Community Calendar

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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 info 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. 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

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

A workshop on healing herbs at Dolores Public Library on at 1 p.m. Remedies for common ailments. For information or to sign up for a free session, call 970-882-4127.

Through March

Drop off your working 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 discount!

Tuesday, April 1

The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society presents Fred Blackburn oat 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 Park Street, Cortez, to discuss his book Prayer Rock: In the Shadow of the Bear. He studied the area for 11 years.

Saturday, April 5

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance invites you to celebrate its First Birthday 3-6 p.m. at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 23390 Road K, Cortez. Included: "State of the Alliance," refreshments, a silent auction, a presentation on Miera y Pacheco: A Renaissance Spaniard in 18th Century New Mexico. Contact Kari Schleher at 505-269-4475.

April 9

Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group meets 5-6:30 p.m. at the SWMH Annex Building, 20 South Market St. in Cortez. Share ideas and information with others at free meeting. Information: dietitian Laura White, 564-2276.

April 11

San Juan Mountains Association and San Juan National Forest will plant Ponderosa pines with Dolores 4th- and 5th-graders. Adult volunteers needed in Haycamp Mesa. Kathe Hayes,, or 385-1310. Background check may be required.

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. Vaccines include rabies, distemper (dogs), leukemia (cats), and more for $41; $15 for rabies only. Packages without rabies are $32. Call 565-PETS (7387).

May 10

Fourth Annual Dairy Goat Information Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 23161 Road G.2 in Cortez. Presented by Four Corners Dairy Goat Breeders. Multiple breeds; goats, equipment may be for sale. Call Jeanette at 565-9065 and leave a message.

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 meets 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave, Dolores. The March meeting will be a presentation on creating landscapes by Karen Preston. Gests and visitors are welcome. Information: or Judith Swain, 970-560-4426.

Second Thursday

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 information, call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.

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.