Arts Briefs for Nov. 16

Maria’s Bookshop to host holiday book drive

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., will sponsor the Families Helping Families Holiday Book Drive benefiting the children of families who participate in the Family Center of Durango’s Family Development Program.

The book drive will begin Monday and run through Dec. 17. When community members visit Maria’s Bookshop during the drive, they will be invited to select a card off the book drive “tree.” Each card will feature information about a local child served by the Family Development Program.

The books will be presented to the children at the “December Delights” holiday party at The Family Center on Dec. 19.

For more information, call 247-1438 or visit

Film buffs to start new club in Durango

The Durango Film Club is a way to meet up with other cinema lovers to see new independent, foreign or otherwise interesting movies and discuss movies over drinks afterward.

Scheduling is to be determined but the intention is to have members meet once or twice a month. Club members will determine films to watch but selections should not be geared toward Hollywood-blockbuster type movies.

The inaugural meting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Steaming Bean Coffee Co., 915 Main Ave.

Studs Terkel to be feted in Spoken Word Series

The Spoken Word Series at the Durango Public Library will continue at 7 p.m. Monday with “Studs Terkel: A Centennial Celebration.”

Readings from The Great Divide and Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Difficult Times will range from an embittered American medical doctor to a Peruvian immigrant custodian to a former Olympic winner who sees sports as a way to unite America.

Community readers will include Susana Jones, Dennis Aronson, Jeff Dietch, Katherine and Dwight Burgess and Judith Reynolds. The program selections were chosen and organized by Judy Hook.

For more information, call Judy at 259-2231 or visit

Mancos library to host open house

The Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St., will host a Quilt Auction & Fall Open House from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The event will include live music by Jamie Bechtel and Dan Fitzpatrick, treats, buggy rides, kids activities, a campfire with storytelling and a cider press (bring your own apples and containers).

Quilts will be hung in the library, and the silent auction will end at 6 p.m. Admission is a $5 suggested donation.

For more information, call the library at 533-7600.

Book is a eulogy to author’s husband

Local author Mary Cardin will premier her first book, Peace My Final Gift, from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center, 755 Goddard Ave. in Ignacio.

The book is a memoir tribute to Chris Cardin, Mary Cardin’s late husband. Chris Cardin’s artwork will be highlighted, along with other holiday gifts, at the holiday market at the gallery.

For more information, visit or email

Candy, canes are goal for miniatures club

The Four Corners Miniatures Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at a non-publicized location.

The workshop will teach the basic principles of making polymer clay canes. From these multicolored canes, attendees will make holiday candies. Miniature plastic bowls will also be made to display the colorful candy. All supplies will be provided by club. Please bring a brown bag lunch; beverages will be provided.

For information or directions, call Marilyn at 259-9401 or visit

‘Cherry Docs’ to have two-day run in Ouray

Timshel Theatre and The Wright Opera House in Ouray will present David Gows’ drama “Cherry Docs” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The play is about what happens to two ideologically opposite men, a liberal Jew and a neo-Nazi skinhead, when their paths cross.

The title “Cherry Docs” comes from the Doc Marten rose-hued combat boots skinhead Mike used to kick a man to death.

Admission is by donation.

For more information, call the Wright Opera House at 325-4399 or visit

Herald Staff

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