Crested Butte Mountain Theater – Summer Lineup!

YOUTHEATRE: The Performance Artist – High School

JUNE 9 – JULY 7 WEDNESDAYS 10 AM – NOON
This course is designed to inspire high schoolers to find their voice as an artist and to fuel their social curiosity. CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS AND INFO

“SUMMER WEDDING” 10 Minute Solo Play Festival

JUNE 18 & 19 STARTING AT 7PM
Enjoy original pieces from local artists outside and in the streets of Crested Butte. Audiences of up to 10 will be guided to six performances at six historic CB locations.CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS AND INFO

YOUTHEATRE: THE ACTOR’S TOOLBOX – MIDDLE SCHOOL

JULY 1 – 29 THURSDAYS, 3PM – 5PM
This course will introduce aspiring actors and theatre makers to many theatre basics – from auditioning to blocking, and monologues to scene work.CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS AND INFO

THEATRE IMAGINATION & CREATION CAMP – ELEMENTARY 

AUGUST 2 – 13
Students will spend half a day with CBMT learning performance basics and creating their own play. They will spend the second half with Trailheads Childrens’ Museum learning the visual arts part of a theatrical performance.CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS AND INFO

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S MASQUERADE: 2021 SUMMER GALA 

AUGUST 28, 2021
Celebrate and support 50 years of CBMT. CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS AND INFO

Mountain Roots Dorm Room Cooking Course

  • Are you a High School Senior approaching life’s next steps? Join us to learn how to make simple, healthy recipes in your dorm room or apartment. Take home a recipe book, gift bag, and be entered to win a gift card.
  • 5/10 from 4:30-7pm at Oh Be Joyful Church in Crested Butte
  • 5/12 from 4:30-7pm at Gunnison Mentors 8th Street School
  • $20 – Choice Pass youth get 50% off, use the discount code CHOICEPASS at registration  
  • Register at mountainrootsfoodproject.org

Healthy Media Use – Community Education Opportunities

Healthy Media Use for Parents of Toddlers through Elementary School – May 3rd from 5:30-6pm

  • The brain develops rapidly starting in the womb and is nearly adult size by the time children are 5 years of age.  This means that the majority of neurologic pathways are built before kids reach kindergarten.  It is, therefore, so important to give your child’s growing brain the best environment for healthy development.  While new technologies are being developed daily that engage and entertain these young minds, we need to be careful and selective about how we use them.  We will discuss the negative effects of media for young children, how to create a healthy “media-use plan” for your family, and some alternative ways to entertain kids at this age.  We will also talk about why boredom is a GREAT thing for young children!
  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87288019649

Healthy Media Use for 6th-12th Grade Youth and Parents – May 4th from 6-7:30pm

  • The internet has changed how we, including children, interact with the world.  Many middle and high school aged kids have 24-7 access to the internet on their smart phones.  Internet access allows many benefits, but also allows for potential dangerous exposures.  We will review some of these dangers, including online predators, cyberbullying, exposure to violent imaging/ideology, and easy access to pornography.  We will also discuss how this is contributing to increased rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidality among adolescents.  I will be sharing some tips on safeguarding your teens from these threats and talking about alternative healthy activities that they can substitute for “screen time”. 
  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86491258882

Dr. Charlie Hastings bio:

Dr. Charlie Hastings, board-certified pediatrician who started working for GVH in August 2020.  Dr. Charlie and his family moved to Gunnison from Montana in order to be closer to family in Texas.  They sought out Gunnison, knowing it to be a special mountain town where they could join their passions for mountain recreation and small community living.  Dr. Charlie loves all aspects of pediatric medicine, but especially enjoys partnering with families to help them navigate the challenges of parenting and child/parent relationships through the different developmental stages of infancy through adolescence and into adulthood.  He sees patients from newborn to 18 years at GVH Family Medicine Clinic. 

Let’s Keep Our Kids Safe!

Dear High School Parents, 

Teens live in a world that is more complex than ever. Online dating apps are widely used among adults, but may be dangerous for our kids – and our kids are using them. Tinder, in particular, is easy to access, requires no credit card or age verification, and tracks and shares the user’s location. Here is a very helpful article to help you understand how Tinder works and the risks it may pose to teens. Please talk with your kids about this important topic. Need more information?

Take a look at this study and visit Common Sense Media for more information. 

Upcoming youth programming opportunities

  • Kids Cook! Home Alone Course: Mountain Roots invites kids ages 10-16 to join the Mountain Roots Kids Cook! “Home Alone” Course. In this 6 week course, students will learn to make simple nutritious recipes that they can make on their own at home. Maybe they will even make some for you!  March 24th-April 28th Wednesdays 4:00 pm-6:00 pm at the 8th Street School in Gunnison. $125 registration. $20 Choice Pass discount available. Scholarships are available. If you would like to reserve a spot please email lily@mountainrootsfoodproject.org
  • Irwin Guides Outdoor Youth Leadership Program – The Irwin Guides Outdoor Youth Leadership Program will be June 13-18. Learn skills and leadership on this five day river and mountain experience. Open to youth ages 14-18 with the ability to learn and explore together among peers. Demonstration of motivation, leadership experience, and interest in the outdoors. Adequate fitness for a week of intense outdoor challenges. Application due may 10th. $300 for Choice Pass youth and $410 for other youth. Visit https://www.choicepass.net/outdoor-youth-leadership-program for the program application. Contact emirza@gunnisoncounty.org or 970-641-7612 for application (released April 1st) and questions. Limited spaces!