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Community calendar Aug. 24-31

August 23, 2014

Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M.

Aug. 23--Today

Music in the Park Series: Free outdoor concerts at 7 p.m. today at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. Featuring The Liars and Casual Friday. Info: Parks and Recreation Department, 575-541-2550. TTY number, 575-541-2772.

Live Music on the Patio: From 2-5 p.m. today at the Rio Grande Vineyards and Winery, 5321 Highway 28, at mile marker 25. Music by the band Anthony and the Nite Liters, performing Tex-Mex, country and oldies music. No cover charge if you're enjoying a glass of wine.

Tuesday

Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Board of Commissioners: Meets at noon in the conference room, Housing Authority, 926 S. San Pedro St. Info: 575-528-2000.

Las Cruces Palooza: New Mexico State University will host Las Cruces Palooza -- Off Campus Business Fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at Corbett Center Student Union, NMSU campus. Visit booths, sample products, win prizes, giveaways and more. Info: Courtney Spivak, 575-646-2582 or email cspivak2@nmsu.edu.

Estate Planning: A free Estate Planning Workshop will be 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Women's Intercultural Center, 303 Lincoln St., in Anthony. The workshop will review wills and trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues and Medicaid planning. The class will help you eliminate crisis decision making when caring for yourself and loved ones. The workshop provided in collaboration between the Estrada Law P.C. and the Women's Intercultural Center. Info: Magali Almaraz, 575-882-5556.

Concert on the Green: At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corbett Center outdoor stage, NMSU campus. Join the Pride of New Mexico marching Band. Free admission.

Wednesday

Community Meeting: The Third Judicial District Attorney's Office community meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the DoÑa Ana County Commission Chambers, 845 N. Motel Blvd., to provide information to parents and students regarding the dangers of spice. Personnel from Las Cruces Public Schools, Gadsden School District, Hatch Valley School District, La Casa, DoÑa Ana County commissioners and community educator Ruth Rivas will present. The district attorney and his staff will be available to address concerns and hear ideas Open to the public.

Plant Spirit Medicine and Consciousness: Class series, anthropological insight into the current state of the collective consciousness, from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo Road. Free. Info: 575-523-0436 or mountainviewmarket.coop.

Thursday

Neighborhood meeting: Las Cruces City Councilor Greg Smith, District 2, will host a neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Frank O'Brien Papen Community Center auditorium, 304 Bell Ave.

Military Service Academy Night: From 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Centennial High School, cluster A, common area, 1950 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Join representatives of Sen. Tom Udall, Sen. Martin Heinrich and Rep. Steve Pearce to get information about service academy nominations, state ROTC programs, ROTC scholarships and interview processes. Meet and talk to representatives from each service academy, congressional office and in-state ROTC programs. Info: Office of Sen. Udall, 575-526-5475.

Passport to Financial Success: Attend a free financial workshop, Get Out of Debt, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. Stop living paycheck to paycheck. Space is limited. Registration or info: Amanda Morales, community impact director, 575-524-7561 or amanda@uwswnm.org.

Science Cafe: At 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main St. Are you ready to share the road with Driverless Cars? Find out just what science is being applied to cars that drive themselves. Robert Pas, NMSU professor of electrical and computer engineering, will explain the technology that is being adapted for guidance and safe operation. Info: 575-522-3120.

Big Band Dance Club: Dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court Ave. Music by Mike D'Arcy, DJ. Group dance lesson at 7 p.m. Admission is $7. Info: 575-526-6504.

Friday

Continuing Education Series: From 9-11 a.m. Friday at Mesilla Valley Hospice, La Posada dining room, 299 E. Montana Ave. Speaker will be Rosina Carrasco, LMSW, and the topic is "Effective Communication with the Southwestern Culture." Free. Info: Linda Anderson, BSN Chair CE Committee, 575-525-5709 or landerson@mvhospice.org

Chicano Music Fest and Car and Bike show: The Chicano Music Fest will be Friday through Sunday in Silver City. Kick-off dance at 8 p.m. Friday at the Flame Convention Center featuring Joe Bravo and Sunny and The Sunliners and tickets are $10. Live music at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gough Park Stage 1 and 2, car and bike show and dance at 8 p.m. at Dance Flame Convention Center featuring The Xs Band and Chicano Chantz. Tickets are $10. Live music at 11 a.m. Sunday at Gough Park Stage 1 and 2. Show and Shine. Advance tickets for dance: Vivian Flores, 575-590-7100. Info: Silvia Rueda, 575-654-2583; Frances Jacquez, 575-313-0918; or Rosemary Magdaleno, 575-313-2272. Car show info: Pete Magdaleno, 575-313-9322.

Saturday

Hatch Valley Chile Festival: From 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hatch Municipal Airport, one mile west of town on Highway 26, in Hatch. Taste chile-inspired dishes and pair them with beers from the beer garden at this annual event. Other activities include mud volleyball, art booth, horseshoe tournament, chile cook-off and dances to end both nights. Admission is $10 per car. Info: hatchchilefest.com.

Cultural Dinner: From 6-10 p.m. Saturday in honor of Thomas Wolfe, author of "Look Homeward Angel," "You Can't Go Home Again," "Time and the River" and "The Web and the Rock," among other works. The dinner is $45 per person. Reservations are necessary. Participants will receive directions. For reservations or info: 575-523-3988 or email bbf@borderbookfestival.com.

End of Summer Bash: At 2 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 10124, 709 S. Valley Drive. Refreshments will be served and hamburger/hot dog plates will be available for $5 per plate to cover the cost of a live band. Fun all day and dance all night. Open to members and guests. Info: 575-526-5761.

Back by Noon Outing: The Southwest Environmental Center first Back by Noon hike to The Hidden World of Riparian Arthopods will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. Join retired NMSU entomologist David "Bugman" Richman on a safari to discover interesting creepy crawlies. There is a $5 fee per vehicle to enter the park. All trips are open to the public. Advanced reservations required. Reservations or info: 575-522-5552 or wildmesquite.org.

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