Until October 30th
“The Addams Family”
The Way Way Off-Broadway Theater presents The Addams Family with performances Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center. The show offers an original story and is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams has grown up as the ultimate princess of darkness. To the desperation of her father, Gomez Addams, she fell in love with a “normal” young man from a respectable family. Wednesday confides in her father and asks him not to tell her mother. Now Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Visit waywayoffbroadway.com for more information.
Until November 5th
Roswell Folklorico invites former and new dancers
Registration for the 30th Annual Roswell Folklorico Program is now open. The courses, open to everyone aged 6 to 80, will start on November 7th and end with a concert in early June 2023. Three courses are available: beginner/intermediate, advanced and senior. A special invitation to participate is given to all former dancers to take part in the final. Registrations must be made online at roswell-nm.gov or in person at 1612 W. College Blvd. For more information, call Frank Herrera at 575-626-5083 or email [email protected]
CASA Winter Monsterland
For the first time, there will be a CASA Winter Monsterland at First American Bank, 111 East Fifth St., featuring spooky wreaths, artwork and giant Halloween decorations. Proceeds benefit Chaves County’s CASA programs and the Artesia Children’s Advocacy Center. On November 18th, CASA Winter Wonderland will take place online and in person. The auction website for CASA Winter Wonderland opens on November 1st. Visit casakids.org for more information. To sponsor a CASA family this Christmas or to have a donation tree in your business call 575-625-0112.
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Lovelace Regional Hospital, 117 E. 19th St., hosts its annual Trunk or Treat event in its front parking lot from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event is free to the public and open to all ages. Costumes are desired.
The National Guard Armory, No. 1 W. Earl Cummings Loop, will have its Trunk-R-Treat from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Local businesses, law enforcement and fire departments participate. There will also be a spooky maze for kids. This event is completely free as a show of appreciation of the local National Guard for the community.
We are the Purple Tailgate Party
Goddard High School Big Blue Crew and Roswell High School Big Red Band invite the public to their first We Are Purple Tailgate Party from 4pm to 6pm at the Wool Bowl. Ticket prizes include a choice of hamburger or hot dog, fries, drinks and a free raffle ticket. There will also be door prizes. Call Chris Samuels at 575-420-1984 for more information.
28 and 29 Oct
Night of the Living Zoo
The Night of the Living Zoo takes place on both days from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Costumes are desired. There will be Halloween decorations and trick or treating stations. The last admission for both evenings is at 20:00. Tickets are available now at roswellconnect.com or at the box office. For more information, call 575-624-6760.
DEA National Prescription Drug Takeback Day
The public may bring in unwanted and unneeded prescription drugs for Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Roswell Police Department (RPD) lobby, 128 W. Second St. The service is free and those who bring prescription medication can remain anonymous, no questions asked. Liquids or needles will not be accepted. New: Vape devices will now be accepted as long as the batteries are removed before dropping devices off at RPD. Visit DEAtakeBack.com for more information.
A Grammy Award-nominated reggae band performs at the Swop Cup
The second annual Swop Cup will be held at N. Atkinson Ave. 607 instead. Admission is at 1:00 p.m. The event includes a breeder’s contest and live music throughout the day, with the highlight being a live performance by Grammy Award-nominated reggae band Common Kings from Orange County, California. There will be a costume contest, silent auction, giveaways, local vendors and food trucks. The event is for adults over the age of 21. The majority of profits go to charities that benefit Chaves County’s youth. For more information, contact Andrew Hertel at 720-503-1662 or [email protected] or on Facebook at @SWOP.Roswell.
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Independent Kymera Doctors invite families to their third annual Trunk or Treat. The free event will be held in the Kymera parking lot, 400 Military Heights Place, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit kymeramedical.com, visit the Facebook page or call 575-627-9500.
Dia de los Muertos in the library
The Roswell Public Library, Friends of the Library, and the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce invite the public to their Dia de los Muertos celebrations from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. The celebrations begin with a service for those who have departed. The winner of the writing competition “Why bilingualism is important” will be awarded. There are also two workshops, one on making an ofrenda, one on sugar skulls and one on making paper flowers and papel picado. There will be a performance by Así se Baila Ballet Folklorico and free face painting. For more information call the library at 575-622-7101 or the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce at 575-624-0899.
Halloween Walk-Thru Carnival
The American Legion Post #61 is hosting their Halloween event, “The Tradition Continues.” This year, it will take the form of a walk-through carnival in the First United Methodist Church parking lot from 1pm to 5pm. Children receive sweets and gifts. For more information email [email protected]
The Roswell Symphony Orchestra performs Symphony Spooktacular, featuring mysterious music by composers as diverse as Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Modest Mussorgsky and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Pearson Auditorium on the grounds of the New Mexico Military Institute on North Main Street. Visit roswellsymphony.org for more information.
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The Foxworth-Galbraith Home Improvement Center is hosting its Halloween Trunk or Treat event in its parking lot from 1pm to 5pm, including free pumpkin decorations, free Rubix cubes for those who come in costume – while supplies last – and other activities. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.
Costume Scavenger Hunt
Christ’s Church, 2200 N. Sycamore Ave., is hosting its Fifth Annual Funday Costume Party Scavenger Hunt Sunday at 10:30 am. No scary costumes. For more information, call 575-622-4110.
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The public is invited to the Roswell Elks Lodge at No. 969’s Trunk or Treat, 1720 N. Montana Ave. from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There’s plenty of sweets and treats for the kids, as well as bouncy castles and games. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.
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Bethel Baptist Church, 2420 N. Garden Ave., will be hosting a Trunk or Treat in the church parking lot from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, call 575-622-8182 or email [email protected]
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Westlake Ace Hardware, Emperors Riding Club and Valley Vintage Car Club are hosting a Trunk or Treat event from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Ace Hardware parking lot at 2810 N. Main St. Food and drinks are also offered.
Join the Grace Kids Free Trunk or Treat Blocktoberfest at Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Road at 6 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited. Visit the Facebook event page or call 575-623-5438 for more information.
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Crossroads Assembly of God, 1224 W. Country Club Road, will be hosting a community trunk-or-treat event from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, call 575-622-2171.
TUMC Fall Festival
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1413 S. Union Ave., hosts its annual Fall Festival from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be a haunted house, burgers and hot dogs, fun jumps, raffles and popcorn to name just a few of the entertainment options. Visit trinityunitedmetroswell.com for more information.
Seams for security
Stitching for Safety is a community wide event to raise awareness and funds for the Roswell Refuge. Beginning at 5 p.m., the public can purchase hand-sewn works at Stellar Coffee, 315 N. Main St., with all proceeds going directly to the Roswell Refuge to help victims of domestic violence and their families. The event is organized by the group Feminist Fight Club of Roswell, Stellar Coffee and Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information, text 575-624-2718.
Fundraiser workshop for the Wilson Cobb Genealogy Library
A fundraiser workshop for the Wilson Cobb Genealogy Library will be held at the Roswell Museum and will include four seminars, new material and lunch. Registration starts at 8:30 am, the event starts at 9:00 am. Narrator is Drew Smith. Tickets are available now for members and non-members. Tickets are also available at the box office on the day of the event. For more information call Kay Lewis at 575-622-0967 or Pamela Tharp at 575-317-4858.
November 5th and 6th
Sphere Bubble Show
The Roswell Convention Center hosts the Spheres Bubble Show starring Blaise Ryndes, featured in the 13th season of the TV show America’s Got Talent. The show is part of their Expand the Universe Tour with a unique intersection of magic and science. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or find the event on holdmyticket.com.
ENMU-R Community Art Gala
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-R) invites the public to its first ever Community Art Gala from 6-8 p.m. The free event includes a reception in the common area of the Instructional Technology Center, 23 West Mathis St. The diverse and unique campus collection includes artworks from numerous artists, including Peter Hurd, Peter Rogers and Dorothy Peterson. The creator of the Reaching for the Stars sculpture recently installed on campus, Doug Czor, will speak during the gala. ENMU faculty jazz ensemble will perform and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Bailey Coll at [email protected] or call 575-624-7173.
The calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates and more information, contact the venue or organizer.
If you would like your event to be featured on the entertainment calendar, please email [email protected] or call 622-7710 ext. 309