Cultural Bytes: Recycle Art Fest & A Vintage Steam Train Visits NM

- November 3, 2011

“Union Pacific Vintage Steam Train to visit New Mexico…”

“Land of Enchantment Centennial Special” will run November 4 – 9

In honor of its Statehood Centennial, “The Land of Enchantment Centennial Special,” an historic steam train (Locomotive No. 844), will tour New Mexico to help celebrte the state’s 100th anniversary of statehood. Steam Locomotive No. 844 is the last steam engine built for Union Pacific Railroad and will travel from Tucumcari to Lordsburg November 4-9, 2011.

Visitors can view the train at the following community whistle stops and events:

Tucumcari – Nov. 4, 3 p.m. and Nov. 5, 8 a.m., 100 E. Railroad Ave.
Santa Rosa – Nov. 5, 9:45-10:15 a.m., 21 N. 4th St.
Vaughn – Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Vaughn Station
Carrizozo – Nov. 5, 12:45-1:15 p.m., near 4th and Court Ave.
Alamogordo – Nov. 5, 2:30 p.m. and Nov. 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Alameda Park, White Sands Blvd.
Santa Teresa – Nov. 9, 8:45-9:15 a.m., Foamex Rd. Crossing
Deming – Nov. 9, 11-11:30 a.m., 100 E. Railroad Blvd.
Lordsburg – Nov. 9, 12:45 p.m. and Nov. 10, 8 a.m., 401 Southern Pacific

Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival is November 11 - 13 at El Museo Cultural in the Railyard

The 13th annual Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, which focuses on a recommitment to recycling, is scheduled for November 11-13 at El Museo Cultural in the Santa Fe Railyard District.
The festival begins with a fashion show and art opening from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 11. Activities continue over the weekend with more than 50 artists selling wares made out of at least 75% recycled or reused material. The festival continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival is held in conjunction with National America Recycles Day on November 15. During this nationwide event citizens are encouraged to complete a pledge form and commit to recycling. “This is a great opportunity for Santa Feans to learn about recycling and at the same time have some fun,” said Keep Santa Fe Beautiful Coordinator Gilda Montaño.

Admission on Friday is $5 plus a separate $5 admission for the fashion show. There is no admission charge on Saturday and Sunday.

Keep Santa Fe Beautiful Inc. is a not-for-profit volunteer program dedicated to environmental education, litter awareness and prevention and beautification programs.