Ignacio Library offers summer reading fun
Ignacio Community Library will host a end-of-summer reading celebration at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Shoshone Park.
The event will be free and will include dinner and many activities for kids.
Extension office to offer pressure-canner testing
La Plata County Extension Office will offer free pressure-canner testing at Durango Farmers Market from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Aug. 17.
This service is for gardeners and cooks who plan to preserve food using a pressure canner and canning jars this summer and fall.
Pressure canners should be tested once a year for safety. Participants should bring their entire pressure canning lid including pressure gauge, sealing ring, and any rubber plugs.
If the lid uses weights instead of a pressure gauge, the sealing rings and plugs will be inspected but it cannot be tested for pressure. Bring the pot if it appears damaged or is hard to open.
This service is offered free to the public courtesy of the Family and Consumer Science Program and will be staffed by the program’s master food safety advisers.
For more information, call Wendy Rice at 362-6461.
Native American grant funding to be discussed
A public hearing regarding the proposed application for Native American Community Services Block Grant funding will be held at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Ignacio Senior Center, 115 N. Goddard Ave. in Ignacio.
Copies of the application are available for public reading at the senior center; SUCAP Central Administration, 285 Lakin St.; and the Ignacio Public Library, 470 Goddard Ave.
Southern Ute Community Action Programs Inc. is proposing to apply for approximately $6,300 to support the operation of senior citizen and low-income assistance programs. The public is welcome.
For more information, call Deb Herrera at 563-4561.
Total Body Analysis to be discussed
Total Body Analysis with Erica Ohliger, founder of Ancient Healings, will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Durango Natural Foods, 575 East Eighth Ave.
Total Body Analysis is a healing modality that works on the cellular level, addressing mind, body and spirit. Remedies focus on the root causes of challenges in the body. A light snack will be provided.
For more information, visit www.ancient-healings.com.