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Celebrating 20 years of Weekend at the Galleries, Silver City Art Association invites everyone to mark their calendars for October 5, 6, 7, and 8 for four full days of downtown festivities. Check the website, www.silvercityart.com, for all the details on gallery show openings, a very special brunch, an indie artist pop up exhibition, live theater performances, an annual Southwest Print Fiesta and much, much more. It is suggested that you stop by the Murray Ryan Visitor Center at 201 Hudson street for brochures, maps and all you need to know to see everything that is happening in Silver City this holiday weekend.

Saturday morning, October 6, Galleries are opening by 11 for your browsing and shopping. Just follow the Red Dots and during the festive receptions at the galleries, between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., you can meet the artists, enjoy music, refreshments and bountiful art. It's a great way to start your gallery exploration on this extended weekend of fun, food and lots and lots of local art!

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word has been proud to showcase the exciting and innovative work of Virus Theater at our festivals. This year, Virus Theater embarks on a first-time Fall Festival that features four original productions.

See below for further descriptions of their recent work along with ticket information and show times.virus theater rs

Do you  hear conversations about the lack of services, not enough resources, and not enough to do in Grant County? Here is a chance for the community to learn about what resources the area does have. How much do you know about ALL the different programs, services, and resources that ARE available right here in Grant County? That is why the Red Hot Children’s Fiesta (RHCF) is in its 17th year. The overall purpose of the Red Hot Children’s Fiesta is to provide a “one-stop-shop” for community members to learn about what resources, programs, and activities are available to support families and youth throughout the County. There are so many organizations that provide a huge variety of services or programs and this event brings them together! The goal of RHCF is to help close the gap between what is available and community awareness.

Come out to the 17th Annual Red Hot Children’s Fiesta on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Penny Park, 1305 N Grant St. in Silver City. Sponsored by the Grant County Community Health Council, Hidalgo Medical Services, FORWARD NM of Southwest Center for Health Innovations, Imagination Library of Grant County, and Healthy Kids Healthy Communities.


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FORT BAYARD DAYS
SEPT. 21-23, 2018

The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society will host “Fort Bayard Days” at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark September 21-23. The event celebrates the significant role that the fort has played in local, regional and national history since its founding in 1866.

The celebration will commence with an evening dinner program on Friday, September 21 at the New Deal Theater, located on the east side of the historic parade ground at Fort Bayard. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the meal to follow. After the meal, Mr. Jim Eckles will speak on the history of Deming’s Camp Cody, which served as a training base for soldiers being prepared to head for France as part of the American war effort during the First World War. The program is free, but patrons wishing to dine should make reservations and obtain pricing information by calling Dr. John Bell at 575-574-2573 or 575-388-4477, no later than Sept. 19.

On Saturday, September 22, the day’s events will begin with a flag raising ceremony at 9:15 a.m. on the parade ground. Historical reenactors, Native American presenters, and guided tours of the museum and fort grounds will be available immediately following the ceremony. At 1 p.m. a military band concert will be presented at the gazebo near the parade ground by the Arizona Territorial Military Band. Lunch will be available from onsite vendors. The daytime events will conclude with an old style baseball game at nearby Bataan Park, located less than one mile south of the parade ground, tentatively scheduled for 2:00 p.m., weather permitting. At 7 p.m. a Military Ball will be held in the New Deal Theater, with live music provided by the Territorial Military Band.

On Sunday, September 23, the flag raising ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. on the parade ground. The band will provide a short concert beginning at 10 a.m., followed by an interdenominational church service, and military chaplains' presentation beginning at 10:30. A potluck lunch will be held after the service. Another baseball game at Bataan Park will cap off the day’s events, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Closing ceremonies will be held at the flagpole at 3:30 p.m.

Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark is located 1.3 miles north of US Highway 180, across the highway from the Village of Santa Clara, and 6 miles east of Silver City.

There will be fun and activities for all ages during the celebration. All events are free (with the exception of food), and donations are welcome. For more information, call Cecilia Bell at 575-388-4477 or Dr. Doug Dinwiddie at 575-388-4862.

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It is very common to hear conversations about the lack of services, not enough resources, and not enough to do in Grant County. But how often do we talk about the resources we DO have? How much do we know about ALL the different programs, services, and resources that ARE available right here in Grant County? That is why the Red Hot Children’s Fiesta (RHCF) is in its 17thyear! The overall purpose of the Red Hot Children’s Fiesta is to provide a “one-stop-shop” for community members to learn about what resources, programs, and activities are available to support our families and youth throughout the County. There are so many organizations that provide a huge variety of services or programs and this event brings them together! It is our goal to help close the gap between what is available and community awareness. Come out to the 17th Annual Red Hot Children’s Fiesta on Saturday, September 8thfrom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Penny Park, 1305 N Grant St. in Silver City. Sponsored by the Grant County Community

taste of downtown rsIt's Taste of Downtown already! What? Yes, Saturday, Sept. 1 Labor Day weekend.

We have 17 eateries this year and are looking forward to a great Taste!

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Thu Oct 18 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theatre - Silco Theatre
Thu Oct 18 @ 9:00AM -
Grant County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting - Grant County Administration Center
Thu Oct 18 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Family Fun Program: Sugar Skull Decorating - Silver City Museum
Thu Oct 18 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Silver City/Southwest New Mexico Branch of AAUW Planning Meeting - Silver City Public Library
Thu Oct 18 @ 1:00PM -
Grant County Lodgers Tax Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting - Grant County Administration Center
Thu Oct 18 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
WildWorks - Silver City Public Library
Thu Oct 18 @ 5:00PM -
TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) #0288 Chapter Meeting - First Presbyterian Church
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Zumba Fitness in Hurley - Hurley Community Center
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Grant County Search and Rescue -
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"Sergeant York" - National Guard Armory