In the Area

Saturday

Pottery blow-out sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 515 W. 7th St. Just in time for spring planting. Handmade and freeze-proof planters large and small fountain pieces. Support local business and community radio. For more information, call Lisa Jimenez, Regalos de la Tierra Pottery Company, 575-574-5473.

Audubon Field Trip, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, leaving WNMU Fine Arts Council for Redrock and the Gila Wildlife Preserve. Goal is to look for desert species such as Abert's Towhee and Crissal Thrasher, both of whom should be responsive to calls at this time of year. The lower elevation and riparian areas mean a wide range of birds are possible — both winter visitors still around, and early migrants, depending on the weather conditions. Bring lunch, drinks, hat, and appropriate clothing for the weather on the day. Plan on getting back to Silver City mid to late afternoon. For more information, call Brian Dolton at 575-388-4210.

Silver City baby closet, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Living Water Revival Center, 1910 Peterson Dr. Free event for any young mothers who need baby clothes. For donatations or infomation, call Chris 575-519-0201 or Patti 575-654-9971. Si, hablo espanol.

HIV/AIDS Support Group. Contact Brian 805-406-3015 brian@lgbtgrantcounty.com or John 575-590-1788 johnaberrynm@yahoo.com for location and time.

Children's Craft Class "Tin Punching," 10 a.m.


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to noon, Saturday, Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway. For children aged 8 and older. $5. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 575-538-5921 or go to www.silvercitymuseum.org.

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher, 10 a.m. Saturday, Silver City Public Library. This concert is part of a nationwide tour, under the auspices of Philip Truckenbrod Concert Artists. Free. For more information, visit www.peterfletcher.com.

Children's Easter Crafts, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Bayard Public Library Conference Room. Children aged 9 and under need to be accompanied by an adult caregiver whenever they are in the library. Class presented by Kim Godfrey.

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Star Party, sundown to 9 p.m. Saturday, City of Rocks, 33 miles south of Silver City. The park will begin, on Saturday, hosting regular astronomy observations through its 14-inch telescope (donated to the park by Gene Simons) with astronomer Matt Wilson. The observatory building is just behind the Orion Group parking area across from the park restrooms accessible on the right-hand road into the park. $5 day pass per car. Wilson will discuss seasonal constellations and their lore, the solar system with visible planets and their moons, and will offer observations on deep sky objects as visibility permits. For more information, e-mail matthewdwilson@q.com.

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Silver City String Beans, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Buckhorn Saloon. Free.Ê

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Sunday

Pottery blow-out sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 515 W. 7th St. Just in time for spring planting. Handmade and freeze-proof planters large and small fountain pieces. Support local business and community radio. For more information, call Lisa Jimenez, Regalos de la Tierra Pottery Company, 575-574-5473.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 10 a.m. Sunday, 3845 N. Swan St. Kathy Anderson will speak. Among other things, Kathy is the founder of the Silver City Neighborhood Alliance, and she asks the question, "What If...?" Coffee and conversation, with light refreshments, after the service.

New Church of the Southwest Desert, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, 1300 N. Bennett St. Rev. Tyler Conolley will explore the idea of a connection between near-death experiences and mystics' experiences. Coffee, cookies and conversation afterward. The public is invited.

LGBT Brunch, noon, Sunday, Vickie's Eatery. 315 N. Texas St. All LGBT folk, friends and allies welcome. For more information, call 575-388-5430.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church continues its history of Anglicanism by celebrating the first Holy Communion Liturgy written post-Reformation, in 1549, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Harmony, 609 Arizona St. During the soup dinner provided to all following the service, the group will continue to discuss the English Reformation.

Monday

Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Monday, Buckhorn Saloon. Free.Ê

Tuesday

The Low Vision Support Group, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Gila Regional Medical Center board room. The guest speaker will be Linda Velez, independent living teacher from the New Mexico Commission for the Blind. She will speak on the results of environment factors on changes in eyesight of people living with macular degeneration or diabetes. She will also speak about the emotional aspects of a diagnosis of loss of vision. For more information, call Pat Milligan at 575-388-1108.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Silver City Recreation Center, 1016 N. Silver St. Based on traditional Tai Chi, this program is designed to work for all people. It especially meets the needs of those with diminished balance or strength. First class: free. Afterwards, $2 per class. For more information, call Liz at 575-313-6833 or emikols@Q.com.