Community Calendar /
14 February 2014

Friday 14 February 2014

  • Love Songs with Greg and Jean
    Noon – 1pm / Gila Regional Medical Center – The entrance to the cafeteria – 1313 E 32nd Street
  • Writing At Western
    3pm / Miller Library / Celebrate WNMU writers with readings by faculty and staff / An updated bibliography of published works by WNMU writers will be presented
  • Silver City Woman’s Club Annual Valentine’s Dinner
    6pm / Awesome appetizers and punch / Dinner begins at 6:30 / The annual event is catered by the Woman’s Club Kitchen Committee / All net proceeds go to the Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund / Door prizes for all attendees / Vera – 534.0505
  • Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance
    7pm – 1am / VFW Post 3347 – Arenas Valley – Hwy 180 & Yucca St / Hector Carrillo entertains / Sweet treats and desserts / Door prizes / ID required / All members and guests welcome
  • Twisted Vine Refugees Support Group
    7:30pm / Old Elk’s Club – Texas St Entrance / Music by Rhythm Mystic and Brandon Perrault / Members encouraged to bring a small dessert to share for Valentine’s Day buffet

Saturday 15 February 2014

  • Grant County Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society Field Trip
    Meet at 8am – Leave at 8:30am / WalMart Parking Lot – Southside / Kilbourne Volcano Hole – One of the best sites in the country to hunt peridot / Sign up and double up for rides as the trip will take about 8 hours / Bring lots of water, lunch, cameras, binoculars and chairs / 388.2010 /
  • Whys, Whens and Hows of Proper Pruning
    10am – 2pm / Arborist Cheyenne Thomas will teach pruning with instruction, demonstration and participant practice / Hosted by Home and Garden Inspiration / Class is limited / Fee / Register at  or 534.0123
  • 9 Breath Method and Prayer Circle with Martha K Everett
    11am –12:30pm / Integrative Health and Wellness Center – 310 W 6th Street / Detailed lesson on the 9-Breath Method, followed by the Prayer Circle / All proceeds will be donated to The Grant County Community Food Pantry / 388.2098 or
  • Reading Featuring Poet Laureate Bonnie Buckley Maldonado & Elise Stuart
    2pm / Bayard Public Library – 1112 Central Avenue / Love Poems
  • Donald B, Bobbie T  & Becky B
    2pm – 4pm / Yankie Creek Coffee House / Folk, Pop and a bit of blues as well / Free

Sunday 16 February 2014

  • Benefit Breakfast for the Silco Theater Renovations
    8am / 1301 N Swan Street – Knights of Columbus Hall / VVA Chapter 358 – the Leatherheads Motorcycle Club / Pancakes, hash browns, eggs and bacon or sausage
  • What Does Prayer Do?
    10am / Unitarian Universalist Feloowship Hall – 3845 N Swan Street / Presentation by Rev Angela Herrera / How do you do it when God does not have ears or is not a relevant concept in your life? / Rev Herrera is the Associate Minister at First Unitarian Church in Albuquerque and has a Master of Divinity from Harvard / Author of the Skinner House meditation manual Reaching for the Sun / Copies of her book will be available / Coffee and conversation follow
  • Late Afternoon Fundraising Dinner
    4pm / First United Methodists Church – 300 W College Ave / Music by WNMU Professor Danny Reyes / Pasta, salad, bread, dessert and beverage / Benefits Bridge Community – a project to bring a continuum of care senior living facility here / 538.5754 or 534.4523

Monday 17 February 2014

  • Silver City New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
    12:05pm / First Presbyterian Church – 1915 N Swan Street / Meets on Mondays / 537.3141
  • Laughter Club
    12:15pm – 12:45pm / Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd – Texas & 7th Streets / Use the physical act of laughter to enhance your health / No jokes are used but lots of breathing, laughing and clapping / Laughter relaxes the body and mind and protects the heart, boosts your immune system, improves your mood and even relieves stress / Sponsored by the Active & Alive program / Free / Mary Ann Finn – 388.0243 / Meets the first, third and fifth Monday of the month

Tuesday 18 February 2014

  • The Silver City Rotary Club Luncheon
    Noon / WNMU Student Memorial Building – 2nd floor – Sunset Room / A speaker will talk about issues of community interest / Guests are welcome / Lunch available
  • Ayurveda: Healing Body & Soul
    1:30pm / Silver City Food Coop Community Room / February Community Forum taught by Athena Wolf of La Curandera Remedies / Free & open to everyone / Tea and light refreshments served / 388.2343
  • Colonias Infrastructure Public Meeting
    3pm / Santa Clara City Hall – 105 N Bayard St / Solicit and discuss input on Colonias and the 2015 funding cycle that makes $14 million available / A Colonias is defined as a rural community of 25,000 or less that is located within 150 miles of the US – Mexico Border / We have 38 Colonias in Grant County / Input can be sent by 21 February / Town of Silver City – PO Box 1188 – Silver City, NM 88062 – Attn: Peter Pena
  • Nelson’s Open Mic
    5pm / WNMU Mustang Dining Hall / Read, sing or play what inspires you
  • Meditation for Everyone!
    5:30pm – 6:15pm / Billy Casper Wellness Center education rooms / A new 6-class series Be Here Now starts on 18 February and runs for six consecutive Tuesdays / Attend one, some, or all six classes / Free and open to the public / 313.4087
  • The Sloan Digital Sky Survey:
    A View from the Observatory
    6:30pm / WNMU Student Memorial Bldg – 3rd Floor – Across from coffee shop / Stephanie Snedden, PhD discusses the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) / A major multi-band imaging and spectroscopic astronomical survey based at Apache Point / A brief history of the SDSS, an overview of the major scientific results, and about what it was like to spend night after night “on the mountain” for more than a decade / Free / Kathy – 

Wednesday 19 February 2014

  • Curbside Consulting
    9am – Noon / Center for Health Innovation / 902 Santa Rita Street – 2nd floor conference room / Consulting services for existing or aspiring nonprofit organizations / Free / Lisa Jimenez – 534.0101 x2108 –
  • Silver Adult Care Services (SACS) Annual Meeting
    11:15am / Millie’s Assisted Living – 600 N Hudson Street
  • Gila Regional Medical Center: Men and Their Plumbing
    Noon – 1pm / WNMU Global Resource Center – ABC Conference Room – 12th & Kentucky / Urologist Dr Amos Lash holds a discussion at a WILL Lunch and Learn / Free / 538.4870
  • Gin Rummy
    1pm / Yankie Creek Coffee House – 112 W Yankie Street at Texas / Everyone invited / Free
  • Senior Life Cycle
    3:30pm / Health Council office – 214 N  Black Street / Community group dedicated to raising the quality of life for seniors in Grant County / 388.1198 /
  • Bayard Al-Anon
    6pm / Santa Clara Senior Center – 107 East Street – Santa Clara / Meets on Wednesdays / 537.3141
  • Grant County Prostate Support Group
    6:30pm / GRMC Conference Room – 1313 E 32nd Street / Current patients, survivors, and those at-risk for prostate cancer are encouraged to attend / Dave 388.2331
  • Navajo Weaving in the 19th Century
    7pm / Silver City Woman’s Club – 411 Silver Heights Blvd / Following 6 pm business meeting / Come early for seating / The Grant County Archaeological Society hosts a presentation by Ann Lane Hedlund – retired museum curator and anthropology professor at the University of Arizona
  • Trivia Night
    7pm / Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery – Broadway and Bullard / Every Wednesday with quizmaster Josh White / Food and Refreshments available / no cover charge / Prizes of gift certificates for $15 and $25 / Team of six people max

Thursday 20 February 2014

  • Newcomers Club of Grant County
    11am / Elk’s Club – 4051 Hwy 90 & Ridge Rd / Tom Hester speaks on Local Historical Figures / The Newcomers Club is seeking the participation of new arrivals to our area, as well as those who are long-standing members of our community / Linda Sylvester 480.518.5839 or
  • Ayurveda: Healing Body & Soul
    1:30pm / Silver City Food Coop Community Room / February Community Forum /  taught by Athena Wolf of La Curandera Remedies / Free & open to everyone / Tea and light refreshments served / 388.2343
  • Disguises Of Discrimination
    6pm / WNMU’s Miller Library / A panel discussion featuring guest speakers

Friday 21 February 2014

  • Gila Economic Development Alliance Roundtable
    8am – 10am / Grant County Admin Center – 1400 Hwy 180 East / President of the Grant County Prospectors, Kim Clark, reports on Grant County Day at the Legislative Session / Alex Ocheltree reports on Tavern License proposed at the Legislature / Open to the Public / Free
  • Greg and Charlie
    6pm – 9pm / Diane’s Parlor – 501 N Bullard St / Original folk and favorite folk rock covers
  • Gila Native Plant Society:
    Climate Change in Southwest New Mexico
    7pm / WNMU Harlan Hall – 12th Street – Room 110 – upstairs / Observations on weather changes from the National Park Service that may be related to climate change effects / Renée West discusses where we go from here / West has spent 24 years in the National Park Service and one year in the US Forest Service. She has a master of science degree in Botany from ASU and is president of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico /

Saturday 22 February 2014

  • Pushing the Limits Series
    10am / Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Avenue / Dr Lynn Haugen, assistant professor of biology at WNMU, will lead a discussion on film and books / Dr Haugen specializes in the study of amphibians and reptiles, particularly frogs and toads /  Pushing the Limits is a national program developed by a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers with generous funding from the National Science Foundation / 538.3672 or
  • Native Plants Landscaping
    10am – Noon / WNMU Campus / Local grower Tricia Hurley presents a slide show and outdoor tour of Native Landscape Plants / Sponsored by Gila Native Plant Society / Register at 602.810.8059 or
  • Harry Benjamin Art Auction
    1pm / WNMU Global Resource Center Auditorium – 12th & Florida Streets / All proceeds to benefit WNMU Expressive Arts Department
  • Greg and Jean
    2pm – 4pm / Yankie Creek Coffee House / Love songs, cosmic rock, and other classic folk rock favorites
  • Astronomical Observations at the City of Rocks
    Sunset / City of Rocks / Please use only red flashlights, approach the Orion Group Campsite with only your auto’s parking lights / Dress warmly in layers / Free /
  • Umi Garrett: Piano Prodigy
    7:30pm / WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater / Presented by the Grant County Community Concert Association / Just 13 years of age, Umi is an established artist, has toured internationally and won numerous piano competitions / Selections from Chopin to Gershwin / Tickets at Alotta Gelato, Western Stationers or at the door /  538.5862 or

Sunday 23 February 2014

  • Life of a King
    7pm / WNMU Global Resource Center Auditorium / Film screening of the 2013 release Life of A King / Special guest appearance by actor Carlton Byrd

Monday 24 February 2014

  • Silver City New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
    12:05pm / First Presbyterian Church – 1915 N Swan Street / Meets on Mondays / 537.3141

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