Community Calendar

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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.

Friday, Aug. 29

Eating Smart-Being Active class for anyone with children under 5 years old. Learn to cook and be active with your children. Classes start Aug. 29 and run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info.: 564-1195 ext. 126.

Mancos Valley Distillery will present Sol' Emporium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Cover is $2. The band is comprised of Cody Kaufman, Dewarren Marshall and Aaron Dismukes. The three of them cover old rock, new rock and original music. Check them out on facebook.com/SoulDayzedmusic.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Environmentally Sound Pasture Practices, sponsored by the Mancos Conservation District and the Mt. Lookout Grange from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Grange, 680 Grand Ave. in Mancos. This is the second in a series of four Saturday workshops addressing soil, irrigation, weeds and grazing for small acreage land.

Monday, Sept. 8

The Southwest Singers will begin rehearsals for the fall season at 6:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park, Cortez. Holiday concerts will be given in December. Info.: 562-4476.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Free Pottery-Making Program with Artist in Residence Michael Savage at 7:30 p.m., at Far View Lodge Library at Mesa Verde National Park. Learn about the aspects of pottery production that are rarely shown or demonstrated, including clay and slip preparation, paint preparation and manufacture, pottery tool construction, and the design and painting of pottery vessels. Info.: 970-529-4445.

Thursday, Sept. 18

The Mancos Tree Board will conduct a workshop on pruning street trees, concentrating on the area of Montezuma Avenue to 1st Street and Main to Aztec streets. Meet at Main and First at 9:30 a.m.

Sept. 19-21

The Town of Mancos will be accepting scrap metal, old furniture, and old household items excluding electronics at the public workshop, 300 S. Monte. Friday the workshop will be open 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday it will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Standard-sized tires will be accepted for a $3 fee.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

Dolores Secondary Parent/Teacher Organization for the Dolores Middle/High Schools will have a dance to raise funds for the PTO from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Elk's Lodge in Cortez. There will be a DJ and the charge is $5 at the door. A cash bar will be available and the dance is open to anyone 18 and over. ID will be required at the door.

Tuesday, SEPT. 23

The Red Arrow Mill clean up will be discussed at a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mancos Town Hall. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry will share their findings and other government agencies will be present as well.

Monday, Sept. 30

United Blood Services Mobile Blood Drive from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Mancos Community Center, 130 East Grand Ave., Mancos.

First Thursday

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

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. 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. 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. Info, to help out or to make donations, call Gretchen at 509-830-4380.

Fourth Thursday

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

Every Tuesday

The Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St., continues the Little People Seasonal Storytime, at 10:30 a.m. The program follows the Mancos Re-6 schedule and runs through May. Children ages 2-6 will be taught songs, verses and stories. A craft is also offered. Free. Call the Library at 533-7600 or visit www.mancoslibrary.org.

Every Wednesday

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

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.