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Sex. It CAN make you sick! Durango Pregnancy Center offers STI testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two most common STIs. Did you know that 1 out of 4 college students have an STI? If you've had unprotected sex you need to be tested. Cost: Absolutely FREE Open: Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 4:00 pm Call for an appointment Durango Pregnancy Center durangopregnancy.com 1315 Main Avenue, Suite 230 970-247-5559

FREE Books! On the first Sunday of every month, from 12-5pm, Durango Book Rescue is giving away FREE books!  Railroad tracks @ 923 Narrow Gauge Avenue and help support literacy. For more information, contact: durangobookrescue@gmail.com Thank you for reading!

4CORE’s HomeRx Program , new program offers financing options and access to local contractors to create a package that pays for itself in a short amount of time, averaging an annual savings of $481 in utility bills, in addition to improving health, safety, comfort, and quality of life for families.

Free STD/STI testing - Durango Pregnancy Center offers free, confidential testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Over 2 million Americans are carriers of chlamydia and gonorrhea - many without any immediate symptoms but with long term affects. Time: Every Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (call for appointment) Cost: FREE (no excuses!) Organization: Durango Pregnancy Center durangopregnancy.com Contact: 1315 Main Avenue, Suite 230, Durango, CO 970.247.5559

Birthing the Future, a local nonprofit, is sponsoring an ongoing drop-in mothers wisdom circle for pregnant women, mothers and grandmothers to address doubts and fears about caring for a baby. Renowned teacher, speaker Suzanne Arms is the facilitator. This group meets Wednesdays in the Smiley Building on 3rd Avenue in Durango, from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.birthingthefuture.org

Monthly Senior Health Screenings at the Bayfield, Durango and Ignacio Senior Centers will be conducted by Guardian Angel Home Health and Mercy Home Health beginning in July. Please call 247- 9136 for more details. Visit www.sjbhd.org

Mommy & Me Playgroup - A weekly playgroup for parents with babies up to age one. Get together for information, support and fun! Guest speakers and interesting topics each week. Every Tuesday at 10 am, locations vary. FREE! La Plata Family Centers Coalition http://www.lpfcc.org/ Call Jenni at 385-4747 for more information.

Womenade, a grassroots organization of La Plata County, provides financial assistance to individuals through one-time grants. The purpose of the grant is to help those who have a temporary and often unexpected financial hardship to overcome to move forward with their lives. All you have to do is bring a potluck dish to share, $25 for the donation fund, and a friend. For more information, contact the women’s resource center at 247-1242.

International Adoption Net Interested in adoption but don’t know where to begin? Thinking about adding another child to your family? Not sure if adoption is right for you and your family? Wondering about the difference between International and Domestic Programs? To answer these questions call Liv MacKenzie, MA, LPC at 970-259-4497

Healthy Hounds & Fat Cats will be offering a Free Puppy Social Hour! Start teaching good socialization to your puppy from the very start. Puppies up to 20 weeks old will be able to play and take part in fun, educational games. Please bring proof of puppy vaccinations. Every Thursday from 6:30-7:30 pm at Healthy Hounds & Fat Cats 21738 HW 160 West Call with any questions: (970) 375-9700 E-mail: healthyhound@hotmail.com

Serving Life Chiropractic will offer a free Sign Language Practice Groups. Groups will meet every Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sundays 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meetings will be twice a week to practice sign language skills. You can come to both meetings, drop in or come once a week. These are voiceless, sign language only practice groups. Participants should have some previous experience to participate. Please bring pen, paper and an ASL dictionary and your hands! For more information contact Rachel Kapustka D.C. at 970-422-2032.

Planned Parenthood Do you feel like you need more resources to help you talk to your kids about sex and sexual health? As the country’s largest sex education provider, Planned Parenthood speaks with parents every day about what they can do to keep their teens safe and healthy. For more information about Planned Parenthood’s educational programs, visit http://www.pprm.org/ or stop by the health center located at 47 Suttle Street in Bodo Park.

Yoga Durango offers "an ecstatic Dance & Transformative Movement Journey" offered the 2nd Saturday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m.

Higher Ground has a discussion group that allows participants to seek spiritual solutions. For more information call Robyn at 970-884-9171

Women's Resource Center is offering "How-To" Workshops on topics that will empower women. For more information call 970-247-1242

The Animas Museum the museums hour of operation are May - October: Monday Thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. November - April: Tuesday Thru Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

La Plata Family Center Are you a parent with a child under 5? then you might want to explore what the Family Center of Durango has to offer.

The Durango Living Wage Campaign meets every Thursday. For more information email Living-Wage-D-G-O@gmail.com

SASO us a non-profit organization ready to help victims of sexual assault and provide educational/prevention programs aimed at increasing public awareness. For more information visit www.durangosaso.org.

Regional Housing Authority Looking to buy a home in La Plata County and not sure what the next step are or where to look for support? Call RHA and find out more about their Home buyer Education Class at 970-259-1418.

D-SNIP seeks to end the tragedy of unwanted cats and dogs in our community by providing low-cost spay and neuter. For more information call 970-385-5676 or visit www.dsnip.org

The FLC Grub Hub serves food to the hungry every Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM downstairs in Reed Library room 016. The Grub Hub is free to everyone, all we ask is that you bring your FLC ID and a bag. Come and get some food or give some food! You can contact Charlie at the FLC Grub Hub at cfwecker@fortlewis.edu or at 970-247-7626.

The San Juan County Partnership would like remind our community that across the nation, teen prescription drug abuse is rising. Prescription drugs provide many benefits when used correctly under a doctor’s care. However, when abused they can be just as dangerous as illicit drugs, especially when mixed with alcohol or other drugs. Parents are the first line of defense in helping to prevent teen prescription drug abuse. For more information please contact the San Juan County Partnership at 505-566-5867.

The Durango La Plata Senior Center has Medicare counseling on the 2nd Friday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To sign up for an appointment call Mandi at 970-382-6428.

Has your child been diagnosed with Autism? If so, this message is for you. Vision disorders can contribute to your child's challenges. Poor eye contact, head movement when reading, even tow walking can be signs of vision problems. Vision screenings can be misleading because they are not designed to test ALL of the visual Skills necessary to accomplish activities of daily living. For more information: visit the Parent Resource Center at CODV dot org, or call Highland Vision Center in Bayfield to schedule an appointment. -Any Time - Gravity Works Vision/ COVD (College of Optometrists in Vision Development) www.covd.org (970)884.2020

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