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Sept. 14

Semi ruck races and motorcycle bonanza

Alien City Dragway presents its semi truck races and motorcycle bonanza. Gates open at 6 p.m. and time trials are at 7 p.m. For more information, visit aliencitydragwayllc.com or visit its Facebook page.

Sept. 14

Free RAiR reception lecture of Afton Love

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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.

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.

For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/308/Roswell-Museum-Art-Center or call 575-624-6744.

Sept. 14 to 16, 21 to 23, 28 to 30

Roald Dahl’s ‘Willy Wonka’

The public has three weekends to see Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” at the Roswell Community Little Theatre, 1717 S. Union Ave., with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information, visit roswelltheatre.com or call 575-622-1982.

Sept. 15

Bracket race

Alien City Dragway presents its regular monthly bracket race. Gates open at 3 p.m. and eliminations are at 7 p.m. For more information, visit aliencitydragwayllc.com or visit its Facebook page.

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 Roswell Homeless Coalition is made up of local churches, businesses, community agencies and individuals working to serve the homeless and less fortunate in the community by empowering and equipping them to build the needed life skills to live a positive and productive life in Roswell.

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

Sept. 20 to Oct. 25

After school program ‘Art Adventures’

Bone Springs Art Space, 212 E. Walnut St., starts its after school art program, “Art Adventures.” Every Thursday afternoon from 4 to 5:30 p.m., for six weeks, students will work on a different project, exploring a variety of art materials and techniques. The program is for children ages 7 to 15. For more information and registration, call 575-208-0916.

Sept. 22

Xcel Energy Tour De Ocho Millas

The Xcel Energy Tour De Ocho Millas Cycle Race returns to Bottomless Lakes for its eighth year. The race is held on an eight-mile-loop that encircles the lakes and bluff that overlook the Pecos Valley and Roswell. Registration is open. For more information and registration, visit ochomillas.com or its Facebook page tourdeochomillas.

Sept. 28 and 29

Chile Cheese Festival

The annual Chile Cheese Festival takes place at the Chaves County Courthouse Lawn and downtown district. MainStreet Roswell is holding their second annual Best of the Southwest Green Chile Stew Competition. For more information including rules and forms, visit mainstreetroswell.org.

Oct. 1 to 6

Eastern New Mexico State Fair

This year’s motto of the Eastern New Mexico State Fair is “Honoring All Who Served.” The fair takes place at the fairgrounds and includes entertainment, contests, food an rides. Kick-off starts with the traditional Main Street Parade. More information will be available in the Roswell Daily Record’s State Fair Tab on Sept. 30 or visit enmsf.com.

Oct. 3

Big Daddy Weave

Big Daddy Weave returns to Roswell as part of the Jesus I Believe Tour at the Pearson Auditorium on the New Mexico Military Institute grounds. Entrance is on N. Man Street. The concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit bigdaddyweave.com.