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Things to do in Durango and Bayfield – the Durango Herald

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society will organize an educational excursion to see arborglyphs or tree carvings. (File photo)

Highlight of the week

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society will be hosting a field trip to see arborglyphs on Friday July 23 at Beaver Creek and Piedra Stock Driveway.

Participants will learn about the history of sheep farming in southwest Colorado with a full-day tour of carved aspens or arborglyphs at Beaver Meadows and along Piedra Stock Driveway in the San National Forest. Juan, guided by Andrew Gulliford, professor of history at Fort Lewis College.

Gulliford’s recent book, “The Woolly West,” won the Colorado Book Award and the Wrangler Award for Outstanding Nonfiction.

The cost is $ 20 for members. To join, visit

For more information or to register, send an email to [email protected]

Local events, July 21-August. 4

July 11-August 1

Music in the Mountains Classic Music Festival, various times, community concert hall. $ 35- $ 75 for most concerts. Tickets:

Tuesday July 20

Hunger Independence Drive Lunch, 11 a.m., Durango Food Bank, 194-C Bodo Drive. Details:

Wednesday July 21 and 28

True Western Roundup Rodeo Series, 6:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. $ 10 to $ 15 with children 4 and under free. Open rodeo events. Tickets:

Wednesday July 21

In-person presentation from the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society on “Diné Survivance and the Old Leupp Boarding School” with Davina Ruth Two Bears, 6:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, Lightner Boardroom above the Exhibition Hall and Zoom . Release. Participants must be vaccinated against Covid. Details:

Cash’d Out, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Animas City Theater, 128 E. College Drive. $ 21 to $ 25. Tickets:

Thursday July 22

La Plata Quilters Guild “July to Christmas” Challenge Quilt Show, 5:30 pm, La Plata County Fairground Extension Building. COVID precautions were followed. Bring a mask, a snack and a soft drink.

friday 23 july

San Juan Basin Archeology Society tour to see arborglyphs, all day, Beaver Creek and Piedra Stock Driveway. Cost $ 20 for members. Led by Andrew Gulliford. Details: or [email protected]

Saturday July 24

Fly Fishing Class 101 with the San Juan Angler Fly Fishing Shop, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Release. Learn the basics of setting up a fly rod, beginner casting techniques, and entomology. Materials provided. Registration: at the library or call 884-2222, ext. 1.

San Ignacio Fiesta Parade, 10 a.m., Ignacio High School. Programming and registration begin at 9 a.m. No pre-registration or fees. Registration forms available on Details: 563-4241 or 749-6830.

Sunday July 25

Cha Wa Concert, 8 p.m., Animas City Theater, 128 E. College Drive. $ 25 to $ 30. Listen to the group’s New Orleans funk styles. Details: 946-2281, [email protected] or

Monday July 26

Walk for Disability Awareness, 4:15 p.m., Gaslight Theater, 102 E. Fifth St., Buckley Park. Meet at 4 p.m. Cake and punch served at the park.

Thursday July 29

Durango Green Drinks, 5:15 p.m., online with in-person events resuming soon. Accommodation of Durango Farmer’s Market and Durango Sustainability Department. Details:

Saturday July 31

La Plata Open Space Conservancy’s Pollinator Workshop on a conserved property on County Road 516, about 10 minutes south of Bayfield. Release. Instructions provided to registrants. Find out which native plants attract pollinators. Registration:

Community Breakfast 8-10 a.m., Marvel Grange Hall, 217 County Road 133A, Marvel. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee will be served. Donations are appreciated. Everyone is welcome. Details: 588-3386.

Chuck Wagon Cook-off, 5:00 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. $ 20. Come in the afternoon to discover a Western tradition. Chuckwagon dinner served at 5 p.m. Advance tickets on sale at Basin CO-OP or at the door. Details: Larry Zauberis at 759-5629.

Sporting events, July 7-21

Wednesday July 21 and 28

Drop-in lacrosse summer clinics, 6 to 7 p.m., Durango Lacrosse, 2900 Mesa Ave. Free. For U10-U14 players, confirmed or inexperienced. Girls and boys welcome. Bring materials. Material details and verification, contact Andy Grenhart at [email protected] or 375-7324.

Thursday July 22 and 29

Prana Vinyasa Yoga Deep Dive, 5:30 p.m., The Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave. $ 20 free of charge. Details:

Friday July 23 and 30

Morning Yoga, 9 a.m., James Ranch Road. Tickets:

Yoga y el Rezo, 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., FLC El Centro de Muchos Colores Hispanic Resource Center, 1000 Rim Drive. Release. Details:

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