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April  2014
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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
10:00 am
Sip and Shop

La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery will be hosting Local Artists and Releasing some their Signature Wines Golden Muscat and Born in Space. There will be food and live music! Join us on Saturday April 26th 10am-6pm for this Exciting Event! There will also be Energy Art, Carrie Gurule will be providing 20 minute Energy Medicine Sessions to help relax and rejuvenate!
Location: La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery
Phone: (505)238-6252

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Apr 26
10:00 am
Special Spring Art Show at La Esperanza Vineyards

Make the short drive to La Esperanza Vineyards and experience the heart labor of local artists, local food, local musicians, and your local winemakers. Driving Directions: >From Silver City - drive on Hwy 180 east about 6.0 miles to Hwy 152. Turn left (going north/northeast) for 15.5 miles to Hwy 61. Turn right (going south) for about 5.6 miles to Royal John Mine Road. Turn Left (going East) across the Mimbres River for about a city block to DeLaO. Turn left (going north) and go about one mile to La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery which is located at the end of the road to your right.
Location: La Esperanza Vineyards
Phone: (575) 259-9523

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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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Apr 30
4:30 pm
Aldo Leopold Charter School Internship Showcase

Come join the Aldo Leopold Charter School community at its Internship Showcase on Wednesday, April 30, from 4:30-6:00 p.m.! The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Attending the Internship Showcase is a great way to learn about the school which includes grades 6-12. ALCS is a public school and open to all residents of New Mexico. Those interested in attending ALCS for the Fall 2014 Semester need to fill out an application, available at the school. The next lottery is May 9th with a deadline of applications at the school no later than 4:00 pm on May 8.
Phone: (575) 313-0746
Apr 30
4:30 pm
A Glimpse into WNMU Museum's Future

A glimpse into the Future: In Memory of Dick Rhoades and David Hinton. Take a look into the future of the WNMU Museum with a visit to our soon-to-be-open Visible Collections Area. The new Visible Collections Area will give visitors an opportunity to see collections not on interpretive display on the Main Floor. Contributions made to the WNMU Museum Non-Endowed Account in memory of Dick Rhoades or to the Margaret R. Hinton NAN Ranch Collection research Fund in memory of Dick Hinton can be made via check or credit card to the WNMU Foundation, PO Box 1158, Silver City, NM 88062, or by phone at (575) 538-6310. Please note the account when making a donation. Sponsored by ASWNMU, WNMU Museum, Ross Hinton, Richard (Dick) & June Rhoades, David and Margaret Ann (Hinton) Hampton, and Dr. Harry Shafer and Dr. Molly Shafer. With special thanks to legislators Sen. Howie C. Morales and representative Rudy S. Martinez.
Location: WNMU Museum, Fleming Hall
Phone: (575) 538-6310

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