Community Calendar

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Saturday, Aug. 16

Dirt Riot 4x4 Endurance Racing at BattleRock Offroad Park, 5740 County Road G. Gates open at 9 a.m. Full-day action, with food vendors. More than 40 competitors. Tickets: $15/adult; $5 ages 8-16; free for ages 7 and under.

School Supply Drive, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at First and Elm streets in Cortez. Needed supplies include dry erase markers, copy paper, notebook paper, 1-inch binders, construction paper, No. 2 pencils, erasers, spiral notebooks, composition books, glue, pocket folders Scotch tape and Kleenex. Contact Judy Schuenemeyer at judyswsc@q.com or 565-7837.

Southwest Colorado Livestock Association Summer BBQ and Dance, Saturday, Aug. 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center. Dance to Vanishing Breed starting at 8 p.m. The cost for the barbecue and dance is $10 a person, children under 17 get in for free. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 565-1972.

The Durango Nature Center plans a workshop on animal signs from 10:30 am to 12:30 p.m., with instructor John Duwe. Free free entry to the Nature Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, free for members. Stay after for a picnic and to explore the Nature Center.

Sunday, Aug. 17

All Terrain Hero Race.Run.Walk at BattleRock Offroad Park, 5740 County Road G, Registration online at www.allterrainhero.com or 6:30-7:10 a.m. day of the race. First flight for timed racers at 7:15 a.m. All funds from the All Terrain Hero raise money for The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. The run is 4.5 miles on rough terrain, with altitude changes. Information: shelley@werocklive.com.

Monday, Aug. 18

Four Corners Nine Twelve group meeting 7 p.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Public is invited. Agenda will focus on hearing from candidates for County Commissioner, Mr. Lambert, GOP and Mr. Utrep, Independent.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

“What is God?” will be the topic on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 for the “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 (corner of North and Elm). Call 565-7865.

Thursday, Aug. 21

Montezuma County Democratic Party Central Committee meets at Cliffrose Gardens. Meeting at 6:30 p.m.; social hour at 7 p.m. Information: Co-chair Ric Plese, 970-739-4365.

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

The 6th Annual Medicine Horse ‘Masters’ Golf tournament registration is 8 a.m. with a Scramble Format/Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at the South Forty (Par 3) Course, 25500 Road H, Cortez. Cost: $25 per player or $100 per 4-person team. Funds go to Medicine Horse therapy programs. Pre-register at 970-533-7403 or at medicinehorsecenter.org.

Poultry Slaughter Class from 8 to 11 a.m. Learn how to humanly slaughter and process broiler chickens. Class size is limited, preregistration by Aug. 21 is required. The cost ranges from $15 to $30. Proceeds will go to Montezuma County 4-H Poultry member activities. Call 970-560-0781 to register.

The Country Girls Reunion will be at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a potluck at noon. All families and friends of The Country Girls are welcome. The group started in the mid 1950s. Information: 247-0299.

Wild Mushroom Hunting with John Sir Jesse near Lizard Head Pass. Learn about mushrooms, their habitats and edibility. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. about an hour north of Cortez. Participation is limited and registration is required. Call 970-728-0639.

Friday, Saturday Aug. 22, 23

Biennial Dolores Mountain Quilters Quilt Show Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. The show will feature over 100 quilts. Admission costs $3 for those 16 years and older and is free for children. Info.: 560-4426.

Sunday, Aug. 24

The Bridge Emergency Shelter is holding its 2nd Annual Homeless Awareness Walk. Registration 4:30 to 5 p.m. at the Playground Shelter at Parque de Vida. This one-mile walk is open to all. It will celebrate the community’s efforts toward the homeless. Food and monetary donations accepted. To register or for information, call 970-565-9808 or e-mail ktworek@thebridgeshelter.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Goal Academy plans an open house on from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 19 N. Maple St. in Cortez. Goal Academy is a free and accredited online/blended learning high school serving students ages 14-21. Currently accepting applications and enrolling at www.goalac.org or 213-0923 and 412-0630.

Find and prepare local edible wild plants with Katrina Blair, edible plant expert and co-founder of Turtle Lake Refuge. Free walk along the Colorado Trail from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register by calling San Juan Mountains Association at 970-385-1288 or emailing MK@sjma.org.

Thursday, Aug. 28

The Annual Membership Meeting of the Montezuma County Historical Society, 7 p.m. at the Cortez United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. After the business meeting, a free presentation by Mike K Maddox, based on his recent book “Porter and Ike Stockton: Colorado and New Mexico Outlaws.” Refreshments and book signing. Public invited. Info: Philip and Vivienne Kenyon, 565-7714.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Josh Blue, winner of Last Comic Standing, performs in Cortez at 6 p.m. at the Parque de Vida pavilion to benefit Special Olympics Cortez. Gates open at noon. Bring ID to purchase alcohol. Cost: $20 in advance $25 at the gate. Tickets at Rocky Mountain One Stop or 565-9249

The Montezuma Early Childhood Council Free Family Day at the Park De Vida before the Josh Blue Special Olympics Fundraiser on Saturday, August 30th. Fun events start at 1 p.m.

Through August

Indian Dancers and Sam Sandoval, Navajo Code Talker at The Cultural Center, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7-8 p.m. Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in The Gallery: Sam Sandoval, WWII Navajo Code Talker. Note: Saturday, July 12 and Saturday, Aug. 9, there will be no Indian Dancers.

Tri-County Head Start/Early Head Start is taking enrollments for the 2014-2015 school year in Montezuma County. To see if your child qualifies for a head start, call Toni Gilge, 970-565-6040 ext. 11 (for 3-5-year-olds) or Nancy Daves 970-565-8850 (for infants and toddlers).

Join yoga teacher Dean Kottmann for “Men on Mondays” at Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 7-8 p.m. Yoga classes for men of all levels and ages meets Aug. 4, 11, 18, and 25. 30 W. Main St., Cortez. Info: 739-0547 or heartandcoreyoga.com.

Southwest Artists League artist for August is Shirley Percell, at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Bill Lemons’ display of wild orchids of Montezuma County photos continues through August, and Ramon de Encio displays his wood impressions through September. Info: 970-565-8117.

FRIDAY – SATURDAY, SEPT. 5-6

The Montelores Catholic Community holds its Annual Rummage/Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, at Montezuma and Market streets in Cortez. Items will include: books, clothing, household items, kitchenware, shop, yard/garden, tools, furniture, small appliances, produce table and more. Information: Barbara at 565-9673.

Saturday, Sept. 6

The Guardian Angel’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is at Cortez City Park. Registration is at 9 a.m., and the Walk begins at 10 a.m. Country fair, with food, drinks, entertainment, games Free, but donations welcome. Information: Cindy Lichliter (749-2319).

Saturday, Sept. 13

The Montezuma VFW will be hosting it’s Annual End of Harvest Dinner for Veterans and their families Saturday at our Post home in Mancos, Sept.13, starting at 5 p.m. This event is open to all Veterans. Join us good fellowship, and for roasted pig, corn and ice cream. The event is free, donations will be accepted.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

Meeting about Montessori-based religious information for kids 3-6 will be held at St. Barnabas Church at 3 p.m. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd uses the stories of faith as vehicles to give expression to their connection to God. Information: 303-883-5679 or 565-7865.

Saturday, Oct. 11

Cortez Elks 1789 Oktoberfest celebration. Open to the public and includes a golf tournament, autographed sports items silent auction, German food and more. Proceeds benefit Elks projects. Information: event chairman Lynn Gann at 970-565-7423 or club manager at 970-565-3557

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 Tuesday

The Montezuma County Historical Society Board of Directors meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elks Club and includes a no-host lunch. Anyone interested in the history of Montezuma County and the Four Corners is welcome.

Second Thursday

The Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets at 7 p.m. at various locations. Woodworkers welcome, beginner to expert. beginner to the expert. Call Rick at 533-7180.

Second Thursday

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours at various locations from 5–7 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.

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 5½ months and older. Classes are Tuesdays at 7 p.m., and begin on April 29 and continue for six weeks. Registration is first-come, first-served. Information: 970-882-5404.

The Dolores Public Library answers technology/software questions Free at 2-5 p.m. Call 882-4127.

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

Yoga Flow with Lily, Wednesdays 9:30-11a.m. at the Grange. Call 847-819-2039.

Every Thursday

Raising Readers Storytime offers songs, stories and crafts 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.

Weekly weigh-ins available with the Waist Management Group, 4:40 to 5:30 p.m., 343 E. Main St.,, Suite 300, Cortez. Free. Info: Berta at 565-9515 or 739-6014 after 4:30 p.m.

Country music and dancing for senior residents at the Cortez Senior Center, 7–10 p.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.