March is Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate than to honor the women who helped pave the way for future generations to have their voices heard.
Two events are going to be held in Durango to do just that.
The first is a Hat Making Party, presented by Alpine Bank. Gather up your friends and head over to the bank, 1099 Main Ave., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Bring your own hat to this free event and get busy decorating it in the style of early 20th century Suffragettes with supplies provided by Alpine. Knock your DIY self out with flowers, ribbons, feathers … whatever floats your boat. And if you don’t have a hat to bring, Animas Trading Co. is offering 15 percent off its hats for this event.
Oh, and there’s going to be free wine and appetizers to help get the creativity flowing.
And after, be sure to keep that hat out because you’re going to need it on Tuesday, for a Girls Night Out at the Movies showing of “Suffragette” at the Henry Strater Theatre.
“Suffragette” is a movie that came out last year that follows the story of the foot soldiers in the early feminist movement – women who were willing to give up their families, homes, jobs and even their lives for things like equality and the right to vote. It’s got Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter in it, and it’s pretty awesome.
Presented by Alpine Bank, the night starts at 5 p.m. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available, and you and your friends will be able to mix and mingle before the show.
Tickets are $5 at the door and benefit the Women’s Resource Center.