Events on this Day

 Wednesday, October 7th
Volunteer Hotline Advocate 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. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
Adult Pottery Classses
10:00am / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center has limited openings for a 9 week Adult Pottery Workshop.    Classes begin on September 23rd and continuing each Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm! Cost is $180 for 9 weeks paid at start of class, plus¬†$35 materials fee.    Contact Margie for more info and to reserve your space. 970-903-7847
The West Goes Pop - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. 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: deena@durangoarts.org
Chuck Hank Solo at Ernie's
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Chuck Hank solo loop set at Ernie's 11th Street Station laying down eclectic loops of modern jazz, folk, funk and jam on the guitar, bass guitar and the bass/guita
Adam G. Swanson on the piano
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Adam Swanson, our fabulous ragtime in residence, performs ragtime and other favorites.
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.
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
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