Pop in to peruse herbal and medicinal oils, salves, elixers, and tinctures by area artisans. Teas, soaps, lotions, cosmetics, and health foods will also be available, indoors and outdoors. This even may repeat monthly, so stay tuned.Contact: Studio de la Luz, 503-997-5147, .
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, email@example.com.
Local historian Sherry Fletcher will present a selection of newly-discovered photos from the ground breaking of the Carrie Tingley Hospital for Crippled Children. The hospital opened in 1937 and served young patients suffering from polio and other ailments for decades. Today it is the New Mexico State Veterans Home.Contact: Sherry Fletcher or Marilyn Pope, 575-894-6600, firstname.lastname@example.org. learn more about Carrie Tingley Hospital
T or C Public Library kicks off its summer reading program with a visit from “Wonders on Wheels,” the mobile museum owned and operated by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Wonders on Wheels is a specially retrofitted 38-foot RV featuring 300 square feet of arts, culture, history, and science exhibits and curriculum-based programming. The WoW RV travels all over the state bringing museum exhibits to the people of New Mexico. This year, the WoW exhibit is called “Musica Buena, Celebrating Music in New Mexico.” It explores the people, instruments, and dances that are important to some of New Mexico’s musical traditions.Contact: Heidi Heidgerken, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, 505-476-1162, email@example.com.
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: June 26.Contact: Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 575-744-5923, .
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, .