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April  2014
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Event
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Meetings:
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Apr 16
1:00 pm
"Over 50s" Entrepreneurs Meet and Greet

Come meet other like-minded entrepreneurs or potential entrepreneurs at a casual meet and greet. Learn how the Small Business Development Center and the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce can assist you. This is a free "Meet & Greet" event for individuals 50 and over. The date is April 16 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 112 of Watts Hall located at 500 18th Street in Silver City. For more information contact Linda McArthur at (575) 538-6342 or sbdc@wnmu.edu.

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Apr 18
10:00 am
Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony for Silver City Fine Jewelers

Silver City Fine Jewelers has opened in downtown Silver City just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate the opening of this new business at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 18. Silver City Fine Jewelers is located at 401 North Bullard. You are invited to stop by and meet the owner and staff of this new jewelry store in Grant County. You can contact Silver City Fine Jewelers at (575) 388-1177.
Location: 401 North Bullard
Phone: (575) 388-1177
Apr 19
Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt in Silver City
The Kiwanis Club of Silver City is having a free Easter Egg Hunt for the fun and enjoyment of area children on Saturday, April 19, at Penny Park in Silver City. There will be separate hunts for age groups as follows: 9:30 a.m. (ages 4 and under), 10:00 a.m.(ages 5 and 6), 10:30 a.m. (ages 7 and 8), 11:00 a.m. (ages 9, 10 and 11), 11:30 a.m. (ages 12 and over). Please remember to bring your own basket. There will be 1,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes for the hunt and also free face painting and other fun activities. Easter photos of children or the family (bring grandmother too!) with the Easter Bunny will be available from 9:30 a.m. until noon for $5.00 a photo.
Location: Penny Park in Silver City
Apr 19
8:00 am
Field trip: Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society

Our monthly Field Trip will be identified in the April 10 meeting. For more information please call 575-388-2010.

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Apr 19
10:00 am
Earth Day 2014

Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday April 19th between 10 and 2. There will be vendors selling food and plants to get your Spring gardening started. There are also booths from various local organizations with helpful information on what you can do to make Silver City an even better place to live. Several musical groups will also perform in the gazebo. Also that day there will be the annual electronic waste collection and recycling drive. It will also be from 10-2 in the parking lot just South of Gough Park. Enter on 11th street by the bank drive-thru. Electronic waste is basically anything that plugs in or is battery operated. Unbroken but burned-out compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL’s) will also be collected for safe disposal. The Earth Day celebration is sponsored by the Town of Silver City Office of Sustainability, Gila Resources Information Project, the Silver City Food Coop, Gila Conservation Education Center, Guadalupe Montessori School, the WNMU Eco-sustainability Club and Lone Mountain Natives.
Location: Gough Park, in Historic Downtown
Phone: 519-8987

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Apr 22
5:30 pm
Telescope Equipment Swap Meet, Set Up, and What You Need to Know

The Silver City Astronomical Society will host its April program on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm at Bear Mountain Lodge out Cottage San. "Astronomy Equipment Swap Meet, Set-Up, and What You Need to Know to Do It (If We Know It)" are the topics. Bring your astronomy equipment of any type, including telescopes, solar observation equipment, electronic equipment and apps, and other tools used for observation and study. Anyone with an interest in astronomy, of all ages and experience levels, is welcome to come to observe, bring your own equipment, get help with setting it up, to or sell swap astronomy equipment, or just come to ask questions. Members of the Silver City Astronomical Society will be present.
Location: Bear Mountain Lodge

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Apr 23
Continental Divide Trail Gateway Community celebration
Silver City will be the first community in the United States to be designated as a Gateway Community along the Continental Divide Trail. There will be a "designation celebration" at the Visitors Center in Silver City on Wednesday - April 23. To be the very first city to become a "gateway community" along this National Historic Trail is truly an honor. More information will be distributed very soon about this celebration event... and you will hear about some very special military veterans that will be taking part in this exciting community celebration.
Location: Visitors Center in Silver City
Apr 23
3:00 pm
Complimentary health screenings

The Health Mart Healthy Living Tour is a national awareness campaign focused on helping people better understand the role of independent pharmacists as community healthcare providers. At each tour visit, we provide complimentary blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, waist circumference, body composition and total cholesterol screenings as well as HbA1C tests to pharmacy patrons and community members.
Location: 1308 Silver Heights Blvd Silver City, NM
Phone: (575) 388-1579

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Apr 24
2:00 pm
Book Signing: "African American History in New Mexico"

With author Bruce Glasrud. 2 pm at the Silver City Museum.
Apr 25
2:00 pm
Silver City Museum Volunteer Social

Volunteer Social, 2 pm at the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway. Come and meet volunteers and learn about how you can be involved!
Apr 26
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Apr 27
Shakespeare Ghost Town reenactments and living history
Shakespeare Ghost Town presents reenactments and living history performed for both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tours on Saturday April 26 and Sunday April 27. Military Committee Friends of Fort Selden will be dressed in authentic army uniforms of the 1870's and will perform Cannon Firing Demonstrations. There will be "Gunfights of the Old West" by the Paso Del Norte Pistoleros. Hopper Shannon, historical blacksmith, will be at work in the Shakespeare Blacksmith Shop. His wares will be for sale. See the Jim Emanuel Western Collection. This is a valuable collection the of guns that won the west, antique and commemorative models, along with saddles and western gear. You can tour seven buildings: Butterfield Stage Station, Grant House Saloon, Stratford Hotel, Old Mail Station, Powder Magazine, Assay Office, Blacksmith Shop and other points of interest. Be sure to take a camera. Admission will be $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 6 through 12. Shakespeare Ghost Town is 2-1/2 miles south of Lordsburg off Main Street. For more information call or check out the Shakespeare Ghost Town website at http://shakespeareghostown.com/.
Phone: 575-542-9034

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Apr 26
9:00 am
"Playful Gardens" mural project

The Town of Silver City and the Mimbres Region Arts Council invite families and children to participate in the "2014 Comcast Cares Day Mural Project" at the Silver City Recreation Center, 1016 N. Silver St., Silver City, NM 88061. The project theme is named "Playful Gardens" and will depict silhouettes of children and activities that take place on the playground of the Recreation Center. Silhouettes will be made in advance in the schools and the public will make the clay flowers on the day of the event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, please call Mimbres Region Arts Council at 538-2505 or visit their website at http://mimbresarts.org.
Location: Silver City Recreation Center, 1016 N. Silver St., from 9 am to 4 pm
Phone: 575-538-2505

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Apr 26
12:00 pm
Parece Que Fue Ayer: Grant County Chicano Music Project Gallery Talk

with Patricia Cano. 12 noon to 1 pm at the Silver City Museum.
Apr 26
3:30 pm
Educational Walkabout on Wildfire Risk

Participate in an educational walkabout on wildfire risk around property, April 26 at 3:30 pm, at Bear Mountain Lodge. This is an informational meeting only and will include insights on wildfire behavior and this year's fire season. Representatives from the Silver City Fire Department, NM Forestry and the US Forest Service will be there (unless required by an active fire).
Location: 60 Bear Mountain Ranch Rd. Silver City

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Apr 30
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May 4
Tour of the Gila Powered by SRAM
Silver City's fantastic Tour of the Gila bicycle race brings some of the biggest names in cycling to southwest New Mexico for five days of men's and women's competition, including the blistering Downtown Silver City Criterium -- right in the heart of Historic Downtown Silver City! Races begin on Wednesday, April 30, and end Sunday, May 04, with the exception of Master Men B, Men 4 and Women 3, 4, which begin on Thursday May 1, 2014.
Location: Locations through Grant and Catron counties
Phone: 575.590.2612

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  Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1028 Silver City, NM 88062

3130 HWY 180 E, Suite C [MAP]
Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 538-3785
(800) 548-9378