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Lonestar and Diamond Rio for the holidays

and “One More Day.” A 20-year anniversary is cause for celTogether the bands Dec. 8 • 7 p.m. ebration, and Lonestar will perform a powInn of the is marking this career erhouse of country Mountain Gods milestone in more ways music’s greatest hits than one. Reunited with and even some Holiday original lead singer Richie McDonclassics at Inn of the Mountain Gods. ald, the multi-platinum country music Tickets start at $25 and are available quartet will play at Inn of the Mountain through Gods on Dec. 8 with six-time Vocal Minors must be accompanied by an Group of the Year, Diamond Rio. adult. Doors for the concert will open at Known for merging their country 6 p.m. and the show will start promptly roots with strong melodies and rich at 7 p.m. vocals, Lonestar has amassed sales in excess of 10 million album units since their birth and achieved 10 No. 1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me” and their crossover smash “Amazed.” When they debuted in 1991 with the hit “Meet in the Middle,” Diamond Rio became the first group in the history of country music to have a debut single reach No. 1. They continued to place 32 more singles on the Billboard chart, including “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “Norma Jean Riley,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Love a Little Stronger”


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The Nutcracker Ruidoso Dance Ensemble’s original adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic, featuring outstanding student and guest dancers, is always a delightful trip into a magical world of dancing nutcrackers, soldiers, sugar plum fairies, candy canes, mice and little girls and boys. The spectacular sets come to life: the Christmas tree grows to 40 feet before our eyes, the cannon shoots smoke rings above patrons’ heads and a swirling grandfather clock spins and flaps wings like a great hooting owl. Choreographed to precision, RDE’s “Nutcracker” is a must see – a timeless Christmas gift for the entire family. The Nutcracker ballet tells the story about a little girl, Clara, and her journey from her everyday world to a world of dreams and magic. It uses dance and mime (no words) to tell the story. The ballet begins with the excitement of a holiday party on a snowy night and the joy of children playing together. As this special night goes on, Clara’s story unfolds. She travels to a place where anything you can imagine can come true. In so many cities across the country “The Nutcracker” is part of the Christmas holiday celebration. It is tradition for many families. This is the ninth year to present the Nutcracker at the Spencer Theater. There are more than 80 children and adults in this year’s production Enjoy a fun-filled, magical adventure that continues to thrill audiences both young and old. Bring the whole family for an enchanting and memorable evening that keeps the spirit of the holiday season alive. Ruidoso Dance Ensemble, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, will present this ballet at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. New costumes, choreography and added scenes will keep this holiday tradition a riveting experience for everyone. Shows are Dec. 21 at 2 and 7 p.m. and a matinee Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. Visit spencertheater. com or call 888-818-7872 for tickets or more information.

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Above, Aidan Haney starring as the Dew Drop Fairy; below, Sabina Judah starring as Clara.

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Alan Trever

Teacher, film producer and creator of the Roswell Sci-Fi Film Fest; Digital Shoot Out and Cosmicon

By Rosalyn Stevenson Alan Trever is the creator of the Roswell Sci-Fi Film Fest; the Roswell Digital Shoot Out; Roswell Cosmicon and program head of the Roswell Eastern New Mexico University Film Program. Trever has produced or co-produced 18 films and has worked with productions on the Discovery channel and others. In addition to his teaching schedule and executive duties for the above mentioned events, Trever is currently working with ENMU and the city of Roswell, as he put it, “Trying to take over the old Roswell television station, KBIM studios,” as a part of a television production program that has recently been started at ENMU Roswell. He says he hopes to have the program in progress by spring. ENMU Roswell is also starting a music engineering program as a part of its Media Arts Center (MAC). Trever said that the students in the film-making department at the Media Arts Center already do some commercials, interviews and small info pieces for local television stations in Roswell, as a part of the training at the center. Some of the exercises for students in the film program that Trever teaches include shooting the film using just visuals with no audio; black and white filming; experimental filming with no story line. He said that he wants students to learn that “you can’t rely on dialogue to save you.” The students watch films and enjoy lectures and discussion about film techniques and special effects. Trever said that he has a “must see” list of movies for the students including Charlie Chaplin films; “Gone with the Wind;” “Clockwork Orange;” for lighting “Schindler’s List;” for oddity of story telling “Rosenkrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead” and “Hamlet” for the perspective. Students learn script writing and are taught how to create a clear story line and

The Zine • LIVING & ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE well-defined characters and how to create a clear message or purpose for their story. Camera, lighting and sound equipment used by the film department at ENMU is also for hire to students in the program and available at standard film rates to professional movie companies. Companies must also use students from the ENMU film program if renting equipment. The Roswell Sci-Fi Film Festival is held the last week in June and shows winners of the call for script submissions that starts in December and is extended internationally. Five of the submitted scripts are chosen for production in the “Digital Shoot Out.” Films must be completed in one week and will be shown at the festival. Participants in the Digital Shoot Out are given food, crew and equipment for a week in order to make their movie. Entry fees are $35 for a “short” or $65 for a feature length film. All films must be in the categories of Sci Fi or Fantasy. There is an awards night where the award winning films are shown. Go to or the Facebook page for dates and details. Currently in the works from last year’s Digital Shoot Out is “Tailed” (story by Boyd Barrett, directed by Donovan FulkPhoto of poster courtesy erson; executive producer of Rosalyn Stevenson Alan Trever) that began as Poster of The Roswell a submitted script, was seProject a film co-prolected as one of the scripts duced and directed to be shot in the digital by Alan Trever. shoot and has progressed to becoming an idea for a television series. “The Roswell Project” an Alan Trever film, is still in the editing phase. According to the You Tube trailer prologue the movie is “a 1947 Roswell based classic black and white monster movie in the genre of Ed Wood.”

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Gallery owner from Sweden flies into Carrizozo to view art by Paula J. Wilson By Rosalyn Stevenson Paula J. Wilson, artist and Carrizozo resident for six years, was honored last month by a visit from Johan Berggren, a gallery owner in Sweden (www. Berggren had seen Wilson’s 13-foot “tapestry” installation made of fabric and industrial felt at the Sikkema Jenkins gallery in New York during a showing in 2010. The piece was a result of Wilson’s participation in a program of the Fabric workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. She was chosen to participate in the program by a selection committee of the Museum. The piece Wilson is making now and will be sending to Sweden to the Johan Berggren gallery is titled: “City Girls In the Desert.” Wilson says the piece is made of pieces of canvas that she paints, prints on, cuts and sews onto a larger background piece. The piece, according to Wilson, is 10 feet tall “and the width is growing.” She went on to describe her process: “I have a giant bolt of canvas and I paint on it or use a complicated printing process on it to get my images. Then the pieces are cut out and collaged in a kind of quilting manner. I’m self-taught, so I am open to experiment. I do a lot of things traditional quilters would probably be appalled at. I use a 1950s Kenmore sewing machine to put the pieces together and I recently bought a surger machine that cuts and sews at the same time. It has two needles and uses four spools of thread at a time. It’s not digital but it really does amazing things once you get the threading done. I started as a printmaker and grew into experimental print making techniques.” Wilson says she gets inspiration for her work “from the pleasures of love and the fleeting experiences of daily life and the technology that we carry with us, things like Instagram and what’s made possible through technology. I love the frontier spirit in Carrizozo and the Southwest. You can be yourself here with

no distraction. We are sort of on the outer edges of society but we have the world through access to the Internet. As an artist I have to push these edges. My work speaks to the dichotomy of the natural world and the tech world. “I have also been influenced by the diversity of my family. My mother is a hand book builder; my father is an acclaimed professor at Harvard where he teaches Sociology and Urban Poverty; my brother is a Buddhist video gamer and I have two sisters, one of them a high powered executive and the Photo courtesy of Rosalyn Stevenson other a writer of erotica. This Paula J. Wilson in her Carrizozo studio. exposure has contributed to the multi-cultural diversity that appears in my art.” Wilson will be participating in a residency program in Las Vegas this summer where she will create works to be shown at the P3 Studio. Participants are given housing at the Cosmopolitan Hotel for a month in order to create their works. Wilson said she was recommended for the residency by the New York based “Art Production Fund.” “They have been watching my work for some Photos courtesy of Paula J. Wilson time,” she said. Above, “Between Two,” fabric mixed medium “tapestry” and “Bazaar,” (at Wilson was also left) fabric mixed medium tapestry by Paula J. Wilson. the recipient of a residency in Giverny, France where The flow from each to each is important to me.” she spent three months. Wilson said. “My partner, Mike Lagg, made In addition to practicing their individual arts, a studio for me with one wall that Wilson and Lagg head their self created arts orgaslides entirely open. I start the day nization MOMA ZOZO ( in my studio by opening that “wall/ from 12 to 1 p.m. on Fridays at 214 Birch Street door” to let in the light. My practice in Carrizozo. They host a “sort of interactive art/ always starts with drawing, then activity/dialogue, with the purpose of engaging with moves to painting and then to sewthe community and our fellow art travelers,” says ing, printing and walks with my dog. Wilson. The public is invited.


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Grindstone Stables – fun all year ’round By Hilary Romig Grindstone Stables started out as a horseback riding lesson service in the summer only. “We wanted a family oriented business. That way our family can be around us,” said owner Kevin Kennedy. Their business thrives on being kind toward everyone and having good horses. They are known to pair up their guests with a horse that is the best choice for that particular person. The trail begins at near Grindstone Lake and goes three miles to a ridge. Families can all join in the fun. Children 5 and above may ride alone; children younger than that may ride with a family member for free. Grindstone Stables charges $30 per horse and they are more than happy to help you with anything you may need on your ride. After more than 20 years of business, they have expanded by offering sleigh rides from Thanksgiving Day until Jan. 20. “In 2010 we bought the business and then decided to stay all year-round,” said Kennedy. The sleigh rides begin at the parking lot of Marthas’ Fabrics and go through the Upper Canyon portion of town. The rides take place on the weekends from 5:30 until 9 p.m. “In mid-December we have rides almost every night.” Kennedy said. The cost

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is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Since the Upper Canyon was once part of a

ENMU-Ruidoso Community Choir concerts The ENMU-Ruidoso Community Choir, under the direction of Patrick Robinson, will hold several recitals in advance of their Fall Concert. The Choir will perform pre-curtain music before Lincoln County Community Theatre’s opening night performance of “The Plight Before Christmas” Dec. 6. Tickets for the play are available at the door at the White Mountain Annex. A second performance will be held at the Ruidoso Library Dec. 10 at noon. The Fall Concert will be held Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary at the First Christian Church. The program includes secular


and sacred works, including portions of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Cecil Effinger’s Wood. The finale will be a holiday singalong of seasonal songs. The concert is free. A “free will” offering will benefit scholarships for the Choir. For more information on the concerts or the Community Choir, please contact ENMU-Ruidoso at 257-2120.

horse trail, there is no better way to view the beautiful woods than to ride in a sleigh.

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Forest Lawn – Wreaths Across America Event to honor veterans coming to Ruidoso Dec. 14 The Lincoln County veterans have volunteered to conduct the WAA ceremony this year at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 14, starting at 10 a.m. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember those who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms. Specially-designed wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and POW/MIA will be placed on memorials during a ceremony that will be coordinated simultaneously at more than 800 participating locations all across the country. The second Saturday in December will mark the 23rd anniversary of Maine wreaths being donated and placed on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

This is also the 9th year of the national wreath sponsorship campaign under the guidance of the non-profit Wreaths Across America that will bring the same remembrance wreaths to national and state veterans cemeteries, monuments and community centers all across the nation. In addition to these ceremonial wreaths, Lincoln County veterans have joined with Wreaths Across America to promote sponsored wreaths to be placed on veteran’s graves at our own Forest Lawn Cemetery. If you would like more information about events planned locally, please call Tom Bivens, location leader at 575-354-0138 or 575-802-3135. The following businesses have made generous donations toward helping us reach our goal of being able to place a wreath on every veteran’s

grave at Forest Lawn Cemetery: Village Ace Hardware, Cannon Tire Factory, Walmart, Circle J Bar-B-Que, Sierra Blanca Pharmacy, The Postal

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Fishing report for Southeast NM Bataan Lake: Trout fishing was using Bait and salmon eggs. Jose Duran PowerBait, salmon eggs and spinners. caught a nice chunky 13-inch rainbow this past week. He was using PowerNo reports on other species. Bait. Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Green Meadow Lake: Trout fishing on Monday was 22 cfs. No reports was fair using PowerBait, salmon from anglers but trout fishing should eggs and Pistol Petes under a bubble. be good as this area received its first winter stocking. Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, Blue Hole Park Pond: No reports homemade dough bait, small Kastfrom anglers this week. masters and small Daredevles for Bonito Lake: Closed. trout. No reports on other species. Bosque Redondo: No reports from Jal Lake: Trout fishing was fair using anglers this week. Bottomless Lakes: Trout fishing at the PowerBait. Devil’s Inkwell has been good for an- Lake Van: No reports from anglers glers using Z Rays, Super Dupers and this week. Oasis Park Lake: No reports from rainbow and chartreuse PowerBait. anglers this week. Brantley Lake: The State Park office Pecos River: Stream flow below announced the reopening of the lake to boating and swimming. Anglers are Sumner Lake on Monday was 19 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species. to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were Perch Lake: Light pressure this past found in several fish. week due to windy, snowy weather Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Trout fish- conditions. Fishing was slow. ing was good using Panther Martins, Ruidoso River: Stream flow at RuZ Rays and PowerBait. idoso on Monday was 2.4 cfs. Trout fishing was slow. Chaparral Park Lake: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs Photo courtesy of Eugene Heathman and PowerBait. El Rito Creek: No reports from anglers this week. Eunice Lake: Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, PowerBait and worms. Greene Acres Lake: Trout fishing was fair using Power-

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The Lodge at Cloudcroft Thanksgiving brunch, plans for Christmas and New Year’s

By Sue Hutchison Holidays at the Lodge in Cloudcroft are celebrated in high style with a brunch that is a local and area favorite. This year, according to Chrystal Watters, Marketing Manager and Executive Assistant, the Lodge seated approximately 800 guests for the Thanksgiving feast. In addition to the traditional turkey, cranberries and dressing, the Lodge served ham, and salmon for the main fare. With a full kitchen staff, servers and hosts, Watters estimates near 40 employees comprise the “greatest team ever” to bring success to the holiday favorite. Carving more than 11 turkeys this year, Pastry Chef Jody Mancillas spends all his holidays behind the scenes and front and center for guests’ enjoyment. Mancillas has been a part of the Lodge staff for 23 years. His family knows where he will be each holiday. “We usually celebrate together before or after I come to work,” he says with a smile and added his family is happy he is a part of the Lodge family. The holiday brunch is a local favorite. Guests from Holloman Air Force Base come to the Lodge to celebrate while they’re stationed on the base.

Originally from Boston, airman’s wife Roseanne Teniente, came this year on the recommendation from a friend and was joined by others from the base. Teniente said she was impressed. The Lodge is well known for their brunch ice sculptures. Made on-site by Mark Streander, Food and Beverage Director, and usually more than three feet high, they accompany each brunch. Streander has been making his ice-art for years, and has been known to create sculptures on request. After each brunch, it’s on to the next meal for the Lodge, with Thanksgiving being no exception. Right after the last seating of brunch guests, the staff re-sets the dining room for dinner, along with re-positioning the brunch staging area back into the hotel’s lobby. Santa plans to make regular appearances at the Lodge during the Christmas season and will culminate his journey on Christmas morning. Christmas brunch this year will feature holiday salads, honey-glazed ham, prime rib, red chili grilled salmon, grilled chicken with toasted pinons, acorn squash and an array of holiday desserts. Reservations are required for the event which

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Pastry chef Jody Mancillas at the Lodge in Cloudcroft; below, Roseanne Teniente, from HAFB, enjoys the brunch.

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conducted several months ago, John discusses the title track of his current album, The Diving Board, which is about the pitfalls of fame, especially for young stars. Elton explains, “It’s about someone who’s attracted to fame no matter what, and they want fame no matter what the consequences, and they’ll do anything to get there.”

Ringo Starr donates autographed jackets to auction benefiting WaterAid charity

Ringo Starr may have stopped signing items for fans a few years ago, but the legendary Beatles drummer has autographed 25 specially designed jackets that he’s donated to a benefit auction for the WaterAid charity. The jackets will be available for purchase on eBay starting Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET, and are being sold in conjunction with the second annual #GivingTuesday initiative that encourages people to contribute money to charities they support.

Elton John says he’d like to ‘assassinate’ reality stars, reveals truth about glasses

Over the years, Elton John certainly has made his share of appearances on reality competition shows, but that doesn’t mean he’s a fan of the genre. In fact, the legendary star, who is not known for mincing words, believes certain reality TV stars are “nightmares” who deserve to be “assassinated.” In an interview with BBC Radio 2

Miley Cyrus, Kanye West among Walters’ Most Fascinating People of 2013

Considering the headlines they grabbed this year, it’s no surprise that Miley Cyrus and Kanye West have made Barbara Walters’ annual list of the Most Fascinating People of 2013. Miley and Kanye, who’s included on the list with his fiancee Kim Kardashian, will be featured on Walters’ annual ABC special, which airs Dec. 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET. Others who Walters will be chatting with or highlighting on the special include Jennifer Lawrence, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, the cast of Duck Dynasty, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pope Francis, swimmer Diana Nyad and George, the infant son of Prince William and wife Kate Middleton. The No. 1 most fascinating person will be revealed during the show.

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Ryan Tedder dreams of Justin Timberlake collaboration

In addition to being the frontman of OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder is also Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer who’s crafted megasmashes for Kelly Clarkson, Adele and Beyonce, just to name a few. But Ryan says one of his dream collaborations is a guy he’s been wanting to work with for years, but hasn’t been able to make it happen: Justin Timberlake. Speaking to Billboard, Ryan says, “Hopefully at some point, another guy we’ve talked about for years and timing is Timberlake. I’m going to attempt to catch him on tour before he goes in to do another album. I think he and I could do something really, really cool. We’ve been friends about 10 or 11 years.” In addition, Ryan says he’s talking to both Ed Sheeran and The Script about working together, as well as Ellie Goulding, Florence Welch of Florence & the Machine and, of course, Adele. Ryan is also working on Beyonce’s album, the details of which remain a mystery. “I’ve got something on the next Beyonce (disc) that could be the biggest song I’ve been a part of in recent memory,” he gushes, but adds, “I can’t talk about it.” Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

The Black Keys, The Killers, Slash and more offer items for Grammy charity sale

Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the music lover in your life? The Grammy Foundation and MusiCares are offering some sweet deals over at eBay in an auction that got under way on Black Friday. The Fifth Annual Grammy Charity Black Friday Online Auction features autographed memorabilia from the likes of The Black Keys, The Killers, Slash and Mumford & Sons. Among the items up for grabs: guitars, CD box

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Gary Allan tackles alcoholism and lost love on new single, ‘It Ain’t the Whiskey’

Gary Allan is known for his moody ballads about lost love, and his latest single, “It Ain’t the Whiskey,” follows in that vein. The lyrics tell the story of a guy attending an AA meeting to talk about the woman who broke his heart instead of his increasing dependence on the bottle. Says Gary, “I love, like heart-wrenching songs and songs that really make you think, and they’re my favorites. It’s a 12-step song, but it’s so poignant.” “It Ain’t the Whiskey” was a staple of Allan’s concert sets long before he put it on his latest album, Set You Free. “I’ve been playing that one live by myself,” Gary explains, “and we take a break and I just play that acoustically, and we’ve been doing it forever, way before we cut it. Just a great song. I wish I wrote that one.” Gary Allan’s new video for “It Ain’t the Whiskey” is now airing on Vevo. Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Nashville notes

Florida Georgia Line is set to perform on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest Dec. 31. Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus recently filmed a guest spot on ABC’s Nashville expected to air in 2014. “Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas” spends a fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.

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ROSWELL: Dec 6-8 “A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol,” Performing Arts Center, 7: 30 p.m. Fri & Sat; 2:30 p.m. Sun. Presented by the ENMU-Roswell Theatre Department. 575-6247398. General admission, $10; kids under 10 and seniors, $8; ENMU students with ID, $5; groups of 10 or more, $5 7 Electric Light Parade, downtown from College Blvd. to Alameda St., 6 p.m. Get your Christmas mood on! Join us beginning at 4 p.m. for a Christmas caroling contest. Enjoy the music while you shop at local stores. Accidental Harmony will be at the Chaves County Courthouse entertaining the crowd prior to the parade.

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LEA COUNTY HOBBS: Dec 5 6th Annual Christmas Traditions from Around the World, Western Heritage Museum, 5 - 9 p.m. Featuring the sights, sounds and tastes of the season. Entertainment, door prizes and Santa Claus. 492-2679; westernheritagemuseumcomplex. com. $8 adults; $4 kids Business After Hours 4-toSixer Mixer, Tia Juana’s, 3510 N. Lovington Highway. The theme is “BAH Humbug.” Take a break from the holiday cheer and share your best scrooge of the season. Will you channel it through an ugly sweater? Maybe a sour margarita will give you a good party-pooper pucker 20 Black & White Ball, Lea County Event Center, 5101 Lovington Highway, 8 p.m. - midnight. Annual scholarship fundraiser. Live DJ, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres. $20 single; $35 couple. Contact 575-318-3829 for ticket information LOVINGTON: Dec 12 Electric Light Parade, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” traveling down D Avenue, 7 p.m. The kick-off to Light Up Lea County. Santa will be at the Museum following the parade. 396-5311;


ARTESIA: Christmas For Our Troops. Support the troops by sending them care packages. A drop box is located at the chamber. The last day for drop off is Dec. 7. Go to userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/325/ File/ChristmasForourTroops.pdf for a list of items that are needed. For more information, visit www. Dec 5 Light Up Artesia, downtown Artesia, 5:30 - 9 p.m. The official start to the holiday season, co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. A winter wonderland with thousands of lights in the trees. Santa Claus will be escorted by the U.S. Border Patrol, Winged Riders of Artesia and Artesia Car Enthusiasts. Businesses remain open late; organizations and individuals set up booths to sell hot foods and crafts. 575-746-1117 7 Ride for Bikes Christmas Bike Build, Artesia Community Center, 612 N 8th, 8 a.m. Ride for Bikes will be assembling and giving away 638 bikes this year to the Head Start program participants in Artesia, Carlsbad and Hagerman. Donations can be made to www.rideforbikes. com. To volunteer or for more information, call 575-308-9179 CARLSBAD: Nov Fri’s Friday Focus, Best Western Stevens Inn, 1829 S. Canal St. 7:30 a.m. Carlsbad Chamber networking breakfast - share information about your business or organization. Pre-School StoryTime, Living Desert Zoo, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. A short walk in the park and activity will follow the story. 575-8875516. No fee; children must be accompanied by an adult Thru Christmas on the Pecos Dec 31 Take an evening boat ride on the Pecos River with illuminated backyards and island of blinking lights. The tour starts at 711 Muscatel Ave. every night (except Christmas Eve). Adults $12.50 Sun - Thurs; $17.50 Fri & Sat; children 2-11, $7.50 Sun - Thurs; $12.50 Fri & Sat. Dec 7 Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival, Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel Ave., 12-6 p.m. $10 advance; $12 at the door. 10 tastings, souvenir glass included.


Member Hobbs Chamber of Commerce • Member Lovington Chamber of Commerce • Member Artesia Chamber of Commerce Member Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce • Member Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce Member Roswell Chamber of Commerce • Member Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce Member Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce • Member Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce


ALTO: Dec 13 Three Redneck Tenors Christmas Spec-tac-yule-ar, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Rd., 8 - 10 p.m. Starring the singin’ cousins, Billy Joe, Billy Bob and Billy Billee (real life Broadway and Opera stars), The Colonel and Edna Mae will be there helping to spread Christmas cheer with classic and pop holiday favorites and plenty of deep-fried comedic delight. Pre-performance pot roast buffet, 6 p.m. ($20). 575336-4800; www.spencertheater. com. Performance is $76 or $79 CAPITAN: Dec 7 Country Christmas Bazaar, Lincoln Country Fairgrounds, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Capitan Women’s Club. Booths with handmade crafts and unique gifts, live entertainment and children’s activities. Gingerbread house decorating contest. www.facebook. com/events/431347316975340/. Free admission CARRIZOZO: Dec 5 Light Up the Night, Caboose Park and Airport Road, 6 - 8 p.m. Visit with Santa, roast marshmallows over an open flame and enjoy hot cocoa. Food and snacks for sale plus a performance by the Carrizozo Elementary School students. Presented by the Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce. 575-973-0571.Free RUIDOSO: Dec 5 Christmas in the Park, Schoolhouse Park on Sudderth Dr., 6 - 8 p.m. View the lit trees and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies at the Ruidoso Senior Center. Santa will make an appearance plus a Christmas carnival with organization booths and carnival games. 575-257-5030. Free admission 6, 8, “The Plight Before Christmas,” 13-15 ENMU Annex, White Mountain Drive, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Presented by Lincoln Co. Community Theatre – a funny, and spirited melodrama – the story of Ebeneezer Humbug, Bob Scratchit and the sweet, young Felicity, set in the cow town of El Paso. Puns and bad jokes will make you groan, while actions from our hero will make you cheer. Prior to the play, Christmas songs will be performed by local musicians. Tickets are $10; children under 12 are $5. 575-808-0051; 7 Festival of Lights Parade,


through Midtown, beginning at Mechem and Sudderth and continuing to the Chamber of Commerce, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Beautifully lit and fantastically festive, the Festival of Lights Parade brings friends and family together for an evening of twinkling lights and togetherness in the winter wonderland of Ruidoso. 575-2577395; festival-of-lights. Free admission 8 Altrusa Annual Christmas Home Tour, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Door prize drawing and refreshments. All proceeds go to support Lincoln County charities, programs, and organizations. Tickets are $20 and can be bought in advance at the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center or call 575-258-4615 10 ENMU-Ruidoso Choir sings Christmas, Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Road, 12 - 1 p.m. Music, cookies and hot drinks. ruidosopl/. Free WHITE OAKS: Dec 7 Johnny Cash Night, No Scum Allowed Saloon, 7 p.m. Whiskey Bill performing as Johnny Cash and the whiskey river band. Johnny Cash look-alike contest with $100 prize and brisket supper. $7

MESCALERO Dec Wed’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods. 7 p.m. Professional comedians will perform live. $5 admission. Must be 21 or older. 575-464-7053 8 Lonestar & Diamond Rio, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Carrizo Canyon Rd., 7 p.m. Lonestar is marking their 20-year anniversary by reuniting with original lead singer Richie McDonald. The quartet will perform with six-time Vocal Group of the Year, Diamond Rio. Lonestar has achieved 10 No. 1 country hits including “No News,”“Come Crying To Me” and “Amazed.” Diamond Rio became the first group in the history of country music to have a debut single – “Meet in the Middle” – reach No. 1. Their hits include “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,”“Norma Jean Riley,”“Beautiful Mess,”“Love a Little Stronger,” and “One More Day.” Tickets start at $25. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 575-464-7089;


ALAMOGORDO: IMAX NM Museum of Space History “HUBBLE,” Daily at 10 a.m., 12 and 3 p.m. The seventh awe-inspiring film for the award-winning IMAX space team. Accompany the astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult tasks ever undertaken in NASA’s history. Explore the galaxies and some of the greatest mysteries of our celestial surroundings “Tornado Alley,” Daily at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Join storm chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding adventure. Experience the adrenaline of nature’s most dramatic phenomena Dec 6 Holiday Open House, White Sands National Monument, 19955 U.S. Highway 70, 5 - 8 p.m. The warm glow of luminarias lures visitors in as the spirited rhythms of live music fill the night. Free samples of tantalizing NM dishes and drink. Activities, family fun and door prizes. 575-479-6124. Free 7 Winter Jazz Spectacular, Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 7 - 9 p.m. The Jazz & Tap dancers from Academy of Ballet are joined by the NM Saxophone Quartet - Darn Saxy; Earl’s Quartet and singing sensation Mike Julian. Adults, $10; 12 and under, $5. Reserved seating, tickets available on line at or call 575-437-2202 9 Holloman Airmen Cookie Drive. The goal is 1,800 dozen cookies for more than 900 young airmen for a “taste of home” during the holiday season. Drop cookies off at the Chapel Annex, Holloman Air Force Base (7 a.m. - 1 p.m.) or the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, 1301 N. White Sands Blvd. (8 a.m. - noon). Bring the cookies in groups of four in sandwich-sized Ziploc bags. Go to www.signupgenius. com/go/508084Ca4AD28A02annual/6238539 to register how many cookies you’ll bring. Email CLOUDCROFT Dec 7 Cloudcroft’s Annual Lighted Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, sponsored by the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments available beginning at 5 p.m. Parade on Burro Street, 7 p.m. Bring an ornament and help decorate the tree. Christmas caroling. 575-682-2733

Wednesday Billy’s Seafood Night starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $21.95 Senior Day Senior Specials for $3.95 in Billy’s Race Book Thursday BILLY’S “SHOOT OUT SIX” HANDICAPPING CONTEST IN BILLY’S RACE BOOK IS BACK! Bottomless Pasta — all you can eat for $3.95 Friday BILLY’S HOLIDAY CASH Surf & Turf starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Saturday BILLY’S HOLIDAY CASH Prime Rib starting at 5 pm in Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill for $13.95 Sunday BILLY’S HOLIDAY CASH


Beer Specials in Billy’s Race Book Monday


$2 Beer and Hot Dogs in Billy’s Race Book

Tuesday SANTA’S SLEIGH RIDE OF CASH Locals Day, 2 for 1 Lunch or Dinner $2 Beer and Hot Dogs in Billy’s Race Book

Zine December 4, 2013  

The December 4, 2013 issue of the Zine, the premiere source for entertainment, music, arts and travel news in Ruidoso, Lincoln County and so...

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