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New Mexico State University events Oct. 20-26

THE PAN AMERICAN DANCE INSTITUTE PRESENTS LITERACY THROUGH MOVEMENT PROGRAM


The Pan American Dance Institute of NMSU will present its Literacy Through Movement program at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Rentfrow Gym on the NMSU campus. Rentfrow Gym is located at the corner of Stewart and Williams. Literacy Through Movement is an interactive children's program designed to promote literacy, stimulate new ideas, engage the kinesthetic intelligence and get children interested in reading by bringing books to life through dance, music and theater.

Thanks to a grant from the Stocker Foundation, the performance is will cost $1 per child age 12 and under and $2 for all others. For more information, call or email Kristie Garcia at 575-646-2070 or kmgarcia@nmsu.edu.

FREE PUBLIC STORY TIME READING WITH CURIOUS GEORGE

Children will get two chances to meet one of their most beloved storybook characters when Curious George takes part in a Story Time reading at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and again at noon on Sunday, Oct. 21, in the second floor southeast Living Room of Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café. Both readings are free and open to the public.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces and provides free parking in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information or visit http://on.fb.me/QumncY.

LITERACY EVENTS ON NEW MEXICO HISTORY

At noon on Oct. 20, New Mexico State Historian Rick Hendricks' lecture will explore the intrigue and controversy surrounding the planning for the construction of a dam that would place tens of thousands of acres in the Mesilla Valley under irrigation. The idea of establishing an agricultural colony on a portion of the 20,000-acre Brazito Land Grant in Dońa Ana County was a largely unknown but integral component of Dr. Nathan Boyd's original plan to construct the dam that eventually became Elephant Butte Dam.

At 2p.m. Oct. 20, NMSU Archivist and Associate Professor Martha Shipman Andrews will read from her title, "Out of the Shadows: The Women of Southern New Mexico." Andrews has won two 2009 NM Books Awards and the Centennial Award for one of the "100 Best Books of NM." A signing will follow the reading.

Both lectures will be held at Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café located at 1400 E. University Ave. and are free to the public. Parking is provided in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-1427 or "Join" http://on.fb.me/QumncY for updates.

CLABS FALL SPEAKER SERIES CONTINUES

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will continue its fall speaker series with Raul Lira at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Nason House. Lira, a visiting researcher from Chile, will discuss his research at the arid-lands agricultural field station Kampanaike located in the Patagonian region on the border of Chile and Argentina. His talk is titled "Ranching at the End of the World: Sheep in Chilean Patagonia."

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The Nason House is located at 1070 University Ave., across from FedEx/Kinkos.

AGGIE ATHLETICS PRESENTS SOFTBALL, SOCCER, GOLF

Softball will face Midland College in a scrimmage at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and again at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the NM State Softball Complex. These events are free and open to the public.

Softball will also face Eastern Arizona in a scrimmage at noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at the NM State Softball Complex. This event is free and open to the public.

Soccer will face the University of Texas-San Antonio at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Aggie Soccer Complex. Seniors will be honored prior to the game.

Men's Golf will host the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate Golf tournament Monday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the NMSU Golf Course.

For more information on the games and ticket pricing, visit nmstatesports.com or call the Pan Am Ticket office at 575-646-1420.

PAN AM TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR GEORGE STRAIT, HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

Having broken the Pan American Center attendance record in 2011, George Strait will entertain Las Cruces audiences one last time when "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour" takes to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April. 6. Accompanying Strait on his final ride will be country sensation, Martina McBride.

Tickets are available at the Pan American Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at http://bit.ly/QPJAXt. Tickets range in price from $74.25 - $94.25 plus any applicable fees. For more information, call 575-646-1420.

The Original Harlem Globetrotters will return to NMSU's Pan American Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, for an evening of basketball tricks and stunts like you've never seen before.

Tickets to this fun, family-friendly event will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Pan Am Ticket Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or online at http://bit.ly/PsY23t . However, tickets can be purchased in the week-long presale from 10 a.m. Oct. 15 to Oct. 21 online at http://bit.ly/PsY23t with the password GLOBIE. Presale tickets are 25 percent off the regular ticket price, which ranges from $20-$77 plus any applicable fees.

For more information, call 575-646-1420 or "Join" the Facebook event page at http://on.fb.me/OlUqEy.