What to Do in Sierra County This Weekend
The Story of a Pioneer Family: The Cornelius Sullivans of Monticello & Dusty, NM
Geronimo Springs Museum, 211 Main Street, Truth or Consequences
This exhibit pays tribute to the New Mexico Centennial and tells the story of a young Irishman from New York who came out West to Sierra County in the 1880s and became a prosperous cattleman and landowner in spite of great tragedy and hardships. His story is the poignant tale of one man's ability to prevail against all odds and achieve the American Dream...in the setting of the Wild West of 19th Century America. The exhibit will be on display for 6 months along with the John Sullivan Exhibit. Free. Contact: Marilyn Pope, 575-894-6600, firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Fishing Day
All day, at fishing sites in Sierra County and throughout New Mexico
The first Saturday in June is free fishing day in New Mexico, when anglers of all ages - residents or nonresidents - can fish without a license, stamp or validation. All other fishing rules apply. The Department of Game and Fish and its community partners conduct free fishing clinics at waters statewide on free fishing day. The Department also invites schools, scouting groups and other community and youth organizations to schedule fishing clinics at other times of the year. Call to schedule a clinic or for more information: 505-476-8095.
Sierra County Farmers' Market
8:30-11:30am, Ralph Edwards Park
South of Riverside Drive between Birch and Cedar, Truth or Consequences
Buy local! Fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, and crafts will all be available, complete with live music accompaniment by a different musician each week! All products sold are locally grown and/or made in Sierra County. EBT and Debit cards are accepted and there's plenty of free parking. See the Farmers' Market website for more information and late-breaking news. Contact: Colleen Davis, 575-894-9375, colleen@
WCC&D 29th Annual Fiesta
grounds open at 9am, WCCD Community Center, Winston
The Winston, Chloride, Chiz & Dusty Community Association hosts its 29th Annual Fiesta just 35 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences / Elephant Butte via Hwy 52. Grounds open at 9am; the day's events include a parade, BBQ dinner, craft fair / flea market, cow chip poker, theme raffle, games for kids of all ages, entertainment on the patio, and a western dance from 8pm-midnight. Pay $5 at the door for the dance, otherwise it's a free event. Contact: Linda Turner, 575-743-0190, montecristogallery@windstream.
6/2/2012 - 6/3/2012
VFW Benefit Pistol Shootout
Saturday, 9am-1pm; Sunday, 10am-last shooter
Adobe Hills Shooting Range, north on Kopra to Gun Club Road, Truth or Consequences
VFW Post #1389 will receive 100% of the proceeds of this pistols-only contest; all shooters are welcome, but must bring at least 100+ rounds. Fee is per shooter; $10.00 for the first pistol, and $5 for each additional pistol. A $2 discount is available to those who sign up in advance at VFW Post #1389.
Prizes, donated by the community, will be awarded to the top shooters in each category. Eye and hearing protection is required for shooters and spectators alike; folks should bring their own seating and refreshments. Contact: Sidearms Training Academy, Tim Tyrrell, 575-921-6369.
New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers' Association Saturday Night Dance
7-9pm, NMOTF Playhouse, 710 Elm Street, Truth or Consequences
Old country dancing keeps the heart young! Real old-time fiddle music in a family-friendly, non-smoking environment will be provided by Harold Puncher Keith on fiddle; John Tate on guitar; Snooky Keller on piano; Helen Tate on drums; Carolyn Mayfield on vocals and guitar; and Larry Nelson on bass. Donations are welcome! Contact: New Mexico Old Time Fiddler's Association, Zelma Iorio, 575-297-4071, zelmastone@