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Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 13-15
CATCH Early Childhood Train the Trainer, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 8 a.m.-noon, The Johnson Building, 925 S. Broadway Room 110. Free program to nurture a love of physical activity, provide an introduction to classroom-based gardening and nutrition and encourage healthful eating in ages 3-5. Free lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Space is limited; register by Nov. 3 at www.surveymonkey.com/r/CECacademyCortez.
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Native American Heritage Month meal, with three dishes featuring the Three Sisters (maize, beans and squash), 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Cost: suggested donation of $5. RSVP by Nov. 1. Details: 970-565-1151, ext. 10.
Lewis-Arriola Community Center Board’s annual meeting, 7 p.m., 21176 Road S, three quarters of a mile west of U.S. 491. Elect board officers, discuss grant-funded capital projects, plan for the annual chili supper and pie auction. The public is invited.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
The California Harvest North American tour, 8 p.m., Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St. West Coast rappers A-Plus of The Hieroglyphics, Aceyalone, Equipto, Z-Man, and DJ True Justice with local support from DJ Two Tone and Obi Won & DJ Recess. Tickets: $10 at www.sunflowertheatre.org. Details: 970-739-4944.
Thursday, Nov. 16
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, Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot fundraiser and other upcoming events. All are welcome! Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Harlis Sweetwater Band featuring Hurricane Jake, 7 p.m., 8 E. Main St. Doors and cash bar open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Details: www.sunflowertheatre.org.
Friday, Nov. 17
Comedian Rusty Rutherford and Comedy Showcase Durango, 7 p.m., Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St. Doors and cash bar open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets: $12 in advance and $15 at door. Details: www.sunflowertheatre.org.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19
Catholic Daughters Crafts 4 All Seasons Bazaar and Lunch, St. Mary Margaret Mary Church Hall, 28 E. Montezuma Ave., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Lunch served both days from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with Navajo tacos and green chile stew on Saturday, and soups on Sunday. Benefits Catholic Daughters. Details: 970-564-1468.
Saturday, Nov. 18
The Cortez United Methodist Women’s annual Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church at 515 North Park St. Pies, cakes, cookies, candy, toys, gifts, decorations, etc. Coffee and sweets while they last. Proceeds benefit the mission budget of the United Methodist Women.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19
Catholic Daughters Crafts 4 All Seasons Bazaar and Lunch, St. Mary Margaret Mary Church Hall, 28 E. Montezuma Ave., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Lunch served both days from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with Navajo tacos and green chile stew on Saturday, and soups on Sunday. Benefits Catholic Daughters. Details: 970-564-1468.
Thursday, Nov. 23
Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Corner of North and Elm streets. For home delivery, call 565-7865.
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Cortez Turkey Trot fundraiser, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. at the Parque de Vida Pavilion near the Cortez Rec Center. One-mile fun walk/run begins at 10 a.m. $20 entry fee includes T-shirt and the chance to win prizes. Costumes encouraged. Details: (970) 565-PETS/7387.
Saturday, Dec. 2
Festival on the Plaza, 3-7:30 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, after the Parade of Lights. Hot beverages, cookies, gift shop discounts. Tree lighting at 5:30.
Sunday, Dec. 3
Elks Lodge Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2100 N. Dolores Road. Christmas entertainment and Santa for the kids. Lunch available for purchase. Vendor tables available for $35. Reserve a space: Sally at 970-739-0616. More information: Sally at 70-739-0616.
Tuesday, Dec. 5
Mancos Valley Chorus performs, 7 p.m., Montezuma-Cortez High School.
A spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge, with music until 10 p.m. by DJPA, to help Jennifer Gleason McDonald who is undergoing kidney surgery. Details: 970-570-6020 or 970-739-0616.
Thursday, Dec. 7
Gingerbread Auction to benefit Grace’s Kitchen, 6 p.m., at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Corner of North and Elm. Deliver houses in professional, adult and youth categories to the church by 3 p.m. Judging at 5:30 p.m. Prizes and auction at 6 p.m. Light refreshments. Details: 970-565-7865.
Saturday, Dec. 16
Holiday Pop-up Shop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center. Guest artisans showcase their craft. Vendors, call Sandi, at 970-565-1151 ext. 12.
Free nondenominational silent meditation, in the Johnson Building, 7 p.m., 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.
The Cortez Emblem Club 261 meets, 5:30 p.m., the Cortez Elks Lodge. Details and to confirm: President Judi Lichliter at 970-565-7370.
The Montelores Early Childhood Council’s monthly luncheon, 11:45 a.m., in downstairs meeting room 110, in the Johnson Building, 925 S. Broadway. Public is invited. RSVP for lunch to Vangi McCoy, 970-749-7017. Bring your beverage.
Cowboy Church potluck dinner, 6 p.m., followed by music by the Stagecoach Band and a message by Pastor Mark Baker, 7 p.m., Lewis Arriola Community Center, 8 miles north of Cortez and west on Road S off U.S. 491. Details: 970-565-4194. Fellowship with music and a message. First Tuesday
American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets, 7 p.m., the Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Details: 565-8151.
The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meet, 7 p.m., the Southwest Memorial Physicians building, 20 S. Market St. Details: 970-882-4255, mesaverdehorsemen.com.
Diabetes support group meets, 3:30–5 p.m., Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Learn to manage diabetes. Share ideas. Sessions are free and open to anyone with types 1 or 2 diabetes. Details: Laura White, RD, 970-564-2276.
Montezuma County Democratic Women meet, 11:30 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: Tulli Kerstetter, email@example.com.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Jan Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-565-2197.
Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group meets, 5-6:30 p.m., Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Share ideas and exchange information. Free. Details: Laura White, 970-564-2276.
Montezuma County Democrats meet, and all are welcome. Details: Tamara Hamilton, secretary, email@example.com or 970-565-4067.
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 Road. 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.
KIRTAN in Cortez (Bhakti Yoga practice), 6-8 p.m. at Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 30 W. Main St. All are welcome. Suggested donation: $10. Details: Jennie Nuriya 970-903-0907.
First and third Wednesday
Be surrounded by the sense of Mystery during Evensong, contemplative, candlelit, chanted evening meditation, 7 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 970-565-7865.
First and third Saturday
Four Corners Square Dancers dance, 6:30 p.m., Kemper Elementary School. Details: 970-739-3385, 970-749-9682, 970-565-9836.
Second and Fourth Monday
United Search and Rescue of Montezuma County meets, 6 p.m. for training and business at the Sheriff’s Office. Come by to check out volunteering for mission response, administration, and training opportunities. Details: Troy at 970-739-9006.
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. Cortez Public Library conference room. All skill levels and talents welcome. Details: 970-529-0149.
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 Luanne@swilc.org.
The Montezuma County Historical Society meets for a no-host luncheon, 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Call Ann Wilson Brown at 565-2747 for the meeting place.
The Southwest Art League meets, each month. Details and locations, 970-882-4770.
Second and Fourth Tuesday
Mayor’s Office Hours, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Mesa Verde Room at Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave.
Montezuma County Hospital District monthly board of directors meets, 6-8 p.m. Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Public is welcome. Details: 970-564-2146.
The Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets, 7 p.m. at various locations. Beginners and experts welcome. Details: Tom, 970-882-7360.
Montezuma County Republican Women meet, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse at Veach and Main streets. All are welcome. Details: Rosemarie Beall, 970-564-1576.
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. RSVP requested at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details: 303-588-2695.
Free Supermarket Tours, noon to 1 p.m. A dietitian from Southwest Health System will conduct a free supermarket tour to help explain food labels, healthful choices, food budgets. Space is limited. Call 970-564-2275 for the store location and to register.
The Compassionate Friends Four Corners Chapter, for Families Following the Death of a Child, 7 p.m., Hospice Building, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Use kitchen entrance. Call Cherie at 970-565-6480 or Debbie at 970-565-4732.
Wound Care 360 Series, presented by Jodi Harris (PT, CWS), 5-6 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road. RSVP to email@example.com.
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Call 970-565-3414.
Caregiver/advocate support group for caregivers of any person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or chronic illness, 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St.
Literary Fridays at the Library, 10 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St.
Christian Motorcycle Association Cortez Chapter, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Montezuma Mexican Restaurant, 18396 Colorado 145, Dolores. Details: Steve Reed, 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.
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, health care provider CPR. Minimum class size is four. Register: 970-565-3157.
4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets, 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Details: 970-565-2197.
Free Family Law Post-order clinic, 4-7 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. One-on-one consulting on how to change or restrict parenting time, change or collect child support, relocate with children. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-521-6968.
The Cortez Beading Guild meets, noon in the Cortez Public Library conference room, 202 N. Park St. All skill levels and talents welcome. Details: 970-529-0149.
The Four Corners Community Band practice, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, at Market and North streets. Details: Email email@example.com or visit “Four Corners Community Band” on Facebook.
Embrace Grace, a free support group for pregnant women of all ages, 6:30 p.m. at Community of Believers Church, 23826 County Road G. Details: Debbie at 970-739-2344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or email email@example.com.
Trivia, 7 p.m. at Blondie’s, 45 E. Main St.
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.
The Cortez Public Library’s Family Entertainment Series, 2 p.m., 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117.
Open Mic, 7 p.m. at Blondie’s. Details: 739-4944.
Bridge players needed, 1:30 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 305 S. Washington St. Everyone is invited; entry-level and up. Mentors welcome. Details: 970-565-6088 or 970-565-7024.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Master’s Swimming Group with Mesa Verde Aquatics Club, 6-7:30 a.m. Swim with coach Kevin Ketterer at the Cortez Rec Center. All levels welcome. Entry fee at Rec Center and $35 a month to MVAC.
Tai Chi class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Cortez Rec Center, 425 Roger Smith Ave. Exercise for strength and health. Cost: $4. Details: instructor Donna Hicks, 970-564-4080 or 435-705-3412, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sitting in the quiet, meditation, contemplation, centering 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.
Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., and 9:30 a.m. Older children may join for a craft at 11:15 a.m. Favorite Author Leo Lionni, Nov. 2; Family, Nov. 9; Pies, Nov.16; Things That Go, Nov. 30. Closed Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving. Details: 970-565-8117.
Bingo at the Cortez Elks Club, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Early-bird game at 6:45 p.m., with others to follow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverages available. Pots vary in payoffs with two progressive payoff games. Special giveaways at different times.
Overeaters Anonymous weekly meetings, 8 p.m. at the Cortez Dental office, 43 W. Montezuma Ave. (corner of Montezuma and Chestnut). Details: 970-799-2183.
TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-882-4369.
Genesis Study utilizing Chuck Misler’s Genesis Commentary, 6:30 p.m. at Tree of Life In’Jesus, 1509 Colorado 145. Ongoing discussion, praise and worship after. Workbook and notes are optional. Details: 970-562-6311.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, 12-step program at Rock Springs Church campus, U.S. 160, 2 miles east of the fairgrounds. CR Café at 6-7 p.m., large learning group, 7-8 p.m., open share 8-9 p.m. Child care is provided.
Free silent nondenominational silent meditation, 10 a.m. at The Woozledoozer, 925 S. Broadway, No. 211. Call 970-560-2822 (Pixy).
The Unitarian Universalists, 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., 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, 970-565-4286.
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Burros of Grand Canyon National Park, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Encore presentation. Mark Applequist presents a slideshow and talk on his experience rounding up and relocating wild burros from Grand Canyon National Park. Details: 970-882-4127.
Friday, Nov. 17
Lego Club, 1–2:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. We provide the Legos. You build whatever you imagine. Children 7 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older). Details: 970-882-4127.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Free Community Yoga, 9:30-11 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Bring your mat, water and comfortable clothing. For all ages. Details: 970-882-4127.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
Classic Movie Matinee, noon, Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Classic movie and popcorn in the meeting room. For the month’s film title and details, call 882-4127 or visit DoloresLibrary.org.
Dolores Mountain Quilters meet, 10 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Guests and visitors are welcome. Details: http://www.doloresmountainquilters.org or July Bryan at 970-739-9994.
Dolores secondary PTO meets, 3:45 p.m., Mr. Thurston’s office. Email Heather Alvarez at email@example.com or call Tif at 903-8752.
Third and fourth Thursday
K9 Search & Rescue Team meets at the Dog House, 7:30 p.m. for training. Open to the public. Volunteers needed for response, training, administration. No dogs needed. Details: 970-882-4746.
Christian Motorcycle Association Cortez Chapter, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Montezuma Mexican Restaurant, 18396 Colorado 145. Details: Steve Reed, 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.
Technology/software help with Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. Free at 2-5 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 970-882-4127.
Civil Air Patrol Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron meets, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at K9 Search & Rescue in Dolores. Details: Debrah Archer, 970-759-5669.
Bible studies at Chapel on the Farm, 6 p.m. 19927 Road 26.2 Loop, Dolores. Details: 903-6153.
Dolores Public Library Storytime, 10 a.m. throughout the year. Each Storytime will include stories, crafts, more.
Tutorial Thursday, 2 p.m. at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Learn a new tech skill every Thursday with other beginners in this weekly class. Details: 970-882-4127
Preschool Storytime, Preschool children and caregivers are invited to storytime, 10 a.m. in the Dolores Public Library meeting room, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: DoloresLibrary.org or 970-882-4127.
Sunday, Dec. 3
Mancos Valley Chorus performs, 3:30 p.m. at Mancos United Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave.
Friday, Dec. 8
Mancos Valley Chorus performs, 7 p.m., Mancos United Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave.
Saturday, Dec. 9
Mancos Valley Chorus performs, 3:30 p.m., Mancos United Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave.
Friday, Dec. 8
Mancos Grand Winter Nights Event, 5-8 p.m. at local galleries and shops on Grand Avenue and Main Street downtown. Sponsored by the Mancos Creative District. Details: Sarah Syverson, 970-903-8831.
Saturday, Dec. 9
Mancos Winter Holiday Art Bazaar and Festivities, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Grand Avenue and Main Street downtown. Shopping and activities for the whole family. See Santa at the Artisans of Mancos, make holiday at Fahrenheit, visit Holiday Art Fairs at the Mancos Community Center and Hello Zark. Details: Mancos Creative District Director Sarah Syverson, 970-903-8831.
Through Dec. 9
Mancos Creative District call for artists, for the Mancos Winter Holiday Arts Bazaar on Dec. 9. Details and application: Sarah Syverson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-903-8831.
A free legal self-help clinic, for Montezuma County parties without an attorney, 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.–noon and 970-564-5073 from 1–5 p.m.
The Montezuma County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and Auxiliary meets, 7 p.m., 136 Grand Ave. Information: Commander Rick Rohsner, 970-560-3655; Auxiliary President Beverly Humiston-Scott, 970-759-1332. Beginning Jan. 4, the VFW meets at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St.
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. Snacks provided. Details and schedule: 970-533-7600.
The Mancos Water Conservancy District board meeting, 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 42599 Road N, Mancos. Details: Gary Kennedy, 970-533-7325.
The Mancos Community Dinners, 6:30 p.m. each month at Mount 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.
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 email@example.com.
Kids Storytime at the Mancos Public Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A bilingual, seasonal storytime for ages infant through 6 years old.
Yoga Flow with Lily, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Grange. Call 847-819-2039.
Game Daze, 3:45-5 p.m., Mancos Public Library. For kids 8–12; opportunities to play technologically innovative computer-generated games.