El Paso Lions Club/Central Club Meetings
2nd and 4th wed. 7pm at Lubys Cafeteria 1010 Chelsea
Healthy Heart Walks — The city’s Parks and Recreation Department’s monthly family walks begin at 8 a.m. on selected Saturdays through November at various local park and recreation centers. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome; registration: $5 one-time fee (includes all walks). Information: Sandy Rodriguez, 240-3310 or Eliseo Duran, 544-0753, ext. 21 or 23.
The Sept. 10 walk is at Nations Tobin Sports Center, 8831 Railroad. Information: 757-2743.
German-American Night Run — The 17th Annual German-American Oktoberfest Night Run’s 8K run and 5K fun walk is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, Freedom Crossing, 1611 Haan Road, Fort Bliss. A corporate/military team division 8K Run will also be held; $120 per team. Registration: $15 in advance; $20 day of race. Information: 568-0259, 568-6741 or 568-5995. Online registration at ganightrun.com.
‘Land of the Centaur’ – The historical fantasy is Sept. 9-Oct. 1 at El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, directed by Lynne DuMond. Where was Pancho Villa when his men attacked the town of Columbus, N.M. in March of 1916? This play combines history and fantasy as it explores the limits of faith, the need for love and the desire for revenge. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students with ID). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
Scenic Sundays — El Paso area citizens and their pets are invited to ride, skate, walk or run on Scenic Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sundays through September, and 7 a.m. to noon during the fall and winter months. Safety barrels will line the area and the El Paso Police Department will provide security along this popular path. Hosted by the office of city Rep. Susie Byrd. Admission is free. Information: 541-4416 or email@example.com.
Gun Show — The Paso Del Norte Gun Collectors Fall Gun Show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10-11, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. The show includes guns and antiques for buy, sell or trade. Admission is $5, $4 active military with ID, $3 for under 18. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Information: 598-0935.
‘Dog Day’ swimming event — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host dog swim days 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11, at Nations Tobin Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad Drive. Social dogs will be allowed to enjoy a pool day interacting with other friendly pets. Dogs are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue. Cost: $2 per dog (owners free). Information/pool rules for pets: 544-3556 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
The Animal Rescue League and other agencies will have dogs available for adoption, and the Humane Society will offer adoptions with micro-chipping for dogs at $15 per dog while supplies last.
Chiles con Queso with Art — The dinner benefiting Hospice El Paso is 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Centennial Banquet Center, Biggs Field. Live and silent auction of artist-painted chilies, “chili-poppers” and “chilitos.” Tickets are $125, includes dinner and drink ticket. Tables of 8 available. Information: 532-5699 or
EPCC Career Expo 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011, 9:00 a.m.-noon
EPCC Administrative Services Center
9050 Viscount, Building A
Information: (915) 831-2637
Race for Hope 5K — The 2nd annual 5K race and 1-mile Fun Walk benefiting Living Hope Christian Counseling Services is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Restoration Fellowship, 10200 Album (across from Album Park). Registration: $20 for 5K; $15 fun walk by Sept. 6 Nov. 8 and $25 for 5K; $20 fun walk. Students receive $5 off per event. Teams of 10 or more $15 per runner. Information: Mike Coulter, 274-5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race day registration and packet pick-up is 7 to 7:45 a.m.
Border Legends Concert — The 3rd annual concert featuring several of El Paso area’s well-loved and established performers from the local music scene of the 1960s and 70s perform at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Lancers East, 3135 Trawood. Tickets: $25 (includes finger foods). Doors opens at 4:30 p.m. Information: 252-9840 musiciansofelpaso.com.
Starr Country Fair — The 5th annual Country Fair sponsored by Wrangler is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10-11, at Starr Western Wear, 11751 Gateway West. Admission is free. Information: 533-0113, ext. 27.
Entertainment includes Six Guns & Shady Ladies performances on both days, live country and mariachi music, ballet folklorico, hayrides, old-fashioned cowboy campground and cowboy equipment demonstration, petting zoo, kids’ roping lessons, free horse rides, games, hourly prize giveaways and more.
Proceeds benefit El Paso County 4H, Hudspeth Country 4H, Culberson County 4H and Ft. Bliss 4H groups, as well as the Serna Ranch Youth Leadership program.
Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls’ September bout is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Doors open at 6 p.m., Tickets: $5 and $10. (Ticketmaster). Information: suncityrollergirls.com.
El Paso Roller Derby — The new roller derby league takes on the Tall City Roller Betties Saturday, Sept. 10, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $6-$10, plus service charge. information: 474-1666 or elpasorollerderby.com.
El Paso Roller Derby was established in late 2010 and hopes to become a member league of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
‘Shakespeare on the Rocks’ Theater Festival – The 23rd annual Shakespeare festival is Aug. 26-Sept. 11, at Chamizal National Memorial’s Amphitheatre, 800 S. San Marcial. This season’s plays are “The Taming of The Shrew,” “Othello” and “Twelfth Night.” Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10 adults ($8 full-time students with ID; seniors 65 and older). Group tickets: $6 each for groups of 10 or more; available at 474-4275. Information: Eden Enterprises, 227-2397 or shakespeareontherocks.com.
• “Othello” is Saturday, Friday, Sept. 9.
• “Twelfth Night” is Saturday, Sept. 10.
• “Taming of the Shrew” is Sunday, Sept. 11.
Camila — The Mexican pop/rock band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at El Paso County Coliseum, with opening act La Utopia. The band has won three Latin Grammy Awards including Best Album by a Group or Duo in 2010 for “Dejarte de Amar” and Song of the Year for their hit single “Mientes.” Tickets: $27-$67. (Ticketmaster).
K-Ci & Jo-Jo — The R&B duo performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at El Paso County Coliseum, with special guests the James Douglas Show and Aubrey Mikel. The former members of the group Jodeci have been nominated for three Grammy Awards for their hits “How Do U Want It” and “All My Life.” Tickets: $25.50, $45.50 and $50.50. (Ticketmaster).
9/11 Remembrance — El Paso Community College will remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers, Pentagon and in Pennsylvania 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 9, at the “Flags Across America” Memorial, corner of US 54 and Diana. The ceremony includes the placing of about 3,000 flags representing the 9/11 victims, color guards from each branch of the military, a 21-gun salute, and a performance by the 1st Armored Division Band. Also this year is a military fly-over and Freedom Walk. Admission is free. Information: 831-5034 or epcc.edu.
Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers and the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0675, or alfrescofridays.com. Sept. 9 – Mariachi Raices de America.
UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, except as noted. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music. Carmen Diaz-Walker, soprano, performs at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, as part of the Faculty Recital Series.
Woman’s Club Fall Festival — Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, will host its annual Fall Festival bazaar 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10-11, featuring a variety of vendors offering arts and crafts, books, antiques and more. Proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of the club, built in 1916. Admission: $3. Information: 532-6131.
Rummage Sale — Coronado Band Boosters host a fundraising rummage sale 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Coronado High School parking lot, 100 Champions Place. Donations welcome. Information: email@example.com.
El Paso Comic Con — Peter Mayhew, the 7-foot-3 actor who portrayed Chewbacca and Billy Dee Williams who played Lando Calrissian in the “Star Wars” saga are special guests at the 2nd annual EPCON Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11, at the El Paso Convention Center. Tickets: $20 one day; $35 both days. Information: 422-2846 or
Southern New Mexico
‘Pickamania!’ — Mimbres Region Arts Council celebrates folk, bluegrass and Americana acoustic musical traditions Sept. 9-11 in Gough Park, corner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver City, N.M. Vendors booths with food, arts and crafts, and raffle drawings also featured. A Band Scramble jam session is Saturday. Admission is free; $10 for Friday night dance. Information: (575) 538-2505, 1-888-758-7289 or mimbresarts.org.
Friday night dance is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Buckhorn Opera House with entertainment by Honey Gitters.
Live music in the park is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday (jam session begins at 7:15 p.m.); and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday’s headliners are the Savory Family Cajun Band from Louisiana. Sunday’s headliners are Spring Creek from Colorado.
New Desert Harmony Singers — The community mixed chorus, directed by Dave Kinkaid, present an encore performance of “A Celebration of American Music,” in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Oñate High School’s Performing Arts Center, 5700 Mesa Grande in Las Cruces and Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 New York Avenue, in Alamogordo. Tickets: $10
Information: (575) 650-4417 or newdesertharmonysingers.blogspot.com.
Act I, “Made in the USA,” goes back to New Orleans and the birth of the blues, rock and roll and country through the 1970s and a patriotic medley.
Act II, “100 Years of Broadway” features more than 60 songs from dozens of Broadway’s hit shows, accompanied by NMSU dancers in Broadway show costumes, directed by Deborah Knapp.
Doña Ana Doll Club Show & Sale — The annual doll and doll accessory show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Days Inn Convention Center, 901 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces. Includes dolls, doll accessories, Teddy bears, toys and miniatures. Dolls may be brought in for minor repairs, restringing and advice about care and refurbishing. Door prizes every hour. Admission: $2 (free for ages 10 and younger). Information: (575) 523-1413.
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — The 31st annual regatta is 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11 at Lion’s Beach, Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Events including competitions, mass ascension of around 50 hot-air balloons, vendors, arts and crafts, food, music and more. Admission: $5 per car. Information: (575) 821-8558.
St. Genevieve’s Fiesta — The Las Cruces church’s annual fiesta celebrating the church community’s 152nd year, is 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10-11, at St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave., with food, children’s activities and live entertainment from mariachi, NMSU Gospel Choir, Ron Theilman and a Saturday night dance with Nuevo Seis. The church’s famous gorditas will be served as well as hamburgers, corn on the cob, desserts, drinks, snacks and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-9649 or stgen.info.
Mass is 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by the procession to the fiesta.
Huachas tournament is 2 p.m. Sunday. Prizes awarded to first and second place. Entry cost: $10.
Fort Selden Frontier Day — The annual celebration at Fort Selden State Monument, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Frontier Day features living history demonstrations, a special presentation on the Buffalo Soldiers stationed at the fort after the Civil War, reenactments of frontier living history, entertainment and more.
Living history and events include: military encampment with infantry cavalry and artillery; period cooking demonstrations such as a chuckwagon camp, summer kitchen wood cook stove, traditional horno bread baking, period schoolhouse exhibit, military drills and black powder demonstration. Also: a 1860s game of rounders (baseball), kids’ history hunt and an assortment of period games. Victorian tea will be followed by a bake sale and daylong silent auction.
The events begin with reveille and flag raising at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 9-11 remembrance.
Guest speakers will talk on Modern Medicine in 1873: New Mexico Forts during the Western Expansion Era, Diseases of the Civil War and A Ladies Day in the 1880s. There will also be a Buffalo Soldiers book signing, presentation and walking tour of Fort Selden by author Allan J. Holmes.
The 19th-century adobe fort was established to protect early settlers from Indian raids. The state monument seeks to preserve the remaining ruins, and has a visitors center with exhibits of military life at the post.
The monument, in Radium Springs 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesday). Admission is $3; (ages 16 and under free). Sunday admission for New Mexico residents is $1. Information: (575) 526-8911 or nmmonuments.org.
‘Plaza Suite’ – The Las Cruces Community Theatre, in the city’s Downtown Mall, kicks off its 2011-2012 season with the Neil Simon comedy Aug. 26-Sept. 11. Directed by Les Boyse. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Gala opening night is Aug. 26. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors/students/military; $8 per person for groups of 10 or more; $7 children 6 and younger). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.