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061721 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 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.

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

Battle of the Bands

The Roswell Community Little Theatre, 1717 S. Union Ave., is hosting Battle of the Bands 2021 at 7 p.m. Out of all bands applying, five were chosen as finalists to be judged by the public. The winning band will open for the UFO Festival’s headliner Chevel Shepherd on July 3. For more information, visit roswelltheatre.com or email Gina Montague at ufobattleband@gmail.com.

July 2 and 3

People and Pet Costume Contests 2021

Applications are now accepted for the 2021 People and Pets Costume Contests. The People Contest takes place Friday, July 2 at 9 p.m. and the Pet Costume Contest on Saturday, July 3 at 10 a.m. There will be cash prizes given to the most creative costumes. Both contests take place during MainStreet Roswell’s first AlienFest at the Chaves County Courthouse. To register and for more information, visit ufofestivalroswell.com.

July 2 to 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 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.

July 3

Alien Chase

The Alien Chase welcomes runners and walkers, when the event, featuring a 5K run and 5K walk, sends participants onto the course beginning at DeBremond Stadium, 100 W. 11th St., at 7 a.m. There are nine age categories, and awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age group in each race. Awards will also go to the top overall male finisher and top overall female finisher. Race packets will be available for pick up on race day, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Roswell Recreation and Aquatic Center, 1402 W. College Blvd., or just before the races start, from 6 to 6:30 a.m., at DeBremond Stadium. For more information, race registration and entry details, visit roswellconnect.com or call 575-624-6719.

July 4

Fourth of July celebration

The city of Roswell’s July 4th celebration on Independence Day takes place at Cielo Grande Recreation Area, 1612 W. College Blvd., and is free to the public. It will feature a concert by Bad Moon Rising — a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band — followed by a laser show featuring the entertainment group The Dancing Fire. There will also be food trucks, jolly jumpers and face painting. The City of Roswell hired In Depth Events to organize and manage this year’s UFO Festival and Fourth of July celebration. For more information, visit ufofestival.com.

July 10

RMAC Second Saturday

The Roswell Museum and Art Center (RMAC), 1011 N. Richardson Ave., presents mask making for families, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. As part of its second Saturday events, families make animal masks inspired by the portrayal of animals in indigenous American cultures, reflected in the new exhibition “Conversations: Artworks in Dialogue / The Daniel E. Prall collection, on loan from the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe. Staff and animals from Spring River Zoo will be in attendance to teach about unique animal characteristics. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org or call 575-624-6744.

July 10 to Oct. 9

Farmers’ Market

The annual Farmers’ Market takes place Saturdays from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Chaves County Courthouse lawn on North Main Street. Vendors can apply by calling Peggy at 575-208-8238. For more information, visit mainstreetroswell.org and follow the market on Facebook @roswellmarket.

Aug. 13-15, 20-22

Bye Bye Birdie

Roswell Community Little Theatre, 1717 S. Union Ave., presents the comedy “Bye Bye Birdie,” directed by Kathy Cook. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information, visit roswelltheatre.org or call 575-622-1982.

August 14

RMAC Second Saturday

The Roswell Museum and Art Center (RMAC), 1011 N. Richardson Ave., presents STEM activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from Explora Science Center in Albuquerque will be on hand presenting a variety of fun STEM activities. For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org or call 575-624-6744.


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 on becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, 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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