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Wreaths honoring fallen veterans were placed on gravestones at Greenmount Cemetery in 2020 as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. It was the first year the event was held locally. This Saturday, the ceremony returns with the more than 1,000 sponsored gravestones. (Durango Herald file)

Volunteers from Blue Star Mothers, Daughters of the American Revolution, American Heritage Girls and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at local cemeteries at 10 a.m. Saturday for a Wreaths Across America ceremony and wreath laying.

Wreaths will be placed on military graves at Greenmount, Crestview, Bayfield, and East & West Ignacio cemeteries. This year, 1,008 graves were sponsored.

To purchase a wreath and support the effort, visit https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/164769.

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Bayfield’s Lions Club will host its annual Santa Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday in neighborhoods adjacent to Bayfield schools, and on Mill Street to Lions Hall at 4499 County Road 223. Mill Street will provide good viewing for the light parade.

Immediately afterward, children of all ages can enjoy cookies and hot cocoa with Santa at Lions Hall.

Friday

LEGO Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Holiday Ice Skating Show, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Chapman Hill Ice Rink, 500 Florida Road. Youth competitive ice skaters perform solos and opening and closing group routines. For more information, call 375-7395.

Larry Carver with Jack Ellis, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Live music with Jason Thies and Jeff Haspel, 6-8 p.m., Mountain Monk Music, 558 Main Ave.

The Majesty of Christmas, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. $20 adults, $5 students 12 and older. Details and tickets: https://bit.ly/3oNQcMm.

Bar D Wranglers 2021 Christmas Jubilee, 7:30 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. Cost: $17-$35. Tickets and details: www.durangoconcerts.com.

Devise and Conquer Improv’s Christmas Special, 9:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. $15. Tickets and details: https://bit.ly/3pRzhrc.

Open Drum Circle, 9:30 p.m., Mountain Monk Music, 558 Main Ave.

Saturday

Durango Bird Club’s annual Christmas Bird Count, throughout the day, within a 15-mile diameter of Pastorius Reservoir on County Road 302.