Memorial Day Breakfast
The Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave., is hosting its annual Memorial Day Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Veterans eat free of charge. The Memorial breakfast includes a ceremony honoring our fallen heroes and is open for the public. For more information, visit its Facebook page.
May 25 and 29
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Intertwining science and mythology, transporting the viewer on a poetic journey describing the ways Mayas viewed and understood the Universe. Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe takes place at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 575-624-6744.
May 25 to Aug. 7
Splash pad opens
The Murphy Family Splash Pad at Poe Corn Park (along East Second Street, east of Garden Avenue) will open for the spring/summer season until school starts in August. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. After the first day of school through Labor Day (Sept. 20, the splash pad will be open only on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/220/Parks-Recreation or call 575-624-6720.
Sentient is artistic work by students of the Art and Science Immersive Media class in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. This is an immersive experience which investigates the creative, perceptive and unexplored mind. The event takes place at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. and on Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call 575-624-6744.
May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6
Free Summer Kids Series
The free Summer Kids Series at Allen Theatres, Galaxy 8, at the Roswell Mall, kicks off with showings every Tuesday at 9, 11:20 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. The showings are free for all ages, but seating is limited — first come, first served. For more information, visit allentheatresinc.com, like its Facebook page or call 575-524-7933.
May 31 and June 1
Roswell Folklorico presents its 26th annual Festival Folklorico at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center, 52 University Blvd., on both days at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from the dancers and at the door. For more information, 575-624-2724.
Roswell Chess Encounter
The Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave., hosts United States Chess Federation expert Mark Austin, who will give demonstrations and instructions at 10 a.m. Recommended for ages 8 and up. No registration required and the library provides all the boards and pieces. For more information, call 575-622-7101.
June 1 and 2
Naylor Memorial Tennis Tournament
The 11th annual Brynn Naylor Memorial Tennis Tournament takes place at the New Mexico Military Institute Tennis Courts. All profits go to local veterans groups in honor of former Goddard High School student Brynn Naylor, who died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit in Baghdad, Iraq in 2007 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. For more information, visit its Facebook page or call Holly at 575-317-9018.
Leadership Roswell Alumni Association Awards Banquet
The 20th anniversary of Leadership Roswell Alumni Association Awards Banquet takes place at the Daniels Leadership Center on the north side of the New Mexico Military Institute campus, 298 W. 19th St., at 6:30 p.m. Award-winner are Tim Fuller, Jim and Shirley Gill, Elaine Davies Mayfield and Kathleen Wells. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575-942-1228.
June 4, 8, 12, 18, 22, 26
Phantom of the Universe
The show Phantom of the Universe — The hunt for dark matter, takes place at the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave. Showings are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. For more information, see its Facebook event page.
Brown Bag Lunch: the work of Natasha Bowdoin
The Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., presents the artwork of former Roswell Artist-in-Residence fellow and Houston-based artist Natasha Bowdoin, including her background and about her dynamic cut paper installations and sculptures. For more information, call 575-624-6744.