Calendar of events (12/05/13)


Luminarias on the Plaza — art stroll, Christmas carols, Santa Claus and more, Dec. 7, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Electric Light Parade is at 6 p.m.

Feral Cat Trap/Neuter/Release seminar by New Mexicatnr Network is Dec. 11 from 3-5 p.m. at the Best Western Socorro hotel. For more information, email Elaine Burgess at

The fifth annual silent auction for the Socorro Storehouse food pantry, now through Dec. 16. Items are on display in the Best Western Socorro Hotel & Suites lobby. For more information, call Rebecca Moeller 835-2940 ext. 22.

The fifth annual Socorro County Holiday Toy Drive for Christmas happens in front of Walmart every Saturday in December until the 21st. Toys or cash donations can also be dropped off anytime through Dec. 22 at the DWI office, 106 Center St.; the Socorro County Sheriff’s Department; or the Socorro Adult Probation and Parole Office. For more information, call Theresa Rosales at 838-2208 or William Armijo at 835-0941.

Toys from Cops to Tots is now till Dec. 20. Drop off new toys at the city police dept., 701 N Sixth St; at collection boxes at local businesses; or with any city police officer.  Monetary donations are also welcome. Call the Socorro Police Department at 835-1883 and an officer will pick up the donation. Families needing toys should register at the city police dept. by Dec. 20.

Art show at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center Exhibition Center features local artists, through Dec. 16. Free.

Black Cat Friday art opening, Dec 13, 6-8 p. m. A photographic study of cats. Three Cranes Fine Art Gallery, 715 N California St. Refreshments, door prizes. For more information, call 835-3000 or 575-418-8900

National Dance Institute show “Eureka — It’s All About Science” featuring Socorro youth dancers, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., Macey Center on the N.M. Tech campus. Admission $6 adults/youth free.

Happy Holidays Dance, City of Socorro dance series at Finley Gym, Dec. 20. Waltz lesson 7 – 8 p.m., dance 8 – 10 p.m. Free.

Christmas Tree cutting permits are on sale for the Mount Taylor and the Magdalena Ranger Districts. Trees may be cut through Dec. 24. Cost is $10 per tree (up to 10 feet). For trees taller than 10 feet, the cost is $1 per foot. The tags are also good to dig up a living tree. Purchase tags at the Magdalena Ranger District Office, 203 First St., weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. or the Cibola National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 2113 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 575-854-2281 or 505-346-3900.


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

WesternHers at the Old Town Bistro, 7:30 p.m. Friday

Jen Exten at the Bodega: 6:30-9:00 p.m. Friday

Live music plays at Sofia’s Kitchen 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

Good Sam Christmas Tree Auction & Gala, Macey Center, 6 p.m. Saturday.  Dinner and entertainment by the Good Sam Band. Tickets available at the Good Samaritan Society business office. $50 per person.

TEAM  at the Cap, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday.

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

Doug and Mariam at Sofia’s Kitchen 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

Annual Messiah Sing-a-Long, Epiphany Episcopal Church, 7 p.m. Sunday

Blue Monday at the Buckhorn, San Antonio, 6 – 8 p.m., Monday.

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


Alamo 4-H meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Alamo Wellness Center; 835-0610.

Socorro Soil & Water Conservation District meeting is the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at 103 Francisco de Avondo. For more information, call Nyleen at 838-0078.

Animal Control Advisory Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. For more information call Kathe at (505) 550-2007.

DAV monthly meeting is 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the DAV Hall, 200 Fifth St.; 835-0843.

GRIZZ Project meeting is the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Magdalena Fire Station. For more information, call Marguerite at (505) 206-3565.

Socorro County Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Location varies. For more information, call Kay Brower at 835-1721.

Masonic Lodge No. 9 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 912 Leroy. For more information call Gary Stendel, 496-4328.

Cottonwood Valley Charter School General Council holds a public meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at CVCS. For more information call 838-2026.

Knights of Columbus meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. 517 U.S. Highway 60 West. Call 835-1852 for more information.

Socorro Amateur Radio Association meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the County Annex, 198 Neel. For more information call Dave, 835-1432.

Socorro Healthy Infants, Family & Teens (S.H.I.F.T.) meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month.

HeadStart Cafeteria meets. For more information call Beth or Betty, 835-8709.

Socorro County Tourism Council meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. Locations vary. For more information call Robyn, 517-0291.

Socorro County Fair Board meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Socorro County Fairgrounds; 835-0610.


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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