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February 16, 2019 is Territorial Charter Day and Silver City MainStreet is promoting three events as part of Territorial Charter Day. They are the Urban Challenge Fun Run, horse drawn wagon, and Love Local.

Love Local is a promotion of Downtown merchants that are offering great deals, drawings, and discounts because they love our local community.  Look for the Love Local posters in the windows of the 37 participating merchants. Silver City MainStreet started this promotion to encourage local residents to come downtown and discover the great retail shops, eateries, and other shops in downtown. People who have not been shopping downtown are always amazed at the variety of shops.

Thanks to a sponsorship from the Town of Silver City, the horse drawn wagon will be back from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering free rides up and down Bullard Street. Hop on in front of Home Furniture for family fun!

The Urban Challenge Fun Run is a 5K that winds through downtown. It is a very family friendly event with many families already signed up. Entry fee is 3 cans of food that will be donated to the Grant county and WNMU food pantries. The first 100 registered runners will receive a free race t-shirt! The race starts at 9 am on February 16. To register email Mary@silvercitymainstreet.com or visit here and go to events. Medals will be awarded for each age category.

If you have not been downtown recently, this is a great day to shop local, have fun, learn about our Territorial Charter and discover all the great things going on downtown!

The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City which is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit our website here to learn more.

The library will be closed on the following days:

Saturday, February 16 – Monday, February 18 (Presidents’ Day)

The Silver City Public Library regular hours are

Monday:              9:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday:             9:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday:        9:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday:           9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday:                10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday:            10:00am to 2:00pm
Closed Sunday

Silver City Public Library, Concert Series: Sagit Zilberman Friday, February 1, 6:00pm, 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City. International jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer Sagit Zilberman will perform and facilitate “Songs of Peace,” an interactive global music workshop appropriate for family members of all ages. Zilberman introduces instruments such as the didgeridoo and space drum; she will play and sing songs from Israel, Argentina, Ireland, Africa, Australia, and the US. Audience members might be encouraged to participate with sounds and rhythms. This event is free thanks to the Friends of the Library! Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm, 30 minutes before performance time.

Copper Country Senior Olympics 50+ is having their first local event 2019 Gin Rummy Tournament. Gin Rummy has some of the finest players in Grant County!!

Spike Flanders is one of the top card players in United States. He competes in Las Vegas NV in tournament competition. Local past winners are Billie Turrieta, Reina McCarthy, and Siri Dharma Khalsa. Local participants to watch are: Dawn Byrum, Marie Duverge, Spike Flanders, Billy Hile, Daniel Garcia, Melvyn Gelb, Allen Jones, Michael and Dora Cline, Reina McCarthy, Billie Turrieta, and Sharyn McDonald. There is a group that play every Wednesday downtown. If interested, contact Mario Quintana 575-590-2352....Good Luck to all participants!! Plenty of time to sign up bring a friend.

EVENT:  Gin Rummy Tournament

WHEN:   February 16, 2019

WHERE:  WNMU  Watts Hall  

LOCATION:  The Corner of Swan St and US 180   

EVENT MANGER: Mario Quintana 575-590- 2352 or Gerald Ruggiero 575-388-8113       

five sax print photoAll Aboard for a fun filled musical journey with Five Sax, a Vienna based saxophone quintet. Five Sax invites the audience to join them on an unforgettable musical journey. The multi-continental trip begins in the legendary capital of music: Vienna, with a look back at some timeless classics of the past. Then they take us on a train to explore the rich ethnic musical styles of Spain, Italy, Hungary and the Balkans. Next the audience hops on a flight to Rio de Janeiro to experience the seductive rhythms of Brazilian Bossa Nova, the passion of Argentine Tango and a visit to the mythic Columbian town of Macondo. For the last stop of the journey, audience goers will touch down in sunny Los Angeles where we’ll rediscover some of the most famous Hollywood hits.

The performers of this ensemble are from a variety of countries. Alvaro Collao (Chile), Joel Diegert (USA), Damiano Grandesso (Italy), Charles Hon sun Ng (Hong Kong),  and Michal Knot (Poland) and began in an unusual way: performing street theater in the center of Vienna. Their first year performing together was an unforgettable experience of running from the police, surviving freezing temperatures and dealing with angry shopkeepers. The ensemble’s past is echoed in their concerts by their use of theatrical elements, their strong connection with the audience, and their spontaneous approach to making music.

February 7, 2019, FREE

6:30 PM Lecture: Parotti Hall 

7:30 PM Exhibit Opening: McCray Gallery

“My work encompasses multiple media, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, and installation. There is always an element of the sensory in my art—a texture, a color, a deep space—something to engage the senses of the viewer. The intention of the work is to contemplate boundaries, edges, and limits.  My abstract color fields run the risk of invisibility, but silence, patience, and deep listening is fundamental to the satisfaction of the viewer.” —Marietta Patricia Leis

Marietta Patricia Leis was born in Newark, New Jersey USA. She has worked as a professional artist for 30+ years. She has lived in New York, Los Angeles, Perugia, Italy, and now lives and works in New Mexico. She is a painter whose work has evolved from very complex abstractions to reductive color fields inspired by my Eastern Studies and nature. She has participated in Artist Residencies both in the US and abroad.She earned her MFA from the University of New Mexico.

Marietta Leis' website

Co-Sponsors: Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL), WNMU Office of Cultural Affairs

Now that everyone has recovered from the holidays, Glenwood groups are keeping busy. Glenwood Community Library in particular has a lot going on including a new Books-on-Wheels program and upgraded public computers.

bohemian rhapsody copyRami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which will be shown at Glenwood Community Library Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.Movie Night at Glenwood Community Library will be held on Friday Feb. 15. (Note that this month it is the third Friday.) The film is “Bohemian Rhapsody” a biographical film about the British rock group Queen and its superstar, Freddie Mercury. It won the 2019 Golden Globe for Best Picture and also Best Actor for Rami Malek  who plays Freddie Mercury. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the library, 14 Menges Lane, Glenwood, New Mexico 88039.

Books on Wheels

Glenwood Library is now offering a "Books on Wheels" program to community members who are homebound because of poor health. Those in need can call the library (539-2277) with their requests for books, DVDs and audiobooks and a delivery will be coordinated. Also, if the patron is age 60-plus, they are eligible for meals delivered by the Senior Center.

March 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Place: The Fine Arts Theater

General Admission: $20

Program:

Frederic Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini

The Las Cruces Symphony Association (LCSA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that strives to promote public interest and support for orchestral music in Southern New Mexico. The Association’s volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of local community leaders with a love for symphonic music. The LCSA’s main purpose is generating financial support for the Orchestra through annual fundraisers, the promotion of season ticket sales, and donations from individual and corporate contributors. The LCSA provides scholarships for talented New Mexico State University music students, giving these students the opportunity to play in the Orchestra alongside professional musicians from the area and around the world.

The Italian pianist, Andrea Padova, studied piano with Vincenzo Vitale, Aldo Ciccolini, Eric Larsen and composition with Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia in Rome. Later he developed his knowledge of 18th century performance practice and that of ancient instruments. At the same time, deeply involved in contemporary music, he collaborated with famous composers, among which Pierre Boulez, Goffredo Petrassi, Franco Donatoni, and Leonard Bernstein.

Andrea Padova's website

Sponsor: Western New Mexico University, The Grant County Community Concert Association and The Grant County Community Foundation

February 16, 2019 is Territorial Charter Day and Silver City MainStreet is promoting three events as part of Territorial Charter Day. They are the Urban Challenge Fun Run, horse drawn wagon, and Love Local.

Love Local is a promotion of Downtown merchants that are offering great deals, drawings, and discounts because they love our local community.  Look for the Love Local posters in the windows of the 37 participating merchants. Silver City MainStreet loves our community and local businesses and invites everyone down to discover the 145 locally owned downtown businesses.

Thanks to a sponsorship from the Town of Silver City, the horse drawn wagon will be back from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering free rides up and down Bullard Street. Hop on in front of Home Furniture for family fun!

The Urban Challenge Fun Run is a 5K that winds through downtown. It is a very family friendly event with many families already signed up. Entry fee is 3 cans of food that will be donated to the Grant county and WNMU food pantries. The first 100 registered runners will receive a free race t-shirt! The race starts at 9 am on February 16. To register email Mary@silvercitymainstreet.com or visit here and go to events. Medals will be awarded for each age category.

If you have not been downtown recently, this is a great day to shop local, have fun, learn about our Territorial Charter and discover all the great things going on downtown!

The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City which is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit our website here to learn more.

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Chris Alvarez Art Sale - Ingalls and Leyba Arts
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Grant County Board of Commissioners Work Session - Grant County Administration Center
Tue Feb 19 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Gilawriters Expressive Writing Group - Murray Ryan Visitor Center
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Minecraft Club - Silver City Public Library
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Free Yoga for Veterans - American Legion Post 18
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Westerners Meeting - Cross Point Assembly of God Church
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Curbside Consulting - College Plaza Suite #16
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