Ruidoso Visitor Center Newsletter – Monthly Events For December 2012 – January 2013 Leave a reply Events in the Ruidoso Area Information Courtesy of: Bob Moroney firstname.lastname@example.org 575-937-7437 Events Calendar Fall Concerts & Performing Arts Schedules Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino Visit our website ” A Land So Strange” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Through February 8, 2013 This exhibit at the Hubbard Museum of the American West celebrates New Mexico’s Centennial of statehood with artifacts and images from its own collections as well as from Mr. Murdy, the Library of Congress, the Spanish Colonial Art Society, the Maxwell Museum and the School for Advanced Research. Don’t miss this wonderful exhibit. The Annual Fall Photography Exhibit ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Through March 13, 2013 The Hubbard Museum of the American West and the Photographic Society of Lincoln County are proud to present the 21st Annual Fall American Photography Competition and Exhibition. The Photo Exhibition will be open to the public from November 3rd until March 17. Ski Apache ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ski Apache, the United States’ southernmost ski area known for epic warm-weather skiing and unbelievable views of the surrounding Lincoln National Forest, returns for its 51st year on Sierra Blanca with three new chair lifts for the 2012-2013 season. The 2012-2013 ski season is anticipated to open December 7. Season passes are on sale now. Winter Park ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ruidoso has a first class tubing area offering some of the most exciting tubing you will find anywhere. We have the most twists, turns, bumps, jumps and bobsled curves Our tubing area has more lift capacity and the largest tubing snow making system in the Rockies. We are constantly making snow to supplement the natural snow and provide the best tubing experience possible. Sleigh Rides ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With sleigh bells jingling, the crisp air causing the horses’ breath to fog and everyone’s cheeks turning rosy, it is a great way to spend a winter evening in the mountains. A thrilling event for young and old! Sleigh Rides depart from Martha’s Fabrics’ parking lot on the traffic circle at the west end of Sudderth Drive by the entrance to the Upper Canyon each evening starting at 5:30 PM. Blankets are furnished. Walk Through Bethlehem ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 9 December 1st is a matinee only at 2 pm because of the light parade at 5:30 pm. November 30, December 7, 8, 9 are from 6 pm to 8 pm. This is a wonderful walk through time! See a different look at Bethlehem in Jesus time. There will be people dressed in period clothing as well as artisans showing their work and a nativity scene. Reservations Only, so make yours early! Parade of Lights ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 1, 2012 Beautifully lit and fantastically festive, the Festival of Lights Parade of Lights starts at 5:30 pm. Find a spot anywhere from the corner of Sudderth/Mechem, through Midtown to watch the wonderful light parade that ends at the Chamber of Commerce. Santa, Cider & Song ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 1, 2012 Follow the Festival of Lights Parade of Lights to the Historic Old Mill for Santa, Cider and Song featuring the ENMU Community Choir. Bring the whole family for an old fashioned Christmas experience! Larry Marhsak’s Tribute to The Platters ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 1, 2012 This is a tribute performance to the amazing and timeless music of The Platters. For more than 40 years The Platters hit records have remained classic American standards, literally defining the genre of rock & roll ballads. Today respected producer Larry Marshak’s tribute to The Platters continues to evoke and pay homage to the original group and their one of a kind lead singer, Tony Williams. Vince Neil ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 1, 2012 Vince Neil, best known as the lead vocalist of Mötley Crüe, hits the Inn stage Saturday, December 1st! Don’t miss the legendary singer & musician, playing all your favorite Mötley Crüe songs live in concert! Disclaimer – Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Annual Christmas Home Tour for Altrusa International ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 2, 2012 This annual event offers door prize drawings and refreshments along with beautifully decorated homes in the Alto Lakes Country Club. Tickets are required to see the following homes located at 146 Deer Valley Drive, 1303 High Mesa, 1353 High Mesa, 1289 High Mesa and 130 Bobby Jones Lane, Outlaw Court. 1st Annual Charity Christmas Dance and Native Craft Show ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 8, 2012 Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys from 8-11 p.m. at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Sponsored by The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse. Tickets from any Posse member, Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce or Village Ace Hardware. Dinner 6 p.m. 575-257-7982 Flying J Wranglers Christmas Special ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 13, 2012 It’s Christmas time, cowboy style! Ruidoso’s favorite performance troupe, the Flying J Wranglers, return to celebrate the heritage of the west and the beauty of the holiday season with rich melodious western yodeling, vocals, fiddle and guitars. Original songs, crisp & sizzling hot western instrumentals and homespun Flying J Wrangler hilarity. Tony Orlando’s Christmas Show ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 13, 2012 See Tony Orlando live for our Christmas Show! Born and raised in NYC, Orlando began hitting the national charts at the age of 16. “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole’ Oak Tree” became Orlando’s theme song and grew into an American anthem of hope and homecoming, reunion and renewal. Cowboy Santa Parade ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 15, 2012 Located in Capitan, NM. Cowboy Santa parade is a non-motorized event – horses, wagons, walkers, bikes, etc. Gift bags and musical presentation by Cindy Fogelsong and students. Contact the Capitan Library for registration information @ 575-354-3035. The Nutcracker ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 21 – 22, 2012 Ruidoso Dance Ensemble’s original adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic featuring gorgeous sets & costumes and outstanding student and professional dancers is always a delightful trip into a magical world of dancing nutcrackers, soldiers, sugar plum fairies, candy canes, mice and little girls and boys. 12th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 22 & 23, 2012 Located at the Mescalero Community Center Gym. Come and shop for your Christmas gifts! Unique gifts, jewelry, Chile and Fry bread, baked goods and more. Over 30 vendors will be there. A great place to find your last minute gift items for those special people in your life. Call Florence Melandrez @ 575-491-9141 or Alma Morgan @ 575-937-6322 for more information. Dummy Gelunde Competition ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 22, 2012 Dummy Gelunde is a sport of sorts, where teams of one to three people construct snow-riding dummies attached to a pair of skis or a snowboard and launch the handmade contraptions over a giant on-snow jump. Dummies are then judged on distance, air, creativity, takeoff, landing and crowd response. Torch Light Parade & Fireworks ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 22, 2012 Join us for our annual, spectacular torchlight parade and fireworks show! The torchlight parade will be on Captain starting at 6:30 p.m., with a beautiful fireworks to follow. The Apache Drum Group will be on the plaza with wonderful, traditional ancient Apache Tribal music. It will be a night like no other. Plus Ski Apache will offer a wonderful array of food and beverages! Enjoy hot food at the Main Lodge and adult beverage specials in the Spirit Bar upstairs. Don’t miss this moving, glowing and melodic evening event! New Years Eve Ball at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 31, 2012 Join us for an Unforgettable News Year’s Eve event: Ballroom with a Twist! at 11AM – 2PM for the Daytime show or 8:30PM – Midnight for the Evening show. Both the daytime and evening shows will feature Dancing with the Stars pros Edyta Sliwinska & Alec Mazo, American Idol alums David Hernandez & Gina Glocksen and So You Think You Can Dance alum Randi Lynn Strong. The daytime show will also feature our grand buffet, music, ballroom dancing, countdown and champagne toast. The evening show will also feature grand buffet, music, ballroom dancing, balloon drop, party favors, countdown and midnight champagne toast. New Years Bash @ The Swiss Chalet Inn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 31, 2012 Come join us for the New Years Bash on New Years Eve from 8:30 pm to 1:00 am. Tickets are $25.00 for 1 or $40.00 for a couple and can be purchased at The Swiss Chalet Inn. Music and Dancing, ” A Land So Strange” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Through February 8, 2013 This exhibit at the Hubbard Museum of the American West celebrates New Mexico’s Centennial of statehood with artifacts and images from its own collections as well as from Mr. Murdy, the Library of Congress, the Spanish Colonial Art Society, the Maxwell Museum and the School for Advanced Research. Don’t miss this wonderful exhibit. The Annual Fall Photography Exhibit ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Through March 13, 2013 The Hubbard Museum of the American West and the Photographic Society of Lincoln County are proud to present the 21st Annual Fall American Photography Competition and Exhibition. The Photo Exhibition will be open to the public from November 3rd until March 17. Ron White at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ January 12, 2013 Don’t miss a night full of laughter when Ron White takes the stage Saturday, January 12th at 8pm. Ron White has toured with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He has also appeared in the films Sex and the City 2 and Horrible Bosses. Disabled Skiers’ Auction at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ January 26, 2013 6 to 9 pm. Currently celebrating its 37th season, SADSP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to teaching people with cognitive and physical disabilities to ski and snowboard. SADSP gratefully relies on the support of Ski Apache Ski Resort, fundraisers, and volunteers to host approximately 200 students each year. The program turns no one away due to type or extent of disability or financial constraints. Students and their families come from throughout the country as well as from regional and local schools, disables veterans groups, and development centers. All funds go directly to the program to update equipment, provide training and cover operating expenses. Dan Goggin’s Nunset Boulevard ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ January 29, 2013 Indeed, it would be a shameful offense to miss Cindy Williams, the lovable star of “Laverne & Shirley”, as Mother Superior in this zany musical comedy about the Little Sisters of Hoboken! Co-starring the original New York cast, this newest “Nunsense” adventure takes the Sisters to Tinseltown, where they’re thrilled at the prospect of performing at the Hollywood Bowl. But oops, they soon discover the actual booking is at the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama.