Events on this Day

 Friday, July 16th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline in just 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Pre-registration is required for all classes, please call Bernice at the Sr Center 970-382-6428 to register. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Live Raptor Display
10:00am / Raptors Wild
Raptors Wild offers an exciting, educational, and entertaining bird display hosted by a master falconer. Several birds are displayed, giving visitors an up close look at these magnificent creatures. You've never seen anything like it!
Camp Creative (Kids Summer Art Camp) Session 2
10:00am / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center, Room 21
School is almost out for the summer and Dancing Spirit is excited to be gearing up for Camp Creative!   What: A week long, in-person Art Camp with daily games, activities, arts & crafts and of course, a lunch break to visit with friends.   Cost: $120 per session (If you sign up for all three sessions, total cost will only be $300. Payment due on/before the first class)   Other Information: Each student needs to bring a water bottle and a sack lunch each day. Please be aware that we will be spending time outside each day, so jackets are required and sunscreen is recommended. For information on COVID Safety Requirements, please visit us online.
Friends of the Library Sidewalk Book Sale
10:00am / Durango Public Library
Monthly Sidewalk Book Sale  Genres: Children thru Teen, Travel, Fiction J-P  $1 a pound, proceeds benefit Durango Public Library
Camp Creative (Kids Summer Art Camp)
10:00am / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center is offering a limited number of spaces for a week long in-person Art Camp in Ignacio Colorado. Each day will include games, activities, arts & crafts and a lunch break.    Each student needs to bring a water bottle and a sack lunch each day. Please be aware that we will be spending time outside each day, so sunscreen is recommended.   Cost is $120 for the whole week and includes all materials and a snack each day.    For more information or to register, please call us at 970-563-4600 or register online at http://www.dancingspiritgallery.org/register-online-.html
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
5:00pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Open Nightly Memorial Day Weekend thru late September , The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers in Durango, Colorado offers family entertainment with a stage show and barbecue or steak supper. After supper, The Bar D Wranglers perform their famous old west music stage show with cowboy songs, comedy, and lively instruments. The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers is a major attraction in Durango, Colorado and a "must do"activity for family entertainment. The restaurant, stage show, shops, train, and activities are set in an old west cowboy village under the red cliffs North of Durango, Colorado.
Live Music with Terry Hartzel
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Disco Night at the Roller Rink!
6:00pm / Chapman Hill Roller Rink
The cost is $10 per person with or without skate rentals. Public skating will be limited to Disco Night at this time.    Reservations are not required.
Friday Nights at Fox Fire Farms
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Music, food and wine. Come enjoy your Friday nights with Fox Fire Farms.
TAKE3: Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra Concert
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio TAKE3 brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma.    Known for their infectious and down to earth onstage personalities, this threesome leaves their incredible mark on captivated crowds around the country performing their arrangements of pop hits, Americana, and classical favorites. Popular songs performed include Natural/Carmen Mashup, Imagine, What a Wonderful World, Despacito, Hallelujah, Games of Thrones, Fortnite, Oblivion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cinema Paradiso, Misirlou, and an Amazing Grace/Bach Mashup.   Please note: There will be no tickets available for purchase at the events this year; all tickets must be purchased in advance.   For Special Needs seating please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820
Movie in the Park- Finding Nemo
8:00pm / Durango Recreation Center Lawn
The Movie in the Park Series is FREE to the community thanks to our local sponsors. Join us to watch family friendly movies and classics on a 20' movie screen!   Bring your blankets, chairs, family, and friends to enjoy a night at the movies together under the stars.   Popcorn and beverages will be available for purchase at each event. But feel welcome to bring your own meal and snacks.   Movies will begin 15 minutes after sunset with seating beginning at 7:45pm.   View movie titles, dates and locations here: https://www.durangogov.org/1091/Community-Special-Events
Hash Cabbage (New Orleans) FREE SHOW
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre Local Appreciation Night  FREE SHOW  21+  Doors 8:00pm  Show 9:00pm   Hash Cabbage Bio  “Hash Cabbage plays Kozmic Psychedelic American Music. Founded in 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Hash Cabbage has an eclectic sound with a variety of influences from southern rock, improvisational jazz, reggae, funk, outlaw country all the way to surreal psychedelia. Rooted in both rock improv and traditional singer/songwriter structure, Hash Cabbage proudly admits that it doesn’t fully fall into any particular subgenre and skates on the edges of many.? Hash Cabbage released its second full length album in April, 2021, entitled “The Gospel According to Hash Cabbage”.~~~ www.hashcabbage.com    “What’s this? Hash what now? Are these guys referring to a hash made out of cabbage or profits made off of selling hash? No matter. These exceedingly mellow jambanders have the atmosphere down pat: a stew of reggae (an option for too few jam bands), smooth soul and funk, and cool jazz… — Robert Fontenot, OffBeat Magazine    https://www.hashcabbage.com/   https://www.facebook.com/hashcabbage   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBOv1WtVBD0  
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