Saturday, July 22nd will kick off the opening day of the 2017 CLAY Festival with a tour, a free workshop, children's activities, and the Farm to Table Fundraiser.
The Pony Hills Petroglyph Tour leaves the Visitor Center at 8:15am and will meet with guide Ernie Valles. He will describe the surrounding landscape and history of the area on this 1 - 1.5 mile hike that has petroglyphs dating from 600-1200 A.D. There is only 1 spot left on this tour!
Head over to Syzygy Tile between 10am-4pm to make a bowl or two for the Empty Bowls fundraiser event that will take place in October. Empty Bowls is a free workshop teaching basic clay techniques to workshop participants. The bowls produced will help raise funds for the local food pantry and increase awareness of hunger in our community. No registration is necessary - drop by anytime between 10am-4pm.
There are two children's activities taking place at the Silver City Museum - a plate decorating activity and a hands-on gold panning activity. Stop by for some fun between 1:30pm-3:30pm - no registration necessary, just come by!
The Farm to Table event promises to be a very special dinner between roasted lamb and other locally grown and prepared dishes, Gruet wine pairings, and service provided by two local youth internship programs, and a table set with individual and unique place-settings. This event is SOLD OUT, but keep an eye out for it next year, and for pictures posted on social media during the event.
CLAY Festival kicks off with Empty Bowls, Pony Hills Petroglyph Tour, children's activities, and Farm to Table