THROUGH FRIDAY, OCT. 13
Art for the Cabin A Silent Auction to Benefit the Aspen Guard Station Artist-in-Residence Program, featuring more than 40 original works of art inspired by residencies at the historic cabin over the past decade. On display at the Main Book Company and The Gallery, 34 West Main, Cortez. Bids may be placed during this time, with bidding to culminate in a Grand Gala on Friday, Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m. In addition to an evening of mixing with artists and art lovers, those attending will be eligible for door prizes, including a free weekend at the Aspen Guard Station. For more info contact Ann Bond at 970/385-1219 or Susan Bryson at 970/385-1312.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
Fall Into Fall Culinary Workshop instructed by Sara Sharpe for Weehawken Creative Arts in Ouray. Enjoy a full meal of autumn comfort food and bring wine if you wish to enjoy with the meal. The following menu will be prepared (and recipes provided): roast pork loin, wild and brown rice with brown butter pecans, roasted sweet peppers stuffed with mozzarella, and poached pears. Sharpe has been a caterer for 28 years and has studied with famous French chefs Guerard, Troisgros and Verge. Cost is $30 for Weehawken Creative Arts members and $33 for nonmembers, 6-9 p.m. To register for this or other WCA classes call 970/325-4005 or go online to www. weehawkenarts.org.
Grey Birders Bird Watching Trip, 7:30 a.m.-noon, 249-4884, Montrose Rec District
Child Advocacy by Robin Riches and Ann Smith, 10 a.m., Montrose Regional Library, 249-3959.
An Inconvenient Truth Hillcrest Congregational UCC, free, 7 p.m., 249-9047.
THURSDAY, OCT. 5
2035 Gunnison Valley Regional Transportation Forum The purpose of the forum is to gather public input on key transportation issues and emerging trends that are important considerations to developing a safe, efficient and effective transportation system. The input gathered at the forum will provide crucial information needed to develop the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan for Gunnison Valley. Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr., 4-7 p.m.; contact Phil Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303/521-0113 for more info.
Diabetes Extravaganza Montrose Health and Human Services, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1845 S. Townsend, 252-5097.
Statewide Ballot Issues Forum Montrose Regional Library, noon.
FRIDAY, OCT. 6
Lunasa live at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 7 p.m. Christened "Ireland's newest 'supergroup' … the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet," Lunasa takes traditional Irish instruments fiddle, pipes, flute and guitar and shifts them into rhythmic overdrive with intricate arrangements, all proving that Celtic music can be as vibrant and musically adventurous as any genre. For tickets and info, visit www.durangoconcerts.com or call 970/247-7657.
FRIDAY, OCT. 6 AND SATURDAY, OCT. 7
Designer Trunk Show Heirlooms for Hospice will hold an open house Trunk Show featuring designer jewelry and accessories by Katharine Paul Company and JeWells. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado. The Trunk Show will take place at Heirlooms in Grand Junction on Friday, 2-5:30 p.m., and at Heirlooms in Montrose on Saturday, 2-5:30 p.m. For more info call 254-8556.
SATURDAY, OCT. 7
The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration on Tour Presents Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, noon. Featuring live actors, puppets, plenty of surprises, and many memorable songs-including "The Candy Man," "I Want It Now!" and "Pure Imagination." For tickets and info, visit www.durangoconcerts.com or call 970/247-7657.
David Scheel, World-Renowned Pianist, in Concert Scheel will delight both classical and musical comedy lovers alike with his unique solo musical act at the Ridgway 4-H Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and students are free, available at Buckskin Booksellers in Ouray, Cimarron Books and Coffee in Ridgway, and Blue Sky Music in Montrose.
Artspace and Open Studios Invitational Exhibition The exhibition will showcase 20 professional Western Slope artists whose works include a variety of media from painting, sculpture, jewelry, batik, pastel, drawing, batik, to collage and photography. Redlands Mesa Golf Club, Lower Level, 2325 W. Ridges Blvd., Grand Junction. Gallery hours, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; VIP reception, 5:15-7:15 p.m. For more info call Linda Brotman-Evans at 970/640-8177.
Blood Drive Montrose High School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Beyond Words Art Exhibit Montrose Regional Library, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Piano Recital With Kirill Gliadkovsky Montrose United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 13
Bluebird Project Meeting The Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Denver Audubon Society are teaming up on a project to increase the abundance of bluebirds in Colorado. Persons interested in attracting bluebirds and putting up nest boxes are invited to attend an informal get together in Salida. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Salida Senior Center (corner of 3rd and F Streets). Featured speaker is Kevin Corwin from the Denver Audubon Society. For more info contact Jena Sanchez or John Koshak at 719/227-5200 or at email@example.com.
Bosom Buddies Silent Auction & Banquet Holiday Inn Express, 6-9 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 14
Armed Forces Support Coalition Annual Membership Meeting At Carver Brewing Company in Durango, 10 a.m. Anyone interested in serving on the Board of Directors or the various committees should call AFSC at 970/247-9186. The meeting is open to the public, but space is limited, so RSVP at the above number prior to Oct. 9.
Bosom Buddies 10k/5k run, 5k walk, one step closer to help and hope, presented by San Juan Mountain Runners, sponsored by bosom buddies, Montrose Pavilion, 9 a.m. Contact race director Bill Heckard, 249-8840, heckards@Montrose.net, www.sjmr.org
Bones' Solo Ensemble Sherbino Theatre in Ridgway, 9 p.m. Visit www.bonesdrums.com for more info.
FRIDAY, OCT. 20 AND SATURDAY, OCT. 21
Pumpkin Patch Arts & Craft Show Friendship Hall, Montrose, 487-3544.
FRIDAY, OCT. 20 SUNDAY, OCT. 22
San Juan Photo Show Montrose Pavilion, 249-5000.
SATURDAY, OCT. 21
Shavano Valley Half Marathon 13.1 mile run, 4.3 mile run/walk, Oak Grove Elementary School, 9 a.m. Contact race director Dan Quigley, 249-6828, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sjmr.org
SUNDAY, OCT. 22
So Percussion live at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 7 p.m. Built around the fact that percussion has a unique ability to thrill and captivate, So Percussion seeks to immerse audiences in sound and imagination. For tickets and info, visit www.durangoconcerts.com or call 970/247-7657.
FRIDAY, OCT. 27
Black Tie Bingo Montrose Pavilion, 249-5168.
FRIDAY, OCT. 27 AND SATURDAY, OCT. 28
Tis the Season Craft Show National Guard Armory, Montrose, 249-0337.
SATURDAY, OCT. 28
Annual Barber Shop Del-Rose Chorus Montrose Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY, OCT. 30
Valley Symphony Orchestra Montrose Pavilion, 249-3160.
Costumes, Costumes, Costumes! The Sherbino Theater is thinning out its costume rooms; its corner store has costumes for sale, rent or trade. Recycle your old costumes here as well.
Beginning Belly Dance with Phyllis and Shannon, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway, 626-4414.
Tradeshow Space Available at WRC Conference The Women's Resource Center is accepting tradeshow applications for WomenFest 2006: One Planet, taking place Saturday, Nov. 4, at Escalante Middle School in Durango. The tradeshow will feature products and services of interest to women. The cost to participate is $50, but space is limited and must be reserved by Monday, Oct. 16. Tradeshow application forms are available at the Women's Resource Center located at 723 East 2nd Ave., or by calling 970/247-1242.
The "Women Build" Project is seeking volunteers to help during the construction of a Habitat for Humanity project in Durango on Oct. 14, sponsored by the Women's Resource Center. No previous construction experience is needed, and women ages 14 and up are invited to volunteer. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch, water, sun block, hat, work gloves and practical shoes. The work site is located at 1470 Florida Road in Durango. The day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., with a break for lunch. For more info and to sign up, contact Nadine Chaney, 970/382-9735, 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.
Red Mountain Road Work Culvert replacement will cause some traffic impacts on Red Mountain Pass, Monday through Friday (some Saturdays possible), 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Updated info at www.dot.state.co.us/TravelInfo/currentcond/ClosuresNWSW.htm.
Montrose Farmers Market Saturdays though October, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Centennial Plaza, 323-5756.
Family Fun Night Fridays, Montrose Aquatic Center, 6:30-8:45 p.m., 249-7705.
Black Canyon Breakfast Club Meetings Thursdays, 7 a.m., Sandtrap at Black Canyon Golf Course, Montrose, 275-5395.
Rent the Sherbino Theatre in Ridgway Available for private parties, wedding receptions, etc. Call 626-4414 for more info.
Chi Gung & T'ai Chi with Elisabeth Roscoe in Montrose, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., 249-0397.
Mending Hearts Support Group in Montrose An adult support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one. In the safety of a group and in an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding members talk about their feelings and concerns. Join at any time in the series meets weekly on Thursdays, Oct. 5-Dec. 14, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Hillcrest Congregational United Church of Christ in Montrose located at 611 Hillcrest Drive. For more info contact Don Barr at 240-7734.
Women's Resource Center located at 723 E Second Ave in Durango: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and by appt. 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 the community.
Chick Flick Night at the Abbey Theatre, the third Monday of every month. For more info, call 970/247-1242, or visit www.wrcdurango.org.
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.
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.
Montrose Recreation District For a full calendar of events, activities and classes call 252-4884 or email 50plus@Montrose.net.
Therapeutic Horseback Riding for All Ages The San Juan Riding Program promotes equine facilitated therapy and activities for people with disabilities by providing quality recreational experiences and makes the outdoors accessible by utilizing adaptive teaching techniques. Servicing the Ouray, Montrose and San Miguel County areas. Visit www.sanjuanridingprogram.com or call 626-3018 for more info.
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. Call 626-4373 for more info, or visit www.ridgwayrailroadmuseum.org.
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. $8 per class. Reservations required. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 249-3098 for a complete schedule.
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. 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 Volunteers and Donations of furniture, gently worn clothing, household and children's items. Donations are tax deductible and free pickup service is available; consignment of furniture and decorative items accepted. All proceeds from the sale of your donations help Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 435 East Main in Montrose. Call Carla at 252-3648 for more info or to volunteer.
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 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.
Eating Disorder Group Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., 715 S First St, 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 970/626-5187 for info.
St. Mary's Blood Center 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. 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 www.visitmesaverde.com.
Aztec Ruins National Monument (Aztec, N.M.) Fall/Winter schedule: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except holidays. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The entrance fee is $5 per adult 16 years and over. Children 15 and under are free. National Park Pass, Golden Age, Golden Eagle and Golden Access Passports as well as the newly created Aztec Ruins Passport are honored. For info call 505/334-6174 ext 30.
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.
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