“NEVER THE SAME”
Loretta Swit comes to Las Cruces for 4 screenings of “Never The Same – the Prisoner of War Experience” at the Rio Grande Theatre. Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 22 at 3 and 7 and Monday, March 24 at 7 p.m. see this true-life story based on WWII Bataan Death March captives. Go to www.riograndetheatre.com for ticket info. Listen to win free tickets on 101 Gold.
COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
The second annual Las Cruces country music festival and rodeo will be held April 24th through the 27th on the downtown mall. The legendary Charlie Daniels band will headline the event. This four day event will include artist meet and greet, songwriters workshop, cowboy brunch, western wear fashion show and more – For more info and a complete schedule call 522-1232. Listen for FREE tickets from 101 Gold!
Johnny Trujillo Park Fundraiser
The new Johnny Trujillo Park in Mesilla, in memory of one of Las Cruces’ top musicians, is asking for financial help to develop the park. Sunday, March 30th, make a donation at the door and enjoy live music from Phat Soul, Sunny and The All-Stars, Prime Time, Sangria and Genie and the Starliners. Food will be available and doors open at 2 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Hall and Cantina at 150 N. Hermosa. Call 640-4284 for more information and listen for Johnny and the Krucez Band Sundays on Crzin’ in Cruces with Phil Villescas on 101 Gold.
Cruces Canines will be having a Spring Bark event at Andeles dog house, 1983 Calle del Norte in Old Mesilla, on Thursday, April 3rd at 5:30pm. This is a people and pet social. You are invited to attend and bring your well behaved leashed dogs for a fun time . Admission is only $5 and proceeds go to the Humane Society of Southern NM. For more info call 522-2529
The 2nd annual spaghetti dinner sponsored by UNITED MILITARY WOMEN OF THE S.W. will be held at the El Caldito soup kitchen at 999 Amador on Saturday April 5th from 4 to 7pm. The cost is only $5 and takeout is available. All proceeds will go the MESILLA VALLEY COMMUNITY OF HOPE AND EL CALDITO SOUP KITCHEN. For tickets and more info call Karen at 639 1265.
THE DIABETES EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AND THIS MONTH IT IS AT THE BENAVIDEZ COMMUNITY CNETER AT 1045 MC CLURE RD. THE MEETING STARTS AT 10AM AND IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFO CALL 522-0289.
Bataan Memorial Death March
Registration for the 25th Bataan Memorial Death March to be held on March 23, 2014 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico has closed. Training recommendations can be found at www.bataanmarch.com. The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging trek through the high desert terrain conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their lives. Participants may choose either the 26.2 mile route or the 14.2 mile route. Please click the link for all the info you need if you are registered to participate!
Great American Clean Up
The 22nd annual Great American Cleanup is planned for April 12 and organizers are hoping to have more than 1,000 volunteers sign up for this year’s event. The city-wide cleanup, sponsored locally by Keep Las Cruces Beautiful, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 12. Last year, roughly 1,000 volunteers participated and organizers hope to equal or surpass that number in 2014. Individuals, groups and organizations can sign up for the Great American Cleanup through the Codes Enforcement link on the Las Cruces Police Department’s website or by telephone. Keep Las Cruces Beautiful encourages early enrollment. The sign-up form can be found on the Keep Las Cruces Beautiful link, on the bottom-right of the www.CLCPD.com website. Or, volunteers may call James Woods at (575) 528-4723. Volunteers can suggest an area of town they wish to work or KLCB can designate a location in need of cleaning. Following the Great American Cleanup, volunteers will be treated to a free lunch hosted by the Walmart stores of Las Cruces. The Great American Cleanup is a program of Keep America Beautiful held in coordination with New Mexico Clean and Beautiful and Keep American Beautiful. Keep Las Cruces Beautiful is a program of the Las Cruces Police Department’s Codes Enforcement Division. Contact Information: Keep Las Cruces Beautiful – 575-528-4723
APA seeking donations for their 2nd Annual Rummage Sale Extravaganza
ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) is seeking donations for their 2nd Annual “Name Your Own Price” Rummage Sale Extravaganza on Saturday, March 29th, at the VFW Post 3242, 2001 N. Mesquite, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group is accepting all donations except clothing. Donations can be dropped off at a storage location by appointment or picked up by volunteers. Donors can also bring their donations on March 28th, the Friday before the event, to the VFW location anytime between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit APA’s Dona Ana Pets Alive! (DAPA!) campaign, which rescues dogs and cats from the municipal shelter as well as former abuse-case animals. The event will also feature a pet adoption as well as enchilada plates and drinks, popcorn and baked goods. People will be able to name their own price for items they wish to purchase and a suggested donation amount for animals they wish to adopt. The only exceptions to the “name your pricde” deal will be large rummage sale items, such as furniture, which will be priced, and puppies/kittens under 6 months of age, which the organization will seek their normal adoption fee of $50 for kittens and $75 for puppies.
Student film contest:
The white sands international film festival (WSIFF) is announcing a student film contest. To enter you are asked to write and produce a 30 or 60 sec promo video for the WSIFF which should include the official event ..logo… event dates… location and website. The deadline for the promo is 5pm March 15th. The festival this year is the 10th and brings films in from across the state and around the world. The festival is a 5 day event running from Sept 3-7 with screenings…workshops and VIP parties in Las Cruces. For more info call 522-1232.
SCORE and WESST are doing a business startup training series and its free to anyone interested. Classes start Feb 12 from 5:30-7:30PM. There will be two classes per month thru April. For more info and to registar for the classes call 541-1583 or 523-5627.
Be a Lifeguard:
The City of L C park and rec. dept is offering two lifeguar courses for this year. If you are 15 or over you can apply for this great summer job. The classes will be in two sessions March 24-28 and July 14-18. There will be a skills pre test at both sessions. For cost and complete info call Abraham at 541-2707