Fireside storytelling resumes at Silverthorne Pavilion
SILVERTHORNE – Back by popular demand, fireside storytelling at the Silverthorne Pavilion fire pit will resume with the first event set for 7 p.m. today.
The series will run every other Monday between June 2 and July 28, featuring local personalities from various Summit County agencies and special storytelling guests.
The series was designed to blend free summertime entertainment for families while teaching lessons on nature. Each evening, families will be treated to storytelling and a lesson that often includes a project or exercise.
Last year, children were able to make sourdough bread with the Forest Service and treated to puppet shows by the North Branch of the Summit County Library in Silverthorne.
“The Pavilion Storytelling series is in a unique position to satisfy our locals and tourists appetite for the “fireside’ experience, while entertaining and educating them at the same time about certain safety precautions in our delicate forests,” said Maggie Butler, Silverthorne Pavilion coordinator.
“We’ve pulled together a great team of storytellers for this series. They all have vast experience with children of all ages and do a great job of creating an engaging and interactive experience through storytelling and exercises.”
The Pavilion fire pit is located at the front side of the building by the Blue River. The fire pit is gas-fed and was designed to meet containment regulations allowing it to operate safely for large groups and in all types of weather.
The series is sponsored by the Town of Silverthorne, the North Branch of the Summit County Library, the U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Here’s the schedule. All events start at 7 p.m.
– June 2 – The Silverthorne Police Department will read “The Lorax” and “Yertle the Turtle” by Dr. Seuss. Lake Dillon Fire Department firefighters will give a short lesson on fire safety and have an engine on hand for the children to climb on.
– June 16 – Local children’s author Carolyn Gentling will read “Polka Dot Moon.” The Colorado Division of Wildlife will provide the evening’s lesson.
– June 30 – The Silverthorne Police Department will join special guest storyteller Marge Fallon. The U.S. Forest Service will provide a lesson for the evening.
– July 14 – The North Branch of the Library will provide storytelling activities and the U.S. Forest Service will provide a lesson for the evening.
– July 28 – The North Branch of the Summit County Library will provide storytelling and the Colorado Division of Wildlife will provide a lesson and activity.
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