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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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A Night of Music Benefit at Light Hall

WNMU's Light Hall at February 17, 2024, 7PM to benefit the Silver City Rotary Club Foundation and the GRMC Foundation.

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Experience Silver City’s 2024 Chocolate Fantasia, XOCOLATL: Mayan Chocolate

 The Mimbres Region Arts Council presents Chocolate Fantasia, XOCOLATL: Mayan Chocolate, on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 11am to 4pm.

Saturday tickets are $25. Savor your chocolates and enjoy the music of Angelica Padilla and one-man band Flicker.  

This year we are excited to add a Friday night event at the Little Toad Brewery and Distillery: $55 gets you a flight of Desserts, Chocotorta, Mini Taco Salad Bowls, and a flight of alcohol pairing, with The Illusion band playing and Full access to the event on Saturday. 

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Lost, Found, and Snowbound at El Sol Theater

LIVE THEATER at El Sol Theater
January 26 - February 4

Virus Theater Presents: "Lost, Found, and Snowbound" - A Melodrama of Invention, Inheritance, and Interdimensional Vortices

This weekend's shows  (February 4, 5, 6 - have been postponed...NEW SHOW DATES Friday February 16 @7pmSaturday February 17 @3pm & 7pmSunday February 18 @2pm

Friday February 16 canceled due to--We had to have a last minute change up in our casting of the play. To allow our actors time to rehearse and give their best performances, we will have a Dress Rehearsal Friday night instead of the show. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to come to our shows on Saturday at 3pm & 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm.If you absolutely can’t make it, or were planning for Friday night, please come to our dress rehearsal Friday night at 7:15pm. Thank you for your understanding and support. The show must go on!

Silver City, New Mexico, January 22 – Virus Theater invites audiences to embark on a unique theatrical journey with their latest production, running from January 26 to February 4.

About the Production: "Lost, Found, and Snowbound" is an original melodrama that plays with traditional Western elements, throwing in unexpected twists with elements from the 1960s and science fiction. The show, a product of a three-month workshop with local high school students, features a dynamic mix of song and dance, eccentric inventions, clever banter, and perils aplenty…. And of course, popcorn throwing! 

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Music of the West African kora comes to Silver City

SeanGaskellThe performance will  take place at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave. in Silver City, NM on Friday, February 9th,  2024 at 4pm. This concert is free to the public thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Library!

Sean Gaskell features songs on the kora- a 21 stringed West African harp. As a student of the instrument, he studied under the instruction of two musicians at their home in Brikama, Gambia,  over multiple extensive visits.  The kora is traditionally played by oral historians known as Griots.  Many songs featured on the kora preserve an 800 year history dating back to the founding of the Mande empire. Gaskell has presented adult, youth and family programs at over 350 libraries and a multitude of k-12 schools, colleges, universities and assisted living facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Website- www.seangaskell.com

Event Contact: Lillian Galloway, lgalloway@silvercitypubliclibrary.org , 575-538-3672

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