Dinosaur train will go before commissioners
The La Plata County Board of County Commissioners will listen to public comment and hear the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Dinosaur Train proposal at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the La Plata County Courthouse, 1060 East Second Ave.
Summer reading offered in Bayfield
The Lavenia McCoy Public Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive in Bayfield, will offer summer reading programs for all ages.
Sign-ups will be accepted anytime during the program. A special sign-up for Dream Big the program for children ages 18 and younger will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the librarys meeting room. Kiwanis of Durango will be present to provide child ID services.
Teens entering grades six through 12 in the fall will have their own Summer Reading Club called Own the Night. There will be a bonfire event at 6 p.m. Friday in the grassy lot to the west of the library. Participants will roast hot dogs and marshmallows, and hear about the program.
Sign-up for the adult reading program, Between the Covers, will be held from Friday through July 26, at the library check-out desk.
For more information, call 884-2222, ext. 10.
Dolores River Festival to take place Saturday
The ninth annual Dolores River Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to sundown Saturday at Joe Rowell Park in Dolores.
Live music will include headliners Euphorquestra, the Little Sister Band, Katya Chorover, Funkdafari and Porchlights. There will be free raft rides, circus performers, river contests, childrens activities, food and beer concessions, and vendor and information booths.
For more information, visit www.doloresriverfestival.com.
Barbershop concert to feature pop music
The Durango Barbershoppers will present Grandpas Attic at 7:01 p.m. Saturday in the Smiley Building Auditorium, 1309 East Third Ave.
The show will include American pop music from the last century. There will be performances by Durango Narrow Gaugers mens barbershop chorus, directed by Amelia Barrett; the Womens Prerogative from Durango, directed by Kriss Larsen; Rocky Mountain District Champion quartet The Crew for the Denver area; and local barbershop quartets, including Durango A Cappella and First Class Delivery. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors 65 or older. Tickets are available at Katzin Music, from any barbershopper or at the door.
For more information, call Carroll Peterson at 247-5073, email firstname.lastname@example.org; Ed Simons at 259-7734 or visit www.durangobarbershoppers.org.
Workshop for nonprofits to take place June 14
Rural Philanthropy Days of Southwest Colorado will host a one-day event for La Plata County-based nonprofits from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.
The event, How Funds Flow when Relationships Grow, will include donors and a panel of experts who will discuss the importance of relationship building. The day will conclude with roundtables that will offer an opportunity to meet face-to-face with local donors to explore common ground and mission. Early bird registration of $65 will expire on Friday. After that, the fee will be $80.
To sign-up, call 749-2017 or visit www.crcamerica.org.
Oral history of Colorado women to be presented
Colorado women will be celebrated in a free oral history performance, Herstory, to be offered at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the library meeting room at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive in Bayfield.
Storytellers Midge Kirk and Terri Helm will present the performance. The public is welcome and no advance sign-up is required.
Bear Aware seminars to be held Wednesday
For the Birds and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will present a Bear Aware seminar to promote Clean Bird Feeding from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at For the Birds, 1560 East Second Ave.
Participants will learn about bears and their behavior in the area and tips on how to help keep bears safe while enjoying feeding birds.
For more information, call 382-9396.