Butterfly exploration — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Conchas Lake State Park. New Mexico State Parks interpretive Ranger Steve Cary will host. Event is free with regular park admission. Information: 476-3386 or www.nmparks.com.
A.J. Moya Little League Day — 9 a.m. at the Little League field in Tucumcari.
Buddy Poppy sale — at VFW Post on Main Street. Those wishing to help should arrive at 8 a.m.
New Mexico Highlands graduation — The college in Las Vegas will hold its 2005 commencement ceremonies. Leveo Sanchez, and international banker and businessman will present the commencement address. Students graduating from the Tucumcari area are: Ramona Garcia-Smith, Juan Dominguez, Deborah Coning, Amy Adams and Laura Naylor.

New Mexico Economic Development Course – in Silver City. For information contact the Economic Development Course at 583-6320 or E-mail SIGRED@silvercity business.com.

Quay County Board of Commissioners meeting – 9 a.m. at the Quay County Courthouse, first floor.
Tucumcari High School Athletic Banquet – Tickets are on sale at Tonya’s Hair Resort, Tucumcari High School and Tucumcari General Insurance Agency.

Upcoming events
l Tuesday – The Democratic Women of Quay County will meet at noon at Lena’s Restaurant. There will be a guest speaker. Men are welcome. Call 461-1544 for details.
l Tuesday – The Tucumcari Middle School and High School bands and choirs will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.
l Tuesday – The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Board will meet at 7 p.m. at K-Bob’s Steakhouse. The 2005-2006 lodgers tax funding will be discussed.
l Wednesday — Distribution of USDA Commodities will begin at 9 a.m. at the Quay County Fairgrounds west entrance.
l Thursday — City of Tucumcari Housing Authority authority at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
l Thursday — City of Tucumcari City Commission meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
l May 28 – A bluegrass music program will be held at 7 p.m. at the Quay County Exhibit Hall. Call 461-1457 for details.
l May 28 — Forest School and Community Reunion will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Forest Fire Department. Registration with lunch is $10. Information: Mary Sours at 458-6635
l May 29 — The VFW Post and Auxiliary will be placing flags in Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery. Those wishing to help should arrive around 1 p.m. Those who know anyone who is missing a marker can come show the group. Post members and their auxiliary members will meet at 7 a.m. at the park.
l May 29 — Grady’s annual Memorial and Cemetery Dinner will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Grady School. The class of 1975 will be in charge of the program. Lunch will cost $7 for adults and high school students, $3 for grade school students and will be free for preschoolers.
l May 30 — VFW Post will hold a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. at Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery.
l May 31 – Deadline for registering for the Wild Cow-Milkin’, Contest at the Pioneer Rodeo Days at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Call (505) 389-5425 for details.
l June 6 – Deadline for registering for The Tucumcari Recreation Department’s Adult softball league. call 461-1647 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. for details.
l June 9 – The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a chuck wagon barbecue for members at 5:30 p.m. at the museum. Cost is $7.50 per person. Call 461-2773 for details.
l June 9 — The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a chuck wagon barbecue for its members at 5:30 p.m. at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. Cost is $7.50 per person. Membership dues to the historical research institute are $5 per person and $10 per family. Call 461-2773 for details.
l June 11 — The Tucumcari “Wheels for Life” Bike-A-Thon will help fund cancer research for children at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Call Corinne Hayes at 461-1651 for details.
l June 24-26 — The 22nd Annual Custom Classic Softball Tournament is scheduled in Clovis. Men’s teams and women’s teams may enter. Entry fee is $190. Call 762-8977 for details.

To list items in the community calendar call 461-1952 or e-mail:
The deadline is 10 a.m. the day before the paper comes out.