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Local tourist information and events.

On Saturday, October 12, 2019,  the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site will be celebrating the 3rd annual MIMBRES HISTORY DAY.  Sponsored by the Imogen F. Wilson Education Foundation, a 501(c) 3, the museum and gift shop will be open from 10 AM – 3 PM free of charge.  

10 AM- Biscuits and coffee will be available for those who enjoy a late morning treat

10:30 -  Take a walking tour of the Mattocks Ruin with a volunteer historian

11:00 –  There will be a presentation about the two Territorial Adobe houses and the people  who lived in the houses. Hear the story, “Murder on the Mimbres”

 Saturday, October 19 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Several Very Talented Artists:

Sal & Silvia Ramirez - Great Spirit Creations

Kim Muller - Burro Mountains Arts

greg bond co starGreg Bond and co-star in The Happy Place. (Courtesy Photo)Six short plays, a mix of drama and comedy, will be presented October 12, 6 pm, at Silver City’s First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N Swan St. Three of the featured playwrights are Silver City residents: William Knuttinen, John Little, and Frost McGahey. The other playwrights are from Santa Fe, NM; Miami, FL; and Camano, WA, according to Silver City Community Theater (SCCT) President Thomas Leeper.

“We received more than 20 submissions from playwrights across the country. And, 18 actors will take the stage October 12.” said Phyllis McQuaide, SCCT Board Member and Producer of the show. “We anticipate a really fun evening! Featuring:  

dt trunk or treat2 copyTrunk or Treat, a relatively new Glenwood tradition, has become a favorite event for everyone involved. (Photo by David Thornburg)It’s that time of year again – when ghosts and goblins and princesses attend the annual Trunk or Treat event at Los Olmos Lodge in Glenwood on Halloween Oct. 31. Sponsored by Los Olmos, the event is twofold, there will be a fundraiser dinner ($10) at 5 p.m. with proceeds going to the 4th of July Fireworks fund, followed by Trunk or Treat at 6 p.m. outside the Lodge. Area residents decorate their vehicles and hand out treats to the youngsters in a fun and safe environment. Some even offer games. The Glenwood Woman’s Club is also planning a Cakewalk at the event. 

Mogollon, the area’s own Ghost Town, will be wrapping up its season the weekend of Oct. 12-13. The quaint former mining community is a fun day trip – weekends through Oct 13. The Purple Onion Cafe opens at 9 a.m., the Old Kelly Store and the Mogollon Museum open at 10 a.m. 

On Friday, October 4, 2019,   at 10 a.m. Outstanding Alumnus Mario Quintana, Outstanding Alumnus Tim Brancheau, Distinguished Alumnus George Young  will be inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame at Western New Mexico University as part of WNMU Homecoming events.

Athletic and Alumni Hall of Fame Breakfast (Pool Patio)
Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees: Ray Cross (football) and Meredith Drahota Reischl (Softball) 2007
Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees: Outstanding Alumnus Mario Quintana, Outstanding Alumnus Tim Brancheau, Distinguished Alumnus George Young

Special Honors:  Pioneering Spirit Award, Mike Rowse
Conference Champions – WNMU 1984 Baseball Team

The opening reception for the annual Silver City Art Association’s Individual Artist Show will be October 12 from 5p.m. till 7 p.m. at the Geisler Gallery AKA Common Ground ,102 W. Kelly Street, in downtown Silver City.  This is the best time to meet the artists and enjoy good food, ,good music,  good fun and great art!  The show will also be available for viewing Saturday , October 12 from 10 till 7. Sunday, October 13, from 10 till 3 and Monday, October 14, from 10 till 2 as part of the SCAA Weekend at the Galleries.  And you may also see the show during regular gallery hours through November 9.  

reddot3Galleries and Artists to showcase variety of artwork during 2019 event

Silver City, NM – September 23, 2019– RED DOT Weekend returns to galleries in historic Downtown Silver City, NM, this October 11-14, 2019. The annual event helps promote the Silver City Art Association’s mission of advancing the arts in Silver City and Grant County. 

Each October, art lovers from all over descend upon Silver City to explore special gallery exhibits and receptions in search for unique pieces. RED DOT Weekend also provides the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists at both gallery and independent exhibits and participate in several workshops over Columbus Day weekend.

img 0485Customers shop for fruit trees grafted from heirloom varieties and drought-tolerant native trees, shrubs and grasses with edible fruit, berries and seeds at Gabriel Feldman’s Honeyhawk Farm last year at the Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival. Feldman will return to the festival with his heirloom and native trees as well as the three top producing varieties of strawberries according to NMSU trials. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Lorenzo Elementary School and includes a large farmers market, three local bands, great food, a health fair, lots of arts and crafts, organized children’s activities and a Solar Cook-off, Hemp talk by author Doug Fine, a Horseshoe Tournament and Best Pie in the Mimbres Pie Contest. Find out how to cook with the sun at the Solar Cook-off at the 14th Annual Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival. Solar chefs are invited to bring their solar ovens to show off their solar cooking skills. Registration starts at 10 a.m. with judging/prizes at 1 p.m. On-going solar cooking demonstrations all day with solar cookbooks for sale and free handout on how to get started  

Enter Best Pie in the Mimbres Contest with gorgeous ceramics by local potter Kate Brown for first, second and third place winners. Bring pies to the Pie Tent before 10 a.m.  

Sign up for the Horseshoe tournament by contacting R.J. Nelson at rjriverrock@gmail.com or from 10 a.m. on festival day. Gift certificate prizes from Grant County merchants.  

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