Dem. Party breakfast

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Remember the Grant County Democratic Party’s 100 Day Countdown Breakfast on Saturday, July 29, 10 am at the Red Barn restaurant in Silver City. A complimentary breakf    ast bar will be available. There also will be a regular membership meeting on Wednesday, August 2, 6:30 pm at the Red Barn. Time to start thinking about Election Day November 7.

ACLU meeting with film

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ACLU of New Mexico, Southwestern Chapter
Thursday, May 18, 2006
6:00 P.M.
Silver City Public Library

The monthly meeting of the ACLU will include a video presentation on voting rights, illustrating how the electoral power of minorities is often diluted through the manipulation of political districts by those in power, as well as by intimidation of minority voters at the polls.  The video also focuses on key portions of the Voting Rights Act that are up for renewal by Congress in 2007.

Both ACLU and non-ACLU members are welcome.  For more information, contact Larry Sullivan at 534-9500 or Barbara Tegge at

National Day of Action

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There will be an observance of the National Day of Action for immigrant justice on Monday, May 1, in Silver City — a “Picnic in the Park” — at Gough Park, 4-7 pm. Bring your own picnic, join with others, hear some music, raise your consciousness and support immigrant justice — all happening May 1.

Dr. Gilbert Arizaga to Lecture Sunday on Indigenous Latino Medicine

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A free lecture, “Indigenous Latino Medicine in Grant County,” will be presented by Gilbert Arizaga, M.D., at the Silver City Museum at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 30. The program is the second in a series presented by the Museum in conjunction with its featured exhibit, “Good For What Ails You: A Golden Climate Cures Silver City’s Economic Blues.” Arizaga, the author of multiple publications on traditional and cultural medicine, served as an advisor in the exhibit’s development. He will discuss the centuries-old folk healing practices found throughout the American Southwest, Mexico, and Latin America, including herbal medicine and curanderismo.

Arizaga, a graduate of Cobre High School and Western New Mexico University, earned his medical degree from the University of New Mexico in 1974. His residencies in pediatrics and dermatology were from the University of Arizona, and he is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology, and hospice and palliative care. Arizaga, who integrates into his medical practice the concepts of indigenous medicine taught to him by Latino elders in his family, says, “Curanderismo is a quintessential model for holistic medicine, expressing the inability to separate spirit, mind, body, peoples, and the earth.”

“Good For What Ails You,” continuing its run at the Silver City Museum, examines southwest New Mexico’s long tradition as a place of health and healing. The exhibit focuses on the health-seeker era of the early twentieth century, when tubercular patients flocked to this region in hopes of a cure. For more information, contact the Museum at (505) 538-5921, or e-mail

Film Society: Cache

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The WNMU-Silver City International Film Soceity will host “Paradise Now” at the Real West Cinema II on April 23. Show time is 4 p.m.

Georges, who hosts a TV literary review, receives packages containing videos of himself with his family — shot secretly from the street — and alarming obscure drawings. He has no idea who may be sending them. Gradually the footage on the tapes becomes more personal, suggesting the sender has known Georges for some time. Georges feels a sense of menace hanging over him and his family, but as no direct threat has been made, the police refuse to help . . .

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Earth Day at Penny Park

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Earth Day is April 22 and so is the Earth Day Celebration at Penny Park in Silver City!!

The event runs from 10-3 and we still have space for booths ($15 information only and $25 handmade items/service for sale).

We also have slots available in our entertainment schedule–we’d love to have dancers, magicians, musicians, jugglers, yoga instruction, or anything else you can think of to share with the community.

Contact Mattie Johnson or Dorothy Eagan at the Penny Park office to participate–534-0261 or email

We’ll see you there!