Events on this Day

 Thursday, September 14th
Share Your Garden
8:30am / Animas Valley Grange
Bring your surplus fruits and vegetables to the Animas Valley Grange. Your produce will be distributed at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.
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
Inaugural Peak Food & Beverage 9-Hole Invitational
9:00am / Hillcrest Golf Club
It's 9 holes of 'Best Ball Scramble' surprises, followed by a post-round bash—complete with awards, food, and fun!   Register for $90 and you'll even drive away knowing you've helped the Women's Resource Center!    Contact brian to get in the game!
Durango Regional Career Fair
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds & Event Center, Extension Building
This is a GREAT opportunity for job seekers to meet potential employers, and interview for available positions. Employers will have information about jobs they are currently hiring for and positions that are coming up in the near future. They will be accepting resumes or have you fill out an online application right on the spot. Make sure to dress in business attire and bring plenty of resumes!
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
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.
Fort Lewis College Art Exhibition
4:30pm / Fort Lewis College Art Hall
The Art Gallery at Fort Lewis College is honored to welcome artist Nina Elder. "It Will Not Be The Same, But It Might Be Beautiful" is a multimedia investigation of change focusing on objects that have been exhausted by use and transformed by time. This project illuminates that what remains — even through environmental demise — can inspire wonder, help us understand the past, and embolden resilience in the future.    Join us with refreshments and engage in conversation about the presented artwork!
Ska-BQ: Rob Webster
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in the beer garden for fresh craft beer from the source, food specials and free live music on the outdoor stage by Rob Webster!
Community Harvest Days
5:00pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm all of August (and more through October). Pull on your picking pants learn how to join in the fun!
Southwest Colorado Startup Spark
5:00pm / SCAPE Headquarters
Calling all rural business owners in Southwest Colorado! If you're looking to spark your thinking around startup marketing, join us September 14th for an interactive workshop. Energize Colorado and SCAPE are collaborating to bring you the Southwest Colorado Startup Spark, featuring SCAPE Marketing Mentor, Geoff Wolf, and a chance to win up to $1,000 in marketing consulting for two lucky attendees.   A brand is defined by the customers' perception about what the business says and does. In this workshop we'll address how to own that "one thing" in the minds of your customers and ways to develop the necessary sound bites for today's marketing environment.    Key focus will be on these elements:   • 45 minute presentation of brand development combining neuroscience and marketing strategies  • Followed by a group workshop applying the key points of the presentation  • How to establish actionable short term marketing priorities for your business   You'll gain:  • Solutions that you have not heard before  • Ways to develop a unique selling proposition  • PLUS a chance to be one of two winners of free consulting with the Presenter!   This event is best suited for established businesses looking for a boost and the opportunity to gain valuable insights to elevate a marketing strategy. Don't miss this chance to connect with fellow rural business owners and ignite your entrepreneurial spark. Join us on for an evening of inspiration and growth at SCAPE Headquarters   Event has limited capacity, please RSVP now! Presented by Energize Colorado, SCAPE, and TBK Bank.
Jeff Solon Jazz Duo
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy live Jazz on the Patio!
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
6:00pm / Grassburger South
Come and join us for a fun night of Karaoke and burgers on the outdoor patio at Grassburger South!
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us outside on the Carver Family Plaza for Powerhouse trivia night every Thursday through the summer. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Bar open for drink purchases and food available from Laura's Artisans and Straight Outta Balboa Island.
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