FRIDAY, DEC. 8 SUNDAY, DEC. 10
TAG Holiday Bazaar The annual Telluride Artisan's Guild/TCAH Holiday arts and crafts show at the Telluride High School cafeteria, where you can purchase holiday gifts from local artisans. Hours: Fri., 5-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit www.telluridearts.org for more information.
Ah Haa Call for Entries The Ah Haa School is calling all local and regional artists to create pieces for its upcoming winter exhibition, H2O, Water in All Forms. This exhibition will explore how water and its absence affect life in our high desert region. Deadline for art submission is Monday, Jan. 15 with the show opening Jan. 18. Contact the Ah Haa School at 728-3886 if you have any questions or are interested in participating.
Attention Artists! What is your vision when you think of The Valley Floor Forever Wild? Valley Floor Preservation Partners is seeking donations of art for a show to be held during the holidays. Traditional, nontraditional, inside, outside, it's up to you and your creativity. All proceeds will go to keep the Valley Floor Forever Wild! Submission deadline is Dec. 24. Call Karen Wilcox at 728-4697 or the VFPP office at 728-8256 with questions.
The Stronghouse Studios Artist studio space is available for $100 to $300 a month, or group studio space for $75 a month. Darkroom rental with medium format set up is $100 a month. All artists can exhibit in the Stronghouse Gallery. High school scholarships available. Contact Brittany Miller, 728-8959, or stop by at 283 S. Fir.
At Various Venues:
Lucas Gallery Encaustic landscapes bearing homage to film by Peter Roux; Silk and copper assemblages by Carrie Seid; as well as new works by Gwyneth Scally, Tjasa Owens, Marshall Noice and local Julie McNair. Voted Best Gallery in Town 2006. 151 S. Pine, Hours: daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., www.LucasGallery.net, 728-1345.
Elinoff Gallery The public is invited every Thursday for An Evening of Art & Hors d' Oeuvres, 4-8 p.m., to view new collections of Impressionist works. This coming winter, Elinoff introduces its new Elinoff & Co. women's and men's accessories store on the second floor of the gallery, carrying haute couture accessories by Hermes, Burberry, Prada, Catherine Buamann and more; 204 W. Colorado Ave., 728-5566.
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art Exhibition opening, Thursday, Dec. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. New frescos by Marcia Myers. First Colorado show of this artist's work. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., www.telluridegallery.com, 728-3300.
Telluride Mountain Gallery New work by Merrill Mahaffey, Susan Sales and Thomas Hoadley. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Sat., 567 Mountain Village Blvd., www.telluridegallery.com, 728-9884.
Winston Gallery of Fine Art Oil landscapes and portraitures by American artists, Gary Ernest Smith and John C. Terelak, and by Russian artists who painted during the Soviet period. Located in the Franz Klammer Lodge in Mountain Village opposite the pond, 369-0030.
Lustre An artisan gallery featuring the hand painted chandeliers of Ulla Darni, furniture, jewelry from Gurhan, Todd Reed, Aaron Henry, and Masriera, wood, glass and bronze sculpture from American artists. 171 S. Pine St., 728-3355, www.lustregallery.com.
Yank & Flanders Gallery Fine ceramics by Goedele Vanhille and John Fahnestock, behind 1035 West Grand Ave., Norwood. Call 327-0369.
Lyceum Arts Kathryn Vinson Tatum studio and gallery, original oil paintings, gicleés, art prints, greeting cards of original work, and 2003-2005 Telluride Jazz Celebration poster artist. 430 W. Colorado Ave., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appt. Mon.-Fri., 708-1331.
Gallerie Framing and Local Walls Wilson Mesa artist Waltraud Lawaczeck, oil paintings. The show runs through Nov. 10. Open noon-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; 217 W. Colorado Ave., 369-4775.
Stained Glass Art Company Custom stained glass windows and lamps by local artist; Copper foil technique. Stained glass lessons available; stainedglassartcompany.com, 729-0495.
Watercolor Classes In Julie's studio, children, adults and beginners welcome, all levels. Call 728-5453
At the Ah Haa School for the Arts
Call 728-3886 for information and class registration.
Create a Holiday Gift in a Silk Dyeing Shibori Workshop: Dec. 11 & 12
Weekly Ah Haa Acupuncture and Massage Clinic Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. The clinic offers affordable acupuncture and massage to the community, provided by Petra Buchanan L,Ac and Joshua Geeter L,Ac. The clinic is located at 135 S. Spruce St. Come early to reserve your space; a sign up sheet helps cut down on waiting time. For more info contact Petra at 708-9677 or email@example.com.
The Pilates Workshop
250 S. Fir St., 728-3005, www.telluridepilatesworkshop.com
Trio Reformer Classes: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, 6 p.m.
Pre-Ski Trio Class Special: 5 Trio Classes, $150; 10 Trio Classes, $250; 20 Trio Classes, $460
Private and semi-private lessons by appointment, Mon.-Sat.
Telluride Yoga Center
At Deva Yoga Studio upstairs in Nugget Bldg., corner of W. Colorado and N. Fir
Mon.: Mysore 9-10:45 a.m.; Prenatal 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Viniyoga 12:30-2 p.m.; Basics 5-6 p.m.; Vinyasa 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Tues.: Mysore 9-10:45 a.m.; Basics 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Vinyasa 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Power Yoga 5:15-6:45 p.m. (guys 50 percent off); Meditation 7-8 p.m.
Wed.: Mysore 9-10:45 a.m.; Vinyasa 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Donation Restorative 3:15-4:30 p.m.; Basics 4:45-6 p.m.; Vinyasa 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Thurs.: Level II Iyengar 7:15-8:45 a.m.; Vinyasa 9-10:30 a.m.; Restorative 10:45 a.m.-noon; Vinyasa 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Advanced Viniyoga 5:15-6:45 p.m.; Freestyle Flow 7-8:30 p.m.
Fri.: Primary Series (Level 3 Only) 9-10:45 a.m.; Sutras (No Drop-ins) 11 a.m.-noon; Vinyasa 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Belly Dance 2-3:30 p.m.; Synergy Power Hour 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Sat.: Vinyasa 9:30-11 a.m.
Sun.: Freestyle Flow 10-11:40 a.m.; Vinyasa noon-1:30 p.m.; Synergy (Hot) 4-5:30 p.m.
Holiday Class Notes:
Dec. 8, 10, 22: Synergy is free in observance of the Winter Solstice
Dec. 16: Holiday Restorative 2-5 p.m., $30
Dec. 22: Belly Dance Class and Demo 7 p.m., free
Dec. 25: Christmas Vinyasa, 12:30-2 p.m., free and open to all Merry Christmas! (All other classes canceled.)
Dec. 25-Jan. 5: Synergy Yoga (Hot) will replace 9 a.m. Mysore. Synergy will be Dec. 26, 27, 29, Jan. 1, 2, 3, & 5.
Jan. 1: Synergy (Hot) 9 a.m. Noon class to be announced. Evening classes canceled.
GENERAL INFORMATION: 10 Class Punch Card = $120 (expires at end of fourth month); 1 Week Unlimited = $45; 1 Class = $15; Mats provided/Drop-Ins welcome; Privates available/Studio may be rented; www.TellurideYoga.com/729-1673
Old School House in Ridgway, 1075 Sherman
All ten-class punch cards, $150; Private-lesson punch cards, $600 for ten; Semi-private lessons (3-4 students), $25 per person/hour; Duet lessons (2 students), $35 per person/hour. Call 728-4303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telluride Pilates Center
307 E. Colorado Ave., 728-5003
Mon.: Intermediate/Advanced Reformer, 8:30 a.m.; Intermediate Reformer, 9:30 a.m.; Telluride Teachers Mat, 5 p.m.; Pilates Ski Prep Mat, 6 p.m.
Tues.: Intermediate Reformer, 9:30 a.m.*; Pilates Total Body Sculpting Mat, 1:30 p.m.; Essential Reformer, 5 p.m.
Wed.: Intermediate/Advanced Reformer, 8:30 a.m.*; Intermediate Reformer, 9:30 a.m.; Telluride Teachers Mat, 5 p.m.; Essential Mat, 6 p.m.
Thurs.: Intermediate Reformer, 8:30 a.m.*; Pilates Total Body Sculpting Mat, 12:30 p.m.
Fri.: Intermediate/Advanced Reformer, 8:30 a.m.; Intermediate Reformer, 9:30 a.m.; Open Studio, 4:30 p.m.
Sat.: Pilates Ski Prep Mat, 10 a.m.*
*Privates and semi-privates available daily by appointment.
Off-season Specials: All you can do mat classes and 20 percent off mat class packages (see ad for details)
Connecting Point School of Massage
All programs and courses are approved and licensed by the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools, Dept. of Higher Education.
At Various Locations:
Panic and Anxiety Program This program offered by Panic Relief, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization, is geared to help anyone suffering from panic, anxiety and agoraphobia cope with these disorders. Learn to control panic attacks and anticipatory anxiety, and how attitudes and current thoughts affect panic and anxiety. Programs are held in Telluride on Mondays, noon-1 p.m., and Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Judy Schiffman, director, at 732/940-9658 fore more info.
Telluride Women's Healthcare McLean Cherry RNC WHNP FNP, offering annual physicals, fertility awareness, hormone balance, wellness products for women. Call 729-1574 for info and appointments.
Aiki-ken and Aiki-jo Tues., 7 p.m., Yoga Center. Call Sensei Rick Thompson at 708-0225 for more info.
Group/Private Reiki I, II and III Workshops Call Patricia at 708-2504 for info.
Student Massage Clinic $25/per hour massages at the Connecting Point School of Massage. Call 728-6424.
Tai Chi Classes With John Schofield, Wed., 6-7:30 p.m., ongoing; start any time. Classes held at 2738 Robins Way, in Meadowlark Court. Please call 729-1115 to register.
Belly Dance Classes at the Telluride Yoga Center upstairs in the Nugget Building, Fridays, 2-3:30 pm. For additional info call Marsha 596-9992.
Golden Door Spa at the Peaks Call 728-2590 for an updated schedule of classes.
Jin Shin Jyutsu Study Group Tues., 5:30-7 p.m.; Ah Haa School, free and open to all, donations appreciated; 728-3886.
Pilates at the Telluride Dance Academy Mon., Wed., 8 a.m. Private lessons available. Call Kalli at 728-1750.
Childbirth Classes Sponsored by San Miguel County Nursing, with Kendall Cieciuch (Chet-chu), RN, ICCE. Call 728-5255.
Telluride Childbirth Classes With Amy Cannon, ICCE; call 708-0115 for info.
Women's Health Clinic At San Miguel County Nursing Clinic, Tues., Wed. and Fri. Call 728-4289 for an appointment.
Mesa Midwives Monthly Clinic Offering individualized care for women, adolescence through menopause, one Saturday/month. Call 970/241-4001 for an appointment or more info.
Shamanic Life Coach Sessions, Limpias, and Soul Healing Reiki, SKHM, Divine Energy and Polarity Sessions. Call Sasala at 970/327-4846 or contact via e-mail at email@example.com.
Horse Massage Call Marie Fouche at 327-4846
FRIDAY, DEC. 8
Immigration Legislation and Employment Law Seminar Learn what your organization needs to do to be in compliance. The free seminar will also cover those areas of employment law that most frequently trip up employers. Get up to speed on everything you need to know. Employment law expert Michael Santo of the Grand Junction law firm Bechtel & Santo, LLC will be speaking. The seminar will be held at the Telluride Library, 9 a.m. to noon, sponsored by ASAP Accounting & Payroll and the Telluride Foundation. For more info email ASAP@businessASAP.com
MONDAY, DEC. 11
San Miguel County Historical Commission Meeting, 5:15 p.m., County Meeting Room #201, Miramonte Bldg. The public is encouraged to attend; call 369-5469 for more info.
Monday Night Avalanche Awareness Forum San Juan Field School Avalanche Education presents Winning the Avalanche Game, 7 p.m. at Rebekah Hall. This evening presentation of unbelievable avalanche movies and interactive discussion will enable participants to learn about how they may enjoy Telluride's amazing backcountry without getting caught in an avalanche, free. For more info visit www.tellurideadventures.com or call 708-7736.
Rotary Club of Telluride Meeting With guests from Samaritan Aviation Mercy, making deliveries of needed goods from local philanthropist Mark Palm and associates to locations overseas. At the Telluride Elks Lodge, corner of Townsend and Pacific. Social time: 6 p.m.; Dinner 6:30 p.m.; Meeting: 7:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 12
Chess Championship Wilkinson Public Library Program Room, 6 p.m. Play for $50 cash prize and the title of Telluride Chess Champion.
Telluride Elementary & Intermediate Schools General Music Winter Choir Concert Michael D. Palm Theatre, 6 p.m. Admission is free; for more info call 728-6615 ext. 959.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13
Telluride R-1 School District Special Board Meeting, mil levy approval, noon, District Conf. Rm.
Telluride Horizon Program Fundraiser: "Changping Gao, First Ascents in China" The show, at the Sheridan Opera House, features slides and storytelling from alpinist Ben Clark, who just returned from an exploratory trip to the high unclimbed peaks of Western China's Sichuan Province. He lives in Telluride and continues to podcast on www.therestofeverest.com. To reach Clark visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 931/801-0896.
T.A.R. General Membership Meeting At the TelSki Members' Clubhouse in the Mountain Village Core, 8:30a.m. All members and affiliates are strongly encouraged to attend. RSVP by Monday, Dec. 11.
THURSDAY, DEC. 14
A Very Victorian Christmas at the Telluride Historical Museum Kids' Tree Trimming, 3-5 p.m.; Holiday Reception, 5-7 p.m. Featuring live holiday music and refreshments. Call 728-3344 or visit www.telluridemuseum.org for additional info.
Telluride Schools Winter Band Concert Featuring the Intermediate, Middle School and High School Bands (grades 5 through 12), Michael D. Palm Theatre, 7 p.m. Admission is free; for more info call 728-4377 ext. 112.
FRIDAY, DEC. 15
Mountain Village Jingle Jam Come to Heritage Plaza for a community celebration, 4-6 p.m. The event features the holiday tree lighting with Santa Claus, gingerbread house displays, a Santa's workshop with kid's activities, warm beverages, treats and toys for children, plus great deals and in-store events at Mountain Village restaurants and shops. Parking in Mountain Village is free after 3 p.m. Call 728-5424 or visit www.townofmountainvillage.com for more info.
Swing Dance for Snow! Give sacrifice to the "snow gods" this ski season by doing the Jitterbug and Jive at the Telluride Choral Society's annual Snow Dance at the Mountain Village Conference Center. This festive holiday event features live music by Swing City Express, free Swing dance lessons, a live and silent auction, gift items, holiday food and libations, and a 50's/Swing costume contest. Dance lessons begin at 7 p.m. Dance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are a bargain at just $20/each and can be purchased at the door or at www.tellurideticket.com.
SATURDAY, DEC. 16, FRIDAY, DEC. 22 & SATURDAY, DEC. 23
Photos With Santa & Holiday Cookie Decorating Party Come enjoy the charm of an old-fashioned Christmas in Mountain Village and have a free photo taken with Santa and his jolly elves atop his favorite antique sleigh. Afterwards, guests personalize their very own holiday cookie. Gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, frosting and a variety of festive sprinkles will be provided at no charge. Telluride Conference Center, noon-3 p.m. Call 728-5424 for more info or visit www.townofmountainvillage.com.
MONDAY, DEC. 18
American Red Cross Standard First Aid and Adult CPR Intensive conducted by First Lead at the Telluride Elementary School (Columbia at Townsend), 5:30-10 p.m. Cost is $35 for just CPR certification, or $65 for First Aid and CPR. To enroll, call Peter Muckerman at 729-0081.
Rotary Club of Telluride Meeting With guest Sandy Wickham speaking about cranberries, nuts and drinks. At the Telluride Elks Lodge, corner of Townsend and Pacific. Social time: 6 p.m.; Dinner 6:30 p.m.; Meeting: 7:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 19
Telluride R-1 School District Meeting, 4 p.m., Middle/High School Music Rm.
FRIDAY, DEC. 29
Telluride Academy Annual Holiday Fundraiser, The Ridge Club, 6:30-10 p.m. $50 per person includes cocktails, gourmet hors d'oeuvres. RSVP to 728-5311.
Christmas Tree Permits on Sale Available at National Forest/BLM offices and selected retail outlets in southwestern Colorado. A permit, $8, allows you to cut one tree up to 20 feet tall for personal use. This year's permits expire Dec. 31. Permits come with a brochure that explains regulations and offers helpful tips. National Forest/BLM offices also sell maps and offer free advice on the best areas for tree harvesting, and the best species of tree to cut. Call the San Juan Public Lands Center at 970/247-4874 for up-to-date info on road conditions (National Forest/BLM roads are not snowplowed) or go to www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan/conditions.
Ophir Cemetery Project The Town of Ophir is in the process of rediscovering and rehabilitating the Ophir Cemetery and is seeking the public's help with any information regarding the history of the cemetery or any one of the hundreds of people buried there. If you know any stories about the Ophir Cemetery or of anyone interred there, please contact Rebecca Levy at the Ophir Town Hall, 970/728-4943, email email@example.com, or fax 970/728-2880.
St. Sophia Nature Center Activities Closed for the season. Will re-open in Spring 2007. For more info call Deanna Belch at 728-7339.
Telluride Historical Museum open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free local's day every Thursday with extended hours until 7 p.m.
Meeting Rooms at the Library Visit the Wilkinson Library website and click on "Meeting Rooms" to arrange meetings, programs and events. The calendar provides an up-to-date availability schedule with round the clock access from your home computer, www.telluridelibrary.org.
Restore Our World Daily showings of Bioneers DVDs; Plenary Bioneers DVDs; Democracy Now with Amy Goodman airs twice daily, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; The Now Program on PBS airs Fri., 7 p.m.; 129 W. Colorado, 728-3553.
Eight Ball Pool Tournament Every Thursday; $10 entry fee; double elimination; cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, New Sheridan Bar. Registration, 6:30 p.m. Tournament, 7 p.m. For more info call Paul Tate at 729-0805.
9/11 Commemorative Peacewalk 11th day of every month to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001. Meet at the Courthouse steps in Telluride at noon for the monthly Peacewalk down main street to Town Park. Contact c@thisrepublicCAN.us for more info.
Telluride Visitors Center Open daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m. As one enters Telluride, it is located in the third block, on the right, 630 W. Colorado Ave., 728-3041 x 1, www.visittelluride.com.
Mountain Village Guest Services Center Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Franz Klammer building and both gondola stations. Call 728-5424 for info.
Telluride Liquors wine tasting every Tuesday, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday is also local's day with discounts on wine, beer and liquor, 123 E. Colorado Ave. Call 728-3380 for more info.
Electric GEM 4eCar Raffle Telluride Repertory Theatre is hosting its first ever raffle. Tickets on sale now through March 25, when the winner will be drawn at the closing night intermission of the Rep's presentation of Chicago at the Michael D. Palm Theatre. Raffle tickets are $100 each and tax deductible. Tickets can be purchased at all Rep events, by calling 728-4539 or by going to Telluride locations at: Cosmo, Clark's Market, New Sheridan Bar, Sidestreet Tavern, Telluride Eco Cleaners, Telluride Gallery, and Wizard Entertainment, and in Mountain Village locations at: The Market in Mountain Village, Telluride Mountain Gallery and Tracks. For more info call the Rep 728-4539.
County Historical Commission's Exhibit at Wilkinson Library The San Miguel County Historical Commission invites the community to visit their exhibit in the Telluride Room at the Wilkinson Library. The exhibit will be there until the end of January and includes information and photographs of historic preservation projects in San Miguel County. Featured projects include the County Courthouse, Trout Lake Trestle and Lewis Mill. If you would like more info on the County Historical Commission, contact 369-5469.
Habitat for Humanity Telluride Region is seeking storage space for donated building materials and household items. A conveniently located 10 by 10 foot (or garage-size) weatherproof structure is needed. Please contact HFH at 728-5515 if you can help. All donations are tax deductible.
The San Miguel County Veterans Service Office has Department of Veterans Affairs applications for health benefits (including prescription drug benefits) available by calling 728-4501.
Woman to Woman A facilitated peer support group for and by women. Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., Wilkinson Public Library. Free, childcare can be provided. To sign up, call 728-5660.
Second Chance Humane Society Offering a spay/neuter financial aid program for pet owners. Call 626-CARE (2273) or visit secondchancehumanesociety.org.
Mountain Sprouts Pre-School Accepting applications for 3, 4 or 5 year olds for full or half day programs two, three or five days per week. Call 728-8004 and leave a message.
Telluride Food Coop Call 728-8740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for more info.
Applications for Rental Use of the Palm Theatre Available from the School District Business Office at 725 W. Colorado Ave., PO Box 187, Telluride, CO 81435, or on the District website: www.tellurideschool.org/theater.htm. For more info call Mona de Alva at 970/369-1205 or Kurt Shugars at 369-1218.
Tellurideticket.com Tickets available to local festivals, events, performances, and other recreational activities online via www.tellurideticket.com, fax orders to 728-6475, in person at the Visitor Information Center, 630 W. Colorado Ave., or by phone at 728-3041 or 800/525-3455 ext. 3. VIC hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.
The Cordial Concierge Tourist Help Desk located at 615 W. Pacific Ave. (next to Pacific St Pizza), call 728-0725 for more info.
Telluride Air Desk Get the best air rates available to Telluride; call 877/284-7549.
Telluride/Montrose Air Service For info about the Airline Guarantee Program and where air service stands today in terms of flights into Montrose and Telluride, call 728-7465 or email email@example.com.
SATURDAY, DEC. 16
The Nutcracker Holiday Performance Presented by the Telluride Dance Academy at the Michael D. Palm Theatre. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a silent auction, followed by the performance at 7 p.m., with a full roster of the Dance Academy's celebrated talent. The evening will be capped off by special guests featuring a variety of music and dance, all in celebration of the Dance Academy and the holiday season. Tickets are available in advance at the Telluride Dance Academy and Wizard Video, $20 for adults, $10 for children 17 and under, lap children are free. Tickets available at the door the day of the performance only. For more info call 728-9065.
Latino Dance Lessons Mondays and Thursdays at St. Patrick's Church, 6-7 p.m. Come in your favorite casual clothes to meet people, make friends and have fun. All levels welcome.
Luigi Jazz Workout and NYC Ballet Workout Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m.; Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Telluride Dance Academy. For more info call Cindy at 728-1376.
Social Dance Classes with Debbie Reynolds Held at the Local Walls Art Gallery, 217 W. Colorado (formerly the Deli Downstairs). For more info or to register, call 369-4475 (Gallerie Framing).
Telluride Dance Academy For more info, visit www.TellurideDanceAcademy.org or call 728-9065.
Social Dance Below the American National Bank, 7-9:30 p.m. (Salsa lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m.), second Saturday of each month. Cost is $5. For more info, call 728-9065. Sponsored by the Telluride Dance Academy.
Belly Dance Wednesdays, 8-9:30 p.m., Deva Yoga Studio, upstairs in Nugget Bldg. (205 W. Colorado Ave.), $15 drop in rate. For more info call 596-9992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Centers of the San Miguel Visit www.ucsanmiguel.edu or call 369-5255 for course schedule.
GED Classes (High School Equivalency Certification), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. at the Wright's Mesa Center in Norwood. Call Chris Bowles 729-1842 (cell) or 327-0555 x 6#.
Adult English as a Second Language Classes Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Telluride High School, 6-8 p.m. Questions? Call Sandy at 728-4377 x 138.
ESL Adultos/Clases de Ingles Martes y Jueves en la High School de Telluride, 6 a 8 p.m. Preguntas? Favor de llamar a Sandy al 728-4377 x 138.
Telluride Education Foundation Meetings are the first Thursday of every month at 8:15 a.m. in the TMHS Conference Room. Call Jill at 708-5037 for more info.
Connecting Point School of Massage Offering certified massage and aesthetics courses. Massage Classes: Mon. and Wed., ongoing, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 728-6424 or visit www.telluridemassageschool.com for more info. See "Body" for specific classes and events.
FRIDAY, DEC. 8
Telluride Housing Authority Subcommittee, 10 a.m., Rebekah Hall Conf. Rm.
TUESDAY, DEC. 12
Mountain Village Town Council Meeting, 4 p.m., Town Hall, 455 Mountain Village Blvd, Ste A.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13
Mountain Village Owners Association Board Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Town Hall, 455 Mountain Village Blvd, Ste A.
HARC, 6 p.m., Rebekah Hall Main Rm.
San Miguel County Planning Commission, 10 a.m., Second Floor Mtg. Rm., Miramonte Bldg.
THURSDAY, DEC. 14
Mountain Village Metro District Board Meeting, time TBA, Town Hall, 455 Mountain Village Blvd, Ste A.
Telluride Planning and Zoning, 6 p.m., Rebekah Hall Main Rm.
FRIDAY, DEC. 15
Special Mountain Village Town Council Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Telluride Adaptive Ski Program and Lot 73-76 PUD, Town Hall, 455 Mountain Village Blvd., Ste. A.
Town of Telluride Website www.telluride-co.gov.
Town of Mountain Village Website www.mountain-village.co.us
Holiday Hours The offices of the Town of Mountain Village, Mountain Village Metropolitan District and Mountain Village Owners Association will be closed Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, and New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 1.
School Lunch Menu:
Fri.: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies, Milk
Mon.: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad, Milk
Tues.: Chicken Pattie Sandwich, Tots, Fruit, Milk
Wed.: Pizza, Salad, Milk
Thurs.: Taco Salad, Rice, Beans, Milk
Fri.: Cheeseburgers, French Fries, Fruit, Milk
Youth Stick Handling 12/16: 3:30-4:45 p.m. Helmets required. Free.
After School Gym Games For boys and girls in grades 2-5; Mon., Wed. and Fri. at the Elementary School Gym, through Dec. 20. Activities include dodge ball, capture the flag, kickball, etc. Grades 2-3 meet 3-4 p.m.; Grades 4-5 meet 4:05-5:05 p.m. $25 payable to the Town of Telluride. Registration will be first come first served.
Toddler Program at the Telluride Montessori School Call 728-3324.
Saturday Night Teen Activities Youth Link open from 5-9 p.m. for middle school students; Ski and Snowboard Clubhouse open from 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. for high school students.
Youth Link Offers an air hockey table, X-BOX station and big screen TV for youth ages 11-17 located at 233 E. Pacific Ave. Contact Rob Petrie at 728-0140.
One to One San Miguel Mentoring Program Four different programs, with various time commitments for children who need a mentor. Call Karine at 728-0885 for more info.
Telluride Karate Studio All ages and skill levels, 307 E. Colorado Ave., 369-1115.
Ah Haa School for the Arts Kids' Classes See "Art" or visit www.ahhaa.org.
At the Nugget Movie Theater, 207 West Colorado Ave.:
Movie Time Phone: 728-3030. Business Office Phone: 728-3058. Website: www.nuggettheatre.com
Casino Royale (144 min., PG-13) Fri., Sat., 5:45 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., Mon., 7 p.m.; Thurs., 5:45 p.m.
Flushed Away (90 min., PG) FREE! Nugget Nights! Tues., Wed., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 14
The Science of Sleep (106 min., R) Thurs., 8:30 p.m. Telluride Film Festival Presents Michel Gondry's beguiling and eccentric new film. Film critic A.O Scott writes in The New York Times: "The Science of Sleep, for all its blithe disregard for the laws of physics, film grammar and narrative coherence, strikes me as perfectly realistic, as authentic a slice of life as I've encountered on screen in quite some time." In English, French and Spanish with English subtitles. Tickets are $8 (No Nugget Passes, please).
See "Beat Sheet" for more music
FRIDAY, DEC. 8
EOTO End of Time Observatory featuring Michael Travis and Jason Hann of String Cheese Incident, live at Fly Me to the Moon Saloon
SATURDAY, DEC. 9
Latino Night with DJ Sergio at Fly Me to the Moon Saloon
THURSDAY, DEC. 14
Holidaze in Hicksville: Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, plus special guests, live at the Sheridan Opera House, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) $25 general admission seating. Tickets available at Sheridan Opera House Box Office (Mon-Fri/10-3 p.m.), Wizard Entertainment, and www.tellurideticket.com. Call 728-6363.
DJ Jahson and the Solar Sound System Fly Me to the Moon Saloon; all shows 10 p.m.
SATURDAY, DEC. 16
The Rock and Roll Academy Winter Tour 2006 Two shows at the Sheridan Opera House, 3 p.m. matinee for 18 and under ($10) and 8 p.m. all ages show ($20 adults/$12 students). Tickets are available at Wizard Entertainment, Between the Covers Bookstore and www.tellurideticket.com. For more info call 728-1186.
THURSDAY, DEC. 21
DJ Jahson and the Solar Sound System Fly Me to the Moon Saloon; all shows 10 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27
DJ Jahson and the Solar Sound System Fly Me to the Moon Saloon; all shows 10 p.m.
Steven Mayer (classical/jazz piano) Sheridan Opera House, show 8 p.m., doors 7:30 p.m.; tickets $25 general admission (seated). For more info call 728-6363 or visit www.sheridanoperahouse.com.
THURSDAY, DEC. 28
The Kingston Trio (folk) Sheridan Opera House, show 8 p.m.; tickets $50 reserved seating, available at the Sheridan Opera House Box Office and www.tellurideticket.com. For more info call 728-6363, visit www.sheridanoperahouse.com or www.kingstontrio.com.
FRIDAY, DEC. 29
Rockie Lynne (country/rock) Sheridan Opera House, show 8 p.m.; tickets $40 general admission (seats-out), $75 patron tables available. Tickets available at the Sheridan Opera House Box Office, Wizard Entertainment and www.tellurideticket.com. For more info call 728-6363, visit www.sheridanoperahouse.com or visit www.rockielynne.com.
SUNDAY, DEC. 31
The Sheridan Arts Foundation New Year's Eve Gala and Concert Featuring Three Dog Night Show time 10:30 p.m.; doors 9:30 p.m.; tickets $125/$250/$500, available at the Sheridan Opera House Box Office, Wizard Entertainment and www.tellurideticket.com. For more info call 728-6363, visit www.sheridanoperahouse.com or www.threedognight.com.
SATURDAY, DEC. 9 AND SUNDAY, DEC. 10
Telluride Choral Society's WinterSing: A Day for Dancing TCS will dance the audience through music old and new with selections from Gardner and Lloyd Pfautsch and many others, including "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" from the Nutcracker. A WinterSing concert will be held locally on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Michael D. Palm Theatre, 7 p.m. Saturday's performance is produced especially for families and includes a cameo appearance by members of Men Without Rhythm. Tickets are $15/adults, $8/kids 12 and under. A third and final performance will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 10 at the 4H Event Center in Ridgway at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15/adults, students get in free. Tickets for all three performances are available at www.tellurideticket.com or at the door. Call TCS for more info at 728-3411.
Shamanism and Alchemy Classes; Reiki, SKHM and Divine Energy Classes, Shamanic Life Coach Sessions. Call Sasala at 970/327-4846 or email email@example.com.
Joi is Offering Satsang (meditation and discussion) every other Wednesday at the Telluride Christ Church (downstairs), 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call 626-3595 for more info.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church Services: Saturday, 6 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday, 9 a.m. & 5 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 8:15 a.m. For more info, call Deacon Mike at 728-3387.
Telluride Peace Wheel Meditations Create Peace Wheels of light in the Telluride Valley and beyond to generate vibrational fields of love and peace. Wednesday evenings, 5 p.m. meditation, 7 p.m. potluck and conversation, 8 p.m. meditation. Corner of Galena and Redcliffe. Call Michael at 728-6540 or Bob at 728-5517 for details.
Alpine Chapel Services Sundays, Nugget Theater, 10 a.m., with nursery and children's church; Coffee Shop service, 5 p.m., Steaming Bean. Call 728-3504 or visit www.telluride.com/alpinechapel for more info.
Christian Fellowship Worship Service With Pastor Chuck Parry, Sun., 10:15 a.m., followed by a meal; Open Bible study group, Thurs., 7 p.m., 100 E. Columbia, 728-4864.
Christ Presbyterian Church Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; choir practice, 8:30 a.m.; 434 W. Colorado Ave., 728-4536, www.telluridechristchurch.com.
4 Winds Maitreya Consultation, guidance and drum circle, 728-9729.
Telluride Jewish Community For more info visit www.telluridejewishcommunity.com.
Worship Arts Class Christian Dance Ministry based movement prayer with Tashahara, monthly meeting at Telluride Dance Academy, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 728-8093 for more info.
Moms In Touch Prayer Meeting Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, 8:15-9 a.m. at Alpine Ministry Center, second floor above Shirtworks on Colorado Ave. All women invited to join us in prayer for our schools. Questions? Call Heather at 369-4985.
(See KIDS for Kids' Sports)
Public Skating at the Hanley Rink 12/8: 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m., 6-7 p.m.; 12/9: 8-9:15 a.m.; 12/10: 5:15-6 p.m.; 12/11: 8 a.m.-noon, 1:30-3:15 p.m.; 12/12: 8 a.m.-noon, 1:30-3 p.m.; 12/13: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; 12/14: 8 a.m.-noon, 1:30-3 p.m.; 12/15: 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m.; 12/16: 8-9:15 a.m.; 12/17: 5:15-6 p.m. Free.
Adult Stick Handling 12/9: 6:30-7:45 p.m.; 12/11: noon-1:30 p.m.; 12/12: noon-1:30 p.m.; 12/14: noon-1:30 p.m. Helmets required. Free.
The Nordic Center is open. Located in the Unruh House in Town Park. Ski and skate rentals, skate sharpening, lessons and more.
The Outdoor Ice Rink in Town Park is open for public skating, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Drop-In Broomball at the Hanley Rink 12/10: 6-7:30 p.m.; 12/13: 7-8:30 p.m.; 12/17: 6-7:30 p.m. Helmets required. Free.
Adult Traveling Hockey The season ends on Sunday, March 18. Practices and home games take place at the Hanley Rink in Town Park.
Adult Coed Hockey This five-team, no-check, recreational league has games Dec. 8, 15; Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 9, 23; March 9, 7:15-10 p.m. Tournament Schedule TBA.
Adult Open Gym Basketball Monday and Wednesday evenings through Wednesday, April 4, 7:15-9:30 p.m. at the High School gym. Free admission, court shoes required.
Adult Open Gym Volleyball Competitive open gym volleyball occurs on Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45 p.m. at the High School gym. Recreational open gym volleyball occurs on Thursdays, 7:45-9:45 p.m. at the High School gym. Free admission, court shoes required. No volleyball Dec. 14 due to high school basketball games.
Adult Coed Drop-In Ice Hockey For ages 19 and up only. Drop in sessions will be 8:45-10 p.m. every other Friday starting Dec. 8; $6 per player (pay at the rink). Goalies with equipment are free.
Telluride Climbing Wall Tues.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m.; $5 per visit, students are free; Located at the Telluride Middle/High School. For schedule updates call 728-4377 x 153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Shoes and chalk bags are needed for the wall program.
P.M. Running Club Meets Wednesdays at noon in front of the San Miguel County Courthouse for a run.
Norwood Open Riding Tues., Thurs. and Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Norwood Fairgrounds. Call 327-4321 for more info.
San Miguel Resource Center For women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, incest, molestation as a child, stalking or child abuse. In Telluride call 728-5660; Norwood, 327-0566; Nucla/Naturita, 865-2273, for more info.
Women's Cancer Support Group in Telluride, 2nd Monday of every month, 4 p.m., Wilkinson Library upstairs meeting room. Just show up or call Nancy DeCastro for info at 728-4547.
Montrose Breast Cancer Support Group Wed. at noon, Montrose Memorial Hospital Care Center. Call 728-4104 for info.
Norwood Cancer Support Group For info call Marvene Reagan, 327-4873, or Ann Swift, 729-2143.
Planned Parenthood Durango, 970/259-4205.
Pregnancy Resource Center Delta, 970/874-5733.
Call the 24-Hour Hotline at 728-7270 for more information.
Telluride: Alcoholics Anonymous
All meetings at Christ Presbyterian Church, 434 W.
Mondays 5:30 p.m. AA Open
Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. AA Closed
Thursdays 5:30 p.m. AA Open Big Book
Fridays 7 a.m. AA Open
Fridays 5:30 p.m. AA Open Speaker
Saturdays 10 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. AA Open
Sundays 6:30 p.m. AA Open
Telluride: Narcotics Anonymous
All meetings at Christ Presbyterian Church, 434 W. Columbia Ave.
Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. NA Open
Saturdays 5:30 p.m. NA Open
Mondays 5:30 p.m., Christ Presbyterian Church, 434 W. Columbia Ave.
Norwood Alcoholics Anonymous Tues., 4:30 p.m., open; Thurs., 6 p.m., closed; Sun., 6 p.m., open. Uncompahgre Medical Clinic, 1350 Aspen St.
Nucla Meetings Wed., 8 p.m., basement of pastor's house, next-door to Union Congregational Church. Call Roberta at 970/864-7124 for more info.
Ridgway Alanon Meetings Wed., 5:30 p.m., Church of Christ on 116 S. Mary (off Hwy 62) in Ridgway. Call Jan at 626-5904 for more info.
Nucla Alanon Meetings Mon., 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Call Roberta at 970/864-7124 for more info.
TCTV Public Access Channel 12
Programs are repeated the next morning at 9 a.m. when TCTV is not airing local programming; Free Speech TV (including Democracy Now with Amy Goodman) will be broadcast on Channel 12.
Fri., 12/8-Sun., 12/10: SAFYPT presents Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, 7 p.m. & 9 a.m.
Mon., 12/11: Mountainfilm 2006 presents The League of Conservation Photographers, 7 p.m.
Tues., 12/12: The Rep presents Shakespeare's "The Tempest" 7 p.m.
Wed., 12/13: Out Loud Lecture Series presents Dr. Lewis Branscomb, 7 p.m.
Thurs., 12/14: Telluride Blues & Brews Sampler #5, 7 p.m.
Fri., 12/15-Sun., 12/17: The Rep ACTions Tour 2006 presents "Lost & Found" clown show, 7 p.m. & 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 8 SUNDAY, DEC. 10
The Sheridan Arts Foundation's Young People's Theater Presents Robin Hood Show times: Fri. (6 p.m.), Sat. (1 p.m.), Sun. (6 p.m.). Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets: $12 adults/$10 children 12 and under, lap children are free. Tickets are available at the Sheridan Opera House Box Office and www.tellurideticket.com. For more info call 728-6363 or visit www.sheridanoperahouse.com.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20 SATURDAY, DEC. 23
Seasons Greeting, a Night of the Most Awesome One Act Plays Ever Live theater presented by the Sheridan Arts Foundation and Jeb Berrier. Come for a night of ten short plays, mostly not about Christmas, by John Guare, John Patrick Shanley, Howard Korder, Steve Martin, David Ives and Jeff Goode, plus a return of the Telluride Dogs and a visit from the dancing Elfettes, puttin' the ho back in ho ho ho! Starring, Buff Hooper, Paul Jones, Jesse James Martin, Dahlia Mertens, Lisa Schumaier, Tom Shane, Bubba Lee Schill, Ben Williams, Sasha Cucieneillo, Ashley Boling, Leo Macnamara and Jeb Berrier, just to name a few. Showtime: 8 p.m. nightly; Tickets: $15 general admission seated performances, available at the Sheridan Opera House Box Office, Wizard Entertainment and www.tellurideticket.com. For more info call 728-6363 or visit www.sheridanoperahouse.com.
Auditions for the Telluride Rep's Production of Chicago The Telluride Repertory Theatre will be holding auditions for Chicago the weekend of January 20. Eighteen men and women who can dance, sing and act are needed for this hit musical which will be produced by the Rep at the Michael D. Palm Theatre March 15-25. Shawn Rozsa of New York will direct this blockbuster musical. Performers will be asked to sing 16 bars from their own selection of music (accompanist provided), present a short (1-2 minute) contemporary monologue, dance to steps given by our professional choreographer and read from the script. Scripts can be found and reviewed at the resource desk of the Telluride Wilkinson Library. For more info call 728-4539.
New Winter Signage The Town of Telluride Public Works Dept. has new yellow signs to indicate when Colorado Ave. will be plowed. Look for the yellow signs and don't get towed!
Main Gondola (Telluride to Mountain Village) Open 7 a.m.-midnight.
Parking Gondola in Mountain Village Open 7 a.m.-midnight.
The Galloping Goose Monday-Friday every 10 min., 7-9 a.m., every 20 min. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday every 20 min. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Schedules are available at 728-5700.
Mountain Village Parking Smart Cards Available at the Blue Mesa Building, 113 Lost Creek Lane, Mon.-Fri., in $10 and $20 increments up to $500. Associated discounts apply.
Ridg-Tell-Way Shuttle Mon.-Fri. $3.50/each way, $5/round trip. Departs Ridgway to Telluride 6:45 a.m.; Departs Telluride to Ridgway 5:10 p.m.
Mountain Village Dial-a-Ride 7 a.m.-12:15 a.m.; call 728-8888 to schedule a pick up.
Telluride Historical Museum seeks volunteers, call 728-3344 x. 4 or email email@example.com for more info.
One to One San Miguel Mentoring Program is looking for volunteers to mentor the youth in the Telluride region. Call Brittany Miller at 728-0885 with any questions.
The San Miguel Resource Center seeks good listeners and compassionate individuals to serve as volunteer crisis line advocates. For info, call 728-5842 x 3#.
Wilkinson Public Library Local guest storytellers, bilingual storytellers, volunteer dogs (patient ones only) with owners for the "Read to a Dog" program and extra bodies are needed. Call 728-4519 or visit www.telluridelibrary.org for more info.
KOTO Fundraising events and more; call Janice at 728-8100 to volunteer.
The Nature Conservancy Always in need of volunteers, call 728-5291 and earn a Greenbuck.
Shabbat Potluck Hosts Needed For Telluride Jewish Community dinners. Call 728-5453 or 728-5970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Ah Haa School for the Arts Many volunteer opportunities available, some for work-study credit. See "Art" or call 728-3886.
Need Community Service Hours? Call the San Miguel Regional Housing Authority office at Shandoka at 728-3035 x 5.
FRIDAY, DEC. 15 SATURDAY, DEC. 16
Author Agent Conference Learn how best to market your ideas in the publishing world from established professionals in the business. Then, pitch them your ideas. Wilkinson Public Library, Friday, 5 p.m. Program Room, meet the agents; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., pitch your stories, screenplays, etc.
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