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Kathy and Timothy Dick, singers and songwriters known as Auld Lang Syne will be performing November 4 at noon at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 3845 N. Swan Street. The musicians write and sing heartfelt and passionate songs celebrating nature and also address the complexities created when human nature intersects with Mother Nature. 

The duo, based out of Rochester, New York are traveling with their family and will make a stop in Silver City. With Timothy on acoustic guitar and Kathy on accordion, the Rochester City Newspaper says “As multi-instrumentalists, the Dicks primarily worked as a duo to record “The Last of the Honeybees,” but achieved the same richness of sound of a larger band.”

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will hold its 116th Annual Bazaar on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the church Parish Hall on the corner of Texas and Arizona Streets. The Garage Sale part of the Bazaar, open on Saturday only, is held in the garage next door to the church and will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Church of the Good Shepherd’s Bazaar has run every year since 1904 and, sporadically, even earlier than that. In an article found in the Silver City Enterprise, dated November 26, 1886: “The Ladies Working Guild of the Episcopal Church will give a fair on Tuesday evening, December 21, 1886.”

Local residents are invited to downtown Silver City on Sunday, October 28, 2018, to enjoy the downtown Love Local Celebration. Merchants are offering great deals, drawings, and discounts because they love our local community. The promotion is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet to encourage more local shopping.

Patrick Hoskins, Board President of Silver City MainStreet states, “We have thirty-three businesses that are open every Sunday in downtown Silver City. A number of these will be offering special deals and discounts on Sunday, October 28, 2018. It’s a great day to come downtown and shop the businesses that are open and enjoy the Dia de los Muertos celebration and activities. The Stories from Our Streets walking tour is a fun family activity and booklets can be picked up at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center or many of the downtown merchants.”

derik moonNelson siblings performing in front of their 20 ft high 5 panel wide screen. (Courtesy Photo)

Derik Nelson & Family – sibling harmony at its best!

The angelic voices and superb harmonies of Derik Nelson & Family will grace the stage of WNMU’s Fine Arts Theater Friday Nov 2 at 7:00 p.m. 

Derik Nelson & Family has performed the US National Anthem at Seattle Seahawks NFL, Seattle Sounders FC, and Portland Trailblazers NBA home games, and are proud to tour nationwide with their own headlining concert as a family.  The Nelsons have also just been selected for an Ambassadorship through the U.S. Department of State and will be touring Albania and Moldova later this year.

Three local artists have teamed up to present an exposition of their new works. Mimi Peterson will be showing her modern paintings along with her work in paper. Art Peterson will be presenting his creative, modern furniture and wood workings. Christopher Saxman will have his photos of "Old Mexico" on display for the first time, along with the Petersons’ work.

 227 10 ext copyThe former Post Office and Mercantile in Hanover, New Mexico (Courtesy Photo)The show will be at the beautiful Fierro Canyon Studio of Christopher Saxman located in Hanover up Fierro Road. The building used to be the area Post Office and Mercantile which has been completely remodeled. There will be a gala opening celebration on November 9, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. The show will remain open from November 10, 2018 until December 9, 2018.  

dod2Buck Burns’ marvelous creations tower above everything and are a sure crowd pleaser at the Silver City Dia de los Muertos parades. There may be a big papier-mâché “Reveal” at this year’s parade! Hint: Think pink and blue! (Courtesy Photo)The excitement is growing for the Silver City Dia de los Muertos days of remembrance and celebration beginning with a street celebration on October 28 and closing with the ofrenda procession on November 2.   

Now is the time to get your space reserved for the an arts and crafts or food booth for the Sunday, October 28, Silver City Dia de los Muertos street festival. In addition to traditional food and crafts, Market street will come alive with favorite activities! There will be face painting, making sugar skulls and masks, chalk art on the street, clothesline youth art and other happenings for the enjoyment of the whole family. Live music will fill the street thoughout the afternoon and conclude with a performance of Mariachi Plata that begins at 5 p.m.   The much anticipated parade starts at 3:30 and will be full of colorful entries, creative costumes and many delightful surprises.   


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suzanneheskeIn commemoration of the centennial of the Armistice ending the First World War, the Ft. Bayard Historic Preservation Society will host an evening lecture on Saturday, November 3, at the Santa Clara Armory. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the lecture beginning at 7 p.m. A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

The lecture will be presented by Suzanne Heske, and is entitled “The Great War: Lest We Forget”.   

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