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CortezWednesday, July 18
Magician Michael Casey performs, 2 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free.
Thursday, July 19
Tween Summer Movie, “The Princess Bride,” 2:30 p.m., the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-564-4073.
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, 2018-19 membership drive and Wine Fest fundraiser on July 21st. All are welcome. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Live rap music from Phoenix with Mister Riot, OHM, DeeJay Psycho Pat, Kron Jeremy (Albuquerque), and Jot Scripts (Durango), 9 p.m. Blondie’s Trophy Room, 45 E. Main St. No cover. Details: 970-739-4944.
Friday, July 20
Musician Michael Casey performs, 2 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free.
Live music with Rob Webster, 7 p.m., at Blondie’s Trophy Room, 45 E. Main St. Details: www.robwebstermusic.com.
Saturday, July 21
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s annual Summer Wine Festival, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Cliffrose Garden Center just east of Cortez at 27885 U.S. Highway 160. Wines from Liquid Assets and Guy Drew Vineyards, beer from WildEdge Brewing Collective, music by Terry Wells and Friends, desserts by assorted suppliers. Tickets: $25 per person, available at Cliffrose and at the door. Details: For Pets’ Sake at 970-565-PETS/7387.
Monday-Friday, July 23-27
Sky Vision Camp Create, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Towaoc education building. Free for youths ages 8-14. Lunch and snacks provided. A special field trip planned for Thursday. Details: Chris Morales at 970-946-3024, Bluemesachristine99@gmail.com, Towaoc Education or first day of camp. Sign up early. Space is limited.
Thursday, July 26
Tween Summer Movie, “Shrek 2,” 2:30 p.m., the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-564-4073.
Friday, July 27
A reunion for past and present Mesa Verde employees, 3 p.m. at the Rec Hall at Mesa Verde National Park. Bring a dish to share, BYOB, and bring your own lawn chair. Details: 970-882-1234, 970-759-4658, 970-560-9984.
Live music with Dave Mensch, 7 p.m., at Blondie’s Trophy Room, 45 E. Main St.
Annual Membership Drive for For Pets’ Sake Humane Society, an all-volunteer nonprofit group working to improve the lives of pets in Montezuma and Dolores Counties. Find Membership Packets at the Cortez Public Library or email email@example.com or call 970-565-PETS/7387.
Thursday, Aug. 2
Tween Summer Movie, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules,” 2:30 p.m., the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-564-4073.
Meet-and-greet with Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance, 8-10 a.m., at the Spruce Tree Expresso House, 318 E. Main St. Meet-and-greet with Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance. Sharon King has donated a carafe of coffee. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane McBride at 970-560-1643.
Thursday, Aug. 9
Tween Summer Movie, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” 2:30 p.m., the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-564-4073.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
Montezuma School to Farm Project’s annual school garden training, in Cortez. Learn how to grow food, including planning a seasonal calendar, managing yields, strategies and best practices. Register at montezumaschooltofarm.org before July 27. Cost is $45 per day or $70 for both days. Details: email email@example.com.
Thursday, Aug. 16
Montezuma School to Farm Project’s annual school garden training, in Cortez. Learn how to teach others to grow food. Register at montezumaschooltofarm.org before July 27. Cost is $45 per day or $70 for both days. Details: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tween Summer Movie, “Percy Jackson : Sea of Monsters,” 2:30 p.m., the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-564-4073.
Tuesday, Aug. 21
Join Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance for Trivia Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., at Wild Edge Brewing Collective, 111 N. Market St. The topic: SCCA, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and the Visitor Center and Museum. Details: Email email@example.com or Diane McBride at 970-560-1643.
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.
The Cortez Emblem Club 261 meets, 5:30 p.m. at 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.
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 mesaverdehorsemen.com.
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., The People’s Place, 215 E. Main St. Details: Tulli Kerstetter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Jan Gardner at email@example.com 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.
Montezuma County Democrats meet, at The People’s Place, 215 E. Main St. All are welcome. Details: 970-516-1693.
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 Saturday
Four Corners Square Dancers dance, 6:30 p.m., Kemper Elementary School. Details: 970-739-3385, 970-749-9682, 970-565-9836.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Compassionate Friends Four Corners Chapter, for Families Following the Death of a Child, 7 p.m., Hospice Building, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Use kitchen entrance. Call Cherie at 970-565-6480 or Debbie at 970-565-4732.
Books ’n’ Brews, a free-range book club, 6:30 p.m., at WildEdge Brewing Collective, 111 N. Market St. No assigned books, just show up and share a recent favorite book, and have a brew. The first meeting is June 20. Held by the Cortez Public Library and WildEdge. Details: Eric Ikenouye, 970-564-4072.
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Call 970-565-3414.
Caregiver/advocate support group for caregivers of any person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or chronic illness, 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St.
Literary Fridays at the Library, 10 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St.
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 145, Dolores. Details: Steve Reed, 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.
The 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, health care provider CPR. Minimum class size is four. Register: 970-565-3157.
The 4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets, each month at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and social at the Shiloh Steakhouse. Meeting begins at noon. Details: Visit our Facebook page, @4CornersRW, or call Jan at 970-560-2197.
Wound Care 360 Series, presented by Jodi Harris (PT, CWS), 5-6 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road. RSVP to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-521-6968.
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.
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 email@example.com or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets, noon at Shiloh, at Main and Sligo streets. Details: 970-564-3144.
“Ask an Archaeologist,” 3-4 p.m. at the Crow Canyon Connection in the Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Ask about the region’s archaeological history. Free and open to the public.
Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 6-28
Community Training, “Dynamics of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault,” 2-5 p.m., with Renew. A 40-hour training in the roots and impacts of domestic violence and sexual assault, along with advocacy tools. Created for volunteer advocates, employees and community members. Register: 970-565-4886 or email email@example.com.
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.
“Pueblo Perspectives,” with Crow Canyon cultural specialist and Zuni Tribal member Dan Simplicio, 3-5 p.m. at the Crow Canyon Connection in the Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Free and open to the public.
Every Thursday and Saturday
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 June: Take a Hike with a ranger, June 7 and June 9; Favorite Author, illustrator Ian Falconer, June 14 and June 16; Let’s Learn, June 21 and June 23; Let’s Listen, June 28 and June 30. Details: 970-565-8117.
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. Storytime at the Cortez Farmers Market, Main and Elm streets, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. July’s topics: Red, White and Blue, July 5 and July 7; Sister Library in Nicaragua, July 12 and July 14; Let’s Make Some Noise, July 19 and July 21; Let’s Move, July 26 and July 28. Details: 970-565-8117.
Every Thursday, May 24-Oct. 4
Blue Pepper Farmer’s Market, 4-7 p.m., 1002 E. Empire St. Enjoy a variety of local fair, farm products, mobile vending, artisans. Details: Laurie, 970-749-2344.
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 Pixy, 970-560-2822.
The Unitarian Universalists meet, 11 a.m. at “Transitions,” 219 N. Linden St. Discussions on comparative philosophies and religion. Details: Darlene, 970-565-6173.
DoloresWednesday, 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 three-time shuttle astronaut as he shares his experiences. Free. Details: 970-882-5635.
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 10-12
Escalante Days, with bike races, softball tournament, live music, a parade, chain saw contest, watermelon-eating contest, balloon toss, arm wrestling, and more. At Flanders Park, 420 Central Ave.
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.
Dolores Mountain Quilters meet, 10 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Guests and visitors are welcome. Details: http://www.doloresmountainquilters.org or Judy Bryan at 970-739-9994.
Dolores secondary PTO meets, 3:45 p.m., Mr. Thurston’s office. Email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tif at 903-8752.
Third and Fourth Thursday
K9 Search & Rescue Team meets at the Dog House, 7:30 p.m. Join to learn about search and rescue, wilderness navigation, survival and more. Accepting applications; new member training begins soon. Details: 970-882-4746.
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.
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 DoloresLibrary.org.
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.
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: 882-4127.
Dolores Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. in Flanders Park, 420 Central Ave. No booth fees. Musicians welcome. Details: 970-882-4018.
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 and 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.
Preschool Storytime, Preschool children and caregivers are invited to storytime, 10 a.m. in the Dolores Public Library meeting room, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: DoloresLibrary.org or 970-882-4127.
Prayer and contemplation group meets, 10-10:30 a.m., in the sanctuary of the Dolores United Methodist Church, 105 N. Eighth St. All are welcome to join in prayer for our community, our country and peace in our hearts. For more information contact Susan Dade at email@example.com
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.
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.
MancosSaturday, Aug. 25
Grand Summer Nights, the Afrobeatniks, 5-8 p.m. Free. Details: 970-715-1774.
Thursday, Sept. 6
Meet-and-greet with Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance, 8:30–10 a.m. at Fahrenheit Coffee, 201 W. Grand Ave. Share what you love about SW Colorado, and anjoy a carafe of free coffee while it lasts. Details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane McBride at 970-560-1643.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Grand Summer Nights, the Afrobeatniks, 5-8 p.m. Free. Details: 970-715-1774.
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.
Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 4 p.m. at Mancos Valley Visitor Center, 101 E. Bauer Ave. Public welcome. Details: 970-533-7434.
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.
Knit or crochet at the Mancos Public Library, 6-7 p.m. Teens and adults are welcome. Free. Limited supplies, so bring your own if possible. Sign up at mancoslibrary.org; 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 storytime for ages birth through 6 years old.
Mancos Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. downtown on Grand Avenue through October. Come listen to live music and get your local goods.