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Oct. 12

Premiere of the movie “Soufra”

The award-winning documentary “Soufra” premieres at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd., to commemorate the International Day of the Girl. This event will benefit a local non-profit organization, which the audience selects at the viewing. Tickets will be available at the door. The public has two opportunities to watch the movie: at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The uniquely inspirational story of Mariam Shaar — the world’s most unlikely entrepreneur — a generational refugee who launched a successful catering company and first-ever food truck business from inside a refugee camp. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers afterwards. For more information, visit soufrafilm.com or rair.org/amoco-events or call 575-623-5600.


Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27

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Zombie attack on Graves Farm

Graves Farm is under attack and needs help. The new event offers a ride through the zombie apocalypse under UV florescent black lights. Participants mount up on a trailer with with 20 paintball guns shooting “live” zombies. The ride starts as soon as it is dark until 11:30 p.m. For updates and more information, visit its Facebook @graves.farm or gravesfarm.com.

Oct. 13

Test & Tune plus Street Legal Shootout

Alien City Dragway presents its Test & Tune plus Street Legal Shootout. Gates open at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. Take the South Highway across the tracks to Hobson Road, turn right, then immediately turn left onto Y-0 Road and follow the signs. For more information, visit aliencitydragwayllc.com or like them on Facebook.

Oct. 13

Science and Art Festival

Explosive science demonstrations, hands-on activities, short films, lectures and even acrobatics will educate and entertain people of all ages at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave. and outdoors on 11th Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule, visit roswellmuseum.org.

Oct. 13

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk to End Alzheimer’s starts at Pioneer Plaza, 422 N. Main St. with the check-in at 8:30 a.m. For more information and to sign up, visit altz.org/walk or call 1-800-272-3900.

Oct. 15 to Nov. 19

Beginning drawing for adults

Bone Springs Art Space, 212 E. Walnut St., the six week class will cover basic but essential drawing techniques for students 15 and older, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information and registration, call 575-208-0916.

Oct. 16 to 28

Pumpkin Patch

The annual Pumpkin Patch is open at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2911 N. Main St. Opening times are weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from Noon to 6 p.m. There will be rows and rows of locally grown pumpkins for sale, face painting, free popcorn while visitors shop for their perfect pumpkin, photo opportunities. Highlight will be the first Best Jerky in Roswell contest on Oct. 27 and on Oct. 28 the community choir Silver Chords perform at 2:30 p.m. All profits will go to Harvest Ministries. For more information, call 575-623-0519.

Oct. 17 to 21

Roswell Jazz Festival

The Roswell Jazz Festival takes place all around town in a variety of locations. The best jazz musicians and bands in the United States come together presenting jazz at its finest. For some concerts tickets are required, but there are many events that are free for the public. For more information, visit roswelljazz.org.

Oct. 18

Free concert The U.S. Air Force Band, Washington, D.C.

The United States Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Seargeants perform for free at the Pearson auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The free tickets are available at usafband.eventbrite.com or call 575-624-8442. No reserved seats, first-come, first seated.

Oct. 19

Trunk or Treat

The Roswell JOY Center, 1822 N. Montana Ave., is hosting its free Trunk or Treat event from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be food, fun and games, best decorated car contest and best halloween costume contest. Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Alex at 575-914-0285.

By Oct. 19

Deadline for the first jerky contest in Roswell

This year, St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2911 N. Main St., is holding its first Best Jerky in Roswell contest. Deadline is 5 p.m. Application can be picked up at the church. The proceeds from entry fees benefit Harvest Ministries. There are three categories: best teriyaki jerky, best spicy jerky and best mild jerky. The contest will be held on Oct. 27 during the annual pumpkin patch event (2 to 6 p.m.). All entries must be submitted for judging on Oct. 27 by 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 575-623-0519.

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