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The Copper Country Cruizers cancelled the car show for this year and instead are having a Most Unusual Parade of Cars around Grant County on August 22, 2020.

This is ONLY for Grant County residents!

Check out the flyer below for all the information.

unnamed 77Sonora Rising: A story of water, bread, and life in the Tucson desert: Three Tucson visionaries are creating and growing the circular economy of water in the arid Sonoran desertJoin the Gila Conservation Coalition for the 9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, September 19, at 7:00 pm, as part of the 16th Annual Gila River Festival. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to restrict public gatherings, this year’s film festival will take place online as a live virtual event. Ticket holders will be able view the film festival remotely from the safety and comfort of their own homes. Tickets go on sale August 1 at www.gilariverfestival.org.  

A Quarantine Story...on Zoom! “Entertainment has been hard to find in Grant County during the COVID quarantine, and Silver City Community Theatre (SCCT) players are getting restless,” according to Phyllis McQuaide, SCCT President. “So SCCT will present three short plays free on Zoom this summer. “The plays will be broadcast at 7 pm on the third Saturdays of July, August, and September. We invite our members and friends to join us in this Zoom adventure…Let us entertain you!”

“The first play is ‘Sheltering-Out Of-Place’ by Sylvia Ashby,” according to Greg Bond who will perform along with MaryAnn Marlar. “We chose this play because it is all about today! It is about the stress of locking down for the pandemic, being ‘incarcerated together,’ as one of our characters says. We think everyone will recognize something in our little romantic comedy.”

16th Annual Festival Scheduled for September 18 & 19, 2020  

Although COVID-19 will prevent gathering in person, the pandemic won’t stop the Gila River Festival from meeting virtually to celebrate New Mexico’s last wild river.  

The 16th Annual Gila River Festival will take place online September 18 and 19, 2020 and will explore how we cultivate resilience in our communities and ecological systems in the face of the twin crises of climate change and the global coronavirus pandemic. What lessons have we learned from the pandemic that can inform our response to the climate emergency? How can we create a more just and equitable society and emerge stronger and better from these existential challenges? How do we move forward with spending Arizona Water Settlement Act funding to create a secure water future for everyone in southwest New Mexico?  

GCCCA Restructures Upcoming Concert Season

Grant County Community Concert Association announces plans to restructure our upcoming concert season in light of the current pandemic. Although no recent specific directive has been issued by our governor, news coming from Santa Fe strongly indicates that gatherings larger than 100 will not be allowed for the remainder of 2020. Therefore, we have made some decisions regarding our concert season.

The Everly Set has been cancelled. We hope to bring them here in the future. We are working to reschedule Seraph Brass for a Spring of 2021 concert. The 1st Armored Division Band holiday concert is still scheduled for December 6, and we hope that this can take place. We hope to reschedule the Savannah Jack concert for sometime in the first half of 2021, and tickets purchased for last season's performance will be honored. If you no longer have your ticket, you can still attend, as we have a list of ticket holders. Alternately, if you have purchased a ticket for The Everly Set, which has been cancelled, you may use that ticket for the Savannah Jack concert.

Innovation in a time of crisis: The personal meets the professional, meets the profound!

[SILVER CITY, NM, July 3rd, 2020] — “The Big Hairy Audacious Goal is to raise $5,000 for PFLAG National during this current month of July 2020,” says Wendy Spurgeon, Silver City Life Coach and local actress/producer. “Turning 50, the week after the 4th, feels like a prime opportunity to give back through reflection, innovation, and celebration. Emotions are running high in the world right now and many people are feeling disconnected, so hosting a milestone birthday fundraiser is my way of giving back and paying it forward in one fell swoop!”

Wendy Jo Spurgeon was born July 11th, 1970, prematurely in Anchorage, Alaska. Her mother Wanda had to be airlifted from Soldotna to Anchorage via helicopter, to access one of the few incubators available in the state. 50 years ago, incubators were a new innovative technology that saved her life.  She now reaches to embrace the new innovative technology of zoom to save our spirits. 

maryann headshot 2greg headshot“Entertainment has been hard to find in Grant County during the COVID quarantine, and Silver City Community Theatre (SCCT) players are getting restless,” according to Phyllis McQuaide, SCCT President. “So SCCT will present three short plays free on Zoom this summer. “The plays will be broadcast at 7 pm on the third Saturdays of July, August, and September. We invite our members and friends to join us in this Zoom adventure…Let us entertain you!”

“The first play is ‘Sheltering-Out Of-Place’ by Sylvia Ashby,” according to Greg Bond who will perform along with MaryAnn Marlar. “We chose this play because it is all about today! It is about the stress of locking down for the pandemic, being ‘incarcerated together,’ as one of our characters says. We think everyone will recognize something in our little romantic comedy.”

joao galera installationIntroducing WNMU & Silver City Artist-in-Residence João Galera’s Community Art Installation

Thursday June 18 and Friday, June 19, 3pm – 7:30pm

5pm Thursday João will discuss the installation process in the gallery garden

Come and support João and Luis on their next Journey!

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