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image001 1Local saddler John Andrews with his tools and leatherwork. Andrews Custom Saddles will be donating materials for a leather valentine workshop this Saturday, February 1 from 1-3pm at the Museum Annex. This Saturday, February 1, from 1-3pm in the Silver City Museum Annex, participants can learn the craft of leather-working and get prepared for Valentine’s Day! Kids and adults alike express their love to someone special by using leatherwork to make a durable, decorative valentine that will last a lot longer than cards or candy.

Participants in this family-friendly activity will be provided materials and guided through the process of creating a personalized leather heart. Then they can join Interim Educator Erin Griffith on a tour of the leather-related portions of the Ranching in Grant County exhibit, which include the “Silver City-style” saddles by famous local saddle-maker Adolphus Dockery Seitzler.

Saturday, April 18, 10am – 2pm, in Gough Park

flowerIndi Blake of the Silver City Watershed Keepers introduced children to Flower the Tortoise at Gila Earth Day 2019. This year’s Gila Earth Day 2020 will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Gough Park in Silver City. In 1970, the first Earth Day event galvanized 20 million Americans to demand that our nation protect our environment. Earth Day 1970 birthed the modern environmental movement that led to establishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and passage of the first federal Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, bedrock environmental laws that protect our nation’s water and air quality.  

20130209 126 2Marilyn and Elvis out for a stroll.Silver City photographers, Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan invite you  to the opening reception, 2 p.m. till 4 p.m., Friday January 31, for the FeVa Fotos photography exhibit at the Mimbres Region Art Council Gallery. There will be food, friends, good conversation - and a door prize!  The show is titled “Silver City is a State of Mind” and will also be available for viewing throughout the month of February during regular MRAC office hours, 9a.m.  till 4p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The MRAC office and gallery is located in the Wells Fargo Bank Building at 1201 N. Pope Street in Silver City. 

take 3Leah Metzler on cello, Lindsay Deutsch on violin and Irene Kim on piano. Light Hall Theater Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00PM.

With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-bending trio (piano, cello and violin), Take3, brings the refinement of a rigorous musical background and mixes it with rock-star charisma. Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, movie themes, or classical tunes, they bring roof-raising energy to their performances and excite audiences of all ages. With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio, TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. Known for their infectious and down to earth onstage personalities, this threesome leaves their indelible mark on captivated crowds around the country performing their arrangements of top pop hits, Americana, and classical favorites.

 dsc5365Students Will Compete in Nearly 50 Events for the Chance To Advance to State and National Contests

Silver City, NM – About 400 middle school and high school students from two dozen schools in southwest New Mexico will compete during the Southwest Regional Science Olympiad Competition at Western New Mexico University on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The defending champions from Socorro High and Socorro’s Cottonwood Valley Charter [Middle] School will be returning to defend their titles.

missyandersen promophoto3Blues/Americana Artists Missy and Heine Andersen Perform at Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Folk Series at The Buckhorn Opera House on Saturday, January 25, 2020

SILVER CITY, NM – The Mimbres Region Arts Council, in conjunction with premier sponsor Cissy McAndrew/United County Mimbres Realty, lodging sponsor Holiday Inn Express, and Gila Mimbres Community Radio announces the second concert for the 2019-2020 Indie/Folk series. Missy and Heine Andersen take the stage Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 pm at the Buckhorn Opera House, in the scenic mountain town of Pinos Altos- just a 10-minute drive from Silver City. 

maxwell photoThe Grant County Community Concert Association will host The Maxwell Quartet, Tuesday Jan 14 at 7:00 PM in the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater.  The program will include melodies from the classical masters as well as Scottish folk music.

1st Prize winner and Audience Prize winner at the Trondheim (Norway) International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, the Maxwell Quartet has been hailed for "great communication" by The Strad Magazine and as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald.

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