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Featured Artist for July
Shirley Diederich is the featured artist for the month of July for the Southwest Artists’ League. She is displaying her watercolors at the Cortez Public Library, located at 202 N. Park St.
Storytime in July at Cortez library
“Jive into July” is the July theme of Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library, located at 202 N. Park St. Storytime is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the library and every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cortez Farmers Market on the corner of Elm and Main streets (weather permitting) for preschool-aged children. Older children are welcome to join us for the craft at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. The Raising Readers Storytime offers songs, stories, crafts and silliness and uses the Early Childhood Literacy Initiative Program.
For more information, call the library at 565-8117.
Christian Academy registration
Lighthouse Christian Academy, a ministry of Lighthouse Baptist Church, is now accepting registration for kindergarten through 12th-grade students for the 2013-14 school year. The academy offers a warm Christian environment, a well-trained teaching staff, and small class sizes. Additionally, the curriculum employed, A Beka Book, is one of the premier Christian curriculums in the nation. Classes will begin on Aug. 26.
Please call the church office at 970-565-9302 for more information or to arrange for a tour.
Computer classes in July
The Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. will offer computer classes in July.
On Friday, July 12, at 1 p.m. staff from the Workforce Center will be holding a class at the Cortez Public Library on finding a job. The class will be focus on various aspects of finding a job on the Internet and using the Workforce Center.
On Thursday, July 25, at 1 p.m. the Cortez Public Library will be holding a computer class on Internet Searching. Subjects covered will include: World Wide Web, URLs, links, Web browsers, Toolbars on Web browsers, address bar, simple searching tips and techniques.
All classes must be signed up for ahead of time, as space is limited. To sign up, stop by or call the library at 565-8117.
Titans Football registration
Montezuma Titans Youth Football registration for the 2013 fall season is July 13 and July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cortez Recreation Center for grades second through sixth. Call Kyle Lester at 799-7694 for more information.
Baptist Church’s youth group to host free carwash
The Teen Impact group of Lighthouse Baptist Church will host a free car wash at Rimco on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please come see us and get your personal vehicle washed up. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds will help with costs for teens attending camps and conferences for their spiritual growth. For more information about Teen Impact, please call Ben Erickson, youth pastor, at 970-565-9302.
Dolores Methodist lunch, sale
The Dolores United Methodist Church will hold its annual “Navajo Taco Lunch, Crafts, Pie/Baked Goods and White Elephant Sale” on Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside. The cost of the taco lunch is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
Four Corners Builders Association hold its fundraising golf tournament July 13 at the Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez. This is a four-person shamble. The fee is $40 each, including lunch and range, not included cart or green fees. There will be optional purchases of mulligans and pro shots. New this year prizes for closest to pin, longest putt, longest drive and cash prize for hole-in-one. Sign-up is 7-8 a.m. Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. A lunch will follow the tournament during the awards/prizes on the patio at Conquistador. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. To sign up or for more information, call the Pro Shop at 565-9208 or FCBA office at 565-1771.
Arts, crafts sale
An arts and crafts sale will be held Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Priest Gulch Campground located on Hwy. 145 at mile marker 35.
Dove of the Desert concert
Lifeway Baptist Church at 601 N. Dolores Road invites the community to a concert given by Dove of the Desert Church on July 14 at 5:30 p.m. There will be desserts served after the concert.
Christmas in July
The Auxiliary at Southwest Memorial Hospital will be having a “Christmas in July” sale on Monday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby. There will be lots of new merchandise and baked goods available for purchase. Sale prices will be at least 10 percent off all items and will only apply the day of the sale. Get there early for the best selection of yummy homemade delights. For more information please call Linda Hooker, 565-2616 or Thelma Yoder, 562-4438.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is coming to First Baptist Church in Mancos, July 15-18, 9 a.m. to noon, for ages 4 through sixth grade. Call Pastor Rick Gregory at 533-7634 for more information.
Flower Show workshop
The Mesa Verde Gardeners will host a design workshop in advance of the Montezuma County Fair and Flower Show. Helen Pruski, a design judge from Durango, will give interested participants a class on Bouquets and Dried Floral Arrangements with emphasis on line design, proportion and other basic design elements to better prepare for the Show which runs from July 31 to Aug. 3.
The class will be held Tuesday, July 16, at 9:30 a.m. at 29204 County Road M. If you are interested in attending, please call Dayna at 565-2598 by July 14 to reserve a seat or for more information. Anyone who is interested in flower design is welcome to attend, especially youth and novice arrangers. Fair booklets with complete rules for submitting a design are available at the Montezuma County Extension Office.
Community Garage Sale
Starting July 19 through September every Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a community garage sale at Pleasant View Mercantile parking lot. Participate for free. Open to the public. For more information call 562-6372.
Insurance exchanges explained
Colorado is a leader in creating a health-care insurance exchange program for its residents under the Affordable Care Act. The program is scheduled to begin accepting applications Oct. 1, 2013, for coverage to begin Jan. 1, 2014. Learn about the application process and the various plans that are available for you, your family and/or your employees at the Chamber luncheon Wednesday, July 17, at noon at Shiloh’s Restaurant. Kent Helwig, CEO of Southwest Memorial Hospital, will explain how the exchange will work in Colorado and in Montezuma County and discuss assistance that will be available to help people navigate through the application process.
Everyone is welcome to attend; the only fee is the cost of lunch. Call Dena Guttridge at the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce, 565-3414, for more information.
Pie auction to aid
Relay for Life
Southwest Memorial Hospital will hold an old-fashioned pie auction Tuesday, July 16, at 11:30 a.m. in the hospital cafeteria. This is a benefit for the Cure for Cancer Relay for Life team. Auctioneer will be county commissioner Larry Don Suckla. All kind of pies will be sold. For more information, call Robyn Bragg at 564-2243.
Emergency preparedness seminar
On Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. the Dolores Public Library will be hosting an emergency preparedness seminar. The County Health Department, County Sheriff’s Office, Montezuma County Fire Chiefs Association, and American Red Cross will give short presentations and answer questions to help you prepare for wildfires, pandemics, and other disasters in our area. There will be information for kids, literature you can take home and door prizes. Similar presentations will be offered in Mancos and Cortez later in July. For more information please visit doloreslibrary.org or call 970.882.4127.
Cortez Support Group
The Cortez support group will meet on Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 515 North Park in the Memorial room. This group is for any family member or caregiver of persons with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or any chronic illness. For more information please call Elaine at 970-259-0122.
Madison House will have a rummage sale Friday, July 19. One day only! Please bring you gently-used items by Madison House Wednesday, July 17, or Thursday, July 18. Donated items are tax deductible.
Stonefish Club Mudd Dance Party
Stonefish Sushi & More presents another After Hours Club Mudd Dance Party, Saturday, July 20 at 9 p.m. No Cover. Electronic DJ Z RIDE turns on the vibes, turns down the lights, picks up your beat and spins it out on the dance floor. Stonefish Sushi & More, 16 W. Main, Cortez. 970-565-9244.
Eat out for the Bridge
July 19, Friday, is the day and night to eat out for the Bridge Emergency Shelter. Participating eateries will donate a portion of their proceeds to the shelter. Grab some friends and plan to eat out early and often in Cortez at: Addison’s, Antonio’s, Burger-Boy, Cold Stone, Domino’s, J Fargo’s, Jack & Janelle’s, Koko’s, Nero’s, Ocean Pearl, Once Upon a Sandwich, Pepperhead, Pippo’s, Pizza Hut, San Juan Coffee, Shiloh Steakhouse, Silver Bean, Sonic, Spruce Tree Espresso, Stonefish Sushi, Tequila’s, The Farm, and White Cup Coffee. These eateries in Dolores and Mancos are also participating: Dolores Food Market, Dolores River Brewery, Ponderosa, Rio Grande Southern, Riverfront Bar and Grill, Absolute Bakery, Chavalo’s, Fahrenheit Coffee and Olio’s Fine Food. In addition to the city of Cortez four banks are sponsoring A Night Out: Citizen’s State, Dolores State, First National and Vectra
Dog obedience classes
The Montezuma Agility Dog Club is offering basic obedience classes for dogs 5½ months and older. Classes will be on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and start on July 20 and continue for six weeks. Class size is limited, registration is first-come first-served. For more information call (970) 882-5404.
SouthWest Colorado Concerts tickets
Season tickets for SouthWest Colorado Concerts 2013-14 season will be on sale at the Cortez Farmers’ Market July 20 beginning at 7:30 a.m. This season begins Oct. 6 with the San Juan Symphony performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica at the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. The award winning German a cappella male quintet Vocaldente, which has wowed audiences throughout Europe, performs the second concert Nov. 12. Concert pianist Charlie Albright, winner of the prestigious 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Award, performs the third concert on March 3, 2014. The 26-member Golden Dragon Acrobats performs astounding feasts of skill and daring on May 3, 2014, to finish the season at the Cortez Middle School auditorium. Season tickets for the four-concert season are $45 for adults and $10 for youth 18 years old and younger. Season tickets also may be purchased from any SouthWest Colorado Concerts Board member or by mail using the flyers available at the Cortez Public Library and Cortez Recreation Center. For more information call Paul Bostrom at 565-9127 or Joyce Stevenson at 565-4757
Intermountain Weavers to hold conference
Intermountain Weavers Conference will be holding their bi-annual conference this month at Fort Lewis College from July 25 to 28. They offer fiber related three-day workshops, two gallery shows and shopping. There will be about 25 vendors coming to the conference with yarns, roving for spinning, knitting and weaving supplies, and handwoven items for sale. This will be the 30th anniversary. Visit their website at www.intermountainweavers.org.
ALL-SCHOOL Reunion Spaghetti Dinner
The Mancos Alumni Scholarship Association (M.A.S.A.) is having their Third Annual ALL-SCHOOL Reunion Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, July 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Mancos Schools Cafeteria. All proceeds will benefit the Mancos Centennial SCHOLARSHIP that is awarded each May to two M.H.S. graduating seniors. Adults $10, kids 10 and under are FREE. Book your class or family reunion with us for an extra special evening with other alumni, friends and family. For $25, decorations will be provided specific to your class. For reunion reservations, contact Dolores Martinez 970-533-7860 firstname.lastname@example.org or Margie Russell 970-533-7169 email@example.com
Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale
The Presbyterian Woman will hold their “Back to School” Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3. It will be held in the fellowship hall of the Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church at 350 S. Washington in Cortez from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be household goods, books, clothing, glassware, appliances, plants and a children’s room.
Proceeds go to the P.W. Mission Projects. For further information you may call 565-7024 or 565-8927.
Lighthouse Baptist Church Vacation Bible School
Lighthouse Baptist Church will be hosting this year’s vacation Bible school, “Investigation Destination: Follow Clues to the King of Kings.” All children, kindergarten through sixth grade, are invited to attend this special week. Please join us at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 11502 Highway 145 on Aug. 5-9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Church vans will be available for children needing a ride. Please call the church office at 565-9302 for more information.
MCHS 1963 50th class reunion
The MCHS class of 1963 is having its 50th class reunion Aug. 15 and 16. There are several people who organizers are unable to locate. If anyone knows the location of any of these people, please call and let us know: Gordon Rourk, Kathryn (Lynch) Martinez, Lucille (Luthi) Waterman, Mike Fisher, Myrtha (Bryan) Brossard, Natalie Jean Harvey, Paul Norris, Vickie (Roberts) McGuire, Wes Dunlap and Sharon Mays. Please call 749-0264 or 570-5181.
DHS Class of 1993 20-year reunion
The 20-year reunion for the Dolores High School Class of 1993 will be held Saturday, August 10 at 6 p.m. at the Rio Grande Southern in Dolores. All members of the DHS Class of 1993 are cordially invited to attend. Please call Kiera at (281) 723-3151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for additional information.
K-9 Team hosting annual pancake breakfast benefit
The K-9 Search and Rescue Team will again be sponsoring their annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 6 a.m. onward. Located at 35 Railroad Avenue in Dolores (next to the Dolores Fire Dept.), K-9 Search and Rescue Team Inc. is a 100 percent volunteer nonprofit organization that is on-call 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, regardless of weather conditions or circumstances, to assist local, state, and federal agencies in the search for missing persons.
The annual pancake breakfast is the team’s largest fundraiser and is held during August, and features a hot cooked breakfast for a small donation. The funds from the pancake breakfast help purchase and update vital equipment, and maintain basic operational readiness for when the Team is needed. Plan to come support the Team, meet the “K-9’ers,” view the facility, and hang out with the four-legged members of the team! For more information call (970) 882-4746 or visit www.k9team.org.
Harvest Beer Festival
Sample microbrews from eight regional breweries at the foot of Mesa Verde in beautiful Cortez on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. This year’s festival will feature music by Cortez’s very own Beautiful Loser Society. Food vendors will be on hand and there will be children’s activities. All proceeds benefit Montezuma Land Conservancy, the only nonprofit land conservation organization focused on land protection in Southwest Colorado.
Beer tasting: $30 includes beer tasting, souvenir pint glass, door prizes and live music. Must be 21 years of age. General Admission: $15 includes pint glass, door prizes, live music and nonalcoholic beverages. Children: 12 and under free with paid adult.
For more information call 556-1664 or go to email@example.com