Registration for the fall 2014 soccer season is underway. The Roswell Youth Soccer Association (RYSA) is holding registration at Cielo Grande from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, and Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 9-11 a.m. Age qualifications are as follows: children must be 3 by Aug. 1, 2014 and cannot be over the age of 12 as of Aug. 1, 2014. To register, bring a small photo, birth certificate to verify age and $45. A new benefit for returning players is that people can register online at roswellsoccer.org
Dance to music of Dwain & Jill
Dwain & Jill will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. Admission is $5 per person. This duo is the original Kountry Heirs performing timeless classic country hits. For more information, call Carla Cobb at 627-3400 or 910-6935.
Organizing meeting to take place
The organizing meeting for the Democratic Women of Chaves County will take place from 1-3 p.m., Aug. 16 at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. Room 25. For more information call 575-624-6718.
Old Time Gospel Hour
The Old Time Gospel Hour will take place at 4 p.m. Aug. 17. The Gospel Hour will take place at First Assembly of God Church at 1224 W. Country Club Road.
Monthly luncheon for educational employees
The Chaves County Retired Educational Employees will meet for its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Aug. 18, at Los Cerritos. All retired educational employees are welcomed. For more information call 623-0752.
Information dinner on Bible study to be hosted
The Tuesday Evening Community Bible Study will host an Information Dinner at 6 p.m., Aug. 19, at the First [auth] United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
The local study group begins its 2014-2015 season at 6:45 p.m., Sept. 2 and is also held at First United Methodist Church. For more information, call Linda Jones (575-420-3505 or 575-622-0186).
The New Mexico Department of Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) are offering childhood immunizations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. , Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the McDonald’s UFO Restaurant on Main Street. Adults are also welcome to update their own immunizations. There is no co-pay or fee, but if you have insurance, please bring your card. For questions, call 505-850-7066.
Pearce to speak at Republican Women’s lunch
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce will be the guest speaker at the Chaves County Republican Women monthly lunch meeting at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. A brisket barbecue buffet will be served for $11 per person. Reservations are required. To RSVP, call 627-7274.
After hours at Carmine’s
The Roswell Chamber of Commerce will hold a business after hours at Carmine’s Italian Eatery, 625 N. Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21. There will be food, refreshments, fun and networking. For more information, call 575-623-5695.
Boogie down with Rob Rio
The Roswell Jazz Festival is co-sponsoring a fundraiser at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Arts from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 with Rob Rio, the “boss of the boogie woogie.” Seating is limited and tickets can be purchased at Stellar Coffee, 315 N. Main St. or by phone at 575-623-3711. Tickets are $35.
Information about Rob Rio can be found at robrio.com/Bio.
David Gracy to speak at Archives Building
David Gracy, archivist and principle biographer of George W. Littlefield, will give a lecture on the Littlefield/JP White connection at 3 p.m. at 204 N. Lea Ave. For more information, call 622-8333.
Fundraising lunch set for Aug. 25
The fourth annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraiser luncheon, sponsored by Comfort Keepers, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 25, at the Elk’s Lodge, located at 1720 N. Montana Ave.
The cost will be $10 per plate and the menu includes brisket, beans, potato salad, dinner roll and dessert. All the proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
Tickets are available at Comfort Keepers, 1410 S. Main St. or call for ticket delivery 624-9999.
Line dancing classes to be offered
There will be several line dancing classes offered at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave., starting Sept. 8. Registration for the classes will start Aug. 25 at the RAC and will run until Sept. 6. For more information call Margie Chavez, line dancing instructor, at 623-9762 or the RAC at 624-6718.
Dangers of texting while driving
The Roswell Chamber of Commerce and the Roswell Fire Department have teamed up to talk about the dangers of texting while driving. The “Lunch and Learn” event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the chamber office, 131 W. Second St. The lunch will be provided by AT&T. Tickets are $10 for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. RSVP by calling 623-5695.
Always Patsy Cline to be performed
The Roswell Community Little Theater will perform Always Patsy Cline starting at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 29. The show will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Sept. 14. Tickets are $15 per adult and $11 per student. Tickets can be purchased by calling 622-1982.
Dance workshop to be hosted
Children will learn how to tell a story by dancing at 9 a.m. Aug. 30 at Dexter UMC. Students will then dance at the 11 a.m. Sunday church service. Similarly, at 11 a.m., students can learn how to dance at Aldersgate UMC and dance in the 9 a.m. church service. Keri Sutter, dance instructor and director of Surgite Dance Studio in Albuquerque, will be the instructor. Cost is $10 per student ages 8 and older. To register call 626-0099.
Labor Day Concert to take place
The Roswell Symphony Orchestra will host its annual Labor Day Concert starting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1. There will be an Instrument Petting Zoo for children that will open at 4:30 p.m. The concert will take place at the Spring River Park and Zoo. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Pearson Auditorium. For more information call 623-5882.
Catholic Daughters meeting
Catholic Daughters Court No. 1293 will have its first meeting of the year at 2 p.m., Sept. 7 at 111 W. Deming St. Any woman of Catholic faith is welcome to join. For more information, call 575-420-6515.
Honorary Organization to meet
Roswell’s Zeta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa-International Honorary Organization for Women Educators (ADK) will start its 2014-15 year by meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at the home of Patty Rodgers, 901 Belaire Drive. Susan McClure will co-hostess the meeting that will include discussion of upcoming fundraising activities, which will assist in awarding scholarships in spring of 2015 and ideas for altruistic projects, which will support the community of Roswell.
AARP driver safety course to take place
An evening class will be conducted from noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 11, at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. People must be 55 years old or older to attend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.