Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 8:47 PM
Saturday, May 5

Annual Geer Park Trail Maintenance Day and Barbecue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join the Montezuma Land Conservancy, city of Cortez and SWCCA for a trail maintenance day. Tools, barbecue and beverages provided. Bring your work gloves. Details: 970-565-1664.

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CortezSaturday, April 28

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s spring low-cost pet 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 $15 for rabies only. A portion of each vaccine package will be donated to For Pets’ Sake. Info: 970-565-PETS(7387).

FireWise Fundraiser, 1-9 p.m., at Mancos Brewing Co. Three live dance bands, food and beverages, silent auction, Living with Wildfire booths. Live auction at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds support FireWise of Montezuma County. Details: or 970-364-3473.

RENEW holds a “Spice Up Your Spring” Chili Cook-off, 5-8 p.m. at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Details: 970-565-4886.

Tuesday, May 1

Application deadline for Four Corners Master of Social Work degree program, by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Reduced tuition for two-year program. Classes on Fridays and Saturdays in Durango. Liberal arts degree required. Details: Wanda Ellingson at 970-247-9773 or email

Montezuma County Senior Center chili lunch and yard sale, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 107 North Chestnut St. A bowl of chili, slice of cornbread, a drink and dessert is $5. Proceeds go toward Montezuma County Seniors matching funds from the program that helps Meals on Wheel and Congregate Meals serve the county.

The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society presents Blythe Morrison, 7 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St., to discuss “The Flocks of Houck: An Investigation of Ancient Turkeys in Northeastern Arizona.” Details: Kari Schleher at 505-269-4475.

Wednesday, May 2

Making Science Fun, Oral Health for Kids with Kari Plante of SJBPH, 11 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. Details: 970-565-8117.

Thursday, May 3

National Day of Prayer service in City Park, 6 p.m., hosted in part by Lighthouse Baptist Church. Church and government officials will participate. Details: 970-565-9302.

Friday, May 4

The Over-the-Hill-Gang hosts a car cruise, 5-8 p.m. Meet at Burger Boy, 400 E. Main St. Details: 970-560-1891.

Saturday, May 5

Annual Geer Park Trail Maintenance Day and Barbecue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join the Montezuma Land Conservancy, city of Cortez and SWCCA for a trail maintenance day. Tools, barbecue and beverages provided. Bring work gloves. Details: 970-565-1664.

Wednesday, May 9

Chasing Clouds of Confusion, 7 p.m., Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St. Presented by Bob Doyle, director of lung health programs at the American Lung Association in Colorado.

Thursday, May 10

Annual Cortez United Methodist Women luncheon, noon, First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. The speaker is Pastor Craig Paschal from the Mancos United Methodist Church, which has given sanctuary to Rosa Sabido for nearly a year. Hear about the effects on the community and his ministry. He has spoken in Congress for legislation that would permit Rosa Sabido to remain in the U.S. Free. RSVP by May 7 to Eleanor Kuhl, 970-564-0708.

Friday, May 11

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Mother’s Day Bake Sale, 3-6 p.m. at the north entrance to City Market. Bakers can drop off their goodies starting at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Early drop-offs can be made at NetForcePC (on Main near Safeway) on Thursday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bake, buy or donate and help local pets. Details: Janet at 970-533-4042.

“Songs of the Frontier,” a spring concert by the Southwest Singers, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. Choral music that evokes our frontier past. Free. Light refreshments afterward. Details: 970-564-1576.

Saturday, May 12

“Songs of the Frontier,” a spring concert by the Southwest Singers, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. Choral music that evokes our frontier past. Free. Light refreshments afterward. Details: 564-1576.

Tuesday, May 15

“How Can We Repair Our Torn Social Fabric in This Era of Hyper-Partisanship?” 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. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 970-565-7865.

Wednesday, may 16

Making Science Fun, with a meet-and-greet with pediatrician Dr. John Pearsall, 5 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. Details: 970-565-8117.

Thursday, May 17

For 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, fundraising efforts and upcoming membership drive. All are welcome. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.

Saturday, May 19

Annual Dairy Goat Information Day, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at 20198 County Road P, presented by the Four Corners Dairy Goat Breeders. Advice and demonstrations about raising and caring for dairy goats. Some animals and equipment may be for sale. Details: Jeanette at 970-565-9065.

Free sidewalk tours of downtown Cortez, as part of Cortez Historic Preservation Day, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. starting at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. HerStory will present “I Remember,” a retrospective of local pioneer women, at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center. Sign up for tours at the Cultural Center or call 970-565-1151.

Sunday, May 20

An evening of classical music by local performers, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. Free. Donations will be accepted. Details: Joe Curry, 970-903-4672.


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

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

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

First Monday

The Cortez Emblem Club 261 meets, 5:30 p.m., the Cortez Elks Lodge. For details and to confirm, call President Judi Lichliter at 970-565-7370.

The Montelores Early Childhood Council’s monthly luncheon, 11:45 a.m., in downstairs meeting room 110, in the Johnson Building, 925 S. Broadway. Public is invited. RSVP for lunch to Vangi McCoy, 970-749-7017. Bring your beverage.

Cowboy Church potluck dinner, 6 p.m., followed by music by the Stagecoach Band and a message by Pastor Mark Baker, 7 p.m., Lewis Arriola Community Center, 8 miles north of Cortez and west on Road S off U.S. Highway 491. Fellowship with music and a message. Details: 970-565-4194.

First Tuesday

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

The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meet, 7 p.m., the Southwest Memorial Physicians building, 20 S. Market St. Details: 970-882-4255 or

First Wednesday

Diabetes support group meets, 3:30–5 p.m., 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. Details: Laura White, RD, 970-564-2276.

Montezuma County Democratic Women meet, 11:30 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: Tulli Kerstetter,

First Thursday

Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Jan Gardner at or call 970-565-2197.

Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group meets, 5-6:30 p.m., Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Share ideas and exchange information. Free. Details: Laura White, 970-564-2276.

First Thursday

Montezuma County Democrats meet, at The People’s Place, 215 E. Main St. All are welcome. Details: 970-516-1693.

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 Road. 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 Wednesday

Be surrounded by the sense of Mystery during Evensong, contemplative, candlelit, chanted evening meditation, 7 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 970-565-7865.

First and Third Saturday

Four Corners Square Dancers dance, 6:30 p.m., Kemper Elementary School. Details: 970-739-3385, 970-749-9682, 970-565-9836.

Second Tuesday

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

The Montezuma County Historical Society meets for a no-host luncheon, 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Call Ann Wilson Brown at 565-2747 for the meeting place.

Second and Fourth Tuesday

Mayor’s Office Hours, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Mesa Verde Room at Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave.

Second Wednesday

Montezuma County Hospital District monthly board of directors meets, 6-8 p.m. Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Public is welcome. Details: 970-564-2146.

Second Thursday

The Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets, 7 p.m. at various locations. Beginners and experts welcome. Details: Tom, 970-882-7360.

Montezuma County Republican Women meet, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse at Veach and Main streets. All are welcome. Details: Rosemarie Beall, 970-564-1576.

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 at Details: 303-588-2695.

Free Supermarket Tours, noon to 1 p.m. A dietitian from Southwest Health System will conduct a free supermarket tour to help explain food labels, healthy choices, food budgets. Space is limited. Call 970-564-2275 for the store location and to register.

Fourth Tuesday

The 4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets, 11:30 a.m. for lunch and social at the Shiloh Steakhouse. The meeting begins at noon. Details: Visit the club’s Facebook page, @4CornersRW, or call Jan at 970-560-2197.

Last Tuesday

Free Family Law Post-order clinic, 4-7 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. One-on-one consulting on how to change or restrict parenting time, change or collect child support, relocate with children. Email or call 800-521-6968.

Fourth Saturday

The Cortez Beading Guild meets, noon in the Cortez Public Library conference room, 202 N. Park St. All skill levels and talents welcome. Details: 970-529-0149.

Every Monday

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 or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or email

Trivia, 7 p.m. at Blondie’s, 45 E. Main St.

Four Corners Community Band practice, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Market and North streets. Musicians playing at least at the high school level are welcome. Email or visit “Four Corners Community Band” on Facebook. The band is supported in part by Onward! A Legacy Foundation and by the city of Cortez.

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

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

Every Tuesday

The Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the American Legion building, 420 N. Harrison St.

The Cortez Public Library’s Family Entertainment Series, 2 p.m., 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117.

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

Bridge players needed, 1:30 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 305 S. Washington St. Everyone is invited, entry level and up. Mentors welcome. Details: 970-565-6088 or 565-7024.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Master’s Swimming Group with Mesa Verde Aquatics Club, 6-7:30 a.m. Swim with coach Kevin Ketterer at the Cortez Rec Center. All levels welcome. Entry fee at rec center and $35 a month to MVAC.

Tai chi class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Cortez Rec Center, 425 Roger Smith Ave. Exercise for strength and health. Cost: $4. Details: instructor Donna Hicks, 970-564-4080 or 435-705-3412,

Every Wednesday

Sitting in the quiet, meditation, contemplation, centering prayer, 12:15–12:45 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 970-565-7865.

Karaoke at Blondie’s Trophy Room, 8 p.m. to midnight. Details: 970-739-4944.

Every Thursday

Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Older children may join for a craft at 11:15 a.m. Topics for May: Favorite Author-Illustrator Margret Rey, May 3; Mother’s Day, May 10; Time Out Chair Blues with singer-songwriter Melanie Milburn, May 17; Pets, May 24; Turtle & Tortoise, May 31. Details: 970-565-8117.

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

The Montezuma County Senior Center senior dance, 7-9 p.m., 107 N. Chestnut St. Details: Nita Warner, 970-565-9855.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meetings, 8 p.m. at the Cortez Dental office, 43 W. Montezuma Ave. (corner of Montezuma and Chestnut). Details: 970-799-2183.

Every Friday

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-882-4369.

Genesis Study utilizing Chuck Misler’s Genesis Commentary, 6:30 p.m. at Tree of Life In’Jesus, 1509 Colorado Highway 145. Ongoing discussion, praise and worship after. Workbook and notes are optional. Details: 970-562-6311.

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, 12-step program at Rock Springs Church campus, U.S. Highway 160, 2 miles east of the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. CR Café at 6-7 p.m., large learning group, 7-8 p.m., open share 8-9 p.m. Child care is provided.

Every Saturday

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

Every Sunday

The Unitarian Universalists, 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., 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, 970-565-4286.

DoloresFriday-Sunday April 27-29

Food Justice Symposium, 6 p.m., Sophia Retreat and Event Center, 19581 County Road 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Community members address racism in the food system in the Four Corners Region. Tickets: $25 at the door. Details:

Saturday, April 28

The Dolores Public Library’s annual Cookbook Exchange, noon to 2 p.m., at 1002 Railroad Ave. Snacks will be provided. Details: 970-882-4127.

Saturday, May 5

Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen’s annual poker ride, 8 a.m., Sage Hen area north of McPhee Reservoir. Lunch after ride. Details: or email Call Wayne Schaaf at 970-964-1904 or Ted Saunders at 970-565- 7739.

Saturday, May 12

The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County meets, 8:45 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant. The speaker will be JoDee Powers of the Montezuma Community Economic Development Association. She will discuss economic development in Montezuma County. Open to the public.

First Tuesday

Dolores Mountain Quilters meet, 10 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Guests and visitors are welcome. Details: or Judy Bryan at 970-739-9994.

Third Thursday

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

Third and Fourth Thursday

K9 Search & Rescue Team meets at the Dog House, 7:30 p.m., for training. Open to the public. Volunteers needed for response, training, administration. No dogs needed. Details: 970-882-4746.

Third Saturday

Christian Motorcycle Association Cortez Chapter, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Montezuma Mexican Restaurant, 18396 Colorado Highway 145. Details: Steve Reed, 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.

Every Tuesday

Bright Babies, at 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Infants and their caregivers are invited to a 30-minute program with stories, sensory play and signs. Details: 882-4127 or

Technology/software help with Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. Free at 2-5 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 970-882-4127.

Civil Air Patrol Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron meets, 6:30–8:30 p.m., at K9 Search and Rescue in Dolores. Details: 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.

Storytime program, 10-10:30 a.m., at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. A half-hour of storytelling, interactive songs, snack and a fun theme-based activity for preschoolers and their caregivers. Details: 970-882-4127.

Every Thursday

Tutorial Thursday, 2 p.m. at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Learn a new tech skill every Thursday with other beginners in this weekly class. Details: 970-882-4127

Every Friday

Preschool Storytime, Preschool children and caregivers are invited to storytime, 10 a.m. in the Dolores Public Library meeting room, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: or 970-882-4127.

MancosSaturday, April 28

FireWise Fundraiser, 1-9 p.m., at Mancos Brewing Co. Three live dance bands, food and beverage, silent auction, Living with Wildfire booths. Live auction at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds support FireWise of Montezuma County. Details: or 970-364-3473.

HerStory presents “I Remember,” a retrospective of pioneer women from this area, 7 p.m., at the Mancos Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 470 W. Grand Ave. Benefits Rosa Sabido, who is in sanctuary at the church. Suggested donation: $10.

Sunday, May 20

The Mancos Bloom fundraiser, 3-7 p.m. at the Mount Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave. Family-friendly event features local food including burgers, brats, salad and kraut; local drinks from the Mancos Brewing Co., Dolores River Brewery and Fenceline cider, and wine. Local music from The String Theory and Kevin Frazier and Hurricane Jake. Activities such as yard games, kids’ art, crafts and a May pole dance. Details:

First Thursday

The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 and Auxiliary meets, 7 p.m., 136 Grand Ave. Information: Cmdr. Rick Rohsner, 970-560-3655; Auxiliary President Beverly Humiston-Scott, 970-759-1332. The VFW meets at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St.

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

First Thursday

Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 5 p.m. at Mancos Valley Visitor Center, 101 E Bauer Ave. Public welcome. Details: 970-533-7434.

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. Snacks provided. Details and schedule: 970-533-7600.

Fourth Thursday

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

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 or call 970-533-7600, ext. 206; or email

Kids Storytime at the Mancos Public Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A bilingual, seasonal storytime 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.

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

FarmingtonThursday-Sunday, May 17-20

Durango Kennel Club AKC dog show, McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds. Over 600 dogs will compete for the coveted Best in Show trophy. Agility and Obedience dogs also will compete as well as puppies. Trick dog testing available. Free admission. Details:

DurangoThursday, May 3

National Day of Prayer to “Pray for America – Pray for Unity,” noon to 12:45 p.m., at Rotary Park, 1565 E. Second Ave. Bring a picnic lunch and join others in prayer and song for our nation and people. Details: 970-385-2975.