If you think Glenwood is just a sleepy town on the way to the Catwalk, think again.

Events are hopping in April. Here is a list with photos from previous similar events. 

Listed here are the events coming up on April 7, a particularly busy day in the town.

Whether you’re hankering for some old-fashioned Dutch Oven cooking or flying a kite – Glenwood is the place to be on April 7.  There’s a lot happening in this small community just an hour’s drive from Silver City.

High-flying Fun

kitefest 1Participants in a previous Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying event enjoy the wide-open space to fly their kites. Photo by David Thornburg

For a visually exciting, family friendly event, the Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday April 7 and admission is free. More than 120 people attended last year. There’s plenty of wide open spaces to let your kite soar and room to park for your tailgate picnic.

In addition, you can walk one or all six of the labyrinths and a maze across the road at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths., located at 355 Bursum Road (NM Hwy 159). It’s the second house on the left after mile marker 3 on NM 159.. GPS 33.3765, -108.852   Disregard MapQuest, Google Maps or Apple Maps -- they have us located 35 miles away on a trail up the mountain in the Gila Wilderness!

bird kite 1640mOne of the more elaborate kites flown at a previous event. Photo by David ThornburgThere will be a free raffle drawing for a kite at 2:30 p.m., so be sure to pick up a raffle ticket on arrival at the gate with the labyrinth sign.

Water, kite mending supplies, a Johnny on the Spot porta-pottie and loaner kites are provided. Bring a picnic, your kite, a sunhat and something to sit on.
For places to stay & more information: http://www.wmlabyrinths.com/glenwood.shtml  or http://tourglenwoodnm.webs.com/  or contact Cordelia Rose at 575-313-1002 or cordelia.rose3@gmail.com

dutch oven 0990mcCooks set up camp to serve up Dutch oven meals at a previous Dutch Oven event. Photo by David ThornburgThe Dutch Oven Gathering will be held Saturday April 7, from 10 a.m. to about 4 p.m. with the meal served about 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Community Park on Catwalk Road. The event features several Dutch oven cooking teams preparing meals over campfires and charcoal fires in Dutch ovens.

Organizer Molly Bryan said folks can stroll around and watch the food being prepared at each camp site. The cooks are glad to visit and tell people about their ways of cooking. 

Each camp will have a menu on display. After deciding which camp they would like to eat at, they can then purchase a ticket for that camp. They will get a full meal -- a meat dish, a side dish, a bread, and a dessert. Water, lemonade, or coffee will be supplied with the meal. Tickets are $10.

There will also be vendors in the park area selling different items and a raffle, Bryan said.

The nearby Catwalk trail is open, for those who want to explore the area.

Other activities will be going on in Glenwood that day also.

The Glenwood Woman's Club will hold a huge rummage sale at the Glenwood Community Center at 14 Menges Lane April 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Donations may be dropped off Friday April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No used electronics will be accepted.

Next door, Glenwood Community Library will hold its book sale, with lots of books and DVDs to appeal to different readers and viewers. It also runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday April 7.

street market cards 0478 Some of the unique items available at the Glenwood Street Market on US 180 on Saturday mornings are cards. Lanora Elmer offers cards featuring her artwork and Beth Menczer has exquisite, intricate pop-up cards suitable for all occasions. Photo by Cheryl ThornburgAlso from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Glenwood Street Market will be in full swing with handcrafted items including painted gourds, exquisite cards, handmade soaps, jewelry and unique gift, plus hot dogs, cookies and other yummy edibles in case you get hungry.

April 7 is also the date for the Annual Catron County Rabies Clinic will be held at two locations in the Glenwood area:

Alma Store from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Glenwood at the Senior Center on US 180 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Services are provided by Clay Allred, DVM, of Arenas Valley Animal Clinic. A one-year rabies shot is $10, three-year is $26. Proceeds benefit the 4-H Club.