Ghosts at the Plaza
Calendar of Events
March 2010

February 26 through March 30 -- The Northern New Mexico Devotional Art Exhibition -- The Northern New Mexico Devotional Art Exhibition is presented by The Ray Drew Gallery at Donnelly Library on the Campus of New Mexico Highlands University. There will be an Artist's reception on February 26th from 5:00pm - 7:00 pm. The Gallery is located on the first floor of the Donnelly Library. Hours are M - F 8:00am - 5:00pm and on Friday and Saturday 1:00pm - 5:00pm. For more information call (505)454-3338.

March 3 -- 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.

March 3 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “2012” -- 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).

March 5 through 6 -- 8:00pm -- “RENT” School Edition (broadway musical) -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Tickets now available for “RENT” School Edition (broadway musical). The play is a collaboration of students from NMHU, UWC, LCC, RHS, WLV. Tickets are: General admission: $10/students: $5. For more information call (505) 454-3238 or via email at:

March 6 -- 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.

March 6 -- Highlands University Art Club Fundraisers -- Highlands University Art Club is trying to raise money for a Museum Trip to Washington DC in the spring. We are hosting two events this weekend. Below is the information for the two events: March 6th - 8:00am to Noon there will be a YARD SALE at Burris Hall. 6:00pm to 10:00pm there will be a POKER TOURNAMENT at Burris Hall - $10 buy in. Prizes for top competitors. Pizza and Drinks will also be served for $1.50. All money goes toward our trip in the spring.

March 7 -- 2:00pm -- “RENT” School Edition (broadway musical) -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Tickets now available for “RENT” School Edition (broadway musical). The play is a collaboration of students from NMHU, UWC, LCC, RHS, WLV. Tickets are: General admission: $10/students: $5. For more information call (505) 454-3238 or via email at:

March 8 through 31 -- Joshua Woodlee Exhibit -- Strange Attractor: The Cast and Fabricated Sculpture of Joshua Woodlee. Joshua is a long-time Las Vegas resident who works in cast bronze, cast iron, fabricated steel and found objects. The largest work in the show is a spectacular tour de force that is 40' long and 10' tall, spanning nearly the entire length of the gallery. Woodlee's work occupies a magical realm between iron and imagination. Both weighty and weightless, the work traces an arcing trajectory that both magnifies and defies the gravitational forces of earth-bound attraction. The Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, March 20, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. A light reception will be held on Saturday, March 13. For more information you can view these websites: http://www.royal-mastodon-society.com/current-shows.html and http://www.joshuawoodlee.com

March 8 -- 5:00pm -- “LATINA COLLOQUIUM” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. 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).

March 9 through April 27 -- 9:30am to 12:30pm -- Crystal Cave Pottery -- Tuesday Morning Sessions -- Crystal Cave Pottery will give a Spring session in wheel throwing and hand building combined. The session will run for eight(8) weeks. People can sign up for 6 or 8 weeks. If interest demands additional classes will be added. Class fees are $180.00 for 6 weeks, $240.00 for 8 weeks. Class fees include one(1) three-hour class per week, instruction, clay (up to 50 pounds for 8 weeks; 25 pounds for 6 weeks), tools, glazes and firing. (NOTE: Most private studios charge a separate fee for glazing and firing and do not provide tools). Beginners are most welcome. We have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where every one learns at their own pace. Wear old clothes...you will get dirty! Event will take place at 1330 5th Street (one block north of Robertson High School). For further information please contact Jane Warsaw at (505)425-3120, (505)690-0590 (cell) or via email .

March 10 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated PG. 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).

March 10 through April 28 -- 6:30pm to 9:30pm -- Crystal Cave Pottery -- Wednesday Evening Sessions -- Crystal Cave Pottery will give a Spring session in wheel throwing and hand building combined. The session will run for eight(8) weeks. People can sign up for 6 or 8 weeks. If interest demands additional classes will be added. Class fees are $180.00 for 6 weeks, $240.00 for 8 weeks. Class fees include one(1) three-hour class per week, instruction, clay (up to 50 pounds for 8 weeks; 25 pounds for 6 weeks), tools, glazes and firing. (NOTE: Most private studios charge a separate fee for glazing and firing and do not provide tools). Beginners are most welcome. We have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where every one learns at their own pace. Wear old clothes...you will get dirty! Event will take place at 1330 5th Street (one block north of Robertson High School). For further information please contact Jane Warsaw at (505)425-3120, (505)690-0590 (cell) or via email .

March 11 -- 5:15pm -- Sustainable Las Vegas -- The next meeting of Sustainable Las Vegas (the local chapter of the New Mexico Solar Energy Association) will be held at NMHU Donnelly Library, Rm# 325. We will discuss how to enhance the sustainable features of the Sky View Plaza project as presented by Joseph Baca and Jonathan Whitten. Please bring your ideas to this meeting. For further information, call Emelie at (505)454-3920.

March 13 -- 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 website: www.acd-lv.com

March 13 -- Grand Opening Celebration -- El Zocalo - Los Artesanos de Las Vegas will celebrate its grand opening. Activities include Fine Art, refreshments and good conversation. For more information view the Event Flyer.

March 13 -- 5:30pm to 8:00pm -- Silent Auction -- Come join the NMHU Science Club for their silent auction. Bid on products from Honduras, Egypt, & Nepal as well as baked goods! Event will take place at the NMHU Student Ballroom across from football field. $8.00 Per ticket, Food & Beverages will be provided. For additional information call: (505)470-7469. NOTE: All the proceeds go to the International Medical Delegation’s upcoming trip to Honduras where students will be helping organizations such as Operation Smile, Habitat for Humanity, Casitas Kennedy and FUNDHEIM.

March 13 -- 7:00pm -- NMHU Music/theatre program “MONTAGE” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Classical/Jazz. General admission: $8; NMHU faculty/staff/senior citizens: $5; ALL students/children (10 yrs and under): FREE. For more information call (505)454-3238 or view the website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

March 14 -- 2:00pm -- Cineflix in Ilfeld “PLANET 51” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated PG. 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).

March 15 -- 6:00pm -- Lecture by Russell Means -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Sponsored by Native American Hispano Cultural Studies. 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).

March 17 -- 5:00pm to 7:00pm -- Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" -- The Las Vegas Family and Friends Alumni Association is sponsoring the next Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours". The event will take place on St. Patrick's Day at La Piedra Grill on the Highlands University Golf Course. Wear green and join us, your Chamber of Commerce colleagues, and others for Irish-style fun. There will be a cash bar, snacks, raffles and fun events. Call the HU Alumni Office at (505)454-3248 for more information.

March 17 -- 5:00pm to 7:30pm -- Saint Patrick's Day Celebration -- Charlie's is the place to be on Saint Patrick's Day! Event will be held at Charlie's Bakery and Cafe. The Cornbeef and Cabbage Dinner is one of Las Vegas's favorite events with plenty of the the Saint Patty's traditional food. Ticket prices TBA. For more information call (575)760-4844.

March 17 -- 6:30pm -- “BEAUTY and the BEAST” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. “BEAUTY and the BEAST” by AFT is a great children’s musical. Tickets: General admission: $8, Children: $5. To purchase tickets call (505) 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, call (505) 425-3955, or visit Clarity Gift Gallery, located at 166 Bridge Street. You can also view the university website at: www.nmhu.edu (under library and venue link).

March 18 -- 7:00pm -- Glimpses of the Past -- The presentation, Rachel Carson: Heritage of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Heroine, will be given by Chris Leeser, Visitor Services Specialist of the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge. Event will take place at Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation located at 116 Bridge Street, Las Vegas. Rachel Carson, the first female professional in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and noted author of Silent Spring, is credited with founding the modern environmental movement. The monthly “Glimpses of the Past” programs are free of charge, in cooperation with Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at (505) 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.

March 20 -- 6:30pm -- 16th Annual Fiesta de Hispanidad -- This fun event is sponsored by NMHU President James Fries, School of Social Work, and Community First Bank. There will be refreshments and door prizes, so come one and come to this to this great event. Admission Price: $4.00. For more information call (505)454-0438.

March 21 -- 1:00pm -- "Caring for Bees in Las Vegas" with Jay Malorana -- Spring Interpretive Talk on "Caring for Bees in Las Vegas" with Jay Malorana, local beekeeper. Seating limited to 40 seats. All seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. Event will 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.

March 21 -- 2:00pm -- Cineflix in Ilfeld “THE PRINCESS & THE FROG” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. 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).

March 21 -- 3:00pm -- Tea Time at The Plaza -- Because so many people were unable to participate in our "teatime" in February, we have planned to hold another afternoon tea in March in the foyer of the Ilfeld Ballroom. Tickets are $10.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call (505)425-3591 for reservations. Seating is limited to 40 people so call soon.

March 24 -- 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.

March 24 -- 7:30pm -- Cineflix in Ilfeld “NEW MOON” -- 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).

March 25 through 28 -- 8:00am -- Taxidermy Show -- The Taxidermy Show will be held at the Plaza Hotel and will be a very interesting and informative meeting. For more information on the agenda call the Plaza Hotel (505)425-3591 or call (505)454-2174.

March 26 -- Benefit for the Animal Spay and Neutering Program -- UWC-USA students are hosting a benefit for the local animal spay and neutering program. The benefit will feature dance workshops, a Caribbean dinner, and a culturally diverse dance production. Proceeds from the benefit will help to spay and neuter animals in order to decrease the number of stray animals and unwanted puppies and kittens. Benefit Schedule: 5:00-5:45pm Dance Workshops for several styles of dance, including Bollywood, Hip Hop, Latin, and Afro-Haitian. Workshop locations TBA. 6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner in the Kluge Auditorium with a Silent Auction until 8:15pm in the Atrium. The dinner will feature Caribbean Cuisine: Jerk Chicken, Curry Tofu, Rice & Peas, salad, and dessert. 7:00-9:00 Show in the Kluge Auditorium. Ticket prices: $10 admission ($5 children 12 and under): Show only; $20 admission ($10 children 12 and under): Including dinner and show; $5 each dance lesson; Sponsorship packages: $400 – 8 tickets, preferred seating, free dance lessons and sponsorship; $750 – 16 tickets, preferred seating, free dance lessons and sponsorship. For more information contact Judy Land at (505)454-4251 or .

March 26 -- 8:00pm -- Cineflix in Ilfeld “PRECIOUS” -- 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).

March 27 -- 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.

March 27 -- 7:30pm -- Caravan / The 2010 Music Improvisation Project -- Concert will be held on the campus of the United World College in the Kluge Auditorium featuring UWC Students with special guest Boris McCutcheon. Admission is Free and open to the public. For more information call Emily Withnal at (505)454-4227. All visitors to the United World College should park on lower campus. Please stop at the Welcome Center for assistance.

March 27 & 28 -- TBA -- Civil War Weekend -- This event is sponsored by the Pecos National Historical Park and commemorates the anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass. This event happens at the Glorieta Pass Battlefield which is located on state road 50; off Interstate 25; Exit 299 (Glorieta Exit). The event includes live fire cannon and rifle demonstrations, tours, lectures. For more information call (505)757-7200 or visit the park's website: www.nps.gov/peco

March 28 -- 2:00pm -- Cineflix in Ilfeld “ASTRO BOY” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. Rated PG. 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).

March 31 -- 10:00am -- Storrie Diversion Opening Celebration -- You are invited to the “Storrie Diversion Opening Celebration”. Please view the Event Flyer for further details. Please RSVP by Friday, March 26 by contacting Julie Maas at (505)383-4095 or via email .

March 31 -- 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.

March 31 -- 7:30pm -- Cineflix in Ilfeld “THE BLIND SIDE” -- 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).