Events on this Day

 Saturday, February 24th
IF:Gathering Durango
8:00am / Summit Church
Calling all Women!! Join Summit Church for an amazing 2 day worship! What is IF:Gathering? We are so glad you asked! IF gathering began with three words: disciple a generation. We gather because we need each other. We equip because we need to understand who God is. Then we unleash you to your places because you are the most effective way to spread the message and hope of Jesus Christ. Free childcare for this event is available. For more information, and to register for this event, visit summitdurango.org/ifgatheringdurango
Paws For Celebration On-line Auction Kicks Off
8:00am / On-line Auction
Our annual online auction fundraiser!  February 24th through March 4th, 2024  Benefiting Parker's Animal Rescue!   Thank you for our sponsors:  Tile & Light Art of Durango   Maynes, Bradford, Shipps and Sheftel LLP  Tina Miely - Real Estate | Durango, CO  Title Durango  Alpine Bank  Durango Motor Company  Creature Comforts
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.
Biker Breakfast
9:00am / Durango Harley-Davidson
Breakfast burritos are done buffet-style here at the dealership!! Join us for food, juice, coffee, and good company!
26th Annual Dave Spencer Classic Ski/Snowboard Race
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
If you haven't already picked up your race bib, start the day by checking in at Dave Spencer Classic Registration in front of the Dave Spencer Center, ASA's Mountain Office. Registration opens at 8:30 am. You can pick up a lift ticket (purchase with your registration or the day of) and your race number. We'll have snow fencing and seating available outside.   The race isn't just about speed. Take as many practice runs as you'd like in the morning to nail down your time on the racecourse. Make your predictions after lunch, and try to stay as consistent as possible! The racecourse will be open for practice runs from 9a-12p, with the main event kicking off at 1p. Please make sure you and your team have completed your race run by 2:30p.    Lunch will be provided by Zia Taqueria!
FLC Alumni Ski Day and Apres-Ski Party
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Ski Purgatory Resort with FLC Alumni!    Alumni who RSVP in advance can get lift tickets for just $70!   Meet up with fellow Alumni at the FLC Alumni tent located on 'The Beach' at the base of Lift 1. We will be hanging out on The Beach most of the day, then head over to our après-ski event at Hoody's with pizza, beverages, and giveaways.   While registering in the form below, make sure to enter-to-win a free Purgatory lift ticket that can be picked up at the FLC alumni tent on 2/24. Winners will be announced on 2/22!   Make an overnight or weekend out of it and use promo code 'FLCalumni24' for a discounted hotel stay!
Professional Headshot Mini Session Event
11:30am / Kelly Miranda Photography
Headshot Mini Session Event! Hello, Durango! Exciting news - I'm hosting Headshot Mini Sessions at my studio!    In a visual world, your images will tell a story to potential clients about who you are, what you do, and why they should hire you. Professional photography is the extra edge that will elevate you above the competition and is an investment that will quickly pay for itself.   Refresh your professional image with a quick and fabulous headshot session! Perfect for professionals, creatives, or anyone wanting a polished and personalized look.   What's Included:  15-minute session  1 high-resolution retouched photo  Option to purchase additional poses at just $45 each  Online gallery for easy selection  All for $95 (normally $250)   Limited slots are available, so book yours now! DM or visit the booking link in the comments to secure your spot. Let's capture your best self!
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.
Snowcat Dining Excursion
4:00pm / The Powderhouse & Pitchfork Pub at Purgatory Resort
A handcrafted five-course dining experience at 9,000 feet. Back by popular demand! Enjoy this rare opportunity for spectacular views and a unique mountaintop culinary experience by booking a Snowcat Dinner Excursion. Guests will enjoy views of the alpenglow over the Needles Mountains from an enclosed snowcat as it ascends the trails on the way to a five-course meal. The only guests in the restaurant will be those who arrive by snowcat, providing an intimate and exciting feel — plus our Executive Chef will create entrees that are sure to impress even the most decadent diners.   The dinner begins with mulled wine or champagne while guests are allowed time to socialize and select their seats. Guests will then savor a sophisticated five-course tasting menu, complete with beverage pairings from our wine or beer partners.
Sip & Create - Fused Glass Night Light
5:00pm / Sun Sapphires
Indulge in a delightful fusion of creativity and relaxation, while enjoying happy hour drinks, & learning how to make your own fused glass night light! By the end of the evening, your decorated piece will be ready for firing and done 2-10 days later for pick up! Must be 21 or older.
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.
Full Moon Howler: Snowshoe Fun!
6:00pm / Durango Nordic Center
One way to beat the darkness of this time of year is to get outside and enjoy it! While experiencing the alpine glow of the Twilight Peaks and the rise of the full moon, strap on your snowshoes and join SJMA staff for an 60-90 minute interpretive walk. Afterwards, take in the beauty of the moonlit landscape and mingle with like-minded folks while warming by the bonfire and sipping a nice hot beverage (hot cocoa and mulled wine will be provided by the Nordic Center).   This is an event for the whole family.   (snow dependent)   What to Bring: Snowshoes, if you have them. SJMA will have a couple of snowshoes for your use if you don't.   Cost: If you are a member of SJMA or a DNSC season passholder, you receive a 50% discount on the Howler.   More info / register through Durango Nordic Center today!
Live Music: Andrew Schuhmann
6:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Andrew Schuhmann returns to EsoTerra Ciderworks!  FREE entry -- open to all ages   With over six hours of solo material spanning decades and genres, Andrew delivers a unique musical experience that caters to diverse tastes. Expect soul-stirring interpretations and medleys of classic favorites, showcasing his versatility as a performer.
Elder Grown with Mojo Birds
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm Show 8:00pm  21+ / $20 / $25   Elder Grown  Funk meets Rock, Pop meets Hip Hop. Elder Grown combines the freedom of improvisational Jams with their Captivating, Original songs. From the First Song to the Fourth Hour, Elder Grown encourages you to break down your idea of genre and tempo with your hips and heartbeat. A personal Pandora station, Elder Grown rollercoasters listeners through seamless, rule-breaking sound.    Switching instruments mid-song, you never know who is going to sing or play what next. Join Elder Grown and journey into the unrecognizable familiar.
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