First Day — Mar 26, 2020
The Artesia Daily Press advises calling the contact numbers listed with Around Town notices to verify that the event in question is still moving forward as scheduled.
In accordance with an order from the City of Artesia, the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center will be closed to the public until restrictions are lifted. The museum will be locked and exhibits inaccessible. The exhibit schedule for the next three months may also be revised. For more information, call 748- 2390 or email artesiamuseum@ artesianm.gov.
S T U D E N T PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
Park Junior High School photography students’ annual Spring Exhibit, “2020 Food Art Photography,” will have an opening reception from 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at First National Bank. The exhibit will be on display from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Friday, April 3. For more information, contact DeAnn Bowman at First National Bank, 746-4794, or Jennifer Duff, Park photography instructor, at 746-9892.
K I N D E R G A R T E N REGISTRATION
Kindergarten registration will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 31 – April 2, at Grand Height Early Childhood Center. Children who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1 should be registered for kindergarten. Kindergarten is mandatory in the State of New Mexico. Register early to receive important information on parent workshops, the K5+ summer program, and teacher requests. Bring the following documents: original birth certificate, immunization/shot record, and proof of address and identification for parent/ guardian who will be registering the child. Teacher requests will be held from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, July 18. For more information, call Grand Heights at 746-6282
JUNGLE BOOK BALLET
Dance students ages 10 and up from the Artesia Arts Council’s spring classes will be eligible to audition to appear in the State Street Ballet Company’s production of “Jungle Book Ballet,” scheduled for April 7 at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit http://www.artesiaartscouncil.com or call 746-4212, ext. 4003.
YOGA AT THE 510
A Beginning Virtual Yoga class with instructor Susie Grossman, streaming from Indiana, is held from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesday Yoga with Brenna from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the 510 Building, 510 W. Main St. Cost is $10 for drop-ins or a $60 member card for 10 classes. For more information, call 746-4212.
First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 402 W. Grand Ave., will host a “Life, Liberty, Happiness” Bible study with Henry McGowen from 6-7:30 pm. Wednesdays. Dinner is at 5:15 p.m., followed by small groups for all ages.
WW (formerly Weight Watchers) will meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 500 W. Grand Ave. For more information, visit ww.com.
SNMCAC SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation (SNMCAC) is seeking volunteers for its foster grandparent and senior companion programs. Participants must be 55 or older and must be income eligible. A tax-free hourly stipend is paid, plus mileage to and from the volunteer station. Interested persons may contact Delilah Coss at 746-6712.
MENTAL HEALTH PODCAST
Podcast discussion groups on mental health and community development issues are held at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at www.gotomeeting.me/MarkSilla. For more information, call 708- 0033.
ON THE MOVE
On the Move will temporarily not be accepting clothing donations with the exception of children’s and up-to-date designer clothing. All clothing donations should be clean and folded. Other types of donations should be clean and in working order. Towels, blankets and furniture are always needed. Donations are tax-deductible. The On the Move Outreach Center, 515 W. Centre Ave., is open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays. On the Move is seeking board members and volunteers. For more information, call 708-0033.
Residents interested in researching their family history online are invited to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2519 W. Hermosa Drive, at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Enter on the west side of the building. Anyone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop is asked to bring it.
American Legion Post 41 and the DAV are asking for veterans without any conflict to help other veterans in need. The American Legion meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month and the DAV at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at 402 W. Hermosa Drive.
Anyone needing help after, during or before a divorce is encouraged to attend Divorce Care at 7 p.m. each Wednesday at Trinity Temple Assembly of God Church, 1507 W. Hermosa Drive. For more information, contact Minnie at 513-2548.