Events on this Day

 Tuesday, September 12th
Coffee Connections: Maximizing Leadership Potential with Mindfulness
8:00am / Durango Chamber of Commerce
Maximizing Leadership Potential with Mindfulness with FLC Professor Amoneeta Beckstein.    Mindfulness can not only contribute to people’s happiness and inner peace but also to being more effective and influential leaders. Based on research and activities from his latest book, Teaching Mindfulness: A Guidebook for Teachers, Parents, Counselors, and Caregivers (2022), Dr. Amoneeta will teach how to maximize your leadership potential by practicing mindfulness.    Dr. Amoneeta is a psychology assistant professor at Fort Lewis College. He is an indigenous, multicultural, positive psychologist, a slam poet, an author, and an ethical influencer. Dr. Amoneeta is a proponent of leveraging psychology to enhance leadership practices that contribute to job satisfaction and to society’s growth, resilience, and life enhancement.   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.
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
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.    Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30. Supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through September - Rain or Shine !    Reservations are required.
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!
4th Annual Men in Heels Race
5:30pm / Womens Resource Center
The 4th annual Men in Heels relay race will be a fun way for the community to help raise funds for a great cause. Funds will go to Women's Resource Center in memory of Gena Rych to celebrate her very special life and unique spirit.
Junction Creek Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk
5:30pm / Junction Creek Trailhead - lower parking area
Junction Creek/Colorado Trail is a great spot and time of year to learn about some of the local native fruits. Many medicinal plants also grow along the trail. We'll see who's growing both in the open, sunny area between the parking lot and the first bridge (less than 1/4 mile from parking lot), along the creek, and in the wooded and shady trail in the canyon.
Live Music: Nina Sasaki (Pop)
6:00pm / Lolas Place
Come enjoy live music on the Patio!
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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