Friday, April 30, 2010

This Weekend in El Paso

Queer Prom at UTEP will be this Saturday
The Queer Prom on Saturday is hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso's Queer Student Alliance. The event is sponsored by the Rainbow Miner Initiative, the Campus Activities Board and the Student Government Association. The theme is Masquerade Goes GaGa, a reference to popular glam recording artist Lady Gaga. The dance will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center on Wiggins Road. Proceeds will help two area nonprofit groups that advocate for alternative lifestyles.

Season openers for the Horizon City youth baseball league. Fri Nite/Saturday.

Scenic Drive Clean-up
Sunday, May 2
District 2 of the City of El Paso (Susie Byrd) is sponsoring a massive clean-up of Scenic Drive this Sunday, May 2, beginning at 7 a.m. on the east side (Richmond entrance) and at 8 a.m. on the west side (Rim Road/Robinson entrance). Keep El Paso Beautiful and the Newman Park Neighborhood Association are co-sponsors.

The clean-up will include picking-up litter along the drive as well as “off road” trash stuck on plants and debris scattered down the slopes. Keep El Paso Beautiful is providing bags and gloves. Those who wish to participate may pick-up a bag at either end of Scenic Drive. Filled bags will be collected at both ends and the City of El Paso Environmental Services will collect them after the event.

Special Olympics Aquatics Competition Saturday May 1st, 9am to 12pm. Public Pool located at the south end of Yarbough and The Border Highway

Miracle League "Cars in the Park" Saturday 10am Ponder Park on Viscount (Near Burgess HS)... See More... See More

White Sands moonlight bike ride tonight! Full Moon Bike Ride
The April 30th full moon bike ride has reached capacity. We are no longer accepting reservations for this event. The next full moon bike ride is scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2010. Please check this site on September 23 to make reservations for the October ride.

Sun City Film Festival: UTEP's Cinema Novo will show the sci-fi indie thriller "Sleep Dealer" at 7 p.m. today in the UTEP Union Cinema, followed by a discussion with Carlos Ortega of UTEP's Chicano/a Studies department. Student films will be screened starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 747-7690, 747-5481;

Relay for Life: Fort Bliss Relay for Life, a 24-hour cancer fundraiser, will be from 7 p.m. today to 7 p.m. May 1 at the Stout Gym track on post. To register or sponsor a team, or for more information, go online to

K-9 Classic "Walk for All Pets:" More than 600 pet owners and their best friends are expected at the 1-mile pet walk Saturday at Cohen Stadium. The event, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., also includes a pet fashion show, owner-dog lookalike contest and other competitions. $25 for the first pet in advance; $30 at the door; $5 for each additional pet. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of El Paso.

Tour of the Gila: You can see seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong race in downtown Silver City, N.M., Saturday at 3:15 p.m. in a stage of the SRAM Tour of the Gila. The start and finish is at Bullard and Sixth.

Diabetes run-walk: The 5K run and 1-mile walk will start at 8 a.m. Sunday at El Dorado High School, 12401 Edgemere. $15 for the walk, $20 for the run; $25 on race day for each. Proceeds benefit El Paso Diabetes Association. 478-5663.

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