NEWS YOU CAN USE

November 2017

 President’s Message:  

         Happy Halloween Everyone!  

Thanks to the many members and friends who helped make our 26th annual Fall Luncheon a success.  Special thanks to Marian Pierce for helping with our ‘Freaky Friday’ décor.  These colorful skeletons really livened things up!

We’re sending this newsletter a little early- as I will be travelling, but will be back in time for our November meeting.  In addition to a great program, members will be approving recommendation of amount to fund 2018 Grants. You won’t want to miss this one.  See you then!

Kristi Nelson Householder, President

        

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

November Membership Meeting

Date: November 9

Time: 10a.m. Social, 10:30a.m. Business Meeting

Location: Home of Lisa Skyhorse

565 S. Lakeside Drive, Hesperus, CO

Program: Lisa Skyhorse, Skyhorse Saddles

 

Lisa & Loren Skyhorse, master saddle makers since 1974.  Together they have produced over 1,000

custom saddles, leather art, home décor and smaller custom leather pieces.  They have been recognized and received many awards through the years. Lisa began leather work while attending UCLA as an Art Major.  Lisa and Loren both joined DFA late last year.  This will be a real treat!

Directions:  U.S. Hwy 160 West of Durango, turn south on Lake Durango Drive, then left on Lakeside Drive, Continue ½ mile – second house on the left (Santa Fe. Style with large buffalo sculpture.)  Meeting held in the main house.   Phone: 259-3222.

 

 

Leather Cuff Bracelet Making Class

Date:  November 9, 2017 – following the November DFA Business Meeting

Time: 1-3p.m.

Location:  The home of Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

565 S. Lakeside Drive- Hesperus.

                                                                      Cost: $40pp, includes supplies (limited to 10 persons, only 4 spots left)

                                                                     Checks payable to DFA, collected the day of the event

 

 Bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy following our business meeting & program before the workshop begins.)  Beverages & Dessert will be provided.

Advance Registration:  SOLD OUT

 

HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE

Mark your calendars:  JoAnn Trimberger is again hosting our group for a fun holiday cookie exchange in her lovely picture perfect mountain holiday home. 

 

Location: JoAnn’s home, 200 Red Oaks Lane, Hesperus

Time: 12-3:00p.m.  Cost: $35,(payable to DFA)

 

What to bring:  2 doz. Cookies to share.   Take home 2 doz. assorted cookies to enjoy!   A new, wrapped ornament for exchange and an appetizer to share. Let JoAnn know what you are planning to bring to avoid duplications. Wine & Beverages provided.   What a fun holiday affair!

RSVP:  joanntrimberger@hotmail.com

Mail checks payable to DFA to JoAnn Trimberger, 200 Red Oak Land, Hesperus, CO 81326.

 

Directions: Take Wild Cat Canyon road (141) south past Rafter J and just before Shenandoah. Turn right on the 125, go to the mailboxes and take a right on South Lakeside Drive. Go all the way, about 2 miles or so, until you see a gate. Take a right (can’t turn left) on Red Oaks. We are the 2nd turn on the right. You will only go past 1 house on the right; 200 Red Oaks, circular drive way with a large pine tree in the middle, 5th wheel in the driveway area too. Can’t miss it. Any questions just call 970-403-4148

 

 

January Membership Meeting – Revised Date:  Thursday Jan. 18th

We’ve moved our January meeting to the third Thursday, to accommodate the Grants committee and holiday schedules.  Location and program to be announced. 

 

The business meeting will include Introduction of the Board of Directors and Grants Committee recommendations for grant recipients. Not to be missed!

 

Upcoming:  Dancing Divas:  Not limited to just DFA members. Invite your friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno 7 Kristi Householder, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Loraine Sufficool, Maggie Sauer, Kroeger’s Ace Hardware Round-up, July

Carol Bruno, Durango Rock Fest Aug. 12 – donations & merchandise sales

Loraine Sufficool: Nature’s Oasis Wooden Nickel

Karren Little: Hula Dance- Sept. 9 

Debra May, Carol House: Fall Hike & Barn BBQ- Sept. 22

Mary Kay Lambert: Heart Health- Sept 28

Susie Amman and Sue Weirather, Membership meeting gift drawings and Merchandise –ongoing

Income from the 2017 fundraisers thus far exceeds $12,000.  THANK YOU! 

 

Freaky Friday preliminary results. Drum roll please!

Auction: A scooch under $8,000

Merchandise: $575

Luncheons/Donations: well over $1,000

 

This outstanding result couldn’t have happened without the support of our great business community and countless DFA volunteers who donated items, invited friends to the luncheon, pitched in to help procure and gather auction items, decorate, sell merchandise, check in, check out, and clean up!

 

THANK YOU! 

 

~ The End ~

 

 

 

 

 

 NEWS YOU CAN USE

October 2017

 

President’s Message:  

Our annual fall silent auction and luncheon have been our biggest fundraisers each year.  I hope you will plan to join us on “Freaky Friday” October 13th.  Advance reservations are requiredDetails below

Please forgive my absence, as I will be attending a college friend’s first wedding that weekend in Boulder.  I’m sorry to miss the event, but so pleased with my team, putting on another fantastic event. Thanks to event organizers, Carol Bruno, Christine Rachlin, Karren Little, Myriam Palmer, Mary Kay Lambert, Teresa Lashley, Jo Ann Trimberger, Loraine Sufficool, Carol House, Judy Fairchild, Debra May and

Susan Weirather.

For those who attended our 2017 Grant Recipient presentations, it was great to learn about the many projects our grant funds contribute to, and wonderful to hear the passion of those project organizers.  Keep up the Good Work! 

Kristi Nelson Householder, President

         CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Freaky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM

Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre

699 Main, -Durango

Cost: $45 per person, checks payable to DFA- Advance Reservations Required – send your check (payable to DFA) Attn: Myriam Palmer,

Mail To:  DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango, CO 81302 by Oct. 9th

Entertainment:  Daniel Russell- Winner of the “Durango Voice.”

Daniel has been playing piano/keyboard since the age of 5, and is now composing his own music. He was a stand-out in this year’s competition!

PLUS:  Several couples who participated in this year’s “Dancing with the Durango Stars,” with introductions made by Leslie Carlson.

 

Leather Cuff Bracelet Making Class

Date:  November 9, 2017 – following the November DFA Business Meeting

Time: 1-3p.m.

Location:  The home of Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

565 S. Lakeside Drive- Hesperus.

                                                                      Cost: $40pp, includes supplies (limited to 10 persons, only 4 spots left)

                                                                     Checks payable to DFA, collected the day of the event

 

 Bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy following our business meeting & program before the workshop begins.)  Beverages & Dessert will be provided.

Advance Registration:  Contact Loraine Sufficool 884-2803 email:  rlsufficool@aol.com

November Membership Meeting

Date: November 9

Time: 10a.m. Social, 10:30a.m. Business Meeting

Location: Home of Lisa Skyhorse

565 S. Lakeside Drive, Hesperus, CO

Program: Lisa Skyhorse, Skyhorse Saddles

 

Lisa & Loren Skyhorse, master saddle makers since 1974.  Together they have produced over 1,000 custom saddles, leather art, home décor and smaller custom leather pieces.  They have been recognized and received many awards through the years. Lisa began leather work while attending UCLA as an Art Major.  Lisa and Loren both joined DFA late last year.  This will be a real treat!

Directions:  U.S. Hwy 160 West of Durango, turn south on Lake Durango Drive, then left on Lakeside Drive, Continue ½ mile – second house on the left (Santa Fe. Style with large buffalo sculpture.)  Meeting held in the main house.   Phone: 259-3222.

 

 

HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE

Mark your calendars:  JoAnn Trimberger is again hosting our group for a fun holiday cookie exchange in her lovely picture perfect mountain holiday home. 

Date:  December 7th   12-3pm

JoAnn’s home.  200 Red Oaks Lane, Hesperus.  Cost:  $35 (Checks to DFA)

Bring 2 doz. Cookies to share.   Take home 2 doz. assorted cookies to enjoy! Bring an appetizer to share.  Wine and beverages provided.   What a fun holiday affair!

RSVP:  joanntrimberger@hotmail.com

 

Nature’s Oasis Wooden Nickel

Nature’s Oasis offers a program for customers who bring their own reusable grocery bags.  Each time you bring your own bag, the cashier presents you with a “Wooden Nickel” as a thank you.  Customers are to put the nickel in the donation jar of their choice, and then they send that money to a charity.  We were the benefactors of this program in August and will again be eligible the month of October.  So, bring your bags and go shopping!   Thank you Nature’s O!

 

NEW:   AMAZON SMILE – www.smile.amazon.com

Do you shop on Amazon?  Shop on Amazon Smile instead, because Durango Friends of the Arts is now listed as a charitable organization and will receive a 0.5% rebate quarterly from the Amazon Smile Foundation, based on any purchases you make.  The Amazon experience & selection is the same… but DFA will receive a small donation, so let’s make our shopping count!  Thanks to DFA member Nancy Kimble for introducing us to this new fundraising opportunity.

Here is a direct link-       https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-4730656

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno 7 Kristi Householder, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Loraine Sufficool, Maggie Sauer, Kroeger’s Ace Hardware Round-up, July

Carol Bruno, Durango Rock Fest Aug. 12 – donations & merchandise sales

Loraine Sufficool: Nature’s Oasis Wooden Nickel

Karren Little: Hula Dance- Sept. 9 

Debra May, Carol House: Fall Hike & Barn BBQ- Sept. 22

Mary Kay Lambert: Heart Health- Sept 28

Susie Amman and Sue Weirather, Membership meeting gift drawings and Merchandise –ongoing

Income from the 2017 fundraisers thus far exceeds $12,000.  THANK YOU! 

 

~ The End ~

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE

September 2017

 

President’s Message:  To date, since our inception in 1991, Durango Friends of the Arts has donated over a half a million dollars in grants, which helps our community remain vibrant, interesting and creative.  Our efforts help Make Durango, the kind of place we want to call home!  Thank you for your vested interest and your time, to make our organization strong and everlasting!

To see how our grant funds are used, plan to join us at the September 14th event at the Strater Hotel, for short presentations from our Grant Recipients. To add to our 2018 Grant Fund, be sure to attend some of the interesting fall programs and don’t miss the annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction on ‘Freaky Friday’ October the 13th! 

Kristi Nelson Householder, President

 

REVISED TIMES AND INFORMATION (In red)

 

September General Membership Meeting & Grant Presentations

Date:  Thursday Sept. 14th

Strater Hotel – 699 Main – Downstairs Pullman Room

Cash Bar all evening. Husbands and Friends Welcome

5:00-6:00 p.m. Early Salad Bar and Pasta Dinner Buffet (Dinner is optional)

Cost:  $30 p.p.  (Checks made out to Strater Hotel)

ADVANCE RSVP (for dinner) REQUIRED:  Email Karren Little at littlekarren.little@gmail.com

Mail your dinner check (made to Strater) to Karren at 84 Hidden Treasure, Durango, CO 81301

Meeting:  6 – 6:15 p.m.  (Very Brief)

Grant Recipient Presentations will begin at 6:15 and we hope to be done before 8 p.m.

This is an important event, and we hope you will plan to join us.

 

If you have Silent Auction Items to donate for the fall luncheon event, please bring them to the Sept. meeting and give to Christine Rachlin.

 

Fundraising Events

NEW EVENT – Sept. 9th

Hawaiian Hula Dance Workshop with Ananda Foley

Saturday, Sept. 9th 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

$35 p.p. (Checks made to DFA)

Smiley Building 2nd Floor, Room 24 – 1309 E. 3rd Ave.

(Ananda lead the hula group that entertained us at the July potluck.) 

Hula is a meditation-in-motion. It is the bodily expression of ALOHA: living a life of kindness and tenderness, unity and harmony, honesty and humility, patience and perseverance.  Gentle and supportive for mature dancers. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes to allow for movement.  Loose skirts work great! 

She will be teaching us basic steps of this graceful dance.

 

Bring your friends, husbands & children (over age 7,) for a delightful, fun afternoon.  

Hula Event Coordinator for DFA, Karren Little.

Email:  littlekarren.little@gmail.com    or call (970) 799-2914

 

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Freaky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM

Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre

699 Main, -Durango

Cost: $45 per person, checks payable to DFA- Advance Reservation Required

Entertainment will be worth the price of admission

Spooky attire optional!

 

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact  information to  myriamandtony@gmail.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

 

And don’t forget to contact Carol Bruno or Christine Rachlin if you have donations for the Silent Auction.

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: through September 16

Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

 

Now through -September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    

 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations.

Identify yourself as DFA member so we get the rebate.

The West in Song and Story performers are:

 August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com

Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade

Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com

Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch

Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch

 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).

Carol House co-host

Cost: $40.00 per person, checks payable to DFA

                                            RSVP Debra May: Email:  debramay20@yahoo.com

                                             Fun for couples: where the movie City Slickers was filmed.

 

HEART HEALTH – CPR Informational Class: “Save a Life”

Date: September 28, 2017

Time: 10-11:30AM

Location: Durango Public Library Program Room

Cost: $35, Checks payable to DFA   Contact: Mary Kay Lambert – marykaykappadelta@gmail.com

 

This event is open to the public, so invite your friends, husbands, and neighbors. Participants will not be practicing CPR but receive first aid instructions including CPR and other lifesaving actions.

 

Leather Cuff Bracelet Making Class

Date:  November 9, 2017 – following the November DFA Business Meeting

Time: 1-3p.m.

Location:  The home of Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

565 S. Lakeside Drive-  Hesperus.

                           Cost: $40pp, includes supplies (limited to 10 persons)

                         Checks payable to DFA, collected the day of the event

 

 Bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy following our business meeting & program before the workshop begins.)  Beverages & Dessert will be provided.

Advance Registration:  Contact Loraine Sufficool 884-2803 email:  rlsufficool@aol.com

 

November Membership Meeting

Date: November 9

Time: 10a.m. Social, 10:30a.m. Business Meeting

Location: Home of Lisa Skyhorse

565 S. Lakeside Drive, Hesperus, CO

Program: Lisa Skyhorse, Skyhorse Saddles

 

Lisa & Loren Skyhorse, master saddle makers since 1974.  Together they have produced over 1,000 custom saddles, leather art, home décor and smaller custom leather pieces.  They have been recognized and received many awards through the years.

Lisa began leather work while attending UCLA as an Art Major.  Lisa and Loren both joined DFA late last year.  Plan to join us!

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

 

NEW:   AMAZON SMILE – www.smile.amazon.com

Do you shop on Amazon?  Shop on Amazon Smile instead, because Durango Friends of the Arts is now listed as a charitable organization and will receive a 0.5% rebate quarterly from the Amazon Smile Foundation, based on any purchases you make.  The Amazon experience & selection is the same… but DFA will receive a small donation, so let’s make our shopping count!  Thanks to DFA member Nancy Kimble for introducing us to this new fundraising opportunity.

Here is a direct link-       https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-4730656

 

Special Thanks!

We would like to thank the organizers of the 3rd Annual Durango Rock Fest. DFA was the benefactor of the concert series on Aug. 12th at Buckley Park.  Special Thanks to Rachael Holiday, Kyle Dalton, and X Rock (105.3) plus the Rusty Shovel Saloon in Vallecito.  THANK YOU to Carol Bruno, Mary Kay Lambert, and Susie Ammann for manning our booth at the event. 

 

Logo:  Neil Hannum – Graphic Designer and owner of “The Chip Peddler” graciously re-worked out Petroglyph logo for use on imprinted merchandise.  We can all support him, by…”Eating more of those delicious chips!”  (Should anyone need the DFA logo in digital format, you can contact Kristi or Susan Weirather.)

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Loraine Sufficool, Maggie Sauer, Kroeger’s Ace Hardware Round-up, July

Carol Bruno, Durango Rock Fest Aug. 12 – donations & merchandise

Susie Amman and Sue Weirather, Membership meeting gift drawings and Merchandise –ongoing

Income from the 2017 fundraisers thus far exceeds $10,000.  THANK YOU!

 

~ The End ~

 

REVISED TIMES AND INFORMATION (In red)

September General Membership Meeting

Date:  Thursday Sept. 14th

Strater Hotel – 699 Main – Downstairs Pullman Room

Cash Bar all evening. Husbands and Friends Welcome

5:00-6:00 p.m. Early Salad Bar and Pasta Dinner Buffet (Dinner is optional)

Cost:  $30 p.p.  (Checks made out to Strater Hotel)

ADVANCE RSVP (for dinner) REQUIRED:  Email Karren Little at littlekarren.little@gmail.com

Mail your dinner check (made to Strater) to Karren at 84 Hidden Treasure, Durango, CO 81301

Meeting:  6 – 6:15 p.m.  (Very Brief)

Grant Recipient Presentations will begin at 6:15 and we hope to be done before 8 p.m.

This is an important event, and we hope you will plan to join us.

 

If you have Silent Auction Items to donate for the fall luncheon event, please bring them to the Sept. meeting and give to Christine Rachlin.

 

 

                      NEW EVENT – Sept. 9th

Hawaiian Hula Dance Workshop with Ananda Foley

Saturday, Sept. 9th 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

$35 p.p. (Checks made to DFA)

Current Hula students – suggested donation of $15

Smiley Building 2nd Floor, Room 24 – 1309 E. 3rd Ave.

(Ananda lead the hula group that entertained us at the July potluck.) 

Hula is a meditation-in-motion. It is the bodily expression of ALOHA: living a life of kindness and tenderness, unity and harmony, honesty and humility, patience and perseverance. This movement is as soothing for the soul as it is a discipline for the body. Gentle and supportive for mature dancers as well. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes to allow for movement.  Loose skirts work great!  She will be teaching us basic steps of this graceful dance.

Participation is limited, so sign up early.  Bring your friends for a delightful, fun afternoon.   Event Coordinator for DFA, Karren Little.

Email:  littlekarren.little@gmail.com    or call (970) 799-2914

 

 

 

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

 August 2017

 President’s Message: It was wonderful to see so many of you at Mary Husemoller’s lovely home in July. Thanks to Mary for hosting us again this year, and to Karren Little, who has so thoughtfully organized such interesting programs such as the Hula Dance Ohana, which was particularly spiritual and beautiful to watch performed from Mary’s back patio overlooking Lake Durango and the LaPlata Mountains.

Our Fall Luncheon/Silent Auction team is putting together a great event for Oct. 13th. If members have any guests they would like to invite, please let Myriam Palmer know their names & addresses by emailing her at myriamandtony@gmail.com.

I also want to recognize Loraine Sufficool and Maggie Sauer for introducing DFA to the Kroeger’s Ace Hardware ‘Round-Up’ program that generated a whopping $2,000 in July to add to our grant funds for next year. Thank you!

Last year Tina Marie Trump (2016 President) participated in the Americans for the Arts, Arts Prosperity Study. Those results were released to Durango city officials July 11th and the study shows that Arts & Culture are responsible for 18.1 million dollars in economic impact for Durango. Our part in helping to fund other non-profits truly makes our community both creatively interesting and sustainable.

Quoting Jack London… “You can’t wait for inspiration…you have to go after it with a club!”

Kristi Householder, President

 

September General Membership Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 5-6p.m. Salad bar/Pasta bar dinner (optional)
Dinner Cost: $30 p.p. (Pay Strater at time of event)
6:00PM Meeting, followed by Grant Recipients’ Presentations @ 6:45p.m.                                        
Location: Strater Hotel, (Downstairs Pullman Room) 699 Main Avenue

 This special evening meeting summarizes the “why” of DFA. Our grant recipients will be allotted 3 minutes each to describe how they have used our funds. Husbands and friends welcome. With an early start, we hope to have this meeting concluded by 8p.m. or earlier.

 

Fundraising Events

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit. A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort. Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

 

THE BIG EVENT

 

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Freaky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM, Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre
699 Main, -Durango
Cost: $45 per person, checks payable to DFA- Advance Reservation Required
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission|
Spooky attire optional!

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

If the Grant Recipients’ Presentations on September 14 are the “Why” of DFA, then the Annual Luncheon is a big “How”. Traditionally, most of the non-members who attend are guests of or seated with members, making members the most important contributors to the success of our biggest fundraiser of the year. We can almost guarantee that you can sit together with any and all of your friends, whether you have a table full, just a couple or a few. Be sure to list or have your friends indicate that they want to sit with you! And don’t forget to contact Carol Bruno if you have donations for the Silent Auction.

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

Now through -September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations. Identify yourself as DFA member so we get the rebate. The West in Song and Story performers are:

 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff   bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot  peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

 

Fall Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:3pm -7:30pm
Cost: $40.00 per person, checks payable to DFA

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch. Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB). Carol House co-host 

Fun for couples also where the movie City Slickers was filmed.

 

CPR Class: “Save a Life”

Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 10-11:30AM
Location: Durango Public Library Program Room
Cost: $35, Checks payable to DFA
Contact: Mary Kay Lambert – marykaykappadelta@gmail.com

This event is open to the public, so invite your friends, husbands, and neighbors. Participants will not be practicing CPR but receive first aid instructions including CPR and other lifesaving actions.

 Additional Fundraisers:

Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)

NEW: Hula Dance Ohana – Karren Little Organizer (Hula Dance Instruction Class with Ananda Foley– Smiley Building) (August- details to come in separate email very soon.)

December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

More Possibilities: Hula Dance instruction, Karren Little, French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (Feb 2018) Contact Kristi Householder. Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse. 10 a.m. Social/ 10:30 a.m. Meeting

 Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10
JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17
Loraine Sufficool, Maggie Sauer, Kroeger’s Ace Hardware Round-up, July
Susie Amman and Sue Weirather, Membership meeting gift drawings and Merchandise -ongoing

 

~ The End ~

 

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

 

July 2017

 

President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!

Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 

Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 13,

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller

748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus

(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com

No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:

If your last name begins with:

A-E – Main Dish

F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)

L-R – Appetizers

S-Z – Dessert

Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.

Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 

please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).

We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 

Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.

DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.

Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

Fundraising Events

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: From July 5 through September 16

Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and

identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:

MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au

July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com

July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com

July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com

July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com

 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff

 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress

August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca

August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm

August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com

Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade

Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com

Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango

Cost: $45 per person

Entertainment will be worth the price of admission

Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to

myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch

Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”

 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!

Carol House co-host

Cost: $40.00 per person

More details in August newsletter!

 

Additional Fundraisers:

Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)

Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert

December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:

September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor

November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~The End~

 

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    June 2017

 

President’s Message: Our organization name says it all… “Durango,” ”Friends” and “Arts.”  Our fundraising events and membership meeting programs certainly provide a wonderful opportunity to build friendships with like-minded people, who all appreciate supporting our vibrant artistic community in and around Durango.  Your participation, however much, or as little as you have time for, all help to sustain DFA’s mission ~ “Supporting the arts in our community.”   We hope you’ll join in and participate with the many exciting events and activities we have planned. 
Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078
RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dis
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

If you would like to have wine with your lunch,
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser.
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian
entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive. Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

 Fundraising Events

We had such a wonderful time at Veryl’s home at our May meeting, we wanted to be sure you all know about the Grand Opening Celebration for her new gallery, June 3 at Veryl Goodnight Gallery, 106 Grand Avenue, Mancos, CO, 4PM-7PM
The large horse painting “The Morning Jingle” DFA members previewed has now been completed and will be unveiled at 6 p.m. that evening.  There will also be a Small Wall featuring Colorado Landscapes and Animals. Paul Boyer will have displays of his International photography in his studio
which is in the back of Veryl’s gallery. The gallery sign is hung and the screen doors will be up too! Check her web site for event details. www.VerylGoodnight.com

Veryl has graciously agreed to donate 10% to DFA on any purchases made by DFA members
through the Grand Opening June 3.

 

Evening on the Animas
Date: Saturday, June 10th 5:30-8:00 P.M.
SOLD OUT!
Kristi will contact attendees directly by email with details
Committee: Mary Kay Lambert, Carol Bruno, Betsy Janeczek, Kristi Householder

 

Father’s Day Pie Sale
Date: June 17
Location: Farmer’s Market
Bakers, start your engines (beaters!)
Contact: joanntrimberger@hotmail.com or call (970) 403-4148 if you are willing to bake a pie!
We can arrange for pick-up and drop off times/locations. Pies needed! All proceeds from pie sale will be donated to DFA.

Hey ladies, this is a no brainer fundraiser. Just bake a pie or two, get it to JoAnn, and she and her committee do the rest. The community loves this, it is great PR for DFA, and we also sell limited DFA merchandise. Note: do not make pies that require refrigeration!!

The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:
July 6. Gary Allegretto
July 13.  Kristyn Harris
July 20. Yampa Valley Boys
July 27.  KG and the Ranger
Aug 3.    To be announced
Aug 10. Belinda Gail
Aug 17.  Ed Pekeekoot
Aug 31.  Claudia Nyguaard.
Aug 24.  Brooke Turner.
Sept 7.    Richard and Steve Eloyan
Sept 14.  Doug Figgs

 

Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters.

 Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction: Oct. 13th: Strater Hotel.   Contact Carol Bruno, njbruno.50@gmail.com, 259-0313, if you can help with silent auction items or volunteer to serve on a committee. This is our signature event of the year and it is very important that all DFA members provide their support. 

additionally
Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Hike and Picnic, September 22, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

 More Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above. Note: DFA was not selected for the Sky Ute Money Grab however we’ll try again next year!

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artist Lisa Skyhorse

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

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NEWS YOU CAN USE!

May 2017

 President’s Message: Our neighboring community of Mancos is rolling out the red carpet for us on May 11th!   Thanks to my friends, Veryl Goodnight and her husband Roger Brooks, for hosting us at their ranch for our meeting and a very special private tour of Veryl’s art studio. Truly this is a rare opportunity to see where a world renowned artist creates and a chance to hear about her personal artistic inspirations. You won’t want to miss this!   -Kristi Householder, President

 

General Membership Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Location: Veryl Goodnight’s Home and Studio – 44255 Road L – Mancos, CO.
(Directions below – plan 30 minutes from downtown Durango,
carpooling recommended – ranch is located between Hesperus and Mancos)
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30 Membership Meeting
11:00 Tour of Goodnight Studio and Ranch
Program: Works in progress and her approach to art.

Veryl Goodnight, is an internationally acclaimed artist known for her bronze sculptures and paintings of the American West, who lives near Mancos. Following the meeting, members are encouraged to drive to Mancos (just 3miles) to visit her gallery which is as rich with history as with art, as well as the other galleries, shops and restaurants in downtown Mancos. They are expecting us, so plan to make a day of this!

Veryl has a lineage with western history, as a descendant of cattle baron Charles Goodnight (Goodnight Trail.) This close connection to history has been the inspiration for many of her bronze sculptures and paintings. She has been sculpting since 1973. To learn more about Veryl’s many accomplishments, log onto www.verylgoodnight.com.  You can also view a video highlighting her inspiration, creation and installation of “The Day the Wall Came Down” a sculpture created celebrating the freedom of the end of the Cold War. One 12 ’ tall, 30’ long sculpture sits in Berlin at the Allied Museum and another in front of the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, TX. www.youtube.com/watch?v+UEIkx3B3aK8

In October 2016, Veryl was inducted into the “Cowgirl Hall of Fame.” She really is a local ‘super star’ and we’re so fortunate to be invited onto her ranch. www.youtube.com/watch?v+RDo85n1A6Bs

She has always been passionate about her horses, wildlife and the great outdoors. Her ranch is now home to many of her live models; horses, donkeys, dogs (sled dogs in fact) and will provide a breathtaking mountainside background for our gathering.

Directions:   Take U.S. Hwy 160 West towards Cortez (24.7 miles).   Turn right (North) at the large Echo Basin sign, (CR 44) and drive 1 mile to Road L, turn right.   Almost immediately, turn left at the black mailbox perched on an upright log, (44255 Road L.) Go past the barn/studio and up to the drive to the house. Park along the side of the drive. Members are requested not to arrive before 9:45AM. Drive time from the Doubletree is just 30min.

Downtown Mancos: For more details about galleries, lunch options, etc. scroll to the end of the newsletter. These businesses are going out of their way to welcome us, so it should be fun!

Fundraising Events

 

Zumba Class with Karyn Gabaldon
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Location: Smiley Building, 1309 E. 3rd Avenue   2nd Floor Dance Studio
Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM
Cost: $15   RSVP kgabaldon@rmi.net

 This is a Low Impact ~ High Energy and FUN way to work out. Beginners are welcome and no experience is needed. Karyn will go through all the moves and most are very repetitive. Karyn has been dancing Zumba for about 10 years and got her certification 3 years ago. Her weekly classes at the Smiley Dance Center are fun and exhilarating. Rarely does anyone leave without a smile on their face! Please call or email her with questions or to register. 970-946-8292

Couples Hand and Foot Card Game Lesson
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Location: Carol House’s Home at 3189 E. Animas Village Drive
Time: 3PM – 8PM
Cost: $40per person
Reservations: Carol House at house.redearth@gmail.com

This event includes appetizers, dinner and wine along with lesson and play. Limited to 6 couples and only 3 slots left. This event is back by popular demand as the event in March was a sellout.

Help: We need a couple volunteers to help Carol hostess this event at her home in town. Please volunteer!

 

Pending: Sky Ute Casino Money Booth

            Date: May 18
Watch for an email blast if DFA is selected to participate!

 

Mah Jongg and Plant Sale
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Location: Marjie Wilson’s Home- 656 Jack Rabbit Trail
Time: start at 11:30AM
Cost: $35pp, checks payable to DFA, 100% donated to DFA (bring day of event.)Hosted by Marjie Wilson, co-chair Loraine Sufficool, plants by Bayfield gardens. Baked Potato Bar and salad. Event limited to 20, RSVP A.S.A.P. to Loraine Sufficool, rlsufficool@aol.com

Evening on the Animas

Date: Saturday, June 10th 5:30-8:00 P.M.
Beer, Wine, Appetizers and Entertainment at Kristi & Steve’s home/backyard on the Animas River.
No games…just food & fun for everyone near Baker’s Bridge, all supporting DFA.
Entertainment: The Back Porch Swing Band (Andy & Betsy Janeczek & friends)
Cost: $35 p.p. Individuals & Couples invited. Checks to DFA collected at the front door.
Limit 40 persons
RSVP: Kristi@frontier.net or (970) 247-4260
Committee: Mary Kay Lambert, Carol Bruno, Betsy Janeczek, Kristi Householder

 

 Father’s Day Pie Sale

Date: June 17
Location: Farmer’s Market
Bakers, start your engines (beaters!)
Contact: joanntrimberger@hotmail.com or call (970) 403-4148 if you are willing to bake a pie!
We can arrange for pick-up and drop off times/locations. Pies needed!
All proceeds from pie sale will be donated to DFA.

Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters

Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Hike and Picnic, end of June, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction: Oct. 13th: Strater Hotel.
Contact Carol Bruno, njbruno.50@gmail.com, 259-0313, if you can help with silent auction items or volunteer to serve on a committee.
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

 More Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/More details in future newsletters:
July 13, Annual Potluck luncheon, Hawaiian Theme, Mary Husemoller’s home
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artist Lisa Skyhorse

 

Spotlight on Merchandise
Susie will have merchandise at Veryl’s    DFA merchandise is selling like crazy!!

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~but wait…there’s still more about Mancos~

More about the May 11 Meeting ~ Downtown Mancos Welcome’s you!

 Veryl Goodnight Gallery: 106 West Grand Avenue www.verylgoodnightgallery.com
Photographer Paul Boyer’s studio will be open also.
On the same block as Veryl’s gallery are several other wonderful stores and galleries.

 Olio’s:   It’s not just a great restaurant, it’s an artist gallery too. They don’t serve lunch, but they are opening so that we can view the exhibit of artist, Susan Matteson. www.oliomancos.com

Kilgore American Indian Art: Kelly’s parents had a trading post on the reservation and worked at Toh-A-Tin. She is very knowledgeable and has lovingly displayed wonderful, authentic historical Native American Art as well as that of contemporary artists. www.kilgoreamericanindianart.net

Mancos Common Press:   With a grant from the Ballantine Foundation and the State of CO, a few residents of Mancos have been working to return the newspaper space and vintage printing press into a working art printing facility. Jim Law or Betsy Harrison will open the building that afternoon for us. www.mancoscommonpress.com

Artisans of Mancos: A local artisan coop with jewelry, pottery, homespun alpaca etc.   Everything here is original!   www.artisansofmancos.com

Beehive:   A mélange of art and gift shop items.

Alpacka Raft:   Originally started in Alaska, this backpack raft making company came to Mancos three years ago. The facility is just across the river from The Absolute Bakery.   They gave me a quick tour and it was fascinating watching the making of these ingenious 2-3 lb rafts!

Lunch is not arranged, but there are some great and varied choices for your lunch at leisure. After Veryl’s Gallery visit, have lunch and then stroll OR stroll first and then have lunch. Like we said, the businesses in Mancos are looking forward to your visit.

  • Absolute Bakery and Café – On Main– just before the bridge.   If you’ve been there, you know the food is great. Sandwiches/salads
  • Chavolo’s Mexican Restaurant – 121 Railroad Ave (by the gas station near the highway) Great Margarita’s (we’ve been told.)
  • Millwood Junction- 101 Railroad Ave – just off highway. Full menu/full bar.
  • Kennebec Café-in Hesperus on your way back to Durango.

If you have questions, please call Karren Little, our event organizer, at 970-799-2914 cell.

Happy Trails – see you in Mancos! The End!

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NEWS YOU CAN USE!

April 2017

 

President’s Message

A DFA friend recently gave me a book of inspirational quotations, while I was recovering from back surgery. I randomly opened the book and my first read was this quote from William Shakespeare. “I can no other answer make, but THANKS, and THANKS!”Thanks goes to all of you who have joined DFA this year, attended interesting membership meetings and participated with some of our latest fundraising events. Thanks to our event organizers Susie Ammann, Leela Gill and Carol House. Read below to learn about other exciting events and activities. Our May membership meeting at nationally acclaimed artist Veryl Goodnight’s studio near Mancos on May 11th is an opportunity not to be missed and we hope to see you there!THANKS….and THANKS!   Kristi Householder, President.

 Exciting news about fundraising events below membership meeting information!

General Membership Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Veryl Goodnight’s Home and Studio
between Hesperus and Mancos
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30 Membership Meeting
11:00 Tour of Goodnight Studio and Ranch

Veryl Goodnight, www.verylgoodnight.com, is a renowned artist known for her sculptures and paintings who lives near Mancos. In October of 2016 Veryl was inducted into “The Cowgirl Hall of Fame” and also happens to be a dog sled musher. Following the meeting, members are encouraged to drive to Mancos to visit Veryl’s Gallery as well as several other galleries in downtown Mancos. Members may want to have lunch at The Bakery either before touring or after. Directions and carpooling suggestions will be included in the May newsletter.

Fundraising Events

 Back by Popular Demand – Get Fused #3
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Location: Get Fused Glass Studio and Gallery
600 Main Avenue, Ste 112
Time: 11AM – 2PM
Cost: $35 per person, checks payable to DFA, collected at the event

Class limited to 12. For reservations, contact Loraine Sufficool, rlsufficool@aol.ocm or 970-884-2803. Make your reservation ASAP! Each participant will receive two 5” glass plates of your own artistic design. The studio will provide materials and instruction.
Get creative, get to know other DFA members and take home a treasure! Susie Ammann – Event Chair

 

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Game Day – Playing with Words – Scrabble & UpWords
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Location: Nancy Macho’s Home
4976 CR234
Time: Starting at 10AM
Cost: $40pp, 100% donated to DFA

Breakfast snacks to start off with and Lunch, wine & dessert to follow later. Make check payable to Nancy Macho at 4976 CR234, Durango, Colorado 81301. Please send your check in and RSVP by April 14th as we are limited to 20 participants.

 

Zumba Class with Karyn Gabaldon
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Location: Smiley Building, 1309 E. 3rd Avenue
2nd Floor Dance Studio
Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM
Cost: $15

Couples Hand and Foot Card Game Lesson
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Location: Carol House’s Home
3189 E. Animas Village Drive
Time: 3PM – 8PM
Cost: $40per person
Reservations: Carol House at house.redearth@gmail.com

This event includes appetizers, dinner and wine along with lesson and play. Limited to 6 couples and only 3 slots left. This event is back by popular demand as the event in March was a sellout.

Mah Jongg and Plant Sale
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Location: Marjie Wilson’s Home
656 Jack Rabbit Trail
Time: start at 11:30AM
Cost: $35pp, checks payable to DFA, 100% donated to DFA

Hosted by Marjie Wilson, co-chair Loraine Sufficool, plants by Bayfield gardens. Baked Potato Bar and salad. Event limited to 20, RSVP A.S.A.P. to Loraine Sufficool, rlsufficool@aol.com

 

Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters.
Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Hike and Picnic, end of June, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
Farmer’s Market Pie Sale, June 17, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
Annual Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction, October 13, Chair Carol Bruno
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

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More Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Cinco de Mayo Party; Ya Ya Sisterhood Luncheon; Write your own Obituary, Contact Kristi Householder.Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE PAID BY MARCH 31
Annual membership dues: $35 individual, $50 family, $75 Corporate
Bring your check to the March 9th meeting, or mail to DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango, CO 81302
Invite your friends to join us too! Guests are always welcome to attend events or meetings.
If your annual membership is not received by March 31st, your name will be removed from our roster and you will no longer receive the email newsletters or event updates.

 

For your calendars, membership meetings for the remainder of the year, details in future newsletters:
July13, Annual Potluck luncheon, Hawaiian Theme, Mary Husemoller’s home
September 14, Grand Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artist Lisa Skyhorse

 Spotlight on Merchandise
DFA Merchandise update!  New items are available, come check out our new bling lanyards,
great for when you just can’t carry those keys, or don’t want to lose them!  Also great as name badge holders…
Planning a trip?  Check out our battery operated travel toothbrushes, just the thing for a quick getaway….
and with spring coming, the wine festivals begin, and the popular wine lanyards are back!  
DFA merchandise is selling like crazy!!

Kudos, Hooray, Celebrate Successes, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman,  2(two) Get Fused! events, 2/21 & 2/28
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19
Merchandise chairs: Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

Thanks from our grant recipients:

 “If you would be so kind as to pass on to your members our deep appreciation for the support your organization gave our festival this year, I would be so grateful. The 5th Annual Durango Celtic Festival was a smashing success by every measure. Not only were the award winning bands fantastic, but so were the many workshops. Plans are already well under way for 2018!” CJ Alderton, Event Chair

From Karren: Stillwater Music Foundation was overwhelmed by your generosity at our latest membership meeting.  We passed the hat to help generate funds for their recent move and new location, and collectively your generosity generated an impressive $1,200’s in contributions!   Way to go team!

For up-to-date DFA event listings, log onto www.durangofriends.org.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE!

March 2017

 President’s Message

The Durango Herald printed an article last month with the headline “Games, crafts, other activities may safeguard aging brain.” In short the article stated that new medical research states that we don’t have to spend a lot of money on fancy gadgets to stave off Alzheimer’s Disease…we just need to be active with these things: computer use, making crafts, playing games, socializing and reading.

Sounds like DFA not only helps our community by raising grant monies, but we can all benefit personally from the involvement!   We have a lot of fun things planned this coming year, so join us on the journey!

Thanks Again, Kristi Householder, 2017 President.

For up-to-date DFA event listings, log onto www.durangofriends.org.

General Membership Meeting
Date: March 9, 2017
Location: Durango Stillwater Music, Crossroads Center
1316 Main, New location, next door to Katzin Music
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30AM Business Meeting, 11AM, Program
Program: Intermediate A Capella Ensemble “vox Harmonix” will perform

 

MARCH 16th DFA FUN FUNDRAISER
What: Art Entertainment – Cocktails & Creations
An instructor will show participants the steps to create their unique version of Klimet’s The Kiss.
Unleash your creativity!
Location:  Cocktails and Creations, 600 Main Avenue #1
Former location of quilt store, below The Patio on the corner.
Time: 6PM-9PM
Cost: $50, Fee covers the canvas, paints & materials and the instructors’ time.
DFA will receive $10.00 per head for sign ups after the event.
Cocktails, mixed drinks and wine are extra at their bar.
Register on their web site.    

http://www.cocktailsandcreations.com

 Go to the Calendar, scroll ahead to March.  (Be patient, because each month takes time to download)  Then select March 16th which says it’s a Fundraiser for DFA at $50/head.  Fill out your data and sign up.  (It will say Congratulations, you’re signed up) There is no code to fill in. There is room for about sixty (60-65) people.  Invite your friends!  This will be fun.   If you decide the week of or the night of March 16th to come to Cocktails and Creations, please call Leela Gill at (970) 759-2400 to provide a headcount for any latecomers.   Colleen needs to have an exact headcount so she and her staff can set up the easels, canvases, and paints.
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.   INVITE FRIENDS AND SPOUSES TO JOIN YOU.
Event Chair:  Leela Gill 759-2400 email:  sleela@live.com

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 2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE PAID BY MARCH 31
Annual membership dues: $35 individual, $50 family, $75 Corporate
Bring your check to the March 9th meeting, or mail to DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango, CO 81302
Invite your friends to join us too! Guests are always welcome to attend events or meetings.
If your annual membership is not received by March 31st, your name will be removed from our roster and you will no longer receive the email newsletters or event updates.

 

Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters.

Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno
Game Day Luncheon, April, date TBA, Contact Nancy Macho
Couples Hand & Foot Lesson (card game) and Dinner, April 23, Chair Carol House
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Mah Jongg, luncheon, plant sale, May 19, Marji Wilson’s home, Contact Loraine Sufficool
Hike and Picnic, end of June, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
Farmer’s Market Pie Sale, June 17, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
Annual Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction, October 13, Chair Carol Bruno
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

 Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Cinco de Mayo Party; Ya Ya Sisterhood Luncheon; Write your own Obituary, Contact Kristi Householder; Zumba Class, Contact Karyn Gabaldon.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Spotlight on Merchandise

DFA Merchandise update!  New items are available, come check out our new bling lanyards,
great for when you just can’t carry those keys, or don’t want to lose them!
Also great as name badge holders…
Planning a trip?  Check out our battery operated travel toothbrushes, just the thing for a quick getaway….
and with spring coming, the wine festivals begin,
and the popular wine lanyards are back!

Correction – Grant recipients. The February newsletter incorrectly listed three applicants as grant recipients: Animas High School, Music in the Mountains Conservatory Scholarships, and Quadrivium Vocal Ensemble. Every year the Grants Committee scrupulously examines each application to confirm that it complies with the specific criteria in the DFA grant guidelines. Sometimes very worthwhile programs do not meet the required criteria and cannot be granted. The newsletter editor regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused. Myriam Palmer

Announcements

Grant Recipient’s Event: Durango Celtic Festival, March 9-12, durangocelticfestival.com, for details


 


NEWS YOU CAN USE!

February 2017

 

President’s Message

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for our first meeting of the year at the Durango Arts Center and special entertainment by Twenty Moons. It was my great honor to present our 2016 Volunteer of the Year award to the DFA newsletter editor Myriam Palmer. What a deserving recipient!

At our January meeting we approved $23,000 worth of grants to be distributed in 2017. Special thanks to Carol Bruno and her committee who invested their time and expertise to review and recommend these distributions. Truly this is the heart of our organization and so very rewarding to see our fundraising put to such good use.

Our new fundraising board members Loraine Sufficool and Judy Fairchild are looking for event chairs to organize activities for 2017. Your active participation helps build friendships, generates grant income for future years and keeps our social schedules interesting and busy. Thank you for your hard work and your support and encouragement as we start this next year of ‘fun’ fundraising. Details of our first fundraising event “Get Fused” scheduled for Feb. 21st is listed below.

Our next membership meeting will be held on March 9th at the new Stillwater Foundation location at the Crossroads Center next to Katzin Music. 10 a.m. social followed by a business meeting at 10:30 and program by the Stillwater Foundation, one of our grant recipients. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us there.

Thanks Again,   Kristi Householder, 2017 President.
DFA Board Meeting – Feb. 9, 2:00 p.m.   First National Bank Community Room

UPCOMING EVENTS: For up-to-date event listings, log onto www.durangofriends.org.

General Membership Meeting

Date: March 9, 2017

Location: Durango Stillwater Music, Crossroads Center

New location, next door to Katzin Music

Time: 10AM Social, 10:30AM Business Meeting

Program: Stillwater Music, Note: Stillwater is one of our grant recipients

 Fundraising Events!!!

Feb 21st event sold out, so we have a NEW SECOND DATE: Feb 28th, 11am-2pm at

Get Fused Glass Studio & Gallery!
600 Main Ave., Suite 112
Cost:  $35.00, payable to DFA

Come join us for a fused glass workshop!  We will each create two 5″ plates of our own design to take home.  Pam will teach us how to use the tools and materials, and we will each design our own creations. By making two pieces each, we will have the chance to experiment with a variety of styles and textures and colors…what a fun way to spend a winter afternoon with friends!   Class is limited to 12
Contact Susie Ammann at h82fly2@aol.com a.s.a.p. or call 375-7925 to reserve your spot.

 

But Wait, there’s More…on Page 2!

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MARCH 16th DFA FUN FUNDRAISER

  What: Art Entertainment – Cocktails & Creations

An instructor will show participants the steps to create their unique version of a selected painting. Unleash your creativity!

Location:  Cocktails and Creations, 600 Main Avenue #1

Former location of quilt store, below The Patio on the corner.

Time: 6PM-9PM 

Cost: $50, Fee covers the canvas, paints & materials and the instructors’ time.

DFA will receive $10.00 per head for sign ups after the event.

Cocktails, mixed drinks and wine are extra at their bar.

 Register on their web site.    http://www.cocktailsandcreations.com  Go to the Calendar, scroll ahead to March.  (Be patient, because each month takes time to download)  Then select March 16th which says it’s a Fundraiser for DFA at $50/head.  Fill out your data and sign up.  (It will say Congratulations, you’re signed up) There is no code to fill in. There is room for about sixty (60-65) people.  Invite your friends!  This will be fun.   If you decide the week of or the night of March 16th to come to Cocktails and Creations, please call Leela Gill at (970) 759-2400 to provide a headcount for any latecomers.   Colleen needs to have an exact headcount so she and her staff can set up the easels, canvases, paints.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.   INVITE FRIENDS TO JOIN YOU. Event Chair:  Leela Gill 759-2400 email:  sleela@live.com

 Coming Events for your calendar, details will follow in future newsletters following board approval.

 Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno
Game Day Luncheon, April, date TBA, Contact Nancy Macho
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Mah Jongg, luncheon, plant sale, Marji Wilson’s home, Contact Loraine Sufficool
Annual Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction, October 13, Chair Carol Bruno

Do you have ideas for new events?   Loraine Sufficool and Judy Fairchild are looking forward to members leading and participating in new DFA “fun” fundraisers. “It takes a village to run a club” and it is through “fun”draising that we raise the money to support our grants. Questions? Ideas?Contact Loraine at 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.

Easy Money: If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards. It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit. A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort. Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

More important news…. on Page 3!

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 Membership Roster Updates

We are excited to have a number of new members for 2017. We have also updated the roster with corrected email contact for Susan Weirather and Barbara Morrison. Go to www.durangofriends.org and follow the prompts on the “Members Only” page. If you are unable to open the document and you would like an email or printed hard copy of the latest roster, contact Kristi @ kristi@frontier.net or call (970) 247-4260.

~Congratulations to our 2017 Grant Recipients~

Be FRANK Foundation – Project O.I.N.K.
Dumpster Beautification Project
DAC Creativity Festivity
DAC Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships
DAC Holiday Family Musical Production – Annie, Durango Celtic Society Festival
Durango Choral Annual Children’s Music Camp
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Poets in Schools
4 Corners Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Music in the Mountains Goes to School
San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra
Jeff Solon “Live Music in the School House”
Southwest Civic Winds Concert
Stillwater Foundation – 7th Annual Party in the Park
Stillwater Foundation – Youth Scholarships
Thingamajig Theatre, 20 Moons’ Artist Showcase
Merely Players – Found Space Theatre
Merely Players – A Secret Garden: A Youth/Adult Theatre

Upcoming event from one of our grant recipients:

20MOONS Phases: an evening of improvisations, reflections & conversations
Saturday, March 18, 2017
6:30-9:30pm, open gallery style (come and go as you wish) Durango Arts Center
$15 per person at the door

It’s an installation style performance event: rather than formal theatre seating, the theatre will be open for mingling with a number of designated areas scattered around the space, including but not restricted to the stage, where performances will arise throughout the night. The 20MOONS musicians directed by Jeroen van Tyn will be playing throughout the evening as well. Audience members are invited to mingle, watch, and enjoy light food, and the DAC’s cash bar.
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 Dates and details of Grant Recipient events will be listed on our calendar of events as we encourage your participation. We hope to see you all on March 9th for our next membership meeting!


 


NEWS YOU CAN USE!
January 2017

General Membership Meeting
Date: January 12, 2017
Location: Durango Arts Center
802 East 2nd Avenue
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30AM Business Meeting
Grant Committee Recommendations
Program: 20 Moons Performance

As we ring in the New Year, we welcome our newest DFA board members Loraine Sufficool, Judy Fairchild, Ellen Siegel, and JoAnn Trimberger to a team of dedicated DFA members helping to raise monies to support the arts in our community. In january, we will be distributing an additional $23,000 bringing our grand total for the past 25 years to a whopping $473,000. Wow – this is impressive! You should all be proud of DFA’s huge contributions through the years.

We invite you to attend our January 12th meeting at the Durango Arts Center and bring your 2017 DFA membership dues. Better yet, invite your friends and family to join us too. We’ve all used the phrase “It takes a village”, and we want to encourage our membership to grow as we help our village to thrive in the arts community. Thank you for your continued support!

                                                                                                                                                                                   Kristi Nelson Householder, 2017 President

Membership Dues: Individual $35, Couple $50, Corporate $75
Mail to: DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango, CO 81302

DFA Board 2017

PRESIDENT          Kristi Householder          247-4260/759-6948                    kristi@frontier.net
VICE PRES.            Karren Little                     382-8897/c799-2914                   littlekarren.little@gmail.com
SECRETARY          JoAnn Trimberger           403-4148                                        joanntrimberger@hotmail.com
TREASURER          Christine Rachlin             375-0114/c749-6738                   chrismisc@mydurango.net
MEMBERSHIP      Debra May                         512-215-2234/512-565-5100      debramay20@yahoo
FUNDRAISING      Loraine Sufficool             884-2803/c946-6283                  rlsufficool@aol.com
Judy Fairchild                  259-9673/c759-9673                     judy78dro@q.com
NEWSLETTER       Myriam Palmer                375-0804                                        myriamandtony @gmail.com
WEBSITE                 Myriam Palmer                375-0804                                        myriamandtony@gmail.com
Carol Treat                        375-7781/c505-934-6830           caroltreat@durango.net
GRANTS(2017)       Carol Bruno                       259-0310/c749-0076                   cjbruno.50@gmail.com
PUBLICITY              Carol House                       385-4564/c749-6679                   house.redearth@gmail.com
HOSPITALITY        Carol Bruno                       259-0313/c749-0079                   cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Mary Kay Lambert          c703-955-0560                              marykaykappadelta@gmail.com
MERCHANDISE     Susie Ammann                  375-7925/c714-501-0176            h82fly2@aol.com
Susan Weirather                c903-7127                                      susanw621@q.com
OUTREACH              Ellen Siegel                          561-310-4545                               eg0205@gmail.com

*Bylaw note: Past President may serve as an ex-officio member of the board without voting privileges or impact on quorum requirements.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017
Membership Meetings the Second Thursday of Every Other Month!
Mark your calendars now and join the fun!

January 12: General Membership Meeting – Durango Arts Center Theatre 802 E. 2nd Avenue, 10AM Social, 10:30 Meeting – Approve 2017 Grants,
                     Bring $35 check for individual membership dues, Program: 20 Moons Dance Performance.

February 9: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room

March 9:   General Membership Meeting. 10AM Social, 10:30 Meeting.

March 31:  3017 Membership Dues deadline, $35 individual, mail checks to DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango 81301

April 13: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room

May 11: General Membership Meeting -10AM Social, 10:30 Meeting

June 8:  Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room

July 13:  General Membership Meeting – Annual Summer Pot Luck Luncheon

August 10: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room

September 14: General Membership and Spouses Meeting (EVENING EVENT with Grant Recipient Presentations) Strater Hotel Pullman Room,
699 Main, 6PM  Pasta Buffet Dinner Optional – 7PM Brief Business Meeting, 7:30PM Grant Recipient Brief Presentations

September 15: Grant Applications available for pick up at Karyn Cabaldon’s Fine Arts Gallery, 680 Main Avenue

October 12: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room

October 13: Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction, Strater Hotel. Our Biggest Event of the Year! 10AM Silent Auction and Social, 12 noon Luncheon, program/entertainment to follow. Note: Silent Auction procedures have been adjusted to reduce wait/lines following luncheon.

October 15: Grant applications deadline

November 9: General Membership Meeting, 10AM Social, 10:30AM Meeting. Nominations for 2018 slate of officers.

December 14: Board of Director’s Meeting/Holiday Gathering/New Member Luncheon.

MERCHANDISE SPOTLIGHT

Susie and Susan will bring selected items to the DAC and welcome your suggestions for new DFA items.

 


NEWS YOU CAN USE!
December, 2016

 

December Cookie Exchange
Date: December 8, 2016
Location: JoAnn Trimberger’s new home – members and guests only
200 Red Oaks Lane, Hesperus 81326
Time: 1:30 PM,

Appetizers & Refreshments will we served
Bring 2 dozen cookies and a take home container
Cost: $25 payable to DFA
Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
Share a wrapped Holiday ornament for Exchange
Reservations Deadline: November 30
RSVP: JoAnn Trimberger, joanntrimberger@hotmail.com
Send your checks to JoAnn to confirm your reservation

Message from Tina Marie
I want to thank each of you, our members, for allowing me the privilege to
serve as your President this year. It has been an honor, truly!
I would like you to know, that I feel this organization is fortunate to be
filled with such a diverse membership, with endless expertise, and
Enthusiasm, to work together towards our mission- a feat met every year!
I thank our 2016 Board of Directors, and all our member volunteers
for making this year a huge success! YOU ARE DFA!
I congratulate Kristi and our 2017 Board of Directors, and wish for them
And you our membership, a fabulous 2017 fundraising year!
Blessings, and have The Merriest of Holidays!
My love and friendship always, Tina Marie

Merchandise Spotlight

 

I still have items for Christmas stocking stuffers – I will not be dragging much to the Cookie Exchange unless you email me with a special request
– please feel free to do that!  Available are:  glitter stylus pens,
baseball caps in red or khaki, aprons and cookbooks, shopping tote bags,
sticky notes and notecards, and laughing roll-over dogs.
Sold out:  wine glass lanyards – will get more for next year.
Seasonal:  red, white and blue sunglasses – in stock, will bring on request, sort of a summer thing…
If you need anything, email me or call anytime and I will get it to you!

Much thanks –Susie Ammann h82fly2@aol.com (970) 375-7925 or (714) 501-0176

Kudos, Congratulations, and Hooray!

 Special thanks go to the following merchants and individuals who so graciously contributed to the Fall Luncheon. Remember to mention your appreciation when you visit these merchants or meet these friends of DFA:

6th St. Hair Salon, About Face Aesthetics, Artisano’s, Atlas Specific, Bangs! A Hair Design Studio, Bar D Chuckwagon, Elizabeth Barkley, Sandy Bauman, Doug Boykin, Carol Bruno, Chimayo Restaurant, Ft. Lewis Concert Hall, Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge,  Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Walter Dittmer, The Doubletree Hotel, Durango Arts Center, Durango Chamber Singers, Durango Coffee Company, Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Durango Doughworks, Earthen Vessel Gallery, East By Southwest Restaurant, Eolus Restaurant, Judy Fairchild, Four Leaves Winery, Friends of the Durango Public Library, Fuzziwigs, Gardenswartz Outdoors, Marilyn Garst, Glacier Club, Groove U, Lynn Heilbran, Honeyville, Kristi Householder, Jean Pierre Bakery and Cafe, Joy Art & Tea, Karen Galbydon Gallery, Karen Skelly Photography, Ken & Sue’s Restaurant, Cindy Kring, Kroegers Ace Hardware, Yvonne Lashmett, Karren Little, Lone Spur Cafe, Patricia Lorenzen, Nancy Macho, Lisa Mackey, Brenda Macon, Marconi’s Italian Restaurant, Debra May, Laura McWilliams, Merely Players, Mesteno Gallery, Anne Moreau, Syndey Morris, Music in the Mountains, Mutus Italian Kitchen, North City Market, Olde Tymer’s Cafe, Open Shutter Gallery, Overland Sheepskin Co., Myriam Palmer, Linda Pampinella, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Joanie Petersen, Marion Pierce, Plate Restaurant, Plaza Salon, Carolyn Plested, Rhonda Pulsfut, Power U, Prairie Fire Pecherons, Christine & Howard Rachlin, Bette Ralph, Susan Reed, Regenesis Intuitive Therapies, Dottie Robinson, Rochester Hotel, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Mary Rogers, San Juan Symphony, Jeff Solon, Southwest Civic Winds, Spaah Shop & Day Spa, Star Liquors, Strater Hotel, The Kennebec Cafe, The Palace Restaurant, The Red Garter Salon, The Red Snapper Restaurant, Thingamajig Theater, Tippy Canoe, Misty Tucson, Urban Market, V.I.P. Nails, Connie Voss, Susan Weirather, Diane Welle, Susan Welty, Wild Horse Saloon, Sally Wingate, John & Lucy Wornson.

Fall Luncheon: preliminary income $11,411, includes Merchandise sales

 

Celebrate successes in 2016:

Merchandise: Susie Ammann & Susan Weirather – $1,283,Hike, Luncheon, Mah Jongg at Marcia Baxter’s home – $1,050; American Idol Party: Karren Little leader – $480; Mah-Jongg lessons: Peeb Lupia leader – $400; Pie Sale: JoAnn Trimberger’s team – $600 pie, $100 DFA Merchandise; Snowdown Dinner and Show: Carol House leader – $260; Dottie Robinson Boutique Sale: $200; Garage/Estate Sale: Maggie Sauer leader – $1,100; Historic Walking Tours: Kristi Householder leader – $1,290 PLUS $30 donation from Nancy Macho – total $1,320; Zumba class: Karen Gabaldon leader – $410; DAC Fool for Love: $308; Game Day, August 5: Dottie Robinson leader – $437; Art Sale, August 5: RoseMarie Bartol leader – $841; Game Day on the Hill: Carol House leader – $800

 Many volunteers assisted with these fundraisers and loads of goodwill was generated in the community.

Happy New Year!

General Membership Meeting
Date: January 12, 2017
Location: Durango Art Center
802 E. Second Avenue
Time: 10:00 Social, 10:30 Meeting
Grant Committee Recommendations
Program: 20 Moons performance

As always, your newsletter editor welcomes your comments, suggestions, and constructive critiques. Contact me at myriamandtony@gmail.com. And keep your eyes peeled for a January newsletter.

NEWS YOU CAN USE!
 
July 2017
 
President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!
Thanks for your support!   -Kristi Householder, President
 
Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dish
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.
Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
Fundraising Events
 
The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and
identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au
July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com
July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com
July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com
July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com
 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango
Cost: $45 per person
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission
Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13
If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to
myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 
EASY MONEY: City Market Card
 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.
It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.
Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 
A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”
 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!
Carol House co-host
Cost: $40.00 per person
More details in August newsletter!
 
Additional Fundraisers:
Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse
 
Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10
JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather
~The End~

 

 
President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!
Thanks for your support!   -Kristi Householder, President
 
Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dish
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.
Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
Fundraising Events
 
The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and
identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au
July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com
July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com
July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com
July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com
 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango
Cost: $45 per person
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission
Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13
If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to
myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 
EASY MONEY: City Market Card
 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.
It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.
Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 
A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”
 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!
Carol House co-host
Cost: $40.00 per person
More details in August newsletter!
 
Additional Fundraisers:
Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse
 
Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10
JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather
~The End~

NEWS YOU CAN USE!
July 2017
President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers! Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000. Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year. Congratulations to all who helped and participated. You ladies and gents ROCK! It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck. Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th. Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!
Thanks for your support! -Kristi Householder, President
Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078
RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017
Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dish
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
If you would like to have wine with your lunch,
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser.
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!
Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.
Sign at end of driveway states “Private”
Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
Fundraising Events
The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main
From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan. She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members. So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales. If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer.
Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and
identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
MC for all shows: Carol Heuchan carolpoet.com.au
July 5-July 8: Gary Allegretto garyallegretto.com
July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris kristynharris.com
July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys yampavalleyboys.com
July 26-July 28: KG and the Ranger kgandtheranger.com
August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
August 9- August 12 Belinda Gail belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19 Ed Peekeecoot peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers
THE BIG EVENT
26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango
Cost: $45 per person
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission
Spooky attire optional!
Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13
If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to
myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Silent Auction Items/Volunteers: Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

EASY MONEY: City Market Card
If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.
It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit. A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.
Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.
Hike and Picnic
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm
A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”
Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB). Individuals and couples invited!
Carol House co-host
Cost: $40.00 per person
More details in August newsletter!
Additional Fundraisers:
Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse
Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10
JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather
~The End~
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
 
July 2017
 
President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!
Thanks for your support!   -Kristi Householder, President
 
Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dish
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.
Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
Fundraising Events
 
The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and
identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au
July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com
July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com
July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com
July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com
 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango
Cost: $45 per person
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission
Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13
If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to
myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 
EASY MONEY: City Market Card
 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.
It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.
Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 
A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”
 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!
Carol House co-host
Cost: $40.00 per person
More details in August newsletter!
 
Additional Fundraisers:
Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse
 
Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10
JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather
~The End~
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
 
July 2017
 
President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!
Thanks for your support!   -Kristi Householder, President
 
Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dish
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.
Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
Fundraising Events
 
The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and
identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au
July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com
July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com
July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com
July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com
 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango
Cost: $45 per person
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission
Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13
If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to
myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 
EASY MONEY: City Market Card
 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.
It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.
Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 
A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”
 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!
Carol House co-host
Cost: $40.00 per person
More details in August newsletter!
 
Additional Fundraisers:
Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse
 
Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10
JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather
~The End~
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
 
July 2017
 
President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!
Thanks for your support!   -Kristi Householder, President
 
Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dish
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.
Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
Fundraising Events
 
The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and
identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au
July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com
July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com
July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com
July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com
 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango
Cost: $45 per person
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission
Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13
If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to
myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 
EASY MONEY: City Market Card
 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.
It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.
Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 
A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”
 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!
Carol House co-host
Cost: $40.00 per person
More details in August newsletter!
 
Additional Fundraisers:
Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse
 
Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10
JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather
~The End~
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
 
July 2017
 
President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!
Thanks for your support!   -Kristi Householder, President
 
Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dish
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.
Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
Fundraising Events
 
The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and
identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au
July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com
July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com
July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com
July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com
 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango
Cost: $45 per person
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission
Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13
If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to
myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 
EASY MONEY: City Market Card
 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.
It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.
Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 
A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”
 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!
Carol House co-host
Cost: $40.00 per person
More details in August newsletter!
 
Additional Fundraisers:
Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse
 
Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10
JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather
~The End~
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
 
July 2017
 
President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!
Thanks for your support!   -Kristi Householder, President
 
Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dish
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.
Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
Fundraising Events
 
The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and
identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au
July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com
July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com
July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com
July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com
 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango
Cost: $45 per person
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission
Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13
If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to
myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 
EASY MONEY: City Market Card
 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.
It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.
Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 
A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”
 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!
Carol House co-host
Cost: $40.00 per person
More details in August newsletter!
 
Additional Fundraisers:
Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse
 
Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10
JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather
~The End~
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
 
July 2017
 
President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!
Thanks for your support!   -Kristi Householder, President
 
Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dish
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.
Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
Fundraising Events
 
The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and
identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au
July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com
July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com
July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com
July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com
 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango
Cost: $45 per person
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission
Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13
If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to
myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 
EASY MONEY: City Market Card
 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.
It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.
Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 
A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”
 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!
Carol House co-host
Cost: $40.00 per person
More details in August newsletter!
 
Additional Fundraisers:
Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse
 
Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10
JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather
~The End~
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
 
July 2017
 
President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!
Thanks for your support!   -Kristi Householder, President
 
Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dish
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.
Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
Fundraising Events
 
The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and
identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au
July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com
July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com
July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com
July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com
 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango
Cost: $45 per person
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission
Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13
If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to
myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 
EASY MONEY: City Market Card
 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.
It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.
Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 
A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”
 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!
Carol House co-host
Cost: $40.00 per person
More details in August newsletter!
 
Additional Fundraisers:
Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse
 
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
June 2017
 
President’s Message: Our organization name says it all… “Durango,” ”Friends” and “Arts.”  Our fundraising events and membership meeting programs certainly provide a wonderful opportunity to build friendships with like-minded people, who all appreciate supporting our vibrant artistic community in and around Durango.  Your participation, however much, or as little as you have time for, all help to sustain DFA’s mission ~ “Supporting the arts in our community.”   We hope you’ll join in and participate with the many exciting events and activities we have planned. 
Thanks for your support!   -Kristi Householder, President
 Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078
RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dis
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
If you would like to have wine with your lunch,
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser.
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian
entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!
Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive. Sign at end of driveway states “Private”
Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
 Fundraising Events
We had such a wonderful time at Veryl’s home at our May meeting, we wanted to be sure you all know about the Grand Opening Celebration for her new gallery, June 3 at Veryl Goodnight Gallery, 106 Grand Avenue, Mancos, CO, 4PM-7PM
The large horse painting “The Morning Jingle” DFA members previewed has now been completed and will be unveiled at 6 p.m. that evening.  There will also be a Small Wall featuring Colorado Landscapes and Animals. Paul Boyer will have displays of his International photography in his studio
which is in the back of Veryl’s gallery. The gallery sign is hung and the screen doors will be up too! Check her web site for event details. www.VerylGoodnight.com
Veryl has graciously agreed to donate 10% to DFA on any purchases made by DFA members
through the Grand Opening June 3.
 
Evening on the Animas
Date: Saturday, June 10th 5:30-8:00 P.M.
SOLD OUT!
Kristi will contact attendees directly by email with details
Committee: Mary Kay Lambert, Carol Bruno, Betsy Janeczek, Kristi Householder
 
Father’s Day Pie Sale
Date: June 17
Location: Farmer’s Market
Bakers, start your engines (beaters!)
Contact: joanntrimberger@hotmail.com or call (970) 403-4148 if you are willing to bake a pie!
We can arrange for pick-up and drop off times/locations. Pies needed! All proceeds from pie sale will be donated to DFA.
Hey ladies, this is a no brainer fundraiser. Just bake a pie or two, get it to JoAnn, and she and her committee do the rest. The community loves this, it is great PR for DFA, and we also sell limited DFA merchandise. Note: do not make pies that require refrigeration!!

The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main
From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 
Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
July 6. Gary Allegretto
July 13.  Kristyn Harris
July 20. Yampa Valley Boys
July 27.  KG and the Ranger
Aug 3.    To be announced
Aug 10. Belinda Gail
Aug 17.  Ed Pekeekoot
Aug 31.  Claudia Nyguaard.
Aug 24.  Brooke Turner.
Sept 7.    Richard and Steve Eloyan
Sept 14.  Doug Figgs
 
Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters.
 Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction: Oct. 13th: Strater Hotel.   Contact Carol Bruno, njbruno.50@gmail.com, 259-0313, if you can help with silent auction items or volunteer to serve on a committee. This is our signature event of the year and it is very important that all DFA members provide their support. 
additionally
Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Hike and Picnic, September 22, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
 More Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above. Note: DFA was not selected for the Sky Ute Money Grab however we’ll try again next year!
 
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artist Lisa Skyhorse
Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

______________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
May 2017
 President’s Message: Our neighboring community of Mancos is rolling out the red carpet for us on May 11th!   Thanks to my friends, Veryl Goodnight and her husband Roger Brooks, for hosting us at their ranch for our meeting and a very special private tour of Veryl’s art studio. Truly this is a rare opportunity to see where a world renowned artist creates and a chance to hear about her personal artistic inspirations. You won’t want to miss this!   -Kristi Householder, President
 
General Membership Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Veryl Goodnight’s Home and Studio – 44255 Road L – Mancos, CO.
(Directions below – plan 30 minutes from downtown Durango,
carpooling recommended – ranch is located between Hesperus and Mancos)
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30 Membership Meeting
11:00 Tour of Goodnight Studio and Ranch
Program: Works in progress and her approach to art.
Veryl Goodnight, is an internationally acclaimed artist known for her bronze sculptures and paintings of the American West, who lives near Mancos. Following the meeting, members are encouraged to drive to Mancos (just 3miles) to visit her gallery which is as rich with history as with art, as well as the other galleries, shops and restaurants in downtown Mancos. They are expecting us, so plan to make a day of this!
Veryl has a lineage with western history, as a descendant of cattle baron Charles Goodnight (Goodnight Trail.) This close connection to history has been the inspiration for many of her bronze sculptures and paintings. She has been sculpting since 1973. To learn more about Veryl’s many accomplishments, log onto www.verylgoodnight.com.  You can also view a video highlighting her inspiration, creation and installation of “The Day the Wall Came Down” a sculpture created celebrating the freedom of the end of the Cold War. One 12 ’ tall, 30’ long sculpture sits in Berlin at the Allied Museum and another in front of the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, TX. www.youtube.com/watch?v+UEIkx3B3aK8
In October 2016, Veryl was inducted into the “Cowgirl Hall of Fame.” She really is a local ‘super star’ and we’re so fortunate to be invited onto her ranch. www.youtube.com/watch?v+RDo85n1A6Bs
She has always been passionate about her horses, wildlife and the great outdoors. Her ranch is now home to many of her live models; horses, donkeys, dogs (sled dogs in fact) and will provide a breathtaking mountainside background for our gathering.
Directions:   Take U.S. Hwy 160 West towards Cortez (24.7 miles).   Turn right (North) at the large Echo Basin sign, (CR 44) and drive 1 mile to Road L, turn right.   Almost immediately, turn left at the black mailbox perched on an upright log, (44255 Road L.) Go past the barn/studio and up to the drive to the house. Park along the side of the drive. Members are requested not to arrive before 9:45AM. Drive time from the Doubletree is just 30min.
Downtown Mancos: For more details about galleries, lunch options, etc. scroll to the end of the newsletter. These businesses are going out of their way to welcome us, so it should be fun!
Fundraising Events
 
Zumba Class with Karyn Gabaldon
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Location: Smiley Building, 1309 E. 3rd Avenue   2nd Floor Dance Studio
Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM
Cost: $15   RSVP kgabaldon@rmi.net
 This is a Low Impact ~ High Energy and FUN way to work out. Beginners are welcome and no experience is needed. Karyn will go through all the moves and most are very repetitive. Karyn has been dancing Zumba for about 10 years and got her certification 3 years ago. Her weekly classes at the Smiley Dance Center are fun and exhilarating. Rarely does anyone leave without a smile on their face! Please call or email her with questions or to register. 970-946-8292

Couples Hand and Foot Card Game Lesson
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Location: Carol House’s Home at 3189 E. Animas Village Drive
Time: 3PM – 8PM
Cost: $40per person
Reservations: Carol House at house.redearth@gmail.com
This event includes appetizers, dinner and wine along with lesson and play. Limited to 6 couples and only 3 slots left. This event is back by popular demand as the event in March was a sellout.
Help: We need a couple volunteers to help Carol hostess this event at her home in town. Please volunteer!
 
Pending: Sky Ute Casino Money Booth
            Date: May 18
Watch for an email blast if DFA is selected to participate!
 
Mah Jongg and Plant Sale
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Location: Marjie Wilson’s Home- 656 Jack Rabbit Trail
Time: start at 11:30AM
Cost: $35pp, checks payable to DFA, 100% donated to DFA (bring day of event.)Hosted by Marjie Wilson, co-chair Loraine Sufficool, plants by Bayfield gardens. Baked Potato Bar and salad. Event limited to 20, RSVP A.S.A.P. to Loraine Sufficool, rlsufficool@aol.com

Evening on the Animas
Date: Saturday, June 10th 5:30-8:00 P.M.
Beer, Wine, Appetizers and Entertainment at Kristi & Steve’s home/backyard on the Animas River.
No games…just food & fun for everyone near Baker’s Bridge, all supporting DFA.
Entertainment: The Back Porch Swing Band (Andy & Betsy Janeczek & friends)
Cost: $35 p.p. Individuals & Couples invited. Checks to DFA collected at the front door.
Limit 40 persons
RSVP: Kristi@frontier.net or (970) 247-4260
Committee: Mary Kay Lambert, Carol Bruno, Betsy Janeczek, Kristi Householder
 
 Father’s Day Pie Sale
Date: June 17
Location: Farmer’s Market
Bakers, start your engines (beaters!)
Contact: joanntrimberger@hotmail.com or call (970) 403-4148 if you are willing to bake a pie!
We can arrange for pick-up and drop off times/locations. Pies needed!
All proceeds from pie sale will be donated to DFA.

Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters
Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Hike and Picnic, end of June, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction: Oct. 13th: Strater Hotel.
Contact Carol Bruno, njbruno.50@gmail.com, 259-0313, if you can help with silent auction items or volunteer to serve on a committee.
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
 More Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/More details in future newsletters:
July 13, Annual Potluck luncheon, Hawaiian Theme, Mary Husemoller’s home
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artist Lisa Skyhorse
 
Spotlight on Merchandise
Susie will have merchandise at Veryl’s    DFA merchandise is selling like crazy!!

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~but wait…there’s still more about Mancos~
More about the May 11 Meeting ~ Downtown Mancos Welcome’s you!
 Veryl Goodnight Gallery: 106 West Grand Avenue www.verylgoodnightgallery.com
Photographer Paul Boyer’s studio will be open also.
On the same block as Veryl’s gallery are several other wonderful stores and galleries.
 Olio’s:   It’s not just a great restaurant, it’s an artist gallery too. They don’t serve lunch, but they are opening so that we can view the exhibit of artist, Susan Matteson. www.oliomancos.com
Kilgore American Indian Art: Kelly’s parents had a trading post on the reservation and worked at Toh-A-Tin. She is very knowledgeable and has lovingly displayed wonderful, authentic historical Native American Art as well as that of contemporary artists. www.kilgoreamericanindianart.net
Mancos Common Press:   With a grant from the Ballantine Foundation and the State of CO, a few residents of Mancos have been working to return the newspaper space and vintage printing press into a working art printing facility. Jim Law or Betsy Harrison will open the building that afternoon for us. www.mancoscommonpress.com
Artisans of Mancos: A local artisan coop with jewelry, pottery, homespun alpaca etc.   Everything here is original!   www.artisansofmancos.com
Beehive:   A mélange of art and gift shop items.
Alpacka Raft:   Originally started in Alaska, this backpack raft making company came to Mancos three years ago. The facility is just across the river from The Absolute Bakery.   They gave me a quick tour and it was fascinating watching the making of these ingenious 2-3 lb rafts!
Lunch is not arranged, but there are some great and varied choices for your lunch at leisure. After Veryl’s Gallery visit, have lunch and then stroll OR stroll first and then have lunch. Like we said, the businesses in Mancos are looking forward to your visit.
Absolute Bakery and Café – On Main– just before the bridge.   If you’ve been there, you know the food is great. Sandwiches/salads
Chavolo’s Mexican Restaurant – 121 Railroad Ave (by the gas station near the highway) Great Margarita’s (we’ve been told.)
Millwood Junction- 101 Railroad Ave – just off highway. Full menu/full bar.
Kennebec Café-in Hesperus on your way back to Durango.
If you have questions, please call Karren Little, our event organizer, at 970-799-2914 cell.
Happy Trails – see you in Mancos! The End!
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NEWS YOU CAN USE!
April 2017
 
President’s Message
A DFA friend recently gave me a book of inspirational quotations, while I was recovering from back surgery. I randomly opened the book and my first read was this quote from William Shakespeare. “I can no other answer make, but THANKS, and THANKS!”Thanks goes to all of you who have joined DFA this year, attended interesting membership meetings and participated with some of our latest fundraising events. Thanks to our event organizers Susie Ammann, Leela Gill and Carol House. Read below to learn about other exciting events and activities. Our May membership meeting at nationally acclaimed artist Veryl Goodnight’s studio near Mancos on May 11th is an opportunity not to be missed and we hope to see you there!THANKS….and THANKS!   Kristi Householder, President.
 Exciting news about fundraising events below membership meeting information!
General Membership Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Veryl Goodnight’s Home and Studio
between Hesperus and Mancos
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30 Membership Meeting
11:00 Tour of Goodnight Studio and Ranch
Veryl Goodnight, www.verylgoodnight.com, is a renowned artist known for her sculptures and paintings who lives near Mancos. In October of 2016 Veryl was inducted into “The Cowgirl Hall of Fame” and also happens to be a dog sled musher. Following the meeting, members are encouraged to drive to Mancos to visit Veryl’s Gallery as well as several other galleries in downtown Mancos. Members may want to have lunch at The Bakery either before touring or after. Directions and carpooling suggestions will be included in the May newsletter.

Fundraising Events
 Back by Popular Demand – Get Fused #3
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Location: Get Fused Glass Studio and Gallery
600 Main Avenue, Ste 112
Time: 11AM – 2PM
Cost: $35 per person, checks payable to DFA, collected at the event
Class limited to 12. For reservations, contact Loraine Sufficool, rlsufficool@aol.ocm or 970-884-2803. Make your reservation ASAP! Each participant will receive two 5” glass plates of your own artistic design. The studio will provide materials and instruction.
Get creative, get to know other DFA members and take home a treasure! Susie Ammann – Event Chair

 
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Game Day – Playing with Words – Scrabble & UpWords
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Location: Nancy Macho’s Home
4976 CR234
Time: Starting at 10AM
Cost: $40pp, 100% donated to DFA
Breakfast snacks to start off with and Lunch, wine & dessert to follow later. Make check payable to Nancy Macho at 4976 CR234, Durango, Colorado 81301. Please send your check in and RSVP by April 14th as we are limited to 20 participants.
 
Zumba Class with Karyn Gabaldon
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Location: Smiley Building, 1309 E. 3rd Avenue
2nd Floor Dance Studio
Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM
Cost: $15

Couples Hand and Foot Card Game Lesson
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Location: Carol House’s Home
3189 E. Animas Village Drive
Time: 3PM – 8PM
Cost: $40per person
Reservations: Carol House at house.redearth@gmail.com
This event includes appetizers, dinner and wine along with lesson and play. Limited to 6 couples and only 3 slots left. This event is back by popular demand as the event in March was a sellout.

Mah Jongg and Plant Sale
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Location: Marjie Wilson’s Home
656 Jack Rabbit Trail
Time: start at 11:30AM
Cost: $35pp, checks payable to DFA, 100% donated to DFA
Hosted by Marjie Wilson, co-chair Loraine Sufficool, plants by Bayfield gardens. Baked Potato Bar and salad. Event limited to 20, RSVP A.S.A.P. to Loraine Sufficool, rlsufficool@aol.com

 
Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters.
Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Hike and Picnic, end of June, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
Farmer’s Market Pie Sale, June 17, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
Annual Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction, October 13, Chair Carol Bruno
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
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More Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Cinco de Mayo Party; Ya Ya Sisterhood Luncheon; Write your own Obituary, Contact Kristi Householder.Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE PAID BY MARCH 31
Annual membership dues: $35 individual, $50 family, $75 Corporate
Bring your check to the March 9th meeting, or mail to DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango, CO 81302
Invite your friends to join us too! Guests are always welcome to attend events or meetings.
If your annual membership is not received by March 31st, your name will be removed from our roster and you will no longer receive the email newsletters or event updates.
 
For your calendars, membership meetings for the remainder of the year, details in future newsletters:
July13, Annual Potluck luncheon, Hawaiian Theme, Mary Husemoller’s home
September 14, Grand Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artist Lisa Skyhorse
 Spotlight on Merchandise
DFA Merchandise update!  New items are available, come check out our new bling lanyards,
great for when you just can’t carry those keys, or don’t want to lose them!  Also great as name badge holders…
Planning a trip?  Check out our battery operated travel toothbrushes, just the thing for a quick getaway….
and with spring coming, the wine festivals begin, and the popular wine lanyards are back!  
DFA merchandise is selling like crazy!!
Kudos, Hooray, Celebrate Successes, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman,  2(two) Get Fused! events, 2/21 & 2/28
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19
Merchandise chairs: Susie Amman and Sue Weirather
Thanks from our grant recipients:
 “If you would be so kind as to pass on to your members our deep appreciation for the support your organization gave our festival this year, I would be so grateful. The 5th Annual Durango Celtic Festival was a smashing success by every measure. Not only were the award winning bands fantastic, but so were the many workshops. Plans are already well under way for 2018!” CJ Alderton, Event Chair
From Karren: Stillwater Music Foundation was overwhelmed by your generosity at our latest membership meeting.  We passed the hat to help generate funds for their recent move and new location, and collectively your generosity generated an impressive $1,200’s in contributions!   Way to go team!
For up-to-date DFA event listings, log onto www.durangofriends.org.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE!
March 2017
 President’s Message
The Durango Herald printed an article last month with the headline “Games, crafts, other activities may safeguard aging brain.” In short the article stated that new medical research states that we don’t have to spend a lot of money on fancy gadgets to stave off Alzheimer’s Disease…we just need to be active with these things: computer use, making crafts, playing games, socializing and reading.
Sounds like DFA not only helps our community by raising grant monies, but we can all benefit personally from the involvement!   We have a lot of fun things planned this coming year, so join us on the journey!
Thanks Again, Kristi Householder, 2017 President.

For up-to-date DFA event listings, log onto www.durangofriends.org.
General Membership Meeting
Date: March 9, 2017
Location: Durango Stillwater Music, Crossroads Center
1316 Main, New location, next door to Katzin Music
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30AM Business Meeting, 11AM, Program
Program: Intermediate A Capella Ensemble “vox Harmonix” will perform
 
MARCH 16th DFA FUN FUNDRAISER
What: Art Entertainment – Cocktails & Creations
An instructor will show participants the steps to create their unique version of Klimet’s The Kiss.
Unleash your creativity!
Location:  Cocktails and Creations, 600 Main Avenue #1
Former location of quilt store, below The Patio on the corner.
Time: 6PM-9PM
Cost: $50, Fee covers the canvas, paints & materials and the instructors’ time.
DFA will receive $10.00 per head for sign ups after the event.
Cocktails, mixed drinks and wine are extra at their bar.
Register on their web site.    
http://www.cocktailsandcreations.com
 Go to the Calendar, scroll ahead to March.  (Be patient, because each month takes time to download)  Then select March 16th which says it’s a Fundraiser for DFA at $50/head.  Fill out your data and sign up.  (It will say Congratulations, you’re signed up) There is no code to fill in. There is room for about sixty (60-65) people.  Invite your friends!  This will be fun.   If you decide the week of or the night of March 16th to come to Cocktails and Creations, please call Leela Gill at (970) 759-2400 to provide a headcount for any latecomers.   Colleen needs to have an exact headcount so she and her staff can set up the easels, canvases, and paints.
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.   INVITE FRIENDS AND SPOUSES TO JOIN YOU.
Event Chair:  Leela Gill 759-2400 email:  sleela@live.com
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 2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE PAID BY MARCH 31
Annual membership dues: $35 individual, $50 family, $75 Corporate
Bring your check to the March 9th meeting, or mail to DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango, CO 81302
Invite your friends to join us too! Guests are always welcome to attend events or meetings.
If your annual membership is not received by March 31st, your name will be removed from our roster and you will no longer receive the email newsletters or event updates.
 
Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters.
Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno
Game Day Luncheon, April, date TBA, Contact Nancy Macho
Couples Hand & Foot Lesson (card game) and Dinner, April 23, Chair Carol House
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Mah Jongg, luncheon, plant sale, May 19, Marji Wilson’s home, Contact Loraine Sufficool
Hike and Picnic, end of June, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
Farmer’s Market Pie Sale, June 17, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
Annual Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction, October 13, Chair Carol Bruno
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
 Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Cinco de Mayo Party; Ya Ya Sisterhood Luncheon; Write your own Obituary, Contact Kristi Householder; Zumba Class, Contact Karyn Gabaldon.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.
 
Spotlight on Merchandise
DFA Merchandise update!  New items are available, come check out our new bling lanyards,
great for when you just can’t carry those keys, or don’t want to lose them!
Also great as name badge holders…
Planning a trip?  Check out our battery operated travel toothbrushes, just the thing for a quick getaway….
and with spring coming, the wine festivals begin,
and the popular wine lanyards are back!
Correction – Grant recipients. The February newsletter incorrectly listed three applicants as grant recipients: Animas High School, Music in the Mountains Conservatory Scholarships, and Quadrivium Vocal Ensemble. Every year the Grants Committee scrupulously examines each application to confirm that it complies with the specific criteria in the DFA grant guidelines. Sometimes very worthwhile programs do not meet the required criteria and cannot be granted. The newsletter editor regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused. Myriam Palmer
Announcements
Grant Recipient’s Event: Durango Celtic Festival, March 9-12, durangocelticfestival.com, for details

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE!
February 2017
 
President’s Message
Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for our first meeting of the year at the Durango Arts Center and special entertainment by Twenty Moons. It was my great honor to present our 2016 Volunteer of the Year award to the DFA newsletter editor Myriam Palmer. What a deserving recipient!
At our January meeting we approved $23,000 worth of grants to be distributed in 2017. Special thanks to Carol Bruno and her committee who invested their time and expertise to review and recommend these distributions. Truly this is the heart of our organization and so very rewarding to see our fundraising put to such good use.
Our new fundraising board members Loraine Sufficool and Judy Fairchild are looking for event chairs to organize activities for 2017. Your active participation helps build friendships, generates grant income for future years and keeps our social schedules interesting and busy. Thank you for your hard work and your support and encouragement as we start this next year of ‘fun’ fundraising. Details of our first fundraising event “Get Fused” scheduled for Feb. 21st is listed below.
Our next membership meeting will be held on March 9th at the new Stillwater Foundation location at the Crossroads Center next to Katzin Music. 10 a.m. social followed by a business meeting at 10:30 and program by the Stillwater Foundation, one of our grant recipients. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us there.
Thanks Again,   Kristi Householder, 2017 President.
DFA Board Meeting – Feb. 9, 2:00 p.m.   First National Bank Community Room
UPCOMING EVENTS: For up-to-date event listings, log onto www.durangofriends.org.
General Membership Meeting
Date: March 9, 2017
Location: Durango Stillwater Music, Crossroads Center
New location, next door to Katzin Music
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30AM Business Meeting
Program: Stillwater Music, Note: Stillwater is one of our grant recipients
 Fundraising Events!!!
Feb 21st event sold out, so we have a NEW SECOND DATE: Feb 28th, 11am-2pm at
Get Fused Glass Studio & Gallery!
600 Main Ave., Suite 112
Cost:  $35.00, payable to DFA
Come join us for a fused glass workshop!  We will each create two 5” plates of our own design to take home.  Pam will teach us how to use the tools and materials, and we will each design our own creations. By making two pieces each, we will have the chance to experiment with a variety of styles and textures and colors…what a fun way to spend a winter afternoon with friends!   Class is limited to 12
Contact Susie Ammann at h82fly2@aol.com a.s.a.p. or call 375-7925 to reserve your spot.
 
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MARCH 16th DFA FUN FUNDRAISER
  What: Art Entertainment – Cocktails & Creations
An instructor will show participants the steps to create their unique version of a selected painting. Unleash your creativity!
Location:  Cocktails and Creations, 600 Main Avenue #1
Former location of quilt store, below The Patio on the corner.
Time: 6PM-9PM 
Cost: $50, Fee covers the canvas, paints & materials and the instructors’ time.
DFA will receive $10.00 per head for sign ups after the event.
Cocktails, mixed drinks and wine are extra at their bar.
 Register on their web site.    http://www.cocktailsandcreations.com  Go to the Calendar, scroll ahead to March.  (Be patient, because each month takes time to download)  Then select March 16th which says it’s a Fundraiser for DFA at $50/head.  Fill out your data and sign up.  (It will say Congratulations, you’re signed up) There is no code to fill in. There is room for about sixty (60-65) people.  Invite your friends!  This will be fun.   If you decide the week of or the night of March 16th to come to Cocktails and Creations, please call Leela Gill at (970) 759-2400 to provide a headcount for any latecomers.   Colleen needs to have an exact headcount so she and her staff can set up the easels, canvases, paints.
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.   INVITE FRIENDS TO JOIN YOU. Event Chair:  Leela Gill 759-2400 email:  sleela@live.com
 Coming Events for your calendar, details will follow in future newsletters following board approval.
 Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno
Game Day Luncheon, April, date TBA, Contact Nancy Macho
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Mah Jongg, luncheon, plant sale, Marji Wilson’s home, Contact Loraine Sufficool
Annual Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction, October 13, Chair Carol Bruno
Do you have ideas for new events?   Loraine Sufficool and Judy Fairchild are looking forward to members leading and participating in new DFA “fun” fundraisers. “It takes a village to run a club” and it is through “fun”draising that we raise the money to support our grants. Questions? Ideas?Contact Loraine at 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.
Easy Money: If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards. It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit. A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort. Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.
More important news…. on Page 3!
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 Membership Roster Updates
We are excited to have a number of new members for 2017. We have also updated the roster with corrected email contact for Susan Weirather and Barbara Morrison. Go to www.durangofriends.org and follow the prompts on the “Members Only” page. If you are unable to open the document and you would like an email or printed hard copy of the latest roster, contact Kristi @ kristi@frontier.net or call (970) 247-4260.
~Congratulations to our 2017 Grant Recipients~
Be FRANK Foundation – Project O.I.N.K.
Dumpster Beautification Project
DAC Creativity Festivity
DAC Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships
DAC Holiday Family Musical Production – Annie, Durango Celtic Society Festival
Durango Choral Annual Children’s Music Camp
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Poets in Schools
4 Corners Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Music in the Mountains Goes to School
San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra
Jeff Solon “Live Music in the School House”
Southwest Civic Winds Concert
Stillwater Foundation – 7th Annual Party in the Park
Stillwater Foundation – Youth Scholarships
Thingamajig Theatre, 20 Moons’ Artist Showcase
Merely Players – Found Space Theatre
Merely Players – A Secret Garden: A Youth/Adult Theatre
Upcoming event from one of our grant recipients:
20MOONS Phases: an evening of improvisations, reflections & conversations
Saturday, March 18, 2017
6:30-9:30pm, open gallery style (come and go as you wish) Durango Arts Center
$15 per person at the door
It’s an installation style performance event: rather than formal theatre seating, the theatre will be open for mingling with a number of designated areas scattered around the space, including but not restricted to the stage, where performances will arise throughout the night. The 20MOONS musicians directed by Jeroen van Tyn will be playing throughout the evening as well. Audience members are invited to mingle, watch, and enjoy light food, and the DAC’s cash bar.
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 Dates and details of Grant Recipient events will be listed on our calendar of events as we encourage your participation. We hope to see you all on March 9th for our next membership meeting!

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE!
January 2017
General Membership Meeting
Date: January 12, 2017
Location: Durango Arts Center
802 East 2nd Avenue
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30AM Business Meeting
Grant Committee Recommendations
Program: 20 Moons Performance
As we ring in the New Year, we welcome our newest DFA board members Loraine Sufficool, Judy Fairchild, Ellen Siegel, and JoAnn Trimberger to a team of dedicated DFA members helping to raise monies to support the arts in our community. In january, we will be distributing an additional $23,000 bringing our grand total for the past 25 years to a whopping $473,000. Wow – this is impressive! You should all be proud of DFA’s huge contributions through the years.
We invite you to attend our January 12th meeting at the Durango Arts Center and bring your 2017 DFA membership dues. Better yet, invite your friends and family to join us too. We’ve all used the phrase “It takes a village”, and we want to encourage our membership to grow as we help our village to thrive in the arts community. Thank you for your continued support!
                                                                                                                                                                                   Kristi Nelson Householder, 2017 President
Membership Dues: Individual $35, Couple $50, Corporate $75
Mail to: DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango, CO 81302
DFA Board 2017
PRESIDENT          Kristi Householder          247-4260/759-6948                    kristi@frontier.net
VICE PRES.            Karren Little                     382-8897/c799-2914                   littlekarren.little@gmail.com
SECRETARY          JoAnn Trimberger           403-4148                                        joanntrimberger@hotmail.com
TREASURER          Christine Rachlin             375-0114/c749-6738                   chrismisc@mydurango.net
MEMBERSHIP      Debra May                         512-215-2234/512-565-5100      debramay20@yahoo
FUNDRAISING      Loraine Sufficool             884-2803/c946-6283                  rlsufficool@aol.com
Judy Fairchild                  259-9673/c759-9673                     judy78dro@q.com
NEWSLETTER       Myriam Palmer                375-0804                                        myriamandtony @gmail.com
WEBSITE                 Myriam Palmer                375-0804                                        myriamandtony@gmail.com
Carol Treat                        375-7781/c505-934-6830           caroltreat@durango.net
GRANTS(2017)       Carol Bruno                       259-0310/c749-0076                   cjbruno.50@gmail.com
PUBLICITY              Carol House                       385-4564/c749-6679                   house.redearth@gmail.com
HOSPITALITY        Carol Bruno                       259-0313/c749-0079                   cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Mary Kay Lambert          c703-955-0560                              marykaykappadelta@gmail.com
MERCHANDISE     Susie Ammann                  375-7925/c714-501-0176            h82fly2@aol.com
Susan Weirather                c903-7127                                      susanw621@q.com
OUTREACH              Ellen Siegel                          561-310-4545                               eg0205@gmail.com
*Bylaw note: Past President may serve as an ex-officio member of the board without voting privileges or impact on quorum requirements.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017
Membership Meetings the Second Thursday of Every Other Month!
Mark your calendars now and join the fun!
January 12: General Membership Meeting – Durango Arts Center Theatre 802 E. 2nd Avenue, 10AM Social, 10:30 Meeting – Approve 2017 Grants,
                     Bring $35 check for individual membership dues, Program: 20 Moons Dance Performance.
February 9: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room
March 9:   General Membership Meeting. 10AM Social, 10:30 Meeting.
March 31:  3017 Membership Dues deadline, $35 individual, mail checks to DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango 81301
April 13: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room
May 11: General Membership Meeting -10AM Social, 10:30 Meeting
June 8:  Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room
July 13:  General Membership Meeting – Annual Summer Pot Luck Luncheon
August 10: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room
September 14: General Membership and Spouses Meeting (EVENING EVENT with Grant Recipient Presentations) Strater Hotel Pullman Room,
699 Main, 6PM  Pasta Buffet Dinner Optional – 7PM Brief Business Meeting, 7:30PM Grant Recipient Brief Presentations
September 15: Grant Applications available for pick up at Karyn Cabaldon’s Fine Arts Gallery, 680 Main Avenue
October 12: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room
October 13: Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction, Strater Hotel. Our Biggest Event of the Year! 10AM Silent Auction and Social, 12 noon Luncheon, program/entertainment to follow. Note: Silent Auction procedures have been adjusted to reduce wait/lines following luncheon.
October 15: Grant applications deadline
November 9: General Membership Meeting, 10AM Social, 10:30AM Meeting. Nominations for 2018 slate of officers.
December 14: Board of Director’s Meeting/Holiday Gathering/New Member Luncheon.
MERCHANDISE SPOTLIGHT
Susie and Susan will bring selected items to the DAC and welcome your suggestions for new DFA items.

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE!
December, 2016
 
December Cookie Exchange
Date: December 8, 2016
Location: JoAnn Trimberger’s new home – members and guests only
200 Red Oaks Lane, Hesperus 81326
Time: 1:30 PM,
Appetizers & Refreshments will we served
Bring 2 dozen cookies and a take home container
Cost: $25 payable to DFA
Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
Share a wrapped Holiday ornament for Exchange
Reservations Deadline: November 30
RSVP: JoAnn Trimberger, joanntrimberger@hotmail.com
Send your checks to JoAnn to confirm your reservation

Message from Tina Marie
I want to thank each of you, our members, for allowing me the privilege to
serve as your President this year. It has been an honor, truly!
I would like you to know, that I feel this organization is fortunate to be
filled with such a diverse membership, with endless expertise, and
Enthusiasm, to work together towards our mission- a feat met every year!
I thank our 2016 Board of Directors, and all our member volunteers
for making this year a huge success! YOU ARE DFA!
I congratulate Kristi and our 2017 Board of Directors, and wish for them
And you our membership, a fabulous 2017 fundraising year!
Blessings, and have The Merriest of Holidays!
My love and friendship always, Tina Marie

Merchandise Spotlight
 
I still have items for Christmas stocking stuffers – I will not be dragging much to the Cookie Exchange unless you email me with a special request
– please feel free to do that!  Available are:  glitter stylus pens,
baseball caps in red or khaki, aprons and cookbooks, shopping tote bags,
sticky notes and notecards, and laughing roll-over dogs.
Sold out:  wine glass lanyards – will get more for next year.
Seasonal:  red, white and blue sunglasses – in stock, will bring on request, sort of a summer thing…
If you need anything, email me or call anytime and I will get it to you!
Much thanks –Susie Ammann h82fly2@aol.com (970) 375-7925 or (714) 501-0176
Kudos, Congratulations, and Hooray!
 Special thanks go to the following merchants and individuals who so graciously contributed to the Fall Luncheon. Remember to mention your appreciation when you visit these merchants or meet these friends of DFA:
6th St. Hair Salon, About Face Aesthetics, Artisano’s, Atlas Specific, Bangs! A Hair Design Studio, Bar D Chuckwagon, Elizabeth Barkley, Sandy Bauman, Doug Boykin, Carol Bruno, Chimayo Restaurant, Ft. Lewis Concert Hall, Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge,  Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Walter Dittmer, The Doubletree Hotel, Durango Arts Center, Durango Chamber Singers, Durango Coffee Company, Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Durango Doughworks, Earthen Vessel Gallery, East By Southwest Restaurant, Eolus Restaurant, Judy Fairchild, Four Leaves Winery, Friends of the Durango Public Library, Fuzziwigs, Gardenswartz Outdoors, Marilyn Garst, Glacier Club, Groove U, Lynn Heilbran, Honeyville, Kristi Householder, Jean Pierre Bakery and Cafe, Joy Art & Tea, Karen Galbydon Gallery, Karen Skelly Photography, Ken & Sue’s Restaurant, Cindy Kring, Kroegers Ace Hardware, Yvonne Lashmett, Karren Little, Lone Spur Cafe, Patricia Lorenzen, Nancy Macho, Lisa Mackey, Brenda Macon, Marconi’s Italian Restaurant, Debra May, Laura McWilliams, Merely Players, Mesteno Gallery, Anne Moreau, Syndey Morris, Music in the Mountains, Mutus Italian Kitchen, North City Market, Olde Tymer’s Cafe, Open Shutter Gallery, Overland Sheepskin Co., Myriam Palmer, Linda Pampinella, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Joanie Petersen, Marion Pierce, Plate Restaurant, Plaza Salon, Carolyn Plested, Rhonda Pulsfut, Power U, Prairie Fire Pecherons, Christine & Howard Rachlin, Bette Ralph, Susan Reed, Regenesis Intuitive Therapies, Dottie Robinson, Rochester Hotel, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Mary Rogers, San Juan Symphony, Jeff Solon, Southwest Civic Winds, Spaah Shop & Day Spa, Star Liquors, Strater Hotel, The Kennebec Cafe, The Palace Restaurant, The Red Garter Salon, The Red Snapper Restaurant, Thingamajig Theater, Tippy Canoe, Misty Tucson, Urban Market, V.I.P. Nails, Connie Voss, Susan Weirather, Diane Welle, Susan Welty, Wild Horse Saloon, Sally Wingate, John & Lucy Wornson.
Fall Luncheon: preliminary income $11,411, includes Merchandise sales
 
Celebrate successes in 2016:
Merchandise: Susie Ammann & Susan Weirather – $1,283,Hike, Luncheon, Mah Jongg at Marcia Baxter’s home – $1,050; American Idol Party: Karren Little leader – $480; Mah-Jongg lessons: Peeb Lupia leader – $400; Pie Sale: JoAnn Trimberger’s team – $600 pie, $100 DFA Merchandise; Snowdown Dinner and Show: Carol House leader – $260; Dottie Robinson Boutique Sale: $200; Garage/Estate Sale: Maggie Sauer leader – $1,100; Historic Walking Tours: Kristi Householder leader – $1,290 PLUS $30 donation from Nancy Macho – total $1,320; Zumba class: Karen Gabaldon leader – $410; DAC Fool for Love: $308; Game Day, August 5: Dottie Robinson leader – $437; Art Sale, August 5: RoseMarie Bartol leader – $841; Game Day on the Hill: Carol House leader – $800
 Many volunteers assisted with these fundraisers and loads of goodwill was generated in the community.

Happy New Year!
General Membership Meeting
Date: January 12, 2017
Location: Durango Art Center
802 E. Second Avenue
Time: 10:00 Social, 10:30 Meeting
Grant Committee Recommendations
Program: 20 Moons performance
As always, your newsletter editor welcomes your comments, suggestions, and constructive critiques. Contact me at myriamandtony@gmail.com. And keep your eyes peeled for a January newsletter.

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

 

July 2017

 

President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!

Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 

Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller

748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus

(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com

No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:

If your last name begins with:

A-E – Main Dish

F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)

L-R – Appetizers

S-Z – Dessert

Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.

Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 

please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).

We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 

Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.

DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.

Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

Fundraising Events

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: From July 5 through September 16

Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and

identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:

MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au

July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com

July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com

July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com

July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com

 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff

 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress

August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca

August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm

August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com

Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade

Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com

Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango

Cost: $45 per person

Entertainment will be worth the price of admission

Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to

myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch

Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”

 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!

Carol House co-host

Cost: $40.00 per person

More details in August newsletter!

 

Additional Fundraisers:

Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)

Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert

December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:

September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor

November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~The End~

 

 

President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!

Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 

Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller

748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus

(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com

No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:

If your last name begins with:

A-E – Main Dish

F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)

L-R – Appetizers

S-Z – Dessert

Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.

Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 

please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).

We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 

Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.

DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.

Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

Fundraising Events

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: From July 5 through September 16

Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and

identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:

MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au

July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com

July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com

July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com

July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com

 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff

 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress

August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca

August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm

August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com

Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade

Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com

Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango

Cost: $45 per person

Entertainment will be worth the price of admission

Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to

myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch

Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”

 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!

Carol House co-host

Cost: $40.00 per person

More details in August newsletter!

 

Additional Fundraisers:

Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)

Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert

December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:

September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor

November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~The End~
NEWS YOU CAN USE!

July 2017

President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers! Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000. Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year. Congratulations to all who helped and participated. You ladies and gents ROCK! It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck. Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th. Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!
Thanks for your support! -Kristi Householder, President

Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dish
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.
If you would like to have wine with your lunch,
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser.
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.
Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.
Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.
Fundraising Events

The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan. She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.
On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members. So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales. If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer.

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and
identify yourself as DFA member.
The West in Song and Story performers are:
MC for all shows: Carol Heuchan carolpoet.com.au
July 5-July 8: Gary Allegretto garyallegretto.com
July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris kristynharris.com
July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys yampavalleyboys.com
July 26-July 28: KG and the Ranger kgandtheranger.com
August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff
August 9- August 12 Belinda Gail belindagailsings.com/wordpress
August 16- August 19 Ed Peekeecoot peekeekoot.ca
August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm
August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard claudianygaard.com
Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade
Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs dougfiggs.com
Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction
Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon
Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango
Cost: $45 per person
Entertainment will be worth the price of admission
Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13
If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to
myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Silent Auction Items/Volunteers: Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.
EASY MONEY: City Market Card
If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.
It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit. A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.
Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch
Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm
A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”
Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB). Individuals and couples invited!
Carol House co-host
Cost: $40.00 per person
More details in August newsletter!

Additional Fundraisers:
Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details
Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10
JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather
~The End~

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

 

July 2017

 

President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!

Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 

Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller

748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus

(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com

No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:

If your last name begins with:

A-E – Main Dish

F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)

L-R – Appetizers

S-Z – Dessert

Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.

Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 

please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).

We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 

Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.

DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.

Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

Fundraising Events

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: From July 5 through September 16

Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and

identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:

MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au

July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com

July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com

July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com

July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com

 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff

 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress

August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca

August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm

August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com

Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade

Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com

Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango

Cost: $45 per person

Entertainment will be worth the price of admission

Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to

myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch

Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”

 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!

Carol House co-host

Cost: $40.00 per person

More details in August newsletter!

 

Additional Fundraisers:

Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)

Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert

December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:

September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor

November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~The End~

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

 

July 2017

 

President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!

Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 

Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller

748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus

(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com

No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:

If your last name begins with:

A-E – Main Dish

F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)

L-R – Appetizers

S-Z – Dessert

Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.

Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 

please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).

We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 

Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.

DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.

Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

Fundraising Events

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: From July 5 through September 16

Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and

identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:

MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au

July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com

July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com

July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com

July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com

 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff

 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress

August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca

August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm

August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com

Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade

Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com

Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango

Cost: $45 per person

Entertainment will be worth the price of admission

Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to

myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch

Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”

 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!

Carol House co-host

Cost: $40.00 per person

More details in August newsletter!

 

Additional Fundraisers:

Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)

Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert

December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:

September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor

November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~The End~

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

 

July 2017

 

President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!

Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 

Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller

748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus

(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com

No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:

If your last name begins with:

A-E – Main Dish

F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)

L-R – Appetizers

S-Z – Dessert

Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.

Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 

please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).

We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 

Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.

DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.

Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

Fundraising Events

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: From July 5 through September 16

Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and

identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:

MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au

July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com

July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com

July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com

July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com

 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff

 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress

August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca

August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm

August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com

Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade

Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com

Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango

Cost: $45 per person

Entertainment will be worth the price of admission

Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to

myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch

Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”

 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!

Carol House co-host

Cost: $40.00 per person

More details in August newsletter!

 

Additional Fundraisers:

Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)

Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert

December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:

September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor

November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~The End~

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

 

July 2017

 

President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!

Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 

Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller

748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus

(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com

No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:

If your last name begins with:

A-E – Main Dish

F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)

L-R – Appetizers

S-Z – Dessert

Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.

Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 

please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).

We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 

Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.

DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.

Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

Fundraising Events

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: From July 5 through September 16

Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and

identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:

MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au

July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com

July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com

July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com

July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com

 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff

 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress

August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca

August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm

August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com

Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade

Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com

Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango

Cost: $45 per person

Entertainment will be worth the price of admission

Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to

myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch

Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”

 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!

Carol House co-host

Cost: $40.00 per person

More details in August newsletter!

 

Additional Fundraisers:

Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)

Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert

December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:

September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor

November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~The End~

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

 

July 2017

 

President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!

Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 

Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller

748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus

(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com

No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:

If your last name begins with:

A-E – Main Dish

F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)

L-R – Appetizers

S-Z – Dessert

Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.

Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 

please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).

We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 

Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.

DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.

Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

Fundraising Events

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: From July 5 through September 16

Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and

identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:

MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au

July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com

July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com

July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com

July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com

 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff

 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress

August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca

August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm

August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com

Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade

Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com

Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango

Cost: $45 per person

Entertainment will be worth the price of admission

Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to

myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch

Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”

 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!

Carol House co-host

Cost: $40.00 per person

More details in August newsletter!

 

Additional Fundraisers:

Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)

Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert

December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:

September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor

November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~The End~

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

 

July 2017

 

President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!

Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 

Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller

748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus

(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com

No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:

If your last name begins with:

A-E – Main Dish

F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)

L-R – Appetizers

S-Z – Dessert

Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.

Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 

please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).

We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 

Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.

DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.

Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

Fundraising Events

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: From July 5 through September 16

Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and

identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:

MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au

July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com

July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com

July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com

July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com

 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff

 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress

August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca

August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm

August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com

Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade

Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com

Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango

Cost: $45 per person

Entertainment will be worth the price of admission

Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to

myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch

Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”

 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!

Carol House co-host

Cost: $40.00 per person

More details in August newsletter!

 

Additional Fundraisers:

Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)

Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert

December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:

September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor

November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

 

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4

Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16

Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6

Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far

Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20

Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg

Kristi & Steve Householder, Evening on the Animas, June 10

JoAnn Trimberger, Father’s Day Pie Sale, June 17

Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~The End~

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

 

July 2017

 

President’s Message: The weather has been “Hot, Hot, Hot” but so are our fundraisers!  Loraine and Marjie’s fundraiser made $1,000 in May, the June “Evening on the Animas” made $1,265, and JoAnn’s pie sale with merchandise made $1,000.  Veryl Goodnight’s rebate on purchases generated nearly $300, so we’re doing great so far this year.  Congratulations to all who helped and participated.  You ladies and gents ROCK!  It’s time to ponder the cool ocean breezes of Hawaii for our annual July Pot Luck.  Be sure to RSVP in advance so we have plenty of seating for this special event July 13th.  Don’t miss details of our big annual fundraiser on page 2, the annual Luncheon and Silent Auction with entertainment, October 13!

Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 

Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller

748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus

(970) 247-3078

RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com

No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:

If your last name begins with:

A-E – Main Dish

F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)

L-R – Appetizers

S-Z – Dessert

Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.

Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

  If you would like to have wine with your lunch, 

please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).

We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser. 

Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian hula dancers as entertainment for our luncheon.

DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive.

Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

Fundraising Events

 

The West in Song and Story

Dates: From July 5 through September 16

Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and

identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:

MC for all shows:   Carol Heuchan    carolpoet.com.au

July 5-July 8:  Gary Allegretto    garyallegretto.com

July 12-July 15: Kristyn Harris     kristynharris.com

July 19-July 22: Yampa Valley Boys   yampavalleyboys.com

July 26-July 28:  KG and the Ranger  kgandtheranger.com

 August 2-August 5: R.J. Vandygriff    bravoentertainment.com/talent/rj-vandygriff

 August 9- August 12  Belinda Gail  belindagailsings.com/wordpress

August 16- August 19  Ed Peekeecoot   peekeekoot.ca

August 23-August 26: Brooke Turner   cowboypoetry.com/brookeryanturner.htm

August 30-Sept. 2: Claudia Nyguaard   claudianygaard.com

Sept 6- Sept 9: Rich Elloyan & Steve Wade

Sept 13 – Sept 16: Doug Figgs  dougfiggs.com

Contact Karren Little, littlekarren.little@gmail.com for details about performers

THE BIG EVENT

26th Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction

Date: Lucky Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: Silent Auction 10:30AM – 11:50AM- Luncheon in the Theatre at Noon

Location: Strater Hotel, Henry Strater Theatre- 699 Main, Durango

Cost: $45 per person

Entertainment will be worth the price of admission

Spooky attire optional!

Invitations will be distributed to members at the Potluck Luncheon, (Thursday) July 13

If you know a non-member who would like to attend, send contact information to

myriamandtony@email.com or cjbruno.50@gmail.com

Silent Auction Items/Volunteers:  Email Carol Bruno if you can help us out.

 

EASY MONEY: City Market Card

 If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards.

It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com

Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit.  A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort.

Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

Hike and Picnic

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Debra and Jeff May’s home, Destination Ranch

Time: 3:30pm -7:30pm 

A fun fall date at beautiful Destination Ranch – the movie set for “City Slickers.”

 Hiking, games and a barn BBQ picnic (BYOB).  Individuals and couples invited!

Carol House co-host

Cost: $40.00 per person

More details in August newsletter!

 

Additional Fundraisers:

Historic Walking Tours, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)

Heart Health/CPR & Heimlich Informational Program, (Fall) Contact Mary Kay Lambert

December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

More Possibilities: French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:

September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor

November 9, Leather Artists Lisa & Loren Skyhorse

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE!
June 2017

 

President’s Message: Our organization name says it all… “Durango,” ”Friends” and “Arts.”  Our fundraising events and membership meeting programs certainly provide a wonderful opportunity to build friendships with like-minded people, who all appreciate supporting our vibrant artistic community in and around Durango.  Your participation, however much, or as little as you have time for, all help to sustain DFA’s mission ~ “Supporting the arts in our community.”   We hope you’ll join in and participate with the many exciting events and activities we have planned. 
Thanks for your support!   –Kristi Householder, President

 Hawaiian Luncheon and General Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 10:00 A.M.
Location: the Beautiful Home of Mary Husemoller
748 South Lakeside Drive, Hesperus
(970) 247-3078
RSVP to Carol Bruno; cjbruno.50@gmail.com
No Later than July 5, 2017

Please bring a dish to share following this guideline:
If your last name begins with:
A-E – Main Dis
F-K – Salads (pasta, fruit, veggie)
L-R – Appetizers
S-Z – Dessert
Please do not bring any dish that will need to be cooked or heated on site.
Ice tea and lemonade will be provided.

If you would like to have wine with your lunch,
please bring a bottle and possibly share it with your Hoa (friends).
We will also be doing a wine grab bag fundraiser.
Tickets will be sold at the luncheon.

Karren Little has lined up fabulous Hawaiian
entertainment for our luncheon.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!!

Directions to Mary’s home: Hwy 160 West to Lake Durango Drive. Turn left (south) on Lake Durango Drive to South Lakeside Drive, Turn left (east) on Lakeside Drive to 748 South Lakeside Drive. Sign at end of driveway states “Private”

Aloha! Ladies, get your Hawaiian girl on. Hawaiian wear encouraged but not required.

 Fundraising Events

We had such a wonderful time at Veryl’s home at our May meeting, we wanted to be sure you all know about the Grand Opening Celebration for her new gallery, June 3 at Veryl Goodnight Gallery, 106 Grand Avenue, Mancos, CO, 4PM-7PM
The large horse painting “The Morning Jingle” DFA members previewed has now been completed and will be unveiled at 6 p.m. that evening.  There will also be a Small Wall featuring Colorado Landscapes and Animals. Paul Boyer will have displays of his International photography in his studio
which is in the back of Veryl’s gallery. The gallery sign is hung and the screen doors will be up too! Check her web site for event details. www.VerylGoodnight.com

Veryl has graciously agreed to donate 10% to DFA on any purchases made by DFA members
through the Grand Opening June 3.

 

Evening on the Animas
Date: Saturday, June 10th 5:30-8:00 P.M.
SOLD OUT!
Kristi will contact attendees directly by email with details
Committee: Mary Kay Lambert, Carol Bruno, Betsy Janeczek, Kristi Householder

 

Father’s Day Pie Sale
Date: June 17
Location: Farmer’s Market
Bakers, start your engines (beaters!)
Contact: joanntrimberger@hotmail.com or call (970) 403-4148 if you are willing to bake a pie!
We can arrange for pick-up and drop off times/locations. Pies needed! All proceeds from pie sale will be donated to DFA.

Hey ladies, this is a no brainer fundraiser. Just bake a pie or two, get it to JoAnn, and she and her committee do the rest. The community loves this, it is great PR for DFA, and we also sell limited DFA merchandise. Note: do not make pies that require refrigeration!!

The West in Song and Story
Dates: From July 5 through September 16
Location: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main

From July 6-September 16 The Henry Strater Theatre (HST) will feature a different great Western performer every week (Wed-Sat). The MC for all of the shows will be famed “bush poet”/ event host, Carol Heuchan.  She is coming from New South Wales to spend the summer in Durango to host and entertain in these shows.   

On THURSDAYS for each of the eleven shows the Strater has offered to donate $10 of ticket cost for the first 10 tickets sold to DFA members.  So when you call for tickets, identify yourselves as a DFA member and bring family and friends to the Strater on Thursdays for great Western Tunes and Tales.    If we take advantage of this, we could earn $1100 for DFA over the summer. 

Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main – Call (970) 375-7160 for reservations and identify yourself as DFA member.

The West in Song and Story performers are:
July 6. Gary Allegretto
July 13.  Kristyn Harris
July 20. Yampa Valley Boys
July 27.  KG and the Ranger
Aug 3.    To be announced
Aug 10. Belinda Gail
Aug 17.  Ed Pekeekoot
Aug 31.  Claudia Nyguaard.
Aug 24.  Brooke Turner.
Sept 7.    Richard and Steve Eloyan
Sept 14.  Doug Figgs

 

Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters.

 Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction: Oct. 13th: Strater Hotel.   Contact Carol Bruno, njbruno.50@gmail.com, 259-0313, if you can help with silent auction items or volunteer to serve on a committee. This is our signature event of the year and it is very important that all DFA members provide their support. 

additionally
Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Hike and Picnic, September 22, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

 More Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.
Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above. Note: DFA was not selected for the Sky Ute Money Grab however we’ll try again next year!

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/Details

Additional details in future newsletters:
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artist Lisa Skyhorse

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19 & May 6
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Marjie Wilson and Loraine Sufficool, luncheon, plant sale, Mah Jongg
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

May 2017

 President’s Message: Our neighboring community of Mancos is rolling out the red carpet for us on May 11th!   Thanks to my friends, Veryl Goodnight and her husband Roger Brooks, for hosting us at their ranch for our meeting and a very special private tour of Veryl’s art studio. Truly this is a rare opportunity to see where a world renowned artist creates and a chance to hear about her personal artistic inspirations. You won’t want to miss this!   -Kristi Householder, President

 

General Membership Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Location: Veryl Goodnight’s Home and Studio – 44255 Road L – Mancos, CO.
(Directions below – plan 30 minutes from downtown Durango,
carpooling recommended – ranch is located between Hesperus and Mancos)
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30 Membership Meeting
11:00 Tour of Goodnight Studio and Ranch
Program: Works in progress and her approach to art.

Veryl Goodnight, is an internationally acclaimed artist known for her bronze sculptures and paintings of the American West, who lives near Mancos. Following the meeting, members are encouraged to drive to Mancos (just 3miles) to visit her gallery which is as rich with history as with art, as well as the other galleries, shops and restaurants in downtown Mancos. They are expecting us, so plan to make a day of this!

Veryl has a lineage with western history, as a descendant of cattle baron Charles Goodnight (Goodnight Trail.) This close connection to history has been the inspiration for many of her bronze sculptures and paintings. She has been sculpting since 1973. To learn more about Veryl’s many accomplishments, log onto www.verylgoodnight.com.  You can also view a video highlighting her inspiration, creation and installation of “The Day the Wall Came Down” a sculpture created celebrating the freedom of the end of the Cold War. One 12 ’ tall, 30’ long sculpture sits in Berlin at the Allied Museum and another in front of the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, TX. www.youtube.com/watch?v+UEIkx3B3aK8

In October 2016, Veryl was inducted into the “Cowgirl Hall of Fame.” She really is a local ‘super star’ and we’re so fortunate to be invited onto her ranch. www.youtube.com/watch?v+RDo85n1A6Bs

She has always been passionate about her horses, wildlife and the great outdoors. Her ranch is now home to many of her live models; horses, donkeys, dogs (sled dogs in fact) and will provide a breathtaking mountainside background for our gathering.

Directions:   Take U.S. Hwy 160 West towards Cortez (24.7 miles).   Turn right (North) at the large Echo Basin sign, (CR 44) and drive 1 mile to Road L, turn right.   Almost immediately, turn left at the black mailbox perched on an upright log, (44255 Road L.) Go past the barn/studio and up to the drive to the house. Park along the side of the drive. Members are requested not to arrive before 9:45AM. Drive time from the Doubletree is just 30min.

Downtown Mancos: For more details about galleries, lunch options, etc. scroll to the end of the newsletter. These businesses are going out of their way to welcome us, so it should be fun!

Fundraising Events

 

Zumba Class with Karyn Gabaldon
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Location: Smiley Building, 1309 E. 3rd Avenue   2nd Floor Dance Studio
Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM
Cost: $15   RSVP kgabaldon@rmi.net

 This is a Low Impact ~ High Energy and FUN way to work out. Beginners are welcome and no experience is needed. Karyn will go through all the moves and most are very repetitive. Karyn has been dancing Zumba for about 10 years and got her certification 3 years ago. Her weekly classes at the Smiley Dance Center are fun and exhilarating. Rarely does anyone leave without a smile on their face! Please call or email her with questions or to register. 970-946-8292

Couples Hand and Foot Card Game Lesson
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Location: Carol House’s Home at 3189 E. Animas Village Drive
Time: 3PM – 8PM
Cost: $40per person
Reservations: Carol House at house.redearth@gmail.com

This event includes appetizers, dinner and wine along with lesson and play. Limited to 6 couples and only 3 slots left. This event is back by popular demand as the event in March was a sellout.

Help: We need a couple volunteers to help Carol hostess this event at her home in town. Please volunteer!

 

Pending: Sky Ute Casino Money Booth

            Date: May 18
Watch for an email blast if DFA is selected to participate!

 

Mah Jongg and Plant Sale
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Location: Marjie Wilson’s Home- 656 Jack Rabbit Trail
Time: start at 11:30AM
Cost: $35pp, checks payable to DFA, 100% donated to DFA (bring day of event.)Hosted by Marjie Wilson, co-chair Loraine Sufficool, plants by Bayfield gardens. Baked Potato Bar and salad. Event limited to 20, RSVP A.S.A.P. to Loraine Sufficool, rlsufficool@aol.com

Evening on the Animas

Date: Saturday, June 10th 5:30-8:00 P.M.
Beer, Wine, Appetizers and Entertainment at Kristi & Steve’s home/backyard on the Animas River.
No games…just food & fun for everyone near Baker’s Bridge, all supporting DFA.
Entertainment: The Back Porch Swing Band (Andy & Betsy Janeczek & friends)
Cost: $35 p.p. Individuals & Couples invited. Checks to DFA collected at the front door.
Limit 40 persons
RSVP: Kristi@frontier.net or (970) 247-4260
Committee: Mary Kay Lambert, Carol Bruno, Betsy Janeczek, Kristi Householder

 

 Father’s Day Pie Sale

Date: June 17
Location: Farmer’s Market
Bakers, start your engines (beaters!)
Contact: joanntrimberger@hotmail.com or call (970) 403-4148 if you are willing to bake a pie!
We can arrange for pick-up and drop off times/locations. Pies needed!
All proceeds from pie sale will be donated to DFA.

Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters

Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno (Available by special appointment for groups)
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Hike and Picnic, end of June, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction: Oct. 13th: Strater Hotel.
Contact Carol Bruno, njbruno.50@gmail.com, 259-0313, if you can help with silent auction items or volunteer to serve on a committee.
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

 More Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Write your own Obituary, (fall) Contact Kristi Householder.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild at 259-9673 if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates/More details in future newsletters:
July 13, Annual Potluck luncheon, Hawaiian Theme, Mary Husemoller’s home
September 14, Grant Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artist Lisa Skyhorse

 

Spotlight on Merchandise
Susie will have merchandise at Veryl’s    DFA merchandise is selling like crazy!!

Kudos, Thank you, Hooray, Congratulations to:
Susie Amman, 3 (three) Get Fused events, 2/21 & 2/28 & 4/4
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol & Larry House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19
Carol Bruno, Historic Walking Tours for 2 convention groups so far
Nancy Macho, Word Game Day May 20
Merchandise chairs, Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

~but wait…there’s still more about Mancos~

More about the May 11 Meeting ~ Downtown Mancos Welcome’s you!

 Veryl Goodnight Gallery: 106 West Grand Avenue www.verylgoodnightgallery.com
Photographer Paul Boyer’s studio will be open also.
On the same block as Veryl’s gallery are several other wonderful stores and galleries.

 Olio’s:   It’s not just a great restaurant, it’s an artist gallery too. They don’t serve lunch, but they are opening so that we can view the exhibit of artist, Susan Matteson. www.oliomancos.com

Kilgore American Indian Art: Kelly’s parents had a trading post on the reservation and worked at Toh-A-Tin. She is very knowledgeable and has lovingly displayed wonderful, authentic historical Native American Art as well as that of contemporary artists. www.kilgoreamericanindianart.net

Mancos Common Press:   With a grant from the Ballantine Foundation and the State of CO, a few residents of Mancos have been working to return the newspaper space and vintage printing press into a working art printing facility. Jim Law or Betsy Harrison will open the building that afternoon for us. www.mancoscommonpress.com

Artisans of Mancos: A local artisan coop with jewelry, pottery, homespun alpaca etc.   Everything here is original!   www.artisansofmancos.com

Beehive:   A mélange of art and gift shop items.

Alpacka Raft:   Originally started in Alaska, this backpack raft making company came to Mancos three years ago. The facility is just across the river from The Absolute Bakery.   They gave me a quick tour and it was fascinating watching the making of these ingenious 2-3 lb rafts!

Lunch is not arranged, but there are some great and varied choices for your lunch at leisure. After Veryl’s Gallery visit, have lunch and then stroll OR stroll first and then have lunch. Like we said, the businesses in Mancos are looking forward to your visit.

  • Absolute Bakery and Café – On Main– just before the bridge.   If you’ve been there, you know the food is great. Sandwiches/salads
  • Chavolo’s Mexican Restaurant – 121 Railroad Ave (by the gas station near the highway) Great Margarita’s (we’ve been told.)
  • Millwood Junction- 101 Railroad Ave – just off highway. Full menu/full bar.
  • Kennebec Café-in Hesperus on your way back to Durango.

If you have questions, please call Karren Little, our event organizer, at 970-799-2914 cell.

Happy Trails – see you in Mancos! The End!

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NEWS YOU CAN USE!

April 2017

 

President’s Message

A DFA friend recently gave me a book of inspirational quotations, while I was recovering from back surgery. I randomly opened the book and my first read was this quote from William Shakespeare. “I can no other answer make, but THANKS, and THANKS!”Thanks goes to all of you who have joined DFA this year, attended interesting membership meetings and participated with some of our latest fundraising events. Thanks to our event organizers Susie Ammann, Leela Gill and Carol House. Read below to learn about other exciting events and activities. Our May membership meeting at nationally acclaimed artist Veryl Goodnight’s studio near Mancos on May 11th is an opportunity not to be missed and we hope to see you there!THANKS….and THANKS!   Kristi Householder, President.

 Exciting news about fundraising events below membership meeting information!

General Membership Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Veryl Goodnight’s Home and Studio
between Hesperus and Mancos
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30 Membership Meeting
11:00 Tour of Goodnight Studio and Ranch

Veryl Goodnight, www.verylgoodnight.com, is a renowned artist known for her sculptures and paintings who lives near Mancos. In October of 2016 Veryl was inducted into “The Cowgirl Hall of Fame” and also happens to be a dog sled musher. Following the meeting, members are encouraged to drive to Mancos to visit Veryl’s Gallery as well as several other galleries in downtown Mancos. Members may want to have lunch at The Bakery either before touring or after. Directions and carpooling suggestions will be included in the May newsletter.

Fundraising Events

 Back by Popular Demand – Get Fused #3
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Location: Get Fused Glass Studio and Gallery
600 Main Avenue, Ste 112
Time: 11AM – 2PM
Cost: $35 per person, checks payable to DFA, collected at the event

Class limited to 12. For reservations, contact Loraine Sufficool, rlsufficool@aol.ocm or 970-884-2803. Make your reservation ASAP! Each participant will receive two 5” glass plates of your own artistic design. The studio will provide materials and instruction.
Get creative, get to know other DFA members and take home a treasure! Susie Ammann – Event Chair

 

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Game Day – Playing with Words – Scrabble & UpWords
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Location: Nancy Macho’s Home
4976 CR234
Time: Starting at 10AM
Cost: $40pp, 100% donated to DFA

Breakfast snacks to start off with and Lunch, wine & dessert to follow later. Make check payable to Nancy Macho at 4976 CR234, Durango, Colorado 81301. Please send your check in and RSVP by April 14th as we are limited to 20 participants.

 

Zumba Class with Karyn Gabaldon
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Location: Smiley Building, 1309 E. 3rd Avenue
2nd Floor Dance Studio
Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM
Cost: $15

Couples Hand and Foot Card Game Lesson
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Location: Carol House’s Home
3189 E. Animas Village Drive
Time: 3PM – 8PM
Cost: $40per person
Reservations: Carol House at house.redearth@gmail.com

This event includes appetizers, dinner and wine along with lesson and play. Limited to 6 couples and only 3 slots left. This event is back by popular demand as the event in March was a sellout.

Mah Jongg and Plant Sale
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Location: Marjie Wilson’s Home
656 Jack Rabbit Trail
Time: start at 11:30AM
Cost: $35pp, checks payable to DFA, 100% donated to DFA

Hosted by Marjie Wilson, co-chair Loraine Sufficool, plants by Bayfield gardens. Baked Potato Bar and salad. Event limited to 20, RSVP A.S.A.P. to Loraine Sufficool, rlsufficool@aol.com

 

Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters.
Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Hike and Picnic, end of June, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
Farmer’s Market Pie Sale, June 17, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
Annual Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction, October 13, Chair Carol Bruno
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

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More Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Cinco de Mayo Party; Ya Ya Sisterhood Luncheon; Write your own Obituary, Contact Kristi Householder.Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE PAID BY MARCH 31
Annual membership dues: $35 individual, $50 family, $75 Corporate
Bring your check to the March 9th meeting, or mail to DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango, CO 81302
Invite your friends to join us too! Guests are always welcome to attend events or meetings.
If your annual membership is not received by March 31st, your name will be removed from our roster and you will no longer receive the email newsletters or event updates.

 

For your calendars, membership meetings for the remainder of the year, details in future newsletters:
July13, Annual Potluck luncheon, Hawaiian Theme, Mary Husemoller’s home
September 14, Grand Recipient Dinner at the Strater, celebrating the fruits of our labor
November 9, Leather Artist Lisa Skyhorse

 Spotlight on Merchandise
DFA Merchandise update!  New items are available, come check out our new bling lanyards,
great for when you just can’t carry those keys, or don’t want to lose them!  Also great as name badge holders…
Planning a trip?  Check out our battery operated travel toothbrushes, just the thing for a quick getaway….
and with spring coming, the wine festivals begin, and the popular wine lanyards are back!  
DFA merchandise is selling like crazy!!

Kudos, Hooray, Celebrate Successes, Congratulations to:

Susie Amman,  2(two) Get Fused! events, 2/21 & 2/28
Leela Gill, Cocktails and Creations, March 16
Carol House, Hand & Foot Lesson & Dinner, March 19
Merchandise chairs: Susie Amman and Sue Weirather

Thanks from our grant recipients:

 “If you would be so kind as to pass on to your members our deep appreciation for the support your organization gave our festival this year, I would be so grateful. The 5th Annual Durango Celtic Festival was a smashing success by every measure. Not only were the award winning bands fantastic, but so were the many workshops. Plans are already well under way for 2018!” CJ Alderton, Event Chair

From Karren: Stillwater Music Foundation was overwhelmed by your generosity at our latest membership meeting.  We passed the hat to help generate funds for their recent move and new location, and collectively your generosity generated an impressive $1,200’s in contributions!   Way to go team!

For up-to-date DFA event listings, log onto www.durangofriends.org.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE!

March 2017

 President’s Message

The Durango Herald printed an article last month with the headline “Games, crafts, other activities may safeguard aging brain.” In short the article stated that new medical research states that we don’t have to spend a lot of money on fancy gadgets to stave off Alzheimer’s Disease…we just need to be active with these things: computer use, making crafts, playing games, socializing and reading.

Sounds like DFA not only helps our community by raising grant monies, but we can all benefit personally from the involvement!   We have a lot of fun things planned this coming year, so join us on the journey!

Thanks Again, Kristi Householder, 2017 President.

For up-to-date DFA event listings, log onto www.durangofriends.org.

General Membership Meeting
Date: March 9, 2017
Location: Durango Stillwater Music, Crossroads Center
1316 Main, New location, next door to Katzin Music
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30AM Business Meeting, 11AM, Program
Program: Intermediate A Capella Ensemble “vox Harmonix” will perform

 

MARCH 16th DFA FUN FUNDRAISER
What: Art Entertainment – Cocktails & Creations
An instructor will show participants the steps to create their unique version of Klimet’s The Kiss.
Unleash your creativity!
Location:  Cocktails and Creations, 600 Main Avenue #1
Former location of quilt store, below The Patio on the corner.
Time: 6PM-9PM
Cost: $50, Fee covers the canvas, paints & materials and the instructors’ time.
DFA will receive $10.00 per head for sign ups after the event.
Cocktails, mixed drinks and wine are extra at their bar.
Register on their web site.    

http://www.cocktailsandcreations.com

 Go to the Calendar, scroll ahead to March.  (Be patient, because each month takes time to download)  Then select March 16th which says it’s a Fundraiser for DFA at $50/head.  Fill out your data and sign up.  (It will say Congratulations, you’re signed up) There is no code to fill in. There is room for about sixty (60-65) people.  Invite your friends!  This will be fun.   If you decide the week of or the night of March 16th to come to Cocktails and Creations, please call Leela Gill at (970) 759-2400 to provide a headcount for any latecomers.   Colleen needs to have an exact headcount so she and her staff can set up the easels, canvases, and paints.
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.   INVITE FRIENDS AND SPOUSES TO JOIN YOU.
Event Chair:  Leela Gill 759-2400 email:  sleela@live.com

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 2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE PAID BY MARCH 31
Annual membership dues: $35 individual, $50 family, $75 Corporate
Bring your check to the March 9th meeting, or mail to DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango, CO 81302
Invite your friends to join us too! Guests are always welcome to attend events or meetings.
If your annual membership is not received by March 31st, your name will be removed from our roster and you will no longer receive the email newsletters or event updates.

 

Coming Events for your calendar details will follow in future newsletters.

Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno
Game Day Luncheon, April, date TBA, Contact Nancy Macho
Couples Hand & Foot Lesson (card game) and Dinner, April 23, Chair Carol House
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Mah Jongg, luncheon, plant sale, May 19, Marji Wilson’s home, Contact Loraine Sufficool
Hike and Picnic, end of June, Chairs Carol House & Debra May
Farmer’s Market Pie Sale, June 17, Chair JoAnn Trimberger
Annual Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction, October 13, Chair Carol Bruno
December Cookie Exchange, December 7, Chair JoAnn Trimberger

 Possibilities: CPR & Heimlich training class, Contact Mary Kay Lambert; French Cooking Class, Contact Carolyn Plested; Handmade Card Making Class, Contact Guyneth Zimmerman; Stained Glass Sun Catcher, Contact Carol Bruno; Recycle Purse Sale; High Tea Garden Party; Halloween Event; Floral Arrangement Class by Blossom; Chinese Mah Jongg Lessons, Contact Christine Rachlin; Beginners Bridge Lessons (4 sessions); Estate/Garage Sale; Cinco de Mayo Party; Ya Ya Sisterhood Luncheon; Write your own Obituary, Contact Kristi Householder; Zumba Class, Contact Karyn Gabaldon.

Contact Loraine Sufficool, 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.or Judy Fairchild if you are willing to chair any of above possibilities without contact names. If you can help, please volunteer directly with the contact person as listed above.

 

Spotlight on Merchandise

DFA Merchandise update!  New items are available, come check out our new bling lanyards,
great for when you just can’t carry those keys, or don’t want to lose them!
Also great as name badge holders…
Planning a trip?  Check out our battery operated travel toothbrushes, just the thing for a quick getaway….
and with spring coming, the wine festivals begin,
and the popular wine lanyards are back!

Correction – Grant recipients. The February newsletter incorrectly listed three applicants as grant recipients: Animas High School, Music in the Mountains Conservatory Scholarships, and Quadrivium Vocal Ensemble. Every year the Grants Committee scrupulously examines each application to confirm that it complies with the specific criteria in the DFA grant guidelines. Sometimes very worthwhile programs do not meet the required criteria and cannot be granted. The newsletter editor regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused. Myriam Palmer

Announcements

Grant Recipient’s Event: Durango Celtic Festival, March 9-12, durangocelticfestival.com, for details


 


NEWS YOU CAN USE!

February 2017

 

President’s Message

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for our first meeting of the year at the Durango Arts Center and special entertainment by Twenty Moons. It was my great honor to present our 2016 Volunteer of the Year award to the DFA newsletter editor Myriam Palmer. What a deserving recipient!

At our January meeting we approved $23,000 worth of grants to be distributed in 2017. Special thanks to Carol Bruno and her committee who invested their time and expertise to review and recommend these distributions. Truly this is the heart of our organization and so very rewarding to see our fundraising put to such good use.

Our new fundraising board members Loraine Sufficool and Judy Fairchild are looking for event chairs to organize activities for 2017. Your active participation helps build friendships, generates grant income for future years and keeps our social schedules interesting and busy. Thank you for your hard work and your support and encouragement as we start this next year of ‘fun’ fundraising. Details of our first fundraising event “Get Fused” scheduled for Feb. 21st is listed below.

Our next membership meeting will be held on March 9th at the new Stillwater Foundation location at the Crossroads Center next to Katzin Music. 10 a.m. social followed by a business meeting at 10:30 and program by the Stillwater Foundation, one of our grant recipients. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us there.

Thanks Again,   Kristi Householder, 2017 President.
DFA Board Meeting – Feb. 9, 2:00 p.m.   First National Bank Community Room

UPCOMING EVENTS: For up-to-date event listings, log onto www.durangofriends.org.

General Membership Meeting

Date: March 9, 2017

Location: Durango Stillwater Music, Crossroads Center

New location, next door to Katzin Music

Time: 10AM Social, 10:30AM Business Meeting

Program: Stillwater Music, Note: Stillwater is one of our grant recipients

 Fundraising Events!!!

Feb 21st event sold out, so we have a NEW SECOND DATE: Feb 28th, 11am-2pm at

Get Fused Glass Studio & Gallery!
600 Main Ave., Suite 112
Cost:  $35.00, payable to DFA

Come join us for a fused glass workshop!  We will each create two 5″ plates of our own design to take home.  Pam will teach us how to use the tools and materials, and we will each design our own creations. By making two pieces each, we will have the chance to experiment with a variety of styles and textures and colors…what a fun way to spend a winter afternoon with friends!   Class is limited to 12
Contact Susie Ammann at h82fly2@aol.com a.s.a.p. or call 375-7925 to reserve your spot.

 

But Wait, there’s More…on Page 2!

Page 2!

MARCH 16th DFA FUN FUNDRAISER

  What: Art Entertainment – Cocktails & Creations

An instructor will show participants the steps to create their unique version of a selected painting. Unleash your creativity!

Location:  Cocktails and Creations, 600 Main Avenue #1

Former location of quilt store, below The Patio on the corner.

Time: 6PM-9PM 

Cost: $50, Fee covers the canvas, paints & materials and the instructors’ time.

DFA will receive $10.00 per head for sign ups after the event.

Cocktails, mixed drinks and wine are extra at their bar.

 Register on their web site.    http://www.cocktailsandcreations.com  Go to the Calendar, scroll ahead to March.  (Be patient, because each month takes time to download)  Then select March 16th which says it’s a Fundraiser for DFA at $50/head.  Fill out your data and sign up.  (It will say Congratulations, you’re signed up) There is no code to fill in. There is room for about sixty (60-65) people.  Invite your friends!  This will be fun.   If you decide the week of or the night of March 16th to come to Cocktails and Creations, please call Leela Gill at (970) 759-2400 to provide a headcount for any latecomers.   Colleen needs to have an exact headcount so she and her staff can set up the easels, canvases, paints.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.   INVITE FRIENDS TO JOIN YOU. Event Chair:  Leela Gill 759-2400 email:  sleela@live.com

 Coming Events for your calendar, details will follow in future newsletters following board approval.

 Historic Walking Tours, Dates TBA, Contact Carol Bruno
Game Day Luncheon, April, date TBA, Contact Nancy Macho
Sky Ute Casino Money Booth, May 18, Pending
Mah Jongg, luncheon, plant sale, Marji Wilson’s home, Contact Loraine Sufficool
Annual Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction, October 13, Chair Carol Bruno

Do you have ideas for new events?   Loraine Sufficool and Judy Fairchild are looking forward to members leading and participating in new DFA “fun” fundraisers. “It takes a village to run a club” and it is through “fun”draising that we raise the money to support our grants. Questions? Ideas?Contact Loraine at 884-2803 or rlsufficool@aol.com.

Easy Money: If you shop at City Market (including the pharmacy) it is easy to make money for DFA by using your rewards card to sign up for community rewards. It’s simple. Go to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com Follow the prompts. If you don’t already have a digital account, be ready with a nifty password to complete the registration process. Enter Durango Friends of the Arts in the organization block and submit. A portion of every purchase will go to DFA without any additional effort. Just remember that you must renew your registration every year.

More important news…. on Page 3!

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 Membership Roster Updates

We are excited to have a number of new members for 2017. We have also updated the roster with corrected email contact for Susan Weirather and Barbara Morrison. Go to www.durangofriends.org and follow the prompts on the “Members Only” page. If you are unable to open the document and you would like an email or printed hard copy of the latest roster, contact Kristi @ kristi@frontier.net or call (970) 247-4260.

~Congratulations to our 2017 Grant Recipients~

Be FRANK Foundation – Project O.I.N.K.
Dumpster Beautification Project
DAC Creativity Festivity
DAC Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships
DAC Holiday Family Musical Production – Annie, Durango Celtic Society Festival
Durango Choral Annual Children’s Music Camp
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Poets in Schools
4 Corners Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Music in the Mountains Goes to School
San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra
Jeff Solon “Live Music in the School House”
Southwest Civic Winds Concert
Stillwater Foundation – 7th Annual Party in the Park
Stillwater Foundation – Youth Scholarships
Thingamajig Theatre, 20 Moons’ Artist Showcase
Merely Players – Found Space Theatre
Merely Players – A Secret Garden: A Youth/Adult Theatre

Upcoming event from one of our grant recipients:

20MOONS Phases: an evening of improvisations, reflections & conversations
Saturday, March 18, 2017
6:30-9:30pm, open gallery style (come and go as you wish) Durango Arts Center
$15 per person at the door

It’s an installation style performance event: rather than formal theatre seating, the theatre will be open for mingling with a number of designated areas scattered around the space, including but not restricted to the stage, where performances will arise throughout the night. The 20MOONS musicians directed by Jeroen van Tyn will be playing throughout the evening as well. Audience members are invited to mingle, watch, and enjoy light food, and the DAC’s cash bar.
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 Dates and details of Grant Recipient events will be listed on our calendar of events as we encourage your participation. We hope to see you all on March 9th for our next membership meeting!


 


NEWS YOU CAN USE!
January 2017

General Membership Meeting
Date: January 12, 2017
Location: Durango Arts Center
802 East 2nd Avenue
Time: 10AM Social, 10:30AM Business Meeting
Grant Committee Recommendations
Program: 20 Moons Performance

As we ring in the New Year, we welcome our newest DFA board members Loraine Sufficool, Judy Fairchild, Ellen Siegel, and JoAnn Trimberger to a team of dedicated DFA members helping to raise monies to support the arts in our community. In january, we will be distributing an additional $23,000 bringing our grand total for the past 25 years to a whopping $473,000. Wow – this is impressive! You should all be proud of DFA’s huge contributions through the years.

We invite you to attend our January 12th meeting at the Durango Arts Center and bring your 2017 DFA membership dues. Better yet, invite your friends and family to join us too. We’ve all used the phrase “It takes a village”, and we want to encourage our membership to grow as we help our village to thrive in the arts community. Thank you for your continued support!

                                                                                                                                                                                   Kristi Nelson Householder, 2017 President

Membership Dues: Individual $35, Couple $50, Corporate $75
Mail to: DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango, CO 81302

DFA Board 2017

PRESIDENT          Kristi Householder          247-4260/759-6948                    kristi@frontier.net
VICE PRES.            Karren Little                     382-8897/c799-2914                   littlekarren.little@gmail.com
SECRETARY          JoAnn Trimberger           403-4148                                        joanntrimberger@hotmail.com
TREASURER          Christine Rachlin             375-0114/c749-6738                   chrismisc@mydurango.net
MEMBERSHIP      Debra May                         512-215-2234/512-565-5100      debramay20@yahoo
FUNDRAISING      Loraine Sufficool             884-2803/c946-6283                  rlsufficool@aol.com
Judy Fairchild                  259-9673/c759-9673                     judy78dro@q.com
NEWSLETTER       Myriam Palmer                375-0804                                        myriamandtony @gmail.com
WEBSITE                 Myriam Palmer                375-0804                                        myriamandtony@gmail.com
Carol Treat                        375-7781/c505-934-6830           caroltreat@durango.net
GRANTS(2017)       Carol Bruno                       259-0310/c749-0076                   cjbruno.50@gmail.com
PUBLICITY              Carol House                       385-4564/c749-6679                   house.redearth@gmail.com
HOSPITALITY        Carol Bruno                       259-0313/c749-0079                   cjbruno.50@gmail.com
Mary Kay Lambert          c703-955-0560                              marykaykappadelta@gmail.com
MERCHANDISE     Susie Ammann                  375-7925/c714-501-0176            h82fly2@aol.com
Susan Weirather                c903-7127                                      susanw621@q.com
OUTREACH              Ellen Siegel                          561-310-4545                               eg0205@gmail.com

*Bylaw note: Past President may serve as an ex-officio member of the board without voting privileges or impact on quorum requirements.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017
Membership Meetings the Second Thursday of Every Other Month!
Mark your calendars now and join the fun!

January 12: General Membership Meeting – Durango Arts Center Theatre 802 E. 2nd Avenue, 10AM Social, 10:30 Meeting – Approve 2017 Grants,
                     Bring $35 check for individual membership dues, Program: 20 Moons Dance Performance.

February 9: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room

March 9:   General Membership Meeting. 10AM Social, 10:30 Meeting.

March 31:  3017 Membership Dues deadline, $35 individual, mail checks to DFA, P.O. Box 1281, Durango 81301

April 13: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room

May 11: General Membership Meeting -10AM Social, 10:30 Meeting

June 8:  Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room

July 13:  General Membership Meeting – Annual Summer Pot Luck Luncheon

August 10: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room

September 14: General Membership and Spouses Meeting (EVENING EVENT with Grant Recipient Presentations) Strater Hotel Pullman Room,
699 Main, 6PM  Pasta Buffet Dinner Optional – 7PM Brief Business Meeting, 7:30PM Grant Recipient Brief Presentations

September 15: Grant Applications available for pick up at Karyn Cabaldon’s Fine Arts Gallery, 680 Main Avenue

October 12: Board of Director’s Meeting 2-4PM, First National Bank Community Room

October 13: Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction, Strater Hotel. Our Biggest Event of the Year! 10AM Silent Auction and Social, 12 noon Luncheon, program/entertainment to follow. Note: Silent Auction procedures have been adjusted to reduce wait/lines following luncheon.

October 15: Grant applications deadline

November 9: General Membership Meeting, 10AM Social, 10:30AM Meeting. Nominations for 2018 slate of officers.

December 14: Board of Director’s Meeting/Holiday Gathering/New Member Luncheon.

MERCHANDISE SPOTLIGHT

Susie and Susan will bring selected items to the DAC and welcome your suggestions for new DFA items.

 


NEWS YOU CAN USE!
December, 2016

 

December Cookie Exchange
Date: December 8, 2016
Location: JoAnn Trimberger’s new home – members and guests only
200 Red Oaks Lane, Hesperus 81326
Time: 1:30 PM,

Appetizers & Refreshments will we served
Bring 2 dozen cookies and a take home container
Cost: $25 payable to DFA
Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
Share a wrapped Holiday ornament for Exchange
Reservations Deadline: November 30
RSVP: JoAnn Trimberger, joanntrimberger@hotmail.com
Send your checks to JoAnn to confirm your reservation

Message from Tina Marie
I want to thank each of you, our members, for allowing me the privilege to
serve as your President this year. It has been an honor, truly!
I would like you to know, that I feel this organization is fortunate to be
filled with such a diverse membership, with endless expertise, and
Enthusiasm, to work together towards our mission- a feat met every year!
I thank our 2016 Board of Directors, and all our member volunteers
for making this year a huge success! YOU ARE DFA!
I congratulate Kristi and our 2017 Board of Directors, and wish for them
And you our membership, a fabulous 2017 fundraising year!
Blessings, and have The Merriest of Holidays!
My love and friendship always, Tina Marie

Merchandise Spotlight

 

I still have items for Christmas stocking stuffers – I will not be dragging much to the Cookie Exchange unless you email me with a special request
– please feel free to do that!  Available are:  glitter stylus pens,
baseball caps in red or khaki, aprons and cookbooks, shopping tote bags,
sticky notes and notecards, and laughing roll-over dogs.
Sold out:  wine glass lanyards – will get more for next year.
Seasonal:  red, white and blue sunglasses – in stock, will bring on request, sort of a summer thing…
If you need anything, email me or call anytime and I will get it to you!

Much thanks –Susie Ammann h82fly2@aol.com (970) 375-7925 or (714) 501-0176

Kudos, Congratulations, and Hooray!

 Special thanks go to the following merchants and individuals who so graciously contributed to the Fall Luncheon. Remember to mention your appreciation when you visit these merchants or meet these friends of DFA:

6th St. Hair Salon, About Face Aesthetics, Artisano’s, Atlas Specific, Bangs! A Hair Design Studio, Bar D Chuckwagon, Elizabeth Barkley, Sandy Bauman, Doug Boykin, Carol Bruno, Chimayo Restaurant, Ft. Lewis Concert Hall, Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge,  Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Walter Dittmer, The Doubletree Hotel, Durango Arts Center, Durango Chamber Singers, Durango Coffee Company, Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Durango Doughworks, Earthen Vessel Gallery, East By Southwest Restaurant, Eolus Restaurant, Judy Fairchild, Four Leaves Winery, Friends of the Durango Public Library, Fuzziwigs, Gardenswartz Outdoors, Marilyn Garst, Glacier Club, Groove U, Lynn Heilbran, Honeyville, Kristi Householder, Jean Pierre Bakery and Cafe, Joy Art & Tea, Karen Galbydon Gallery, Karen Skelly Photography, Ken & Sue’s Restaurant, Cindy Kring, Kroegers Ace Hardware, Yvonne Lashmett, Karren Little, Lone Spur Cafe, Patricia Lorenzen, Nancy Macho, Lisa Mackey, Brenda Macon, Marconi’s Italian Restaurant, Debra May, Laura McWilliams, Merely Players, Mesteno Gallery, Anne Moreau, Syndey Morris, Music in the Mountains, Mutus Italian Kitchen, North City Market, Olde Tymer’s Cafe, Open Shutter Gallery, Overland Sheepskin Co., Myriam Palmer, Linda Pampinella, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Joanie Petersen, Marion Pierce, Plate Restaurant, Plaza Salon, Carolyn Plested, Rhonda Pulsfut, Power U, Prairie Fire Pecherons, Christine & Howard Rachlin, Bette Ralph, Susan Reed, Regenesis Intuitive Therapies, Dottie Robinson, Rochester Hotel, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Mary Rogers, San Juan Symphony, Jeff Solon, Southwest Civic Winds, Spaah Shop & Day Spa, Star Liquors, Strater Hotel, The Kennebec Cafe, The Palace Restaurant, The Red Garter Salon, The Red Snapper Restaurant, Thingamajig Theater, Tippy Canoe, Misty Tucson, Urban Market, V.I.P. Nails, Connie Voss, Susan Weirather, Diane Welle, Susan Welty, Wild Horse Saloon, Sally Wingate, John & Lucy Wornson.

Fall Luncheon: preliminary income $11,411, includes Merchandise sales

 

Celebrate successes in 2016:

Merchandise: Susie Ammann & Susan Weirather – $1,283,Hike, Luncheon, Mah Jongg at Marcia Baxter’s home – $1,050; American Idol Party: Karren Little leader – $480; Mah-Jongg lessons: Peeb Lupia leader – $400; Pie Sale: JoAnn Trimberger’s team – $600 pie, $100 DFA Merchandise; Snowdown Dinner and Show: Carol House leader – $260; Dottie Robinson Boutique Sale: $200; Garage/Esta    te Sale: Maggie Sauer leader – $1,100; Historic Walking Tours: Kristi Householder leader – $1,290 PLUS $30 donation from Nancy Macho – total $1,320; Zumba class: Karen Gabaldon leader – $410; DAC Fool for Love: $308; Game Day, August 5: Dottie Robinson leader – $437; Art Sale, August 5: RoseMarie Bartol leader – $841; Game Day on the Hill: Carol House leader – $800

 Many volunteers assisted with these fundraisers and loads of goodwill was generated in the community.

Happy New Year!

General Membership Meeting
Date: January 12, 2017
Location: Durango Art Center
802 E. Second Avenue
Time: 10:00 Social, 10:30 Meeting
Grant Committee Recommendations
Program: 20 Moons performance

As always, your newsletter editor welcomes your comments, suggestions, and constructive critiques. Contact me at myriamandtony@gmail.com. And keep your eyes peeled for a January newsletter.