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Wreaths Across America placement on Friday Dec. 16, 2022

for mary 1Photo of some of the Fort Bayard National Cemetery wreaths from 2021. Photo Courtesy of Rob Narvaez.

Wreath placement at Fort Bayard National Cemetery is planned for this Friday, December 16. Special requests will occur at 2 pm. The remaining wreaths will be placed at 2:30 and volunteers are invited to help with this activity. Due to ongoing construction within the cemetery, no vehicles will be allowed inside the gates. Please park outside the cemetery.

In order to pay respect to each veteran receiving a wreath, the placer says the name on that individual marker and thanks him/her for their service as the wreath is leaned into the marker, bow on top.

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1st Armored Division Band Soldiers’ Holiday Recollections concert

1st ad band singerThe Grant County Community Concert Association and American Legion Post 18 present the return of the 1st Armored Division Band for "Soldiers’ Holiday Recollections" a multi-media concert. They will perform a variety of seasonal favorites including "Most Wonderful Time of the Year", "Night Before Christmas", "I’ll be Home for Christmas", "Feliz Navidad" and many others.The "Old Ironsides" Band has served with distinction around the world since its formation in 1943, and are one of the premier military bands in the country. They have performed for troops and dignitaries embodying their motto "Performance with Pride".  They have been stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso since 2011 and we are honored to have them come to Silver City to share their talent.

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Glenwood Library Book & Bake Sale set for Saturday, December 10, 2022

Glenwood Community Library’s annual Book & Bake Sale is set for Saturday Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glenwood Community Center, 14 Menges Lane, Glenwood.

For sale will be books of all kinds for all ages, plus audio books, DVDs and CDs. Also featured are baked goods and homemade goodies galore! There are no set prices. Everything is by donation.

To add to the holiday atmosphere, local musicians Anna Blomfield and Jeff Ray, Kelly Cranston, and Bob Robinson will perform.

The event is a major fundraiser for the library and its programs. Proceeds keep our Library growing.

Anyone who would like to contribute sweet or savory baked goods and treats can drop them off between 8 and 9:30 a.m. on the day of the sale.

Proceeds benefit the library collection, programs and services.

Silver City Museum Celebrates "Victorian Christmas and More" Saturday, December 10

Silver City -- The Silver City Museum's beloved Christmas holiday tradition, Victorian Christmas, is expanding this year to better reflect the desert Southwest and the region's rich cultural diversity. The holiday celebration, now known as “Victorian Christmas and More” takes place from 11 am to 3 pm, Saturday, December 10. 

"We are expanding this holiday celebration to reflect the entirety of Grant County's rich, cultural diversity and history," said Bart Roselli, museum director. "We've seen many different themes over the years, especially in keeping with the period of our building’s original construction, but now we want to explore the holiday traditions of all Grant County residents." 

The revamped holiday festival features a wide variety of musical acts in the courtyard, including mariachi singer Angelica Padilla, the Big Ditch Crickets, a community dance band that plays traditional folk music from New Mexico and around the world, the duo Celtic Rose, singing melodic ballads and folk songs, and the Silver Chorale will ignite the holiday spirit with Christmas carols. Cowboy poet Stuart Hooker will read some of his original works and the Silver City Community Theater will also perform. 

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Silver Chorale Christmas Concert December 3 and 4, 2022

choraleSilver Chorale 2019 Christmas Concert members and in forefront Director Bryce Wooton.Silver Chorale and its now 33 members will perform a variety of sacred, Christmas and jazzy musical selections on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:00pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapel in Santa Clara, NM.  Their second concert will be performed at the Calvary Chapel of Silver  City at 3:00 pm on Sunday December 4, 2022.  Five members were chosen to to be a quintet that will also perform several special numbers.  Just some of the songs:  "I Wonder as I Wander," "Here We Come a Caroling," "Do You Hear What I Hear?," as well as their resident: Grinch: Jim Rowan, performing "You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch."  

"The concert is free to the public, although we are a non-profit organization, and we graciously accept donations,” said a chorale board member.  For any other information, call 575-654-1976. 

Mariachi Christmas Spectacular December 16, 2022

Fine Arts Center Theatre  

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Purchase tickets at wnmu.edu/culture.

Mariachi Plata de WNMU will perform live with Ballet Folklorico Paso Del Norte.

Holiday Artisan Market December 3 and 4, 2022

An annual event for the last 8 years will be held again on the weekend of December 3 and 4, 2022. The Holiday Artisan Market will be at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center next to Ace Hardware on Hwy. 180 East.

Hours will be 10 – 4 on Saturday and 11 to 3 on Sunday.

The show has more than 30 quality local artists participating in a wide range of mediums. Types of fine arts and crafts include painters, jewelers, weavers, gourd artists, crocheted items, knitters, leatherworkers, photography, pottery, wood workers, fused glass, wood carvers, fiber art and garment makers. Some are award winners in their categories.

Included in this year’s lineup is Ann Alexander of La Bella Terra Art, Ann Shea-Smith from Huisache Designs, Blythe Whitley, Deborah Hutchings from Artful Things,  Donny Foley with Four Directions Weaving, Fleda Lawyer of Fleda Fused Glass, Gay Scheibl of Gay Scheibl Art, George Austin of Silver Imaging, George Thompson of Segmented Wood Turning, John and Linda Rokosz from Ruckus Ridge, Julie Bailey Jewelry, Kate Brown Pottery, Kenneth Hadlock of Art by KGH, Kim Muller of Burro Mountain Studio, Kimberley Sellon of Feather Tree.

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SCCT Winter Gala December 16, 2022

Donations Requested!

Silver City Community Theater is sponsoring a Spring Youth Drama Camp on March 13-17, 2023. It will allow children from ages 6 to 11 to explore theater in a safe and fun environment. The Camp will be led by SCCT Artistic Director Wendy Spurgeon.

Anything you can offer in the way of prizes or donations will be greatly appreciated and will be used to offset the costs of teachers and the Camp.

How will we do it? With your much needed help, will be hosting a fundraiser/Winter Gala dinner at the Murray Hotel, 200 W. Broadway in Silver City, on Friday, December 16, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. This private, ticketed event will include dinner, beer, wine, and entertainment galore, featuring actors from several local community theater groups!

We will use an auction and a separate balloon-pop to distribute your generously donated prizes. Examples of potential donations include:

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