Local Events

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sherryrobinsonThe Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society will celebrate the 153rd anniversary of the founding of the historic fort, with a special program on August 17. At 6:30 p.m., scholar Sherry Robinson will present her talk entitled “The Mystery Apaches”, in the New Deal Theater, on the grounds of Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark. The fort was established on August 21, 1866 by Company B, of the 125th Colored Infantry, marking the beginning of a history that has included involvement in the Apache Wars, serving as the Army’s first tuberculosis hospital, and being home to a massive hospital complex operated by the Veterans Administration and the State of New Mexico.

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Silver City, NM, August 1, 2019 -- Smokey Bear is celebrating a milestone birthday and wants you to be there. The celebration is on August 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Bataan Memorial Park, near Fort Bayard, NM.

The Gila National Forest invites you to participate in celebrating the legacy of Smokey Bear’s reaching his 75th Birthday. Come share the food, the fun, and friends! You can help make this party extra special and snap a few selfies with our favorite birthday bear, see the 25-foot Smokey Bear balloon, and collect a little Smokey memorabilia.

In commemoration of Territorial Charter Day, the town of Silver City will be hosting a National Night Out celebration on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  The event will begin at 4 pm at Gough Park.

In hopes of promoting volunteerism in the town, Mayor Ladner began challenging each Town Councilor to host a work day or celebration that allows the community participate in a more meaningful way. This year, district 4 Councilor Guadalupe Cano, has decided to partner with several local entities to sponsor National Night Out.

Free this weekend at Syzygy Tile

SILVER CITY, July 17— Create something beautiful for a good cause! On Saturday, July 20, from 10 am – 4 pm, visit Syzygy Tile at 106 N Bullard Street, and make your own clay bowl to contribute to the bi-annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser to be held in October. The bowls are hand- crafted by community members during the Clay Festival, glazed during the Gila River Festival, and then sold (filled with homemade soups) at the fundraiser in October.


Saturday, July 20, 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway

Play-writing for Everyone!

Play-writing for Everyone!, workshop facilitated by Silver City playwright Brenda McFarlane, participants will learn the basics of writing a 10-minute play. The workshop will take place, July 20, 10 to 1 pm, at the Historic Elks Clubhouse, 315 N. Texas St, downtown Silver City. The workshop is free for SCCT members, $20 for non-members. No advance registration; just come on July 20 and register between 9:30 and 10 am. In September, an ensemble of SCCT actors will present An Evening of 10-minute Plays. Everyone is encouraged to submit a 10-minute play not just participants in Play-writing For Everyone!

Audition for Shakespeare in the Park

On July 27 there’ll be auditions for an August 10 production: Shakespeare in the Park. Auditions will be  10:30 to 12 noon at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W College Ave. Those interested in auditioning should have a sonnet prepared beforehand. Participants can choose to prepare one of the following sonnets: 18, 29, 30, 55, 73, 116, 129,130, 139. Coming with a sonnet rehearsed is highly encouraged but not required to audition.
Shakespeare in the Park a free public event, will take place in Gough Park, 4 to 6 pm on August 10. "Four readers will present 16 of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Together they tell a story of friendship, lust and betrayal,” according to director, Frost McGahey. Sonnets can be found at the following link: https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/shakesonnets/.Frost will have refreshments at the auditions and, in a unique donation to SCCT, she will pay performers selected $50 each.

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