WEEKLY AND WEEKEND EVENTS BEGINNING SEPT. 27, 2023
THROUGH OCT. 18
Devon Energy and Your Safe Space invite people to take part in the inaugural Community Shoe Drive. Anyone may donate new shoes to help those in need in the community by dropping them off from 10am-2pm Monday-Friday (through Oct. 18) at Your Safe Space, 1124 E. Humble in Hobbs, across from Booker T. Washington Elementary. Sizes needed are little 10, 11 and 12 and big 1-10. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com. (575-391-9564)
FRIDAY, SEPT. 29
The public is invited to a free fall tailgate party from 4:30-6:30pm at Berkshire Hathaway, 1207 Joe Harvey Blvd. in Hobbs. There will be hot dogs, drinks, nachos and snow cones plus jumpers for the kids, cornhole and more. Sign up to win big prizes, including furniture and a concession trailer. (575-392-7777)
Hobbs Farmers Market will be open from 9am to 1pm at Green Meadow Lake Park on the Lovington Hwy in Hobbs. Lovington Farmers Market will be open from 9am until 12noon on the Lea County Courthouse lawn on Main St. Both offer a variety of vendors with fresh vegetables and fruits, eggs and meats, arts and crafts and more. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com. (Check for both farmers market pages on Facebook)
The public is invited to join Expecting Hearts for its 4th annual Heart Walk at 9am at New Mexico Jr. College in Hobbs. There will be a one-mile walk around Thunderbird Circle, plus music and fun for all ages. Heart survivors will be honored—anyone who has suffered, is suffering or has survived a cardiac-related illness of any kind. Anyone planning to attend may register online at www.expectinghearts.com. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the Southeast Region will be held in Hobbs on Sat, Sept. 30 at Green Meadow Lake and Park on the Lovington Hwy. Check-in is at 9am, the ceremony and program at 9:30am, followed by the walk around the lake at 10am. It’s free and open to everyone. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com. (Kim Ryan, 505-317-0978)
Friends of the Hobbs Public Library will have its semi-annual “Books by the Box—and More” sale on Sat, Sept. 30 10am-3pm and Sun, Oct. 1 from 1-4pm at the library, 509 N. Shipp in the Meeting Room (use north door). Over 3500 books of all categories will be available. Buy 15 hardback books for $5; 15 paperbacks for $3; and children’s books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games, plush animals, seasonal décor all priced as marked.
Proceeds will help with current library programs and resources. (575-964-8242)
SATURDAY, OCT. 7
The public is invited to join Sheri’s House of Hope on Sat, Oct. 7 from 6:30-8:30pm at Hobbs Country Club on the Carlsbad Hwy for the inaugural Fashion for a Cause Charity Fashion Show. You can support survivors of domestic violence while attending a fun-filled fashion show and silent auction. Tickets cost $100 for the fashion show and silent auction entry; VIP table sponsorships cost $1,500. Get them at eventbrite.com or at Sheri’s Thrifty Boutique, 800 N. Turner. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com.
THROUGH OCT. 11
Vitalant will hold community blood drives in October as listed below. Walk-ins are welcome or call 575-840-8178 to schedule an appointment. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com.
***Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11am-2:30pm at the Christian Center Church’s McClain Hall on the Lovington Hwy; and
***Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 10am-2pm in the Bloodmobile outside Nor-Lea Hospital on North Main St. in Lovington.
THROUGH OCT. 15
The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame on the NMJC campus in Hobbs invites the public to see “Chocolate: The Exhibition” on display through Oct. 15. Hours are 10am-5pm daily (including Sunday). The multi-media exhibit is designed to be educational and entertaining. Visitors will learn about chocolate’s history, how modern chocolate is made, and how cultures through the ages have used it. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com. ($5 for adults; $3 for 65-and-older and students age 6-18; FREE for under age 5, museum members, NMJC faculty/students/staff, and active military/veterans/1st responders. 575-492-2678; www.nmjc.edu/museum)
THROUGH OCTOBER 31
***Hobbs Police Department announces that it will conduct sobriety checkpoints at various areas within Hobbs City Limits through October. These checkpoints are intended to help reduce alcohol- and other intoxicant-related incidents and increase public safety.
***Lea County Sheriff’s Office announces that it will conduct DWI checkpoints at various times and places in Lea County throughout October. Drivers are reminded to buckle up and drive safely and soberly without texting or other distractions. Please make sure passengers, especially children are wearing seatbelts and pets are properly secured. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com.
***New Mexico State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and registration-insurance-driver’s license checkpoints in all counties and issuing citations through October. This is to reduce drug and alcohol-related deaths and help change society’s attitude about driving while impaired by alcohol, marijuana or other drugs. Buckle up, don’t speed, and don’t drink-and-drive…help save lives. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com. (575-885-3138; www.sp.nm.gov.
Hobbs Public Library at 509 N. Shipp is now open Monday 9:30am-8pm, Tuesday-Wednesday 9:30am-6pm, Thursday-Friday 9:30am-5pm, and closed on weekends. Watch the library’s Facebook page for details about free projects and programs for all ages or call the front desk for info, 397-9328.
***Weekly Story Time reading sessions for children in different age groups are offered for free during the school year:
Tuesdays: 2 year-olds from 10-10:30am; and
3-5 year-olds from 11am-12noon
Wednesdays: 3-5 year-olds from 11am-12noon; and
K-3rd grades We Read Club from 2:30-3:30pm; and
Thursdays: 3-5 year-olds Dual Language from 11am-12noon.
***Curbside service still is available; order books, DVD’s, audiobooks and music CDs with a limit of 5 items to be picked up Mon, Wed and Fri from 2-4pm. Have your current, unblocked library card ready. Call the library when you arrive and items will be taken by staff to your vehicle. (575-397-9328)
The Lea County Museum in Lovington is open with buildings at 103 N. Love, 114 E. Central and others near the courthouse. Normal hours are Mon-Friday from 9am-5pm; admission is free to all buildings and exhibits and to most programs. Find out more at 1radiosquare.com. (396-4805)
Salvation Army of Lea County’s Food Bank at 520 E. Main St. is open to the public Mon, Tues, and Wed 9am-12noon and 1-4pm. The free food pantry is open for those in need. Food is taken to shut-ins in all communities of Lea County and some in West Texas once each month. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com. (397-2119; 820 S. Fowler)
Ask about registration and enrollment in upcoming sessions of NMJC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship FREE classes. Those who are interested should call 575-492-2629 for more information. The office is open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (Spanish speaker available). Find out more at hobbsamerica.com. (Kathleen, 575-492-2630; Spanish speakers Haidee 492-2629 and Syrtiha, 492-2631)
Ask about registration/enrollment in upcoming sessions of FREE High School Equivalent (GED or HiSET program) and Entrepreneurial classes held at NMJC. All classes are offered at no charge. Interest? Call 575-492-2630 for dates, times and other info but hurry because the deadline is approaching. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com. (Kathleen, 575-492-2630; Spanish speakers Haidee 492-2629 and Syrtiha, 492-2631)
***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 may be dropped off M-F 8am-5pm at 107 S. Dalmont in Hobbs. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com.
***Oilfield Connections International, Hobbs Chapter has recently organized and is looking for members. Anyone may join. The annual membership fee starts at $25. Monthly luncheon meetings feature guest speakers and are open to members and the public ($25 meal charge). Buy a membership and get up to 20% off the luncheon cost. Members meet to network, exchange knowledge, info and experience in order to help businesses grow and prosper. Go online at www.oilfieldconnections.net for more info or to RSVP. Find out more at hobbsamerica.com. (Derek Jones, 575-393-7316)