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New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards entry period open now


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Until April 30

Entry to the 2020 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

The entry period for the 2020 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards is now open.

Entries must be received by April 30 to be considered. Books published since Jan. 1, 2018 are eligible, if they have not won in any category previously.

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The new and revised entry form is posted on the Book Co-op website at nmbookcoop.com.


Jan. 25

Free preservation workshop — A Beginner’s Guide

The New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Route 2001, introduces a new series of free quarterly programs, aimed at helping people learn how to preserve and protect their family valuables and heirlooms.

The first preservation workshop is scheduled for Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. on the museum’s first floor. The title of the program is A Beginners Guide to the Care and Feeding of Your Collections and will be presented by museum curator Sue Taylor.

For more information, visit nmspacemuseum.org or call 575-437-2840 or 1-877-333-6589.


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.

Santa Fe

Jan. 25

Military and Veterans Day at the Legislature

The public is invited to join in the annual celebration of New Mexico’s service members and veterans — and to honor our nation’s former Prisoners of Wars and those currently Missing In Action.

There will be informational tables from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the east and west wings of the rotunda, staffed by the New Mexico National Guard, Department of Veterans Services, veterans service organizations and community service organizations. At noon there will be a special ceremony in the rotunda.

For more information, visit governor.state.nm.us.


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, age 18 and over.

For more information, call 575-746-4252.


Jan. 30

Pavlo concert

The award-winning recording artist, performer and songwriter Pavlo will perform at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 7 p.m.

Pavlo is currently on tour promoting his second PBS special, “Live in Kastoria,” Greece. The Canadian-Greek artist has made a name for himself by offering a musical amalgam he calls, Mediterranean music, a blend of Greek, flamenco, Latin and Balkan music, wrapped in contemporary pop. He’s performed for royalty such as Prince Charles and toured with José Feliciano, Jon Secada, Olivia Newton-John and The Tenors.

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


Feb. 1

Day of Dance for Health

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is sponsoring Day of Dance for Health at Sandia Resort & Casino, 30 Rainbow Road, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Highlight of the day is the Duke City Dance Off at 1 p.m. where local celebrities compete.

For more information, visit lovelace.com.


Feb. 7 and 8, 14 to 16

‘Arsenic & Old Lace’

The Community Players of Hobbs, 1700 N. Grimes St., present, “Arsenic & Old Lace,” by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Laura Brewster. The public has two weekends to see this iconic dark comedy. Showings are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit communityplayersofhobbs.com or like its Facebook page.


Feb. 8

T.G. Sheppard concert

Country music singer and songwriter T.G. Sheppard performs at Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road, at 7 p.m.

Sheppard has always had an unstoppable passion for making hits. Dominating Billboard charts for more than a decade, his smooth fusion of classic country, rhythm and blues and pop production defined the urban cowboy sound of the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Sheppard garnered 21 No. 1 hit songs, including a string of eight consecutive No. 1 hit songs in just two years’ time. His chart-toppers like “I Loved ‘Em Every One,” still pack concert halls, as does “Do You Wanna Go To Heaven,” “Slow Burn,” “Party Time,” “Only One You,” “War Is Hell (On the Homefront Too)” and his very first, “Devil in the Bottle.”

For more information, visit spencertheater.com or call 575-336-4800.

Silver City

Feb. 8

Chocolate Fantasia

The Mimbres Region Arts Council presents Chocolate Fantasia, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the town. The festival benefits art education programs for area children. Spend the day with your sweetheart or family as you stroll around historic Silver City sampling gourmet chocolate confections. Tickets are available now.

For more information, visit visitsilvercity.org or chocolatefantasia.org or call 575-538-2505.

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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