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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.

Until Oct. 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 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 Saturday, and on Sunday, 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. 25

Halloween Dance Party

Senior Circle’s Ballroom Dance group is celebrating Halloween today from 2 to 4 p.m. Food is potluck and costumes are optional, though encouraged.

Senior Circle is in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next door to Family Dollar. It is a resource of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. For questions, call 623-2311.

Oct. 26 and 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 fluorescent black lights. Participants mount up on a trailer 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, hayrides, goldfish 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 attendees to bring blankets. For more information, visit its event page on Facebook or call 575-489-7311.

Oct. 26 and 27

Street Legal Shootout and King of the Track Championship

Alien City Dragway presents on Friday its Street Legal Shootout, test and tune. The band Hang Loose is performing. The gates open at 6 p.m. and time trials start at 7 p.m. On Saturday, King of the Track Championship takes place with gates opening at noon and the time trials start at 1:30 p.m., eliminations to follow. The race track is best reached by taking the south highway across the railroad tracks to Hobson Road, turn right and immediately turn left onto Y-O Road and follow the signs. For more information, visit aliencitydragwayllc.com or see the flyer on its Facebook page.

Oct. 27

Halloween Fun

Join the American Legion, 1620 N. Montana Ave., for its Halloween Fun with a trunk or treat.

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.

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 all to bring cash to support the cause. Roswell Honda will donate $50 to CCCF for every vehicle sold in October. For more info, call 575-622-6850.

Oct. 30

Trunk or Treat

Smiles Forever presents its free Trunk or Treat event at 4511 N. Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. Everybody is welcome. There will be a bouncy house, cake walk, free giveaways, free food, music, games and treats.

Oct. 30

Harvest Carnival

The third annual Harvest Carnival is presented by the Salvation Army, 612 W. College Blvd., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The free event includes a costume contest, games, cotton candy, prizes and candy as well as food and drinks.

Oct. 31

City of Roswell Fall Festival

The city of Roswell and local business partners will host safe and fun activities for all ages: the second annual Fall Festival that will feature trunk-or-treat, carnival games, bouncy houses and music. The Fall Festival takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at Russ DeKay Soccer Complex (1500 N. Grand Ave., across from the Wool Bowl). Law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel will have candy at the ready for trunk-or-treat activities that will include a chance for children (and adults) to visit with local first-responders and get a look at vehicles from the Roswell Police Department, Roswell Fire Department, Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies. The Roswell Public Library is offering a “Teal Pumpkin” booth that will offer items suitable for those who must avoid foods containing some common allergens. No guns of any type — including fake, toy, water or any other gun-like items — are allowed. Parking for the Fall Festival is available in the Wool Bowl parking lot across Grand Avenue from the Soccer Complex. The section of Grand Avenue adjacent to the soccer complex will be closed to vehicle traffic during the event. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.

Oct. 31


Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Road, for its annual Blocktoberfest from 6 to 8 p.m. It starts at the Children’s building parking lot and ends at the student building and featured trunk or treat and a haunted house.

Oct. 31

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus Fall Festival

The Roswell First Church of the Nazarene, 501 N. Sycamore, is holding its free ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus Fall Festival on its parking lot from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be games, hot dogs, hayride and trunk or treat.

Nov. 1

Meet the CASA Dogs

Meet the CASA Dogs and celebrate Emma’s 10th Birthday with a party. There will be a mayoral proclamation. The party takes place at the CASA Office, 500 N. Main St. Ste. No. 310. For more information, visit its Facebook event page, casakids.org or call 575-625-0112.

Nov. 2

Josh Hagler: Roswell


The opening reception for Roswell Artist-in-Residence Josh Hagler kicks off with his lecture at 5:30 p.m. in the Bassett Auditorium at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., followed by a reception and opening of the exhibition in the Marshall and Winston Gallery. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/308/Roswell-Museum-Art-Center. For more information on the RAiR program, visit rair.org.