Community Calendar / 18 March 2014

Tuesday 18 March 2014

  • The Friend Program
    8am – 2pm / WNMU Global Resource Center Auditorium – corner of Florida and 12th St / Sheri S Dollin, M Ed of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center / Overview of the Friends Program, inclusive social skills program / Learn to engage individuals with ASDs in appropriately with typical peers in their natural setting at school, home and in the community / Free, thanks to the community Enhancement Fund / Must register / 538.6418
  • 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

  • Gila Economic Development Alliance Roundtable
    8am for coffee / Meeting at 8:30am / Grant County Administration Building Commissioner’s Chambers / Our guest speaker Dr Joseph Shepard reports on the state of WNMU / Craig Roepke of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission with an update on issues concerning the Arizona Water Settlement Act
  • 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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