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Come see Owls in the Land of Enchantment exhibit

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Albuquerque
Ongoing until Sept. 25
Revered and feared in folklore, owls are found throughout New Mexico. From open desert to mountain forest, these powerful hunters have evolved extraordinary senses to pinpoint their prey. For a limited engagement, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW, reveals this world in the Owls in the Land of Enchantment exhibition. For more information, call 505-841-2800.

Carrizozo
Ongoing until Sept. 30
Carrizozo Gallery competition
The Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography, 401 Twelfth St., hosts New Mexico Magazine’s 16th annual Photography Competition Winners. For more information, call 575-937-1489.

Hagerman
May 18-21
Carnival to benefit No Kill Animal Shelter
Bennett’s Amusement presents family fun for all ages on Thursday from 5-8 p.m., Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday from 1-10 p.m. and Sunday 1-8 p.m. The carnival is located at Aberdeen and Industrial Park Rd. A portion of the proceeds go directly to repairs and much needed projects at the No Kill Animal Shelter. Times may change, depending on weather and attendance. For more information, like them on Facebook Bennettsamusement.

Ruidoso
May 18-21
Twentieth annual Aspencash Motorcycle Rally
The 20th annual Aspencash Motorcycle Rally is held at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino. Cost is $21 per person. Gate fee is $26 per person. There will also be a trade show and Reno Birt with a challenge course. The cash poker run has a $10,000 payout. For more information visit motorcyclerally.com or call 575-973-4977.

White Oaks
May 18-21
Bike rally celebration
No Scum Allowed Saloon, 933 White Oaks Road, welcomes the bikers of the 20th annual Aspencash with a program of its own. They will be open May 18 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and on May 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. with The Jones & Miles Band performing from 1 to 5 p.m. On May 20 they will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. with The Jones & Miles Band performing from noon to 2 p.m., Whey Jennings and The Unwanted Band performing from 2-6 p.m. At 6 p.m. there will be a wet T-Shirt contest and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Jones & Miles band will be performing. Camping is free. Food will be served by the Veterans of Lincoln County. There will be also different vendors on site. For more information, visit noscumallowedsaloon.com or call 575-648-5583 or visit its Facebook page.

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Ruidoso/Alto
May 26-28
Third annual Wind Rider Mountain Festival
The annual Wind Rider Mountain Festival takes place at Ski Apache, 1286 Ski Run Road, where music, culture, barbecue and recreation collide. This three-day camping festival boasts more than 25 bands on two stages where the high mountain air will be filled with the sweet smell of barbecue smoke and the best of jam, funk, bluegrass, rock and folk music. This scenic venue sits at 9,600 feet and will also be home to The Wind Rider Mountain barbecue competition (a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event), downhill mountain biking, zip lining, camping, craft beer, good eats, local vendors and art. Campsites are $25 and RV sites are $35 for all three nights of the festival. There will be free parking for all ticket-holders. Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult. Tickets are available at windridermusicfest.com. They are still looking for volunteers. To become a volunteer email WMF@skiapache.com.

Ruidoso/Alto
May 27
Larry Gatlin and The Blackwood Quartett
Headlining the Spencer Theater Summer Season 2017 is the classic country praise music of The Blackwood Quartet and the legendary Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers at 8 p.m. Concert tickets start at $39. This promises to be a night of pure western-styled gospel beauty with the Blackwood’s favorite Christian melodies such as “How Great Thou Art,” “Put Your Hand In The Hand,” “The Light House,” “Amazing Grace,” “Peace In The Valley” and many other gospel classics. The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts is located, 108 Spencer Rd. For tickets and more information, visit spencertheater.com or call 575-336-4800 or 888-818-7872.

Tucumcari
June 1-4
Rockabilly On The Route Festival
The fifth and final Rockabilly On The Route Festival includes a parade, pin-up contest, swing dance classes, beard and mustache competition, tattoo contest and food. There is also a car and bike show planned. The event celebrates Americana while raising funds to benefit Tucumcari’s New Mexico Route 66 museum. Taking place throughout the historic, mid-century city of Tucumcari, Rockabilly on the Route will have more than 27 bands and performers, including this year’s headliners Deke Dickerson & the Eccoo-Fonics, the Delta Bombers and Lucky Tubb & the Modern Day Troubadours. For more information, visit rockabillyontheroute.com or call 310-801-2727 or 505-999-9102.

Dexter
June 3
Milkman Triathlon
The 33rd annual Milkman Triathlon takes place at Lake Van, starting at 8 a.m. For more information, visit milkmantriathlon.com or call 575-734-5415.

Ruidoso/Alto
June 3
Stayin’ Alive
The Spencer Theater Summer Season 2017 continues with “Stayin’ Alive” at 8 p.m. Featuring matching vocals, spot-on instrumentals, swirling lights and inspiring moves, “Stayin’ Alive” is the world’s Number 1 tribute to The Bee Gees, that band of brothers loved for trademark high harmonies and blended sound such as, “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin,” “How Deep Is Your love,” “Nights on Broadway” and “To Love Somebody.” Concert tickets start at $39. The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts is located, 108 Spencer Rd. For tickets and more information, visit spencertheater.com or call 575-336-4800 or 888-818-7872.

Ruidoso/Mescalero
June 9-11
Mescalero Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
First “Macker on the Rez” is hosted by the Inn of the Mountain Gods. This is the first Gus Macker held on a Native American reservation. The tournament includes a slam dunk and three point contest; prizes totalling $1,500. This event will be loaded with family fun, including jumping balloons, live local music, a family movie on the lawn Saturday and Sunday evening and Native American arts and crafts. All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate. Proceeds will be benefitting the Boys and Girls Club. For more information and to register, visit macker.com/local/mescalero-alamogordo-nm or visit innofthemountaingods.com.

Artesia
June 10
Wet’n Wild Tour
Run, walk, bike or skate the 7K course at the Eddy County Fairgrounds, 3402 S. 13th St. This tour is a 4 mile course where you can walk, run, bike or skate the distance while getting soaked by the volunteer “Soaker Teams.” These soaker teams are competing for your vote on who did the best job of designing a fun method to get you wet. Children up to 7 years old are free (no T-shirt), children from 8 to 17 years old are $15 and adults are $25. Proceeds benefit Ride for Bikes Christmas bike program and the Ride to Meet the Challenge Scholarship program. Pick up of the race packet is at 8 a.m. For more information and to register, visit rideforbikes.com.

Ruidoso/Alto
June 10
The Four Freshmen
The Spencer Theater Summer Season 2017 continues with The Four Freshmen at 8 p.m. Featuring precise vocal unity and instrumental flare, The Four Freshmen have a slew of timeless jazz and pop hits like “It’s A Blue World,” “Mood Indigo,” “Graduation Day,” “Angel Eyes,” “How Can I Tell Her,” “Whistle Me Some Blues,” “In This Whole Wide World,” among others. Concert tickets start at $39. The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts is located, 108 Spencer Rd. For tickets and more information, visit spencertheater.com or call 575-336-4800 or 888-818-7872.

Santa Fe
June 12-16 until July 30
Young Explorers Summer Camp program
Enrich your child’s summer this year with mind-expanding fun at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science popular Young Explorers Summer Camp program. Registration is now open for children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Each summer camp session is one week long, with activities every weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Each week is theme-based, with the first session beginning the week of June 12 and the last beginning the week of July 30. Summer camp is conducted in NMMNHS education classrooms, Museum galleries, outside exhibit spaces, and sometimes on field trips. The fee for each weeklong materials-based Summer Camp program is $300 per student. NMMNHS members receive a 10 percent discount. Aftercare is also available until 5 p.m. daily for an additional $15 per day. Camp will not be held the week of July 4. To inquire about camp openings or for more information, contact Charlotte Rohrbough at crohrbough@outlook.com or call 505-841-2848.

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