Community calendar for the week of June 30 | Culture & Leisure

Before June 30

Chaves County Board of Health T-Shirt Design Contest

The Chaves County Board of Health T-Shirt Design Contest is open to Chaves County residents ages 14 and older. Contest designs must contain its tagline: “Coordinated. Connected. Engaged. Building a healthier community, one member at a time.” Idea submissions can be made in person at 108 E. Bland St. or by email at Voting will be by monkey survey with all entries included and ends July 31. The winner will be announced Aug. 6 at the Chaves County Health Expo. For more information, call 575-910-0465.

Until July 5

Yarnbomb at the Roswell Museum

The Pecos Valley Fiber Guild Yarnbomb at the Roswell Museum is a community-first fiber art installation created in collaboration with Roswell Fiber Guild founder Donna Daniel. The public is encouraged to add their own little yarn projects to the north main street side of the museum. The exhibit will be in place throughout the UFO Festival. For more information, visit Oasis Yarn Shop, 103 N. Pennsylvania Ave. For more information, visit, email, or call 575-755-2155.

July, 1st

Cosmic Conquest – Battle of the Bands

Performances of Battle of the Bands will be at the Roswell Community Little Theater, 1717 S. Union Ave., at 7 p.m. The winning group will be chosen by the judges and will open for the UFO festival concert on July 2. an audience award. For more information, visit or its Facebook event page.

July 1 to 3

Galacticon, Roswell Daily Record’s Roswell Incident, UFO Museum Ufologist Invasion and UFO Festival

This year is the 75th anniversary of the alleged UFO crash outside Roswell. Events take place throughout the city and include live music, speakers, entertainment, food and art. For more information, pick up the Roswell Daily Record on July 1 with the ultimate guide to the festival, UFO Vision magazine – or visit,, and

July 1 to 4

‘Good Ole Fashioned Fourth of July celebration’

The Southeastern New Mexico Historical Society will be offering door prizes, special promotions and treats for its “4th of July” celebration/event, from 1-4 p.m. daily, four days only at 200 North Leah Ave. For more information, please call 575-622-8333 or log on to

July 9th

Historical book fair

The Southeastern New Mexico Historical Society is hosting a historical book fair and book launch at the Archives Building, 208 N. Lea Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon. The family-friendly event includes rare and out-of-print historical nonfiction titles as well as new books by John LeMay, “The Noted Desperado Pancho Dumez” and Donna Blake Birchell, “The Ghostly Tales of New Mexico.” Proceeds will go towards running costs. For more information, call 575-622-8333, visit, or email

July 9th

bottomless triathlon

The 39th Annual Bottomless Triathlon will see maximum athletes swim, bike and run at Bottomless Lakes State Park and 100% of triathlon proceeds will go to support Roswell’s Harvest Ministries. For more information or to donate to Harvest Ministries, go to

July 9 to Oct. 8

MainStreet Roswell Farmers Market

Forms for the 2022 Farmer’s Market are now available at The Farmers Market is held every Saturday at the Chaves County Courthouse from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sellers must follow New Mexico state food handling regulations. If you are an artisan, each item should be handmade and not mass-produced.

22nd of July

Charity Dance for the Roswell Homeless Coalition

A charity dance for the Roswell Homeless Coalition takes place at the Serenity Club, 1000 E. Bland St., at 7 p.m. Children 12 and under enter free. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a silent auction and all proceeds will go to the coalition. There will be no alcohol. For more information, visit his Facebook event page.

July 29 and August 12

movies under the moon

The Roswell Museum invites the public to its free Movies Under The Moon series. On July 29, the film shown is “Space Jam” (1996); and August 12, “Treasure Planet.” Movies start at 8:30 p.m. and there will be family activities before the movie. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Blankets and/or garden chairs are recommended. The museum is located at 1011 N. Richardson Ave.; the films will be screened outside the planetarium. For more information, visit

July 29-31

Alien Open Darts Tournament

Pecos Valley Dart Association presents the 15th Annual Alien Open Dart Tournament, held at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club, 3201 S. Sunset Ave. Registration is July 29 at 11 a.m.; the playoffs will take place at noon. For more information, visit his Facebook event page,, or contact or call Mike Ramey and Donna Ramey at 575-910-5895 or Leigh Humble at 575-420-0674.

August 6

health fair

The annual health expo returns as a live event at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center from 8 a.m. to noon. The all-ages community event includes health screenings with reviews from medical professionals, wellness information and community resources, and a Footloose Fun Run to benefit boys and girls clubs in Chaves and Counties. of Lincoln. There will be games, gifts and backpacks in the Kids Corner. For more information, email or call 575-500-2295.

20 August

LIB Fest

The second annual LIB-Fest takes place at the Liberty, 312 N. Virginia Ave., from noon to midnight. The all-ages event is open to the public and includes performances by Shilo, GDP, Ronnie And The Redwoods, JD And The Badlands, Amy’s Not Breathing, Mission 7, Barely Breathing, Doso Dirtbags, Marie Manning, Nova Rush, Delaney Davis, Matt Palmer and Five Miles West. There will be food, drink, local arts and vendors. For more information, visit, its Facebook event page, or call 575-627-2121.

August 25

HSSNM drive-thru fundraising

The Southeastern New Mexico Historical Society (HSSNM) Board of Trustees invites the public to its drive-in fundraiser. The theme is “A Trip Down Memory Lane” – celebrating the past 40 years of Heritage Dinner recipients. Ticket pickup time is 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the HSSNM Museum, 200 N. Lea Ave. Lunch boxes or packages will be given to ticket holders at the Peppers Grill and Bar parking lot, 500 N. Main St. For more information, visit or call 575-622-8333.

September 10

The 19th Annual Dragonfly Festival

The 19th Annual Dragonfly Festival is held at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Bitter Lake host this free, unique, family-friendly event that includes guided tours. Over 100 different species of dragonflies and damselflies use the sanctuary. See up close and learn about the many animals that call the refuge and New Mexico home. Visitors learn about bats and raptors, they can try their luck fishing in the fishing pond, provided by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Reservations for guided tours begin August 1. There will be a guided nighttime program on September 9 on raptors at 6:30 p.m. and telescopes will be available from the Roswell Astronomy Club. For more information, visit his Facebook event page or or

The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates and more information, contact the event venue or organizer.

If you would like your event to be on the entertainment calendar, please email or call 622-7710 ext. 309.


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