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An Invitation to the 10th Natural History of the Gila Symposium

The 10th Biennial Natural History of the Gila Symposium artists, and in 2024 serves as a gathering for researchers, land managers, conservationists, educators to trade insights and ideas received from the Gila Region, encompassing the watersheds and adjacent areas in southwestern New Mexico, southeastern Arizona, and northern Mexico. This year's Symposium holds significance as it kicks off the opening of the Gila Centennial, commemorating 100 years of the wilderness idea in the United States.  The Symposium will present previously undiscovered facets of the Gila's history, and make contributions to the comprehension of its legacy. 

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Documentary Film Learning Wild at the Silco Theater!

LearningWildSunday February 11
Learning Wild Premiere
Documentary Film
Silco Theater
Introductions by President Shepard
11 AM
Free and open to public!

Natural Curiosity and KNME organized a free premier screening of "Learning Wild", a PBS documentary about our Wild Semester and the effort to save it through the creation of the nonprofit,  Natural Curiosity, and the purchase of the Hermosa ghost town from Ted Turner.  Premier is on Sunday, the 11th of February, at 11:00 AM in the Silco theater. Doors open at 10:30 AM. There will be a question and answer session with Dr. Travis Perry, President of Natural Curiosity, and some of the Natural Curiosity board members and staff afterward. The Silco Theater in Silver City has been chosen as a premier location for the film given the extraordinary support shown by the Silver City community and the hoped-for future collaboration with WNMU. Admission is free, first come, first served, no sign up required. 

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Celebrate Love Local in Downtown Silver City

Saturday, February 10

SILVER CITY, NM — The Silver City MainStreet Project is excited to announce Love Local on February 10. Sixteen local eateries and retail shops in Historic Downtown Silver City are participating with deals, discounts, and drawings on Saturday, February 10.Love Local is the Silver City MainStreet Project's shop local campaign that is coordinated on the same day as Chocolate Fantasia and Territorial Charter Day. 

The participating businesses and promotions on February 10 are: 

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Grant County Community Concert Association - Jâca

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Tuesday February 20

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WNMU Fine Arts Theater

 Jâca is a clarinet and guitar duo that combines classical and world music to bring an adventurous, passionate, and completely original musical style to the stage. Jâca’s music reflects the versatility of their instruments, using Western Classical training as a base to combine with their diverse musical and cultural heritage.

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Fashion Show Fundraiser Provides Means to Earn Income

ValRealLifeModel from last years show. Photo credit: Val WestonThe Tapestry of Talent Fiber Art Fashion show, a fundraiser for the SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective (SWFAC) features wearable fiber art and accessories. The fiber art fashions made by members of SWFAC showcase one-of-a-kind designs constructed especially for the event. The show will be held Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 2 pm with doors opening at 1:30 pm at the historic Silco Theater located at 311 N. Bullard St. in downtown Silver City. Funds raised by the event will go to support classes, outreach to the community, and sales events.

“SWFAC was founded in 2005 to provide rural fiber artists a means to earn income, share fiber art skills with others and promote fiber art as a cottage industry. Throughout the years, we have gone to shows across the state, had a gallery, and now focus on pop-up events, our annual fiber art show and the Tapestry of Talent fashion show fundraiser,” states Colette Kelly board member. “We currently have fifty-four members and are growing. Many women are taught fiber art skills as youth and these skills now provide additional income.”

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V-Day Monologues raises money for nonprofit Rape Crisis Center

VMCastBODY TALK: On February 14, ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at WNMU’s Fine Arts Center Theatre will raise money for SRSASS.

This Valentine’s Day, WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre hosts a “one night only” production to raise money and awareness for the mission and vision of Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services.  $15 Tickets are available now online or $20 at the door on Feb. 14 @ 6:30 pm.  V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls started by author, playwright, and activist Eve Ensler. V-Day began on February 14, 1998, when the very first V-Day benefit performance of Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues took place in NYC, raising over $250k for local anti-violence groups.

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SFCC partners with Grant County

FiberOpticClass SFCC Fiber Optic TrainingSFCC partners with Grant County to offer free workforce development training

Online trainings begin on February 20, in-person training begins May 13

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Community College announces a partnership with Grant County to offer free workforce development trainings. The popular workforce trainings offered by SFCC include online sessions for a Customer Service Bootcamp (on either February 20 and June 4) and Hospitality Industry Overview Trainings (Thursdays February 22 - March 21), as well as in-person certified fiber optic training (either May 13-17 or Oct. 28-Nov. 1).

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Taste of Art set for Feb. 10, 2024 in Glenwood

DLT TasteArtArtists and visitors had a great time visiting, tasting treats and listening to live music. Photo by David Thornburg
Glenwood Woman’s Club’s Valentine event, Taste of Art (formerly Red Dessert) will be a feast for your eyes as well as your tummy. It will feature arts and crafts, authors,  live music, and homemade desserts and appetizers.

Check it out Saturday Feb. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Glenwood Community Center, 14 Menges Lane off Highway 180 in downtown Glenwood.

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