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Trails 200 to host trail work today

Trails 2000 and the local climbing community will host trail work from 9 a.m. to noon today at the East Animas Climbing Area.

Crews will work on trail repair and maintenance on the tread at the climbing area, which is on the east side of the Animas Valley. Participants should meet at the East Animas trailhead, on the east side of the Animas Valley, by taking East Animas Road (County Road 250) north from Durango for two miles, and locate a dirt parking lot on the east side of the road. There will be a sign for East Animas Climbing in the parking lot.

Volunteers should wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt, closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen and bring a water bottle. Trails 2000 will provide tools and instruction.

For more information, visit www.trails2000.org or www.facebook.com/Trails2000.

Art of dream tending to be discussed

“Introduction to the Art of Dream Tending,” a free public talk by Debra V. Quayle, MFT, will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

For more information, visit www.deepcreativeliving.com.

Harvest Carnival to be held Saturday

The annual Harvest Carnival will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Florida Mesa Elementary School, 216 Colorado Highway 172.

The carnival will include games such as pumpkin bowling, dart throw, football toss, duck dip and others. Activities will include the spooky maze, cakewalk, cupcake walk, face painting, fortune teller and wheel of fortune. Participants can enter to win a basket filled with more than $600 in donated items. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Food will be served along with snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn. Money raised will support the school’s technology needs.

For more information, call 247-4250.

Garden cleanup to take place at museum

The Durango Discovery Museum fall garden cleanup will take place at noon Wednesday at the museum, 1333 Camino del Rio.

The Durango High Country Gardeners and volunteers will weed and trim the gardens. There will be a light lunch, and a short meeting, followed by the cleanup.

To RSVP, call Claudia Engle at 385-5934.

High Noon Rotary Club to meet Thursday

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

The club will hear from Teresa Malone who will give an update on the Durango Education Center. The cost for lunch is $15.

Colorado emergency preparedness discussed

The Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership’s Western Slope meeting will take place from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.

Experts from FEMA, the state’s Emergency Management office and private organizations will discuss issues involved with re-entry and recovery during natural and human-made disasters. They also will reveal some of the resources currently available that address the challenges posed to families, homes, communities and businesses by natural and human-made disasters. The panel of experts responded to events such as the Colorado wildfires of 2012 and 2013 and Superstorm Sandy. Registration and full complimentary breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m. There is no cost to attend.

To register, visit www.thecepp.org.

Indie Authors to meet Wednesday

The Durango Indie Authors will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Pine River Valley Bank in Durango, 1701 Main Ave.

The meeting will feature an open forum question and answer session.

Manna Soup Kitchen to host fundraiser

Manna Soup Kitchen’s “Pave the Way” fundraiser and social will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio, in conjunction with its online fundraiser at www.biddingforgood.com/mannasoupkitchen.

The event will feature appetizers from more than 20 local restaurants, beer and wine. Tickets are $50 and available at Manna and Alpine Bank.

Herald Staff

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