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Debbie Williams with the Garden Club of Durango cleans flower beds in preparation for the club’s annual plant sale. (Durango Herald file)

Garden Club of Durango will host its annual plant sale from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. Early attendees will have access to the best selection.

Plants are from local or members’ gardens. A large selection of irises, labeled by color, will be available. Proceeds are used to maintain the gardens at Santa Rita Park.


Stillwater Music will host its 10th annual Party in the Park from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Buckley Park in Durango.

More than 120 young people in Stillwater Music bands will perform live music and Bella Dance groups will perform. Students from Durango Martial Arts Academy will give demonstrations as well.

There will be food from Juicy’s Shanty and five hours of live music.


Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Members can join at the door.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting, 5:45 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Volunteer Rafting Training, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Adaptive Sports Association Headquarters, 463 Turner Drive, No. 105. ASA is seeking volunteers to assist on rafting programs this summer. No experience necessary. Call 259-0374, visit asadurango.com or email program@asadurango.com to register.

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

Side FX, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Recital Series, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Drive. $20 adults, $8 students and children.

Artists You Should Know Series presents: The Small Glories, 7:30 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. For tickets and information, visit www.durangoconcerts.com.


Devin Scott on the Ukulele, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Durango Farmers Market, 259 W. Ninth St.

Animas River Cleanup, 8:30 a.m., Rotary Park, 1565 East Second Ave. Help Trout Unlimited clean up the Animas River, https://fiveriverstu.org.

Garden Club of Durango Plant Sale, 9-10:30 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.

Pollinator Workshop, 9-11:30 a.m., conserved property in Bayfield. Attendees will learn about pollinator biology and pollinator-friendly native plants with experts. Address will be given upon registration. To register, visit https://lposc.org.

Brushlettering Fun, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The ArtRoom, 1309 East Third Ave.

Party in the Park, 12-5:30 p.m., Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave. Stillwater Music to present a family-friendly youth performing arts festival featuring 120 youth performers.

Joshua Mandrala, 1-4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

San Juan Symphony Family Concert, 4 p.m., Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Drive. $5 tickets at the door.

Hamburger Fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mt. Allison Grange, 2622 County Road 329. For more information, call 749-8438.

iAM Music Fest and Late Show, 5-9 p.m. and 9-11 p.m., Studio & Outdoor Stage, 1027 Main Ave. Main show: Elder Grown, Alex Blocker, Haro In The Dark, Secret Circus Society and Femme Verte. Late show: Public Opinion.

Horseshirt, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.


Brian Aherne, 1-4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Black Velvet Trio, 4-8 p.m., 600 Main Ave. No. 210.

Choral Society Cabaret, 5 p.m., Fort Lewis College Ballroom, 1000 Rim Drive. $75 includes dinner and show.

iAM Jam Session, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.