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SILVER CITY, NM – The Mimbres Region Arts Council, in conjunction with premier sponsor Cissy McAndrew/United County Mimbres Realty, lodging sponsor Holiday Inn Express, and Gila Mimbres Community Radio, announces the second concert for the 2018-19 Indie Folk Series. Abbie Gardner takes the stage Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 pm at the Buckhorn Opera House, in the scenic mountain town of Pinos Altos- just a 10-minute drive from Silver City.

Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past eleven years. The band decided to take an indefinite hiatus in 2015, so Abbie began performing solo, just her voice, songs and dobro. Her live show is truly unique - as both an award winning songwriter and interpreter of folk styles, a captivating vocalist, and a world class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. Her latest CD, Wishes on a Neon Sign was released in January 2018, and features twelve original songs, including a co-write with Chris Stapleton. She has opened for Lori McKenna, Hot Rize and Martina McBride.

Don’t miss out on the chance to hear Abbie Gardner at the historic and intimate Buckhorn Opera House. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the performance begins at 7:30 pm.

prickly poppy by marilyn gendron 1996 p1050767 ed01Prickly Poppy, Marilyn Gendron, 1996.Fine works by local artists, selected by the late Elisabeth Simon from her personal collection for donation to Gila/Mimbres Community Radio (GMCR), will be offered by silent auction Wednesday through Friday, February 13-15, 2019, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event is hosted by Geisler Studio (Common Ground), 102 W. Kelly, Silver City, NM, just a few steps west of the corner of Kelly and North Bullard Street. All proceeds will benefit GMCR and KURU 89.1 FM.

The event will include a reception on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 4-7 p.m., at Common Ground, featuring watercolor artist and youth mural coordinator Marilyn Gendron, and other close friends of Elisabeth Simon and her husband, Gene, a renowned newspaper publisher and columnist whose weekly column, “Think About It,” appeared regionally for many years. The musical duo Bayou Seco will provide musical entertainment.

Elisabeth Simon was well known throughout Grant County for her dedicated service to the community, and for her encouragement to local artists. She was an enthusiastic supporter of GMCR and KURU 89.1 FM, an independent, community-supported station that broadcasts music, news and public affairs, cultural and educational topics, and commentary, with Spanish-language in addition to English programming. The station recently completed its fifth year of broadcasting quality local and national programs 24 hours/day at 10,500 watts.

February 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Place: Light Hall Theater

General Admission: $10

Free with Mustang ID

Megan McQueen, a scholar of Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Hamilton” in particular, musical theater lecturer Megan McQueen will give an educational program, discussing the musical elements of the production and leading musicians in presenting numbers from the hit musical.

Megan is an avid Broadway musical aficionado and has followed composer Lin-Manuel Miranda since he released his first musical hit “In the Heights” more than a dozen years ago. She has attended “Hamilton” in New York City twice, also participating in workshops with original cast members. In her program, Megan touts “Hamilton’s” complexity and explains how the score holds up to intense scrutiny, pointing out its hip-hop origins and traditional musical influences — from motifs to key relationships.

Sponsor: Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL), WNMU Office of Cultural Affairs

February 16, 2019 is Territorial Charter Day and Silver City MainStreet is promoting three events as part of Territorial Charter Day. They are the Urban Challenge Fun Run, horse drawn wagon, and Love Local.

Love Local is a promotion of Downtown merchants that are offering great deals, drawings, and discounts because they love our local community.  Look for the Love Local posters in the windows of the 37 participating merchants. Silver City MainStreet started this promotion to encourage local residents to come downtown and discover the great retail shops, eateries, and other shops in downtown. People who have not been shopping downtown are always amazed at the variety of shops.

Thanks to a sponsorship from the Town of Silver City, the horse drawn wagon will be back from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering free rides up and down Bullard Street. Hop on in front of Home Furniture for family fun!

The Urban Challenge Fun Run is a 5K that winds through downtown. It is a very family friendly event with many families already signed up. Entry fee is 3 cans of food that will be donated to the Grant county and WNMU food pantries. The first 100 registered runners will receive a free race t-shirt! The race starts at 9 am on February 16. To register email Mary@silvercitymainstreet.com or visit here and go to events. Medals will be awarded for each age category.

If you have not been downtown recently, this is a great day to shop local, have fun, learn about our Territorial Charter and discover all the great things going on downtown!

The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City which is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit our website here to learn more.

The library will be closed on the following days:

Saturday, February 16 – Monday, February 18 (Presidents’ Day)

The Silver City Public Library regular hours are

Monday:              9:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday:             9:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday:        9:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday:           9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday:                10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday:            10:00am to 2:00pm
Closed Sunday

Silver City Public Library, Concert Series: Sagit Zilberman Friday, February 1, 6:00pm, 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City. International jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer Sagit Zilberman will perform and facilitate “Songs of Peace,” an interactive global music workshop appropriate for family members of all ages. Zilberman introduces instruments such as the didgeridoo and space drum; she will play and sing songs from Israel, Argentina, Ireland, Africa, Australia, and the US. Audience members might be encouraged to participate with sounds and rhythms. This event is free thanks to the Friends of the Library! Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm, 30 minutes before performance time.

Copper Country Senior Olympics 50+ is having their first local event 2019 Gin Rummy Tournament. Gin Rummy has some of the finest players in Grant County!!

Spike Flanders is one of the top card players in United States. He competes in Las Vegas NV in tournament competition. Local past winners are Billie Turrieta, Reina McCarthy, and Siri Dharma Khalsa. Local participants to watch are: Dawn Byrum, Marie Duverge, Spike Flanders, Billy Hile, Daniel Garcia, Melvyn Gelb, Allen Jones, Michael and Dora Cline, Reina McCarthy, Billie Turrieta, and Sharyn McDonald. There is a group that play every Wednesday downtown. If interested, contact Mario Quintana 575-590-2352....Good Luck to all participants!! Plenty of time to sign up bring a friend.

EVENT:  Gin Rummy Tournament

WHEN:   February 16, 2019

WHERE:  WNMU  Watts Hall  

LOCATION:  The Corner of Swan St and US 180   

EVENT MANGER: Mario Quintana 575-590- 2352 or Gerald Ruggiero 575-388-8113       

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Now Showing at the Silco Theatre - Silco Theater
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WildWorks - Silver City Public Library
Thu Apr 18 @ 5:00PM -
TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) #0288 Chapter Meeting - First Presbyterian Church
Thu Apr 18 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
Easter Potluck Supper and Service - Brewer Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Thu Apr 18 @ 5:30PM -
Zumba Fitness in Hurley - Hurley Community Center
Thu Apr 18 @ 6:00PM -
First Presbyterian Church Maundy Thursday Worship - First Presbyterian Church
Thu Apr 18 @ 7:00PM -
Fort Bayard Historic Society Spring Movie Series: "Trains, Rails and Imagination: Hollywood and the Iron Horse" - Santa Clara Armory
Thu Apr 18 @ 7:00PM -
Maundy Thursday at Good Shepherd - Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
Fri Apr 19 @12:00AM
Silver City Public Library to be Closed - Silver City Public Library
Fri Apr 19 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
Easter Potluck Supper and Service - Brewer Hill Missionary Baptist Church
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