Community Calendar / 14 March 2014

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 / – 388.1198
  • Medicare Info
    9am – 11am / HMS La Vida – 110 W 11th St / Volunteers available for Medicare questions / Applications for medication assistance / 534.0248
  • 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 –
  • 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 (http://rollingstonesgms NULL.blogspot
  • 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 (http://www NULL.gilanps
  • Music of White Signal
    2pm – 4pm / Yankie Creek Coffee House – Corner of Texas and Yankie Streets
  • 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 –
  • 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
  • Greg Renfro and Kevin Compton
    6pm – 9pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard / Original folk and favorite folk rock covers / Free

Wednesday 19 March 2014

  • Medicare Info
    9am – 11am / HMS La Vida – 110 W 11th St / Volunteers available for Medicare questions / Applications for medication assistance / 534.0248
  • Gin Rummy
    1pm / Yankie Creek Coffee House – 112 W Yankie Street at Texas / Everyone invited / Free
  • Museum Nights
    5:30pm / WNMU Museum – Fleming Hall – 2nd Floor Lecture Room / Katie Baustian, PhD Candidate, UNLV / Somewhere between Indiana Jones and Bone: Bioarcheology and Contributions to Mimbres Research / Free
  • Bayard Al-Anon
    6pm / Santa Clara Senior Center – 107 East Street – Santa Clara / Meets on Wednesdays / 537.3141
  • Progressive Voters Alliance
    6:30pm / Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall – 3845 N Swan St / Review of the recent NM Legislative session / Updates on the Gila River diversion proposal / Review of the recent election results / A perspective on the upcoming county primary / Celebration of Lynda Aimen-Smith and Lupe Cano’s election to the Silver City Council / Snacks and refreshments
  • Trivia Night
    7pm / Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery – Broadway and Bullard / Every Wednesday with quizmaster Josh White / No cover charge / Prizes of gift certificates for $15 and $25 / Teams of six people max or join a team

Thursday 20 March 2014

  • Newcomers Club of Grant County
    11am / Woman’s Club – 411 Silver Heights Blvd / They invite participation of new arrivals to our area – as well as those who are long-standing members of our community / Please attend and make new friends / Linda Sylvester 480.518.5839 or
  • Medicare Workshop
    Noon / Santa Clara Senior Center / Medicare Preventive Services, Fraud information, and Medicare Savings Programs


Friday 21 March 2014

  • Medicare Info
    9am – 11am / HMS La Vida – 110 W 11th St / Volunteers available for Medicare questions / Applications for medication assistance / 534.0248
  • 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
  • Incredible Edibles from the Sonoran & Neighboring Desert
    7pm / WNMU Harlan Hall Room 110 – 12th St / Gila Native Plant Society hosts Martha Ames (Muffin) Burgess / Through Flor de Mayo ( (http://www NULL.flordemayoarts Muffin offers traditional native foods and teaches the skills and joys of desert living / Her video Cuisine of the Desert: Foraging for Cholla Buds / (http://savorthesouthwest NULL.wordpress
  • Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines
    7:30pm / Buckhorn Opera House / Mimbres Region Arts Council Indie – Folk Series  / 538.2505 or (http://www NULL.mimbresarts

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
  • San Patricio Trail 10,000
    9am / Starts & finishes at the Orion Group Area at City of Rocks State Park, Faywood, NM / A high-desert epic trail race with an Irish brogue / Hypoxic views of Old Mexico / Race prizes if you’re fast / Guinness & corned beef at the race finish for the rest of us / Register at 574.2902 or
  • The 12th Annual Native Plant Pre-Sale and Educational Fair 9am – Noon / Workshops of Carneros – 405 North Bullard St / Natives promote water conservation in the community and are important for the survival of birds, butterflies and other local critters / Expert gardeners and landscapers on hand to provide advice about your landscaping needs / Bring a sketch or plan of your property to assist our team in answering your questions / Free and open to the public / (http://www NULL.gilanps
  • 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
  • Tour Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark
    9:30am / Fort Bayard Museum – House 25 on Officer’s Row located on the west side of the Parade Ground / In honor of National Women’s History Month / Women at Fort Bayard will be the theme of the tour / The museum will be open from 9:15 until noon / 956.3294 or 575-388-4477
  • 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
  • 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 / 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 /

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