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CortezFriday, April 19
Laity Services, 7 a.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 540 W. Fourth St., Cortez. Fellowship will follow.
Good Friday service, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 208 N. Dolores Road.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, improv musicians Linda Baker and Tony Littlejohn will share lyrics and licks, 10 a.m. at the Cortez Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. Refreshments. Details: 970-565-8117.
Saturday, April 20
Habitat for Humanity Upcycle Art Show on Earth Day, 6786 U.S. Highway 160, to raise funds for 2019 house build. Artwork will be a donation to the silent auction. Sign up: 970-565-8327.
Celebrate Dia de los Niños, with storyteller and author Angel Vigil, 11 a.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Stories about the Hispanic Southwest. Refreshments and a taco bar. Free. Details: 970-565-8117.
Cortez Community Health Fair, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Montezuma-Cortez High School. Low-cost and free screenings for children and adults. Kids activities. Register online: www.onlinereg.9healthfair.org.
Cortez Rotary Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. sharp, City Park. Guest star: Easter Bunny. Ages: toddler to 10 years. Eggs won’t last long.
Sunday, April 21
Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m., at Lewis Grange Hall, 20659 Road W, just off Highway 491 in Lewis. Nondenominational service. All are welcome.
Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m., and Easter service at 9 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 208 N. Dolores Road. Easter breakfast served between services. All are invited.
Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., M-CHS’ practice field at 418 S. Sligo, hosted by Lighthouse Baptist Church. Two morning worship services, at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m., with an egg hunt after the 10:45 a.m. service, 11502 Colorado Highway 145.
Easter Brunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Cost: $15 per person and $7.50 per child 6 years and younger. Scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, ham, vegetables, fruits, salads and pastries. Desserts and beverages. RSVP: 565-3557.
Monday, April 22
Dolores River Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting, meet-and-greet 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Wildedge Brewing Collaborative, 111 North Market St. With Scott Roberts, aquatic ecologist with Mountain Studies Institute in Silverton. Guest fly-tier will be Josh Rank. Pizza and salad for a donation. Cash bar. Details: Dale at 759-3020 or Brad at 759-0175.
Tuesday, April 23
Remembering Rwanda – Genocide and Reconciliation, a slideshow by Chuck Haspels, 7 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church at North and Elm streets. Details: 565-7865.
Friday, April 26
In celebration of National Poetry Month, 6 p.m., Cortez Library, 202 N. Park St. Renee Podunovich will share her new work. Details: 970-565-8117.
Saturday, April 27
Cortez Homebuyer Education Class, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Cortez School Administration Building, 400 N. Elm St. Details: www.homesfund.org or 970-259-1418, ext. 1.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, 10 a.m. to noon, the Cortez Library, 202 N. Park St. Poet Renee Podunovich will facilitate a Well-Writing poetry workshop. Free. Refreshments. Details: 970-565-8117.
Saturday, May 4
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s low-cost pet vaccination clinic, 9 a.m. to noon, IFA Country Store, 10501 U.S. Highway 491. Details: vaccine packages $46; $15 rabies only. Call 565-PETS(7387).
Saturday, May 11
Farm and Field Experience, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tierra Vida, Old Fort at Hesperus, and Rocky Draw Farm. Details: preregistration required. www.GuidestoneColorado.org.
Saturday, May 18
Cortez Historic Preservation Day, 10:30 a.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Details: call 565-1151.
Wednesday-Sunday, May 8-12
Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival, Cortez Cultural Center and various tour and lecture locations. Early registration recommended. $65 full registration, $15 daily registration (waived for teens), $35 banquet fee (included in full registration). Details: 565-1151, ext 14, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cortezculturalcenter.org/events/birding-festival.
Saturday, May 18
Ninth Annual Dairy Goat Information Day, hosted by Four Corners Dairy Goat Breeders, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 20198 County Road P. Details: Jeanette at 565-9065.
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.
7th Ave, in concert, 7 p.m. at the Montezuma-Cortez High School auditorium, 418 S. Sligo St. Details: swcoloradoconcerts.org, Julie Ayers at 970-882-1284 or Eric Wilson at 970-739-8508.
Saturday, June 15
MORP Heritage Apple Tree Sale and Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to noon, McElmo Farm and Orchard, 17312 Road G. Details: 565-3099.
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., Kiva Room, Southwest Memorial Hospital. Free. For Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Details: Jenny Nuuttila, 970-564-2275.
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 Kiva Room. 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.
Second Tuesday 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 818-469-0445.
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.
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.
Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, noon, Shiloh Steakhouse. Details: 970-565-3414.
Support group for Alzheimer’s caregivers and dementia, 6 p.m., Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St.
Dementia Caregiver Support Group, 6-7 p.m., BeeHive Homes at the Cortez Homestead, 694 Cottonwood St. Details: 800-272-3900.
Literary Fridays, 10 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St.
4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meeting, Shiloh Steakhouse, 5 S. Veach St. Social at 11:30 a.m., meeting at noon. Details: Facebook page @4CornersRW; Jan, 970-560-2197.
Wound Care 360 Series, 5-6 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Law Post-order clinic, 4-7 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. Details: email@example.com or 800-521-6968.
Cortez Beading Guild meeting, noon, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-529-0149.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or 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., First Baptist Church, Market and North streets. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 younger than 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 younger than 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, email@example.com.
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. Stress Balls, April 24. Details: 970-565-8117.
Every Wednesday, March 13 - April 10
Lenten Services, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 208 N. Dolores Road. Soup supper, 6 p.m.
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. Arbor Day/Trees, April 25. 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 provided.
Simply A Course in Miracles, 4 p.m., various venues. Details: 970-946-2194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DoloresSaturday, April 20
Tree from Seed Planting Workshop, 1 to 2 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 882-4127. Free.
Sunday, April 21
Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m., Lewis Grange No. 406, County Road W, just east of U.S. Highway 491. Details: 562-4476.
Tuesday, April 23
Remembering Rwanda – Genocide and Reconciliation slideshow by Chuck Haspels, 7 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 565-7865.
Saturday, April 27
Bill Lipe, Ph.D., and Mary Weahkee, assistant archaeologist for New Mexico, 1 p.m., Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. Details: SCCA at email@example.com or 970-560-1643. Free.
Cookbook Giveaway and Exchange, noon to 3 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 882-4127. Free.
Saturday, May 11
Kids Nature Tour – Ute Mesa Verde Birding Festival, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., The Nature Center at Butler Corner, 20503 County Road 31, Dolores. Pre-register by phone at 565-1151, ext 14, or online at www.cortezculturalcenter.org/events/birding-festival.
Thursday, May 16
Low Stress Livestock clinic with Whit Hibbard, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., Details: www.besthorsepractices.com/whit-hibbard-low-stress-livestock-clinic. Contact Tim McGaffic at 808-936-5749 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $250.
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 Tuesday
K9 Search & Rescue Team meeting, 7 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 email@example.com.
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.
MancosSaturday, April 27
Sixth Annual Spring Hoedown, 5 to 11 p.m., Mancos Opera House, 136 Grand Ave. Live music, line dancing, delicious local food, costume contest and silent live auctions. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, 17 and under free. Details: www.montezumaschooltofarm.org/events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-Friday, April 28-29
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Columbine Center in Bodo Park, 281 Sawyer Drive Suite 100. Spots for 20 participants. Snacks provided. Free. RSVP at email@example.com. Registration closes April 22.
Adaptive Sports Association volunteer trainings, canoe and kayak trainings: May 23 and May 30; rafting trainings: May 28 and May 31; cycling trainings: May 24 and May 29. Details: 259-0374, www.asadurango.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org.