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Saturday October 6, 2012

Blessing of the Animals 2pm, Ralph Edwards Park, Truth or Consequences

Fr Thomas Rowland will preform a blessing of the animals. All faiths welcome. Dogs should be leashed, small animals crated. No aggressive animals or females in heat. Cost: free.Contact: Companion Animal Action Team (CAAT), Diane Lombardo, 575-740-5282, cozddi@aol.com.

Sunday October 7, 2012

Hot Springs Festival 2-8pm, Downtown Truth or Consequences

In 1914 the town of Palomas Hot Springs formally changed its name to "Hot Springs." To celebrate its history as a hot springs destination for almost 100 years, the City of Truth or Consequences, MainStreet Truth or Consequences, and the Historic Hot Springs District hosts a street fair-style block party featuring live music, vendors, a spa poker run, and an opportunity to dangle your toes in our famous hot mineral springs. Musical entertainment for 2012 includes "24/7" from 2-3:30pm and The Yarborough Band from 4-8. Cost: most events are free.Contact: manager@torcmainstreet.org.http://www.hotspringsfestival.com

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pancho Villa: Jaguar in Flames, a talk by W. Michael Farmer 7pm, Hillsboro Community Center, 158 Elenora St. Hillsboro

Farmer’s talk is based on research for his novel, "Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright: The Betrayals of Pancho Villa," which tells the story of events in Mexico and the US that led to Villa’s 1916 attack on Columbus, NM, and the subsequent pursuit by General Pershing. The Columbus raid has been called the first 20th century terrorist attack on the US and has a number of lessons for our own time. Farmer is the author of three previous novels, "Hombrecito's War," "Hombrecito’s Search," and "Conspiracy."Contact: Hillsboro Community Center, Garland Bills, 505-228-2064, gbills@unm.edu.http://www.sierracountyevents.com/flyer/Betrayals-of-Pancho-Villa.pdf

October 11 -14, 2012

Sierra County Fair 9am-8pm, Sierra County Fairgrounds, south Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Arts, crafts, livestock, food vendors, community groups and fun. Cost: free for spectators.Contact: Sierra County Extension Service, 575-894-2375.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Black and White Bazaar 7-10pm, RioBravoFineArt's Ice House, 110 Broadway, T or C

Come enjoy yourself at our fall bash, Black and White Bazaar. Wear black and white costumes and dance to the music of El Paso band, Twisted Hams. Enjoy your favorite local foods and drinks. Entertainment includes a costume contest, vendor tables, silent auction all in the open air environment of the Ice House. Exotic lighting included! Cost: $10.Contact: Sierra County Arts Council, Rebecca Speakes, 894-0615, scacnewmexico@gmail.com.http://www.sierracountyart.org

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Second Saturday Art Hop - October6-9pm, Downtown Truth or Consequences

Galleries, studios, shops and restaurants are open late on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Check the MainStreet Truth or Consequences website for info on opening exhibits and special events. Cost: free.Contact: MainStreet Truth or Consequences, promotions@torcmainstreet.org.http://www.torcmainstreet.org/events/monthly-events/art-hop

Saturday, October 13, 2012

3rd Fall Series Race 10am-5pm, Elephant Butte LakeSailboat race/regatta. Please contact the sponsor for information.Contact: Rio Grande Yacht Club, Jan Zink, 575-313-0392.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 and Sunday, October 14, 2012

Annual Autumn Simply Silk Workshop 9am-3pm each day, Grasshopper Silk Art Studio, 509 Bass Road, Hot Springs Landing, Elephant Butte

This workshop is a great way for any creative soul to learn how to tap into that creative energy. No artistic background is necessary. The techniques you will learn give everyone the opportunity to be successful, from the novice to the experienced silk painter. Silk painting is a very “fun and freeing” art. With just the basic skills, the creative possibilities are endless. You will be introduced to the different techniques used to stretch the silk in preparation to paint, the various types of silk and different techniques used to apply dyes, gutta, presist, soy wax, etc. Then you will learn how to set the dyes using a dye set or steaming your items. The artist will share her secrets to help you achieve beautiful results that are fun and stress free. Silk painting can be as simple and easy as just playing with color, or as complex as any fine art museum piece. So let’s start with simple and easy, create a beautiful piece of wearable art for yourself or to give as a gift. At the same time we will open the door to endless possibilities and have such fun along the way! Cost: $250.Contact: Grasshopper Silk, Sandra Hopper, 575-740-4958, ant@grasshoppersilk.com.http://www.grasshoppersilk.com

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Sunday Poetry Reading 1pm, Black Cat Books and Coffee, 128 Broadway, T or CRead or listen on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Cost: free.Contact: Black Cat Books and Coffee, Rhonda Brittan, 575-894-7070.

Friday, October 19, 2012
Senior Information Fair 1:00pm-3:00pm, Ken James Senior Center Meal Site, 360 Fourth Avenue, Truth or Consequences

Sierra Joint Office on Aging, Sierra Vista Hospital and Sierra Healthcare Center have joined forces to bring you the best in Senior Information. Come for lunch (be sure to RSVP for lunch) then stay to take a look at the booths in the senior information fair. Its a great way to find out what Sierra County has to offer our seniors. Cost: free and open to the public.Contact: SJOA/SVH/SHC, Sharon Finarelli, 743-1272, sharon.finarelli@svhnm.org.http://www.svhnm.org

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Desert Diamond Casino Night 6:30-11pm, Elephant Butte Inn, 401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte

Join us for an evening of fun at the 8th Annual "Desert Diamond Casino Night," a fundraiser for the activities of the Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce. There will be great prizes & games galore! Roulette, Craps, Poker, Black Jack & more! Play is by donation only. Cash bar with drink specials all night. Cost: Donation Only.Contact: Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce, (575) 744-4708, info@elephantbuttechamberofcommerce.com.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sierra County Cancer Assistance, Walk In The Park 9am to 3pm, Ralph Edwards Park, Truth or ConsequencesSCCA is having a fund raising walk to honor survivors, caregivers, and those we have lost to Cancer. The cost is a $5 donation to walk in the park and support SCCA. We are a 501 (c)3 Non-Profit organization, and all funds raised stay within Sierra County. There will be a Raffle, Music, and Food. This year we have an exciting walk planned either around the park or a route we have developed through our downtown. Find out more, or join a team. Contact Steph for more information and a walk packet.Contact: Sierra County Cancer Assistance Inc., Steph Ross, 575-740-3971, srfoxie@gmail.com.http://www.sierracountycancerassistance.org/walk-in-the-park-2012/

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Gathering of Friends Craft Show 9am - 5pm, Lee Belle Johnson Rec Center, 303 Foch Street, Truth or Consequences

Hand Made Art & Crafts, Baked Goods, Metal Art, Home Decor, Christmas, Halloween, Primitives Silver Jewelry, Ceramics and much much more!!! Cost: free.Contact: Gathering of Friends Craft Show, Jackie Hall, 575-894-2468, adobeins@riolink.com.

Saturday, October 20,2012

Kitchen Creations: A Cooking School For Diabetics 9 am-3 pm, Hot Springs High School

A series of 2 free classes (October 20th and 27th) (required to attend both). You will learn how to plan meals, control carbohydrates, and reduce fat, sugar and sodium in cooking without cutting out taste. You will receive recipe books, prepare healthy recipes, and taste foods. Registration is required, so register early - space is limited! To enroll for this free series of classes, register now by calling Sierra County Extension Service Office at 575-894-2375. Contact: Sierra County Extension, Jessi VanDerVeen, 575-894-2375, jessimv@nmsu.edu.http://www.sierracountyevents.com/flyer/KitchenCreationsCookingforDiabetics.pdf

Weekend of Friday October 26 - Sunday October 28, 2012
Old-Time Fiddlers State Competition10am Friday-3pm Sunday, Ralph Edwards Auditorium at the Truth or Consequences Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth, T or C

A wonderful weekend of fun and fiddling, food and dancing. The event begins with a jam on Friday from 10am-4pm. Dances are held Friday and Saturday from 7-9pm - with music by lots and lots of fiddlers! Saturday's contest begins at 10am and ends at approximately 4pm. Immediately following Sunday morning's 9am Gospel Program, the State Championship and Hall of Fame awards commence. Cost: $5 per event.Contact: NM Old Time Fiddlers Association, Zelma Iorio, 575-297-4071, zelmastone@hotmail.com.http://www.nmotfa.com/

Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunrise Regatta 10am-5pm, Elephant Butte Lake Sailboat race/regatta.

Please contact the sponsor for information.Contact: Rio Grande Yacht Club, Jan Zink, 575-313-0392.









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