Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:25 AM
Aryelle Wright heads to the state championships in Lakewood on the heels of a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash and a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the Grand Junction Invitational.
The Cortez Public Library and Farm Bistro will host Denver-based author Ed Sealover on May 16 for a two-hour adventure into the robust and frothy world of Colorado beers.

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CortezWednesday, May 16Amazing Authors 2018 Tour, with beer guru Ed Sealover, 6-8 p.m. at The Farm Bistro, 34 W. Main St. A two-hour adventure into the robust and frothy world of Colorado beers. Free samples of beer. Appetizers by The Farm. Details: 970-565-8117.

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

One Colorado Safe Schools Webinar, on the experiences of LGBTQ+ students in schools and the laws, policies and practices that can improve their safety and inclusion, 4-5:15 p.m. at St. Barnabas (corner of North and Elm). Details: 970-565-7865.

Community Service Day Special, with tooth extraction, X-ray and anesthetic for $45 at Cortez Dental, Howard H. Pack, DMD, 43 W. Montezuma Ave. Appointments and details: 970-565-9569.

Police escort for Montezuma-Cortez track team, noon on Main Street. A send-off for team members heading to the state championships in Lakewood.

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.

Author, singer and songwriter Melanie Milburn reads her book “Time Out Chair Blues,” at the Cortez Public Library’s preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., 202 N. Park St. Copies of her book for sale. Details: 970-565-8117.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s planning session, 5:30 p.m., in the Mesa Verde Room at City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 15. RSVP for planning session to Jan at 970-565-197 or Elaine at 970-259-0122.

Friday, May 18

Live music with Rob Webster, 7–11 p.m., Blondie’s Trophy Room, 45 E. Main St. Rock music of all varieties and requests. Details:

Literary Fridays at the Library, with a slideshow tour of Iceland by Marian and Peter Rohman, 10 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. Details: 970-565-8117.

Saturday, May 19

Annual Dairy Goat Information Day, 10 a.m. to 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.

Colorado Public Lands Day cleanup, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., McPhee Reservoir marina. Take a daypack with water and snacks, and wear long pants, sturdy shoes and gloves. Students are welcome. Leave pets at home. SJMA will provide a light lunch. Details: 970-385-1310 or email

Cortez City Cleanup Day, 9 a.m., Parque de Vida pavilion. Volunteers wanted. Gloves, hat, bags, barbecue lunch provided. RSVP by May 12 at the Colorado Welcome Center at Main Street and Mildred Road or at the Cortez Rec Center or by emailing Details: Sandra Crow, 970-565-4048.

Wildflower walk at Hawkins Preserve, 9 a.m., 1490 S. Cedar St., to raise funds for the Cortez Cultural Center. Cost: $10 for nonmembers and $5 for members. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Details and reservations: 970-565-1511 or

Teri Helm and Midge Kirk present HerStory, “I Remember,” a retrospective of pioneer women from the area, at 7 p.m. at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Cost: $12 members $15 general. Details: Midge Kirk 970-560-2284,,

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.

Tuesday, May 22

Educational hike in Sand Canyon, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Three miles. Registration required at or 970-759-1170. Suggested donation: $10.

Friday, May 25

Karaoke and dance music with Mr. Soul, 8 p.m. to midnight, Blondie’s Trophy Room, 45 E. Main St. No cover. All ages welcome until 10 p.m. Details:

Saturday, June 2

Live music with Beth Lee & The Breakups, of Austin, 8 p.m., Blondie’s Trophy Room, 45 E. Main St. No cover. Details: 970-739-4944 and

Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen Tack and Equipment Consignment Sale, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 U.S. Highway 160. Saddles, tack, equipment, clothing, hats, boots, horse trailers and more. Sellers must check-in clean and usable items on June 1, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Details: Cindy 970-757-1035 or Jan 970-570-9139. Visit or email

Animal adoption event, held by Obe’s Angels Rescue, Denkai Animal Sanctuary, and Black Hat Humane Society, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., at JC Pets, 24 N. Madison St. JC Pets will offer 10 percent off dog food and supplies, and rescues will accept pet food donations. Balloons, T-shirts and stuffed animals for sale, to benefit dogs’ foster care. Details: 970-394-0387.

Wednesday, June 13

“Community Pride” 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” on Wednesday, June 13th at 6:30pm. Join us at St. Barnabas Church – 110 W. North St. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 970-565-7865.

Thursday, june 14

Cortez Integrated Healthcare training in suicide prevention, 3:30–5 p.m. in the Conference Room of Cortez Integrated Healthcare, 691 E. Empire St. QPR training – question, persuade, refer – is 90 minutes long and led by a behavioral health professional. Free. People age 16 or older may attend. Registration is required, and space is limited. Register at, or call Emily Galanto at, 970-749-3673.

Saturday, June 16

Games manager training, 8:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Learn to manage raffles and bingo from a Secretary of State rep, and how to get a certificate. Fee: $20. RSVP: 970-565-3557 or email

Through June

Current displays at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., are: Southwest Art League media, Beech Street Kindergarten, Dolores Mountain Quilters.

Wednesday, July 4

Cortez Burst Triathlon, 7 a.m., at the municipal pool. Adult, Youth and kids races available. Register at


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 St. 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 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: 970-565-8151.

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’s 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 conducts 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. 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 who play 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: 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. 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., at Montezuma Avenue and Chestnut Street. 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., 2 miles north on Road 25. All are welcome. Details: Larry, 970-565-4286.

DoloresSaturday, May 26

Craft festival, noon to 5 p.m., West View RV Resort, 12092 Colorado Highway 145. Nineteen booths and a variety of goods. Food, drinks and live music, noon to 4 p.m. Details:

Wednesday, June 6

“Summer on the River” series, at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., with music teacher Renita Conny and student performers at 7:30 p.m. and the movie “School of Rock” at 8:30 p.m. Details: 970-882-4217.

Wednesday, June 20

“Summer on the River” series, at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., with Glenn Smith’s bluegrass performance at 7:30 p.m. and the movie “Sing” at 8:30 p.m. Details: 970-882-4217.

Wednesday, July 11

“Summer on the River” series, at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., with Aloha Club’s ukulele performance at 7:30 p.m. and the movie “Moana” at 8:30 p.m. Details: 970-882-4217.

Wednesday, July 25

“Summer on the River” series, at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., with Blue Canyon Jazz at 7:30 p.m. and the movie “La La Land” at 8:30 p.m. Details: 970-882-4217.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Four Corners Lecture Series “Space Flight: The Ultimate Camping Trip,” with astronaut Rick Hieb, 7 p.m., Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. Travel virtually with 3-time space shuttle astronaut as he shares his experiences in space. Free. Details: 970-882-5635.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Four Corners Lecture Series “Traditional Cultural Properties and the Hopi Model of Cultural Preservation,” with Stewart Koyiyumptewa, 7 p.m., Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. A presentation on projects at the Hopi Tribe’s Cultural Preservation Office. Free. Details: 970-882-5635.

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. Details: 970-882-4127.

The Big Picture Tour, 11 a.m., May 3-Oct. 11, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. About 30-45 minutes long and encompassing the high points of the Canyons of the main gallery. Free with $3/person (for ages 18 & up) admission to museum. America the Beautiful National Park & Public Lands passes accepted. Details: 970-882-5635.

Behind the Scenes Curation Tour, 2 p.m., through Oct. 25, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. Ages 10 and up. Reservations encouraged. Arrive 10 minutes early. Free with $3/person museum admission. America the Beautiful National Park & Public Lands passes accepted. Details and reservations: 970-882-5600.

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.

Every Saturday

Totems, Towers, and Other a-MAZE-ing Coincidences, 11 a.m., June 2 - Sept. 1, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. Explore the similarities between European and Southwestern cultures 1,000-2,000 years ago. Free with $3/person, (ages 18 and up) museum admission. America the Beautiful National Parks & Public Lands passes accepted. Details: 970-882-5635.

Every Sunday

Ask a Ranger, 11 a.m., June 3 - Aug. 26, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. Learn about Ancestral Puebloan weaving, culture, language, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument wildlife, astronomy and more. Topics change weekly. Free with $3/person (ages 18 and up) museum admission. America the Beautiful National Parks & Public Lands passes accepted. Details: 970-882-5635.

MancosSunday, 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:

Saturday, May 26

The Navahopi Show, 4-7 p.m., featuring Kachina Carvers Dennis Ross and Harry Bert, Kilgore American Indian Art, 100 W. Grand Ave. Live pottery demonstrations by Ida and Nyla Sahmie. Details: 970-533-9138.

Saturday, June 2

Verbena – a Place for Miracles, 2-5 p.m., Mancos United Methodist Church, featuring Rosa Sabido, and marking her first year in sanctuary. Singing, music, poetry. Details: 970-759-6606 and

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, 4 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; 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 Mount Lookout Grange. Call 847-819-2039.

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

FarmingtonMonday-Thursday, June 4-7

Vacation Bible School Pool Party, 8 a.m. to noon, at Cross Roads Community Church, 2400 N. Butler. Ages prekindergarten to fifth grade. Fun, snacks, crafts, games, music, Bible lessons. Details: Cross Roads Community Church, 970-325-2600.

DurangoThursday, May 17

The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen’s monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at the Florida Grange on Highway 172, ½ mile south of Elmore’s Corner. Dr. Dennis O’Brien will give a presentation called Preparing the Sport Horse for Competition. Details: or contact Julie Figg, chapter president, at 970-442-0575 or

Friday, May 18

“Equal Means Equal,” a film documenting state ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and CEDAW, and focusing on 10 areas of discrimination, 6:30 p.m., Durango Public Library. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Details: 970-259-5845

Saturday, May 19

Old Growth Ponderosa Pine Hike, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., up the Jones Creek Trail in the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area. Learn about the evolution of old-growth forests and fire ecology on this 3- to 4-mile moderately difficult round-trip hike. Bring lunch, water and hiking shoes. Suggested donation: $10. To sign up: email or call 970-759-1170.