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San Francisco’s Forrest Day plays the Hank
First-ever ‘Instrument Roundup’ set for Saturday
DAWDLE pays first visit to downtown Durango

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The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second, offers a free workshop on how to submit to the 33rd Annual Juried Show at 3 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

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

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo performs its weekly gig in the bar at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts a group trail run on the Carbon Junction Trail. Interested runners should meet at the Highway 3 trailhead at 6 p.m. 946-5557 for details.

Singer-songwriter Annie Brooks plays the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m. with “Prostate Cancer: A Model for Studying Traditional and Alternative Therapies and the Natural History of Disease,” a presentation by Dr. Jim Burpee, in 130 Noble Hall. 247-7401 for details.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

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

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield hosts a talk with author Peter Anderson on the ecology of story, spirituality and landscape at 7 p.m. 884-2222 for details.

The Durango Recreation Center hosts Kayak Night from 7-8:45 p.m. in the pool. 375-7312 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., offers Salsa Night. The evening includes salsa lessons from 7-7:30 p.m. and DJ Twelfth Night spinning until 11 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

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

Backcountry Experience sponsors the Durango premier of the documentary climbing film, “Luxury Liner,” at 8 p.m. at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. The film highlights the first ascent of Supercrack at nearby Indian Creek. 247-5830.

The Voodoo Organist returns to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. HalfTheGrass opens the show. 247-2324.

Friday24

The City of Durango and San Juan Basin Recycling Association offer Computer and Electronic Collection Days from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Durango Recycle Center. The event continues from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 25, and CPUs, laptops, monitors, televisions, scanners, fax machines, cell phones and power cords will all be accepted. 375-4831.

The Week of the Young Child continues with free entrance to the Durango Discovery Kids Museum between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. www.lpfcc.org for details.

A seminar on Open Meetings and Public Records Law meets from 1-4 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. Featured speakers are attorneys Chris Beall and Jennifer Hunt of Denver, and Michael Goldman, Bill Roberts and Ryan Bidwell, all of Durango.  247-0822 for details.

The Center of Light hosts a Community Clean Up starting at Buckley Park at 4 p.m. 882-2123 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.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents the Friday Afternoon Club with live music from 5-8 p.m. DJ Batch spins from 10 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Toh-Atin Gallery, 145 W. 9th St., hosts “Threads Through Time,” a free Navajo Weaving Lecture by Jackson Clark, at 5:30 p.m. 247-8277 for details.

Joel Racheff takes the stage at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Critical Mass returns at 6 p.m., starting at Buckley Park. The ride will take place the last Friday of each month through the fall.

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour screens at the Dolores

Community Center from 6-10 p.m. The event benefits the Dolores River Festival and includes the Great Outdoors Silent Auction, food and beer. www.doloresriverfestival.org 

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

The Center of Light Dolores celebrates its 10th anniversary with a free screening of “Freedom Writers” at 6 p.m. 882-2123 for details.

Mark Simons plays jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to close. 247-7700.

Violinist Kasia Sokol will perform works by Bach, Brahms, Dvorak and Shostakovich at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave. She’ll be joined by James Jon Bader on cello and C. Scott Hagler on the piano. www.DurangoRecitals.com for details.

Blues rock band Indigenous, headed by Lakota Sioux Mato Nanji, plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7:30 p.m. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

The Edgar Mach Blues Band stops off at the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801.

Florigan plays rock at the Billy Goat Saloon, located off U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

A Dub Rock Band plays roots reggae at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 9 p.m.

XCLAN, 2MEX, MEDUSA and Article play local hip hop at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

The Mayflies play the first of two shows at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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A free “Family-to-Family” class for family members and caregivers of persons living with a mental disorder begins. 247-9472 for details.

A Share the Trails Summit: Respecting our Common Ground meets from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel. The day-long event promises to open and improve lines of communication, enhance mutual respect and build land stewardship bridges. 385-1210 for details.

Durango Mountain Bike Camp presents a Ladies Mountain Biking Clinic with instructors Sarah Tescher, Elke Brutsaert and Cindy Dahlberg. The clinic meets at the FLC Clocktower at 9 a.m. and partial proceeds benefit area charities. www.durangomountainbikecamp.com for details.

Friends of the Durango Public Library’s biggest book sale ever takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the library. More than 30,000 books will be available for sale.

The Week of the Young Child concludes with the Kids Fair at the Durango Mall, which includes free activities for kids and information for parents, between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. www.lpfcc.org for details.

The Healthy Families program hosts an enrollment fair for parents seeking health-care coverage for their children from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kids Fair in the Durango Mall. 385-4747 ext. 7 for details. 4

Astrologer Cassandra Leoncini discusses “Mythology and the New Dwarf Planets” at 10 a.m. at Dragonfly’s Book Garden, 929 Highway 3. 565-7272 for details.

The Durango Wheel Club holds its weekly group ride for all levels from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For safety and legal reasons, all riders must be DWC members. www.durangowheelclub.com for more info.

Four Corners Integrity, a local chapter of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Episcopalians, holds its first gathering and lunch at noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave. Email mail@integrityfourcorners.com to RSVP.

The rescheduled Skyfest meets from 1-4 p.m. in Schneider Park and includes free concerts from The Good Neighbors and Formula 151, games, food and more. The event was originally planned for April 11 but cancelled due to weather. AOSMITH@fortlewis.edu for details.

Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County hosts a Homeowner Orientation meeting at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Durango. The meeting is mandatory for prospective homeowners. 382-2215 for details.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays at the Steamworks Bayfield Beer Factory from 5-8 p.m. 884-7837 for details.

Joel Racheff plays an encore show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

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

The Center of Light Dolores presents Guided Meditation, Labyrinth Walk and Peace Prayers at 6 p.m. at the Sophia Peace Center in Dolores. 882-2123 to RSVP.

Dennis Wakeman hosts open mic at Guiseppe’s Restaurant, located on Goddard Ave. in Ignacio, from 6-8 p.m.

Mark Simons plays jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to close. 247-7700 for details.

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., starting at 7 p.m.

Folk-rocker Jonatha Brooke, who is touring behind her new release, “The Works,” plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7:30 p.m. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

The Lawn Chair Kings, the Miserabillies and Baby Toro play a three-band-aganza at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 8 p.m.

Wild Country plays Legends Lounge and Grill, 331 S. Camino del Rio, at 8 p.m. 385-5533 for details.

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

The Mayflies play an encore show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Liquid Cheese and BPM return to Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

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The 9th annual Aztec Alien Run Mountain Bike Competition takes off at Hart Canyon north of Aztec. Registration for the 25-mile race takes place at 8 a.m. All proceeds benefit future trail maintenance and development. www.alienrun.com for details.

The Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., kicks off its Gospel Brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with live music.

The Durango chapter of Food Not Bombs serves free vegetarian/vegan food starting at 1-4 p.m. at Riverfront Park in conjunction with a drum circle. Volunteers, donations and potluck dishes are welcome at the weekly event. durangofoodnotbombs@gmail.com.

Durango BMX holds Sunday trophy races, with sign ups from 1-2 p.m. with racing to follow, weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com or 799-1780 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, presents a double-bill starting with 7 p.m. show from singer-songwriter Chris Pureka. Revolutionary rapper Immortal Technique plays an all ages show at 10 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

 

Joel Racheff plays 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.

Stimulus Package plays a 9 p.m. show at the Summit, 600 Main Ave. 247-2324 for details.

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Joel Racheff performs at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a book release party for two new locally generated green-living titles from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Founder of Turtle Lake Refuge Katrina Blair and local freelance writer Erinn Morgan will discuss their respective books, Local Wild Life: Turtle Lake Refuges Recipes for Living Deep and Picture Yourself Going Green.  247-1438 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts a Texas Hold-em poker tournament at 7 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays 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.

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.

The Reverend Horton Heat returns to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, for a 10 p.m. show. The Soda Jerks open. 385-1711 for details.

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The Referral Market Chapter of Business Network International meets from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Prudential Triple S Realty, 700 Main Ave. 375-7794 for details.

The Family Center hosts a newborn playgroup for parents with babies under 6-months-old from 1:30-3 p.m. Each week features a new guest speaker. 385-4747 for details.    

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays at The Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5 p.m.

Durango BMX holds Tuesday Gate Practice from 5:30-7 p.m., weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com or 799-1780.

Mill Street Brews, 25 Mill St. in Bayfield, hosts an open jam session beginning at 6 p.m. The event meets every Tuesday evening. 884-7070 for details.

Lacey Black plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 6 p.m.

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield hosts a free program on “Cooking at High Altitudes” at 6:30 p.m. 884-2222.

Singer-songwriter Joel Racheff plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m. The show includes a keg giveaway at 11 p.m.

The Durango Recreation Center hosts Kayak Night from 7-8:45 p.m. in the pool. 375-7312 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.

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

Acoustic folk/pop/indie troubadours Annie Brooks and Cyle Talley split a set of originals at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., from 7-9 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts live music from the Day Dreamers at 8 p.m. 259-9018 for details. 4

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Business Networking International hosts Business Connections from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. 422-2032 for details.

Animas SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), Durango’s only independent, radical, anti-authoritarian student & youth collective, meets every Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. in a top-secret location. Email animas-sds@riseup.net for details.

A purse auction and sale takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., to help reduce Colorado high school girls’ dropout rate. Filled “theme” purse will go up for auction and a variety of new and gently used designer and vintage bags will be for sale. www.fillthepurse.org for details.

Greg Ryder returns to The Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl, field editors for Backpacking Light Magazine, give a free talk on Lightweight Foods and Cooking Systems for backpackers at 6 p.m. at Backcountry Experience, 1205 Camino del Rio.

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.

Serving Life Chiropractic Studio, 1040 Main Ave., offers a free Wellness Wednesday Talk on health, life and well-being from 6-7 p.m. 422-2032 to reserve a spot.

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

Elliot Eisenberg, National Association of Home Builders’ Senior Economist, discusses “Where We Are, How We Got There and Business Strategies to Consider” at 7 p.m. at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. 382-0082 to RSVP.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, returns to the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.  

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.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts an evening of hip hop from Black Pegasus, Tullie the Rapper and Diabolic Sound Platoon beginning at 9 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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Ongoing

Imaginary Friends Production and Durango Performing Arts Co. present “Twelve Dancing Princesses” and “Into the Woods, Jr.” at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. The plays show at 7 p.m. on April 24, 25 & May 1, 2, 8, 9 and 1 p.m. on May 2 & 9. 259-2606 for details.

Durango Lively Arts presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” a comic opera in two acts, at the Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave., on April 24, 25 & May 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7 p.m. and at 1 p.m. on April 25 & May 2, 9. www.durangotheatre.org for details.

The Gallery at St. Mark’s, 910 E. 3rd Ave., hosts the “Friday Painters” exhibit through April 27. The show features works from the group of area artists who paint on weekly outings. Members represented in the exhibit are Wanita Christensen, Alice Crapo, Sue Fournier, Rosemary Juskevich, Mary Lanka, Cindy L. Lathrop, Caroline Lippincott, Helen Medill, Elsie Siapno and Pat Smiley. 247-1129 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., exhibits Creativity Festivity: A Shipload of Animals,” throughout the month of April. Local adult artists Miki Harder, Cindy Coleman, Elizabeth Kinahan and Amy Vaclav-Felker will also share their animal artwork for the show. 259-2606 for details.

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts the Senior Art Majors Exhibition through April 30. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays. 247-7167 for details.

The traditional oil paintings of Robert Zahner are on display at the Durango Community Recreation Center through April. 

Pure Soul Coffee, 40 Town Plaza, exhibits the monoprints of Maureen May through the end of April. 259-5499 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College hosts the exhibition, 100% Birgitta: The Fine Art of Revolutionary Crochet. The Sixth Annual Juried Photography Show, Transitions: Navajo Weaving 1880-1920, and Postcards from the Nina Heald Webber Collection are also on display. Visit http: //swcenter.fortlewis.edu or call 247-7456 for more information

Upcoming

The Miller Poetry Slam, “Fire, Air, Water, Earth,” takes place on April 30 in the Miller Middle School Commons.

Steve Forbert will play an April 30 show at the Henry Strater Theatre.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will hold an April 30 volunteer recruitment meeting at the Commons. 375-7913 for details.

The Durango Figure Skating Club will present “Rocking Through the Decades,” a show featuring Four Corner skaters, on May 1 at Chapman Hill.

Louis Steele, guitarist, and Gemma Kavanagh, soprano, will play the final performance of the 2008-09 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Recital Series on May 1.

The Spinning Wheels will play sonically-charged Americana at the Mancos Valley Distillery on May 1.

The Durango Wine Experience, the third annual local wine festival, returns May 1-2.

The Community Concert Hall hosts a May 2 performance of the long-running theatrical comedy “Greater Tuna.”

The 15th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta comes to Buckley Park on May 2.

Community Connections’ 6th annual “Golfing for Kids with Disabilities” Family Support Golf Tournament returns to the Hillcrest Golf Club on May 2. 385-3450 for details.

Fort Lewis College’s Spring Commencement will be held on May 2 at Whalen Gym.

The 2009 Durango Open Karate Tournament will meet on May 2 at Escalante Middle School.

The Meditations, Bob Marley’s backup band, will play a May 3 show at the Summit.

Local mental-health counselor Janet Curry, M.A. will give a presentation about mindfulness, resilience and stress-hardiness on May 5 at Maria’s Bookshop.

Operation Frontline’s Eating Right cooking classes begin at the Family Center of Durango on May 6. 385-4747 for details.

Maria’s Bookshop hosts a May 7 booksigning with Doug Fine, author of Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living.

Canines for the Cure Dog Walk, benefiting the American Cancer Society, takes off on May 9 at Santa Rita Park. 903-2427 for details.

The National Canoe/Kayak Races, featuring the nation’s top paddlers, take place on the Animas River on May 15-17. Volunteers are needed. 749-2256 for details.

The Bare Bones Burlesque & The Salt Fire Circus will play four local shows on May 27-30 at the Durango Arts Center.

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San Francisco’s Forrest Day plays the Hank
What: A local show from the Bay Area indie-rock band
Where: The Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.  
When: Saturday, April 25. Doors open at 8 p.m.  

The sounds of San Francisco take the stage in Durango this week. Forrest Day and his 8-piece band from the Bay Area play the Henry Strater Theatre this Saturday. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Forrest Day writes songs that defy categorization. With help from his horn-wielding friends, Day performs an eclectic combination of indie-rock with subtle elements of jazz and reggae. The band’s effect has been described as “powerful” and “creating a thick wall of sound.”

The band is comprised of Forrest Day on vocals and alto sax, guitarist Terrell Liedstrand, keyboardist Nick Wyner, bari-sax player Dave Eaton, tenor-sax player Dave Bullers, bassist John Sankey, drummer Jasper Skydecker, and percussionist Travis Whalen. 

More information is available at www.HenryStraterTheatre.com or by calling 375-7160.

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First-ever ‘Instrument Roundup’ set for Saturday
What: A fine dining fund-raiser to provide musical opportunities to children
Where: The Bayfield High School
When: Sat., April 25 at 6: 30 p.m.  

A group of La Plata County organizations are partnering to bring music to our younger masses. The first ever “Instrument Roundup” is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 25 at the Bayfield High School.

The evening is working to provide more opportunities to children through music and feature entertainment, student performances and fine dining. Admission is free for people who donate a musical instrument to the cause.

Bayfield Music Association, Music in the Mountains, Katzin Music, and Acoustic Rights for Children Organization (ARCO) are coming together to collect and dust off old/used instruments and put them into the hands of kids. ARCO was founded with the specific purpose of providing underprivileged kids with the musical instruments and instruction.

More information on the event or the Roundup is available by calling 799-4951.

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DAWDLE pays first visit to downtown Durango
What: A free art work celebration hosted by the Durango Youth Coalition
Where: All over downtown Durango
When: April 23, from 5-10: 30 p.m.  

DAWDLE, a local art walk and celebration, pays its first visit to downtown Durango this week. The “Durango Art Walk Donating Local Enthusiasm” runs from 5 - 10:30 p.m. in locations throughout downtown.

Sponsored by the Durango Youth Coalition, DAWDLE will exhibit the works of dozens of local artists from 5-8 p.m. Venues include the Lost Dog, the Smiley Building, Pure Soul Coffee, Your Flesh Tattoo, Animas Trading Co. and the Durango Arts Center. Special events and live music will also be on tap for the evening. Fifi’s Hair Design will do creative hair design on willing volunteers at the Lost Dog. Kids and inner children can participate in sidewalk chalking outside the Smiley Building. Mariah Kaminsky will perform live art in the Smiley Building lobby. Street artists will display a large outdoor “wall” at the Smiley Building. Live music will be performed at a variety of venues. DAWDLE will draw to a close with an end of the night celebration from 8 - 10:30 p.m. at the Lost Dog. The party will include slam poetry, live music from local band Wild Mountain, complimentary appetizers, drink specials and a raffle and silent auction benefiting the youth coalition.

“We have seen overwhelming interest from local artists, and we will be highlighting dozens of youth artists in our community, and artists of all other ages as well,” said Riley Neugebauer, founder of the DYC.

For more information on DAWDLE or the Durango Youth Coaltion, visit www.durangoyouth.org.

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