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Every other Saturday, Feb 10 to April 27
Saturday, Apr 06, 5:30 PM

Come with a partner or single

No experience needed

House Rules Apply


Every other Saturday, Feb 10 to April 27
Saturday, Apr 20, 5:30 PM

Come with a partner or single

No experience needed

House Rules Apply


Wednesday, Apr 24, 2:00 AM - Wednesday, Jul 31, 8:00 PM

Outreach out to the gardening community of Durango, to use the fresh food connect app to coordinate drop offs of produce. Dates- time: Summer hours at the grub hub. Contact info for organization: Stella Zhu mzhu@fortlewis.edu or Daelyn benally daelynb@unitedway-swco.org https://www.fortlewis.edu/life-at-flc/health-safety/student-well-being/grub-hub Cost- no cost free app

Tuesday, Apr 30, 6:00 AM - Monday, Jun 24, 10:00 PM

Tickets and festival passes are now available for the 6th annual Durango Playfest, scheduled for June 25-30. PlayFest welcomes four esteemed playwrights who will workshop new plays with professional actors and directors, culminating in captivating readings for local audiences. Nine readings will be held at the Durango Arts Center Theater, with prices ranging from $10 - $30. Festival Passes are also available for $200 and include four play readings and the Festival Kick-Off Party on June 25. Visit durangoplayfest.org to view the full schedule, read synopses of the plays, and purchase tickets.

Monday, May 13, 8:00 AM - Friday, Aug 30, 10:00 PM

SJMA Durango Nature Center Open to the Public

The San Juan Mountains Association's Durango Nature Center (https://sjma.org/nature-center/) is once again open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am until 2 pm. 

This 140-acre conservation easement is situated along the Florida River, this special place traverses riparian, sagebrush, and pinyon juniper ecosystems. With hiking trails, river play, a picnic pavilion, interpretive trails, a nesting bird walk and more. No pets, please.

Monday, May 27, 9:00 AM - Friday, Jul 12, 4:30 PM

Call for Volunteers for the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show! Organizing for the 70th annual Gem and Mineral Show is underway and volunteers are needed. The Gem and Mineral Show is a much-beloved 3-day event happening this July 12-14 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center. This event relies on local volunteers to make it happen. Volunteering for at least 1 shift will grant you free access to the show for all three days! Visit durangorocks.org to learn more about the Gem Show and how to volunteer! Be there or be a tetrahedrite!

Monday, Jun 10, 9:00 AM - Monday, Jul 29, 6:30 PM

Tired of renting? Join the HomesFund for Homebuyer Education Class and learn what it takes to become a homeowner. Classes are taught monthly. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance. Space is limited. To register please visit: www.homesfund.org. A $15 workbook fee will be collected at registration. Questions can be directed at 970-259-1418.

Monday, Jun 17, 6:00 PM - Monday, Jun 17, 8:30 PM

The Animas Valley Grange will host a presentation, The Soil Ecosystem and Why it’s Important to Us All, by Darrin Parmenter, Western Region Director, CSU Extension, Monday, June 17 at 6:30 pm. Half of all species in the world live below our feet and 95% of the world’s food is grown in the earth’s topsoil. One teaspoon of healthy soil can contain up to a billion bacteria and more than 1km of fungi. Darrin will talk about the importance of the soil ecosystem and how to help it thive. This event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Animas Valley Grange Hall, 7271 County Road 203. Refreshments will be served at 6:15 pm. For further information, please call Deb at 970-403-3862 or see Facebook https://www.facebook.com/animasvalleygrange/

Saturday, Jun 22, 10:00 AM

Join the ELHI Community Center for a craft fair and meet the trucks extravaganza. June 22nd 10am-3pm. Vendor booths are available for $20. Contact Cora at 970-563-4100 or admin@theelhiignacio.org for more information.

Wednesday, Jun 26, 8:00 AM - Wednesday, Jun 26, 9:30 AM

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado and the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable invite donors to join an exploration on how to leverage IRAs to support their favorite charities! The workshop is free and will be held at El Moro Spirits and Tavern on Wednesday, June 26th from 8:00 to 9:15 AM.

You will learn about tax advantaged strategies you can use now and in estate planning to further your philanthropic goals. IRAs are often an underutilized giving vehicle. Come learn how this tool can benefit you and the community. No registration required, simply show up for an informative discussion.

Roundtable experts will include Brandy Bertram from Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable; Rachel Kuss, Certified Financial Planner from Kennebec Wealth Management; Chuck Fredrick, Certified Public Accountant from Fredrick Zink & Associates; and Briggen Wrinkle, Executive Director of the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado.

Coffee and conversation will flow freely. A limited supply of delicious burritos from the El Moro team will be available for purchase.

Questions? Please email Tracy@swcommunityfoundation.org.