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February Roundup
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host the meditation workshop, “Becoming a
Spiritual Warrior & Mastering the Self” 7 to 9
p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, presented by Maha Raja.
Cost: $20 donation. Space is limited; RSVP:
329-1822.
TACHE Conference — The 40th annual
Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher
Education State Conference, “Trabajando:
Activism through Education,” is Wednesday
through Saturday, Feb. 11-14, at Camino Real
Hotel, 101 S. El Paso. Conference Strands will
include: Dreamers and DACA, Immigration
Reform, Student Organizations and Activism,
Representation in Academia, Social Awareness.
Cost: $275 (must be TACHE members; membership available for $40). Information: 5243050 or tache.org.
Video PSA Contest — City of El Paso
Environmental Services Department (ESD) is
again hosting a video public service announcement contest for local high school students
through Feb. 17. Students are asked to create
a 30-second video public service announcement on the theme “ESD Works for Me”; PSAs
must focus on the array of services provided by
the ESD, such as curbside recycling, citizen collection stations, and animal adoptions. No fee
to enter. All entries must be mailed or delivered to Daniel Marin at ESD, 7968 San Paulo,
79907. Information: 621-6734.
ESD is also hosting a T-shirt design contest
through Feb. 17 for the official T-shirt for
ESD’s Earth Day Celebration, open to all area
middle and high school students. The winner
will receive two complimentary t-shirts, and be
recognized at ESD’s Earth Day Celebration on
April 4, 2015. Participation is free; students
may submit multiple designs. Information: 2126026 or GrijalvaJH@elpasotexas.gov.
Workforce Solutions Job Fairs —
Workshop Solutions Borderplex, hosts an
industry job fair for Transportation,
Governmental and Agriculture jobs 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Region 19, 6611
Boeing. Information: urgjobs.com.
Rascals at Ruli’s — Ruli’s International
Kitchen, 4176 N. Mesa, welcomes wellbehaved and leashed pets 2 to 6 p.m. the third
Saturday of the month (Feb. 21). One dollar
per all drinks sold at this time will be donated
to The Humane Society of El Paso. Information:
313-4806 or on Facebook.
Community Meeting on Futureland
Pocket Park — El Paso Parks and
Recreation Department host a community
meeting in regards to the upcoming develop-
February 2015
ment of “Futureland Park” pocket park at
12171 O’Donnell (O’Donnell and Dyer) in
Northeast El Paso at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26,
at Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem. A
pocket park is usually less than one acre in size
and due to the size of the park, does not usually have parking. Information: 821-8909
Veterans Recreation Center classes —
Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem,
announces several classes for 2015, for youth
and adults. Scholarships available. Information:
821-8909.
• Ballet — Ongoing classes are 5:30 to 6:30
p.m. for age 3-7 and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for age
8-17, Tuesdays. Cost: $21 per month.
• Tae Kwon Do — 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and
Wednesdays for ages 6-12. Cost: $21 per
month.
• Tai Chi — 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and
Wednesdays, for ages 18 and older. Cost: $20
per month.
The center’s gym is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Friday, for anyone interested
in playing basketball. Call for schedule.
The weight room/fitness center is open daily.
Cost: $18 per month ($9 seniors), for ages 18
and older.
For a good cause
Safari Nights Gala — El Paso Chapter of
the Safari Club International hosts its 12th
annual gala, auction and expo at 5 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, Jan. 30-31, at El Maida Shrine,
6331 Alabama, with 60 outfitter booths from
around the world, wildlife artists and outdoor
equipment specialists. Tickets: $100 ($50 ages
12-17; age 12 and younger admitted free but
must acquire a ticket). Group tables available
for $400-$1,200; available at 478-8505 or
online at scielpaso.org.
El Paso Chapter of the Safari Club
International is one of the newest chapters in
Texas, with members from the El Paso, Texas
metro area, west Texas and southern New
Mexico regions.
544-9811.
Murray recently set the record for consecutive 100-yard games, breaking the record held
by legend Jim Brown for more than 50 years.
Fort Bliss
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid
driver’s license, car insurance and registration.
Check beforehand to see which gates are open
to the public. Public access is available through
the Sheridan, Chaffee and Buffalo Soldiers gates
to West Bliss, and Biggs and Old Ironsides gates
to East Bliss.
Fort Bliss National Prayer Breakfast —
The prayer breakfast is 7 a.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 4, at Centennial Club, Building 11199,
East Bliss. The National Prayer Breakfast promotes spiritual resilience and strengthen esprit
de corps across the installation. Tickets: $7.
Tickets, information: 744-8339 or 568-1519.
Tower Day — Climbers age 6 and older can
have unlimited use the Tango Tower, 10 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Biggs Park,
11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss.
The Tango Tower is a 50-foot tall, six-sided
structure with over 20 different high elements.
No reservations required; all needed equipment is provided. Cost per person: $10.
Information: 744-1532.
Job Fair — Army Community Service will
host the Fort Bliss Hiring Fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Centennial Club,
Biggs Army Airfield. Open to all active duty,
family members, retirees and DoD ID cardholders. Information: 569-5838.
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Fire truck pull rematch — The truck pull
benefiting Special Olympics Texas-Area 19 athletes is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Fire Fighters
Academy, 6800 Delta (at Ascarate Park).
Teams must consist of 10 members, one must
be a female and the truck will be pulled 75 feet.
Cost: $25 per individual; $250 teams of 10.
Information: 533-8229 or sotx.org.
Heroes for the Homeless luncheon —
Dallas Cowboys running back is keynote speaker for the he Salvation Army’s 2015 fundraising
luncheon at noon Saturday, Feb. 28, at the
Centennial Club and Banquet Hall on Fort Bliss.
Tickets: $100 (tables for 10 are $1,000$1,500). Tickets/information: Rose Lucero,
El Paso Scene
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