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Exhibit by Graphic Artist Grecia Rivas To Open With Reception on Nov. 9

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University graduate student Grecia Rivas' political artwork will soon be featured in an exhibit called The Art of the Resistance at the Mimbres Region Arts Council gallery (1201 N. Pope St.) in the Wells Fargo Bank building.

Co-sponsored by WNMU, the show will open with a reception on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and will hang through Thursday, Dec. 14.

steven vanhauwaert rsSteven VanhauwaertOn Friday, November 3rd, the Grant County Community Concert Association will welcome Belgium native and Steinway Artist Steven Vanhauwaert. The concert will be held in the WNMU Fine Arts Theater at 7:00 p.m. Vanhauwaert made his official U.S. solo debut in May of 2011, and the Los Angeles Times hailed his performance for its "impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique."

previous christmas parade rsA float from a previous Lighted Christmas ParadeThe holiday season will begin with the 27th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, "A Hometown Holiday. Past, Present, Future." The Lighted Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7 pm. This wonderful community event is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet, the Town of Silver City, and Hidalgo Medical Services.

bowlsThe Empty Bowls Community Dinner will be held at the Volunteer Center on Saturday, October 28, between 11:30 a.m.-2 .m. Your $20 ticket lets you choose a handcrafted ceramic bowl and fill it with delicious soups. Take the bowl home to remind you that while your bowl can be filled, those of others in our community are often empty. All proceeds benefit the Grant County food pantry.

dont drink the water rsTickets for the comedy, Don't Drink the Water, a Broadway hit by Woody Allen in the early 1960's, are now on sale at Vintage Fantasies, Gila Hike and Bike, and Vicki's Eatery.
Silver City Community Theatre's smash comedy will run madly on stage at the Old Elks Lodge, Texas and Market, November 10-12 and 17-19. Sunday matinee performances will occur on November 12 and 19, 2:30 pm.

"Vicki's Eatery offers an extra double delight for ticket holders attending one of the Friday or Saturday 7:30 performances," says Community Theatre president Ted Presler. "A performance ticket is $10. A full Italian meal served by Vicki's, which shares a building with the Elks theater, is $35, including the performance. Those special meals, beginning at 5:30 November 10, 11, 17, and 18, are really limited, so that theater goers will want to buy their Vicki's tickets as soon as possible. People can buy dinner-performance tickets only at Vicki's."

In conjunction with its ongoing commemoration of the centennial of the First World War, the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society is pleased to host an evening program on Wednesday, November 1 at the Santa Clara National Guard Armory Building, beginning at 7 p.m.

Heribert von Feilitzsch grew up in Germany, only yards from the East German border, the "Iron Curtain." In 1988 he came to the United States as a student. Fascinated with the Mexican-American border, he pursued a Masters Degree in Latin-American History with focus on Mexican-German-American relations at the University of Arizona. After twenty years of painstaking original research in the U.S., Mexico, and Germany, von Feilitzsch authored four books on the German naval intelligence agent Felix A. Sommerfeld and the German secret service in the United States between 1914 and 1917. He lives on a farm in Northern Virginia with his wife and children.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clara Armory. For more information, contact Cecilia Bell at 388-4477, or Doug Dinwiddie at 388-4862.

buck burns rsBuck Burn's fabulous addition to the 2016 Dia de los Muertos parade. Wonder what this year will bring??The Dia de los Muertos days of celebration will begin at 12 noon on Sunday, October 29, in Silver City's historic downtown. Market and Texas Streets will be the setting for art, music, food, activities for all ages and rememborances for those gone before.

monsoon puppets rsThe Monsoon Puppets set against the historic and colorful Silver City downtown add a fun atmosphere to the Dia de los Muertos parades.There are exciting plans for the 2017 Silver City Dia de los Muertos! This is a collaborative event of the Silver City Art Association, the Green Chamber, Mimbres Region Arts Council, Silver City Museum and the Arts and Cultural District.

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Silver City Museum Celebration of Volunteers - Silver City Museum Annex
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