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Events calendar - March 11

 

March 11, 2020



Today

• Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840

• Teens and Tweens spring break programming: “Game On: Xbox one free play and board games” (bring your favorite board games) — 2 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Open to ages 9-18. Information: 575-356-3940

 

Thursday

• Preschool storytime — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840

• Rural Bookmobile East in House — 10:30-11:30 a.m., House Municipal Schools, 309 N. Apple St., House. 11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m., House Village Community Center, 110 S. Apple St., House. Information: 575-461-1824

• Coronavirus conference call for businesses and employers — 11 a.m.-noon. Hosted by the New Mexico Department of Health to provide interim guidance for employers on COVID-19. Conference call information: 844-211-4792, conference ID number: 8766030572. Information: email [email protected]

• Read with Gunther the therapy dog — 11 a.m.-noon, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Space is limited; sign up available at the front desk. Information: 575-769-7840

• Blood drive — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bloodmobile, Walmart, 1604 E. Spruce, Portales. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Information: 877-258-4825

• Teens and Tweens spring break programming: Movie Madness: “The NeverEnding Story” (PG, 94 minutes) — 2 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Open to ages 9-18. Information: 575-356-3940

• Clovis-Carver Public Library Page Turners Book Club — 6:30-7:30 p.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Discussion of “How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig. Information: 575-763-9687

 

Friday

• Early packet pickup for the March 14 9th annual Leap for Life Fun Run — noon-6 p.m., Pregnancy Resource Center, 621 N. Main St., Clovis. Packets available for tomorrow’s run. Information: 575-935-5433

• Clovis/Curry County 50-Plus Olympics registration — 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Roy Walker Recreation Center, 316 W. Second St., Clovis. Information: Reuben Gonzales, 575-769-7868.

• Clovis Evening Lions’ Club Gun, Knife, and Coin Show — 1-7 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. $5 general admission; $4 military discount for active duty military and spouse; children under 12 free with adult; three-day admission pass $10. Food vendors on site. Information: Joe Whitehurst at 575-760-1379

• Teens and Tweens spring break programming: “Canvas Art: Do What You Want, Your Way” — 2 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Open to ages 9-18. Information: 575-356-3940

 

Saturday

• 9th annual Leap for Life Fun Run — 7:45 a.m., Ned Houk Memorial Park, Highway 209 north of Clovis. Check-in/packet pick-up and day-of registration 7:45-8:30 a.m. 10K, 5K, and 1K races with staggered start times. 5K and 1K races are stroller friendly. Registration cost: running-10K — $35; running/walking-5K — $25; kids (6-12 years old) fun run/walk 5K — $15; family (adult)-1K — $20; kids (2-12)-1K — $10; virtual run — any distance, any place — $25. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center. Register in person at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 621 N. Main St., Clovis, or register online at: https://www.active.com/clovis-nm/running/leap-for-life-fun-run-2020. Information: 575-935-5433

• Clovis Evening Lions’ Club Gun, Knife, and Coin Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. $5 general admission; $4 military discount for active duty military and spouse; children under 12 free with adult; three-day admission pass $10. Food vendors on site. Information: Joe Whitehurst at 575-760-1379

• Read with Gunther the therapy dog — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Space is limited; sign up available at the front desk. Information: 575-769-7840

• Clovis/Curry County 50-Plus Olympics registration — noon-2 p.m., Roy Walker Recreation Center, 316 W. Second St., Clovis. Information: Reuben Gonzales, 575-769-7868

• Lego Club — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840

• Beer-Versary Block Party & 575 Foodie Fest St. Patrick’s Day celebration — 4-10 p.m., fourth block of Main Street, Clovis. MainStreet Mixer fundraiser to support Clovis MainStreet. Local food trucks, live music, beer garden in the Levine's building space for adults 21 and over. Access to food truck area is free; tickets needed for beer garden and live music. Adult tickets $10 includes one beer and souvenir cup for first 500 sold; ages 13-20, $5; kids 12 and under, free. Information: 575-309-8370

 

Sunday

• Clovis Evening Lions’ Club Gun, Knife, and Coin Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. $5 general admission; $4 military discount for active duty military and spouse; children under 12 free with adult; three-day admission pass $10. Food vendors on site. Information: Joe Whitehurst at 575-760-1379

 

Monday

• Nursing Peer Forum — Noon-1 p.m., Career Services at Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Current nursing students in all levels available to talk to anyone interested in the CCC nursing program. Information: 575-769-4085

• Clovis/Curry County 50-Plus Olympics registration — 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Roy Walker Recreation Center, 316 W. Second St., Clovis. Information: Reuben Gonzales, 575-769-7868

• Clovis Community College President Welcome Reception — 5-7 p.m., CCC Commons, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Informal come and go reception to welcome CCC’s fifth president, Dr. Charles Nwankwo. Refreshments will be served. Information: 575-769-4001

 

Tuesday

• Books and Babies “Spring is in the Air” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Open ages 0-3. Information: 575-356-3940

• Friends of Clovis-Carver Public Library meeting — 11:30 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840

• Afterschool S.T.E.A.M. (Science, technology, engineering, arts, math): “Leprechaun Traps” — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Open to kindergarten-sixth grade. Information: 575-356-3940

• Clovis/Curry County 50-Plus Olympics registration — 4-6 p.m., Roy Walker Recreation Center, 316 W. Second St., Clovis. Information: Reuben Gonzales, 575-769-7868

• St. Patrick’s Day Bunco game night — 6 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. $20 per person, includes buffet dinner and game. Doors open 5:30 p.m .; dinner at 6 p.m .; games at 6:30 p.m. Information: http://www.clovisciviccenter.com or 575-935-5000

 

March 18

• Plains Regional Medical Center Home Health and Hospice Daffodil Days — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., PRMC Pink Lady desk in the main lobby, 2100 N. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Clovis. Proceeds used to assist patients and families who have limited means with items such as wheelchair ramps, utilities, transportation, food, and prescriptions. Buy flowers in person, or pre-order for pickup; free delivery available in Clovis, Portales, Melrose, and Texico. Bundle of 10 daffodils, $8; bud vase with 3-4 daffodils, $12; Sunshine arrangement with 10 daffodils, $20; Dancing Daffodils arrangement with 20 daffodils, $35. Information or to pre-order: 575-769-7399

• Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840

• Free family law clinic — 10 a.m., Roosevelt County District Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Private, confidential sessions with Ben Cross, court attorney. Sponsored by Ninth Judicial District Domestic Relations Mediation to assist with development of parenting plans. Check in with bailiffs for court location. Information: [email protected] or 575-742-7539

• Preschool storytime “Spring into Spring” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-3940

• Read with Gunther the therapy dog — 11 a.m.-noon, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Space is limited; sign up available at the front desk. Information: 575-769-7840

• Free family law clinic — 1:30 p.m., Curry County District Courthouse, 700 N. Main, Clovis. Private, confidential sessions with Ben Cross, court attorney. Sponsored by Ninth Judicial District Domestic Relations Mediation to assist with development of parenting plans. Check in with bailiffs for court location. Information: [email protected] or 575-742-7539

• Stitch Addicts stitch group — 1:30-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687

• Teens and Tweens Programming: “Game On: Xbox one free play and board games” (bring your favorite board games) — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Open to ages 9-18. Information: 575-356-3940

• Allied Health Programs information session and open house — 6-8 p.m., Allied Health Building, Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps, Clovis. Event for students interesting in applying to CCC's Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Emergency Medical Services programs. Representatives from Academic Advising, Career & Development, and Financial Aid will also be on hand. Information: 575-769-2811

 

March 19

• Plains Regional Medical Center Home Health and Hospice Daffodil Days — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., PRMC Pink Lady desk in the main lobby, 2100 N. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Clovis. Proceeds used to assist patients and families who have limited means with items such as wheelchair ramps, utilities, transportation, food, and prescriptions. Buy flowers in person, or pre-order for pickup; free delivery available in Clovis, Portales, Melrose, and Texico. Bundle of 10 daffodils, $8; bud vase with 3-4 daffodils, $12; Sunshine arrangement with 10 daffodils, $20; Dancing Daffodils arrangement with 20 daffodils, $35. Information or to pre-order: 575-769-7399

• Preschool storytime — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840

• Poetry reading by Lindsay Tigue and Tiara Bollig — 3:30 p.m., room 110, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building, ENMU, Portales. Sponsored by the ENMU Department of Languages and Literature. Information: 575-562-2423

• New Mexico True Hemp Tour farmer education event — 5:30-7:30 p.m., Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 705 E. Lime St., Portales. Free program to learn about the hemp industry. Sponsored by Leaf and Tackle, LLC. Information or to reserve a seat: 505-587-3311 or 505-554-5909 or leafandtackle.com

• Preschool storytime “Spring into Spring” — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-3940

• Roosevelt County Chamber Ambassadors free movie night: “Frozen II” (PG, 1 hour and 43 minutes) — 6 p.m., Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main. Sponsored by Wild 'Bout Kids Childcare. Popcorn, movie candy, pizza, soft drinks available for purchase. Information: 575-356-8541

• Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series presents “New Mexico Jazz Workshop’s Roots of Jazz” — 7 p.m., Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way, Clovis. Box office opens 6 p.m .; cash or check only. Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 senior/student/military; $45 family friendly pass (5 tickets). Information: 575-769-4131; ticket sales: 575-769-4031

 

March 20

• Plains Regional Medical Center Home Health and Hospice Daffodil Days — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., PRMC Pink Lady desk in the main lobby, 2100 N. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Clovis. Proceeds used to assist patients and families who have limited means with items such as wheelchair ramps, utilities, transportation, food, and prescriptions. Buy flowers in person, or pre-order for pickup; free delivery available in Clovis, Portales, Melrose, and Texico. Bundle of 10 daffodils, $8; bud vase with 3-4 daffodils, $12; Sunshine arrangement with 10 daffodils, $20; Dancing Daffodils arrangement with 20 daffodils, $35. Information or to pre-order: 575-769-7399

• Awards ceremony and closing reception for the Kindergarten through ENMU 11th Annual Juried Community Youth Art Exhibition — 5:30 p.m., Runnels Gallery, ENMU Golden Student Success Center, Portales. Coordinated by Bryan Hahn. Information: 575-562-2198

• Kenneth Tse and Arno Bornkamp, guest saxophonists with collaborative pianist Casey Dierlam — 7 p.m. Buchanan Hall, ENMU Music Building, Portales. Information: 575-562-2377

 

March 21

• Genealogy workshop with Beverly Duncan — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687

• ENMU Social Work Speaker Series: Riley Castro, clinical director of Arise Sexual Assault Services — 10 a.m.-noon, Room 128, ENMU College of Business, Portales. Open to the public. Information: 575-562-4226

• Wild, Wild West Special Hearts Prom — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Hosted by Clovis Civic Center and Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce — CIDC. Open to individuals with special needs and their caregivers; includes a catered meal followed by a dance. Information or to RSVP: 575-935-5000

• Single Reed Celebration closing concert — 4 p.m., Buchanan Hall, ENMU Music Building, Portales. Coordinated by Pamela Shuler; featuring guests Arno Bornkamp, Kenneth Tse, Phillip Paglialonga, the ENMU Clarinet Studio, and Richard Schwartz and the ENMU Saxophone Studio.  Information: 575-562-2377

• Clay Paws for a Cause — 6-8 p.m., Just Kiln Me Now, 405 N. Main St., Clovis. Fundraiser for Labor of Love animal rescue project. Bring pets to have pawprints immortalized in clay; $20 per pet with half of proceeds going to Labor of Love. Information: 575-214-4429

 

March 23-27

• Curry County Youth Services “Help Yourself to Positive Empowerment” (HYPE) spring break program — 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, 317 E. 2nd St., Clovis (former location of the Salvation Army thrift store). Free program for students in grades 6-12, with morning discussions and afternoon activities. Snacks and lunch included. Different topics daily including “Get to Know Yourself,” “Substance Abuse Prevention,” Anger Management/Conflict Resolution,” and “Career Day.” Pre-registration required by Monday. Online registration form available at http://www.currycounty.org/services/teen-court (scroll to bottom of page). Information: 575-763-7725

 

March 23

• Stitch Addicts stitch group — 6:30-7:45 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687

 

March 24

• Free preschool screening clinic — noon-3 p.m. by appointment only, Texico Municipal Schools, 520 N. Griffin St., Texico. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Texico school district. Information or to make appointment: Debbie Ulibarri at Texico Schools at 575-482-3492, or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455

• Afterschool S.T.E.A.M. (Science, technology, engineering, arts, math): “Hexbug Challenge” — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Open to kindergarten-sixth grade. Information: 575-356-3940

 

March 25

• Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840

• Preschool storytime “Bug Collection” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-3940

 

March 26

• Preschool storytime — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840

• Read with Gunther the therapy dog — 11 a.m.-noon, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Space is limited; sign up available at the front desk. Information: 575-769-7840

• Preschool storytime “Bug Collection” — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-3940

• Prime Pursuits cattle marketing meeting — 6-8 p.m., Jake Lopez Community Center, Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, Portales. Hosted by Creighton’s Town and Country. Program includes dinner, door prizes, a calf marketing program presented by Warren White and Brent Caviness from the Mc6 Feedyard in Hereford, TX, a calf vaccination presentation by Jeff Sarchet, DVM from Zoetis, and a weaning/feeding solutions presentation by Kyle Kaufman of Purina Mills. Free, but space is limited. RSVPs are required by March 16. Information: Creighton's at 575-356-3665

• ENMU Polynesian students present: “Aloha, Portales: 2nd annual Polynesian Luau” — 6:30-9 p.m., Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Ave. C, Portales. Evening of Polynesian culture and all-you-can-eat Polynesian buffet. Tickets $20. For tickets or information: Craig Aulaumea at 575-468-6976

• “Winterreise,” composed by Franz Schubert, with Travis Sherwood, baritone, and John Olsen, piano — 7 p.m. Buchanan Hall, ENMU Music Building, Portales. Information: 575-562-2377

 

March 27

• Free preschool screening clinic — 8 a.m.-noon by appointment only, Elida Municipal Schools, 103 Church St., Elida. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Elida school district. Information or to make appointment: Peggy Eiman at Elida Schools at 575-274-6211, or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455

• 70th annual Floyd Lions’ Club Country Jamboree — 7 p.m., Floyd High School gymnasium, 1564 NM 267, Floyd. $7 general admission; $5 with military ID. Concession stand available beginning at 6 p.m. Information: 575-478-2574

 

March 28

• No fees today at Portales Convenience Center in honor of Great American Cleanup — 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 1230 N. Avon, Portales. Information: 575-356-8664

• 2020 Great American Cleanup — 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Pizza and bottled water served about 11:30 a.m. to volunteers. $75 prizes to largest group and most trash collected. Volunteers also encouraged to bring canned food to benefit St. Vincent DePaul. Information: Veda Urioste at 575-356-6662, option 1-2, or Joan Martinez-Terry at 575-356-6662, option 1-1, or Dianne Parker at 575-356-8234

• 11th annual Spring Trout Derby — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oasis State Park, 1891 Base Line Road, Portales. Hosted by the Friends of Oasis State Park. Entry fee $5 per angler; park entrance fee $5 per vehicle. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Information: 575-356-5331

• Ladies Spring Tea — 10 a.m.-noon, Central Christian Church, 1528 S. Main, Portales. Open to woman ages 14 and up. Program by Suzanne Thomas. Mini tea available for girls ages 4-13. Free but advance registration required. Signup online at https://centralwiredportales.churchcenter.com/registrations or call 575-356-6001

• Home, Garden, and Lifestyle Show — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady, Clovis. Vendors, demonstrations and exhibits, door prizes. Information: 575-762-4342

• Annual banquet of the Clovis Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation — 5 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Youth tickets $15; adult tickets $30 and up, depending on level of membership. Raffle tickets and memberships also available online. Tickets or information: Allan Myers at 575-799-1782 or events.rmef.org/shop/easternnm

• 70th annual Floyd Lions’ Club Country Jamboree — 7 p.m., Floyd High School gymnasium, 1564 NM 267, Floyd. $7 general admission; $5 with military ID. Concession stand available beginning at 6 p.m. Information: 575-478-2574

 

Ongoing

• Pintores Art League Artists of the Month displaying for March at Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis, are Ann Johnson and Misti Prater with watercolors, oils, colored pencils, and acrylics. Information: 806-946-9221

• Portales Creative Group artist for March displaying at James Polk Stone Community Bank, 109 E. Second St., Portales, is Grant Beauprez with pastels on paper. Information: 575-218-9166

• Sage Kinsey’s “The Mystery of Memory” exhibit — Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery, Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Exhibit runs through March 13 during regular hours. Information: 575-769-2811

• Kindergarten through ENMU 11th Annual Juried Community Youth Art Exhibition — Runnels Gallery, ENMU Golden Student Success Center, Portales. Coordinated by Bryan Hahn. Open during regular library hours through March 20. Awards ceremony and reception at 5:30 p.m. March 20. Information: 575-562-2198

• Tax Filing Assistance in Clovis — 8-11:30 a.m., Mondays-Thursdays through April 15, Baxter-Curren Senior Center, 908 Hickory St., Clovis. Trained volunteers will help anyone file their taxes for free with personal assistance. Information: 575-762-3631

• Tax Filing Assistance in Clovis — 9-11:30 a.m., Mondays-Thursdays through April 15, Roy Walker Community Center, 316 W. 2nd St., Clovis. Trained volunteers will help anyone file their taxes for free with personal assistance. Bilingual assistance available. Information: 575-769-7868

• Tax Filing Assistance in Portales — 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 9 (except for ENMU spring break March 9-13), Room 137, ENMU College of Business, Portales. Accounting professors and other volunteers will help anyone file their taxes for free with personal assistance. Parking is available in either the College of Business parking lot or the CUB parking lot. Information: 575-562-2356

 

To place an item on the events calendar, call the newsroom at 575-763-6991 or e-mail: [email protected]

 
 

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