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Posted on October 01 2009, 1:49pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Ferrari's roar into town
Kim Buck of Silverton directs a ferrari driver to his parking space
Saturday morning, Sept. 26. Nearly 30 Ferraris from the Ferrari Club
of America rolled into Silverton last Saturday, and donated their cars
for a charity car show. The Silverton Family Learning Center received
more than $900 as a result of Ferrari Club donations and $5 donations
from visitors. Each $5 donation allowed entrance into several of the cars
and entered them into a chance to win a ride. Kacey Foster gave up
her winning ticket to fellow high school student and car enthusiast Sergio Dozal.
Photo by Mark Esper
 
Saturday: First it’s the Crawl to the Ball ... 
A Theatre Group’s Crawl to the Ball progressive dinner to the Grand Imperial Hotel’s Bordello Ball is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Tickets are $11 and may be purchased at the  Grand Imperial Hotel, Silverton Visitors Center, and The Lookout Shop.
For more information, call 387-5301.
Participating restaurants hosting the event include The Brown Bear Cafe, Handlebars Food & Saloon, San Juan Grill, Natalia’s 1912 Restaurant, Bent Elbow Hotel & Restaurant, Mother Kluckers, Silverton Brewery, Pride of the West, San Juan Sweets, Villa Dallavalle Inn, and Stellar Bakery.
The Crawl to the Ball will be followed by the Bordello Ball at the Grand Imperial Hotel.
 
... then it’s time for the Bordello Ball at the Grand Imperial
The 10th annual Bordello Ball will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Grand Imperial Hotel.
The benefit for the Silverton School Activity Fund will include ragtime piano, new casino games, and some of the finest saloon girls.
Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, and a live auction will also be held. 
For more information, call 837-5527.
 
Full-moon hike at Andrews Lake Oct. 4
The Durango Nature Studies is hosting a full-moon hike under the Hunter’s Moon on  Sunday, Oct. 4, from 5:45–7:45 p.m. at Andrews Lake.
DNS program director, Gretchen Lamar, will teach about cool moon facts and nighttime lore. Registration is required and space is limited. Members are free/$10 non-members.
For information and directions, visit www.durangonaturestudies.org. E-mail sally@durangonaturestudies or call DNS at 769-1800 to reserve a spot.
 
Flu clinics Oct. 5-7
The San Juan County Public Health Service has scheduled this year’s flu clinics for Oct. 5, 6, and 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
The shots will once again be $25 and Medicare is accepted. The clinics will be in the old Coffee Mine building again this year, 1143 Greene Street. 
This clinic is for seasonal flu vaccination only and will not be for H1N1. The health service will schedule H1N1 clinics soon.
 
Ambulance Association to honor Dr. Winkler
The Silverton Ambulance Association is holding a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, in honor of Dr. Louis Winkler at Kendall Mountain Community Center.
Dr. Winkler, of Montrose, has served as the ambulance’s physician adviser for some 33 years, at no cost, but is now retiring.
All former and current ambulance drivers and EMTs are invited.
 
Martial arts now at 
the Movement Center
The martial arts are now at the Silverton Movement Center.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan will be taught by Devin H-R — “End Conflict at its Root, Release Stress Before it Builds, Strengthen Mind and Body, and Relax.”
 Beginning classes on under way now, Thursdays at 6 p.m..
 
Railroad owner to 
visit Silverton Oct. 7
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad owner Al Harper is meeting with the community on Wednesday, Oct .7 at 6 p.m. upstairs at Town Hall. 
Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. 
 
Public Lands Office to close Oct. 9 for season
The Silverton Public Lands Office on Blair Street will remain open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Oct. 9.
The Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service remind motorists that BLM and Forest Service roads close for the winter months. Fuel wood permits expire Dec. 31, and new permits will not be issued until May.
Many campgrounds on San Juan Public Lands will remain open through hunting season, but water, restroom and trash service may be closed.
 
Youth Center fundraiser is Oct. 10 at Natalia’s
The Silverton Youth Center will have a fundraiser dinner at Natalia’s on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 6-8 p.m.
The dinner will feature chili, cornbread, salad, dessert, and soda for $10.
 
Locals Appreciation train to roll Nov. 1   
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering its Silverton Locals Appreciation fare to ride the train round-trip (Coach class) for $20 on Sunday, Nov. 1. 
The train will depart Silverton at 8:30 a.m. and travel to Durango for a two-hour layover, leaving for Silverton at 2:15 p.m. 
Tickets will be sold to Silverton residents only until Oct. 12, when residents of Ouray, Telluride, and Ridgway can also purchase tickets. Tickets are available at either the Durango or the Silverton depot or by calling (970) 387-5416 or (970) 247-2733. 
Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking and proof of residence will be required. No other discounts apply and tickets are non-refundable.
 
Drawing Oct. 11 for 
the quilt at museum
The drawing is scheduled Oct. 11 for the San Juan County Historical Society Charity Quilt on display at the museum.
The quilt, “The Proud Colors of our Nation,” was created by Lorraine Whittington of Montrose. Drawing tickets are $1.
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