COMMUNITY FRIDAY, JULY 16 Dine With Your Dog: A gathering of kindred spirits in celebration of the bond between human and companion animal. Please join us for a howling good time including cocktails, dinner for you and your pooch, and silent auction. Don’t forget to help your dog prepare for the Bow Wow Talent and Fashion Show. Doggie couture may be found at our Second Chance Thrift Shop in Ridgway. This unique soiree takes place at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 and available at the Telluride Veterinary Clinic and Mountain Tails. Please call 626-CARE ext. 2 for more info. SATURDAY, JULY 17 Educational Walk with John Sir Jesse, Elks Park, 10 a.m. MONDAY, JULY 19 Rotary Features Howard Krause, Telluride Express, Son of Holocaust Survivors. Rotary. Drinks, 6 p.m.; Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Speaker, 7:30 p.m. Call 728-6949 for info. TUESDAY, JULY 20 Greenbucks cleanup at the confluence of the South Fork/mainstem of the San Miguel River, 3 p.m. Meet at the bridge between Telluride Gravel and Two Rivers Subdivision. Please bring good shoes, gloves, water. For more information call Leigh at 728-3204. FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER The Telluride Farmer’s Market, 12-4 p.m. Runs through mid-October, weather permitting, at a new location on South Oak Street, from Elks Park to the Gondola Plaza. Regionally produced vegetables, meats, eggs, crafts and more. For more information, call 728-8701 Upcoming: MONDAY, JULY 26 Rotary Features Leary O’Gorman, Executive Director, Telluride and Mountain Village Convention and Visitors Bureau, Rotary. Drinks, 6 p.m.; Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Speaker, 7:30 p.m. Call 728-6949 for info. THURSDAY, JULY 22 Nature Conservancy Rocks, Twigs, and Rapids: Come and check out the geology of the San Juans and the processes that shaped this area as well as learn about the dominant tree species that characterize the South Fork Preserve, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Earn a Greenbuck! Call Liz Hatzenbuehler at 728-5291 with questions or to sign up. THURSDAY, JULY 29 Nature Conservancy Beavers, Birds, and Bears: Come explore the South Fork Preserve and learn about the animals that live there. We will walk up to a beaver lodge, and learn what makes this riverside preserve unique! 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Earn a Greenbuck! Call Liz Hatzenbuehler at 728-5291 with questions or to sign up. SATURDAY, JULY 31 Fourth Annual Telluride Rotary 4x4 Jeeping, BYO Picnic Lunch and $25 Barbecue Dinner. Meet at Clark’s Market parking lot at 7 a.m. for Black Bear/Poughkeepsie, or at 8 a.m. for Governors Basin/Imogene. Both trips are all-day excursions. Please indicate on signup sheet whether you need a ride or have room in your rig for riders. Social Hour in Town Park: 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m. Call Brad and Rhoda Green at 728-5935 to sign up. MONDAY, AUG. 9 Rotary Features Ann Harris, District 5470 Governor. Drinks, 6 p.m.; Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Speaker, 7:30 p.m. Call 728-6949 for info. MONDAY, AUG. 16 Rotary Features James Morgese, general manager and president, Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting System. Drinks, 6 p.m.; Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Speaker, 7:30 p.m. Call 728-6949 for info. SATURDAY, AUG. 14-SUNDAY, AUG. 15 Adaptive Downhill Mountain Biking and Hand-Cycling Clinic, with the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program, a non-profit dedicated to providing recreational programs for people with disabilities. Clinics are open to people with disabilities as well as able-bodied folks. There will also be a technical riding & bike maintenance workshop. Please call 728-7537 to register, volunteer or to receive more information. Announcements: The Telluride School District is now accepting applications for rental use of the Telluride Performing Arts Theater for the 2004-2005 school year. Applications are available from the District Business Office at 725 West Colorado Avenue, Post Office Box 187, Telluride, Colorado 81435 or on the District website at http://www.tellurideschool.org/theater.htm. For more information call Mona de Alva at 970-369-1205 or Kurt Shugars at 970-369-1218. Deadline for priority scheduling is July 30, 2004. Herb Walks, Wednesdays now through September, Elks Park, 9 a.m. Call 728-0639 for info. Greenbucks Are Better Than Dollars! Greenbucks, the wildly popular Telluride Institute volunteer cleanup program, is making new partners to create a broader range of incentives for its volunteers. Greenbucks can be redeemed for tickets to just about every festival in town. For example: One Greenbuck gets you one ticket to the KOTO Yankee Doodle Doo-Dah, with Steel Pulse, July 30, or three passes to Telluride Mushroom Festival Workshops. Tickets are limited; you must redeem your ticket ahead of the event. You cannot show up at event with a Greenbuck; you must have the ticket in advance. Tickets are available at Telluride Music and will be release at least a week prior to each event. Check their website for exact dates and ticket availability times. Please call 729-0802 for more information, or visit the Greenbucks website at www.tellurideinstitute.com. Earn a Greenbuck Saturdays: Meet at Elks Park, at 10 a.m. Wear good close-toed shoes and long pants and bring gloves if you have them. Thanks for your help preserving and caring for our watershed. San Miguel County Wildfire Safety Program: Wildfire safety specialists will survey households throughout the county, using a standard survey questionnaire, to improve wildfire mitigation through homeowner education and collect data to help fire-fighting agencies respond quickly and efficiently. Participating households will receive a list of things to be done to prevent the spread of wildfire on their property. Visit sanmiguelcounty.org/fireinfo.htm for more information. Attention Liquor License Holders: As the summer festival season grows near and the school year ends, liquor license holders are encouraged to be ever diligent when checking ID for proof of age for alcohol purchases. It takes a continuous and concerted effort to protect the children of our community, and parents and liquor license holders share in that responsibility when it comes to the distribution of alcoholic beverages. Restore Our World, at 129 W. Colorado Ave., hosts discussion groups Fridays, 7-9 p.m.; Sundays, 6-8 p.m.; and Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Open weekdays 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tellurideticket.com: Tickets available to local festivals, events, performances and other recreational activities – online via www.tellurideticket.com or fax orders to (866) 366-2329 or in person at the Visitor Information Center – 630 W. Colorado Ave., or by phone at 728-3041 or (800) 525-3455 option 3. VIC hours are 9 a.m.-6 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 information about the Airline Guarantee Program, including the progress being made in raising money and where air service stands today in terms of flights into Montrose and Telluride. Call 877-284-7549 or email email@example.com. Telluride Women’s Network: All women welcome for social (parties, networking), educational (book clubs, speakers and community service) and outdoor activities (hiking, ski days). This is a great way to meet locals and second homeowners. Call Shari Flatt at 728-3631. Annual dues: $35/year. San Miguel County Workforce Center: Persons who are seeking work may register for local and state jobs. Job training services are available for eligible persons wanting to get new job skills. Employers can submit information and job orders about openings they may have for qualified individuals. The office is located at 100 W. Colorado Ave., suite 213 and is open Tues. & Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 728-5585 or 249-7783 for more info. Help for Renters Buying Their First Home: You can listen to a free recorded message and request a free report filled with tips on buying your first home with zero down payment by calling 800/600-1912 ext. 3509.