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Tribute to Heroes: “Celebrating America,” 6 p.m. at Lewis-Arriola Community Center. Chuckwagon Dinner by Seas’nings, featuring The Bar-D-Wranglers and speaker Andy Carter, an Air Force Veteran of Desert Storm. Reservations required: 560-0395. Tickets at Cortez Flooring, 1211 E. Main, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Cost $25. Cutoff date April 25. Complimentary admission for veterans and first-timers. “A Christian Women’s Celebration Event.”
SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents the famous Golden Dragon Acrobats at 7 p.m. at the Cortez Middle School Auditorium. This 26-member company of Chinese acrobats perform astounding acrobatics and traditional dance. Tickets at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. Information: Lindsay Havran at 565-7676 or Paul Bostrom at 565-9127.
Christian Motorcyclist Association’s Run for the Son ride. Open to all motorcycle riders. Staging at the Maverick on N. Broadway in Cortez, at 9 a.m.; ride at 9:30 a.m. to Moab. Benefits go to Christian Outreach. Call Steve Reed at 565-7233.
A Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Parque de Vida pavilion, noon to 6 p.m., 425 Roger Smith Ave., Cortez. Mexican food, a salsa and chile contest, Mexican music, piñatas and more. Hosted by Vida en Victoria and The Cortez Cultural Center.
The Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St., holds a “Fancy Nancy and Dapper Dan” party from 10-11 a.m. for ages 3-7. There will be crafts, fancy tea and a dainty snack, and dress-up time. Free. To sign up, call MPL at 533-7600
A Green Spring Fling, in honor of Earth Day, will feature the bands Big Money and the Corporate Citizens, The Porch Lights, and Little Brother. The free event will be held from 3- 7 p.m. on the plaza behind Stonefish Sushi and Sol Pizzeria. There will be additional green activities, speakers and events for the kids. Sponsored by Southwest Colorado Greens. Info: 739-1346.
A free brunch will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farm Bistro. Come enjoy a meal with your neighbors and meet new people in your community. To volunteer or donate food, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-565-9808.
The Mancos Valley Chorus’ Spring 2014 Concert, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” with songs from “The Lion King,” and lead song “Seasons of Love,” from the show “Rent.” Free. Refreshments. May 4 at 3:30 p.m., Mancos United Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave. May 6, 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St., Cortez. May 7, 7 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Rd., Durango. May 9, 7 p.m. Mancos United Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave. Information: 970-946-1267.
The Montelores Early Childhood Council will hold its next monthly luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m., in downstairs meeting room 110, in the Johnson Building, 525 S. Broadway, in Cortez. The public is invited, especially parents. Lunch provided; please RSVP to Vangi McCoy, 970-749-7017.
Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen invites the public to a brats and hot dogs barbecue at 5:45 p.m. at Hobo’s Hideout Bed, Breakfast and Barn in Mancos (Hwy 184 to 12744 Rd 38). At 6:30 p.m. Dimitri Schlotter will talk about horse trailer safety and tips. Guests welcome. Information: Susa, 928-600-2993.
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s director of archaeology, Susan Ryan, speaks at next meeting of the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society. At 7 p.m., at First Methodist Church, 515 N. Park, Cortez. Ryan’s talk is titled, “New Approaches to Architectural Analyses: Ancestral Pueblo Kiva Production in the Northern Southwest.”
Relay for Life Team Captains Meeting at Southwest Physicians Building, 20 S. Market, Cortez, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by American Cancer Society, Cortez chapter. Contact Jessica Blais at Jessica.email@example.com.
Local candidates on the “Hot Seat.” Bring your questions to the next Meeting of Republican Women of Montezuma County at noon at Shiloh’s. A drawing for the recently held Gun-Raffle. (Tickets at the Home & Garden show and at the meeting). Call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.
12th Annual Four Corners Walking Together for Healthier Nations. Registration 6 a.m.; start 7 a.m. Walk 3 miles, get a free T-shirt. Start at one of following three points and walk to the Four Corners Monument. Information: Brian Sandoval, (505) 368-6300 at Ute Mountain Visitor Center; Regina Blueeyes, (928) 656-5388 at Four Corners Regional Health Center; Calandra Hollie, (928) 656-5329 at Montezuma Creek.
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. See animals and get advice on care. Multiple breeds; goats, equipment may be for sale. Call Jeanette at 565-9065 and leave a message.
Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen sponsors a Poker Ride at Sage Hen Day Use Area (U.S. 184). Start selling hands, 8 a.m.; riders on trail, 10 a.m.; first hand, $20; additional hands, $5. Prizes for 5 highest hands. Lunch available. Call 970-570-5036 or go to mesaverdehorsemen.com.
Summit Ridge Women’s Club’s annual yard sale, bake sale, original art and photography sale 8 a.m. to noon, Summit Lake Community Church, 36501 Hwy. 184, Mancos. Proceeds benefit scholarships for local youth, Thanksgiving and Christmas donations.
A nondenominational Animal Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church in the. courtyard (weather permitting) and will include a time of remembrance. To have your animal companion’s name recorded in the bulletin, call 565-7865.
Reception for “Beyond the Pavement” art show (R. Lillian Siefer) from 4-6 p.m. at Olio 114 West Grand Ave in Mancos.
Live swing, blues and more with WE-4 at Mr. Happy’s in downtown Cortez, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
A May Day Festival will be held at the Mt. Lookout Grange in Mancos at 2 p.m. It will be celebration of spring with facepainting, crafts and a maypole walk.
The Dolores River Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited hosts its 5th Annual Spring Fling cookout and fly-casting clinic at 6 p.m. at Denny Lake Park. Free hot dogs and hamburgers; bring side dishes and drinks. Call Brad Waltman at (970) 759-0175 or Marc Meyer at (970) 560-4956.
Biker pot-luck dinner, 6 p.m., the Calvin Denton Room, Empire Electric, 801 N. Broadway, Cortez. No registration required. Call Sharon, 970-570-1630.
Hospice of Montezuma 13th Annual Golf Tournament, Conquistador Golf Course, Cortez, Colo., 18-hole scramble, 5-person teams (must have one lady). Entry fee $40 per player (green fees and cart extra.) Registration at 11 a.m. Call Hospice at 970-565-4400.
The Colorado Small Hydro Association is hosting an agricultural hydropower workshop from 6:30-9 p.m. at Nobel Hall on the Fort Lewis College Campus.
Four Corners 9/12 will be hosting question and answer session with County Sheriff Candidates Dennis Spruell and Steve Nowlin. The group will also host David Cox, a candidate for the congressional seat held by Scott Tipton. The meeting will be held in the Cortez Elks Lodge at 7 p.m. .
“Fizz! Boom! Read!” is the theme of Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for preschool-age children. Older children may join the craft at 11:15 a.m. “Dragons” is May 1; “Birds” (featuring “Grumpy Bird”) on May 8; “National Smile Month” on May 15; “Water a Flower Day” on May 22; and “Rodeo Days” on May 29. On May 29, Storytime starts at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo Committee, featuring stories, songs, crafts, roping, a photo op and more. Call the library at 970-565-8117.
Southwest Center for Independence Second Chance Brain Injury group meetings at noon at the Cortez office, 2409 E. Empire. Call Matthew at 570-8001.
Cortez Emblem Club No. 261 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday (except in January and February). Call 565-2197.
American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Call 565-8151.
Dolores Mountain Quilters meets 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave, Dolores. The May meeting will include a workshop for the Quilt Show, bring your sewing machine and possibles. Guests and visitors welcome. Information: Visit doloresmountainquilters.org or call Judith Swain at 970-560-4426.
Diabetes support group meets from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Diabetes Education Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Learn how to manage diabetes; share share ideas with others. Sessions are free and open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Call Michael Dohn, 564-2352, for details.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets at noon at Shiloh’s Steakhouse. Email Nicci Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-9372.
Bariatric surgery weight-loss support group meets from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Kiva room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Share ideas and exchange information with others who have had weight loss surgery. Free. Call dietitian Laura White, at 564-2276.
The First Thursday Art Walk, downtown Telluride at 5-8 p.m. Listen to Open Art Radio on KOTO noon to 1 p.m. on first Thursdays for interviews with artists. Maps available at participating venues and at the Telluride Arts offices in the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery at 283 S. Fir St. Information: tellurideinside.com.
First Friday Leadership at First National Bank in Cortez, 8 to 9 a.m. Free. Coffee and doughnuts at 7:45 a.m. Call Dena, 565-3414.
First and Third Thursdays
Learn signs and nursery rhymes at the Mancos Public Library at 10 a.m. All ages welcome. Call 970-403-9237.
The Mancos Community Dinners each month at Mt. Lookout Grange in Mancos (680 Grand Ave). Pay-what-you-can dinner, bring a dish if you want. For information, to help out, or to make donations call Gretchen at 509-830-4380.
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours at various locations from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 565-3414.
Republican Women of Montezuma County invite the public to meet at noon at Shiloh’s Steakhouse at 5 Veach St., Cortez. Call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.
A free legal self-help clinic for Montezuma County parties without an attorney are 2-5 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.
Christian Motorcycle Association, CMA – Cortez Chapter holds its 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Beny’s restaurant in Cortez. Call Chapter President Steve Reed at 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.
Literary Explorations with Jennifer Hope won’t meet in April. The next meeting will be May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Cortez Cultural Center.
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon is held at noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Call 565-3414.
Dolores secondary PTO meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:45 p.m. in Mr. Thurston’s office. Email Heather Alvarez at halvarez email@example.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. upstairs at the Cortez Cultural Center. Potential volunteers welcome. Call 565-1151.
4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elk’s Lodge. Information: 565-2197.
Yoga Benefit for the Grange, Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 W. Grand, Mancos. Donation only. Bring towel or mat and water. Refrain from eating an hour before.
First United Methodist Church has a Native American Worship Service at 2 p.m. Information: 565-3002.
Southwest Singers for fall-season rehearsals. Public invited. Practice at 6:30 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Cortez. Information: director Ruth Wilson Francisco at 872-3870.
The Montezuma Agility Dog Club’s Basic Obedience classes for dogs 5 1/2 months and older. Classes are Tuesdays at 7 p.m., last one hour, and begin on April 29 and continue for six weeks. Class size is limited. Registration is first-come, first-served. Information: 970-882-5404.
The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets at noon at Shiloh’s. Information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dolores Public Library answers technology/software questions about Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. free at 2-5 p.m. Information: 882-4127.
The Mancos Public Library, offers Little People Storytime on Tuesday’s at 10:30 a.m. The program is geared toward children ages 2- 6, but all ages are welcome. Information: 533-7600.
Free medical care, Tuesday 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.
The Way Christian Church Bible Studies class at 6 p.m.
Wednesday Morning Yoga will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Kaleidoscope, 233 Park St. in Mancos.
Every Monday and Wednesday
Freestyle Defensive Arts is 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, held 4-5 p.m. every Wednesday. Information: 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 at 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mancos Community Center. Ages 5 to 10 at 5:30-6 p.m. for $5 per class. Ages 11 and older at 6-8 p.m., for $10 per class. Call Victor Pilcher at 533-7471.
Raising Readers Storytime offers songs, stories, crafts and silliness, using the Early Childhood Literacy Initiative program at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. For preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Older children may attend the craft at 11:15 a.m.
Free Community Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Cortez Family Worship Center Foursquare Church, 500 N. Washington. Donation appreciated. Call 565-3709.
The Mancos Grange’s Spanish classes for all levels at 5:30-7 p.m. at 680 W. Grand Ave. Call Jason at 417-437-1747. A $5 donation is suggested.
The Mancos Valley Historical Society holds meetings at 10 am. at the Mancos Episcopal Church, 479 Bauer St.
The Mancos Indoor Flea Market is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.
At 10 a.m., the Tree of Life In Jesus Messianic Community (Etz-Chayim B’Yeshua), holds services at 1509 Highway 145. Call 970-562-4217 or email email@example.com.