Community Calendar

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June 12

The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Pine River Senior Center 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.

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

June 13

Girl Scout Bronze Award Event, 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m., Cortez City Park, meet at the stage. Girl Scouts will do a skit to highlight the signs of child abuse. Donation: $3 a plate for hot dogs, chips and beverages. Bring a chair or blanket

Mancos Valley Distillery Presents The Dave Duncan Band, playing electric Blues June 13th, 8 p.m., $5 cover. Information: Call Ian at 970-946-0229.

June 14

Free tours of about 20 local artist's studios will be held 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. for The Great Mancos Roundup. Start at the Mancos Visitor's Center at 101 E. Bauer where maps are available.

A Butterfly and Insect Walk at the Mancos State Park will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Meet at the Quarry Trailhead.

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.

Free Wildflower Walks, Carpenter Natural Area (west entrance at Lebanon Road), 9 a.m. Also June 23, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13. Sponsored by Cortez Parks and Recreation Department and the San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society.

June 16

Four Corners 9/12 group meets 7 p.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge This months meeting will be open candidate forum for County Commission. Candidates will be James Lambert and Jim Candelaria.

June 19

Learn about beekeeping and beehives at the Mancos Public Library at 6 p.m. This program will explore the current plight of bees and showcase the new colony of bees at the library.

There will be an open house of the Mancos Times Building to showcase the restoration efforts. Tours will run from the Mancos Community Center 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

June 21

Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters TV Show autograph signing at Jfargo's 1209 E. Main St., Cortez, 7 to 10 p.m. Meet our local Bounty Hunters Clint and Dayson. Call 970-564-0242.

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 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 25

The Southwest Center's Nuu-ci Tuvu-pu (Ute Mtn Lands) Vallecito Potluck Picnic is noon -3 p.m. at the North end of Vallecito Reservoir. Bring your favorite dish to share; we provide BBQ, drinks and table service. Information: Ellinda at 403-1463.

June 26

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.

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 Thursday

Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets at noon at Shiloh's Steakhouse. Email Nicci Crowley at or call 570-9372.

Second Thursday

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 by computer link. First-come, first-served.

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.

Fourth Thursday

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

Last Saturday

Yoga Benefit for the Grange, Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 W. Grand, Mancos, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Chai served after.

Every Tuesday

The Dolores Public Library answers technology/software questions about Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. free at 2-5 p.m. Information: 882-4127.