Below are descriptions of the Community House activities. For days and times, please check the calendar or the weekly summer schedule.
Arbor Day Celebration – Thursday, June 22, 2017
Come join in the fun of Red River’s 5th Annual Arbor Day Celebration! The festivities start at the Community House and then move to Brandenburg Park for the planting of the Arbor Day Tree. After that, we return to the Community House for more activities. Special guests are always a possibility!
Boat Building and Races
This is a great family activity! Build a boat on the Community House lawn using wood, nails, and paint! It takes about an hour to paint and decorate your boat and then to let it dry. Make sure to give your boat a name and then it will race it down the Red River! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Rules for Boat Building
- Nail your boat only on the sidewalk.
- Paint your boat on the tarp on the lawn.
- Use 2-5 pieces of wood.
- Put some paint on your boat.
- Give your boat a name.
- Clean up your materials after you’re finished.
A fun evening for Red River teens ages 13-17 – both visitors and residents. You don’t want to miss the fun. We’ll have food, video games, music, ping pong, and other activities! See you there!
Country Dance Lessons
This class will have you two-step’ and boot scooting’ in no time. All skill levels welcome.
Explore Nature Programs
- Nature Discovery Camp – At the Red River Community House’s NATURE DISCOVERY CAMP, children will experience the wonders of nature that surround Red River. They will use their senses to learn about birds, bugs, flowers, trees, water, weather, and more through a variety of hands-on outdoor and indoor activities. Camp participants will receive a free T-shirt and other goodies. There is no fee for the camp; however, enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required. Go to RedRiverCommunityHouse.org for quick and easy sign-up.
- Exploration Station – Learn more about nature at this hand-on resource table.
- Kids Nature Hour – A special time to acquaint children with the wonders of nature through books, games, and crafts. Activities will be appropriate for ages 5-12.
- Red River Ranger Program – Kids! Become a Red River Ranger! Pick up a booklet at the Community House, complete the activities, and earn your Red River Ranger award!
- Nature Hikes – An easy hike on the Red River Nature Trail or other nearby locations. Learn about the plants and geology of the area. Suitable for all ages. Meet at the Community House. Please bring water, rain gear, and wear comfortable shoes to the hike.
- Flower Walks – Learn about the beautiful wildflowers found in and around Red River on this fun and interesting walk – you don’t want to miss it! Meet at the Community House.
5th Annual Dulcimer Festival – Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5, 2017
Join us for workshops, concerts, singing, and jamming! Don’t know what a dulcimer is? Sign up for a workshop and you’ll be playing in no time. Fun for all!
This is one of the Community House’s most popular activities! There will be line dancing, family games, and much more! Bring your whole family for a great time.
Fitness Fun in the Mountains
A fitness activity featuring flexibility, strength training, and a cardio workout. And yes, fitness CAN be fun!
Games on the Lawn
Join the millions of people worldwide who are using GPS units to find hidden “treasures.” This is a wonderful family activity. With GPS units provided by the Community House, you will be geocaching in no time. Ages 12 and up. Pre-register on the porch of the Community House. In the event of inclement weather, an indoor introduction to geocaching will be held but the outdoor activity will be cancelled.
Hobbies in the House
Every Sunday afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30 pm there will be a different local craftsman teaching their craft at the Community House. This is an awesome way to learn about a new activity!
Laptops and Internet access are available daily except when activities take up the entire building, such as church, square dancing, etc.
Jammin’ on the Porch
Join other musicians for some acoustic jammin’ on the porch of the Community House. If you don’t play an instrument, stop by to listen.
July 4th Family Games
Join us for a Red River tradition! Mom-dad-brother-sister-aunt-uncle-grandma-grandpa-husband-wife-etc. can all compete in an egg toss that almost causes an egg shortage in the area! Also, sack races and three-legged races will he held. Family fun for all! Don’t miss it!!!
Children ages 5-10, join us for a fun-filled hour of crafts.
Dancing has been a long-time tradition at the Community House. Everyone enjoys line dancing – parents, grandparents, and children. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never danced before or if you’re a pro – we have a line dance teacher who will lead the way!
Middle Fork Lake Hike
This is a somewhat strenuous guided hike to one of the prettiest mountain lakes in the Red River area! We’ll hike up to the lake, have lunch, and then hike back down. Bring a sack lunch. The hike is 4 miles with a 1,200 foot elevation gain. Meet at the Community House. We will carpool to the trailhead.
Movies in the Mountains
Every Wednesday night we’ll watch a fun family movie on the Community House lawn! Bring blankets and lawn chairs if you like. There will be popcorn available.
Music in the Mountains
The Community House has a wide variety of music concerts during the summer! Come listen to country, rock n’ roll, bluegrass, gospel, folk, southwestern, and cowboy music – you never know what type of concert might be going on!
Take your photography to the next level! Learn some basic photography techniques and then put them to use in a guided photo walk around town. Bring your smartphone or digital camera to the class. All ages welcome, but photographers under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
5th Annual Red River Bluegrass Festival – September 14-17, 2017
Great music, interesting workshops, and free family fun for all at the 2nd Annual Red River Bluegrass Days. Don’t miss it!
Red River History Hike
This is an easy hike in Red River. The entire hike is about 1.5 miles long. You’ll learn about the history, geography, and culture of Red River and northern New Mexico on this hike. Please bring water, rain gear, and wear comfortable shoes.
Record your memories of Red River in our family scrapbooking class. Participants have a choice of creating a mini scrapbook, a scrapbook page, a journal or a card to send. Come and create!
S’mores & Storytelling
Come make a few s’mores at the Community House! This is a great activity to do as a family. After s’mores, enjoy a special story.
60 and Over Dessert Time
Join others age 60 and over for desserts and fellowship. Both visitors and residents are welcome.
Square & Round Dancing
A variety of square and round dance festivals are held at the Community House. Visit our Festivals page for more information.
Sunday Worship Service
- 10:15 am Coffee & Fellowship
- 10:30 am Church Service
A non-denominational worship service is held on Sunday mornings at the Community House. The sermon is delivered by a visiting speaker. There is a children’s Sunday school during the sermon. Everyone is welcome!
Vacation Bible School – July 10-13, 2017
The Community House proudly hosts a Vacation Bible School each summer. It is open to all children – residents and visitors – ages 5 through the 9th grade.
Join your friends (or make new ones) for coffee and conversation.
Yoga increases flexibility, improves balance, muscle tone and strength, and relieves stress by calming the mind.