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091919 Roswell Events


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[Note: This has been updated to correct information regarding the Sept. 28 Christmas tree make-an-ornament event.]

Sept. 20

Roswell Artist-in-Residence exhibit opening

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Erica Bailey’s exhibit opening takes place at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is followed by a reception. Bailey explores perceptions of time and space through installations that combine dioramas and video. Her new installation for RMAC includes four dioramas set in the prehistoric past, the recent past, the present and the distant future, affording a quasi time travel. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/346/Exhibitions or call 575-624-6744.

By Sept. 20 and 21

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ENMSF Arts & Crafts

The public is invited to enter their treasures and show their talents at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. Entries can be received Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Categories include clothing construction, needle arts and quilts, preserved foods, ceramic, clay, glass art, jewelry, creative arts such as crafts, models, blocks, historical, patriotic, scrapbooking, cards, trash to treasures; skilled arts such as wood, leather and metal; fine arts, china and photography. For more information, call the fair office, 575-623-9411 or visit enmsf.com A&C Fair Book.

Sept. 21


The Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., invites the public to its show “Seeing!” A photon’s journey across space, time and mind. Showings will be on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m., on Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Seeing!” follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye. The viewer follows the photon into the girl’s eye, learning the structures of the eye and their functions, prior to taking a ride on the optic nerve. Dramatic full-dome imagery from around the globe featuring humanity, landscapes, skyscapes, wildlife and space will be used to create the story. Along the way, the program examines how the eye works, how technology has enabled us to restore vision and prevent a variety of diseases that affect sight. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org or call 575-624-67744.

Sept. 21

Southeast Regional Walk To End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association: New Mexico Chapter is hosting its annual Southeast Regional Walk To End Alzheimer’s at Pioneer Park, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Interested parties can join a team or start their own. For more information, visit act.alz.org/ROSWELL19 or call 1-800-272-3900.

Sept. 21

Tour de Ocho Millas

The ninth annual Tour de Ocho Millas cycling event at Bottomless Lakes State Park has some new additions this year. The race begins at 8 a.m. at Lea Lake for those participating. This event benefits Reflections and Recovery Ministries and all its outreaches, which are focused on helping people overcome the grips of addiction. The event’s new element will be family-friendly carnival-style games, a bouncy house, face painting and refreshments. Families can come out and watch the race, participate in the games and enjoy the beautiful state park. For more information, visit ochomillas.com or call 1-928-202-9048.

Sept. 20 to 22

“Man of La Mancha — The Musical”

The Roswell Community Little Theatre, 1717 S. Union Ave., presents the iconic “Man of La Mancha — The Musical.” Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century masterpiece, “Don Quixote,” “Man of La Mancha” is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious and heartbreaking, “Man of La Mancha” celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird” and “To Each His Dulcinea.” The public has only this weekend to see the show with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information, visit roswelltheatre.com or call 575-622-1982.

Sept. 26

Time Capsule Party

The Roswell Rotary Club invites former members of the Club to attend a ‘Time Capsule Party’ on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Pavilion at Enchanted Lands Park. There is a fee to attend, and reservations must be made by Sept. 19. For more information, including cost, call 575-626-4666. the Club’s mailing address is P.O. Box 163, Roswell, NM 88202.

Sept. 27 and 28

‘Sweepstakes Murder Mystery’ event

Wings for L.I.F.E. presents the “Sweepstakes Murder Mystery” event. Ticket-holders are invited to join the party to find out who the culprit is in the murder mystery, starting on Friday at the UFO Museum, 114 N. Main St., at 6 p.m. where they meet the detectives and all suspects. Heavy appetizers and refreshments are included. On Saturday, the ticket holders may visit downtown merchants to receive clues to solve the mystery. The grand finale and announcement of the first prize winner (a two-night stay at the Eleganta Lodge & Resort in Ruidoso) takes place at the UFO Museum and includes a catered dinner, also at 6 p.m. There will be prizes for second and third place. The event benefits Wings for L.I.F.E. The organization helps children and adults direct their lives by teaching them the skills they need to make positive choices and tap into their special talents as viable members of the community. For more information and tickets, call 575-910-7835 or visit events.ticketprinting.com/event/The-Sweepsteaks-Murder-Mystery-Weekend-Event-35180.

Sept. 27 until Oct. 5

Come for the Piñata & Chile Cheese Festival and stay for the Fair

All three events take place at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, kicking off with the Piñata & Chile Cheese festivals with free parking and free entry, and the carnival rides will be open. Sunday will be a switch over day, and on Monday, the fair opens. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or call MainStreet Roswell at 575-914-8018 or the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce at 575-420-8787.

Sept. 28

Make an ornament for the Capitol Christmas tree

The Miniatures & Curious Collections Museum, 320 N. Richardson Ave., is hosting a make an ornament for the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all ages (dress to paint). Roswell’s theme is New Mexico Artwork. Materials will be provided. Finished ornaments will be mailed to the Carson National Forest Department who are providing this year’s tree. For more information, call 575-624-2718.

Sept. 28 and 29

Gratton workshop with Christopher Baldwin

The two-day comic Gratton workshop is led by artist Christopher Baldwin. Baldwin is a cartoonist and graphic novelist. He was a regular contributor to MAD Magazine, and his graphic novel, “Little Dee and the Penguin,” was published in 2016 by Penguin/Dial books, and “Willowweep Manor,” a graphic novel co-created with Shaenon Garrity, is due out in 2020 through Simon & Schuster. He has been posting comics regularly online since 1996 and has self-published more than 20 comic collections and graphic novels. His workshop takes place at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/308/Roswell-Museum-Art-Center or call 575-624-6744.

Until Oct. 5

Farmers’ Market

The annual Farmers’ Market takes place at the Chaves County Courthouse lawn, every Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. Local gardeners, artists and food vendors have their products for sale. For more information, visit farmersmarketsnm.org.

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