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Wednesday, Jan 27, 6:00 AM - Sunday, Feb 28, 5:00 AM

The Durango Farmers Market is currently taking applications for vendors for the 2021 season, which kicks off on May 8th. Local farmers and crafts-people can apply, and the application deadline is March 1st. For more information, visit the Durango Farmers Market website, and durango farmers market dot com. 

Tuesday, Feb 02, 9:00 AM - Saturday, Feb 27, 4:00 PM

The Durango Arts Center announces the 11th Annual 10–Minute Play Contest inviting both emerging and professional playwrights. Submission deadline is February 28th.

the Dac is accepting submissions for the 2021 10-minute play contest.  Plays must be the same length, but there is no entry fee this year. DAC is reaching out to our community to find Executive Producers (individuals or corporate) to fund the production of TWO winning plays from this year’s submissions. More information on contest guidelines, rules, schedule of events and link to submit plays, can be found online at durangoarts.org/10-minute-play

Friday, Feb 05, 9:30 AM - Friday, Feb 26, 6:30 PM

Music in the Mountains is seeking volunteers for their Pops Passport Commitee. Volunteers will help with the planning and execution of the event – including silent auction item solicitation, decorations, set up, take down, and other day-of logistics. The committee is committed to safety and is meeting via zoom for now. . Music in the Mountains is a 501(c)3 organization with a fully integrated festival of orchestra and chamber music and a year-round schools program. Volunteer applications are available at musicinthemountains.com

Monday, Feb 08, 8:00 AM - Friday, Feb 26, 5:00 PM

Purgatory Ski Resort is hosting the 2nd annual rando race a benefit and fundraiser for Know the Snow Fund, a local nonprofit dedicated to increasing accessibility to avalanche education for all ages to build a more aware community of backcountry enthusiasts in the San Juan Mountains. This year's race is dedicated to Bert Perry & Jeff Paffendorf. All levels of experience are welcomed. There will be prizes for the fastest male/female, best dressed ( costumes are encouraged), youngest and heaviest set up. Due to COVID restrictions, they are allowed a limited number of racers. For more information is available at www.purgatoryresort.com/events

Thursday, Feb 18, 4:00 PM - Thursday, Mar 04, 4:00 PM

La Plata Youth Services is hosting the 7th Annual, and 1st VIRTUAL, Exhibition for Unchain My heART, a youth multimedia art show on Thursday, February 18th at 4PM at www.lpys.org.

 The Unchain my heART exhibit gives young artists who share a joy of creating art the opportunity to display their work in a professional setting, engage with professionals in the art world, and add a gallery exhibition to their resume. All monies raised through art sales will go directly to the artist. Local businesses may sponsor the event by contacting LPYS. The exhibit will run from February 18 – March 4, 2021 at www.lpys.org.  More information is available by calling 970-385-4440

Friday, Feb 19, 9:00 AM - Saturday, Mar 06, 9:00 PM

The Reprieve fundraiser will hold its inaugural fundraiser on March 6, 2021 at the Union Social House. This event will be dedicated to supporting local community member Carol Clark in her need for a stem cell transplant to battle multiple sclerosis.  Carol has been a contributing member of the Durango community for almost 30 years. Some of her accomplishments include founding the Durango Farmer’s Market, Octoberfest, the Green Living Expo, Evenings on Eighth, Toast Mobile Lounge, and her latest endeavor, the Union Social House.  An online auction will kick off the event on February 19 and conclude at the event. Donations are needed for the online auction. More information about the Reprieve fundraiser for Carol Clark and how to donate, can be found online at reprievefundraiser.com

Thursday, Feb 25, 7:00 PM - Thursday, Feb 25, 9:00 PM

DECARBONIZING TRANSPORTATION Transportation is responsible for almost a third of US greenhouse gas emissions. Meeting our carbon reduction goals will require a rapid transition away from internal combustion engines. Mark Swanson, retired senior engineer at Intel Corporation, and Deborah Lycan, retired professor of molecular biology at Lewis & Clark College, will discuss how electric vehicles differ from internal combustion cars, and how your next road trip could be carbon-free. Feb 25, 2021 7pm Free Webinar Life-long Learning Professional Associates https://www.fortlewis.edu/about-flc/leadership/professional-associates/life-long-learning-series

Monday, Mar 01, 5:30 AM - Monday, Mar 01, 9:30 PM

Heart Safe La Plata, a local non-profit organization is now offering Community CPR/AED/Basic First Aid/Basic Life Support Classes with COVID-19 precautions on Monday evenings  from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in the Animas Room. Call Kaylie @ 970-799-3260 to register, or email heartsafelaplata@gmail.com. Please see our website for pricing and more information: http://heartsafelaplata.org/schedule.htm. We also offer private classes for groups of 6 to 9 people, and remote classes for groups and individuals.

Monday, Mar 01, 9:00 AM - Sunday, Mar 14, 3:00 PM

Powder Hounds Online Art Auction Benefits Homeless Pets La Plata County Humane Society (LPCHS) Powder Hounds Online Art Auction and Photo Contest is kicking off Monday, March 1st - Sunday, March 14th! This online event features snowboard art created by 17 talented artists who will be featured in our two-week long online silent auction. Not a fan of playing the auction game? We feature “buy it now” pricing on each snowboard. Not local? Not a problem. You can bid, or “buy it now” and we will ship the board(s) directly to your door. Enter our new Powder Hounds Photo Contest! Vote for your favorite and win awesome prizes including a custom commissioned snowboard art piece created by Artist Ray Phillips who has been represented in galleries across the United States and Canada, Pet Haus and Groom Room gift baskets and Bird’s Durango gift certificates! The online bidding and photo contest begin Monday, March 1st - March 14th. View all 17 boards up for auction, place your bids and vote for your favorite Powder Hound online before Sunday, March 14th at 12:00 p.m. (MT). To learn more, bid on snowboards and enter the photo contest, visit lpchumanesociety.org

Wednesday, Mar 10, 6:30 PM - Wednesday, Mar 10, 8:00 PM

 The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a Zoom presentation on Wednesday, March 10th at 6:30 pm.  After a brief business meeting, Kelley Berliner  will present a talk titled "The Archaeological Conservancy's Preservation Efforts in the East: from the Paleolithic through 19th-Century Industrial Sites.”.  This talk will be recorded. For login information, see sjbas.org.