El Paso Scene June 2013

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JUNE • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • www. epscene. com Your monthl y gui de to communi ty entertai nment, recreati on & cul ture “A Promise of Rain” by Don Beene (Cover Award winner at the November 2012 “El Paso Scenes” exhibit) Our 7th annual Summer Fun Guide! Camps, classes & more Pages 27-34 J U NE 2 01 3 Rediscovering the Wild West — Page 35 Page 2 El Paso Scene June 2013 El Paso Scene Page 3 June 2013 ‘Bragging Rights’ Car Show — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts the custom car show 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, in the Pavo Real Recreation Center parking lot, 9301 Alameda. Judging based on finish, detail, and presentation with awards for first, second and third place and the overall “Bragging Rights Trophy.” Fee to enter vehicle is $25; vendor booths available for $45. Participants can register at Pavo Real Recreation Center or online at elpasotexas.gov/parks. Information: 544-0753. Guardian Angel Kermess — The annual bazaar is 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 1-2, at Guardian Angel Church, 3021 Frutas. Food and game booths. Sangre Gitana and Ambicion perform Saturday; Conjunto Majeztad and Bando Orgullo de Durango perform Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 533-2077. Southwest Desert Pow Wow — Southwest Apache Nation hosts its first pow wow honoring all veterans 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at Gadsden High School’s Soccer Field, 6301 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. with Native Dance performanc- es, arts and crafts and food booths. Grand entry begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 (12 and younger free). Information: 231-8028. Participating groups include Southern Eagle Singers and Drum (Mescalero, N.M.), Dishchii’bikoh Apache Dance Group and Woman Warriors Dance and Singers (Fort Apache, Ariz.), Alabama-Coushatta tribe Hoop Dancer, Butterfield Park Matachines (Las Cruces), Three-time Grammy winner per- former Yolanda Martinez (Las Cruces)and Danza Azteca Cuitlahuac Dance Group (El Paso). Events begin with Intertribal Grand Entry Dance and the presentation of the colors. Sun City PrideFest 2013 — The annual festival in honor of National Gay Pride Month is noon to midnight Saturday, June 8, on Cleveland Square, Downtown. Guests include Cazwell, Pandora Boxx, Amanda PePore and Strangelove (Depeche Mode Tribute). VIP pass- es (five day) available. Ticket information: epscp.org. The annual parade, “Ride the Rainbow” is 10 a.m. starting at Houston Park, 900 Montana, and concluding at Pride Square, 500 Stanton, for the Gay Pride Street Festival. An Art of Fashion show is Sunday, June 2. M Factor Movie Night is Tuesday, June 4. A Pride Dance Party is Friday, June 7. The 6th Annual Family Picnic is Sunday, June 9, at Wet N’ Wild Waterworld. Billy the Kid Festival — San Elizario Art District Guild hosts the 4th annual festival named for the infamous outlaw Friday through Sunday, June 7-9, in the San Elizario Historic District in San Elizario. The event celebrates Billy the Kid’s visit to San Elizario in 1876 to break out a friend from the old El Paso County Jail. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or billythekidfestival.com. The three-day event includes live music, guid- ed tours, daily historic talks, an arts & crafts market, concessions, pony-rides and more. Performances of the historical play “Midnight Rendezvous: Billy The Kid & The Mystery of 1876” by Maria del Pilar Munoz are June 8-9, at the Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, 1500 Main Street The play recalls historic truths about Billy the Kid’s visit to the small Texas town of San Elizario. To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10, exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to Main Street. Sacred Heart Kermess — San Antonio Tejano Artist Raulito Navaria headlines the 3rd annual festival and kermess at Sacred Heart Church, 602 S. Oregon (at Father Rahm), Friday through Sunday, June 7-9. Proceeds from the event benefit the church’s Adult Education Program. Information: 532-5447, 821-7048, 603-8424 or sacredheartelpaso.org. Procession is 6 p.m. Friday followed by Mass at 7:30 p.m. and Matachines ate 8:30 p.m. Kermess events are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, in Sacred Heart Gym and Padre Pinto Plaza. Matachines performed Saturday on Father Rahm Street. A live concert with Raul Navaria is 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Sacred Heart Gym. Concert admission: $5. J u n e R O U N D u p Please see Page 5 JUNE INDEX Roundup 3-15 Behind the Scene 4 Scene Spotlight 6 Dance 16-17 Program Notes 17 Sports 18-21 Music, Comedy 22-23 El Paso FishNet 23 Here’s the Ticket 24-25 Viva Juárez 26 Summer Fun for Kids 27-34 Feature: Wild West Summer 35-38 Nature 39-40 SW Art Scene 41-45 Gallery Talk 45-46 At the Museum 47-49 History Lessons 50-51 Taking a Look Back 51 On Stage 52-53 Stage Talk 53 Keep on Bookin' 54 Film Scene 55 Liner Notes 55 July Preview 57 El Paso Scene User’s Guide 55 Advertiser Index 58 Subscription Form 58 Page 4 June 2013 El Paso Scene A lmost 20 years ago Randy Limbird started publishing the El Paso Scene. The first few issues Randy did everything. He sold ads, built ads, gathered event information, wrote articles, laid out the paper by cutting and pasting, delivered it to the printer and the next day went out and distributed it. Those issues were 16 pages, had a hand- ful of advertisers and listed around 100 events. The 10,000 copies were delivered mostly in West El Paso. Today the Scene averages 60 pages, with over 100 advertisers, every month lists 600-800 events and the 41,000 copies are distributed from Las Cruces to Horizon City. While advances in technology has made publishing easier, it still amazes people that, with all this tremendous growth, the Scene has only grown from one person to three who work throughout the month. Randy still does a little of everything, Lisa Tate writes the feature article and updates event listings and I take care of Advertising Sales and Distribution. Others help out with column writing, proof-reading and distribution. Last month, two days before publishing the May issue, I was involved in a Scooter versus Pick-up accident that sent me to the hospital for four days. At that point I still had customers to contact, ads to build and distribution to arrange. Thanks to the pain-relieving morphine, I have only vague memories of those four days. I do remember talking to Randy but I don't know what was said or arranged. Fortunately, Randy can revert to do-it-all mode. He got my files, got all my ads done, added a late call-in ad, arranged for distribution, and did my customer billing. He was also observant enough to know my recovery would take much longer than I was forecasting and took over re- fill distribution. Normally Randy takes care of re-filling locations on the west side of El Paso and I take care of the rest of the city. Re-filling racks is time-con- suming and takes me six to eight hours a week. Randy did it for me starting from the far West Side of El Paso and covering locations in the far East Side that he had never been to. All that while still taking care of the West Side. I was very fortunate to have had many customers, friends, and neighbors call and visit me in the hospital and home and offer their support and help. I hope to find a special way to thank them all. For Randy, my writing of this column is a small thank you card that eliminates one job of the hundreds and hundreds he does every month to give all of us the El Paso Scene. Also thank you for the “Get Well” bottle of tequila. — Albert Martinez * * * Editor’s note: Albert is mostly recov- ered, except for a stiff shoulder and a scooter damaged beyond repair. In over 12 years working with the Scene, this was the first time he had to take off work due to illness or injury. Filling in for Albert renewed my knowl- edge of the East Side, Horizon City and Lower Valley. It’s hard to believe how much has changed since we first began publishing the Scene in 1993. George Dieter was pretty much the edge of town back then. Now the new East Side sprawls past Loop 375 and Zaragoza. * * * This month’s cover is another of the Cover Award winners from last November’s “El Paso Scenes” exhibit. Don Beene’s “Promise of Rain” is partic- ularly appropriate for this time of year, when El Paso is thirsty for thunderstorms to relieve our drought. — Randy Limbird Albert Martinez © 2013 Cristo Rey Communications Randy Limbird Editor and Publisher (915) 542-1422 Albert Martinez Advertising & Circulation Director (915) 920-7244 Lisa Kay Tate Associate Editor (915) 542-1422 ext. 4 Editorial Associates: Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers Circulation Associates: Randy Friedman, Gil Garza Contributing Writers: Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick, Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh Walter Schaefer, Jay Duncan Subscription Form is on Page 58 Visit El Paso Scene Online at www.epscene.com sponsored by Phidev, Inc. June 2013 El Paso Scene is published by Cristo Rey Communications as a monthly guide to entertainment, recreation and culture in the El Paso area. Copies are provided free at selected locations. Subscriptions are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. Circulation: 41,000 copies. El Paso Scene P. O. Box 13615 El Paso, Texas 79913 PH: 542-1422 FAX: 542-4292 Office: 316 Arboles, El Paso TX 79932 E-mail: [email protected] Deadline for news for the July issue is June 17 The July issue comes out June 26 Page 5 June 2013 El Paso Mudd Fest — El Paso Youth Sports Foundation hosts the “down and dirty” sum- mer fest and Summer Palooozza Music Fest 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 8, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, with live bands and DJs, mud volleyball, survivor obstacle course, mud castle competition, mud body massages and street taco cook-off. Tickets: $15 in advance (includes one food vendor voucher); $10 before 5 p.m. at the door (includes one beverage voucher); $20 after 5 p.m. at the door. Ages 12 a younger admitted for $5 (includes one ice cream coupon). Information: 383-5398 or elpasomud- dfest.com. DJ music is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live bands 1 to 7 p.m. the a “Miss Mudd” Bikini Contest and Mr. Mudd “King of the Beach” contest at 7 p.m. and a Midnight Electro-FONIX DJ-Light Show 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Downtown El Paso Dishcrawl — An evening of “Food, Fun, and Exploration” is 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, featuring four local eateries in Downtown El Paso. Names of restaurants kept secret, but hints will be offered via Twitter @dishcrawlelpaso. Vegetarian and other dietary options available upon request. Cost: $45 (drinks not included). Cancellation up to 48 hours in advance; dishcrawl takes place rain or shine. Information: (512) 827-6985, [email protected] or dishcrawl.com/elpaso. St. Anthony’s Day Celebration — The annual commemoration of the reservation’s patron saint is Thursday, June 13, at Ysleta del Sur Reservation. St. Anthony is patron saint of the Tigua tribe in Ysleta. The celebration, pri- marily religious in nature, is free and open to the public. Information: 859-8053. Preparations begin in early morning, with a Mass at the Ysleta Mission, and a procession bearing St. Anthony’s image immediately fol- lowing. People with promises to St. Anthony’s can take their vows or display acts of devotion. Tribal members return to the tuh-la (ceremo- nial site similar to a kiva), where dancing con- tinues all day, then back to the tuh-la. The tuh- la is located near the reservation: Take Alameda east to Candelaria, turn left, then right on San Fernando and right on Juno. The reser- vation is a few blocks from the mission and Ysleta Cultural Center. The public is invited to watch, but photographs of the ceremonies should be taken only with permission. Bring folding chairs. Flag Day Ceremony — The El Paso Texas “Flags Across America” chapter will host its 6th annual ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday, June 14, at the Old Glory Memorial, corner of Diana and Gateway North (Entry on Kenworthy). The 50x100- foot flag donated by VFW 8550 will be raised as well as flags from all 50 states and six territory flags. Information: Jimmy Melver, 549- 5031. In conjunction with the event is the 6th annual chili cook-off at noon Saturday, June 15; chili tasting that afternoon. The chapter hosts a fundraising yard sale and silent auction 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Proceeds go towards new lights for the memo- rial. Elephant Festival — El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, honors it biggest residents, June and Savannah the Asian Elephants, with its 11th annual festival 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, with education activi- ties and other family events. Admission: $10; $7.50 age 60 and older, active duty military and spouse with ID; $6 age 3-12; free for age 2 and younger and zoo members. Information: 521- 1894 or elpasozoo.org. A “produce hunt” is 12:30 to 1 p.m. both days in which guests can enter the elephant exhibit with zookeepers to hide enrichment items for the elephants. Registration on a first come, first serve basis. Cost: $5 ($4.50 zoo members). Breakfast with the Elephants is 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Guests enjoy breakfast as the elephants enjoy theirs in their yard before the zoo opens. Elephant keeper staff share information and answer questions about the elephants. Registration required by May 31. Cost: $25 ($15 zoo members); $16 age 12 and younger ($10 zoo members); includes zoo admission. Miss El Paso USA — The pageants for Miss El Paso USA and the Miss El Paso Teen USA are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. The pageants are the official preliminaries to the Miss Texas USA, Miss Texas Teen USA, Miss USA Pageants. Ticket information: Laura’s Productions, 845- 2894 or [email protected] KLAQ River Raft Race — The race is on at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, starting on the Vinton Street Bridge in Vinton, Texas and finish- ing at the Canutillo Bridge. Participating teams build a raft out of found objects and try to make it down the river. Categories offered for kayak or canoe (1 or 2 people), small raft (1-4 people) and large raft 5-10 people. Check in is 9 to 10:45 a.m. Entry fee $20 per craft, plus $10 per person participating (includes race t- shirt). Information: klaq.com/event. Prizes and trophies awarded for the most points earned, best looking crew, and best dec- orated raft. All rafts, canoes, and kayaks must have the letter “Q” or “KLAQ.” Party follows at Little Bit of Texas, 5500 Doniphan. Downtown Street Festival — The event encompasses the entire El Paso Convention Center area, including the Abraham Chavez Theatre and the Union Plaza District, with stages of live music including the main stage, rock stage and Latin stage, food, games 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28-29. Tickets: $20 in advance; $30 at the gate; $5 age 12 and younger at the gate. Two-day combo tickets: $35 in advance only; limited supply. Advance tickets available at all area 7-Eleven Alon stores. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com. The Street Festival includes four outdoor stages filled with non-stop music, vendor booths offering the tastes, novelties and crafts of El Paso, a children’s carnival area and activi- ties for the whole family. Friday’s Main Stage headliner is Bush (“Alien,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Mouth.” Saturday’s Main Stage headliner is Third Eye Blind (“Jumper,’ “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Never Let You Go.”). Opening act is Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown. Fireworks follow around 10 p.m. each night. The event is one of the largest annual festivals in El Paso, attracting 20,000 to 30,000 people or more each year. June Roundup Cont’d from Page 3 A IR££ Presentotìon You Won't Iorget ÐzeaR4hzough Ðto4eoh Ðtsoovez§ {4 patents, peer review studies, on NA5DAQ} Leorn how to lmprove your Heolth ond Bene(ìt (rom on £xtroordìnory Busìness Opportunìty 5aturday, june 22 9 an · 11 an · 1pn · 3 pn 5939-A Gateway West ( one 5|ock from 8ossett P|oce j {915} 867-2986 enaiI questions to: [email protected] website: www.nyIifevantage.con/Iinda2012 Please see Page 6 El Paso Scene El Paso Scene Page 6 June 2013 Celebrating the Fourth Las Cruces Independence Day cele- brations —The city’s annual Electric Light Parade and 4th of July Celebration are Wednesday and Thursday, July 3-4, with the annual Electric Light Parade, Street Fest and Mayor’s annual fireworks display. Details to be announced. Admission to all events is free. Fireworks prohibited along parade route. Information: (575) 541-2200 or las-cruces.org. Alamogordo Independence Day Parade — The annual Independence Day Parade is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, on 10th Street and Oregon, ending at New York Street, in Alamogordo, N.M. The annual fireworks dis- play is around 9 p.m., shot from the New Mexico Museum of Space History (weather permitting). Information: (575) 439-4142. East Side 4th of July Parade — Anyone can join the annual Independence Day “People’s Parade” sponsored by El Paso Del Norte Lions Club, beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4, starting at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino (at Montwood), with floats, marching units, antique cars, horses and bicycles are among the entries. Sponsorships and donations welcome. Information: 731- 1549. La Viña Country Picnic —The winery in La Union, N.M. will host its annual picnic 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, featuring entertainment by Live By Request. Food, water, soda, wine and wine margaritas for sale, tents and tables set up, croquet, badminton and a water slide. Attendees may bring their own pic- nic and lawn chairs (no coolers or pets). Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com. The winery is at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Patriotic Celebration — El Paso Wind Symphony’s annual Independence Day per- formance of patriotic music is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater. The concert also will introduce the symphony’s new music director, Conductor Bohuslav Rattay. A fireworks show follows the concert. Presented by the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department of the City of El Paso. Admission is free. Information: 541-4481, 532-7273 or elpa- soartsandculture.org. ‘Pop Goes the Fort’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andres Moran, will perform patriotic and Broadway pops music 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Fort Bliss’s Biggs Park. Fireworks display follows. Hosted by Bliss’s MWR. Lawn chairs welcome; no pets, coolers, glass containers or alcohol permitted. MWR will have vendors selling food, drinks and beer. Admission is free and the public is wel- come. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org. Access to Biggs Park is through the Biggs gate (Airport Road). Drivers need to show driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. All adult passenger required to show valid picture ID. Day Passes not required. Silver City Independence Day — The annual parade is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, along Bullard Street. The annual Ice Cream Social and cake walk is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the Silver City Museum parking lot with hot and cool treats, free historic games and live entertainment. Information: (575) 538-3785 or silvercity.org. West Side Independence Day Parade — The Rotary Club of El Paso’s annual Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at Western Hills Church, 530 Thunderbird. The 2.6-mile parade route will go from the church down Shadow Mountain, then up Mesa to Coronado High School. Information: rotarywestelpaso.org. Fee for entries is $45 ($10 non-profits). Prizes are $1,000 for Best Entry, $500 for Most Patriotic and $250 for Best Design. To sign up, contact Joanne Latimer at 581-3333 or westel- [email protected] Fort Davis Independence Day Weekend — The West Texas town hosts its annual “Coolest 4th of July Celebration” Friday through Sunday, July 5-7 in Fort Davis. Information: (432) 426-3015, 1-800-524-3015 or [email protected] The city’s fireworks display is Friday at dusk at Jeff Davis County Park (on Sunday in case of rain). Performance by Tumbleweed Smith also planned Friday, time to be announced. A street dance is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday behind The Union, featuring music by Jody Nix. Tickets: $12; free for age 12 and younger with Please see Page 7 El Paso Parks and Recreation Summer — Page 31. • June 1: Braggin’ Rights Car Show and Beach Day Volleyball Challenge • June 2-Aug. 15: Melodies in the Park • June 14-Aug. 16: Midnight Basketball • June 17-Aug. 9: Club Rec Summer Camp • July 19-20: Family Camp Out Adventure. San Elizario Art District — Page 43. • June 7: First Friday ArtWalk with live entertainment and Ghost Tour • June 7, 19 and 23: Live music at El Bandido • June 8-9 and June 16: Billy The Kid Reenactment • June 16: Mission Trail Art Market with Billy the Kid Reenactments. • June 23: Historic District Guided Tours. EPSO Summer — Page 2. • July 4: Pop Goes the Fort at Biggs Field • July 13: Run For A Margarita starting at Riviera Restaurant • July 22: The World’s Greatest ABBA Show • Aug. 24: The Music of Led Zeppelin. Crossland Gallery — Showing May 31- June 22 at Art Junction: “Something New Under the El Paso Sun” Works by Samuel Garcia, Eduardo Saucedo and their YISD stu- dents. Reception is May 31. Page 41. El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers — Page 56. • Alfresco! Fridays run through Sept. 27, and Dancing in the City is Saturdays June 1- July 27 at Arts Festival Plaza. • Cool Canyon Nights are Thursdays through Aug. 29 in McKelligon Canyon. • Cody Simpson is June 9 at The Plaza. • Downtown Street Fest is June 28-29. Summer Zoo Camp — The weeklong camps for ages 6 to 10 June 3-Aug. 2 at the El Paso Zoo. Page 29. El Paso Exploreum —Opening June 8 are Bubbles, Water and Sand activity stations. Page 32. Opening June 27 at the Exploreum’s El Paso Artisan Gallery: is “Falling Giants: A Photo Exhibit of Demolition Weekend.” Page 41. Southwest Student String Institute — The string camp is June 10-14 at Da Vinci School for Science & the Arts. Page 46. ‘Viva El Paso!’ —The summertime pageant returns to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre June 14-Aug. 10,. Page 58. El Paso Conservatory of Dance — The classic ballet group presents “The Magical World of Cri-Cri” June 15 at the El Paso Scottish Rite auditorium. Page 47. Kids and Dogs Training Camp —ReidSan Dog Training Center in Canutillo offers camps for ages 9 to 16 and their dogs age 6 months or older June 15, July 13 and July 27. Page 32. D’ansa Jazz Stage Summer Camp — The dance studio hosts a summer dance club for girls 3-12 beginning June 17. Page 28. Dancer’s Studio Summer Camp — Dance camps for all levels of dancers age 4 and older run June 17-Aug. 9. Page 32. Summer Dance Camp — The camp for youth age 5-10 and teens age 12-16 runs June 18-July 11 at El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy. Page 30. Summer Wine Art Market —Sunland Winery hosts the First Day of Summer cele- bration June 21-22. Page 18. ‘Night at the Library’ — Screenings of the locally made film are June 21-23 and June 28-30 at Kids-N-Co. Page 29. Kiwanis Uncorked II — The benefit wine tasting gala June 22 at the El Paso Community Foundation Room. Page 5. John Leguizamo’s ‘Ghetto Klown’ — Emmy-winning actor and comedian John Leguizamo presents his Broadway smash hit June 28-29 at Magoffin Auditorium. Page 3. Rubin Center for the Visual Arts — Showing through July 19 in the Project Space: Claire Lippman: “Traces of Wind and Bone.” Theatre MITU/Juarez: A Documentary Mythology” runs July 25- Sept. 14. Page 42. Museum Scavenger Hunt — The Border Museum Association’s 5th annual hunt runs through July 29 at 20 participating muse- ums. Page 34. Magoffin Home State Historic Site — Summer events include Kids Summer Classes in June and July, and free admission for Military through Sept. 2. Page 23. Arabesque 2013 — Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer’s 4th annual gala is July 6 at Scottish Rite Temple Theatre. Page 17. ‘Pasión Flamenca: Amor Gitano’ — Gallegos y Baile Flamenco! presents the tra- ditional flamenco show July 27, Chamizal National Memorial. Page 12. Summer Repertory — El Paso Community College Performer’s Studio presents shows at Transmountain Campus Forum. Page 9. UTEP P3 Kidz On Campus — Half- and full-day camps and classes for children enter- ing kinder through 12th grades. Page 27. Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual “producers only” market runs Saturdays through October. Page 48. Move! El Paso walking trails — The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has walking trails throughout the city. Page 45. Southern New Mexico Silver City MainStreet — Downtown Rodeo Days are June 5-8. Page 9. Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces— Showing June 7-Aug. 31: “Coffee: The World in a Cup.” Page 7. Hot Springs Festival — The 5th annual festival is June 8, along Daniels and Sims in Downtown Truth or Consequences with live music, tours of the hot springs, a “Spa Poker Run” and more. Page 44. Ski Run Road Challenge — The 7th annual race featuring the highest finish in New Mexico is July 27 at the Eagle Creek Sports Complex in Ruidoso. Page 37. Silver City Clay Festival — The ”down to earth” art fest is July 27-Aug. 4 throughout historic Downtown Silver City, N.M. with art shows, workshops, demonstrations, guest lectures and more. Page 46. Scene Spotlight highlights events advertised in this issue. adult. BYOB (no glass containers). Arts and crafts and vendor booths open at 9 a.m. Friday and Sunday and 8 a.m. Saturday around the historic Courthouse, and the “Great Parade” is 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at St. Joseph Church. Other Saturday events include a 5K run at 8 a.m. at Jeff Davis County Park, a book sale, Krispy Kreme sale, apple pie and empanada baking contest at 10 a.m. at the park, living his- tory demonstrations, and barbecue and Peruvian Passo Horse demonstration at 11 a.m. at the courthouse. “The Great Bank Robbery” reenactments are noon and 2 p.m. and a small arms demonstration at 3 p.m. An 1880s-style baseball game is 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Fort Davis National Historic Site. Southern New Mexico Southern New Mexico GLBTQ Pride Festival — Gay Pride Month festival is May 30-June 2 with main festival events 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Pioneer Women’s Park, 500 W. Las Cruces Ave., in Las Cruces, with food, music, craft vendors, speakers and a pet blessing. Admission is free. Information: soutnernnmpride.org. Other events: • An all-ages Pool Party is 6:30 to p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Desert Hills Pool, 5800 La Reina. Entry: $5. • Drag Bingo is 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Hotel Encanto, 705 Telshor. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. • An Under 21 Dance is 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 1, at Hotel Encanto. Tickets: $5. • An Over 21 Dance is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Hotel Encanto. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. • LBGTQ Musical Showcase is 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 Missouri. Admission: $5. First New Mexico Bank Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo — The 23rd annual PRCA Rodeo rides into Silver City Wednesday through Saturday, June 5-8, at Southwest Horseman’s Park, U.S. 180 East (at Caballero Road). Performances begin at 8 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. with mutton bustin’ at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 at the gate. Information: (575) 534-5030. Altrusa Fashion show and tea — Altrusa International of Ruidoso, the non-profit service organization, hosts its 9th annual fashion show and tea at noon, Saturday, June 8, at Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club, 1 Country Club Road in Alto, N.M. Fashions provided by Alto Lakes Pro Shop, Brunell’s, Bay Window, J. Roberts, Michelle’s, Rebekah’s and St. Bernard’s. Tickets: $25 in advance. Information: (575) 258-4615. Elephant Butte Chili Challenge — The annual cook-off is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Desert Cove camping area of Elephant Butte State Park. Several area cooks compete to have the best and hottest red and green chile in the southwest. Awards given at 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Park admission fee applies; tasting cups available for $2. Information: (575) 495-1311 or [email protected] Hot Springs Festival — The 5th annual festival is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 8, along Daniels and Sims (behind Lee Belle Johnson Center) in Downtown Truth or Consequences, N.M. featuring live music, tours of the hot springs, a “Spa Poker Run,” activities for chil- dren, contests, food and arts vendors and a beer garden. Information: (575) 973-8167 (TorC Main Street) or hotspringsfestival.com. First known as “Palomas Hot Springs,” in 1914 the town was later known as simply “Hot Springs” until 1950, when the town changed its name in honor of the popular radio show. WCC&D Spring Fiesta — The annual fies- ta at the former New Mexico mining boom towns of Winston, Chloride, Chiz and Dusty is 9 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Community Center in Winston, 35 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences on NM 52, with parade, bar- becue dinner, craft fair, flea market kids’ games, entertainment and more Admission is free. Information: (575) 783-2081 or [email protected] A Western dance is 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $5. BAMM Music Festival — The 4th annual weekend of music and camping Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, in Cloudcroft, N.M. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday with event site closing at 1 p.m. Sunday. No pets, alcohol, glass contain- ers, open flames, or charcoal grills. Propane okay with a metal pan underneath. Tickets: $25 (covers all three days); ages 12 and younger free. Information: (575) 682-1229 or bammfes- tival.com. Friday’s music is 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. with Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment, Eclectic Bones, Faceless, School Bus Gypsies and CW Ayon. Saturday’s music is 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. with Trevor, Dusty Low, Todd & The Fox, Zoltan Orkestar, Sorry About You Sister, Memphis Strange, Chuco Soul Project, Boubon Legend, Tornado Rider and Casual Fridays. High Rolls/Mountain Park Lions Club Cherry Festival — The 46th annual festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 15-16, at the High Rolls Community Center, 56 Cottage Row. The festi- val features all varieties of cherry products — pies, tarts, ciders — and fresh Bing cherries, children’s activities, and more than 65 arts and crafts vendors. Proceeds benefit Lions Club causes. Admission is free. No pets. Information: highrollsfestivals.com. High Rolls is nine miles east of Alamogordo on U.S. 82 (between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft). Follow the signs to the community center. Kars of Kids — The 14th annual Kiwanis Kars for Kids is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Young Park, Walnut and Nevada in Las Cruces. The event includes antique, classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Food and soft drink booths and prize raffle offered. Bicycles welcome. Proceeds go to Jardin de los Niños and other Kiwanis Foundation projects. Admission and parking is free. No alcohol allowed in park. Information: (575) 525-9478 or [email protected] Registration for participants is 7 to 10 a.m. Cost: $30. Other events: • A pancake breakfast served 8 to 11 a.m.; $5 a plate. • Kiwanis Clubs will collect children’s books to set up a rotating library for children using the Meerscheidt Center. • New Mexico Department of Fish and Game hosts a children’s fishing clinic at the stocked pond 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 11 and under. June Roundup Cont’d from Page 5 Please see Page 8 El Paso Scene Page 7 June 2013 • The Las Cruces chapter of the NAACP’s annual Juneteenth celebration is 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with live entertainment and BBQ lunches. Proceeds go towards NAACP scholarship fund. San Juan Fiesta and Turtle Fest — The 25th annual fiesta and turtle derby is Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Tortugas, N.M., near Las Cruces. The celebration dates back to when the present day Tortugas consisted of two separate villages, Guadalupe and San Juan. They will host its 100 year anniversary in 2014. Information: Parish Office, (575) 526-8171. The Pre-Derby Tardeada is 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the covered pavilion with music by Sangria. Doors open at 7 p.m. Traditional food available for purchase. Admission: $5. Information: (575) 526-4003. Sunday’s fest is 10 a.m. Sunday with the 25th annual Turtle Races, starting with the annual Celebrity Turtle Race, at 2 p.m. (registration begins at 11 a.m.). Traditional food booths, kids activities and entertainment begin at noon with a dance/tardeada 3 to 7 p.m. with music by Animmo. Admission is free for all Sunday events. A Fiesta raffle drawing for $750 cash and other prizes is 7 p.m. followed by Tortuga Pueblo Dancers at 6:30 p.m. The 8th annual Tortugas Open Golf Scramble is 8 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Sonoma Golf Course. (See separate listing). To get there: Take Interstate 10 to Las Cruces, exit on University Avenue and go under the freeway; turn left at the stop sign and continue on Main, going through two sig- nals. Turn left on Tortugas Drive and then turn right on Parroquia. Smokin’ On the Pecos NM State BBQ Championship — The 2nd annual State BBQ Championship is Friday and Saturday, June 28-29, at in Artesia, N.M. The Kansas City BBQ Society & Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Sanctioned event has more than 40 competitors from across the nation compete for $12,000 in cash prize money. Backyard BBQ and Kids Q competitions also planned along with live music a shooting event, craft show, roughstock challenge, bike run ride. Admission is free for most events. Performing Friday is Johnny Riley Johnny Riley at 6 p.m. and Will Banister and the Mulberry Band at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Mark Chesnutt in concert is 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $10; available at artesiaartscouncil.com Information: (575)513.4291, (575) 513.4290 or smokinonthepecos.us Flying J Ranch Experience — The chuck- wagon supper and stage show at the Alto, N.M. ranch (near Ruidoso) is 6 p.m. nightly through Sept 1 (Saturdays only Sept. 14- Oct. 12). Closed Sundays. Cost: $27 ($17 chil- dren 4-12; free ages 3 and younger). Reservations encouraged. Cost includes dinner and entertainment (some activities extra). Information/reservations: 1-888-458-3595, (575) 336-4330 or flyingjranch.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Fiddler’s Side Show begins at 5:45 p.m. Deputy Training School for children is 6:25 p.m. with Bonita City Gunfight Reenactment at 6:45 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m., featuring the Flying J Wranglers. Whitewater Weekends — Truth or Consequences, N.M. offers a two-hour float trip ride down the Rio Grande for $10, with a “float n’ soak” package in coordination with River Bend Hot Springs for $18 (includes one hour at River Bend Hot Springs). Pedal and paddle specials are available as well which include bike rental and float tube for $18 per person. Advance reservations recommended. Information/reservations: “Captain Bob” at (575) 740-3784 or whitewaterweekends.com. Artesia Independence Day events — Artesia N. M. hosts its Forth of July celebration Thursday, July 4, with sports and family activi- ties, including the Firecracker Golf Scramble, 47th annual DOES Parade, a concert by Madison Rising and Sons of Thunder fireworks extravaganza. Information: (575) 746-2744, or artesiachamber.com. Cloudcroft Independence Day — The Village of Cloudcroft, N.M. celebrates Independence Day with Family Fun Games Saturday and Sunday, July 6-7, at Zenith Park, including a pie auction on Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733, 1-866-874- 4447 or cloudcroft.net. • The Fourth of July parade at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4, on Hwy 82 and Burro. • Open-air melodramas of “Big Bad (or A Hairy Tale)” by the Cloudcroft Light Opera Company are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 5-6, in the Zenith Park Pavilion. Admission is free. Smokey Bear Stampede — The 57th annual celebration is July 4-7 in Capitan, about 20 miles north of Ruidoso. Rodeos begin at 7 p.m. each night, with nightly dances are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the fairgrounds. Fireworks follow July 4 rodeo performance. Admission:$10; $5 for dance. Information: (575) 354-2202. The annual Smokey Bear Stampede Parade is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, on Bear Blvd. The annual 10K and 2-mile Smokey Bear Stampede Fun Run are usually planned on July 4 starting at the intersection of East Creek and Pine Lodge roads. Registration/information: (575) 354-2748 or [email protected] Roswell UFO Festival 2013 — The annu- al celebration, marking the 66th anniversary of the 1947 “UFO crash” near Roswell, is Thursday through Sunday, July 5-7, at the Roswell Convention and Visitors Center and other locations in Roswell, N.M. The four-day event features guest speakers, celebrity appear- ances authors, vendors, live entertainment, family-friendly activities and carnivals, as well as costume contests for adults, children and pets. Most events are free; nominal charge for UFO Museum admission. Information: 1-800-822- 3545 or ufofestivalroswell.com. Elephant Butte Independence Day — Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Independence Day fireworks are 9 p.m. Saturday, July 6. The display is launched from Rattlesnake Island in the lake, and can be viewed from the beach or on a boat. Admission fees waived 6 to 9 p.m. that day. Information: (575) 744-5923. Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 523-2950. ‘First Fridays’ in Silver City — Several of historic Downtown Silver City’s restaurants, shops and “Red Dot” galleries will stay open late the first Friday of each month as part of El Paso Scene Page 8 June 2013 June Roundup Cont’d from Page 7 !0!L h. Fla:aaea at Arizona, 2 blocks north of Montana |al: ma|aaj a:r 4v46 #Þ6ctAk ÞAR1tAk Bt6Bkt6B1# $4# By Apppointment Lxx·4?47 STUDIO SUITES AVAILABLE Perfect for all varieties of beauty and personal care services (nails/facials/massage/etc.). Also ideal for artist/graphics studio. Potential for Café/Tea Room. Call for more information. Please see Page 9 the monthly “First Friday” shopping event. Free live music and other special events also planned each month. Information: 1-800-548-9378 or silvercitymainstreet.com. Bazaars and fairs Children’s Grief Center Yard Sale — Children’s Grief Center of El Paso, 11625 Pellicano, hosts a fundraising yard sale 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1. The center is a non- profit organization assisting the needs of chil- dren and their families in dealing with the grief of losing a parent or sibling. Information: 532- 6004 or cgcelpaso.org. Johnny Lolita’s Thieves Market — Johnny Lolita’s Coffee Shop, 3200 S. Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. hosts a handmade, vin- tage/retro, industrial art and flea market 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or longer) the first weekend of each month (June 1-2) in the parking lot, with ample parking, and several vendor booths including handmade jewelry and art, vintage high-end clothing, vintage handbags, vintage jewelry and other collectables. Wear good walking shoes to walk on dirt lot and crushed pecan shells. Some vendors accept cash only. Admission is free. Information: 929-4008 or [email protected] Johnny Lolita’s red barn building offers hand- crafted coffees, treats and cold drinks. Artist and Farmers’ Market call for vendors — Vendors are sought for the year round El Paso Downtown Artist and Farmers’ market 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays on Anthony Street in the Union Plaza District with local, handmade arts and crafts and regionally grown agricultural products. The farmers’ market component begins June 8, and is seeking new artists, farmers/gardeners, food truck vendors, and buskers (street performers who work for gratuities). Information: Rebecca Munoz, 541- 4942 or [email protected] El Paso Psychic Fair —The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, at the Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway (at Boeing). Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345- 6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com. The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, spirit writ- ing, Feng Shui products, aromatherapy and readings by 12 professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish. Marfa City Wide Garage Sale — The City of Marfa, Texas hosts its annual communi- ty-wide garage sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 8, throughout town. Maps avail- able of locations at Arcon Inn, 215 N. Austin. Information: (432) 729-4826 or (432) 386- 8212. Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts during the 5th season for the monthly open-air market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 16, in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza at the San Elizario Chapel, 1500 Main in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pistoleros de San Elizario will perform a Billy the Kid breakout reenactment at 1 and 3 p.m. at the old county jail. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or mission- trailartmarket.com. Summer Wine Art Market —Sunland Winery, located at Art & Frame Mfg., 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M., host the First Day of Summer celebration 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21-22. Free wine tasting with a local arts market. Admission is free. Information: (575) 589-1214. Painting and tasting classes are 6:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Reservations required at 241-8808 or [email protected] Sunland Winery is north of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. From I-10, take Sunland Park to Futurity, turn right, then left of Trifecta and right on Victory. Look for red umbrellas. Arts and Craft Fair — El Paso Parks and Recreation, hosts the fair 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Veterans Center, 5301 Salem. Admission is free; vendor space available for $5 a table. Information: 821-8909. Santa Lucia Kermess — Santa Lucia Catholic Church will host its 2012 Gran Kermess 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 4to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 22-23, at the church grounds at 518 Gallagher, with food, wine and beer booths, family games and live music. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Information: 592-5245. Downtown Artist Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists are Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4942. Artists may rent booths for only $2, but are required to prove they produce their own work. Artists must obtain a sales permit and attend one of the monthly orientation sessions offered 6 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the City Hall third floor training room. Information/guidelines online at elpaso- texas.gov/mcad at “Cultural/Heritage Tourism & Initiatives.” Vinton Farmer’s Market — The seasonal market with fresh produce and handcrafted items runs 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday year round at 7810 Doniphan (former Pat’s Country Store location), in Vinton. Information: 613-8039. Traders Market at Old Fort Bliss — The 3rd annual “farmer’s market-style” event is 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 27 (excluding federal holiday weekends) at the Old Fort Bliss Replica, corner of Pershing and Pleasonton (Building 5054), with market pro- duce, eggs, jellies, jams, candles and other arts and crafts items. Admission is free. Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482. Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual market runs 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. This “producers only” market runs through mid-October and features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans such as organic and pesticide-free vegetables, locally-made goat cheeses, natural free range chickens and eggs, native plants for home and yard, fresh-baked breads and salsas. Only products grown directly from the produc- er allowed. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3. Coffee, house-made pastries and fresh- squeezed juices available at the vintage Coffeestream trailer and brunch served in the restaurant beginning at 8 a.m. From El Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273), continue past the post office and turn left on Ardovino. June Roundup Cont’d from Page 8 Page 9 June 2013 El Paso Scene Please see Page 10 El Paso Scene Page 10 June 2013 Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org. Silver City Farmers Market — The mar- ket runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays early May through the first frost in October in the Main Street Plaza (intersection of 6th and Bullard). Information: (575) 536-9681. Something for everyone Last Thursdays — The Downtown event includes art exhibitions, food trucks, culinary tastings, live artist demonstrations and per- formances, and live music 6 to 9 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month (May 30, June 27). Last Thursdays is a collaboration of mARTket: Bring It Downtown and the Downtown Arts District. Admission is free to most events and the public is invited. Information: 541-4280, epdowntownarts.com or facebook.com/EPDAD. Admission may be charged at some venues; free at most others. Venues include downtown museums, nightclubs, galleries and coffee hous- es. In collaboration with El Paso Bike month, a bike ride May 30 will highlight participating venues for Last Thursdays starting at 6:15 p.m. at San Jacinto Plaza with an after party at The Garden, 511 Western at Union Plaza. Venues include El Paso Museum of Art, Tricky Falls, Loft Light Studios, The Grocery Gallery, The Station, 2nd Floor Contemporary Arts, Purple Pop Up Gallery, Red Room at the Network, El Paso Museum of History, Bowie Feathers, Hello Day Café, St. Valentine’s Kitchen, Tea + Garden, Tabla, The Garden, The Mix, Manchot, Le Trendy, OM and Botticelli Fashions Metronomy. Racial Justice Awards — The awards rec- ognizing individuals and organizations in the community who promote racial justice and peace are 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at UTEP’s Centennial Museum. Recipients to be announced. Information: Cemelli de Aztlan, 838-3534 or [email protected] Family Day at the Park — Servants of the Most High host the family day and Christian ministry outreach 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Nations Tobin Park 8831 Railroad, with barbecue, free clothing, food baskets, and live praise music and worship. Children’s activi- ties include games, races, and jumpers. Free raffle for adults giving away donated items (electronics, cookware, and other household items). Admission is free, everyone is welcome. Information: 790-8992 or 549-0469. Latinitas — The nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latina youth offers regular cre- ative expression workshops, exhibits and more. Headquarters are at 1359 Lomaland, #502. Information: 219-8554, [email protected] or LasLatinitas.org. Creative Chicas Saturday Camp is 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of the month (June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10), at Judge Marquez Library. Girls in grades 4-8 meet monthly for multimedia arts workshops. Chicas Write Now Scholarship Writing Workshop for girls ages 13 to 19 is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Latinitas office, 10935 Ben Crenshaw, #207. Latinitas Multimedia Arts Summer Camps for ages 9-14 are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. run July 8- Aug. 1 at various locations. Cost: $75. See separate listing for themes and schedule. Lifeguard Review Course — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation’s Aquatics the course for currently certified lifeguards age 15 and older to review their materials, skills and certification 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at Armijo Aquatics Center, 911 S. Ochoa, Suite A. Cost: $97 ($121 non- resident). Information: 543-9598 or elpaso- texas.gov/parks. Lifeguard Review participants must show valid, unexpired proof of Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer cer- tifications. ‘Positive Behavior Through Engagement’ — Paso Del Norte Texas ASCD hosts the professional development workshop 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Adventures In Learning, 7230 Gateway East, with presenter Dr. Ernie Mendes, author, exec- utive coach and professional development trainer. Topics include a positive learning envi- ronment, reducing negative behavior, increasing student focus and engagement and improving collaboration in the classroom. Pre-registration: $10 (free for ASCD members); includes mate- rials and breakfast. Information: Blanca Lopez, 525-4446, [email protected] or pasodel- nortetexasascd.weebly.com. Water Safety Instructor Course — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Water Safety Course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 and June 15- 16, at Delta Aquatics Center, 4451 Delta. Participants must be 16 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of course, and pass a series o swimming and physical requirements. Fee: $189 (attendance at all ses- sions mandatory). Information: 544-3556. Fibromyalgia Support Group — The group meets 2 to 3 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month (June 4) at Alternatives Centre for Behavioral Health, 7760 Alabama as a network of support and resource education for those with Fibromyalgia, their families, and friends. Guest speakers and group members share their own experiences. Admission is free. Information: 219-9970 or alternativescentre.com. LIGHT Center — The community benefit organization at 810 Gato Road hosts several monthly events for the community. All listed events begin at 7 p.m. Information:231-0066 or [email protected] • Indian Vegetarian cooking class is the first Tuesday of the month (June 4) • Happiness Unlimited series is the first and third Friday of the month (June 7 and 21) • Pranic Healing review is the second Thursday of the month (June 13) • Full Moon Meditation Sunday, June 23. Better Business Bureau and Torch Awards — Joshua Hunt, Senior Vice President of Hunt Companies and Managing Director of Hunt Holdings; and Alan Ledford, Consultant and Founder of Perfect Game Ventures are speakers at the BBB’s annual luncheon meeting and Torch Awards 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at The Summit Ballroom. Both are businessmen working on El Paso’s Triple-A Baseball team. Proceeds from this year’s event will help the BBB purchase its own building. Tickets: $100 ($75 BBB mem- bers). 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Information: 577-0195, 490-0762 or [email protected] Amigos Toastmasters open house — The Amigos Toastmasters invite the public to their open house event 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the Doris Van Doren Library, 551 Redd. Learn how to make speech- es, gain confidence and other leadership skills. Light refreshments and door prizes offered. Admission is free. Information: 408-5675. WWII/D-Day Commemorative Celebration — The Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, Inc. seeks veterans of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France and of all other World War II campaigns to be recognized on the 69th Anniversary of D-Day at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at the “Home of the Airborne,” 2608 Fort Blvd. The event includes a cake cutting ceremony, free finger foods and drinks. Deceased veterans also will be recog- nized. Sponsored by the veteran paratroopers. The event is free and the public is welcome. Information: John Ceballos, 240-8104 or [email protected], or bpaac.org.. Summer Pool Party —Mission Hills Association and Piedmont Hills Club host a free end-of-school celebration noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Piedmont Hills Club, 4171 Berkshire. Admission is free. Information: 204- 5238 or on facebook at Mission Hills Association. Etiquette classes — Joann Wardy School of Etiquette and Enrichment offers various classes taught by Wardy, an etiquette consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Information: 355-0992 or [email protected] Web: elpasoetiquette.com. Two-classes are offered 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, and include a 5-course tutorial luncheon on Wednesday. The Tuesday class is Basic Etiquette Skills; the Wednesday session is Dining Skills for Success. Classes are offered June 11-12; July 9-10; and Aug. 6-7. Cost is $195 per two-day class. Grandparents support group — City of Las Cruces Senior Programs offers a support group grandparents raising their grandchildren at 11 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month (June 11) at Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite. The group gives grandparents a place to come together to share how they cope with financial, legal, medical and school problems. Information: (575) 528-3301. Southwest Character Council — The council’s monthly luncheon is 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Great American Land and Cattle Company, 701 S. Mesa Hills. Cost: $10 (includes lunch, networking and training). Cash or check only. Information/RSVP: 779-3551. Flag Day Ceremonies — American Legion Paso Del Norte Post 58 will conduct its annual ceremony for the disposal and retirement of unserviceable flags at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the post, 4724 Vulcan. The ceremony will be conducted by post officers and assisted by Boy Scout Troop 213. The event begins with the Pledge of Allegiance as part of the nationwide observance of Flag Day, which also marks the 238th birthday of the U.S. Army. Anyone with flags in need of disposal may bring them to the ceremony. Cake and other refreshments served afterward. Information: 751-0850. Smut Slam ‘Sixth Sexy Shindig’ — Queer Pulp El Paso hosts an evening of positive sexuality and smutty storytelling 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Joe Vinny and Bronson’s Bohemian Cafe, 824 Piedras. Following a poet- ry-slam format, participants are given the chance to sign up and share five minutes of true, real-life sexual adventures; stories can be funny, poignant, sexy, raunchy, whatever, but they should be sexually focused and genuine. Adult prizes awarded for top stories of the night. Ages 18 and older only. Admission: $3 suggested donation. Information: 255-9172 or on facebook at qpelpaso. Chamizal Saturday Morning Crafts — Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, invites families to explore various world cultures through arts and crafts for kids age 5 to 11 at 11 a.m. the third Saturday of the month. The 45-minute Junior Ranger program offers a different craft concept each month centered on cultural diversity. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations recom- mended. Information/reservations: 532-7273 or nps.gov/cham. The June 15 craft is Greek Worry Beads. Humane Society ‘Yappy Hour’ — The Humane Society of El Paso host a happy hour for dogs and their owners “back by popular demand” 4 to 8 p.m. the third Saturday of each month (June 15), at Aceitunas Beer Garden, 5200 Doniphan. All dogs must be well-behaved and on a leash. One dollar from every drink sold goes to the society. Information: 532-6971 or hselpaso.org (Humane Society), or 845-2277 or aceitunaselpaso.com. Meditation Classes — Hypnosis Motivation Success, 6130 Montana, hosts free meditation classes 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 17-20. Participants learn beginning-level meditation and self-development techniques based on the Buddhist and Hindu Traditions. Techniques include proper breathing, mindfulness, center- ing, grounding and basic mantra initiations for peace, compassion and happiness. Limited seat- ing, please call to sign up for English or Spanish. Information: 329-1822 or hypnosismotivation- [email protected] ‘The Parenting Children Course’ — Vineyard Crossroads Church, 9109 Dyer, hosts a 5-week session for parents, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 19-July 17, for any parent (stepparent, expectant parent, or caregiver) of children age 10 or younger. Topics include building strong foundations, meeting children’s needs, setting boundaries and teaching healthy relationships. Child-care available on a limited basis if requested with registration. Cost (by June 17): $20 person/couple (includes materials and snacks). Information: 497-6673, 751-3034 or vineyardcrossroads.com. Good Scout dinner — Boy Scouts of America, Yucca Council will honor construction pioneer C.F. “Paco” Jordan at the annual benefit dinner Friday, June 21, at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Dr. Information: Ernie Gonzalez, 772- 2292 or yuccabsa.org. The award is presented to a civic, community or business leader who demonstrated patriot- ism, leadership and service. Ascarate Park Camp Out — Girl Scouts of the Desert South West and Yucca Boy Scout Council host the 2nd annual family camp-out 3 p.m. Saturday through 8 a.m. Sunday, June 22- 23, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Open to all registered Boy and Girl Scouts and their fami- June Roundup Cont’d from Page 10 Please see Page 12 El Paso Scene lies. Western themed camp invites campers to dress in favorite cowboy or cowgirl attire and decorate their campout in Western Theme. Learn about western roping, take a moonlight hayride, join the water relay race, watch the Order of the Arrow Indian Dancers, run the obstacle course and fish on the shore. Cost: $1 per person, plus $1 per car. Information. GSDSW, 566-9433 or gsdsw.org; and Yucca Council, 772-2292 or yuccabsa.org. Campers must register to be a Girl or Boy Scout before event date, and must bring their own tent and/or canopy (no stakes), sleeping items and dinner. Breakfast provided by Friends of the Lake. Registration forms available from the local Girl Scout or Boy Scout councils. ‘Life After the Tar Ball’ — Temple Beth-El Education Committee will host the free talk by Elissa Poel 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Temple Beth-El, 3980 Sonoma Springs in Las Cruces. Poel joined 250 volunteers the first weekend after the destruction of Hurricane Isaac and the deep-water Horizon oil spill to help rebuild the Louisiana coastline. She will share her boating adventures, dolphin stories, and fish-fry experiences. Refreshments served. Information: (575) 652-3124 or tbelc.org. ‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ — The Women’s Business Border Center of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Women’s Business Symposium 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Details to be announced. Cost: $65 ($50 students, mil- itary, seniors 60 and older). Sponsorships and booth space available starting at $150. Information: 566-4066 or womenborder- center.com. Keynote speakers are Brigadier General Gwen Bingham, Commanding General of White Sands Missile Range; and Dr. Akosua Evans, CEO and Founder of Barthwell Group. This year’s symposium features a panel of women with business resources and education- al presentations. Workshops cover women in all levels of governments, women in broadcast- ing, women in modern marketing and business women from Mexico, New Mexico and Texas. Lunch also provided by the Wyndham Hotel, along with the presentation of the Paradigm Awards, recognizing a local female business owner leading the way into success. Singles Game and Wine Tasting Night — Peggy Kligman, inventor of “The Goat Game,” will host an evening for singles age 21 and older 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Sunland Winery, 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park. Learn flirting tips and take part in the game on “goatish” dating behaviors, and enjoy wine tasting, live music and dancing. Participants must be single. Bring a snack. Cost: $10. RSVP: 740-5051. Information: goatgame.com. Take I-10 Sunland Park exit toward the casi- no; turn right at 4-way stop sign on Futurity, take first left on Trifecta, and first right on Victory. Ghost Tour and Dinner — Monteleone’s Ristorante, 3023 Gateway West, hosts a dinner ghost tour with psychic Diana Calamia “Lady D,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Attendees ride to Concordia in a covered wagon pulled by a retired hearse for a guided ghost tour of the cemetery. Cost: $35 (includes dinner, one beer or wine, and a two hour long ghost tour). Ages 15 and older welcome; reservations required. Information/reservations: 566-4320. Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, free of traffic 6 to 11 a.m. Sundays. Dogs on leash per- mitted. Admission is free. Information: 541- 4416 or [email protected] Move! El Paso walking trails — The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has six walking trail loops throughout the Downtown area. Each trail covers a different walking route that loops around back to the starting point. The loops are marked with colorful Move! El Paso ground signage with distances up to 2 miles long. Information: elpasotexas.gov/health. For a good cause Museo de la Gente donations — Border Book Festival (BBF), a nonprofit Literacy and Arts organization is seeking assistance through June 7 for the creation of a “Museo De La Gente” artist community to be located in downtown Las Cruces, near Casa Camino Real (home of the Border Book Festival). Museo de La Gente will be used for artist residencies, a resource library, workshops and exhibits as well as a venue for multi-cultural, multi-genera- tional and multi-cultural literary, literacy, music and arts events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Monetary, silent auction, food and venue donations are being accepted, as well as help from those wishing to host a fundraising event. Information: (575) 523-3988 or [email protected] Tornado Disaster Relief — EPCC Student Government is taking donations benefiting the victims of the recent Oklahoma tornado 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through June 7 at the EPCC Valle Verde Campus’s Campus Life Office, Room C105, 919 Hunter (look for the 18-wheeler). Accepted are cosmetic supplies, toiletries, new shoes and clothes, blankets, dia- pers, pet food and supplies, first aid supplies, monetary donation (make checks to EPCC), school supplies and toys for children. Information: 831-2096 or [email protected] Bowling for Bailey (By Kids for Kids, For Fun) — The bowling fundraiser for the Bailey Fincher Foundation is 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Fiesta Bowling Lanes, 5850 Onix, with prizes, refreshments, t-shirts and auctions for kids and adults. Cost: $20 per play- er or $100 per five-person team. Lane spon- sorships are $250; auction items and general donations also accepted. Information: 842- 9696. Teams signing up by May 31 receive 10 tickets to Western Playland. The Bailey Fincher Foundation is named in memory of a 2-year-old who drowned in 2010. The Foundation provides scholarships to St. Mark’s School, seniors heading off to college, youth sport programs in need of equipment, uniforms and other sports-related needs. Dinner, Auction, Dance ‘DAD’ — Home Ownership Pride Enriched hosts its dinner, auc- tion and dance (DAD) benefiting a local home- less housing effort at 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Shundo Dance Studio, 2719 N. Stanton. Dinner served at 8:30 with auction of works by local artists immediately following and dance per- formances, and dancing continuing until 1 a.m. Some dance instructors on the floor, with experienced dancers to mingle and offer danc- ing tips. Admission: $10. Information: 922-0118 or tinyurl.com/wthrc. ‘Rock the House’ benefit dance — The inaugural dance for the faith-based transition facility Isaiah House of El Paso is 8 p.m. to 1 Iew 0es! 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A Taste of the Spencer — The Spencer Theater Guild presents its 5th annual fundrais- ing benefit at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso), with gourmet food tastings, wine and a silent and live auction with celebrity auctioneer Steve Talbot. Tickets: $50. Information/reservations: (575) 336-4800, 1- 888-818-7872 or spencertheater.com. The evening starts with samplings from some of Ruidoso’s finest restaurants and chefs as well as a silent and live auction, entertainment and desserts. Skate Deck Art Show — The non-profit El Paso Skatepark Association will host its 2013 fundraiser 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. More than 60 artis- tic skate decks will be sold via a silent auction. Minimum bid is $20. Live music and door prizes also featured. Proceeds benefit local skatepark maintenance and development. All ages welcome. Admission: $5. Information: elpasoskatepark.org. Bowl for Kids’ Sake — Big Brothers and Big Sisters of El Paso’s 13th annual Bowl for Kids Sake noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano. Teams of five enjoy a day of Rock-N-Bowl with a live DJ, free food and bowling and prizes. Teams choose two-hour block in which they wish to compete (noon to 2 p.m. 2 to 4 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m.). Cost: $60 per team member ($300 per team of five). Information/donations: 544-4203 or bbbsofep.org. Team members are encouraged to raise $60 per person through gathering donations from friends and family for Big Brother Big Sisters. All funds raised stay in El Paso and go toward making matches of mentors to at-risk children. Kiwanis Uncorked II — The benefit wine tasting gala is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the El Paso Community Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. The event includes wine tasting, food, silent auction to benefit children’s chari- ties and scholarships. Advance tickets are $30, which includes wine tastes and a commemora- tive glass. Information: 433-7506. Musica En Vientro — Frontera Women’s Foundation host the day of jazz music 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Desert Botanical Gardens at Keystone Heritage Park, 4200 Doniphan, with music by Frontera Jazz Guitarz, complimentary mimosas, brunch, and wine tasting. Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Information/RSVP: 532-1098 or [email protected] Web: fronterawomensfoundation.org. ‘Doin’ Time’ — Ashley Lucas will give a pub- lic lecture and performance on Families and Incarceration at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Hanks High School Theater, 2001 N. Lee Trevino. Lucas is the child of a Texas prisoner and has spent the past 10 years in activism the- atre. The lecture includes performances from her acclaimed play “Doin’ Time Through the Visiting Glass.” Proceeds benefit Community Solutions and the Prisoners Family Conference. Tickets: $12 ($7 ages 12 and younger). Information/advance tickets: 861-7733. Western Gala — The annual “Cowboy Dress-Up” dinner-dance benefit for the annual El Paso Ford Dealers Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo is Saturday, June 29, at Sunland Park Race Track and Casino’s Futurity Ballroom, with door prizes, silent auc- tions and live music. Cocktails served at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets: $75 ($600 table of eight); includes dinner, beer, wine margaritas and dance. Information/reservation: Julie Johnson, 525-8464. Fan Drive for the Elderly —El Pasoans are urged to donate new fans for use by the elderly or disabled through the summer months for the annual Extreme Weather Summer Fan Drive. Fans may be dropped off at any El Paso fire station, police regional com- mand center or Sheriff’s Office substation. Aged or disable people in need of a fan may call 546-2239 or 533-0998. El Paso Humane Society —Regular adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at 4991 Fred Wilson. All pets are spayed/neutered, microchipped, licensed and vaccinated. Adoption fees: $100 (additional $10 for pets four months age or older for city rabies certificate). Information: 532-6971 or hselpaso.org. Fort Bliss Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid driver’s license, car insurance and registration. Check beforehand to see which gates are open to the public. The Robert E. Lee Gate at Airport and Airway is usually always open. Red Bull ‘King of the Rock’ Tournament — The one-one-one basketball tournament qualifier is 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Stout Physical Fitness Center’s outdoor bas- ketball courts, 20751 Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Open to active-duty military, family mem- bers 16 years of age and older, retirees, and Department of Defense and Department of the Army civilians from the Fort Bliss, White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base. Registration is free; DoD/DA-issued identifica- tion card. Information: 569-6774 or redbull.com/kingoftherock. Winner receives $1,000 and a trip to finals Sept. 28 on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Bunco at Pershing Pub — The historic Pershing Pub will host Bunco nights at 6 p.m. select Thursdays beginning June 6. Each night will feature a new theme, with snacks and bev- erages to match, and playing for prizes. Cost: $10 (includes Bunco buy-in with theme snacks included). Age 21 and older invited; reserva- tions recommended. Information: 781-6809. • June 6: Senoritas with Margaritas • June 13: Fashionably Bunco • June 20: Girls Just Want to Have Fun (80s theme) • July 11: Night of Elegance • July 18: Charlie’s Angels (70s theme) • July 25: Bunco in Paradise • Aug. 8: Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend • Aug. 15: Cowgirl Round-Up • Aug. 22: Bunco and the City. Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — Rifle and pistol shooting competitions are held almost every weekend at the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — visitors can watch for free, food avail- June Roundup Cont’d from Page 12 Page 13 June 2013 Please see Page 14 El Paso Scene 1071 Country Club Rd. Ste T 915.584.1018 www.ptelpaso.com www.ptelpaso.com IS YOUR BODY READY FOR SUMMER? OrIando Andrea Josie FideI Victor Tracy Paco Donna able at the clubhouse snack bar. Closed June 3 for land surveying. To get there: Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right. Information: 568- 2983. “National Get Outdoors Day Expo” is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, with free demos of shooting, archery, camping, mountain biking and campfire cooking, along with free disc golf, laser tag and water games for the kids. Outdoors vendors and information on area tourism and activities also featured. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Father’s Day Brunch at Fort Bliss — The Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill at Biggs Army Airfield is taking reservations for its Father’s Day Brunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Reservations required for all seatings. Cost: $18.95 ($9.50 ages 5 to 10; free for ages 4 and under. Information: 744-1171 or blissmwr.com/centennial. Missoula Children’s Theater’s ‘Pinocchio’ —Missoula Children’s Theater and Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services present its 7th annual summer production for Fort Bliss children in grades 1 through age 18 June 24-29. Children will audition Monday, June 24, rehearse for five days under the direction of two Missoula coaches, and then perform for the community June 29. Audition times and locations will be announced. Information: 497-0687. Friday at The Fire — Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing hosts free live music featuring local performers 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, at the out- door fireplace. Information: 564-5311 or free- domcrossingatfortbliss.com. Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are relived through replicas of the original adobe fort buildings and military artifacts, Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by appointment only Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482. The 3rd annual Traders Market runs 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays (except federal holiday weekends), with market produce, jams and eggs, arts and crafts and other seasonal goods. Club news L’Alliance Française d’El Paso — The nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, promotes French culture and offers fran- cophiles the opportunity to use the French lan- guage in a variety of activities. Information: 585- 1789, 355-4598 (Spanish), afofelpaso.com or on facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso. A fundraising event with Olivier Magny, world-famous sommelier at O Chateau and Hotel de Crillon in Paris, is Thursday, May 30, with a wine tasting reception, book signing, silent auction and dinner featuring Chef Sebasbien Laval of The Pastry of Dreams. Call for details. The Alliance is one of more than 1,000 Alliances Francaises in 138 countries around the world, and participates in this network by offering French classes for adults and children throughout El Paso in small groups and spon- soring cultural events. Macintosh Users Group — The El Paso Macintosh Users Group is open to anyone interested in Apple Macintosh computers. The group’s monthly meeting and demonstration is 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month (June 1) at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church basement, 1000 Montana (enter in alley). Admission is free for visitors. Information: 239- 7846 or epmug.org. The club now features two special interest groups: • “SIGs” Photography/Photoshop on improving digital photography skills (begins at 9:30 a.m.) • LiveCode, building stand-alone apps for OSX, Windows, Linux and Androids (all from within the OSX program). No previous experience in programming a computer necessary. Singles in the Son - The group develops friendships among Christian singles ages 25 to 45. All denominations are welcome. Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471- 1997 or [email protected] (Events subject to change.) • Saturday, June 1: Dinner and Diablos Baseball • Saturday, June 8: Dinner and a play • Sunday, June 9, 16 and 30: Music Under The Stars • Friday, June 14: Dinner and a movie • Saturday, June 22: Cookout • Saturday, June 29: Dinner and bowling. Woodworkers Club of El Paso —The club’s monthly meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at 3228 Sacramento (back of building). Peter Zenker will demonstrate the use of a dovetail jig. A members’ show-and-tell segment follows. Admission is free. Information: 760- 6536 or 564-5915. Westside Welcome Club —The group is open to both newcomers and long-time resi- dents. Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com. The club’s free newcomers’ coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, at Charlotte’s Furniture Store, 5411 N. Mesa. The June luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Speaker is El Paso Zoo Executive Director Renee Neuert. Socializing begins at 11 a.m. Cost: $20. Information/reservations: 845-1896. STEP Ministry — The Singles Ministry (Singles Together Experiencing Purpose) at Exciting Immanuel Baptist Church, 1201 Hawkins, offers events for adults who have El Paso Scene Page 14 June 2013 Cnmc PaInt wIth Mc! June 10-14, Riverstone Ranch Hondo VaIIey, Ruidoso, NM Acccmmc!ciicns ctci|c||c cn siic ci Ritcrsicnc Rcncn Iìy:Iyno IoIIIn: Don't Forget! PIein Air in France June 2014 10 !cqs in inc |rcncn |ctcn!cr jic|!s cn! tincqcr!s uiin ccccmmc!ciicns ci Dcmcinc !u Hcui Bcrcn vvv.haulbaran Studio (915) 584-0953 CeII (915) 309-1891 [email protected] June Roundup Cont’d from Page 13 Please see Page 15 never been married, formerly married, wid- owed or single parents with children. Cost varies depending on event. Information: Tom Walker, 449-6909 or [email protected] Web: myim- manuelchurch.com. • Sunday, June 9 Diablos Baseball. Meet at 5:15 p.m. at Cohen Stadium, first base side. Game begins at 6:05 p.m. • Saturday, June 15: Cherry Festival in High Rolls, N.M. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the church to car pool to event. • Sunday, June 23: Moves and lunch at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing. Meet in the PX area for lunch at 1 p.m. and to pick movie. Knit in Public Day — El Paso Knitting Guild hosts annual Knit in Public Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Regency Assisted Living Center, 221 Bartlett Drive. All knitters are welcome to participate. Admission is free; reservations encouraged Information: 996-9346 or elpasoknittingguild.com. Military Order of the World Wars — The El Paso Chapter the Military Order of the World Wars hosts its monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Underwood Golf Course, 3191 Coe, Fort Bliss. Officers for the 2013-14 Chapter year will be installed. Members are asked to come early and bring a friend. Information: 755-4038. Norwegian Society of Texas — The Society’s Sol Hjem Chapter in El Paso will cele- brate Midsummer Day (Sankthansaften) with a potluck at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at 1713 Dean Martin. Information: 449-6757. Area attractions Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld — The water park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at Exit 0) is open daily through the summer months. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individual tickets: $21.99, plus tax; $18.99 or age 4-12; $2.99 age 1-3. Parking is $2 per car. Season passes available for $39.99. Limited number of discount tickets available at El Paso Circle K stores and Las Cruces Pic Quick stores. Information: 886-2222 or wetwild.com. Festival Familiar is Sunday June 2, with the original Banda Limon. Sun City Pride’s annual Family Picnic is Sunday, June 9. Information: 276-8570. The KXPZ RockFEAST with Thousand Foot Krutch, Red Jumpsuit Apparatu, and Red Line Chemistry is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Doors open at 10 a.m. Fathers Day Festival is Sunday, June 16, with Lucha Libre and Live Djs. Luchas appearing include Rayo de Jalisco, Cien Carras, Mascara Sagrada, Super Muneco. Fathers get in free with a full price child’s admission at the gate. Latin Grammy-winning pop trio 3Ball- Monterrey headline the Cumbia Festival noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23. Western Playland — The amusement park is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. across from the racetrack. Tickets: $17.70, plus tax (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission. Individual ride tickets are $2. Information: (575) 589-3410 or westernplayland.com. Take Sunland Park Exit 13 from I-10. Now open it the park’s newest roller coaster, The Hurricane. June hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Sundays, 3 to 10 p.m. Saturdays, plus 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday beginning June 12. Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — The copper-domed casino offers slot machines, and video-machine versions of poker, keno and other games. Hours are 10a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sun- land-park.com. To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from I-10, go south (left turn coming from Downtown) and follow the signs. Sunland Winery — Located at Art & Frame Mfg., 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 6 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Information: (575) 589-1214. Live music by Sweetwater every Thursday and Friday and Candice Reyes and other jazz artists Saturday. Free wine tasting at 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m. A Summer Wine Art Market celebrating the First Day of Summer is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21-22. Indian Cliffs Ranch —The working cattle ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle- manssteakhouse.com. Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Live music most Saturdays. Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraan- tigua.com. Tigua Indian Cultural Center —305 Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta Mission. The center features a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org. Native American Dances are performed 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center, which also offers family-operated gift shops. Wyler Aerial Tramway — Texas’ only pub- licly accessible mountain tramway gives passen- gers a view from Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Tickets sales stop one hour before closing. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through Thursday. Information: 566-6622. To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the mountain. La Viña Winery — New Mexico’s oldest winery is just across the state line from El Paso, at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com. The tasting room and patio are open for sales and tasting of wines from 12 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the $10 fee includes tasting. The annual Fourth of July County Picnic is 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, with food and wine for sale, family activities and entertainment by Live By Request. Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast- ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com. Free Music Sundays are 1 to 4 p.m. selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a picnic. El Paso Scene Page 15 June 2013 June Roundup Cont’d from Page 14 Burges Spring Dance Recital — The Burges High School Dance Department pres- ents its annual recital, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, cele- brating the music of The Beatles. Admission: $5. Information: 309- 1090. Kids Excel Gala — Kids Excel’s annual “Event-of-The-Year” dance performance is Friday, May 31, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring students from area schools. This year’s “Wild West Show” event features a journey through Texas History with fourth grade students from Burleson, Burnet, Childress, Schuster and Western Hills elementaries, plus the Tiny Tots and Kids Excel Band. Showtime/ticket informa- tion: 351-6999 or kids-excel.org. Dancing in the City — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and Conventions and Visitors Bureau present the 4th annual outdoor dance concerts 8 to 10 p.m. Saturdays June 1-July 27, at Arts Festival Plaza, featuring local and regional performers. Dance lessons are 7 to 8 p.m. No event June 29. Admission to be announced; no outside food or drinks. Information: 541-4895. • June 1: Sobredosis del Sabor (merengue) • June 8: Alan Evans Trio (funk) • June 15: Azucar (salsa) • June 22: Texas Gypsies (swing). Tribal Café Belly Dance Extravaganza 2 — The free “Women Empowering Women” dance event is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at El Paso Museum of History, 510 North Santa Fe Street, with coffee, pastries and dances. The Tribal Style Dancers will perform, with co-host- ess Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer and students plus drums. Henna painting by Angie available. Open for all ages. Admission is free. Information/RSVP: 351-3588 or [email protected] sotexas.gov. ‘Tchaikovsky, Mozart, music and more’ — The Ballet Centre School of Classical Dance, directed by David Alejandro Duran, presents its 29th annual recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium, with students ages 7-17 performing a variety of dances from traditional ballet to contemporary. Admission is free. Information: 544-4348, 544-6206 or bal- let-centre.com. Ballet School of Vivian Eurich — The Classical Ballet School of Vivian Eurich presents its annual spring dance recital at 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 591-9576. Barbara Driscoll School of Ballet — The ballet school presents its 52nd annual stu- dent recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring students from pre- school to adult, in technique performances and a children’s ballet. Admission is free. Information: 584-9903. Ballet Folklorico of El Paso — The folk- lorico troupe performs at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $10. Information: 526-4293. ‘Debajo del Mar’ — Jazz 2000 Dance Studio performs its 16th annual dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $9 (Ticketmaster). Information: 288-0410. El Paso Conservatory of Dance — The classic ballet group presents “The Magical World of Cri-Cri: a collection of Mexican Children’s Songs” at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the El Paso Scottish Rite auditori- um, 301 W. Missouri. A special performance by El Paso Youth Ballet will offer variations from “Sleeping Beauty” and “Don Quixote.” Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Information: Marta Katz, 760-6062. Elena Baker Dance Studio — The dancers of Elena Baker’s will perform a recital of interpretations of the infamous “Cirque du Soleil” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 740-1392. Malinky’s Classical Ballet — Malinky’s Ballet Clasico of Juárez presents its annual recital at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28- 29, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission cost to be determined. Information: 532-7273, ext. 115 (Chamizal) or 16-39-66 (in Juarez). Arabesque 2013 — Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer’s 4th annual gala performance fea- turing Sharon Kihara and Amaya at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Scottish Rite Temple Theatre, 301 Missouri. Tickets: $15. Information: 691-1938 or snakecharmerandthe- bellydancer.com. Both performers will host workshops Saturday and Sunday, July 6-7. Workshops by Amaya are “Gypsy Hips on Fire” 9 to 10:30 a.m. and “Star Power” 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $50 each ($90 for both). Workshops by Kihara are “On Bated Breath” 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, and “More Power to You” 9 a.m. to noon and “Drum Solo” 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $65 each ($160 for all three): Performers for the Saturday show will be selected from registered dancers. ‘Pasión Flamenca: Amor Gitano’ — Gallegos y Baile Flamenco! one of the Southwest’s premiere flamenco troupes, pres- ents the traditional flamenco show at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, with flamenco version of highlights from Spanish playwright and composer Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo.” Tickets $15 at the door (cash only). Information: 755-1414. UTEP Summer Dance workshops — The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance hosts this year’s dance workshops “Creative Territories: Exploring Contemporary Technique, Choreography, and Improvisation” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9, featuring professional guest instructors. Workshops end with an informal performance at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Cost: $150 for one week; $280 for both. High school and group rates available. Information: Lisa Smith, 747-6509 or [email protected] Ballroom dancing — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department offers free ball- room dancing 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron, with live music by the Silvertones Band. New partici- pants always welcome. Information: 562-4260. El Paso Scene Page 16 June 2013 Please see Page 17 El Paso Summer Music Festival - The festival’s 2013 concert and live taping of NPR’s “From The Top” featuring guest artists and the winner of the 2013 Young Musicians Competition, violinist Wesley Yu, is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $15, $25 and $35 ($10 seniors/military; $5 stu- dents); available at the door or through the fes- tival at 449-0719 or epsmf.org. Yum, a 16-year-old student at Coronado High School, will perform the Polonaise Brilliant No. 1 in D Major, Op. 4, by Henryk Wieniawski. Featured guests include 13-year-old clarinetist Andrew Moses of Culver City, Calif. who plays in the Glendale Youth Orchestra; and 17-year- old organist David von Behren of Falls City, Neb. Both performers are recipients of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras auditions — The El Paso Symphony will host membership auditions for EPSYOs’ 2013-2014 season Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 and Aug. 17-18, at Jefferson High School, 4700 Alameda. Auditions are open to all qualified musicians age 8 to 22 with at least one year of musical experience on an orchestral instru- ment. Students will audition to be placed in one of their four performing groups. All orchestral instruments accepted. Call for audition appoint- ment: 525-8978. Audition forms and require- ments online at EPSYOs.org. The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras were founded in 2005 as an Educational Program of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. Director is Andres Moran. Quintessential Brass — The ensemble hosts a free outdoor concert 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Madeline Park in Kern Place, sponsored by Robert H. Cameron and Kern Place Association. The brass quintet, under the leadership of Steve Haddad, presents an eclec- tic variety of music from Bach to the Beatles and more. Families are invited to bring a blan- ket and picnic. Information: 532-5074. Young El Paso Singers Elite Showcase — The Elite Ensemble of the Young El Paso Singers perform selections ranging from sacred to theatre, from vaudeville to current 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1699 Belvidere. Dancing, drumming, acting and other highlights of these singers will be fea- tured. Admission is free. Information: 227-6002 or youngelpasosingers.org. Piano Recital — The El Paso Music Teachers Association presents piano and chamber music students in grades K-12 in recital at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 584-7911. Winds of the Chamber Music Consortium of the Southwest — Music Forum El Paso’s final concert of the season is 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the El Paso Museum of Art. The Consortium will perform Beethoven’s “Sextet in E-flat for Winds,” op. 71, “Consort for Ten Winds” by Robert Spittal of Gonzaga University, and “Sinfonietta” for Ten Winds by Joachim Raff, a late romantic German composer, friend of Franz Liszt and teacher of Richard Strauss. Admission is free. Information: 544-3081 or musicforum-elpaso.org. ‘Tuneful Teens’ — The teen singing students of Dan Wright will present a program of classi- cal material by 12 great composers at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at First Christian Church, 901 Arizona (entrance on Ange). Admission is free. Information: 565-1110. Mesilla Valley Concert Band — The band performs an early Independence Day con- cert at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the WNMU Fine Arts Center in Silver City, N.M. Presented by Grant County Community Concert Association. The band will be joined by members of Grant County’s own Concert Band of the Southwest. Admission is free. Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org. El Paso Scene Page 17 June 2013 Big Band Dance Club — The club spon- sors dances 8 to 10 p.m. selected Thursdays or Fridays, at the Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court, in Las Cruces. Age 21 and older wel- come. Beginners, singles and couples welcome; no dance partner necessary. Membership encouraged but not required; dress code. Cost: $7 (CD music nights); and $9 ($7 members) on live music nights. Information: (575) 526-6504 or bigbanddanceclub.org. Beginner’s group dance lesson at 7 p.m. led by John Giusto; free with paid admission. El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy — The dance studio, 7220 N. Mesa, offers week- night classes in Argentine Tango, Salsa, 2-step, Rumba, Swing, Bachata, Giros and Sacadas; and Milonga. Call for schedules. A Group Tango Beginner Class is 8-9 p.m. Mondays; $5 per person. Information: 585-0090 or danceelpa- so.com. Summer Dance Camp runs June 18-July 11 for youth and teens. See separate listing for details. Belly Dance for the Empowerment of Women — Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer host classes for beginning through advanced dancers in their central El Paso stu- dio. Classes are $6 per session (membership fee needed for advanced classes). Information: 691-1938 or [email protected] • Fundamentals of Belly Dance is 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays for beginners (all dance levels welcome). • Performance Prep Classes for advanced members of a troupe are 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Classes are also offered 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at El Paso Museum of History. Cost: $20 for eight week course ($10 museum members). Information: 351-3588. Belly Dance classes — Belly dance classes with Nisreen available for all ages at Mind Body Studio, 631 N. Resler, Suite B201. Information/registration: 204-7228. Kids classes for age 4-9 are 4 to 5 p.m. Fridays. Cost: $5 per class. Classes for age 10-15 are 1:30 p.m. Saturdays; call to register. Dance Cont’d from Page 16 Page 18 June 2013 Beach Day Volleyball Tournament — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host the inaugural Beach Day Co-Ed 4 on 4 Volleyball Tournament beginning 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Pavo Real Recreation Center, 9301 Alameda. Each team must compete on grass, mud, and water. Entry fee (by May 31): $12 per person (teams limited to 6-person roster). Deadline for all entries is Friday, May 31, at any city Recreation Center. Information: 533-1611 or 858-1929. The event is part of the “Bragging Rights Car Show” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot. USTA Pro Circuit —The Hunt Communities $25K women’s professional ten- nis tournament runs through June 2, at Tennis West Sports & Racquet Club, 1 Tennis West Lane. Matches open to the public. Information: 581-5471 or tennis-west.com. Academy Sports & Outdoors Sun Bowl International Soccer Tournament —The annual youth soccer tournament for boys and girls is June 7-9, fea- turing teams from under-8 to under-19 years of age, at various local sports fields. Information: Joe Daubach, 533-4416, 1-800-915-2695 or sunbowl.org. El Paso Diablos Baseball - Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Information, ticket prices and season packages: 755-2000 or diablos.com. • June 7-9: Grand Prairie Air Hogs. Curious George June 8, Bark in the Park June 9. • June 10-12: Amarillo Sox • June 20-23: Sioux Falls Pheasants • July 2-5 and July 8-21: Laredo Lemurs. Independence Day fireworks July 3-5. Clifford the Big Red Dog appearance July 20. Chivas El Paso Patriots Soccer —The team’s home games are 8 p.m. at Patriots Stadium, 6941 Industrial. Information/tickets: 771-6620 or elpasopatriots.com or uslsoccer.com. • Saturday, June 8 and June 22: West Texas Sockers • Saturday, June 29: Laredo Heat A Night of Champions — Las Cruces Police Athletic League (PAL) and New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame presents its gala event at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. The New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame inducts its five newest members. VIP cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. Tickets: $50 cocktail hour; $50 hall of fame dinner. Table for 10 ($600; not including VIP event). Information: Lorenzo Alba Jr. at [email protected] or ANightofChampions.com. Inductees will include former and current world champions: Bob Foster, Danny Romero, Johnny Tapia, Holly Holm and Austin Trout. Austin Trout Youth Boxing Classic — The regional amateur boxing event benefiting Las Cruces Police Athletic League (PAL) is 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. Tickets: $15 ( $10 age 5-20; $1 age 4 and younger). Information: Lorenzo Alba Jr. at [email protected] or ANightofChampions.com. Las Cruces PAL Boxing Club has taken “at- risk” youth off the streets and taught them dis- cipline through boxing for more than 40 years. Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing — The track and casino is off HWY 70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Live racing starts at 1 p.m. Friday through Monday. Grandstand admission and parking are free. Turf club reservations are $15. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com. Bicycling El Paso Bicycle Club - All rides are free and open to the public; helmets required. Information: elpasobicycleclub.com or meet- up.com/elpasobicycleclub. Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20 years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles, with most riders beginning about 5:45-6 p.m. leaving from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd (at Artcraft). The favorite route is a 20-mile loop to Gadsden H.S. Optional dinner afterward at Hello Pizza, 1071 Country Club Rd. • 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1: Meet at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing for a 14-16 mph (very B/IG friendly) ride to La Union and back. About 30 miles. Return for Farmer’s Market shopping and brunch. Bob Clark, 204-2531. • 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 2: 25-30 mile moder- ately-paced ride beginning at Album Park with an excursion through Fort Bliss followed by the first ever “After-Ride” Picnic. Hamburgers, hot- dogs & refreshments will be provided, compli- ments of EP Cyclist & the EP Bicycle Club. Friendly volleyball competitions and raffle items compliments of Atom Cyclist, Crazy Cat Cyclery & National Furniture Liquidators. Pace will be 17+ mph, but No Rider Left Behind. Bring picnic blanket, lawn chairs and ID for entry to Fort Bliss. Leaders: Manny Valadez 861-2311, and Blanca Harp, 422-2238. • 7 a.m. Saturday, June 8: Practice Duathlon. Meet at PTEP at River Run Plaza, 1071 Country Club Road. 5K run along river levee to Valley Crest Park, return along ditch patch. 20K bike ride to McNutt/Airport/Artcraft/Upper Valley Rd. Option to run 5K again. PTEP will keep an eye on bikes during run. Randy Limbird, 328-4110. (Non-runners welcome to join bike ride at about 7:20-7:30 a.m.). • 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8: Meet at Zin Valle in Canutillo for leisurely 15-mile round trip along Hwy 28. Wine tasting at Sombra Antigua in Chamberino, La Viña in La Union and Zin Valle wineries. SAG vehicle will bring wine purchases back to Zin Valle for pickup at 4:30 pm. Randy Limbird, 328-4110. • 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 9: Start at Crazy Cat Cyclery, 6625 Montana (one block west of Airway, north side of street). Meet at 7 a.m. for goodies and treats. Ride starts at 7:30 a.m. with a short presentation on proper bike fit and size. We will ride on the tank trails on Fort Bliss so a driver’s license to enter Fort Bliss is a must. Raffle for a complimentary mini- bike fit. Crazy Cat Montana is offering 10% discount to all rid- ers on accessories, clothes etc. The ride will be 32-35 miles at a moderate 14-16mph pace. Margaret O’Kelley, 588-3825. • 7 a.m. Saturday, June 15: Meet up at The Bean. Fast group (20+ mph) leaves from Rio Plaza at 7 a.m. for 62-mile ride to Mesilla and back (co-leader: Randy Limbird, 328-4110). Moderate-pace (16-18 mph) group leaves from La Union (coffee house at Hwy 28 and Vinton Rd) also at 7 a.m. for 50-mile ride (co-leader: Rick Rivas, 867-2199). Beginner/Intermediate El Paso Scene Please see Page 19 Page 19 June 2013 Group (14-16 mph) leaves La Mesa at 7:40 a.m. for 25-mile ride (co-leader: Terry Campbell, 497-0882). Goal is for everyone to get to The Bean around 8:30 a.m. • 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 16: Meet at 6049 Ojo de Agua for this annual ride where the route will be 1 mile for every year — baseline is ride leader’s 46th birthday. Food and treats available afterward. Bring bathing suit. Park on Via Descanso behind house. Moderate pace. Patty Van Tine, 667-0202. • 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22: Meet across from Eagle Grocery on Hwy 28 in La Mesa. Ride to Vado, climb hill east of I-10 then ride rollers, cross the valley to Mesilla and return to La Mesa on Hwy 28. Moderate to fast pace (17 mph+). Dan Post, 526-8364. • 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23: Meet at La Union (NM 28 at Vinton Rd - park at Johnny Lolita coffee house). Ride as a group to The Bean (more coffee!) in Mesilla and back. 52 miles, moderate pace (16 mph max). Margaret O’Kelley, 588-3825. • 8 a.m. Saturday, June 29: Meet at Cotton- Eyed Joe’s at the I-10 Clint Exit for ride through Lower Valley, including Tornillo and San Elizario. 35 miles, moderate (16-18) pace. Jim Weaver, 775-9757. • 7 a.m. Sunday, June 30: Ride to the Border. Meet at Rio Plaza for moderate to fast ride (18- 22 mph) to La Union and Border Crossing. 35 miles. Rick Rivas, 867-2199. Beginner/Intermediate Group (B/IG) Rides - The El Paso Bicycle Club’s special training program for beginning and intermedi- ate riders is at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays. Meet at Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd. (at Artcraft). Basic lesson on road biking is followed by ride through Upper Valley roads, with groups paced for beginner, beginner/intermediate and inter- mediate riders. Margaret O’Kelley, 588-3825. • June 4: Bike Maintenance and Tips. Special presentation by Charles Lauser of Chuck’s Bicycle Repair. • June 11: Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. Special presentation by Ruben Liano from Liano Physical Therapy on how to prevent sports/cycling injuries and basic care and rehabilitation if you incur an injury. • June 18: Hold that Line. Patty Van Tine will go over how to be steady on your bike and hold your line when riding with a group. • June 25: Nutrition and Hydration. Learn the ins and outs of what to eat and drink before, during and after your ride. See Bicycle Club schedule above for weekend B/IG rides, including the June 9 “If the Bike Fits” ride and the June 23 distance ride. EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides for all levels Saturdays and Sundays mornings, starting from the East Side. Two rides are offered: one for beginners, pace and distance depending on riders; and one for intermediates and advanced, usually 40 to 60 miles at 18 to 20 mph. Starting times and locations are posted at facebook.com/epcyclist. Information: Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or epcyclists.com. Golf Great Futures Golf Classic and Dinner — EP Football Coach, Sean Kugler is keynote speaker at the Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso’ golf event and auction dinner Sunday and Monday, June 2-3, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Information/registration: 532- 7410, [email protected] or bgcelpaso.org. Kugler will speak at the auction dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Four-Man scramble golf tour- nament will follow on begins with a shotgun start at noon Monday, Registration begins at 10 a.m. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Mulligans Fore Mutts — The fundraising golf tournament benefiting Action Program for Animals and Doña Ana Pets Alive begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Red Hawk Golfclub, 7502 Red Hawk Golf Road in Las Cruces. Registration opens at 7 a.m. On- course contests throughout the tournament and raffle items. Registration is $125 single player; $500 team of four, $115 seniors and students under 19. Information: (575) 621- 4942. Registration at golfdigestplanner.com. Ascarate Junior Golf Tournament — The 51st annual Price’s Creameries’ junior world qualifier for boys and girls is Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11, at the Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Entry fee: $20 (by June 7); includes green fee, trophies, golf caps, and daily soft drinks, hot dogs and chips. Information: 772-7381 or ajtgolf.com. Thomas D. Carter Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament — Las Cruces Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s 41st annual tournament begins with a shotgun start at noon Friday, June 14, at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Four-person scramble format, with putting, longest drive, hole-in-one, and closest to pin contests. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Cost: $85 (includes green fees, cart, and buffet style dinner after the tournament). Information: Paul Cross (915) 497-6948 or [email protected], or Vista Hills Country Club, 592-3535. Tortugas Golf Scramble — The 8th golf tournament held in conjunction with the San Juan Fiesta begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Sonoma Golf Course, 1274 Golf Club Road in Las Cruces. Four-person scramble. Pre-registration begins at 7 a.m.; lim- ited to first 36 paying teams. Cost: $95 by June 15; $95 after. Information: David Fierro (575) 496-1693 or Frank Torres at (575) 640-4354. The Tournament is part of the annual Tortugas San Juan Turtle Fest June 21-23. Recreational Sports Baseball, soccer signups — Registration is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 8- 9 and 22-23, and July 6-7 and 20-21, at Peter Piper Pizza, 9450 Dyer, for the following leagues. Information: 920-8480 or sports.blue- sombrero.com/westxpremier. • Texas Premier Baseball — USSSA West Texas Premier Baseball (NG Optimist) for boys and girls 3-10 for its fall league. Registration taken for mini t-ball, t-ball, coach pitch, minors, majors and pony’s. Fall fee: $65. • USCLUB West Texas Competitive Soccer League. Registration for the competitive soccer league for boys and girls age 4-18. Fee: $55. Team fees available. • West Texas Premier Say Soccer, Registration for boys and girls age 3-18. The league runs 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring. Fee: $55. Summer Teenage Basketball League — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts registration at Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta, for the basketball leagues for youth and teens June through August. Games planned at several local sites. Information: 534-0254 or elpasotexas.gov/parks Registration for boys and girls in grades 9-11 runs through June 10, with anticipated play June 21-Aug. 24. Participants’ meeting is planned at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Acosta Sports Cont’d from Page 18 Please see Page 21 El Paso Scene Page 20 El Paso Scene June 2013 Sports Center. Nine regular season games, plus 1 single Elimination playoffs planned. Cost: $380.00 (all officials fees included). Registration for age divisions 9 and younger to 15 and younger runs through June 21, with a anticipated play June 28-Aug. 28. Cost: $30 (scholarships available). Summer baseball league — Registration for the Ponder League runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, at Ponder Park (blue building), 7500 W.H. Burges. T-ball for ages 3-7 and baseball for ages 9-10 offered. League play is July 8-Sept. 14, with coach pitch baseball July 22-Sept. 22. Information: Sandie, 779-4770. Also offered is an inclusive kickball league dur- ing evening hours June 11-Aug. 14, at Ponder Park. Cost is $20. Information: 779-4770. Greater El Paso Tennis Association — Information: 532-5524, [email protected] or elpasotennis.org. Advance registration at ten- nislink.usta.com/tournaments. The Collector’s Gun Exchange Grand Prix is June 12-16 at Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Cost (by June 8): $23 per singles, $18 per doubles per player (ID# 759400913). Information: Vedran Vidovic, 581-2225, 252- 4083 or [email protected] El Paso Tennis Club Grand Prix is July 10-14 at El Paso Tennis Club, 2501 St. Vrain. Cost (by May 28): $20 per player (ID #759405513). Midnight Basketball — El Paso Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for the summer nighttime league 9 p.m. to midnight Fridays, June 14-Aug. 16, at various city recreation centers, for age 12-17. Volunteer coaches needed. Registration is free. Information: 544-0753 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. Mud Volleyball — Harvest Christian Church sponsors the mud volleyball event benefiting God for Girls Saturday, June 15, at Maldonado Maze, 2855 Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M. Open to 32 teams; eight courts set up. Times/regis- tration: Robert Nelson, 588-0344. Parks and Rec scholarships — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation offers youth under age 17 scholarships for a variety of programs such as leisure service classes, Learn to Swim Lessons and the mini-sports program. Limited amount of scholarships available on a first come, first serve basis. Registration fee is $7. Information: 544-0753. Applications at City Recreation Centers or elpasotexas.gov/parks. Mini Sports Basketball League — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department registration for the next Mini Sports Basketball League for ages 4-7 offered at the Nolan Richardson Recreation Center, 4435 Maxwell, and Carolina Recreation Center, 563 N. Carolina. League is developmental and non-competitive; practices during the week. League games are Saturdays, July 22-Aug. 10. Registration fee: $35 per child. Information: 594-8934. Aqua Posse Summer Program— El Paso Aqua Posse’s swimming program regularly runs through July at Ascarate Pool, 4451 Delta. The professionally coached swimming program helps swimmers develop self-discipline and grow as an individual. This is not a “learn to swim” program. Information: 592-1820 or aquaposse.org. The Aqua Posse is starting a new city summer league team at the Socorro Athletic Complex pool. Motor sports ‘Mudder Trucker’ Mud Bog — The mud bogging event is 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Maldonado Maze, 2855 Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M. Gates open at 11 a.m. Food and drink concessions. Bring chairs, umbrellas or canopy tents. Extra fee to bring in grills or food. No glass containers, please. Spectator admission: $5 (free for children under 12). Information: Danny Sainz, (915) 525-6796 or rubberdown.net. El Paso Motorplex — The newly improved concreted drag strip is at 13101 Gateway West, (I-10 Clint exit #42). New this year is a sand drag track. Gates open at 6:45 p.m., racing begins at 7:45 p.m. No glass bottles allowed. Spectator admission: $5 (military and group dis- counts offered). Racer admission: $20. Information: 525-9645, elpasomotorplex.com. Sun City BikeFest II is Saturday, June 22, with freestyle Motor-X Stunts, food, beer garden, bike show and live entertainment by Cowboy Kenny and the Steel Rodeo Tour. Tickets: $15; available online at ticketbully.com. El Paso Speedway Park — 14851 Marina (off Montana 7 miles east of Loop 375). Regular season races are 7:45 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 13. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. General admission: $12 ($9 seniors, military and stu- dents with ID; free for ages 5 and younger). Family pack is $25. Information: 791-8749 or epspeedwaypark.com. Speedway of Southern New Mexico — The track features modifieds, super stocks, speed stocks and more at 7:45 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 2. Gates opens at 5:30 p.m. The Speedway is 11 miles west of Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10. Take south frontage road to Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. Admission is $12 ($9 seniors/military with ID/students age 6-15 or with NMSU ID). Free for children 5 and under. Information: 1-800-658-9650 or snmspeedway.com. Runs and walks Families in Crisis Walk/Run — The Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home hosts the 11th annual 8K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park. Cost (by May 15): $18 ($20 after May 15); $15 military/student teams of 10 or more; $25 on race day) Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. Information: Renee Tanner, 544-8777 or leemoor.org. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimit- ed.com. Packet pick up is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.. Brain Injury Support Group 5K — The group’s 2nd annual fundraising 5K and 1-mile fun walk is 7 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. T-shirts for first 200 partici- pants. Race day registration is 6 to 6:45 a.m. Cost: $20; $18 per person for teams of 10 or more. ($1 entry fee for all vehicle entering park). Information: 474-5697. Online registra- tion at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon and Youth Splash/Dash — The 7th annual USA Triathlon-sanctioned 400-yard indoor swim, 17- mile bike ride and 3.8-mile trail run is 8 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Ruidoso Athletic Club, at Wingfield Park in Ruidoso, N.M. benefiting Ruidoso High Altitude Aquatics. Part of the Southwest Challenge Series. Registration (plus one-day USAT day fee): $50 solo; $85 relay Please see Page 21 Sports Cont’d from Page 19 El Paso Scene Page 21 June 2013 LOVE IS BETTER THE SECOND TIME AROUND Á4ep! z Ir|cn4 fer I|fc frem |c! 0ezr4|zn Án]c| 11811 Mr0rzrkcn z! 0´8hcz |Izr Izs! I| |zseI · |815I 588-0111 www.p]zwzcp.er] |r||rk en ¨|c!s Ávz||z||c fer Á4ep!|en¨I HeaIth Guarantee! We welcome checks for donations as well as pet food, litter, toys, office supplies, laundry soap, paper towels, blankets and towels. VOLUNTEERSNEEDED Á4ep!|en Icc ¹100-¹125 rzsh er rzr4 |ne rhcrksI teams. No race-day registration. Information/registration: (575) 937-7106, active.com or bicycleruidoso.com. Run for Havens Gate — Christ the Savior Catholic Church, 5301 Wadsworth, hosts the 5K run and 5K and 1-mile walks at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 8. Cost: $20 per event ($5 dis- count per runner for teams of 10 or more); $25 on race day. Online registration (through June 6) at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line. Run for Justice — The 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk are 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 9, at Cathedral High School, 1309 N. Stanton. Cost (through June 5): $20 ($15 per runner for teams of ten or more. Late and race day regis- tration: $25. Online registration through June 3 at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Packet pick up is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Cathedral High School Gym and 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. on race day. La Fe 5K — The 120th annual Father’s Day Community Health 5K Run and 5K Walk is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at La Fe Cultural and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (rear build- ing) The 3.1-mile course goes through the his- toric Segundo Barrio neighborhood. Information: 545-7190. Color My Cause 5K — Erace 3 hosts the 5K “color” run/walk allowing participants to choose their own cause through five color zones Saturday, June 22, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Packet pick up at 6 a.m., run begins at 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. Color party at 10 a.m. Charities to choose from include Child Crisis Center, Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, Paso Del Norte Children’s Development Center and Border Aids Partnership. Cost: $45 through June 21, $60 day of race. Registration: erace3.com. Mission Valley Duathlon — El Paso Sports Commission presents the USAT-sanctioned 5K run/20K bike/ 5K run at 7 a.m. Sunday, June 23, at Tigua Recreation & Wellness Center. Duathlon’s runs are in the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo neighborhood, with the 20k bike on the histori- cal Mission Trail/Socorro Road. Pre-race brief- ing and opening ceremony begins at 6:45 a.m. Awards to Top Male Overall and Top Female Overall, as well as first through third place male and female runners in each age category. Cost: $50 by June 1, $80 June 1-21 for two- person relay; $105 by June 1, $120 June 1-21 for three-person relay (includes post-race snacks and drinks, race shirt, water bottle and chip timing). Information: 433-3439 Online reg- istration at raceelpaso.com. All athletes must be members of USA Triathlon to compete. Non-members may pur- chase a one-day pass for $12. Athletes must be at least 12 to compete in individual category, and in the cycling portion of relay. No late or race day registration. Run for a Mission 5K — El Paso Water Utilities 5K run and 5K or 1-mile fun walk is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration (through June 21): $20 5K ($15 military and per runner for teams of 10 or more; $5 age 12 and younger); $15 for 1- mile walk. Late registration increases by $5. Entry into park is $1 per car. Information: Marisela Barcenas, 594-5517, Chris Rowley, 478-5663 or epwu.org/run. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimit- ed.com or epwu.org/run. Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa; team captain responsible for picking up team packages. Race day registration is 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. at the start line. Fourth of July Run — Up and Running, hosts the 7th annual 5K run/walk 7:04 a.m. Thursday, July 4, beginning at Up and Running in the Rudolph Shopping Plaza, 3233 N. Mesa. Proceeds benefit Run El Paso Club. Registration: $20 through July 2; $25 July 3-4. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Packet pick-up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. race day at Up and Running. Independence Day Run —The City of Las Cruces’ annual 8K run and 1-mile fun run is 6 a.m. Thursday, July 4, on the Triviz multi-pur- pose path in Las Cruces. Registration at 6 a.m. with fun run at 6:40 a.m. and 8K at 7 a.m. Entry fee: $15 (by June 29) for 8K; $20 on race day. Fun Run fee: $10. Information: (575) 541- 2550. . Leopoldo Cavazos Jr. Memorial Run — The 5K run and 1-mile run walk is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, ($1 entrance fee per vehicle into park). Registration: $20 in advance ($25 on race day). Teams of 10 or more (by June 29) are $15 per member. Online: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, and 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at starting line. Shamrock Run for Education — St. Patrick Cathedral’s 5K run and 1 mile walk is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at St. Patrick’s, 1111 N. Stanton. Proceeds Benefit Fr. Rick Matty Memorial Scholarship. Cost (through July 18) is $20 ($15 students). Late registration (July 19-20) is $25. Information: Chris Rowley, 478- 5663. Online registration at raceadventuresun- limited.com. Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. on race day at the start line. Ski Run Road Challenge — The 7th annu- al race featuring the highest finish in New Mexico is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Eagle Creek Sports Complex, Hwy 532, in Ruidoso. The USA Track & Field sanctioned event includes a 20K high altitude foot race (solo or relay) up Ski Run Road (Hwy 532) in the Sacramento Mountains with an elevation gain of 2,600 feet. In addition to the 12-mile solo or relay runs, this year has a 3-mile fun run. Prizes and food offered for finishers. Proceeds benefit Ski Apache’s Disabled Skiers Program. Registration for 12-mile solo: $35. Fun run: $20. Relay (four-person team): $130. Information: (575) 937-7106. Online registra- tion at active.com or skirunroadchallenge.com. Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multisport race, with a 400m swim, 20K bike ride, and 5K run is planned for Sunday, Sept. 1, starting and end- ing at the SISD Student Activities Complex. Participants may race as an individual or as part of a relay team. Information: 433-3439. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/events. Running clubs: • Run El Paso maintains information on local races at runelpaso.com. Information: 543-2017. • El Paso Triathlon Club: elpasotriclub.org. Challenge series: southwestchallengeseries.com. Sports Cont’d from Page 20 El Paso Scene Page 22 June 2013 State Line Music Series — State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive, presents the outdoor concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers asked to bring non-perishable food or monetary donation for the West Texas Food Bank. Information: 581- 3371, WTxFoodBank.org or countyline.com. • June 5: Fungi Mungle • June 12: Del Castillo • June 19: Shurman • June 26: Curtis Grimes • July 3: Frontera Bugalú Cool Canyon Nights —The free outdoor summer concerts are 6:15 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29 (except July 4) at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Information: 544-9550 or coolcanyonnights.com. • May 30: Sha’Vonne • June 6: Main Street • June 13: Dusty Low • June 20: The Dunwells • June 27: The Lusitania. Alfresco! Fridays —The 11th season of free outdoor concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 27 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0665 or alfres- cofridays.com. • May 31: La Explosión Lagunera (cumbia) • June 7: Fungi Mungle (‘70s). • June 14: La Guira (bachata) • June 21: Rod Crosby & The Intruders (clas- sic rock) • July 5: Aztec Zociac (jazz/funk). Mountain of Blues Festival —The 16th annual music celebration is noon, Saturday June 1, at 501 Wingfield, Ruidoso. Includes live blues bands, food and beverage booths and kids’ games. Tickets: $12 at the gate ($10 in advance). Military discount available. Advance tickets available at The Quarters or online (through Easytix) at ruidosoblues.com. Tickets/information: 1-866-207-4816, (575) 257-9535 or Entertainment: Dirty Mojo Junkies at noon; CW Ayon at 1:15 p.m. Austin Jimmy Murphy at 3 p.m., Zerbe Strut Band at 4:45 p.m., 24/7 Blues Band with Gary Stamper at 6:30 p.m. and James Armstrong at 8:15 p.m. The Quarters, 2535 Sudderth, will host a blues BBQ with CW Ayon 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Call for cost. Concert 4 Autism — Concerts benefiting local autism charities are planned at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2 and 23 at Kickstandz, 113355 Montwood. Tickets per show are $10 at the door. Information: (Kickstandz) 231-6968. The June 2 headliner is metal band Red Lamb, led by Dan Spitz. former Anthrax gui- tarist and father of autistic identical twins . Opening bands include Abnik, Epitaph Romance, Something Wicked, Texas Roadkill and Crash. The June 23 headliner is Tito y Tarantula, fea- turing former El Pasoan Tito Larriva. Melodies at the Park — El Paso Parks and Recreation’s free outdoor music concerts are 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. selected Sundays at various city parks. Information: 544-0753 or elpaso- texas.gov/parks. • June 2: Sound and Entertainment at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3001 Parkwood • June 16: Mariachi Cuauhtémoc at Westside Community Park, 7400 High Ridge • June 23: Mainstreet Band at Shawver Park, 8100 Independence Music in the Park —The Las Cruces sum- mer concert series is 6 p.m. Sundays. No pets allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2200 or las-cruces.org. June performances are at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. • June 2: Buzztones (variety); Yarbouroughs (country/swing) • June 9: Tequila Nights (variety); Oldies But Goodies • June 16: Phat Soul (R&B); 24/7 Blues Band • June 23: “Play Me” Neil Diamond Tribute; Chris Collins’ Tribute to John Denver. Outlet Shoppes’ Summer Concert Series — Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, 7051 S. Desert in Canutillo, (off I-10 at Trans Mountain exit) host free weekly live music 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the fountain area. Information: 877- 3208 or theoutletshoppesatelpaso.com. • June 4 — Radio La Chusma • June 11 – Madisson Livingston and The Trailer Band • June 18 – Mariachi Las Caponeras • June 25 – Locomotion • July 2 - The Royalty ‘La Parada’ — The indoor/outdoor monthly music series is 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Admission: $5, ages 18 and older welcome. Information: facebook/laparadaep.com. La Parada is an ongoing music, art and social party held the first Friday of the month. The June 7 theme is “Sunglasses at Night”; wear your shades. Performers and artists include Matt Salazar, DJ Rich, Start Select, Buffete, El Primo Lechuga and Vincent Angeles. TGIF Rock and Roll Dinner Show — The ‘50s and ‘60s music tribute band Remember Then: A Class Act performs 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Sparky’s Green Chile Room, 115 Franklin, in Hatch, N.M. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $10; advance purchase at Sparky’s or in Las Cruces at White’s Music Box, Mountain Music and Valley Pro Music. Information: (575) 267-4222, (915) 355-3453 or [email protected] Web: sparkysburgers.com. Tailgate 2013 — The annual outdoor con- cert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. on various Saturdays in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Patrons bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Weekly spaces available for $40 on limited basis. Walk-up admission: $15. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com. • June 8: Frank Zona & Urban Edge (jazz). Tailgate theme is “Mardi Gras” • June 22: Big Band on the Rio Grande. Tailgate theme is “Black and White” Music Under the Stars — The 30th sum- mer concert series, presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays, June 9-Aug. 11, at the Chamizal National Memorial amphithe- ater, 800 S. San Marcial. No performance July 7. Admission is free. Information: 541-4481 (MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or elpasoart- sandculture.org. • June 9: Frontera Bugalú (Latin American dance) • June 16: Desert Noises (Indie Rock from Orem, Utah) • June 23: La Magiztral Sonora (Cumbia) • June 30: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (Funk Soul from Closter, N.J.) A Patriotic Celebration with El Paso Wind Symphony and fireworks is Thursday, July 4. Outside alcohol is not permitted; food, bever- ages, and alcoholic beverages will be for sale within the park. No glass containers, or pets permitted at park. No smoking in bowl area. ‘Every Other Tuesday’ — Doña Ana Arts Council hosts a variety of musical performances 6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com. • June 11: Guitar Greg • June 25: Bourbon Legend. Manifique Album Release — The release party is 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, June 14, at The Percolator, 217 N. Stanton, with guest per- formers Get The Honey and L.I.G.R.E. CDs on sale for $7. Admission is free. Information: 920- 2979 or manifiquemusic.com. A World of Border Music — Museo Urbano and La Mujer Obrera host the first in its new series highlighting the global roots of música fronteriza 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Cafe Mayapan 2000 Texas. The events will feature history, music and dance. Admission is free. Information: 747-5508 or on Facebook at Museo Urbano El Paso. The first event “La Tercera Raiz,” showcases the African roots of border music with a Son Jarocho workshop at 3:30 p.m., Jefferson/Silva High School Quartet at 4:30 p.m. “African Roots of Fronterizo Music,” talk by Dr. Selfa Chew-Smithart at 5 p.m. and music by Fronteras No Más at 6:30 p.m. Jam and poetry session also planned. 3OH!3 — The free monthly “Let Freedom Sing” summer concert series presents the pop duo 3OH!3 at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing’s event lawn. The public is welcome; early arrival is encouraged. Information: 564-5311 or freedomcrossingat- fortbliss.com.’ Ellen Wilson — The inspirational singer per- forms 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Unity El Paso, 1420 Alabama, as part of its Summer Events Series. Wilson will perform selections from her album “Destiny” and other new com- positions just released. Tickets: $10. Information: 566-5544 or unityelpaso.org. RGT Live! — The open mic for musicians, singers and songwriters is 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month (June 7) at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces, as part of the monthly Downtown Ramble. Performer sign-up is 6:30 p.m. Coffee and light snacks provided. Admission is free, but donations welcome. Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com. Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1249 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Live music is offered 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Mariachi 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays in the Franklins Lounge. No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200. Disco with local DJs is 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays. Karaoke offered with Rock The House 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Thursday. Please see Page 23 KERN PLACE 206 Cincinnati 532-9483 WEST SIDE 865 N. Resler (at Resler) 760-6000 EAST SIDE 1879 N. Zaragosa 856-9111 NORTHEAST 11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54) 821-7000 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday www.ordovinospirro.com FI NE PI ZZA & FI NE DI NI NG °... definitely has the best pizza in town.¨ - Texas Monthly Fine ßeers & Wines P I Z Z A One of USA's Top 100 Independent Pizzerias - Pizza Today La Viña’s Music On the Patio — La Viña Winery in La Union, 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts live music 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on selected Saturdays and Sundays, featuring folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll from “Live By Request.” Picnics are allowed, but beverages must be purchased from the winery. Admission is free. Information: (575) 882-7632. Upcoming performances are June 16 and 23. Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1 to 4 p.m. selected Sundays. Information: 877- 4544 or zinvalle.com. • June 16: James Springer • June 30: Greg Gonzalez Railroad Blues — 504 W. Holland, Alpine, Texas. Most performances begin at 10 p.m. Information: (432) 837-3103 or railroadblues.com. • Saturday, June 1: Kenneth Brian Band. Cost: $7. • Friday, June 7: Sheila Marshall Band. Cost: $10. • Saturday, June 8: Brown Betty. Cost: $7 • Saturday, July 6: Jam Sandwich. Cost; $8. Padre’s Marfa — 209 W. El Paso Street in Marfa, Texas. Ticket information: 432-729-4425 or padresmarfa.com. • Epic Dance Party with DJ Tandem, DJ Nax and DJ XButton is 10 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Cost; $5. • Some Say Leland — The experimental folk band performs Thursday, June 13, with guest Ali Holder. • Ex Cult — The indie rockers perform Friday, June 14. • Mikal Cronin — The indie rock musician per- forms Friday, June 28, with guest Tele Novella. Tickets: $7 ($1 online service charge). • Pocket Fishermen — The Austin band per- forms Saturday, June 29, with Adrian and the Sickness and El Pathos. • Danny Barnes and Billy Bright — The Austin musicians perform Sunday, June 30. Folk Fury — KTEP, 88.5 FM, features three hours of acoustic and folk music — with an emphasis on recordings by local musicians and occasional live appearances by them — from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. Hosts are Dan Alloway and Gregg Carthy. Requests: 747-5153. Comedy El Paso Comic Strip —1201 Airway. Shows are at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Reserved tickets: $12-$22. Closed July 3-4. Information/reservations: 779- LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com. • May 29-June 2: Brent Morin. • June 5-9: Brian Scolo with feature act Justin Rupple. • June 12-16: Andy Hayes • June 19-23: Robert Hawkins with feature act Owen Straw • June 26-30: To be announced Doug Stanhope performs a one-night-only engagement Monday, June 10. Comedy Nights — The Percolator, 217 N. Stanton, hosts comedy open mic events 8 to 11 p.m. every Tuesday. Information: 351-4377 or on facebook (The Percolator). Music Cont’d from Page 22 June 2013 El Paso Scene Page 23 I nterviewing a young mother who had run to safety with her toddler son just seconds before a tornado demolished their Oklahoma home, CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer asked the woman “"You've gotta thank the Lord, right? Do you thank the Lord for that split-second deci- sion?” “I'm actually an atheist,” the woman sputtered in reply, leaving Blitzer him- self fumbling for a follow-up question. That awkward exchange led to consid- erable commentary on various blogs, with many posts congratulating the woman for her non-religious convic- tions. It also triggered renewed debate over various long-discussed theological issues. Does God really decide who lives and dies in a natural disaster? Or for that matter, does He decide who sur- vives and who doesn’t from any life- threatening situation, whether disease, accident or other calamity? If someone thanks God for a seemingly miraculous rescue or recovery, does that imply that God chose not to save others? If God is not able or willing to save everyone, how do believers reconcile that with the traditional belief in an all- powerful, all-merciful God? I have to admit that I often wince when I hear people thank God for answering their prayers as if they had been reward- ed for their faith. How many others prayed just as faithfully and did not receive what they hoped for? It can also be disturbing to hear some- one thank God for protecting them from harm and granting prosperity when oth- ers around them have lost family mem- bers and suffered financial ruin. We have to be careful not to cross the line from gratitude to thoughtless pride. We should be mindful that whatever blessings we receive may have little to do with our own merit. The deeper question that is raised after a major disaster like the tornados that swept through Texas and Oklahoma (which, however tragic, pale in compari- son to the havoc and suffering caused by earthquakes and tsunamis in other parts of the world) is why does God let this happen? After centuries of theologians and philosophers arguing over this point, there’s not much I could say in this brief column that would advance the discus- sion. But there is one question that always nags at me when I hear someone ask how a loving God can tolerate suffering. What world could God have created that would prevent it? Scientists tell us that life on earth is based on a narrow range of conditions. Change a few degrees of temperature and the composition of the atmosphere, and life as we know it doesn’t stand a chance. Earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and hurricanes are all tied to the same global environment that gives us life. A world without potential threat to human life might not a world at all, at least not one that could support us. A similar case could be made regarding human evil. Could God have created us without the potential for evil? Would that be a life worth living? To blame God for allowing suffering may be the same as blaming Him for creating life at all. Of course, we can also blame God for not intervening countless times every day around the world to prevent the con- sequences of disaster and cruelty. If we think about, that’s really asking that God’s creation be nothing more than a cosmic marionette show in which He is constantly pulling the strings. I believe miracles do happen, but I don’t believe God intervenes in our world simply to patch things up. Miracles are not a way of fixing what’s wrong with the world, but reminding us that there is more than just this world. Randy Limbird is editor of El Paso Scene. Comments? Send to [email protected] by Randy Limbird For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, call 1-800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com. Many clubs sell tickets through ticketbully.com, holdmyticket.com or other ticket websites list- ed. Unless indicated, prices listed do not include service charges. DV8 Fetish Ball — El Paso’s first ever fetish ball featuring Dr. Magnus Hirshefeld Sideshow Extravaganza is 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with bur- lesque/fetish performance by Mz. Gena, Siren St. Sin and Lotus Blossoms, Burlesque with Alyxzandrea Ahsher, music by Cat as Trophy and Diverje, DJs Spooky Doom, Dark Fire Gogo Dancers, vendor booths and more. Ages 18 and older welcome. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Information: 999-0882. Tickets available online at holdmyticket.com. Juanes — The Colombian rock singer and gui- tarist returns to the border with his “Loud & Unplugged” Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $37 and $87. (Ticketmaster). Juanes is the winner of 12 Latin Grammy Awards from 2001 to 2005. For the Fallen Dreams — The metalcore band “Some Things Never Change” Tour 6 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Open Gate Church of the Nazarene, 9821 McCombs, with guests Hundredth, Upon the Dawning, Wolves at the Gate and Sworn In. Tickets: $14 (all ages show); available online at holdmyticket.com. Information: 346-8331 or epopengate.org. Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson — The “Masters of Madness Tour” comes to El Paso at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $35 and $55 (Ticketmaster). Cooper, considered “The Godfather of Shock Rock,” is known for theatrics that include guil- lotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constric- tors and baby dolls. While Cooper’s persona and stage show has widely been regarded as mere entertainment, Manson and his band of the same name gener- ated controversy for shows considered as offensive and obscene for some. Nevertheless, Manson has achieved mainstream superstar- dom, selling 50 million records. Dokken and Quiet Riot — The 80s metal bands perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets: $25-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. Cody Simpson — The Australian pop star and Radio Disney favorite presents his “Pretty Brown Eyes” tour 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Plaza Theatre, with opening acts Ryan Beatty and Before You Exit. The tour precedes the arrival of Simpson’s much anticipated sec- ond album, which follows last year’s debut, “Paradise.” Tickets: $37; VIP “Sound Check” packages are $97 and “Meet and Greet” pack- ages are $147. Simpson’s “Angels and Gentlemen” Beach Club memberships also available. (Ticketmaster). Conjunto Primavera — The norteño group performs its annual show and dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Banda La Autentica De Jerez. Tickets: $37.50 (Ticketmaster). VIP tables for 6 are $750. Call 533-9899 for information. Power Jam ’13 — Tyga headlines Power 102’s annual hip-hop and rap concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Cohen Stadium, featuring superstars of both R&B and Hip Hop including Jonn Heart, Dricky Gram V.I.C., Hurrice Cris and Huey. Tickets: $25 (ticketbully.com). Information: 351-5400 or kprr.com. Sun City BikeFest II — Cowboy Kenny & The Steel Rodeo Tour headline the largest gath- ering of motorcycles and two shows of freestyle Motor-X Stunts from the X-Games is 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at El Paso Motorplex Doors open at 5 p.m.; all ages welcome. Tickets: $15; available online at tick- etbully.com. Information: 922-9383 or elpaso- motorplex.com. Vans Warped Tour 2013 — The 19th annual music and extreme sports event is 11 a.m. to dusk Wednesday, June 26, at the NMSU Intramural Field (next to Aggie Memorial Stadium), featuring more than 80 bands on eight live music stages and Several extreme sports and lifestyle events and displays also featured. Bands begin at noon. Information: (575) 646-1420. Tour/band updates: vanswarpedtour.com. Tickets sold through June 25: $35. Cost at the door is $40. Ticket holders eligible for a free compilation CD available at the door (must show valid ticket stub). Bring a canned good donation for Feed Our Children Now! and receive a $5 discount for admission at the door. Mark Chesnutt — The hit country star per- forms Friday, June 28, at Whiskey Dick’s, 580 George Dieter. Tickets: $20, available at tick- etbully.com. Information: 921-9900 or whiskey- dickselpaso.com. Chesnutt’s hits include “Brother Jukebox” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” John Leguizamo’s ‘Ghetto Klown’ — Emmy Award winning actor and comedian John Leguizamo presents his Broadway smash hit at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28-29, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Presented by UTEP and Lola Productions. Tickets: $38 and $42 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234. Conceived and performed by Leguizamo and directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens, “Ghetto Klown” is the next chapter in Leguizamo’s popular personal and professional story. It is his fifth one-man play, his third on Broadway, and follows in the uninhibited tradi- tion of his “Mambo Mouth,” “Spic-O-Rama,” “Freak” and “Sexaholix ... a Love Story.” Leguizamo is known for his many film roles, including the voice of Sid in all three “Ice Age” movies and his performances in “Moulin Rouge,” “To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar,” “Carlito’s Way” and “Executive Decision.” ‘In The Heights’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre closes its season with the 2008 Tony Award winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda July 5- 21. Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with dinner matinee at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7, and non-dinner matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14 and 21. Tickets: $30-$45 for dinner shows; $16-$26 for non-dinner matinee. Information: 747-6060. ‘Arrival: The World’s Greatest Abba Show’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra pres- ents the music of Abba at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Plaza Theatre, performing hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia” and “Waterloo.” The show features original musi- cians from the hit Swedish pop supergroup. Tickets: $30, $45, $75 and $85 (Ticketmaster). The Music of Led Zeppelin — Classic rock meets classic orchestra with El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to the rock leg- ends at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-2776 or epso.org. Sun City Music Festival — The 3rd annual electronic music festival is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Two-day general admission passes: $100. VIP passes (age 21 and older only) are $140. Passes available online at suncitymusicfestival.com. Rascal Flatts — The country band’s “Live and Loud Tour” is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with guest The Band Perry, and “The Voice” Season 3 win- ner Cassadee Pope. Tickets: $49.50, $62.50 and $69.50 (Ticketmaster). Aaron Carter — The former teen pop icon performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All ages show. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door; available in advance at Bowie Feathers, Maria’s Closet, Eloise, All That Music and trickyfalls.com. Limited number of VIP tickets offered for $65. Disney Live! ‘Three Classic Fairy Tales’ — The Disney family brings the timeless stories of Cinderella, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Beauty and The Beast to the stage Dec. 27-29, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $20, $25, $30 and $40 (Ticketmaster); pre-sale begins June 4. Information: disneylive.com. El Paso Scene June 2013 Page 24 J« ¸1uDro J«:1qD: }«+«I1_ 1:¡1«::1oD: PIacita Santa Fe 5024 Doniphan Suite 6 (915) 351-1832 defrancodesigns @msn.com Pciricic Dc |rcncc, cuncr/!csigncr JUNE'5 FEATURED ARTI5T: LE5LIE 5LAPE Tues.-Fri. 10 am - 5 pm Sat 10 am - 3 pm Please see Page 25 Page 25 June 2013 Venues & series Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. Age 18 and older wel- come, unless listed otherwise. Advance tickets usually available at Happy House, All That Music, Pizza Joint, the Headstand and online at holdmyticket.com. Tickets for some shows may be ticketbully.com. Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 18-20. Information: 356-0966 or [email protected] • L.I.G.R.E. — The band headlines a CD release party at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, along with Cigarettes After Sex, Manifique and Sons of Villa. Cover: $5 ($8 for ages 18-20). • El Ten Eleven — The LA-based rock duo performs Wednesday, June 5. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. • The Thermals — The pop-punk trio per- forms Tuesday, June 11. Tickets: $10. • Baths — The LA-based producer performs Monday, June 24. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. • Parallels — The electronic duo performs Friday, June 28. Tickets: $10. • Milk Music — The four-piece soul/rock band performs Monday, July 1, with Destruction Unit. Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Socorro Entertainment Center — Speaking Rock’s indoor concert venue is at 11200 Santos Sanchez (off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375). Ages 18 and older welcome for most shows. Admission is free for most events. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com. • Chippendales Dancers perform at Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1. Two shows nightly. • The Under The Sun Tour featuring Gin Blossoms, Smash Mouth, Vertical Horizon, Sugar Ray and Fastball is Thursday, July 4. is Admission is free for ages 18 and older; $10 for under 18. Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages (16 and older), unless listed otherwise. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com. Tickets for most shows available at All That Music, Bowie Feathers, Maria’s Closet, Eloise and online at holdmyticket.com. • DV8 Fetish Ball — 9 p.m. Saturday, June 1. See separate listing above. • Girl in A Coma — The popular girl rockers perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, with Piñata Protest and Irontom. Tickets: $12. • Knuckelz Deep — The Salem rockers head- line the rock tour with Kilter, Regicide, Illumina, Dark Aria, Feud of Temptation, 19F7, Against The Grain, South Bound and Drowning of All Infants 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Tickets: $5. • Twin Shadow — The synth rocker brings his True Story Tour to El Paso at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, with Elliphant. $12. • Portugal The Man — 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29, with the Guards. Tickets: $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso). Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com. Pre-show buffets are served at 6 p.m. for some shows: $20. • Ruidoso Dance Ensemble’s ‘La Corsaire’ — 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Tickets: $28. • “The Glass Menagerie” — Wayland University Theatre Workshop present Tennessee Williams’ celebrated drama at 8 p.m. Friday, June 7. Tickets: $30. • Miss New Mexico Pageants — The state’s preliminary for Miss America are June 20-22. Preliminaries are 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, with final and crowing at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Tickets: $29 and $39 (preliminaries); $39 and $49 (finals). The Miss Teen New Mexico Pageant (prelimi- naries and finals) are 7 p.m. Friday, June 21. Tickets: $29 and $39. • Incendio — The Latin guitar world fusion group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29. The group’s world fusion music blends flamen- co, Celtic, Middle Eastern, jazz and rock. Tickets: $36 and $39. • The Lettermen — The vocal group cele- brates more than 50 years of hits at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5. Tickets: $76 and $79. • Joe Ely — The Texas folk country rocker performs at 8 p.m. Friday, July 19. Tickets: $66 and $69. • ABBA Arrival from Sweden — The critically acclaimed concert re-creation of Swedish music phenomenon ABBA is 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Tickets: $66-$69. • Van Cliburn Gold Medalist — The winner of the annual Van Cliburn International Competition performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27. This year’s winner to be announced in June. Tickets: $59 ($25 age 18 and younger). Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Summer show tickets: $10, unless otherwise listed. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger- center.com. 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El Paso Scene Here’s the Ticket Cont’d from Page 24 All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. El Rincon De Ana Lucia — Blvd Tomas Fernandez 8215-2A. • Book signing of “Bridge Over the Abyss,” the new book by Walter Schaefer is 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30. The book covers the art history of Juárez. Book price is 150 pesos. • Monthly cocktail artist reception is at 6 p.m. Friday, June 7, featuring the art of Manuel Piña and Armando Mora. Admission is free. Museo de INBA — Circuito Jose Reyes Estrada, Zona Pronaf. Admission is free. Information: 616-7414. • An opening reception is at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, for the Bienal Cd. Juárez/El Paso Biennial 2013, which continues through June. • Jorge Humberto Chavez, winner of Aguacalientes Price 2013, one of the most prestigious in Mexico, will present his book of poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6. • “A Day at the Museum” is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Centro Cultural Paso del Norte —Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf. Information: 1730300 or ccpn.com.mx. • “Princesas en Pugna” theater play is at Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2. . • Amigos de la Musica perform Latin American music at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1. • Ballet folclorico Uach performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2. • Urban Theater Workshop is Monday through Saturday, June 3-8. Information: 6171002. • El Efecto de los Rayos Gama Theater, star- ring Laura Zapata and Casandra Cianguerotti, is at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, June 7. • University Ballet performs “Swan Lake” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 13-15. • 6th Muestra Internacional de Artes Plasticas, with artists from Spain, Mexico and the U.S. opens at 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, upper level. Various music groups. Free admission. • Esperanza Azteca Orchestra performs at 4 p.m. Friday, June 21. • Just Dance show is 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Information: 6257795. • “Guerrilleras” theater performance is Friday, June 28. • Line Theater performs “Vaseline” Sunday, June 30. Centro de Convenciones Las Anitas — Waterfill zone (from Ysleta bridge, drive about 300 yards and turn on narrow road on right near Bip Bip store). Information: 6821486 or 6820693. Tickets sold at donboleton.com. • Expo Sexo is 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2. Lectures, shows, lingerie and products exhibition and sale. • Los Recoditos grupera music show is at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Estadio Carta Blanca —Av. Reforma (at Sanders, across from Comision Federal de Electricidad). Tickets at donboleton.com. • Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon perform in Salon Moroccos at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. • DJ INA performs in Salon Moroccos at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6. • Nationally known singer Ana Gabriel per- forms in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7. Hotel El Paseo Salon Alameda — Paseo Triunfo de la Republica 4850 (at Plutarco Elias Calles). The band Amanecer performs a 30th anniversary concert at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Information: 4153286. Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos —Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant, in front of IADA from the Juarez University. Lowrider Auto Show is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Pueblito Mexicano — Lincoln Avenue (at Zempoala; one minute from Cordova Bridge). A Cultural Bazaar, with music and fashion show, is noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Alianza Francesa de Cd. Juárez — Calle Tlaxcala #2644 Col. Margaritas (at Ignacio Ramirez). Admission is free. Information: 6391011 (Tania Bonfil) or ciudadjuarez.af.org.mx. • A photographic exhibition by French artist Roman Thieriot is at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7. • French movies are shown with Spanish subti- tles at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14 and 28. Bring food and drink to share. • Music Fest is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, with karaoke and prizes. Free; but bring drinks and food to share. Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park, Juárez (next to the Bridge of the Americas). The museum features an exhibit of pre- Columbian artifacts, as well as paintings and sculptures. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free except as listed. Information: 611-1048. • “Expressions,” an exhibit by sculptor Javier Venegas, one of the most renowned Juarez artists, opens at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7. • Arte en el Parque is 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Food, arts and crafts, and activities for children. Admission is 40 pesos (30 pesos for children). Information: 611-2390 or arteenelparque.com. The event is held on the last Saturday of the month through September. Cibeles Convention Center — Av. Tomás Fernández 8450, Zona Campestre. The annual Father’s Day Buffet with live music is Sunday, June 16, at the Terrace Garden. Breakfast is 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; cost: 160 pesos. Dinner is 1 to 5 p.m.; cost: 260 peso. Reservations: 6880580 or 6250267. Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera (MUREF) — Old Customs House, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Juárez. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Information: muref.org, inah.org or Facebook. Showing all month is an exhibition of the archaelogical zone of Chalchihuites, Zacatecas, with photos, draw- ings and special finds. Bazar Del Monumento — The weekly bazaar is noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Benito Juárez Monument downtown, Vicente Guerrero and Constitucion Avenues. Art, antiques, books and more sold and traded. ‘Por Amor al Arte’ —The radio show, covering all aspects of the arts in Juárez, airs 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays on 860 AM. The show includes music, interviews, reviews of events, recommendations of books and movies, hosted by Hogla Lizeth Olivas. Information: 806Noticias.com.mx. Radio Cultural Milenio — Alfonso “The Duck” Quiñones hosts the radio program devoted to the cultural world in Juárez at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays on 640 a.m. — Juárez correspondent Walter Schaefer 2 022988 ([email protected] or [email protected]) El Paso Scene Page 26 June 2013 Page 27 June 2013 Day camps St. Mark’s Summer Camps — St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road, will host its children’s weekly summer camps for ages 3-12 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 3-July 26. Before and after care may be offered 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. fee. Cost for most camps is $135 per week, plus one- time registration fee, Information/registration: 581-4444, ext. 237 or loveroad.org. Themes are “Fun With food” (June 3-7), “Campfire Frenzy” (June 10-14), “At The Movies” (June 17-21), “Gameshows” (July 8- 12), “Hawaiian Hullabaloo” (July 15-19). Slumber Party camp is July 1-5 (no camp July 4). Cost: $120. Sports Camps are June 24-28 for ages 2-12. Ages 6-12 choose from basketball, cheer, flag football and soccer; ages 4-5 camp is “Team 45.” Age-specific camps offered for age 2-3. Cost: $75 for 9 a.m. to noon camp; $60 for noon to 3 p.m. Potty Camp for ages 2-3 is July 15-19. Camp Rock is noon to 3 p.m. for ages 4-12, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 2-3. Cost: $60 (age 4-12) and $135 (age 2-3). Summer Science Camps 2013 — The New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo’s week-long science camps run throughout June and July for youth in grades K through 12. Both day camp and overnight options available; discounts for multiple reser- vations and military families. Registration/infor- mation: (575) 437-2840 ext. 41132, 1-877-333- 6589 or [email protected] Web: nmspacemuseum.org. Can Do Camp — Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest, hosts week-long summer camps for ages 5 to 12 are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June 3- July 29. Call for cost. Information: 594-3305 or alfc.com. Summer Zoo Camp — The weeklong camps for ages 6 to 10 are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday June 3-Aug. 2, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Campers will learn about conservation and experience live education animals, behind-the-scenes tours, crafts, games and more. Cost: $100 per week (includes t-shirt and snacks). Advance registra- tion required. Information: 532-8156 or elpaso- zoosociety.org. This year’s two camps: • “Przewalski’s Wild Horse” June 3-7, June 17-21, July 1-5, July 15-19 and July 29-Aug 2. • “Prehensile-tailed Porcupine,” June 10-14, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 22-26 and Aug 5- 9. Ultimate Cowboy/Girl Country Summer Camp — San Francisco Stables, 1114 Casad Road in Anthony, N.M. hosts its summer camp for ages 6 to 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Friday, June 3-Aug. 15, with horseback riding, animal care, gardening, roping, archery, and many other games. Tutoring in math, science, reading and writing also offered. Call for cost. Hosted by Paws & Hooves Mobile Veterinary Services. Information: 491-9408 or sfstables.net. The stables also hosts monthly Family Fun Days 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the last Sunday (June 23 and July 28), with activities like face paint- ing, petting zoos, snacks and more. Farm & Ranch Summer Camps — The Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces, hosts summer camps and classes for kids and teens June 4- Aug. 2. Camps are taught by museum staff and volunteers. Advance registration and a non- refundable class deposit of $5 is required for each class (camp fee varies). Participants should bring a sack lunch daily. Information: (575) 522- 4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org. Museum members receive $5 discount on listed cost. • Nature Camp is 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 4-6 for ages 8- 11. Cost: $25. • Archeology Camp is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 11-13, for ages 8-13. $35. • Sewing Camp 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18-19, for ages 9-14. $25. • From Sprout to Spoon is 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday, June 25-26, for ages 6-10. $25. • Ropin’ and Wranglin’ is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 26-27, for ages 9-14. $20. • Animal Friends is 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9-10, for ages 4-7. $35. • Life in 1957: A Time Travel Experience is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 16-18 for ages 9-14. $30. • Lambs and Looms is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23-24, for ages 8-14. $35. • Paints, Pots, and Portraits is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, for ages 10-16. $40. El Paso Exploreum Summer Camps — El Paso Exploreum, 300 W. San Antonio, hosts its weeklong summer camps, including the new Harry Potter Camp, with hands-on activities, games, take-home craft projects and more June 10-Aug. 23. Each camp, geared to ages 6-12, runs Monday through Friday. Morning (9 El Paso Scene Artwork by Paul Hoylen Jr. 7th annual El Paso Scene Summer Fun Guide Summer Fun for Kids Please see Page 28 El Paso Scene Page 28 June 2013 a.m. to noon) and afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) ses- sions offered. Admission: $100 per camp; campers booking all six get one free. Multiple child and military discounts available. Registration deadline is the Tuesday prior to each camp. Information/registration: 533-4330. Register online at ElPasoExploreum.org. • Harry Potter: Campers design wands, play games and make crafts; create concoctions, plant seeds and learn about magical creatures, both real and mythical. Afternoons June 24-28 and Aug. 12-16, and mornings July 22-26. • Cowpoke Western Camp: Learn about cow- boys and cowgirls, horses and the rodeo through projects like paper bag vests, stick horses and other Old West themed crafts. Mornings June 24-28 and afternoons July 15- 19 and Aug. 5-9. • Our Amazing Earth: Learn about the environ- ment, energy conservation, alternatives to fossil fuels and the importance of “going green” by making a solar oven from an ordinary pizza box and playing games. Mornings June 17-21 and Aug. 5-9 and afternoons July 22-26. • Super Simple Science: Learn copper penny chemistry and floating bowling ball physics, and campers make expanding elephant toothpaste, outrageous ooze, lava lamps and glitter globes. Ages 8 and older only. Mornings June 10-14 and Aug. 19-23, and afternoons July 8-12. • In Around the World in Five Days: Campers visit a dozen world cultures through games, stories and crafts like African drums, Brazilian rainsticks, and Australian boomerangs. Afternoons June 10-14 and Aug. 19-23, and mornings July 15-19. • Engineer It — Learn about K’Nex, Legos, Popsicle sticks and building with things like gumdrops and string. Afternoons June 17-21 and mornings July 8-12 and Aug. 12-16. YouthPlex Summer Camps — The YouthPlex, 195 Chaffee on West Fort Bliss, hosts Middle School and Teen Program summer day camps for military youth 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, June 10-Aug. 23. Fees are based on total family income. Advance registration required. Information: 568-5437. Schedule online at blissmwr.com/mstblissmwr.com/mst. History Summer Day Camp — El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, offers summer camps June 11-Aug. 23 for ages 7 to 13. All camps are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday. Cost per camp: $70 ($55 muse- um members). Registration on a first come, first serve basis, space limited. Information: Sue Taylor, 351-3588 or [email protected] Online registration at elpasotexas.gov/history. Camps include adventurous outdoor activities, arts and crafts workshops, museum games and more. All camps are from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost per camp is $55 for museum members and $70 for non-members. Early registration is recom- mended. Information: Sue Taylor at 351-3588 or [email protected] • Night in a Real Museum camp (for ages 9-13) session I is June 11-14 and session II is Aug. 20-23. Make and marbleize paper, work with leather, create historic characters, and more. Includes Friday night sleepover. • Cowboy Camp is July 23-26 for ages 7-9. Learn to make western arts and crafts, enjoy rodeo activities. • Pirates on the Rio Grande is Aug. 6-9 for ages 9-13. Make play swords, pirate flags, and enjoy food of the islands. Summer Archaeology Day Camp — El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain Road in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54), hosts itsinteractive youth summer camps for ages 7 to 12 (grades 2-7) 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Fridays, June 11-July 26. Participants learn the science of archaeolo- gy, its tools, and the prehistory of the Americas, especially the El Paso-Juárez region. Off-site field trip to Hueco Tanks State Park. Cost per youth: $54.60 ($42.90 museum members). Space is limited to 12 students per camp. Camps fill quickly. Information/registra- tion: 755-4332 or [email protected] • Camps for ages 7 to 9 years (grades 2-4) are June 11 and 14 and July 9-12. • Camps for ages 10-12 (grades 5-7) are June 25-28 and July 23-26. Kids and Dogs Training Camp — ReidSan Dog Training Center, 840 Reidsan Grove, in Canutillo (near the Outlet Mall), offers camps for ages 9 to 16 and their dogs age 6 months or older Camps are 5 hours over two Saturday sessions, 8:30 to 11 a.m. each day. Start dates are June 15, July 13 and July 27. Kids learn to properly care for their dog by licensed educators. Topics include obedience, agility, grooming, housebreaking, good man- ners, nutrition and dog tricks. Pre-registration required. Cost: $97.50 ($48.75 additional per- son in same family). Information: 877-DOGS (3647) or reidsan.com. Club Rec — El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Camp runs Monday through Friday June 17-Aug. 9 for ages 6-12. Each two-week camp provides recreational activities such as sports, arts and crafts, field trips, dance classes and table games. Camp sites include participating Parks and Recreation facilities and participating schools. Cost is $40 per week, per child; some scholarships avail- able. Teen age mentoring program for ages 13-16 also offered. Cost is $20 per week per teen. Registration available at all city recreation cen- ters or online at elpasotexas.gov/parks Morning camps (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.): • Ascarate School, 7090 Alameda, 594-8934 • Carolina Recreation Center, 563 N. Carolina, 594-8934 • Coldwell School, 4101 Altura, 544-0753 • Don Haskins Center, 7400 High Ridge, 587- 1623 • Galatzan Recreation Center, 650 Wallenberg, 581-5182 • Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center, 3001 Parkwood, 629-7312 • Marty Robbins Recreation Center, 11600 Vista Del Sol, 855-4147 • Memorial Park Garden Center, 3105 Grant, 562-7071, • Pat O’Rourke Center, 911 N. Virginia, 533- 1611. • Pavo Real, 9301 Alameda, 858-1929 • Roberts School, 341 Thorn, 581-5182 • Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem, 821-8909. Afternoon camps (1 to 5 p.m.): • Armijo Recreation Center, 700 E. Seventh, 544-5436 • Chihuahuita Recreation Center, 417 Charles, 533-6909 • Leona Ford Washington Center, 3400 Missouri, 562-7071 • Multipurpose, 9031 Viscount, 598-1155 • Nolan Richardson Recreation Center, 4435 Maxwell, 755-7566 • Rae Gilmore Recreation Center, 8501 Diana, 751-4945 • San Juan Recreation Center, 701 N. Glenwood, 779-2799 • Seville Recreation Center, 6700 Sambrano, 778-6722. Summer fun guide Cont’d from Page 27 Please see Page 29 Holocaust Museum summer camp — El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, 715 N. Oregon, will host its 5th annual sum- mer program “Through Their Eyes: Arts in the Holocaust” 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 17-21, for ages 8 to 12. Cost: $50 for first child enrolled; $40 for each additional child in the same family; $35 museum members (includes supplies, camp t-shirt, daily snacks and pizza party). Space is limited. Information: Jamie Williams at 351-0048, ext. 28 or [email protected] Web: elpasoholocaustmuseum.org. Participants learn the history of the Holocaust through the eyes of witnesses who were their age through hands-on activities in mediums of art, writing, music and more. They will also be able to meet a Holocaust survivor and hear his remarkable story of escape and survival as a child during the Holocaust. Montessori Summer Camp — Mountain West Montessori, 403 Frontera, will host camps on weekdays June 17-Aug. 2, for tod- dlers through age 8. Programs will be offered in Spanish and English Immersion environments. Camps offered full day, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or half day, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Half-day cost is $130 (one week) and $245 (two weeks), and full-day cost is $150 (one week) and $280 (two weeks); before and after care available for additional charge. Additional family processing fee of $30 required. Field trip $20 fee. Information: 584-5728 or mwmontessori.com. Elementary Spanish Immersion for grades 1-6 offered June 17-July 12. English Reading and Writing offered July 15-Aug. 2. Children’s House classes offered for age 3-6, including Spanish Immersion classes and Transition Programs. “Infant Community” programs offered for ages 18 months to 3-years; must sign up for at least four weeks. Sunrise yoga classes for age 5 and older are 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. Cost: $15 per week. Nutrition cooking classes for age 5 and older are 2:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $25 per week. Dreams Summer Camp — LAT Studio works in collaboration with El Paso Parks and Recreation to offer summer camps for boys and girls age 4-17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 18-28, at the Multipurpose Center, 9031 Viscount. Space is limited. Call for cost. Register at LAT Studio, 11500 Pellicano or online at dreamscamp.com. Information: 590-7000 or latstudio.com. The camp includes various workshops consist- ing of dance, modeling and acting, with guest speakers in the various fields. Showcase per- formance is Saturday, June 29. Camp Lydia Mann — The El Paso Diabetes Association, 1220 Montana, will host the chil- dren’s day camp 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24-28. The camp benefits children with diabetes or pre-diabetes ages 5 to 12 from the El Paso/Juarez area. The camp offers educational and recreational activities and a chance to meet and bond with new friends. Call for cost and deadline. Information/registration: Carmen Enriquez, 532-6280, ext. 32, [email protected] betes.org or epdiabetes.org. Trinity-First summer camps — Trinity- First United Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa (at Yandell), will host its summer camps for children who have entering grades 1 through 6. Camps run 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday June 24-Aug. 2. Camps also feature arts and crafts, rest and reading time, movies, active gym time and more. Campers should bring their own sack lunch. Registration dead- line is June 15 for all camps. Cost: $20 per camp (t-shirt provided with first camp). After- care available noon to 5:30 p.m. for $3.50 an hour (or portion of an hour). Information/regis- tration: 533-2674 or trinity-first.org. • June 24-July 2: Sports Camp (grades 1-9). • July 1-5: Arts Camp (no camp July 4) • July 15-19: Cooking Camp • July 22-26: Desert Camp • July 26-Aug 2: Performing Arts Camp. Ibero Academy Summer Camps — The academy, based in the Upper Valley, hosts camps for youth age 12 and younger. Tuition starts at $600 for 8 weeks; $450 four weeks; $90 one week, plus $30 registration fee per family, and includes all meals, materials, sup- plies, picture and t-shirt. Extended day care available for additional cost. Information/sched- ule: 585-0840 or iberoacademy.com. YMCA Summer Program- El Paso YMCA branches offer summer program June through August for ages 6-12. Camps run Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration during regular office hours. Financial assistance available. Information/costs: 584-9622, ext. 21 or elpasoymca.org. • Fred and Maria Loya Branch, 2044 Trawood. 591-3321. • Westside Family Branch, 7145 N. Mesa. 584- 9622. • Bowling (Northeast) Family Branch, 5509 Will Ruth. 755-5685. • W.C Snow Rec Center, 6400 Crawford (Santa Teresa). (575) 589-4496. YWCA Summer Camps — YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region camps are Monday through Friday through the summer months for girls and boys ages 5 to 12. Cost: $100 per week ($135 Mary Ann Dodson). Enrollment forms available online at ywcaelpaso.org. • Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane, 584-4007. • Shirley Leavell Branch, 10712 Sam Snead, 593-1289. • Myrna Deckert Branch, 9135 Stahala, 757- 0306. • Dorothy Woodley Hunt Branch, 115 N. Davis, 859-0276. Latinitas Multimedia Arts Summer Camps — Latinitas Magazine hosts the sum- mer camps for ages 9-14 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, July 8-Aug. 1, at Latinitas Headquarters, 1359 Lomaland, #502. Girls will produce original multimedia arts proj- ects and master techniques in photography, design, art, creative writing, acting, fashion, radio production and filmmaking. Cost: $75. Limited amount of scholarships available. Information/registration: 219-8554, latinitasel- [email protected] or laslatinitas.com/elpaso. • July 8-11: Fashion Star Camp • July 15-18: Cinema Chica Hollywood Camp • July 22-25: Media Arts Camp • July 29-Aug. 1: Body & Soul: Spa & Wellness Camp. Camp Possibility — Community Solutions is taking donations for its summer Connections KIDS camp that encourages youth served through the program to learn healthy problem solving, leadership development, creativity, vol- unteerism and more. Information/donations: Community Solutions at 2200 N. Yarbrough or soluctionsforelpaso.org. El Paso Scene Page 29 June 2013 Please see Page 30 Summer fun guide Cont’d from Page 28 MYAC Summer Camps — Milam Youth Activity Center, 10960 Haan Road, East Fort Bliss hosts day camps just for military youth ages 11-18 (grades 6-12) 8 a.m. to noon week- days. Fees are based on total family income. Advance registration is required. Information: 744-2449 or blissmwr.com. Art/crafts Las Cruces Museum Summer Art Classes — Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main, hosts its one-week sessions Tuesdays through Saturdays June 4-Aug. 6. Space is lim- ited; early registration encouraged. Information/cost: (575) 541-2137; on-line regis- tration at las-cruces.org/museums. Cre-Arte Art Summer Camp — Artist Teresa Fernandez offers bilingual drawing and painting classes for children ages 4-10, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10-July 19 at Cre-Arte Art Academy & Studio 300 N. Resler, Suite A. Different projects offered each week. Cost: $100 per week (materials included). Information: 613-7817 or ArtAcademyByTeresaFernandez.com. • June 10-14: Sculpture using air-dry clay, acrylic on canvas “Pet Portraits.” • June 17-21: Papier-mâché sculpture flower vase and acrylic on canvas paintings of “The Ocean” • June 24-28: Sculpture using air-dry Clay and acrylic on canvas paintings inspired by Van Gogh’s ”Starry Night.” • July 1-5: Mask Making and acrylic on canvas paintings inspired by Picasso’s art • July 8-12: Jewelry making and decoupage art and acrylic on canvas paintings inspired by Monet’s “Water lilies.” • July 15-19: Papier-mâché sculpture, piñata making and t-shirt tie dyeing. El Paso Museum of Art Summer Art Camps — The museum’s Summer classes for children run June 11- Aug. 11 at the museum at One Arts Festival Plaza. Most camps are Tuesdays through Friday. Morning classes are 9:30 a.m. to noon; afternoon classes are 1 to 3:30 p.m. Information: 532-1707 or [email protected] Online registration at elpasoartmuseum.org/classes. Youth Art Camps are $75 ($60 museum members), unless otherwise listed. Includes art supplies. • Crayon Art, (age 6-8), mornings, June 11-14 • “Chalk it Up” pastels (ages 6-8), afternoons, June 11-14. • Color Camp is afternoons June 11-14 for age 9-12, and July 9-12 for age 6-8. • “Itsy Bitsy Pieces” mosaic are mornings June 11-14 for age 9-12 and afternoons July 23-26 for age 6-8. • “Art Served Medium Rare” mixed media (ages 9-12), mornings, June 18-21. • “From Lines to Figures” drawings (ages 6-8), mornings, June 18-21. • Create Your Own Brand (ages 9-12), after- noons, June 18-21. • Trash to Treasure (ages 6-8), afternoons, June 18-21. • Studio Time is mornings and afternoons June 18-21 for ages 9-12 and mornings July 9-12 for age 6-8. • “Picasso Dogs” portraits are mornings for age 9-12 and afternoons for age 6-8, July 9-12. • Wacky Wax Art is afternoons July 16-19 for age 9-12. Cost: $86 ($70 members). • PopArt Printmaking is afternoons July 23-26 for age 9-12. • Drawing, Cartooning and Comic Book Making is mornings July 23-Aug. 1, for age 9- 12. Cost: $150 ($120 members). • Cartoon Mania, (age 6-8), afternoons, July 30-Aug. 2. • Print and Reprint, mornings for age 6-8 and afternoons for age 9-12, July 30-Aug. 2. “Museum Looks and Picture Books” Family Classes are 2 to 3 p.m. every other Thursday (June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22) and for preschoolers (age 3-5) and their parents/caregivers. Cost: $24 ($20 member) for one adult and child; $6 second child ($5 members). Creative Kids’ summer classes — Creative Kids offers a variety of summer art classes at the Olo Gallery, 504 San Francisco Street in Union Plaza. Pre-registration required, space is limited. Information: 533-9575 or cre- ativekidsart.org. Dance Ballet Summer Intensive Workshop — El Paso Conservatory of Dance, 1060 Doniphan Park Circle, Suite H, hosts its summer dance workshop for students age 9 and older Monday through Friday, June 10-21, led by dis- tinguished guest instructors. Students must have two years experience. The workshop cov- ers ballet technique, pointe, character, varia- tions and jazz/contemporary. Registration dead- line is June 3. Registration, cost information: Marta Katz, 760-6062. This year’s instructors are James Kelly of the National Dance Company of Mexico City; Traci Gilchrest of North Carolina Dance Theatre; and Daymel Sanchez, former principal dancer, Miami City Ballet. Dancer’s Studio Summer Camp — Dance camps for all levels of dancers age 4 and older run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17-Aug. 9, at Dancer’s Studio of El Paso, 5380 N. Mesa Ste. 111 (at Festival). Camps offer jazz, aerial dance, hip hop, tumbling, jazz funk, fitness games and performances. Information: 222-6634 or dancersep.com. Summer Dance Camp — El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy, 7220 N. Mesa, hosts its summer camps run June 18-July 11 for youth and teens. Camps are 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages 5-10 and Mondays and Wednesdays for ages 12-16. Information: 585-0090 or danceelpaso.com. Summer Dance Camp — Elena Baker’s Dance Studio, 1815 Trawood, Suite B-2, will host a summer dance camp for children, with Russian ballet, hip hop, ballet folklorico and jazz. Information: 740-1392. Cougar Cheer Camp — Franklin High School Cheerleading Squad hosts its summer cheer camp for grades K through 12 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 8-11, Franklin High School Gym, Cost: $65 ($50 per person for groups of 7 or more); includes cheers, chants, dance and t-shirt. Information: Rita, 490-4658. Music La Guitarra Summer Camps — La Guitarra Studio, 6503 N. Mesa, hosts summer music classes in music and voice June 10-28. Each five-day camp runs Monday through Friday. All instruments provided during camp. Information: 842-8808 or marioslaguitarra.com. • Broadway Musical: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10- 14 for ages 7 and up. Students learn to sing, dance and act using the best scenes of Broadway. They also will work on costumes and makeup. Daily rehearsals conclude with a performance. Tuition: $400. • Let’s Start a Rock Band Camp for beginners ages 8 and up, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (guitar, electric bass and vocals) and 12:30 to 3 p.m. (Beginner Drums and Keyboards) June 17-21. Students learn rock chords, rhythms, grooves, and scales in order to play rock music. This is also a prerequisite for beginners who want to join the performance camp. Tuition: $250. • Performance Camp intensive rock and roll workshop is 9 to 11:30 a.m. (guitar, electric bass and vocals) and 12:30 to 3 p.m. (beginner drums and keyboards) June 24-28. Students will master their basics, develop musicianship and stage presence. They will start a rock band with other young musicians. Daily rehearsals lead to a rock performance at a special venue with a stage and lighting. Tuition: $250. Southwest Student String Institute — The summer string camp is 8 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10-14, at Da Vinci School for Science & the Arts, 785 Southwestern. The camp is open to all string students age 5-18. Cost: $225 ($200 Burnhamwood School District Students). Information/registration: 584-9499 or burnhamwood.org. El Paso Scene Page 30 June 2013 Summer fun guide Cont’d from Page 29 Please see Page 32 El Paso Scene Page 31 June 2013 (915) 541-4331 SUMMERSPECIALEVENTS! 7:30 p.m. Sundays FREE! Information:544-0753 Performers to be announced June 2 - Eastwood Park, 3001 Parkwood June 16 - Westside Community Park, 7400 High Ridge June 23 - Shawver Park, 8100 Independence JuIy 7 - Veterans Park, 5301 Salem JuIy 28 - Blackie Chesher Park, 1100 N Zaragoza Aug. 4 - Grandview Park, 3200 Jefferson Aug. 18 - Armijo Park, 710 E. 7th Aug. 25 - Salvador Rivas Park, 12515 Tierra Norte MELODIES AT THE PARK DAYCAREAVAILABLEATGALATZAN & VETERANS REC. CTRS. Youth Sports Register onIine 24 hours a day at www.eIpasotexas.gov/parks SPORTSCENTERS Nations Tobin Sports Center 8831 Railroad, 757-2743 ChaIio Acosta Sports Center 4321 Delta, 534-0254 FAMILY CAMP OUT ADVENTURE GRILLIN' AND CHILLIN' JuIy 19-20 Memorial Park Reserve Area Also Aug. 9-10 at Galatzan Park (Westside) Information: 240-3310 NATIONAL PARKS & RECREATION MONTH (JULY) JuIy 26 - Memorial Park Reserve Area, 6 p.m. Qamma: Faa alr| A¡aar l es [ 0!L| L44· ?LLß Recreation Swimming Water Aerobics CIasses Lap Swimming Swim Team Learn To Swim CIasses PooI RentaIs OUTDOOR POOLS LioneI Forti 1225 Giles ~ 595-2756 Nations-Tobin 8831 Railroad ~ 759-8434 Grandview 3100 Jefferson ~ 566-5586 Pavo ReaI 110 Presa ~ 858-6315 INDOOR HEATED POOLS Armijo 911 S. Ochoa ~ 543-9598 DeIta 4451 Delta ~ 542-0087 Hawkins 1500 Hawkins ~ 594-8031 Leo CanceIIare 650 Wallenberg ~ 584-9848 Marty Robbins 11600 Vista Del Sol ~ 855-7456 MemoriaI 3251 Copper ~ 565-4683 Pat O'Rourke 901 N. Virginia~ 533-8313 Therapeutic & InstructionaI 9031 Viscount ~ 598-1163 Veterans 5301 Salem ~ 821-0142 WiIIiam W. Cowan 8100 Independence ~ 860-2349 GeneraI Admission Youth &Seniors (60+):$1 AduIts: $2 PooI Parties Rentals start at $50/hr Cl aa Pae Qamma: Camj [ 0!L| L44· 07L? June 17-Aug. 9 ~ Ages 6-12 Mondays through Fridays Sports, arts and crafts, field trips, table games. $40 per week, per child Scholarships Available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (AM) 1-5 p.m. (PM) Information/registration at recreation centers; call for details Armijo Rec. Center (PM) 700 E. 7th, 544-5436 Ascarate SchooI (AM) 7090 Alameda, 594-8934 CaroIina Rec. Center (AM) 563 N. Carolina, 594-8934 Chihuahuita Rec. Center (PM) 417 Charles, 533-6909 CoIdweII EIementary (AM) 4101 Altura, 544-0753 Don Haskins Center (AM) 7400 High Ridge, 587-1623 GaIatzan Rec. Center (AM) 650 Wallenberg, 581-5182 Gary DeI PaIacio Center (AM) 3001 Parkwood, 629-7312 Leona F. Washington Ctr. (PM) 3400 Missouri, 562-7071 Marty Robbins Rec. Ctr. (AM) 11620 Vista del Sol, 855-4147 MemoriaI Park Garden Ctr. (AM) 3105 Grant, 562-7071 MuItipurpose Rec. Ctr. (PM) 9031 Viscount, 598-1155 NoIan Richardson Ctr. (PM) 4435 Maxwell, 755-7566 Pat O'Rourke Center (AM) 901 N. Virginia, 533-1611 Pavo ReaI Rec. Center (AM) 9301 Alameda, 858-1929 Rae GiImore Rec. Center (PM) 8501 Diana, 751-4945 Roberts EIementary (AM) 341 Thorn, 587-1623 San Juan Rec. Center (PM) 701 N. Glenwood, 779-2799 SeviIIe Rec. Center (PM) 6700 Sambrano 778-6722 Veterans Rec. Center (AM) 5301 Salem, 821-8909 Ages 12-17. Register now at any Recreation Center Midnight BasketbaII June 14-Aug. 16 Learn to Swim with Gus & GoIdie! $38 per session (8 lessons) per child Call local pool for schedule and registration information. Recreation CIasses for Every Age &Interest! Pavo ReaI Recreation Center, 9301 AIameda Ave. "Bragging Rights Car Show¨ 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. · $25 entry fee · Free for spectators Beach Day 4-on-4 Co-ed VoIIeybaII ChaIIenge Grass, Mud &Water Volleyball · 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $12 per person to participate Information:544-0753 SoftbaII ~ Soccer ~ BasebaII ~ BasketbaII ~ VoIIeybaII CaII (915) 351-1320 for information Tournament information onIine @ eIpasotexas.gov/parks Saturday, June 1 Summer Jazz and Percussion camp — El Paso Conservatory of Music hosts the camps taught by celebrated local jazz artists 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday, at its Downtown location, 801 N. Mesa. Cost: $200. Information: 833-0263 or elpasoconservatory.org. Drums and Percussion camp is June 10-15, with jazz drummer Ricky Malichi. Jazz Camp is July 22-27 hosted by jazz saxo- phonist Mack Goldsbury (all instruments wel- come). A performance by students is 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28. Summer Orchestra Camp — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra’s 4th annual sum- mer camp for ages 8-22 are afternoons Monday through Friday, July 22-26, at Jefferson High School, 4700 Alameda, open to any young musician with at least one year of experience on an orchestral instrument. Students receive both large and small group instruction from EPSYOs staff members. Activities such as games, movies, and recitals planned each day. Cost: $85 by July 1; $100 after. Information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org. Nature Summer Nature Camp — Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, hosts four dif- ferent summer camps for youth 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays, June 3-28. Information: (575) 522-3120 or las- cruces.org/museums. • June 3-7: Marine Biology (ages 10-12). Cost: $150. • June 10-14: Catch the (Sound) Wave (ages 7-9). Cost: $125. • June 17-21: Nature Art (ages 5-6). Cost: $100. • June 24-28: Summer Science Mash-Up (ages 7-9). Cost: $125. Trailblazers Outdoor Camps — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts its summer Trailblazers camps introducing “Wise Kids Outdoors” June 10-July 3, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial and Keystone Heritage and Botanical Garden, 4222 Doniphan, for ages 8-17. Camps introduce “Wise Kids Outdoors” that teaches the energy balance concept while encouraging children to explore the Outdoors and under- stand the way nature and the earth live in bal- ance. Activities include short hikes, bird and bug identification, lessons on native desert plants and wildlife habitats. Sessions are 9 to 11a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 10-July 3 at the Chamizal, and Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-July 2 at Keystone. Registration goes through June 7 and is open to first 25 kids registering for each location. Information: 544-0753. Register in person at the Trailblazers Program at 911 S. Ochoa or online at elpasotexas.gov/parks. Reading/Language Camp Sparkle writing camps — The five-day summer writing camps are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 9-12 and 1 to 5 p.m. for ages 13-14 Mondays through Fridays, June 3- 28, with instruction by an experienced English teacher with M.Ed. in Psychology and Guidance. The camp thematically blends the border area culture, history, fine arts, and cre- ative writing and transforms ordinary writing into extraordinary writing styles by using dynamic, effective techniques while focusing on punctuation, capitalization, correct grammar, and varied sentence and paragraph structuring. Cost: $100 for 20 hours of instruction; space is limited. Information/reservations: 422-8793 or 532-6880. Summer Reading Club — The El Paso Public Library’s free Summer Reading Club for children, teens and adults runs during the sum- mer months at all public library facilities. Registration begins June 8. Registration forms available at any public library or online at elpa- solibrary.org. Information: Laurel Indalecio, 543-5470 or elpasolibrary.org “Kids Zone”. Participating youth are encouraged to read a selected number of books or hours depending on their reading level. At the end of the sum- mer, each reader who meets or exceeds these goals will receive a certificate of completion. Some branches offer other reading incentives such as prizes, goodie bags and toys for those completing the program. New this year is the adult program. Adults who complete the programs will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle eBook reader and an iPad mini along with a free tote bag while supplies last. Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program— Kids can earn a free book in the Summer reading program, “Imagination’s Destination,” through Sept. 3, at area Barnes & Nobles. Kids entering grades 1-6 can pick up a reading form to log their progress. Those who read eight books during the summer months can receive a free book from a pre- selected list. Books read during the summer do not need to be purchased from Barnes & Noble, but forms must be completed to earn free book; limit one per participating child. Free reading club forms may be picked up at Barnes & Noble during the summer months: • West Side: 705 Sunland Park. Information: 581-5353. • East Side: 9521 Viscount. Information: 590- 1932. • Las Cruces: 700 S. Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575) 522-4499. Forms available in both English and Spanish on-line at barnesandnoble.com/summerreading. Library Kids Summer programs — The El Paso Public Library will host a series of pro- grams for kids at all library branches in June and July. Information: 351-4435. For complete schedule, visit the Kids Zone at elpasolibrary.org. Sports NJTL Tennis Camp — National Junior Tennis League hosts summer camps for begin- ner, intermediate and advanced tennis players age 6 to 18 8 to 11 a.m. June 3-28, at schools throughout the city. Registration is ongoing every Monday; fee includes free t-shirt. Call for cost. Information/locations: Robert Tapia, 820- 6227 or [email protected] Doug Martin Football Camp — The NMSU football head coach will lead the camp for high school players Saturday, June 8, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, with combine testing, individual instruction, 7 on 7 play and offensive line and defensive line camp. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $90 per camper ($45 per camper if part of team of ten or more). Information: (312) 909-7246 or nmstatesports.com. Page 32 June 2013 Please see Page 33 El Paso Scene Summer fun guide Cont’d from Page 30 June 2013 Page 33 Flag Football Skills Camp — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts a summer Flag Football Skills Camp for youth ages 6 to 12 at the Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem. Registration runs through June 8, and camp runs June 10-July 31. Cost: $40; youth scholarship available. Information: 821- 8909. CYS Youth Sports Summer — Team Bliss Youth Sports offers youth registered with Child, Youth and School Services, sports and fit- ness summer camps designed to give young athletes the opportunity to improve their skills and have fun. Camps last five days (Monday through Friday) and include lunch and t-shirt. All camps co-ed. Cost is $40, unless otherwise listed. Information/registration: 568-4374 or 568-2617. • Soccer camp for ages 8-15 is 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 10-14. • Basketball camp for ages 10-15 is 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 17-21. • Football Under the Lights for ages 8-15 is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 24-28. • Volleyball camp for children ages 10-16 is 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 24-28. • Start Smart Development Program camp for children ages 3-5 is 9 to 11 a.m. July 8-12. Costs $20. • Baseball camp for ages 8-15 is 8 to 11:30 a.m. July 15-19. Junior Golf Camps — New Mexico State University hosts weekly four-day summer golf instructions for youth 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, June 10-Aug. 1, at the NMSU Golf Course, 3000 Herb Wimberly in Las Cruces, lead by Jason White, PGA Head Golf Professional with the assistance of NMSU PGA Golf Management Students. Instruction is age and ability specific and covers all facets of the game, rules and etiquette. Space is limited per session. Cost: $60 per ses- sion; includes instruction, range balls and prizes. Information: (575) 646-3219, (575) 646-4867 or [email protected] Web: NMSUgolf.com. Tennis West Tennis Camps — Tennis West Sports and Racquet Club, hosts its sum- mer camps for youth of all ages and skill levels Tuesdays through Fridays, June 11-Aug. 16. Times are 10 to 11:30 a.m. for beginners, 11:30 to 1 p.m. for intermediate level and 2 to 4 p.m. advanced. Participants instructed in games, drills, simulated point play and strategy from skilled teaching pros. Cost per two-week session: $78 beginner and intermediate; $98 advanced. Information: 581-5471 or tennis-west.com. Tiny Tot camp for ages 3-5 is 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, June 12-Aug. 16. Participants enjoy drills, skill techniques and professional tennis instruction. Cost: $40 ($35 members) for two-week session. UTEP Sports Camps — UTEP offers the following summer sports camps. All camp prices subject to increase after pre-registration dates, call for information. Team and returning camper discounts available for some camps. Information/registration: 747-5142 or ppp.utep.edu. Volleyball: • Li’l Miners Camps for ages 8-14 are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 11- 13, and July 15-17 at Memorial Gym. Cost: $160 early; $175 late. • Volleyball Elite Camps for ages 15-18 are Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20 at Memorial Gym. Times are noon to 4 p.m. for skills and 6 to 9 p.m. for play. Cost by July 11 is $160 ($110 for skills only; $80 for play); cost after is $175 ($125 for skills only; $95 for play). Football: • One Day Skills Camp for high school juniors and seniors is 4:30 to 8:50 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Cost: $30. Miners Soccer Academy: • Soccer and Splash Camp for boys and girls ages 5-14 is 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 17-21, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Cost: $100 by June 10; $115 after. • Advanced Camp for boys and girls ages 7-18 is 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 17- 21, at University Soccer Field. Cost: $100 by June 10; $115 after. • Full-Day camps for boys and girls ages 5 to 18 are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 8-11, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Cost: $180 by July 1; $195 after. • Half-day camps for ages boys and girls age 5- 18 are 8:30 a.m. to noon (outdoors at Sun Bowl Stadium) or 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 8-11 (indoors at Memorial Gym). Cost: $100 by July 1; $115 after. Cheer/Dance: • Golddigger Dance Damp for age 5-10 is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 27-29, at Memorial Gym. Cost: $75. • Cheer Camp for Squads of 3 or more is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 9- 12, at the Don Haskins Center, ages 5 and older. Cost: $85 by July 2; $100 after. Basketball: • UTEP Men’s Father and Son Basketball School for (age 7-17) and their father or guardian is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Cost: $100 for father and son ($30 each addi- tional child). • UTEP Men’s Basketball School for boys and girls ages 7-17 is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 17-20. Cost: $200 (team discount offered). • Mini Miners’ Camp for boys and girls grades K-6 is 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday, June 24-26, Don Haskins Center. Cost: $85 by June 17; $100 after. • UTEP Women’s Teen camp for boys and girls grades 7-12 is 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 24-26, Don Haskins Center. Cost: $85 by June 17; $100 after. Parks and Recreation ‘Learn to Swim’ — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department offers “Learn to Swim” sessions at all city aquatic facilities. Two-week sessions are usually offered Mondays through Thursdays during the summer months. Registration starts one week before classes beginning at 6 a.m. Fee: $38 ($48 non residents). Information: 544- 3556. Registration available at any City Pool or online at elpasotexas.gov/parks. Lessons available for infants and toddlers, basic and advanced preschool (4-5 years), levels 1 and 2 for age and the more advanced level 3 (6-13). Skill level and times subject to change based on enrollment. Adult swim lessons also offered for ages 13 and older. Black Range Horsemanship Camp — The camp is July 7-20 in Winston, N.M., in the Cuchillo Mountains. The camp, led by Greg Evans and now in its 20th year, is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 16 of all riding levels. Campers may also bring their own horses if desired. Cost: $900, deposit required. Half ses- sions are July 7-13 or July 14-20. Cost: $500. Information: (575) 743-1602 or zianet.com/4jranch. El Paso Scene Please see Page 34 Summer fun guide Cont’d from Page 32 Theater UTEP Summer Theatre and Dance camps — The UTEP Department of Theatre, Dance and Film will host its 2012 summer camps June 10-28. Tuition: $225 per camp; late fee after June 1 is $25. Information: Adriana Dominguez, 747-6213 or theatre.utep.edu. • Summer Acting Camp is 9 a.m. to noon for ages 7 to 12, and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18, Mondays through Fridays. Technical Theatre Camp is 9 a.m. to noon (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. final week of camp) for ages 13-18. All theatre camps end with a live performance for family and friends. • Summer Dance Camps are 9 a.m. to noon for ages 13-18, and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 7-12. The camps emphasize the dance and the rehearsal process. Camps end with a live per- formance for family and friends. Kids-N-Co. Summer Camps — The 2012 theater summer camps are offered at Kids-N-Co. Education and Performance Center, 1301 Texas. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Production Camp stu- dents who will miss three or more classes (2 or more for Kinder camp) should not enroll. Information: 351-1455 (afternoons) or kid- snco.com. Production Camp offers four-week sessions for ages 8-15 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (plus final weekend performanc- es) June 10-July 7 and July 15-Aug. 11. Instructor is Cody Ritchey, theater teacher at Loretto Academy and a teacher from TADA Theater in New York. Cost: $275/per session. Kinder Camp two-week sessions for ages 5-7 are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 15-26 and July 29-Aug. 9. Each session ends with a short play the final Friday of camp. Cost: $125 per session. Musical Production Camp for ages 8-15 is June 17-July 14, taught by Vanessa Colón. Public performances presented the final week- end of camp. Cost: $275. ‘The Tortoise Versus The Hare’ — Missoula Children’s Theatre will host public performances of its adaptation of the classic fable at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19-20 at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Ticket informa- tion: (575) 523-6403, [email protected] or riograndetheatre.com. About 60 children in grades 1-12 will be cast as actors or as assistant directors or technicians as part of a week-long theatre experience. Auditions are planned for 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, with rehearsals scheduled July 15-20. Tuition due upon casting; call for details. Also UTEP P3 Kidz On Campus — UTEP’s Professional and Public Programs (P3) offers half- and full-day camps and classes for children entering kinder through 12th grades June 3- Aug. 2. Classes offered in arts, science, history, language, physical fitness, technology and more. Extended day option available. Course fees vary. Register in person at the P3 office at 102 Kelly Hall on the UTEP Campus. Information/registration: 747-5142 or ppp.utep.edu for full schedule. Magoffin Children’s Programs — Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin, hosts programs for youth 9 a.m. to noon selected Wednesdays in June and July. Class sizes are limited; reservations must be made at least one week before the class. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com. • June 5: Building With Dirt (ages 6-10). $10. • June 12: Photographs from the Past (ages 8- 12). $15. • June 26: It’s Tea Time! (ages 6-10). $15. • July 10: Games & Crafts from the Past (ages 6-10). $15. • July 17: Communicating with Sign Language (ages 5-12). $10. • July 24: Volunteer Training for Young Adults (ages 14-18). Free. Mind Body Studio — 631 N. Resler Ste 201B (at Belvidere). Information: 585-6362 or mindbodystudio.com. Kids Yoga/Pilates Summer Camp sessions for ages 4-12 are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 17-12, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12 and July 15-19. Students learn a different aspect of yoga each day. Sacramento Summer Camps — Sacramento Methodist Assembly, 30 miles southeast of Cloudcroft, N.M., offers camps for children and teens. Information: 1-800-667- 3414 or sacramentoassembly.org. • June 7-9: Grades 2-5 • June 17-21: Grades 7-12 • July 7-12: Music Camp (grades 7-12) and Elementary Camp (grades 4-6) • Aug. 5-9: Camp Sunshine (mentally chal- lenged ages 16 and older). Celebrating Community — Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest celebrate what it means to be citizen of the United States with an week-long event for girls 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10-14, at Camp Pioneer, 3400 Girl Scout Road in Sunland Park, N.M. Cost: $35 (includes membership fee for new Girl Scouts). Information: 566-9433 or gsdsw.org. Engineering Camp — UTEP College of Engineering will host its week-long Excellence in Technology, Engineering, and Science (ExciTES) Summer Institute for students in zzzgrades 6-10 June 10-July 17 (excluding week of July 4) on the UTEP campus. The insti- tute is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: $85 per session; $200 for 8-day session July 8-17. Information: 747-8822 or engineering.utep.edu/plaza/excites. Robotics Session are 1 to 4 p.m. June 10-14; July 1-3 and July 5; and July 29-Aug. 2. Registration through UTEP P3: 747-5142. Children’s College — El Paso Community College presents its summer classes and camps children and teens at the various EPCC cam- puses. Registration available at any EPCC cam- pus. Classes begin June 15. Tuition varies, depending on class. Children’s classes have age requirements. Information: 831-2089 or epcc.edu/ce. Safety Town — The 49th annual Safety Town program for children about to start school has free weekly sessions, 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays in June and July at Bassett Place. Registration available at the Bassett Place Customer Service Center. Class limited to 22 students. Information: 772-7479. The program is open to children aged 5 and 6 who are about to start school. The one-week class, sponsored by Bassett Place with the El Paso Police Department, teaches kids about traffic, fire, stray animals, strangers, drugs and other safety issues. Graduation ceremony at 11 a.m. each Friday of program. El Paso Scene Page 34 June 2013 Summer fun guide Cont’d from Page 33 A trip back in time is just a short drive away for El Pasoans looking for Wild West adventures, thanks to area his- toric sites, museums and other attractions featuring the era of 19th century sheriffs and outlaws, cowboys, ranchers, Native American tribes and soldiers. Even a “staycation” here in the Sun City offers plenty of Old West places to visit, from the El Paso Museum of History to the Mission Trail. Kids can immerse them- selves in old time activities at summer camps with western themes. Family day trips or weekend outings to Southern New Mexico or West Texas add a variety of ghost towns, historic museums, old mili- tary forts and more to the menu. Saddle up for a Wild West road trip One of these closest sites focusing exclu- sively on the cowboy life is the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces. Museum Communications Manager Craig Massey said the “Wild West” is always very popular and the museum offers expe- riences that help bring this to life. “The ranching-type activities are the most popular among our visitors,” Massey said. “The most popular part of the museum is our livestock. We have horses, burros, goats, sheep, milk cows and six different breeds of beef cattle.” Families can see these animals via an eight-seat cart manned by museum guides. Pony rides for kids are very popular and offered at 10:30 a.m. and noon Saturdays for a nominal fee. Special events celebrating the farm and ranch world include the annual Cowboy Days in March with western demonstra- tions, re-enactments, musical entertainment and western art and writers and rodeo demonstrations. “In our enormous Horse and Cattle Barn, we also have an exhibit on display about saddle making,” he said. “It’s called ‘Slim Green: Master Saddle Maker.’” Southern New Mexico’s Old West destina- tions include many towns that still keep much of their Old West heritage intact. One of the quickest Southern New Mexico “Old West” visits is historic Old Mesilla, which bills itself as the best known and most visited historical commu- nity in Southern New Mexico, dating back to 1848. In addition to being the site of the pre-Lincoln County War trial of Billy the Kid, the community is also known for its involvement in the Gadsden Purchase, Civil War and Butterfield Trail, as well as being a social center in the thick of the cowboy era. Many of the storefronts in the Old Mesilla Plaza, from the historic La Posta and Double Eagle restaurants to the Billy the Kid Gift Shop, still maintain the look of the plaza from the late 1800s. Guests can visit the J. Paul Taylor Visitor Center inside the Town Hall to learn more. Lincoln, N.M., about 30 miles outside of Ruidoso, is the site of one of the Wild West’s most notorious battles, the Lincoln County Wars of 1878 and the wars’ most notable participant, Billy the Kid. The town’s history is celebrated the first week- end in August with Old Lincoln Days, including cavalry and gunfight reenactors, a Mountain Man Camp, vendors, an old west parade and the “Last Escape of Billy the Kid” folk pageant. Lincoln is also the destination of the Billy the Kid Trail Ride in late May that covers the same route Billy the Kid used to move between Lincoln and Fort Sumner after his infa- mous escape from the Lincoln County Jail. The Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs is a Smithsonian- affiliated museum celebrating western art and culture and the cowboy lifestyle, with fine art and western artifacts exhibits, interactive areas for youth, regularly scheduled historic film viewing and Chautauqua presentations. The museum also sponsors its biggest event, the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, each October at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track, where cowboy poets, musicians, craftsmen and chuckwagon cooks meet for concerts, rodeos, story- telling, demonstrations, swing dances and the “World’s Richest Chuckwagon Cook- off.” Other area museums highlighting the area’s western, ranching or farming her- itage are the Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum in Cloudcroft, the Geronimo Springs Museum in Truth or Consequences, the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and the Silver City Museum. In addition to New Mexico’s destinations, West Texas road trips to the Big Bend region of Alpine, Marfa and Fort Davis keep the Old West alive with historic forts, sites and guest ranches. Each community has a historic hotel still hosting guests. These include Fort Davis’s historic Hotel Limpia, Marfa’s El Paisano Hotel (which housed many cast and crew from the Western classic “Giant”) and Alpine’s “main drag” stop, the Holland Hotel. Marathon’s historic Gage Hotel also offers a posh cowboy getaway. Other West Texas attractions include Sul Ross State University’s Museum of the Big Bend with a “Conquistador to Cowboy” exhibit on the settlement of the Big Bend in Alpine and Fort Davis’s Overland Museum and Fort Davis National Historic Site, considered by True West Magazine to be the “Best Preserved Fort in the West.” Many of the area’s cowboy-centric events are featured in the fall (including Alpine’s Big Bend Ranch Rodeo), although Fort Davis’ annu- al Mountain Man Rendezvous is now a spring event in which guests get a taste of El Paso Scene Page 35 June 2013 Please see Page 36 El Paso and the surrounding region offer a gold mine of places and events to learn about life in the 19th century Story by Lisa Kay Tate Below: Soldiers reenact the past at Old Lincoln Days (photo courtesy of Lincoln County Heritage Trust) Top Right: Los Pistoleros reenact the time Billy The Kid broke into the San Elizario Jail (photo courtesy San Elizario Historic District) Lower Right: Charras ride at International Day of the Cowboy last summer at the El Paso Museum of History (photo courtesy of History Museum) Page 36 June 2013 El Paso Scene rugged mountain living and witness activi- ties from black powder shooting to toma- hawk throwing. Sul Ross also comes to life with cowboy poets, performers and artists during the annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in February. A smaller cowboy poetry event, the Bootheel Cowboy Poetry Fiesta, takes place in February in Lordsburg, N.M. benefiting the Lordsburg- Hidalgo County Museum. A trip further south to Big Bend State Park includes several cowboy surprises including historic sites in Terlingua and Study Butte (home of the World Champion Chili Cook-offs in the fall), historic Fort Leaton in Presidio, the ghost town ruins of Shafter, Big Bend Ranch State Park and the resort of Lajitas, once known as the only town with a beer-drinking goat “the late Clay Henry III” as mayor. The Wild West at the doorstep El Paso residents don’t always have to journey outside city limits, or at least not too far out, to experience the Old West, with hometown historic sites from the El Paso Museum of History to the Mission Trail. The History Museum brings the Wild West back to Downtown El Paso each summer, said its Senior Education Curator Sue Taylor. “We do a National Day of The Cowboy celebration every year, which ties into a nationwide event that is always the fourth Saturday in July,” she said. “That’s going to be really big event with charros, per- formers … an Old West Medicine Show and singing groups.” Taylor said the museum is working on securing additional cowboy trappings, such as a chuckwagon, mounted representatives from the Border Patrol and an Old West Fashion Show, among other events. The museum also hosts special events at times when the flow of out-of-town guests increases. For example, Taylor said, was the successful “Elvis, El Paso and the Real Old West” event held during Sun Bowl weekend, in which both area residents and visitors in town for the game could get a taste of the many aspects of the area’s past from gunfighters to rock legends. Another place to experience 19th century El Paso life is at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site. The adobe home, built around 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, includes authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily lives of the Magoffin family. El Paso’s Franklin Mountains State Park, besides offering desert wilderness and solitude, also includes sites that appeal to Wild West tourism. Park Ranger Adrianna Weickhardt noted that the park’s hikes and tours of West Cottonwood Mines have become increasingly popular. “We have started offering them every month, and due to their popularity have been offering multiple mine tour opportu- nities on the selected day,” she said, noting first mine tours of the summer are planned on June 15. Weickhardt said the West Cottonwood mines or “prospect mines” were actively explored during the late 1800s and early 1900s when tin mines were being devel- oped and functioning on the east side of the Franklin Mountains. “The prospect mines on the west side of the mountain range, though, never turned up in great amounts the sought after miner- als that were hoped for,” she said. “Due to the little disturbances occurring within the mine now, crystals have had ideal condi- tions to grow and form which are a high- light for visitors. Bright blues, greens, yel- lows are a rainbow of colors along the walls in portions of the mine never fail to impress and drum up curiosity in our visi- tors. One is traveling back in time in the mines and has an opportunity to step into the shoes of those miners, connecting with a part of history in our region, understand- ing the determination and persistence of these early miners.” She said learning about the geology of the region is part of the allure of El Paso, along with its cowboy culture. The park also plans to host campouts, astronomy programs, outdoor cooking and other relat- ed events this summer. The Franklin Mountains are also home to McKelligon Canyon and its amphitheater, home each summer of Viva! El Paso, which celebrates the area’s Wild West her- itage along with its Spanish, Mexican and Native American roots. In El Paso’s Mission Valley both cowboy and Native American culture can be expe- rienced in addition to its popular historic missions in Ysleta and Socorro and the San Elizario presidio chapel. The Mission Valley’s stops include the Tigua Indian Cultural Center with Pueblo dance presentations every weekend and horno bread making, the Mission Trail Visitors Center and the Licon Dairy with homemade asadero cheese and an exten- sive exotics petting zoo. Of the three stops along the Mission Trail, some of the wildest history can be found in San Elizario. San Elizario Historic District spokesman Al Borrego said the area’s history is like no other in the area. “San Elizario’s history is second to no other place in our region spanning over 400 years,” he said. “From the First Thanksgiving in 1598, to the birth of the Presidio De San Elizario, the Civil War, the Apache Peace Camp, the First County Seat (when El Paso county also included what is now Val Verde, Terrell, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Culberson, Hudspeth and what is now El Paso County), Billy the Kid, The Salt War and to the birth of the American Southwest.” He said the Historic District produces several events such as the ongoing San Elizario Historic District Sculpture Series featuring works depicting the area’s history by local sculptor Guadalupe Jacquez Calderon, who runs the studio Gallery 10 on Main Street. “There are three (sculptures) on display,” Borrego said. “’Billy The Kid, ‘The Ox’ and ‘Oñate: El Encuentro.’ The fourth will be announced in June.” Each June San Elizario celebrates its own link to Billy the Kid with the annual Billy the Kid Festival. “The two-day event features Pistolero shows, wagon rides, western games such as a horseshoe throw, Billy the Kid look-a- like contest, and the play “Midnight Rendezvous: Billy the Kid and the Mystery of 1876,’” Borrego said, adding that this event compliments the communi- ty’s most popular visitor site, the jail. Even those unable to attend the festival can get a taste of Billy the Kids’ legacy via monthly tours and “jailbreaks.” “San Elizario Historic District Tours are free every fourth Sunday of the Month at noon and 3 p.m. The tours cover all the sites as well as the salt war and Billy the Kid,” Borrego explained. “The Pistoleros De San Elizario perform two ‘Billy the Kid Breakout’ shows at 1 and 3 p.m. every third Sunday during the art market,” Borrego said. Both El Paso and Las Cruces feature museums dedicated to the significance of the railroad in shaping the region. The Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso highlights more than 150 years of the railroad in El Paso, with its main attraction being El Paso’s “Old No. 1” engine built in 1857. In Las Cruces, the New Mexico Transportation Museum hosts year-round talks, early American family game days and the annual Railroad Days in the spring celebrating the first train coming to Las Cruces 133 years ago. The Old West has also become a signifi- cant part of the El Paso’s first “living labo- ratory” museum for children, El Paso Exploreum (formerly Lynx Exhibit). The Exploreum’s new interactive environments include the “Old El Paso Village,” an immersive play environment that gives families an “authentic taste of life from over 100 years ago” according to Exploreum co-owner and marketing direc- tor Laurie Paternoster. “In the General Store, visitors will find an authentic range of goods traditionally found in the Old West mercantile,” she said. “Children can pretend to shop for items ranging from buttons and material to tin ware and boxed products with replica labels researched from the era. At the Bank, our visitors learn the Morse Code, make pretend calls from a vintage phone and learn to weigh gold.” The area also features a one-room school- house with school furniture, items and books found in an Old West era classroom. She said a favorite with guests, however, pertains to the classic cowboy mode of transportation. “The most popular feature has been our self-propelled, ride-on ponies our visitors experience at the Livery stable,” Paternoster said. “There’s a photo opportu- nity on a real saddle and an opportunity to dress up in Western wear too.” Please see Page 37 Wild West Cont’d from Page 35 Sign post at San Elizario (photo by Rick Tate) Reliving the past Living history demonstrations and reen- actments can give families a “face-to-face” experience with the past, as groups like El Paso Six Guns and Shady Ladies, Pistoleros and other re-enactors make appearances, stage historic Old West gun- fights and share some facts about the past with current generations. El Paso most active reenactment troupe, Six Guns and Shady Ladies was founded as “El Paso’s Wild West Show” in 1998 by Bernie and Melissa Sargent. The traveling troupe can be seen at everything from city- wide street festivals to private parties. The group is also featured in several historic segments in Capstone Production’s El Paso Gold DVD series. According to the Sargents, the troupe “will perform historic and melodramatic “Wild West” Gunfight reenactments, vignettes of Victorian life, atmosphere enhancement and speaking engagements.” This summer, the troupe, along with San Elizario’s Desperados, recreate the Billy the Kid-assisted escape of his friend Segura from Old El Paso County Jail dur- ing San Elizario’s monthly Arts market, in addition to making appearances at National Day of the Cowboy with other local re-enactment groups at the Labor Day Festival in Cloudcroft, N.M. They are also planning a “bank holdup” June 27 for the grand opening of the United Bank of El Paso del Norte’s downtown location. In 2010, True West Magazine named Six Guns and Shady Ladies the “Best Reenactment Troupe of the Old West.” Many historic forts in the area schedule living history events throughout the year, highlighting soldier life during the Wild West and Civil War era, along with tours, history lectures and other events. Fort Bliss’s “Old Fort Bliss” replica includes original adobe fort buildings and military artifacts from its Magoffinsville Post days of 1854 to 1868. Historic forts also hosting regular tours include Fort Bayard near Silver City and Fort Stanton near Ruidoso. Fort Stanton’s annual “Fort Stanton Live!” celebration is held in July with reenactments of Civil War and Buffalo Soldiers, Mountain men and a candlelight tour. Fort Selden State Monument, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, offers frequent living history events, including an annual Frontier Day in September. Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, N.M. takes a look at a different side of the area’s turn-of-the-century military history as the site of infamous Francisco “Pancho” Villa’s raid of Columbus in 1916. Reenactments and binational Cabalgata rides mark the anniversary of this raid every March 9 at Camp Furlong Days. Even though reenactments can bring the Old West “to life,” being able to actually “meet” some of the West’s historic lawmen and outlaws can make history seem even more real, and El Paso’s own “Boot Hill,” Concordia Cemetery in Central El Paso, allows visits with more than 60,000 “eter- nal residents” from the area’s history including both Confederate and Union sol- diers, Texas Rangers, Buffalo Soldiers, Mexican Revolutionaries, Chinese immi- grants and politicians, pioneers and more. The site’s most famous residents, however are gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, who met his demise in 1895 in the hands of lawmen John Selman, also buried at Concordia. The Concordia Heritage Association’s John Wesley Hardin “Secret Society” marks this fatal shooting every Aug. 19 at the cemetery with a reenactment of the event by Six Guns and Shady Ladies, a gravesite toast and ceremony and even a ghost tour. The association also hosts its annual Walk Through History tour every October where guests can interact with the “ghosts” of Hardin, Selman and many other residents. Extreme Wild West fans hoping to meet some actual ghosts of the past can take any number of summer tours hosted by Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society and Haunted History. The organization con- ducts monthly tours of Concordia, as well as other ghost-heavy sites like San Elizario and Downtown, as well as occasional tours to Cohen Stadium, Cloudcroft’s The Lodge resort (home to the well-known “friendly ghost” Rebecca), and other sites. These events are usually suitable for ages 13 and older, although some Midnight Tours are exclusively for ages18 and older. Ghost Towns and old mining communi- ties scattered around the region are any- thing but dead, and many host regular town tours or have become budding art communities. Two of the most active are New Mexico’s White Oaks in Sierra County and Pinos Altos. Seven miles north of Silver City, Pinos Altos is a min- ing town founded in 1860 that includes a thriving opera house, historic church that houses a season gallery by Grant County Art Guild and hosts a fall fiesta with gold- panning, reenactments and various chil- dren’s activities. White Oaks, a former gold mining boom- town and another old stomping ground of Billy the Kid which has evolved in to an arts and history destination, has been hailed by various tourism and western magazines as one of nation’s top “True Old West Town,” with several historic buildings and gravesites from the Old Schoolhouse to the popular No Scum Allowed Saloon. Several other historic “ghost towns” are found within a short distance from White Oaks include Winston, Chloride, Hillsboro, Kingston and Lake Valley, all suitable for family photo ops and history lessons. Rodeos and ranches Rodeos are a popular way for families to get a taste of the modern cowboy life. El Paso biggest rodeo, the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo is set for Aug. 8-11at the El Paso County Coliseum after being held at Cohen Stadium for sev- eral years. Rodeo representatives have referred to the return to the stadium as “going home” and “returning to an old friend.” The rodeo is preceded by a fundraising Western Gala, “Cowboy Dress-Up” event at Sunland Park Racetrack with dinner, auctions and live country music. This year’s event is June 29. Other regional rodeos include the annual PRCA Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo in Silver City each June, the NMSU College Rodeo in the spring and the Mescalero Apache Ceremonial and Rodeo in Page 37 El Paso Scene June 2013 6ire yoat kome a Sammet Kake-0ret witk 0lSf00d1 fk88lfS ftom ldSl0£ 001 0£Sl6dS datekoase ftites ... 0esigaet µaalityI kmaziag Selettioa of 8eaatifal fabtitsI 4798 00dlfhkd 08. S0l1£ 8 Corner of Doniphan and Sunset Parking in the rear (915) 497-2586 Open Fridays & Saturdays 10am-4pm Cash or checks only with proper ID `'+i' \.+ !' |+-., |+- ..+:e- S |++.e.' Yoga For Life wishes to announce that Carol Johnson will retire from teaching Iyengar yoga and close the studio as of June 1. It has been a privilege to teach yoga for twenty-four years to the people of El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces and it is hoped that all the students from Yoga For Life will continue to practice yoga at home as well as take classes at area studios in order to maintain the yoga community created by their study of Iyengar yoga. Thank you for all your support. Namaste, Carol Johnson Wild West Cont’d from Page 35 Mescalero, N.M. Fourth of July weekend. Most county fair events in both West Texas and Southern New Mexico feature rodeo performances throughout the late summer and fall months including the Socorro County Fair, Southern New Mexico State Fair, Otero County Fair, Lincoln County Fair, Sierra County Fair and Grant County Fair. Native American pow wows also wel- come families, with the most recent sum- mer addition, Southwest Desert Pow Wow hosted by the Southwest Apache Nation taking place the first weekend in June at Gadsden High School. These events often involve ceremonial entries, dances, drumming, food and tribal crafts. Fans of the classic Gran Charreada can catch the Mexican-style rodeo on selected weekends from area charro groups like Canutillo’s El Lienzo Charro Los Castros off Doniphan. These events often features trick riding, food and live entertainment with the rodeo performance. There are also guest ranch experiences offered all summer long, most notably the Flying J Ranch in Alto, N.M. with chuck- wagon dinners, gold panning, pony rides, pistol shooting and live dinner shows fea- turing the ranch’s own Flying J Wranglers throughout the summer. Visitor-friendly ranches also include Copper Creek Ranch near Silver City, and El Paso’s own Bowen Ranch near the city’s far Northeast. One of the better-known local “dude ranches” is Indian Cliffs Ranch in Fabens. The ranch is best known for its Cattleman’s Steakhouse, but has also built a reputation for its use as a movie location. Features include an antique wagon loca- tion, western town with working stable area, zoo, playground and walking trails. Some state or national parks and muse- ums host periodic tours of historic ranch sites, such as Sierra County Historical Society’s Armendaris Ranch Tours of a 300,000-acre Spanish land grant ranch departing from Geronimo Springs Museum in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Oliver Lee State Park between El Paso and Alamogordo also host periodic guided tours to its historic ranch house throughout the year, but visitors can also learn about it daily at the park’s visitor center. Setting up camp If enjoying the Old West from a tourist standpoint isn’t enough, young cowboy aficionados can take part in any number of camps, classes and workshops over the summer geared towards showing beginner buckaroos “the ropes” of historic and con- temporary western life. Taylor said the El Paso Museum of History will bring back two of its most popular summer camps, Cowboy Camp for ages 7-9 and “Night in A Real Museum” camp for aged 9-12. Cowboy Camp in particular lets younger campers immerse themselves in the Western life for a week. “They make hobby horses and learn to rope, brand and about parts of the saddle,” Taylor said. “They can lean all about the cowboy essentials.” Massey said one of the Farm and Ranch Museum’s best western camps this sum- mer is the “Ropin’ and Wranglin’” camp June 26-27. “Kids ages 9 to 14 can learn about the area’s ranching traditions,” Massey said. “They take roping lessons, learn about horses and cattle, and create their own brand.” El Paso Exploreum joins the western summer camp list this year with its new “Cowtown Western Camp,” set for June 24-28, July 15-19 and Aug. 5-9. The Magoffin Home State Historic Site offers Wednesday morning youth programs in June and July featuring different aspects of 19th century life in El Paso. Carlos Rodriguez of the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation’s Trailblazers Outdoor Recreation program works year round with area youth through Trailblazers programs including free summer camps for ages 8-17 offered in June and July Tuesdays and Thursdays at Keystone Heritage Park and Botanical Gardens or Mondays and Wednesdays at Chamizal National Memorial. The “Adventures and Outdoor Skills” section of the camp teach- es youth about orienting themselves in the wild as well as building forts and shelters. Individual horse farms and guest ranches host riding events and summer camps such as San Francisco Horse Stables near Transmountain Road. The stable will be the site of the summer long “Ultimate Cowboy Summer Camp” hosted by Paws and Hooves Mobile Veterinary Services with roping, horseback riding, archery music and other activities for ages 6 to 16. The Winston, N.M. Black Range Horsemanship Camp has been offering week-long camps for 20 years in the Cuchillo Mountains each July. Another way to discover the Old West is through the thrill of the hunt with the Border Museum Association’s 5th annual Museum Scavenger Hunt. The hunt runs through late July, and involves 20 muse- ums in the El Paso and Las Cruces area. Scavenger Hunt spokesperson Marshall Carter-Tripp stressed not every museum on the list pertains to or includes a “Wild West” element, as that is just part of the history and culture that make up the border including art, military history and desert ecology. As for the hunt itself, Carter- Tripp said families love the prize aspect of the event, but also love the hunt itself. “People are really surprised how many historic sites and museums there are in El Paso, as well as how many of these muse- ums are free of charge. That is not often the case in other large cities,” Carter-Tripp said. “It is quite eye-opening.” Cowboy events closing the summer include the annual Starr County Fair bene- fiting area 4H groups at Starr Western Wear in El Paso and the community of Carrizozo, N.M. annual Cowboy Day Street Fair, both in early September. Page 38 June 2013 Wild West Cont’d from Page 35 El Paso Scene Get Scene around town! The Scene comes out the last week of the month. Pick up your copy at these and other locations. Or subscribe by mail! See Page 58 for order form. VILLAGE INN 1500 Airway 7144 Gateway East 4757 Hondo Pass 2929 N. Mesa 5863 N. Mesa 7801 N. Mesa 2275 Trawood 1331 N. Zaragoza In Las Cruces: 1205 El Paseo 455 S. Telshor GOLDEN CORRAL 4610 Transmountain 1460 N Lee Trevino FURR’S 11925 Gateway West EP FITNESS 145 Paragon 11330 James Watt 12145 Montwood 981 N. Resler 1224 Wedgewood DOMINO’S PIZZA ALL LOCATIONS RIVIERA 5218 Doniphan HELLO PIZZA River Run Plaza ENTERTAINMART Sunland Park Dr AVANT-EDGE PHARMACIES 14476 Horizon 1576 Lomaland RANCHER’S GRILL 7597 N. Mesa ANDRE’S PIZZA 7000 Westwind HAL MARCUS GALLERY 1308 N. Oregon LA TERRAZA 11250 Montwood STAR HORIZON BAKERY 14100 Horizon SAN ELIZARIO ART DISTRICT 1445-1501 Main St WALGREENS 890 N Resler Dr 5900 N Mesa St 8050 N Mesa 2800 N. Mesa 200 N Mesa 2879 Montana 5401 Montana 1100 Geronimo 8401 Gateway West 5150 Fairbanks 9428 Dyer 10780 Kenworthy 1210 Wedgewood 3355 N Yarbrough 1831 N. Lee Trevino 2950 George Dieter 11685 Montwood 12390 Edgemere 1607 N Zaragoza 800 N. Zaragosa 100 N. Americas 8045 N. Loop 14300 Horizon AVILA’S 6232 N. Mesa ARDOVINO’S PIZZA 865 N. 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CENTER EP CITY HALL EL PASO LIBRARY TX TOURISM CENTER CTY COURTHOUSE THE BOOKERY EL PASO ZOO In Las Cruces COAS Mesilla Book Center In Juárez Museo INBA • Museo Chamizal • Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera • El Rincon De Ana Lucia • Don Boleton • Oficina de Convenciones y Visitantes • Impulsa • Educacion en Valores • ICHICULT • Academia Municipal • CEMA • Biblioteca Arturo Tolentino • Centro Cultural Paso del Norte • Centro de Convenciones Cibeles • UANE • Golden Ticket • Casa Mia Wild West-theme summer camps are offered by several museum in the area, including the El Paso Museum of History. National Trails Day — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department and Franklin Mountains State Park host a National Trails Day volunteer event 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 1, at the park’s Thunderbird Trailhead, north of Singing Hills on Thunderbird Lane, across from Coronado Country Club. Volunteers can help develop the Thunderbird Trailhead, one of the seven primary trailheads established by City Council and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department intended to provide additional public access to existing trails within Franklin Mountains State Park. Refreshments and work tools provided along with a limited amount of work gloves. The deadline to sign up is May 30. Information/signup: 541-4020 or [email protected] El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society — Rio Bosque Wetlands trip is Saturday, June 8 Project Manager John Sproul will conduct the tour. Field trips are free and open to the public. Bring lunch, water, binoculars and a scope. Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521. Garden Tours - The Evergreen Garden Club of Silver City, N.M. hosts its 8th annual garden tours 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, featuring five Silver City area gardens. Tickets: $5; available at Silver Heights Nursery, AM Bank, Alotta Gelato, Mimbres Farms Greenhouse & Nursery and Silver City Farmers Market. Information: (575) 388-2386. El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo sum- mer entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61; $7.50 for ages 62 and older and active duty mil- itary (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo mem- bers admitted free. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org. The 11th annual Elephant Festival is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, with education activities other family events. A “produce hunt” is 12:30 to 1 p.m. each day. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cost: $5 ($4.50 zoo members). Breakfast with the Elephants is 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Registration required by May 31. Cost: $25 ($15 zoo mem- bers); $16 age 12 and younger ($10 zoo mem- bers); includes zoo admission. ‘Explore and Discover: Fun Water Conservation Activities for Children’ — El Paso Water Utilities hosts a day family water conservation activities 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at TecH20 Water Resources Learning Center, 10751 Montana. Participate in water-related activities like making a well in a cup, holding a cloud in hands, and learning how plants and animals adapt to the limited water supply in the Chihuahuan Desert. Registration is free. Information/registration: 621-2000 or tech2o.org. ‘Gardening 101’ Workshops —City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts free instructional workshops 4 to 5:30 p.m. selected Saturdays at the Multipurpose Recreation Center (Dance Room), 9031 Viscount, with Denise Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist and members of the El Paso County Master Gardeners. No previous gardening experience necessary; suit- able for all ages. RSVP required; space limited to first 30 participants. Registration deadline is two days before workshop. Information/regis- tration: Marci Tuck, 541-4020 or [email protected] sotexas.gov. • June 14: Integrated Pest Management: Common Garden Insects. • July 12: Plant Propagation • Sept. 13: Getting Ready for Fall Gardening. Raft the Rio Festival — The Southwest Environmental Center’s 14th annual Raft Race and River Festival is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Las Cruces. The 3-mile open race at 10:15 a.m. at La Llorona Park on Picacho and ends at the Calle de Norte (Mesilla) Bridge. A kids’ race starts at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20 per raft in advance; $25 on race day per vessel and two participants (plus $5 for each addition- al crew member age 13 and older). At least half of crew members in kids’ division must be 13 or older. Teams may pre-register at the Environmental Center. Refreshments served at finish line. Spectator admission is free. Information or registration: (575) 522-5552 or wildmesquite.org. To be eligible for prizes, vessels must be non- motorized and made mostly or entirely of recy- cled materials. All participants must wear flota- tion devices. Prize categories include: best use of recycled materials, least likely to finish (must be floating at race start), first to finish, most spirited, best theme and “Champion of the River” and the return of “Best Mascot.” Mesilla Valley Audubon Society — The monthly membership program is 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Village of Northrise’s Hallmark Building, 2882 N. Roadrunner Parkway, Las Cruces. Carol Beidleman, Audubon New Mexico’s new Director of Bird Conservation, will talk about her past work in conserving shared migratory bird species through local, national, and inter- national partnerships. Information: LuAnn Kilday, (575) 640-6993, [email protected] Science Cafe — Biologist Geoffrey Wiseman demonstrates how crucial it is to release rep- tiles back to their desert home in “Helping Snakes Slither Home” at the El Paso Water Utilities’ monthly science discussion 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at TecH20 Water Resource Learning Center, 10751 Montana. Learn about identifying local reptiles and efforts to rehabilitate and release them back into the environment. Admission is free. Information/registration: 621-2000 or tech2o.org/events. Family Camp Out Adventure — El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host the family overnight event July 19-20, at Memorial Park Reserve Area; and Aug. For cost, reserva- tions and other details: 240-3310. Online regis- tration at elpasotexas.gov/parks. Franklin Mountains State Park — Most hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Road on the west side of the park (east of I-10). Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and under (with family). Correct cash or check only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441. A paragliding demonstration is 8 a.m. Sunday, June 30, (weather permitting) with Certified Advanced and Tandem Instructor Hadley Robinson, operator of Southwest Airsports and El Paso Paragliding LLC . Guided hikes are offered selected weekends. Cost is $3 ($1 ages 5-12; under 5 free), plus $5 park entry fee for ages 13 and older. Dogs wel- come on leash on some hikes. Reservations required: 566-6441 ext. 221 224 or [email protected] or [email protected] • National Trails Day Women’s Only Nature Walk is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Nature Walk Trail Head. • National Trails Day Hike of Lower Sunset Trail is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, beginning at the Site 39 Restrooms area (2.5 mile hike). • Peak Fitness Challenge hike at Ron Coleman Trail is 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 2. Meet on Transmountain Road side to carpool to McKelligon Canyon. Strenuous to difficult hike, 4 to 5 hour hike (4 miles). • Guided Bike Rides along Old Tin Mine Road and Lazy Cow Trail are 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8 and 22. Beginner to moderate ride, 8 miles, with 3-mile section of single-track. An advanced 10-mile ride is 8 a.m. Sunday, June 23, of Old Tin Mine, Pole Cat, Blue Moon and Mad and Lazy Cow trails. • A mine exploration and sunset picnic at West Cottonwood Springs Mine is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Space limited to 15 people. • A Schaeffer Shuffle Trail hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, June 16. Hike is 2.5 miles. Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site — The site is famed for many Native American rock paintings and unique geology. Extended summer hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for children 12 and younger). Additional activity cost for tours (including morning hike): $2 (free for age 4 and younger). Information: 857-1135 or texasstateparks.gov. Reservations are rec- ommended for the self-guided area and for camping: (512) 389-8900. El Paso Scene June 2013 Page 39 Please see Page 40 The park hosts ranger/volunteer-led “Choose Your Hueco Adventure hikes” 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 1, as part of the 21st annual National Trails Day. Visitors can choose a stren- uous, moderate, or family-friendly hike. Call for reservations; regular entrance and activity fees apply. Each hike limited to 10 persons. Tours offered Wednesday through Sunday, by prior arrangement at 849-6684. Birding tours are 7 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month (June 15). Advance sign-up encouraged. To get there: Take Montana (U.S. Highway 62-180) east to Ranch Road 2775. North Mountain is available for self-guided day use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations recommended. There is an annual orientation program for visitors. Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s Center for Environmental Resource Management offers free walking tours and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Tours last about two hours. Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org. • Introductory tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, June 2. • Bird tour is 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8. • Workday is 8 a.m. Saturday, June 15. • Faunal Monitoring is 7 a.m. Saturday, June 22 Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles. Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: $3 (free for members). Information: 584-0563, keystoneheritagepark.org or elpa- sobotanicalgardens.org. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park — 5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. All events free with park admission, unless listed otherwise. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Day use fee: $5 per vehicle ($40 annual pass). Information: (575) 523-4398. A Boat Safety class is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Bob Kanegis and Liz Mangual: The Tales and Trails storytellers will share campfire stories at a mid-June evening program. Call for details. A Virtual “Bird Walk” through the park is 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, in the park classroom. NMSU professor and ecologist Walter G. Whitford will talk on “Drought and Our Climate” at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, in the classroom. • Bird Walks are 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. • Ranger-led Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City on NM Highway 15. Entrance fee: $3 per per- son; $10 per family. Information: (575) 536- 9461 or nps.gov/gicl. The dwellings will be closed June 3-7 for cliff face maintenance, but tours of an unexcavated surface pueblo will be offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. those days. Reservations encouraged. White Sands National Monument — The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. The monument is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 2; visitor center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 8. Entrance fee: $3 age 17 and older. Free for children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa. Full Moon Hike is 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Reservations required (online only) starting two weeks ahead of hike. Cost: $5; $2.50 age 15 and young, plus monument entrance fees. The Full Moon Night monthly summer and fall series begins at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 23, with world music by Agüeybaná. Lake Lucero tour is 9 a.m. Sunday, June 29. Reservations required (accepted online only). Cost is $3 per adult; $1.50 age 16 and under. Sunset strolls are offered daily at 7 p.m. Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information: (575) 785-2232 or nps.gov/cave. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry into cave via natural entrance is 3:30 p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator 4 p.m. Cost is $6 ($3 for ages 6-15 or seniors with discount card). The “bat season” generally lasts from late May through mid-October. Daily bat flight talks (about 15 minutes long) are offered just before sunset at the amphitheatre outside the natural entrance. Then — bats willing — visitors are treated to the sunset spectacle of clouds of bats flying out of the cave entrance. Other guided tours are available; call or check website for details. Guadalupe Mountains National Park — 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good for one week and all trails. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Camping is $8 per site per night. Information: (915) 828-3251. New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee is $5 when visiting any state park. Camping fees: $8 for primitive site; $10 for developed site (electrical hookup $4 extra). All programs are free with park entrance, unless otherwise listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or nmparks.com. • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff. Information: (575) 437-8284. A Night Sky tour featuring Callisto and Arcus with Amateur Astronomers Group is 9 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8. • Mesilla Valley Bosque Park — 5000 Calle del Norte, Mesilla. See separate listin. • Rockhound State Park, five miles south of Deming on NM 11 and then east on Rockhound Road (NM 141) for nine miles. Day use hours: 7:30 a.m. to sunset. Information: (575) 546-6182 or (575) 744-5998. Music in the Park featuring the “Cottonwood Duo,” Justin and Deanna Crews, is 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15. • Caballo Lake State Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on Interstate 25. Information: (575) 527-8386. A free basic boating safety class is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1. • Elephant Butte Lake State Park — Information: (575) 744-5998. American Bass Anglers Division 60 Bass fishing tournament is 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, and the American Bass Association Tournament is 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The 22nd annual Chili Challenge Cook-off is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Southwest Drag Boat Association races are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9. The 36th annual Junior Open bass fishing tournament for grades K through 12 is 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14-15. Registration is 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Elephant Butte Community Center. Cost: $15. “Deucin’ For A Cure” benefit events for Sierra County Cancer Association are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, with a deuce pull on Saturday, a barbeque lunch, live music, silent auction, karaoke, lip sync and air guitar contest, psychic readings and more. • City of Rocks State Park, north of Deming off U.S. 180. Information: (575) 536-2800. A “Rattlesnake Myths” presentation is 3 to 4 p.m. every Saturday. Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321 North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70), Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and older; free for ages 2 and younger). Information: (575) 439-4290. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516. The Carlsbad Gem and Mineral Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 14- 16, with sale of minerals, fossils and jewelry. Music and the Moon is 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday, June 22, with entertainment by Carlsbad Community Band. Bring a lawn chair. Carlsbad Area Art Association’s Living Desert Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. June 2013 El Paso Scene Page 40 Nature Cont’d from Page 39 Agave Rosa Gallery — 905 Noble (next to the International Museum of Art). Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011, [email protected] Showing June 8- July 6: Solo exhibition of paintings and draw- ings by Julie Caffee-Cruz. Guest artist is Hector Bernal. Opening reception is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Art and Framing Gallery — 6519-A N. Mesa (in the Palm Court). Information: 833- 5250 or Shopuniquemarket.com. A solo exhibit and sale of original Mexican retablos (ex-votos) by Maria Socorro Munoz is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22. This nostalgic series of works presents traditional images of saints and angels. Art Windows of El Paso — The City of El Paso’s art space in El Paso at El Paso International Airport’s main lobby. Information: 780-4781 or flyelpaso.com. Showing through July 26: Works by John Rust and painter Maritza Jáuregui-Neely, includ- ing some works by Jáuregui-Neely’s recent exhibit at El Paso City Hall. Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Street in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432) 729-3700 or ballroommarfa.org. Showing through July 7: “New Growth,” solo exhibition by multimedia artist Rashid Johnson. Johnson continues an exploration of African-American intellectual history and pop culture in steel and shea butter sculptures and starscape paintings. Chamizal galleries — Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Los Paisano hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. . Admission is free. Information: 532- 7273 or nps.gov/cham/. Showing at Los Paisanos Gallery is “Art from the Heart: A Different Perspective,” works of four differently abled artists whose unique gifts and artistic abilities have given them freedom from what some may perceive as limitations. Artistic media include watercolor, carving, col- ored pencil, wood block stamp, poetry, mixed media, and more. Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7. Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. The Foundation houses one of the world’s largest collections of permanently installed contempo- rary art. Open for guided tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $10 ($5 students, seniors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). Information: (432) 729-4362 or chi- nati.org. Summer Garden Socials are 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, July 7 and Aug. 11. Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534- 7377 or [email protected] Showing May 31-June 22: “Something New Under the El Paso Sun.” Works by Samuel Garcia, Eduardo Saucedo and their YISD stu- dents. Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31. Entries are being taken through June 14, for the annual “America The Beautiful” Art Show and Sale, featuring work from several artists celebrating America in a variety of media. This year’s judge is El Paso artist Barbara Brown. Both EPAA members and nonmembers may submit works. Prospectus/entry forms available online at ElPasoArtAssociation.com. “America the Beautiful” runs June 28-July 27 with reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28. Downtown Arts District Mural call for artists — City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commis- sion an artist or artist team living within 200 miles of El Paso to design and produce a mural for the Downtown Arts District. Project budg- et is $2,000 or less. Deadline to submit propos- als is June 3. Information: 541-4280. The mural will be located on West Missouri, along the north-facing façade of the El Paso Museum of History. The theme must focus on the arts, be representative of the local art scene, local heritage, and promote the Downtown Arts District. El Paso Artisan Gallery — The gallery’s is in the El Paso Exploreum, 320 W. San Antonio. The gallery features works for sale by local painters, jewelers, crafters and photographers. Lynx hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. Gallery admission is free. Information: 533-4330 or elpasoexploreum.org. Opening reception for “Falling Giants: A Photo Exhibit of Demolition Weekend” is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, The juried exhibit showcases photography of the demolition of the Asarco smokestacks and El Paso City Hall with works by El Paso Times’ top shooters including Ruben Ramirez, Rudy Gutierrez, Victor Calzada, Mark Lambie and Vanessa Monsisvais, as well as 20 prints by amateur photographers. El Paso Museum of Art adult classes — The museum’s summer classes for adults begin June 22 at the museum, One Arts Festival Plaza. Information: 532-1707 or [email protected] sotexas.gov. Online registration at elpasoartmu- seum.org/classes.asp. Classes are open to age 15 and older. • Watercolor workshop: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Cost: $38 ($30 members). • Advanced Ceramics: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, July 13-Aug. 24. Cost: $72 ($56 members). • Wheel-throwing with Clay: 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, July 14-Aug. 25. Cost: $72 ($56 members). • Acrylic Painting Workshop: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Cost: $38 ($30 members). El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays (closed July 4). Admission is free. Information: 532-1707 or elpasoartmuseum.org. The museum will take part in the Blue Star Museums Program, offering free admission for ticketed exhibits for active duty military and their families Memorial Day through Labor Day. The dedication ceremony for the installation of “Identidad Geometrica,” a sculpture by Oswaldo Sagástegui is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, El Paso Scene Page 41 June 2013 Please see Page 42 June 6, in Arts Festival Plaza. The brightly col- ored steel-and-polyurethane abstract monu- ment sculpture from Mexico will stand more than 16 feet tall at its highest point. Showing through Nov. 3 in the Retablo Niche: “Our Lady of Sorrows,” as part of the series of themed exhibitions from the Museum’s growing collection of retablos. These 19 works of art from the 18th and 19th cen- turies were produced by trained and self-taught anonymous, Mexican artists. “Artists on Art” discussion with Christine Foerster is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Foerster’s media include textiles, performance, sculptural installation and public art. Her “Goatwalking” invites El Paso residents on a series of walks with goats. Each walk is docu- mented at goatwalking.com. Showing June 2-Aug. 18: Bienal Cd. Juárez/El Paso Biennial 2013 in the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery. Including over 40 artists living and working within 200 miles of the US/Mexico border the Biennial 2013 is fascinat- ing glimpse at the diversity and vibrancy of cul- tural production of this region. Including two artworks by each artist this exhibition consti- tutes the third collaboration between the El Paso Museum of Art and the Museo de Arte INBA - Cd. Juárez. An Artist Open House for the exhibit is 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Showing June 2-July 21: “Impressions East- South-West: Mabel May Woodward” in the Peter and Margaret de Wetter Gallery. Woodward (1877-1945) was a native New Englander who studied in New York but 1900 returned to her hometown of Providence, R.I. to begin a career of teaching at her alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design. Best known for paintings of New England, she also traveled to Europe, Florida and the Southwest. The exhibit features 25 of her works from the museum’s collection. Showing through Sept. 15: “Contemporary Texas Prints.” The museum’s World Cinema Series film screenings are 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $3 suggested donation; free for members and chil- dren 12 and younger. Age restrictions may apply depending on rating of film. June’s theme is award-winning foreign movies. Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Gift Shop — Award-winning Impressionist Alberto Escamilla’s studio is at 1445 Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Information: 851- 0742 or 474-1800, or albertoescamilla.com. Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. New hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday or by appointment. Information: 533- 9090 or halmarcus.com. The gallery is owned and operated by local artist Hal Marcus and his wife, Gallery Director Patricia Medici. Marcus’s home and studio, located across the street, are available for per- sonal tours. ‘III Bienal Ciudad Juárez/El Paso Biennial 2013’ — The binational exhibit presented by S-Mart, “Tijuana to Brownsville: Contemporary Art Along the Border,” runs June 2-Aug. 18 at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza in El Paso, and Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez’s binational exhibit of works by more than 40 artists living and/or working along both sides of the US/Mexico border. This year’s jurors are Cesáreo Moreno, Visual Arts Director and Chief Curator at Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican Art; and Mexico City video artist Yoshua Okón, Admission is free at both museums. Information: (El Paso Museum of Art) 532-1707 or elpasoartmuseum.org; (Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez) 613-1708 or Bellasartes.gob.mx. Featured artists will have one piece featured at each museum. International Museum of Art —1211 Montana. The museum is operated by the International Association for the Visual Arts in the historic Turney Home. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Free guided tours available on a walk-in basis. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 or international- museumofart.net. Marfa Contemporary — 100 E. San Antonio in Marfa, Texas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (432) 729-3500 or marfacontemporary.org. Showing June 1-July 31: “Exposed,” portrait photography by rock star Bryan Adams. The exhibit includes 29 images of fellow musicians and other celebrities taken featured in Adams’ book of the same name. Subjects include Queen Elizabeth, musicians Mick Jagger, Amy Winehouse and pin, actors, Mickey Rourke, Lindsay Lohan, Sean Penn and Ben Kingsley. Northeast Critique Group — The artists’ group meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Opengate Community Church, 9821 McCombs. Bring a recent painting or drawing to be critiqued (not criticized). All media welcome. Information: Judy, 755-1443 or Connie, 490-3978. Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours by appointment only. Third floor gallery closed through September. Information: 747-6151 or rubincenter.utep.edu. Showing through July 19 in the Project Space: Claire Lippman: “Traces of Wind and Bone.” Lippmann works with natural elements: clay, water, air, fire. The artist creates, plays with El Paso Scene Page 42 June 2013 Art Scene Cont’d from Page 41 T:uc ¹rr - Srua:c - ç:jr Sícj (915) 851-0742 www.aIbertoescamiIIa.com or 474-1800 Located in Historic San EIizario 1445 Main Street Suites B1-2 in PIacita Madrid Hours: 10 am-4 pm Wed., Fri., Sat.; 11:30 am-4 pm Thurs.; 12:30-4 pm Sun. 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University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968 The University of Texas at El Paso and with generous support of the Fundación Sebastian the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso Presented in partnership with Rubin Center Project Space May 3- July 19, 2013 CLAIRE LIPPMANN // TRACES OF WIND AND BONE FOR SUMMER PROGRAMMING VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.facebook.com/rubincenter for more information. visit our website www.rubincenter.utep.edu or 500 W. University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968 the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso CLAIRE LIPPMANN // TRACES OF WIND AND BONE FOR SUMMER PROGRAMMING VISIT OUR WEBSITE Page 43 El Paso Scene June 2013 June 2013 and then assembles smallest pieces into larger wholes. The final results include abstract and geometric forms, fragile and broken nests, stacks of shells and bone, and playful and organic drawings embedded into the surface of the clay-like fossils. “Traces of Wind and Bone” is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso with support of the Fundación Sebastian. San Elizario Art District — Several gal- leries and artist studios are located 1445 to 1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800 or 851-0093. The First Friday ArtWalk is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 7, with artist galleries open late, live demonstrations and music. A Ghost Tour begins at 10 p.m.. Las Cruces/Mesilla Aa Studios — 2645 Doña Ana Road (Calle de Oro) open the second weekend of the month (June 14-16; July 12-14). Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Open additional hours by appointment. Information: (575) 541-9770. Showing through July is “Beautiful Art,” works by artist/satirist Jesse Reinhard. Reinhard cre- ates art in many forms from paintings and etch- ings to buttons and stickers that feature line- drawn figures filled with pattern in strong col- ors. His choice in subject matter covers reli- gious, social, and political issues merged with “drug culture, fractured fairy tales, and canni- balism.” ‘Creativity is Ageless’ Art Show — Master’s Images Series “Creativity is Ageless” committee’s 9th annual art show is 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, at the Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite in Las Cruces. Information: James Mitchell, (575) 528-3307 or (575) 528-3000 Las Cruces Museum of Art —491 N. Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575) 541- 2137 or las-cruces.org/museums. Showing July 5-Aug. 24: “The Floating World.” Ukiyo-e Prints from Lauren Rodgers Museum of Art, with 50 works from the Edo period (early 20th century) of Japanese history. Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, to discuss “The Hare With Amber Eyes” by Edmund de Waal. The museum’s one-week class sessions for youth and adults are Tuesdays through Saturdays June 4-Aug. 6. Space is limited; early registration encouraged. Information/cost: (575) 541-2137; on-line registration at las- cruces.org/museums. Main Street Gallery — 311 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 647-0508. Showing in June is “Capturing Cuba!,” black and white images by photographer Storm Sermay, from her recent People to People Cultural Exchange trip to Havana. Cuba’s dete- riorating infrastructure and old cars made for picturesque photos, but Sermay was most intrigued by people on the street going about their everyday lives. Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, as part of the Downtown Ramble. Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — 2470- A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. New works displayed every three months. Information: (575) 522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com. June’s featured artists are Roxana Quinnell, who specializes in mixed media portrait per- sonalities of animals, and self-taught digital artist Kurt Van Wagner. Rio Grande Theatre — 211 Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Gallery in theatre lobby. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com. Showing in June are acrylic works by Renate (Renee) Watts. Watts was born in Germany during of World War II and is currently writing a book about her wartime experiences. A free public opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, during the Downtown ArtRamble. Also Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of each month (June 8) in the downtown gallery district. Information tor- cmainstreet.org. Hubbard Museum of the American West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. Information: (575) 378-4142 or hubbardmuseum.org. Showing through July 5: “Time Exposures, A Photographic History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century.” Showing through Sept. 9 in the museum’s Green Tree Gallery: The inaugural “Celebracion del Arte” Juried Art Show, featuring original art in various mediums, including paintings and sculptures, from some of New Mexico region’s best artists. Thirty-two artists, showing 54 pieces of original art, were selected as finalists. Lincoln County Art Loop — Several artists will host open houses at their studios, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 5-7, during the 18th annual self-guided tour on a scenic route from Carrizozo to the lower Hondo Valley. The tour includes locations throughout the countryside outside of the Ruidoso area. Information: (575) 937-3663. Look for the Art Loop signs identifying each location; maps are available at artloop.org. Living Desert Show —The Carlsbad Area Art Association’s annual show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad, N.M. fea- turing desert-themed artwork including pot- tery, jewelry, sculpture, paintings and more. Show is free with park admission. Information: (575) 887-5516. Pastel Society of New Mexico — The Pastel Society of New Mexico seeks area entries through Aug. 15 for its 22nd annual juried National Pastel Painting Exhibit Nov. 1- 24, at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque. Judge is Elizabeth Mowry, with jurors Marla Baggetta, Marc Hanson, Sally Strand. Cash and merchandise awards total about $10,000. All works must be original and at east 80 percent pastel. Maximum of 3 digital entries accepted. Page 44 El Paso Scene DOWNTOWN TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM 5TH ANNUAL on Daniels & Sims, behind Lee Belle Johnson Center www.HotSpri ngsFesti val .com Paid for in part with City of Truth or Consequences Lodgers Tax funds. 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TTTax funds. T TT t with City of or in par al .com .com .com .com ax funds. ax funds. ax funds. ax funds. ax funds. ax funds. ax funds. ax funds. ax funds. Art Scene Cont’d from Page 42 Please see Page 45 Page 45 El Paso Scene June 2013 I f you have doubts about the power of dreams and what two people can achieve through hard work and a com- mitment to their vision, then take time to listen to the remarkable story of Creative Kids and the OLO Gallery. When Stephen and Andrea Gates Ingle first conceived of a non-profit organization that would focus on serving children with digital media and fine art, few would have believed such a concept would evolve into a multifaceted organization now celebrat- ing 12 years of empowering the youth of our community. The couple’s own educational back- ground made them ideally suited to their work. Stephen studied architectural and graphic design at Woodbury University in California, finishing his degree at UTEP by adding art education to the package. Also a UTEP graduate, Andrea majored in special education with a minor in art. In the summer of 1988, Stephen had planned to complete his degree by teaching an art course for youths. When that was cancelled, Andrea suggested they present the course on their own — and Creative Kids was born. Today that seed has flow- ered into an operation that touches the lives of over 600 youths a year. Andrea and Stephen have accomplished so much so quickly by structuring their offerings into a series of “projects.” In Project MAP (Making the Arts Possible), Creative Kids collaborates with the El Paso Mental Health Mental Retardation to provide arts programming to young people with mental retardation, Down syndrome, bipolar disorder, autism and serious emotional disturbances. Project AIM (Arts in Motion) is an art and digital media program for pediatric oncology patients at Providence Children’s Hospital. Patients are engaged in a visual arts curriculum ranging from painting on canvas, printmaking and water media to graphic design classes on computers, learning to navigate Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Project ABLE (Art Brokers’ Learning Experiences) is a program for “at risk” youth in public housing. Projects include painting on canvas, silk screening, print making, sculpture and ceramics. Creative Kids’ goal is for each young person to enjoy the positive and creative aspects of self-expression through successfully creat- ing artwork in a safe environment. The OLO Gallery also opens its doors each weekend for Project SAC (Saturday Art Classes) for older children up to age 18 and Little Picassos (kids 4 – 7) to reach other youth not included in these other programs. Classes range from computer design and programming to cooking. Stephen and Andrea always have a spe- cial reason to celebrate Christmas Eve each year. It was on that date in 2005 that Creative Kids took a major step forward by purchasing an old warehouse building at 504 San Francisco in the Union Plaza district. In July 2006 they received a Community Development Block Grant from the City of El Paso to assist with remodeling the property into a light-filled, cheerful home for the non-profit. Making the public aware of their talented kids has always been a top priority for Creative Kids. In the early years, chil- dren’s artwork decorated the walls of local restaurants and businesses. Creative Kids recently has expanded this effort by estab- lishing partnerships with Southwest Airlines and Sun Metro. Passengers wait- ing for flights can now pass the time by strolling through the Southwest terminal and viewing the amazing paintings. Earlier this year, Creative Kids signed a contract to have artwork displayed in bus terminals around the city. Stephen happily reports, “Sun Metro has been very pleased with the results saying it has already served to cut down on vandalism.” Creative Kids is one of 50 finalists, cho- sen from among 376 other organizations, in contention for the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award. If Young couple’s vision now celebrating 12 years as Creative Kids and OLO Gallery Please see Page 46 Cost: $40 ($35 members). Information/prospectus at pastelsnm.org or by sending SASE to PSNM-F, PO Box 3571, Albuquerque, N.M. 87190-3571. Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Home of the Estate of Harold Joe Waldrum. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information: (575) 894-0572 or rio- bravofineart.net. Showing through July 14: “Identity,” works by photographer Robin Michelle. What began as a hobby decades ago grew into a vocation for portraiture and motion picture production documentation. Summer Art Workshops — Cloudcroft Art Workshops hosts its 2013 fine art work- shops Mondays through Fridays at the “Old Red School House” (Public Library), 90 Swallow Place in Cloudcroft, N.M. June 3- Aug. 16. Cost per workshop varies. Information/request a brochure: (575) 439- 9785, [email protected] or CloudcroftArt.com. • June 3-7: Ken Hosmer (oil); Kristy Kutch (colored pencil). • June 10-14: Birgit O’Connor (watercolor) • June 17-21: Joe DiGiulio (abstract acrylic and Sharon DiGiulio (collage) • June 24-28: David Barranti (motivational drawing) • July 8-12: Don Andrews (watercolor) • July 15-19: Alan Flattmann (pastel/oil) or Cathy McAnally Lubke (mixed media) • July 22-26: Robert Burridge (acrylics) • July 29-Aug. 2: JoBeth Gilliam (watercolor) • Aug. 5-9: Bob Rohm (pastel/oil) • Aug. 12-16: Jan Hart (watercolor). Art Scene Cont’d from Page 44 chosen, Creative Kids would receive a $10,000 grant, and Stephen and Andrea would have the opportunity to meet First Lady Michelle Obama. Winners will be announced in June, so keep your fingers crossed that this dedicated young couple will receive the recognition they so richly deserve. San Elizario Arts District Each year hope grows brighter that San Elizario will truly begin to fulfill its prom- ise to become an art destination. Rachael Escamilla, wife of impressionist painter Alberto Escamilla, is very enthusiastic about the growth in the area since their gallery on the Plaza opened a little more than three years ago. She reports, “I think the number of visitors has about tripled, and tourists are beginning to visit on a year-round basis. Also, we see many locals returning bringing friends and family along.” “Out-of-town visitors, especially those from foreign countries are so excited to find the artist in residence and being able to watch him paint.” Escamilla’s Placita Madrid location also houses Magdalena’s, a jewelry store which features handmade sterling silver jewelry. Other locations include the Mercantile Building and Golden Eagle Gallery, in which nearly 40 artists hang their work on a rotating basis. Nationally known Mestizo artist Amado Pena also has gallery space where he sells original art and prints, and visits in person on special occasions throughout the year. Maria Branch shows her paintings in the La Casita Gallery, and sculptor Guadalupe Jacquez Calderon works out of Gallery 10. The galleries, museums and the Old County Jail have finally established regular hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The First Friday Art Walk showcases artists’ work and features live entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. The Mission Trail Art Market is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month through November. Public art is also beginning to find its place among the attractions. Members of the San Elizario Historic District have commissioned a series of 12 simulated bronze sculptures celebrating the history of the area. Artist Guadalupe Jacquez Calderon has already produced three pieces in the series. “Billy the Kid” is near the Old County Jail and a large “Ox,” sym- bolic of the animal that powered the Old Grist Mill, is near the mill. Commemorating the arrival of Don Juan Oñate to the area in April 1598 is “El Encuentro,” a sculpture of Oñate and a Manso Indian, which was unveiled April 21 in the sculpture garden at the new Peña Gallery in the Historic District on Alarcon Road. “Buffalo Soldier,” fourth in the series, will be unveiled later this year. San Elizario promoter Al Borrego empha- sizes that San Eli is just on the cusp of being discovered. “With three museums and all the art galleries you can now spend an entire day here. Things are finally beginning to come together. It takes time, but one day soon this will be one of the most exciting destinations in the region.” UTEP Centennial Museum If living on the border makes you curious about how our boundary lines were created and border issues are managed, check out the “Maps, Minutes and Monuments” exhibit that continues through July 20 at UTEP’s Centennial Museum. This highly informative exhibition chron- icles the history of the International Boundary and Water Commission, which was created by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. With headquarters in El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico, the IBWC has been charged not only with overseeing the boundary lines between the United States and Mexico, but also the allocation of water, desalinization and wastewater treatment between the border- ing states of each country. “The history of the IBWC and the El Paso/Juarez region are as intertwined as a strand of DNA,” said exhibit curator Michael Tarabulski, United States IBWC Librarian. “Through this exhibit, the citi- zens of our region should gain a sense of the part the IBWC has played in creating the El Paso and Juarez we know today, and the work that these regionally located agencies do that affects the economy and environment along our shared border.” In addition to historical documents, maps and photographs, the exhibit will also fea- ture a number of engineering artifacts, including brass survey equipment, used by the IBWC over the past century. Information: 747-5565 or museum.utep.edu Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer specializing in the visual arts. El Paso Scene Page 46 June 2013 Gallery talk Cont’d from Page 45 41,000 copies each month El Paso’s Best Advertising Value! Call 920-7244 for information Museum Scavenger Hunt — The Border Museum Association’s 5th annual hunt runs through July 29 at 20 participating museums in the El Paso/Las Cruces area. The hunt encourages participants of all ages to learn more about the area’s history, art, desert and other subjects while exploring the region’s museums. Contestants visit the museums, find mystery objectives and have forms validated at each site. Forms available at all participating museums. Museum fees vary; many are free. Information: 747-5565 in El Paso or (575) 541- 2137 in Las Cruces. Centennial Museum — University at Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747-8994 or museum.utep.edu. Showing through July 20: “Maps, Minutes and Monuments: History of the Boundary Line, 1848-2012.” El Paso Exploreum —The city’s first “liv- ing laboratory” museum for children is at 300 W. San Antonio (south of Convention Center). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Last admission is one hour before closing time. Information: 533-4330 or elpasoexploreum.org. Admission: $8 ($6 seniors over 60, and military and educators with ID; free for infants). The Exploreum includes multiple interactive exhibits in four theme areas: construction, avia- tion, role-play and high tech. Opening Saturday, June 8 is a water table fea- turing a dam, removable locks and a mini fishing pond; a collection of clean, moldable sands and a new bubble exhibit that includes a human- sized bubble maker. Summer camps are June 10-Aug. 23. El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. Admission is free unless listed otherwise. Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmu- seum.org. Summer camp runs 9 a.m. to noon June 17-21, for ages 8-12. El Paso Museum of Archaeology — 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and city holidays. Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/. Showing through June 9: “Walking With Ancestors: From Mesoamerica to the Southwest.” Archaeology Camps for ages 7-12 planned 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday, June 11- July 26. El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays); noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, except as listed. Information: 351-3588 or elpa- sotexas.gov/history. Now showing is “Heritage of Faith: Mission of Hope: History of the Diocese of El Paso,” an exhibition celebrating the Catholic Diocese of El Paso’s 100th Anniversary. Tribal Café Belly Dance Extravaganza 2: Women Empowering Women is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, with coffee, pastries, henna painting dances and music with Tribal Style Dancers, Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer and their students and drummers. Admission is free; all ages welcome. Opening reception for “Views from the Museum,” works by the Plein Air Painters of El Paso, is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13. The show includes scenes of the Museum, the Main Library, Insights and City Hall, as well as other downtown views from the Museum. The exhibit runs for three months. Lucille Dominguez-Muñoz hosts a Women of Segundo Barrio Empowerment Workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22. El Paso County Historical Commission Chairman Bernie Sargent presents the illustrat- ed talk “The Socorro Mission: Its past, present and future” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Showing through June 30: “Charrería: The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture.” Admission is $5 ($2 students); free for mem- bers, active military and children under 6. History Summer Day Camps are June 11- Aug. 23 for ages 7 to 13. Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums — Both museums are located in Building 1735, Marshall Road on Fort Bliss. Hours are 9 a.m. El Paso Scene Page 47 June 2013 Please see Page 48 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and all federal holidays. Enter through Cassidy Gate off U.S. Highway 54. Admission is free. Information: 568-5412. Magoffin Home State Historic Site — 1120 Magoffin. The adobe home, built around 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, includes authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily lives of the Magoffin family. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish language tours offered Thursday through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $4 ($3 ages 6-18). Group tours available with advance registration. Information: 533-5147 or visitmagoffinhome.com. National Border Patrol Museum and Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays. Admission is free. Information: 759- 6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com. Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso — More than 150 years of El Paso railroad history are on display at Union Depot Transit Terminal, 400 W. San Antonio. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 422- 3420, 256-4409 or elpasorails.org. War Eagles Air Museum— 8012 Airport Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 seniors and military; free for children under 12. Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-museum.com. Showing through June 9: “A Hundred Years Ago: The Buffalo Soldiers Revisited” art exhibit. Las Cruces area Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154 or las- cruces.org/museums. Weekly storytime is 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at the center, followed by art jour- neys at the Museum of Art. Showing June 7-22: “Peru is Beautiful,” peo- ple and landscape photography by Peter Goodman. Showing June 7-Aug. 31: “Coffee: The World in a Cup,” the story of one of the world’s most widely traded commodities and how it has affected cultures, economics and environments across the globe. A viewing of the History Channel documen- tary “Coffee-Modern Marvels” is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Coffee and Tea dying workshops for ages 9-12 is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22. Pre-regis- tration required. The monthly History Notes Lecture is 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13, with “Theatre and Social Consciousness” by Irene Oliver-Lewis. The new Cultural Book Club meets at 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, to discuss “The Devil’s Cup – A History of the World According to Coffee” by Stewart Lee Allen. Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. dur- ing the First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120 or las-cruces.org/museums. Las Cruces Railroad Museum— The museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. Mesilla, (at Las Cruces avenue west of the Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is free; donations encouraged. Information: (575) 647-4480 or museums.las-cruces.org. • Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the sec- ond Saturday of each month (June 8, July 13). Families can try out early 20th century games. • A Brown Bag lecture is noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. Jeff Wooton of Fort Selden will explain 19th century soldiers’ uniforms. • Toddler Story Time is 11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month (June 15). Listen to a Thomas the Tank Engine book, and enjoy a Thomas video while completing a related free craft activity. Children of all ages welcome. RSVP requested. • Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, to discuss the murder mystery “Web of Evil” by J.A. Jance. The National Model Railroaders Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, to share tips and techniques. The public is wel- come. NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. The 47- acre museum chronicles the 3,000-year history of agriculture and rural life in New Mexico. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 seniors 60 and older; free for museum members, veterans and children age 4 and under. As part of the Las Cruces Explorers Kids Club, children age 5-17 admitted for $1 during the summer months. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org. The museum will take part in the Blue Star Program with free admission for active military families Memorial Day through Labor Day. Active duty military and veterans always admit- ted free. Antique Treasures Day is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, with the annual guided tours given of the museum’s collection rooms of more than 9,000 artifacts. Former State of New Mexico Forestry Division Timber Management Officer George Duda presents “Trees are Killing Our Forests: Forest Health in the West” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, as part of the museum’s culture series. Duda talk about how the misinterpreta- tion of natural processes has created a time of unparalleled loss of forests and woodlands in the Western U.S. Suggested donation: $2. Showing through Aug. 4: “Virginia Maria Romero: Past, Present & Future.” Showing through Sept. 15: “New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable” presented by the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Showing through October in the Tortugas Gallery: “Green Machines: Celebrating 175 Years of John Deere,” with tractors from 1929- 1952, as well as other implements and toys. Showing through March 16, 2014 in the Legacy Gallery: “The Cañada Alamosa Project: 4,000 Years of Agricultural History. “. Showing through March 23, 2014: “Mesilla Valley Weavers: Threads Through Time,” Roping on horseback in the Museum’s Roping Arena are 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; a Parade of Breeds in the 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the Round Pen. The Museum’s Horse & Cattle Barn features the new, long-term exhibit, Slim Green, Master Saddle Maker. Pony rides for children offered 10 a.m. to Page 48 June 2013 El Paso Scene At the Museum Cont’d from Page 47 Please see Page 49 noon Saturdays. Tickets: $5 per ride (available in the lobby or near the barn). Cart rides to see livestock also offered (call for schedule). The museum’s summer Camps and classes for kids and teens are June 4-Aug. 2. NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art Center, 1390 E. University Ave, (Williams Hall) on the NMSU campus, Las Cruces (east of Solano). Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday, and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free. Information: (575) 646-2545 or nmsu.edu/artgal. NMSU Museum —Kent Hall, University at Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 646-5161 or nmsu.edu/museum/. The Zuhl Museum: Home of the Zuhl Collection — NMSU Alumni Visitors’ Center, 775 College Dr. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 646-3616 (visitor Center), (575) 646-4714 (museum director), [email protected] or nmsu.edu/zuhl. The center features more than 1,800 pieces of petrified wood, fossils and minerals White Sands Missile Range Museum and Missile Park — Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holi- days. Free admission. Visitors must provide a current license, car registration and proof of insurance. Information, directions: (575) 678- 8824 (local call) or wsmr-history.org. Also Deming Luna Mimbres Museum— 301 S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-4955 or deminglunamim- bresmuseum.com. Geronimo Springs Museum— 211 Main in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger). Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600 or geronimospringsmuseum.com. A dedication ceremony for the Healing Waters Trail, a 3-mile scenic trail beginning at the museum, is 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The trail goes through the historic T or C Bathhouse District, to the Rio Grande onto the Veteran’s Memorial Park, and looping back to the museum. Hubbard Museum of the American West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. Docent-led tours of permanent exhibits are 10 a.m. Fridays. Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 chil- dren 6-16; free for children 5 and younger and museum members). Information: (575) 378- 4142 or hubbardmuseum.org. Showing through July 5: “Time Exposures: Picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century.” The exhibit, organized by the Pueblo of Isleta, features a three-part exhibit of pho- tos, interactive video and stories of the Isleta Pueblo during the 19th century, as well as the work of many prominent western photogra- phers of the 19th century. Showing through Sept. 9: “Celebration of Arte” exhibit recognizing excellence in the con- temporary visual arts of the American West. Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours available. Admission is free, donations accepted. Information: (432) 837-8734 or [email protected] Showing June 22-Sept. 1: “Southwest Landscapes,” works on paper and canvas by Caroline Korbell Carrington. New Mexico Museum of Space History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The museum features the International Space Hall of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater and Planetarium. Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Call for school tours and group ticket arrange- ments. Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437- 2840 or nmspacemuseum.org. The museum will take part in the Blue Star Museums Program, offering free admission for active duty military and their families Memorial Day through Labor Day. For IMAX schedule, see “Film Scene.” Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum— U.S. 82 across from the Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M. Hhours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, weather permitting. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12). Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloud- croftmuseum.com. Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway, Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Admission: $3 suggested donation. Information: (575) 538-5921, 1-877-777-7947 (out of town), or silvercitymuseum.org. Showing through July 28 is “It’s A Wrap,” works by the Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective. Showing through Sept. 8 is “A Vessel by Any Other Name.” A spinning demonstration with Kathi Anderson and Jacque Cusick is 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Joe Gill will give a brown bag talk on “Railroads of Southwestern New Mexico” noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 6. A cowboy bandana embellishing class is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8, for ages 8 and older. Advance registration encouraged. A book signing and presentation by John Catsis for his book “Fulltimers: The Adventures of Lou and Martha” is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Interactive family activities and free Father’s Day gift for dads is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16. Bilingual storytelling with Maria Vigil is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22. An inkle weaving workshop for ages 16 and older is 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Pre-registration required. Cost: $20. The annual Ice Cream Social and cake walk is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. Hours are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855 or toytraindepot.homestead.com. The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around Alameda Park 12:30 to 4 p.m. Cost: $4. June 2013 El Paso Scene Page 49 At the Museum Cont’d from Page 48 El Paso-Juarez Historical Museum — Curator Fred Morales hosts historic exhibits, lectures and walking tours. Information: 255- 9644, [email protected], or elpa- sowalkingtours.com. Historical Exhibition of the “Old Cordova Island Vicinity” runs through June at El Paso Library’s Main Branch 501 N. Oregon, down- town. The exhibit covers the island when it was first settled by Cristobal Cordova in 1774 to the present. Admission is free. A Historical Walking Tour of Kern Place is 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1. Meet at Madeline Park, intersection of Baltimore and McKelligon. Cost: $5 donation. A lecture on “The History of the Barrios of El Paso” is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Maud Sullivan Room of El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch. Admission is free. Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society and Haunted History - The organization offers a variety of “ghost tours” each month. All proceeds benefit Concordia Cemetery for restoration and preservation. Age 13 and older welcome. Tours are $10, unless otherwise list- ed. Information/reservations: 408-7461 or ghosts915.com. • Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tours are 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 1 and 15, at historic Concordia Cemetery. Bring a camera. Meet at 8:30 p.m. at the Yandell entrance. • Ghost tour of San Elizario Historic District is 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 7, during the First Friday ArtWalk. Meet at the Golden Eagle Gallery, 1501 Main Street. • A Ghost and Game tour of Cohen Stadium is Saturday, June 8, following the regularly sched- uled Diablos games. Cost includes both tour and game. • Downtown Ghost Tour is 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Meet at 8:30 p.m. in front of the Downtown Main Library (Cleveland Square) next to the El Paso Museum of History. History Notes Lecture Series —The monthly program is 1 to 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, north end of the Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The June 13 talk is “Theatre and Social Consciousness” by Irene Oliver-Lewis. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154 or las- cruces.org/museums. ‘Last Tour of the El Paso Smelter: The Smokestack’ — Capstone Productions pres- ents premiere screenings of the documentary by local producer Jackson Polk at June 20-22, at El Paso Scottish Rite, 301 W. Missouri. Screenings are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday. The documentary fea- tures the history and demolition of the ASAR- CO Smokestack. Admission: $7 ($6 with mili- tary or student ID). Information: elpasogold.com. El Paso Mission Trail Visitor Center — El Paso Mission Trail Association’s center sup- porting the three historic churches in the Mission Valley — Ysleta Mission, Socorro Mission and San Elizario Chapel — is at 6095 Alameda (at Zaragoza). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Information 790-0661, 851-9997 or visitelpasomissiontrail.com. San Elizario walking tours — The San Elizario Historic District hosts free guided walking tours of its nationally recognized his- toric district at noon and 3 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month starting at Main Street Mercantile, 1501 Main Street. Information: 851-0093. Chamizal National Memorial — 800 S. San Marcial. The National Park Service oper- ates the memorial on land once claimed by Mexico as part of a decades-long dispute over the international boundary. The visitor center has an exhibit on the history of the Chamizal dispute,. Park grounds and picnic area open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; visitors center hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday, plus one hour before performances on Sundays. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273. Ranger talks are 2 p.m. every Saturday in the Visitor Center (at the boundary marker between the flags). Free ranger guided tours and interpretive programs are offered at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tours last 45 minutes to an hour and consist of walking short distances on the park grounds, as well as visiting various museum exhibits and displays located in the vis- itor center. Interpretive programs will include U.S./Mexico history and treaties, Cordova Island, the park’s mural Nuestra Herencia by Carlos Flores, the establishment of the Memorial, and a variety of other items related to the borderland community. Storytime with park rangers are 10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Admission is free to both storytime and crafts, but space is limited: call for reservations. Los Portales Museum and Visitor Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. The muse- um is operated by the San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society, and is housed in an 1850s Territorial-style building across from the San Elizario church. It offers gifts, family trees, historical artifacts as well as information on the “First Thanksgiving” and the Salt War of 1877. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 851-1682. Mission Trail — Three historic churches lie within eight miles of each other in El Paso County’s Mission Valley. • Mission Ysleta — Spanish and Tigua Indian refugees from northern New Mexico founded the community in the 1680s. The first mission was built in 1692 and rebuilt completely in both the 18th and 19th centuries. The current struc- ture was built in 1851. It’s near Zaragoza and Alameda on the Tigua Reservation. Information: 851-9997 (El Paso Mission Trail Association). • Mission Socorro — The first adobe structure in Socorro was built in 1692, and like nearby Mission Ysleta, was destroyed by floods in later centuries. The current structure dates back to 1843, with additions completed in 1873. It’s off Socorro Road two miles southeast of Ysleta. • San Elizario Chapel — Established in 1789 as a Spanish presidio, or fort, to protect the Camino Real, San Elizario was the first county seat of El Paso. The church was built in 1877, replacing a church built about 25 years earlier. Technically, San Elizario Chapel is a presidio church, not a mission. It’s on the San Elizario plaza, off Socorro Road, 5.5 miles southeast of Socorro Mission. Nearby is the famous jail that Billy the Kid reportedly broke into to rescue a friend. Group tours are available. For San Elizario tour information, call 851-1682. El Paso Scene Page 50 June 2013 Two new 'El Paso Landmark' Watercolors by |·i 0/·(:j./:· k:«.i-« For prices & other information on these pieces, go to www.olchefski.com or call 915-240-5756 The Riviera Restaurant El Paso High School Please see Page 51 Page 51 June 2013 San Elizario Veterans Museum and Memorial Walk — The museum, operated and managed by the non-profit San Elizario Veterans Committee of the San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society, is at 1501-B Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345- 3741 or Ray Borrego, 383-8529. Fort Selden State Monument —The monument, in Radium Springs 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesday). Admission is $3; (ages 16 and under free). Sunday admission for New Mexico residents is $1. Information: (575) 526-8911 or nmmonu- ments.org. Fort Selden was a 19th-century adobe fort established to protect early settlers from Indian raids. The monument seeks to preserve the remaining ruins and has a visitors center with exhibits of military life at the post. From Las Cruces, take I-25 north to Exit 19. The fort is planning campfire cooking classes for the summer, and an horno building work- shop in late September. Dates and details to be announced; class size limited on a first come, first serve basis. Those interested in participat- ing may contact “Ranger Dave” at the fort. Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society hosts guided tours of the historic fort at 9:30 a.m. selected Saturdays at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six miles east of Silver City, N.M. Meet at the For Bayard Museum on the west side of the parade ground. Tour takes about 90 minutes; wear walking shoes. The museum will also be open. Admission is free, but donations appreciated. Individual tours may also be scheduled in advance. Information: (575) 388-4477, (575) 388- 9123 or fortbayard.org. El Paso Scene GETELPASOSCENE when you order from DOMINO'SPIZZA Why bother hunting down a copy of next month`s Scene? Just order a pizza from any Domino`s in El Paso and ask for the Scene to be delivered with the pizza It`s FREE! (The Scene, not the pizza!) This offer good while supplies last. Copies of the Scene also can be picked up at each Domino´s location in El Paso. WESTSIDE 585-9500 6633 N. Mesa FARWESTSIDE/ UPPERVALLEY 845-7500 5076 Doniphan NORTHEAST 757-3433 10048 Dyer FORTBLISS/ CENTRAL 562-3500 3907 Dyer EASTSIDE 594-7555 2128 Wedgewood FAREASTSIDE 857-7600 11660 Montwood SOUTHELPASO 778-4499 6920 Delta LOWERVALLEY 858-8500 8613 Alameda Domino`s Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-10 pm Friday &Saturday, 11am-1am The Salt War of 1877 was a turning point in El Paso history. Anglo newcom- ers to the area tried to wrest political control of the salt fields near the Guadalupe Mountains from long-estab- lished Mexican residents centered in San Elizario. The feud erupted in bloodshed, climaxing in the capture of about 20 Texas Rangers and several executions. What most people may not realize about the Salt War is that it was also the climax in a series of often bloody battles between Anglo and Mexican interests across Texas known as the Cart Wars. The disputes began in southeast Texas, where Spanish/Mexican settlers had competed for nearly a century with Anglo pioneers, including many Irish immigrants, who would become known as the Tejanos. Well after Texas success- fully fought for independence then became a state, bad feelings between Tejanos and Mexican Texans lingered. By the middle 1850s both factions had built up a good business hauling mer- chandise from Indianola on the gulf coast to San Antonio and towns in between. Using oxcarts the Mexicans could move freight more rapidly and cheaply. This infuriated some Anglos, who destroyed the Mexican carts, killing a number of carters and taking their freight. Fighting started in 1855 and escalated through 1857 to the point some feared that a “campaign of death” against the Mexicans would get out of hand. By this time the area the carts traveled through had been divided into six differ- ent counties and most of the trouble was in Bee County, halfway between Indianola and San Antonio. Opinion in some of the counties ran against the carters, who were regarded as an “intol- erable nuisance” (despite being the origi- nal settlers of the region). Some newspapers spoke out against the violence. Other newspapers worried that if the fighting went on against the “weak race” it might become more of a war between the “rich and poor.” The Nueces Valley Weekly stated its “concern” for the Mexican, by claiming as “fact their being low in the scale of intelligence.” News of the violence around San Antonio soon reached Washington and steps were put into play to stop it. A spe- cial militia was formed, which angered some who still wanted the “peon Mexican teamsters” put out of business. But with the arrival of armed escorts, the “war” eventually subsided by the end of 1857. The fighting and bitter feelings between Anglos and Mexicans did not stop around the San Antonio area. For decades Mexicans had been haul- ing salt from the foot of the Guadalupe Mountains, 90 miles east of El Paso, Texas and always had considered it God’s gift for all the people, free for the gathering. But with the advent of Anglo businessmen who wanted to tie up the salt flats for their own profit came one of the bloodiest chapters in El Paso history. The Anglo/El Paso interests were head- ed by Charles Howard, while the San Elizario factions were headed by Louis Cardis and Father Antonio Borrajos. In 1877, Howard sought the arrest of two San Elizario residents who tried to collect salt. That led to an uprising against Howard, who was captured by a mob and held for three days in San Elizario. After agreeing to give up his claim to the salt beds, Howard was released and moved to Mesilla. He soon returned to El Paso and was gunned down Cardis. Howard was charged with murder but continued to press the fight, going down to San Elizario with an escort of Texas Rangers in December 1877 to file charges against those who were collect- ing salt without paying a fee. A mob gained the upper hand, forcing the Rangers to surrender after a five-day siege. Howard and two others were exe- cuted, while the Rangers were disarmed and released. Army troops and angry American citi- zens counterattacked a few days later, killing and wounding San Elizario resi- dents and forcing many others to flee to Mexico. In the aftermath, San Elizario lost most of its political power. El Paso became the county seat and a railroad center, bolstered by a reinforced Fort Bliss. John McVey Middagh is a former saddle shop owner and an amateur local historian. Information: [email protected] Taking a Look Back by John McVey Middagh Texas cart wars preceded Salt War History Lessons Cont’d from Page 50 El Paso Scene Page 52 June 2013 Chicano play readings — UTEP Department of Theater and Dance presents staged readings of two Chicano plays, “Our Lady of the Underpass” by Tanya Saracho, directed by Rebecca Rivas and “Where Was Pancho Villa When You Really Needed Him?” by Silviana Wood, directed by Adriana Dominguez, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 30-June 1, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Basement Theatre, first floor. Adult lan- guage and content. Admission by donation to benefit the Student Scholarship Fund. Information: 747-6213 or uteptheatreboxof- [email protected] Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft Light Opera Co.’s live melodrama performanc- es of “The Great Ice Cream Scheme” are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1, at Zenith Park on Burro Ave. Admission is free, but early arrival recommended. Information: (575) 682-2733 or cloudcrofttheater.com. The next melodrama, “Big Bag,” a quirky spin on the classic Big Bad Wolf fairy tale, is 7:30 p.m. the first three weekends in July. ‘Terra Nova’ — No Strings Theatre Company hosts presents the play by Ted Tally, directed by Algernon D’Ammassa May 31- June 16, at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9 and 16, and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6. Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors over 65 and $7 all seats Thursday). Information/reserva- tions: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org. The play dramatizes the fatal expedition to the South Pole led by Robert Falcon Scott, in which he and his men perished in 1912. ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ — The Las Cruces Community Theatre closes its season with the hit musical by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson and Carol Hall May 31-June 16. Directed by W. Dale Pawley. The happy-go- lucky view of small-town vice and statewide political sidestepping recounts the good times and demise of the Chicken Ranch.Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors, students, military; $8 per person for groups of 10 or more; $7 children under six). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org. ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ — Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas. The adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story with music from the original film will end its extended run 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31-June 2. Directed by Vanessa Payan with musical direc- tion by Laura Sambrano and choreography by Lorraine Varela and Maria Hart. Tickets are $7; $5 for students, seniors and military. 351-1455.. ‘20th Century Celebration’ — Las Cruces Revue Troupe presents the choral revue for all ages by Greg Gilpin at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The show spans a century of music, along with original music by Greg Gilpin. Includes favorites from Elvis, the Beach Boys, Gloria Estefan, Michael Jackson, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and more. Admission: $10. Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223. Summer Repertory — El Paso Community College Performer’s Studio presents its Summer Repertory Season at the Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre on Hwy 54 (Diana exit). Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 non-EPCC stu- dents; $7 EPCC students/seniors. Box office open at 6 p.m. (1 p.m. for matinees). Information: 831-5056, 637-4029 or epcc.edu. • June 13-15 and Aug. 1-3: “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” by Burt V. Royal. The comic-dramatic play takes familiar comic strip children characters and ages them to high school students to examine bullying in our schools. Winner of the GLAAD Award for Drama and other top honors. • June 20-23 and July 25-28: “Next To Normal,” Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musi- cal with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Directed by Keith Townsend. “Next To Normal” is a contempo- rary musical that explores how one suburban household copes with crisis. • June 27-30 and July 18-21: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” Award winning rock musical with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and book by Alex Timbers. Partly based on fact, this Greenday-style rock musical celebrates the life of the country’s seventh president. • July 3-7 and 11-14: “A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Forum,” Tony- winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Directed by Elizabeth Ann Gaidry. A slave tries to win his freedom by find- ing his master the girl of his dreams. ‘Murder To Point Uh Oh!’ — The inter- active murder mystery dinner is 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Fort Bliss’s Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill St. on East Fort Bliss. Cost: $25 (includes buffet); available at the conference center or online at ticketbully.com. Information: 744-1171. Written by Army veteran Kenneth Frehill and Darryl Allara, “Murder Two Point Uh Oh!” is set at the wedding rehearsal dinner of a happy couple. The production casts volunteer sol- diers, family, retirees and DoD civilians as actors; no formal auditions required. Army Entertainment puts on a workshop for the pro- duction. Rehearsals begin two to three days before the show. If interested, call 744-1171. ‘Viva El Paso!’ —The summertime pageant returns to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre for its 36th season 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, June 14-Aug. 10, offering an array of multicolored costumes, electrifying musical production numbers, and legendary characters. The outdoor musical extravaganza highlights the four major cultures of the region, through drama, song and dance, that have called El Paso home: Native American, Spanish Conquistadors, Mexican and Western American. Director is Jaime Barba of UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance. Tickets:$18- $24 and $18 ($4 off children ages 2-12; $2 off military and seniors 65 and older). Group discounts available for groups of 20 by calling 231-1100, ext. 5. Information: elpaso- live.com. Dinners served 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; must be purchased in advance. by noon Friday the weekend of the event. A Spanish-language performance is 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Dinner served 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ‘And Then There Were None’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the classic Agatha Christie mystery through June 15. Directed by Rachel Mullins. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students with ID; $5 students under 18). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com. Also known as “Ten Little Indians,” the play is about a group of people invited to a party on a secluded island. They begin dying one by one... Can they find out who the killer is before everyone is dead? Theatre of the Big Bend — Sul Ross State University’s Summer Theater Program presents live productions in the summer at Sul Ross’s Outdoor Theatre at Kokernot Lodge in Alpine, Texas. Information: (432) 837-8218, 1-888-722- SRSU (7778) or sulross.edu/tobb. The 2013 summer season performance is Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” at 8:15 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 21-July 7. Tickets: $10 ($8 children and seniors). ‘Doin’ Time’ — Ashley Lucas will give a pub- lic lecture and performance on Families and Incarceration at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Hanks High School Theater, 2001 N. Lee Trevino. Lucas is the child of a Texas prisoner and has spent the past 10 years in activism the- atre. The lecture includes performances from her acclaimed play “Doin’ Time Through the Visiting Glass.” Proceeds benefit Community Solutions and the Prisoners Family Conference. Tickets: $12 ($7 ages 12 and younger). Information/advance tickets: 861-7733. ‘Give Us This Day’ — A riveting stage adaptation of the 1956 memoir by Sidney Stewart, 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 28-30, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, relating a first- person account of the Battle of Bataan, the infamous march that followed and the brutal inhuman treatment American soldiers endured for three and a half years. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Information: (575) 546-2841 or RioGrandeTheatre.com. ‘Venus in Fur’ — Lo-fi Productions presents the erotic drama by David Ives, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28-July 13, at the NMSU Readers Theatre (across the parking lot from University Barnes & Noble) in Las Cruces. Directed by Michael Wise. Admission: $7. Information: (575) 650-3496. The A beleaguered playwright/director is desper- ate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sado- masochistic tale ”Venus in Fur.” Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally des- perate actress — oddly enough, named Vanda. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality. Auditions & classes Kids-N-Co. auditions — Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, will host auditions for ages 8 to adult at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, June 2-3, for its comic production “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by Professor TJ Barker’s Troupe of Theatricals,” by Ernie Nolan. 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Instructor is Algernon D’Ammassa, director of No Strings’ production “Terra Nova.” Information: (D’Ammassa), (575) 545-7613 or [email protected] “Shakespeare Performance Workshop” classes are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, June 1-15, with a showcase presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Cost: $100. “Introduction to Acting” classes are 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 11-27 with a showcase presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27. Cost: $80. El Paso Playhouse auditions — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, hosts auditions for auditions for its upcoming summer and fall plays. Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplay- [email protected] Auditions for “All In the Timing,” a collection of comedic one acts and short plays, are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 22- 23. Show dates are Aug. 2-4. Auditions for the female version of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” are 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, June 23-24. Directed by Darci Georges. Needed are two men and six women. Show dates are Aug. 16-Sept. 7. Border Theatre Acting Workshops — The Border Theatre Group hosts acting labs taught by area professionals noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 8 p.m. Sundays, at Glasbox art space, 1500 Texas. Cost: $100 per month Information: 412-5283 or bordertheatre.org Free playwriting workshops available Sundays upon advance request. On stage Cont’d from Page 52 G rowing up without a father. Many children in this country do just that – and for the same reason El Paso native Ashley Lucas did. Her father was, and still is, in prison. Children respond to that absence in many ways. Some become belligerent. Some often have chips on their shoulders and lack self-esteem. But for Lucas, the need to fill that gap took an artistic turn. She wrote a play about it. “Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass” is a series of monologues showing people who have been affected by a family member being in prison. “In many ways this play is a very selfish endeavor,” Lucas said. “When I began this project, I desperately needed to write, but more than that I needed to find people who understood my experiences as a prisoner’s child. People who have a parent or parents in prison are much more likely to one day become incarcerated themselves than peo- ple whose parents have not gone to prison.” In her research and interviews, she found comfort in the stories of the people in her shoes. She also found out that, in many ways, she was lucky. She has a supportive mother who encour- aged her daughter’s creative genius. Lucas has been performing since she was an eighth grader at St. Clements School, play- ing the role of Anna’s son, Louis, in “The King and I.” After graduating from Bowie High School in 1997, she went to Yale where she majored in Theatre Studies and English (with an emphasis on acting and playwriting), graduating with distinction in both majors in 2001. Then she went to UC San Diego where she earned a doctorate in Ethnic Studies and Theatre and Drama in 2006. She now is at University of Michigan as Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and the Director of the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP), a program that takes undergraduates into prisons, juvenile detention centers, and urban high schools to facilitate arts workshops. “From graduate school onwards, I’ve been specifically focused on theatre for social change, working primarily in Latina/o theatre and in theatre happening in prisons or around prison issues,” Lucas said. “Doin’ Time,” written in 2004, has been performed as a solo piece dozens of times across the country and in Canada, from prisons to universities. She will be in El Paso June 27 at Hanks High School to speak about and perform a few bits of her play as a fundraiser. “What I’m doing at Hanks High School is NOT a performance of the play,” Lucas said. “It’s a talk about prisoners’ families with monologues woven into it, and the event is a benefit for Community Solutions of El Paso, an organization that provides services to prisoners’ children. So few advocacy organizations provide practical help and services to prisoners’ families, and though I don’t live in El Paso anymore and can’t help out with their daily work on a regular basis, this is one way that I can help them continue to help kids who are growing up with the pain of a family mem- ber’s incarceration.” She knows that pain all too well. “Being in graduate school, I felt very much alone in many respects, and when my father was denied parole for the third time, I needed more than ever to speak to someone who understood what I was going through,” Lucas said. She started reaching out, looking for peo- ple who had family in prison. In 2004 she placed an ad in the newsletter for the Coalition for Prisoners Rights, a publica- tion to which prisoners all over the country can subscribe for free. By mid-January she had received 100 responses from prisoners. She now has received letters from more than 350 prisoners in 35 states and contin- ued to receive new responses until she moved to Michigan. “The men and women who wrote to me are extraordinarily brave for trusting a per- son they will most likely never meet and contributing to a play they will almost surely never see performed,” Lucas said. “I was only able to use a fraction of what they sent me in this show. I hope to write another play or a book some day that can more fully use their words.” Lucas said she took extraordinary cre- ative license in editing together narratives from the interviews, the letters and her life. Some of her characters are taken in their entirety from letters and interviews. Others are purely creations; some are a mixture of the two. “Ultimately they all reside in my body and voice in this production, and my deep- est wish is that my performance will honor all those who shared their lives with me in one form or another, especially my father, my mother, and my sister who each deal with this great drama/trauma of our lives with elegance and dignity.” She said the whole process of putting the stories together greatly affected her own life. “For ten years, I had felt that my family was isolated and silenced because people simply do not discuss prisoners, much less their families,” Lucas said. “The subject is both taboo and dangerous, yet I found many people who were as desperate as I was to share the ways in which prisons have shaped their lives. I am so grateful to these people because we were able to speak to one another as I have never been able to speak to the many people in my life who do not know what it is to live some of the most precious moments of their lives in the visiting room of a prison.” Once written, putting the show together was filled with the challenges of perform- ing with little money while teaching at uni- versity. Director Maria Figueroa and dra- maturge David Kim helped her research, write and rehearse the first version of the show. For many years, she toured the show with just herself and a stage manager. “It’s been lonely and exhausting at times, and I always see the play as a huge respon- sibility because people tend to see me as speaking on behalf of prisoners’ families, though I would never purport to represent such a large and diverse group of people.” Then in 2009, the loneliness dissipated when she began collaborating with Joseph Megel, who directed the current version of the show. “He’s an amazing director, and he knows my heart,” Lucas said. “I implicitly trust all of his impulses in the rehearsal room, and he’s made the show demonstrably bet- ter than it was before.” Megel went with her when she per- formed at Illinois State University in Bloomington and at Lincoln Correctional Facility for Women. “The women at Lincoln have a theatre troupe of their own called Acting Out, and they read my play about six months before my arrival, wrote their own monologues about families and visiting, and rehearsed them with their troupe’s director Sherrin Fitzer, who is a staff person at the prison. Joseph and I spent a day and a half in the prison rehearsing with the women and inte- grating their monologues into my play. We then performed a new version of the play together with all of their monologues and mine for an audience of about two hundred incarcerated women. It was by far the most moving and amazing performance of my life.” A camera crew filmed the performance, and Lucas and Megel now are working with a documentary filmmaker who is interested in producing a film about the play. But nothing surpasses the life-long con- nections she’s made because of this work. “All the prisoners, returning citizens, and their families whom I’ve met because of this play have made me feel so much less alone in my experiences of my father’s incarceration,” she said. “These people have bolstered my soul, and some of them have become close friends.” Carol Viescas is a veteran of community theater and teaches journalism at Bel Air High School. Ashley Lucas will give a public lecture and performance on Families and Incarceration at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Hanks High School Theater. Tickets: $12 ($7 ages 12 and younger). Information/advance tickets: 861-7733. ‘Doin’ Time’ inspired by author’s growing up with a father in prison EI Paso: 1500 Airway · 7144 Gateway East · 4757 Hondo Pass · 2929 N. Mesa 5863 N. Mesa · 7801 N. Mesa · 2275 Trawood · 1331 N. Zaragoza Las Cruces: 1205 El Paseo · 445 S. Telshor Flip Flops Sunny Skies Summer Heat is kicking in School is out So bring the kids to Village InnII Good Food ... Good FeelIngs ® Page 54 June 2013 El Paso Scene Tumblewords Project — The writing workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are free; donations for the presenter are encour- aged. The group is open to all writers in a non- critique, non-caustic forum. Information: 328- 5484 (Donna Snyder), 566-1034 (library) or [email protected] • June 1: “In the Cards” with Donna Snyder. Snyder founded the Tumblewords Project in 1995. The workshop involves the use of images on various picture cards to provide insight into the participants’ subconscious and consequent writing inspiration. • June 8: “Blues Woman: Music & Readings from Untie the Strong Woman by Clarissa Estes” with Rojo Chispas (Jim Sparx), a visual artist, writer and budding street photographer who lives in Hudspeth County. He will read from and play recordings of Estes’s recent book, “Untie the Strong Woman.” • June 15: “For the Birds” with John Williamson. Williamson, a retired art teacher, is a singer, songwriter, potter and sculptor. This workshop is another in his “ad hoc” series of workshops relating to birds, naturalist poetry, genetics, myth, and song. • June 22: “From Tlaloc to Hydroponics: 21st Century” with Arte Alfonso Valenzuela. Valenzuela won the Epstein National Art Award in 1983 and in 1996 he earned an honorable mention in the Siqueiros-Pollack Bi-national Art Contest in El Paso/Juárez. Participants in the workshop will be writing in response to Valenzuela’s visual art and personal history. • June 29: “Wabi-Sabi: Suffered Damage as Beauty” with Mary L. Mooney. Mooney is on the faculty at EPCC’s Sign Language Interpreter Preparation Program. Mooney will present a workshop to explore the metaphysical, spiritual and material concepts of “wabi-sabi” (the beau- ty of all things imperfect and incomplete). Groundbreaking Reads’ — The adult summer reading program, focusing on provoca- tive and highly debated books, run through July at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho in Las Cruces. Registration is June 4-July 12 at the reference desk inside the library. Information/schedule: (575) 528-4000 or library.las-cruces.org. Adults can also join in on other programs cov- ering genealogy, making book planters and geology. Information: (575) 528-4024. Sisters in Crime — The Eastside chapter of the book discussion group supporting women mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at its new location at St. Paul Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, to discuss “Murder With Peacocks” by Donna Andrews. The meet- ing is free to anyone to attend although a small donation may be asked to cover utilities/maid service. Information: 629-7063 or [email protected] Steinbeck Chautauqua — University of New Mexico professor of history emeritus Noel Pugach performs as author John Steinbeck 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 7, at Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Road in Ruidoso, N.M. Steinbeck, one of America’s greatest writers, was also a well-published jour- nalist. Information: (575) 258-3704. Sheryl and Matt reading — BorderSenses hosts readings by local poet Sheryl Luna and writer Matt Mendez 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at The Percolator Café, 217 N. Stanton. Luna will read from her new collection “Seven” and Mendez will read from his book “Twitching Heart.” Admission is free. Information: [email protected] Cultural Book Club - The new club will hold its first meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, Las Cruces. The club will meet at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month to explore the culture, history and literature of the experience of living in the southwest, in addition to com- plementing the varied exhibitions at the Branigan. The June 18 session will discuss the book “The Devil’s Cup - A History of the World According to Coffee” by Stewart Lee Allen. Information: Cassandra Lockwood, Curator of Education, (575) 541-2219. Books Are Gems — 7744 North Loop Ste B (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit organization sells and gives away new and used books. Books are sold for $1-$2, and children who come to the store may receive five free used books. Teachers can also receive free books for their classroom. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: Information: 845-5437 or booksaregems.org. Friends of the Irving Schwartz Library Bookstore — The bookstore at 1605 George Dieter (in Dieter Plaza) offers books, fiction, non-fiction, records, CDs, magazines, cards and other items. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Paperbacks, current magazines, records and CDs average 50¢, hardcover fiction is $1-$2, and National Geographics are 5¢. Funds raised from sale of donated books benefit the library. Book donations accepted. Information: 593- 0015. Southwest Reading Connections — The new book club for adults meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, at Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, dedicated to exploring the connections between life in the southwest in fiction and non-fiction. Meetings last around 90 minutes. Information: (575) 522- 3120 or las-cruces.org/museums. Barnes & Noble (East Side) —9521 Viscount. Information: 590-1932. Local author T.C. Bryant will sign copies of his book “The Day God Played With Me,” a true story from his childhood, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Little One’s Storytime is 11 a.m. every Saturday with Miss Bonnie. • June 1: “Tea Rex” by Molly Idle • June 8: “Nugget and Fang” by Tammy Sauer • June 15: “Because I’m Your Dad” by Ahmet Zappa • June 22: “A House for Hermit Crab” by Eric Carle • June 29: “Hug Time” by Patrick McDonnell The Summer Reading Program, “Imagination’s Destination,” runs through Sept. 3, for grades 1 through 6. Barnes & Noble (West Side) — 705 Sunland Park. Information: 581-5353 or bn.com. Nieman Fellow and Mexican Bureau Chief of the Dallas Morning News Alfred Corchado will sign copies of his book “Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7. The American Girl Book Club for girls meets at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15 for discussion and activities on “Oodles of Sweet Stuff.” Westside Sisters in Crime mystery reading group meets at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1. Children’s storytimes are 10 a.m. Saturdays. • June 1: “Press Here” by Herve Tullett • June 8: “Steam Train, Dream Train” by Sherri Duskey Rinker • June 15: El Paso Country Day School reading “That is Not a Good Idea” by Mo Willems • “Red & Yellow Noisy Night” by Josh Selig The Summer Reading Program, “Imagination’s Destination,” runs through Sept. 3, for grades 1 through 6. Reading Art Book Club — The book club of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main, will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, to discuss “The Hare with Amber Eyes” by Edmund De Waal, that traces the journey of a netsuke (tiny Japanese carving) through genera- tions of his family. Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-cruces.org/museums. Rail Readers Book Club — The club meets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla in Las Cruces, to discuss “Web of Evil” by J.A. Jance. Information: 575-647-4480. Leaving her home in Sedona, Ariz., Ali Reynolds returns to Los Angeles for her final divorce hearing. When her soon-to-be ex-hus- band does not show up for the hearing and is later discovered murdered, she becomes the focus of the investigation. Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) — 700 S. Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575) 522-4499. George Willis, an award-winning sports columnist for the New York Post will sign copies of his latest book “The Bite Fight: Tyson, Holyfield and the Night That Changed Boxing Forever” at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Children’s “Good Morning” storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays. The Summer Reading Program, “Imagination’s Destination,” runs through Sept. 3, for grades 1 through 6. Barnes & Noble at NMSU — The College Booksellers at New Mexico State University are at 1400 E. University in Las Cruces. Free parking in designated spaces Information: (575) 646-4431, NMSUbookstore.com or on Facebook at NMSUi. The bookstore hosts free story times for chil- dren: • National Donut Day story and free donuts are 2 p.m. Friday, June 7. • Tacky the Penguin will visit at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, and noon Sunday, June 9, for readings of his books. • Flag Day Storytime is 2 p.m. Friday, June 14. 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June’s theme is award-winning foreign movies: • June 1: “Valentin” (2003). In Spanish with English subtitles Rated PG-13. • June 8: “In the Mood for Love” (2001).PG. • June 15: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” (2011). Rated R • June 22: “The Pianist” (2002). Rated R. • June 29: “Zatoichi” (2004). In Japanese with English subtitles. Rated R. Book-to-Movies at Branigan Library — Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho, Las Cruces, presents movies based on popular novels 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Ages 18 and older welcome. Admission is free. Information: Elise Vidal, (575) 528-4014. • June 5: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Rated PG-13. • June 12: “The Hunger Games.” PG-13. • June 19: “Lincoln.” PG-13. • June 26: “Argo.” Rated R. Movies on the Lawn — UTEP Union hosts free movies at sunset (around 8:30 p.m.) Fridays, June 7-Aug. 2, at UTEP’s Glory Field (orth of Sun Bowl) and University Field, 3233 Mesa, at Kern,. Admission: $5. Information: 747-5711 or utep.edu/union. At Glory Road: • June 7: “Oz: The Great and Powerful” • June 21: “Despicable Me” At University Field: • June 14: “The Game Plan” Pax Christi Film Series —The series presents “Hidden Battles,” a documentary about the psychological impact of war on the lives of five soldiers, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services’ Mother Teresa Center, 2400 E. Yandell. Discussion will follow. Admission is free. Information: 740-3962 or 490-1451. Film Las Cruces — The Rio Grande Theatre and the City of Las Cruces Film Liaison present the monthly forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or Las-Cruces-Film.org. Plaza Classic Film Festival local film submissions — The 6th annual classic movie festival is seeking works by local filmmakers for its “Local Flavor” series honoring the work made in, around or about the border region. Filmmakers are invited to submit works through June 15. Films must have a local con- nection. Filmmakers should provide at least three DVDs or blu-rays of the work labeled with film name, director, aspect ratio and run time. Submission forms available online at plazaclassic.com. ‘Night at the Library’ — Screenings of the film directed by El Pasoan Tito Arenal are Friday through Sunday, June 21-23 and June 28-30, at Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas. A teenage computer geek discovers the magic in books through an adventure with some favorite liter- ary characters during a night at the library. The movie was filmed at the El Paso Public Library. Showtimes are 7:30 and 9 p.m. Friday, 1, 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday and 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $2 in advance; $3 at the door. Information: 351-1455. Marfa Film Festival — The annual festival that celebrates filmmakers from around the world in an intimate setting is June 26-30, at various locations in Marfa, Texas, with feature length and short film screenings, specially curat- ed selections, music videos, outdoor screenings and more. Tickets: $15 individual screenings; $75 day pass; $275 general five-day festival pass; $550 B.I.G. Access pass. Information: marfafilmfestival.org. GhostLight 48-Hour Film Slam — Filmmakers of all levels are invited to partici- pate in GhostLight Creative’s “film slam” in which 8-minute short films are made — con- ception to completion — within the span of 48 hours for a total of $1,000 in prize money. Production briefing is 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Kinley’s House Coffee, 2231 N. Mesa. Open to all levels of experience, including novices. Registration: $49 by June 7; $79 after. Space is limited; early registration encouraged. Information: 500-1284 or [email protected] creative.com. Online registration at ghost- lightevents.com. The Slam Screening Party for the public is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Admission: $3. Proceeds support the Tapestries of Life charity currently constructing what will be the largest orphanage in Latin America (in Guadalupe, Mexico). Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla. The historic theater, oper- ated by the Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors and students; $5 society members and children); $5 on Wednesday. Information: (575) 524-8287 or mesillavalleyfilm.org. • May 31-June 6: “To the Wonder.” Directed by Terrence Malick, Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko portray a couple who fall in love in France. Rated R. • June 7-13: “The Angels’ Share.” A whisky distillery inspires a new dad and his mates to escape their hopeless lives. Not rated. • June 14-20: “Harvest of Empire.” The docu- mentary argues that immigration from Latin American nations is the direct result of U.S. maneuvering. • June 21-27: “The Painting (Le Tableau).” The subjects of a painting come to life and search for the man who created them in Jean- François Laguionie’s animated film. • June 28-July 4: “At Any Price” A farming family’s’ business, as well as the relationship between father and son, is threatened. Stars Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron. Rated R. New Mexico Museum of Space History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The museum’s Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater presents: • “Tornado Alley.” Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this science adventure. Showtimes: 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. • “Hubble.” Audiences blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness spacewalks and experience the Hubble Telescope’s imagery. Showtimes: 10 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Showing at 1 p.m. are “9 Planets and Counting” (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) and “Planetarium Show (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Tickets: $6 ($5 for seniors and military; $4 ages 4-12). Planetarium show admission: $3.50. Ages 3 and under free for all shows. Museum/Max combo tickets available. Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840 or nmspacemuseum.org. Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay Duncan prepared this list of top monthly “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by studio and release date. Release dates are sub- ject to change. June 7: • The Internship (20th Century-Fox) — Rose Byrne, Chuti Tiu, Vince Vaughn. Directed by Shawn Levy. • Much Ado About Nothing (Lionsgate) — Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz. Directed by Joss Whedon. A modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s comedy classic. June 14: • The Bling Ring (A24) — Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson. Directed by Sofia Coppola. • Man of Steel (Warner Bros.) — Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe. Directed by Zack Snyder. Reboot of the “Superman” franchise begun in 1978. • This Is the End (Columbia) — James Franco, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Rogen. June 21: • Monsters University (Walt Disney) — CG Animation. Featuring the voices of Billy Crystal, John Krasinski, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman. Directed by Dan Scanlon. Prequel to Monsters, Inc. (2001). • World War Z (Paramount) — Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale. Directed by Marc Forster. June 28: • Byzantium (IFC Films) — Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Caleb Landry Jones. Directed by Neil Jordan. • The Heat (20th Century-Fox) — Sandra Bullock, Thomas F. Wilson, Melissa McCarthy. Directed by Paul Feig. • I’m So Excited (Sony Pictures Classics) — Pepa Charro, Javier Cámara, Lola Dueñas. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. • Redemption (Lionsgate) — Jason Statham, Vicky McClure, Lee Asquith-Coe. Directed by Steven Knight. • White House Down (Columbia) — Channing Tatum, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Richard Jenkins. Directed by Roland Emmerich. DVD Releases June 4: • Identity Thief / R • A Good Day to Die Hard / R • Warm Bodies / PG-13 • Escape From Planet Earth / Pg June 11: • Snitch / PG-13 • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters / R • Oz: The Great and Powerful / PG June 18: • Stoker / R • Quartet / PG-13 • Jack The Giant Slayer / PG-13 June 25: • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone / PG-13 El Paso Scene Page 55 June 2013 El Paso Scene USER’S GUIDE Publication Schedule & Monthly Deadlines El Paso Scene comes out on the Wednesday following the fourth Monday of the month. The deadline for news announcements is the third Monday of the month. The deadline is June 17 for the July 2013 issue, which will be distributed beginning June 26. The deadline for camera-ready advertising is June 19. For ads that require design work, please submit requests by June 12. 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To request our free weekly email newsletter, go to www.epscene.com/newsletter.php El Paso Scene Page 56 June 2013 Local: Warped Tour Celebrates Lucky No. 13 in Las Cruces You really shouldn’t base concert-going deci- sions by price, but when you use up all your fingers and toes twice over counting all of the bands you are going to see and you still have change from your fifty, then it certainly comes into consideration. This year marks a baker’s dozen for the annual event and almost as many times for our sister city of Las Cruces to host it. Eco-friendly initiatives are still in place for the traveling carnival, complete with bio-diesel fuel for touring vehicles and solar-powered sound systems. They will also be shooting for the extra gold star in social consciousness by encouraging fans to skip the line with their “Feed Our Children Now” and “Cell Phones Recycling” programs. Organizers have also brought back “Bandhappy,” a way for the masses to get that one-on-one interaction with their favorite musicians on the tour. Then there is the music itself for 2013: An Electronic Dance Music stage has been added for that burgeoning market and the “Acoustic Basement” will be expanded. The largest genres will always be Emo and Punk, but there are all the colors of the rainbow from Ska to Metal to Hip Hop, to good ol’ rock ’n’ roll. June 26 is the date to enjoy the sun and the sounds of the summer season. Halloween comes early as UTEP cele- brates two eras of Wicked. On June 8 we get to witness first-hand if the student becomes the teacher and, even better, if the old master has some new tricks up his sleeve. Whoever came up with this bill cer- tainly had the macabre on his mind. No mat- ter who’s your favorite, it’s irrefutable that Alice Cooper has earned the title of “shock rocker” and that the closest challenger in the last decade was Marilyn Manson — so what could be better than getting them both on one night(mare)? They are both still releasing new material with Alice conjuring up his sequel to his 1975 masterpiece, “Welcome to My Nightmare,” in late 2011 and Mr. Manson unleashing his ninth studio album, “Born Villain,” just a year ago. They are sure to pull out the hits, as well as introducing us to some of their latest tales. This is being billed as “Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour 2013.” So it might just be one of those times where you can come for the music or the show — either way you are going to be entertained down to your core. National: Blind Melon, “Blind Melon 20th Anniversary Edition,” Capitol It has been 20 years since the tragically mis- labeled “one-hit wonder” Blind Melon unveiled its amazing debut, an album that easily fits into my personal Top 20 greatest albums. That’s even more upsetting because after lead vocalist Shannon Hoon’s death a series of underrated, fantastic discs followed. The first attempt was “Unified Theory,” which consisted of two original Melons. Then “Abandon Jalopy” upped the ante with three founding members. Lastly, in 2008 they came close to full circle with all the guys in place and the addition of vocalist Travis Warren. This is what perhaps lit the fire for this celebratory release. Besides adorning a slightly different cover and having been soni- cally upgraded with remastering, the true treasure here is the inclusion of five bonus tracks. These are affectionately known as “The Sippin’ Time Sessions.” The release features three original versions of songs that made the grade to the final disc, but here they have a richer organic feel, and with each and every utterance the depths of Shannon’s soul is revealed. Also added is “Soul One,” which made its way to the posthumous “Nico” LP. Lastly is “Mother,” a tune that has never made it onto any physical format. If all you know is “No Rain,” then be pre- pared to be washed away by the intensity, the emotion, the passion and the sheer brilliance that was Blind Melon. Midnight Oil, “Essential Oils,” Columbia/Legacy Australia may not rank as a major music exporter by most, but the “land down under” has given us some well-known acts, from AC/DC to INXS to Crowded House, and many more. One of the best that actually had a much larger songbook than many would imagine is Midnight Oil. The band was front- ed by environmentalist Peter Garrett, who came into most of our lives as he gyrated and wiggled around in their 1988 “Beds are Burning” video. They were no overnight suc- cess story: That was the band’s sixth album and it spawned several hits. Another disc fol- lowed with minor success and after that America shamefully lost interest. Making matters worse was the band only got better with the release of “Breathe” and “Redneck Wonderland,” and then their label lost inter- est as well. They packed it in nearly a decade ago, but Legacy Records has given us all a reprieve. “Essential Oils” celebrates all parts of their special slippery substance. The dou- ble-disc set combs over their entire cata- logue, all 12 albums and two elusive EPs: 36 tracks of rich, thick, solid goodness. The hits are certainly there and are bright spots indeed, but it is the in-between moments that make this collection truly incredible. “Essential Oils” are not just for skin and hair: Crank it up and bathe in some seriously splendid sounds. Guster, “Live Acoustic,” Ocho Mule It seems to be happening more and more in this modern age: if you are not on your favorite band’s email list or checking their webpage daily, you might just miss an incredible opportunity. The band dangling the golden carrot this time is Guster. This group appeared on the radar in the mid ’90s as an acoustic trio from Boston with dual vocalists, an extraordinarily quirky leader and whimsical lyrics. Then there is the immediately recognizable drummer who refused to use sticks and has opted for a bare hands approach on his full-fledged drum kit. Perhaps that can be most appreciated in a visual live setting, but the next best thing is “Live Acoustic.” Their newest limited disc is only obtainable via their website. The collec- tion truly showcases their sound, combining rich harmonies, pop layering and the percus- sive thread that punches it all up. They have also added a string section for the show, which adds a lush sheen to several songs. The set list runs 16 tracks long and takes us on a journey back to a cut off their sopho- more effort. This was originally pressed in a ridiculously low quantity of 2,000, but the band has changed the color of the cover and unleashed a few more for those who missed the first round. There is no telling if they will go for a third, so pick yours up today. Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’ Dice Music. Drop him a line at [email protected] ‘In The Heights’ - UTEP Dinner Theatre closes its season with theTony Award winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda July 5-21. Information: 747-6060. Alfresco! Fridays —The 11th season of free outdoor concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Arts Festival Plaza. Information: 534-0665 or alfrescofridays.com. • July 5: Aztec Zociac (jazz/funk) • July 12: Magiztral Sonora (cumbia) • July 19: Toll Booth Willie (ska, 80s) • July 26: Frontera Bugalu (Latin variety) Aqua Posse Summer Swimming Invitational — The area’s largest swim meet hosted by El Paso Aqua Posse is Friday through Sunday, July 12-14, at the Ascarate Pool, 6900 Delta. The meet usually attracts more than 400 athletes from Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Spectator admission is free. Information: 562- 1242 or aquaposse.org. Battle of the Champions Karate Tournament — The 11th annual tournament is July 12-13 at the El Paso Convention Center. Information: 329-3008 . Ysleta Mission Festival — The annual fies- ta is July 12–14 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 131 S. Zaragosa. Admission is free. Information: 859-9848 or ysletamission.org. Run for a Margarita — El Paso Symphony Orchestra hosts the 5K Run and 1 Mile walk at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, beginning at Riviera Restaurant, 5218 Doniphan. Registration infor- mation: EPSO, 532-3776, Chris Rowley, 478- 5663 or raceadventuresunlimited.com. ‘The Pillowman’ — UTEP Theatre and Dance presents the play by Martin McDonagh July 18-21 in the Fox Fine Arts Basement Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free; adult language and content. Information: 747-6213 . Family Camp Out Adventure — El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host the family overnight event July 19-20, at Memorial Park Reserve Area. For details: 240-3310. Online registration at elpasotexas.gov/parks. Texas Tattoo Showdown Festival — Noon to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 19-21, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $25 per day; $45 weekend pass. Information: 626-4799 or texastattooshowdownfestival.com. ‘Arrival: The World’s Greatest Abba Show’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra pres- ent the music of Abba at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Plaza Theatre. $30-$85. (Ticketmaster). Trot for Tots — The Child Crisis Center’s 5K walk and competitive run is Saturday, July 27. Information/registration: 562-7955, ext. 218 or raceadventuresunlimited.com. ‘Pasión Flamenca: Amor Gitano’ — Gallegos y Baile Flamenco! presents the tradi- tional flamenco show at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Chamizal National Memorial. Tickets $15 at the door. Information: 755-1414. Dancing in the City — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and Convention and Visitors Bureau present the 4th annual outdoor dance concerts 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays through July 27, at Arts Festival Plaza. Information: 541-4481. • July 6: Sorry About Your Sister (rockabilly) • July 13: Yarn (country) • July 20: Samba Society (samba) • July 27: Ivon Ulibarri and Cafe Mocha (salsa). ‘Melodies at the Park’ — El Paso Parks and Recreation’s free outdoor music concerts are Sundays twice monthly during the summer monthss. Information: Eliseo Duran, 252-9031 or Sandy Rodriguez, 240-3310. • July 7: Villa at Veterans Park 5301 Salem • July 28: ManJelly at Blackie Chester Park, 1100 N. Zaragoza ‘Viva El Paso!’ —The pageant at McKelligon Canyon is at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 10. Information: elpasolive.com. A Spanish-language perform- ance is 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Music Under the Stars — The 30th sum- mer concert series is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 11 (except July 7) at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheate. Admission is free. • July 14: Morry Sochat and the Special 20’s (Swing and Blues from Chicago, Ill.) • July 21: Jenni Dale Lord (Americana from Lubbock) • July 28: Fungi Mungle (70s’ Disco) Chivas El Paso Patriots Soccer —The team’s home games are 8 p.m. at Patriots Stadium, 6941 Industrial. Information/tickets: 771-6620 or elpasopatriots.com or uslsoccer.com. • Thursday, July 18: Laredo Heat • Saturday, July 20: Austin Aztex. El Paso Diablos Baseball - Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Information: 755-2000 or diablos.com. • July 2-5 and July 18-21: Laredo Lemurs. • July 6-9: Grand Prairie Air Hogs • July 29-31: Wichita Wingnuts. Southern New Mexico Fort Stanton Live! — The celebration of living history is July 12-13, at Fort Stanton, 20 miles northeast of Ruidoso. Admission: $5 (free for ages 16 and younger). Information: (575) 354-0341 or fortstanton.com. July Jamboree —10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, with more than 60 area artisans. Information: (575) 682-2733. ‘The Tortoise Versus The Hare’ — Missoula Children’s Theatre will host public performances at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19-20 at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Ticket information: (575) 523-6403, [email protected] or riograndetheatre.com. Steve Smith and Chris Sanders with Hard Road — The annual benefit concert for KRWG radio is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Ticket information: (575) 646-2222 or krwg.org. 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