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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.

Ongoing until May 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 24
Zac Wilkerson concert at Pecos Flavors

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Zac Wilkerson is performing at Pecos Flavors Winery + Bistro, 412 W. Second St., at 7 p.m. For more information, visit pecosflavorswinery.com or call 575-627-6265.

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 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Tabletop games

Join a table at Stellar Coffee Shop, 315 N. Main St., every Saturday morning with new and old friends. Meet Roswell’s talented board game creator, Matt Bromley. This is a family friendly event. For more information, call 575-623-3711.

May 28
Memorial Day ceremony at cemetery

The annual Memorial Day ceremony takes place at the General Douglas McBride Veterans Cemetery, located on the north side of South Park Cemetery, at 10 a.m. This year, the ceremony will be presented by Anderson Bethany Funeral Home & Crematory. For more information, call 575-622-5888.

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 Street. 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.

June 1
First Friday Downtown

MainStreet present its First Friday Downtown event with the theme Donuts with Daddy Down Town. This is the last chance to paint rocks to hide during the UFO Festival. For more information, visit MainStreet’s Facebook page.

June 1
Libraries Rock! Summer reading program

Libraries Rock! Summer reading program sign-up begins at the Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The program is for all ages, children, tweens, teens and adults. Sign up for the reading program for chances to earn cool prizes, end of the summer grand prizes and summer reading T-shirts. There will be activities and performances all summer long. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/418/Summer-Reading-Program.

June 1 and 2
Matthew Palmer album release party

Fans and friends of local artist Matthew Palmer are invited to the Chaves County Joy Center, 1822 N. Montana Ave., for his first album release party on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 11 p.m. There will be music by Jones and Miles from Ruidoso, as well as snacks and refreshments. For more information, visit the Joy Center Facebook page.

June 2 and 3
Brynn Naylor Memorial Tennis Tournament

Sunrise Rotary, Roswell Tennis Association and Southeast New Mexico Tennis presents Brynn Naylor Memorial Tennis Tournament at the Cahoon Park Courts starting 8 a.m. Singles, doubles, mixed doubles and juniors are welcome. Must be a USTA sanctioned member. To register, visit UTSA.com/tennislink Tournament No. 750005618 or contact Holly at 575-317-9018.

June 5
Totally ‘80s Night

The Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave., is hosting the Totally ‘80s Night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be music contests, prizes and dance. Refreshments will be provided for the free event. DJ provided by Scott Montgomery of Montgomery’s Music Instruction. For more information, call the Roswell Public Library’s Children Department at 575-622-7101.

June 15
SNL comedian Chris Kattan in Roswell

“Saturday Night Live” comedian Chris Kattan is performing at the Epiq Nightclub, 3905 SE Main St. There will be two shows, one at 8 p.m. and the other at 10 p.m. For more information, visit showtimeconcerts.com or call 432-653-9561.

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