March 30, 2014
special message from the President:
to ask membership to consider changes to bylaws, approve other
everyone! Well, spring has sprung here. In town, the blossoms are so
lovely to see. As you will read, the board has proposed a number of
changes, and we wanted to be sure to give you an opportunity to review
them before our General Meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, at the
Durango Arts Center.
I also hope you will support our upcoming fund raisers, listed below.
I know the various committees and individuals are working
make our year a success!
I am looking forward to seeing you all at our meeting!
Carol Treat, President DFA
links for the proposed changes and rationale behind
Learn more about Vermeer
at next DFA General Meeting on May 8
a complete list of general meetings here
. . . Learn
more about 17th century Dutch painter Johan Vermeer at the next general
membership meeting of the Durango Friends of the Arts. The meeting will
begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, at the Durango Arts Center. DAC
Docent Steve Walker will present the program.
Vermeer specialized in middle class domestic life and middle class
residents of his neighborhood, like the painting above right, Girl with the Pearl
Earrings. Contact Karren
Little at email@example.com
for more information.
Laura Marachino, May 1
Diane Welle, May 9
Marilyn Garst, May 13
Cristine Champagne, May 16
Joan Spicer, May 23
Rose Bartol, May 23
Patty Hain, May 25
Caroline Todd, May 30
on the Speakeasy
Door, for All That Jazz,
the fifth-annual Ya Ya Sisterhood Luncheon on May 10
A couple of seats are still available for the annual Ya Ya Sisterhood
Luncheon, and wouldn't it be fabulous to have a full house? A sold-out
event? Susie Ammann and Carol Bruno and their committee members have
been working very hard to make this a fantastic event. Join your
girlfriends for All That
on Saturday, May 10, at Carol Treat's speak-easy at 51 Cliffs Edge
Drive in the Glacier Club. Starts at 11 a.m. Check
of $50 reserves your spot.
To get there: Take U.S. Highway 550 to Mile Marker 39. Turn into the
Glacier Club. Follow the road around the golf course, staying left on
the road. Take the very first righ, and go down the hill to Cliffs Edge
Drive on the second left. The Gate will be open. Call Susie at 375-7925
or Carol Bruno at 259-0373 for more information.
Zumba from Karyn Gabaldon
Karyn Gabaldon will introduce you to Zumba for only $10 per person, and
all proceeds benefit the Durango Friends of the Arts. The class will be
at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Smiley Dance Studio. She offers
a lower impact, slower class with salsa, cumia, cha cha and a little
bit of rock-n-roll to music that is, perhaps, a little more familiar to
our generation. Please let Karyn know you plan to attend at
Away on June 14
with Tim Sullivan at Edgemont Picnic Grounds
Join your Durango Friends of the Arts friends who purchased Tim
Sullivan and his band for a night of music and dancing on Saturday,
June 14. It starts at 4 p.m. when the picnic grounds open.
Bring a picnic dinner and your own beverages. Music and dancing
commence at 6 p.m. A dance floor and some tables will be under a tent.
This fun event is a fund-raiser for Durango Friends of
the Arts. Contact Cindy Cortese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
doesn't like pie? Who doesn't like YOUR pie?
Joann Trimberger is organizing several bake sales this summer to raise
funds to replace the Artists Market that had to be canceled. The first
will be on Friday, June 20, at the First National Bank of Durango.
Please consider baking pies, cakes, cookies, etc., to help. Contact
Joann at email@example.com, and let her know if you can
provide some baked goods and/or spend some time at the booth.
Market Bake Sale Dates
Joann also has secured two dates at the Farmers Market to sell pies.
She needs pies for and June 14
9. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
from the incomparable Marilyn Garst
Marilyn Garst will host a fantastic German dinner and piano concert for
a lovely fund-raiser scheduled for Friday, June 27, at her home. Her
sister, Bonnie Mangold, will accompany her on cello. Dinner and concert
$100 per person. This is a limited event.
Joanie Thomas and Marilee White will be her chefs and servers for the
If you've never attended one of Marilyn's gourmet dinners and piano
concerts, you will be enthralled by her charm, her cuisine and her
incredible piano performance. Contact Marilyn at email@example.com
Jewelry Class has filled
'n' Stones Jewelry Class
is filled, but do call Mary Orsini for the wait list. The class will be
on Saturday, June 28. Cost is $100, all of
which will be donated to the Durango Friends of the Arts. Mary will
ensure a day of fun, good food, and jewerly making with
friends. Contact her at Mary Orsini, firstname.lastname@example.org
scheduled for July 10
Make your reservations now for the annual Summer Potluck and General
Meeting on July 10 at the beautiful home of Mary Husemoller, 748 South
Lakeside Drive in Hesperus. Please e-mail Myriam Palmer at
email@example.com. Meeting begins at 10 a.m. Lunch follows. Iced tea
and lemonade will be provided. We'll have grab bags of wine for sale if
you would like to purchase one to take home or drink at the luncheon.
The Fort Lewis Percussion Band will perform under the direction of
Janothan Latta. As always, the group is a DFA grant recipient. Please
bring a dish to share. If your last name begins with:
F-K: Green Salad
L-R: Main Dish
S-Z: Pasta Salad
and/or hiking with lunch at
Marcia Baxter's home
Open to beginning and experienced mahjong players. Starts at 11 a.m. on
July 18 at Marcia Baxter's home in Destination Ranch. Limited to 40
people. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. with a hike after lunch, or play
more Mahjong. Cost
$35 per person. To reserve your spot, send your check to Joanie Thomas
at 77 Los Ranchitos Drive, Durango, CO 81301. Make checks payable to
your reservation now
for a High Tea Party
on Aug. 9 at Marilee White's Lawn in the Animas Valley!
White will host a High Tea at her home from 2 to 4 p.m. on August 9 .
Limited to 30 tea sippers. Reserve your seat now at $35 per person by
sending a check to Carol Treat, 51 Cliffs Edge Drive, Durango, CO
81301. Ms. White
promises a delightful afternoon of visiting, eating wonderful treats,
scones, and teas from all over the world. Watch your newsletter for
Put this on your calendar now: Friday, Sept. 19. Contact Carol Treat at
Day at Carol
Home on Sept. 29
Play Mahjong or regular bridge with a delightful lunch prepared just
for you. It'll be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, at Carol
House's Home. Cost is
$35 per player. Please send a check to reserve your spot to Carol at
3189 E. Animas Village Drive, Durango, CO 81301. Limited seating. Call
Carol at 385-4564.
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more information on DFA or to donate to DFA, contact our President,
Carol Treat, 970-375-7781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
membership information contact Dana Wilson, 970-403-3776 or email@example.com.
better understand our grants process, contact Betty Kilpatrick,
970-375-1430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
membership meetings are the second Thursday of January, March,
May, July, September and November. They are open to the public.