Silverthorne Pavilion’s play days a little craftier |

Silverthorne Pavilion’s play days a little craftier

Summit Daily/Kristin Skvorc

SILVERTHORNE – Kids bouncing off the walls during Summit’s long winter season? Give the house a rest with the Silverthorne Pavilion’s Winter and Spring Children’s Entertainment Series, which this year has added bounce houses and a craft activity to the existing stage shows of the children’s series.After hearing from parents in June about what they wanted in the series, Pavilion coordinators tailored the series to give people what they desired, Silverthorne Pavilion coordinator Maggie Butler said.

Parents are now free to the events, as well as children under 1 year of age. Otherwise, it’s $5 per kid. Also a “Tiny Tots” area will be available for infants to play in a safe place while parents are doing crafts with their other kids.Play days are scheduled for the second Sunday of the month through May and consist of a craft activity from 3-4 p.m., followed by a stage show from 4-4:30 p.m.The next play day on Feb. 12 will have a huge obstacle course with the bounce structures. The craft for the Pre-Valentine’s Day event will be to create a 10-can votive candleholder. “The Amazing Dave Elstun,” who is back by popular demand, will provide magical entertainment.

The theme for Sunday, March 12, is St. Paddy’s Day. Kids will be making a St. Paddy’s yarn bug, followed by the theatrical entertainer Hugo Sayles. Creepy Crawler Day on Sunday, April 9, will feature Rick the Reptile Guy, who, along with his zoo of snakes and lizards, has recently moved to Summit County. Rick DeRidder, reptile enthusiast, offers an educational experience with about 20 different kinds of reptiles in tow.

“The Crocodile Hunter gave me the name (Rick the Reptile Guy),” DeRidder said. “He signed an autograph to me like that when I first got started.”The craft for the April date will be to make a leather snake.The final play day of the season will be Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14. There will be a cash bar with “Mom”osas available and Sue Schnitzer will perform an interactive program with sing-alongs and dancing. Kids can make presents for mom during the craft time.

For more information about the Silverthorne Pavilion’s Winter and Spring Children’s Entertainment Series, call (970) 262-7395 or visit Brefeld can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 13622, or

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