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Free Imagination Library

United Way of Chaves County announced that the Dolly Parton Imagination Library is now available for children from birth to preschool. United Way of Chaves County is excited to offer this program to the children in our community. It is 100% free. For more information, visit imaginationlibrary.com.


Virtual RMAC and Puzzle Room

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Join the Roswell Museum and Art Center on its Facebook page in Museum Moments Facebook videos and Space is Awesome on Fridays. There is no specific posting time, so check often. The RMAC Puzzle Room is once again open. Puzzle Room reservations are available during museum visiting hours, Tuesdays through Fridays, from 1 to 5 p.m. To make a reservation, call 575-624-6744.

Until March 20

Big Read Roswell

Most of the Big Read Roswell events will be virtual. Details and times about the events and community activities, as well as locations to pick up the Roswell Big Read books, “Into the Beautiful North,” by award-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea, are listed on the new webpage, bigreadroswell.com. For more information and to request a copy of the book in English or Spanish (limited availability), call Nancy Fleming at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art at 575-623-5600.

Until June 20

Indigenous American Art, 1960-2000

Featuring the work of well-known Indigenous artists like Fritz Scholder (Luiseño), R.C. Gorman (Navajo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish), this exhibit opens at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave. It demonstrates a wide variety of traditional and contemporary subject matter depicted through an equally wide variety of materials from sand painting to bronze sculpture. This exhibition will serve as an introduction to the subject with a follow-up show traveling from the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in the second half of 2021. Also open as of now in the entrance is the exhibit Animals!, which remains open until May 30, featuring various artists’ perspectives on the animal kingdom. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org.

March 7

Virtual Sunday Funday

The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico presents author José Chávez on Zoom. His presentation provides examples of healthy food for families through poetry, including an introduction to his life, having been born in Roswell, moving to Los Angeles in 1963, attending University of California, Berkeley, and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in teaching from Eastern New Mexico University, Portales. The presentation will take about an hour with time for questions by the audience. To register or for more information, visit roswellnmhistory.org.

March 12

Deadline for reservations to attend HSSNM Spring Fling Drive-Thru Fundraiser

The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico is having its Spring Fling Drive-Thru Fundraiser on April 11; deadline to sign up is important for catering purposes. The special event menu is provided by Peppers Grill & Bar. For more information, visit roswellnmhistory.org or call 575-622-8333.

March 12

RAiR Alia Ali talk via Zoom

With the opening of the exhibition Refracted Futures at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., Roswell Artist-in-Residence Alia Ali will have an artist talk via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition is a linguistic intervention that pushes against the singularity of how we reference the future. Through the several bodies of works presented, the exhibition demonstrates the urgent necessity to shift our thinking toward multiplicity. For more information, visit its Facebook event page, roswellmuseum.org or call 575-624-6744.

March 13

Big Read Keynote Speaker Luis Alberto Urrea

Highlight of Big Read Roswell event will be the showing of a video addressing Roswell by author of the Big Read Roswell book, “Into the Beautiful North.” Following the video is a live session online where the audience can ask Urrea questions. For more information and to sign up, visit bigreadroswell.com or like their Facebook page @bigread2021.


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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