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Lights! Camera! Chocolate!

The Mimbres Region Arts Council has its theme – Lights! Camera! Chocolate! – for its annual pre-Valentine’s Day chocolate extravaganza, Chocolate Fantasia. It will be Saturday, Feb. 7, in downtown Silver City.

Stroll Silver City’s historic district while sampling 20 gourmet chocolates. Tickets are $20 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate from more than 30 Chocolate Stops in and around downtown. Merchants and galleries will decorate in keeping with the Hollywood theme. There will be free music, site-specific events, games, and other children’s activities throughout the tasting area.

This year chocolate events start at 11 a.m. and will last until 4 p.m. Chocolate Stop maps and empty candy boxes ($2 each for collecting your chocolates) will be available at Chocolate Fantasia Headquarters (HQ), The Family Karate Center, at 416 N. Bullard Street. Don’t forget to check out the Chocolate Fantasia merchandise also available at HQ.

Throughout the day the chocolates and host sites will be judged by a panel of judges in a number of categories and awards will be given out at a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at Little Toad Creek Brewery, 200 N. Bullard, following the event. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the awards event.

Chocolate Fantasia tickets traditionally sell out so purchase yours early.




For more information, tickets or the day’s events, call MRAC at 538-2505,

or visit www.mimbresarts.org.



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