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The Silver City Rotary Club is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the High Desert Humane Society and the Silver City Rotary Foundation. The Zoom event will be held on Sunday, January 31, at 3 p.m.  

Humane Society members and supporters and other non-Rotarians are invited to join in.

The Zoom event will be a “Fact or Fiction” game, in which some of the participants tell three brief stories, with only one story being true. Participants and others who are present choose the story they think is true, and make a bid on it.  Bids can range from zero dollars on up. If the selection of a true story is correct, the Rotary Club will contribute $10 to the Humane Society in that person’s name. If the choice is incorrect, that person will contribute the amount of his or her bid to the local Silver City Rotary Foundation, which uses the money for scholarships and other charitable projects.

urban challenge virtual 2021Silver City MainStreet is taking the Urban Challenge Fun Run virtual this year to celebrate Territorial Charter Day. The run has gained popularity each year, with 107 runners participating in 2020. You can still participate, virtually!

This year the 5K downtown run can be done on a treadmill or out on a trail between February 5 and 11, 2021. Submit a photo of yourself on your run via facebook messenger or email. The entry fee is 3 cans of food that will be donated to the Grant County Community and WNMU Food Pantries. Register for the run by January 28, 2021 to receive your Urban Challenge Fun Run t-shirt.

getting ready to start 2020Runners getting ready to start in 2020Silver City MainStreet is taking the Urban Challenge Fun Run virtual this year to celebrate Territorial Charter Day. The run has gained popularity each year, with 107 runners participating in 2020. Silver City MainStreet didn’t want to lose that momentum so pivoted with a virtual fun run.

This year the 5K downtown run can be done on a treadmill or out on a trail between February 5 and 11, 2021. Submit a photo of yourself on your run via facebook messenger or email. The entry fee is 3 cans of food that will be donated to the Grant County Community and WNMU Food Pantries.

Farmers Insurance Seawolf Agency is proud to announce our 7th Annual Toy Giveaway!! It will be held December 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 3:00PM at the Silver City Woman’s Club Building located at 411 Silver Heights Boulevard in Silver City, NM and is open to all children in the Grant County area. Through generous donations from our Community we have acquired a great amount of toys and clothes for all the children to choose from. Clothes will be given away free as well as the toys but since we have received such a large amount of clothing there will be no limit on how much a child can have. All COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Toys will be sanitized according to CDC recommendations. A liability waiver will be provided, that must be filled out prior to admittance.

Please come prepared to stand in line for a bit as only 25 children will be allowed in the building at one time. We are hoping for a wonderful event. We are proud to announce that our very own Grant County Sherriff's Department will once again be with us bringing the DARE Lions for the children to take pictures with. For more information contact Ruth Seawolf at (575) 590-1324  

A Fact or Fiction game based on the PBS game of "Wait, wait, don't tell me," will be held at 6 p.m. this Saturday, December 12  to help raise money for Rotary International's PolioPlus program aimed at eliminating polio worldwide. Members of the public who wish to participate can find out more about the game by contacting Lucy Falley at 915 490-4347 or texasbw@att.net.  

image009A young guest coloring paper ornaments at Victorian Christmas 2018. This year, families can pick up Victorian ornament kits at the Silver City Museum Dec. 7-19, then on December 19 at 11am, tune in live for a demonstration.Although the Silver City Museum is unable to invite hundreds of gaily dressed revelers into its halls for music, cider and cookies this year, part if its annual Victorian Christmas celebration lives on in 2020: the Victorian Ornament Workshop. 

Victorian ornament-making kits will be available for pickup on the museum porch from now through Dec. 19. On this day, the fabulous Phyllis McQuaide will be hosting a zoom workshop at 11am to demonstrate and guide participants in the creation of traditional holiday ornaments, such as Orange Pomanders, Foil Garland, and Gilded Walnuts. 

grant county art guild gallery interiorGrant County Art Guild Gallery InteriorGet all of your holiday shopping done from the safety and comfort of your home by shopping online at Downtown Silver City Cash Mobs. Organized by Silver City MainStreet, cash mobs are now occurring in several New Mexico MainStreet districts as a way to help businesses through the pandemic. 

The virtual shopping events are held online using facebook live. Merchants have the opportunity to showcase 50 of their items for sale. Shoppers watch the event and use the comment section to shop.

The annual Wreaths Across America Remembrance Ceremony, originally scheduled for Saturday, December 19 at 10 a.m., has been cancelled. Due to National Cemetery Administration restrictions during the COVID pandemic, an alternative small, non-public wreath tribute to veterans and each branch of service will occur earlier in the week. The Fort Bayard National Cemetery Wreath Committee regrets this change but is grateful that a wreath will be placed at every gravesite again this year thanks to all the many sponsors. Each wreath will be placed respectfully by a small crew of committee members. The public is invited to drive through the cemetery any time on or after December 19.

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