Community Calendar

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Friday, Feb. 28

The 9th Annual Lewis Arriola Community Center "Warm Up" chili and cornbread supper will be Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at 21176 MC Road S. ( mile west of US 491). This is the primary fundraiser for the center. Funds raised help offset operating and maintenance expenses. There will be homemade chili and cornbread and an old-fashioned pie auction. Tickets available at the door for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20 or can be purchased in advance from Chan 882-7318 or Carol 882-7816.

Dr Robert: the Beatles Tribute Band comes to the Dolores Community Center on Feb. 28 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Admission is $10, with kids 12 and younger free. Dress to impress in retro and vintage '60s and '70s garb! All ages are welcome, bar for 21 years and older, food concession by The Pie Maker. This is a fundraiser for sound improvements for the Dolores Community Center. Call Heather at 739-4646 for more details.

Sherry Dyess, Montezuma County Treasurer, would like to remind property owners that Feb. 28 is the deadline to pay the first half of 2013 property taxes. If you have questions, call 565-7550. Postmarks through Feb. 28 will be accepted.

Through February

"A Literary February" is the February theme of Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library. Storytime is every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for preschool-aged children. Older children are welcome to join for the craft at 11:15 a.m. For more information, call the library at 565-8117.

The 20th Annual Pueblo to Pueblo Run-Bike Event will be held April 26 and is now open for registration. Register by visiting The center also seeks health-conscious organizations to sponsor the event. Call 565-1151 for more information.

Saturday, March. 1

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Spring Banquet on March 1 at Dolores Community Center with a cash bar at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. This year's theme is Mardi Gras. There will be music by the AfrobeatMinions and a silent auction to benefit the Dolores High School Scholarship fund. Tickets are $30 with a table of eight selling for $210 and are available at the Dolores Chamber and Visitors Center. Call 882-4018 for more information.

The public is invited to dance with "Country Fix" at The American Legion, 320 N Harrison, Cortez, on March 1 at 7 p.m. $5 cover charge.

The Jon Stickley Trio will be performing at the Dolores River Brewery on March 1 at 8 p.m. Free, 21 and older, show.

Tuesday, March 4

The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society is pleased to present Linda Honeycutt on March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 Park Street, in Cortez, to discuss Seven Basketmaker III Black-on-white Bowl Motifs. Contact Kari Schleher at 505-269-4475 with questions.

The Montezuma County Democrat Caucus for 2014 is being held on March 4 at Mesa Elementary School Cafeteria from 6 to 9 p.m. This will be for Precincts 1-10. Precinct 11 (Mancos) will have its caucus at the Mancos Public Library at the same time. Call Ric Plese at 739-4365 with any questions.

There will be a Mobile Blood Drive on March 4 at the Dolores High School Gym from 1 to 6 p.m. To donate, call 877-UBS-HERO to schedule an appointment, or go to For more information, call 888-804-9913, ext. 1000. Donors must have identification at time of donation.

Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen invite the public to their monthly meeting on March 4 at 7 p.m. at Empire Electric in the Calvin Denton Rm. 801 N. Broadway (Hwy 491), Cortez. Chris Bouton, recreation specialist from the San Juan National Forest, will talk about trails and projects scheduled for this summer. Snacks and social time start at 6:15 p.m. Guests welcome! For more information, call 928-600-2993.

Sunday, March 9

Little League Baseball is open for registration. Super Saturday registration will be 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. Registration closes March 9. Registration forms can be downloaded from or picked up at the Rec Center, Hibbets, or the Super Saturday event. For more information, call 560-3029 or email

Monday, March 10

The Four Corners Community Band will play a concert with the Newcomb, New Mexico High School Band, at the Phil Thomas Center for the Performing Arts, in Shiprock on March 10, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit or call 564-1245.

Wednesday, March 19

The Southwest Colorado Green Party will hold a quarterly meeting in the Wilson building, 16 W. Main Street Cortez, on March 19 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, March 22

There will be a benefit Chili dinner and silent auction for Amy Martin, a mother of three fighting stage two breast cancer, to help with medical bills on March 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lewis Arriola Community Center. Kids are $4 and adults are $10. To donate or for more information, call Heather Veach at 560-9316.

The Montezuma County Democrat Party is having their County Assembly on March 22 at 9 a.m. at the Mesa Elementary School Cafeteria. Contact Ric Plese at 739-4365 or Orly Lucero if you have any questions.

Monday, March 31

Cortez Cultural Center, in collaboration with Conservation Colorado, announces, "What does wilderness mean to you?" Youth Poetry Contest. Submission deadline is March 31. Email submissions to or Anne at Poetry reading and awards ceremony with Dave Mason will be April 18 at the Cortez Cultural Center. For submission guidelines or more information, call 565-1151.

First Tuesday

Dolores Mountain Quilters meet 10 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. 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 Shiloh's Steakhouse. For more information, email Nicci Crowley, secretary, at or call 570-9372.

The First Thursday Art Walk will be held in downtown Telluride from 5 to 8 p.m. Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12 to 1 p.m. on first Thursdays to hear interviews with the artists. Maps are available at participating venues and at the Telluride Arts offices located in the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery at 283 S. Fir St. For more information, visit

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

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 by 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 Tuesday

4 Corners Republican Women's Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elk's Lodge. For more information, 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.