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‘The Sun is in the West’ plays Mainstage Theatre

Durango celebrates National Library Week
FLC presents Revive and Thrive Masquerade Ball

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Thursday8

CookManFood.com presents a Mixology Night, featuring Montanya Distillers, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Colorado Pongas, 121 W. 8th St. The event includes a tasting table.

Kirk James and Hal Lott share the stage at Desperados Bar & Grill, located in Bodo Park’s Centennial Center, from 5-7 p.m.

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

The Four Corners Fencing Club meets from 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 878 E. Second Ave. The club meets every Thursday. 759-1883 for details.

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

The Durango Community Recreation Center hosts kayak night from 6:45-8:15 p.m. The pool accommo

dates 20 boats and passes are sold on a first come-first served basis. 375-7313 for details.

The Reece Kelly Distinguished Lecture in History presents “How Jewish is German Sexuality? Sexual Politics in Germany from the Nazis to the 1960s,” a talk by Dr. Dagmar Herzog, at 7 p.m. in 130 Chemistry Hall at Fort Lewis College.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues at Fort Lewis with “Easter Island: An Environmental Tragedy,” a talk by George Richardson, at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., for a free solo show at 7 p.m.

The Fort Lewis College Music Department presents the Percussion Ensembles performing at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

D.J. P.A. spins at the Angel’s End Zone, located in Cortez, at 8 p.m. for singles night. 565-4022 for details.

Durango’s newest local band, Seven, brings original music to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324.

Friday9

“Fired Up Stories,” a story program read by firefighters with Durango Fire and Rescue, meets at the Durango Public Library at 10:30 a.m. The firefighters will read stories on fire and fire safety, and the kids will have an opportunity to interact with fire equipment, props, and firefighters’ clothes. 375-3380 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.

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Kirk James plays solo

blues at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. Psychedelic Mojo goes on from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Hesperus History Night meets from 6-8 p.m. in the Fort Lewis Mesa School cafeteria. Leonard Atencio, a former Fort Lewis College professor, will discuss his family’s history in Marvel. 588-3331 ext. 3802 for details.

Eric Keifer plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-8:30 p.m. Dielectric Sound and ..in a day go on at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

 

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

Gary B. Walker performs on jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

The final presentation in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s 2009-10 Recital Series takes place at 7 p.m. at 419 San Juan Drive. The concert will feature Douglas Owens and Marilyn Garst performing works by Händel, Rachmaninoff, Piston, Bozza and others. 385-8668.

Fort Lewis College Music Department presents the Concert Band performing at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

A free preview of the “Sacred Embrace – Couples Intimacy Retreat” meets from 7-9 p.m. at YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd. 759-6329 for details.

Joel Racheff plays a free solo show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents “Sprung” with hip hop and electronica on two stages beginning at 8 p.m. Performers include Drastek, DJ Ralphsta, Definition Rare, Benjamin K, Artikle, Peter Robot, DSP, Michael Dark, B-Five and Mr. Anderson. 259-9018 for details.

Ralph Dinosaur brings classic rock back to the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. Call 884-9155 for details.

DJ Wreck spins dance beatz at Pongas, 121 W. 8th St., from 9 p.m.-close. 382-8554 for details. 4

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The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen present their 14th annual Consignment Tack and Equipment Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Sale will include all kinds of tack, saddles, clothing, camping gear and more. 769-6342 for details.

The Durango Dharma Center sponsors a daylong Buddhist meditation retreat from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The event features James Baraz who has been teaching Insight Meditation since 1978. 769-3417 for details.

The Durango Farmers Winter Market meets at the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave., from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The market is the last of the seasonal markets before the Farmers Market returns to the First National Bank parking lot on May 15.

The Friends of Reed Library at Fort Lewis College holds a Books ‘n Stuff sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Friends are accepting donations of books and media prior to the sale. 247-7250 for details.

Dana Shino presents “The Spiritual Journey Into Motherhood – Exploring the Intuitive Prenatal Connection Between Mother and Child” at 10:30 a.m. at Pathways, located in Gem Village. 884-4718 to register.

Skyfest, Fort Lewis College’s annual spring party, runs from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. around the FLC Clocktower. Live music, food and games will be on tap, and community members are invited.

Dance in the Rockies presents Dance Through the Ages with shows at 2 & 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

A training on “The childhood brain and emotional development” meets from 2-4 p.m. at Christ the King Church. The event is part of the annual Week of the Young Child celebration in La Plata County. 764-1375 to register.

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

Bob Newnam & Tom MacCluskey play an encore show at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

The Community Dance Sanctuary presents an Ecstatic Dance/Contemplative Movement Experience from 7-9 p.m. at YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd. 405-714-7662.

Bang the Beat, a Latin dance party and benefit for Haiti, gets under way at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 6:30 p.m. with free Salsa lessons. Live music begins at 7 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

Cyle Talley & The Good Guys play indie/acoustic originals and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, from 7-9 p.m.

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

Ralph Dinosaur returns to downtown Durango with an 8 p.m.-midnight show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki, Larry Carver and Ben Gibson, rocks the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., at 8 p.m.

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

Rootdown plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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Durango Nature Studies hosts an Introduction to Flyfishing at the Durango Nature Center from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-4:30 p.m. 382-9244 x3 for details.

Singer/songwriter Kate Vowles performs at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., from 12:30-2 p.m. 259-2059 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.

Patrick’s Crossing 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.

Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave., offers a free shuffleboard tournament beginning at 6:30 p.m. with free beer for winners. 247-1264 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, hosts a preview party for “Six,” a documentary by local filmmaker Clementine Wilson. Doors open at 7 p.m. The screening will be followed by a reception.

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

Feminist Voice meets at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College Ave., at 6 p.m. bschaffer@fortlewis.edu or 575-418-9126.

A free seminar on doing you own divorce and/or custody in Colorado meets at 6 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. Anyone wishing to apply for the free book of forms is encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early. 247-0266.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., from 8 p.m. midnight.

H2O Holistic Health Options hosts a free meeting of the Lightworker’s Support Group at 7 p.m. 375-7794 to RSVP.

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

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 takes place at 8:10 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers its weekly4 4 Songwriters Showcase with Good-Time Charlie from 9 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

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Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., hosts Trivia Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. The event includes weekly and monthly prizes and individuals and teams are welcome. 247-5792.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a 6:30 p.m. book signing with Dimity McDowell, co-author of Run Like a Mother. The signing will be followed the next day by a 9 a.m. fun run led by the author. 385-5221 for details.

The Durango Community Recreation Center hosts kayak night from 6:45-8:15 p.m. The pool accommodates 20 boats and passes are sold on a first come-first served basis. 375-7313 for details.

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.

Tim Sullivan plays his weekly 7-11 p.m. gig at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents live music from Kentucky Deluxe at 8 p.m. 259-9018.

Joel’s, 119 W 8th St., hosts Tuesday Trivia from 9-11 p.m. 385-0430 for details.

Wednesday14

The Green Business Roundtable returns to the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., at noon. Gary Liss, a leading advocate of Zero Waste, will discuss the program’s principles and community plans. 259-3583 to RSVP.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., hosts an Informal Networking Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. The event is for anyone interested in meeting other business owners, making contacts and growing their business. 946-7660 for details.

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

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.

The Fort Lewis College Music Department presents its choirs concert at 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

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

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts an open ping-pong tournament beginning at 7:30 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

An open-level East Coast Swing Party takes place at 8:10 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

Ongoing

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 Oct. 31. 882-5600 for details.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., exhibits “Meeska, Mooska, Mickey Mouse” through the end of June. The exhibit showcases a variety of Mickey Mouse items collected by local Margi Coxwell. 259-2402.

The Family Center of Durango offers educational playgroups for children from birth to 5 years of age and their parents. Each group is developmentally appropriate and meets during different times and days during the week. Current schedules of events are available www.lpfcc.org.

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

The Durango Discovery Museum will celebrate the official groundbreaking of Phase II construction on April 15.

Gary Liss, a leading Zero Waste advocate, will lead a free Zero Waste Workshop on April 15 to kick off 4COREs role as the Community Energy Coordinator for Southwest Colorado. 259-1916 for details.

The Environmental Studies Program at Fort Lewis College will hold “Ecojam,” a benefit performance and celebration, on April 15 at the Derailed Saloon.

The 16th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown returns April 16-18 and will feature Audie Blaylock and Redline, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, Town Mountain, Gold Heart and many, many more.  www.durangomeltdown.com for details.

The Inspiration Café, an open mic for artists of all kinds, will return to Art-iculation on April 16.

A free Tread Lightly! workshop meets on April 17 at the San Juan Public Lands Center. The workshop is designed for all groups who recreate on public lands. 385-1310 for details.

The San Juan Symphony will present American Idols on April 17 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyre plays the Community Concert Hall on April 18.

The 22nd annual Tri the Rim Triathlon returns to the Fort Lewis College campus on April 18.  www.fortlewis.edu/tritherim for details.

Annee Jawor, international metaphysician, presents the talk, “A new view of autistm,” on April 21 at the Durango Public Library.

LYNX, Jamie Janover and Youssoupha bring a diversified harmonic blend of all original hip-hop and down-tempo electronica to the Community Concert Hall on April 22.

The Durango Discovery Museum is holding a brick sale fund-raiser through April 22. The personalized bricks will be installed in the Powerhouse Plaza. www.durangodiscovery.org for details.

The Durango Public Library will hold its Spring Book Sale on April 24.

Women’s Mid-Life Wellbeing Retreats meet on Saturdays from April 24-May 22 at the Durango Dharma Center to provide an opportunity for women to deepen the experience of their mid-life cycle. By donation. 385-5480 for details.

V-Day Cortez 2010 will present a benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” on April 22, 23 & 24 at the Cortez Conference Center.

Greater Dolores Action screens 2010 Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour on April 23 at the Dolores Community Center for the 6th annual fund raiser for the Dolores River Festival.

The 11th annual $20,000 Non-Profit Money Booth returns to the Sky Ute Casino Resort on May 13. Applications to take part in event are due by April 23. 563-1761 for details.

The Collaboration of Caring Communities is organizing a communitywide trash pick up on April 24 with Manna Soup Kitchen providing free lunch afterwards.

Turtle Lake Refuge will offer a Spring Cleanse Workshop on April 25. 903-9271 for details.

Durango’s Cinco de Mayo returns to Buckley Park on May 2 with music, performances, food, vendors, children’s games and more.

Weecycle Durango, a biannual consignment sale, returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on May 15 & 16.

at 247-7676 or by visiting www.envcenter.fortlewis.edu.

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‘The Sun is in the West’ plays Mainstage Theatre
What: A new play by southern writer Damon Falke
Where: The Fort Lewis College Mainstage Theatre
When: Fri., April 9, at 7:30 p.m.

“The Sun” goes on stage at Fort Lewis College this week. “The Sun is in the West,” a thought-provoking new play featuring live roots music, plays the Mainstage Theatre for one night only on Fri., April 9.

Written by Damon Falke, “The Sun is in the West” explores the power of place and story in the span of each human life. The production mixes Old World storytelling with an exploration of the boundaries of modern theatre. Situated in a graveyard on the storm ravaged Gulf Coast of Texas, the characters grapple with their connection to the land, with family myths and with their own histories.

The show gets under way at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.theatre.fortlewis.edu for details. Following the local performance, “The Sun is in the West” goes on the road and plays Pagosa Springs on April 10 and Santa Fe on May 14 & 15.

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Durango celebrates National Library Week
What: A series of evets commemorating the local library
Where: The Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave.
When: April 12-17

Music and movement will fill the Durango Public Library next week, as the local institution celebrates National Library Week. The library will host a series of community events on April 12-17.

Doug Owens and Lisa Campi will kick off the series at noon on April 12 with a double reed and piano recital. Erika Berglund will then offer a Yoga and Energy Awareness class for kids ages 6-10 from 4-5 p.m. that day. Kids must pre-register for this class, either in the library’s Children’s Room or at www.durangopubliclibrary.org. On April 14, the Fort Lewis College Chamber Saxophones will fill the library with music from noon-1:30 p.m. The week draws to a close on April 16 with a 10 a.m. Dance and Yoga Class for preschoolers, ages 3-5, and their parents or caregivers. A jazz combo will close out the celebration from noon-1:30 p.m.

The week also offers community members an opportunity to check out the local resource and its public meeting space, copy centers, study rooms, and access to the world of information.

For more information about the Library visit our website at

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FLC presents Revive and Thrive Masquerade Ball
What: The Fort Lewis College Environmental Center’s spring fund-raiser
Where: The streets of Durango and the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.
When: Thurs., April 8, beginning at 8 p.m.  

Spring has finally sprung, and the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center is celebrating by inviting the community to howl, squawk and drum their way through the streets of Durango. The first annual All Species Parade takes off Thurs., April 8, and all local wildlife is invited to join the parade and a masquerade ball following it.

Costumed creatures will meet at 8 p.m. at the Fort Lewis College Chapel on Rim Drive and proceed down the Nature Trail with handmade lanterns, flags and giant puppets. At the bottom of the hill, the lighted procession will wind its way through downtown and up Main Avenue to the Durango Arts Center and the first annual Revive and Thrive Masquerade Ball.

The doors of the Arts Center will open to all species for this bash of biodiversity at 8 pm. DJs Smiley Coyote, Peter Robot and others will set the mood and spin the tunes. Live art, video projection, art stations for mask making, and a costume contest will keep all ages entertained. Students from the Center are building four distinct ecosystems for the event so that any plant or animal will feel at home.

Advance tickets to the Revive and Thrive Masquerade Ball can be purchased at the Environmental Center or at the DAC box office. More information is available by calling the Environmental Center at 247-7676 or by visiting www.envcenter.fortlewis.edu.

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2019 Hardrock taps out

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