An encampment of mountain men at 12th and Blair streets over Labor Day weekend included demonstrations of tomohawk throwing and muzzle-loading shooting. The mountain men were in town for the first ever Silverton Wild West Fest, which included a showing of “Across the Wide Missouri,” a movie about the mountain men filmed here. From left are Tom Haggard of Montrose, Rick Polzin of Grand Junction and Sharron Church of Durango, who arrived on the train, where she was working as a historical interpreter, portraying Ute Chief Ouray’s wife, Chipeta.
OHVs again allowed in town Sept. 5-9
Off-highway vehicles are again being allowed on some Silverton streets through Monday, Sept. 9.
It is the third trial run this year of allowing ATVs use of some town streets.
Fall Color Chamber Music Fest Sept. 13-15
The 2013 Silverton Fall Color Chamber Music Fest will take place Sept. 13-15 with two new events this year.
In addition to the yearly Jazz Cocktail Party at Montanya on Friday, Sept. 13, and the Chamber Music Fest Concert at the First Congregational Church on Saturday, Sept. 14, an “instrument petting zoo” and a piano, wind, and string master class, will be conducted on Sept. 15 at the First Congregational Church in Silverton.
Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, free for children, and admission to all other events is free. Details, Page 4.
First the crawl, then the Bordello Ball
Once again there will be a Crawl to the Ball progressive dinner proceeding this year’s 14th Annual Bordello Ball at the Grand Imperial.
Come taste what Silverton Restaurants have to offer and support our youth, while having a great time. Thanks to the generosity of the restaurants hosting the Crawl to the Ball all proceeds will benefit the Silverton Youth Center.
The Bordello Ball and Crawl to the Ball will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Crawl to the Ball will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., with entrees from participating restaurants.
The Bordello Ball will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Crawl to the Ball can be purchased for $10 per person and this price include tickets to all 16 participating restaurants. Tickets can be purchased at The Grand Imperial, the Visitors Center, The Lookout Shop, and Silverton Trading Post.
Come have some food and fun and support our youth.
Caldera Dance Troupe
Fall Hafla Sept. 14
Caldera Belly Dance of Silverton is hosting their annual fall hafla on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6-9 p.m. at the Silverton Movement Center.
The community is invited to come out to shop the beautiful and unique Ashner by Elizabeth clothing line, savor light appetizers and drinks, and enjoy fabulous belly dance performances by Caldera and special guests.
This event is free and open to the public, and is part of a full weekend of workshops taught by tribal fusion dancer Elizabeth Ashner. For more information or to register for the dance workshops visit elizabethinsilverton2013.eventbrite.com.