Stuff to do

Stuff to do

Local favorites Farmington Hill bring the plaid and the rock and roll to the Mancos Brewery on Saturday night for a socially distanced show

Thursday 06

Free computer recycling, 1-5 p.m., Durango High School. Acceptable donations include computers, laptops and tablets. Sponsored by PCs for People. For info, email recycle@pcsforpeople.org.
 
Jose Villareal plays, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Kevin McCarthy plays, 5 – 8 p.m., 11th Street Station, Main Ave. and 11th St.

Friday 07

Free business electronics recycling, by appointment only. Acceptable donations include desktop computers, laptops, flat screen monitors, keyboards, printers, speakers, hard drives and other computer parts, power cords and cables, servers, and networking equipment. Pick-up available (15 computer minimum). Email recycle@pcsforpeople.org or call 720-452-1548 to schedule.
 
Carve Wars, chainsaw carving competition, Aug. 7-9, Purgatory Resort. www.purgatoryresort.com
 
First Friday Art Walk, 4-7 p.m., Silverton, Sponsored by the Silverton Creative District.
 
“Unbridled” equine photography of Tony Stromberg, opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave. Exhibition runs through Aug. 31.
 
Donny Johnson plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
The Black Velvet Trio plays, 6-9 p.m., at Fox Fire Farms Winery, Ignacio.
 
Bent Fender, a four-piece band from Cortez, plays country, 5-8 p.m., Serious Texas BBQ South, 650 Camino del Rio.
 
Flatwater plays live on the deck, 5-8 p.m., the Nugget Mountain Bar, south of Purgatory.

Saturday 08

Durango Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 noon, in TBK Parking Lot, across from the Transit Center. Facemasks required. www.durangofarmersmarket.com.
 
Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 13-mile, 18-mile, 33-mile and 50-mile options. Flanders Park, Dolores. Register at: https://bit.ly/3hfN1ak. More details at doloresrace.com
 
Edible/Medicinal Plant Excursion, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participants meet at the Rec Center and carpool to the site. Register at the Rec Center or at DurangoGov.org . More information: AlpineHike@gmail.com. $35.
 
Devin Scott plays solo, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 11th Street Station, Main Ave. and 11th St.
 
DJ Calvin live on the deck, 5-8 p.m., the Nugget Mountain Bar, south of Purgatory.
 
Matt Rupnow plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Gary Walker plays jazz accordion, 6-8 p.m., Dandelion Café, 725 E. Second Ave.
 
Spadefoot plays solo, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, Main Ave. and 11th St.

Sunday 09

Henry Stoy plays piano, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Jean Pierre Wine Bar, College Drive and Main.
 
Chad McCluskey plays solo, 12 noon - 3 p.m., 11th Street Station, Main Ave. and 11th St.
 
Dustin Burley plays, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Blue Moon Ramblers play Americana/bluegrass, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.
 
Devin Scott plays everything from R. Kelly to Patsy Cline on ukulele, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

Monday 10

National Spoil Your Dog Day
 
Meditation and Dharma Talk with Yong Oh, 5:30- 7 p.m. online at www.durangodharmacenter.org/
 
Rob Webster plays, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Ed Bolster plays live on the patio, 6-8 p.m., PRIMI Pasta & Wine Bar, 1201 Main Ave.
 
Rocky Mountain Uke Fest online jam, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Email denise@rockymountainukefest.com for Zoom link.

Tuesday 11

Leah Orlikowski plays, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 

Wednesday 12

“Difficult Conversations for Front Line Employees,” featuring the dreaded mask discussions: how to talk to customers about wearing masks, 8-10 a.m., Southwest Colorado SBDC Center of Innovation, 2nd floor of the Main Mall, downtown Durango. Limited to 15. Register at: tinyurl.com/y6q8374q
 
“Demystifying the Wines of Verona,” Wednesday Wine Workshop with Sommelier Tracy, 4-5 p.m., PRIMI Pasta & Wine Bar, 1201 Main Ave. Reserve your spot at www.primidurango.com
 
 
Ben Gibson plays solo, 5 p.m., 11th Street Station, Main Ave. and 11th St.
 
Terry Rickard plays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Rotary Club of Durango Zoom presentation with Rob Kolter, Boy Scout leader, 6 p.m. Email: mtnman16@gmail.com.
 
The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the patio, 6-8 p.m., Dandelion Café (formerly The Cyprus Cafe), 725 E. 2nd Ave.
 
“Rock Art of Dinetah: Stories of Heroes and Healing,” Zoom presentation by the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society, 7 p.m.  For information on how to log in, see sjbas.org.

Ongoing

Virtual Bow Wow Film Festival, Aug. 7-21, a fundraiser for the La Plata County Humane Society. For information, URL and tickets, go to: www.lpchumanesociety.org.
 
BART, art and Leadership sessions for middle and high school boys, Aug. 10-13. Advance registration required; scholarships available. www.durangoarts.org
 
Lacey Black/Dale Elliott play ragtime and honky-tonk piano, 12 noon – 2:30ish, daily at the Grand Imperial Hotel’s Lone Spur Cafe in Silverton.
 
The Hive offers daily youth activities including “Musical Mondays,” “Sewing Tuesdays” and “Theatrical Thursdays.” Space is limited and masks are required. For info or to sign up, email Kelsie@hivedgo.org
 
Pine River Library is offering curbside checkouts Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. For info., call 970-884-2222 or visit www.prlibrary.org/curbside-checkout-program/

Upcoming:

Sean O’Brien plays, Aug. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
La Plata County Free Virtual Legal Clinic, Aug. 14, 4-5 p.m. Clinics will be held via telephone. To schedule a spot, call the Ignacio Library at 970-563-9287. Space is limited.
 
Jack Ellis plays, Aug. 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Mushroom and Wine Dinner, Aug. 14, 6:30-9 p.m., Purgatory Resort. www.purgatoryresort.com
 
Guided Mushroom Hunt, Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., $39/person. Purgatory Resort. www.purgatoryresort.com
  
Mountain Ukulele Retreat, Aug. 14-16, featuring duo Victoria Vox and Jack Maher as well as workshops, .www.rockymountainukefest.com.
 
Dustin Burley plays solo, Aug. 15, 11 a.m., 11th Street Station, Main Ave. and 11th St.
 
Gary Watkins plays, Aug. 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
 
Kirk James plays solo blues, Aug. 15, 6 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.
 
Bob Hemenger plays solo, Aug. 15, 6-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, Main Ave. and 11th St.
 
Zoom author talk with Makenna Goodman, author of The Shame, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 17. Hosted by Maria’s Bookshop. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83040844563
 
10th annual San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference: Adaptive Capacity in Uncertain Times, Sept. 21-24, with local, state, national and international guests, presented by Mountain Studies Institute, Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership, San Miguel Watershed Coalition and Headwaters Alliance. For info or to register, go to: www.mountainstudies.org/sjmrc
 
Mountain Marmot Trail Run, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Purgatory Resort. www.purgatoryresort.com
 
12 Hours of Mesa Verde mtn bike race, “Viva Las Vegas,” Oct. 3, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., Phil’s World, Cortez. Register at imathlete.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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