Local Events

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Silver City, NM: Aldo Leopold Charter School will host the 2018 Annual Fundraising and Pledge Drive Saturday May 5. This year's event is titled "Above and Beyond the Classroom" to help underscore the experiential education teaching philosophy of the school.

This is the fifth year the school has held a fundraising event and expects to raise over $10,000.
The event will be held at Western New Mexico University's Miller Library. Dinner, music and presentations start at 6pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the school's front office. Call 575-538-2547 to reserve your tickets. The event runs from 6 to 8 pm.

Silver City's annual Earth Day celebration will be on Saturday, April 21, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Gough Park. More than 30 organizations and businesses will showcase their mission, services, or green products. The event will feature live entertainment throughout the day, as well as food and kids' activities.

"We're really excited to have some first-time presenters and activities," said organizer Doyne Wrealli, Program Associate at the Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP). "We'll have the Advocates for Snake Preservation (ASP), the Grant County Beekeepers, and the Mimbres Region Arts Council's Youth Mural Project, just to name a few. I think there will be a lot of surprises, from animals and fun kids' activities to creating art pieces. All the kids' activities are free, and there will be vendors offering free items as well."

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Literacy Link - Leamos and the Silver City Public Library invite Grant County residents to attend Love Your Library Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 AM to 1 PM. This year, Cooper St. will be closed between College Avenue and 8th St. Live music will be provided by Phillipe Holmes and Brandon Perrault and there will be a dancing performance by the Conservatory of Dance. The event offers free books, free replacement library cards, cookies and healthy snacks, free door prizes and a $50 grand prize, donated by Western Bank. Activities for children will include hula hoops, a beanbag toss game, crafts, poetry flags, robots, story-readers, the popular photo booth, and a piñata. For more information contact Mary Beth or Jason at (575) 388-0892.

Support Area Non-Profits!

For the fifth year in a row, the Grant County Community Foundation and the Southwest New Mexico Non-Profit Coalition are sponsoring a twenty-four-hour community giving marathon on May 5, 2018, Give Grandly! Give Local! to support 50+ non-profit organizations serving Grant, Luna, Catron and Hidalgo counties. These diverse non-profits cover important gaps in governmental or private sector programs, including health and human services, literacy and work skills, arts and cultural activities, environmental advocacy and animal welfare.

Whatever cause you care most about, May 5 is the best day of the year to give back to the community!

SILVER CITY, NM – The Mimbres Region Arts Council, in conjunction with premier sponsor Cissy McAndrew/United County Mimbres Realty and lodging sponsor Holiday Inn Express, announces the final Indie/Folk concert for this season. The Hard Road Trio from Las Cruces take the stage Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 pm at the Buckhorn Opera House, in the mountain town of Pinos Altos- just a 10-minute drive from Silver City.

Life-long musicians Steve Smith (vocals, mandolin, mandola and guitar) and Chris Sanders (vocals and guitar) are joined by emerging artist Anne Luna (vocals and bass), capturing audiences across the country with the depth of their songwriting and the power of their distinctive voices. Their music grows from Steve's love of bluegrass rooted in his native Virginia, the beauty of choral singing ever-present in Chris' Minnesota childhood and the tradition of music in Anne's New Mexico family. Together, their Southwestern blend of Roots and Bluegrass music provides a unique heartbeat and lilt underscored by Anne's driving and elegant bass. Their "perfect harmonies" (Audiophilereview.com) are "…delivered with a sense of connection and joy, both in the music and in sharing of it." (Kerry Dexter, Wandering Educators)

Silver City, NM Wednesday April 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm A public presentation will be held at the Western New Mexico University, Besse Forward Global Resource Center Auditorium to share some social, legal and historical back ground on the growing medical cannabis field. More in depth information on latest advances, applications, research and treatments also be shared. Our speakers include Dr. Keren-Or Amar, the Medical Marketing Director for the Israeli based company.

April 28 at the SC Public Library:

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Silver City, NM (April 2, 2018) – The Silver City Arts & Cultural District and Western New Mexico University are pleased to announce a Tourism Town Hall on April 13 in the Global Resources Center building on the WNMU campus. The Town Hall has been organized to give the public an opportunity to hear from the State tourism agency and from local officials and tourism proprietors about trends in tourism in New Mexico and Grant County. The morning will be spent hearing presentations from the State and concluding with two roundtable discussions between panelists and the audience. The Town Hall is open to the public free of charge, with advance registration.

“We are excited to have the Deputy-Secretary Audrey Herrera-Castillo and four of her New Mexico Tourism Department colleagues here for a couple of days to discover all that Silver City and Grant County have to offer,” said Colleen Morton, Executive Director of the Silver City Arts and Cultural District since September 2017.

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Sat Aug 18 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theatre - Silco Theatre
Sat Aug 18 @ 9:00AM -
Fort Bayard 152nd Birthday Celebration - Old Fort Bayard
Sat Aug 18 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Meet the Featured Artists of the Grant County Art Guild - Hearst Church Gallery
Sat Aug 18 @ 1:00PM - 01:45PM
Gila Cliff Dwellings Interpretive Ranger Guided Tours - Gila Cliff Dwellings
Sat Aug 18 @ 2:00PM -
"Just Words" - Tranquil Buzz Coffee House
Sat Aug 18 @ 6:00PM -
"The West: Singing its Story" A Fort Bayard Birthday Celebration - Fort Bayard New Deal Theater
Sat Aug 18 @ 6:30PM -
Reading Under the Stars -
Sat Aug 18 @ 7:00PM - 04:00PM
"Relationships in Revue" a Production of Music and Drama, - Silver City Woman's Club
Sat Aug 18 @ 7:00PM - 04:00PM
Movies at the Light Hall Theater - Light Hall Theatre
Sun Aug 19 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Meet the Featured Artists of the Grant County Art Guild - Hearst Church Gallery