Events on this Day

 Monday, May 1st
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado. 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.    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. All trains have a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.    Boxed Lunches are available for pre-order. You can place your order during the booking process when you are reserving your trip. You may also call reservations at 1-888-872-4607 to order your selection.   Departure/Arrival Times  Durango Departure: 9:15am  Cascade Canyon Arrival: 11:15am  Cascade Canyon Departure: 12:15pm  Durango Arrival: 2:30pm   Presidential Class:  Cinco Animas 21+ $179*  Alamosa 21+ $179*   First Class:  Knight Sky (All Ages) $159*  Prospector (All Ages) $154*  Yankee Girl (21+) $154*  Red Mountain (All Ages) $154*   Deluxe Class:  San Juan - Adult $124* Child $93*   Standard Class:  Coach (All Ages)   Adult $84*   Child $54*   *Fares subject to 8% historic preservation fee  Adults (ages 12+) Child (ages 4-11)   Children under the age of 4 ride FREE if not occupying a seat. Schedule and fares subject to change.
Register Today! Youth Leadership Summer Camp
9:00am / Horse Empower, LLC
Join us for five days of fun in the sun with Durango's only Youth Leadership Summer Camp, June 12 - June 16, 2023!    We will provide a versatile mix of experiences for students ages 12-16 through thematic equine activities and intentional focus on intrapersonal growth extending from each students' unique Social Style - a powerful behavioral model that will support your child in understanding themselves and others. Social Styles training for your young leader will jumpstart a unique opportunity to develop skills in versatility, communication and conflict prevention.   OPEN ENROLLMENT ONGOING, MUST RSVP BY MAY 30TH   Camp Dates: M-F June 12 - 16, 2023  Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm  Cost: $875.00
Tai Chi for Beginners - four class times
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
Every Mon & Weds 9:30 Yang Style Tues 9:30, Weds 10:30, Thurs 9:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Beginners welcome to these classes!  Tai Chi has been shown to improve over all health, balance, coordination, reduce stress and much more. In these beginner classes we learn Tai Chi principles, and movements that we put together in a short form that can be practiced for minutes a day. Included in classes are Qigong (health exercises) and meditation practices. While this is a moving form, Tai Chi can also be practiced in a chair or wheelchair.  
Certified instructor Denise Lane has been practicing Tai Chi and Qigong for many years. She enjoys sharing her passion for this art with others.
Register! Mixed Metal Earrings
10:00am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this beginner's class, hosted by the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, you will learn a variety of earring making skills, including sawing, dapping, rolling mill, basic soldering, fold forming, and how to make ear wires. Metal selections include sterling silver, copper and brass. Expect to finish two to three pairs during the class period. The value of your finished products will be about the same as your tuition cost, so you can't go wrong taking this class! This class is also eligible for scholarship tuition assistance, explained on the Club's website.    To register you can email the instructor Jama or visit the Club's website to learn more, at
From The Ground Up, Life Lessons Through Horsemanship
3:00pm / Horse Empower
From The Ground Up,..  Learn Life Lessons as You Learn Horsemanship.   From horse care on the ground to getting up in a saddle and riding, you will learn to partner with your horse and take those lessons into your everyday life! Each week, you will build on your foundation…setting intentions, making plans, focusing, and communicating with your equine partners. A great way to discover your leadership style and develop and build self-confidence.   Warning: You May Want To Own Your Own Horse After This!   Cost: $420 per person. MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE! MONDAYS IN MAY (no class Memorial Day Weekend. This class will be made up in June!) 4 sessions, pay in advance.  Non-refundable, but transferrable.  Limited to 5 participants, 2:2 facilitation and instruction. Weight Limit: 200 lbs
Monday Middle/High School After School Art
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Each session students will discover fun and different mediums and concepts while creating extremely unique art projects! Drawing, Painting and Ceramics are part of this great class! Classes offer fun, non competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression. For questions, please email Deena Carney, Director of Art and Education at or Mr.B at Scholarships are available. 10 Classes.
Happy Hour Yoga
5:30pm / Ska Brewing
Treat yourself to Happy Hour Yoga at Ska Brewing! $10 = Yoga taught by the great Brady Wilson, then a pint. Yoga first!
Live music with local musicians
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium & Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy some old west entertainment with live music daily!
Compassionate Conversations: Loss & Transitions
5:30pm / The Hive
A series of workshops for honest and reflective conversation about things our youth are working through; Identity & Self Esteem, Loss & Transitions and Where We Differ.   Voices of all people who engage with youth are valued (whether you are a parent, or a person who works with youth).   RSVP Link
Register now! Ladies Night 2.0 - This Ain't Your First Rodeo!
5:30pm / Horse Empower, LLC
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us this Friday night!    Ladies Night 2.0 is for those of you who HAVE PREVIOUSLY attended a Ladies Night at Horse Empower - now known as Ladies Night 1.0. If you loved your first experience, and are yearning for more laughter, more horse time and comradery, we promise you will love LN 2.0 as we head straight in to reconnect with the herd! Georgie and friends will be so excited to see you!   Each month we will have a new and exciting exercise that will have you working with our horses through obstacles and problem-solving exercises that will build on the last, promoting learning, self-discovery and a unique 'girls' night' horse experience you won't forget!   Cost: $85.00 pp, non-refundable, but transferable. Limited to 12 participants. MUST RSVP TO PARTICIPATE!   What to Wear: Dress in layers and wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty while horsein' around; closed toed shoes a MUST. The program will take place in our beautiful, bright indoor riding arena. Taco Bar catered by Zia Taqueria & Happy Hour served after your equine experience!
Register! 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. This 4-week intro series runs Mondays & Thursdays 6-645pm beginning May 8th. Participants experience the fundamental movements that make Aikido so effortlessly powerful.
The Regenerative Landscaping Speaker Series
6:00pm / Durango Public Library, Rm #2
Katrina Blair of Turtle Lake Refuge and Bee Happy Lands.   Please join us each month this May through September for an amazing line-up of experts as they educate and guide us into chemical-free, regenerative landscaping practices.   Amid growing concerns int he West over water, along with drought and wildfires, landscaping that proactively focuses on soil health, water retention, and increasing biodiversity is safeguarding our future! Regenerative Lanscaping will save water (and Money!), as well as being healthy for all of us, our pets and our local wildlife.
Mud-Day Madness
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Mondays will become your favorite day of the week (Yes, you did read that right)! Learn about the historical evolution of pottery and understand the various methods to create shapes and forms. Walk with your pieces through every step of creation. Together, we will focus on two modes of creating functional ware through hand building and an introduction to wheel throwing, to create functional art for everyday use. We will spend time exploring textures, shapes and colors.   Space is limited to accommodate a small student to teacher ratio. Students will rotate through time on the pottery wheels.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.   Free!  Drop in! 
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
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