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REEL Environmental Experience Film Festival returns
Heritage Center exhibits Stanton Englehart show

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Thursday26

Durango Motorless Transit hosts the annual Turkey Trot 5-mile race and 1-mile family fun run at Fort Lewis College beginning at 10 a.m.  www.go-dmt.org to register.

The 23rd annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds from noon-2 p.m. Those interested in volunteering to cook, helping set up, baking pies or needing a meal delivered can call 259-4061.

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.

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

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

Friday27

The 6th annual Festival of Trees returns to the D&SNGRR Train Museum from 1-4 p.m. All proceeds directly benefit people with developmental disabilities in our area. The festival continues on Nov. 28-29 & Dec. 3-5. 259-2464 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.

Back Alley Blues plays the Friday Afternoon Club at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.

A release party for “Rhythms of Durango-HOLIDAZZLE,” the first compilation CD of holiday songs performed by local musicians and singer/songwriters, meets at 5 p.m. at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Kirk James, Hello Dollface, Tim Sullivan, Women’s Prerogative, Playing in Traffic, The Assortment and CCN will take the stage. www.downtowndurango.org.

Lisa Blue, Pete Neds and Hal Lott play the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 5-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

The Durango Chamber of Commerce/Boys and Girls Club present the annual “Singing With Santa” Caroling Walk and Tree Lighting meeting at College and Main at 5:30 p.m. 799-3840 for details.

Terry Rickard plays the first of two shows 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 the Tom MacCluskey from 6-9 p.m. DJ Wreck 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 for details.

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

Eric Keifer plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. J. Wail vs. Andu w/ Peter Robot go on at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Kirk James plays solo blues at Desperado’s Bar, located in Bodo Park’s Centennial Plaza, from 7-11 p.m.

The Center of Light screens “The Diving Bell & the Butterfly” at 7 p.m. at the Durango Dharma Center, 2530 Colorado Ave. 882-2123 to RSVP for the free event.

Donny Johnson plays a good luck party for Rick Baird, who is about to undergo cancer treatment, at Virginia’s Steakhouse in Vallecito from 7 p.m.-midnight. 884-4989 for details.

The 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., hosts “You’re the DJ” starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Wolf at the Door rocks the Billy Goat Saloon, located on Highway 160 in Gem

Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

Dave Mensch performs solo at Kip’s Bar and Grill in Pagosa starting at 8 p.m.

Saturday28

The Durango Wheel Club holds an informal group ride for all levels meeting at Bread, 42 County Rd. 250, at noon. All are welcome. www.durangowheelclub.com for details.

Sorrel Sky Gallery, 870 Main Ave., hosts a booksigning with Kathy L’Amour for The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour from noon-3 p.m. 247-3555 for details.

Terry Rickard returns to the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

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

Nina Sasaki & Ben Gibson play the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

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

Rupnow & Friends play happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. J. Wail vs. Andu w/ Peter Robot go on at 10 p.m. in a fund-raiser for Manna Soup Kitchen. 247-2324.

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

The Betties’ Ball, a fund-raiser for the Durango Betties women’s hockey team, meets at the Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., at 7 p.m. The semi-formal event includes entertainment from Robbie Overfield, a raffle and a shooting contest.

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

Back Alley Blues returns to the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, beginning at 8 p.m. 259-9900 for details.

The Kirk James Blues Band returns to the Schank House, located at Vallecito, at 8 p.m.

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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.

Caleb Crain 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.

The Durango chapter of Food Not Bombs serves free 4

vegetarian/vegan food starting at 1-4 p.m. at Riverfront Park in conjunction with a drum circle. durangofoodnotbombs@gmail.com.

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.

Split Lip Rayfield returns to the Summit, 600 Main Ave. Local favorites, the Lawn Chair Kings, open the show at 7 p.m. 247-2324 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.

Monday30

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

Journey to One, a sound energy experience with Lisa Byrne, meets at Serving Life Chiropractic at 6:30 p.m. A second session is set for 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Pathways. 375-7794 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 8 p.m. 403-1200 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.

Tuesday1

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.

The Durango Performing Arts Co. hosts open auditions for the 2010 Kids’ Snowdown Follies from 4-5 p.m. Auditions are also set for 4-5 p.m. on Dec. 2. Actors ages 8-18 are need for the Jan. 27-28 production. 259-2606 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 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 9 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Wednesday2

The Sustainable Building Education Program’s Brown Bag Lunch Series continues with “What’s So Green About Insulated Concrete Forms?,” presented by John Hatfield, of QuadLock Systems. The event meets at noon at the First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. 382-5744 for details.

Greg Ryder plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

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

“Reproductive Rights and Faith,” a forum featuring local clergy, meets at 6 p.m. in the Animas Lounge at Fort Lewis College. bschaffer@fortlewis.edu 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 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.

Back by popular demand, the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats perform at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. The acrobats have toured the U.S. for more than 30 years. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

“The Appleseed Series: Exploring Local Sustainability” continues from 7-9 p.m. in 125 Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College. The session will discuss utility programs for feed-in tariffs, micro-hydro, green power financing options, and energy efficiency.

The Durango Public Library celebrates its first anniversary at 7 p.m. with a Spoken Words Series, featuring several 10-minute plays including “Life Support” and “Leaping at Joy.” Refreshments will be served. www.durangopubliclibrary.org for details.

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 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.

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

Ongoing

The Durango Art Center Art Library, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts an exhibit featuring artists and members of FOAL (Friends of the Art Library). This mixed-media show features works by Mary Ellen Long, Louise Grunewald, Barbara Tobin Klema, Deborah Gorton, Jane Steele and Pegi Peterson and runs through the month of December. 259-2606 for details.

Steaming Bean Coffee, 915 Main Ave., exhibits oil and pastel paintings by Anne Montgomery through the month of November. 385-7901 for details.

The Durango Public Library hosts “Natural Elements,” an exhibit by Durango artists Margaret Barge and Susan Tait. The show runs through the end of December. 375-3380 for details.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., features the “The Alternative Process,” an exhibition of photographic images created using antique, and often obscure, methods. The featured images are from local artist Heather Leavitt, Henk Thijs from Amsterdam, and husband and wife team Robert and Shiiko Alexander, of Florida. 382-8355 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 http://swcenter.fortlews.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

“Déjà Vu,“ a visual, musical journey into the unconscious performed by the Fort Lewis College Theatre Ensemble, shows on Dec. 3-5 & 10-12. http://theatre.fortlewis.edu for details.

The Recital Series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango continues on Dec. 4 with Marilyn Garst performing four of Haydn’s keyboard sonatas.

The 35th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Dec. 4-6.

The Durango Elks Lodge will present its annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest, open to kids ages 8-13, on Dec. 5. 247-2296 for details.

The Contra Dance returns to Park Elementary on Dec. 5 with music from the Hot Tops Band.

MixedGreensEventDesign hosts a Winter Soiree wedding and event showcase on Dec. 5 at the Rochester Hotel.

The Dolores River Brewery Holiday Arts and Crafts Show will meet Dec. 5 at the brewery.

Andrew Gulliford will present an illustrated slide lecture, “Interpreting Historic Photographs of Native Americans,” on Dec. 8 at the Durango Public Library.

The Community Concert Hall will host A Leahy Family Christmas, featuring the Canadian Celtic band of eight siblings, on Dec. 9. n

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Derailed Saloon on Dec. 9.

Noel Night, which offers extended hours and specials at businesses along Main Avenue, returns on Dec. 10.

Mesa Verde National Park hosts its 2009 Luminaria Holiday Open House on Dec. 10.

A solo show featuring Bayfield artist Jenny Treanor’s found-art sculptures  will open at the Red House Gallery on Dec. 12.

 

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REEL Environmental Experience Film Festival returns
What: The Fort Lewis Environmental Center’s 8th annual film festival
Where: The Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave.  
When: Tues., Dec. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m.  

The Fort Lewis College Environmental Center is feeling the effects of the recession, and students are out searching for gold. This year, the center’s annual film fund-raiser features “Red Gold,” a documentary about the Bristol Bay Region of Southwest Alaska. Doors for the screening open at 6 p.m.

“Red Gold” has won numerous honors including the audience choice and best cinematography awards at Telluride Mountainfilm. The filmmakers present an extraordinary look at the people of Bristol Bay and the summer salmon runs they depend on as well as the threats of a large-scale mining operation. The film explores values, culture, the land and how Bristol Bay’s subsistence, commercial and sport-fishing communities joined together for the first time to fight the biggest mining corporations in the world. Local watershed groups will also be in attendance to discuss the impact of local mining activities on the area’s rivers and fisheries.

In addition, the festival will screen a student film about the center’s work with 9-R’s Big Picture School and a selection of environmental shorts from around the world. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the films starting at 7 p.m. There will also be a silent auction, appetizers from local restaurants, and beer and wine from Carver Brewing Co.  For more information, call 247-7676.

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Heritage Center exhibits Stanton Englehart show
What: “Horizons,” works from the private collection of the Englehart Family Trust
Where: The Anasazi Heritage Center
When: Through March 27, with an opening reception Dec. 6  

Stanton Englehart is back on exhibit in the region. The Anasazi Heritage Center is showing “Horizons,” paintings 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.

“This collection is about spaces defined by horizons,” Sharon Englehart said. “My father loved to play with the visual tension between sky and earth. The infinite quality of the horizon, and the space defined by it, creates calmness. But sometimes a foreboding foreground – forms such as large arches, canyons and curves – creates uncertainty. To me, the paintings are visual encouragements to move forward in spite of our fears.”

The show represents several styles adopted by Englehart during his long career. He is best known for his huge, luminous landscape paintings in vivid colors that evoke the inner spirit of the Four Corners and the Colorado Plateau. Paintings from earlier times, featuring different styles and materials, offer new insight.

A Four Corners native, Englehart founded the art department at Fort Lewis College and retired in 1991 after 30 years on the faculty. He passed away last spring.

The BLM Anasazi Heritage Center is located 3 miles west of Dolores, and the museum is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., seven days a week. A reception for the exhibit will take place from 1-3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6. For more information, call the Center at 882-5600.

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