07/28/14: Las Animas County Fair will take place from July 28 to August 1 at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds. For more information, call 719-846-6881 or visit www.coopext.colostate.edu/lasanimas/.
07/30/14: Register by July 30th to go "Behind the Scenes and Under the Ground" on Saturday, August 2nd from 10 a.m. to noon at the Trinidad History Museum. Celebrate archaeology and historic preservation on a special tour about Dolores Baca as an ad hoc historic preservationist. View restoration and other projects in four buildings, museum archaeology, and how the buildings and grounds have changed over time. Call (719) 846-7217 to register. Cost is $13, or $8 for current History Colorado 2014 card members. Participants must be at least 12 years old, able to climb stairs and comfortable in cramped spaces.
07/30/14: Selfies with Your Pet Contest at the Las Animas County Fair on Wednesday, July 30th from 4 to 7 p.m. Come out and give it you best "shot!" Low-cost vaccination and microchip clinic will also be happening at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association. For more information, call (719) 680-2385.
08/01/14: Friday, August 1st is Colorado Day at the Trinidad History Museum. Free admission in celebration of Colorado's 138th statehood anniversary, with free self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Santa Fe Trail Museum, and guided tours of the Baca House and Bloom Mansion. Donations are appreciated. The museum is always free for children ages five and younger. For more information, call (719) 846-7217.
08/01/14: Registration for the Trinidad Community Center Flag Football Program for grades K through 2 will take place August 1st through 23rd. Registration is $30. Call (719) 846-4454 for more information.
08/01/14: Colorado Plein Air Art Festival "Paint Out" will be held at the Baca-Bloom Heritage Gardens on August 1st and 2nd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Co-sponsored by El Corazon de Trinidad Creative District. The public is invited to this two-day free event to visit with artists as they create art amid beautiful gardens, landmark residences, and living history activities. Artists register at www.gtmd.org, click on Colorado Plein Air.
08/01/14: The Trinidad Community Farmers Market runs through mid-October, every Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Cimino Park. For general information and vendor applications, call Carol Potter at (719) 846-7386.
08/01/14: Registration for the City of Trinidad Cheer for the upcoming football and basketball season for grades 3 through 6, will take place August 1st through 20th at the Trinidad Community Center. Call (719) 846-4454 for more information.
08/01/14: Low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for all Las Animas County residents' dogs and cats (including ferals) are avaliable through a grant to Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association by the Animal Assistance Foundation. Dog spay/neuter co-pays $20, cat neuter co-pay $5, cat spay co-pay $10. Make an appointment at Fishers Peak Veterinary Clinic at (719) 846-3211 or Trinidad Animal Clinic (719) 846-3212 and tell them you want to use a Noah's Ark coupon. Hurry - coupons are limited!
08/04/14: Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre Summer Theatre Camp for youth ages 5 though 18, takes place August 4th through 17th and includes training and performance. Call the SCRT Office at (719) 846-4765 for details and applications.
08/04/14: Registration for the Trinidad Community Center Girl's Volleyball for grades 4 through 6 will take place August 4th through 18th. Registration is $40. Call (719) 846-4454 for more information.
08/08/14: August 8th, 9th and 10th the Snap Pea Jamboree Music Festival at Earth Mountain Education Farm will take place. Come out for a great weekend with workshops and family fun in the woods! Tickets available online at www.earthmountainfarm.org, $35 for the weekend, $25 for the day. This year's fest features Jaquie Gipson, blues man Bobbo Cordova, The Johnny Watson Band, Smith House, Planet O, and more!
08/11/14: Registration for the Trinidad Community Center Contact Football Program for grades 3-4 and 5-6 will take place August 11th through 24th. Registration is $50. Call (719) 846-4454 for more information.
08/16/14: Fishers Peak Horse Association (FPHA) offers affordable equine events to the Las Animas County community, which include all breed horse shows, trail rides, clinics, fun days, barrel races and good ole family fun. The All Breed Horse Shows offer events for children under 5 years of age, 8 and under, 9 to 13, 14 to 18, and 19 and over, and will be held at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds in Trinidad on August 16th and September 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to spectators. Additional information is available at www.FishersPeakHorseAssociation.com or by calling (719) 680-0666.
07/29/14: Spanish Peaks Arts Council SPACe Gallery will host a Photography Show from July 29th through August 23rd, with an artists' reception on August 1st from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (719) 742-3074 or visit www.spanishpeaksarts.org.
08/01/14: The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting events this season. To find out more, call (719) 695-0687 or visit www.lavetatheaterweb.org.
08/01/14: La Veta School of the Arts presents Children's Collage Class with Kate McCabe on August 1st from 1 to 3 p.m. Call (719) 742-3421, visit www.theLVSA.org, or email LVArtSchool@yahoo.com to register.
08/02/14: The 72nd annual Gardner Chuckwagon Dinner will be held on August 2nd from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Gardner Methodist Church.
08/02/14: Spanish Peaks Arts Council SPACe Studio and Gallery Tour will be held on August 2nd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an artists' reception on August 1st from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (719) 742-3074 or visit www.spanishpeaksarts.org.
08/02/14: La Veta School of the Arts presents Digital Photography classes with Paul Biron on August 2nd and 3rd. Call (719) 742-3421, visit www.theLVSA.org, or email LVArtSchool@yahoo.com.
08/08/14: La Veta School of the Arts presents Children's Clay Class with Nicole Copel on August 8th, ages 6 to 10 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m, ages 11 and over, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call (719) 742-3421, visit www.theLVSA.org, or email LVArtSchool@yahoo.com to register.
08/09/14: La Veta School of the Arts presents Processing and Managing Digital Photographs classes with Paul Biron on August 9th and 10th. Call (719) 742-3421, visit www.theLVSA.org, or email LVArtSchool@yahoo.com.
08/09/14: La Veta School of the Arts presents Traditional Drawing classes with Kathy Hill on August 9th and 10th. Call (719) 742-3421, visit www.theLVSA.org, or email LVArtSchool@yahoo.com.
08/26/14: Spanish Peaks Arts Council SPACe Gallery will host a Fall Show from August 26th through October 5th, with an artists' reception on August 30th from 5 to 7 p.m. Also on display in the Fuller Gallery, "Scotland My Way," original artwork by Ann Gethen. For more information, call (719) 742-3074 or visit www.spanishpeaksarts.org.
08/01/14: "What Bugs You" presented by the Raton Arts and Humanities Council at the Old Pass Gallery for the month of August. Bugs, about bugs, and anything that bugs you will be on display. For more information, call (575) 445-2052 or visit www.ratonarts.org.
08/01/14: St. Patrick's - St. Joseph's Annual Parish Fiesta will be held in Raton beginning Friday, August 1st with a barbeque and Karaoke night. On Saturday, August 2nd, enjoy food, games, and entertainment beginning at 10:00 a.m., and a free dance that evening from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Sunday, August 3rd, beginning at noon, games, food and entertainment continue with a raffle drawing for cash prizes at 4:00 p.m. and KCRT/KBKZ Radio will sponsor the Local $100,000 Country Showdown from noon to 3 p.m. For more information call (575) 445-9763.
08/02/14: 5th Annual Maverick Ranch Rodeo will be held in Cimarron, New Mexico on August 2nd. This event is WRCA sanctioned. For more information, contact the Chamber at (575) 376-2417 or 866-376-2417.
08/03/14: An eruption of regional culture happens at the Capulin Volcano Summer Market on August 3rd in Capulin, New Mexico from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Locally harvested and artisanal foods, gourmet honey, handmade soaps, baked goods, fresh produce, jams, herbs and artisan crafts will be for sale. Lunch by Mr. C's Barbeque. No fee for summer market, park store and visitor center. For more information, call (575) 278-2201, ext. 0.
08/04/14: The Angel Fire Resort Golf Course will host a Junior Golf Clinic August 4th through 8th. This week-long junior golf clinic will give younger players all the tools they need to enjoy a great course. For more information, call (800) 633-7463 or visit www.angelfireresort.com.
08/04/14: Colfax County Fair and Rodeo will be held in Springer, New Mexico on August 4th through 10th, with the rodeo on Friday, August 8th and Saturday, August 9th. Events will include a parade, horse show, livestock shows and sale, pet show, barbeque, in-door exhibits and dances. For general information call (575) 445-8071.
08/08/14: "Wonderland, Adventures with Alice" will be performed by the Santa Fe Trail School for the Performing Arts Children's Theater at the Shuler Theater with showings beginning on Friday and Saturday, August 8th and 9th, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 10th at 2:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $13 and children $5. For more information, call (575)445-4746 or visit www.shultertheater.com.
08/15/14: Lip Sync 2014 will be held at the Historic Shuler Theater in Raton on Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th beginning at 7:00 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening of hometown entertainment. Contact Eileen Gonzales at (575) 445-8107. Proceeds benefit the local diabetes fund.
08/16/14: 1st Annual Maverick Mud Bog will be held at the Maverick Club Arena in Cimarron, New Mexico on August 16th. $75 racer entry fee. This "points race" will feature six classes, from stock trucks to super modified. Gates open at 8 a.m., drivers meeting at 10:30 a.m., race starts at 11 a.m. General admission $10, kids 7 to 13 $5, and children 5 and under get in free. For more information, contact Tim Judd at (575) 595-5153 or Joey Phillips at (719) 248-7490.
08/20/14: 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Shuler Theater will be held on August 20th. A cornerstone laying ceremony will be followed by a performance from the Air Force Academy Band. For more information, call Bill Donati at (575) 447-2207.
08/23/14: 1st Annual Cimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering will be held at the Historic St. James Hotel in Cimarron, New Mexico on August 23rd from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy performances by those who live and work in the West. Tickets are available at the door: adults $10, children ages 6 to 12 $5, ages 5 and under get in free. For more information, contct Dennis Russell Nazelrod at (575) 376-9207.
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