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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 of 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. 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.

Sept. 12

Virtual Chaves County Health Expo

The Chaves County Health Expo (CCHE), an initiative of the Chaves County Health Council, is hosting its annual Health Expo: A Virtual Fair from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last year, CCHE was the only source for health benefits and wellness education for Chaves County. This virtual event is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, prevent and manage disease and illness, while connecting Chaves County residents to valuable resources that they can view at their own pace on Facebook. The event will include a series of videos and Facebook Live events throughout the day. For more information, contact Chaves County Health Council Coordinator Jennifer Smith at chavescountyhealthcouncil@outlook.com or on Facebook.

Sept. 22

Hawthorne Heights Virtual New Mexico show

The band Hawthorne Heights is choosing one venue per state to support with its unique — only for the specific state — virtual stay-at-home show, benefiting the venue and the band, including behind the scenes with the crew. For New Mexico, Hawthorne Heights chose The Liberty club to partner with. This very special livestream tour gives fans the chance to grab their favorite drink, put on their favorite band shirt, and watch an EMO Rock ‘n’ Roll show from the comfort of their own homes. Join the band members as they play games, tell stories, and of course, perform Hawthorne Heights songs, all while supporting ​The Liberty a​s a staple on the ​New Mexico scene. The band will also be joined by special guest, Mark Rose, who will be performing hits from his band Spitalfield.​ ​Tune in for the livestream or bundle access with a virtual meet and greet at 8 p.m. Tickets are now available. For more information, visit thelibertyinc.com or call 575-627-2121.

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 the 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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