Events on this Day

 Thursday, March 9th
Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Please join us for the 17th annual Cutest Kids Contest! $40 entry fee includes a 15 minute session (March 1-11, 2023) in Allison Ragsdale Photography's one-of-a-kind "Daydreamer" studio set and a $50 credit toward ordering portraits and entry into the contest to win up to $1500 toward a portrait session of your choice!    Sign up at
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.
Yoga for Back Pain 4-Week Series
10:00am / The Smiley Building
Lynn Wickersham, Certified Yoga Therapist and Pain Care Aware teacher, is pleased to offer this special yoga series to address chronic back pain. Lynn will interweave pain science education with yoga practice designed to reduce pain, increase stability and mobility of the spine, and help participants recover ease of movement. Each session includes movement and yoga postures as well as subtle practices that affect the nervous system, including breath work, meditation, mantra, and mudra.    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Visit for details and to register.
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.
Durango Rocks Awards Ceremony
5:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
This prestigious event will be held on Thursday, March 9th at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Celebrate Durango's businesses, organizations, and community leaders during the Durango Rocks Awards Ceremony! We'll be honoring the 2022 Awards finalists during this event. Don't miss out on this premier event when we celebrate Durango's best!   Enjoy a cocktail hour, network with your colleagues and friends, then head into the Concert Hall for a great night of celebrations.
Ska Lager Release Party
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
New Beer Announcement!    We are releasing the newest year-round beer in our lineup. Join us for the release of the Ska Lager. It's a no-nonsense, snappy, crisp and bright, easy-drinking lager. We're calling a spade a spade and not mincing our words; not beating around the bush or pulling any punches - it's a beer that tastes like…beer. Live music by Rob Webster.
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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