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Halloween Fun coming to Roswell tonight

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Roswell

Oct. 27

Halloween Fun

Join the American Legion, 1620 N. Montana Ave., from 5 to 8 p.m. for its Halloween Fun with trunk or treat.

Fort Stanton

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Oct. 27

Fort Stanton After Dark

The Fort Stanton Historic Site, 108 Kit Carson Road, opens its doors at 6 p.m. for its Fort Stanton After Dark tour.

During this event, visitors can explore the grounds and buildings of Fort Stanton, interact with costumed living historians, storytellers and investigators from the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society.

The self-guided tours will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 575-354-0341.

Hobbs

Oct. 27

Family Fun Day — Dia de los Muertos

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 5317 N. Lovington Hwy., is celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a traditional Mexican holiday.

The event is free for the public. The event features Israel-native Sagit Zilberman at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Zilberman is an internationally acclaimed musician and composer holding an interactive global music workshop for families and children.

There will be a community ofrenda — a table for families to bring photos of their deceased loved ones and offerings. Other traditional activities will be taking place.

Visitors are encouraged to wear traditional costumes and to bring a photo of a deceased loved one to place on the community ofrenda. Oct. 31 — the official date — coincides with All Saints Day and is a time to honor deceased loved ones.

Families will learn about the cultural significance of this tradition, which has become increasingly popular throughout the country.

For more information about this event, visit nmjc.edu/museum or call 575-492-2678.

Hobbs

Oct. 27

“Rocky Horror Picture Show”

The cult film, “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” will be shown at 9 p.m. at the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame.

No one under 18 is allowed (due to its R rating). The movie is free to the public.

This will be the fourth annual showing of the movie at the museum. As part of the Rocky Horror experience, visitors are encouraged to wear their costumes to add to the excitement.

Selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant,” the film gained notoriety as a midnight movie when audiences began participating with the film in theaters.

The film has entered the pop culture lexicon for its many iconic and memorable scenes, including the song “The Time Warp.”

For more information, visit nmjc.edu/museum or call 575-492-2678.

Lovington

Nov. 2 to 4

Annual Arts & Craft Festival

The 31st annual Arts & Craft Festival takes place at the Lea County Fairgrounds. Nov. 2 is VIP night. For more information, call 575-396-5311 or visit its Facebook event page.

Lincoln

Nov. 3

Dia de Muertos Festival

The fifth annual Dia de Muertos Festival is presented by the Lincoln Merchants Association in the historic town. It is a lively annual community Day of the Dead celebration, honoring the stories, lives and legacies of those who passed away.

There will be live music, dance, family activities, face painting, ofrendas (altar offerings), arts and crafts, food and drink vendors.

The community event is free to the public. For more information, call 575-653-4045.

Artesia

Nov. 3 and 4

Balloons & Tunes Festival

The annual Balloons & Tunes Festival takes place at Eagle Draw, downtown Artesia.

The balloons launch on Friday from the Elementary Schools and on Saturday at 7 a.m. and on Sunday at 6 a.m. from Eagle Draw (weather permitting). Highlight is the Saturday night Fire Concert featuring the balloon pilots and the Artesia High School Band from 6 to 7 p.m.

The concert takes place on the Bulldog Bowl parking lot on Bulldog Boulevard.

For more information, visit artesiachamber.com or call Jessica at 575-746-2744.

Artesia

Nov. 8

Ocotillo Performing Arts Center 10th anniversary party

The public is invited to attend the 10th anniversary party of the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, which includes the Shari Rowe concert at 7 p.m.

There will be hors d’oeuvres, drinks and door prizes, as well as a live auction for Brooks & Dunn’s official final tour hat, signed by Dunn.

For tickets and more information, call 575-746-4212.

Carlsbad

Nov. 8

Taste of Culture

Experience food from around the world at New Mexico State University Carlsbad’s seventh annual Taste of Culture, 1500 University Drive, sponsored by the NMSU Carlsbad Diversity Committee.

Admission is free. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in room 101, 103 and in the courtyard.

This annual event has had participants from all over the globe, including food from China, Yemen, Nepal, Iran, South Korea, Scotland, Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Canada and the Philippines.

For more information visit its Facebook event page or call 575-234-9200.

Carlsbad

Nov. 11

Fee Free Day at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The public is invited to experience all national parks, including Carlsbad Caverns National Park, without entrance fees. For more information, visit nps.gov.

Artesia

Dec. 4

Holiday Shindig

The Family Holiday Shindig takes place at the Artesia Public Library, 205 W. Quay Ave., from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The event includes a sing-along, stories and pictures with Santa, crafts, games, hot chocolate and cookies.

For more information, call 575-746-4252.