Until Dec. 6
Vendor applications are now accepted for the annual Christmas Fantasy. Vendors have to guarantee that all their art for sale is handmade. This year’s art show and sale will take place at the Roswell Mall. Set up for the vendors is on Thursday and early on Friday morning. Show hours will be Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Paul or Jane at 575-208-2864.
Until Dec. 8
Ride for Bikes
The public charity, Ride for Bikes announced that this year it will be awarding 600 bikes to the children of southeastern New Mexico. That is the most bikes they have done to date. Over the past 12 years, Ride for Bikes has awarded bikes to children in the area. Organizations who have received bikes are: CASA, Grammy’s House, Heart’s Desire, Headstart, Lovington and Artesia public schools and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. More than 4,000 bikes. They are asking for help to meet this objective. This target is set so that no child is left out. Any dollar amount or donated bike does make a difference and is greatly appreciated. Volunteers can participate in putting the bikes together on Dec. 8. For more information and locations, visit rideforbikes.com or email email@example.com.
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.
Pin-Ups On Tour
Pin-Ups On Tour perform their show at The Liberty, 312 N. Virginia Ave., with doors opening at 6 and the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Their goal is to recreate the magic of the Hollywood Canteen that operated during the 1940s as a club offering dancing, drinks and entertainment for service members. The event is for adults 21 and older. There are free tickets for U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military available, reservations are required. Vintage attire is encouraged. Pin-Ups On Tour is committed to providing low or no-cost entertainment for Veterans as part of its morale boosting mission. In addition, proceeds from the show go to support the groups work entertaining the nations veterans inside & outside the VA Hospitals. For more information, visit thelibertyinc.com.
Military Heights Elementary, 1900 N. Michigan Ave., would like to invite all military veterans to be recognized at its annual Veterans Day assembly. The assembly will take place in their multi-purpose room at 8:15 a.m. The New Mexico Military Institute Band will be performing. For more information, call 575-637-3425.
Nov. 9 to 11
Pecos Valley Potter’s Guild Art Show and Sale
The 37th Pecos Valley Potter’s Guild Art Show and Sale offers a large variety of arts and crafts and is held annually in Roswell. This year, it will be at the newly remodeled Roswell Convention & Civic Center, 912 N Main St., from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11. Opening is on Friday night at 5 p.m. with music by the Hot Club on the Pecos. Snacks will be provided. On Saturday doors are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food vendors will be on site. For more information, visit the PVPG Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 9 to 11
‘Singin’ in the Rain’
Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre presents “Singin’ in the Rain.” The musical is rated PG and will be performed at the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center, 52 University Blvd. Performances are on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit waywayoffbroadway.com or call 575-317-0157.
B.R.A.VE 5K and Veterans Day Parade
Join in the B.R.A.VE 5K walk/run in honor of veterans everywhere. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Main and Fourth Streets before the annual Veterans Parade that starts at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at the Chaves County Courthouse. This year’s theme is “From Flanders Field to Stapp Field,” a nod to the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I. The actual Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Registration will remain open until the day of the race. Runners can also register in person on the day of the race. All proceeds from will go to Homes for Heroes. For more information, visit active.com.
Game day at the mall
Roswell Tabletop Gaming invites the public to the Roswell Mall, 4501 N. Main St., from noon to 6 p.m. There will be a library of games to choose from or gamers can bring their own. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.
Community Kitchen Open House
Join the Roswell Community Kitchen, 114 E. Bland St., for its open house from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be drinks, snacks and a good time. The Roswell Chamber of Commerce and The Roswell Chamber of Commerce Redcoats will be in attendance. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or call 575-623-5695.
I’m dreaming of a farmhouse Christmas
Chaves County Extension Clubs presents I’m dreaming of a farmhouse Christmas at Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The first show takes place at 1:30 p.m. and the second show at 6:30 p.m. There will be sewing projects, gift giving ideas, wood projects, kitchen items, door prizes and refreshments. Tickets are available at Chaves County Extension, 200 S. Chisum St., Ste. 4. For more information, call 575-622-3210.
By Nov. 13
Upland Game Workshop and Youth Pheasant and Quail Hunt
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is now taking applications for the 2018 Upland Game Workshop and Youth Pheasant and Quail Hunt. This special hunt is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. Youth 17 years of age or younger are encouraged to apply for this limited hunt. Applications may be picked up at local sporting goods outlets, the New Mexico Game and Fish Office, 1912 W. Second St., at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 4200 E. Pine Lodge Rd. or online at fws.gov/refuge/bitter_lake. Applications must be received no later than Nov. 13. The event will focus on educating young enthusiasts on the heritage of upland game hunting, habitat conservation, upland game ecology and hunting ethics. For more information, contact the refuge at 575-625-4011 or contact Steve Alvarez at 575-625-4009.
Nov. 13, 17, 21 and 27
Light & Solar Quest
The double feature planetarium show Light & Solar Quest takes place on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St. On the occasion of the International Year of Light, the optical and optoelectronic enterprise ZEISS has produced a full dome teaser that takes planetarium visitors on a trip to the varied facets of light. The Solar Quest show is a full dome planetarium short feature that demonstrates how the Sun and Earth are interconnected. High quality animations display solar phenomena such as fusion and light energy as well as solar surface features and events. The Light show is seven minutes; Solar Quest takes 11 minutes. For more information, call 575-624-6744.
Nov. 14, 20, 24 and 28
Cosmic Origins Spectrograph
The planetarium show Cosmic Origins Spectrograph takes place on Wednesdays and on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St. Cosmic Origin Spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope allows an unprecedented view into the vast spaces between galaxies that surrounds the Milky Way. The audience joins in the exploration of this hidden universe as the secrets to the origins of the cosmos get decoded. The show covers the basics of spectroscopy at a high level and touches on the processing of galactic and extragalactic gas. Other topics include the use of quasars as background light sources, cosmic evolution and the development of large-scale structure. For more information, call 575-624-6744.
CASA Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland is an auction featuring one-of-a-kind Christmas trees and decor created and donated by members of the community. It takes place at First American Bank, 111 E. Fifth St. from 5 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Chaves County CASA Program’s work with abused children. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit casakids.org or call 575-625-0112.
Nov. 16 and 17
Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show
The annual Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show takes place on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds Commercial Building. There will be unique art, gifts and baked goods for the holiday season. Tickets sold support the youth of our community. Proceeds are donated to the Assurance Home, First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico, the Roswell Police Department Explorer Program and Project Graduation for Roswell, Goddard and Gateway High School. Children under 12 years get in for free. For more information, email HollyDayMagic@outlook.com or visit its Facebook page at Holly Day Magic Art and Craft.
Nov. 17 to April 1, 2019
Still Life exhibit
The exhibit opening of Still Life will be in the entry gallery at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St. Drawn from the permanent collection, Still Life offers an exploration of the genre. Encompassing a selection of both historical and contemporary New Mexico art, this grouping highlights the variety of RMAC’s collection itself. From B.J.O. Nordfeldt to Robert Ellis, the public will be able to see some compelling works that look at objects through an artistic lens. For more information, call 575-624-6744.
Thanksgiving Dinner volunteers needed
The Boys and Girls Club will be putting on a Thanksgiving Dinner on at 5 p.m. at its location, 201 S. Garden Ave. This will be continuing a tradition that was held for many years at the club, welcoming all people and families in the community. They are planning to feed 300 people. Though they have received many turkey donations, they still need donations of the following items: stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls and green beans. They also need volunteers for that day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., to help cook and prepare the food as well as to serve that evening. For more information, call 575-973-8643.