Oct. 4 and 5
Soup ‘n Bowl fundraiser
The Soup ‘n Bowl fundraiser will benefit Bone Springs Art Space and the Miniatures & Curious Collections Museum. The pre-event takes place on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Ticket holders have first choice to purchase a handcrafted bowl. There will be music, hors d’oeuvres. Both events take place at The Hi-Q Venue, 208 N. Virginia Ave. The event itself on Saturday includes soup and a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Soup is served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The silent auction closes at 3 p.m. The online auction is already up for bidding and an event ticket is not necessary to bid. For more information, visit soupnbowl.com or visit Bone Springs Art Space, 212 E. Walnut St., The Miniatures & Curious Collections Museum, 320 N. Richardson Ave. or the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd.
The public is invited to the first OktoBearFest, presented by the city of Roswell and Friends of Spring River Park & Zoo. The fest takes place at the Spring River Park & Zoo, 1306 E. College Blvd., from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be free Lyft rides available. There will be beer, wine, food and music. For more information, visit friendsofthespringriverzoo.org.
Oct. 5, 9, 15, 19, 23 and 29
The Mayans: Cosmic Planners
The public has seven opportunities to see The Mayans: Cosmic Planners, at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave. Showings will be on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Onlookers travel to the ancient cities of Chichén Itza and Palenque in a spellbinding immersive 360 degrees show — and discover how the famous Maya cities were designed. It is a full-dome film, describing the cosmic vision of the ancient Maya culture. The audience discovers how detailed Maya knowledge of the movements of the sun, moon, Venus and the stars were that influenced the construction of its magnificent cities. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/308/Roswell-Museum-Art-Center or call 575-624-6744.
‘Tchaikoffee’ talk with Maestro Farrer
The public is invited to join Roswell Symphony Orchestra’s music director John Farrer at Stellar Coffee Co., 315 N. Main St., at 6 p.m. for an inside look at Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. This is an all-ages program and free of charge. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.
School to Work Transition Expo
At the School to Work Transition Expo community and state service providers will be available to share information on post high school services and educational opportunities for students with disabilities. The expo takes place at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, 52 University Blvd., Arts & Science Center (RASC) from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Silvia Gurrola at 575-624-6024, ext. 115.
Oct. 8, 12, 16, 22, 26 and 30
Distant Worlds — Alien Life?
The public has seven opportunities to see Distant Worlds — Alien Life? at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave. Showings will be on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. The night sky is effectively a view of infinity; could alien life exist out there somewhere? This film investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/308/Roswell-Museum-Art-Center or call 575-624-6744.
United Way Paint Party
United Way of Chaves County is hosting a Paint Party with Peggy Krantz at The Liberty Club, 310 N. Virginia Ave., at 6 p.m. The party is limited to 30 participants. For more information, call 575-622-4150.
Oct. 11 to 27
Celebrating Fall at Graves Farm
Graves Farm and Garden has a variety of entertainment this year. The Scary Corn Maze takes place Fridays on Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Saturdays Oct. 12, 19 and 26 from dark to 11 p.m. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch take place Saturdays Oct. 12, 19 and 26 at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and on Sundays Oct. 13, 20 and 27 at 2 and 4 p.m. Interactive Zombies vs Monsters archery/dodgeball tag events takes place in a designated netted area on Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 11,12,18,19,24 and 25 from dark to 11 p.m. The “Lost Corn maze” will be open during business hours, Monday thru Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit its Facebook page or call 844-400-1889.
Roswell Symphony Orchestra concert ‘Folly & Fate’
The Roswell Symphony Orchestra begins its 60th season with the concert “Folly & Fate,” featuring YooJin Jang, violin. The concert includes Rossini’s “Overture” to the “Barber of Seville,” Ravel’s “Tzigane,” Saint-Saens “Introduction” and “Capriccioso” as well as Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4.” The concert is performed at New Mexico Military Institute’s Pearson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit roswellsymphony.org or call 575-623-5882.