Events on this Day

 Monday, May 30th
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 50th Anniversary
8:00am / Various Venues
One of Colorado's oldest cycling traditions: a plethora of biking activities held over Memorial Day Weekend each year, including a road race to Silverton!   Happenings on Monday, 5/30 Morehart Murphy Subaru Mountain Bike Race
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.
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
VFW Post 4031 Memorial Day Events
10:00am / Iris Park, Greenmount Cemetery, Bridge behind Rotary Park, VFW Post 4031
VFW Post 4031 sponsors several events during Memorial Day that are open to the public.   10:00 Vietnam Veterans Remembrance, Iris Park.  11:00 All Veterans Remembrance, Greenmount Cemetery.  12:00 Remembrance Ceremony for those lost at sea. The bridge behind Rotary Park.  12:30 VFW Post Open House, Lunch will be served.   There will be a membership table available at the Open House for those wishing to join the VFW.
Veryl Goodnight's Sled Dogs of America All Week
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Dog teams carried mail for close to 200 years, traveling from towns to villages, breaking through winter isolation. Veryl Goodnight expertly captures the untold stories of these remarkable canines and their human partners in her stunning paintings. Escape the looming summer heat and enter the world of Sled Dogs at the Durango Art Center!   ABOUT VERYL:  A Colorado native, Veryl's career started as a wildlife painter in the early 1970's. She began sculpting to educate herself about anatomy. Sculpture then dominated her career throughout the late 1900's while she and her husband, Roger Brooks, lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their 2006 move back to Colorado intensified her desire to return to oil painting.   Veryl has completed over 200 sculptures and 20 life size or larger monuments. All of these works have reflected her Western roots. The most notable is "The Day The Wall Came Down," a seven-ton bronze sculpture consisting of five larger than life size horses jumping over the fallen Berlin Wall. The United States Air Force delivered this monument to Berlin, Germany in 1998. A sister casting is installed at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas.   Veryl's work has been profiled in many books and her work has been repeatedly featured in all major American art magazines. "No Turning Back - the Art of Veryl Goodnight" was published in 2011 to correspond with a forty-year retrospective at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2016 Veryl was inducted into The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Forth Worth, Texas in recognition of lifetime of representing the American West in Art.   Veryl and Roger live in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, between Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. The dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, and the ranching community provide endless inspiration for both sculpture and painting.
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper.  Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969.  Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30. Supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through September - Rain or Shine Reservations are required.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Live Jazz On the Patio
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
a Night of Moonshine
6:30pm / Mind Body SOLEiL
Harnessing the energy and astrology of the New Moon in Gemini, join us for lunar intention setting, light yoga, guided meditation & acoustic grooves. You'll receive a frameable copy of your natal chart & new moon candle Wear comfy clothes, bring a mat/blankie/pillow/sleep mask/H20 & an open heart.   Mind Body SOLEiL will now be hosting "a Night of Moonshine" evenings of the New & Full Moons throughout the year!   Purchase tix @MindBodySOLEiL.com/calendar
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