In the Area

Today

First Saturday Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, today, Church of the Good Shepherd garage, Texas St. between 6th & 7th Streets. Lots of new donations. Clothes $1 per bag after 11 a.m.

Silver City Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m. to noon today, Mainstreet Plaza, N Bullard at 7 St.

Trash & Treasures Garage Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Swan Street & Hwy. 180. Sponsored by the Grant County Republican Party.

Free PSA (prostate specific-anitgen) blood test, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Gila Regional Medical Center Laboratory, 1313 E. 32nd St. Sponsored by the Grant County Prostate Support Group, Gila Regional Medical Center, Grant County Community Health Council. For more information, call (575) 388 1198 ext. 10.

Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, San Lorenzo Elementary School, Hwy. 35. A day-long hoe down, with farmers market, storytellers, musicians and craftspeople coming together to share. Pie contest; Bake Walk; Giant Raffle locally prepared food. Live music with Blossom Road, River's Bend, Bayou Seco. For more information, call visit: www.mimbresharvestfest.com

Mimbres Health Fair, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, San Lorenzo School Cafeteria, Hwy. 35. Testing for blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index, pulmonary function, blood sugar, total cholesterol, dental screening.

Columbus Festival, 10 a.m. to midnight today, Columbus, New Mexico. Parade starts at 10 a.m., followed by all-day entertainment in the afternoon and ending with a street dance until midnight in the Plaza. Parade entrants will line up 9 a.m. at the old school on North Boundary. This year's vendors include free materials from Healthy Start, Healing House, Coop Extension, Presbyterian Medical Service, Mimbres Memorial Hospital and Luna County's DWI Prevention program. For information call Mayor Watson at (575) 543-5699.

Quilting Children's Craft Class, 10 a.m. to noon, today, Silver City Museum Annex. To pre-register, call: (575) 538-5921.

Connect the Dots: Red Dot Studio Tour and Gallery Walk, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, continues through Monday. All studios open to the public Saturday, some open through Monday. All participating galleries open through Monday. Gallery gala receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight. An up close and personal look into the unique creative process. Demonstration at each studio.

Pinos Altos October Fiesta, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. today, Main Street in Pinos Altos. Food, entertainment, fun and Smokey Bear. Old West "gunfights' and other drama with the Gila Rangers. Finish line for Gila Monster Challenge Bicycle Fun Ride. Sponsored by the Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Rescue. For more information, call (575) 574-8394 or email: lmwk@dishmail.net

The West and Beyond Purchase Prize Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Grant County Art Guild Hearst Church Gallery, Pinos Altos.

"Finding the Truth of Life," Book Signing with author Paul V Suffriti, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Artesanos Art Gallery, 211 Texas St.

Silver City Aglow Baby Closet will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, at Living Water Revival Center, 1910 Peterson Dr. Silver City, corner of Peterson & Hwy. 180. Free baby clothes for moms. For more information, call Patti (575) 654-9971. Si habla espanol.

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WNMU Homecoming Parade, 10:30 a.m. today, Down College Ave. Followed by Tailgate at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Juan Chacon Plaza.

WNMU Mustangs Football vs. Colorado Mesa University - Homecoming, 1:30 p.m. today. www.wnmumustangs.com

Blessing of the Animals, 2 p.m. today, Gough Park. In honor of St. Francis of Assisi. All welcome to join the fun and participate in traditional ceremony. Have pets leashed or in carriers. Sponsored by Grant County Ministerial Alliance and St. Francis Newman Center.

Return 1913, play reading, 2 p.m. today, Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway. Part of Victoria Tester's 15-act New Mexico Ghost Play Cycle in celebration of New Mexico's Centennial. Alyssia Goss plays a Chiricahua Apache girl who struggles to record the truth of her people's journey, in spite of her strict Indian boarding school teacher. Karen Rossman plays the fierce ghost of a story-telling grandmother who comes to the aid of her granddaughter. Eileen Sullivan on fiddle. For mature audiences. Free admission. No late seating. For more information, call (575) 538 5921 or visit: www.nmghostplaycycle.com

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Red Dot Studio Tour Gallery Gala Receptions, 5 to 8 p.m. tonight, all downtown galleries.

Crystal Foreman Brown Opening Artist's Reception, 4 to 8 p.m. tonight, Leyba & Ingalls Arts, 315 N. Bullard St. For more information, call (575) 388-5725 or visit: www.leybaingallsARTS.com

Dark and Light: Art in Contrast Ð Works by Local Artists Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. tonight, Copper Quail Gallery, 211A N. Texas St. For more information, call (575) 388-2646.

Music by Greg and Charlie, 6:30 to 9 p.m. tonight, Diane's Parlor.

The Nan Ranch Collection: the Legacy of Margaret Ross Hinton, 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, WNMU Museum. Gala opening reception. $35. Tickets available at the WNMU Museum. In conjunction with WNMU and Mogollon Archaeology Conference.

Music by Danielle French, a singer-songwriter from Canada, 7:30 p.m. tonight, Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos. For more information, call (575) 538-9911.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 9 p.m. tonight, Opera House, Pinos Altos. Performed by Virus Theater. Costumes encouraged. Prop bags available for purchase at door. Tickets $10, available at Yada Yada Yarn, Dandelion Wish, Buckhorn Saloon. Adult content. For more information, visit www.virustheater.com

Sunday

Trash & Treasures Garage Sale, 9 a.m. Sunday, Swan Street & Hwy. 180. Sponsored by the Grant County Republican Party.

Red Dot Studio Tour and Gallery Walk, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Downtown Silver City and surrounding area.

The West and Beyond Purchase Prize Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Grant County Art Guild Hearst Church Gallery, Pinos Altos.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 10 a.m. Sunday, 3845 Swan St. Ron Henry, Azima Lila Forest and Vicki Allen will be speaking on the Silver City Reiki Special Needs Groups. These volunteer service groups have been offering energy medicine treatment from the Reiki tradition for individuals in need for a few years now. Both practitioners and patients have been surprised by the profound and diverse emotional and spiritual journeys that this work has provided for them. Coffee and conversation, with light refreshments, after the service.

The Spiritual Alliance of Silver City Presents Eden Energy Medicine by Allee Barr, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, corner of N. Bennett Street and 13th St. (behind Food Basket). Barr will talk about this self-empowering healing modality that is accessible and easy to learn for people of all ages and demonstrate quick and easy daily exercises that support vibrant health of body and mind, and those that activate primal energies in the body called the Radiant Circuits. Barr worked as a home birth midwife for 12 years, an RN for 23 years in multiple disciplines, and has practiced Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner since 2008. She teaches Energy Medicine as authorized instructor in New Mexico, Arizona and California, and sees clients in her private practices in Silver City, and part-time in Santa Cruz, Calif. For more information call Jay Garland (575) 535-2432.

LGBTQ Brunch, noon Sunday, Isaac's, Bullard & Broadway.

Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department Wind Canyon Station Open House, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, #8 Truck By-Pass Road. Free refreshments, hand-only CPR instruction, blood pressure screening, defensible space information, equipment demos

Open Mic, 5 p.m. Sunday, Diane's Parlor.