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GC Archaeological Society’s Special Fundraising Event

On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, the Grant County Archaeological Society’s regular monthly meeting becomes a special fundraising event for the Western New Mexico University Museum at Fleming Hall, open to GCAS members and the general public in a hybrid in-person and Zoom event!

Doors open at 5PM Mountain Daylight (New Mexico) Time with a recommended $5.00 minimum donation to the WNMU Museum from in-person attendees and Zoom participants alike. In-person attendees contribute at the door while we ask Zoom attendees to request the Zoom link from the GCAS  gcasnm.org@gmail.com  and then support the WNMU Museum via the GCAS's online PayPal payment portal:  https://www.gcasnm.org/news/donate-0719-fleming-museum.html.  All in-person and online contributions for this event go to the WNMU Museum.

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2023 CLAY Festival Schedule Of Events

CLAY Festival Exhibition Openings At Light Art Space

The following is a list of events scheduled for the CLAY Festival. Artists include George Rodriguez, Marko Fields, Diego Valles, and Mary Fischer. There are several children's events at the WNMU Museum along with a Open House there. 

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4th of July Parade Schedule and Route

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We are a day away from the 2023 Independence Day Parade and Patriotic Freedom Festival! On Tuesday, July 4th, we will begin the day with the raising of the flags and a performance of the national anthem by Keana Huerta at 9:00 a.m. at Gough Park. The “Lady Liberty” parade will start at 10:00 a.m. and then be followed by a Patriotic Freedom Festival at Gough Park. The parade will start at the corner of Pope Street and 13th Street. It will then turn left on College Avenue and then a slight right onto Bullard Street. The parade will continue to East Broadway and then take a left and another left again onto Hudson Street. The parade will end on the corner of Hudson Street and 13th Street.

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Hummingbird Festival -July 29-30, 2023

The annual Hummingbird Festival will take place at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site on July 29-30, 2023.

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Silver City Museum Celebrates its 39th July 4th Ice Cream Social

Annual Fundraising Event Features Local Musicians, Friends, Food and Fun!

Silver City -- The 39th Annual July 4th Ice Cream Social is happening Tuesday, July 4th, at the Silver City Museum, featuring a full slate of local musicians, vendors, food, friends and fun. The annual celebration and fundraising event takes place in the museum courtyard from 11 am - 3 pm, and all proceeds benefit the museum.

What says Fourth of July celebration more than grilled hot dogs and ice cream? Attendees will be able to buy tickets for the purchase of hot dogs, popcorn, ice tea, lemonade and water, and a selection of ice cream treats. Nearly a dozen food and craft vendors, including the Mint Chip Creamery, will be offering a selection of items for sale.

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BAYOU SECO and the MITTELSTADTS. CHILEGUMBO

BAYOU SECO and the MITTELSTADTS. CHILEGUMBO AND LOTS MORE!!! Viola Stone Park in Santa Clara.   Friday July 7, 6:30 - 9 PM 

Come join us - Ken and Jeanie, Burt and Susan for a wonderful evening of music from New Mexico, Louisiana and beyond. There will surely be a Broom Dance(Valse de Escoba) and a Handkerchief Dance(Valse de Los Panos) Cajun 2-Steps, Chotis', Mazurkas, and plenty of familiar fun songs and tunes to dance to. The event is free and sponsored by Santa Clara. The Viola Stone Park is a wonderful place for gathering. Come on down for a fun evening.


Contact Jeanie McLerie - 575-313-4314 for more info.

Head to Glenwood for a traditional 4th of July weekend

By Cheryl Thornburg

812 2688mc ropingPhoto by David Thornburg - Today’s cowboys and cowgirls compete in events showcasing traditional ranching skills at the Brush Poppers Ranch Rodeo and Rope Tying events.  The 4th of July in little Glenwood is like stepping back in time with its multi-day celebration including a ranch rodeo, art auction, a dance with live music, a parade and of course, fireworks.
It all kicks off on Saturday July 1 with the Brush Poppers Ranch Rodeo at the Glenwood Park Arena on Catwalk Road across from the community park. Competitions include team roping, cow milking, and horse catching. Admission is free.
The rodeo will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, call JC or Dalli Nelson at (575) 242-1448.
Saturday evening, the Frisco Cowbelles BBQ dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. at Glenwood Community Park. Dinners are $15 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under.
The Cowbelles annual art auction begins at 7 p.m. Among the featured artists are JaNeil Anderson, Shannon Lawlor,Robert DSC 8342 crop 2Photo by Cheryl Thornburg - Artwork by Kathy Winkler will be featured at the Cowbelles art auction July 1.  

"Shoofly" Shufelt, Dino Cornay, Priscilla Folkert, Kathy Winkler and Terry Duncan. Proceeds provide funding for Ag scholarships and the famous educational McKeen Ranch Days program where buses of school children arrive at the ranch to learn about agriculture and ranching.
At 8 p.m., the Real West Band takes the stage so you can dance the night away. Admission is free.

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Father's Day Disc Golf Tournament to take place at Fort Bayard Disc Golf Course 061823

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Who: Silver City Disc Golf Club

What: Father’s Day Disc Golf Tournament

Where: Fort Bayard Disc Golf Course

When: June 18, Registration at 8 a.m. Tee off at 9 a.m. 

Cost: free for kids, $20 for adult and competitive divisions. 

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