11/23 Calendar

Wednesdays ongoing — Story Time for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 continues at the Tucumcari Public Library, with registration ongoing. Three sessions will be held on Wednesdays through Dec. 14. Story Time will begin again Jan. 18 and continue through April 5. Call 461-0295 for more information.
Wednesdays and Fridays ongoing — “La Voz” Hispanic music radio program airs on KTNM 1400 AM radio on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m.
Thursday — The First Baptist Church of Tucumcari will be serving Thanksgiving day dinner at the fellowship hall (accessible through the alley) just behind the church at 321 E. Center St. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge.
Thursday and Friday — City of Tucumcari offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Thursday and Friday — The Quay County Courthouse will be closed in celebration of Thanksgiving and will reopen Monday, Nov. 28 and resume regular business hours.
Fridays ongoing — Thank God It’s Friday (TGIF) is provided for students K-fifth grade on Fridays when there is no school in Tucumcari or no scheduled holiday. Register upon arrival at First Christian Church, 1701 S. Fourth St., from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 461-2723 for more information.
Monday — Tucumcari Recreation Board will meet at the Recreation Center at 6 p.m.
Monday-Dec. 3 — Tucumcari Public Library will host its Scholastic Book Fair during library hours Monday, Nov. 28 through Saturday, Dec. 3. Parents, children, teachers and the community are invited to explore books and learning products or to shop for Christmas. Call 461-0295 for more information.
Dec. 1 — The Tucumcari Historical Museum will have its Christmas lighting ceremony at the museum, 416 S. Adams St., at dusk. Call Bruce Nutt at 461-4201 for more information.
Dec. 4 — Desert Reign band and vocal group will perform at the First Baptist Church of Tucumcari, 321 E. Center St., at 6 p.m. Call 461-2724 for more information.
Dec. 5 — Rural Area Development (R.A.D.) Water Users Co-op will hold its monthly meeting at the Norton Fire Station one mile south on Norton Road at 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 — Altrusa will have its Christmas party by the courtesy committee and announce “Retired Woman of the Year” at Bambinos at noon. Call Glenda Reid at 461-2244.
Dec. 9 — Mariachi Tenampa and Baila, Baila (Dance, Dance), sponsored by Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, Mesalands Community College and Elks Lodge #1172, will perform at Tucumcari High School auditorium at 7 p.m. with Fiesta Navidad Dinner and Dance with El Trio Los Gallos afterwards at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Tickets include both events. Adult tickets are $12, and senior citizens and children 15 and under pay $6. Contact Judy Hiner at 461-9679 or the chamber at 461-1694.
Dec. 10 — Chamber of Commerce hosts a visit with Santa Claus at Kvols “Wonderland” Park at Fifth Street and Route 66 Blvd. at 4 p.m. before the Chamber Christmas Parade of Lights. Setup for the parade is from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Parade route starts at Hines and Fifth streets, then heads west on Hines to 11th Street. From there it turns south on 11th Street to Washington, turns east on Washington to Fifth and then turns north on Fifth back to Hines. For more information, call the chamber at 505-461-1694.
Dec. 18 — San Jon’s Festival of Trees will be held at the San Hon High School gym with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. for the sweet shop and decorated tree viewing and a student program beginning at 2:30 p.m. Call 576-2466 for more information.
Ongoing — Eastern Plains Head Start program is accepting applications for enrollment in Head Start, a child development program for children ages 3 to 4. Educational activities, medical and dental care, nutritious meals and snacks, family assistance and special services for children with disabilities are provided at no charge to families. Applications for enrollment are available at 210 W. Center St. Call 461-1914 for more information.
Ongoing — The office of the Quay County ASAP Coalition at 109 E. Main St. will be open for high school and middle school students to use computers and do homework except when school is not in session or when there is a legal holiday. Hours are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 461-4922.

To list items in the community calendar call 461-1952 or e-mail:
ryn_gargulinski@link.freedom.com
The deadline is 10 a.m. the day before the paper comes out. Items must include event, time, date, location, contact number.