Chili cook-off to take place today
The Habitat for Humanity will host its Cinco de Mayo Chili Cook-Off from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.
All proceeds will be contributed to affordable home ownership in La Plata County.
Dog agility classes to be offered today
Classes in dog agility will begin today, taught by experienced handlers with Durango Agility Dogs, a nonprofit.
For more information, call 375-7618.
Senior center to host computer workshops
The Durango/La Plata Senior Center will hold these computer workshops lead by Jon Cordalis, The Computer Tutor, from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. at the center, 2424 Main Ave.:
Digital Photos will be held Thursday. Participants will learn to manage, edit and manipulate photos on the computer. Basic computer literacy is required.
Basic Computer Literacy will be held May 17. Participants will learn basic computer skills.
Payment of $15 and registration are required. To register and pay, call 382-6428.
Medical marijuana training to be held
The La Plata County Planning Commission will attend an educational training session about medical marijuana law in Colorado at 6 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room of the La Plata County Courthouse, 1060 East Second Ave.
This session will be presented by deputy county attorney Paul Kosnik. The public is welcome, but no public comment or questions will be taken.
For more information, call 382-6263.
Back Country Horsemen to meet
The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.
Social time will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. Veterinarian Jeff Warren will give a presentation about first aid for horses.
A short meeting will be held in the meeting room at 7 p.m. and then participants will proceed to the pavilion to watch Warren work with a couple of horses. There also will be a drawing for two horse first-aid kits for members who are present.
For more information, visit www.4cbch.org or call Bob Volger at 883-4004.
LPEA annual meeting will be held May 12
Results of director elections in the four districts of La Plata Electric Association will be announced at the cooperatives annual meeting at 9 a.m. May 12 in the event center located at the rear of the Sky Ute Casino and Resort, 14324 Colorado Highway 172 in Ignacio.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the business meeting commencing at 10:30 a.m. A complimentary luncheon will be held after the meeting. The meeting is free and open to all member-consumers who pay their electric bill to LPEA.
The meeting will feature Ken Anderson, executive vice president and general manager of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., LPEAs primary power supplier.
Member-consumers who attend the meeting will receive an energy efficient Smart Strip, plus a $5 credit on their electric bill. Those who register at the meeting also are eligible for door prizes.
For more information, call 247-5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.
Model railroad group to meet May 12
The Silver San Juan Division of the National Model Railroad Association will meet at 9 a.m. May 12 at the First Presbyterian Church, 843 N. Dustin Ave. in Farmington.
The morning program will include clinics by local modeler Jim Griffin about how to model cool stuff and a live remote clinic by narrow gauge modeler Duncan Harvey called Going Up Clear Creek Without a Smokestack.
Swap tables will be available. The afternoon session will feature a video clinic by Earl Smallshaw, a model contest and From the Workbench, where modelers display and discuss current projects. A tour of three home layouts will conclude the day.
The model contest is open to paid division newsletter subscribers. A favorite train contest, where modelers display their favorite train, also will take place. Directions to the layouts that will be open for viewing will be available.
Compassionate Friends group to meet Monday
The Compassionate Friends, a support group offering hope and understanding for parents whose child died at any age or from any cause, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Rocky Mountain Retreat Center/Turtle Lake Refuge, 848 East Third Ave.
The group is not affiliated with any religion. The meeting is open to parents, grandparents and adult siblings.
For more information, call 375-9589 or email email@example.com.