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Durango Events Calendar: Things to do in Durango and Bayfield

Hot air balloons will light up Main Avenue on Friday during the Downtown Durango Balloon Glow. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file)
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Downtown Durango to be set aglow

Hot air balloons will light up the sky in downtown Durango at the balloon glow in the 500 block of Main Avenue in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot.

Arrive around 6 p.m. to see the balloons inflate. The glow starts at about 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. Visitors will be able to see the balloon pilots in action. The balloons will come down around 7:30 p.m. The schedule is subject to change.

Make sure you bring your camera for the glowing balloons. There will also be “candlesticks,” which are the balloon basket and burners, without the balloon. Pilots will let kids get in the basket and pull the burner.

The event is sponsored by the Durango Business Improvement District.

For more information, visit www.downtowndurango.org/downtown-balloon-glow.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Durango Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Virtual Meeting, 5-7 p.m., DurangoGov.org/zoom.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Business Improvement District Board of Directors Meeting, 12-2 p.m., 850½ Main Ave., Suite No. 2.

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

La Plata County Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 1101 East Second Ave., www.co.laplata.co.us/calendar.php.

Durango School Board Candidate Forum via Zoom, 6-7:30 p.m., https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89934356014.

Ignacio School Board meeting, 7 p.m., www.ignacioschools.org.

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. 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.

Downtown Balloon Glow, 6 p.m., in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot, 479 Main Ave. Details: www.downtowndurango.org/downtown-balloon-glow.

Gothla, Halloween Belly Dance Show, 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave. Halloween show, dance party immediately after. Costumes encouraged. Tickets $15, available at Animas Trading Co. and the door.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 16

AVBR Mass Ascension, 7:30 a.m., Hermosa Meadows Road, do not park on the highway – there will be parking provided off Hermosa Meadows Road. Weather permitting. Details: https://bit.ly/3v4qbK3.

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.-1 p.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.

Biketober Fest – Brats & Brews,10 a.m., Durango Harley-Davidson, 750 South Camino del Rio. Brews and pre-owned motorcycle specials. Open to the public, all ages welcome. Must be 21 or older with valid ID for beer.

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.

Liver Down the River & The Buzz, 9 p.m. (doors open at 8), Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $18. Details and tickets: https://bit.ly/2YGAVTd. 18 and older.

Sunday, Oct. 17

AVBR Mass Ascension, 7:30 a.m., Hermosa Meadows Road, do not park on the highway – there will be parking provided off Hermosa Meadows Road. Weather permitting. Details: https://bit.ly/3v4qbK3.

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

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.

Punk Rock Breakfast, 11 a.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $12. Details and tickets: https://bit.ly/3apUgKK. 21 and older.

Sports Events, Oct. 14-22
Thursday, Oct. 14

Wolverine Volleyball vs Centauri, 4 p.m., Bayfield High School.

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.

Men’s soccer: Bayfield vs. Gunnison, 5:30 p.m., Bayfield High School.

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

Saturday, Oct. 16

Ignacio High School football vs. Monte Vista, 11 a.m., Ignacio High School.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Ignacio High School volleyball vs. Norwood, 4 p.m., Ignacio High School.

Friday, Oct. 22

Ignacio high School volleyball vs. Norwood, 4 p.m., Ignacio High School.

Ignacio High School football vs. Centauri, 7 p.m., Ignacio High School.

  • 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.