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On Saturday, May 22, at 12pm, WILL and the Silver City Museum will partner in hosting a “Lunch & Learn” presentation by artist, gallery owner, and leader of young muralists, Diana Ingalls Leyba. She will explain what is depicted in the gorgeous murals seen around Silver City. Just as the murals visually enhance the town, knowing the stories behind the murals will further enrich the experience.

To register and attend, go to www.silvercitymuseum.org, will.community/#/lunchlearn, or type https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OQy3r4DoTIq7y_B_LbE2nw into your browser.

For 17 years, Grant County and the Town of Silver City have contracted with Ingalls Leyba and the Youth Mural Project to design and create murals on buildings, walls, and playgrounds all over town. They are breath-takingly beautiful, and they also all hold a great deal of significant information. This program will provide attendees a bit of the backstory for the murals, especially the storytelling aspect of murals and their role in the transfer of Grant County history and culture from one generation to another. 

Refer to the flyer below and for more information visit https://wnmu.edu/wnmu-remembrance-march/

By Cheryl Thornburg

ears and rears team 6429 copyThere’s something special about getting together outdoors for a Dutch Oven meal like those on tap at the Dutch Oven Gathering in Glenwood April 10. (Photo By Cheryl Thornburg)Dutch Oven Gathering, Library book sale set for April 10

Glenwood will seem almost back to normal on April 10 as Dutch Oven cooks set up camp for the annual gathering Saturday April 10 at the Community Park.

Teams will be cooking up full meals in Dutch ovens around the site. You can watch as the teams prepare traditional and updated dishes over campfires and charcoal fires.  

The New Mexico Poet Laureate Program and Southwest Word Fiesta is sponsoring a reading by twenty-two poets from southern New Mexico co-hosted by Silver City Poet Laureate, Eve West Bessier and State Poet Laureate, Levi Romero. Poetas del Sur takes place on Sunday, April 11 from 3:00 until 4:15 pm. This event is free and open to the public. To pre-register click on the link below. 


Eve West Bessier is the author of five poetry collections and has served as the Silver City Poet Laureate for the last two years. She is well-known for her explorations in vocal jazz and original poetry. During her tenure as poet laureate, West Bessier lifted spirits and encouraged great writing through her monthly blog titled “Write On!” published on the Southwest Word Fiesta website www.swwordfiesta.org

Western New Mexico University is working in conjunction with Copper Country Senior Olympics to host a memorial march in remembrance of the Bataan Death March sometime between April 9 and the 18. If you are interested please ask! For more information call 575-590-2352.

More details to come soon.

The Kiwanis Club of Silver City is hosting their first ever “Free Drive-thru Kids Easter Eggstravaganza” on Saturday, April 3 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business & Conference Center - 3031 Hwy 180 E. (next to Ace Hardware). Gather up the kids and drive-thru for one free Easter Goodie Bag per child in the vehicle, while supplies last. Wave to the Easter Bunny and "Friends" that include local favorites: Darren & Dora the D.A.R.E Lions, Scruff McGruff the Crime Dog, Rawhide the WNMU Mustang, Sparky the Fire Dog, and of course, Smokey Bear! For your safety and convenience, this is strictly a Drive-thru event, please try to enter from the 32nd Street Bypass Road location. COVID-19 safety precautions will be practiced, please wear your masks and remain in your vehicle. In addition, please watch for signs and cones to guide you through the process. Scan the QR Code at the event to enter a free drawing for one of 2 Grand Prize Easter Baskets sponsored by Carson Insurance Agency. Enter the Kiwanis Family Easter Themed Photo Contest for a chance to win a Special Prize Easter Basket sponsored by First Savings Bank! Be creative and take an Easter themed photo of your family and email it by Thursday, April 1 to kiwanisclubofsilvercity@gmail.com. A winner will be chosen from the photos received. Visit the Kiwanis Club of Silver City Facebook page for more details.

In consideration of the health and wellbeing of our community and visitors, the Mimbres Region Arts Council is canceling the 2021 Silver City Blues Festival at Gough Park. In its place, a series of performances will be released online during the Memorial Day weekend of May 29-30. 

More information and event schedule will become available at www.silvercitybluesfestival.org.

Be Safe and Be Well.  

Silver City NM, March 12, 2021 – On Saturday March 20, for the one-year anniversary of COVID lockdown in New Mexico, there will be a non-partisan, peaceable rally for freedom in Silver City NM. The rally will take place at Swan & 180 from 10 to 1 and will include people peaceably standing and walking around. Participation is welcome, and local residents can contact John Foldan, johnfoldan@gmail.com for more information.

This effort in Silver City is being coordinated by residents of Silver City, including members of the New Mexico Freedoms Alliance, www.nmfa.us. This is part of a state-wide effort in support of ending lockdown, with rallies the same day in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Edgewood, Las Cruces, Roswell, Portales, Clovis, Deming, and other cities. Freedom rallies will take place the same day in dozens of countries all over the world, including Canada, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Australia, Lithuania, Ireland, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Netherl ands and Norway.

Silver Cityorganizer John Foldan said: "Grant County and Southwestern New Mexico have suffered greatly in the wake of the Covid policies. Our businesses are closing, many people are in despair. We need to effect change in our towns, our counties and the state as a whole."

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