El Paso Space Festival
Bigger, better, and back by popular demand! The 2019 El Paso Space Festival will provide a week-long celebration of space exploration. We invite you to come and learn more about past, present and future space exploration at the annual El Paso Space Festival. With the help of over 20 different organizations, this year’s space festival will offer fun space adventures for everyone. Mark your calendar for this week-long space festival.
The Space Adventure Extravaganza will feature hands-on space education activities, space talks, prizes, inflatable planetariums, space art, and much more! Visitors will have the chance to do hands-on activities at over 20 different stations throughout the mall provided by Insights and our supporting educational partners.
2019 EPSpaceFestival Schedule
Event space is limited.
9.28.19 – Rocket Launch Day (RC Airstrip in NE EL Paso)
9.30.19 – Family Space STEM Night (UTEP)
10.1.19 – Rocket Science Educator Night (UTEP)
10.2.19 – Planetarium Show (Planetarium)
10.3.19 – Star Party (Hueco Tanks)
10.4.19 – Sci Fi Science Nerd Night (Alamo Drafthouse)
Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is the WILDEST trick-or-treat with an expected attendance of more than 16,000 visitors over the two-day weekend, now with extended hours! The event offers a fun-filled day with trick-or-treat stations, animal encounters, children’s activities, games, frightfully-delightful decorations and much more! Boo at the Zoo is happening Oct 26th weekend and provides families a FUN and SAFE environment to celebrate Halloween along with the Zoo’s exotic and wild residents, the animals.
Venue:El Paso Zoo
Contact Name:Sarah Borrego
Contact E-mail Address:firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 9152122818
Flix Brewhouse Opens this Week with One-of-a Kind Dine-In, Movie, and Brewpub Experience
El Paso is First Location with EG2 Luxury Dining Recliners
EL PASO, Texas – September 4, 2019 – Round Rock-based cinema and dine-in microbrewery, Flix Brewhouse, will open with 500,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space at West Towne Marketplace in Northwest El Paso Thursday, September 5th. Since 2011, Flix Brewhouse has operated as the only first-run movie theatre worldwide with an in-house microbrewery.
Guests will be able to enjoy the pub at Flix Brewhouse which features award-winning regional and local craft beers, as well as signature beers brewed onsite, along with unique menu offerings. Auditorium theatres will treat movie-goers with first access to trademarked, state-of-the-art EG2 Luxury Dining Recliners with easy-glide tables creating a one-of-a-kind experience.
Flix Brewhouse is located at West Towne Marketplace at Interstate 10 and Paseo del Norte (exit at Artcraft). For more information, visit https://www.flixbrewhouse.com/el-paso.
About Flix Brewhouse
Flix Brewhouse is the world’s only first run cinema-eatery-microbrewery. As America’s Cinema Brewery, Flix Brewhouse combines the latest Hollywood productions, award winning, brewed on-premises craft beer and delicious food – all served “in theater,” on an a la carte basis, allowing the experience to be customized. The genesis of the Flix concept stems directly from consumer demand for a better, more value-oriented way to watch a movie. Designed from the inside out to deliver a premium viewing and dining experience at an affordable price, Flix Brewhouse addresses the’ primary concern of moviegoers everywhere – the rising cost of admissions and concessions and the typically poor value realized at the conventional multiplex. The original Flix Brewhouse location in Round Rock, Texas has been in operation since July 2011 and the company now has seven operating locations with new venues opened in 2018 in Little Elm, Texas, Madison, Wisconsin and Chandler, Arizona.
TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL
A new era of college football begins as Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® is announced as the title sponsor of the newly-named Tony the Tiger® Sun Bowl. The postseason contest will feature a power-five matchup between members of the ACC and Pac-12 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 2019, and will be televised for the 52nd consecutive year on CBS. The agreement between the Sun Bowl Association and Frosted Flakes® was brokered by Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment.
A NIGHT FOR SUN CITY
In support of his hometown of El Paso and in response to the tragic mass shooting on August 3, 2019, Khalid will be raising funds through this concert and t-shirt to support the El Paso Community Foundation’s Shooting Victims’ Fund. The concert is being put on by the Great Khalid Foundation and Right Hand Foundation. The event will be taking place on Sept 1st at the Don Haskins Center.
CAFÉ TACVBA in El Paso
Café Tacvba is a Latin alternative rock band from Satelite, Mexico. Taking their influence from popular 80’s alternative rock bands, Café Tacvba are proud of their native heritage and infuse traditional Mexican folk music into their sound. They will be making their appearance in the sun city on September 7th at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. They are known for experimenting and incorporating ska, punk, electronica and hip-hop into their recordings.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
Abraham Chavez Theatre
Immanuel Christian School’s 50th Anniversary
Immanuel Christian School (ICS) is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this month. ICS serves students from the El Paso and surrounding communities, ages 2 years through 12th grade. In 1969, the members of Immanuel Baptist Church authorized the institution of a kindergarten, and in 1972, the ministry was expanded to include a daycare. In 1980, the church added a day school program, and classes were added up to eighth grade during the next few years. In 1998, the church began adding high school and the first class of graduates was 2002.
The initial purpose of the school was to offer academic excellence and provide evangelistic and spiritual growth opportunities. The initial purpose has not changed although the wording has. The mission of ICS today is, “We provide students with a rigorous academic foundation anchored on the truth of God’s Word so that they will impact the world with a positive Christian worldview.” The vision of ICS today is, “To raise a generation of students who stand for what is right, strive for excellence in all they do, and serve their community with the compassion of Christ.”
ICS offers opportunities for students to participate in academics, athletics, arts, leadership and service. Immanuel Christian School is fully accredited by the Association of Christina Schools International and all of our teachers are certified with at least a bachelor’s degree. Approximately 40% of teachers have master’s degrees. At the high school level, ICS offers CP, honors, dual credit and AP classes. Our juniors and seniors can earn up to 24 hours of dual credit at the college level. The SAT score for the Class of 2018 was 1072, which was significantly higher than the State of Texas.
ICS uses a variety of teaching and learning strategies, all meant to engage the learner. Our students do well on college readiness assessments and are well prepared for college. 100% of our students are accepted to and attend a variety of four-year colleges and universities, locally, in the State of Texas, and outside Texas. The Class of 2018, which had 29 graduates, was offered more than $1.3 million in scholarships.
21st century learning is emphasized across all grade levels with the use of technology, collaboration, communication, hands-on learning and problem solving. We use Chromebooks, with Chromebook carts to supplement what is going on in the classroom, beginning in Pre-K through 8th grade. Last year, ICS implemented Cisco Networking Academy for our high school students. Cisco is the recognized leader for networking services across the world. Beginning in 8th grade, students take a fundamental networking skills class. Beginning in high school, they can work toward their Cisco Certified Network Administrator certification. For the 2019-2020 school year, our high school students will have a 1:1 program with Chromebooks.
As a Christian school, ICS emphasizes the study of Scripture through daily Bible class and weekly chapels. Our goal is to equip students with a biblical worldview preparing them to understand what they believe and why they believe it from a biblical perspective.
Athletic opportunities include volleyball, basketball, track and cross country for grades six and above. ICS also offers tennis for students in grades seven and above, and football and golf for high school students. Our athletic teams are competitive but there are also opportunities for students to develop their skills in sports. In addition to competitive opportunities and developing our student’s skills, the athletic program focuses on building character.
Our secondary students also participate in hands-on, experiential learning opportunities through trips each spring. Our 7th grade goes to Austin and San Antonio for history, service opportunities and a day at Six Flags. Our 8th grade travels to Washington, D.C. to see firsthand the history and government of our nation, and also have opportunities to serve the community there. Last year, the high school students went to New York City to visit historical sites as well as serve the community there. Next year, the high school students will travel to Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Co-curricular activities include music, art, drama, worship band, photography and yearbook. Leadership opportunities abound with our SERVE program where secondary students can choose to serve in one of four areas using their gifts and talents. In addition, service opportunities are provided across all grade levels and various organizations with the goal of building students with a servant’s heart.
Immanuel Christian School is proud to have served the El Paso and surrounding communities for 50 years. Learn more by going to our website, www.immanuelwarriors.org, calling the school at (915) 778-6160, or visiting the school at 1201 Hawkins Blvd., El Paso, Texas 79925.
EPSO celebrates its 89th Anniversary
The longest continuously running symphony in the state of Texas!
Opens season with The Music of ABBA “Dancing Queen”
El Paso, Tex – As the oldest performing arts organization in El Paso and the longest continuously running symphony orchestra in Texas, the El Paso Symphony Orchestra (EPSO) has spearheaded cultural activities in El Paso for 89 years. To celebrate this significant milestone, EPSO will open the season dancing to ABBA’s greatest hits at its 89th Anniversary Gala on Friday, August 23, 2019, 6pm at the El Paso Country Club, followed by a concert on Saturday, August 24th at the Plaza Theatre, 8pm, featuring The Music of ABBA performed by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, full rock band and vocalists.
Tickets for the gala and concert are on sale now at www.epso.org, or call (915) 532-3776.
In addition, tickets for the Saturday concert can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.
EPSO’s rich history traces from a performance in December 1893. There were at least eight other attempts to bring symphonic music to El Paso before an orchestra was officially established in 1931. In the initial performance on January 26, 1931, H. Arthur Brown conducted his first concert with the El Paso Symphony at the Scottish Rite Auditorium. Brown remained as conductor until 1951.
Since then, EPSO has been under the baton of six conductors. In 1951, young Italian violinist and conductor Orlando Barera took over the podium for the next 20 seasons. The 41st consecutive season of the El Paso Symphony opened in October 1972 with William Kirschke leading for the next three seasons. On March 24, 1975, the El Paso Symphony Orchestra Association appointed native son Abraham Chavez, Jr. as the new Music Director and Conductor. Gürer Aykal succeeded Maestro Chavez in 1992. Sarah Ioannides became EPSO’s first female Conductor in 2005. Following a 2-year search, Bohuslav Rattay was named EPSO’s Music Director starting with the 2013-2014 Season.
Since its inception, EPSO has made downtown El Paso its home, performing at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, Liberty Hall, Abraham Chavez Theatre and currently in the historic Plaza Theatre.
Today, EPSO is the largest arts nonprofit in the region, employing over 200 people per performance. It attracts 90,000 annually to its programs, which extend beyond the stage. It has presented and performed with renowned artists ? Yo-Yo-Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Tito Puente and Celia Cruz, Tony Bennett, Juan Gabriel and the Bolshoi Ballet to name a few.
EPSO acknowledges the rich diversity in our community and seeks to include people from every part of our community through varied concerts and events like the annual Pop Goes the Fort concert, with an audience of over 20,000; and sold-out performances of pops concerts with a rock twist, like the “Classical Mystery Tour” and “The Music of Queen.”
With a strong commitment to education and outreach, EPSO reaches over 40,000 children and students in the region every year. The longest-running EPSO education program, the El Paso Electric Young People’s Concerts, entering their 80th year this season, have introduced more than 750,000 5th grade students to live classical music in a fun, energetic and interactive environment. EPSO’s Brass in Class and Strings in Schools programs have been a presence in the classroom for over 40 years.
EPSO’s principal education program, the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras (EPSYOs), is celebrating its 14th anniversary. EPSYOs serves over 300 students annually and is open to all orchestral musicians ages 7 -23. EPSYOs continues to grow and serves its members’ diverse musical interests with programs like the Concerto Competition, the Chamber Music Program and a week-long Summer Camp. Students rehearse on weekends throughout the school year, with four schedule performances.
In addition, EPSYO musicians participate in performances at the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, Alamo Drafthouse and with artists such as The Piano Guys and Lindsey Stirling.
The El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s Tocando Music Project is an after-school program that currently provides music learning and performance opportunities to students in elementary through middle school. Students enjoy weekly classes, bi-monthly visits to the El Paso Museum of Art, UTEP Career Days, out-of-town overnight trips to week-long Summer Music Camps, and tickets to each EPSO Classical Concert for themselves and their families. Students perform concerts at their home schools as well as various venues throughout the community and city including the Plaza and Chavez Theaters.
Tocando Music Project launched in September 2013 at Hart Elementary in downtown El Paso. In 2017, the Feeder School Initiative, Tocando has expanded to Guillen Middle School. Tocando now has students from 3 schools in Bowie High School’s feeder pattern: Hart and Aoy Elementary and Guillen Middle School. Tocando is supported through the PlayUSA initiative of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and a generous grant from the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation.
With a strong belief and commitment from EPSO’s Board of Trustees, conductor, musicians, staff and our community, EPSO will continue to flourish and create beautiful music in our culturally rich city,
The El Paso Symphony Orchestra is supported in part by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
El Paso Locomotive FC Continues Development of Youth Soccer in the Borderland Region
EL PASO – July 25, 2019 – El Paso Locomotive FC continues their dedication to the development of the region’s youth soccer community by adding the Locomotive Futures Program to their already successful youth soccer initiatives. The Locomotive FC Futures Program is designed to deliver quality training and games to youth soccer players unlike any other program in the Borderland and will debut this fall.
Offered as a pool-based program, the Locomotive FC Futures Program will provide a player-centric environment, allowing players to be moved based on each player’s developmental needs, for training sessions and games. There are no set teams or fixed rosters in this program, and it will be open for boys and girls born in 2010 and 2011 (u10/u9 soccer age group) for the fall season.
“I’m excited about the programs we will offer this fall season,” said Bob Bigney, Locomotive FC Director of Youth Soccer. “Continuing the Lil’ Locos and the Player Development Program and adding the Select Team Program and the Locomotive Futures Program, will allow Locomotive FC Youth Soccer to positively impact the youth soccer community. With the quality coaches on board now with Locomotive Youth Soccer (JC Garzon, Matt Williams, Memo McFarland), other coaches we will be adding to the staff, and the top local coaches; these programs will provide a quality experience to all players involved.
“Locomotive FC Youth Soccer will also continue to assist all local soccer groups through the Affiliate Club Program, through coach clinics and by working with the local leagues to help make youth soccer for all children a wonderful experience,” continued Bigney.
The 2019 fall soccer season will also see the return of the following Locomotive Youth Soccer programs from earlier this spring:
•Lil’ Locos (Children ages three to six)
•Player Development Program (Invite only developmental youth training, u11-u17)
•Select Program (Select teams assembled for tournaments and friendlies from athletes identified at PDP and other events)
For more information on El Paso Locomotive Youth Soccer programs, please visit https://www.eplocomotivefc.com/youthsoccer
El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Saturday, August 3rd against Portland Timbers 2. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eplocomotivefc.com/ticket or by calling 915-235-GOAL!
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El Paso Locomotive FC Teams up with Creative Kids El Paso for Gameday Poster Series
EL PASO – July 17, 2019 – El Paso Locomotive FC and Creative Kids El Paso have teamed up to produce four gameday posters designed by local youth artists. Locomotive gameday posters have featured prominent local artists since the start of the 2019 season. These four select posters have each been designed by a child in the Creative Kids Program with the guidance from the Locomotive creative team. Fans can get their hands on the first poster at this Wednesday’s match versus San Antonio FC.
Creative Kids El Paso is a non-profit organization that is nationally recognized. They are dedicated to providing a high-quality youth development program utilizing the visual arts to empower youth in the region. With collaboration from the El Paso Locomotive creative team, the Creative Kids participants were introduced to the process of creating a poster for a professional sports franchise and were guided along the way, receiving real-world experience on how to turn art into a career.
“It was wonderful working closely with the staff at Creative Kids and the very talented young artists in the process of designing our next match posters. They are fantastic kids and I’m glad that Locomotive had the opportunity to collaborate with them and introduce a form of art they may have never been exposed to before,” said El Paso Locomotive graphic designer Itzel Zambrano.
The Creative Kids posters will be featured for the following matches: July 17th, July 20th, August 17th and October 2nd.
El Paso Locomotive FC plays their next match at home on Wednesday, July 17th against San Antonio FC. Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eplocomotivefc.com/ticketor by calling 915-235-GOAL!
Eagle in The Sun
El Paso’s premier multi-sport event, Eagle in the Sun Triathlon has introduced thousands to their first triathlon. Now entering its 10th year, the race is a favorite for new and experienced athletes alike and welcomes relay teams in addition to individual competitors. Happening September 1st at Ascarate Pool.
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon starts with a 400-meter swim in an Olympic-size indoor pool. The 20k bike course is an out-and-back on the historical Mission Trail, and the 5k run takes place on the Tigua Indian reservation! Individuals and relay teams are welcome for the event. The beginner-friendly course is flat and fast!
Photo Credit: Eagle in the Sun Triathlon
Plaza Classic Film Fest
A lot of people do not know that the worlds largest classic film festival takes place in El Paso Texas. Every August the Plaza Theatre transforms into a hub for film fans of all genres and ages. The Plaza Classic Film Festival is taking place August 1-11 and tickets are already on sale. Classic films such as Dumb and Dumber, Ratatouille, Big, The Blues Brothers, Shrek and Mary Poppins are just some of the many favorites that will be showing. Fans are encouraged to purchase film fest passes that will allow patrons to see as many films as possible. Individual screening passes to each show are also on sale. The 2019 Plaza Class Film Fest is shaping up to be another great year for music enthusiasts in the sun city.
Established in 2008, The Plaza Classic Film Festival is the world’s largest film festival dedicated to classic cinema. The event incorporates more than 80 feature films and 60 short films; from rare screenings of classics to screenings by up-an-coming directors. The Festival also includes film talks with celebrities and film scholars, concerts and special presentations. The Festival also has become a showcase for the work of local and area filmmakers through its Local Flavor series, which screens features, shorts, documentaries and other films by area filmmakers or with strong local connections.
YSLETA LIONS CLUB
Uniform Swap Service Program
The YSLETA LIONS CLUB will be holding the 10th Annual Uniform Swap. The event will be held July 13th, 2019 at Col. John O Ensor Middle School located at 13600 Ryderwood El Paso, 79928. From 8:00AM to 12:00PM.
This service project serves at least 1000 plus families in El Paso County each year.
This local Lions Club continues to serve the local students of El Paso.
Every year other clubs and businesses team up with Ysleta Lions Club to make this service project a success, such as:
El Paso Executive Lions Club, Five Points Lions Club, Downtown Lions Club, East Lake Key Club, GEICO, Macys Corporate Giving, SISD and SPOTLIGT NEWS.
Ysleta Lions Club was Charter on December 7th, 1941. The Charter President was J.M.Hanks, he was the Ysleta Independent School District Superintendent at that time.
Lions Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world and was founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Ysleta Lions Club contact Ernie Gonzalez at 915-630-2151.