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Three-band bill plays for Laos and Ecuador

‘One Month After the Fire’ gathering

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The Durango Public Library hosts the story program, “Babies, Books & Me,” at 1:30 p.m. The event is for parents and their infants up to 18 months old and meets every Thursday. 375-3380 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/Child/Infant CPR with 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.

Fort Lewis College’s Earth Week presents the Planetpalooza Concert and Recyclable Fashion Show from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Fort Lewis College Union Ballroom. The Good Neighbors, Strange New Shoes and Waiting on Trial will perform. www.envcenter.fortlewis.edu for details.

Singer-songwriter Annie Brooks performs from 6:30-8

p.m. at the Common Sense Internet Cafe at 1480 E. Second Ave.

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

Cuckoos Chicken House and Watering Hole, 128 E. College Drive, hosts Fury Night, featuring guest bartenders from the Durango Fury womens hockey team, starting at 7 p.m. Come enjoy a pint of Ska Pinstripe or the shot of the night to benefit the Fury and Durango Youth Hockey while watching the Avs take on the Calgary Flames.

The Fort Lewis College String & Brass ensembles perform at 7 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Mancos fine art photographer Bill Proud discusses making award-winning images at the 7 p.m. meeting of the Durango Photography Club at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The public is welcome.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues with “Doctor of What? Traditional and ‘Alternative’ Forms of Medicine in America” at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

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

The Freeman Social, Bad Weather and Future of the Ghost play the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Pickster One of the Drunken Immortals and Kris the Fist play hip-hop, reggae and funk for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., beginning at 10 p.m. 259-9200.

Friday21

Kendall Mountain Ski Area in Silverton hosts a Snowbunny/Snowman Building Contest and Easter Egg Hunt with prizes being awarded at 4 p.m. The event continues on Saturday & Sunday, March 22-23, with Easter egg hunts throughout the ski area. 387-5228.

Fort Lewis College’s Earth Week presents the Earth Games and Community Potluck from 4-8 p.m. at the Sun Ute Community Center in Ignacio. www.envcenter.fortlewis.edu for details.

The Animas SDS Group and The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice host a “Walk Out Against The War” marking the 5th anniversary of the start of the War in Iraq, beginning at 5 p.m. at Buckley Park, located at 12th St. and Main Ave. 385-0291. 

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

Durango Natural Foods hosts a free Gluten Free Basics Class at 6 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Retreat, 848 E. Third Ave. Mikel Love, of Peak Wellness and Nutrition Inc., will provide basic information, recipes, and helpful resources. 247-8129 for details.

Gary B. Walker plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9

p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Durango Nature Studies offers Hiking the Full Crow Moon from 6:30-8:30 p.m. DNS executive director, Allison Pease, will teach about cool moon facts and nighttime lore. 382-9244 ext 3 to RSVP.

Durango Parks and Recreation hosts the 7th annual Wet N’ Wild Egg Hunt at the Durango Community Recreation Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. Kids under 8 are invited. 375-7306.

Durango International Folkdancing meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Smiley Building’s Wild Sage Yoga Studio, 1309 E. Third Ave. Line, circle, and couple dances from many countries will be taught. 247-5720 for details.

An ecumenical Tenebrae service, featuring Dale Wood’s “A Service of Darkness” for choir and orchestra, is set for 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Tom Kyser will conduct the combined 100-voice choir and 18-piece orchestra for the show.

The Center of Light in Dolores screens “Forgiving Dr. Mengele” at 7 p.m. for its Conscious Movie Night.

Wild Country plays country-rock at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., beginning at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays the Billy Goat Saloon, located off U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents a DJ spinning starting at 9 p.m. for late night happy hour. 259-9018.

Keyboardist and composer Salvador Santana shares the stage with Asbury Park’s deSol at 9:30 p.m. at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. 247-2324 for details.

DJ Milhouse of Argentina and Spark Madden spin Pickster One at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., beginning at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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

Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center, located near Pagosa Springs, hosts Saturday Morning Meditation from 10 a.m.-noon. Drop-ins welcome. 731-3711 for details.

Fort Lewis College’s Earth Week continues with the Pedal for the Planet Bike Parade, which meets at noon at the Durango Recreation Center Amphitheater. www.envcenter.fortlewis.edu for details.

Durango Exopolitics meets from 1-3 p.m. at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College. Videos including James Gilliland’s “Contact Has Begun” will be viewed and discussed. 375-2121.

Durango Lively Arts Co. presents the musical “Meshugah-Nuns,” by Dan Goggin, at 2 & 7 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. 382-8584 for details.

Fort Lewis College’s Earth Week concludes with the Earth Week Keynote and La Plata County Youth Forum at 3 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. Brower Youth Award winner Alex Lin and State Rep. Ellen Roberts will speak. www.envcenter.fortlewis.edu for details.

The Career Services Office at Fort Lewis College hosts the 4 

free panel discussion, “Finding Your Way: Jobs options & skills for those who like to help others,” from 4-5: 30 p.m. 247-7562.

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

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

Tom MacCluskey performs on piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Pete Giuliani plays solo from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Rubio’s Mexican Restaurant, located in Aztec.

The Sea & The Rhythm play original acoustic, indie pop and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, from 7-9 p.m.

 

Greg Ryder plays a free solo show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 7 p.m.

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

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts Gypsy Night at 9 p.m. with music from local bohemian band, Carute Roma, and Albuquerque Gypsy/swing/jazz band, Le Chat Lunatique. 247-2324.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents a DJ spinning starting at 9 p.m. for late night happy hour. 259-9018.

The Lindells plays roots rock at the Hollywood Bar in Dolores beginning at 9 p.m. 882-9998 for details.

Pickster One of the Drunken Immortals and Kris the Fist play hip-hop, reggae and funk for Ladies Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., beginning at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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Easter Sunday

The San Juan Mountains Association and Durango Mountain Resort offer a ski naturalist trek beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the base of chairlift #4. 385-2147 for details.

The annual Easter Egg Scramble returns to Santa Rita Park, and all egg fetchers should meet at the basketball courts by 9:45 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to start each age group and for pictures.

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

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.

Monday24

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

The Sea & The Rhythm plays original acoustic, indie pop at the Common Sense Cafe, 1480 E. Second Ave., from 6:30-8 p.m.

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

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., hosts open mic night from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

Terry Rickard plays acoustic rock at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., starting at 8 p.m.

 

Tuesday25

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

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.

The Sea & The Rhythm, Annie Brooks and James Else play original songs of the folk persuasion at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., from 7-9 p.m.

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

The Columbine Bar, located on Grand Ave. in Mancos, hosts its Tuesday Night Jam beginning at 8 p.m. The session is open to all musicians.

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.

Wednesday26

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.

A crystal bowl meditation group meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Namaste Health Center, 1099 Main Ave., Suite 200. Drop-ins are welcome, and admission is by donation. 259-1838 for details.

An open bluegrass jam meets from 6-8 p.m. at the Durango Brewing Company, 3000 Main Ave. The circle gathers every Wednesday. 247-1264 for details.

The Durango Chess Club gathers for its weekly meeting at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, at 6:30 p.m.

The WRC Writer’s Group, “Wild Women Writing,” meets from 6:30-8 p.m. at Andy’s Photography, 1323 E. Second Ave.  The group is open to published and unpublished writers. 759-9993.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts an open mic night starting at 7 p.m. The event returns on the first Wednesday of every month. 259-9018 for details.

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

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, performs with special guest Phil Peters on drums at Joel’s,119 W. 8th St., at 8 p.m. 385-0430.

Ongoing

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College exhibits “100 Contemporary Works by Native Artists from the Hensler Collection,” beginning March 20. The Bill and Sue Hensler collection of contemporary Native American art includes a diverse group of artists from a variety of tribes. The collection in its entirety includes more than 200 items, including pottery, paintings and sculpture, directly acquired from the artists themselves. An opening reception is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. on March 20. 247-7456 for details.  

Kitty Kitty Boom Boom, 600 East Second Ave., showcases more than 25 works of “jean” art for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAW) through the month of March. The jeans reflect the NEDAW theme of “Be Comfortable in Your Genes” and highlight messages of positive body image. The art can be viewed Monday through Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 12–6 p.m.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., exhibits “Light, Shadow and Time,” a collection of black-and-white photographs by Mitch Dobrowner and Thomas Carr, through April 30. Dobrowner’s surreal photographic landscapes reflect the power of nature and the hushed beauty of outdoor scenes in America. Thomas Carr is an archaeologist and photographer and has documented the essence of many significant historical sites. 382-8355 for details.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts the Senior Art Major Exhibition from March 24 - April 4. The show includes selected works by graduating seniors and can be viewed from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays. An opening reception is set for March 24 at 4:30 p.m. 247-7167 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents “Dirty Hands,” a ceramic invitational exhibit, through April 3. The show includes ceramic artists from around the region using varying styles and clay mediums. An exhibit of mezzotints by David Clark is also on display at the Durango Arts Center library gallery. And Fran Mayfield and Niara Isley present “The Quality of Light,” an exhibit of plein air paintings and light sculpture in the Local Expressions Gallery. 259-2606 for details.

Durango photographers Howard Rachlin and Branson Reynolds are exhibiting selections of their Southwest photographs at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., throughout the month of March. 375-7877 for details. 

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., host the exhibit “Eskimo Artifacts from Arctic Alaska.” This show features clothing, masks, hunting and fishing tools, dolls, toys, fetishes and other items..259-2402 for details.

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 Referral Matrix meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Wells Group. The BNI Referral Market meets from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Prudential. BNI Business Connections meets every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Durango Rec. Center. 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

Dave Stringer will lead Kirtan, Indian participatory singing, on March 27 at Yogadurango.

The Random Family String Band, from Taos, will play the Summit on March 28.

The 44th annual Hozhoni Days celebration returns to Fort Lewis College on March 28-29.

The Diamond Circle Melodrama will be holding locals’ auditions for the 2008 season on March 29. 247-3400 for details.

Durango Harley-Davidson hosts a Motorcycle Swap Meet Extravaganza on March 29-30 to benefit the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers.

Darla Hill will offer dance classes to benefit the Animas Museum on Monday evenings from March 31-April 21.

Durango Nature Studies will host its upcoming volunteer naturalist training on April 2, 4 & 5. www.durangonaturestudies.org for details.

Fort Lewis College Theatre will present performances of “Dante’s Inferno” on April 3-6 & 10-12.

An Upper San Juan Water Quality Forum is set for April 3-4. 259-3583 for details.

Out on the Colorado Plateau, a two-day regional summit on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues in the Four Corners, is set for April 4 & 5 in Durango. 259-3074 for details.

The San Juan Symphony performs Music for Main, a benefit for the 700 Main Avenue Disaster Relief Fund, on April 5 at the Henry Strater Theater.

Purgatory will celebrate the end of an era and close the season with a Purgy’s goodbye party on April 5 & 6.

The 20th annual Tri the Rim, Durango’s oldest triathlon, returns to Fort Lewis College on April 13. www.fortlewis.edu/tritherim for details.

The Mountain Studies Institute hosts a Trail Art Contest to create sign features along the Silverton Trails System. The deadline is April 14. www.mountainstudies.org for details.

David Hidalgo and Louie Perez, of Los Lobos, will play an April 16 acoustic show at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

“Autism Yesterday,” a film on autism recovery, premieres at the Abbey Theatre on April 17.

Alternative Horizons will host a training for volunteer hotline advocates on April 21. 247-4374 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies invites artists to submit work for “Connections: Earth + Artist - A Tribute Art Show in Resistance to Desert Rock.” The deadline is May 9. 382-6982 for details.

 

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Three-band bill plays for Laos and Ecuador
What: A fund-raiser for FLC’s Engineers Without Borders
Where: The Durango Elks Lodge, 901 E. Second Ave.   
When: Sat., March 22, from 5-11 p.m.

Durango’s favorite cross-dresser will take the stage for indigenous people in Laos and Ecuador this Saturday. Ralph Dinosaur, along with metalcore band Arvella and ska/punk band Oatie Paste, play a March 22 fund-raiser for Fort Lewis College’s Engineers Without Borders. The show runs from 5-11 p.m. at the Durango Elk’s Lodge.

The concert will help fund Engineers Without Borders projects to build water systems for indigenous people in Laos and Ecuador this summer. All proceeds will go directly toward water systems material costs

FLC-EWB is a nonprofit student-based organization that aims to help villages in remote and underdeveloped areas without potable water, sanitation, energy or other basic services. While installing water and sanitation systems this summer, students will also conduct local health surveys and provide some education.

Tickets will be available at the door and there will be discounts for students with a valid ID. Liquid refreshments will also be served. For more information contact 946-9130.

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‘One Month After the Fire’ gathering
What: Gathering and celebration in honor of the 700 block fire
Where: 700 block of Main Ave.
When: Fri., March 21, from 3-5 p.m.

Durango will celebrate its spirit and resilience with a community gathering this Fri., March 21. “One Month After the Fire” is set for 3 to 5 p.m. in the 700 block of Main Avenue and will honor the devastating downtown fire.

On Feb. 22, three downtown businesses – Seasons Rotisserie & Grill, Half-Price Tees and Le Rendezvous Swiss Bakery & Café – were completely destroyed by fire. To support those impacted, the Durango Business Improvement District established the 700 Main Ave. Disaster Relief Fund to provide for the immediate needs of the affected employees and first responders. Now 30 days after the event, Durango will celebrate survival and recovery with a community party. Far from a solemn occasion, the community gathering will feature veteran local rocker Ralph Dinosaur performing from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by a short presentation in honor of the firefighters and on relief efforts and reconstruction plans. Refreshments will be offered by the Rochester Hotel, BBQ Jim and Steamworks Brewing Co.

“I continue to have community members approach me asking how they can help,” said Assistant City Manager Greg Caton. “We thought this was a great opportunity for everyone to come together to show support. This will be one of Durango’s must-attend events.”

To further the efforts of the relief fund, Seasons will be selling wine recovered from the restaurant’s extensive wine cellar; Half-Price Tees will offer aftermath T-shirts for sale; and Le Rendezvous will have souvenir bricks for sale, 700 of which have been salvaged by the City from the restaurant’s exterior. Donations to the relief fund will also be accepted.

For more information, visit www.downtowndurango.org.

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