People are encouraged 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.
Wednesday, Jan. 8
Yoga and meditation, held on Mondays/Wednesdays, will begin Jan. 8 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. classes at Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave. in Mancos. All levels are welcome, arrive early for registration, take a towel/mat, water, wear loose clothing, and refrain from eating one hour before class. Call or text 970-946-1267 for details.
Thursday, Jan. 9
Colorado State University Extension is presenting an information session on Radon on Jan. 9 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Montezuma County Extension Office, 109 W. Main, room 102. To make reservations call 565-3123. The class is $5, which includes a Radon Test Kit. Radon is the #2 cause of lung cancer.
The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen will hold their monthly meeting on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango. This month's topic is Search and Rescue. Guests are always encouraged to attend. For more information visit www.4cbch.org, call 970-382-0980 or email email@example.com
Friday, Jan. 10
The Mancos Valley Distillery presents The Spinning Wheels Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11
The newly reorganized Mancos Valley Historical Society will have its regular meeting on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Paul's Church, corner of Bauer Avenue and Oak Street. For information call 533-9104 and leave message if no answer.
The League of Woman Voters of Montezuma County will hold a breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. on Jan. 11 at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. Melissa Brunner will discuss all the services the county provide, the funding sources and the county budget. For more information call 564-0708.
Thursday, Jan. 16
There will be a presentation going over judging changes that will take affect this year in the 2014 Montezuma County Fair in the Community Open Class Food Preservation. The presentation will be held at the Montezuma County Extension Office, 109 W. Main, Room 102 on Jan. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 565-3123 to register ahead of time.
Movie Monday's at the Mancos Public Library at 4 p.m. every Monday for the month of January: Jan. 6 - Turbo (1 hr. 36 min.), Jan. 13 - 2 episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender (1 hr.), Jan. 20 - Library Closed, MLK Day, Jan. 27 - Planes (1 hr. 32 min.). Movies are for children 8 and older. Younger children are welcome with an adult. Free! For more information call 533-7600.
Monday, Feb. 3
The Jordan World Circus 2014 is coming to Cortez at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds on Monday, Feb. 3 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information visit www.thejordanworldcircus.com or their facebook page TheJordanWorldCircus.
The PAAC Class Colorado Archeology will be held Jan. 31 at the Anasazi Heritage Center from 5 to 8 p.m. then continue on Feb. 1 from 9 to 5 p.m., Feb. 2 from 9 to 5 p.m. and Feb. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $12. Call 560-1318 or email Terrywoodrow@gmail.com to register.
Southwest Center for Independence Second Chance Brain Injury group meetings will be the first Monday of every month at noon at the Cortez Office at 2409 E. Empire. For more information, call Rose at 759-2347.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets at noon the first Thursday of every month at Shilo's Steakhouse. For more information, email Nicci Crowley, secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-9372.
Mancos Community Dinners will be the Second Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave, Mancos. This is a pay -what-you-can event. All ages are welcome. Main dishes will be provided. Participants are can bring a dish to share, ideas, a plate, silverware and instruments, too. For more information, call Gretchen at (509) 830-4380.
The Mancos Water Conservancy District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 42599 Road N off of Road 42.
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. Email Art Neskahi at email@example.com.
Republican Women of Montezuma County invite the public to meet at noon every second Thursday at Shilo's Steakhouse at 5 Veach St., in Cortez. For information, call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.
A Free legal self-help clinic for Montezuma County parties without an attorney will be held the second Thursday of every month from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link. First come first-served basis.
First and Third Thursdays
Planning committee for the 10th Annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival meets at 10 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month upstairs at the Cortez Cultural Center. Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to attend. Contact Anne Beach at 565-1151 for details.
The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets at noon each Tuesday at Shiloh's. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St., will be offering Little People Storytime on Tuesday's at 10:30 a.m. Previously Storytime was offered on Wednesday's. The program is geared toward children ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. For more information call 533-7600.
Every Monday and Wednesday
Freestyle Defensive Arts is held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Community Center in Mancos. Kids Freestyle Defensive Arts class, for ages 8 to 15, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call instructor Brian Williams at 903-5576.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Karate "Ryukoku Seidokan" is held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Community Center in Mancos. Ages 5 to 10 is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and costs $5 each class. Ages 11 and older is from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $10 each class. For more information, call Victor Pilcher at 533-7471.
Every Thursday the Community Drum Circle will be held at Kaleidoscope Wellness, 233 Park St. in Mancos. For more information call 533-1100
The Mancos Indoor Flea Market is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the old hardware store in Mancos, 192 S. Main St. To become a vendor, call Queenie Barz at 749-9320. The booth fee is $15 per weekend, along with insurance and vendor license charges.