Ruidoso Visitor Center Newsletter
Weekly Events for July 26 - August 1, 2017
Featured Events

Grindstone Trail Runs at Wingfield Park and Grindstone Lake
Sunday, July 29, 2017, 7:30 am start.  Discover the multiple use trail system with 3 different distances: 4 miles, 8.5 miles and Half Marathon (13.2 Miles).  CLICK HERE to register and for more information.

ruidoso downs Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino
Saturday & Sunday, July 29 & 30.  Arts and Crafts show features all New Mexico-made products.  LIve racing with New Mexico-bred horses plus free parking and admission.  CLICK HERE for more information. 

Shining a New Light on the Arts at the Spencer Theater
Saturday, July 29, 8 pm. Vocals by Natalie Bancroft and Beatrice Villiger, Dancers and the Las Cruces Chamber Ensemble.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Events
Wine Down Wednesday at Inn of the Mountain Gods Apache Tee -  Every Wednesday, 6 to 8 pm
Wine Down Wednesday on the Patio at Heart of the Desert -  Wednesday, July 26, 6 to 9 pm.  Entertainer Dale Young will be performing alternative rock, blues and old country.  The Hitch-n-Post will be selling BBQ plates. Light snacks, beer and wine available for purchase.  Cover is $7 at the door.  Call 575-434-0035 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.    
Thursday Night Karaoke at Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods -  Every Thursday, 6:30 to 9 pm. Open Mic. 
Live Music at Sacred Grounds Friday, July 28.  Open mic from 6 to 8 pm followed by live music with Paper Moonshiners from 8 to 10 pm.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information. 
March on Rome at Fort Stanton - Saturday, July 29.  Come experience the liberation of Rome in World War II. Re-enactors will give demonstrations at 3 pm.  At 5:30 pm there will an re-enactment battle for the public to view. 
Summer Hummers by Lincoln County Bird Club at Smokey Bear Ranger Station - Saturday, July 29, 10 am.  Everything you want to know about the area hummingbirds.  Free to the public. 
Harry S. Truman at the Ruidoso Public Library - Saturday, July 29, 11 am to 2 pm.  Dr. Noel H. Pugach, will present Harry S. Truman.  Part of the Chautauqua series through the New Mexico Humanities Council.  Call 575-258-3704 for more information.   
Live Music at Sacred Grounds Saturday, July 29, 7 pm. Live music with Andy Pratt.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information. 
Live Music at Sacred Grounds - Sunday, July 30, 2017, Noon to 2 pm.  Rachael Udow and her troupe of traveling singers/songwriters all on stage in a roundtable discussion and individual performances.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information. 
Sunday Night Movie at Sacred Grounds - July 30, 2017, 6 pmTonight's movie is Land of Mine.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information. 
Sunday Under the Stars at Inn of the Mountain Gods - July 30, 2017, 7 pm.  Free movie on the back lawn begins at Dusk, tonight's movie is A Dog's Purpose.  Call 575-464-7053 for more information. 
Missoula Children's Theatre at Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, Artesia - July 31 - August 5, 2017.  Missoula Children's Theatre presents Aladdin.  Open to all school age children 5 years and up.  Call 575-746-4212 for more information.  
Sierra Cinema Summer Free Movie - Tuesday, August 1, 9 am, 11:20 am and 1:40 pm.  Today's free movie is Smurfs: The Lost Village.  Call 575-257-9444 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.    
Watercolor Workshop at Art Ruidoso Gallery - Tuesday, August 1, 9 am to 4 pm.  One-day workshop with Bonnie Soley that will cover all the basics and techniques of watercolor.  Lunch and supplies included.  Call 575-808-1133 for more information. 
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 - www.capitandepot.com  575-336-2862
Hubbard Museum of the American West - 575-378-4142
Ft. Stanton Museum & Visitor's Center - www.fortstanton.org   575-354-0341 
"Old Lincoln State Monument" - www.nmmonuments.org/lincoln 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:  127 Rio Street, 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
Golf
The Cree Meadows Golf Course:
301 Country Club Drive, (575)257-5815.   www.playcreemeadows.com/golf/proto/playcreemeadows/  
The Links at Sierra Blanca in Ruidoso: 105 Sierra Blanca Drive, (800)854-6571www.thelinksatsierrablanca.com/
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.    www.rainmakersusa.com   

 

Things to do for Families and Kids

APACHE WIND RIDER ZIP TOUR at Ski Apache
.  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.

FUNTRACKERS
: Family entertainment complex.  Open daily during the summer starting May 27, 2017.  575-257-3275 www.funtrackers-ruidoso.net/
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, www.grindstonestables.com;  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. http://www.allentheatresinc.com/city/ruidoso/ 
SKATEBOARD PARK:  Call for information 575-257-5030
SWIMMING POOL: 575-257-2795 - Opens Saturday, May 27th for the 2017 summer season - http://www.ruidosoparksandrec.com/ruidoso-municipal-swimming-pool
VALLEY OF FIRES BLM RECREATION AREA: https://www.newmexico.org/listing/valley-of-fires-recreation-area-(blm)/1148/ 
FORT STANTON-SNOWY RIVER CAVE NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA:  https://www.blm.gov/nlcs_web/sites/nm/st/en/prog/NLCS/FSSRC_NCA.html
FORT STANTON NCA HORSE, HIKE AND MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL SYSTEM AND BACK COUNTRY ROADS:  www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/nm/programs/nlcs/fort_stanton-snowy/maps.Par.43081.File.dat/NM_FortStantonSnowyRiverCave_NCA.pdf 
BOATING AND FISHING:  Grindstone and Alto Lakes - April 1 to October 31 575-257-5030   
RUIDOSO WINTER PARK:  Closed for the season. Tubing and Family Fun!  www.ruidosowinterpark.com.  
SKI APACHE SKI AREA:  Zip Tour, skiing, gondola and mountain bike rentals daily during the summer.  Call for availability.  575-464-3600. www.skiapache.com.   
SEEPING SPRINGS TROUT LAKES AND RV PARK:  Private fishing pond.  Call for hours and information.  4 miles east of Racetrack on Hwy 70.  575-378-4216http://www.seepingspringsfishing.com/   
Upcoming Events
Now that you have experienced Ruidoso, you must plan another trip soon.  For a list of upcoming events to to www.ruidosonow.com. 
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Ruidoso, NM 88345

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

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