Community Calendar

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Saturday, March 8

Join Jude & the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project for FREE hands-on pruning workshops in the heritage orchards on March 8. Meet at Let It Grow, 90 North Mildred in Cortez at 1:30 p.m. to caravan, or call ahead for directions to the orchard. 565-3099. Dress for the weather, wear boots, gloves, and glasses. Bring water and snacks.

Hello Dollface will be at the Millwood Junction in Mancos on March 8, doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Southwest Sound, Millwood Junction or at the door. For more information visit Hello Dollface at the Millwood Junction on Facebook.

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. Call 560-3029 or email

At the Mt. Lookout Grange's community dinner on Sunday, March 9 at 5:30, Lu Nettleman of the Colorado Plateau Growers Association will be available to chat with folks about growing industrial hemp, or other topics of interest. Bring a dish, make a donation, or just come and dine with your neighbors.

Wednesday, March 12

The Montezuma Valley Farm Hub presents four in-depth classes featuring local experts & experienced farmers & ranchers. The first class in this series, Opportunities in Sheep & Goat Production, takes place March 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Let It Grow in Cortez, 90 North Mildred Road. Preregister at Let It Grow, cost is $15. 565-3099.

THURSDAY, March 13

Dolores High School 2014 Operation Graduation Committee will meet at 6:30 P.M. at the Dolores School Commons/Lunchroom. Parents are encouraged to attend. Operation Graduation is an all-night, drug- and alcohol-free party. Wendy Moore at 970-799-4815 or Michelle Whatcott at 970-759-3799.

Friday, March 14

Celebrating Women's History Month, HerStory - Midge Kirk and Terri Helm present Two Women from Rico, Lizzy Knight and Betty Pellet. on March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. A cash bar and appetizers will be offered before the program. For more information, contact the Cultural Center at 565-1151.

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 2 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 info 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. Please contact Ric Plese at 739-4365 or Orly Lucero if you have any questions.

Tuesday, March 25

Dolores Rotary Club and Operation Graduation 2014 plan an evening of Bingo at the Dolores Community Center. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with soup and dessert for $5. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Play 10 games of Bingo for $10. Benefits Operation Graduation lock-down party intended to keep seniors safe on graduation night. Call Wendy Moore at 799-4815.

Through April

Chris Vest exhibit will be April 1-18 at Cortez Cultural Center, opening reception April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. For 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

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

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.

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.

Every Saturday

The Mancos Indoor Flea Market is open 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.