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Durango native brings ‘Sprung’ to DAC


Marching for peace on Main Ave.

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Thursday20

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave., hosts a nondenominational “Blue Christmas” service beginning at 5:30 p.m. The service is oriented toward people who are dealing with heartbreak. 247-1129 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents live jazz from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and a DJ spinning starting at 10 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder plays a free show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m. www.strater.com for details.

The Southwest Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, offers an Adult CPR/AED class from 6-10 p.m. 259-5383 to pre-register.

Kati B. and David Earl Pfieffer perform live jazz and blues standards from 6-8 p.m. at Guiseppe’s Restaurant in Bayfield. 884-7135 for details.

Forest Lakes hosts Caroling in the Meadows beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center park

ing lot. The event is a caroling hay ride and includes refreshments.

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

Jonezy, the host of KDUR’s MEDS (Modern Electronic Dance Sessions), spins straight vinyl for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave. 259-9200 for details.

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Friday21

P is for Peanut, 473 E. College, hosts live holiday music at noon. 385-4525 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.

Greg Ryder plays an encore show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. www.strater.com for details.

Deb Barr plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Kirk James plays solo blues at Rubio’s Restaurant, located in Aztec, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Pandemic plays rock at the Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village at 9 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

DJ Fat Pea spins at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents a DJ spinning starting at 10 p.m. for late night happy hour. 259-9018 for details.

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Saturday22

Durango Skies Telescope & Binocular, 21738 U.S. Hwy 160 W., hosts a free solar viewing from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 259-5400 or www.durangoskies.com for details.

Greg Ryder closes out three nights at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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

Deb Barr plays solo piano at the

Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Kirk James plays solo blues at Rubio’s Restaurant, located in Aztec, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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

Smokin’ Section plays country/rock at the Columbine Bar, located on Grand Ave. in Mancos, at 8:30 p.m.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts live music from the band, Article, at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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Sunday23

The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning 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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Monday24

Christmas Eve

Singer-songwriter Robin Davis plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5: 30 p.m.

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Tuesday25

Christmas Day

Harpist Sylvia Zurko plays winter holiday music for Christmas dinner at the DoubleTree Hotel from noon-5 p.m.

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Wednesday26

The Jeff Strahan Band plays Purgy’s at Durango Mountain Resort from 2-6 p.m. 247-9000 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Art Spot, a live art demo, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Greg Ryder plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Lacey Black plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays acoustic rock at 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.4

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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The Jeff Strahan Band plays Purgy’s at Durango Mountain Resort from 2-6 p.m. 247-9000 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents live jazz from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and a DJ spinning starting at 10 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder plays a free show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m. www.strater.com for details.

Kati B. and David Earl Pfieffer perform live jazz and blues standards from 6-8 p.m. at Guiseppe’s Restaurant in Bayfield. 884-7135 for details.

Lacey Black plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

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

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Friday28

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 Terry Rickard plays at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. www.strater.com for details.

Deb Barr plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., beginning at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents a DJ spinning starting at 10 p.m. for late night happy hour. 259-9018 for details.

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Saturday29

Terry Rickard plays an encore show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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

Deb Barr plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

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

Warsaw returns to Durango for a 9:30 p.m. show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. 247-2324 for details.

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Sunday30

The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning 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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Monday31

New Year’s Eve

P is for Peanut, 473 E. College, hosts free kids’ storytime at 1 p.m. 385-4525 for details.

Singer-songwriter Robin Davis plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5: 30 p.m.

Silverton’s Miner’s Tavern hosts music from four bands, the Good Neighbors, the Antibodies, Artikle and Aftergrass, beginning at 7 p.m.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers a karaoke New Year’s celebration beginning at 8 p.m. 259-8801 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.

Tim Sullivan & Narrow Gauge play a New Year’s Eve bash at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Formula 151 plays New Year’s at the Columbine Bar, located on Grand Ave. in Mancos, beginning at 9 p.m.

Durango band Boxcar plays New Year’s at Silverton’s Pride of the West Pub & Grill beginning at 9 p.m.

DJ Brian Ess spins house music at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, for New Year’s Eve. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

Knucka plays punky-tonk for New Year’s at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9: 30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

The Freeman Social plays New Year’s at the Olde Schoolhouse, located in Needles near Purgatory, at 10 p.m.

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Tuesday1

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

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

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

Tim Sullivan plays acoustic at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

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

DJ I-Gene spins for Trenchtown Tuesdays at Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., starting at 9 p.m. 259-9018 for details. 4

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Wednesday2

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Art Spot, a live art demo, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Greg Ryder plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Lacey Black plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays acoustic rock at 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.

The Reverend Horton Heat and special guest, Nashville Pussy, play the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 10 p.m. 385-1711 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 Arts & Crafts Market of Durango holds its Holiday Market “A Winter Wonderland of Art” at the Durango Mall through Dec. 24. The show includes locally crafted paintings, fine-art photography, clothing, blown glass, wood carved sculpture and furniture, hand-crafted jewelry, and hand-made soaps & aroma therapy products. Visit www.ACMDurango.org for details.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., hosts the exhibit, “Presents from the Past,” The show features a sampling of the ornaments, toys, gifts and winter recreational equipment found in the Museum’s Permanent Collection. The museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 259-2402 for details.

Pure Soul Coffee, 40 Town Plaza, hosts “Mornings at Seven, Afternoons at Five,” an evolving show of new coffee house sketches by Maureen May. The exhibit runs throughout the month of December.

The Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., hosts an exhibit of Durango, Ridgway and New York images taken by photographer Tracy Janes. The show will be on display through the month of December. Visit http: //tracyphotos.pbwiki.com for details.

Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave., hosts “Beauty Before Me,” a one-woman show of new acrylics and watercolors by Karyn Gabaldon, through Dec. 25.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts the Holiday Art Olé exhibit, where the gallery is set up as a local arts retail store, through Dec. 28. The works of 25 local artists is available for purchase during the once a year event. Upstairs, the DAC Library presents an exhibit of miniature works by local artists, entitled, “Smaller Than a Breadbox.” The show includes two- and three-dimensional works. 259-2606 for details.

The Family Center of Durango offers PAT – Parents as Teachers – a free, ongoing home visitation program for parents and their children. The free program offers specific developmental information for parents and children up to 3 years of age, and visits can take place weekly or monthly depending on interest and need. 385-4747 for detials.

Professional Business Builders, a chapter of Business Networking International, meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Church in Durango. BNI Business Connections meets every Wednesday from 11:30-1 p.m. in room 100 of the Durango Office Suites, 1053 Main Ave. A new Business Networking Chapter meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Wells Group. 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, “Living Off the Land.” The museum offers a hands-on exploration of the Rocky Mountain ecosystem and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wed.-Fri. and 1-5 p.m. on Sat. and Sun. 259-9234 for details.

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Upcoming

The San Juan Mountains Association will offer its Winter Discovery Walks on most Fridays beginning on Jan. 4.

The second annual Durango Ice Festival takes place from Jan. 4-6 in Cascade Canyon and includes ice climbing clinics and slideshows. www.swaguides.com for details.

The Family Center of Durango will offer Tumbling Tots for parents and their 14 month to 3-year-old children beginning on Jan. 7.

The Southwest Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a Lay Fundamentals of Instructor Training on Jan. 7-9. 259-5383.

The fifth annual Juried Photo Show, “Images of the Southwest,” will accept entries from Jan. 7-15.  http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu for details. 

Open Shutter Gallery is inviting submissions for its community show, “The Art of Animals,” which will be on display Jan. 11-30. Applications can be picked up at Open Shutter Gallery.

The Hesperus Ski Patrol will present its “Common Sense Approach to Avalanches” class on Jan. 15, 17 & 19. Applications are available at outdoor stores throughout the area. 247-4617 for details.

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Durango native brings ‘Sprung’ to DAC
What: An unscripted improv comedy performance
Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.    
When: Fri., Dec. 21 at 9 p.m.

Durango native son Ian Hoch returns from New Orleans this week to bring some laughs to his hometown. Hoch will present “Sprung,” an unscripted tour-de-force improv journey through culture and history. The performance takes off this Fri., Dec. 21, at the Durango Arts Center.

“Sprung” features a cast of dozens of characters and settings all suggested by the audience. Hoch plays every character in the show and delights in pitting them against one another in ways a student of history might not expect. A dedicated student of Chicago-style improvisation, Hoch is currently a performer and instructor at La Nuit Comedy Theater, the Gulf South’s only comedy training institution. He got his beginnings in improv performing with the “Raging Six Machine” at Durango High School, where he also starred in theater productions “Oliver!” and “Little Shop of Horrors” under the guiding hand of Mona Wood-Patterson.

“Sprung” has garnered the coveted PG-13 rating, and Hoch will take the stage at 9 p.m. A portion of proceeds from the show will benefit Project Merry Christmas. Call 259-2606 for tickets.

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Marching for peace on Main Ave.
What: A local candlelight vigil and peace march
Where: Beginning at the corner of 11th St. and Main Ave.
When: Fri., Dec. 21 starting at 4:30 p.m.

Locals are putting a premium on peace this holiday season. This Friday, Durango will join cities from throughout the nation and observe the Iraq Moratorium.

On the third Friday of every month, a collective cry of protest sounds in cities around the nation. Activists last month in D.C. banged pots and pans in front of congressional offices to “get the attention of the government” while in Minneapolis and St. Paul, students walked out of classes at noon and held teach-ins and workshops. In New York City, black clad figures handed out pamphlets while others displayed hand-pained Pietas. All over the country, the grassroots effort is aimed at ending the war in Iraq through awareness and education.

Local activists are getting in on the action this Fri., Dec. 21. As part of this national movement, the Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition will be hosting a candle light vigil and peace march beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Main. Concerned citizens will trek down Main in an effort to help bring peace to the Middle East.

Members of the public are welcome to join the march, and signs will be available. For more information, call 385-0291.

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Durango Telegraph - Durango's Top 10
Durango's Top 10

Elite Men

Todd Wells – GT Bicycles, 3rd

Troy Wells – Clif Bar, 5th

Collegiate Division 1 Men

Joey Thompson – FLC/RMCF, 2nd

Benjamin Sonntag – FLC,8th

Collegiate Division 1 Women

Sabina Kraushaar – FLC,–5th

Emma Millar – FLC, 7th

Masters Men 30-34

Grant Berry – Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 2nd

Masters Men 35-39

Travis Brown – unattached, 6th

Masters Men 50-54

Ned Overend – unattached, 1st

Masters Women 55-59

Martha Iverson – Durango Wheel Club, 6th

Masters Men 70+

Walt Axthelm – Durango Wheel Club, 1st

Singlespeed Division

Travis Brown – unattached, 2nd

Jon Bailey – unattached, 11th

Under 29 B-Male

Robin Guillaume – unattached, 4th

 

 

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