Around Town: Immunization clinic today

August 20, 2014 • Vistas

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. today 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, 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, today 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 626-9902.


Democratic Party to meet

The Democratic Party of Chaves County will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, at the Elks Lodge, located at 1720 N. Montana Ave.

The public is invited to attend.


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., Thursday. 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 Art 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


Yearly meeting,

competition to be hosted

New Mexico World Organization of China Painters – Roswell Chapter is holding it’s yearly meeting, competition and show at Peppers Grill and Bar at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 23. Members are asked to bring their competition and show pieces with them. There is a $5 registration fee and a meal will be provided.


David Gracy to speak at Archives Building

David Gracy, archivist and principle biographer of George W. [auth] Littlefield, will give a lecture on the Littlefield/James Phelps White connection at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24, at 204 N. Lea Ave. Gracy is a retired professor emeritus from the University of Texas at Austin.

He is a distant nephew of Littlefield. Maj. Littlefield was a pioneer cattleman who, through Phelps and Tom White, brought his cattle empire to New Mexico in 1882. The society’s museum in Roswell is the former home of Phelps. 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 Elks 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 at 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.


Caregiver program to be hosted by the Alzheimer’s


The ‘Savvy Caregiver Program’ will be hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting on Aug. 27. The program will be located at the Roswell Adult Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave., Room 28 and will run for 10 weeks.

To register or to get more information, call 624-1552.



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.


Nutcracker auditions to be held at


Auditions for Nutcracker: The Musical will be hosted by the ENMU-R theatre department from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, and Friday, Aug. 29, at the ENMU-R Performing Arts Center. No advanced preparation is needed. For more information call 624-7255.


Always … Patsy Cline to be performed

The Roswell Community Little Theater will perform ‘Always … Patsy Cline’ starting at 7:30 p.m. , Friday, 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.



Community College Board to meet

The Branch Community College Board of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Administration Center Board Room 135 at 52 University Blvd. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Donna Oracion at 624-7403.


Wellness Orientation Workshop to be hosted

Care More Chiropractic Center announces a FREE Wellness Orientation Workshop with Dr. Cristina Gomez at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Care More, which is located at 1580 Holcomb Bridge Road., Suite 20 in Roswell’s Market Center. For more information, call 770-640-6600. All ages are welcome.


Healthsense to be hosted Sept. 5

Dr. Karen Vaillant, M.D., of Agave Senior Care and Wellness, along with Dawn Wulf, director of nursing at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, will speak at Healthsense from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. The topic will be senior care. Healthsense is held at Senior Circle in the Wilshire Center, 2801 N. Main St., next door to Family Dollar. The talk is open to the public, so take a friend. Light snacks will be served.


Catholic Daughters to meet

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.



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

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