Events on this Day

 Wednesday, September 14th
Studio and Location Lighting for Photographers
10:00am / Future Light Digital
To expand your creative options, move beyond the limitations of available light and explore the world of studio strobes. In this class, we will demonstrate both dedicated camera speedlights, and independent strobes from Godox and Flashpoint. The new wireless systems eliminate the restrictions of cables and power requirements enabling a flexible approach to flash photography. This four- hour class covers all the basics to get you started into the world of strobe lighting.
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class!   Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Students will be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, water-based oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give them guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before.
Durango Public Library Book Club
11:00am / Durango Public Library
If you love to talk about books, then we've got a club for you! Join us on upstairs in the DPL Reading Room. This month: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.    FREE BOOKS available at the Reference Desk for participants who register (while supplies last)   Contact Spenser at 970-375-4879 or for help registering!
Great Garden Series - Sarah Gleason of Gleason Bison, speaker
4:00pm / Durango Pubic Library
Regeneratively managed livestock is not only good for the environment, but essential for healthy soil and thriving ecosystems. With looming problems such as climate change, world hunger, water scarcity, and struggling rural economies, understanding the relationship between grazing animals and healthy ecosystems has never been more vital. Managing land and livestock symbiotically with nature is crucial for us as humans, as well as all creatures, from bees to bison.   Sarah Gleason is a first-generation bison rancher based in Hesperus, CO She entered ranching after building a career first in consumer marketing and later in advocacy for regenerative agriculture and conservation. She began her bison operation in 2016 when she purchased her first 15 bred bison.    Gleason Bison is a holistically managed, grass-fed bison operation committed to serving its community, regenerating the environment, and producing thriving animals.
Chocolate Tasting
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting at Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co., AND sample our incredible chocolate at our in-cafe chocolate tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational chocolate tasting. These tastings are designed to educate our staff or highlight in-house products we're currently developing, and we love to have the public join us!   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new!
Shanta Foundation's Fall Fundraiser- Development Under Fire
5:30pm / River Bend Ranch
Shanta Foundation's Fall Fundraiser takes place at River Bend Ranch on and will be featuring Dr. Seinne Lai Zaw, former Country Director in Myanmar for Shanta Foundation.    $75 tickets are available at or by calling 970-749-1198 and include hors d'oeuvres, a cocktail, music, and a $50 donation to Shanta Foundation.
Live music with Leah O
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis College Ballroom and Zoom
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to an in-person presentation regarding The Solstice Project at Chaco. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 pm in the Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. It will also be available on Zoom. For log-in information, go to SJBAS.ORG.    Anna Sofaer, President of the Solstice Project, and Richard Friedman will present its recent research and progress on the film production --- Written on the Landscape --- conveying the remarkable expanse of the Chaco Culture throughout the Four Corners. Its new imagery from LiDAR and photogrammetry reveals --- in more detail than ever before --- multiple replications of Chacoan Great House/Great Kiva complexes and 'road' relationships in this vast and rugged terrain. They will show how the pattern in Chaco Canyon of alignments of monumental buildings and roads to solar and lunar events is repeated at sites up to 140 miles from the canyon. Prevalent throughout the Chaco World are striking relationships created between the built environment and distinctive land forms, as well as an integration of the cosmos. This ancient cosmography resonates deeply with Puebloan and Dine traditions of holding maps of their spiritual concepts on the landscape.   This research suggests great power at the hub of the culture: at Pueblo Bonito in particular. Puebloan and Dine traditions convey that the Gambler dominated Chaco, forcing people to construct the roads and buildings. There was a presence of dark forces --- and "conflicts between good and evil." At the conclusion of the talk an Acoma elder will convey in a filmed interview the choice of his people to stop the ancestors' control of the natural forces and return to a more reciprocal relationship with nature: a poignant message for us today. For more information see the Solstice Project web site:
Phutureprimitive & Pyramidic
7:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhoodphotos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear… a true sign ofthings to come.The Phutureprimitive sound is mind melting sonic bliss. Lush melodies drift across intricaterhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and densepalette, his music also manages to convey a sense of tranquility and beauty. Shimmering withcinematic qualities, his music ultimately speaks to the body, mind and soul. It's often said thatPhutureprimitiveis his owngenre.The sound of Phutureprimitive has spread far and wide with performances From North andCentral America, Western and Eastern Europe and Australia.Rain is also the owner of The Phuture Producer Method. An online portal for courses forlearning EDM production and Song Builder Kits."Music is medicine. Let's go on a journey together"
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
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