In the Area
Fall Member Appreciation Day, all day today at The Silver City Food Co-op, 520 N. Bullard St. Members receive 10 percent off most items. New members will receive full membership benefits. Free samples, door prizes and fun at the community market. For more information, call (575) 388-2343.
AARP safe driving program, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, First Presbyterian Church at 1915 N. Swan Street. Due to increased enrollment, a second AARP Safe Driving Class will be held. This class is open to people age 55 and older. Membership in AARP is not required. Cost is $12 for members, $14 for non members. This class is offered free to all military veterans and their dependents. Registration is required and is limited to 20. For more information, call Mary Jane at (575) 534-1296.
Meditation Group (Blooming Lotus), 10 a.m. today, St. Mary's Spirituality Center, Alabama St. For more information, call (575) 313-7417 or email: email@example.com.
Team Development with Sunny Yates, 9 a.m. to noon, today, The Wellness Coalition, 409 N. Bullard St. Cost: $25. Sponsored by the Wellness Coalition's Nonprofit Resource Center. For more information, call (575) 534-0665 ext. 231.
The Newcomers Club of Grant County will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. today at the Silver City Elks Lodge, 4051 Hwy. 90 S. Newcomers is open to any person new to the community, newly retired, or just curious as to what the club is all about. The program for the meeting will be a presentation by Ivonne Romero from the Pink Store in Palomas about the plans for the new store in Silver City and about women in Palomas. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. for coffee, followed by the business meeting at 11 a.m., then the presentation by Romero. A dinner, provided by the Silver City Elks Lodge for a cost of $10, will be served after the program. Newcomers meet the third Thursday of each month, September through May. For more information, call Lucinda Maddox, (575) 313-4951.
Healthy Holiday Appetizers with Chef Lyle Bolyard: Gila Regional Medical Center Health Talk, 3:30 p.m. today, Conference Room, 1313 E. 32nd St. Free. For more information, or to RSVP, call (575) 538-4870.
El Refugio will hold its annual board of directors meeting 5:30 p.m. today, at the Grant County Administration Building. The meeting will include a welcome address and introductions followed by the executive director's report, the treasurer's report, Domestic Violence Awareness Month recognition, presented by honorary board member Bonnie Maldonado, and introduction of Men Standing Up/Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence, featuring: Richard "Andy" Anderson, Eugene Bustillos, Justin Cano, John Carter, Ken Cooper, Albert Davalos, Grant County Undersheriff Captain Kevin Flamm, Judge Ron Hall, Sam Lowen, Gabriel Ramos, Luis Terrazas, Angel Torres, Justin Wecks, Ricky Villalobos, Grant County Sheriff Raul Villanueva, and Deputy District Attorney George Zsoka. The meeting will also include the election of new officers and board members, and recognition of Maria Dominguez for 12 years of service. For more information, call (575) 538-2125.
In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Southwest New Mexico Green Chamber, New Mexico Recycling Coalition, Partnership for Responsible Business and Silver City MainStreet Project will recognize local Grant County businesses that have made concerted efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle as part of their daily operations. The public is invited to attend the recognition reception 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at the Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St. For more information, call the Southwest New Mexico Green Chamber at 575-538-4332 or email: scGreenChamber@gmail.com
Music by Scott and Greg, 6 to 8 p.m. today, Diane's Parlor, 510 N. Bullard. Free.
The Gila Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, in Room 110 of Harlan Hall on the Western New Mexico University campus. Elroy Limmer will present a program on "Insects and Their Relationship with Native Plants." He will discuss the interactions of insects with plants and will accompany his talk with photos. Limmer is past president of the Gila Native Plant Society and former city arborist for Peoria, Ill. He has been a nature photographer for over 50 years. His photos for Friday's program will include some of interesting insects not often seen, and which have no apparent effect on plants. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program.
Indie/Folk Series with Eliza Gilkyson, 7 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House. $15 for Mimbres Region Arts Council Members, $20 for non-members. mimbresarts.org/folk-series.
Field Trip with the Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society, 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Members or guests invited. All persons who go on field trips must have a signed waiver of liability in our files. Members of the club must witness the waivers signed by their guests. For more information, call Ansel Walters (575) 388-2010. http://rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com
Wilderness Artisan Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Little Toad Creek Inn and Tavern, (junction of Hwy. 15 & 35 in Lake Roberts). Local artisans with a variety of crafts. (575) 536-9649 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silver City Astronomical Society presents Tom Clark, member and retired telescope maker, 1 p.m. Saturday, Isaac's Grill in the Private Room at the corner of Bullard & Broadway. A light-hearted look at the history of amateur telescope making over the last 30 years. Clark has designed and built over 200 telescopes, ranging from 10 to 42 inches in diameter.Êsilvercityofstars@gmail.com
Dancing in Thanksgiving: Dances of Universal Peace at Agave Spirit Retreats, 2 p.m. Saturday. Circle dances celebrating the Sacred from a variety of spiritual traditions. No experience or partners needed. Dances followed by a pot luck dinner. Donations accepted. For more information, call (575) 519-4509.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 3845 N. Swan St., 10 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Tyler Connoley will give a talk on "Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century." Issues of change from the "Modern Era" of the 20th century to the "Post-Modern" 21st century will be addressed. Coffee and conversation, with light refreshments, follow the service.
New Church of the Southwest Desert, 1300 N. Bennett St., 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Linda Browning will speak on going from "Loving Kindness to Living Kindness."
Pollinator Training, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, The Volunteer Center, 501 E. 13th St. Top-bar beekeeper Loretta McGarth discusses pollinator, pollinator habitat creation & top-bar beekeeping. Resources for educators and practitioners. Sponsored by Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities. For more information, call (575) 388-1198 or email: email@example.com
LGBTQ Brunch, 2 to 3 p.m. Isaac's, 200 N. Bullard St.
A Musical Journey, 3 p.m. Sunday, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Seventh and Texas streets. Variations of Three features Don McCracken on violin, Gail Rein on viola, and Patricia Prewit on piano, performing various combinations of string duet, string solo and piano, and strings plus piano. Free admission. Reception follows.