Events on this Day

 Thursday, March 30th
Spring Fly Fishing Festival
8:00am / Duranglers Flies and Supplies
Join us and our fly-fishing industry friends for 3 days of fun, education, clinics, deals and demos!   Each event to attend, virtual or in person will get your name in the hat for free stuff including a guided trip with Duranglers. The more events you attend the better your chance to win.
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!
Get to Know the CEO
8:30am / Center for Innovation
Get to know the CEO Special Speaker Series through the Durango Chamber of Commerce featuring Robert Sarlls, CEO of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.   Hear firsthand from CEO Robert Sarlls and learn about advice he has to share based on his career path, philosophy of operating a publicly traded company from Durango, and the future of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. He'll also be asked to share what it takes to succeed in today's business world; what adjustments he sees that businesses need to make in today's business climate, and more.   Every quarter the Chamber will invite a CEO to sit down with our members to talk about their path for their company. This session is free to chamber members, but we ask that you please register. This event is free but we ask that you register.
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.
Creativity Festivity Artist Exhibition
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Children and Teens Artists throughout our community will display artwork! Gallery event is free to the public.
Pencil Day Lettering Demo
3:00pm / The ArtRoom at the Smiley
Learn all about Pencils for National Pencil Day!  We will cover pressure-release graphite, colored pencils, mechanical pencils and sharpening.   In this hands-on workshop, participants will receive lettering templates and exemplars, pencils, and other fun swag.
Return to Clay: Reflections on Culture and Identity through Pueblo Pottery with Ron Martinez Looking Elk
4:00pm / (Online via Zoom) Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
In this special webinar presentation, join international, award winning artist and community activist, Ron Martinez Looking Elk (Isleta and Taos Pueblo), as he makes his exquisite return to the process of Pueblo pottery creation. The first portion of this webinar will feature a memorable short film highlighting his pottery, from conception to birth, while he discusses the connection of his identity and journey as a Pueblo artist. Filled with beautiful footage of this miraculous process and compelling discussions around culture, we accompany Ron as he reflects on his past expeditions and gently returns to a familiar space. The second half of this webinar allows you to engage with Ron directly through an interactive question-and-answer session with the audience.
Durango Green Drinks
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Join Durango Green Drinks the last Thursday of the month from 5-7PM at 11th Street Station with two local sustainability organizations hosting each month. It's free and casual. Short announcements and presentations usually start around 5:30.
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.
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