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Wednesday, May 12, 6:00 AM - Wednesday, Jun 30, 7:00 PM

Durango Youth Football Fall registration now open- for kids entering grades 2-6 in Durango. Register at durangoyouthfootball.com until June 30th. Season starts first week of August and runs until end of October. $175 includes all pads, helmet, pants and jersey. Durango Youth Football Durangoyouthfootball.com durangoyafl@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 19, 10:00 AM - Friday, Jul 30, 4:00 PM

Center of Southwest Studies Museum Galleries Reopen to the Public by Appointment The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College has reopened the museum galleries to the public, by appointment only. Currently on display, "Throughline: Student Works Inspired by the Center’s Collections," as well as "Selections from the Durango Collection®." To make an appointment please visit the Center’s website http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu or call 970-247-7456. Cost: Free

Wednesday, May 19, 11:00 AM - Wednesday, Jun 23, 8:00 PM

Bear Smart Durango is hosting a series of live online presentations – all available from the comfort of your home! These presentations will give residents a better understanding of black bears, best practices in reducing human-bear conflict, being safe in bear country and steps residents can take to make our area safe for both people and bears. All presentations are from 6:30-8 PM, allowing ample time for Q & A’s from audience members. Registration for each presentation is required. This educational series is sponsored by The Durango Herald.

the events are happening May 26th, June 3rd, June 10th, June 16th, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. 

Be Bear Smart Online Speaker Series | Bear Smart Durango

Wednesday, May 26, 1:00 PM - Wednesday, Jun 30, 5:00 PM

The Durango Food Bank is launching their new self-select shopping experience starting in June. Clients of the Durango Food Bank will now have the option to shop hand pick the best food items to suit their family's needs. Food distribution days are currently Tuesdays. To make an appointment, you can visit their website at durangoareafoodbank.org or call (970) 375-2672.

Monday, Jun 07, 9:00 AM - Friday, Jun 25, 5:00 PM

Alternative Horizons supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. AH is currently looking for volunteer advocates, including those who are bi-lingual. They are offering a free, comprehensive training. online on June 7th through June 25th. More Information can be found by calling the office at 970-247-4374. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence you can call their confidential 24-Hour hotline at 970-247-9619.

Saturday, Jun 26, 9:00 AM - Saturday, Jun 26, 3:00 PM

It’s garden season again and the Durango Botanic Gardens is pleased to announce that is it holding the Annual Gardens on Tour in-person on June 26th from 9am – 3pm. The tour starts at the Library where you may pick up tickets and a guidebook followed by an optional tour of the Gardens. Seven of the area’s most colorful and well-designed gardens will be open for the tour. We will follow CDC Guidelines in effect at the time of the tour. Don’t wait, tickets may be limited so check out the website for further details and to purchase your tickets (credit card sales only). See you in the gardens! https://durangobotanicgardens.org/event-4263141 Cost: $35 for members $45 for non-members (we have many join just to get the discount). Membership is only $35/year with discounts at the local nurseries.

Saturday, Jun 26, 5:00 PM - Saturday, Jun 26, 8:00 PM

Rainbow Youth Center presents SUPER PRIDE at Buckley Park on Saturday June 26th from 5-8pm. With live music by Profetic Calaveras and Denae Stucka-Benally plus a family-friendly talent show and costume contest. In addition, bid on silent auction items, take photos at the photo booth and purchase dinner from local food vendors. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the LGBTQIA+ youth of culture group. Also, don't forget to dress up! They'll pick their favorite costume of the event and the winner will get an Osprey backpack filled with RYC goodies.

More information can be found at www.rainbowyouthcenter.org

Sunday, Jul 04, 9:00 AM - Sunday, Sep 05, 5:30 PM

Durango Creative District presents an outdoor Art Market to take place on Sundays at the 11th Street Station starting July 4th. This event will be reoccurring every Sunday until September 5th, 2021. The Art Market will provide a space for creative entrepreneurs to sell and display their work. Types of art to expect at the Art Market include: visual art, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, hand-crafted goods, and more. Vendors will be regularly rotated each week to keep the market fresh and interesting. Currently looking for artists to apply for a booth at the market. If interested in becoming a vendor please apply for a booth through the Durango Creative District website: https://durangocreativedistrict.org/market/ For more information please contact the Art Market Coordinator Alyssia Alex at alyssia@durangocreativedistrict.org or call 970-300-3431

Monday, Jul 26, 9:00 AM - Friday, Jul 30, 5:00 PM

The Be Frank Foundation is hosting the Creative Music Conservatory for violin, viola, cello, and bass students ages 7-18 at Fort Lewis College from July 26 thru the 30th. The Creative Music Conservatory is a music day camp designed to develop students’ classical music abilities, and applying those skills through enrichment courses in rock, bluegrass, Celtic, hip hop and music composition. Students will participate in performances, group and one-on-one lessons, and workshops by professional educators and musicians from our region. Register by July 16th to participate in this unforgettable musical experience! For more information regarding fees and registration, visit www.CreativeMusicCamp.org Be FRANK Foundation: 970-884-3120 Website: https://www.befrankfoundation.org/ BeFrankFoundation@gmail.com