YOGA ON THE ROCKS TOUR
Relax and de-stress with our guide from Blue Lizard Climbing and Yoga, Beth M. and a beautiful morning of yoga at Hueco Tanks. Our yoga tours will go out every month. Spots are limited to ten so reservations are recommended. Call (915) 857-1135×0 for reservations. Bring plenty of water, hiking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and your own mat.
The first event will be May 20th at 7:00am. Summer is here and there are so many wonderful outdoor activities throughout the Sun City.
Venue: Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Admission:7 entrance fee to park plus $2 for event. 13 yrs and older/ 5-12 yrs $2 This fee is waved with State Park Pass-available at the office. $70 covers one full year at all Texas State Parks.
Phone Number: (915) 849-6684
Aaron Jones: A New Journey
UTEP’s all-time leading rusher was finally recognized for his amazing abilities. UTEP Junior running back Aaron Jones was drafted last week by the Green Bay packers. Jones was 39th in the 5th round and the 182nd pick overall. Jones is the first Miner to be drafted since 2008. Jones was a Burges High School graduate and not only inspires UTEP but the entire city of El Paso. At Green Bay Aaron will have an opportunity to compete for the backup running back position behind Ty Montgomery heading into training camp. A great opportunity for a great kid in which we all have confidence he will take advantage of his chance.
2016 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RB – Aaron Jones, Jr., UTEP,…Jones set multiple school records during his prolific junior season. The El Paso native rushed for a single-season school-record 1,773 yards, while climbing his way to the top of the program’s career-rushing list with 4,114 yards, breaking John Harvey’s 28-year old record. Jones averaged 7.7 yards on 229 carries and scored 17 rushing touchdowns (third most in program history). Jones added three more receiving scores, while tallying 2,006 all-purpose yards (fourth best single-season performance in school history). Jones capped the 2016 campaign with a career-high 301 yards and a career-best four rushing touchdowns against North Texas. Jones’s 301-yard effort is the second most yards rushed in a single contest in UTEP history. Jones is currently ranked third in the nation with his 147.8 rushing yards per contest.
Viva El Paso
Be a part of history as Viva! El Paso returns to the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, Celebrating 40 Years!
Four hundred years of history will come to life as told through song and dance in El Paso’s own outdoor spectacular musical pageant – it’s an experience not to be missed! The Franklin Mountains provide a naturally beautiful backdrop for Viva! El Paso, performed live in the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre every Friday and Saturday at 8 PM night starting June 16. The July 21 and 22 performances will be performed in Spanish.
Through the efforts of the Destination El Paso, El Paso Community Foundation and the University of Texas at El Paso. The show was created in 1978 by Hector Serrano and it would be a shame for this long standing sun city tradition to die out. This year Chuck Gordon who is currently an associate professor of theater at UTEP will serve as Directors duties for VIVA El Paso.
So if you have never been to a show then now is the perfect time to experience an El Paso tradition that takes you through this part of the southwest’s rich history and traditions. Tickets for Viva El Paso can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com Along with tickets for Texas BBQ for those patrons who wish to have a meal with their experience. Admission to Viva El Paso is $18 and $24.
Venue: McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children
Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com,
Contact Phone Number:915-231-1100
LULAC: Fiesta de Las Flores Celebrity Golf Tournament & Aarón Sánchez
The Fiesta de las Flores was organized by innovative LULAC members in El Paso, Texas who strongly believed that education is the foundation for the cultural growth and development of our community and this nation; that we are obligated to promote, protect and assure the right of our children to the highest educational principles and standards available; that we must deplore any infringements of this right wherever it may occur and regardless of whom it may affect. The leadership of The Fiesta de las Flores created a comprehensive and innovative art and culture festival. Their focus was excellence in all its endeavors to provide excitement, enjoyment, and education for artists and audiences alike.
The rich and diverse Hispanic and Latino culture and traditions, as well, as the beauty of the arts and wealth of talent that has enhanced the quality of life in our region has provided and is the nucleus for a continuing successful cultural event. The Fiesta de la Flores has been the catalyst that has encouraged and motivated our children not only to stay in school but to seek higher education. For young Latino families and their children, exposure to the finest national and international performers, as well as, the local and regional artists has brought pride in their culture and heritage.
The Fiesta De Las Flores Celebrity Golf Tournament is around the corner. May 20th 2017 marks the day for this year’s tournament that for a great cause. The tournament itself raises money for LULAC scholarships that are awarded locally to gifted hard working kids needing financial assistance for college. This years golf tournament co-chairs will be Dr. William Serrata (EPCC President), Cesar Blanco (State Representative), Tommy Gonzalez (City Manager) and Jaime Esparza (District Attorney).
April 25th it was announced at EPCC that Lulac will be giving 2 scholarships out to two students in the name of award-winning chef Aarón Sánchez. Fiesta De Las Flores will help be raise money for these scholarships. Aarón Sánchez also announced future plans for scholarships for kids in the El Paso area.
Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist. He is the chef/owner of Johnny Sánchez restaurants, with locations in New Orleans and Baltimore, and the co-star of Food Network’s hit series, Chopped and Chopped Junior. In summer 2017, Aarón will join Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi as a judge on FOX’s MASTERCHEF. One of the world’s most distinguished Latin chefs, Aarón is passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen.
Celebrated by both critics and contemporaries, Aarón has won a James Beard award for Television Studio Program (2014) and was the host of the Emmy-nominated Cooking Channel series, Taco Trip. He has starred in multiple Food Network shows including Guilty Pleasures, Best.Ever, Heat Seekers, Chefs vs. City, Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Next Iron Chef. Additionally, Aarón is the host of two Spanish-language shows on Fox Life, 3 Minutos con Aarón, and MOTOCHEFS.
A third-generation cookbook author, Aarón has written two books. His first, “La Comida del Barrio” was published in May 2003 and his second, “Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours” was released in October 2011.
Aarón works with many charitable organizations. He is a Chef Ambassador for WhyHunger and Food Bank NYC, both leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty, as well as a Chef Mentor for Chef’s Move. In fall 2016, Aarón launched the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund (ASSF), an initiative empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community to follow their dreams of attending culinary school. The ASSF provides full scholarships to the International Culinary
Center in NY, internship opportunities, and chef mentorships.
Aarón’s creativity extends beyond the kitchen.? He is a partner at Daredevil Tattoo in NYC, a world-famous tattoo shop and museum.? He is an avid music lover and enjoys cooking to the sounds of Alabama Shakes, Amos Lee, Lenny Kravitz and The Cure.? He has a son, Yuma, and lives in New Orleans, LA.
Location: Ft. Bliss Underwood Golf Course 3200 Coe Avenue, El Paso, Texas
Contact: Nicolas Dominguez (915) 539-1804 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf Tournament Sponsorship is Tax Deductible as permitted by law
YWCA 24TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S LUNCHEON
YWCA El Paso del Norte Region is hosting its 24th Annual Women’s Luncheon featuring educator and writer, Erin Gruwell. Hilary Swank portrayed Erin in the critically-acclaimed film Freedom Writers.” Erin famously transformed the lives of her disadvantaged students by encouraging them to express themselves and challenge their preconceptions about themselves and others. The event provides attendees with the opportunity to hear from Erin, a strong advocate for diversity and education, while celebrating the mission and programs of the YWCA.
Date: April 27, 2017 11:30 A.M.
Venue:Convention Center Plaza
For tickets and more information, please visit: https://goo.gl/nO3LxN.
For information on purchasing a table or corporate underwriter opportunities, please email email@example.com.
Alfresco Fridays: MARIACHI LOS ARRIEROS
Photo Credit: El Paso Live
May 5 Alfresco Fridays welcome Mariachi Los Arreierog. Los Arrieros was originally established to showcase the young local talent performing mariachi music in El Paso, TX. It was also created to be a professional mariachi that could travel, play concerts, and represent El Paso throughout the world. The celebrated concert series that puts the beat in the heart of Downtown El Paso, Alfresco! Fridays, is back for Season 15 presented by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Produced by El Paso Live, the FREE concert series takes place Friday evenings May 5 through September 1 at 6 PM at the Downtown Convention Center Plaza.
Alfresco! Fridays showcases top regional talent performing a fun, diverse mix of music including: Mariachi, Salsa, Classic Rock, Cumbia, Tribute, Reggae, Funk and other El Paso favorites. An added feature this season is the FirstLight Fan Lounge. All FirstLight FCU members are invited to the FirstLight Fan Lounge to enjoy shading, private seating and prime views of the stage for free. Each week, all patrons can sign up to win a pair of passes into the lounge to enjoy the benefits.
Food and drinks are available for purchase in the Strike Zone Café. Guests can enjoy a variety of savory fare including tacos (carne asada, achiote chicken, grilled fish and black bean veggie), juicy burgers including Angus, BBQ, relleno and veggie, as well as brats, hot dogs, nachos and refreshing adult beverages.
Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. No outside food, beverages or pets are allowed in the area.
Date: May 5, 2017
Venue:Convention Center Plaza
Spring Wine Festival
La Viña Winery presents its Spring Wine Festival. Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23 2017, from noon to 7 p.m. Over 20 wines will be available for tasting and purchase. Adult admission to the festival is $20 and includes a souvenir glass and a choice of 9 wines or a glass of wine. There is a $10 admission for 12-20 years of age and those under the age of 12 will be admitted free.
Noon Twisted Hams.
2:15 Frank Zona & Urban Edge
4:30 Slick Reynolds
Noon Guitar Slim
2:15 Austin Jimmy Murphy
4:30 “24/7 Blues Band”
From I-10 take the Vinton Exit (#2 in Texas) turn West on Vinton road, approximately 4 miles to Highway 28, then right 1 mile to the winery. Parking and entrance to the festival is at the back of the winery. Please do not park on Highway 28. No pets or picnic baskets, please. There is an ATM on premise.
Phantom of the Opera
Photo Credit: Phantom of the Opera
Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to El Paso as part of a brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score are performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.
Dates: May 3rd thru May 14th
Venue: Plaza Theatre
Tickets Website: http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com/ustour/
Phone Number: 915-231-1100
Women’s Hueco Hike
Women, come on out to Hueco Tanks and join Park Interpreter Dr. Kendra Moore on a 2-hour hike through Hueco Tanks. Ranger Moor will be showing off some of the interesting flora and fauna of the park, as well as answering any questions that you might happen to have about Hueco Tanks. This is a great opportunity for females of all ages who may feel some apprehension or fear about the activity of hiking. Join in on the fellowship and camaraderie of an all female group, learning the basics in safety and hiking in the desert.
Capacity: 25 people
Time: 9 am
Cost: $7 entry fee + $2 activity fee for anyone 13 years and older.
( Sorry men, women only! You’ll have your own tour later )
If you wish to attend, please call us at (915) 857 – 1135×0 and reserve a spot on the tour.
9:00a to 11:00a
Sat, April 08, 2017
9:00a to 11:00a
Sat, May 13, 2017
9:00a to 11:00a
Sat, June 10, 2017
9:00a to 11:00a
Sat, July 08, 2017
9:00a to 11:00a
Sat, August 12, 2017
Franklin Mountains Poppies Festival
Photo Credit: Museum of Archaeology
The Poppies Fest celebrates the marvelous open space in Northeast El Paso where the 15 acre grounds of the El Paso Museum of Archaeology are surrounded by the 7,000+ acre Castner Range, a former artillery range known for its unique cultural, geologic and biologic features. If the rain and weather cooperate, it is most known for its beautiful and vast display of Mexican Gold Poppies in the spring.
The Poppies Fest is an opportunity to enjoy our beautiful outdoors while learning about what our mountains and desert have to offer.
The museum’s Chihuahuan Desert Gardens boast examples of more than 200 native plants and Franklin Mountains State Park offers trails for hiking and bicycling, camping, day use, environmental education programs and festivals such as the Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta.
‘Dream Big’ with Disney On Ice at El Paso County Coliseum
Photos: Courtesy of Disney/Feld Entertainment
Believing is just the beginning when dreamers in El Paso get to witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies in “Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.”
The hugely popular, action-packed ice skating spectacular will take over the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, May 17-21, for nine performances.
Tickets, which will cost $22, $28, $55 and $65, plus fees, go on sale Saturday, March 11, and will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.
With Tinker Bell as their guide, audiences will follow eight Disney Princesses – Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White – as they embark on incredible adventures, determined to make their dreams come true. In addition, fans will experience the captivating power of sisters Anna and Elsa when Disney’s Academy Award-winning “Frozen” is brought to life on the icy stage as well.
• 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17
• 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18 (Spanish)
• 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19
• Noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20
• Noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 21
Information: 533-9899; disneyonice.com; countycoliseum.com; @ElPasoColiseum on Twitter; facebook.com/EPColiseum; instagram.com/elpasocountycoliseum; @DisneyOnIce on Twitter; facebook.com/DisneyOnIce; instagram.com/disneyonice.
UTEP BASKETBALL: THE FINAL STRETCH
Photo Credit: UTEP Athletics
This UTEP season has had been one of the most interesting seasons in a long time. From fans angrily calling for Coach Floyd being fired to 9000 fans watching the Miners in their final week. This Miner team had a 12-game losing streak mid-season that made everyone almost give up hope. Floyd masterfully turned this team 180 degrees into a team winning 12 of its last 15 games of the season.
The regular season ended on some other high notes as both Dominic Artis and Omega Harris received all-conference honors. Artis received 2nd team all-conference and Harris received 3rd team all-conference. Omega also became the 34th member of UTEP’s 1,000-point club today. Harris also capped off the regular season with an amazing performance against Charlotte. Harris had a career highs game with 27 points and 10 rebounds.
The Miners head into the Conference USA Tournament with a 14-16 record (12-6 in conference). UTEP will be playing this Thursday against Southern Miss/Rice. If they win that game the Miners will most likely face Middle Tennessee on Friday. Middle Tennessee was the regular season conference champion and lost a very close game to UTEP at the Don. Hopefully, that experience translates to a win for the Miners if they do get out of the quarterfinals and indeed face Middle Tennessee.
El Paso Craft Beer Festival
Photos/Images: El Paso Craft Beer Festival
This April 29th many people are looking forward to The El Paso Craft Beer Festival. This Beer festival is the largest beer festival in El Paso. This year’s fest will feature over 150 different craft beers from around the world. More than 60 breweries will be coming to El Paso to showcase their brews. There will also be a liquor garden and lots of adult games. Live music will be going on throughout the day as well as lots of food trucks on-site.
Includes the following benefits
Sampling wristband with (10) 2oz samples with access to 150+ beers. Access to the festival from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Opportunity to purchase full beers. Live brewing area – you will have the opportunity to ask questions, view the process and enjoy aromas and flavors. Enjoy live music, access to both stages and an expanded layout to enjoy, art, games areas and food vendors that will help you pair your food with a great beer. An awesome commemorative 2017 SCCBF tasting glass mug (while supplies last).
Include General Admission benefits + the following benefits (Limited amount)
Early entrance at 12 p.m. V.I.P.ers will get an exclusive shot at tasting all of the beers for an extra hour. Dedicated VIP entrance to the festival. Access to the V.I.P. Lounge with unique, V.I.P. exclusive craft beers to taste. Complimentary beers. Complimentary food. An awesome VIP 2017 tasting mug (while supplies last). Enjoy live music, access to both stages and an expanded layout to enjoy, art, games areas and food vendors that will help you pair your food with a great beer.
Venue: Convention Center Plaza
Tickets: Plaza Theatre Box Office
Phone Number: 915-231-1100