Elephant Butte Inn and Spa

What's Happenin' This Weekend

Another wonderful weekend on the way!  Here's what's happenin' in Sierra County:   Friday: April 27th.  2nd Annual Earth Day Program    9am-3pm, Paseo del Rio campground/Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Below EB Dam on State Road 51.......Friends of Elephant Butte Lake are sponsoring their second annual Earth Day Program. The mission of the program is to provide children with an opportunity to have an interactive experience learning about various subjects associated with the Earth. This year the City of EB is providing trees for the children to help plant and they will also learn about composting. Other programs will be owl pellet dissection, sun bleach painting, an interactive water supply demonstration from the Water and Soil Conservation Department and other fun activities. The programs are designed for children from kindergarten to seventh grade. All children are invited to attend. We only ask that they contact us (575-743-0124) and let us know they will be participating and bring a sack lunch. Earth Day Program is set for Friday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Paseo del Rio. Cost: $5 day use fee.Contact: Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Kelly Cauffman, 575-743-0124, kelly.w.cauffman@gmail.com.

Friday, April 27:Booksigning: Walking Earth by Greg Sagemiller   Noon-2pm, Black Cat Books Coffee, 128 Broadway.  Greg Sagemiller will be reading from and signing copies of his thriller, Walking Earth, which draws on his archeological experience to craft a tale of espionage, murder and double-cross in southeastern Utah. Artifacts looted from a secret chamber behind an Anasazi cliff dwelling resemble the mystifying statues of Easter Island fame.Contact: Black Cat Books & Coffee, Rhonda Brittan, 575-894-7070.

Saturday and Sunday, 28th & 29th:  Kingston Centennial Celebration - "Reaching Across Time"10am-6pm, Main Street, Kingston, NMA Centennial Celebration and Heritage Music Festival. Known as the “Gem of the Black Range”, in the 1880s the silver mining boomtown of Kingston was home to 7000 miners, merchants and madams, attracting the famous and infamous, like Mark Twain, Lillian Russel and Butch Cassidy. Now it's a peaceful community along a spring-fed creek, surrounded by the Gila National Forest. To celebrate the NM Centennial, Kingston's Spit & Whittle Club will host a treasure hunt, a historic building tour, mine site tours, an art show, book signings and live music. Cost: home tour $10, otherwise free.Contact: Spit & Whittle Club of Kingston, NM, Barbara Lovell, 575-895-5501, egbdc4@aol.com.http://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/Visitor_Info/events.html

Monday, April 30:Centennial Committee Exhibit Hanging  Geronimo Springs Museum, 211 Main, Truth or Consequences.  This exhibit will be featured at the museum for the entire month of May.Contact: Geronimo Springs Museum, Marilyn Pope, 575-894-6600, info@geronimospringsmuseum.com.http://geronimospringsmuseum.com

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