Fly-tying classes taught by Dolores River Anglers
'Architectural Documentation of Spring House' presentation
McElmo Flume historic preservation program
Montezuma County Historical Society is sponsoring a free program on the restoration of the McElmo Flume. The date is Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Hampton Hall, 515 N. Park St., Cortez. Hot drinks and cookies will be served. Linda Towle, local historic preservation consultant, will present a talk, "Saving the McElmo Creek Flume." She will briefly review the history of this local water delivery system developed in the late 1890's. Of the 105 wooden flumes in the system, the McElmo Flume is the only one left in existence.
For more information, contact Phil and Vivienne Kenyon, Program Chair at 565-7714.
Southwest Open School student art show, opening reception
Winter Discovery Walk near Echo Basin
Join San Juan Mountains Association on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon for the fourth program in the Southwest Colorado Winter Ecology Series: a Winter Discovery Walk for Families in Echo Basin area, near Mancos. We will focus on animals in winter, as well as snow studies. Learn about tracks - is a snowshoe hare a bounder, waddler or galloper? And examine snowflakes - are there really no two snowflakes that are exactly alike? For ages 4-10, accompanied by an adult. Snowshoes are provided if needed. There is no charge for the Discovery Walks.
Participants should meet at the end of plowed County Road 566, Mancos. Contact SJMA to register for this walk (preregistration requested), or schedule your own Winter Discovery Walk at 759-1170 or email@example.com. Walks can take place on easy terrain near Cortez, Mancos, Dolores or Durango.
'Conifers Coexist at Cascade Creek' winter nature tour
A winter nature tour, Conifers Coexist at Cascade Creek, will take place Saturday morning, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Folks of all ages are invited to go snowshoeing with the San Juan Mountains Association, in partnership with San Juan National Forest, and certified interpretive guide MK Thompson. Explore the variety of evergreen trees in the Cascade area along with other winter ecology wonders. Snowshoes are available for kids under 120 pounds. Email or call today to reserve your spots! Contact MK@sjma.org or 759-9113. Various tours are offered throughout the winter.
'Happy Trails' Sweetheart Ball
The 7th annual "Happy Trails" Sweetheart Ball, a benefit for the Cortez Cultural Center, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 8 and will be sold through Jan. 26, at $40 per person or $400 for a table of ten with business logo or family name. The event includes dinner with a choice of rib eye steak or chicken cordon bleu, live entertainment Grand Ole Opry style and dancing to follow. Who knows who may join us? Dolly Parton? Johnny Cash? Or even Roy Rogers? For more information or to purchase tickets, call 565-1151.
Incredible Years parenting classes
The Pinon Project will offer a series of free parenting classes beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12, and lasting 14 weeks. The Incredible Years is a curriculum targeting parents of children 2 to 8 years of age and is proven effective. If you are looking for more effective ways to discipline and want to build a more positive relationship with your child, this is the program for you. Classes will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Pinon Project, 300 N. Elm St. Dinner and childcare are provided. To register, please contact Lara Blair at 564-1195. Space is limited, so sign up soon.