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Happenings
2016 October/November
Pg 15 - The Sunshine Express
-6th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival, Durango
Arts Center, October 7-8 (7:30-9:30p), October
9 (2-4p), features winners and finalists of the
DAC 10-minute Play Contest, fast-paced theatre
evening offers a grab-bag of comedy and drama
-Durango Double Half Marathons, October 8-9,
Animas Surgical Hospital, 575 Rivergate Lane,
Durango, Trail run on Saturday, roads on Sun-
day, presented by Animas Surgical Hospital to
benefit the Women¡¯s Resource Center, finish line
and fall colors by the Animas River, free kids
races, local food & drink, finisher prizes plus
special Doubler awards
-The Great Pumpkin Patch Express, October 8-9,
15-16, 22-23,
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad,
479 Main Ave, Durango, Ride the train to the
Pumpkin Patch to meet Charlie Brown & Snoopy
and bring home the perfect pumpkin, trains
leave at 10a, 11:30a and 1p, total trip is 2.5
hours
-Annual Wool & Fiber Festival, October 8, 10a-
3p, Animas Museum, 3065 W 2nd Ave, Du-
rango, free family-friendly event, wool spinning
& carding demonstrations, wool & fiber vendors
and live alpacas, optional natural dye workshop
$55, for more info and to sign up for the natural
dye workshop contact the Animas Museum
-Durango Oktoberfest, October 8-9, Buckley
Park, Main Ave, Durango, 11a-5p, featuring all
six Durango breweries on tap serving up your
favorite local brews, locally sourced, sustainable
food provided by our areas most talented chefs
-6th Annual Bulb Sale, October 15, 9a-3p,
Durango Public Library, Durango, Durango Bo-
tanical Society, features many critter resistant,
unusual and distinctive bulbs not found in local
stores, premium fresh bulbs from Holland, over
60 varieties, including fall & Christmas bloom-
ing, new this year: Cindy Lathrop featured artist
and beautiful pottery by Sherry Walker, buy
local organic garlic, shop for the holidays, first
100 buyers get the DBS Bulb Booklet, expert
advice available
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
November 20
Roots of A Rebellion, TreeHouse, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
November 23
Gogol Bordello, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
November 30
Deciduous Trio, Avalon Theatre, Encore Hall,
Gr Jct, 970.241.4579
-National Theatre Live: Frankenstein, October
23, 29, 6-8p, Animas City Theatre, 128 E College
Dr, Durango, Award-winning British theatre back
in cinemas for a limited time
-Fall Festival, October 29, 11a-2p, Three Springs,
175 Mercado St, Durango, wear a Halloween
costume & enjoy a day jam-packed w/family fun
activities, daytime Trick or Treating, live music by
Dave Mensch and Rob Webster, Anytime Fitness
Monster Mash Fun Run, pumpkin patch, face
painting, cookie walk, pet adopt-a-thon, petting
zoo, concession stands, festival games and more
Harvest Festival, October 29, 12-5p, Durango
Nursery and Supply, Join us for our annual end of
the growing season event, music, a bbq, hay-
rides, dog costume contest, candy scrambles in
the shrub yard, sales and a Scarecrow Stroll
-Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oct 28-30, Strater
Theatre, 699 Main Ave, Durango, Audience is
encouraged to dress up, these shows sell out
quickly, so be sure to get your tickets soon, tick-
ets may be purchased online at: henrystraterthe-
atre.com or call the box office at: 970.375.7160
-The Polar Express, November 19-January 3,
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479
Main Ave, Durango, The award-winning book
comes to life through the chefs, hobo, conduc-
tor, the Hero Boy, Billy, Santa and all the elves
on this historic steam train, passengers enjoy hot
chocolate and a treat served by your personal
chefs who will read the story on the way to the
North Pole to pick up Santa, while Santa visits
each car, your chefs will lead you in specially se-
lected Christmas carols on the return to Durango
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week, Sep 30-Oc-
tober 9, event spans throughout Vail & Beaver
Creek Villages and features a wide variety of prix
fixe specials all set at $20.16, 970.476.2828
-Route 6 Cafe, Karaoke with Sandman, 40801 US
Hwy 6, EagleVail, October 5, 9p, bring your voice
& make your choice, Wednesday nights, come
give us an earful, 970.949.6393, songlist at:
www.songbookslive.com/sandman
Cortez/Dolores/Dove Creek/Mancos:
--Montelores Early Childhood Council luncheon
meeting, 1st Mon ea/month, 11:45a, rm. 110,
Johnson Building, 925 S Broadway, Cortez, The
public is invited especially parents, Lunch provided
so please RSVP to Vangi McCoy: 970.749.7017
-Raising Readers Storytime, Cortez Public Li-
brary, 202 N Park St, Cortez, every Thu, 10:30a,
Older children are welcome to join us for a craft
at 11:15a, offers songs, stories, crafts & silliness,
970.565.8117
-Dolores Farmer¡¯s Market, October 5, 12, 19, 26,
4-7p, Flander¡¯s Park
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
--Journey of Hope 5K Run/Walk, October 1, Three
Springs, 175 Mercado St, Durango, raises funds
for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer,
Mercy Health Foundation hosts this event in honor
of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
-28th Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Parade, October 1, 10a-2p, Downtown Durango,
Main St, Chuckwagon breakfast benefitting the
Animas Museum at 7a in the parking lot at 5th &
Main, Live music begins 9:30a, various locations up
and down Main, old fashion gunfight takes place in
front of the Strater just before 10a
-FallFest, October 1, 5-7p, Valletico Lake, Join us
for our annual Fall Festival at the Vallecito Commu-
nity Event Center
-Durango Heritage Celebration, October 7-8,
Celebrating Durango¡¯s Victorian and Old West Past,
many event goers will be dressed in authentic
period attire throughout the celebration