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Ongoing until May 25
Disney’s “The Lion King jr.’” experience

Registration for Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company’s summer youth production of “The Lion King jr.” is now open. This program is for anyone ages 10 to 15. WWOB have an audition placement day for speaking roles on May 29th and they begin rehearsals June 4, Monday through Thursday 1 to 5 p.m. Registration fee is due May 29 at the audition placement day. Performances for the show are July 13 and 14. For more information, message WWOB on its Facebook page or check at waywayoffbroadway.com/the-lion-king-2018.

May 18 and 19
“Fairy Tales — A Retelling”

Studio+ and Neverland Theatre Co. presents “Fairy Tales — A Retelling.” Far from grim, this original, artistic and interpretive portrayal of four of the Grimm’s most famous tales is a funny, powerful and entertaining retelling. The performance is at Pearson Auditorium on both days at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at roswelldance.net. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, call The Studio+ at 575-623-5155 or 575-347-8368. Visit roswelldance.com or neverlandtheatreco.com.

May 20
Kirill Gliadkovsky piano concert

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The Roswell Symphony Orchestra is hosting Kirill Gliadkovsky’s piano concert at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd, at 2 p.m. Frequent soloist and visitor to Roswell, Kirill Gliadkovsky returns in a performance of classical, jazz and Broadway favorites. For more information, call the RSO at 575-623-5882 or visit roswellsymphony.org. Tickets will be available at the door as well.

May 20
Free Cipriano Vigil concert

The Roswell Public Library and the New Mexico Humanities Council presents Cipriano Vigil at the Roswell Public Library, Bondurant Room, 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. at 2:30 p.m. Vigil will be playing ritual and traditional folk music and song of Northern New Mexico. Vigil was born and raised in the small village of Chamisal, New Mexico. As a young boy he would sneak out at night to listen to the local musicians and learned to play by watching them. He later received a formal education and now shares his love of traditional New Mexico folk music and also La Nueva Canción (the new songs) from South America to various regions throughout the U.S. and Mexico. For more information about this free concert, call 575-622-7101.

May 21 to 30
Kid’s Connection to Aerospace

The Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St., hosts the Kid’s Connection to Aerospace every Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. This class introduces students to aerospace concepts including Bernoulli’s principle, forces related to flight, anatomy of an airplane and the space shuttle and Newton’s laws of motion. Students will be working with their peers in partners or small groups while they conduct experiments in these engaging, hands-on lessons. The instructor is Margaret “Peggy” Bohlin. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org or call 575-624-6744.

May 23
Skate back to the ‘80s

The Roswell Roller Derby and Cheapskates Family Fun Center presents “Skate Back to the ‘80s” at 6 p.m., 1400 W. Second St., Ste. D. There will be roller derby merchandise, photo props concession and a chance to win two tickets. For more information, call 575-626-4744.

May 25 to 27
Hike It Spike It

The 23rd annual Hike It & Spike It 4-on-4 Charity Flag football tournament three day festival of football takes place at Cielo Grande, 1612 W. College Blvd. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Chaves County. Entry deadline is May 5. For more information, see the Roswell Daily Record edition of May 25 with the inserted Hike It Spike It special tab or roswellgridiron.com.

May 30
Get UP Get Movin’ Get Fit

New Mexico Senior Olympics is hosting the free health promotion event for anyone 50 and over at the Roswell Adult & Recreation Center, 807 N. Missouri St. This event is in conjunction with the National Senior Health and Fitness Day. The Get Up Get Movin’ Get Fit event hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit nmseniorolympics.org, call 1-888-623-6676 or email Terry@nmseniorolympics.org.

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