Calendar of Events
June 2010

Memorial Day through Labor Day -- Park Tours -- There will be daily tours of the Pecos National Historic Park and on the weekends there will be demonstrations of jewelry making, pottery making weavers, music and much more. There is also a Catch and Release Fishing Program and Night Viewing Parties complete with telescopes. The Night Viewing parties dates and times will be announced as event approaches. For more information on tours and fees call (505)757-7241 or check out the website: www.nps.gov/peco.

June 2 -- 7:00pm to 10:00pm -- Salsa Dances in the Plaza Park -- For more information call Adam Metcalf at (505)425-1267.

June 2 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” -- 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).

June 4 -- 9:00am -- Roadside Marker Installation Celebrating Dr. Meta L. Christy -- The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative cordially invites you to a roadside marker installation celebrating Dr. Meta L. Christy. Marker dedication followed by a coffee reception at The City of Las Vegas Museum & the Rough Rider Memorial Collection located at 727 Grand Avenue. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Karren Sahler at (505)501-1385 or via email at: . You can also view the Event Flyer.

June 4 -- 8:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “WOLFMAN” -- 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).

June 4 -- Dog and Cat - Shot Clinic -- For more information call (505)470-8765.

June 4, 11, 18 & 25 -- 11:00am to 2:00pm -- “CINEFLIX IN ILFELD” Fundraiser for the month of June! -- ROASTED CORN! Delicious Roasted Corn/soda or water $3.00. Help us raise money for the student “MOVIE CLUB” on campus! Come by KEDP radio station (across from Ilfeld Auditorium) every Friday!

June 5 -- 7:00am to Sellout -- Farmers’ Market -- The Farmers’ Market is starting the 2010 season on Saturdays from 7:00am until sellout. The location remains the same at University and 6th Street. There is always a variety of produce from several local growers. There are lots of plants as well: flowers, herbs, vegetable starters and tomato plants. A new banner for Farmers’ Market has been ordered thanks to the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. Watch for it on Bridge Street soon!

June 5 -- 9:00am to Noon -- Annual Anti-Tobacco Bike-A-Thon -- Bike-A-Thon will be held at Lincoln Park (Tentative). This event is always lots of fun and is a worthy cause. There will be a Tobacco Prevention Booth, a cake walk, jumping pen (for kids), Bar-B-Que and much more. For more information call (505)425-8120.

June 5 -- Walking Tours -- Throughout the summer season the Citizen's Committee for Historical Preservation will be conducting walking tours of Bridge Street and the Plaza every Saturday. The tours will start at 116 Bridge Street (CCHP) and will last approximately one hour. Cost of the tours is $10 per person. For more information call (505)425-8803.

June 5 -- 5th Annual Shane Harris Memorial Golf Tournament -- Tournament will take place at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Cost is $100 per Player, $500 Team Sponsorship, Hole Sponsorship $300, Goody Bag Sponsor $100. Event sponsored by Zoe Pregnancy Center. For more information please call (505)454-4357, view the Event Flyer or Registration Form.

June 5 & 6 -- 9:00am -- Ride to Pride - Open Playday Series -- Books open at 9:00am, events start at 10:00am. Events will include: Barrels, Poles, Flag & Scurbie Race, Steer Stopping, Breakaway, Steer Dobbing, Parent/Child Team Roping, and many others. Entry Fees: Speed events $10, stock events $15, one-time awards fee $25 per contestant. Daily cash paybacks!!! Concessions on site. The Las Vegas Ride To Pride Partnership Inc. is a dedicated group of professional health care providers that offer a variety of outpatient behavioral health and interactive equine services for youth and their families. For more info contact Lorraine at (505)429-3905 or view the Event Flyer.

June 5 & 6 -- 9:00am to 4:00pm -- Civil War in the West -- This is a great event at the Pecos National Historical Park, Pecos, NM. The event is a living history encampment with presentations such as 2 black powder demonstrations each day and a ladies fashion show with period clothing. For more information call (505)757-7200 or try their website: www.nps.gov/peco.

June 6 -- 2:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” -- 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).

June 6 -- TBA -- Baby Miss & Mister Las Vegas -- This event will feature baby boys and girls ages 6 months to 5 years of age. Pick up your entry form at the Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce or the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. This should be a fun night for all. For more information call (505)718-5656.

June 7 through 11 -- 9:00am to 4:00pm -- Youth Entrepreneurship Institute -- This event will take place on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. During the Five-Day Youth Entrepreneur Training, you will learn how to start your own business, build your business plan, present at a Business Plan competition, learn from a national trainer, and winners get money to start your business. For more information or to register call Marcia Brenden at (505)426-2272 or Ron martinez at (505)426-2294. You can also view the Event Flyer and Registration Form.

June 7 through July 16 -- U7 Summer Program for Teens -- The U7 Summer 2010 Program is open to ages 13 – 18, June 7 – July 16, Monday through Friday each week. There will be several workshops offered each afternoon that students may choose to attend. Sessions run from 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm. A week’s pass to all workshops during any given week is $20. The first week (June 7 – 11) is free! Workshops are located in convenient locations in downtown Las Vegas. For a complete schedule and to register for the U7 Summer Program, please contact Sharon Seto, at (505)454-4206 or (505)429-5916, or via email at: . FOr more information you may also view the Event Flyer!

June 8 -- 11:00am to 2:00pm -- PNM Energy Fair -- Event will take place at the Sala de Madrid Building on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. For more information view the Event Flyer or call Maddie Martinez, Project Manager- Low Income Outreach at (505)241-6718.

June 9 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “THE RED BARON” -- 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).

June 11 -- 11:00am to 2:00pm -- Fundraiser for “Cineflix in Ilfeld” -- Fresh Roasted Corn w/ choice of soda or water: $3.00. Sale will take place in front of KEDP radio station (across from Ilfeld Auditorium)

June 11 -- 6:30pm to 8:30pm -- Split Estate -- A highly acclaimed 2009 documentary about the consequences of Oil & Natural Gas Drilling in Colorado and New Mexico! Come and learn about the impacts posed by the Oil & Gas Industry's presence in San Miguel County , and Mora county. For more information call (505)617-6794 or view the Event Flyer.

June 11 -- 8:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “SHUTTER ISLAND” -- 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).

June 11 through 13 -- Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Park Dedication -- Plans are now finalized for the Santa Fe Trail Celebration and Scenic Byways Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Park Dedication in Cimarron, NM. We hope that you will plan to attend and be a part of the celebration. Please contact the Cimarron Chamber of Commerce for detailed information on lodging, restaurants, and visitor services for the event. You may contact the chamber via their website at www.cimarronnm.com or through e-mail at: . For more information you can view the Event Invitation or call (575)376-2417.

June 12 -- 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

June 12 -- 9:00am -- ATTENTION: Golfers Here’s a great opportunity to for you to swing those clubs and help put coats on kids at the same time. See the Sign-up Sheet and Sponsor Letter for specific information.

June 12 -- 10:00am to 5:00pm -- Las Vegas Celebrates the Arts -- Las Vegas was recently designated an "Arts and Culture District" by the State of New Mexico. This distinction is well deserved, as Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing art centers among towns of comparable size. This Arts event is jam packed with tours of galleries, artist's studios and receptions for the artists. For more information contact Las Vegas Arts Council at (505)425-1085 or via email at:

June 12 -- 10:00am to 3:00pm -- 6th Annual Highlands/Luna Custom Car Show -- This very popular event will be held in front of the administration building on the campus of Luna Community College. There will be food and auto related vendors, music and much more. Don't miss this one!! For more information call (505)454-2591 or via email: or view the Event Flyer!

June 12 -- 1:00pm -- Jane Warsaw Pottery Exhibition -- Las Vegas resident Jane Warsaw will exhibit recent works of hand-thrown pottery during the month of June at Tito’s Gallery, located at 157 Bridge Street in Old Town Las Vegas. Warsaw, an accomplished potter, will punctuate her continuing exhibit with gallery talks and pottery wheel demonstrations on June 12, starting at 1:00pm. Warsaw shows her colorful pottery in the gallery. She also teaches classes in her studio, and the public is invited to discuss that with her. Refreshments will be served from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on June 12. Interested persons may get more information by calling Mary Chávez at (505)425-3745. You may also view the Event Flyer.

June 16 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “WHEN IN ROME” -- 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).

June 16 -- 7:00pm to 10:00pm -- Salsa Dances in the Plaza Park -- For more information call Adam Metcalf at (505)425-1267.

June 18 -- 8:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “THE BOOK OF ELI” -- 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).

June 19 -- 5:00pm to 7:00pm -- Wine Tasting at the Plaza -- Wine Tasting at the Plaza. Every Saturday through September. Try our enchanting New Mexico Wines.

June 20 -- 2:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “MR TROOP MOM” -- 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).

June 20 -- 3:00pm -- Afternoon Tea at the Plaza Hotel -- Event will take place in the Ilfeld Ballroom Foyer. Reservations are required. Please call (505)425-3591.

June 21 -- Support Young People's Theatre -- On July 24, The TeatroJoven~Young Theatre will be producing THE RAINBOW: A Sioux Indian Story. 12-14 children will engage in ART, GAMES and ACTING CLASS. Beginning June 21st for 5 weeks, three 4 hour days a week, in preparation for the show. We seek sponsors for the production and perhaps a volunteer or two. Donations will provide scholarships for some special kids to take part and help with production costs. For more information view the Event Flyer or call Caroline Rackley, director at (505)425-6092 or Tome on the Range at (505)454-9944.

June 23 -- 6:30pm -- Upper Pecos Watershed Association - Stakeholders Meeting -- Please join us at our annual stakeholder meeting, to hear updates on what the Upper Pecos Watershed Association has been doing and plans for the future! We’ll cover topics such as: Status of grants, River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative – restoration progress, Collaborative Forest Restoration Program – wildfire safety, including help for individual property owners, Clean Water Act 319 grant – improving streams and water quality, Youth Water Quality Monitoring, Pecos River watershed review by NM Environment Department. If you have any questions, please call the UPWA office at 757-3600. Refreshments provided!

June 25 -- 7:00pm to 10:00pm -- Salsa Dances in the Plaza Park -- For more information call Adam Metcalf at (505)425-1267.

June 25 through 27 -- USTRC Lasso Del Norte -- The event will be held at the Santa Fe Trail Event Center located on the corner of Airport Road and Hwy 50. This is an exciting event and fun for the entire family. There will be a concession stand to take care of all your drink and snack needs. For more information call: (505)425-3850.

June 26 -- UPWA Spring River Cleanup -- Volunteers will meet at the UPWA office at 9:00am for coffee, pastries and assignments. Bags, gloves, and safety vests will be provided. A BBQ picnic will follow the cleanup - 12 noon to 2:30pm at the Jamie Koch Pavilion. We will also be having a bucket raffle.

June 26 & 27 -- 9:00am to 4:00pm -- “Cultural Encounters” Special Event at Fort Union -- This is an annual tradition at the Monument, this year will be extra special as park entrance fees will be waived during the entire weekend. This is a great opportunity to have a local vacation and enjoy new offerings on fort history, and topics of local, regional and national interest,” states Superintendent Marie Sauter. Events will include guest speakers, a military encampment, guided tours, programs and demonstrations. Saturday’s events will include a special dedication from the Grand Masters Lodge of New Mexico at the quartermaster office where meetings of the Union and Chapman Lodges took place. Talks will be given by John Russell, Dr. Bob Mallin, and Otis Halfmoon. Living History presenters included the Fort Davis Buffalo Soldiers, Artillery Company of New Mexico, Fort Larned military company and Fort Union’s First New Mexico Volunteers. For more information and a schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at (505)425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun or view the Event Flyer.

June 28 through July 2 -- Free Computer Science Camp for Youth, Teachers -- This event will take place at New Mexico Highlands University and Presented by Project Growing Up Thinking Scientifically and the Supercomputing Challenge. Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. The earlier the better! Register online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/WQCBQL7. Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Ratzlaff at or (505)426-2009.