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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. 22

Celebrating Jerry West

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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 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. 29

NMMI Winter Concert

The New Mexico Military Institute Music Department presents its annual Winter Concert on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in NMMI’s Pearson Auditorium. Admission is free and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Steve Thorp, NMMI Choral director, at 575-624-8443.

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 at 7 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, in 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

Indoor yard sale

There will be an indoor yard sale at the Roswell Mall, 4501 N Main St. (entrance is next to Zales Jewelry), from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds go to From Forgotten to Forever Rescue & Transport, Roswell’s animal rescue. Roswell Animal Services will also be there from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with adoptable animals. For more information, visit fromforgottentoforever.com.

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 for 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. There are bright, luminescent and bold works, juxtaposed with others exuding subtlety and quietness. What all of these works share, however, is a love of both the Southwest and of quilting as an art form. 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. 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.

Dec. 1

The Mini Nutcracker

The Mini Nutcracker is presented by Just Dance at 1 p.m. at the Roswell Mall, space 18. Entry fee is $3 or one donation of the following per person: Stocking hats, scarves, gloves or socks. All proceeds and donations will go to the Roswell Homeless Coalition. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or call 575-637-5632.

Dec. 1

Electric Light Parade

The holiday season starts off with the annual Electric Light Parade, which is sponsored by MainStreet Roswell. This year’s theme is Honoring All Who Served. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and the route is from College Boulevard to Third Street. The parade coincides with First Friday Downtown Market, from 5 to 8 p.m. For applications and more information, visit mainstreetroswell.org.

Dec. 1 to 26

Twenty Five Days of Zoo Christmas

Friends of Spring River Zoo is sponsoring the enrichment program where the animals get species-specific wrapped gifts each day in December with the exception of Tuesdays (the zoo is closed and designated as members-only day for Friends members) and Christmas Day. They are still looking for sponsors to contribute gifts for the animals. For more information, contact senior zookeeper Andrea Cole a.cole@roswell-nm.gov and for a schedule of which animals will receive their gifts on which days: roswell-nm.gov.

Dec. 2

A Musical Christmas

The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico presents A Musical Christmas, a Historical Museum open house extravaganza, at the museum, 200 N. Lea Ave. and the archives facility, 208 N. Lea Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. Come and go at your convenience. There will be refreshments, entertainment, gift giving ideas, book signing, door prizes, an art exhibit and special guests. For more information, call 575-622-8333 and find them on Facebook at Historical Society for SE New Mexico.

Dec. 6

Free HeART of Winter show

The HeART of Winter Arts and Language Arts Extravaganza takes place at Berrendo Middle School, 800 Marion Richards Road, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. It is a school-wide, school-involved show with all the arts in school. The public is invited and can vote for their favorite art piece. There will be cookie decorating, refreshments and music.

Dec. 7 and 8

Christmas Fantasy Arts & Crafts Fair

The 36th annual Christmas Fantasy Arts & Crafts Fair takes place at the Roswell Mall, 4501 N Main St., on Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2, children 12 years old and under get in for free. There will be a silent auction on both days. Proceeds of the auction benefit Embrace, Inc.

Dec. 7 and 8

‘The Night Before Christmas’

The Studio+ in collaboration with Neverland Theatre Company present, “The Night Before Christmas,” at the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center, 52 University Blvd., on both days at 6:30 p.m. Told through choreography and verse, the show begins by portraying the story of the birth, death and resurrection of Christ. Then, it transitions into the story inspired by the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore. For more information, visit roswelldance.net or call 575-623-5155. Tickets are available at tututix.com/roswelldance or at the door.

Dec. 8

Grand opening of Miniatures & Curious Collections Museum

The grand opening of Miniatures & curious Collections Museum, 320 N. Richardson Ave., takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be hands-on activities, door prizes, raffles, refreshments, a play area and a special exhibition with nativities from around the world. For more information, visit its Facebook page.

Dec. 8 and 9, 14 to 17

Christmas Lights Wagon Ride

The annual Christmas Lights Wagon Ride, 2603 N. Aspen Ave., is organized by the Roswell Mid-day Lions. The old-fashioned horse-drawn wagon ride includes refreshments provided by local Boy Scout Troop No. 72 (donations are appreciated.) The leisurely ride goes through Roswell’s nicest decorated neighborhood. For more information, visit holdmyticket.com or visit its Facebook event page.

Dec. 9

Christmas Classics Concert

The Roswell Symphony Orchestra presents Christmas Classics. The concert will be at the Pearson Auditorium on New Mexico Military Institute grounds, on North Main Street, at 2:30 p.m. The concert features “The Many Moods Of Christmas” Suites 1 and 2 with choir. For more information, visit roswellsymphony.org or call 575-623-5882.

Dec. 9

Flying J Wranglers free concert

The Flying J Wranglers are performing their show A White Mountain Christmas at 5 p.m. at Christ’s Church, 2200 N. Sycamore. A love offering will be taken for the band.

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