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The Dolores Star encourages people to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to news@doloresstar.com. Items submitted at least two weeks in advance will have a better chance of getting published; items submitted several days before the event might not get published. For more information, call the Star at 882-4486.


Pampered Chef Good Samaritan Center fundraiser, food drive

A fundraiser and food drive will be hosted by The Pampered Chef on Friday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Cortez Journal, 123 Roger Smith Avenue. Bring a canned food item and receive a 10 to 50 percent discount on in-stock items. Pampered Chef items make great gifts for family and friends; you are invited to come see 40 new items and sign up to win door prizes. Bring your food chopper and get it sharpened for free. Proceeds from the sale go to the Good Samaritan Center, as well as the canned food items brought. Please come and give your support to the Good Samaritan Center. For more information, call Betty Apple at 394-4097.


Dolores Ski and Sport Swap

The 12th annual Dolores Ski and Sport Swap will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off items on Friday, Nov. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 749-2393.


Pancake Supper fundraiser

and trip raffle

Hospice of Montezuma invites the community to a pancake supper and raffle drawing for a trip of a lifetime on Friday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Montezuma County Annex, 103 N. Chestnut in Cortez. Tickets for the supper and the raffle will be available from Hospice employees, at the Hospice office or sold at the door. The pancake supper will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, eggs, dessert toppings and beverages, and is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children and $15 for families. The raffle drawing will be held at 6:30 p.m. for a voucher from Cortez Travel in the amount of $4,000 to be used towards a trip of your dreams. Tickets for the raffle are $25 each and are available from board members, employees, at the office and at the door during the pancake supper. Come join us for a great meal and an exciting raffle. Proceeds will be used to provide end of life care regardless of ability to pay. Contact Hospice at 565-4400 for more information.


Veterans Day breakfast

The American Legion Post 75 at 320 N. Harrison will have their Veterans Day breakfast on Monday, Nov. 12 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. The Ladies Auxiliary will be serving the meal as well as hosting silent auction tables.


Domestic & Sexual Violence Community Education Series

Renew will begin the Fall/Winter Domestic and Sexual Violence Community Education Series on Monday, Nov. 12. All seminars will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center, 140 N. Linden, and will run through Wednesday, Dec. 19. All meetings are brown bag dinner; drinks and light snacks are provided. If you are interested in attending this free six-week training, call Diane at 565-4886 to register or email your name and contact information to Cheryl at director@renew-inc.org.


Elks Lodge will host Veterans


Day luncheon

Cortez Elks Lodge #1789 will host a free luncheon for Veterans Day. The luncheon will take place on Monday, Nov. 12 at the Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Rd. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be free to all active military, veterans and their spouses. For more information, contact Dennis at 882-2614.


Veterans Day Program in Dolores

The Dolores School District will hold a Veterans Day Program on Monday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. in the Auxiliary Gym at the Dolores High School. All veterans are encouraged to attend and can register before the program at 8:30 a.m. There will be a reception after the program in the Band Hall. For more information, call 882-7288.


MECC’s November Family Night

Montelores Early Childhood Council presents “Healthy Kids Are Ready Kids!” on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cortez Church of Christ Annex Building, 631 E. Montezuma Ave. (corner of Adams and Montezuma). Learn tips for making family health a fun and rewarding experience. The night will include the preparation of a healthy dinner and lots of take away gifts promoting healthy family lifestyles. Don’t miss this fun and informative evening. Call Trish Peters at 565-8389 or 560-1360 by Monday, Nov. 12 to reserve your spot and leave a message with the number of people you will be bringing so we’ll have food and gifts for all!


Annual Health Fair & Turkey Trot

The Sleeping Ute Diabetes Prevention Program will hold their Annual Health Fair & Turkey Trot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Ute Mountain Casino Bingo Hall. There will be educational booths and door prizes. Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided. For more information, call 564-5391.


Free oral health screenings for children

Cavity Free at Three is a statewide program aimed at preventing oral disease in young children. Montelores Early Childhood Council is partnering with local physicians to join our effort and offer free oral health screenings for children ages 6 months to 3 years old, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. until noon. The event will be held at the Southwest Memorial Hospital Annex Building Community Room at 20 S. Market Street. There is no charge for the screening, which will include fluoride varnish, but you must make a reservation for your child to attend. Call Trish Peters at 565-8389 or 560-1360 to schedule an appointment for your child. Space is limited, so call today! Leave a message with your child’s name, birth date, and a number where you can be reached to confirm.


Guest Pastor Russell will speak at Thanksgiving conference

Mountain View Baptist Church will hold a Thanksgiving conference with speaker Dr. Rodger Russell. Dr. Russell will preach Sunday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mountain View Baptist Church is located on the Corner of Hwy. 184 and CR 30.5 in Dolores. Dr. Russell has served a total of 30 years as pastor of four churches in Utah and New Mexico, and has a Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and a Doctorate from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, Calif. For more information, call Pastor Scott Hartle at 739-4496.


Tables available for upcoming Elks Christmas Bazaar

The Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Rd., is offering table rentals for their upcoming 17th Annual Christmas Bazaar, to be held on Sunday, Dec. 9. Tables are now available for rent at $25 each; we will provide the table. The deadline to reserve a table is Nov. 20. The Bazaar begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. Entertainment will be at 2 p.m. with the arrival of Santa at 3 p.m. He will visit with all the children who attend. There will be door prizes at least every hour, and food will be available for purchase. For more information call Sally at 739-0616.


Annual Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society will hold its Ninth Annual Cortez Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 at the Parque de Vida Pavilion near the Cortez Recreation Center, 425 Roger Smith Avenue. The 1 mile fun run/walk starts at 10 a.m., regardless of the weather.

This is probably For Pets’ Sake’s most enjoyable event of the year! The entry fee is $20 and includes a cool serene green commemorative T-shirt. Costumes for all are encouraged! Prizes will be awarded for fastest people and pets, best and best-coordinated costumes, best pet trick, most unusual pet to cross the finish line, and lots of other categories. All proceeds benefit For Pets’ Sake Humane Society and their work for the dogs and cats of Montezuma and Dolores counties. For more information call 565-PETS (565-7387).


Annual Dolores Community Center Christmas Bazaar

The Annual Dolores Community Center Christmas Bazaar will be held this year on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bazaar already has 40 vendors signed up to display various crafts such as Christmas wreaths, scarves, candles, homemade breads, pies and pumpkin rolls. There will also be handmade aprons, ornaments, quilts, afghans, leather items, toys, artwork and jewelry of all kinds. Come and do your special Christmas shopping. Refreshments are being provided by the Girl Scouts and all proceeds will go to the Dolores Community Center. Contact Ruby Gonzales for more information at 882-7717.


Series of Christian conversations

“How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community With Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe.” On Tuesday, Dec. 3, this series of conversations will continue at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 110 W. North Street (corner of North and Elm). The topic for the evening is “What/who is God for You?” Everyone is welcomed. These gatherings are for folks who can’t reconcile what they believe the church requires with their life experience; who don’t want to check their minds at a church door; or who just don’t want to live in a world they think the Christian church espouses but who might value being part of a community of faith. Questions are required. No answers are promised. Call 565-7865 for information.

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