Community Calendar / 17 October 2012

EARLY VOTING is taking place NOW
at the Grant County Clerk’s office and weekdays through November 2 from 8am – 5 pm, and on Saturday November 3.

Early voting begins at the Bayard Community Center on Saturday, October 20 and continues October 23 – 27 and October 30 – November 3 / 9am – 6pm

On Election Day, six Voter Convenience Centers (where anyone registered in Grant County can vote) will replace many of the traditional municipal voting places, such as Jose Barrios, Sixth St School, Senior Center, the Public Library, and others.  For more information, contact the Grant County Clerk at 574.0042.

And also listen to GMCR’s program on this topic – Voter Convenience…  At What Price?

Note that all telephone numbers are in the 575 area code unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday 17 October 2012

  • Grant Co Regional Dispatch Authority
    9 am / 2606 N Silver Street / Public invited /  388.8840
  • Historical Irony in Two Events from the Past
    Noon / WNMU Global Resource Center – ABC Room / Presentation by the always delightful Bill Baldwin on the mysteries of historical irony by examining two apparently unrelated European events – the start of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 and the premiere of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony in 1910.  Free to public.  Part of WILL Lunch n Learn series.  538.6835.
  • Gila Basin Irrigation Commission
    7 pm / Gila Senior Center / 535.2975
  • Concert Band of the Southwest
    7 pm / Cobre High School Auditorium – Hwy 180, Bayard / Free concert will feature some traditional band selections and some “old school” compositions.  Band in its second season and is composed of musicians from Grant County and surrounding areas / 388.7874 / 574.8866 /
  • Journey of the Universe
    7 pm / St Mary’s – 1809 N Alabama Street / Classic movie – a conversation between a poet, physicist, and politician – with discussion following / 590.5561
  • Buckhorn Saloon
    Pinos Altos / Music from Chris Jamsion of Austin, TX

 Thursday 18 October 2012

  • Gila / Mimbres Community Radio Studio Warming & Open House
    4-8pm / 519 B Bullard St – across from the SC Coop / Live music, food, radio talk, and the opportunity to sign up as a member of GMCR.  Be there!
  • 990-EZ Workshop
    9 am – 12 noon / Wellness Coalition – 409 N Bullard Street / With Jane Janson / The  990EZ annual IRS tax return required of 501(c)(3) organizations with gross receipts (revenues) less than $200,000 and total assets at the end of the year less than $500,000.  Fee $25 / 534.0665 x231 /
  • Newcomers Club
    11 am / SC Woman’s Club – Silver Heights Blvd / Presentation by Cowboy Poet Pete Kennedy   $10 for lunch
  • Diane’s Parlor
    Farhad plays  Spanish guitar
  • Candidate Forum
    6:30 pm / WNMU Miller Library / Hear and question candidates in local contested races:
    NM House District 38 Rudy Martinez (D) and John Zimmerman (R)
    NM House District 39 Terry Fortenberry (D) and Dianne Hamilton (R)
    Sixth Judicial District Judge candidates Jennifer Delaney (D) and Jarod Hofacket (R)
    District Attorney candidates Francesca Estevez (D) and George Zsoka (R)
    Grant County Commission District 3 Ron Hall (D) and Trent Petty (R)
    Grant County Clerk Lucy Whitmarsh (R) and Robert Zamarripa (D)
    Sponsored by the Grant County Democratic Party and WNMU Miller Library student organizations to raise issues in the upcoming election.
    Candidates and information on hand at 6 pm.  Pot Luck Dinner follows… Bring something Yummy.

Friday 19 October 2012

  • Gila EDA Roundtable
    8 am / Grant County Conference Center – Fort Bayard Room
  • Enchilada Plate
    11am – 6pm / Knights of Columbus Hall – 301 N Swan Street / Eat In or Carry Out
  • Grant County Art Guild Fall Harvest Art Reception
    3pm – 5 pm / Sun Valley Do It Center’s Stove and Fountain Room / To open the Guild’s new exhibit with a Southwestern theme.  Refreshments and door prizes
  • The Play’s The Thing
    Dinner at 6 – play 7:15 pm / Old Elks Lodge – 315 Texas at Market / “A delightful, almost-naughty comedy” presented by Raging Thespians Dinner Theater.  Limited seating, reservations required.  Tickets at Raven’s Nest, Alotta Gelato and Curious Kumquat.  Through Saturday 20 October.
  • Diane’s Parlor
    Loose Blues Band
  • WNMU Volleyball vs Colorado
    School of Mines / 7 pm /
  • How to Get a Job at a Major Research University, Feed Your Family for Thirty-two Years, While Producing Nothing of Any Economic Value
    7 pm / WNMU Harlan Hall / Presentation by Dr Kelly Allred, discussing his long career studying the flora of New Mexico.  Dr Allred is professor emeritus from the Range Department and current director of the Range Herbarium at NMSU. Program of Gila Native Plant Society.  Free and open to the public.  Refreshments follow.
  • Buckhorn Saloon
    Pinos Altos / Steve Reynolds from Flagstaff, AZ playing finger style guitar
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    9 pm / Opera House – Pinos Altos / Performed by Virus Theater.  Costumes encouraged.  Prop bags available for purchase at door.  Tickets at Yada Yada Yarn, Dandelion Wish, Buckhorn Saloon.  Adult content.

Saturday 20 October 2012

  • WNMU Open House
    8am – 11:45 am / For prospective students and their families, to showcase university academic offerings, student life, and campus tour.
  • Hurley Pride – Copper Country Holiday Bazaar
    9am – 5 pm,  Hurley Community Center, 312 Carrasco St.  Pancake breakfast, 8-10 am.  Food, specialty vendors, demonstrations, gift items, jumping balloon.
  • Silver City Farmers’ Market
    8:30 am – 12 pm / Main Street Plaza – 7th St and Main, next to Big Ditch Park and San Vicente Creek / Loose Blues Band from  9:30am – 11:30 am.
  • 2nd Annual National Archaeology Day
    Gila Cliff Dwellings. Workshops at Gla Visitor Center, at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm on  the basics of archeology, with various hands-on demonstrations and a tour of the TJ site.
  • Serenity Acres Horse Rescue Open House
    10am – 2 pm / Serenity Acres – 12 Shasta Street.  Horseback rides, rock painting, face painting and roping.  BBQ chicken, burgers, beverages and sweet treats.  590.4843
  • Couples Workshop
    11am – 2pm / New Church of the SW Desert – 1300 N Bennett Street / Free workshop facilitated by Rev Dr Sky Paradise, discussing communication, conflict resolution, stages of a relationship, and re-romanticizing a committed relationship / Bring sandwich for lunch. Donations welcome.  519.2579
  • WNMU Mustangs Football vs. Adams State College
    12 pm / WNMU /
  • Indian Hills Neighborhood Watch Meeting
    1 pm / Unitarian Universalist Assembly Hall – 3845 N Swan / Grant County Commission District 3 candidates Ron Hall and Trent Petty / Also, preparations for spring brush pick-up project in Indian Hills.
  • Purses for Every Occasion Auction and Dessert Extravaganza
    1-4 pm / Presbyterian Church – 1915 N Swan Street / Sponsored by PEO Chapters.  An auction of new, nearly new and unique purses; silent auction of art, crafts, and signed books by local artists, as well as collectibles and antiques.  A lovely afternoon in good company.  Tickets $10 from PEO members or at the door.  313.7094 / 538.3919.
  • Book Signing
    2pm / Silver City Museum / Copper Mining in Santa Rita, NM 1801 – 1886 with local author Helen Lundwall
  • The Play’s The Thing
    Dinner at 6 – play 7:15 pm / Old Elks Lodge – 315 Texas at Market / “A delightful, almost-naughty comedy” presented by Raging Thespians Dinner Theater.  Limited seating, reservations required.  Tickets at Raven’s Nest, Alotta Gelato and Curious Kumquat.  Final Performance
  • Diane’s Parlor
    Tom Naples
  • WNMU Volleyball vs Colorado Christian University
    7 pm / WNMU /
  • Buckhorn Saloon
    Pinos Altos / Steve Reynolds from Flagstaff, AZ playing finger style guitar

Sunday 21 October 2012

  • Student Life at WNMU
    10 am /  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – 3845 N Swan Street / With Dr Isaac Brundage, VP for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at WNMU.  Childcare provided.  Visitors welcome.  Light refreshments following service.  538.0101
  • Isaac’s
    Noon / LGBTQ Brunch
  • Isaac’s
    Noon – 2 pm / David Nelson at the Piano
  • Diane’s Parlor
    4pm / Open Mic


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