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CortezThursday, Nov. 22
Commmunity Thanksgiving dinner, 11 a.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 110 W North St. Details: 970-565-7865.
Cortez Turkey Trot fundraiser, to benefit For Pets’ Sake Humane Society. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Parque de Vida pavilion behind the Cortez Recreation Center, 425 Roger Smith Ave. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Thursday, Nov. 29
QPR: Suicide Prevention Training, 6-8 p.m. at the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center, 140 N. Linden St. Learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and respond. Free training. Register: 970-565-4886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday-Saturday, Nov. 26-Nov. 30
Dynamics of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault training, 5-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, at Four Corners Child Advocacy Center. Deepen your understanding of domestic violence and sexual assault and learn advocacy tools to support survivors. Register: 565-4886 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights, 6 p.m. on Main Street. For an entry form, visit fourcornersboardofrealtors.net, email McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Dec. 2
Renew Open House, 3-6 p.m., 1021 N. Mildred St., Suite. B Appetizers, tours, conversation and a Q&A about changes at Renew.
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2
Holiday Bazaar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m.- p.m. Sunday at St. Margaret Mary Church Hall, 28 E. Montezuma Ave. Lunch served 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., with Navajo tacos and soup. Crafts, baked goods, wreaths, stocking stuffers, gifts, door prizes and music. Benefits Catholic Daughters and Jr. Catholic Daughters. Details: 970-564-1468.
Sunday, Dec. 9
“Messiah Sing-in,” 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. Suggested arrival time for chorus singers is 5:30 p.m.. Bring music if you have it. All are welcome. Sing-in features local soloists and a local chamber orchestra. Details: 970-564-9458.
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., service and message at 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, 3:30-5 p.m., cafeteria, Southwest Memorial Hospital. Learn to manage diabetes. Share ideas. Sessions are free and open to anyone with Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Details: Jenny Nuuttila, CDE, RDN, 970-564-2352.
Montezuma County Democratic Women meet, 11:30 a.m., The People’s Place, 215 E. Main St. Details: Tulli Kerstetter, email@example.com.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Jan Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-565-2197.
Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., cafeteria, Southwest Memorial Hospital. Share ideas and exchange information. Free. Details: Laura Taylor, 970-564-2276.
Montezuma County Democrats meet, 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 email@example.com. 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 to register.
Montezuma Community Barn and Contra Dance, 3-5:30 p.m., November through May at Legacy Dance Studio, 20 W. Main St. Adults $10; students $5; family rates available. No experience or partner needed. Regional musicians and dance callers. Details: Text 970-739-4383.
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 Alzheimer’s caregivers, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and Thursday
One-on-one computer and tech tutoring, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. For an appointment, call 970-565-8117 or visit 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, email@example.com.
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.-midnight. Details: 970-739-4944.
The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets, noon at Shiloh, at Main and Sligo streets. Details: 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 November: Cool and Varied Turkeys; Nov. 21: No club because of Thanksgiving; Nov. 28, Movie Home. Details: 970-565-8117.
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 December: Holiday Decorations! Dec. 5; Gingerbread Houses, Dec. 12; Movie Home Alone, Dec. 19.
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.
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. November’s topics: Nov. 22; Food & Nutrition, Nov. 29. 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. December’s topics: Favorite Author Jan Brett, Dec. 6; Gingerbread, Dec. 13; Winter, Dec. 20; Shapes, Dec. 27.
TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DoloresTuesday, Nov. 27
Holiday kickoff social, 6-9 p.m., at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave., to benefit the Dolores Holiday Lighting Fund. Hors d’oeuvres, dinner and a cash bar. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for students. Beer is $2, wine is $3. Details: Susan, 970-426-9902 or DoloresRotary3256@gmail.com.
Dec. 7-9: Friends of the Library Holiday Gift Sale. Shop affordable gently used books, stuffed toys, frame-able prints and unique holiday cards. Proceeds go toward updating the library’s collection of local history DVDs.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Storytime with Santa, 6 p.m. at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Cookies and stories with a special guest – Santa. Details: 970-882-4127.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Classic Movie Matinee, with “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), noon, Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Popcorn and an afternoon classic movie on the big screen, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Details: 970-882-4127.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Painting Class, a winter-themed paint-along, 6–7:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Supplies and refreshments provided. Registration required. Sign up at the front desk with name and email address. Details: 882-4127.
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.
The Dolores Rotary Club meets, 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant, 715 Railroad Ave. Enjoy stories, camaraderie, and get involved in your local community on volunteer community projects. Attend a couple of meetings for free; yearly membership is $150. Details: Susan, 970-426-9902 or DoloresRotary3256@gmail.com.
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.
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: email@example.com.
MancosTuesday, Nov. 27
Holiday Dessert Party, 7-8:30 p.m., Mount Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave. Homade desserts and warning holiday drinks. See the 16-minute local documentary film “Mancos Homegrown.”
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 Café Nights at the Mancos Public Library, 7-10 p.m. in the community meeting room. Details and schedule: 970-533-7600 and http://teens.mancoslibrary.org.
Death Cafe, a gathering for people to talk about death and dying, at 5:30 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. No agenda. Food and drink, usually tea and cake. Details: 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.
After-school program for kids in grades 1-5, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Explore art, science, stories, outdoor, and living skills activities. Details: 970-533-7600.
Science Fridays, at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Kindergarten-grade 3, 10-11 a.m. Grades 4-5, 11 a.m.-noon. In collaboration with The PowerHouse Science Center and Montezuma School to Farm Project. Details: 970-533-7600.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Breastfeeding Workshop, Kids Rock, 563 Main Ave., 6-8 p.m. Presented by Joy Frazer, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, RN, RM, ND. Details: email@example.com.