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Call for artists and vendors for Mancos Valley Balloon & Artfest, which runs Sept. 26-27. Details: 970-533-7434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Unlimited Learning Center is enrolling students through September to earn a GED, 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 640 E. Second St., Cortez. Details: 970-565-1601.
Thursday, Sept. 10
Join the Chamber of Commerce for food, drinks and community at our Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m. at 31 W. Main St. Meet our new manager, connect with local professionals and sign up to host a BAH.
Landscape artist J. Milton Beens offers a free plein air painting demonstration from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the back porch of the chief ranger's office, next door to the Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum in No reservation needed.
The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Guests are welcome. This month: a demonstration of hoof boots and composite shoes by Kevin Myers, of EasyCare Inc. in the pavilion at 7:30. Learn more: www.4cbch.org, call 970-749-0316 or email email@example.com.
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. Tim Riley, Curator of Archaeology at the Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum in Price, Utah, will present a program on "Coprolites and their Value in Archaeological Research". The public is invited.
Friday, Sept. 11
Live music with Rob Webster at Blondies in Cortez, 8 p.m. More info at www.robwebstermusic.com.
Life Is An Adventure at Mancos Public Library with "Discovering the Inka, " a slideshow and presentation by Michael Williams at 7 p.m. Details: Visit www.mancoslibrary.org or call the library at 970-533-7600.
Night and Day, an exhibit of new Giclee prints by Janet E. Chanay, opens at 6-8 p.m. at the Raven House Gallery, 120 W. Grande Ave., Mancos.
Saturday, Sept. 12
Walk to End Alzheimer's at Cortez City Park. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., walk begins at 9:30 a.m., and all-day festivities including the Blue Moon Ramblers, Donny Johnson, Dawni Stiegelmeyer, Linda Carter, Anthony Maes, and the M-CHS Honors Choir begin at 10:45 a.m. There will be silent and live auctions, games, booths and a bouncy house. at 10:45 a.m. Details: Elaine at 970-799-2328, or Sheila at 970-560-2228.
The local League of Women Voters gets an overview of behavioral health care in Colorado and with federal legislation at 9 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. The presenter will be retired District Judge Sharon Hansen. Information: Eleanor Kuhl at 970-564-0708.
Sunday, Sept. 13
Mancos Fall Harvest potluck, 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Grand Avenue from Main to Mesa street. Setup begins at 4:30 p.m., and bring your own table. Pie judging at 5 p.m.; dinner, at 5:30 p.m. Bring a pie in one or all categories: fruit, savory, creme, nut. Pies must arrive and be labeled by 5 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 14
The Southwest Singers' Chamber Choir begins rehearsals, meeting in the choir room of the First United Methodist Church in Cortez (515 N. Park). All parts welcome but especially needed this season are bass/baritone. Concert dates: Oct 10, Nov 22, Dec 4-5. Questions: 979-562-4476.
The Montelores Early Childhood Council holds its monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m., in downstairs meeting room 110, in the Johnson Building, 925 South Broadway, in Cortez. The public and parents are invited. Lunch provided; RSVP to Vangi McCoy, 970-749-7017.
Mancos Public Library hosts a Fall Star Party with astronomer John Buting at 8 p.m. View the sky with an expert,from the Four Corners Stargazers group. Open to the public, all ages are welcome. Details: 970-533-7600.
South African Horticulturist Speaks About Rare Plants and Succulents and Southwest Garden Similarities, 1:30 p.m. at the BLM Anasazi Heritage Center on Colo. 184 in Dolores. Free and open to the public, followed by a tour of the Heritage Center Plaza and Plant Select Demonstration gardens.
Thursday, Sept. 17
Navajo Taco Dinner Fundraiser for Grace's Kitchen, 6-8 p.m., at St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. (North and Elm). Dinner includes a Navajo Taco, a beverage and a dessert. Cost: $12/person or $25/family of four.
The Southwest Center for Independence's low-vision expo, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durango Library. Open to seniors or anyone with vision loss to learn practical strategies, funding sources and supports. Topics include TBI Vision Training, glaucoma, eye diseases, and a DVR training. Lunch provided. Details: Angela Kyle at 970-570-8001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Sept. 19
The Kiva Montessori School Yard Sale, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Donations accepted Sept. 14 to 18 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Children's House, 1204 E. Empire St. Cortez. Funds used to buy items for class; remaining items donated to the For Pet's Sake yard sale. Preferred drop-off for larger loads or larger items is Friday, Sept. 18. Details: Becca at 882-3425.
Lee Bartley and Terry Wells, with special guest Helen Looman, appear at the Mancos Brewing Company in Mancos, 6-8 p.m., playing a blend of jazz, pop and Broadway tunes.
Friday-Saturday, SEPT. 18-19
For Pets' Sake Humane Society's Fall Yard Sale fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cortez Plaza Shopping Center, 2200 block of E. Main St. Donations accepted at the building Sept. 17, 2-7 p.m. and Thursday Sept. 24, 3-6 p.m. Call for early drop-offs and large pickups: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Saturday, Sept. 19
Community Swap Meet, sponsored by Cortez Civitan, 8 a.m. to noon 20620 U.S. 491, 12 miles north of Cortez at mile marker 39.. Space rental: $10. To RSVP, call Gayle 970-529-3747.
Square dance lessons at Kemper Elementary: A meet-and-greet at Kemper at 6:30 p.m.; lessons beginning Sept. 21, 7:15-8:45 p.m. Info: Judy Morris 565-9836 or Vonnie Robinson 749-9682.
The ASCA-sanctioned dog show is at the Joe Rowell Park in Dolores. Conformation shows are open to all ASCA Australian Shepherds and the 2 Rally Trials are open to All Breeds. Details: www.4-casa.org.
"Creating Moonshot Moments" workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, 130 Noble Hall, Fort Lewis College. Free, for teachers and parents. Learn how to assist youths develop systems for organizing the environment and the mind while restoring order and confidence. Sponsored by The Liberty School and San Juan BOCES. Details: 970-385-4834.
Family Discovery Day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., LDS Chapel, 1700 E. Empire St., Cortez. Learn how to strengthen family ties across all generations. Free, all ages welcome. Sign up at www.lds.org/familydiscoveryday.
Thursday, Sept. 24
For Pets' Sake Humane Society holds its monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Discussion will include the group's finances, pet assistance programs, Fall Yard Sale, vaccination clinic and other fundraisers. All are welcome to attend. Details: (970) 565-PETS/7387.
Friday-Saturday, SEPT. 25-26
For Pets' Sake Humane Society's Fall Yard Sale fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cortez Plaza Shopping Center, 2200 block of E. Main St. Donations accepted at the building, Sept. 24, 3-6 p.m. Call for early drop-offs and large item pick-ups: (970) 565-PETS/7387.
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 25-27
Mancos Valley Balloon Festival & Street Fair, downtown Mancos, Colo. Balloon rides, live music, carriage rides, our "Pilots & Heroes" BBQ dinner, and more. Proceeds benefit: Operation Second Chance and Medicine Horse Center. To schedule a balloon ride, contact Bobbi at 970-560-0203 or email@example.com. Vendor spaces available. Details: Marie, 970-533-7434 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, Sept. 26
National Public Lands Day, held this year at Phil's World, hosts a "Trasher Hunt." Adults, motorized/non-motorized and youth volunteers are encouraged to sign up. Lunch, T-shirt, trash bags, buckets and any tools will be provided. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes, eye protection such as sunglasses and gloves. Register by Sept. 24. Details: Kathe Hayes, email@example.com or 385-1310.
Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance presents a lecture Dr. Steve Lekson at 7 p.m., at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez. Lekson will discuss Chaco, Cahokia, and Postclassic North America. The lecture is free and part of the Four Corners Lecture Series.
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. Bring your own needles and yarn if possible. To sign up or for info, ?visit www.mancoslibrary.org or ?call Kathy Graf at 970-565-7600 ext. 206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets at noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Nicci Crowley at email@example.com or call 570-9372.
The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 meets at 7 p.m. at the Post home in Mancos.
Teen Movie Nights at the Mancos Public Library, 7-10 p.m. in the Mancos Public Library Community Meeting Room. View a movie on the library's big screen. Details and schedule: 533-7600. Snacks provided!
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 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 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 Steakhouse at Veach and Main streets. 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.
Teen Nights at the Mancos Public Library, every third Friday from 7-10 p.m. during the school year. Games on Wii, PS4, Xbox One and snacks too.
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.
The Mancos Public Library Board of Trustees meets at 5 p.m. in the library meeting room, 211 W. First St. Info: 533-7600.
The Mancos Historical Society meets at the Mancos Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 470 W. Grand Ave., at 5 p.m. - a time change.
"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.
Civil Air Patrol Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at K9 Search & Rescue in Dolores. Details: Maj. Debrah Archer, 970-759-5669.
Yoga Flow with Lily, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Grange. Call 847-819-2039.