CortezThursday, May 31
Grand opening, Farm to Yarn Store collective, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 360 W. First St., behind Notah Dineh. Formed to promote Southwest Colorado yarn producers, spinners, weavers, dyers, knitters and crocheters. Demonstrations of spinning, knitting, crocheting and lacemaking. Yarn products for sale, craft tools, and instructional classes for fiber arts enthusiasts from around the Four Corners.
Saturday, June 2
Live music with Beth Lee & The Breakups, of Austin, 8 p.m., Blondie’s Trophy Room, 45 E. Main St. No cover. Details: 970-739-4944 and www.betlee.net.
Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen Tack and Equipment Consignment Sale, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 U.S. Highway 160. Saddles, tack, equipment, clothing, hats, boots, horse trailers and more. Sellers must check-in clean and usable items on June 1, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Details: Cindy at 970-757-1035 or Jan at 970-570-9139. Visit www.mesaverdehorsemen.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal adoption event, held by Obe’s Angels Rescue, Denkai Animal Sanctuary, and Black Hat Humane Society, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., at JC Pets, 24 N. Madison St. JC Pets will offer 10 percent off dog food and supplies, and rescues will accept pet food donations. Balloons, T-shirts and stuffed animals for sale, to benefit dogs’ foster care. Details: 970-394-0387.
Wednesday, June 6
Frank Leto show, a seasoned, award-winning performer from New Mexico, 2 p.m., at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. First performer of the 2018 Summer Reading Program Family Entertainment Series. Details: 970-565-8117.
Rodeo Day at the Cortez Public Library, 10 a.m. at 202 N. Park St. Meet the rodeo royalty and learn about rodeo equipment. Stories, a craft, line dancing, stick horse races, roping and a life-size mannequin horse. Dress Western or go for the fun. Free rodeo ticket for kids if accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Details: Ranette, 970-759-3358.
Thursday, June 7
Storytime features “Take a Hike,” with park ranger Jennifer Frost, 10:30 a.m., and activities provided by discover HEALTH/Descubre la Salud. Details: 970-564-4073.
Saturday, June 9
CV Wells Concert to Benefit For Pets’ Sake Humane Society, 7 p.m. at the Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St.. Tickets for the concert with singer-songwriter and storyteller CV Wells are available at sunflowertheatre.org. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Wednesday, June 13
“Community Pride” 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” on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Join us at St. Barnabas Church – 110 W. North St. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 970-565-7865.
Thursday, June 14
Cortez Integrated Healthcare training in suicide prevention, 3:30–5 p.m. in the Conference Room of Cortez Integrated Healthcare, 691 E. Empire St. QPR training – question, persuade, refer – is 90 minutes long and led by a behavioral health professional. Free. People age 16 or older may attend. Registration is required, and space is limited. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HYLS8KH, or call Emily Galanto at email@example.com, 970-749-3673.
Saturday, June 16
Games manager training, 8:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Learn to manage raffles and bingo from a Secretary of State rep, and how to get a certificate. Fee: $20. RSVP: 970-565-3557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 21
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society 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, membership drive and July fundraisers. All are welcome. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Current displays at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., are: Southwest Art League media, Beech Street Kindergarten, Dolores Mountain Quilters.
Wednesday, July 4
Cortez Burst Triathlon, 7 a.m., at the municipal pool. Adult, Youth and kids races available. Register at corteztriathlon.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 St. Call 970-565-8117 or visit the library for an appointment.
The Cortez Emblem Club 261 meets, 5:30 p.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge. For details and to confirm, call 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. Highway 491. Fellowship with music and a message. Details: 970-565-4194.
American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets, 7 p.m., the Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Details: 970-565-8151.
The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meet, 7 p.m., the Southwest Memorial Physicians building, 20 S. Market St. Details: 970-882-4255 or 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 Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Details: Laura White, RD, 970-564-2276.
Montezuma County Democratic Women meet, 11:30 a.m., The People’s Place, 215 E. Main 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, at The People’s Place, 215 E. Main St. All are welcome. Details: 970-516-1693.
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.
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’s 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 email@example.com. Details: 303-588-2695.
Free Supermarket Tours, noon to 1 p.m. A dietitian from Southwest Health System conducts 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. 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 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.
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 email@example.com or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 who play at least at the high school level are welcome. Email email@example.com 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, 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.
Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 6-28
Community Training, “Dynamics of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault,” 2-5 p.m., with Renew. A 40-hour training in the roots and impacts of domestic violence and sexual assault, along with advocacy tools. Created for volunteer advocates, employees and community members. Register: 970-565-4886 or email email@example.com.
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 for May: Mother’s Day, May 10; Time Out Chair Blues with singer-songwriter Melanie Milburn, May 17; Pets, May 24; Turtle & Tortoise, May 31. 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. 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., at Montezuma Avenue and Chestnut Street. Details: 970-799-2183.
Every Thursday and Saturday
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 for June: Take a Hike with a ranger, June 7 and June 9; Favorite Author, illustrator Ian Falconer, June 14 and June 16; Let’s Learn, June 21 and June 23; Let’s Listen, June 28 and June 30. Details: 970-565-8117.
Every Thursday, May 24-Oct. 4
Blue Pepper Farmer’s Market, 4-7 p.m., 1002 E. Empire St. Enjoy a variety of local fair, farm products, mobile vending, artisans. Details: Laurie, 970-749-2344.
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 Pixy, 970-560-2822.
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., 2 miles north on Road 25. All are welcome. Details: Larry, 970-565-4286.
DoloresWednesday, June 6
“Summer on the River” series, at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., with music teacher Renita Conny and student performers at 7:30 p.m. and the movie “School of Rock” at 8:30 p.m. Details: 970-882-4217.
Wednesday, June 20
“Summer on the River” series, at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., with Glenn Smith’s bluegrass performance at 7:30 p.m. and the movie “Sing” at 8:30 p.m. Details: 970-882-4217.
Wednesday, July 11
“Summer on the River” series, at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., with Aloha Club’s ukulele performance at 7:30 p.m. and the movie “Moana” at 8:30 p.m. Details: 970-882-4217.
Wednesday, July 25
“Summer on the River” series, at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., with Blue Canyon Jazz at 7:30 p.m. and the movie “La La Land” at 8:30 p.m. Details: 970-882-4217.
Saturday, Sept. 1
Four Corners Lecture Series “Space Flight: The Ultimate Camping Trip,” with astronaut Rick Hieb, 7 p.m., Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. Travel virtually with three-time space shuttle astronaut as he shares his experiences in space. Free. Details: 970-882-5635.
Thursday, Oct. 1
Four Corners Lecture Series “Traditional Cultural Properties and the Hopi Model of Cultural Preservation,” with Stewart Koyiyumptewa, 7 p.m., Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. A presentation on projects at the Hopi Tribe’s Cultural Preservation Office. Free. Details: 970-882-5635.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 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. Details: 970-882-4127.
The Big Picture Tour, 11 a.m., May 3-Oct. 11, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. About 30-45 minutes long and encompassing the high points of the Canyons of the main gallery. Free with $3/person (for ages 18 and up) admission to museum. America the Beautiful National Park & Public Lands passes accepted. Details: 970-882-5635.
Behind the Scenes Curation Tour, 2 p.m., through Oct. 25, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. Ages 10 and up. Reservations encouraged. Arrive 10 minutes early. Free with $3/person museum admission. America the Beautiful National Park & Public Lands passes accepted. Details and reservations: 970-882-5600.
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.
Totems, Towers, and Other a-MAZE-ing Coincidences, 11 a.m., June 2 - Sept. 1, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. Explore the similarities between European and Southwestern cultures 1,000-2,000 years ago. Free with $3/person, (ages 18 and up) museum admission. America the Beautiful National Parks & Public Lands passes accepted. Details: 970-882-5635.
Ask a Ranger, 11 a.m., June 3 – Aug. 26, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184. Learn about Ancestral Puebloan weaving, culture, language, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument wildlife, astronomy and more. Topics change weekly. Free with $3/person (ages 18 and up) museum admission. America the Beautiful National Parks & Public Lands passes accepted. Details: 970-882-5635.
MancosSaturday, June 2
Verbena – a Place for Miracles, 2-5 p.m., Mancos United Methodist Church, featuring Rosa Sabido, and marking her first year in sanctuary. Singing, music, poetry. Details: 970-759-6606 and www.rosabelongshere.org.
Saturday, June 30
Grand Summer Nights, the Afrobeatniks, 5-8 p.m. Free. Details: 970-715-1774.
Saturday, Aug. 25
Grand Summer Nights, the Afrobeatniks, 5-8 p.m. Free. Details: 970-715-1774.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Grand Summer Nights, the Afrobeatniks, 5-8 p.m. Free. Details: 970-715-1774.
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.
Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 4 p.m. at Mancos Valley Visitor Center, 101 E. Bauer Ave. Public welcome. Details: 970-533-7434.
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; 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 Mount Lookout Grange. Call 847-819-2039.
Game Daze, 3:45-5 p.m., Mancos Public Library. For kids 8-12; opportunities to play computer games.
FarmingtonMonday-Thursday, June 4-7
Vacation Bible School Pool Party, 8 a.m. to noon, at Cross Roads Community Church, 2400 N. Butler. Ages prekindergarten to fifth grade. Fun, snacks, crafts, games, music, Bible lessons. Details: Cross Roads Community Church, 970-325-2600.