The Adaptive Sports Association hosts a benefit at Ken and Sue's East including patio dining with featured wines by Robert Mondavi and a live and silent auction. Call 259-0374 for tickets and absentee bidding.

The Shanti School in the Smiley Building hosts a
free introduction and demonstration of Tai Chi at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. New session starts Tuesday, Sept. 24; anyone is welcome to come try one of these classes at no charge. Contact or call 259-6508 for more info.

Zack Parish plays Texas blues at Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-1475 for more info.

Goodfoot plays jazz/funk downstairs at Scoot n’ Blues, 900 Main Ave., beginning at 10 p.m. 259-1400.

Steve Vanbuskirk and Amy Larochelle play folkin’ rock at Christina’s Grill and Bar, 3416 N. Main Ave. 382-3844 for more info.

Celtic jam band Wolfstone plays the Rico Theatre & Café, (970) 967-2233 for more info.

The Wild Horse Saloon, 601 East Second Ave., hosts Amateur Fight Night at 8 p.m. 375-2568 for more info.

Haggard’s Black Dog Tavern, 10 miles east of Durango on Florida Road, hosts Canyon Dog Jam, an open bluegrass jam hosted by Canyon Music Woodworks. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in at 7 p.m. 259-5657 for more info.

Mama’s Cookin’ returns to Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-1475 for more info.

Steamworks, 801 East Second Ave., features hip hop from DJ Morning Bear
and emcee M.C.
starting at 10:30 p.m. $3 cover. 259-9200 for more info.

Blues/rock band Combo Deluxe jams at Scoot n’ Blues, 900 Main Ave. 259-1400 for more information.

Joe Gilbert plays at Christina’s Grill and Bar, 3416 N. Main Ave. 382-3844 for more info.

Tim Sullivan and Narrow Gauge play the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 East Second Ave. 375-2568.

The Lawn Chair Kings rock out at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. 247-2324 for more info.

Beastie Boys Night at Steamworks, 801 East Second Ave., a live band doing all Beastie Boys covers and Ladies Night specials at 10:30 p.m. 259-9200.

Tim Sullivan and Narrow Gauge play the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 East Second Ave. 375-2568 for more info.

Samurai Sword Testing plays Latin grooves at Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-1475 for more info.

Blues/rock band Combo Deluxe plays Scoot n’ Blues, 900 Main Ave.
259-1400 for more information.

Join other “Wild Women at Play” for a Sunday hike. Meet at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., at 9 a.m.; depart at 10 a.m. RSVP to Rachelle at 259-9632 if you plan to attend.

Blues/rock band Combo Deluxe plays the Ride & Rock & Roll party at Scoot n’ Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 3 p.m. 259-1400 for more information.

Pongas hosts a nine-ball, handicap tournament at 1 p.m. at 121 W. Eighth St. Call 382-8554 for more information.

Terry Rickard plays acoustic classics at El Patio, 600 Main Ave.

Durango Dot Comedy improv group plays Scoot n’ Blues, 900 Main
Ave., 259-1400 for information.

Pongas, 121 W. Eighth St., hosts a nine ball tournament with $100 added to total purse at 7 p.m. Call 382-8554 for more info.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., will host a talk and reading by Lawrence Suid, author of the newly revised Guts and Glory: The Making of the American Military Image in Film from 7 to 8 p.m. Dr. Suid has written about the fruits of Hollywood’s collaboration with the American military from the pre-World War I period to the present. 247-1438 for more info.

Kathy Turner, certified personal and professional coach, will present a workshop entitled “Investing in Your Values,” designed to provide tools to make sense of daily demands on time. This workshop takes place at the Women’s Resource Center, 723 East Second Ave. and costs $5 for WRC members, $15 for nonmembers. Call 247-1242 to register by Monday, Sept. 23.

Pongas, 121 W. Eighth St., presents a scotch doubles pool tournament at 7 p.m. Call 382-8554 for more info.

Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., hosts Punk Night with The Thirteens, Girl Repellant and Limit Point. 259-1475 for more info.

The Legends of Karaoke featuring Steve Kahler take the stage at Scoot n’ Blues, 900 Main Ave. at 7 p.m. 259-1400 for more info.

The Petrified Jazz Quartet plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., 247-2324 for more info.

Local art professor Marilee Jantzer-White continues the Fall 2002 Life-Long Learning Lecture Series by exploring how photography and painting has shaped modern art in America at 7 p.m. in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum at Fort Lewis College.Admission is free. 247-7400 for more info.

The Abbey Theatre will be screening “One Giant Leap,” by young British filmmakers Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman, who embarked upon a global journey through 20 countries, equipped solely with a digital video camera and a vision. The vision was to capture the unique fusion of sound, image and spoken word from some of the world’s most influential artists and musicians. The end result is a new genre of film somewhere between documentary and pop-video. The Abbey will screen the film nightly through Tuesday, at 7 & 8:45 p.m.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery features an exhibit of works by Mary Ellen
Long through Oct. 2. Long’s “
Forest Walk” includes installation, books and sculpture created with natural materials and paper. Call 247-7456 for more info.

The Diamond Circle Theatre, 699 Main Ave., presents Louis L’Amour’s “The One for the Mohave Kid,” an old-time radio show on stage. The play runs at 7:45 p.m. through Saturday. The radio show is followed by “Fascinating Rhythm,” a revue featuring the songs and humor of George Gershwin. Call 247-3400 to reserve tickets or more information.

The Durango Arts Center hosts Fort Lewis College Professor Emeritus Stanton Englehart’s creative work in a thematic presentation. Painting, drawing and collage spanning Englehart’s 50-year career will be on display through Sept. 28. 259-2606 for more info.

Fort Lewis College’s Center for Southwest Studies hosts the Navajo weaving exhibit “Generations” and a collection of New Deal color public art entitled “A New Deal is Still A Good Deal” through Sept. 29. The gallery’s hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Call 247-7456.

Casino Night kicks off this year’s Mancos Fall Festival with an evening of games, music and dancing. Join in the fun at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at the Mancos VFW Hall, 136 Grand Ave. For $20, participants
will get $150 of play money to “gamble” away at blackjack, craps, roulette and Klackers – a board game guaranteed to get you hooked on “Klacking.” There also will be a local DJ spinning dance music for
every age, hourly drawings for door prizes and an auction at the end of the evening for bid with your winnings. 247-2040.

The Durango Society of Cultural & Performing Arts presents singer-songwriter Todd Snider in concert at the Durango Arts Center on Thursday, Sept. 26. Snider has built a cult following on his reputation as a live performer and on independent-, college- and public-radio staples like “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Blues,” “D.B. Cooper,” “Beer Run” and “Vinyl Records.” Snider has drawn comparisons to artists ranging from rocker Tom Petty to twangbrokers Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark and Jerry Jeff Walker. Snider has performed with artists including John Prine and Jimmy Buffett. 375-1753 for more info.

The fourth annual “Cinders, Song & Sauvignon” will take place Friday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 29. The only official benefit held for the nonprofit Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall, the unique event is actually three activities in one: an evening concert featuring the classic pop-rock group Poco, a sparkling gruet brunch held at The Palace Restaurant, and a wine-tasting excursion to the Cascade Wye on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Tickets are limited and must be reserved in advance through the concert hall box office at 247.7657, or on-line at

Abbey celebrates peace day
What: Two Bands
When: Saturday, 9p.m.
Where: The Abbey Theatre
How Much: $10
More info.:

Back in 1999, Sept. 21 was established as “Peace One Day,” the vision of young British filmmaker Jeremy Gilley. Since then, the initiative to establish Sept. 21 as Peace One Day has flourished, with
the United Nations officially recognizing an “International Day of Peace” with a call for a global ceasefire and nonviolence beginning with Sept. 21, 2002
onward. The Abbey Theatre will be observing it as well by hosting a concert
with local band The Lindells, who will open for Mitote, a Latin jazz band from
Mexico. The bands kick off at 9 p.m., and the event will replace that evening’s
late showing of “One Giant Leap.” Tickets are available at the door..


Slide guitarist Phelps comes to town

When: Sunday, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Durango Arts Center
How much: $13-$15
More info.: 375-1753

Two Nice Girls productions present Kelly Joe Phelps, a haunting blues slide guitarist known for his strong, smoky vocals. With four critically acclaimed albums to his name, Phelps was recently named one of Acoustic Guitar’s 15 “Artists of the Decade,” along with such notables as Dave Matthews, Gillian Welch and Ani DiFranco.
Phelps combines outstanding musicianship with haunting lyrics and a soulful voice. He pulls listeners into a world where Delta and country blues, folk and old-time music meet. The Washington Postlauded Phelps, saying, “Anyone who has ever seen singer-songwriter Kelly Joe Phelps in concert
knows he makes quite a first impression.” Blues Revuecommented, “Phelps knows how to create that elusive quality best described as ‘magic.’” Opening the concert and touring with Phelps is Paul Curreri, a bright new, acoustic bluesman. Curreri mixes exceptional songwriting with virtuoso Piedmont and Delta-style blues guitar. Two Nice Girls is a “kinfolk” organization to the Durango Society of Cultural and Performing Arts, founded by Laurie Eagle and Tami Graham.


Hiking with the Moon
When: Saturday, 7-9 pm
Where: Colorado Trail, top of Molas pass.
How Much: Free
More info.: Durango Nature Studies 382-9244

Durango Nature Studies and San Juan National
Forest are offering a full-moon hike Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Colorado Trail at Molas Pass. This free hike will include discussion about the mythology of the moon and current/seasonal natural history, and will depart from the rest area on U.S. Hwy. 550 at the top of Molas Pass. A
snack and beverages will be provided. There is no charge, but registration is required. Call Durango Nature Studies, for more information or to register. These hikes fill quickly so people are encouraged to call soon if interested.


Candidates Forum

When: Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Where: FLC Center of Southwest Studies
More info.: 247-7676
FA public candidate’s environmental forum will take place Tuesday and include La Plata County commissioner candidates Jean Walter (D) and Sheryl Ayers (R), as well as Sixth District State Senate candidates Jim Isgar, (D) Hesperus, and Kay Alexander, R-Montrose.
The candidates will be asked questions on environmental topics, and written questions will be accepted from audience members. As the last question before closing statements, each candidate will have an opportunity to ask the opposition one question on any topic. Rep. Mark Larson, R-Cortez, who is running unopposed for reelection, also will attend. The forum is sponsored by the Fort Lewis Environmental Center, the Center of
Southwest Studies and the La Plata Environmental Campaign Committee. The Campaign Committee includes the Coalition to Save Perins Peak, the Colorado Environmental Coalition, Colorado Wild, Friends of the Animas River, the Oil and Gas Accountability Project, San Juan Citizens Alliance, the Sierra Club and the Turtle Lake Refuge.





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