Events on this Day

 Thursday, October 8th
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!
Virtual Cardio/Strength Class
9:00am / Virtual Class on Zoom
A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for more info and Zoom registration link.
Zoom Event: Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs to Survive COVID-19
9:00am / Virtual
FREE Zoom event presented by Durango Creative District, First Southwest Community Fund, and Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center.   Learn about grants, low-interest loans, education and coaching services that are available in Durango and statewide. Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and First Southwest Community Fund will discuss resources available to help creative entrepreneurs and art businesses survive the pandemic.    Register for this FREE event at durangocreativedistrict.org/get-involved/sparkseries   This event recording will be available on durangocreativedistrict.org/get-involved/sparkseries
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.
Virtual Zumba®
1:00pm / Virtual on Zoom
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! * Class runs from 1:15-2:15. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for more info and Zoom registration link.
Thursday After School Art - Grades 3rd - 5th
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
After School Arts at the Durango Arts Center offers 3rd through 5th-grade 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
Hoodfoot
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
As hoodfoot, Jeff Nelson performs a combination of originals and covers with jazz, blues, and hip hop flavors on solo guitar and a bass pedalboard.
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 Jose Villarreal
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come in and enjoy some live 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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