Around Town: Farewell potluck at the RMAC; start of Advent

November 29, 2012 • Vistas

Farewell Potluck
We are having a going away potluck for Jesse and Ellen on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 12 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and Art Center’s Bassett Auditorium. Please RSVP to 624-6744 as soon as possible to let event organizers know you will attend and what you might bring. Our older friends are exempt from bringing something—just themselves.

Ladies Newcomers
The Roswell Ladies Newcomers Club will meet for lunch and cards at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. Reservations must be called in by Friday, Nov. 30. Visitors are welcome. For more information call Barbara Hepp-Quiggle at 622-2499 or Marty Sparks at 623-3002.

Ribbon Cutting
The Roswell Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for Farmers Country Market. Join us Friday, Nov. 30, at 9 a.m. at the store, 2800 N. Main St.

Classes Cancelled
The Instant Guitar class scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, and the Instant Piano and Faux Painting classes scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, at Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell, have been cancelled due to low enrollment. The classes will be offered next spring. For more information, call Jacqueline Shaw at 420-0328.

Toy [auth] Donations
The Three Amigo’s for the Nino’s will be taking new toy donations for the children of Chaves County Toys for Tots. We will be at Wal-Mart on Saturday Dec. 1 and Sunday Dec. 2. No donation is too small or big. We will be distributing toys for all ages up to 18-years-old on Dec. 15 at Yucca Recreation Center. For more information or if you would like to help, call Don Hunter at 420-9975, Shrek Cedillo at 637-6438, Carmen Arias at 420-4920, or Albert Hernandez at 575-914-0473.

Discovery Tour
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge will host a Refuge Discovery Tour on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 9 a.m., at the Joseph R. Skeen Visitor Center. The tour will last about two hours. This is an opportunity to see closed areas of the refuge and learn how the refuge maintains and improves habitat for threatened and endangered species. The tour will include light walking. For more information and to reserve a place on the tour, call the visitor center at 625-4011 between 8 am. and 4 p.m.

MUFON to Meet
The December meeting of the Chaves County section of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, will convene from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in classroom LRC-121 in the Learning Resource Center on the Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell campus. The meeting is open to the public. For further details or directions call State Director Don Burleson at 622-0855.

Attention Riders
The line up for the annual Light Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, will be on Grand Avenue (in front of the Wool Bowl) at 5 p.m. with the start of the parade at 6 p.m. The theme this year is in celebration of New Mexico’s 100th birthday so bring something to cover your headlight as they are not allowed. If you are going to walk in the parade you must wear lights.

RMAC Open House
The Roswell Museum and Art Center will have its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 5-7 pm. The event is free. Celebrate the season with holiday refreshments, music and song by the Tom Blake Trio, stories and songs with Mrs. Claus―the First Lady of Frost, hands-on make ‘n take art, and our courtyard chiminea and marshmallow roast. This is a fun family event for kids and adults. The Museum Store will have special discounts and fabulous gift ideas. Local historian John LeMay will be available to sign his books.

Resonate: A Worship Gathering
A worship gathering will take place at Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Road, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 7-8:30 p.m. It will be a night of worship designed to be in a less-structured environment and a more reflective experience. The event is free with coffee and refreshments to be available afterward.

Country Charm Dance
There is a dance Saturday, Dec. 1, from 7-10 p.m. at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center. Country Charm will play for your dancing pleasure. Refreshments will be available. Cost is $5 per person. Come enjoy the fun and have a chance at winning one of several door prizes. For more information contact Carla Cobb at 627-3400.

Open House
The Historical Society of Southeast New Mexico, 200 N. Lea Ave., is going to have an open house at the museum Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1-4 p.m. There will be refreshments to include wassail and door prizes. Come enjoy the museum which was recently decorated with Christmas decor, and learn more about what the museum has to offer.

Flying J Wranglers
The Flying J Wranglers of Ruidoso will bring their “White Mountain Christmas” concert to Christ’s Church on Sunday, Dec. 2, with performances at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Both concerts will be at Christ’s Church, 2200 N. Sycamore Ave. The public is invited. There is no admission fee, a love offering will be taken for the band. Childcare for ages 3 and under will be provided. Please call the church, 623-4110, if you will need childcare.

Advent Festival
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will have a service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the church, 505 N. Pennsylvania Ave., at 4 p.m. The service of Lessons and Carols encompasses the pre-Christmas celebration of preparation and expectation of the coming of Christ with readings and music. All are welcome! For more information, call the church office at 622-1353.

Advent Celebration
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1413 S. Union Ave., invites you and your family to be our guest for an Advent celebration Sunday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. There will be a community carol sing with several choirs from area churches. Afterward, you may enjoy a display of Nativity sets. You are also invited to join us for refreshments and fellowship.

Winter Concert

The Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell Community Band will present its annual winter concert on Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell Performing Arts Center. The Community Band is conducted by Kevin Everitt and Sandra Weikel. Members include junior high and high school musicians, New Mexico Military Institute cadets, ENMU-R students, and community members. 

The public is invited to attend this free holiday event. For information, contact Jane Batson, interim assistant vice president for External Affairs, at 624-7233.

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