Pine River Library receives state grant
The Pine River Library District announces that it has received a grant in the amount of $4,500 from the Colorado State Library through the State Grants to Libraries Act.
The money will be used for print and audio/visual materials that support educational or early childhood-related purposes.
The State Grants to Libraries Act was funded by the Colorado Legislature to help increase access to early literacy and educational materials.
For more information, call 884-2222.
Arts center to offer ‘School’s Out’ series
The Durango Arts Center will present these programs as part of its “School’s Out” winter camp series for children ages 6 to 10 led by Sandra Butler, the center’s education director:
“Imagination Magic: Fairy Houses & Fairy Tales” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 21. Children will design and build their own fairy, elf or mini-being house complete with furniture and art.
“Imagination Magic: Let’s Make a Circus” will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 28. Participants will learn about artist Alexander Calder and his fun circus creations. Children will construct moveable circus rides, circus animals and circus tents for clown puppets to perform.
The cost of these camps is $50 for center members and $65 for nonmembers.
For more information and to register, visit www.durangoarts.org or call Butler at 259-2606, ext. 15.
Shining Star Scholarship recipients to be honored
Bank of Colorado, 1199 Main Ave., will host a reception for the recipients of the 2016 Music in the Mountains Shining Star Scholarships from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 in the bank lobby.
These scholarships, sponsored by Bank of Colorado, are designed to help defray the cost of private music lessons for students who want to develop their musical skills. Financial need is important for awarding these scholarships, but it is not the only criterion.
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and music will be performed by the 2015 shining stars.
Thirty-six scholarships will be awarded in 2016 to these recipients: Lorien Hoshall, Daniel Shaffer, Ana Cuntz, Martin Cuntz, Aidan Shaffer, Johanna Shaffer, Natalie Obleton, Lauren Grinde, Taia Shaffer, Anna Newman, Abria Thayer, Kole Quinn Burns, Nathan Newman, Christina Hoffmann, Patrick McBrayer, Wesley Linch, Lillian Ciluffo, Bella Sage, Gabriel Wyne, Christopher Wyne, Kealan Clifton, Orrin Bleth, Savannah Lane, Levi Newman, Caleb Newman, Avan Anderson, Isabella McGaw, Cian O’Neil, Liam O’Neil, Breeanna Barrett, Fred Reiter, Rose Reiter, Garrett Baker, Casey Reed, Sierra Trout and Kiva Nicholreimer.
For more information, call Cassie Robel at 385-6820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career fair seeking professionals, businesses
The PoWeR Career Fair is looking for professionals and businesses to participate in panels and offer booths.
The event will be held Jan. 7 at Fort Lewis College.
For more information or to sign up, visit www.mapmypath.org.
Sunnyside Elementary selling butter braids
Sunnyside Elementary School students are selling butter braids to help earn money to support 21st-century learning.
For more information or to order, call 259-5249.
Sunnyside Elementary to host Thanksgiving lunch
Sunnyside Elementary School will host a Thanksgiving lunch Friday.
All families are welcome.
9-R schools will close for Thanksgiving holiday
All schools in Durango School District 9-R will be closed from Monday, Nov. 23, to Friday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
9-R district office modifies hours for holiday week
The Durango School District 9-R district office will have modified hours during Thanksgiving break.
The district office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 25. The office will be closed Nov. 26 and Nov. 27.
Park Elementary to host Thanksgiving lunch
Park Elementary School will host its Thanksgiving lunch Thursday.
Parents and families are invited to join students for lunch. To find out the time a student’s class will eat, call the school at 247-3718. The meal will be $4 for adults and $2.55 for children.
Needham Elementary selling local coupon books
Needham Elementary School is taking orders for the 2016 Be Local Coupon Book.
The books are $20 each. People can order them through a Needham student or at the Needham school office through Friday. Payment at the time of ordering is required. Books will be available for pickup the first week in December.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Fort Lewis Mesa to offer Turkey Trot on Wednesday
Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School will host its annual Turkey Trot and lunch Wednesday.
The Turkey Trot will start at 10 a.m. Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The menu will include: Turkey, gravy, roasted squash and veggies, mashed potatoes, roll, dessert and juice. Prices are $2.55 for students and $4 for adults, which can be paid at the door. Volunteers are needed for food preparation and serving.
To volunteer, call 588-3331.
Parent-teacher group to meet at Riverview
Riverview Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Media Center.
Parents and guardians are invited. For more information, call 247-3862.
Parent-teacher group to meet at Florida Mesa
Florida Mesa Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday.
Florida Mesa Elementary to host Thanksgiving lunch
Florida Mesa Elementary School will host Thanksgiving lunch Thursday.
Tickets can be purchased from the office or on the day of the lunch in the front lobby.
Lunch times are as follows:
Kindergarten and third grade, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
First and fourth grade, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Second and fifth grade, 12:30 to 1 p.m.
The cost for an adult meal is $4, $2.55 for a sibling meal and $3 for a grandparent meal.
Park Elementary group to sell Desert Sun Coffee
Park Elementary School will sell Desert Sun Coffee as part of its Parent Teacher Organization fundraiser.
Coffee can be purchased at the school or from any student until Dec. 2. The cost is $11 per bag. Ground or whole bean coffee is available. There are two regular roast options and one decaf blend.
Fifth-graders at Riverview to perform African folk tale
Riverview Elementary School’s fifth-grade students will perform the African folk tale “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears” arranged and retold by Brian Hiller and Don Dupont at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Riverview’s Eagle Theater.
The performance is free. All community members are welcome.
For more information, call Shannon Fontenot at 247-3862.
Animas High School announces events
Animas High School announces these events:
The AHS Osprey Games, an interactive, game-show-themed fundraising event celebrating students and faculty, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. The evening will include appetizers, a cash bar, the opportunity to mix and mingle with AHS parents, staff members and supporters. This is a free event, but there will be an invitation to donate. All are welcome.
AHS will be closed for Thanksgiving break from Monday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 27.
The AHS School Excellence Committee will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at AHS. Minutes and agendas are posted at http://animashighschool.com/board-meetings.
In partnership with Voices of the Animas, Animas Watershed Partnership, Navajo Preparatory School and the San Juan Water and Soil Conservation District, Marcus Renner’s 12th-grade humanities class will present the Animas River Youth Confluence from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the San Juan College Lecture Hall in No. 7103 at the Information and Technology Center. The students will host a potluck dinner and seminar discussion, show a short video, exhibit river-themed art and give a special musical presentation.
FLC resident assistants attend leadership meeting
Fort Lewis College Student Housing and Conference Services recently sent eight resident assistants to RAppin, an annual leadership conference for resident assistants at institutions throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
The conference gave resident assistants an opportunity to learn from and network with numerous campuses, bringing new ideas for programming and services back to the FLC campus.
These local students attended the event:
Allison Kruchell of Durango.
Rachel Faught of Cortez.
This week, FLC to celebrate international education
International Education Week events will take place on the Fort Lewis College campus through Thursday.
Judith Reynolds of the Professional Associates of Fort Lewis College will join FLC students to present “Dear Father, Don’t Worry” at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Roshong Recital Hall at FLC. The presentation tells the story of Gustaf Nordenskiöld (portrayed by Swedish exchange student Fredrik Billstrom), a young Swedish scientist who pioneered archaeological studies of Mesa Verde.
For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu/studyabroad.
Mountain Middle School announces events
Mountain Middle School will host these events:
The school is accepting Intent to Enroll forms for grades four and five for the 2017-18 school year. This is for students who are currently in second or third grade. Forms are available under enrollment at www.mountainmiddleschool.org or by calling 828-5600.
The school’s sixth-grade humanities students will host an Alice in Wonderland exhibition and book release party from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the ballroom at Fort Lewis College. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s imagination and classic books, each sixth-grader has created a personal project that reflects his or her own sense of Alice’s adventures. In addition, the students have self-published a professional anthology of their own writings that will be for sale at the event. People who attend are encouraged to discuss how literature reflects real life as well as assess their professionalism, enthusiasm and hard work.
Christian school to host Thanksgiving program
Columbine Christian School will have a Thanksgiving program at 11 a.m. Friday.
Each class will present a skit, song or poem about thankfulness. All are invited.