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FLC presents summer theatre festival
Adventure racing returns to region

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Molly Kaufman plays ragtime piano at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts a group trail run on Church Camp at 6 p.m. Runners should meet at the trailhead near Falls Creek. 385-2664 for details.

The FLC Environmental Center presents a lecture by Gunter Pauli entitled “ZERI: A Systems Approach to Sustainable Development in Collaboration with Nature” from 7-8:30 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall. ZERI is a global network of creative minds seeking solutions to world challenges, and Pauli is its founder and director. 247-7676 for details.

Pongas, 121 E. Eighth St., hosts a singles, 8-ball pool tournament at 7 p.m. 382-8554 for details.

The Gary Allegretto Band plays blues and roots music at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., beginning at 8 p.m. 259-1400 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

Nomi and DJ Deetalx of the hip-hop group Oddjobs debut the new group, Power Struggle, at 9 p.m. at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave. Hip-hop groups Black Pegasus, Standard Issue and Dialogue will also play. 259-9200 for details.

Wolf at the Door plays country and rock for Ladies Night at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. 375-2568 for details.

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Friday10

The Sub-Bourban Boys play the hits of the Lawn Chair Kings from 5-9 p.m. at El Patio, 600 Main Ave.

Molly Kaufman plays ragtime piano at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

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

The 8th Ave. Trio plays bluegrass and variety at the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., at 7 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Ralph Dinosaur returns to Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., with shows at 5:30 & 8 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

Slim McWilliams shares cowboy songs and stories at 7:30 p.m. at Mancos State Park. 882-2213.

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

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

Local jam band favorites Freewill Recovery play the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

The Last Bus, jam band from Montrose, plays the Explorer’s Club Southwest, located on Blair St. in Silverton, at 9 p.m. 387-5006.

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Saturday11

The San Juan Mountains Association offers its annual horse packing clinic from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Vallecito Lake. Focus is on backcountry packing techniques, light weight horse packing, stock restraints, and Leave No Trace. 385-1310 to register.

San Juan Citizens Alliance hosts its annual HD Mountains Campout beginning at noon at Fosset Gulch. The event includes a group hike, potluck picnic, music, libations and more. For directions and details, call 259-3583.

Brant Leeper, Paul Karmazyn and friends play live jazz at Pure Soul Coffee, 40 Town Plaza, at 5 p.m. 259-5499 for details.

Molly Kaufman plays ragtime piano at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5 p.m. 375-7150 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.

The Dances of Universal Peace return to the Mason Center, 301 E. 12th St., at 7 p.m.

The 8th Avenue Tavern hosts karaoke from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. at 509 E. 8th Ave. 259-8801 for details.

The Durango Barbershoppers present their spring concert, “Barbershop Goes 4

Broadway” at 7:01 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. 247-7657.

Danny Rhoades and the Messengers bring their blues and rock back to Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

A special guest DJ spins club favorites at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430.

Afro-Cuban band, Son Como Son, returns to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, for an evening of salsa and rhumba at 9:30 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

Largo plays an encore show at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave. 375-2568 for details.

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Sunday12

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 259-1400.

Nina Sasaki plays guitar at the tiki bar at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-0430.

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

The 8th Avenue Tavern hosts karaoke room 7 p.m.-2 a.m. at 509 E. 8th Ave. 259-8801 for details.

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Monday13

Molly Kaufman plays ragtime piano at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

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

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

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Tuesday14

Molly Kaufman plays ragtime piano at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5 p.m. 375-7150 for details.

Ladies Workout Express,16 Town Plaza, hosts this month’s Business Women’s Network from 5:30-7 p.m. The informal, non-intimidating networking event for women is sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center. 247-1242 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 .

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

Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., presents King Karaoke with Steve Kahler beginning at 8 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

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Wednesday15

Tracy Davoust of Organizing Made Simple discusses organization techniques at this month’s Lunch and Learn at noon at the Bank of Colorado, 1199 Main Ave. 247-0312 to register.

Molly Kaufman plays ragtime piano at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5 p.m. 375-7150 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.

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.

The San Juan Mountains Association offers a 6: 30 p.m. GPS course at the San Juan Public Lands Center. The course continues in the field on June 18. 385-1210 to register.

The La Plata Democrats host their executive committee meeting at 7 p.m. in the La Plata County Courthouse’s Anasazi Room. The public is encouraged to attend.

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 King Karaoke with Steve Kahler 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. 4

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Ongoing

Fort Lewis College hosts the 2005 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life from noon on Fri., June 11, through noon on Sat., June 12, at the track at Skyhawk Stadium. The overnight team event raises money for cancer research and support programs in our community. Teams of eight to15 members raise funds prior to the event, then walk/run around the track for the duration of the event taking turns relay-style. 247-0278 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens Woody Allen’s latest film, “Melinda & Melinda,” beginning June 10. In the picture, Allen blends both his comedic and dramatic directional styles in parallel tales of two women named Melinda. As with many of Woody Allen’s films, it has met with polarized reviews but most agreed that Radha Mitchell does a fine job playing both Melindas. The film also features Will Ferrell, Chjwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet and Wallace Shawn. “Melinda & Melinda” shows most nights at 4:30, 6:45 & 9 p.m. through June 16.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts its 29th annual Juried Exhibit through July 8. The exhibit presents more than 50 works by local and regional artists and craftspeople that were hand-picked by this year’s juror, David Guerrero, from Alamosa. In addition to the juried exhibit, DAC is hosting “The Seventh Baker’s Dozen Collage Exchange,” an international show traveling to the Museo de Mexico. The exchange features 175 artists, and the exhibit will be on display through June 30 upstairs in the Art Library. 259-2606.

Oakhaven Permaculture Center is sponsoring a ZERI based Teacher Training program June 15-19. The program will focus on environmental literacy and “systems thinking,” grounded in sciences and other disciplines. The UN sanctioned curriculum will be taught by Gunter Pauli, Zeri founder. Register at oakhavenpc.org.

The Diamond Circle Melodrama, 699 Main Ave., presents “Death at Devil’s Cave.” The play was written by Lillian Mortimer and follows the misdeeds of John Livingstone. Having led poor Bess Sinclair into a false marriage, Livingstone deserts her. He then turns his sights on the beautiful Rose Day and threatens to ruin another young girl’s life. The action-packed Western melodrama is full of gunfights, heroes, villains, lovers, liars and laughter. “Death at Devil’s Cave” shows through June 23 at 7:30 p.m. Call 247-3400 or visit www.DiamondCircleMelodrama.com for more information.

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave. “on the corner,” presents the intuitive, sensual watercolors of Farmington artist Ann Smith through the month of June. 247-9018 for details.

The 24th annual Arts & Crafts Fiesta takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 11-12 at the Cortez City Park. The event attracts vendors from all over the west to display and sell their handmade wares. 565-3414 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.

The work of Santa Fe photographer Tony Stromberg returns to the Open Shutter Gallery, 755 East Second Ave. The exhibit, “Spirit,” will show through June 15. For two decades, Stromberg made his mark as an advertising photographer. A move to fine art photography five years ago and a love for horses has produced images that depict the strength and majesty of wild horses. 382-8355 for details.

Durango BMX, located off Camino del Rio just south of Handlebar Cycles, hosts gates practices every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to dusk and races every Sunday with sign-ups from 1-2 p.m. Both events are weather permitting. For more information on clinics, schedule changes and news, log onto www.durangobmx.com.

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 workshops including Dad’s Day paperweights, planting summer seeds, summer sunbursts, fancy fans, and 4th of July windsocks. 259-9234 for details.

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Upcoming

Maria’s Bookshop will host a June 16 book signing with naturalist Thomas Fleischner for his book Desert Wetlands.

The third annual “Support Our Shelter” takes place on June 16 at Cliffrose High Desert Gardens in Cortez.

The Durango Lively Arts Company will present the humorous play, “The Foreigner,” beginning on June 17 for two weekends at the Durango Arts Center.

The Adult Education Center will host its GED summer graduation ceremony on June 17 at Fort Lewis College.

Durango DOT Comedy’s 10th annual reunion show takes place June 17-18 at the Abbey Theatre.

A “Who’s Your Daddy?” event benefiting the Durango Discovery Museum takes place June 18 on Main Avenue and includes live music, beer garden, petting zoo, food catapult and more.

The annual Steamworks Animas Valley Half Marathon takes place June 18.

The Children’s Museum of Durango offers two Spanish Summer Camps for children 3-6 and 7-9 for two sessions this summer. Camp Uno will be June 20-30 and Camp Dos will be July 11-21. 259-9234 for details.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a United Way benefit and book signing with local author G.R. Cooper on June 21.

Bike-To-Work Day returns to Durango on June 22 with events taking place downtown at Buckley Park.

Seven Nations brings its Celtic rock back to the Abbey Theatre on June 23 for a Country Kids With Cancer benefit.

Trails 2000 will host its annual Colorado Trial maintenance camp social high up Junction Creek on June 24-26.

The Silverton Jubilee Folk Music Festival returns June 24-26 and includes headliners like Victor Wooten, Jimmy Ibbotsen and Los Mocosos.

Advantage Physical Therapy & Wellness will offer free injury screenings on June 25.

The classical guitar duo Double Play will perform June 26 at the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

A “Weeds in Riparian Areas - Rafting on the Animas River” tour is set for June 29.

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FLC presents summer theatre festival
What: The performance of two separate plays
Where: The Fort Lewis College Amphitheater
When: Thursdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. through June 26  

Outdoor summer theatre returns to Fort Lewis College this week. Two works – “The Servant of Two Masters” and “Miss Julie” – are scheduled to play in repertory through June 26 at the Fort Lewis College Amphitheater.

Professor of Theatre and Women’s Studies Kathryn Moller commented, “A collaborative effort between the President’s Office, the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Theatre Department will result in a June full of outdoor theatre in the sky.”

“The Servant of Two Masters,” written by Carlo Goldoni, will be directed by Visiting Instructor of Theatre Joel Eis in a fast, fun and slap-stick style. “In this play, three weddings, two duels, dancing, a chase, a love scene and food fighting all come together to tell the story of a wily servant who gets the best of his masters by hook and crook,” said Moller, who is producing the summer theatre series.

The other offering, “Miss Julie,” written by August Strindberg and adapted and directed by Assistant Professor of English Kurt Lancaster, explores roles and desires taking place on a sexual battleground marked by class. “This psychological contest between an aristocrat and a servant plays out toward unexpected consequences and destruction,” said Moller.

Performances will run each Thursday through Sunday from June 9-26 at the Amphitheatre, just adjacent to the Charles Dale Rea Memorial Clocktower in the center of campus. In the event of inclement weather, performances will move indoors into the Theatre Building, just west of the clocktower.

“Miss Julie” will be staged on June 9, 11, 17, 19, 23 and 25. “A Servant of Two Masters” will be staged on June 10, 12, 16, 18, 24 and 26.

For more information, contact Moller at 247-7410.

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Adventure racing returns to region
What:  The fifth annual Adventure Xstream adventure race  
Where: The San Juan Mountains beginning and ending at Durango Mountain Resort
When: Saturday, June 11

Adventure athletes again descend on Durango this weekend to test their mettle in the fifth annual Adventure Xstream adventure race series. On June 11, participants will compete in a range of disciplines including mountain biking, paddling and trekking along with orienteering, rappelling and Tyrolean traverse. This year, the endurance race starts and finishes at Durango Mountain Resort, and competitors ranging from weekend warriors to professionals will challenge mind, body and fellow competitors on varied terrain.

Two courses offer solo, two-person and four-person teams the option to customize their race experience. The

12-hour course spans 50 to 60 miles while the 24-hour course is nearly 100 miles long. Both have more than a 3,200-foot elevation gain.

“Adventure racing is for the well-rounded athlete,” says race organizer Will Newcomer. “People want to test, and push, their abilities by conquering as many events as possible.”

Each year competitors from around the country compete in the event, including past Eco Challenge champions. This year, the race is expecting an equally unique field of athletes with the competition already 80 percent filled.

The Adventure Xstream is a five-race series with events in Durango, Moab, Breckenridge and Vail. Series champions are awarded qualifying spots into Adventure Xstream: The Expedition, the 250- to 300-plus mile season finale adventure race in Moab. For more information on the series, log onto www.gravityplay.com.

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