The Dolores Star encourages people to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to [email protected]. Items submitted at least two weeks in advance will have a better chance of getting published; items submitted several days before the event might not get published. For more information, call the Star at 882-4486.
Community Band to play at Mancos Days
The Four Corners Community Band will play in the Mancos Days parade, Saturday, July 28, 11:00 a.m., with a concert following at Boyle Park, 11:30 a.m. For more information on Mancos Days, Band membership, scheduling a concert, and upcoming events, please visit www.fourcornerscommunityband.com or call Sue: 564-1245.
Mancos Days Pancake Breakfast 2012
Boy Scout Troop 518 would like to invite you to their annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on July 28 before the Mancos Days Parade. The scouts of Troop 518 invite the community to come and enjoy pancakes and sausage from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Mancos School Cafeteria. The cost for the breakfast is $5 for an adult for all you can eat. A family of two adults and two children under 10 may eat for $12, so bring the whole family! Tickets for the breakfast are available at the door that morning. Get a jump start on the days festivities by enjoying pancakes and sausage prepared by the scouts ad families of Troop 518 followed by the Mancos Days Parade.
Service in the Park is Sunday
On Sunday morning July 29 at 10:00 the Dolores United Methodist Church will hold its annual Service in the Park at the pavilion in Joe Rowell Park. Immediately following will be a pot luck. Chicken, drinks, plates and forks will be provided by the church. Please bring a chair and a side dish to share.
Prayer group meets at Dolores Methodist Church
Do you need some quiet time with God ? Do you have something, or someone, in your life who needs our prayers?
Join us at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at the Dolores United Methodist Church, 105 8th Street in Dolores. Call 882-9807 for more information.
Dolores Farmers Market to feature music
The Dolores Farmers Market will feature a variety of local musicians this year every Wednesday at Flanders Park from 5 to 7 p.m. The Farmers Market is every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. On Aug. 1, The Porchlights will play again and on Aug. 8 Bret Pejsa will play again. Aug. 15 is Marilyn Kroeker. Aug. 22 Herb Folsom and Tony Littlejohn. Aug. 29 is Marilyn Kroeker.
Evenings of art offered in Dolores
Fusion Studios is happy to announce our newest event, Evenings of Art. On either a Tuesday or Thursday night, a class will be held at Fusion Art Studio. Learn something new such as painting, mosaics and other fun projects and enjoy a featured beverage (or non-alchoholic choice) and a light fare of snacks. Each evening will feature one of our many artists to guide you in your art-making while you enjoy the evening with friends. Experience is not required and creativity is awaiting you.
Our Evenings of Art dates are tentatively scheduled on July 26th (Etching).
Fusion Studios is located at 419 Central Ave., Dolores. Call 970-882-2586 for more information.
Wine Festival to raise money for For Pets Sake
The fifth annual For Pets Sake Humane Society Summer Wine Festival will be Saturday, July 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cliffrose Gardens. Tickets are $25 each or two for $40, available at Cliffrose Gardens in Cortez and at the door. Music by Lee Bartley, solo piano will be provided along with wine and beer from Smittys Liquors. Join us for wine, beer and great appetizers. For more information, contact 565-PETS. There will also be a silent auction.
National Day of the Cowboy celebrated July 28
On July 28 to celebrate National Day of the Cowboy Michael Hurwitz will be the artist singing and entertaining us with his own brand of Cowboy Prairie Blues. Western Belles House Concerts will present Michael Hurwitz. Potluck Supper starts at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m. at 32229 Road P Mancos. Call for reservations & more info at 882-1413 or 970-739-8408 or e-mail [email protected].
For more about Michael visit his website at www.mikehurwitz.com
Chimney Choir to play at the Dolores River Brewery
Denver-based folk trio, Chimney Choir, will play at the Dolores River Brewery, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. The Dolores River Brewery is located at 100 N. 4th Street in Dolores.
The Chimney Choir skillfully interweaves genres resulting in a folk meets world music sound, steeped in psychedelia (Concerted Efforts). All multi-instrumentalists, writers and singers- Kevin Larkin, David Rynhart and Kris Drickey change instruments (sometimes within a song) and sing in three part harmony while balancing field recordings and computer synths with traditional acoustic instrumentation. In February, the trio released a new album.
Volunteers needed for hot air balloon event
The Cortez Hot Air Balloon Rendezvous seeks volunteer crew members for the event that will take place at 6:30 a.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 3-5, at Parque de Vida. Participating hot air balloons will be in Cortez from New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. This event, known as small-town flying at its best, is a family event, so the public is invited to bring along the kids and become crew for a hot air balloon. Be sure to wear tennis shoes and bring gloves, then get ready for a great experience. When the Rendezvous organizer, Cookie See, asks for crew, those interested in crewing should just step forward, and will be assigned to a balloon. Balloon sponsors are also welcome; contact Cookie to learn how individuals or businesses can be a part of the Rendezvous. For more information or to be a balloon sponsor, call 505-977-2679.
Reed to discuss Salmon and Aztec ruins
The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society is pleased to present Paul Reed on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 North Market Street, Cortez, CO, to discuss Chaos or Order: Salmon and Aztec in the post-Chacoan Pueblo III Period. In his presentation, Paul will discuss how these two successors of the Chaco cultural traditions developed on different tracks: a continuation of the Chaco tradition at the Aztec community whereas Salmon forged ahead as a non-Chacoan, local community.
Paul Reed is a Preservation Archaeologist with Archaeology Southwest. For the past eleven years he has been the Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins. Paul has edited and authored numerous works on the Middle San Juan including the seminal works Chacos Northern Prodigies: Salmon, Aztec, and the Ascendancy of the Middle San Juan Region After AD 1100 and Thirty-five Years of Archaeological Research at Salmon Ruins, New Mexico. With a group of research partners, Paul recently investigated several research questions critical to the Chacoan presence in the Middle San Juan. Their findings were published in a dedicated issue of Kiva (Winter 2011). Pauls current research involves questions related to the complicated post-Chacoan, Pueblo III period in the Middle San Juan and exploring the origins of the Acoma Pueblo.
For questions about this or other lectures, please call Bob Bernhart at 970-739-6772.
Stray Birds trio will perform in Dolores
The Stray Birds will performing on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Dolores River Brewery, 100 S. 4th St., in Dolores. Drawing upon the richness of American folk music traditions, the signature power of The Stray Birds sound lies in outstanding songwriting that soars in three-part harmony. The Stray Birds are a trio with captivating chemistry and sensitive musicality. From bustling street corners to silent halls, their performances speak to an uncompromising reverence for songs. For more information, contact the brewery at 882-4677.
K9 Search and Rescue Team hosts pancake breakfast
The K9 Search and Rescue Team is holding their Annual Pancake Breakfast during Escalante Days on Saturday, Aug. 11. The breakfast is the annual fundraiser for the Team and will feature pancakes, sausage, coffee or tea and juice. Tickets cost $5 per person. It will begin at 6 a.m. and ends at the start of the parade. It will be held at the Dog House, 35 Railroad Avenue (directly west of Dolores Fire Station # 1), with handicap parking at that address and regular parking off Central Avenue directly north of the building.
Based in Dolores with Divisions in Southern California, Northern Arizona & members in Eastern CO and NM, the K9 Search and Rescue Team Inc. is a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization with no tax base that depends solely on donations, grants, and fundraisers such as the Pancake Breakfast for support. Start your day with a great breakfast and support the K9 Search and Rescue Team at the same time!
For more information about the K9 Search and Rescue Team, visit their website at www.k9team.org.
Escalante Days to host two parades, bike rodeo
Registration for the Childrens Parade will be Friday, Aug. 10 at the Dolores General Store, 300 Central Ave. Line up starts at 5:30 p.m., the parade begins at 6 p.m. and ends at the Dolores State Bank. The parade is for children 11 and under. The Bike Rodeo and Safety Obstacle Course will be immediately following the childrens parade award ceremony behind the Dolores Medical Center.
The theme of the Escalante Days Parade is Dolores; A Little Town with a Big Heart. The parade starts Saturday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. Registration begins at the Dolores High School Parking Lot at 9:30 a.m.
Free Backpacking Trip with the San Juan Mountains Association
The San Juan Mountains Association is offering a free backpacking trip August 11 and 12 led by certified interpretive guide MK Thompson. Whether you are new to backpacking or want to share your experience with others, this trip will be a fun and educational adventure. The trip will travel around the Four Mile Lake loop, a 12.4 mile loop in the San Juan National Forest. Optional side trips will explore peaks and other lakes. An optional informational meeting will precede the trip. Space is limited so reserve your spot today by calling 970-759-9113 or e-mail [email protected].
Quilt show coming to Dolores August 24
The Dolores Mountain Quilters will host their 2012 Dolores Quilt Show starting Friday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. For more information go to www.doloresmountainquilters.org.