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These releases come from other sources than the Grant County Beat. This category will include events in and news releases from Grant, Catron, Hidalgo and Luna counties.

Wed, Jan 9 - Grant County Democratic Party, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6:20 p.m. business meeting. 3060 Hwy 180 E. Bring a dish, bring a friend. Info  (575) 654-6060

Jan.13 at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street  – “Why I Wrote “God’s Umbrella: Southwest New Mexico World War II Survivors” - Grant County Beat editor Mary Alice Murphy began collecting interviews with World War II survivors and others involved in the war when she was a reporter for the Silver City Daily Press. After leaving the Press, she kept discovering more World War II veterans, and continued to meet and talk with them about their experiences. The book is a compilation of 81 interviews.

This is a Family Program Sunday and during January the UU Children's Program will continue our exploration of intangible gifts. Our topic for January 13 is "The Gift of Helping." Giving children the "gift of participation" is a great way to start off the New Year... please join us!

There will be coffee and conversation after the service, and visitors are always welcome.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City is a diverse group of religious independents seeking knowledge, spiritual sustenance, fellowship and opportunities for service to others. Our programs encompass humanism, liberal Christianity, earth-based spirituality, Buddhism and many other traditions. If you’d like to find out more, email uufellowshipofsilvercity@gmail.com, visit our website here.

The Silver City Friends of the Library (FOL) is holding its January Book Sale on Saturday, January 12, from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., at the FOL Bookstore, 1510 Market Street--in the big yard on Market Street across from Cheyenne Street, six blocks west of the Habitat for Humanity Restore yard.  

Hardback and trade paperback books are priced at $1.00 each and paperbacks at $0.50 each. In some individual cases, books may be priced higher. Weather permitting, clearance items sales take place in the FOL parking lot where visitors can purchase a bag of books (special bags are provided in the parking lot) at $2.00 per bag. 

The spokesperson for the Friends of the Library suggests that “Winter is a good time to consider learning a new language and in our Bookstore, visitors will find language learning instruction books as well as dictionaries in Dutch, Welsh, German, French, Finnish, Italian, Chinese, and Arabic. Elsewhere on the shelves are novels and other literature written in French, German, and Spanish, including children’s books in French.” She added, “We have Anime books and our Collectibles Section includes signed classics in pristine condition and other volumes from past decades such as an Ogden Nash set and a collection of the Bobbsey Twins adventures. Works signed by local and New Mexico authors are available and “boxes” of vintage mining and geology books are available for perusing and purchase.”

Friends of the Library Volunteers have sorted and shelved thousands of books. More than 40 popular authors are highlighted in a separate display inside the Store, alongside the shelves that are stocked with over 30 different categories of fiction and non-fiction literature, some in languages other than English. The Bookstore offers separate sections for large print books; it features a selection of books for education and home schooling and an entire room is dedicated to books for children and youth, of all ages. CDs, DVDs, and vintage record albums as well as Audio Books are in stock.

paintpartypaulSunday, January 27, 1-4 p.m.

upstairs at Leyba & Ingalls ARTS

A fun painting experience with Paul Hotvedt…with refreshment! Don't forget to pre-register.

45.00, materials & refreshment included.

Checks should be made out to L & I ARTS

 MUST pre-register!

Permaculture Silver City, Monthly meeting, January 19, 2019 (3rd Saturday of every month) 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., 

*NEW LOCATION: Silver City Visitor's Center, Conference Room, 201 N Hudson St. Silver City, NM 88061. 

Plant of the Month: Onion - Please share your knowledge, experiences, and ideas about this plant. Discussion Topic: Group Projects for 2019. Questions or to join googlegroup: e-mail agelbart@gmail.com.

The Governing Council of Aldo Leopold Charter School will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the school, which is located at 1422 Hwy 180 East in Silver City, next to the Burger King. If you have a disability requiring special assistance, notify the school at 575-538-2547 as soon as possible and arrangements will be made.

Friday, January 4, 2019; Silver City, NM: Nonprofits can plan for a successful 2019 with an upcoming brown bag training by expert Sunny Yates Kellerman, a consultant of the Nonprofit Resource Group (NRG). The one-hour training “Designing your year for success” offers participants planning models to identify key accomplishments from the previous year, set up  your year’s goals for immediate action, and launch your plans for extraordinary new year. This free training is scheduled for Thursday, January 10, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m. at Western New Mexico University Miller Library’s Bach Room, located at 1000 W. College Ave., in historic Silver City, NM. RSVP is required for all NRG trainings due to limited seating. To register call the NRG office at (575) 597-0035 or email NRG@frontierus.org

For a full NRG training calendar for 2019 and a listing of their services visit their website here

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Dec. 31

DV order violation
Highway 180 – Santa Clara
Caller advised a named male is following her in a blue Chevy pickup and he has a DVO. Officer went traffic with vehicle/there is an updated order that allows him to pick up the child as long as she is not in daycare/following male to pick up the child.

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The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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