Events calendar - Aug. 7

 

Last updated 8/6/2022 at 1:05pm



Tuesday 

 

*Free preschool screening clinic — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., by appointment only, Fort Sumner Municipal Schools, 1001 Sumner Ave., Fort Sumner. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Fort Sumner school district. Information or to make appointment: Robin Drake at Fort Sumner Municipal Schools at 575-355-7766 

 

*Quilters’ Tuesday – 5:30 p.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Pre-registration required to assure adequate workspaces. Quilters must supply own materials and sewing machines. Pre-register or information:  Sara at 575-763-9687 

 

Wednesday 

 

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

 

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

 

Thursday 

 

*Portales Public Library adult book club — 5:30 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Discussion of “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman. Information: 575-356-3940 

 

*Clovis-Carver Public Library Spoiler Alert Young Adult Book Club – 6:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 

 

*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 “The Book of Lost Friends” by Lisa Wingate. Information: 575-763-9687 

 

Friday 

 

*Indoor yard sale – 9 a.m.-3 p.m., La Casa Senior Center, 1120 Cameo St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-8110 

 

*Portales Back to School Health Center Celebration – 4:30-7 p.m., La Casa Family Health Center, 1515 W. Fir St., Portales.  Free blood pressure checks, dental screenings, and shots for children; games, food, music, giveaways. Information: 575-356-6695 


 

*Melrose Old-Timers Day Music Festival – 7 p.m., PE complex, Melrose Schools, 100 Missouri Ave., Melrose. Tickets: $5 children (3-12); $8 adults (13 and up). Full concession stand sponsored by the Melrose High School junior class available beginning at 6 p.m. Information: 575-799-3348 or 575-742-6500 


 

Saturday 

 

*Melrose Old-Timers’ Day – various locations; sponsored by the Melrose Rotary Club. 7-9 a.m., pancake breakfast, First United Methodist Church of Melrose, 202 W. Ave. B; $3 children (12 & under); $5 (13 & up).  9:00 a.m., line up for parade, Melrose Church of Christ parking lot, 221 N. Main. 9:30 a.m., Old-Timers' Parade. 10 a.m., car show in the park. 10:15 a.m., Melrose Downs turtle race, east side of park. 11 a.m., drawing for senior center quilt. Games, events, food vendors. Information or to reserve a spot in the park: 575-799-3348 or 575-742-6500 


 

*Dawg Dash 5K Color Run – 10 a.m., Dr. Dabbs Library, Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Entry fee $20 includes t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the CCC Activities Board. Printable registration form available at Clovis.edu/dash. Information: Campus Life Office at 575-769-4085 


 

*Back to school pet adoption event – 10 a.m.-4 p.m., PetSmart, 601 Texas St., Clovis. Dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens available through Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws; all are up-to-date on shots, spayed/neutered, microchipped. Information: [email protected] 

 

*Third annual Ladies’ Tea – 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Living Word Church of God, 2101 E. 21st St., Clovis. Sponsored by the Christian Woman Connection. Tickets $10. Program by Sistar Yancy, founder of Christian Believers Education. Information: Bonetta Hutson at 575-218-1914    

 

*Project Clothesline clothing giveaway – noon-5 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. New and used clothing for children ages kindergarten through grade 12. Information: Ariana Hudson at [email protected] or 575-904-5606 


 

*Back to School fashion show – 2-3 p.m., North Plains Mall, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Hosted by Maurice’s and Monarch Formals. Information: 575-749-8177 

 

Aug. 15 

 

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

 

*Book discussion: “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” – 5-7 p.m., Presentation Area Room 105, Golden Student Success Center, ENMU, Portales. Open to ages 17 and up; limit of 12. Multiple copies are available for checkout at the Golden Library Circulation Desk; members of the community can obtain a free library community borrower card at no cost. Refreshments will be provided. Information: ENMU Office of Distance Learning at [email protected] or 575-562-2165 


 

Aug. 16 

 

*United Way of Eastern New Mexico Corporate Cornerstone and CEO Breakfast – 8 a.m., Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. RSVP required. Information or to RSVP: 575-769-2103 or email [email protected]  

 

*Free preschool screening clinic — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., by appointment only, Logan Municipal Schools, 301 N. Second St., Logan. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Logan school district. Information or to make appointment: Angie Medrow at Logan Municipal Schools at 575-487-2252 


 

*Blood drive — 2-6 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Kingswood United Methodist Church, 2600 N. Main St., Portales. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Advance appointments strongly recommended; all donors must arrive wearing masks. Information: 877-258-4825 

 

 

*Curry County Fair – Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady, Clovis. Admission: Ages 5-12, $3; ages 13-59, $7; 60 and up, $6; military, $5; children 4 and under admitted for free. Antique showcase, old house, ag building, home arts, commercial barns all open 4-10 p.m. Carnival open 4 p.m.-midnight; Food Bank night; carnival wristbands $25 with two cans of food; $35 without. Information: https://www.curryeventscenter.com/fair or 575-935-7000 or Curry County Extension Office at 575-763-6505 

 

Aug. 17 

 

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

 

*Curry County Fair – Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady, Clovis. Admission: Ages 5-12, $3; ages 13-59, $7; 60 and up, $6; military, $5; children 4 and under admitted for free. Antique showcase, old house, ag building, home arts, commercial barns all open 4-10 p.m. Military appreciation meal for active-duty military - 4 p.m., the old house. Carnival open 4 p.m.-midnight; Dollar Ride night; $1 per ride per person, or wristband for $35. Information: https://www.curryeventscenter.com/fair or 575-935-7000 or Curry County Extension Office at 575-763-6505 


 

Aug. 18 

 

*Curry County Fair – Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady, Clovis. Admission: Ages 5-12, $3; ages 13-59, $7; 60 and up, $6; military, $5; children 4 and under admitted for free. Special needs day and lunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (For special needs information, contact Lexie Myers at 575-762-4246.) Antique showcase, old house, ag building, home arts, commercial barns all open 4-10 p.m. Carnival open 4 p.m.-midnight; $25 wristbands. Little Buckaroo rodeo 6 p.m., grassy show arena; bring your own stick horses. Doors open at 6 p.m. Michael Salgado concert; concert at 7 p.m. Information: https://www.curryeventscenter.com/fair or 575-935-7000 or Curry County Extension Office at 575-763-6505 

 

Aug. 19 

 

*Curry County Fair – Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady, Clovis. Admission: Ages 5-12, $3; ages 13-59, $7; 60 and up, $6; military, $5; children 4 and under admitted for free. Antique showcase, old house, ag building, home arts, commercial barns all open 4-10 p.m. Carnival open 4 p.m.-midnight; $35 wristbands. Junior Livestock Sale dinner 6 p.m., followed by sale. Battle of the Bands 6 p.m., outdoor pavilion. Salsa contest judging 6 p.m., indoor pavilion. Renegade Rodeo 7-9 p.m., Mounted Patrol Arena. Information: https://www.curryeventscenter.com/fair or 575-935-7000 or Curry County Extension Office at 575-763-6505 

 

Aug. 20 

 

*Curry County Fair – Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady, Clovis. Admission: Ages 5-12, $3; ages 13-59, $7; 60 and up, $6; military, $5; children 4 and under admitted for free. Plateau Great American Turtle Race 9 a.m., Curry County Events Center. (Turtles must be registered from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 17-19 at Plateau, 7111 N. Prince St., Clovis—no turtle registration on race day.) Antique showcase, old house, ag building, home arts, commercial barns all open 4-10 p.m. Sack race, shoe relay, stick horse race 11 a.m .; open to four ages groups: 3-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13. Little Miss Curry County pageant noon, indoor pavilion. Carnival open noon.-midnight; $35 wristbands. Mutton Bustin’ Challenge 4 p.m., midway. Renegade Rodeo 5 p.m., Mounted Patrol Arena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for Reckless Kelley concert, Curry County Events Center; concert at 7:30 p.m. Information: https://www.curryeventscenter.com/fair or 575-935-7000 or Curry County Extension Office at 575-763-6505 

 

*Old Timers Day Celebration – 10 a.m., Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Celebrating seniors 50 and older. 10 a.m., registration opens. 11 a.m., live music. Noon, awards ceremony honoring oldest pioneer man & woman, and earliest pioneer man & woman. 12:15 p.m., lunch provided by Curry County and served by community volunteers. 

 

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

 

*Deaf Smith County Historical Society Jubilee of Tractors and Festival in the Park – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Central Time), Dameron Park, East Park Avenue, Hereford, TX. Tractor entry fee $25. Antique and classic tractors; parade, children’s activities, live music, sand volleyball. Information: 806-363-7070 

 

*United Way of Eastern New Mexico Moove-It Truck Pull, cheese raffle, and gift basket raffle – 10 a.m.-noon, Curry County Events Center, Sponsored by United Way of Eastern New Mexico and Southwest Cheese. Single puller $35; 15-person team, $400; all pullers receive cheese. Cheese raffle tickets are $1 apiece; 10 winners will receive four pounds cheese each; gift basket raffle tickets $10 apiece. Raffle tickets available through day of event; winners will be drawn at close of event. Information and tickets available at: https://www.unitedwayenm.org/moo-ve-it-truck-pull or 575-769-2103 

 

*Night sky observation – 8-11 p.m., Oasis State Park, 1891 Baseline, Portales. Hosted by Clovis Astronomy Club. Event is free, but park fees apply. Meet in the parking lot by the park office building to the right after the entrance. Bring water, a lawn chair, and mosquito spray. Binoculars also encouraged. Information: 757-846-7509  

 

Ongoing  

 

*Clovis and Portales Farmer’s Markets – locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Clovis Farmers’ Market – 8 a.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Dillard’s parking lot, North Plains Mall, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Portales Farmers’ Market – 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, corner of South Avenue B and West First Street, Portales. Information: Margie Plummer at 575-356-3565 

 

*Pintores Art League Artists of the Month displaying for July and August at Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis, are Sandi Chitwood and Ann Johnson with watercolors, acrylics, and oils. Information: 806-946-9221 

 

*Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) provides regular food distributions to Clovis and Portales. Income eligibility requirements apply. 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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