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Teen driver event scheduled for Saturday

The Durango High School “Celebrate My Drive” event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the high school parking lot, 2390 Main Ave.

The event will feature a Flight for Life Colorado helicopter landing, demonstrations, interactive driving games, food and drinks. The event is free and open to La Plata County teens ages 15 to 18 and their parents.

This event will be hosted by State Farm Agent Ken Willyard, Southwest Colorado Coalition for Occupant Protection and Southern Ute Community Action Program.

Community members also can vote for a local school to win a $100,000 grant at www.celebratemydrive.com through Saturday.

Chimney Rock announces events

Chimney Rock Archaeological Area, 17 miles west of Pagosa Springs on Colorado Highway 151, will host these events:

A night-sky archaeoastronomy program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today. After a lecture, participants will view the night sky. Reservations are suggested. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 11 years and younger.

An autumnal equinox sunrise program will be held Sept. 23. The gate will be open from 6:05 to 6:10 a.m. Tickets are $15 and reservations are required.

A full-moon program will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Live music by Native American artist Charles Martinez will accompany the presentation. The gate will be open from 4:45 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15, and the program is designed for people 12 years old and older. Reservations are required.

A guided tour of the Great Kiva Trail will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

An introduction to Chimney Rock program will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Native American flute player Charles Martinez will provide traditional music. The speaker will be Chimney Rock Interpretive Association volunteer Jean Carson. No reservations are required. People should meet at the cabin at 4:30 p.m.

For reservations and more information, call 883-5359.

DHS Class of 1967 to host reunion

The Durango High School Class of 1967 will celebrate its 45th class reunion from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday at The Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave.

The cost is $20 per person at the door. There will be a cash bar. People who have not sent in an RSVP are welcome. Guests from previous classes also are welcome.

Park fertilization schedule announced

The city of Durango will fertilize and perform weed abatement in these parks:

Hillcrest View, SkyRidge on Monday.

Downtown, Riverfront/Iris and Rotary parks Tuesday.

Roosa, Triangle and Schneider Wednesday.

Crestview, Fassbidner and Viles Thursday.

These areas will be flagged until the application has been watered in. The fertilizer used will be Pro-Lawn Liquid and the weed control will be Vessel Broad-Leaf.

For more Information, call 375-7380.

Community Cinema series to begin

Rocky Mountain PBS’s “Durango Community Cinema” will return for a third season with a screening of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” on Wednesday in The Boiler Room Theater of the Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the film will start at 6 p.m.

There will be light refreshments and conversations about ways to make a difference for women and girls with Durango-based global projects The Shanta Foundation and Step Up Uganda.

Inspired by the book by authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, “Half the Sky” uses in-the-moment investigations and storytelling to confront the oppression of women and girls around the world.

For more information, call 259-9234, email haz@durangodiscovery.org or visit www.facebook.com/durangocommunitycinema.

Durango garden club to meet Wednesday

The Garden Club of Durango will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pan de Dia Ranchito (Our Daily Bread), the home of Laurie Whitney.

A Harvest Lunch will be served at noon. Speaker Tina Sebestyen will present a program about beekeeping with a question-and-answer segment. The group also will tour the farm.

For more information, email laurie@whitneyengineering.com.

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