Community Calendar

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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, Rm 102 on Jan. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 565-3123 to register ahead of time.

The Montezuma County Democratic Party Central Committee is having a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at The Spruce Tree Espresso Shop on Main St. in Cortez. Call Ric Plese if you have any questions.

Friday, Jan. 17

Dolores River Boating Advocates will hold a permit party and benefit on Jan. 17 at the Dolores River Brewery. River permit information will be available at 6 p.m. Music will begin at 8 p.m. Cover is $5 and proceeds go to efforts for the Dolores river. For more information, call 560-5486 or email

Saturday, Jan. 18

Yoga for athletes workshop at Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 30 W. Main St. in Cortez on Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn to use yoga to enhance your performance while soothing aches and pains. All levels welcome, no yoga experience necessary. Cost is $20. Call 739-0547 for more information.

Join San Jaun Mountains Association (SJMA) for a family exploration on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon for some fun outside at Boggy Draw in Dolores. For ages 4 and up, accompanied by an adult. Snowshoes for children are provided. Snowshoes for adults can be provided if registered by Jan. 16. To sign up contact Gabi at 759-1170 or email Program provided by SJMA, San Juan National Forest and BLM Tres Rios Field Office.

Monday, Jan. 20

The Dolores River Anglers invite the public to attend their general membership meeting down stairs at Fiesta Mexicana on Jan. 20. Meet and greet at 6 p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m. Fly fishing guides from the San Juan River in NM, the Animas River, the San Miguel River and the Dolores River will demonstrate tying their favorite flies for those rivers. For more information, call 560-4956 or 759-3020.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

The Dolores River Anglers invite the public to an evening of fly fishing videos and film shorts at the SW Memorial Hospital Annex at 20 S. Market in Cortez on Jan. 21. Doors open at 6 p.m. For information, call 759-0175.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

The Dolores Chamber's monthly membership meeting will be Wed. Jan. 22 at noon at the Hollywood. Call 882-4018 for more information. Everyone is invited.

Thursday, Jan. 23

The Montezuma County Historical Society will sponsor a History Symposium about the Rio Grande Southern Railroad, on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in Hampton Hall of the First United Methodist Church at 515 N. Park St. The presentation given by Mr. Lew Matis is titled Four Summits, Five Counties, Six Rivers. There is no charge and the public is invited.

The Dolores Chamber's Business after Hours will be Thursday Jan. 23 at the Dolores Public Library from 5 to 7 p.m. Get involved in Dolores in a more meaningful way through networking with some great food and refreshments. Call 882-4018 for more information.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 30 W. Main Cortez, will have a Free Yoga for beginners Class on Jan. 26 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Class lead by certified yoga teacher, Sharon Englehart. For more information, visit

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance will be playing three films for Sunday matinee at Empire Electric from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 26. Pathway to the gods plays at 1:15 p.m.; NEMO, 1934 plays at 2:35 p.m. and Death Of Place plays at 3:35 p.m. Read full film descriptions at on the Jan. 4 newsletter.

Through January

The Dolores River Anglers will offer fly tying lessons to the public from 7 to 9 p.m. at the SW Memorial Hospital Annex located at 20 S. Market in Cortez on Jan. 13, Jan. 28, Feb. 3, and Feb. 10. For more information, call 759-0175.

Saturday, Feb. 1

The Cortez Cultural Center's annual Sweetheart Ball fundraiser will be held Feb. 1 at the Cortez Elks. This year's theme is "Abracadabra Sweetheart Ball" featuring dinner, auction, magic entertainment and dancing. Donations for the auction are being accepted Jan. 7 - 29 and can be taken to the center at 25 N. Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gift certificates faxed to 565-4075. For more information, call 565-1151.

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 or their facebook page TheJordanWorldCircus.

Friday, Feb. 7

The Montezuma School to Farm Project is hosting a Talent Show at the Dolores River Brewery, 100 S. 4th St. in Dolores on Feb. 7! Family contest from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Cake Walk at 7 p.m., and adult contest from 8 to 10 p.m. Prizes will be awarded, and a karaoke machine will be available. Email or call 303-918-3538 to enter. All proceeds will go to support school gardens in Montezuma County. $5 suggested donation at the door.

Sunday, Feb. 16

The Anasazi Heritage Center presents David Mattson, of Yale University, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. for his presentation "Lions in Your Back Yard." Free to the public. Contact the Center at 882-5600 for information on upcoming events or go to their website at

Through February

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 to register.

First Tuesday

Dolores Mountain Quilters meet 10 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. February meeting will include new squares for veteran's quilts. Instructor is Regina. Bring sewing machine and neutral thread. More information is available at or by calling Judith Swain 560-4426.

First Thursday

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 or call 570-9372.

Second Wednesday

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

Second Thursday

Republican Women of Montezuma County invite the public to meet at noon every second Thursday at Shiloh'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.

Third Thursday

Dolores secondary PTO meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:45 p.m. in Mr. Thurston's office. For more information, email Heather Alvarez at or call Tif at 903-8752.

First and Third Thursday's

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. Call 565-1151 for details.

Fourth Thursday

A new Republican woman's club has been formed locally called 4 Corners Republican Women's Club. Regular meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elk's Lodge. For more information, please call 565-2197.

Every Tuesday

The Dolores Public Library will answer technology/software questions about Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. free from 2 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 882-4127.