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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 N. 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, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 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 beginning at 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 at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 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.
The Four Corners Senior Travelers present a special travel presentation about the Southern Charm that will be held May 18 - 24, 2014. The presentation is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 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 Unlimited Learning Center located at 640 E. 2nd St. is having an Open House 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Offering the community: Adult education classes, college courses, vocational training, and GED prep. For more information call 565-1601.
Madison House Assisted Living Residence 120 S. Madison Street will hold a meeting to learn more about De-Brucing the Montezuma County Hospital District at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Chris Pureka will be performing at the Millwood Junction Restaurant at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door and available at Southwest Sound and Millwood Junction. For more information call Tami Graham at 759-9716; email@example.com; www.chrispureka.com.
The public is invited to a Medicare 101 training from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 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” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. 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 held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 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 will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the Mesa Room at the Cortez Recreation Center. Contact Gabi at SJMA for more information at 759-1170 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Flanders Park. Contact the chamber at 882-4018 if you are an interested vendor or want to know more.
Oct. 5 and 6
The public is invited to attend one or several two-hour mini Empowerment Workshops. The Empowerment Weekend will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 & 6, at Kaleidoscope Wellness Center, 233 Park St, Mancos. Attend one, two, or all three! Any two classes: $38; all three classes: $50. Call 970-533-1100 to reserve your place; space is limited
SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents the San Juan Symphony, performing a program of modern and classical music at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 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.
Renew would like to invite the public to an advocate training, centered around domestic violence and sexual assault, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 7. at 140 South Linden in Cortez. It will run every Monday and Wednesday through Nov. 13. For more information please call (970) 565-4886.
The Bridge Emergency Shelter is seeking volunteers for the upcoming shelter season, which begins on Oct. 15, There will be a volunteer training workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, at the shelter (601 Mildred, back of justice building). Please call the shelter at 565-9808 for more information and to RSVP.
The Public is invited to hear Jim Mahlberg speak about Education and Amendment 66 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Calvin Denton Room at Empire Electric, 801 N. Broadway. For more information, call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.
Art classes with Donna Steward at the Cortez Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, upstairs at the Center. Members $15, others $25, includes; supplies and wine. Pre-registration requested. Call Debie or Anne at the Center.
“Hula in the Mountains” is the theme of the 11th annual Pink Ribbon Affair beginning 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 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.
Kemper School invites the public to a series of informal conversations from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. The two topics are: “The Basics of School Finance” and “Parental Involvement with School.” Share your thoughts and hear those of others.
The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Pine River Senior Center in Bayfield. To learn more, go to: www.4cbch.org or call Bob Volger, chapter president, at 970-883-4004 or email@example.com
The Cultural Center seeks community members to help plan and orchestrate the 10th annual Ute Mountain/ Mesa Verde Birding Festival, scheduled for May 7 - 11, 2014. Please plan to attend the meeting Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m. upstairs at the Center. Please contact Anne Beach, 970-565-1151 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12, 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 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Mancos Community Center, 110 W. Grand Ave. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 739-1172.
The Children’s Kiva Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten is having their fall yard sale 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1204 E. Empire St. Donations for the sale will be accepted at the Children’s Kiva from 9 a.m. - noon on Friday, Oct. 11 Call 565-8586 for more information.
Montelores Baptist Church will hold its third annual Fall Chili Fest and Cook-off from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 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.
Canyonlands Natural History association invites the public to join us on our Annual Fall Membership Hike in the parking lot at the Sand Island Ranger Station at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The charge is $25.00 per person and snacks will be provided. To RSVP or for more information call (435) 259-6003 ext.12 or email email@example.com.
Cortez Cultural Center will hold an Art film and discussion with Brenda Ives at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 in the Gallery. Members free, others $5.
The 3rd Annual Pretty in Pink Fashion Show presented by Love on a Hanger will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery. Tickets are $15 for general seats and $20 for VIP seats and may be purchased at Love on a Hanger. All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Women’s Cancer Coalition. For more information please call 565.9075.
The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County invites the public to a breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 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.
Jennifer Hope will provide an ongoing discussion group, exploring all kinds of writings, both fiction and non-fiction at 6:30 pm on Oct. 20, upstairs at the Cortez Cultural Center, free.
Window into Malawi with Midge Kirk and Joanie Trussel at the Cortez Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Gallery, members free, others $5.
The Mancos School District Advisory Accountability Committee (MSDAAC) will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in the student lounge at the high school. For more information, contact Tyra Hughes at 970.529.0635, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock Springs Church will hold a Night of Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 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 at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. A class on finding a job will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. A class on Microsoft Word will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. 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 the restaurant’s 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.
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
Free hearing screenings and speech evaluations will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Call 970-459-1179 to schedule an appointment or simply stop by for bakery treats and information. Lawrence Speech and Hearing is at 515 Grand Avenue in Mancos.
At noon the first Wednesday of each month 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 at noon the first Thursday of every month at Shiloh’s Steakhouse. For more information, contact Nicci Crowley, secretary, email@example.com 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 at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the community meeting room in First National Bank. Contact Art Neskahi at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours at various locations from 5 to 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. For more information, call 565-3414
The Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will be held at noon the third Wednesday of the month 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 at 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings 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 at noon every Tuesday at Shiloh’s. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Dolores Public Library will answer technology/software questions for free from 3 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 882-4127.
Every Second Tuesday
The Mancos Water Conservancy District will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at the district’s office.
The public is invited to have a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Thursday 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.