Around Town First Day April 24, 2014

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is the first day the following items have appeared in Around Town. Items are generally published a maximum of five times.)
INDIE FILM — Tickets are on sale now for a potential screening of the independent film “Profile of a Killer,” produced by Artesia native Jasmine Reid. The screening will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Landsun Theater provided 79 tickets are sold by April 29. To purchase, visit www.tugg.com/events/8712.
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SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP — A summer basketball camp for boys and girls in grades 5-9 will be held June 2 – July 3 at the Artesia Center. Children in grades 5-7 will attend from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and children in grades 8-9 from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost is $25; registration deadline is May 16. To register or for more information, contact Sonny at 746-9009.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Around Town is intended to announce events of interest to the general public in Artesia and the immediate area. Announcements of club and non-profit organizations, school activities, government events and church activities are generally included in Around town.)
HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM — Anyone interested in Classical Conversation, a homeschool program, is invited to attend an informational meeting at 5 p.m. Friday, April 25, at First Presbyterian Church.
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BOOK BONANZA — Children ages 10 and under are invited to a Book Bonanza from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Artesia Public Library. The event will feature crafts, stories, and free books and other goodies.
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GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP — Artesia Clean & Beautiful will hold its citywide cleanup event Saturday, April 26. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Central Park to sign in and pick up t-shirts, gloves and trash bags. For more information, call 748-3192.
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RESTLESS HEART — Restless Heart, presented by Par Five Energy Services and sponsored by Tate Branch Dodge, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Artesia High School Auditorium. Tickets are $30 and are available at the OPAC box office or online at www.artesiaartscouncil.com.
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GOLF SCRAMBLE — Eddy County CASA will host its annual golf scramble fundraiser at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Artesia Country Club. Entry fee is $30 per person, with teams consisting of six people; deadline is April 26. Mulligans are an additional $5; each golfer is allowed one. Golfers of all levels can compete for pro shop merchandise and prizes. Proceeds will benefit abused and neglected children. For more information, contact Juan Jimenez at 746-6732 or CASA at 746-6077.
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WASTE COLLECTION — The New Mexico Environment Department will be collecting hazardous waste, including appliances, paint, electronics and batteries, as well as pharmaceuticals, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Carlsbad Beach dock area.
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SOFTBALL BOOSTERS — The Artesia High School Softball Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the varsity softball field. The softball banquet will be discussed. For more information, call 513-2799 or 513-2599.
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HOSPITAL BOARD — The Artesia Special Hospital District Board of Trustees will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Artesia General Hospital meeting room for the purpose of conducting regular business and discussing finances and other matters in an open setting.
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VOLUNTEER DAY — A volunteer day for the Navajo Nature Trail will be held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the trail, located along JJ Clarke Drive between 16th Street and Centennial Drive. Hats, gloves, water and sunscreen will be provided. For more information, contact Shannon Johnson at shannon.johnson@hollyfrontier.com or 746-5225.
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HAYOVEL — A HaYovel event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. HaYovel is an organization dedicated to strengthening independent farmers in Israel through networking, education, tourism and activism. For more information, contact Susie at 513-1191.
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MAY DAY BREAKFAST — First Presbyterian Church invites the public to its 103rd Annual May Day Breakfast from 6:30-9 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at the church, corner of Fourth Street and Grand Avenue. Tickets are $6 each and are available at the church office, from any church member, or at the door. Carryout is available. For more information, call 746-2721.
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VOTING CERTIFICATION — The Eddy County Bureau of Elections will certify the in-person absentee voting machine for the primary election at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at 325 S. Main St., Carlsbad. All interested parties are invited to attend. For more information, call 575-885-3383.
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CLASS OF 1994 — The Artesia High School Class of 1994 will hold its 20-year reunion July 11-12. The class will also sponsor a praise and worship on Sunday, July 13. Registration packets will be mailed out by May 1. For more information, contact Dusty Bean at 420-2589, Jennifer Miller at 703-5455, or Ronny Derrick at 626-1656.
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YESO PTO — The monthly Yeso Elementary School PTO meeting will be held at noon Friday, May 2, in Room 8. All parents are encouraged to attend.
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SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT — A Cinco de Mayo softball tournament will be held May 2-3 at Jaycee Park. Divisions include men’s and co-ed competitive and recreational. Entry fee is $250 per team; deadline is April 28. To register or for more information, contact Anthony at 706-6299.
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LINCOLN DAY DINNER — The Republican Party of Eddy County will present its 2014 Lincoln Day Dinner Friday, May 2, at the Leo Sweet Community Center in Carlsbad. A reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Congressman Steve Pearce on “Grit,” and Susan Riedel, candidate for Attorney General, will speak. For ticket information, call 575-887-6918, 706-0704 or 302-3194.
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PINK IMPACT — Harvest Fellowship Women’s Ministry will present a Pink Impact simulcast May 9-10 at the church, 404 W. Richey Ave. To register or for more information, call the church office at 746-6195 or harvestwomen@harvestfellowshipartesia.com.