7: Card Class: 9 a.m., Café Groovy Gritz, 315 Broadway, Truth or Consequences. Come make cards! You can make three cards to take home. Cost: $6. Contact Café Groovy Gritz, Brenda Nelson, (575) 894-0350, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://cafegroovygritz.com.
8: Thursday Night Karaoke With Gene: 6:30 p.m., Café Groovy Gritz, 315 Broadway, Truth or Consequences. Gene can download any song you can think of! Put him to the test. Cost: None. Contact Café Groovy Gritz, Brenda Nelson, (575) 894-0350, email@example.com, http://cafegroovygritz.com.
9: Artist Reception for Annie Dimit Buckley: 2 p.m., Sierra Vista Hospital Boardroom, 800 E. Ninth Ave., Truth or Consequences. Annie, a quilter extraordinaire, has always loved to sew and create things that are different and fun. She enjoys taking something old and finding a way to make it useful again. Annie’s mom taught her to sew as a very young girl. Art and sewing have been constants in Annie’s life for as long as she can remember. She began her work in textiles by making clothes, however, Annie found her niche once she was introduced to quilting. Free and open to the public. Contact Sierra Vista Hospital, Sharon Finarelli, (575) 743-1272, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.svhnm.org.
9: Live Music – Sue Barr: 7 p.m., 315 Broadway, Truth or Consequences. Enjoy the fun with Sue Barr. Contact Café Groovy Gritz, Brenda Nelson, (575) 894-0350, email@example.com, www.cafegroovygritz.com.
9-11: Christmas Jubilee: Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr., Ruidoso. The 25th anniversary of the Ruidoso Christmas Jubilee, a three-day shopping extravaganza featuring 80 local merchants, food court, storytelling and visit with Santa. Free admission to active military and children under 12. Friday, Nov. 9, 12-6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $1. Contact Ruidoso Valley Greeters, Karen Johns, (575) 336-1505, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ruidosochristmasjubilee.net.
10: Senior Center Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lee Belle Johnson Senior Recreation Center, 301 S. Foch St., Truth or Consequences. Contact Sierra Joint Office on Aging, (575) 894-6641.
10: 16th Annual Veterans Day Car Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., New Mexico State Veterans Home, 992 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences. Trophy plaques and dash plaques will be awarded for People’s Choice and Judge’s Picks. Judging starts at 11:30 a.m. Door prizes begin at 1 p.m. Awards start at 2 p.m. Vehicle entry fee: $30. Concession stand on site. Swap meet area available! (10′ x 10′ space $25). Free for spectators. Hosted by the New Mexico State Veterans Home. Contact New Mexico State Veterans Home, Sam Shannon, (575) 894-4222, email@example.com, www.nmstateveteranshome.org.
10: 10th Annual Run for the Wall: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 996 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences. Come support the Truth or Consequences Veterans Memorial Park & Museum during this fun and festive event, which includes vendors, games, a car show, food, music, the tug-of-war tug-off, a bike run and rodeo – a guaranteed good time! Tug-a-war is at 3 p.m. Cost: free. Contact Veterans Memorial Park, Bobby Allen, (575) 740-7111, www.torcveteransmemorial.com.
10: Bag It: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., El Cortez Theater, 415 Main St, Truth or Consequences. Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes – single-use disposable bags we mindlessly throw away. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? “Bag It” follows Jeb, an average American, as he asks simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are they made from? What happens after they are discarded? Jeb learns plastics permeate modern society, and tells us what can we do about it. Today. Cost: $5 donation. Contact The Bountiful Alliance, Joey Perry, (575) 894-9421.
10: TorC Trash Bash: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Downtown Truth or Consequences, various locations. TBA’s first annual Trash Bash celebrates fun and fanciful ways to reduce, reuse and recycle to minimize our trash. Highlights include a silent auction for locally made “recycled art,” hands-on workshops to create treasures out of trash and an inspirational fashion show featuring repurposed items. “Bag It,” an award-winning film that examines the impact of plastic bags, will be shown. A presentation and guided discussion will explore simple steps for protecting our environment. Cost: $5 donation. Contact The Bountiful Alliance, Joey Perry, (575) 894-9421, firstname.lastname@example.org.
10: Upcycled Baby Wearing: 4-4:30 p.m. Jessica will teach parents of babies and toddlers how to safely carry their child using common household items. Baby wearing allows the parent and child to bond while still allowing mom or dad to move freely and can be done using up-cycled materials, such as sheets, towels, blankets, tablecloths, shawls and scarves. Contact Jessica Murphy, (575) 635-1690, email@example.com, http://themommydialogues.com.
10: Murder Mystery Dinner: 6 p.m., VFW 1389, State Highway 195, Elephant Butte. Roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. Mysteries of six person and eight person available. Cost: donation; please call. Contact VFW 1389, Elephant Butte, (575) 744-5787.
10: Second Saturday Art Hop: 6-9 p.m., Downtown Truth or Consequences. Galleries, studios, shops and restaurants are open late on the second Saturday of every month. Check the MainStreet Truth or Consequences website for information on opening exhibits and special events. Cost: free. Contact MainStreet Truth or Consequences, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.torcmainstreet.org/events/monthly-events/art-hop.
10: Live Music – 24/7: 7 p.m., 315 Broadway, Truth or Consequences. Second Saturday Art Hop! Contact Café Groovy Gritz, Brenda Nelson, (575) 894-0350, email@example.com, http://Cafegroovygritz.com.
10-11: Commodore’s Cup: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Elephant Butte Lake. Sailboat race/regatta. Contact Rio Grande Yacht Club, Jan Zink, (575) 313-0392.
11: Café Groovy Gritz Annual Veterans Day Special: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 315 Broadway, Truth or Consequences. Meal deal on us for all veterans! Our meal deal burger, fries and drink (coffee, tea or soda). Thank you for your service! Contact Café Groovy Gritz, Brenda Nelson, (575) 894-0350, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://Cafegroovygritz.com.
11: Second Sunday Poetry Reading: 1 p.m., Black Cat Books & Coffee, 128 Broadway, Truth or Consequences. Read or listen on the second Sunday of every month. Cost: free. Contact Black Cat Books & Coffee, Rhonda Brittan, (575) 894-7070.
11: Rising River String Band: 3-5 p.m., Hillsboro Community Center, Elenora Street, Hillsboro. Tom Naples, Greg Renfro and Jean Eisenhower of Silver City make up the Rising River String Band. They will sing Woody Guthrie songs, and celebrate people’s resilience during the Great Depression with little known ballads, blues, rags and old-timey gospel from that time. Cost: $5 donation. Contact Hillsboro Community Center, Max Yeh, (575) 895-3300, email@example.com, www.sierracountyevents.com/flyer/RisingRiverPoster.pdf.
13: SCRTAB Monthly Meeting: 9 a.m., Pelican Spa Meeting Room, Main at Date, Truth or Consequences. The Sierra County Recreation & Tourism Advisory Board meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Cost: free. Contact Sierra County Recreation & Tourism Advisory Board, Kim Skinner, (575) 740-1777, www.sierracountynewmexico.info.
13: Karaoke With Cindy: 6 p.m., Café Groovy Gritz, 315 Broadway, Truth or Consequences. Sing with Cindy and her karaoke machine. Cost: None. Contact Café Groovy Gritz, Brenda Nelson, (575) 894-0350, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://cafegroovygritz.com.