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From April 20 to April 28 Gila Cliff Dwellings Staff, along the other National Parks sites, will be celebrating National Park Week.

Kick off the week with Junior Ranger Day on Saturday April 20. Children of all ages are invited to participate Enjoy hiking the trail to the dwellings or attend “Living the Life” in the Trailhead parking. Grind corn with a mano & metate, learn to throw an atlatl or paint your own “pottery” bowl. Join a ranger for a special nature walk and journaling activity from 10 am until 11:30 am or a guided tour of the dwellings at 1 pm. All fees for entry to the monument are waived for the day. Events will begin at 9:30 am and end at 4 pm.

Rangers will provide guided tours of the monument starting at 1 pm on Sunday April 21, Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27. Tours begin at the dwellings, so plan on starting the trail around 12:30 pm to arrive on time. The tour is 45 minutes with no additional charge.

The Concert Band of the Southwest, conducted by David Kendrick, will present its “Spring Concert Take 2” on Wednesday, April 24, at the Cobre High School Auditorium. The concert begins at 7:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm. Seating is open and all seats are free. Donations for our sheet music library and expenses are gratefully accepted. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, so if you need a donor letter for your taxes, just let us know.

This concert will feature traditional, modern and eclectic concert band favorites. As always, performances by the Concert Band of the Southwest are free. For more information, contact Conductor David Kendrick by phone at (575) 388-7874 or by email at concertbandofthesw@gmail.com.

unnamed 12A mere ten years ago I stood with each foot planted on two separate tectonic plates: the North American and the Eurasian. The plates move apart at approximately 2.5 centimeters a year at this location in Iceland in the North Atlantic. I came to a place the Icelanders call Thingvellir to see for myself where the early Norse/Irish settlers convened yearly to conduct business and party. The meetings took place annually for over 300 years beginning around 930 CE. One of the rituals of this event was the reading of the law code: to be law-giver was but one example of a culture that prized verbal memory. Law-givers were expected to recite 1/3 of the legal code for each of their three years of service. They gave their recital to the lee side of the Almannagjá fault on which I stood, on what they called the Law Rock. From this central gathering point the land slopes away to the south to a glacial lake. It wasn't hard to imagine clans from the corners of the island setting up camps around the lake, bartering, fishing, feasting, plotting, socializing. And telling stories.

pflagSilver City, NM, April 2, 2019—PFLAG Silver City’s annual scholarship benefit dance, Woodstock Southwest, is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 7:30-10:30 at the Old Elks Lodge on Texas St. Tickets are $10 per person and are available in advance at Vintage Fantasies or at the door.Vicki’s Eatery will be selling beer, wine and snacks. Proceeds benefit the Nancy Kailing Memorial Scholarship at Western New Mexico University.The dance theme honors the 50th anniversary year of the famous and infamous Woodstock festival of 1969 that featured such musical greats as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Santana. The costume contest with prizes will be overseen by celebrity judges Raul Turrietta and Patsy Madrid. Everyone is encouraged to dress in tie dye, bell bottoms, love beads, flowers, and other styles of the era.

30The Copper Cowbelles made cow cookies and beef jerky for the reception of the current exhibit Ranching in Grant County.On April 9 from 12:30 to 2 pm in the Silver City Museum Annex, current and prospective volunteers will gather to enjoy gifts, prizes, trivia, and hors d’oeuvres catered by Corner Kitchen. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is curious about volunteering at the Museum to meet current volunteers and staff and get to know the many opportunities to get involved with the museum.

Each volunteer will receive a door prize, with additional prizes being offered to the winners of Grant County Trivia contest. Staff will also be present to update volunteers on their various departments, and to answer any questions about volunteering in those departments. The Silver City Museum’s new Interim Director Bart Roselli will also share exciting visions for the future of the Museum and the volunteer program.

kiwanis easterThe Kiwanis Club of Silver City is hosting their 6th Annual Free Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 to 12 Noon at Penny Park in Silver City. Over 5000 plastic eggs filled with candy along with some special prizes will be available in addition to face painting, create clay art with Diana Ingalls Leyba, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, and photos with the Easter Bunny from FeVa Fotos for a $5.00 donation. The hunt will be staged by ages as follows: Ages 12 and older at 9:00 A.M.; Ages 10-11 at 9:30 A.M; Ages 8-9 at 10:00 A.M.; Ages 6-7 at 10:30 A.M.; Ages 4-5 at 11:00 A.M.; Ages 3 and under at 11:30 A.M; and Special Needs Youth at 12:00 Noon. Free pre-registration is required 30 minutes before hunt time. For more information about this free event, visit Kiwanis Club of Silver City on Facebook or call Carson Insurance at 575-538-3787.

sequin resizeSILVER 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 third concert for the 2018-19 Indie Folk Series. Monica Rizzio takes the stage Saturday, March 30 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.

Texas-bred Monica Rizzio is emerging as one of the finest singer songwriters that call New England home. For over 10 years she played fiddle and sang with Tripping Lily, a folk acoustic pop band, who toured up and down the east coast. In 2012, Monica left the band to rejuvenate her passion for music and began writing to help cope with the loss of the band.

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