Community Calendar

People are encouraged to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to news@cortezjournal.com. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published.

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.

To vaccinate your child or not- that is the question. For answers come to a meeting of the Republican Women of Montezuma County at Shiloh’s. The meeting starts at noon. Call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.

Friday, March 14

Four Corners Dancers invite you to our Four Corners Fling. We will be Round and Square Dancing on the 14th and 15th at the Cortez Middle School gym. Spectators can watch for free. They will dance to Caller, Greg Tillery from Albuquerque. Round dancers will be having Pat and Wanda McBride doing the cueing from Grand Junction. Call Don and Judy Morris at 970-565-9836 or Ronnie and Vonnie Robinson at 970-749-9682.

Hope Taylor will be presenting “Hope for America – Our Nation’s Future” on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mesa/Canyon rooms at the Cortez Rec Center. You are welcome to visit ILE-dc.org. They will collect a Free-Will offering. This is sponsored by the Colorado Coalition for Regional Transformation and Community of Believers. For more information call Gregg at 739-3323, Elaine at 739-9785 or Zandra at 739-0920.

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.

Saturday, March 15

Get your fix of country music. Dance with “Country Fix” at The American Legion, 320 N. Harrison, Cortez, at 7 p.m. Cover charge: $5.

A Tarot Wisdom Retreat: Diving Your Life’s Purpose will be March 15. Prior Tarot experience is not necessary to benefit from this special day. Pre-registration required, to reserve your space call 570-9323 or email insight@juliahesse.com. $50 for the day or Special Offer: $25 for those under 21 years old.

Sunday, March 16

Literary Explorations with Jennifer Hope will be March 16 at the Cortez Cultural Center. An Ongoing discussion group, 3rd Sunday of the month, exploring all kinds of writings, both fiction and non-fiction, Free, donations welcome. For more information call 565-1151.

Monday, March 17

The Mancos Seed Library workshop: “The Abundance of Seeds: Basics of Seed Saving,” 6-8 p.m. at the Mt. Lookout Grange at 680 Grand Avenue in Mancos.

The public is invited on March 17 at 7 p.m. to the Cortez Elks Lodge to join Four Corners 9/12 and Jeff Wright to discuss a new book, “Citizens Last Stand: Are you Ready?” They will offer a handbook that covers Education, Economics, Restoration of the Republic, Constitutional Sheriffs, State Powers and Nullification. For more information call 882-2360.

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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 20

Acoustic blues and swing by Roscoe (Herb Folsom and Tony Littlejohn) at Kennebec Cafe in Hesperus, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Original and traditional tunes.

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 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.

The Cortez Farmers Market invites all to its annual spring meeting at the Calvin Denton Room, Empire Electric Association, 801 N Broadway, 9:30 a.m. till noon. Topics include a financial report, market manager’s report, a review of the 2013 season and of the rules and regulations, and instructions for vendor applications. Call (970)565-3123 or contact Theresa at theresaincortez@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 23

The Mancos Seed Library Seed Swap at 4 p.m. at the Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Avenue in Mancos, with a potluck and raffle to follow. Free and open to the public. Information: Gretchen at CHOmontezuma@gmail.com, or 509-830-4380.

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.

Wednesday, March 26

Diane Cherbak will be at the Cortez Cultural Center on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Bird’s Eye View Sneak Peak at the 10th annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival. Free to members, $5 others. For more information call 565-1151.

Thursday, March 27

“Is there pure evil?” will be the topic 6:30 at St. Barnabas Church (corner of North and Elm). Wine and cheese will be served. Call 565-7865 for information.

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 Emily@conservationco.org or Anne at annebeach@cortezculturalcenter.org. 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.

Through March

The Mancos Seed Library will be hosting three seed workshops and a seed exchange in March with “The intelligence of Seeds: Reproductive Biology” on March 10 and “The Abundance of Seeds: Basics of Seed Saving” on March 17. All workshops will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mt. Lookout Grange at 680 Grand Avenue. The Seed Swap will be March 23 at 4 p.m. with a potluck and raffle to follow. For more information and to register for the workshops call 509-830-4380 or email CHOmontezuma@gmail.com.

“Let’s Celebrate!” is the March theme of Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library. Storytime is held 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 565-8117.

Every Thursday Night until March 20 The Cortez Family Worship Center Foursquare Church, 500 N. Washington, will be offering a free meal at 6 p.m. followed by an archeological documentary at 7 p.m. Call 749-9774 for more information.

The Cortez Public Library will offer computer classes in March: On March 13 at 1 p.m. there will be a beginning computer class, on searching the Internet. On March 14 at 1 p.m. staff from the Workforce Center will be holding a class on finding a job. On March 27 at 1 p.m. there will be a class on Google Apps. All classes must be signed up for ahead of time by stopping by or calling the library at 565-8117.

In the Gallery at the Cortez Cultural Center through March: Ann Gray with the Southwest Artists League will show her Oil Painting. MCHS Schools from March 1 to 14, Opening Reception will be March 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., Mancos Schools, from March 15 to 31, Opening Reception will be March 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Drop off your working condition garden tools to support the Cortez Middle School Garden and the Montezuma School to Farm Project! Donation centers include Cliffrose Nursery in Cortez, the P&D Grocery in Mancos, and the Dolores Food Market in Dolores. Donate at the P&D or at Cliffrose and receive a special discount!

Saturday, April 12

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society will host a Low-Cost Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic from 9 a.m. until noon at the IFA Country Store, 10501 Highway 491 in Cortez. Dog and cat vaccine include rabies, distemper (dogs), leukemia (cats), and more for $41; or $15 for rabies only. Packages without rabies are just $32. A portion of each package purchased will be donated to For Pets’ Sake. Call the Humane Society at 565-PETS (7387).

Through April

In the Gallery at the Cortez Cultural Center through April: Addie Dodson’s Easter collection and a vintage tie collection, owned by Laura McHenry. The library’s at 202 N. Park St., Cortez; call 970-565-8117.

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 Monday

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.

The Cortez Emblem Club No. 261 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month (except January and February). For more information, call 565-2197.

First Tuesday

American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. For more information, call the Legion at 565-8151.

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 doloresmountainquilters.org or by calling Judith Swain 560-4426

First Wednesday

At noon the first Wednesday of each month, the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its business lunch forum. For more information and locations, call 565-3414.

First Thursday

Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets at noon the first Thursday of every month at Shiloh’s Steakhouse. For more information, please email Nicci Crowley, secretary, at nicci.crowley@gmail.com 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 www.tellurideinside.com.

First Friday

First Friday Leadership is the first Friday of every month at First National Bank in Cortez from 8 to 9 a.m. Join the free event at 7:45 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts. For more information, call Dena at 565-3414.

First and Third Thursdays

Learn signs and nursery rhymes the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Mancos Public Library at 10 a.m. All ages are welcome. Call 970-403-9237 for more info.

Second Sunday

The Mancos Community Dinners are held the Second Sunday of each month at Mt. Lookout Grange in Mancos (680 Grand Ave). Pay-what-you-can for dinner, bring a dish if you want. For more information, to help out, or make donations call Gretchen at 509-830-4380.

Second Tuesday

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.

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 taachinii@yahoo.com.

Second Thursday

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 Shiloh’s Steakhouse at 5 Veach St., in Cortez. For more 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 Sunday

Jennifer Hope will host Literary Explorations, a free ongoing discussion group exploring all kinds of writings, both fiction and nonfiction, upstairs at the Cortez Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. every third Sunday of the month.

Third Wednesday

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will be held at noon the third Wednesday of the month at Shiloh Steakhouse. For more information, please call 565-3414.

Third Thursday

Dolores secondary PTO meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:45 p.m. in Mr. Thurston’s office. For additional information, email Heather Alvarez at halvarez0722@gmail.com 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.

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.

Last Saturday

Last Saturday of each month Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 W. Grand, Mancos. will have a Yoga Benefit for the Grange, donation only. Bring towel or mat and water. Refrain from eating an hour before.

Every Sunday

First United Methodist Church has a Native American Worship Service at 2 p.m. every Sunday. For more information call 565-3002.

Every Monday

The public is invited to join the Southwest Singers for rehearsals for the fall season. The choir practices at 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings at First United Methodist Church in Cortez. For more information, call Director Ruth Wilson Francisco at 872-3870.

Every Tuesday

The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets at noon each Tuesday at Shiloh’s. For more information, email sue@simmonssecondchanceranch.com.

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, please call 882-4127.

The Mancos Public Library, offers Little People Storytime on Tuesday’s at 10:30 a.m. The program is geared towards children ages 2 – 6 but all ages are welcome. For more information call 533-7600.

FREE MEDICAL CARE, TUESDAYS from 1 to 1:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St, Cortez. Call 565-4436 to schedule or show up. Limited primary and pediatric care.

Every Wednesday

The Way Christian Church has a Bible Studies class every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday Morning Yoga will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Kaleidoscope, 233 Park St. in Mancos.

Wednesday community drum circle will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Kaleidoscope, 233 Park St. Mancos. Bring your drum (and an extra to share) and a folding chair to sit in.

Every Monday and Wednesday

Freestyle Defensive Arts is held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Community Center in Mancos. Kids Freestyle Defensive Arts class, for ages 8 to 15, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. Information: Call instructor Brian Williams at 903-5576.

Mancos Yoga/Meditation Monday and Wednesday’s 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (except first Monday of the month) Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 W. Grand, Mancos. Bring towel or mat and water. Refrain from eating an hour before.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Karate “Ryukoku Seidokan” is held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Community Center in Mancos. Ages 5 to 10 is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and costs $5 each class. Ages 11 and older is from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $10 each class. For more information, call Victor Pilcher at 533-7471.

Zumba with Chanelle is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Kaleidoscope 233 Park Street Mancos.

Every Thursday

Every Thursday the Community Drum Circle will be held at Kaleidoscope Wellness in Mancos. For more information call 533-1100.

Free Community Dinner every Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Cortez Family Worship Center Foursquare Church, 500 N. Washington. Donation is always appreciated. Call 565-3709 for more information.

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.

Every Saturday at 6 p.m., the Tree of Life In Jesus Messianic Community (Etz-Chayim B’Yeshua) will begin a new Bible Study Series at Baptist Chapel, 1509 Hwy 145. For more information, call 970-562-4217 or email info@byeshua.org