Events on this Day

 Saturday, February 10th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! 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.
Romance On The Rails
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Celebrate Valentine's Day, as you experience turn-of-the-century ambiance with your loved one onboard a historic narrow gauge train as we travel along the Animas River. Enjoy a beautiful day riding the vintage train through the pristine wilderness to Cascade Canyon. All cars will be decorated with special Valentine flair!   Special "Love Basket*" available for purchase* for $50 and includes the following:  1 box of Sea Salt Caramels from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory  1 bottle of prosecco  2 stemless flutes  1 rose   * "Love Basket" is only available for purchase for those 21 and older. Please call 1-888-872-4607 for more information.
Uncle Clyde's Run and Slide
10:00am / Purgatory Village Express Lift
The beauty of Uncle Clyde's Run & Slide is in its simplicity. Teams complete as many up-down relay laps as they can on Purgatory's tubing hill in 90 minutes. It sounds ridiculous, possibly strenuous and undoubtedly fun.
Stained glass 101 - Suncatcher Workshop With Domino's Glass Artistry
10:00am / Create Art and Tea
Learn the whole process from start to finish, of the "Tiffany" copper foil method in the creation of your own stained glass Suncatcher. You will be introduced to glass cutting techniques, glass grinding, glass foiling, and soldering using a pattern that you select (from 6 pre-selected patterns we have for you to choose from) that you will make and take with you. There will be a short introduction to the types of glass there are to choose from and some basic guidance on how to use the tools needed in the process of creating a stained glass sun catcher. I will provide all the tools and supplies needed , including all the safety gear.
Figure Drawing Dynamic Dogs
1:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Get comfortable with simple drawing techniques and enjoy the process of Figure Drawing with Man's Best Friend!   The La Plata Humane Society has agreed to provide our lovely dog "models" for the class. All supplies are included, and an experienced teacher will be there to give you guidance along the way. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy a happy hour drink, spend time with other artists, and most importantly enjoy the opportunity to sit, relax and draw a very patient dog.   Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—The biggest reason to practice with live animals is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the animal form is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.   A $10 Tip or Chew Toy is Required for our models and will go directly to the LaPlata County Humane Society. Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for adults with previous drawing experience.
Snow Science & Social
1:00pm / Andrews Lake Winter Parking Area
Love to play in the snow? Want to learn more about winter in the San Juans? Join SJMA and Mountain Studies Institute for our special winter hike series, Snow Science & Social! Back by popular demand, these snowshoe hikes are a great opportunity to explore the snowy landscape and learn more about winter in the San Juans.   On select weekends this winter, our education team will host snowshoe interpretive hikes, then welcome you back to our new mobile basecamp in the Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot for a bonfire, hot drinks, and good conversation. Topics will include forest ecology, watersheds, climate change, and the future of snowpack in the San Juans. These popular events are FREE to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
La Plata Countys 150th Birthday
1:00pm / Animas Museum
Join us on Saturday, February 10th to celebrate La Plata County's 150th birthday! We'll be opening a new exhibit at the Animas Museum, and we'll have birthday cake all day long. At 1pm our Second Saturday Seminar Series will be a talk about the beginnings of the county. Join local historians Charles DiFerdinando and Susan Jones on Zoom or you can watch the presentation on the big screen in the museum classroom. There is no charge for the event which will be recorded.    Register for Zoom at animasmuseum.org/events.html.
Valentine Aphrodisiac Elixer Workshop with Herbalist, Lenore Anderson
3:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Discover the ancient traditions of using plants, fruits and flowers to enhance sensuality. Aphrodisiacs have many medicinal properties that support the reproductive system, improve heart health, relieve stress and anxiety. Join this fun workshop and practice the art of blending delicious herbal aphrodisiac elixirs and making delicious chocolate truffles. We have beautiful bottles for you or you can bring your own special one to fill and take home some love potions for yourself and your Valentine. Perfect for couples, friends, or the curious.
Habitat Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball & Silent Auction
5:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
Tickets are $75 in advance, and $85 day of event. They can be purchased online or at the Habitat ReStore in person until February 9th, on the day of event tickets can only be purchased at the door.   Get ready to immerse yourself in an evening of Mardi Gras festivities as we don our vibrant masks and revel in the spirit of this celebratory occasion. This event promises to be a night filled with masquerade mystery, and a touch of New Orleans magic. Indulge in delicious creole inspired appetizers while sipping on the evenings signature cocktail that will transport you straight to Bourbon Street. Dance the night away to live music performed by the band Broke with Expensive Tastes.    Dressed up, or dressed for fun, we have masks and beads at the door for all attendees. Even so, there will be a prize for best mask of the masquerade, so bringing your own bit of mystery could really pay off! Store bought, or handmade, we appreciate them all.    But wait, there's more! Our silent auction will feature an array of exclusive items up for bidding. From unique experiences to luxurious getaways, and awesome donations from favorite local businesses, there is something for everyone.   By participating in this auction, you not only have a chance to win incredible prizes but also contribute towards a noble cause. All proceeds from this event will go towards building affordable homes for Habitat partner families in La Plata County. This spring we will break ground on our next Fox Farm Village duplex in Bayfield.    Together, let's make a difference and empower those in need. So mark your calendars now and secure your tickets early! Don't miss out on this extraordinary evening that combines festivity with philanthropy. Let's celebrate Mardi Gras like never before while making a positive impact on our community!   See you at the Mardi Gras Masquerade & Silent Auction Fundraiser!
Euchre Tournament
5:30pm / Union Social House
Join us for good ole' fashion Euchre Tournament. 6 nights Round Robin. Feb 10th/24th March 9th/23rd April 6th/27th. Come single or with a partner. No experience needed. 3 food trucks available.
Galentines Day Ladies Only Night
6:00pm / The Subterrain
Heyyyy ladieeees!!!! Decompress with your favorite gals over a glass of locally made wine or cider, get a chair massage, some reiki or hair tinsel, shop local artisan vendors or participate in our clothing swap- bring some take some, and hang out in the coolest environment Durango has to offer
Latin Dance Night with Live Music!
6:30pm / The Light Box at Stillwater Music
Dance the night away at The Light Box! Learn popular Latin dance moves from professional dance instructor Suzy DiSanto and enjoy live music from Stillwater Music's own Latin funk band, Seven Sharp 11.
Merely Players presents Small Mouth Sounds
7:00pm / Merely Underground
A Luminous play by Beth Wohl  Tickets $26-30
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