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Virtual RMAC

Join the Roswell Museum and Art Center on its Facebook page in Museum Moments Facebook videos and Space is Awesome on Fridays. There is no specific posting time, so check often.

Until Oct. 31

Hope is greater than fear — Angel Tree registration

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Kickoff for registration of The Salvation Army Roswell Angel Tree begins. Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. The Salvation Army Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children around the country, including Roswell, each year. Once a child has been registered and accepted as an Angel, their Christmas wishlist is shared with donors in your community who purchase gifts of new clothing and toys. The gifts are distributed to the family to place under their family Christmas tree. For more information, visit saangeltree.org.

Until Dec. 27

Christmas Railway

A limited amount of tickets each night are available: From Nov. 27 to 29, Dec. 4 to 6, Dec. 11 to 13, Dec. 16 to 24, Dec. 26 to 27; 5 to 9 p.m. daily. Due to potential restrictions from the New Mexico Governor’s Office, the train ride may be limited to children 12 and under and a guardian. For more information, visit roswellchristmasrailway.com.

Oct. 9

Hawthorne Heights Virtual show

The band Hawthorne Heights is choosing one venue per state to support with three unique virtual stay-at-home shows, benefiting their favorite venues and the band, including behind the scenes crew. The event was planned for Sept. 22, but was postponed. The Liberty club is one of the venues the band partners with. This very special livestream gives fans the chance to grab their favorite drink, put on their favorite band shirt, and watch an EMO Rock ‘n’ Roll show from the comfort of their own homes. Join the band members as they play games, tell stories, and of course, perform Hawthorne Heights songs, all while supporting ​The Liberty a​s a staple on the ​New Mexico scene. The band will also be joined by special guest Mark Rose, who will be performing hits from his band Spitalfield.​ ​Tune in for the livestream or bundle access with a virtual meet and greet at 8 p.m. If you have already purchased tickets, you will receive an email with the designated code to stream. For more information, visit thelibertyinc.com or call 575-627-2121.

Oct. 10

MainStreet Roswell Farmers’ and Growers’ Market

The annual MainStreet Roswell Farmers’ and Growers’ Market is extended and takes place this Saturday, from 7 to 11 a.m. on the Chaves County Courthouse lawn, corner of Fourth and Main streets. For more information and updates, follow them on Facebook @Roswellmarket or call 575-208-8238.

Oct. 10

Bach to Basics

The Roswell Symphony Orchestra hosts Bach to Basics as an online virtual event, featuring violin soloists Thomas Weber and Dee Ann Cason. Tickets for the performance at 5 p.m. are available on RSO’s website, which will result in a link being sent to the purchaser. The concert itself will be on YouTube. The performance includes J.S. Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins in D minor” and his “Air from Orchestral Suite in D major,” as well as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Serenade for Strings No. 13 in G major,” which is known by its German title, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.” For more information, visit roswellsymphony.org

Oct. 10

Tobosa Classic Stepping Out for Children

The 15th annual Tobosa Classic golf tournament Stepping Out for Children takes place at 8 a.m. at the New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course. The tournament benefits the development of the children’s campus; an environment that will be safe, fun and inclusive of children and families from all walks of life and abilities. For more information, call Rosy Rubio or Melinda Olivas at 575-624-1025 or visit trytobosa.org.

Oct. 12 to 23

Art and essay contest

The American Legion Posts No. 28 and No. 61 are hosting the Veterans Remembrance 2020 Art & Essay Contest. All students of the Roswell Independent School District are invited to participate. Topic/theme is: Korea: The Never Ending War, 1950 to today. All artwork and essays are to be brought to the RISD Administration Building at 300 N. Kentucky Ave. on Oct. 23. The Legion Art Contest & Essay Committee will pick up the artwork and the essays for final judging at Legion Hall, 1620 N. Montana Ave. Judging will occur on Oct. 30 and winners will be announced. Prizes will be awarded for all categories of artwork by grade. For more information, visit roswellegion.org or call 575-268-0220.

Oct. 13 to 16 and 20

RMAC reopens

The Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., reopens with limited capacity for its members’ appreciation days, Oct. 13 to 16 and for the general public on Oct. 20. Following New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s release of museums for safe reopening, the RMAC will operate at a 25% capacity while enacting new safety measures, including reduced hours to allow for additional cleaning, requiring face coverings and social distancing guidelines. Visiting hours during the initial phase of reopening will be Tuesday through Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is currently free to the museum through the end of the year. In order to allow space for ample social distancing, it is strongly encouraged that visitors call to set up an appointment to visit the museum at 575-624-6744, although walk-ups will be welcome as space allows. As recommended by state and city officials, those who are not feeling well and people with serious medical conditions should delay their visit until a safer time. The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium will remain closed until further notice. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org.

Virtual Roswell/Taos

Oct. 14

The New Deal on New Mexico arts community

The public is invited to join former Roswell Museum and Art Center Curator Sara Woodbury and current RMAC Curator Aubrey Hobart for a conversation about the Federal Community Art Center Project in New Mexico: The New Deal in Action. The event takes place online on Zoom at 4 p.m. Registration is required at tcataos.org/calendar/#event=40146973. For assistance in registering for the Zoom discussion, call the Taos Center for the Arts, which is hosting the event, at 575-758-2052.

Oct. 17 to 24

Tour de Ocho Millas goes virtual

The 10th annual Tour de Ocho Millas will be virtual this year. Participants can ride, run or walk to do the fitness challenge wherever they live. They have eight days to finish the race or challenge. The TdOM is a fundraising event for Reflection & Recovery (R&R), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity with a focus on recovery from addiction.

For more information, visit trisignup.com/Race/NM/Roswell/TourdeOchoMillas.

Oct. 24

Bullock’s Booty hunt

This year, Bullock’s Jewelry is hosting an epic scavenger hunt with more than $3,000 in prizes that are up for grabs. All proceeds will be donated to the Roswell Community Kitchen. Tickets are limited to 40 participants and available at bullocksjewelry.com.

Nov. 2

Tessa Anderson Suicide Prevention Coalition

The mental health and suicide prevention information and support group, Tessa Anderson Suicide Prevention Coalition invites the public to The Unity Center, 108 E. Bland St., at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. All ages welcome, just keep in mind for younger children, that there will be sensitive subjects discussed. It is not recommended to have small children at this support group. Recommended for pre-teen (middle school age) and up. We will discuss mental health issues, suicide prevention topics and will have a time for people to share personal experiences in a safe environment. We will also have referral services for anyone that needs help outside of a support group. This is not a therapy group. This will be a group to share experiences with others and to receive information to help others. For more information, visit its Facebook page or email, taspcroswell@hotmail.com.

Nov. 7

Veterans Day Parade

The American Legion Post No. 61 is hosting the annual Veterans Day Parade at the Chaves County Courthouse, from 9 to 10 a.m. This year’s theme is Korea: 1950 – Today, The Never Ending War. For more information, visit its Facebook event page, visit RoswellLegion.org or call 575-268-0220.

Postponed until after the pandemic restrictions lift

Bowl for Kids’ Sake 

The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake, which benefits the nonprofit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico, has been postponed until restrictions due to the COVID-19 crisis are lifted. For more information, visit bbbssenm.org or its Facebook page.

The calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates and more information, contact the event venue or organizer.

If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email vision@rdrnews.com or call 622-7710 ext. 309.

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