Community Calendar / 23 September 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

  • 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.  Sunset Room on the second floor of WNMU’s McDonald Student Memorial Building. A speaker will talk about issues of community interest. Guests are welcome. Hot lunch with dessert and coffee is available.
  • Meet the Artist, Louise Phillips, at the Silver City Museum
    Noon – 1 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway St. In collaboration with the Forest Service and in conjunction with the Gila Wild exhibit, artist Louise Phillips, will be available to meet and discuss her paintings. Free. 538-5921 or
  • Children & Forests Activity with Louise Phillips
    3:30 – 5 p.m. Bayard Public Library, 1112 Central Ave. in collaboration with the Gila National Forest and the Gila Conservation Education Center, the Bayard Public Library will host Louise Phillips, an internationally recognized author and artist whose art and writing focus on children and nature conservation. Ms. Phillips will lead children in an activity which integrates nature and art. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public.
  • Meditation for Everyone!
    5:30-6:15 p.m. 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.
  • The Grant County Art Guild’s 29th Annual Purchase Prize Exhibit
    5:30 p.m. Pinos Altos Art Gallery. Open to the public 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 5. 590-1587 or
  • 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, September 24, 2014

  • Free Library Card Replacement Day
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave. A replacement library card is usually $5, but today the library will replace lost cards for free! 538-3672 or
  • Jobs Workshop
    9:30 – 11 a.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave. Job seekers intro to the New Mexico State Jobs Website, Presented by NM Workforce Connection. Resources available on Free / Register 538-3737
  • 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. WNMU Global Resource Center ABC Room, 1000 W. College Ave. The public is invited free of charge to the second in Western Institute for Lifelong Learning’s (WILL) Fall Semester Lunch & Learn Series. Feel free to bring a bag lunch and bring a friend. Ann Hedlund will present, State of the Art: Navajo Weavers and Their Creativity. Dr. Hedlund will address where Navajo weavers get ideas for their rug designs, weaving through the generations, and the future prospects for Native American weaving. 538-6835 or or
  • Gin Rummy
    1 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, 112 W. Yankie St. Every Wednesday. Beginners welcome. Experts challenged.  534-9355.
  • Literacy Link-Leamos honors Marilyn Berry, retiring
    4 – 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 300 W. College Ave. Community members who would like to attend should RSVP at 388-0892. Literacy Link-Leamos will accept donations toward her retirement gift at their office in the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Embodied Prayer
    6:30-8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St. Learn how to pray with your body, no experience necessary. Led by Shirin McArthur. Free. 505-918-0501.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

  • Get the Lead Out (and Asbestos)
    9 a.m. – 1p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center, E. 12th St., Silver City. An awareness level workshop on lead and asbestos regulations for building renovators. or 538-5921.
  • 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.
  • Scott van Linge
    6:30 p.m. Diane’s Parlor, 510 N. Bullard Street, downtown Silver City, NM. Blues, folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll oldies. Free.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

  • Drug Take Back Day
    8 a.m. – Noon. Outside of Walgreens, 100 Rosedale Rd. Silver City. Great opportunity to safely dispose of unused and old prescriptions. Free!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Fiddling Friends
    12 (Noon) – 12:45 p.m. Silver City Library, 515 W. College Ave. These fiddlers have been working hard for many years (and some of them just a few months) learning dance music from many different places, including New Mexico, Louisiana, Appalachia, and many other parts of the world. Ranging in age from 5-16, they learn by ear, as well as with written music. They are students of Jeanie McLerie and Ken Keppeler of Bayou Seco, and are often accompanied by them. Come along and enjoy the music! Info Jeanie McLerie 534-0298.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

  • Dances of Universal Peace
    4:30 p.m. 1st Church of Harmony, 7th & Arizona St. Spiritual dance and chants celebrating the Sacred which unites all beings. Live music. No experience or partners needed. There is a small donation requested. 534-1441.

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