The Black Cat Poets have been meeting since 1991. Anyone can join the monthly gathering and enjoy a noncritical, appreciative atmosphere and either listen or read poetry or prose to the group (5 minutes-worth, or about 3 poems). Coffee and pastries are available for purchase. Repeats every 1st Sunday of the month. Admission is free.Contact: Carol Borsello, 575-202-8642, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fishing tournament began in 1991 and unites volunteers who love to fish with disabled and disadvantaged children. The event kicks off at 8am with a free pancake breakfast for the kids, followed by a day of fishing and an awards lunch. Volunteers are needed to work the shore, provide boats, or act as first mates. Donations are also welcome.Contact: Will Dooley, 575-744-5567, email@example.com. more info
The SWEEC Endangered Species Lecture Series presents “The Last Rhinos: A New Mexico Natural History of Prehistoric Species Among Us,” presented by Dr. Diana Deblanc. Dr. Deblanc, an international rhino conservation specialist and New Mexico equine veterinarian, will explore a time and space when prehistoric species shared our habitat. As part of the presentation, anyone can get a photo with the juvenile rhino sculpture “Riley.”Contact: Michelle Kells, Southwest Environmental Education Cooperative, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weather allowing, dozens of balloons will take flight over Elephant Butte Lake and the surrounding area starting around 7:15am, with a Balloon Glow Saturday night at the Turtleback Mountain Music Festival. Pilots inflate on Lions Beach. Ballooning is a wind-driven sport. On event days, if weather is not favorable at 6:30am when the pilots meet, the event goes into a 30 minute weather hold. If the weather has not changed by 7am event may be limited to a ground display. State park admission fees without an annual park pass are $5 per car, or $15 for a tour bus. Walk or bike in for free.Contact: Jimmy McCarthy, email@example.com. more info
Enjoy live music within view of the golf course on Friday from 7-11pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, and Sunday 11-4. Musical lineup includes Terry Bullard, Tudy Romero and the Silver Bullet Band, Constance Zimmerman, Rotnae, Bert Ferguson, and others. Held in coordination with the Balloon Regatta, sponsored by Sierra Vista Hospital & Clinics.Contact: 719-289-1218, firstname.lastname@example.org. tickets
Gentle-to-moderate level yoga. $20 per month. Non-residents who are visiting: text Susie for info on dropping in.Contact: Sherry Veglia, 228-671-9667, .
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, .
This alcohol-free social activity is great for staying in shape. The only requirements are the ability to walk, and knowing your right from your left. No partner is needed; experienced dancers will “angel” any new dancers. Singles, couples, and families (9 yrs+ minimum age) welcome.Contact: Carole Wheeler, Sierra Twirlers, 575-313-9971, email@example.com.
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.Contact: Sylvia Villanueva, 915-274-6495, .
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, .