Blackwater Draw hosting demonstration of prehistoric technology
The Blackwater Draw National Landmark, operated by Eastern New Mexico University, is hosting “Technology of Prehistoric New Mexico” June 25-26 at Blackwater Draw, six miles north of Portales on N.M. 467.
The event is free and open to the public.
Activities include pottery demonstrations, cooking, hide-working, flint-knapping, Yucca sandal-making, atlatl throwing and many other traditional skills.
The site will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the demonstrations running from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Information: George Crawford at 356-5235 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cake class scheduled
Kathleen Donalson, a trained Wilton cake instructor, is scheduled to teach a class on fondant for cakes 9 a.m. to noon June 25 in the ENMU Family and Consumer Science kitchen.
The class is $30. Supplies cost about $40.
Students should register two weeks in advance to allow time to obtain necessary supplies.
In the class, Donalson shares several different types of fondant and a recipe to make fondant. Students are to learn how to cover cakes in fondant, use imprint mats, make fondant flowers using a press and make a fondant bow.
Children age 10 and older may register with an accompanying registered adult.
Students need to have basic decorating skills and should come to class with a cake ready to cover.
The minimum enrollment is six, and the maximum is 12.
Former KENW engineer dies
Long-time ENMU employee Ed Miller died June 1. Miller worked at ENMU for 20 years and was chief engineer at KENW when he retired in September 2008.
He will be remembered for his outgoing, warm and loving personality. His wife, Nancy, was a long-time Eastern employee as well.
Former ENMU employee dies
Former ENMU employee Linda Black passed away May 30 in Friona, Texas. She worked in Financial Aid as a tracking clerk.
ENMU hosting choir camp
ENMU will host the Eastern New Mexico Children’s Choir camp from June 13-17 with a performance for parents at noon June 17.
The camp lasts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the week and will be in the Choir Room of the Music Building.
The camp is free and open to children in third through eighth grade.
Participants can register by visiting www.enmu.edu/academics/distance-ed and searching the non-credit courses for summer 2011. Registration ends Friday.
Heather Vest, choir director, said the focus is to learn a few songs, reading music and making beautiful choral sounds.
Vest created the week-long camp to offer the community a chance to see if the longer-term children’s choir offered in the fall would be a good fit for the children.
Information: Vest at 226.3216 or by e-mail to email@example.com.