Local tourist information and events.

Theater Grottesco’s CONSIDER THIS…coming to Silver City June 23 and 24

Virus Theater is hosting a performance by Santa Fe’s Theater Grottesco at El Sol Theater June 23 & 24. Performances are at 7pm. Tickets are available at the door, $10 adults, $5 students.

CONSIDER THIS… is a solo 45-60 minute romp through the pre-history of American theater, from Greek Tragedy to Commedia dell’Arte, Clown, Buffoon, masks and more. One of America’s most creative theatrical ensembles shares the philosophy and the many theatrical styles that make up their fantastically imaginative original plays. Featuring Theater Grottesco founder and artistic director John Flax. Audience comments from past performances include the following: 

"Timeless and inspiring." 

"A beautiful demonstration of (physical theatre)." 

"The potential of how incredible acting can really be." 

“A truly amazing experience…he was able to open up an entirely new form of acting for me.” 

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Revised: Tyrone Community to hold its annual Yard Sale June 17, 2023

This year's yard sale will feature the usual yard sale items. For details, see the PDF poster below:

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Bayard Library Hosts Foam Event June 2, 2023

The Bayard Public Library is kicking -off summer with a Foam Party! Friday, June 2, 2023 at the Community Center Baseball Field located at 209 Hurley Street Ann Lincoln Entertainment will be blasting foam and fun music from 1:00 pm to 2:30pm. Wear a bathing suit, bring a towel and sunscreen, and join in the fun. Admission is free and for children of all ages. Foam is hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly to people and the grass. For more information call (575) 537-6244.

2023 Wild, Wild West Rodeo happening June 8, 9, 10

The annual First New Mexico Bank Wild Wild West Rodeo is happening June 8, 9, and 10, 2023, with Casper Baca Rodeo Company and the Renegade Rodeo Tour, at the Southwest Horseman's Arena in Silver City.

Tickets are available at Circle Heart Western Wear in Silver City and Circle S Western Emporium in Deming, starting June 5th. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Gates open at 5 pm with the performances starting at 7 pm. Thursday Night is the Wild Wild West Bull Fest, sponsored by W & N Enterprises. Friday Night is full rodeo action sponsored by Snappy Mart and The Brown Boys at Werner Tire. Saturday Night is another full rodeo night sponsored by Freeport McMoRan and First Financial Credit Union.

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¡Fiesta Latina! Returns to Western New Mexico University with Artisans, Music, Workshops

SILVER CITY, NM – The Western New Mexico University signature cultural event, ¡Fiesta Latina!, returns to campus June 15-18.

 dsc3628 4Western New Mexico University will host ¡Fiesta Latina! on June 15-18. At this signature cultural event, the university welcomes artisans and musicians to campus for performances, demonstrations, and an artisan mercado.
At the center of the four-day festival is an artisan mercado that features the handmade work of highly skilled traditional artisans from across Mexico. Artisans will also be demonstrating their techniques at a dedicated tent where patrons can get hands-on experience with projects that vary from papermaking to a straw mosaic technique called popotillo.

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Recreation Works to host Anything-But-A-Car Show June 4, 2023

A show for anything but a car! Bring your UTV, ATV, Dirt Bike, Motorcycle, Tractor etc.! June 4, 2023 at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center. Registration begins at 10 am, show from 12 pm-5pm. Register early at rwoffroadparts.com, call 575-489-8986 or come by Recreation Works 1201 Central Ave in Bayard. All early registrations will automatically be entered in the tire give away raffle. Winner of the tire raffle will get to pick a set of any tires we carry up to 32". Lots of prizes, food, vendors, and music. All are welcome!

For more details, see flyer below:

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Wild Wild West Rodeo June 8-10, 2023

The annual First New Mexico Bank, Wild Wild West Rodeo will be held June 8, 9 & 10 with Casper Baca Rodeo Company at the Southwest Horseman's Arena in Silver City, New Mexico.

Tickets go on sale Monday, June 5 at Circle Heart Western Wear in Silver City and Circle S Western Emporium in Deming. Tickets will be $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Gates open at 5 pm with the performances starting at 7 pm.

Thursday Night Wild Wild West Bull Fest Sponsor – W & N Enterprises

Friday Night Full Rodeo Sponsor –  Snappy Mart and The Brown Boys at Werner Tire

Saturday Night Full Rodeo Sponsor – Freeport McMoRan and First Financial Credit Union

For more information find the Wild Wild West Rodeo on Facebook or at www.wildwildwestrodeo.com 

Jacob Bennett Chapter of the DAR Founders day Celebration June 10, 2023

The Jacob Bennett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating the 120th anniversary of the founding of the chapter in Silver City on June 10, 1903 at the Fort Bayard Theater starting at 10:30 AM with the doors opening. The program will start at 11:00, the luncheon is at Noon and a tour of the Fort Bayard Museum is at 1:00 PM. If you can attend this event please contact Lucy Whitmarsh, Jacob Bennett Chapter Vice Regent at whitmarshlucy@gmail.com or 575-574-8394.

The history of the Jacob Bennett Chapter is that Jennette Amelia Ashenfelter was the Organizing Regent. There were seventeen Charter Members, six of whom were descendants of Jacob Bennett, a private from the state of New York, who served in the Revolutionary War. 

In 1905 the chapter purchased a vacant lot for back taxes on College Avenue in Silver City and developed a public park where trees were planted and a flag pole erected. Logs from three of the first log cabins built in Silver City were donated to the chapter. It was hoped that a building for the chapter could be constructed at the park using the logs but the logs were stolen and the dream was never realized. The College Street Plaza currently occupies the park once owned and maintained by the Jacob Bennett Chapter members.

Currently the Jacob Bennett Chapter members are involved with numerous community service projects. Members participate in the “Toss No Mas” trash collection program, visit with veterans in the Veterans Wing at Fort Bayard Medical Center, participate in the July 4th Parade, the Memorial Day Ceremony and Wreaths Across America at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. 

During the first half of 2023 the chapter members recognized the local Vietnam Veterans with the presentation of a flag, certificate and pins for Vietnam War Veterans, and had an education outreach table at the New Mexico Historical Society History Conference, Armed Forces Day Celebration and the Earth Day Celebration. 

Members also continue to work to educate the public about the United States Constitution by celebrating Constitution Week. In addition the Good Citizen Chapter Chair coordinates the Daughter of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award that is presented annually to an outstanding High School Senior. 

At the June 10, 2023 Founders Day Celebration, the Jacob Bennett Chapter will honor the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society and the Village of Santa Clara for their contribution to Historic Preservation with their involvement with the Fort Bayard Museum renovations.

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