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

Geologist and snowbird Bruce Cox, an active member of the Sierra County Rock & Gem Society, will share his knowledge of the area’s geology. The indoor venue is spacious, but heated. Distancing will be practiced. Masks are required for entry.

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

Sunday, February 6

Black Cat Poetry Reading

1-2:15pm, Ingo’s Art Cafe, 422 N. Broadway,

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, carbor1405@gmail.com.

The ghost city of San Marcial, once located at the north end of Elephant Butte Lake, has a fascinating history. Dam Site Historic District staff historian Will Dooley will present. The indoor venue is spacious, but heated. Distancing will be practiced. Masks are required for entry.

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

Saturday, February 12

Second Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, downtown commercial / hot springs district,

Participating businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants on Broadway, Main, and points in between. Check the Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for late-breaking information.

Contact: MainStreet Truth or Consequences, director@torcmainstreet.org.

Sunday, February 13

T or C Story Lab

1-2pm, T or C Brewing Co, 410 Broadway,

Themes for the final Story Lab: “The One That Got Away.” Email TorCStoryLab@gmail.com for details or to participate.

Contact: Alice Hutchins, 360-628-4499, .

Ranger Austin Wilson will present myths and facts on javelinas, coyotes, mule deer, jackrabbits, porcupines, desert-dwelling mice, and other mammals. The indoor venue is spacious, but heated. Distancing will be practiced. Masks are required for entry.

Contact: Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 575-744-5421, .

Spectators and players are invited to the 2022 Turtleback Classic, a Professional Disc Golf Association C-Tier event. Two rounds of at least 18 holes of disc golf will be played. Rolling hills, cedars, pines and desert flora line the fairways at the Muni, providing a gorgeous backdrop for watching professional and amateur disc golfers tackle the challenges of the tournament layout. Follow your favorite players and enjoy a day outside.

Contact: Greta Hansen Begg, Turtleback Disc Golf Club, 612-387-0215, gretahb8@gmail.com. registration info

Will Dooley will talk about familiar women of the past including Sadie Orchard, Magnolia Ellis and Ma Hopkins. The indoor venue is spacious, but heated. Distancing will be practiced. Masks are required for entry.

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

Singer/guitarist Mario Portillo and singer/drummer Harold Dick will perform music of their native cultures (Mexican and Apache) and provide some background of each piece. The indoor venue is spacious, but heated. Distancing will be practiced. Masks are required for entry.

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

Weekly Events

Tuesdays

Community Wellness Clinic

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

Call to reserve a slot for a half hour massage with Teina. Suggested donation: $25+ per half hour.

Contact: Teina, 760-336-9189, delaluz.studio@gmail.com.

Thursdays

Square Dancing

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, randcintennessee@msn.com.

Saturdays

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, .

Sierra County Recreation and Tourism
301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences NM
Director@SierraCountyNewMexico.info
575-894-1968

New Mexico Tourism
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