Calendar of Events
January 2010

January 1 -- Noon -- Polar Bear Plunge -- Local residents begin the New Year with a plunge in the chilly waters of nearby Storrie Lake. Event takes place on the Boat Dock of Storrie Lake State Park. Sponsored by Judge Phillip Romero. For more information call (505)425-5204 or via email at: .

January 6 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “JULIE & JULIA” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated PG-13. Admission is FREE and open to the public! For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

January 8 -- 8:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “PUBLIC ENEMIES” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated R. Admission is FREE and open to the public! For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

January 8 and 9 -- 8:00pm -- 24 Hour Play writing Project -- This Event is being held in the Kluge Auditorium on the campus of the United World College. This project is for people that like to write, act or direct. The event has been well received in the past, great fun!! Call (505)454-4286 or email for more information.

January 9 -- Second Saturday Artwalk 2010 -- Now in its third year the monthly Artwalk features Open Studios, Galleries, Readings, Live Music & more. Visit open studios in historic neighborhoods, plus galleries, shops and restaurants downtown. Enjoy the work of over 75 artists, including local painters, sculptors, jewelry designers, graphic designers, photographers, musicians, interior designers, writers, poets, santeros, media artists and graffiti artists. The Artwalk is a monthly, authentic grassroots community art event presented by the artists, residents and businesses of Las Vegas. For more information you may call (505)425-2606, view the Event Flyer, or visit their web site: www.acd-lv.com

January 10 -- 2:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated G. Admission is FREE and open to the public! For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

January 11 through February 10-- Ray Drew Gallery Exhibition "Apache Lands" -- Ray Drew Gallery Exhibition "Apache Lands" Oil paintings by Keith Humphries. There will be a gallery talk by Karl Laumbach on Friday, January 15th at 4:00pm followed by a reception. The Ray Drew Gallery is located on the first floor of the Donnelly Library and open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more information contact Bob Read at (505)454-3338.

January 13 -- 3:00pm Castle Tours -- The United World College is delighted to offer student led tours of the Montezuma Castle on designated Wednesdays and Saturdays. No reservations are required. Tours begin promptly in front of the Old Stone Hotel at 1:00pm and last approximately one hour. Parking is available near the Welcome Center. Please note that since the Castle serves as a residence and is used daily for college activities, it is not open to the public. All visitors must have a College guide. For enquiries please call 454-4221. You can also view the Event Flyer to view the complete Spring Schedule.

January 13 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated R. Admission is FREE and open to the public! For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

January 14 -- 7:00pm -- Story Time at CCHP -- Karl Laumbach knew Humphries and is presenting his colorful story tonight at CCHP, then again at the Ray Drew Gallery on January 15 at 4:00pm. There is great story to be told of a man who grew up listening to "old-timers" tell the tales of Apache Raids and Shootouts in Southern New Mexico. The boy grew up devoting his studies to the historic tales he heard, then painted them for everyone to enjoy. Keith Humphries (1907-2002) was that boy, turned artist, and his paintings are now on exhibit at the Ray Drew Gallery at Highlands University on loan from the Geronimo Springs Museum.

January 15 -- 8:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “THE HURT LOCKER” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated R. Admission is FREE and open to the public! For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

January 16 -- 1:00pm Castle Tours -- The United World College is delighted to offer student led tours of the Montezuma Castle on designated Wednesdays and Saturdays. No reservations are required. Tours begin promptly in front of the Old Stone Hotel at 1:00pm and last approximately one hour. Parking is available near the Welcome Center. Please note that since the Castle serves as a residence and is used daily for college activities, it is not open to the public. All visitors must have a College guide. For enquiries please call 454-4221. You can also view the Event Flyer to view the complete Spring Schedule.

January 16 -- 2:00pm -- "Health Is A Human Right" -- This event is sponsored by Casa de Cultura. Join us and the community for a reception with refreshments and live music by Mariachi Cardenal of Robertson High School. The event is to inaugurate a Casa de Cultura mural project under the co-direction of Christina Gonzales and Rock Ulibarri. The festivities will be held at El Centro Family Health located at 1235 8th Street. For more information call (505)454-6771.

January 17 -- 2:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated G. Admission is FREE and open to the public! For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

January 17 -- 7:00pm to 8:30pm and January 18 -- 8:00am to 3:45pm -- Choose Your Weapon—Fighting Nonviolently -- The summit will highlight the strategic and tactical use of nonviolent action. Sunday evening’s events will feature a presentation by activist Minnijean Brown. In 1957, Ms. Brown Trickey was one of the nine students, called the “Little Rock Nine,” responsible for the first desegregation efforts at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. People attending the summit on Monday will choose from an array of engaging and interactive workshops that help to build knowledge about the strategies and methodologies of nonviolent action. For a sampling of workshops, visit http://riogallinasschool.org/choose-your-weapon and scroll to the bottom of the web page. All events will be held in the Kluge Auditorium on the campus of the United World College in Montezuma, New Mexico. On-line pre-registration is recommended. The summit will be offered free of charge and lunches will be available. Businesses and individuals who would like to financially support this effort may call (505)454-4228. For registration and up to date information visit www.uwc-usa.org. You may also view the Event Flyer!

January 20 -- Healthy Woman -- Healthy Woman is an Alta Vista Regional Hospital Resource. This month's topic: Discussion and Treatments on Inguinal Hernia. Please join Mario Leyba, MD General Surgeon at the hospital, located at 104 Legion Drive. Discussion will take place in classrooms A & B. For more information or to RSVP call Linda Leyba at (505)426-3772 or view the Event Flyer.

January 20 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “THE INVENTION OF LYING” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated PG-13. Admission is FREE and open to the public! For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

January 21 -- History of Philmont Boy Scout Ranch -- The National Park Service and Fort Union National Monument announces its’ monthly “Glimpses of the Past” presentation. "History of Philmont Boy Scout Ranch" will be presented by Mr. Seth McFarland, Director of the Philmont Scout Ranch. The “Glimpses of the Past” series of programs are presented to the public free of charge. For more information you may contact the Fort Union National Monument at (505)425-8025, view the Press Release, or visit the park website at: www.nps.gov/foun.

January 22 -- 8:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “WHITE OUT” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated R. Admission is FREE and open to the public! For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

January 23 -- 10:00am to 4:00pm -- Second Annual Solar Homes Tour -- The event will kick off with a Weatherization Demonstration at the Las Vegas Arts Council Center located at 140 Bridge Street. Weatherization is the most cost-effective way to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and slow global warming. Maps for the tour will also be available at the LVAC. The tour will feature 4 sites in Las Vegas : two are private residences heated primarily by passive solar (including a 70s-era Trombe wall), and other features such as rainwater catchment, solar-heated water, etc. The third site is a cabinet workshop and a residence with passive solar and other sustainable features. The fourth site is Memorial Middle School's greenhouse project, with electricity generated by both a photovoltaic installation and a wind turbine. For further information, call Emelie at (505)454-3920.

January 24 -- 1:00pm -- Spring Interpretive Talk on "A Walk in the Park" -- Spring Interpretive Talk on "A Walk in the Park, Fort Union National Monument" with superintendent Marie Sauder. Seating limited to 40 seats. All seats will be available on a first come first serve basis, held at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge. For more information call Linda Kelly at (505)454-9452 or Jan Arrott at (505)454-6115. You may also view the Event Flyer.

January 24 -- 2:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “G-FORCE” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated G. Admission is FREE and open to the public! For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

January 27 -- 11:00am to 2:00pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm -- Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser -- Presented by the Kiwanis "Noon" Club in support of Las Vegas Youth projects! Event will take place at the Hillcrest Restaurant Flamingo Dining Room located at 1106 North Grand Avenue. Ticket Prices: Adults $8.00, Children 10 and under $6.00. For tickets or more information call (505)718-6655. You can also view the Event Flyer.

January 27 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “THIS IS IT” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated PG-13. Admission is FREE and open to the public! For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

January 27 -- 3:00pm -- Castle Tours -- The United World College is delighted to offer student led tours of the Montezuma Castle on designated Wednesdays and Saturdays. No reservations are required. Tours begin promptly in front of the Old Stone Hotel at 1:00pm and last approximately one hour. Parking is available near the Welcome Center. Please note that since the Castle serves as a residence and is used daily for college activities, it is not open to the public. All visitors must have a College guide. For enquiries please call 454-4221. You can also view the Event Flyer to view the complete Spring Schedule.

January 29 -- 7:00pm -- Habits of Resistance -- SI KAHN to Speak at the United World College – USA, Kluge Auditorium. Si Kahn’s presentation will focus on community organizing, using culture to leverage social change, and the courage needed to make a difference. Kahn will speak about community organizing as a way of thinking and a way of life. Those new to the field will discover a whole new way of looking at the world. Si Kahn is a social activist, songwriter, author, speaker, and the Founder and Executive Director of Grassroots Leadership. Si has worked for over 40 years as a civil rights, labor and community organizer. His songs of family, community, work, and freedom have been recorded by many artists. For more information contact Naomi Swinton at (505)454-4228 or via email at:

January 29 -- 5:00pm -- Domestic Violence Fundraiser -- Jill Baskerville will be hosting "Enough: It's time to break the cycle of violence." This is a fundraiser that will allow us to make a film geared toward children and teens to identify domestic violence and make the choice not to continue this vicious cycle. We will also be raising funds to continue the work of the Tri-County Justice Center. This is about prevention not reaction to what is the most underreported but most prevalent crime in this nation. If a child witnesses domestic violence or is a victim of it they are over 10 times more likely to become batterers and/or victims. Help us break they cycle of violence and stand with us in supporting efforts to do so. What we will show you will leave you reminding yourself to breath and at the same time give you hope. Please join us. Ticket are $20 and can be purchased at the Plaza Hotel and at the door. It is a Tapa's and Wine event with a free glass to those 21 and over. There will also be a silent auction and we want to feature art work from local artists. If you want to donate to the auction please contact Jill Baskerville at (505)603-6988. Many thanks!

January 29 -- 8:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “WHIP IT” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated PG-13. Admission is FREE and open to the public! For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

January 30 -- 1:00pm Castle Tours -- The United World College is delighted to offer student led tours of the Montezuma Castle on designated Wednesdays and Saturdays. No reservations are required. Tours begin promptly in front of the Old Stone Hotel at 1:00pm and last approximately one hour. Parking is available near the Welcome Center. Please note that since the Castle serves as a residence and is used daily for college activities, it is not open to the public. All visitors must have a College guide. For enquiries please call 454-4221. You can also view the Event Flyer to view the complete Spring Schedule.