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The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will host a special St. Patrick’s Day train Thursday. (Durango Herald file)
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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will host a special St. Patrick’s Day train to Cascade Canyon on Thursday.

The Shamrock Express will offer a special selection of Guinness and another Irish beer along with live music by local Celtic musicians, the Kitchen Jam Band. They will play on the platform in front of the depot before departure as well as on board the train, where they will move from car to car playing traditional Irish music. St. Patrick’s Day-themed temporary tattoos will be available on the platform before boarding the train.

Passengers will have the option of pre-ordering a special St. Patrick’s Day boxed lunch in addition to the regular boxed lunches offered every day.

For times and tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3tSzY5O.

Wednesday, March 16

La Plata County Community Corrections Board Screening Committee, 12 p.m., www.co.laplata.co.us/calendar.php.

Durango Multimodal Advisory Board meeting, 4 p.m. www.durangogov.zoom.us.

“Come and See” Dinner and Discussion, Summit Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. Attendees will have a chance to explore faith, ask questions and share their point of view in a safe environment. To register, email jake@summitchurch.org or call 247-4213.

Airport Terminal Design Open House, 5-7 p.m., Durango City Hall, 949 East Second Ave.

Free Soldering Demonstration, 6:30-8 p.m., Durango Gem and Mineral Club, 2351 Main Ave. Visit www.durangorocks.org for more information.

Thursday-Friday, March 17-18

“The Dream on Royal Street” by Bayfield High School Theater, 7 p.m., Bayfield Performing Arts Center, 800 County Road 501. $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors.

Thursday, March 17

Shamrock Express, 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479 Main Ave. to Cascade Canyon. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/35wVLr8.

DurangoVirtual Planning Commission study session, 4 p.m., www.durangogov.zoom.us.

James Ranch Grill Gather Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., James Ranch Grill, 33846 U.S. Highway 550. A four-course plated prix fixe menu every Thursday evening through March. Limited seating available. Prepaid reservations only.

Life-Long Learning Lecture: The Important of Critical Race Theory, 7 p.m., https://www.fortlewis.edu/about-flc/leadership/professional-associates/life-long-learning-series. FLC professor of sociology Katherine Smith will inaugurate a discussion about CRT from an African American perspective in order to inform and engage the audience.

Friday, March 18

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

Little Wilderness, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Stillhouse Junkies with special guest Pixie & the Partygrass Boys, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, $20. Tickets and details: https://bit.ly/36e4AXp. 18 and older.

Shock Wave Drag Night, 9 p.m., Father’s Daughters Pizza, 640 Main Ave. 18 and older.

Saturday, March 19

Annual Dice Roll, 9 a.m., Harley-Davidson, 750 South Camino del Rio. Roll dice for a chance to win a motorcycle. Visit http://www.durangoharley.com for more information.

Durango Arts Repertory Theater Auditions, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.

Get Organized” Workshop, 1 p.m., Florida Grange, 636 U.S. Highway 160. Presented by Traci Key.

Live music: Vintage Brew, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Sunday, March 20

Intermediate Silversmithing, 9-5 p.m., Durango Gem and Mineral Club, 2351 Main Ave. Cost $200, $100 deposit. For more information, visit www.durangorocks.org.

Bluegrass Jam, 4-6 p.m., Mountain Monk Coffee, 558 Main Ave. Free with suggested donation. Hosted by iAM MUSIC.

Monday, March 21

Durango Arts Repertory Theater Auditions, 6-9 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.

Thursday, March 24

Basic First Aid, 5-6:30 p.m., Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Hosted by the Durango Fire and Rescue Department. To sign up, contact tosh.black@durangofire.org.

James Ranch Grill Gather Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., James Ranch Grill, 33846 U.S. Highway 550. A four-course plated prix fixe menu every Thursday evening through March. Limited seating available. Prepaid reservations only.

Friday, March 25

“Return of the wolf to the Rockies: Will science or politics shape the homecoming of Canis Lupus?” Presentation, 6-8 p.m., Powerhouse Science Center, 1295 Camino del Rio. Presentation by Michael Robinson, a senior Conservation Advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity. Light appetizers will be served. The bar will be open for drink purchases.

Live music: Smelter Mountain Boys, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Friday-Saturday, March 25-26

John Pizzarelli, 5 and 8 p.m., The Lift at Cascade, 50827 U.S. Highway 550. $150 per person includes dinner and the show. Dinner includes salad, and choice of prime rib, pasta with shrimp or frenched chicken saltimbocca. Tickets and details: https://bit.ly/3JgI3aY.

Saturday, March 26

Annual Dice Roll, 9 a.m., Harley-Davidson, 750 South Camino del Rio. Roll dice for a chance to win a motorcycle. Visit http://www.durangoharley.com for more information.

Duranglers Spring Fly Fishing Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Santa Rita Park, 149 South Camino del Rio. Fly fishing, education, clinics, and demos to prepare for the season. For more information, visit https://duranglers.com/event/duranglers-fly-fishing-festival.

Live music: Alex Ruiz, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

The Buzz with Noodle, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, $15. Tickets and details: https://bit.ly/3MKGjJ9. Ages 21 and older.