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Wednesday 27 February 2013

  • Curbside Consulting
    9am – Noon / Wellness Coalition / Nonprofit Resource Center – 409 N Bullard Street / Free consulting services to nonprofit organizations or those aspiring to become a nonprofit / Free / Lisa Jimenez – 534.0665 ext 232 /
  • Library Story Time
    10am / Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Avenue / Reading, poetry, music and movement for children and grown-ups of all ages / Free / Harmony Phillips-Dahlsten – Children’s/Youth Librarian / 538.3672 /
  • WNMU Soul Food Lunch
    11am – 1:30pm / Mustang Dining Hall / Fee if not on a meal plan
  • Prenatal Yoga Class
    11:30am – 12:30pm / Billy Casper Wellness Center – 300 E 16th Street / Classes are taught by a certified instructor / Prenatal yoga classes are recommended for women in any stage of pregnancy / Free
  • Lunch and Learn
    Noon / WNMU Global Resource Building – ABC Room / Cordelia Rose speaks “Lots About Labyrinths”
  • Mom and Baby Yoga Class
    12:45pm -1:45pm / Billy Casper Wellness Center – 300 E 16th Street / Classes are taught by a certified instructor / Mom and Baby yoga is recommended starting 4 weeks postpartum for vaginal delivery and 6 weeks postpartum for caesarean section, until baby is crawling / Free
  • Health Talk
    1 – 2pm / Gila Regional Medical Center Conference Room – 1313 East 32nd Street /
    I Have Cancer. What’s My Next Step?
  • SWCCA / Southwestern County Commissioners Alliance
    1pm / Catron County Courthouse – 100 Main Street – Reserve, NM / For more info contact the Catron County Manager’s Office 533.6423
  • Dane & Edie
    6:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard / Piano & Vocal – Jazz & Standards / Free
  • Black History Documentary
    7pm / WNMU Student Memorial Center / Focuses on Africa-American life to commemorate Black History Month
  • The Oversouls
    7:30pm / Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos / Local Rock & Soul Combo / Free

Thursday 28 February 2013

  • Introduction to Grant Proposal Writing
    9:30am – 4:30pm / Wellness Coalition – Nonprofit Resource Center – 409 N Bullard Street / Full Day Workshop with Nikki Zeuner / Introduces participants to the basics of writing a federal style grant proposal / You will learn: how to prepare the components of the proposal, what pitfalls to avoid, and many tools and tricks of the trade that make the process less harrowing / Fee / Contact Brenna for details 534.0665 x231 or
  • NM-90/Hudson Street Bridge Public Meeting
    5:30pm / Grant County Admin. Bldg – 1400 Hwy 180 East / NMDOT will have staff available to share information and discuss options for traffic control on how detours will be placed in order to provide a safe environment / The public will have an opportunity to view suggested temporary detours that will route motorists west of NM-90 during construction / The NMDOT welcomes residents, businesses and all school Administrators to come and view the project outline / Bridget Spedalierit 525.7340
  • Gene Booth
    6:30 / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard Street / Old Time Country / Free

Friday 1 March 2013

  • Grant County Retired Educators Association
    11:30am / Red Barn – 708 Silver Heights Blvd / All retired educators from any state are welcome / Dutch treat lunch / Patricia Milligan 388.1108
  • Silver City Astronomical Society
    1pm / WNMU Global Resource Center / Fred Espenak, PhD – Predicting and Chasing Solar Eclipses
  • SWNM Audubon Society
    7pm / WNMU Harlan Hall – 12th Street & Alabama / Patricia Espenak is a retired chemistry teacher who will present a slide show –
    The Far Side of Antarctica – from her trip in November of 2003 / Feature photos of a plethora of penguins as well as other Antarctic wildlife / Light refreshments after the program / Free and open to the public
  • Alister M
    7:30pm / Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos / Folk Rock from Las Cruces / Free
  • Opening Reception for “FeVa Faves”
    3:30 – 4:30pm / MRAC / Mimbres Region Arts Council office – Wells Fargo Bank building 12th & Pope Streets / Presents FeVa Fotos works from near and far / Includes our national parks, wildlife, diverse landscapes and the photographers’ favorites

Saturday 2 March 2013

  • Regalos de la Tierra Pottery Blow Out Sale and Benefit for GMCR!
    9am – 4 pm / 515 W 7th Street – corner of Cooper / Just in time for Spring planting!  Handmade and freeze-proof planters, large and small,  fountain pieces, some seconds / Support Local Business and Independent Media!  A portion of the proceeds will be shared with Gila / Mimbres Community Radio / More info? – Lisa Jimenez – 574.5473
  • Children’s Craft Class – Tin Punching
    10am – Noon / Silver City Museum – 312 W Broadway / For children aged 8 and older / Fee / Pre-registration encouraged / 538.5921 or for more info
  • Children’s Easter Crafts
    11am – 1pm / Bayard Public Library- Conference Room / Presented by Kim Godfrey for children / Those age 9 and under need to be accompanied by an adult care-giver whenever they are in the library
  • Astronomical Observations
    Sundown – 9:00pm / The City of Rocks – 33 miles south of Silver City / In Roll-Off Roof building just behind the Orion Group parking area across from Park restrooms accessible on the right-hand road into the park / Regular astronomy observations through a 14-inch telescope donated to the Park by Gene Simons with astronomer Matt Wilson / Matt discusses seasonal constellations and their lore, the Solar System with visible planets and their moons, and observations on deep sky objects as visibility permits / $5 day pass per car load of folks / More info  –
  • Peter Fletcher
    10am / Silver City Public Library.  This classical guitar concert is part of a nation-wide tour, under the auspices of Philip Truckenbrod Concert Artists / Free / For more information, visit
  • String Beans
    7:30 / Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos / Bluegrass / Free

Sunday 3 March 2013

  • Regalos de la Tierra Pottery Blow Out Sale and Benefit for GMCR!
    9am – 4 pm / 515 W 7th Street – corner of Cooper / Just in time for Spring planting!  Handmade and freeze-proof planters, large and small,  fountain pieces, some seconds / Support Local Business and Independent Media!  A portion of the proceeds will be shared with Gila / Mimbres Community Radio / More info? – Lisa Jimenez – 574.5473
  • LGBT Brunch
    Noon / Vickie’s Eatery – 315 N Texas Street / All LGBT folk, friends and allies are welcome / 388-5430

Monday 4 March 2013

  • Open Mic Night
    7pm / Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos / 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
LAST DAY TO REGISTER! 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.

To include an event on the calendar please send your request to 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 reoccurring 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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