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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

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

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

Grant County Weekly Events

Sundays

Archaeology Society — 1st Sun. of every month, field trip.
536-3092, whudson43@yahoo.com.

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

Hatha Yoga — 4-5:15 p.m. Lori Zitzmann. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas, 388-2425.

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

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 — 2nd Mondays. 11 a.m. Glad Tidings Church. Contact Donna, 538-9344.

AARP Chapter #1496 — 3rd Monday. 12:30 p.m. Senior Center, 205 W. Victoria. Contact Marcia Fisch, 388-1298

Al-Anon — 12:05 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1915 Swan, Silver City. Contact Valerie, 313-2561.

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. First Church of Harmony, 609 Arizona St., Becky Glenn, (404) 234-5331.

Lego Mindstorms — Ages 10 and up. 4 p.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., 538-3672.

Old-Time Country Dancing — 3rd Mon., 7-9 p.m. Pin Room, Silver Bowling Center. Free.

Ping Pong — 5:30-7 p.m. Grant County Convention Center. Beginners 7-8 p.m.

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

Tai Chi for Better Balance — 1 p.m., Senior Center. Call Lydia Moncada to register, 534-0059.

Tuesdays

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support — 1st Tues. 1:30 p.m. Senior Center. Margaret, 388-4539.

Bayard Historic Mine Tour — 2nd Tuesday. Meet at Bayard City Hall, 800 Central Ave., by 9:30 a.m. $5 fee covers two-hour bus tour of historic mines plus literature and map; call 537-3327 for reservation.

Chess Club — All ages. 4 p.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., 538-3672.

Compassionate Friends — 4th Tuesday. 6:30 p.m. Support for those who’ve lost a child. Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 7th and Texas St. Charlene Mitchell, 534-1134.

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

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.

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

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group — First Tuesday. 11:30 a.m. at local restaurant; email for this month’s location: huseworld@yahoo.com.

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

Reiki Circle — 1st 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.

Slow Flow Yoga — 11:30 a.m. 5:30-7 p.m. First Church of Harmony, 609 Arizona St., Becky Glenn, (404) 234-5331.

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

TEA Party Patriots — 2nd and 4th Thur. 6 p.m. Red Barn Steakhouse, 708 Silver Heights Blvd. 388-4143..

 

Wednesdays

Archaeology Society — 3rd 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.

BAYARD AL-ANON — 6:00 p.m. Santa Clara Senior Center, 107 East St., Santa Clara. 537-3141.

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

Curbside Consulting—Free for nonprofits. 9 a.m.-noon. Wellness Coalition, 409 N. Bullard, Lisa Jimenez, 534-0665, ext. 232,lisa@wellnesscoalition.org,

Food Addicts Anonymous Women¹s Group — 6:30 p.m. 1000 N Hudson St., 519-1070.

Gin Rummy — 1 p,m. Yankie Creek Coffee House.

Grant County Democratic Party — 2nd Weds. Potluck at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sen. Howie Morales building, 3060 E. Hwy. 180.

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

Lego Club — Ages 4-10. 4:30 p.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., 538-3672.

Ping Pong — 5:30-7 p.m. Grant County Convention Center. Beginners 7-8 p.m.

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

Republican Party of Grant County — Third Weds. 6 p.m. Red Barn.

Storytime — All ages. 10:30 a.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., 538-3672..

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.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga — 11:30 a.m.-12;45 p.m. Lori Zitzmann. A Daily Practice, 104 N. Texas, 388-2425.

Woodcarving Club — 2d and 4th Fridays except holidays. 1 p.m. Senior Center. 313-1518.

 

 

 

Thursdays

ARTS Anonymous—5:30 p.m. Artists Recovering through the Twelve Steps. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3845 N. Swan St. 534-1329.

Cancer Support Group — 1st Thurs. 6 p.m. Gila Regional Medical Center Board Room. 388-1198 ext. 10.

Citizen Corp Council — 1st 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.

Gila Writers—2-4 p.m. Silver City Public Library. Trish Heck,
trish.heck@gmail.com, 534-0207.

Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society — 2nd Thurs. 6 p.m. Silver City Senior Center, 204 W. Victoria St. Kyle, 538-5706.

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

Laproscopic Gastric Band Placement ― 1st Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Free patient seminar. 2600 N. Silver St., 388-3175.

Newcomers Club — Third Thurs. 11 a.m., luncheon noon. Women's Club, Yucca and Silver Heights Blvd. Linda Sylvester, (480) 518-5839,lindasylvester@msn.com.

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 Flow Yoga — 11:30 a.m First Church of Harmony, 609 Arizona St., Becky Glenn, (404) 234-5331.

Women´s Cancer Support Group — 1st Thurs. 6-7 p.m. GRMC Conference Room, 1313 E. 32nd St. 388-1198, ext. 10.

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

Fridays

Overeaters Anonymous — 6 p.m. Gila Regional Medical Center conference room. 313-9400.

Silver City Woman´s Club — 2d Fri., 10:30 a.m., lunch 12 p.m. 411 Silver Heights Blvd. 538-3452.

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

Woodcarving Club — 2nd and 4th Fridays except holidays. 1 p.m. Senior Center. 313-1518.

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.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support — 10 a.m.-noon. Gila Regional Medical Center Conference Room. Margaret, 388-4539.

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, 388-1444.

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

Storytime — All ages. 10:30 a.m. Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., 538-3672.

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

Vinyasa Flow Yoga—10 a.m. All levels. First Church of Harmony, 609 Arizona St., Becky Glenn, (404) 234-5331.


All phone numbers are area code 575 except as noted.



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