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Staked Plains Roundup will be virtual, Sept. 10-11


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Sept. 10 and 11

Roundup in Hobbs

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame in Hobbs announce that their Staked Plains Roundup event, Sept. 10 and 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be virtual.

Staked Plains Roundup is an annual event, normally for fourth graders, located on the campus of New Mexico Junior College and hosted by the Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame. This event allows students to visit various presenters, each discussing an aspect of life on the Llano Estacado or Staked Plains, past or present.

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Students, teachers and the community are invited to participate in this virtual event. Children will learn about branding, native plants and animals, New Mexican music, and so much more. Access to the event is free: Visit the museum’s Facebook page @WHMuseum or Instagram account @whmnmjc for videos and activities posted throughout the days. All events and activities will be saved on the museum’s YouTube channel for those who want to watch the events at a later date.

For more information, visit nmjc.edu/museum or call 575-492-2678.



Online exhibitions

The Albuquerque Museum has put together a large list of online exhibitions around the topic of the testing site of the first nuclear bomb near Alamogordo.

The exhibitions are available as a virtual “walk-through” online at cabs.gov. The various 360º preview of the exhibitions cover the museum’s gallery, the Trinity test, environment, video room and educational activities among other topics.

The exhibitions’ guides are available to download in English and in Spanish.



Free activities

The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center hosts a free Facebook live event every Monday at 1 p.m. on how to create origami figures. On Wednesday, the Ocotillo Comedy Troupe presents, “Lunchtime Special” at noon and on Thursdays, parents can pick up free activity bags that were put together by Artesia Arts Council and Eddy County United Way.

For more information, visit its Facebook page.



Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park is open

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park reopened for day use only. The park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

For more information, visit emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/livingdesertstatepark.html.


Until Sept. 14

Virtual scavenger hunt

Ocotillo Performing Arts Center presents The Amazing Artesia Race, every Wednesday.

This virtual race is hosted through the ActionBound app. Participants will have to complete a series of tasks that will take them around downtown Main Street. The race is completed on one’s own time. The race is a fundraiser for the Artesia Arts Council.

For more information, visit its Facebook event page or artesiaartscouncil.com.

Virtual New Mexico

Sept. 12

Prickly Pear Festival

The second annual New Mexico Prickly Pear Festival will be online, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, the New Mexico Prickly Pear Festival will hold its cooking demonstrations, talks, music and activities online.

Tickets are donation-based and all proceeds will go to the Three Sisters Kitchen and COVID-19 relief for the Navajo (Dine) Nation. For more information, visit nmpricklypearfest.com or its Facebook event page.


Sept. 12


GRAPE AID 2020 will transition into a live “Drive-In Concert” at 6 p.m. in partnership with AMP Concerts for GRAPE AID Live featuring New Mexico’s newest singer-songwriter transplant, Elle King. King is going to headline the star-studded event, which will benefit the New Mexico Wine & Grape Growers Association for this year’s harvest. Performing solo, this rare performance by King will be the capstone to GRAPE AID 2020.

For more information, visit grapeaid.com or nmwine.com.


Sept. 18 to 19

PASEO Project — call for artists

The seventh annual PASEO Project is an art festival that is 100% free and family-friendly. Local, national and international artists will present immersive and participatory art installations that harness art, science and technology to explore ideas relevant to the community. The festival takes place in the Taos Historic District, 222 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. For more information, visit paseoproject.org, email paseo@paseoproject.org or call 575-613-0601.

The calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates and more information, contact the event venue or organizer.

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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