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Milkman Triathlon registration now open

Milkman Triathlon registration now open

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By May 29

Milkman Triathlon

The 35th annual Milkman Triathlon registration is now open.

This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and all competitive rules apply. The triathlon includes 0.5K swim, 20K bicycle and 5K run. Registrations can be made online at active.com.

Relays whose swimmer is also a soloist must enter by mail. One person in the mixed relay of three must be of the opposite sex. No relay substitutions after entry deadline on May 29, by 3 p.m. The event kicks off with the 0.5K swim at 8 a.m.

For more information, visit milkmantriathlon.com or call 575-734-5415.

Artesia

Until May 31

‘Mother Earth, Father Sky’ exhibition

The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, 505 W. Richardson Ave., is hosting “Mother Earth, Father Sky” exhibition of the latest works by Tyler Green. Opening reception is on May 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 575-748-2390.

Artesia

May 10

Summer Activities Fair

The Summer Activities Fair takes place at the Artesia Administration Building, 301 Bulldog Blvd., from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Local organizations will have booths to inform about their activities.

Carlsbad

May 10 to 12 and 17 to 19

‘Steel Magnolias’

The Carlsbad Community Theatre, 4713 National Parks Highway, brings the Southern comedy/drama to stage.

Performances on Fridays and Saturdays are at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Candlewood Cards and Gifts, Kristina’s Custom Framing and The Shade Tree. Tickets will be sold at the door as available.

For more information, call 575-887-3157.

Alamogordo

May 11

Sounds of Freedom Day

The city of Alamogordo Community Services Department hosts Sounds of Freedom Day at the Otero County Fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road.

The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. The day is meant to bring the community together to show appreciation for the military. Entry is free for the public.

There will be live music from Frank Ray. Entertainment is provided by carnival rides and games, a corn hole tournament (organized by The Fallen Wings Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the families of fallen U.S. Air Force airmen), mechanical bull rides, food and crafts.

For more information, call the Otero County Fair Association at 575-434-0788.

Alamogordo

May 11

Free Science Saturday Program

Science Saturday is free to the public and happens every second Saturday of the month at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Route 2001.

It is designed to be a fun and educational program for kids of all ages, with a different scientific focus each month. This Saturday’s theme is “Get Twisted With Science.”

The kids will spin up a pan of water and make a miniature hurricane with education director Dave Dooling.

Science Saturday will be held 10 a.m. to noon in the front classroom of the museum’s New Horizons Dome Theater.

For more information, visit nmspacemuseum.org or call 575-437-2840.

Ruidoso/Alto

May 15

CATS — the musical

The iconic musical CATS is performed on the stage of Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road, at 1 p.m.

For more information, visit spencertheater.com, call 575-336-4800 or toll free 1-888-818-7872.

Artesia

May 16

Peter Hurd Trail Artwalk

Artesia Arts and Cultural District invites the public to the Peter Hurd Trail Artwalk.

Visitors can discover the vast array of Hurd’s art in diverse venues, such as the Artesia Public Library, First American Bank and the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center.

The walk starts at the Artesia Public Library, 205 W. Quay Ave., at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments are provided.

For more information, visit artesiaacd.com or visit its Facebook event page.

Santa Fe

May 16 and 17

ArtSpring 2019: Metamorphosis gala

The New Mexico School for the Arts invites the public to its fundraising gala event on Friday and its yearly spring celebration and collaboration with theater, dance, music (vocal and instrumental, visual arts and creative writing.)

The best student performances are d. The event takes place at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., on Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m., the evening performance is the school’s annual gala fundraising event.

Gala tickets include preferred seating at the performance, followed by a reception at the El Dorado Hotel, 309 W. San Francisco St., dinner and dancing.

For more information, visit nmschoolforthearts.org or call 505-216-7888, ext. 403.

Ruidoso

May 17 to 19

AspenCash Motorcycle Rally

The 22nd annual AspenCash Motorcycle Rally takes place Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The rally features a poker run and a large trade show. The Saturday parade starts at 10 a.m. running through midtown, concluding at the Ruidoso Convention Center.

The AspenCash Motorcycle Rally will feature stunt shows throughout the entire rally.

For more information, visit motorcyclerally.com or call 575-973-4977.

Carlsbad

May 18

Brantley Lake State Park anniversary

Celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Brantley Lake State Park, 33 E. Brantley Lake Road, start with the opening ceremony at 9 a.m. at the East Day Use area.

Walks along the dam will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the west entrance to the dam.

Vendors, food trucks and educational programs will be at the East Day Use area from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Boating safety games will be at the East Day Use area from 3 to 4 p.m. A live band will be playing there from 5 to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit emnrd.state.nm.us or call Leila Haver at 575-457-2384.

Rio Rancho

May 19

Sandia Sprint Triathlon

The Sandia Sprint Triathlon is hosted by Chaco Racing and includes a 400-yard swim, 20K bicycle race and a 5K run. Kick-off is at 7:30 a.m. at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center, 745 Loma Colorado Blvd.

A portion of the proce from this event will be donated to the Rio Rancho and Cleveland high school swim teams. Every participant will receive a Sandia Sprint pint glass and T-shirt. Register by April 16 in order to guarantee sizes. The race is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

For more information, visit active.com or chacoracing.com/sandia-sprint.

Mayhill

May 24 to 26

Rio Penasco Music Festival

Vendors are still sought for the Rio Penasco Music Festival. There are only 10 spots available.

For more information, call Sissy at 575-687-3715. No vendor fee will be charged.

Cerrillos

May 25

Art in the Park

Cerrillos Hills State Park hosts the annual Art in the Park event, featuring artists along the Turquoise Trail corridor.

Directions: From State Highway 14, turn west into the village of Cerrillos. At the first stop sign, turn right (north) onto First Street, cross the railroad tracks and follow park signs. At the cattle guard, veer left onto County Road 59. The main parking is on the left-hand side about one-quarter mile up the road. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit cerrilloshills.org.

Tularosa

May 25

First Tularosa Basin Art Music Festival

The first Tularosa Basin Art Music Festival, Menagerie Park HorrorHall, 7710 Highway 54 70, will offer an array of live bands, art vendors and food. The fantasy tour through the Mushroom Patch is open as well.

Cloudcroft

May 25 and 26

Mayfair Juried Art Show

The 47th annual Mayfair Juried Art Show takes place in Zenith Park and will feature work from new and well-known artists.

It will showcase jewelry, fine art, sculptures, pottery and handcrafted pieces. In addition to art, the festival includes new vendors this year and booths for children.

Following the festival at 7:30 p.m., the Cloudcroft Light Opera Company will perform a special melodrama in the Zenith Park Pavilion.

For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com.

If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email vision@rdrnews.com or call 622-7710 ext. 309.