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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.

Come hear the artist talk about Contemporary Casta Portraiture: Nuestra "Calidad." The Silver City Museum will host the New Mexico debut of the exhibition Contemporary Casta Portraiture: Nuestra "Calidad," by Delilah Montoya. The exhibition will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018 and be on view until September 30, 2018.The first look at the exhibition will be a special opening reception on Friday, June 15, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., to which the public is invited. Admission is free; donations greatly appreciated.

502 w. college ave rsWNMU: 502 W. College Ave.The Twenty-Four Club, which has served Silver City and Grant County since 1948, will hold its annual home tour on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 1-4 p.m.

The proceeds from ticket sales benefit WNMU female student scholarships.

fiesta latina rsSilver City, NM – Western New Mexico University's second annual ¡Fiesta Latina! will run June 22 – 24, 2018, in Old James Stadium on the Western New Mexico University campus (1000 W. College Ave.).

Tickets go on sale June 1.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Timed Event Slack/Steer Roping – starts at 8:00 am at the Southwest Horseman’s Arena.

The Boys and the Bulls – sponsored by Freeport McMoRan.

Gates open at 6:30 pm, Mutton Bustin’ sponsored by Stone, McGee & Co. CPAs at 7:30 pm

Bull Riding action gets underway at 8:00 pm.

The 23rd Annual Silver City Blues Festival is finally here! The Mimbres Region Arts Council has been working hard to get everything ready for this event; all we need now is for you to come out and enjoy the festival! The 2018 Blues Festival will be a Community Celebration of the Arts.

On Friday night May 25, come to Gough Park at 5pm to witness the Gila Glass Classic Flame Off – hosted by Silver City’s own The Glasserie. Come see many very talented artists compete in creating unique glass blown sculptures! Two time New Mexico Music Award winners The Bus Tapes Band will play on Friday night starting at 6:00pm.

Volunteers are needed to put graveside flags on all graves in Fort Bayard National Cemetery for the Memorial Day event on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. The placing of the flags will be on Friday, May 25, at  9:00 A.M. and the tools needed will be a hammer and a ½ inch to ¾ inch rod to make the pilot holes for the flags. Ideally the rod will be long enough that the person stands up while making the pilot hole as opposed to bending over.

Volunteers will also be needed on Tuesday May 29 at 9:00 AM to pick up the flags.

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Thu Feb 21 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theatre - Silco Theater
Thu Feb 21 @ 9:00AM -
Grant County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting - Grant County Administration Center
Thu Feb 21 @ 4:00PM -
WildWorks - Silver City Public Library
Thu Feb 21 @ 5:00PM -
TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) #0288 Chapter Meeting - First Presbyterian Church
Thu Feb 21 @ 5:30PM -
Zumba Fitness in Hurley - Hurley Community Center
Thu Feb 21 @ 6:00PM -
Third Thursday Forum: "A New Day in Court: Legal Changes Under the New Administration" - WNMU Miller Library
Thu Feb 21 @ 6:30PM -
Grant County Search and Rescue Meeting - City Hall Annex
Fri Feb 22 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theatre - Silco Theater
Fri Feb 22 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Tech Workshop: Email - Silver City Public Library
Fri Feb 22 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Women Embracing Recovery Al-Anon Meeting - La Clinica Health & Birth Center