Stuff to do: Jan. 14-20, 2021
Jan. 14-20, 2021

Stuff to do: Jan. 14-20, 2021

Tamara Payne, author of The Dead Are Arising, a book about Malcolm X that won the 2020 National Book Award for nonfiction, is featured in a current Zoom talk hosted by Telluride's Original Thinkers. To watch the video, go to: vimeo.com/498442364

Thursday 14

Heartwarming Soup Sale, featuring veggie Thai curry, 4-6 p.m., Dandelion Café, 725 E. 2nd Ave. $10 min donation/quart. All proceeds go to support local families in need. thehivedgo.org/upcoming-events


Friday 15

City of Durango hat, scarves and gloves drive, ends today. Drop off clean, gently worn items and new facemasks to be donated to Manna, City Hall, 949 E. 2nd Ave.


Saturday 16

Henry Stoy plays piano, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Jean-Pierre Bakery & Restaurant, 601 Main Ave.

Ski-Up Beer Tasting with Telluride Brewing Co., 12:30-2:30 p.m. on The Beach at Purgatory.
 
Women's Skate Ski Clinic for all levels, 1-3 p.m., Sat., Jan. 16, Durango Nordic Center. $30 w/season pass, $35 without season pass. Please call to confirm availability: 970-385-2114.
 
 
Sunday17
Henry Stoy plays piano, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Jean-Pierre Bakery & Restaurant, 601 Main Ave.
 
MLK Jr. Fun Race, Wolf Creek Ski Area. Free and open to skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities. Sign up is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Raven's Nest building; race from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Charisma run.

Monday 18

MLK Day

Meditation and Dharma Talk with Erin Treat, 5:30-7 p.m. Online at www.durangodharmacenter.org/

Tuesday 19

7 Rivers Farmers Market, winter farmers market, 12-3 p.m. featuring local farmers, food vendors and artisans, La Plata County Fairgrounds. Masks and social distancing required.
 
Durango Rotary presents a Zoom talk with Brian Rose of Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest CO, 6 p.m., Jan. 19. For more info or Zoom link, email Bruce Rodman at mtnman16@gmail.com.
 
 
Wednesday20
Wolf Creek Local Appreciation Day. Lift tickets are $58 for adults; $40 for seniors; and $31 children. Tickets must be bought in advance: wolfcreekski.com.

Ongoing

“A Conversation with Tamara Payne,” author of The Dead Are Arising, a book about Malcolm X which won the 2020 National Book Award for nonfiction. Presented by Telluride’s Original Thinkers: vimeo.com/498442364

Episode 4 of the “Actor’s Journal” featuring John Lithgow, of “The Crown,” as well as original works, essays, poems, remembrances by various actors. Presented by Durango Playfest. Tickets at: www.durangoplayfest.org/actors-journal  
 
“daGeneral’s Wake Up Call” podcast series of local musicians hosted by Kirk James, tinyurl.com/y7yvb7al
 
“Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas,” a traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History, Powerhouse Science Center. For gallery hours, go to: www.powsci.org.
 
Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa libraries are open, providing books, movies, music, audio books and internet, Mon.-Fri., 2:30-7 p.m. or call 970-375-3816. Curbside service also available.
 
Durango Public Library Weekly Activity Kits available for curbside pickup every Tuesday. Kits include supplies for one project for preschool, elementary and teen-age students. A new kit is released every Tuesday while supplies last. To request, email reference@DurangoGov.org or call (970) 375-3380.
 
PIVOT: Skateboard Deck Art exhibit, over 100 skateboard decks painted by 30 different Native American artists, on view by appointment through spring 2021, Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College. swcenter.fortlewis.edu/

Upcoming:

Mason Center Park Virtual Neighborhood Meeting, Thurs., Jan. 21, 5-6:30 p.m. City staff discuss the phased demolition of the Mason Center and gather community feedback on the property. durangogov.zoom.us/j/97061044783.

Ski Bike Rally, demos, displays, idea sharing and races, Jan. 23-24, Purgatory Resort, purgatoryresort.com
 
Coke Nordic Race Series #2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sat., Jan. 23, Durango Nordic Center. Register online by 6 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 21 at www.durangonordic.org.
 
Wolf Creek Local Appreciation Day, Sun., Jan. 24. Lift tickets are $58 for adults; $40 for seniors; and $31 for children. Tickets must be bought in advance: wolfcreekski.com.
 
Rocky Mountain UkeFest online ukulele jam, Mon., Jan. 25, 6 p.m. happy hour; music at 6:30 p.m. For info: rockymountainukefest.com
 
Durango Rotary presents a Zoom talk on providing mental health services in Uganda, Tues., Jan. 26, 6 p.m. Speakers include: Pavel Reppo, executive director of Finemind, which provides community mental health services in northern Uganda; and long-time Denver Rotarian Diane Messamore, who co-chairs Rotarians for Mental Health. For more info or Zoom link, email Bruce Rodman at mtnman16@gmail.com.
 
Animas High School Online Information Session, Wed., Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m. via Google Meet at meet.google.com/iod-tzkm-scx.
 
Alpine Bank Full Moon Howler, 6-9 p.m., Wed., Jan. 27, Durango Nordic Center. An event for the whole family. Pass required, rentals available.
 
Avi Rescue Clinic with Leo Lloyd, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sat., Jan. 30, Andrews Lake/Molas Pass. Sponsored by Friends of the San Juans. Free course but pre-registration is required. Participants are also required to attend a virtual class 6-8 p.m., Thur., Jan. 28. To sign up, go to www.thesanjuans.org.
 
Wolf Creek College Day, Sun., Jan. 31. Lift tickets are $58 for students with a current class schedule and valid college photo ID. Tickets must be bought in advance: wolfcreekski.com.
 
Purgatory Demo Day, Sat., Feb. 6, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. $20 for unlimited demos, all day long. Participating shops include: 2nd Ave. Sports; Cliffside; Pine Needle; Backcountry Experience; Boarding Haus; and Ski Barn.
 
Wolf Creek Local Appreciation Day, Sun., Feb. 7. Lift tickets are $58 for adults; $40 for seniors; and $31 children. Tickets must be bought in advance: wolfcreekski.com.
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