Community Calendar

Art series in January

The Painted Turtle Studio and Kaleidoscope Wellness are hosting a four-part art class starting in January. Each Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m., "Birthing through Art" will be open to anyone interested in connecting more deeply to the birthing process. The series will cost $80 (scholarships and sliding scale available). They will use art and reflection to explore our innate gift to give birth, to uncover our fears that inhibit the natural process, and strengthen our powers to create life. No artistic talent, or pregnancy, is necessary. Contact Gretchen Groenke for more information or to register at 509-830-4380.

Community Cinema begins again

The Mancos Public Library located at 211 W. First Street brings you another year of Community Cinema beginning on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room, with a screening of "The Power Broker: Whitney Young's Fight For Civil Rights". Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era. The film follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. For more information call the library at 533-7600.

Naturopathic doctor answers questions

A fireside chat and workshop of detoxification with Dr. Amy Loschert, ND, will be at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W First Street, Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. by the fireplace in the main library. These are frequently asked questions regarding detoxification and will be addressed in this workshop on safe cleansing strategies.

How do you know which one is the best for you? Is it really safe for anyone? Which ones might address heavy metals vs. chemicals vs. poor diet and chronic inflammation? How long do you need to detox for? What foods should you eat and avoid while on a cleanse?

For further information call the library at 533-7600.

Movie Mondays

The Mancos Public Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Day. Movie Mondays will continue on Monday, Jan. 28, with the movie "Brave". This movie will begin at 4 p.m.Free! For ages 8 and up. For more information please call MPL at 533-7600.

Great Decisions

Great Decisions will resume at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W First Street, on Monday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. in the meeting room. The Foreign Policy Committee announces the first article/discussion is Future of the Euro by Erik Jones. For more information please call the library at 533-7600.

Yoga Wednesdays at Kaleidoscope

Gentle yoga basics with Keneen is at 9 a.m. to 10:15. Yoga all levels with Keneen is at 10:30 a.m. to noon. The first class is free and drop ins are $12 and sign-in is encouraged.

Keneen is also hosting two yoga playshops on Jan. 4 through 6, 8 p.m., at the Smiley Building, 1309 E. 3rd Ave, in Durango, and again on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. The cost for the first playshop is $25 and the second is $35; the cost for both is $50. Call 970-259-9740 for more information.

Indoor flea market ongoing event

The Mancos Flea Market is every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Hardware Store, 192 S. Main, across the bridge and just past The Absolute Bakery. Everyone is welcome to come sell, browse and buy. Spaces are available - 12'x12' for $15 for both days. Call 749-9320 for more information. Be sure to leave a message if no answer and your call will be returned.

Teen writing group meets on Wednesdays

Local writer Suzanne Strazza in partnership with the Mancos Public Library, will be leading a writer's group for teens ages 13-19. This group will meet at the Mancos Public Library, located at 211 W. First St., every Wednesday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. No prior writing experience is needed. There will be no homework or required writing for this class; it is merely to explore ideas and how to get them onto paper. For more information, please call MPL at 533-7600.

Teen Computer Club at Mancos library

The first Wednesday of each month at 5 to 6:30 p.m. teens will meet in the Community Meeting Room at the Mancos Public Library to work on various computer projects. All meetings will have hands on experience with digital devices, disassemble, build, etc. At times we will have regional computer geeks visit. They will answer questions on specified topics, such as animation, robotics, game development hacking, etc. Questions? Call for more information at 970-533-7600.