events in Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, Hillsboro, Caballo, Chloride

Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend

City Pool Opening

1:30-4pm, 4:30-7pm, J.H. Hodges Swimming Pool, Daniels at Charles,

Grab your suits and towels and sunscreen, the T or C city pool will open on Memorial Day with 2 open swims. Admission for 2023: $5 per adult, $4 for seniors and kids, $2 for non-swimmers, and free for anyone age 2 and under.

Contact: City of T or C, 575-894-6151, .

Head up to Hillsboro for a show at the Community Center featuring award winning musician Rooster Blackspur & Wilderness. Doors open at 5:30pm, show begins at 6 . Suggested donation: $20.

Contact: Janice Richmond,

Friday through Sunday, June 9-11

Turtleback Mountain Music Festival

4:30pm Friday through 5pm Sunday, Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course, 685 Marie,

Three days of music, two stages, 18 bands playing Rock, Country, Latino & Blues.

Contact: Denise Addie, Uplyfting Spirits, 602-738-0212, . tickets

Tuesday through Saturday, June 19-24

Spaceport America Cup

Spaceport America Vertical Launch Area, County Road A021,

After presenting results from a year or more of research and development to peers and prospective employers in an academic conference at the Las Cruces Convention Center, students will launch solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets to target altitudes of 10,000 and 30,000 feet under real world conditions at Spaceport America. Updates are on the website and on Facebook. Visitors are encouraged to attend opening day at the Las Cruces Convention Center and must pre-register to attend the launches at Spaceport America which are open to the public. Tickets can be found at Pricing is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 18 years and under. Want a front row seat? Volunteers are needed.

Contact: sign up to volunteer

Join Emergence for a high energy dance concert. The dynamic live electronic deejaying duo Future Joy features Emily on vocals and keyboard and Zach on saxophone and vocals. A sound healing with “Fluture Joy” is also on the bill. A limited number of seats are available; most of the room will be open for dancing, which is encouraged. Emergence is a shoes-off venue; no food or drink (except water bottles with lids) are permitted. Doors open at 6:30pm, show runs 7-9pm. $15 per person. To lock in your spot and avoid fees, send $15 to @FutureJoy on Venmo or $FutureJoy on Cashapp.

Contact: Chris & Jessica, online tickets

Join the City of Elephant Butte as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary!  The big celebration will coincide with the fireworks at Elephant Butte Lake State Park on July 1st and includes food, music and more.

Contact: City of Elephant Butte, 575-744-4892, .

This annual show begins shortly after 9pm. Fireworks usually launch from Rattlesnake Island, but the show can be seen from almost anywhere at the lake. It’s the biggest fireworks show in New Mexico reflected on the waters of the state’s largest body of water. Rain date: July 2.

Contact: Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 575-744-5923, .

Saturday, August 19

Starlight Concert Series: Double Duos

7pm, Black Range Lodge, 50 Kingston Main Street,

Duo one: award-winning singer/songwriter Wil Maring and national guitar and fiddle champ Robert Bowlin. Duo two: mandolin virtuoso Steve Smith and songstress Chris Sanders (of Hard Road Trio). Together they will perform a mesmerizing mix of acoustic folk, country classics and bluegrass originals. Admission is $15, or $10 for seniors, children & SCAC members.

Contact: Catherine Wanek, Black Range Lodge, 575-895-5652,

Weekly Events

Almost Daily

Yoga, Pilates, Movement

Check out the calendar on the Studio de la Luz website for the month’s offerings! Classes are held most days of every week.

Contact: Marlena, 845-807-2265,


Tuesday Wellness Clinic

10am-1pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Call ahead to schedule or walk in and check availability for massage by Roger Swanson (505-459-5607). Suggested donation: $25+ per half hour.


Tuesdays, Thursdays

Free Chair Yoga

11am, T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth Street,

The class is held inside the roomy Civic Center or — when weather allows — outside on the lawn under shade trees.

Contact: Sherry Veglia, 228-671-9667, .

Call for info


Times vary, Gene Speer Tennis Courts, 100 Block of W. Third Street,

Anyone is welcome to join the group and play. Introductory sessions are available too. Call for the schedule and other info.

Contact: Amy Claesson, 575-740-1501, .


Friday Wellness Clinic

10am-1pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Silvia Villanueva is a Reiki master practitioner who combines a variety of Reiki techniques alongside shamanism, angelology, and Buddhist healing mantras for wellbeing. Call her to schedule a session, as appointments are required.

Contact: Sylvia Villanueva, 915-274-6495, .


Old Time Fiddlers Saturday Dance

Live music provided by NMOTFA Fiddlers and Friends. Toe-tapping fun, refreshments and a door prize weekly at this family friendly event. No alcohol or smoking are allowed in the building. All are invited to come and dance or just listen to the music. $4 at the door. Proceeds support the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler’s Association. Repeats weekly on Saturdays.

Contact: Manion Long, New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association, 575-744-9137, .
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