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June 29
Opera fundraiser

Roswell artist McKaylee Todd is going into her senior year as an undergrad at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. This summer she has the chance to study at the esteemed American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Todd will be studying classical voice repertoire, such as German Lieder and opera and language classes. The public is invited to her fundraising concert at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd., at 6 p.m. For more information, email mckayleetodd97@gmail.com.

June 30
Second annual charity golf tournament

MECA Therapies Roswell and The Wee Warriors Project present the second annual charity golf tournament at the Roswell Country Club, 2601 Urton Road. There will be two shotgun starts, one at 7 a.m. and one at 1 p.m. Afterwards the participants are invited for a barbecue. There will be free swimming and family activities for family members of the golfers. There will be also a silent auction and prizes. The event will benefit March of Dimes and the Wee Warriors Project. The Wee Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization that supports New Mexico families with babies who were born too early. To sign up, sponsor the event and further information, call Camille Hines Plante at 575-644-9109 or Bethany Williams at 575-496-9388.

June 30
Veterans Dinner

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Church on the Move, 901 W. Brasher Road, is inviting all veterans, active duty and their immediate family members to its annual free steak dinner and show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit its Facebook page, cotmroswell.com or call 575-622-7011.

June 30, July 14 and 28
Free Adulting 101 classes

The Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave., is hosting Saturday’s at 10 a.m. its Adulting 101 class with life hacks for adults and teens 16 and up. The June 30 class is about how to create nutritious and flavorful meals with Ramen. On July 14 attendees learn to sew four simple stitches, plus how to sew a button on and how to mend a hole. The last class on July 28 teaches how to make beauty and cleaning products using natural materials free of chemicals. For more information, call 575-622-7101.

July 4
Roswell Sertoma Club’s Mike Satterfield Fireworks Extravaganza

The Roswell Sertoma Club’s Mike Satterfield Memorial Fireworks Extravaganza takes place at Cielo Grande Recreation Area, 1600 W. College Blvd., from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be jolly jumps, a trackless train and food vendors. At 6:15 p.m. Roswell’s own Kristine Mirelle and her band perform as opening act for The Swon Brothers at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m. and will feature music simulcast on 97.1 FM. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov or its Facebook page @SeeRoswellNM.

July 5 to 8
UFO Festival, GalactiCon and Sci Fi Filmfest

The annual UFO Festival takes place downtown and at the Chaves County Courthouse lawn and includes the alien pet contest, alien human contest, parade and the GalactiCon and Sci Fi Film Fest at the Roswell Mall. For more information, see the official festival guide in the Vision Magazine that will be inserted in the Roswell Daily Record on July 1, or visit ufofestivalroswell.com or roswellfilmcon.com.

July 6 to 8
Pecos Valley Indoor/Outdoor Market

Vendor applications are now accepted for the Pecos Valley Indoor/Outdoor Market, which takes place during the International UFO Festival. A few indoor booths are still available, and outdoor booths are still open. There will be arts, crafts, antiques, jewelry and collectibles. All funds generated will benefit the Assistance League of Chaves County, which support local charities. The market is located at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 2500 Southeast Main St. For more information and registration forms, visit its Facebook page at Pecos Valley Indoor/Outdoor Market.

July 13 and 14
Disney’s “The Lion King Jr. Edition”

Join Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company for its all-youth summer production of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr. Edition,” which is performed at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center, 52 University Blvd. with showings on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. For tickets and more information, visit waywayoffbroadway.com.

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