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Durango Events Calendar: Things to do in Durango and Bayfield

San Juan Basin Archaeology Society will lead an education field trip to see arborglyphs or tree carvings. (File)
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San Juan Basin Archaeology Society will host a field trip to view arborglyphs Friday, July 23, at Beaver Creek and Piedra Stock Driveway.

Participants will learn about the history of sheepherding in Southwest Colorado with a full-day tour of carved aspen trees or arborglyphs in Beaver Meadows and along the Piedra Stock Driveway in the San Juan National Forest, guided by Andrew Gulliford, history professor at Fort Lewis College.

Gulliford’s recent book, “The Woolly West,” won the Colorado Book Award and the Wrangler Award for Outstanding Nonfiction.

Cost is $20 for members. To join, visit www.sjbas.org.

For more information or to sign up, email andy@gulliford.com.

Local Events, July 21-Aug. 4
July 21-Aug.1

Music in the Mountains Classic Music Festival, various times, Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. $35-$75 for most concerts. Tickets: www.musicinthemountains.com.

Wednesday, July 21 and 28

True Western Roundup Rodeo Series, 6:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. $10-$15, children 4 and younger free. Open rodeo events. Tickets: www.truewesternroundup.com.

Wednesday, July 21

San Juan Basin Archaeological Society in-person presentation on “Diné Survivance and the Old Leupp Boarding School,” with Davina Ruth Two Bears, 6:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, Lightner Conference room above the Exhibit Hall and on Zoom. Free. Attendees must have COVID-19 vaccinations. Details: www.sjbas.org.

Cash’d Out, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $21-$25. Tickets: https://bit.ly/2TKAJzH.

Thursday, July 22

La Plata Quilters Guild “July at Christmas” Challenge quilts exhibition, 5:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension building, 2500 Main Ave. COVID-19 precautions followed. Bring a mask, snack and alcohol-free beverage.

Outdoorsy Outpost open house, 5-8 p.m., 934B Main Ave. Food provided by Hermosa Cafe. Live music by BrettLynn. Details: bit.ly/durangorenter.

Friday, July 23

San Juan Basin Archaeology Society trip to view arborglyphs, all day, Beaver Creek and Piedra Stock Driveway. Cost $20 for members. Led by Andrew Gulliford. Details: www.sjbas.org or andy@gulliford.com.

80s Video Dance and Costume Party, 8 p.m., Animas City Theater, 128 E. College Blvd. $5. Dress up in 80’s attire and come enjoy favorite 80’s videos and music ranging from Ah-Ha to ZZ Top. The event is 21 and older. Details: www.animascitytheatre.com/event/80s-video-dance-costume-party.

Saturday, July 24

Fly Fishing 101 class with San Juan Angler fly fishing shop, 10-11:30 a.m., Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, Bayfield. Free. Participants will learn the basics of setting up a fly rod, beginner casting skills and entomology. Gear provided. Register at the library or call 884-2222, ext. 1.

San Ignacio Fiesta Parade, 10 a.m., Ignacio High School. Lineup and registration begin at 9 a.m. No pre-registration or fee. Registration forms available at www.stignatiuschurchignacio.com. Details: call 563-4241 or 749-6830.

Sunday, July 25

Authors in the Parklet, 4-7 p.m., Maria's Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. Free. Meet authors Katie Terrel-Ramos and Sylvester Alred. Authors will be signing books. Details: mackenze@farcountrypress.com.

Cha Wa, 8 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $25-$30. Details: 946-2281, durangomassive@hotmail.com or www.animascitytheatre.com.

Sunday, July 27

Grain Day, 8:30 a.m., Southwestern Colorado Research Center, 16898 County Road Z, Yellow Jacket. Free. Take a free tour of heritage grain trial plots and enjoy a bread tasting. Details: Emily at 562-4255. Registration: bit.ly/2W1CnxG.

Monday, July 26

March for Disability Awareness, 4:15 p.m., from Gaslight Theatre, 102 E. Fifth St., to Buckley Park. Meet at 4 p.m. Cake and punch served at the park.

Thursday, July 29

Durango Green Drinks, 5:15 p.m., online with in-person events to resume soon. Hosted Durango Farmers Market and Durango Sustainability Department. Details: www.facebook.com/events/145330054337711.

Saturday, July 31

La Plata Open Space Conservancy pollinator workshop on a conserved property on County Road 516, about 10 minutes south of Bayfield. Free. Directions provided to registrants. Participants will learn about which native plants attract pollinators. Registration: www.lposc.org.

Community breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Marvel Grange Hall, 217 County Road 133A, Marvel. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee will be served. Donations are appreciated. Everyone is welcome. Details: 588-3386.

Chuck Wagon Cook-off, 5 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. $20. Chuckwagon dinner served at 5 p.m. Advance tickets on sale at Basin Coop or at the door. Details: Larry Zauberis at 759-5629.

Tuesday, Aug. 3

Bayfield Marshall’s Office National Night Out barbecue, 5-7 p.m., Eagle Park, 1189 Bayfield Parkway. Food and refreshments provided. See the patrol cars and try impairment goggles that simulate vision while under the influence of alcohol. Details: www.bayfieldmarshalsoffice.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 4

Bike rodeo with local first responder organizations, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Riverview Elementary School, 2900 Mesa Ave.Free. Bike safety tips, trail information, free DPD bike registration, helmet inspections and bike safety checks. Details: 375-4700.

Sports Events, July 7-21
Wednesday, July 21 and 28

Lacrosse summer drop-in clinics, 6-7 p.m., Durango Lacrosse, 2900 Mesa Ave. Free. For U10-U14 players, experienced or inexperienced. Girls and boys welcome. Bring equipment. Details and gear check-out, contact Andy Grenhart at andy.grenhart@durangogov.org or 375-7324.

Thursday, July 22 and 29

Prana Vinyasa Yoga Deep Dive, 5:30 p.m., The Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave. $20 drop-in. Details: www.yogadurango.com.

Friday, July 23 and 30

Morning Yoga, 9 a.m., James Ranch Road. Tickets: www.yogadurango.com/schedule.

Yoga y el Rezo, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., FLC El Centro de Muchos Colores Hispanic Resource Center, 1000 Rim Drive. Free. Details: www.facebook.com/events/747890392573696.

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