Around Town: Roswell Folklorico forming new classes

August 9, 2013 • Vistas

Folklorico registration
Registration for the Roswell Folklorico (Mexican folk dancing) classes will be held on the following dates: Monday through Friday, Aug. 19-23, at the Yucca Recreation Center, 500 S. Richardson Ave., from 6-7 p.m. This registration is for those who did NOT participate in this year’s dance recital in May. Registration is for dancers age 5 and above. The actual classes will begin Monday, Aug. 26. Times and days will be given at the time of registration depending on age and experience. Classes will again be offered for children, young adults, senior adults and couples. If you have any immediate questions, please call Frank Herrera, director, at 624-2724. Otherwise, questions may be asked at registration.

Meeting canceled
The Alzheimer’s Association Support Group at La Villa will not meet for the month of August. Support Group meetings will resume Sept. 10. Please call 624-1552 or email for more information.

Comprehensive Strategy
The Chaves County Comprehensive Strategy Board meets every second Tuesday of the month at noon at the Sheriff’s Training room at the Chaves County Administrative Offices, no. 1 St. Mary’s Place. The next meeting will be at noon this coming Tuesday, Aug. 13. All are welcome to attend. Agendas are available by calling 624-6637.

Social networking
The Roswell Public Library, at 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave., will be the site of a social networking class on Tuesday, Aug. [auth] 13, at 6 p.m. For more information call 622-7101.

Woodmen of the World
The Woodmen of the World Fraternal Society in Roswell will have its regular dinner meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at Chew’s West Restaurant, 2513 W. Second St. Each person can order off the menu or have the buffet. Please note the change of meeting place due to the closing of Kwan Den Restaurant. For general information on how to obtain flags or to learn more about Woodmen of the World, please call 347-2628.

Chapter AI of P.E.O. will meet Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. in the home of Alma Daniel’s, who is co-hostess, along with her daughter, Janna Wooley and granddaughter, Brittani Harral. The program, Educational Loan Fund, will be given by Anne Hicks. Please let the hostesses know if you are unable to attend.

Jennings appreciation
There will be an Appreciation Dinner & Roast event for Senate President Pro-Tem Timothy Z. Jennings for his 38 years of public service on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Roswell Civic Center, 912 N. Main St. Social hour will be at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and roast at 7 p.m. Proceeds of the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico. To order tickets online, visit Tickets must be ordered by Wednesday, Aug. 14. For more information, call 623-8331. Prices are $75 per ticket or $600 per table (seats 8). If you want to mail your payment, make checks payable to BBBSSENM. Mail payments to Tim Jennings Appreciation Dinner, PO Box 1797, Roswell, NM, 88202-1797. Please denote the number of tickets or tables you are purchasing or if you cannot attend but are making a donation in Jennings’ honor.

Birthday party
Senior Circle’s monthly birthday party is at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14. All members and prospective members are invited. In addition to snacks and birthday cake, the Singin’ Seniors will perform and door prizes will be handed out. Senior Circle is a resource of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and is for people in the area age 50 and older. It is located in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next door to Family Dollar. For information, call 623-2311.

Ribbon cutting
Please join the Chamber for a ribbon cutting ceremony at TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 180 E. 19th St., Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 5-7 p.m.

Lunch & Learn
Xcel Energy and Franklin Energy will host a Lunch & Learn event on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, 131 W. Second St. This seminar will provide information and tips on how to save on your business electric bill and will teach you how to take advantage of Xcel Energy programs and rebates. Some rebate amounts will decrease in 2014 so take advantage now. Normal lunch registration fee is being waived and sponsored by Xcel Energy & Franklin Energy. Guests must RSVP to attend this event. Space is very limited; contact the Roswell Chamber of Commerce to RSVP, at

DWI Planning Council
The Chaves County DWI Planning Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 15, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Training Room at no. 1 St. Mary’s Place

Cancer with Grace
There will be a Cancer with Grace event this Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 935 W Mescalero Rd., Room 102. The topic will be When Life Doesn’t Make Sense—coping with the initial shock, pain and anger of having a child diagnosed with cancer. Call 623-5438 for more information.

Parenting classes
Chaves County CASA is offering Parenting Classes for the community. The Nurturing Parenting Program is a philosophy that supports families through positive development, self-worth, empathy, structure and discipline. The entire family participates! While the parents are in their class, the children are in their own class learning their own skills. This 16-week program begins Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 up front or $2 per class per family. For more information call Mary Colby at 625-0112 or email

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