Events on this Day

 Tuesday, May 2nd
Coffee Connections with Express Employment
8:00am / Center for Innovation
Join Express Employment for Coffee Connections Learning Series on May 2nd from 8 – 9 am.  Enjoy coffee, while you hear from the owner of Express Employment, Robert Whitson. Express Employment offers a full staffing service, providing everything from general labor to high-level professionals, to full HR consulting. Robert will dive deeper into the ins and outs of the challenging job market in Durango and what employment looks like.    The Chamber's monthly learning series explores a wide range of topics, industries, and organizations, all presented and highlighted by chamber members. This is a great chance to network with colleagues and get a grasp on a new topic within an hour.    This event is free, but we ask that you please register.
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.
San Juan Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Local public lands and trails
Join SJMA's San Juan Science Ramblers for our after-school program. Students will learn about environmental science topics while making friendships and hiking at local trails.    Sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April and May   Learn more and register at:
Food Safety Tips & Tools for Market Vendors - ONLINE EVENT
4:00pm / ONLINE - CSU Extension La Plata Office
ONLINE WORKSHOP - Food Safety Tips & Tools for Market Vendors   Tuesday, May 2nd, 4:00 - 5:15 (online)  Register here: CSU Extension & San Juan Basin Public Health are teaming up with La Plata Food Equity Coalition to offer food vendors a chance to learn tips, convenient strategies and best practices in food safety at the farmers market, flea market and beyond. Simple techniques for handwashing, sampling and transporting food will be covered in addition to Q&A. Attendees will receive a food safety kit to use at their booth! Interpretation available.
Live music with local musicians
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium & Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy some old west entertainment with live music daily!
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
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