Events on this Day

 Thursday, December 19th
Looking Glass Art Show
7:00am / Smiley Cafe Gallery
Meet the artists and see their work in oil, pastel and watercolor. All paintings are for sale with 30% of sales going to Durango’s Local First’s efforts to establish a Creative District in Durango. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The show continues through January 30, 2020.   The Looking Glass Collective consists of twenty artists who meet monthly to critique one another’s work. The collective also creates opportunities for exhibits such as the yearly show at Smiley, exhibits for non-profits like San Juan Citizens Alliance and shows at local businesses. The artists have all been juried into multiple national shows; many have won awards.   Looking Glass Collective artists participating in this year’s show are: Linda Bonds, Emma French, Sue Giddings, Sandra Heller, Yvonne Holland, Rosemary Juskevich, Rebecca Koeppen, Betsy Krill, Annette LeMaire, Juanita Nelson, Cheryl Roberts, Pat Smiley, Ann Stringfellow, Dinah Swan and Lorraine Trenholm.
Cardio/Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Edgemont Highlands Community Lodge
A different workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Equipment provided, please bring a yoga mat for floor exercises. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available.
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
9:00am / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
Jewelry Holiday Season Exhibition
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
This jewelry event features the gallery's more than two dozen jewelry designers and artists. With earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and more!
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)
Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
A signature community event, Durango Arts Center’s Winter Solstice Invitational Artisans’ Market is the perfect destination for holiday shopping. Experience Barbara Conrad Gallery transformed into a dynamic outlet featuring over 25 invited regional artists selected for their high-quality offerings of original and unique fine arts and crafts. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift in this year’s market filled with local ceramics, jewelry, metal, textiles, glass, wood, note cards, ornaments, calendars, photography, painting, and drawing.
Zumba®
1:15pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Zumba® 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
Living Your Best Life Series: Healthy Communication
1:30pm / Durango Public Library
Living Your Best Life with Disabilities is a new series free and open to all abilities. Classes and workshops will be held every Thursday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Program Room 2. Join us for topics taught by the Southwest Center for Independence.    This week: Healthy Communication
Tai Chi Class - Yang Style 24 Form
4:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Tai Chi is good for health, balance, coordination, focus & stress reduction. Classes will include Tai Chi principles, applications, meditation & Qigong. Beginning December 3 and ongoing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center. 9-10 am & 4-5 pm. Monthly and drop-in class rates available. Instructor Denise Lane, is certified and has been teaching over 25 years. She is a former National & International Champion and USA team member. (970) 403-5406 www.SageMtnHealth.com
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
5:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
Live music with Tim Sullivan
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come belly up to the bar with a cocktail or ice cold beer and order one of our hunger quenching appetizers. The Belle offers nightly dinner specials, so grab a table and treat your sweetheart to some Wild West grub. Relax with our acoustic music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere in our historic saloon. Get a more in depth history lesson of our sweet, little saloon here. Want to get the blood flowing after dessert? Grab your cocktail and venture through the Historic Strater Hotel for a living museum experience.
Open Mic Night
6:00pm / Eno Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar
Eno's Weekly Open Mic Night is happening from 6-8pm! Come with your guitar, your voice, some friends, or just you and listen to some local artists!
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
6:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Get ready to flex those memory muscles at Powerhouse Trivia from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Sponsored by Carver Brewing, our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round. Assemble your team or come solo and join one, get focused with a few local brews, and compete against some of the brightest minds around. $5 suggested team donations.
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)
The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!
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