Events on this Day

 Thursday, October 14th
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.
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship
8:00am / Purgatory Resort
The collegiate mountain bike national championship is coming to Purgatory Resort! Stay tuned for more details, and plan to be here for four days of racing with the best collegiate athletes in the country.
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.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.    *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fruit Glean Happy Hour
4:00pm / La Plata County
Join the Good Food Collective this and every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 for our FREE Community Fruit Glean Happy Hour to harvest excess fruit from Durango's backyard trees.    To quench our thirst, a guest mixologist will be serving up feral fruit mocktails made from local, fresh fruit. Gleaners are invited to bring boxes and bags to take home as much fruit as they want. Remaining fruit is donated to regional food assistance programs.   This family friendly event helps get fresh produce to our region's food insecure populations, protects our bear populations and reduces waste!    Spots are limited, so please RSVP on our website - https://www.goodfoodcollective.org    Can't make it? Not a problem, our website also features a database of fruit tree owners in search of harvesters, harvest equipment rentals, and DIY harvest educational materials!
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Live Music with Rob Webster
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Snowdown Kick-off Party
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House
The official poster for Snowdown 2022 will be unveiled! This is also a great time to sign up if you want to volunteer for Snowdown, we have many opportunities! There will also be some good information for 2022, so whether you're an event coordinator, want to host an event, volunteer or just put on a costume and show up, you're welcome! Apps, cash bar.
Badly Bent Band
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs
Warm up from the chilly weather with some music pool side!
Merely Players present Men on Boats
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
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