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[The post has been updated to correct information about the Junior Roswell Astronomy Club meeting.] 

June 1
First Friday Downtown

MainStreet presents its First Friday Downtown event with the theme “Donuts with Daddy Down Town.” This is the last chance to paint rocks to hide during for UFO Festival. Supplies and rocks are provided for the rock paint party. Music is provided by Hendawg Entertainment at Reischman Park from 5 to 8 p.m. 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.

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June 1 and 2
Roswell Folklorico to perform 25th recital

The Roswell Adult and Recreation Center and the Roswell Folklorico Group presents its 25th annual dance recital “Festival Folklorico.” The performance takes place each evening at 7 p.m. at the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center, 64 University Blvd. The recital features performances representing New Mexico and various Mexican regions including Sinaloa, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Michoacan, Tamaulipas-Huasteca and the popular region of Jalisco. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call Frank Herrera at 575-624-2724.

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. Fans can purchase the new album along with T-shirts and stickers. For more information, visit the Joy Center Facebook page.

June 2
Indoor yard sale to benefit animal rescue

A huge indoor yard sale will be held at the Roswell Mall to from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to Forgotten to Forever Rescue & Transport, Roswell’s animal rescue. Enter at the front parking lot next to La Salsa restaurant.

June 2-3
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 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.

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 8
Thomas Zachary concert

Blues musician Thomas Zachary is going to perform at Stellar Coffee Co., 315 N. Main St. at 7 p.m. For more information, visit its event page or call 575-623-3711.

June 9
Junior Roswell Astronomy Club

The Junior Roswell Astronomy Club will meet at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave., from 1 to 2 p.m. Attendees learn about space, science and other science topics while doing hands-on activities. A short science program will be shown as well. For more information, call Peggy Bohlin at 575-420-9955.

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