Local Briefs

Green Drinks event to be held July 9

The Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado and Local First will host Durango Green Drinks from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 9 in the Rochester Hotel’s courtyard, 721 East Second Ave.

This will be a social-networking event. The event is held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every second Monday at different local businesses around Durango.

The event is an informal social forum for community members to meet, network and discuss issues and projects related to sustainability.

For more information, visit www.sustainableSWcolorado.org or on Facebook at SustainabilityAllianceofSWColorado.

Juggler to perform at Cortez library

Juggler Michael Taylor will perform in the Cortez Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Family Entertainment Series at 2 p.m. July 11 at 202 N. Park St. in Cortez.

For more information, call 565-8117.

Counseling, claim help available to veterans

The Disabled American Veterans and the Harley-Davidson Foundation will host the DAV Mobile Service Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 at the Four Corners Harley-Davidson, 6520 East Main St. in Farmington.

The mobile service will provide counseling and claim filing assistance. This event is free to all veterans and members of their families.

For more information, call (505) 346-4864.

Affordable care act meeting scheduled

The American Association of University Women, The League of Women Voters of La Plata County and The Citizens Health Advisory Council of La Plata County will host a meeting about the affordable care act from 6 to 8 p.m. July 10 in the program rooms of the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Marguerite Salazar, regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will speak.

For more information, visit www.lwvlaplata.org.

Lions Club receives grant to purchase hall

The Bayfield Lions Club Foundation has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Denver-based Gates Family Foundation to be used to purchase the Lions Hall in downtown Bayfield.

The Bayfield Lions Club Foundation was formed in February 2011 to raise money to purchase the community meeting hall, which has been leased by the Bayfield Lions Club since 1954.

Supporters have raised $83,000 for the Save the Lions Hall! project.

The goal is to raise $135,000 by the end of October to purchase the building from the Colorado State Grange.

To make a donation, call Ken Gaherty at 884-2054.

Herald Staff