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Changes coming as Bite of Belgium celebrates 10th anniversary

Oct. 1, 2012, A Bite of Belgium first opened its doors – actually, its window – as a walk-up restaurant in a leased building at 741 N. Alameda Blvd. Ten years later, Jim and Jodi York own the building and the property surrounding it, offer extensive indoor and outdoor dining and have big plans for what is coming next.

Arts & Entertainment
Mesilla Valley Chorale begins new season with Doug Weeks as accompanist; holiday concert is Dec. 11
The Mesilla Valley Chorale (MVC) will be joined by the group’s new accompanist, Doug Weeks, when it begins rehearsals Sept. 12 for its Sunday, Dec. 11 Christmas/holiday concert.
Black Box Theatre’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’ is a great production of an American classic
“How beautiful it is, and how easily it can be broken” is a line from Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” first performed more than 75 years ago in Chicago. Of the current production at Black Box Theatre (BBT) in Las Cruces, one could say how beautiful it is and it doesn’t get broken – although it may break your heart.
Jazz Happening events return with live music
After a two-year hiatus, the Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society’s (MVJBS) Jazz Happening is back, and better than ever. Jazz Happening will be “happening” Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2, at Plaza de Mesilla and the Rio Grande Theatre in downtown Las Cruces, at Lescombes Winery and at other locations in Las Cruces and Mesilla.
‘Big Frog’ opens at NMSU
‘Big Frog’ opens at NMSU. “Big Frog,” by Dylan Guerra, opens with a preview performance at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Opening night is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.
Community Theatre hosts Oct. 9-10 auditions for ‘Elf: The Musical’
Las Cruces Community Theatre (LCCT) hold auditions for “Elf: The Musical” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 and at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at LCCT, 313 N. Main St. downtown.
Local sports

Upcoming golf tournaments

These are some upcoming golf tournaments

Ten rules for revamping your golf game

A lot of you may be struggling with your golf game. Maybe you’ve had several bad rounds, not scoring the way that you’re accustomed to, thinking “what’s wrong with me?” Golf has its ups and downs with inevitable slumps. Here are my 10 rules to get you out of that slump.

NMSU guns for second victory at home Saturday

The Florida International University Panthers will leave their home in Miami for the drier climate of Las Cruces for their football showdown against NM State Saturday. The Aggies are 1-3 on the …

Aggie footballers return home to face Hawaii

New Mexico State University returns to Las Cruces after a grueling three weeks on the road that left the Aggies 0-4 on the season.

ACTion Programs for Animals needs roof repair

If you visit ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) at 537 N. Solano Drive, you may here one of the dogs up for adoption greeting you with a “Roof, roof.”

MasArt owners branch out with MasBuds shop

Malu Bender, who with her sister runs the MasArt, a frame and arts supply store, has opened a dispensary right next door. Bender and her son Ron have started MasBuds because they were called by the new opportunities offered in New Mexico.

The Association hosts motivational speaker Matt Rush at Sept. 22 fall training

The Association will host New Mexico rancher and nationally recognized motivational speaker Matt Rush as its Elevate You in 2022 keynote speaker.
Heath & Well Being

Recognizing recovery struggles

This month is National Recovery Month. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), it is a national observance to promote and support new evidence-based substance use disorder and mental health treatment.

Recovery Conference set for Sept. 30 at City Hall

The City of Las Cruces Suicide Prevention Task Force will host “Recovery Is for Everyone” 2022 Southwest Summit, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at City Hall council chambers, 700 S. Main St.

By mid-October, thousands of Las Cruces Public Schools students, staff, parents and visitors will have participated in International Walk to School Day celebrations at all 25 LCPS elementary schools.
On the first day of class, about one in three students in the culinary arts program at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) is likely to list Taco Bell as his or her favorite restaurant.
When Jason Smith became a firefighter in 2002, the Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) was responding to about 12,000 calls for service each year. 20 years later, Smith is the fire chief and the department is responding to more than 21,000 calls a year.
In the past
The Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo opened Wednesday and runs through Sunday, Oct. 2 at the fairgrounds. Visit snmsttefairgrounds.net for details and schedule.
The Las Cruces Public Art Program introduces “Discover Las Cruces Public Art,” a public art audio stories pilot program, with a scavenger hunt beginning Oct. 3, 2022, through the end of the October.
Human Systems Research, Inc. (HSR), a Las Cruces nonprofit, got a belated 50th birthday present, and the City of Las Cruces received another high honor from the state of New Mexico, as both received 2022 heritage preservation awards from the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee in May.
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