Around Town: Patriot Guard Riders at the Baby Boomer expo Saturday

February 15, 2013 • Vistas

PGR at expo
This Saturday, Feb. 16, is the fourth annual Baby Boomer Expo at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. The event is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Whether you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946-1964) or not, come and enjoy the fun. Who knows? You may get to meet Marilyn or Elvis. There will be lots of free stuff and information as well as great food. The Patriot Guard Riders will be recruiting and I’m told there’s a surprise for the first 125 who stop by the PGR table and ask about membership. See you there.

Senior Circle
Come see us! Senior Circle will have a booth at the Baby Boomer expo Saturday Feb. 16 from 4-6 p.m. There will be demonstrations from Ann Garrison and Ginny Burton in yoga, Ruth Ann Speth and some of her students in line dancing and Aston Hugh in tai chi. There will also be giveaways and a surprise comedic element with Will Cass and Virginia Poethig! Senior Circle is a resource of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. For more information, call 623-2311.

Open mic
The annual open mic reading for the [auth] Joy Writers of Roswell will take place Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Bassett Auditorium inside the Roswell Museum and Art Center. The following are scheduled to read a sample of their work: Beverly Coots, Jenny Currier, Barta Howse, M.J. Johns, Ralph Rivera, Carolyn Sidd and Rachel Thyrion. Refreshments will be served, and the public is cordially invited to attend. The writers’ group meets every Wednesday from 3:30-5 p.m. at the J.O.Y. Senior Citizens Center, 1822 N. Montana Ave.

Youth volleyball
Registration for youth co-ed volleyball will start Monday, Feb. 19, and run through March 22. Registration is $30 per player and is open to grades 3-8. Register at Yucca Recreation Center, 500 S. Richardson Ave., For more information call the Yucca Center at 624-6719. for More info Call Yucca 624-6719.

Presidents’ Day closure
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will be closed Monday Feb. 19 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. All campus offices will be closed and no classes will be held. The campus will reopen and classes will resume as scheduled on Tuesday. ENMU-R is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. until noon. For campus information, call 624-7000.

Educational employees
The Chaves County Retired Educational Employees will meet for its monthly luncheon Monday, Feb. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at Los Cerritos Restaurant. All retired educational employees are welcome. Call 623-0752 for more information.

Commission on Aging
The Commission will meet Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. at Wildewood Apartments Community Room, 201 Sherrill Lane. Any aging concern will be addressed, and Lloyd Scarrow, Lovelace CEO, will speak as will Tina Sanchez, Ombudsman Coordinator. Ombudsman are volunteers who help the state monitor senior facilities and those interesting should attend. Contact Lynne Ybarra, 622-3675, or Tom Dunlap, 622-2607 or for more info. The Commission is ADA and Open Meetings compliant; call 624-6700 for help.

Las Chismosas
Las Chismosas will be having their monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 21, at Los Cerritos Restaurant at 6 p.m. We will be celebrating our February birthdays, ladies, please wear your red T-shirts. We encourage anyone interested to join our sisterhood. For more information, please contact Judith Otero at 623-1514 or Diana Gonzales, 622-7876.

Home Garden Club
“In Vogue” – Southwest Terrariums! Our meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, at First American Bank, 111 E. Fifth St. The public is invited to attend this informative program given by our guest, MaryAnn Moreno from Albuquerque’s Uptown Garden Club. Terrariums are back in vogue and MaryAnn will show us how to create our own! Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. and program will begin at 10 a.m. Our hostess is Joanne Gottlieb and co-hostess is Pam Davis. For more information, call Pam at 914-3729.

Story League
The Roswell Story League will meet Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. at 609 W. 10th St. Storytellers will be Dottie Lee, Joann Bartlett and Barbara Thomson. For additional information call Carol Bignell at 347-2539.

Business After Hours
The next Business After Hours event will take place at Accounting & Consulting Group, 400 N. Pennsylvania Ave. suite 800, Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5-7 p.m.

Animal welfare
The Animal Welfare Alliance will hold a general meeting Thursday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Roswell Adult Center. The main topic will be the re-opening of the AWA Spay and Neuter Clinic.

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