Community Calendar / 12 September 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

  • Silver City Woman’s Club Monthly Meeting
    10:30 a.m. 411 Silver Heights Blvd. The regular monthly meeting is on the 2nd Friday of each month. Please save the date. All are welcome to attend our monthly members meeting.  538-3452 Kathleen.
  • Basic Computer Skills Class Series
    2 – 4 p.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave. Classes every Wednesday and Friday from August 27 – September 19 by WNMU Adult Education Services. Covers computer hardware basics, computer operation basics, Internet and E-mailing, and Microsoft Office basics. Free. Register at the first class session or call Adult Education Services at 574-5101 to register. Limit 14 students.
  • Scott van Linge
    6:30 p.m. Diane’s Restaurant, 508 N. Bullard St. Blues, folk, country and R ‘n’R oldies. Free.
  • Downtown Street Dance
    7 – 9 p.m. Sixth Street parking lot next to the Food Co-op, 520 N. Bullard St. Kick-off Pickamania at the downtown street-dance! The Silver City Food Co-op is proud to sponsor The Out of Kilters of Tucson, traditional Irish music from rousing ballads to toe-tapping jigs and reels that make you want to get up and dance! Free.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

  • Silver City Farmer’s Market
    8:30am – Noon / Enter at Bullard & 7th Street  / Local produce, eggs, fresh local meats, landscape plants, baked goods, various home-grown local products, food vendors / Live music from the Loose Blues Band from 9 to 11:30
  • Friends of the Silver City Library Book Sale
    9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 1510 Market Street. Fire up your Brain for the Fall. Read a classic such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Or delve into The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Try a biography – Lighting out for the Territory – How Samuel Clemens Headed West and became Mark Twain. Hardbacks & trade paperbacks $1.00, Small paperbacks .50. Money raised supports the Public Library. Members only from 9 to 10 folsilvercitynm@gmail.com (folsilvercitynm null@null gmail NULL.com)
  • Swap Meet at Mimbres Roundup Lodge
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Acklin Hill Road, San Lorenzo / Food available / Small fee for a table / To reserve a table, contact Paula at 536-9433 or Peggy at 536-2997
  • Ft. Bayard Walking Tour
    9:30 a.m. Fort Bayard Museum (House 26) on historic Officer’s Row located on the west side of the Parade Ground. Museum will open at 8:15 a.m. Walking tour by Dr. John Bell will begin at 9:30. No admission fee, but donations to preserve, restore, and maintain the National Historic Landmark are welcome / 388-4477
  • Red Hot Children’s Fiesta
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m Penny Park, 1305 N. Grant St. Explore the largest animal kingdom with Alb BioPark’s Zoo To You and 35 buggy activities. Prizes for every child. Free. 388-1198 ext 10; healthcouncil@grmc.org
  • Craft Class: Felt Making
    10 a.m. – Noon. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway. For crafters aged 8 and older. Limit 10 crafters. Pre-registration encouraged. Parent or guardian attendance required.  Small Fee / silvercitymuseum.org (http://www NULL.silvercitymuseum NULL.org) – 538.5921.
  • Jacob Bennett Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Meeting
    10 a.m. Church of the Good Shepherd Parish Hall, 615 N. Texas St. Cecilia Bell will be the guest speaker and will share plans in progress for Ft. Bayard Days. Any women who are members of the Daughters of the American Revolution or who are interested in becoming a member are invited to attend. Assistance with genealogy research is available. Lucy Whitmarsh – 574-8394 – lmwk@dishmail.net (lmwk null@null dishmail NULL.net)
  • Pickamania!
    Grammy nominated Sarah Jarosz will be headlining Saturday and Louisiana’s rollicking (also Grammy nominated) Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys headline on Sunday. Don’t miss the fun! Gough Park. Free. 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org (http://mimbresarts NULL.org)
  • Presentation and Book Signing: Last train to El Paso
    2-3 p.m. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway. With Jerry Lobdill. Free. For more info. 538-5921 or silvercitymuseum.org (http://www NULL.silvercitymuseum NULL.org)
  • Compassion & Choices Meeting
    4 – 5:30 p.m / Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 3845 N. Swan / Dr. Aroop Mangalik & Erin Marshall, NM Compassion & Choices Campaign Manager, for an update on New Mexico activities regarding the Death with Dignity movement (aid in Dying) and consultation on local planning and activities. Refreshments served and all are welcome. 388-2013 dareadrienne@gmail.com (dareadrienne null@null gmail NULL.com)
  • An Iliad
    8 p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center Auditorium, 12th & Florida St. An interpretation of Homer’s tale of gods, love, rage and war for today. Performed by Algernon D’Ammassa with John McClure. Early Tickets at WNMU Humanities Dept, Sparks Clinic and Alotta Gelato or at the door / Discount for WNMU students w/ ID

Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • Meditative Hike
    9 a.m. Little Walnut Picnic Area / Park at the cul-de-sac at the end of the road / Sponsored by Silver City United Church of Christ / 519-4103
  • UUFSC Service
    10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 3845 North Swan Street / Lynda Aiman-Smith will show a TED talk by Sheena Iyengar on “The Art of Choosing.” She will interweave what she presents with some of her own observations, and lead a discussion. There will be coffee and conversation, with light refreshments, after the service.
  • Pickamania continues!
    Gough Park / Headlining today are Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, with many other acts / Free. 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org

Monday, September 15, 2014

  • Nurse-Managed Foot Care Clinic
    9:30 –  Noon / Silver City Senior Center (Call Senior Center for an appointment – 388-2545). Provided by WNMU School of Nursing. New sock donations provided by the Silver City Women’s Club. Free.
  • Silver City New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
    12:05 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan, Silver City / Meets Mondays / 538-2154.
  • Laughter Club
    12:15 – 12:45 p.m. / Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 615 N. Texas St. / Use the physical act of laughter to enhance your health. No jokes are used but lots of breathing, laughing and clapping. Free. Sponsored by the Active & Alive program. Mary Ann Finn: 388-0243. Meets the first, third and fifth Monday of the month.
  • Grant County Community Health Council
    3-5 p.m. Grant County Admin. Center, 1400 Hwy 180 East. The Health and Wellness Planning Authority for the Board of Grant County Commissioners. Discussing upcoming events, new policies and sector discussions on health needs for residents of Grant County. Free. 388-1198; healthcouncil@grmc.org
  • Women’s Ecstatic Dance
    6-7:15pm / Mondays / Open movement/dancing to nonverbal music / Donation / Call Amy 654-9081 for location / Ongoing

Tuesday 16 September 2014

  • Estate Planning/Long-term Medicaid Planning
    10 – 11:15 a.m. Workshop; Consultations 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. / State Bar of New Mexico / Free legal workshop presented by Legal Resources for the Elderly Program. The work will cover: Power of Attorneys, Advanced Health Care Directives, Estate Planning and Long-term Care Medicaid Planning. Workshop includes a presentation by an LREP staff attorney, question and answer period, and one-on-one consultations (Appointments must be scheduled in advance). Call 1-800-876-6657 or 388-2545
  • Kiwanis Club of Silver City
    Noon – 1 p.m. Red Barn Restaurant / Open Kiwanis meeting featuring guest presenters and often youth in our community. First Tuesday of the month features “Student of the Month recognition”  / 538-3396
  • The Silver City Rotary Club Luncheon
    Noon / WNMU Student Memorial Building – 2nd floor Sunset Room  / Speakers on issues of community interest / Guests are welcome / Lunch available
  • Meditation for Everyone!
    5:30-6:15 pm /  Billy Casper Wellness Center / Every Tuesday evening. 20-25 minute meditation on the theme of “What is Your Life’s Purpose” followed by 20-25 minutes of commentary. Free. Jeff Goin at 313-4087.
  • Creative Writing Group
    6 – 8 p.m. Kennedy Puentes Room, Miller Library, WNMU, 1000 W. College Ave.  Beginning Sept. 2; first and third Tuesdays every month. Free. Just show up with 10 copies of your poetry, short stories, or memoir. Contact: JJ Wilson: wilsonj11@wnmu.edu (wilsonj11 null@null wnmu NULL.edu)
  • Silver City International Folk Dancing
    6 – 7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 1301 N. Swan St. No experience or partner required. Dancing each Tuesday at this location. Light refreshments served. Free. 313-6985

Wednesday 17 September 2014

  • Storytime at the Silver City Public Library
    10:30 a.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave. All ages are welcome to come read, listen, sing and move. Free. Contact Harmony 538-3672.
  • Lunch & Learn
    12 Noon. Student Memorial Building, (3rd Floor across from the Mustang Deli), 1000 W. College St. / NOTE LOCATION CHANGE. The public is invited free to the first of Western Institute for Lifelong Learning’s (WILL) Fall Semester Lunch & Learn Series. Feel free to bring a bag lunch and bring a friend. Asher Gelbart will present Regenerative Landscaping with Rainwater Harvesting and share how he applies his engineering skills to simple, low-tech, sustainable infrastructures for living in harmony with the earth. 538-6835 or www.will-learning.com (http://www NULL.will-learning NULL.com) or info@will-learning.com (info null@null will-learning NULL.com)
  • Gin Rummy
    1 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, 112 W. Yankie St. Every Wednesday. Beginners welcome. Experts challenged.  534-9355
  • Basic Computer Skills Class Series
    2 – 4 p.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave. Classes every Wednesday and Friday from August 27 – September 19 by WNMU Adult Education Services. Covers computer hardware basics, computer operation basics, Internet and E-mailing, and Microsoft Office basics. Free. Register at the first class session or call Adult Education Services at 574-5101 to register. Limit 14 students.
  • Lego Club at the Silver City Public Library

    4 p.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave. Ages 4 – 9 welcome. Contact Harmony 538-3672.
  • Grant County Democratic Party Forum w/ Gary King
    5:30pm – Meet and Greet / 6pm Forum / WNMU Miller Library / Forum title –
    Our Political Environment and the Latino Vote / What does and doesn’t motivate the Hispanic population to vote? / What inhibits voting? / What Hispanics are looking for from their government / Refreshments after the forum / Info – 654-6060 – grantcountydemocrats@gmail.com.
  • Bayard Al-Anon

    6 p.m. New Church of the Southwest Desert (1300 N. Bennett behind Food Basket in Silver City) until further notice. Meets Wednesdays. 313-7094
  • Union Yes!
    6pm – 10pm / Little Toad Creek – Bullard & Broadway / An evening to Celebrate Labor, Protect its Heritage and Keep the Dream Alive / Presented by NM Federation of Labor / AFL-CIO & United Steelworkers / Door Prizes and music by The Illusion Band & Dustin Hamman / Free
  • Grant County Prostate Support Group.
    6:30 p.m. GRMC Conference Room. 1313 E. 32nd St. Current patients, survivors, and those at-risk for prostate cancer are encouraged to attend. Dave 388-2331.

Thursday 18 September 2014

  • Take a virtual hike along the Gila River
    Noon – 1 p.m. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway. With Nathan Newcomer. Free. For more info. 538-5921 or www.silvercitymuseum.org (http://www NULL.silvercitymuseum NULL.org).
  • Guided, group meditation with Jeff Goin
    5:30 – 6:15 pm Billy Casper Wellness Center education rooms. Meditations held every Thursday. No experience necessary; free and open to the public.  313-4087

Friday 19 September 2014

  • Ft. Bayard Days
    Ft. Bayard National Historic Landmark. September 19 – 21. Info 388-4477
  • Ft. Bayard Days Historic Rope Making
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ft. Bayard. www.silvercitymuseum.org (http://www NULL.silvercitymuseum NULL.org) or 538-5921.
  • Gila EDA Roundtable
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Grant County Admin. Building, 1400 Hwy 180 E. Commission Chambers. The Grant County Economic Development Association will hold its monthly roundtable. Chris Schlabach of Gila Hike & Bike will present. Free.
  • Basic Computer Skills Class Series
    2 – 4 p.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave. Classes every Wednesday and Friday from August 27 – September 19 by WNMU Adult Education Services. Covers computer hardware basics, computer operation basics, Internet and E-mailing, and Microsoft Office basics. Free. Register at the first class session or call Adult Education Services at 574-5101 to register. Limit 14 students.

Saturday 20 September 2014

  • Ft. Bayard Walking Tour
    9:30 a.m. Fort Bayard Museum (House 26) on historic Officer’s Row located on the west side of the Parade Ground. Museum will open at 8:15 a.m. Walking tour by Dr. John Bell will begin at 9:30. No admission fee, but donations to preserve, restore, and maintain the National Historic Landmark are welcome. Info 388-4477
  • Gila River Festival Activities
    11 a.m. – Noon. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway. Meet the artists of the exhibit, Wilderness: Michael Berman, James Hemphill and Anthony Howell.
  • Monsoon Puppet Parade
    Noon- 1 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway. Enjoy activities in the courtyard.
  • Children’s Activities
    1-2 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway. www.silvercitymuseum.org (http://www NULL.silvercitymuseum NULL.org) or 538-5921.
  • Stars-N-Parks
    Sunset 7:07 p.m. City of Rocks State Park. 327 Hwy 61, Faywood. Take a guided tour of the heavens compliments of the Silver City astronomy society. Program will be 8:20 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. Approach the viewing area with parking lights only and bring a red flashlight. Presenter: Matt Wilson.

Sunday 21 September 2014

  • Bridge Community Fund-Raising Dinner
    6 -9 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 300 W. College Ave. Come help raise funds to bring a continuum of care senior living facility to Silver City (Independent through end-of-life) on one campus. Pasta, bread, dessert and beverage. Entertainment by Gila Highlanders. Small donation is requested. Info 538-5754 or 534-4523.

Monday 22 September 2014

  • Silver City New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
    12:05 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan, Silver City / Meets Mondays / 538-2154.
  • Women’s Ecstatic Dance
    6-7:15 p.m. Mondays at Sufi Dance Center on Juniper St. Open movement/dancing to nonverbal music / Donation / Amy 654-9081

To include an event on the calendar please send your request to healthcouncilgc@gmail.com (healthcouncilgc null@null gmail NULL.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 (healthcouncilgc null@null gmail NULL.com).

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