You can read about two of this month's signature events, the Gila River Festival and Pickamania!, in this issue's Tumbleweeds section and elsewhere in this section, respectively. But those are far from the only notable happenings in September. Also in Silver City, the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) starts up for autumn with its Sign-Up Social on Sept. 4 and Lunch & Learn brown bag presentations on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 10. It's the annual Taste of Downtown on Sept. 6; see Table Talk in this issue for details. In Las Cruces, famous names from the superhero scene including actor Ray Park and artist Jim Steranko will headline Comic Con, Sept. 5-7.
The following weekend, the Red Hot Children's Fiesta fills Penny Park in Silver City with fun, Sept. 13. A modern take on Homer's classic, An Iliad, takes the stage at the WNMU Besse-Forward Auditorium on Sept. 13, and at Voiers “Pitt” Park in Deming on Sept. 20. In Mesilla, it's Mexican Independence Day (a few days early) on the plaza, Sept. 13-14.
Next up is Fort Bayard Days, Sept. 19-21, with Friday living history and guest speaker Derrell Heitt presenting "Teddy's Rough Riders." On Saturday, highlights include vintage baseball, a military band concert and military ball. If food is more your idea of fun, sample the Whole Enchilada Festival in Las Cruces, Sept. 26-27.
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