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CortezWednesday, March 14
“Anointing for Peace: A Service of Healing and Hope,” is an ecumenical time of prayer for and personal commitment to peace. Join your neighbors at 6:30 p.m. to remember those who have died from gun violence and offer ourselves in the service of Peace. St. Barnabas Church on the corner of North and Elm streets. Details: 565-7865.
The Amazing Authors 2018 Tour, with Katrina Blair, 6 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Blair, author of two books, “Local Wild Life- Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep” and “The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival” will talks and will serve samples of wild edible delicacies. Details: 970-565-8117.
Thursday, March 15
“How is One’s Moral Compass Set?” will be 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” at 6:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 565-7865.
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, St. Patrick’s Day Bake Sale, Spring Yard Sale and Pet Vaccination Clinic. All are welcome. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.
The League of Women Voters’ City Council candidate forum, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at City Hall. Eight candidates seek to fill five positions on City Council. Details: Eleanor Kuhl at 564-0708.
Learn about bees, 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. The Montezuma County Historical Society and local bee keepers provide a brief history of bees in the county and their importance today. The public is invited. Refreshments served. Details: 970-560-4717.
The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen’s monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Florida Grange on Colorado Highway 172, ½ mile south of Elmore’s Corner. Learn about minimalist packing on a riding horse. Details: www.4cbch.org or contact Julie Figg, chapter president, at 970-442-0575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 16
Screening of “Farmers for America,” a film about today’s farmers, 4 p.m., Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Cost: included in registration for the Four States Ag Expo.
Literary Fridays at the Library, with Margaret (Midge) Kirk, author of “They Persisted”, 10 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. “They Persisted” honors women who made a difference but didn’t always make headlines. Free. Details: 970-565-8117.
Saturday, March 17
Kiwanis of Mesa Verde’s second annual Polar Plunge, noon to 3 p.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Raise funds for youths by plunging into the pool. Silent and live auctions. Prizes include four Durango-Silverton Train tickets and Pagosa Hot Springs with lodging. Cash and door prizes for the jumpers.
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s St. Patrick’s Day Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the north entrance to City Market in Cortez. Bakers can drop off goodies starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Early drop-offs can be made at NetForcePC (on Main near Safeway) on March 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bake, buy or donate and help local pets. Details: Janet, 970-533-4042.
Four Corners Community Band Concert, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Four States Ag Expo, Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The band, under the direction of Mark Allen, will play a variety of music. Details: email@example.com.
Montezuma County 4-H Hoof Beats Ag-Expo Open Horse Show, open to all ages. Classes start at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $25 All Day or $5 per class. Registration closes March 15 at 9 a.m. Details and entry forms: Kym at 970-739-0698, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly at email@example.com.
EVERY WEDNESDAY, Through March 21
Lenten services, each Wednesday through March 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 206 N. Dolores Road in Cortez. Soup supper is at 6 p.m.; service, at 7 p.m.
Monday, March 26
Holy Week Laity service, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 110 W. North St. Details: Louie, 970-749-7886.
Tuesday, March 27
Holy Week Laity service, Church of the Nazarene, 514 N. Chestnut St. Details: Louie, 970-749-7886.
Wednesday, March 28
Holy Week Laity service, Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Washington St. Details: Louie, 970-749-7886.
Thursday, March 29
Holy Week Laity service, First United Methodist Church, 515 Park St. Details: Louie, 970-749-7886.
Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 208 N. Dolores Road.
Friday, March 30
Good Friday service, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 208 N. Dolores Road.
Holy Week Laity service, Evangel Assembly of God, 209 W. Fifth St. Details: Louie, 970-749-7886.
Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday, 6:30 and 9 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church at 208 N. Dolores Road.
Wednesday-Saturday, April 4-7
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Spring Yard Sale fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Walmart building in the Cortez Plaza Shopping Center, 2200 block of E. Main St. New treasures every day. Donations accepted at the building Tuesday, April 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Volunteers needed! For early donation times and pickup of large items call: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Friday-Saturday, April 6-7
Four Corners Home and Garden Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Sponsorship packet: bit.ly/2AOQWos. Booth price and availability: bit.ly/2jA2kBa. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday-Saturday, April 11-14
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Spring Yard Sale fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Walmart building in the Cortez Plaza Shopping Center, 2200 block of E. Main St. New treasures every day. Donations accepted at the building on April 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Volunteers needed. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Saturday, April 14
2018 Community 9 Health Fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Montezuma-Cortez High School. Southwest Health System and the Montelores Early Childhood Council join forces. Showcase your services and provide education to all ages. Details: email@example.com.
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.
First MondayThe CFirst 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.
The Ute Mountain High School Rodeo Team meets, 6 p.m., 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The 4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets, each month at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and social at the Shiloh Steakhouse. Meeting begins at noon. Details: Visit our Facebook page, @4CornersRW, or call Jan at 970-560-2197.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Dolores River Anglers Trout Unlimited fly-tying classes, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 5 through March 5 in the cafeteria/commons of Southwest Memorial Hospital. First 30 participants accepted. Cost: $10 for all 5 classes. Reservations: 970-759-0175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four Corners Community Band practice, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Market and North streets. Musicians playing at least at the high school level are welcome. Email email@example.com or visit “Four Corners Community Band” on Facebook. The band is suuported in part by Onward! A Legacy Foundation and by the city of Cortez.
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 Monday and Thursday
United Search and Rescue, SARTECH academy for new members, 6 p.m. Call Troy, 739-9006.
The Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the American Legion building, 420 N. Harrison St.
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 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.
Every Wednesday and Thursday
Community Class, “Dynamics of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault,” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Feb. 1 through March 14. Join Renew for a free community training and skills for supporting victims/survivors. Open to all future employees, potential volunteers and interested community members. Details and registration: 970-565-7865.
Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Older children may join for a craft at 11:15 a.m. Topics: The Color Green, March 15; Spring, March 22.; Vincent Van Gogh, March 29.
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.
The Montezuma County Senior Center senior dance, 7-9 p.m., 107 N. Chestnut St. Details: Nita Warner, 970-565-9855.
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.
Every Thursday, Feb. 1-March 8
“Healthier Living Colorado – Diabetes” program, 1-3:30 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road. Use the Kiva Entrance on the west side of the hospital campus, the fourth door on the left. Free. Offered by Southwest Health and the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness, https://coaw.org. Register: Jamie Ritthaler, RN, at 970-564-2352 or email email@example.com.
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 Highway 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. Highway 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.
Inner Peace Meditation, Free non-denominational teaching and meditation on the mind. 9 a.m., Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 30 W. Main St.
DoloresFriday, March 16
The League of Women Voters’ forum for the Dolores town council and mayor, at the Dolores Community Center, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome. Details: Pat Kantor at 882-2642.
Saturday, March 24
The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County hosts a “Legislative LowDown,” with state Sen. Don Coram and state Rep. Marc Catlin at 2 p.m. at the Dolores Public Library. Details: Eleanor Kuhl 564-0708.
Saturday, March 31
Wilderness 101: What Citizens Need to Know, 3:30 p.m., Anasazi Heritage Center, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. Dolores What is wilderness? What are wilderness study areas (WSAs – there are 3 in Canyons of the Ancients). How are wilderness areas designated? How are they managed? And why should we care? Learn about wilderness, wilderness study areas, wilderness policies and management with Chris Barns, retired BLM Wilderness Representative. Details: Diane McBride at 970-560-1643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Bright Babies, at 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Infants and their caregivers are invited to Bright Babies, a 30-minute program with stories, sensory play and signs. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.
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.
Storytime program, 10-10:30 a.m., at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. A half-hour of storytelling, interactive songs, snack and a fun theme-based activity for preschoolers and their caregivers. Details: 970-882-4127.
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.
Every Saturday Through March 10
The Winter Market at Four Seasons, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, 26650 County Road P. More than 30 vendors, with fresh, local, produce, meats, baked goods, soups, sandwiches, coffee, crafts.
MancosWednesday, March 14
Celebrate with Citizen of the Year Andrew Saletta, as well as the Mancos Bluejays band, 5 p.m., Mancos Visitor Center, 101 E. Bauer St. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 16
The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County’s candidate forum, for Mancos town trustees at 7 p.m. at the Mancos Community Center. There are five candidates in competition for four open positions.
Thursday, March 22
“The Mask You Live In,” a film about boys and men who struggle with ideas about masculinity, 7 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library, 211 E. First St. A discussion follows the film. Details: 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.
A free legal self-help clinic, for Montezuma County parties without an attorney, 2-3 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: 970-533-7600.
Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets, 7 p.m., at guild members’ shops. Learn what we’re on. Share tips and techniques. Members’ specialties include lathe work, carving, fine furniture. Open to the public. Details: Bob Ower at 970-565- 4178.
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.
Monthly Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron, monthly meeting, at 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mancos, 150 N. Walnut St. Call 970-759-7012.
The Mancos Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m. in the library meeting room, 211 W. First St. Details: 533-7600.
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 birth 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 computer games.
Mancos Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., downtown, at the Mancos Times/Mancos Common Press building. Live music. Bring chairs. Get veggies.
DurangoTuesday, March 20
Drought workshop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. Prepare yourself, and your land and animals for drought (currently extreme drought, D3, conditions). Hosted by the CSU Extension. Cost: $20. 970-382-6464.
Saturday, March 24
Legislative Lowdown, with League of Women Voters of La Plata County, La Plata government officials and Sen. Don Coram and Rep. Barbara McLachlan, 10:30-12:30 p.m., Durango Public Library. Meet, listen and ask questions about activities of current governmental session. Details: www.lwvlaplata.org.
Friday, April 6
Southwest Water Conservation District’s Annual Water Seminar, “Weathering the Weather. Registration at 8 a.m., seminar 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. Cost: $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Details: 970-247-1302.
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17-18
ServSafe food safety training, developed by the National Restaurant Association, will be held April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension building, 2500 Main Ave. After completing the test with 75 percent or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe certificate, valid for five years. Cost is $120 per person, and $8 for a second employee. The exam is an additional $37. Bring a laptop. Details: 970-382-6461. Pre-registration and payment due April 10.