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CortezWednesday, Feb. 6
San Juan Basin Beef Symposium, all day at Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 301 U.S. Highway 160. Registration, 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.; speakers, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Beef Quality Assurance Training, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $25. Register: eventbrite.com. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu.
Thursday, Feb. 7
Alphabet Soup family support group, 6-7:30 p.m., Pinon Project, 210 E. Main St. Details: 970-564-1195 or email@example.com.
A Lasting Legacy: Estate and Succession Planning for Farm and Ranch Families, 3-8 p.m., Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 301 U.S. Highway 160. Cost: $30, with dinner. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu.
“Movement and Migration: Pueblo Peoples Connection to Place,” a presentation by Theresa Pasqual and the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society, 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 Park St. Details: 505-269-4475.
Friday, Feb. 8
Physician Relations Regional Lecture Series, “Recognition & Management of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” 6-8 p.m., Southwest Health Atrium, 1311 N. Mildred Road. For health professionals. Dinner. Details: 970-564-2692.
Saturday, Feb. 9
Animal Art Works art show and sale, 5-7 p.m., The Farm Bistro, 34 W. Main St. Benefits humane societies. Cost: $10. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org and 970-565-PETS/7387.
Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association meeting, all day, Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Morning session with government officials, 9 a.m.; dinner at noon; business meeting at 1 p.m.; steak dinner at 7 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Costs: $30 for banquet; $5 for dance. Details: Lynelle Brumley, 970-565-1972.
The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County meeting, 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Jack Schuenemeyer talks to school board members and the public about school funding. Details: Eleanor Kuhl at 970-564-0708.
Monday, Feb. 11
Local author Jim Mischke presents “The Raven and the Dove,” 6 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Memoir of Vietnam war. Free, with refreshments. Details: 970-565-8117.
Tuesday, Feb. 12
“Alienation: Causes and Impacts in the 21st Century,” 6:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 565-7865.
Friday, Feb. 15
Raven Narratives live storytelling, 7:30 p.m., Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St. Theme is “Love.” Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets and details: www.ravennarrativestickets.org.
Terry Wells and Lee Bartley’s “Love Songs,” 10 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free, with refreshments. Details: 970-565-8117.
Thursday, Feb. 21
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. All welcome. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Friday, Feb. 22
Deadline for $1,000 Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office scholarship for local high-schoolers. Details: Cindy Ramsay, 564-4968 and www.montezumasheriff.org.
Author Ron Cooper presents “It’s My Trail, Too: A Comanche Indian’s Journey on the Cherokee Trail of Tears,” 6 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free, with refreshments. Details: 970-565-8117.
Friends of the Cortez Public Library and the Library Advisory Board meeting, 3 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. All are welcome. Details: 970-565-8117.
Live music with Rob Webster, 7–11 p.m. at Blondie’s, 45 E. Main St.
Wednesday, March 20
Cottage Foods, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Public Health Department, 106 W. North St. Cost: $30. Register: eventbrite.com. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu.
Food Safety Works, 1-5 p.m., Public Health Department, 106 W. North St. Cost: $30. Register: eventbrite.com. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu.
Thursday, May 23
Cottage Foods, 1-5 p.m., Public Health Department, 106 W. North St. Cost: $30. Register: eventbrite.com. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu.
Nondenominational silent meditation, Johnson Building, 7 p.m., 925 Broadway, No. 184. Free. Details: 970-560-2822.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Computer and tech tutoring, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Appointments: 970-565-8117.
Montelores Early Childhood Council luncheon, 11:45 a.m., Johnson Building Room 110, 925 S. Broadway. Public invited. RSVP for lunch to Vangi McCoy, 970-749-7017.
Southwest Cowboy Church, Lewis Arriola Community Center. Potluck, 6 p.m.; service and message, at 7 p.m.
American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meeting, 7 p.m., Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Details: 970-565-8151.
Diabetes support group, 3:30-5 p.m., cafeteria, Southwest Memorial Hospital. Free. For Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Details: Jenny Nuuttila, 970-564-2352.
Montezuma County Democratic Women meeting, 11:30 a.m., The People’s Place, 215 E. Main St. Details: Tulli Kerstetter, email@example.com.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee, noon, Shiloh Steakhouse. Details: Jan Gardner, firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-565-2197.
Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital cafeteria. Free. Details: Laura Taylor, 970-564-2276.
Montezuma County Democrats meeting, The People’s Place, 215 E. Main St. All welcome. Details: 970-516-1693.
The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 meeting, 7 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Details: Cmdr. Tom Endres, 970-560-5242.
Alzheimer’s and dementia support group, noon, Vista Mesa Assisted Living, 1206 N. Mildred Road. Lunch. Details: 259-0122.
Disabled American Veterans meeting, Veterans Outreach Center, 432 N. Broadway. Lunch at noon; meeting at 12:30 p.m. Details: 560-2793.
Montezuma County Chapter of MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America meeting, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: email@example.com
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.
Montezuma County Historical Society luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Public invited. Details: Ann Wilson Brown, 565-2747.
“The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meeting, 7 p.m., First National Bank, 2258 E. Main St. Details: mesaverdehorsemen.com or 970-565-7739.
Second and Fourth Tuesday
Mayor’s office hours, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave.
Montezuma County Hospital District board meeting, 6-8 p.m., EMS Training Room, 1450 E. Johnson Drive. Public welcome. Details: 970-564-2146.
The Southwest Woodworkers Guild meetings, 7 p.m., various locations. Beginners and experts. Details: Tom, 970-882-7360.
Montezuma County Republican Women meeting, noon, Shiloh Steakhouse, Veach and Main streets. All welcome. Details: Rosemarie Beall, 970-564-1576.
Estate planning seminar, 5-7 p.m., Vectra Bank Conference Room, 350 W. Montezuma Ave. Free. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details: 303-588-2695.
Free Supermarket Tours, noon to 1 p.m., with Southwest Health System dietitian. Learn about food labels, healthy choices, food budgets. RSVP and details: 970-564-2275.
Montezuma Community Barn and Contra Dance, 3-5:30 p.m., through May, Legacy Dance Studio, 20 W. Main St. Adults $10; students $5; family discount. No experience or partner needed. Details: Text 970-739-4383.
Third Tuesday Compassionate Friends Four Corners Chapter, for families with death of a child, 7 p.m., Hospice Building, 1345 S. Broadway. Details: Cherie at 970-565-6480 or Debbie at 970-565-4732.
Books ’n’ Brews, free-range book club, 6:30 p.m., Main Street Brewery, 21 E. Main St. Share a book. Details: Eric Ikenouye, 970-564-4072.
Embrace Grace support group for pregnant women, 6:30 p.m., Community of Believers Church, 23826 County Road G. Free. Details: Debbie at 970-739-2344 or email@example.com or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or 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., First Baptist Church, Market and North streets. Details: email@example.com or “Four Corners Community Band” on Facebook.
“Beyond Mesa Verde Tour,” 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., starting at Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Transportation. Cost: $75 for adults, $60 for ages 10-17; free for children under 10. Details: CrowCanyon.org.
Beginning Square Dance lessons, Jan. 21 through May 20, 7 p.m., Kemper Elementary School, 620 E. Montezuma Ave. Details: 970-739-3385, 970-749-9682 or 970-565-9836.
Every Monday and Thursday
One-on-one computer and tech tutoring, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Appointments: 970-565-8117.
Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., American Legion building, 420 N. Harrison St.
Cortez Public Library Family Entertainment Series, 2 p.m., 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117.
Open Mic, 7 p.m., Blondie’s. Details: 739-4944.
Bridge players needed, 1:30 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 305 S. Washington St. Details: 970-565-6088 or 565-7024.
“Excavation Site Tour,” 10 a.m.-noon, beginning at Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Cost: $30 for adults; $25 for ages 10-17; free for children under 10. Details: CrowCanyon.org.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Master’s Swimming Group with Cortez Water Dragons, 6-7:30 a.m., Cortez Rec Center. All levels. Cost: Entry fee plus $40 a month.
Tai chi class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Cortez Rec Center, 425 Roger Smith Ave. Cost: $4. Details: Donna Hicks, 970-564-4080, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sitting in the quiet, meditation, contemplation, 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 meeting, noon, Shiloh Steakhouse, Main and Sligo streets. Details: 970-564-3144.
“Ask an Archaeologist,” 3-4 p.m., Crow Canyon Connection at Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Free.
Wednesday Activities Club, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free for students ages 8-12. Make Cocoa and Cookie Mixes, Jan. 30; Slime, Feb. 6; Shrinky Dink Valentines, Feb. 13; Make a vinyl LP bowl, Feb. 20; Movie “Because of Winn-Dixie,” Feb. 27. Details: 970-565-8117.
Bingo at the Cortez Elks Club, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Early bird game at 6:45 p.m.; others follow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Food and beverages.
The Montezuma County Senior Center senior dance, 7-9 p.m., 107 N. Chestnut St. Details: Nita Warner, 970-565-9855.
Overeaters Anonymous weekly meeting, 8 p.m., Cortez Dental office, 43 W. Montezuma Ave. Details: 970-799-2183.
“Pueblo Perspectives,” with Zuni Tribal member Dan Simplicio, 3-5 p.m. at the Crow Canyon Connection at Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Free.
Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Older children may join for a craft at 11:15 a.m. Groundhog Day, Jan. 31; Penguins, Feb. 7; Valentine’s Day/Hearts, Feb. 14; Dental Health (With Betsy Holman of DentaQuest), Feb. 21; Favorite Author/Illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, Feb. 28. Details: 970-565-8117.
Master Gardener Classes, Jan. 31 to April 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., various locations. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu.
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 Christian 12-step program, Rock Springs Church campus, U.S. Highway 160. CR Café, 6-7 p.m.; learning group, 7-8 p.m.; open share, 8-9 p.m. Child care.
Simply A Course in Miracles, 4 p.m., various venues. Details: 970-946-2194 or email@example.com.
Dolores Mountain Quilters meeting, 10 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. All welcome. Details: www.doloresmountainquilters.org or Judy Bryan at 970-739-9994.
Third and Fourth Thursday
K9 Search & Rescue Team meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the Dog House. Learn about search and rescue, navigation, survival. Applications accepted. Details: 970-882-4746.
Bright Babies, 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Infants and caregivers invited. A 30-minute program with stories, sensory play and signs. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.
Help with Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, 2-5 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. Details: 970-882-4127.
Civil Air Patrol Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron meeting, 6:30–8:30 p.m., K9 Search and Rescue. Details: Debrah Archer, 970-759-5669.
The Dolores Rotary Club meeting, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Ponderosa Restaurant, 715 Railroad Ave. Cost: Two free meetings; yearly membership is $150. Details: Susan, 970-426-9902 or DoloresRotary3256@gmail.com.
Bible studies, 6 p.m., at Chapel on the Farm, 19927 Road 26.2 Loop. Details: 903-6153.
Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Stories, snack and activity for preschoolers and caregivers. Details: 882-4127.
Dolores Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Flanders Park, 420 Central Ave. No booth fee. Musicians welcome. Details: 970-882-4018.
Recovery Support Group meeting, for sober living, 7 a.m., Dolores Methodist Church, 105 N. Eighth St. Details: Sue, 970-739-1049.
American Sign Language Class, 5-7 p.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free 8-week ASL course through Nov. 1. RSVP and details: 882-4127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Unitarian Universalists meeting, 11 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Discuss comparative philosophies and religion. Details: Darlene, 970-565-6173; fourcornersuu.org.
Teen Café Nights, 7-10 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Details: 970-533-7600 and eens.mancoslibrary.org/
Knit or crochet, 6-7 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Teens and adults welcome. Free. Bring supplies. Register: mancoslibrary.org; 970-533-7600, ext. 206; or email@example.com.
Storytime, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Bilingual, seasonal storytime for ages birth through 6 years.
After-school program for grades 1-5, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Art, science, stories, living skills. Details: 970-533-7600.
Science Fridays, Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Kindergarten to grade 3, 10-11 a.m.; grades 4-5, 11 a.m.-noon. Details: 533-7600.
Thursday, Feb. 7
“Kilimanjaro: Climbing Africa’s Highest Peak When You’re Past Your Peak,” with Missy Rodey and Debby Malcom, 7 p.m., Room 130, Noble Hall, Fort Lewis College.
Saturday, Feb. 9
Raven Narratives live storytelling, Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. The theme is “Love.” Doors open at 7 p.m.; event starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and details: www.ravennarrativestickets.org or Maria’s Bookshop.
Saturday, Feb. 23
Homebuyer Education classes, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Fort Lewis Campus. Details: www.homesfund.org or 970-259-1418, ext. 1.