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Fort Sumner celebrating anniversary of Bosque Redondo


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June 9

Part of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo between the United States and the Navajo Nation. The anniversary will be commemorated through a series of events at the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site, 3647 Billy the Kid Road, which celebrates its 50th anniversary. On Friday, events began with a sneak peek of the new exhibition at Bosque Redondo from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., which includes sessions. There will be on-site food vendors. From 1 to 3 p.m. a series of speakers will present historic information, including Manuelito Wheeler, director of the Navajo Nation Museum; Holly Houghton, Mescalero Apache Tribal Historic Preservation Office; exhibit designers Eldon Potter and Bryan Potter of Bryan Potter Design; Morgen Young, project historian and historical research associate and Jeff Pappas, State Historic Preservation officer and director of the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. From 3 to 4:30 p.m., Suzanne Hudson, a Navajo tribal member, tells the stories handed down from her fourth and third great grandmothers who were at the Bosque Redondo concentration camp. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, will be the formal commemoration of the Navajo Treaty of 1868 with speakers from the Navajo Nation, Mescalero Apache Tribe and New Mexico Government. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch will available from on-site vendors. At noon there will be cultural dances and presentations. From 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., a commemorative 7-mile walk of remembrance from the Bosque Redondo Memorial to Fort Sumer High School takes place. Visitors are encouraged to participate. For more information, visit nmhistoricsites.org or call 800-495-1279.

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.

June 9 and 10
New Mexico Junior College Foundation Golf Tournament

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The 19th annual New Mexico Junior College Foundation Golf Tournament takes place at Rockwind Community Links, 5001 Jack Gomez Blvd., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday for a 2-person team. There will be a $1 million hole-in-one for five qualifying players. The field is limited to the first 60 teams. For more information, visit nmjc.edu/nmjcfoundation or call 575-492-2780.

Ongoing until June 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.

Ruidoso – Mescalero
June 13
Wait for What!? concert

The Americana band Wait for What!? is performing at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Apache Tee Restaurant, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, at 6 p.m. For more information, visit waitforwhat.com.

June 14 to Nov. 4
‘Cowgirl Justice — Sandra Day O’Connor’

The opening reception for the new exhibit: ‘Cowgirl Justice — Sandra Day O’Connor,’ takes place at the Western Heritage Museum, 1 Thunderbird Circle, Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is a Southwestern original, from her early ranch life to bucking partisan expectations in the highest court of the land. The exhibit focuses on young Sandra Day, who spent much of her youth at her Irish-American family’s Lazy B Ranch near Duncan, a small town just west of Arizona’s eastern border. The resilience and perseverance in the future justice’s demeanor is evident from early challenges like learning to drive at the age of 7 all the way to becoming the nation’s first woman on the Supreme Court. For more information, visit nmjc.edu.

June 15
Registration for Military & Veterans Appreciation Day at the State Fair

Veterans’ service organizations and community service provider agencies interested in being a part of 2018 Military & Veterans Appreciation Day at the State Fair are encouraged to attend a 10:30 a.m. registration, orientation, & briefing on Friday at the African American Pavilion on the New Mexico State Fairgrounds, . This year’s date for Military & Veterans Appreciation Day at the State Fair is September 11. There will be a limited number of booth/display spaces available for Military & Veterans Appreciation Day at the State Fair. Registration will be on a first-come, first served basis and will be done at the June 15 orientation and briefing. Registration may also be done at any time after the meeting — but will be subjected to a space available basis. Registrations will not be allowed or accepted prior to the orientation and briefing. For more information, contact Deanna Anaya at Deanna.anaya@state.nm.us or (505) 827-6356.

June 15 to 17
Gem and Mineral Show

Carlsbad’s Gem & Mineral Society presents its annual Gem and Mineral Show at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, 1504 Miehls Road. The show opens on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be gems, minerals, rocks, foxxils, beads and handcrafted jewelry, a silent auction and door prizes. For more information, visit carlsbadchamber.com.

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. 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.

Ruidoso – Mescalero
June 15 and 16
Wait for What!? concert

The Americana band Wait for What!? is performing at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Wendell’s Lounge, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, 8 p.m. For more information, visit waitforwhat.com.

June 16
Old Timer’s Day

A day full of entertainment awaits locals and visitors for the Old Timer’s Day. The Hagerman Old Timers’ Outhouse Race takes place at the football stadium. It is one of the most popular events that day. This year the theme is “Our Roots-Our Heritage.” Contestants are asked to check in by 12:30 p.m. and the race starts at 1 p.m. For further information, visit oldtimersday.org or contact Jessica Kirk at 575-703-4018, or via Facebook.

High Rolls
June 16 to 17
Lions Club Cherry Festival

The cherry orchards open up at High Rolls Mountain Park, 56 Cottage Row, each day at 9 a.m. for its 53rd annual Lions Club Cherry Festival. More than 65 vendors will be there and there will be lots of fresh mountain cherries. For the early birds there will be cherry pies. The biggest attraction is the opportunity for guests to pick their own cherries, a tradition that started in 1943 and continues on today. Only a late freeze stopped the U-pick tradition occasionally. For more information, visit highrollsfestivals.com or visit its Facebook event page.

June 9
Fun Run Wet ‘n Wild

This year Ride for Bikes hosts the Fun Run Wet’n Wild at Eddy County Fair Grounds, 3402 s. 13th St. The fun run is a four mile course where participants can walk, run, bike or skate the distance while getting soaked by volunteer soaker teams. These soaker teams are competing for the best soak method. Proceeds benefit Ride for Bikes Christmas bike program and the Ride to Meet the Challenge scholarship program. For more information, visit rideforbikes.com.

June 9

The annual city-wide 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.

June 9 and 10
Western Frontier Gun Show

The Western Frontier Gun Show takes place at the Walter Gerrells Event Center, 4012 National Parks Hwy. Doors open of Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit carlsbadchamber.com, call 575-430-8681 or email elifrontier@yahoo.com.

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