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Southwest Business Forum returns to Concert Hall
Durango Discovery Museum hosts ‘Power Hour’

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The Asante Center for Empowered Health, 801 Florida Rd., offers “Crystallize a Vision of Wellness,” healing sessions and talks with Asante practitioners from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is by donation. www.AsanteCenter.com 

Bump in the Road offers Healthy Mommas Happy Babies at 11 a.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. www.durangobumpintheroad.com for details.

Silverton Chocolates, located in the Smiley Building basement, 1309 E. Third Ave., offers free chocolate tastings from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday. 799-4481 for details.

Lee and Chad, a jazz duo, play the Edgewater Lounge, located in the. DoubleTree Hotel, from 6-9 p.m. 259-6580 for details.

Singer-songwriter Levi Mullen plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

Nina Sasaki & Larry Carver play the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-8 p.m. Tumblin’ Dice plays from 8 p.m.-close.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the bar at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Caleb Crain performs on piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433.

Dave Mensch returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., for a free solo show at 7 p.m.

Psychedelic Mojo plays classic rock at Steamworks in Bayfield for the establishment’s closing night bash. The evening gets under way at 7 p.m. 884-3236 for details.

The Edgar Mack Blues Band plays New Year’s Eve at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., hosts a New Year’s Karaoke Party from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801.

The Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave., rings in the New Year with the Lawn Chair Kings, Jaki and the Joysticks and The Scrugglers. The concert begins at 8:30 p.m. 259-2545 for details.

DJ Twelfth Night spins for New Year’s at Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

DJs Tim Butler and Kolprit spin the best of the ’70s and ’80s for New Years at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m.  259-9200 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., celebrates New Year’s Eve with a free show from RedEyedJinn and You’re Welcome, a new local rock band, at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324.

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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 stops off at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents the Friday Afternoon Club with live jazz from 6-9 p.m. DJ Moe spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

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

Eric Keifer plays a happy hour set at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. The Summit hosts First Friday at 10 p.m. with music from Aftergrass, DSP, DJ Mowgli and a live visual artist. 247-2324 for details.

Formula 151 returns to the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Cosmic Blues plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

DJ P.A. spins “everything but country” at Blondie’s Pub ‘n Grub, located in Cortez, at 9 p.m.

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The Durango Ice Demo meets at Cascade Canyon, located at the hairpin turn just north of Durango Mountain Resort, for a day of

ice climbing clinics and instruction from Southwest Adventure Guides and gear demos. Demos continue all day Sunday. 259-0370.

Yogadurango, 1485 Florida Rd., offers Community Yoga, an open-level, by-donation yoga class, at 4 p.m.

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

The Contra Dance returns to Park Elementary School with a community potluck at 6 p.m., beginner dance instruction at 7 p.m. and the dance at 7:30 p.m. The Kitchen Jam Band will play the show. 385-9292.

David Gans, host of the nationally syndicated radio show “The Grateful Dead Hour,” returns to the Four Corners for a 6 p.m. show at the Dolores River Brewery. The Lindells will open the show and join Gans on some choice tunes.

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

Pete Giuliani, guitarist/singer/songwriter, appears at The Schank House at Vallecito Lake at 6 p.m.

Bob Newnam and Tom MacCluskey perform on trumpet and piano at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

Cyle Talley plays acoustic originals and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, from 7-9 p.m.

Cosmic Blues plays an encore show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

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

The Hounds of Purg play the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Spark Madden spinning from 9 p.m. to close. 259-9018 for details.

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The Four Corners Center for Spiritual Living presents a live stream of Michael Bernard Beckwith, of the Agape International Spiritual Center, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., from 10-11:30 a.m. 247-2221 for details.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers a traditional Irish music jam session beginning at 12:30 p.m. 403-1200 for details.

Waiting on Trial plays the Gospel Brunch at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., from 1-3 p.m. The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig beginning at 7:30 p.m. 4

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

Joel Racheff returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

Feminist Voice meets at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College Ave., at 7 p.m. 575-418-9126 for details.

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

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Musica del Mundo with DJs Maize and X spinning from 8 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Passafire brings reggae to the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Monday4

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

Terry Rickard plays a split-set at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., from 6-8 p.m. & 10 p.m. midnight.

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.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers its General Knowledge Quiz Night beginning at 8 p.m. 403-1200.

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party meets at 8:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. 903-9402.

Tuesday5

The Newborn Playgroup meets from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Durango Family Center. The casual support group features a different guest speaker each week covering a variety of topics. 385-4747 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays 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 his weekly 7-11 p.m. gig at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

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., presents Open Mic Night from 8 p.m. until close. 259-9018.

Greg Ryder plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 8 p.m.

Wednesday6

A Bump in the Road Postpartum Group meets at Liv MacKenzie Counseling, 766 Main Ave. St 201, at 6 p.m.

Greg Ryder plays 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.

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.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

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.

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

The Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, hosts karaoke with Steve Kahler beginning at 8 p.m.  259-9900.

 

The Larry Carver Band plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m.-midnight.

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.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Club Meds with DJ Jonezy spinning from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018.

Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center Art Library, 801 E. Second Ave., exhibits the Cosmos Series, mixed-media works by Ilze Aviks, from Jan. 5-Feb. 27. An opening reception meets from 5-7 p.m. on Jan. 8. 259-2606 for details.

The Anasazi Heritage Center is showing “Horizons,” paintings by Stanton Englehart from the private collection of the Englehart Family Trust. Curated by daughter Sharon Englehart, the show focuses on the recurring pattern of horizons in her father’s work and runs through March 27. 882-5600 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies Gallery exhibits “Mountain Lion!” The goal of this exhibit is to create an understanding of the nature of these predators and their long, historic relation with people. Also on display is “RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado Exhibit,” a juried, traveling exhibit of 40 rare plants of Colorado. Both shows run through Fall 2010. Visit http: //swcenter.fortlewis.edu or call 247-7456 for details.

Business Network International offers Professional Business Builders on Thursdays at the Himalayan Kitchen, 992 Main Ave., at 7 a.m.; and a Referral Market Chapter meeting on Tuesdays at Prudential Triple S Realty, 700 Main Ave., at 11:30 a.m. 375-7794 for details. Business Connections also meets on Wednesdays at the Durango Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m. 422-2032 for details.

Upcoming

Lonesome Stew, with Robin Davis, Pat Dressen, Hap Purcell, Jimmy Largent and David Smith, plays a Jan. 8 bluegrass show at the Smiley Theatre.

The Helping Hand Benefit, a fund-raiser for local kayaker Tony Miely, takes place Jan. 9 at Ska Brewing World Headquarters in Bodo Park. Miely lost his hand in an accident this fall, and proceeds from the evening’s entertainment and auction will go toward a new prosthetic.

James and The Devil will play Rocky Mountain fiddle rock at the Pride of the West in Silverton on Jan. 9.

Local favorite Robert Earl Keen returns to the Community Concert Hall on Jan. 10.

Renowned writer, climber and guide Majka Burhardt brings her Namibia Speaking Tour to the Dolores Community Center on Jan. 12 in a fundraiser for the Colorado Environmental Coalition. n

BuzzTown University continues its series of free, internet-marketing classes on Jan. 14 with “How to improve your e-mail newsletter with the power of social media” at the Himalayan Restaurant. Visit classes.buzztown.com for details.

CB-3, the Chris Berry Trio featuring Michael Kang of the String Cheese Incident, plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Jan. 15.

Greensky Bluegrass and local band, The Scrugglers, play a Jan. 16 double-bill at the Abbey Theater.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a Jan. 19 booksigning with Gail Harris, author of A Woman’s War: The Professional and Personal Journey of the Navy’s First African-American Female Intelligence Officer.

TR3, the Tim Reynolds Trio, plays the Abbey Theatre on Jan. 19.

“Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway” plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Jan. 21 and is seeking local vocalists to perform in the show. Visit www.singingwiththebradwaystars.com for details.

Great American Taxi, featuring Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, returns to Durango for a Jan. 21 show at the Abbey Theatre.

The 3rd annual Tour de Ski is set for Jan. 23 at Durango Mountain Resort, and skiers can choose a 6k, 12k, 20k, 42k or 32k tour. Proceeds benefit Trails 2000 and Durango Nordic. www.tourdeski.org  for details.

MOMIX, an internationally renowned troupe of dancer-illusionists, performs at the Community Concert Hall on Jan. 26.

“Art that Heals,” a selection of artworks by local and regional artists, shows at the Lightner Creek Inn beginning on Jan. 30.

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Southwest Business Forum returns to Concert Hall
What: The 18th annual forum exploring local, regional and national economies
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College  
When: Fri., Jan. 8, from 7: 30-11:30 a.m.

Local, regional and national economies go into the spotlight next week at Fort Lewis College. The 18th Southwest Business Forum returns to the Community Concert Hall on Jan. 8. The event is free, open to the public and runs from 7:30-11:30 a.m. next Friday.

The forum brings together experts on local, state, national and international economies and businesses. Armed with the knowledge gained from these experts, as well as their predictions for the future, those who attend the forum will have the opportunity to make better personal and business decisions.

Speakers include Richard Wobbekind, director of the University of Colorado’s Business Research Division; Scott Anderson, senior economist & vice president with Wells Fargo Bank; Luke Miller, assistant professor of finance at Fort Lewis College; and Tino Sonora, associate professor of Economics at Fort Lewis College.

For more information, visit http://soba.fortlewis.edu or call 247-7294.

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Durango Discovery Museum hosts ‘Power Hour’
What: A fund raiser for the Durango Discovery Museum  
Where: The Doubletree Hotel’s Edgewater Grille
When: Wed., Jan. 6, 5:30-6: 30 p.m.

Locals have an opportunity to power up the Durango Discovery Museum next week. The museum, with the help of BuzzTown.com, is holding a Power Hour on Jan. 6 at the DoubleTree Hotel. The 5:30-6:30 p.m. event is an effort to help the museum with the last leg of its fund-raising campaign.

When complete, the Discovery Museum will offer an interactive experience where visitors and locals can explore energy – past, present and future – inside Durango’s historic Powerhouse. Next week’s Power Hour will help the museum toward its final completion. Held at the DoubleTree’s Edgewater Grille, the hour of fun will feature drink specials, appetizers and an “Explosive Science Minute.” The kid-friendly event will also give people the opportunity to learn about the exciting future of the Durango Discovery Museum.  

Visit www.durangodiscoverymuseum.buzztown.com for more information. 

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In this week's issue...

December 6, 2018
Shovels ready?

The wait is over – well, sort of. Almost two years ago, the City of Durango completed plans to extend the northern section of the Animas River Trail and build a boat ramp, trails, parking and other facilities at Oxbow Park and Preserve. 

November 29, 2018
Seat at the table

It’s time to make it official. Since the Bonita Peak Mining District was first declared a Superfund site in the summer of 2016, residents have been looking for ways to stay involved.

November 21, 2018
Call of the wild

Gray wolves once called the Colorado mountains home. They were essential to the ecosystem in the western part of the state and key to the culture of its inhabitants. But, the gray wolf vanished from this part of the world almost a century ago.