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Events calendar - May 2

 

Last updated 5/1/2021 at 3:34pm



Monday-Friday 

• Teacher Appreciation Week 

 

Monday 

• Clovis-Carver Public Library Stitch Addicts stitch — 6:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Limited in-person seating, or join online via Google Meet to follow Covid-safe protocol. Contact Sara at [email protected] to RSVP or to obtain Google Meet link. Information: 575-763-9687 

 

Tuesday 

• Blood drive — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., multi-purpose room, ENMRSH Inc. Administration Building, 2700 E. Seventh St., Clovis. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Advance appointments strongly recommended; all donors must arrive wearing masks. Free COVID-19 antibody testing on all successful donations. Information: 877-258-4825 

• Virtual Afterschool S.T.E.A.M. (Science, technology, engineering, arts, math): “Happy Star Wars Day” craft — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library Facebook page. Open to kindergarten-sixth grade. Materials available in advance for pickup while supplies last. Information: 575-356-3940 

 

Wednesday 

• Virtual preschool storytime “May Flowers for Mama” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library Facebook page. Preschool storytime and craft. Materials available in advance for pickup while supplies last. Information: 575-356-3940 

• 4th annual Town Hall Meeting to support young parents and their children — noon-4:30 p.m., online. (Second day of two-day event; first was April 28.) Free. Register at: https://web.cvent.com/event/864207f2-6a64-4663-892f-0eb1f51c447d/summary. Information: contact Jessica Harper, Expectant and Parenting Youth Coordinator, at [email protected] or 505-827-1816 

• Free preschool screening clinic — 1-4 p.m., San Jon Municipal Schools, Seventh Street, San Jon. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the San Jon school district. Information or to make appointment: Stacy Kent at San Jon Schools at 575-576-2466, or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455 

• Teens and Tweens virtual programming: “May the Force Be With You Star Wars Craft” — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library Facebook page. Open to ages 9-18. Materials available in advance for pickup while supplies last. Information: 575-356-3940 

• Covid 19 vaccine question and answer session — 5:30 p.m., La Casa Family Health Center Facebook page and via Zoom. Live session with Dr. Giddel Thom, chief medical director. Questions may be emailed in advance to [email protected] View the session at https://www.facebook.com/lacasafamilyhealthcenter or via Zoom with meeting ID: 474 832 6773; Passcode: 012409. Information: email [email protected] or call 575-359-3825 

 

Thursday 

• National Day of Prayer 

• Park or Walk and Pray — sunrise to sundown, Hillcrest Park, Clovis 

• Free preschool screening clinic — 9 a.m.-noon, House Municipal Schools, 309 N. Apple St., House. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the House school district. Information or to make appointment: Robin Alden at House Schools at 575-279-7353, or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455 

• National Day of Prayer gathering — noon, Curry County Courthouse, Clovis 

• Roosevelt County Ministerial Alliance National Day of Prayer gathering — noon, Roosevelt County Courthouse steps. Open to all. Information: 575-760-4635 

• Blood drive — 1-5 p.m., meeting room, Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Advance appointments strongly recommended; all donors must arrive wearing masks. Free COVID-19 antibody testing on all successful donations. Information: 877-258-4825 

• Clovis-Carver Public Library Page Turners Book Club — 6:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Limited in-person seating, or join online via Google Meet to follow Covid-safe protocol. Contact Sara at [email protected] to RSVP or to obtain Google Meet link. Information: 575-763-9687 

 

Friday through May 10 

• Free dumping at the Clovis Regional Landfill from noon Friday through noon on May 10 for all Clovis and Curry County residents in honor of Great American Cleanup. Information: 575-769-9654 

 

Friday 

• Harley-Davidson blood drive — 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Advance appointments strongly recommended; all donors must arrive wearing masks. Free COVID-19 antibody testing on all successful donations. Information: 877-258-4825 

• Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Reception — 5:30 p.m., Campus Union Building Ballroom, ENMU, Portales. Free; public welcome. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Masks required except while eating and drinking; social distancing encouraged. Register online at https://www.portales.com/events/details/annual-awards-reception-4740. Information: 575-356-5354 

 

Saturday 

• Great American Clean-Up — 8 a.m.-noon. Registration 8-10 a.m., Parks and Recreation Department, 500 Sycamore St., Clovis. Teams will be assigned clean-up routes, and provided with supplies, snacks, and drinks. Free lunch for volunteers after the event. The event will follow Covid-safe guidelines. Awards for teams which collect the most litter. Pre-register at   

http://www.cityofclovis.org/great-american-clean-up/. Information: 575-769-9654. The event will follow COVID-safe guidelines. 

 

May 9 

• Mother’s Day 

• ENMU Bands in Concert — 3 p.m., via the ENMU Department of Music YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQTeNzWdqPOj8YAYxrvGszw. Presented by the ENMU Department of Music. Information: 575-562-2377 

 

May 10 

• Free preschool screening clinic — 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 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: Melissa Sharp at Elida Schools at 575-274-6211, or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455 

 

May 11 

• Virtual Afterschool S.T.E.A.M. (Science, technology, engineering, arts, math): “Helicopters” — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library Facebook page. Open to kindergarten-sixth grade. Materials available in advance for pickup while supplies last. Information: 575-356-3940 

 

May 12 

• Blood drive — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bloodmobile, La Casa Family Health Center, 1515 W. Fir, Portales. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Advance appointments strongly recommended; all donors must arrive wearing masks. Free COVID-19 antibody testing on all successful donations. Information: 877-258-4825 

• Virtual preschool storytime “Yippy for Yoda” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library Facebook page. Preschool storytime and craft. Materials available in advance for pickup while supplies last. Information: 575-356-3940 

• Clovis-Carver Public Library Stitch Addicts stitch — 1:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Limited in-person seating, or join online via Google Meet to follow Covid-safe protocol. Contact Sara at [email protected] to RSVP or to obtain Google Meet link. Information: 575-763-9687 

• Teens and Tweens virtual programming: Movie Madness: “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” (1977, PG; 124 min) — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library Facebook page. Open to ages 9-18. Information: 575-356-3940 

 

May 14 

• Blood drive — 2-6 p.m., fellowship hall, Kingswood United Methodist Church, 2600 N. Main St., Clovis. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Advance appointments strongly recommended; all donors must arrive wearing masks. Free COVID-19 antibody testing on all successful donations. Information: 877-258-4825 

• Clovis Community College spring commencement ceremony — 6 p.m., Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information and updates: 575-769-4025 or visit clovis.edu 

 

May 15 

• Clovis-Carver Public Library virtual genealogy workshop with Beverly Duncan — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Limited in-person seating, or join online via Google Meet to follow Covid-safe protocol. Contact Sara at [email protected] to RSVP or to obtain Google Meet link. Information: 575-763-9687 

• Family Fun Day — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Hillcrest Park, 10th and Sycamore, Clovis. Free admission to Hillcrest Park Zoo and the splash pad. Live music; free food and drinks from noon-2 p.m., while supplies last. Sponsored by Big 101.5, McDonald’s, and the City of Clovis. Information: https://www.big1015.com/2021/04/21/its-back-and-we-cant-wait-to-see-you/ 

 

May 18 

• Free preschool screening clinic — 8 a.m.-3 p.m., by appointment only, Melrose Municipal Schools, 100 Missouri Ave. Melrose. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Melrose school district. Information or to make appointment: Elaine Devaney at Melrose Schools at 575-253-4266, or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455 

 

Ongoing 

• Pintores Art League Artist of the Month displaying for April and May at Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis, is Wanda Leonard with oils and watercolors. Information: 806-946-9221 

• New Mexico Department of Health Covid-19 vaccine registration — Sign up to receive Covid-19 vaccine as it becomes available. Online registration at https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/. Individuals who have questions or would like support with the registration process — including New Mexicans who do not have internet access — may dial 1-855-600-3453, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 4 for tech support. 

• Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) regular distributions: Clovis: 9:30-11:30 a.m. or until supplies run out Tuesday-Thursday, 2217 E. Brady; clients may visit two times a month. Portales: 9-11 a.m. or until supplies run out  

• 1st, 3rd and 5th (when applicable) Fridays, La Casa Senior Center, 1515 W. Fir; clients may visit once per month. Income eligibility requirements apply at both locations. Information: http://www.fbenm.org or 575-763-6130 

 

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

 
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