Burgers on the grill 4-6 PM ($5 advance, $8 at door) benefit Carrizozo Youth Sports, (575-973-0571 for ticket info)
Bring a lawn chair and join us for a fun evening! Please pass the word!
Carrizozo Music, Inc. is pleased to announce that Folias Duo, international renown husband and wife duet from Grand Rapids, MI, will perform in a Portico Concert on Sunday, June 3 from 5-7 PM at the Carrizozo Woman’s Club. Bring a lawn chair, enjoy an evening of tangos and milongas, a tango lesson, and burgers off the grill. This event is sponsored by a Lincoln County Art Grant.
Folias Duo features flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron. Bergeron and Maret met at Michigan State University while finishing their Master’s Degrees in Music. The formation of the duo was brought about by a mutual inspiration for the music of Astor Piazzolla and through their work as Argentine tango dance band leaders. Folias Duo's fifteen year performer/composer collaboration has taken this nomadic husband and wife duo to stages throughout the United States and around the globe including Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, and Chile. They have a fearless approach to developing new compositions for flute and guitar, an expertise for arrangements of
Argentine tango, and a passion for South American folk, jazz and world music.
Charlotte Pawlak, who studied dance at Texas Tech University, and danced with Deborah Rogers at
the Ruidoso Dance Ensemble, will teach a free tango lesson at 4 PM. Come learn to tango, or watch
the fun while enjoying a burger.
Carrizozo Youth Sports, Inc. will hold a benefit with burgers or vegie burgers hot off the grill, chips and drink from 4-6:30. Dinner tickets are $5 for advance sales or $8 at the door. Call Fran at 575-973-0571 or go to www.carrizozomusic.org for ticket information. Take-out available.
For information about Carrizozo Music, Inc., the 2018 season schedule and concert updates please
Summer Reading starts June 4 meeting every Monday at 10 am to 11:30 am. ( We've got treats to eat while here for the program.) For 8 weeks a new program happens that Monday with the final grand program/party on July 23. We are still accepting registrations. If you have grandkids visiting for a week or two in the Summer, bring the kids on over to participate in that week's program.
The benefits of summer reading programming for children:
Children are motivated to read.
Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.
Spencer Volunteer Ushers will again be leading and placing the American flags on the grave sites of those who have passed at the Fort Stanton State Veteran's Cemetery in getting ready for the Memorial Day ceremony on Saturday morning. There are 1,800 flags that need to be placed on Friday and removed on Tuesday. Please encourage all those who are interested in helping to place these flags. It is a privilege to be able to do this and honor those who served this country.
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Place: Fort Stanton State Veteran's Cemetery, Fort Stanton
Please bring a screw driver to ensure that flags can be placed in the hole.
Yesterday at the Fort Stanton Cave update, Knutt Peterson mentioned Feather Cave in the Fort Stanton BLM. Well, the Huff'nPuff hiking group is going there Wednesday, May 23. "May 23rd Feather Shelter in Fort Stanton area. Hike led by Mike Bilbo. Distance and terrain unknown. Meet at 8:30 at Fort Stanton Museum. Remember water, sunscreen, snacks, trek poles, etc." Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (P.S. I needed poles for stability to get up & down the trail to the cave - they really helped!)
Also on Wednesday, Trail Snails hiking group is going to Rio Bonito Petroglyphs Trail in Fort Stanton BLM. This trail was also mentioned by Knutt Peterson in his talk Sunday. "Rio Bonito Petroglyphs trail, a loop of about 3 miles. Here is the forecast for that area: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Meet at 08:30 AM at the entrance to Eagle Creek Sports Complex parking area on Ski Run Road."Contact: Jim Edwards <email@example.com>
Cave and karst specialist, Knutt Peterson of Bureau of Land Management, presents the latest information on The Fort Stanton - Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area (NCA) at the Capitan Public Library on
Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m.
With the discovery of Snowy River Passage in 2001 within Fort Stanton Cave, a tremendous amount of exploration and scientific research has been accomplished. Extensive photo-documentation has occurred and exploration continues to the extent of human endurance.
NCA area - more than 25,000 acres
In 2009 the area around Fort Stanton Cave was designated as a National Conservation Area (NCA) with more than
25,000 acres in order to protect this important resource. The new NCA is managed by the
BLM out of the Roswell Field Office. Access to the Snowy River discovery is limited to research and exploration teams.
Peterson is also the Outdoor Recreation Planner for the Fort Stanton NCA. He is a GIS specialist and geographer having earned a MS in Physical Geography and a BS in Geography with a Geology minor from the University of New Mexico.
On the public computers at the Capitan Library is a simulation for the Fort Stanton Cave Study Project Caver Quest. This is a 3D simulation of sections of Fort Stanton Cave and the Snowy River. It it like a video game with avatars to explore the cave. You can explore some of it at home on a 14.4 MB wmv video file or a longer 46.2 MB wmv video at
https://fscsp.org/CQ6/index.html , although it requires some lengthy download time (in fact they suggest you go out for a cup of coffee while it downloads). NO downloading required if you come use Caver Quest on library computers!
Peterson will devote a portion of his presentation to show Caver Quest to the audience. The simulation gives you a “bat’s eye view “ of the cave.
Refreshments will be served at the back of the cave following the presentation.
For more information call Capitan Public Library at 575-354-3035.
If you were in the market for a watch in 1880, would you know where to get one? You would go to a store, right? Well, of course you could do that, but if you wanted one that was cheaper and a bit better than most of the store watches, you went to the train station!
Sound a bit funny? Well, for about 500 towns across the northern United States, that's where the best watches were found.
Why were the best watches found at the train station? The railroad company wasn't selling the watches, not at all. The telegraph operator was. Most of the time the telegraph operator was located in the railroad station because the telegraph lines followed the railroad tracks from town to town. It was usually the shortest distance and the right-of-way had already been secured for the rail line.
Most of the station agents were also skilled telegraph operators and it was the primary way they communicated with the railroad. They would know when trains left the previous station and when they were due at their next station. And it was the telegraph operator who had the watches. As a matter of fact, they sold more of them than almost all the stores combined for a period of about 9 years.
This was all arranged by "Richard", who was a telegraph operator himself. He was on duty in the North Redwood, Minnesota train station one day when a load of watches arrived from the East. It was a huge crate of pocket watches. No one ever came to claim them. So Richard sent a telegram to the manufacturer and asked them what they wanted to do with the watches. The manufacturer didn't want to pay the freight back, so they wired Richard to see if he could sell them. So Richard did. He sent a wire to every agent in the system asking them if they wanted a cheap, but good, pocket watch. He sold the entire case in less than two days and at a handsome profit. That started it all.
He ordered more watches from the watch company and encouraged the telegraph operators to set up a display case in the station offering high quality watches for a cheap price to all the travelers. It worked! It didn't take long for the word to spread and, before long, people other than travelers came to the train station to buy watches. Richard became so busy that he had to hire a professional watchmaker to help him with the orders. That was Alvah. And the rest is history as they say. The business took off and soon expanded to many other lines of dry goods. Richard and Alvah left the train station and moved their company to Chicago -- and it's still there..
YES, IT'S A LITTLE KNOWN FACT that for a while in the 1880's, the biggest watch retailer in the country was at the train station. It all started with a telegraph operator: Richard Sears and partner Alvah Roebuck ! ... the beginning of Sears stores in 1893...
Sadly we now observe the demise of the once venerated company.
Book Club meets 1st Thursday of the month at 10 am
Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel by Mark Sullivan
June book recommended by Holly Braden with her review below: It is also available on Kindle. Most of the book is a factual retelling of the heroic story of northern Italians who smuggled Jews out of Italy into
Switzerland during WWII. The characters are real
and lovely to read. The action is pretty good too as the smuggling
involved leading people through the mountains
of northern Italy. It is an easy read that would make a good discussion about personal responsibility.
On Tuesday, May 15, Veteran Services will be available at the library from 10:00 to 3:30. If you are a veteran and have questions or issues, please come in during the day and speak with the Veteran Service Officer.
The Hubbard Museum of the America West . Ruidoso Downs
Tales from the Land of Enchantment is a program of stories unique to New Mexico. Some stories are long, and some are short, but all tell tales that will introduce the audience to truisms unique to New Mexico combined with stories rich in Southwest folklore. While a number of stories such as La Hormiguita and El Terrible Tragadabas have Spanish in them, Cynthia does not tell stories completely in Spanish. All stories will engage the minds of listeners of all ages and backgrounds and leave them sometimes surprised and amazed, sometimes with shivers, and sometimes with laughter, but always with a better understanding of New Mexico culture.
About the Speaker: Cynthia Dobson has her Master's Degree in Multi-cultural Education from The University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico. Her teaching experience in Loving, Carlsbad and Santa Fe has given her a unique perspective not only of the differences, but, more importantly, of the similarities in cultures. From these experiences she chooses stories. She is a former board member of Storytellers of New Mexico and of the New Mexico State Liaison to the National Storytelling Network.
Funding provided by: New Mexico Humanities Council and Friends of the Hubbard Museum of the American West.
Join the staff of Fort Stanton and the members Fort Stanton, Inc. for our very first Mother’s Day Tea. This event will feature a Victorian era tea party, costumed living historians, and a program about Victorian social etiquette. The tea party will include traditional Victorian food and beverages. Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds will support Fort Stanton, Inc. and the continued preservation of Fort Stanton. Reservations are required so please call 575-354-0341 for more information and to purchase advanced tickets.
Carrizozo Music is pleased to announce that pianist, Lara Downes, will perform in Carrizozo on Friday, May 11, at 6 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church. The free performance entitled American Iconsis a tribute to Leonard Bernstein and other composers of his era including George Gershwin and Billie Holiday.
To reach Trinity United Methodist Church from route 54, turn West at 12th Street, between the 54 Emporium and Roy's Ice Cream Parlor.Turn right onto D Ave and go two blocks to the church, 1000 D Ave, Carrizozo, NM.
Lara Downes is among the foremost American pianists of her generation, an iconoclast dedicated to expanding the resonance and relevance of American music for diverse audiences. A trailblazer on and off-stage, she follows a musical roadmap that seeks inspiration from the legacies of history, family, and collective memory. Downes' playing has been called "ravishing" by Fanfare Magazine, "luscious, moody and dreamy" by The New York Times, and"addicting - Downes plays with an open, honest heart" by The Huffington Post.
A laureate of the 2016 Sphinx Medal of Excellence award, Downes is recognized as a leader in expanding the reach of the arts as a performer, an entrepreneur, and a cultural visionary. She is an Artist-in-Residence at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts - UC Davis, where she mentors young musicians as director of the National Young Artists Program. She serves on the advisory board of The Time In Children's Arts Initiative and is the founding director of the My Promise Project. Downes has performed on stages ranging from Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the U.S. Supreme Court, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Vienna Konzerthaus.
“Ride the Pink Horse” will be shown on May 13 @ 2pm.
The film is rated "R" for profanity.
Carrizozo series offers free viewing of movies filmed in New Mexico by Lisa Maue
Movies shot in part or entirely in New Mexico are the focus of a monthly film viewing at the Carrizozo Library.
The “Made in New Mexico” movie series begins this month and is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., on the second Sunday of each month through Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Community Education program.
The movies include many genres and were filmed during various time periods. Movies are free and donations to the not-for-profit Carrizozo library are welcome, but not necessary.
The first film showing May 13, is “Ride the Pink Horse,” shot in Santa Fe in 1947. It stars Robert Montgomery who also directed. Thomas Gomez was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Gomez was the first and remains the only Hispano to be nominated in this Academy Award category. The movie takes place during a “Mexican festival” somewhere along the border. Scenes were shot inside the La Fonda Hotel and in Santa Fe and feature the burning of Zozobra and a 19th century carousel that once stood in the Taos Plaza.
“This is loosely labeled a non-urban film noir crime drama,” Maue said. “It lacks the grittiness of film noir movies made in cities but it incorporates cultural differences instead. It still has the femme fatale and the hardened, fedora-wearing protagonist, the juxtaposition of black and white and atmospheric effects but it also has Mary Colter’s designs inside La Fonda and a definite New Mexico vibe."
Mary Colter was one of the few women architects of her time and was instrumental in developing and popularizing a Southwestern style that combined Native American Hispano and rustic elements, Maue said. She was known to use local craftspeople and their art in the buildings she designed.
Whereas Colter was relatively unknown during her lifetime, Dorothy B. Hughes, who wrote the book on which the movie was based, was very popular as a crime writer during her time. She also was a literary critic, writing for the Albuquerque Tribune, among other newspapers. She lived in Santa Fe most of her life and drew upon her experiences in New Mexico in the novel that can ultimately be seen in the movie.
“The first movie filmed here was done before New Mexico was even a state,” Maue said. “In 1898 Thomas Edison produced a short, one-shot movie of children at the Isleta Indian School. As I’m sure people are aware, film-making continues to be very popular in the state, so I have a wealth of movies to show.”
The movie series will go on as long as there is interest, Maue said. The movies will be shown inside the library during the day.
“I’m not a film person or a critic, just someone who likes movies, whether they are vintage black and white or contemporary experimental films,” Maue said. “Some of the movies are incredibly bad, but it is easy to be distracted from a weak plot or a hackneyed performance if the movie was filmed in Roswell, say, in the 1940s. It is more fun to compare how places have changed—or not changed.
For more information on the series or last minute changes, call Lisa directly at 336-4061 or go to CarrizozoArt on Facebook.
On Monday, May 14 at 10 AM at Carrizozo School Old Gym, Tara Khozein and Joseph Seth Zamora will present a lively program of arias, songs and piano solos. The performance, entitled Kids at the Opera, is free and is open to the general public.
For information about Carrizozo Music, Inc., the 2018 season schedule and concert updates please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elaine at 575-648-2757. Carrizozo Music, a 501c3, sponsors a series of classical concerts, summer Portico Concerts and an extensive school outreach program of concerts and workshops, with a commitment to providing free quality music to the students and residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.
Lincoln County Community Theater Presents "Rat Wives" at Sacred Grounds
Friday and Saturday, May 11 & 12 at 7 pm and Sunday, May 13 at 2 pm. This show is the kickoff to the LCCT's 2018 season. Call 575-257-2273 for more information.
The Dali’ Ballet Company’s presentation of “Twisted Tales” will come to life for 3 performances at the Ruidoso Schools Performing Arts stage May 11 at 7pm and May 12 at 2 & 7 pm. This delightfully entertaining full-length production, in two acts, features all 70 of Dali’ Ballet School’s talented students produced and by Founder and Artistic Director Deborah Rogers. “Twisted Tales” provides a unique twist to some favorite story book ballets from the Wizard of Oz and Snow White to Alice In Wonderland and Cinderella. Come out and support this Non-profit children’s performing arts program that, for 18 years, has never failed to provide a quality showcase for our region’s talent. The same production team of excellent, hard-working staff members and volunteers that have wowed audiences at the Spencer Theater with The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire and Swan Lake come together once again to stage this fun filled journey with all your favorite story book tales.
All General Admission tickets are $10 at the door or in advance at the Dali’ Studio or call 575-937-6379.