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Play-writing for Everyone!

Play-writing for Everyone!, workshop facilitated by Silver City playwright Brenda McFarlane, participants will learn the basics of writing a 10-minute play. The workshop will take place, July 20, 10 to 1 pm, at the Historic Elks Clubhouse, 315 N. Texas St, downtown Silver City. The workshop is free for SCCT members, $20 for non-members. No advance registration; just come on July 20 and register between 9:30 and 10 am. In September, an ensemble of SCCT actors will present An Evening of 10-minute Plays. Everyone is encouraged to submit a 10-minute play not just participants in Play-writing For Everyone!

Audition for Shakespeare in the Park

On July 27 there’ll be auditions for an August 10 production: Shakespeare in the Park. Auditions will be  10:30 to 12 noon at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W College Ave. Those interested in auditioning should have a sonnet prepared beforehand. Participants can choose to prepare one of the following sonnets: 18, 29, 30, 55, 73, 116, 129,130, 139. Coming with a sonnet rehearsed is highly encouraged but not required to audition.
Shakespeare in the Park a free public event, will take place in Gough Park, 4 to 6 pm on August 10. "Four readers will present 16 of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Together they tell a story of friendship, lust and betrayal,” according to director, Frost McGahey. Sonnets can be found at the following link: https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/shakesonnets/.Frost will have refreshments at the auditions and, in a unique donation to SCCT, she will pay performers selected $50 each.

Public Invited To Celebrate Museum’s 45th Anniversary and Transformation of Fleming Hall on July 13

Silver City, NM – The Western New Mexico University Museum 45th Anniversary Black-on-White Gala will be Saturday, July 13, at 6 p.m.

“With the gala, we at the WNMU Museum celebrate 45 years of advancing the understanding of the diverse cultural and artistic heritages of southwest New Mexico. The gala also marks the completion of Fleming Hall’s stunning transformation into an open, light, secure, and climate-controlled environment that highlights the historic fabric of the building while enhancing the visitor experience,” WNMU Museum Director Dr. Cynthia Bettison said.  

Silver City Community Theatre (SCCT) will be very active in July, August, and September, according to MaryAnn Marlar, SCCT Board Member.

“In the July workshop, Play-writing for Everyone!,  facilitated by Silver City playwright Brenda McFarlane, participants will learn the basics of writing a 10-minute play. The workshop will take place, July 20, 10 to 1 pm, at the Historic Elks Clubhouse, 315 N. Texas St, downtown Silver City. The workshop is free for SCCT members, $20 for non-members. Advance registration is not necessary; just come on July 20th and register between 9:30 and 10 am,” according to Thomas Leeper, SCCT President. “In September, an ensemble of SCCT actors will present An Evening of 10-minute Plays.” Leeper said, “We’re really looking forward to presenting works by local playwrights. Everyone is encouraged to submit a 10-minute play not just participants in Play-writing For Everyone!, the July 20th workshop.”

brendaOn July 20, Silver City Community Theatre (SCCT) will present a workshop—Play-writing for
Everyone!—facilitated by Silver City playwright Brenda McFarlane. Participants will learn the basics of
writing a 10-minute play. The workshop will focus on writing about something you care about, tips and
tricks to come up with subject matter, and proper format. Participants will read other 10minute plays.
The workshop will take place, July 20, 10 am to 1 pm, registration 9:30 am at the Historic Elks
Clubhouse, 315 N. Texas St, downtown Silver City. The workshop is free for SCCT members, $20 for
non-members,” according to Thomas Leeper, SCCT President.

img 8282L-R: Silver High Key Club Members Katherine Brown and Anayah Peru; Kiwanis Club of Silver City's Alma Carson. The Kiwanis Club of Silver City will be holding its 58th Annual Pancake Breakfast and famous BBQ Beef Brisket Lunch on July 4th under the pavilion at Gough Park. Come out and support all that Kiwanis does for the youth in our community year-round. This is one of their most important fundraisers and your support will be appreciated, with 100 percent of the proceeds being spent here in the community funding youth leadership programs and other worthy causes like Fort Bayard patient gifts for Christmas. Enjoy a great “All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast” at the park served with scrambled eggs, sausage and a beverage from 7:00 to 10:00 A.M. for $7.00. Starting at 10:30 A.M. after the parade, Kiwanis will be serving up their famous home taste’n Beef Brisket BBQ with ranch beans, cole slaw, hot rolls and a beverage until 2:00 P.M. for just $9.00. See you on the 4th at Gough Park, in Silver City!

44th ab cropedThe New Mexico Army National Guard’s 44th Army Band’s “Spirit of New Mexico Summer Concert Series” will arrive in Silver City on Sunday, June 30 at 3 PM in WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater.  The 44th Army Band's mission of “Service through Music” continues to honor our nation and support the local communities through free musical performances. 

Our River, Our Future

September 19 - 22, 2019, Silver City, NM

The Gila Conservation Coalition hosts the 15th annual Gila River Festival September 19-22, 2019 in Silver City, New Mexico and along the Gila River. Join us to explore the future of the Gila River in relation to the changing climate, as well as our responsibility to act as responsible earth stewards, with keynote speaker climate activist Tim DeChristopher and many renowned presenters.

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Mon Jul 15 @12:00AM
15th Annual Gila River Festival Online Registration - Silver City, New Mexico
Mon Jul 15 @12:00AM
Silver City CLAY Festival - Silver City, New Mexico
Mon Jul 15 @12:00AM
Silver City CLAY Festival - Bear Mountain Lodge
Mon Jul 15 @11:00AM -
Laughter Yoga - Lotus Center
Mon Jul 15 @12:05PM - 01:00PM
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group - First Presbyterian Church
Mon Jul 15 @ 4:00PM -
Grant Soil & Water Conservation District Meeting - Natural Resources Conservation Service/Grant SWCD Office
Mon Jul 15 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
Advanced SKYWARN Spotter Class - WNMU 3rd Floor Student Memorial Building Mall
Mon Jul 15 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
CLAY Festival Juried Exhibition Opening Reception - Seedboat Center for the Arts
Mon Jul 15 @ 7:00PM -
Adult Ballet - Lotus Center
Mon Jul 15 @ 7:00PM -
Open Mic with Doug Snyder - Buckhorn Saloon
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