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Mary Alice Murphy has announced the publication of "God's Umbrella: Southwest New Mexico World War II Survivors." A compilation of 81 interviews done over the past 10 years of veterans and those training for or otherwise involved in World War II activities during the war years and just prior to and immediately after the war. 

Book readings and signings will take place at 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, and at 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway.

The interviews took place in Grant County mostly in the homes of those who agreed to talk about what they faced, with one each from Luna, Hidalgo and Catron counties.

In the words of these men and women who served in World War II or were otherwise impacted by the war, God's Umbrella recounts the tragic, humorous and other memorable parts of their service during wartime.

deathtrap1Greg Bond (left) as attorney Porter Milgrim, skeptically assessing his burnt-out playwright client played by Peter Fishburn (right). (Photo by Bruce Bloy)Performances of “Deathtrap,” Silver City Community Theatre's entertaining bid to divert audiences from the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, opens Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Little Theater of Silver High School, according to producer Hallie Harris.

In the play Sidney Bruhl (Silver City's Peter Fishburn) has reached the end of his muse and his wife's inheritance.

Sidney wrote comedic thrillers, just like “Deathtrap.” He says to his young protege: “It is a disease: thrilleritis malignis, the fevered pursuit of the one-set five character moneymaker.” The protege, Clifford, is the one that Sidney's wife Myra (Mary Ann Marlar) slyly suggests “disappearing."

christmas museum copyThe Silver City Museum will celebrate the holidays with its annual Victorian Christmas open house on Thursday, December 13, from 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Presented in the sharing spirit of bygone community celebrations, this cherished event makes the most of the Museum’s Victorian home. Decorations, costumed characters, activities, and entertainment will transport guests to Christmas Past, when the Ailman family built the house in 1881. As in past years, musical guests will perform holiday and other traditional music, Christmas cookies and warm spiced cider will be served in the kitchen, and children can participate in fun holiday activities and visit with Father Christmas!

This year the Museum is introducing a new feature to celebrate community sharing and Christmas surprise: Scrooge’s Gift Swap! Visitors are encouraged to bring a small wrapped gift to put under the tree, and to take one in exchange. This holiday grab bag is named for Ebenezer Scrooge, the famous character from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a classic of Victorian literature in which the miserly Scrooge learns generosity. Forgot a gift? No problem, gifts can be purchased and wrapped on the spot at the Museum Store. Children can even participate using the holiday crafts they make at the event! The Museum asks that no gift cost more than $10. “From” labels will be provided, so you may even connect with your giver or giftee!

hi lo silversThe Hi Lo Silvers (Photo by Mary Alice Murphy)Please join the Hi Lo Silvers at their Holiday Concert and Sing-A-Long in the First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan Street in Silver City. Concerts happen December 7 at 7:00 p.m. and December 9 at 3 p.m. Singers are directed by Nada Dates and accompanied by Rhonda Gorog on piano and Bill Baldwin on string bass. Admission is free.    

About the Hi Lo Silvers: the Hi Lo Silvers women’s chorus perform on Mother’s Day weekend in May and on the second weekend in December. The HLS perform a Friday evening concert and a Sunday afternoon concert on the same weekend. For the May concerts, the Hi Lo Silvers sing standards, folk tunes, spirituals, and songs from Broadway and films. 

snowqueenPictured is the Snow Queen from a previous Lighted Christmas Parade. (Courtesy Photo)The holiday season will begin with the 28th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, “A Storybook Christmas”. The Lighted Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 7 p.m. This wonderful community event is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet, the Town of Silver City, and Hidalgo Medical Services.  

“The parade is a twenty-eight year long tradition in Silver and each year we see new organizations entering floats along with annual entries, states Patrick Hoskins, Board President of Silver City MainStreet. This year, we are bringing back the Snow Queen, a popular entry from past parades. We couldn’t find any of the original costume, so this will be a new incarnation of the Snow Queen. We look forward to two entries from Freeport McMoRan as well.”

Awards for the parade will be given immediately after the parade at the Little Toad Creek.  

deathtrap2Myra Bruhl (Mary Ann Marlar) instructs the earnest, scheming writing student Clifford Anderson (Thomas Leeper). (Photo by Bruce Bloy)Tickets for “Deathtrap” are on sale at Vickie’s Eatery on Market Street and Morning Star on N. Bullard Street, according to Hallie Harris, the play’s producer for the Silver City Community Theatre.

“This comedic thriller, full twists and gasps and laughs, will form the perfect bridge between manic Black Friday sales and Christmas sugarplums,” says Wendy Spurgeon, director.

Using the Little Theater at Silver High, the community acting company will stage eight performances: Fridays, November 30 and December 7, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, December 1 and 8, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, December 2 and 9, at 2 p.m.

door shop smallPictured is a Shop Small door from 2017 (Courtesy Photo)Small Business Saturday® is an annual holiday shopping tradition sponsored nationally by American Express. Silver City MainStreet is promoting Shop Small and the downtown shopping district with forty-four businesses participating with deals, discounts, free drawings and treats on Saturday, November 24, 2018.

On Saturday, November 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Silver City MainStreet will have a welcome station at The Hub, located at 600 N. Bullard St. Shoppers can pick up a free canvas Shop Small tote and enter a free drawing for a $50 MainStreet gift certificate. Lists of forty-four businesses offering special sales or drawings will also be handed out.

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Sun Dec 16 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theatre - Silco Theater
Sun Dec 16 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
“Entwining Heartache, Hope, and Holding” - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City
Sun Dec 16 @ 2:00PM -
Movies at the Light Hall Theater - Light Hall Theatre
Mon Dec 17 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Grant County Art Guild Gallery New Hours - Grant County Art Guild Gallery
Mon Dec 17 @12:05PM - 01:00PM
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group - First Presbyterian Church
Mon Dec 17 @12:30PM -
Zumba Gold - Silver City Recreation Center
Mon Dec 17 @ 1:15PM -
Laughter Yoga - Lotus Center
Mon Dec 17 @ 2:00PM -
Grant County Water Commission Meeting - Grant County Veterans Memorial Conference Center
Mon Dec 17 @ 4:00PM -
Grant Soil & Water Conservation District Meeting - Natural Resources Conservation Service/Grant SWCD Office
Mon Dec 17 @ 5:30PM -
Representative- Elect Xochitl Torres Small to Visit Silver City - Democratic Party Meeting Hall