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Ongoing

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. 23

Art and essay contest

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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.

Until Oct. 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.

Until Oct. 31

Hope is greater than fear — Angel Tree registration

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. 16

Howl-o-Ween adoption event

The Roswell Animal Services is holding its spook-tacular adoption event from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chaves County Courthouse. There will be plenty of animals to meet and visit. Staff and volunteers will be ready to answer questions and help. Have cash on hand for the $1 adoption fee. Social distancing practices should be kept in mind. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or call 575-624-6722.

Oct. 20

RMAC reopens

The Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., reopens with limited capacity 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.

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.

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