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Lea County Fair taking place in Lovington

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Lovington

Ongoing until Aug. 11

Lea County Fair and Rodeo

The 83rd annual Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo takes place. The parade is planned for Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. For sign-up forms and information, visit lovingtonchamber.org or call 575-396-5311.

Carlsbad

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Aug. 11

Concert and dance fundraiser

A concert by JD and the Badlands Band is held as a fundraiser for the Carlsbad Battered Families Shelter at the Carlsbad Elks Lodge, 1558 Elks Drive, from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit carlsbadshelter.com or call 575-885-4615.

Ruidoso

Aug. 11

Music In The Streets

Every Saturday until Oct. 27 the free Ruidoso community program features midtown live performances from 2 to 6 p.m. Roswell musician Matt Palmer will perform this Saturday. For more information, visit discoverruidoso.com.

Artesia

Aug. 12

Membership Brunch

The Artesia Arts Council is holding its 74th annual membership brunch and artist reception at 510 Gallery, 510 W. Main St., from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. There will be a breakfast burrito bar and mimosa bar. All are welcome. For information and reservations call 575-746-4212.

Albuquerque

Aug. 18

Bosque Chile Festival

Join in the celebration of the chile harvest at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. This event offers entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, agricultural workshops and chef demonstrations. New this year, the Chicharron Challenge featuring local restaurants firing up disc-It-grills to make the best chicharrones in Bernalillo County. Registration is open for the inaugural Ristra Run 5K Fun Run starting at 8 a.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW. Ristra Runners receive an event T-shirt and admission to the Bosque Chile Festival. For more information email bosquechilefestival@bernco.gov or call 505-468-1418.

Ruidoso

Aug. 18

Music In The Streets

Every Saturday until Oct. 27 the free Ruidoso community program features midtown live performances from 2 to 6 p.m. Musician Chris Miles will perform this Saturday. For more information, visit discoverruidoso.com.

Ruidoso

Aug. 24 to 26

Ruidoso Noon Lions Club Antique Festival

The Ruidoso Noon Lions Club Antique Festival takes place at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. For more information, visit heritageeventcompany.com.

Artesia

Aug. 25

Red Dirt Black Gold Festival

The annual Red Dirt Black Gold Festival is the signature event of the Artesia Arts & Cultural Disctrict and takes place at Heritage Plaza. The event features music, food, vendors, artists and entertainment for the entire family. Headliners are this year Roger Creager and William Clark Green. The other artists are JD and the Badlands Band and The Yarbrough Band. For more information, visit artesiaacd.com/red-dirt-black-gold or call 575-736-3264.

Carlsbad

Aug. 25

Second annual Amazing Race — Carlsbad

Registration for the second annual Amazing Race — Carlsbad, has to be made by Aug. 20th to guarantee a spot. It kicks off at 8 a.m. and there will be cash prizes for first, second and third place winners. For more information and registration, visit SENMCAC.com, its Facebook event page or call 575-200-3929.

Hagerman

Aug. 25

The Blowback Rally

The Blowback Rally gives the community a chance to meet the first responders for Hagerman and surrounding areas. There will be activities throughout the day, including a friendly competition of Shield vs. Hose at 3:30 p.m., Sand Volley Ball Tournament — call 575-840-4864 to register; Horse Shoe Competition — call 575-626-8813 to register; Cowpie Bingo — tickets can be purchased at Hagerman Police Department or call 575-626-8813. There will be food and refreshment booths, dunk-a-cop or firefighter, a donut eating contest, face painting, enchilada dinner and a movie in the park at 8:30 p.m. Volunteers who want to participate, call Rachelle at 575-626-8813. All proceeds will benefit the two families that lost their homes in the June wind storm. For more information and updates visit the Hagerman Police Department Facebook page.