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February Roundup
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Artistic Expression,” with music, dance and
dramatic interpretation.
• Feb. 23: “In The Spotlight” presentation of
“From The Heart of a King,” a one-act play
about Martin Luther King by Phil Darius
Wallace.
A public student art display will be on exhibit
at the Administrative Services Center 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. weekdays Feb 10-28.
The 26th annual African-American Read-In, a
celebration of African-American writers, students, faculty and community will read selections of prose and poetry by famous authors at
the following campus locations:
• Northwest campus, Library Room L-114,
noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17.
• Valle Verde Campus Cafeteria Annex, 10
a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 18.
• Transmountain Campus Mall, 10 a.m. to
noon Friday, Feb. 27.
Black History Month Parade and Rally
— The annual Inter-Club Council Black History
Month Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
28, at Montana and Pershing and travels east
on Montana to Copia then south to Missouri
ending at Mary Webb Park, 3401 E. Missouri.
This year’s theme is “A Century of Black Life,
History and Culture.” The rally immediately follows the parade 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Mary
Webb Park, with vendor booths, family activities and entertainment. Admission is free.
Information: 241-6046.
Miss Black El Paso Southwest
Scholarship Pageant — The annual pag-
eant is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the
Chamizal National Memorial theater. The Miss
Black El Paso Southwest Scholarship pageant
for ages 17 to 20 features African American
ladies exhibiting poise and grace. Admission:
$10; available from all contestants or at the
door. Information: 546-9212 or missblackelpasosouthwest.org.
Contestant applications available from Estine
East Side Barbershop. 106 N. Piedras, or Julie
Hart at 595-3141.
Southern New Mexico
Mardi Gras in the Clouds — The
Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce will bring a
little New Orleans to the mountain community
Feb. 6-8 with its 14th annual Mardi Gras celebration, “Mardi Gras Masquerade.” The family
celebration includes a Masquerade Ball, live
entertainment, costume and mask contest, float
and second line hanky parade, silent auction,
vendors, umbrella parade, cajun cooking contest, square dance and zumba demos, kids’
games and more. Information: (575) 682-2733
or coolcloudcroft.coom.
Chocolate Fantasia – Mimbres Region Arts
Council’s 26th annual celebration of arts and
sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 7, in historic downtown Silver City. This
year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Chocolate.”
Tickets sell out every year. Tickets: $20 for 20
individual pieces of chocolate. Information:
(575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
Chocolate Fantasia Headquarters are located
at Family Karate Center, 416. N. Bullard.
Bootheel Cowboy Poetry Fiesta — The
22nd annual fiesta brings together some of the
Southwest’s best storytellers, poets and musicians 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the
Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum (Old
Armory), 708 E. 2nd St., Lordsburg, N.M.
Master of Ceremonies is Steve Hill. Proceeds
benefit the museum. Tickets: $12 ($8 students)
February 2015
and includes both sessions and hamburgers and
soft drinks at intermission. Information/tickets:
(559) 381-1465 or hookjune@hotmail.com.
Advance tickets available in Lordsburg at
Verla’s Western Wear, 980 E. Motel, and Gold
Hill Outpost, 1000 Birchfield.
Featured performers are Billy Chadborn,
Rusty Tolley, Doc Jordan, Mary Abbott, Bill
Cavaliere, Ken Moore, Mike Dunn and The
Outriders.
Gathering of Quilts — The Winter
Quilters of Sierra County’s annual quilt Show is
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2728, at Ralph Edwards Civic Center, 460 4th
Street in Truth of Consequences, N.M., with
around 125 quilts by local quilters, quilt raffle
and guessing games. Admission is free.
Information: winterquilters@yahoo.com.
Open House and arts and craft fair Saturday,
Jan. 31, at Veterans Recreation Center, 5301
Salem. Craft fair is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and open
house is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events are free and
open to the public. Information: 821-8909.
Weight room available for anyone 16 years
and older, for $4 per day or $18 per month
membership.
El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market — The
market is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first and third
Sunday of the month (Feb. 7, 21) on the corner of Joe Battle and Vista del Sol, featuring
handmade items, local artists and other wares,
along with live performances by local bands.
Information on Facebook at El Paso Punk Rock
Flea Market.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
Crossing — The 12th annual market now
runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino’s Desert
Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,
N.M. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This
“producers only” market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. Well
behaved pets on leash welcome. Information:
(575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
The market will host a canned food drive
every Saturday in February, benefiting El
Pasoans Fighting Hunger.
Please see Page 8
The Birds, The Bees & The Brews —
Foundation for Las Cruces Museums will host
an informal evening of refreshments, conversation and presentations on animal courting
behaviors 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Las
Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N.
Main, in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Ages
21 and older welcome. Admission is free; must
have valid ID to enter. Information: (575) 5223120, las-cruces.org/museums or on Facebook.
Enjoy child-free, brain-building science featuring live demos, presentations and a chance to
explore the museum after dark. Snacks and
sweets provided, as well as a cash bar offered
with local beers provided by High Desert
Brewery.
Cowboy Days — The 16th annual celebra-
tion of Southwest pioneer heritage is Saturday
and Sunday, March 7-8, at the New Mexico
Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100
Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces, with children’s activities, cowboy food and music, cowboy mounted shooting, horseback and stagecoach rides, living history, gunfight re-enactments, arts and crafts vendors, roping, horseshoeing and other demonstrations. Details to
be announced. Information: (575) 522-4100 or
nmcowboydays.com.
West Texas
Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering —
The 29th annual gathering is Feb. 27-28 at Sul
Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The second oldest of its kind in the country, the event
offers stage shows and individual performances
by nationally known cowboy poets, musicians
and storytellers. Information: (432) 837-2326,
1-800-561-3712 or cowboy-poetry.org.
This year’s headliners are Eli Barsi, “Straw”
Berry, Craig Carter, John Davis and Elizabeth
Ebert on Friday and R.W. Hampton, Kristyn
Harris, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Jim Jones and R.P.
Smith on Saturday.
Recitations of poetry and music are 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Friday and Saturday throughout the Sul
Ross campus, starting with an open session at 9
a.m. each day. Sessions are free.
Showcase performances are 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, in Marshall Auditorium. Tickets: $15.
A “Yodlin’ Fools” performance is 1 p.m.
Friday. Tickets: $10.
A Saturday night dance is planned benefiting
the Crisis Center. Call for details. Tickets: $20.
A chuckwagon breakfast is 7:30 a.m. each
morning at Poet’s Grove (east side of Kokernot
Field). Cost: $5.
Bazaars and fairs
Weight Room Open House and Arts
and Crafts Fair — City of El Paso Parks and
Recreation Department hosts a Weight Room
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