Latest News – June 12
It’s Films, Fun and Friday Night Theater Try-outs!
Who needs an air-conditioned cinema when you have Ice Palace Park? Well, for now, as long as the weather holds, no one!
That’s right, the Community Movie Night series is back and they’re kicking off the season this Saturday, June 14, showing The Lomax in Ice Palace Park. This loveable Dr. Suess book hits the big screen as the tale of a young boy who encounters a cantankerous forest creature after venturing outside of his artificial city in search of a tree.
The show starts at dusk, which is generally about 8:30 this time of year. The movie is FREE. Ice Palace Park is located north of the Mining Museum (E. 10th Street Entrance). And be sure to check out the “Get Outdoors Celebration” (story below) for a list of all the other activities happening all day, before the first film in the Community Movie Night series.
This series of movies is funded entirely with private donations from the community. Here’s a full line-up of this summer’s movies, as well as some information about how you can become a sponsor of this great community event: INFO.
It’s Summertime – Join the “Get Outdoors Celebration”
Saturday, June 14 should be an action packed day in Leadville, including the “Get Outdoors Celebration”.
This is the first year for this event sponsored by the Lake County Recreation Department. All of the action takes place at Ice Palace Park, located just north of the Mining Museum (E. 10th Street Entrance).
Starting at 12:30 there will be a variety of kids events held throughout the day until the movie at 8:30 p.m. Below is the schedule of FREE events for the entire family. All events will start or take place at Ice Palace Park.
- 12:30p.m. – Bike Ride on the Mineral Belt Trail with Natalie LaVoie
- 1 p.m. – Qui Gong with Diane Mrkvicka
- 1:30 p.m. – Zumba with Jaden Skinner
- 2:30 p.m. – Story Time with Anita Harvey from the Lake County Public Library
- 3 p.m. – Kite Flying and Crafts with Felicia Roeder
- 4 p.m. – Tag and Other Games with Sarah Wells
- 5 p.m. – Free BBQ Dinner
- 6:30 p.m. – Kickball
- 7:30 p.m. – Music and time to relax
- 8:30 p.m. Movie in the Park featuring The Lorax
Kids Theater Program (and more) Returns to Leadville
Remember the theater programs for kids that Susan Fladager used to put on at St. George’s Church? It was back in the early 2000,. Well, good news, Susan is back in town and has teamed up with Leadvillite Carol Bellhouse to provide a bunch of Friday night events this summer. They will be mixing it up from poetry readings and slams, to reader’s theater and music. To kick if off, they’re having auditions for the theater portion tomorrow Friday, June 13.
Here’s the info:
Leadville Theater’s Summer of Fun will be held Friday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at St. George Church (W. 4th & Pine Streets). The try-outs are open to all ages (children and teens especially welcome), no experience necessary.
Reader’s Theater is minimal theater with no memorization, sets or costumes. Characterized as a joint dramatic reading, the time commitment required for rehearsals and performance will be under five hours. For information, call Carol Bellhouse at 719-486-1282 or Susan Fladager at 719-293-2287.