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Saturday, March 14
St. Patrick’s day bake sale to benefit For Pets Sake humane society, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Market north entrance. Baked goods can be dropped off at Saturday at 9:30 a.m. or Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Let It Grow. Call Catherine, 739-9854.
The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County host a breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. Mike Preston, general manager of the Dolores Water Conservancy District, will discuss state water planning and give an update on the 2015 water supply forecast.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Two hours of outdoor films, raffle giveaways and a silent auction (Osprey, Silverton Mountain vouchers, rescue courses, etc.). Doors open at 6 p.m., Smiley Theater, 1309 East 3rd Ave. Tickets at rockymountainwild.org/banff-mountain-film-festival.
Hands-on pruning workshop, 10 to noon, Sara Miller’s orchard, 41324 Road G in Mancos. Dress warm, wear gloves and boots, bring water and a snack, and pruning equipment. Info: Let It Grow 565-3099 or Sara 533-1782. Cost: $10 for MORP members; $20 for non-members.
Sunday, March 15
Lighthouse Baptist Church invites you to celebrate its 30th anniversary at 10:45 a.m., with a potluck to follow. Join us as we honor those who have been members since the inception of Lighthouse Baptist Church, at 11502 Colorado Highway 145.
Monday, March 16
Habitat For Humanity of Montezuma County holds free information session for low-income households interested in applying to partner with Habitat to become homeowners. Applicants must be residents of Montezuma County for at a year and stay for full meeting to receive application. Session is at 6 p.m., at Dolores Public Library. Info: 970-565-8312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four Corners Nine Twelve group will meet at the Cortez Elks Lodge at 7 p.m. A speaker will discuss the issue of an Art. V convention of States to propose Amendments to the Constitution. Pros and cons for discussion. Public welcome.
The Dolores River Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited holds a general membership meeting in the downstairs meeting room at the Main Street Brewery in Cortez. Meet-and-greet at 6 p.m.; program, at 6:30 p.m. The program will be a “Guide to Fishing Local Waters: Where, When, What and How”. Open to the public.
Tuesday, March 17
The San Juan National Forest hosts the discussion “Meet the Beetles,” to learn about the spruce beetle and its impact in San Juan forests. In the Vallecito Room in the Fort Lewis College Student Union Building, 6–8 p.m. Forest Service staff will be on hand at 5:30 p.m.
Habitat For Humanity of Montezuma County holds free information session for low-income households interested in applying to partner with Habitat to become homeowners. Applicants must be residents of Montezuma County for at a year and stay for full meeting to receive application. Session is at 6 p.m., at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Cortez. Info: 970-565-8312 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, March 18
Battle Rock Charter School hosts a family night for parents and children at 7 p.m., geared to prospective students.Presentation by teachers Justine Bayles and Tegan Lewis and students. Topics include Battle Rock enrollment and curriculum, the new 4H club, poultry, garden, and horse program, followed by questions and answers. Refreshments. At 11247 Road G, Cortez.
The Southwest Colorado Green Party will hold a Quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilson Building at 10 W. Main St., Cortez. All are welcome.
Thursday, March 19
Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to hear about fishing in the Four Corners at an “Anglers’ Roundtable,” 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dolores Public Lands Center. A biologist will talk about the status of various waters. CPW is in the process of a five-year review of its fishing regulations. Info: cpw.state.co.us.
Mancos Public Library screens “The Homestretch” at 6 p.m. The film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school. It is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, an initiative to help communities address dropout crisis. A community discussion will follow. The film premieres on April 13 on PBS (check local listings). Info: www.pbs.org/independentlens/homestretch/
Friday, March 20
M-CHS presents the play “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the M-CHS auditorium. Cost: $8 for adults; $5 for students and senior citizens; free for kids under 5. Also playing at 7 p.m. March 21, 27, and 28, with a 1 p.m. matinee on March 28. Info: www.mchdrama.org.
Saturday, March 21
The Cortez Farmers Market invites vendors to its spring meeting at 2 p.m. at SW Memorial Hospital’s Physician Bldg., at 20 S. Market St. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. Topics include a financial and manager’s report, a review of 2014 and rules and regulations, and instructions and timelines for vendor applications. Info: Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970)565-3123.
Get help about filing taxes from Kathy Elliott, a certified volunteer tax assistant, 10 a.m. to noon at the Mancos Public Library, 211 West First St. Elliott is VITA-certified and the local coordinator for Tax Help Colorado. Free and open to the public. Info: Call 970-533-7600 or visit www.mancoslibrary.org.
Montezuma’s Table, a progressive banquet-style dinner, begins at 4 p.m. at Sunflower Theatre and moves to The Farm, Stonefish Sushi & More, Pepperhead, and ends with dessert at San Juan Coffee. Readings from literature. Tickets: $125 each at Pepperhead, 44 West Main. Benefits the Cortez Public Library. Info: Montezuma’s Table on Facebook.
The Mancos Valley Distillery presents Big Money and the Corporate Citizens. Doors open at 5 p.m.; music at 7 p.m. Cover charge: $3. Edgy blues-reggae-rock fusion jams with vocals, guitar, and harmonica solos by Robert N. Dunn, Matt Robinson, Billy Kneebone, Peter Ortego and Rich Talbot. “Tastes Like Friday” cocktail specials.
Dolores Secondary Schools Ireland Trip Fundraiser: Support a group of Dolores Middle and High School students raising money for a trip of a lifetime. They’ll work at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in exchange for a portion of sales.
Sunday, March 22
Live music by The Porchlights, “Original Acoustic Free Range Music,” starting at 6 p.m. at the Mancos Brewing Company, 550 W. Railroad Ave., in Mancos.
MONDAY, March 23
Habitat For Humanity of Montezuma County holds free information session for low-income households interested in applying to partner with Habitat to become homeowners. Applicants must be residents of Montezuma County for at a year and stay for full meeting to receive application. Session is at 6 p.m., at Mancos Public Library. Info: 970-565-8312 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 24
Freshman orientation at M-CHS, 6–8 p.m. Exploring elective classes, clubs, activities, and programs. Meet coaches and get information about teams. Learn about high school and college requirements, and tips for choosing classes; tips for parents; the “flipped mastery” used in science classes; and the health clinic.
Thursday, March 26
The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office hosts a three-hour course titled Water Law 101 at 6:30 p.m. at the Montezuma County Fair Grounds, 30100 U.S. 160, Cortez. Civil and criminal aspects of water law and usage will be covered. To reserve a spot, contact Wanda Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-564-4960.
Dr. Seuss family night and spaghetti dinner, 5:30–7 p.m., 915 Broadway, Room 110. Play with your children, eat a free dinner. Games provided. Save a spot at email@example.com or 970-564-3211.
Monday, March 30
SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents Quartetto Gelato at M-CHS at 7 p.m. This Canadian quartet is known for clever programming and humor and includes clarinet, cello, violin, and accordion player. Info: Lindsay Havran 565-7676 or Joyce Stevenson 565-4757.
Wednesday, April 1
Free eviction clinic for landlords and tenants at 3:30 p.m. at the Justice Building at 601 N. Mildred Road in Cortez. Info: 970-564-5029 from 8 a.m. to noon and 970-564-5073 from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Saturday, APril 4
Dinner and A Movie at the Fort Lewis College Vallecita Room. Learn about Permaculture and the abundance it can bring and enjoy a Curry dinner. Dinner service starts at 6 p.m. with movies to follow. Info: 970-759-2724. A $5 donation is suggested.
Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen request unwanted new or used equipment for the tack sale on April 4. All items will need to be cleaned before April 3. A volunteer signup sheet will be available at the March 3 meeting at the Elks Lodge in Cortez, 7 p.m. To donate, consign or ask questions, call Cindy Clare, 970-882-4255. Website: mesaverdehorsemen.com.
Thursday, April 9
“What Are We Afraid of Losing” will be the topic at the next “How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe” conversation. We will meet at St. Barnabas Church, at 6:30 p.m.. Questions required. No answers promised. Call 565-7865 for more information.
Saturday, April 11
Learn to cope with difficult days at a “time away” for women, 9 a.m. – noon, at Hampton Hall at First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St., Cortez. Presented by the Rev. Suzanne Listemann and Sandy Towns, spiritual growth coordinator for the Cortez United Methodist Women. Scripture reading, singing, prayer, activities, and lemon snacks. Free. Info and reservations: Call Eleanor Kuhl at (970) 564-0708.
Saturday, April 18
Montelores Baptist Church hosts WestWind Connection in concert at 5:30 p.m., 18735 CR 23.5 off Colorado 184. Free and includes a barbecue dinner; donations accepted. Info: Pastor Paul Gleason at 970-882-2418.
Saturday, April 25
Dinner and A Movie at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez. Learn about Permaculture and the abundance it can bring and enjoy a Curry dinner. Dinner service starts at 6 p.m. with movies to follow. Info.: 970-759-2724. A $5 donation is suggested.
Mondays And Fridays
Cortez Public Library offers one-on-one computer and tech tutoring. Call 970-565-8117 or visit the library, 202 N. Park, to schedule an appointment.
Southwest Center for Independence Second Chance Brain Injury group meets at noon at 2409 E. Empire, Cortez. Call Matthew, 570-8001.
Cortez Emblem Club No. 261 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday (except in January and February). Call 565-2197.
American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Call 565-8151.
Dolores Mountain Quilters meets 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. On April 7, Gail Braunn will show how to make a modern wall hanging, table runner and placemats. Guests and visitors are welcome. Info: doloresmountainquilters.org or Judith Swain 970-560-4426.
The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meet at the Elks Lodge in Cortez at 6:15 p.m. (except December). Buy a taco or hamburger and drink. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Info: www.mesaverdehorsemen.com.
Second and Fourth Tuesdays
Knitting Club at the Mancos Public Library. Learn to knit, 6–7 p.m. Come to any or all sessions. Free. Teens and adults welcome. Limited knitting needles and yarn are available, so bring your own if possible. To sign up or for information, visit www.mancoslibrary.org or call Kathy Graf at 970-565-7600 ext. 206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes support group meets 3:30–5 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Learn to manage diabetes; share ideas. Sessions are free and open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Contact Laura White, RD, at 564-2276 for details.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets at noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Nicci Crowley at email@example.com or call 570-9372.
Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group meets at 5-6:30 p.m. in the Kiva room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Share ideas and exchange information with others. Free. Call Registered Dietitian Laura White, at 564-2276.
The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 meets at 7 p.m. at the Post home in Mancos.
First Friday Leadership at First National Bank in Cortez, 8–9 a.m. Free. Coffee and doughnuts at 7:45 a.m. Call Dena, 565-3414.
Caregiver/Advocate support group for caregivers of any person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or any chronic illness at noon at Vista Mesa Assisted Living, 1206 N. Mildred, Cortez. Discuss options with other caregivers. Lunch provided. Info: Elaine at the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 259-0122
The Mancos Water Conservancy District board meets at 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 42599 Road N, Mancos. Info: Gary Kennedy, 533-7325.
The Montezuma County Historical Society Board of Directors meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elks Club and includes a no-host lunch. Anyone interested in area history is welcome.
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. To help or donate, call Gretchen, 509-830-4380.
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours at various locations, 5–7 p.m. Call 565-3414.
The Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets at 7 p.m. at various locations. Woodworkers welcome, beginner to expert. Call Rick, 533-7180.
Montezuma County Republican Women meet at noon at Shiloh’s on Veach and Main St. All are welcome. Info: Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.
A free legal self-help clinic for Montezuma County parties without an attorney are 2-4 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.
Summit Ridge Women’s Club seeks members to promote the organization and service club efforts of providing High School scholarships, sponsoring families in need during holiday events. The club meets once a month. For information, call Marie Chiarizia 757-395-0915.
Christian Motorcycle Association – Cortez Chapter holds its 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Jack & Janelle’s, 801 E. Main St. Call chapter president Steve Reed at 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon is noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Call 565-3414.
Caregiver/advocate support group for caregivers of any person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or any chronic illness at 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 North Park St. Cortez. Discuss options with other caregivers.
Adult Computer Classes, 1:30-3 p.m. at Mancos Public Library Community Meeting Room 211, W. First St., Mancos. Call 970-533-7600 to enroll. No charge.
Dolores secondary PTO meets at 3:45 p.m. in Mr. Thurston’s office. Email Heather Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tif at 903-8752.
The Cortez Fire Protection District holds CPR and First-Aid certification classes at 9 a.m., Station 1, 30 N. Ash St., Cortez. Courses are six to eight hours and include CPR/AED, CPR/AED and First-Aid, Healthcare Provider CPR. Minimum class size is four students. Call 970-565-3157 to register.
The Southwest Center for Independence Potluck Lunch Group meets at noon, 2409 E. Empire St., Cortez. Call Matthew, 570-8001.
4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elk’s Lodge. Info: 565-2197.
Monthly Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron’s monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mancos, 150 N. Walnut St. Call 970-759-7012.
Bereavement Support Group for anyone dealing with a sudden, accidental, suicidal or traumatic death event at 5:15 p.m. Hospice of Montezuma, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Info: 565-4400.
The Mancos Public Library Board of Trustees meets at 5 p.m. in the library meeting room, 211 West First Street, Mancos. Info. 533-7600.
The Four Corners Community Band meets 7-9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cortez at the corner of Market and North Street. New members welcome. Call Fawn at 882-2522 or visit www.fourcornerscommunityband.com.
The Dolores Public Library answers technology/software questions about Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. Free at 2-5 p.m. Call 882-4127.
Free medical care, Tuesday 1 – 1:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St., Cortez. Call 565-4436 to schedule, or show up. Limited primary and pediatric care.
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; runs through May. Children ages 2-6 will be taught songs, verses and stories. A craft is offered. Free. Call the library at 533-7600 or visit www.mancoslibrary.org.
“Joyful Noise” Children’s Choir starting in Mancos. Grades K-6, Homeschoolers welcome. Tuesdays, 4-4:45 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, corner of Bauer and Oak in Mancos.
Yoga Flow with Lily, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Grange. Call 847-819-2039.
Bible studies at Chapel on the Farm, 6 p.m. 19927 Road 26.2 Loop, Dolores. 903-6153
Raising Readers Storytime offers songs, stories, crafts and silliness, using the Early Childhood Literacy Initiative program at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. For preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Older children may attend the craft at 11:15 a.m. The theme for March is “Almost Spring.” “Mud” is on March 5; “Green,” on March 12; “Get Your Goat,” on March 19 and “Use Your Words” on March 26.
Free Community Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Cortez Family Worship Center Foursquare Church, 500 N. Washington. Donation appreciated. Call 565-3709.
Weekly weigh-ins available with the Waist Management Group, 4:40 to 5:30 p.m., 343 E. Main St., Suite 300, Cortez. Free. Info: Berta at 565-9515 or 739-6014 after 4:30 p.m.
Country music and dancing for residents at the Cortez Senior Center, 7–10 p.m.
Overcomers Outreach bridges the gap between 12-Step recovery groups and churches of all denominations. Christ-centered and Bible-based. Evangel Assembly of God, 209 W. 5th St., Cortez. 6:30 p.m. Call James, 303-519-7523.
Elks Bingo. New hours, beginning at 7 p.m. Come eat, play and visit.
Life Drawing, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center 25 N. Market St., Cortez. Bring your own drawing materials. Easels and models provided. Ages 18 and older. No instructor; $5 fee. Info: 970-565-1151, ext.10 and cortezculturalcenter.org.
Friendship Social Group, 1 p.m. at Beny’s Diner, 640 S. Broadway, Cortez. For those looking for support with finding friends and social activities after a loss, or need a break as a caregiver. Sponsored by Hospice of Montezuma.
TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Cortez Public Library.
“Bereavement & Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m. Hospice of Montezuma. Call Sunny for information and location. 565-4400.