Neighbors: Durango Heritage Celebration has Hollywood theme

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Neighbors: Durango Heritage Celebration has Hollywood theme

The Grand Ball of the Durango Heritage Celebration in 2015 is a colorful and elegant event, and the 2016 feature, including gowns inspired by the movies, is sure to be the same. The celebration will take place Oct. 6-9.

Neighbors: Durango Heritage Celebration has Hollywood theme

The Grand Ball of the Durango Heritage Celebration in 2015 is a colorful and elegant event, and the 2016 feature, including gowns inspired by the movies, is sure to be the same. The celebration will take place Oct. 6-9.
If You Go

For complete details about the 9th annual Durango Heritage Celebration, visit www.durangoheritage.org.
Here is a list of the main activities, which are free unless otherwise noted:
6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Four Leaves Winery, 528 Main Ave. Meet and Greet Wine Tasting with special discounts for Durango Heritage Celebration participants. 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. Dance Class with Dance Mistress Sharon Gull, who will teach old favorites and new dances. Comfortable shoes suggested.10 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave. Screening of “Colorado Territory, which was filmed in the area.1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Animas Museum. Screening of “A Ticket to Tomahawk,” featuring a young Marilyn Monroe.6 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Elegant 1900s Saloon Dance & Dinner, with multi-course dinner with ragtime one-step dance afterward. Tickets are $50 per person. Attire is 1910-1920s dressy ragtime saloon costume or formal dinner attire. No steampunk, modern western wear or Western movie dance hall costumes.7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Durango-La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. Grand Ball with “I Could Have Danced All Night” theme, gowns inspired by the movies. Tickets are $50. Modern formal gowns are acceptable, but no steampunk. Music provided by the Grand View Victorian Orchestra.8 a.m. Oct. 9, at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot, 479 Main Ave. Round trip train tickets are $20 and must be purchased through the celebration’s website. Tickets are available at the website, and advance purchase is required. Victorian, Edwardian or Old West apparel admired but not required.

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