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Ongoing

Free children’s books program

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 the community. It is 100% free. For more information, visit imaginationlibrary.com.

Ongoing

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 27

Free coloring contest

Martinez Art and Games, inside Martinez Flea Market, 2200 S. Sunset Ave., is hosting a free coloring contest for children ages 1-12 with winners in four different age groups; 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Martinez Art and Games opens Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to noon, weather permitting — it is an outdoor activity. The prizes will be given at noon on Sunday. All participants will be entered in a free raffle for a bright piñata. For more information, visit Martinez Flea Market Facebook page.

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.

Until March 26

HSSNM Spring Fling Drive-Thru Fundraiser deadline extended

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.

July 2-4

Roswell UFO Festival

The city of Roswell announced the 25th annual UFO Festival celebrating the anniversary of the alleged crash of an unidentified flying object outside of Roswell in 1947 will be held. 2020 would have been the official 25th anniversary, but due to COVID-19 social distancing, only a small local event was held. The city has a full schedule of events and entertainment planned for 2021, from costume contests and live music to golf excursions. There will be entertainment for the entire family. Sign up on the new website and Facebook @roswellnmufofestival to receive the event schedule once it is released. For more information, visit ufofestival.com.

Postponed

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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