Calendar of Events (10/17/13)



49ers celebration at New Mexico Tech Thursday — Saturday. Parade, music, art, sports, M Mountain race, and more. For information, visit the New Mexico Tech website at

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology is celebrating Earth Science Week with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Bureau’s offices on the New Mexico Tech campus. Get door prizes, refreshments and a 10 percent discount on all Bureau publications. Contact Susie Welch: or 575-835-5112.

Yoga del Sol studio’s Karma Yoga Week is October 13-19. All yoga class fees collected during the week will be donated to Puerto Seguro and Safe Harbor, Socorro’s food bank and day shelter for the homeless. Find out class times and more at or call 505-417-1986.

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory presents Chris Kallmyer, sound performer and artist, as he brings his installation piece This Distance Makes Us Feel Closer to the observatory site in the Magdalena mountains Oct. 18, 6 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy art and music, sit and watch the sunset, and then star gaze with knowledgeable starguides. For more information call 835- 6431 or visit

City of Socorro “Cruisin’ Dance,” Merengue/Ranchero, Oct. 18, Finley Gym. Free dance lessons start at 7 p.m., the dance at 8 p.m.

Team Sandi Rae Padilla’s Charity Walk fund raiser Oct. 19, Clark Field, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Requested donation is $10 for adults; $5 for children, and includes breakfast burritos and beverage. All proceeds to go towards Sandi Rae’s cancer expenses.

Parkview Elementary School presents “Reader, Raise the Roof!” Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., 107 Francisco de Avondo.

Literacy Volunteers of Socorro hosts a tutor recognition and meet and greet event in Room 214, New Mexico Tech Library, at 6 p.m. People interested in volunteering to teach basic literacy, ESL, pre-GED, citizenship or vocational computer skills are invited to attend. For more information, contact Celeste at 835-0589 or

Natural remedies for colds and flu class for adults and children, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m., Ember’s Herb Shoppe 705C N California St. 838-2720. Class fee $10.

Faith and Science lecture will be on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1000 Goad St. Fred Phillips, Ph.D., will be answering the question, “Do humans have free will?” Phillips is a hydrology professor at New Mexico Tech and a member of Epiphany Episcopal church in Socorro.

Bosque clean-up Friday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. Meet at the Otero St. riverine park with gloves, hat, and work clothes. Lunch provided. For more information, call 835-9359.

Fifth annual Candlelight Vigil to Fight Domestic Violence is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26 on the Socorro plaza. Speakers, information booths and an awareness/remembrance march. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Keith Valles, 835-0052.


Open mic at the Old Town Bistro is every Monday at 7:30 p.m.; 838-3976.

Bob Dylan Night at the Old Town Bistro, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday

80’s dance party at the Bodega on Thursday 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for best 80’s costumes; 838-2087.

Vigilantes at the Capitol Bar Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Pre-CD Release party at the Old Town Bistro featuring Studio 2656 (coming here all the way from L.A.); also playing are Los Unusual Suspects and Audio Frenzy, Friday at 6 p.m. Free CDs available.

Open Mic at Sofia’s Kitchen every Friday from 6-9 p.m., and live music every Saturday 6 – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 835-0022.

Mariam in the Bodega restaurant 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Doug & Mariam in the lounge 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Vigilantes at the Capitol Bar, Friday  9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Victor Saracini Memorial Fundraiser at the Old Town Bistro Saturday featuring music by local favorites, 5 p.m.

Open mic at El Matador Lounge, 707 California St., is 8:30 p.m. to midnight every Saturday

Vigilantes at the Capitol Bar Saturday, 9-1 a.m.

The next Blue Monday is Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Buckhorn Tavern in San Antonio.


Socorro County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the County Annex, 198 Neel Ave.; 838-3988.

New Mexico Veterans service officer Theresa Zuni is available the third Friday of each month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at City Hall. For more information call Peter, 418-7656.

Civitan Club meets at noon the third Friday of each month at K-Bob’s. For more information call Keith, 835-0052.

Socorro County Housing Authority Board meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at 301 Otero. For more information call Mary Ann Chavez-Lopez, 835-0196.

Socorro County Right to Life meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Socorro Public Library, second floor meeting room. For more information, call Debbie at 835-1575 or Joy at 835-2405.

Magdalena Garden Club meets at 2 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Magdalena Public Library. For more information call Yvonne, 854-2361.

M Mountain Writers’ Critique Group meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. For location, call Cindy Kessler at (505) 220-1563.

Rotary Club meets noon on Wednesdays at K-Bob’s; 838-0717.


Shared Yoga Practice is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Finley Gym. All are welcome, but no child care is available. For more information call Jean, 838-0511.

Socorro Tennis Association meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. at the city tennis courts in Sedillo Park, including Fun Play Matches and monthly tournaments. Email


Addictions Support Group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Quemado. Includes AA; 773-4594.

Addiction Class is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m. at The House, 105 Neal Ave., Socorro; 835-4357

Al-Anon meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Presbyterian Church, Magdalena; Sundays, 7:30 p.m., Epiphany Episcopal Church, Socorro. Call 1 (888) 425-2666 or (505) 266-1900 for more information, or visit

Alcoholics Anonymous meets in Alamo Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Alamo Community Center; Magdalena, Thursday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at noon at the Presbyterian Church; Socorro, noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays (closed meeting) at 7:30 p.m. at Epiphany Episcopal Church. Saturdays AA meets at 9 a.m. at Puerto Seguro in Socorro. For AA information call 835-9785.

Group bereavement support is available to anyone who needs help because of the loss of a loved one at Good Grief; 838-4098.

Marriage class is Mondays at 2 p.m. at The House, 105 Neal Ave., Socorro; 835-4357.

Narcotics anonymous meeting is Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. at the DWI and Community Alternatives building at 106 Center Socorro; 838-2208.

Struggling with Addiction is Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Chapel; 838-9535.

Weight Watchers meets Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at Epiphany Episcopal Church on Leroy Street. The first meeting is free. For more information call Roslynn, 418-8804.

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