Featured Events This Week

 Sunday, October 17th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship
8:00am / Purgatory Resort
The collegiate mountain bike national championship is coming to Purgatory Resort! Stay tuned for more details, and plan to be here for four days of racing with the best collegiate athletes in the country.
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month from 9 AM to 11 AM at the VFW Post 4031. Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Tethered Balloon Rides
9:00am / Animas Valley Balloon Rally
FREE - Tethered Balloon Rides Sat and Sun morning at the Launch Field after all balloons have taken off.   Public Parking is in the field on the south side of Hermosa Meadows Road; Hwy 550. Do not park on the launch field.    Please do not park oat the Animas Valley Elementary as school is in session Friday am.   Please do not park on Hwy 550   We suggest warm clothes, tennis shoes or boots, no flip flops or sandals   No dogs allowed on the launch field. No smoking on the launch field. Please remember all events are weather permitting.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Native American Stories for All Ages
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College Theatre Mainstage
Fort Lewis College celebrates Native American theatre! FLC Theatre will perform 3 short plays exploring cultural traditions, origin stories, heritage, and belonging. All 3 plays are written and directed by Native Americans. In Wild Horses, a 12-year-old Tongva Native American girl from LA takes a fantastic journey, through the use of puppetry and imaginative characterizations, into her city and her family's history. Chief Tender-Foot has a problem… his feet! Is there a solution to his problem? Can 2 wily bison out-wit Buffalo Bill Cody? Find out in Buffalo Tricks.    Go to fortlewis.edu/theatre for more information. For tickets, go to www.durangoconcerts.com
Merely Players present Men on Boats
2:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
11th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival
3:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's back! BUT…it's different.   Due to COVID-19, we were unable to produce our 5 winning plays in 2020. They are included in our 2021 performances, so we get two years of winning plays in one show!    All's Will That Ends Will by Barry Wood (Lincolnshire, UK)  The Booth by Stephen Olson (Reseda, CA)  The Colonoscopy and Its Many Teachings by Greg Beattie (Lafayette, CA)  The Deal by Mike McGeever (Bloomingdale, IL)  The Last Deck Chair in the Resort by Lindsey Brown (Auckland, New Zealand)  Let's Talk Sex by Robin Rice (New York, NY)  Schadenfreude Doesn't Become You, Babe by Shawn Samuelson Henry (Davidson, NC) 
Live music with Johnathon Kinkade
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
11th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's back! BUT…it's different.   Due to COVID-19, we were unable to produce our 5 winning plays in 2020. They are included in our 2021 performances, so we get two years of winning plays in one show!    All's Will That Ends Will by Barry Wood (Lincolnshire, UK)  The Booth by Stephen Olson (Reseda, CA)  The Colonoscopy and Its Many Teachings by Greg Beattie (Lafayette, CA)  The Deal by Mike McGeever (Bloomingdale, IL)  The Last Deck Chair in the Resort by Lindsey Brown (Auckland, New Zealand)  Let's Talk Sex by Robin Rice (New York, NY)  Schadenfreude Doesn't Become You, Babe by Shawn Samuelson Henry (Davidson, NC) 
 Monday, October 18th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Sign up! Holiday Art and Craft classes for kids
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
7 weeks of fun holiday theme art and craft classes for kids and teens. Only three spots left!  Thursdays 4:00-5:30  October 28 - December 16 
Register for Figure Drawing Sessions
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing Is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work!   Price includes 10 sessions.  Register anytime!
Experience Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Sign Up! Holiday Classes for Adults
7:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
4 weeks of fun, handmade Christmas classes for adults!
 Tuesday, October 19th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata Senior Center
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.    *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Tuesday Twin Butte Farm Stand
3:00pm / Twin Buttes
Twin Buttes' farm-to-table living keeps us connected to locally grown food, the natural world, and each other.   Just above the main entrance to Twin Buttes is our Farm Stand, a seasonal market offering fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, flowers, and sometimes honey, produced by farmers you'll come to know. We also offer several frozen cuts of grass-fed beef, some pasture-raised right here at Twin Buttes.
Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing Is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work!   Price includes 10 sessions.  Register anytime!
 Wednesday, October 20th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Adult Pottery Classses
1:00pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Join potter Margie Coates for an 11 week pottery class every Wednesday from 1pm - 3pm.   Students will learn the expressive potential of hand-building with clay through pinch, coil, and slab construction and will be introduced to the potter's wheel, for beginning and intermediate students. Basic throwing skills will be taught, as well as design and decorative techniques for functional pottery forms. Individual interests and skills will drive the class.    Classes begin September 8th and end November 17th and all levels are welcome! Cost is $220 per 11 week session ($20 per class) plus a $35 materials fee. Firing work created in class is included in the fee.
Early Art Pre-K Afterschool Arts Program
2:30pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit is excited to be offering our first ever Pre-K after-school arts program! Classes are based on the Ignacio School early release schedule and will be held each Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm - 5:00pm.    Registration packets are available at the Dancing Spirit office or on our webpage.
Live music on the patio
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Harness Ki, the Universal Energy
5:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Whether it's the "chi" of tai'chi or the "ki" of aikido, ki is a universal energy accessible to anyone. For many people tapping into ki is life-altering. Discover the role strong ki can play in your daily life through low-impact exercises and breathing techniques. This practice welcomes all levels of ability and experience. And within our NEW cheerful location, these weekly classes will leave you energized and smiling!
Full Moon Ghost Crawl
8:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Join Durango & Silverton Museum curator, Jeff Ellingson as he guides you on a fascinating walking tour focused on paranormal activities that have been observed around this 140 year old railroad. Tours are capped at 25 guests.    Cost is $20/guest. Phone booking by calling 1-800-872-4607. No online booking available.
 Thursday, October 21st
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.    *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fruit Glean Happy Hour
4:00pm / La Plata County
Join the Good Food Collective this and every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 for our FREE Community Fruit Glean Happy Hour to harvest excess fruit from Durango's backyard trees.    To quench our thirst, a guest mixologist will be serving up feral fruit mocktails made from local, fresh fruit. Gleaners are invited to bring boxes and bags to take home as much fruit as they want. Remaining fruit is donated to regional food assistance programs.   This family friendly event helps get fresh produce to our region's food insecure populations, protects our bear populations and reduces waste!    Spots are limited, so please RSVP on our website - https://www.goodfoodcollective.org    Can't make it? Not a problem, our website also features a database of fruit tree owners in search of harvesters, harvest equipment rentals, and DIY harvest educational materials!
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Live music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Discover Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
The High Kings
7:30pm / The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
The High Kings formed in Dublin in 2008 and is one of the leading Irish Folk bands in the world today. They have toured through Ireland, the United States and Europe with members Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Darren Holden, and Paul O'Brien. They have released studio and live albums, ranking high on the Billboard World Music chart and throughout Ireland.
Native American Stories for All Ages
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Theatre Mainstage
Fort Lewis College celebrates Native American theatre! FLC Theatre will perform 3 short plays exploring cultural traditions, origin stories, heritage, and belonging. All 3 plays are written and directed by Native Americans. In Wild Horses, a 12-year-old Tongva Native American girl from LA takes a fantastic journey, through the use of puppetry and imaginative characterizations, into her city and her family's history. Chief Tender-Foot has a problem… his feet! Is there a solution to his problem? Can 2 wily bison out-wit Buffalo Bill Cody? Find out in Buffalo Tricks.    Go to fortlewis.edu/theatre for more information. For tickets, go to www.durangoconcerts.com
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
 Friday, October 22nd
Toastmasters at the Center for Innovation
7:00am / FLC Center for Innovation
Are you nervous about public speaking, or just dread the experience and wish you were better at it? Join us at the Center for Innovation Friday mornings for Toastmasters!    Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.   Can't make it in person? We host the meeting virtually, so join us from home! Meetings will start at 7:15am every Friday.   
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata Senior Center
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Handbuilding Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional clay dish of your choice. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour treats, spend time with community artists, and, most importantly, hand-build a clay dish to use for years to come.    By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which we will apply when your dish is dry. Look for an email telling you when your dish is ready for pick-up and use.    Let the fun begin    **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Know Your Dough Annual Fundraiser
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Empowering youth and young adults through financial literacy education.
Live music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Native American Stories for All Ages
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Theatre Mainstage
Fort Lewis College celebrates Native American theatre! FLC Theatre will perform 3 short plays exploring cultural traditions, origin stories, heritage, and belonging. All 3 plays are written and directed by Native Americans. In Wild Horses, a 12-year-old Tongva Native American girl from LA takes a fantastic journey, through the use of puppetry and imaginative characterizations, into her city and her family's history. Chief Tender-Foot has a problem… his feet! Is there a solution to his problem? Can 2 wily bison out-wit Buffalo Bill Cody? Find out in Buffalo Tricks.    Go to fortlewis.edu/theatre for more information. For tickets, go to www.durangoconcerts.com
 Saturday, October 23rd
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Colorado High School State Mountain Bike Championships
8:00am / Durango Mesa Park
Over 600 riders from around the state will compete in the Colorado High School State Championships, including local riders from DEVO and Animas High School. Durango Business Improvement District is proudly sponsoring this event.
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
Celebrating 25 years!   Buy Your Produce in our Open Air Market from the Farmer that Grew it.  Connecting Local Agriculture with the Community.  Vegetables, Meat, Honey, Jewelry, Fruit, Eggs, Cheese, Ceramics, Mushrooms  Fresh Made Ready to Eat Meals
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Drug Take Back Day
10:00am / Police Substation
Do you have unused or expired prescription medications? Dispose of them safely during Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Durango Police Department.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
iAM Music Fest presents Stillhouse Junkies - Early Show
3:30pm / Durango Craft Spirits
Wow, we cannot believe we're down to our last iAM MUSIC Fest of the season! Join us next month for one more Fest at Durango Craft Spirits as we feature some amazing artists! Durango favorites, Stillhouse Junkies, TAARKA, and Dana Ariel will all be featured on this lineup!
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Live music with the Jack Ellis Band
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
iAM Music Fest presents Stillhouse Junkies - Late Show
7:00pm / Durango Craft Spirits
Wow, we cannot believe we're down to our last iAM MUSIC Fest of the season! Join us next month for one more Fest at Durango Craft Spirits as we feature some amazing artists! Durango favorites, Stillhouse Junkies, TAARKA, and Dana Ariel will all be featured on this lineup!
Viva Vivaldi! A Durango Choral Society LIVE event
7:00pm / Roshong Recital Hall
Antonio Vivaldi, the red-haired priest of Venice, is the focus of this exciting concert We begin our 52nd season in style with a nod to one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period. The major work on the program is the exuberant, beloved Gloria with chamber orchestra, along with other works by the great Italian master.
Native American Stories for All Ages
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Theatre Mainstage
Fort Lewis College celebrates Native American theatre! FLC Theatre will perform 3 short plays exploring cultural traditions, origin stories, heritage, and belonging. All 3 plays are written and directed by Native Americans. In Wild Horses, a 12-year-old Tongva Native American girl from LA takes a fantastic journey, through the use of puppetry and imaginative characterizations, into her city and her family's history. Chief Tender-Foot has a problem… his feet! Is there a solution to his problem? Can 2 wily bison out-wit Buffalo Bill Cody? Find out in Buffalo Tricks.    Go to fortlewis.edu/theatre for more information. For tickets, go to www.durangoconcerts.com
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