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Community Calendar 30 September 2014

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Tuesday, September 30, 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.  WNMU Student Memorial Building – 2nd Floor – Sunset Room / A speaker will talk about issues of community interest. Guests are welcome . A hot lunch with dessert and coffee is available.
  • Meditation for Everyone!
    5:30-6:15 p.m. Billy Casper Wellness Center. 20-25 minute meditation on the theme of “What is Your Life’s Purpose” followed by 20-25 minutes of commentary. This evening completes the series of five classes on Tuesday evenings. Free. Jeff Goin at 313-4087.
  • 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, October 1, 2014

  • Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate Training
    5-9 p.m. Gila Regional Medical Center Conference Room, 1313 E. 32nd St., Silver City. Vicarious trauma & Self-care, Bystander interventions, LGBT issues, and boys & men.
  • 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

Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • Brown Bag Program: New Mexico Cienagas
    Noon- 1 p.m. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway. Part II with A.T. Cole. 538-5921 or
  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word –
    Landscape and Language: A Poet’s Artist

    6 p.m. Parotti Recital Hall, 1000 W. College Ave. Former Kansas Poet Laureate, Denise Low, discusses how cultural and structural geology, landscape painters, other poets, and her own cultural heritage influenced her to write her recent collection of poetry. Free and open to the public. for information.
  • Is it loco to speak local?
    6-8 p.m. The Commons, 501 E. 13th St. Be part of a community conversation on what we need and how to get it. Attend a community conversation coming to your neighborhood.
  • Opening Night at Historic Light Hall
    Outdoor reception 6:30, Movie screening 7:30. Light Hall Auditorium, WNMU Campus 1000 W. College Ave, Silver City. The Light Hall Auditorium is reopening to the public as a community venue where you can experience seeing the latest movies, listen to lectures, or be amazed by the talents of visiting musicians. First 150 to RSVP will be guaranteed a seat.

Friday, October 3, 2014

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamations
    9 a.m. Silver City Woman’s Club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd. Reading of County and Municipalities’ proclamations in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Free. 538-2125
  • Habaneros Quintet (Concert for Families)
    10:30 – 11:45 a.m. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater / 12th & Kentucky / Habaneros Quintet from Havana Cuba play an educational outreach concert, free to elementary school age kids accompanied by an adult on School In-Service Day. Grant County Community Concert Association, 538-5862
  • Grant County Art Guild’s Annual Old Masters Exhibit
    4-6 p.m. MRAC gallery in Wells Fargo Bank, 1201 N. Pope Street /  The show will hang for the month of October and be available for viewing Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • SWNM Audubon
    7 p.m. WNMU Harlan Hall, corner of 12th St. and Alabama. Carol Beidleman, New Mexico’s Audubon’s Director of Bird Conservation will present “Conserving Migratory Birds through International Partnerships: A full life-cycle approach.” Light refreshments after meeting. 388-2386 or

Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate Training
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Gila Regional Medical Center Conference Room, 1313 E. 32nd St., Silver City. Confidentiality, rape on campus, cultural competence, and disabilities. Lunch will be served. Free to volunteers.
  • SW Festival of the Written Word – The Scalpel and the Thread:
    a Master Workshop for Writers

    9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pinos Altos location TBA. Using 5 pages of your own work, novelist, writing teacher and NPR commentator Mary Sojourner shows the beauty of taking the scalpel to your words, and how to weave threads of color back into your writing. There is a fee for this workshop, and space is limited to 10 participants. Reserve a space at or 520-850-0014.
  • SW Festival of the Written Word – Soup to Nuts:
    From First Draft to Publishable Poetry, A Workshop for Poets of all levels

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Silver City location TBA. Former Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low, using a one-page sample of your own writing, teaches how to go from draft, to revision, to readiness for a journal editor’s sharp eyes. There is a fee for this workshop – reserve your space at or 313-3172.
  • Fall Art & Wine Extravaganza
    10am – 6pm / Esperanza Vineyard – 100 DeLaO – Sherman, NM / Talented artists, live music  / David or Esperanza Gurule – 505.259.9523 – 505.238.6252
  • Pet Blessing
    10am / Gough Park
  • Pinos Altos October Fiesta
    11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Street in Pinos Altos. Come play historic games! “Beer Garden” in the Opera House, Hamburgers at the Buckhorn, Brats cooked by Fire Department Volunteers, and Mike Moutoux, “the Enchanted Cowboy,” performing at the opera house from noon- 1 p.m. Music and Dancing. 538-5921 or Or Lucy Whitmarsh at 574-8394 or
  • Book signing: New Mexico Beer
    2-3 p.m. Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Silver City. “A History of Brewing in the Land of Enchantment” by Jon C. Stott. 538.5921 or
  • Craft Class: Papermaking for Adults with Veronique De Jaegher
    2-4 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway. For adult crafters, limit 6 crafters, pre-registration required, and there is a small fee. 538-5921 or
  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word – Speed date with a Publisher
    3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Silver City location TBA. Prepare a five minute summary of your book project and pitch it to Denise Low, co-publisher of Mammoth Publications and formerly with Cottonwood Review Press. Get an on-the-spot response to the proposal and the pitch, with suggestions for improvement. There is a fee for this event – reserve your space at or 313-3172.
  • SW Festival of the Written Word – An Evening with Stars of Prose & Poetry
    7pm / 614 N. Bullard Street / Readings by novelist Mary Sojourner, former Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low, and Silver City Poet Laureate Elise Stuart. Open to the public, free of charge. or 313-3172.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

  • 2014 Tamal Fiesta y Mas
    CALL FOR PARTICIPATION! Event is November 29, 2014. Sell your hand-made Hispanic-heritage folk art, crafts, or traditional foods, or create displays about local Hispanic heritage / 538-4332 or 505.819.965 –

To include an event on the calendar please send your request to and include the following information:

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Short description if desired
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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 /

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