By Nicole Holt
Archuleta Housing Corporation
Four Archuleta County nonprofits have been selected to benefit from the 19th Hole Concerts at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club.
The 19th Hole Concerts pair an Archuleta County nonprofit with a local music talent on Thursday evenings, July 8-29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., to offer a fun and entertaining event.
Food from the grill, beer, wine and signature cocktails will be available for purchase. Concert-goers should bring a camp chair or blanket, and please leave pets at home. The 2021 concert schedule is available below.
The cover charge is a $10 cash donation which supports the four selected nonprofits. At the end of the concert series, all proceeds are pooled and distributed equally to the four featured organizations. This year, the Archuleta committee of the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado hopes to raise at least $1,000 for each nonprofit.
July 8 : Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) — Bob Hemenger, Dixieland, jazz, blues, soul and pop.
July 15: Thingamajig Theatre Company — San Juan Mountain Boys, country, folk, pop and old rock.
July 22: Pagosa Pickleball Club — Zia Chicks, coffeehouse-style favorites.
July 29: Archuleta Housing — Jack Ellis and Out on Work Release, acoustic blues and more.
Archuleta Housing is celebrating 50 years of service in the community this year at the 19th Hole Concert Series on July 29. Archuleta Housing is currently home to 190 residents in Pagosa Springs and has provided affordable housing to many other residents through the years. At the celebration, Archuleta Housing will be honoring the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the founders of the original board of directors, who had the foresight to construct affordable housing units and obtain a Section 8 contract from HUD back in 1971. For more information, visit ArchuletaHousing.com.
CRIA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer association which runs the daily operations and interpretive program at Chimney Rock National Monument under a participating agreement with the USDA Forest Service/San Juan National Forest. CRIA promotes public education, interpretation and the stewardship of culture and history through tours and special events at the monument. CRIA receives no government funding and depends on tour fees, donations and grants to fund the interpretive program. For more information and the 2021 Calendar of Events, please visit ChimneyRockCo.org.
The Pagosa Pickleball Club has been active in Pagosa Springs since 2010. Over this time, the club has grown to more than 240 members. The club is currently leading a capital project to build permanent, dedicated outdoor courts to enhance the recreational opportunities for local residents of all ages and visitors from across the USA and many foreign countries. It offers free introductory lessons and loaner paddles for beginners and provide skill-development clinics for the more experienced players looking to improve their game. All are invited to join the group as a member, a sponsor or friend and learn to enjoy the fastest-growing sport in America. For more information, visit PagosaPickleBall.org.
Thingamajig Theatre Company is home to this year-round professional theater company, at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. Thingamajig Theatre Company is celebrating its 10th year in operation and raised the curtain on its 2021 summer season on June 25 with a new production of the A.R. Gurney comedy “Sylvia,” starring Laura Moore, to be followed by two fundraising gala concerts and a special limited engagement with Thingamajig favorite Dennis Elkins in early July, performing two original one-acts. For more information, visit PagosaCenter.org.
With a safe, physically distanced, outdoor venue, the 19th Hole Concerts are sure to be a comfortable way for community-minded music lovers to re-engage and connect with one another. Save the dates and plan to enjoy live, local music and beautiful scenery while supporting local organizations. Tickets will be sold the day of the event and are cash only.