Community prompted to help during holiday season with coat, food drives

November 13, 2012 • Vistas

Coat Drive
Lawrence Brothers IGA is sponsoring a coat drive to benefit the Kids Closet, located at St. Peter’s Church. Please drop off gently used or new coats at the store at 900 W. Second St. now thru Nov. 30. For more information call Cheryl at 622-8957.

Food Drive
There will be a gigantic Gaye Drive for Food garage sale to benefit the Community Kitchen on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Bring a can of food and get a cup of coffee. If donating items, please price them and bring them to 2708 Gaye Dr. by Thursday, Nov. 15.

Garden Club
The November meeting of the Home Garden Club will be Thursday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m. at the Chaves County Extension Office. Debi Harrington from Uptown Garden Club will do a presentation on birds. For more information, call Jan Smith at 622-6461.

Democratic Party
The Democratic Party of Chaves County will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana [auth] Ave. This will also be an opportunity to say thank you to all the volunteers.

The Chaparral Rockhounds will meet Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. Members and visitors are encouraged to bring a black-colored rock, mineral, fossil or gemstone. The program will be “Roadside Geology of New Mexico” by Jeri House. All visitors are welcome. For details, call 622-5679.

Assistance League
The Assistance League of Chaves County will meet Friday, Nov. 16, at the chapter house, 2601 N. Aspen. Members and guests are invited to the social at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. Hostesses are Ann Chavez, Bess Case, Bettie Lou Cheney, Suzanne Cloud, and Cinda Olvera. Events include the Assisteen Bread Sale, with proceeds going to purchase turkeys for Community Kitchen; and the Opportunity ticket drawing, with proceeds going toward school clothing for Operation School Bell. Ticket money and stubs must be turned in by meeting time. Assisteens will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Las Lianas Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Nov. 26. For more information call Jean Maley at 622-6152 or e-mail

Dr. Siamak Karimian of Roswell MediCo will be the Healthsense speaker Friday, Nov. 16. A cardiologist, he will discuss the effects of diabetes on the heart and will answer other heart questions. Healthsense is at 11:30 a.m. at Senior Circle in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next to Family Dollar. The presentation is open to the public, a light lunch will be served. Senior Circle is a resource of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. For more information, call 623-2311.

Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland is an auction featuring one-of-a-kind Christmas trees and décor donated by members of our community. Proceeds benefit the Chaves County CASA Program. The Christmas trees and décor are on display at the main branch of First American Bank, 111 E. Fifth St. and at 3220 N. Main St. The event will culminate with a silent and live auction event Friday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. at the bank’s main branch. The CASA Giving Tree will also be on display at the bank. The Giving Tree supports the children served by CASA. Please take cards and return the gifts to the CASA Program, un-wrapped, as described on the back of the card. If you would like a Giving Tree in your place of work, or would like to sponsor a CASA family for the holidays, call 625-0112 or e-mail

Exhibition Closes
A closing reception and awards ceremony of Collage and Assemblage, a competitive juried exhibition presented by the Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell Art Department, will be Friday, Nov. 16, from 5-7 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences Center, Gallery 117. Winning art will be announced. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jennie Bower at 624-7226.

Art Opening
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Centennial Artist Jerry West will have a free reception and opening of his artwork at the Roswell Museum and Art Center Friday, Nov. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Porcelain Club
Yucca Porcelain Art Club will meet Saturday, Nov. 17, at Westminister Presbyterian Church, 2801 W. Fourth St. Visitation at 9 a.m., business meeting at 9:30 a.m. Helen Greer, artist of the month, will share her method for painting roses on china. Anyone interested in learning is welcome to attend or call 420-0759.

Art at Tinnie
An art exhibition, “Point of Vantage,” mixed media work by Valli West-Davis and Cate Erbaugh, will have an opening Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1-5 p.m. at Tinnie Mercantile Store and Deli, 412 W. Second St. There will be an activity table for those wishing to do some cutting and pasting. Works will be ready to view starting Friday during regular business hours. The show will be up through the end of the year. For more information, contact

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