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hi lo silversThe Hi Lo Silvers (Photo by Mary Alice Murphy)Please join the Hi Lo Silvers at their Holiday Concert and Sing-A-Long in the First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan Street in Silver City. Concerts happen December 7 at 7:00 p.m. and December 9 at 3 p.m. Singers are directed by Nada Dates and accompanied by Rhonda Gorog on piano and Bill Baldwin on string bass. Admission is free.    

About the Hi Lo Silvers: the Hi Lo Silvers women’s chorus perform on Mother’s Day weekend in May and on the second weekend in December. The HLS perform a Friday evening concert and a Sunday afternoon concert on the same weekend. For the May concerts, the Hi Lo Silvers sing standards, folk tunes, spirituals, and songs from Broadway and films. 

snowqueenPictured is the Snow Queen from a previous Lighted Christmas Parade. (Courtesy Photo)The holiday season will begin with the 28th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, “A Storybook Christmas”. The Lighted Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 7 p.m. This wonderful community event is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet, the Town of Silver City, and Hidalgo Medical Services.  

“The parade is a twenty-eight year long tradition in Silver and each year we see new organizations entering floats along with annual entries, states Patrick Hoskins, Board President of Silver City MainStreet. This year, we are bringing back the Snow Queen, a popular entry from past parades. We couldn’t find any of the original costume, so this will be a new incarnation of the Snow Queen. We look forward to two entries from Freeport McMoRan as well.”

Awards for the parade will be given immediately after the parade at the Little Toad Creek.  

deathtrap2Myra Bruhl (Mary Ann Marlar) instructs the earnest, scheming writing student Clifford Anderson (Thomas Leeper). (Photo by Bruce Bloy)Tickets for “Deathtrap” are on sale at Vickie’s Eatery on Market Street and Morning Star on N. Bullard Street, according to Hallie Harris, the play’s producer for the Silver City Community Theatre.

“This comedic thriller, full twists and gasps and laughs, will form the perfect bridge between manic Black Friday sales and Christmas sugarplums,” says Wendy Spurgeon, director.

Using the Little Theater at Silver High, the community acting company will stage eight performances: Fridays, November 30 and December 7, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, December 1 and 8, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, December 2 and 9, at 2 p.m.

door shop smallPictured is a Shop Small door from 2017 (Courtesy Photo)Small Business Saturday® is an annual holiday shopping tradition sponsored nationally by American Express. Silver City MainStreet is promoting Shop Small and the downtown shopping district with forty-four businesses participating with deals, discounts, free drawings and treats on Saturday, November 24, 2018.

On Saturday, November 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Silver City MainStreet will have a welcome station at The Hub, located at 600 N. Bullard St. Shoppers can pick up a free canvas Shop Small tote and enter a free drawing for a $50 MainStreet gift certificate. Lists of forty-four businesses offering special sales or drawings will also be handed out.

November 27, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m. 

Place: Light Hall Theatre 

General Admission: $15

Free with Mustang ID

Premier Sponsor: James Edd Hughs/Edward Jones Investments

Co-Sponsor: Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL)

Pianist Sandra Rivers performs Dohnany’s Piano Qunitet No 1 in C Minor Op 1 and

Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major Op 81

November 15, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm 

Place: Light Hall Theatre 

Admission: Tickets $15; Free with Mustang ID

Sponsor: Western Institute of Lifelong Learning

“Get Ready is the Reveler’s second collection of original material and it finds the group ready, willing, and able to rock the house. The Revelers’ brand of [Louisiana] music is a masterful mix of Cajun, zydeco, and ‘50s inflected swamp rock, featuring all new compositions that capture the spirit and drive of their stylistic origins, and it is presented by a band of musicians playing at the top of their game.” – Ed Whitelock, Popmatters

Check out their music here.

For tickets or more information contact WNMU here. 575-538-6469 • cultural.affairs@wnmu.edu

November 11, 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Place: Light Hall Theater

Co-Sponsor: Silver Screen Society

General Admission: $8 at the door only

Jeff Berg, film historian from Santa Fe, will present movie clips shot in New Mexico, from the first piece of film shot in the state to current Silver City area productions. Highlights include Billy the Kid movies, Rain Man, Forrest Gump and 3:10 to Yuma.

For more information contact WNMU here • 575-538-6469 • cultural.affairs@wnmu.edu

Time: 6:30 p.m. Parotti Hall, 7:30 p.m. McCray Gallery

Admission: Free to the Public

Sponsor: Western Institute of Lifelong Learning

“I have always been profoundly responsive to color and the sensations color can provoke. My work has been described as an artistic oxymoron: both loud and quiet, solid and transparent, hand-made and precise, delicate and aggressive, exuberant and restrained, formal and emotional. It is a reflection of me, an artist of blended culture who is both loud and quiet, urban and rural, delicate and aggressive, masculine and feminine, adventurous and routine," said Pack

​I was born in the stormy seaside of rural northwest Oregon and lived on the West Coast for most of my life. I now reside in the sparse arid beauty of southwest New Mexico. I miss the ocean, but find solace in the high desert.”

Visit Jen's website here.

For more information contact WNMU here • 575-538-6469 • cultural.affairs@wnmu.edu

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Sun Nov 18 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theatre - Silco Theater
Sun Nov 18 @ 2:00PM -
Movies at the Light Hall Theater - Light Hall Theatre
Mon Nov 19 @12:05PM - 01:00PM
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group - First Presbyterian Church
Mon Nov 19 @12:30PM -
Zumba Gold - Silver City Recreation Center
Mon Nov 19 @ 1:15PM -
Laughter Yoga - Lotus Center
Mon Nov 19 @ 7:00PM -
Adult Ballet: Integrating Body and Spirit - Lotus Center
Mon Nov 19 @ 7:00PM -
Open Mic with Peter Dahl-Bredine - Buckhorn Saloon
Tue Nov 20 @10:00AM -
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance - Silver City Recreation Center
Tue Nov 20 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Silver City Rotary Club Lunch Meeting - WNMU Sunset Room, 2nd Floor Cafeteria
Tue Nov 20 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
Gilawriters Expressive Writing Group - Murray Ryan Visitor Center