Today’s Community Calendar

 

The Community Calendar is read on-the-air multiple times daily.  If you would like to place an entry, please contact ben@koto.org

The Weekend Community Calendars:

Friday, January 30th:

Birthdays for today are: RUTH BROWN, JODY WATLEY, SALLY JONES, JOSH SALE, DAWN OLSON, DARLA ERIKSON, NANCY SMITH, ANDREW MICHAAN,KAI HABER, A.J. BOROWICKI, ANNIE QUATHAMER, MEGAN MCCABE

TONIGHT at the Nugget Theatre, “BIG EYES” (PG-13) is being shown at 5:30pm, and “SELMA” (PG-13) starts at 8:15pm.

It’s your last chance to take a trip around the sun with Stephanie Morgan Rogers and her art exhibit “illuminate”. The “Gallery Après Closing Party” is TODAY  from 3-6pm at Gallery 81435 at 230 S. Fir Street.

Enjoy a performance of the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theater high school production of “The Drowsy Chaperone”, being performed at the Sheridan Opera House TONIGHT, TOMORROW, and Monday, 6pm nightly.  This is a WONDERFUL musical theater extravaganza that debuted on Broadway to high praise. Visit www.sheridanoperahouse.com for tickets.

TONIGHT at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon, “DYNOHUNTER” is performing some live electronic music.  Suggested donation.  Show starts at 9:30pm.

The Town of Telluride Public Works Department will be shutting off the water to Lawson Hill this Tuesday February 3, 2015 to complete work on the Pressure Reducing Valves. The water will be shut off from 9:00am until 5:00pm. This is routine work that must be completed during the time of year that consumption is at its lowest. Please contact Street Superintendent, Rich Estes with any questions at (970)728-3074.

Telluride Film Festival Cinematheque at the Wilkinson Public Library presents “BOY”, this Monday, at 6pm.  The 2010 film “BOY” is the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson, set on the rural east coast of New Zealand in 1984.  Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.  As always, admission is free and patrons will enjoy food, drink and lively discussion.  “BOY” is being shown this Monday, at 6pm at the library. Arrive at 5:30 for a pre-show reception.

The Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society is offering a field trip to look for raptors (eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons) in the Montrose area. No previous experience is required, just an interest in the birds of these areas.The field trip will be February 21st.  The trips will be limited to 12 people per day on a first come, first serve basis.  Last year over 100 raptors of seven different species were seen. For more information and to reserve a place on the trip contact Bill Harris, 970-249-8055.

The Talking Gourds Poetry Club presents St. Louis native Matt Hayes as guest poet this month at Arroyo Wine Bar in Telluride. Autistic from birth, Hayes has been communicating since age 5 through a process of Facilitated Communication that has led to his pioneering work with the Supported Typing movement.  His primary writing focus is poetry.  The theme of this month’s meeting is “Bridges”.  The Talking Gourds Poetry Club is taking place this Tuesday, February 3rd at 6pm at Arroyo Wine Bar.

Saturday, January 31st:

Birthdays for today are: PHIL COLLINS, PHILLIP GLASS, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, JIMMY LYNAM, EILEEN McGINLEY, BOB BEER, JOHN IRWIN, KATHRYN MacELVEEN-RYAN, ROCCO TSCHETTER, CHRIS FISH, JOHN CARTER

TONIGHT at the Nugget Theatre, “SELMA” (PG-13) is being shown at 5:30pm, and “BIG EYES” (PG-13) starts at 8:30pm.

Enjoy a performance of the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theater high school production of “The Drowsy Chaperone”, being performed at the Sheridan Opera House TONIGHT and Monday, 6pm each night.  This is a WONDERFUL musical theater extravaganza that debuted on Broadway to high praise. Visit www.sheridanoperahouse.com for tickets or get em at the door!

Attention Lawson Hill Residents and Businesses:  the Town of Telluride Public Works Department will be shutting off the water to Lawson Hill this Tuesday February 3, 2015 to complete work on the Pressure Reducing Valves. The water will be shut off from 9:00am until 5:00pm. This is routine work that must be completed during the time of year that consumption is at its lowest. Please contact Street Superintendent, Rich Estes with any questions at (970)728-3074.

TONIGHT at the Fly Me To The Moon, the “STRANGE AMERICANS” are performing some live rock n’ roll music.  Suggested donation.  Show starts at 9:30pm.

The 16th Annual Telluride Comedy Fest is almost here!  From February 12th through the 15th, enjoy nights of Local’s Improv, Standup, and Sketch Comedy, as well as a late-night show on the 13th.  Visit www.sheridanoperahouse.com for full details.

Head on down to The Sherbino Theater and watch some football with the family! It’s a good ol’ Superbowl Viewing at The Sherbino TOMORROW. The bar will be open and board games and other activities for the kids will be available.  Free admission!

The MOONLIGHT PROGRESSIVE DINNER is happening on the Valley Floor this Monday, February 2nd, from 6-8pm.  (One night before the full moon.) There will be three tables set up at different locations on the valley floor.  The first table will have hot apple cider, the second table will have soup and bread, and the third table will have cookies and brownies.  Come ski, or walk,  in the moonlight and have dinner on the Valley Floor!  Its free and fun, call Cindy if you have any questions at 708-3786.

The Talking Gourds Poetry Club presents St. Louis native Matt Hayes as guest poet this month at Arroyo Wine Bar in Telluride. Autistic from birth, Hayes has been communicating since age 5 through a process of Facilitated Communication that has led to his pioneering work with the Supported Typing movement.  His primary writing focus is poetry.  The theme this month is “Bridges”.  The Talking Gourds Poetry Club is taking place this Tuesday, February 3rd at 6pm at Arroyo Wine Bar

Beyond the Groove is pleased to announce four incredible nights of music this ski season at the Telluride Conference Center’s music venue Club Red. Upcoming shows include “Lettuce” Live in Concert with Break Science on February 13th and 14th,  “The Motet”  Live on April 2nd, and “Elephant Revival” on April 3rd. Tickets available locally at Wizard Framing and Entertainment and online at TicketFly.  Visit the Beyond The Groove Facebook page for full details.

Commuters and Travelers:  There will be intermittent delays along Highway 145 just east of Silver Pick Road this Monday, February 2nd and possibly Tuesday, February 3rd from about 8:30am- 4:30pm each day.  There will be intermittent traffic control so closures won’t occur, just possible delays. 

The San Miguel County Democratic Party will hold its Re-organizational meeting next Saturday, February 7th at 10 a.m. inside the chambers of the San Miguel County Courthouse. This re-organizational meeting will allow members of the community who are registered democrats to become more involved in the form of electing precinct committee persons who will run their respective precinct caucuses in the upcoming presidential election, as well as elect officers of the party to serve for the next 2 years. For further information or to learn how you can become more active in your local democratic party contact San Miguel County Democratic Chairman Brian Ahern 708 1596

KOTO’s governing body, the San Miguel Educational Fund, is currently seeking Letters of Interest to fill one open seat on its Board of Directors. The appointed seat term is effective through the December 2015 regular election and the appointment will be made by the current board at the February 19 board meeting.  Letters of Interest are due by 5pm on February 12. For more information or to submit a Letter of Interest for an appointment to the San Miguel Educational Fund Board of Directors, please email Board President Amy Peters at amy@koto.org.

Sunday, February 1st:

Birthdays for today are: RICK JAMES, DON EVERLY, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, KEN OLSON, JEN HAMMOND, KELSY LEWIS, TOM MAHER, RICH BEDOR, PATRICIA DEBEVER, LAURA LEONARD, CRAIG HESS, KENDALL HARWELL, MARK WORMINGTON

TONIGHT at the Nugget Theatre, “BIG EYES” (PG-13) is being shown at 5:30pm, and “SELMA” (PG-13) starts at 8:15pm.

Attention Lawson Hill Residents and Businesses:  the Town of Telluride Public Works Department will be shutting off the water to Lawson Hill this Tuesday February 3, to complete work on the Pressure Reducing Valves. The water will be shut off from 9:00am until 5:00pm. This is routine work that must be completed during the time of year that consumption is at its lowest. Please contact Street Superintendent, Rich Estes with any questions at (970)728-3074.

Commuters and Travelers:  There will be intermittent delays along Highway 145 just east of Silver Pick Road TOMORROW and possibly Tuesday from about 8:30am- 4:30pm each day.  There will be traffic control, so closures won’t occur, just possible delays.

The Indoor Climbing Gym at the Telluride High School is open TONIGHT, as well as all Sundays, Tuesday and Thursdays from 6 pm to 9 pm. Admission is cheap and you can get 10-punch passes or just one time visits.

The MOONLIGHT PROGRESSIVE DINNER is happening on the Valley Floor TOMORROW NIGHT, from 6-8pm.  (One night before the full moon.) There will be three tables set up at different locations on the valley floor.  The first table will have hot apple cider, the second table will have soup and bread, and the third table will have cookies and brownies.  Come ski, or walk,  in the moonlight and have dinner on the Valley Floor!  Its free and fun, call Cindy if you have any questions at 708-3786.

Telluride Film Festival Cinematheque at the Wilkinson Public Library presents “BOY”, TOMORROW at 6pm.  The current series of Cinematheque, entitled “Antipodes,” showcases films from Australia and New Zealand.  The 2010 film “BOY” is the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson, set on the rural east coast of New Zealand in 1984.  Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.  As always, admission is free and patrons will enjoy food, drink and lively discussion as part of the SHOW.  TOMORROW, at 6pm at the library. Arrive at 5:30 for a pre-show reception.

The Telluride School District Board of Education would like to invite community members and parents to participate in FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS to help the Telluride R-1 School District develop a leadership profile for a new superintendent of schools. A meeting for community members is scheduled for Thursday, February 5th at 8:30 AM….. and two meetings for parents will be held at 5:30 PM on February 5th, and again at 8:30 AM on Friday, February 6th. The meetings will be held at the Telluride Community Room.

Telluride Animal Control officer Dan Ryder has a  dog in need of a home.  She’s a  black & brown mixed breed,  short haired young dog with a very nice disposition.  Probably a mix between a shepherd and lab.  If you can provide a home for a sweet dog, or would like to meet her, please call Dan at 519-1613. 

Join Wilkinson Library for “Totally Awesome Tuesdays” after school on Tuesdays at 3:30 through February 3rd and then at 2:30 starting February 10th (when early release starts again).  There are games, crafts, interactive presentations, and all kinds of fun stuff going on… and of course, it’s all free.

The 2015 Butch Cassidy Ski Chase will be held on Saturday February 14th at Priest Lake Nordic Trails area. Racers can choose between 5 and 15 kilometer distances – classic or freestyle. There will also be a kids’ race. Plan to bring your sweetheart – or the whole family – out for a Nordic Valentine’s Day date.  Visit www.telluridetrails.com for more details. To train for the Butch Cassidy, consider joining  local speedstars Corinne Platt and Sara Ballantyne for their Race Ready Clinic, which meets every Thursday at noon at the Nordic Center. Bring your skate skis and be ready for hard interval training.

KOTO’s governing body, the San Miguel Educational Fund, is currently seeking Letters of Interest to fill one open seat on its Board of Directors. The appointed seat term is effective through the December 2015 regular election and the appointment will be made by the current board at the February 19 board meeting.  Letters of Interest are due by 5pm on February 12. For more information or to submit a Letter of Interest for an appointment to the San Miguel Educational Fund Board of Directors, please email Board President Amy Peters at amy@koto.org.