Local Events

Local tourist information and events.

treehouse rsThe updated treehouse at the playground is popular with kids of all ages.The playground behind the Glenwood Library and Community Center has had a facelift thanks to volunteers and donations from the community. It saw plenty of activity during the Library's Summer Reading Program as kids took advantage of the expanded treehouse and new equipment. The treehouse was beautifully refurbished and expanded by Greg Koether and Jane Dellinger who also donated a sandbox to the facility. The Glenwood Community Center provided new equipment including a tetherball, hockey sticks and more, which got lots of use from older kids and teens. There are shady spots where grown-ups can sit and keep an eye as the children play and also enjoy the colorful murals and flowers in the garden. Tom Evans makes sure the flowers have plenty of water to keep them vibrant. Bring your kids and grandkids to check it out at 14 Menges Lane in Glenwood.

What: A public panel discussion to celebrate the first anniversary of the return of Willem de Kooning's "Woman – Ochre," which had been lost for 30 years, to the University of Arizona Museum of Art. The panel will review the painting's history and importance, recount the return adventure, and share future plans. There is no cost to attend the panel, but ticketed events will occur Saturday.
Who: The business owners who found the painting —David Van Auker, Buck Burns and Rick Johnson — and U of A Museum of Art staff members will sit on the panel. WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard and WNMU Foundation Director Jodi Edens-Crocker worked with the U of A Museum of Art to coordinate this event.
When: Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 11 a.m.
Where: The WNMU Besse Forward Global Resource Center Auditorium (1000 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM), which is at the corner of 12th and Kentucky streets on campus.
More information: artmuseum.arizona.edu

buffalo soldiers rsSaturday evening, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the Santa Clara National Guard Armory for the screening of two excellent documentaries on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, as America's African American soldiers were known on the frontier.

middle box gila river rsPhoto of the Middle Box of the Gila River in the autumn
Photo by Elroy Limmer

This year the Gila Native Plant Society is hosting the annual conference of the state organization, the Native Plant Society of New Mexico. It's a three-day affair with field trips, workshops and presentations. The registration fee includes a reception, two lunches and a banquet. Registration is not limited to NPSNM members but is open to anyone interested in the natural history of the Gila region.

Summer Bash

Summer Bash School Supplies DriveThe community is invited to attend the 1st annual Summer Bash Event. This even will take place at the Silver City Municipal Swimming Pool on August 4, 2018. This event will be hosted by the Silver City Police Department, Grant County DWI Program, Fraternal Order of Police, and the Silver City Police Officers Association.

The objective is to help the Silver School District with school supplies. The community is being asked to donate school supplies. The public will also be given free entry into the swimming pool by donating school supplies. The event will take place from 5:00 P.M. to Midnight. After 9 P.M, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There will be music and games inside the facility. There will also be a booth selling food.

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Visitors at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site Hummingbird Festival July 28 and 29 will have the opportunity to hear three speakers. Saturday, July 28, at 11 AM in the museum, Terry Timme of SW Audubon Society will present "Bird, Butterfly and Bee Friendly".

At 1 PM Saturday, Dr. William Talbot, a bird bander, will present "Hummingbirds of New Mexico." Dr. Talbot is from Albuquerque and has had a lifelong interest in birds. He was busy as a surgeon, but learned banding and has a Master's Permit for banding. He will be banding birds outside the museum from 8 am until it gets too warm - about 10:30 or 11. This is a free event for visitors to watch.

At 11 AM Sunday July 29, Susan Clair will give her talk "Honeybees and Friends". Having trained under top -bar hive expert and author, Les Crowder. She founded the Grant County Beekeepers group in July of 2017. An avid gardener, Susan also serves on the board of directors for The Commons (formerly the Volunteer Center).

All lectures are free of charge. The Mimbres Culture Heritage Site is located between mile markers 3 and 4 just off highway 35 . The Hummingbird Festival will kick off at 8 am both Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th. Vendors, food, fun, the museum, and more are awaiting you this last weekend of July at 12 Sage Drive, Mimbres. Follow the signs. The event is is sponsored by the Imogen F. Wilson Education Foundation, a 501c3) .

See you there!

2017 Hummingbird Festival Participants2017 Hummingbird Festival Participants

Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society hosts

Fort Bayard's 152nd Birthday Aug. 18, 2018, at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark


9:00 Flag Ceremony

9:15 Museum opens

9:30 Walking Tour begins
Period Lawn Games

10:45 Presentation:"Ranchers and the Feeding of Fort Bayard" by Mr. Deily Crumbly

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Grant County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting - Grant County Administration Center
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Silver City/Southwest New Mexico Branch of AAUW Planning Meeting - Silver City Public Library
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WildWorks - Silver City Public Library
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TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) #0288 Chapter Meeting - First Presbyterian Church
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Siro-A Performance: Live "Techno Circus" - WNMU Fine Arts Center
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"Sergeant York" - National Guard Armory