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Southwest Festival of the Written Word
Reading under the Stars

Date: Saturday August 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

rufus safford 1 rsRufus Safford salutes the crowd during the 2017 Doo Dah Parade in Glenwood. Photo by Laurie FordJuly is time for one of Glenwood's unique annual events, the Doo Dah Parade on July 4th. It's like stepping back in time. The day's celebrations include: the Street Market, a horseshoe tournament, the parade, music and dancing and is topped off by fireworks.

The 14th Annual Gila River Festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wild and Scenic Rivers in the United States. Presented by the Gila Conservation Coalition, the four-day festival will feature dynamic presentations and hands-on activities designed to foster a deeper intimacy with the Gila River, New Mexico's last wild river and its watershed, including river outings, expert-led hikes and field trips, presentations, and much more.

Rivers run through us – our hearts, our lives, our nation's history. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. As our nation matures, we have come to recognize the value of rivers and our responsibility to protect them. Although 12,000 river miles are now protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, this represents less than one quarter of one percent of total river miles in the US. At the 14th annual Gila River Festival we will celebrate this momentous legislation by exploring its roots, surveying the effects it has had, and pondering the future of the American river system as a whole.

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.

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