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Community Concert Hall presents Dr. John

Maria’s hosts renowned healer
Durango gets Bear Smart this week

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Thursday16

The Mancos Farmer’s Market meets from 4-7 p.m. in Boyle Park. The market runs every Thursday through Oct. 18. 533-7725 for details.

Ultimate Frisbee takes place at Miller Middle School football field at 6 p.m. 903-8416 for details.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts a group trail run on the Perins Peak Trail beginning at 6 p.m. Interested runners should meet at the trailhead in the Rockridge Subdivision. 946-5557 for directions.

Lacey Black plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a 6:30 p.m. booksigning with internationally known energy healer Julie Motz. She will discuss her book Hands of Life, which has been translated into five languages. 247-1438 for details.

The Durango Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Senior Center for a potluck and critique of members’ photos. The public is welcome. 385-1719 for details.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, plays a free solo show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 7 p.m.

Formula 151 plays a live show at The Wild Horse

Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 8 p.m.

Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, presents 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.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts the Immigrant Music Project, a world music fusion featuring DJs X and Maize, at 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the San Juan Citizens Alliance. 247-2324 for details.

I-gene and a guest spin reggae, dub and dancehall for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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Friday17

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Kid’s Paint Bar from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Art-loving kids can paint, draw, construct and explore a variety of creative activities in the space. 259-2606 for details.

Kirk James brings his blues to the Friday Afternoon Club at the Billy Goat Saloon, located in Gem Village, from 4-7 p.m. The Lawn Chair Kings take the stage at 9 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition holds a peace vigil from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Ave. and 11th St. Signs will be available or bring your own. 259-4185 for details.

Singer-songwriter Donny Johnson plays the “Serious Stage” from 5-9 p.m. at Serious Texas BBQ South, 650 S. Camino del Rio. 259-9507 for details.  

The Durango Chamber of Commerce hosts a Bluegrass Breakdown for its Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. at 281 Sawyer Drive. The event includes bluegrass from the Epiclectics, food, beverages and door prizes. 247-0312 for details.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, and Lawrence Nass perform at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., starting at 5 p.m.

Mancos State Park hosts a Kids Discovery Walk at the Vista Trailhead at 7 p.m. 533-7065 for details.

Legendary Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel returns to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 8 p.m. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

San Francisco’s Void Where Prohibited reunites with original guitarist Larry Carver at 8 p.m. at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. Jack Ellis open the show at 5:30 p.m.

Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts Blu Friday including a keg giveaway beginning at 6 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Gary Walker plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Blue Moon plays variety at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., beginning at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

DJ Fat P and special guests spin house music at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9: 30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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Saturday18

The Durango Farmer’s Market meets from 8 a.m.-noon in the First National Bank of Durango parking lot, 259 W. 9th St. The event includes produce from local farmers, prepared food items and locally made crafts.  

Durango’s no-kill dog shelter Annie’s Orphans hosts a volunteer work day from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The shelter needs volunteers to help build much-needed dog shelters. 903-3175 for details.

The American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, offers an Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED class from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 259-5383 to pre-register.

The Iron Kids Triathlon kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. Children will swim, bike and run age-appropriate triathlon courses and all kids receive a T-shirt, swim cap, medal, participation certificate and membership to the USA Triathlon Association. 375-7306 for details.

The Arts & Crafts Market of Durango, a brand new offering of local art by local artists, meets from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Albertsons parking lot. Now accepting artist applications. Call 247-9242 or visit www.ACMDurango.org for details.

The San Juan Mountains Association’s “Hike, Lunch and Wine with a Llama,” a naturalist-guided, picnic hike, returns to Durango Mountain Resort from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 385-1256 to register.

The San Juan Mountains Association in conjunction and Durango Mountain Resort offer free guided naturalist hikes from 10 a.m.-noon. The hikes continue through Sept. 1 and registration is not required. 385-1210 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Kid’s Paint Bar from noon-4 p.m. Art-loving kids can paint, draw, construct and explore a variety of creative activities in the space. 259-2606 for details.

The Formula 151 Power Trio performs at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., starting at 5 p.m. 4

Prema Shakti, the Durango Kirtan group, hosts participatory Eastern Indian chanting, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with meditation following. The public is welcome to attend. 259-2110 for details.

The 8th annual Will Fjerstad Memorial Wine and Art Festival takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Silverpick Lodge. The event features the Grande Wine Tasting as well as an art show, food, and live music. 259-6600 for details.

Guiseppe’s Restaurant, 871 CR 501 in Bayfield, hosts Open Mic with Handsome Dan from 6-8 p.m. 884-7135 for details.

Jeff Sweet plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Mancos State Park presents Country Music in the Mountains at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater. 533-7065 for details.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers karaoke from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

The Chills bring their classic and modern rock to the Columbine Bar, located in downtown Mancos, at 8 p.m. 533-7397 for details.

San Francisco’s Void Where Prohibited plays an encore show at 8 p.m. at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave.

Boxcar and In a Day bring local rock ‘n roll back to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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The Arts & Crafts Market of Durango, a brand new offering of local art by local artists, meets from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Albertsons parking lot. Now accepting artist applications. Call 247-9242 or visit www.ACMDurango.org for details.

Durango BMX hosts its weekly races with sign ups from 1-2 p.m. and racing to follow. Racing will continue every Sunday and Wednesday through October. www.durangobmx.com for details.

The Four Corners Rose Society meets at 1 p.m. at the Edgemont Ranch home at 845 Eagle Pass to learn how to prepare roses for exhibition in the upcoming rose show. 259-3244 for details.

Trimble Hot Springs presents Tom and Chad MacCluskey and Kriss Larsen at 4 p.m. Music at Trimble takes place every Sunday. 247-0111 for details.

Wines of the San Juan, located at Navajo Dam, hosts music from singer-songwriter Nina Sasaki from 4-7 p.m. 505-632-0879 for details.

The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 7:30 p.m.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers karaoke from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

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Monday20

Durango School District 9-R kicks off the first day of the 2007-08 school year at 8 a.m.

The Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club offers a free screening of the documentary, “Grinding for Gold,” at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, 2350 Main Ave. Ore samples from the mine will be on display following the movie. 247-5140 for details.

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party takes place at 8:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

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Tuesday21

The San Juan Mountains Association in conjunction and Durango Mountain Resort offer free guided naturalist hikes from 10 a.m.-noon. 385-1210 for details.

P is for Peanut, 473 E. College, offers free kids’ storytime at 11 a.m. 385-4525 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Kid’s Paint Bar for “Happy Hours” from 5-7 p.m. The bar is open to all ages. 259-2606 for details.

Durango FiberWorks, located in room 23 of the Smiley Building, hosts Community Night, an event for all aspiring fiber artists, from 5-8 p.m. 749-7006 for details.

The Firewise Council of Southwest Colorado holds a 6 p.m. orientation for new Neighborhood Ambassadors at the San Juan Public Lands Center. The ambassadors will mobilize their neighborhoods to improve wildfire safety and link residents to wildfire education. 247-8306 for details.

Turtle Lake Refuge offers a Chi Foods Class, gourmet living foods preparation, from 6-8:30 p.m. The by-donation class continues on Tuesday nights through Sept. 11. 247-8395 to register.

Ultimate Frisbee takes place at Miller Middle School football field at 6 p.m. 903-8416 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Group, with vocalist Alison Dance, plays the Cyprus Café patio, 735 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

Lacy Black plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Tuesday Cruiseday meets at 6:30 p.m. at Rotary Park. The cruiser ride takes place every Tuesday. 946-5847

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

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, performs solo at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., starting at 8 p.m.

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Wednesday22

The 9th annual Railfest returns to Durango and includes tours, receptions, photo shoots, special trains and cars and a swap meet. The event continues through Aug. 26. www.durangotrain.com for details.

The Smiley Garden Veggie Sale runs from 3:30 p.m. 4

includes locally grown vegetables. The event takes place next to the Smiley garden every Wednesday.

Trails 2000 hosts a trail work day from 4-7 p.m. Visit www.trails2000.org for details.

Durango BMX hosts its weekly races with sign ups from 6-6:30 p.m. and racing to follow. Racing will continue every Sunday and Wednesday through October. www.durangobmx.com for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the Cyprus Café patio, 735 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

Lacy Black plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

An open-level East Coast Swing Party takes place at 8:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., hosts DJ Eschaton spinning “Retro 2 Electro” for Ladies Night at 10 p.m. 385-0430 for details.

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Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center presents “Reverie,” the works of four Colorado artists, in the Barbara Conrad Gallery through Aug. 31. The group exhibit features works by Elizabeth Buhr, Annette Coleman, Katie Hoffman and Roberta Smith, and all of the work was inspired by altered states, dreams, memories, journeys and fanciful musings. 259-2606 for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., exhibits “Action and Reaction,” the wild color photography of Kerry Skarbakka and Blake J. Nolan, through Sept. 19. 382-8355 or www.openshuttergallery.com for details.

The Durango Recreation Center’s Art Gallery exhibits paintings by Thaddine Swift Eagle through Aug. 31.

Hoyle Osborne plays ragtime piano and much more at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave. Osborne performs every night except Sundays through Aug. 30. The free shows take place from 5:30-7 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. www.strater.com for details.

Mesa Verde National Park hosts an exhibition of paintings by the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners in the park’s Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum through Aug. 20. Painting “en plein air” (in the open air) is a genre that asks the viewer to see the world in a different light. Visit www.mesaverdeinsitute.org for details.

The Diamond Circle Melodrama continues its 46th and final season with “Pursuit of Happiness.” The show will run on alternate nights with “The Wicklow Wedding,” and both performances are followed by the world-famous Diamond Circle Vaudeville. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Monday (no shows on Tuesdays) and at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.diamondcirclemelodrama.com or call 247-3400 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College displays Monumental Textiles from the Durango Collection, prints from the Bill and Sue Hensler Collection, and drawings and paintings by Native American artists. Also on display is an exhibit of the jewelry of Ben Nighthorse, a show that appeared at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Visit www.swcenter.fortlewis.edu for details.

The local chapter of Business Networking International meets every Thursday from 7-9 a.m. in room 100 of the Durango Office Suites, 1053 Main Ave. The group also offers “Feel the Buzz” meetings every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. Call 422-2032 or e-mail servinglife@hotmail.com for details.

The Children’s Museum, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts the exhibit, “Pushing Your Limits.” The museum explores how people “push their limits” to survive, or just have more fun. Children can crawl into a Puebloan dwelling and imagine how it was to live on the edge, wiggle in a full-sized raft, or grind it out on a mountain bike trail. 259-9234 for details.

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Upcoming

The Durango Workforce Center will host an open house for job seekers on Aug. 24.

Grassroots Eclectic, a celebration in sound featuring music by History Of, Liquid Revolution, The Formless, Arvella and Half Hitch, takes place on Aug. 24 at the Durango Arts Center and benefits the DHS Interact Club.

The Women’s Resource Center and Habitat for Humanity will join forces for a Women’s Build construction project on Aug. 25. www.habitatdurango.org for details.

Durango Dot Comedy will host its 2nd annual Improv Slamdown on Aug. 25. Open rehearsals for the show take place every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center.

Taj Weekes and Adowa bring reggae back to the Summit on Aug. 30.

The Four Corners Folk Festival returns to Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs for Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

The United Way’s 11th annual Radiothon returns on Sept. 7 to KIQX, KRSJ and KIUP. Hundreds of items will be auctioned off to support the service organization.

The second-annual Sacred Arts Festival, celebrating artistic expressions of the sacred, returns to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church from Sept. 13-30.

“Earth-Wind-Fire & Water,” an all-day event for landowners and other interested parties, meets on Sept. 15 at the Sky Ute Casino.

The 2nd annual Tri IT multi-sport race returns to Dolores on Sept. 16 and includes run/walk, kayak and bicycling legs. 565-2000 x23 for details.

 

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Community Concert Hall presents Dr. John
What: New Orleans flavored rhythm and blues from the infamous Dr. John
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Tues., Aug. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Community Concert Hall is about to receive a house call from “The Night Tripper.” New Orleans’ own Dr. John, aka Mac Rebenack, will set the stage swimming in psychadelic, cajun blues on Aug. 21.  

For many, Dr. John needs no introduction, but his gritty vocals and stage shows have won him accolades as a Cajun Jimmie Hendrix. Dr. John got his start on guitar and bass as a session musician in the 1950s, until an incident rendered him unable to continue picking the strings. While protecting bandmate Ronnie Barron, a gunshot damaged his left ring finger and made him unable to play. Under the influence of Fats Domino and Professor Longhair, he switched to piano and morphed into the musician we know today.

Rebenack gained the title, Dr. John Cruex, the Night Tripper, when he moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s. Under his new moniker, he began recording such classics as “Walk on Gilded Splinters” in 1968 resulting in attention from Eric Clapton and Mic Jagger.  Dr. John’s 1973 hit “Right Place, Wrong Time” landed him at No.9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The good doctor has also teamed with Harry Connick Jr., Bono, Lou Reed and Tom Jones over the years, as well as playing the keys on the popular Carly Simon and James Taylor duet of “Mockingbird.”

Tickets for the show are available on the web at www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657 or by visiting the Ticketing Services Offices behind Magpies. Doors to the Concert Hall and concessions will open at 7 p.m.

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Maria’s hosts renowned healer
What: A booksigning with Julie Motz, internationally-known energy healer
Where: Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave.  
When: Thurs., Aug. 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Julie Motz, an internationally known energy healer, is paying Durango a visit this week. Motz will hold a signing at Maria’s Bookshop this Thurs., Aug. 16, where she will discuss her book, Hands of Life: Use Your Body’s Own Energy Medicine for Healing, Recovery and Transformation. The signing runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Motz pioneered the practice of doing healing work in the operating room on patients while they were having surgery. She has taught at Columbia, Dartmouth and Stanford medical schools and worked in major medical centers all over the United States. She has been featured in New York Times Magazine, Prevention, Psychology Today and the Utne Reader, where she was named “One of the People who will Change the World in the 21st Century.”

She has also appeared on “Dateline”, “Extra!,” “CNN” and “The ABC Nightly News,” as well as on Canadian and French television. Through her organization, Health’s Angels, she has brought healing to many under-served populations.

While in Durango, Motz will also conduct the seminar, “Free at Last: Overcoming the Physical and Emotional Constraints of Sexual Wounding,” from Aug. 17-19. For more information on either event, contact 259-6241.

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Durango gets Bear Smart this week
What: The 5th Annual Be Bear Smart Week
Where: The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College
When: Thurs., Aug. 16. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Papa Bear is paying Durango a visit this week. As part of the 5th Annual Be Bear Smart Week, and in the midst of the worst bear season in recent years, Bear Smart Durango hosts an evening showing of the film “Papa Bear.” The film shows on Thurs., Aug. 16 and proceeds benefit Bear Smart Durango, a nonprofit organization educating the public on how best to coexist with our areas bears.

“Papa Bear” offers an intimate and revealing look at how bears live and interact with other bears. The documentary film, originally produced for Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet, is narrated by Sela Ward and features New Hampshire author, wildlife rehabilitator and naturalist Benjamin Kilham. The film follows Kilham as he returns orphaned bear cubs to the wild and teaches them how to be bears again.

Doors to the event open at 6:15 p.m. For more information about the event, Be Bear Smart Week or Bear Smart Durango, visit www.bearsmartdurango.org or call 749-4262.

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March 29, 2018
Bill targets mine wastewater

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