Local Briefs

Money available for emergency help

FEMA has awarded $8,935 to supplement existing emergency food and shelter programs in La Plata County.

Under the grant terms, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private voluntary nonprofits with a voluntary board or units of government, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination and have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and or shelter programs. The closing date for applications is 5 p.m. Monday.

The local Emergency Food and Shelter board will review applications and allocate this funding at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Human Services Conference Room of the La Plata County Courthouse. All participating applicants must be represented at this meeting.

For more information or an application, visit Karla Davis at the Department of Human Services, 1060 East Second Ave., email daviskj@co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6121.

Talk about allergies to be held April 4

Advanced Allergy Relief Center of the Southwest will present “Resolving Airborne Allergies and Allergic Asthma” at 6:30 p.m. April 4 in Program Room 2 of Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Caleb Gates, licensed acupuncturist, will discuss how symptoms from airborne allergies and allergic asthma can be resolved with advanced allergy therapeutics.

For more information, call 259-9488 or visit www.allergyreliefbeyondbelief.com.

Discovery Museum announces programs

Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio, will offer these programs:

The Spring Beakers Science Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 to 12. The day camp is open to children ages 7 to 12.

Chick holding will be held at 1:30 p.m. today. Participants will hold baby chicks and learn chicken facts.

A free Trivia Night will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Boiler Room Theater.

“Sweet Dreams: Learning to Love Sleep” will take place at 2 p.m. Friday. This demonstration will reveal the health benefits of sleep and review the stages of sleep, the significance of dreaming and helpful sleep techniques.

“Pub Science: The Chemistry of Wine” for people age 21 and older will take place at 5:30 p.m. April 5.

For more information, visit www.durangodiscovery.org or call 259-9234.

Cedar bluebird boxes available for purchase

Durango Wildlife Volunteers now have cedar bluebird boxes available for sale for $25 at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Service Center near 15th Street and Main Avenue next to the Wildlife Museum and co-located with Durango Fish Hatchery.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations will help propagate the bluebird population and provide needed assistance in maintaining the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Museum.

For more information, call Derek Snyder at 382-3810 or email hesperus6@yahoo.com.

Life-Long Learning lecture series continues

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series at Fort Lewis College will present “The Impact of Railroads on the History and Growth of Durango and Surrounding Area” by Cres Fleming at 7 p.m. Thursday in Noble Hall, Room 130 at FLC.

Fleming, a longtime volunteer with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, will share his knowledge as a student of the history and memorabilia of the railroad system.

For a schedule, visit www2.fortlewis.edu/professionalassociates.

Free gardening class to be held Saturday

Native Roots Garden Center will offer the free class “Gardening 101” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at 26266 U.S. Highway 160.

Participants will learn the basics of vegetable gardening.

For more information, call 259-5111.

Lutheran church to host Easter egg hunt

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road, will host a community Easter Egg Hunt from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Participants should bring a basket. The hunt will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.Ctkdurango.org or call 247-5310.

Herald Staff