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New Mexico State University events April 5- 11

NMSU MUSEUM HOSTS FAMILY WORKSHOP


The New Mexico State University Museum will host a children and family workshop, with craft projects that reflect a 1930s theme, Saturday, April 5, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

During "Bouquets Part I: Stained Glass (Mosaic) Vases," participants will design their own glass vase using old glass bottles and tissue paper for a mosaic look.

The workshop is free and the materials are provided. Sign up is not required, but large groups should call ahead to make reservations. The University Museum is located at University Avenue and Solano Drive.

For more information call (575) 646-5161.

NMSU MUSUEM HOSTS LECTURE

The New Mexico State University Museum will host a lecture by Marsha Weisiger, from the NMSU history department, titled "Navajos, New Dealers and the Metaphysics of Nature," at 6 p.m. April 10.

The lecture will explore the relationships among soil erosion in 1930s New Mexico, New Deal conservationists and government-mandated stock reduction and Navajos with their own ideas about the natural world.

There will not be a fee and sign up isn't required for the lecture. The University Museum is located at University Avenue and Solano Drive.

For more information call (575) 646-5161.

PAN AMERICAN DANCE INSTITUTE HOSTS "RED AND BLACK BALL"

The New Mexico State University Pan American Dance Institute (PADI) will hold a "Red and Black Ball" at 6 p.m. April 5 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum, 2100 Dripping Springs Rd.

PADI was created to promote the appreciation of ethnic heritages in every community and promote an understanding of all ethnicities. Its vision is to preserve, present and promote the cultures of America through traditional and contemporary dance.

Tickets for the "Red and Black Ball" are $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10. The profits will help support the PADI's outreach programs and provide scholarships for students pursuing a dance degree. Tickets can be purchased at the Pan American Center or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information call (575) 646-2070.

NMSU THEATRE ARTS AND ASTC PRESENT READING OF 'ON CLARION'

The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company will present a reading of a new play "On Clarion" at 8 p.m. April 11 and 12 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

The readings are part of the new High Desert Play Development program, which was created two years ago. The program solicits scripts from emerging playwrights of national renown.

Tom Smith, NMSU theatre arts director and ASTC resident director, will direct the reading with dramaturgy by William Storm. The cast will include Seleena Hoban, Rebecca MacCallum, Sean Dolan, Chris Rambicure, Kari Bahmer, Josh Tafoya and Stephen Markham Jr.

For more information call (575) 646-4515 or 800-525-ASTC.

HEALTH PRESENTATION AT NASON HOUSE

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a lecture by Dr. Hugo Vilchis, director of the Center for Border Epidemiology and Environmental Health at New Mexico State University, at 4:30 p.m. April 10 at Nason House, 1200 University Ave.

The presentation is titled "Promoting Healthy Life, the Role of Promotoras" and will be open to the public.

For more information call (575) 646-6814.

BOOKSTORE HOSTS CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

The New Mexico State University Bookstore will host the Children's Program from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 5 at the Family Student Housing Community Center.

During the program, participants will read stories and do craft projects focusing on dinosaurs. There is no fee and supplies are provided.

For more information call (575) 646-1427.

BOOKSTORE HOSTS POETRY READING

The New Mexico State University Bookstore will host a poetry reading by author Richard Vargas at 7:30 p.m. April 9 at the Corbett Center Student Union second floor auditorium.

Vargas is the author of "American Jesus: Poems," a collection of poems that examine the high and low points in a Chicano man's existence.

For more information call (575) 646-1427.

BOOKSTORE HOSTS BOOK SIGNING

The New Mexico State University Bookstore will host a book signing by Paula Moore, author of "Cricket in the Web," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10.

For more information call (575) 646-1427.

LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY AT NMSU

The Las Cruces Symphony will perform at New Mexico State University at 7:30 p.m. April 5 and 3 p.m. April 6 at the Music Center Recital Hall.

Fabio Bidini will perform on the piano, Delano Lewis will narrate and Lonnie Klein will be the conductor.

Admission will be charged.

For more information call (575) 646-2421.

NMSU HOSTS ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

The 39th Annual New Mexico State University Jazz Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Center Recital Hall.

The conductor will be Pancho Romero. Steve Houghton will perform on the drums.

Admission will be charged.

For more information call (575) 646-2421.