Events on this Day

 Wednesday, January 11th
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799 +1 669 900 9128 +1 312 626 6799 +1 646 558 8656 +1 253 215 8782 +1 301 715 8592
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 Durango Arts Center each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Be exposed to a variety of tips, tricks and techniques used in creating masterpieces in watercolor, acrylic, oil paints, and pastels, while working with an experienced teacher to give you guidance along the way.   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience or have taken this class before. 10 Classes, all supplies are included!
Gift Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's that time of year when lights twinkle, magic and cheer are in the air, and snow begins to fall. When everyone starts thinking about those they love, they begin their gift-shopping extravaganza! During this time, make sure you stop into DAC to shop in our new Gift Gallery!    The Gift Gallery will also be open during Downtown Durango's Annual Noel Night, where a hot chocolate bar for both adults and kids will be ready to warm you up as you shop from our local artists!
Let's Letter Together!
4:00pm / The ArtRoom at the Smiley
Kids 10+ with an adult*    *This can be parent/child, aunt or uncle/niece or nephew, etc. The idea is that we are better when we letter together!   In each session, we will letter together, then work on projects that you will remember for a lifetime.   You will also receive access to accompanying videos so that the learning can continue. You will also leave each session with handouts, mark making tools you get to keep, and an exemplar of your own to build from.   $125 per person, class size limited to 6. Email for availability.
Paint and Sip
5:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Painting with an instructor, all supplies are included.
Live Music
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
At the historic Strater hotel!
Live Music
5:30pm / Diamond Belle
Grab a drink, enjoy some food while listening to live music!
Creative Cooking Class - presented by La Plata CSU Extension
5:30pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center / Extension Building, Florida
Colorado State University Extension-La Plata County is at it again   CLASS TOMORROW! You are in luck, there is still space available!  Take this amazing class for only $8!   Register today, class is Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023, 5:30 - 6:45 pm.    This cooking demo will teach you how to build a quick and healthy meal using a recipe template. You'll practice culinary techniques to build your confidence and speed in the kitchen. Finally, you'll get to enjoy a healthy meal.
Solo Improv Performance Workshop with Mary Quinn
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mary Quinn will be introducing; Solo Performance Workshop. In this class you will learn the art of the classic clown, creating characters and finding their voice through improv.    This is a beginner's course and all are welcome!
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a presentation in-person and on Zoom on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00 pm. After a brief business meeting, Gretchen Gürtler, Director of Museums at Ghost Ranch will present, "Unique Artifacts of the Gallina Culture". For log-in information, go to SJBAS.ORG.    Gretchen Gürtler has conducted field research in paleontology and anthropology for institutions of higher education for over 16 years. She received a National Science Foundation Fellowship to complete her graduate degree at Texas Tech University, focusing on paleontological research.    The Gallina Culture of North Central New Mexico was a major focus of the Ghost Ranch Anthropology Museum's founder, Dr. Florence Hawley Ellis. Over the past 50 years, Ghost Ranch students and staff have discovered many artifacts that are unique to the Gallina Culture. For this presentation, Gretchen will discuss not only unique artifacts held in trust at the Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology; but also details of the sites where this culture existed.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
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