Community Calendar

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April 24

Mancos students in fourth and fifth grade will present Musical Proverbs at the Mancos Opera House at 6:30 p.m.

The Montezuma Valley Farm Hub presents Improving Your Soil for Optimum Production with Greg Vlaming. Participants learn to identify soil texture and structure, take and interpret soil tests, improve tilth, use cover crops, guard against erosion. Meet at Let It Grow from 7-9 p.m. for the first class. Time and details for the April 26 field class TBA. Stop by or call Let It Grow to preregister, 565-3099. Cost: $30.

April 23

Mancos Water Conservancy District and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will be holding a joint informational workshop on the title transfer at the Mancos Community Center at 10 a.m.

April 25

On Friday April 25th from 2-6 p.m., Cooking Matters Colorado will empower shoppers with skills to stretch their food dollar and serve healthy meals. At the Cortez City Market, 2-6 p.m. Participants receive a $10 gift card, a reusable shopping bag and a booklet of tips and recipes.

April 26

20th Annual Pueblo to Pueblo Run/Bike event - a half-marathon, 5K run/walk and 50-mile bike event. Registration information on the Cortez Cultural Center's website,

Annual Montelores Early Childhood Fair and Celebration is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Montezuma County Annex Building. It's a free health fair for children, birth to 5 years old. Car seat inspections and installation available until noon. Car seats available for $25; bike helmets for $5; fittings available.

April 26 and April 27

Out of Pocket Community Theatre will present three one act plays at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. on April 26 and April 27. Call 739-4064.

April 28

The Young Professionals Group hosts a candidate forum 6-8 p.m. at the First National Bank of Cortez, 2258 E. Main Street. The forum includes candidates for sheriff, coroner and county commissioner. Free and open to all ages. Call 759-4696.

April 29

The Mancos high school and middle school band concert is set for April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Mancos Opera House.

Through April

On display at the Cortez Public Library: through mid-April, Dolores Mountain Quilters works in the atrium; through April, Addie Dodson's Easter collection and Laura McHenry's vintage tie collection. At 202 N. Park St. Call 565-8117.

May 3

SouthWest Colorado Concerts presents the famous Golden Dragon Acrobats at 7 p.m. at the Cortez Middle School Auditorium. This 26-member company of Chinese acrobats perform astounding acrobatics and traditional dance. Tickets at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. Information: Lindsay Havran at 565-7676 or Paul Bostrom at 565-9127.

Vida en Victoria and The Cortez Cultural Center host a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Parque de Vida pavilion, noon to 6 p.m., 425 Roger Smith Ave., Cortez. Food, a salsa and chile contest, music, piņatas and more.

May 4-9

The Mancos Valley Chorus' Spring 2014 Concert, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," with songs from "The Lion King," and the show "Rent." Free. Refreshments. May 4 at 3:30 p.m., Mancos United Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave. May 6, 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St., Cortez. May 7, 7 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Rd., Durango. May 9, 7 p.m. Mancos United Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave. Call 946-1267.

May 6

Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen invites the public to a brats and hot dogs barbecue at 5:45 p.m. at Hobo's Hideout Bed, Breakfast and Barn in Mancos (Hwy 184 to 12744 Rd 38). At 6:30 p.m., Dimitri Schlotter will talk about trailer safety. Guests welcome. Call 928-600-2993

May 6 and 7

The Mancos school drama club will present a play May 6 and May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Mancos Opera House.

May 10

Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen sponsors a Poker Ride at Sage Hen Day Use Area (Hwy 184). Start selling hands, 8 a.m.; riders on trail, 10 a.m.; first hand, $20; additional hands, $5. Prizes for 5 highest hands. Lunch available. Call 970-570-5035 or go to

First Monday

Southwest Center for Independence Second Chance Brain Injury group meetings at noon at the Cortez office, 2409 E. Empire. Call Matthew at 570-8001.

First Tuesday

American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Call 565-8151.

First Thursday

Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets at noon at Shiloh's Steakhouse. Email Nicci Crowley at or call 570-9372.

First Friday

First Friday Leadership at First National Bank in Cortez, 8 to 9 a.m. Free. Coffee and doughnuts at 7:45 a.m. Call Dena, 565-3414.

First and Third Thursdays

Learn signs and nursery rhymes at the Mancos Public Library at 10 a.m. All ages welcome. Call 970-403-9237.

Second Sunday

The 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. For information, to help out or to make donations, call Gretchen at 509-830-4380

Second Thursday

A free legal self-help clinic for Montezuma County parties without an attorney are 2-5 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.

Third Saturday

Christian Motorcycle Association, CMA - Cortez Chapter holds its 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Beny's restaurant in Cortez. Call 565-7233.

Third Sunday

Literary Explorations with Jennifer Hope won't meet in April. The next meeting will be May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Cortez Cultural Center.

Third Thursday

Dolores secondary PTO meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:45 p.m. in Mr. Thurston's office. Email Heather at or call Tif at 903-8752.

First and Third Thursdays

Planning committee for the 10th Annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival meets at 10 a.m. upstairs at the Cortez Cultural Center. Call 565-1151.

Fourth Tuesday

4 Corners Republican Women's Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elk's Lodge. Information: 565-2197.

Last Saturday

Yoga Benefit for the Grange, Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 W. Grand, Mancos. Donation. Bring towel or mat and water. Don't eat an hour before.

Every Sunday

First United Methodist Church has a Native American Worship Service at 2 p.m. Information: 565-3002.

Every Monday

Southwest Singers for fall rehearsals. Public invited. Practice at 6:30 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Cortez. Call 872-3870.

Every Tuesday

The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets at noon at Shiloh's. Email

The Mancos Public Library, offers Little People Storytime on Tuesday's at 10:30 a.m. The program is geared to children ages 2- 6, but all ages are welcome. Information: 533-7600.

Every Wednesday

Wednesday Morning Yoga will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Kaleidoscope, 233 Park St. in Mancos.

Every Monday and Wednesday

Freestyle Defensive Arts is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center in Mancos. Kids Freestyle Defensive Arts class, ages 8-15, 4-5 p.m. every Wednesday. Call instructor Brian Williams at 903-5576.

Mancos Yoga/Meditation, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (except first Monday of the month)

Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 W. Grand, Mancos. Bring towel or mat and water. Refrain from eating an hour before.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Karate "Ryukoku Seidokan" is at 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mancos Community Center. Ages 5 to 10 at 5:30-6 p.m. for $5 per class. Ages 11 and older at 6-8 p.m., for $10 per class. Call Victor Pilcher at 533-7471.

Every Thursday

The Mancos Grange's Spanish classes all levels, 5:30-7 p.m., 680 W. Grand Ave. Call 417-437-1747. A $5 donation suggested.

Every Saturday

The Mancos Indoor Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.