Events on this Day

 Monday, July 19th
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.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! 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. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
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.
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!
Summer Acting Classes for Youth - Series 1
10:00am / Merely Underground
Youth Series 1  Improvisation for Kids!   Description  Where can you become a rockstar jamming in a sold-out arena, an astronaut careening through space, and be belly laughing with your friends all at the same time? Improv class! This workshop will teach young performers the basics of the hilarious world of short-form improvisational acting. Actors will build confidence and creativity through imagination expansion, group-based games, and polishing their listening skills–all of which are vital for any performance-based art. The first rule of improv is to always say “yes,” so what are you waiting for?!  *State and CDC safety guidelines will be followed*   Ages  Rising 5th-8th Grade Students  Cost  $80  **Registration deadline: July 12**
Summer Acting Classes for Youth - Series 2
1:00pm / Merely Underground
Youth Series 2  Acting the Monologue   Description  The blinding lights flick on, you hear the soft breathing of the audience in front of you, you’re center stage about to deliver … *gasp*… a monologue.  If that sounds scary, let’s tackle that fear together! If that sounds awesome, let’s deepen your skillset! In this class, actors will learn how to break-down a monologue chosen just for them, further memorization approaches, and sharpen their vocal/physical acting techniques. Remember a play is called a “play” for a reason–so, come play!  *State and CDC safety guidelines will be followed*   Ages  Rising 9th-12th Grade Students   Cost  $80  **Registration deadline: July 12**
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.
Wolf Restoration & Management Public Listening Session
5:00pm / Fort Lewis College, Student Union Ballroom
Colorado voters passed Proposition 114 last year directing the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission to restore and manage gray wolves west of the Continental Divide no later than December 2023. CPW and Keystone Policy Center will host an in-person, open house public listening session in Durango July 19 that will give Coloradans opportunities to engage and provide substantive input and feedback into the gray wolf restoration and management planning process. It will take place from 5-8 pm and attendees can show up at any time during the session. More information about the wolf restoration and management planning process, public meetings, and online comment form are available at?wolfengagementco.org.
Live Music with Adam Swanson
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Live Music with Rob Webster
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Womenade of La Plata County
5:30pm / Rochester Hotel
Join us for an evening out with a purpose! Womenade is a grassroots financial assistance program offering one-time grants of up to $500 to women who are normally self-sufficient, but are experiencing unexpected hardship. Bring a friend and a minimum $35 donation to this event. Light appetizers will be available and all people who donate that evening will get to vote on who will be funded with the money raised.    Not able to attend? Write your check payable to "Womenade" and mail it to 679 E 2nd Ave, Unit 6, Durango, CO 81301.
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