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CortezSaturday, April 21
Women of First United Methodist Church’s Spring Retreat, 9 a.m. to noon. The theme is, “Time with God.” Singing, smiling, silence and sacrament with the leadership of the Rev. Suzanne Listemann. All women are invited for spiritual rejuvenation and a time apart to be refreshed. Free. Details: Listemann, 970-565-1509.
Montelores Baptist Church’s pulled-pork dinner and concert, 6-8:30 p.m., 18375 CR 23.5 off Colorado 184 across from Narraguinnep Reservoir. Featuring the gospel quartet Anthem. Free. Donations accepted. Details: 970-882-2418.
Wednesday, April 25
Regional Economic Summit, sponsored by Montezuma Community Development Association and keynote speaker Ted Howard, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Cortez Conference Center. Tickets start at $50 at montezumaceda.org/events.
Organizational meeting for nonprofits, 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez American Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison. All nonprofits are invited to host a booth July 20-21 for the Cortez Summer Fest. Details: Leroy at 505-967-5192 or email@example.com.
Thursday, April 26
Spring Fling and District GT Night, featuring a gallery of Manaugh Elementary students’ research about “Space ... the Final Frontier,” 5:30-7 p.m., 300 E Fourth St. Details: Trena Quick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 28
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s spring low-cost pet vaccination clinic, 9 a.m. to noon at the IFA Country Store, 10501 U.S. Highway 491 in Cortez. Vaccine packages include rabies, canine distemper, feline leukemia and more for $46; or $15 for rabies only. A portion of each vaccine package will be donated to For Pets’ Sake. Info: 970-565-PETS(7387).
FireWise Fundraiser, 1-9 p.m., at Mancos Brewing Co. Three live dance bands, food and beverages, silent auction, Living with Wildfire booths. Live auction at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds support FireWise of Montezuma County. Details: www.southwestcoloradofires.org or 970-364-3473.
RENEW holds a “Spice Up Your Spring” Chili Cook-off, from 5-8 p.m. at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Details: 970-565-4886.
Tuesday, May 1
Application deadline for Four Corners Master of Social Work degree program, by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Reduced tuition for two-year program. Classes on Fridays and Saturdays in Durango. Liberal arts degree required. Details: Wanda Ellingson at 970-247-9773 or send email to: email@example.com.
Montezuma County Senior Center chili lunch and yard sale, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 107 North Chestnut St. A bowl of chili, slice of cornbread, a drink and dessert is $5. Proceeds go toward Montezuma County Seniors matching funds from the program that helps Meals on Wheel and Congregate Meals serve the county.
Saturday, May 5
Annual Geer Park Trail Maintenance Day and Barbecue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join the Montezuma Land Conservancy, city of Cortez and SWCCA for a trail maintenance day. Tools, barbecue and beverages provided. Bring your work gloves. Details: 970-565-1664.
Friday, May 11
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Mother’s Day Bake Sale, 3-6 p.m. at the north entrance to City Market in Cortez. Bakers can drop off their goodies starting at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Early drop-offs can be made at NetForcePC (on Main near Safeway) on Thursday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bake, buy or donate and help local pets. Details: Janet at 970-533-4042.
Saturday, May 19
Annual Dairy Goat Information Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20198 County Road P in Cortez, presented by the Four Corners Dairy Goat Breeders. Advice and demonstrations about raising and caring for dairy goats. Some animals and equipment may be for sale. Details: Jeanette at 970-565-9065.
Free sidewalk tours of downtown Cortez, as part of Cortez Historic Preservation Day, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. starting at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. HerStory will present “I Remember,” a retrospective of local pioneer women, at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center. Sign up for tours at the Cultural Center or call 970-565-1151.
Sunday, May 20
An evening of classical music by local performers, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. Free. Donations will be accepted. Details: Joe Curry, 970-903-4672.
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 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 Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Details: Karen, 970-560-2657.
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.
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 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, healthy choices, food budgets. Space is limited. Call 970-564-2275 for the store location and to register.
The 4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets, 11:30 a.m. for lunch and social at the Shiloh Steakhouse. The meeting begins at noon. Details: Visit the club’s 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit “Four Corners Community Band” on Facebook. The band is supported 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.
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, email@example.com.
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. Older children may join for a craft at 11:15 a.m. Topics: Space, April 26.
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.
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 Montezuma County 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.
Workshop on tree beetle management, for the general public, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Nature Center at Butler Corner in Dolores. Learn how to identify and manage beetles. Free. Lunch provided by FireWise.
Saturday, April 21
Montelores Baptist Church pulled pork dinner and concert by the Gospel Quartet Anthem, 6-8:30 p.m., at 18375 County Road 23.5 off Colorado Highway 184 across from Narraguinnep Reservoir. Free admission, donations accepted for dinner and concert. Details: 970-882-2418.
Friday-Sunday April 27-29
Food Justice Symposium, 6 p.m., Sophia Retreat and Event Center, 19581 County Road 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Community members address racism in the food system in the Four Corners Region. Tickets: $25 at the door. Details: https://www.icollectiveinc.org/.
Saturday, April 28
The Dolores Public Library’s annual Cookbook Exchange, noon to 2 p.m. at 1002 Railroad Ave. Snacks will be provided. Details: 970-882-4127.
Saturday, May 5
Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen’s annual poker ride, 8 a.m., Sage Hen area north of McPhee Reservoir. Lunch after ride. Details: www.mesaverdehorsemen.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Wayne Schaaf at 970-964-1904 or Ted Saunders at 970-565- 7739.
Dolores Mountain Quilters meet, 10 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Guests and visitors are welcome. Details: http://www.doloresmountainquilters.org or Judy 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 Highway 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 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 from 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 and 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.
MancosSaturday, April 21
The Mancos Conservation District will hold its annual meeting of landowners, along with a free pancake breakfast, at 8 a.m. at the Mancos Community Center, 130 Grande Ave. The keynote speaker will be Paul Bruchez, a fifth-generation rancher and fishing guide from Kremmling. For more information or to RSVP, call Gretchen Rank at 970-533-7317 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 25
Regional Economic Summit, sponsored by Montezuma Community Development Association and keynote speaker Ted Howard, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cortez Conference Center. Tickets start at $50 at montezumaceda.org/events.
Saturday, April 28
FireWise Fundraiser, 1-9 p.m., at Mancos Brewing Co. Three live dance bands, food and beverage, silent auction, Living with Wildfire booths. Live auction at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds support FireWise of Montezuma County. Details: www.southwestcoloradofires.org or 970-364-3473.
HerStory presents “I Remember,” a retrospective of pioneer women from this area, 7 p.m., at the Mancos Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 470 W. Grand Ave. Benefits Rosa Sabido, who is in sanctuary at the church. Suggested donation: $10.
Sunday, May 20
The Mancos Bloom fundraiser, 3-7 p.m. at the Mount Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave. Family-friendly event features local food, including burgers, brats, salsa and kraut; local drinks from the Mancos Brewing Co., Dolores River Brewery and Fenceline cider and wine. Local music from The String Theory and Kevin Frazier and Hurricane Jake. Activities such as yard games, kids’ art, crafts and a May pole dance. Details: email@example.com.
The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 and Auxiliary meets, 7 p.m., 136 Grand Ave. Information: Cmdr. Rick Rohsner, 970-560-3655; Auxiliary President Beverly Humiston-Scott, 970-759-1332. The VFW meets at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St.
The Mancos Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m. in the library meeting room, 211 W. First St. Details: 533-7600.
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.
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.
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 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.
Sunday, April 22
Carver Brewing Co. registration party for the Fall Blaze bicycle tour, 3-6 pm. All net proceeds from the Fall Blaze help fund scholarships for the Fort Lewis College Cycling team. Free food, drink and giveaways. Details and registration: Rick O’Block, 970-7690-3782 or www.fortlewis.edu/fallblaze.