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121318 Roswell Events


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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 Dec. 26

Twenty Five Days of Zoo Christmas

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Friends of Spring River Zoo is sponsoring the enrichment program in which the animals get species-specific wrapped gifts each day in December with 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.

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.

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.

Dec. 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. 14 to 16

Free Christmas cantata

The Bethel Baptist Choir, at 2420 N. Garden Ave., perform Good News from Home, a Christmas cantata on Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

Dec. 15

Photos with Santa to benefit CASA

For a $5 donation to Court Appointed Special Advocates association, professional keepsake photos with Santa will be available. The photos with Santa can be made from noon to 4 p.m. at Roswell Nissan, 2111 W. Second St. For more information, call 575-625-2111.

Dec. 15

Folklorico Holiday Show

The Roswell Folklorico will perform its annual Holiday Show at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave., at 2 p.m. The event is free of charge. Performances from regions such as Michoacan, Chiapas, Veracruz, Chihuahua and Jalisco are included as well as a few surprises. For more information, call Frank at 575-624-2724.

Dec. 15

Christmas Breakfast Fundraiser

The Roswell JOY Center, 1822 N. Montana Ave, invites the public to its Christmas Breakfast Fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 575-914-0285.

Dec. 15 and 16

Christmas Musical Celebration “The Gift”

The Grace Community Church Music Ministry invites the community to the Christmas Musical Celebration, “The Gift.” The Grace Choir and Band will present this special Christmas program on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. and Sunday morning at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Grace Community Church is located at 935 W. Mescalero Road. For more information, visit roswellgrace.com or call 575-623-5428.

Dec. 16

Home for the Holidays

Roswell Animal Services is hosting Home for the Holidays at the Roswell Mall, 4501 N. Main St., from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Find your forever-furry-friend, dog or cat, in time for Christmas. For more information, call 575-624-6722.

Dec. 17 to 22

A Season in Bethlehem

The Gospel Village, 2603 S. Eisenhower Road, is holding daily its live Nativity from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with animals, music, thousands of lights, and see the candy maker’s witness. The free outdoor come-and-go event is appropriate for the entire family. For more information, visit its Facebook page or call 575-420-7554.

Dec. 21

Hearts of Gold Fundraiser

Join the Roswell Homeless Coalition on Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. for its Hearts of Gold Fundraiser in the form of the musical Christmas lights of Jesse McDaniels at 2509 Cambridge Ave. There will be hot chocolate, hot apple cider, gold bars and Santa Claus. All proceeds raised go towards keeping Roswell’s Homeless Shelters open. For more information, visit roswellhomelesscoalition.com or call 575-627-0668.