Events on this Day

 Wednesday, July 21st
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.
DigiMarCon America 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference
9:30am / Online
DigiMarCon America 2021 is your chance to ...  – Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry.   – Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.   – Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your professional network.   The 6th annual DigiMarCon America, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference in America will be held July 21st to 22nd, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking. Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more! At DigiMarCon America 2021, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency / team / account to even greater success. Be a part of DigiMarCon America 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today. For more details visit https://digimarconamerica.com.
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**
Virtual Book Club
2:00pm / Durango Public Library
Looking for a non-traditional book club? Then join to us to discuss whatever you've been reading or watching lately!   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.    Email spenser.snarr@durangogov.org for questions or help logging in.
Zumba Gold
3:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.
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.
Music in the Mountains Dinner & Family Concert
5:30pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Enjoy a hot dog dinner prior to this Festival Orchestra concert designed for children and their families!   Come explore the life, discoveries and adventures of Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Narrated by Maestro Figueroa, this delightful tale is told through instruments as characters. Enjoy the sounds and adventures as Sue explores her world.   And that's not all...delight in the Toy Symphony, a literal symphony of toys. Listen as the musicians embrace their inner child with whimsical toy sound effects in this classic performance that will inspire the kid in all of us. Enjoy this interactive and entertaining show that is an excellent introduction to classical music for children.   Tickets are just $5.00!   5:30 p.m: Casual Dinner and root beer floats in Community Concert Hall courtyard  6:30 p.m: Concert   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
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 Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Dandelion Cafe
Live Jazz On The Patio
True Western Roundup Rodeo Series
6:30pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
We are so excited to start our 2021 True Western Roundup season and are so thrilled you have decided to join us! Every Wednesday until August!
Dance Class
7:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
West Coast Swing, not to be confused with Western or Country Swing, is a thrilling, creative, partner dance that goes with a wide variety of music. Introduction, Basics, and Beyond Basic classes are available.   Pre-registration with a partner required. Register at westslopewesties.com
Cash'd Out - The Premiere Tribute to Johnny Cash
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre Presents  Cash'd Out - The Premiere Tribute to Johnny Cash   Tickets on Sale 10:00am Monday June 21st at www.animascitytheatre.com     Cash'd Out Bio:  "Some people are impressionists. These guys leave an impression". Says Bill Miller, owner of Johnny Cash.com about Cash'd Out, a San Diego based band that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets.    After thirteen years, traveling hundreds of thousands of miles on the road and winning over as many fans, fans who still continually tell the group how grateful they are that Cash'd Out so righteously carries the torch of the Johnny Cash Show.    Besides music critics anointing Cash'd Out as "the next best thing to Johnny Cash", their highlights have been many:    W.S. Holland, Johnny Cash's longtime drummer, has sat in with Cash'd Out; front man, Douglas Benson, has played Johnny's cherry sunburst Guild guitar (courtesy of Mr. Miller); "Cindy Cash came to a show and was moved to give me a glass locket that was her father's," explains Benson; Longtime Johnny Cash manager Lou Robin has also been to several Cash'd Out shows and claimed that if he closed his eyes it was as if "going back in time."; And most recently, an unforgettable evening performing the music of Johnny Cash with the San Diego Symphony as a special event for their Summer Pops Series.    The band's live shows respectfully reference the late, great Man in Black's Sun Records and early Columbia era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. The group's genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash's music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of virtually all musical genres makes each Cash'd Out show a must-see event.    Or as Bill Miller says, "Some people are impressionists. These guys leave an impression."    http://www.cashdout.com   https://www.facebook.com/cashdoutband  https://www.instagram.com/cashdoutband  
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