Events on this Day

 Thursday, May 12th
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers!   Kids, grades 1-6, will be led on after school science-based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at:
Volunteer Open House
4:00pm / Adaptive Sports Associations Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is hosting a summer Volunteer Open House. ASA is a Durango-based non-profit sports and recreation outfitter for people with disabilities. Volunteers are needed to assist with daily programming including whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, camping, rock climbing, and more. Please stop by the open house to learn more about the opportunities as a volunteer.    No RSVP is required. Interested volunteers should call 970-259-0374, visit, or email to obtain more information.    Adaptive Sports Association's programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a safe, supportive environment, ASA staff and volunteers help clients "explore possibilities."   Contact:  Klancy Nixon  Program Director  Adaptive Sports Association  Office: 970.259.0374
Bluegrass Festival
4:30pm / Tico Time River RV Resort
Music, workshops and late night jams! Pickin' & Grinnin' on the Animas River
LPEA Annual Meeting
5:00pm / LPEA Durango Truck Barn
Join us to hear more about LPEA's major accomplishments in 2021 and for a live Q&A session. Snacks will be provided and all attendees will be entered to win one of several fun door prizes.   There will be NO election results announced at this meeting, given the cancelation of the 2022 director elections.   LPEA Durango Truck Barn (Bodo Park) or Via Zoom!
Thee Fearless Peasants host Ska-BQ
5:00pm / Ska Brewing Co.
Ska-BQ!   5th place winners of the 2022 Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, First Annual Bluegrass Contest, The Peasants are coming in hot!   Join them as they bring their own hometown flavor of Incorrect Bluegrass, Tempestuous Folk and Folk Rock to the outdoor stage of Ska Brewing Co. as the musical hosts of Ska-BQ!
Alcohol Inks Class with Cindy Shelton
5:30pm / Create Art and Tea
Join Cindy Shelton for Fun with Alcohol Inks. This class is perfect for beginners. You will learn to paint on ceramic tiles and YUPO paper. You will leave with five beautifully hand-painted tiles of your own creation. Use them as coasters, or wall art, or give them as a gift!   $65 Supplies included
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that embraces non-violent approaches to conflict resolution through personal development and self-mastery. Aikido uses the energy of an attack to diffuse it.    For 20 years, Durango Shin-Budo Kai (501c3) has been at the epicenter of exceptional Aikido training in southwest Colorado. Current college students and military personnel (active, reservist, veteran, and retired) receive a nearly 30% discount on a full month's classes.
Pin Ups On Tour: Operation Durango
6:00pm / VFW Post 4031
We are proud to be performing our Nationally Touring WWII Style Vintage Variety & Burlesque Show at VFW Post 4031 in Durango, CO!    Doors 6pm | Show 7pm Featuring: Sassifrass, Pin Up Julia,    PIN-UPS ON TOUR is a good time for a great cause. From the moment guests enter the event, they will be treated to something special. Our goal is to recreate the magic of the Hollywood Canteen that operated during the 1940's as a club offering dancing, drinks and entertainment for servicemen, usually on their way overseas. The evening will feature dancing showgirls, Comedy, Variety Acts, Soulful Lounge singers, and more than a few surprises! With entertainment & atmosphere around every turn, guests will feel like they stepped into another era.   OUR COMMITMENT  PIN-UPS ON TOUR is committed to providing low or no-cost entertainment for Veterans as part of our Morale Boosting Mission. In addition, proceeds from our shows go to support our work entertaining our nations veterans inside & outside our our nations VA Hospitals.   Learn more about our work inside VA hospitals here:
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
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