April 2021 Events

 Thursday, April 1st
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
12:00am / Fort Lewis College
Both poignant and funny, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted autistic fifteen-year-old, sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself, his mother, and the world.    Streaming April 1 - 4, 2021. Streaming information coming soon at fortlewis.edu/theatre.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class- Virtual on Zoom
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Lotus Girls Spring Session
3:30pm / Seed Studio
Lotus Girls Spring After School Classes:  Art, Yoga & Mindfulness classes for girls ages 6-12 years begins Thursday March 25 - April 29 meets weekly 3:30-5pm
Forest & Fire Learning Series: Forest & Fire Management
6:00pm / Mountain Studies Institute Facebook page and YouTube channel
In preparation for Wildfire Awareness Month beginning in May, Mountain Studies Institute is gearing up for its 4th annual Forest & Fire Learning Series that will take place every Thursday in April 6-7pm. This livestream e-vent will feature a Q&A session following presentations intended to educate and engage our community on a variety of topics that include wildfire management, fire-adapted communities, the connection between wildfires and water, adaptations to the challenges of 2020, the chemistry of wildfire smoke and air quality, seasonal outlooks for 2021, and personal stories of living with fire.    The 1st in a series of 5 evening e-vents will kick off with a co-presentation from Shawna A. Legarza PsyD and Alison Layman on the topic of forest and fire management. They will begin with an overview of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, explain the importance of building an efficient and effective wildfire response, and how to achieve a fire adapted community while maintaining and restoring landscapes. They will also update local efforts with CPAW (Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire) in La Plata County.    SPEAKERS   - Shawna A. Legarza, Psy.D.: Director of Emergency Management, La Plata County - Alison Layman: Planner I, La Plata County    We invite you to join the conversation, ask questions, and help to inform a community approach to living with fire!   Photo: Michael Remke
Southwest Colorado Community Forum
7:00pm / Virtual
You have great ideas and your neighbors want to hear them. How can we make vaccines more accessible in Southwest Colorado? What needs to happen to give us some relief from Covid-caused economic insecurity?   Join Colorado Working Families Party, the Colorado AFL-CIO, and United Today, Stronger Tomorrow to discuss everything and anything that's on your mind. Covid is putting physical distance between us, but we have the digital tools to strengthen our communities and ensure that no one is left behind. Our voices reach from Grand Junction, to Pueblo, to Trinidad, to Cortez. Together, we won’t be ignored. Let's talk, organize, and win!   Register here: https://www.mobilize.us/co-wfp/event/374164/
 Friday, April 2nd
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
12:00am / Fort Lewis College
Both poignant and funny, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted autistic fifteen-year-old, sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself, his mother, and the world.    Streaming April 1 - 4, 2021. Streaming information coming soon at fortlewis.edu/theatre.
Lake Nighthorse opens on weekends
9:00am / Lake Nighthorse
The lake will be open for non-motorized recreation 9am-4pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April 2-May 9   Daily operations will begin May 14, and motorized recreation begins May 15.
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
 Saturday, April 3rd
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
12:00am / Fort Lewis College
Both poignant and funny, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted autistic fifteen-year-old, sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself, his mother, and the world.    Streaming April 1 - 4, 2021. Streaming information coming soon at fortlewis.edu/theatre.
Wolf Creek Challenge Series
8:00am / Wolf Creek Ski Area
A true Super G from the top to the bottom of Wolf Creek!   Pre-Registration required. Check in at Base Camp at 8:00 a.m.
Wolf Creek Local College Day
9:00am / Wolf Creek Ski Area
$58 Adult lift ticket with valid college photo I.D. ANDcurrent class schedule. Tickets must be bought in advance: wolfcreekski.com.
Saturday Zumba®- Virtual on Zoom!
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
 Sunday, April 4th
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
12:00am / Fort Lewis College
Both poignant and funny, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted autistic fifteen-year-old, sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself, his mother, and the world.    Streaming April 1 - 4, 2021. Streaming information coming soon at fortlewis.edu/theatre.
Wolf Creek Local Appreciation Day
9:00am / Wolf Creek Ski Area
$58 Adult lift ticket  $40 Seniors  $31 Child   Tickets must be bought in advance: wolfcreekski.com.
Easter Brunch
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
VFW invites you to come enjoy some delicious food with your loved ones, friends, local veterans, neighbors, and more. Food will be served from 9 AM to 1 PM in the lower dining hall entered from the east side of the building.    The brunch menu will include everything from bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits & gravy, to spiral ham, New York strip, potatoes & gravy, green bean almondine, cookies, ice cream and so much more. Donations are appreciated at $15 for adults, $12 for veterans and $10 for kids 12 & under.
 Monday, April 5th
Spring Cleanup Begins
8:00am / All areas
Sponsored by the City of Durango   Yard waste, furniture, large appliances, scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles and open dried paint cans.    April 5-9   Rockridge Subdivision, Animas View Dr., Sky Ridge Subdivision, Hill Crest Estates, North College Dr., Aquarius, Richard Dr, Linda Ct., Willow Place, Geoglein Gulch, Sanborn Place and Ball Lane.   April 12-16  Areas south of 15th St. and West of 9th Ave. including residential areas of 160 W (Twin Buttes) and Highway 160 E (Three Springs) located within City limits.   April 19-23  Areas north of 15th St. to 36th St. paralleling Main to the East and West including the Animas City area.   April 26-April 30   West side subdivisions including Crestview, Needham and Junction St. areas.   May 3-7   East side subdivisions including Rio Vista Circle, Riverview, Florida Rd.
Seedlings Playshops
9:00am / Seed Studio
All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed. This program is for 3-5 year olds! We will cultivate creative expression through the art of movement, songs and creative expression while fostering your child's ability to make choices, work with others, assume responsibility and make new friends. This program offers indoor and outdoor activities plus opportunities for fun, friendship, and creative exploration! *must be potty trained   Tuition $210 One day   $420 Two days 
Cardio / Strength Interval Class/ Virtual on Zoom
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom registration link.
Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival
5:00pm / Duranglers Flies and Supplies-YouTube
It's coming... with a little different program this year, our annual fly fishing fest is going online and live with the Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival!  This time, we will be celebrating with a FULL WEEK of live streaming events, clinics, interviews, seminars, and of course...gear giveaways.   We will be kicking off our fest on April 5th and running through April 10th!  Mark your calendars and plan to tune in to YouTube for daily videos and a 5pm live stream each weeknight, and get yourself prepared with new knowledge, techniques, fun, conservation, fly tying, and as always a healthy dose of gear giveaways.   Teaming up with our friends and partners from Sage, Rio, Simms, Patagonia, Orvis, Scientific Anglers, Ross Reels, Fishpond, Redington, Fulling Mill, Trout Unlimited, RepYourWater, G. Loomis, and Loon; we have a full week of videos we will be uploading as well as LIVESTREAMING where you can tune in, learn a few things, ask some questions, and get ready for the season.   We will also be giving away great gear from all our friends and partners.  You will be able to sign up for our gear drawing giveaways the 5th throught the 10th (one entry per day) and you will also get additional drawing entries into the pot with every $50 you spend in-store or online throughout our fest week.   Prize drawings will be held on YouTube live on Saturday the 10th after our presentation.  Winners will be announced live, but will also be contacted via phone or e-mail...so you don't have to be present to win.   Sign up for a reminder for each of our live stream Fest videos on our YouTube channel!   See our full (and frequently updated) Fest schedule here: https://duranglers.com/duranglers-spring-2021-virtual-fly-fishing-festival/
Live Music All Week!
5:30pm / Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Live Music All Week!
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
 Tuesday, April 6th
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Great Decisions Zoom Discussion
11:30am / NA - Zoom
On Tuesday, April 6th, at 11:45 a.m. our sixth discussion using Zoom will be “The end of globalization?” Professor Ruth Alminas will present background materials and a film by the Foreign Policy Association, and lead participants in a discussion of the issues.    The public is invited to attend this free Zoom discussion. Details and registration information may be found at LWVLaPlata.org. Click on the Great Decisions menu item to find the Zoom link.   More information about Great Decisions and the Foreign Policy Association can be found at http://www.fpa.org or at the League of Women Voters of La Plata County website, http://www.lwvlaplata.org.
7 Rivers Farmers Market
12:00pm / La Plata Fairgrounds
We are excited to announce the 2nd season of the 7 Rivers Farmers Market. It will be held every Tuesday from 12-3 at the La Plata Fairgrounds. Market starts November 3rd and goes thru April 27th. We have an amazing assortment of local farmers with poultry, pork, beef, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, goats milk cheese, eggs, jams and pickles, honey, herbs, baked good, lotion bars, jewelry, energy bars, soaps and So much more. Get your weekly food needs done and start your holiday shopping.
San Juan Science Ramblers After School
3:00pm / Local Town Trails
Too much screen time? Get your kids outside with SJMA’s new after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers.   Kids, grades 1 – 6, will be led on after school science- based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.
Art Lab
3:30pm / Seed Studio
Ages 6-12years  Tuition: $180  Instructor: Kate Nickols  All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed.   This class will be a fun experimentation and exploration of all art medium! We will use a variety of mediums such as colored pencils, watercolors, oil pastels, found objects and much more! Students will create a collection of unique art pieces to take home each week.   Class is limited to a maximum of 6 students!
Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival
5:00pm / Duranglers Flies and Supplies-YouTube
It's coming... with a little different program this year, our annual fly fishing fest is going online and live with the Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival!  This time, we will be celebrating with a FULL WEEK of live streaming events, clinics, interviews, seminars, and of course...gear giveaways.   We will be kicking off our fest on April 5th and running through April 10th!  Mark your calendars and plan to tune in to YouTube for daily videos and a 5pm live stream each weeknight, and get yourself prepared with new knowledge, techniques, fun, conservation, fly tying, and as always a healthy dose of gear giveaways.   Teaming up with our friends and partners from Sage, Rio, Simms, Patagonia, Orvis, Scientific Anglers, Ross Reels, Fishpond, Redington, Fulling Mill, Trout Unlimited, RepYourWater, G. Loomis, and Loon; we have a full week of videos we will be uploading as well as LIVESTREAMING where you can tune in, learn a few things, ask some questions, and get ready for the season.   We will also be giving away great gear from all our friends and partners.  You will be able to sign up for our gear drawing giveaways the 5th throught the 10th (one entry per day) and you will also get additional drawing entries into the pot with every $50 you spend in-store or online throughout our fest week.   Prize drawings will be held on YouTube live on Saturday the 10th after our presentation.  Winners will be announced live, but will also be contacted via phone or e-mail...so you don't have to be present to win.   Sign up for a reminder for each of our live stream Fest videos on our YouTube channel!   See our full (and frequently updated) Fest schedule here: https://duranglers.com/duranglers-spring-2021-virtual-fly-fishing-festival/
 Wednesday, April 7th
Seedlings Playshops
9:00am / Seed Studio
All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed. This program is for 3-5 year olds! We will cultivate creative expression through the art of movement, songs and creative expression while fostering your child's ability to make choices, work with others, assume responsibility and make new friends. This program offers indoor and outdoor activities plus opportunities for fun, friendship, and creative exploration! *must be potty trained   Tuition $210 One day   $420 Two days 
San Juan Science Ramblers After School
3:00pm / Local Town Trails
Too much screen time? Get your kids outside with SJMA’s new after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers.   Kids, grades 1 – 6, will be led on after school science- based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.
Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival
5:00pm / Duranglers Flies and Supplies-YouTube
It's coming... with a little different program this year, our annual fly fishing fest is going online and live with the Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival!  This time, we will be celebrating with a FULL WEEK of live streaming events, clinics, interviews, seminars, and of course...gear giveaways.   We will be kicking off our fest on April 5th and running through April 10th!  Mark your calendars and plan to tune in to YouTube for daily videos and a 5pm live stream each weeknight, and get yourself prepared with new knowledge, techniques, fun, conservation, fly tying, and as always a healthy dose of gear giveaways.   Teaming up with our friends and partners from Sage, Rio, Simms, Patagonia, Orvis, Scientific Anglers, Ross Reels, Fishpond, Redington, Fulling Mill, Trout Unlimited, RepYourWater, G. Loomis, and Loon; we have a full week of videos we will be uploading as well as LIVESTREAMING where you can tune in, learn a few things, ask some questions, and get ready for the season.   We will also be giving away great gear from all our friends and partners.  You will be able to sign up for our gear drawing giveaways the 5th throught the 10th (one entry per day) and you will also get additional drawing entries into the pot with every $50 you spend in-store or online throughout our fest week.   Prize drawings will be held on YouTube live on Saturday the 10th after our presentation.  Winners will be announced live, but will also be contacted via phone or e-mail...so you don't have to be present to win.   Sign up for a reminder for each of our live stream Fest videos on our YouTube channel!   See our full (and frequently updated) Fest schedule here: https://duranglers.com/duranglers-spring-2021-virtual-fly-fishing-festival/
 Thursday, April 8th
Cardio / Strength Interval Class- Virtual on Zoom
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Lotus Girls Spring Session
3:30pm / Seed Studio
Lotus Girls Spring After School Classes:  Art, Yoga & Mindfulness classes for girls ages 6-12 years begins Thursday March 25 - April 29 meets weekly 3:30-5pm
Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival
5:00pm / Duranglers Flies and Supplies-YouTube
It's coming... with a little different program this year, our annual fly fishing fest is going online and live with the Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival!  This time, we will be celebrating with a FULL WEEK of live streaming events, clinics, interviews, seminars, and of course...gear giveaways.   We will be kicking off our fest on April 5th and running through April 10th!  Mark your calendars and plan to tune in to YouTube for daily videos and a 5pm live stream each weeknight, and get yourself prepared with new knowledge, techniques, fun, conservation, fly tying, and as always a healthy dose of gear giveaways.   Teaming up with our friends and partners from Sage, Rio, Simms, Patagonia, Orvis, Scientific Anglers, Ross Reels, Fishpond, Redington, Fulling Mill, Trout Unlimited, RepYourWater, G. Loomis, and Loon; we have a full week of videos we will be uploading as well as LIVESTREAMING where you can tune in, learn a few things, ask some questions, and get ready for the season.   We will also be giving away great gear from all our friends and partners.  You will be able to sign up for our gear drawing giveaways the 5th throught the 10th (one entry per day) and you will also get additional drawing entries into the pot with every $50 you spend in-store or online throughout our fest week.   Prize drawings will be held on YouTube live on Saturday the 10th after our presentation.  Winners will be announced live, but will also be contacted via phone or e-mail...so you don't have to be present to win.   Sign up for a reminder for each of our live stream Fest videos on our YouTube channel!   See our full (and frequently updated) Fest schedule here: https://duranglers.com/duranglers-spring-2021-virtual-fly-fishing-festival/
Forest & Fire Learning Series: At the Nexus of Wildfire & Water
6:00pm / Mountain Studies Institute Facebook page and YouTube channel
In preparation for Wildfire Awareness Month beginning in May, Mountain Studies Institute is gearing up for its 4th annual Forest & Fire Learning Series that will take place every Thursday in April 6-7pm. This livestream e-vent will feature a Q&A session following presentations intended to educate and engage our community on a variety of topics that include wildfire management, fire-adapted communities, the connection between wildfires and water, adaptations to the challenges of 2020, the chemistry of wildfire smoke and air quality, seasonal outlooks for 2021, and personal stories of living with fire.    The 2nd evening in a series of 5 evening e-vents will feature ongoing studies conducted by partners at Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) and Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS). Researchers Scott Roberts and Dr. Rhoades will share data and stories that detail the fascinating effects that wildfires have on stream chemistry, stream habitats, and aquatic life. They will also provide insight into what their research is saying about post-fire recovery in these systems.    SPEAKERS   - Chuck Rhoades, Ph.D.: Research Biochemist, Rocky Mountain Research Station   - Scott Roberts, M.S.: Aquatic Ecologist, Mountain Studies Institute    We invite you to join the conversation, ask questions, and help to inform a community approach to living with fire!   Photo: Michael Remke
Southwest Colorado Community Forum
7:00pm / Online Event
You have great ideas and your neighbors want to hear them. How can we make vaccines more accessible in Southwest Colorado? What needs to happen to give us some relief from Covid-caused economic insecurity?   Join Colorado Working Families Party, the Colorado AFL-CIO, and United Today, Stronger Tomorrow to discuss everything and anything that's on your mind. Covid is putting physical distance between us, but we have the digital tools to strengthen our communities and ensure that no one is left behind. Our voices reach from Grand Junction, to Pueblo, to Trinidad, to Cortez. Together, we won’t be ignored. Let's talk, organize, and win!   Register here: https://www.mobilize.us/co-wfp/event/374164/
 Friday, April 9th
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival
5:00pm / Duranglers Flies and Supplies-YouTube
It's coming... with a little different program this year, our annual fly fishing fest is going online and live with the Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival!  This time, we will be celebrating with a FULL WEEK of live streaming events, clinics, interviews, seminars, and of course...gear giveaways.   We will be kicking off our fest on April 5th and running through April 10th!  Mark your calendars and plan to tune in to YouTube for daily videos and a 5pm live stream each weeknight, and get yourself prepared with new knowledge, techniques, fun, conservation, fly tying, and as always a healthy dose of gear giveaways.   Teaming up with our friends and partners from Sage, Rio, Simms, Patagonia, Orvis, Scientific Anglers, Ross Reels, Fishpond, Redington, Fulling Mill, Trout Unlimited, RepYourWater, G. Loomis, and Loon; we have a full week of videos we will be uploading as well as LIVESTREAMING where you can tune in, learn a few things, ask some questions, and get ready for the season.   We will also be giving away great gear from all our friends and partners.  You will be able to sign up for our gear drawing giveaways the 5th throught the 10th (one entry per day) and you will also get additional drawing entries into the pot with every $50 you spend in-store or online throughout our fest week.   Prize drawings will be held on YouTube live on Saturday the 10th after our presentation.  Winners will be announced live, but will also be contacted via phone or e-mail...so you don't have to be present to win.   Sign up for a reminder for each of our live stream Fest videos on our YouTube channel!   See our full (and frequently updated) Fest schedule here: https://duranglers.com/duranglers-spring-2021-virtual-fly-fishing-festival/
 Saturday, April 10th
Saturday Zumba®- Virtual on Zoom!
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival
12:00pm / Duranglers Flies and Supplies-YouTube
It's coming... with a little different program this year, our annual fly fishing fest is going online and live with the Duranglers Spring 2021 Virtual Fly Fishing Festival!  This time, we will be celebrating with a FULL WEEK of live streaming events, clinics, interviews, seminars, and of course...gear giveaways.   We will be kicking off our fest on April 5th and running through April 10th!  Mark your calendars and plan to tune in to YouTube for daily videos and a 5pm live stream each weeknight, and get yourself prepared with new knowledge, techniques, fun, conservation, fly tying, and as always a healthy dose of gear giveaways.   Teaming up with our friends and partners from Sage, Rio, Simms, Patagonia, Orvis, Scientific Anglers, Ross Reels, Fishpond, Redington, Fulling Mill, Trout Unlimited, RepYourWater, G. Loomis, and Loon; we have a full week of videos we will be uploading as well as LIVESTREAMING where you can tune in, learn a few things, ask some questions, and get ready for the season.   We will also be giving away great gear from all our friends and partners.  You will be able to sign up for our gear drawing giveaways the 5th throught the 10th (one entry per day) and you will also get additional drawing entries into the pot with every $50 you spend in-store or online throughout our fest week.   Prize drawings will be held on YouTube live on Saturday the 10th after our presentation.  Winners will be announced live, but will also be contacted via phone or e-mail...so you don't have to be present to win.   Sign up for a reminder for each of our live stream Fest videos on our YouTube channel!   See our full (and frequently updated) Fest schedule here: https://duranglers.com/duranglers-spring-2021-virtual-fly-fishing-festival/
 Sunday, April 11th
Observing Earth from Space
4:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join The Powerhouse virtually for the continuation of the Apollo 14 Speaker Series on Sunday, April 11.    Tune into @powscicenter Facebook stream from 4:30pm-5:30pm to hear speakers Steven Cooper and Renee Jack discuss satellite and resource tracking technologies that smokejumpers and wildland firefighters rely on, and how they use them for decision making in fighting fire. Free to the public. Live Q & A following the event.
 Monday, April 12th
Spring Cleanup Begins
8:00am / All areas
Sponsored by the City of Durango   Yard waste, furniture, large appliances, scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles and open dried paint cans.    April 5-9   Rockridge Subdivision, Animas View Dr., Sky Ridge Subdivision, Hill Crest Estates, North College Dr., Aquarius, Richard Dr, Linda Ct., Willow Place, Geoglein Gulch, Sanborn Place and Ball Lane.   April 12-16  Areas south of 15th St. and West of 9th Ave. including residential areas of 160 W (Twin Buttes) and Highway 160 E (Three Springs) located within City limits.   April 19-23  Areas north of 15th St. to 36th St. paralleling Main to the East and West including the Animas City area.   April 26-April 30   West side subdivisions including Crestview, Needham and Junction St. areas.   May 3-7   East side subdivisions including Rio Vista Circle, Riverview, Florida Rd.
Seedlings Playshops
9:00am / Seed Studio
All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed. This program is for 3-5 year olds! We will cultivate creative expression through the art of movement, songs and creative expression while fostering your child's ability to make choices, work with others, assume responsibility and make new friends. This program offers indoor and outdoor activities plus opportunities for fun, friendship, and creative exploration! *must be potty trained   Tuition $210 One day   $420 Two days 
Durango Montessori School Enrollment
9:00am / Smiley Building
Durango Montessori School is open for enrollment. DMS provides a quality Montessori-based education for pre-K through grade 5 in the historic Smiley Building near downtown.    To tour DMS, please contact the director at 970-769-3590 or email director@durangomontessori.com.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class/ Virtual on Zoom
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom registration link.
Live Music All Week!
5:30pm / Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Live Music All Week!
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
 Tuesday, April 13th
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
7 Rivers Farmers Market
12:00pm / La Plata Fairgrounds
We are excited to announce the 2nd season of the 7 Rivers Farmers Market. It will be held every Tuesday from 12-3 at the La Plata Fairgrounds. Market starts November 3rd and goes thru April 27th. We have an amazing assortment of local farmers with poultry, pork, beef, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, goats milk cheese, eggs, jams and pickles, honey, herbs, baked good, lotion bars, jewelry, energy bars, soaps and So much more. Get your weekly food needs done and start your holiday shopping.
San Juan Science Ramblers After School
3:00pm / Local Town Trails
Too much screen time? Get your kids outside with SJMA’s new after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers.   Kids, grades 1 – 6, will be led on after school science- based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.
Art Lab
3:30pm / Seed Studio
Ages 6-12years  Tuition: $180  Instructor: Kate Nickols  All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed.   This class will be a fun experimentation and exploration of all art medium! We will use a variety of mediums such as colored pencils, watercolors, oil pastels, found objects and much more! Students will create a collection of unique art pieces to take home each week.   Class is limited to a maximum of 6 students!
 Wednesday, April 14th
Seedlings Playshops
9:00am / Seed Studio
All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed. This program is for 3-5 year olds! We will cultivate creative expression through the art of movement, songs and creative expression while fostering your child's ability to make choices, work with others, assume responsibility and make new friends. This program offers indoor and outdoor activities plus opportunities for fun, friendship, and creative exploration! *must be potty trained   Tuition $210 One day   $420 Two days 
Indie Lens Pop Up: Philly D.A.
2:00pm / Zoom
A groundbreaking documentary series embedded inside the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.
Indie Lens Pop-Up: Philly DA
2:00pm / Durango Public Library
When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a longshot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly DA explores the most pressing social issues of our time—police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, and mass incarceration—through the lens of one man attempting fundamental overhaul from within the system.   Contact spenser.snarr@durangogov.org for login details!
San Juan Science Ramblers After School
3:00pm / Local Town Trails
Too much screen time? Get your kids outside with SJMA’s new after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers.   Kids, grades 1 – 6, will be led on after school science- based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.
Happy Hour Job Fair
3:00pm / Ska Brewing Co.
We are hiring for multiple positions in many departments at Ska Brewing! Join us for a Happy Hour Job Fair. Bring your resumé, have a beer while you interview and learn about all the new job openings at Ska.
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society zoom presentation
7:00pm / Zoom
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a Zoom presentation on Wednesday, April 14th at 7:00 pm. After a brief business meeting, Fred Blackburn will present a talk titled "Methodology and Documentation of Historic Names at Aztec Ruins”. This talk will be recorded. For login information, go to sjbas.org and click on the Zoom meeting link.    Fred, a fourth generation Coloradan, was born inTelluride and graduated from Fort Lewis College in l971, with a BS in Biology. Fred was one of the first two rangers in the Grand Gulch Ranger program in 1974 and assisted in the establishment of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. In 1981, he helped establish the White Mesa Institute, an experiential research program sponsored by the College of Eastern Utah.
 Thursday, April 15th
Cardio / Strength Interval Class- Virtual on Zoom
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Lotus Girls Spring Session
3:30pm / Seed Studio
Lotus Girls Spring After School Classes:  Art, Yoga & Mindfulness classes for girls ages 6-12 years begins Thursday March 25 - April 29 meets weekly 3:30-5pm
Forest & Fire Learning Series: Adapting to the Unprecedented
6:00pm / Mountain Studies Institute Facebook page and YouTube channel
In preparation for Wildfire Awareness Month beginning in May, Mountain Studies Institute is gearing up for its 4th annual Forest & Fire Learning Series that will take place every Thursday in April 6-7pm. This livestream e-vent will feature a Q&A session following presentations intended to educate and engage our community on a variety of topics that include wildfire management, fire-adapted communities, the connection between wildfires and water, adaptations to the challenges of 2020, the chemistry of wildfire smoke and air quality, seasonal outlooks for 2021, and personal stories of living with fire.    For our 3rd evening in a series of 5 evening e-vents, Emily Hohman will be explaining how 2020 was a challenging fire year across the US, with significant wildfire impacts and reductions in prescribed fire activity in some regions. Despite these challenges, many prescribed fire practitioners successfully worked with their communities and collaboratives to innovate solutions and put good, beneficial fire on the ground. Emily will look back at lessons learned and key successes from across the US Fire Learning Network before we look forward at strategies for success in 2021, including the on-going prescribed fire partnership with the San Juan National Forest.    Lo Williams will follow up with a conversation about the challenges and successes of 2020 brought to the San Juan National Forest (SJNF). These include human impacts due to increased use of national lands as well as project accomplishment thanks to innovative strategies, strong community engagement, and support from local collaboratives. With lessons learned from 2020, Lo will share the foundations that were laid this past winter to prepare for the 2021 field season and how the SJNF and its partners are planning for the future.    SPEAKERS   - Emily Hohman: Fire Learning Network Manager, North America Fire, The Nature Conservancy   - Lo Williams: Partnership and Public Affairs Specialist, USDA Forest Service    We invite you to join the conversation, ask questions, and help to inform a community approach to living with fire!    Photo: Michael Remke
Southwest Colorado Community Forum
7:00pm / Virtual
You have great ideas and your neighbors want to hear them. How can we make vaccines more accessible in Southwest Colorado? What needs to happen to give us some relief from Covid-caused economic insecurity?   Join Colorado Working Families Party, the Colorado AFL-CIO, and United Today, Stronger Tomorrow to discuss everything and anything that's on your mind. Covid is putting physical distance between us, but we have the digital tools to strengthen our communities and ensure that no one is left behind. Our voices reach from Grand Junction, to Pueblo, to Trinidad, to Cortez. Together, we won’t be ignored. Let's talk, organize, and win!   Register here: https://www.mobilize.us/co-wfp/event/374164/
 Friday, April 16th
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
 Saturday, April 17th
Purgatory Season Finale
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Live music from State 38, $45 lift tickets, while supplies last. 48-hour advance purchase required.
Saturday Zumba®- Virtual on Zoom!
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Seriously Poisonous Mushrooms of North America
11:00am / Online due to covid (and season...)
A live, interactive Zoom class on Saturday 17th April, 11-1230 Mountain Time. It's critical to be aware of dangerous mushrooms when foraging for edible/medicinal mushrooms. This class highlights some of the nastiest mushrooms in North America and dives into their natural history, toxicity and folklore.    $15
Durango New to Town Group - River Walk & Picnic
12:00pm / Rotary Park
Are you new to the town of Durango? Craving some social interaction after a year of hermit life? Then, please join the Durango New to Town group for our first spring event. ???? We'd love to see you.    We'll meet at the yellow gazebo in rotary park. We will then do a ~30 minute walk by the river on a paved trail to a location where we can sit and have a picnic. Please bring your own food and a blanket if you like. We will have (easy) conversation prompts so that we can get to know each other better.   We STRONGLY, STRONGLY recommend that you be VACCINATED before attending any events with Durango New to Town. By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. You are also agreeing to respectfully abide by the health & safety recommendations put forth by the CDC. Our organization does not have the resources or professional skills to protect group members from the risks of COVID or other risks that may arise from our activities. You alone are responsible for your own well being.   The mission of this group is to grow a welcoming, healthy community in Durango so that people can make new friends. That is especially true after COVID! We care about community!
Humility that 'Overcomes the World'
4:00pm / Virtual
A talk on Christian Science by Mark McCurties, CS A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship   http://www.tinyurl.com/CSlectureDurango or 3126266799 then 87173587457#
 Sunday, April 18th
Purgatory Season Finale
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Live music from State 38, $45 lift tickets, while supplies last. 48-hour advance purchase required.
 Monday, April 19th
Spring Cleanup Begins
8:00am / All areas
Sponsored by the City of Durango   Yard waste, furniture, large appliances, scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles and open dried paint cans.    April 5-9   Rockridge Subdivision, Animas View Dr., Sky Ridge Subdivision, Hill Crest Estates, North College Dr., Aquarius, Richard Dr, Linda Ct., Willow Place, Geoglein Gulch, Sanborn Place and Ball Lane.   April 12-16  Areas south of 15th St. and West of 9th Ave. including residential areas of 160 W (Twin Buttes) and Highway 160 E (Three Springs) located within City limits.   April 19-23  Areas north of 15th St. to 36th St. paralleling Main to the East and West including the Animas City area.   April 26-April 30   West side subdivisions including Crestview, Needham and Junction St. areas.   May 3-7   East side subdivisions including Rio Vista Circle, Riverview, Florida Rd.
Spring Cleanup Begins
8:00am / All areas
Sponsored by the City of Durango   Yard waste, furniture, large appliances, scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles and open dried paint cans.    April 5-9   Rockridge Subdivision, Animas View Dr., Sky Ridge Subdivision, Hill Crest Estates, North College Dr., Aquarius, Richard Dr, Linda Ct., Willow Place, Geoglein Gulch, Sanborn Place and Ball Lane.   April 12-16  Areas south of 15th St. and West of 9th Ave. including residential areas of 160 W (Twin Buttes) and Highway 160 E (Three Springs) located within City limits.   April 19-23  Areas north of 15th St. to 36th St. paralleling Main to the East and West including the Animas City area.   April 26-April 30   West side subdivisions including Crestview, Needham and Junction St. areas.   May 3-7   East side subdivisions including Rio Vista Circle, Riverview, Florida Rd.
Seedlings Playshops
9:00am / Seed Studio
All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed. This program is for 3-5 year olds! We will cultivate creative expression through the art of movement, songs and creative expression while fostering your child's ability to make choices, work with others, assume responsibility and make new friends. This program offers indoor and outdoor activities plus opportunities for fun, friendship, and creative exploration! *must be potty trained   Tuition $210 One day   $420 Two days 
Cardio / Strength Interval Class/ Virtual on Zoom
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom registration link.
Live Music All Week!
5:30pm / Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Live Music All Week!
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
 Tuesday, April 20th
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Great Decisions Zoom Discussion
11:30am / Zoom
On Tuesday, April 20, at 11:45 a.m. our seventh discussion using Zoom will be “Struggles over the melting Arctic.” Moderator Guinn Unger will present background materials and a film by the Foreign Policy Association, and lead participants in a discussion of the issues.   The public is invited to attend this free Zoom discussion. Details and registration information may be found at www.LWVLaPlata.org. Click on the Great Decisions menu item to find the Zoom link.   More information about Great Decisions and the Foreign Policy Association can be found at http://www.fpa.org or at the League of Women Voters of La Plata County website, http://www.lwvlaplata.org.
7 Rivers Farmers Market
12:00pm / La Plata Fairgrounds
We are excited to announce the 2nd season of the 7 Rivers Farmers Market. It will be held every Tuesday from 12-3 at the La Plata Fairgrounds. Market starts November 3rd and goes thru April 27th. We have an amazing assortment of local farmers with poultry, pork, beef, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, goats milk cheese, eggs, jams and pickles, honey, herbs, baked good, lotion bars, jewelry, energy bars, soaps and So much more. Get your weekly food needs done and start your holiday shopping.
San Juan Science Ramblers After School
3:00pm / Local Town Trails
Too much screen time? Get your kids outside with SJMA’s new after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers.   Kids, grades 1 – 6, will be led on after school science- based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.
Art Lab
3:30pm / Seed Studio
Ages 6-12years  Tuition: $180  Instructor: Kate Nickols  All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed.   This class will be a fun experimentation and exploration of all art medium! We will use a variety of mediums such as colored pencils, watercolors, oil pastels, found objects and much more! Students will create a collection of unique art pieces to take home each week.   Class is limited to a maximum of 6 students!
 Wednesday, April 21st
Seedlings Playshops
9:00am / Seed Studio
All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed. This program is for 3-5 year olds! We will cultivate creative expression through the art of movement, songs and creative expression while fostering your child's ability to make choices, work with others, assume responsibility and make new friends. This program offers indoor and outdoor activities plus opportunities for fun, friendship, and creative exploration! *must be potty trained   Tuition $210 One day   $420 Two days 
Virtual Book Club
2:00pm / Zoom
Looking for a non-traditional book club? Then join to us to discuss whatever you've been reading or watching lately!   Contact Spenser at spenser.snarr@durangogov.org for event login details
San Juan Science Ramblers After School
3:00pm / Local Town Trails
Too much screen time? Get your kids outside with SJMA’s new after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers.   Kids, grades 1 – 6, will be led on after school science- based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.
 Thursday, April 22nd
Electronics Recycling Event
8:30am / Smiley Building
Let's keep electronics out of the landfill!   BRING US YOUR  * Appliances  * Batteries   * Cables and cords  * Computers  * Fax machines  * Monitors  * Phones (mobile or cordless)  * Printers  * RC toys  * TVs  * VCRs  * Video cameras  Almost anything with a battery or electronic except for lightbulbs.   Suggested minimum donation: $15   For old TVs/monitors < 32 inches: $30  For old TVs/monitors > 32 inches: $50  All proceeds go to Durango Montessori School.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class- Virtual on Zoom
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Lotus Girls Spring Session
3:30pm / Seed Studio
Lotus Girls Spring After School Classes:  Art, Yoga & Mindfulness classes for girls ages 6-12 years begins Thursday March 25 - April 29 meets weekly 3:30-5pm
Forest & Fire Learning Series: The Chemistry of Wildfire Smoke
6:00pm / Mountain Studies Institute Facebook page and YouTube channel
In preparation for Wildfire Awareness Month beginning in May, Mountain Studies Institute is gearing up for its 4th annual Forest & Fire Learning Series that will take place every Thursday in April 6-7pm. This livestream e-vent will feature a Q&A session following presentations intended to educate and engage our community on a variety of topics that include wildfire management, fire-adapted communities, the connection between wildfires and water, adaptations to the challenges of 2020, the chemistry of wildfire smoke and air quality, seasonal outlooks for 2021, and personal stories of living with fire.    The 4th installment in the 5-part Learning Series will feature Dr. Gilman and her research on the air quality impacts of wildfire smoke. Dr. Gilman will describe her work making detailed chemical measurements of biomass burning from the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) lab in Boulder, the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, and aboard the NASA DC-8 research aircraft as it flew through smoke plumes in the western and southeastern U.S. We will then explore with her the chemistry of wildfires and how its emissions impact air quality and climate.    SPEAKER   - Jessica Gilman, Ph.D.: Research Chemist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration    We invite you to join the conversation, ask questions, and help to inform a community approach to living with fire!    Photo: Michael Remke
Wildness & America
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
Wilderness in America has been an idea, an ideal, and finally it became a law in 1964 with passage of the Wilderness Act which preserves millions of acres of land in its primitive state. Dr. Gulliford will delve into our county's complex relationship with wild lands, and he will also highlight our local wilderness- The Weminuche.   Email darcy@prlibrary.org for Zoom login
 Friday, April 23rd
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
The Durango Choral Society Presents: Around the World, A Virtual Musical Tour
7:00pm / Online
Around the World with the Durango Choral Society will treat you to never before seen or heard audio and video performance and rehearsal footage from our concert tours to far flung places, including Zagreb, Salzburg, Prague, Greece, and Hawaii as well as Santa Fe, Cincinnati, Telluride, and Carnegie Hall. This virtual event will offer you an inside look at our many adventures with performance videos in spectacular locations, photos, and commentary by Linda Mack Berven, PLUS performances of international music by our Women’s and Youth Choirs. Please visit our website for tickets. Your ticket will give you access to a private YouTube channel that can be watched at your convenience after the performance is released.
 Saturday, April 24th
Saturday Zumba®- Virtual on Zoom!
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Durango Home & Ranch Show
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
The Durango Home & Ranch Show is our largest and longest running Four Corners Expos event.   This show is a favorite of homeowners looking for experts in home improvement, building, decorating, landscaping, household items, technology for the home or business, remodeling, and so much more. With the large number of exhibitors each year, attendees are sure to find what they need.   Whether you plan to spend one day or the whole weekend at the Home & Ranch Show you will not be disappointed.
 Sunday, April 25th
Durango Home & Ranch Show
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
The Durango Home & Ranch Show is our largest and longest running Four Corners Expos event.   This show is a favorite of homeowners looking for experts in home improvement, building, decorating, landscaping, household items, technology for the home or business, remodeling, and so much more. With the large number of exhibitors each year, attendees are sure to find what they need.   Whether you plan to spend one day or the whole weekend at the Home & Ranch Show you will not be disappointed.
 Monday, April 26th
Spring Cleanup Begins
8:00am / All areas
Sponsored by the City of Durango   Yard waste, furniture, large appliances, scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles and open dried paint cans.    April 5-9   Rockridge Subdivision, Animas View Dr., Sky Ridge Subdivision, Hill Crest Estates, North College Dr., Aquarius, Richard Dr, Linda Ct., Willow Place, Geoglein Gulch, Sanborn Place and Ball Lane.   April 12-16  Areas south of 15th St. and West of 9th Ave. including residential areas of 160 W (Twin Buttes) and Highway 160 E (Three Springs) located within City limits.   April 19-23  Areas north of 15th St. to 36th St. paralleling Main to the East and West including the Animas City area.   April 26-April 30   West side subdivisions including Crestview, Needham and Junction St. areas.   May 3-7   East side subdivisions including Rio Vista Circle, Riverview, Florida Rd.
Seedlings Playshops
9:00am / Seed Studio
All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed. This program is for 3-5 year olds! We will cultivate creative expression through the art of movement, songs and creative expression while fostering your child's ability to make choices, work with others, assume responsibility and make new friends. This program offers indoor and outdoor activities plus opportunities for fun, friendship, and creative exploration! *must be potty trained   Tuition $210 One day   $420 Two days 
Durango Montessori School Enrollment
9:00am / Smiley Building
Durango Montessori School is open for enrollment. DMS provides a quality Montessori-based education for pre-K through grade 5 in the historic Smiley Building near downtown.    To tour DMS, please contact the director at 970-769-3590 or email director@durangomontessori.com.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class/ Virtual on Zoom
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom registration link.
Live Music All Week!
5:30pm / Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Live Music All Week!
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
The Durango Choral Society Presents: Around the World, A Virtual Musical Tour ALL WEEK
7:00pm / Online
Around the World with the Durango Choral Society will treat you to never before seen or heard audio and video performance and rehearsal footage from our concert tours to far flung places, including Zagreb, Salzburg, Prague, Greece, and Hawaii as well as Santa Fe, Cincinnati, Telluride, and Carnegie Hall. This virtual event will offer you an inside look at our many adventures with performance videos in spectacular locations, photos, and commentary by Linda Mack Berven, PLUS performances of international music by our Women’s and Youth Choirs. Please visit our website for tickets. Your ticket will give you access to a private YouTube channel that can be watched at your convenience after the performance is released.
 Tuesday, April 27th
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
7 Rivers Farmers Market
12:00pm / La Plata Fairgrounds
We are excited to announce the 2nd season of the 7 Rivers Farmers Market. It will be held every Tuesday from 12-3 at the La Plata Fairgrounds. Market starts November 3rd and goes thru April 27th. We have an amazing assortment of local farmers with poultry, pork, beef, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, goats milk cheese, eggs, jams and pickles, honey, herbs, baked good, lotion bars, jewelry, energy bars, soaps and So much more. Get your weekly food needs done and start your holiday shopping.
San Juan Science Ramblers After School
3:00pm / Local Town Trails
Too much screen time? Get your kids outside with SJMA’s new after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers.   Kids, grades 1 – 6, will be led on after school science- based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.
Art Lab
3:30pm / Seed Studio
Ages 6-12years  Tuition: $180  Instructor: Kate Nickols  All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed.   This class will be a fun experimentation and exploration of all art medium! We will use a variety of mediums such as colored pencils, watercolors, oil pastels, found objects and much more! Students will create a collection of unique art pieces to take home each week.   Class is limited to a maximum of 6 students!
 Wednesday, April 28th
Seedlings Playshops
9:00am / Seed Studio
All state mandated COVID protocols will be followed. This program is for 3-5 year olds! We will cultivate creative expression through the art of movement, songs and creative expression while fostering your child's ability to make choices, work with others, assume responsibility and make new friends. This program offers indoor and outdoor activities plus opportunities for fun, friendship, and creative exploration! *must be potty trained   Tuition $210 One day   $420 Two days 
San Juan Science Ramblers After School
3:00pm / Local Town Trails
Too much screen time? Get your kids outside with SJMA’s new after-school program, the San Juan Science Ramblers.   Kids, grades 1 – 6, will be led on after school science- based hiking adventures with our amazing education staff and volunteers. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.
 Thursday, April 29th
Cardio / Strength Interval Class- Virtual on Zoom
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Lotus Girls Spring Session
3:30pm / Seed Studio
Lotus Girls Spring After School Classes:  Art, Yoga & Mindfulness classes for girls ages 6-12 years begins Thursday March 25 - April 29 meets weekly 3:30-5pm
Forest & Fire Learning Series: In Our Backyard – Community Preparedness & Seasonal Outlooks
6:00pm / Mountain Studies Institute Facebook page and YouTube channel
In preparation for Wildfire Awareness Month beginning in May, Mountain Studies Institute is gearing up for its 4th annual Forest & Fire Learning Series that will take place every Thursday in April 6-7pm. This livestream e-vent will feature a Q&A session following presentations intended to educate and engage our community on a variety of topics that include wildfire management, fire-adapted communities, the connection between wildfires and water, adaptations to the challenges of 2020, the chemistry of wildfire smoke and air quality, seasonal outlooks for 2021, and personal stories of living with fire.    To wrap up the last evening in the 5-part Forest & Fire Learning Series, we will learn about local wildfire resources and mitigation efforts with Alex Graf and Gem Boone. Alex will cover some of the many programs and services offered by Wildfire Adapted Partnership (WAP) while Gem shares her experience as a neighborhood ambassador for the Elk Steam Ranch in the East Canyon Community. Her powerful story will outline the coordinated and community-wide response to the East Canyon Fire in the summer of 2020 - by the time Gem received her emergency alert text with the mandatory evacuation order, the entire community was mostly through its evacuation plan, phone-trees were completed, livestock was loaded, and Gem herself was already driving out of the community with all of her belongings.   Brad Pietruszka will conclude the evening with a presentation that shows seasonal outlooks for both wildfire and prescribed fire across the San Juan National Forest and surrounding areas for 2021. Brad will explain the concept of fire debt, or the amount of fire that is missing from a landscape, what that means in our changing climate, and the two paths we can take to prepare for its inevitable return.    SPEAKERS   - Alex Graf: Montezuma County Coordinator, Wildfire Adapted Partnership   - Gem Boone: Neighborhood Ambassador, East Canyon Community   - Brad Pietruszka: Fuels Program Manager, San Juan National Forest, USDA Forest Service    We invite you to join the conversation, ask questions, and help to inform a community approach to living with fire!   Photo: Michael Remke
Southwest Colorado Community Forum
7:00pm / Virtual
You have great ideas and your neighbors want to hear them. How can we make vaccines more accessible in Southwest Colorado? What needs to happen to give us some relief from Covid-caused economic insecurity?   Join Colorado Working Families Party, the Colorado AFL-CIO, and United Today, Stronger Tomorrow to discuss everything and anything that's on your mind. Covid is putting physical distance between us, but we have the digital tools to strengthen our communities and ensure that no one is left behind. Our voices reach from Grand Junction, to Pueblo, to Trinidad, to Cortez. Together, we won’t be ignored. Let's talk, organize, and win!   Register here: https://www.mobilize.us/co-wfp/event/374164/
 Friday, April 30th
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
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