Community Calendar / 30 January 2013

Wednesday 30 January 2013

  • Absentee & Early Voting
    Absentee Voting for the March 5, 2013 Regular Municipal Election for the Town of Silver City will begin on January 29, 2013 and will end March 1, 2013.  Voters wishing to vote by Absentee Ballot may request an application to vote by absentee by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at 534-6346.  Early Voting begins on February 13, 2013 and ends March 1, 2013. To be eligible to vote in the Town of Silver City’s March 5, 2013 Municipal Election, you must be registered by Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  More election details further down this page
  • Curbside Consulting
    9am – Noon / The Wellness Coalition – Nonprofit Resource Center – 409 N Bullard Street / Free consulting services to nonprofit organizations or those considering becoming a nonprofit org / Lisa Jimenez 534.0665 x232 –
  • Library Story Time
    10am / Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Avenue / Reading, poetry, music and movement / Children and grown-ups of all ages welcome / Free / Harmony Phillips-Dahlsten – Children’s/Youth Librarian / 538.3672 /
  • WILL Lunch & Learn
    Noon / Western Institute for Lifelong Learning hosts Xinyan Weeks, “China Through Chinese Eyes.”  Xinyan Weeks grew up in China as an ethnic minority outside the dominant Han culture. She has a special perspective on that powerful nation so tied with ours / 538.6835 or /
  • Southwestern County Commission Alliance
    1pm / Grant County Administration Building – 1400 Hwy 180 East / Meeting to discuss habitat designation in Organ Mountains and protection of Gila National Forest
  • Dane and Edie
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor 510 N Bullard / Piano & Vocal / Jazz & Standards / Free
  • The Oversouls
    7:30pm / Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos / Local Rock & Soul / Free

Thursday 31 January 2013

  • Ester
    6:30 p.m. Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard / Classical Guitar / Free
  • Food Inc Screening
    6pm / The SPOT – The Wellness Coalition – 409 N Bullard / Free / Discussion to follow / All ages and families are all welcome!

Friday 1 February 2013

  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
    Noon – 1pm / Silver City Recreation Center – 1016 N Silver Street / Based on traditional Tai Chi, this program works for all people / It also meets the needs of those with diminished balance or strength.  First class: free / Liz 313.6833 or
  • Grant County Retired Educators Association
    11:30am / The Red Barn  – 708 Silver Height Blvd / All retired educators from any state are welcome / Dutch treat lunch / Patricia Milligan 388.1108
  • String Beans
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard  / Bluegrass / Free
  • Felted Soap Workshop
    5 – 7pm / Wild West Weaving – 211 North Texas Street – Suite D / During this workshop you will learn and practice the technique of making felted soaps / You get to take home your bar of felted soap, and all the skills to make more / Fee – all supplies included / Hosana or 313.1032
  • Ft Bayard “New Mexico’s Newest Ghost Town”
    3:30pm – 5:30pm / Mimbres Region Art Council Gallery – 1201 N Pope Street / Ft Bayard Historic Preservation Society will attend the reception to answer questions about Ft Bayard and current efforts to save this national landmark / The exhibit will also be open for viewing Tuesday through Friday, 9am – 4:30pm until February 28
  • Hector Carrillo
    8pm – Midnight / VFW Post 3347 – Hwy 180 and Burnham Rd – Look for the American flag and the red roof / Pop, light rock, Country Western, and Spanish music. All proceeds go to help our veterans and their families
  • Sean Lucky
    7:30pm / Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos / Folk Rocker from Albuquerque / Free
  • Chinese New Year Preparation
    5:30 – 7:30pm / Chinese Lion Dances presented by AmBank’s First Fridays at Alotta Gelato, Diane’s Parlor, Javalina, The Lion’s Den, Q’s Southern Bistro, Tre Rosat, Yankie Creek Coffee House

Saturday 2 February 2013

  • Children’s Craft Class: Weaving a Mug Rug
    10am – Noon / Silver City Museum – 312 W Broadway / For children aged 8 and older, limited to 12 students / Fee / Pre-registration encouraged / 538.5921
  • Felted Soap Workshop
    10am – Noon / Wild West Weaving – 211 North Texas Street – Suite D / During this workshop you will learn and practice the technique of making felted soaps / You get to take home your bar of felted soap, and all the skills to make more / Fee – all supplies included / Contact Hosana – or 313.1032 to register
  • Children’s Valentine Craft Day
    1 – 3PM / Bayard Public Library – 1112 Central Avenue / Children will make 2 Valentine crafts to take or hang on the library’s Valentine tree
  • Passive-Solar Hot-Air Panel Workshop
    1:30 – 4:30pm / Habitat for Humanity Re-Store – 704 W Market Street / Learn to design, build, and install a low-tech, passive solar hot-air panel to provide free home heat!  Taught by Asher Gelbart of Green Energy Now / Sliding Scale Fee / Class limited / Register at 538.9540
  • Astronomy Observations
    Sundown t0 9pm /  City of Rocks 1/2 way to Deming then East on Hwy 61 / Gene Simons donated a 14″ telescope and astronomer Matt Wilson discusses seasonal constellations and their lore, the Solar System with visible planets and their moons, and offers observations on deep sky objects as visibility permits / Requires a $5 day pass per car load of folks / For more info,
  • Gene Booth
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard / Old Time Country / Free
  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival
    6:30pm / Silco Theater – 311 N Bullard Street / The Festival focuses on films that speak to environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet / Presented by Gila Conservation Coalition / Tix at the door or in advance at GCC / 538.8078 –
  • Pt Panther
    7:30pm / Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos / Blues from Bisbee, AZ / Free

Silver City Election Calendar
Tuesday 5 March 2013 Municipal Election

29 January 2013 / 5pm
A/ Deadline for Withdrawal of Write-in Candidacy
B/ First day absentee ballots can be issued/mailed to voters whose applications have been approved
5 February 2013 / 5pm
Grant County Clerk closes voter registration books
13 February 2013
First day for early voting using voting machines/electronic vote tabulators.
1 March 2013
A/ Last day for early voting using machine/tabulators.
B/ Last day absentee ballots can be issued/ mailed to voters.
C/ Last day candidates may appoint a challenger & 1 alternate and a watcher & 1 alternate for each polling place by 5pm
4 March 2013 / by 3pm
Last day the governing body may appoint a qualified elector for each polling place to serve as observer
5 March 2013 Election Day
Polls open 7am – 7pm
11 March 2013
No later than 7pm candidates elected shall appear before the Municipal Clerk to sign a written statement acknowledging receipt of the certificate of election and acknowledging that he/she is legally qualified to hold office.

Visit The Town of Silver City Election Page for more information.  They advise the following…

Check Your Voter Registration
to ensure that your name and address are correct. Any corrections need to be made with the County Clerk before 5 February 2013 in order to vote in the upcoming election.

Check Your Voting District
The Town Council redistricted in November 2011. Please review the new voting district map to check which district your address is in per your voter registration. Call the County Clerk’s office at 574-0042 if there are any discrepancies.

The GMCR Community Calendar provides notice of local music, arts, culture and civic events.  It is based in large part on Anne McCormick’s email calendar which is now compiled and administered by Grant County Community Health Council.  The GMCR calendar may include additional events and omit or edit others which lie outside our editorial policies – such as our non-commercial guidelines.

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