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First Day — Feb 05, 2016

(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.)

HELPERS CLUB

The San Pedro Helpers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the First Baptist Church Total Life Center west meeting room.

SAN PEDRO VALENTINE’S PARTY

The San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will hold a Valentine’s Day party at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the dining room. Cherry pie and coffee will be served, and the queen and king will be crowned. All members, interested persons, and families are invited to attend. For more information, call 365-7244.

AHS ANNUALS

Artesia High School students and parents have only till March 15 to order 2016 yearbooks. No orders will be taken after this date. Annuals are $85 each and may be purchased online at balfour.com or from Sherrie Bratcher at AHS. No extras will be ordered.


(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 nonprofit organizations, school activities, government events and church activities are generally included in Around Town.)

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to celebrate the Year of the Monkey at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Artesia Public Library. Eat Chinese food, make a paper lantern and candleholder, get fortunes, and more. The event is free. For more information, contact Erin Loveland, teen services librarian, at 746-8515.

PAWS & CLAWS

Paws & Claws will distribute spay and neuter certificates to Eddy County residents only at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Animal Shelter, 501 Paddy Wagon Way. Donations are appreciated.

GOLF SCRAMBLE

The 15th Annual Step Up to the Plate Bulldog Baseball Golf Scramble will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Artesia Country Club. Entry fee is $25 plus $30 greens fee and $14 cart fee for nonmembers. The public is encouraged to come meet the Bulldogs and play some golf. To register or for more information, contact Juan at the Pro Shop, 746-6732.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

The Artesia Public Library will host a Family Game Night from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Families and friends are invited to come play board games and Xbox One with Rock Band 4. Favorite board games may also be brought. The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, contact Erin Loveland, teen librarian, at 746-8515.

GOLF PARENTS

A parent- coach meeting for the Artesia High School golf teams will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Coach Kirkwood’s room at AHS. All parents are strongly urged to attend. 2016 season events and expectations will be discussed.

APS FINANCE COMMITTEE

The Artesia Public Schools Board of Education Finance committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Lowell M. Irby Board Room at the Administration Building, 1106 W. Quay Ave., for the purpose of discussing finance and budget issues. The meeting is open to the public.

SCHOOL BOARD

The Artesia Public Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Lowell M. Irby Board Room at the Administration Building, 1106 W. Quay Ave. A copy of the agenda for this meeting is available at the Administration Building.

RECYCLED WORKSHOP

The Artesia Public Library and Artesia Historical Museum will host a Recycled Workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the library. Teens and adults are invited to make jewelry from old hardware, including nuts, bolts, washers and other items. The program is free, and all supplies are provided. For more information, contact Erin Loveland, teen services librarian, at 746-8515.

ANTI-VALENTINE’S PARTY

The Artesia Public Library will put on moody music and host an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party for teens ages 13-18 at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Teens can make cranky crafts, eat broken-heart desserts, and play jaded games. The event is free. For more information, contact Erin Loveland, teen services librarian, at 746-8515.

DEMOCRATIC PRE-PRIMARY

The Democratic Party of Eddy County Pre-Primary Nominating Convention will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the IBEW Union Hall, 608 N. Main St., Carlsbad. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. All registered Democrats attending will nominate and elect delegates to the State Pre-Primary Convention. For more information, contact Christy Thomas at 302-3209.