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New Mexico State University events Oct. 26 to Nov. 5

NMSU MUSEUM PRESENTS SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOP


he New Mexico State University Museum hosts family-oriented arts and crafts activities every Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. through Dec. 8.
On Oct. 27, participants will make sugar skulls for part of Día de los Muertos celebations.
On Nov. 3, the family workshop will be to make a Maya Tree of life.
The workshops are free, materials are provided, and no sign-up is necessary. For large groups, call ahead to ensure enough supplies are available.
For more information call (505) 646-3739.

NMSU THEATRE ARTS PRESENTS 'A WALK IN THE DESERT'
The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts in collaboration with the American Southwest Theatre Company will present "A Walk in the Desert" Oct. 26 and 27 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus.
Written by NMSU Theatre Arts Department Head Ruth Cantrell, "A Walk in the Desert" tells the tale of a girl who learns about the beauty of the American Southwest through music and dance. It is choreographed by Debra Knapp, head of the NMSU Dance Program.
For more details or tickets, call the ASTC box office at (575) 646-4515 or 1-800-646-ASTC.

NMSU TO HOST PREMIERE OF NEW MUSICAL, "EXTINCTION: A LOVE STORY"
"Extinction," a love story about dinosaurs produced by Mark Medoff and the Dona Ana Lyric Opera, will run Oct. 25 through 28 at the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall.
Written by Las Cruces artist Bob Diven, "Extinction" tells the tale of six paleontologists who make a staggering discovery that takes them back to the last days of the dinosaurs.
Performance times vary. For ticket information visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (575) 532-2060 or the Pan Am box office at (575) 646-1420.

UNION PROGRAM COUNCIL TO HOLD HALLOWEEN HOWL
The New Mexico State University Union Program Council will hold "Halloween Howl" from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Corbett Center Ballrooms.
The event will include games and booths by NMSU organizations as well as a haunted house, which will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. One can of food per person is requested for admission.
For more information call (575) 646-3200.

CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND BORDER STUDIES PRESENTS SPEAKER
A public lecture by social psychologist Cecilia Santiago Vera will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 by the Center for Latin American and Border Studies in the Nason House at New Mexico State University.
As part of a U.S. tour by the Mexico Solidarity Network, Santiago Vera's lecture will focus on the struggles of indigenous communities against militarization and injustice in Chiapas, Mexico. A short film by cooperative Mujeres por la Dignidad Zapatista also will be shown.
The Nason House is located at 1200 University Ave., directly across from Kinko's.
For more information call (575) 646-6814.