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Calendar of Events, Luna County

Below is a list of events sponsored by the College or of interest to our clientele. Events are tracked all over the state; the maps next to each event indicate where the event is taking place. If you would like to filter your results to a particular county, visit the county calendar listing.

2013 County Fair Schedule.

This list is filtered to show only events in Luna County.

January 2014

Jan 20Apr 18

Las Cruces
Family Wellness Classes
The NMSU's Strengthening Families Initiative is initiating Family Wellness Program class series throughout Doña Ana County.

Class series will take place at community settings such as schools, churches, and community centers starting in January 2014. We invite you to create fun family memories while learning practical skills and strengthening your family.

Topics range from:

  • parents as leaders and models,
  • dealing with change,
  • communication,
  • family dynamics,
  • signs of healthy/unhealthy relationships,
  • commitment,
  • conflict resolution and much more.

All classes are provided with a light meal, a children's program, and are available in English or Spanish, for more information and to sign up call (575) 646-4360.

See full class schedule

More info...
For more information, contact Candice Trujillo at 575-646-7554.

April 2014

Apr 19

Hidalgo County Gardening Series #2
This workshop will cover topics related to composting, cover crops and companion planting.

Participants will learn how to build their worm compost bin. Hand on activities at the garden will include installing a drip tape system around the fruit trees and planting Sorghum-Sudan, buckwheat and cow-pea in the cover crop study being conducted.

All classes take place at the Ena Mitchel Building. 317 E. 4th st. Lordsburg, NM and should run from 9am to noon. More info...

For more information, contact John R. Allen at 575-542-9291.
Apr 24

Las Cruces
HRTM International Dinner - French Cuisine
NMSU's school of HRTM will present a "French Cuisine" dinner on Thursday, April 24th as a part of their International Dinner Series.

Dinners being at 6:30 pm and will take place in 100 West Café, west end of Gerald Thomas Hall. Wine tasting will be included with each dinner from 6-6:30 pm.

Cost of dinner will be $62.50 per person.

Please come in person to Gerald Thomas Hall Rm. 138 Friday, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2 pm to purchase your ticket(s).

Payment must be made the day dinner tickets are purchased. There are no refunds and cancellations must be made no later than the Monday the week of the dinner event.

More info...
For more information, contact Judy Story.

May 2014

May 10

Hidalgo County Gardening Series #3
This workshop will cover topics related to Good Agricultural Practices, Farm and Food Safety and Harvesting.

All classes are held at the old senior center 317 E. 4th St. Lordsburg, NM and run from 9 am to Noon. More info...

For more information, contact John R. Allen at 575-542-9291.
May 17

Silver City, NM
Home Composting Basics in Silver City
A Home composting class sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters will be held May 17 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at The Volunteer Center of Grant County, 501 East 13th Street, Silver City, NM.

The class is free and open to all. No registration is required. For more information, you may call Terry Timme, Silver City Office of Sustainability, at 575-519-8987, or send email to webmaster@nmcomposters.org.

Learn how to compost food and yard waste, an easy and fun way to recycle and to build healthy soil in your yard and garden. The class will cover the science, art, methods, choices, and benefits of home composting. More info...

For more information, contact Terry Timme at 575-519-8987.

June 2014

Jun 5

Hidalgo County 4-H. Discover the Powers of 4-H.
This workshop will be conducted by Senior 4-H members who serve in the leadership capacity of the Hidalgo County 4-H Council.

The council is tasked with preparing a high quality leadership training for other 4-H members in Hidalgo County. Each pair of officers will develpe and lead their workshops covering topics such as team work, communication, and building leadership capacity. More info...

For more information, contact John R. Allen at 575-542-9291.
Jun 13

Hidalgo County Youth Demonstration Garden Field Day and PNM dedication.
This event will highlight the work the Hidalgo County Cooperative Extension Office, the Spirit of Hidalgo, the Hidalgo County Food Coalition, and Hidalgo Medical Services has been doing at the Fairgrounds.

The garden has been highlighted in news papers and on the El Paso news station. The day will consist of presentations done by Extension Specialist, NRSC is going to have their water trailer available, and the Hidalgo County Extension Office will be talking about cover crops and soil health.

The event will start at 9am. The garden received a $10000 grant from PNM and we will be having a thank you reception at 11am followed by a BBQ lunch. More info...

For more information, contact John R. Allen at 575-542-9291.
Jun 14

Hidalgo County 4-H County Contest
This event will take place at the Animas High school. 4-H members will participate in various judging contest.

Qualifying members will then advance to the district and state events. More info...

For more information, contact John R. Allen at 575-542-9291.

August 2014

Aug 23-24

La Cruces
2014 Ride for the 4-H Clover

Save the date!

NMSU President Garrey Carruthers and Regent Chair Mike Cheney invite you to ride the beautiful roads of southern New Mexico to support our state’s Cooperative Extension Service and 4-H youth programs. Any who wishes to participate, but is not a motorcycle rider, is welcome.

See photos and videos from the 2013 ride at http://ridefortheclover.nmsu.edu

More info...
For more information, contact Bea Garrett at 575-646-3015.