Upcoming Kingston/Hillsboro Events

Here’s the line-up of upcoming planned events for March at the Hillsboro Community Center as well as a few other events to save the date for in Kingston. The programs, ranging from films to presentations to music, are free and open to the public. Mark your calendar now.


Saturday, March 2  at 4 – 5:30pmDocumentary Film: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time, at the Hillsboro Community Center. Afterwards there will be a Question-and-Answer session with Dr. Stephen R. Fox – Historian, and Steve Morgan – Aldo Leopold Chautauquan.

Sunday, March 3 at 3:00-4:30 pm – Presentation: “Apache Treaties: Land, Power, and Race in Gila Wilderness” by Dr. Jeffery Shepherd (UTEP) at the Hillsboro Community Center

Friday, March 8 at 4pm – 6pm – Short Documentary Films and Potluck – Legacies of the Gila, Stewardship of the Gila, Tales of the Gila Trout NMSU student films at the Hillsboro Community CenterPlease join us afterwards for a community potluck and a chance to mingle with the filmmakers.

Saturday, March 16,  4pm – 5:30pm“Aldo Leopold and the Gila Wilderness” – A Living History (Chautauqua) performance by Naturalist Steve Morgan, at the Hillsboro Community Center

Saturday, April 13, 4 – 5:30 pm — Documentary film: “Legacy of the Weeks Act” — Hillsboro Community Center, Hillsboro, NM   This film brings to life a little-known act of congress, which is why we have National Forests on the East coast and beautiful fall colors in the New England states.


Friday, May 31, 2024, 4:00 -8:00 p.m. at the Black Range Lodge, Kingston

Gila Wilderness Land Blessing and Talking Circle with Flower Hill Institute; Jemez Youth Dancers (Brophie Toledo and Roger Fragua); Featured musician Randy Granger

Black Range Poetry & Pickin’ Festival at the Black Range Lodge, Kingston

Saturday, June 1, 20244-8 pm, Music, Poetry, Books, Non-profit booths, food & wine

Sunday, June 2, 202410am-4pm, Music, Poetry, Books, Non-profit booths, food & wine


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John Johanek
John Johanek

John Johanek spent 40 years in publishing including four years as art director for Popular Mechanics in New York. He then founded his own design consulting firm with clients worldwide. His firm earned the highest awards in magazine design excellence. He’s written numerous articles on the fine points of magazine design in leading industry magazines and presented hundreds of design seminars and workshops for major trade conferences, publishing organizations and private publishers stateside and internationally. He and his wife Durrae have authored two books on Montana (his home state): Montana Behind the Scenes and Montana Folks. For the past several years John has pursued his passion for art and now he and Durrae operate Zia Gallery in Truth or Consequences to showcase their work. He is a member of the board of directors of the Sierra County Public-Interest Journalism Project.

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