The Democratic Party of Chaves County will hold a meet and greet for Maggie Oliver, democratic candidate for the office of Secretary of State, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Democratic Party of Chaves County’s headquarters, at 2801 N. Main St. in the Wilshire Plaza.
Discussion on charter schools
Rick Hess, an American educator, political scientist and author, will be discussing how New Mexico policymakers can maximize New Mexico’s charter school law for the benefit of its students. Hess is resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a position he has held since 2002. A former high school social studies teacher, he has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, Rice and Harvard universities. The discussion will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Liberty, 312 Virginia St. The cost is $10, which includes light [auth] snacks and nonalcoholic drinks.
Ladies Newcomers Club to meet
The Roswell Ladies Newcomers Club will meet for lunch and cards at noon, Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. Reservations must be called in by Aug. 1. Visitors are always welcome. For more information call Sandra Cornish at 627-3262 or Pat Walker at 622-5069.
All incoming Roswell High School freshmen are invited to attend Coyote Camp — a fun orientation day planned just for them from 9 a.m. until 12p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. Students will meet teachers and new classmates, tour the school and lockers and learn how to make their freshman year great.
Pecos Valley Quilters meeting to take place
The Pecos Valley Quilters business meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave., in Room 22. The block of the month will be handed out. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please call Krisann Robles at 623-3774.
Chamber business after hours
The Roswell Chamber of Commerce with Washington Federal is hosting a business after hours from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7. There will be food, refreshments, fun and networking. Washington Federal is located at 300 N. Pennsylvania Ave. For more information, 623-5695
Sand volleyball tournament
Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce and Epiq will be hosting a sand volleyball tournament at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 9 and 10. The cost to play is $80 per team and the games will be four on four co-ed. Deadline to register is Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. For more information contact Marla at 575-637-1899 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gateway Christian School ribbon cutting
The Roswell Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 11, for the new science lab at Gateway Christian School, 1900 N. Sycamore Ave.
For more information, visit gatewaychristianschool.us.
Industry appreciation banquet
The Desk and Derrick Club of Roswell will host its 62nd annual Industry Appreciation Banquet on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Holiday Inn, 3620 N. Main St. The cost of the meal is $30 per person. There will be a no-host bar from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with dinner to be served at 7 p.m.
The speaker for the evening will be Robby Gaines whose topic is “Spotlight on Space.” Reservations must be made to Ester Hoskin at Hanson Operating Co., 622-7330 by Aug. 1.
Around Town is a free community calendar provided for community organizations. Submissions should be 100 words or less and include the time and date of the event, physical address and a contact number. Submissions should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the event. Email Around Town submissions to email@example.com.