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6 Events in September
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Saturday, September 5
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
Enchanted Evenings
Enchanted Evenings at Bottomless Lakes State Park. Events will take place at the Historic Lea Lake Pavilion. Learn a wide variety of topics such as how the Bottomless Lakes were formed, Reptiles, Boating safety, and much more. Park Rangers and volunteers will present an educational information to the public. Please contact the park office at 575-988-3638 for questions.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jon McGary 575-988-3638




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Saturday, September 12
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on September 12, 2020. This will take place in the visitor center parking lot at dusk. Regular entrance fees apply for non-annual permit holders. All ages are invited to attend. No pets will be allowed at this event. Bring your binoculars, telescopes, red lense flashlights, etc. if you have them and enjoy a night of learning under the stars.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331




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Saturday, September 12
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Master of the Mountains
Challenge yourself in this fun, four-part adventure relay in the mountains of northern New Mexico. This annual event includes a 10K trail run, a 3-mile paddle course around Lake Maloya, a 20-mile bicycle route and a shotgun shoot. Much of the event takes place in Sugarite Canyon State Park. Participants are required to attend orientation the evening of Sept. 11, 2020. To register, visit ratonmom.com
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607




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Saturday, September 19
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Oliver Lee
The Gas Giants
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for a star party featuring the Milky Way galaxy and the gas giants of our solar system: Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. Ancient people of east Asia saw the Milky Way as a silvery river in the sky. Philosophers and astronomers viewed the Milky Way as "the universe" well into the 20th century. Learn how the work of astronomers like Herber Curtis and Edwin Hubble changed our view of our place in space starting in the 1920's. Galileo - using his telescope gave humanity its first glimpses of the solar system’s gas giants. A thin waxing crescent Moon will be visible in the western sky.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Sunday, September 20
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Tip Top Bass
Bass tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, September 26
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
New Mexico Boating Basics Course
Ranger led 8 hour Boating Safety Course offered by the New Mexico State Parks Division. Students can register at www.boatnm.com for the course of their choice.
Fees: Free to Registered Participant
Contact: Park Office 575-744-5998




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