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Carlsbad’s park rangers visit Artesia library Saturday


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March 7

New Mexico Astronomy

Park rangers from Carlsbad Caverns will be at the Artesia Public Library, 205 W. Quay Ave., from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to talk about New Mexico’s night sky.

For more information, call 575-746-4252.

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March 7

Women’s Heritage Tea

Three exceptional women — Pat Chappelle, Gay Kernan and Lema White — will be honored at the annual Women’s Heritage Tea, sponsored by the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Hall of Fame, 1 Thunderbird Circle.

The program will be at 2 p.m. with high tea following at 3 p.m. Men and women are encouraged to wear their favorite, silliest, or most interesting hat for a chance to win a door prize. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 575-492-2678.


March 7 and 8

Vines In The Pines

The annual Vines In The Pines Art and Wine Festival takes place at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, from noon to 6 p.m. on both days.

There will be live music on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. by Chris Baker.

For more information and tickets, visit eventbrite.com.


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.

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.

Los Alamos

March 14


Skiesta is a favorite event of both locals and visitors. Taking place at one of New Mexico’s best ski areas, Pajarito Mountain, Skiesta combines local beers and wines with live music, skiing and snowboarding, and of course, the popular costume contest. Events run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featured breweries for the year include Boese Brothers, Second Street Brewery, Red River Brewing Company, Bathtub Row Brewing and Rowleys Farmhouse Brewery, and music will be performed by DK and the Affordables.

For more information, visit pajarito.ski.


March 14

NMJC Pi Day Celebration

The sixth annual New Mexico Junior College Pi Day Celebration returns to the Lea County Event Center, 5101 N. Lovington Highway. Along with more than 100 booths of math and science fun for kids and adults, the event features pie-themed snacks, pizza and snowcones. Additionally, there are lots of door prizes to win. The 2019 event had over 5,500 people attending. The event is free to the public. For more information, contact Susan Fine, NMJC director of communications, at sfine@nmjc.edu or call 575-492-2781.


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.


March 21

The Hit Men concert

Classic rock’s unique supergroup of legendary side men, The Hit Men, will perform at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road, at 7 p.m.

The group are the 2019 recipients of Nashville’s Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum first Road Warriors Award, given to them to honor “their years of dedication to the music, and the countless miles … that they have traveled in delivering so many hits throughout the world.” The five musicians have performed with the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John, Frankie Valli, Foreigner, The Who, Toto, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce and The Rascals. They’re the real deal, appearing on more than 85 albums, many of them gold and platinum. They are the actual artists you heard in concert and on the original versions of classic rock’s most important songs.

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


March 26

Vietnam War-era veterans to be honored

Vietnam War-era veterans will be honored at a 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War ceremony at the Owingeh Resort Hotel, located at 68 NM State Highway 291, just north of Española, at 10:30 a.m.

The ceremony is presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) and the Santa Fe National Cemetery as part of a nationwide effort started by the U.S. Department of Defense in 2012 — and to continue “rolling” through 2025 — to honor the 50th anniversary of our country’s involvement in the Vietnam War, and to honor all Vietnam War-era veterans and their families. A 50th-anniversary commemorative pin and a certificate of appreciation for their military service will be presented to veterans and family members of deceased Vietnam War-era veterans.


March 27

Play Me the Music of Neil Diamond

Play Me the Music of Neil Diamond show comes to the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St. The show starts at 7 p.m. The highly acclaimed “Play Me the Music of Neil Diamond,” a Neil Diamond tribute, features the incomparable talent of recording artist and Las Cruces artist Chris Waggoner singing in the style of Neil Diamond. Backed by a seven-piece band and the Diamonette singers, the show is a high-powered tribute to the music and musical styling of the iconic Neil Diamond.

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


Until March 27

Carlsbad Arts 2020

The Carlsbad Area Art Association presents Carlsbad Arts 2020 annual exhibit at the Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, 418 W. Fox St.

For more information, visit carlsbadnmmuseum.com or call 575-887-0276.


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.

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

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