October 2020 Events

 Thursday, October 1st
Cardio / Strength Interval Class/ Virtual on Zoom
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
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-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for more info and Zoom registration link.
Lunar Locals Day
11:00am / The Living Tree
30% off our entire menu exclusively for locals every full moon
Virtual Zumba®
1:00pm / Virtual on Zoom
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Please email lynn@mothertech.net for more info and Zoom registration link. * Class runs from 1:15-2:15.
Thursday After School Art - Grades 3rd - 5th
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
After School Arts at the Durango Arts Center offers 3rd through 5th-grade students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist and Education Director, Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Live Music with Sean O'Brien
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Sean grew up playing many different instruments, none of which has fascinated him as much as the guitar. He began playing guitar in 2001 in Ojai, CA, and since then it has brought him many friends and fine experiences. When he plays, he tries to provide a landscape for both himself and the audience to inhabit, so that everyone feels the same. His influences range from traditional Celtic music to blues, country western to Norah Jones, Bob Seger to English choral music. Guns N Roses to Sharon Jones. Join Sean in The Office!
Halloween Ghost Tour
6:30pm / Kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. This season we have condensed our regular ghost tour into this special Halloween one hour tour. The 900 block of Main Avenue was home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late-night escapades, fueled by whiskey, resulted in many tragic events.   The tour kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery where you will hear the chilling story of an outlaw brought to justice by a vigilante mob. We will then explore what was once considered the saloon block. The ghost of the Sheriff still lingers in the place he was brutally murdered, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where he’s eternally waiting for his mom. The grande finale is a tour of a truly haunted stretch of a historic underground tunnel. So come join us if you’re ready to get spooked!
Halloween Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. This season we have condensed our regular ghost tour into this special Halloween one hour tour. The 900 block of Main Avenue was home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late-night escapades, fueled by whiskey, resulted in many tragic events.   The tour kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery where you will hear the chilling story of an outlaw brought to justice by a vigilante mob. We will then explore what was once considered the saloon block. The ghost of the Sheriff still lingers in the place he was brutally murdered, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where he’s eternally waiting for his mom. The grande finale is a tour of a truly haunted stretch of a historic underground tunnel. So come join us if you’re ready to get spooked!
 Friday, October 2nd
Kaiut Yoga Method: two class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Classes at 9 and noon on Fridays   Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
Virtual Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for more info and Zoom registration link.
The West Goes Pop - Opening Reception
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitor! Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle.    Show runs through October 31.
Eat Local Month Harvest Dinner Series
5:00pm / Various Restaurants Around Town
Join Local First for this year's take on the Harvest Dinner - a month long celebration of local food! Every Friday from September 25 - October 16, pick up and enjoy a gourmet "take-out" dinner from Durango's best food and beverage talent. With over two dozen restaurants, farms, and local purveyors participating, there is something for everyone during Eat Local Month!    Each $75 ticket includes three courses, an alcoholic beverage, a value-added product, and a donation to an organization working hard to support Durango during this unprecedented time. Come celebrate and support the local food businesses that make this such a delicious place to live!    Tickets on sale now at local-first.org/eatlocalmonth.
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a couple. He now lives in southwest Colorado and plays at resorts, clubs and restaurants throughout the Four Corners area. Terry’s musical roots are classic rock, but after living in Colorado for some time he can also do a full night of country music. He can also mix in some blues, reggae, contemporary rock and his own original compositions. Terry also has an excellent three piece band that plays a wide variety of music
Live Music with Reeder and Spencer
5:30pm / Diamond Belle Saloon
Reeder and Spencer is a musical duo based out of Durango, Colorado covering songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s on guitar and mandolin with tight vocal harmonies. This music of this duo of Luann Reeder and Emily Spencer provides a relaxing atmosphere for guests to enjoy. Both women are local to the Durango area.
Halloween Ghost Tour
6:30pm / Kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. This season we have condensed our regular ghost tour into this special Halloween one hour tour. The 900 block of Main Avenue was home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late-night escapades, fueled by whiskey, resulted in many tragic events.   The tour kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery where you will hear the chilling story of an outlaw brought to justice by a vigilante mob. We will then explore what was once considered the saloon block. The ghost of the Sheriff still lingers in the place he was brutally murdered, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where he’s eternally waiting for his mom. The grande finale is a tour of a truly haunted stretch of a historic underground tunnel. So come join us if you’re ready to get spooked!
Halloween Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. This season we have condensed our regular ghost tour into this special Halloween one hour tour. The 900 block of Main Avenue was home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late-night escapades, fueled by whiskey, resulted in many tragic events.   The tour kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery where you will hear the chilling story of an outlaw brought to justice by a vigilante mob. We will then explore what was once considered the saloon block. The ghost of the Sheriff still lingers in the place he was brutally murdered, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where he’s eternally waiting for his mom. The grande finale is a tour of a truly haunted stretch of a historic underground tunnel. So come join us if you’re ready to get spooked!
 Saturday, October 3rd
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
Kaiut Yoga Method
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
The West Goes Pop - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle.    Show runs through October 31.
Live Music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Joel Racheff was born in Wyoming, raised in New Mexico, and has spent most of his adult life in good ol’ Durango. As a young man, Joel was and continues to be interested in many types of music. As an old man, Joel enjoys Jello, long naps, and babbling (not necessarily in that order). One of the many talents he brings to the Bar D Wranglers is-?. While trying to sing lead and harmony parts with the group, Joel lays down…the foundation on his upright bass. Joel’s family includes his lovely wife Patty and sons, “Thing One” & “Thing Two” (Ringo and Cody).
Live Music with Mat Rupnow
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Matt Rupnow is a Singer/Songwriter who lives in Southwest Colorado. He is writing, recording and performing his unique blend of music he likes to call “Rocky Mountain Soul Music”. Matt is also a current and founding member of the Durango, Colorado based jam band Red Eyed Djinn. Matt performs his own music as well as an eclectic mix of favorites. His solo act features a variety of styles ranging from Country to Reggae, from Rock to Blues, to Motown, Soul and Funk. Matt also utilizes a looper in his solo shows to help create rhythms, melodies, and harmonies that blanket the sonic landscape with colorful sounds and inventive improvisations. Matt has spent years honing his style and playing in bands and has toured the country and Mexico with the Americana outfit and Tempe, Arizona based D.L. Marble Band. He also had the privilege of recording two studio albums in the D.L. Marble Band with producer Eric Ambel (formerly of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) in his NYC studio Cowboy Technical Services and working with producer Rob Hill in L.A.
Halloween Ghost Tour
6:30pm / Kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. This season we have condensed our regular ghost tour into this special Halloween one hour tour. The 900 block of Main Avenue was home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late-night escapades, fueled by whiskey, resulted in many tragic events.   The tour kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery where you will hear the chilling story of an outlaw brought to justice by a vigilante mob. We will then explore what was once considered the saloon block. The ghost of the Sheriff still lingers in the place he was brutally murdered, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where he’s eternally waiting for his mom. The grande finale is a tour of a truly haunted stretch of a historic underground tunnel. So come join us if you’re ready to get spooked!
San Juan Symphony Online Concert
7:30pm / San Juan Symphony
BLACK VOICES AND A BALLET FOR MARTHA   Jessie Montgomery, Voodoo Dolls  Bruce A. Russell, Linea Nigra for String Octet  Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring: Suite for 13 Instruments   Aaron Copland wrote “A Ballet for Martha” in 1944. The wartime ensemble consisted of just 13 musicians, and the collaboration with Martha Graham resulted in Appalachian Spring, an iconic vision of American Shaker communities. The program also features music by Jessie Montgomery and Bruce A. Russell, two Black American composers whose voices resonate with the racial justice movement and introduce a season-long conversation about diversity and inclusivity in the performing arts.
Halloween Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. This season we have condensed our regular ghost tour into this special Halloween one hour tour. The 900 block of Main Avenue was home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late-night escapades, fueled by whiskey, resulted in many tragic events.   The tour kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery where you will hear the chilling story of an outlaw brought to justice by a vigilante mob. We will then explore what was once considered the saloon block. The ghost of the Sheriff still lingers in the place he was brutally murdered, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where he’s eternally waiting for his mom. The grande finale is a tour of a truly haunted stretch of a historic underground tunnel. So come join us if you’re ready to get spooked!
 Sunday, October 4th
Free Books!
11:00am / Downtown Security Storage
Durango Book Rescue is giving away thousands of FREE books! Thank you for reading!
Plazapalooza
2:00pm / The Powerhouse
Join us outside on the plaza for live music and local food vendors. Cash bar available. Music from Derek Abt, Ryell Carley, and Tumbleweed Connection.   Adhering to local health department and state covid guidelines, we will be creating a fun, safe, socially distanced event for you to enjoy. First come first served seating. The event is pay what you wish, with a suggested donation to support STEM education!
Blue Moon Ramblers
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Come enjoy the Blue Moon Ramblers as we have on Sundays for over 30 years. Swing open the saloon doors and join us!
Live Music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Joel Racheff was born in Wyoming, raised in New Mexico, and has spent most of his adult life in good ol’ Durango. As a young man, Joel was and continues to be interested in many types of music. As an old man, Joel enjoys Jello, long naps, and babbling (not necessarily in that order). One of the many talents he brings to the Bar D Wranglers is-?. While trying to sing lead and harmony parts with the group, Joel lays down…the foundation on his upright bass. Joel’s family includes his lovely wife Patty and sons, “Thing One” & “Thing Two” (Ringo and Cody).
Halloween Ghost Tour
6:30pm / Kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. This season we have condensed our regular ghost tour into this special Halloween one hour tour. The 900 block of Main Avenue was home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late-night escapades, fueled by whiskey, resulted in many tragic events.   The tour kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery where you will hear the chilling story of an outlaw brought to justice by a vigilante mob. We will then explore what was once considered the saloon block. The ghost of the Sheriff still lingers in the place he was brutally murdered, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where he’s eternally waiting for his mom. The grande finale is a tour of a truly haunted stretch of a historic underground tunnel. So come join us if you’re ready to get spooked!
Halloween Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. This season we have condensed our regular ghost tour into this special Halloween one hour tour. The 900 block of Main Avenue was home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late-night escapades, fueled by whiskey, resulted in many tragic events.   The tour kicks off at Toh-Atin gallery where you will hear the chilling story of an outlaw brought to justice by a vigilante mob. We will then explore what was once considered the saloon block. The ghost of the Sheriff still lingers in the place he was brutally murdered, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where he’s eternally waiting for his mom. The grande finale is a tour of a truly haunted stretch of a historic underground tunnel. So come join us if you’re ready to get spooked!
 Monday, October 5th
Volunteer Hotline Advocate Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
Virtual Cardio/Strength Class
9:00am / Virtual Class on Zoom
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-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for more info and Zoom registration link.
Kaiut Yoga Method: three class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Classes at 9, noon and 5:30- Mondays and Wednesdays   Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
The West Goes Pop - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Middle-High School Mondays
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Creative, non-judgmental, ART FUN!    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max. Each week students will discover a new art medium, a new artistic skill, and study some of the greatest artists of all time! Draw, paint, sculpt and create!    All materials, instruction and inspiration included.    6th - 12th grade    Enroll and reserve your spot today!    Email Deena Carney, Education Director, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org Scholarships Available!
Adam G. Swanson on the piano
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Adam Swanson, our fabulous ragtime in residence, performs ragtime and other favorites.
Live Music with Rob Webster
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Originally from Chicago-land, Rob is one of our favorite entertainers and also thinks The Office Spiritorium is one of the “coolest rooms in Durango!” Join us for Rob’s Peace Through Music experience.
Mondays with Chad MacCluskey
6:00pm / Dandelion Cafe
Chad MacCluskey will be entertaining us every Monday evening for the summer! Stop by the patio and enjoy his musical talents!
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Tuesday, October 6th
Volunteer Hotline Advocate Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
E-Commerce Logistics: Legal, Tax, and Insurance Considerations when Setting Up your E-Commerce Business (multiple speakers
9:00am / Virtual
This workshop will focus on the logistics of starting your E-Commerce business. It will cover your legal bases, tax and accounting considerations, business insurance considerations, how to register your business, and will review different shipping platform options.    • Figuring out taxes for e-commerce   • Accounting and tax considerations  • Legal statements and considerations to protect you  • Business structure  • Business insurance for your website   • Business license  • Shipping options
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email for Zoom link. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for more info and Zoom registration link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Weekly Activity Kits
10:00am / Durango Public Library
Are you missing the youth programming at the Library? We miss you too! But we are excited to continue offering Activity Kits through the end of the year. Each week you can pick up a new activity.    Give us a call (970-375-3380) or send us an email (reference@durangogov.org) beginning Tuesday morning to request a kit
The West Goes Pop - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Reinventing Fundraising During COVID-19: Replacing Handshakes with Thumbs Up Emojis
12:00pm / Virtual Event
Free Zoom Webinar for Nonprofits. Grab your lunch and dive into your organization's COVID-impacted fundraising. Nonprofit consultant Denise Clark shares online fundraising strategies to replace in-person asks and events. Learn how to enhance your individual donor program and deepen relationships with donors. Discuss how to balance drastic measures with frugality and reserves. DOOR PRIZE: Two participants will win a free one-hour consultation with Denise.
Tuesday Art For Homeschoolers, Grades 3rd - 5th
12:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Art at the Durango Arts Center for at-home-learners, learning pods, and home-school groups offer 3rd through 5th-grade students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist, and Education Director Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Zumba® Virtual on Zoom
1:00pm / Virtual on Zoom
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Please email lynn@mothertech.net for more info and Zoom registration link. *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Adam G. Swanson on the piano
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Adam Swanson, our fabulous ragtime in residence, performs ragtime and other favorites.
Live Music with Leah Orlikowski
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Leah is originally from Conifer, Co and has resided in Durango for two years. She has been singing since birth and playing guitar since she was 20 years old. When she was 23, she realized how much she hated waiting tables and that’s when she really dedicated herself to her passion, music. Leah started street performing on the 16th Street mall in Denver then continued just that while traveling around the states. She ended up in Key West, FL where her first official gig was booked. Leah continued there for eight years as a full-time musician before coming to Durango.   Leah mainly plays 60’s ear fold and some old country and contemporary music. Her major influences are her dad, Ani Difranco, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, and Tori Amos.
Tuesdays with Alison & Friends
6:00pm / Dandelion Cafe
What can be better than listening to the owner of Dandelion Cafe herself? Come by the patio on Tuesday evenings to be entertained Alison and her friends!
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Wednesday, October 7th
Volunteer Hotline Advocate Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
Adult Pottery Classses
10:00am / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center has limited openings for a 9 week Adult Pottery Workshop.    Classes begin on September 23rd and continuing each Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm! Cost is $180 for 9 weeks paid at start of class, plus $35 materials fee.    Contact Margie for more info and to reserve your space. 970-903-7847
The West Goes Pop - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Wednesday Art For Homeschoolers- Middle / High School
12:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Art at the Durango Arts Center for at-home-learners, learning pods, and home-school groups offer Middle & High School students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist, and Education Director Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Chuck Hank Solo at Ernie's
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Chuck Hank solo loop set at Ernie's 11th Street Station laying down eclectic loops of modern jazz, folk, funk and jam on the guitar, bass guitar and the bass/guita
Adam G. Swanson on the piano
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Adam Swanson, our fabulous ragtime in residence, performs ragtime and other favorites.
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a couple. He now lives in southwest Colorado and plays at resorts, clubs and restaurants throughout the Four Corners area. Terry’s musical roots are classic rock, but after living in Colorado for some time he can also do a full night of country music. He can also mix in some blues, reggae, contemporary rock and his own original compositions. Terry also has an excellent three piece band that plays a wide variety of music.
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Thursday, October 8th
Volunteer Hotline Advocate Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
Virtual Cardio/Strength Class
9:00am / Virtual Class on Zoom
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-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for more info and Zoom registration link.
Zoom Event: Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs to Survive COVID-19
9:00am / Virtual
FREE Zoom event presented by Durango Creative District, First Southwest Community Fund, and Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center.   Learn about grants, low-interest loans, education and coaching services that are available in Durango and statewide. Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and First Southwest Community Fund will discuss resources available to help creative entrepreneurs and art businesses survive the pandemic.    Register for this FREE event at durangocreativedistrict.org/get-involved/sparkseries   This event recording will be available on durangocreativedistrict.org/get-involved/sparkseries
The West Goes Pop - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Virtual Zumba®
1:00pm / Virtual on Zoom
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! * Class runs from 1:15-2:15. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for more info and Zoom registration link.
Thursday After School Art - Grades 3rd - 5th
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
After School Arts at the Durango Arts Center offers 3rd through 5th-grade students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist and Education Director, Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Hoodfoot
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
As hoodfoot, Jeff Nelson performs a combination of originals and covers with jazz, blues, and hip hop flavors on solo guitar and a bass pedalboard.
Adam G. Swanson on the piano
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Adam Swanson, our fabulous ragtime in residence, performs ragtime and other favorites.
Live Music with Jose Villarreal
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come in and enjoy some live music!
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Friday, October 9th
Volunteer Hotline Advocate Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
BID Coffee and Conversation Meeting
8:30am / TBK Bank
The Durango Business Improvement District holds a monthly meeting for business owners in the BID, and for anyone who wants to know about Downtown and North Main District happenings. The meeting is held monthly on the 2nd Friday, from 8:30 to 9:30 am, at TBK Bank in the Community Room.
3-Day Artist Workshop with Peggy Immel
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
"Painting Autumn Colors" with Peggy Immel. Discover how to easily and successfully capture the glory of autumn colors in a landscape. Explore color theory, color value, color temperature, mixing paints and more. Open to artists of all ability levels.
Kaiut Yoga Method: two class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Classes at 9 and noon on Fridays   Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
Virtual Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for more info and Zoom registration link.
The West Goes Pop - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Eat Local Month Harvest Dinner Series
5:00pm / Various Restaurants Around Town
Join Local First for this year's take on the Harvest Dinner - a month long celebration of local food! Every Friday from September 25 - October 16, pick up and enjoy a gourmet "take-out" dinner from Durango's best food and beverage talent. With over two dozen restaurants, farms, and local purveyors participating, there is something for everyone during Eat Local Month!    Each $75 ticket includes three courses, an alcoholic beverage, a value-added product, and a donation to an organization working hard to support Durango during this unprecedented time. Come celebrate and support the local food businesses that make this such a delicious place to live!    Tickets on sale now at local-first.org/eatlocalmonth.
Adam G. Swanson on the piano
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Adam Swanson, our fabulous ragtime in residence, performs ragtime and other favorites.
Live Music with Jack Ellis
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Jack Ellis is a singer/songwriter and plays a variety of music. He loves acoustic blues and country, finger style folk music, and songs with powerful lyrics. He grew up in New York and played in several coffee houses during his teen years. Jack has lived in the Big Bend area of Texas for a spell, holds an MA in Literature, taught both in high school and college, and has lived in Colorado since 1975. Join Jack in The Office!
Output Friday
6:00pm / 11th Street Station
Dj Spark Madden will be mixing up variety of House, Techno, Electro, Disco, 80's, 90's & rare grooves!!
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Saturday, October 10th
Apple Days Festival
8:00am / Durango Farmers Market
We are pleased to announce that the 12th Annual Apple Days festival is happening! You and yours will once again have the opportunity to participate in our tradition of a community apple harvest, as well as, enjoy the nothing-could-be-better taste of apple juice pressed fresh from the fruits of your labor. In recognition of the COVID pandemic, things will look a touch different than our typical festival.   From 10/2-10/8, we invite you to join us for one of our daily, small-group gleans where we will head out to area orchards to bring in this year's apple harvest. Your fruit will then be carted off to a local cider press and turned into fresh-pressed cider that you can, in turn, pick up on Saturday, 10/10 at our Apple Days Booth at the Durango Farmers Market, where we will also feature our much-beloved hand-crank cider pressing and family-friendly activities.    To keep down on the line and keep the cider fun flowing, we kindly ask that you pre-order your apple cider at www.goodfoodcollective.org
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
3-Day Artist Workshop with Peggy Immel
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
"Painting Autumn Colors" with Peggy Immel. Discover how to easily and successfully capture the glory of autumn colors in a landscape. Explore color theory, color value, color temperature, mixing paints and more. Open to artists of all ability levels.
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
Kaiut Yoga Method
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
2020 Fall BART Program - Boys Arts and Leadership
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
This intensive fall art program will include outreach with an emphasis on creating artwork that will benefit our community and lessons on leadership from many of our community members! The students spend their time focusing on the visual arts in the areas of drawing, hand-lettering, painting, photography, printmaking, and much more.    Artists teach in their areas of expertise and mentor the students through sharing their work and lives as artists. Social distancing while working in our gallery and outside, students and teachers will be required to wear masks at all times.   You must be at least 11 years old or beginning middle school to join this program.    **The BART program is open to any student of any gender identity.   Second Saturday of each month, October - December    Email Deena Carney, Education Director, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org   Scholarships Available!   Enroll and reserve your spot today!
The West Goes Pop - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Adam G. Swanson on the piano
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Adam Swanson, our fabulous ragtime in residence, performs ragtime and other favorites.
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Dustin’s music is a blend of Outlaw Country/Blues/Classic Rock/Folk. He puts his own twist on old classics and blends his original songs through his performance. Dustin grew up in Pennsylvania and started performing in 1997 at small house parties. He since has performed all over the country and now performs all over the four corners!
Sheryl & Beau
6:00pm / 11th Street Station
Come enjoy some live music!
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Sunday, October 11th
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
3-Day Artist Workshop with Peggy Immel
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
"Painting Autumn Colors" with Peggy Immel. Discover how to easily and successfully capture the glory of autumn colors in a landscape. Explore color theory, color value, color temperature, mixing paints and more. Open to artists of all ability levels.
The West Goes Pop - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Higher Ed in Rural Colorado: A Virtual Event
4:00pm / Virtual Town Hall
To discuss the state of higher education in Southwest Colorado, I'll be joined by the Presidents of both colleges in our district. Schools across the country are trying all sorts of innovative teaching methods in the face of COVID-19. We'll hear from President Tom Stritikus of Fort Lewis College and President Greg Salsbury of Western Colorado University about how our students are doing and what steps their schools are taking. Tune in live on Facebook to voice your questions and concerns.
Astronaut Perspectives
4:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join The Powerhouse virtually for the second of a nine-part space themed speaker series. Wendy Lawrence and Bill Readdy, both veterans on multiple space shuttle missions, will discuss their personal paths that lead them to becoming astronauts and their experiences flying in space. Q & A session following the event.   Tune into @powscicenter facebook live stream to watch.
Blue Moon Ramblers
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Come enjoy the Blue Moon Ramblers as we have on Sundays for over 30 years. Swing open the saloon doors and join us!
Live Music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Joel Racheff was born in Wyoming, raised in New Mexico, and has spent most of his adult life in good ol’ Durango. As a young man, Joel was and continues to be interested in many types of music. As an old man, Joel enjoys Jello, long naps, and babbling (not necessarily in that order). One of the many talents he brings to the Bar D Wranglers is-?. While trying to sing lead and harmony parts with the group, Joel lays down…the foundation on his upright bass. Joel’s family includes his lovely wife Patty and sons, “Thing One” & “Thing Two” (Ringo and Cody).
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Monday, October 12th
Volunteer Hotline Advocates Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
Virtual Cardio/Strength Class
9:00am / Virtual Class on Zoom
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-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available.
Kaiut Yoga Method: three class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Classes at 9, noon and 5:30- Mondays and Wednesdays   Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Middle-High School Mondays
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Creative, non-judgmental, ART FUN!    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max. Each week students will discover a new art medium, a new artistic skill, and study some of the greatest artists of all time! Draw, paint, sculpt and create!    All materials, instruction and inspiration included.    6th - 12th grade    Enroll and reserve your spot today!    Email Deena Carney, Education Director, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org Scholarships Available!
Live Music with Rob Webster
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Originally from Chicago-land, Rob is one of our favorite entertainers and also thinks The Office Spiritorium is one of the “coolest rooms in Durango!” Join us for Rob’s Peace Through Music experience.
Live Music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Joel Racheff was born in Wyoming, raised in New Mexico, and has spent most of his adult life in good ol’ Durango. As a young man, Joel was and continues to be interested in many types of music. As an old man, Joel enjoys Jello, long naps, and babbling (not necessarily in that order). One of the many talents he brings to the Bar D Wranglers is-?. While trying to sing lead and harmony parts with the group, Joel lays down…the foundation on his upright bass. Joel’s family includes his lovely wife Patty and sons, “Thing One” & “Thing Two” (Ringo and Cody).
 Tuesday, October 13th
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
Volunteer Hotline Advocates Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Weekly Activity Kits
10:00am / Durango Public Library
Are you missing the youth programming at the Library? We miss you too! But we are excited to continue offering Activity Kits through the end of the year. Each week you can pick up a new activity.    Give us a call (970-375-3380) or send us an email (reference@durangogov.org) beginning Tuesday morning to request a kit
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Tuesday Art For Homeschoolers, Grades 3rd - 5th
12:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Art at the Durango Arts Center for at-home-learners, learning pods, and home-school groups offer 3rd through 5th-grade students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist, and Education Director Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Zumba® Virtual on Zoom
1:00pm / Virtual on Zoom
Zoom Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome!
Your One Wild & Precious Life: PWN's Inspiring Speaker Series feat. Tina Ooley, EveryPedal MTB founder
5:30pm / Virtual
Arriving in the west as a bonafide Jersey girl, Tina Ooley discovered the bicycle as an extraordinary tool for change in ourselves and our communities. Pedaling through grief and life's unexpected turns, now Tina empowers girls and women with her message of inclusion and self-confidence as the founder of EveryPedal MTB. Join us for our October virtual event where Tina will be sharing her story as a special guest of the Professional Women’s Network of Durango's Inspiring Speaker Series.
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a couple. He now lives in southwest Colorado and plays at resorts, clubs and restaurants throughout the Four Corners area. Terry’s musical roots are classic rock, but after living in Colorado for some time he can also do a full night of country music. He can also mix in some blues, reggae, contemporary rock and his own original compositions. Terry also has an excellent three piece band that plays a wide variety of music.
Live Music with Sean Obrien
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Sean grew up playing many different instruments, none of which has fascinated him as much as the guitar. He began playing guitar in 2001 in Ojai, CA, and since then it has brought him many friends and fine experiences. When he plays, he tries to provide a landscape for both himself and the audience to inhabit, so that everyone feels the same. His influences range from traditional Celtic music to blues, country western to Norah Jones, Bob Seger to English choral music. Guns N Roses to Sharon Jones. Join Sean in The Office!
Drinking Rituals and Politics in Chaco Canyon
7:00pm / Virtual event
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a Zoom presentation on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m. Patricia Crown will present ”Drinking Rituals and Politics in Chaco Canyon.” This talk will not be recorded, so participants will need to log in on October 13th at 7:00 p.m. For log-in information, see sjbas.org.
 Wednesday, October 14th
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
Volunteer Hotline Advocates Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
Adult Pottery Classses
10:00am / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center has limited openings for a 9 week Adult Pottery Workshop.    Classes begin on September 23rd and continuing each Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm! Cost is $180 for 9 weeks paid at start of class, plus $35 materials fee.    Contact Margie for more info and to reserve your space. 970-903-7847
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Wednesday Art For Homeschoolers- Middle / High School
12:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Art at the Durango Arts Center for at-home-learners, learning pods, and home-school groups offer Middle & High School students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist, and Education Director Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a couple. He now lives in southwest Colorado and plays at resorts, clubs and restaurants throughout the Four Corners area. Terry’s musical roots are classic rock, but after living in Colorado for some time he can also do a full night of country music. He can also mix in some blues, reggae, contemporary rock and his own original compositions. Terry also has an excellent three piece band that plays a wide variety of music.
Live Music with Donny Johnson
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Donny is a self-proclaimed “Troubador!” He plays the guitar and sings – mostly cover tunes of everyone from working musician Willie Nelson to Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, John Prine, Guy Clark, and the list goes on. He loves gigging and we certainly love that he enjoys The Strater Hotel’s venues.
 Thursday, October 15th
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
Volunteer Hotline Advocates Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
Virtual Cardio/Strength Class
9:00am / Virtual Class on Zoom
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-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email for class registration
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Virtual Zumba®
1:00pm / Virtual on Zoom
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! * Class runs from 1:15-2:15. Please email for class registration
Thursday After School Art - Grades 3rd - 5th
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
After School Arts at the Durango Arts Center offers 3rd through 5th-grade students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist and Education Director, Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Live Music with Rob Webster
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Originally from Chicago-land, Rob is one of our favorite entertainers and also thinks The Office Spiritorium is one of the “coolest rooms in Durango!” Join us for Rob’s Peace Through Music experience.
Live Music with Tim Sullivan
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Tim Sullivan, singer/songwriter, has been a featured performer with Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tammy Wynette, and Glen Campbell. He has entertained at venues across the country from “The Crazy Horse” in Los Angeles to “Town Hall” on Broadway in New York City. Tim and his band have been featured at the Olympic Equestrian Center in Sydney, Australia and also at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. Tim and his family have performed in concert at “Carnegie Hall” four different times. The last performance at Carnegie Hall was featured on NBC’s “Today Show” and NBC’s Nightly News.
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us for trivia night on the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month from 6:30-8:30pm. Located at The Powerhouse, our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round. Socially distanced tables, masks required. No groups larger than 8 people. $5 suggested team donations.
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Friday, October 16th
DELC Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser
8:00am / DELC
Due to COVID, the Durango Early Learning Center's annual fundraiser Hops and Hopes is on hold, so Desert Sun Coffee will be the only fundraising opportunity this year.   $14 per bag  Choice of Mountain Decaf, Peru Blend, Sunrise Espresso, South West Morning, and Dark Canyon  For every bag sold DELC receives $5.50 to $7!!  Please contact DELC for an order form - due by 10/16 and your delivery will be before 10/31!   Please consider buying a bag or two!
Volunteer Hotline Advocates Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
Kaiut Yoga Method: two class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Classes at 9 and noon on Fridays   Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
Virtual Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM. Please email for class registration
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Eat Local Month Harvest Dinner Series
5:00pm / Various Restaurants Around Town
Join Local First for this year's take on the Harvest Dinner - a month long celebration of local food! Every Friday from September 25 - October 16, pick up and enjoy a gourmet "take-out" dinner from Durango's best food and beverage talent. With over two dozen restaurants, farms, and local purveyors participating, there is something for everyone during Eat Local Month!    Each $75 ticket includes three courses, an alcoholic beverage, a value-added product, and a donation to an organization working hard to support Durango during this unprecedented time. Come celebrate and support the local food businesses that make this such a delicious place to live!    Tickets on sale now at local-first.org/eatlocalmonth.
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a couple. He now lives in southwest Colorado and plays at resorts, clubs and restaurants throughout the Four Corners area. Terry’s musical roots are classic rock, but after living in Colorado for some time he can also do a full night of country music. He can also mix in some blues, reggae, contemporary rock and his own original compositions. Terry also has an excellent three piece band that plays a wide variety of music.
Live Music with Black Velvet
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver have been performing together full time as the core duo of Black Velvet since 2009. They play 75-80 shows a year at venues throughout southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico, and are often joined at the larger venues by backing musicians to play as a trio or full band. Their sound blends Nina’s velvety smooth vocals and acoustic rhythm guitar with Larry’s melodic and passionate electric lead guitar work, and covers a wide range of rock, blues, jazz and country.
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Saturday, October 17th
Merely Players present WAKEY WAKEY
8:00am / Virtual
Merely Players presentWAKEY WAKEY by Will Eno  A poignant examination of Life and Death   Watch online at any time you wish!  8am-midnight on these dates:  OCTOBER 17,18,22,23 and 24, 2020 Tickets: Pay What You Can per Household  Available on the Merely Players Website www.merelyplayers.us  970-946-2240
Animas Valley Balloon Rally - Mass Ascension
8:00am / Hermosa Meadows
A Hot Air Balloon Rally during a Pandemic??? Our balloonmeister has successfully run TWO rallies this year following all CDC guidelines including social distancing. The 2020 AVBR will of course have a different look than previous years but we think we will all get the most of a fun experience while still doing our part to stay safe and keep others safe.    Only crew and sponsors will be allowed on the field. Parking will be available in the nearby meadows to view the ascensions from the safety of your vehicle. As the balloons rise and fly above the valley there will be many viewing areas throughout the valley!
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
Kaiut Yoga Method
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
Bayfield Community Fruit Harvest
9:00am / Pine River Shares
Do you live in the Bayfield area? Do you have extra apples or an apple tree that needs to be harvested? Bayfield-area residents are encouraged to list apple trees available for harvest for the 2nd Annual Community Fruit Harvest.    Apples will be gleaned and harvested October 10 - 16 at Pine River Shares. A no-contact, drive thru event will be held on Saturday, October 17th - where apples, apple cider and mash will be given to community members!    To list your tree for gleaning, call The Good Food Collective at 970-403-5347 or go to fruitglean.org. For more info, contact Pine River Shares at 970-884-6040.
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Hallow-Queen
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairground Ballfields
We're merging Halloween and Pride into one night... under the lights! Join us for our socially-distanced Fall Fundraiser at the baseball fields at the Fairgrounds. With live music by Profectic Calaveras, CTRL-Z, Cylus O'Connor, and Denae Stucka-Benally + a family-friendly drag show, we've got a full lined up! In addition, bid on our silent auction items and purchase food from Rez Girls Catering, and Cream Bean Berry.   Don't forget to dress up! We'll pick our favorite costume of the night and the winner will get an Osprey backpack filled with RYC goodies.   We recommend bringing lawn chairs or a blanket to sit in the grass in front of the stage. We also ask that you leave your furry friends at home, as dogs will not be allowed into the event.   San Juan Basin Public Health's Covid-19 protocol will be enforced. Please bring masks to the event, maintain 6-feet social distancing, and stay home if you feel ill.   Parking is available at the fields.   Schedule of Events:  Doors Open: 5  Concert (Pt. 1): 5:30 - 6:30  Drag Show: 6:30 - 7  Concert (Pt. 2): 7 - 8  Silent Auction Ends: 8    Throughout the night, enjoy silent auction bidding, RYC merchandise sales, and concession food   Music:  Profetic Calaveras - a Latin-Funk-Fusion trio. Since 2016, the group has been spreading positive energy and light from coast to coast. Originally formed in Tyler, Texas and currently based out of Durango, Colorado, the multi-instrumental progressive ensemble has been described as an eclectic mix of sounds inspired by Santana, Vulfpeck, Khruangbin, Rush, and more.   CTRL-Z - alt-rock-shoegaze  Cylus O'Connor - solo acoustic  Denae Stucka-Benally - singer-songwriter   Drag Show:  Family-friendly drag show starts at 6:30pm.  Food:  Available for purchase by Rez Girls Catering (chili dogs, hot dogs, fry bread). Also, snacks from Cream Bean Berry.   Snack pack given to you as you enter, free with ticket purchase.   Silent Auction:  Gift baskets, Osprey packs, artwork and more! Make your bids throughout the night and winners will be announced at 8pm.   There are no refunds for this event, so please check your calendar. We can't wait to see you under the lights!
Live Music with Matt Rupnow
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Matt Rupnow is a Singer/Songwriter who lives in Southwest Colorado. He is writing, recording and performing his unique blend of music he likes to call “Rocky Mountain Soul Music”. Matt is also a current and founding member of the Durango, Colorado based jam band Red Eyed Djinn. Matt performs his own music as well as an eclectic mix of favorites. His solo act features a variety of styles ranging from Country to Reggae, from Rock to Blues, to Motown, Soul and Funk. Matt also utilizes a looper in his solo shows to help create rhythms, melodies, and harmonies that blanket the sonic landscape with colorful sounds and inventive improvisations. Matt has spent years honing his style and playing in bands and has toured the country and Mexico with the Americana outfit and Tempe, Arizona based D.L. Marble Band. He also had the privilege of recording two studio albums in the D.L. Marble Band with producer Eric Ambel (formerly of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) in his NYC studio Cowboy Technical Services and working with producer Rob Hill in L.A.
Adam G. Swanson on the piano
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Adam Swanson, our fabulous ragtime in residence, performs ragtime and other favorites.
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Sunday, October 18th
Merely Players present WAKEY WAKEY
8:00am / Virtual
Merely Players presentWAKEY WAKEY by Will Eno  A poignant examination of Life and Death   Watch online at any time you wish!  8am-midnight on these dates:  OCTOBER 17,18,22,23 and 24, 2020 Tickets: Pay What You Can per Household  Available on the Merely Players Website www.merelyplayers.us  970-946-2240
Animas Valley Balloon Rally - Mass Ascension
8:00am / Hermosa Meadows
A Hot Air Balloon Rally during a Pandemic??? Our balloonmeister has successfully run TWO rallies this year following all CDC guidelines including social distancing. The 2020 AVBR will of course have a different look than previous years but we think we will all get the most of a fun experience while still doing our part to stay safe and keep others safe.    Only crew and sponsors will be allowed on the field. Parking will be available in the nearby meadows to view the ascensions from the safety of your vehicle. As the balloons rise and fly above the valley there will be many viewing areas throughout the valley!
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
The Durango Flea Market is the place to be and shop on Sunday for a wide range of second hand items from funky to functional. Free admission and parking
Heart and Soul Craft Fairs
9:00am / TBK Bank
Craft fair benefitting Adaptive Sports Association! Over 30 vendors, food truck and more!   Come out and support our local artists!   Sponsored by TBK Bank of Durango.   Please wear your mask to this event.
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Blue Moon Ramblers
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Come enjoy the Blue Moon Ramblers as we have on Sundays for over 30 years. Swing open the saloon doors and join us!
Live Music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Joel Racheff was born in Wyoming, raised in New Mexico, and has spent most of his adult life in good ol’ Durango. As a young man, Joel was and continues to be interested in many types of music. As an old man, Joel enjoys Jello, long naps, and babbling (not necessarily in that order). One of the many talents he brings to the Bar D Wranglers is-?. While trying to sing lead and harmony parts with the group, Joel lays down…the foundation on his upright bass. Joel’s family includes his lovely wife Patty and sons, “Thing One” & “Thing Two” (Ringo and Cody).
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Monday, October 19th
Volunteer Hotline Advocates Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
Virtual Cardio/Strength Class
9:00am / Virtual Class on Zoom
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-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available.
Kaiut Yoga Method: three class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Classes at 9, noon and 5:30- Mondays and Wednesdays   Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Middle-High School Mondays
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Creative, non-judgmental, ART FUN!    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max. Each week students will discover a new art medium, a new artistic skill, and study some of the greatest artists of all time! Draw, paint, sculpt and create!    All materials, instruction and inspiration included.    6th - 12th grade    Enroll and reserve your spot today!    Email Deena Carney, Education Director, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org Scholarships Available!
Live Music with Rob Webster
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Originally from Chicago-land, Rob is one of our favorite entertainers and also thinks The Office Spiritorium is one of the “coolest rooms in Durango!” Join us for Rob’s Peace Through Music experience.
Live Music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Joel Racheff was born in Wyoming, raised in New Mexico, and has spent most of his adult life in good ol’ Durango. As a young man, Joel was and continues to be interested in many types of music. As an old man, Joel enjoys Jello, long naps, and babbling (not necessarily in that order). One of the many talents he brings to the Bar D Wranglers is-?. While trying to sing lead and harmony parts with the group, Joel lays down…the foundation on his upright bass. Joel’s family includes his lovely wife Patty and sons, “Thing One” & “Thing Two” (Ringo and Cody).
 Tuesday, October 20th
Volunteer Hotline Advocates Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
E-Commerce Series: Building Your E-Commerce Website
9:00am / virtual
This workshop will focus on developing your E-Commerce website. It will review the different e-commerce platforms, cost comparisons of the platforms, how to make your site functional, and an overview of what good web design looks like.   Choosing your eCommerce platform  Website Architecture  Overview of Good Design  Choose elements to include on your eCommerce Website  Building your online store  How to make your site functional
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Weekly Activity Kits
10:00am / Durango Public Library
Are you missing the youth programming at the Library? We miss you too! But we are excited to continue offering Activity Kits through the end of the year. Each week you can pick up a new activity.    Give us a call (970-375-3380) or send us an email (reference@durangogov.org) beginning Tuesday morning to request a kit
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Managing People in Pajamas: How to successfully Build a Remote Workplace Culture
12:00pm / Virtual Event
Free Zoom Webinar for Nonprofits. Grab your lunch and dive into your remote workplace culture. Nonprofit consultant Denise Clark explores how we can engage our boards and staff while working remotely. Discover online management resources and tools; learn tips and tricks for effective Zoom meetings. We will tackle the hard stuff too: understanding what layoffs and furloughs mean for your organization and what to tell employees. DOOR PRIZE: Two participants will win a free one-hour consultation with Denise.
Tuesday Art For Homeschoolers, Grades 3rd - 5th
12:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Art at the Durango Arts Center for at-home-learners, learning pods, and home-school groups offer 3rd through 5th-grade students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist, and Education Director Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Zumba® Virtual on Zoom
1:00pm / Virtual on Zoom
Zoom Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome!
Live Music with Leah Orlikowski
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Leah is originally from Conifer, Co and has resided in Durango for two years. She has been singing since birth and playing guitar since she was 20 years old. When she was 23, she realized how much she hated waiting tables and that’s when she really dedicated herself to her passion, music. Leah started street performing on the 16th Street mall in Denver then continued just that while traveling around the states. She ended up in Key West, FL where her first official gig was booked. Leah continued there for eight years as a full-time musician before coming to Durango.   Leah mainly plays 60’s ear fold and some old country and contemporary music. Her major influences are her dad, Ani Difranco, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, and Tori Amos.
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a couple. He now lives in southwest Colorado and plays at resorts, clubs and restaurants throughout the Four Corners area. Terry’s musical roots are classic rock, but after living in Colorado for some time he can also do a full night of country music. He can also mix in some blues, reggae, contemporary rock and his own original compositions. Terry also has an excellent three piece band that plays a wide variety of music.
 Wednesday, October 21st
Local First's Monthly Mixer - Free coffee
7:00am / Smiley Cafe
Support your local, independent business owners at Local First's FREE Monthly Mixer, with FREE coffee provided by Smiley Cafe!   Connect with members of Local First, hear updates on the organization and hear stories from local, independent business owners!    THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:  Grant Andrew from Smiley Cafe  Holly and Steve Lee from Affordable Framing Plus   Speakers will tell you about their business, their strengths and challenges, and what they can offer to other Local First members.   Interested in being a speaker at our new Monthly Mixers and promoting your business? Email kiki@local-first.org to sign up!
Volunteer Hotline Advocates Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
Kaiut Yoga Method: three class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.    Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Wednesday Art For Homeschoolers- Middle / High School
12:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Art at the Durango Arts Center for at-home-learners, learning pods, and home-school groups offer Middle & High School students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist, and Education Director Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Virtual lecture on Buffalo Bill Cody
4:00pm / Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College
The Center of Southwest Studies will host a free lecture “The Life and Legacy of Buffalo Bill” via Zoom.    Pre-registration is required.   Historian and author Steve Friesen will share a timeline of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s life and legacy, illuminated by stories and historic photographs. The presentation will include information on Buffalo Bill’s Colorado connections, his relationship with the Lakota people, and his life as a “foodie” – all three of which are relatively unexplored and unknown.   Steve Friesen was the Director of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave outside of Denver, Colorado for 22 years. Previously he served as Director of the Molly Brown House, the City of Greeley Museums, and the 1719 Hans Herr House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Friesen holds a master’s degree in American Folk Culture from the State University of New York. He published Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary in 2011, which was a finalist for a Colorado Book Award. Friesen is currently working on his next book, Galloping Gourmet: Eating and Drinking with Buffalo Bill.    This presentation is the 2020 Duane Smith Lecture in Southwest Studies. The lecture series was named for Dr. Smith in 2004, in honor of his love of history and for teaching it at Fort Lewis College for close to fifty years.
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a couple. He now lives in southwest Colorado and plays at resorts, clubs and restaurants throughout the Four Corners area. Terry’s musical roots are classic rock, but after living in Colorado for some time he can also do a full night of country music. He can also mix in some blues, reggae, contemporary rock and his own original compositions. Terry also has an excellent three piece band that plays a wide variety of music.
Live Music with Donny Johnson
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Donny is a self-proclaimed “Troubador!” He plays the guitar and sings – mostly cover tunes of everyone from working musician Willie Nelson to Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, John Prine, Guy Clark, and the list goes on. He loves gigging and we certainly love that he enjoys The Strater Hotel’s venues.
 Thursday, October 22nd
Merely Players present WAKEY WAKEY
8:00am / Virtual
Merely Players presentWAKEY WAKEY by Will Eno  A poignant examination of Life and Death   Watch online at any time you wish!  8am-midnight on these dates:  OCTOBER 17,18,22,23 and 24, 2020 Tickets: Pay What You Can per Household  Available on the Merely Players Website www.merelyplayers.us  970-946-2240
Volunteer Hotline Advocates Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
Virtual Cardio/Strength Class
9:00am / Virtual Class on Zoom
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-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email for class registration
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31..
Virtual Zumba®
1:00pm / Virtual on Zoom
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! * Class runs from 1:15-2:15. Please email for class registration
Thursday After School Art - Grades 3rd - 5th
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
After School Arts at the Durango Arts Center offers 3rd through 5th-grade students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist and Education Director, Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Live Music with Tim Sullivan
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Tim Sullivan, singer/songwriter, has been a featured performer with Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tammy Wynette, and Glen Campbell. He has entertained at venues across the country from “The Crazy Horse” in Los Angeles to “Town Hall” on Broadway in New York City. Tim and his band have been featured at the Olympic Equestrian Center in Sydney, Australia and also at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. Tim and his family have performed in concert at “Carnegie Hall” four different times. The last performance at Carnegie Hall was featured on NBC’s “Today Show” and NBC’s Nightly News.
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Friday, October 23rd
Merely Players present WAKEY WAKEY
8:00am / Virtual
Merely Players presentWAKEY WAKEY by Will Eno  A poignant examination of Life and Death   Watch online at any time you wish!  8am-midnight on these dates:  OCTOBER 17,18,22,23 and 24, 2020 Tickets: Pay What You Can per Household  Available on the Merely Players Website www.merelyplayers.us  970-946-2240
Volunteer Hotline Advocates Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. Alternative Horizons is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. Make a difference in the lives of others, join us for a free comprehensive online training.    Next volunteer training October 5th through October 23rd.    For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. http://www.alternativehorizons.org/
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
Kaiut Yoga Method: two class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Classes at 9 and noon on Fridays   Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
Virtual Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM. Please email for class registration
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Live Music with Jack Ellis
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Jack Ellis is a singer/songwriter and plays a variety of music. He loves acoustic blues and country, finger style folk music, and songs with powerful lyrics. He grew up in New York and played in several coffee houses during his teen years. Jack has lived in the Big Bend area of Texas for a spell, holds an MA in Literature, taught both in high school and college, and has lived in Colorado since 1975. Join Jack in The Office!
Patrick Crossing at Ernies
6:00pm / 11th Street Station
Come enjoy some live music!
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Saturday, October 24th
Merely Players present WAKEY WAKEY
8:00am / Virtual
Merely Players presentWAKEY WAKEY by Will Eno  A poignant examination of Life and Death   Watch online at any time you wish!  8am-midnight on these dates:  OCTOBER 17,18,22,23 and 24, 2020 Tickets: Pay What You Can per Household  Available on the Merely Players Website www.merelyplayers.us  970-946-2240
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
Kaiut Yoga Method
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Drug Take Back Day
10:00am / Police Substation
Do you have unused or expired medications? The Durango Police Department will accept prescription and over-the-counter medications during Drug Take Back Day.    Individuals dropping off medications will remain in their vehicles and hand medications to Durango Police Department employees. Individuals are asked to wear face masks when pulling up to hand off their medications.    Only pills and patches will be accepted during Drug Take Back Day. Needles and sharps also will not be accepted, but can be disposed of in a receptacle located in the Police Department lobby, 990 E. 2nd Ave. throughout the year.
iAM Music Fest - Early Show at the Distillery - J-Calvin
4:00pm / Durango Craft Spirits
Featuring some of the best local bands - come enjoy!
Adam G. Swanson on the piano
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Adam Swanson, our fabulous ragtime in residence, performs ragtime and other favorites.
iAM Music Fest - Late Show at the Distillery - Stillhouse Junkies
7:00pm / Durango Craft Spirits
Featuring some of the best local bands - come enjoy!
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Sunday, October 25th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
The Durango Flea Market is the place to be and shop on Sunday for a wide range of second hand items from funky to functional. Free admission and parking
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Living Locally in Rural Colorado
4:00pm / Virtual
This conversation with Monique DiGiorgio and Rachel Landis will center around local food security and agriculture in Southwest Colorado. State Representative Barbara McLachlan is excited to bring these two experts into the conversation. Please join with your questions and concerns on Facebook Live!
Blue Moon Ramblers
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Come enjoy the Blue Moon Ramblers as we have on Sundays for over 30 years. Swing open the saloon doors and join us!
Live Music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Joel Racheff was born in Wyoming, raised in New Mexico, and has spent most of his adult life in good ol’ Durango. As a young man, Joel was and continues to be interested in many types of music. As an old man, Joel enjoys Jello, long naps, and babbling (not necessarily in that order). One of the many talents he brings to the Bar D Wranglers is-?. While trying to sing lead and harmony parts with the group, Joel lays down…the foundation on his upright bass. Joel’s family includes his lovely wife Patty and sons, “Thing One” & “Thing Two” (Ringo and Cody).
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Monday, October 26th
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
18th Annual Pint for a Pint Blood Drive
8:00am / Donate Blood
The Durango Bootlegger’s Society will hold its 18th Annual “Pint for Pint” Blood Drive for Vitalant of Durango Blood Services, Monday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Oct 30.    Donate blood and receive a free t-shirt AND a voucher for a free pint at any Bootlegger’s Society brewery… Steamworks, Carver’s, Ska, and Animas Brewing Co.   To sign up, text or call Kristan at 505.686.9777
Virtual Cardio/Strength Class
9:00am / Virtual Class on Zoom
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-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available.
Kaiut Yoga Method: three class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Classes at 9, noon and 5:30- Mondays and Wednesdays   Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Middle-High School Mondays
4:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Creative, non-judgmental, ART FUN!    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max. Each week students will discover a new art medium, a new artistic skill, and study some of the greatest artists of all time! Draw, paint, sculpt and create!    All materials, instruction and inspiration included.    6th - 12th grade    Enroll and reserve your spot today!    Email Deena Carney, Education Director, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org Scholarships Available!
Live Music with Rob Webster
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Originally from Chicago-land, Rob is one of our favorite entertainers and also thinks The Office Spiritorium is one of the “coolest rooms in Durango!” Join us for Rob’s Peace Through Music experience.
Live Music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Joel Racheff was born in Wyoming, raised in New Mexico, and has spent most of his adult life in good ol’ Durango. As a young man, Joel was and continues to be interested in many types of music. As an old man, Joel enjoys Jello, long naps, and babbling (not necessarily in that order). One of the many talents he brings to the Bar D Wranglers is-?. While trying to sing lead and harmony parts with the group, Joel lays down…the foundation on his upright bass. Joel’s family includes his lovely wife Patty and sons, “Thing One” & “Thing Two” (Ringo and Cody).
 Tuesday, October 27th
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
18th Annual Pint for a Pint Blood Drive
8:00am / Donate Blood
The Durango Bootlegger’s Society will hold its 18th Annual “Pint for Pint” Blood Drive for Vitalant of Durango Blood Services, Monday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Oct 30.    Donate blood and receive a free t-shirt AND a voucher for a free pint at any Bootlegger’s Society brewery… Steamworks, Carver’s, Ska, and Animas Brewing Co.   To sign up, text or call Kristan at 505.686.9777
E-Commerce Series: How to Optimize SEO for your E-Commerce Site
9:00am / Virtual
In this workshop, we will show you the framework to launch a site that connects, captures, and converts. Learn how to optimize your website, attract your ideal customer, and brand your website. We will cover:  Setting Goals for Your E-Commerce Site  Writing Conversion Copy to Attract Your Ideal Customer + Pages to Include  Writing Effective Product Descriptions + The Difference Between Features vs Benefits  Branding Your E-Commerce Site
Zumba Gold® Virtual on Zoom
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email for Zoom link. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Weekly Activity Kits
10:00am / Durango Public Library
Are you missing the youth programming at the Library? We miss you too! But we are excited to continue offering Activity Kits through the end of the year. Each week you can pick up a new activity.    Give us a call (970-375-3380) or send us an email (reference@durangogov.org) beginning Tuesday morning to request a kit
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Tuesday Art For Homeschoolers, Grades 3rd - 5th
12:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Art at the Durango Arts Center for at-home-learners, learning pods, and home-school groups offer 3rd through 5th-grade students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist, and Education Director Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Zumba® Virtual on Zoom
1:00pm / Virtual on Zoom
Zoom Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome!
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a couple. He now lives in southwest Colorado and plays at resorts, clubs and restaurants throughout the Four Corners area. Terry’s musical roots are classic rock, but after living in Colorado for some time he can also do a full night of country music. He can also mix in some blues, reggae, contemporary rock and his own original compositions. Terry also has an excellent three piece band that plays a wide variety of music.
Live Music with Sean Obrien
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Sean grew up playing many different instruments, none of which has fascinated him as much as the guitar. He began playing guitar in 2001 in Ojai, CA, and since then it has brought him many friends and fine experiences. When he plays, he tries to provide a landscape for both himself and the audience to inhabit, so that everyone feels the same. His influences range from traditional Celtic music to blues, country western to Norah Jones, Bob Seger to English choral music. Guns N Roses to Sharon Jones. Join Sean in The Office!
 Wednesday, October 28th
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
18th Annual Pint for a Pint Blood Drive
8:00am / Donate Blood
The Durango Bootlegger’s Society will hold its 18th Annual “Pint for Pint” Blood Drive for Vitalant of Durango Blood Services, Monday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Oct 30.    Donate blood and receive a free t-shirt AND a voucher for a free pint at any Bootlegger’s Society brewery… Steamworks, Carver’s, Ska, and Animas Brewing Co.   To sign up, text or call Kristan at 505.686.9777
Kaiut Yoga Method: three class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.    Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Wednesday Art For Homeschoolers- Middle / High School
12:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Art at the Durango Arts Center for at-home-learners, learning pods, and home-school groups offer Middle & High School students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist, and Education Director Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a couple. He now lives in southwest Colorado and plays at resorts, clubs and restaurants throughout the Four Corners area. Terry’s musical roots are classic rock, but after living in Colorado for some time he can also do a full night of country music. He can also mix in some blues, reggae, contemporary rock and his own original compositions. Terry also has an excellent three piece band that plays a wide variety of music.
Live Music with Donny Johnson
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Donny is a self-proclaimed “Troubador!” He plays the guitar and sings – mostly cover tunes of everyone from working musician Willie Nelson to Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, John Prine, Guy Clark, and the list goes on. He loves gigging and we certainly love that he enjoys The Strater Hotel’s venues.
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Thursday, October 29th
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
18th Annual Pint for a Pint Blood Drive
8:00am / Donate Blood
The Durango Bootlegger’s Society will hold its 18th Annual “Pint for Pint” Blood Drive for Vitalant of Durango Blood Services, Monday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Oct 30.    Donate blood and receive a free t-shirt AND a voucher for a free pint at any Bootlegger’s Society brewery… Steamworks, Carver’s, Ska, and Animas Brewing Co.   To sign up, text or call Kristan at 505.686.9777
Virtual Cardio/Strength Class
9:00am / Virtual Class on Zoom
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-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email for class registration
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Virtual Zumba®
1:00pm / Virtual on Zoom
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! * Class runs from 1:15-2:15. Please email for class registration
Thursday After School Art - Grades 3rd - 5th
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
After School Arts at the Durango Arts Center offers 3rd through 5th-grade students an opportunity to expand their art-making experience by working with our teaching artist and Education Director, Deena Carney.    Every month, classes explore a new medium, artist, culture, or concept. The classes offer fun, non-competitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    Classes are held in the Durango Arts Center Gallery once a week with distanced groups of 10 students max.    Email Deena Carney, with any questions: deena@durangoarts.org
Live Music with Tim Sullivan
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Tim Sullivan, singer/songwriter, has been a featured performer with Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tammy Wynette, and Glen Campbell. He has entertained at venues across the country from “The Crazy Horse” in Los Angeles to “Town Hall” on Broadway in New York City. Tim and his band have been featured at the Olympic Equestrian Center in Sydney, Australia and also at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. Tim and his family have performed in concert at “Carnegie Hall” four different times. The last performance at Carnegie Hall was featured on NBC’s “Today Show” and NBC’s Nightly News.
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Friday, October 30th
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
18th Annual Pint for a Pint Blood Drive
8:00am / Donate Blood
The Durango Bootlegger’s Society will hold its 18th Annual “Pint for Pint” Blood Drive for Vitalant of Durango Blood Services, Monday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Oct 30.    Donate blood and receive a free t-shirt AND a voucher for a free pint at any Bootlegger’s Society brewery… Steamworks, Carver’s, Ska, and Animas Brewing Co.   To sign up, text or call Kristan at 505.686.9777
Kaiut Yoga Method: two class times
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Classes at 9 and noon on Fridays   Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
Virtual Zumba Gold®
9:30am / Virtual on Zoom
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Class is open to all-1st class free! Multi class discount punch cards available. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM. Please email for class registration
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
Live Music with Joel Racheff
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Joel Racheff was born in Wyoming, raised in New Mexico, and has spent most of his adult life in good ol’ Durango. As a young man, Joel was and continues to be interested in many types of music. As an old man, Joel enjoys Jello, long naps, and babbling (not necessarily in that order). One of the many talents he brings to the Bar D Wranglers is-?. While trying to sing lead and harmony parts with the group, Joel lays down…the foundation on his upright bass. Joel’s family includes his lovely wife Patty and sons, “Thing One” & “Thing Two” (Ringo and Cody).
Live Music with Matt Rupnow
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Matt Rupnow is a Singer/Songwriter who lives in Southwest Colorado. He is writing, recording and performing his unique blend of music he likes to call “Rocky Mountain Soul Music”. Matt is also a current and founding member of the Durango, Colorado based jam band Red Eyed Djinn. Matt performs his own music as well as an eclectic mix of favorites. His solo act features a variety of styles ranging from Country to Reggae, from Rock to Blues, to Motown, Soul and Funk. Matt also utilizes a looper in his solo shows to help create rhythms, melodies, and harmonies that blanket the sonic landscape with colorful sounds and inventive improvisations. Matt has spent years honing his style and playing in bands and has toured the country and Mexico with the Americana outfit and Tempe, Arizona based D.L. Marble Band. He also had the privilege of recording two studio albums in the D.L. Marble Band with producer Eric Ambel (formerly of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) in his NYC studio Cowboy Technical Services and working with producer Rob Hill in L.A.
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
 Saturday, October 31st
Mountain Middle School Fundraiser - 'TRUST ME', a documentary
8:00am / Virtual
Mountain middle school is featured in an unreleased 90 minute documentary, "TRUST ME.” "TRUST ME" is a 90 minute documentary that explores how a lack of media literacy is causing physical, emotional and political problems.   Join us for a virtual screening of the film between October 16-31 before the global release. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to the school for an upcoming building expansion! The rest will be shared with the Getting Better Foundation to raise awareness of and support legislation regarding media literacy.    Tickets are $20
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
Kaiut Yoga Method
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit Kaiutyogadurango.com for info and schedule of classes.
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
CANCELLED Children's Halloween
4:00pm / Downtown Durango
No goblins and ghosts in Downtown this year: We held out as long as we could in planning, as we were hoping for a change, but the BID has cancelled the Children’s Halloween event in Downtown Durango this year. BOOOOOOO. But it’s safety first, and given that this popular event has no social distancing (and Halloween masks don’t rise to the prevention standard), we’ll postpone to next year.    BUT, as of now we’re still planning to do Singing With Santa and light the Holiday Tree in Buckley Park! Stay tuned for how we tweak that event in this age of COVID.
Adam G. Swanson on the piano
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Adam Swanson, our fabulous ragtime in residence, performs ragtime and other favorites.
Live Music with Jess Ogle
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Jesse Ogle, one of the founders of the iAm Music Institute, has toured extensively as a bassist across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Northern Europe with his co-founded group Hello Dollface. He currently leads the Modern Soul group J-Calvin with over a hundred performances and two consecutive years performing at Telluride Jazz Fest. Jesse hosts a weekly jazz jam and monthly songwriting series in the greater Durango community. He is also a freelance musician and plays guitar and bass for hire and can be seen regularly performing with Sean Farley and Space Between Shadows. Jesse is very active in the Mountain West and Southwest music scenes in the U.S. as a touring musician, booking agent, manager and music educator. When Jesse isn’t playing music, he teaches music, helps others, volunteers and spends time in nature.
Halloween at Ernie's with Bad Goat
7:00pm / 11th Street Station
Join Stephen for a special night of downtempo and balearic jams on the patio with a few rare vinyl cuts thrown in for good measure.
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