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Durango Events Calendar: Things to do in Durango and Bayfield

Participants will learn about pollinators and native plants with La Plata Open Space Conservancy during its pollinator workshop Saturday (July 31). (Durango Herald file)
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La Plata Open Space Conservancy will host a pollinator workshop Saturday (July 31) on a conserved property on County Road 516, about 10 minutes south of Bayfield. Directions will be provided to registrants.

The landowner will guide attendees on a walk on the property while discussing ways to improve pollinator habitat. Attendees will learn which native plants work well to attract pollinators, whether they have 40 acres or a front yard to work with.

The workshop is part of the Southwest Stewardship Series, funded by Great Outdoors Colorado.

The event is free and open to all landowners and interested community members, but registration is required.

For more information and to register, visit www.lposc.org.

Local Events, July 28-Aug. 11
July 28-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.

Thursday, July 29

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

Friday, July 30

Seventeenth annual Party in the Park, 5:30-9 p.m., Buckley Park. $30. Children 12 and younger free. Music by Motet and Afrobeatniks. No glass, outside alcohol or dogs. Food vendors will be onsite and outside food is allowed. Tickets: www.ksutpresents.org/party-in-the-park-2021.

Friday-Saturday, July 30-31

iAM Silverton Music Fest, 4:30-9:45 p.m. Friday, 1-9:45 p.m. Saturday, Columbine Park, 1239 Blair St., Silverton. $15-$25 single-day tickets, $40 weekend passes. Lineup: Tierro Band With Bridget Law, Niceness, Stillhouse Junkies, Elder Grown, Ghost Tapes, High Country Hustle, Katie Haverly, Julian Marcos Hood, Avant Horizon, Dandu, People We Know, Alex Blocker, Ryell Carley, Zembu, Snazzy Licks, (DJ)-Calvin and Cousin Curtis. Tickets: www.iammusicfest.us.

Friday-Sunday, Jul 30-Aug. 1

Carve Wars chainsaw art competition, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Purgatory Resort base area. Free. A traveling chainsaw art competition, featuring chainsaw artists from around the country. Family-friendly. Art pieces are sold upon completion at a live auction, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. Details: www.purgatoryresort.com/events/carve-wars.

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.

Sunday, Aug. 1

Veterans benefit breakfast, 9-11 a.m., VFM Post 4031, 1550 Main Avenue. Details: www.vfw4031.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 3

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

MarchFourth, 8:30 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $30-$35. Enjoy 28 member band and performance arts group is a larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats who tour the country year-round with a spirit of celebration. Details: 946-2281, durangomassive@hotmail.com or www.animascitytheatre.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.

Friday, Aug. 6

Durango Botanic Gardens annual bulb sale, online. Order online through Aug. 17. Pick-up in October. Membership not required to order. Details and ordering: www.durangobotanicgardens.org or 880-4841.

Saturday, Aug. 7

Summer Arts & Crafts Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Buckley Park. Local artists with hand/homemade arts, crafts and foods, including jewelry, woodwork, kitchen and home decor, clothing, candles, puppets, sun catchers and more. Details: missmargiesfestivals@gmail.com.

Book talk and signing with historian and author John Steinle, 1 p.m., outdoors on the Animas Museum grounds, 3065 West Second Ave. Steinle is the author of "Colorado and the Silver Crash," and will speak on the 1893 Silver Panic that left its mark on the history of La Plata County. Details: www.animasmuseum.org or 259-2402.

Sunday, Aug. 8

Artikal Sound System & Sensi Trails Reggae Night, 8 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $18-$20. Reggae Night with bands from Florida and California. Tickets: www.animascitytheatre.com, 946-2281 or durangomassive@hotmail.com.

Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 11-15

La Plata County Fair, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. Various prices. rodeo, displays, exhibits, junior livestock auction, demolition derby, food and a concert by country music star Michael Martin Murphey on Friday night. Details: 247-8477 or www.durango.org/events/annual-events/summer/la-plata-county-fair.

Sports Events, July 28-Aug. 7
Wednesday, July 28

Devo fun race for children, 5 p.m., Fort Lewis College Student Union parking lot, 1001 Rim Drive. $5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: www.facebook.com/events/158254959613089.

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 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 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.

Bill Mashaw Golf Tournament, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Hillcrest Golf Club, 2300 Rim Drive. Fundraiser for The Kiwanis Club of Durango. All proceeds benefit children in La Plata County. Details: Scott Shadid at 749-8986.

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