Fun for kids at Burning Mountain Park |

Fun for kids at Burning Mountain Park

Kids will have a great time at Kidz Korner, located under a large tent on the east side of Burning Mountain Park, after the parade on Saturday. “It will be open to all children, and will include rock painting, bead art, cookie art, face painting, storytelling by Shelley Hemig, a baby crawl, a Treasure Hunt sponsored by Sunshine Farms, a water marble activity, and clowns galore! Kids will have something to take with them from every activity,” said Kidz Korner organizer Judy Gordon. “If any young mommies want to volunteer for 30 minutes to help relieve other volunteers, it would be greatly appreciated. Just show up at Kidz Korner,” added Gordon.Show your support for the dedicated New Castle Art Guild by coming down to the New Castle Community Center on Friday and Saturday for the annual Artphest. Thirty local artists will display judged varieties of artwork that are also for sale. For those who are on a strict budget, there is always the bargain bin. Viewers can vote for their favorites in the People’s Choice category. You won’t want to miss the great show the Art Guild presents. Hours for Artphest are from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Events at Ritter Plaza on Saturday include Trulee and Lulu from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a Magic Show from 1-2 p.m., Dan Sheridan from 2-2:30 p.m., Haden Gregg and Kelly Michels from 4-5 p.m., The Great Loudini from 5-5:30 p.m. and John Noel from 5:30-6 p.m. Refreshments by the New Hope Church. Various artisans’ displays and demonstrations will be at Ritter Plaza throughout the day.The latest from the Miss Piggy camp: Be sure to participate in the Miss Piggy Pig Squealing Contest on Friday night after the Burning Mountain Pageant coronation in the park, approximately 7 p.m. Imagine the thrills you’ll get completely abandoning all dignity.Many heartfelt thanks to Bob and Judy Gordon, Jeff and Brenda Simonson, Sue Maisch, New Castle Family Fitness, and Schmueser, Gordon Meyer for Miss Piggy’s radical transformation. Thanks also to Larry Borgard for the donation to get my name on the ballot, and the inspiration for Miss Piggy. Thanks to MicroPlastics for Miss Piggy’s signage. And much thanks to my husband, Steve Vasilakis, for his support for this project.-Anita Witt will present a program for the next New Castle museum meeting at 7 p.m. on July 29. She has a published work titled “I Remember One Horse: The Last of the Cowboys in Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond.”-The Glenwood Springs Community Center invites seniors to the Senior Trip to the Vail Valley Music Fest Bravo on Sunday, July 20, to see the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in the open-air amphitheater. There will be a noon departure from and a 10 p.m. return to the community center. Please call 384-6312 for more information.-Chuck Shupe, retired principal of New Castle School, called and reported he’s home, moving slowly and using crutches, although still in some pain. He thanks everyone for their positive thoughts. Please call me if you have any New Castle area news or inspirations to share. My column will be printed every other week from now on, to make room for news from Parachute.

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