Community Calendar

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June 4

Attorney Mike Green will be at the Cortez Senior Center, 107 N. Chestnut, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to assist with living wills. Free.

June 5

Montelores Baptist Church hosts “Ernie Couch and Revival” on Thursday, 7 p.m. at 18735 CR 23.5 off Hwy 184 across from Narraguinnep Reservoir. Free concert followed by a pie and ice cream social. Call 882-2418.

Meet and Greet your local, state and federal candidates at 7 p.m. at Holiday Inn Conference Center in Cortez. There will be free snacks and a cash bar. All are welcome.

June 6

Republican fundraiser: Join candidates for a golf tournament at the Conquistador Golf Course. Contact Jane Eaton at 565-0654 for more info. Funds assist Montezuma County Republican Central Committee.

Republican fundraising dinner at the Cortez Elks Club. Cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Dessert auction and silent auction. Tickets are $35/person for choice of steak or chicken. Call Danny Wilkin at 970-749-0273 for reservations. Funds assist Montezuma County Republican Central Committee.

June 6-7

Ute Mountain Rodeo Dance at 8 p.m., American Legion Post 75, 320 North Harrison, Cortez. Band: Vanishing Breed. Cost: $5 per person. Call 970-565-8151.

June 7

Kiwanis Youth Fishing Tournament at Groundhog Lake for youths 16 and under. No fee. For first 30 that register: Power bait, night crawlers, lake sinkers, hooks, and a nylon fishing stringer. Registration: 7:30 am to 9:30 am, weigh-in at 1:00 p.m. Prizes.

The Mildred Friendship Club community yard sale is 7 a.m. till noon at 25504 CR N.6 Loop, Mildred Estates. Proceeds go to a scholarship fund for area graduating seniors. Call Judy Morris, 989-565-9836.

June 9-12

Summer Volleyball Camp, by M-CHS, for girls and boys going in to grades 4-8, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Cortez Middle School. Cost: $80. Register June 5 at MCHS gy, 6:30-8 p.m. or at CMS. On June 9, enter at CMS gym door, east parking lot.

June 9-13

Vacation Bible School, Dolores Southern Baptist Church (Corner of 21st Street and Hwy 145), 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Call Beth at 970-570-9301 or Colleen at 882-7208.

Art Camp through June 13 for grades 3-5, 10 a.m.-2:30 p,m,, Mancos schools. Fee: $90 includes supplies; bring lunch, snack, water. Contact Kim Russell

Vacation Bible School at the Cortez Church of Christ, 631 E. Montezuma Ave., 9 a.m.-noon, ages 4 years to 5th grade. Register at under the VBS tab, the Cortez Church of Christ Facebook page or each day of VBS from 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. next to the church building. Call Diane at 882-3440 after 5 p.m.

June 11

Summer Reading Program’s Family Entertainment series’ Play-Ground Theatre at 2 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez, CO. Call 970-565-8117.

June 12

The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the PineRiverSeniorCenter in Bayfield. Guests are invited. John Owens will give a presentation on saddle construction. Information: or contact Pat Amthor, chapter president, at 970-382-0980 or

June 12-13

Southwest football camp is 9 a.m. to noon each day. Open to students in grades 2-8. Registration can be picked up at the Cortez Rec Center or Registration fee is $50 per person if paid by May 28; $60 if paid May 29 through June. Call Ray Weir at (970) 882-4269 through June.

At the Cortez Public Library: Photography by Marc Meyer and Chuck Haspels. All proceeds from photo sales benefit the library. Address: 202 N. Park St., Cortez.

The Dolores Mountain Quilters have a new display at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Call 970-565-8117.

June 14

Blues, swing, jazz and dancing with WE-3, featuring Tony Littlejohn, Herb Folsom, Cat Hill and special guest trumpeter Bob Newnan at 7-9 p.m. at the Cortez Cultural Center’s opening summer season of music, downtown Cortez.

The 4 Corners Beekeepers Association’s monthly meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Florida Baptist Church on U.S. 160 near Elmore’s. Guest speaker is from the local Master Gardeners Club. Everyone is invited.

June 21

Southwest Center for Independence yard sale fundraiser at 2409 E. Empire St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Clean, gently used donations are appreciated. Refreshments provided. To donate or volunteer, call 970-570-8001.

June 22

Trio Solisti Chamber Music Concert at the Wright Opera House in Ouray, 7:30 p.m. Called “the most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker, Trio Solisti has come to Ouray County for the past 11 years. Program includes Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor, Op. 50 and Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition. Tickets: adults $25, children $5, at or at the door. Call 970-626-2970.

June 23-27

Vacation Bible School at Lifeway Church, (corner of Empire and Colorado 145) 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. K-6 grades and new adult class. A meal will be served. Nursery provided. Call Lifeway between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Thursday, 565-9336 if you have questions.

June 24

CSU Extension and Southwestern Colorado Research Center offer a workshop titled: Enhancing Dryland Farming with the Integration of Forages & Grazing from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Board Room at 409 North Main, Dove Creek. Cost: $10 if you register by June 19, including lunch and handouts; $15 after June 19. Call Abdel Berrada 970-562-4255.

June 26

“Are There Individual Paths to Truth?” will be the topic of conversation at 6:30 p.m. for the next “How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe” conversation held at St. Barnabas Church (at North and Elm). Questions required. No answers promised. Call 565-7865.

First Monday

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.

First Tuesday

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 or call Judith Swain at 970-560-4426.

First Wednesday

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.

First Thursday

Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets at noon at Shiloh’s Steakhouse. Email Nicci Crowley at 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.

First Friday

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 Tuesdays

Mancos Masonic Lodge No. 100, 141 E. Montezuma Ave. meets at 7:30 p.m. A “7 Toast” dinner at the Lodge on Tuesday May 20. All Masons and Masonic Sojourners welcome. RSVP to Darrell Ellis at 970-533-7372 or

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.

Second Saturday

The Mancos Valley Historical Society holds meetings at 10 am. at the Mancos Episcopal Church, 479 Bauer St.

Second Sunday

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.

Second Thursday

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.

Third Saturday

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.

Third Sunday

Literary Explorations with Jennifer Hope meets at 6:30 p.m. at Cortez Cultural Center.

Third Wednesday

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon is held at noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. 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. Email Heather Alvarez at or call Tif at 903-8752.

Fourth Tuesday

4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elk’s Lodge. Information: 565-2197.

Last Tuesday

Loss & Grief Support Group, 5:15 p.m. Hospice of Montezuma, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Drop in – Discussion of any loss issue. Information: 565-4400.

Fourth Thursday

Monthly Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron’s monthly meeting, 6:30 pm, First Baptist Church of Mancos, 150 N. Walnut St.

Last Thursday

Suicide Support Group, 6:15 p.m. Hospice of Montezuma, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Information: 565-4400.

Last Saturday

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.

Every Sunday

First United Methodist Church has a Native American Worship Service at 2 p.m. Information: 565-3002.

Every Tuesday

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.

Every Wednesday

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 Thursday

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.

Every Friday

Friendship Social Group, 1 p.m. at Beny’s Diner, 640 S. Broadway, Cortez. For those who are looking for support with finding new friends and social activities after a loss, or need a break from the role of a caregiver. Sponsored by Hospice of Montezuma.

Every Saturday

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.