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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. 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 St. 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. We will have 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 N. 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 565-4166
Aug 31 and Sept. 1
Priest Gulch is holding an Arts & Crafts Sale from 1 to 3 p.m. at mile marker 35 in Dolores Canyon on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1st.
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.
The Dolores Mt. Quilters will have a meeting on Sept. 3 at the Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. in Dolores. A short meeting will begin at 10 a.m. followed by "Show and Tell", Green bag exchange, and a program to solve the mystery of how to put together blocks of different sizes.
We are also planning a two-day Sew-A-Thon for the following week. Come sew with us.
Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen (MVBCH) will hold their next general membership meeting on Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m.; This month's program features: Bucky Sparks, a professional trainer/breeder specializing in gaited horses. A yummy dutch oven dessert provided. For directions & info, call Nihla 570-5036 or Bill 560-5622.
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 Cortez on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 565-1664 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org
The M-CHS Drama Department will be hosting a Parents' Night on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. in the M-CHS Auditorium. This is an opportunity for parents to take a behind-the-curtains look at the world their students call their home-away-from-home. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Contact Mr. Sandner for more information: email@example.com.
Sept. 7 and 8
The 4 Corners Australian Shepherd Association is hosting an "Autumn Jubilee" on Sept. 7 and 8 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. This will be an ASCA Sanctioned Dog Show including Obedience and Rally. Doors open Saturday at 8 a.m. and the show will end at 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information visit http://www.windymesaaussies.com/4CASA_home.htm
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.
Habitat for Humanity hosts this month's Business After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m., located in the bright blue building, next to Belt Salvage at 6786 Hwy 491/160 just past the intersection with Road G. Celebrate with the beneficiaries of this year's 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Bike Race. Call the Chamber at 565-3414 with questions.
The Class of 1948 is celebrating their 65 yr. 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 please call Cheryl McCutcheon at 970-394-4929. For more information call Jean Belden at 565-7915 or Mary Alexander at 882-7317.
The public is invited to join San Juan Mountains Association on a hike in Sand Canyon, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on Saturday, Sept. 14. Registration required; Contact SJMA to register and for more information at 385-1256 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by SJMA, BLM Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, BLM Tres Rios Field Office, and San Juan National Forest.
To learn more about SJMA, and to become a member, visit www.sjma.org.
On Sept. 15, at 4 p.m., St. Barnabas Church (110 W. North St.) will host a showing of "Love Free or Die," a documentary about Episcopal Bishop Eugene Robinson. The event will be preceded by wine and cheese. A discussion will follow for those who wish to stay.
Fashion show by Second Time Fashions will be held Sept. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the Center, 565-1151 or at the door on the night of the event. Proceeds benefit the Patsy Brown Art Scholarship fund. Vendors may contact the Center for applications and more information.
The public is invited to join a free trip to the San Juan Mountains Association, in partnership with the San Juan National Forest, for a seven-mile hike in the high country on Sept. 21.The group will start early and be out most of the day. Contact MK to sign up and get more information: MK@sjma.org or 970-759-9113
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 the First National Bank 2258 E Main in Cortez at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. For more information call 970-565-1771.
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.
SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents the San Juan Symphony, performing a program of modern and classical music on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at the door beginning at 2 p.m. For more information contact Paul Bostrom at 565-9127 or Joyce Stevenson at 565-4757.
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, email@example.com 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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Cultural Center is offering after school programs for creative kids and adults for ages 6 and up. Classes slated for the Fall semester are Feel for Art, visual art program, Silent Storytelling the Art of Mime, Young Playwrights, Actor's Studio and Story Arts, storytelling. Registration and course descriptions can be found on the website. Partial Scholarships available.