May 2022 Events

 Sunday, May 1st
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday.    Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Durango Conscious Dance Outside
9:30am / The Smiley Building
Free-form conscious dance classes, by Julie Gentry, Certified Soul Motion® Facilitator, two Sunday mornings each month on the big back lawn at the Smiley Building in Durango. Come play, move, be…alone, with each other, with the ground, the trees, the mountains, the birds, the breeze and the sky.   These classes are "silent disco" style with provided headphones. Limited to 15 participants. No dance experience necessary.   Sliding scale: $10-$15
2022 Home & Ranch Show
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
The Durango Home & Ranch Show is returning! $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.    Experts in artistry, architecture, building, design, home renovations, insurance, interior decorating, storage solutions, security, and more will be lined up to answer questions and display their craftsmanship.   If you are building, remodeling, or interested in the latest industry trends and innovations, don't miss this opportunity to see the possibilities firsthand of what your home could be.
School House Rock Live! Jr and The Noble Gnarble
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes.   Join the Durango Youth Theatre Jr. Company for their presentation of "The Noble Gnarble"!   Far below the ocean waves, a gnarble left his cozy bed along the ocean floor and headed to the surface for a glimpse of sun and sky. Though he can't swim far with little fins and floppy tails, his mind would not be changed by fish who tried to make him stay. Did he quit when he discovered all the creatures in his way?
Special Tea
2:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Join us for tea, treats, and a skin-pampering treatment. This is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the beautiful artwork featured this month and learn about skincare.   Space is limited and registration closes on 4/24/2022 $25.00
13th Annual Dandelion Festival
2:00pm / Rotary Park
Let's christen the Spring and welcome the oncoming warm season! Together!! We are excited to gather for the 13th annual DandeLion Festival! This is a free, all-ages concert and celebration of Beltane, of plant medicine, and the ongoing movement for Organic Parks in Durango which seeks to protect the health of our children, pets, people, living local land, wildlife, and precious waterways.   LIVE MUSIC   LOCAL ORGANIC FOOD  DANDELION BEER GARDEN, brewed by Carver's  DANCE PERFORMANCES  COMMUNITY MAYPOLE DANCE  KIDS' ACTIVITIES  THRIFT STORE  VENDORS  FEATURED SPONSORS, Prohibition Herb, Albrechta & Albrechta LLC, Lightning Communications   Presented by Organic Lands Durango & Turtle Lake Refuge, this festival is intent on celebrating our connection to each other and our local landscape, and to align with the revitalization of life at mid-Spring, Beltane, riding the upwelling of energy spiraling forth into the sunshine! . . . just like the Dandelion, a potent source of pollen for the bees, food & medicine for our bodies, and bright smiles after a long winter:) This is a party with a purpose, a co-created music and art festival, celebrating our local abundance, our strength in community, our inspiring creativity, and our collective care for local public lands.   ~ FREE ~ ALL AGES ~ RAIN OR SHINE ~   Live Performances from:  Six Dollar String Band  Bards In-Between  One Heart Orchestra  The DandyLions  Lost Boys String Band  CodeStar   Michael Bear  Durango Shimmy Mob  Durango Hula Dance  and more. . .   + Community Drum Circle at 9pm! BYOD
Durango Choral Society Presents: American Journey-Songs of Our Land
3:00pm / Bayfield Performing Arts Center
Come home to the music of America in a concert featuring both the adult and youth choirs.You will hear traditional favorites, including Shenandoah, When the Saints Go Marching In, joyful spirituals, and much more in a musical tour through the history of our great land.
Rockin' on the River
4:00pm / The Powerhouse
Amplify your summer with five Sundays of free live music outside The Powerhouse on the Carver Family Plaza. May 1st features music from Lavalanche from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Join us for this rain or shine event! Drinks available for purchase.
 Monday, May 2nd
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
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.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Get your tickets today! Kentucky Derby Fundraiser!
9:00am / VFW Hall (east entrance lower level)
May 7th from 4 - 6:30! Brought to you by the Durango Friends of the Arts! Come join the fun and enjoy hearty appetizers, cash bar and the races! Ladies can enter the hat contest!   Tickets are $40
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, May 3rd
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's 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 on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Kidspick in the Park
5:00pm / Rotary Park
The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown presents KidsPick in the Park at Rotary Park. A live bluegrass performance will be followed by a kids pickin' circle, with free instrument check-out and drawings for free music lessons.    This event is open to kids of all ages and is free and open to the public. For more information, go to Durangomeltdown.com or email schools@durangomeltdown.com
Swing Dance Classes
6:30pm / Mind Body SOLEiL
Join Darla Hill, bring a partner or come solo for an hour of swing dance! Beginner or pro, all or welcome! Bring those dancing feet and be prepared to have some fun!
 Wednesday, May 4th
Community Day - Free Admission!
9:00am / The Powerhouse
Enjoy free admission the 1st Wednesday of every month. Come visit the newest toddler exhibit, the Tiny Farm, visit with our pet Velociraptor named Blue, and engage your kid in hands-on science activities.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Homeschool Science Workshop
12:00pm / The Powerhouse
Come join us to learn and experiment with hands-on science activities every month! Each homeschool science workshop we will lead two separate groups, based on age, through a science lesson and have time for free-exploration of the exhibit gallery. Parents/Guardians and non-school aged children attend for free! Please register your school-aged children in the sessions based on grade level. Space is limited: Pre-Register to secure your spot.
Anne Hillerman - Author Presentation 'The Sacred Bridge'
6:00pm / Maria's Bookshop
Join us with Anne Hillerman as she presents book 7 in the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Mystery series!    Sergeant Jim Chee's vacation to beautiful Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell has a deeper purpose. He's on a quest to unravel a sacred mystery his mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, stumbled across decades earlier.    Chee's journey takes a deadly turn when, after a prayerful visit to the sacred Rainbow Bridge, he spots a body floating in the lake. The dead man, a Navajo with a passion for the canyon's ancient rock art, lived a life filled with many secrets. Discovering why he died and who was responsible involves Chee in an investigation that puts his own life at risk.    Back in Shiprock, Officer Bernadette Manuelito is driving home when she witnesses an expensive sedan purposely kill a hitchhiker. The search to find the killer leads her to uncover a dangerous chain of interconnected revelations involving a Navajo Nation cannabis enterprise.    But the evil that is unleashed jeopardizes her mother and sister Darleen, and puts Bernie in the deadliest situation of her law enforcement career.
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Join us at The Hive's indoor skatepark for a free poetry workshop! Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night.
 Thursday, May 5th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Line Dance Fitness
12:00pm / Mind Body SOLEiL
Join Darla Hill for an hour to move those feet while learning moves to your favorite country line dance! A cardio workout to get you dancing!
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's 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 on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that embraces non-violent approaches to conflict resolution through personal development and self-mastery. Aikido uses the energy of an attack to diffuse it.    For 20 years, Durango Shin-Budo Kai (501c3) has been at the epicenter of exceptional Aikido training in southwest Colorado. Current college students and military personnel (active, reservist, veteran, and retired) receive a nearly 30% discount on a full month's classes.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
5 Rivers Trout Unlimited's live auction
7:00pm / Online event
Help our local TU chapter raise funds for cold water conservation by joining our live auction happening online!. We'll be working to bid up our most high demand fly fishing trips. Come with your wallets open and brains working for trivia questions for alternate prizes.    Visit: https://go.tulocalevents.org/5RiversTU for more info or reach out to fiveriverstu@gmail.com with questions.
 Friday, May 6th
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Narrow Gauge Day
11:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Help us kick off summer Silverton season with the annual Free Picnic and community celebration at the Durango Depot. Our volunteer staff will be grilling up hot dogs at this festive community event. Enjoy a complimentary hot dog, chips, cookies and a soda while listening to the Bar D Wranglers who will be performing on the lawn in front of the depot.   Join us in celebration as we begin another season of continuous train operation between Durango and Silverton since 1882. Join in the fun and festivities on Friday, May 6. Silverton summer train season begins May 7.
First Friday Pop Up
12:00pm / Bucks Parlor
First Friday Pop Up at Bucks Parlor. Swing in any first Friday of the month to see local artist and buy some cool vintage! Friday April 1st we will have three makers in the shop. One with lovely copper electraform jewelry, a ceramic artist and a textile artist. Please follow our socials for more info.
2nd Annual Mustache Bull Team Bash
4:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
SO much fun family entertainment - Food and Vendors, Bull Riding, Wild Horse Races, Specialty Acts, 20 Wild Wooly Riders, and Cowboy Protection Matches.
First Friday Art Show
5:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Create Art and Tea is now hosting First Friday. First Friday is an effort to bring art and charitable foundations together. On the First Friday of every month, Create Art and Tea will host an art opening featuring new artists.    Featured artists will choose a charity to support. A portion of the proceeds made from purchased art will go to the organization of choice. On opening night, you can expect light refreshments, live musical performances, the opportunity to meet the artists, and hear about the charitable organizations. The works for sale will remain in the loft area of the gallery for the remaining duration of each month.   Times may vary. Visit website for more details on each month's featured artists and charities!
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
Friday Night Laughs
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Enjoy an evening of laughter with hilarious comics from around the country!    BARRY NEAL's beginnings were unusual. After graduating from Northwestern University and completing a successful run in the famous Mee-Ow show (whose celebrity members have included Julia Louis Dreyfus, Dermot Mulroney, George Newborn, Craig Bierko, Seth Meyers, and Ana Gasteyer), his brother dared him to go onstage at an open mic to do a routine. Barry was hit that night and knew that stand-up comedy was his next mountain to climb.   Barry learned from the best comedians in the country. Jerry Seinfeld was a regular. He watched people like Bill Maher, Ellen Degeneres, Paul Reiser, and Tim Allen just to name a few. Barry learned by not only watching these comics but by being a good listener when these comics would talk comedy.   Barry's style is clean, high energy, and relationship material was a hit in almost every market. He quickly moved up the comedy ladder and was on cable and network tv, from MTV, NBC, Comedy Central, and VH-1. Barry's act was noticed by a production company that loved his Counselor of Love persona, and his act is currently being shopped as a sitcom called The Counselor of Love that Barry wrote along with his partner Dan Patterson, who was the creator and executive producer of Who's Line Is It Anyway?   ALYSSA POTEET is a nationwide performing standup comedian, a Meisner trained actress, a Groundlings and UCB trained improviser, a writer and creator of original content, and a classically trained singer.   Alyssa moved to Los Angeles from a small Chicago suburb after receiving a scholarship to USC's Industrial & Systems Engineering program. After learning the most efficient ways to make corporations rich and doing work for the country's largest manufacturer of prison locks, she decided making people laugh was a more effective (and less miserable) way to make the world a better place.   Since then, Alyssa's had a promising start to her young comedy career. She won 1st place in the Future is Female Comedy Contest in 2021, Judges Favorite at Flapper's Comedy Club's Uncle Clyde's Contest in 2020, and 3rd place at the US Comedy Contest in 2018. She's also performed in numerous festivals, including SLO Comedy Festival, Alaskan B4UDie Comedy Festival, Portland Comedy Festival, AV Comedy Festival, AMG International Comedy Festival, and Burbank Comedy Festival. Alyssa's performed in various comedy clubs, including: Laugh Factory (Hollywood (and Reno?)), The Comedy Store (Hollywood), Hollywood Improv Lab, LA Comedy Club (Las Vegas), and Zanies (Rosemont).
 Saturday, May 7th
Cardio Yoga HiiT
10:30am / Mind Body SOLEiL
High Intensity Interval training. Bodyweight only, dynamic asana poses, full body workout.    Bring your mat and be prepared to tone & sweat.
2nd Annual Mustache Bull Team Bash
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
SO much fun family entertainment - Food and Vendors, Bull Riding, Wild Horse Races, Specialty Acts, 20 Wild Wooly Riders, and Cowboy Protection Matches.
Durango Friends of the Arts Kentucky Derby Fundraiser!
4:00pm / VFW Hall (east entrance lower level)
Come join the fun and enjoy hearty appetizers, cash bar and the races! Ladies can enter the hat contest!   Tickets are $40
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
 Sunday, May 8th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Cutting and Polishing Cabochons
10:00am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
Learn to cut and polish a cabochon.   In this class you will learn how to operate a large slab saw. From the slab you will be able to cut out an oval blank which you will learn to grind to shape and polish. You will have created a stone that is ready to set in jewelry.   You will also learn how to drill a hole in a stone and how to make a matched pair of earrings out of rock.   Cost of the class is $80. All materials are provided. To register contact Joel Arnold.
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
1:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
Silent Sundays with Swanson
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Award-winning pianist Adam Swanson accompanies classic silent film comedies LIVE! A universally enjoyed classic artform everyone in the family can enjoy.
Mother's Day Art and Tea
2:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Join Caprice "The Tea Lady" and local artist Jaci C. for a special Mother's Day High Tea! Learn about flora inspired contour line painting with acrylics. Then enjoy scones and tea in tea room. This class is suitable for ages 4 and up. Adult supervision is required. You will leave with a hand-painted tote bag and a wonderful memory with your family. $30.00 all supplied included!
 Monday, May 9th
Have questions about the Adaptive Sports Association? Attend one of our Open House Events!
9:00am / Adaptive Sports Associations Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is hosting both a Participant Open House May 11th from 10am-12pm and 4pm-6pm and a Volunteer Open House 4pm-6pm. ASA is a Durango-based non-profit providing outdoor, sport and recreational experiences for people with disabilities with the help of our amazing volunteers! Daily program offerings include whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, camping, rock climbing, and more. Please stop by one of our the Open House events to learn more!   No RSVP is required. Interested participants should call 970-259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to obtain more information.    Adaptive Sports Association's programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a safe, supportive environment, ASA helps clients "explore possibilities."
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
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.
Live Music all week
5:30pm / Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy live music in a festive atmosphere. Different performers every day!
Live Music all week
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy live music in a festive atmosphere. Different performers every day!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, May 10th
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's 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 on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, May 11th
Participant Open House - two sessions
10:00am / Adaptive Sports Associations Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is hosting a summer Participant Open House May 11th from 10am-12pm and 4pm-6pm. ASA is a Durango-based non-profit providing outdoor, sport and recreational experiences for people with disabilities. Daily program offerings include whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, camping, rock climbing, and more. Please stop by the open house to learn more about the opportunities as a participant.    No RSVP is required. Interested participants should call 970-259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to obtain more information.    Adaptive Sports Association's programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a safe, supportive environment, ASA helps clients "explore possibilities."   Contact:  Klancy Nixon  Program Director  Adaptive Sports Association  Office: 970.259.0374  klancy@asadurango.com  asadurango.com
Great Garden Series: Using Herbs as Natural Pesticides
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join Camilla Potter, Durango Botanic Gardens Docent for a presentation on natural pesticides.
SAJBA meeting and presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a presentation in-person and on Zoom on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Lyceum at Fort Lewis College. After a brief business meeting, Dr. Edward A. Jolie will present, "Ancient Basketry Shields of the Northern Southwest".    For log-in information, go to SJBAS.ORG. The recorded presentation will be available on the website.
Medicinal Plants of the West - Cal Poppy & Pine
7:30pm / Online - Zoom
Live Zoom class. Wed May 11th, 7:30-8:30pm Mountain Time. $15.50. A monthly series featuring 2 great medicinal plants found in Western North America per class. Plant ID, medicinal uses, folklore, and science. Attend 1 or all or however many you'd like. Many of the plants are also found elsewhere in North and Central America. First in the series is coming up! Class will be recorded and available for a brief time for folks who can't make the date/time.
Croce Plays Croce
7:30pm / Community Concert Hall @ Fort Lewis
The son of legendary singer/songwriter Jim Croce, A.J. Croce returns to the stage with a new show featuring a complete set of classics by his father including the timeless songs, “Operator,” “Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle,” and more. A.J. Croce, an accomplished performer in his own right, strikes a fine balance between paying heartfelt homage to his father’s artistic legacy and injecting the songs with his own spin and personality. The anecdotes A.J. shares about his father’s songs, like the songs themselves, are all the more touching coming from the son who has grown to become every bit his dad’s artistic equal.
 Thursday, May 12th
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's 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 on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Volunteer Open House
4:00pm / Adaptive Sports Associations Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is hosting a summer Volunteer Open House. ASA is a Durango-based non-profit sports and recreation outfitter for people with disabilities. Volunteers are needed to assist with daily programming including whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, camping, rock climbing, and more. Please stop by the open house to learn more about the opportunities as a volunteer.    No RSVP is required. Interested volunteers should call 970-259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to obtain more information.    Adaptive Sports Association's programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a safe, supportive environment, ASA staff and volunteers help clients "explore possibilities."   Contact:  Klancy Nixon  Program Director  Adaptive Sports Association  Office: 970.259.0374  klancy@asadurango.com  asadurango.com
Bluegrass Festival
4:30pm / Tico Time River RV Resort
Music, workshops and late night jams! Pickin' & Grinnin' on the Animas River
LPEA Annual Meeting
5:00pm / LPEA Durango Truck Barn
Join us to hear more about LPEA's major accomplishments in 2021 and for a live Q&A session. Snacks will be provided and all attendees will be entered to win one of several fun door prizes.   There will be NO election results announced at this meeting, given the cancelation of the 2022 director elections.   LPEA Durango Truck Barn (Bodo Park) or Via Zoom!
Thee Fearless Peasants host Ska-BQ
5:00pm / Ska Brewing Co.
Ska-BQ!   5th place winners of the 2022 Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, First Annual Bluegrass Contest, The Peasants are coming in hot!   Join them as they bring their own hometown flavor of Incorrect Bluegrass, Tempestuous Folk and Folk Rock to the outdoor stage of Ska Brewing Co. as the musical hosts of Ska-BQ!
Alcohol Inks Class with Cindy Shelton
5:30pm / Create Art and Tea
Join Cindy Shelton for Fun with Alcohol Inks. This class is perfect for beginners. You will learn to paint on ceramic tiles and YUPO paper. You will leave with five beautifully hand-painted tiles of your own creation. Use them as coasters, or wall art, or give them as a gift!   $65 Supplies included
Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that embraces non-violent approaches to conflict resolution through personal development and self-mastery. Aikido uses the energy of an attack to diffuse it.    For 20 years, Durango Shin-Budo Kai (501c3) has been at the epicenter of exceptional Aikido training in southwest Colorado. Current college students and military personnel (active, reservist, veteran, and retired) receive a nearly 30% discount on a full month's classes.
Pin Ups On Tour: Operation Durango
6:00pm / VFW Post 4031
We are proud to be performing our Nationally Touring WWII Style Vintage Variety & Burlesque Show at VFW Post 4031 in Durango, CO!    Doors 6pm | Show 7pm Featuring: Sassifrass, Pin Up Julia,    PIN-UPS ON TOUR is a good time for a great cause. From the moment guests enter the event, they will be treated to something special. Our goal is to recreate the magic of the Hollywood Canteen that operated during the 1940's as a club offering dancing, drinks and entertainment for servicemen, usually on their way overseas. The evening will feature dancing showgirls, Comedy, Variety Acts, Soulful Lounge singers, and more than a few surprises! With entertainment & atmosphere around every turn, guests will feel like they stepped into another era.   OUR COMMITMENT  PIN-UPS ON TOUR is committed to providing low or no-cost entertainment for Veterans as part of our Morale Boosting Mission. In addition, proceeds from our shows go to support our work entertaining our nations veterans inside & outside our our nations VA Hospitals.   Learn more about our work inside VA hospitals here: https://www.pinupsontour.com/the-hospital-visits-
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
 Friday, May 13th
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Bluegrass Festival
1:00pm / Tico Time River RV Resort
Music, workshops and late night jams! Pickin' & Grinnin' on the Animas River
Spring Gallery Walk featuring Bryce Pettit - Opening Reception
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
During Durango's Spring Gallery Walk, Sorrel Sky will be featuring the work of Durango wildlife sculptor Bryce Pettit. Creating pieces that range in size from miniature to monumental, Bryce keeps his pieces reductive in style. The exhibition will continue through May 31. "I try to pare each piece down to the minimum necessary to tell the story. When the composition is reduced to only the essentials, the intensity of the movement and impact of the form is pure and direct." -- Bryce Pettit
Spring Gallery Walk
5:00pm / Karyn Gabaldon Arts
Gallery Walk Featuring New Metal Prints by Karyn Gabaldon   Jazz Music by Jeff Solon and Sam Maynes
Annual Spring Gallery Walk
5:00pm / Participating Galleries
Presented by the Durango Gallery Association. Join us for our annual "Spring Gallery Walk & Showcase " with opening receptions at selected locations. Bring your friends! Enjoy and abundance of new art, meet new artists and enjoy a social evening on the town.  Masks are optional.   Help support our member galleries as the world transitions to a new place. Art Heals, Art Saves Lives, and Art Keeps Communities Together!   Most Durango Gallery Association venues are listed here.  http://durangoartgalleries.com/durango-galleries/
Dr. Joanna LaPrade - Author Presentation 'Forged in Darkness'
6:00pm / Rochester Hotel Secret Garden
Hear Dr. Joanna LaPrade, Jungian and Archetypal Psychologist, discuss her new book "Forged in Darkness" which encourages readers to work with archetypes in mythology to stop rejecting the darkness within and instead learn to embrace it.
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
 Saturday, May 14th
Opening Day! Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvest and talents with the Durango community. At our market you have the opportunity to meet face to face with the producers and learn more about their growing methods. Vendors post their farming practices at their booth and most follow organic growing methods.   Our market also offers hot ready to eat food from local vendors, value added foods such as jams, jellies and sauces and local artisans who make high-quality handcrafted items. All vendors must produce their goods within our five-county radius ensuring fresh produce and locally made goods. We also have live music performances each weekend as well as community information booths for non-profits and groups that promote our market values of local, sustainable and healthy living.
9Health Fair
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
For 43 years, 9Health:365 has provided critical health screenings through thousands of health fairs. Now we're moving beyond annual health fairs to provide online services, tools, and resources that help you stay healthy 365 days a year.   This year will be blood draw/lab work only.   Online registration available!
Spring Gallery Walk featuring Bryce Pettit - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Sorrel Sky will be featuring the work of Durango wildlife sculptor Bryce Pettit. Creating pieces that range in size from miniature to monumental, Bryce keeps his pieces reductive in style. The exhibition will continue through May 31. "I try to pare each piece down to the minimum necessary to tell the story. When the composition is reduced to only the essentials, the intensity of the movement and impact of the form is pure and direct." -- Bryce Pettit
Herbal Skincare for Summer
10:00am / Basecamp
If it's not edible, you shouldn't put it on your skin. Our skin absorbs a lot more than many folks realize. Learn about botanicals for skin health and how to make your own skin care products. Which plants improve hydration? Which provide a little UV protection? Which help counter sun and wind damage? You'll make a bedtime botanical oil treatment and an herbal toner blend using ingredients provided and that you'll choose based on your skin's characteristics. You'll also do an herbal steam during the workshop, and get to experiment with some basic toners, such as witch hazel and rosewater.    Stay afterwards to grab lunch and take in the spectacular view and warm hospitality of Basecamp, a creative plant-based restaurant with delicious dishes and amazing mock/cocktails.
Bluegrass Festival
1:00pm / Tico Time River RV Resort
Music, workshops and late night jams! Pickin' & Grinnin' on the Animas River
Massage/Fitness Studio Meet & Greet
1:30pm / Mind Body SOLEiL
Join us for our next Studio Open House!    Live class demos, chair massage, snacks & good company! We are here to answer all your questions about massage, fitness, yoga, dance classes AND MORE! Come tour the studio, let us show you some tools to add to your wellness and self-care toolbox & ENTER TO WIN an Office Wellness Hour for your team!
Stories of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and Durango Cycling
4:00pm / Animas Museum
Join us outside at the Animas Museum. Ned Overend and Gaige Sippy will be discussing "Stories of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and Durango Cycling." Bring a lawn chair and enjoy! There is no charge for admission although donations are always welcome.
Bella Danzante 14
4:00pm / Community Concert Hall
Join us for an evening of dance! Students ages 4 to 18 will perform various styles of dance.<Br><Br> Our performance group, Bella Dance Company, will also present pieces they've been workin on and traveling with this season!
Lost Wax Casting with Charlotte Lenssen
5:00pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 2-day evening workshop you will make your own ring or pendant in wax, learn how to create the mold, fire it, and then cast it using centrifugal casting. Last but not least you get to polish and complete your own design. Class provides all material including silver. You are welcome to use other metals as well.   Class fee is $175. Contact class instructor, Charlotte Lenssen at (970) 799-8950 or charlotte_lenssen@yahoo.com. $50 deposit required to hold your spot.
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
Mose & CodeStar concert & dance
8:00pm / VFW Hall
Join us for a live concert and dance with musician/producer, Mose, coming all the way from Lake Atitlán Guatemala, with accompaniment from singer/musician, Lotte Walda, from the Netherlands. With support from DJ/producer, CodeStar, hailing from Durango, CO, with accompaniment from songwriter/musician, Innatú, based out of Mancos, CO. Includes community Cacao Ceremony held by Bubs Buselli. High vibes eats and drinks available from Alchemist Bakery. Altar space lovingly provided to evoke the sacred within each of us. Presented by Unison Productions.   $22 advance / $33 door   All ages. Children with attentive parents welcome. 17 and under free.    Beyond the multicultural rhythms and the steady hypnotic beat, Mose weaves ephemeral chanting of sacred songs and calls to love, kindness and compassion, often bringing in live musicians to create something improvisational connected with that particular place and time. He creates with the intention to set a foundation for self discovery and the cultivation of a present minded state which offers new insights and deeper clarity in ones purpose.   When he is not touring the world or playing special events in Guatemala, he spends his time going into extended periods of retreat and silence, only to emerge with a deeper, truer and more refined sound. He also supports other emerging artists through his record label Resueño with an intention to bring resonant souls together to create music that uplifts and inspires. The label transcends any particular cultural aesthetic and explores a universal vibration through weaving sounds and languages from around the world. It is also a vehicle for social causes as 50% of all label profits are donated to causes around the shores of Lake Atitlán to support members of the community most in need.  mosemusica.com   Dutch songwriter Lotte Walda is an adventurer, someone who lives purely to chase what her heart beckons. During Lotte's formative years as an artist, she explored music in both the biggest and smallest of settings: from various festival stages to busking in her hometown. If there's a recurring thread in Lotte's career, it's that curiosity always topples doubt. That sheer impulsiveness and courage to look for unknown situations led Lotte to all corners of the world. Lotte is most at home in the sounds of the sixties and seventies, music in which love and togetherness prevailed over fear, disconnect and selfhood. Everywhere she steps foot, Lotte disarms audiences with her warm, soulful songs, which, despite their feathery-light disposition, tackle major themes such as spirituality and reconnecting with nature. Lotte's message of hope is now heard all over the world: "Let It Flow" has now been listened to more than nine million times on Spotify.
 Sunday, May 15th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
First Responders Appreciation Breakfast
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to show your appreciation for First Responders during Peace Officers month and enjoy some delicious food! Everyone is welcome! Members of the American Legion Post 28, VFW Post 4031 & the Disabled American Veterans will also be available for questions.
Taste of Durango
11:00am / Main Avenue
Durango's unofficial summer kick of party is back! Enjoy local food and drinks from over 40 vendors on Main Avenue.
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
1:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
Bluegrass Festival
1:00pm / Tico Time River RV Resort
Music, workshops and late night jams! Pickin' & Grinnin' on the Animas River
Lost Wax Casting with Charlotte Lenssen
5:00pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 2-day evening workshop you will make your own ring or pendant in wax, learn how to create the mold, fire it, and then cast it using centrifugal casting. Last but not least you get to polish and complete your own design. Class provides all material including silver. You are welcome to use other metals as well.   Class fee is $175. Contact class instructor, Charlotte Lenssen at (970) 799-8950 or charlotte_lenssen@yahoo.com. $50 deposit required to hold your spot.
 Monday, May 16th
Sign Up for Adaptive Sports Association's Volunteer Trainings!
9:00am / Adaptive Sports Association's Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is running summer program trainings in May. ASA is a non-profit sports and recreation outfitter for people with disabilities. Volunteers are needed to assist in daily programming including whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, camping, rock climbing, and more. Training is free and no prior experience is necessary.    Volunteer canoe and kayak trainings are May 17th and May 25th. Rafting trainings are May 20th and May 24th. Cycling trainings are May 18th and May 26th. Interested volunteers should call 970-259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to RSVP and to obtain more information.   Contact:  Klancy Nixon  Program Director  Adaptive Sports Association  Office: 970.259.0374  klancy@asadurango.com  asadurango.com
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
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.
Baby Shower 2022
9:00am / Pet Haus, Creature Comforts, LPCHS
Help support The Homeless Baby Animals by donating to our annual Baby shower!
Veryl Goodnight's Sled Dogs of America All Week
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Dog teams carried mail for close to 200 years, traveling from towns to villages, breaking through winter isolation. Veryl Goodnight expertly captures the untold stories of these remarkable canines and their human partners in her stunning paintings. Escape the looming summer heat and enter the world of Sled Dogs at the Durango Art Center!   ABOUT VERYL:  A Colorado native, Veryl's career started as a wildlife painter in the early 1970's. She began sculpting to educate herself about anatomy. Sculpture then dominated her career throughout the late 1900's while she and her husband, Roger Brooks, lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their 2006 move back to Colorado intensified her desire to return to oil painting.   Veryl has completed over 200 sculptures and 20 life size or larger monuments. All of these works have reflected her Western roots. The most notable is "The Day The Wall Came Down," a seven-ton bronze sculpture consisting of five larger than life size horses jumping over the fallen Berlin Wall. The United States Air Force delivered this monument to Berlin, Germany in 1998. A sister casting is installed at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas.   Veryl's work has been profiled in many books and her work has been repeatedly featured in all major American art magazines. "No Turning Back - the Art of Veryl Goodnight" was published in 2011 to correspond with a forty-year retrospective at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2016 Veryl was inducted into The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Forth Worth, Texas in recognition of lifetime of representing the American West in Art.   Veryl and Roger live in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, between Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. The dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, and the ranching community provide endless inspiration for both sculpture and painting.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, May 17th
Volunteer Canoe/Kayak Training
9:00am / Adaptive Sports Association's Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is looking for volunteers to assist on canoe and kayak programs this summer. No experience is necessary. If you want to get out on the water, help others, and connect with your community, sign up for an ASA volunteer canoe/kayak training.    ASA's programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a safe, supportive environment, ASA staff and volunteers help clients "explore possibilities."   Interested volunteers should call 970-259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to RSVP and to obtain more information.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata County Sr Center
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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's 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 on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
 Wednesday, May 18th
Volunteer Cycling Training
9:00am / Adaptive Sports Association's Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is looking for volunteers to assist on cycling programs this summer. No experience is necessary. If you want to get outside, help others, and connect with your community, sign up for an ASA volunteer cycling training.    ASA's programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a safe, supportive environment, ASA staff and volunteers help clients "explore possibilities."   Interested volunteers should call 970-259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to RSVP and to obtain more information.
Plein Air with Yvonne Holland
10:00am / Create Art and Tea
Join Yvonne Holland for a plein air class at Oxbow Park. Ms. Holland has over 33 years of art teaching experience and paints "en plein air" here in Durango. We will cover concepts of atmospheric perspective, depth of field, focal areas and the basics of working in soft pastel.We will meet from 10 -12 a.m. at Oxbow Park , along the Animas.   $50.00  *Supplies Not Included.
Ladies Night
5:30pm / Horse Empower, LLC
A Great Networking Opportunity!    Join us for an evening of horse play! There is just nothing like the bond that develops between women and horses. It's an experience, a connection like no other and they teach us so much in the process. Build trust and confidence. Develop new communication skills. Our Ladies Night is an excellent avenue to foster new relationships and network within our 4 Corners Community. Each month we will have a new and exciting exercise that will have you working with our horses through obstacles and problem-solving exercises that will build on the last, promoting learning, self-discovery and a unique 'girls' night' horse experience you won't forget!

*MUST RSVP
Make, Take, & Bake Polymer Clay Workshop
5:30pm / Create Art and Tea
Come learn the art of polymer clay with Drea Clements! Students will learn marbling, rolling and fabrication techniques as we make beautiful works of art that you can take home and bake in your oven! *Supplies NOT included. Please bring three colors of polymer clay (Sculpey) of your choice. 
*Space is limited max 6 students.
$65.00
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Join us at The Hive's indoor skatepark for a free poetry workshop! Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night.
 Thursday, May 19th
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's 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 on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   For registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Last Class for the Spring! Pots and Pints
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and create together. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin!

$30/participant
Storytelling is Medicine
5:00pm / Fort Lewis College Ampitheater
Free In-person event!   Join us for an evening filled with Navajo stories on food and health with Sunny Dooley, a Diné Hozhojii Hané Teller, poet, and organizer of positive possibilities for true change.  Sunny is Nihókáá Diiyiin Diné/Earth Surface Divine Person residing in Ní'dishchíí'bi?yildiz Dédeez'á' Bigháá -Pinetree Glen on the High Ridge.   Please register at formstack.io/DB239 or contact chelsie.begoody@swcahec.org for questions.
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Come enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday with various musicians!
Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that embraces non-violent approaches to conflict resolution through personal development and self-mastery. Aikido uses the energy of an attack to diffuse it.    For 20 years, Durango Shin-Budo Kai (501c3) has been at the epicenter of exceptional Aikido training in southwest Colorado. Current college students and military personnel (active, reservist, veteran, and retired) receive a nearly 30% discount on a full month's classes.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
 Friday, May 20th
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Friends of the Library Book Sale
10:00am / Durango Public Library
Book Sale to benefit Durango Public Library!   Annual Members Only Meeting and Sale  Thursday, May 19, 5:30-8 pm
Volunteer Rafting Training
11:00am / Adaptive Sports Associations Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is looking for volunteers to assist on whitewater rafting programs on the lower Animas river. No experience is necessary. If you want to get out on the water, help others, and connect with your community, sign up for an ASA volunteer raft training.    ASA's programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a safe, supportive environment, ASA staff and volunteers help clients "explore possibilities."   Interested volunteers should call 970-259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to RSVP and to obtain more information.
Durango Shootout
4:00pm / Smiths Sports Complex / various fields
We invite teams across the Southwest and beyond to participate in this prestigious soccer tournament. Nestled in the splendor of the Rocky Mountains, teams will go head-to-head at an altitude of 6,500 feet while surrounded by Durango's majestic scenery. Come and join the soccer fun that makes the EIS Durango Shootout the ultimate soccer tournament!
Fearless Peasants
5:00pm / Gazpacho
Thee Fearless Peasants will bring their highly original flavor of Americana, Folk, Blues and Rock to Gazpacho!   Come and feast with the Peasants!
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Come enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday with various musicians!
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
Unitarian Universalist Recital Series
7:00pm / UUFD
Unitarian Universalist Recital Series  John O'Neal, percussion  Joe Nibley, trumpet  Justin Hubbard, alto saxophone
 Saturday, May 21st
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvest and talents with the Durango community. At our market you have the opportunity to meet face to face with the producers and learn more about their growing methods. Vendors post their farming practices at their booth and most follow organic growing methods.   Our market also offers hot ready to eat food from local vendors, value added foods such as jams, jellies and sauces and local artisans who make high-quality handcrafted items. All vendors must produce their goods within our five-county radius ensuring fresh produce and locally made goods. We also have live music performances each weekend as well as community information booths for non-profits and groups that promote our market values of local, sustainable and healthy living.
Homebuyer Education Class in Durango
8:00am / Fort Lewis Campus
Tired of renting? Join our Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance.    Space is limited. To register please visit: www.homesfund.org.
Durango Shootout
8:00am / Smiths Sports Complex / various fields
We invite teams across the Southwest and beyond to participate in this prestigious soccer tournament. Nestled in the splendor of the Rocky Mountains, teams will go head-to-head at an altitude of 6,500 feet while surrounded by Durango's majestic scenery. Come and join the soccer fun that makes the EIS Durango Shootout the ultimate soccer tournament!
Spring Animas River Cleanup
8:30am / Rotary Park
Help your local Trout Unlimited chapter clean up our beloved Animas River to celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day. Bring gloves, water and your enthusiasm to clean up gross things. Prizes awarded and lunch provided for all volunteers.
Wildflower Hike
9:00am / Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
To learn more and register, visit www.sjma.org/events
The Garden Club of Durango Plant Sale
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Plants are from local and members gardens. Proceeds are used to maintain the gardens at Santa Rita Park.  You do not need to register or RSVP for this sales event.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
10:00am / Durango Public Library
Book Sale to benefit Durango Public Library!   Annual Members Only Meeting and Sale  Thursday, May 19, 5:30-8 pm
Massage/Fitness Studio Meet & Greet
1:30pm / Mind Body SOLEiL
Join us for our next Studio Open House!    Live class demos, chair massage, snacks & good company! We are here to answer all your questions about massage, fitness, yoga, dance classes AND MORE! Come tour the studio, let us show you some tools to add to your wellness and self-care toolbox & ENTER TO WIN an Office Wellness Hour for your team!
Charcuterie Board Glass Fusing
3:00pm / Get Fused
Women of Colorado has organized a glass fusing class with Get Fused Durango. We will make a 10" x 14" glass charcuterie board. Price includes instruction, glass materials, tax, tip, charcuterie snacks, beer and wine. Wilde Edge Brewing and Durango Olive Oil have donated some lovely snacks and drinks to make this happen.
San Juan Symphony Family Concert: Carnival of the Animals
4:00pm / Community Concert Hall
The Carnival of the Animals is a lighthearted musical composition of fourteen movements by the French composer Camille Saint-Saens. Each animal is introduced with a poem written by Ogden Nash. Listen to the hee-haw of violins and the roar of pianos. The pairing of the animals' theme music with poetry makes this an outstanding performance for children of all ages.
iAM MUSIC Fest
4:30pm / Studio & (Outdoor Stage)
The iAM MUSIC Fest is back!! Join us for the first iAM MUSIC Fest of the summer! This month we're starting things off with a pop-up music festival in the parking lot next to Studio &, located in downtown Durango, CO! This month's lineup features four great bands as well as the amazing Secret Circus Society!   The Lineup:  [Elder Grown]  FUNKALICIOUS ROCKIN-ROOTS  Family and community are the roots of the band Elder Grown. A band of brothers and sisters. Though the group comprises five guys from Durango, Colorado, they consider every audience to be their 6th collective member; their heartbeat, medicine, and reason for the song.  http://www.eldergrownmusic.com/  https://www.facebook.com/ElderGrown  https://www.instagram.com/eldergrown/  https://open.spotify.com/artist/2goH9cMI15q2lSTHCkrZCO...   [Alex Blocker]  Alex Blocker breaks boundaries with a genre fusing style of contemporary music that combines elements of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Jazz. Influenced by his Chicago roots, Blocker has expressed musical ingenuity as a producer, instrumentalist, and vocalist.  https://alexblocker.com/  https://instagram.com/blockerontop  https://open.spotify.com/artist/08Da3grh5ItqCDS2jCP1jM...   [Secret Circus Society]  The Secret Circus Society brings the extraordinary to the ordinary. Based out of Durango CO, their shows are a magical experience.  http://secretcircussociety.com/  https://www.facebook.com/secretcircussociety   [Haro In The Dark]  Folk/Rock/Roots band from Durango.  https://www.instagram.com/haro_inthedark_band/
Skills USA Raffle Night
5:00pm / Happy Pappy's Pizza n Wings
DHS Skills USA team is sending 8 kids to NATIONALS, they need our community support so Happy Pappy's is having a fundraiser for them. There will be free beer with every 2-$5 raffle tickets purchased, we will have over $600 of Durango Harley SWAG to raffle off as well as other companies in town.   Please help us support these kids that don't get as much support as sports teams!!!!
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Come enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday with various musicians!
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
 Sunday, May 22nd
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Durango Shootout
8:00am / Smiths Sports Complex / various fields
We invite teams across the Southwest and beyond to participate in this prestigious soccer tournament. Nestled in the splendor of the Rocky Mountains, teams will go head-to-head at an altitude of 6,500 feet while surrounded by Durango's majestic scenery. Come and join the soccer fun that makes the EIS Durango Shootout the ultimate soccer tournament!
Durango Conscious Dance Outside
9:30am / The Smiley Building
Free-form conscious dance classes, by Julie Gentry, Certified Soul Motion® Facilitator, two Sunday mornings each month on the big back lawn at the Smiley Building in Durango. Come play, move, be…alone, with each other, with the ground, the trees, the mountains, the birds, the breeze and the sky.   These classes are "silent disco" style with provided headphones. Limited to 15 participants. No dance experience necessary.   Sliding scale: $10-$15
Free Basic Skills Pickleball Clinic
10:00am / Durango Recreation Center
South West Colorado Pickleball Association is hosting an OPEN HOUSE!!   Members and Non-members are invited to attend a free, fun basic skills pickleball clinic at the Durango Recreation Center on Sunday, May 22nd, 10:00am-noon. All ages welcome. Durango Recreation Center entry fee required.
Merely Players presents MATILDA the Musical
1:00pm / Merely Underground
Feeling Naughty? Revolting? Has all you learned been from Telly? Even if you're little, you can do a lot ~   Catch some tickets for MATILDA today they are flying faster than Amanda Thripp.   TICKETS: $25- $35
Durango Choral Society Cabaret
5:00pm / FLC Ballroom
The Durango Choral Society continues our romp through the season with great music and elegant cuisine, and the company of your friends and neighbors! Our talented singers will perform favorites ranging from Broadway to Opera while you enjoy a lovely dinner and drinks! Join us for our most bawdy, vibrant FUNdraiser of the year! Join us this year at a new venue, complete with a few new surprises!
 Monday, May 23rd
Sign Up for Adaptive Sports Association's Volunteer Trainings!
9:00am / Adaptive Sports Association's Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is running summer program trainings in May. ASA is a non-profit sports and recreation outfitter for people with disabilities. Volunteers are needed to assist in daily programming including whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, camping, rock climbing, and more. Training is free and no prior experience is necessary.    Volunteer canoe and kayak trainings are May 17th and May 25th. Rafting trainings are May 20th and May 24th. Cycling trainings are May 18th and May 26th. Interested volunteers should call 970-259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to RSVP and to obtain more information.   Contact:  Klancy Nixon  Program Director  Adaptive Sports Association  Office: 970.259.0374  klancy@asadurango.com  asadurango.com 
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
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.
Afghan Resettlement in Colorado
10:00am / Zoom webinar
Evacuated from Afghanistan to escape the Taliban, these Afghans supported the US mission and built an open society. Now, they need our help to rebuild their lives. Hear from community and elected leaders on these issues and learn how you can help.    Register at https://bit.ly/3kqyn2V
Veryl Goodnight's Sled Dogs of America All Week
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Dog teams carried mail for close to 200 years, traveling from towns to villages, breaking through winter isolation. Veryl Goodnight expertly captures the untold stories of these remarkable canines and their human partners in her stunning paintings. Escape the looming summer heat and enter the world of Sled Dogs at the Durango Art Center!   ABOUT VERYL:  A Colorado native, Veryl's career started as a wildlife painter in the early 1970's. She began sculpting to educate herself about anatomy. Sculpture then dominated her career throughout the late 1900's while she and her husband, Roger Brooks, lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their 2006 move back to Colorado intensified her desire to return to oil painting.   Veryl has completed over 200 sculptures and 20 life size or larger monuments. All of these works have reflected her Western roots. The most notable is "The Day The Wall Came Down," a seven-ton bronze sculpture consisting of five larger than life size horses jumping over the fallen Berlin Wall. The United States Air Force delivered this monument to Berlin, Germany in 1998. A sister casting is installed at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas.   Veryl's work has been profiled in many books and her work has been repeatedly featured in all major American art magazines. "No Turning Back - the Art of Veryl Goodnight" was published in 2011 to correspond with a forty-year retrospective at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2016 Veryl was inducted into The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Forth Worth, Texas in recognition of lifetime of representing the American West in Art.   Veryl and Roger live in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, between Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. The dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, and the ranching community provide endless inspiration for both sculpture and painting.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, May 24th
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata County Sr Center
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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
Volunteer Rafting Training
11:00am / Adaptive Sports Associations Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is looking for volunteers to assist on whitewater rafting programs on the lower Animas river. No experience is necessary. If you want to get out on the water, help others, and connect with your community, sign up for an ASA volunteer raft training.    ASA's programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a safe, supportive environment, ASA staff and volunteers help clients "explore possibilities."   Interested volunteers should call 970-259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to RSVP and to obtain more information.
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's 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 on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, May 25th
Volunteer Canoe/Kayak Training
9:00am / Adaptive Sports Association's Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is looking for volunteers to assist on canoe and kayak programs this summer. No experience is necessary. If you want to get out on the water, help others, and connect with your community, sign up for an ASA volunteer canoe/kayak training.    ASA's programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a safe, supportive environment, ASA staff and volunteers help clients "explore possibilities."   Interested volunteers should call 970-259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to RSVP and to obtain more information.
Great Garden Series: Ready, Set, Garden!
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Get your vegetable garden prepared for the 2022 growing season with CSU Extension Agent. Darrin Parmenter
Gut Health: An herbalist's approach
7:00pm / Online - Zoom
Live Zoom Class. Class will be recorded for folks who can't make date/time.    Gut health is key for overall health. "Leaky gut", an out of balance community of gut microbes, and triggering of deleterious immune responses underly or worsen many other health issues, from dysregulated mood, to arthritis, to reproductive issues. Learn simple steps to retsore and maintain a healthy gut.    Class link will be emailed the day before class
 Thursday, May 26th
Volunteer Cycling Training
9:00am / Adaptive Sports Association's Headquarters
Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) is looking for volunteers to assist on cycling programs this summer. No experience is necessary. If you want to get outside, help others, and connect with your community, sign up for an ASA volunteer cycling training.    ASA's programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. By working with students to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a safe, supportive environment, ASA staff and volunteers help clients "explore possibilities."   Interested volunteers should call 970-259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to RSVP and to obtain more information.
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's 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 on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Come enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday with various musicians!
Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that embraces non-violent approaches to conflict resolution through personal development and self-mastery. Aikido uses the energy of an attack to diffuse it.    For 20 years, Durango Shin-Budo Kai (501c3) has been at the epicenter of exceptional Aikido training in southwest Colorado. Current college students and military personnel (active, reservist, veteran, and retired) receive a nearly 30% discount on a full month's classes.
Book Release Party and Book Signing
6:00pm / Rochester Hotel Secret Garden
Join us as we celebrate the publication of Jennaye Derge's essay collection "How to Cry on Your Bicycle," in which she navigates life from the seat of her bicycle, and learns to kick life into gear while laughing through the tears.
Book Launch Celebration with Jennaye Derge
6:00pm / The Rochester Hotel
Join Maria's Bookshop in The Rochester's Secret Garden as we celebrate the publication of Jennaye Derge's essay collection "How to Cry on Your Bicycle," in which she navigates life from the seat of her bicycle, and learns to kick life into gear while laughing through the tears.
Short Sweet Story Show
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays performed by adults for kids of all ages. Laugh along to a Shakespeare Three Little Pigs and see Shel Silverstein's poems come to life.
 Friday, May 27th
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Downtown Clean Day
8:30am / Keller Williams Realty Parking Lot
Join us for the 19th Downtown Clean Day! The Durango Chamber of Commerce and BID invite you to help us shine up Downtown for Memorial Day weekend and the kickoff to summer. Bring your co-workers, family members and friends! Meet at Keller Williams parking lot just north of 7th and Main around 8:30 am. Wear red, white or blue. Grab a donut and coffee, get your free work gloves and cleaning supplies, then receive a block assignment.
VFW Post 4031 Buddy Poppy Distribution
9:00am / Various Businesses in Durango
VFW Post 4031 will be manning a number of locations in Durango to distribute Buddy Poppies. The Buddy Poppy program supports the VFW National Home. The Poppies represent a remembrance for those servicemen lost in World War 1.
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
Opening Season! 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.
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Come enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday with various musicians!
Short Sweet Story Show
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays performed by adults for kids of all ages. Laugh along to a Shakespeare Three Little Pigs and see Shel Silverstein's poems come to life.
 Saturday, May 28th
Veteran's Memorial Train
7:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Ride on the train that races the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic's Citizens Bicycle Race from Durango to Silverton. Enjoy lunch at the race finish, and be our special guest at a Memorial Day themed Ceremony in Silverton's Memorial Park.   Presented by The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, this day of fun, celebration, and camaraderie is FREE to Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Military-affiliated Gold and Blue Star parents/spouses/family members/friends.   Event Schedule:  1. The train departs precisely at 8am. If you are late, the train will not wait. Your train will be "racing" the IHBC Citizens Bicycle Race to Silverton.  2. Volunteers will meet the train in Silverton and direct you to ground transportation for a short trip to Memorial Park - The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic finish line - where:  3. A box lunch will be served (Meat or Vegetarian option available).  4. A ceremony honoring service will be held.  5. Following the ceremony, return transport by D&SNGRR bus will bring you back to Durango.
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 50th Anniversary
7:30am / Various Venues
One of Colorado's oldest cycling traditions: a plethora of biking activities held over Memorial Day Weekend each year, including a road race to Silverton!   Happenings on Saturday 28th - Coca Cola Road Race from Durango to Silverton leaves from East 2nd & 30th at 7:30 am   McDonald's Citizens Tour from Durango to Silverton   Mercy Medical Center Ebike Tour from Durango to Silverton   Purgatory Quarterhorse from Durango to Purgatory   Tailwind Road Race and Tour from Ouray to Silverton leaving from Ouray Hot Springs parking lot at 9 am   50th Anniversary Celebration at the Center of Southwest Studies
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvest and talents with the Durango community. At our market you have the opportunity to meet face to face with the producers and learn more about their growing methods. Vendors post their farming practices at their booth and most follow organic growing methods.   Our market also offers hot ready to eat food from local vendors, value added foods such as jams, jellies and sauces and local artisans who make high-quality handcrafted items. All vendors must produce their goods within our five-county radius ensuring fresh produce and locally made goods. We also have live music performances each weekend as well as community information booths for non-profits and groups that promote our market values of local, sustainable and healthy living.
VFW Post 4031 Buddy Poppy Distribution
9:00am / Various Businesses in Durango
The Buddy Poppy Program raises many for the VFW National Home and for those handicapped individuals who make the Pappys. The Pappys are a remembrance for those servicemen who lost their lives in World War 1.
VFW Post Greenmount Flag Placement
9:00am / Greenmount Cemetery
Every year VFW Post 4031 places flags on the graves of veterans. This is tribute to their service to the United States. Volunteers are welcome to come and assist placing flags on the graves. The event starts at 9:00 AM. Meet at the American Legion Monument for a briefing. Bring a large Phillips Screwdriver to bore holes to place the flags.
Community Art Market
10:00am / Hermosa Cafe parking lot
All artists are invited to set up a table, booth or tent at no charge. Space is on first come basis. There are free crafts for kids. This event happens on the last Sat of every month through the summer. Everyone is welcome. Market goes from 10 - 2:30. Set up begins at 8:30am.
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
Local Plants for Gut Health
10:00am / The Wild Cooperative
Workshop at the beautiful Wild Cooperative.    Join us for a day long immersion into wild plant medicine and food for the gut. Such plants can be found everywhere from a vacant, urban lot to a nearby field to a shady mountain forest.    This plant-packed day includes:  • An on-site medicinal plant walk featuring identification and medicinal properties of local wild plants, with a focus on they many ways they promote gut health.   • Hands on time learning 3 different medicinal preparations featuring the local plants we discuss. You'll take home what you make.   • A primer on wild food fermentation for gut health.   Overnight camping is available on-site for the Friday night before for a $10 donation per tent (paid on site). There is also National Forest primitive camping available 1st come 1st served a couple miles down the road.
Short Sweet Story Show
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays performed by adults for kids of all ages. Laugh along to a Shakespeare Three Little Pigs and see Shel Silverstein's poems come to life.
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.
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Come enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday with various musicians!
Short Sweet Story Show
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays performed by adults for kids of all ages. Laugh along to a Shakespeare Three Little Pigs and see Shel Silverstein's poems come to life.
 Sunday, May 29th
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 50th Anniversary
8:00am / Various Venues
One of Colorado's oldest cycling traditions: a plethora of biking activities held over Memorial Day Weekend each year, including a road race to Silverton!   Happenings on Sunday, 5/29 La Strada La Plata Gravel Ride  Sprite Kids Race  Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade  Chapman Hill Dual Slalom  The RoostMaster
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
Short Sweet Story Show
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays performed by adults for kids of all ages. Laugh along to a Shakespeare Three Little Pigs and see Shel Silverstein's poems come to life.
Rockin' on the River
4:00pm / The Powerhouse
Amplify your summer with five Sundays of free live music outside The Powerhouse on the Carver Family Plaza. Celebrate memorial day weekend on Sunday May 29th with music from High Country Hustle from 4:30pm-6:30pm.    Join us for this rain or shine event! Drinks available for purchase. Food available from Subversion-Revolutionary Sandwiches
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.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Live Jazz On the Patio
 Monday, May 30th
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 50th Anniversary
8:00am / Various Venues
One of Colorado's oldest cycling traditions: a plethora of biking activities held over Memorial Day Weekend each year, including a road race to Silverton!   Happenings on Monday, 5/30 Morehart Murphy Subaru Mountain Bike Race
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
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.
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
VFW Post 4031 Memorial Day Events
10:00am / Iris Park, Greenmount Cemetery, Bridge behind Rotary Park, VFW Post 4031
VFW Post 4031 sponsors several events during Memorial Day that are open to the public.   10:00 Vietnam Veterans Remembrance, Iris Park.  11:00 All Veterans Remembrance, Greenmount Cemetery.  12:00 Remembrance Ceremony for those lost at sea. The bridge behind Rotary Park.  12:30 VFW Post Open House, Lunch will be served.   There will be a membership table available at the Open House for those wishing to join the VFW.
Veryl Goodnight's Sled Dogs of America All Week
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Dog teams carried mail for close to 200 years, traveling from towns to villages, breaking through winter isolation. Veryl Goodnight expertly captures the untold stories of these remarkable canines and their human partners in her stunning paintings. Escape the looming summer heat and enter the world of Sled Dogs at the Durango Art Center!   ABOUT VERYL:  A Colorado native, Veryl's career started as a wildlife painter in the early 1970's. She began sculpting to educate herself about anatomy. Sculpture then dominated her career throughout the late 1900's while she and her husband, Roger Brooks, lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their 2006 move back to Colorado intensified her desire to return to oil painting.   Veryl has completed over 200 sculptures and 20 life size or larger monuments. All of these works have reflected her Western roots. The most notable is "The Day The Wall Came Down," a seven-ton bronze sculpture consisting of five larger than life size horses jumping over the fallen Berlin Wall. The United States Air Force delivered this monument to Berlin, Germany in 1998. A sister casting is installed at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas.   Veryl's work has been profiled in many books and her work has been repeatedly featured in all major American art magazines. "No Turning Back - the Art of Veryl Goodnight" was published in 2011 to correspond with a forty-year retrospective at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2016 Veryl was inducted into The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Forth Worth, Texas in recognition of lifetime of representing the American West in Art.   Veryl and Roger live in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, between Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. The dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, and the ranching community provide endless inspiration for both sculpture and painting.
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.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Live Jazz On the Patio
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
a Night of Moonshine
6:30pm / Mind Body SOLEiL
Harnessing the energy and astrology of the New Moon in Gemini, join us for lunar intention setting, light yoga, guided meditation & acoustic grooves. You'll receive a frameable copy of your natal chart & new moon candle Wear comfy clothes, bring a mat/blankie/pillow/sleep mask/H20 & an open heart.   Mind Body SOLEiL will now be hosting "a Night of Moonshine" evenings of the New & Full Moons throughout the year!   Purchase tix @MindBodySOLEiL.com/calendar
 Tuesday, May 31st
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata County Sr Center
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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
SJMA After-School Science Ramblers
3:00pm / Park Elementary School
Get your kids outside with SJMA's 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 on trails around Durango. Spring programming will include month-long sessions in April and May that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The number of kids will be limited to 13 per session. This is a great option for kids who love nature and science. Each month will have a theme focused on outdoor exploration and learning.   Drop off between 3:00pm and 3:30pm – Pickup at 5:45pm.   Registration, price, scholarship information, and more details at: https://sjma.org/learn/after-school_programs/
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.
Drew Lune
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Drew Lune is an acoustic group of musicians featuring original songs and classic covers with an eclectic twist. Drew Lune is a songwriter and guitarist bent on delivering a great time. Enjoy bright vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and dobro from this multi string instrument group.
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