Community Calendar

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Wednesday, June 18

Magic with Eli, at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., 2 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Golden Dreams through Onward! A Legacy Foundation. Call 970-565-8117.

Thursday, 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.

American Hitmen at Blondie’s in Cortez, 8 p.m., 18 plus. The Hitmen, composed of four Marines, were on “America’s Got Talent.” Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show. Info: 970-565-4015 and www.americanhitmen.com.

Computer Basics: Internet, 1:30-3:00 at the Mancos Public Library. Learn the Chrome browser and basic Google. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call 970/533-7600.

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.

Rosco, a local acoustic blues and swing duo, will be playing at the Mancos Farmer’s Market in Boyle Park, 4:30- 6 p.m.

Saturday, 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.

La Plata County Democrats’ annual Jefferson-Jackson (JJ) Dinner and Silent Auction, DoubleTree Hotel in Durango, at 5:30 p.m. Keynote speaker: former Sen. and author of the book “Durango,” Gary Hart. Reserve tickets at www.laplatadems.org or 970-764-4756. Hart will have a free talk and book-signing at the Rochester Hotel from 3-4 p.m.

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

Sunday, 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 www.ocpag.org or at the door. Call 970-626-2970.

Monday, June 23

At Blondies in Cortez, Hip hop with Ceschi, Moodie Black, and MC Evolution, 9 p.m., 18 plus. No cover. Ceschi is the founder of the record label Fake Four. Info: 970-739-4944 and www.fakefourinc.com.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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, & table service. Information: Ellinda at 403-1463.

Thursday, June 26

The Mancos Farmers market runs 4:30- 6 p.m. at Boyle Park.

“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.

Tuesday, july 1

Cortez Evening Market, 4-7 p.m. in City Park (next to the Visitor’s Center). Local food, art and music. Everyone is welcome. Call Gretchen for more info 509-830-4380.

Sunday, July 6

The Cortez Community Meal will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road in Cortez. Free for everyone. Information: Saskia at 565-9808 or e-mail saskiam@thebridgeshelter.org.

Friday Aug. 8

Escalante Days: Free Children’s Bicycle Rodeo after the Children’s Parade behind the Dolores Medical Center. Learn safety skills. Participants receive free helmets and chance to win a bike.

Saturday, Aug. 9

Escalante Days mountain bike race starts at 9:50 am at Fifth and Central in Dolores. Register at www.active.com by Aug. 6 ($35)or on race day ($45) at 8 a.m. at the Dolores Medical Office. Information: www.clubrunner.ca/dolores. Volunteers needed: Contact Laurel Rematore at Lrematore@sti.net or 970-529-4642. Proceeds benefit various Dolores Rotary projects.

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 doloresmountainquilters.org 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 montezumagop@gmail.com 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

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 dnrls@q.com.

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 Saturday meets at the Mancos Public Library at 10 a.m. For info Bob Huffman: 406-249-7733

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.

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.

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 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 halvarez0722@gmail.com 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, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Chai served after.

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.

The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets at noon at Shiloh’s. Information, email sue@simmonssecondchanceranch.com.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Free Community Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Cortez Family Worship Center Foursquare Church, 500 N. Washington. Donation appreciated. Call 565-3709.

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.

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 info@byeshua.org.