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Thursday, Oct. 24
The Mancos School District Advisory Accountability Committee (MSDAAC) will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the student lounge at the high school. For more information, contact Tyra Hughes at (970) 529-0635, [email protected].
Hospice of Montezuma invites the public to a suicide support group session at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the hospice office, 1345 S. Broadway in Cortez. Because of this event, the normally scheduled Suicide Support Group will be canceled. Call Sunny for more information at 565-4400.
"Christians' Consideration for a National Health Plan" will be the topic at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. in Cortez, for the next "How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe" conversation. For more information, call 565-7865.
The Cultural Center seeks community members to help plan and orchestrate the 10th annual Ute Mountain/ Mesa Verde Birding Festival, scheduled for May 7-11, 2014. Plan to attend the meeting at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24, upstairs at the center. Contact Anne Beach, 565-1151 or [email protected] for more information.
The next monthly Dolores Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Second Chance Thrift Store. There will be food and refreshments, too.
Southwest Colorado Community College Mancos campus, 33057 U.S. Highway 160, invites the public to the following events: free blood pressure check, violence prevention information and the Pink Glove Dance between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Join SCCC in recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness month and Medical Assistant Appreciation Week (Oct. 21-26). For more information, contact Dianne Doerfer at 564-6212.
Cortez Middle School will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25. No appointment is needed. Cortez Middle School will be on early release Thursday, Oct. 24.
M-CHS will be holding the fall Parent-Teacher Conferences from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25. On Thursday at 4:30 p.m. there will be an enchilada dinner for M-CHS families, there will also be a child care area with sitters available. For more information, call Debra Ramsey at 565-3992.
Friday, Oct. 25
Rock Springs Church will hold a Night of Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at 32233 U.S. Highway 160. Everyone is welcome.
Dave Mensch plays at Blondies in Cortez at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, no cover.
Beech Street Preschool's third annual Halloween Carnival and Fundraiser will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at 510 N. Beech St. $1 per person or $5 per family.
The Cortez Elks Lodge is currently seeking donations of stuffed animals that will be given to children at the Halloween Carnival this year. Drop off donations at the Cortez Elks Lodge, located on Colorado Highway 145 next to the golf course before Friday, Oct. 25. Call Sally at 739-0616 for more details.
Women's Health Week Lecture Series will be held from now until Friday, Oct. 25. For classes and times or to RSVP, contact Susan Thomas at [email protected] or 739-3158 to reserve a seat.
Friday, Oct. 25, is Make A Difference Day in Mancos, a day of community service. Volunteers will be working in Boyle Park starting around 10 a.m. to paint some picnic tables, the base of the stage, pick up litter, etc.
KSJD invites the public to Happy Hour honor Melissa Betrone and say farewell from 4:30 to 6 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 25 at Stonefish Sushi on Main Street in Cortez.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Pleasant View Elementary will be holding a "Harvest Carnival" on Saturday, Oct. 26. All you can eat chili dinner is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Carnival games will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A raffle for a mountain bike and a costume contest will be held.
DJ Two Tone spins at Blondies for a pre Halloween party at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Cortez. Feel free to dress up.
For Pets' Sake Humane Society will hold a Halloween Bake Sale to benefit local pets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the north entrance to City Market in Cortez. For more information, call Janet at 533-7402.
Jones Farm will hold a Pumpkin Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at 25450 Road. M, Cortez, $3 entry fee. For more information, call 759-4502.
Sunday, Oct. 27
An informational meeting to discuss the proposed regulations for Industrial Hemp in Colorado will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Cliffrose, 27885 U.S. Highway 160. For more information, call Sharon at 739-0342.
Monday, Oct. 28
El Burro Pancho Restaurant will be hosting the Day of the Dead Art Competition. Entries are due Monday, Oct. 28. Judging will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 2. Participants do not need to be present to win a $20 gift certificate to El Burro Pancho. For more information, call (928) 614-0016 or email [email protected].
Tuesday, Oct. 29
The Dolores Rotary Club will sponsor Bingo Night at the Dolores Community Center on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Bingo kicks off with a light dinner at 6:30 p.m. for a $5 donation, followed by bingo at 7 p.m. For further information, call Tom Seymour at 799-7708 or Laurel Rematore at 564-1241. Proceeds benefit the Dolores High School Junior Class.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Montezuma County Senior Services is holding a Navajo Taco Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, for $7, which includes: dessert and drink. Proceeds cover costs for all senior service programs. For more information, call 565-4166.
A National Hip-Hip tour stops in Cortez, Grayskul and Graves33 bring their dark, Northwest hip-hop to Blondies at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.
The Baptist Chapel will be holding its second annual Candy Corn Carnival, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. All children are welcome.
The Mancos High School Blood Drive will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Performance Center. To schedule an appointment contact Justin at (970) 903-5512 or visit www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: mancoshs
Teen Impact invites students seventh to 12th grade to the first annual Blackout Night Games at Lighthouse Baptist Church, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Capture the Flag: Zombie Mayhem! $5 admission. Call Youth Pastor Ben Erickson at 565-9302 for further information.
Mancos Public Library invites the public to The Halloween Howl (a pre-trick or treat party) from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. For more information, call 533-7600.
The Evangel Harvest Party will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at 209 West Fifth St. Safe environment with free games, food, prizes and more.
The Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., will offer computer classes in October. For more information on the classes or to sign up, stop by or call the library at 565-8117.
Denny's of Cortez will hold a Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser during October. Pink AYCE pancakes, ribbons, bracelets and more will be available.
"Twirl into October" is the monthly theme of Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library, located at 202 N. Park St. For more information, call the library at 565-8117.
Book a librarian for up to two hours for free at the Dolores Public Library to help with research, a job search (résumé), your computer or software. To schedule, come in, call 882-4127 or visit our web page at www.doloreslibrary.org.
Ann Gray is the featured artist for the month of October for the Southwest Artists League. Ann's oils are displayed at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. in Cortez.
Southwest Intertribal Voice is building a hogan, sweat lodge, and cooking arbor on Native American ceremonial grounds under the direction of Art Neskahi. Muscle power is needed to help with construction. Work parties are held every Saturday through October; beginning at 7 a.m. The hogan is located on the former Powwow grounds of the Neskahi family at 3900 U.S. Highway 160. For more information, call 565-9808
Friday, Nov. 1
Mancos Valley Distillery presents the Moetones, Friday, Nov. 1, at the Zombie Party. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Prize for best costume.
Calling for Vendors for the Cortez Elks Lodge Christmas Bazaar. Book your vendor booth space before Friday, Nov. 1, and pay only $25. The event is Dec. 15. Call Sally at 739-0616 for more information.
Kevin Black, Assistant State Archaeologist, will teach a class called Prehistoric Lithics, Description and Analysis. The class will be held Nov. 1-4. At The Anasazi Heritage Center on Colorado Highway 184. The cost is $12. For questions or to sign up, email terry at [email protected] or call 560-1318.
Saturday, Nov. 2
Free hearing screenings and speech evaluations will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Call (970) 459-1179 to schedule an appointment or stop by for bakery treats and information. Lawrence Speech and Hearing is at 515 Grand Avenue in Mancos.
Jessica Peterson of Nighteagle Flute Company will present a Native American Flute Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Barnabas Church, at North and Elm streets. The workshop will begin with a half-hour demonstration that is open to the public. A $10 donation to St. Barnabas for Grace's Kitchen is encouraged. Call 565-1595 to register or for more information.
The next USDA Commodity Distribution will be from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2., in Cortez at the Fairgrounds, 30100 U.S. Highway 160. Distributions also will be held in Dolores from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Fire Hall, 45 Railroad Ave., and in Mancos from 7:30 to 8 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 470 Grand Ave. Recipients must bring a box large enough for their commodities. For more information or to help with the distribution, contact Judy at 564-2772.
Medicine Horse Center invites the public to a benefit for the scholarship fund for Medicine Horse equine-assisted therapy center. The benefit will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Millwood Junction in Mancos. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple and are available at Millwood Junction, via phone at 533-7403 or on the website at www.medicinehorsecenter.org.
The National Honor Society and Student Council will hold its first annual silent auction and chili cook off from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Mancos School Cafeteria. Costs are $10 per person, $15 per couple and $20 per family. Proceeds will help the Mancos Valley Fire Protection District with safety gear.
Presbyterian Women will hold its fall bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Presbyterian Church, 250 S. Washington. Lunch will be provided, $6 for adults, $3.50 for children 8 and younger. Pie and drinks served all day for $2. For more information, call 565-7024.
Friends of Cedar Mesa present their 2013 Celebrate Cedar Mesa event "Beyond The Archaeological Story" from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Bluff Community Center in Bluff, Utah. For more information or to RSVP, log onto www.cedarmesafriends.org.
On Friday, Nov. 2, Herb Folsom, Tony Littlejohn, Cat Hill and Linda Baker will play a mixture of blues, swing and motown music at Mr. Happy's in Cortez from 7 to 10 p.m. Costume Party.
Monday, Nov. 4
Southwest Center for Independence Second Chance Brain Injury group meetings will be rescheduled to the first Monday of every month starting Nov. 4, at noon at the Cortez Office at 2409 E. Empire. For more information, contact Rose at 759-2347.
Thursday, Nov. 7
A new Mancos Toastmasters group, will hold an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Mancos Public Library. Contact club sponsor Darrel Ellis at (970) 533-7372 or Shaine Gans at the Mancos Public Library at 533-7600 or [email protected].
Friday, Nov. 8
The Hospice of Montezuma Benefit Pancake Supper will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Montezuma County Annex, 103 N. Chestnut St. All you can eat pancakes, bacon, eggs and beverages. The raffle drawing will be at 6:30 p.m. Tickets sold at the door: adults $7.50, children $3.50, families $20. Call 565-4400 with any questions.
Club 20, a coalition of counties, communities, businesses and individuals would like to invite Montezuma County residents to its Community Meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Jack & Janelle's Country Kitchen, 801 E. Main St. to RSVP email [email protected] or call (970) 242-3264.
The Dolores/Ski Snowboard Swap will be held at the Dolores Community Center. It begins with gear drop-off from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9. Contact Clay Tallmadge at 882-7255 or [email protected]
Sunday, Nov. 10
The public is invited to Lighthouse Baptist Church for "Veteran's Sunday" at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, to honor our nation's heroes. Please call the church office for more information at 565-9302.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4031, SW Civic Winds and Durango High School Music Department present "A Musical Tribute to Veterans" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango. Prices range from $5 to $10. To buy tickets or for more information, call 970-247-7657.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents Vocaldente, a German a cappella male quintet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Joyce Stevenson at 565-4757 or Paul Bostrom at 565-9127.
Thursday, Nov. 14
A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 4 to 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Mancos Public Library at 211 West First Street in Mancos. Upcoming dates are Nov. 14, and Dec.12.
A new Mancos Toastmasters group, will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Mancos Public Library. Contact club sponsor Darrel Ellis, at (970) 533-7372 or Shaine Gans at the Mancos Public Library at 533-7600 or [email protected].
Thursdy, Nov. 28
The Four Corners Board of Realtors 24th annual Parade Of Lights will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. This year's theme is "Bringing Life to Christmas." Participants must complete and sign an entry form by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28. Judges and photographer will be at the corner of Market Street and Main Street. Candy throwing is prohibited. Participants can hand items to crowd only.
"Sweep into November" is the monthly theme of Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez, CO. Storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday for preschool-aged children. Older children are welcome to join for crafts at 11:15 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 13
The Piñon Project's Christmas for Kids Program has applications available to help support families during the Christmas holiday. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 13. For more information, visit the Piñon Project Resource Center at 300 N. Elm, call 564-1195 or visit www.pinonproject.org.
Saturday, Dec. 14
Cortez Knowledge Bowl will be hosting its annual tournament Saturday, Dec. 14, an all-day event beginning at 8 a.m. and ending around 3 p.m. Seeking volunteers from the district and professional community. For more information or to complete a form, please email [email protected] or fax 565-5118.
Sunday, Dec. 15
Calling for Vendors for the Cortez Elks Lodge Christmas Bazaar. Book your vendor booth space before Friday, Nov. 1, and pay only $25. The event is Dec. 15. Call Sally at 739-0616 for more information.
American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 320 N. Harrison Street, Cortez. For additional information, call the Legion at 565-8151.
At noon the first Wednesday of each month the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its business lunch forum. For more information and locations, call 565-3414
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets at noon the first Thursday of every month at Shilo's Steakhouse. For more information, contact Nicci Crowley, secretary, [email protected] or call 570-9372.
The first Friday of each month, the public is invited by the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce to participate in a leadership development program at First National Bank, 2258 E. Main in Cortez. For more information, call Dena at 565-3414.
Southwest Inter-Tribal Voice and Montelores Human Rights Committee meets at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the community meeting room in First National Bank. Contact Art Neskahi at [email protected]
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours at various locations from 5 to 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. For more information, call 565-3414.
Republican Women of Montezuma County meet at noon every second Thursday at Shilo's Steakhouse at 5 Veach St., in Cortez. The public is invited. For information, call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will be held at noon the third Wednesday of the month at Shiloh Steakhouse. For more information, call 565-3414
The public is invited to join the Southwest Singers as they begin rehearsals for the fall season. The choir practices at 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings at the First United Methodist Church in Cortez, 515 N. Park. For more information, call Director Ruth Wilson Francisco at 872-3870.
The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets at noon each Tuesday at Shiloh's. Contact [email protected] for more information.
The Dolores Public Library will answer technology/software questions for free from 3 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 882-4127.
The Mancos Indoor Flea Market is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the old hardware store in Mancos, 192 S. Main St. To become a vendor, call Queenie Barz at 749-9320. Booth fee is $15 per weekend, along with insurance and vendor license charges.
Every Monday and Wednesday
Freestyle Defensive Arts is held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Community Center in Mancos. Kids Freestyle Defensive Arts class, ages 8 to 15, will be held every Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Call instructor Brian Williams at (970) 903-5576 for more information.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Early Bird Yoga is held 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 15 through Dec. 19 at the Community Center in Mancos. Eirin MacLaren is the instructor. For more information, contact Eirin at 739-8679 or [email protected]
Karate "Ryukoku Seidokan" is held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Community Center in Mancos. Ages 5 to 10 is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and costs $5 each class. Ages 11 and older is from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $10 each class. For more information, call Victor Pilcher at 533-7471.
Every Second Tuesday
The Mancos Water Conservancy District will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at the district's office.
The public is invited to have a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Thursday until Friday, Nov. 15, in Cortez at the Cortez Family Worship Center Foursquare Church, 500 N. Washington. There will be a Holy Spirit Bible Study after the dinner. No one is obligated to attend. Call 749-9774 for more information
Every Friday at 6 p.m. the Tree of Life In Jesus Messianic Community (Etz-Chayim B'Yeshua) will begin a new Bible Study Series: "Survey of Messianic Judaism" at Baptist Chapel, 1509 Colorado Highway 145. The presentation Friday, Oct. 25, will be "Foundation Part 2". For more information, call 970-562-4217 or email [email protected]
The Cultural Center is offering after-school programs for creative kids and adults for ages 6 and older. Classes slated for the fall semester are: Feel for Art, visual art program, Silent Storytelling the Art of Mime, Young Playwrights, Actor's Studio and Story Arts, storytelling. Registration and course descriptions can be found on the website. Partial Scholarships available.