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Five things to do in Las Cruces this weekend

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Jacqueline Devine, Las Cruces Sun-News
Published 11:15 a.m. MT Sept. 10, 2019

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Saturday, Sept. 14 

Classical Drinking

This is the first of a new live music series that will feature regional musicians in a relaxed atmosphere from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla. Dry Point Distillers will offer a cash bar with cocktails and non-alcoholic options. The first Classical Drinking event will feature La Catrina String Quartet with special guest Jim Shearer. Cost: $15 at the door or in advance. Info: 575-523-6403 or go to www.daarts.org

Hawks Aloft

Wild Birds Unlimited 12th anniversary celebration will include a presentation from Hawks Aloft 10 a.m to 3 p.m. See these fascinating birds of prey up close at the store, 2001 E Lohman Ave., Suite 130. Info: 575-523-5489, wbulcnature@gmail.com.

“Super Scientists”

The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “Super Scientists,” drop-in activities on listed Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Entry to the museum and program are free, and no registration is required. Drop-in activities are appropriate for all ages. This Saturday learn about Solar Scopes. Meet outside the Main Street entrance to learn about our closest star, the Sun. Safely view the Sun with Sunspotter Solar Viewers. Info:http://museums.las-cruces.org or call 575-522-3120.

Sunday, Sept. 15 

Creating Mandalas

During the Las Cruces Arts Association members meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Cruces Creatives, 205 E. Lohman. LCAA has invited Vicky Avery to demonstrate creating mandalas. Avery is originally from Minnesota. She has earned a BA in Fine Arts, MA in Divinity and years of experiences in theater. Avery worked with multi-media and has been commissioned to create pieces, most recently have been working with colored pencils to create mandalas. Guests welcomed. Info: Jack LeSage, 575-532-1046 or email jacklsg1@gmail.com

Family Freedom Festival

Veterans of Foreign Wars 10124, 709 South Valley Drive, will hold a Family Freedom Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be family-friendly activities for all ages, including a bounce house, pitch burst games, cornhole, refreshments and more. Booths will represent all of our veterans’ programs.Learn more about your local VFW and have fun at the Post. Info: 575-526-5761.

Jacqueline Devine can be reached at 575-541-5476, JDevine@lcsun-news.com or @JackieIsDevine on Twitter.

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