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Wednesday, Aug. 20
"What is God?" will be the topic on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 for the "How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe" conversation held at St. Barnabas Church (corner of North and Elm). Call 565-7865.
Thursday, Aug. 21
Montezuma County Democratic Party Central Committee meets at Cliffrose Gardens. Meeting at 6:30 p.m.; social hour at 7 p.m. Information: Co-chair Ric Plese, 970-739-4365.
SATURDAY, AUG. 23
Southwest Colorado Wine, Food and Art Festival sponsored by the Cortez Civitan Club from 1 to 6 p.m. at Parque de Vida in Cortez. Music, wine tasting, food vendors and local artists. Wine tasting tickets are $20 before the event and $25 at the gate. Entrance is free for nondrinkers. Information: 882-4585.
The 6th Annual Medicine Horse 'Masters' Golf tournament registration is 8 a.m. with a Scramble Format/Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at the South Forty (Par 3) Course, 25500 Road H, Cortez. Cost: $25 per player or $100 per 4-person team. Funds go to Medicine Horse therapy programs. Pre-register at 970-533-7403 or at medicinehorsecenter.org.
Poultry Slaughter Class from 8 to 11 a.m. Learn how to humanely slaughter and process broiler chickens. Class size is limited, preregistration by Aug. 21 is required. The cost ranges from $15 to $30. Proceeds will go to Montezuma County 4-H Poultry member activities. Call 970-560-0781 to register.
The Country Girls Reunion will be at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a potluck at noon. All families and friends of The Country Girls are welcome. The group started in the mid-1950s. Information: 247-0299.
Wild Mushroom Hunting with John Sir Jesse near Lizard Head Pass. Learn about mushrooms, their habitats and edibility. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. about an hour north of Cortez. Participation is limited and registration is required. Call 970-728-0639.
Friday, Saturday Aug. 22, 23
Biennial Dolores Mountain Quilters Quilt Show Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. The show will feature over 100 quilts. Admission costs $3 for those 16 years and older and is free for children. Info.: 560-4426.
Sunday, Aug. 24
The Bridge Emergency Shelter is holding its 2nd Annual Homeless Awareness Walk. Registration 4:30 to 5 p.m. at the Playground Shelter at Parque de Vida. This one-mile walk is open to all. It will celebrate the community's efforts toward the homeless. Food and monetary donations accepted. To register or for information, call 970-565-9808 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
Goal Academy plans an open house on from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 19 N. Maple St. in Cortez. Goal Academy is a free and accredited online/blended learning high school serving students ages 14-21. Currently accepting applications and enrolling at www.goalac.org or 213-0923 and 412-0630.
Find and prepare local edible wild plants with Katrina Blair, edible plant expert and co-founder of Turtle Lake Refuge. Free walk along the Colorado Trail from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register by calling San Juan Mountains Association at 970-385-1288 or emailing MK@sjma.org.
Thursday, Aug. 28
The Annual Membership Meeting of the Montezuma County Historical Society, 7 p.m. at the Cortez United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. After the business meeting, a free presentation by Mike K Maddox, based on his recent book Porter and Ike Stockton: Colorado and New Mexico Outlaws. Refreshments and book signing. Public invited. Info: Philip and Vivienne Kenyon, 565-7714.
Friday, Aug. 29
Eating Smart-Being Active class for anyone with children under 5 years old. Learn to cook and be active with your children. Classes start Aug. 29 and run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info.: 564-1195, ext. 126.
Mancos Valley Distillery is proud to present Sol' Emporium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Cover is $2. The band is comprised of Cody Kaufman, Dewarren Marshall and Aaron Dismukes. The three of them cover old rock, new rock and original music. Check them out on facebook.com/SoulDayzedmusic.
Saturday, Aug. 30
Josh Blue, winner of Last Comic Standing, performs in Cortez at 6 p.m. at the Parque de Vida pavilion to benefit Special Olympics Cortez. Gates open at noon. Bring ID to purchase alcohol. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. Tickets at Rocky Mountain One Stop or 565-9249.
The Montezuma Early Childhood Council Free Family Day at the Park De Vida before the Josh Blue Special Olympics Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 30. Fun events start at 1 p.m.
Indian Dancers and Sam Sandoval, Navajo Code Talker at The Cultural Center, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7-8 p.m. Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in The Gallery: Sam Sandoval, WWII Navajo Code Talker.
Tri-County Head Start/Early Head Start is taking enrollments for the 2014-2015 school year in Montezuma County. To see if your child qualifies for a head start, call Toni Gilge, 970-565-6040, ext. 11 (for 3-5-year-olds) or Nancy Daves 970-565-8850 (for infants and toddlers).
Join yoga teacher Dean Kottmann for "Men on Mondays" at Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 7-8 p.m. Yoga classes for men of all levels and ages meets Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25. 30 W. Main St., Cortez. Info: 739-0547 or heartandcoreyoga.com.
Southwest Artists League artist for August is Shirley Percell, at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Bill Lemons' display of wild orchids of Montezuma County photos continues through August, and Ramon de Encio displays his wood impressions through September. Info: 970-565-8117.
Tuesday, Sept. 2
The Four Corners Lecture Series, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society, presents Dr. Jeffrey Dean on Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 Park Street in Cortez, to discuss "New Research on Old Dates: Dendroarchaeology of Pueblo III Kiva Construction on Mesa Verde." Dean's presentation will focus on four kivas. Contact Kari Schleher at 505-269-4475 with questions.
FRIDAY - SATURDAY, SEPT. 5, 6
The Montelores Catholic Community holds its Annual Rummage/Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, at Montezuma and Market streets in Cortez. A wide array of items will be available. Information: Barbara at 565-9673.
Saturday, Sept. 6
The Guardian Angel's Walk to End Alzheimer's is at Cortez City Park. Registration is at 9 a.m., and the Walk begins at 10 a.m. Country fair, with food, drinks, entertainment and games. Free, but donations welcome. Information: Cindy Lichliter, 749-2319.
Sunday, Sept. 7
Join Lee Bartley and friends to celebrate the release of the new solo piano CD, "Carried Away" from 3 to 6 p.m. at the home of John and Mary Ann Ross: 19021 Rd 26.2 loop, Dolores. RSVP to Janet Lever-Wood at 882-2274 or email@example.com.
Saturday, Sept. 13
The Montezuma VFW will be hosting its Annual End of Harvest Dinner for Veterans and their families Saturday at our Post home in Mancos, Sept.13, starting at 5 p.m. This event is open to all veterans. Join us good fellowship and for roasted pig, corn and ice cream. The event is free, donations will be accepted.
Thursday, Sept. 18
The Mancos Tree Board conducts a workshop on pruning street trees, concentrating on the area of Montezuma Avenue to 1st Street and Main to Aztec streets. Meet at Main and First at 9:30 a.m.
The Town of Mancos will be accepting scrap metal, old furniture, and old household items excluding electronics at the public workshop, 300 S. Monte. Friday the workshop will be open 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday it will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Standard-sized tires will be accepted for a $3 fee.
First and Third Thursdays
Learn signs and nursery rhymes at the Mancos Public Library at 10 a.m. All ages welcome. Call 970-403-9237.
The Mancos Valley Historical Saturday meets at the Mancos Public Library at 10 a.m. Info: Bob Huffman: 406-249-7733.
The Mancos Water Conservancy District board meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the district's office 42599 Road N, Mancos. Info: Gary Kennedy 533-7325.
The Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets at 7 p.m. at various locations. Woodworkers welcome, beginner to expert. Call Rick at 533-7180.
The Mancos Community Dinners each month at Mt. Lookout Grange in Mancos (680 Grand Ave). Pay-what-you-can dinner, bring a dish if you want. Information, to help out or to make donations, call Gretchen at 509-830-4380.
Republican Women of Montezuma County invite the public to meet at noon at Shiloh's Steakhouse at 5 Veach St., Cortez. Call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.
A free legal self-help clinic for Montezuma County parties without an attorney are 2-5 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link. First-come, first-served.
Christian Motorcycle Association, CMA - Cortez Chapter holds its 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Beny's restaurant in Cortez. Call Chapter President Steve Reed at 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon is held at noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Call 565-3414.
Dolores secondary PTO meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:45 p.m. in Mr. Thurston's office. Email Heather Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tif at 903-8752.
4 Corners Republican Women's Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elk's Lodge. Information: 565-2197.
Monthly Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron's monthly meeting, 6:30 pm, First Baptist Church of Mancos, 150 N. Walnut St.
Suicide Support Group, 6:15 p.m. Hospice of Montezuma, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Information: 565-4400.
First United Methodist Church has a Native American Worship Service at 2 p.m. Information: 565-3002.
The Dolores Public Library answers technology/software questions about Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. Free at 2-5 p.m. Call 882-4127.
The Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St., continues the Little People Seasonal Storytime, at 10:30 a.m. The program follows the Mancos Re-6 schedule and runs through May. Children ages 2-6 will be taught songs, verses and stories. A craft is also offered. Free. Call the Library at 533-7600 or visit www.mancoslibrary.org
The Way Christian Church Bible Studies class at 6 p.m.
Yoga Flow with Lily, Wednesdays 9:30-11 a.m. at the Grange. Call 847-819-2039.
Friendship Social Group, 1 p.m. at Beny's Diner, 640 S. Broadway, Cortez. For those who are looking for support with finding new friends and social activities after a loss, or need a break from the role of a caregiver. Sponsored by Hospice of Montezuma.
The Mancos Indoor Flea Market is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old hardware store in Mancos, 192 S. Main St. To become a vendor, call Queenie Barz at 749-9320. The booth fee is $15 per weekend, along with insurance and vendor license charges.