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041521 Roswell Events


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Free children’s book 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.


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 April 24

Online registration opens for Bottomless Triathlon

Online registration opens for the July 10 Bottomless Triathlon. This is one of the oldest triathlons in New Mexico, established in 1984, and includes 400-meter swim, 14K bike and a 4K run at Bottomless Lakes. The link to sign up will be posted early April on its Facebook page. To join the event it is first come first serve. There are already more than 50 athletes registered from the postponed 2020 event. The initial field will be capped at 100 as per state regulations during the pandemic. If New Mexico continues to open up, the maximum limit may be increased.

For more information, email bottomlesstri@gmail.com.

Until May 28

Free showing of ‘The Chosen’

Grace Community Church is showing the entire first series of “The Chosen” on Friday nights at 7 p.m.  For more information, visit roswellgrace.com/the-chosen.

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.

April 15

Make Time For Kids virtual silent auction

The virtual silent auction opens on the special website: one.bidpal.net/maketime2021/welcome. The silent auction continues until April 30, 9 p.m. A limited number of tickets are now for sale for the live auction and dinner at CASA’s Make Time For Kids event that takes place April 30 at 6 p.m. at The Liberty. For more information, visit casakids.org or call 575-625-0112.

April 17

Arbor Day: Drive-thru seedling giveaway

Keep Roswell Beautiful is hosting Arbor Day: Drive-thru seedling giveaway at Cielo Grande Park, from 9 to 11 a.m. Everyone must stay in their vehicles to receive their bag of seedlings. Help beautify Roswell one household at a time. Limit one bag per vehicle. Tree care information will be provided. The Friends of the Spring River Zoo are providing pinecone bird feeder DIY kits while supplies last. Those interested in volunteering for this event can contact Keep Roswell Beautiful Program Coordinator Thalia Pantoja-Gruis at 575-637-6283.

April 17

T.O.U.C.H. event

The Tessa Anderson Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting T.O.U.C.H. (Together Our Unity Can Heal), at the Unity Center, 108 E. Bland St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be suicide prevention talks, mental health awareness, free food and door prizes. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.

April 24

Annual Home Garden Club Gardener’s Market

Tried and true plants, grown by members of Roswell’s Home Garden Clubs (RHGC), will be available at the annual Roswell Home Garden Club Gardener’s Market, 2717 Onate Road (between Mescalero Road and Coronado Drive,) from 8 a.m. until gone. Come early for best selection. There will be house plants, iris, cacti, trees and herbs available.

April 30 to May 2 and May 7 to 9

‘Dearly Beloved’

Roswell Community Little Theatre, 1717 S. Union Ave., presents the comedy “Dearly Beloved,” an over-the-top Texas wedding with three feuding sisters and a church full of small town eccentrics. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information, visit roswelltheatre.com or call 575-622-1982.

May 1

Roswell Community Planting Day

Volunteer and join MainStreet Roswell, Keep Chaves County Beautiful, City of Roswell Parks and Recreation and Home Garden and Morning Garden Clubs to beautify downtown Roswell. They will be planting flowers in the pots and around the trees from Fifth to Walnut streets, as well as cleaning up trash and debris. This is a free community effort and they encourage individuals and groups to join. Bring, if possible: Tools (trowel, hoe, forks), gloves; and remember to wear sunscreen and/or a hat. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.

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.


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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