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The Annual Turkey Trot five-mile race takes place at Fort Lewis College. A one-mile family fun run will also be held. Start time for the five-mile race is 10 a.m. The one-mile begins at 11 a.m.

Pongas, 121 W. Eighth St., presents a singles, 8-ball pool tournament at 7 p.m. 382-8554 for more info.

Steff Mahan plays rock, country and folk at Christina’s Grill and Bar, 3416 N. Main Ave. 382-3844 for more info.



Interface plays jazz/rock at Grizzly Peak Pub, at Cascade Village Resort, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. $2 margs while they play. Also, happy hour takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 featuring half-price apps. 259-3500.

Brian Carter brings jazz guitar and piano to Christina’s Grill and Bar, 3416 N. Main Ave. 382-3844 for more info.

DJs Brian Ess and Pierre play house music at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave. 259-9200 for more info.

Combo Deluxe plays good old-fashioned rock and roll at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. 259-1400 for more info.

Midnight Rose plays the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 East Second Ave. 375-2568 for more info.



The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., and Pennington Camera will present a digital photography open house from 1 to 3 p.m. at the gallery. Pennington’s Jeff Scott will show off the latest equipment, and Paul Boyer of the Open Shutter Workshops will discuss digital photography workflow. 385-8355 for more info.

Each Others Legend gets psychedelic at Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-1475 for more info.

Combo Deluxe rocks out at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. 259-1400 for more info.

Terry Rickard plays acoustic rock at Christina’s Grill and Bar, 3416 N. Main Ave. 382-3844 for more info.

DJs Jeremy Swain and Patrick Fee play house and hip-hop and host open mic all night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., for Ladies Night. 259-9200 for more info.

Midnight Rose swings at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 East Second Ave. 375-2568 for more info.




Pongas hosts free pool after 6 p.m. at 121 W. Eighth St. 382-8554 for more info.

New Orleans singer-songwriters Anders Osborne and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux play Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-1475 for more info.

Michael Martin Murphey performs his “Cowboy Christmas” at 6 p.m. at the FLC Community Concert Hall. The show features classic and new tunes that set the tone for the holiday season. 247-7657 for more info.

The Sweet Ross Quartet and Brad Tarpley Trio play jazz at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. 259-1400 for more information



The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts open mic night. 247-2324 for more info.

Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., hosts Comic Kazi with Durango Dot Comedy. 259-1400.



CU Boulder professor Alison Jaggar presents a lecture entitled “Living With Contradiction: Some Dilemmas of Liberal Feminism” at 7 p.m. in FLC’s Chemistry Hall, Room No. 130. Her lecture explores dilemmas faced by American feminists. 247-7002 for more info.

Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave., kicks off Tuesday Trivia at 8 p.m. 382-9664 for more info.

King Karaoke takes place at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. at 7 p.m. 259-1400 for more info.



Wolf Creek sells reduced price tickets for Local’s Appreciation Day.

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

The Unidentified Jazz Project plays at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. 247-2324 for more info.

The Fort Lewis College Employee Council hosts its annual Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Union Building Ballroom. This event gives people the opportunity to buy hand-made arts and crafts at reasonable prices. 247-7542 for more info.

The Durango Chapter of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association presents a live showcase of original music at 7 p.m. at Storyville, 1150 Main Ave. For more info or to perform in future showcases, call 749-6475.

Drs. Bruce Andrea, James Burpee and Marvin Collentine will present a lecture on social issues of aging, preventive health and anti-aging concepts at 7 p.m. in Room 130 Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College. 247-7400 for more info.



The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, will screen Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine” through Dec. 18. “Bowling for Columbine” is an alternately humorous and horrifying film about the violent soul of America. The film shows nightly at 6 & 8:30 p.m. 385-1711 for more info.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts a silent auction of pieces donated by college faculty, students and donors Dec. 2 -6. Students will receive 50 percent of the proceeds, and faculty and other donors will receive a tax deduction for their donations. Remaining proceeds will benefit the Art Gallery and future exhibits. 247-7167.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., presents the “Spirit in Hand Holiday Boutique” through Dec. 23 in the Barbara Conrad Gallery. The exhibit will feature inspired gift items from local and regional artists. A “Meet the Makers” reception will be held Friday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. An exhibit titled “Holiday Cards,” a display of handmade cards, will run concurrently in the DAC Art Library. 259-2606.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 East Second Ave., presents an exhibit titled “The Heart of Asia” with the works of Kate Thompson, Bob Winsett and Margy Dudley. The exhibit, which runs through Dec.12, includes photographs from Mongolia, Bhutan and China, and chronicles lifestyles and cultures. 382-8355.

The Center of Southwest Studies presents, “Potters and Painters: The Artistry of Mata Ortiz.” This collection features contemporary pottery from the village of Mata Ortiz in northern Mexico. Other exhibits on display include “Ranch Families: Culture of America” and “The Durango Collection.” Regular gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays. 247-7456.



Ska Brewing will host its annual Punk Rock Breakfast with the Thirteens, Gina Go Faster and beer and cocktails well before noon at Storyville, 1150 Main Ave., Dec. 8.

Fort Lewis College Theatre presents “A Christmas Memory” Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 15. The play is adapted from a Truman Capote story in which a young boy shares Christmas memories of his best friend, who also happens to be his great aunt. 247-7089 for more info.

Fort Lewis College and Colorado Materials Exchange present a free workshop on computer reuse and recycling on the afternoon of Dec. 6 in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum. (303) 492-4330.

The merchants of Second Avenue will host a Second Avenue Holiday Celebration on Dec. 7 including music, art openings, arts and crafts, and special events. 247-2211 for more info.

The Business Women’s Network presents a Christmas Auction and gift exchange on Dec. 10 at the Rochester Hotel, 247-1242 for more info.


Alternatives to drilling in the HDs
What: The findings of a new study on other options for the HD Mountains
When: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3
Where: Fort Lewis College’s Noble Hall-Room 125

The Fort Lewis College Environmental Center will present a lecture by Ecos Consulting on possible alternatives for drilling in the nearby HD Mountains. The talk is titled “The HD Mountains of Southwest Colorado: Impact of Proposed Coal-Bed Methane Development and Promising Alternatives.”

Located 20 miles southeast of Durango, the HD Mountains are home to old-growth ponderosa pine and provide important habitat to wildlife. The proposed drilling of 300 new gas wells threatens one of the last, large old-growth stands in the region. A Durango-based environmental and energy-efficiency consulting firm, Ecos Consulting, has recently completed a study and will share alternatives to the proposed plan.

Fort Lewis College Environmental Center Coordinator Michael Rendon said the HDs represent one of the few places in the region that have not been hit by drilling.

“There is quite a bit of habitat and wildlife in that vicinity,” he said. “It is the only place left in the area that hasn’t been drilled.”

For more information, contact Rendon at 247-7091.


Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum play holiday show

What:Folk and bluegrass holiday concert
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5
Where: Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave

Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum bring their “Winter’s Grace” tour to Durango featuring a concert of holiday and winter-themed songs from their “Winter’s Grace” album, as well as bluegrass, folk and old-time classics from their entire catalog. The duo, which will be making its third Durango Society of Cultural & Performing Arts appearance, also has graced the stages of such events as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Silverton Jubilee and RockyGrass Festival.

Lewis is known for her songwriting, singing, bluegrass and old-time fiddling. She has recorded a string of critically-acclaimed albums for the Flying Fish and Rounder labels, including “The Oak and the Laurel,” which was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Contemporary Folk Album category in 1996. She has twice been chosen as the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year, and her song “Who Will Watch The Home Place?” was chosen as the IBMA Song of the Year in 1994. “Tall Pines,” a song from her 1999 album “Laurie Lewis and Her Bluegrass Pals,” was the nation’s No. 1 bluegrass song for three months.

Rozum shares vocal duties with Lewis and plays mandolin and guitar. His duet album with Lewis, “The Oak and the Laurel,” earned a Grammy nomination in 1996. His highly acclaimed solo debut, “Jubilee,” was recently released on Signature Sounds.

Longtime Lewis & Rozum collaborator (and former member of Laurie Lewis & Grant Street), Peter McLaughlin, will play lead guitar.

Tickets can be bought at Canyon Music Woodworks, the Durango Arts Center and Southwest Sound, or by calling the DAC, 259-2606.


FLC hosts annual Holiday Bash
What:The FLC Music Department’s annual holiday concert
7 pm, Fri, Dec 6
Where: FLC concert hall
How Much: A mere $5 for adults; $1 for students and kids

The Fort Lewis College Music Department’s annual Holiday Bash concert will feature performances by the college’s string quartet, concert band, men’s and women’s ensembles, and the chamber and concert choirs.

A wide selection of seasonal music will be performed, including Christmas and Hanukkah songs. Fort Lewis College Professor of Music and Director of Choirs Linda Mack invites everyone to get into the spirit of the season. “The bash is the Music Department’s holiday gift to the campus and community,” she said. “The night will be a lot of fun, and everyone will have a good time.”

Refreshments – including cider and hot chocolate – will be served.

Tickets are available at the Community Concert Hall Box Office and can be bought by calling 247-7657.






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