Events on this Day

 Wednesday, May 10th
Daybreak Rotary Club of Durango
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Pine Room
Curious about how the world's largest civic organization makes a difference in our world? Come join us and find out how together Rotarians around the world seek to eradicate polio, provide education, supply clean water and assist in disaster relief in a non-religious, non-political way. The Daybreak Club is know as the "hands on" club, making a difference together in Durango and beyond. Coffee provided!
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799  +1 669 900 9128  +1 312 626 6799  +1 646 558 8656  +1 253 215 8782  +1 301 715 8592
Gentle Hatha Yoga with modifications
9:00am / Florida Grange
Come join us for 50+ Yoga with Chair Assist at our neighborhood Florida Mesa Grange! Participants develop a sense of community by practicing together!   The class will be every Wednesday at 9 a.m. The class will be for men and women in mid-life who are active and in reasonable good health. Beginners are welcome. We will focus on stretching, strengthening and balance along with warm-ups, sun salutations and yoga poses.   Cost: $65.00 for 10 punch pass; $9.00 drop-in  Bring your yoga mat, if available two blocks and two blankets.
Auditions! That's So Durango Variety Show
9:00am / Durango Arts Center
Calling all adult actors! Do you love to sing, dance, or perform? Show off your talent at the "That's So Durango Variety Show!" This show takes place specifically to share the amazing talent hidden in Durango! Just email a video of your audition to by noon on May 10th!
Silverton Summer Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
9:00am, Three times daily are available!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2 hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We've been in continuous operation running trains on this 45-mile branch of the original Denver & Rio Grande Railway since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since those historic days. There's no cell service or Wi-Fi throughout the Animas Canyon so you'll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.   Departing from the Durango Depot, this unforgettable trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton.   On all of these train excursions, you will experience the iconic Horseshoe Curve, High Bridge and all of the Animas River Gorge including all of the spectacular views from the High Line. These trains include a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase.   Skyway Tour (bus/train or train/bus) service options are available for the 2023 Silverton summer season excursions. See website for details.    Visit our website for train fares.
Art Inspired By Nature Exhibit
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Introducing Art Inspired by Nature by the Through the Looking Glass Collective. An exquisite art exhibit that celebrates the beauty of the natural world through the eyes of talented artists.   Come and immerse yourself in a world of color, texture, and movement, as you explore an awe-inspiring collection of artworks that draw inspiration from the breathtaking landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and the ever-changing seasons of the nature of Colorado.   Gallery event is free to the public.
Drip Irrigation for Your Home Garden presented by Darrin Parmenter
4:30pm / Durango Public Library
"Drip Irrigation for Your Home Garden" presented by Darrin Parmenter with Colorado State University Extension-La Plata County.   As water becomes more expensive (and potentially less available), understanding home landscape irrigation becomes more important. Efficient watering means putting the right amount of water, in the right place, and without excess, runoff, overspray, or waste. Sound intimidating? Fear not, fellow gardeners, drip irrigation is here to save you (and your water)!   This event will be held at the Durango Public Library and is hosted by the Durango Botanic Gardens as part of their Great Garden Series. You can view the entire series here -
Live music with local musicians
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium & Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy some old west entertainment with live music daily!
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music.    This event is held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month!
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society meeting and presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a presentation in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies and on Zoom on Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 pm. At 6:30 we will have social time, then after a brief business meeting, Mona Charles will discuss, "From This Earth: Ancestral Pueblo Pottery in the Animas Museum's Collection". For log-in information, go to SJBAS.ORG.    The Four Corners region of the American Southwest, including La Plata County is well known as a home of the Ancestral Pueblo peoples. Starting in the 1930s, local avocational archaeologists attracted the attention of professionals with the quantity and quality of the artifacts they excavated. Many of these artifacts made their way into much larger institutions, however a relatively small collection was donated to the Animas Museum. In 2016, Museum staff completed a NAGPRA Consultation and Documentation grant. Human remains, along with associated and unassociated funerary objects were identified and subsequently claimed by the Hopi tribe. However, many artifacts in our collection are not associated with burials and lack extensive data. During the summer of 2022, the Animas Museum received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to properly identify, catalog, and care for these artifacts and make them accessible to the public, both in person and online. In this presentation, team members Mona Charles, Susan Jones, Briana Paxton and Patty Joy will talk about the project which will conclude this summer.   Presenters:   Mona Charles is an anthropological archaeologist with over three decades of experience in the Four Corners, most of this time in Southwest Colorado. Ms. Charles has worked for various Municipal, State, and Federal agencies, Fort Lewis College, the La Plata County Historical Society, and many private consulting firms. Mona is probably best known for her work with the Basketmaker II sites of Darkmold and the Falls Creek Rock Shelters.   Patty Joy is a local fiber artist and quilt historian who has had experience working with arche-ologists in the field and in museums.   Briana Paxton is a local artist and museum conservator.   Susan Jones is currently the Collections Manager at the Animas Museum.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
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