Community Calendar / 11 March 2014

Tuesday 11 March 2014

  • Grant County Commission Work Session
    9am / Grant County Admin Center – 1400 Hwy 180 East / Tire derived fuel presentation and County reports
  • 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
  • Silver City Food Co-op March Community Forum
    Noon – 1pm /  Co-op Community Room – End of 6th Street at The Big Ditch / A presentation by members of the community who attended the 2014 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference / All community forums are free and open to everyone / 388.2343
  • Silver City Town Council
    6pm / Grant County Admin Center – 1400 Hwy 180 East / Election results / Continental Divide Trail Coalition gateway Community Designation / Special Dispenser Permit for Rotary Auction / Transfer of property WNMU and Silver City / Budget adjustment / Click here (http://townofsilvercity NULL.org/r/agendas_minutes_and_video NULL.php) for the ToSC agendas, minutes, etc

Wednesday 12 March 2014

  • Gin Rummy
    1pm / Yankie Creek Coffee House – 112 West Yankie Street / Everyone invited
  • 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 / Free / 388.1198
  • Bayard Al-Anon
    6pm / Santa Clara Senior Center – 107 East Street / Meets on Wednesdays / 537.3141
  • Trivia Night
    7pm / Little Toad Creek – Bullard & Broadway / Every Wednesday with quizmaster Josh White / No cover / Prizes of gift certificates for $15 & $25 / Teams of six people, max

Thursday 13 March 2014

  • Grant County Commission
    9am / Grant County Admin Center – 1400 Hwy 180 East / Yearly report on Grant County Surveillance Program / Letter designating Mimbres Film LLC / Intergovernmental transfer of K9 unit from Sierra County / Resolution #R-14-09 / 2014 Maintained Roads / Colonias Infrastructure Project / Bid for Cliff Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall Addition
  • Silver City Food Co-op Community Forum
    Noon – 1pm / Co-op Community Room / A presentation by members of the community who attended the 2014 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference / All community forums are free and open to everyone / 388.2343
  • Play Therapy & Your Family
    5pm – 7pm / Grant County Business & Conference Center – 3031 Hwy 180 East / Vicki Allen, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, gives an overview of play therapy and sand tray therapy / Free
  • The Southwest NM Green Chamber
    5:30pm / Shevek & Company – 602 N Bullard St /Jon Saari, Grant County Manager will be the guest speaker / Drinks and food are Dutch Treat
  • Republican Party of Grant County Potluck
    6pm / 3 Rio De Arenas Road – 180 East of Silver City / 2nd Thursday of each month / Republicans from across Grant County are encouraged to attend
  • Rolling Stone Gem and Mineral Society
    6pm – 8pm / Silver City Senior Center – 204 W Victoria Street / Dawn Bell leads a workshop on how to get started in Basic Wire Wrapping for jewelry making / Includes projects in various stages of completion to demonstrate the techniques / Tools, wire and reference books for wire wrapping provided / Begins w/ potluck dinner / Bring plates, utensils and a dish to share / 534.1393 – rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com (http://rollingstonesgms NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)

Friday 14 March 2014

  • Southwest Regional Non-Profit Resource Conference
    7:30am – Registration / 8:30am – 3:45pm Conference  /
    Grant County Business & Conference Ctr – 3031 Hwy 180 East / Better, Stronger, Together: Uniting the Non-Profit Sector / Workshops, networking and curbside consulting / Free / Lunch available / Register by March 7 / research.net/s/SWRnonprofit – 388.1198
  • Silver City Woman’s Club
    10:30am / 411 Silver Heights Blvd / Featured speaker from Edwards Jones on retirement investing / Pam – 534.0313
  • Museum Volunteer Social
    1pm / Silver City Museum Annex – 302 West Broadway / Come and meet volunteers and learn about how you can be involved
  • St Patrick’s Day Craft Class for Kids
    3:30pm – 5pm / Bayard Public Library – 1112 Central Avenue /  Please remember that children aged 9 or younger must be accompanied by an adult care-giver while at the library
  • Greg and Charlie
    6pm – 9pm / Diane’s Parlor – 501 N Bullard / Original folk and favorite folk-rock covers / Free
  • Concert Band of the Southwest – Fantasy, Fire! And Folk
    7pm / WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater / Bandleader David Kendrick presents their spring concert / Selection of Gershwin, Fantasy Adventure, Broadway, Swing and Cajun music / Free / 388.7874 – concertbandofthesw@gmail.com
  • Twisted Vine Refugee Support Group
    7:30pm / Old Elk’s Club – Texas Street at Market / The Roadrunners / Tix at door

Saturday 15 March 2014

  • The Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society Field Trip
    8am / Visitor’s Center – Hudson Street / Traveling south again this month to look for “candy” rock rhyolite, a beautiful cabbing material / Sign in and connect with rides / Please bring lunch, lots of water, chairs, field glasses and a camera / Leaves by 8:30am / 388.2010 or rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com (http://rollingstonesgms NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)
  • Basic Landscaping Principles
    9am – Noon / WNMU Campus / James Fitzgerald presents a class and field trip on basic landscaping principles / Sponsored by Gila Native Plant Society / Series 22 Feb – 5 Apr / 602.810.8059 or gilanps.org (http://www NULL.gilanps NULL.org/)
  • 60th Anniversary of the Salt of the Earth
    Salt of the Earth is the landmark film based on the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Mine here in Grant County by Hispanic workers on safety, housing and wage issues, equality with Anglo workers and the demand to be treated with dignity by management / It is doubly significant as the film makers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era
    9:45 – 10am / Bus transportation available from Grant County Business & Conference Center
    10am – 10:45am / Coffee reception at USW Local 9424 Union Hall – Bayard
    11am – 1pm / Historic site bus tour of the area including strike locations
    1:30pm / USW sponsored lunch and speakers
  • Then and Now:
    Salt of the Earth 60th Anniversary Celebration
    4pm – 7pm / WNMU – Fine Arts Center Theater / Six local acts – whose original music was selected for a short film promoting Grant County recently – will perform / Greg Renfro will both host and perform along with Melanie Zipin / Dale Rucklos / Rhythm Mystic / Bayou Seco / Andrew Dahl-Bredine / Mike Moutoux / Luis Quiñones /
    Panel discussion From Women’s Auxiliary to Women of Steel /
    Screening of the film – Salt of the Earth
    505.455.2853 – lindasylvester@msn.com
  • Medicare Workshop
    Noon / Santa Clara Senior Center / Medicare Preventive Services, Fraud information, and Medicare Savings Programs

Friday 21 March 2014

  • Fourth Annual Home & Garden Expo
    Noon – 8pm / Grant County Business and Conference Center – 3031 Hwy 180 E / Gardening workshops / A Student Garden Expo / The Silver City Food Co-op’s Annual Seed Share / Local Home & Garden Vendors / Enjoy lunch and refreshments, and enter a raffle to win prizes / Kids under 12 are free and all classes are included with admission / Benefit for the SC Farmer’s Market / 388.2343
  • Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines
    7:30pm / Buckhorn Opera House / Mimbres Region Arts Council Indie – Folk Series  / 538.2505 or mimbresarts.org (http://www NULL.mimbresarts NULL.org/)

Saturday 22 March 2014

  • Fourth Annual Home & Garden Expo
    9am – 4pm / Grant County Business and Conference Center – 3031 Hwy 180 E / Gardening workshops / A Student Garden Expo / The Silver City Food Co-op’s Annual Seed Share / Local Home & Garden Vendors / Enjoy lunch and refreshments, and enter a raffle to win prizes / Free / 388.2343
  • Pottery Sale
    9am – 3pm / 614 N Bullard / A great selection of pottery and clay art works donated by WNMU students and faculty, something for everyone / All proceeds to be used for the benefit the WNMU clay program
  • Pushing the Limits
    10am / Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Ave / Dr Lynn Haugen, assistant professor of biology at WNMU will lead a discussion based on Jean Auel: The Land of the Painted Caves film and books / Dr Haugen specializes in the study of amphibians and reptiles, particularly frogs and toads / The Pushing the Limits is a national program developed by a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers funded by the National Science Foundation / 538.3672 or lgalloway@silvercitymail.com
  • Lady Mustang Softball vs Colorado Springs
    Noon – 2pm / Mustang Softball Field
  • 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, and dress warmly in layers / Free / healthcouncilgc@gmail.com and include the following information:

    • Event name
    • Date and time
    • Location with physical address
    • Short description if desired
    • Cost, if any
    • Contact name / phone / email / URL

    If you have a recurring event, please send monthly notices which should include the date(s) and requested information from above.

    Note that the list is compiled from list serve participants, various community calendars, and area postings. GCCHC and GMCR do not take responsibility for any missing/incorrect events and we retain the right to exclude unsuitable events.

    For additional info contact Kendra Milligan / Public Relations Liaison / Grant County Community Health Council / 388.1198 x10 / healthcouncilgc@gmail.com

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