M-CHS Theater Department to perform 'Macbeth'
The Montezuma-Cortez High School Theater Department proudly presents Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at a 1 p.m. matinee, and at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. The show at the high school auditorium will be performed in the style of film noir, classic black-and-white gangster movies of the 1940s. The language will remain Shakespearean, but the look is entirely black and white with lots of shadows, fog, and tommy-guns. The story follows a man who is foretold that he will become king. But when he decides to take matters into his own hands by killing the present king, his whole world begins to fall apart. Tickets will be $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and kids under 5 are free. Visit us online at www.mchsdrama.org or call 565-3722 ext 2198 for reservations.
Doctor Robert, Beatles Tribute band plays Dolores
Colo. Archaeology Society presents Irwin talk
'What Color Is That Horse' equine genetics presentation
Everyone is welcome to a public presentation by Ann Streett-Joslin, "What Color Is That Horse?" at the Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Rd., in Cortez. Arrive for dinner at 6:15 p.m. for buy your own Taco Tuesday; the presentation will start at 7 p.m. Ann Streett-Joslin, a Certified Horsemanship Association Master Instructor, will present the basics of Equine Color Genetics and review common dilution genes and the white spotting genes. Along with black, bay, and sorrel, these genes account for most of the familiar colors, including palomino, dun, and tobiano, seen in our horses. For more information, visit www.mesaverdehorsemen.com, or contact Nihla McCabe at 570-5036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New knitting classes at Cultural Center
For those that want to learn to knit, or to advance and learn new ideas, the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., will offer knitting classes upstairs starting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your own needles and yarn. The fee is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Pre-register by calling 565-1151. For details contact Karen Davis at 882-1430. All skill levels - from beginners to experts - are welcome. Frequency of classes will be determined.
Intro to Meditation & Christian Mysticism
The Center of Light in Dolores will offer an Intro to Meditation & Christian Mysticism on Thursdays at 7 p.m., beginning on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Sophia Peace Center, 19581 Road 31. In Dolores turn left on 11th, go 1.8 miles, and look for the large sign with the dove on the left. This is a powerful six-week introductory course designed for modern mystics. Classes will include teachings on: the Inner Spiritual Path, Meditation, Soul, Light, Prayer, and Blessing. Time will be spent teaching the principles of meditation that will allow you to move deeper than the body, beyond thinking and emotions and into the reality of God's peace and presence within. This course is free, and all are welcome. To RSVP or for more information, contact Deacon Crystal Kaems or Deacon Bridget Wyatt at 882-2123.
Fears & Phobias presentation
So you love public speaking, job interviews and test taking? In case you really don't, you can attend Jim Mischke's presentation of Fear & Phobias at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Jim Mischke, our talented veteran therapist will show you how to face such moments in your life calmly and with more confidence. Admission for members is $3, non-members is $5, and for students, a donation. For more information, call 565-1151.
SWMH Foundation Jewelry Sale Fundraiser
Family Winter Walk at Hawkins Preserve
Join friends and family for a beautiful winter walk through the Hawkins Preserve from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 9. Reservations must be made by calling Gabi at 385-1256. Meet in the preserve parking lot at the end of South Cedar. Dress appropriately.
Incredible Years parenting classes
'Giving Up Something Bad for Lent' series of classes
Rev. Suzanne Listemann will present a special Lenten Season class in the conference room at the Cortez First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St., Cortez, beginning on Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. and meeting each Friday at 10 a.m. for the following six weeks. "Giving Up Something Bad for Lent" is another way of thinking about engaging in a traditional act of sacrifice and spiritual discipline. We normally give up something we like to eat like chocolate, knowing that when Easter Sunday comes we can once again enjoy what we have given up. In this study, we are challenged to take it further. Why not give up something that is destructive in our lives? Imagine giving up envy, jealousy, self-pity, apathy, procrastination, gossip, resentment, negative thinking - and how much better your life would be. Take the 46 days of Lent to prepare to give up something bad while preparing to fully embrace the "Good News" of Easter. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call Remetha Gustafson at 565-3001.
Colorado Poet Laureate offers reading, poetry workshop
David Mason, Colorado's esteemed Poet Laureate, is coming to the Cortez Public Library for a reading on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. and a workshop at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. The workshop, "Where Do Poems Come From?" will explore the sources of imagery with which poems are built. Both events are open to all who are interested in enjoying the art of poetry. Please don't miss this opportunity to listen to and learn from a renowned and celebrated poet.
Legislative Low Down with Sen. Roberts, Rep. Coram
Animal Tracks and Signs at Mesa Verde National Park
Learn how to discover what animals are out and about during the winter months at Mesa Verde National Park. On Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, hikers will learn how to look for and identify animal tracks and signs, and then explore the hillsides around Morefield Campground. Past animal tracks observed in the area include weasels, rabbits, mountain lions, mice, and coyotes. Limited to 20 people, ages 7 to adult. Meet at the Morefield Village parking lot at Morefield Campground, 4 miles from the park entrance. Snowshoes are provided for those that need them. There is no fee for this hike. Call 529-4631 for reservations.
St. Barnabas' conversation on faith
"How does my belief/practice form my life?" will be the topic on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. for the next "How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe" conversation. St. Barnabas Church at the corner of North and Elm, hosts these gatherings for folks who can't reconcile their life experience with what they believe the church requires; 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 more information.
Soups of the World fundraiser for Bridge Shelter
Grace's Kitchen and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church offer the sixth annual Soups of the World and live dessert auction on Friday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. This event supports the Bridge Emergency Shelter. Delicious soups from various regions of the world will be served at Grace's Kitchen at 110 West North St. in Cortez. Tickets are $10; kids 5 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the door as well as from various agencies in the community. There will be a live dessert auction beginning about 6 p.m. with Larry Don Suckla serving as auctioneer. Those that wish to contribute something for auction should bring homemade desserts to St. Barnabas between 1 and 5 p.m. on the day of the event. Contact Kristen or Christy at the shelter at 565-9808 or Betsy Jones at 565-7865 for more information. Join us for this fun soup supper and dessert auction!
Classical Gas performs Cortez concert
'Play It Safe' presentation on consumer fraud, financial abuse
AARP ElderWatch in conjunction with Montezuma County Senior Center will offer "Play It Safe," a presentation featuring Bob Mager of AARP ElderWatch. This interactive presentation will instruct on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from consumer fraud and financial abuse. Join us at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 22 at 107 N. Chestnut in Cortez. For more information, contact Marsha Green at 564-2775.