First Day — Oct 13, 2015
(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.)
The Zia Intermediate School PTO will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Room 12. All parents are invited to attend.
BOY SCOUT REGISTRATION
A Boy Scouts registration event will be held from 3:30-6:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Central Park. For more information, contact Bob at 703- 1798.
YUCCA PORCELAIN ART
The Yucca Porcelain Art Club will hold its monthly meeting following refreshments at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Westminster Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 2801 N. Fourth St., Roswell. For more information, contact Linda Monk at 317-6758 or Julia Esquibel at 622-5024.
The Recreation Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Recreation Supervisor Luis Reyes at 746-9009.
PECOS PURPLE PEPPERS
The Pecos Purple Peppers Red Hat Lunch Bunch will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Piccolino Restaurant. For more information, call 748-2473.
Fall children’s programs are ongoing at the Artesia Public Library, including Toddler Time at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Baby Time at 11 a.m. Fridays, Home School, grades K-3, at 1 p.m. Thursdays, and Story Time for all ages at 1:30 p.m. Fridays. Toddler and baby programs last 45 minutes to one hour and consist of stories, music, movement and fingerplays. Children will receive a book. Guest readers are also still needed for Friday Story Time. To volunteer, contact Geri Dosalua, youth services librarian, at 748-9966.
(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.)
Copies of “Artesia’s Most Wanted: Pioneer Recipes 1900-1960” are available at a cost of $19.95 each at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center. The cookbook features more than 200 recipes by Artesia pioneers in their own words. All proceeds support travelling exhibits at the new Art Center. For more information, call 748-2390.
AUI Inc. has begun work on a new water line on East Grand Avenue between South First Street and South Freeman Avenue. Work will continue through Friday, Oct. 23.
QUILTERS GUILD SHOW
The Artesia Quilters Guild’s annual show is on display now through Oct. 17 at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center’s new Art Center gallery. Regular business hours are 9 a.m. – noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 748-2390.
ART IN THE PARK
Art in the Park will be held from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Central Park.
TEEN ANIME CLUB
The Artesia Public Library will introduce a new club devoted to anime and manga at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Teens ages 13-18 are invited to make candy sushi and discuss which anime should be watched and what manga the group would like to see in the library. The club is free. For more information, contact Erin Loveland, teen services librarian, at 746-8515.
TEEN SUGAR SKULLS (DATE CHANGE)
Teens are invited to the new Art Center adjacent the Artesia Historical Museum at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, to help the museum by making sugar skulls for its upcoming Dia de los Muertos event. The Artesia Public Library will host and invites all teens to come hang out with friends and help their community. For more information, contact Erin Loveland, teen services librarian, at 746-8515.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
The Friends of the Library will host author Joe S. Bullock from 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Artesia Public Library. A former Artesia resident and Artesia High School graduate, Bullock will discuss his new book, “Walking with Herb.” There is no admission charge; refreshments will be served.
UNITED WAY GOLF SCRAMBLE
The 29th Annual United Way Golf Scramble will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Artesia Country Club. Entry fee is $30 plus cart and greens fees for non-members. To register, call the Pro Shop at 746-6732. To sponsor a tee box, contact Toni Cano at 308-2702.
PHOTO CONTEST DISPLAY
Photos from the Sara Grijalva Photography Contest will are currently on display at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. An artists’ reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at the OPAC.
Healing prayer will be held at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at First Christian Church, 1006 W. Bullock Ave. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact Barbara Britain at 308-7993.
FOOTBALL RAFFLE TICKETS
The Bulldog Football Booster Club will hold its annual raffle at the home football game against Goddard Oct. 30. There will be several prizes, including a flat-screen TV and iPad. Tickets will be available for sale at the game.