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Boy & Girl Scouts memorabilia on display in Artesia


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Ongoing until March 31
‘Scouting in Artesia’

“Scouting In Artesia” is on display at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, 505 W. Richardson Ave. The exhibit features photos, artifacts and memorabilia from past Artesia Boy & Girl Scout troops. For more information, email artesiamuseum@artesianm.gov or call 575-748-2390.

Feb. 23
“Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy”

Meet Crazy Horse family members and author of the book “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy” at Books Etcetera, 2340 Sudderth Drive, from 3 to 5 p.m. The Crazy Horse family members Floyd Clown and Doug War Eagle, along with author William Matson, discuss and sign their book. For more information, visit ruidosobookstore.com or call 575-257-1594.

Feb. 24
“Alice in Wonderland”

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The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., presents “Alice in Wonderland” at 2 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.

Feb. 24
‘The Great Gatsby’

The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., presents “The Great Gatsby” at 7 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.

Feb. 24
Family Fun Day

A free Family Fun Day will feature Virginia Moyers, Carlsbad Caverns park ranger, as the guest speaker at the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1 Thunderbird Circle. Arts and crafts, tours of the exhibit “In the Dark” and the movie “Finding Dory” also will be featured. For more information, call the Western Heritage Museum at 575-492-2678.

March 1
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., presents the “Popovich Comedy Pet Theater” at 2 p.m. direct from Las Vegas. For more information and tickets, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212. Detailed information about Popovich is available in the Vision Magazine of Feb. 15, rdrnews.com/vision-magazine.

March 3
Vines in the Pines

The Vines in the Pines Art and Wine Festival will be held at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 720 Sudderth Drive, on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. There will be New Mexico wine-tasting from more than 13 wineries and local art, crafts, food, boutique vendors and local brews available for those who aren’t wine drinkers. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

Las Cruces
March 3 and 4
Cowboy Days

Cowboy Days return to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, in Las Cruces for the 19th year with a new activity and a homecoming performance by country music’s Josh Grider. The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The popular festival is the museum’s annual tribute to the state’s ranching heritage. There will be several events including from Sheep to Shawl, the Borderland Pistoleros Cowboy Mounted Shooting group competition, the Parade of Breeds, Pat Howard’s working dogs herding demonstrations, chuck wagon cooking with free samples, blacksmithing, wood carving and the Black Country Horsemen. Several living history characters from the museum and Fort Selden Historic Site will be interacting with the public. For kids there will be mechanical bull rides, mini-train rides and stagecoach rides. There are also free children’s craft and gold-panning activities. Country musician Josh Grider, whose new album “Good People” debuts on March 2, will host an album release show and dance at 7 p.m. on March 3. Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the door, or at https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/304177. Children under 10 get in for free. For more information, visit nmfarmandranchmuseum.org or call 575-522-4100.

Feb. 23
Live music

Stellar Coffee Co., 315 N. Main St., hosts Erik and Friends Ft, Khai and Marie at 7 p.m. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.

Feb. 24
Pecos Valley Stampede

The 37th annual Kymera Independent Physicians’ Pecos Valley Stampede is scheduled for Saturday. The event offers a half marathon, 10K run, 10k walk, 5k run and a 5k walk. The half marathon begins at 8 a.m. All other races start at 9 a.m. at Cielo Grande Recreation Area, 1612 W. College Ave. Participants can sign up online at active.com, stop by 807 N. Missouri Ave. or call 575-624-6718.

Feb. 24
Elks Lodge celebrates

The Elks Lodge No. 969, 1720 N. Montana Ave., celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States. As part of this event, they will be having a free brunch between 9 and 11 a.m. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 575-622-1560, ext. 5.

Feb. 27
Paint and relax party for DA Dogs

The DA Dogs Foundation is hosting a paint and relax party for the DA dogs Beaumont, Lincoln, Lydia, Max and McKenzie at The Liberty, 312 N. Virginia Ave., at 6 p.m. There will be appetizers. Limited to 60 participants. Sign up and pre-payment required. For more information, visit its Facebook event page, dacourthousedogs.org or call 575-626-2422.

Feb. 28
The Hot and Energetic Universe

Experience the achievements of modern astronomy with the use of immersive visualizations and real images from the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories at the Goddard Planetarium, 100 W. 11th St. The show starts at 2 p.m. and includes a full-dome film accompanied by a star presentation and lasts approximately 40 minutes. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org or call 575-624-6744.

March 2
Dr. Seuss at Books Again Bookstore

The Roswell Public Library and Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company present as part of the First Friday Downtown Market a special meet and greet with the Cat in the Hat and the Grinch. There also will be a special story time at Books Again – Friends of the Roswell Public Library, 200 W. Second St. Face painting starts at 4:30 p.m. Special guests arrive at 6:30 p.m. and story time takes place from 7 to 8 p.m.

Feb. 26
Jazz night

Highland Jazz and Blues is performing at Stellar Coffee Co., 315 N. Main St., at 7 p.m. For more information, visit its event page on Facebook.

March 2, 3 and 4
‘A.C.T. Follies Dessert Theatre’

The Artesia Community Theatre presents “A.C.T. Follies Dessert Theatre” with evening performances on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 1006 W. Bullock Ave. There will be acting, singing and dance. A sweet treat will be provided. For more information and reservations, call 575-748-3444.

March 4
Sunday Funday All-Stars

Sunday Funday All-Stars at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico archive building, 208 N. Lea Ave., will return at 3 p.m. for an encore lecture. Dave Clary is a long-time Roswell author and historian who will be giving a rare talk and book signing regarding his work, “Eagles and Empire: The United States, Mexico and the Struggle for a Continent,” which covers the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). Clary is best known to Roswellians for his biography of Robert Goddard, “Rocket Man.” For more information, call 575-622-8333.

March 6
Guy Penrod concert

The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico is hosting a Guy Penrod concert at Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Road, at 7 p.m. Known for his country style, Penrod’s music has been applauded in the gospel as well as country music community. He has appeared on “The Grand Ole Opry” and on numerous country recordings. His “Hymns” recording debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Southern Gospel retail chart and became the top-selling southern gospel album of 2012. In 2011, he became a Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, and he was inducted alongside the Gaither Vocal Band into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2014. For more information, call 575-622-8333.