Events on this Day

 Thursday, March 16th
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.
Human Resources Workshop: Leverage Culture to Recruit & Retain Top Talent
11:30am / Center for Innovation
Join us for a three-part Human Resources Workshop in partnership with the Durango Chamber and the Durango Area Human Resources Managers. The first workshop on Leveraging Culture to Recruit & Retain Top Talent will be taught by Suzanne Phare with Real Ideal Coaching at the Center for Innovation (second floor of the Main Mall).   Workshop Description:  The world of work is changing. What used to work doesn't. Based on evidence from one of the largest studies conducted related to resignation and culture, this session will help you understand the key drivers of retention and recruitment (spoiler alert, we aren't talking about ping pong tables and pet insurance). Culture is quantifiable, and you will leave understanding 5 key aspects of culture that will make or break your attraction and preservation of high-performing and engaged employees.   Suzanne has over twenty years of executive coaching and human resource management and owns Real Ideal Coaching. She is the former HR Director at Ska Brewing and is currently conducting Leadership Training and Executive Coaching in the Four Corners Area.   Since this workshop takes place over the lunch hour, please feel free to bring your own lunch to enjoy.   All are welcome to attend these workshops to learn more about important topics that impact your business! Mark your calendar for the other workshop dates: Thursday, June 8th, and Thursday, November 9th.
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
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.
Business After Hours
5:00pm / Hillcrest Golf Club
Business After Hours is a networking event co-hosted by the Durango Chamber of Commerce and Hillcrest Golf Club, attracting professionals from all around the Durango area. Join us for an evening of connections, celebrations, and fun!    FOOD - DRINKS - PRIZES   Registration Price:    Pre-Register & SAVE! $10 includes 2 drinks and appetizers!   Register  online for discounted pricing.  Entry fees are $15 at the door.
DurangoScape presentation by Panayoti Kelaidis
5:00pm / Durango Public Library
The in-person event at the Durango Public Library featuring Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Horticulturist and Director of Outreach at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Also, chat with some of our online presenters, and get answers to your questions.
HER Story: An Evening of Storytelling
5:30pm / Lolas Place
Join Us for an evening of storytelling for Women's History Month. PWN and WRC are excited and honored to host this gathering consisting of women who will be sharing their own short stories of inspiration, strength, growth, perseverance and healing. Come listen, Support, and Be Inspired. We all deserve to be heard and share our own story, whats yours?
Intro to Aikido 4-Week Series
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Aikido? Ai means harmony. Ki means energy. Do is the way. Thus, ai-ki-do is the way we harmonize energy. Aikido is a Japanese martial art with a do-no-harm approach to self-defense. A 2017 compilation of academic research on aikido found that people derive many physical and psychological benefits from this martial art. Better balance, more flexibility, boosted confidence, greater mindfulness, and reduced anxiety are some of the reported findings. Would you like to welcome these qualities into your life?    Register the 4-week Intro Series. Visit our website for full details.
River Spell Live
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs
River Spell is a Colorado based folk/rock jam band that delivers heartfelt songwriting and extended improvisation.
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
Merely Players presents The Lifespan of a Fact
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents A Funny and Compelling Play    Tickets: $30
Float Like a Buffalo, Apollo Suns, The Buzz
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
21+Tickets on sale now online.  Float Like a Buffalo is a Denver-based 7-piece, 10-instrument, high-energy Funk Rock band. Our style is rock with funk, ska, reggae, and jam influences. Nods to the funk of Lettuce and The Motet, jam of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, rock of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chicago Transit Authority, soul of James Brown, & high-energy guitar licks of Jimi Hendrix all combine to make a unique sound that's impossible not to dance to.   Apollo Suns: Born from the fusing of nine Winnipeg, Canada based musicians, Apollo Suns have created a refreshing and innovative sound and live performance combining instrumental, jazz, rock and psychedelic music. They were awarded "Instrumental Artist of the Year" at the 2018 and 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards.   The Buzz: 5-Piece funk, jam and psychedelic rock band out of Denver, Colorado. ... The Buzz w/ Muck Luck LIVE at 830 North Fort Collins!
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