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Order form added: Annual Wreaths Across America for 2022 is underway

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The annual Wreaths Across America program for Fort Bayard National Cemetery is underway for 2022. Members of the Grant County community are invited to remember and honor veterans buried at the cemetery during the Christmas holiday season. This year's Remembrance Ceremony will take place on December 17. Wreath placing will be held during the afternoon of December 16. Order form is below:

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St. Francis Newman Center announces fundraiser fun day 100222

St. Francis Newman Center will hold a fundraiser fun day and lunch on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. With no Mass held at the church that morning, Mass will take place at 10 a.m. at the venue in Gough Park. Tickets for lunch cost $12 and will feature brisket and the fixings.

For more information see the flyer below:

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October Events at the Silver City Public Library

The Silver City Public Library offers children's and teen events during the month of October 2022.

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GCCCA presents a classical cello and piano duo

ilyayakushevthomasmesaphoto3The Grant County Community Concert Association second concert of its 2022-23 season is on Saturday. Sept 17, at 7:00 PM staring the classical duo of pianist Ilya Yakushev and cellist Thomas Mesa in the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater. 

The Mesa-Yakushev Duo is Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa, and Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev. The duo’s career was launched in part by their extremely successful showcase for presenters at Weill/Carnegie Recital Hall, the result of winning APAP’s highly competitive 2017 Young Performers Career Advancement audition. Ilya is known for his musical pyrotechnics on the piano and Thomas is heralded as one of the most charismatic and engaging cellists of his generation. Classical duo at its best.The Adult ticket price is $20. Children to age 17 who are accompanied by an adult ticket holder are admitted free of charge. The best deal is to get a Season Subscription, $60 for the remaining 5 concerts.

Further information, individual tickets, and season subscriptions 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.

Silver City Day of the Dead Parade November 1, 2022

img 0774Silver City loves a parade! And one of the most memorable ones of the year is coming November 1. The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a time of joyful celebration and remembrance of those friends and loved ones passed before.  The parade for this year’s event is just coming together and everyone is invited to participate! 

This is a “ people powered” parade with no motorized vehicles and live music only. Entries may be funny, solemn, outrageous, beautiful as long as the dead are honored, it is family-friendly and focused on Day of the Dead themes.

If your creativity is needing a boost, plan to come to one of our Idea Workshops where you can have your questions answered, see photos of past entries, and get some tips and techniques for putting together your unique entry! Silver City Dia de los Muerotos / Facebook has more information. 

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Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective’s Holiday Fiber Arts Sale moves to October and a new location

The annual Holiday Fiber Arts Sale has a new date and location!  This free annual event sponsored by Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective (SWFAC) will now be held Saturday and Sunday, October 8 from 11 am to 7 pm and October 9 from 10 am to 4 pm in the ballroom of the Murray Hotel in Downtown Silver City. 

The new date and location was in response to members voting to join the Silver City Art Association and the Weekend at the Galleries event. “It is a win-win for us. We can support the Weekend at the Galleries by offering another show downtown and we get to build upon a successful event”, states Ali Rudolf, board secretary of SWFAC.

The work of more than 20 fiber artists showing this year will include quilts, socks, sweaters, hats, gloves, totes, rugs, scarves, purses, wall hangings, greeting cards, toys, tableware, wood crafted fiber tools, among a multitude of other handcrafted fiber items. The wide range of fiber mediums encompassed in this sale are knitting, weaving, felting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, painting, dying, and sewing.

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El Refugio, Inc.’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation October 3, 2022

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El Refugio, Inc.’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Proclamation

October 3, 2022

                               9:00 a.m. – Woman’s Club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd.

Welcome                                                 Board President, Teresa Beltran

Opening Prayer                                      Pastor Cory Landers

Purpose & Introduction                        Executive Director, Rachel Sierra

Opening Song                                        Rosemary Farrell                                                                                                            

Reading of Proclamation                     GC Board Chair Commissioner, Chris Ponce   

Survivor Testimony                                 Laura Jeys

                                                                    Dolores Charon

Lighting of the Candle Ceremony        (strumming of guitar)

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Astronomy Friends of The Parks announces 2022 fall-winter and 2023 spring programs

City of Rocks State Park and Rockhound State Park in conjunction with the Astronomy Friends of The Parks announce the '22 fall/winter and '23 Spring astronomy program schedule.

Weather permitting, about 20 minutes after sunset, a laser guided tour is given on the highlights of that evening sky. Followed by visual observations with telescopes with assistance from members of the park friends, lasting approximately 2 hours.

City of Rocks programs are given at the Orion group campsite. The Gene & Elizabeth Simon Observatory located at the campsite further compliments the setting.
Rockhound programs are given at the viewing patio, just west of the Visitors' Center.

Both parks have a uniqueness and wonder.

These are New Mexico State Park venues. Please follow and adhere to their rules and regulations. Please check for status/weather and alerts before attending. Pass fees will apply.

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