The Dolores Star encourages people to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Free parenting classes
at The Piñon Project
The Piñon Project will be offering a series of free Infant parenting classes beginning Thursday, April 11, and lasting eight weeks. This class is geared toward parents of prenatal-12 month old infants. This class is for anyone who is looking for more ideas on how to communicate and listen to their baby, wants to learn more about the baby's developmental milestones, or wants new activities to do with the baby.
Classes will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Piñon Project, 300 N. Elm Street, Cortez. Lunch will be served and child care is provided for older siblings. Infants will attend the class with parents. To register, please contact Lara Blair or Lynn Soukup at 564-1195. Space is limited.
For Pets' Sake Humane Society
Spring Pet Vaccination Clinic
For Pets' Sake Humane Society will host a low-cost dog and cat vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 13, at the IFA Country Store, 10501 Highway 491 in Cortez.
Veterinarian Dr. Sue Grabbe with Four Corners MASH will offer dog and cat packages, which include rabies, distemper, parvo (dogs), leukemia (cats), and more for $40 each, or $15 for rabies only. Packages without rabies are just $32. Exact change is appreciated, checks are okay, but No credit cards will be accepted. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. A portion of the cost of each package purchased will be donated to For Pets' Sake.
For more information call the Humane Society at 565-PETS (7387).
Western Stars Weekend
The Colorado Chapter of the Western Music Association will hold a concert on Saturday, April 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. "Miss Devon and the Outlaw" is made up of Devon Dawson and Jessie Robertson. Dawson is a western-swing star who sang as 'Jessie the Cowgirl' on the Disney CD of Toy Story. Kristyn Harris, 18, loves singing and playing multiple string instruments. Last but not least is Janet McBride, known as "Queen of the Yodelers." Tickets are $10 at the door, with youth 12 and under free.
On Sunday, April 14, there will be a free western yodeling-music workshop for ages 4-21 at the Baptist Chapel at 1509 N. Dolores Road near Cortez.
There will be a potluck at 6 p.m. Monday, April 15, and a concert at 7 p.m. at the Southwest Cowboy Church, one mile west of Highway 491 on County Road S. A love offering will be taken.
Four Corners Nine Twelve meeting
The Four Corners Nine Twelve group will meet on Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at the Elks Club. Special speaker Bill Howell will present information on Utah's drive to regain control over federal lands in their state and how Colorado could help. County Commissioner Larry Don Suckla also will present information on his meetings in Washington, D.C.
Cleansing and detoxifying herbs
Amy Loschert, M.D., will speak about herbs at the Dolores Healing Space, 102 S. Fourth St., on Monday, April 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. Dr. Loschert will be speaking about various herbs used to clean and detoxify different organs of the body including the liver, skin and colon. Find out which forms of these herbs are most useful and how to use them synergistically to create the level of cleansing you desire. Herbal remedies for toxic headache and fatigue, common symptoms during a cleanse, will also be discussed. For more information, call (970) 676-1011.
SBDC "Marketing for Smarties"
The Small Business Development Center at Fort Lewis College is offering a "Marketing for Smarties" class at Durango Space from 1 to 5 p.m. April 16, May 2 and May 16. The fee is $199. Register by calling (970) 247-7009; e-mailing Asano_l@fortlewis.edu; or online at https://www.coloradosbdc.org/.
A "Starting Your Business" workshop also will be held at the Durango Public Library from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Walk-ins are welcome, and the fee is $25.
Humane Society yard sale
For Pets' Sake Humane Society will hold a yard sale on two consecutive weekends, April 19-20 and April 26-27, at the Cortez Christian Church Family Life Center on the corner of Empire and Highway 145 in Cortez, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. all four days. Donations may be dropped off from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. No computers, electronics, televisions or tires will be accepted. For more information or pick up of large items, call (970) 565-7837.
Local opera singer
This area's very own budding opera singer, Curtis Storm, will perform at the Cortez Cultural Center on Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m.
He will perform selections from Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Rachmaninoff and Puccini. Linda Mack, his singing coach, will accompany him.
Joint band concert
The Four Corners Community Band, director Dani Long, will join with the Mancos School Band, with new director, Andrew Saletta, and the Newcomb, N.M., school jazz band, director Mark Allen, for a concert at the Mancos Performance Center Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. For more information on band membership, scheduling a concert, and upcoming events, visit www.fourcornerscommunityband.com or call Sue Eleison at (970) 764-1245.
Business Builder Forum
The Cortez Referral Source invites interested business owners and managers to the 2013 Business Builder Forum, "Grow Your Business in Any Economy" on April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Baymont Inn & Suites Breakfast Room.
Enjoy lunch and gain key insights from speakers who will cover topics including, "Where We Are in the Economic Cycle," "Hands on Referral Strategies & Techniques" and "Who, What and How to use the Resources of Region 9." Lunch will be $5. For more information, Gayel Alexander at Cortez Retail Enhancement Association, (970) 564-4095.
Benefit for Dolores River Festival
The Great Outdoors Silent Auction and Mountainfilm on Tour event returns to the Dolores Community Center on Friday, April 26. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and films start at 6:30. Admission is $10; kids aged 15 and under are free. Dinner from the Absolute Bakery and Café, beer from the Dolores River Brewery, other beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sales of auction items, refreshments, and admission to the films support the Dolores River Festival, scheduled for June 1. To learn more about the event, including how to volunteer or donate items for the auction, call (970) 799-1475 or email email@example.com.
Humane Society yard sale
For Pets' Sake Humane Society will continue its yard sale this weekends, April 26-27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the Cortez Christian Church Family Life Center on the corner of Empire and Highway 145 in Cortez.
'Kidfest' at Cortez park
In honor of the "Month of the Young Child," the Children's Kiva invites children of all ages and their families to join us for the 11th Annual Kidfest. Kidfest is a celebration of childhood for children, their families, and the whole community. This year's Kidfest will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cortez City Park on East Main Street (between Mildred Road and Park Street). Kidfest will feature live entertainment, arts and crafts activities, face painting, relay races, food vendors, and more fun for the whole family. Admission is free and open to everyone. Donations are appreciated.
Dairy Goat Information Day
The Four Corners Dairy Goat Breeders will hold a dairy goat information day on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 23161 Rd. G.2 in Cortez.
Ask questions about raising dairy goats. See animals and get advice and demonstrations on care and maintenance. Multiple breeds will be represented. Some will be available for sale. Some equipment may be available for sale.
Lakeview Harmony Club Centennial
The Lakeview Harmony Club, established in May 1913, will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Lewis Grange Hall, East of Highway 145 on Road M. The event will include music, refreshments and door prizes.
The Larkeview Harmony Club, organized by pioneer women, is a community fellowship and service group. Family and friends of past members are invited to attend.
For more information, call Jodi Foran at 882-2401.
WESTERN STARS WEEKEND
CALL FOR YOUNG SINGERS AND MUSICIANS!
"Branded Western", the Colorado Chapter of the Western Music Association is presenting a free Youth Yodeling Workshop for ages 4-21, Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Baptist Chapel at 1509 N. Dolores Road, Cortez. Western music stars Janet McBride, Devon Dawson, and Kristyn Harris will lead the workshop, which will begin at 1 p.m. Contact Mark at 417-576-1389, Lynne at 970-799-0062, or Linda at 970-769-0447 to register.
A Western singing and yodeling concert will be held at the Montezuma-Cortez High School auditorium on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. featuring these same performers. "Miss Devon and the Outlaw" is comprised of Devon Dawson and Jessie Robertson. Devon was the voice of Miss Jessie, the Cowgirl, in the Disney movie "Toy Story II". Janet McBride is known as the "Queen of the Yodelers". Kristyn Harris, 18, loves singing and playing multiple string instruments. Tickets are $10 at the door, with youth 12 and under free.
These great entertainers will also perform Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Southwest Cowboy Church, one mile west of Highway 491 on County Road S. A potluck dinner will be at 6 p.m., and a love offering will be taken.
Please come and join us for a delicious BBQ Pig Roast dinner and
evening of dancing with the Vanishing Breed at the Dolores Community
Center on April 13th. Dinner and Dancing $20 starting at 6pm. $10 if
you want to come and enjoy an evening of music and dancing by the
river starting at 7pm.
Mountainfilm on Tour and Silent Auction to benefit the Dolores River Festival.
The Great Outdoors Silent Auction and Mountainfilm on Tour event returns to the Dolores Community Center on Friday, April 26. Doors open at 5:30 and films start at 6:30. Admission is $10; kids aged 15 and under are free. Dinner from the Absolute Bakery and Café, beer from the Dolores River Brewery, other beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sales of auction items, refreshments, and admission to the films support the Dolores River Festival, scheduled for June 1, 2013. To learn more about the event, including how to volunteer or donate items for the auction, call 970-799-1475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Celebrate Kidfest at the Cortez City Park on Saturday, April 27th"
In honor of the "Month of the Young Child", The Children's Kiva invites children of all ages and their families to join us for the 11th Annual Kidfest. Kidfest is a celebration of childhood for children, their families, and the whole community. This year's Kidfest will take place on Saturday, April 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cortez City Park on E Main Street (between Mildred Road and Park Street). Kidfest will feature live entertainment, arts & crafts activities, face painting, relay races, food vendors, and more fun for the whole family. Admission is free and open to everyone, donations are greatly appreciated.
The Children's Kiva Montessori School is a not-for-profit 501 c(3) organization offering preschool and kindergarten to children ages 3 to 6 years old. The Kiva is a peaceful community school that mentors, encourages and guides the learning process based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, inspiring children to feel safe, cherished and inspired.