Silver City Summer Program Continues With Free Classes for Adults and Children in July 2015

Silver City, Nevada – Jim Barcellos of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) is back in Silver City this summer by popular demand with his hands-on, fun science experiments for ages 8 to 12 on Wednesday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 22 from 10am to noon at the Silver City Community Center/School House at 385 High Street.

Please call Quest Lakes at (775) 287-7598 for more information.

The science activities are part of a free summer-long program that has also included lessons with artist Karen Kreyeski, a literacy fair with United Way, a bike safety rodeo with Western Safe Routes to Schools, engineering lessons with Society of Women Engineers, and upcoming workshops on poetry, art, and sound with visiting artist Brian Schorn.

Jim Barcellos of UNCE will lead his popular science experiments at the Silver City Summer Program in July

Jim Barcellos of UNCE will lead his popular science experiments at the Silver City Summer Program in July. Pictured here, students test their wind turbines.

Poetry, Sound, and Art: Visting artist Brian Schorn, a remarkable visual artist, poet and musician who has taught at Brown University, Michigan University, and Interlochen Arts Academy, will offer free lessons in July also. As part of a new resident artist program in Silver City, Schorn will offer three free workshops for adults and teens at the Silver City Community Center. Schorn noted that “no special skills are necessary; anyone can come and enjoy the workshops.” The three workshops are:

*Surrealist Art Techniques, Tuesday July 14th from 10am – noon.

*Poetry Reading and the Creative Writing Exercises, Tuesday July 21st from 10am-noon.

*Sound Ecology Workshop, Including Listening Exercises and Sound Mapping, Tuesday July 28th from 10am – noon (please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring sun screen, etc. as this workshop will include some walking). Schorn explains that “Sound Ecology helps develop an awareness for sounds existing in your environment, whether natural or man made.”

Shakespeare: The summer program will conclude with a family-friendly field trip to see Shakespeare on the beach at Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe on August 4th at 10am. The play this year is Romeo and Juliet.

The yearly youth summer program is made possible, in part, by Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey, plus guest teachers from many regional groups and local fundraisers, donations and volunteer work from dozens of Silver City residents and groups. The community of Silver City, which is located in one of Nevada’s National Historic Landmarks , launched the popular children’s summer program in 2003.

For additional information or to reserve your spot in the classes, contact Quest Lakes at (775) 287-7598.

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