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  Cactus Festival
5th Annual Cactus & Succulent Festival at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens. Guided hikes, workshops, activities for kids! Some fees may apply. For workshop information, registration, price and class limits call 432-364-2499 or visit www.cdri.org.

3:00pm [3:00pm]Opening Reception
Opening Reception, 3-6pm as Ballroom Marfa launches a new show - Paul Villinski's Emergency Response Studio - a solar-powered, mobile artist's studio repurposed from a salvaged FEMA-style trailer. Emergency Response Studio was conceived by Villinski after visiting Post-Katrina New Orleans, a scene he felt was still comparable to a war-torn region in 2006. The trailer itself has been completely transfigured from a "toxic tin-can" of a FEMA trailer into a sustainably-built, off the grid living and work space. Solar powered and constructed with green materials - including recycled denim insulation, zero-VOC paints, bamboo cabinetry, compact fluorescent lighting, reclaimed wood and floor tiles made from linseed oil - the Emergency Response Studio is a prototype for self-sufficient, mobile housing with a minimized carbon footprint.

5:00pm [5:00pm]Meet Trail Rider & BBQ Dinner
Meet the cast and crew of the Marfa to Big Bend Ranch State Park Outreach Trail Ride and enjoy a BBQ dinner! 7th & 8th grade students from Marfa, El Paso & Carrollton Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept and Boy Scouts of America will all be present. The Trail Ride travels from Marfa with destinations in Alamito Creek Basin, Mitchell, MacGuire and Hubbard Ranches and Big Bend State Park. At the Marfa Fairgrounds and Ag Barn 5-7pm.