Featured Events This Week

 Saturday, April 17th
Purgatory Season Finale
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Live music from State 38, $45 lift tickets, while supplies last. 48-hour advance purchase required.
Seriously Poisonous Mushrooms of North America
11:00am / Online due to covid (and season...)
A live, interactive Zoom class on Saturday 17th April, 11-1230 Mountain Time. It's critical to be aware of dangerous mushrooms when foraging for edible/medicinal mushrooms. This class highlights some of the nastiest mushrooms in North America and dives into their natural history, toxicity and folklore.    $15
Durango New to Town Group - River Walk & Picnic
12:00pm / Rotary Park
Are you new to the town of Durango? Craving some social interaction after a year of hermit life? Then, please join the Durango New to Town group for our first spring event. ???? We'd love to see you.    We'll meet at the yellow gazebo in rotary park. We will then do a ~30 minute walk by the river on a paved trail to a location where we can sit and have a picnic. Please bring your own food and a blanket if you like. We will have (easy) conversation prompts so that we can get to know each other better.   We STRONGLY, STRONGLY recommend that you be VACCINATED before attending any events with Durango New to Town. By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. You are also agreeing to respectfully abide by the health & safety recommendations put forth by the CDC. Our organization does not have the resources or professional skills to protect group members from the risks of COVID or other risks that may arise from our activities. You alone are responsible for your own well being.   The mission of this group is to grow a welcoming, healthy community in Durango so that people can make new friends. That is especially true after COVID! We care about community!
Humility that 'Overcomes the World'
4:00pm / Virtual
A talk on Christian Science by Mark McCurties, CS A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship   http://www.tinyurl.com/CSlectureDurango or 3126266799 then 87173587457#
 Sunday, April 18th
Purgatory Season Finale
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Live music from State 38, $45 lift tickets, while supplies last. 48-hour advance purchase required.
 Monday, April 19th
Spring Cleanup Begins
8:00am / All areas
Sponsored by the City of Durango   Yard waste, furniture, large appliances, scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles and open dried paint cans.    April 5-9   Rockridge Subdivision, Animas View Dr., Sky Ridge Subdivision, Hill Crest Estates, North College Dr., Aquarius, Richard Dr, Linda Ct., Willow Place, Geoglein Gulch, Sanborn Place and Ball Lane.   April 12-16  Areas south of 15th St. and West of 9th Ave. including residential areas of 160 W (Twin Buttes) and Highway 160 E (Three Springs) located within City limits.   April 19-23  Areas north of 15th St. to 36th St. paralleling Main to the East and West including the Animas City area.   April 26-April 30   West side subdivisions including Crestview, Needham and Junction St. areas.   May 3-7   East side subdivisions including Rio Vista Circle, Riverview, Florida Rd.
Spring Cleanup Begins
8:00am / All areas
Sponsored by the City of Durango   Yard waste, furniture, large appliances, scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles and open dried paint cans.    April 5-9   Rockridge Subdivision, Animas View Dr., Sky Ridge Subdivision, Hill Crest Estates, North College Dr., Aquarius, Richard Dr, Linda Ct., Willow Place, Geoglein Gulch, Sanborn Place and Ball Lane.   April 12-16  Areas south of 15th St. and West of 9th Ave. including residential areas of 160 W (Twin Buttes) and Highway 160 E (Three Springs) located within City limits.   April 19-23  Areas north of 15th St. to 36th St. paralleling Main to the East and West including the Animas City area.   April 26-April 30   West side subdivisions including Crestview, Needham and Junction St. areas.   May 3-7   East side subdivisions including Rio Vista Circle, Riverview, Florida Rd.
Seedlings Playshops
9:00am / Seed Studio
All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed. This program is for 3-5 year olds! We will cultivate creative expression through the art of movement, songs and creative expression while fostering your child's ability to make choices, work with others, assume responsibility and make new friends. This program offers indoor and outdoor activities plus opportunities for fun, friendship, and creative exploration! *must be potty trained   Tuition $210 One day   $420 Two days 
Live Music All Week!
5:30pm / Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Live Music All Week!
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
 Tuesday, April 20th
Great Decisions Zoom Discussion
11:30am / Zoom
On Tuesday, April 20, at 11:45 a.m. our seventh discussion using Zoom will be “Struggles over the melting Arctic.” Moderator Guinn Unger will present background materials and a film by the Foreign Policy Association, and lead participants in a discussion of the issues.   The public is invited to attend this free Zoom discussion. Details and registration information may be found at www.LWVLaPlata.org. Click on the Great Decisions menu item to find the Zoom link.   More information about Great Decisions and the Foreign Policy Association can be found at http://www.fpa.org or at the League of Women Voters of La Plata County website, http://www.lwvlaplata.org.
7 Rivers Farmers Market
12:00pm / La Plata Fairgrounds
We are excited to announce the 2nd season of the 7 Rivers Farmers Market. It will be held every Tuesday from 12-3 at the La Plata Fairgrounds. Market starts November 3rd and goes thru April 27th. We have an amazing assortment of local farmers with poultry, pork, beef, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, goats milk cheese, eggs, jams and pickles, honey, herbs, baked good, lotion bars, jewelry, energy bars, soaps and So much more. Get your weekly food needs done and start your holiday shopping.
San Juan Science Ramblers After School
3:00pm / Local Town Trails
Too much screen time? Get your kids outside with SJMA’s new after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers.   Kids, grades 1 – 6, will be led on after school science- based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.
Art Lab
3:30pm / Seed Studio
Ages 6-12years  Tuition: $180  Instructor: Kate Nickols  All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed.   This class will be a fun experimentation and exploration of all art medium! We will use a variety of mediums such as colored pencils, watercolors, oil pastels, found objects and much more! Students will create a collection of unique art pieces to take home each week.   Class is limited to a maximum of 6 students!
 Wednesday, April 21st
Seedlings Playshops
9:00am / Seed Studio
All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed. This program is for 3-5 year olds! We will cultivate creative expression through the art of movement, songs and creative expression while fostering your child's ability to make choices, work with others, assume responsibility and make new friends. This program offers indoor and outdoor activities plus opportunities for fun, friendship, and creative exploration! *must be potty trained   Tuition $210 One day   $420 Two days 
Virtual Book Club
2:00pm / Zoom
Looking for a non-traditional book club? Then join to us to discuss whatever you've been reading or watching lately!   Contact Spenser at spenser.snarr@durangogov.org for event login details
San Juan Science Ramblers After School
3:00pm / Local Town Trails
Too much screen time? Get your kids outside with SJMA’s new after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers.   Kids, grades 1 – 6, will be led on after school science- based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.
 Thursday, April 22nd
Electronics Recycling Event
8:30am / Smiley Building
Let's keep electronics out of the landfill!   BRING US YOUR  * Appliances  * Batteries   * Cables and cords  * Computers  * Fax machines  * Monitors  * Phones (mobile or cordless)  * Printers  * RC toys  * TVs  * VCRs  * Video cameras  Almost anything with a battery or electronic except for lightbulbs.   Suggested minimum donation: $15   For old TVs/monitors < 32 inches: $30  For old TVs/monitors > 32 inches: $50  All proceeds go to Durango Montessori School.
Lotus Girls Spring Session
3:30pm / Seed Studio
Lotus Girls Spring After School Classes:  Art, Yoga & Mindfulness classes for girls ages 6-12 years begins Thursday March 25 - April 29 meets weekly 3:30-5pm
Forest & Fire Learning Series: The Chemistry of Wildfire Smoke
6:00pm / Mountain Studies Institute Facebook page and YouTube channel
In preparation for Wildfire Awareness Month beginning in May, Mountain Studies Institute is gearing up for its 4th annual Forest & Fire Learning Series that will take place every Thursday in April 6-7pm. This livestream e-vent will feature a Q&A session following presentations intended to educate and engage our community on a variety of topics that include wildfire management, fire-adapted communities, the connection between wildfires and water, adaptations to the challenges of 2020, the chemistry of wildfire smoke and air quality, seasonal outlooks for 2021, and personal stories of living with fire.    The 4th installment in the 5-part Learning Series will feature Dr. Gilman and her research on the air quality impacts of wildfire smoke. Dr. Gilman will describe her work making detailed chemical measurements of biomass burning from the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) lab in Boulder, the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, and aboard the NASA DC-8 research aircraft as it flew through smoke plumes in the western and southeastern U.S. We will then explore with her the chemistry of wildfires and how its emissions impact air quality and climate.    SPEAKER   - Jessica Gilman, Ph.D.: Research Chemist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration    We invite you to join the conversation, ask questions, and help to inform a community approach to living with fire!    Photo: Michael Remke
Wildness & America
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
Wilderness in America has been an idea, an ideal, and finally it became a law in 1964 with passage of the Wilderness Act which preserves millions of acres of land in its primitive state. Dr. Gulliford will delve into our county's complex relationship with wild lands, and he will also highlight our local wilderness- The Weminuche.   Email darcy@prlibrary.org for Zoom login
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