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042221 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 April 30

Make Time For Kids virtual silent auction

The virtual silent auction opened on April 15 on the special website: one.bidpal.net/maketime2021/welcome and 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.

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 24

Roswell Jazz Festival fundraiser

Roswell Jazz Festival is hosting a fundraising dinner at Stellar Coffee. Tickets are limited to 24, which include a meal prepared by gourmet chefs Melinda Creamer and Brinkman Randle. Live jazz music will be performed by Richard Simon, Johnny Varro and Ricky Malichi. Donate To Win gives out prizes to lucky winners, main prize being a trip for two to New Orleans. The winners will be announced at 8 p.m. on April 24 at the fundraising dinner. You do not have to be present to win a prize. For more information, visit go.rallyup.com/rjf-fundraiser or go.rallyup.com/rjf-raffle; for more information about the Roswell Jazz Festival, visit roswelljazz.org.

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 June 11

RAiR exhibit

The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Masha Sha’s exhibit Unsaid will be at the Marshall and Winston Gallery in the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave. On April 30 at 5:30 p.m. an artist talk takes place on Zoom. The meeting ID is 5756246744 or call 1-346-248-7799. The Russian artist lives in the U.S. and her exhibit centers around visual relationships with language. Sha has been working on a series of large scale drawings emphasizing the graphic and poetic nature of words. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/1259/Roswell-Museum-Art-Center or call 575-624-6744.

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.

June 5

Elks for Vets Charity Golf Tournament

The 12th annual Elks for Vets Charity Golf Tournament begins at 8 a.m. at the New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course. The tournament will conclude with a gathering at the Elks Lodge, depending on the COVID-19 restrictions. Limited entries available. For more information, call 575-622-6033.

July 1 to 3

MainStreet Roswell AlienFest

The first AlienFest in Roswell is hosted by MainStreet Roswell. It is focusing its endeavors on hosting an event downtown that will support local merchants and the economy while celebrating the mystery around the UFO crash in 1947. More details will be posted on its website ufofestivalroswell.com. All events are dependent on the State of New Mexico mandates for COVID-19.

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.

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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