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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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REVISED: Grant County Fair schedule for Sept. 21-25, 2022

The Grant County Fair schedule for Sept. 21-25  is added below

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Fifteenth Annual Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival

The Mimbres Valley Health Action League presents the 15th Annual Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm at the San Lorenzo Elementary School, 2655 NM-35 in Mimbres, New Mexico.

The festival is a celebration of the bountiful crops produced in the Mimbres Valley. It is an opportunity for a community-wide gathering to participate in a variety of fun activities including:

  • Farmers' Market – local growers will be selling fresh and preserved produce.
  • Arts & Crafts Vendors will showcase their unique creations.
  • Pie Contest will find the best pie baker in the area (full rules available on website).
  • Solar Cook-Off allows solar chefs to demonstrate cooking with the sun followed by a potluck for solar cookoff participants.
  • Children's Activities including games, hands-on archaeology activities like corn grinding, whirling a bullroarer, making a clay pot, and more!

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NM film, “Walking with Herb” set for SWWF debut in Silver City September 15, 2022

SILVER CITY, N.M. — A locally produced film, “Walking With Herb,” may be the tip of the iceberg in creating a booming movie industry in southwestern New Mexico.

The announcement came July 26 when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told the Las Cruces Sun-News about the state’s funding of a film school at Dona Ana Community College. The governor hopes this investment will help prepare students for potential careers in film and production, she said. In turn, this would enhance the appeal for movie producers to make films in our area and hire our workers, Lujan Grisham said. Plans also may include the construction of a movie sound stage in Las Cruces, the governor said.

“Walking With Herb,” stars George Lopez, Edward James Olmos and Kathleen Quinlan and will be presented in Silver City in a special showing Sept. 15 by the Southwest Word Fiesta. Filmed in Las Cruces and Artesia, “Walking with Herb” features 40 local actors and employed nearly 300 New Mexicans in backstage/background support crew. Southwest Word Fiesta’s exclusive showing will feature commentaries by the film’s author and producer/director. The showing is free to the public.

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GCCCA Season Kick-off concert August 26, 2022

bt alchemy promo photo smThe Grant County Community Concert Association is kicking off our 65th Season with the nationally recognized “Billy Townes Jazz Quartet” on Friday August 26 at the WNMU Fine Arts Theater starting at 7:00 P.M. Mr. Townes’ band is from El Paso where they are very popular and highly sought after, performing traditional jazz with contemporary sounds and rhythms. They have performed all across the USA and are often featured by YardBird Entertainment, a jazz entertainment company based in New York. Their performances are a celebration of innovative, funky and ever-evolving musical vibe.

To celebrate the start of the 2022-23 concert season the adult ticket price is only $10, half the usual price. Children up to age 17 who are accompanied by an adult ticket holder are admitted free of charge. Individual tickets for this concert can be purchased at the Pink Store on Bullard, online, or at the concert.  The best deal is to get a season subscription, if you don't already have one - just $60 for all 6 concerts.
For further information and subscription or ticket purchases go to http://www.gcconcerts.org/ or call (575) 538-5862.

La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery 13th Anniversary September 17, 2022

La Esperanza Vineyard & Winery 13th Anniversary: September 17, 2022 from 11:00am to 6:00pm 

NO Cover Charge - FREE EVENT!

Music: Brandon Perrault and Friends 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm 

Food: Doc's Mesquite Pit BBQ 

Grape Stomping from 3:30pm to 5:30pm 

$5.00 Entry Fee (Must be age 21 or older to participate) 

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Gem and Mineral Show to take place Sept. 3-5, 2022

The Grant County Rolling Stones annual Gem and Mineral show has returned and will take place Sept. 3-5 at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center. Visit https://rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com for details of programs

Some of the information can be seen in the PDF below:

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Copper Country Cruizers invite everyone to their 20th annual car show 082022

The Copper County Cruisers announce the organization's Run to Copper Country  30th annual car show at Gough Park in Silver Ciry on Saturday Aug. 20, 2022.  See the PDF below or the website at www.coppercountrycruizers.com for more information.

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