Events on this Day

 Tuesday, March 14th
Envisioning a Changing DurangoScape
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
An on-line and in-person event demonstrating how your own yard, garden, and landscapes can change to adapt to or even to mitigate changing climate conditions. March 1-31 view 8 recorded presentations by leading horticultural experts. On March 16 listen to Colorado's most prominent horticulturist, Panayoti Kelaidis, director of outreach and senior curator of Denver Botanic Gardens present "Rethinking the Durangoscape: What will it take to honor our setting?"   Check out the unique website at for more information on the speakers. Tickets available on-line NOW!
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.
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:15 AND Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30. By donation.    Beginners Welcome! Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention is a simple, balanced form. When practiced correctly can have many benefits for the health. Once learned the form can be practiced in minutes a day. Tai Chi can be adapted for those who need to stay in a chair or wheelchair. Certified Instructor Denise Lane has been practicing Tai Chi for many years. She enjoys sharing her passion for this beneficial art. "Practicing the Tai Chi forms is like coming home to a safe, centered place."
City Council Candidate Forum
11:30am / DoubleTree Hotel
Meet the City Council candidates and learn about their views and philosophies on important issues impacting our community.    
Great Decisions Durango discussion group
11:30am / Durango Public Library
The Great Decisions Durango discussion group will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. to discuss "War Crimes." Moderator Ruth Alminas, assistant professor at Fort Lewis College, will present background materials and a film by the Foreign Policy Association, and lead participants in a discussion of the issues. The public is invited to attend this free discussion and participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
Cowboy Tuesdays
12:00pm / Strater Hotel/Diamond Belle Saloon
Ready to Cowboy/Cowgirl up? Along with our friends from Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, True Western Roundup, and Durango Wild West Talent, The Belle and the Strater Hotel have brought back Cowboy Tuesdays!   Join us on Tuesdays from Noon - 3pm for drink and food specials and some fantastic entertainment - old west style! Yes that is Mike Leonard in the he and Bobbie Leonard and Scott Perez will be on The Belle stage for this first event. Fun fact - Mike Leonard started this fun tradition years ago and he was recently honored with a Strater Room Dedication! If you have a song, cowboy poem, or story you'd like to share, just let us know and we will put you up there to perform.
16th Annual Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.   Pay at the door. Concert: $10. Concert & Lunch: $20. Or save the hassle and purchase a festival pass, which includes all concerts and lunches.
Tuesday After School Art Grades 2-5
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects.   September is Sculpture month, October - Halloween Extravaganza  November - Drawing and Painting, December - Gift Giving!   The classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.
Photo Display - Open House
5:00pm / Durango Public Library
FREE event! Join Women's Resource Center in celebration of incredible women who have been our storytellers. While their pictures and stories will be displayed at Durango Public Library throughout the month of March, we are holding an Open House on March 14 to give everyone the chance to thank a few of these incredible women.   Come show them your support and appreciation!
Women Who Tell Our Stories
5:00pm / Durango Public Library
Celebrate women's history month with Durango's Women Resource Center at this open art exhibit celebrating local women storytellers!
Gather Dinner Event
5:30pm / James Ranch Grill
The Gather Dinner event takes place every Tuesday evening 5:30pm-7:30pm Mid-October to the end of March. You are wowed with a four course, prefixed meal using as many local/regional ingredients as possible. During this culinary experience, you will be joined by two invited guests that have produced one or more of the ingredients on your plate that are going to share their journey in producing the ingredients we are privileged to serve that evening. This is a time to connect and honor our farmers, ranchers, producers, bakers and purveyors that go beyond what most of us can conceive in order to accomplish what they do. This memorable evening has limited seating. Prepaid Reservations only. Reservations are closed two days prior to event date for preparation time.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / Union Social House
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam! A food truck and bar is onsite for dinner and drinks.
Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—   The biggest reason to practice with the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.   10 Classes, all materials, instruction, and encouragement included.
Adult Improv with Mary Quinn - Green Levek
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
DAC is sponsoring a 4-week class with veteran improv actor and teacher, Mary Quinn, to help you fall in love with the art of improvisation! This class is built to introduce beginners to the fundamentals of improv with a series of exercises that will unlock your creativity and remind you how fun it is to play well with others. Say "Yes, And…" and jump in for some fun (and a little funny along the way)!
Community Update | Stop Hesperus Solar
6:30pm / Breen Community Building
Hello Neighbors, Stop Hesperus Solar would like to invite you to a Community Update Meeting regarding the industrial (500,000 panel) "Hesperus Solar" facility proposed within our community.    Please join us for a brief community update on the current status of the project, county review process and summary of what deficiencies the county found within the application.   We will then cover next steps & how to get involved or volunteer.
Merely Players presents The Lifespan of a Fact
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents A Funny and Compelling Play    Tickets: $30
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
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