Workshops & Lectures This Week

 Thursday, February 20th
Open Shop Day
10:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Spark Series: Inspirational Conversations with Local Creatives
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center - Barbara Conrad Gallery
Stories from Local Creatives | Valuable Advice | Open Conversations   Join the Durango Creative District for the SPARK SERIES, occurring every other month!   FEBRUARY THEME: "Origin Stories"   PRESENTERS:  Eric Tomczak, Myth Cycles (Manufacturing)  Katie Burford, Cream Bean Berry (Culinary Arts)  Scott D W Smith, Imagesmith Photo (Visual Arts)  Heather Gervascio-Freeman, The Painted Playground (Visual Arts and Education)  Jessica Perino, 20 Moons Dance Theatre and Interplay Studio (Performing Arts)   FREE EVENT! Cash bar available.  Please visit durangocreativedistrict.org to learn more!   This event was made possible by Durango Friends of the Arts
Open Shop Night
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
 Friday, February 21st
3-Day Artist Workshop with Lyn Boyer
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
"It’s Alive! - Incorporating the Figure Into the Landscape" with Lyn Boyer. Learn how to identify and avoid potential problems while convincingly incorporating figures and animals into a painting. For confident beginners to advanced.
Lead With 2020 Vision
12:30pm / Horse Empower
Map Out Your Trail to Success!   If you don’t know where you’re going…how are you going to get there? Join EAL facilitator Kim Hardesty, her equine partners, and Leadership Coach Suzanne Phare of Real Ideal Coaching in this 3-part workshop series where we will explore and define your Leadership values, identity, and goals — as we map your journey to destination success!   Dates: Three Consecutive Fridays 2/21, 2/28, 3/6  Time: 12:30-3:00pm  Cost: $270 per person  3 sessions, pay in advance. Non-refundable, but transferrable.
Homeschool Chemistry Workshops: ages 5 - 9
2:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
The Powerhouse presents monthly chemistry camps for home-school students, in partnership with Fort Lewis College chemistry students.    The cost is $10 per class.  Registration is on-line at www.powsci.org.
Homeschool Chemistry Workshops: ages 10 - 16
3:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
The Powerhouse presents monthly chemistry camps for home-school students, in partnership with Fort Lewis College chemistry students.    The cost is $10 per class.  Registration is on-line at www.powsci.org.
 Saturday, February 22nd
3-Day Artist Workshop with Lyn Boyer
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
"It’s Alive! - Incorporating the Figure Into the Landscape" with Lyn Boyer. Learn how to identify and avoid potential problems while convincingly incorporating figures and animals into a painting. For confident beginners to advanced.
Date Night at Horse Empower
5:00pm / Horse Empower Ranch
Couples who play together, stay together!  In Durango, we are always searching for new and uplifting things to do on our date nights – you needn’t look further, we have you covered! We invite you to join us for a unique, fun filled horse experience for your next Date Night, focusing on communication, trust and keeping the spark alive through our engaging, fun, problem solving exercises with our horses. Together, with your partner and the horses on the ground, you will work through challenges and learn how the horses share their perspective to help us learn and discover some new things about each other! This unforgettable horse experience is guaranteed fun as you test and challenge each other to accomplish goals, all the while growing closer together. You will be laughing for years to come!   Dates: February 22, 2020  Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm  Cost: $100.00 per couple; Must book by 2/20/2020; Non-refundable unless you are able to find someone to fill your spot. Light & Happy refreshments served after your equine experience!
 Sunday, February 23rd
3-Day Artist Workshop with Lyn Boyer
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
"It’s Alive! - Incorporating the Figure Into the Landscape" with Lyn Boyer. Learn how to identify and avoid potential problems while convincingly incorporating figures and animals into a painting. For confident beginners to advanced.
 Monday, February 24th
Happy Hour Yoga
5:30pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Beat your case of the Mondays with a yoga session, hosted by our favorite yogi, and complementary pint. $10 = 1 hour yoga and 1 pint of beer. Yoga first. Please bring your mat.
Beginning Swing Dance Class - 6 Week Series
6:30pm / The Smiley Building Room 15
A 6-Week Swing Series Starting February 24th!   In this six week series, we’ll guide you through a series of fun and easy swing moves so you can have fun on the dance floor - right away!   If you've never danced swing before or if you want to dust off those dancin' shoes and review your moves - this is the class for you!   Register and pay online:  https://www.sustainablehomeresource.com/offers/7DzWMMhS   Cash, Check accepted  Please email SocialDance.Kristina@gmail.com to secure your spot.
Intermediate Swing Dance Class - 6 Week Series
7:30pm / The Smiley Building Room 15
A 6-Week Swing Series Starting February 24th! 7:30 PM   Swing 2 will build upon the moves and skills learned in Swing 1. We'll learn 6-count, triple-step swing, 8-count rhythms, and moving back and forth between the two. These moves will add lots of variety to your dancing "toolbox" and prepare you for learning Lindy Hop (Swing 3).   ***Swing 1 is a prerequisite for taking Swing 2. Please contact Kristina at SocialDance.Kristina@gmail.com for more information.   Register and secure your spot today with one of the following options:  Pay online with a credit card:   Use the link below to pay online and secure your spot : https://www.sustainablehomeresource.com/offers/eX4P5JzH   Pay with check or cash:  Please contact Kristina at SocialDance.Kristina@gmail.com to secure your spot and arrange payment. Thanks!
 Tuesday, February 25th
Great Decisions Durango discussion group
11:30am / Durango Public Library
Our third regular discussion for 2020 will be “Red Sea Security.” Moderator Dr. Ruth Alminas 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 this free discussion and encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
Open Shop Day
12:00pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
Open Shop Night
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
 Wednesday, February 26th
Open Shop Day
10:00am / Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
The shop is a creative environment where other lapidary and jewelry artists generously share their knowledge, experience, techniques, and ideas. It is advisable to bring your own materials and hand tools if you have them. The Club offers an excellent variety of motorized tools, hand tools, and even some rough stone you may use to hone new skills.    Drop-ins and new members welcome. Experience is not necessary, however it is strongly recommended that new members attend a Shop Orientation that is held at 9:00 on the first Saturday of every month.    Anyone is welcome to join the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club! Annual Membership fees are $30 per year for individuals and $45 per year for families (covers one or two adults and any children under 18 living in the same household)
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