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Silver City Museum Presents the Territorial Charter Ball

Celebrate the founding of Silver City!

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Virus Theater presents Romeo & Juliet, live at the El Sol Theater!

romeoposterThis fall and winter, Virus Theater held a theater performance and tech workshop for our community’s teens, which will culminate in a performance of Romeo & Juliet at the theater company’s home, the El Sol Theater, located at 406 N Bullard St in downtown Silver City, in late January and early February 2023.

Involved teens gave input and elbow grease to the processes of designing and constructing the play’s sets and costumes, using and developing an aesthetic design mashup of the Renaissance meets the 1980s. 

The performing team of teens and a few adults worked together to make sense of the Shakespearean language and themes of the story, aiming to make the classical language understandable and to find physical and emotional ways to express the themes so that the story speaks to universal human experiences.

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Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic Saturday April 1, 2023

This event is sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association 

Gather up your family and friends and come to Glenwood and join us for the 17th Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic.  In 2022 we were joined by 168 people and many smiles as the pandemic eased. This is an outdoor event in plenty of wind. For the benefit of yourself and for others, please take note of whatever safe-health practice guidelines are current in April. There is plenty of space to celebrate the wind without fences to tangle your kite strings, and room to park for your tailgate picnic. While you are here and for a completely different experience, walk one or all six of the labyrinths and a maze across the road at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. For the fourth time we hope to be sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association so have joined the international world of kitefliers.

TIME:  12 noon – 5pm on Saturday April 1, 2023. 

PLACE: Across the road from Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths located at 355 Bursum Road. Second house on the left after mile marker 3 on NM 159 off Hwy 180, between Glenwood and Alma, NM 88039.  GPS 33.3765, -108.852 

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GCCCA presents Sail On! The Beach Boys Tribute band January 17, 2023

The Grant County Community Concert Association presents Sail On! The Beach Boys Tribute band who brings a young look and authentic sound reminiscent of the original Beach Boys during the prime of their career. Performing all of the classic hits, plus some treasures from the brilliant extended catalog, Sail On faithfully recreates the timeless songs of surfing, cruising, dancing, and dreaming for all ages. The group's harmonies capture the sound of the iconic band and transport the audience to the beach for an evening of memories and Fun, Fun, Fun!

The Adult ticket price is $20. As always children up to age 17 who are accompanied by an adult ticket holder are admitted free of charge.

Further information and individual tickets can be purchased online at www.gcconcerts.org as well as in the lobby at the time of the concert or by calling (575) 538-5862. Single concert tickets can also be purchased in advance at the Pink Store on Bullard.

Tickets Available for Virus Theater’s Production of Romeo & Juliet

Virus Theater’s production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet opens on Friday, January 27, 2023, and advance tickets are now available Monday through Friday, 12-4pm at the Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery at 200 N Bullard St in Silver City.

Romeo and Juliet will be performed January 27, 28, and 29, and February 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2023. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows are at 7pm, and Sunday shows are at 2pm. 

Tickets can also be purchased at the door for that night of the play, or for a future performance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. 

Experience Silver City’s 2023 Chocolate Fantasia, The Chocolate Factory

Silver City, NM – January 4, 2023 – The Mimbres Region Arts Council presents Chocolate Fantasia on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 11am to 4pm. It is coming back with some changes that will keep public health a priority, and create a new experience for the community and business owners.

All the chocolates will be served at one main downtown site called The Chocolate Factory located at The Hub Plaza, 601 N. Bullard Street. This will allow quality and health standards to be more efficiently monitored.  

There will be a new fun activity called “The Golden Ticket.” Businesses will have chocolate bars, some with golden tickets, to sell to people wanting to try their luck to get a Golden Ticket which can be redeemed at The Chocolate Factory for prizes valued at $50. To add to the excitement “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be shown at the Silco! And there will be costumed characters and music throughout the town. 

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Fort Bayard Historical Group Announces Winter Film Series

The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society is pleased to announce the schedule for its Winter Film Series, at the Santa Clara Armory. The series is entitled “How the West Was Fun”, and will feature movies made between the 1930s and the early 21st century. Most of the films are comedies, but the series will kick off with classic “B” Westerns, featuring singing cowboys and Hollywood good guys such as Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger. The series will run every Thursday evening beginning on January 12,and concluding on March 23. Doors at the Armory will open at 6 pm, with screening at 6:30.  Admission is free, donations are welcome. For more information contact Doug Dinwiddie at 575-388-4862.

Series Schedule

Jan. 12       “Hopalong Cassidy” and “Hopalong Cassidy Returns” starring William Boyd

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Silver City Woman's Club 2022 Sweet Sale

After a three year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Silver City Woman’s Club will be holding their annual Sweet Sale fundraiser on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 9 am to 2 pm at the historic clubhouse on 411 Silver Heights Blvd in Silver City. Homemade goodies, gift baskets, See’s Candies, a cookie walk, handcrafted items, and more will be available.  

All proceeds from this event help to support the Club’s many projects that support women, children, veterans, and the elderly in our community. The local Club has been in existence for 113 years and is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

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