Community Calendar / 20 September 2013

Friday 20 September 2013

  • Gila Conservation Coalition 9th Annual Gila River Festival
    September 19-22 / The Gila River is in Our Hands! / The festival will examine the impacts of climate change on the Gila River and the Gila region and how we can meet our future water needs and ensure that a free-flowing Gila River, one of the last in the Southwest, continues to exist for future generations / Field trips, panels, workshops, registration and more  at gilaconservation.org (http://gilaconservation NULL.org/wp/?page_id=1149) – 538.8078
  • Gila EDA Roundtable
    8:30am / Grant County Business and Conference Center / Ft Bayard Room / Presentations by Mary Stoecker on the SWNM Energy and Green Jobs Taskforce and the featured business Chelsea Hotchkiss of Insurance First
  • Ft Bayard Days – Make A Rope
    9am – 3pm / Ft Bayard – Santa Clara / Learn the Frontier skills that made New Mexico great and celebrate Historic Ft Bayard with this Silver City Museum partnered event / Free / 538.5921 – silvercitymuseum.org (http://silvercitymuseum NULL.org)
  • RED DOT Studio Tour
    10am – 4pm / Friday through Sunday / silvercitygalleries.com (http://silvercitygalleries NULL.com)
  • Life Quest – 40th Anniversary
    Noon – 4pm / 907 Pope Street – corner of College / Special guest speakers / come for lunch / children’s activities including a jumping balloon / Bake Sale / Information about our services, music, raffles, giveaways and fun / 388.1976
  • Gila River Festival – The Endangered Species Act: A Success Story
    1pm – 2pm / WNMU Global Resource Center – 12th & Kentucky / Panel discussion with Jack L. Carter, David Propst and Cyndi Tuell / Moderated by Stephanie Smith / Now 40 years old, the ESA’s success is based in its grounding in the “best available scientific and commercial information.”  It has halted the downward spiral of many plants and animals and brought dozens of species back from the brink of extinction but a backlog of candidate species await official listing as threatened or endangered / Panelists will talk about the effectiveness of ESA, and the natural and human-caused challenges confronting New Mexico’s native flora and fauna / Free
  • Gila River Festival – Water Wisdom
    2:15pm – 3:15pm / WNMU Global Resource Center 12th & Kentucky / Panel discussion with Martha Cooper, Todd Schulke and Denise Smith / Moderated by Stephanie Smith / Hear local environmental leaders discuss how the southwestern community can meet our water needs while protecting the Gila River, in light of the recent political developments of the AWSA / Arizona Water Settlements Act / Free
  • Gila River Festival / San Vicente Artists
    3rd Annual Gila River & New Mexico Landscape Juried Art Show

    5pm / Artists’ Lair Gallery – corner of Texas & Market Streets / Art accepted from 10am – 2pm / Artist reception and awards 5pm – 7pm / Open to public / Exhibit continues  Saturday 11am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm
  • Joe & Danny
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Jazz and Latin variety / Free
  • Gila River Festival – New Mexico, Ancient Waters: NM Rivers Film Fest
    6:30-9:30pm / WNMU Global Resource Center – 12th & Kentucky / Premier of the films Free Flow: Saving the Gila River in New Mexico and The Gila River is in Our Hands / tix at the door
  • The Oversouls
    7pm / Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos / Local Rock & Soul combo / Free

Saturday 21 September 2013

  • Gila Conservation Coalition 9th Annual Gila River Festival
    September 19-22 / The Gila River is in Our Hands! / The festival will examine the impacts of climate change on the Gila River and the Gila region and how we can meet our future water needs and ensure that a free-flowing Gila River, one of the last in the Southwest, continues to exist for future generations / Field trips, panels, workshops, registration and more  at gilaconservation.org (http://gilaconservation NULL.org/wp/?page_id=1149) – 538.8078
  • Silver City Farmer’s Market
    8:30am – Noon / Main Street Plaza – Enter at Bullard & 7th / Fresh produce, locally grown plants, herbal products, eggs, locally raised meats, baked goods and more / Support your local growers / Enjoy the music! / Linda – Market Manager – 654.4104
  • Fort Bayard Days
    9:30am / Fort Bayard – Santa Clara / Flag Ceremony / 9:45 – Tours begin / 11am & 2pm – Vintage Baseball / Noon – Lunch with baseball park franks / 1pm  – 4th Cavalry Regimental Band in the Gazebo
  • Red Hot Children’s Fiesta
    10am – 2pm / WNMU Old James Stadium – N Kentucky between 12th  & College / Out of this world fun for families / Prizes for every kid / Star Lab, Sun Viewing, Solar System display / ALB Bio Park’s Zoo To You / Free / 388.1198 / healthcouncil.grmc.org
  • Garden Design Workshop
    10am – 2pm / Silver City location and details at 534.0123 / Workshop covers infrastructure and how to place elements like patios, walkways, trees, gardens so that all elements work harmoniously and efficiently in relation to each other and to the sun, wind, water and animals – wild and domestic / fee / homeandgardeninspiration.net (http://homeandgardeninspiration NULL.net)
  • Space Magnets
    10am – 2pm / Red Hot Childre n’s Fiesta / WNMU Old James Stadium / Out of this world fun making magnets with the Silver City Museum
  • Gila River Festival Monsoon Puppet Making & Parade
    10am / WNMU Old James Stadium / Puppet-making station at the Red Hot Children’s Fiesta from 10am – 2pm / Parade leaves at 2pm / Route from the stadium – down College Avenue, Bullard Street & up to Broadway ending at the Silver City Museum / Giant Puppet Play at the Museum’s courtyard  around 3pm / Gila Conservation Education Center will host family-friendly activities, for children of all ages in the Museum’s courtyard at 3:30pm / Free
  • Storytime
    10:30am / Silver City Public Library / All ages are welcome to join the fun of reading, music and movement
  • 9 Breath Method & Prayer Circle
    11am – 12:30pm / Breathing technique for shifting your mind, body and spirit / Release past emotions and reconnect to True Source / Advanced registration is required / Martha K. Everett 388.2098 – abundancetherapeutics.com (http://abundancetherapeutics NULL.com)
  • CLAYplay Artist’s Reception
    2:30pm / Bayard Public Library – 1120 Central Avenue / CLAYplay artist’s reception and exhibit / Children who participated in the CLAYplay art series may pick up their artwork at the end of the reception / 537.6244
  • The Big Lebowski
    5:30pm doors – 6pm film / Silco Theater – 311 N Bullard Street / Cult Film Series to benefit Silco Theater Renovations / lmwk@dishmail.net (lmwk null@null dishmail NULL.net)
  • Loose Blues Band
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Need we say more? / Free
  • Gila River Festival
    Gala for the Gila and Silent Auction Fundraising Party and Dance

    7pm – 10pm / Javalina Coffeehouse – 201 N Bullard Street / Must be 21 or older / Silent Auction closes at 8:30pm – winners will be announced at 9pm / Little Toad Brewery and Distillery provides libations / Live music by The Roadrunners / tix at door
  • Fort Bayard Days – Military Ball
    7pm / Music by 4th Cavalry Regimental Band / Tix at door – children free
  • Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks
    7:30pm / Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos / Americana Duo – Portland – They came for the sunshine… Ha! / Free

Sunday 22 September 2013

  • Gila Conservation Coalition 9th Annual Gila River Festival
    September 19-22 / The Gila River is in Our Hands! / The festival will examine the impacts of climate change on the Gila River and the Gila region and how we can meet our future water needs and ensure that a free-flowing Gila River, one of the last in the Southwest, continues to exist for future generations / Field trips, panels, workshops, registration and more  at gilaconservation.org (http://gilaconservation NULL.org/wp/?page_id=1149) – 538.8078
  • Service of Universal Peace
    10am / Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – 3845 North Swan Street / Rev Azima Forest leads a service to celebrate the world’s major religious and spiritual traditions / Includes lighting of candles, readings, and chants and songs / Coffee and conversation follow the service
  • Brunch of Champions w/ local author Sharman Apt Russell
    10:30am – Noon / Seedboat Center for the Arts courtyard – 214 W Yankie Street / Guests will enjoy a scrumptious and seasonal brunch by local restaurant Tre Rosat Café and artisan baker Ben Williams of Bike Haus Bakers / Registration required at gilaconservation.org (http://gilaconservation NULL.org/wp/?page_id=245) or 538.8078 or info@gilaconservation.org (info null@null gilaconservation NULL.org)
  • Breath Method & Prayer Circle
    11am – 12:30pm / Learn this fantastic breathing technique for shifting your mind, body and spirit / Space is limited & registration required / Martha K Everett – 388-2098 – abundancetherapeutics.com (http://abundancetherapeutics NULL.com)
  • LGBT Brunch
    Noon – 1:30pm / LGBT Grant County Center – 301 West College Avenue Suite 5 / 519.5562 / All LGBT Family, Friends and Supporters are welcome
  • Equinox Drumming and Sound Celebration
    4pm – 6 pm / 301 W College Avenue – The Court Yard / Weaving the energy of equinox balance with crystal bowls, drums, percussion instruments, voices, and ceremonies around the world / Join the celebration and bring a friend… a Crystal bowl… a Drum or any percussion instrument…  and your own chair / Everyone is welcome!
  • Open Mic Night w/ Abbe Anderson
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Free

Monday 23 September 2013

  • Freedom to Read / Banned Books Week
    5pm / Silver City Public Library -Corner of College & Cooper / Talk by Dr Felipe de Ortego y Gasca / Dr Ortego’s work on Intellectual Freedom issues makes him imminently qualified to speak  regarding Banned Books Week / A great intro to the Southwest Festival of the Written Word – September 27-29
  • HIV/AIDS Support Group
    5:30pm – 7pm / LGBT Grant County Center – 301 West College Avenue – Suite 5 / A support group for those living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends / Meets each Monday / 519.5562 – ted@lgbtgrantcounty.com (ted null@null lgbtgrantcounty NULL.com)
  • Open Mic Night
    7pm / Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos / Free

Tuesday 24 September 2013

  • Grant County Commission Meeting
    9am / Grant County Administration Building – 1400 Hwy 180 East / Agenda is posted at grancountynm.org (http://www NULL.grantcountynm NULL.com/grant_county_nm_info NULL.php?CID=396)
  • GRMC Health Talk – Elder Care
    Noon – 1pm / WNMU / Global Resource Center – ABC Conference Room / Options and Issues in Elder Care – A Panel Discussion / Presented by Dr Jennifer Agosta in cooperation with WILL / Western Institute for Life Long Learning
  • Chess Club
    4pm / Silver City Public Library / Chess players of all ages and skills are welcome to join in chess games
  • Grant County Art Guild Reception
    5:30pm / Pinos Altos Art Gallery in the historic Hearst Church / 28th Annual Purchase Prize Award Exhibit opening reception
  • Silver City Town Council Meeting
    6pm / Grant County Administration Building – 1400 Hwy 180 East / Meeting agenda can be found at townofsilvercity.org (http://townofsilvercity NULL.org/r/meeting_documents_and_video NULL.php?CID=REQGB)
  • Silver City/Grant County TEA Party Patriots
    6pm / Red Barn Restaurant / Doors open at 5pm / dinner available
  • Don Beams
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Free

Wednesday 25 September 2013

  • Grant County Art Guild – 3 Day Workshop
    Will consist of painting in all media by artist and art teacher Donna Levine from Scottsdale, Az / 534.2899 for information and registration
  • Curbside Consulting
    9am – Noon / Center for Health Innovation / 902 Santa Rita Street – 2nd floor conference room / Consulting services for existing or aspiring nonprofit organizations / Free / Lisa Jimenez – 534.0101 – x2108 – lmjimenez13@gmail.com
  • Storytime
    10:30am / Silver City Public Library / All ages are welcome to join the fun of reading, music and movement
  • WILL Lunch & Learn – Health Talk
    Noon – 1pm / WNMU Global Resource Center, ABC Conference Room / Panel discussion of Options and Issues in Elder Care addressing what steps to take, and when, to maintain the best possible health situation as we age / Led by Dr Jennifer Agosta – Director of the Gila Regional Hospice program and Siri Khalsa – Volunteer Coordinator / Free / 538.4870 – will-learning.com or info@will-learning.com (will-learning NULL.com)
  • Silver City Library Open House
    3pm – 5pm / Silver City Public Library – College & Cooper / Celebrating last year’s renovation and the new database system / Replacement library cards free all day
  • Financing Your Small Business / 4pm – 6pm / WNMU Watts Hall – 500 18th Street – SBDC Office / Jordan van Rijin, Senior Loan Officer for Accion, teaches you how to prepare for a small business loan and maintain strong credit score / Fee  / 538.632 or sbdc@wnmu.edu (sbdc null@null wnmu NULL.edu)
  • LEGO Club
    4:30pm / Silver City Public Library / Open LEGO construction for ages 4 – 10 / Parents, please accompany your builders age 4-7
  • Dane & Edie
    6:30pm / 6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Piano & Vocal / Jazz & Standards / Free
  • Trivia at Bear Mountain Lodge
    7:30 / Bear Mountain Lodge / Weekly on Wednesdays with quizmaster Josh White – formerly of the late, lamented trivia game at the late, lamented Isaac’s / Food and drink available / No Cover charge / Prizes of gift certificates for $20 and $30 / Bring yourself or a team of six people, max / 538.2538

Thursday 26 September 2013

  • Intro to Zumba Class
    1pm – 2pm / SC Recreation Center – Gold Street – turn east on 11th / A workout that will make you smile / The class is designed for beginners but all fitness levels are welcome / Fee / Liz – 313.6883 – emikols@Q.com (emikols null@null Q NULL.com)
  • New Tutor Training
    5pm – 6pm / Silver City Public Library – Cooper at College Avenue / Calling all new tutors and anyone interested in tutoring to attend / 388.0892
  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word – Kickoff Event
    6pm – 9pm / JW Art Gallery – 99 Cortez Avenue – Hurley / The public is invited free of charge to enjoy an evening featuring Randy Carr performing the first act from his one-man show Tuck, local historian Terry Humble, discussing his recent book Santa Rita del Cobre, Anthony Romero, author of Saloons of Santa Clara and Christopher Saxman, author of The Drive to Cheyenne and Burnout / Books available / Autographs / Refreshments / 537.0300 – jwartgallery.com (http://jwartgallery NULL.com)
  • Farhad
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Spanish guitar / Free

Friday 27 September 2013

  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word
    2pm – 3pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm / Sessions occur at at several Silver City locations / Visit swwordfiesta.org (http://swwordfiesta NULL.org) for descriptions and schedules / Sessions, include poets reading from their own work / panels discussing the publishing industry / the writing of novels, history and creative non-fiction / a discussion of the literary heritage of southwest NM / and a presentation on creating stories by and for children / Opening Ceremony will take place at 5pm
  • Grant County Chicano Music Project
    Closing of Photo & Memorabilia Exhibit
    4pm – 6:30pm / WNMU – McCray Gallery / Live music and food while it lasts!
  • Greg and Charlie
    6:30pm – 9pm / Diane’s Parlor – 501 N Bullard / Original folk, blues and rock and favorite covers / Free

Saturday 28 September 2013

  • Volunteers Needed – Southwest Festival of the Written Word
    Literacy Link- Leamos and Southwest Festival of the Written Word are teaming up and looking for volunteers to distribute books to residents of all ages at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word / Hour slots available / 388.0892
  • Mustang Community Clean Up Day
    8am – 11am / Gather at Gough Park and join WNMU students in helping beautify Silver City by picking up trash in several neighborhoods / Register w/ Marc Villanueva – 505.363.5284 – villanuevam1@wnmu.edu
  • Silver City Farmer’s Market
    8:30am – Noon / Main Street Plaza – Enter at Bullard & 7th / Fresh produce, locally grown plants, herbal products, eggs, locally raised meats, baked goods and more / Support your local growers / Enjoy the music of The Loose Blues Band / Linda – Market Manager – 654.4104
  • Kids Tennis Day
    9am – 11am / WNMU / Mustang Tennis Courts / Register your child and have him or her learn how to play tennis from a Mustang Tennis champion / Equipment provided / Fee / Yair Banuelos at banuelosy@wnmu.edu (banuelosy null@null wnmu NULL.edu)
  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word – Sessions
    10am – 11am / 11:30am – 12:30pm / 2pm – 3pm / 4:30pm – 5:30pm / The free sessions are held in several locations in historic downtown Silver City / Visit swwordfiesta.org (http://swwordfiesta NULL.org) for descriptions and schedules / Sessions, include poets reading from their own work / panels discussing the publishing industry / the writing of novels, history and creative non-fiction / a discussion of the literary heritage of southwest NM / screenwriting and playwriting / spiritual writing / legal issues that writers need to know / the writer’s life / travel writing / nature and environmental writing / the contemporary literary marketplace / the art of literary fiction / crime and mystery writing / a presentation on image, incantation and “loops” in poetry and fiction / a presentation on creating stories by and for children
  • Ghost Town Diaries –
    Karl Kernberger’s Search for the Light

    10am – 4pm / Silver City Museum – 321 W Broadway / New photography exhibit opening / Free / 538.5921 – silvercitymuseum.org (http://silvercitymuseum NULL.org)
  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word – Kids Session
    10am / Silver City Museum Annex / Hands-on workshop for Family reading and leading / Word play on the Museum Lawn – Lots of fun things to do with words /
  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word – Readings by Young Authors
    Noon / Silver City Museum Courtyard – 312 W Broadway / Denise Chavez, Festival keynote speaker, will present “Author-to-Author” certificates to all kids who read from their own writings done for the Festival / Also a workshop about writing preteen fiction, will be held at the Silver City Library. www.swwordfiesta.org
  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word – Writing Preteen Fiction
    10am / Silver City Public Library – Cooper Street at College Avenue / A workshop on the broad arc of children’s fiction, from picture book through chapter books for age 8-12 / How to orient yourself as a children’s writer or illustrator / How to begin and how to continue / Gossip about the children’s book industry and discuss the available resources for those far from the centers of publishing
  • MRAC Artist Lecture Series
    10am / Silco Theatre / Free lecture by playwright Mark Medoff / 538.2505 – mimbresarts.org (http://mimbresarts NULL.org)
  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word –
    Make & Take Journal
    10am / Silver City Museum – 321 W Broadway / Free  / 538-5921  – silvercitymuseum.org (http://silvercitymuseum NULL.org)
  • Storytime
    10:30am / Silver City Public Library – Cooper Street at College Avenue / All ages are welcome to join the fun of reading, music and movement
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    5:30 Doors – 6pm film / Silco Theater – 311 N. Bullard Street / Cult Film Series to benefit Silco Theater Renovations / lmwk@dishmail.net (lmwk null@null dishmail NULL.net)
  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word
    Slam Poetry by Poetry Bread
    5pm – 6pm / A Space Gallery – 110 W 7th Street / Silver City’s slam poets / Free and open to the public / swwordfiesta.org (http://swwordfiesta NULL.org)
  • The Oversouls
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Local Pop Rock combo / Free
  • City of the Rocks Star Party
    At Dark / City of Rocks – Orion Group camp site / Silver City Astronomical Society member, Matt Wilson, hosts star gazing / Dress warm, bring a drink, use red flashlight and approach site with only parking lights, ok? / matthewdwilson@q.com

Sunday 29 September 2013

  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word
    10am – 11am / 11:30am-12:30pm / Visit swwordfiesta.org (http://swwordfiesta NULL.org) for descriptions and schedules / Free Festival sessions wil be held in several locations in historic downtown Silver City / Sunday’s sessions feature outstanding southwest writers and publishing professionals discussing historical fiction / the art of biography writing / how to survive as a freelancer / multicultural writing in the 21st century / thoughts on writing song lyrics / the fine points of book art / illustration and photography / taking your writing to the next level / ways to make your writing stand out on the Web
  • LGBT Sunday Brunch
    Noon – 1:30pm / LGBT Grant County Center – 301 West College Avenue – Suite 5 / All LGBT Friends family and supporters are welcome / 519.5562
  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word – Closing Ceremony
    12:30pm – 1pm / Location TBA / Visit swwordfiesta.org (http://swwordfiesta NULL.org) for latest info
  • Greg and Jean’s Open Mike
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Free

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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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