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Virtual RMAC

Join the Roswell Museum and Art Center on its Facebook page in Museum Moments Facebook videos; Kids’ Craft Corner on Wednesdays and Space is Awesome on Fridays. There is no specific posting time, so check often.


Free: Skate and sports challenge

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The Roswell Roller Derby team kicked off a skate challenge with daily free sports challenges on its Facebook page. What was started to keep the members active is now expanding as other leagues join. Individuals are welcome, as well, and there is an option for non-skaters. Participants can join in by sharing their photos of working out. For more information, visit its Facebook page @RoswellRollerDerby.

Until Oct. 3

MainStreet Roswell Farmers’ and Growers’ Market

The annual MainStreet Roswell Farmers’ and Growers’ Market opens every Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. on the Chaves County Courthouse lawn, corner Fourth and Main streets. Arts and crafts vendors are accepted, as well. The forms and information can be accessed under Files on the MainStreet Roswell’s Facebook event page. For more information, call 575-208-8238.

Sept. 4 and 5

Chile Cheese Festival 

The Chile Cheese Festival has been moved up a few weeks. It will be held at the Chaves County Courthouse lawn on North Main Street and will coincide with the First Friday downtown shopping event Sept. 4 and the Farmers’ and Gardeners’ Market on Sept. 5. The festival will be different due to the limits on gatherings and the mandates of social distancing still in effect by state public health orders. Chile stew or salsa recipes from local businesses will replace the cook-offs. Wrapped cheese or food samples and free ice cream will replace the annual Leprino cheese factory tours, and the main feature will be a scavenger hunt. For more information, visit mainstreetroswell.org or call 575-914-8017.

Sept. 5

RAiR’s “Your Favorite Color is Yellow” virtual lecture

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Jordan Craig is having his virtual lecture on Zoom at 8 p.m. Inspired by traditional designs from indigenous cultures, Craig creates minimalist paintings that are fiercely traditional and formally rigorous. Her current series evokes both traditional Native American bead and quillwork and high modernism, bringing these two seemingly disparate cultural forms into an optically dynamic balance. To access, visit zoom.us. The meeting ID is 934 5952 2795 and the passcode is 896619. The lecture will be permanently available at rair.org/jordan-ann-craig.

Sept. 5 and 6

Labor Day virtual run

The Labor Day virtual run hosted by the Kiwanis Club Roswell is a fundraiser for Horizon’s, an all-inclusive park for the city. This virtual 5K walk/run kicks off at 6:30 a.m. on both days at any location. The Kiwanis Club of Roswell has partnered up with the local New Mexico Autism Society to help bring to fruition the Horizon’s All-Inclusive Park to the city of Roswell. This park will serve as a space where children of all abilities or disabilities can equally enjoy making memories in the great New Mexico outdoors. The park will include safe surfaces, inclusive playground equipment, sensory areas and more. This park will also serve as a space that can be used by educators and therapists to help enrich the lives of all children in Roswell and the surrounding areas. Go for a walk or run in your neighborhood, at your favorite local park, or even on your treadmill at home or at the gym! Waiver, T-shirt and results entry forms will be emailed after ticket purchase. For more information, visit kiwanisclubroswellnm.com, email kandese.green@gmail.com, its Facebook event page or call 575-513-8119.

Sept. 11 to 13 and 18 to 20

‘Francine’s Will’

Roswell Community Little Theatre, 1717 S. Union Ave., presents the comedy, “Francine’s Will,” by Mary Dattilo. The audience has two weekends to see the play with showings Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The storyline is as follows, “Francine Faraday dies and leaves her entire estate to her longtime companion H.P. Manly. While the loyal members of Francine’s staff are delighted, her money-hungry relatives are furious. Though the will is ironclad, the relatives find that they can inherit Francine’s fortune if H.P. dies of “natural” causes. As the family plots H.P.’s demise, the staff schemes to save him, resulting in counter-plots and mixed-up romances aplenty.” For more information, visit roswelltheatre.com or call 575-622-1982.

Oct. 2

Downtown Walk for Hope

The annual Walk for Hope pairs up this year with MainStreet Roswell’s First Friday Downtown Market and Paint the Town Pink from 5 to 9 p.m. The walk will take place in a smaller version around the courthouse and then south on North Main Street. It is a night of honoring those who fought, are currently fighting and those who overcame cancer. The Walk for Hope committee will be set up on the courthouse lawn with T-shirts for sale as well as the usual pink items. DJ Hendawg will be out there. The courthouse sidewalks all the way around will be lined up with luminarias. All proceeds go to community members and their families who are going through cancer treatment. For more information, visit its Facebook page or walkforhopechavescounty.org.

Oct. 17 to 24

Tour de Ocho Millas goes virtual

The 10th annual Tour de Ocho Millas will be virtual this year. Participants can ride, run or walk to do the fitness challenge wherever they live. They have eight days to finish the race or challenge. The TdOM is a fundraising event for Reflection & Recovery (R&R), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity with a focus on recovery from addiction.

For more information, visit trisignup.com/Race/NM/Roswell/TourdeOchoMillas.

Postponed until after pandemic restrictions lift Bowl for Kids’ Sake 

The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake, which benefits the nonprofit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico, has been postponed until restrictions due to the COVID-19 crisis are lifted. For more information, visit bbbssenm.org or its Facebook page.

The calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates and more information, contact the event venue or organizer.

If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email vision@rdrnews.com or call 622-7710 ext. 309.

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