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Until Dec. 6

Christmas Fantasy

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 christmasfantasyartshow@gmail.com or call Paul or Jane at 575-208-2864.

Until Dec. 8

Ride for Bikes

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See description under “Go & See calendar” on the right side of this page.For more information and locations, visit rideforbikes.com or email info@rideforbikes.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.

Until 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.

Nov. 23 and 24

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 2911 N. Main St., is hosting its Holiday Bazaar on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is for crafters who need a smaller and more affordable venue. Handmade items only, no garage sale items or commercial vendors. For more information, email stmarksroswell@gmail.com or call 575-623-5519.

Nov. 23 to Dec. 30

Christmas Railway

Tickets are now on sale for the Roswell Christmas Railway, which is set up at the Spring River Park & Zoo, 1306 E. College Blvd. There will be lights, entertainment, food and Santa. For more information, visit roswellchristmasrailway.com.

Nov. 24

MainStreet Roswell community tree decorating

MainStreet Roswell is hosting its first community tree decorating for the holidays at 3 p.m. The public can bring their own outdoor ornaments to include. They should be durable and last until the New Year. Items made out of plastic are perfect. MainStreet Roswell is not responsible for the ornaments. Following the decorating, the official tree lighting takes place at 5:30 p.m. The tree is located in Pioneer Plaza. For more information, visit its Facebook event page, mainstreetroswell.org or call 575-914-8018.

Nov. 24 and 28

Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

The planetarium show Cosmic Origins Spectrograph takes place on Wednesdays and on Saturday at 2:30 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.

Nov. 26 and 27

Auditions at Way Way Off-Theatre Company

Auditions for “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” are held on Monday and Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Art Center, 52 University Blvd. For more information, see its Facebook event page or visit waywayoffbroadway.com.

Nov. 27

Light & Solar Quest

The double feature planetarium show Light & Solar Quest takes place on Tuesday at 7 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. 29

Short Film Showcase and Networking Event

Short films made by local filmmakers in New Mexico will be showcased and a short question and answer session immediately after each film follows. If you have a film — length: 20 minutes or less — you would like to submit for viewing message Robin Haynes on Facebook or its Facebook event page and get added to the list. The number of films to be shown will depend on the length of each film submitted. Once two hours are filled, no more submissions will be shown for this event. After all the films are shown, the interested audience can stay for networking opportunities for upcoming projects. Whether you have a film to show, want to network to find film projects to become a part of, or just love watching and supporting local film, everybody is welcome. The showcase and meet-up will be held in the Occupational Technology Center 124.

Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 and Dec. 7 to 9

‘A Christmas Carol’

The Roswell Little Theatre presents mayhem in form of “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Production of ‘A Christmas Carol.’” Showings of the comedy are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. RCLT is located at 1717 S. Union Ave. For tickets and more information, visit roswelltheatre.com or call 575-622-1982.

Dec. 1

Breakfast with Santa

Santa is visiting Lovelace Regional Hospital, 117 E. 19th St., from 7:30 to 10 a.m. for a pancake breakfast and photo op. The event is free to attend. To sign up and more information, visit lovelace.com/events or call 1-877-419-3030.

Dec. 1

RMAC’s Holiday Open House and opening reception Life Along the Rio Grande

Life Along the Rio Grande reception takes place in the Spring River Gallery, at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St., at 4 p.m., which includes a gallery talk. The event takes place during RMAC’s annual Holiday Open House. Organized by Studio Art Quilt Associates, this exhibition highlights contemporary art quilting in the Southwest. Taking inspiration from the theme, “Life Along the Rio Grande,” the final selections include digital, thread painting, hand painting, printing and sculptural work. Some pieces express a political or environmental message, while others exemplify beauty and craftsmanship. The Holiday Open House includes festive refreshments and music, the chimenea will be lit in the courtyard. The exhibit will be in place until Jan. 27, 2019. For more information, call 575-624-6744.

Dec. 1

Reindeer Run and Elf Scramble

The 34th annual Reindeer Run includes the 10K and 5K races, which begin at 9 a.m. at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. The Elf Scramble will start at 10:15 a.m. Ages 4-5 will be running a quarter mile, and ages 6-8 will race for a half mile. All children will receive a medal upon finishing. For more information, visit active.com or call 575-624-6719.

Dec. 1

Made in New Mexico

The new long-term display Made in New Mexico opens in the Patricia Gaylord Anderson Gallery at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St. Drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection, Made in New Mexico is a semi-permanent exhibition highlighting the diverse art world of this remarkable state. The works in this show will reflect a range of subjects and styles, but all share the common bond of being made in the Land of Enchantment. Pieces from this show will be periodically rotated to keep the installation fresh and interesting. For more information, call 575-624-6744.

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