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Thursday1

A Bump in the Road offers “Healthy Mommas, Happy Babies,” a post-partum group, meeting at 11 a.m. at Viles Park.

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.

The Doubletree Hotel’s Edgewater Lounge, 501 Camino del Rio, presents jazz duo Lee Bartley and Bob Cordalis, on piano and bass, from 5-9 p.m. 382-3910 for details.

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

The Lisa Blue Trio plays the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236.

 

Annie Brooks performs on 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.

Tucker Leavitt performs at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.  

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues with “Rewilding North America,” a talk by Dave Forman, co-founder of Earth First and founder of Wildlands Project, at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

The Four Corners Lecture Series continues with “Indigenizing the Museum” by Majel Boxer at 6:30 p.m. in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum.

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.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, screens “In Deep,” the latest ski film from Matchstick Productions, at 7 & 9 p.m. 385-1711.

DJ Wreck spins R&B, hip hop and reggae at the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close.

Friday2

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 live jazz on the patio from Sound Advice from 5-8 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

A Scottish Country Dance Class begins at 6 p.m. and continues for six Friday evenings at the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave. No experience or partner needed. 382-9593.

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

The Lisa Blue Trio plays the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236.

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

Robert Bridges leads the free photography workshop, “Shooting From the Heart,” at 7 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Retreat, 848 E. Third Ave. The workshop continues on Oct. 3 & 4. www.rbridgesimagery.com for details.  

The Jelly Belly Boogie Band plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7 p.m.-close.

Art Chapman plays classic country at the 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

Wolf at the Door plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, beginning at 9 p.m.  259-9900 for details.

The Kirk James  Blues Band returns to the Billy Goat Saloon, located on Highway 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 884-9155.

Saturday3

The 15th annual Journey of Hope 5K Family Run/Walk meets at Fort Lewis College for registration at 8 a.m. The walk/run begins at 9 a.m. and honors women and families whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. 247-3108.

The Durango Farmers Market meets from 8 a.m.-noon at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St. The market continues through Oct. 31. www.durangofarmersmarket.org.

Household Chemical Collection Day returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Accepted items include: cleaning supplies, painting supplies, automotive fluids, home and car batteries, hobby supplies, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs and pharmaceuticals. 375-5004.

The Durango Wheel Club holds its weekly group ride for all levels at the Durango Recreation Center at 9 a.m. www.durangowheelclub.com.

The Contra Dance returns to Park Elementary School with a 6 p.m. community potluck, 7 p.m. beginner dance

instruction and the Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. with music from the Nimble Fingers band. 385-9292 for details.

Pete Giuliani, guitarist/singer/songwriter plays the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

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

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

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.

The Badly Bent brings local bluegrass to the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 8 p.m.-close.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays Virginia’s Pub & Grub, located at Vallecito Lake, beginning at 8:30 p.m.

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

Wolf at the Door plays an encore show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, beginning at 9 p.m.  259-9900.

Suave, a seven-piece Latin rock ensemble, plays Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 10 p.m. 259-9200 for details.

Sunday4

The Durango Wheel Club holds a social ride, meeting at 9 a.m. at Home Depot. www.durangowheel club.com.

Virginia’s Pub & Grub, located at Vallecito Lake, hosts a Cowboy Poker Run trail ride and party. Sign-in is from 10-11 a.m. 884-0606 for details.

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

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, presents Samurai Sunday, featuring free kung fu films, at 1 p.m. 385-1711.

Durango BMX holds a race day with sign ups from 1-1:30 p.m. and racing to follow, weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com or 799-1780 for details.

The San Juan Symphony presents “Lovers and Dreamers” at 3 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

The Shanta Foundation of Durango presents an evening of art and inspiration entitled “The Mystique of Myanmar” from 5-7 p.m. at the Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave. The event includes refreshments and a silent auction. 259-5120.

Durango Nature Studies hosts a full moon hike under the Hunter’s Moon at Andrews Lake beginning at 5:45 p.m. DNS program director, Gretchen Lamar, will teach about cool moon facts and nighttime lore. 769-1800 for details.

Joel Racheff returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main4 

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 Spruce Tree Coffeehouse, 318 E. Main in Cortez, screens “Man on Wire” for its Sunday Night @ The Movies at 7:30 p.m. 565-6789 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.

Monday5

Fort Lewis College’s Homecoming 2009 celebration, “Building the Future,” kicks off. The theme is a nod to the changing face of campus and events including concerts, games, and the annual parade continue through Oct. 11. www.fortlewis.edu/homecoming 

Jenny Winegardner plays El Patio, 600 Main Ave., beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Durango Natural Foods and James Ranch present a 6:30 p.m. screening of “Fresh” at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. 385-1711 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 Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers its General Knowledge Quiz Night beginning at 9 p.m. 403-1200.

Tuesday6

The La Plata Open Space Conservancy hosts John Fielder’s “Ranches of Colorado,” a slideshow presentation and booksigning at the Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments, appetizers and a cash bar, and the slideshow is set for 7 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.

Dennis Lum, Fort Lewis Professor Emeritus, kicks off the class, “The Search for Intimacy:  how modern life imperils our relationships with each other and nature,” at 6: 30 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. The class meets every Tuesday through Dec. 15 and proceeds benefit Environmental Studies at FLC and the Durango Public Library. lum_d@fortlewis.edu to register.

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 play the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., from 7-9 p.m.

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield offers a free class, “How to Use the Digital Camera,” at 7 p.m. 884-2222.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents open mic night from 8:30 p.m. until close. 259-9018 for details.

Wednesday7

The Sustainable Building Education Program’s Brown Bag Lunch Series returns to First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St., at noon. The week’s session discusses “Green Interiors – Healthy Indoor Air Quality.” 382-5744 to RSVP.

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

The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition holds a peace march protesting the 8th anniversary of the War in Afghanistan. Marchers should meet a Buckley Park at 3 p.m. 385-0291.

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.

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 for details.

The Asa Fire Tribe performs at Trimble Hot Springs beginning at dusk. 247-0111 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.

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 Fort Lewis College Art Gallery exhibits “Disabled Development,” drawings by Bill Admundson.  Amundson is a cultural critic who uses humor to make commentary about a variety of themes including urban sprawl, consumer culture, and societal intolerance. The exhibit shows through Oct. 11. 247-7167.

“Images From Over the Mountain,” a show of drawings and paintings by Antonito artist Charles Ewing, shows in the Durango Arts Center Art Library, 802 E. Second Ave., through the end of October. An opening reception is set for 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 2. 259-2606 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.

The Durango Public Library hosts the exhibit, “The Beast in the Library: Wildlife Photography,” through Oct. 24. The show is part of the Common Reading Experience centered on David Baron’s book The Beast in the Garden. www.durangopubliclibrary.org 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

The Purgatory Ski Team hosts its annual orientation meeting on Oct. 8 at the Durango Rec Center. The team offers alpine ski racing and freestyle skiing programs for youth ages 8-18. www.purgatoryskiteam.org for details.

J Wail and aNdu will perform at the Summit on Oct. 8.

La Plata Electric Association presents “Sight-In Days” at the Durango Gun Club on Oct. 8-9, 15-16 & 29-30.

Movies Del Mundo will show the documentary “The Garden” on Oct. 9 at the Smiley Theatre as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Durango Friends of the Arts with present their 19th annual Fall Style Show at the Henry Strater Theatre on Oct. 9.

“The Passing Zone,” featuring comedian/jugglers Owen Morse and Jon Wee, plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Oct. 10.

“The Secret Lives of the Divine,” a one woman comedy show, written and performed by Sarah Syverson, returns to the Durango Arts Center on Oct. 10.

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad begins service to The Great Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 10.

Platinum-selling singer Suzy Bogguss plays the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Oct. 11.

The Four Corners Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Diversity and the Durango Independent Film Festival will screen “Outrage” on Oct. 11 to celebrate National Coming Out Day.

The City of Durango’s Fall Cleanup begins Oct. 12 and offers residents an opportunity to dispose of household refuse and yard waste.

The March Fourth Marching Band returns to Durango for an Oct. 12 show at the Summit.

New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint plays an Oct. 14 show at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

The Green Business Roundtable returns to the Henry Strater Theatre on Oct. 14 for John Byrd’s discussion of “Pros and Cons of Buying Carbon Offsets.” tracy@sanjuancitizens.org for details.

Polly Letofsky will address the Pink Ribbon Affair, a celebration of breast cancer survivors, on Oct. 16 at the Double Tree Hotel.

The Recital Series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango kicks off its third season with a performance by the Mangold-Sokol Trio on Oct. 16.

The Stillwater Foundation will offer an Oct. 16 songwriter’s workshop, featuring Kent Blazy, an internationally-known Nashville writer and performer. 247-5095 for details.

The Emmitt-Nershi Band with special guest Assembly of Dust play the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Oct. 18.

The last Critical Mass community bike ride takes off on Oct. 30 and costumes are encouraged. durangocriticalmass@riseup.net for details.

The Durango Arts Center will host the African Market on Nov. 3-14 and is currently seeking small, “African-inspired” canvases for the show. 259-2606 for details.

The 13th annual Durango AIDS Benefit is set for Nov. 7 at the Henry Strater Theatre. This year’s event is titled “AID, COMFORT AND SUPPORT.” 

 

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Sacred Arts Festival enters 4th year
What: The annual Sacred Arts Festival
Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave.
When: Oct. 1-4

Art and spirit come together this week in Durango. The fourth annual Sacred Arts Festival returns to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Oct. 1-4.

The work of 60 visual artists from various spiritual traditions is represented in ICON, the visual-arts component of the festival. The exhibit opens with a 5-7 p.m. reception on Oct. 2, and ICON will show through Oct. 29. A companion exhibit entitled “The Sacred” features the work of six artists and will be on display at the Durango Arts Center through Oct. 31. The Sacred Arts Festival also brings a pair of events to St. Mark’s. Poetry for the Spirit, featuring the reading of 14 poets’ work, meets at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3. In addition, Music for Sacred Spaces, a concert of original compositions by eight songwriters is set for 2 p.m. Oct. 2.

More information on the festival can be found at www. SacredArtsFestival.com or by calling 247-1129.

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Cowboy Gathering trots back into Durango
What: The 21st annual Durango Cowboy Gathering
Where: All over Durango
When: Oct. 1-4

Dust off your boots and strap on your chaps, the cowboys are riding back into town. The 21st annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering returns Oct. 1-4.

Started more than two decades ago by Durango hat maker Kevin O’Farrell, the Gathering this year features music, poetry, storytelling, art, and a performance by humorist and poet Baxter Black at the FLC Community Concert Hall on Oct. 2. The four-day celebration also showcases such cowboy poets as Otto Rosfeld, Bonnie Krogman, Jay Snider and Kevin Davis. The Gathering has also rounded up “The Kboy Old Time Radio Show,” with poetry and music, and a wide array of Western art will be exhibited in local galleries.

The Cowboy Parade takes off down Main Avenue at 10 a.m. on Oct. 3. Other events include a Pioneer History Tour, display at the Animas Museum, horseback ride with cowboy poets, and a Sunday morning poetry service, “A Cowboy and his Creator.” For more information or a complete schedule, visit:

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