Summer Day Camps for Kids
The Museum’s Summer Camps for Kids continue and offer a wide variety of fun, hands-on learning opportunities. All of the camps are full except two — “Time Travelers” July 7-9 for ages 9 to 14; and “All Things Southwestern” Aug. 4-6 for ages 8 to 12. Pre-registration is required as camps fill up quickly. Prices range from $25 to $40.
Culture Series: Good Old Summertime
July 9, 7 p.m.
Good Old Summertime is brought inside as the “Storytellers of Las Cruces” share tales from summers past. Some of the characters include: Sarah Addison as Juba, Henry Ludwig as Billy the Kid, Grits Wrangler, Loni Todoroki as The Lady with the Hats, Florence Hamilton, Douglas Jackson, and Preciliana Sandoval as La Morena. Come listen, participate and smile. Donations will be accepted for admission.
Ice Cream Sunday
July 19, 12-4 p.m.
America’s favorite summer treat — ice cream — is the star of the Museum’s most popular event of the summer. The 12th-annual Ice Cream Sunday features tin-can ice cream making, dairy demonstrations, scavenger hunt, children’s activities, plant sale, mariachi music by Espuelas de Plata, living history characters, and the popular annual ice cream sandwich eating contest. The age categories for the contest are: 4-6, 7-10, 11-13, 14-17, and 18-and-over. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. The event’s first 600 paid visitors will receive a coupon for a free 5-ounce cup of Caliche’s Frozen Custard, which will be served at the Museum throughout the afternoon. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, and $3 for children 4 to 17. Aside from Caliche’s Frozen Custard, main sponsors include Southwest Dairy Farmers and GH Dairy.
For more information, please call (575) 522-4100. www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88011