Community Calendar

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Wednesday, July 2

The Chimney Choir performs at 7 p.m. the Dolores River Brewery, 100 N. 4th St., Dolores, Colo. Call (970) 882-4677 for more information.

Thursday, July 4

The Cortez Burst Triathlon will take starts at 7 a.m. in City Park; and the kids' race, at 8:30 a.m. Information: Sensa Wolcott at (970)903-9882 or at www.corteztri.com

The Mancos fire district will be putting on the annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Boyle Park at dusk.

Saturday, July 5

For Pets' Sake Humane Society seeks help for its Pennies For Pets fundraiser at the Cortez Farmers Market in the Montezuma County Courthouse parking lot, 109 W. Main Street. All donations assist cats and dogs of Montezuma and Dolores counties. Information: For Pets' Sake. 565-PETS (7387).

Sunday, July 6

The Cortez Community Meal is 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.

Monday, July 7

Sky Vision Art & Music camp at the Towaoc Community Center continues through July 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Camp is open and free for ages 8-18 years old. A lunch and snack will be provided. Please contact: Chris Morales 970-946-3024. May also register at the Towaoc Libray or at the first day of camp at the Towaoc Community Center.

Saturday, July 12

Montezuma Acoustic Trust at Mancos Valley Distillery. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music starts at 8 p.m. Glenn Smith on guitar, Hutchinson with vocals and banjo, Jack Tallmadge on stand-up bass. A live performance on KSJD on July 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 19

Watch "Open Sesame - The Story of Seeds," a new documentary about the importance of seeds, at 7 p.m. at Mt. Lookout Grange in Mancos (680 Grand Ave). Suggested donation of $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Call 509-830-4380.

Thursday, July 24

"Wildlife Conservation and Zooarchaeology," presented by Steve Wolverton at 7 p.m., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 23390 Road K, Cortez. It's part of the 2014 Four Corners Lecture Series. Admission is free. Call 970-564-4362.

Friday Aug. 8

The 38th Annual Escalante Days celebration in Dolores, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday. Information: 970-882-4018, or dolorechamber.com.

First Tuesday

Dolores Mountain Quilters meets at 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave, Dolores. The July meeting includes two demonstrations by Gail Braunn: easy half-square triangles,and disappearing 4 patch with variations. Information: doloresmountainquilters.org or Judith Swain at 970-560-4426.

First Thursday

The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 meets at 7 p.m. at the Post home in Mancos.

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 Tuesday

The Mancos Water Conservancy District board meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the district's office 42599 Road N, Mancos, For info: Gary Kennedy 533-7325.

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

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.

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 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.

Every Wednesday

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 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.