Around Town Calendar for the week of May 8 | Vision

Hawaiian Dance Group practice

The Hawaiian Dance Group will be practicing in Cahoon Park, near the Sunken Gardens, on Saturday, May 14 from 9 to 10 a.m. The public is welcome to participate and no experience is necessary. For more information, contact Laura at 575-840-7234.

New fiber guild is looking for community participation

The new Pecos Valley Fiber Guild/Yarn Shop is working on an art project at the Roswell Museum. A community art installation called “Yarnbomb” will begin mid-June. The public is invited to participate by making 12″ square pieces from yarn or thread — knitted, knotted or crocheted. These pieces may be dropped off through June 12 at the Roswell Museum and the Adult Center during business hours, or on Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at The Yarn Shop, 103 N. Pennsylvania Ave. For more information or to become a member, email, or call 575-755-2155.

Roswell Job Corps Center open house

The Roswell Job Corps Center, 57 G St., is having an open house event on May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be on-site interviews and free career training sign-ups for young persons ages 16 to 24 available, covering industries such as automotive, building construction technology, electrical wiring, painting, CNA, EMT, business office technology and protective services. Wellness staff will be on-site for free blood pressure checks. For more information, visit, email or call 575-347-7402.

Morning Garden Club meeting

The Morning Garden Club will be having its May meeting on May 12. Come and browse through the newly opened greenery on East College Boulevard, right across from the zoo. We will meet at 10 a.m. for a tour, and at 10:30 a.m. will walk over to Farm Roots. We will end up at the zoo, so bring a sack lunch for a fun picnic.

Blood drives

Vitalant, No. 3 Grand Avenue Plaza, has several blood drives planned for May: On May 12, the blood drive will be in the foyer of Church on the Move from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; on May 17 the Roswell Community Drive takes place at the Vitalant office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; on May 18, the Bloodmobile will be at Mesa Middle School from noon to 4 p.m.; on May 24, the Roswell Community Drive takes place at the Vitalant office from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on May 27, the Roswell Community Drive will take place at the Vitalant office from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. During all blood drives in May donors receive a free T-shirt and there’s a chance to win an e-bike. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call or text Stephanie at 575-840-8178.

Pecos Valley Quilters meeting

Pecos Valley Quilters meet regularly at 10 a.m. on each Wednesday of the month at First United Methodist Church, room 111, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave. On May 11, the program includes quilted postcard mail art swap and class, instructed by Lori Mitteer. May 18 is a general workday and help with sewing. On May 25, we’ll work on “Quilts for the Heart” — charity quilts for the community. Everybody is welcome, join in the fun. For more information, visit us on Facebook @PecosValleyQuilters or email

Optimist Club meetings

The Sunrise Optimist Club are having temporary meetings at the Assurance Home, 1000 E. 18th St., 6:55 a.m. each Wednesday. If you want to know more about the Sunrise Optimist Club of Roswell, contact membership chairman Roger K. Burnett at 575-420-9420.

Roswell Flute Ensemble

The Roswell Flute Ensemble resumed rehearsals and is always looking for new players, experience preferred. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Locations vary. For more information, contact Ricardo at 575-914-1379 or

Sew Crafty Pin Pals

Sew Crafty Pin Pals is an adult-centered group and is open to everyone making anything with a needle, whether involving crochet, knitting or sewing. People 60 years and older get to attend for free. The casual gathering takes place every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and is for beginners to advanced crafters. Bring your own projects and enjoy the company.
 For more information, visit or call 575-624-6744.

Monthly Table Top Games Day

Table Top Games Day at the Roswell Museum takes place every first Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m.
 Children 15 and under attend free of charge. Reservations are required. Local game designer Matt Bromley of Wildbird Games is hosting the games. Learn a new game or hone your skills with like-minded folks and players of all ages. Host’s table games will vary each month. One table will be designated for Dungeons and Dragons games, and additional tables will be available for bring-your-own-game setups. For more information, visit or call 575-624-6744.

Kiwanis meeting

The Kiwanis of Roswell will have its meetings in person. The meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the meeting room of Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen, 2103 N. Main St. If you want to know more about the Kiwanis of Roswell, contact membership chairman Laurie at 575-513-8119.

Chaves Soil & Water Conservation District meeting

The Chaves Soil & Water Conservation District meets via Zoom the second Monday of each month. For more information, email

Cancer with Grace support group meetings

Cancer with Grace support group meetings take place twice a month at Grace Community Church. Check its website for specific dates at

Daily Inspirational Messages

Sit back, relax and listen to words of peace, hope and joy brought to you by First Presbyterian Church, 575-622-4923.

Are you planning a meeting or convention or looking for new members? Email or call 575-622-7710, ext. 309. Deadline is Wednesday at noon before publication. The calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For cancellations, updates and information, contact the event venue or organizer.

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