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CortezThursday, Oct. 18
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s monthly board meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Discussion includes group finances, pet assistance programs, Halloween Bake Sale, Thanksgiving Turkey Trot and upcoming fundraisers. All are welcome. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Pretty in Pink Fashion Show, 7 p.m., Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, 26650 County Road P. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. As part of the event, Love on a Hanger will feature fall and winter fashions and a pop-up shop. Silent and live auctions, hair and makeup tutorials. Complimentary dessert and a cash bar. General admission, $20; front row seating, $35. Benefits Cancer Resource Alliance. Details: http://bit.ly/PrettyInPinkTix.
Friday, Oct. 19
Dolores Area Business and Merchant meeting, noon, Ponderosa Restaurant, 715 Railroad Ave. Participants will plan the 2018 holiday season, including the annual lighting contest, Christmas with Santa, developing a holiday calendar and poster and revising the shop-local event. Details: 970-570-7486.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Obe’s Angels Rescue chile dinner, 5-7 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Benefits abused pit bull Ellie. Door prizes and wine drawing. Tickets: $15. Details: 970-560-8513.
Friday, Oct. 26
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Halloween Bake Sale, 2-5 p.m., at the north entrance to City Market in Cortez. Bakers can drop off goods starting at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Early drop-offs at XTROV Realty, 444 E. Montezuma on Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sale benefits local pets. Details: Janet at 970-533-4042.
Saturday, Oct. 27
The Pinon Project is offering group rates on the 5K Zombie Run. Four adults, group of four, $80, with $10 per additional group member. Four youths, $40, with $5 per additional group member. Visit www.pinonproject.org or contact 970-564-1195.
Pumpkin Festival, in downtown Cortez. Vendors wanted. Spaces cost $15; please no meal/food vendors, although baked goods, jams, honey, etc. All welcome. Details: 970-564-1195.
Sunday, Oct. 28
Kids Halloween Spooktacular, 3-6 p.m.,Cortez Elks Lodge. Games, food Costumes optional. Details: email@example.com.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Holiday Expo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cortez Elks Lodge. Vendors set up 7-8:30 a.m. Details: 970-749-9585
Free nondenominational silent meditation, 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 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.
Southwest Cowboy Church, Lewis Arriola Community Center. Potluck at 6 p.m. Song service and message, 7 p.m.
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.
The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 meets, 7 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Details: Cmdr. Tom Endres, 970-560-5242.
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, 432 N. Broadway. 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, 620 E. Montezuma Ave. 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.
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 Main Street Brewery, 21 E. Main St. No assigned books, just show up and share a recent favorite book and have a brew. Held by the Cortez Public Library and Main Street Brewery. 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 Highway 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 the 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.
“Beyond Mesa Verde Tour,” 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Learn about the archaeological landscape beyond Mesa Verde National Park and the Chaco Phenomenon (A.D. 950–1150). Tour begins at the Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Transportation provided. Tickets are $75 for adults, $60 for youths ages 10-17, and free for children under 10. Details: CrowCanyon.org.
Every Monday, through Nov. 12
Beginning square dance lessons, with the Four Corners Square Dancers, 7 p.m. at Kemper Elementary School, 620 E. Montezuma Ave. Details: 970-739-3385, 970-749-9682, 970-565-9836.
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.
“Excavation Site Tour,” 10 a.m.-noon. Learn about the impact of the Chaco Phenomenon (A.D. 950–1150) and visit a working dig site. Tour begins at the Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for youths 10-17 and free for children under 10. Details: CrowCanyon.org.
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.
Wednesday Activities Club, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Schedule coincides with the school district’s early release Wednesdays. In September: Sidewalk Chalk Art on Sept. 12; Matinee Movie “Turbo” on Sept. 19; Outside Fun and Games on Sept. 26. 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.
“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. Storytime at the Cortez Farmers Market, Main and Elm streets, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. October’s topics: Favorite Author Karma Wilson, Oct. 4 and Oct. 6; Pumpkins, Oct. 11; Scarecrows, Oct. 18 and Oct. 20; Harvest, Oct. 25 and Oct. 27. 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: 435-414-4733.
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.
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.
Simply A Course in Miracles, 4 p.m. A small group will focus on studying miracles. Venue depends on size of group. Details: 970-946-2194 or email email@example.com.
Dolores Mountain Quilters meet, 10 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Guests and visitors welcome. Details: http://www.doloresmountainquilters.org or Judy Bryan at 970-739-9994.
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, 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. 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 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.
Recovery Support Group meets and follows 12-step traditions supporting sobriety, 7 a.m. at the Dolores Methodist Church 105 N. Eighth St. Enter through the front door to Fellowship Hall. Details: Sue, 970-739-1049.
American Sign Language Class, 5-7 p.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., 882-4127. Free 8-week ASL course through Nov. 1. In addition to communicating in sign language, instructor James Martin, who is deaf, will teach attendees about deaf culture. RSVPs appreciated. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Details: Susan Dade at email@example.com.
MancosThrough Oct. 26
“Jubilee art of Nadya and Tron, Bomdiggity, 550 Railroad Av. Details: 970-903-0810 or www.facebook.com/bomdiggitymancos.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Listen to live music, get your local goods.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
For on state ballot issues, with presentations by student and League of Women Voters, 5:30-7 p.m., Fort Lewis College, Center of Southwest Studies, Lyceum Room 120. Questions from audience. Hosted by League of Women Voters La Plata, Fort Lewis College Political Science Department, and Durango Herald. Details: www.lwvlaplata.org.