Animas Valley orchestra will perform today
Animas Valley Elementary School Orchestra students will host a string recital at 6:30 p.m. today at the school.
For more information, call Robin Neal at 247-0124, ext. 3467.
Title VII advisory group to meet at Riverview
The Title VII Parent Advisory Committee will meet at 5:15 p.m. today at Riverview Elementary School in the
Administrative Conference Room.
Durango High School announces events
Durango High School announces the following events:
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the school. Families will be able to call the
school between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Jan. 26 at 259-1630, ext. 2327, to request conferences with teachers.
Parents will receive a return call from a volunteer informing them of their appointment times.
The Winter Ball will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club, by the Durango Community
Ticket prices are $8, or two for $14 in advance, or $12 each at the door. Tickets will be on sale in the Student
Store at lunch and after school Tuesday through Friday.
Needham students to present essays
Needham Elementary School fourth-graders will present their independent studies about famous notables by dressing up
in costume and sharing various projects and persuasive essays about why these people are heroic at 6 p.m. Thursday in
the school's music room.
This is the culminating event for a two-months-long biography study.
For more information, call Nisia Lawler at 247-4791, ext. 3616.
Riverview orchestra and choir to perform
Riverview Elementary School's choir and orchestra students will perform their annual Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday in the Miller Middle School Auditorium.
Admission is free and all community members are welcome.
For more information, call Shannon Fontenot at 247-3862.
Young artists welcome to audition for program
Music in the Mountains and the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College will present Strut Your Stuff Musical
Showcase" at 7 p.m. March 27 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
A call to artists has been issued. Auditions are set for students ages 8 to 18 (to perform individual and group
instrumental or vocal acts only) from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 1 and 2 at the concert hall. Young artists are also
called to submit artwork that will be used on the poster, on the program and in advertising. Create a piece of art
that answers the question, What does music mean to me?"
Call 385-6820 or e-mail abeach@musicinthemountains. com by Feb. 14 to schedule an audition or submit artwork.
FLC will be offering education classes
Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Program announces the following classes:
Fencing for Beginners, Part 1, taught by Nik Mavrotheris, will be held on Wednesday evenings from Jan. 27 to March
17. The cost is $174 for eight classes.
Writing Creative Nonfiction with Will Gray will be held Tuesday evenings Jan. 19 through March 9. The cost is $170
for eight classes.
To enroll or for more information, call 247-7385 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animas High School to host information night
Animas High School will host an Enrollment Kickoff Movie, 2 Million Minutes - The 21st Century Solution" at 6 p.m.
Thursday at 3206 Main Ave.
The movie is a new documentary about education and a Durango premiere. Come learn about AHS' successful program for
the 2 million minutes students spend in high school. It is free and open to all.
FLC will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
Fort Lewis College will host the following events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
Community Peace March at 12:15 p.m. Monday at the Center of Southwest Studies. It will conclude at the Student
Union, Ballroom with the United in Song event at 12:45 p.m.
Harold Bailey will speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Ballroom.
MLK Day On Not Off Food Drive all day Monday. Nonperishable food items can be donated at the Student Union, Center
of Southwest Studies and north City Market.
Brown Bag Lunch and Learn discussion called Bodies and Minds: How to Achieve Racial Reconciliation" at 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday in Senate Chambers in the Student Union.
Presentation called Race: Are We So Different?" at 7 p.m. Jan. 20, Vallecito Room in the Student Union.
February One" will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Education Business Hall, Room. 118.
The college's anti-discrimination group Code Red will hold a workshop called Making His Dream Our Vision at Fort
Lewis College" at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 21, Ballroom, Student Union.
Community members are invited to attend any of the free activities. For more information, call Linda Schott at
For a schedule, visit www. fortlewis.edu/academics/arts_ hum_socsci/public_events.aspx.
Pinnacol Foundation announces scholarships
Applications are being accepted now through March 31 for the Pinnacol Foundation scholarship, which serves the
children of workers seriously disabled or killed in work-related accidents.
The scholarship is intended for the 2010-2011 school year. Students may use the money for undergraduate studies at
accredited universities, colleges and vocational-training institutions. To qualify, a student must be the natural
child, adopted child or stepchild of a worker killed or seriously disabled in a compensable work-related accident
while employed by a Colorado-based company, regardless of insurance carrier.
Scholarships are awarded based on the severity of the parent's injury, financial need, academic achievement, letter
of recommendation and a personal essay.
To obtain a scholarship application, visit www.pinnacol.com /foundation or call Elizabeth Starkey at (303) 361-4775.
Early childhood council announces classes
The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County will offer the following classes for childcare professionals and
individuals interested in becoming licensed home childcare providers:
Pre-licensing class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23 and 26. The cost is $35.
Medication administration will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 30. The cost is $35.
Universal precautions will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30. The cost is $12.
First aid and CPR will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 6. The cost is $50.
For more information, call Shannon Bassett at 247-5960, ext. 25 or e-mail email@example.com.
Methodist Thrift Shop scholarships available
The Methodist Thrift Shop Board has established a scholarship fund for the purpose of helping local individuals in
furthering their education.
Applicants are considered on church involvement, leadership, community service, extracurricular activities and
Interested persons may pick up an application at the Methodist Thrift Shop, 986 East Second Ave. or at local high
school counselors offices. Application deadline is March 15.