Events on this Day

 Saturday, January 14th
Hoop Shoot
8:30am / St. Columba School
Hoop Shoot is on a Saturday, January 14th! It will be held at St. Columba. Doors open at 8:30am, free throw competition starts at 10am. Various age group categories between 8-13. Winners of the categories go on to a district event. We've have a lot of talented young athletes in our area with some going on to the National event! Call Dewey at (970)769-8936 for rules and more information. Members, please share this on your Facebook pages as this event is open to the public and a ton of fun for the kids! Thank you!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
Japanse Bokkendo & Jodo
9:00am / DSBK Dojo
Bokkendo (wooden sword) and jodo (short staff) date back to medieval Japan's samurai society. Training in these ancient arts offers people in the modern world a taste of bushido, or the warrior's path to a robust spirit and unbeatable mindset. Develop greater strength, balance, coordination, and poise. Beginners are as welcome as experienced practitioners. For 20 years, DSBK has provided fun-filled training experiences open to everyone.
Durango Wedding Expo
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Let the wedding planning begin! Walk the show, snap pictures of things you love, and get to know local industry pros. Stroll down inspiration lane and swoon over stylish decor and floral designs. Gather fresh ideas, view the hottest wedding trends, browse aisles of gorgeous exhibits, strike a pose in the photo booths, sip on mocktails, sample treats, and find your dream team of vendors.   The 22nd annual Durango Wedding Expo will sweep you off your feet! Join us for one incredible afternoon dedicated to planning YOUR perfect wedding celebration!   Admission: $10 per person
Snow Science and Social
1:00pm / Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot
Love to play in the snow? Want to learn more about winter in the San Juans? Join SJMA and Mountain Studies Institute for our special winter hike series, Snow Science & Social! Back by popular demand, these snowshoe hikes are a great opportunity to explore the snowy landscape and learn more about winter in the San Juans.   On select weekends this winter, our education team will host snowshoe interpretive hikes from 1-3 pm, then welcome you back to our new mobile basecamp in the Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot for a bonfire, hot drinks, and good conversation. Topics will include forest ecology, watersheds, climate change, and the future of snowpack in the San Juans.    These popular events are FREE to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
From this Earth: The Timeless Beauty of Pueblo Pottery
1:00pm / Zoom - La Plata County Historical Society/Animas Museum
Join our founding director Robert McDaniel for the Animas Museum's Second Saturday Series Seminar for a talk about our most recent pop-up exhibit series "From this Earth: The Timeless Beauty of Pueblo Pottery". There is no charge for the webinar.    Register at
How to Letter like a Sign Painter
2:00pm / The ArtRoom at the Smiley
Ever wonder how sign painters (or sign writers) quickly make signs for all occasions? Learn the lettering style by using a brush marker! In this 2-hour session, you will:   Learn a fast and fun lettering style using a Neuland Art marker. Design and layout a mini "Show Card" that is Instagram-worthy. Receive a zine and accompanying online course to continue learning. ($65 value)   Take home 3 sizes of brush markers so you can work at any size. ($10 value)   NOTE: This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming "It's a Sign!" class coming this winter where we will be making Trader Joe-like signs using acrylic and chalk markers.
Paint & Sip with Cindy Shelton
2:00pm / Create Art & Tea
This class is a new take on the traditional "paint and sip" classes using acrylic paints. In my class you will create your art on an 8X10 canvas using watercolors! Each student will receive a 5X7 practice sheet of watercolor paper and a pre-sketched scene on the canvas, I will provide you with a finished sample and I will have a blank canvas to show you step by step how to create your own masterpiece! You will be free to "paint outside the lines" if you choose.   All materials are provided and no experience required. You will leave with your art and a fun experience.
Saturday Art and Craft Classes for Adults and Teens
2:30pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
No time to take a series of classes? No problem! Now you can take a fun, single class and knock out a beautiful project on a Saturday afternoon!   First up is a big favorite at the Studio; Honeycomb Fruit! We will be making oranges, lemons, and limes. These make a beautiful and unique centerpiece that never goes bad!    This is a fun class to take with friends!
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!
Salsa Dance night
6:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Salsa dancing and instruction
Second Weekend Series: Dandu w/ The Quarks & Funk Express
7:00pm / The iNDIGO Room
The iNDIGO Room is a small intimate venue located inside of the iAM MUSIC Institute in the heart of Downtown Durango across Main Street from Buckley Park. These small house concert-style shows provide a concert experience that allows the crowd and artist to interact in a way that feels like they are performing in your own living room.   The Bands:  Night One:  Dandu with The Quarks   Night Two:  Dandu with the Funk Express
A Mac & the Height
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
A Mac & the Height with Diabolical Sound Platoon  $15 / $20   A-Mac & The Height represents a unique musical experience of unity and adventurous fusion of genres. With hook-driven songwriting and a cohesive blend of reggae, hip-hop, funk and alternative rock, the group thrives on overcoming musical boundaries. Their immersive message and feel good energy has proven to bring together beautiful people from coast to coast.   The Denver, CO based band has a charismatic approach fueled by conscious thinking, with lyrics that are uplifting, relatable, and insightful. Bringing an energetic and moving live performance, A-Mac & The Height encourages their audience to partake in a genuine and united musical journey with them. Similarly, the group is known for creating intricate and extended musical passages through improvisation and faith in the unknown.   In addition to fearlessly touring the majority of the United States within their first year of forming, the band has also put out two full length albums. Young, bold and determined, the group is fascinated with pushing the envelope of artistic expression, paying homage to many of the greats including Sublime, Bob Marley, Dr. Dre and Grateful Dead.   After years of experiment and development, Alex Mackenzie-Low (a.k.a. A-Mac - Vocals & Guitar) has united his latest musical brotherhood, known as The Height. The band features six of Denver's premiere musicians including Stephen "Eski" Edwards (Bass), Jake Setters (Drums), Johnny Bosbyshell (Keyboards) and Greg King (Lead Guitar). A-Mac & The Height continues to break the mold and expand impact over a wide range of music lovers.
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