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Monday, Aug 09, 3:30 PM - Thursday, Sep 30, 10:00 PM

The Durango Food Bank is in need of volunteers to help better serve our neighbors in need. The Durango Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help with their daily operations, programs, and services involving sorting donations, stocking shelves, building orders, and food distribution services. Looking ahead at the holiday season, they anticipate needing more volunteers to assist with managing the increase in generous community donations. Please consider donating your time to the Durango Food Bank either individually, as a family, or in a group (youth group, clubs, etc.). They have flexible volunteer positions Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and a four (4) hour shift on Tuesday for their Self-Select Pantry and Curbside Pick-Up food distribution day. They occasionally have weekend service opportunities for special events or activities. For more information on services, donating, COVID safe policies and produces, volunteering, or programs visit www.durangoareafoodbank.org. You may also contact Nadine, Development Coordinator of the Durango Food Bank at development.durangofoodbank@durango.net, or by phone at (970) 375-2672. Thank you!

Monday, Sep 06, 9:00 AM - Friday, Nov 19, 6:00 PM

GrubHub is Fort Lewis' free food bank run by students for students. All are welcome. The Grubhub is open from 10am-3pm monday-friday. We are located directly across from the post office in the student union For more information about GrubHub feel free to reach out to our president, Gillian Kelley at gakelley@fortlewis.edu or stop by during the week.

Monday, Sep 13, 9:00 AM - Thursday, Sep 30, 6:00 PM

the Fort Lewis College Health Center is offering flu shots while supplies last. Go to the Health Center in Skyhawk Station to get your shot!

Friday, Sep 17, 8:30 AM - Thursday, Sep 30, 7:00 PM

Seed Studio is now enrolling for October Art Classes. Visit Seed Studio Kids dot O R G for more information on current offerings and enrollment.

Friday, Sep 17, 9:00 AM - Wednesday, Oct 20, 7:00 PM

 COVID-19 testing sites in La Plata CountY are now open to the public. Current days and hours of operation for TESTING AT THE La Plata County Fairgrounds are Monday through Thursday, 7 a-m to 3 p-m, and at fort lewis college the testing site it open 7 a-m to 3 p-m monday thru friday, and 8 to 12 on saturdays. for more information visit s j b public health dot org.

Tuesday, Sep 21, 5:30 PM - Tuesday, Sep 21, 7:00 PM

Colorado Legal Services will host a free presentation on doing your own divorce and/or custody in Colorado on Tuesday, September 21st from 5:30 to 7 pm via Zoom. Spanish interpretation available. For more information call 970-247-0266 or check out www.durangovap.org/events.

Saturday, Sep 25, 10:00 AM - Saturday, Sep 25, 1:00 PM

The Animas Valley Grange (7271 County Road 203) is again offering use of our apple press to individuals, families and small groups on Saturday, September 25 from 10 am to 1pm. We will have yard games set up in the north yard for people to pass the time while waiting for their turn at the press. Bring your own apples. We will also accept donations of apples for those who do not have their own. Bring your own containers for your cider. There will be experts on hand to guide use of the apple press. We usually rent the press for $50 a day throughout harvest season, but are offering the press free for use at the Grange on September 25. We ask participants to follow San Juan Basin Public Health advice by maintaining social distance between groups, washing hands frequently, and wearing a mask if inside the Grange Hall. If you have good quality apples to donate for the pressing, please drop them off at the Grange on Saturday, September 25, no later than noon. If you have questions or have apples or pears that we can harvest, please contact Deb Paulson at 970-403-3862 .

Saturday, Oct 02, 10:00 AM - Saturday, Oct 02, 12:30 PM

The 33rd Annual Durango Cowboy Gathering Parade, the laragest motorless parade in Colorado will take place in downtown Durango on Saturday October 2nd. An Old West gunfight kicks off the event promptly at 10:00. This much anticipated parade involves no vehicles, just historic wagons, carriages, lovely ladies and gents in period costumes, and lots of horses, mules, and donkeys as well as classic cowboy music. Come early and enjoy a Chuckwagon breakfast at the corner of Main & 5th. Visit www.durangocowboygathering.org for more information.

Saturday, Oct 02, 10:00 AM - Saturday, Oct 02, 1:00 PM

 The Durango Cowboy Gathering Parade will take place on October SECOND beginning at ten am. The parade will go up Main Avenue. There will be a Chuckwagon breakfast and other activities. For more information visit Durango Cowboy Gathering dot O R G.

Monday, Oct 04, 8:00 AM - Friday, Oct 22, 5:00 PM

Alternative Horizons is in need of volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual, to staff our 24-Hour hotline. AH supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. If you’d like to make a difference in the lives of others, join us October 4th through October 22nd, for a free, comprehensive training. For more information call the office at 970-247-4374. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call our free and confidential 24-Hour hotline 970-247-9619.