Calendar of Events
July 2010

122th Annual
Fiestas de Las Vegas

July 2 through 5 -- 122st Annual Fiestas de Las Vegas -- This is Las Vegas oldest and most colorful event which highlights culture and celebration. There are parades, arts and crafts booths, food vendors, live music, dancing in the streets, veterans' events, fireworks and much more. Most events take place at the Plaza Park. For more information contact The Las Vegas Fiesta Council at (505)426-5163; (505)426-5164 or via email at: -- Schedule of Events --
Entertainment Schedule

July 2 through 5 -- 7th Annual Art Show -- Pendaries Art League will be sponsoring their 7th Annual Art Show with a reception on Friday, July 2 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. This is a great event with lots of fine artist showing their best. The drive and the views are wonderful, so take the time to make this event.

July 2 -- Team Roping -- 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.

July 3 -- World Series Qualifier -- 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.

July 3 -- 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!

July 4 -- 2010 Las Vegas (NM) Fiesta Memorial Run -- The 2010 Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run includes a 5K walk, a 5K run, 10K run, and a one mile children's run. For more detailed information regarding times, starting points, and entry fees, please view the Press Release. For entry blanks please visit our web site at www.JogToner.com. You may also pick up forms at Abolino Montoya Recreation Center, call Joe Whiteman at (505)454-8221, contact the Las Vegas Fiesta Council at PO Box 836, Las Vegas, NM, or print an Entry Form from this website. Last year more than 300 runners, including 100 children, took part in the fiesta event. The race features not only a friendly family atmosphere but also uses state-of-the-art computer-chip timing for speed and accuracy. Organizers view the memorial run as one of the healthiest features of the Las Vegas Fourth of July Fiesta celebrations. For further information, contact Joe Whiteman at (505)454-8221 or via email at: (subject line: LV Memorial Run).

July 4 -- Church on the Trail -- 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.

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

July 7 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE” -- 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).

July 7 & 8 -- 6:00pm -- Dinner Theater at the Plaza Hotel -- Dinner Theater for Mozart’s First Opera, ‘Bastien and Bastienne’ will take place at the Historic Plaza Hotel-Ilfeld Ballroom. $30 per ticket. Presented by the Highlands University Department of Music, A Benefit for the Choral Program. Tickets available at the front desk of the Hotel, Europa Hair Salon, or call (505)425-9323.

July 9 -- 5:00pm to 7:00pm -- Fridays al Fresco -- This is an event that all the locals enjoy and you will too. The event begins Friday the 9th of July and is scheduled every Friday through the end of August at Plaza Park. The live music performed by local musicians starts at 5:00pm and lasts until 7:00pm (entertainment schedule TBA). For more information call (505)425-3745 or via email at:

July 9 -- 8:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “BROOKLYN’S FINEST” -- 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).

July 9 & 10 -- North/South All Star Games -- The North/South All Star Games attract locals from Las Vegas and families from all over the state. The girls basketball teams will play at Wilson Gym at 6:00pm on July 9 and the boys basketball team will play at 8:00 pm on the same day. On July 10 the football game will be played at Perkins Stadium at 6:30pm. Contact (505)429-2319 or for more information.

July 10 -- 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

July 10 & 11 -- 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.

July 10 & 11 -- Equestrian Regional Vaulting Championships -- 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. or view the Event Flyer.

July 12 through 16 -- “The Art of Business” -- The LVSM Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Luna Community College to create an educational enrichment program for teens this summer. From July 12th through the 16th, teens ages 13 to 18 can sign up for one week of afternoon classes, Monday through Friday at LCC. The five day camp is designed to introduce students to the world of art and the diverse range of styles and genre that artists use to create their works. This years teen camp will showcase mixed mediacollage, whimsical funky painted chairs and wirebead sculpture. For more information view the Chamber PSA.

July 14 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “BOUNTY HUNTER” -- 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).

July 15 -- 7:00pm -- Glimpses of the Past -- “Pottery Gardens: Interpreting Hohokam Pottery Designs” -- Presentation By: Victoria Evans. Join us at the CCHP & Santa Fé Trail Interpretive Center located at 116 Bridge Street in Las Vegas. For more information visit www.nps.gov/foun ; call (505)425-8025; or view the Event Flyer.

June 16 -- 11:00am to 2:00pm -- “CINEFLIX IN ILFELD” Fundraiser for the month of July! -- Grilled hot dog, chips, watermelon & soda or water $4. Help us raise money for the student “MOVIE CLUB” on campus! Come by KEDP radio station (across from Ilfeld Auditorium)!

July 16 -- 5:00pm to 7:00pm -- Fridays al Fresco -- This is an event that all the locals enjoy and you will too. The event begins Friday the 9th of July and is scheduled every Friday through the end of August at Plaza Park. The live music performed by local musicians starts at 5:00pm and lasts until 7:00pm (entertainment schedule TBA). For more Information call (505)425-3745 or via email at:

July 16 -- 8:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “REMEMBER ME” -- 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).

July 17 -- 9:00am to 4:00pm -- First Fort Tour -- There were two other forts built before the present one in the same area. This is the only time during the year that the First Fort site is open to the public. Guided tours are given approximately 4 times during the day. Fort Union National Park is located 26 miles north of Las Vegas off Interstate 25. For more information please call (505)425-8025 or check the website: www.nps.gov/foun

July 21 through September 1 -- 2:30am to 4:30pm -- ART CLASS: Introduction to the 7 Elements of ART by Nancy Philo -- Classes are open to ages 11 to 90, and are non-competitive and geared to individual ability. The first class is: Introduction to the 7 Elements of ART- line, shape, form, color, space, texture, value with projects emphasizing basic drawing skills. Space is limited to 8 students/must have at least 5 to run. This is a 7 week course beginning on Wednesday, July 21. Come and allow yourself the time to study with Nancy and enjoy the process. The product will follow in time! To register or to ask Nancy a question, call the artist at (505)231-5709 Hyperbole Gallery and home studio, located at 1205 5th Street, across from RHS.

July 21 through September 1 -- 6:30am to 8:30pm -- ART CLASS: Watercolor-the Luscious and Fluid Medium by Nancy Philo -- Classes are open to ages 11 to 90, and are non-competitive and geared to individual ability. The first class is: Watercolor-the Luscious and Fluid Medium and the basis of all painting instruction in other media! Space is limited to 8 students/must have at least 5 to run. This is a 7 week course beginning on Wednesday, July 21. Come and allow yourself the time to study with Nancy and enjoy the process. The product will follow in time! To register or to ask Nancy a question, call the artist at (505)231-5709 Hyperbole Gallery and home studio, located at 1205 5th Street, across from RHS.

July 21 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “COP 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).

July 23 -- 6:30am to 8:30pm -- Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally Blood Drive -- This is one of the biggest Blood Drive efforts in Northeast New Mexico. This event will take place at the Plaza Hotel, located at 230 Plaza. Please make sure to call ASAP to get the time slot that you will be available and bring proper identification. For more information call (505)702-3858 or via email: Bonnie Chavez at , or view the Event Flyer. Sign Up Now! You can also view th entire Schedule of Events!

July 23 through 25 -- Fifth Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally de Las Vegas -- The Motorcycle Rally hosts many events, including a Poker Run, a Tattoo Contest, Bike Show, the Biker Rodeo and much more. There will be a variety of food vendors and live music at the Historical Plaza Park. Las Vegas and the surrounding area offers many types of activities such as exploring 900 plus historical buildings, rides in the National Forest and sampling some of the best northern New Mexico cuisine at our local restaurants. More information can be found at their website: www.roughridermotorcyclerally.com You can also check out their Event Poster.

July 23 -- 5:00pm to 7:00pm -- Fridays al Fresco -- This is an event that all the locals enjoy and you will too. The event begins Friday the 9th of July and is scheduled every Friday through the end of August at Plaza Park. The live music performed by local musicians starts at 5:00pm and lasts until 7:00pm (entertainment schedule TBA). For more Information call (505)425-3745 or via email at:

July 23 -- 8:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “THE LOSERS” -- 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).

July 24 -- 10:00am to 4:00pm -- Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium -- This event is sponsored by the Pachamama Alliance and will take place at the Old Mission Church on the corner of Blanchard and Chavez Streets. Come together with conscious, aware people who care about what's happening in the world. Register at (505)617-6274 or via email at: . Admission is free, suggested donation: $20. For more information, please view the Event Flyer.

July 24 -- Support Young People's Theatre -- TeatroJoven~YoungTheatre 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.

July 24 -- APBT Dog Show -- 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.

July 24 & 25 -- Gun & Collectables Show -- This event will be held at the National Guard Armory on Saturday - 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday - 9:00am to 3:00pm. Event is sponsored by the Lions Club and is a charity fund raiser for the organization. There will be displays of firearms, accesories, crafts, collectables and jewelry. This is a family event with something of interest for all ages. For more information call (505)425-8381 or (505)425-7632.

July 26 through August 3 -- 8:00am to 5:30pm -- Aerie Backcountry Medicine - Wilderness First Responder Course -- The Wilderness First Responder course is a 72-hour medic course that focuses on the diagnosis and stabilization of injuries that occur more than two hours from hospital or ambulance. All of the information can be transferred to common everyday injuries as well. Those who complete this course will earn a national certification that is a standard requirement for many outdoor-based jobs such as summer camps, schools, wilderness guides, ski patrols, etc. Location: United World College in Montezuma, NM. For more information contact Sharon Seto at: (505)454-4206 or via email at: . You can also view the Event Flyer & Registration Form.

July 26 through 31 -- The Missoula Children's Theatre -- The nations largest children's theatre is returning to Las Vegas with a production of King Arthurs Quest. This will be an exciting and rewarding experience for young people from the first grade through high school to participate in. Nothing prepared will be required for auditions beginning on July 26th at 10:00am and after casting. Rehearsal will begin at 10:00am and will last until 2:30pm. This rehearsal schedule will continue each day for the rest of the week. The production will be held at 7:00pm at Ilfeld auditorium on Saturday July 31. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7.00 - General Admission and children (12 and under) for $3.00. For more information call (505)425-1085 or via email at: . For further details, you may also view the Press Release.

July 28 -- 7:30pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “CLASS OF THE TITANS” -- 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).

July 30 -- 7:00pm to 10:00pm -- Salsa Dances in the Plaza Park -- For more information call Adam Metcalf at (505)425-1267.

July 30 -- 5:00pm to 7:00pm -- Fridays al Fresco -- This is an event that all the locals enjoy and you will too. The event begins Friday the 9th of July and is scheduled every Friday through the end of August at Plaza Park. The live music performed by local musicians starts at 5:00pm and lasts until 7:00pm (entertainment schedule TBA). For more Information call (505)425-3745 or via email at:

July 30 -- 8:00pm -- “Cineflix in Ilfeld “REPOMAN” -- 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).

July 31 -- 7:00pm -- Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents “KING ARTHUR’S QUEST” -- This event is held at the Historic Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. General Admission: $7; Children: $3; NMHU students/faculty/staff: FREE

July 31 -- 7:00pm to 10:00pm -- The Solano Starlight Ballroom: “Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams” -- Bringing the music of Bob Wills (Western Swing) back to Harding County. $10.00 at the gate; Free dance lessons at 5:00pm. Come early and eat! Food service starts at 6:00pm; Catered by Daniels Mesquite Bar-B-Que. Menu includes: Smoked brisket, grilled sausage, potato salad, cole slaw, drink & dessert - all for $12.00. Call 575-673-2489 for more information. This event is hosted by Wagon Mound Ranch Supply in conjunction with the Harding County Economic & Community Development Corporation. For more information you can also view the Event Flyer.