Miniatures Club to hold regular meeting
The Four Corners Miniatures Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cortez Annex, 103 N. Chestnut St. The group will make poinsettia flowers for a holiday display.
Several techniques for curling paper petals and leaves will be demonstrated with simple tools and assembled on floral wire. The finished flowers can be used in displays as a centerpiece or in a dollhouse window box.
Textured paper and floral wire will be provided. Bring a brown-bag lunch; beverages will be provided.
The Four Corners Miniatures Club is for dollhouse and miniatures enthusiasts of all skill levels that meets monthly. The public is welcome to attend meetings to learn more about the hobby.
For information, call Marilyn at 259-9401 or visit www.4cornersminis.com.
Natures Oasis holiday festival Sunday
Natures Oasis will host its third annual Nutcracker Holiday Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.
Among activities planned are free children IDs (sponsored and made by Kiwanis Club of Durango), a live radio broadcast on Four Corners Broadcasting, a visit from Santa and the drawing for winners of the Nutcracker Art Contest. Singer-songwriter Dave Luna will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Donors of nonperishable food items will be entered to win a collapsible bicycle.
For more information, call Louisa at (503) 753-5524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studio & to profile an artist a day in Dec.
As part of its Give the Gift of Local Art Campaign, Studio & will profile one local artist per day in December on its website.
Each profile will include contact information for the artist. The Dec. 1 posting profiled the new pop-up Gallery 145. Ensuing aritsts (order to be determined) will be: Lisa Pedolsky, Clint Reid, Nathan Schmidt, Whitney Watts, Brandon Donahue, Bethany Bachmann, Kristen Smith, Elizabeth Kinahan, Charlie Camacho, The Underground Art Collective and & member artists Tim Kapustka, Annie and Jacob Brooks, Aubrey Merolanne, Shay Lopez and Tirzah Camacho.
To read the artist profiles, visit www.anddurango.com.
Community Cinema to hold two screenings
Durango Community Cinema and Rocky Mountain PBS/Independent Lens will offer two screenings of the December film selection Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai. The documentary will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Boiler Room Theater at the Durango Discovery Museum and at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Back Space Theatre. Both screenings are free and open to the public.
The film tells the story of Maathai, an African woman who started a global movement through the planting of trees.
After Saturdays screening, Guismas Story will be shown with a conversation led by 4C member Isaac Murphy with representatives of the Ssejinja Childrens Foundation on hand. After Tuesdays screening, Judy Duke, founder of Make All Children Smile in Zimbabwe, and Veronica Egan, director of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, will conduct a talk about women and girls leading global change.
For more information, call 259-1674 of visit Durango Community Cinema on Facebook.
Seasons to host benefit for symphony
The selected beneficiary for Seasons 18th Anniversary Gala is the San Juan Symphony. The gala will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 at the restaurant, located at 764 Main Ave.
A minimum donation of $25 per person will be collected at the door with proceeds to benefit the symphony.
Reservations are not necessary. Wine and samples of new menu items will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Dinner will not be served that night.
For more information, call Seasons at 382-9790 or the San Juan Symphony at 382-9753.