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Car-A-Fair show continues today at Lake Carlsbad

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Carlsbad
June 2
Car-A-Fair 2018

The car show Car-A-Fair 2018 started Friday night at 6 p.m. at Lake Carlsbad Beach Park, located along the Pecos River. 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.

Dexter
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. 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

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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.

Ruidoso
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. The onlookers can watch as the teams race their beds back through midtown and up Center Street to Wingfield Park. Following the race activities are planned 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.

Cloudcroft
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.

Lovington
June 4
Kickoff to Summer in LOVington

The citywide 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
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. 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.

Alamogordo
June 9
Open house at the animal control

The Alamogordo Animal Control is hosting an open house event, 2910 N. Florida Ave., from noon to 5 p.m. The public is invited to an afternoon of activities and to rescue a new best friend. There will be face painting, a bouncy house, home projects and a reptile expert. Food vendors are also on site. For more information or pet adoption, email alamogordopd@ci.alamogordo.nm.us, find them on Facebook or call 575-439-4330.

Carlsbad
June 9
Cavernfest

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. The headliner is the legendary band Shenandoah, who 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.

Lovington
June 15 and 16
Smokin’ on the Plaza

The ninth annual Smokin’ on the Plaza returns to downtown Lovington with the IBCA sanctioned BBQ cook-off. BBQ teams can still sign up to compete. There will be lots of food and craft vendors, live music featuring Frank Ray on Friday and Zane Williams and Bart Crow on Saturday. Drylands Brewing Company provides a beer garden and entertainment is provided with the Smokin’ Cornhole Tournament and Little Miss Smokin’ Q. The party starts on Friday at noon and ends on Saturday at 10 p.m. For more information, visit hobbsevents.org or lovingtonmainstreet.org.