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clay poker tournament fundraiser jessie thetfordPhoto by Jessie ThetfordThe Silver City CLAY Festival will host its ever-popular annual fundraiser, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 3-10pm at the Murray Hotel Ballroom, 200 West Broadway in downtown Silver City, NM.

The Poker Tournament has been an important fundraising event for CLAY Festival since 2013. The best poker chips in the world are made of clay, and players will use the CLAY Festival’s custom-made, casino-quality clay poker chips during the Tournament. The Poker Tournament offers locals and visitors the opportunity to play the popular game of Texas Hold ‘Em and to simultaneously support New Mexico’s premier festival devoted to all things clay.

img 7016 copyFrom a previous Wreaths Across America ceremony. Photo by Mary Alice Murphy

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA at Ft Bayard National Cemetery

A beautiful remembrance for our local deceased veterans will be provided this Saturday when 4536 wreaths with bright red bows can be viewed on every marker at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

Over 500 individuals, organizations, families, and businesses have sponsored these fresh green balsam wreaths shipped directly from Maine. The wreaths will be placed on Friday the 13th with special requests being honored first at 2 pm. The remaining wreaths will be placed at 3 pm.

unnamed 16Jack Glatzer, violinFriday, December 6, 6:00pm at the Silver City Public Library

Doors open 30 minutes before the beginning of the concert. First come, first seated.

Jack Glatzer was born in Dallas, Texas. He began the study of the violin at the age of five and at thirteen gave his debut recital. A year later he appeared as soloist with the Dallas Symphony under Walter Hendl. When he was seventeen Glatzer won first prize in violin in the nation's most important competition for young musicians, the Merriwether Post Competition in Washington, D.C. and subsequently performed the Brahms Concerto with the National Symphony under Howard Mitchell.

image004 1The Silver City Museum will celebrate the holidays with its annual Victorian Christmas open house on Thursday, December 12, from 5:00-8:00pm. Presented in the sharing spirit of bygone community celebrations, this cherished event makes the most of the Museum’s Victorian home.

brainworthy1Town Hall panelists called on the community to help decrease underage drinking by refusing to supply youth with alcohol. Over 65% of Grant County high school students report obtaining alcohol from friends and family. (Pictured left to right) Panelists included: WNMU Assistant Professor of Chemical Dependency Counseling Jim Helgert, WNMU junior Hannah Riley, Grant County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Mike Burns, 6th Judicial District Court’s Assistant District Attorney Norman Wheeler, Silver City Police Department Officer Leticia Lopez, and Grant County DWI Program Director Cindy Blackman.Tuesday, November 26, 2019; Silver City, NM: Almost 100 deaths were attributed to alcohol in Grant County, according to the New Mexico Substance Abuse Epidemiology Profile from 2013 to 2017.  That toll on life not only affects adults, but their families and especially youth, because the cycle of alcohol addiction starts young in Grant County.

The Silver Chorale, in conjunction with the Silver High School Choir, will present their Winter Concert on December 1, 2019, 3:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St., Silver City, NM under the direction of Bryce Wooton. There will be a reception following in the Fellowship Hall.  Some of the music being performed is: “The paper reeds by the brooks” by Randall Thompson; “Shenandoah” arranged by Ed Lojeski; “When I Fall in Love” by E. Heyman, and V. Young; “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Paul Simon, arranged by Mark Hayes; “Christmas Snows of Sweden” arranged by H. Gaul; “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by J.S. Bach; “Patapan” arranged by Ed Lojeski; “Let it Ring, Let It Swing, Let it Snow” arranged by Mac Hugg; and “A Celtic Silent Night” by J. Mohr and F. Gruber.  Come and hear some lovely music!  The concert is free, but we are a 501(c)(3) organization and any donations are welcome and tax deductible.  If you have questions, call Judy Ruth at 575-574-5524.  

shop small 2018Pictured are Mary Ann Finn and Donna Schaeffer, volunteering at the Shop Small Welcome booth last year.Small Business Saturday® an annual holiday shopping tradition sponsored nationally by American Express is celebrating ten years! Silver City MainStreet is celebrating the tenth anniversary by promoting Shop Small and the downtown shopping district with forty-four businesses participating with deals, discounts, free drawings and treats on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

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Sat Dec 14 @12:00AM
KURU Holiday Membership Drive and Local Talent Showcase - KURU Radio Station
Sat Dec 14 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theater - Silco Theatre
Sat Dec 14 @ 9:00AM - 09:45AM
Sacred Activism: Meditation for World Peace and Healing - Lotus Center
Sat Dec 14 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Silver City Farmers' Market - Temporary Farmers Market
Sat Dec 14 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Glenwood Library's Winter Book and Bake Sale - Glenwood Library
Sat Dec 14 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Glenwood Street Market - Glenwood, New Mexico
Sat Dec 14 @10:00AM -
Wreaths Across America - Fort Bayard National Cemetary
Sat Dec 14 @10:30AM - 02:30PM
Fort Bayard Museum Winter Hours - Fort Bayard Museum
Sat Dec 14 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
Christmas Crafting - Silver City Museum
Sat Dec 14 @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM
Movies at the Light Hall Theater - Light Hall Theatre
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