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Michael Johnson to play Fall in the Rockies
D&SNGRR presents its annual Railfest celebration
Open Shutter Gallery to help ‘Unite Our World’

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Thursday19

Mountain Middle School hosts its Rooftop Fund-raiser atop the Crossroads Building, 1099 Main Ave., from 4-8 p.m. Attire is casual and children are welcome.

The Ignacio Farmers Market meets from 4-7 p.m. at Shoshone Park. The event includes local produce, crafts and live music. 563-9494 for details.

Kirk James plays solo blues on the patio at Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., from 5-8 p.m.

Naturopathic Dr. Stacy Riseborough discusses a toxic free childhood at 6 p.m. at 679 E. Second Ave., for the monthly meeting of the Durango Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network. 259-1001 for details.

White Feather Botanicals offers a free herb walk meeting at Brookside Park, 199 W. 24th St., at 6 p.m. 946-7223 for details.

The Lisa Blue Trio plays a sultry blend of favorites at Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts its weekly group trail run on the Jones Creek Trail. Interested runners should meet at the   trailhead at 6 p.m. 946-5557.

Lee Bartley performs classical art songs and light jazz on piano at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Katrina and Cook play classic covers and originals at 6 p.m. at the Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave. 247-1264 for details.

Chad MacCluskey and Terry Wells play contemporary jazz at the DoubleTree Hotel’s Animas River Café from 6-9 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 patio at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

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

Joel Glanzberg, international permaculture educator, gives free introductory talk on permaculture at the Mancos Public Library at 7 p.m. Glanzberg will lead a water harvesting workshop on Aug. 20 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. 882-2155 to register.

The Durango Photography Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club to discuss the various photo editing/enhancement programs.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Salsa Night with salsa lessons and DJ Edit spinning from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Lubriphonic plays funk/rock/soul at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 9 p.m.

Friday20

Lunar Base 4, a dance, music and arts festival, meets at the Echo Basin Guest Ranch. Jon Bishop, top hard house DJ, headlines the event which includes 3 stages and 25 artists from all over the U.S. Gates open at noon. 533-7000 for details.

Friends of the Durango Public Library hold an End-of-Summer Book Sale at the library from 1-5 p.m. The sale continues from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 21, and all proceeds benefit events like

the Children’s Summer Reading Program.

The Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave., presents Hunger Games, celebrating the release of Mockingjay the last book in the Hunger Games, from 3:30-5 p.m. Teams of two will compete in a survival scavenger hunt in the library. 375-3387 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.

The Ignacio Community Library hosts a reception for all of the local artists who have exhibited this spring or summer. The event runs from 4:30-6 p.m. and includes art demonstrations, slide shows, guest speakers and more. 563-9287 for details.

Studio &, 1027 Main Ave., presents “Papier,” a one night exhibit of paper art and photography, from 5-9 p.m. The show includes live music, food and beverages, door prizes and more. 759-8404 for details.

Rockin’ Randy plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m. The Jelly Belly Boogie Band goes on from 9 p.m.-close.

The First Presbyterian Church, 1200 E. Third Ave., hosts a 5:30 p.m. fund-raiser for Alyssa Dinger and her family. The event includes a spaghetti dinner and pie auction. Alyssa suffers from severe autism, and the family has incurred major medical expenses. 247-3175.

Durango BMX hosts Trophy Racing with sign-ups from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and racing to follow, weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com for details.

The Lawn Chair Kings bring their suburban rock back to the Balcony Bar, 600 Main Ave., from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts live jazz from The Mac Jazz Trio, with Chad MacCluskey, Jeff Sweet, and Brad Tarpley, from 6-9 p.m. DJ Phradist spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 6-10 p.m.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the San Juan Grill, located in Silverton, from 6-9 p.m.

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

Center of Light presents a free screening of “Rendition.” At 7 p.m. at the Cortez Recreation Center. All donations from the event will go to Amnesty International.

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

The Chills play classic rock at the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

Nappy Roots brings hip hop back to the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, at 9 p.m.

Jonezy spins vinyl at Cosmo, 919 Main Ave., at 9 p.m.  

DJ Posh Josh spins at the Golden Triangle, 150 E. College, from 9:30 p.m.- midnight. 382-8424 for details.

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The Durango Farmers Market returns to First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St., from 8 a.m.-noon. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

The Ground Up Arts Collective, 1051 E. Second Ave., hosts its official, grand-opening fundraising event all day. The event includes creative workshops, bicycle clinics, food, music, live art, a Bike-B-Q, an outdoor family bicycle movie and an all-ages dance party. Check out the Articulation bulletin board for details.

San Juan Public Lands and Durango Mountain Resort offer a free guided nature walk from 10 a.m.-noon. The hikes continue twice a week throughout the summer.

The Mancos Renaissance Faire, sponsored by the Mancos Public Library, meets from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Cottonwood Park and again from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 22. The living history event includes Mud Theatre, a human chess board, page school, food, drink, music and dance. 533-7600 for details.

Mancos State Park offers fishing fun for young anglers from 10 a.m.-noon. The workshop will teach fishing basics including knot-tying, casting, fish identification, angler etiquette and boating safety, and poles, tackle and bait are provided. 533-7065 for details.

Verde Fest, a Four Corners sustainability fair presented by the Montezuma Climate Action Network, meets from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Cortez City Park. The free festival fosters green living practices with booths, speakers, demonstrations, live music, local foods, and children’s activities.  

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts the DBC BBQ with live music from Psychedelic Mojo from 4:30-8 p.m. DJ Link spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

KSJD Dryland Community Radio hosts its second annual Block Party from 4:30-11 p.m. at the Corner of Main and Market in Cortez. The event includes live music from the Beautiful Loser Society and The Lindell’s Trio and food and libations. www.ksjd.org for details.

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

The Tumblin’ Dice play the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close.

Sunday22

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 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Dr., will present a series of events, talks and community discussions on immigration beginning at noon. A community roundtable, “Why Durango - and the U.S. at Large - Needs Immigration Reform,” meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers a traditional Irish music jam from 12:30-4 p.m. 403-1200 for details.

Trimble Hot Springs presents live music from singer-songwriter Bill Schermes from 1-3 p.m. The Summer of Sundays Music Series runs all summer and is free with hot springs admission.

Durango Food Not Bombs (FNB) offers its weekly free vegan/vegetarian meal at 1 p.m. in Riverfront/Iris Park. www.foodnotbombs.net.

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

The Pura Vida Café, located at Vallecito, hosts an Open to All Jam Night from 4-8 p.m.

Monday23

The first day of school gets under way at all Durango School District 9-R schools.

The Ignacio Community Library offers a free night of crafting for local women from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All supplies provided. 563-9287 for details.

Chad MacCluskey plays solo jazz guitar at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

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

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

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party takes place at 8 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details

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

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers its weekly Players and Singers Night from 9 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

Tuesday24

San Juan Public Lands and Durango Mountain Resort offer a free guided nature walk from 10 a.m.-noon. The hikes continue twice a week throughout the summer.

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder plays his weekly lakeside gig at the Pura Vida Café, located at Vallecito, 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 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Group, featuring vocalist Alison Dance, plays the patio at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

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

Wednesday25

The Ignacio Community Library offers storytime and crafts for kids from 10-11 a.m. 563-9287 for details.

The Lisa Blue Trio plays a blend of favorites on the patio at Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., from 5-8 p.m.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the patio at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Tom MacCluskey plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille in the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 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 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.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., presents a free improv show from Durango Dot Comedy from 7-9 p.m. 903-2075 for details.

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library, located in Bayfield, offers a free screening of “You Can Heal Your Life: the Movie” at 7 p.m. The showing will be followed by a circle discussion.

Cyle Talley plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

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

Ongoing

The Gallery at St. Mark’s, 910 E. Third Ave., exhibits the watercolors of 83-year-old Durango artist Elsia “Mana” Siapno through Sept. 8.  

The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Avenue, exhibits the color photography of Jimmy Williams. Work from two portfolios, “Tuscany Landscapes” and “Music Makers,” will be on display through Sept. 22. 382-8355 for details.

The Durango Lively Arts Co. presents performances of “Peter Pan” at the Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave., at 7 p.m. on Aug. 20 & 21 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 21.

Art Supply House, 24 Town Plaza, hosts the 2nd annual Miniature Canvas Competition through the month of August. The public is invited to see the show and vote for their favorites.  Winners will be awarded in three different age categories.

Steaming Bean Coffee, 915 Main Ave., hosts “The Side Effects of Dreaming,” recent drawings by Sandra Butler, through Aug. 31. 385-7901 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents “On Location: The Art of Plein Air and Wood Sculptures” by Chad Haspels in the Barbara Conrad Gallery and “Sacred Spaces of the Heart, Explorations in mixed media” by Ann Dettmer in the Art Library. Both shows will be on display through Aug. 28. 259-2606 for details.

The Anasazi Heritage Center hosts the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners juried exhibition through Sept. 6. Also on display is “Horizons,” paintings by Stanton Englehart from the private collection of the Englehart Family Trust. 882-5600 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College presents “Treasures Unveiled: Extraordinary Items from the Vault of the Center of Southwest Studies.” The exhibit was developed by the Center of Southwest Studies to show the public a seldom-seen sampling of its artifact and archival collections. Also on display is “Mountain Lion!” 247-7456 for details.

Melodrama returns to the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., with the “The Tavern” and a Vaudeville Revue showing Tuesday through Sunday at 7:45 p.m. and running through Aug. 21. www.henrystratertheatre.com or 375-7160 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., present the musical, “Always … Patsy Cline,” every weekend at 8 p.m. and “A Grand Night for Singing” on Tuedays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. 259-2606 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

CarverFest 2010, featuring performances from Black Velvet, Tumblin’ Dice, Cosmic Accident, Hello Dollface, Void Where Prohibited and others, will play the Derailed Saloon on Aug. 26.

The Ska 15th Anniversary Bash and Brewer’s Invitational meets at Ska Brewing on Aug. 28 and features beers from 15 breweries and music from Farmington Hill and the Supersuckers.

The Super Amazing Art Show & Sale 2, an exhibit featuring 4 painters, 2 graphic designers, 2 sculptors, 2 illustrators, 2 printmakers and a photographer, returns to 537 Jackrabbit Trail on Aug. 28. 385-0409 for details.

The Animas Museum and Laura Lewis will offer a talk on “Pioneer Textiles: Samplers, Knitting, and Quilting” on Aug. 28. 259-2402 for details.

The Iron Horse Chef Cooking Competition returns to the Durango Farmers Market every Saturday from Aug. 28-Sept. 11.

Author, former Fort Lewis professor and military journalist Stephen L. Kanne will discuss his book, The Furax Connection, on Aug. 31 at the Durango Public Library.

The fifth annual Sacred Arts Festival, returning in September and October, is seeking original poetry, works of art, craft or photography and original songs and compositions expressing the sacred. www.SacredArtsFestival.com for details.

Tour de Farm, an educational bike tour highlighting local agriculture, returns on Sept. 5.

The Durango Public Library will kick off its 2010-2011 Spoken Word Series with “Women of the San Juan,” a performance by the American Association of University Women, on Sept. 7. www.durangopubliclibrary.org for details.

Durango Community Access TV will offers a class in video production on Sept. 8 and training in Final Cut Pro, the premiere video editing software, on Sept. 14 & 15. 259-2802 to register.

CoffeeFest, a fund-raiser for the Durango Adult Education Center, returns to Main Ave. on Sept. 11.

The Montezuma Land Conservancy’s 12th Annual Harvest Beer Festival will meet on Sept. 11 at the Parque de Vida Pavillion in Cortez.

The Durango Independent Film Festival will screen “Bag It,” a documentary on the impact of America’s obsession with the plastic bag, on Sept. 12 a the Smiley Theatre. www.durangofilm.org for details.

The Durango Public Library will host its inaugural Literary Festival on Sept. 16-18 and feature Craig Childs, Blake Crouch, Katherine Leiner and Ken Wright.

Durango’s Liberty School is seeking nominations for the Dyslexic Hall of Fame, recognizing the outstanding achievement of successful dyslexic individuals within the Durango community. Inductees will be recognized at the annual dinner/gala on Oct. 1. Email billoflanagan@hotmail.com with nominations.

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Michael Johnson to play Fall in the Rockies
What: A concert benefiting the Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse and Durango Community Shelter
Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.
When: Sun., Aug. 22. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Music lovers can rally around the Volunteers of America this week. The VOA will host the 1st annual Fall in the Rockies, a benefit concert, on Sunday, Aug. 22. Michael Johnson, noted singer, songwriter and guitarist, will play the show in the Durango Arts Center Theatre.

Johnson has had a storied career and is perhaps best known for his 1978 hit song “Bluer Than Blue.” To date, he has charted four hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and nine more on the country charts, including two number 1 hits – “Give Me Wings” and “The Moon is Still Over Her Shoulder.”

All proceeds from Fall in the Rockies will benefit the Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse and Durango Community Shelter. Volunteers of America works to serve children, women, and men in our community who are fleeing from domestic violence or struggling with homelessness.  

Doors to the show open at 6:15 p.m., the concert will get under way at 7 p.m., and a cash bar will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the Durango Arts Center or by calling 259-1021.  

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D&SNGRR presents its annual Railfest celebration
What: The annual celebration of railroading and western culture
Where: The D&SNGRR Depot and all around Durango
When: Aug. 20-24

Railfest makes its 12th annual return to the region this weekend. The celebration of railroading, western culture and history will run from Aug. 20-24 and bring rail fans from around the country to Durango.

This year, the Eureka & Palisade #4, a wood-burning 1875 locomotive, will return to the D&SNG for excursions. In addition, the D&RGW #315 locomotive will be running its only 2010 excursions at Railfest. The 1930’s Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose Motor Number 5 is also a mainstay of this annual event. Guests will have the rare opportunity to take a ride on this vintage rail vehicle.

A first-time “Parade of Trains” is set for 5 p.m. on Saturday in the Durango yard and will be followed by a reception complete with appetizers and live music. The railroad is again hosting the World Fast Draw Balloon Elimination Championship from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, and the Railroadiana swap meet will be held from 3-7 p.m. that day and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, visit www.durangotrain.com. Tickets are available at the Durango depot or by calling 247-2733.  

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Open Shutter Gallery to help ‘Unite Our World’
What: A photography exhibit and fund-raiser for the local non-profit, Unite Our World
Where: The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave.
When: Fri., Aug. 20 from 5-8 p.m.  

Durangoans can take a step to “Unite Our World” this week. The Open Shutter Gallery will host an exhibit/benefit for the Durango-based non-profit on Friday. Proceeds go to the teachers and students of the Mweruka Junior School, located in Uganda.

Unite Our World was started by Durango High School graduates last spring as a way to provide education and humanitarian support to young people all over the planet. The group recently returned from Mweruka, where volunteers helped build two classrooms and dig a well. Prior to the outreach, the school had absolutely no water, and students had to walk three miles for refreshment. The move also helped the school and village on the path to self-sustaining projects like raising livestock and growing crops.

The Open Shutter exhibit will give the Durango community an opportunity to see what was accomplished during the trip. The event runs from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20. For more information, visit www.uniteourworld.org.

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