Community Commitment

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December 9, 2019

12:00 am: Bell Ringers Needed

Location:  The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center, 317 E 2nd St, Clovis, NM 88101, USA
 
Details:  <p>TheSalvation Army is currently looking for volunteer bell ringers. Ringers areneeded at Albertsons, Walmart, & Walgreens from now until December 24<sup>th</sup>.Make a difference this holiday season by volunteering your time! Call503-881-8621 today to see how you can help! </p>

1:00 pm: Produce to the People

Location:  Memorial Building, 200 E 7th St, Portales, NM 88130, USA
 
Details:  Produce to the People will take place at the Memorial Building from 11am-12:30pm. In season fruits and vegetables will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to bring your own bags!

December 10, 2019

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.

6:30 pm: VFW Post 9515 Monthly Meeting

Location:  316 S Main Ave, Portales, NM 88130, USA
 
Details:  VFW Post 9515 in Portales holds its monthly membership meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. The meeting begins at 6:30pm at the post, located at 316 South Main Street. For more information, call 359-0332.

December 11, 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.

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 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: 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: 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.

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>

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.

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.


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 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.

 

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.