Community Calendar

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The Alamogordo Daily News appreciates your input to the Community Calendar. To make sure items can receive proper attention, all information should be received by the newspaper at least five business days prior to the event. Events can be emailed to communitynews@alamogordonews.com. For more information email News Director Jessica Onsurez at jonsurez@gannett.com. All the information must be available: contact number, location including address and not just a place name.

Today

AL-ANON: AL-ANON is meeting by ZOOM on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm. Contact BJ so she could send you an email invite with the Zoom link to attend. BJ's phone number is 575-430-0633. You may also contact Wanda at 575-921-9302.

Graffiti cleanup: If you or someone you know has graffiti on their building, fence, outbuilding, or any other type of fixture, Keep Alamogordo Beautiful can eradicate the graffiti free of charge. Stop by the Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center, 800 First Street, City Hall at 1376 E. 9th Street, or Code Enforcement at 2010 Oregon Avenue and fill out a simple form. The form is also available on the City’s website at http://ci.alamogordo.nm.us/formcenter/keep-alamogordo-beautiful-19/graffiti-removal-78.

Thursday

Teen role playing league: Middle Schoolers are invited to the Alamogordo Family Recreation Center to join the new Middle School TTRPG League. The league will provide education programing using different tabletop roleplaying games. The weekly program focuses on team building, reading, math, creative problem solving, art and sportsmanship. For more information call 575-439-4142. The League will meet Thursdays between Oct. 6 and Oct. 27 from 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.. There is a $20 fee and is open to sixth through eighth graders.

AL-ANON: The New Day AL-ANON group meets on every Thursday at noon at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 1212 Washington Ave., Alamogordo. Call the church office at 575-437-2970 for more information.

Announcements

Al-Anon family and friends: New Alamo Al-Anon Meeting for family and friends affected by someone's else's drinking or drug use. Tuesdays at 7:00pm. At Grace Methodist Church 1206 Greenwood Ln. SW building, S door facing 16th street. Contact Wanda at 575-921-9302. Men are welcome.

Search & Rescue: The group is looking for men and women who want want to help by being hikers and climbers. Attendees learn GPS, compass, maps, navigation, survival skills and search techniques. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Alamogordo Public Library, 920 N. Oregon Ave. For more information, call Darrel Heller at 575-404- 1775.

New Day Alcoholics anonymous: The Tularosa Home Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday at 6 p.m. for a book study and every Friday at 6 p.m. for an open discussion meeting located at the Tularosa Community Center, 1050 N. Bookout Road in Tularosa. These are closed meetings (alcoholics only) and CDC guidelines regarding masks will be followed. Contact Linda at 575-654-3494 for more information.

Flickinger Center Guild: The Flickinger Center Guild meets at noon in Patron’s Hall. Bring your lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. New members, both men, women and couples are always welcome. Annual dues are $10 single, $15 couple and will be collected at this meeting. Sign ups for upcoming Flickinger Center for Performing Arts will also be available. For further information call Sue at 772-631-0200.

COVID support group: In a partnership with GCRMC, the Otero County Health Council, The Counseling Center, and the Community Rebuild Initiative, a COVID SUPPORT GROUP is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at noon. This group offers support to persons suffering from continued symptoms - memory loss, hair loss, continued inability to taste or smell, breathing issues - after having COVID-19 and can include parents and caregivers of children suffering from the long-term effects of the virus.

Addiction Recovery Meeting: Overcomer’s Outreach meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 505 Higuera street in Tularosa. For more information call Lorin at 921-6764.

Alamogordo Al-Anon: This one day at a time Al-Anon group will meet at Bethel Baptist Church, 1316 Scenic Drive, every Monday at 7 p.m.

Alamogordo Chess Club: Meets every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Plateau Espresso, 2724 Scenic Dr. All players from beginner to expert are welcome for friendly chess. No fee. For more information, contact Matt Grinberg at 415-3628.

Business Impact/Government Relations Meeting: This meeting happens the second Tuesday of every month, 8 a.m. at the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce. Agencies and organizations from across the county come together to give updates on their businesses. This meeting is open to the community.

Volunteers needed: The Alamo Senior Center is seeking help from volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors (Meals on Wheels, MOW). Volunteers can help once or twice a week or as often as they would like. Currently, volunteers report to the MOW’s parking area at the senior center on Puerto Rico Ave. between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The MOW’s staff bring their hot/cold containers out to them so that the volunteers do not have enter the building. On average volunteers will deliver to 12 seniors and routes take an average of 1 hour to complete. Individuals interested in volunteering can call the Alamo Senior Center MOW’s supervisor, Eddie Perez, at 575-439-4150 to get more information and ask to be added to the schedule.

NAACP Monthly Meeting: The NAACP meets the second Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at Owen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 423 Delaware Avenue. For more information call Nate Christian Sr. 575-491-4538.

Tulie Group: The Tulie Group is focused on nonpartisan discussions and activities leading to solutions that will produce real benefits to our fellow citizens and the greater community. We welcome members of all parties and beliefs who are interested in learning our true unbiased history; participating in exciting and productive discussions; and being part of a solution that benefits our community and enriches all of our lives. Also, don't let the name "The Tulie Group" fool you, we welcome all of Otero County to participate; we are just located in Tularosa. Regular meetings held on the last Monday evening of each month. On Facebook at "The Tulie Group."

Chromebooks and hotspots: The Alamogordo Public Library announced that a limited number of Chromebooks and Hotspots are available for checkout to library patrons. Patrons 18 years of age and over, with a valid resident library card in good standing, are eligible to borrow the new equipment. The Chromebooks will be available for check-out for 21 days and are not eligible for renewal. Chromebooks are a laptop type device that will allow users to access the internet via a Wi-Fi or home internet connection. No word processing or spreadsheet software is included with the Chromebooks. The Hotspots check-out for 21 days and are not eligible for renewal. The wireless hotspots use the T-Mobile network and can connect multiple devices to the internet. Library staff cannot guarantee connectivity in all areas nor to multiple devices. “This is such a great opportunity for the residents of Otero County to have access to these Chromebooks and hotspots. Thanks to the American Library Association who made grant funding possible for the Chromebooks while the voters of New Mexico made the Hotspots possible through a GO Bond. The library staff has worked very diligently to make this happen, kudos to all involved,” said Community Services Director Veronica Ortega. If you have questions or would like more information you can call the Alamogordo Public Library reference desk at 575-439-4148.

FAN Club: Food and Networking, held every second Friday of the month. Each FAN Club is sponsored by a different business. FAN Club begins at 8 a.m. at Rocket City Family Fun Center – join us for free breakfast and a presentation by the sponsor. This meeting is open to the community.

Changing Lanes Bowling Night: Chamber members and their employees or family members can bowl for free (including shoes), every second Monday of the month from 5:30-8:30 p.m. pm at Rocket City Family Fun Center.

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