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This is one of my favorite events of the year - especially Jim Hasting's (the Gringo Gourmet) cooking with cactus as well as the cactus and succulent sale:
El Paso City Council decreed November as "Cactus Appreciation Month". The El Paso Cactus and Rock Club is hosting a program open to the public to kick off the celebration on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. Informative briefings, a cooking with cactus demonstration, literature, and CDs are offered at no charge to attendees. Native and exotic cacti and other succulents can be purchased. The program will be at the El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant St., located in Memorial Park. MAP Light refreshments will be available. Admission is free. There is parking available behind the building. For more information: Virginia Morris, email@example.com or 915-833-7637.
9 AM DVD presentation on Cacti and Other Succulents.
10 AM What is a Cactus?
11 AM Cooking with Cacti Demonstration
12 PM Succulents: Around the World to Your Backyard
1 PM Propagation & Care of Cacti in Your Landscape
9 AM to 2 PM Sale of Native & Exotic Cacti and Succulents
El Paso Cactus & Rock Club
The Gringo Gourmet