Calendar of Events (10/24/13)



National Walk & Roll to School Day is today. Bike to Zimmerly Elementary and Cottonwood Valley Charter or walk to Parkview Elementary. For more information, call Cynthia at Healthy Kids Socorro, 575-518-8043.

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.

Dancing practice at Epiphany Social Hall, 908 Leroy, on Oct. 24 starting at 5:30 p.m. Get ready for Syd Masters & the Swingriders coming up on Nov. 9!  Free!

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

Eagles Club Halloween Dance is Oct. 25 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m, at the Eagles Club. $5 per person.

Socorro Amateur Radio Association’s Hamfest is Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire academy. The public is invited. Licensing exams will be offered; register before noon. For more information, see or call Al Braun at 575-835-3370

Halloween Carnival and Haunted House is Oct. 26 12-9 p.m, and Oct. 27 12-7 p.m, at the City of Socorro Youth Center located on the east side of Sedillo Park. For information, call 575-838-3934.

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

The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Oct. 31, in Ballroom A on the third floor of the Fidel Center at New Mexico Tech. A complete agenda will be available at Brown Hall 217, or by email at

Calvary Chapel’s Harvest Festival is Oct. 31 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the chapel on the corner of Spring and Mitchell streets, Free and open to the public. For more information, call 575-838-9535

DAV Halloween Party is  Oct. 31 from 8-12 p.m, at the D.A.V. building, 200 N. 5th St.; 575-835-0843


Open Mic at Sofia’s Kitchen, 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Stasia and Mariam at the Bodega restaurant 6:30 to 9:00  p.m. Friday during the tequila dinner.

Live music at Sofia’s Kitchen, 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday.

Doug Figgs at the Old Town Bistro, 7:00 p.m. Saturday.

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

Live music at Sofia’s Kitchen, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

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


Become a foster parent for a homeless cat or dog. The Socorro Animal Shelter is looking for homes to provide pets the opportunity to develop physically and/or socially, through loving attention, to prepare them for adoption. Call Juliet at 835-3103 or Stephanie, foster coordinator, at 480-2042.

El Camino Real International Heritage Center, Exit 115 off Interstate 25, has free admission for New Mexico seniors 60 and older on Wednesdays. Sundays all New Mexico residents are admitted free. For more information, call 854-3600 or visit

Tienda de Segunda Thrifty, 400 Spring St., accepts donations of furniture, clothing, kitchen appliances and more. Thrifty cannot accept broken or dirty furniture, and has no facilities to wash clothing so donations need to be clean. All workers are volunteers, and sales revenues are donated to senior programs in Socorro County. The store is open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

ICAN Cooking is from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 198 Neel Ave. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at 1014 N. California at ISD Office; 835-0610.

Social Night Out for special needs individuals, ages 16 and older, is held at the Socorro Youth Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information call Patti at 575-740-8418.

Midwest CAP Food Pantry is open Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., at 904 Spring St. Senior Helpings are the first Wednesday of every month. Call Florie or Virginia at 835-0899 for information.

Peace Vigil is 4:30 p.m. Friday on the plaza. Call 835-2517 for more information.

Puerto Seguro Safe Harbor is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday to serve the homeless and in need. For more information call Duane at 835-2895.

Socorro Farmers Market is held Saturdays at the plaza from 9 to 11 a.m. and Tuesdays at 5 p.m. The market features fresh produce and more. For more information call 312-1730.

Story Hour and Craft Time is 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Socorro Public Library; 835-1114.

Recycle newspapers and aluminum cans from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the lot south of Ace Hardware. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 835-0424.

Hammel Museum Open House is 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month at 600 N. Sixth St. Admission is free. For more information call Kay at 835-1721 or Bob at 835-5325.

First Saturday Tours of the Very Large Array are the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tours are free with no reservation required. For more information call Judy Stanley, VLA education officer, at 835-7243.

Guided Night Sky Star Gazing is the first Saturday of each month beginning at dark at Etscorn Observatory on the campus of New Mexico Tech. It is free with no reservation required. For more information call Judy Stanley, VLA education officer, at 835-7243.

Recycle mixed paper, paperboard and cardboard from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Plaza. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 835-0424.


Desert Writers meeting is on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the Socorro Public Library, 401 Park St. For more information call Cindy Kessler at (505) 220-1563.

Save Our Bosque Task Force meets at 9:00 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Doug Boykin at 835-9359 or visit

Socorro Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, locations vary. Call Susan at 835-0998 for more information.

DAV service officers meet 5-7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the DAV Hall, 200 Fifth St.; 835-0843.

Animal Protective Association of Socorro meets at 5:15 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Chamber of Commerce. For more information call Valerie at 517-9094.

Engineers Without Borders meets the first and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Jones Annex 108 at New Mexico Tech. All interested people are welcome. Contact Will Reiser at for more information.

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