Events on this Day

 Saturday, May 14th
Opening Day! Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvest and talents with the Durango community. At our market you have the opportunity to meet face to face with the producers and learn more about their growing methods. Vendors post their farming practices at their booth and most follow organic growing methods.   Our market also offers hot ready to eat food from local vendors, value added foods such as jams, jellies and sauces and local artisans who make high-quality handcrafted items. All vendors must produce their goods within our five-county radius ensuring fresh produce and locally made goods. We also have live music performances each weekend as well as community information booths for non-profits and groups that promote our market values of local, sustainable and healthy living.
9Health Fair
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
For 43 years, 9Health:365 has provided critical health screenings through thousands of health fairs. Now we're moving beyond annual health fairs to provide online services, tools, and resources that help you stay healthy 365 days a year.   This year will be blood draw/lab work only.   Online registration available!
Spring Gallery Walk featuring Bryce Pettit - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Sorrel Sky will be featuring the work of Durango wildlife sculptor Bryce Pettit. Creating pieces that range in size from miniature to monumental, Bryce keeps his pieces reductive in style. The exhibition will continue through May 31. "I try to pare each piece down to the minimum necessary to tell the story. When the composition is reduced to only the essentials, the intensity of the movement and impact of the form is pure and direct." -- Bryce Pettit
Herbal Skincare for Summer
10:00am / Basecamp
If it's not edible, you shouldn't put it on your skin. Our skin absorbs a lot more than many folks realize. Learn about botanicals for skin health and how to make your own skin care products. Which plants improve hydration? Which provide a little UV protection? Which help counter sun and wind damage? You'll make a bedtime botanical oil treatment and an herbal toner blend using ingredients provided and that you'll choose based on your skin's characteristics. You'll also do an herbal steam during the workshop, and get to experiment with some basic toners, such as witch hazel and rosewater.    Stay afterwards to grab lunch and take in the spectacular view and warm hospitality of Basecamp, a creative plant-based restaurant with delicious dishes and amazing mock/cocktails.
Bluegrass Festival
1:00pm / Tico Time River RV Resort
Music, workshops and late night jams! Pickin' & Grinnin' on the Animas River
Massage/Fitness Studio Meet & Greet
1:30pm / Mind Body SOLEiL
Join us for our next Studio Open House!    Live class demos, chair massage, snacks & good company! We are here to answer all your questions about massage, fitness, yoga, dance classes AND MORE! Come tour the studio, let us show you some tools to add to your wellness and self-care toolbox & ENTER TO WIN an Office Wellness Hour for your team!
Stories of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and Durango Cycling
4:00pm / Animas Museum
Join us outside at the Animas Museum. Ned Overend and Gaige Sippy will be discussing "Stories of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and Durango Cycling." Bring a lawn chair and enjoy! There is no charge for admission although donations are always welcome.
Bella Danzante 14
4:00pm / Community Concert Hall
Join us for an evening of dance! Students ages 4 to 18 will perform various styles of dance.<Br><Br> Our performance group, Bella Dance Company, will also present pieces they've been workin on and traveling with this season!
Lost Wax Casting with Charlotte Lenssen
5:00pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 2-day evening workshop you will make your own ring or pendant in wax, learn how to create the mold, fire it, and then cast it using centrifugal casting. Last but not least you get to polish and complete your own design. Class provides all material including silver. You are welcome to use other metals as well.   Class fee is $175. Contact class instructor, Charlotte Lenssen at (970) 799-8950 or $50 deposit required to hold your spot.
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
Mose & CodeStar concert & dance
8:00pm / VFW Hall
Join us for a live concert and dance with musician/producer, Mose, coming all the way from Lake Atitlán Guatemala, with accompaniment from singer/musician, Lotte Walda, from the Netherlands. With support from DJ/producer, CodeStar, hailing from Durango, CO, with accompaniment from songwriter/musician, Innatú, based out of Mancos, CO. Includes community Cacao Ceremony held by Bubs Buselli. High vibes eats and drinks available from Alchemist Bakery. Altar space lovingly provided to evoke the sacred within each of us. Presented by Unison Productions.   $22 advance / $33 door   All ages. Children with attentive parents welcome. 17 and under free.    Beyond the multicultural rhythms and the steady hypnotic beat, Mose weaves ephemeral chanting of sacred songs and calls to love, kindness and compassion, often bringing in live musicians to create something improvisational connected with that particular place and time. He creates with the intention to set a foundation for self discovery and the cultivation of a present minded state which offers new insights and deeper clarity in ones purpose.   When he is not touring the world or playing special events in Guatemala, he spends his time going into extended periods of retreat and silence, only to emerge with a deeper, truer and more refined sound. He also supports other emerging artists through his record label Resueño with an intention to bring resonant souls together to create music that uplifts and inspires. The label transcends any particular cultural aesthetic and explores a universal vibration through weaving sounds and languages from around the world. It is also a vehicle for social causes as 50% of all label profits are donated to causes around the shores of Lake Atitlán to support members of the community most in need.   Dutch songwriter Lotte Walda is an adventurer, someone who lives purely to chase what her heart beckons. During Lotte's formative years as an artist, she explored music in both the biggest and smallest of settings: from various festival stages to busking in her hometown. If there's a recurring thread in Lotte's career, it's that curiosity always topples doubt. That sheer impulsiveness and courage to look for unknown situations led Lotte to all corners of the world. Lotte is most at home in the sounds of the sixties and seventies, music in which love and togetherness prevailed over fear, disconnect and selfhood. Everywhere she steps foot, Lotte disarms audiences with her warm, soulful songs, which, despite their feathery-light disposition, tackle major themes such as spirituality and reconnecting with nature. Lotte's message of hope is now heard all over the world: "Let It Flow" has now been listened to more than nine million times on Spotify.
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