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Stillwater Music’s seventh annual Party in the Park featured performances from Stillwater Music bands, the Be Frank Foundation and Durango Arts Center. This year, the Party in the Park will be held from noon to 5:30 Saturday at Buckley Park. (Durango Herald file)

Highlight of the Week

Stillwater Music will host its 10th annual Party in the Park from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Buckley Park in Durango.

The party will feature more than 120 young people performing live music by Stillwater Music bands and dance from Bella Dance groups. Students from Durango Martial Arts Academy will give demonstrations as well.

There will also be booths hosted by area organizations with information about their summer programs for kids, including: Bella Dace, Seed Studio, 4 Corners Riversports, Adaptive Sports Association, Boy Scouts Troop 538, Cub Scout Pack 502, Colvig Silver Camps, Durango Martial Arts Academy, FLC Mini Sports Camp, Girl Scouts, Durango Arts Center, Powerhouse Science Center and Stillwater Music. This is a free family event.

There will also be hands-on activities for kids and food from Juicy’s Shanty along with five hours of live music.

This event is sponsored by First Southwest Bank, the City of Durango, John A. Rothchild, D.D.S, and the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County.

Wednesday, May 18

Volunteer Cycling Training, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Adaptive Sports Association Headquarters, 463 Turner Drive, No. 105. ASA is seeking volunteers to assist on cycling programs this summer. No experience necessary. Call 259-0374, visit asadurango.com or email program@asadurango.com to register.

San Juan Basin Public Health Virtual Resource Fair, 12-1 p.m., https://sjbpublichealth.org/sjbph-virtual-resource-fair/. Providers and community partners are invited to learn about resources available to their clients.

Fire Evacuation and Preparedness, 5-6:30 p.m., Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.

Durango Bird Club Meeting, 6 p.m., Fort Lewis College, Education Business Hall 055, 1000 Rim Drive. Amanda St. Pierre and Chris MacDonald will host a presentation about eBird and Merlin apps, audio recording and digiscoping hints. https://durangobirdclub.wixsite.com/mysite.

Thursday-Sunday, May 19-22

Matilda” performed by Merely Players, 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m., Sunday, Merely Underground, 789 Tech Center Drive, $25-$35, https://merelyplayers.org/.

Thursday, May 19

Salsa Festival, 4-7 p.m., Soco Wood and Windows, 20909 U.S. Highway 160 West. Live music, food, libations, dancing and a salsa competition.

Storytelling is Medicine, 5-7 p.m., Fort Lewis Amphitheater, 1000 Rim Drive. Navajo stories about food and health with Sunny Dooley and Diné Hozhojii Hané Teller. Register at formstack.io/DB239 or contact Chelsie at Chelsie.Begoody@swcahec.org.

Durango Library Members Only Book Pre-Sale, 6-8 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Bar Jay Bar, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, 6475 County Road 203.

Pete Giuliani Duo, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Friday, May 20

Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Members can join at the door.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting, 5:45 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Volunteer Rafting Training, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Adaptive Sports Association Headquarters, 463 Turner Drive, No. 105. ASA is seeking volunteers to assist on rafting programs this summer. No experience necessary. Call 259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to register.

Larry Carver and Jack Ellis, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Side FX, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Recital Series, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Drive. $20 adults, $8 students and children.

Artists You Should Know Series presents: The Small Glories, 7:30 p.m., Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. For tickets and information, visit www.durangoconcerts.com.

Saturday, May 21

Devin Scott on the Ukulele, 8-12 a.m., Durango Farmers Market, 259 W. Ninth St.

Animas River Clean Up, 8:30 a.m., Rotary Park, 1565 East Second Ave. Help Trout Unlimited clean up the Animas River, https://fiveriverstu.org/.

Garden Club of Durango Plant Sale, 9-10:30 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.

Pollinator Workshop, 9-11:30 a.m., conserved property in Bayfield. Attendees will learn about pollinator biology and pollinator-friendly native plants with experts. Address will be given upon registration. To register, visit https://lposc.org/.

Brushlettering Fun, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The ArtRoom, 1309 East Third Ave.

Party in the Park, 12-5:30 p.m., Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave. Stillwater Music to present a family-friendly youth performing arts festival featuring 120 youth performers.

Joshua Mandrala, 1-4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

San Juan Symphony Family Concert, 4 p.m., Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Drive. $5 tickets at the door.

Hamburger Fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mt. Allison Grange, 2622 County Road 329. Call 749-8438 for more information.

iAM Music Fest and Late Show, 5-9 p.m. & 9-11 p.m., Studio & Outdoor Stage, 1027 Main Ave. Main show: Elder Grown, Alex Blocker, Haro In The Dark, Secret Circus Society and Femme Verte. Late show: Public Opinion.

Horseshirt, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Sunday, May 22

Brian Aherne, 1-4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Black Velvet Trio, 4-8 p.m., 600 Main Ave. #210.

Choral Society Cabaret, 5 p.m., Fort Lewis College Ballroom, 1000 Rim Drive. $75 includes dinner and show.

iAM Jam Session, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

Monday, May 23

Intro to Water Bath Canning, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 2500 Main Ave., $18. Learn the basics of water bath canning for high acid foods through instruction and experience. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/328379210057.

Tuesday, May 24

AARP Smart Driver Class, 9 a.m., Durango La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. Call Bernice at 382-6428 for details.

Volunteer Rafting Training, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Adaptive Sports Association Headquarters, 463 Turner Drive #105. ASA is seeking volunteers to assist on rafting programs this summer. No experience necessary. Call 259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to register.

Maddy and Kev, 6-9 p.m., Durango Hot Springs, 6475 County Road 203.

Wednesday, May 25

Volunteer Canoe Kayak Training, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Adaptive Sports Association Headquarters, 463 Turner Drive #105. ASA is seeking volunteers to assist on canoe/kayak programs this summer. No experience necessary. Call 259-0374, visit asadurango.com, or email program@asadurango.com to register.

Battle of the Animas, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mild to Wild, 50 Animas View Drive. All tourist businesses are welcome to participate (restaurants, hotels, etc). Fees are 2/$35 gift certificates to your place of business. Eight people per boat for a team.

Great Garden Series, 4-6 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. “Ready, Set, Garden!” presented by Darrin Parmenter of the CSU Extension Office. Hosted by the Durango Botanic Gardens.

Wildfire Class, 5-6:30 p.m., Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.

The Music of the Carpenters: Close to You, 7:30 p.m., Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Drive. For tickets and information, visit www.durangoconcerts.com.

Sports
Saturday, May 28

2022 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, 7 a.m. Details: www.ironhorsebicycleclassic.com/2021-registration.

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