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Community Calendar / 19 April 2014

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Saturday 19 April 2014

  • Field Trip: Grant County Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society
    8am / Meet at the former Long John Silver’s parking lot at the corner of Little Walnut Road and Highway 180 / To the Burro Mountains to stop at three mining locations, the Blackhawk Mine, Quartzes Ridges, and the Thompson Mine / These locations are known for native silver, quartz and fluorite, respectively / A four-wheel drive or high clearance vehicle is recommended / Car pool and sign in before leaving at 8:30am / 388.2010 or
  • Easter Egg Hunt by Kiwanis Club of Silver City
    9:30am / Penny Park / Separate hunts for age groups / 9:30am – ages 4 and under / 10am – ages 5 and 6 / 10:30am – ages 7 and 8 / 11am – ages 9, 10 and 11 / 11:30am – ages 12 and over / Please bring your own basket / 1,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes for the hunt and other fun activities / Easter photos with the Easter Bunny 9:30 till Noon
  • Earth Day
    10am – 2pm / Gough Park / Visit the Silver City Food Co-op’s booth to get freshly popped organic corn and free seeds / GMCR will table at the event and MC / Call Carolyn at 388.2343
  • Electronic Waste and Recycling Collection
    10am – 2pm / Parking Lot South of Gough Park – Enter on 11th Street by bank drive thru / Collecting any device that plugs in or is battery operated / No white goods (washers, dryers, refrigerators or stoves) / Also collecting burned-out unbroken CFLs / All single stream recycling collected – papers, plastics 1-7, metal & Aluminum cans and glass bottles / 519.8987
  • We Are All Poets – Book Spine Poetry Workshop
    10:30am – Noon / Bayard Public Library – 1112 Central Ave / Presented by Bonnie Buckley Maldonado & Elise Stuart / All ages are encouraged to join the fun in creating poetry / Free and open to the public / Supplies provided / Jody Decker – 537.6244
  • 9 Breath Method and Prayer Circle
    11am – 12:30pm / Intergrative Health and Wellness Center – 310 W 6th Street / 9-Breath Method with Martha K Everett, followed by the Prayer Circle / All proceeds will be donated this month to The Grant County Community Food Pantry / 388.2098 –
  • Healing Our Families With Ayurveda workshop
    1pm – 5pm / Common Ground – 501 East 13th Street / This workshop will empower you with the practical tools to keep your family healthy using food / Ayurvedic formulas and oil as medicine as well as other natural methods / Presented by a practicing curandera and Ayurvedic practitioner / Registration –
  • Loose Blues Band
    2pm – 4pm / Yankie Creek Coffee House – Yankie & Texas / Classic blues, folk, country and rock
  • Messianic Passover Seder
    6:30pm – 8:30pm / Silver City Woman’s Club / Sponsored by Silver City Believers / Dinner catered by Brewer Hill Baptist / Tix & info – Julie Cason – 654.9109
  • Gabrielle Louise Show
    7pm – 9:30pm / Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos / Called an “earthy Joni Mitchell”, the lovely Gabrielle Louise and her band play are making their way from Boulder, CO / Performs soulful folk songs, smoky jazz tunes, or tango-inspired standards / Also Brodie Kinder, an acoustic indie rock artist from Denver

Sunday 20 April 2014

  • Native Plant Society Field Trip
    8am / South parking lot of the Fine Arts Theater at WNMU / McMillan Campground in the Gila National Forest to complete last fall’s study of the difference in a mile or so of the Cherry Creek Canyon flora / Public invited / Participants are asked to bring water, lunch, a hat and sunscreen and to wear good hiking shoes / Free / Deming Gustafson 388.5192
  • Easter Sunday Breakfast and Worship
    9 and 10:30am / First Presbyterian Church – 1915 N Swan St / Childcare and activities provided / All are welcome / 538.3513 or
  • Easter Service
    10am / Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City – 3845 N Swan St / Rev Claudia Elferdink speaks of Easter with Mind and Heart / Explore what a Unitarian Universalist Easter might be – or not! / There will be a traditional UU Flower Communion, so if you can, bring a flower to share / Please join us. Coffee and conversation after the service
  • 40 Days of Kindness Celebration
    1pm / Silver City UCC Woman’s Club – 411 Silver Heights Blvd / All are welcome as we celebrate kindness, and share what we’ve learned during our forty-day experiment / This is not a church service, but a celebration of kindness and community, so everyone should feel welcome to attend / Silver City UCC will hold its Easter service in the morning at 9am / 519.4103 or Tyler Connoley 956.3316

Monday 21 April 2014

  • Silver City New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
    12:05pm / First Presbyterian Church – 1915 N Swan /Meets on Mondays / 537.3141
  • Laughter Club
    12:15pm – 12:45pm / Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd – Texas & 7th Streets / Use the physical act of laughter to enhance your health / No jokes here but lots of breathing, laughing and clapping / Laughter relaxes the body and mind and protects the heart, boosts your immune system, improves your mood and even relieves stress / Sponsored by the Active & Alive program / Free / Mary Ann Finn – 388.0243 / Meets the first, third and fifth Monday of the month
  • Masters Violin Class with Midori
    2:30pm / WNMU Parotti Recital Hall / Free
  • Lego Mindstorms Robot Building Club
    4pm / Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Avenue / Ages 10+
  • Violinist Midori
    7:30pm / WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater / Presented by The Grant County Community Concert Association in cooperation with Partners in Performance / – 538.5862

Tuesday 22 April 2014

  • Silver City Rotary Club Luncheon
    Noon / WNMU Student Memorial Building – 2nd floor – Sunset Room / Speakers / Guests are welcome / Lunch available
  • The Town & Country Garden Club
    1pm / Parish hall of the Good Shepherd Church – Texas and 6th St / Presentation by Kathy Anderson on Problems and Solutions for Silver City Graffiti / Business meeting follows and then refreshments / The public is welcome to attend
  • Chess Club
    4pm / Silver City Public Library / 515 W College Ave / All ages
  • Telescope Equipment Swap Meet
    5:30pm / Bear Mountain Lodge / Bring your astronomy equipment of any type, including telescopes, solar observation equipment, electronic equipment and apps, and other tools used for observation and study / Anyone with an interest in astronomy, of all ages and experience levels, is welcome to come to observe, bring your own equipment, get help with setting it up, sell or swap astronomy equipment, or just ask questions / Members of the Silver City Astronomical Society will be present / Savory & sweet refreshments / Free /

Wednesday 23 April 2014

  • Medicare Info
    9am – 11am / HMS La Vida – 110 W 11th Street / Volunteers available for Medicare questions / Applications for medication assistance / 534.0248
  • Curbside Consulting
    9am – Noon / Center for Health Innovation / 902 Santa Rita Street – 2nd floor conference room / Consulting services for existing or aspiring nonprofit organizations / Free / Lisa Jimenez – 534.0101 – x2108 –
  • Storytime
    10:30am / Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Avenue / Ages  up to 5 years
  • Gin Rummy
    1pm / Yankie Creek Coffee House / 112 W Yankie Street at Texas / Everyone invited
  • Continental Divide Trail Celebration
    4pm / Murray Ryan Visitor Center – 201 North Hudson Street / Come celebrate Silver City’s official designation as the first Gateway Community to the Continental Divide Trail / Find out what it means to be a Gateway Community and welcome the Wounded Warriors, veterans who are part of the Walk Off The War Program, as they pass through Silver City on the CDT / Grant County Trails month / – 538.5560
  • Lego Club
    4:30pm / Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Avenue / Ages 4-10
  • Geology and Mining Hike on Boston Hill
    5pm / Cooper Street Trailhead / Dave Menzie will lead a hike on Boston Hill and talk about area mining and geology / 388.8265
  • Bayard Al-Anon
    6pm / Santa Clara Senior Center – 107 East Street / Meets Wednesdays / 537.3141
  • Trivia Night
    7pm / Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery – Broadway and Bullard / Every Wednesday with quizmaster Josh White / No cover charge / Prizes of gift certificates for $15 and $25 / Teams of six people max or join a team

Thursday 24 April 2014

  • Book Talk and Signing with Beate Sigriddaughter
    10am / Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Avenue / Beauty Sleeping is a novel about an artist’s journey / More about Beate at
  • Western Institute for Lifelong Learning Annual Meeting
    5pm / WNMU Global Resource Center – 12th & Kentucky / Find out what’s new at WILL / Join or renew your membership / First opportunity for WILL members to sign up for the 2014 Summer Courses after the meeting at 8pm / All sign-ups at the meeting will be registered before ANY on-line requests / All are invited / 538.6835 –
  • Politicized Schools: A Look at New Mexico’s Educational Landscape
    6pm / WNMU’s Miller Library / Forum to discuss how partisan politics have snared public education in New Mexico and whether NM should limit state funding of private education / Free / 505.717.4330

Friday 25 April 2014

  • Medicare Info
    9am – 11am / HMS La Vida – 110 W 11th Street / Volunteers available for Medicare questions / Applications for medication assistance / 534.0248
  • Speaking of Ethics: Professional Ethics in Helping Professions
    9am – 3:30pm / WNMU Student Memorial Building – Seminar Room / Workshop by National Association of Social Workers – NM Chapter / Morning session – Writing electronic notes and keeping client privacy and security / Afternoon session – Providing culturally competent counseling and ethical decision making when working with Native American clients / Pre-register / 538.6420 /
  • Volunteer Social
    2pm / Silver City Museum Annex – 302 W Broadway / Come and meet volunteers and learn about how you can be involved / 538.5921 –
  • Mustang Festival
    4pm – 8pm / Old James Stadium / Community organizations and small businesses are invited to register for a booth for this family-friendly event in celebration of the 47th Annual Great Race / Live music by the Brandon Perrault Band / Register here at
  • Reflections of An Artist Series
    5pm – Refreshments / 5:30pm – Presentation / WNMU Global Resource Center Auditorium – 12th St and Kentucky / Western Institute for Lifelong Learning presents Michael McGarrity, author of the acclaimed Kevin Kearney crime-suspense novels that take place in modern New Mexico / Free / 538.6835 – or

Saturday 26 April 2014

  • Michael McGarrity “Second Chance”
    10am / Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Ave / Michael McGarrity will revisit themes from his Friday night talk, The Writer as an Artist in a World Obsessed with Categories / A collaboration with the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning
  • Illusion Band
    11am – 1pm / Silver City Museum – 312 W Broadway / Country, Oldies, Classic Rock and Tejano / Free / 538.5921 –
  • Lady Mustang Softball vs Adams State University
    11am / Mustang Softball Field
  • Grant County Chicano Music Project Gallery Talk
    Noon – 1pm / Silver City Museum – 312 W Broadway / With Patricia Cano / 538.5921 –
  • Is Your Pet Ready to Evacuate?
    1pm – 2pm / Bayard Public Library – 1112 Central Ave / Pet Safety & Emergency Procedures by June Decker of High Desert Humane Society / 537.6244
  • The 47th Annual Great Race
    1:30pm / Race begins outside outside of Old James Stadium
  • Greg and Jean
    2pm – 4pm / Yankie Creek Coffee House / Original folk and favorite folk-rock covers
  • Lady Mustang Softball vs Black Hills State
    3pm / Mustang Softball Field
  • The Rotary Club of Silver City Biennial Gala and Benefit Auction
    4:30pm – 8:30pm / Grant County Business and Conference Center – 3031 Hwy 180 East / The beneficiaries of this year’s auction are the Volunteer Center of Grant County, Literacy Link – Leamos, and the Imagination Library of Grant County / Items to be auctioned include ocean cruises, resort vacations, a VIP visit to a FOX NFL pregame show, jewelry, and many other items / Tickets at Western Bank Leslie Bush 388.3521 or any Rotary Club member / 534.1135

Sunday 27 April 2014

  • Lady Mustang Softball vs Black Hills State
    11am / Mustang Softball Field
  • Silver City Food Co-op
    thAnniversary Celebration & General Membership Meeting for
    Noon – 3pm / Commons Center for Sustainability – Corbin and 13th Street / Come for lunch, a short business meeting on the State of the Co-op and Contra Dancing with the Big Ditch Crickets / Call the Co-op at 388-2343
  • Steve Cormier
    2pm / The Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Ave / Library Concert Series continues with old and traditional cowboy fare, “Music from the Ranch and Open Range,” a Chautauqua Program funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs / Cormier tells stories of his nine years as a ranch hand, along with simply lying to see if he can get away with it / Free
  • Book Signing – African American History in New Mexico
    2pm / Silver City Museum / with author Bruce Glasrud / 538.5921 –
  • Lady Mustang Softball vs Adams State University
    3pm / Mustang Softball Field

Monday 28 April 2014

  • Lego Mindstorms Robot-Building Club
    4pm / Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Ave / Ages 10+
  • Silver City New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
    12:05pm / First Presbyterian Church – 1915 N Swan / Meet on Mondays / 537.3141
  • Experience the HU
    6:30pm / The Center for the Healing Arts – 300 W Yankee / A sacred sound that can help you meet life’s challenges. The HU Chant (pronounced as in the name Hugh, but long and drawn out as in HUUUUUUU) is an ancient name for God and love song to God / This is followed by a short period of contemplation / 2nd and 4th Monday of each month / All are welcome / Free / Jerry Bartels at 534.0002 –

Tuesday 29 April 2014

  • Silver City Rotary Club Luncheon
    Noon / WNMU Student Memorial Building – 2nd floor – Sunset Room / Speakers presented / Guests are welcome / Lunch available
  • Chess Club
    4pm / Silver City Public Library – 515 W College Ave / All ages and levels of experience are welcome
  • HiDOG (High Desert Organic Gardeners)
    5:30pm / Silver City Food Coop’s Community Room – behind the store / Blythe Whiteley, a local gardener, fiber/clay artist, and flower merchant, discusses flowers, for cutting, eating, naturalizing and attracting pollinators, focusing on what grows well in our region / Discussion of landscaping request by Archi Padilla for the new Hurley dog & cat shelter
  • Greg and Kevin
    6pm – 8:30pm / Diane’s Parlor – 510 N Bullard / Original and favorite folk-rock

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If you have a recurring event, please send monthly notices which should include the date(s) and requested information from above.

Note that the list is compiled from list serve participants, various community calendars, and area postings. GCCHC and GMCR do not take responsibility for any missing/incorrect events and we retain the right to exclude unsuitable events.

For additional info contact Kendra Milligan / Public Relations Liaison / Grant County Community Health Council / 388.1198 x10 /

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