Lea County Center for the Arts presents Music Theatre International’s “All Together Now!”, a global event celebrating local theater with performances on Nov. 12 at 8pm, Nov. 13 and 14 at 2pm and 8pm at the Center, 122 W. Broadway. Directed by Doug Levy, it features talented local people performing songs from 18 different Broadway musicals, both classic and modern. Tickets cost $15 each at the door or online at lccanm.org. Get more info at hobbsamerica.com. (Songs from shows such as Beauty and the Best, Rent, Mamma Mia!, Waitress, Into The Woods and more; 575-397-ARTS)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021
Hobbs VFW Post 3274 invites the public to help honor those who have served in the U.S. military and enjoy the annual Veterans’ Parade starting at 10am at the corner of Turner and Taylor streets in downtown Hobbs. The route will go north on Turner, turn west on Alto and end at the VFW Post across from the Teen Center. There will be a ceremony there followed by lunch for parade participants and the public. Line-up for the parade floats and other participants begins at 8am north of City Hall on Taylor Street. Dress kids ages 2-12 in red, white and blue and stand along the parade route to be judged in the Little Patriot Contest.
Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame on the NMJC campus invite the public to the 2 nd Saturday “Take ‘n’ Make” from 10am until 1pm (while supplies last). Staff will greet drivers at the curb with FREE packets of Thanksgiving-themed crafts. They will give one to each person in the car and up to two more extra packets to take home and create crafts.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021
University of the Southwest invites the public to join the Lea County Virtual Prayer Event at 7am on Thurs, Nov. 18 on Facebook. The theme is “Beginning Again”. Guest speaker is HMS Asst. Superintendent Debbie Cooper. For links to the event, go to the USW website, www.usw.edu or look on the USW Facebook page.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021
The Lea County Museum invites the public to enjoy a free concert featuring the Wayne Salzmann Band with JAZZ from Austin on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 8pm at the museum’s pavilion, 114 E. Center across from the courthouse in Lovington. Admission is free and open to everyone. Please take your own lawn chair. (396-4805; email@example.com or www.leacountymuseum.org)
Southwest Symphony invites the public to a concert by the all-female country band “Farewell, Angelina” on Sat, Nov. 20 at 6pm at Lea County Event Center in Hobbs. Tickets are $25 at the door for adults but it’s FREE for ages 18-and-younger and college students with ID. Tim Cummings of Hobbs will open for the band. There’ll be food trucks set up inside the event center. (www.swsymphony.org; 575-738-1041)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021
The Lea County Sports Hall of Fame 2021 Induction Ceremony will be held Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7pm at 114 E. Central across from the courthouse in Lovington. Inductees are rodeo great Guy Allen, basketball champion Adrianne Ross, and cross country coach Bob Jackson. For tickets and other information, see firstname.lastname@example.org or www.leacountymuseum.org; or call 575-396-4805.
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY (Weekly)
Hobbs Public Library at 509 N. Shipp has reopened with the hours of Monday 9:30am-8pm, Tuesday-Wednesday 9:30am-6pm, and Thursday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm. It is closed on Sunday. The library is offering a free Take and Make project "Beach in a Bottle" available at the front desk while supplies last. The library also is offering special summer reading program for youth, virtual programs and other fun activities during the summer. Curbside service still is available; you may order books, DVD’s, audiobooks and music CD’s with a limit of 5 items to be picked up Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-4pm. Call the library when you arrive outside and items will be taken by staff to your vehicle. You must have a valid Hobbs Public Library card in order to check out items through curbside service. (Hobbs Public Library on FB; hobbsnm.org; 397-9328)
The Lea County Center for the Arts is open again at 122 W. Broadway in downtown Hobbs. Normal hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 1-7pm and on Wednesday from 1-5pm. Admission is free and open to everyone. Find out more at lccanm.org or call 397-ARTS.
***The Fabulous Fiber Art Show is on display through mid-December (artists may pick up pieces Dec. 18-19). Many pieces are marked for sale.
***The Center welcomes Music Theatre International’s “All Together Now!”, a global event celebrating local theater with performances on Nov. 12 at 8pm, Nov. 13 and 14 at 2pm and 8pm at the Center, 122 W. Broadway. Directed by Doug Levy, it features all kinds of different music by well-known pop, rock, jazz, hip hop and Broadway artists. Get tickets and more info online at lccanm.org.
***After School Art Classes for elementary students every Wednesday 4-5pm and for
middle-school students every Thursday 4-5pm.
The Lea County Museum in Lovington is open again with buildings at 103 N. Love, 114 E. Central and others that are also near the courthouse. Normal hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9am-5pm; admission is free to all buildings and exhibits and to most programs. The current exhibit is “Stephanie in 3D” featuring ceramic art by Stephanie Holland of Hobbs is on display in the Town Hall building across from the courthouse. (396-4805; Jim Harris)
The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame is open again with temporary hours by RESERVATION ONLY. On display from Nov. 13 through Dec. 17 is "Winter Wonderland" featuring decorated trees and Bonnie Moran's North Pole Village. The museum is on the NMJC campus. Go online to www.nmjc.edu/museum to get more information. Call for reservations at 575-492-2678. (Note: Normally, admission is $5 adult, $3 sr. citizen (65*) and student (6-18); FREE for kids 5 and younger, museum members, NMJC faculty/staff/students, active military/veterans/first responders.)
Donations are being accepted for the local Women’s Career Closet. Donations should be primarily business casual and professional clothing to be used for free by women in need who are entering and advancing through the job market. Donations are appreciated and may be dropped off Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm at 107 S. Dalmont in Hobbs.
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