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Community Calendar / 3 October 2014

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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
  • Scott van Linge
    6:30 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, 32 Main St., Pinos Altos. Blues, folk, country and R ‘n’R oldies. Free.
  • Habaneros
    7 p.m. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre, 1000 West College Ave., Silver City. Presented by the Grant County Community Concert Association. Members of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra play classical, Cuban and Latin American music. Details at 538-5862.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • Good Shepherd First Saturday Garage Sale
    8 a.m. – Noon. Texas St., between 6th and 7th. Halloween décor and costumes, lots of new donations. Decorative and useful home and yard items, books, clothing, shoes, linens, craft items and more. Bargain bags of clothes after 11 a.m.
  • 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
  • Because Teens Matter
    1 p.m. Anglican Church at Old St. Mary’s grounds, 1814 N. Alabama. For teens 13-17, parents are welcomed. Goal is to support teens to make healthy decisions about their lives and to teach them life skills like sewing, knitting, bicycle repair, money management, cooking, and help with reading, math, etc. Door prizes drawn every 15 minutes. Refreshments will be served. Info call Fr. Henry Hoffman 313-5797.
  • 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 –
  • UUFSC Service
    10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 3845 North Swan Street. Heidi Ogas will preside, a “blessing of the animals.” Bring your pets comfortably leashed or crafted, if no longer with us bring a photo. Weather permitting, will be held outdoors on the patio. There will be coffee and conversation, with light refreshments, after the service.
  • Silver City United Church of Christ
    1 p.m. Women’s club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd. Ten Commandments and Eight Precepts: Finding my own rules for living. 519-4103.

Monday, October 6, 2014

  • Nurse-Managed Foot Care Clinic
    9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon) Silver City Senior Center (Call Senior Center for an appointment 388-2545). Provided by WNMU School of Nursing. New sock donations provided by the Silver City Women’s Club. Free.
  • Silver City New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
    12:05 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan, Silver City. Meets Mondays. 538-2154.
  • Laughter Club
    12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 615 N. Texas St. Use the physical act of laughter to enhance your health. No jokes are used but lots of breathing, laughing and clapping. Free. Sponsored by the Active & Alive program. Mary Ann Finn: 388-0243. Meets the first, third and fifth Monday of the month.
  • Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate Training
    5-9 p.m. Gila Regional Medical Center Board Room, 1313 E. 32nd St., Silver City. Sexual Assault & the law, forensic interviewing, prosecution, victim rights, NM law & SASS legal advocacy for victims.

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 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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