May 10:  General Membership Meeting – 10 a.m. Social, 10:30 a.m. meeting.  Eno’s 723 E. 2nd St. Durango.  Please RSVP or 970-3828897 if staying for lunch at either Cypress or Eno’s a.m.   Program:  Colleen O’Brien – Business Development and Redevelopment Coordinator for the City of Durango presenting about the public art and art installations in the city and how it is selected and acquired.

 May 18: Hike and Mahjong at Marcia Baxter’s Home -Hosted by Marcia Baxter and Joanie Peterson:  Email: Call Marcia@ 970-2594018 Come for a fun day of Mah Jongg with a hike for adventurous gals and lunch for all and random prizes throughout the day.  10:30 start, lunch around 12:15 , and more Mah Jongg in the afternoon.  Arrival and departure time flexible as there will be plenty of games ongoing.   BEGINNERS ARE WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED. This is a perfect venue to get acquainted with the game so many of us love to play.  Relaxed setting and guaranteed you will have a great time learning how to play.  ADULT BEVERAGES INCLUDED!!   Hikers – please arrive for a 10:45 departure, and wear reasonable shoes.  About 1 hour hike.  The cost is $35 per person.  You check will be your reservation.  (Make checks payable to DFA) Please RSVP by May 11.

May 19th Stillwater Music “Party in the Park” – Volunteers needed 12noon – 5:30p.m.  Sell  DFA merchandise at the Buckley Park and represent DFA at an event we have sponsored.  Contact Susie Ammann to volunteer for work shifts -375-7925 email

June 2:  Accessories Garage Sale – Edgemont.  We had so many wonderful left-over accessories from our March event, we want one more change to sell them.  We need volunteers to set up tables and man the sale to be held at Susie Amman’s garage.  Contact Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 at 259-9673 to help.

July: Ace Hardware -Kroger’s Roundup

June 14:  Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4 p.m.              First National Bank Community Room 

June 16:  Farmer’s Market Pie Sale – First National Bank Parking Lot. 7 a.m. – noon.  JoAnn Trimberger asking for pies to sell and help working the booth.

June 23:  High Tea at Debra May’s Home. 2-4 P.M. High Tea Attire & Hats requested.  (if you don’t have a hat – we will have some available to loan.)  Limited to just 25 guests.  Cost per person is $35.00 (checks made payable to DFA)  Debra is planning an elegant affair with fancy finger food, tea and other libations.

July 12:  General Membership Meeting – Annual Summer Pot Luck – Mary Husemoller’s Home  748 S. Lakeside Dr. Hesperus.  Program – Denise Leslie – Ukulele Enthusiast.  Coordinator of the Rocky Mountain Uke Festival.

August 9:  Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4 p.m.    First National Bank Community Room 

September 13:  General Membership & Spouses Meeting (evening Event with Grant Recipient Presentations) 5 p.m. Strater Hotel Pullman Room. 699 Main.  Cash Bar, 5:15 Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. Grant Presentations.  Members and guests  encouraged to dine downtown following the presentations.

September 15:   Grant Applications available for pick up at Karyn Gabaldon’s Fine Arts Gallery-680 Main.  Applications are due by October 15, 2018

September 28:   Prospecting for the Arts — A Twilight Affair – The Mine Shaft Event Center at Tamarron/Glacier Club.  4-7:30 p.m.   Karren Little – Chief Prospector:  phone 970 382-8897    Email:    Planning Meetings:  May 27th, June 21, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 6, and Sept 20th.

October 11:  Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4 p.m.  First National Bank Community Room. Review of 2018/budgets/ administrative costs in anticipation for 2019 Grants 

October 13:  Fall Barn Party/Hike – Debra & Jeff May’s Barn – hosted by Debra and Jeff May, Carol & Larry House. 4-7 p.m.

October 15:  Grant applications due. 

November 8:  General Membership Meeting.  10 a.m. Social/ 10:30 a.m. meeting. Nancy Macho’s Home.  4976 C.R. 234. Nominations for the 2019 slate of officers.  DFA NEEDS YOU!  New Board  Members Encouraged.  Program:  Jane Gould – owner of the Antique Market, FLC Theater Costumer.  “What to do with our valuable collections or antiquities that our kids don’t want.” 

December 6th:  11:00-2:00. To be held at JoAnn Trimberger’s home. 200 Red Oaks Lane, Hesperus. $35.00

December 13:  Board of Director’s Meeting/Holiday Gathering/New Member Luncheon