Here’s a quick look at events in Las Cruces for the weekend of Jan. 17-19, 2020.
Friday, Jan. 17
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is offering the 50-Plus “Day Tripping” series of day trips for newcomers and residents of Las Cruces to sites, parks, museums and events in the surrounding area, beginning with a trip to the El Paso Museum of Archaeology and the U.S. Border Patrol Museum and lunch at the famed Tamales Lupita.
The 50-Plus “Day Tripping” is designed to be a social, fun and educational outlet for those currently residing in Las Cruces, or people considering the area as a future home.
Cost is $10, registration is required. To register, visit www.las-cruces.org/play and click the “Online Registration” link, or visit one of the following locations: Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday; Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Available spots will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. No telephone registrations/payments will be accepted.
For more, call 541-2454.
Friday’s live music schedule includes Triple Jack at The Game and Steppin’ Up at The Game II (7-11 p.m.); and Le Chat Lunatique at Little Toad Creek (8-11 p.m.).
Saturday, Jan. 18
The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will present “STEAMpunk – Amelia Earhart,” at noon Saturday.
Amelia Earhart, who lived from 1897 to 1937, was the first woman pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean on a solo flight. She pioneered aeronautical engineering for women students until her disappearance during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937.
Inspired by her work, participants will explore aerodynamics by making different kinds of gliders from different materials. Compare lift, spin, and thrust with three different designs.
“STEAMpunk” is offered monthly, highlighting the work of a historic scientist through hands-on exploration. The content and activities are intended for ages 7-12.
The program is free to the public.
For more, visit bit.ly/2QY98qG or call 522-3120.
The Las Cruces Museum of Art’s Artventurous program, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, continues its month-long series on surrealism with a program on Man Ray and a hands-on arts activity.
Stick around the museum to celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Enjoy story time and hands-on crafts about the world’s most adorable, honey-loving yellow bear and his pals.
For more, visit las-cruces.org/1542/museum-of-art, or call 541-2137.
Winnie the Pooh Day will also be celebrated from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. The program will be in the Children’s Craft Room. It’s not an “oh, bother” kind of day, but a “oh boy!” kind of day for the whole family! All materials will be provided.
For more, call 528-4225 or 541-2137 or visit las-cruces.org/1542/museum-of-art.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Frontera Jazz (2-6 p.m.) at Sombra Antigua Winery; Eli James Band at The Game and Chris Baker at The Game II (7-11 p.m.); Bullard Street Station at Little Toad Creek (8-11 p.m.); and solo singer-songwriter Danny Sanchez at High Desert Brewing Co. (8-11 p.m.).
Sunday, Jan. 19
Sunday’s live music schedule includes brunch with DJ Mischievous at Little Toad Creek (1 p.m.); and Jerry & Ed at Sombra Antigua Winery (2-6 p.m.).
Next Weekend: Jan. 23-26
Next weekend, the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum hosts its annual Antique Treasures Show, complete with onsite appraisals and antique vendors; the Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents concert pianist and chamber musician Alina Kiryayeva at the historic Rio Grande Theatre; No Strings Theater Company opens its production of “The Killing Game”; and the Las Cruces Bridal & Special Events Showcase highlights area vendors offering all you need for your big day.
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