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CortezFriday, Jan. 24
Live music with Rob Webster, 7 p.m., Blondie’s, 45 E. Main St.
Monday, Jan. 27
Four Corners Community Band begins weekly rehearsals, 6:30-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 100 N. Market St. All ages welcome. Must play an instrument at least at the high school level. Some instruments may be available for loan. Details: [email protected]
Saturday, Feb. 1
Lewis-Arriola Elementary School’s Cupid’s Lobo Hoedown, 5 p.m., Lewis. Dessert auction, silent auction items, drawings, door prices, photo booth, games and dancing. All-you-can eat chili dinner $3 per child, $5 per adult. Details: 882-4494.
Monday, Feb. 3
Southwestern Colorado Research Center cover crop workshop, 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Dove Creek Public Service Center, 8477 Road 7.7, Dove Creek. Lunch provided. RSVP requested. Details: 562-4255.
Monday, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 2
Montelores Early Childhood Council luncheon meeting, 11:45 a.m., downstairs meeting room 110, Johnson Building, 925 South Broadway. Open to the public. Lunch provided. Please a beverage. Details: RSVP to Vangi McCoy at 749-7017 or [email protected]
Annual community fly tying classes, 7-9 p.m., Mainstreet Brewery, 21 East Main St. Presented by the Dolores River Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited. Learn to tie flies that are proven on the Dolores and Mancos Rivers. $10 per person covers materials for all five lessons. Details: Brad, 759-0175.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society meeting, with presentation by Timothy Kearns on the centuries-long Ancestral Pueblo Basketmaker period occupation of the Chuska Slope in northwest New Mexico, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 515 Park St. Details: Kari Schleher at (505) 269-4475.
Thursday, Feb. 6
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, 7 p.m., Sunflower Theatre at KSJD, 8 E. Main St. The film examines the life and works of the legendary storyteller. Suggested donation $5.
Saturday, Feb. 8
Animal Art Works art show and sale benefiting Blackhat and For Pets’ Sake Humane Societies, 5-7 p.m., The Farm Bistro, 34 W. Main St. Admission: $10, may be applied to purchase of exhibited art. Artist submissions: [email protected] Details: 565-PETS/7387.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Cortez Chamber of Commerce’s Power Breakfast on active listening in the workplace with facilitator Ellen Babers, 8:30-9:30 a.m., First National Bank, 2258 E. Main St. $2-$9. Learn active-listening skills. Details: www.cortezpower.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Valentine’s Chocolate Fantasia fundraiser to help refurbish the Children’s Section, 3-7 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. To donate a chocolate confection, call 565-8117. Details: 565-8117.
Montezuma County Democrats Executive Committee meeting, 6 p.m., The People’s Place, 2409 E. Empire. Free.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Cortez Library’s Books ’n’ Brews, 5:30 p.m., Main Street Brewery. Details: 565-8117.
THURSDAY, FEB. 20
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s monthly board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Discussion will include the group’s finances, pet assistance programs, upcoming spring yard sale and vaccination clinic. All welcome. Details: 565-PETS/7387.
Saturday. March 7
Raven Narratives March event with theme “First/Lasts,” 7:30 p.m., Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St. Details: Submit pitches online at www.ravennarratives.org/contact.
Nondenominational silent meditation, 7 p.m., Johnson Building, 925 Broadway, No. 184. Free. Details: 560-2822.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Computer and tech tutoring, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Appointments: 565-8117.
Montelores Early Childhood Council luncheon, 11:45 a.m., Johnson Building, Room 110, 925 S. Broadway. Public invited. RSVP for lunch to Vangi McCoy, 749-7017 or [email protected] Bring a beverage.
Southwest Cowboy Church, Lewis Arriola Community Center. Potluck, 6 p.m.; service and message, 7 p.m.
Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia and other neurological support, 10 a.m.-noon, Hospice of Montezuma, 512 N. Broadway.
Diabetes support group, 3:30-5 p.m., Kiva Room, Southwest Memorial Hospital. For type 1 or 2 diabetes. Free. Details: Jenny Nuuttila, 564-2275.
American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meeting, 7 p.m., Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Details: 565-8151.
Recent Spouse Loss support group, 3-5 p.m., Hospice of Montezuma, 512 N. Broadway.
Cortez Historic Preservation Board meeting, 5 p.m., Cortez City Hall, 123 E. Roger Smith Ave.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meeting, noon, Shiloh Steakhouse. Details: Jan Gardner, [email protected] or 565-2197.
Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss support group, 5-6:30 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital Kiva Room. Free. Details: 564-2276.
Cocktail Culture informal monthly happy hour, 5 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. $15 suggested donation. Details: www.cortezculturalcenter.org.
VFW Auxiliary Montezuma County Post 5231 meeting, 6 p.m., First Southwest Bank, 1510 E. Main St. Details: 570-5755.
Montezuma County Democrats meeting, The People’s Place, 215 E. Main St. All welcome. Details: 516-1693.
The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 meeting, 7 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. Details: [email protected]
Alzheimer’s and dementia support group, noon, Vista Mesa Assisted Living, 1206 N. Mildred Road. Lunch. Details: 259-0122.
Disabled American Veterans meeting, with lunch at noon, meeting at 12:30 p.m., Veterans Outreach Center, 432 N. Broadway. Details: 560-2793.
Montezuma County Chapter of MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, monthly meeting. Details: contact [email protected]
First and Third Saturday
Four Corners Square Dancers dance, 6:30 p.m., Kemper Elementary School, 620 E. Montezuma Ave. Details: 739-3385, 749-9682, 565-9836.
Montezuma County Historical Society luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Public invited. Details: Ann Wilson Brown, 565-2747.
Second and Fourth Tuesday
Mayor’s office hours, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave.
Montezuma County Hospital District board meeting, 6-8 p.m., EMS Training Room, 1450 E. Johnson Drive. Public welcome. Details: 564-2146.
Montezuma County Democrats Executive Committee meeting, The People’s Place, 2409 E. Empire. Open meeting. Details: 516-1693 or [email protected]
Montezuma County Republican Women meeting, noon, Shiloh Steakhouse, Veach and Main streets. All welcome. Details: Rosemarie Beall, 564-1576.
Free supermarket tours, noon-1 p.m., with Southwest Health System dietitian. RSVP and details: 564-2275.
Estate planning seminar, 5-7 p.m., Vectra Bank Conference Room, 350 W. Montezuma Ave. Free. RSVP: [email protected] Details: (303) 588-2695.
The Southwest Woodworkers Guild meetings, 7 p.m., Various locations. Beginners and experts. Details: Tom, 882-7360.
High Desert Vegetarians and Vegans potluck, 6-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. Open to everyone. Details: Jim Skvorc, 903-0944.
Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meeting, 7 p.m., First National Bank, 2258 E. Main St. Details: www.mesaverdehorsemen.com or (503) 927-1681.
Critical Conversations series, 5-7 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Free. Open to the public. Refreshments. Details: www.cortezculturalcenter.org.
Montezuma County Democrats Central Committee meeting, The People’s Place, 2409 E. Empire. Open meeting. Details: 516-1693 or [email protected]
Family Law Post-order clinic, 4-7 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. Details: [email protected] or (800) 521-6968. Fourth Wednesday
Cancer education and support group, 3 p.m., Hospice of Montezuma, 512 N. Broadway. Details: 565-4400.
Local Resource Support Clinic, 2-4 p.m., Hospice of Montezuma, 512 N. Broadway.
SMART Recovery classes with Axis Health System, 10-11 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. All ages. Details: Candice Seay at 422-2060.
Embrace Grace support group for pregnant women, 6:30 p.m., Community of Believers Church, 23826 County Road G. Free. Details: Debbie, 739-2344 or [email protected] or Zandra at 764-0920 or [email protected]
Four Corners Community Band practice, 6:30-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Market and North streets. Details: [email protected] or Four Corners Community Band on Facebook.
Every Monday and Thursday
One-on-one computer and tech tutoring, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Appointments: 565-8117.
Bridge players needed, 1:30 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 305 S. Washington St. Details: 565-6088 or 565-7024.
Cortez Public Library Family Entertainment Series, 2 p.m., 202 N. Park St. Details: 565-8117.
Divorce Recovery 13-week class with Rock Springs Church, 6 p.m. Sept. 3-Dec. 3, Rock Springs Church, 32233 U.S. Highway 160. $15. Childcare provided. Details: 570-7775 or 778-0689.
Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., American Legion, 420 N. Harrison St.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Tai Chi class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Cortez Rec Center, 425 Roger Smith Ave. Cost: $4. Details: Donna Hicks, 564-4080, [email protected]
Master’s Swimming Group with Cortez Water Dragons, 6-7:30 a.m., Cortez Rec Center. All levels. Cost: Entry fee plus $40 a month.
Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meeting, noon, Shiloh Steakhouse, Main and Sligo streets. Details: 564-3144.
Sitting in the quiet, meditation, contemplation, prayer, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 565-7865.
Wednesday Activities Club, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free for students ages 8-12. 565-8117. In January: Jan. 8, Legos; Jan. 15: Engineering, and Out-of-School Enrichment Program; Jan. 22, “Missing Link” movie; Jan. 29, game.
Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Older children may join for a craft at 11:15 a.m. January themes: Jan. 2, snow; Jan. 9, the moon; Jan. 16, favorite illustrator Bill Peet; Jan. 23, winter sports; Jan. 30, Mother Goose.
Mini med video presentations, noon-2 p.m., Sept. 12 through Nov. 7, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. Limited seating. Details: register online at www.formstack.io/23C07.
Bingo at the Cortez Elks Club, early bird game at 6:45 p.m.; others follow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., 2100 N. Dolores Road. Food and beverages.
Montezuma County Senior Center senior dance, 7-9 p.m., 107 N. Chestnut St. Details: Nita Warner, 565-9855.
Overeaters Anonymous weekly meeting, 8 p.m., Cortez Dental office, 43 W. Montezuma Ave. Details: 799-2183.
TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave. Details: (435) 414-4733.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christian 12-step program, 6-7 p.m.; learning group, 7-8 p.m.; open share, 8-9 p.m., Rock Springs Church campus, U.S. Highway 160. CR Café. Child care provided.
Native Grace Intertribal Fellowship meeting, 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park Ave.
Simply A Course in Miracles, 4 p.m., various venues. Details: 946-2194 or [email protected]
Friday, Jan. 24
Four Corners/One Book, with Chuck Greaves. Discuss Greaves’ book “Church of the Graveyard Saints,” 6:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 882-4127 or www.doloreslibrary.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
CPW’s public input on elk management planning in southwest Colorado meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., Dolores Community Center. The presentation will include Game Management Units 70, 71, 711, 72 and 73.
Thursday, Feb. 6
Winter Tales Lecture Series, The Camino: A Journey Inward and Outward with Gracia Wilson, 6:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 882-4127 or www.doloreslibrary.org.
Friday, Feb. 7
NRCS Workgroup meeting to address changes in the 2018 Farm Bill and Conservation Stewardship Program, 10 a.m.-noon, Fozzies Farm Education Center, 19760 Road W, Lewis. Explore new funding options and programs. Details: 529-8368.
Saturday, Feb. 8
The League of Women Voters community forum, 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library. Karen Sheek and Doug Roth of the Complete Count Committee will present information on the count and the benefits to Montezuma County residents. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, Feb. 20
Winter Tales Lecture Series, Music & Musings with Glenn Smith, 6:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 882-4127 or www.doloreslibrary.org.
Thursday, March 5
Winter Tales Lecture Series, Rwanda: Healing the Trauma of Genocide with Chuck Haspels, 6:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 882-4127 or www.doloreslibrary.org.
Thursday, March 19
Winter Tales Lecture Series, Saqsaywaman: A Building Marvel with Vince Lee, 6:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 882-4127 or www.doloreslibrary.org.
Saturday, March 28
Dolores Chamber Spring Banquet with steampunk Wild Wild West theme, 6-10 p.m., Dolores Community Center. $30 per person, $50 per couple, $200 for a table of eight. Costumes encouraged. Dinner, cash bar, silent and live auctions. Details: www.doloreschamber.com.
Dolores Mountain Quilters meeting, 10 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. All welcome. Details: www.doloresmountainquilters.org or Suzanne Butterfield at (404) 374-6558.
The 4Corners Republican Women meeting, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Shiloh Steakhouse, 5 S. Veach. Details: 560-0763.
Help with Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, 2-5 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. Details: 882-4127.
Civil Air Patrol Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron meeting, 6:30–8:30 p.m., K9 Search and Rescue. Details: Debrah Archer, 759-5669.
The Dolores Rotary Club meeting, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Ponderosa Restaurant, 715 Railroad Ave. Cost: two free meetings, yearly membership $150. Details: Susan, 426-9902 or [email protected]
Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Stories, snack and activity for preschoolers and caregivers. Details: 882-4127.
Bible studies, 6 p.m., Chapel on the Farm, 19927 Road 26.2 Loop. Details: 903-6153.
Third and Fourth Thursday
K9 Search and Rescue Team meeting, 7 p.m., at the Dog House. Learn about search and rescue, navigation, survival. Applications accepted. Details: 882-4746.
Recovery Support Group meeting, for sober living, 7 a.m., Dolores Methodist Church, 105 N. Eighth St. Details: Sue, 739-1049.
Unitarian Universalists meeting, 11 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Discuss comparative philosophies and religion. Details: Darlene, 565-6173; www.fourcornersuu.org.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Red Eyed Djinn, 6 p.m., Mancos Brewing Co., 484 Hwy 160 E. Frontage Road. $5.
Teen Café Nights, 7-10 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Details: 533-7600 and www.mancoslibrary.org/teen-news-and-events.
Geeks and Gamers, 2-5 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Ages 17 and older, Cards Against Humanity.
Free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, 2-3 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Walk-ins welcome. First come, first served. Details: www.checkerboard.co.
Teen Game Night, 7-10 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St.
Storytime, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Bilingual, seasonal story time for ages birth through 6 years.
After-school program for grades 1-5, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Art, science, stories, living skills. Details: 533-7600.
Science Fridays, 10-11 a.m. kindergarten to grade 3, 11 a.m.-noon grades 4-5, Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St.
Outdoor Adventures, 1-3 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St.
Saturday, Feb. 1
Artrageous performance, 7:30-9 p.m., Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St. $8 kids 12 and younger, $14 student/senior/military, $18 adult. Troupe of 12 artists, singers, dancers and musicians in a energy performance combining fine art, live music, singing, dancing, humor and interaction. Details: www.fmtn.org/489/Civic-Center-Shows-and-Events.
Friday, Jan. 24
Erik Weihenmayer — Making a difference speaker series, 7 p.m., Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Drive. $20-$45. Tickets online https://durangoconcerts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1156811.
Thursday, Jan. 30
Colorado Craft Spirits for Conservation benefiting La Plata Open Space Conservancy, 4:30 p.m., Mutu’s Italian Restaurant, 701 East Second Ave. $60.
Sunday, Feb. 9
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 1 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. $5-$50. $12 general admission, $5 students VIP tickets for two with reserved seating $50.
Friday, Feb. 14
League of Women Voters 100th birthday open house, noon-3 p.m., Clerk and Recorder’s Office 679 Turner Drive, Bodo Park. Tour the new election facilities and learn the “insides” of elections. Free. Details: www.lwvlaplata.org.