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Artesia holding auditions for ‘Follies’ tonight

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Carlsbad

Until April 30

Holey Landscape! — Guadalupe Mountains Annual Youth Poster Contest

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, in partnership with the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, invites all young artists between the ages of 6-17 to participate in its fourth annual Youth Poster Contest.

This year’s theme focuses on karst and its importance in the natural world. Interested artists can download the 2019 poster contest entry form on the Guadalupe Mountains website.

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For more information, visit nps.gov/gumo or call Elizabeth Jackson at 915-828-3251, ext. 2300.

Artesia

April 26

Auditions for “Follies”

Artesia Community Theatre is holding auditions for its annual Follies on both days at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St. The show will be in June at Hopscotch Brewery. Specific dates will be released on a later date.

For more information about the audition, visit its Facebook page or contact Kandese Green at 575-495-5562 or Lindsay Waugh at 580-206-4795.

Santa Fe

April 26 and 27

New Mexico School for the Arts Senior Projects

Each year, the senior theater artists of the New Mexico School for the Arts, 275 E. Alameda St., spend many weeks writing, crafting, creating — and then performing their senior projects on two separate nights. They are asked to create a piece — a short play, monologue or other performance piece — in which they express what it means to them to be an artist at this stage of their training, and to express something that is of great meaning or importance to them.

The results are often astounding — humorous, poignant, profound and always interesting work comes out of this process. The public can meet these new artists on two separate evenings. Eight seniors perform on Friday at 7 p.m. and the other eight seniors perform on Saturday at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit nmschoolforthearts.org.

Artesia

April 27

Child Safety Fair

The ninth annual Child Safety Fair is hosted by Artesia Police Department at Guadalupe Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All local law and fire agencies and businesses come together to work with the community to provide information to help protect the children kids. The free event features music, food, dancing, a doughnut eating contest, mascot dance-off, face painting, a car seat clinic and activities for all ages.

For more information, call Cpl. Baca at 575-746-5000.

Alamogordo

April 27

Community Earth Day Fair

The 26th annual Community Earth Day Fair takes place at Alameda Park Zoo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will have more than 80 vendors, including local nonprofits, gardening clubs, educational booths and several food booths. A mass release of butterflies will take place at 11 a.m.

For more information, email cpd@alamogordo.com or call 575-437-6120.

Alamogordo

April 27

MUFON New Mexico meeting

The Mutual UFO Network New Mexico state chapter meets at the Alamogordo Public Library, 920 Oregon Ave., from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

New Mexico State Director, Don Burleson, is hosting the free event. A slide show on the Holloman Air Force Base UFO landing and its relation to the Socorro incident and information regarding recent cases reportet throughout the state.

For more information, visit its Facebook page @nmmufon, call 575-622-0855 or 860-324-7614.

Artesia

May 2

Jarabe Mexicano concert

Jarabe Mexicano performs at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 7 p.m. The band performs on traditional mariachi instruments accompanied by lively percussion.

Jarabe’s arrangements feature Spanish and English vocals, along with traditional boleros, huapangos, sones and rancheras, accompanied with cumbias, revamped rock ‘n’ roll hits and reggae classics.

For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com, email boxoffice@artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.

Alamogordo

May 3

Free launch pad lecture

As part of the free launch pad lecture series at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road 2001 (86.86 mi), museum executive director Chris Orwoll lecture, The forgotten Missions: Apollo IX and X, takes place at 9 a.m. on the museum’s first floor.

For more information, visit nmspacemuseum.org, like its Facebook page @ NMSpaceMuseum, call 575-437-2840 or 1-877-333-6589.

Capitan

May 3 to 4

Smokey Bear Days

This year, Smokey Bear’s Hometown Association will unveil its Fallen Wildland Firefighters Memorial and celebrate Smokey’s 75th Birthday during the 2019 Smokey Bear Days.

All day on Friday the Smokey Bear hot air balloon will be at Lincoln County Fair Grounds. There will be music throughout the weekend. On Saturday there will be a chainsaw carving competition, a car show, firefighters challenge and other entertainment.

For more information, visit smokeybeardays.com, nmstateforestry.com or call 575-354-2748.

Magdalena

May 3 to 5

Magdalena Gallery and Studio Tour weekend

The Magdalena Gallery and Studio Tour kicks off with iconic singer and storyteller Jo Carol Pierce at 7 p.m. at 106 N. Main St.

Following up on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. the gallery will present collaborative paintings by Jeff Wheeler and Daniel Johnston. Galleries and studios on North Main Street will be open.

For tickets for Friday night and more information, call 210-473-9062.

Cloudcroft

May 4

STEM Activities

Activities at Sunspot Astronomy and Visitors Center take place from noon to 4 p.m. and includes light up Mother’s Day card, pop your top, marbled paper and are you UV safe.

For more information, call 575-434-7190.

Dexter

May 4

Fireworks fundraiser

The Dexter Fire Department is holding its annual fundraiser — which includes dinner and dance. The event takes place at 6 p.m. at the Disabled American Veteran’s Hall, 1602 N. Montana Ave.

The event is only for those who are 21 or older. The open bar will be available until the last ticket is drawn. The profits go to the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Lake Van in Dexter. Tickets are being sold by the Dexter firefighters.

For more information, call 575-734-5401 or visit its Facebook page.

Fort Stanton

May 4

Rio Bonito Folk Fest

The public is invited to the Rio Bonito Folk Fest, Fort Stanton Historic Site, 108 Kit Carson Road, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The new event is sponsored by Fort Stanton, Inc. and the Friends of Historic Lincoln.

There will be live folk music, New Mexico craft beer and wine tastings, regional food vendors and a children’s activity area.

For more information, visit its Facebook event page, nmhistoricsites.org or call 575-354-2250.

Carlsbad

May 4 to 5

Unique Arts & Crafts Show

Friends of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens hosts its Unique Arts & Crafts Show at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

There is no fee for the show in the Visitor Center, but regular admission fees will apply for those wishing to enter the zoo.

For more information, call the park at 575-887-5516.

Santa Fe, Vaughn and Clovis

May 6 to 7

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America

Former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America by leading the longest route in the rides’ history.

As one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, the ride will travel a true corner-to-corner route across the United States — starting in Seattle, Washington, on May 3 and ending in Key Largo, Florida, on May 11.

On this milestone anniversary route, Petty will lead 250 participants, including more than 30 new riders, through 11 states in nine days. On May 6 they will be stopping in Santa Fe and on May 7 they will be in Vaughn and Clovis, before heading out to Childress, Texas.

For more information, visit kylepettycharityride.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.