Local Briefs

A Course in Miracles groups forming

A Course in Miracles study groups are being formed in Durango.

A miracle is defined as removing the blocks people build up in their minds to the presence of unconditional love and unconditional forgiveness. People will learn how to heal any relationship no matter how devastating or traumatic.

For more information about the study groups being formed in Durango, call 764-4068.

Multiple Sclerosis group to meet Tuesday

The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, sponsored by Southwest Colorado Multiple Sclerosis Society, will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.

For more information, call 749-5744.

Energy assessment workshop to be offered

Colorado State University will offer “The Power is in Your Hands,” a do-it-yourself energy-assessment workshop, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Office, 2500 Main Ave.

Participants will learn how to conduct a basic home energy assessment to identify energy-saving opportunities; tools to decide whether adding solar or wind energy makes financial sense; and gadgets that can help save energy and that can be borrowed from the extension office.

Preregistration is required. The cost is $10, payable at the door. Lunch will be included. To register call Sharal Foss at (970) 491-6281 or email sharal.foss@colostate.edu.

For more information, visit www.ext.colostate.edu/energy/consumer.html.

Smith Sports Complex to be dedicated

The Smith Sports Complex, named for Fort Lewis College Professor Duane Smith, will be dedicated at noon Friday at 700 Talon Road on the edge of the FLC campus.

Smith was the founder and former chairman of the Durango Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He first came to FLC in 1964 as an assistant professor in the History Department. Since then, he has become an expert on the history of the college and Durango.

Ignacio library to offer programs

The Ignacio Community Library, 470 Goddard Ave., will offer these programs:

The fifth anniversary of the library will be celebrated from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be food, music, performers, a book sale, an art sale and more.

A casual exploration of art will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

A “Writers Workshop” will take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 22. The group will discuss approaches to writing such as plot construction, character shaping and language use.

Community Cinema will return with a showing of the film “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” at 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24. The film follows celebrity activists as they meet inspiring people confronting oppression and developing meaningful solutions for women through health care, education, and economic empowerment.

Authors to discuss book Sept. 20

The San Juan Mountains Association will host photographer/writer team Bill and Beth Sagstetter, who will talk about their newest book, The Cliff Dwellings Speak, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court.

In the book, the authors guide readers around a site in Sherlock Holmes fashion, providing “tangible tools” to help decipher what the architecture reveals about this historical period.

For more information, call 385-1312.

Life-Long Learning presentation to be held

J. Jefferson Reid, a professor at the school of anthropology at the University of Arizona, will discuss Emil “Doc” Haury’s statement that the ancient Mogollon were a culture distinct from their Ancestral Puebloan and Hohokam neighbors, which triggered an intellectual controversy, at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in Room 130 of Nobel Hall at Fort Lewis College.

He will discuss the individuals at the center of the consideration of Mogollon authenticity and antiquity, and the eventual resolution. A 30-minute discussion period will follow the presentation. The program is part of the Life-Long Learning Program.

Herald Staff