Fermented food class to be held today
Rachel Turiel will teach a class about how to ferment foods from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Durango Natural Foods, 575 East Eighth Ave.
Participants will sample fermented, raw foods and discuss how to make cheese, yogurt, sauerkraut, fermented vegetables, vinegar and more.
For more information, call 247-8129.
Barbecue to celebrate banned books
The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield will host its second annual Banned Books Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive.
Food and drinks will be served, and door prizes will be offered. Books that were banned and challenged across the nation in previous years will be displayed.
For more information, call 884-2222.
Rock art presentation to be held Friday
David Whitley, an, authority on rock art, will present Petroglyph Dating and the Peopling of the Americas: Recent Advances in Chronometric Techniques from the California Desert as part of the Four Corners Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Friday at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
Whitley, with ASM Affiliates, will discuss recent Mojave Desert rock-art dating research, which has yielded evidence for the oldest art in the Americas.
For more information, call 565-8975 or (800) 422-8975.
Community invited to participate in video
The community is invited to participate in the filming of the application video for Extreme Makeover Home Edition to come to Durango and rebuild Annies Orphans, the nonprofit sanctuary for abandoned, neglected and abused dogs. Filming will take place at 7:45 a.m. Friday on Main Avenue between 10th and 11th streets.
People interested in participating in the video are asked to begin assembling outside Olde Tymers Cafe, 10th Street and Main Avenue, at 7:30 a.m. Dogs are invited to be a part of the filming. Downtown streets will reopen at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, call 764-8658 or visit www.AnniesK9Orphans.org.
Cortez library changes time of story hour
The Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., will change its Storytime hour from 10:30 a.m. Thursdays to 10:30 a.m. Fridays beginning in October.
This will be done on a trial basis.
For more information, call 564-4073.
Massages to benefit charter middle school
Certified Massage Therapist Maxine Christopher will offer Massage for Mountain Middle from Saturday to Oct. 15 with all fees donated to Mountain Middle Schools building fund.
Full treatments are available for a donation of $20 for adults and $15 for children. Christopher also is certified in pediatric massage, and is Hakomi-trained in mindfulness-based body work.
Christophers office is located at 102 E. Eighth St., above Gardenswartz Outdoors. For more information, call 799-0667.