The Hidden Garden Gallery next FOOD for THOUGHT presentation:

“Our Ghost Ancestors” by Mark Jeffreys      August 5, 2018, Knox Hall at 7:30

The rapidly developing field of ancient DNA is allowing us, for the first time, to understand the exact relationship of many fossil finds to living species, including our own, by using direct genetic comparison. Studies revealing unexpected relationships, ghost populations, and startlingly vivid depictions of what ancient humans looked like are being published at an accelerating rate. This talk aims to introduce you to the science and to catch you up on the latest and most significant findings. You may be surprised to learn whose genes you and I still carry (and whose we don’t).

Mark Jeffreys is an evolutionary anthropologist, a poet, and a professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. A summer resident of the Slocan for more than a decade, he has given several previous “Food for Thought” talks on topics including the evolution of storytelling, human uniqueness, sex, and time.


Sweet Dreams Guesthouse will provide evening meals by reservation.
Fixed menu, 6:30 pm.  July 20, 21, 27, 28, August 10, 11, 17, 18,
Aug. 24, 25, 31 and Sept. 1
Appetizer, Main Course and Dessert:  $35.00      to reserve, call:   358.2415

Menu for July 20:  > mixed garden greens with balsamic dressing, homemade bread and selection of cheeses> pan seared pork tenderloin with port and sour cherry reduction, cauliflower mash and medley of broccoli, carrots and sweet peppers> wild berry crisp and whip cream> >
Menu for July 21> Mixed garden greens with tahini dressing, homemade bread and selection of cheeses> Pan sear black sesame crusted tuna loin with wasabi sauce and pickled ginger, ginger and soya sauce snap peas and mushrooms, steamed curried rice> Chocolate decadence cake with berries.   info: Sweet Dreams 358-2415


Bellvue  street will be blocked off in front of the Bosun Hall to host the 18th
Annual New Denver Antique and Collectible Street Fair Sunday July 22, 2018.
8 :00 am – 3:00pm
At the Bosun Hall in New Denver. To book a table call Helen @ 250-355-2354


July 14, 2018

Outdoor Yoga starts this Tuesday and continues every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-10:00 in the Gardens with Jeremy Down. Bring your mats for Hatha Flow. Cost is $10.00.


At the Hidden Garden Gallery
For the week of July 17 to 22, the Hidden Garden Gallery in New Denver will
host a two person exhibition featuring artists Loraine Stephanson showing small panels in oil and Barbara Ballachey displaying a group of acrylic paintings on canvas. As an extra bonus – Isabelle Perron, award winning classical string soloist who has played with orchestras in Europe and North America, will provide music for the reception, Saturday July 21, 7 to 9 pm.

Margaret Anne Sonnenberg will be showcasing a series of drawings in her show titled “Balance”, paying homage to our surrounding Selkirk Mountains in the Valhalla of Slocan Valley. Her show runs July 24 to 29 with a reception to be held on Tuesday July 24, 7 to 8:30 pm with music provided by Gary Wright.

The Hidden Garden Gallery is located at 112 Slocan Ave, New Denver, behind Sweet Dreams Guesthouse, and is open 10 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Sunday. For more information please visit


There are spaces for 8 more musicians to take part in a free gong workshop at the Silverton Gallery on August 19, 4-9 p.m. with the Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO).

NGO is a contemporary live Sound Art project that tours throughout North and Central America. NGO is a continuous, growing community engagement project; and the only bowed Gong orchestra in existence in the world today. The rich harmonies produced from multiple layers of bowed gongs are transformative, engaging and inspiring for both players and audiences. The gong bows and surrounding instrumentation equipment are handmade by Nakatani Kobo.

This unique workshop will be of particular interest to percussionists, but will be engaging for musicians of all kinds. Register now to secure your spot! If you know someone who may be interested, please encourage them to contact us to reserve a spot. Email or call 250-265-7173.
Claire Paradis Communications

July 12, 2018

358 Exchange – I am reaching out to you today to ask for your input on an important project underway in our community.
As part of its community-building efforts, the Village of Silverton is assisting a local group to determine the feasibility of a new shared space in the Silverton / New Denver area. As currently envisioned, the new space will be a community hub with coworking space.
The objective of the new space is to bring individuals and non-profits who might be working on their own into a common collaborative environment. The space would provide work, meeting and event space, services and support that could be accessed on a full or part-time basis.  By bringing together a number of users, these facilities often provide access to better equipment than people can afford on their own.
Your thoughts and comments will help us determine the feasibility of creating a community hub with coworking space in the Silverton / New Denver area, and help us shape the design and use of such a space.

Click here to access the survey Http://  to share your input, thoughts and comments. Deadline for completion is July 18th.
Thank you in advance for your participation.  Sincerely,  Danika Hammond

July 11, 2018

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FOR RENT:  One BR, cozy, partially furnished cabin on Red Mountain Rd, Silverton.  Nicely situated on wooded property with small  mountain view.  Ideal for one person/couple.  Wood stove/electric heat.  NS/No pets.  References required. $450 + Utilities.  Avail Sept 15.   CONTACT:  Collene (250) 358-2432


          Denise Battagin’s “A Journey in the Making” runs from July 10 to 15. Her show features traditional as well as contemporary quilt making. The opening reception is July 10, 7-9 pm with music by Western Flyer.
The Hidden Garden Gallery is located at 112 Slocan Ave., New Denver behind Sweet Dreams Guesthouse, and is open 10 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Sunday. For more information please visit