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Chimney Rock announces programs

Chimney Rock National Monument, located 17 miles west of Pagosa Springs on U.S. Highway 160 and three miles south on Colorado Highway 151, will host these programs:

The Chimney Rock Native American Cultural Gathering will be held July 20 and 21. The gathering brings together traditional singers, storytellers and dancers from various pueblos. The Traditional Puebloan Social Dances in the Great Kiva will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day. Admission is $10 per person.

A full moon program will take place July 22. The hike is short but moderately strenuous and not appropriate for people with mobility impairment or children younger than 12. Reservations are required. Tickets are $15. An early tour of the lower area, which will start at 5:15 p.m., will be available for $5. Participants must be through the Colorado Highway 151 gate by 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:15 p.m.

A free family-friendly vision of Chimney Rock program will take place July 28. This is a kids-friendly, hands-on program limited to a small group so reservations are required.

For more information and tickets, call 883-5359, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

High Noon Rotary to meet Thursday

Durango High Noon Rotary will meet at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio.

Libby Culver with Durango School District 9-R Early Childhood Education will speak about improvements and give a state and local overview. Culver will be joined by Liz Houston of Colorado Children’s Campaign.

The public is welcome. The cost for lunch is $15.

Proliferative disorders class to be offered

Herbalist Marija Helt, will present a free class titled “Women’s Health – Proliferative Disorders” at 6 p.m. Friday at Osadha Herbal Wellness, 165 Spring Road.

The focus will be on fibroids, cysts, endometriosis and cancer. The group will talk about suspected causes and supportive herbs, diet and lifestyle approaches.

Space is limited.

To RSVP, call 259-2181 or visit www.osadha.com.

Storyteller to visit Bayfield library

Storyteller Indiana Bones will visit Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive in Bayfield. at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The free show is part of the library’s “Dig Into Reading” summer program.

For more information, call 884-2222 or visit www.prlibrary.org.

Garden Project seeking board members

The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado is looking for board members with a variety of interests, talents and expertise to help grow the organization.

Interested people should visit www.thegardenprojectswcolorado.org or email thegardenprojectsw@gmail.com by July 31 for more information.

Herald Staff

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