October 2021 Events

 Friday, October 1st
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Fall Photographer's Special
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Join us for a unique and truly spectacular Fall Photo Special featuring both Southern Pacific 18, on its farewell tour before returning home to California, and Galloping Goose #5 which hails from Dolores, Colorado.   Unlike the regular excursion trains, Photographer Special Trains allow you to de-board at pre-determined locations along the route to experience the pure majesty of early autumn in the San Juan Mountains, form a photo line as the train backs up and out of sight and with two blasts of the whistle, proceed forward steaming past you, shutters clicking and video rolling! Opportunities abound to photograph these historically significant trains against a backdrop of the high mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado while enjoying the vibrant autumn colors and the free-flowing Animas River! This will be a trip where you will make lifelong memories!   Reservations will be taken by phone only. Please call 1-888-872-4607.
Cowboy Poet Trailride
10:00am / Bucks Livery
Join Buck's Livery for a beautiful two-hour trail ride through the San Juan Mountains. There's no better way to see Colorado than from the back of a horse. After the ride, return to the stable to enjoy some classic western music along with a delicious cowboy lunch provided by Lone Spur Cafe.   Space is limited.   Call 970-946-8495 or visit buckslivery.com for reservations. (Advanced Reservations Encouraged)
Durango Cowboy Gathering Free Open Air Concert
11:00am / Balcony Bar and Grill
Enjoy one of our featured cowboy musicians at an outside venue in historical downtown Durango. FREE ADMISSION.
Durango Cowboy Gathering Free Open Air Concert
11:00am / Four Leaves Winery
Enjoy one of our featured cowboy musicians at an outside venue in historical downtown Durango. FREE ADMISSION.
Durango Cowboy Gathering Free Open Air Concert
11:00am / Train Depot Lawn
Enjoy one of our featured cowboy musicians at an outside venue in historical downtown Durango. FREE ADMISSION.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Book Signing
4:00pm / Secret Garden next to the Rochester Hotel
Horse Brain, Human Brain by author Janet Jones!!
Tico Time Country Fest
5:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
Family Friendly Country Festival with on site Full Hook Up RV Sites, tent camping, and 92 Acres of Festival Riverfront Paradise!!!
Western Art Gallery Exhibits and Free Receptions
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Featuring the best in Western art!
Western Art Gallery Exhibits and Free Receptions
5:00pm / Toh-atin Gallery
Featuring the best in Western art!
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show - Opening Reception
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings, note cards, prints, and calendars for sale. Meet the artist!
Wild Country Live
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Wild Country playing along with our famous prime rib night and killer drink specials. Make sure to RSVP as seating goes very fast.
Cowboy Comedy Review
6:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at an intimate local theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.
2021-2022 Recital Series at the UUFD
7:00pm / Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango
The 14th season of the Recital Series will begin with the Montage Music Society from Santa Fe. Artist are Carla Kountoupes, violin, Sally Guenther, cello and Debra Ayers, piano.    They will preform contemporary music inspired by visual art. Admission $20 adults, $8 students and children.
Four Corners Comedy Festival - Headliner Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Featuring Miami's Best Comic of 2021 Brittany Brave, Host David Oakley (GA) and other selected comics
Four Corners Comedy Festival - Friday Night Show
7:00pm / The Powerhouse
Featuring Elliot Weber of Dead Room Comedy, Host Jesse Ever (AZ) and other selected comics
Cowboy Classic: Western Variety Show With A Twist - Sounds of the West
8:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at an intimate local theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.
Four Corners Comedy Festival - One Million Ways to Drag In the West
9:00pm / The Powerhouse
Starts at 9:15 pm. Featuring drag performers and comics
Melody Lines, Forrest Pump, LootBegga
9:30pm / Animas City Theatre
Melody Lines is an innovative Electronic group from Denver, creating music that draws inspiration from all genres of music. Each song is completely unique from each other, there's a song for every moment, and listener of music. Each song is created by Vinny Crippen, and accompanied by Nick Hadden on Drums Live. Both Vinny & Nick have music degrees from CU Denver, and have decades experience. This band loves to jam and incorporates numerous live elements such as guitar, drums, and featured instrumentalists. Every show turns into a party with these two, but their music goes far beyond just that. Melody Lines embraces the power behind music, allowing sensations from music that evoke emotions. Funky bass lines, synthesizers, and symphonic elements are combined to make a massive soundscape for all listeners, anybody can find a tune that they can identify with.   As of 2019 Melody Lines has signed onto established Denver record label and artists collective The Mile High Sound Movement.   Live Videos  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5YHXWZpNQg  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JnQY_tQ2_4   Soundcloud  https://soundcloud.com/melodylinesmusic   Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/melodylinesmusic/   Forest Pump:  Mid-Tempo, House, Bass, Glitch  Get those booties bouncin'! Throughout the duo's music career they have shared stages with countless national and international artists over the years at venues and festivals. Such as Griz, Dirtwire, Terravita, Manic Focus, The Sponges, Mobb Deep, Manic Focus, Govinda, Dirtwire, Beat Kitty, Kowta, Dirtybird Artists, and Desert Hearts Artists, AnaSia, Cofresi, Govinda, Lyrics Born, Vibesquad, Blockhead, Homemade Spaceship, Mix Master Mike, Melody Lines, MIDIcinal and more.   Catch Forrest Pump at a show/ festival near you!   FORREST PUMP LINKS  http://facebook.com/Fpump  http://bit.ly/SPOTIFY_Fpump  http://bit.ly/SOUNDCLOUD_Fpump  http://bit.ly/INSTAGRAM_Fpump  http://bit.ly/iTUNES_Fpump 
 Saturday, October 2nd
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Homebuyer Education Class in Durango
8:30am / Fort Lewis Campus
Tired of renting? Join our Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance.    Space is limited. To register please visit: www.homesfund.org.
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
Celebrating 25 years!   Buy Your Produce in our Open Air Market from the Farmer that Grew it.  Connecting Local Agriculture with the Community.  Vegetables, Meat, Honey, Jewelry, Fruit, Eggs, Cheese, Ceramics, Mushrooms  Fresh Made Ready to Eat Meals
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival
9:00am / Riverside Park
Come to beautiful Riverside Park in Aztec, NM for the Four Corners region's premier event celebrating Celtic culture! Where the Southwest meets the Scottish Highlands.   Watch athletes from all over the region compete in Highland Games and Highland Dance competitions, experience the music and pagentry of the (bag)Pipe and Drums corps, and hear music rooted in Celtic traditions from a variety of bands on 2 stages.    Shop with local and regional vendors for art, jewelry and Celtic clothing, or have hand-sewn boots made just for you.   Enjoy Scottish meat pies, bangers and mash or good old-fashioned burgers with lemonade, beer or wine. Wear your kilts and participate in the Romance Novel Cover Pose competition!    See more details and schedules, and buy tickets for the day or the entire weekend now at https://www.aztechighlandgames.com/ This is a family event--Children under 12 are admitted free!
Solar & Net Zero Home Tour and Sunset Soiree
10:00am / Multiple Locations
Join 4CORE for the 2021 Solar & Net Zero Home Tour! Visit innovative, energy-efficient and solar-powered sites around Durango from 10am-5pm.   Immediately following the tour from 5-8pm is the Sunset Soiree. Enjoy music from Pete Giuliani, cocktails and sunset overlooking the Animas Valley.   Tour only tickets are $12; tour + soiree tickets are $30. Purchase online or at the Farmer's Market on 9/18, 9/25 and 10/2.   *Proof of vaccination will be required for both events.
Pumpkin Patch
10:00am / The Gardens at James Ranch (park in the James Ranch parking lot)
We have a great crop of pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch this year and we'd like to invite you out to our Annual Pumpkin Patch event to share in the harvest. Visit our authentic pumpkin patch with so many varieties including Jack O'Lanterns, Cinderellas, Porcelain, Marina de Chioggia, Winter Luxury Pie Pumpkins, Jarrahdale and more!   Walk to the gardens, pick out your pumpkins, pay in the patch, transportation provided back to your car!
Cowboy Poetry and Music, Storytelling and Folklore
10:30am / Various Venues
These sessions are free!  This year's theme is "Cowboys on Main Street." You will find musicians at the Strater Hotel, Wild Horse Saloon, Four Leaves Winery and strolling the streets. Invited performers. Concurrent sessions change every hour in each location.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Western Heritage Tribute
11:30am / Mahogany Grill
Join us as we gather to celebrate parade Grand Marshal Anne Rapp and retiring Strater Hotel owner Rod Barker. Lunch menu and cash bar, free entertainment.
Skyhawks Football
12:00pm / Ray Dennison Memorial Field
Skyhawks vs Black Hills State University (S.D.)
Cowboy Comedy Review
2:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at an intimate local theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.
Durango Cowboy Gathering Poster Session
4:30pm / Toh-atin Gallery
Invited poets and musicians will perform their interpretations of this year's limited-edition print.    Hosted by Lindy Simmons. 5:30-6:30 PM, FREE Reception.   Autographed prints of "High Country Autumn" by artist John Kosel will be available for $30.
Tico Time Country Fest
5:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
Family Friendly Country Festival with on site Full Hook Up RV Sites, tent camping, and 92 Acres of Festival Riverfront Paradise!!!
Live Music with Donny Johnson
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music on our patio with the one and only Donny Johnson playing from 5pm to 9pm. Don't miss out on all the fun and great deals on food and drinks. Make sure to RSVP.
Cowboy Classic: Western Variety Show With A Twist - Sounds of the West
6:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at an intimate local theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.
Merely Players present Men on Boats
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
Four Corners Comedy Festival - Headliner Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Headliner Elliot Weber of Dead Room Comedy, Host Jill Carlson, other selected performers
Farmington Hill - Early Show
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm // Show 8:00pm  Tickets Available at www.animascitytheatre.com  21+   Farmington Hill brings you country-fried indie rock from Southwest Colorado. Paul “Bubba” Iudice (acoustic guitar) and Erik Nordstrom (telecaster) have been collaborating since 2006, dusting off some old songs while creating new music about drinking, driving, friends that have passed away, love, heartbreak, the good life, and the not-so-good life. Kelly Rogers adds lap-steel to the mix. Jim Belcher lays down the bass, and David Sachs provides tasty drum licks. Jim and Dave have been part of the Durango music scene for quite some time, and we are honored that they joined the band in the spring of 2019. This is music suitable for both a raucous Saturday night and the accompanying Sunday hangover.    https://www.farmingtonhill.com/home  https://www.farmingtonhill.com/audio  https://www.facebook.com/FarmingtonHill 
Cowboy Comedy Review
8:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at an intimate local theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.
 Sunday, October 3rd
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
8:00am / Various Venues
According to True West magazine's Best of West, the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a must-see in 2021. This exciting fun-filled event brings poets and musicians from throughout the country together with audiences to preserve and celebrate the American West with cowboy music, poetry and storytelling.    For a complete schedule of events, visit www.durangocowboy.org or call 970-403-4451.
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month from 9 AM to 11 AM at the VFW Post 4031. Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival
9:00am / Riverside Park
Come to beautiful Riverside Park in Aztec, NM for the Four Corners region's premier event celebrating Celtic culture! Where the Southwest meets the Scottish Highlands.   Watch athletes from all over the region compete in Highland Games and Highland Dance competitions, experience the music and pagentry of the (bag)Pipe and Drums corps, and hear music rooted in Celtic traditions from a variety of bands on 2 stages.    Shop with local and regional vendors for art, jewelry and Celtic clothing, or have hand-sewn boots made just for you.   Enjoy Scottish meat pies, bangers and mash or good old-fashioned burgers with lemonade, beer or wine. Wear your kilts and participate in the Romance Novel Cover Pose competition!    See more details and schedules, and buy tickets for the day or the entire weekend now at https://www.aztechighlandgames.com/ This is a family event--Children under 12 are admitted free!
A Cowboy And His Creator
10:00am / Durango Cowboy Church
Inspirational poetry and music featuring many of our invited performers. Hosted by Sam Noble. Potluck with meat provided.
Pumpkin Patch
10:00am / The Gardens at James Ranch (park in the James Ranch parking lot)
We have a great crop of pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch this year and we'd like to invite you out to our Annual Pumpkin Patch event to share in the harvest. Visit our authentic pumpkin patch with so many varieties including Jack O'Lanterns, Cinderellas, Porcelain, Marina de Chioggia, Winter Luxury Pie Pumpkins, Jarrahdale and more!   Walk to the gardens, pick out your pumpkins, pay in the patch, transportation provided back to your car!
Merely Players present Men on Boats
2:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
Four Corners Comedy Festival - Community Appreciation Show
2:00pm / The Powerhouse
Watch your locals for free. Outdoor at Power Science Center. Bring your own chairs and food! NOT APPROVED FOR ALL AUDIENCES. Tickets are free but being issued for head count purposes. A food truck and alcohol MAY be available but we aren't sure....
Shanta Goes Global Fundraiser
3:00pm / River Bend Rnach
Join the Shanta Foundation for a presentation and fundraiser to learn about the work we do in developing nations. Our model empowers rural villagers mired in extreme poverty to solve local problems, such as hunger, education and health issues exacerbated by the Covid19 pandemic. Extreme poverty is not a given! If we unite around proven solutions, we can put an end to this needless suffering. Currently, our work focuses on villages in SE Asia, but we are exploring expansion to another continent. If you'd like to see an end to global hunger, come and see what we are all about.
Tico Time Country Fest
5:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
Family Friendly Country Festival with on site Full Hook Up RV Sites, tent camping, and 92 Acres of Festival Riverfront Paradise!!!
 Monday, October 4th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, October 5th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata Senior Center
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Multi class discount punch cards available.    Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Pre-registration is required for all classes, please call Bernice at the Sr Center 970-382-6428 to register. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.    *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Tuesday Twin Butte Farm Stand
3:00pm / Twin Buttes
Twin Buttes' farm-to-table living keeps us connected to locally grown food, the natural world, and each other.   Just above the main entrance to Twin Buttes is our Farm Stand, a seasonal market offering fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, flowers, and sometimes honey, produced by farmers you'll come to know. We also offer several frozen cuts of grass-fed beef, some pasture-raised right here at Twin Buttes.
KidsPick in the Park
5:00pm / Rotary Park
Bluegrass in the Schools Presents the 1st Annual KidsPick in the Park!   This awesome kid-centered event is open to kids of all ages and musical abilities! This event will feature a short live bluegrass performance followed by a jam session where we can all participate. Bring your instruments and voices and join us for this FREE event!   For questions, please email schools@durangomeltdown.com
 Wednesday, October 6th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Adult Pottery Classses
1:00pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Join potter Margie Coates for an 11 week pottery class every Wednesday from 1pm - 3pm.   Students will learn the expressive potential of hand-building with clay through pinch, coil, and slab construction and will be introduced to the potter's wheel, for beginning and intermediate students. Basic throwing skills will be taught, as well as design and decorative techniques for functional pottery forms. Individual interests and skills will drive the class.    Classes begin September 8th and end November 17th and all levels are welcome! Cost is $220 per 11 week session ($20 per class) plus a $35 materials fee. Firing work created in class is included in the fee.
Early Art Pre-K Afterschool Arts Program
2:30pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit is excited to be offering our first ever Pre-K after-school arts program! Classes are based on the Ignacio School early release schedule and will be held each Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm - 5:00pm.    Registration packets are available at the Dancing Spirit office or on our webpage.
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on our beautiful patio and enjoying all the great food and drink specials all night long. Don't miss out make sure you RSVP!
2021 LPEA Annual Meeting
6:00pm / LPEA Zoom
Join LPEA for our virtual 2021 Annual Meeting! The agenda includes presentations on LPEA's 2020 accomplishments, finances, and a live Q&A session with our members. Pre-registration required. Attendees will be entered to win numerous door prizes! Winners will be drawn at the conclusion of the meeting.
 Thursday, October 7th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.    *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Introduction to Herbalism for Wellness
3:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Come learn about how to use herbs to promote wellness and the basics of herbalism with the new owner of Dancing Willow Herbs, Elliott Brinkley.    You will leave with the knowledge of how to begin utilizing herbal medicine in your daily life as well as the basics of how to make your own herbal tea blends. There will be a hands on medicine making opportunity, where we will all make tea together that everyone will get to take home.    Give yourself the gift of herbal knowledge, and join us!
Fruit Glean Happy Hour
4:00pm / La Plata County
Join the Good Food Collective this and every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 for our FREE Community Fruit Glean Happy Hour to harvest excess fruit from Durango's backyard trees.    To quench our thirst, a guest mixologist will be serving up feral fruit mocktails made from local, fresh fruit. Gleaners are invited to bring boxes and bags to take home as much fruit as they want. Remaining fruit is donated to regional food assistance programs.   This family friendly event helps get fresh produce to our region's food insecure populations, protects our bear populations and reduces waste!    Spots are limited, so please RSVP on our website - https://www.goodfoodcollective.org    Can't make it? Not a problem, our website also features a database of fruit tree owners in search of harvesters, harvest equipment rentals, and DIY harvest educational materials!
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
SKA-BQ with Thee Fearless Peasants
5:00pm / Ska Brewing Co.
Thee Fearless Peasants will be hosting SKA-BQ!   What will they play this time? Bluegrass? Rock? Blues? Punk? Heavy Metal? Rock Opera?   The answer is YES!
Live Music with Terry Rickard
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having a very special guest playing out on our patio from 5pm to 9pm. Don't miss out on the great music and food. RSVP!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases, and food available from Juicy's Shanty.
Merely Players present Men on Boats
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
 Friday, October 8th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
BID Monthly Coffee and Conversation Meeting
8:30am / TBK Bank
BID's monthly meeting is your opportunity to find out what is happening in Downtown Durango and in the North Main District. Join us for great networking and timely information! Held every month on the second Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 am at TBK Bank, 259 W. 9th Street, in the Community Room. The Community Room is located on the east side of the building.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata Senior Center
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Cancer Coalition Jewelry Fundraiser
12:00pm / Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
The Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado invites the public to attend its annual jewelry sale, featuring local "Style 'N' Stones" artists.   A portion of every sale (30-100%) benefits the Cancer Coalition, which uses the funds to provide utility, rent, gas and other essentials to active cancer treatment patients in this region. This is a great way to help our neighbors. Light snacks and beverages provided.
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Handbuilding Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional clay dish of your choice. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour treats, spend time with community artists, and, most importantly, hand-build a clay dish to use for years to come.    By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which we will apply when your dish is dry. Look for an email telling you when your dish is ready for pick-up and use.    Let the fun begin    **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Live Music with Ben Gibson
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live on the patio tonight from 5pm to 9pm. Come enjoy great food and drink specials all night long.
A Spooky Night at the Pumpkin Patch
6:00pm / Falfa Pumpkin Patch
Come out to Durango's only authentic pumpkin patch and see our spooky animated monsters come to life! Hot chocolate and smores are included with the price of admission. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes and wear headlamps after dark. Barrel train rides available for an additional $3 per child and pumpkins are available for purchase.
Merely Players present Men on Boats
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
ill.GATES 'The Arrival Tour' Ahee & Mtn Menace
8:30pm / Animas City Theatre
As one of the forefathers of modern Bass music, Vancouver-based producer has ill..GATES earned a distinction as both innovator and inspiration for passionate music enthusiasts around the globe.   Emerging from Toronto, Dylan Gates found fame early on behind dynamic dance floor bangers and a keen sense of direction as a producer and Sonic curator. As a teenager, he quickly amassed fame behind extended releases, remixes and collaborations with contemporaries An-ten-ae, Beats Antique, David Starfire, Liquid Stranger, KJ Sawka, Clozee and Vibesquad. ill.Gates has headlined festivals around the world, culling eclectic gatherings of listeners at events like Burning Man & Shambhala. In 2016, Gates found his true calling as a musician; molding generations to come via his Producer Dojo, an organization dedicated to cultivating discipline and long term success for producers. With the mantra of 'launching 1000 music careers,' the Producer Dojo provides the tools for young artists to create their own online business, sell samples and release on the Dojo label. After moving to L.A. in 2018, ill.Gates set his sights on and accomplished building an empire of creatives ready to take on a constantly evolving music world. With that established, and 15+ years of punk, cultured experience, ill.Gates looks to release an album in late 2021 that builds on his long term success developing the rise in Bass culture.   Follow ill.Gates  Facebook : facebook.com/illGatesMusic  Instagram : instagram.com/illgatesmusic  YouTube: youtube.com/illGatesmusic  Twitter : twitter.com/illGatesMusic  Soundcloud : soundcloud.com/ill-gates  Patreon: patreon.com/illGATES  Artist Website: illgates.com  Label Website: Producerdojo.com
 Saturday, October 9th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
Celebrating 25 years!   Buy Your Produce in our Open Air Market from the Farmer that Grew it.  Connecting Local Agriculture with the Community.  Vegetables, Meat, Honey, Jewelry, Fruit, Eggs, Cheese, Ceramics, Mushrooms  Fresh Made Ready to Eat Meals
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
13th Annual Apple Days Festival
9:00am / The Durango Farmers Market
Join the Good Food Collective and the Durango Farmers Market for the 13th Annual Apple Days Festival, brought to you by The Ore House Restaurant. This FREE festival celebrates our region's apple abundance, helps feed our community, reduces waste, and saves the bears! We invite you to join us on Saturday, October 9th, from 9am-12pm at the Durango Farmers Market. Come press apples into fresh local cider, eat tasty treats, participate in the apple pie-eating contest, and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities. Freshly pressed, local cider will be available for a suggested donation. All proceeds support Apple Days and The Good Food Collective.   Register To Volunteer: We are looking for apple pressers, apple juice pourers, and more! To volunteer for Apple Days (and get some free juice), sign up here on our website under the Apple Days Festival Tab!   Special thanks to our Premier Sponsor: The Ore House Restaurant.    Additional thanks to Elite-level Sponsors: Sage Farm Fresh Eats & Zia Taqueria, as well as our Gold Level Sponsors: Cream Bean Berry, The Hive, the City of Durango, Durango & Silverton Narrowgauge Railroad, Cooking Matters, Bearsmart Durango, the Fort Lewis Environmental Center, and the Durango Farmers Market
Annual Ski Pass Sale
9:00am / Ski Barn Durango
This weekend only!  Stop by to see what Purgatory and Telluride are offering. Great discounts on equipment, clothing and 20% off of season rentals
CANCELLED What a Girl Wants
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
What A Girl Wants Expo is an event featuring all things of interest to women - jewelry, hair and nails, cosmetics, clothing and accessories, sports & outdoor, children's products, health and fitness, food and cooking, home decor, self-improvement, home businesses and so much more! Each event offers a unique experience with a mix of wares from new vendors and your old favorites.    Admission fee will be collected at the door and is $5 for adults Kids 12 and under are free.
Pumpkin Patch
10:00am / The Gardens at James Ranch (park in the James Ranch parking lot)
We have a great crop of pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch this year and we'd like to invite you out to our Annual Pumpkin Patch event to share in the harvest. Visit our authentic pumpkin patch with so many varieties including Jack O'Lanterns, Cinderellas, Porcelain, Marina de Chioggia, Winter Luxury Pie Pumpkins, Jarrahdale and more!   Walk to the gardens, pick out your pumpkins, pay in the patch, transportation provided back to your car!
Yoga and Tea Retreat
10:30am / Create Art and Tea
Relax and recharge at Create Art and Tea. Join us for a day of Yoga, Chado and a High Tea lunch.    Mind.Body.Sound - Yoga Mahan Prem will guide you through meditation, movement, breath work and sound to prepare your body and mind for a beautiful experience of deep relaxation. Come as you are, all levels welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket.   Chado The Art of Tea - Join Sochi Nomoto for a journey of tranquility and experience the various elements of the Japanese culture, learn some of the language and history, as well learn the rituals of Japanese tea ceremony. Supplies are provided.    $150.00 register at www.createartandtea.com
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Animas City Looking Down on Durango Since 1876
1:00pm / Animas Museum
Join the Animas Museum for our Second Saturday Seminar Series on Zoom for a virtual tour of Animas City.    There is no charge for the webinar, but registration is required at animasmuseum.org/events.html. The webinar will be recorded.
Merely Players present Men on Boats
2:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
'Under the Lights' screening + Q&A with Pearce Joza
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Under the Lights is the story of Sam, a boy with epilepsy, so desperate to feel like a normal kid, he goes to prom knowing that the lights will make him have a seizure.   Cinema has historically stigmatized and ignored people with epilepsy. A demographic of 1 in 26 who have almost never been represented authentically on screen and suffer from brutal stigma every day. Written and directed by filmmaker with epilepsy, Miles Levin.    ONE NIGHT ONLY!  EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE SHOWING!   Starring: Pearce Joza from "Lab Rats, Mech- X4, Zombies 2, and Zombies 3", and Alyssa Jirrels from "MECH-X4, This Is The Year, Alexa & Katie"   Pearce will be doing a Q & A after the short film is over! Open to questions about the film and where he got his start in acting and theater!
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Live Music with Jack Ellis band
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table.
Merely Players present Men on Boats
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
 Sunday, October 10th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Annual Ski Pass Sale
9:00am / Ski Barn Durango
This weekend only!  Stop by to see what Purgatory and Telluride are offering. Great discounts on equipment, clothing and 20% off of season rentals
29th Annual Toy Run for Kids in Need
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Help us collect toys for local children in need this holiday season. Our annual toy run will benefit Toys for Tots, Volunteers of America, and the Mercy Health Foundation Pediatric Oncology Unit.    Join us at Durango Harley-Davidson for coffee and donuts, Then, follow Santa Claus on his Harley to the La Plata County Fairgrounds for all the fun!    Admission to the event is $10 or a new, unwrapped toy worth at least $10.    This event is family-friendly and will include a chili lunch, a cash bar, a DJ, silent auction and raffle.    All vehicles are welcome to join the ride from DHD to the fairgrounds.
Pumpkin Patch
10:00am / The Gardens at James Ranch (park in the James Ranch parking lot)
We have a great crop of pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch this year and we'd like to invite you out to our Annual Pumpkin Patch event to share in the harvest. Visit our authentic pumpkin patch with so many varieties including Jack O'Lanterns, Cinderellas, Porcelain, Marina de Chioggia, Winter Luxury Pie Pumpkins, Jarrahdale and more!   Walk to the gardens, pick out your pumpkins, pay in the patch, transportation provided back to your car!
Head to Sole Body Awareness Workshop
10:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
The Kaiut Yoga Method is a Brazilian method that uses accessible postures and defined sequences to open and "clean up" our joints. During class you will work on restoring your body's natural joint function and efficiency, countering the harmful effects of modern living. No experience with yoga is necessary! Experience the Kaiut Yoga Method difference today!   One session: $40, Both ($75)  Member Discount 20%  One Hour Lunch Break   Objective: To develop and deepen body awareness from our heads to the soles of our feet. Join us for a journey of awareness and presence through the Kaiut Yoga Method.   All Equipment Provided  Must Register!
Merely Players present Men on Boats
2:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
Spooky Silent Sunday with Swanson
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come marvel at the skills of the brilliant pianist Adam Swanson, in the return of his Silent Sunday Series at the Durango Arts Center.    He'll wow you on the keys as he accompanies 3 classic Halloween themed short silent films live on a concert grand including "The Haunted House" with the legendary Buster Keaton, "A Trip to the Moon" by Georges Méliès, "Habeas Corpus" with Laurel and Hardy and excerpts from "The Phantom of the Opera" starring Lon Chaney.    Discover a brand-new appreciation for a classic art form. A great afternoon in the theatre!    ****Silent Movie Costume Contest! Come dressed as your favorite silent movie character and win great DAC prizes and more!****
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Fur Trapper Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
 Monday, October 11th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Sign up! Holiday Art and Craft classes for kids
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
7 weeks of fun holiday theme art and craft classes for kids and teens. Only three spots left!  Thursdays 4:00-5:30  October 28 - December 16 
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Sign Up! Holiday Classes for Adults
7:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
4 weeks of fun, handmade Christmas classes for adults!
 Tuesday, October 12th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata Senior Center
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.    *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Tuesday Twin Butte Farm Stand
3:00pm / Twin Buttes
Twin Buttes' farm-to-table living keeps us connected to locally grown food, the natural world, and each other.   Just above the main entrance to Twin Buttes is our Farm Stand, a seasonal market offering fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, flowers, and sometimes honey, produced by farmers you'll come to know. We also offer several frozen cuts of grass-fed beef, some pasture-raised right here at Twin Buttes.
 Wednesday, October 13th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Adult Pottery Classses
1:00pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Join potter Margie Coates for an 11 week pottery class every Wednesday from 1pm - 3pm.   Students will learn the expressive potential of hand-building with clay through pinch, coil, and slab construction and will be introduced to the potter's wheel, for beginning and intermediate students. Basic throwing skills will be taught, as well as design and decorative techniques for functional pottery forms. Individual interests and skills will drive the class.    Classes begin September 8th and end November 17th and all levels are welcome! Cost is $220 per 11 week session ($20 per class) plus a $35 materials fee. Firing work created in class is included in the fee.
Early Art Pre-K Afterschool Arts Program
2:30pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit is excited to be offering our first ever Pre-K after-school arts program! Classes are based on the Ignacio School early release schedule and will be held each Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm - 5:00pm.    Registration packets are available at the Dancing Spirit office or on our webpage.
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society zoom presentation
7:00pm / Zoom
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a Zoom presentation. After a brief business meeting, Prof. Kathryn Baustian will present "Violence and Conflict in the American Southwest: A Biocultural Perspective of Mimbres and Mogollon Communities". This talk will be recorded. For login information, go to SJBAS.ORG and click on the Join Zoom Meeting link.
 Thursday, October 14th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship
8:00am / Purgatory Resort
The collegiate mountain bike national championship is coming to Purgatory Resort! Stay tuned for more details, and plan to be here for four days of racing with the best collegiate athletes in the country.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.    *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fruit Glean Happy Hour
4:00pm / La Plata County
Join the Good Food Collective this and every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 for our FREE Community Fruit Glean Happy Hour to harvest excess fruit from Durango's backyard trees.    To quench our thirst, a guest mixologist will be serving up feral fruit mocktails made from local, fresh fruit. Gleaners are invited to bring boxes and bags to take home as much fruit as they want. Remaining fruit is donated to regional food assistance programs.   This family friendly event helps get fresh produce to our region's food insecure populations, protects our bear populations and reduces waste!    Spots are limited, so please RSVP on our website - https://www.goodfoodcollective.org    Can't make it? Not a problem, our website also features a database of fruit tree owners in search of harvesters, harvest equipment rentals, and DIY harvest educational materials!
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Live Music with Rob Webster
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Snowdown Kick-off Party
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House
The official poster for Snowdown 2022 will be unveiled! This is also a great time to sign up if you want to volunteer for Snowdown, we have many opportunities! There will also be some good information for 2022, so whether you're an event coordinator, want to host an event, volunteer or just put on a costume and show up, you're welcome! Apps, cash bar.
Badly Bent Band
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs
Warm up from the chilly weather with some music pool side!
Merely Players present Men on Boats
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
 Friday, October 15th
Toastmasters at the Center for Innovation
7:00am / FLC Center for Innovation
Are you nervous about public speaking, or just dread the experience and wish you were better at it? Join us at the Center for Innovation Friday mornings for Toastmasters!    Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.   Can't make it in person? We host the meeting virtually, so join us from home! Meetings will start at 7:15am every Friday.   
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship
8:00am / Purgatory Resort
The collegiate mountain bike national championship is coming to Purgatory Resort! Stay tuned for more details, and plan to be here for four days of racing with the best collegiate athletes in the country.
Mass Ascension from the Launch Field
8:00am / Animas Valley Balloon Rally
Public Parking is in the field on the south side of Hermosa Meadows Road; Hwy 550. Do not park on the launch field.    Please do not park oat the Animas Valley Elementary as school is in session Friday am.   Please do not park on Hwy 550   We suggest warm clothes, tennis shoes or boots, no flip flops or sandals   No dogs allowed on the launch field. No smoking on the launch field. Please remember all events are weather permitting.
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata Senior Center
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Handbuilding Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional clay dish of your choice. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour treats, spend time with community artists, and, most importantly, hand-build a clay dish to use for years to come.    By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which we will apply when your dish is dry. Look for an email telling you when your dish is ready for pick-up and use.    Let the fun begin    **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Opening Reception
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer."
Euphoria Release Party
5:00pm / Ska Brewing
Euphoria Pale Ale, the beer of choice for epic powder days! Want in on the first sip? Come on over for our Euphoria Release Party!
Downtown Balloon Glow
6:00pm / 500 Block of Main Avenue
Brought to you by the Business Improvement District (BID)    Hot air balloons will light up the sky in Downtown Durango at the balloon glow in the 500 block of Main in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot.   Arrive around 6 pm to see the balloons inflate. The glow starts at approximately 6:30 pm, weather permitting. Visitors will be able to be up close to see the balloon pilots in action. Kids will love seeing all the colorful balloons! The balloons will come down around 7:30 pm, weather permitting. Schedule subject to change.   Make sure you bring your camera. Once you shoot all those great photos, there will be a portable t-shirt factory that can make a t-shirt and more with your favorite photos. There will also be "candlesticks" which are the balloon basket and burners, without the balloon. Pilots will let you get in the basket and pull the burner, it's really cool!   Weather permitting!
Live music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Gothla, Halloween Belly Dance Show
6:30pm / Elks Lodge
GOTHLA: The "Dark Side" of Belly Dance!  Halloween show, dance party immediately following.  Costumes encouraged.   $15 cover, Animas Trading and the door.
Merely Players present Men on Boats
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
11th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's back! BUT…it's different.   Due to COVID-19, we were unable to produce our 5 winning plays in 2020. They are included in our 2021 performances, so we get two years of winning plays in one show!    All's Will That Ends Will by Barry Wood (Lincolnshire, UK)  The Booth by Stephen Olson (Reseda, CA)  The Colonoscopy and Its Many Teachings by Greg Beattie (Lafayette, CA)  The Deal by Mike McGeever (Bloomingdale, IL)  The Last Deck Chair in the Resort by Lindsey Brown (Auckland, New Zealand)  Let's Talk Sex by Robin Rice (New York, NY)  Schadenfreude Doesn't Become You, Babe by Shawn Samuelson Henry (Davidson, NC) 
Native American Stories for All Ages
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Theatre Mainstage
Fort Lewis College celebrates Native American theatre! FLC Theatre will perform 3 short plays exploring cultural traditions, origin stories, heritage, and belonging. All 3 plays are written and directed by Native Americans. In Wild Horses, a 12-year-old Tongva Native American girl from LA takes a fantastic journey, through the use of puppetry and imaginative characterizations, into her city and her family's history. Chief Tender-Foot has a problem… his feet! Is there a solution to his problem? Can 2 wily bison out-wit Buffalo Bill Cody? Find out in Buffalo Tricks.    Go to fortlewis.edu/theatre for more information. For tickets, go to www.durangoconcerts.com
 Saturday, October 16th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship
8:00am / Purgatory Resort
The collegiate mountain bike national championship is coming to Purgatory Resort! Stay tuned for more details, and plan to be here for four days of racing with the best collegiate athletes in the country.
Mass Ascension from the Launch Field
8:00am / Animas Valley Balloon Rally
Mass Ascension sponsored by Eagle Rock Distributing. Come one come all enjoy the beautiful Animas Valley!   Public Parking is in the field on the south side of Hermosa Meadows Road; Hwy 550. Do not park on the launch field.    Please do not park oat the Animas Valley Elementary as school is in session Friday am.   Please do not park on Hwy 550   We suggest warm clothes, tennis shoes or boots, no flip flops or sandals   No dogs allowed on the launch field. No smoking on the launch field. Please remember all events are weather permitting.
Animas River Cleanup
8:30am / Santa Rita Park
Join us to clean up our beloved Animas River on 10/16. Meet at Santa Rita between 8:30-9 with your gloves and water. Trash bags provided. We'll clean up down to Purple Cliffs and meet back at the park around noon for lunch and prizes. See you there!
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
Celebrating 25 years!   Buy Your Produce in our Open Air Market from the Farmer that Grew it.  Connecting Local Agriculture with the Community.  Vegetables, Meat, Honey, Jewelry, Fruit, Eggs, Cheese, Ceramics, Mushrooms  Fresh Made Ready to Eat Meals
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Chip Huntoon Memorial Food Drive
9:00am / LaPlata County Fairgrounds
Durango Daybreak Rotary Club Chip Huntoon Memorial Food Drive to Benefit Manna    Saturday October 16th from 9am to 1pm at the LaPlata County Fairgrounds and Albertson's   Durango Daybreak Rotary Club's Food Drive to Benefit Manna, is named in honor of Chip Huntoon, a former club member who passed away tragically and unexpectedly 7 years ago. The Manna organization was one of Chip's passions as a member of our club and the community at large.   Bring non-perishable food donations to LaPlata County Fairgrounds or Albertson's without getting out of your vehicle.
Chip Huntoon Memorial Food Drive
9:00am / Albertsons
Durango Daybreak Rotary Club Chip Huntoon Memorial Food Drive to Benefit Manna    Held at the LaPlata County Fairgrounds and Albertson's   Durango Daybreak Rotary Club's Food Drive to Benefit Manna, is named in honor of Chip Huntoon, a former club member who passed away tragically and unexpectedly 7 years ago. The Manna organization was one of Chip's passions as a member of our club and the community at large.   Bring non-perishable food donations to LaPlata County Fairgrounds or Albertson's without getting out of your vehicle.
Tethered Balloon Rides
9:00am / Animas Valley Balloon Rally
FREE - Tethered Balloon Rides Sat and Sun morning at the Launch Field after all balloons have taken off.   Public Parking is in the field on the south side of Hermosa Meadows Road; Hwy 550. Do not park on the launch field.    Please do not park oat the Animas Valley Elementary as school is in session Friday am.   Please do not park on Hwy 550   We suggest warm clothes, tennis shoes or boots, no flip flops or sandals   No dogs allowed on the launch field. No smoking on the launch field. Please remember all events are weather permitting.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Biketoberfest
10:00am / Durango Harley-Davidson Back Patio
Come check out the pre-owned motorcycle specials and enjoy brats and beer on the back patio!
Wild Bitters Workshop
10:00am / Basecamp Durango
Move over, orange bitters, it's time to get wild! This isn't your garden variety bitters class. We're getting wild with local roots, leaves, berries, and mushrooms in this hands-on workshop. Sample wild botanical bitters, simple syrups, and blends that can be used for cocktails, mocktails, and cooking. Make 2 extracts to take home, and learn medicinal uses and folklore for each featured botanical. We'll also get into a short history of bitters. $45. Space is limited.
Winter Job Fair
10:00am / Purgatory Sports Downtown
Do you see yourself working in a dynamic environment with like-minded people who love the outdoors? Join the Purgatory Resort family! Meet hiring managers and explore various positions and departments at the Purgatory Winter Job Fair
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Skyhawks Football
12:00pm / Ray Dennison Memorial Field
Homecoming! Skyhawks vs Mesa University
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Live music with the Jack Ellis Band
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
1st Annual Balls N Bling
6:30pm / The Billy Goat Saloon
Who needs an adult night?!?   This is for adults 21 and older only and will be a great opportunity to hang out and win prizes!!    We invite all to come, relax, and support the Bayfield Men's and Women's soccer programs!    Tickets include a complimentary drink, food, and a drawing entry.   Take part in the silent auction!   Bid in the live auction!   Enter to win a Jim Rey Metal Print ($1200 value) as well as other amazing prizes. Entries may be purchased for $5 each!   Tickets to the event are $25 each or two for $40. Purchase your event tickets at www.tinyurl.com/ballsnbling and drawing entries online atwww.tinyurl.com/ballsnblingdrawing or by contacting your favorite player or Coach!    Helping teams does not always have to be for players only. It's time the adults in the community treat themselves!
Merely Players present Men on Boats
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
11th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's back! BUT…it's different.   Due to COVID-19, we were unable to produce our 5 winning plays in 2020. They are included in our 2021 performances, so we get two years of winning plays in one show!    All's Will That Ends Will by Barry Wood (Lincolnshire, UK)  The Booth by Stephen Olson (Reseda, CA)  The Colonoscopy and Its Many Teachings by Greg Beattie (Lafayette, CA)  The Deal by Mike McGeever (Bloomingdale, IL)  The Last Deck Chair in the Resort by Lindsey Brown (Auckland, New Zealand)  Let's Talk Sex by Robin Rice (New York, NY)  Schadenfreude Doesn't Become You, Babe by Shawn Samuelson Henry (Davidson, NC) 
Animas Valley Drive By Balloon Glow
7:00pm / Animas Valley Balloon Rally
Animas Valley Balloon Glow sponsored by Dalton Ranch Country Club will highlight balloons glowing along the Animas Valley. This is a Drive by event and will start at the Hermosa Meadow Launch Field, continuing on to, Aspen Glade, Red Rock Ranch, The Cottonwoods, Dalton Ranch and PJ’S Market at Trimble Crossing!! Pilots will start setting up and begin glowing at approximately at 7:00PM.
Native American Stories for All Ages
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Theatre Mainstage
Fort Lewis College celebrates Native American theatre! FLC Theatre will perform 3 short plays exploring cultural traditions, origin stories, heritage, and belonging. All 3 plays are written and directed by Native Americans. In Wild Horses, a 12-year-old Tongva Native American girl from LA takes a fantastic journey, through the use of puppetry and imaginative characterizations, into her city and her family's history. Chief Tender-Foot has a problem… his feet! Is there a solution to his problem? Can 2 wily bison out-wit Buffalo Bill Cody? Find out in Buffalo Tricks.    Go to fortlewis.edu/theatre for more information. For tickets, go to www.durangoconcerts.com
San Juan Symphony Presents Two First Symphonies
7:30pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
We're kicking off our 2021-22 season "Sound of Resilience" with music by Edward Elgar, Adolphius Hailstork, and Ludwig van Beethoven.    In-person and online tickets are available.
Liver Down the River & The Buzz
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Liver Down the River  From the high mountain river-valley of Durango Colorado comes a six piece funk-adelic-grass band called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living. Since it's creation in 2012, the band has strived to have nothing but a good time. Their unique sound and high energy performances have lead them to share the stage with the likes of the Kitchen Dwellers, Head for the Hills, Gipsy Moon, WhiteWater Ramble, Tony Furtado, and Bill Nershi to name a few.   The band got it's start in 2012 when Patrick Storen and Emily Winter met and started playing music together. A few common fiddle tunes and Grateful Dead numbers later, the two were ready to perform. Searching for the missing link, they enlisted the help of funk master and bass player Derek Abt. In time, young "river ridin' flat-pickin" Dylan Ruckel joined on guitar and vocals. With the addition of drummer Carter Colia and banjo/keys and vocalist Tyler Rice, Liver Down the River was formed.   The music is a blend of original compositions and improvisational journeys that paint a picture for the listener. Each member brings their own inspirations and elements to the sound. From the high peaks of bluegrass, deepest pockets of the funk, and outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created. Inspiration comes from the band's collective adventures, lessons of growing older, the following of the soul, and the ability to keep on moving on.   The Buzz  The quintet, formed in Longmont, CO, is comprised of Methiah Miller (bass, vocals), Jason Flinn (guitar, vocals), Stephen Hardt (keys, organ), Carter Burgess (guitar), and Tom Nelson (drums). The Buzz is a gradual accumulation of like-minded artists with a common goal: to create an experience that "moves" the listener in one way or another, and to share that experience with as many people as possible, as a collective.   The Buzz has grown to find Denver as a second home frequenting Your Moms House and headlining Globe Hall as well as Moe's Original BBQ on South Broadway. In the spring of 2021, they also had the opportunity to show Telluride, Colorado their stuff outside of the Sheridan Opera House. The Buzz has been featured on Denver area stream Camera Jams, Flower Hour Podcast, and Longmont endeavor Can You Dig It podcast.   In December of 2020 the band put the final touches on its debut LP "Release the Bees" featuring re-recorded tracks from their debut EP as well as newer tunes. It also features a violin sit in from band friend Alex Tocco of Ghost Town Drifters. The album was recorded at The Keep studio in Denver. This album dropped in February of 2021.   Immediately following the album announcement the band was happy to welcome new drummer Tom Nelson to the band. Individually, the
 Sunday, October 17th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship
8:00am / Purgatory Resort
The collegiate mountain bike national championship is coming to Purgatory Resort! Stay tuned for more details, and plan to be here for four days of racing with the best collegiate athletes in the country.
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month from 9 AM to 11 AM at the VFW Post 4031. Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Tethered Balloon Rides
9:00am / Animas Valley Balloon Rally
FREE - Tethered Balloon Rides Sat and Sun morning at the Launch Field after all balloons have taken off.   Public Parking is in the field on the south side of Hermosa Meadows Road; Hwy 550. Do not park on the launch field.    Please do not park oat the Animas Valley Elementary as school is in session Friday am.   Please do not park on Hwy 550   We suggest warm clothes, tennis shoes or boots, no flip flops or sandals   No dogs allowed on the launch field. No smoking on the launch field. Please remember all events are weather permitting.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Native American Stories for All Ages
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College Theatre Mainstage
Fort Lewis College celebrates Native American theatre! FLC Theatre will perform 3 short plays exploring cultural traditions, origin stories, heritage, and belonging. All 3 plays are written and directed by Native Americans. In Wild Horses, a 12-year-old Tongva Native American girl from LA takes a fantastic journey, through the use of puppetry and imaginative characterizations, into her city and her family's history. Chief Tender-Foot has a problem… his feet! Is there a solution to his problem? Can 2 wily bison out-wit Buffalo Bill Cody? Find out in Buffalo Tricks.    Go to fortlewis.edu/theatre for more information. For tickets, go to www.durangoconcerts.com
Merely Players present Men on Boats
2:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
11th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival
3:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's back! BUT…it's different.   Due to COVID-19, we were unable to produce our 5 winning plays in 2020. They are included in our 2021 performances, so we get two years of winning plays in one show!    All's Will That Ends Will by Barry Wood (Lincolnshire, UK)  The Booth by Stephen Olson (Reseda, CA)  The Colonoscopy and Its Many Teachings by Greg Beattie (Lafayette, CA)  The Deal by Mike McGeever (Bloomingdale, IL)  The Last Deck Chair in the Resort by Lindsey Brown (Auckland, New Zealand)  Let's Talk Sex by Robin Rice (New York, NY)  Schadenfreude Doesn't Become You, Babe by Shawn Samuelson Henry (Davidson, NC) 
Live music with Johnathon Kinkade
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
11th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
It's back! BUT…it's different.   Due to COVID-19, we were unable to produce our 5 winning plays in 2020. They are included in our 2021 performances, so we get two years of winning plays in one show!    All's Will That Ends Will by Barry Wood (Lincolnshire, UK)  The Booth by Stephen Olson (Reseda, CA)  The Colonoscopy and Its Many Teachings by Greg Beattie (Lafayette, CA)  The Deal by Mike McGeever (Bloomingdale, IL)  The Last Deck Chair in the Resort by Lindsey Brown (Auckland, New Zealand)  Let's Talk Sex by Robin Rice (New York, NY)  Schadenfreude Doesn't Become You, Babe by Shawn Samuelson Henry (Davidson, NC) 
 Monday, October 18th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Sign up! Holiday Art and Craft classes for kids
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
7 weeks of fun holiday theme art and craft classes for kids and teens. Only three spots left!  Thursdays 4:00-5:30  October 28 - December 16 
Register for Figure Drawing Sessions
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing Is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work!   Price includes 10 sessions.  Register anytime!
Experience Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Sign Up! Holiday Classes for Adults
7:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
4 weeks of fun, handmade Christmas classes for adults!
 Tuesday, October 19th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata Senior Center
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.    *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Tuesday Twin Butte Farm Stand
3:00pm / Twin Buttes
Twin Buttes' farm-to-table living keeps us connected to locally grown food, the natural world, and each other.   Just above the main entrance to Twin Buttes is our Farm Stand, a seasonal market offering fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, flowers, and sometimes honey, produced by farmers you'll come to know. We also offer several frozen cuts of grass-fed beef, some pasture-raised right here at Twin Buttes.
Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing Is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work!   Price includes 10 sessions.  Register anytime!
 Wednesday, October 20th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Adult Pottery Classses
1:00pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Join potter Margie Coates for an 11 week pottery class every Wednesday from 1pm - 3pm.   Students will learn the expressive potential of hand-building with clay through pinch, coil, and slab construction and will be introduced to the potter's wheel, for beginning and intermediate students. Basic throwing skills will be taught, as well as design and decorative techniques for functional pottery forms. Individual interests and skills will drive the class.    Classes begin September 8th and end November 17th and all levels are welcome! Cost is $220 per 11 week session ($20 per class) plus a $35 materials fee. Firing work created in class is included in the fee.
Early Art Pre-K Afterschool Arts Program
2:30pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit is excited to be offering our first ever Pre-K after-school arts program! Classes are based on the Ignacio School early release schedule and will be held each Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm - 5:00pm.    Registration packets are available at the Dancing Spirit office or on our webpage.
Live music on the patio
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Harness Ki, the Universal Energy
5:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Whether it's the "chi" of tai'chi or the "ki" of aikido, ki is a universal energy accessible to anyone. For many people tapping into ki is life-altering. Discover the role strong ki can play in your daily life through low-impact exercises and breathing techniques. This practice welcomes all levels of ability and experience. And within our NEW cheerful location, these weekly classes will leave you energized and smiling!
Full Moon Ghost Crawl
8:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Join Durango & Silverton Museum curator, Jeff Ellingson as he guides you on a fascinating walking tour focused on paranormal activities that have been observed around this 140 year old railroad. Tours are capped at 25 guests.    Cost is $20/guest. Phone booking by calling 1-800-872-4607. No online booking available.
 Thursday, October 21st
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.    *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fruit Glean Happy Hour
4:00pm / La Plata County
Join the Good Food Collective this and every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 for our FREE Community Fruit Glean Happy Hour to harvest excess fruit from Durango's backyard trees.    To quench our thirst, a guest mixologist will be serving up feral fruit mocktails made from local, fresh fruit. Gleaners are invited to bring boxes and bags to take home as much fruit as they want. Remaining fruit is donated to regional food assistance programs.   This family friendly event helps get fresh produce to our region's food insecure populations, protects our bear populations and reduces waste!    Spots are limited, so please RSVP on our website - https://www.goodfoodcollective.org    Can't make it? Not a problem, our website also features a database of fruit tree owners in search of harvesters, harvest equipment rentals, and DIY harvest educational materials!
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Live music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Discover Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us inside The Powerhouse exhibit gallery for Trivia night every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Our trivia includes four rounds- general trivia, science, pictures, and music. Bar open for drink purchases.
The High Kings
7:30pm / The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
The High Kings formed in Dublin in 2008 and is one of the leading Irish Folk bands in the world today. They have toured through Ireland, the United States and Europe with members Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Darren Holden, and Paul O'Brien. They have released studio and live albums, ranking high on the Billboard World Music chart and throughout Ireland.
Native American Stories for All Ages
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Theatre Mainstage
Fort Lewis College celebrates Native American theatre! FLC Theatre will perform 3 short plays exploring cultural traditions, origin stories, heritage, and belonging. All 3 plays are written and directed by Native Americans. In Wild Horses, a 12-year-old Tongva Native American girl from LA takes a fantastic journey, through the use of puppetry and imaginative characterizations, into her city and her family's history. Chief Tender-Foot has a problem… his feet! Is there a solution to his problem? Can 2 wily bison out-wit Buffalo Bill Cody? Find out in Buffalo Tricks.    Go to fortlewis.edu/theatre for more information. For tickets, go to www.durangoconcerts.com
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
 Friday, October 22nd
Toastmasters at the Center for Innovation
7:00am / FLC Center for Innovation
Are you nervous about public speaking, or just dread the experience and wish you were better at it? Join us at the Center for Innovation Friday mornings for Toastmasters!    Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.   Can't make it in person? We host the meeting virtually, so join us from home! Meetings will start at 7:15am every Friday.   
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata Senior Center
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Handbuilding Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional clay dish of your choice. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour treats, spend time with community artists, and, most importantly, hand-build a clay dish to use for years to come.    By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which we will apply when your dish is dry. Look for an email telling you when your dish is ready for pick-up and use.    Let the fun begin    **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Know Your Dough Annual Fundraiser
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Empowering youth and young adults through financial literacy education.
Live music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Native American Stories for All Ages
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Theatre Mainstage
Fort Lewis College celebrates Native American theatre! FLC Theatre will perform 3 short plays exploring cultural traditions, origin stories, heritage, and belonging. All 3 plays are written and directed by Native Americans. In Wild Horses, a 12-year-old Tongva Native American girl from LA takes a fantastic journey, through the use of puppetry and imaginative characterizations, into her city and her family's history. Chief Tender-Foot has a problem… his feet! Is there a solution to his problem? Can 2 wily bison out-wit Buffalo Bill Cody? Find out in Buffalo Tricks.    Go to fortlewis.edu/theatre for more information. For tickets, go to www.durangoconcerts.com
 Saturday, October 23rd
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Colorado High School State Mountain Bike Championships
8:00am / Durango Mesa Park
Over 600 riders from around the state will compete in the Colorado High School State Championships, including local riders from DEVO and Animas High School. Durango Business Improvement District is proudly sponsoring this event.
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
Celebrating 25 years!   Buy Your Produce in our Open Air Market from the Farmer that Grew it.  Connecting Local Agriculture with the Community.  Vegetables, Meat, Honey, Jewelry, Fruit, Eggs, Cheese, Ceramics, Mushrooms  Fresh Made Ready to Eat Meals
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Drug Take Back Day
10:00am / Police Substation
Do you have unused or expired prescription medications? Dispose of them safely during Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Durango Police Department.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
iAM Music Fest presents Stillhouse Junkies - Early Show
3:30pm / Durango Craft Spirits
Wow, we cannot believe we're down to our last iAM MUSIC Fest of the season! Join us next month for one more Fest at Durango Craft Spirits as we feature some amazing artists! Durango favorites, Stillhouse Junkies, TAARKA, and Dana Ariel will all be featured on this lineup!
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Live music with the Jack Ellis Band
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
iAM Music Fest presents Stillhouse Junkies - Late Show
7:00pm / Durango Craft Spirits
Wow, we cannot believe we're down to our last iAM MUSIC Fest of the season! Join us next month for one more Fest at Durango Craft Spirits as we feature some amazing artists! Durango favorites, Stillhouse Junkies, TAARKA, and Dana Ariel will all be featured on this lineup!
Viva Vivaldi! A Durango Choral Society LIVE event
7:00pm / Roshong Recital Hall
Antonio Vivaldi, the red-haired priest of Venice, is the focus of this exciting concert We begin our 52nd season in style with a nod to one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period. The major work on the program is the exuberant, beloved Gloria with chamber orchestra, along with other works by the great Italian master.
Native American Stories for All Ages
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College Theatre Mainstage
Fort Lewis College celebrates Native American theatre! FLC Theatre will perform 3 short plays exploring cultural traditions, origin stories, heritage, and belonging. All 3 plays are written and directed by Native Americans. In Wild Horses, a 12-year-old Tongva Native American girl from LA takes a fantastic journey, through the use of puppetry and imaginative characterizations, into her city and her family's history. Chief Tender-Foot has a problem… his feet! Is there a solution to his problem? Can 2 wily bison out-wit Buffalo Bill Cody? Find out in Buffalo Tricks.    Go to fortlewis.edu/theatre for more information. For tickets, go to www.durangoconcerts.com
 Sunday, October 24th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Colorado High School State Mountain Bike Championships
8:00am / Durango Mesa Park
Over 600 riders from around the state will compete in the Colorado High School State Championships, including local riders from DEVO and Animas High School. Durango Business Improvement District is proudly sponsoring this event.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
 Monday, October 25th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Register today! The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class! Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience!   Registration gives you 10 classes, so sign up at any time!
Senior Yoga
10:00am / La Plata Senior Center
Yin Yoga is gentle and slow poses on the floor. The practice works the deeper tissues, fascia network and strengthens the bones. The practice is designed to focus on target areas. It feels good! The first class is FREE! The 5 pass is $25. Come try us out! We follow strict Covid 19 guidelines.
Sign up! Holiday Art and Craft classes for kids
4:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
7 weeks of fun holiday theme art and craft classes for kids and teens. Only three spots left!  Thursdays 4:00-5:30  October 28 - December 16 
Virtual Town Hall Meeting #1: LPEA's Future Power Supply
6:00pm / LPEA Zoom
Virtual Town Hall Meeting #1:   For several years, LPEA has been exploring how to best source affordable, reliable, and low-carbon electricity to power your lives. Join us on Zoom to get the latest updates on this process. The meeting will include financial calculations and options and will end with a live Q & A session with members.   Attendees will be entered to win several $50.00 gift cards to local businesses. Winners will be drawn at the conclusion of the meeting.   More details at: http://lpea.coop/powersupply
Experience Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Sign Up! Holiday Classes for Adults
7:00pm / Artsy Crafty Studio
4 weeks of fun, handmade Christmas classes for adults!
 Tuesday, October 26th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 8am and 9am. Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata Senior Center
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.    *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Tuesday Twin Butte Farm Stand
3:00pm / Twin Buttes
Twin Buttes' farm-to-table living keeps us connected to locally grown food, the natural world, and each other.   Just above the main entrance to Twin Buttes is our Farm Stand, a seasonal market offering fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, flowers, and sometimes honey, produced by farmers you'll come to know. We also offer several frozen cuts of grass-fed beef, some pasture-raised right here at Twin Buttes.
Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Figure drawing Is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work!   Price includes 10 sessions.  Register anytime!
Ghost Walk Tour
7:00pm / Old High School Building
Ghost Walk Tour 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.
 Wednesday, October 27th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 8am and 9am. Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
The Art of Painting
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Express yourself through painting and develop your artistic style in this inspiring class! Come and join us each week when a variety of Painting Artists will teach special techniques through different painting mediums!   Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for students with previous painting experience!   Registration gives you 10 classes, so sign up at any time!
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Adult Pottery Classses
1:00pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Join potter Margie Coates for an 11 week pottery class every Wednesday from 1pm - 3pm.   Students will learn the expressive potential of hand-building with clay through pinch, coil, and slab construction and will be introduced to the potter's wheel, for beginning and intermediate students. Basic throwing skills will be taught, as well as design and decorative techniques for functional pottery forms. Individual interests and skills will drive the class.    Classes begin September 8th and end November 17th and all levels are welcome! Cost is $220 per 11 week session ($20 per class) plus a $35 materials fee. Firing work created in class is included in the fee.
Early Art Pre-K Afterschool Arts Program
2:30pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit is excited to be offering our first ever Pre-K after-school arts program! Classes are based on the Ignacio School early release schedule and will be held each Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm - 5:00pm.    Registration packets are available at the Dancing Spirit office or on our webpage.
Animas City Night Bazaar
5:00pm / The Union House
All Hallow's Eve Bazaar Ball   Last year, we had a roaring success with our pivot to a "Passeggiata” neighborhood stroll model. Hundreds of community members came out of hibernation to enjoy an outdoor Animas City promenade, filled with “bizarre" phenomena such as busking musicians, wild circus performances, fire spinners, pop-up art, flash mob dances, roving goats and horses, hidden prizes from local artists and North Main District businesses, and much more.   Location To be determined, more details to come.
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Harness Ki, the Universal Energy
5:00pm / DSBK Dojo
Whether it's the "chi" of tai'chi or the "ki" of aikido, ki is a universal energy accessible to anyone. For many people tapping into ki is life-altering. Discover the role strong ki can play in your daily life through low-impact exercises and breathing techniques. This practice welcomes all levels of ability and experience. And within our NEW cheerful location, these weekly classes will leave you energized and smiling!
Virtual Town Hall Meeting #2: LPEA's Future Power Supply
6:00pm / LPEA Zoom
Virtual Town Hall Meeting #2:    For several years, LPEA has been exploring how to best source affordable, reliable, and low-carbon electricity to power your lives. Join us on Zoom to get the latest updates on this process. The meeting will include financial calculations and options and will end with a live Q & A session with members.   Attendees will be entered to win several $50.00 gift cards to local businesses. Winners will be drawn at the conclusion of the meeting. More details at: http://lpea.coop/powersupply
Ghost Walk Tour
7:00pm / Old High School Building
Ghost Walk Tour 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.
 Thursday, October 28th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 8am and 9am. Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cardio / Strength Interval Class
9:00am / Virtual on Zoom
1st class FREE! A different virtual workout every time, this energizing class consists of aerobic intervals to improve cardiovascular endurance combined with strength training intervals, core and balance work. Common equipment is incorporated, modifications will be shown for those without equipment. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Class is open to all. Multi class discount punch cards available. Please email lynn@mothertech.net for Zoom link.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Fall Ceramic Painting!
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Zumba
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise..... A total workout combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome! Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.    *Class runs from 1:15-2:15 PM
Fall Ceramic Painting!
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Fruit Glean Happy Hour
4:00pm / La Plata County
Join the Good Food Collective this and every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 for our FREE Community Fruit Glean Happy Hour to harvest excess fruit from Durango's backyard trees.    To quench our thirst, a guest mixologist will be serving up feral fruit mocktails made from local, fresh fruit. Gleaners are invited to bring boxes and bags to take home as much fruit as they want. Remaining fruit is donated to regional food assistance programs.   This family friendly event helps get fresh produce to our region's food insecure populations, protects our bear populations and reduces waste!    Spots are limited, so please RSVP on our website - https://www.goodfoodcollective.org    Can't make it? Not a problem, our website also features a database of fruit tree owners in search of harvesters, harvest equipment rentals, and DIY harvest educational materials!
Fall Ceramic Painting!
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a ceramic painting class! Customize a cup, plate, or bowl of your choice!   Create a personalized gift or vessel to for the colder months coming soon!   Classes are being held Oct. 7th - Oct. 28!   **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Opening Reception - 'Pandemic as Portal' Exhibit
4:30pm / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The pandemic has reached every corner of the world and has left no one unaffected. jetsonorma sees this as an opportunity for change. In collaboration with Esther Belin and Gretchen Groenke, this show connects and opens a dialogue to take action to better the planet and humanity.   The exhibition consists of Gretchen's love songs to the land and a call to action to heal from societal diseases and the harm they cause. Esther's sculpture acts as portal depicting the Navajo creation story and written letters from the perspective of the Navajo people affected by the pandemic. jetsonorama's iconic portraits, typically seen throughout exterior buildings of the Navajo Nation, take on a new form inside the gallery space.
Live music with the Jack Ellis Band
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Discover Aikido
6:00pm / DSBK Dojo
There's getting in a fight and then there's going with the flow. If you prefer the second option, come experience aikido -- an unconventional martial art. Durango Shin-Budo Kai welcomes folks at all levels of experience and ability. We've got a fantastic NEW location. And our weekly classes leave you smiling and feeling energized.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
 Friday, October 29th
Toastmasters at the Center for Innovation
7:00am / FLC Center for Innovation
Are you nervous about public speaking, or just dread the experience and wish you were better at it? Join us at the Center for Innovation Friday mornings for Toastmasters!    Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.   Can't make it in person? We host the meeting virtually, so join us from home! Meetings will start at 7:15am every Friday.   
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 8am and 9am. Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Free Yoga Fridays
8:30am / Lively (A Boutique)
Come move and breathe with us every Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am at Lively (A Boutique)! Featuring different yoga instructors every week, we provide a calm yoga environment to start your weekend off right. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!   There is limited space so please sign up at livelyaboutique.com to reserve your spot!”
Zumba Gold
9:30am / La Plata Senior Center
Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. *Class runs from 9:30 -10:15 AM
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Handbuilding Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional clay dish of your choice. We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour treats, spend time with community artists, and, most importantly, hand-build a clay dish to use for years to come.    By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which we will apply when your dish is dry. Look for an email telling you when your dish is ready for pick-up and use.    Let the fun begin    **Mask & Vaccination Required Event**   $25.00 Per Participant
Live music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House
6:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
This is the 5th Annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House! COVID prevented us from doing this event last year so you can bet this year will be awesome!    The evening shows are intended for adults and we will have one children's show for younger kids. The cost for the evening shows is $10 and the daytime kids show is $3. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to help our local community, local Veterans, and funding programs for our children as well as scholarships.    Hope to see you all there! Dare to be scared!
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show - Live On Stage
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come and be a part of the Rocky Horror experience at the DAC. New Location, Same Crazy Fun!   For the 14th year in a row (*2020 doesn't count) The Rocky Horror Show returns to Durango. Sing and dance the "Time Warp" along along with Brad and Janet as they discover the wonders "over at the Frankenstein place" as they learn about love, life and ….. transvestite aliens …..   *Due to adult subject matter and nature of the Rocky experience, audience members 17 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.   Prop bags will be sold the night of the performances for $5 each.   Tickets $25   ****In order to attend the show, proof either FDA or WHO approved vaccination or negative PCR test (not rapid or home test) within 72 hrs of the event with matching photo ID will be required to enter the theater****
Ghost Walk Tour
7:00pm / Old High School Building
Ghost Walk Tour 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.
Marvel Years & Maddy O'Neal, OMËGÅ
9:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Marvel Years Bio  Cory Wythe, the producer and guitarist better known as Marvel Years, has found a welcome place for himself within the increasingly popular glitch-hop / electro-soul dance music scene. In just a short period of time, his progression has become outright impossible to ignore. Much more than your average DJ/producer, Marvel Years incorporates electric guitar in his live performances. His approach to blending electronic beats and shredding soulful guitar on his original tracks and remixes creates a sound that is a unique hybrid of EDM combing glitch, retro-funk, classic rock, soul, jazz and hip-hop. "Classic rock has been a huge influence on me," Wythe explains. "I love breathing new life into those older songs. I think that's a good medium for bringing new listeners into my music because they can relate to that stuff. I improvise (on live guitar) over a lot of my stuff."   Maddy O'Neal  With a sound that is ever-changing and coined 'signature,' Maddy O'Neal glows amongst her fellow artists across the globe and stands out of the pack as truly remarkable. And that is just where she sets her aim -- for being ordinary is not in her DNA. Growing up with two wildly creative parents set the tone for Maddy's life path, and soon her expression was formed by way of soulful melodic overtones, driven basslines, and glitched out hip hop grooves. "When you hear Maddy O'Neal, you know it's Maddy O'Neal" and the more you get to know her, the more you realize this is something different.   Maddy O'Neal has played Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Summer Camp, Summer Meltdown, Red Rocks (x2) and many more. Her touring resume is long and accomplished by supporting such artists as Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, The Floozies, Cherub, SunSquabi, Manic Focus, Russ Liquid and so on.   OMËGÅ  Omega an emerging DJ in Durango, CO. She is life long believer in the power of dance music as a force to connect us with our essential nature and realize the oneness of all things. Unity: a way to bring people together through music, body movement and dance. Omega is most inspired and influenced by wide ranging genres of House, Tech House & Techno blended with world music to bring true commune with primal rhythm to the the audience. Her intention as a DJ is tell a story with music during each set that takes the listeners on a journey that can help them reset, release, and reconnect and feel at one with themselves each other and the universe.
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show - Live On Stage
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come and be a part of the Rocky Horror experience at the DAC. New Location, Same Crazy Fun!   For the 14th year in a row (*2020 doesn't count) The Rocky Horror Show returns to Durango. Sing and dance the "Time Warp" along along with Brad and Janet as they discover the wonders "over at the Frankenstein place" as they learn about love, life and ….. transvestite aliens …..   *Due to adult subject matter and nature of the Rocky experience, audience members 17 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.   Prop bags will be sold the night of the performances for $5 each.   Tickets $25   ****In order to attend the show, proof either FDA or WHO approved vaccination or negative PCR test (not rapid or home test) within 72 hrs of the event with matching photo ID will be required to enter the theater****
 Saturday, October 30th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 8am and 9am. Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
Celebrating 25 years!   Buy Your Produce in our Open Air Market from the Farmer that Grew it.  Connecting Local Agriculture with the Community.  Vegetables, Meat, Honey, Jewelry, Fruit, Eggs, Cheese, Ceramics, Mushrooms  Fresh Made Ready to Eat Meals
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Rainbow Flag Giveaway
10:00am / Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango
Come pick up a free hand-held rainbow flag! Available until supplies run out.   Flags are being distributed in response to recent acts of vandalism in which our Fellowship's rainbow flags and banner were stolen.   At UUFD, we take our commitment to LGBTQIA+ justice and inclusion seriously. We fly our rainbow flag outside our front door as a symbol of that welcome. We want to say clearly, before you come in the door, that you are welcome here, that we value diversity of sexuality and gender and see it as a spiritual gift.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
15th Annual Three Springs Fall Festival
11:00am / Three Springs Plaza
The Fall Fest is back this year! Not quite as big as years past, but so much better than virtual. Benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW Colorado, this 15th Annual Fall Festival takes place with all your favorite Fall Fest activities:  Neighborhood Trick or Treating (bring your own trick or treat bag!), Live Music, Pumpkin Patch, and Coloring Contest!   Parking: Due to street closures around the Plaza, please follow traffic and parking signage on the the day of the event. There will be free event parking available!   This event is free, please join us!
Skyhawks Football
12:00pm / Ray Dennison Memorial Field
Homecoming! Skyhawks vs Colorado State University Pueblo
Children Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House
12:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
This is the 5th Annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House! COVID prevented us from doing this event last year so you can bet this year will be awesome!    The evening shows are intended for adults and we will have one children's show for younger kids. The cost for the evening shows is $10 and the daytime kids show is $3. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to help our local community, local Veterans, and funding programs for our children as well as scholarships.    Hope to see you all there! Dare to be scared!
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music out on the patio along with great food and drink specials all night long. Make sure to reserve your table!
Fenceline Cider Harvest Dinner
5:30pm / Fenceline Cider
Experience the best fare and hand-crafted cider with the Fenceline family at our first annual Harvest Dinner, October 30th at 5:30pm. A seasonal five-course dinner presented by the Ore House culinary team will be paired with select, limited ciders from our Cider Club. Join us for a dreamy evening at Fenceline's cellars that you won't want to miss.   Purchase tickets at www.fenceline.co/dinner
Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House
6:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
This is the 5th Annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House! COVID prevented us from doing this event last year so you can bet this year will be awesome!    The evening shows are intended for adults and we will have one children's show for younger kids. The cost for the evening shows is $10 and the daytime kids show is $3. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to help our local community, local Veterans, and funding programs for our children as well as scholarships.    Hope to see you all there! Dare to be scared!
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show - Live On Stage
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come and be a part of the Rocky Horror experience at the DAC. New Location, Same Crazy Fun!   For the 14th year in a row (*2020 doesn't count) The Rocky Horror Show returns to Durango. Sing and dance the "Time Warp" along along with Brad and Janet as they discover the wonders "over at the Frankenstein place" as they learn about love, life and ….. transvestite aliens …..   *Due to adult subject matter and nature of the Rocky experience, audience members 17 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.   Prop bags will be sold the night of the performances for $5 each.   Tickets $25   ****In order to attend the show, proof either FDA or WHO approved vaccination or negative PCR test (not rapid or home test) within 72 hrs of the event with matching photo ID will be required to enter the theater****
Halloween Dance Party!
7:00pm / American Legion Trujillo-Sheets Post 28
Come dance the night away with Thee Fearless Peasants at the American Legion Dance Hall. We've got some rockin' tunes for ya and a big Halloween surprise!   No cover and the lowest prices on drinks anywhere in town!
Ghost Walk Tour
7:00pm / Old High School Building
Ghost Walk Tour 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.
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show - Live On Stage
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come and be a part of the Rocky Horror experience at the DAC. New Location, Same Crazy Fun!   For the 14th year in a row (*2020 doesn't count) The Rocky Horror Show returns to Durango. Sing and dance the "Time Warp" along along with Brad and Janet as they discover the wonders "over at the Frankenstein place" as they learn about love, life and ….. transvestite aliens …..   *Due to adult subject matter and nature of the Rocky experience, audience members 17 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.   Prop bags will be sold the night of the performances for $5 each.   Tickets $25   ****In order to attend the show, proof either FDA or WHO approved vaccination or negative PCR test (not rapid or home test) within 72 hrs of the event with matching photo ID will be required to enter the theater****
 Sunday, October 31st
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Trains departs at 8am and 9am. Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
'The Wonder of the Wild' with Edward Aldrich - Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The "centralized" wildlife portraits of Edward Aldrich provide a window into a world that most will never experience firsthand. He invites us to contemplate that world, acquainting ourselves with the wonder of the wild. "While I'm painting, I can recall the original experience that my composition is based on, letting that energy and my love for that animal hopefully inspire the viewer." The show continues virtually, and through October 31.
Durango Chamber Singers present "REVIVE!"
3:00pm / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
This concert celebrates revival, or renaissance, with our performance of hauntingly beautiful English madrigals and part songs. We will turn to the classics for our finale, Mozart's Missa Brevis in G, with strings and organ. The concert will feature many of your favorite singers as soloists and in quartets.
Downtown Children's Halloween
4:00pm / Downtown Durango
Join us for Downtown Children's Halloween! Participating Merchants will hand out candy and non-candy items to children 10 and under.   A full list of participating merchants will be listed one week prior to the event. https://www.downtowndurango.org/childrens-halloween
Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House
6:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
This is the 5th Annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House! COVID prevented us from doing this event last year so you can bet this year will be awesome!    The evening shows are intended for adults and we will have one children's show for younger kids. The cost for the evening shows is $10 and the daytime kids show is $3. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to help our local community, local Veterans, and funding programs for our children as well as scholarships.    Hope to see you all there! Dare to be scared!
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show - Live On Stage
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come and be a part of the Rocky Horror experience at the DAC. New Location, Same Crazy Fun!   For the 14th year in a row (*2020 doesn't count) The Rocky Horror Show returns to Durango. Sing and dance the "Time Warp" along along with Brad and Janet as they discover the wonders "over at the Frankenstein place" as they learn about love, life and ….. transvestite aliens …..   *Due to adult subject matter and nature of the Rocky experience, audience members 17 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.   Prop bags will be sold the night of the performances for $5 each.   Tickets $25   ****In order to attend the show, proof either FDA or WHO approved vaccination or negative PCR test (not rapid or home test) within 72 hrs of the event with matching photo ID will be required to enter the theater****
Ghost Walk Tour
7:00pm / Old High School Building
Ghost Walk Tour 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.
Full Moon Ghost Crawl
8:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Join Durango & Silverton Museum curator, Jeff Ellingson as he guides you on a fascinating walking tour focused on paranormal activities that have been observed around this 140 year old railroad. Tours are capped at 25 guests.    Cost is $20/guest. Phone booking by calling 1-800-872-4607. No online booking available.
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