Bayfield library to host teen night
The Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, will host a “Second Saturday Teen Night” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10.
Participants should bring water weapons, swim gear and be prepared to get drenched. The event will feature games and food for teens in grades six to 12.
For more information, call 884-2222.
Iron Horse Chef finals to be held Aug. 17
Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado will present the final competition of the sixth annual Durango Iron Horse Chef Competition from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Durango Farmers Market, in the parking lot of First National Bank of Durango on Eighth Street, between Camino del Rio and Main Avenue.
This competition is a series of challenges pitting two chefs against each other and the clock. The chefs will have an hour and a half to shop and prepare dishes all at the farmers market. This final competition will pit Sean Clark of El Moro Spirits & Tavern, winner of this year’s semifinal, against the defending champion from the 2012 winner, Manna Soup Kitchen.
For more information, email Stacey Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org, Darrin Parmenter at email@example.com or call 382-6464.
Ignacio library to host glass mosaic class
The Ignacio Community Library, 470 Goddard Ave., will host a glass mosaic class with local artist Amy Struck at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19.
Participants will create a mosaic tile of their favorite picture or design.
To sign-up, call 563-9287.
Homebuyer education class to be available
The Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County will offer a free monthly Homebuyer Education Class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21 and 28.
The class is an eight-hour program designed to help participants purchase and own a home. Topics will include: buyer readiness, budget/financial management, credit reports and scoring, mortgage lending, working with a real estate agent, homeowners insurance, home inspections, the closing process, home maintenance and foreclosure prevention.
The class is facilitated by the housing alliance with contributions from local professionals such as loan officers, real estate agent and insurance agents who teach participants about their specific field of expertise. Registration is required.
To register, call 259-1418. For more information, visit www.rhalpc.org.
Whistle-blowers film to be shown Aug. 21
A free screening and discussion of the documentary “War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State” will be presented by Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango and Durango Community Cinema at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at Durango Discovery Museum, 1330 Camino del Rio.
To view a trailer, visit www.WarOnWhistleblowers.com. This documentary looks at four whistle-blowers who had their lives nearly destroyed after they went to the press with evidence of government wrongdoing. Government oversight experts and investigative journalists warn about the effect prosecutions may have on potential whistle-blowers and the journalists who help them.
Mexico City poverty, migration discussed
Center of Southwest Studies will present “Potsherds of Poverty: A Material History of Poverty and Migration in Mexico City in the Mid-Twentieth Century” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the center’s Lyceum Room, No. 120 at Fort Lewis College.
The speaker will be Joshua K. Salyers of the University of Arizona. Salyers will share his dissertation research on the material history of the poor and migration of families into Mexico City during the middle decades of the 20th century.