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Que Pasa - August 1, 2012

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UPCOMING & ONGOING
EL PORVENIR
• New Mexico Territorial Brass Band in concert, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 at Plaza Park (rain location Traveler’s Cafe, 1814 Plaza).
• 2012 Las Vegas Relay for Life, starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4 at West Las Vegas High School. There will be live performances, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. This is a non-alcohol and non-smoking event.
• Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort’s 3rd annual Music on the Rocks music festival returns from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the resort. This year’s festival will feature some of the biggest performers in the area. Entry to the resort’s largest music festival is free. Taos standouts Last to Know and the Monkey Feeders (named 2012 Best Band of Taos by the Taos News) will be headlining the event. For artist bios or more information, visit www.SipapuNM.com.
• Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. For further information, contact the Arts Council at 425-1085; lvac@cybermesa.com or Patrick Rucker at 454-9707 or 718-6211; or rucker@desertgate.com
• The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service is available Fridays & Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to 2:30 am. Call 429-0336 for service. Rides are given in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishment to home.
• The New Mexico Natural History and Science BioBlitz 2012, 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. There will be a 24-hour scavenger hunt to look for mammals, insects, birds, reptiles, wildflowers, trees and more. BioBlitz is a free event and all ages are welcome. For more information, contact Rose Norlander at 505-281-5259 or rosie.norlander@state.nm.us.
•  Fort Union National Monument, National Park Service annual
“Candlelight Tours” on Saturday, Aug. 11. During this free evening event visitors will be guided through the fort, and, through a series of vignettes performed by costumed interpreters, will discover the intimate stories of those who fought and served at Fort Union during the Civil War. Additionally, visitors will also learn of the pivotal role that Fort Union played in the defense and protection of the Southwest during this tumultuous time period of American history. Each tour will run approximately 35 to 45 minutes. Tour times are: 7:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 8:40p.m., 9 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m., and 10 p.m. Photography is allowed only during the 7:45 p.m.tour. Groups are limited in size to 15 visitors per tour time. Reservations are required. To reserve a spot on a tour, contact the monument. Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight and light jacket. For further information on this and upcoming events at Fort Union National Monument, contact the park at 425-8025 or visit the park
website at www.nps.gov/foun.
• Media Mayham Festival call for entries, this year’s event will take place from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16 on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. The festival is a three-day event that includes guest speakers, workshops, competitions, and videos. Submissions are currently being accepted and will continue until Aug. 31. For more information, call Virginia Marrujo at 454-0799 or visit www.mediamayhemfestival.com.
• Outdoor spaces are available for artists and craftsmen at the Cleveland Millfest, the two-day even takes place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. Call 575-387-6763.