Community Calendar

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THURSDAY, MARCH 20

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

Friday, March 21

Looking for a job? The Colorado Workforce will present a free workshop open to the public at Dolores Public Library from 1-3 p.m. Topics covered will include finding and applying for a job as well as creating a resume. To sign up for this workshop and for information, call Dolores Public Library at 970-882-4127.

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 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. to 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.

Sale of used books, vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, video movies, jigsaw puzzles and games at 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church at the corner of North and Elm to benefit Grace's Soup Kitchen. Information: Judy Schuenemeyer at 565-7837 or judyswsc@q.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 23

Experiencing Easter Part II, "Disappointment, Repentance and Restoration," a graphic DVD presentation at the Anglican Church of St. Philip the Evangelist, begins at 9:45 a.m. Refreshments and encouraging discussion. Information: 565-1555 or 565-8665.

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.

Saturday, March 29

Stormys and ATC Gymnastics will host the Telluride Team for a free gymnastics demonstration at 11 a.m. at the Rec Center. All all welcome. Information: Rayna at 560-3916

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.

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 archaeological 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!

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 is 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 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 information.

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.

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, 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 more information, email Heather Alvarez at halvarez0722@gmail.com 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 first and third 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, call 882-4127.

The Mancos Public Library, offers Little People Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. The program is geared toward 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. For more information, call instructor Brian Williams at 903-5576.

Mancos Yoga/Meditation Monday and Wednesdays 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. All levels.

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.