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Meet author Bill Charland, June 28

The Kiwanis Club of Silver City will be holding its 56th Annual July 4th Pancake Breakfast and BBQ Lunch on the Fourth of July from 7:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 4th under the pavillion at Gough Park during the Chamber of Commerce/Town of Silver City July 4th parade and celebration. Chartered in August of 1946, the Kiwanis Club of Silver City has focused on implementing and sponsoring youth service leadership programs that benefit the entire community. The Kiwanis "Terrific Kid" program, which helps elementary school students develop self esteem, leadership skills, and respect for others, is facilitated in nine area elementary schools and is responsible for recognizing over 1,000 students a year. Kiwanis also sponsors student led community service clubs in local schools that include: K-Kids at G.W. Stout Elementary; Builder's Club at La Plata and Snell Middle Schools; Key Club at Silver, Cliff and Cobre High Schools; Circle K at WNMU; and Aktion Club for adults with developmental disabilities. All proceeds from the July 4th event will go towards continuing these valuable leadership programs that enrich the community.

SW New Mexico Quilters 4th of July Quilt Show

tree of life rsAn example of a clay Árbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) like the one the public will have the opportunity to contribute to during the Community Tree of Life workshop at Western New Mexico University's ¡Fiesta Latina! on June 23 and at the Silver City CLAY Festival in July.Silver City, NM – Patricia Castillo of Taller Artesanal de Don Alfonso Castillo Orta and her husband Paul Jolet are creating a clay Árbol de la Vida (Tree of Life), and the public will use that foundation to build a Community Tree of Life during a two-part workshop that begins at ¡Fiesta Latina! on the Western New Mexico University campus Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

The Saturday, June 16, 2018 Just Words event at the Tranquilbuzz Coffee House (112 W Yankie St.) will feature Bonnie Buckley-Maldonado, Jessa Tumposky, and Melanie Zipin. Once upon a time (October 2015) Virus Theater presented a performance piece based on the poetry of Bonnie Buckley-Maldonado as part of the Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Bonnie Buckley-Maldonado provided the words. Jessa Tumposky played the child Bonnie on stage. Melanie Zipin played the adult Bonnie. On June 16, 2018, they will share the stage again with readings from their own work. Open mic will follow their performance. That means your poems, stories, observations. The event starts at 2:00 p.m.

The Silver City Public Library is excited to welcome Santa Fe Opera teaching artist Charles Gamble back to Silver City to lead theater workshops for a variety of age groups. Workshops for children and teens will be held on Thursday, June 7, and a workshop for adults will be held Friday, June 8. There is a limit of 15 participants for the children and teen workshops, and 20 participants for the adult workshop. There will be no pre-registration for the workshops; instead, free tickets will be given out starting 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each event.

Children ages 6 to 12 can participate in "The Agile Improvised Odyssey" workshop on Thursday, June 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In two hours the group will create and stage an original story following the Hero's Journey, a pattern that many myths, folktales, and even movies follow. Our hero leaves home on a quest for something that is missing, meeting new friends and encountering dramatic obstacles and fierce adversaries on the way. Before returning home, our hero is dramatically transformed. In the last 30 minutes of the workshop, families can return to watch the story that kids bring to life in a whirlwind world premiere, complete with simple make-up and costumes.

Summertime and Glenwood is busy

cosmic7069m l copyThe Cosmic Campground, an International Dark Sky Association sanctuary north of Glenwood on US 180, offers spectacular views of the night sky. Photo by David Thornburg

June kicks off the summer season in the Glenwood area and there’s something for everyone at upcoming programs and events.

transcending borders rsArtists representing the five generations of Taller Artesanal de Don Alfonso Castillo Orta, who are famous for their colorful and intricate Tree of Life candelabras and who are highlighted in a film that will be screened during the inaugural Transcending Borders documentary film discussion series at Western New Mexico University’s ¡Fiesta Latina! from June 22-24, 2018.Silver City, NM – This year, Western New Mexico University's ¡Fiesta Latina! presents Transcending Borders, a free, five-part documentary film discussion series, featuring the stories behind the art of four world-renowned Mexican folk artists and a photographer-storyteller from Oaxaca. Designed to deepen ¡Fiesta Latina! participants' appreciation and understanding of the historical, economic, social and cultural significance of various forms of traditional Hispanic folk art, the film discussions will take place throughout ¡Fiesta Latina! weekend, June 22-24, 2018, in WNMU's Brancheau P.E. Complex.

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Silver City Public Library Will be Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Silver City Public Library
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New Hope Al-Anon Family Group - First Presbyterian Church
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Zumba Gold - Silver City Recreation Center
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Laughter Yoga - Lotus Center
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Silver Consolidated School Board of Education Work Session - School Administration Building
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Silver City Consolidated Schools Board Meeting - School Administration Building
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Silver Chorale to Begin Rehersals - First Presbyterian Church
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Open Mic With Doug Snyder - Buckhorn Saloon
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Adult Ballet: Integrating Body and Spirit - Lotus Center
Tue Jan 22 @12:00AM
Chris Alvarez Art Sale - Ingalls and Leyba Arts