Thursday morning briefing: Singing with Andy, country Christmas and garlic the right way

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.

Sing-a-long with Andy

Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a “Brief History of Christmas Music” by Andy Mason at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Buchanan Hall at the Music Building in Portales.

The event is free and open to the public.

The evening includes a sing-a-long style concert. Mason will provide lyric sheets to the audience and play along with his guitar.

Country Christmas

The Flying J Wranglers Christmas Concert is 7 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center.

Tickets: Adults $15 and kids 12 and under $6.

Tickets can be purchased at Joe’s Boot Shop.

Quirky quote of the day

“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” — Lily Tomlin

Kitchen tip

When you’re going to saut