Stuff to do: Nov. 19 - Dec. 3, 2020

Stuff to do: Nov. 19 - Dec. 3, 2020

Thursday19

“Mentor Durango,” a free virtual event featuring stories from locals and professional athletes on how mentors have played a role in their lives, 4 p.m. Sponsored by Big Brother Big Sisters Southwest Colorado. Register at: bbig.org/men tor-durango

Durango Zoom Green Drinks, 5 p.m., featuring Durango Trails and the Sherpa Institute. For link, visit Duranog Green Drinks on FB.
 
Animas High School Online Information Session for Prospective Families, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Google Meet at meet.google.com/hvd-opvy-cua
 
“Keep a Light in Your Window,” a documentary on Denver philanthropist “Daddy” Bruce Randolph, 8 p.m., Rocky Mountain PBS. www.rmpbs.org.
 
“Making Democracy Work in the 21st Century,” a Zoom event with FLC Assistant Professor of Political Science Paul DeBell, 7 p.m. part of the Lifelong Learning Lecture Series. https://tinyurl.com/y57vl6s6

Friday20

Winter Solstice Artisans Market thru Dec. 23, noon-6 p.m. Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. COVID safety protocols will be followed.
 
3rd Ave Arts presents a virtual concert with Angela Winter, horn, and Lancer Hardy, bass, 7 p.m., featuring works from the baroque, classical and romantic periods as well as modern Latin composers. Link available for a week at https://tinyurl.com/y39sd53r
 

Saturday21

Food Drive for Manna, 8 a.m.- 12 noon, DHS Parking Lot. Sponsored by DHS DECA (entrepreneurship and business club) and part of a statewide initiative to collect 10,000 pounds of food. Volunteers will wear gloves and masks and take the food from people’s cars.

Artisan’s Online Holiday Gift Show and Sale, today thru Nov. 30, www.32auctions.com/dgoartisans.
Purgatory’s scheduled opening day. www.purgatoryresort.com
 
Thanksgiving Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., TBK parking lot. Masks required and social distancing observed. 
 
Holiday Donation and Food Drive for Manna, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Nature’s Oasis. Sponsored by Four Corners Broadcasting & Natures Oasis.

Sunday22

Love Your Freckles Day


Monday23

Meditation and Dharma Talk, 5:30-7 p.m. online at www.durangodharmacenter.org/


Tuesday24

7 Rivers Farmers Market, indoor winter farmers market, Tuesdays, 12-3 p.m. featuring local farmers, food vendors and artisans, La Plata County Fairgrounds. Masks and social distancing required.


Wednesday25

Free circuit workout, every Wednesday, 6 p.m. lead by physical therapist Andre Botha. Masks required. Ohana Physical Therapy, 130 Rock Point Drive, Unit C in the Tech Center. RSVP at: 970-247-7895.


Thursday26

Zoomsgiving

Manna Soup Kitchen Thanksgiving Grab-and-Go meal, pick up as many as you need, 10 a.m.-12 noon, at 1100 Avenida del Sol.
 
“The Nutcracker,” performed by Colorado Ballet, premiere on Rocky Mountain PBS, 7 p.m. Also airs Nov. 27, 3 p.m.; Dec. 18, 9 p.m.; Dec. 19, 1 a.m.; Dec. 24, 7 p.m.; and Dec. 25, at midnight.

Friday27

Black Friday – buy local! 
“Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them,” presented by FLC Theatre, online premiere, 7 p.m. Additional air dates: Nov. 28-29, Dec. 3-5, view any time from 12 noon-11:59 p.m. No charge but donations welcome. To view, go to: fortlewis.edu/theatre. 

Saturday28

Holiday Donation and Food Drive for Manna, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Native Roots, 1270 Escalante Drive. Sponsored by Four Corners Broadcasting & Native Roots.

Sunday29

National Lemon Cream Pie Day


Monday30

Middle-High School Mondays, creative, nonjudgmental, art fun for grades 6th – 12th, Mondays, 4-5 p.m., distanced groups of 10 max. Each week students discover a new art medium, skill or artist. Reserve your spot: deena@durangoarts.org. Scholarships available.

Meditation and Dharma Talk, 5:30-7 p.m. online at www.durangodharmacenter.org/

Tuesday01

Rotary Club of Durango Zoom meeting with Habitat for Humanity’s Rachel Taylor-Saghie, 6 p.m. For link, email: mtnman16@gmail.com.


Wednesday02

Tiny Homes, a free and interactive virtual presentation, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., presented by Bob Lieb, developer of Escalante Village, and Region 9. Get registration link at laura@scan.org or steph@scan.org. To register directly, go to https://tinyurl.com/yxl948qk.

Online Ukulele Jam, 6:30-8 p.m., email denise@rockymountainukefest.com  
 
“Cohousing: Finding Community in the Modern World,” a Zoom event with co-founder of Heartwood Cohousing Mac Thomson, 7 p.m. part of the Lifelong Learning Lecture Series. https://tinyurl.com/y57vl6s6
 
“House Fires: Risks and Causes,” free community education class, 5-7 p.m., Durango Rec Center. Presented by Durango Fire Protection District and Durango Parks and Recreation. Classes limited to 20; masks required. Registration: tosh.black@durangofireorg or 970-382-6014.

Ongoing

Virtual screening of “Trust Me,” a documentary that explores how lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems, thru Dec. 31. Fund-raiser for Mountain Middle School. Buy tickets at https://tinyurl.com/yydwoxjv 

Episode 3 of the “Actor’s Journal” featuring original works, essays, poems, remembrances by various actors including Chris Sullivan from the TV series “This is Us.” thru Dec. 14. www.durangoplayfest.org/actors-journal  

 
Friends of the San Juans 2020 Online Raffle, thru Dec. 15, friendssanjuans.betterworld.org.
 
Registration open for upcoming avalanche training courses, Lizard Head Pass, Dec. 12-13, and Andrews Lake, January 9-10. Hosted by Friends of the San Juans, www.thesanjuans.org.
 
“Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas,” a traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History, Powerhouse Science Center. For gallery hours, go to: www.powsci.org.
 
Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa libraries are open, providing books, movies, music, audio books and internet, Mon.-Fri., 2:30-7 p.m. or call 970-375-3816. Curbside service also available. 
 
Durango Public Library Weekly Activity Kits available for curbside pickup every Tuesday. Kits include supplies for one project for preschool, elementary and teen-age students. A new kit is released every Tuesday while supplies last. To request, email reference@DurangoGov.org or call (970) 375-3380.
 
PIVOT: Skateboard Deck Art exhibit, over 100 skateboard decks painted by 30 different Native American artists, on view by appointment through spring 2021, Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College. swcenter.fortlewis.edu/

Upcoming:

FLC Online Winter Commencement, 3 p.m., with remarks from FLC President Tom Stritikus and commencement speaker Dugald Owen. Music from milepost 30. View www.fortlewis.edu/fall-2020-graduation

Virtual 17th annual Festival of Trees & Wreaths, Dec. 4-6, featuring more than 40 locally sponsored trees and wreaths to benefit Community Connections. Online at CCIFOT.givesmart.com. 
 
6th annual Telluride Fire Festival, a three-day, mostly outdoors celebration of art and culture, Dec. 4-6, in and around Telluride. www.telluridefirefestival.org
 
Holiday Farmers Market, Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. Masks required and social distancing observed. 
 
Free On-Snow Avalanche Awareness Field Sessions presented by Friends of the San Juans, 10 a.m.-3p.m. Dec. 12-13, Lizard Head Pass (Cross Mountain Trailhead parking lot) and Jan. 9-10, 2021, Andrew’s Lake. Pre-registration required: www.thesanjuans.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turning up the dial
Turning up the dial
La Plata among 15 counties heading into new 'red' severe risk category starting Friday
By John Daley /Colorado Public Radio & Missy Votel
11/19/2020
Canis lupus returnus
Canis lupus returnus
Now comes the hard part as delisting jeopardizes funding, counties object
By Sam Brasch / Colorado Public Radio
11/12/2020
Cosmic Love
Cosmic Love
Creating art for the Everyday
By Missy Votel 
11/12/2020
Extreme makeover
Extreme makeover
Historic Idarado mining structures to undergo restoration
11/12/2020

Stuff to do

The singing trees
The singing trees
By Burt Baldwin
11/19/2020
Dog eat dog, stinktown & coming out of the vegan closet
Dog eat dog, stinktown & coming out of the vegan closet

Interesting fact: I have edited this week’s questions to read as answers, as my own little overdue tribute to the calming voice of my childhood. 

11/19/2020
Stuffed to the gills
Stuffed to the gills

To stuff or not to stuff and a secret ingredient you should not go without 

By Ari LeVaux
11/19/2020
How the GOP succeeded in breaking us
How the GOP succeeded in breaking us
By Shan Wells
10/15/2020

Day in the Life

A Grand escape
November 19, 2020
How to Cold Turkey Like a Local
How to Cold Turkey Like a Local

How to kick coffee and other sanity-saving hints hints for the end times

By Jennaye Derge / Local first
Durango Farmers Market; Thanksgiving Market
Durango Farmers Market; Thanksgiving Market

Grocery shopping the way it was meant to be: in the sun and fresh air

By Jennaye Derge / Local first

Murder Ink

A forever-read
A forever-read
By Jeffrey Mannix
11/05/2020
Killer instinct
Killer instinct
By Jeffrey Mannix
10/01/2020
Stay calm and folk on
Stay calm and folk on

KSUT streams virtual Four Corners Folk Festival this Friday
 

By Chris Aaland
09/03/2020

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