Navajo Park to open for summer events
Navajo State Park will open its summer season with live music by Sharman Alto and David Snyder at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the parks amphitheatre. The duo will perform a mix of tunes ranging from blues and bluegrass to Celtic and other ethnic sounds.
The park also will offer free shuttle service from the overflow parking lots to the marina beginning Saturday until Labor Day. Naturalist-led hikes, afternoon childrens activities and evening campfire programs will begin June 4.
All events in the park are free with a Colorado State Parks pass.
For more information, call 883-2208 or visit www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/Navajo.
Mesa Verde region to host Indian festival
The 11th annual Indian Arts and Culture Festival will take place today through June 5 in Southwest Colorado.
Events will begin today in Mesa Verde National Park, including a juried Indian art market representing tribes who claim a cultural affiliation with the park.
The festival also will include a Navajo rug seminar and auction; a Native American concert; Native American dancers; traditional food; and cultural programs. The Anasazi Heritage Center will feature a special exhibit, Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art.
Guides from Ute Mountain Tribal Park will offer archaeological tours during the festival, including a Porcupine House and Ute Petroglyph Tour and an Anasazi Sun Calendars and Petroglyphs Tour in Mancos Canyon.
The full schedule of festival events is available at www.mesaverdecountry.com/tourism/festivals/iacf/iacfschedule.html.
Men Who Grill adds cash prizes
Registration still is open for the Womens Resource Centers Men Who Grill competition, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 4 on Main Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets.
For the first time, the WRC will award $250 to the Judges Choice and Peoples Choice award-winning teams.
Entry forms are available online at www.wrcdurango.org. Entry is free, and the deadline to enter is 1 p.m. June 3. The field will be limited to 25 teams.
Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the gate for adults, $5 for children younger than 12. Tickets are available at the Womens Resource Center, Marias Bookshop and online at wrcdurango.org.
For more information, call Deborah Uroda at 247-1242 or email@example.com.
Voice workshop for mature singers
3rd Ave. Arts will present Care and Feeding of the Mature Singing Voice, a two-day workshop to be held June 3 and 4 at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. The clinician is Dr. Heather MacLaughlin Garbes of Houston.
A workshop for choir directors will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. June 3 The cost is $25.
The session for singers, which costs $35, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 4. MacLaughlin Garbes will show how the voice changes as we age. A limited number of half-hour private sessions are available during the day June 3 for $20.
Garbes received her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Washington and she developed a series of vocal techniques that focus on foundational breathing and vocal agility.
Registration is available online at www.3rdAveArts.org or by calling 247-1129.
Durango Childrens Chorale sets auditions
The Durango Childrens Chorale is looking for young singers to join its ranks. Children in grades 3 and up are encouraged to audition. The Chorale meets from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Mondays at Fort Lewis College during the school year. The choir performs in two major concerts every school year and all children participate in a weekend choir camp in October.
Director Amy Barrett will hold auditions for next years choir June 3, 6 and 11. To schedule an audition, call or email Barrett at 247-4738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.DurangoChoral Society.org.