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Durango Events Calendar: Things to do in Durango and Bayfield

Brendan Vlass, a barber, gives veteran Thomas Parks a haircut in 2019 at the Four Corners Veterans Stand Down in the Exhibit Hall at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. This year’s event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6) at the fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file)
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Four Corners Veterans Stand Down will host an event from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6) at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave..

Services provided at the event will include: help with VA benefits; enrollment; medical care; mental health care and general health care; hygiene supplies; housing assistance; haircuts; clothing; employment and optometry.

Stand Down is a military term for when military members return from the front and are afforded a time to take some down time and re-equip or repair damaged gear. Stand Down events are an opportunity to connect with other veterans and organizations that help veterans.

Four Corners Stand Down is focused on homeless, jobless and at-risk veterans to offer a “hand up-not a hand out.” Although focused on this small section of veterans, all veterans are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Greg at 759-0117.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Four Corners Veterans Stand Down event, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. Free. Services include help with VA benefits, enrollment, medical care, mental health care and general health care, hygiene supplies, housing assistance, haircuts, clothing, employment and optometry. Details: Greg at 759-0117.

THURSDAY, OCT. 7

SKA-BQ with Thee Fearless Peasants, 5 p.m., Ska Brewing, 225 Girard St.

Southwest La Plata Library District regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Sunnyside Branch Library, 75 County Road 218.

Merely Players’ production of “Men on Boats,” 7 p.m., Merely Underground, 789 Tech Center Drive, $30. Details and tickets: www.merelyplayers.org; 749-8585.

Friday, Oct. 8

Styles ‘n’ Stones Annual Jewelry Sale Benefit, noon-6 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1550 Main Ave. An annual fundraising event by local jewelers to support the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado.

A Spooky Night at the Pumpkin Patch, 6 p.m., Falfa Pumpkin Patch, 54 County Road 221, $5 per person.

Merely Players’ production of “Men on Boats,” 7 p.m., Merely Underground, 789 Tech Center Drive, $30. Details and tickets: www.merelyplayers.org; 749-8585.

ill. Gates, Ahee and Mtn. Menace, 9:30 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $27-$30. Electronic dance music. Tickets: www.animascitytheatre.com, Animas Trading Co., 946-2281 or durangomassive@hotmail.com.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Sixth Annual Brisket Cook-off and Corn Hole, 11 a.m., Farmers Fresh, 535 Goddard Ave., Ignacio. Details: https://bit.ly/39CWWEj.

Merely Players’ production of “Men on Boats,” 2 and 7 p.m., Merely Underground, 789 Tech Center Drive, $30. Details and tickets: www.merelyplayers.org; 749-8585.

"Under the Lights" Fundraising Event Presented by Pearce Joza, 3:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., $10. Details: https://bit.ly/3ETT0gU.

Sunday, Oct. 10

29th Annual Toy Run, 10 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. Meet at Durango Harley-Davidson at 10 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts, Then, follow Santa Claus on his Harley to the fairgrounds. Decorate your bike or car to show your support for the event. 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. Admission is $10 or a new, unwrapped toy worth at least $10.

Indigenous People's Day March, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., meets at Durango Transit Center, 250 W. Eighth St. Details: https://bit.ly/3a56ZC4.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

La Plata County Wildlife Advisory Board meeting, 4:30 p.m., https://zoom.us/j/93057844944.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Snowdown Kick-off Party, 5 p.m., Fur Trappers Steakhouse & Bar, 701 East Second Ave.

Friday, Oct. 15

The Wonder of the Wild with Edward Aldrich opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave. Free. Meet wildlife painter Edward Aldrich. Exhibition open daily Oct. 5 to 31. Details: www.sorrelsky.com/pages/gallery-events.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Animas River Cleanup with 5RTU, 9 a.m., Santa Rita Park, 149 South Camino del Rio. Bring gloves and water, trash bags provided. Meet at Santa Rita between 8:30 and 9 a.m. and clean up downstream to Purple Cliffs until noon. Meet back at Santa Rita Park for lunch and prizes.

Durango Daybreak Rotary – Chip Huntoon Food Drive for Manna, 9 a.m.-1p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot, 2500 Main Ave., and Albertsons, 311 W. College Drive. Bring nonperishable food to event. Monetary donations accepted as well.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Durango-Farmington Bicycle Tour, 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., from Cundiff Park to San Juan College, Farmington. $100, $125 after Oct. 1. The route follows La Posta Road then U.S. Highway 550 across the state line. Riders will then follow gas field roads and singletrack though Kiffen Canyon to finish the ride in the Farmington Glade Trail System. Registration: raceroster.com/events/2021/47092/durango-farmington-bicycle-tour-2021.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Spoken Acoustic Concert, 7 p.m., Durango Faith Community Church of the Nazarene, 1400 Highway 172. $10. Thunder Clap Youth Group and DFCE Productions present Spoken – Acoustic. Details: www.facebook.com/events/1023264174881638.

Sports Events, Oct. 6-16
Friday, Oct. 8

Women's volleyball: Fort Lewis College vs. Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Gymnasium Full Court, cost: free for FLC students and employees; $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens and high school students, www.goskyhawks.com.

Durango High School football vs. Harrison, 6 p.m., DHSl.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Durango High School boys varsity soccer vs Montrose High School, 1 p.m., DHS.

Women's volleyball: Fort Lewis College vs. Westminster College, 3 p.m., Gymnasium Full Court, cost: free for FLC students and employees; $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens and high school students, www.goskyhawks.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Durango High School volleyball vs. Montezuma-Cortez, 6 p.m., DHS.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Durango High School boys soccer vs. Fruita Monument High School, 6 p.m., DHS.

Friday, Oct. 15

Women’s soccer: Fort Lewis College vs. Colorado Mesa, 1 p.m., varsity soccer field, cost: free for FLC students and employees; $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens and high school students, www.goskyhawks.com.

Durango High School football vs. Discovery Canyon, 6 p.m., DHS.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Football: Homecoming: Fort Lewis College vs. Colorado Mesa University, noon, FLC football stadium, Cost: All tickets can be purchased at www.goskyhawks.com.

  • For more information and to confirm event information, visit each event page online or call the organizer.
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Event listings are updated daily on www.durangoherald.com and in the printed editions of The Durango Herald every Wednesday.

The deadline for listings is 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Event listings are limited in length. You will not be able to list your event in this form if you exceed this limit or fail to complete the form below. Listings also may be submitted by email to events@durangoherald.com, but must contain the information listed on the form below, and in the same order.

Listings are published at the prerogative of the calendar editor and may be edited for punctuation, clarity and length and to eliminate tasteless material. The Durango Herald bears no responsibility for inaccurate entries.