Natural Foods to host yoga, dance event
A “MidSummer’s Dream Yoga and Ecstatic Dance” will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Durango Natural Foods Co-op, 575 East Eighth Ave.
The event will be held in the garden and parking lot, and will feature outdoor yoga with Deb Buck followed by a dance with DJ CodeStar. Snacks will be provided. Participants should bring their own yoga mat.
There is a suggested donation of $5 for co-op members or $7 for non-members.
River trail bird walk to take place Saturday
A bird walk will be hosted by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory at 9 a.m. Saturday at For the Birds, 1560 East Second Ave.
Participants will explore the habitat along the Animas River Trail around the Durango Fish Hatchery and Huck Finn Pond. The walk will last 90 minutes. Participants should bring binoculars. The event is free, but donations to the hosting group are welcome.
For more information, call 382-9396.
Trails 2000 seeks volunteers for trail work
Trails 2000 is seeking volunteers for trail work Wednesday and Sunday to assist with completion of the new progressive trail in Horse Gulch by the grand opening at 1 p.m. Sunday.
On Sunday, Trails 2000 invites people to bring their bikes and ride the trail at 1 p.m. for the grand opening.
The new progressive trail is located off Raider Ridge. Participants should meet at the Horse Gulch Trailhead, which is off of Eighth Avenue and Fourth Street next to Sonic.
Volunteers should wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt, closed-toe shoes, sun hat and bring sunscreen, water bottles, lunch and a backpack. Waivers can be signed at the trailhead. Participants younger than 18 will need a parental signature on the waiver before trail work.
To select a day and time to volunteer, visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Au4aV1gPQupxdHF6ZDZBZi1HQks4c0ZmbVlEd2RFREE#gid=2. For more information, visit www.trails2000.org/2013/07/progressive-trail-sign-up-form-grand-opening-day/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Trails2000.
Archaeological Society to meet Aug. 6
The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will present Jason Chuipka at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at First United Methodist Church of Cortez, 515 Park St.
Chuipka will present his current investigations, titled “Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is for Fighting: Water Projects and Archaeology in the Desert West 1950-present.” The discussion will examine the relationship of archaeological research to development of the Western states, which hinges on water.
Chuipka is the principal investigator for the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Cultural Resources Project for PaleoWest Archaeology. This project is the largest archaeological project in the United States, bringing water to the Navajo Nation and treaty water rights.
For more information, call Diane McBride at 560-1643.
Rotary Club to meet Aug. 6
Bob Thompson, glider pilot and photographer of aerial views of the San Juan Mountains, will present his pictures to the Rotary Club of Durango at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave.
Thompson, a longtime glider pilot, also is a geologist, and he will provide his insights into the geology of the San Juans during his presentation. Visitors are welcome.
For more information, call Bruce Rodman at 385-7899.