Meets monthly at the Durango/La Plata Senior Center. Call Julie Cordova at 259-0835 for more information.
A.B.A.T.E. of Colorado District 6
Meets at 6:30pm the second Thursday of every month at the VFW, 1550 main Ave. A non-profit, charitable, educational and safety oriented motorcyclist rights organization. Call Lou Cundiff at 759-2023.
Adaptive Sports Association
A non-profit organization that assists the disabled community through sports and recreation. To volunteer or make reservations call 259-0374.
Recovery program which helps people get and stay sober. Call 247-1706.
24-hour crisis line for survivors of domestic violence. Legal project, court advocacy, support group and outreach program. Office: 247-4374. HOTLINE: 970-247-9619.
Offers information, programs and support services. Call 259-0122
American Association of University Women
Promotes equality for women and girls, life long education and positive societal change. AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. Call 259-5671.
American Cancer Society, La Plata County
1800 E. 3rd Ave. Suite 101.To meet with a cancer specialist 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call (800) 227-2345. Information also available at www.cancer.org
American Red Cross
1911 Main Ave., Suite 282. Provides health and safety classes, disaster services and training, and emergency communications between families and military personnel. Volunteer opportunities available. Call 259-5383 or visit www.swcoloradoredcross.org.
A non-profit veteran’s organization. All proceeds from events go to charity, sports, youth programs, etc. Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6p.m. Call 247-1590.
Amnesty International Action Group
Fights for Human Rights for all people. Call (415) 288-1800 for location or more information.
Durango-based non-profit land trust, dedicated to helping landowners preserve the natural, scenic, agricultural, recreational and historic value of the Animas region. Contact 259-0522.
Animas River Keeper
Promotes education, conservation and protection of the Animas River and its watershed, along with internship opportunities to work on environmental projects. Contact Aaron at email@example.com or Dave Wegner at 259-2510.
A no-kill shelter for abused, neglected and surrendered dogs in La Plata County. Needs volunteer to walk and train dogs, donations to help with the ongoing costs of animal care and permanent, loving homes for its dogs. Call Anna at 759-8811.
Arts and Crafts Fair Productions
Promotes Arts and Crafts shows and events throughout the four corners. Call 247-2117.
Meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Fellowship Hall at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road.
Bayfield Lions Club
meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Lions Club buildling in Bayfield. For more information, call Joe Mozgai at 884-0928.
Bayfield Study Club
Meets at 1:30pm every third Thursday of the month in various member's homes. Call Paulette Geary at 884-9642 or Anne Schrier at 884-7636.
Bear Smart Durango
is a voluntary effort dedicated to reducing conflicts with bears in the Durango community by eliminating access to human food sources by bears. Call Bryan Peterson at 749-4262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado
Non-profit dedicated to finding mentors for youth. Call 247-3720 or visit www.bbig.org.
Meets at the American Legion, 878 East Second Ave. at 7 pm on Mondays. The public is welcome.
Blue Star Moms of Durango
A non-profit and nonpolitical organization that provides support and information to families of deployed soldiers, along with care packages to troops serving overseas. Meet at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays each month at the First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. Call Diane at 563-3627 or Cindy 884-0904.
Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County
An after school organization for youth in La Plata County ranging in ages from 6 to 18. For more information, contact us at 375-0010.
Brotherhood of light
is a spiritual growth group. Call 382-2553 for meeting days and times.
The Cadence Center for Therapeutic Riding
Offers equestrian therapeutic riding at the fairgrounds for children and adults with special needs. For rider information and volunteer opportunities call 749-RIDE or email@example.com or visit www.cadenceriding.org.
Celebrating Healthy Communities Coalition is a 24 year old prevention coalition promoting healthy norms and thriving youth in La Plata County. All are welcome to attend our collaborative meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.
The Children’s Museum of Durango
Located at 802 East Second Ave., upstairs in the Durango Arts Center. Offers a variety of hands-on exhibits and activities as well as birthday parties. Call 259-9234.
Civil Air Patrol San Juan Composite Squadron
Meet at 6:30 on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the National Guard Armory, on Girard Street in Bodo Park. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. For more info call Lt. Michael Gorman at (505) 870-3251.
Colorado Heart Cycle
A bicycle touring organization that offers local training rides, bike tours and weekend tours. Visit www.heartcycle.org
Colorado Mountain Club
Plans activities including trips, hikes, skiing, backpacking, climbing and educational schools such as basic mountaineering. Call (800) 633-4417 or visit www.cmc.org.
Colorado Mounted Rangers
Mounted search and rescue. Assist civil authorities with crowd control and large parking details. Visit www.coloradoranger.org
Colorado Restaurant Association
Membership trade association serving as the advocate for the Colorado food service industry. Visit www.coloradorestaurant.com
Colorado Retired School Employees Association
A meeting of all retired school employees from any school in the nation. To learn of legislative actions, health and medical concerns, to socialize and to promote education of our youth. Visit www.crsea.org
Provides community support to individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities.
Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado
Specialized non-profit organizations designed to serve the local community as the mechanism for establishing endowment funds - a method of ensuring a steady source of income for community support - while offering the benefits of achieving excellent investment yields through pooling of funds. CHAC meets the second Friday of every month from 8-9:30 at the Durango Recreation Center.
Call 375-5807 or visit www.swcommunityfoundation.org
Cortez Cultural Center
offers regular Native American dances, cultural programs, a museum, art gallery, art classes and a gift shop. Call 565-1151.
Council on Aging
La Plata provides services to seniors throughout the county, particularly through support of the Durango/La Plata Senior Center and the Nutrition Program. The organization meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, Membership is open to all La Plata County Seniors; join at the Senior Center. Call 382-6428.
Creepers Jeepers Gang 4WD Club of Durango
Meets at 7:00pm the first Tuesday of every month at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building. Call 247-1205.
Informal group of bicyclists, unicyclists, skateboarders, inline skaters, roller-skaters and other self-propelled commuters, meets for weekly mass rides at 5 pm Thursday at Buckley Park. Visit groups.google.com/group/durangocriticalmass
Dancing Heron Taijiquan
offers classes in the Chinese martial art 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Mason Center. Call Mary Jane at 385-9597.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Historic, Educational and patriotic organization. For more info visit http://www.coloradodar.org/chapters/sarahplattdecker/
Decolores Civitan Club
Dedicated to improving the community through helping others. Meets at noon every Tuesday. Call Lon Erwin at 247-1019 or Marianne Powell at 799-1727.
Delta Gamma Alumnae Association
w elcomes all Delta Gammas who are new to the Four Corners. Call Heidi Ochsber Mugler at 382-8896.
Durango 4-C Council, Inc. Tri County Head Start Program
Community coordinated child care, grantee for tri-county head start program, Lead Agency Colorado Consolidated Child Care pilot demonstration. Call 247-5960 or visit http://www.earlychildhoodprograms.org
Durango Agility Dogs
An organization for dog lovers interested in playing agility games with their pets. For more information, visit www.durangoagilitydogs.com
Durango Area Human Resource Association
To keep people informed about human resource issues, continuing education, and sharing of common business interests in the field of human resources. For more information visit www.dahrm.org
Durango Arts Force
Enhances the arts and education for teachers and students in Durango. Activities include Creativity Festivity and Arts After School Program. Call 259-2606.
Durango Area Association of Realtors
Membership Association for licensed real estate brokers and broker associates. Located at 125 E. 32nd Street. Call 247-9604.
Durango Bird Club
comprised of beginner to expert birders with an interest in local and and regional resident and migratory birds. Meets the last Friday of the month. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit groups.yahoo.com/group/DurangoBirdClub.
The Durango Arts Center
A non-profit serving southwest Colorado. The DAC presents visual arts exhibits, performances, classes for adults and children. Located at 802 East Second Ave. Call 259-2606 or visit www.durangoarts.org
A non-profit organization that operates a safe, fun place for children and adults to ride and race on an American Bicycle Association sanctioned bicycle motorcross track. All ages and abilities are welcome. Call 259-6243 or visit www.durangobmx.com.
The Durango Chess Club
meets every Wednesday at 6:15 at the Steaming Bean on 915 Main Avenue. If you have any questions concerning that club, contact John Mical email@example.com.
The Durango Children’s Chorale
Meets from 4:00pm to 5:15pm Mondays, September through May, at Fort Lewis College. Call 247-7447.
The Durango Choral Society
Meets from 7:00pm to 9:30pm Tuesdays at St. Marks Church, 910 East Third Ave. Call 247-7251.
Durango Community Access Television
Provides public and educational access to local television. DCAT meets from 8:00am to 9:30am the first and third Wednesdays of the month in its office, 1309 E. third Ave, Suite 27. Call 259-2802 or visit www.dcat.tv.
Durango Community Tennis Association
Pomotes tennis for all ages and abilities by sponsoring instructional clinics and competitive or social tournaments. Contact DCTA@gobrainstorm.net or 247-0680.
Durango Contra Dancers
Holds a dance a month, except July, usually on the first Saturday, to live music and a caller who teaches and directs. No partner is necessary. Call 385-9292 or visit groups/google.com/group/Durango-Contra-Dances.
The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Celebrates the culture of the American cowboy by hosting its annual gathering in October. Call 749-2995 or visit www.durangocowboypoetrygathering.org.
Durango Crime Stoppers
Our purpose is to assist law enforcement to solve crimes by receiving phoned-in information on things happening in and around our community of the criminal nature and passing it onto law enforcement to follow up on and make arrests, recover stolen property, make drug arrests, etc. Hotline: 247-1112 or visit http://www.durangolaplatacrimestoppers.org.
The Durango Junior Development Mountain Bike Team is a program for ages 6-19 years of age. The mission of this program is to develop each individual in mountain biking as a life-long sport through the sport of mountain biking. Call Chad 764-5758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durango Dog Park Organization
Works to educate the public about the off-leash dog park rules and etiquette, licensing and registering laws. Call Susie Bonds at 259-3477.
The Durango Duplicate Bridge Club
Meets at 6:30pm Tuesdays and 12:30pm on Fridays at the Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. Call Betty 382-0443 for Friday games and Barry at 247-1668 for information about the Tuesday games.
The Durango Recreational Duplicate Bridge Club
Meets at 12:15pm on Mondays at the Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. Play is for pairs and all ages are welcome. Call Marion at 247-8052.
The Durango Educational Alliance for Multicultural Achievement (Del Alma)
seeks to improve educational achievement of students in local schools and promote Latino culture through educational, recreational and cultural programs and scholarships. Call 759-2609.
Durango Education Center
Provides one-on-one small group tutoring in adult education. GED preparation, workplace skills development, English as a second language, family literacy and conversational Spanish classes. Call 385-4354
Durango Elks #507
Participates in fellowship and charitable causes. 901 E. 2nd Ave. Call 249-2296 for more information.
Durango Fiesta Days
The oldest celebrated event in Durango, organizes the annual parade, street dance and rodeo that takes place the last weekend in July. Meetings are at 6:00pm the second Tuesday of each month at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building. Call 247-8835.
Durango Food Bank
provides food to La Plata County residents on an emergency assistance basis. Volunteers always are neede to distribute food to those in need 1-3pm Monday to Friday. For volunteering or donations, call 375-2672 or email email@example.com.
Durango Foosball Club
promotes recreational and competitive levels of foosball for all ages and abilities, hosts free training clinics to develop player skills and organizes weekly tournaments. Visit sites.google.com/site/durangofoosballclub/ or call Luke Ragle at 247-8969.
The Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence
community organization of volunteers dedicated to quality education for all students in Durango School District 9-R. To volunteer or make a contribution, call 385-1491.
The Durango Friends of the Arts
is dedicated to raising awareness, promoting cultural diversity and offering support for the arts in our community. It meets the 2nd Thursday of every other month. Call Susi Ammann at 375-7925 or Kathy Setka at 375-0066 or visit www.durangofriends.org
The Durango High Country Gardeners
is affiliated with the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs. It meets at 1p.m. the 3rd Wednesday of each month to share gardening knowledge, take home-garden tours and help with horticulture-related civic projects. Call Heidi Oschsner Mugler at 382-8896.
Durango Kennel Club
Dog related activities, training, AKC dog show, agility, problem solving, breed, help and referrals. Call 247-5531.
The Durango Latino Education Coalition
Seeks to improve educational achievement of students in local schools and promote Latino culture through educational, recreational and cultural programs and scholarships. Call 382-9693.
Durango Lions Club
Meets at noon every second and fourth Wednesday for lunch at the DoubleTree Hotel. Call 382-9568.
Durango Lively Arts Co.
is a community theater group that presents three to four plays a season. Volunteers are welcome in a variety of areas. The group is interested in recruiting both children and adults. Call Shelly Hartney at 259-2934.
Durango Lodge No. 46 AF&AM
Meets at 7:00pm the first Thursday of the month at the Masonic Temple, 421 Turner Drive. Call 259-5416.
Durango Model Railroad Club
meets at 7 pm the second Friday of the month at various members' homes. Call Duane Danielson at 247-9730 or Jim Richards at 385-9906 for more information.
Durango Motorless Transit
Part of the American Association of Running Clubs. Organizes most area races and conducts group runs and training sessions. Call Marjori Brinton at 247-2286 or visit www.go-dmt.org.
Durango National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Call Lisa Hays 769-0053 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 Town Plaza, Box 91, Durango Co 81031.
Durango Nature Studies
An educational group dedicated to bringing nature into the lives of people of all ages. Call 382-9244.
Durango Old Car Club
A local club dedicated to the enjoyment and restoration of classic cars, trucks and other unique motor vehicles. Call Steve at 247-8761.
Durango Parks and Recreation
The Durango Photography Club
Meets on the third Thursday of the month in the Animas Room of the Fairgrounds. Meetings consist of teaching, learning and competing in a friendly, fun –based environment. Open to all skill levels in digital and film photography. Call Barry Dunrand at 375-7877 or email@example.com.
Durango Pony Club
offers equestrian education and instruction for youths younger than 21. Call Susan McLaughlin at 884-2477.
The Durango Pregnancy center
1315 Main Ave. Suite 230 is a nonprofit organization that provides free services including pregnancy tests, maternity and baby clothes, other baby items, peer counseling and community referrals. Come by, call 247-5559 or visit www.durangopregnancy.com
Durango Public Library
offers pre-school story time at 10:30 am Wednesdays and babies, Books & Me at 1:30 pm Thursday. call 375-3380.
The Durango Recreation Center
Community center with pools, gym, games and public use rooms. Call 375-7300.
Durango Repertory Theatre
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing community theatre in Durango. Call 375-1114.
Durango – La Plata Senior Center
Recreation facility for senior citizens. Social, education, dance, fitness, noon meals, cards, pool room, van trips, etc. Call 247-9136.
Durango Shin Budo Kai Aikido
offers classes in the Japanese marital art. Adults meet 6-8 pm Mondays and Wednesdays and 5:30-7:00pm Thursdays. Children meet 4:30-5:30 pm Mondays and Wednesdays. Call Michael at 259-2445 or Steve at 385-6832.
Durango Social Club
A new Scoial Group for folks new to the area or just wanting to meet new people to do activities with, for men, women, singles and couples.
Durango Wheel Club
USA Cycling Association affiliated road and mountain bike club. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.durangowheelclub.com.
Meets 7-8:30am, every Friday at Christina's Gill & Bar. 21382 US Highway 160. Participants practice and learn skills by filling meeting roles, ranging from giving a prepared or impromtu speech to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian. For more information, visit www.earlybirdtoastmasters.org or call Jenn at 799-1767 or Mike at 375-0341
Early Childhood Council of La Plata County
is a coalition of community members and agencies working to create a high quality comprehensive early chilhood system to benefit all young children and families. Call 247-5960, ext 22 or visit www.earlychildhoodprograms.org.
A co-housing community in Durango. Call 259-6818 or visit www.earthrisecommunity.org
The Environmental Center
A student based organization funded by the Associated Students of Fort Lewis College, governed by a student-majority board of directors that includes faculty staff and community representatives. Call 247-7676 or visit http://envcenter.fortlewis.edu
Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 997 of the Four Corners
Meets at 7:30 pm every third Wednesday at Gregg's Flying Service at Animas Air Park. Call Jim at 259-6988 or Bob at 375-1601.
489 1/2 Florida Road. Offers play groups for a variety of ages, family workshops, classes and a community playroom and family support. Hours are 8 am-noon and 1-4 pm. Monday-Thursday and 8am-noon Friday. Call Diane at 385-4747.
A new and emerging grass-roots organization that was designed to meet the needs of the fathers and their families. If offers fatherhood training in Durango and Ignacio. For more information, contact 764-5631, email@example.com or visit www.fathersvoices.org.
Firewise Council of Southwest Colorado
working to keep homes, lives and properties from being damaged by wildlife through education, advocacy, networking and a neighborhood ambassador program. Call the San Juan Mountains Association at 385-1210 or visit www.southwestcoloradofires.org.
Florida Aspen Club
formed in the 1950s. reaches out to the community by assisting families with short term acute needs and with gifts for new mothers in need a Mercy Regional Medical Center. The group raises money through auctions, cookbook sales and other events as needed. Call Pat at 385-9539.
The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE) mission is to advance resource efficiency. Durango Office: 835 E 2nd Ave #230. Cortez Office: 10 W Main Suite 110. Phone: 259-1916.
Four Corners ATV club
is a family-oriented group of ATV enthusiasts. Call Jess at 799-1425.
The Four Corners Backcountry Horsemen
Assists agencies responsible for public land management and promotes the sustainable use and enjoyment of horses in backcountry and wilderness. Call 259-1581 opr visit www.4cbch.org
The Four Corners Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Meets at 3 pm the second Sunday of the month at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2611 Junction St. Call 565-7825 or 385-5450.
The Four Corners Chapter of Medical Transcriptionists
offers educational meetings as an opportunity to improve knowledge and share information related to the field of medical transcription. Call Anna Barendt, 563-0496.
The Four Equine Academy
offers a college-level equine studies program in balanced riding, harmonious training and equine studies supported by and offered through the Fort Lewis College Extended Studies office. Call 385-4063.
The Four Corners Fencing Club
meets on Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm at the American Legion Hall. Call Nik at 769-8463 or Trish at 247-7423.
The Four Corners Fertility Care Center
offers instruction in the Creighton Model of natural family planning, working with NaPro Technology-trained physicians. Call 560-2027.
The Four Corners Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Diversity
works to promote equality and social justice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in the area with education, information, support, community outreach and activities. Call 385-7202 or visit www.4cglad.org
Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
People interested in all facets of rocks and minerals, collecting, lapidary arts and jewelry making. Shop facility available for polishing stones from raw materials. Call 385-6850 for more information.
Four Corners Gunslingers
A local cowboy action-shooting club that has practice shoots the third Sunday of each month. Call Ruff Cobb 247-4386.
Four Corners Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association
schedules events throughout the year and a fall philanthropic project. For more information, call Jigger Staby at 259-7577.
Four Corners Knitting Guild
Meet at 10:00am the second Saturday of each month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road. Call Joy 759-6016.
Four Corners Lesbian Network
is a forum for lesbians in the region to help unify the community and support one another. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.yahoogroups.com and search "Four Corners Lesbians"
Four Corners Miniatures Club
is for dollhouse and miniature enthusiasts of all skill levels. Meets monthly at members' homes to share creative ideas, tips and projects. Comtact Marilyn White at 259-9401 or email@example.com or visit www.4cornersminis.com
The Four Corners Motorcycle Club
A social and motorcycle riding group that meets at 6:00pm the first Wednesday of every month at Christina’s. Call 247-0015 or 884-2765.
Four Corners Iron Horse Motorcycle Rally
Hosts a motorcycle rally every Labor Day weekend in the Four Corners area, brings around 30,000 participants to the area. Visit www.fourcornersrally.com
Four Corners Rose Society
Educates and promotes the growing of roses, maintains the rose garden in front of the 9-R administration building and sponsors an annual rose show. Call Helen Pruski 247-1836.
The Four Corners Weavers Guild
meets six times a year on the 3rd Saturday of odd-numbered months. Meeting places vary and are announced in local papers and on the Web site. Call Mary Alice Hearn at 259-2442 or visit www.fourcornersweaversguild.com
Fresh Start Horse Rescue
Rescues, rehabilitates and finds permanent homes for horses that are neglected, abused or in situations where loving owners no longer can care for them. The organization is seeking volunteers, sponsors and adoptive homes for its horses. Contact Daniel or Amanda Ryan at 882-7522 or visit www.freshstarthorserescue.org
Friends of the Animas Valley
addresses the impact of growth on environmental and community resources with an emphasis on preserving Durango's sense of community, equality of life and unique natural setting. Visit www.animasvalley.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Durango Public Library
An all-volunteer organization, invites membership from the community to support the services of the library with periodic book sales and program promotions. Call Lela at 247-0344.
The Garden Club of Durango
a member of the National Federation of Garden Clubs, meets monthly, usually in membersí homes, to exchange horticulture information and gardening tips specific to Southwest Colorado growing conditions. Members maintain the community rose garden in Santa Rita Park. Call Marsha Schuetz at 247-0198.
Gathering Wisdom Reading Circle
is for people interested in growing spiritually by reading and sharing a variety of nonfiction and fiction books focused on mind, body and spirit. Call Mountaindawen at 385-9597
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
is a non-profit, public lands organization that uses the voices and activism of elders and other broad-minded individuals to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. E-mail email@example.com or visit www.greatoldbroads.org
Great Southwest Council, Boy Scouts of America
Please contact Daniel Bruce for more information (970) 403-5687
Green Business Roundtable
is a nonpartisan group that meets monthly for lunch and a program with the goal of improving business contributions to sustaining the environment. For information, call Kent Ford at 259-1361.
Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County
is a nonprofit building houses for qualified work-force families. The houses are built entirely by volunteers and are sold at zero-interest loans. For more information or to volunteer, call 382-9930, or visit www.habitatdurango.org
Habitat Home Supply Inc.
formerly the "Restore," supplies new and used building supplies to the general public at 50 percent to 90 percent off the retail price. All merchandise is donated to the store. Profits are used to build houses for Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County. The store is located at 600 East Second Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. All donations are tax deductible and can be made during store hours. To arrange a pick-up, call 382-9931.
Harley Owners Group-Iron Horse Chapter
Meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at Durango Harley Davidson, 750 S. Camino del Rio. H.O.G. members share a passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles and come together to enjoy social and riding activities in the area. For more information, call Dee Dee at 259-0778 or visit www.durangoh-d.com
Support group for those who have lost a loved one through suicide. Call Pam at 259-2294 or the Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center at 259-2162.
The Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado
For anyone associated with the building industry. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month. Call Rhonda, 382-0082.
Ignacio Community Historical Society
meets regularly to preserve the history and culture of Ignacio's diverse community. Call 563-4060.
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
Road race and Mountain Bike race held on memorial day weekend. Call 259-4621.
Japan Karate Association of Durango
meets 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Durango Sports Club, 1600 Florida Road. Call 247-2756.
We are an outdoors club located in Durango, CO. This club is for parents who like to pack their babies and toddlers along on outdoor adventures (hiking, biking, canoeing, snowshoeing, skiing, fishing... you name it!). There will be one outing each month (see calendar) suggestions for outings are always welcome. See our website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kangaroo_club/
Kiwanis of the Narrow Gauge
meets from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the back room at Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave. Call 375-0079.
Kiwanis of Durango
meets at 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays at the DoubleTree Hotel. Call 385-7527. Visitors are always welcome.
Kiwanis of Mesa Verde
meets at noon Wednesdays at the Elks Club on Highway 145 in Cortez.
Ladies' nondenominational Bible study/prayer group
group meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at 2013 Highland Avenue. Call 247-5313.
La Plata Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 83
meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the Masonic Temple, 421 Turner Drive, Bodo Park. Call Elaine Johnson, 385-6875.
La Plata Conservation District
meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the Natural Resource Conservation Service building, 31 Suttle St. Call 259-1057.
La Plata County 4-H Clubs
There are 22 different clubs serving La Plata County youth. Call 382-6463.
La Plata County Disaster Recovery Coalition
was formed to address the unmet needs of victims of the 2002 disasters in the county. For more information, call 247-HAND.
La Plata Historical Society
operates the Animas Museum, which has exhibits, a research library, photo archives and gift shop. It collects, preserves and interprets the history of the San Juan Basin, with a focus on La Plata County. Call 259-2402 for more information.
The La Plata County Council on Aging
meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. Call 247-9757.
La Plata County Humane Society
1111 S. Camino del Rio, is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Call 259-2847 for more information.
La Plata Open Space Conservancy
a nonprofit land trust, has worked with private landowners since 1992 to protect important agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, natural and scenic open space, historical and archaeological sites, and recreational opportunities in Southwest Colorado for the benefit of the community and general public. For more information, call Katharine Roser at 259-3415, or visit lposc.org.
La Plata Quilters Guild
meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road. The guild can be reached at P.O. Box 2355, Durango, CO 81302. Call Britt Toppenberg, 259-7172.
La Plata Youth Services
2301 Main Ave., helps youth in the juvenile-justice system and their families find treatment to reduce out-of-home or community placement. Call Harlene Russell at 385-4440.
La Plata County Department of Social Services
Provides a variety of services for residents of La Plata County. Call 382-6150.
La Plata County Democratic Party
La Plata County Energy Council
The mission of the Energy Council is to promote safe and responsible development, transportation and marketing of natural gas in the northern San Juan Basin. We do that by building community partnerships, increasing public education and understanding and addressing public issues. Call 382-6686.
La Plata County Fair
Board of Directors organizes and directs all fair activities with the support of many additional volunteers. Call Debbi Taylor at 382-6471.
La Plata County Republican Committee
Call Tom Crabb at 769-7213.
Lasso Tobacco Coalition
works on tobacco prevention, education and cessation with the residents of Archuleta, La Plata and San Juan Counties to create tobacco-free communities and heathier lifestyles. The program meets quarterly and is part of the San Juan Basin Health Department's tobacco prevention program. Call 247-5702 ext. 227 or visit www.sjbhd.org.
The League of Women Voters
believes in representative government and in the individual liberties in the Constitution of the United States. This nonpartisan political organization encourages informed and active participation. Call 247-5190.
is a pro-life group formed to educate the public about human development and reproduction, civil rights of all human beings, benefits od chastity, etc. Bodo Professional Center, 555 S. Camino del Rio, Suite C1A 385-8451 or 560-2027.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
A national non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Call 970-243-0894.
offers the new warrior training adventure weekend three times each year, an experiential process that helps you touch your inner being and bring it out into the world. Call Jack at 749-8355 or Jason at 769-5320.
Marine Corps League
is a nonprofit organization of active, retired and former Marines involved in veteransí affairs, community activities and youth programs. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Elks Lodge. Call Pete Woods at 247-5093, or e-mail MCLDoCO@CS.com
Medicine Horse Center for Therapeutic Riding and Equine Rehabilitation
Contact 533-7403, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.medicinehorsecenter.org
Mercy Home Health/Hospice
Provides in-home nursing, rehabilitation and personal care. 24-hour hospice service available. Call Michelle and 382-2000.
Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary
Volunteer in hospital at the gift shop, front desk, floor, same day care center, healthy heart check, 9R health fair and prostate screenings. Call 247-4311.
Mesa Verde Paint Horse Club
meets in various locations the second Thursday of the month. Call Cindy Whitney at 382-2698.
The Military Officers Association of America, Four Corners Chapter
Four Corners Chapter meets quarterly in the Durango, Pagosa Springs and Cortez area. All active duty, Reserve, National Guard, retired and former officers of the seven uniformed services are invited. Call Barbara Bales Coyne, 247-7971, 375-0827 or 382-9058.
MOPS (Mothers Of Pre Schoolers)
meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Durango, 332 E. 11th St. For information about meetings, call Janelle Meyer, 385-4693.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
To educate and promote awareness of drinking and driving and to assist victims and their families of this violent crime. Visit www.madd.org/chapter/0800_5022
Mountain Studies Institute
enhances the understanding and sustainable use of the San Juan Mountains through research and education. Visit www.mountainstudies.org or contact Koren Nydick at 247-7071 or Nydick_K@fortlewis.edu.
Mrs. Campis Town Ladies
is an informal organization of ladies and gentlemen interested in dressing in period attire. The group attends functions, acts as tour guides and greeters and works closely with the Durango Central Business District special events group. For more information, call Ricci Dawson at 382-5971 or Kristi Nelson Cohen at 247-4260.
Music in the Mountains
An annual summer music festival which organizes concerts from July to August throughout the Durango area. Call Susan Lander at 385-6820 for more information.
The Narrow Gauge chapter of Good Sam RVers
meets once a month. For information, call Bob and Gail Downs at 247-2902.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of Durango
provides education, support, advocacy and resources to friends and families of persons with mental illness. For more information, call Cat at 382-9089 or a toll-free help line at (888) 566-6264.
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
is a national non-profit representing the interests of more than 70,000 insurance and financial advisers nationwide with more than 900 states and local groups. The local group meets at noon the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September-May at Christina's Grill & Bar on U.S. Highway 160. Call Mike Dalsaso at 382-8143.
National Association of Retired Federal Employees
is a national non-profit representing the interests of more than 70,000 insurance and financial advisers nationwide with more than 900 state and local groups. The local group meets at noon the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September-May at Christina's Grill & Bar on US Highway 160. Call Mike Dalsaso at 382-8143.
The National Mustang Association – Spring Creek Basin Herd Colorado Operations
is a nonprofit entity registered in Colorado to benefit wild horses on a public range between Slickrock and Telluride. Call Louise, 247-4209, or Sally, 382-8086, for information, to volunteer or to donate.
National Organization for Women (NOW)
is a grass-roots feminist organization dedicated to taking action to advance and protect women's rights by taking action in our communities and teaching activitsts the skills they need to make a positive change at every level. Everyone is welcome at its regular meetings. Call Cynthia Aspen at 375-7822.
Our Place at Grandview
Adult day /respite care. A non-profit, non medical, on-site, social model Adult day service. We provide a supervised day time program in a safe and home-like enviorment for caregivers and families of seniors who cannot be left alone due to numerous changes of the aging process. Phone 385-5200, fax 970-385-1099, e-mail- email@example.com
Parents Advocating for Students Success
a group dedicated to learning about IPEs, IDEA, ECEA, 504 information and parental rights, and procedural safeguards in the public school system, meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Call 759-1778.
Pine River Arena Association
keeps the Bayfield Arena open, maintained and operating. Call Trudy Kremer at 884-9425.
Pine River Centennial Rotary
meets at noon Wednesdays at the Pine River Public Library in Bayfield. Lunch and a program are offered. For information, call Katie Middleton at 884-9583 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Merry Christmas
Assists families with food, toys, clothing, utilities and special needs at Christmas. Call 247-2944.
Rape Intervention Team
Provides 24-hour crisis intervention and support to sexual assault victims. Works to end cycles of abuse though the child assault prevention program. Call 259-3074 for information. HOTLINE: 970-247-5400.
Rio Grande Southern Riding Scale Trains
Meets regularly. Ride trains, build stuff, have fun. For families of all ages. Call 385-7430.
Rotary Club of Durango (Daybreak)
Meets every Wednesday from 6:45-8 a.m. at the Durango Comunity Recreation Center, Eolus Room. There will be coffee and a program. For more information, email Chris Lange at email@example.com.
Rotary Club of Durango
Meets every Tuesday at 6 pm at the Strater Hotel in downtown Durango. There will be dinner and a program. For more information, email Mark Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotary Club of Durango (High Noon)
Professional businesspersons service club. Meets every Thursday at 11:45am at the DoubleTree Hotel. For more information, contact www.durangohighnoonrotary.com/index.html
The Rocky Mountain Travelers
have been traveling for about five years and plan about three trips each year. Members are age 45 and older. Call Laurie at 533-7576 or Margaret Ann at 247-2750.The San Juan Audubon Society Chapter schedules meetings and programs connecting people with nature. Call Jean at 247-4574, or Arden, 247-2295.
The Rocky Mountain Health Foundation Durango Chapter
works to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitats. Contact Greg Betzing at 259-9339, email@example.com or visit www.elkfoundation.org.
The Rocky Mountain Ramblers OHV Club
a family-oriented, educational organization with a diverse membership of all kinds of OHV riders, meets at 7 p.m. the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Fun Center on US Highway 160 past Three Springs Boulevard. It also works with the US Forest Service's "Adopt a Trail" program Contact Belinda at 749-0049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
is a version of Rotary International for students and community members ages 18-30 who want to get involved in their community and abroad through service trips, fundraising, event planning, community service and sharpening their communication and leadership skills. Call Katie Zortman at (719) 229-1088.
RVers Narrow Gauge chapter of good Sams
meets one a month. Call Bob and Gail Downs at 247-2902.
The San Juan Archaeological Society
members participate in lectures, field trips and volunteer projects concerning the archaeology and early history of the Four Corners. Meets at 7 pm the 2nd Thursday f each month, usually at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. Visit www.sjbas.org.
The San Juan Audubon Society Chapter
Schedules meetings and programs connecting people with nature. Call 247-4574 or 247-2295.
The San Juan Basin Health Department
Offers various immunization clinics, children’s nutrition programs and various health care education classes. Call 247-5702.
The San Juan Basin Shrine Club
Local club affiliated with the Al Key Shrine in Pueblo, CO. Meetings are held on the first Friday of the month at 5:30pm. Call Ace Hall at 259-4533 or Tommy Tucker at 247-2832.
The San Juan Citizens Alliance
A non-profit organization dedicated to social and environmental justice in the San Juan Basin. Call 259-3583.
The San Juan Harness and Saddle Association
Promotes the use of horses, mules donkeys or other animals for draft, riding, work, pleasure or show. Call Dave Harwood at 903-4060.
The San Juan Mountains Association
Promotes education, conservation and interpretation of cultural and natural wonders on local public lands. Call 385-1210.
San Juan Sledders Club
A non-profit community service organization that promotes safe recreation through family activities, various winter awareness classes and grooming of trails for multiple winter recreation. Call 884-2101.
The San Juan Swingers Square Dance Club
Meets from 7:30 to 9:30pm Fridays at the Durango/La Plata Senior center, 2424 Main Ave. Call 884-1338.
The San Juan Symphony
A regional orchestra uniting the Four Corners area by nurturing the art of music through education and high-quality performances. Call 382-9753.
The Sarah Platt Decker Chapter of the daughters of the American Revolution
A historic, educational and patriotic organization that meets at 10am the second Saturday of the month at the Durando/La Plata Senior Center. Call Jeanne Janisch 382-0966.
The Sarah Rebekah Lodge No. 20 100F
Meets at 7:30pm the first and third Thursday of the month at the Odd fellows Hall, 934 1/2 Main Ave.
Sat Mat Satsang
teachings of the Saints Kirpal Singh and Ajaib Singh, are offered 10 a.m. to noon Sundays. Admission is free. Call 884-6099.
A group of young seniors pursuing outdoor adventures, meets at 6:30pm the second Tuesday of each month at the Durango Community recreation Center. Visit www.seniorsoutdoors.org for more information or call Ed and Judy Rosenthal at 385-4754 for more information.
Sexual Assault Services Organization
Offers a free and confidential, 24-hour hot line at 247-5400.
A nonprofit organization, is a monthly food distributor that offers grocery packages at half the retail price to everyone. To register for SHARE, visit Durango Food Share 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at San Juan Basin Health Department, 281 Sawyer Drive. Call (800) 933-7247.
An organic community garden three miles north of Elmore’s Corner, provides land and water. Other expenses are shared. Organic produce is grown for donation to nonprofit organizations and for the gardeners. Call Bob Kauer at 247-7850.
Sierra Club, Weminuche Group
meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at 220 Haltovia Circle Call 247-8811 for directions.
Single Parent Family Association
offers monthly family potlucks, local resource referrals, support and friendship for single parents. The group meets at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road. Call 259-1586, e-mail email@example.com , or visit www.angelfire.com/co4/laplataspfa
Shotokan Karate Durango
Trains participants for confidence, self-defense, sparring, whole-body fitness and flexibility 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Durango Sports Club, 1600 Florida Road.
Snowboard Outreach Society
Provides adventure therapy for kids at risk. Call Julie Visnich at 769-8397.
Snowdown of Durango, Inc.
Organized to promote fun, commerce and tourism in Durango through this annual winter festival. Call Terry at 382-3737.
Society for Creative Anachronism
Shire Rio de Las Animas Perdidas, Kingdom of the Outlands, meets at 1:00pm the first and third Sundays of the month. Fighter practice and archery are available after meetings and by arrangement. Call Selena at 946-2715
Is a social group for widows that meets regularly for potlucks and other activities. Call Mary Lee Pool at 247-5303.
The Southwest Colorado Childbirth Education Association
holds regular classes on childbirth and breastfeeding at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. For information call Barb Knehans at 884-8164.
Southwest Center for Independence
Offers advocacy, information and referral for people with disabilities and their families who reside in any of the five Southwest Colorado counties. The Office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 835 E. Second Ave., Suite 200 in Durango. Call 259-1672.
Southwest Colorado Chapter of MADD
Provides support for victims of drunken-driving crashes while also striving to prevent underage drinking and driving. Victim-impact panels are at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the La Plata County Courthouse. Meetings are the third Tuesday of each month. Call 385-4211.
Southwest Colorado Multiple Sclerosis Society
Provides services and information for people with multiple sclerosis. Call Jeanine at 385-4744.
Southwest Colorado Office of Resource and Referral
Can help you find a state-licensed child care provider. Call 247-5960.
Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition
A group of La Plata County community members committed to staying active in addressing peace and social justice issues on a local, state, national and international levels, meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Wednesday at the Adult Education Center. Peace vigils are held at 4:30 p.m. every Friday at 11th Street and Main Ave. Call 259-0285.
Southwest Colorado Youth Football Association
Is a nonprofit that operates the Durango Youth Football chapter, representing the league of FCYAFL for Southwest Colorado. Teams include fourth, fifth and sixth grades. Sign-ups take place April through early August.
Southwest Republican Women
An organization that welcomes all people interested in education issues such as literacy, scholarships, women entering the workforce and more, meets at noon every third Tuesday of the month at the DoubleTree Hotel in the lounge. Call Velbeth Jones at 385-0300 to reserve a spot.
Special Olympics Colorado
Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of sports for children and adults, 8 and older, with intellectual disabilities. Call Dianne Hoffecker 259-7607 for more information.
Is a forum for cyclists to discuss area trail conditions and good routes and to find other interested riders. Also posted are maps, altitude profiles and pictures. An organized ride is planned for most weekends, April-November.
Spring Creek Community Association
Local people coming together to strengthen families and provide a facility for community use. The association sponsors dances, potlucks, meetings and fundraisers for families, young people and senior groups. It is available for private use. Call 883-2491.
Spring Creek Horse Rescue
All-volunteer nonprofit that rescues, rehabilitates, retrains and finds new homes for horses. Horse people always needed for handling, mucking and grooming. Donations of hay, senior feed and money for vet bills always are needed. Call 884-4425. Located in Gem Village, call or email for an appointment.
Strawberry Field Trips
Women's bicycle club that organizes bicycle tours. Call Besty Richards at 259-5372.
Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado
Seeks to incorporate the concept of sustainability into all local and regional activites by working with policymakers, business leaders, community groups about complex links among critical areas including environmental quality, social health and economic development.
T.O.P.S. (Take off Pounds Sensibly)
Is for those carrying extra pounds they can't seem to lose by themselves. The group meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. next to the Durango High School. All ages are welcome. Call Lorraine at 259-2630.
Is a nonprofit trail-work and advocacy group that promotes development and maintenance of community trails, trail connections and courtesy among trail users. A founding member of the Bicycle Friendly Communities for Durango, the group encourages multimobile transportation opportunities. To Join or volunteer for trail works call 259-4682.
Uiie-Bhuadhach (ool-vadak, Gaelic, meaning "all-conquering")
Is an Irish-American organization promoting Celtic culture and awareness of the contributions of Irish Americans to the community. Call 375-1114.
United Blood Services
Holds blood drives throughout the week at its offices, 146 Sawyer Drive, Bodo Park. Donor ID is required. Call 385-4601.
United Way of Southwest Colorado
Builds healthy communities by identifying problems our local residents are facing. Call 247-9444 in La Plata and San Juan counties, 264-1215 in Archuleta County, 882-2635 in Montezuma and Dolores counties.
Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Auxillary
Supports and promotes the fire district and meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the UPRFPD Administration Building, 515 Sower Drive in Bayfield. For more information call Carolyn Cook 884-7978.
Useful Public Service Program
Assists people in successfully completing court-ordered community service by connecting clients with nonprofit or government agency work sites and/or projects. Call Susie Bonds at 247-0982. The program is part of the 6th Judicial District Probation Department.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Military Family Support Center
Offers help to families who have a family member or friend in the armed forces. The center is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily in the basement of the VFW Building, 1550 Main Ave. A support group meeting, beginning with a potluck dinner, meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 385-7858 or 749-1673.
Victorian Aid Society
A nonprofit group, promotes history education through activities and appearances in authentic, researched, reprodction Victorian attire. Since 1997, the group has supported area towns, businesses and nonprofit organizations with portrayals of local pioneers in cemetery tours, parades, living history shows, walking tours, programs and train events. Call Carrie Foisel at 385-5482.
Violence Prevention Coalition of Southwest Colorado
Serves as a collective voice on issues of domestic and sexual violence and works toward the reduction of those crimes through ongoing development, implementation and coordination of a comprehensive systems approach in the 6th Judicial District. The group meets monthly. Call 385-6127.
Weight Loss Support Group
Meets at 5:00 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Call Tammy MacDonald at 749-8380 or Lora Hill at 749-3517.
Meets at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Victorious Life Church, 2106 25th St., across from Miller Middle School. Call 385-6877.
An organization curing mental illness the constructive adult way, Humans Anonymous 12-step program, meets at 4 p.m. Saturdays at 270 Browning Ave. in Ignacio. Call Clover at 563-4433.
Wellspring Mountain Spiritual Retreats
Provides programs that foster spiritual healing and wholeness for women, regardless of economic background, race or spiritual beliefs with alternatives to traditional spiritual practices. The nonreligious organization addresses topics such as grief, addiction, personal growth, activism and more. Contact 375-2955 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westside Homeowners Association
Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Church of Christ Annex, 2100 West Third Ave.
"What About the Children" Book Club
Meets to discuss books that provide tools and support for helping children cope with the pain of divorce. Call Therese at 247-0435, Ginny at 385-5575 or Alice at 375-2313.
A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting congressional leaders and electing new officials at the federal, state and local levels who will defend and advocate protection of America’s public lands, particularly wilderness. Call 375-1696.
Wild Woolly Wo/Men of the West Spinners Gulld
Meets the last Saturday of each month. All are welcome. For location, call 588-1696 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Womenade of La Plata County
Provides financial aid to members of the community who find themselves in financial straits. Funds are generated four times a year by fundraising potluck dinners. Call the Women's Resource Center at 247-1242.
The Women’s Resource Center
Advocates for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women in La Plata County, 679 E. Second Ave., #6. Call 247-1242.
Meets monthly at various shops around the area. Call Harry Hill at 759-9189.
Youth Baseball of Southwest Colorado
Little League. Call Joe at 247-8191.