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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!
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.
Saturday, Feb. 1
Join San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon for a fun and educational snowshoe walk to Chris Park. Search for signs of life in the winter stillness. Look closely, and you will realize that life lives on in the cold and snow of winter. For ages 4 and up, accompanied by an adult. Snowshoes for children are provided. Snowshoes for adults can be provided if you register by Jan. 29. Contact MK to sign up at MK@sjma.org or 970-759-9113. Program provided by SJMA, San Juan National Forest and BLM Tres Rios Field Office.
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 its 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. 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
Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen invite the public to their monthly meeting on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at Empire Electric in the Calvin Denton Rm, 801 N. Broadway (Hwy 491), Cortez. Betty Schneider will discuss first aid in the back country. Snacks and "meet and greet" start at 6:15 p.m. Call Susa for more information at 928-600-2993 or email email@example.com
Friday, Feb. 7
The 28th Annual Chocolate Fantasia, a fundraiser benefiting the Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse and the Durango Community Shelter, will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds (2500 Main Avenue), from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Chocolat De Paris." Tickets are available throughout the Durango community as well as at the door. For more information, call Volunteers of America at 259-1021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-918-3538 to enter. All proceeds will go to school gardens in Montezuma County. $5 suggested donation at the door.
Saturday, Feb. 8
Mancos Valley Distillery presents Big Money and the Corporate Citizens on Feb. 8. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 13
A Free legal self-help clinic for Montezuma County parties without an attorney will be held Feb. 13 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.
Saturday, Feb. 15
The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County will hold a breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. on Feb. 15 at the Ponderosa in Dolores. Mike Preston, General Manager of the Dolores Water Conservancy District will discuss "Snowpack's, kayaks, water taps and seepage facts" For more information, call 564-0708.
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 visit www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ahc.html
The PAAC Class Colorado Archaeology 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.
Monday, March 3
SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents award winning concert pianist Charlie Albright at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. Charlie has been hailed as being "among the most gifted musicians of his generation" by the Washington Post. Tickets will be on sale at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Joyce Stevenson at 565-4757 or Paul Bostrom at 565-9127.
Sunday, March 9
Little League Baseball is now open for registration. Super Saturday registration will take place at the Cortez Recreation Center on Feb. 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or at Hibbett Sports on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Baseball is open for ages 4 to 15 as of April 30. Cost varies from $55 to $105 according to age. To save money, register by Feb. 15, registration closes March 9. Registration forms can be downloaded from cortezlittleleague.com or picked up at the Rec Center, Hibbets or the Super Saturday events. For more information, call 560-3029 or email email@example.com
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.
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.
First and Third Thursdays
Learn signs, nursery rhymes and have lots of fun the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the Mancos Public Library at 10 a.m. All ages are welcome. Call 970-403-9237 for more information.
Mancos Community Dinners will be the Second Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave,. This is a pay -what-you-can event. All ages are welcome. Main dishes will be provided. Participants 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, Feb. 11 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.
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.
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. 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, please call 565-2197.