Events on this Day

 Wednesday, October 21st
Local First's Monthly Mixer - Free coffee
7:00am / Smiley Cafe
Support your local, independent business owners at Local First's FREE Monthly Mixer, with FREE coffee provided by Smiley Cafe!   Connect with members of Local First, hear updates on the organization and hear stories from local, independent business owners!    THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:  Grant Andrew from Smiley Cafe  Holly and Steve Lee from Affordable Framing Plus   Speakers will tell you about their business, their strengths and challenges, and what they can offer to other Local First members.   Interested in being a speaker at our new Monthly Mixers and promoting your business? Email to sign up!
Volunteer Hotline Advocates Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374.
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
Kaiut Yoga Method: three class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.    Visit for info and schedule of classes.
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Wednesday Art For Homeschoolers- Middle / High School
12:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Art at the Durango Arts Center for at-home-learners, learning pods, and home-school groups offer Middle & High School students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist, and Education Director Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions:
Virtual lecture on Buffalo Bill Cody
4:00pm / Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College
The Center of Southwest Studies will host a free lecture “The Life and Legacy of Buffalo Bill” via Zoom.    Pre-registration is required.   Historian and author Steve Friesen will share a timeline of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s life and legacy, illuminated by stories and historic photographs. The presentation will include information on Buffalo Bill’s Colorado connections, his relationship with the Lakota people, and his life as a “foodie” – all three of which are relatively unexplored and unknown.   Steve Friesen was the Director of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave outside of Denver, Colorado for 22 years. Previously he served as Director of the Molly Brown House, the City of Greeley Museums, and the 1719 Hans Herr House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Friesen holds a master’s degree in American Folk Culture from the State University of New York. He published Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary in 2011, which was a finalist for a Colorado Book Award. Friesen is currently working on his next book, Galloping Gourmet: Eating and Drinking with Buffalo Bill.    This presentation is the 2020 Duane Smith Lecture in Southwest Studies. The lecture series was named for Dr. Smith in 2004, in honor of his love of history and for teaching it at Fort Lewis College for close to fifty years.
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a couple. He now lives in southwest Colorado and plays at resorts, clubs and restaurants throughout the Four Corners area. Terry’s musical roots are classic rock, but after living in Colorado for some time he can also do a full night of country music. He can also mix in some blues, reggae, contemporary rock and his own original compositions. Terry also has an excellent three piece band that plays a wide variety of music.
Live Music with Donny Johnson
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Donny is a self-proclaimed “Troubador!” He plays the guitar and sings – mostly cover tunes of everyone from working musician Willie Nelson to Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, John Prine, Guy Clark, and the list goes on. He loves gigging and we certainly love that he enjoys The Strater Hotel’s venues.
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