LAS VEGAS HERITAGE WEEK SCHEDULE

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HERITAGE WEEK JULY 31ST THROUGH AUGUST 9TH, 2015

Throughout the Week:

Centerpiece Exhibition for Cowboys’ Reunion @ The Ray Drew Gallery in Thomas Donnelly Library at NM Highlands University – Exhibition curated by Elaine Querry featuring historic Cowboy Reunion Panoramas and Rodeo Photographs and 100-years of Reunion and Rodeo ephemera. Western sculptures by Duke Sundt and Noble Brooks Read will be included. The Library is located at 802 National Avenue, directly across from the Administration Building. Exhibition runs from August 1st through September 15th. (505) 454-3401 Free
Cowboys & Cattle – Branding in Northern New Mexico @ Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation Office @ 116 Bridge Street Free

Works of NM Artists from our collection @ NMHU Foundation -Kennedy Hall Gallery @ NMHU 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Talbot Print Collection by old masters from 1500’s forward Free
Cowboy Quilt Challenge – Competition featuring cowboy quilts reflecting life, history and culture of New Mexico Cowboys @ Threadbear1813 Plaza Free

Land as Legacy Wesler Art Exhibit @ Gallery 140 Show @ Las Vegas Arts Council 140 Bridge St. Mustang paintings by Melody Perez; Old West ranch life paintings by Guadalupe Morales; Western Landscape prints by Kim Gibson; Wild West bronze sculpture by Jane Lumsden Free

Round Up - Find the Herd - A horse figurine will be hidden in each participating business. Each player/participant will have stamp sheet and get a stamp once horse is found. Once sheet is complete a prize will be given. Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance sponsored event. Everyone is invited to participate.

El Encanto serving traditional Hispanic meals daily, 1816 Plaza

El Rialto and Abraham’s Tiendita serving traditional New Mexico Food, 141, 151 Bridge

El Zocolo Cooperative Art Gallery – collection of talented local art, 212 Plaza

JC’s New York Pizza Department - drink and food specials all week 131 Bridge St

New Moon Fashions – clothing specials 132 Bridge St

Charlie’s Spic & Span Bakery & Cafe – Food & Drink Specials all week 1715 Douglas
Plaza Drugs – come in and enjoy an old-fashioned coke and ice cream 178 Bridge St

World Treasure’s Traveler’s Café @ Tapetes De Lana – drink and food specials all week, as well as weaving demonstrations 1814 Plaza

Pam’s Flowers – fresh cut and floral arrangement specials all week 219 Plaza

Friday – July 31st

The Las Vegas Community Theatre – Over the Edge VIII Production at Sala De Madrid on NMHU Campus - Admission $10.00 General Admission, $8.00 Seniors and $3.00 Students An original play that deals with local, state and national issues in a really funny way. Takes place in the Por Que Fun Radio Station where a number of returning characters and new characters come together on a radio show – The antics are on the air and off – nobody seems to remember that it’s radio so there are plenty of visuals which horrify the host of the show but amuse the audience. (505)-425-6873 or (505) 426-6889

Friday’s al Fresco, Music at Old Town Plaza Gazebo 5-7 p.m. Free
Tom Mix Silent Movie(s) Preview plus Western Classic @ Ilfeld Auditorium on NMHU Campus - Friday, July 31st @ 7:00 p.m. $1.00 Admission

Classic Westerns @ Fort Union Drive-In Theatre on NM 518, one of 18 drive-ins in existence and operation in the United States. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ Dusk

Saturday - August 1

Tri-County Farmer’s Market @ 6th and University, 7:00 a.m. till sellout

Historic Non-Motorized 100-Horse Cowboy Reunion Parade The Las Vegas Cowboys' Reunion Centennial Celebration kicks off with an authentic, hundred-horse parade through the business districts of Las Vegas; no motorized vehicles—just cowboys and cowgirls on horses and in horse-drawn wagons and buggies. Historic chuck wagons and the Wells Fargo Stagecoach along with rodeo clowns and a troop of 30-50 children on stick-horses will make this a most memorable event. The parade will begin at 10 o’clock sharp in the morning on Saturday, August 1st at the staging area behind the historic Railroad Round House on Railroad Avenue, parade past the Train Station and the Castaneda Hotel up Douglas Avenue through the East Las Vegas business district and then proceed up beautiful Bridge Street to the Old Town Plaza.

Authentic Ranch Rodeo The Star Attraction of the Las Vegas Cowboys’ Reunion has always been the Rodeo! Produced by the management at the Charles R Ranch and staged at the Santa Fe Trail Event Center (Zamora’s Arena) located just north of Las Vegas. Rodeo starts at 2:30. Working Ranch Cowboys compete in Traditional Ranch Rodeo Events. This is an event not to be missed! Directions to the Event Center: I-25 Exit 347 Proceed East (paved road veers North) on frontage/Airport Rd. 2.3 miles to dead end. Turn left (West) and travel 250 yards to the top of the hill. Entrance is on the left. Ample free parking. Rodeo tickets $6 ($4 for those under 12 years of age).

Mariachi’s and Northern New Mexico Food @ Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No entrance fee

Las Vegas Musicians Reunited Concert @ El Rialto Patio $15.00 Advance or $20.00 at Door; 1:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. 16 to 20 bands – all local musicians. 505-828-2943/505-471-1371

-The Las Vegas Community Theatre – Over the Edge VIII Production at Sala De Madrid on NMHU Campus - Admission $10.00 General Admission $8.00 Seniors and $3.00 Students An Original play that deals with local, state and national issues in a really funny way. Takes place in the Por Que Fun Radio Station where a number of returning characters and new characters come together on a radio show – The antics are on the air and off – nobody seems to remember that it’s radio so there are plenty of visuals which horrify the host of the show but amuse the audience. (505)-425-6873 or (505) 426-6889

Classic Westerns @ Fort Union Drive-In Theatre on NM 518, one of 18 drive-ins in existence and operation in the United States. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Showtime: Dusk

Sunday - August 2

Sunday, August 2- " Places With A Past" Historic Homes and Buildings Tour is a one-day, self-guided tour of lovingly restored Victorian and historic Adobe homes. The Las Vegas Harvey Girls will be your docents at the Castaneda Hotel, a Fred Harvey Hotel. Also included on the tour is the newly renovated Historic Serf Theatre, with its beautiful mural. Background history and the unique features of each place will be provided by docents/guides. www.lvcchp Call:505-425-8803

Pat Romero Book Signing and Discussion @ 4:00 p.m. @ Tome on the Range - #1 Cowboy Reunions of Las Vegas and #2 Prairie Madness, Conspiracy at Ft. Union Free to Public

Dutch oven Cook-Off @ Historic Castaneda Hotel. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cooking Competition, cowboy music and poetry, cowboy artists and craftsBBQ dinner after the judging (about 4:00 p.m.). Cost for dinner $18.00. Entry details for cook-off available from lvdutchoven@gmail.com or call (505) 425-9757.

Merger of East and West Las Vegas Merger @ Plaza Hotel by Robert Mishler –Free 1:30 – 3:30 La Reunion Public Forum: 1970 Consolidation of East and West Las Vegas (“For many years prior to 1970 the one population center of Las Vegas, New Mexico, was divided into two contiguous municipalities known as ‘West Las Vegas’ and ‘East Las Vegas,’ which were separated physically only by the trickle of water in the Gallinas River (in normal weather)” (La Reunión: The Consolidation of Las Vegas - A Personal Chronicle of the Municipal Consolidation of Las Vegas, New Mexico by Lynn I. Perrigo, 1975). La Reunión booklet is the only full account of the dynamic process that culminated in this historic event; and, it is out of print. The Friends of the Museum is preparing a 2nd Edition of this document with an introduction by Jesus Lopez, supplemental images and ephemera, enhanced design, and more durable binding.) In concert with the new book edition and the 45th year anniversary, the Friends is scheduling a revisit of this notable occasion with a panel of presenters (including original commission members) and public dialog. Non-obtrusive recordings will document the event. Free

-The Las Vegas Community Theatre – Over the Edge VIII Production at Sala De Madrid on NMHU Campus - Admission $10.00 General Admission $8.00 Seniors and $3.00 Students An Original play that deals with local, state and national issues in a really funny way. Takes place in the Por Que Fun Radio Station where a number of returning characters and new characters come together on a radio show – The antics are on the air and off – nobody seems to remember that it’s radio so there are plenty of visuals which horrify the host of the show but amuse the audience. (505)-425-6873 or (505) 426-6889

Classic Westerns @ Fort Union Drive-In Theatre on NM 518, one of 18 drive-ins in existence and operation in the United States. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Showtime: Dusk

Wednesday - August 5
Tri-County Farmer’s Market @ 6th and University, 7:00 a.m. till sellout

Made in New Mexico Film Clip Presentation Lecture, Plaza Hotel @ 6:30 Jeff Berg will present clips from western shows filmed in and around Las Vegas. (505) 425-3591. Free

Friday - August 7
Southwest Capital Bank’s 125th Anniversary Celebration @ Southwest Capital Bank
Staff in all bank locations will be dressed in vintage attire - during bank hours

Cowboy Chuck Wagon Round Up – IC Parish Youth Group@ IC Admission $10.00 4:30 -7:00 p.m. Step back in time by listening to Ft. Union Civil War Unit (NM Volunteers) present a historical account of what it was like in NM during the civil war followed by “live civil war drills” performed by the group dressed in full regalia, commands given in Spanish. 5-7 Traditional Chuck Wagon Dinner – Hardy cowboy beef stew made with barley and NM Green Chili, calabacitas & corn, pinto beans, red chili w/pork, tortillas and fresh homemade pie. 5:30 – 6:30 Live entertainment w/dinner with Los Zapateros, a New Mexican and Mexican Folk Dance Group, consisting of members from Mora and San Miguel Communities, performing folk dances from both NM and Mexico in colorful authentic costumes

Fridays al Fresco Music at Old Town Plaza Park Gazebo 5:30 to 7:30 Free

Melodrama by Nat Gold Players 7:00 p.m. $10.00 Show
505-454-0060 or 429-1481

Saturday, August 8

Tri-County Farmer’s Market @ 6th & University, 7:00 a.m. till sellout.

Garden Tour with lunch at Masonic Temple 9:00 to 1:00 Tickets $10.00 Lunch/10.00 Tour or 18.00/lunch & tour Six (6) gardens to be on the tour. Lunch to be served at the Masonic Temple. Menu: vegetable quiche, assorted quick breads, desert, beverages. Lunch served at 12:00 425-8803. Tickets available at LVCCHP, 116 Bridge St.

Heritage Youth & Family Day Music, Food and Children’s Activities at Lincoln Park by Elks - Event staff will dress in western attire. Drug Awareness displays, chuck wagon and cowboy tents, old western gun fights, carnival games, corn husk dolls and whirligigs (Fort Union National Park); junior ranger activities, Lou Clayton-civil war display, trapping and hunting (hides), weaving and felting, leather work, Gary “Roach” Hedeman ,(Cindy) “Bill is no Bully” anti bullying. Call Barbara Venturi @ (505) 429-1035 Southwest Capital Bank sponsored event. Free

Art Bark Auction – local art on display and for sale at Luna Community College, Media Arts Building @ 4:30. All proceeds from this sale will benefit local Animal Welfare Coalition

Sell a treasure or find one at the HERITAGE ANTIQUE/JUNKTIQUE MARKET at Lincoln Park, August 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rental for a 10’ x 10’ space is $20 which will benefit the organ restoration at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call 505-426-4547 for booth reservations. Deadline to sell is 8/4/15.

Heidi Thomas Book Signing and Discussion @ 2:00 p.m. @ Tome on the Range Ms. Thomas will sign read and discuss her book Cowgirl Up Free

Melodrama by Nat Gold Players 7:00 p.m. $10.00 Show
505-454-0060 or 429-1481

Indian Detours & Tex Austin Bus Tour – Saturday August 8, 2015 Join us as we recreate a bit of a Fred Harvey “Indian Detour” and visit the home of “Tex”Austin, one of the early organizers of the Las Vegas Cowboy Reunions. The tour will begin at 8:00 AM at the Historic Castaneda Hotel on Railroad Avenue in Las Vegas, the point of departure for the first Indian Detour to carry tourists, Saturday, May15th, 1926. A light breakfast will be served by the Las Vegas “Harvey Girls” and there will be a short program on the Harvey Car excursions. Tour will visit some of the sites along the original Detour track on our way to Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey in Pecos. The Abbey is the former Valley Ranch Resort where the Detours stopped for lunch, and its dining room, the Apache Inn, had to meet the strict Harvey Company standards for quality. After lunch and a talk about the history of the site, tour will proceed to Pecos National Historical Park to visit Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de Porciuncula de los Pecos Spanish Mission Church ruins. Also in the Park is the John Gaw Meem designed home of “Tex” Austin which served as the hub of his Forked Lightning Guest Ranch. From there the tour will return to Las Vegas arriving back around 4:30 PM. The cost of the tour is $50.00 per person and it will be limited to 50 persons. Due to limited parking at most of the locations, the possibility of “follow cars” will be limited. Reservations can be made at the LVCCHP office at 116 Bridge Street or by calling 505 425 8803.

Spirits of the Wild West @ Historic Serf Theatre - 8:00 p.m. to last call Admission $15.00 Dancing w/instructors starting @ 8:00; drink specials, special performances, VIP Section with a late night eats bar.

Fort Union Candlelight Tours/Lecture/Programs @ Fort Union National Monument- Step under the stars of a large prairie frontier sky. The evening will have historical based skits once the sun goes down. Tours are limited to fifteen per tour so please call ahead and reserve your spot. Tour times are 7:30, 8:00, 8:20, 8:40, 9:00, 9:20 and 9:40 p.m. Reservations taken beginning 7-10-15. (505) 425-8025 Free

Sunday, August 9

Melodrama by Nat Gold Players 7:00 p.m. $10.00 Show
505-454-0060 or 429-1481

Hashknife Ranch Bus Tour, AQHA Competition, Fort Union Tour 10:00 am to 4 pm A tour by bus of Watrous-area ranches, focusing on the historic Hashknife Ranch established in the 1860s and currently owned and operated by 4th generation rancher G. M. “Dogie” Jones whose father, “Butch” Jones was one of the original founders in 1915 of the Las Vegas Cowboys’ Reunion. Dogie’s son, Curtis, works the ranch and manages the Quarter Horse operation. The Joneses will be on hand to talk about the colorful history of the ranch and tour participants will be able to watch the second part of an American Quarter Horse Association Performance Clinic--a competition among clinic participants. A guided tour of Fort Union National Monument is included with talks by rangers. Box lunch included in the ticket price of $20.

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Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:30am