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Feb. 17
Guitar solo contest

The second annual guitar solo contest takes place at Stellar Coffee Co., 315 N. Main St. at 8:30 p.m. Pre-register is open. Contestants can send in their 3 minute solo, guitar and amp to stellartalentteleporter@gmail.com. All music genres welcome. For more information, visit Stellar Coffee Co.’s Facebook event page.

Feb. 20
Roswell Next Proximo!

Join the Roswell Next event at El Toro Bravo Restaurant, 102 S. Main St., from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a networking event for young professionals in the region, held monthly at diverse locations in Roswell. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.

Feb. 24
Pecos Valley Stampede

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The 37th annual Kymera Independent Physicians’ Pecos Valley Stampede is scheduled for Saturday. The event offers a half-marathon, 10K run, 10K walk, 5K run, and a 5K walk. The half-marathon begins at 8 a.m. All other races start at 9 a.m. at Cielo Grande Recreation Area, 1612 W. College Ave. Participants can sign up online at active.com, stop by 807 N. Missouri Ave. or call 575-624-6718.

Feb. 24
Elks Lodge celebrates

The Elks Lodge No. 969, 1720 N. Montana Ave. celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA. As part of this event, they will be having a free brunch between 9 and 11 a.m. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 575-622-1560, ext. 5.

Feb. 26
Jazz night

Highland Jazz and Blues is performing at Stellar Coffee Co., 315 N. Main St., at 7 p.m. For more information, visit its event page on Facebook.

Feb. 27
Paint and relax party for DA Dogs

The DA Dogs Foundation is hosting a paint and relax party for the DA dogs, Beaumont, Lincoln, Lydia, Max and McKenzie at The Liberty, 312 N. Virginia Ave., at 6 p.m. Appetizers will be served. The event is limited to 60 participants; signup and pre-payment are required. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or dacourthousedogs.org or call 575-626-2422.

March 2
Dr. Seuss at Books Again Bookstore

The Roswell Public Library and Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company present as part of the First Friday Downtown Market a special meet and greet with The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch plus a special story time at Books Again – Friends of the Roswell Public Library, 200 W. Second St. Face painting starts at 4:30 p.m., special guests arrive at 6:30 p.m. and story time takes place from 7 to 8 p.m.

March 6
Guy Penrod concert

The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico is hosting a Guy Penrod concert at Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Road, at 7 p.m. Known for his country style, Penrod’s music has been applauded in the gospel as well as country music community. He has appeared on “The Grand Ole Opry” and on numerous country recordings. His “Hymns” recording debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Southern Gospel retail chart and became the top-selling southern gospel album of 2012. In 2011, he became a Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee; and he was inducted alongside the Gaither Vocal Band into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2014. For more information, call 575-622-8333.

March 12 and 13
Auditions for ‘Hello Dolly’

Auditions are held for the musical “Hello Dolly!” at the Roswell Community Little Theatre, 1717 S. Union Ave., on both days at 6 p.m. They are looking for six women and seven men who are able to sing and dance. For more information, call 575-626-2999.

March 15
Rise with Roswell

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Rise With Roswell 2018 Agriculture breakfast at the Farm Bureau building at the Eastern New Mexico Fairgrounds (south entrance on Southeast Main Street), from 6 to 8 a.m. Guest speaker is inspirational cowgirl Amberley Snyder. RSVP at 575-623-5695.

March 15 to 18
Tejano Music Awards Fanfair

Roswell’s own, the group Maldad, has been invited to perform at the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair in San Antonio, Texas. Maldad is a four-person group which specializes in Tex-Mex. This year Maldad celebrates their 20th year as an active touring act. Performances will be at the TMAF on Friday night and Sunday afternoon on the main stage. For more information, visit grupomaldad.com or call Fabian at 575-910-4774 or Priss at 575-914-3554. For updates on the line-up, visit tejanomusicawards.com/fan-fair.