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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
El Paso Chihuahuas 2017 Season
Baseball season in El Paso is finally here and Chihuahua Fans are just as excited as ever. Attendance is expected to be high this season as it has been the past 3 years. Attendance for the 2016 season ranked 3rd in the entire Pacific Coast League. The Chihuahuas averaged at 7,837 per game last season for a total of 564,259 for 72 games. Last year’s team made it to the playoffs and won became the Pacific Coast League Champions. The excitement of last season is definitely carrying on into this year. Chihuahuas fever is back and those stats are looking to be the same or even better for the 2017 Season.
The El Paso Chihuahuas will play a total of 72 games this season and will finish off Sept 5th against Albuquerque. So make your way all season to Southwest University Park to cheer on your El Paso Chihuahuas. The season kicks-off on Thursday, April 6th at 7:05 p.m. against the Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets) as the start of a five game home stand. Join the Chihuahuas as they celebrate Championship Weekend, honoring the 2016 Pacific Coast League (PCL) Championship. The Chihuahuas will host four giveaways in five games including rally towels, flat screen TVs, magnet schedules and will be headlined by the first premium giveaway of the season, a replica PCL Championship ring! The first 2,000 fans through the gates on April 9th may get their very own replica Championship ring, courtesy of Southwest University.
This season the team is offering 18 and 36 game packages available for this upcoming season. For information on group rates, hospitality areas, Season Seats and Paw-tial Plans, call (915) 533-BASE or visit EPChihuahuas.com.
SPACEPORT AMERICA RELAY RACE
Picture credit: Spaceport America
Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA, today announced that, in collaboration with relay racing specialists MH Enterprises LLC, the Spaceport America Crew will host and support a two-day, 200 mile, relay race event.
Sanctioned by USA Track and Field (USATF), the Spaceport America Relay Race will begin on April 8, 2017 at the El Paso County Coliseum with teams of twelve or six runners running three of the 36 different race segments (legs) ranging from 2.0 miles to 13.2 miles of the total 200 mile distance.
Traveling from the City of El Paso along the historic Rio Grande river valley, teams will make their way north into New Mexico and run through Dona Ana County and the villages of La Union, Gadsen, Chamberino, Vado, Mesquite and Mesilla. After running across the beautiful City of Las Cruces, daylight will turn to dusk, and teams will run under a full moon with an illumination of 93-97% through Radium Springs, Rincon, Hatch, and into Sierra County and the towns of Arrey, Williamsburg, and Truth or Consequences.
Registration is now open and early bird pricing is now available for a limited time. Teams can currently register for $1200 ($100 per teammate). A “Captain’s Reserve” is also on offer where the team captain can reserve a team slot with a non-refundable deposit of $120.
CHICAGO in the Sun City
Photo Credit: Plaza Theatre
Hailed as one of the most legendary rock and roll bands, Chicago – who celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band this year and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 after receiving their first nomination – came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists.
While gaining some success as a cover band, the group began working on original songs. In June 1968, at manager James William Guercio’s request, The Big Thing moved to Los Angeles, California, and signed with Columbia Records. The band changed its name to “Chicago Transit Authority”.
Their first record (April 1969), the eponymous Chicago Transit Authority, is a double album, which is rare for a band’s first release. It sold over one million copies by 1970, and was awarded a platinum disc. The album included a number of pop-rock songs – “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Beginnings”, “Questions 67 and 68”, and “I’m a Man” – which were later released as singles.
After the release of their first album, the band’s name was shortened to Chicago.
See them live at the Plaza Theatre for one night only, March 29, 2017!
Date: March 29,2017
Admission:Tickets for Chicago go on sale to the public Friday, January 20 at 10AM and range in price from $49.50 to $89.50
Primary Care in Our Local Community – Dr. Hector Lopez
Dr. Hector Lopez has served the El Paso community for over 30 years and now will be serving as the Regional Medical Director of Komedix Healthcare. In addition to the current facility on Lee Trevino, a new facility in North East El Paso will better serve the growing population of the community.
Dr. Hector Lopez was born in Mexico, one of 11 children of a migrant worker family. For most of his childhood years Lopez worked on farms during holidays and after school. Lopez grew up in the Lower Valley area of El Paso where he graduated from Ysleta High School and went to The University of Texas at El Paso before transferring to Texas Tech. Dr. Lopez obtained his Medical Degree from UNHSC/TCOM in Fort Worth and trained as a Family Physician at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus Ohio. Being a 1981 graduate of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lopez has served on the board of trustees for TOMA since 1991. Dr. Lopez was the first Hispanic physician to be president of the TOMA board. Upon finishing postgraduate education, Dr. Lopez opened a general and family practice to serve the El Paso community.
In 1984 Lopez founded Community Medical Clinic in order to serve an indigent El Paso population and has served as an AOA appointed commissioner on the Commission to End Health Care Disparities(CEHCD). Dr. Lopez is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practice at UNTHSC Fort Worth/TCOM where Lopez also obtained his Medical Degree. He was also named Doctor of the Year by the Texas College of Family Physicians in 1992. Lopez frequently goes to schools to give talks about being a doctor. His advice to them is always the same. He tells them to respect themselves, God, their parents and teachers. He also says to have a dream, be persistent and follow it even when things look tough. With all the accolades and awards Dr. Lopez has accomplished he is most proud of his family, faith and the El Paso community. Dr. Hector Lopez will continue to see patients and oversee the direction of all clinics in El Paso.
“Komedix was established to help the community from simple to chronic issues in a timely manner. Dr. Lopez was an ideal fit to open and oversee clinics in El Paso.
Dr. Lopez is the face of primary care in El Paso!”
~ Cesar Castilleja (VP, Business Development)