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Belen Art League Spring Show ends May 27


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Ongoing until May 27

Belen Art League’s Spring Show takes place at the Harvey House Museum, 104 N. First St. The show features art work with oils, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media; also included: jewelry, pottery and fiber arts. The opening reception is on May 12 at 1 p.m. For more information, visit belenartleaguegalleryandgifts.com or call 505-861-0217.

May 26 and 27
‘Air Commandos on the High Plains’

The 27th Special Operations Wing invites the public to its free ‘Air Commandos on the High Plains Air’ Show, Space and Tech Fest at Cannon Air Force Base, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. In addition to our their own aircrafts, the USAF Thunderbirds and Canadian Royal Air Force F-18 Demo teams perform this year. For more information, visit cannon.af.mil/cannonairshow or call the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Office at 575-784-4131.

Las Cruces
May 26 to 28
Las Cruces Wine Festival

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The 26th annual Las Cruces Wine Festival features New Mexico’s best wineries, exceptional food, talented artists and award-winning musicians. It takes place at the Southern New Mexico State Fair Grounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd., from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, visit nmwine.com or call 505-859-0541.

May 28
Memorial Day parade and ceremony

Line up for the annual Memorial Day parade is at 8 a.m. at the Carlsbad School Administration office, 408 N. Canyon St. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m., heading south on Canyon to Greene Street to James Street and south to the Veteran’s Park at the Lower Tansill Dam where the ceremony takes place. For more information, visit carlsbadchamber.com or call 575-361-5848.

June 1 and 2
Car-A-Fair 2018

The car show Car-A-Fair 2018 starts Friday night at 6 p.m. for early registration at Lake Carlsbad Beach Park, located along the Pecos River. There will be a hot dog roast followed by a cruise to the Fiesta Drive-in Theatre for a movie. The car show set up on Saturday is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. This is an outdoor (shaded area) judged car show for motorized vehicles only. Car show entrance at the intersection of Elmdale Street and East Riverside Drive. The award ceremony starts at 3:30 p.m. There will be first-, second- and third-place trophies awarded in 40 classes. For more information, visit carsclubofcarlsbad.com/carafair.html or call Dave Kump at 575-200-5534 or Steve Angell at 575-706-0697.

June 2
Milkman Triathlon

The 34th annual Milkman Triathlon takes place at Lake Van starting at 8 a.m. The Southwest Challenge Series includes a 0.5 swim, 20K biking and a 5K run. There will be awards and the public is invited to cheer their favorite athletes on. Deadline to register is May 30, 3 p.m. online at active.com or call 575-734-5415. For more information, visit milkmantriathlon.com.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
June 2
National Trails Day Hike at Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Frijole Days Music Festival

Celebrate National Trails Day on this 50th Anniversary of National Recreation Trails from 8 to 10 a.m. The Ranger’s office and the Frijole Ranch Museum is located at 400 Pine Canyon, Salt Flat in Texas. Ranger and volunteers guide the groups on a 2.3 mile hike round trip to Smith Springs. The trail is a moderate hike loop. Attendees are asked to bring water, snacks and sturdy hiking boots or shoes. After the hike, guests are invited to stay for the Frijole Days Music Festival at the Frijole Ranch until 3 p.m. Their will be live music, house tours, frontier games and crafts. The event is free, park fees apply. For more information, visit nps.gov/gumo or call Elizabeth Jackson at 915-828-3251, ext. 2300.

June 2
The Great High Mountain Bed Race and Green Chile Cook-Off

The Great High Mountain Bed Race and Green Chile Cook-Off kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. beginning at the corner of Sudderth Drive and Eagle Drive as it travels through midtown. Then the onlookers can watch as the teams race their beds back through midtown and up Center Street to Wingfield Park. Following the race there will be activities at the park and at 11 a.m. the second annual Green Chile Cook-off starts. Winners will be announced at 1 p.m. as grand finale. All profits go towards the support of High Mountain Youth Project’s Drop-in Center for high school kids experiencing homelessness. For more information or to enter the race, visit highmountainyouth.org/high-mountain-bed-race or email highmountainbedrace@gmail.com.

June 2 to 10
Garden Stroll

The Shady Pines Chamber Players invite the public to this season’s first Garden Stroll. The event takes place daily from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. weather permitting. The garden is a fairy garden with vintage sounds coming from the musical gnome or a phonograph machine. There will be surprise guest musicians and the organizers are planning to have the members of the Cloudcroft Art Society set up their easels. Shady Pines is located up Wren Place, towards The Lodge, at 200 Fox Ave. For more information, visit its Facebook page or call 361-557-1960.

June 4
Kickoff to Summer in LOVington

The city-wide party Summer in LOVington takes place at the Chaparral Park at 5 p.m. The Lovington Youth Center and Lovington Public Library are teaming up with the city of Lovington, Lovington Parks and Recreation, Lovington MainStreet, Lovington Economic Development and the Lovington Chamber of Commerce for the party. There will be free burgers, hotdogs, snow cones, tournaments, trash hockey, prizes and water slides. For more information, visit hobbsevents.org or call 575-396-1418.

Santa Fe
May 26 to Sept. 9

The New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave., presents the exhibition of Patrick Nagatani’s photographs. Nagatani was an Albuquerque resident and teacher and a leading figure in the directorial style of photography. Nagatani often constructed complex tableaus and detailed models for the camera to bring attention to truths that are often hidden in plain sight. For more information, visit nmartmuseum.org.

Ruidoso Downs
May 25 to 28
Racetrack opening weekend

The horses return Memorial Day weekend with trials for the estimated $1-million Ruidoso Futurity and the estimated $750,000 Ruidoso Derby. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Billy the Kid Casino will draw 10 finalists each night to win a Jeep Compass on Sunday evening valued at $25,000 and the first 500 fans Friday, Saturday and Sunday will receive a free Ruidoso Downs T-shirt. The legendary Red Steagall performs Sunday evening in the horse sale arena at 7 p.m. For more information, visit raceruidoso.com or call 575-378-4140.

Santa Fe
June 5 to 8
Motion conference

The Motion Conference, organized by motion.tv, takes place at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. This event brings together motion designers, animators, VFX artists, directors, designers and filmmakers for talks, fresh ideas, spirited conversation and fun after hours playtime where genuine connections are made. Erin Sarofsky, founder and executive creative director at Sarofsky is speaking at Motion 2018. Sarofsky is best known for her work in movies such as “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America:Civil War,” Guardians Of The Galaxy, Volume One and Two,” “Animal Kingdom,” “Superstore” and “Ant-Man.” For more information, visit motionconference.com.

June 9

The annual citywide celebration is a free event. Downtown merchants will have sidewalk sales, MainStreet Carlsbad will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs. The public is invited to bring blankets and chairs to the courthouse lawn, play cornhole, volleyball, toss a frisbee and children can play in the jump houses and draw on the sidewalks. Music by local bands fill the street throughout the day. The music festival starts in the evening. Headliner is the legendary band Shenandoah. Shenandoah became well-known for delivering hits such as “Two Dozen Roses,” “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy Award-winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Other performers are Adam Wakefield, Damien Maze, Holly Tucker and Brian James Schram. For more information, visit cavernfest.com or call MainStreet Carlsbad at 575-628-3768.

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