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Every other Saturday, Feb 10 to April 27
Saturday, Feb 10, 5:30 PM

Come with a partner or single

No experience needed

House Rules Apply

Unionsocialhouse.com


Wednesday, Feb 21, 9:30 AM - Friday, Apr 26, 10:30 AM

Toddler art classes every Friday in April at The Powerhouse! Where: The Powerhouse When: 9:30am-10:30am Cost: $25/child + adult Website: www.powsci.org email info@powsci.org


Wednesday, Feb 21, 5:30 PM - Wednesday, Mar 27, 8:00 PM

Covenant Christian Academy of the Southwest invites you to learn more about Durango’s NEW private Christian high school, enrolling 9th grade for Fall 2024. Upcoming meetings will be held at The Durango Public Library (Room 1) on Wednesday 2/21 at 5:30pm, Wednesday 3/6 at 5:30 pm, and Wednesday 3/27 at 5:30 pm. CCA was founded on an ecumenical tradition to bring a high school choice to Durango students seeking to benefit from the principles of morality, friendship, and academic excellence in a Christian community of faith and prayer.  Our mission is to seek truth, challenge the intellect, honor differences, embrace our community, and nurture each student’s mind, body and spirit.   Please visit www.ccasw.org to fill out a non-binding Expression of Interest and receive ongoing information and enrollment information.


Thursday, Feb 22, 8:00 AM - Wednesday, Mar 20, 8:30 PM

The Community Foundation serving SW Colorado will again offer a paid summer internship opportunity to 10 local high school students which also benefits 10 selected Durango nonprofits. Through the CAUSE (Community Action Utilizing Service Experience) Youth Internship Program, participating nonprofits will receive a complete marketing/social media campaign for their 2024 SW Colorado Gives outreach and an operational grant of $2,500 for marketing. The grant application for nonprofits opens on March 1, and it closes on April 1.

The CAUSE youth internship program is funded by local philanthropists who want to provide enriching workplace experiences for high school youth, while benefiting local nonprofits.

Selected nonprofits will host a rising junior or senior intern for four weeks in June (3-28). Interns will help the organization’s team and produce a complete social media campaign for SW CO Gives Day by the end of the internship. The work environment must be engaging, onsite, and professional. A nonprofit staff member must be assigned as the intern’s mentor and supervisor, working in-person with them four days per week (M-Th).

To be eligible, nonprofits must be Durango-based and a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization or under the fiscal agency of a 501(c)(3). Nonprofits must have public office space. Nonprofits must also be approved on the Colorado Gives platform. 

Durango nonprofits interested in applying for this grant can visit swcommunityfoundation.org/youth-internship-grants or call Rachel at 970.375.5807 ext. 5.  Students interested in applying for this paid internship may also contact the Community Foundation to learn more.


Friday, Feb 23, 9:00 AM - Saturday, Apr 06, 9:00 PM

Mc Kenna Armstrong will be offering another series of free swim lessons this spring for the BIPOC community at the Durango Rec Center. Classes are entirely free, all ages and swim levels welcome. Please help spread the word about this great opportuniity! For more information email mharmstrong@fortlewis.edu


Every other Saturday, Feb 10 to April 27
Saturday, Feb 24, 5:30 PM

Come with a partner or single

No experience needed

House Rules Apply

Unionsocialhouse.com


Wednesday, Mar 06, 5:00 PM - Wednesday, Mar 06, 7:00 PM

Black Balloon Day A day of remembrance to honor the lives of those lost to overdose and substance use. We want to bring the community together to elevate the conversation of solutions and provide education on harm reduction while reducing stigma. We will have community members sharing their living experience with harm reduction and recovery. We invite you to participate in a interactive remembrance installment to share how you and your loved ones have been impacted. FREE food and refreshments will be provided. Wednesday March 6th. 5:00-7:00pm Fort Lewis College; Student Union Ballroom This is a FREE event brought to you by Welpac along with La Plata County and Advocates For Recovery Colorado. For more info, contact Candice: 720.468.4863 https://www.advocatesforrecovery.org/


Wednesday, Mar 06, 6:00 PM - Wednesday, Mar 06, 7:00 PM

Word Honey Poetry Workshops. Join us at the Hive (1150 Main Ave) from 6pm - 730pm for free poetry writing workshops! Meet us in the skatepark and bring a friend! Open to all ages! Our next meetings are Wednesday, Feb 21 and Wednesday, March 6!


Thursday, Mar 07, 1:00 PM - Thursday, Mar 07, 2:00 PM

Durango PlayFest's REAL-WORLD THEATRE speaker series will present a talk by Alex Riad, an Egyptian-American playwright and graduate of The Juilliard School, on Thursday, March 7, from 1–2 p.m. at Fort Lewis College (Theatre Building – Main Stage Theatre).

The free event is open to students in 8th grade and older from area public and private schools, as well as those who are home-schooled. The public is also encouraged to attend.

Riad’s play, “Heartbeat,” was featured at PlayFest’s 2023 festival. The New York-based writer has been a part of The Lark's Middle Eastern Writers Lab, a member of The Actor's Studio Playwright Unit, a Lila Acheson Wallace American playwriting fellow at The Juilliard School, and is currently under commission at the Atlantic Theater Company via the Judith Champion Launch Commission Program.

“Alex is an incredibly talented writer. His mastery of dialogue and exploration of the human condition make his works appealing to broad audiences,” said Debbie Pfeifer, chair of the PlayFest board of directors. “We’re thrilled that he’s returning to Durango to inspire students who are interested in playwriting or various careers in the theatre industry.”

PlayFest launched the REAL-WORLD THEATRE speaker series in 2023 as a means to connect young theatre professionals from diverse backgrounds with students in La Plata and surrounding counties. Frank discussions of the challenges and opportunities in the theatre industry can inspire students to envision careers they may not have otherwise considered.

For information, email durangoplayfest@gmail.com or call (970) 335-8264.


4-Corners Methane Hotspot with Joanna Casey
Thursday, Mar 07, 7:00 PM - Thursday, Mar 07, 9:00 PM

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