Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt at Sycamore Community Center

Kids and adults visiting The Casa Blanca Inn on Saturday, April 3rd can hop on over to the Sycamore Park Community Center for a fun filled Easter Egg hunt. Festivities for the entire family include games, snacks, and entertainment, all set in the open fields and bluffs of Sycamore Park.

Sycamore Park is located at 1051 Sycamore Street, South of Murray Drive, between Graham Road and Griffith Road. For more information, call 505-566-2480 or visit Farmington’s Parks and Recreation Website.

The Casa Blanca Inn, The Don Gaspar Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Mexico History at Chaco Canyon

If you are visiting The Casa Blanca Inn to experience New Mexico history, a trip to Chaco Canyon will exceed your expectations. A major center of ancestral Puebloan culture, Chaco Canyon was the center of a thriving culture a thousand years ago, a hub of ceremony, trade, and administration for the prehistoric Four Corners area. When you visit Chaco Canyon, the grand scale of the architecture against a backdrop of stunning landscapes will surprise you. Chaco is remarkable for its multi-storied public buildings, ceremonial buildings, and distinctive architecture. These structures required considerable planning, designing, organizing of labor, and engineering to construct.

Many Southwest Indian people look upon Chaco as an important stop along their clans' sacred migration paths-a spiritual place to be honored and respected. While visiting, explore Una Vida, Hungo Pavi, Chetro Ketl, Pueblo Bonito, Casa Rinconada, Pueblo del Arroyo, Petroglyph Trail and Outliers. For information and directions, reference the National Park Service or call (505) 786-7014 ext. 221.

The Casa Blanca Inn, The Don Gaspar Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Infamous Stringdusters return to Durango

Casa Blanca Inn guests will be excited to know that the Stringdusters are returning to Durango on Thursday, March 25th at 7:30 pm. Known for their bluegrass style, members of the band offer a broad melting pot of American music with training in classical, jazz, hard rock, and country. Based in Nashville, Tenn., the band consists of six unique, professional players who are steeped in the tradition of bluegrass vocal harmony as well as the progressive edge of instrumental music.

The Stringdusters will perform with special guest Lonesome Stew at the Community Concert Hall at FLC in Durango. For tickets and information, visit Durango’s Concerts or call (970) 247-7657.

The Casa Blanca Inn
, The Don Gaspar Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Art Walk in Downtown Farmington

On April 9th guests of the Casa Blanca Inn can stroll through historic Downtown Farmington from 5pm to 9pm to celebrate the season of beauty with art receptions and open houses at many Downtown locations. Coordinated by the Farmington Downtown Association, and sponsored by Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, Spring Art Walk encourages you to appreciate local art and all that Downtown Farmington has to offer. Art Walk maps will be available at any of the participating downtown locations. For information, call (505) 599-1419.

Casa Blanca Inn, The Don Gaspar Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Mexico Main Street 25th Anniversary Poster Competition

Attention all New Mexico resident artists and guests of The Casa Blanca Inn! The Economic Development Department's New Mexico Main Street Program is conducting a competition for the selection of the 25th Anniversary New Mexico Main Street Commemorative Poster.

An original artwork, which depicts New Mexico’s Main Street communities, will be selected for reproduction and display in New Mexico Main Street communities. The selected artist will receive $1,000 and 50 copies of the Commemorative Poster.

The entry deadline for artwork is March 11, 2010 and the winning poster image will be unveiled in June, 2010. The artists will be acknowledged at the New Mexico Main Street 25th Anniversary Symposium and Awards Dinner August 14, 2010. View competition details or call Friends of New Mexico Main Street at 505.748.4410.

The Casa Blanca Inn, The Don Gaspar Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of the Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Heart of the Southwest Exhibit at the Artifacts Gallery

When guests stay at The Casa Blanca Inn they always enjoy taking a stroll into town to experience the plethora of local experiences that make this area so unique. This month, The Artifacts Gallery is on the list of must see venues, with its current Heart of the Southwest exhibit. Running through March 30th, the gallery is displaying the works of fifty local and area artist’s original works.

Artifacts Gallery is known for its selection of watercolor, pottery, handmade furniture, books, and mixed media for sale. With twelve artists in residence, the gallery experience is highlighted with a first-hand view of artists at work. Their latest addition is The Chili Store, where you can find a variety of New Mexico chili products, including salsa, dry mixes, jellies, and hot sauces.

The Artifacts Gallery is located in the historic Farmington Lumber building in downtown Farmington. For hours of operation and further information, call (505)327-2907.

The Casa Blanca Inn, The Don Gaspar Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of the Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.