On the town

On the town

Thursday28

Durango Virtual Green Drinks, 6 p.m., May 28, hosted by SW Sustainability Alliance, Durango Nature Studies and SJ Mountains Association. For Zoom log-in info, visit “Durango Green Drinks” on Facebook.

Meet the author: JP Gitton, author of Wyoming, speaks on Zoom from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. May 28. Sponsored by Maria’s Bookshop, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89621789496

Friday29

Fort Lewis College Virtual Commencement, 2 p.m., May 29, with remarks from FLC President Tom Stritikus, Provost Cheryl Nixon, Student Body President Cody Stroup and Commencement Speaker, blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer. Musical performance by Mile- post 30. www.fortlewis.edu/virtual-graduation

Saturday30

Durango Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 noon, in TBK Parking Lot, across

from the Transit Center. Face coverings required. www.durangofarmersmarket.com.

Monday01

Meditation and Dharma Talk, Mondays, 5:30- 7 p.m. online at www.durangodharmacenter.org/

Rocky Mountain UkeFest Ukulele Jam “Happy Music Night,” 6:30 – 8 p.m., June 1. For info. or Zoom link, email: denise.leslie@gmail.com or call 970-903-6417.

Wednesday03

“Stretch Your Budget with Plant Proteins,” free online class, 5:30 - 7 p.m., June 3. Sponsored by Mercy Regional Medical Center and the La Plata County CSU Extension Office. To register, email nicole.clark@colostate.edu.

Ongoing

Pine River Library is offering curbside checkouts Monday-Friday, 2-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. For inof., call 970-884-2222 or visit www.prlibrary.org/curbside- checkout-program

Durango Virtual Spring Gallery Walk, through May 3, featuring art auction, stories about local artists, interviews and even a little music. www.durangoartgalleries.com

Upcoming

Virtual Pagosa Folk N' Bluegrass with Lucinda Williams and Tim O'Brien, 7 – 9 p.m., June 5, presented by KSUT. Streamed on Facebook Live, tune-in to KSUT on the radio or on your smart speaker at www.ksut.org.

3rd annual Veterans Picnic & Raft Trip, free picnic and raft trips to honor veterans & their families, Sun., June 28, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santa Rita Park. For info., go to www.Durango- Rafting.com or email info@DurangoRafting.com


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