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Dolores Chamber of Commerce's monthly membership meeting will be at noon Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Riverfront Pizza. There will be a special and informative guest speaker. Call 882-4018 for more information.
Health Insurance Exchange & Affordable Care Act Questions can be answered 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce, 928 E. Main St. Connect for Health Colorado will give a presentation for the opening of the Colorado Health Insurance Exchange, which starts Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The Southwest Colorado Red Cross will hold a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at The Park Building, 1911 Main Ave. For more information or To RSVP, please contact Cindi Shank at 759-4697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dolores Chamber of Commerce's next monthly Business After Hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Dolores River Campgrounds, formerly the Dolores River RV Park. Call 882-4018 for more.
Artist-in-Residence James Branaman will give a free lecture featuring his photography, including never-before-seen images of the park from his residency project. The public is invited to attend the program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Far View Lodge Library in Mesa Verde National Park.
A Community Health Conversation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave in Mancos. The public is invited to bring a dish to share and ideas about encouraging healthy lifestyles in our community. For more information call 509-830-4380
The Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., will hold the Western Academic Talent Search (WATS) 2013-2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. For more information or if you would like to attend contact Becky Brunk at 799-1567 or email email@example.com.
A Solo performance of the complete text of the King James Version of the Gospel of Mark will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Patrick McWilliams will perform at the hall at St. Barnabas Church (North and Elm) where Grace's Soup Kitchen served almost 12,000 meals last year. A free-will offering will be taken. Proceeds go to Grace's Soup Kitchen
Lighthouse Christian Academy will be hosting a rummage sale and bake sale at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 11502 Colorado Highway 145, Cortez.
At 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, Arizona State University professor Dr. Michelle Hegmon will present "Mimbres Art and Its Creators." The lecture will be at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 23390 Road K in Cortez. It's part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, and it is free.
TomLynns, a band from Cortez, Colo. will be playing at the Mancos Valley Distillery at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cover is $3.
Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde is hosting their annual Charity Night on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Cortez Elk's Lodge. Tickets are $250, and they include dinner for two and a chance to win a 2014 Ford Mustang. For tickets and information, call Marie at 564-9770 or Edith at 565-8491.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Cortez Farmers Market will hold a used book sale to benefit Grace's Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Grace's Kitchen provides a hot lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a sack lunch on Saturdays for those in need of a nutritious meal. For more information, contact Judy Schuenemeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rico School 3K Walk/Run will begin Saturday, Sept. 28. at 10 a.m. The walk/run will start at Rico School, will end at the Town Park and benefit Rico School enrichment programs. Registration is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the run. For more information, call 967-3540 or email email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/ricoschool.
The Four Corners Miniatures Club will be sponsoring a free class on how to create a scary scene. This project can be used to create Halloween decorations. The class will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, 1 - 3:30 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library. Class limited to nine people and is open to ages 12 and older. Sign up by contacting Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-259-9401.
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) will be Saturday, Sept. 28. NPLD is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands. This year it will be held at BLM's Phil's World in Cortez. Contact Kathe Hayes, email@example.com or 385-1310 to register by Wednesday, Sept. 25, and receive additional details.
The public is invited to San Juan Bible Camp, north of Mancos, for "A Day in the Pines." Annual Ladies Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 28. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Seasoned women's speaker and counselor, Ann Been, will speak on "Encouraging One Another", the cost is $20 plus a fee for the activity you choose. RSVP by calling 533-7622 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also RSVP and find out more information or get directions at www.SanJuanBibleCamp.org.
Vendor's wanted for Saturday, Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the Mancos Balloon and Art Festival. For more information call 533-7434 or email email@example.com
Sept. 28 and 29
The M-CHS class of 1958 is celebrating its 55th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at Koko's and Sunday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parque De Vida for the picnic. For more information call DeEtta at 560-4717 or Mozella at 565-3689.
Sunday, Sept. 29,from 5 to 8 p.m. Sideshow Emporium & Gallery presents another Sunday Sideshow Social with three musical acts and spoken-word performance. This is a free event that welcomes donations.
North Carolina's, Town Mountain, is touring around their fourth album, Leave the Bottle and will be performing at the Dolores River Brewery on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. more information available at www.doloresriverbrewery.com
A painter, sculptor and cellist who spent a month collaborating with scientists at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument bridging the gap between art and scientific perspectives on wilderness will present their work on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Anasazi Heritage Center. For more information call 882-5600 or go to www.co.blm.gov/ahc.
"Slide into September" is this month's theme of Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library, located at 202 N. Park St., Cortez.
For more information, contact the library at 565-8117.
Liddie Rose is the featured artist for September for the Southwest Artists' League at the Cortez Public Library (202 N. Park St.) Paul and Adeline Dodson are displaying on the wall and the cases through the end of October. 565-8117.
Every Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September, a community garage sale will be held at Pleasant View Mercantile parking lot. Participation is free. It's 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 www.doloreslibrary.org
Chapter BD PEO in Mancos will be selling nuts through September. Proceeds will be used to give educational scholarships to women. If you would like to support this cause you may order nuts from Esther Cook at 533-7071 or Karleen Walton at 560-0165. The pick-up for nuts will be Sunday, Nov. 10, just in time for the holidays.
The second annual Messiah Sing-in will be presented Sunday, Dec. 15. Try-outs for solo parts will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, and Thursday, Oct. 3, at the United Methodist Church, 515 North Park. Please be prepared to sing a traditional Christian musical selection. Contact Patricia Faulkner at 564-9458 for more information.
The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society presents Mike Bremer, Santa Fe National Forest Archaeologist, Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 Park Street. Bremer will discuss "A Century of Research on the Santa Fe National Forest and Its Impact on the Understanding of Archaeology in the Northern Rio Grande."
Barry Owen of Columbine Sharpening will give a short presentation and then sharpen knives, scissors, and other cutting tools at no charge brought to the Oct. 1 Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen General Meeting held at the Elks Lodge, 2100 N Dolores Road, Cortez. Tacos can be purchased from 6:15 p.m.. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call Nihla at 570-5036.
The Montelores Early Childhood Council (MECC) will hold its next monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 11:45 a.m. at the Cortez Church of Christ Annex, 631 E. Montezuma. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to coordinator, Vangi McCoy, firstname.lastname@example.org, PO Box 1725, Cortez, CO 81321, phone 749-7017.
A special travel presentation will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at 107 N. Chestnut St. in Cortez. The presentation highlights: Historic Charleston, Boone Hall Plantation, Beaufort, Savannah, Factors Walk, Jekyll Island, St. Simons and St. Augustine. For more information call 564-2772.
The public is invited to a Medicare 101 training Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cortez Senior Center,107 N. Chestnut St. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 564-2772.
Sideshow Emporium and Gallery presents "Word Sharks Resurface" Thursday, Oct. 3. at 7 p.m. Regional writers Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Art Goodtimes, and David Feela will lead the reading frenzy. Sideshow is located at 411 Central in Dolores. This is a free event that welcomes donations. Books by the featured authors will be available for sale.
The Cortez Mobile Blood Drive will be Thursday, Oct. 3, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the First Methodist Church at 515 N. Park St.
San Juan Mountains Association, in partnership with the San Juan Forest Service and BLM Tres Rios Field Office, is starting a Kids Nature Club in Montezuma County. The first meeting is Friday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Mesa Room at the Cortez Recreation Center. Contact Gabi at SJMA for more information at 759-1170 or email@example.com, or just show up at the first meeting.
The M-CHS Dance Team will hold a Dodge Ball Tournament and Movie Night to help fund its state competition. The tournament starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the M-CHS Main Gym followed by a movie at 6:30 p.m. Four to six players can play on a team, $50 per team. Viewer admission is $3. To watch the movie, it will cost $2 at the door or free for dodgeball team members. Registration packets are available at the high school. You must register by Saturday, Sept. 28. For more information, call Courtney at (651) 280-5011.
The Dolores Chamber and town of Dolores team up for the second annual Harvest-Fest Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Flanders Park. Contact the chamber at 882-4018 if you are an interested vendor or want to know more.
SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents the San Juan Symphony, performing a program of modern and classical music Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m. at the M-CHS 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.
The Public is invited to hear Jim Mahlberg speak about Education and Amendment 66 Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. at the Calvin Denton Room at Empire Electric, 801 N. Broadway. For more information, call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.
"Hula in the Mountains" is the theme of the 11th annual Pink Ribbon Affair beginning Thursday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Street. Dr. Robert Heyl will discuss "What Would Dr. Welby say about Breast Cancer, Then and Now?" Everyone is encouraged to dress Hawaiian. Tickets are available at the door for $15.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 5 - 6 p.m. Kemper School invites the public to a series of informal conversations. The two topics are: The Basics of School Finance and Parental Involvement with school. Share your thoughts and hear those of others.
The Cortez FFA Chapter and M-CHS Panther Football Team will hold a Food Drive to benefit the Good Samaritan Center on Friday, Oct. 11, at Panther Stadium. For each canned good donated, football fans will receive 50 cents off admission (up to $2 maximum off the admission price) to the M-CHS vs. Eagle Valley football game at 7 p.m. For more information, or to make a donation please contact the Cortez FFA Chapter at 970-565-4314.
For Pets' Sake Humane Society will host a Low-Cost Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to noon at the IFA Country Store, 10501 U.S. Highway 491 in Cortez. For more information, call the Humane Society at 565-PETS (7387).
Mancos Valley Resources, a 501(c)3 organization, invites the residents of the Mancos Valley to discuss community resources and needs and areas ripe for collaboration Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Mancos Community Center, 110 W. Grand Ave. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 739-1172.
Montelores Baptist Church will hold its 3rd Annual Fall Chili Fest and Cook-off Saturday, Oct. 12, 4:30 - 7 p.m. at 18735 Road. 23.5 across from Narraguinnep Reservoir. For more information, visit the church website: www.monteloresbaptistchurch.org. To enter the cook-off, call the church office at 970-882-2418 or Pastor Paul Gleason at 719-468-1291.
The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County invites the public to a breakfast meeting on Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. Shane Hale, City of Cortez Manager, will present the needs for additional space for the City of Cortez, as well as an overview of new events and programs in Cortez. For additional information, please call Eleanor at 564-0708.
Rock Springs Church will hold a Night of Worship on Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. at 32233 U.S. Highway 160. Everyone is welcome.
The Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez will offer computer classes in October. An Internet shopping class will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3. 1 p.m. A class on finding a job will be offered on Friday, Oct. 11. 1 p.m. A class on Microsoft Word will be offered on Thursday, Oct. 17. 1 p.m. Sign up by stopping by or calling the library at 565-8117.
Denny's of Cortez will be doing a Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser during October. Pink AYCE pancakes, ribbons, bracelets and so much more. Please stop in to help the restaurant meet their goal.
"Twirl into October" is the monthly theme of Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library, located at 202 N. Park St. For more information, contact the library at 970-565-8117.
Free hearing screenings and speech evaluations offered on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 970-459-1179 to schedule an appointment or simply stop by for bakery treats and information. Lawrence Speech and Hearing. 515 Grand Avenue in Mancos.
The first Wednesday of each month at noon the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce will have its 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. For more information, contact Nicci Crowley, secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-9372.
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 565-3414.
Southwest Inter-tribal Voice and Montelores Human Rights Committee meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the community meeting room in First National Bank. Contact Art Neskahi at email@example.com
on the second Thursday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. Business After Hours will meet at various locations. For more information, call 565-3414
The third Wednesday of every month at noon the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will be held at Shiloh Steakhouse. For more information, call 565-3414
The public is invited to join the Southwest Singers as they begin rehearsals for the fall season. The choir practices Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Cortez, 515 N. Park. For more information, call Director Ruth Wilson Francisco at 872-3870.
The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets every Tuesday at noon at Shiloh's. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Every Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. The Dolores Public Library will answer technology/software questions for free 882-4127
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The Mancos Water Conservancy District will hold its monthly meeting every second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the district's office.
The public is invited to have a free dinner every Thursday night at 6 p.m. until Friday, Nov. 15, in Cortez at the Cortez Family Worship Center Foursquare Church, 500 N. Washington. There will be a Holy Spirit Bible Study after the dinner, you are not obligated to attend. Call 749-9774 for more information
The Cultural Center is offering after-school programs for creative kids and adults for ages 6 and older. 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.