Local Briefs

Sustainable film festival to take place Friday

The Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado will host the first Sustainable Living Film Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Back Space Theatre, 1120 Main Ave., Suite 2.

The festival is a precursor to the 4 Corners Green Living Expo to held Saturday and Sunday. The festival will offer two long and three short films paired with two community panel discussions led by local experts in renewable energy, resource efficiency and the Transition Town Movement.

The festival will feature films, raffles, food and drinks. Tickets are available at Maria’s Bookshop, SolarWorks! and Animas Trading.

For more information, visit www.sustainableSWcolorado.org or call 769-5823.

Bayfield library to host computer sale

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield will host a “Computer Surplus Sale” from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the library meeting room, 395 Bayfield Center Drive in Bayfield.

Used computers in good working order will be available for $300 each, including tower, keyboard, monitor and mouse. All the computers are running the Windows XP operating system. The computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and supplies are limited. All the computers available at the sale are being rotated out of the library’s holdings to be replaced with upgraded models.

For more information, call 884-2222, ext. 10.

Chimney Rock to hold volunteer training

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association will host the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area Volunteer Days from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 27 and 28 at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association Clubhouse, 230 Port Ave. in Pagosa Springs.

Lunch will be provided both days. Volunteer training will include educational workshops, speakers and a site tour, which is scheduled for May 5. Registration is required by Friday.

To register, call 731-7133 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Barnyard Days to be held at FLC

The Western’s Club at Fort Lewis College will host its annual Barnyard Days from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the FLC Clock Tower Quad.

The club invites preschool, kindergarten and first-grade classes to visit its barnyard. The barnyard is an educational event to introduce adults and children to barnyards, ranching and farming. Age-appropriate, agriculture-related activities will be offered for the different grade levels. Student members of the club will be on hand to answer questions.

Music storytime to take place at library

Melanie Milburn, a performer and author, will perform a Music Storytime at 10 a.m. Friday at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive in Bayfield.

Milburn says many of her songs are inspired by her real-life experiences with children in the classroom. All children and their caregivers are welcome, and no advance registration is needed.

For more information, call 884-2222.

Mortgage advice will be offered

Housing Solutions for the Southwest announces it is expanding its housing counseling services to assist homeowners who are unemployed in obtaining mortgage forbearance.

This program is designed to suspend or reduce monthly mortgage payments to an amount that is affordable for unemployed homeowners. The loan must be owned or backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and the home must be the homeowner’s principal residence. Housing Solutions can help homeowners determine who the investor is on their mortgage. The unemployment must create a hardship that without forbearance might lead to foreclosure. However, there is no requirement that the mortgage be past due at the time of application. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not requiring lenders to get approval from them for the first six months of the forbearance plan. Forbearance does not forgive the debt.

For more information, call Clark Haggard at 259-1086, ext. 22, or email chaggard@swhousingsolutions.com.

Herald Staff