Events on this Day

 Tuesday, May 23rd
City of Durango Scavenger Hunt
8:00am / City of Durango
Five rocks, Five clues over Five days, and Five GREAT prizes!    For complete details and information, visit: #CODHunt
Canoe/Kayak Volunteer Training
9:00am / Adaptive Sports Association Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association Kicks Off Summer with Volunteer Training. ASA volunteer training is free and a great way for people interested in the outdoors to get involved and connect with their community.   Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is hosting summer program volunteer trainings in the last two weeks of May. ASA is a Durango-based non-profit sports and recreation outfitter for people with disabilities. Volunteers are needed to assist with daily programming including whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, camping, rock climbing, and more. Trainings are free and no prior experience is necessary.   Interested volunteers should call 970-259-0374, visit, or email to RSVP and to obtain more information.   Adaptive Sports Association's programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people withdisabilities through sports and recreation. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a safe, supportive environment, ASA staff and volunteers help clients "explore possibilities."
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. Departing from the Durango Depot, this 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. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Exhibition: Anticipation - Two-Person Show with Bryce Pettit & Elsa Sroka
9:30am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Sorrel Sky will be featuring the sculptures of Bryce Pettit and paintings of Elsa Sroka. While both artists feature domestic and wild animals in their work, the setting and context reflect a distinct individualism. Bryce keeps his pieces reductive in style. "I try to pare each piece down to the minimum necessary to tell the story." Elsa enjoys the playful nature of her images. "If it makes me smile…I know it's right." The exhibition will continue through May 31.
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:
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!
Trivia Night Mission: Support Kids!
5:30pm / Durango Elks Lodge
Come play some fun trivia, eat some delicious food, and support a great cause! All proceeds will go to Mission: Support Kids.   Mission: Support Kids - Fostering families by providing comfort and essentials to foster children and those who care for them. Come learn more about how you can help while enjoying some fun trivia, a silent auction, food, and drinks. Trivia teams will be made up of 6 players and a variety of topics will be covered. Doors open at 5:30 for dinner and drinks. Trivia will begin at 6:30!    All tickets are $20 and include a welcome drink and dinner. A cash bar will also be available. Have a team of 6 players already? Save $20 when you buy a 6 ticket team bundle.   Let the games begin!    *If you are interested in donating a silent auction item please contact Mackenzie at or 970-749-6847.
Living Rural on the East Side: An Open House for making Community Connections
5:30pm / Pine River Library
We are bringing back our "Living Rural" series! This time on the East Side of the County. Please join your La Plata County Commissioners, your CSU Extension staff, and other knowledgeable staff.   There will be light refreshments as well as presentations about soil health, livestock management, fire mitigation, and much more!
Black Velvet Duo
6:00pm / Lolas Place
Kick back on Lola's patio with live music!
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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