Events on this Day

 Monday, August 8th
DBG Annual Bulb Sale Online Store Open all week!
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
Imagine for a moment that next early spring you look out your window after a long, cold winter and your yard is alight with color, color from the bulbs you planted last fall. Bulbs are perhaps the most underutilized plant in all of our gardens… but they don't have to be. The Durango Botanic Garden's annual bulb sale is coming soon. Buy bulbs in the summer? Yes, it's the perfect time to order your bulbs and pick them up in the fall. October is the ideal time to plant bulbs in SW Colorado. Bulbs are easy to grow and return year after year.   The Durango Botanic Gardens Annual Bulb Sale will once again be conducted online. Almost 50 types of bulbs will be available to order. The Bulb Sale preview opens on July 22 on the Botanic Gardens' website: You will find pictures and descriptions of all the available bulbs to help you plan your garden. The online store will be open August 5 - 16.    Paid orders will be available for pickup mid-October at a variety of locations and times that will be posted on the website.    If you have questions, do not hesitate to call the DBG office at 970-880-4841. Thank you for your support and see you in the Gardens!
Aerial Dance Camp
8:30am / Alpine Aerial Acrobatics
Learn to fly with Alpine Aerial Acrobatics summer camps! All levels and all ages welcome in this aerial & art camp! The focus of this week of camp will be learning aerial acrobatic skills on aerial silks, lyra and trapeze as well as make-up and costuming to turn any performance into a work of art! AAA day camps run Monday - Thursday from 8:30am - 12:30pm at the Durango Sports Club. Please send campers with snack, lunch and a water bottle daily.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions all week
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 over 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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Design/Construct and Create a Chess Set
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Mr. B, also a master at chess, invites you tp create your own unique chess set using a variety of different art mediums, techniques. and concepts!
National Park Paintings Art Show All Week
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New paintings by Cindy Coleman from her recent artist residency at Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve & Education Center. National Park series including Acadia, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef & Zion
Fall Classes Registration! Durango Youth Theater Rockin'
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Has your child or student shown an interest in working in theater? With the Rockin' Fall Classes, students will get hands on experience in the fundamentals of performance, character development, voice and movement, expression and motion, and so much more! The JR Company will also be taking part in the ensemble cast!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers Nightly
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.
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! 
Beginner Country Swing
6:30pm / Fort Lewis College Theatre Building
A four-week introductory course on the basics of Country Swing dancing sponsored by the Fort Lewis Social Dance Club. Our instructors have years of experience teaching people of all skill levels. So, we guarantee you will have a great time no matter how many left feet you think you have.   Classes meet every Monday in August from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Fort Lewis College theater building.    All skill levels are welcome to bring friends or come solo. No specific clothing or equipment is required.    Cost:   $40 per person for the whole four-week course  $12 per person for each drop-in class  Call or e-mail to pre-register or register at the door.
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