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Posted on June 30 2011, 9:26am by Mark Esper in Local News category
The cast of 'Arms and the Man."
A Theatre Group presents Geroge Bernard Shaw play
A Theatre Group will perform George Bernard Shaw’s "Arms and the Man" at the Grand Imperial Hotel Theatre beginning tonight for 10 performances through July 10th.
The cast includes ATG interns, collage theatre major, Silverton residences and ATG junior interns.
Silvertonians include:
Mark Garvin plays the pompous, incompetent Bulgarian officer, Major Paul Petkoff, father of Raina. Major Petkoff returns from the war to find that his wife (Mary Morris) has installed an electric button in their library to ring for the servants, though he still prefers to yell for them.
Mary Morris plays the social climbing wife, Catherine Petkoff, who tells anyone that will lesson about their library, “the only one in town.” She conspires with Raina to conceal the Serbian running from the war.
Don Doane is Nickola, the Petkoff’s servant that aspires to be a shop keeper while playing each of his masters, and their secrets, to his advantage.
Julian Roberts plays the part of a Bulgarian Officer searching for the Serbian that is hiding in Raina’s bedroom, but does not see the revolver in plain sight.
Arms and the Man will be presented, this evening, June 30th, at 7:30pm at the Grand Imperial Hotel Theatre. Additional performances will be July 1st, 2nd and 6th – 9th at 7:30pm. Matinees will be Sundays and Monday July 3rd, 4th and 10th at 4:00pm.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. For reservations, contact ATG: (970) 387-5337, PO Box 56, Silverton CO 81433 or tickets@atheatregroup.org.  Reserved tickets will be held at the door until 15 minutes before curtain time.
Sheriff clarifies 
rules for the Fourth
The San Juan County Sheriff Sue Kurtz released the following information regarding the Fourth of July:
ATVs can be ridden in the Silverton parade. When the parade ends they need to be taken home or back to the campsite and not ridden on the streets of Silverton after that.   
 “All aerial fireworks are prohibited,” Kurtz said. “This includes Roman candles, bottle rockets, and all fireworks that leave the ground.  Anything that explodes, in the air or on the ground, is also prohibited.”
What is allowed are sparklers and fountains, and anything else that does not explode or leave the ground.  
“Please be sure if you are lighting allowed fireworks that you do so in a safe place, being respectful of others’ property and safety,” Kurtz said.
 “Have a safe and happy Fourth of July,” Sheriff Kurtz said. 
Blue Ribbon Run 
celebrates its 30th
This Fourth of July marks the 30th Anniversary of Silverton’s Blue Ribbon Run. Enjoy the scenic out-and-back course over the river and through the woods along the Animas River in the cool temperatures of the San Juan Mountains. Winners in each age/gender category will receive prizes.
Race start/finish is in Memorial Park, Silverton. After the run, you’ll be able to enjoy the parade, Rhubarb Festival, Brass Band and huge fireworks display.
Register early to be guaranteed a race shirt and other goodies!
Blue Ribbon Run at a glance: www.RunSilverton.com
• When: 8 a.m., 4th of July.
• Where: Start and finish in Memorial Park (north end of town, Greene Street, Silverton.
• Distance: 10k, 5k and a 2k fun run (or walk if you prefer)
• Cause: 100 percent of proceeds directly benefit the Silverton Youth Center and Silverton Family Learning Center!
Onsite Registration will also be available 6:45-7:30 a.m. on the morning of the race in Memorial Park, BUT T-shirts and other goodies may not be available to late-registering runners! Please register online if you can.
Calling all cooks:
Rhubarb pies needed
for International Rhubarb Festival
The Silverton Public Library is in need of Rhubarb Pies to sell at the Silverton International Rhubarb Festival on the Fourth of July.
Anyone interested is welcome to stop by the library for pie tins.
“And if you need rhubarb we can also help with that,” said librarian Jackie Kerwin.
“The Friends of the Library will also have children’s events taking place at Memorial Park on the Fourth of July starting at 1 p.m., so everyone bring the kids up for some good old fashioned fun!” Kerwin exclaimed.
‘Everything Patriotic’ sought for Silverton Fourth of July Parade
It’s that time of year to start planning your Silverton Fourth of July Parade entry.
The theme this year is “everything Patriotic.” 
All entries must be decorated. Lineup time is 9:30 a.m. in front of the San Juan County Courthouse and the parade starts at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 4.
Awards will go to the best decorated following the theme in adults and kids categories.
Gentlemen, start 
your ... Duckies!
Excitement is building for one of the premier sporting events in Silverton this Fourth of July — the annual Ducky Derby race down Cement Creek.
The fundraiser for the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce gets floating at 2 p.m., in Cement Creek at Memorial Park. Race ducks are available for purchase for just $5 each. Those entering six ducks or more get a free T-shirt, which otherwise will cost $15.
Ducks and T-shirts are on sale now at the Visitors Center and at Memorial Park on Race Day.
Cash prizes are awarded to the three fastest duckies.
Town Council agrees 
to let ‘Cavalry’ ride
With the arrival of the “Cavalry” this weekend — in the form of the Colorado Mounted Rangers here to help the Sheriff’s Office over the Fourth of July — the Town Council on Monday night had to provide an exemption to the town ordinance banning “horses, asses and mules” from being ridden  through downtown.
Apparently the town has long banned the animals from the stretch of Greene Street from 7th to 14th streets due to safety concerns in the downtown pedestrian area. They are also banned from a stretch of 12th Street between Mineral and Greene.
Dixieland jazz at 
First Church Sunday
Dixieland jazz will be the musical offering at First Church this coming Sunday.  
The Pot Roast Dixieland Band, including Dennis Kurtz and Gary Miller, both of whom are well known in Silverton, will offer their amazing version of jazz throughout the service. 
Be there at 9 a.m. If the music isn’t rousing enough, coffee will be available for those who need a morning cup to get started.  
Additional refreshments will be served after worship, in the yard if weather permits at 1070 Reese Street. Everyone is welcome!
Heritage Pass on ‘Colorado Getaways’
 The “Colorado Getaways”  show on Denver’s channel 4 will feature a segment on the San Juan County Heritage Pass on Saturday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m.
The pass allows visitors admission to the San Juan County Historical Society Museum, the Old Hundred Mine Tour and the Mayflower Mill.
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