Community Commitment

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December 12, 2019

8:30 am: Blood Drive

Location:  Roosevelt General Hospital, 42121 US-70, Portales, NM 88130, USA
Details:  Roosevelt General Hospital will be hosting a blood drive from 8:30am-1pm. This blood drive will take place inside the blood mobile. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit vitalant.org.

10:00 am: Preschool Story Time

Location:  Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N Main St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  The Clovis Carver Public Library hosts preschool story time every Thursday at 10am for ages 3-5. Join them each week for a different story and activity. For more information call the Library at 769-7840.

1:00 pm: Retirement Reception

Location:  Portales Fire Department 301 S Ave. C
Details:  The City of Portales invites everyone to a "come and go" retirement reception for Gary Nuckols, Fire Chief. Stop by the Portales Fire Department at 301 S Avenue C from 1 to 3pm to honor Chief Nuckols 20+ years of dedicated service to the community. Call 356-6662 option 1 with any questions.

6:00 pm: Family Movie Night

Location:  The Yam Theater/Portales MainStreet, 219 Main St, Portales, NM 88130, USA
Details:  The Portales Chamber Ambassadors are hosting a free Family Movie Night at 6 pm at the Yam Theatre. This month they will be showing the animated feature "The Grinch".
Admission is free and everyone is welcome! Food and concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call 356-8541.

6:00 pm: Christmas Nites

Location:  Hillcrest Park Zoo, 1208 N Norris St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  Join the Hillcrest Park Zoo for Christmas Nites from 6-8pm. The zoo will be decorated with thousands of lights and Christmas cheer. Admission is free and there will even be free hot chocolate! Call the zoo at 769-7873 with any questions.

6:00 pm: Preschool Story Time

Location:  Portales Public Library, 218 S Avenue B, Portales, NM 88130, USA
Details:  The Portales Public Library invites preschoolers for story time at 6pm. This weeks theme is "Long Winter's Nap" and everyone is invited to wear pajamas! Call the Portales Public Library at 356-3940 for more information.

December 13, 2019

12:00 am: Upward Registration

Location:  Central Baptist Church, 2501 N Norris St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  <p>The 2020Upward Basketball & Cheerleading registration is now open! Children inKindergarten (or 5 years old) through 6th grade are invited to participate inthese Upward Programs through Central Baptist Church. Register before December14th and the cost is $65 or $75 after December 14th. Registration deadline isJanuary 5th. For more information, call 762-4727.</p>

12:00 am: Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

Location:  North Plains Mall, 2809 N Prince St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  <p>The CHS Choir students are doing their annual gift-wrapping fundraiser in the North Plains Mall. Students will be on hand from now through Christmas Eve to wrap all your presents on a donation basis. They will be located in the shop across from Zales on weeknights from 3-9pm, Saturdays from 11am-9pm, and Sundays from 12-6pm. Help the CHS Choir Students raise money while they help you get ready for the holidays! </p>

6:00 pm: Christmas Nites

Location:  Hillcrest Park Zoo, 1208 N Norris St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  Join the Hillcrest Park Zoo for Christmas Nites from 6-8pm. The zoo will be decorated with thousands of lights and Christmas cheer. Admission is free and there will even be free hot chocolate! Call the zoo at 769-7873 with any questions.

December 14, 2019

8:00 am: Yucca Cheerleaders Pancake Fundraiser

Location:  Yucca Middle School, 1500 Sycamore St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  The Yucca Middle School Cheerleaders are hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser! You can enjoy an all you can eat pancake breakfast and your choice of water, juice, or coffee for only $10 per person. This fundraiser will take place in the Yucca Middle School cafeteria from 8-11am. Contact Yucca Middle School for more information.

10:00 am: Open Farm Day

Location:  Windrush Alpacas, 770 Curry Rd M, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  Join Windrush Alpacas for Open Farm Day! On the second Saturday of each month Windrush Alpacas open the gates to allow visitors to learn about the alpacas they raise. You can mingle with the alpacas, feed, and even take pictures with them. Take a tour of the farm and learn what raising alpacas is like. The Farm Store is open too filled with alpaca products! Free admission, free parking, free lite refreshments.

11:00 am: Blood Drive

Location:  Walmart Supercenter, 3728 N Prince St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  Walmart of Clovis will be hosting a blood drive from 11am-3pm. This blood drive will take place inside the blood mobile. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit vitalant.org.

11:00 am: Pictures with Santa

Location:  Familia Dental, 4017 N Prince St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  Familia Dental in Clovis is hosting free pictures with Santa from 11am-2pm. Everyone is welcome to join the fun with Santa! Free snacks will also be provided. Call Marylou for more information at 825-5452.

December 16, 2019

12:00 am: Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

Location:  North Plains Mall, 2809 N Prince St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  <p>The CHS Choir students are doing their annual gift-wrapping fundraiser in the North Plains Mall. Students will be on hand from now through Christmas Eve to wrap all your presents on a donation basis. They will be located in the shop across from Zales on weeknights from 3-9pm, Saturdays from 11am-9pm, and Sundays from 12-6pm. Help the CHS Choir Students raise money while they help you get ready for the holidays! </p>

December 17, 2019

10:00 am: Blood Drive

Location:  Plains Regional Medical Center, 2100 N M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  Plains Regional Medical Center will be hosting a blood drive from 10am-2:30pm. This blood drive will take place in the Cannon Room. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit vitalant.org.

10:30 am: Books & Babies

Location:  Portales Public Library, 218 S Avenue B, Portales, NM 88130, USA
Details:  The Portales Public Library hosts Books & Babies every other Tuesday at 10:30am for children ages 0-3. This weeks theme is Cozy Christmas! Call the library at 356-3940 for more information.

4:00 pm: Cookies with Santa

Location:  Friona Public Library, 109 W 7th St, Friona, TX 79035, USA
Details:  The Friona Public Library is hosting Cookies with Santa from 4-6pm. Stop by the library to have cookies with Santa and you can even get your photos taken with him. This is free and open to the public. Call the library at 806-250-3200 for all the details.

4:30 pm: Afterschool S.T.E.A.M.

Location:  Portales Public Library, 218 S Avenue B, Portales, NM 88130, USA
Details:  The Portales Public Library invites everyone is grades Kindergarten - 6th to their Afterschool STEAM program. The program begins at 4:30pm every Tuesday. This week's theme is Ornamental Christmas. For more information, call 356-3940.

December 18, 2019

10:00 am: Tiny Tots Story Time

Location:  Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N Main St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Details:  Tiny Tots will be meeting at the Clovis Carver Library at 10am for story time. This story time is open to ages zero to 3 years. For more details, call 769-7840.

10:30 am: Preschool Story Time

Location:  Portales Public Library, 218 S Avenue B, Portales, NM 88130, USA
Details:  The Portales Public Library invites preschoolers for story time at 10:30am. This weeks theme is Merry Little Christmas. Call the Portales Public Library at 356-3940 for more information.

ONGOING EVENTS ON THE HIGH PLAINS

Hope Children’s Home in Clovis is in need of help with their food pantry. Regular needs are fresh fruit and vegetables, sliced bread, & tortillas. Other items needed are toiletries and clothing for children of all ages.


The American Red Cross in Clovis is offering CPR Training. Cost is $45 per person and training can be set to accommodate participant’s schedules. Discounts are available for groups of 12 or more. Certificates will be valid for 2 years. For more information, call 763-4129 for more details.


The GLU Factory is in need of donations of twin bedding, all household items including cleaning supplies and laundry soap, toiletries, towels and other necessities for their residents at the home. They are also in need of men’s large and extra-large clothing (new & gently used). For more details, call 935-4458.


Hartley House in Clovis is in need of donations of pajamas, dolls and trucks for the children staying in the safe house. For more details, call 762-0050.


Arise Sexual Assault Services is in need of donations of new clothing (prefer dark & loose) for both men, women and children in all sizes. They are also in need of new items for the children – stuffed animals, dolls, coloring books, crayons, ect. Other items needed are feminine hygiene products.  For more details, call 226-7263.


The El Desayuno Kiwanis Club in Clovis is conducting their Annual Flag Fundraiser. Cost is $35 per year and flags will be placed at your home or business on 10 occasions throughout the year. For more details, contact Jim at 762-7850.


Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is seeking role models and volunteers to assist with the program. These roles include; Troop Family and Friends, Troop Leader/Co-Leader, Service Unit Volunteers, Cookie Volunteers and Event/Program Volunteers. For more details, contact Misha at 505-554-5665 or visit www.nmgirlscouts.org.


The Curry County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program are currently seeking volunteers to share their time, experience, talent and knowledge within the communities. Volunteers must be 55 years of age and older. Hours are flexible and there are a number of volunteer opportunities. For more details, call 763-6009 or email [email protected]


The Community Services Center in Portales is currently in need of donations for the CSC Food Pantry. Donations may be dropped off at the center located at 1100 Community Way. For more details, call 356-8576 ext. 10.


The Pregnancy Resource Center offers a program called “Earn While You Learn” for their clients. The program allows new and expectant parents to participate in prenatal, newborn care and parenting classes through the center. Through this, they earn “Baby Bucks” to spend in the Baby Boutique. The center is currently in need of the following items to help stock the Baby Boutique; diapers, wipes, baby clothes, formula, baby food, bottles, blankets, toys, crib (new and used – must meet current safety standards), crib sheets, Pack & Play (new and used), car seats (must be new), Baby carriers/slings and CATS Bus passes. For more details, contact the Pregnancy Resource staff at 935-5433.


Matt 25 offers Anger Management classes on Thursday at 6pm weekly. This 8 week course is $150 and can be entered at anytime. Matt 25 also offers a 9 week Parenting Class for $180. This course requires sign up so please contact Matt 25 to do so.

Life Skills Classes are 24 weeks long and go deep into different life skills and how to deal with issues. The cost is based on income and has a sliding scale. You must sign up in advance for this course. For more information, check out lifeskillsclovis.com or call 935-4411.