Workshop & Lecture events

 Saturday, May 21st
Homebuyer Education Class in Durango
8:00am / Fort Lewis Campus
Tired of renting? Join our Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance.    Space is limited. To register please visit: www.homesfund.org.
Massage/Fitness Studio Meet & Greet
1:30pm / Mind Body SOLEiL
Join us for our next Studio Open House!    Live class demos, chair massage, snacks & good company! We are here to answer all your questions about massage, fitness, yoga, dance classes AND MORE! Come tour the studio, let us show you some tools to add to your wellness and self-care toolbox & ENTER TO WIN an Office Wellness Hour for your team!
 Monday, May 23rd
Afghan Resettlement in Colorado
10:00am / Zoom webinar
Evacuated from Afghanistan to escape the Taliban, these Afghans supported the US mission and built an open society. Now, they need our help to rebuild their lives. Hear from community and elected leaders on these issues and learn how you can help.    Register at https://bit.ly/3kqyn2V
 Tuesday, May 24th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, May 25th
Great Garden Series: Ready, Set, Garden!
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Get your vegetable garden prepared for the 2022 growing season with CSU Extension Agent. Darrin Parmenter
Gut Health: An herbalist's approach
7:00pm / Online - Zoom
Live Zoom Class. Class will be recorded for folks who can't make date/time.    Gut health is key for overall health. "Leaky gut", an out of balance community of gut microbes, and triggering of deleterious immune responses underly or worsen many other health issues, from dysregulated mood, to arthritis, to reproductive issues. Learn simple steps to retsore and maintain a healthy gut.    Class link will be emailed the day before class
 Thursday, May 26th
Book Release Party and Book Signing
6:00pm / Rochester Hotel Secret Garden
Join us as we celebrate the publication of Jennaye Derge's essay collection "How to Cry on Your Bicycle," in which she navigates life from the seat of her bicycle, and learns to kick life into gear while laughing through the tears.
 Saturday, May 28th
Local Plants for Gut Health
10:00am / The Wild Cooperative
Workshop at the beautiful Wild Cooperative.    Join us for a day long immersion into wild plant medicine and food for the gut. Such plants can be found everywhere from a vacant, urban lot to a nearby field to a shady mountain forest.    This plant-packed day includes:  • An on-site medicinal plant walk featuring identification and medicinal properties of local wild plants, with a focus on they many ways they promote gut health.   • Hands on time learning 3 different medicinal preparations featuring the local plants we discuss. You'll take home what you make.   • A primer on wild food fermentation for gut health.   Overnight camping is available on-site for the Friday night before for a $10 donation per tent (paid on site). There is also National Forest primitive camping available 1st come 1st served a couple miles down the road.
 Monday, May 30th
a Night of Moonshine
6:30pm / Mind Body SOLEiL
Harnessing the energy and astrology of the New Moon in Gemini, join us for lunar intention setting, light yoga, guided meditation & acoustic grooves. You'll receive a frameable copy of your natal chart & new moon candle Wear comfy clothes, bring a mat/blankie/pillow/sleep mask/H20 & an open heart.   Mind Body SOLEiL will now be hosting "a Night of Moonshine" evenings of the New & Full Moons throughout the year!   Purchase tix @MindBodySOLEiL.com/calendar
 Wednesday, June 1st
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Join us at The Hive's indoor skatepark for a free poetry workshop! Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night.
 Wednesday, June 8th
Great Garden Series: From Concept to Completion
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! In this lecture we'll discuss the gorgeous Durango Botanic Gardens from concept, to completion, and beyond!
 Friday, June 10th
Ladies Night
5:30pm / Horse Empower, LLC
A Great Networking Opportunity!
  Join us for an evening of horse play! There is just nothing like the bond that develops between women and horses. It's an experience, a connection like no other and they teach us so much in the process. Build trust and confidence. Develop new communication skills. Our Ladies Night is an excellent avenue to foster new relationships and network within our 4 Corners Community. Each month we will have a new and exciting exercise that will have you working with our horses through obstacles and problem-solving exercises that will build on the last, promoting learning, self-discovery and a unique 'girls' night' horse experience you won't forget!
 Saturday, June 11th
Homebuyer Education Class in Durango
8:30am / Fort Lewis Campus
Tired of renting? Join our Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance.    Space is limited. To register please visit: www.homesfund.org.
 Tuesday, June 14th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, June 15th
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Join us at The Hive's indoor skatepark for a free poetry workshop! Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night.
 Wednesday, June 22nd
Great Garden Series: Cooking with Scraps
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! In this lecture we'll learn how to cook delicious food with garden and vegetable scraps from CSU Extension Agent, Nicol Clark.
Durango West Slope Startup Week Hometown Event
5:00pm / EsoTerra Outdoorsy Outpost
Celebrate Durango entrepreneurship with BIG thinkers from our hometown! We'll hear from local startup founders and get hyped for the upcoming West Slope Startup Week (WSSW), sponsored by SCAPE.   Get inspired by Southwest Colorado entrepreneur, Erin Neer, as we learn about her journey building MUNIRevs | LODGINGRevs, a cutting-edge technology that has delivered more than $1 billion to towns, cities, and states across the U.S. We'll chat about being a female founder and her advice for other entrepreneurs building businesses in our region.   We will also hear from our startup hosts, Elizabeth Philbrick founder of EsoTerra Cider, as she shares her story of building community across the Southwest through artisanal cider. Plus an update from Outdoorsy on their new Outpost format and how it supports accessibility to Main Avenue for other local businesses.   Come out to celebrate innovation in the region, meet other doers and shakers, and learn more about WSSW, a week-long conference July 11-15 offering free educational and networking programming for regional entrepreneurs, creatives, and small business owners. See this event and full WSSW schedule: https://sched.co/121vy
 Tuesday, June 28th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, June 29th
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Join us at The Hive's indoor skatepark for a free poetry workshop! Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night.
 Friday, July 8th
Ammonite Pendant
9:30am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
In this 3-hour beginner's class, you will learn to use a jeweler's saw, metal stamps, rivet hammer, and other tools to produce a handsome prong-set pendant featuring a natural ammonite fossil.
Spinner and Layered Rings
9:30am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
Two classes being offered! 9:30am - 12:30pm AND 1:30pm - 4:30pm.   In this 3-hour class, you will learn to accurately measure and solder a ring. Then add a second layer that either spins or is soldered in place. This is a great introduction to ring measurement, design and soldering.
Pierced Metal Riveted Pendant
1:30pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
In this 3-hour class you will learn to use the jeweler's saw to pierce out an interesting design. Then you will hammer rivets to attach the design to a background plate, and finish with a high contrast patina.
Make a Cabochon
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 2.5-hour class you will slab, trim and polish rough stone into cabochons ready to set into jewelry and learn the safe operation of lapidary equipment. Slabs are provided but feel free to bring a slab of your own. Sign up for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday session.
 Saturday, July 9th
Wire Wrap Pendant
9:30am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
Two classes being offered! 9:30am - 12:30pm AND 1:30pm - 4:30pm.   In this 3-hour class you will learn to twist, curl and weave copper wire to elegantly wrap and secure a beautiful, polished stone and complete a pendant. Enroll in either the morning or afternoon session. Stones are provided, but you can bring a favorite cabochon, if you prefer. A good beginner stone will have a teardrop shape.
Silver Pendant with Stone
9:30am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 3-hour class you will construct a silver pendant with a stone, including designing, sawing, measuring, soldering, bail making and stone setting techniques. A stone is provided but you can bring a favorite small cabochon, if you prefer.
Keum boo Earrings
9:30am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
In this 3 hour class you will work with two precious metals to practice an ancient metalsmith technique that fuses pure gold to fine silver through the application of heat and pressure. We will have a practice run with copper and silver to get the hang of it before you dive into the pricey metals! You will make two pairs of earrings with ear wires.
Silver Bracelet with Stone
1:30pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
This 3-hour class you will complete a beautiful silver bracelet with a stone. Skills include sawing, measuring, soldering, mandrel forming, and stone setting techniques. A stone is provided but you can bring a small cabochon, if you prefer.
Painted Agate Slabs
1:30pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
In this 3-hour class you will learn figure or landscape painting using a slab of natural agate or other interesting stone as your canvas. Slabs are provided but you can bring a favorite slab, if you prefer.
Make a Cabochon
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 2.5-hour class you will slab, trim and polish rough stone into cabochons ready to set into jewelry and learn the safe operation of lapidary equipment. Slabs are provided but feel free to bring a slab of your own. Sign up for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday session.
 Sunday, July 10th
Mala Bead Necklace
9:30am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
In this 3-hour class you will make a 108 bead Mala necklace using an assortment of natural polished stone and wood beads. You will learn an essential tying technique that protects the strand from breakage (the same technique is used with pearls). You will also learn about the spiritual practice of this necklace. Beads are provided, but you may bring a strand you buy at the Gem Show if you prefer.
Make a Cabochon
1:30pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 2.5-hour class you will slab, trim and polish rough stone into cabochons ready to set into jewelry and learn the safe operation of lapidary equipment. Slabs are provided but feel free to bring a slab of your own. Sign up for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday session.
 Tuesday, July 12th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, July 13th
Great Garden Series: What is a Curandera Garden?
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! Join Camilla Potter, DBG Docent to learn all about the healing herbal powers of Curandera Gardens.
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Join us at The Hive's indoor skatepark for a free poetry workshop! Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night.
 Tuesday, July 26th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, July 27th
Great Garden Series: Using Plants to Survive in the Wilderness
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! Come learn about plant-bases survival techniques with Matt Brummett.
 Tuesday, August 9th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, August 10th
Great Garden Series: Gardening for Pollinators
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! In this lecture we'll discuss how to build a garden to support local pollinators.
 Tuesday, August 23rd
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, August 24th
Great Garden Series: Gold from Garbage
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! In this lecture we'll dive into the art of garden composting with Kevin Ford
 Tuesday, September 13th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, September 14th
Great Garden Series: Regenerative Agriculture
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! Sarah Gleason, from Gleason Bison will discuss Regenerative Agriculture.
 Tuesday, September 27th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, September 28th
Great Garden Series: Bees and Honey, A Sticky Conversation
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the Durango Public Library for the Great Garden Series! In this presentation, we'll hear all about Bees and Honey from Danny Culhane, owner of Honeyville.
 Tuesday, October 11th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Tuesday, October 25th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Tuesday, November 8th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Tuesday, November 22nd
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Tuesday, December 13th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Tuesday, December 27th
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
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