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Cortez





Tuesday, Feb. 9



“SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, 7 p.m. at the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:40 p.m. Season tickets on sale at 6 p.m. and single tickets at 6:40 p.m.. For further information contact Joyce Stevenson 565-4757 or Lindsay Havran 565-7676.”



Mardi Gras pancake supper, 4:30–7 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, at the corner of North and Elm. Cost: Adults,$7.50; kids 10 and under, $4; two adults and two or more kids, $20. Support Grace’s Soup Kitchen. Pancake flipping race at 6 p.m., featuring city notables. Details: 565-7865.



Wednesday, Feb. 10



Amazing Authors Tour with John Christian Hopkins and David Feela, 6 p.m., Cortez Public Library. Hopkins is author of “Twilight of the Gods,” and Feela is author of “How Delicate These Arches.”



Thursday, Feb. 11



Join Al Schneider, author of the app “Colorado Rocky Mountain Wildflowers” and swcoloradowildflowers.com, 6:30 p.m., at the Dolores Public Library. Schneider will discuss viewing beautiful Colorado wildflowers in winter. Details: 882-4127.



The Montezuma Land Conservancy Book Club meets, 6 p.m. at Once Upon a Sandwich in Cortez. This month’s book will be “House of Rain,” in which Craig Childs tracks a vanished civilization across the Southwest.



Friday, Feb. 12



Live country music from Albuquerque with Kyle Martin, 8 p.m. at Blondie’s. No cover. Ages 21-plus. Details: www.kylemartinmusic.com.



Saturday, Feb. 13



Week 4 of Cortez Idol singing competition, 7 p.m. at Blondies. Details: 970-565-4015.



The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County meet, 9 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. District Court Judge Douglas Walker will address plans for the Justice Building and court consolidation. Also hear about League plans for a student registration drive. Details: 564-0708.



The Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual meeting, at the Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Schedule: 9 a.m. session; noon luncheon; 1 p.m. business meeting; 3-10 p.m. silent auction; 7 p.m. dinner and awards; 8:30 p.m. dance.



THURSDAY, Feb. 18



For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s monthly board meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Discussion includes finances, pet assistance programs and fundraisers including the spring yard sale. All are welcome. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.



Montelores Early Childhood Council Family Night, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Johnson Building, 925 S. Broadway, Room 110. Celebrates Dental Health Month and focus on social/emotional skills for children up to age 8. Free activities and dinner. RSVP to 970-564-3211 or mecc@monteloresecc.org.



Friday, Feb. 19



Live music with one-man band Rob Webster, 8 p.m. at Blondie’s. No cover charge. All ages welcome. Details: www.robwebstermusic.com.



“Where Does Moral Obligation Come From?” will be the topic at the “How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All, at 6:30 p.m. At St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St., Cortez. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 565-7865.



Saturday, Feb. 20



Week 5 of Cortez Idol singing competition, 7 p.m. at Blondie’s. Details: 970-565-4015.



Cortez Elks 1789 holds its charity ball, with music 8-midnight. Formal attire, dinner and dance, silent auction, Gaming. Music by Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanoes. Public invited. Call Kerry Mayhew 970-903-4879 for tickets. Reservations required.



Tuesday, Feb. 23



Free Small Claims Clinic for cases $7,500 and under, 3:30 p.m. at Montezuma County Court. No registration is required. Details: Donna, at 970-565-7580.



Friday, Feb. 26



Eighties costume and dance party with DJ P.A., 9 p.m. at Blondie’s. No cover charge. Door prizes, games, and more. Ages 21-plus. Details: 970-739-4944.



Saturday, Feb. 27



Finale of Cortez Idol singing competition, 7 p.m. at Blondie’s



Wednesday, March 9



Amazing Authors Tour with Steph Davis, author of “High Infatuation,” 6 p.m., Cortez Public Library.



Wednesday, April 6



Amazing Authors Tour with Luci Tapahonso, author of “Saanii Dahataal,” 6 p.m., Cortez Public Library.



Friday-Saturday, April 29-30



The Cortez Lions Club hosts the 6W District Convention, Baymont Inn, 2321 E. Main Street, and Creative Genius Destination Grill and Conference Room. Details: Irene Aldaz, 970-565-3830.



Wednesday, May 18



Amazing Authors Tour with Kevin Fedarko, published in “The Best American Travel Writing,” 6 p.m., Cortez Public Library.



Monday-Friday



Free nondenominational silent meditation, in the Johnson Building at 7 p.m. at 925 Broadway, No. 184. Call (970) 560-2822.



Mondays And Fridays



Cortez Public Library computer and tech tutoring, 202 N. Park. Call 970-565-8117 or visit the library, for an appointment.



First Monday



Cortez Emblem Club No. 261 meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Monday every month at the Cortez Elks Lodge. More info: 565-2197.



First Tuesday



American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets, 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Call 565-8151.



The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meet, Elks Lodge in Cortez at 6:15 p.m. (except December). Buy a taco or hamburger and drink. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Info: www.mesaverdehorsemen.com.



Second Tuesday



The Ute Mountain High School Rodeo Team meets, 6 p.m. in the outdoor arena at the fairgrounds. Details: Karen, 970-560-2657.



The Cortez Beading Guild meets, 5 p.m. in the Cortez library conference room. All skill levels and talents welcome. Details: 970-529-0149.



First Wednesday



Diabetes support group meets, 3:30–5 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Learn to manage diabetes; share ideas. Sessions are free and open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Contact Laura White, RD, at 564-2276 for details.



First Thursday



Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Nicci Crowley at montezumagop@gmail.com or call 570-9372.



Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group meets, 5-6:30 p.m. in the Kiva room at Southwest Memorial. Share ideas and exchange information. Free. Details: Laura White, 564-2276.



First Friday



Caregiver/Advocate support group for caregivers of any person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or chronic illness, noon at Vista Mesa Assisted Living, 1206 N. Mildred, Cortez. Lunch. Details: 259-0122.



The Disabled American Veterans’ monthly meeting, The Veterans Outreach Center, 7 W. First St., Cortez. Lunch at noon, meeting at 12:30 p.m. Details: 560-2793.



Second Tuesday



The Ute Mountain High School Rodeo Team meets, 6 p.m. in the outdoor arena at the fairgrounds. Details: Karen, 970-560-2657.



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. History buffs welcome.



The Southwest Art League meets, each month. Details and locations, 882-4770.



Second Wednesday



Montezuma County Hospital District monthly board of directors meets, 6-8 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial hospital. Public is welcome. Details: 564-2146.



Second Thursday



The Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets, 7 p.m. at various locations. Beginners and experts welcome. Details: Tom, 882-7360.



Montezuma County Republican Women meet, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse at Veach and Main streets. All are welcome. Details: Rosemarie Beall, 564-1576.



Support group for people living with Fibromyalgia, 1-2:30 p.m. at the SWCI office at 2409 E. Empire, Cortez. Details: 970-570-8001 or luanne@swilc.org.



Third Tuesday



The Compassionate Friends Four Corners Chapter, For Families following the Death of a Child meets, 7 p.m. at the Hospice Building, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Use kitchen entrance. Call Cherie at 565-6480 or Debbie at 565-4732.



Third Wednesday



The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Call 565-3414.



Caregiver/advocate support group for caregivers of any person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or chronic illness at 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 North Park St. Cortez.



Third Saturday



Christian Motorcycle Association Cortez Chapter, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Jack & Janelle’s, 801 E. Main St. Details: Steve Reed, 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.



Third Sunday



The Cortez Fire Protection District’s CPR and First-aid certification classes, 9 a.m., Station 1, 30 N. Ash St., Cortez. Courses are six to eight hours and include CPR/AED, CPR/AED and First-aid, Healthcare Provider CPR. Minimum class size is four. Register: 565-3157.



Fourth Tuesday



4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets, 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Details: 565-2197.



Fourth Saturday



The Cortez Beading Guild meets, noon in the Cortez library conference room. All skill levels and talents welcome. Details: 970-529-0149.



Fourth Sunday



KIRTAN in Cortez (Bhakti Yoga practice), 6-8 p.m., at Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 30 W. Main, Cortez. All are welcome. $10 donation suggested. Details: Jennie Nuriya 801-671-6275.



Last Wednesday



Bereavement Support Group, for anyone dealing with death, at 5:15 p.m. Hospice of Montezuma, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Details: 565-4400.



Every Sunday



The Unitarian Universalists meet, 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Cortez Cultural Center. The topic for Jan. 17 and Jan. 24 will be Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now.” Details: 970-677-4189.



Every Monday



The Four Corners Community Band, 7-9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cortez at Market and North streets. New members welcome. Details: 882-2522 or fourcornerscommunityband.com.



Every Wednesday



Sitting in the quiet, meditation, contemplation, centering prayer, 12:15–12:45 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 565-7865.



St. Paul’s Joyful Noise Children’s Choir, meets 4-4:45 p.m. at Oak and Bauer. Traditional songs with piano, dulcimer, hand percussion, Orff instruments and some acting and dance. Free. All welcome, Ages K-5.



Every Thursday



Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Cortez Public Library, at 202 N. Park St., Cortez. Older children welcome to join for a craft at 11:15 a.m. January schedule: National Games Day, Jan. 7; Sharks, Jan. 14; Joe Hayes, Jan. 21; Charlie Brown, Jan. 28. Details: 970-565-8117.



Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Cortez Public Library, at 202 N. Park St., Cortez. Older children welcome to join for a craft at 11:15 a.m. February schedule: Author Kathi Appelt, Feb. 4; Chocolate is a Food Group, Feb. 11; Mermaids, Feb. 18; Time to Visit the Dentist, Feb. 25. Details: 970-565-8117.



Country music and dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Cortez Senior Center.



Bingo at the Cortez Elks Club, with progressive pot, split pot and regular pot winners. Doors open 5:30 with food and beverages; first game at 7 p.m. Big-screen giveaway Dec. 17, with a free ticket given each week to all paying bingo players over the age of 18



Every Friday



TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Cortez Public Library. Details: 970-882-4369.



“Bereavement & Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Hospice of Montezuma. Details and location: Sunny, 565-4400.



Every Saturday



Restoration Bible Study Series, about the Hebrew roots and insights into the Gospel, at 10 a.m., ECBY, Tree of Life In’Jesus, 1509 Colorado 145, Cortez. Praise and worship, lecture, and workbook discussion. Cost: $32, including book and workbook. Details: 970-562-6311 and www.byeshua.org.



Free silent nondenominational silent meditation, 10 a.m. at The Woozledoozer, 925 S. Broadway No. 211. Call (970) 560-2822 (Pixy).



Dolores





Saturday, Feb. 13



The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County meet, 9 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. District Court Judge Douglas Walker will address plans for the Justice Building and court consolidation. Also hear about League plans for a student registration drive. Details: Eleanor Kuhl at 564-0708.



Tuesday, Feb. 23



The Dolores Rotary Club’s bingo night, at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. A light supper, for a $5 donation, at 6:30 p.m., followed by bingo at 7 p.m. Benefits Disabled American Veterans. Details: Chris Trusler, 970-570-9425.



Tuesday, March 9



The Dolores Rotary Club’s bingo night, at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. A light supper, for a $5 donation, at 6:30 p.m., followed by bingo at 7 p.m. Benefits Dolores Greater Action. Details: Chris Trusler, 970-570-9425.



First Tuesday



Dolores Mountain Quilters meeting, 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. The program for Feb. 2 will be a demonstration by Sheryl Merritt: Surface embellishments. Guests and visitors are welcome. Info: doloresmountainquilters.org or 719-850-0923.



Third Thursday



Dolores secondary PTO meets, 3:45 p.m. in Mr. Thurston’s office. Email Heather Alvarez at halvarez0722@gmail.com or call Tif at 903-8752.



Every Tuesday



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



Every Tuesday



Civil Air Patrol Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron meets, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at K9 Search & Rescue in Dolores. Details: Maj. Debrah Archer, 970-759-5669.



Every Wednesday



Bible studies at Chapel on the Farm, 6 p.m. 19927 Road 26.2 Loop, Dolores. Details: 903-6153.



Mancos





Tuesday, Feb. 9



Adult Computer Class, “Getting Around Google Drive,: 6:30-8 p.m., at the Mancos Public Library. Learn how to create and share Google documents and spreadsheets. Sign up in-person or call the library at 533-7600.



Thursday, Feb. 11



Life is an Adventure Series, 6-8 p.m., at the Mancos Public Library, with Joanie Trussel sharing her experiences traveling in Thailand and Bali.



Tuesday, Feb. 16



Adult Computer Class, “Introduction to Microsoft Word,” 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library. Learn how to create, save, open files and basic text and document formatting. Sign up in-person or call the library at 533-7600.



Thursday, Feb. 18



Indie Lens Pop-Up film, “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” 6 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library. In the 1960s, a revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense put itself at the vanguard of that change.



Sunday, Feb. 14



Ryan Barnum and Jeff Gutierrez perform “Songs for Lovers”, with special guest Terry Wells, at the Mancos Brewing Company, 5:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.



Saturday, Feb. 20



The Mancos Valley Distillery presents Blind Boy and Bill, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the music starts at 7 p.m. Cover charge is $3. Tastes Like Friday cocktails will be served.



Tuesday, Feb. 23



Adult Computer Class, “Intermediate Microsoft Excel,” 6:30-8 p.m. Using formulas across multiple worksheets, IF functions, and conditional formatting. Sign up in person or call the library at 533-7600.



First Thursday



The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 and Auxiliary meets, 7 p.m. at the Post home in Mancos. Will open at 5:30 for a neet-and-greet, entertainment and food provided.



First Saturday



Teen Movie Nights at the Mancos Public Library, 7–10 p.m. in the Mancos Public Library Community Meeting Room. View a movie on the library’s big screen. Details and schedule: 533-7600. Snacks provided.



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. To help or donate, call Gretchen, 509-830-4380.



Second Tuesday



The Mancos Water Conservancy District board meets, 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 42599 Road N, Mancos. Info: Gary Kennedy, 533-7325.



Second Thursday



A free legal self-help clinic, for Montezuma County parties without an attorney are 2-3:30 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. Details: 970-564-5029 from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. and 970-564-5073 from 1–5 p.m.



Third Monday



The Mancos School District Re-6 Board of Education meets, 7 p.m., 395 W. Grand Ave., Room 503, Mancos. Work session at 6 p.m.; special meetings as needed.



Third Wednesday



Play video games at the Mancos Public Library, until 5 p.m.



Third Friday



Teen Nights at the Mancos Public Library, every third Friday from 7–10 p.m. during the school year. Games on Wii, PS4, Xbox One and snacks.



Fourth Thursday



Monthly Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron, monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mancos, 150 N. Walnut St. Call 970-759-7012.



Last Thursday



The Mancos Public Library Board of Trustees meets, 5 p.m. in the library meeting room, 211 W. First St. Info: 533-7600.



The Mancos Historical Society meets, at the Mancos Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 470 W. Grand Ave., new time of 5 p.m.



Every Tuesday



Knit or crochet at the Mancos Public Library, 6-7 p.m. Teens and adults are welcome. Free. Limited supplies of knitting materials, so bring your own if possible. Sign up at mancoslibrary.org or call 970-533-7600 ext. 206 or email kgraf@mancoslibrary.org.



Kids Storytime at the Mancos Public Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A bilingual, seasonal story time for ages birth through 6 years old.



Every Wednesday



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



A free class for Spanish speakers, 10-11-30 a.m. at the Mancos Public Library. Work to improve your English skills.



“Joyful Noise” Children’s Choir starting in Mancos, 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, corner of Bauer and Oak. For grades K-6, Homeschoolers welcome.



Game Daze, 3:45-5 p.m., Mancos Public Library. For kids 8–12; opportunities to play technologically innovative computer-generated games.



Durango





Friday-Sunday, Feb. 26-28



The annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic at Purgatory, to raise funds for Adaptive Sports Association winter and summer programs. Create a team of five and don your costume while skiing the slopes. Too receive sponsor benefits, businesses must submit by Feb. 8. Details: 970-259-0374 or events@asadurango.com.