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Pick up some tips and tricks of fly fishing this weekend. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file)

Need to brush up on your fly fishing skills? From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, you’ll have your chance during “Learn from the Pros,” offered by 5 Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

The demonstration will be led by Cole Glenn, the new owner of the San Juan Angler and Greg Furda. It will be held on the Animas at what most people know as the “Hatchery Hole,” located just east of the Huck Finn Pond.

Glenn and Furda will review rigging techniques, fly selection and wading strategies for winter fishing that can be productive at times and always rewarding for the solitude.

Participants are asked to dress accordingly and bring their gear to try out some of the tips and tricks after the demo. One thing to note for this “winter fishing” episode is parking: New regulations prohibit parking on the small, lower lot down the ramp from 17th Street and the library. Parking is still available at the main Colorado Parks and Wildlife lot off Main Avenue and the Rotary Park lot off 15th Street.

The event is free, but participants are asked to sign up so organizers know how many people to expect: http://tinyurl.com/3wppk3p4.

For more information, contact Greg Furda at gregfurda@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

WARSAW & DJ I-Gene – 5.2.8 Happy Hour Series, sponsored by WeFill, doors open at 5 p.m. (DJ I-Gene 5-6 p.m., Warsaw 6-8 p.m.) Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $10. Details: http://tinyurl.com/t97vmjpe. 21 and older.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Dark Sky Brewing Launch Party, noon, Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St.

David Yarrow, Opening Reception and Book Signing and Talk, 5-8 p.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave. New images to be unveiled.

Friday, Jan. 19

Opening Reception: Art Exhibition featuring Courtney Lane, 5:30 p.m., The Lightbox at Stillwater Music, 1315 Main Ave., Suite C. Free. Durango Creative District features Courtney Lane and her cyanotype photography in a fine art exhibition. Details: https://fb.me/e/71BYPFmgR, www.durangocreativedistrict.org.

Wine 101 – A Night of Comedy, 6-8 p.m., EsoTerra Ciderworks, 558 Main Ave. $45. Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/2vdna5k3.

San Juan Symphony String Quartet – Beyond the Concert Hall 3rd Ave. Arts Series, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. $5 student, $24 adult.

Balkan Bump, Phyphr, Māh Ze Tār, doors open at 7 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $35/$40. Details: http://tinyurl.com/ycy2spmv. 21 and older.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Bayfield Heritage Society Annual Meeting, 10 a.m., Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, Bayfield. Free. No registration needed. Call or email Curt Brown with questions at (612) 720-4778, curtbrown1960@gmail.com.

Learn from the Pros- Winter Fly Fishing, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Park at Colorado Parks and Wildlife lot (151 E. 16th St.) or Rotary Park – meet at Hatchery Hole. Free. Join local pros Cole Glenn and Greg Furda to learn fly fishing tips and tricks. Details: http://tinyurl.com/3wppk3p4 or email gregfurda@gmail.com.

Performance Workshop, 1 p.m., Durango Harley-Davidson, 750 South Camino del Rio. Free. Learn about Stage 1-4 engines. RSVP and be entered to win a free dyno tune. RSVP: https://forms.gle/6XiyAZcpZwof1i1G6.

Ragged Oak, doors open at 7 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave. F. $10. Come down to the basement for a night of live Indie rock and ambience. Details: thesubterraindurango.com.

Sunday, Jan. 21

Know the Snow Rando (Skimo) Race, 8 a.m., Purgatory Ski Resort, 1 Skier Place. $45. Ski uphill at Purgatory. 100% race fee = Know the Snow Fund. Details: http://tinyurl.com/yecn3dv9.

Monday, Jan. 22

Durango Death Café, 4 p.m., Durango Joes, 732 E. College Drive. Free. Open discussion on death and dying. Details: Lola.death.doula@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Call a Lawyer Event – Sponsored by Colorado Legal Services, 5-7 p.m. Free. Callers will be paired with a volunteer attorney to ask their legal question. No registration required, simply call 247-0266 to participate in this event.

Engage Durango Forum, 5-6:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Free. Meet with city of Durango staff members to learn about departmental projects or give feedback. Details: http://tinyurl.com/3wh7fche.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Adult Pottery Classes, 10 a.m., Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center @ The ELHI, 115 Ute St., Ignacio. $50-$260. Schedule and descriptions available at www.dscac.org. Details and registration: www.dscac.org, pottery.dancingspiritgallery@gmail.com, or 801-381-5760.

C&S Trivia: Peace, Love and Trivia, 6 p.m., Zia Cantina, 2977 Main Ave. Free. 1960s and ’70s trivia. Details: CliffNSamTrivia@gmail.com.

Thursday, Jan. 25

Theology Night, 5:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Free. Topic: God on Trial, how science and scientific discoveries have proven the existence of God. All are welcome to a lively discussion. Wine and cheese served. Sponsored by St. Columba Church.

Jan. 26-Feb. 4

Snowdown 2024: Peace, Love & Snowdown, various times and venues in Durango. For complete schedule, visit snowdown.org.

Friday, Jan. 26

Mustache Roulette, 7 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on 9th. $10 to participate. Kick off your Snowdown right and start with an awesome mustache. Buzzed or facepaint.

Saturday, Jan. 27

Biker Breakfast, 9 a.m., Durango Harley-Davidson 750 South Camino del Rio. Free. RSVP to enter to win a$100 gift card. Details and RSVP: https://forms.gle/TC9Z1i8zXEKfe1LXA.

Sunday, Jan. 28

Snowdown Chess Tournament, 2 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on 9th. $5. Chess tournament with prizes. Registration: Email tim@durangowinery.com.

Monday, Jan. 29

Jennifer Hill album release party, doors open at 7 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on 9th. $15. Sultry singer Jennifer Hill starts the tour for her new album, “Love Bomb.” Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/bd2d68zm.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Calling all small business innovators, noon, 835 Main Ave., Suite 225 (second floor of the Main Mall). Free. 12th Southwest Colorado Small Business Conference is seeking presenters to share their insights. Deadline Feb. 1. Details: https://forms.office.com/r/67qZyZzYrW.

100 Women Who Care La Plata (100WWC), 5:15-7 p.m., Zia Taqueria, 2977 Main Ave. Free.

Steely Dead, doors 6 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $22. Tickets and details: http://tinyurl.com/yvw6vw96. Ages 21 and older.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Sharpen your skills for our six-night Round Robin Euchre Tournament, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave. Every other Saturday starting Feb.10-24, March 9-23, April 13-27. Come with a partner or single, no experience needed. House rules apply. Details: Visit Unionsocialhouse.com or call 759-4144.