May will be a busy month in Glenwood -- from unique labyrinth walks to the grand opening of a new gallery to the reopening of Mogollon, the ghost town that was basically shut down last year due to a multi-million dollar construction project designed to resolve the flooding problems from the past.
Both labyrinth events are hosted by Cordelia Rose at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. First up is “Walk as One at 1” for World Labyrinth Day in southwest New Mexico.
At 1 p.m. on Saturday May 5, participants will “Walk as One at 1” in one of the six labyrinths. Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths will be open until dusk. Admission is free although a donation towards upkeep is appreciated.
Bring your sunhat, your family and friends before 1 p.m. so we can start walking the labyrinth on time with the rest of the people in our time zone.
World Labyrinth Day has been established as a day for bringing people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol, a tool, a passion, or a practice.
Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths is at 355 Bursum Road, a stucco house on the left after mile marker 3 on Rt. 159 off Hwy 180 between Glenwood and Alma. There is a labyrinth sign hanging at the red gate.
Disregard MapQuest, Google Maps or Apple Maps as they have us located 35 miles away on a trail up the mountain in the Gila Wilderness! GPS 33.3765, -108.852
For information please call: Cordelia Rose 575-313-1002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.wmlabyrinths.com/glenwood.shtml for information about Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths, detailed directions, places to stay and more.
Second is the Standing Women event at 1 p.m. on Mother’s Day, May 13 at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. The women of Ohio have called upon the women of the world to stand with them in support of a better world for all children and the seven generations beyond them.
Last May hundreds of thousands of women and girls, along with the men and boys they love, in 75 countries and on all continents of the world stood together in parks, on beaches, in churches, at graduation ceremonies, in their backyards and at school yards or anyplace they could find to stand in a global wave of humanity.
Participants ring a bell to signify the beginning of five minutes of silence to reflect on what can be done to make the world better for our children. The bells are rung again at the conclusion of the five minutes.
Participants will gather around a labyrinth and ring bells to signify the beginning of 5 minutes of silence and ring them again at 1:05 p.m, Bells will be available if you don’t have one. Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths will be open until dusk. Admission is free or a donation towards upkeep.
Bring a bell, your family and friends to Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths, to share in this unique experience. See directions above.
For more information from the women of Ohio, please view the Standing Women video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eNJ4oVQKxU
Other May events
May 11 is Movie Night at Glenwood Community Library. The featured film is a musical, “The Greatest Showman” starring Hugh Jackman. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, this dazzling, entertaining musical celebrates the birth of show business and dreams coming to life. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the library, 14 Menges Lane, Glenwood, New Mexico 88039.
New gallery opening
The Catwalk Gallery & Gift Shop will hold its Grand Opening on Saturday, May 12 ,from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at 5112 Highway 180 in downtown Glenwood. The gallery features work by New Mexico artist and artisans. For more information, go to email@example.com.
The Glenwood Senior Center will host its 1st annual Mother's Day Cash Bingo on Saturday, May 12. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Games begin at 1 p.m. The cost is $15 for 10 games. Food & drinks available for donation. There will be door prizes, a $100 Blackout game and a 50/50 Cash Raffle. There will also be complimentary corsages for mothers who attend.
Also on May 12, the Old Kelly Store will open for the season, mid- May to mid-October. It features all sorts of hand-crafted items and art. It is open Saturdays and Sundays and Monday holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also in Mogollon, owners of the Purple Onion are hoping to open by May 19. The popular eatery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Mogollon Mountain Gun Club will host a shoot at the Glenwood Range at 9 a.m. There will be events for Centerfire and .22 rifle, as well as Centerfire and .22pistol. A great and cheap hamburger lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome. Call 539-2527 for more information.
The Glenwood Street Market, featuring arts and crafts, and food, is growing. New vendors are adding even more variety to the selections. It is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coming up in June
The Summer Reading program at Glenwood Community Library will meet every Wednesday in June and July (June 6 - July 25) from 1-3:30 p.m. This year’s theme is 'Libraries Rock.'
There is no set age but the kids are typically from infant to 13. The majority of kids are between 3 and 12. There are separate programs for pre-school and older kids.
Every child will receive a book and bag. Snacks are provided.
The program includes fun games, crafts, and prizes. There will be a drawing on the last day for Grand Prizes -- at least one for each age group. Kids earn entries for this through participation in the program throughout the summer