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Sept. 7

Healthsense on food safety

This month is National Food Safety Education Month, and Senior Circle’s dietary director Abdul Rashad will speak at Healthsense Friday.

Healthsense is at 11:30 a.m. at Senior Circle, 2801 N. Main St., next door to Family Dollar in the Wilshire Center. It’s free and open to the public; a light lunch will be served.

Senior Circle is a resource of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

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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 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 and 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. 8 and 9

Annual All Breed Dog Show

The Rio Pecos Kennel Club invites the public to its annual All Breed Dog Show, which started in the early 1950s. The show is free for the public and takes place at the RIAC Park at the Roswell Industrial Air Center on Earl Cummings Loop across from the National Guard Armory.

The American Kennel Club prohibits un-entered dogs from the show site, so please leave pets at home. The individual breeds are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday. The schedule is posted on site.

For more information, visit onofrio.com; information on cancellations is available at akc.org.

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. 13 and 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 tickets are available to win the Opportunity Quilt, made by PVQ members. All proceeds will benefit local charities.

For more information, visit pecosvalleyquilters.org.

Sept. 14

Free RAiR reception, lecture of 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. 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. 15

Drive Out Homelessness Golf Tournament

The Roswell Chamber’s second annual charity golf tournament takes place at the Spring River Golf Course. The tournament proceeds will benefit the Roswell Homeless Coalition.

The tournament is limited to 24 teams with 4 team mates and kicks off at 7 a.m. with breakfast. Shotgun start is at 7:30 a.m. Included in the fee is a lunch at 11:30 a.m. Sponsorships are still being accepted.

For more information, call Candace Lewis or Laura Weathers at 575-623-5695 or email laura@roswellnm.org.