Silverthorne touts National Recreation and Parks Month in July |

Silverthorne touts National Recreation and Parks Month in July

SILVERTHORNE – The Silverthorne Recreation Center is a proud sponsor of the National Recreation and Park Association’s designation of July as Recreation and Parks Month. The Silverthorne Recreation and Culture Department encourages all citizens to celebrate by participating in their choice of activities. The Silverthorne Recreation Center also invites citizens to take advantage of the Silverthorne Recreation Center’s NRPA Month Specials:July 1-7: free racquetball.July 8-14: members may bring a guest to the Silverthorne Recreation Center free of charge.July 14: free Fireside Storytelling at the Silverthorne Pavilion at 7 p.m.July 15-21: personal training session special; sign up for three personal training sessions at a reduced rate.July 24: ice cream social and free concert at the Silverthorne Pavilion at 6:30 p.m.July 28: free Fireside Storytelling at the Silverthorne Pavilion at 7 p.m.July 22-31: receive a 20 percent discount on any item in the pro shop.”It’s July – the kickoff of the summer season. It’s time to enjoy what your community offers. Play your favorite sport, visit the outdoors, spend time with family and friends, or just kick back and relax,” said Tammy Jamieson, Silverthorne Director of Recreation and Culture.The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) brings visibility to parks and recreation, delivers quality sports programs, parks, recreation activities, leisure experiences and provides opportunities for young people to live, grow, and develop into contributing members of society.Parks and recreation creates lifelines and continues life experiences for older members of our community and generates opportunities for people to come together and experience a sense of community through fun recreational pursuits.”Park and recreation agencies provide outlets for physical activities, socialization and stress-reducing experiences and parks, playgrounds, ball fields, nature trails, open space. Community and culture centers and historical sites make a community attractive and a desirable place to live, work, play and visit and contribute to out ongoing economic vitality,” Jamieson said.Parks, greenways and open space provide a welcome respite from our fast-paced, high-tech lifestyles while protecting and preserving our natural environment, nation and heritage.Parks and recreation agencies touch the lives of individuals, families, groups and the entire community and positively impact upon the social, economic, health and environmental quality of our community.—Volunteers wanted for Water, Weeds & Wildflowers eventSILVERTHORNE – Help is needed to make Continental Divide Land Trust’s new event, Water, Weeds & Wildflowers, a success. Interested locals and second-homeowners are invited to volunteer at this free event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Silverthorne Pavilion.”Water, Weeds and Wildflowers” offers all ages fun activities, wildflower walks and great information about noxious weeds, native plants and the water that holds it all together – and volunteers are essential in making that happen.The local nonprofit is in need of door greeters, snack sellers and people to help set up events and presentations. There will also be a kid’s program, so if you’re good at face painting or scavenger hunts, the Land Trust and our local landscapes need you.If you are interested in helping with the event or need more information, contact the Continental Divide Land Trust at (970) 453-3875 or—Photo workshops every Saturday and SundayBRECKENRIDGE – Come and meet the county’s top professional photographers in an intimate gallery setting every week at The Photographers Gallery at Breckenridge Photographics.Breckenridge Photographics hosts free photographic lectures every Saturday at 6 p.m. Bring your camera for a hands-on, free workshop in downtown Breckenridge. David Pfau of Breckenridge Photographics teaches $99 photography workshops every Sunday. Workshops begin at 6 a.m.Breckenridge Photographics is located in La Cima Mall, 500 S. Main St. For more information, call (970) 547-1518.

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