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“The College Tour: Mustang Edition”

CollegeTourSeries host Alex Boylan (center) stands with a group of Mustangs during filming of “The College Tour: Mustang Edition,” Nov. 10, 2023. The episode will premiere on campus Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 6:30 PM.WNMU to Host the World Premiere of “The College Tour: Mustang Edition”

Western New Mexico University will be hosting the premiere of an episode of the Amazon Prime TV series “The College Tour,” filmed entirely in southwestern New Mexico and showcasing the WNMU campus, the town of Silver City, and the Gila National Forest. WNMU is the first university in New Mexico to be featured on the series, which is hosted by Alex Boylan.

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It's Wickedly Funny!! Mark Your Calendar!!

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

Hotel-Dinner-Theatre Package available

At El Sol Theater, downtown Silver City, NM

Info & Tickets: https://www.silvercitycommunitytheater.com

See Flyer below:

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The Actrix Studio LLC Launches with Spring Break Drama Camps

AnaOnSetAna Trinidad on SetGiving local families a break with mixed up fairy tales and Shakespeare for kids.

SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO, February,  — “Spring Break Drama Camps return this year for students grades 1-12,” says local performing arts teacher, Wendy Spurgeon. “Last year a group of 12 elementary school aged students participated in a week of practicing acting and stagecraft, culminating in a final presentation for parents called, ‘Around the World in Stories’.  Natalia, a 4th grader from Stout Elementary told her teacher, ‘I can’t wait for the next drama camp!  I really think acting is my thing.’” 

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100 kites for 100 years

2024 is the 100-year anniversary of the Gila Wilderness, the first designated Wilderness area in the United States.   

Celebrate with us on Saturday 6th April by flying a kite against the backdrop of these time-honored mountains. Since time immemorial, the Greater Gila has been the homeland of the Chiricahua Apache people, who call it Nde Benah.

See pdf flyer below:

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GC Archaeological Society fundraiser

ButterflyMaidenWednesday, March 20, 2024, 5:00PM (Mountain Daylight Saving Time, 4:00PM Arizona Time): the Grant County Archaeological Society (GCAS) transforms our regular monthly meeting into a special hybrid in-person and online Zoom event to be held at the Western New Mexico University Museum at Fleming Hall in support of their curation of the Museum's historic documents and photo archives.

Our Featured Speaker is historian, award-winning author, and GCAS member Carolyn O’Bagy Davis. Carolyn, a fourth-generation descendant of Utah pioneers, has written 16 books on topics ranging from the history of archaeology to Southwestern history to quilting. Her book Hopi Summer was selected as OneBookArizona for 2011, and Desert Trader: The Life and Quilts of Goldie Tracy Richmond, was named one of the Best Books of the Southwest 2012.

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President’s Chamber Music Series: The Moanin’ Frogs

Moanin Frogs

March 5th, 7pm

Light Hall Theater

$15

Bending genres and uplifting spirits, The Moanin’ Frogs offer an electrifying approach to chamber music. Conservatory trained and entertainment minded, their dynamic and technically precise performances of classical, ragtime, jazz, and pop delight fans across the world.

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Light Art Space - Restoring the Pitchfork Ranch

PitchforkWindmillLight Art Space is pleased to present the book launch of Restoring the Pitchfork Ranch, by local writer A.T. Cole. (University of Arizona Press).

The event takes place this Sunday February 18th from 1 – 3 pm at Light Art Space in downtown Silver City. (209 West Broadway, across from the Murray Hotel)

A.T will read passages from the book and answer questions. Signed books will be available for purchase.

As a special treat, local artist David Wait, will present woodcut prints that appear in the book, along with original wood cut blocks. Prints will be available for purchase.

Restoring the Pitchfork Ranch tells the story of a decades-long habitat restoration project in southwestern New Mexico. A. Thomas Cole explains what inspired him and his wife, Lucinda, to turn their retirement into years dedicated to hard work and renewal. The book shares the past and present history of a very special ranch south of Silver City, which is home to a rare type of regional wetland, a fragile desert grassland ecosystem, archaeological sites, and a critical wildlife corridor in a drought-stricken landscape.

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Virus Theater’s Winter Ball

Saturday, February 24th 7-11pm
at The Buckhorn Opera House Music by Rhythm Mystic 7-9pm & 
DJ Mad Z 9-11pm street tacos by the Buckhorn  

all are welcome - no cover - in gratitude to our community

See pdf flyer below:

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