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November Roundup
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Chopra as one of the Top 100 Icons and
Heroes of the Century.
Chamber of Commerce Gala — The
115th annual Greater El Paso Chamber of
Commerce gala featuring world class entertainment by the Pink Flamingos at 6:30 p.m. to
midnight Friday, Nov. 21, at El Paso
Convention Center. Tickets: $100. Dress is
formal cocktail attire. Information/RSVP: 5340530. Online registration at elpaso.org.
‘Toys For Kids’ Parade — The Las Cruces
Motorcyclists’34th annual toy drive parade
begins at noon Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Mesilla
Valley Mall and ending at the Las Cruces
Convention Center at University and El Paseo.
Toys will be given to children in the Tresco
Tots Program. Registration is 9 to 11:30 a.m. at
Mesilla Valley Mall.
Bike show, live music, door prizes, grand
prize drawing, raffles, a silent auction, vendors
and more follow at Convention Center. Fee:
$10, plus $7 or more new toy donation (fee
includes meal and two beverages). Information,
registration: (575) 527-7552, (575) 523-1061,
(575) 527-4930 or toysforkids-lc.org.
Non-participants may donate toys at Tresco
Tots, 2325 E. Nevada or Wheelsport, 105
Hanks through Nov. 23.
Fort Bliss
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid
driver’s license, car insurance and registration.
Check beforehand to see which gates are open
to the public. The Buffalo Soldiers Gate at
Airport and Airway is usually always open.
Catholic Women of the Chapel — The
CWOC meets 9 a.m. Fridays (except holiday
weekends) at the Religious Activities Center,
Building #449 on Fort Bliss. Meetings consist of
fellowship, saying the rosary, craft making projects or Bible studies. Child care provided free
of charge. This year’s theme is “Works of
Mercy.” Information:
[email protected]
The group’s annual “Ladies’ Night Out” is
Friday, Nov. 14, at the Center. Contact
CWOC for details.
Fort Bliss Bow & Gun Club — 3730 Roy
Johnson Lane. Rifle and pistol shooting competitions are held almost every weekend. Visitors
can watch for free. Food available at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there: Take Railroad
Drive to Deer; turn right. Information: 5682983 or blissmwr.com/bowandgun.
Turkey shoot begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
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‘Treasures of the Southwest,” Charity
Art Auction — Open Arms Community
hosts its charity auction 1:30 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29, at St. Pius X Hall, 1050
North Clark, featuring live and silent auctions,
music and refreshments, and sale tables of collectibles and gift items. Music provided by 7th
Avenue Band. Admission is free. Information:
595-0589 or openarmscommunity.org.
Funds raised will benefit the Open
Arms/Centro Santa Fe Food Bank and Help for
the Poor. Local artists include Alberto
Escamilla, Bert Saldaña, R.J. Williams, Patricia
Renteria, Al Borrego, Manuel Alvarado, Hal
Marcus, Candy Meyer and Krystyna Robbins.
Founded in 1972 as a small prayer group,
Open Arms now offers food bank, distribution
center for clothes, household goods, and emergency help for families in economic crisis.
Blanket Drive — El Paso Fire Department
and Extreme Weather Task Force is collecting
new blankets to very young, elderly and/or ill in
need through the winter months.
Recommendations for those in need of blankets
are also being taken. Information, locations:
elpasotexas.gov/fire-department/fanrequests.php. Those in need of blankets may
call 2-1-1 Texas for assistance.
Hispanic Chamber Fiesta — El Paso
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 24th annual
Fiesta and Piñata Bash is 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5,
at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive.
Keynote speaker is Billy Beane, Oakland A’s
general manager. Tickets: $85 ($75 members).
Tables: $1,500 ($1,250 members). The Piñata
Bash features thousands of dollars in prizes
Information/RSVP: 566-4066 or ephcc.org.
Kelly Squashes Hunger — Kelly Memorial
Food Pantry, 1140 St. Vrain, hosts a fundraising
evening of food and music 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 7. Local chefs compete for best dish using
winter squash. Children’s activities and alternative holiday gift cards will be available. Cost:
$25 ($50 household). Information: (pantry)
533-2674 or (Jeannine Kennedy) 525-5254.
November 2014
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