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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.

straw hat rsAn example of an Old Master painting is Le Chapeau de Paille (The Straw Hat, above) by Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish, 1577-1640.The Grant County Art Guild is pleased to announce that its annual Old Masters Exhibit will be held April 3 through April 27, 2018 at the MRAC Gallery - Wells Fargo building (1201 North Pope Street, Silver City. Please come view artists' interpretations of Old Master works, meet the artists, and enjoy a finger food reception on Tues. April 3 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. One of the exhibits will be "The Milk Maid" by Vermeer. Vote for your favorite rendition of an artwork by a master artist while there.

photo 1 rsPROTECTED: A Wild & Scenic River Portrait: River conservationist and author Tim Palmer shares the significance of national Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the beauty of some protected rivers.Join the Gila Conservation Coalition for the 7th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at WNMU's Light Hall on Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm.

Silver City's Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. The four-day national event features over 100 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement.

kite 1 rsPhotos Courtesy of David Thornburg- Sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association -

Gather up your family and friends and come to Glenwood and join us for the Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic.   Last year 126 people joined us so there is plenty of space without fences to tangle your kite strings, and room to park for your tailgate picnic.  While you are here and for a completely different experience, walk one or all six of the labyrinths and a maze across the road at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths.   For the first time we are sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association have joined the international world of kitefliers.TIME:  12 noon – 5pm on Saturday 7th April 2018.

PLACE: Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths is at 355 Bursum Road.  Second house on the left after mile marker 3 on NM 159 off Hwy 180, between Glenwood and Alma, NM 88039.  

Bird banding each morning until it gets warm (about 10:30 AM) Vendors selling local wares and precious items Speakers, children's activities, Ice Cream on the Porch, Face Painting, Tours of the Mattocks Archaeological Site, Music, Raffle items and Hummingbird observation time, Mimbres Museum open.

You are cordially invited to attend the 37th annual black powder shoot... Blue Moon of the Crow Rendezvous. This year is even more special because the Mountain Man Rendezvous will be held during the Blue Moon of March.

Blue Moon of the Crow Rendezvous is being held jointly by the Gila Trappers and the New Mexico Mountain Men. The dates are March 29, 30, 31 and April 1. The rendezvous will be held near Skates Canyon in the beautiful Gila National Forest. Travel north on Highway 35 from San Lorenzo to Lake Roberts. You will see signs where to turn before you reach Lake Roberts.

This is a pre-1840's style rendezvous. There will be primitive and modern camping (primitive rules in the primitive camp). You must wear pre-1840's garb to be allowed to shoot... Round Ball - Pouch - Open Sights.

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two on tap rsTwo On Tap marks the creative collaboration of celebrated musical theatre performers Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano. Since its debut in February 2010, Two On Tap has entertained tens of thousands at countless theatrical concerts and gala events in the U.S. and enjoyed headliner status aboard luxury cruise liners. Melissa and Ron will take you back to the days when Fred and Ginger and Mickey and Judy filled the screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography and unique musical arrangements complete the evening's package. This concert is supported by the New Mexico Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Grant County Community Concert Association will present this talented duo on Thursday, March 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. in the WNMU Fine Arts Theater.

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Fri Apr 20 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theatre - Silco Theater
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Tour of the Gila Tyrone Individual Time Trials - Tyrone, NM
Fri Apr 20 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
"Smart Driver Course" Defensive Driving Techniques and More - WNMU Student Memorial Building
Fri Apr 20 @ 4:00PM -
Zumba! - Guadalupe Montessori School
Fri Apr 20 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Women Embracing Recovery Al-Anon Meeting - La Clinica Health & Birth Center
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Women Embracing Recovery - La Clinica Health & Birth Center
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STRONG by Zumba HIIT Training - Guadalupe Montessori School
Fri Apr 20 @ 6:30PM -
Stephanie Niles With Thomas Deakin - Buckhorn Saloon
Fri Apr 20 @ 7:00PM - 06:00PM
Movies at the Light Hall Theater - Light Hall Theatre
Fri Apr 20 @ 7:00PM -
Gila Native Plant Society meeting - WNMU Harlan Hall