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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 with a guardian. For more information, visit roswellchristmasrailway.com.

Oct. 29

Lovelace drive-thru trunk-or-treat

Lovelace Regional Hospital,117 E. 19th St., is inviting the public to join its drive-thru trunk or treat event, from 3 to 5 p.m. Enter parking lot from 19th Street. Drivers will be directed through several festive stations. To promote a healthy environment, the organizers ask guests to wear a (Halloween decorated) mask and to social distance. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.

Oct. 30

Kymera drive-thru trunk-or-treat

Kymera Independent Physicians, 400 Military Heights Place, is hosting from 5 to 7 p.m. a safe drive-thru trunk-or-treat Halloween event. There will be festive trunk decorations and treats for the kids. No need to leave your vehicle. Masks should be worn and social distancing will be practiced. For more information, visit kymeramedical.com or call 575-627-9500.

Oct. 31

Drive-thru Blocktoberfest

Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Road, and Grace Kids invite the public to its drive-thru trunk-or-treat event. Wear your costume and get some candy from the different trunks. The fun starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.

Oct. 31

Sugar Rush

Church on the Move, 901 W. Brasher Road, invites the public to its Halloween adventure Sugar Rush, from 5 to 8 p.m. Join in the fun outside of the church with booths, games and lots of candy. Costumes are welcome, please nothing scary or provocative. For more information, call 575-622-7011.

Oct. 31

Halloween drive-thru

The American Legion Post No. 61 is hosting a Halloween drive-thru at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave., in the parking lot on the west side of the church, from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or call 575-268-0220.

Nov. 1

Peaceful pro-life prayer rally

Citizens for Life of Chaves County invites the public to join them in its annual Life Chain sponsored event, a peaceful prayer rally for victims of abortion. The rally will take place in front of the Chaves County Courthouse on North Main Street, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This year, the Pioneer Plaza is off limits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Free positive pro-life posters will be distributed to all participants facing the traffic in silent prayer. Feel free to bring a chair. For more information, call Margaret at 575-623-5836.

Nov. 1 and 2

Theater auditions

The Roswell Community Little Theatre, 1717 S. Union Ave., will be holding auditions for its play, “Spider’s Web” by Agatha Christie, on both days at 6:30 p.m. The play is scheduled for the end of February 2021. There are several male roles to be filled, as well as two women and one girl (10-12 years old). The play will be directed by Jeorganna Dion Simoes. Social distancing and masks are required. For more information, visit the theater’s Facebook page or call 575-622-1982 and leave a message.

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. 2 to 20

Winter Wonderland

The annual Winter Wonderland benefiting the Chaves County CASA and the Artesia Advocacy Center will be virtual this year and include a Jeep raffle and a silent auction. There will be already-decorated Christmas trees available as well. For more information, visit casakids.org, its Facebook page or call Carrie-Leigh Cloutier at 575-625-0772.

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.

Nov. 7

Grace Gospel Show

Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Road, is inviting the public to its Grace Gospel Show, with a special tribute to our heroic veterans at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The show features Kenny Lewis, Sean Lee, Tom Blake, Dwain and Jill Votaw, Carl Thompson, Mark Parham, Jerry Berg, Jack and Julie Ferguson and the Grace Community Church Praise Band. For more information, call Bob Power at 573-284-4218 or Kenny Lewis at 575-623-5438.

By Nov. 16

Reservation deadline for drive-thru fundraiser

The board of directors for the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico is hosting a Christmas drive-thru fundraiser on Dec. 6, which includes a special event menu by Peppers Grill & Bar. Pick up time is from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with first stop at HSSNM Museum to pick up the reserved tickets. From there, ticket holders pick up their dinner at Peppers Grill & Bar, also as drive-thru in its parking lot. There will also be special events happening on the radio and a silent auction. For more information, visit roswellnmhistory.org or call 575-622-8333.

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.