Community Calendar

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Cortez



Monday, Aug. 29Free Small Claims clinic for money cases under $7,500, at 3:30 p.m. at 601 N. Mildred Road. No registration is required. Details: Donna at 970-565-7580.



Tuesday, Aug. 30Live hip hop with Count Bass D, Windchill, Nieve, Proximity and more, 9 p.m. at Blondie’s. Cover charge: $5. Age: 21 plus. Details: 970-739-4944.



Wednesday, Aug. 31The deadline to pay 2015 mobile home and personal property taxes before they are published, 3 p.m. Questions? Call Sherry Dyess, Montezuma County Treasurer, at 970-565-7550.



Thursday, Sept. 1Southwest Open School’s Fall Intensive Gallery Day, a celebration of learning and achievement, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at Lifeway Baptist Church, 601 N. Dolores Road. Details: 565-1150.



Friday-Sunday, Sept. 2-5Montelores Catholic Community Annual rummage sale, starting at 8 a.m. in the Cortez Plaza, 2240 S. Main St., in the old Aaron’s Store. Closing early at noon on Monday. Books, clothing, linens, housewares, crafts, tools, etc.



Saturday, Sept. 3The 8-mile Gold King Mine Spill Resilience Run/Walk II, 6:30 p.m. at mile marker 31 on U.S. Highway 64, just west of Tsédaak’áán (Hogback). The run ends at the Shiprock Nizhoni Park. Free. Contact: Chili Yazzie at chili_yazzie@hotmail.com or Karilyn Haozous at walkings1@hotmail.com.



Saturday, Sept. 10Local author Anna Redsand reads from new memoir, “To Drink from the Silver Cup: From Faith Through Exile and Beyond,” at 7 p.m. at the San Juan Coffee Co., 4 E. Main St. An open discussion will follow the reading.



Sunday, Sept. 11The Mancos Fall Harvest Festival, Grand Ave. at Main St. Bring tables and chairs for the potluck meal. Setup begins at 4:30 p.m., costume judging at 5 p.m. and meal at 5:30 p.m. Prizes for male and female costumes depicting pre-1900, 1901-1940, and 1941-2000. Kids activities at the Mancos Library. Details: Linda Simmons at mixteca4@gmail.com or Rena Wilson at sundance@rmi.net



Monday, Sept. 12The documentary film “Paper Tigers,” 7 p.m. at the Sunflower Theatre. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. A year in the life of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Washington, and its issues of truancy, behavioral problems and substance abuse. Presented by the Cortez Public Library and Sunflower Theatre. Admission: $5 donation.



The 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. Lunch is provided, so RSVP to Vangi McCoy by calling 970-749-7017.



Saturday, Sept. 1018th Annual Harvest Beer Festival and “Super Silent Auction,” 4-9 p.m. at Parque de Vida in Cortez, Thirteen 13 brewers and a cidery, live music with The Lawn Chair Kings and Last Nickel and great local food vendors. Discount tickets available at www.montezumaland.org



Thursday, Sept. 15For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s monthly Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Discussion will include the group’s finances, pet assistance programs, our Fall Yard Sale and Pet Vaccination Clinic. All are welcome! Details: (970) 565-PETS/7387.



Friday, Sept. 16Navajo Taco Dinner and Flag Retirement Ceremony, sponsored by American Legion Post 75, American Legion Hall 320 N. Harrison. Dinner at 5-7 p.m., flag retirement at 7 p.m. Donation: $5.



Saturday, Sept. 17Four Corners Square Dancers begin lessons, 6:30 p.m. at Kemper Elementary School, then dance the first and third Saturdays of each month. Details: 565-4033, 749-9682 or 565-9836.



Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 22-24For 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. 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2-6 p.m. Call for early donation times and large item pickups: 970-565-PETS/7387.



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.



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.”



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. Strange Games on July 14 and July 16; Soup Spectacular on July 21 and July 23; Pea Pod Pandemonium on July 28 and July 30. 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.



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.



Restoration Bible Study Series, 6:30 p.m. at 1509 Colorado 145. A look into Hebrew roots and insights of the Gospel. ECBY, Tree of Life In‘Jesus, teaching, praise and worship. 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



Thursday, Sept. 8Music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps, with Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson, 2 p.m. at the Dolores Public Library. Among the CCC’s accomplishments: construction Rocky Mountain National Park, the Colorado National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Free.



Saturday, Sept. 17Dolores Public Library’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, 1-4 p.m. in the library parking lot. Free food, live music, library tours to celebrate 60 years of Dolores Public Library. Free. Details: 882-4127



First TuesdayDolores Mountain Quilters meeting, 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. The program for Aug. 2 will be time to finalize Quilt Show details. Quilt Show is Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27. There will also be a potluck luncheon. Guests and visitors are welcome. Info: doloresmountainquilters.org or 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.



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



Tuesday, Sept. 6Find Your Medicine in the Cards, 6-8 p.m., Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave., with Julia Hesse and Jan Wright. Learn about combining the wisdom of both tarot cards and the Hands of the Ancient Medicine Cards (designed by Jan) in a unique divination process. Bring your own decks if you have them. Details: insight@juliahesse.com or 570-9323.



Wednesday, Sept. 7“The CCC Boys of Colorado: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps,” 6 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the library and the Mancos Historical Society. Details: http://www.mancoslibrary.org.



Friday-Monday, Sept. 23-2512th Annual Mancos Valley Balloon and Art Festival, with launches from Boyle Park at 6:45 a.m. each morning. Weather Permitting. The Balloon Festival is seeking volunteers to help crew the balloon flights each day. Contact Bobbi Black at 970-560-0203.



Sunday, Sept. 24The Annual Art Festival takes place on Grand Avenue, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. If you would like to be a vendor, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 970-533-7434.



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