The week of September 11 is going to be a busy week in Carlsbad.
Award winning band Stranded was originally set to play July 3, but their performance had to be cancelled due to the weather. Stranded will now be performing from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 in front of the Cavern Theatre in downtown Carlsbad. Details of this are still in development, but this is going to be a great outdoor concert.
A parade celebrating the 16th of September is going to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday the 11th and run from the CMS Administration Building to the Ray Anaya San Jose Plaza. There will also be an event at the plaza throughout the day.
Robert and Patricia Jacquez will be holding Jericho Walk 2021 the weekend of Sept. 10-11, from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Carlsbad Beach. The annual walk will also take place that Saturday and begin on C-Hill and end at the former St. Edward School. This event is a great celebration of faith in Carlsbad. Some big name performers, including the former lead singer of the Delfonics, will be part of the entertainment at the beach. There will also be a Show & Shine. For more information, please call 575-706-0379. Saturday’s ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the bandshell and will honor first responders and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Proceeds and donations will benefit the Community of Hope Center.
As discussed earlier this week, a special ceremony to honor our first responders is planned for noon Saturday, Sept. 11 at the civic center. The City of Carlsbad, Eddy County and Bureau of Land Management are all helping organize this event, which will pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
The BLM is also organizing a host of events throughout that week in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Public projects include installing rock check dams for erosion control along the Black River, planting willows at Six Mile Dam to improve wildlife habitat and La Cueva trail maintenance. More information will be posted about how you and your family can participate in these public lands activities. Additionally, a number of other businesses are working on projects around the area that will help beautify our trails and natural areas.
If you are reading this update on Saturday, don’t forget that we have Charlie Ingraham playing at the beach gazebo from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 14. We hope to see you there. Have a great weekend.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway