First Day — Nov 25, 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.)
SIXTH MAN CLUB
The boys’ basketball Sixth Man Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at Bulldog Pit. Anyone interested in supporting Bulldog basketball is urged to attend.
(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.)
Artesia Magistrate Court will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Artesia Public Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.
COUNTY OFFICE CLOSURE
The Eddy County offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The road department will be closed Nov. 25-27 but will have a crew on call. The sheriff’s department will remain on duty.
LITERACY COUNCIL CLOSURE
The Artesia Literacy Council will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Adults are invited to color their stress away from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in the Artesia Public Library meeting room.
GUERREROS TOY DRIVE
The Guerreros motorcycle club is holding a toy drive for underprivileged children. Toys or $15 donations may be dropped off locally at Get Cut, MY-vape, The Jahva House, Lykins Tire, O’Reilly Auto Parts, or Cisco Equipment. The Seventh Annual Toy Run, featuring food, music and door prizes, will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Roswell Mall. For more information, call 748-5109.
LIGHT UP ARTESIA
The annual Light Up Artesia event will be held from 4-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in downtown Artesia. Downtown merchants will stay open late for Christmas shoppers, vendors will sell goodies along Main Street, and Santa Claus will make his arrival in the Parade of Lights. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Afterward, Santa will take holiday requests at the Artesia Public Library.
CHRISTMAS WITH ELVIS
The public is invited to spend an evening with Dave “Elvis” Ehlert, who has made being Elvis into an art, from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Artesia Public Library meeting room.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
The Paperbound and Silver Screen Book Discussion Group will meet from 5-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Artesia Public Library meeting room for discussion.
GOOD SHEPHERD TOY DRIVE
The 15th Annual Good Shepherd Toy Giveaway will be held Dec. 19. New or used toys may be dropped off at Forever Free Fellowship, 801 Grand Ave., or call 520-1075 for pickup. For more information, call 748-8839.
The inaugural ‘Coach Mo’ Memorial Dodgeball Tournament will be held Monday, Dec. 21, at the First Baptist Church Total Life Center. Play will be six-on-six. Cost is $100 per team; age groups from first grade through adult are available. Deadline to register is Dec. 11; only the first eight teams in each age group will be accepted. Entry forms and checks made payable to the Greater Artesia Foundation may be dropped off at the TLC. All proceeds benefit the Marcos Morillon Memorial Scholarship. For more information, contact Mecca Mauritsen at 746-4335 or [email protected].
Volunteers are needed to make gingerbread dough, as well as to roll and bake the dough and help assemble houses, for the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center’s upcoming Gingerbread House Workshop. Gingerbread dough can be made beforehand and dropped off to the OPAC, where it will be frozen until time to make houses. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5. To volunteer, contact Lauren Austin at 746-4212. A gingerbread recipe can be found online at www.artesiaartscouncil.com (click 11th Annual Gingerbread House Workshop link).
Living Well Church is seeking donations of coats, hats, gloves and blankets for men, women and children to help those in need of warmth this winter. Donations may be dropped off at the church, Pecos Diamond, Artesia Family Fitness, the Artesia Public Schools, or contact Michelle Silvas at 308-3719 or Pastor Eric at 420-0059.