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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.
Join the Montelores Early Childhood Council for Halloween fun, 5:50-7 p.m., 925 S. Broadway, Room 110. Costumes are welcome. Fun, activities and dinner for free. RSVP at 970-564-3211 or email@example.com.
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 21-23Self-care Training Level One: The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, Desert Willow Wellness, 321 North St. Workshop taught by Janneli Miler provides holistic approaches to self-care and a review of anatomy and physiology. CEU’s available for massage, acupuncture and midwifery. Register at www.arvigotherapy.com or (603) 588-2571. Details: (970) 275-1590.
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. 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.
New Movie Debut of “The Atheist Delusion,” 5 p.m., Baptist Chapel, ECBY 1509 Hwy 145. Produced by Ray Comfort film and Ken Ham. Answers in Genesis.
Wednesday, Oct. 26The La Plata County Economic Development Alliance’s Economic Summit conference, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Three keynote presenters and opportunities to network with professionals. Details: 970-259-1700 or go to http://yeslpc.com/ for more information and to register. Cost is $60 per attendee.
Saturday, Oct. 29For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Halloween Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the north entrance to City Market in Cortez. Bakers can drop off goodies starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Early drop-offs can be made at NetForcePC (Main Street near Safeway) on Friday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bake, buy or donate and help local pets. Details: Janet at 970-533-4042.
The Piñon Project Spooktacular 5K Fun Run/Walk, 9-11 a.m., The Piñon Project at 212 W. Montezuma Ave. Registration fees are $30 for an adult, and $15 for 12 years of age and under. Register at www.pinonproject.org. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-564-1195.
Tip your firefighters fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JFargos, 1209 E. Main St. Cortez firefighters serve diners, for tips. Tour fire trucks, get a free fire helmet and bags with safety items for trick or treating. Wear a costume and win a free mini-ice cream cone. Trunk or treat event from 5-7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31Evangel Assembly Fall Festival, 6-8 p.m., Evangel Assembly, 209 W. Fifth St. Food and prizes. Free. Details: 565-4198.
Through OctoberCurrent displays at the Cortez Public Library are, Justin Dodson’s acrylic paintings, a bird art collection, a miniature clock collection, and Dolores Mountain quilters’ quilts. The library is at 202 N. Park St., 970-565-8117.
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 email@example.com.
“How Do We Maintain Hope In Today’s World?” 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., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 565-7865.
The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society present Gail LaDage, 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 Park St., to discuss “The Pictured Cliffs: A Return to Waterflow.” Gail discusses some of the 4,000 petroglyphs that are part of the Pictured Cliffs site, near Farmington Details: 505-269-4475.
Saturday, Nov. 5The fifth annual 4-H Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The event is geared to families and includes projects offered by 4-H, including cake and cookie decorating, rocket launches, archery, live animals, and other demonstrations. The 4-H clubs are taking youth member and adult volunteer enrollment through December for the 2017 program year. Details: https://colorado.4honline.com or 970--565-3123.
Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 320 S. Washington St. Foods for sale, including pie and coffee; soup, pie and beverage; and baked goods, jams, jellies and crafts.
Holiday Festival, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. in Cortez. Authentic Navajo Tacos for $8 including a drink and dessert. Also: baked goods, candy, needlecraft, toys, gifts, ornaments, and holiday decorations. Pie and coffee starting at 9 a.m. Benefits the mission budget of the United Methodist Women. Details: 970-564-0708.
Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 5-6Chris Johnston from History Colorado presents the Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification course, “Archaeological Laboratory Techniques” at the Anasazi Heritage Center. $12 fee to cover course materials. Sponsored by the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society. Register: Tom Pittenger 928-606-2550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Nov. 7The Montelores Early Childhood Council holds its monthly luncheon meeting, 11:45 a.m., in downstairs meeting room 110, in the Johnson Building, 925 South Broadway. The public is invited. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to Vangi McCoy at 970-749-7017.
Wednesday, Nov. 9Madison House Navajo Taco fundraiser, with pickup or delivery 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 120 S. Madison St. Navajo tacos and cheesecake. Call by Nov. 7 to order.
Monday, Nov. 14The Cortez Public Library and Sunflower Theatre show the documentary film “Landfill Harmonic,” 7 p.m. at the Sunflower Theatre. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.
Monday, Nov. 21Free Eviction Clinic for Landlords and Tenants, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Justice Building, 601 N. Mildred Road. No registration is required. Details: Donna at 970-565-7580.
Thursday, Nov. 24For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Cortez Turkey Trot fundraiser, with registration at 9 a.m. at the Parque de Vida Pavilion near the Cortez Rec Center. One-mile fun walk/run begins at 10 a.m.; $20 entry fee includes T-shirt and the chance to win prizes. Costumes encouraged. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Sunday, Dec. 4The fifth annual Messiah Sing-in, 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St., Cortez. Details: Patricia Faulkner at 970-564-9458.
Wednesday, Dec. 7Montezuma County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 invite veterans to a luncheon and certificate presentation, 1-3 p.m. at the Montezuma County Annex, 107 N. Chestnut. Certificates for service will be given or the following conflicts: Dominican Republic 1965; Lebanon 1982; Panama 1989; Gulf War 1991. A luncheon will be provided in your honor. RSVP no later than Nov. 15. Details: 970-739-6270.
Sunday, Dec. 11The Cortez Elks Lodge’s annual Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. Santa Claus leaves the building. Booth spaces are available for $30. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude after Santa Claus leaves the building. Details: Sally at 970-739-0616. Proceeds from booth sales go to scholarships, food baskets and the Angel Tree, and the veterans program.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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.
Embrace Grace, a free support group for pregnant women of all ages, 6:30 p.m. at Community of Believers church, 23826 County Road G. Details: Debbie at 970-739-2344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or email email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, email@example.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: Pumpkins, Oct. 20; Mustaches, Oct. 27. Songs, stories, crafts and silliness. Details: 970-565-8117.
Raising 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 November: Bears, Nov. 3; Veterans Day, Nov. 10; Thanksgiving, Nov. 17. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 17-18Dolores Student-Run Restaurants, with lunch Monday and Tuesday at 1–2:30 p.m. and breakfast on Tuesday at 9:15-10:45 a.m. Dolores third-graders invite community members to attend their restaurants at the Dolores River Campground, in support of the Dolores School Garden. Students gain real-life restaurant experience.
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 25Bingo night at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. A light supper starts at 6:30 p.m., a $5 donation, followed by Bingo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Dolores Rotary Club. Proceeds help support National History Day. Details: Denis Boon at 970-560-0404.
Saturday, Nov. 12The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County meet, 9 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant. The speaker will be Zoe Nelson, director of the Montezuma School to Farm Project, who will give updates on the project’s past year. Open to the public.
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo night at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. A light supper starts at 6:30 p.m. for a $5 donation, followed by bingo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Dolores Rotary Club. The schedule and benefactors: Nov. 29, National History Day; Jan. 31, Destination Imagination; Feb. 28, Disabled Veterans (DAV); March 28, Operation Graduation; April 25, Dolores Community Center. Details: Denis Boon at 970-560-0404.
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.email@example.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.
Sunday, Oct. 16An Open Mic night will take place at Mancos Brewing Co., 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18Free adult computer class on email account basics, 12:30-2 p.m. Create an email account and learn how to manage attachments. Laptops are provided. Space is limited. Sign up by calling the library, 970-533-7600.
Thursday, Oct. 20Free adult computer class on Beginning Microsoft Excel, 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to create a spreadsheet; enter, edit, and format data; and how to use basic formulas. Laptops are provided. Space is limited. Sign up by calling the library, 970-533-7600.
Friday, Oct. 21Delaney Davis plays at Mancos Brewing Co., 6-9 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 28The Mancos Public Library plans an all-ages night of open-mic poetry, for all ages, 6:30-8 p.m. Time is reserved early in the program for younger children to read or recite their favorite poems, so parents won’t keep them out too late. Registration is not required.
Monday, Oct. 31Halloween Party, 5-6 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library. Mystery boxes, face painting, mystery boxes, and homemade chili. A great way to start a spooktacular evening.
Saturday, Nov. 5Annual Turkey Shoot, 9:30 a.m. at the Simmons gravel pit, 2 miles west of Mancos on U.S. 160. Sponsored by the Mancos Valley Historical Society and Dolores State Bank The prize for each relay is a free turkey. Only 10-gauge shotguns will be used. Shooters under 18 can shoot must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Benefits planned new historical museums.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.