Snowdown announces event additions
Snowdown announces these additions to its schedule of events:
Wait! Wait! Let Me Taste That! will be held at noon Jan. 30 at Eno, 723 Main Ave. The event will be a blind wine tasting for industry and service professionals and amateurs. Three-person teams will compete for prizes. The cost is $30 per team, and the entry deadline is Thursday.
Snow Bike Slalom will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 3 at Chapman Hill, 500 Florida Road. This will be a course of between eight to 10 gates. Helmets are required. The cost is $10 per rider.
Geek Jeopardy will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Fort Lewis College. Teams of four will compete. The event is open to FLC students.
For more information, call Elizabeth Roberts at 247-7090 or Mark Mastalski at 247-7452.
Free transit day to be held Friday
The Resource Smart Business Program will sponsor a free day of transit service Friday as part of its support of transportation alternatives for Durango residents.
This sponsorship was initiated in an effort to encourage residents to consider alternative transportation and cost-saving methods of commuting or traveling in Durango.
Ride the regularly scheduled Loop Bus Routes and the on-call Opportunity Bus within the city limits free all day. The Main Avenue Trolley is always free.
The Resource Smart Business Program will provide its next free transit day Feb. 22.
For more information, visit www.getarounddurango.com or call 259-5438.
Archaeology society to meet Feb. 5
The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will host Don Irwin at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at First Methodist Church, 515 North Park St., Cortez.
Irwin will discuss the Pueblo I period Ancestral Puebloan occupation of the Abajo Uplands, Monticello Ranger District and Manti-La Sal National Forest in Southeast Utah. This talk summarizes and, where possible, interprets the Forest PI occupation in light of the last decade of work conducted on the district.
For more information, call Diane McBride at 560-1643.
Marvel church to host Ground Hog Supper
The Marvel Methodist Churchs 45th annual Ground Hog Supper will be held Feb. 2 at the Marvel Grange Gall, 217 County Road 133A in Marvel.
The dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu will include sausage, potatoes, coleslaw, rolls, cake and beverages. The cost for adults is $7 each, children 12 and younger are $5, and families can attend for $20. The proceeds from the dinner will be used for the outreach fund, which is given to community members or projects as needed.
For more information, call Cindy Greer at 588-3386.
Quilting guild to meet today
The La Plata Quilters Guild will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road.
New board members will be installed. The guild invites people who are interested in quilting to visit or become a member.
For more information, call 799-4788.
Durango Bird Club to meet Friday
The Durango Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Department of Wildlife Museum at the Durango Fish Hatchery, 151 E. 15th St.
During this business meeting, the club intends to set the field-trip schedule for this year. The public is welcome. The club meets quarterly, and monthly field outings are offered.
For more information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DurangoBirdClub.
Film festival seeks volunteers
The 2013 Durango Independent Film Festival will take place from Feb. 27 to March 3.
Training for new theater volunteers will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 and 23 at the Durango Arts Center dance studio, 802 East Second Ave. People who volunteer for three shifts will receive a four-punch movie pass.
For applications, visit www.durangofilm.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.