University Art Gallery

Exhibit: May 24 – July 14, 2018

Joint Opening Reception:  Friday, June 1, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM

New Mexico State University Art Gallery, in collaboration with The Las Cruces Museum of Art presents Here and Now, a regional, juried exhibition featuring works in all media. Here and Now includes works created by artists living and working within a 150 mile of Las Cruces. Paintings, prints, photographs, video, ceramics, and sculpture highlight the diverse approaches to creative expression found in Southern New Mexico and West Texas.





Friends of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Book Sale

Saturday, May 19

10 am – 4 pm

Star-Party-sticker_final-pdfStar Party

When: May 18, 2018
Where: La Cueva Picnic Area at Dripping Springs
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Attend the first Star Party for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Watch the sunset, moonrise, and the appearance of stars over Las Cruces through high-power telescopes provided by astronomy experts. Enjoy stories of ancient uses of the Night Sky for navigation and more. There will be a number of activities for all ages to learn about the night sky and its importance to all of us. No hiking required and some refreshment provided. There are restrooms and water available on site. Regular Vehicle Permit will be required at $5 per vehicle or Federal Lands Pass.


All City High School Senior Show
Open Sketch
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 5pm – 6:30pm
Museum of Art

Join the museum for a relaxing evening of open sketch in the gallery featuring the art pieces of the All City High School Senior Show. Pick a piece from the exhibition and practice your sketching skills. Don’t worry about bringing any supplies; the museum will provide all drawing materials and optional seating.


Theatre Academy


NMSU’s first-ever Summer Theatre Academy is now accepting applications.

The week-long residential program for middle- and high school-aged students, ages 13-17, will begin with registration/dorm check-in at 4 pm Sunday, June 10 and will continue through Friday, June 15.

For more information and registration details, email Kilroy at


Youth Leadership Summer Camp Registration

Registration for the Las Cruces Fire Department’s fourth annual Youth Leadership Summer Camp will be April 9th through 10th.

The free camp includes three 2-week sessions set to begin May 29th, June 11th and July 9th.  Parents or guardians can register their youth, ages 11-15 or at least entering 6th Grade for only one of the three sessions.  The camp is limited to 50 students per session.

Session 1:  May 29 – June 8th
Session 2:  June 11th – June 22nd
Session 3:  July 9th – July 20th

The Youth Leadership Summer Camp runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and is a collaborative effort with the Stan Fulton Endowed Chair in Education at New Mexico State University. Much of the camp is held at Lynn Middle School but campers also visit New Mexico State University.

The camp provides youth with CPR and First Aid training, teamwork building, archery, crime scene investigation, D.A.R.E. and DWI simulations, anti-bullying and harassment lessons and other activities similar to the Character Counts module.

The camp is free and includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch each day (breakfast begins at 7:30 am)  Participants will receive a free camp T-shirt, water bottle and drawstring bag.  Parents or guardian must register students in-person at the Las Cruces Police Department, at 217 E. Picacho Ave, between 8:30 am and 4 pm on April 9th or 10th.  Camps tend to fill fast so parents or guardians are encourages to arrive early to selected session dates that best meet their summer schedules.

No phone or email registrations will be accepted. Parents or guardians should bring proof of the student’s age, school and grade entering the upcoming school year and the student’s T-shirt size. For more information about the camp, contact Sgt. Robert McCord at 575/528-4153.


Reuse and Recycle Fashion Show

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department and Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will host the sixth annual Reuse & Recycle Fashion Show in honor of Earth Day. The show will present outfits made from reused and recycled materials. KLCB is currently seeking participants of all ages to act as models or volunteer to assist in the free, public event that will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 21st, on the Plaza de Las Cruces. For more information, contact KLCB at 575/528-4508.