Community Calendar

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Cortez



Monday, Sept. 26The Dolores River Anglers’ Chapter of Trout Unlimited annual business and general member meeting, at the Main Street Brewery in Cortez. Meet-and-greet at 6:30; meeting at 7 p.m. Officers will be elected and board positions filled. After the vote, the new board will poll members for strategic direction. The evening ends with stories, lies and lessons about fishing.



Tuesday, Sept. 27Teeth, Temples, Tigers and So Much More, 7 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church. Chuck and Ann Haspels will present a photo-illustrated talk on their trips to Kenya and India, working with Global Dental Relief attending to 1,248 grade children. All are welcome. Enriching the trips were the Dalai Lama, lions, tigers, elephants, temples, the Ganges River. ... Details: 970-565-7865.



Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 29-OCT. 1For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Fall Yard Sale fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m, at the former Quality Farm Store in the Cortez Plaza Shopping Center, 2200 block of E. Main St. Donations accepted at the building Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2-6 p.m. \Call for other donation times and large item pickups: 970-565-PETS/7387.



Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2Navajo Taco Fundraiser, Evangel Assembly of God, 209 West 5th St. At noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30-2 p.m. on Sunday. Call ahead and preorder or stop by and pick up order. delivery available within city limits. Details: 970-565-4198.



Sunday, Oct. 2A Blessing of the Animals, 12:30 p.m. between the duck pond and tennis courts in Centennial Parl. Animals large and small – four-legged, two-legged, furred and feathered, scaled and finned – and their humans are invited. The service will be outdoors, so please have some way to contain overly energetic friends. Details: 565-7865.



Walk for Peace, starting at 6 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church at the corner of Elm and North and continuing about 20 minutes to the First United Methodist Church (515 N. Park St.). Singing, prayers and readings for all world citizens concerned about and working for peace! You can drive between the churches. A reception follows at the Methodist Church. Details: 970-565-3002.



Monday, Oct. 3The Montelores Early Childhood Council’s monthly luncheon meeting, 11:45 a.m., in downstairs meeting room, 110 in the Johnson Building, 925 S. Broadway. The public is invited, especially parents. Lunch provided, so RSVP to Vangi McCoy at 970-749-7017.



Tuesday, Oct. 4Learn about diabetes in six weeks, 4-6 p.m. every Tuesday through Nov. 8 at Southwest Memorial Hospital’s South Campus (south entrance at 1311 N. Mildred Road). Six free classes about understanding diabetes, healthy eating, medications and physical activity, blood sugar management, understanding complications, and living with diabetes. Class size is limited. Sign up with Jamie Ritthaler, RN, Diabetes Educator, 970-564-2352 or jritthaler@swhealth.org.



Southwest Health System hosts a presentation by the Colorado Hospital Association on Amendment 69 (ColoradoCare), 6 p.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge. The Colorado Hospital Association formally opposes Amendment 69. Details: Haley Leonard, PR director at Southwest Health System at hleonard@swhealth.org.



The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society presents Shanna Diederichs, 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 Park St., to discuss “A Frontier in Bloom: Social Implications of Architectural Diversity and Conformity during the Colonization of the San Juan Region of the Northern Southwest.” Details: Kari Schleher at 505-269-4475 with questions.



Wednesday, Oct. 5Training for volunteers at The Bridge Emergency Shelter, 5:30 p.m., at The Bridge, in the Justice Building behind the Cortez Police Station, just off Empire and Mildred. Details: 970-565-9808.



Thursday, Oct. 6Tryouts for the fifth annual Messiah Sing-in, 6:30-8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St., Cortez. The sing-in will be presented Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Details: Patricia Faulkner at 970-564-9458.



Saturday, Oct. 8Fall Chili Fest and Cookoff, 5-7:30 p.m. at Montelores Baptist Church in Lewis at 18735 CR 23.5 off Hwy. 184 across from Narriguinnep Reservoir. Featuring Crosby Lane, an acoustic vocal trio from Nashville and performs arrangements of Fanny Crosby hymns along with original music. Admission: Donations accepted. To sign up for the cookoff, call 970-882-2418.



Sunday, Oct. 9“For the Bible Tells Me So,” an award winning documentary that brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, will have a free public screening at 4 p.m. Join the host, Four Corners Safe Space Coalition, at St. Barnabas Church (corner of North and Elm) for this film that offers healing, clarity, and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity and those who care for and support them.



The second annual Ride of the Ancients Century Cycling Tour, departing Parque de Vida in Cortez at 8 a.m. The 100-mile route loops east toward Totten Lake, south through McElmo Canyon, past Hovenweep National Monument to Road 10, and south to Cortez on U.S. 491. The ride supports Montelores Cancer Care Assistance. Details: 970-394- 4567 or ashcarelock@gmail.com.



Thursday, Oct. 13The sixth annual Pretty in Pink Fashion Show, at Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, at 26650 CR P. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets required. General admission is a $20 donation, and VIP (front row) seating is a $35 donation. Buy tickets at Love on a Hanger, Salon Serenity, http://bit.ly/2a1Eoxr or at the door. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Cancer Coalition. Silent and live auctions, dancing performances, fashion tutorials, complimentary dessert and a cash bar.



Friday, Oct. 14“Guilt” will be the topic, at the “How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe” 6:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St., Cortez. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 565-7865.



Saturday, Oct. 15For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Fall Low-Cost Dog & Cat Vaccination Clinic, 9 a.m. to noon at the IFA Country Store, 10501 U.S. Highway 491 in Cortez. Vaccine packages include rabies, canine distemper, feline leukemia and more for $46; or $16 for rabies only. A portion of each vaccine package will be donated to For Pets’ Sake. Info: 970-565-PETS(7387).



Pumpkin-Decorating Contest at the Cortez Elks Harvest Fest, 1-2 p.m. at the lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Divisions include carved and decorated (painted, or other means). There will be three age groups. Awards at 4 p.m. Details: Lynn at 970-565-7423.



Montezuma School to Farm Project’s 4th Annual Homespun Supper, 6 p.m. at The Farm Bistro, 34 W. Main St. an evening of elegant cuisine and heartwarming celebration, highlighting local foods, drinks and inspirational feats. Tickets: $60. RSVP to mstfpamericorps@gmail.com / 856-340-1655. Limited seats available.



Dolores K9 Search and Rescue offers free Child ID cards, 1-5 p.m., Cortez Elks Lodge 2100 N. Dolores. Also learn about the Hug a Tree program in case children get lost.



The Made in Montezuma Fall Festival, 4-7 p.m. at Trail Canyon Ranch in McElmo Canyon, sponsored by Southwest Memorial Hospital Foundation. Includes the Epiclectics folk band, guided tours of the nursery, hikes to Trail Canyon waterfall, locally sourced food, an auction, and local wine, beer and cider. Ends with a bonfire. Tickets: $40 per person, $75 per couple at the gate. Details: www.swhealth.org/foundation or 970-739-3158.



Montezuma County Historical Society is collecting recipes for a cookbook honoring the pioneer ancestors of Montezuma County and needs old and new recipes for publication around Thanksgiving. Include a brief history of the recipe owner if possible. The deadline is Oct. 15. Send recipes to MCHS, Box 218, Cortez, CO 81321. All proceeds go into the museum fund.



Thursday, Oct. 20For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s monthly board meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Discussion includes the group’s finances, pet assistance programs, our Halloween Bake Sale and Thanksgiving Turkey Trot fundraiser. All are welcome. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.



Saturday, Oct. 22“An Evening in Her Shoes,” a night of comedy, at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Renew/WINGS Safehouse features beauty pageant of local men, with a performance by the Impulsive Improvisors and emcee PA Jackson. Drawings, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Tickets: at the Renew Office, 2nd Chance Thrift Store in Dolores and Eclectic Aromas ($50 per couple/$30 single through Oct. 17.) Details: 565-4886.



Tuesday, Nov. 1Learn about diabetes in six weeks, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday through Dec. 6 at Southwest Memorial Hospital’s South Campus (south entrance at 1311 N. Mildred Road). Six free classes about understanding diabetes, healthy eating, medications and physical activity, blood sugar management, understanding complications, and living with diabetes. Class size is limited. Sign up with Jamie Ritthaler, RN, Diabetes Educator, 970-564-2352 or jritthaler@swhealth.org.



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



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



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



First TuesdayAmerican 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. Details: www.mesaverdehorsemen.com.



First WednesdayDiabetes 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 2 diabetes. Contact Laura White, RD, at 564-2276 for details.



First ThursdayMontezuma County Republican Central Committee meets, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Jan Gardner at montezumagop@gmail.com or call 565-2197.



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 FridayCaregiver/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.



First and third SaturdayFour Comers Square Dancers dance the first and third Saturdays of each month, and lessons start on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Kemper Elementary School. Details: 565-4033, 749-9682 or 565-9836.



Second TuesdayThe 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.



Support group for people with disabilities meets, 2–3:30 p.m. at 2409 Empire St. Sponsored by the Southwest Center for Independence. Details: 970-570-8001 or e-mail Luanne@swilc.org.



The Montezuma County Historical Society’s board of directors meets, 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elks Club and includes a no-host lunch. Members and prospective members are always welcome.



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



Second WednesdayMontezuma 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 ThursdayThe 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.



Free estate planning seminar, 5-7 p.m., Vectra Bank Conference Room, 350 W. Montezuma Ave. Overview of estate planning issues, including wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney. RSVP requested at erin@fone.net. Details: 303-588-2695.



Third TuesdayThe 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 WednesdayThe 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 N. Park St.



Third SaturdayChristian 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 SundayThe Cortez Fire Protection District’s CPR and First-aid certification classes, 9 a.m., Station 1, 30 N. Ash St. 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 Tuesday4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets, 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Details: 565-2197.



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



Fourth SundayKIRTAN 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.



Every MondayThe 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 Monday, Tuesday and WednesdayOne-on-one computer and tech tutoring, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117 or at the library.



Every TuesdayThe Cortez Public Library’s Family Entertainment Series, 2 p.m., 202 N. Park St. The schedule: On July 12, Rocky Mountain Puppets climbs Mount Healthmore. Details: 970-565-8117.



Volunteer at the Mesa Elementary School Garden, 9-11 a.m. in June and July. Montezuma School to Farm project invites families to learn gardening techniques, and take home produce. Details: Danyel Mezzanatto, cortezelementaryschoolgardens@gmail.com.



Open Mic, 7 p.m. at Blondie’s. Details: 739-4944.



Anasazi Heritage Center Docent Tour, 10:30 a.m. Join local historian and Anasazi Heritage Center volunteer Tom Hayden as he presents “Northern San Juan Anasazi, and the Big Picture.”



Bridge players needed, at 1:30 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 305 S. Washington St. Everyone is invited; entry-level on up. Mentors welcome. Details: 565-6088 or 565-7024.



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



Open House GOAL Academy, 1-4 p.m., 215 N Linden Street, Unit D. Free blended online high school for students ages 14-21. Sign up for the 2016-2017 school year or call Liz at 970-213-0923.



Karaoke at Blondie’s Trophy Room, 8 p.m. to midnight. Hosted by JR Stafford. Details: 739-4944.



Volunteer at the Kemper Elementary School Garden, 9-11 a.m. in June and July. Montezuma School to Farm project invites families to learn gardening techniques, and take home produce. Details: Danyel Mezzanatto, cortezelementaryschoolgardens@gmail.com



Every ThursdayRaising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez. Older children may join us for a craft at 11:15 a.m. The schedule for October: All About Me, Oct. 6; Fire Safety, Oct. 13; Pumpkins, Oct. 20; Mustaches, Oct. 27. Songs, stories, crafts and silliness. Details: 970-565-8117.



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



Bingo at the Cortez Elks Club, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Early Bird game at 6:45, with others to follow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverages available. Pots vary in payoffs with 2 progressive payoff games. Special giveaways at different times.



Volunteer at the Cortez Middle School Garden, 9-11 a.m. in June and July. Montezuma School to Farm project invites families to learn gardening techniques, and take home produce. Details: Hannah Hall, mstfpamericorps3@gmail.com.



Anasazi Heritage Center Curation Tours, at 2 p.m. through October. Free, but space is limited. Contact the Heritage Center at 970-882-5600 to sign up.



Overeaters Anonymous weekly meetings, 8 p.m. at the Cortez Dental office, 43 W. Montezuma Ave. (on the corner of Montezuma and Chestnut). Not sure if OA would be right for you? Visit oaquiz.org and find out. Details: 970-799-2183.



Every FridayTOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Cortez Public Library. Details: 970-882-4369.



Genesis Study utilizing Chuck Misler’s Genesis Commentary, 6:30 p.m. at Tree of Life In’Jesus, 1509 Colorado 145. Starts Oct. 28 and will be ongoing. Discussion, praise and worship after. Workbook and notes are optional. Details: 970-562-6311.



Every SaturdayStorytime at the Cortez Farmers Market, at 9:30 a.m., Main and Elm streets. Author Leo Lionni on Sept. 3; Scarecrows on Sept. 10; Fall Leaves on Sept. 17; Farmers Harvest Time on Sept. 24; Apples on Oct. 1. Details: 970-565-8117.



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



Yoga for students, Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 30 W. Main St. Class for high school students noon-1 p.m.; middle school students at 1:15-2:15 p.m. A well-rounded experience for all abilities. Parents welcome, but not required. Details: 739-0547, www.heartandcoreyoga.com.



Join Anasazi Heritage Center/Canyons of the Ancients National Monument staff for the program, “Totems, Towers, and other a-MAZE-ing coincidences,” 11 a.m. through Labor Day weekend. This program discusses similarities between European and Southwest cultures 1,000 to 2,000 years ago. Meets inside the Anasazi Heritage Center.



Every SundayThe Unitarian Universalists meet, 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Cortez Cultural Center, with presentations on comparative philosophies and religions. Details: 970-677-4189.



Course in Miracles meeting, 7-9 p.m., two miles north on Road 25. All are welcome. Details: Larry at 970-565-4286.



Join Anasazi Heritage Center/Canyons of the Ancients National Monument staff for the program, “Escalante Pueblo,” 11 a.m. through Labor Day weekend. This will be a guided walk on the trail to Escalante Pueblo discussing a wide variety of topics ranging from plant uses to the Chaco-style pueblo. Meets at the plaza in front of the Anasazi Heritage Center.



Dolores



Tuesday, Sept. 27Dolores Rotary Bingo, Dolores Community Center. Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 is sponsoring a chili and soup dinner at 6 p.m. for $5, followed by Bingo at 7 p.m. for $10. Dessert auction and fun for all. Grab a friend and join us for the evening.



Thursday, Sept. 29Sailing around the World with Tim Wilhelm, a Multimedia presentation and lecture), 6 p.m. at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free.



Saturday, Oct. 22The High Desert Conservation District’s annual Southwest Agricultural Seminar, “Following in the Footsteps of Successful Farmers,” 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. Keynote Brendon Rockey from the San Louis Valley will share his experience in weaning himself from chemical dependency on the farm. Dinner and beer 4-8 p.m. Details: 970-529-8368 or HighDesertCD.org.



First TuesdayDolores Mountain Quilters meeting, 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. The program for Oct. 4 is a lecture by Patricia Joy about “Let’s Talk About 20th Century Quilts.” Using a whole century of examples, Patty leads a lively discussion about quilts made and used in the 20th Century. Details: http://www.doloresmountainquilters.org or Sine Skags at 719-850-0923.



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



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.



Volunteer at the Dolores School Garden, 9-11 a.m. in June and July. Montezuma School to Farm project invites all families to learn gardening techniques, and take home produce. Details: Contact Megan Tallmadge, megantallmadge@centurytel.net



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



Dolores Public Library Storytime, at 10 a.m. throughout the year. Each Storytime will include stories, crafts, and more.



Every Thursday Oct. 6-Nov. 3Dolores Public Library screens award-winning films from Iran, France, India, Argentina, and Israel at 6 p.m., Oct. 6 - Nov. 3. For film titles and detailed schedule visit DoloresLibrary.org or call 882-4127.



Third and fourth ThursdayK9 Search & Rescue Team meets at the Dog House, 7:30 p.m., for training. Open to the public. Volunteers are needed for response, training, and administration. No dogs needed Details: 970-882-4746.



Every Sunday
Bring a classical instrument to the Dolores Public Library, and join the Sunday Strings group. Play with local musicians of varying skill levels. Group meets Sundays at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. Details: 882-4127 or Sheri.doloreslibrary@gmail.com



Mancos



Wednesday, Sept. 28Four Corners for Jill Stein meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mancos Public Library. Discuss how to increase awareness of and support for Jill’s presidential bid, Arn Menconi’s senatorial bid, and progressive measures on the November ballot. Details: Rich at rchrdmoser@yahoo.com.



Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2The Mancos Brewing Co. celebrates its second anniversary, with special beers and music. The Afrobeatniks Quartet plays at the Brewery on Saturday at 5 p.m., and the Charlie Milo Trio plays Sunday at 5 p.m.



Sunday, Oct. 2The Charlie Milo Trio plays at the Mancos Brewing Co., 5-8 p.m., in celebration of the brewery’s second anniversary.



Saturday, Oct. 8First Annual Pig Roast, a fundraiser for Mt. Lookout Grange, 3-6 p.m. Local food with beer from the Dolores River Brewery and Mancos Brewery. A live performance by the awesome Carute Roma band. Tickets are $25 at Zuma Natural Foods or from Jordan Lang, Betsy Harrison, Josh Horner, Craig Feigenbaum and Gretchen Groenke.



Sunday, Oct. 9The Mancos Colorado Days Association meets, 2 p.m. at the Mancos Community Center. The association is looking to form a committee and break away from the town of Mancos. Needed: People interested in forming the association.



Wednesday, Oct. 12Four Corners for Jill Stein meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mancos Public Library. Discuss how to increase awareness of and support for Jill’s presidential bid, Arn Menconi’s senatorial bid, and progressive measures on the November ballot. Details: Rich at rchrdmoser@yahoo.com.



Saturday, Oct. 15A benefit concert for Mancos Creative District, with special guests Afrobeatniks at the Mancos Opera House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Afrobeatniks at 7 p.m. and Todo Mundo at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door. Buy at www.brownpapertickets, Southwest Sound, Zuma Natural Foods. Food, beer and wine will be sold.



Wednesday, Oct. 26Four Corners for Jill Stein meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mancos Public Library. Discuss how to increase awareness of and support for Jill’s presidential bid, Arn Menconi’s senatorial bid, and progressive measures on the November ballot. Details: Rich at rchrdmoser@yahoo.com.



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



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



Second ThursdayA 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.



Second SundayThe 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.



Third MondayThe 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 WednesdayPlay video games at the Mancos Public Library, until 5 p.m.



Third FridayTeen Nights at the Mancos Public Library, 7–10 p.m. during the school year. Games on Wii, PS4, Xbox One and snacks.



Fourth ThursdayMonthly 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 ThursdayThe 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.



Last FridayGrand Summer Nights in Mancos, May 26, June 24, July 29, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. Free carriage rides and live music during summer.



Every TuesdayKnit 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.



Mancos School of the Wester writing workshop, with Suzanne Strazza, 6-7:30 p.m., April 12 through May 10, Mt. Lookout Grange



Every WednesdayYoga 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, Home-schoolers welcome.



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



Volunteer at the Mancos School Garden, 9-11 a.m. in June and July. Montezuma School to Farm project invites families to learn basic gardening techniques, and take home produce. Details: Erin Bohm, erinbohm@gmail.com.



Durango



Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct.2Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the second-oldest event of its kind, at the historic Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Box office for walk-in and will-call tickets open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily during the Gathering. Details: http://www.durangocowboypoetrygathering.org



Sunday, Oct. 2Apple Days, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave. in Durango. Join Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado for this free all-ages festival celebrating the apple harvest. Kids activities, fresh apple juice, pie-eating contest, local vendors, and live bands from Stillwater Music.