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Healthsense set for today

Ardavan Behbod, Eastern New Mexico Medical Center’s pharmacy director, will speak at Senior Circle’s Healthsense at 11:30 a.m. today. Healthsense is free and open to the public and refreshments are served.
Behbod’s topic is vaccinations, particularly flu shots as the season nears.
Senior Circle is at 2801 N. Main St., next to Family Dollar. For more information, call 623-2311.

Astronomy Club to host eclipse event

The United States is in for a treat on Monday, Aug. 21. Everyone that lives in the contiguous United States will see either a total or partial solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when our moon passes between the sun and Earth blocking the sun’s light either partially or totally.
Solar eclipses occur often, but normally in areas that are densely populated. The solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is unique since it is traversing across the contiguous United States from Oregon to South Carolina passing through 14 of the states. The length of time for the total solar eclipse will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time that a solar eclipse occurred in the contiguous United States was in 1979.

The Roswell Astronomy Club and the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium will be holding a Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing event on the sidewalk between the Civic Center and the Roswell Museum and Art Center on Monday, Aug. 21, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Roswell will not have a total solar eclipse, only partial with 67 percent of the sun’s light being blocked by the moon. Although Roswell will only experience a partial solar eclipse, the viewing should still be great.
At the viewing, there will be telescopes with solar filters and a sun spotter. Solar glasses will also be available for purchase from the Roswell Astronomy Club and in the museum gift shop. It is never recommended to look directly at the sun even during an eclipse.

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Driving Safety class offered

The AARP Safe Driving Class will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Senior Circle, 2801 N. Main St., next to Family Dollar. The class is open to anyone 50 or older.
Successful completion of the class usually means a discount in auto insurance, but check with your insurance company for details.
For more information or enrollment details, call Senior Circle at 623-2311.

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