D  e  s  e  r  t     E  x  p  o  s  u  r  e  May 2006

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Wage War
The fight to raise the minimum wage moves to the local level.

Birth of the Blues
Behind the scenes of the Silver City Blues Festival.

Inside Stories
Voices from the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility.

Going with the Flow
Get your feet wet at the Gila River Festival.

Magic Flute
Las Cruces musician Randy Granger plays his way to the top.

Getaways: Strip Tease
Can you have fun in Las Vegas without gambling? You bet.



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Museums & Attractions

Silver City Museum-Tues.-Fri., 9 am.-4:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 312 W. Broadway, Silver City. 538-5921. www.silvercitymuseum.org

WNMU Museum-Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Western New Mexico University, Silver City. 538-6386. www.wnmu.edu/univ/museum.htm

Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and Custom House-Free. 301 S. Silver, Deming. 546-2383.

Las Cruces Museum of Natural History-Mon.-Thur., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Free. Southeast end of Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces. 522-3120.

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum-Tue.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Adults $4, seniors $3, students $2. 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces. 522-4100

NMSU Museum-Tue.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Free. Kent Hall, University and Solano, Las Cruces. 646-3739. www.nmsu.edu

Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art-490 N. Water St. Las Cruces. 541-2155

University Art Gallery-NMSU Williams Hall, University Ave., Las Cruces. 646-2545.

 

Grant County Weekly Events

Sundays

Archaeology Society-First Sun. of every month, field trip. 538-9254.

Bead Society-1 p.m. Location TBA. 534-9151, crmallett@yahoo .com.

Mondays

Overeaters Anonymous-6-7 p.m. 1801 Alabama St., Silver City. Contact Rita, 538-3350, or Jerry, 534-4866..

AARP Widowed Persons-Second Mondays. 11 a.m. Copper Crest Country Club. Contact Betty, 388-2619.

Al-Anon-Noon. First Presbyterian Church, 1915 Swan, Silver City. Contact Shawneen, 313-4721.

A Course in Miracles-6:30 p.m., 600 N. Hudson. Information, 534-9172 or 534-1869.

Belly Dance Class-With Zoe. 5:30-6:50 p.m. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas, 388-3910.

Tuesdays

Rotary Club-12:15 p.m. Copper Crest Country Club, Silver City. 538-3711.

Narcotics Anonymous-8 p.m. Church of Christ, 1920 Little Walnut.

Figure/Model Drawing-4-6 p.m. Contact Sam, 388-5583.

Alcoholics Anonymous-Men's group, 7 a.m. Unitarian Fellowship Hall. 3845 N. Swan. Jerry, 534-4866.

Kiwanis Club-Noon. Red Barn, 708 Silver Heights Blvd., 590-0540.

Social Services-Noon. Red Barn, 707 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City. 538-5666.

Yoga class-Diane Grant, WNMU Extended University; Seniors, 10:30 a.m.; Level I & II, noon and 6 p.m. 590-1775.

Reiki Circle-6:30 p.m. 2035 Little Walnut. Treatment for those in need of healing. Vicki, 388-8114, or Virginia, 388-4870.

Wednesdays

Vipassana Meditation-7 p.m. Church at 7th and Arizona, Silver City. 538-5268

Overeaters Anonymous-Womens' group, noon. 1809 N. Alabama. Contact Rita, 538-3350, or Ann, 534-0322.
Overeaters Anonymous-Men's group, 8:15 a.m. a.m. Unitarian Fellowship Hall. 3845 N. Swan. Jerry, 534-4866.

PFLAG-Second Weds. of each month, 5:30 p.m. St. Mary's Spirituality Center, 1809 N. Alabama St. Contact kailing@gilanet.com, 536-3309.

Yoga class-Diane Grant, WNMU Extended University; Level I & II, noon and 6 p.m.; Kids, 4:45 p.m.; 590-1775.

Yoga class-Free class taught by Colleen Stinar.12:30-1:30 p.m. at Newman Center, Kentucky and 13th.

Archaeology Society-Third Weds. of every month. Oct.-Nov., Jan.-April 7 p.m. Silver City Women's Club. Summers 6 p.m. location TBA. 538-9254.

Diabetes Support Group-Second Weds. of every month. 3;30 p.m. Silver City Senior Center, 205 W. Victoria. 538-5318, ext. 112, or 538-4826.

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group-3:30-5 p.m. All-Purpose Room, Billy Casper Wellness Center, Hudson St. & Hwy. 180. James, 537-2429, or Danita, 534-9057.

Group Meditation-5:30 p.m., A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas St. 388-2425.

Co-Dependents Anonymous-6:30 p.m., A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas St. Alexandria Hollister, 388-2425.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-1st Weds., 4 p.m., and 3rd Weds., 7 p.m. Mimbres Professional Building, 2540 Silver St. 534-1654.

Thursdays

TOPS-5 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1915 Swan, Silver City. 538-9447.

Al-Anon-6 p.m., 1809 Alabama. Contact Nancy 388-2237 or Jerry 534-4866

Yoga class-Diane Grant, WNMU Extended University; Seniors, 10:30 a.m.; Level I & II, noon. 590-1775.

Fridays

Al-a-Teen-4 p.m. Gila Regional Board Room. Contact Shawneen, 313-4721.

Saturdays

Al-Anon-9 a.m., 1801 Alabama. Contact Nancy 388-2237.

Weekdays

Combination Fitness Classes-Mon.-Thurs. 5:30 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. 8:30 a.m. Sweat Express, 211 W. Broadway, 388-5929

 


 

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