Community Calendar:
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Who: International Museum of Art
What: 60th Annual EPISD Stundent Art Show
When: Now - Apr. 27th, Thurs. - Sun. 1 - 5 p.m.
Where: 1211 Montana Avenue
Contact: Carolyn Casarez 915.543.6747 iavatx@aol.com
The El Paso Independent School District will holding its annual student art show from April 4th through the 27th. This will be a district wide art show and will have approximate 500 participants! Please come by and see what our future generations have to offer to our long history of art.

Who: Laughter Yoga Club of El Paso
What: Laughter Yoga Club of El Paso
When: Saturdays, Now - May 31 at 1 p.m.
Where: Dorris Van Doren Library
Contact: Luther or Susan Ludwig 915.217.8028 or 915.249.9805 luthersusan@bellsouth.net
Lower stress and blood pressure and elevate your attitude, energy, and immune system with gratuitous laughter. Meeting is 30-45 miinutes. Find out why people all over the world are doing it! No skill/yoga mat needed. See www.laughterworksunlimited.com for more.

Who: Child Crisis Center
What: Fatherhood Effect Parenting Classes
When: Now - Jun. 13
Where: 2100 Stevens
Contact: Jesus Campos Russell Booth, Daniel Moreno, Jose Alamillo 915.562.7955
The Child Crisis Center of El Paso through the EFFECT Program will provide 24/7 Dad Training in combination with case management services to 140 fathers in El Paso County

Who: Northwest Early College High School
What: 2nd Annual Piano Recital
When: April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: EPCC Northwest Library Annex 6701 S. Desert Blvd.
Contact: Anji Morgan- Thornton 915.877.1700
Various works from beginning, intermediate and advance students will be performed. Light refreshments will be served after the program.

What: UTEP's Open House
When: April 10 - 12
Where: UTEP Campus
Contact: Maribel Villalva 915.747.6669 mvillalva2@utep.edu
UTEP's Open House with studio tours, lab demos, and sports events. Open to the Public and free parking.

Who: Grace Presbyterian Church
What: Easter Cantata
When: April 11 at 6 p.m.
Where: 8001 Magnetic St, El Paso TX 79904
Contact: Grace Presbyterian Church 915.755.8206 office@epgrace.com
Grace Presbyterian Church at 8001 Magnetic in beautiful NE El Paso welcomes you this Easter Season for reflection and celebration. Our doors are open and all are welcome. Join us for special Easter Cantata on Friday, April 11th at 6 pm celebrate your Easter Season and bring a friend!

Who: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
What: Walk MS: Las Cruces
When: Apr. 12
Where: Young Park Pavillion
Contact: Maggie Schold 502.243.2792 breann.morris@nmss.org
To raise funds to support MS research and programs and services that directly impact individuals and families living with the disease. Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS Movement, a community coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future.

Who: El Paso Community College
What: The Summit, Young Scholar's Bowl
When: Apr. 12
Where: El Paso Community College Transmountain Campus
Contact: Rebekah Bell 915.831.5834 rbell13@epcc.edu
EPCC is eagerly accepting competitors (Elementary, Junior, and High school level students) for an academic competition to be held in April. The deadline for submission is April 4, 2014. This competition is unique to our area and will benefit your students in a number of ways. First, it focuses on collaboration and team building. Second, it promotes and develops critical thinking and evaluation skills in the learners. Third, it develops student leadership and empowerment concerning issues that face the world today; encouraging them to “own” their future in a “fun and friendly” format. Teams will be placed in divisions and will only compete against their peer groups on tasks that are geared at an age appropriate level. The competition is scheduled for Saturday April 12, 2014 at the Transmountain Campus of EPCC. Registration forms are now available and there is no fee for registrations prior to April 4, 2014.

Who: Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America
What: Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon
When: Apr. 12 at 11 a.m.
Where: 6331 Alabama, El Maida Shrine Auditorium
Contact: Sallie Roberts 915.276.8383
Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon with door prizes and silent auction, with fashions by Dress Barn and Dillards.

Who: Anita Gonzalez
What: Be The Match Marrow Donor Registry Drive
When: April 12 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Roger Bacon Seminary - Reception Hall - 2400 Marr Street
Contact: Elsa Chaparro 915.540.3872 elsa.chaparro@epcms.com
Blood Cancer Patients Need You - Marrow donors in our community especially those of Hispanic descent are urgently needed to save lives of patients with diseases like leukemia, lymphoma or sickle cell anemia. Patients are mostly likely to match someone who shares their ethnic background. Most of us won't have a match in our family...we are looking for you.. Just one swab is what it takes. Please join us

Who: Ysleta Independent School District
What: YISD Public Auction
When: April 12 at 9 a.m.
Where: 7944 Yermoland (YIDS Service Center)
Contact: Joe Flores 915.434.0245 jflores@yisd.net
Ysleta ISD Auction of surplus inventory will be held on April 12, 2014 starting at 9:00 am at 7944 Yermoland. Doors open at 8:00 am. Cash only, same day pickup.

Who: BECC & RoadMasters
What: Tire Amnesty Free Tire Disposal
When: April 12 & 26 at 7 a.m - 12 p.m.
Where: 12791 Williams Clint TX 79836 and 7282 Doniphan Dr Canutillo TX 79835
Contact: Lisa Aguilar 915.872.4000
Tire Disposal. We only accept tires from passenger vehicles. We will not accept tires from retailers, tires with rims, and/ or equipment tires.

Who: Fort Bliss
What: Passover Seder
When: April 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Chapel Three Corner of Cassidy and Pershing
Contact: Rabbi Amar 915.727.0171
The Jewish service at Fort Bliss will host a Passover Seder.

Who: Western Hills United Methodist Church
What: Good Friday Prayer Vigil and Labyrinth Walk
When: April 18 at noon - 6 p.m.
Where: 524 Thunderbird, El Paso, TX
Contact: Frank and Zoe Dean Middleton 915.581.3051 zdmfhm@aol.com
Opportunity for personal prayer and meditation in observance of Good Friday.

Who: El Paso Archaeology Society
What: From the Pass to the Pueblos
When: April 19 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Where: El Paso Museum of Archaeology 4301 Transmountain
Contact: Berttye Barnhart 915.592.3651
Professor George Torok of EPCC presents an overview from his book, From the Pass to the Pueblos, of the Camino Real Trail with histories and overviews of places in New Mexico, West Texas, and the Ciudad Juarez area.

Who: El Paso Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
What: Earth Day Festival
When: Apr. 19 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Union Plaza, 117 Anthony Street
Contact: Rebecca Munoz 915.541.4942 munozra@elpasotexas.gov
The El Paso Downtown Artist and Farmers Market has teamed up with the City of El Paso’s Office of Sustainability to hold a Earth Day Festival in the Union Plaza District! This year’s event will feature arts and crafts vendors, arts and craft activities for kids of all ages, cooking and gardening demonstrations, food, entertainment and educational booths promoting recycling, waste reduction and the preservation of the environment and natural resources. Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate our community while promoting sustainable lifestyles and eco-friendly options.

Who: San Elizario Historic District
What: Mission Trail Art Market
When: Apr 20, May 18, & June 15 at 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Main Street, San Elizario Historic District
Contact: UTEP Box Office 915.747.5118 uteptheatreboxoffice@yahoo.com
The Mission Trail Art Market is in its 6th Season .Discover the Mission Trail Art Market, The Mission Valley’s premier art and craft sale. Professional artisans from across the region present an amazing selection of quality art and craft. Choose from delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, timeless home accents, and seasonal decorations. Painting, sculpture and photography for the connoisseur. Sweet and savory treats for the gourmet. Enjoy the food concessions and entertainment. The event is pet friendly. In all the Art Galleries in the Historic San Elizario Art District. Plenty of parking. Live entertainment at the Bandido Cantina & Restaurant and more. Two Old West Reenactment Shows of the ‘Billy The Kid Breakout’ at 1 & 3 pm. Galleries remain open until 7 pm.

Who: UTEP Department of Theater and Dance
What: Here We Almost Are
When: April 25, 26, May 1 - 3 at 8 p.m.
Where: Wise Family Theater 2nd floor, Fox Fine Arts Center
Contact: Adriana Dominguez 915.747.6213 adrianad@utep.edu
Broken down on a deserted logging road on their way to Yasgur's farm, home of the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival, two aging divorced hippie wannabes find that a piano has simply appeared on the roof of their air stream trailer. This sets off a bizarre night of everything from rattlesnake bites to psychedelic drug trips to a sexually frustrated serial killer with tree branch for a leg. Against this backdrop of craziness, the couple desperately tries to rekindle the spirit of the 60's in order to revive their long gone romance and discover why they have been put on this earth. Be among the first to experience the world premiere of Her We Almost Are.

Who: UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
What: 2014 Florafest
When: Apr. 26 - 27 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Museum, corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road on the UTEP Campus
Contact: Maribel Villalva 915.747.6669
FloraFEST is the annual fundraiser for the maintenance and operation of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. Shoppers can visit with local Master Gardeners and other plant experts for advice on how to care for their plants at home. Most of the plants sold at FloraFEST are not available at local nurseries or retailers.

Who: El Paso Mission Trail, Inc.
What: El Paso Mission Trail First Thanksgiving Event
When: Apr. 26 at noon - 1 a.m. & Apr. 27 at noon - 10 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Plaza, 1500 Main St., San Elizario, TX 79849
Contact: Geroge C. 915.851.9997 gcord1953@yahoo.com
We are inviting you to one of the greatest historical event at the Veterans Memorial Plaza at San Elizario. This event has been growing very strong in the past years. We are very pleased to invite and to announce to everybody El Paso Mission Trail and the First Thanksgiving Live Reenactment and Celebration. This historical portrayal commemorates the arrival of the first Spanish settlers in this area in April 1598. A company of costumed actors and dancers represent the Native Americans and Spaniards, who give thanks and celebrate after their perilous crossing of the Chihuahua desert and arrival at the banks of the Rio Grande. Come join us *Live Reenactment *Live Bands *Live Performance *Live Flamenco & Folkloric Dancers *Culture Booths *Food Booths Family Entertainment y Mucho Mas

Who: Adventure Zone
What: The Great Cloth Diaper Change
When: Apr. 26 at 11 a.m.
Where: Adventure Zone
Contact: Sara Lindstrom 915.240.6694 gcdcelpaso@gmail.com
Red River Rags and the Sun City Real Diaper Circle will be teaming up to co-host the El Paso site of an international cloth diaper changing event taking place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00am at Adventure Zone in El Paso, TX. In its fourth year with over 135 sites in 11 countries, The Great Cloth Diaper Change event will attempt to break last year’s Guinness World Record™ of 8,301 babies changed at one time.

Who: El Paso Diabetes Association (EPDA)
What: 7th Annual "Race against Diabetes" 2014 5k Run/Walk
When: May 3 at 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Downtown by The Garden, 511 Western in the Union Plaza Entertainment District
Contact: Eva Olivas 915.532.6280 or 915.493.1161 EOlivas@epdiabetes.org
In its 7th year, the EPDA Walk/Run welcomes all age groups, and pets are welcome too. The community is encouraged to form groups of 20 or more to receive the name of their team or company on the shirt. Any group who exceeds 100 people will be able to add their logo to the shirt! The event will include a 1 mile or a 5 mile Walk and a competitive 5KRun. T-shirts will be given to the first 1000 that register. Early registration ends on April 25. Pets will receive a scarf while supplies last. There will no "Day of" Registration. For more information, visit www.epdiabetes.org. To register, go to raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Who: City of El Paso’s Engineering and Construction Management Department
What: Public Meeting Notice
When: May 14 at 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Happiness Senior Center, 563 N. Carolina Dr.
Contact: Geoggrey Espineli 915.212.1836 espineliga@elpasotexas.gov
The City of El Paso’s Engineering and Construction Management Department will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals for the reconstruction of the Carolina Bridge. All interested citizens are invited to attend this meeting to express their views, and discuss the project with City of El Paso representatives. Real-time English-to-Spanish interpretation services will be provided.

Who: Ronald McDonald House
What: 22nd Annual Auction Night and Golf Tournament
When: May 18 and 19
Where: Coronado Country Club
Contact: Frank Lopez 915.542.1522 flopez@rmhcelp.org
The Auction night's theme this year is Viva Las Vegas and features 10 Celebrity Chefs providing dinner along with a silent and live auction. The following day is the Golf Tournament with luch and dinner provided as well as prizes for golfers. All monies stay in El Paso to provide a home away form home to fasmilies with seriously ill children seeking medical attention in El paso.

Who: UTEP Department of Theater and Dance
What: Chicano Theater Series
When: May 30-31 & June 1 at 7 p.m.
Where: Basement Theater Fox Fine Arts Center UTEP
Contact: Rebecca Rivas 915.747.5231 rrivas2@utep.edu
Join the Department of Theater and Dance for an evening of THEATER and DANCE! SAZON DE MUJER directed by UTEP student Julia Sosa & PARA NO HACER a collaboration between dance and theater majors giving life to two or more short stories from the book: Sun, Stones and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories.

Who: UTEP Department of Theater and Dance
What: Summer Theater Camps
When: June 9 - 27
Where: UTEP
Contact: Adriana Dominguez 915.747.6213
Acting Camps that focuses on the acting and rehearsal process. All students will learn the fundamentals of theatre culminating in a live performance for family and friends on the last day of the camp.

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