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Free telescope workshop Saturday in Alamogordo


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Jan. 4

Free telescope workshop

The New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Route 2001, is hosting a free telescope workshop for new users in its front classroom of the Tumbaugh building beginning at 10 a.m. The focus of the workshop is to show new telescope users the basics of set-up and viewing. For more information, visit nmspacemuseum.org or call 575-437-2840 or 1-877-333-6589.


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Jan. 4 and 5

Western Frontier Gun Show

The Western Frontier Gun Show will be held at Walter Gerrels Event Center, 4012 National Parks Highway. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.


Jan. 8

‘Finding Neverland’

The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road, presents “Finding Neverland,” a touring Broadway spectacular at 7 p.m. Winner of “Best Musical,” an Audience Choice Award, this magically charming tale tells the true story of J.M. Barrie, the 19th century English writer who rattled high-society London theatergoers by fabricating a boy who could fly — Peter Pan — and creating the land of Neverland, where nothing is impossible and childhood lasts forever. Featuring a cast of 30-plus touring Broadway actors and musicians, enchanting special effects, fabulous Neverland and 19th century London sets, a compelling true story within a story, and flying children. For more information, visit spencertheater.com or call 575-336-4800.


Jan. 12


The third annual Albuquerque NoshFest, takes place at Sandia Resort, 30 Rainbow Road, from noon to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque, proceeds benefit JCC’s programs including scholarships and supporting homeless children and families. The NoshFest is a celebration of Jewish food and culture. There will be a Kugel Cook-off, music and dancing by Rebbe’s Orkestro and joined by the Rikud and Keshet Dancers, raffles and many vendors. For more information, visit abqnoshfest.com or jccabq.org.


Jan. 12

Spaghetti Western Sunday

Spaghetti Western Sunday takes place from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. as a come-and-go event at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St. It’s for everybody who enjoys Westerns and eating spaghetti. Tickets include spaghetti, bread, salad and pizza for the kids, as well as dessert. The audience can wear its best Western wear and take pictures at the selfie station in between screenings of “Fievel Goes West,” “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” and “Once Upon A Time In The West.” Proceeds go to the Artesia Arts Council. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.


Jan. 13

Heather Layne concert

Heather Layne is performing at Carlsbad First Assembly, 1502 W. Mermod St., at 7 p.m. Layne is a Nashville recording artist and published songwriter. Her voice and songs can be heard on Christian and country stations. She has performed in the U.S. and overseas. For more information, visit heatherlayne.com.


Jan. 16

Nailed It! Family competition

The second annual all ages Nailed It! competition takes place at the Artesia Public Library, meeting room, 205 W. Quay Ave., at 5:30 p.m. Families and friends compete against other teams to make a literary-themed treat in 30 minutes. Teams are two to four people and have at least one adult. No cooking involved, only decorating. Materials are provided. The event is free and open to the public. Onlookers are welcome. For more information, call 575-746-4252.


Jan. 16

Exhibit opening

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1 Thunderbird Circle, invites the public to the grand opening reception of the new exhibit, Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, a science-in-disguise exhibition where kids get the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions they love to ask about the human body. The opening night reception is free and starts at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will be open Jan. 16 to May 10. For more information, call 575-492-2678.


Jan. 17, Feb. 21 and March 20

Aquarium overnight

Albuquerque Biopark’s Aquarium, 2601 Central Ave. NW, overnight is open for all ages. Doors open at 6 p.m., the program starts at 7 p.m. There will be marine activities, adventures and games. Participants will “sleep with the fishes.” For more information, visit cabq.gov.


Jan. 25

Artesia’s Booming Health and Business Expo

Artesia Arts Council presents the free Artesia’s Booming Health and Business Expo at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a free petting zoo and lunch at the event. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.


Jan. 30

Crafty Kitch Lit book discussion

The book group for those who love food, Crafty Kitch Lit, meets at the Artesia Public Library meeting room, 205 W. Quay Ave., from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This month’s book to read is “Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons,” by Lorna Landvik. Books are provided by the library. For those that can’t attend the physical meeting, text @kitchlit to 81010 to join the discussion that way. The event is free and open to the public, ages 18 and over. For more information, call 575-746-4252.


March 12 to 15

Bataan Memorial Death March

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Bataan Memorial Death March, on March 15, U.S. Army Garrison White Sands Missile Range, 100 Headquarters Ave., White Sands. The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging 26.2-mile march through the high desert terrain. There is also an option to do the 14.2-mile honorary march. This Memorial March is held in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health, and in many cases, their lives. This event is more than just a marathon. The entire weekend, Thursday through Sunday, participants get to meet survivors and attend historical seminars. For more information, visit bataanmarch.com.

If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email vision@rdrnews.com or call 622-7710 ext. 309.

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