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Artesia hosts Apollo 14 photograph display

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Artesia

Until June 29

Apollo 14 mission

The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, 505 W. Richardson Ave., has recently opened a display of Apollo 14 mission photographs featuring hometown astronaut Edgar Mitchell. For more information, visit artesianm.gov/154/Museum-Art-Center or call 575-748-9976.

Alamogordo

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June 19 to 22

Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts

The 10th annual Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts features world-renowned quilter, photographer and author Pam Holland and international instructor and lecturer as well as pattern designer, Debbie Maddy. There are several classes held before the main event on June 21 and 22, both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Otero County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit snmfq.com or call 575-437-4880.

Alamogordo

June 21

‘Chasing the Moon’

The New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Route 2001, and KRWG TV will present a free screening of the new PBS documentary “Chasing the Moon” at 6 p.m. in the New Horizons Dome Theater. Prior to the screening, Museum of Space History Executive Director Chris Orwoll will do a presentation on the Apollo 11 program in the theater. Limited seating is available and the public is encouraged to arrive a few minutes early. The screening and presentation is expected to run approximately two hours. For more information, visit nmspacemuseum.org or call 575-437-2840.

Artesia

June 21

Elektric Voodoo concert

A concert with Elektric Voodoo takes place at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Elektric Voodoo is a nationally touring band from San Diego, California led by Scott Tournet, founding member of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and their guitarist for 13-plus years. The band blends classic afrobeat, latin, rock ‘n’ roll, psych, jazz and blues into it’s own unique genre that tastefully straddles the line between modern and vintage. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.

Carlsbad

June 21 and 22

Kicker Arenacross and Freestyle Motocross Show

As seen on Fox Sports, the Kicker Arenacross comes to the Eddy County Sheriff’s Posse Arena, 1601 E. Greene St. The public will be able to see high flying, bar-to-bar race action as well as top professional and amateur arenacross competitors. There will be also an ultimate freestyle motocross show with stunt riders, jumpers and lots of action. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or stubwire.com.

Ruidoso/Mescalero

June 21

Jeff Foxworthy

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy performs at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, at 8 p.m. For more information, visit ticketmaster.com, its Facebook event page or call 800-545-9011.

Fort Stanton

June 22

Fort Stanton After Dark

Although the gates are open every day for visitors, few people get to experience Fort Stanton Historic Site, Carson Road, after dark. Conducted after dark, from 5 to 10 p.m., rangers, historians and the Paranormal Society greet and guide visitors. For more information, visit fortstanton.org or call 575-354-0341.

Ruidoso/Alto

June 25

The 1st Armored Division Band concert

The 1st Armored Division Band performs patriotic and popular classics. Chief Warrant Officer Michael Jeffrey Moore is conducting. The show is free of charge and starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit spencertheater.com or call 575-336-4800.

Artesia

June 27

Free movie

The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center offers free family-friendly movies at Heritage Walkway, at 8 p.m. The last showing is “Spaceballs”. For more information, call 575-746-4212.

Hobbs

June 27, July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1

Free Thursday evenings with Rodin

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, open from 5 to 8 p.m., presents its free Thursday evenings with Rodin, starting at 6:30 p.m. with various activities including films, lessons and gatherings coinciding with the current traveling exhibit: Rodin: Truth, Form, Life, Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections. On June 27 and July 25, artists are welcome to join in the exhibit for an evening of sketching. For more information, visit nmjc.edu/museum or call 575-492-2678.

Alamogordo

June 28

Giant screen film premier: “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition”

The Giant Screen Film, “Apollo 11: First Steps,” premiers at the New Horizons Dome Theater at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road 2001, with showings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A thrilling giant-screen experience that showcases the real-life moments of the first lunar landing, “Apollo 11: First Steps” takes the viewer straight to the heart of this historic human endeavor. With never-before-seen 70 mm footage and a trove of newly discovered audio recordings, the filmmakers reconstruct the Apollo 11 mission in astonishing detail. For more information, visit nmspacemuseum.org or call 575-437-2840.

Albuquerque

June 28

Pirate’s Ball

The Holiday Dance Studio kicks off the Pirate’s Bash in conjunction with the New Mexico Renaissance Celtic Festival and 505 Steampunk: Society of Brass and Steam, at the Holiday Dance Studio, Inc. 5200 Eubank Blvd. NE, Ste. D. A beginning group class will be at 7 p.m. and open dancing will begin at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. For more information, visit holidaydancestudio.com or call 505-508-4020.

Artesia

June 28 to 30

Smokin on the Pecos

Smokin on the Pecos is a Kansas City Barbecue Society and Rocky Mountain BBQ Association sanctioned event that takes place at the Eddy County Fairgrounds, 3402 S. 13th St., which includes live entertainment, arts, crafts, a trade show and live music. Doors open on Friday at 4 p.m. Highlight is on Friday, the concert of JD & The Badlands at 7 p.m., bull riding at 7:30 p.m. at the open arena; and on Saturday gates open at 10 a.m. and the highlight is a double feature with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at 6:30 p.m. and The Gatlin Brothers at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday the children can meet Mater and Lightning from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Barbecue Awards will be given on Sunday at 3 p.m. For more information, visit smokinonthepecos.com.

Albuquerque

June 29

REO Speedwagon concert

The legendary rock band REO Speedwagon performs at Route 66 Casino Hotel, Legends Theater, 14500 Central Avenue SW, at 8 p.m. For more information, visit rt66casino.com or call 505-352-7866.

Cloudcroft

June 29

Independence Day Celebration

The annual Burro Avenue Independence Weekend includes the parade on Burro Avenue at 4 p.m. From 7 to 11 p.m. the Street Dance takes place featuring Chris Baker and Tanner Houston. The Cloudcroft Light Opera Comedy presents a melodrama at 7:30 p.m. in the open air pavilion. For more information, email chamber@coolcloudcroft.com or call 575-682-2733.

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