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Durango bird walk to be offered today

A bird walk will be hosted by Durango Bird Club at 9 a.m. today at For the Birds, 1560 East Second Ave.

Participants will explore the habitat along Animas River Trail around Durango Fish Hatchery and Huck Finn Pond. The walks last 90 minutes.

Participants should bring binoculars. The event is free, but donations to the hosting group are welcome.

For more information, call 382-9396.

Community forestry workshop to be offered

Colorado State Forest Service will offer a free community forestry workshop called “Tree City USA – The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” for communities and community members from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Pine River Senior Center, 111 S. West St., in Bayfield.

Participants will discover how a community can become a Tree City USA and hear stories from the Western Slope community forester about how different communities have approached the process.

To RSVP, call Lindsay Gartner at 247-5250 or email lindsay.gartner@colostate.edu.

Horse-barrel races to be held Saturday

The National Barrel Horse Association CO-08 Barrel Race will take place Saturday at Sky Ute Fairgrounds in Ignacio.

The entry fee for the 4D Jackpot Open will be $40. The entry fee for the 4D Youth and Seniors will be $30. The time-only runs will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the open race at 12:30 p.m. A 2D Pole Bending Jackpot will follow with a $10 entry fee. People do not have to be a CO-08 member to participate.

For more information, call Patti Carlile at 799-8968, email pcarlile@gte.net or visit www.nbhaco-08.webs.com.

Humane society to host foster event

The La Plata County Humane Society, 1111 S. Camino del Rio, will host a Little Paws Baby Shower on Saturday.

People will learn about the shelter’s foster program, meet current foster parents and the babies they care for. Refreshments will be provided, games will be played, and shower gifts will be accepted.

A list of necessities is available at www.lpchumanesociety.org. The shelter needs more people to raise baby animals until they are 8 to 10 weeks old when they can be returned to the shelter to be spayed or neutered and adopted.

For more information, visit the website or call 259-2847.

CPR, first-aid class to be offered Saturday

An American Red Cross CPR and first-aid class will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the American Red Cross facility, 1911 Main Ave.

For more information, call Robin Duffy-Wirth at 946-5580.

Hummingbirds to be discussed Saturday

George San Miguel, natural-resource manager for Mesa Verde National Park, will explain identification of local species of hummingbirds at 2 p.m. Saturday at For the Birds, 1560 East Second Ave.

At least three species of hummingbirds use Durango’s habitat during the summer, and they can be difficult to tell apart.

For more information, call 382-9396.

Discovery Museum announces programs

Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio, will host these programs:

Lego League Practice will take place at 4 p.m. today.

Trivia Night will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Nano Days Interactive Switch will take place from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

“Local Renewable Energy, Dreams for our Future” will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. April 16 in the Powerhouse Theater. Britt Bassett will speak about local renewable energy.

Free Community Cinema will present “The Island President” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 17. The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Durango mayor pro tem Dick White.

Teen Night will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. May 1.

For more information, visit www.durangodiscovery.org or call 259-9234.

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