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Calendar - Oct. 2


October 2, 2019

• Friday-Saturday — First Presbyterian Church rummage sale. The Presbyterian Women are accepting donations for the event. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Volunteers are needed to help us set up and take down the sale (and volunteers get discounts). Call 575-708-0860 for more info. 306 E. Aber St., Tucumcari.

• Saturday — Paws and Claws is offering basic obedience lessons Saturday mornings. The six-week classes are at 9 and 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Participation is limited to 10 dog/handler teams per class, so reservations are recommended. The next 9 a.m. class begins Oct. 19, and the next 10 a.m. class begins Oct. 5. To reserve a spot, call (940) 206-0093 or visit us between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday at Tractor Supply Co. Classes are free, but donations always are appreciated. 6427 Quay Road Ai, Tucumcari.

• Saturday — Quay County Fun Run & Walk. This is a free event for the whole family. Registration will be between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. Walking or running begins at 8 a.m. sharp. The course goes west on Hines Avenue, up 11th Street and east on Washington Avenue, down Second Street and returns to Kvols Park. If you can’t walk or run, consider volunteering to help keep participants safe by watching a cross street. Altrusa International will host an aid and refreshments station. After participants turn in their wristbands, they will be able to pick up a free T-shirt at the Quay County Extension office at 216 E. Center St. in late October. Kvols Park, 404 W. Route 66, Tucumcari.

• Oct. 11-12 — 12th annual Mesalands Community College Grand Canyon Region Intercollegiate Fall Rodeo. The first day of the rodeo begins at 6 p.m. Friday. Slack performances will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the championship performances later that day at 6 p.m. Quay County Fairgrounds, Tucumcari.

• Oct. 12 — Fossil Day Festival. The Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory will offer free admission from noon to 5 p.m. Participate in paleontology demonstrations and dig for dinosaur fossils. Check out local food trucks and museum merchandise (T-shirts, minerals, toys, books and more). For more information, visit: bit.ly/2lEnOhe. 222 McLaughlin Ave., Tucumcari.

• Oct. 12 — Buried Secrets Paranormal. Join KTNM/KQAY at the Tucumcari Historical Museum for night of spooks and spectacle. The Buried Secrets Paranormal team will perform an investigation from 6 to 10 p.m. A ghost or two are rumored to haunt the halls. A donation of $20 per person will earn the chance to attend this hands-on investigation with EMF detectors, audio recorders, dowsing rods and more. Limited space is available; call Karen at 575-461-0522 to reserve your spot. 416 S. Adams St., Tucumcari.

• Oct. 16 — New Mexico MainStreet Leadership Network Meeting. The meeting from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. will focus on Economic Vitality – the “Roadmap to Revitalization” of the Main Street Four-Point Approach. You will learn tricks and tips for creating a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies. Tucumcari MainStreet, 100 W. Railroad Ave., Tucumcari.

• Oct. 17 — “Almost Ghosts” screening. See a 7 p.m. screening of “Almost Ghosts,” a documentary from Spain that explores near-ghost towns of Route 66. The screening will be at the Odeon Theatre, the longest-running theatre in New Mexico. Pizza will be offered before the screening, along with the theater’s usual assortment of food from its concession stand. Revenue eventually will help restore the theater’s neon lighting and façade. 123 S. Second St., Tucumcari.

• Oct. 19 — Boo-Bash Cash Party. Get ready for a scary good time at Altrusa International of Tucumcari’s annual event at 6 p.m., with the Halloween dance and costume contest will follow at 8 p.m. Tickets are $100 for the chance to win $15,000. Proceeds of this event will be used to fund a variety of Altrusa community service projects throughout the year. Tucumcari Convention Center.

• Oct. 19 — Cuarenta y Cinco show. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show runs from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, if available. Concertgoers must be 21 years old with a valid ID. Tucumcari Columbus Club, 202 E. Main St., Tucumcari.

• Oct. 19-20 — Shootout at Six Shooter Siding. This 54-hole Professional Disc Golf Tournament will be Robert Lumpkin Memorial Disc Golf Course. It includes $300 added cash to the professional purse, and the first 50 amateur players will receive an event-stamped Prodigy disc. Five Mile Park, Tucumcari.

• Oct. 21 — Quay County Democratic Party meeting. The organization meets the third Monday of each month at noon at the Pow Wow Restaurant meeting room. Meetings are open to the public, and it encourages anyone who is interested to join. Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Route 66, Tucumcari.

• Oct. 22 — Republican Party of Quay County meeting. Meetings fall on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn in Tucumcari. 3716 E. Tucumcari Blvd., Tucumcari.

• Oct. 25 — CYFD Trunk or Treat. CYFD is partnering with local law enforcement agencies and community partners to make this a spooktacular time from 4 to 6 p.m. All participants must enter at the start table to be entered to win a door prize. 107 W. Aber St., Tucumcari.

• Oct. 31 — Festival of Fright. Visit the haunted Mesalands Dinosaur Museum. This event will feature trunk or treating, candy, fun and scares for all ages. The children’s haunted house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and the adult haunted house from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 per person or $3 with a costume. Trunk or treat is free. Mesalands Dinosaur Museum, 222 E. Laughlin Avenue, Tucumcari.

• Oct. 31 — Trunk or Treat. This free event will be held in the First Baptist Church parking lot from 6 to 8 p.m. 321 E. Center St., Tucumcari.

• Nov. 9-10 — 49th annual Craft Fair. Get ready to do some Christmas shopping with local and regional vendors. More information will be coming soon. Quay County Fairgrounds, Tucumcari.

• Nov. 23 — Christmas Raffle Dinner and Dance. Christmas might come a little early if you win the Christmas raffle by the Tucumcari Columbus Club. Tickets are $50 per person for dinner and dancing; they are available from any Knights of Columbus member. The grand prize is $5,000 in cash, with eight other cash-prize drawings. The event runs from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tucumcari Convention Center.

To submit items for the calendar, call 575-461-1952 or email: [email protected]


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