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Monthly Archives: August 2017

August 30 – Six Dollar String Band Community Concert

Join the Community Foundation for an evening of music provided by the the Six Dollar String Band in the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits like Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center, an organization that aims to create positive social change by supporting all immigrants and their loved ones through advocacy, education, and integrative programs. Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

Six Dollar String Band

 

Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center

August 23 – Pete Giuliani Community Concert

Join the Community Foundation for an evening of music provided by the Pete Giuliani Band in the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits like Lisa Parker’s Puppies, an organization that aims to rescue, foster and find permanent loving homes for abandoned dogs and puppies in La Plata County and the rural Four Corners, while also raising awareness for spay and neuter and the proper stewardship of animals. Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

The Pete Giuliani Band

 

Lisa Parker’s Puppies

 

August 16 – Black Velvet Community Concert

Come to the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel to enjoy an evening of music provided by Black Velvet. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits, such as Durango Adult Education Center.  Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

The Durango Adult Education Center, a caring learning community, fills educational gaps by providing the skills and knowledge necessary for livable wage careers, post-secondary education, and social and economic mobility. For the last three decades, DAEC has played an important role in improving the lives of our community’s most vulnerable populations by providing highly effective programs and classes in adult basic literacy, high school equivalency preparation, financial literacy, and English as a Second Language. DAEC also provides onsite child-care and career transition services.

Black Velvet

 

Durango Adult Education Center

August 9 – Hello Dollface Community Concert

Join us for an evening of music provided by Hello Dollface in the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits such as San Juan Symphony. Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

In the early 1970’s, amateur musicians in Farmington, New Mexico and Durango, Colorado founded two separate orchestras. Today, the combined groups form the core of a 65-member professional orchestra that draws musicians from the entire Four Corners region, and is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are drawn from Farmington and Durango. The San Juan Symphony performs at Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall at San Juan College in Farmington, NM, at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, the Michael D. Palm Theater in Telluride, CO and Montezuma-Cortez High School in Cortez, CO. The SJS also has three youth orchestras, serving 3rd-12th students in the Four Corners area, and sponsors an annual Youth Concerto Competition.

San Juan Symphony

 

Hello Dollface

August 8 – ColoradoGives Lunch & Learn

ColoradoGives: Next Steps & Developing an Action Plan

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 11:45am – 1:00pm | Community Room, First National Bank of Durango

This Lunch & Learn is intended for nonprofits that are approved for ColoradoGives or are in the process of completing a profile for approval.  We will be discussing:

  • the Community Foundation’s role as a regional champion
  • planning next steps and a marketing timeline to get the most out of ColoradoGives
  • deciding on a logo for the Southwest Colorado regional platform
  • pros and cons of a PR launch event.

Lunch & Learns are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month in the First National Bank of Durango Community Room.  Lunch & Learns focus on education and resources regarding ColoradoGives, as well as provide local nonprofits the opportunity to connect.

Click here for more information on ColoradoGives, the Community Foundation’s role as a regional champion, and how to begin the process of participating.

August Nonprofit Resources

ColoradoGives Lunch & Learns, Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days Steering Committee Meeting Schedule, and Upcoming Community Events

August 2 – Lawn Chair Kings Community Concert

The Lawn Chair Kings will be playing at the Community Concerts Series in the Rochester Hotel’s Secret Garden. The $10 cover charge will help support La Plata County nonprofits, such as Durango High School Troupe 1096.  Food and drink, including signature cocktails using Tito’s Handmade Vodka, available for purchase.

Durango High School Troupe 1096 is a nationally recognized theatre troupe with a long-standing history in the Durango community. They strive to provide a safe and educational space for all students to have a place to learn responsibility, respect, and teamwork; in building this atmosphere, DHS Troupe 1096 teaches students real world skills of dedication, perseverance, and collaboration. Finally, they develop artists that provide a wide range of performing and technical art to the community of Durango, Colorado.

 

Lawn Chair Kings

 

Durango High School Troupe 1096

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