The First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir has been invited to sing in New York again! Professor Bradley Ellingboe, director of choral activities at the University of New Mexico, has composed a new work titled “Star Song,” which is to be premiered at New York’s Lincoln Center in May of 2014. John Fuss, minister of music at the church, welcomes other singers in the community to participate in this opportunity. Anyone interested should contact Fuss at First United Methodist Church, 622-1881 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact him soon, as there are financial commitments which must be made by May 10.
Looking to get to the next step on your career ladder? We can give you a boost up. Visit a Toastmasters meeting Wednesday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on the corner of Union Avenue and 19th. Street. Be the best employee you can be, come to Toastmasters and learn how. For more information contact Onita Barkley-King, 625-2626.
Chapter B, P.E.O.
Chapter B, P.E.O. will meet Thursday, April 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the home of Vivian Pearson with Joanne Rose serving as co-hostess. Sally Pretti will give a program on the P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund. Outgoing officers are asked to bring their robes to the meeting. For more information call 622-5069.
The Morning Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at The First American Bank’s meeting room on East Fifth Street. The program will be Outdoor Living and Enhancing Your Patios. It will be presented by Demaris Fisher, the owner of Season’s Nursery in Ruidoso. If you have any questions, please call Martha Morris at 623-5224.
Bingo every Thursday at the Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. Great Winnings! The game starts at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food service available. Call 622-1560 for more information.
Holm in concert
Dallas Holm, a well-known Gospel singer, will be performing in concert at The First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. Holm is a winner of the Dove Award, a Grammy nominee and an inductee in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Admission is free, although a love offering will be taken to cover some of his expenses. Roswell is in for a treat and we hope you and your family are able to come enjoy Dallas Holm’s wonderful music.
Stitchers to meet
Brothers and Sisters in Stitches will meet from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Senior Circle, Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next door to Family Dollar. Sisters is an organization which combines a hobby with an altruistic act, giving finished goods to such organizations as CASA, the Assurance Home, local nursing homes, etc. They quilt, knit, crochet and more. All “stitchers” are welcome; it’s not necessary to be a Senior Circle member. For more information, call 623-2311.
Keep Roswell Beautiful presents an Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 13, from 9-11 a.m. at the Spring River Park & Zoo, 1306 E. College Blvd. Celebrating 23 years as Tree City USA and 11 years Growth Award, there will be free seedlings for everyone, including golden currant, Rio Grande cottonwood, sand cherry, Arizona sycamore, pinon, lacebark elm, serviceberry and netleaf hackberry. Twp seedlings per person. Smokey the Bear, Roz the recycling alien, Miss Roswell 2013 DeAnna Jerge and members of the NM Forestry Division will be there. Tree-pruning and climbing demonstrations by city parks staff.
Our April guest artist, Bobby Goode, is a man of many talents. He does excellent nature photography, metal art and wrought iron work and he builds beautiful tables using wood and metal. He also does wood turning, creating wood bowls and other craft items. Bobby currently is crafting a line of wooden pen sets using fine woods, that are not only beautiful but functional. You can see his many creations at the show’s opening on Sunday, April 14, from 1-4 p.m. at The Gallery, 107 E. Fifth St.
The Chaves County Republican Women cordially invite community members to their April luncheon on April 17 at noon at The Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. The topic will be crime in Roswell. Guest speakers will include KC Rogers discussing the ASPEN program; Patty Johnson, owner of Barringers, will discuss Being the Victim of a Crime. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. for $11 a person. Reservations are required, please RSVP to Joan Boue’ at 627-7399 by noon on April 15.
There will be a Day of Clay Target Fun on April 20 at the Chaparral Skeet Club and the Pecos Valley Trap Club facilities on Jal Road which is 3 miles northeast of Roswell off Hwy 70. Advanced ticket purchase of $25 will get you 150 shots; 2 rounds of skeet, 2 rounds of trap and 2 rounds of 5-stand. Cost to shoot will be higher the day of the shoot. Shoot anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Shooters must bring their own shotguns, ammunition and ear and eye protection. For tickets or more information please contact Dara Dana, email@example.com.