Community Calendar / 24 September 2013

Tuesday 24 September 2013

  • Office of Sustainability / Light Bulb Exchange
    8am – 5pm / 1106 N Pope Street / Save energy and money by trading in old incandescent bulbs for free compact fluorescent bulbs / Provided by PNM / 519.8987
  • 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
  • Town and Country Garden Club
    1pm / Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd / Ken Dayer speaks on the Fall Migration of Birds over Silver City / Refreshments served & guests welcome / Harriet 388.1705
  • 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

  • Office of Sustainability / Light Bulb Exchange
    8am – 5pm / 1106 N Pope Street / Save energy and money by trading in old incandescent bulbs for free compact fluorescent bulbs / Provided by PNM / 519.8987
  • 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  / 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
  • Progressive Voters Alliance of Grant County
    6:30pm / First Church of Harmony – 609 Arizona Street at 7th /  Principal Topics include “Recapping the Gross Receipts Tax Special Election—Where do we go from here?” and “The Gila River Diversion Proposal—What We’ve learned; What’s Next?” Open to the public and public comment encouraged / Refreshments / Carol 654.3348
  • Dane & Edie
    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)
  • Financing Your Small Business
    4pm – 6pm / WNMU Watts Hall – Hwy 180 & Swan – Small Business Development Center / Jordan van Rijin, Senior Loan Officer for Accion, teaches you how to prepare for a small business loan and maintain strong credit score / Fee / sbdc@wnmu.edu (sbdc null@null wnmu NULL.edu)
  • 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!
  • Loose Blues Band
    6:30pm – 9pm / Diane’s Parlor – 501 N Bullard / Need We Say More? / 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. swwordfiesta.org (http://swwordfiesta NULL.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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • The Oversouls
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Local Pop Rock combo / Free
  • City of 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

Monday 30 September 2013

  • 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)

Tuesday 1 October 2013

  • What the Heck is Obama Care?
    5pm / Millie’s Assisted Living Community – 600 N Hudson – North of the SC Post Office / Presentation by Eric Seyler / Invaluable info for those covered by Medicaid, Medicare and the uninsured / Refreshments / Free
  • Spanky
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Americana / Free

Wednesday 2 October 2013

  • Dane & Edie
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Piano & Vocal / Jazz & Standards / Free

Thursday 3 October 2013

  • Brown Bag Program
    Noon – 1pm / Silver City Museum Annex – 302 W Broadway / Railroads of Southwestern New Mexico – Silver City, Pinos Altos & Mogollon RR with Joe Gill / 538.5921  – silvercitymuseum.org (http://silvercitymuseum NULL.org)
  • Amos Torres
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Soulful Singer Songwriter with a bluesy back porch style / Free

Friday 4 October 2013

  • Iya Khan
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Funk, Pop & Rock / Free
  • Southwest New Mexico Audubon Society
    7pm / WNMU / Harlan Hall – 12th & Alabama / Tom Shelley speaks on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Mined Lands Reclamation/ Wildlife Habitat in Grant County / Light refreshments after the program / Free and open to the public / 534.0457
    Twisted Vine Refugee Support Group Meeting
    8pm / Old Elks Club Texas & Market / Music by Rhythm Mystic and Brandon Perrault

Saturday 5 October 2013

  • 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 Brandon Perrault / Linda – Market Manager – 654.4104
  • CentennialCare – NM’s Medicaid program – Community Forum
    3:30pm / WNMU Global Resource Center – 12th & Kentucky / Come learn the exciting changes to improve healthcare coverage for New Mexicans and the important decision you have to make / Sponsored by NM Human Services Department / 888.997.2583 – centennialcare.net (http://centennialcare NULL.net)
  • The Princess Bride
    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)
  • Mimbres Region Arts Council Benefit Auction
    6pm / Bear Mountain Lodge / A featured item is The Palisades at Little Cherry Creek – a painting by Harry Benjamin / Fee includes bid capability, appetizers / 538.2505 – mimbresarts.org (http://mimbresarts NULL.org/harry-benjamin-painting-auction/)
  • The Oversouls
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Rock & Soul Outfit / Free
  • City of 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

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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