Features

Befriending the Rock
Discovering rock climbing in the Cobre Mountains

Wild Kingdom
Wildlife rescuer and wrangler Dennis Miller

Sentimental Journey
The Hi Lo Silvers women's chorus hits 10 years of high notes

Wildfires
The ugly, the bad and the good

Man on a Mission
Exclusive interview with outgoing WNMU President John Counts

 

Columns and Departments
Editor's Note
Letters
Desert Diary
Tumbleweeds
Ramblin' Outdoors
Borderlines
The Starry Dome
Guides to Go
Henry Lightcap's Journal
Continental Divide


Special Sections

40 Days & 40 Nights
The To-Do List


Red or Green

Tre Rosat Café
Dining Guide
Table Talk


Arts Exposure

Bob Diven
Public Hanging
Arts Scene
Gallery Guide


Body, Mind & Spirit

Magic of Munching

HOME
About the cover


  D e s e r t   E x p o s u r e  May 2011

Guides to Go

 

Museums & Attractions

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

El Camino Real International Heritage Center — Off I-40 near Socorro. Free admission Sun. all NM residents, Weds. all NM seniors. 854-3600.

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.

Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum-708 E. 2nd St., Lordsburg. 1-5 p.m. weekdays. 542-9258.

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

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 Art — 490 N. Water St. Las Cruces. 541-2155

Pioneer Store Museum — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Chloride, NM, 743-2736.

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

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.
536-3092, whudson43@yahoo.com.

Al-Anon Family Group — 5:30 p.m. Gila Regional Medical Center board room. Jerry, 534-4846.

Bead Society — 1 p.m. Alotta Gelato 388-1362.

Bingo — 1st and 2d Sun. Doors open 12:30 p.m., games start 1:35 p.m. Benefits Salvation Army and Post 18 charities. American Legion Post 18, 409 W. College Ave. 534-0780

Gila Friends Meeting — 10 a.m. Church of What's Happening Now, 7th and Arizona. 388-3478.

Holistic Presentations — 11 a.m. PeaceMeal Coop Deli. 534-9703

Restorative Yoga — 4-5:30 p.m. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas, 388-2425.

Prayer and Study in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition-Sunset. Theotokos Retreat Center, 5202 Hwy. 152, Santa Clara. 537-4839, theotokos@zianet.com.

Mondays

AARP Widowed Persons — Second Mondays. 11 a.m. Glad Tidings Church. Contact Donna, 538-9344.

AARP Chapter #1496 — Third Monday. 12:30 p.m. Senior Center, 205 W. Victoria. Contact Marcia Fisch, 388-1298

Art Class — 9-10:45 a.m. Silver City Senior Citizen Center. Beginners to advanced. Contact Jean 519-2977

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.

Beginning Salsa — 7-8 p.m. Conservatory of Dance, 2020 Cottage San Road. Instructor Gail Willow, 388-3332

Gentle Yoga — 5:30-7 p.m. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas, 388-2425.

Kundalini Yoga — Noon. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas St.

Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Gila Regional Medical Center Board Room. Jerry, 534-4866; Sharon, 534-0079.

Silver City Squares — Dancing 7-9 p.m. Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St. Kay, 388-4227, or Linda, 534-4523.

Tuesdays

Belly Dance with Zoe — 5:30-6:50 p.m. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas St. 654-4910.

Compassionate Friends — 6:30 p.m. Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 7th and Texas St. Charlene Mitchell, 313-7362.

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

Gila Writers — 6:30 p.m. Gila Regional Medical Center Conference Room, 1313 E. 32nd St. Jeannie,  534-4409 or JeannieAmiller@qwest.net

Los Comadres Cancer Support Group — 1st Tues. 6 p.m. Business and Conference Center, 3031 Hwy. 180 E. (next to Ace Hardware). 388-1198 ext. 10.

Interbody Yoga — 5:30-6:30 p.m., 315 N. Bullard, 2d fl. 519-8948.

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

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

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

Restorative Yoga — 10-11:30 a.m., 5:30-7 p.m. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas, 388-2425.

Slow Flow Yoga — 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 315 N. Bullard, 2d fl. 519-8948.

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

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

Wednesdays

Al-Anon — 5:30 p.m., Swedenborgian Church, 1300 Bennett St. Ellen, 535-2596, or Jerry, 534-4866.

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. 536-3092, whudson43@yahoo.com.

Backcountry Horsemen — Second Weds. 7 p.m. Gila Regional Medical Center Conference Room. Subject to change. 536-2953.

Grant County Democratic Party‹First Weds. 6:30 p.m. Red Barn Restaurant meeting room. Linda Pafford, 536-3055

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

Ladies Golf Association — 8 a.m. tee time. Silver City Golf Course.

Overeaters Anonymous — Noon. St. Mary's Academy, 1801 N. Alabama, building by flagpole. Jerry, 534-4866; Sharon, 534-0079.

PFLAG — (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) 2nd Weds. 5:30 p.m. Wellness Coalition, 509 N. Bullard. 590-8797.

Prostate Cancer Support Group — 3rd Weds. 6:30 p.m. Gila Regional Medical Center Conference Room. 388-1198 ext. 10.

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.

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

Thursdays

Cardiac Support Group—3rd Thurs. 4 p.m. Grant County Business and Conference Center, 3031 Hwy180E, 590-2578.

Citizen Corp Council — First Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Grant County Admin Bldg.

De-stressing Meditations — 12-12:45 p.m. New Church of the SW Desert, 1302 Bennett St. 313-4087.

Historic Mining District & Tourism Meeting — Second Thursday. 10 a.m. Bayard Community Center, 290 Hurley Ave., Bayard. 537-3327.

Kundalini Yoga — 5:30 p.m. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas, 388-2425.

Laproscopic Gastric Band Placement ― First Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Free patient seminar. 2600 N. Silver St., 388-3175.

Mountain Dulcimer Jam — 6:15 p.m., Public Library.

Progressive Pilates — 5:30-6:30 p.m., 315 N. Bullard, 2d fl. 519-8948.

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

Vinyasa Yoga — 5:30-6:30 p.m., 315 N. Bullard, 2d fl. 519-8948

Yoga class — Diane Grant, WNMU Extended University; Seniors, 10:00 a.m.; Level I & II, noon. 590-1775.

Yoga class — Free class taught by Colleen Stinar. 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 7th and Texas Street.

Fridays

Gila Amateur Radio Society — Second Fridays. Grant County Admin. Bldg., 1400 Hwy. 180E. tim@tamu.edu

Kundalini Yoga — Noon. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas St.

Overeaters Anonymous — 6 p.m. Gila Regional Medical Center conference room. Art, 590-6141, or John, 538-8779.

Taizé — 2d Friday. Service of prayer, songs, scripture readings and quiet contemplation. 6:30 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 538-2015.

Veterans Healing Circle‹2d Fridays. 12-4 p.m. Marian Hall, 1813 N. Alabama St. 388-4870.

Youth Space — 5:30-10 p.m. Loud music, video games, chill out. Satellite/Wellness Coalition.

Saturdays

Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners — 6 p.m. Lions Club, 8th & Bullard (entrance at Big Ditch behind Domino's). Newcomers and seasoned members welcome.

Double Feature Blockbuster Mega Hit Movie Night — 5:30 - 11 pm. Satellite/Wellness Coalition

Evening Prayer in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition — 5 p.m. Theotokos Retreat Center, 5202 Hwy. 152, Santa Clara. 537-4839, theotokos@zianet.com.

Kids Bike Ride — 10 a.m., Bikeworks, 815 E. 10th St. Dave Baker, 590-2166

Narcotics Anonymous — 6 p.m. New 180 Club, 1661 Hwy. 180 E.

Sadhana Morning Prayer, Meditation, Yoga — Last Saturday. 5-7 a.m. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas, 388-2425.

Silver City Woman’s Club — 2d Friday, 10 a.m. 411 Silver Heights Blvd. 538-9326.

Spinning Group — First Saturday of the month, 1-3 p.m. Yada Yada Yarn, 614 N. Bullard, 388-3350.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga—10 a.m. All levels. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas, 388-2425.5.



Return to Top of Page