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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 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. Class lead by certified yoga teacher, Sharon Englehart. For more information visit www.heartandcoreyoga.com
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 www.swcocanyons.org on the Jan. 4 newsletter.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
The Dolores Rotary Club will sponsor a bingo night at the Dolores Community Center on Jan. 28 beginning with a light dinner of soup, rolls and dessert, for a $5 donation, starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by bingo at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Bridge Emergency Shelter. For more information call 799-7708 or 564-1241.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
William Hendrickson will discuss the history of oil and gas in Montezuma County on Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery at the Cortez Cultural Center. Free to members, $5 to others.
Friday, Jan. 31
The Montezuma Land Conservancy will be hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. There will be an award-winning selection of films that bring a human face to the environmental movement, beer and wine, and drawings. Support local land conservation in and around Montezuma County!
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 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.
Cortez Special Olympics will be hosting their second annual Music Festival on Feb. 1 at Blondies at 7 p.m. Three bands will be playing: They Guys, Beach Street Blues Band, and Redneck Symphony. No cover. Funds raised will be used to send athletes to State and Regional basketball tournaments. You can also donate by mailing a check to Marcy Aldaz, 13691 Rd. 28, Dolores, CO 81323. Make checks payable to Cortez Special Olympics. For more information, call 749-5096.
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 Montelores Early Childhood Council (MECC) will hold their next monthly luncheon meeting on Monday Feb. 3 at 11:45 a.m. at the Johnson Building, 525 S. Broadway, in the downstairs meeting room 110, Cortez, CO. Lunch will be provided, please RSVP to MECC's coordinator, Vangi McCoy, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, PO Box 1725, Cortez, CO 81321, phone 749-7017.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society is pleased to present Jonathan Till on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 Park Street in Cortez to discuss the Results of the Hovenweep Pottery Analysis Project, Year 2.
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 email@example.com or call 303-918-3538 to enter. All proceeds will go to 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 http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ahc.html.
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 Matthew at 570-8001.
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 doloresmountainquilters.org or by calling Judith Swain 560-4426.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets at noon the first Thursday of every month at Shiloh's Steakhouse. For more information, email Nicci Crowley, secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-9372.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tif at 903-8752.
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. Call 565-1151 for details.
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, call 565-2197.
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.