Community Calendar / 22 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 (http://grantcountynm NULL.com/grant_county_nm_info NULL.php?CID=6hkpj) (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.


Monday 22 October 2012

  • Bayard City Council
    Bayard City Hall / 1:30pm Work session / 2pm Council Meeting 2 pm / 537.3327
  • Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible
    WNMU Miller Library / 2:30 pm / DVD and discussion led by WNMU Ombudsperson Dr Kathie Gilbert.  Part of Diversity Week activities.
  • Historic Waterworks Building Cleanup
    4 pm / 2nd Fl Conference Room,
    City Hall Annex 1203 N Hudson Street
    The Town of Silver City intends to apply for a Brownfields Cleanup Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for lead/asbestos/bat guano abatement at the historic Waterworks building.  A short presentation on the Waterworks and the proposed cleanup project will be given. Public input is needed for the grant application.
  • Gila Regional Strategic Facility Plan Project
    Bayard Community Center  / 5-6:30 pm / Presentation by Gila Regional Hospital CEO Brian Bentley
  • Buckhorn
    Pinos Altos / Open Mic

Tuesday 23 October 2012

  • Grant County Commission Work Session
    Commissioners’ Meeting Room / 9 am / Grant Co Admin Center, 1400 Hwy 180E / 574.0006
  • Historic Mining District Tour
    10am / Bayard City Hall, 800 Central Avenue
    Learn about the mining history in and around Bayard / Reservations.  537.3327
  • Souper Tuesday
    11:30am – 1pm / First Methodist Church – 300 W College
    Each week features a meat-based soup and a vegetarian soup, all homemade, with bread and beverage for $6. Fundraiser for Bridge Community, planned senior living facility
  • Town & Country Garden Club
    1 pm / Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd – Texas and 7 Streets
    Members may bring and display or demonstrate their special craft projects. Guests  welcome / 534.4750
  • Silver City-Grant County TEA Party Patriots
    6 pm / Red Barn Steakhouse
  • Town of Silver City Council Meeting
    6 pm / Grant Co Admin Center – 1400 Hwy 180E
    On the agenda: Public hearing on small brewer liquor license for Q’s Bistro.  Waterworks cleanup application; contract for Alex Brown; appointment to Museum Board.  Other business. 538.3731
  • The Nigerian Experience
    6:30pm / WNMU Miller Library
    Presentation on Nigerian traditions and attire.  Part of Diversity Week activities
  • Compassionate Friends of Grant County
    6:30pm – 8 pm / Episcopal Church, 7th and Texas Streets
    A network of support, friendship and understanding to bereaved families who have experienced the death of a child / 313.7362
  • Black Student Organization Open Forum
    7- 8:30 pm / WNMU Student Memorial Bldg – 3d floor
    Part of Diversity Week activities
  • Book Reading & Artistic Showcase: The Snake & The Seven Rings
    7 pm / Silco Theater – 311 N. Bullard Street.  Portland author and artist and former SC MainStreet manager Frank Milan reads from his book, a high fantasy story set in the mythic past. The Artistic Showcase features the music CD, “What It Is,” created with Ed Teja, art cards, and “B-Movies” postcard comics, as well as display animation storyboards.  534.9005
  • Diane’s Parlor
    6-8 pm / Scott performs every Tuesday

Wednesday, October 24

  • Practical Insights for Employers (PIE) Conference
    9 am – 2pm / Commissioners’ Room – Grant County Administration Bldg – 1400 Hwy 180 E
    Presenters from local, state, and federal agencies will provide valuable information  on topics including: Employment Law, Unemployment Insurance Taxes, Wage & Hour Issues, Workers Compensation, and more. Free. Open to all businesses.  Sponsored by Silver City Workforce Connection Center / 538.3737 / bonita.zelinko@state.nm.us (bonita NULL.zelinko null@null state NULL.nm NULL.us)
  • United Arab Emirates and Arabic Culture
    Noon / WNMU Miller Library
    A view into Arabic culture by Dr Jeffrey Hill, who taught there.  Part of Diversity Week activities
  • The Myth of Sustainability
    Noon / Wellness Coalition – 409 N Bullard Street / Brown Bag lunch series with Nikki Zeuner / Discussing the term and the concept of sustainability for non profit organizations / 534.0665 x231 / wellnesscoalition.org (http://wellnesscoalition NULL.org)
  • Free Legal Advice
    1-5 pm / WNMU Global Resource Center
    Attorney presentations and private consultations. Topics include family law, guardianships, public benefits denial, consumer protection, bankruptcy and foreclosure, landlord/tenant, and estate planning.  Bilingual attys available. Presented by Sixth District Pro Bono Committee and NM Legal Aid
    Silver City Cemetery Board
    1:30pm / Public Works Admin Bldg – 610 E 8th Street
    Public welcome. 534.6346
  • Town of Silver City Design Review Committee
    2pm / City Hall Annex – 12 & Hudson Streets
    On the agenda: Certificate of Compliance for 1)  shed/garage addition at 908 N Grant Street.  Applicant: Jeff Reese. 2)  additions to 712 W 8 St.  Applicant: Sharyn MacDonald. 3) Mural Permit at 416 Silver Heights Blvd.  Applicant: Diana Ingalls Leyba for Mimbres Region Arts Council. Community/Public Input / 534.6348
  • Smoke Signals: Wayward Journies Through the Old Heart of the New West
    6pm / Diane’s Parlor / Book reading with local author and WNMU alum M. John Fayhee
  • Progressive Voters Alliance of Grant County / PVA-GC
    7 pm / Silco Theater – 311 N Bullard Street
    General Meeting – Anyone welcome to present a 2-minute talk on an issue of importance to you.   “Your two minutes, your two cents.”  pvac-gc.org (http://pvac-gc NULL.org)
  • Buckhorn Saloon
    Pinos Altos / The Oversouls / 538.9911

Thursday, October 25

  • Grant County Commission Meeting
    9am / Commissioners’ Meeting Room – Grant Co Admin Center – 1400 Hwy 180E. Full agenda in previous day’s Daily Press
  • Lunch w/ Senator Tom Udall
    11:30am – 1 pm / Democratic Party Campaign HQ – Bullard & Pope Streets
    Free and open to all
  • Natural History of the Gila Symposium
    1-5 pm / WNMU Global Resource Center
    1:30 – Keynote address by Senator Tom Udall.  About the Gila River / talks by first rate researchers, authors, resource managers / Public invited / Registration requested / gilasymposium.org (http://gilasymposium NULL.org) / kbeck@signalpeak.net (kbeck null@null signalpeak NULL.net)
  • Gila Regional Strategic Facility Plan Project
    5-6:30 pm / Silco Theatre, 311 N Bullard St.  Presentation by Gila Regional Hospital CEO Brian Bentley / grmc.org (http://grmc NULL.org)
  • Diane’s Parlor
    Farhad plays Spanish guitar
  • Banned Books in America
    6:30 pm / WNMU Miller Library
    Part of Diversity Week activities

Friday 26 October 2012

  • Natural History of the Gila Symposium
    9 am – 5:30 pm / WNMU Global Resource Center
    9:25 – Keynote address by Dr Randy Jennings:  The Upper Gila River through the Eyes of a Frog / About the Gila River – talks by first rate researchers, authors, resource managers / Public invited / Registration requested / gilasymposium.org (http://gilasymposium NULL.org) / kbeck@signalpeak.net (kbeck null@null signalpeak NULL.net)
  • Grant County Trails Group
    10 am / Grant County Community Health Council – 214 Black Street
  • Halloween Grand Opening
    10am – 10pm / Faywood Hot Springs – 165 Hwy 61
    Open house, walking tours, live music, kids’ activities, trick or treating, costume contest / 536.9663
  • Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees
    Noon / GRMC Board Room / Regular meeting – Public invited. Agenda – 538.4090
  • Gay/Lesbian/Transgender/Bisexual Presentation
    1pm – 2:30pm / WNMU Student Memorial Bldg – 3d floor / Followed by Q&A / Part of Diversity Week activities
  • Stereotypes and Statistics
    3pm – 4:30pm / WNMU Miller Library
    Discussion by WNMU Scholar in Residence Dr Felipe Ortego y Gasca / Part of Diversity Week activities
  • Diane’s Parlor
    Music from Tom Naples
  • ACLU of NM, SW Chapter Annual Meeting and Songwriter Competition
    6:30pm / Silver City Woman’s Club – 1715 Silver Heights Blvd
    On the topic of voting rights – Speakers include Senator Howie Morales and County Clerk Robert Zamarippa / Musical entertainment and light refreshments – Open to all / 388.2004 / aclu_swnm@q.com (aclu_swnm null@null q NULL.com)
  • Buckhorn Saloon
    Pinos Altos
    Sean Ashby – singer and guitarist for Sarah McLachlan
  • Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra
    7:30 pm / WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre
    James Houlik, featured guest artist, is recognized as the leading tenor saxophone performer in the world / Mimbres Region Arts Council performing arts series – $25, $5 students under 17 / mimbresarts.org (http://mimbresarts NULL.org) / 538.2505
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    9 pm / Opera House – Pinos Altos
    Performed by Virus Theater.   Costumes encouraged.  Prop bags available at door /  Tickets at Yada Yada Yarn, Dandelion Wish, Buckhorn Saloon / Adult content / virustheater.com (http://virustheater NULL.com)

Saturday 27 October 2012

  • Silver City Farmers’ MarketLast Market of the Year!
    8:30 am – Noon / Main Street Plaza – 7th Street & Main, next to Big Ditch Park
    Greg and Jean perform from 9:30 – 11:30 am
  • Community Workshop: Draft Greenways Master Plan
    9 am  / The Farmers’ Market
    What do you want to see for Big Ditch Park and the Farmer’s Market Plaza / View the plans and add your comments
  • Tennis Clinic
    9:30am – 11am / WNMU Tennis Court / Sponsored by WNMU tennis teams for people of all ages and skill levels / A fundraiser for the teams- $8.00 / Every Saturday as long as weather holds
  • Halloween Grand Opening
    10am – 10pm / Faywood Hot Springs – 165 Hwy 61
    Open house, walking tours, live music, kids’ activities, trick or treating, costume contest / 536.9663
  • A Day With the Raptors
    10:30 am / Bayard Public Library – 1112 Central Avenue
    A live raptor demonstration and discussion with falconer James Rodgers / Catch a Harris hawk and golden eagle in action / 537.6244
  • WNMU In Your Community
    11am – 2pm / Santa Clara City Hall building – Bayard Avenue
    Food, games, information booths and music by DJ Milligram / 538.6336
  • Community Workshop: Draft Greenways Master
    1 pm / Silco Theatre
    What do you want to see for Big Ditch Park and the Farmer’s Market Plaza? View the plans and add your comments
  • Enchanted Legends & Lores of New Mexico
    2 pm / Silver City Museum Annex – 302 W Broadway
    Book signing w/ Ray John de Argon / 538.5921 / silvercitymuseum.org (http://silvercitymuseum NULL.org)
  • Santa Clara Halloween Carnival
    2-6pm / Santa Clara Parish – 207 S Bayard Street
    Trunk or Treat, games, booths, cake walk, costume contest, More / Free
  • Diane’s Parlor
    Loose Blues Band
  • Buckhorn Saloon
    Pinos Altos / Sean Ashby – singer and guitarist for Sarah McLachlan
  • Halloween Extravaganza
    9pm / Buckhorn Opera House – Pinos Altos
    Costume contest, Sonidero verbo ala, DJ Emtron & Bala / 538.9911

Sunday, October 28

  • Isaac’s
    Noon / LGBTQ Brunch
  • Isaac’s
    Noon – 2pm / David Nelson at the Piano
  • Museum Society Annual Meeting and Chautauqua
    1 pm Women’s Club, 1715 Silver Heights Blvd / 1pm Performance of Centennial by Van Ann Moore, bringing alive five of New Mexico’s most historically influential figures / 2:30pm Meeting / Public invited – Donations appreciated
  • Diane’s Parlor
    4pm / Open Mic
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