The Dolores Star encourages people to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published.
Home canners are invited to bring pressure canner lid with dial gauges to the Montezuma County Extension office on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., for free testing. The office is located in Room 102 of the Montezuma County Courthouse, 109 W. Main Street in Cortez.
For more information contact the Extension Office at 565-3123.
The Dolores Chamber's next monthly Business after Hours will be this Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Rio Grande Southern from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 882-4018 if you have any questions.
Call for entries! Heart & Soul Cortez is teaming up with the Cortez Cultural Center to host the Art & Soul Cortez Art Exhibit from Friday, Aug. 23 to Saturday, Sept. 14. Entries are due no later than Friday, Aug. 16.
For more details, see www.heartandsoulcortez.com; visit Heart & Soul Cortez on Facebook, or call Kirsten or Rocky at 970-565-7320. Any medium. Show will be available for public viewing during the KSJD Summerfest celebration on Saturday, Aug. 24!
The Southwest Center for Independence is having a Roller Skating Event at Chapman Hill on Friday, Aug. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. with the Brain Injury Support Group. $4 per person. Space is limited. For more info or to RSVP, please call Shawna at 259-1672.
KSJD Summerfest and A Taste of Cortez will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Cortez Cultural Center on Market Street just north of Main. If you are a Cortez restaurant and you would like to participate, please contact Anne Beach at the Cortez Cultural Center 565-1151. A Taste of Cortez features sample sizes of their best fare from Jimmers, Ocean Pearl and Stonefish, to name just a few!
The Piņon Project will hold a 14-week "Strengthening Families" parenting class that will begin weekly on Monday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at The Piņon Project, 300 N. Elm St., Cortez. The class is for families with children between 12 and 18 years old. There is no cost to participants. Enrollment is limited, call soon.
For more information and registration, contact Lara at 564-1195.
The Southwest Center for Independent Living is holding a brain injury support group called the 2nd Chance on Aug. 27 at 12 p.m. at 2409 Empire St. For more information, call 570-8001.
The Piņon Project is pleased to offer a "Responsible Fatherhood" class that will begin on Wednesday, Aug.28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at The Piņon Project, 300 N. Elm St., Cortez.
Dinner and child care will be provided. The curriculum is 15 weeks long. All fathers are welcome to join the program at any time.
There is no cost to participants. Enrollment is limited, call soon!
For more information and registration, contact Lara at 564-1195.
Home canners are invited to bring pressure canner lid with dial gauges to the Montezuma County Extension office on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free testing. The office is located in Room 102 of the Montezuma County Courthouse, 109 W. Main Street in Cortez.
For more information, call the Extension Office at 565-3123.
The Dolores Chamber Membership Meeting this month will be Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Karma Coffee at noon. There will be a special guest speaker.
The public is invited to attend. Call 882-4018 for more information
Friday, Aug. 30, attorney Mike Green will be at the Cortez Senior Center at 107 North Chestnut helping with free living wills for those 60 years of age or older from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information or to RSVP, call 565-2772 or 565-2776.
Leadership Montezuma is now taking applications for its 2013-14 class, which starts in early September. Leadership Montezuma meets once per month 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to learn and dialogue with the various organizations, public and private, that make the county and communities run.
For more information and to find an online application, visit www.swcommunityleadership.org or call Jim at (970) 903-0944.
"Where is Beauty in the Christian Experience?" will be the topic on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 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 (corner of North and Elm) hosts these gatherings for folks who struggle to reconcile their life experience with what they believe the church requires. Questions are required. No answers are promised. Call 565-7865 for information.
Sept. 6 and 7
The Montelores Catholic Community will hold their annual Rummage/Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Margaret Mary Church, located on the NE corner of Montezuma and Market in Cortez. For more information please contact the church office at 565-7308 or Barbara at 565-9673
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. For more information, call 556-1664 or go to email@example.com
On Thursday, Sept. 12, Mesa Verde artist in residence Sue King from Lancaster, Ohio, will speak on her work as an art quilter and demonstrate the use of silk screening as a form of surface design.
Participants can make a textile postcard as a memento of their visit to the park, or screen a design on an item of their own clothing.
The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the library downstairs at Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, and is open to all.
Supplies will be provided but participants must bring their own item of clothing, such as a T-shirt, to screen if desired.
The Class of 1948 is celebrating their 65 year class reunion at the Elks Club on Sept. 14. All are welcome to join in the fun.
Visit from 1 to 5:30 p.m., the banquet starts at 5:30 p.m. and dance at 6:30 p.m. To make reservations, call Cheryl McCutcheon at (970) 394-4929. For more information call Jean Belden at 565-7915 or Mary Alexander at 882-7317.
Four Corners Builders Assoc. would like to invite you to a presentation by Attorney Jon Kelly. Don't get caught in expensive litigation because you don't know what to watch out for in your construction-related business. Bring your questions about what to look for in your contracts and legal issues. This is a free meeting being brought to you by FCBA. It will be held at First National Bank, 2258 E. Main, in Cortez at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. For more information, call 565-1771.
Every Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September, there will be a community garage sale at Pleasant View Mercantile parking lot. Participation is free. This event is open to the public.
For more information, call 562-6372.
The first Wednesday of each month at noon The Chamber will have their business lunch forum. For more information and locations call 565-3414
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at noon at Shiloh's Steakhouse. Come out to hear what your Republican elected officials are up to.
For more information, contact Nicci Crowley, secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-9372 for more information.
The first Friday of each month, the public is invited by the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce to participate in a leadership-development program at First National Bank, 2258 E. Main in Cortez.
For more information, call Dena at the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce 565-3414.
The second Thursday of each month Business After Hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at various interesting locations. For more information call 565-3414
The third Wednesday of every month the Chamber Luncheon will be held at noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. For more information, call 565-3414
The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets every Tuesday at noon at Shiloh. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
Contact email@example.com for more information.