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Durango Events Calendar

The Polish Ambassador is setting up for a two-night stay this week at Animas City Theatre. (Courtesy)
Memorial Day Events
Friday, May 24-Monday, May 27
Healing Fields at Santa Rita Park
  • Friday, May 24: 8:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremony.
  • Friday, May 24: 9 p.m.: Lighting Ceremony.
  • Monday, May 27: 4 p.m.: Closing Ceremony.
Saturday, May 26-Sunday, May 27

VFW Buddy Poppy Drive at various locations in Durango.

Saturday, May 25

8 a.m.: Iron Horse Classic Veterans Train Ride to Silverton.

10 a.m.: Flags places on veterans’ graves at Greenmount Cemetery.

Monday, May 27

10 a.m.: Vietnam Memorial Ceremony at Iris Park.

11 a.m.: Veterans Memorial Ceremony at Greenmount Cemetery.

11:45 a.m.: Those Lost at Sea Ceremony at the bridge behind Rotary Park.

Noon-3 p.m.: VFW Post 4031 Open House, 1550 Main Ave. All are welcome.

Wednesday, May 22

Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training – Flatwater Paddle Sports, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 463 Turner Drive, #105. Free. Learn how to participate as a flatwater paddle sports volunteer. No experience necessary. RSVP and details: Call 259-0374, email program@asadurango.com or visit asadurango.com.

Battle of the Animas, 10:45 a.m., teams meet at Mild to Wild before shuttling to 32nd (50 Animas View Drive). Free to watch, gift certificate donation from your business to register. Local businesses race down the Animas River from 32nd St to Santa Rita Park. Sign up your team by calling 247-4789 or emailing info@mild2wildrafting.com.

Lunch & Learn: SEO & Content Strategy – So You Rank #1 on Google, noon, 259 W. Ninth St. $15. Details: https://tinyurl.com/3wdys466.

Great Garden Series, 4:30-6 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Free. The Permacultural Approach to Prepping the Spring Garden presented by Eva Montane. Details: https://tinyurl.com/mrphycnj.

The Handwriting on the Wall (and Ceilings): The Aztec Ruins Historic Inscriptions Project, A Presentation by Victoria Atkins, Fred Blackburn and Logan Dean, 6:30-8 p.m., Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. Free. Presentation focusing on efforts to document and preserve historic inscriptions at Aztec Ruins National Monument. Details: https://tinyurl.com/52yyfv34.

The Polish Ambassador with Scott Nice and Grandfather Gold, 8 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E, College Drive. $40/$45. Tickets and details: https://tinyurl.com/y9f6p36c. 21 and older.

Thursday, May 23

Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training – Rafting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 463 Turner Drive, #105. Free. Learn how to participate as a rafting volunteer. No experience necessary. RSVP and details: Call 259-0374, email program@asadurango.com or visit asadurango.com.

Terry Rickard, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Public House 701, 701 East Second Ave. Free. Live music on the patio (or inside if bad weather).

Jeff Solon Jazz, 6-8 p.m., Lola’s Place on the patio, 725 East Second Ave.

Music from the Americas, 7 p.m., Summit Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. Free. Concert featuring Helen Goode, clarinet, Cynthia Williams, piano and John O'Neal, percussion.

The Polish Ambassador with Scott Nice and Grandfather Gold, 8 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E, College Drive. $40/$45. Tickets and details: https://tinyurl.com/y9f6p36c. 21 and older.

Friday, May 24-Sunday, May 26

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Friday, May 24

Downtown Clean Day, 8:30 a.m., 700 Main Ave. Parking Lot.

Mike Testa, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Public House 701, 701 East Second Ave. Free. Live music on patio (inside if bad weather).

Live local music, 7 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on Ninth. $15. Singer/songwriter Tashi T followed by The Monkberries. Advance tickets available at thesubterraindurango.com.

Saturday, May 25

Heart Health Symposium and Blood Pressure Clinic, 8 a.m.-noon, Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, Bayfield. Free. Presented by nurses from Common Spirit Mercy Cardiology and the PRN pool.

Sri Chinmoy Oneness – Home Peace Run, 11 a.m., Durango Welcome Center, 802 Main Ave. Free. Welcome the international Peace Run Torch Relay to Durango as it journeys through 160 countries. Peace Run website: www.peacerun.org. Details: Contact Ellen Babers, city of Durango community events 764-5632.

Tashi T with The Monkberries, doors open at 7 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on Ninth Street. $15, Details: thesubterraindurango.com.

Monday, May 27

Paint Like Steve Ross! Art Showcase, 1-3 p.m., VFW, 1550 Main Ave. Free. Art for Veterans/Paint Like Steve Ross! students will showcase their landscape oil paintings.

Tuesday, May 28

Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training – Road Cycling, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 463 Turner Drive, #105. Free. Learn how to participate as a road cycling volunteer. No experience necessary. RSVP and details: Call 259-0374, email program@asadurango.com or visit asadurango.com.

Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training – Indoor Rock Climbing, 10 a.m.-noon, Gravity Lab, 732 County Road 233. Free. Learn how to participate as an indoor rock climbing volunteer. No experience necessary. RSVP and details: Call 259-0374, email program@asadurango.com or visit asadurango.com.

Engage Durango Forum, 5-6:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Free. Learn about city capital improvement projects. Free food, interpretation and child care. Details: https://tinyurl.com/5n6fn6km.

Rotary Club of Durango meeting, 6-7 p.m., Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Free. Learn how La Plata County Humane Society serves the community, upcoming events and goals. Visitors welcome. Details: Contact Mtnman16@gmail.com.

Pub Trivia, 6:45 p.m. Durango Elks Lodge, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Free. All proceeds to toward the fund for physically challenged access to the Elks Lodge. Members and guests welcome. Details: 759-9393.

Wednesday, May 29

Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training – Mountain Biking, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 463 Turner Drive, #105. Free. Learn how to participate as a mountain biking volunteer. No experience necessary. RSVP and details: Call 259-0374, email program@asadurango.com or visit asadurango.com.

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

The Sadies, 8 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $25/$30. Tickets and details: https://tinyurl.com/3abjpayk. 21 and older.

Thursday, May 30

Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training – Rafting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 463 Turner Drive, #105. Free. Learn how to participate as a rafting volunteer. No experience necessary. RSVP and details: Call 259-0374, email program@asadurango.com or visit asadurango.com.

Animas River Days Kickoff Party, 5-8 p.m., 2nd Deli & Spirits, 601 East Second Ave., Suite D. Free. Details: https://tinyurl.com/yrcswk9u.

GED Graduation Ceremony, 6-7 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Details: Email info@durangoadulted.org or visit https://durangoadulted.org/.

Jeff Solon Jazz, 6-8 p.m., Lola’s Place on the patio, 725 East Second Ave.

Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Friday, May 31

Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training – Rafting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 463 Turner Drive, #105. Free. Learn how to participate as a rafting volunteer. No experience necessary. RSVP or details: 259-0374, email program@asadurango.com or visit asadurango.com.

Southwest Colorado Cancer Survivor Celebration, 4-8 p.m., Three Springs Pavilion, 151 Heritage Lane. Free. Cancer survivor celebration in honor and support of cancer survivors, families, caregivers and health care professionals. Details: https://tinyurl.com/yakdea85.

May Birthdays Party, 7-10 p.m., The Subterrain, 900 Main Ave., Suite F, entrance on Ninth. If it's your birthday month, get a free cupcake, birthday hat and $2 off drinks. Details: thesubterraindurango.com.

Saturday, June 1

Animas River Days, all day, Santa Rita Park, 149 South Camino del Rio. Free. Details: www.animasriverdays.com.

Introduction to Iyengar Yoga, 9 a.m., 4 Corners Yoga Studio in the Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave., Room 32 (on the third floor). $20 prepaid, $25 at the door. Details: Visit www.k-lea.com or call (303) 819-9076.

Help out at the Hive, noon, 1150 Main Ave. Help deconstruct the skatepark in order to move out. Details: ryan@verdepr.com.

Sunday, June 2

Animas River Days, all day, Santa Rita Park, 149 South Camino del Rio. Free. Details: www.animasriverdays.com.

Durango Choral Society Concert, 2 p.m., St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. $20/Students $5/Children under 12 free. Durango Women’s Choir and Sante Fe Women’s Ensemble are “together again” singing uplifting music. Tickets and details: www.durangochoralsociety.org.

Monday, June 3

Chess Club, 6:30-9 p.m., Guild House Games, 835 Main Ave., Suite 203-204. Free to play. Boards and pieces supplied. Details: https://tinyurl.com/5hnz72ht.

Tuesday, June 4

MOMOrango Cyclists Discount, 4-8 p.m., Sherpa Momo Ghar food truck, 3062 Main Ave., behind Union Social House. Ride over your bike to us and get 20% discount on all MOMO (House made authentic Himalayan dumplings).

Wednesday, June 5-Sunday, June 9

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Wednesday, June 5

Great Garden Series, 4:30-6 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Free. A deep dive into native grasses and wildflowers presented by Robby Henes, owner, Southwest Seed. Details: Visit DurangoBotanicGardens.org/Events or call 880-4841.

Thursday, June 6

Jeff Solon Jazz, 6-8 p.m., Lola’s Place on the patio, 725 East Second Ave.

Friday, June 7

Golden Graduate Weekend, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Lewis College 1000 Rim Drive. $50. Alumni who graduated 50-plus years ago are invited to spend two days doing various activities. Details: https://tinyurl.com/2kc5eecm.

Nameless Narratives: Durango, 5-7 p.m., Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave., Suite 20B. By donation only. An art exhibit dedicated to uplift local BIPOC artists and their communities. details: Call 571-2415, email caleb@legacyunbound.org or visit www.legacyunbound.org.

Saturday, June 8

Homebuyer Education Class in Durango, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. $15 workbook fee. Topics include: budget, credit, insurance, lending, down payment assistance programs, real estate, inspection and home maintenance. Details: https://tinyurl.com/3jd32naj.

Monday, June 10

Camp Creative, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center @ The ELHI, 115 Ute St., Ignacio. $165. Weeklong kids art camp for ages 5-12. Scholarships available. Details: Call 563-4600 or register online at www.dscac.org or email assistant.dancingspiritgallery@gmail.com.

Chess Club, 6:30-9 p.m., Guild House Games, 835 Main Ave., Suite 203-204. Free to play. Boards and pieces supplied. Details: https://tinyurl.com/5hnz72ht.

Tuesday, June 11-Sunday, June 16

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Monday, June 17-Friday, June 21

Durango Safetytown, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Columba School, 1801 East Third Ave. Free. Runs through June 17-21 for kindergarten-bound children through third grade-bound children. Registration forms available at the Durango Police Department, 990 East Second Ave. Details: Call 759-9163.

Tuesday, June 18-Sunday, June 23

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Tuesday, June 25-Sunday, July 21

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Thursday, June 27

Jeff Solon Jazz, 6-8 p.m., Lola’s Place on the patio, 725 East Second Ave.

GA-20, 8 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $30/$35. Tickets and details: https://tinyurl.com/4jun7v45. 21 and older.

Thursday, July 4

4th of July River Parade, 8 a.m., Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, 50 Animas View Drive. Half Day Raft trips start at $79. Details: Call 247-4789, email info@mild2wildrafting.com or visit https://tinyurl.com/yc5mwjhu.

Saturday, July 20

Christmas in July, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds & Events Center, 2500 Main Ave. $5. Details: Email info@bci-events.com or visit https://tinyurl.com/39stvmdx.

Tuesday, July 23-Sunday, July 28

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Tuesday, July 30-Sunday, Aug. 11

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 13-Sunday, Aug. 18

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Saturday, Aug. 17

The Fast and The Curious 5K/10K Fun Run, 8:30 a.m., Santa Rita Park, 149 South Camino del Rio. $35 for the 5k, $45 for the 10k. Fundraiser benefits the Durango Adult Education Center. Details and registration: durangoadulted.org/fun-run-event/. Registration deadline is Aug. 7.

Tuesday, Aug. 20-Saturday, Aug. 24

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Monday, Aug. 26

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Friday, Aug. 30-Sunday, Sept. 1

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Thursday, Sept. 5-Sunday, Sept. 15

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Thursday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Sept. 22

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 24-Wednesday, Sept. 25

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

Friday, Sept. 27-Saturday, Sept. 28

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 4:30-9 p.m., 6:30 p.m. supper is served, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, 8080 County Road 250. $18- $57. Old West Cowboy Music & Chuckwagon Supper. Reservations required. Details and to register: Call 247-5753 or visit www.bardchuckwagon.com.

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