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 corey@koto.org.

Friday, February 11th:

Birthdays for today are:  GEORGE LEE, MOE BANDY, JOE DON BAKER, DUSTIN MINOR, JACKIE PEPPARD, JOSH BOROF, JUDY CAMPBELL, RICH MITCHELL, WILL WASSON, DENNIS MITCHELL, DONNA JIROUX, SULLIVAN COIT, CAMERON POWELL, RIVER AND KEVIN ALBRECHT

TONIGHT at the Nugget Theatre, “BRIDGE OF SPIES” (PG-13) is being shown at 5:30pm, “THE REVENANT” (R) is being shown at 8:30pm.

The Gold Kings will be playing music at La Cocina de Luz during apres-ski TODAY from 5-8pm.  Rockabilly, Americana, Jazz and more, from the musical trio of Steve Green,  Ashley Boling and Neil Marlens.

Vagina Monologues are here! If you missed last night’s performance, this series of vignettes will be performed again TONIGHT and TOMORROW at 7:30pm at the Ah Haa School. Telling women’s stories to help bring an end to violence against women.  Tickets available at the door. All proceeds benefit the San Miguel Resource Center.

In order to ensure the safety of the outdoor rink throughout the weekend, the Parks & Rec Department will be closing the rink from 1pm – 5pm daily starting TODAY.  Please respect the closures so that Town Park can extend the season of the outdoor rink as long as possible!

The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Jeb Berrier present the 17th annual Telluride Comedy Fest this weekend.   Each night of the festival is a unique mix of stand up, sketch and improv comedy. Visit www.sheridanoperahouse.com for tickets and full information on performances.

The Butch Cassidy ski chase and nordic fun day is happening TOMORROW at Priest Lake. Racers can choose between 5 and 15 kilometer distances. There’s also a 1 kilometer kid’s race. Registration opens at 10 AM. Races start at 11. For more information, visit telluridenordic.com or call the nordic center at 728-1144.

The Wilkinson Public Library offeres FREE “Valentine Making and Cookie Decorating for Kids and Adults”, TOMORROW from 11am – 5pm in the program room.  Supplies, examples, and book resources for constructing your own unique valentines will be provided, as well as plenty of glitter and glue for the kids, along with sophisticated materials and artsy examples of cards you can make while your kids are busy doing their thing.

Earlybird Passes are now available for the 2016 Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend, the ultimate home tour for the connoisseur. Taking place July 16th – 17th ,  visit  www.tellurideartandarchitecture.com for more information and your early bird pass.

TEDxTellurideLive is taking place at the Michael D. Palm Theatre this Tuesday and Wednesday, February 16th and 17th. Speaker sessions being broadcast from 9:30am – 7:45pm each day, registration is required, visit www.TEDxTellurideLive.com to register.  Offered FREE to the community, contact Janet Kask for more information at 708-1264.

Telluride AIDS Benefit Sneak Peek and Gala tickets are now available. A great cause as well as an incredible community event, tickets are going fast but currently still available. Visit www.aidsbenefit.org for tickets. To volunteer, emailvolunteers@aidsbenefit.org.

Next Tuesday, February 16th, the Progressive Women’s Caucus of the San Juans presents a Meet and Greet and Presentation with Colorado Senator Jeanne Nicholson at the Arroyo Wine Bar, beginning at 5:30pm.  Senator Nicholson will present information on the universal healthcare initiative that will be on the November ballot in Colorado.  This event will be live broadcast on KOTO Radio beginning at 6pm. For more information or to become a membor of the Progessive Women’s Caucus visit www.sanjuanprogressive.org

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.  The trips will be held on February 20th and will be limited to 10 people on a first come, first serve basis. For more information and to reserve a place contact Bill Harris, 970-249-8055.

Burlesque pre-sale tickets are now available for current Telluride Theatre members and business sponsors.  Enjoy two totally different shows over 3 nights of fun, Wednesday, March 23rd and Friday and Saturday March 25th and 26th.  Visit www.telluridetheatre.org for full information and tickets.

Join the Telluride Museum for their Historic Pub Crawl, taking place next Thursday, February 18th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Learn the history of popular establishments, hear and share stories from days of yore, and enjoy great refreshments and even better company. For questions and tickets, which include guided tour, drinks and raffle tickets, call 970-728-3344.

F.R.E.S.H Food Hub is presenting a health day event featuring free chair massages, yoga class, local teachers and food. Presentations will cover topics of medicinal mushrooms, essential oils, apple nutrition, cooking, and astrology for the past, and year to come. Child care provided, registration required for children under 4. All taking place at the Livery in Norwood on Saturday, February 20th from 10:00am – 5:30pm.  Visit www.freshfoodhub.net for a detailed schedule or call Leila at 510-205-4550.