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Taste of Durango returns to Main on Sunday


Sky Ute Casino cracks open the money booth
Durango to host women’s wellness symposium
Humane Society hosts annual Adopt-A-Thon

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Durango’s weekly Critical Mass ride leaves Buckley Park, located at the corner of 12th St. and Main Ave., at 5 p.m.

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 La Plata County Children, Youth and Family Master Plan will be presented from 6-8 p.m. in the Smiley Building Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave. The document is a plan for ensuring that La Plata County children, youth and families thrive. www.childrenyouthandfamily.org for details.

Turtle Lake Refuge offers a Chi Foods Class, gourmet living foods preparation, from 6-8 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Retreat, 848 E. Third Ave. The class continues on Thursday evenings through June 12. 247-8395.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts a group trail run on the Meadow Loop and Mike’s. Interested runners should meet at the Horse Gulch trailhead at 6 p.m. 946-5557 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.

Singer-songwriter Annie Brooks performs from

6:30-8 p.m. at the Common Sense Internet Cafe at 1480 E. Second Ave.

The Durango Photography Club meets at the La Plata County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Club President Joel White will present a program on exposure, and the public is welcome. 385-8470 for details.

Singer-songwriter Dave Mensch performs at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., starting at 7 p.m.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., hosts Mona Charles presenting “Animas City Cemetery - an Archeological Study” at 7:30 p.m. The talk is part of the museum’s spring lecture series. 259-2402 for details.

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 DJs spinning for Disco Night beginning at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Link performs the set “Acid Trance VS. Dirty House” for Pint Night at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Paint Bar in the Garage Art Studio from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Trail Care Crew kicks off a weekend of talking trails, teaching people proper trailbuilding technique, and spending quality time digging in the dirt. The event continues on May 17 with trailbuilding school and on May 18 with a group ride. 259-4682 to register.

The Southwest Christian Writers Association’s 29th Annual Conference “Write for His Glory: From Start to Print” kicks off at 2 p.m. at Hesperus Baptist Camp and Conference Center. The event continues all-day on May 17. 564-9449 for details.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, performs solo at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., starting at 4 p.m.

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.

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

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

Jack Ellis & Larry Carver bring their high-altitude blend of blues, rock and folk to the new Pagosa Brew Pub at 6 p.m.

The Jeff Solon Swing’n Big Band performs for the final Red Slipper Dance Party at 7:30 p.m. at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Suzi DiSanto will offer free dance lessons during the first set, and all proceeds benefit the Volunteers of America.

The Porchlights bring their “hot pickin’ & grinnin’” at the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Shotgun Jesus, Durango’s pseudo jam/vibe band, plays a farewell show with special guest Strange New Shoes at 8 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 1550 Main Ave.

Wild Country plays danceable country at the Billy Goat Saloon on Highway 160 in Gem Village, starting at 8 p.m. Call 884-9155 for details.

Freeplay plays rock, country, blues and originals at Virginia’s Steakhouse, located at Vallecito Lake, at 8 p.m. 884-9495 for details.

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

The Good Neighbors join special guests Tin Tree at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Benjamin K spins “Dirty Tech House” at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., hosts its May Fair with an 8 a.m. Chuckwagon Breakfast; living history demos from 9-11 a.m.; and an 11 a.m. Animas City Cemetery Tour. Warren Hurley, Jim Potter, & Terry Knight will present the talk, “Secrets of Sacred Ridge & Blue Mesa” at 1 p.m. 259-2402.

The Durango Farmer’s Market meets from 8 a.m.-noon at First National Bank of Durango, 4

259 W. 9th St. The event includes produce from local farmers, prepared food items and locally made crafts. Food stamps accepted.

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

Climb to Conquer Cancer, a one-day, noncompetitive event to fight the disease, meets from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Chapman Hill. Participants will make their way along the 1.8-mile Rim Trail and there will be music, activities and refreshments for all ages. 247-0278 for details.

The Arts & Crafts Market of Durango Inc. meets at Buckley Park from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The market includes local art by local artists and partial proceeds benefit the Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County. www.acmdurango.org for details.

An open house on the Citizens’ Preservation Plan for the Riverview Parcel occurs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front lot at 560 E. 30th St. The preservation plan for the 1.65-acre parcel includes possibilities for a nature learning preserve, a farm-to-school garden, a reconfigured trail, wildlife habitat and a natural play space. 247-0822 for details.

Calida Maischoss leads a free medicinal and edible plant walk from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Haviland Lake. The event is sponsored by the San Juan Mountain Association. 759-9287 for details.

The Colorado Native Plant Society hosts a spring wildflower identification trip in the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. The event is free and open to the public. 882-7241 to register.

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

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Paint Bar in the Garage Art Studio from noon-4 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

Durango BMX hosts a “Fun Day Membership Drive” with free racing and half-price ABA membership fees. The event begins at 11 a.m. with a silent auction, raffle, food, games and training. Free racing sign-ups run from 1-2 p.m. with racing to follow. 259-0332 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, hosts free showings of all three Indiana Jones films beginning with “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at noon. “Temple of Doom” is scheduled for 2 p.m., and “The Last Crusade” will go on at 4 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, performs solo at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., starting at 4 p.m.

Kirtan, Eastern Indian devotional singing, returns to the Smiley Building’s Blue Heron Yoga Studio, 1309 E. Third Ave., at 5:30 p.m. 259-2110 for details.

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

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

Jack Ellis & Larry Carver bring their high-altitude blend of blues, rock and folk to Rubio’s, in Aztec, NM at 6:30 p.m.

Tin Tree Factory, on tour from Seattle, performs folky-punk music at 7 p.m. at the Wine House, 720 E. Fifth Ave. Donations appreciated. www.myspace.com/tintreefactory for details.

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

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

Freeplay plays rock, country, blues and originals at Virginia’s Steakhouse, located at Vallecito Lake, at 8 p.m. 884-9495 for details.

DJ Eschaton spins electro-minimal on the patio at Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., starting at 10 p.m. for late night happy hour. 259-9018 for details.

The Sans Ritual Project plays high-energy world electronic jam at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Liquid Cheese returns to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., for Ladies Night at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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Durango BMX hosts races from 1-2 p.m. at the track just south of Gateway Park. 799-1780 or www.durangobmx.com for details.

Pete Giuliani plays acoustic covers and originals at Trimble Hot Springs from 2-5 p.m. 247-0111 for details.

Local bluegrass favorites Deep Blue Creek play a post-Taste of Durango party on the patio at the Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave. The free, all-ages show runs from 3-6 p.m. and Carvers will honor leftover Taste tokens. 259-2545 for details.

Singer-songwriter Joel Racheff performs at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., starting at 7 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.

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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.

The Chimney Rock Archeological Area offers its Full-Moon Program Full-Moon Program. The event includes Native American flute melodies by Charles Martinez, and the gate is open from 6: 45-7:15 p.m. www.chimneyrockco.org for details.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, performs solo at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., starting at 7 p.m. 4

Durango Nature Studies hosts a full moon hike under the Flower Moon from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the Lower Hermosa Trail. 382-9244 ext. 3 to register.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., hosts open mic night from 8 p.m. to close. 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.

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The Adaptive Sports Association will host a training for summer volunteers to assist with rafting, cycling, camping, climbing and more.  Additional trainings will be held June 2 & 4. 259-0374 for details.

Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, both double lung transplant recipients, present their story at a free public event at Mercy Medical Center at 4:30 p.m. The authors will share stories from their book The Power of Two: a Twin Triumph over Cystic Fibrosis. 247-1438 for details.

Durango BMX hosts practices from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the track just south of Gateway Park. 799-1780 or www.durangobmx.com for details.

Ultimate Frisbee takes place at Miller Middle School at 5:30 p.m. and is open to all comers.

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

Durango Community Access Television offers a Television and Video Production workshop from 6-9 p.m. Upon completion, members will be able to use DCAT’s cameras and equipment. 259-2802 or www.dcat.tv for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Paint Bar in the Garage Art Studio for a Tuesday Evening Happy Hour from 6-7 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a booksigning with Dick Dorworth, author of Night Driving: Invention of the Wheel and Other Blues, at 6:30 p.m. Dorworth was a pioneering rock climber and original denizen of Yosemite’s fabled Camp 4. 247-1438 for details.

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.

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The Adaptive Sports Association will host a training for summer volunteers to assist with rafting, cycling, camping, climbing and more.  Additional trainings will be held June 2 & 4. 259-0374 for details.

Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., offers free coffee tasting courses from noon-1 p.m. 259-2059 for details.

Trails 2000 seeks volunteers for trail work on the Sale Barn Trail from 4-7 p.m. www.trails2000.org for details.

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

An open bluegrass jam meets from 6-8 p.m. at the Durango Brewing Co., 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.

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

A free class on Mysticism & Meditation meets from 7-8 p.m. at Chiropractic Durango, 555 Rivergate Lane, Suite B1-108. The ongoing class is hosted by the Center of Light. 882-4920 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 solo at Joel’s,119 W. 8th St., at 8 p.m. 385-0430 for details.

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.

Ongoing

The Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., hosts music and comedy from Darryl Kuntz, “Out of the Box and Out of Control!,” at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Sunday. The nightly performances will continue through June 8. www.HenryStraterTheatre.com or 375-7160 for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 755 E. Second Ave., presents an exhibit of elegant color photographs by Bob Winsett in a show titled “Buddha.” The photographs bring out the mystery and intrigue of Buddhas from many Asian countries including India, Myanmar, Bhutan and Thailand and will be on display through May 28. 382-8355 or www.openshuttergallery.com for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College exhibits “100 Contemporary Works by Native Artists from the Hensler Collection.” 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. The Old Spanish Trail and Selections of the Jewelry of Ben Nighthorse also continue to exhibit. 247-7456 for details.  

Pure Soul Coffee House, 40 Town Plaza, exhibits the mixed-media artworks of Brynn Ronning through the month of May. 382-8355 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. The museum is also hosting “Boots & Saddles: Historic Foot Gear and Horse Gear from Southwestern Colorado.” 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

The students of Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School will host a peace pole dedication in the Learning Garden on May 22.

Habitat for Humanity will host a groundbreaking celebration at Fox Farm Village on May 22.

Dance for Darfur, a benefit to aid displaced families in Sudan, lands at Carvers on May 22 and features performances by Carute Roma, Sound Advice, Back Porch Swing Band and Sea & the Rhythm.

The Firewise Council of Southwest Colorado will host a May 22 orientation for new Neighborhood Ambassadors. 247-8306 to RSVP.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a May 22 booksigning with Rita Marie Robinson.

Taos poet and writer Jeannie Zandi will address a public “satsang” in Durango on May 23. www.jeanniezandi.com for details.

The Durango Chamber of Commerce and the City of Durango will host the 5th annual Clean Day downtown cleanup on May 23.

Louise Ireland-Frey will speak about and sign copies of The Blossom of Buddha at the Durango Dharma Center on May 24.

The 31st Annual Animas Surgical Hospital Narrow Gauge Races, featuring 10-mile and 5K runs, return on May 25. www.active.com to register.

The Ignacio Senior Center will host a benefit Bear Dance Weekend lunch on May 25. 563-4561 for details.

Political reporter Adam Schrager will give a May 27 booksigning at Maria’s Bookshop.

The Mountain Studies Institute is sponsoring an Air Quality Forum about ozone, visibility, mercury and other air quality issues May 29 at FLC. 247-7071 or www.mountainstudies.org to register.

The Pagosa Folk ‘n Bluegrass Festival, featuring the Waybacks, Biscuit Burners and many others, lands at Reservoir Hill on June 6-8.

Wines of the San Juan presents bluegrass band Cadillac Sky performing for Ducks for Bucks, a benefit for Niemann-Pick Disease.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of La Plata County returns on June 20-21. The theme of this year’s event is “There’s No Place Like HOPE!”

Sky Ute Casino cracks open the money booth

What: The 9th annual Non-Profit Money Booth Event

Where: The Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio

When: Tues., May 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Fifteen area nonprofit organizations will compete for their share of $20,500 this week at the Sky Ute Casino. The 9th annual Nonprofit Money Booth returns to the casino on May 20.

Since 1999, when Sky Ute Casino first opened the Non-Profit Money Booth, more than $190,000 has been given to local charities to support a variety of worthy causes. Last year, selected organizations included: Youth Baseball of Southwest Colorado, Tribal College Journal, Tri-County Head Start, Shiprock Amateur Baseball League, Sexual Assault Services Organization, Manna Soup Kitchen, La Plata Family Centers Coalition, Ignacio Friends of the Library, Housing Solutions for the Southwest, Four Corners Good Samaritan Village, Durango High School Native American Club, Ducks for Bucks, Childhaven, Blue Star Mother’s of America, and Annie’s Orphans.

This year’s event kicks off with a cocktail reception in the Rolling Thunder Hall from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. During the reception, the selected organizations will be honored and each presented a $500 check. The action gets under way at 7:30 p.m. when a representative from each organization will enter the money booth for 45 seconds to grab as much cash as they can.  

For further information on the event, contact 563-3373 or carol.taylor@skyutecasino.com.

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Taste of Durango returns to Main on Sunday
What: The annual celebration of local food and libations
Where: Durango’s Main Avenue
When: Sun., May 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  

Food, drink and music take over downtown Durango this Sunday with the return of the annual Taste of Durango. A section of Main Avenue will be closed to traffic, and more than 40 food and beer booths from local restaurants and breweries will take the place of cars.

Awards will be given in categories such as: “Definitely Durango” for a taste that reflects the spirit of the town; “Most Tantalizing Taste” for the most intriguing dish; and “Most Creative Cuisine.” New this year is “Durango’s Best Cooks Competition.” Durango High School Pro Start cooks will be doing cooking demonstrations, and local cooks and chefs will be cooking to impress at this competition that is hopefully our first of many. 

Durango musicians will set the backdrop for the event on the main stage. For younger tasters, activity booths will be set up featuring a jump-around, the Catch It Quick Jugglers, and activities from the Durango Children’s Museum, San Juan Citizens’ Alliance and the Family Center. All proceeds from the event benefit the Manna Soup Kitchen.

As in past years, participants are asked to leave their four-leggeds at home and to “Eat, drink and be merry, for on the morrow ’tis back to work we go!”

For information, log onto www.tasteofdurango.com.

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Sky Ute Casino cracks open the money booth
What: The 9th annual Non-Profit Money Booth Event
Where: The Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio
When: Tues., May 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Fifteen area nonprofit organizations will compete for their share of $20,500 this week at the Sky Ute Casino. The 9th annual Nonprofit Money Booth returns to the casino on May 20.

Since 1999, when Sky Ute Casino first opened the Non-Profit Money Booth, more than $190,000 has been given to local charities to support a variety of worthy causes. Last year, selected organizations included: Youth Baseball of Southwest Colorado, Tribal College Journal, Tri-County Head Start, Shiprock Amateur Baseball League, Sexual Assault Services Organization, Manna Soup Kitchen, La Plata Family Centers Coalition, Ignacio Friends of the Library, Housing Solutions for the Southwest, Four Corners Good Samaritan Village, Durango High School Native American Club, Ducks for Bucks, Childhaven, Blue Star Mother’s of America, and Annie’s Orphans.

This year’s event kicks off with a cocktail reception in the Rolling Thunder Hall from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. During the reception, the selected organizations will be honored and each presented a $500 check. The action gets under way at 7:30 p.m. when a representative from each organization will enter the money booth for 45 seconds to grab as much cash as they can.  

For further information on the event, contact 563-3373 or carol.taylor@skyutecasino.com.

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Durango to host women’s wellness symposium
What: The first-ever Women’s Cancer & Survivorship Symposium
Where: Fort Lewis College  
When: Sat., May 17 with registration from 8:15-8:50 a.m.

Durango is playing host to another first-ever this weekend. The Women’s Cancer & Survivorship Symposium lands at Fort Lewis College on Saturday. Featured speakers will provide insights into treatment, prevention, leading-edge research and important issues in the fight against the deadly disease.

B.J. Boucher, community coordinator for the Women’s Wellness Connection, has dedicated much of her life to developing programs for women who are undergoing cancer treatment and for cancer survivors. Boucher is enthusiastic about the symposium and says it will bring much-needed awareness to the area regarding issues faced by women during and after cancer treatment.

“I believe this symposium is the first of its kind for the Four Corners,” she said. “The agenda for the public conference contains a lot of valuable information from which we all can learn.  We have some incredible presenters who are leaders in their fields.”

Boucher encourages community members and others to attend Saturday’s free event.  “This free public forum will help women who are being treated for cancer and will help women who have survived cancer,” she said. “I sincerely hope that every woman in the area will consider attending this symposium.”

Organizers are also stressing that area health providers should attend the related two-day women’s cancer conference for medical professionals, which begins Fri., May 16, and runs concurrently with the public conference on Saturday.  Medical providers can earn education credits for attending.

To register for the Women’s Cancer and Survival Symposium, call the Women’s Wellness Connection at 259-3527 or visit www.uchsc.edu/cme and click the “Event” link.

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Humane Society hosts annual Adopt-A-Thon
What: The 6th annual effort to connect new owners and stray dogs and cats
Where: The La Plata County Humane Society, 1111 S. Camino del Rio
When: May 16 & 17 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.  

Durango’s strays will be out in search of permanent homes this weekend. The La Plata County Humane Society hosts its 6th annual Adopt-A-Thon this Friday and Saturday. With litter season in full swing, the goal of the event is to find permanent homes for all of the animals living at the shelter.  

A variety of activities are on tap for the Adopt-A-Thon. Allison Ragsdale Photography will be on hand taking professional pet portraits in a special fund-raising event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on May 17. For only $20, owners can purchase a 5x7 portrait of their pet with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society.

Four Corners broadcasting will provide a live remote broadcast from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on both days. In addition, a variety of live music performances will be provided by Dave Mensch of  Formula 151, The Silver Mountain String Band, and Gigi Love & Howie Basley.  

The Humane Society Thrift Store will also be holding special sales during this event, and food and refreshments will be available throughout the Adopt-A-Thon.  

All proceeds from the two-day event benefit the Humane Society. For more information, contact the Shelter at 259-2847.  

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