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Posted on May 27 2011, 9:05am by Mark Esper in Local News category
 
Raelen Barr plays Mr. Tumnes in A Theatre Group’s Silverton Summer Youth Program’s 2010 production of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.” Registration for this year’s youth program is Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Silverton School.
 
A Theatre Group plans summer youth program
Silverton Summer Youth Program registration will take place, Sunday, June 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the school modular unit on the corner of 11th and Snowden. Come meet the interns for the year, enroll in the summers activities and enjoy some refreshments.
The Silverton Summer Youth Program (SSYP) serves the town of Silverton and visitors with reliable childcare for eight weeks during the summer season. The program will run Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. starting June 7 and ending July 29. 
Children receive quality arts instruction with emphasis in theatre, fine arts, dance, storytelling and recreation.
Fridays are designated as field trip/enrichment days where children visit various sites throughout Southwestern Colorado. 
The program concludes with a full production in the A Theatre Group’s New Artists Series. This year SSYP will present a new children’s play written by Sinjin Jones.
ATG employs four college interns who major in theater to instruct children ranging in age from 5-12. Junior intern positions are available to teens ranging in age from 13-19. Junior interns receive advanced theatre training, while serving as counselors and mentors to the younger children. 
Amber Moffett will again be the SSYP Director, assisted by returning college interns, Matthew Casey, Randi Foster and Sinjin Jones. 
 • Fees: $320 for each child and a family rate of $130 for each additional child.
 • Visiting children: $30 per day or $100 per week.
 • Camp includes a supervised lunch and two quality snack periods. SSYP will provide juice and snacks.
Starting this year ATG has added a bulletin board, or forum, to its website. There is a section for SSYP children, parents, family, junior interns and staff to exchange information, questions and participate in a SSYP community conversation. 
 
Sen. Bennet to be in Silverton on Monday
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will be in Silverton on Monday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the Brown Bear Cafe.  
He would love to meet with constituents, according to his staff.
 
Memorial Day 
observance planned
Silverton American Legion Post #14 will be placing American flags in Hillside Cemetery at the resting places of veterans in recognition of Memorial Day at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 27.
All community members and veterans are encouraged to participate and honor all veterans, said Gary Davis, post commander.
On Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) an 11 a.m. ceremony will be conducted by the Legion post at Memorial Park. Participants are asked to muster at the Legion Hall at 9 a.m. Post members and veterans are all invited to attend.
 
Grant, loan info for businesses, nonprofits 
Information on grant and loan opportunities for businesses, nonprofits and government will be presented on Tuesday, May 31, at Town Hall.
The event, from 9 a.m. to noon, will be an opportunity to learn about funds available for the community via the US Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development  and how you can benefit from grant and loan programs.
Meet and hear from:
• Former State Rep. Jim Isgar;
• Staff from Congressman Scott Tipton’s office; 
• Staff from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development. 
 
KSJC is seeking DJs
KSJC-FM — Silverton Community Radio at 91.5 on your radio dial, is seeking DJs for the summer schedule. 
“We are looking for lunch-hour DJs in particular (noon to 1 p.m.),” said KSJC board member Melissa Childs. “This is a smaller commitment at only one hour per week.”
Please call 387-5752 to schedule a training.
 
Gold mine tour open, 
museum opens May 28, mill opens ... later
The Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour is now open.
The Heritage Museum will open on Saturday, May 28.
The Mayflower Mill Tour opening will be delayed for several weeks. 
Due to this delay in opening, Heritage Passes will not be available for sale.
For more information, see Attractions on www.silvertoncolorado.com. 
 
A Theatre Group’s
summer youth 
registration June 5
A Theatre Group’s summer youth program will run from June 7 to July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pre-registration is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, from 5-7 p.m at the school modular unit at the corner of 11th and Snowden.
 
Rockin’ Brews Festival
gets rockin’ June 11
The second Silverton Rockin' Brews Festival is planned for Saturday, June 11 at the ballfield, from 1 to 6 p.m.
The event is a benefit for the San Juan County Historical Society.
Bands performing include the Lawn Chair Kings, The Last Bus and Old North South
Tickets can be purchased online at www.rockinbrews.com
Save $5 and when you purchase early.
 
Potluck June 11 at Kendall Mountain to honor Richard Perino
A potluck on Saturday, June 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area will be a celebration of life in honor of Richard Perino. 
Meat and beverage will be provided.
 
Silverton Gunfighters Association opens fire this weekend 
Gunfire broke out at the corner of 12th and Blair streets on Sunday evening at precisely 5:30.
The sheriff's office was not called to the scene for obvious reasons. It was the last rehearsal for the Silverton Gunfighters Association before their first show of the season on Friday, May 27.
The gunfighters perform Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and holidays at 5:30 p.m. at 12th and Blair.
 
Community groups invited to take part 
in farmers market
Silverton Farmers Market will be hosting one free community booth at each market day this summer.  
The market will be held every Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. from July 12 to Sept. 27.  
The market invites community organizations to use this booth as an opportunity to raise funds and promote your organization at a fun community event.  
Feel free to be creative in planning your booth!  Please contact us to reserve your booth by June 12.  
Tent and table not provided.  Contact Silverton Farmers Market at (970) 387-5186 or e-mail                                                                                                                   freshfoodsilverton@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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