Events calendar – July 26

Tuesday

• “Wellness in the Time of a Pandemic” — 9-10 a.m., ENMU Reads Facebook page. Video presentation by Dr. Kristen Kuhlmann, department head of the ENMU nursing program. Information: http://www.facebook.com/ENMUReads/

• Blood drive “Battle of the Badges” — 12:30-5:30 p.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Annual competition between the police and fire departments to see who can get encourage the most donations. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Advance appointments strongly recommended; all donors must arrive wearing masks. Free COVID-19 antibody testing on all successful donations. Information: 877-258-4825

Wednesday

• Blood drive “Battle of the Badges” — 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Annual competition between the police and fire departments to see who can get encourage the most donations. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Advance appointments strongly recommended; all donors must arrive wearing masks. Free COVID-19 antibody testing on all successful donations. Information: 877-258-4825

• “Why is the English Language Weird? Tough, Thorough Thoughts” — 2-3 p.m., ENMU Reads Facebook page. Video presentation by Dr. David Sweeten, ENMU Department of Languages and Literature. Information: http://www.facebook.com/ENMUReads/

Thursday

• “History of Archaeological Research at Blackwater Draw Locality #1” — 2-3 p.m., ENMU Reads Facebook page. Video presentation by ENMU Department of Art and Anthropology. Information: http://www.facebook.com/ENMUReads/

• Blood drive “Battle of the Badges” — 2-6 p.m., conference room, Dr. Dan C. Trigg Hospital, 301 E. Miel de Luna, Tucumcari. Annual competition between the police and fire departments to see who can get encourage the most donations. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Advance appointments strongly recommended; all donors must arrive wearing masks. Free COVID-19 antibody testing on all successful donations. Information: 877-258-4825

• ENMU Percussion Ensemble concert — 6-7 p.m., ENMU Reads Facebook page. Video of a Dec. 4, 2019 performance presented by the ENMU Department of Music. Information: http://www.facebook.com/ENMUReads/

Friday

• Free preschool screening clinic — 8 a.m.-noon by appointment only, Elida Municipal Schools, 103 Church St., Elida. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Elida school district. Information or to make appointment: Becky Turnbow at Elida Schools at 575-274-6211, or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455

• Food Bank food distribution — 9:15 a.m.-until supplies are gone, Los Abuelitos La Casa Senior Center, 1515 W. Fir St., Portales. Open to everyone ages 18 and up. One box of food per household; bring document with name and address (such as a utility bill). Please remain in your vehicle and be patient. Information: Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico at 575-763-6130

Saturday

• First United Methodist Church of Portales’ annual garage sale — 7-11 a.m., FUMC parking lot, 200 S. Ave. C, Portales. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available; multiple pay stations to assist with social distancing. Sale items may be donated to the church beginning Monday. Pick up available. Information: 575-356-8597

• Free preschool screening clinic — 9a.m-3 p.m. by appointment only, Logan Municipal Schools, 301 Second St., Logan. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Logan school district. Information or to make appointment: Angie Medrow at Logan Schools at 575-487-2252, or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455

Aug. 4

• “Deliberate Practice: Building Language and Vocabulary Skills” — 2-3 p.m., ENMU Reads Facebook page. Video presentation by Dr. Kathleen Wagner, ENMU Department of Educational Studies. Information: http://www.facebook.com/ENMUReads/

Aug. 5

• Free preschool screening clinic — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment only, Fort Sumner Municipal Schools, 1001 Sumner Ave., Fort Sumner. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Fort Sumner school district. Information or to make appointment: Robyn Drake at Fort Sumner Schools at 575-355-7766, or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455

• “Amazing Chemistry: A fun set of chemistry demonstrations designed for kids” — 2-3:30 p.m., ENMU Reads Facebook page. Video presentation by ENMU Department of Physical Sciences. Information: http://www.facebook.com/ENMUReads/

Aug. 6

• Free preschool screening clinic — 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Melrose Municipal Schools, 100 Missouri Ave. Melrose. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Melrose school district. Information or to make appointment: Cindy Roybal at Melrose Schols at 575-253-4269 (Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m), or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455

• “Nursing experiences in Afghanistan” — 2-3 p.m., ENMU Reads Facebook page. Video presentation by Dr. Susan Bassett, ENMU instructor of nursing and recipient of the Bronze Star, about her international nursing experiences and the importance of education. Information: http://www.facebook.com/ENMUReads/

Aug. 7

• Free preschool screening clinic — 8 a.m-noon by appointment only, Dora Consolidated Schools, 100 School St., Dora. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Dora school district. Information or to make appointment: Stacy Smith at Dora Schools at 575-477-2211, or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455

• Blood drive — 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Register online at http://www.bloodhero.com. Advance appointments strongly recommended; all donors must arrive wearing masks. Free COVID-19 antibody testing on all successful donations. Information: 877-258-4825

Aug. 10

• Free preschool screening clinic — 9 a.m.-noon, Grady Municipal Schools, 100 Franklin St., Grady. Sponsored by Regional Education Cooperative #6 and open to children ages birth to 5 in the Grady school district. Information or to make appointment: Debbie Richardson at Grady Schools at 575-357-2192, or Scott McMath or Cindy Wilcox at REC #6 at 575-562-4455

Ongoing

• Locally grown produce: Clovis Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-sellout each Saturday, and 5 p.m.-sellout each Tuesday, parking lot, Goodwin Playa, 3200 N. Prince St., Clovis. Portales Farmer’s Market, 5 p.m.-sellout, Mondays and Thursdays, corner of South Avenue B and West First Street, Portales. Information: Margie Plummer at 575-760-0690

• Pintores Art League Artist of the Month displaying for July at Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis, is Shirley White with photography and watercolors and oils. Information: 806-946-9221

• Online events for children and adults on the ENMU Reads Facebook page. Follow the page for children’s story hours and programming for all ages. Information: http://www.facebook.com/ENMUReads/

• Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) regular distributions: Clovis: 9:30-11:30 a.m. or until supplies run out Tuesday-Thursday, 2217 E. Brady; clients may visit two times a month. Portales: 10 a.m.-noon or until supplies run out

1st, 3rd and 5th (when applicable) Fridays, La Casa Senior Center, 1515 W. Fir; clients may visit once per month. Income eligibility requirements apply at both locations. Information: http://www.fbenm.org or 575-763-6130

• Summer Food Service Grab and Go Program provides free nutritious meals to children 18 and under in Clovis, Melrose, and Portales, 9:30 a.m.-noon Mondays-Fridays. Sponsored by La Casa Family Health Center and administered by New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Clovis locations: Clovis High School, CHS Freshman Academy, Marshall Middle School, Yucca Middle School, Lincoln-Jackson, Barry Elementary School, Arts Academy at Bella Vista, Highlands, James Bickley, La Casita, Lockwood, Parkview, Sandia Elementary, Zia Elementary, Highland Park, Hillcrest Park, Doc Stewart Pavilion, Wendy Plains, Cameo Elementary, and Sunset Trailer Park. Melrose location: Melrose Schools. Portales locations: Portales High, Brown Early Childhood Center, James Elementary, Valencia Elementary, Lindsey-Steiner, ENMU Greyhound Arena, and City Park. First-timers should bring all the children who will receive a meal throughout the summer. Each family will receive a card to be shown at pick-ups. Individuals should remain in their vehicles and leave immediately after receiving meals. Walkups are allowed but must leave after picking up meals. Information: 575-359-3764

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