TUESDAY, JAN. 17
The BUG's Eye Film Series Every third Tuesday of the month at the Chipeta-Kiva in Ridgway. This month's film is The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream, 7 p.m., free, donations welcome.
Quartetto Gelato: Travels the Orient Express The music is a mixture of classical, salon and folk music that captures the bold moods and shy nuances of London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest and Istanbul tracing the tracks of the original journey of that famous train; Crested Butte Center for the Arts, 8 p.m. For more info, call 970/349-7487 or visit www.crestedbuttearts.org.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18
Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society Meeting Alan Reed of Alpine Archaeological Consultants will give an illustrated talk on recent excavation of seven prehistoric sites in Moffat County, in advance of construction of a natural gas pipeline. The excavations, along with archaeological monitoring of construction, resulted in the identification of one pithouse, several basin houses and hundreds of smaller features. The free, public meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Montrose United Methodist Church. For more info, call 252-0918.
Skin Cancer Prevention A preventative health care lecture by Richard Holmes, M.D.; Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr., 1-2 p.m. Call 540-4200 for more info.
Durango Arts Center Monthly Artists' Gathering The speaker will be Mary Ellen Long, who will critique any artwork artists bring to the meeting. Artists of all levels are invited to attend. RSVP to 259-2606 by Tuesday, Jan. 17. For more info, call 259-2606.
THURSDAY, JAN. 19
Surviving the Flu Season A free lecture presented by Dr. Abigail Seaver, ND. Natural strategies for prevention and treatment of the flu; emerging information about the avian flu. Ridgway Integrative Medicine, downstairs in the "Harmony Room," 7 p.m., 626-9877 for more info.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20
Southwest Resource Advisory Council Meeting at Canyons of the Ancients, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, with a public comment period scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Agenda topics include: field manager updates, update on National Energy Policy Act; BLM Lease Sale Notification; Statewide Special Recreation Permit Application Fee; BLM Law Enforcement Dealing with Vandalism; San Miguel Working Group: Gunnison Sage Grouse. For more info go to www.blm.gov/rac/co/co_index.htm.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21
Crested Butte Nordic Center Citizens' Race 20K Skate. For more info, call 800/814-8893 or visit www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com.
Durango's Snowdown Winter Celebration This year's theme is "Disco Do-it." A tribute to the Bee Gees and disco era music by tribute band Stayin' Alive, 7 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Ft. Lewis College. Tickets $20 for balcony and orchestra, $30 for plaza, available online at www.durangoconcerts.com, at the Concert Hall's Ticketing Services Office, 707 1/2 Main Ave., or by calling 970/247-7657.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26 THURSDAY, FEB. 2
Gunnison Arts Center's "Souper Bowl" Pottery Exhibition For more info, call 800/814-8893 or visit www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com.
SATURDAY, JAN. 28
Freemen's Social Club (formerly The Cuffs) plays new punk at Silverton's X-Club (Explorer's Club: Southwest), 8 p.m. For more info, call 970/387-5006.
The Women's Resource Center's Chick Flick Night at the Abbey Theatre assumes a quarterly schedule in 2006, beginning Monday, Feb. 20 (title to be announced). Previously, Chick Flick Night was held the third Monday of every month.
New Hours for Women's Resource Center located at 723 East Second Ave. in Durango: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and by appointment. WRC is often the first stop or call people make when they are new in town, in a crisis, facing a new challenge, needing information or wishing to get involved and volunteer in our community. For more info, call 970-247-1242, or log onto www.wrcdurango.org.
Wildlife Conservation Grants Available The Colorado Division of Wildlife will make $200,000 in grants available for projects that conserve, restore or enhance Colorado's threatened, endangered, or special-concern wildlife resources. The deadline for applications is Jan. 25, mailed to: Jim Guthrie, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80216. For more info, email email@example.com.
Chicks With Picks Clinics Complete Chicks, Jan. 31-Feb. 4; Chicks Sampler, Feb. 5-7. Open to all levels, you don't even need to have any of the gear to join the Chicks. Visit www.chikswithpicks.net or call 626-4424 for more info.
Second Chance Humane Society Volunteers needed in Ridgway, working directly with animals or the public, at both the animal shelter and the thrift shop. Hours are flexible and volunteers earn Thriftbucks. Volunteering as a Foster Care Provider is also available. Call Kelly at 626-2273, mailbox 4, for more info.
Heirlooms for Hospice Needs Volunteers Must enjoy working in a fun environment, for cashiering, merchandise sorting, cleaning and display, and special events at the stores. Volunteer hours are flexible; call Heirlooms for Hospice at 252-3648 for more info.
Weehawken Creative Arts Scholarships (formerly Ouray County Arts Center) are now available for partial tuition, made possible by their Board of Directors. Scholarships will be for 50 percent of the tuition, not to exceed $100. Applications are available on the website (www.weehawkenarts.org) along with the schedule of classes and workshops, or by calling 325-4005. Instruction includes topics within creative writing, photography, fine arts, culinary arts, children's art, fiber arts, craftsman arts, horticulture and cultural lectures.
Silverton Avalanche School is now taking applications for its 2006 season. The longest continually running avalanche school in the nation, it offers Level I and II courses in the fields of snow science, avalanche education and mountain rescue, adhering to American Avalanche Assn. educational guidelines. Level I classes Jan. 20-22 or 27-29; Level II Feb. 4-5. For info, visit silvertonavalancheschool.com, or call 970/759-8691.
Aztec Ruins National Monument Annual Pass will be on sale at the visitor center for $20, good for one year from date of purchase. It covers the entrance fee for the cardholder and immediate family. The single entrance fee for 2006 is $5 per person. Winter hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., 7 days a week. For more info, call 505/334-6174 x 27.
Montrose Community Band Rehearsals Anyone is welcome to join the band, rehearsals are Monday evenings in the Montrose High School band room. It's never too late to pick up a horn or a drumstick that you may have laid down long ago. For more info call Carl Bivins at 240-1191.
Durango Arts Center Docents Call for Volunteers Docents are guides to art appreciation and education in the gallery, in local elementary schools and in community facilities. DAC offers training. Call Jeannie at 259-2606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info about volunteering.
Heirlooms for Hospice of Montrose Extended Hours Open every Sunday. All proceeds from Heirlooms for Hospice will support the programs of Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado. Visit www.hospicewco.com for more info.
Spirit, Mind & Body Winter Well-Being Series Weekly classes and workshops in January, such as learning yoga basics or fine tuning practice to experience the benefits of increased balance and flexibility in a winter sport, and more. On Monday evenings, Spirit, Mind & Body hosts a potluck and spiritual discussion and meditation gathering. For class schedules call 970/349-5094, visit www.cbspiritmindbody.com or email email@example.com.
Veteran's Business Classes The Small Business Development Center is offering a new class designed for veterans, taught by veterans. The SBDC has received a grant for this program for veterans on the Western Slope. Call 240-1109 for more info; if there is enough interest classes will be scheduled in your area.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park Visitor Center The cultural sites, park trails and campground at Chaco, 65 miles south of Aztec Ruins National Monument, will be open from sunrise to sunset with rangers on duty. This is an uncrowded time for visitors to enjoy the cultural sites and setting of Chaco.
Mesa Verde Travel Planner 2005 Now available with comprehensive info on travel destinations in southwestern Colorado and the Four Corners area. Call 800/253-1616 or visit www.mesaverdecountry.com for more info.
Western State College Music Programs Feb.14: Damson Music Performance Competition, Quigley Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.; March 7: Western Slope Choral Festival (Directors' Choir, Women's Honor Choir, Mixed Honor Choir), Taylor Auditorium, 7 p.m.; March 9: WSC Symphony Band, Taylor Auditorium, 7 p.m.; March 11: WSC All-Colorado Honor Band and WSC-Colorado Brass Band concert, Taylor Auditorium, 2 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public, with donations requested but not required for the Gunnison Valley Fire Department at the March events. For more info, call 970/943-3093.
The Dueling Divas In the show, The Dueling Divas return in their historical and occasionally hysterical revue performing as Molly Brown and her contemporaries. Tickets are on sale at the Center for the Arts for $25 adults and $15 children, ages 15 and under. Shows: Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m., at Crested Butte Center for the Arts. Call 970/349-7487 to order tickets.
17th Annual Sonofagunn Theatre Production A humorous musical theatre production featuring an original community-written spoof about the Gunnison Valley. Gunnison Arts Center Theatre, March 2-4 and 9-11, 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 per person. For tickets and more info, call 970/641-4029 or visit www.visitgunnison.com/gunnisonarts.
"Scapin" by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell as adapted from Moliere, features two young men, Octave and Léandre, who have fallen in love with two women, Hyacinthe and Zerbinette, while their fathers are away. Upon the fathers' unexpected return, the men beg Scapin Léandre's servant and a consummate con artist to help them. His efforts scramble the situation into a worse mess. Enjoy the show at Mallardi Cabaret, located in the historic 1880s city hall building that now houses Crested Butte Mountain Theatre and an artists' cooperative. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $7 for students. March 15-18, 22-25, 29, and April 1, 8 p.m. For ticket info and prices call 970/349-0366 or visit www.cbmountaintheatre.org.
Ridgway Railroad Museum Saturdays, 12:30-4:30 p.m., located at the north end of the Ouray County Fairgrounds in the Ridgway Chamber Bldg. Visit www.ridgwayrailroadmuseum.org or call 626-4373 for more info.
Healing Circle Tues., 5:30-6:30 p.m., 609 Clinton, Ridgway. Call 626-4130 for more info.
Zen Meditation Wednesdays, Chipeta Sun Lodge & Kiva, 304 S. Lena, Ridgway, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Call 626-9711 for more info.
Montrose Ute Indian Museum Classes Programs for children (ages 6 and up) and adults. Cost is $8 per class. Reservations are required. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 249-3098 for a complete schedule.
Devil's Thumb Golf Club Rated #2 best new affordable course in the nation by Golf Digest, 968-1560 Rd., Delta, call 970/874-6262 or visit www.deltagolf.org for more info.
Exceptional Teen And Student Support Group Young people looking for answers. Fourth Wed. of every month, 7-8 p.m. 137 North Mesa Ave (corner of N. 2nd and Mesa), Montrose. Facilitators: Laurel Ann Browne, Visionary Counseling, firstname.lastname@example.org; Rev. Arlyn Macdonald, Community for Spiritual Awareness, email@example.com. 970/249-1345, 970/252-0908.
Heirlooms for Hospice Needs Donations of furniture, gently worn clothing, household and children's items. Donations are tax deductible and free pickup service is available for your convenience; consignment of furniture and decorative items accepted. All proceeds from the sale of your donations help Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado carry out our mission and assure quality care. Stop in today at 435 East Main in Montrose or call Carla at 252-3648.
Tai Chi with John Schofield Tuesday and Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 per class. Pomona Elementary School, Montrose; call 729-1115 for info.
New Children Support Group For parents, teachers and supportive adults. Alternative solutions to challenges for both children and adults through an empowerment program offering guidance and recognition. Every second Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., 137 North Mesa Ave. (corner of North 2nd and Mesa), Montrose. For more info contact Laurel Ann Browne, Visionary Counseling, firstname.lastname@example.org or 970/249-1345; or Rev. Arlyn Macdonald, Community for Spiritual Awareness, email@example.com or 970/252-0908.
Mending Hearts of Montrose is an adult grief support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. The group meets every Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., at Church of the Nazarene, 705 South 12th. For more info, call Don Barr 252-2520.
Eating Disorder Group Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., 715 S. 1st Street, Montrose. Get support to improve your self-esteem and maintain a healthy weight. Find out what is behind your eating habits and how to change them. The group is led by Sharon Sward, author of You Are More Than What You Weigh. Call Sharon Sward for additional info, 970/626-5187.
Mending Hearts in Delta The group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. New participants can start at any time. Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church, 285 North 2nd St. For more info please call 874-6823.
St. Mary's Blood Center Now Open Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon in addition to regular weekday hours Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. No appointment necessary, all blood types needed. St. Mary's is the only blood center serving the Western Slope and depends on community support to keep blood supplies at a safe level all year long. For more info or to learn how to become a donor or organize a blood drive, call 244-2555. The Blood Center is located in The Pavilion at 750 Wellington Ave. in Grand Junction.
Mesa Verde National Park Artists-in-Residence Program For fans and collectors of American Indian arts and crafts. For exhibits by other artists, times and dates, call 800/449-2288 or visit visitmesaverde.com.
Free Professional Clothing Women's Resource Center, 723 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, Mon.-Thurs., 1-4 p.m., for women who need clothing for employment but cannot afford to purchase new stuff. There is no fee, but an appointment is necessary; various sizes and styles are available. Donations of professional clothing are also being accepted. Call 970/247-1242 for more info.
Durango Nature Center Customized group programs, 2-3 hours, for 10-75 children or adults, for naturalist led, interactive nature walks. DNC is located on the corner of US Hwy 550 and CR 310/318, 17 miles south of Durango. Call 970/382-9244 or visit www.durangonativestudies.org for more info.
Ready-Set-Go! Informational Meeting Second Tuesday of every month, this program helps women in their pursuit of economic self-sufficiency, at the Women's Resource Center, 723 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, noon-1 p.m. There is no fee for this meeting. Call 970/247-1242 for more info.
Pro-Se Divorce Seminar Second Monday of every month, for those who need info on doing their own divorces, at Colorado Legal Services, 1474 Main Ave., Suite 200, Durango, no fee. Call 970/247-1242 for more info.
Women's Reading Circle Second Wednesday of every month, 5:30 p.m., at the Durango Public Library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the circle or for more info.
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