Ruidoso Visitor Center Newsletter
Weekly Events for April 19 - 25, 2017
Featured Events
Drew Thomas Magic at the Spencer - Friday, April 21, 2017, 7 pm.  Saturday, April 15.  Drew Thomas is a captivating and magnetic entertainer who always mesmerizes!  CLICK HERE for more information. 

12 Hours in the Wild West Mountain Bike Race at Grindstone Lake
Saturday, April 22.  With almost 400 riders signed up for this race, it is going to be an epic race.  Come out and support the riders!  CLICK HERE for more information. 

Ruidoso Downs Great  American Cleanup at All American Park
Saturday, April 22, 8 am to 12 pm. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and gloves, Breakfast snacks, lunch and prizes too!  Call 378-4422 for more information.

COPE Dancing for the Cause at Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club
Saturday, April 22, 7 pm.  Local stars will dance for the cause and you can vote for your favorite to win the coveted trophy!  All funds will support the domestic violence programs and services COPE provides.  Call 575-258-4946 for more information. 

2017 Keep Ruidoso Beautiful Great American Clean Up at School House Park
Sunday, April 23, 1 to 4 pm.  Please come help us Keep Ruidoso Beautiful!  Gloves and trash bags will be provided.  There will be food and a prize giveaway for volunteers.  Call 575-257-5030 for more information.

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club at Inn of the Mountain Gods - Every Wednesday at 7 pm.    CLICK HERE for more information.   
Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography hosts New Mexico Magazine's 16th Annual Photography Competition Winners - Thursdays through Mondays until September 30, 2017 in Carrizozo, NM.  Call 575-937-1489 for more information. 
Moms and Tots Playgroup at Ruidoso Community Center - Every Thursday, 10:30 to 11:45 am.  Call 575-640-7076 for more information.    
Business After Hours at the Humane Society of Linc. Co. Resale Shop - Thursday, April 20, 5-7 pm.  The Humane Society will be hosting a puppy/kitten baby shower.  Every attendee that brings in items from the shower list will receive an entry into a prize drawing.  Call 575-257-7395 for more information.
Creative Aging, Inc.: Knowledge is Power Meeting at ENMU-Ruidoso - Friday, April 21, 10 am.  Triple presentation: Basing Life on What You Can Afford; Free Computer and Phone Tutoring; and Connecting with Resources to Maximize Personal Choice and Independence.  Call Clara Farah at 575-973-7835 for more information. 
A to Z World and US Travel at the Ruidoso Public Library - Friday, April 21, 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  Call 575-257-3704 for more information. 
A Mid Summer Night's Dream at Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, Artesia - Friday, April 21, 6 pm.  $10 for adults and $5 for children.  Call 575-746-4212 for more information. 
Free Movie Night at Sacred Grounds - Friday, April 21, 6 pmTonight's movie is The Big Short.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information. 
Carrizozo Music presents Misuku Tanaka and Maksim Shtrykov in Concert at Trinity United Methodist Church in Carrizozo - Friday, April 21, 7 pm.  Call 575-648-2757 for more information.
Mountain Entertainment for the Arts Presents Pianist Amy Greer at Sacred Grounds - Saturday, April 22, 7 pm.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Students are free.   Call 575-257-2273 for more information. 
2017 Ruidoso Junior Golf Scrambles - Sunday, April 23, 1 pm shotgun start.  Call 575-258-5330 for more information. 
Tuesday Night Bouldering at Bonita Park - Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6 to 9 pm.  Locals Welcome!  Call 575-336-4404 for more information. 
Shuai Chio Kung Fu Self-Defense Training at Ruidoso Community Center - Every Tuesday, 2 to 3 pm.  The best martial art for self-defense.  $5 per class.  Call Frank Skinner for more information at 575-257-1451.    
Nightly entertainment in and around Lincoln County

The Quarters - Nightly - DJ 

Win, Place, Show - Nightly - Live Country Music 

Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Friday & Saturday - Live Music 

Cree Meadows Country Club - Friday Night - All You Can Eat Catfish & Live Music  

Billy's Sports Bar, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino - Friday - DJ 

Sacred Grounds Coffee & Tea House - Fridays - Open Mic 

Wendell's Restaurant, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Friday & Saturday - Classic Guitar 

Wendell's Lounge, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Friday & Saturday - Live Music

Comedy Club @ Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Wednesday Nights  

Karaoke @ The Quarters - Monday and Tuesday Night with DJ Pete 

Karaoke @ Cree Meadows County Club - Thursday Night Taco Bar and Karaoke with DJ Pete  


  Don't drive after drinking! Call Dollar Cab 575-937-6803.

Area Museums
Capitan Train Depot Museum -  575-336-2862
Hubbard Museum of the American West  575-378-4142

Fox Cave -  575-378-9954 

Smokey Bear Historical Park -  575-354-2748

Smokey Bear Museum & Gift Shop  575-354-2298

Ft. Stanton Museum & Visitor's Center -   575-354-0341 

"Old Lincoln State Monument" - 575-653-4372   

Carrizozo Heritage Museum -  575-648-2102 

Corona Museum - 575-849-3277

White Oaks Schoolhouse Museum - 575-648-2521

Miner's Home & Tool Shed Museum - 575-648-2521  

Art Galleries
Art Ruidoso Gallery:  2809 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-808-1133
Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery:  101 El Ojito, Hondo, NM; 575-653-4062
Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery:  105 La Rinconada Ln, San Patricio, NM 575-653-4331
Josie's Framery:  2917 Sudderth Drive; 575-257-4156
Kenneth Wyatt Galleries of Ruidoso:  2205 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-1529
Malkerson Gallery 408:  408 Twelfth Street, Carrizozo; 612-963-1499
Mountain Arts Gallery:  2530 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-9748
Pinon Pottery Studio & Gallery:  3 mi E of Walmart, Ruidoso Downs; 575-378-4270
Naturally Inspired Gallery:  200 Mechem Drive, Ste. 2, Ruidoso; 806-566-5255
Tanner Tradition:  624 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-8675
The Adobe Fine Art:  2905 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-5795
Thunder Horse Gallery:  200 Mechem Drive, Ste. 1, Ruidoso;  575-257-3989
Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography:  401 12th Street, Carrizozo; 612-963-1499 
Three Area Casinos
The Cree Meadows Golf Course:
301 Country Club Drive, (575)257-5815.  
The Links at Sierra Blanca in Ruidoso: 105 Sierra Blanca Drive, (800)
Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course:
Mescalero, (575)464-7941 or (575)464-7945. 

Rainmakers Golf Course:  230 Pueblo Loop, Alto.  (575)336-4653.  Rainmakers is a private course.   


Things to do for Families and Kids

.  Call for days and hours at 575-464-3633.
APACHE EAGLE ZIPRIDER at Inn of the Mountain Gods:  Call for days and hours at 575-464-3633.

: Family entertainment complex.   Open weekends and weekdays during the holiday season. 575-257-3275
DISC GOLF:  Call 575-257-5030 for more info. 
KID'S KONNECTION PLAYGROUND:  Call  575-257-5030 for more info.
HORSEBACK RIDING:  Grindstone Stables, 575-257-2241,;  Inn of the Mountain Gods, 575-464-5141;  Runnels Bonito Riding Stables, 575-354-2778
MIDTOWN CARRIAGE RIDES by Grindstone Stables:  Call 575-973-3533 for more information.   
RUIDOSO BOWLING CENTER:  Call for more info 575-258-3557
RUIDOSO PUBLIC LIBRARY: Call for more information 258-3704
TENNIS COURTS:  Free public courts behind the MCM Elegante and at Schoolhouse Park on Sudderth Dr. 
SIERRA CINEMA:  Call for more information 575-257-9444. 
SKATEBOARD PARK:  Call for information 575-257-5030
BOATING AND FISHING:  Grindstone and Alto Lakes - April 1 to October 31 575-257-5030   
RUIDOSO WINTER PARK:  Tubing and Family Fun!  
SKI APACHE SKI AREA:  Zip Tour, skiing, gondola and mountain bike rentals daily.  Call for availability.  575-464-3600.   
SEEPING SPRINGS TROUT LAKES AND RV PARK:  Private fishing pond.  Call for hours and information.  4 miles east of Racetrack on Hwy 70.  575-378-4216   
Upcoming Events
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720 Sudderth Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Visitor Center Hours:
Monday through Friday8 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday9 am to 3 pm