Shelbyville next offering in community film series
Durango Community Cinema will screen Welcome to Shelbyville at 6 p.m. Monday in the Vallecito Room of the Student Union at Fort Lewis College. Admission is free.
Set against the backdrop of a shaky economy, the film takes an intimate look at a southern town as its residents whites and African-Americans, Latinos and Somalis grapple with their beliefs, their histories and their evolving ways of life. The film will be followed by a facilitated group discussion led by Del Alma, El Centro, Durango High School Prejudice Elimination Action Team, the Compañeros Project of San Juan Citizens Alliance and The Unity Project.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 259-1674.
Local bands to play Dandelion Festival
The third annual Dandelion Festival, sponsored by Turtle Lake Refuge, will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Rotary Park. This is a free event. There will be local food, dandelion beer, kids activities, thrift store, peace games and educational demonstrations.
Live music will be provided by Hello Dollface, Kentucky Delux, S.O.B. and ABunDance.
This festival is to promote chemical-free parks and schools in Durango and is a zero-waste event, so bring your own cup, plate, utensils, etc.
For more information, call 247-8395 or visit www.turtlelakeref uge.org.
Fashion show to raise money for Virgin Unite
Le Garage Blu, Blus annual fashion show and sale event, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St. The event will feature live and silent auctions with proceeds to benefit the global nonprofit Virgin Unite.
Silent-auction packages will include the Score! Follies Package and the Shake Your Groove Thang! fitness package. Live auction items will include the Up the Creek and the Fantasy Sport Date packages.
Blue owner Nina Quiros spent three months as a volunteer at the Branson Centre in South Africa, one of 15 initiatives under the umbrella of Virgin Unite, the foundation of billionaire Richard Branson. The Branson Centre supports aspiring entrepreneurs by providing mentors to teach practical business skills and financing opportunities to enable growth.
For more information about Virgin Unite and the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, visit www.virginunite.com.
Arts Center to offer color workshop
The Durango Arts Center will offer a workshop called Color and You from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21. Taught by Mary Alice Hearne, the experiential workshop is designed to help participants develop an eye for color. Anyone who uses color in home decorating, gardening, cooking, fashion and all art forms can learn more about color.
The cost is $40 (with a 10 percent discount for DAC members) plus a $10 materials fee.
To register or for more information, call Sandra at 259-2606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library seeks participants for summer history fair
The Fort Lewis Mesa Branch of the Durango Public Library is seeking people interested in participating in or contributing to a History Fair to be held July 1 during the Fort Lewis Mesa Reunion. If you would like to share family stories, pictures, scrapbooks, etc. from growing up in Southwest La Plata County, contact Laurel Penwell at 588-3331, Jean Campion at 588-3491, or email email@example.com.