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Until Dec. 22

Celebrating Jerry West

The exhibit celebrating Jerry West, 2018 Governor’s Award Recipient, includes “Mi Casita Mural” at Bone Springs Art Space, 212 E. Walnut St. Opening time is Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 575-208-0916.

Oct. 16 to 28

Pumpkin Patch

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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 Sergeants 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 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.

Oct. 19, 20, 26 & 27

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. 26

Harvest Days

The Roswell Baptist Church, 700 E. Berrendo Rd., invites the public to its Harvest Days celebration. The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. and offers free bouncy houses, hay ride, gold fish game, photo booths, corn hole and free food. For more information, visit rbcroswell.com.

Oct. 26

Scary movie marathon

The scary movie marathon takes place at The Unity Center, 108 E. Bland St., from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Five scary spooky movies will be shown on a projector with surround sound. There will be free popcorn. The organizer asks to attendees to bring blankets.

For more information, visit its event page on Facebook or call 575-489-7311.

Oct. 27

Wilson-Cobb History & Geneology Library Workshop

The annual Wilson-Cobb History & Genealogy Library Workshop takes place at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St., in the Bassett Auditorium, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The workshop title is “Genealogy Time Travelers” held by George G. Morgan. Morgan’s interest in genealogy began at age nine when his paternal grandmother and aunt shared the family history extending back before the American Revolution.

He is a master in working with and understanding all types of genealogical record types in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. On-site registration is at 8:30 a.m.

Presentations begin at 9 a.m. Seating will be theater style, so be sure to bring a clipboard or hard surface to use for writing. Snacks, beverages and a box lunch will be served. Donations are accepted to help cover the cost of lunch.

For more information, visit its Facebook event page, email wilsoncobb1216@gmail.com (new), or call 575-622-3322.

Oct. 27

Chaves County Cancer Fundraiser

The Chaves County Cancer Fundraiser Paint Roswell Honda Pink, takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roswell Honda, 2177 W. Second St. There will be vendor booths with pink items for sale, door prizes, raffle items and a bake sale. The organizers ask to bring cash to support the cause. Roswell Honda will donate $50 to CCCF for every vehicle sold in October.

For more information, call 575-622-6850.

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