Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Support the local Dali Ballet Company by coming to see this year's Nutcracker at the Spencer Theater

Open your holiday season like a gaily wrapped present with southern New Mexico's largest, most lavish production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," presented by the Dali Ballet Company of Ruidoso. Featuring all-new choreography and exquisite costumes, this timeless tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and their Christmas Eve journey to a world of dreams and magic begins Friday, December 8 at 7 PM and continues Saturday, December 9 at 2 PM and 7 PM at the elegant Spencer Theater in Alto, north of Ruidoso.

Joining Dali Ballet Company dancers are the professionals of the Youth American Ballet Company and Ballet Lubbock. "Dali's production offers a tremendous opportunity to see gifted and talented dancers from around the world," said a Dali Ballet Company spokesperson.

Sean Mitchell of Ballet Lubbock portrays the Nutcracker Prince. As the broken toy brought magically to life, athletic Mr. Mitchell brings drama to his battle with the Rat King then musicality to hispas de deux with Clara. 

The Nutcracker Prince escorts Clara to the Land of Sweets presided over by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Act Two reveals to Clara the magic of Christmas Eve in an extraordinary display of special effects and lighting that highlight dancers' exceptional interpretation of Tchaikovsky's renowned music.

This is Mr. Mitchell's second year in the Nutcracker Prince role with Dali. With Ballet Lubbock, he has danced other classical ballet "Nutcracker" roles as well as musical theater.

Katherine Derkach and Georgi Rusafov of Youth American Ballet Company in Gilbert, AZ portray the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier in their first appearances with Dali. 

The "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" is a pas de deux eagerly anticipated by ballet enthusiasts. The opening delicate bell-like notes of the celesta herald the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" as the most recognizable music of the ballet as well as an iconic holiday melody. 

Ms. Derkach, the Sugar Plum Fairy, is a principal dancer of Youth American Ballet Company. She has performed Aurora, Clara, Dew Drop Fairy and Snow Queen in their productions. She achieved third place the fourth World Ballet Art Competition in September. 

Georgi Rusafov portrays the Cavalier. He is the Artistic Director of Youth American Ballet Company. From Sofia, Bulgaria, Mr. Rusafov performed as a soloist with the Bulgaria National Opera and Ballet, received advanced Vaganova master education and won several ballet awards. In the US he was a principal dancer for Milwaukee Ballet, Northern Plains Ballet and Omaha Ballet Theater and Ballet Arizona.

Tickets for this traditional holiday classic at the Spencer Theater Friday,December 8 at 7 PM and Saturday, December 9 are available by calling the Spencer box office: 575-336-4800 or Follow "The Nutcracker" behind the scenes on Facebook at Dali Ballet Company.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

More sneaky looks at upcoming Holiday Bazaar

Cool book bags

Handmade ornaments

The cook? preparing the healing ointments?

Well-behaved raccoons

Things for the doggie

Oodles of Santas seen in closet.  Just two caught unawares.
SEE's Candy bars
Another beautiful cork creation. 
Other wreathes available - just were wrapped up tight waiting unveiling.

Found hidden in back closet

What is it?
Weird unicycle?

No wait - had two more wheels.  A tricycle? 
Have to come to Holiday Bazaar to see it in all one piece.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sneak preview of things to come at the Holiday Bazaar

Capitan Library Holiday Bazaar: 
Saturday, December 2 at 8 am to 2 pm
Sneaking a peak under the wrapping

cork wreathes
Covers for tablets and electronic readers

Look! A guitar in the closet!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

YOUR library. Self-supporting with YOUR help.

The Capitan Public Library is an all volunteer organization.  Several times a year we have a big fund raiser to keep operating the library.  Many of you come to the plant sale in the spring and now comes the second one, the Holiday Bazaar.  Many volunteers have worked hard to make and provide unique gifts.  The Library orders SEE's Candy special for the Bazaar, so be sure to come pick up several boxes and bars for presents and stocking stuffers.   There will be an array of delicious baked goods, but you have to come early, things go fast.  

The CPL is the hub of the community.  It provides and teaches computer training.  Job seekers come to fill out job applications.  Children come to do their homework.  Tourists stop by to find out where to go in Capitan and Lincoln County.  Debbie Myers does an incredible summer school program and after school program.  Genealogy research is available by appointment through volunteer, Kris Shearer.  Programs are presented once a month on a first Fridays or a Sunday afternoon.  A book club meets every first Thursday of the month.  ALL are welcome to attend this stimulating round table discussion of books.  A group of people meet for Bible study on Fridays.

The Not Too Shabby Shop, which has its own group of volunteers, is a vital part of the library.  The items donated and sold brings money for the operating costs of the library. So shop locally at N2SS.

Donations from the public and business also contribute to the on-going day-to-day expenses of the library.  Please make a tax-deductible donation today.

If you have books that you would like to donate, bring them to the CPL.  Every donated book helps to pay for the operation of the library.

THANK YOU for your patronage to the Capitan Public Library.  THANK YOU to all the volunteers, who make this library a reality.

When is the Holiday Bazaar?

Saturday 2 December 2017

What Time?

8:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.

See you there.  A library is the most important part of any community, support Capitan's All Volunteer Library.  Your support makes a difference.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Learn to make Tamales!

(NO - we're not going to check out a cookbook on tamales to you) 

Would you like to learn to make tamales?   Here's your chance.

What: Tamale Making Class
Where: Capitan Library
When: Saturday, December 9
Time: 10 am
Phone# for more information: 575.354.3035

Cost for class is $25, payable when signing up for the class.  You will take home all your finished tamales. 

Class size is limited, so hurry and sign up at the library. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Last Saturday to buy books at $1 a bag.

Last chance for this great sale:
 Saturday, Nov 25,  10 am to 2 pm

Class Acts at the Spencer Theater - Nov 30

Class Acts at the Spencer Theater are children's programs during the day.  Usually kids come from their schools by bus, but home-school children and the public are welcome to attend.   There are two shows.  Tickets are $5.  Call the Spencer Theater box office at 575.336.4800 to reserve your tickets to November 30th program:
Wildlife Wendy and her Tropical Birds 

The Nutcracker at Spencer Theater

Dali Ballet Company in Ruidoso presents its twelfth annual production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" Friday, December 8 at 7 PM and Saturday, December 9 at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Spencer Theater in Alto, north of Ruidoso. This eagerly-anticipated production features local dancers and guests artists in original choreography to such well-loved music as "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy," "March of the Toy Soldiers" and more.  Tickets for this popular holiday classic are available at the Spencer Theater, 575-336-4800 or .

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Another date to save! Christmas decorations at N2SS

One Stop Shopping @
The Not 2 Shabby Shop

The N2SS has a gargantuan supply of Christmas decorations. 
 Beginning November 30, come and shop!
Thursday - 10:00 - 5:30
Friday - 10:00 - 4:00
Saturday 10:00 - 2:00

Due to lack of space and storage, the shop will not be accepting clothing donations from Nov. 30 - Jan. 1.  (BUT - Christmas-themed sweaters will be accepted.)

PLEASE NOTE ! : The shop will be closed during the week of Thanksgiving for the installation of new flooring.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Library closed for Thanksgiving - Nov 22 & 23

Ideas for those that want to give the turkey a break this year:
just too cute

salt lover turkey

turkey pie
an apple a day keeps the doctor away turkey

Mr. Bill turkey (oh noooo!)

colorful as a peacock turkey

You know, I'm not just a blogger.  I'm also a bookkeeper, recording and depositing payments for a small water district.  Let me tell you, when a payment comes with a note - it just makes my day!  I can't stop smiling.
I think I became an angel.  I have wings... but no halo like Bella.

Friday, November 17, 2017

We're just not going to let you forget the upcoming Holiday Bazaar at the Capitan Library

Saturday, Dec 2: from 8 am to 2 pm
Poinsettias and SEE's Candy

Did I mention SEE's Candy?  Where else do you see SEE's during the holidays?

Once again: SEE's candy seen at CPL at the Holiday Bazaar.  You sure won't forget now.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Be sure to go see the artwork of Maria Hamilton before it leaves the library Nov 21st!

Just saw Maria's art in the Ruidoso Convention Center this weekend while at the Christmas Jubilee.  The Convention Center commissioned local artists for the artwork hanging in the hallways. This painting is very large and beautiful!  And it is the same theme seen in the library right now.  Go see before it leaves!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday, Dec 2 - Holiday Bazaar 8 am to 2 pm

The Holiday Bazaar is one of two large sales the Capitan Library has yearly to support itself. 
 The Not Too Shabby Shop and donations also greatly support this 100% volunteer library. 
DO your part and come SHOP!

At last year's Holiday Bazaar, volunteer Linda Oxsheer helps customers in selecting
 from all the yummy treats  baked by volunteers

Thursday, November 9, 2017

It's coming - Save the Date!

Capitan Library Holiday Bazaar!  Saturday, December 2:  8 am to 2 pm.  Lots of goodies.  I'll be sending you photo teasers up until the date.  Here's what last year looked like:

Christmas ware, guitars and furniture

Lots of Wreaths, hand-made goodies, furniture and X-mas ware

Christmas ornaments and decorations

Ornaments and hand-made toys

Ornaments, bags and scarves & hats

Oodles of hand-made and one-of-a-kind gifts

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Grand opening of new state veterans cemetery set for Nov. 6

The place is beautiful and well worth it to attend the opening.  If you are a Veteran, know one, this will be a good time to find out more information if you wish to be buried there.  Please pass this on.

Fort Stanton was the first to be completed of four sites selected for state veterans cemeteries

A grand opening for Ft. Stanton State Veterans Cemetery, New Mexico’s first state-managed cemetery for honorably discharged veterans and their spouses, is set for 1:30 p.m., Nov. 6.
The cemetery at 1398 New Mexico Highway 220, also known as Airport Road, features 650 in-ground crypts and 480 columbarium niches for cremated remains. It was built through an application sent by the state to the Veterans Administration’s Cemetery Grants Program that provides funding for VA-funded, but state-managed cemeteries for rural areas.
That application was submitted as the result of the State Cemetery Program Initiative launched by Gov. Susana Martinez in 2013 to build veterans’ cemeteries for rural New Mexico’s veterans living too far from the state’s two existing national cemeteries in Santa Fe and Ft. Bayard.
The new cemetery was built based on to VA standards and will be managed by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services. The cemetery is situated on land adjoining the existing Ft. Stanton Merchant Marine and Military Cemetery on the grounds of historic Ft. Stanton, which opened in 1855 as a territorial outpost of the U.S. Army. The area now is a New Mexico State Historic Site.