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The Durango Arts Center’s Summer Theater Academy presents a 3 p.m. performance of Disney’s “101 Dalmatians, Kids” at the DAC theater, 802 E. Second Ave. The academy is a class offered by the Durango Arts Force. 259-2606 for details.

Fort Lewis College’s free summer bluegrass series concludes from 6-8 p.m. in the Community Concert Hall with a show from The Badly Bent. This show is the final in the series and admission is free. 247-7657.

Durango Motorless Transit presents a group trail run on the Sale Barn trail at 6 p.m. Runners should meet at the trailhead near Dietz Market. 385-2664 for details.

Music in the Mountains presents a 7 p.m. show of Festival Chamber Music at Durango Mountain Resort. Selections include pieces from Beethoven and Mozart. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, hosts Open Mic Night from 8:30-11 p.m. Sign-ups for music and poetry begin at 8:30 p.m. 375-2121 for details.

DJ Matthew spins music for ’80s Night at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

The Ethereal Plane, a jam band from Boulder, brings their show to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts “Caught in the Undertow,” a showcase of local hip hop talent at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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The San Juan Mountains Association offers a free, guided naturalist hike at Durango Mountain Resort from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 385-1210 for details.

A benefit for a chiropractic mission trip to Brazil takes place from 2-7 p.m. at the Inner Ray Café, 202 W. 22nd St. The event includes adjustments and massage, silent auction, bake sale, lemonade stand and more. 259-0968 for details.

Amnesty International and the Southwest Colorado Peace & Justice Coalition will hold a candlelight vigil commemorating the 60th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from 4:30-6 p.m. at the corner of 11th St. and Main Ave. The public

is encouraged to attend.

Thom Rader plays classical guitar at The Berliner, 7874 Hwy 172 in Oxford, at 7 p.m. 884-2098 for details.

The Durango Arts Center’s Summer Theater Academy presents a 7 p.m. performance of Disney’s “101 Dalmatians, Kids” at the DAC theater, 802 E. Second Ave. 259-2606 for details.

Music in the Mountains presents a free Conservatory Young Artists Performance at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Lewis College’s Roshong Recital Hall. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Mancos State Park (Jackson Lake) presents “Another Day, Another Dollar, the Role of the Civilian Conservation Core in Southwest Colorado,” at talk by Don Ross at 8:30 p.m. 533 -7065 for details.

DJ Shoe spins a contemporary club mix at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

The Lawn Chair Kings bring their suburban rock to Silverton with a 9 p.m. show at the Explorer’s Club.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents an evening of punk and hardcore from Smut Vendor, Gina Go Faster, Bold Type, Dead Cowboys and more, at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Austin-based TATE stops in Durango during its live DVD promotion tour to play jam/acoustic-funk at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave. at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Cross Canadian Ragweed plays College Rock at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. The Ryan Bales Band opens with country rock. 375-2568 for details.

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The Durango Parks and Recreation 2nd annual Adult Triathlon takes place at the Rec. Center. Legs include at 500-yard swim, 13-mile bike ride and 5K run and check-in time is 7 a.m. 375-7324 for details.

A benefit for a chiropractic mission trip to Brazil takes place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Inner Ray Café, 202 W. 22nd St. The event includes adjustments and massage, silent auction, bake sale, lemonade 4

stand and more. 259-0968 for details.

“Jerry Day,” a celebration of the life of Jerry Garcia, takes place all day at Pirate Mike’s in Arboles and includes free music and camping. 883-5381 for details.

A Wolfwood Benefit BBQ & Silent Auction takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Five Branches Campground at Vallecito Lake. The wolves will be on-hand and all proceeds benefit the animals. 946-9600 for details.

Music in the Mountains presents a free Conservatory Suzuki Institute Concert at 11 a.m. at Fort Lewis College’s Roshong Recital Hall. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Music in the Mountains presents a 5 p.m. Festival Orchestra Concert at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Selections include pieces from Mozart and Shostakovich. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

The Cat Creek Band plays old-time music at The Berliner, 7874 Hwy 172 in Oxford, at 7 p.m. 884-2098 for details.

DJ Mowgli spins at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

Torpedo Betty, a Southern California band blending rock, jazz, funk and soul, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Lion’s Den Unlimited spins music for Ladies Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Movin’ On plays country and rock at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. 375-2568 for details.

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The Children’s Museum of Durango, 802 E. Second Ave., offers “Pay What You Wish Day.” 259-9234.

Silverton Mountain hosts the second annual Freeride Gravity Downhill Bike Fest. Registration in the downhill bike race includes Ska beer and unlimited lift rides. 387-5706 for details.

The Heartlight Wholistic Health Center, located at the corner of Pine and North Street, in Bayfield, discusses the power of water at 10:30 a.m. and will view “Messages from Water” by Masaru Emoto.

The Odd Sunday Sessions, open mic hosted by Perfessor Bonehead, take place from 3-7 p.m. at the Lonewolf Bar & Grill in Arboles. 883-5362 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the tiki bar at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 5 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

Music in the Mountains draws to a close at 5 p.m. with the final Festival Orchestra Concert under the festival tent at Durango Mountain Resort. Selections include pieces from Vaughn Williams and Saint-Saens www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Pongas hosts free pool after 6 p.m. at 121 W. 8th St. 382-8554 for details.

Pete Pheteplace and Richard White play jazz guitar at the Mahogany Grill, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

The Blue Moon Ramblers play free bluegrass at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

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Nina Sasaki plays the Tiki Bar at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m. 259-0430 for details.

Terry Rickard performs classic rock at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., starting at 5:30 p.m.

Pongas, 121 E. Eighth St., hosts a 9-ball pool tournament at 7 p.m. 382-8554 for details.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays a free acoustic show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 375-7260 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts an evening of Celtic music w/ Grayskull, Drunken Immortals and 4 Anglo Saxon at 9:30 p.m. The evening also includes live art by Dumperfoo. 247-2324 for details.

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The Women’s Resource Center sponsors a workshop, “Project Girls,” from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for girls ages 11-14. The workshop will focus on creating messages and a slogan to share current issues and concerns. 247-1242 ext. 205 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo performs on the patio at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave. , from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents open mic night from 7 p.m.-midnight. 247-2324 for details.

Singer-songwriter Tim Sullivan plays a free acoustic show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 375-7260 for details.

Tuesday Trivia takes place at Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 382-9664.

Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents The Legends of Karaoke with Steve Taylor beginning at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

The one-and-only 2 Live Crew, along with the Miso Horney Dancers, brings their explicit rap to the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568 for details.

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Trails 2000 conducts work on a trail above the new affordable housing project above Goeglein Road from 3-8 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to arrive and leave as their schedules permit. 259-4682 for details.

Junior Wheel Club meets at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Durango Recreation Center. Mountain bike riders ages 10-18 are welcome to ride with Chad Cheney, Sarah Tescher and other locals. 247-8355 for details.

The Women’s Reading Circle takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hotel, 726 E. Second Ave. Anyone interested in discussing A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin, is encouraged to attend. 247-1242 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Group with vocalist Alison Dance performs on the patio at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard performs a free acoustic show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. 375-7260 for details.

Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents The Legends of Karaoke with Steve Taylor beginning at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., hosts “Underground Lounge” with DJ Claytanik spinning music for Ladies Night. 385-0430 for details.

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Ongoing

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens what is being called one of the summer’s most entertaining films from Aug. 5-18. “Mad Hot Ballroom” follows fifth grade students and teachers from three New York City public schools as they participate in ballroom dance lessons and a citywide competition. The film shows most nights at 4:30, 7:00, & 9:20 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts its 12th biennial Fiber Celebrated Exhibit in conjunction with last weekend’s Intermountain Weavers Conference. The show features two and three-dimensional works as well as household works and wearable fibers. This exhibit runs through Aug. 26. DAC also presents collage and artists’ books by Santa Fe’s Victoria Rabinowe in the Art Library through August 31. Call 259-2606 for more information.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., presents an exhibit of black and white photographs by Arizona photographer Chip Thomas through Aug. 10. The show, “The Incidental Eye,” includes images taken on the Navajo Reservation, where Chip has been working as a physician since 1987, as well as photographs captured during his travels throughout Africa and Cuba. 382-8355 for details.

The Diamond Circle Melodrama, 699 Main Ave., presents “Death at Devil’s Cave,” an action-packed Western melodrama is full of gunfights, heroes, villains, lovers, liars and laughter, on odd numbered dates. On even-numbered dates, “The Vagabond,” an Irish comedy-melodrama, shows. The shows take place nightly at 7:30 p.m. except on Sundays. Call 247-3400 or visit www.DiamondCircleMelodrama.com for more information.

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave. “on the corner,” presents “Color and Light of the San Juan Mountains,” watercolors from Eileen Fjerstad throughout August. Fjerstad’s puma will also be on display. 247-9018 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies presents “Circle of Spirit: Navajo and Tibetan Wisdom for Living” through Oct. 21. The new exhibit was produced by the Center of Southwest Studies’ Exhibition Committee in conjunction with Peter Gold, author of Circle of the Spirit: Navajo and Tibetan Sacred Wisdom, and other project partners. 247-7456 for details.

Durango BMX, located off Camino del Rio just south of Handlebar Cycles, hosts gate practices every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to dusk; races every Sunday with sign-ups from 1-2 p.m. and every Wednesday with sign-ups from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; and Todd Burdick BMX clinics on Tuesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. All events are weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com for details.

Johnny Maddox plays ragtime piano at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., every night except Sunday at 5 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

The Children’s Museum of Durango, 802 E. Second Ave., presents its new exhibit, “Playing to Learn: Learning to Play.” The show explores the importance of play for children with the illusions area, swinging and tumbling, shopping in the grocery store, the water environment, a special toddler room and more. During this month, there are daily mobile-making workshops. 259-9234 for details.

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Upcoming

The 2005 La Plata County Fair, where “Old Fashion Fun is Still Alive in 2005,” takes place Aug. 10-14.

The San Juan Mountains Association sponsors a free tour of the Missionary Ridge burned area at Vallecito on August13.

The Durango Arts Center celebrates the 12th annual Main Avenue Arts Festival on Aug. 13-14.

Chick Flick Night returns to the Abbey Theatre on August 15 with a screening of “An Ideal Husband.”

The Shamanic rock experience known as Kan ‘Nal comes to the Abbey Theatre on Aug. 20.

New Orleans’ Brotherhood of Groove returns to Durango on Aug. 20 with a show at the Summit.

The Community Concert Hall has rescheduled two-time country entertainer of the year Neal McCoy for Sept. 8.

The Southwest Writers Institute will host authors Joy Harjo, Denise Chávez & more on Sept 16-18. Visit southwestwritersinstitute.org for details.

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Becoming bear smart
What: An evening with author David Petersen and retired DOW biologist Tom Beck
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Tues., Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Durangoans have an opportunity to brush up on their bear smarts this Tuesday. As part of Durango’s third annual Be BearSMART Week, two nationally respected naturalists and veteran Colorado woodsmen – Tom Beck and David Peterson – will appear at the Abbey Theatre. The two will present an evening of storytelling, slide shows and informal discussion about their extensive personal experiences with bears. Petersen, author of Ghost Grizzlies, will do a reading from his latest book, On the Wild Edge: In Search of a Natural Life, and share some of his personal experiences with bears. Beck, who spent decades researching the habits of Western Colorado’s black bears for the Colorado Division of Wildlife, will present a slide show on the natural history of bears.A question-and-answer period with the audience will follow. Displays

will be set up in the lobby, featuring books on bears for sale by Maria’s Book Shop and information on living in bear country. There also will be door prizes.

Be BearSMART Week corresponds with the annual migration of black bears to lower elevations in late summer and early fall in search of food prior to hibernation. BearSMART Durango is a nonprofit organization that works to reduce human-bear conflicts by educating residents on how to eliminate food sources that attract bears. The Bear Smart message is that residents who choose to live in areas where bears live are responsible for learning how to safely co-exist with the bears. The goal is to protect the lives of bears and to create a safer environment for community members who live or recreate in bear country.

For more information on Be BearSMART Week or on living with bears in Durango, go to: www.bearsmartdurango.org

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MTB 100 returns for third year  
What: A 100-mile mountain bike race
Where: Durango Mountain Resort
When: Sat., Aug. 6

The mountains around Durango Mountain Resort will play host to serious suffering this Saturday. The 3rd annual Durango 100-mile Mountain Bike Race takes place Aug. 6 as nearly 200 mountain bike racers, ranging from elite competitors to first-time challengers, are expected to take part in a variety of challenges. Competitors in the Durango MTB 100 will test their skills on challenging 100-mile, 100K or 50K courses. The 100-mile course sports a total elevation gain of more than 18,500 feet. The local race is also one of the world’s highest 100-mile mountain bike courses, and racers will be clearing elevations of more than 11,500 feet.

All of the races start and finish at Durango Mountain Resort with the addition of the 100K and 50K race categories giving racers a full spectrum of competition options. The stakes also have been upped for this year’s installment. A $500 cash bonus prize will be given to anyone who breaks the nine-hour mark for the 100-mile course. Last year, Durango’s own David Drake took top honors, completing the course in just less than 9 hours and 40 minutes.

Race Director Will Newcomer commented, “It is a beautiful venue in the mountains that will take the athletes’ breath away in more ways than one. This is the hardest 100-mile mountain bike race in the country.”

Entry fee for the Durango MTB 100 is $175 per person; $125 for the 100K course; $75 for the 50K course.  For further information or to register for the race, visit www.mtb100.com or call 259-7771.

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