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Flat View Friday, August 22, 2014
 August 2014September 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
2014 Fall Youth Basketball League Registration ( All Day )
2014 Fall Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League Registration



Registration is now underway for the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave. Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The league is comprised of boys, girls and co-eds in the following divisions: Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade and 3rd - 8th grade.



Cost is $40 per participant, which includes a game jersey. All participants must have an activity ID card. Proof of age and grade level needed when registering. All documents must be submitted for each team before they can be scheduled for league play. No exeptions.



Saturday, Sept. 6, will be the last day for returning teams (must pay in full and turn in roster, limited space/sign up early). Saturday, Sept. 13, will be the last day for Individual - New Player Registration (proof of age /grade and payment required)



Coaches Meetings:

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m., pre-kinder – 2nd grade

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m., 3rd - 4th grades

Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m., 5th – 8th grades



New Player Meeting:

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

All meetings will be held at Meerscheidt Recreation Center.



Fall league begins Tuesday, Oct. 14.



For more information call 575/541-2563 or 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575/541-2771.


Casting Call: Captain Fantastic In Las Cruces ( All Day )
Casting Call: Captain Fantastic

**Las Cruces-Based Actors Sought**



The movie ‘Captain Fantastic” is coming to Las Cruces August 18, to begin filming several scenes in the area. According to Erin O’Shaughnessy with the casting office, the production team is looking for several types of local actors for extras and background work. They include:



Background actors: Ages 30 - 60 with high end cars. No flashy, bright or red colors. Prefer grey, dark green, browns, dark blue. Please send pictures of car along with photos of yourself in upscale funeral attire (wear black or dark colors). You will be cast from photos, so make sure they are current.



Stand-ins: Female and male with stand-in experience. Females, Caucasian,

5’4-5’6. Males, Caucasian, 6’0-6’2. Please submit photos and stand in experience.



Police Officer: Male, 30-40s. Looking for all ethnicities. Physically fit.



Golfers: Female and male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity. Dressed in current golf attire.



Interested actors are requested to contact O’Shaughnessy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Submit a photo with email.



Captain Fantastic stars Academy Award winning Best Actor Nominee Viggo Mortensen as an idealistic father of six who tries to assimilate back into society after living ‘off the grid’ in the forests of the Pacific Northwest for ten years. Starring opposite Mortensen will be three time Tony Award winner and Academy Award Nominee Frank Langella. The film, written and directed by Matt Ross, is being produced by ShivHans Pictures and Electric City Entertainment.


Fall 2014 Las Cruces Dream League Baseball Program ( All Day )
Fall 2014 Las Cruces Dream League Baseball Program


The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is having ongoing registration for the Las Cruces Dream League Baseball Program at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.



The program provides a positive baseball atmosphere specifically designed for players with cognitive or physical challenges. The league will consist of basic experience and provides introductory skill development and games for baseball players with a wide variation of abilities.



The program is for participants ages 5 to 15 years of age. Athletes will play against peers of similar size, age and ability. All games will be played at Meerscheidt Recreation Center. Cost to participate is $10 per athlete, which includes a uniform shirt. The league is open to city residents and non-residents. Parents or care providers must be present with athletes during league activities.



The program runs August 23 through October 4.



Coaches and volunteers are needed, and must pass a background check before participating. For more information call 575/541-2563 or 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2772.




Fall Swim Lessons ( All Day )
Fall Swim Lessons



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer swim lessons in September and October at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr.



September Sessions:

Sept.  8 – 24               
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes).

October Sessions:

Oct. 6 – 22                   
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes)



The fee for Learn to sswim, pre-school lessons, and parent/child  is $45. Adult swim lessons is $60



Pre-school Level 1:          2:30 - 3 p.m.

Pre-school Level 2:          3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pre-school Level 3           4 - 4:30 p.m.



Learn to Swim Level 1:   2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 2:   3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 3:   4 - 4:30 p.m.



Adult Swim Lessons:       10 - 10:45 a.m. or 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Parent/Child:                     1:30- 2:00 p.m.



Registration for Sept. lessons is Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. Registration for Oct. lessons is Sept. 8 through October 3. Registration will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.





All lessons will be held at Frenger Pool, 801 Parkview Dr. Class space is limited and registration will be on a first come-first served basis.



For more information call the Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-2782.


Group Bike Riding Program Registration ( 8:00 am - 9:00 am )
Group Bike Riding Program



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will begin the fall session Group Riding Program in September for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program will be for the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.



Rides will be Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Each riding day will have a set distance and designation. Monday rides range from 12 - 20 miles, and Wednesday rides will range from 10 - 12 miles in distance. 



All routes will be local, utilizing City bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears are strongly recommended for all routes and rides. Cost per outing is $3 per participant and $1.50 for seniors 60 years of age and older.



For more information call Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.  The TTY number is 575/541-2662.


Rec Program Fall Hours Of Operation ( All Day )
Recreation Programs Fall Hours of Operation



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s fall hours for programs and recreation centers begin August 11.



Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Dr., will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 – 8 p.m.



Sage Café, 6121 Reynolds Dr., will be open for Parks & Recreation Programming Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 7 p.m.



At Benavidez Community Center, 1045 McClure Rd., Parks & Recreation Department staff will be on site only during recreation programming hours, hours are to be determined.  Benavidez Community Center will remain open for the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575-541-2772.


Registration: 50+ Walking Program/0-60 In 12 Weeks ( All Day )
50 Plus Walking Program/0-60 in 12 Weeks!


Building and maintaining cardio vascular health is important! The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to help achieve both in 12 weeks.



The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 in 12 weeks, is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes a session in 12 weeks! It begins with 20-minute walks, two times a week, and works up to 60 minutes. Distance is not the priority, movement is. No racing or competition, just a focus on health and wellbeing.



Participants walk at their own pace for a set time. Distance will be tracked every day in order to monitor individual improvement. All participants will meet at Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., and every fourth week will do a “Field Trip Walk” at another location (optional).



Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center. The program is held Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 - 9 a.m., at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center September 9, through November 25.

The fee is $24 per walker and includes tracking of progress for the 12 weeks of the program.



For more information call 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2772.


Win Free Concert Tickets For You And A Friend ( All Day )
Win free concert tickets for you and a friend



Facebook users can register to win free tickets to the Pan American Center’s Sept. 30 concert featuring Foster The People & Fitz And The Tantrums by “joining” the event page at http://on.fb.me/1pglQic, so that your account identifies you as “going.” One winner will be randomly selected to win two free tickets on  Wednesday, July 9. In addition, a second pair of tickets will be awarded that same day to a random Facebook account identified as “invited.” So, “join” the page now and “invite” your friends without hurting your own chances of winning! See site for official rules or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.




Yard & Garage Rules To Follow ( All Day )
Yard and Garage Sales Must Follow Rules

Las Cruces residents who plan on hosting a garage or yard sale are reminded that the city has ordinances regulating the frequency of such sales and the posting of signs that advertise them.

Whether they’re called yard, garage, rummage or tag sales – or by any other name – such sales are allowed to be held for no more than four days and no more than three times per calendar year at any one location.

If the sale is held at a business or other property not used mainly for residential or institutional purposes, a temporary-use permit must be obtained from the city.

The city also has an ordinance in place that attempts to curb the amount of litter, and potential traffic risks, that may result from improperly placed signs. Yard and garage sale signs are permitted only on private properties and only with the property owner’s permission.

It is against city ordinance to place signs on roadways, sidewalks, medians and shoulders, or affixed to light poles, stop signs or on any other public property. Violations of the city’s sign ordinances can result in a fine of $500 or incarceration up to 90 days.

The Codes Enforcement office, part of the Las Cruces Police Department, also reminds residents to remove signs immediately once the sale is over. Besides being unsightly and a form of litter, signs that blow into roadways could become a traffic hazard for motorists. Those who leave signs posted for longer durations can be cited for littering.

For questions contact the Codes Enforcement office at (575) 528-4100.


Youth Gymnastic Fall Classes ( All Day )
Youth Gymnastics Fall Classes



Registration is now underway for the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Fall Youth Gymnastics, sessions I,II, and III at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.  All sessions consist of 8 classes.  Session I will run Aug. 18 through Sept. 11. Session II will run Sept. 22 through Oct.16, and session III will run Oct. 27 through Nov. 20. Registration will be ongoing until classes are full.



Classes offered are:



Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Mondays and Wednesdays   4 – 5 p.m. (Beginner)

Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Mondays and Wednesdays   5 – 6 p.m. (Intermediate)



Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 5:           Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 – 12 p.m. (Beginner)

Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 – 6:30 p.m. (Advanced)



Beginner class is for participants with no gymnastics experience. Intermediate class is for participants who have completed beginner class, and advanced class is for participants who have completed intermediate classes. 



Cost is $30 per person, per session, for a one-hour class and $45 per person, per session, for 1 1/2- hour class. A parent must be present with children during class time. No unattended children are allowed in the facility or park area. Gymnastic equipment and room is for gymnastics class only during scheduled gymnastics class times.


For more information call 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2661.



Saturday, August 23, 2014
Casting Call: Captain Fantastic In Las Cruces ( All Day )
Casting Call: Captain Fantastic

**Las Cruces-Based Actors Sought**



The movie ‘Captain Fantastic” is coming to Las Cruces August 18, to begin filming several scenes in the area. According to Erin O’Shaughnessy with the casting office, the production team is looking for several types of local actors for extras and background work. They include:



Background actors: Ages 30 - 60 with high end cars. No flashy, bright or red colors. Prefer grey, dark green, browns, dark blue. Please send pictures of car along with photos of yourself in upscale funeral attire (wear black or dark colors). You will be cast from photos, so make sure they are current.



Stand-ins: Female and male with stand-in experience. Females, Caucasian,

5’4-5’6. Males, Caucasian, 6’0-6’2. Please submit photos and stand in experience.



Police Officer: Male, 30-40s. Looking for all ethnicities. Physically fit.



Golfers: Female and male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity. Dressed in current golf attire.



Interested actors are requested to contact O’Shaughnessy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Submit a photo with email.



Captain Fantastic stars Academy Award winning Best Actor Nominee Viggo Mortensen as an idealistic father of six who tries to assimilate back into society after living ‘off the grid’ in the forests of the Pacific Northwest for ten years. Starring opposite Mortensen will be three time Tony Award winner and Academy Award Nominee Frank Langella. The film, written and directed by Matt Ross, is being produced by ShivHans Pictures and Electric City Entertainment.


Fall 2014 Las Cruces Dream League Baseball Program ( All Day )
Fall 2014 Las Cruces Dream League Baseball Program


The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is having ongoing registration for the Las Cruces Dream League Baseball Program at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.



The program provides a positive baseball atmosphere specifically designed for players with cognitive or physical challenges. The league will consist of basic experience and provides introductory skill development and games for baseball players with a wide variation of abilities.



The program is for participants ages 5 to 15 years of age. Athletes will play against peers of similar size, age and ability. All games will be played at Meerscheidt Recreation Center. Cost to participate is $10 per athlete, which includes a uniform shirt. The league is open to city residents and non-residents. Parents or care providers must be present with athletes during league activities.



The program runs August 23 through October 4.



Coaches and volunteers are needed, and must pass a background check before participating. For more information call 575/541-2563 or 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2772.




Fall Swim Lessons ( All Day )
Fall Swim Lessons



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer swim lessons in September and October at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr.



September Sessions:

Sept.  8 – 24               
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes).

October Sessions:

Oct. 6 – 22                   
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes)



The fee for Learn to sswim, pre-school lessons, and parent/child  is $45. Adult swim lessons is $60



Pre-school Level 1:          2:30 - 3 p.m.

Pre-school Level 2:          3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pre-school Level 3           4 - 4:30 p.m.



Learn to Swim Level 1:   2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 2:   3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 3:   4 - 4:30 p.m.



Adult Swim Lessons:       10 - 10:45 a.m. or 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Parent/Child:                     1:30- 2:00 p.m.



Registration for Sept. lessons is Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. Registration for Oct. lessons is Sept. 8 through October 3. Registration will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.





All lessons will be held at Frenger Pool, 801 Parkview Dr. Class space is limited and registration will be on a first come-first served basis.



For more information call the Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-2782.


Group Bike Riding Program Registration ( 8:00 am - 9:00 am )
Group Bike Riding Program



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will begin the fall session Group Riding Program in September for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program will be for the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.



Rides will be Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Each riding day will have a set distance and designation. Monday rides range from 12 - 20 miles, and Wednesday rides will range from 10 - 12 miles in distance. 



All routes will be local, utilizing City bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears are strongly recommended for all routes and rides. Cost per outing is $3 per participant and $1.50 for seniors 60 years of age and older.



For more information call Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.  The TTY number is 575/541-2662.


Rec Program Fall Hours Of Operation ( All Day )
Recreation Programs Fall Hours of Operation



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s fall hours for programs and recreation centers begin August 11.



Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Dr., will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 – 8 p.m.



Sage Café, 6121 Reynolds Dr., will be open for Parks & Recreation Programming Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 7 p.m.



At Benavidez Community Center, 1045 McClure Rd., Parks & Recreation Department staff will be on site only during recreation programming hours, hours are to be determined.  Benavidez Community Center will remain open for the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575-541-2772.


Yard & Garage Rules To Follow ( All Day )
Yard and Garage Sales Must Follow Rules

Las Cruces residents who plan on hosting a garage or yard sale are reminded that the city has ordinances regulating the frequency of such sales and the posting of signs that advertise them.

Whether they’re called yard, garage, rummage or tag sales – or by any other name – such sales are allowed to be held for no more than four days and no more than three times per calendar year at any one location.

If the sale is held at a business or other property not used mainly for residential or institutional purposes, a temporary-use permit must be obtained from the city.

The city also has an ordinance in place that attempts to curb the amount of litter, and potential traffic risks, that may result from improperly placed signs. Yard and garage sale signs are permitted only on private properties and only with the property owner’s permission.

It is against city ordinance to place signs on roadways, sidewalks, medians and shoulders, or affixed to light poles, stop signs or on any other public property. Violations of the city’s sign ordinances can result in a fine of $500 or incarceration up to 90 days.

The Codes Enforcement office, part of the Las Cruces Police Department, also reminds residents to remove signs immediately once the sale is over. Besides being unsightly and a form of litter, signs that blow into roadways could become a traffic hazard for motorists. Those who leave signs posted for longer durations can be cited for littering.

For questions contact the Codes Enforcement office at (575) 528-4100.


Sunday, August 24, 2014
2014 Fall Youth Basketball League Registration ( All Day )
2014 Fall Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League Registration



Registration is now underway for the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave. Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The league is comprised of boys, girls and co-eds in the following divisions: Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade and 3rd - 8th grade.



Cost is $40 per participant, which includes a game jersey. All participants must have an activity ID card. Proof of age and grade level needed when registering. All documents must be submitted for each team before they can be scheduled for league play. No exeptions.



Saturday, Sept. 6, will be the last day for returning teams (must pay in full and turn in roster, limited space/sign up early). Saturday, Sept. 13, will be the last day for Individual - New Player Registration (proof of age /grade and payment required)



Coaches Meetings:

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m., pre-kinder – 2nd grade

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m., 3rd - 4th grades

Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m., 5th – 8th grades



New Player Meeting:

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

All meetings will be held at Meerscheidt Recreation Center.



Fall league begins Tuesday, Oct. 14.



For more information call 575/541-2563 or 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575/541-2771.


Casting Call: Captain Fantastic In Las Cruces ( All Day )
Casting Call: Captain Fantastic

**Las Cruces-Based Actors Sought**



The movie ‘Captain Fantastic” is coming to Las Cruces August 18, to begin filming several scenes in the area. According to Erin O’Shaughnessy with the casting office, the production team is looking for several types of local actors for extras and background work. They include:



Background actors: Ages 30 - 60 with high end cars. No flashy, bright or red colors. Prefer grey, dark green, browns, dark blue. Please send pictures of car along with photos of yourself in upscale funeral attire (wear black or dark colors). You will be cast from photos, so make sure they are current.



Stand-ins: Female and male with stand-in experience. Females, Caucasian,

5’4-5’6. Males, Caucasian, 6’0-6’2. Please submit photos and stand in experience.



Police Officer: Male, 30-40s. Looking for all ethnicities. Physically fit.



Golfers: Female and male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity. Dressed in current golf attire.



Interested actors are requested to contact O’Shaughnessy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Submit a photo with email.



Captain Fantastic stars Academy Award winning Best Actor Nominee Viggo Mortensen as an idealistic father of six who tries to assimilate back into society after living ‘off the grid’ in the forests of the Pacific Northwest for ten years. Starring opposite Mortensen will be three time Tony Award winner and Academy Award Nominee Frank Langella. The film, written and directed by Matt Ross, is being produced by ShivHans Pictures and Electric City Entertainment.


Fall Swim Lessons ( All Day )
Fall Swim Lessons



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer swim lessons in September and October at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr.



September Sessions:

Sept.  8 – 24               
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes).

October Sessions:

Oct. 6 – 22                   
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes)



The fee for Learn to sswim, pre-school lessons, and parent/child  is $45. Adult swim lessons is $60



Pre-school Level 1:          2:30 - 3 p.m.

Pre-school Level 2:          3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pre-school Level 3           4 - 4:30 p.m.



Learn to Swim Level 1:   2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 2:   3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 3:   4 - 4:30 p.m.



Adult Swim Lessons:       10 - 10:45 a.m. or 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Parent/Child:                     1:30- 2:00 p.m.



Registration for Sept. lessons is Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. Registration for Oct. lessons is Sept. 8 through October 3. Registration will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.





All lessons will be held at Frenger Pool, 801 Parkview Dr. Class space is limited and registration will be on a first come-first served basis.



For more information call the Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-2782.


Group Bike Riding Program Registration ( 8:00 am - 9:00 am )
Group Bike Riding Program



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will begin the fall session Group Riding Program in September for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program will be for the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.



Rides will be Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Each riding day will have a set distance and designation. Monday rides range from 12 - 20 miles, and Wednesday rides will range from 10 - 12 miles in distance. 



All routes will be local, utilizing City bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears are strongly recommended for all routes and rides. Cost per outing is $3 per participant and $1.50 for seniors 60 years of age and older.



For more information call Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.  The TTY number is 575/541-2662.


Rec Program Fall Hours Of Operation ( All Day )
Recreation Programs Fall Hours of Operation



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s fall hours for programs and recreation centers begin August 11.



Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Dr., will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 – 8 p.m.



Sage Café, 6121 Reynolds Dr., will be open for Parks & Recreation Programming Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 7 p.m.



At Benavidez Community Center, 1045 McClure Rd., Parks & Recreation Department staff will be on site only during recreation programming hours, hours are to be determined.  Benavidez Community Center will remain open for the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575-541-2772.


Registration: 50+ Walking Program/0-60 In 12 Weeks ( All Day )
50 Plus Walking Program/0-60 in 12 Weeks!


Building and maintaining cardio vascular health is important! The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to help achieve both in 12 weeks.



The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 in 12 weeks, is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes a session in 12 weeks! It begins with 20-minute walks, two times a week, and works up to 60 minutes. Distance is not the priority, movement is. No racing or competition, just a focus on health and wellbeing.



Participants walk at their own pace for a set time. Distance will be tracked every day in order to monitor individual improvement. All participants will meet at Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., and every fourth week will do a “Field Trip Walk” at another location (optional).



Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center. The program is held Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 - 9 a.m., at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center September 9, through November 25.

The fee is $24 per walker and includes tracking of progress for the 12 weeks of the program.



For more information call 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2772.


Sheriff's Deputies Vigilant During 100 Days And Nights Of Summer ( All Day )
SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES VIGILANT DURING 100 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF SUMMER

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies will join 65 other agencies throughout New Mexico in the annual 100 Days and Nights of Summer public safety campaign beginning July 1, 2014.

The initiative, grant-funded by the New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division, provides overtime pay for saturation patrols, checkpoints and added enforcement during a 100-day period from June through September. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies will step enforcement in all areas of the county, with specific patrols scheduled in conjunction with other law-enforcement agencies.

The sheriff’s office kicks off its involvement on July 1 to coincide with the beginning of the fiscal year.

Summer months typically see an increase of highway traffic due to summer vacations and holidays that fall within the warmer months, like 4th of July and Labor Day.

Law enforcement reminds all motorists that the most critical things you can do to prevent injury and enhance safety when you are in a vehicle are the most simple: wear your seatbelt, always drive at the posted speed limit and pay attention to the road.

The 100 Days and Nights of Summer campaign runs through Sept. 30.


Youth Gymnastic Fall Classes ( All Day )
Youth Gymnastics Fall Classes



Registration is now underway for the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Fall Youth Gymnastics, sessions I,II, and III at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.  All sessions consist of 8 classes.  Session I will run Aug. 18 through Sept. 11. Session II will run Sept. 22 through Oct.16, and session III will run Oct. 27 through Nov. 20. Registration will be ongoing until classes are full.



Classes offered are:



Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Mondays and Wednesdays   4 – 5 p.m. (Beginner)

Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Mondays and Wednesdays   5 – 6 p.m. (Intermediate)



Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 5:           Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 – 12 p.m. (Beginner)

Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 – 6:30 p.m. (Advanced)



Beginner class is for participants with no gymnastics experience. Intermediate class is for participants who have completed beginner class, and advanced class is for participants who have completed intermediate classes. 



Cost is $30 per person, per session, for a one-hour class and $45 per person, per session, for 1 1/2- hour class. A parent must be present with children during class time. No unattended children are allowed in the facility or park area. Gymnastic equipment and room is for gymnastics class only during scheduled gymnastics class times.


For more information call 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2661.



Free "Music In The Park" UPDATED ( 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm )

Free “Music in the Park” Series Continues
AT 7PM


The City of Las Cruces continues its annual “Music in the Park” series of free outdoor concerts at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave., for the remainder of July. Concerts return to Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave., for August. All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m. each Sunday.



Apodaca Park 801 E. Madrid Ave.

July 20, 7 p.m.                  
Jennie Dale Lord               Country/Rock/Blues       Austin, TX
The Morgan Brothers Band     Original/Covers        Silver City, NM



July 27, 7 p.m.                  
Genie &
the Starliners                    Oldies/Lowrider               Las Cruces, NM
Crystal Ship                         Beach/Rock oldies           Las Cruces, NM



Young Park 1905 E. Nevada Ave.

Aug 3, 7 p.m.              Eklektic Jazz Group          Jazz                       El Paso, TX

Aug 10, 7 p.m.                 
Steve Smith & HardRoad          Bluegrass                  Las Cruces, NM
Swing Soleil,                       Gypsy Jazz Music             Las Cruces, NM

Aug 17, 7 p.m.                  
Remember Then              Oldies                                   Las Cruces, NM


Aug 24,  7 p.m.                 
The Liars                             Rock & Roll                          Las Cruces, NM
Casual Friday                      Rock                                      Las Cruces, NM



Aug 31, 7 p.m.                 
Jazz Unlimited                   Jazz                                        Las Cruces, NM



The schedule may be subject to change.  City policy does not allow pets on city property.

For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575/541-2772.




Monday, August 25, 2014
Casting Call: Captain Fantastic In Las Cruces ( All Day )
Casting Call: Captain Fantastic

**Las Cruces-Based Actors Sought**



The movie ‘Captain Fantastic” is coming to Las Cruces August 18, to begin filming several scenes in the area. According to Erin O’Shaughnessy with the casting office, the production team is looking for several types of local actors for extras and background work. They include:



Background actors: Ages 30 - 60 with high end cars. No flashy, bright or red colors. Prefer grey, dark green, browns, dark blue. Please send pictures of car along with photos of yourself in upscale funeral attire (wear black or dark colors). You will be cast from photos, so make sure they are current.



Stand-ins: Female and male with stand-in experience. Females, Caucasian,

5’4-5’6. Males, Caucasian, 6’0-6’2. Please submit photos and stand in experience.



Police Officer: Male, 30-40s. Looking for all ethnicities. Physically fit.



Golfers: Female and male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity. Dressed in current golf attire.



Interested actors are requested to contact O’Shaughnessy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Submit a photo with email.



Captain Fantastic stars Academy Award winning Best Actor Nominee Viggo Mortensen as an idealistic father of six who tries to assimilate back into society after living ‘off the grid’ in the forests of the Pacific Northwest for ten years. Starring opposite Mortensen will be three time Tony Award winner and Academy Award Nominee Frank Langella. The film, written and directed by Matt Ross, is being produced by ShivHans Pictures and Electric City Entertainment.


Fall Swim Lessons ( All Day )
Fall Swim Lessons



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer swim lessons in September and October at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr.



September Sessions:

Sept.  8 – 24               
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes).

October Sessions:

Oct. 6 – 22                   
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes)



The fee for Learn to sswim, pre-school lessons, and parent/child  is $45. Adult swim lessons is $60



Pre-school Level 1:          2:30 - 3 p.m.

Pre-school Level 2:          3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pre-school Level 3           4 - 4:30 p.m.



Learn to Swim Level 1:   2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 2:   3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 3:   4 - 4:30 p.m.



Adult Swim Lessons:       10 - 10:45 a.m. or 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Parent/Child:                     1:30- 2:00 p.m.



Registration for Sept. lessons is Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. Registration for Oct. lessons is Sept. 8 through October 3. Registration will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.





All lessons will be held at Frenger Pool, 801 Parkview Dr. Class space is limited and registration will be on a first come-first served basis.



For more information call the Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-2782.


Group Bike Riding Program Registration ( 8:00 am - 9:00 am )
Group Bike Riding Program



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will begin the fall session Group Riding Program in September for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program will be for the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.



Rides will be Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Each riding day will have a set distance and designation. Monday rides range from 12 - 20 miles, and Wednesday rides will range from 10 - 12 miles in distance. 



All routes will be local, utilizing City bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears are strongly recommended for all routes and rides. Cost per outing is $3 per participant and $1.50 for seniors 60 years of age and older.



For more information call Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.  The TTY number is 575/541-2662.


Rec Program Fall Hours Of Operation ( All Day )
Recreation Programs Fall Hours of Operation



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s fall hours for programs and recreation centers begin August 11.



Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Dr., will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 – 8 p.m.



Sage Café, 6121 Reynolds Dr., will be open for Parks & Recreation Programming Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 7 p.m.



At Benavidez Community Center, 1045 McClure Rd., Parks & Recreation Department staff will be on site only during recreation programming hours, hours are to be determined.  Benavidez Community Center will remain open for the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575-541-2772.


Win Free Concert Tickets For You And A Friend ( All Day )
Win free concert tickets for you and a friend



Facebook users can register to win free tickets to the Pan American Center’s Sept. 30 concert featuring Foster The People & Fitz And The Tantrums by “joining” the event page at http://on.fb.me/1pglQic, so that your account identifies you as “going.” One winner will be randomly selected to win two free tickets on  Wednesday, July 9. In addition, a second pair of tickets will be awarded that same day to a random Facebook account identified as “invited.” So, “join” the page now and “invite” your friends without hurting your own chances of winning! See site for official rules or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.




Tuesday, August 26, 2014
2014 Fall Youth Basketball League Registration ( All Day )
2014 Fall Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League Registration



Registration is now underway for the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave. Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The league is comprised of boys, girls and co-eds in the following divisions: Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade and 3rd - 8th grade.



Cost is $40 per participant, which includes a game jersey. All participants must have an activity ID card. Proof of age and grade level needed when registering. All documents must be submitted for each team before they can be scheduled for league play. No exeptions.



Saturday, Sept. 6, will be the last day for returning teams (must pay in full and turn in roster, limited space/sign up early). Saturday, Sept. 13, will be the last day for Individual - New Player Registration (proof of age /grade and payment required)



Coaches Meetings:

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m., pre-kinder – 2nd grade

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m., 3rd - 4th grades

Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m., 5th – 8th grades



New Player Meeting:

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

All meetings will be held at Meerscheidt Recreation Center.



Fall league begins Tuesday, Oct. 14.



For more information call 575/541-2563 or 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575/541-2771.


Casting Call: Captain Fantastic In Las Cruces ( All Day )
Casting Call: Captain Fantastic

**Las Cruces-Based Actors Sought**



The movie ‘Captain Fantastic” is coming to Las Cruces August 18, to begin filming several scenes in the area. According to Erin O’Shaughnessy with the casting office, the production team is looking for several types of local actors for extras and background work. They include:



Background actors: Ages 30 - 60 with high end cars. No flashy, bright or red colors. Prefer grey, dark green, browns, dark blue. Please send pictures of car along with photos of yourself in upscale funeral attire (wear black or dark colors). You will be cast from photos, so make sure they are current.



Stand-ins: Female and male with stand-in experience. Females, Caucasian,

5’4-5’6. Males, Caucasian, 6’0-6’2. Please submit photos and stand in experience.



Police Officer: Male, 30-40s. Looking for all ethnicities. Physically fit.



Golfers: Female and male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity. Dressed in current golf attire.



Interested actors are requested to contact O’Shaughnessy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Submit a photo with email.



Captain Fantastic stars Academy Award winning Best Actor Nominee Viggo Mortensen as an idealistic father of six who tries to assimilate back into society after living ‘off the grid’ in the forests of the Pacific Northwest for ten years. Starring opposite Mortensen will be three time Tony Award winner and Academy Award Nominee Frank Langella. The film, written and directed by Matt Ross, is being produced by ShivHans Pictures and Electric City Entertainment.


Fall Swim Lessons ( All Day )
Fall Swim Lessons



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer swim lessons in September and October at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr.



September Sessions:

Sept.  8 – 24               
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes).

October Sessions:

Oct. 6 – 22                   
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes)



The fee for Learn to sswim, pre-school lessons, and parent/child  is $45. Adult swim lessons is $60



Pre-school Level 1:          2:30 - 3 p.m.

Pre-school Level 2:          3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pre-school Level 3           4 - 4:30 p.m.



Learn to Swim Level 1:   2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 2:   3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 3:   4 - 4:30 p.m.



Adult Swim Lessons:       10 - 10:45 a.m. or 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Parent/Child:                     1:30- 2:00 p.m.



Registration for Sept. lessons is Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. Registration for Oct. lessons is Sept. 8 through October 3. Registration will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.





All lessons will be held at Frenger Pool, 801 Parkview Dr. Class space is limited and registration will be on a first come-first served basis.



For more information call the Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-2782.


Group Bike Riding Program Registration ( 8:00 am - 9:00 am )
Group Bike Riding Program



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will begin the fall session Group Riding Program in September for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program will be for the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.



Rides will be Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Each riding day will have a set distance and designation. Monday rides range from 12 - 20 miles, and Wednesday rides will range from 10 - 12 miles in distance. 



All routes will be local, utilizing City bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears are strongly recommended for all routes and rides. Cost per outing is $3 per participant and $1.50 for seniors 60 years of age and older.



For more information call Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.  The TTY number is 575/541-2662.


Rec Program Fall Hours Of Operation ( All Day )
Recreation Programs Fall Hours of Operation



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s fall hours for programs and recreation centers begin August 11.



Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Dr., will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 – 8 p.m.



Sage Café, 6121 Reynolds Dr., will be open for Parks & Recreation Programming Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 7 p.m.



At Benavidez Community Center, 1045 McClure Rd., Parks & Recreation Department staff will be on site only during recreation programming hours, hours are to be determined.  Benavidez Community Center will remain open for the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575-541-2772.


Registration: 50+ Walking Program/0-60 In 12 Weeks ( All Day )
50 Plus Walking Program/0-60 in 12 Weeks!


Building and maintaining cardio vascular health is important! The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to help achieve both in 12 weeks.



The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 in 12 weeks, is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes a session in 12 weeks! It begins with 20-minute walks, two times a week, and works up to 60 minutes. Distance is not the priority, movement is. No racing or competition, just a focus on health and wellbeing.



Participants walk at their own pace for a set time. Distance will be tracked every day in order to monitor individual improvement. All participants will meet at Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., and every fourth week will do a “Field Trip Walk” at another location (optional).



Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center. The program is held Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 - 9 a.m., at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center September 9, through November 25.

The fee is $24 per walker and includes tracking of progress for the 12 weeks of the program.



For more information call 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2772.


Youth Gymnastic Fall Classes ( All Day )
Youth Gymnastics Fall Classes



Registration is now underway for the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Fall Youth Gymnastics, sessions I,II, and III at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.  All sessions consist of 8 classes.  Session I will run Aug. 18 through Sept. 11. Session II will run Sept. 22 through Oct.16, and session III will run Oct. 27 through Nov. 20. Registration will be ongoing until classes are full.



Classes offered are:



Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Mondays and Wednesdays   4 – 5 p.m. (Beginner)

Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Mondays and Wednesdays   5 – 6 p.m. (Intermediate)



Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 5:           Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 – 12 p.m. (Beginner)

Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 – 6:30 p.m. (Advanced)



Beginner class is for participants with no gymnastics experience. Intermediate class is for participants who have completed beginner class, and advanced class is for participants who have completed intermediate classes. 



Cost is $30 per person, per session, for a one-hour class and $45 per person, per session, for 1 1/2- hour class. A parent must be present with children during class time. No unattended children are allowed in the facility or park area. Gymnastic equipment and room is for gymnastics class only during scheduled gymnastics class times.


For more information call 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2661.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Casting Call: Captain Fantastic In Las Cruces ( All Day )
Casting Call: Captain Fantastic

**Las Cruces-Based Actors Sought**



The movie ‘Captain Fantastic” is coming to Las Cruces August 18, to begin filming several scenes in the area. According to Erin O’Shaughnessy with the casting office, the production team is looking for several types of local actors for extras and background work. They include:



Background actors: Ages 30 - 60 with high end cars. No flashy, bright or red colors. Prefer grey, dark green, browns, dark blue. Please send pictures of car along with photos of yourself in upscale funeral attire (wear black or dark colors). You will be cast from photos, so make sure they are current.



Stand-ins: Female and male with stand-in experience. Females, Caucasian,

5’4-5’6. Males, Caucasian, 6’0-6’2. Please submit photos and stand in experience.



Police Officer: Male, 30-40s. Looking for all ethnicities. Physically fit.



Golfers: Female and male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity. Dressed in current golf attire.



Interested actors are requested to contact O’Shaughnessy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Submit a photo with email.



Captain Fantastic stars Academy Award winning Best Actor Nominee Viggo Mortensen as an idealistic father of six who tries to assimilate back into society after living ‘off the grid’ in the forests of the Pacific Northwest for ten years. Starring opposite Mortensen will be three time Tony Award winner and Academy Award Nominee Frank Langella. The film, written and directed by Matt Ross, is being produced by ShivHans Pictures and Electric City Entertainment.


Fall Swim Lessons ( All Day )
Fall Swim Lessons



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer swim lessons in September and October at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr.



September Sessions:

Sept.  8 – 24               
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes).

October Sessions:

Oct. 6 – 22                   
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes)



The fee for Learn to sswim, pre-school lessons, and parent/child  is $45. Adult swim lessons is $60



Pre-school Level 1:          2:30 - 3 p.m.

Pre-school Level 2:          3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pre-school Level 3           4 - 4:30 p.m.



Learn to Swim Level 1:   2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 2:   3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 3:   4 - 4:30 p.m.



Adult Swim Lessons:       10 - 10:45 a.m. or 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Parent/Child:                     1:30- 2:00 p.m.



Registration for Sept. lessons is Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. Registration for Oct. lessons is Sept. 8 through October 3. Registration will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.





All lessons will be held at Frenger Pool, 801 Parkview Dr. Class space is limited and registration will be on a first come-first served basis.



For more information call the Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-2782.


Group Bike Riding Program Registration ( 8:00 am - 9:00 am )
Group Bike Riding Program



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will begin the fall session Group Riding Program in September for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program will be for the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.



Rides will be Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Each riding day will have a set distance and designation. Monday rides range from 12 - 20 miles, and Wednesday rides will range from 10 - 12 miles in distance. 



All routes will be local, utilizing City bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears are strongly recommended for all routes and rides. Cost per outing is $3 per participant and $1.50 for seniors 60 years of age and older.



For more information call Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.  The TTY number is 575/541-2662.


Rec Program Fall Hours Of Operation ( All Day )
Recreation Programs Fall Hours of Operation



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s fall hours for programs and recreation centers begin August 11.



Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Dr., will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 – 8 p.m.



Sage Café, 6121 Reynolds Dr., will be open for Parks & Recreation Programming Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 7 p.m.



At Benavidez Community Center, 1045 McClure Rd., Parks & Recreation Department staff will be on site only during recreation programming hours, hours are to be determined.  Benavidez Community Center will remain open for the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575-541-2772.


Sheriff's Deputies Vigilant During 100 Days And Nights Of Summer ( All Day )
SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES VIGILANT DURING 100 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF SUMMER

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies will join 65 other agencies throughout New Mexico in the annual 100 Days and Nights of Summer public safety campaign beginning July 1, 2014.

The initiative, grant-funded by the New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division, provides overtime pay for saturation patrols, checkpoints and added enforcement during a 100-day period from June through September. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies will step enforcement in all areas of the county, with specific patrols scheduled in conjunction with other law-enforcement agencies.

The sheriff’s office kicks off its involvement on July 1 to coincide with the beginning of the fiscal year.

Summer months typically see an increase of highway traffic due to summer vacations and holidays that fall within the warmer months, like 4th of July and Labor Day.

Law enforcement reminds all motorists that the most critical things you can do to prevent injury and enhance safety when you are in a vehicle are the most simple: wear your seatbelt, always drive at the posted speed limit and pay attention to the road.

The 100 Days and Nights of Summer campaign runs through Sept. 30.


Thursday, August 28, 2014
2014 Fall Youth Basketball League Registration ( All Day )
2014 Fall Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League Registration



Registration is now underway for the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave. Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The league is comprised of boys, girls and co-eds in the following divisions: Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade and 3rd - 8th grade.



Cost is $40 per participant, which includes a game jersey. All participants must have an activity ID card. Proof of age and grade level needed when registering. All documents must be submitted for each team before they can be scheduled for league play. No exeptions.



Saturday, Sept. 6, will be the last day for returning teams (must pay in full and turn in roster, limited space/sign up early). Saturday, Sept. 13, will be the last day for Individual - New Player Registration (proof of age /grade and payment required)



Coaches Meetings:

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m., pre-kinder – 2nd grade

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m., 3rd - 4th grades

Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m., 5th – 8th grades



New Player Meeting:

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

All meetings will be held at Meerscheidt Recreation Center.



Fall league begins Tuesday, Oct. 14.



For more information call 575/541-2563 or 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575/541-2771.


Fall Swim Lessons ( All Day )
Fall Swim Lessons



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer swim lessons in September and October at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr.



September Sessions:

Sept.  8 – 24               
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes).

October Sessions:

Oct. 6 – 22                   
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes)



The fee for Learn to sswim, pre-school lessons, and parent/child  is $45. Adult swim lessons is $60



Pre-school Level 1:          2:30 - 3 p.m.

Pre-school Level 2:          3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pre-school Level 3           4 - 4:30 p.m.



Learn to Swim Level 1:   2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 2:   3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 3:   4 - 4:30 p.m.



Adult Swim Lessons:       10 - 10:45 a.m. or 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Parent/Child:                     1:30- 2:00 p.m.



Registration for Sept. lessons is Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. Registration for Oct. lessons is Sept. 8 through October 3. Registration will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.





All lessons will be held at Frenger Pool, 801 Parkview Dr. Class space is limited and registration will be on a first come-first served basis.



For more information call the Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-2782.


Group Bike Riding Program Registration ( 8:00 am - 9:00 am )
Group Bike Riding Program



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will begin the fall session Group Riding Program in September for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program will be for the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.



Rides will be Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Each riding day will have a set distance and designation. Monday rides range from 12 - 20 miles, and Wednesday rides will range from 10 - 12 miles in distance. 



All routes will be local, utilizing City bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears are strongly recommended for all routes and rides. Cost per outing is $3 per participant and $1.50 for seniors 60 years of age and older.



For more information call Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.  The TTY number is 575/541-2662.


Registration: 50+ Walking Program/0-60 In 12 Weeks ( All Day )
50 Plus Walking Program/0-60 in 12 Weeks!


Building and maintaining cardio vascular health is important! The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to help achieve both in 12 weeks.



The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 in 12 weeks, is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes a session in 12 weeks! It begins with 20-minute walks, two times a week, and works up to 60 minutes. Distance is not the priority, movement is. No racing or competition, just a focus on health and wellbeing.



Participants walk at their own pace for a set time. Distance will be tracked every day in order to monitor individual improvement. All participants will meet at Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., and every fourth week will do a “Field Trip Walk” at another location (optional).



Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center. The program is held Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 - 9 a.m., at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center September 9, through November 25.

The fee is $24 per walker and includes tracking of progress for the 12 weeks of the program.



For more information call 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2772.


Win Free Concert Tickets For You And A Friend ( All Day )
Win free concert tickets for you and a friend



Facebook users can register to win free tickets to the Pan American Center’s Sept. 30 concert featuring Foster The People & Fitz And The Tantrums by “joining” the event page at http://on.fb.me/1pglQic, so that your account identifies you as “going.” One winner will be randomly selected to win two free tickets on  Wednesday, July 9. In addition, a second pair of tickets will be awarded that same day to a random Facebook account identified as “invited.” So, “join” the page now and “invite” your friends without hurting your own chances of winning! See site for official rules or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.




Youth Gymnastic Fall Classes ( All Day )
Youth Gymnastics Fall Classes



Registration is now underway for the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Fall Youth Gymnastics, sessions I,II, and III at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.  All sessions consist of 8 classes.  Session I will run Aug. 18 through Sept. 11. Session II will run Sept. 22 through Oct.16, and session III will run Oct. 27 through Nov. 20. Registration will be ongoing until classes are full.



Classes offered are:



Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Mondays and Wednesdays   4 – 5 p.m. (Beginner)

Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Mondays and Wednesdays   5 – 6 p.m. (Intermediate)



Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 5:           Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 – 12 p.m. (Beginner)

Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 – 6:30 p.m. (Advanced)



Beginner class is for participants with no gymnastics experience. Intermediate class is for participants who have completed beginner class, and advanced class is for participants who have completed intermediate classes. 



Cost is $30 per person, per session, for a one-hour class and $45 per person, per session, for 1 1/2- hour class. A parent must be present with children during class time. No unattended children are allowed in the facility or park area. Gymnastic equipment and room is for gymnastics class only during scheduled gymnastics class times.


For more information call 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2661.



Friday, August 29, 2014
Fall Swim Lessons ( All Day )
Fall Swim Lessons



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer swim lessons in September and October at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr.



September Sessions:

Sept.  8 – 24               
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes).

October Sessions:

Oct. 6 – 22                   
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes)



The fee for Learn to sswim, pre-school lessons, and parent/child  is $45. Adult swim lessons is $60



Pre-school Level 1:          2:30 - 3 p.m.

Pre-school Level 2:          3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pre-school Level 3           4 - 4:30 p.m.



Learn to Swim Level 1:   2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 2:   3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 3:   4 - 4:30 p.m.



Adult Swim Lessons:       10 - 10:45 a.m. or 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Parent/Child:                     1:30- 2:00 p.m.



Registration for Sept. lessons is Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. Registration for Oct. lessons is Sept. 8 through October 3. Registration will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.





All lessons will be held at Frenger Pool, 801 Parkview Dr. Class space is limited and registration will be on a first come-first served basis.



For more information call the Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-2782.


Group Bike Riding Program Registration ( 8:00 am - 9:00 am )
Group Bike Riding Program



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will begin the fall session Group Riding Program in September for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program will be for the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.



Rides will be Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Each riding day will have a set distance and designation. Monday rides range from 12 - 20 miles, and Wednesday rides will range from 10 - 12 miles in distance. 



All routes will be local, utilizing City bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears are strongly recommended for all routes and rides. Cost per outing is $3 per participant and $1.50 for seniors 60 years of age and older.



For more information call Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.  The TTY number is 575/541-2662.


Yard & Garage Rules To Follow ( All Day )
Yard and Garage Sales Must Follow Rules

Las Cruces residents who plan on hosting a garage or yard sale are reminded that the city has ordinances regulating the frequency of such sales and the posting of signs that advertise them.

Whether they’re called yard, garage, rummage or tag sales – or by any other name – such sales are allowed to be held for no more than four days and no more than three times per calendar year at any one location.

If the sale is held at a business or other property not used mainly for residential or institutional purposes, a temporary-use permit must be obtained from the city.

The city also has an ordinance in place that attempts to curb the amount of litter, and potential traffic risks, that may result from improperly placed signs. Yard and garage sale signs are permitted only on private properties and only with the property owner’s permission.

It is against city ordinance to place signs on roadways, sidewalks, medians and shoulders, or affixed to light poles, stop signs or on any other public property. Violations of the city’s sign ordinances can result in a fine of $500 or incarceration up to 90 days.

The Codes Enforcement office, part of the Las Cruces Police Department, also reminds residents to remove signs immediately once the sale is over. Besides being unsightly and a form of litter, signs that blow into roadways could become a traffic hazard for motorists. Those who leave signs posted for longer durations can be cited for littering.

For questions contact the Codes Enforcement office at (575) 528-4100.


Saturday, August 30, 2014
2014 Fall Youth Basketball League Registration ( All Day )
2014 Fall Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League Registration



Registration is now underway for the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave. Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The league is comprised of boys, girls and co-eds in the following divisions: Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade and 3rd - 8th grade.



Cost is $40 per participant, which includes a game jersey. All participants must have an activity ID card. Proof of age and grade level needed when registering. All documents must be submitted for each team before they can be scheduled for league play. No exeptions.



Saturday, Sept. 6, will be the last day for returning teams (must pay in full and turn in roster, limited space/sign up early). Saturday, Sept. 13, will be the last day for Individual - New Player Registration (proof of age /grade and payment required)



Coaches Meetings:

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m., pre-kinder – 2nd grade

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m., 3rd - 4th grades

Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m., 5th – 8th grades



New Player Meeting:

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

All meetings will be held at Meerscheidt Recreation Center.



Fall league begins Tuesday, Oct. 14.



For more information call 575/541-2563 or 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575/541-2771.


Fall Swim Lessons ( All Day )
Fall Swim Lessons



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer swim lessons in September and October at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr.



September Sessions:

Sept.  8 – 24               
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes).

October Sessions:

Oct. 6 – 22                   
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes)



The fee for Learn to sswim, pre-school lessons, and parent/child  is $45. Adult swim lessons is $60



Pre-school Level 1:          2:30 - 3 p.m.

Pre-school Level 2:          3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pre-school Level 3           4 - 4:30 p.m.



Learn to Swim Level 1:   2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 2:   3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 3:   4 - 4:30 p.m.



Adult Swim Lessons:       10 - 10:45 a.m. or 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Parent/Child:                     1:30- 2:00 p.m.



Registration for Sept. lessons is Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. Registration for Oct. lessons is Sept. 8 through October 3. Registration will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.





All lessons will be held at Frenger Pool, 801 Parkview Dr. Class space is limited and registration will be on a first come-first served basis.



For more information call the Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-2782.


Group Bike Riding Program Registration ( 8:00 am - 9:00 am )
Group Bike Riding Program



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will begin the fall session Group Riding Program in September for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program will be for the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.



Rides will be Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Each riding day will have a set distance and designation. Monday rides range from 12 - 20 miles, and Wednesday rides will range from 10 - 12 miles in distance. 



All routes will be local, utilizing City bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears are strongly recommended for all routes and rides. Cost per outing is $3 per participant and $1.50 for seniors 60 years of age and older.



For more information call Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.  The TTY number is 575/541-2662.


Registration: 50+ Walking Program/0-60 In 12 Weeks ( All Day )
50 Plus Walking Program/0-60 in 12 Weeks!


Building and maintaining cardio vascular health is important! The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to help achieve both in 12 weeks.



The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 in 12 weeks, is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes a session in 12 weeks! It begins with 20-minute walks, two times a week, and works up to 60 minutes. Distance is not the priority, movement is. No racing or competition, just a focus on health and wellbeing.



Participants walk at their own pace for a set time. Distance will be tracked every day in order to monitor individual improvement. All participants will meet at Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., and every fourth week will do a “Field Trip Walk” at another location (optional).



Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center. The program is held Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 - 9 a.m., at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center September 9, through November 25.

The fee is $24 per walker and includes tracking of progress for the 12 weeks of the program.



For more information call 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2772.


Sheriff's Deputies Vigilant During 100 Days And Nights Of Summer ( All Day )
SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES VIGILANT DURING 100 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF SUMMER

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies will join 65 other agencies throughout New Mexico in the annual 100 Days and Nights of Summer public safety campaign beginning July 1, 2014.

The initiative, grant-funded by the New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division, provides overtime pay for saturation patrols, checkpoints and added enforcement during a 100-day period from June through September. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies will step enforcement in all areas of the county, with specific patrols scheduled in conjunction with other law-enforcement agencies.

The sheriff’s office kicks off its involvement on July 1 to coincide with the beginning of the fiscal year.

Summer months typically see an increase of highway traffic due to summer vacations and holidays that fall within the warmer months, like 4th of July and Labor Day.

Law enforcement reminds all motorists that the most critical things you can do to prevent injury and enhance safety when you are in a vehicle are the most simple: wear your seatbelt, always drive at the posted speed limit and pay attention to the road.

The 100 Days and Nights of Summer campaign runs through Sept. 30.


Yard & Garage Rules To Follow ( All Day )
Yard and Garage Sales Must Follow Rules

Las Cruces residents who plan on hosting a garage or yard sale are reminded that the city has ordinances regulating the frequency of such sales and the posting of signs that advertise them.

Whether they’re called yard, garage, rummage or tag sales – or by any other name – such sales are allowed to be held for no more than four days and no more than three times per calendar year at any one location.

If the sale is held at a business or other property not used mainly for residential or institutional purposes, a temporary-use permit must be obtained from the city.

The city also has an ordinance in place that attempts to curb the amount of litter, and potential traffic risks, that may result from improperly placed signs. Yard and garage sale signs are permitted only on private properties and only with the property owner’s permission.

It is against city ordinance to place signs on roadways, sidewalks, medians and shoulders, or affixed to light poles, stop signs or on any other public property. Violations of the city’s sign ordinances can result in a fine of $500 or incarceration up to 90 days.

The Codes Enforcement office, part of the Las Cruces Police Department, also reminds residents to remove signs immediately once the sale is over. Besides being unsightly and a form of litter, signs that blow into roadways could become a traffic hazard for motorists. Those who leave signs posted for longer durations can be cited for littering.

For questions contact the Codes Enforcement office at (575) 528-4100.


Youth Gymnastic Fall Classes ( All Day )
Youth Gymnastics Fall Classes



Registration is now underway for the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Fall Youth Gymnastics, sessions I,II, and III at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.  All sessions consist of 8 classes.  Session I will run Aug. 18 through Sept. 11. Session II will run Sept. 22 through Oct.16, and session III will run Oct. 27 through Nov. 20. Registration will be ongoing until classes are full.



Classes offered are:



Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Mondays and Wednesdays   4 – 5 p.m. (Beginner)

Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Mondays and Wednesdays   5 – 6 p.m. (Intermediate)



Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 5:           Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 – 12 p.m. (Beginner)

Youth Gymnastics Ages 3 – 12:         Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 – 6:30 p.m. (Advanced)



Beginner class is for participants with no gymnastics experience. Intermediate class is for participants who have completed beginner class, and advanced class is for participants who have completed intermediate classes. 



Cost is $30 per person, per session, for a one-hour class and $45 per person, per session, for 1 1/2- hour class. A parent must be present with children during class time. No unattended children are allowed in the facility or park area. Gymnastic equipment and room is for gymnastics class only during scheduled gymnastics class times.


For more information call 575/541-2455. The TTY number is 575/541-2661.



Sunday, August 31, 2014
Fall Swim Lessons ( All Day )
Fall Swim Lessons



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer swim lessons in September and October at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr.



September Sessions:

Sept.  8 – 24               
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes).

October Sessions:

Oct. 6 – 22                   
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 classes)



The fee for Learn to sswim, pre-school lessons, and parent/child  is $45. Adult swim lessons is $60



Pre-school Level 1:          2:30 - 3 p.m.

Pre-school Level 2:          3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pre-school Level 3           4 - 4:30 p.m.



Learn to Swim Level 1:   2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 2:   3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Learn to Swim Level 3:   4 - 4:30 p.m.



Adult Swim Lessons:       10 - 10:45 a.m. or 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Parent/Child:                     1:30- 2:00 p.m.



Registration for Sept. lessons is Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. Registration for Oct. lessons is Sept. 8 through October 3. Registration will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.





All lessons will be held at Frenger Pool, 801 Parkview Dr. Class space is limited and registration will be on a first come-first served basis.



For more information call the Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-2782.


Group Bike Riding Program Registration ( 8:00 am - 9:00 am )
Group Bike Riding Program



The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will begin the fall session Group Riding Program in September for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program will be for the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Registration begins Monday, August 18, at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.



Rides will be Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Each riding day will have a set distance and designation. Monday rides range from 12 - 20 miles, and Wednesday rides will range from 10 - 12 miles in distance. 



All routes will be local, utilizing City bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears are strongly recommended for all routes and rides. Cost per outing is $3 per participant and $1.50 for seniors 60 years of age and older.



For more information call Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.  The TTY number is 575/541-2662.


Win Free Concert Tickets For You And A Friend ( All Day )
Win free concert tickets for you and a friend



Facebook users can register to win free tickets to the Pan American Center’s Sept. 30 concert featuring Foster The People & Fitz And The Tantrums by “joining” the event page at http://on.fb.me/1pglQic, so that your account identifies you as “going.” One winner will be randomly selected to win two free tickets on  Wednesday, July 9. In addition, a second pair of tickets will be awarded that same day to a random Facebook account identified as “invited.” So, “join” the page now and “invite” your friends without hurting your own chances of winning! See site for official rules or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.




Free "Music In The Park" UPDATED ( 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm )

Free “Music in the Park” Series Continues
AT 7PM


The City of Las Cruces continues its annual “Music in the Park” series of free outdoor concerts at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave., for the remainder of July. Concerts return to Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave., for August. All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m. each Sunday.



Apodaca Park 801 E. Madrid Ave.

July 20, 7 p.m.                  
Jennie Dale Lord               Country/Rock/Blues       Austin, TX
The Morgan Brothers Band     Original/Covers        Silver City, NM



July 27, 7 p.m.                  
Genie &
the Starliners                    Oldies/Lowrider               Las Cruces, NM
Crystal Ship                         Beach/Rock oldies           Las Cruces, NM



Young Park 1905 E. Nevada Ave.

Aug 3, 7 p.m.              Eklektic Jazz Group          Jazz                       El Paso, TX

Aug 10, 7 p.m.                 
Steve Smith & HardRoad          Bluegrass                  Las Cruces, NM
Swing Soleil,                       Gypsy Jazz Music             Las Cruces, NM

Aug 17, 7 p.m.                  
Remember Then              Oldies                                   Las Cruces, NM


Aug 24,  7 p.m.                 
The Liars                             Rock & Roll                          Las Cruces, NM
Casual Friday                      Rock                                      Las Cruces, NM



Aug 31, 7 p.m.                 
Jazz Unlimited                   Jazz                                        Las Cruces, NM



The schedule may be subject to change.  City policy does not allow pets on city property.

For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575/541-2772.




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