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Memorial Day ceremonies to take place May 29, 2023

The Memorial Day Ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, 2023, at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Phillip Torres, Fort Bayard Cemetery manager, will serve as master of ceremonies and Daniel Castillo will be the guest speaker. A joint color guard of VVA, American Legion and Marine Corps League will present and retire the Colors.

SOLD OUTSouthwest Regional Museum of Art and Art Center Benefit

SOLD OUT, but they are keeping a waiting list in case of cancellations

Silver City Premier of " The Thief Collector," a true crime docudrama centered around the theft of the Willem de Kooning painting, Woman-Ochre, from the University of Arizona Art Museum and the subsequent discovery of the painting at the home of a deceased couple in Gila. - Movie Trailer https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14361892/ 

Wednesday, June 28 at the SILCO Theater 311 North Bullard St. Silver City, NM

Reservations Required: $20 per person paid at the door, cash or check to SWRMAAC. To make a reservation send an email with the names of the attendees to victoriachick@victoriachick.com prior to June 26. A confirmation email will be sent.

Doors open at 5:30 for checkin and payment. Enjoy a complimentary small drink and popcorn at the concession. Additional items available for purchase. Seating limited to 150. "The Thief Collector" will be shown as soon as everyone is seated. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion presented by Buck, David and Rick from Manzanita Ridge who were involved in the discovery of the stolen painting and  return of the painting to the University of Arizona Art Museum.

Hi Lo Silvers Concert CORRECT location for Sunday 051423

img 6905 copy 2Hi Lo Silvers prior to concert on Friday, May 12, 2023Photos by Mary Alice Murphy taken at the Friday concert. An additional one is below.

A notice in the Desert Exposure about the Hi Lo Silvers concert on at 3 p.m. Mother's Day afternoon, Sunday, May 14, 2023, had the location incorrect.

Other outlets such as the Grant County Beat and the Silver City Daily Press have the correct location, which is the First United Methodist Church on College Ave. .

A spokeswoman said: "DE calendar says Sunday concert is at Presbyterian. Church. We will put signs on Presbyterian Church doors on Sunday after their service to alert anyone who goes there that they need to go to First United Methodist Church. And, we may start Sunday concert a few minutes late to give folks time to get to to the Methodist Church

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CLAY Festival Workshops

Featured workshops include "Embellished Stories" with George Rodriguez, the WNMU Headlining Artist at Western New Mexico University from 7/10-7/14 from 10 AM-5 PM. 

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Hi Lo Silvers to present Spring concert twice - May 12 and May 14, 2023

Hi Lo Silvers present its Spring Concert twice, on Friday, May 12 at 7 pm, and Sunday May 14, at 3 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 314 W. College Avenue in Silver City.

Nada Dates will direct the chorus who sing songs from film, standards and spirituals with piano accompaniment by Rhonda Gorog, bass by Becky Harwood, percussion by Melinda McClanahan, and harmonica by Bonnie Kelly.

Special features include "Little Eyes" and "Harmonize the World " by the Silver Ringtones quartet and a violin/piano duet by Megan and Rhonda Gorog. FREE Masks are suggested as people will be sitting near each other. Please join us. Contact: Caroline Baldwin 388 8771

Armed Forces Day Celebration May 21, 2023

The GCCCA, WNMU, and the American Legion Post 18 will host a celebration for Armed Forces Day in Bataan Memorial Park in Santa Clara. The event starts at 1:00 PM with presentations from the Ft. Bayard Historic Preservation Society, Friends of Bataan Park, and from the director of the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. The event is to honor active military personnel, Gold Star Families, veterans and all the veterans service organizations in Grant County. Following the presentations, the 1st Armored Division Band from Ft. Bliss will perform a concert entitled “As Time Goes By” starting at 2:00 PM.

The 1st Armored Division Band is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. "Old Ironsides" traces its heritage from 1943, when it was activated in the early days of World War II. To this band, however, music was often a sideline as division bands were used as infantry units during World War II. The majority of the band's time was not spent in rehearsing and performing, but in guarding supplies or headquarters installations. Throughout the decades they have been deactivated and reactivated several times, being deployed to war-torn regions around the globe including Korea, Kuwait, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo to name few.  

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Tickets are now on sale for The Silco Theater 100th Anniversary Gala!

We are featuring A Variety Show produced by Ward A Rudick and Mc'd by Ward A Rudick and Raul Turrieta!

House Band: The Brandon Perrault Quartet featuring Michele Parlee, Brandon Perrault, Peter Dahl-Bredine, and Jesse Stockman

Cast List:

Raul Turrieta

Icee Tight

Keana Huerta

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"Standing Women" at 1pm on Mother's Day, Sunday, April 14, 2023

To participate please join us at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths, Glenwood, NM

The women of Ohio call upon the women of the world to stand with them in support of a better world for all children and the seven generations beyond them. Last May hundreds of thousands of women and girls, along with the men and boys they love, in 75 countries and on all continents of the world stood together in parks, on beaches, in churches, at graduation ceremonies, in their backyards and at school yards or anyplace they could find to stand in a global wave of humanity. “We dream of a world where all children have safe drinking water, clean air to breathe, and enough food to eat. A world where they have access to a basic education to develop their minds and healthcare to nurture their growing bodies. A world where they have a warm, safe and loving place to call home. A world where they don't live in fear of violence - in their home, in their neighborhood, in their school or in their world. This is the world of which we dream. This is the cause for which we stand.”

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