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Community Calendar


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Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington. Mancos plans an MLK pancake breakfast, and Fort Lewis College plans a march on Monday, Jan. 16.

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Cortez

Tuesday, Jan. 10A community meeting on bullying and suicide prevention, 7 p.m. at the Cortez Rec Center meeting room. There will be a presentation on current action and an open forum for community input.

Wednesday, Jan. 11A free radon clinic, 1:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., at the Montezuma County Extension Office, 109 W. Main St., in Room 102. Radon test kits will be provided to area residents while supplies last. Limited seating; attendance is by RSVP only. Call 970-565-3123 ext. 0 to reserve your seat.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University course, 6:30 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church. Details and costs: 615-371-8881 ext. 5572.

San Juan Basin Archaeological Society meeting, at 7 p.m., in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. Public is invited. A social begins at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Martin will present “Public History as ‘Speculative’ History through Archaeology: Pros and Cons.”

The Amazing Authors Tour, with Anne Hillerman, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Hillerman follows in the footsteps of her father, Tony Hillerman, as she continues the adventures of his unforgettable characters Chee, Leaphorn and Manuelito in “Spider Woman’s Daughter.” Details: 970-565-8117.

Thursday, Jan. 12The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen’s monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Nonmembers may attend. Topic: Hispano tree carvings along the Pine-Piedra Stock Driveway in the San Juan National Forest. Details: www.4cbch.org or 970-749-0316 or cathyroberts08@gmail.com.

Free pre-diabetes class, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. One-day class to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes to delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. To sign up or for more information contact RN Jamie Ritthaler, 970-564-2352 or jritthaler@swhealth.org.

Saturday, Jan 14The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County meet, 9 a.m., at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. The program will be presented by Midge Kirk, who writes the column HerStory for the “Free Press.” League meetings are open to the public.

Sunday, Jan. 15First SundayKIRTAN in Cortez (Bhakti Yoga practice), 6-8 p.m., at Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 30 W. Main, Cortez. All are welcome. $10 donation suggested. Details: Jennie Nuriya 970-903-0907.

Thursday, Jan. 19For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s 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, fundraising efforts and New Year’s resolutions. All are welcome. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.

For those suffering with OATS (Obsessing About Trump Syndrome), there will be a gathering at 6:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, Corner of North and Main street in Cortez. Details: 565-7865.

The Montelores Early Childhood Council sponsors a Family Night, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Johnson Building, 925 S. Broadway, Room 110. Dinner and activities are provided. Please call or email so we have enough food and supplies: 970-564-3211 or mecc@monteloresecc.org.

Saturday, Jan. 21The Montezuma Alliance for Unity plans a Women’s March for Unity, at noon at the Cortez Welcome Center in conjuction with marches nationwide. The public is invited. Details: the Montezuma Alliance for Unity Facebook page and Glynis Verrazzano at yesiamone@gmail.com or Tulli Kerstetter at tullike@gmail.com.

Monday, Jan 23The Southwest Singers begin rehearsals for the spring concert season, 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. Meet in the choir room. Details: 970-562-4476.

Tuesday, Jan. 24A 2017 Agricultural Outlook, Strategies, and Economic Summit, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at Lewis-Arriola Community Center. Lunch provided. RSVP to Dove Creek Implement, Basin Coop and 0&0 Sales. Discuss production costs, marketing, hedge contracting, USDA loans, farm loans.

Thursday, Feb. 9Colorado State University soil health and cover crops workshop, at the Dove Creek Community Center in Dove Creek. Lunch provided for participants who register before Jan. 27; after Jan. 27, cost is $15 per participant. Details: 970-562-4255 or email Courtney.Roseberry@colostate.edu.

Thursday, March 9Free pre-diabetes class, 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m. One-day class to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes to delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. To sign up or for more information contact RN Jamie Ritthaler, 970-564-2352 or jritthaler@swhealth.org.

Saturday, March 259Health Fair, Cortez Recreation Center. Visit www.9healthfair.org for more information.

Saturday, April 19Health Fair, Dove Creek High School. Visit www.9healthfair.org for more information.

Saturday, April 89Health Fair, Mancos High School. Visit www.9healthfair.org for more information.

Thursday, May 11Free pre-diabetes class, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. One-day class to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes to delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. To sign up or for more information contact RN Jamie Ritthaler, 970-564-2352 or jritthaler@swhealth.org.

Thursday, July 13Free pre-diabetes class, 3:30-5 p.m. One-day class to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes to delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. To sign up or for more information contact RN Jamie Ritthaler, 970-564-2352 or jritthaler@swhealth.org.

Thursday, Sept. 14Free pre-diabetes class, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. One-day class to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes to delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. To sign up or for more information contact RN Jamie Ritthaler, 970-564-2352 or jritthaler@swhealth.org.

Thursday, Nov. 9Free pre-diabetes class, 3:30-5 p.m. One-day class to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes to delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. To sign up or for more information contact RN Jamie Ritthaler, 970-564-2352 or jritthaler@swhealth.org.

Monday-FridayFree nondenominational silent meditation, in the Johnson Building at 7 p.m. at 925 Broadway, No. 184. Call 970-560-2822.

Monday, Tuesday and WednesdayCortez Public Library computer and tech tutoring, 202 N. Park. Call 970-565-8117 or visit the library for an appointment.

First MondayCortez Emblem Club No. 261 meets, 6:30 p.m., at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Details: 565-2197.

First TuesdayAmerican Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets, 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Details: 565-8151.

The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meet, Elks Lodge in Cortez at 6:15 p.m. (except December). Buy a taco or hamburger and drink. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Details: www.mesaverdehorsemen.com.

First WednesdayDiabetes support group meets, 3:30–5 p.m. in the 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. Contact Laura White, RD, at 564-2276 for details.

First ThursdayMontezuma County Republican Central Committee meets, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Jan Gardner at montezumagop@gmail.com or call 565-2197.

Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group meets, 5-6:30 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial. Share ideas and exchange information. Free. Details: Laura White, 564-2276.

First FridayCaregiver/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 SundayKIRTAN in Cortez (Bhakti Yoga practice), 6-8 p.m., at Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 30 W. Main, Cortez. All are welcome. $10 donation suggested. Details: Jennie Nuriya 970-903-0907.

First and third WednesdaysBe surrounded by the sense of Mystery during Evensong, contemplative, candlelit, chanted evening meditation, at 7 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 565-7865.

First and third SaturdayFour Comers Square Dancers dance the first and third Saturdays of each month, and lessons start on Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Kemper Elementary School. Details: 565-4033, 749-9682 or 565-9836.

Second TuesdayThe Ute Mountain High School Rodeo Team meets, 6 p.m. in the outdoor arena at the fairgrounds. Details: Karen, 970-560-2657.

The Cortez Beading Guild meets, 5 p.m. in the Cortez library conference room. All skill levels and talents welcome. Details: 970-529-0149.

Support group for people with disabilities meets, 2–3:30 p.m. at 2409 Empire St. Sponsored by the Southwest Center for Independence. Details: 970-570-8001 or e-mail Luanne@swilc.org.

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.

The Southwest Art League meets, each month. Details and locations, 882-4770.

Second WednesdayMontezuma County Hospital District monthly board of directors meets, 6-8 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Public is welcome. Details: 564-2146.

Second ThursdayThe Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets, 7 p.m. at various locations. Beginners and experts welcome. Details: Tom, 882-7360.

Montezuma County Republican Women meet, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse at Veach and Main streets. All are welcome. Details: Rosemarie Beall, 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 requested at erin@fone.net. Details: 303-588-2695.

Third TuesdayThe Compassionate Friends Four Corners Chapter, for Families following the Death of a Child meets, 7 p.m. at the Hospice Building, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Use kitchen entrance. Call Cherie at 565-6480 or Debbie at 565-4732.

Third WednesdayThe Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Call 565-3414.

Caregiver/advocate support group for caregivers of any person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or chronic illness at 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St.

Third SaturdayChristian Motorcycle Association Cortez Chapter, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Jack & Janelle’s, 801 E. Main St. Details: Steve Reed, 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.

Third SundayThe Cortez Fire Protection District’s CPR and First-aid certification classes, 9 a.m., Station 1, 30 N. Ash St. Courses are six to eight hours and include CPR/AED, CPR/AED and first-aid, Healthcare Provider CPR. Minimum class size is four. Register: 565-3157.

Fourth Tuesday4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets, 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Details: 565-2197.

Fourth SaturdayThe Cortez Beading Guild meets, noon in the Cortez library conference room. All skill levels and talents welcome. Details: 970-529-0149.

Every MondayThe Four Corners Community Band, 7-9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cortez at Market and North streets. New members welcome. Details: 882-2522 or fourcornerscommunityband.com.

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 hot_rod_jorg@yahoo.com or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or email communityofbelievers41113@gmail.com.

Every Monday, Tuesday and WednesdayOne-on-one computer and tech tutoring, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117 or at the library.

Every TuesdayThe 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.

Anasazi Heritage Center Docent Tour, 10:30 a.m. Join local historian and Anasazi Heritage Center volunteer Tom Hayden as he presents “Northern San Juan Anasazi and the Big Picture.”

Bridge players needed, at 1:30 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 305 S. Washington St. Everyone is invited; entry-level and up. Mentors welcome. Details: 565-6088 or 565-7024.

Every WednesdaySitting in the quiet, meditation, contemplation, centering prayer, 12:15–12:45 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 565-7865.

Karaoke at Blondie’s Trophy Room, 8 p.m. to midnight. Hosted by JR Stafford. Details: 739-4944.

Volunteer at the Kemper Elementary School Garden, 9-11 a.m. in June and July. Montezuma School to Farm project invites families to learn gardening techniques, and take home produce. Details: Danyel Mezzanatto, cortezelementaryschoolgardens@gmail.com

Every ThursdayRaising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez. Older children may join us for a craft at 11:15 a.m. The schedule for December: Winter Holidays, Dec. 22; Visit the Zoo Day, Dec. 29. Songs, stories, crafts and silliness. Details: 970-565-8117.

Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez. Older children may join us for a craft at 11:15 a.m. The schedule for January: Winter, Jan. 5; Get the Beat, Jan. 12; Mittens, Jan. 19; Moon, Jan. 26. Songs, stories, crafts and silliness. 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. with food and beverages available. Pots vary in payoffs with two progressive payoff games. Special giveaways at different times.

Volunteer at the Cortez Middle School Garden, 9-11 a.m. in June and July. Montezuma School to Farm project invites families to learn gardening techniques, and take home produce. Details: Hannah Hall, mstfpamericorps3@gmail.com.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meetings, 8 p.m. at the Cortez Dental office, 43 W. Montezuma Ave. (on the corner of Montezuma and Chestnut). Details: 970-799-2183.

Every FridayTOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Cortez Public Library. Details: 970-882-4369.

Genesis Study utilizing Chuck Misler’s Genesis Commentary, 6:30 p.m. at Tree of Life In’Jesus, 1509 Colorado 145. Ongoing discussion, praise and worship after. Workbook and notes are optional. Details: 970-562-6311.

Every SaturdayFree silent nondenominational silent meditation, 10 a.m. at The Woozledoozer, 925 S. Broadway No. 211. Call 970-560-2822 (Pixy).
Yoga for students, Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 30 W. Main St. Class for high school students noon-1 p.m.; middle school students at 1:15-2:15 p.m. A well-rounded experience for all abilities. Parents welcome, but not required. Details: 739-0547, www.heartandcoreyoga.com.

Every Sunday

The Unitarian Universalists meet, 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Cortez Cultural Center, 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 at 970-565-4286.

Dolores

Thursday, Jan. 12Foreign Film Night, 6:30 p.m., at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Feel free to bring an hors d’oeurve to share. Film titles and other details: 822-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Friday, Jan. 13Draw your own graphic novel workshop, 2-4 p.m. at Dolores Public Library. Local graphic novelist Laura Neubert gives kids in grades 6 and up a how-to workshop on creating a graphic novel. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Thursday, Jan 19Stories and photos from a car-camping safari in Botswana, with retired forester Phil Kemp and seasonal biological technician Mary Kemp. At 6:30 p.m., at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Thursday, jan. 26Foreign Film Night, 6:30 p.m., at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Feel free to bring an hors d’oeurve to share. Film titles and other details: 822-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

First TuesdayDolores Mountain Quilters meets, 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. The program for Jan. 3 will be making basket favors for the “Four Corners Happening” this spring. Bring your sewing machine and eager fingers. Guests and visitors are welcome. More information: http://www.doloresmountainquilters.org or by calling Sine Skags at 719-850-0923

Third ThursdayDolores secondary PTO meets, 3:45 p.m. in Mr. Thurston’s office. Email Heather Alvarez at halvarez0722@gmail.com or call Tif at 903-8752.

Third and fourth ThursdayK9 Search & Rescue Team meets at the Dog House, 7:30 p.m., for training. Open to the public. Volunteers are needed for response, training and administration. No dogs needed Details: 970-882-4746.

Every Monday, Jan. 9 – April 20After-school programs, 3:30–4:30 p.m., at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Pre-registration required. Call Shaine at 882-4127 or email Shaine@doloreslibrary.org.

Every TuesdayTechnology/software help with Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. Free at 2-5 p.m., the Dolores Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 882-4127.

Civil Air Patrol Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron meets, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at K9 Search & Rescue in Dolores. Details: Maj. Debrah Archer, 970-759-5669.

Bingo night at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. A light supper starts at 6:30 p.m. for a $5 donation, followed by bingo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Dolores Rotary Club. The schedule and benefactors: Jan. 31, Destination Imagination; Feb. 28, Disabled Veterans (DAV); March 28, Operation Graduation; April 25, Dolores Community Center. Details: Denis Boon at 970-560-0404.

Every WednesdayBible studies at Chapel on the Farm, 6 p.m. 19927 Road 26.2 Loop, Dolores. Details: 903-6153.

Dolores Public Library Storytime, 10 a.m. throughout the year. Each Storytime will include stories, crafts, and more.

Baby/toddler Story Time, for infants, toddlers and their caregivers are invited to story time, 10 a.m. in the Dolores Public Library meeting room, . More info at DoloresLibrary.org or 882-4127.

Every FridayPreschool Story Time, for preschool-aged children and their caregivers are invited to story time, 10 a.m. in the library meeting room, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: DoloresLibrary.org or 882-4127.

Mancos

Monday, Jan. 16Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pancake Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Mountain Lookout Grange in Mancos, 680 W. Grand Ave. Free. All are welcome. Local food. Honoring diversity and the great works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

First TuesdayA free legal self-help clinic, for Montezuma County parties without an attorney are 2-3:30 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link. First-come, first-served. Details: 970-564-5029 from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. and 970-564-5073 from 1–5 p.m.

First ThursdayThe Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 and Auxiliary meets, 7 p.m. at the Post home in Mancos. Will open at 5:30 for a meet-and-greet, entertainment and food provided.

First SaturdayTeen 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. Details and schedule: 533-7600. Snacks provided.

Second TuesdayThe Mancos Water Conservancy District board meets, 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 42599 Road N, Mancos. Info: Gary Kennedy, 533-7325.

Second SundayThe Mancos Community Dinners, each month at Mt. Lookout Grange in Mancos (680 Grand Ave). Pay-what-you-can dinner, bring a dish if you want. To help or donate, call Gretchen, 509-830-4380.

Third MondayThe Mancos School District Re-6 Board of Education meets, 7 p.m., 395 W. Grand Ave., Room 503, Mancos. Work session at 6 p.m.; special meetings as needed.

Third WednesdayPlay video games at the Mancos Public Library, until 5 p.m.

Third FridayTeen Nights at the Mancos Public Library, 7–10 p.m. during the school year. Games on Wii, PS4, Xbox One and snacks.
Fourth Thursday

Monthly Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron, monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mancos, 150 N. Walnut St. Call 970-759-7012.

Last ThursdayThe Mancos Public Library Board of Trustees meets, 5 p.m. in the library meeting room, 211 W. First St. Info: 533-7600.

The Mancos Historical Society meets, at the Mancos Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 470 W. Grand Ave., new time of 5 p.m.

Every TuesdayKnit 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 kgraf@mancoslibrary.org.

Kids Storytime at the Mancos Public Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A bilingual, seasonal story time for ages birth through 6 years old.

Every WednesdayYoga Flow with Lily, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Grange. Call 847-819-2039.

“Joyful Noise” Children’s Choir starting in Mancos, 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, corner of Bauer and Oak. For grades K-6, Home-schoolers welcome.

Game Daze, 3:45-5 p.m., Mancos Public Library. For kids 8–12; opportunities to play technologically innovative computer-generated games.

Durango

Monday, Jan. 16.Annual Fort Lewis College celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., March of Solidarity at 12:15 p.m., choir performance at Reed Library at 12:30 p.m. To participate, gather at the Center of Southwest Studies. All are invited.