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The Hardrock Hundred takes off this weekend

Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show returns

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Lisa Blue and Nina Sasaki play the patio at Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., beginning at 5 p.m.  259-4960 for details.

The Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado holds its bi-monthly La Plata Sustainability Dialogue at 5:30 p.m. at Durango City Council Chambers, 949 E. Second Ave.

Das Samba plays samba and bossa nova at Trimble Hot Springs from 6-8 p.m. 247-0111 for details.

The Assortment plays its weekly gig at Durango Brewing, 3000 Main Ave., from 6-8 p.m. 247-3396 for details.

Tom MacCluskey performs on piano at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

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

Psychedelic Mojo plays classic rock at the Bayfield Beer Factory, located on Wolverine Dr., at 6 p.m. 884-7837.

The Souvenirs bring their Titanium Spork Tour to the Pagosa Brewing Co. from 6-10 p.m.

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

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.

Slippy LaRue brings instrumental improvisation to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Chris Brecht and the Dead Flowers, indiegrass from Austin, at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200.

Friday10

The Durango Wheel Club holds a morning group ride for all levels at the Durango Recreation Center at 7 a.m. For safety and legal reasons, all riders must be DWC members.

www.durangowheelclub.com for more info.

Musician Melanie Milburn brings music and children together with a free 10 a.m. performance at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield. 884-2222 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Paint Bar from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

The San Juan Basin Health Department sponsors a free health screening at the Durango Mall from noon to 4 p.m. www.sjbhd.org for details.

Art on the Animas returns to Santa Rita Park from noon-6 p.m. The event continues from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on July 11 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 12. 247-2117 for details.

The Fresh Fridays Farm Market continues from 3-6 p.m. at Three Springs. The market will meet every Friday through Sept. 18. www.threespringsdurango.com 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.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents the Friday Afternoon Club with Kentucky Deluxe playing from 5-8 p.m. DJ Batch performs from 10 p.m. until close. 259-9018.

Pete Giuliani, guitarist/singer/songwriter, appears at Rubio’s in Aztec from 5-9 p.m. Giuliani will play a second show on July 11. (505) 334-0599 for details.

The Tumblin’ Dice play classic rock and blues at El Patio, 600 Main Ave., from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

The Durango Discovery Museum screens “Wall-E” for its free Sci Fri Movie Night at the Powerhouse. The event begins at 6 p.m. with Fun Fly, an indoor aerial show and hands-on flight simulation. www.durangodiscovery.org for details.

Bob Newnam and Chad MacCluskey play jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to close. 247-7700 for details.

Mysto the Magi presents his Magic Spectacular, a full stage magic and illusion show, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., at 8 p.m. Additional shows are set for July 11, 23, 24 & 25. 259-2606 for details.

Lisa Blue and Nina Sasaki play the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801.

The three-piece Jake Loggins Blues Band plays the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 8 p.m. The band plays an encore show on July 11. 385-1711 for details.

Wolf at the Door plays rock at Virginia’s Steakhouse in Vallecito at 8 p.m.  

The Jelly Belly Boogie

Band brings rock and blues to the Billy Goat Saloon, located off U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

Eastern Sunz, a green rap band from Oregon, plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9: 30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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The Durango Farmers Market meets from 8 a.m.-noon at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. The event includes produce from local farmers, prepared food items and locally made crafts. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

The annual Mountain Park Classic Trail Race returns at 8 a.m. The second race in the Town Series includes 7-mile, 4-mile and 1-mile courses. www.active.com for details.

The Durango Wheel Club holds its weekly group ride for all levels at the Durango Recreation Center at 10 a.m. www.durangowheelclub.com for more info.

Mountain Studies Institute offers a 10 a.m. wildflower hike on Red Mountain Pass. Participants should meet at the west side of the pass. www.mountainstudies.org for details.

Piedra Learning Community holds a 10 a.m. informational meeting on its alternative learning program for 5-9-year-olds at its facility in Bayfield. 884-3259 for detais.

The San Juan Mountains Association offers a guided nature walk at Durango Mountain Resort from 10 a.m.-noon. Hikes are free and registration is not required. 385-1256.

The 4th annual Animas River Blues Festival runs from noon-10 p.m. at Riverside Park in Aztec. The festival features performances by headliner Shemekia Copeland, Sugarhouse  and others. www.AnimasRiverBlues.com for details.

La Plata County sponsors a day of free mulch loading for county residents from 1-6 p.m. at the Bayfield Convenience Center. 382-6417 for details.

The Durango Cruzers meet at the Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., at 6 p.m. Oatie Paste plays from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Lisa Blue and Nina Sasaki play a show at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236.

The Sideshow Emporium & Gallery hosts a 6-9 p.m. opening for Durango artist Miki Harder’s show “Alchemista Bestia.” 739-4646 for details.

Bob Newnam and Josh Peters play jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to close. 247-7700 for details.

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

Greg Ryder performs a free show at The Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., starting at 7 p.m.

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

Wild Country returns to Virginia’s Steakhouse in Vallecito at 8 p.m.  

Megaphon plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main, at 9 p.m.

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The Durango Wheel Club holds a social ride, meeting at 10 a.m. at the Home Depot parking lot. www.durangowheelclub.com for more info.

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

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

The Durango chapter of Food Not Bombs serves free vegetarian/vegan food starting at 1-4 p.m. at Riverfront Park.

Chad MacCluskey plays 7-string guitar solos at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

Greg Ryder returns to 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.

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

Monday13

A doing your own divorce and/or custody seminar meets at 6 p.m. at the Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave. 247-0266 for details.

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

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a 6:30 p.m. booksigning with historian Duane Smith for his latest book, Mesa Verde National Park. 259-1438 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.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers its General Knowledge Quiz Night beginning at 9 p.m. 403-1200 for details.

Tuesday14

La Plata County hosts “Kid’s Day at the County Courthouse” from 10 a.m.-noon. The event promotes education, recreation, cultural and civic opportunities for kids 5 and up.

The free class, “Kids’ Yoga with Charlotte Lenssen,” meets at 10 a.m. at the Bayfield Elementary School gym. 884-2222.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., offers the Paint Bar from 5-7 p.m. 259-2606.

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

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo, featuring vocalist Alison Dance, plays the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

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

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.

“Oh My Aching Back,” a free class on back problems, meets from 7-8 p.m. at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield. 884-2222 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents open mic night from 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Wednesday15

San Juan Mountains Association offers a Kid’s Hiking Club for children ages 8 to 12. The free hikes will accommodate all abilities. 759-9113 to register.

The Sustainable Building Education Program’s Brown Bag Lunch Series continues at noon at the First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. Patti Mason, U.S. Green Building Council, will discuss the LEED for Homes program. 382-5744.

Pediatric Associates of Durango, 1199 Main Ave., offers a free yoga class for kids ages 3-7 at 3:15 p.m. 259-7337 for details.

The Durango Farmers Market offers a Wednesday Evening Market from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the La Plata County Fairgrounds. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

Animas SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) meets every Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. in a top-secret location. Email animas-sds@riseup.net for details.

The Steamworks Bayfield Beer Factory hosts an open mic night from 5-8 p.m. 884-7837 for details.

Durango BMX holds its Wednesday races with sign ups from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and racing to follow, weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com or 799-1780 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 385-6884 for details.

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. 247-1264 for details.

The free class “Social Media for Adults” meets from 6-8 p.m. at the Bayfield Public Library.

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.

The Asa Fire Tribe performs at Trimble Hot Springs beginning at dark. The performance returns on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 247-0111 for details.

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

The Five Deadly Venoms, bluegrass from NYC, return to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Ongoing

“Mélange,” an exhibit featuring the work Jodell Murray, Patti Singer and Jenny Treanor, shows at the Durango Arts Center through July 31. The Friends of the Art Library present “Weave Us Into Day,” featuring mixed media art by Meredith Nemirov, of Ridgway. An opening reception for both shows runs from 5-7 p.m. on July 10, and Nemirov will present a slide lecture following. 259-2606 for details.

The Gallery at St. Mark’s, 910 E. Third Ave., exhibits the oil paintings of Bradley Kachnovicz through July 29. 247-1129.

Pure Soul Coffee, 40 Town Plaza, displays new oil paintings from Rudy Eccher through the month of July.

The Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., presents “Dames at Sea,” a locally produced musical production, nightly except Mondays. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. www.HenryStraterTheatre.com.

Starbucks Coffee, 558 Main Ave., exhibits Bob Zahner’s traditional landscapes through the month of July.

Animas High School offers office hours from 4-6 p.m. Monday - Wednesday at 1485 Florida Road, Suite C203, across the street from Bread. Durangoans can learn more about the school and register for the 2009 school year. AHS is accepting incoming ninth-grade students and filling up quickly. 903-5358.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College hosts the exhibition, 100% Birgitta: The Fine Art of Revolutionary Crochet through Aug. 2. Transitions: Navajo Weaving 1880-1920, and Ben Nighthorse jewelry are also on display. Visit http: //swcenter.fortlewis.edu or call 247-7456.

Business Networking International offers Professional Business Builders on Thursdays at the Himalayan Kitchen at 7 a.m.; a Referral Market Chapter meeting on Tuesdays at Prudential Triple S Realty at 11:30 a.m.; and Business Connections on Wednesdays at the Durango Rec Center at 11:30 a.m. 422-2032.

Upcoming

The Sustainable Building Education Program presents a July 16 dinner/discussion on NAHB Green and LEED for Homes. 382-0082 to register.

“John & Jen,” a new musical performance, plays the Durango Arts Center on July 16 & 17. 259-2606 for details.

Fridays at the Fort returns to the Community Concert Hall on July 17 with Formula 151 playing the second show in the series.

The Irish Embassy Pub will celebrate its first birthday with special events on July 17, 18 & 19, including performances from the Irish bands Anish and the Much Brothers.

“The Secret Lives of the Divine,” a one woman comedy show starring local talent Sarah Syverson, premieres at the Durango Arts Center on July 18.

An Informational Meeting on Animas High School is scheduled for July 21 at the Durango Public Library. 403-4827.

The CT Jamboree and CT Classic return to the Colorado Trail and San Juan Mountains on July 25 & 26. www.ctjamboree.com for details.

“Hike, Lunch and Wine with a Llama” returns to Durango Mountain Resort on July 26. n

The 2nd annual Durango Iron Horse Chef Competition kicks off at the Durango Farmers Market on July 25. A second semi-final is set for Aug. 15 with the final showdown on Sept. 5.

Lyle Lovett plays Fort Lewis College’s “Concerts for Scholarships” series on July 27. Austin singer-songwriter Bob Livingston, a former member of the Lost Gonzo Band, opens for Lovett and plays a solo show at the Abbey Theatre on July 28.

“Spiritual Liberation,” a film based on the life and teachings of Michael Bernard Beckwith, screens on July 29 & Aug. 8 at the Abbey Theatre.

The 3rd annual Hermosa Creek Off-Road Classic mountain bike race is set for Aug. 1 and includes 38- and 20-mile courses and singlespeed and geared divisions. http: //cycling.fortlewis.edu for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies will open a mountain lion exhibit on Aug. 22. Persons interested in sharing photos, articles or stories should call 247-7456. 

Tour de Farm 2009 will take off Aug. 30 and includes an in-town ride and a longer ride in Ignacio.

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The Hardrock Hundred takes off this weekend
What: The 15th annual edition of the endurance run
Where: The San Juan Mountains around Silverton
When: July 10-12

Runners from all over the world will tackle 100 miles, more than 33,000 feet of vertical ascent and descent and an average elevation of 11,000 feet this weekend. The 15th running of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run takes off from Silverton at 6 a.m. on July 10.

Runners from 27 states and England, Switzerland, France, Australia and Canada will line up Friday for some of the finest suffering available on the planet. Throughout the weekend, they will face fatigue, thin air and the elements in a bid to cross the finish line. Last year, Kyle Skaggs won in the first-ever sub-24 hour time, and 98 of the 141 entrants accomplished the goal of merely finishing the race.

For more information on the endurance race, visit www.hardrock100.com.

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Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show returns
What: The 56th Annual Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show
Where: The La Plata County Fairgrounds
When: July 10, 11-6; July 12, 10-6; and July 12, 10-5

A different type of rock show goes into the local spotlight this week. The Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on July 10-12. The ever popular and long-standing event features kids’ activities all weekend, a silent auction, raffle, mineral displays, and about 40 vendors. As always, admission is free.

Founded in 1947, the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show provides a great opportunity to learn about the earth sciences and the lapidary arts. In this, the show’s 56th year, vendors will offer a range of items. Everything from small, inexpensive fossils and minerals to jewelry tools and supplies to finished jewelry and artwork will be on display and for sale. The show will include vendors with years of attendance and some new faces, too. Children can enjoy the Kids Korner with balloons and craft workshops and the Fort Lewis College Geology booth will be a new addition this year.

For more information, call 563-9908 or visit www.DurangoRocks.org. Proceeds from the three-day event benefit the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club.

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