Supplement class available on Medicare
A free Medicare supplement class will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 30 in Program Room 3 of the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
The class is limited to 15. Participants will learn how to choose the best coverage for the least cost.
People turning 65, children of senior citizens, Medicare disabled and healthy seniors are invited.
Participants are asked to bring questions as well as a list of prescriptions, dosage, and how many times per day the medication is taken so they can receive a free prescription drug quote.
For more information, call 749-0206.
St. Marks to show documentary today
Love Free or Die, a documentary about Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. today at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave.
A donation of $10 per person to Integrity is suggested, but any amount is welcome.
After the film, the Rev. Susan Blue, member of the Standing Commission on Liturgy & Music, will update attendees about the commissions work related to same-gender blessings and its proposed resolutions for General Convention 2012.
Integrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Episcopalians and their heterosexual friends.
For more information, visit www.integrityusa.org or www.lovefreeordiemovie.com.
Looman family benefit to be held June 5
A dinner and silent auction will be held June 5 at the Edgemont picnic grounds to benefit the family of Cindy Looman, who died May 8 from complications of breast cancer.
A donation will be taken for dinner, which will include hamburgers, hot dogs, various salads, drinks and dessert.
To donate to the silent auction, call Aimee Martin at 903-3610. A memorial account also has been set up at Bank of the San Juans, 144 E. Eighth St., under Phil Loomans name.
Local fire district to issue burn permits
The Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District will issue burn permits for all non-agricultural open burning beginning Monday.
To acquire a permit, call 238-0115 or 759-1153. All permit requests will be addressed as soon as possible.
Burning will not be allowed on days when the fire danger is high or a red flag watch or warning has been issued.
After a burn permit has been issued, and before burning, the permittee must call the Communications Center at 385-2900 to notify the center of the burn.
Information such as name and location of the burn and permit number will be logged by the dispatch center, so if a 911 call is received, Central Dispatch will be able to relay information about the burn being conducted or contact the responsible party.
For more information, call Fire Chief Steve Ebner at 759-1153 or visit www.flmfire.org.
Horse barrel race to be held Saturday
The National Barrel Horse Association CO-08 Barrel Race will be held Saturday in the outdoor arena of the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 U.S. Highway 160 in Cortez.
There is a 4D Jackpot open $40 entry fee, and a 4D youths and seniors $30 entry fee.
Time-only runs will start at 11 a.m., and an open race will start at 12:30 p.m. A 2D Pole Bending Jackpot will follow, and there is a $10 entry fee. People do not have to be a CO-08 member to participate
For more information, call Patti Carlile at 799-8968, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nbhaco-08.webs.com.
Inner Peace Festival to be held Sunday
The Inner Peace Festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Rotary Park.
At the festival, there will be a labyrinth made of peace flags; kirtan/didgeridoo; aikido; Native American drumming and dancing; blessing booths by donation; and more.
Several religious spiritual groups from different backgrounds as well as the Peace Studies Department at Fort Lewis College will participate.