Community Calendar

People are encouraged to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published.

Sept. 6 and 7

The Montelores Catholic Community will hold their annual Rummage/Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Margaret Mary Church. For more information, call the church office at 565-7308 or Barbara at 565-9673.

Sept. 7

Sample microbrews from eight regional breweries at the foot of Mesa Verde in Cortez from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 565-1664 or go to

The M-CHS Drama Department will be hosting a Parents' Night at 5 p.m. Saturday in the M-CHS Auditorium. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Contact Mr. Sandner for more information at

Sept. 7 and 8

The 4 Corners Australian Shepherd Association is hosting an "Autumn Jubilee" on Saturday and Sunday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. This will be an ASCA Sanctioned Dog Show including Obedience and Rally. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and the show will end at 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit

Sept. 9

The Montelores Early Childhood Council (MECC) will hold their next monthly luncheon meeting on Monday, Sept. 9 at 11:45 a.m., at the First National Bank conference room, 2258 E. Main St., Cortez. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to MECC's coordinator, Vangi McCoy,, PO Box 1725, Cortez, CO 81321, phone 749-7017.

Sept. 10

The Dolores High School, class of 1958 will be holding their 55th class reunion on Sept. 10 at noon at the home of Vern and Anna Ruth Coppenhafer ( 5827 Rd. 24, Cortez). Hamburgers will be served, please bring a side dish. For more information call 565-6414.

Sept. 12

On Sept. 12, Mesa Verde artist in residence Sue King from Lancaster, Ohio, will speak about 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 will host this month's Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 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 Four Corners Back Country Horsemen will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango. Guests are always encouraged to attend. For more information call bob at 970-883-4004 or email him at

The Republican Women of Montezuma County will hold their next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12 at noon at Shiloh's Steak House. There will be a presentation by J. Paul Brown. For more info call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.

Sept. 13

For Pets' Sake Humane Society will hold their fall yard sale on two weekends: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14 AND Sept. 20 and 21. It will be at the Cortez Christian Church from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Donations can be brought to the building on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 2 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m., or call For Pets' Sake at 565-7387 (Please no computers or accessories, tires, or tv's)

Sept. 14

The Class of 1948 is celebrating its 65th 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 Sept. 14. Registration is required. Contact SJMA to register and for more information at 385-1256 or 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

The public is invited to a Teacher Appreciation Party held on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 12 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. $14.50 / person, includes: cordon bleu lunch, drink and dessert. For more info or to make reservations call Cindy at 560-0395. Reservations required by Monday, Sept. 9.

Sept. 15

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.

Sept. 16

The Cortez Cultural Center will hold an Agriculture Exhibit Sept. 16 - Oct. 5. The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 20. For more information call 565-1151 or email

Sept. 17

"What Should the Christian Response be to (chemical) warfare?" will be the topic on Tuesday, Sept. 17 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) Questions are required. No answers are promised. Call 565-7865 for information.

Sept. 19

The public is invited to a free seminar at the Dolores Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Connect for Health Colorado and the Piñon Project will give an overview about the Affordable Care Act and the upcoming changes to health insurance and answer any questions. For more information visit or call the library at 970-882-4127.

Sept. 20 and 21

The M-CHS Class of 1978 is celebrating its 35-year class reunion on Sept. 20 and 21. For more information, join the class on Facebook: M-CHS Class of 1978 or email or

Sept. 21

Fashion show by Second Time Fashions will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the Center, 565-1151, or at the door on the night of the event. Proceeds will 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 Sept. 21.The group will start early and be out most of the day. Contact MK to sign up and get more information: or (970) 759-9113

Four Corners Dancers invite the public to come check out the Meet & Greet of their Square Dance lessons; there will be an introduction to mainstream square dancing Sept. 21 and the lessons will start Sept. 23 at Kemper School throughout November from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday. For more information, call Don and Judy Morris at 565-9836 or Ronnie and Vonnie Robinson at 749-9682.

Sept. 22

The Mancos Public Library will present the first annual Harvest Heritage Festival in Mancos at Boyle Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22. The festival features: demonstrations, music, children's activities and more. For more information, call Lee Hallberg at 533-7600 or email or visit

Sept. 28

Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde is hosting their annual charity night on Sept. 28 at the Cortez Elk's lodge. Tickets are $250; includes dinner for two and a chance to win a 2014 Ford Mustang. Proceeds will be donated to help children in Montezuma and Dolores counties. For tickets and information call Marie at 564-9770 or Edith at 565-8491.

Through September

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.

Book a librarian for up to two hours for free at the Dolores Public Library to help with research, a job search (résumé), your computer or software. To schedule please come in, call 882-4127 or visit our web page at

Oct. 6

SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents the San Juan Symphony, performing a program of modern and classical music at 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at the door beginning at 2 p.m. For more information, call Paul Bostrom at 565-9127 or Joyce Stevenson at 565-4757.

First Wednesday

The first Wednesday of each month at noon the Chamber will have its business lunch forum. For more information and locations, call 565-3414

First Thursday

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, or call 570-9372 for more information.

First Friday

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.

Second Thursday

The second Thursday of each month Business After Hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at various locations. For more information, call 565-3414

Third Wednesday

The third Wednesday of every month the Chamber Luncheon will be held at noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. For more information, call 565-3414

Every Tuesday

The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets at noon every Tuesday at Shiloh. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

Contact for more information.

Every Tuesday The Dolores Public Library will answer technology/software questions for free from 3 to 5 p.m. 882-4127

Fall Semester

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.