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CortezTuesday, April 19
MCEDA’s annual meeting and lunch, noon to 2 p.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Guest speaker Elizabeth Garner, of the state demographic office. Free lunch. RSVP Cjones@montezumaCEDA.com by April 10.Thursday, April 21
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s monthly board meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Discussion will include the group’s finances, pet assistance programs, our April Yard Sale and Pet Vaccination Clinic. All are welcome. Details: (970) 565-PETS/7387.
Montelores Early Childhood Council’s Family Night, 5:30–7 p.m. at the Johnson Building, 925 S. Broadway, Room 110.April’s theme is Science & Art, focusing on social/emotional skills for children birth to age 8. Free activities and dinner. RSVP to 970-564-3211 or email@example.com.Friday, April 22
Swap Till You Drop, 4-8 p.m. at Love on a Hanger, 34 E. Main St. Upscale clothing swap benefits RENEW & Wings Safehouse. Drop off clothing by April 20 at Love on a Hanger. Tickets: $10 with clothing; $15 without. Details: 970-565-9075.
Messianic Passover Seder, 6 p.m., ECBY, Tree of Life In’Jesus. Reserve seating only: $22 each. Tickets must be purchased before April 11. Details: 970-562-6311.www.byeshua.orgSaturday, April 23
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Spring Low-Cost Dog & Cat Vaccination Clinic, 9 a.m. to noon at the IFA Country Store, 10501 Highway 491. A portion of each vaccine package will be donated to For Pets’ Sake. Info: 970-565-PETS(7387).Tuesday, April 26
Luckyiam performs at Blondie’s, 9 p.m. No cover. Special guests Lana Shea, Dj Nykon, DJ Two Tone. Details: 739-4944.Friday, April 29
Solo blues artist Eli Cook performs at the Sunflower Theatre, 7:30 p.m., 8 East Main St.Friday-Saturday, April 29-30
The Cortez Lions Club hosts the 6W District Convention, Baymont Inn, 2321 E. Main St., and Creative Genius Destination Grill and Conference Room. Details: Irene Aldaz, 970-565-3830.Saturday, April 30
The 22nd annual Pueblo to Pueblo Run & Bike Event, featuring a 5k run, half-marathon and 25-mile bike ride at the Cortez Cultural Center. Details: Sensa @ 565-1151 ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Sunday, May 1
SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents its last concert of the season, a quartet of piano, bass and drums led by trumpet virtuoso Jens Lindeman, at 7 p.m. at the M-CHS auditorium. Doors open at 6:30. Single tickets on sale at 6:40 – $20/adult, $5/student – and 2016-17 tickets on sale at 6 p.m. Details: Joyce Stevenson 565-4757 or Lindsay Havran 565-7676.Monday, May 2
“The Golden (?) Rule” is the topic at the “How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe,” 6:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 565-7865.Thursday, May 5
Support group for parents of adult children, 6:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, corner of North and Elm. Try this group if you’re disappointed, or feel abandoned, alienated or worried. Details: 565-7865.Tuesday, May 10
Free eviction clinic for landlords and tenants, 3:30 p.m., at the Justice Building, 601 N. Mildred Road. No legal advice. Attendees learn about the eviction process and court forms. Details: Donna, at 970-565-7580.Thursday, May 12
The annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival’s Local Lakes Tour, to view waterfowl, waders and shorebirds. Pre-registration required for tours and Saturday banquet. Registration and walk-ins accepted for lectures at Cortez Cultural Center. Details: www.utemountainmesaverdebirdingfestival.com and 970-565-1151.Saturday, May 14
The Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival tours RSL Ranch, on Summit Ridge between Mancos and Dolores. Participants travel by van; seating is on a first-come, pre-registration basis. Register at www.utemountainmesaverdebirdingfestival.com. Call 970-565-1151.
The Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road, hosts a free Health, Safety and Wellness Information and Awareness Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information or an application, contact Lynn at 565-7423 or email@example.com. Vendor tables are free.Monday, May 16
A Cappella Chorus from Rochester College performs at St. Barnabas Church, 7 p.m., 110 W. North St. The 40-member chorus presents a program spanning years, nationalities, and musical styles. An offering benefits Grace’s Kitchen. Details: 565-7865.Saturday, May 21
Sixth Annual Dairy Goat Information Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20198 County Road P in Cortez. See animals and get advice and demonstrations on care and maintenance. Multiple breeds represented, some for sale. Equipment available for sale.For more information call Jeanette at 565-9065 and leave a message.Wednesday, May 18
Amazing Authors Tour with Kevin Fedarko, published in “The Best American Travel Writing,” 6 p.m., Cortez Public Library.
Sunday, June 5
Dolores County Jr. Rodeo Series, Dolores County Fairgrounds, Dove Creek. Check in at 8:30 a.m.; rodeo begins at 9 a.m. Details: Dolores County Jr. Rodeo on Facebook.
Sunday, June 25
Dolores County Jr. Rodeo Series, Dolores County Fairgrounds, Dove Creek. Check in at 8:30 a.m.; rodeo begins at 9 a.m. Details: Dolores County Jr. Rodeo on Facebook.Saturday, July 16
Dolores County Jr. Rodeo Series, Dolores County Fairgrounds, Dove Creek. Check in at 8:30 a.m.; rodeo begins at 9 a.m. Details: Dolores County Jr. Rodeo on Facebook.
Sunday, Aug. 14
Free nondenominational silent meditation, in the Johnson Building at 7 p.m. at 925 Broadway, No. 184. Call (970) 560-2822.Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Cortez Public Library computer and tech tutoring, 202 N. Park. Call 970-565-8117 or visit the library for an appointment.First Monday
Cortez Emblem Club No. 261 meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Monday every month at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Details: 565-2197.First Tuesday
American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets, 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Call 565-8151.
The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meet, 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. Details: www.mesaverdehorsemen.com.First Wednesday
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 2 diabetes. Contact Laura White, RD, at 564-2276 for details.First Thursday
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Nicci Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-9372.
Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group meets, 5-6:30 p.m. in the Kiva room at Southwest Memorial. Share ideas and exchange information. Free. Details: Laura White, 564-2276.First Friday
Caregiver/Advocate support group for caregivers of any person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or chronic illness, noon at Vista Mesa Assisted Living, 1206 N. Mildred, Cortez. Lunch. Details: 259-0122.
The Disabled American Veterans’ monthly meeting, The Veterans Outreach Center, 7 W. First St., Cortez. Lunch at noon, meeting at 12:30 p.m. Details: 560-2793.Second Tuesday
The Ute Mountain High School Rodeo Team meets, 6 p.m. in the outdoor arena at the fairgrounds. Details: Karen, 970-560-2657.
The Cortez Beading Guild meets, 5 p.m. in the Cortez library conference room. All skill levels and talents welcome. Details: 970-529-0149.
A support group for people with disabilities meets, 2–3:30 p.m. at 2409 Empire St. Sponsored by the Southwest Center for Independence. Details: 970-570-8001 or e-mail Luanne@swilc.org.
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. History buffs welcome.
The Southwest Art League meets, each month. Details and locations, 882-4770.Second Wednesday
Montezuma County Hospital District monthly board of directors meets, 6-8 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial hospital. Public is welcome. Details: 564-2146.Second Thursday
The Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets, 7 p.m. at various locations. Beginners and experts welcome. Details: Tom, 882-7360.
Montezuma County Republican Women meet, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse at Veach and Main streets. All are welcome. Details: Rosemarie Beall, 564-1576.
Support group for people living with Fibromyalgia, 1-2:30 p.m. at the SWCI office at 2409 E. Empire, Cortez. Details: 970-570-8001 or email@example.com.
Free estate planning seminar, 5-7 p.m., Vectra Bank Conference Room, 350 W. Montezuma Ave. Overview of estate planning issues, including wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney. No reservation needed. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.Third Tuesday
The Compassionate Friends Four Corners Chapter, For Families following the Death of a Child meets, 7 p.m. at the Hospice Building, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Use kitchen entrance. Call Cherie at 565-6480 or Debbie at 565-4732.Third Wednesday
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Call 565-3414.
Caregiver/advocate support group for caregivers of any person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or chronic illness at 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St.Third Saturday
Christian Motorcycle Association Cortez Chapter, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Jack & Janelle’s, 801 E. Main St. Details: Steve Reed, 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.Third Sunday
The Cortez Fire Protection District’s CPR and First-aid certification classes, 9 a.m., Station 1, 30 N. Ash St. Courses are six to eight hours and include CPR/AED, CPR/AED and First-aid, Healthcare Provider CPR. Minimum class size is four. Register: 565-3157.Fourth Tuesday
4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets, 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Details: 565-2197.Fourth Saturday
The Cortez Beading Guild meets, noon in the Cortez library conference room. All skill levels and talents welcome. Details: 970-529-0149.Fourth Sunday
KIRTAN in Cortez (Bhakti Yoga practice), 6-8 p.m., at Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 30 W. Main, Cortez. All are welcome. $10 donation suggested. Details: Jennie Nuriya 801-671-6275.Every Monday
The Four Corners Community Band, 7-9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cortez at Market and North streets. New members welcome. Details: 882-2522 or fourcornerscommunityband.com.Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
One-on-one computer and tech tutoring, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117 or at the library.Every Wednesday
Sitting in the quiet, meditation, contemplation, centering prayer, 12:15–12:45 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 565-7865.
St. Paul’s Joyful Noise Children’s Choir, meets 4-4:45 p.m. at Oak and Bauer. Traditional songs with piano, dulcimer, hand percussion, Orff instruments and some acting and dance. Free. All welcome, Ages K-5.
Open House GOAL Academy, 1-4 p.m., 215 N Linden Street, Unit D, Cortez. Free blended online High School for students ages 14-21. Sign up for the 2016-2017 school year or call Liz at 970-213-0923.Every Thursday
Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez. Older children may join us for a craft at 11:15 a.m. March schedule: Sneaky Snakes, March 3; Lego Adventures, March 10; Donuts Are Another Food Group, March 17; Timeless Dr. Seuss, March 24; Easter Fun, March 31. Details: 970-565-8117.
Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez. Older children may join us for a craft at 11:15 a.m. April schedule: April Fool’s Day, April 7; Turtles, April 14; Butterfly Kisses, April 27; Arbor Day, April 28. Details: 970-565-8117.
Country music and dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Cortez Senior Center.
Bingo at the Cortez Elks Club, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Early Bird game at 6:45, with others to follow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverages available. Pots vary in payoffs with 2 progressive payoff games. Special giveaways at different times.Every Friday
TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Cortez Public Library. Details: 970-882-4369.Every Saturday
Restoration Bible Study Series, about the Hebrew roots and insights into the Gospel, at 10 a.m., ECBY, Tree of Life In’Jesus, 1509 Colorado 145, Cortez. Praise and worship, lecture, and workbook discussion. Cost: $32, including book and workbook. Details: 970-562-6311 and www.byeshua.org.
Free silent nondenominational silent meditation, 10 a.m. at The Woozledoozer, 925 S. Broadway No. 211. Call (970) 560-2822 (Pixy).Every Sunday
The Unitarian Universalists meet, 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Cortez Cultural Center, with presentations on comparative philosophies and religions. Details: 970-677-4189.
Course in Miracles meeting, 7-9 p.m., two miles north on Road 25. All are welcome. Details: Larry at 970-565-4286.DoloresThursday, April 21
Personal Finance Lecture Series, 6 p.m., Dolores Public Library. Adviser Andrew Cuckie, of Edward Jones, discusses safe investment strategies. Details: 970-882-4127.Saturday, April 23
Personal Finance Lecture Series, 1 p.m., Dolores Public Library. Pam Moore, of La Plata Homes Fund, reviews home loan options and the home loan application process. Details: 970-882-4127.
Free after-prom bowling party for Dolores students, 11 p.m. - 1 a.m., Lakeside Lanes in Cortez. Hosted by Dolores High School and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Parents, bring finger foods and appetizers to share. Soft drinks available for purchase.Tuesday, April 26
Bingo Night at the Dolores Community Center, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. Proceeds help support the Dolores Community Center. Details: Chris Trusler, 970-570-9425.Thursday, April 28
Fingerpicking for beginners, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Dolores Public Library. Wild Billy Kneebone teaches two styles of picking for free; bring your own acoustic guitar. Details: 822-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.Saturday, April 30
Annual Cookbook Exchange, noon-2 p.m., Dolores Public Library. Bring a few, leave a few. Snacks provided, but feel free to bring one to share. Details: 822-4127 or visit DoloresLibrary.org.Thursday, May 5
Personal Finance Lecture Series, 6 p.m., Dolores Public Library. Pam Moore, of La Plata Homes Fund, focuses on understanding a credit report and ways to improve your score. Details: 970-882-4127.Thursday, May 19
Personal Finance Lecture Series, 6 p.m., Dolores Public Library. Donna Dyer, of Dolores State Bank, reviews the latest information on methods of identity theft and how to protect yourself. Details: 970-882-4127.First Tuesday
Dolores Mountain Quilters meeting, 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. The program for the April 5th meeting will be a demonstration by Gail Aspromonte from Quilt-It-Yaya on the HQ Sweet Sixteen sit-down quilting machine. Guests and visitors are welcome. Info: doloresmountainquilters.org or 719-850-0923.Third Thursday
Dolores secondary PTO meets, 3:45 p.m. in Mr. Thurston’s office. Email Heather Alvarez at email@example.com or call Tif at 903-8752.Every Tuesday
The Dolores Public Library, answers technology/software questions about Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. Free at 2-5 p.m. Call 882-4127.
Civil Air Patrol Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron meets, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at K9 Search & Rescue in Dolores. Details: Maj. Debrah Archer, 970-759-5669.Every Wednesday
Bible studies at Chapel on the Farm, 6 p.m. 19927 Road 26.2 Loop, Dolores. Details: 903-6153.
Dolores Public Library Storytime, at 10 a.m. throughout the year. Each Storytime will include stories, crafts, and more.MancosSaturday, April 23
Annual Spring Hoedown, benefiting Montezuma School to Farm Project, 5-11 p.m. at the Mancos Opera House. Live music all night long, a silent and live auction, artisanal brews and a taco bar. Tickets available at Dolores Food Market, Zuma Natural Foods, FB Organics, and Maria’s Bookshop. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Free for kids under 17.
Mancos Hose Co. No. 1 hosts an open house, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Mancos Fire Station. Meet the EMTs from Southwest Health, tour the fire station, and ask questions.
Mancos Valley Distillery presents Sticky Situation, a Totally ’80s Night. Doors open at 5 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m. Donation: $3 for the band.Sunday, April 24
Community Forum on Prison Reform, 4 p.m. at the Methodist Church, Eighth St. in Dolores. Sponsored by Montelores Human Relations Coalition. The public is invited. Bring your ideas on how we can improve our overloaded and dysfunctional system. Details: 970-317-3881.Sunday, May 8
Pictorial Copper Enameling with Jim and Dian Law, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mt. Lookout Grange. Create a picture with a copper enamel process at the Mancos School of the West.Friday-Saturday, June 3-4
Radical Dimensions in Glass Mosaic workshop, with Kelley Knickerbocker, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mancos School of the West. Workshop size: Eight to 15, Fee: $400. Register by May 1.Saturday, June 11
Gourd Ocean Drum workshop, 10 to 4 p.m., Mancos School of the West. Construct and decorate an ocean drum out of a large canteen gourd. Workshop size: 3-6. Cost: $85 person, with materials. Register: www.schoolofthewest.org/First Thursday
The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 and Auxiliary meets, 7 p.m. at the Post home in Mancos. Will open at 5:30 for a neet-and-greet, entertainment and food provided.First Saturday
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.Second Tuesday
The Mancos Water Conservancy District board meets, 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 42599 Road N, Mancos. Info: Gary Kennedy, 533-7325.Second Thursday
A free legal self-help clinic, for Montezuma County parties without an attorney are 2-3:30 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. Details: 970-564-5029 from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. and 970-564-5073 from 1–5 p.m.Second Sunday
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.Third Monday
The Mancos School District Re-6 Board of Education meets, 7 p.m., 395 W. Grand Ave., Room 503, Mancos. Work session at 6 p.m.; special meetings as needed.Third Wednesday
Play video games at the Mancos Public Library, until 5 p.m.Third Friday
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.Fourth Thursday
Monthly Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron, monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mancos, 150 N. Walnut St. Call 970-759-7012.Last Thursday
The Mancos Public Library Board of Trustees meets, 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., new time of 5 p.m.Every Tuesday
Knit or crochet at the Mancos Public Library, 6-7 p.m. Teens and adults are welcome. Free. Limited supplies of knitting materials, so bring your own if possible. Sign up at mancoslibrary.org or call 970-533-7600 ext. 206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Storytime at the Mancos Public Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A bilingual, seasonal story time for ages birth through 6 years old.
Mancos School of the Wester writing workshop, with Suzanne Strazza, 6-7:30 p.m., April 12 through May 10, Mt. Lookout GrangeEvery Wednesday
Yoga Flow with Lily, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Grange. Call 847-819-2039.
A free class for Spanish speakers, 10-11-30 a.m. at the Mancos Public Library. Work to improve your English skills.
“Joyful Noise” Children’s Choir starting in Mancos, 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, corner of Bauer and Oak. For grades K-6, Homeschoolers welcome.
Game Daze, 3:45-5 p.m., Mancos Public Library. For kids 8–12; opportunities to play technologically innovative computer-generated games.UtahMonday, April 25
Teacher and education job fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Utah State-Blanding. Workshops, jobs, school representatives.