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Sept. 1

Turtle Marathon

The annual Turtle Marathon takes place outside the Roswell Industrial Air Center, 28 W. Earl Cummings St. The half and full marathons start at 6 a.m. and the 5K and 10K runs and walks begins at 8 a.m. Entry forms are available at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. or online at active.com. Registration fee for any of the races is $30 on or before Aug. 31 or $35 on race day. There is no race day registration for the marathon or half marathon. Registration on race day for the 10K run, 10K walk, 5k run and 5K walk will be 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at RIAC Park. Packet pickup will be Aug. 31 at RIAC Park from 4 to 6 p.m. or on race day from 6 to 7:30 a.m. for the 10K and 5K runs and walks. For more information, call 575-624-6719.

Sept. 3

Free Labor Day Concert

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The Roswell Symphony Orchestra invites the public to the free Labor Day Concert featuring The Don Turner Dixieland Jazz Band at 5:30 p.m. and the annual music instrument petting zoo at Spring River Park & Zoo, 1306 E. College Blvd. For more information, visit roswellsymphony.org or call 575-623-5882.

Sept. 8

Elks Lodge Charity golf event

The seventh annual Roswell Elks Supporting New Mexico Wounded Warriors Charity Golf event is a four person scramble that starts at 8:15 a.m. at the New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course. Breakfast, lunch, range balls and green fees are included. The tournament will conclude with a gathering at the Elks lodge for lunch, refreshments and scoring. All entries need to be sent to NMMI Golf Course Pro-Shop, 201 W. 19th St. For more information, call 575-622-6033.

Sept. 8

World Literacy Day

Join Altrusans as they hand out lanyards to patrons at the Roswell Public Library to promote World Literacy Day. From 1 to 4 p.m., members of Altrusa will be handing out free lanyards at the Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave., to promote literacy during library card sign-up month. Small prizes will be available for young children who visit the library this day. For more information, call 575-622-7101.

Sept. 8 to 9

Dragonfly Festival

The 17th annual Dragonfly Festival takes place at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge host this unique, fun-for-all festival. All events are free and accommodate the entire family. For more information call 575-625-4011. Advanced tour reservations are recommended.

Sept. 13

Rio Grande Foundation hosts author Schweikart

Larry Schweikart, author of numerous books, including “Patriots History of the United States” and “48 Liberal Lies About American History” will speak at the International UFO Museum And Research Center, 114 N. Main St., from noon to 1 p.m. Seating is limited. For more information and other appearances of Schweikart in the region, visit riograndefoundation.org/event-registration.

Sept. 14

Free RAiR reception, lecture – Afton Love

The reception and lecture of Roswell Artist-in-Residence exhibition of Afton Love takes place at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W 11th St., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Love’s practice develops out of an intimate interaction with her geographic surroundings and engages the profound yet subtle geologic changes that occur to a landscape through time. Her practice encompasses multiple media, including drawing, casting and photography. Her meticulous, detailed drawings record places where she has walked and wandered and focuses on revealed erosion and rock formations. Created on multiple sheets of tracing paper with powdered graphite and then sealed in beeswax, the result is a luminous synthesis of graphite, wax and paper; natural form and subjugated grid. In her castings, Love uses plaster, clay, latex and resin to make casts of metates, rocks, and other surfaces, with a particular interest in highlighting the negative spaces that form these objects, spaces that have been created gradually through erosion or daily use. In all of her works, Love uses the act of creating art as a means to render the overwhelming scale of geologic time in intimate, human terms. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/308/Roswell-Museum-Art-Center or call 575-624-6744.

Sept. 13 to 15

Pecos Valley Quilters Show

The Pecos Valley Quilters will present their 15th biennial quilt show — Patchwork Party — at the Roswell Mall, 4501 N. Main St. The trunk show takes place on Thursday, at 7 p.m. at 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave., featuring Marian Ann Montgomery from the Texas Tech Museum. The quilt show at the mall opens on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 200 quilts will be displayed from quilters all over the Southwest. In addition to the quilt displays, there will be approximately 20 vendors of quilting and handcrafted items and supplies, door prizes, a silent auction, quilters boutique and demonstrations of techniques and tools. This year’s featured quilter is J. Michelle Watts, who is a founding member of PVQ and lives in Roswell. Watts quilts, designs patterns and fabrics, teaches classes and participates in shows across the nation. The highlighted quilter is Jennie Kaammeraad. Kaameraad display will showcase the variety of ways that one block can be used to create a multitude of effects by changing size, color and perspective. This year tickets are available to win the Opportunity Quilt, made by PVQ members. All proceeds will benefit local charities. For more information, visit pecosvalleyquilters.org.