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Friday, Feb. 17The U.S. Air Force Academy Band performs a free concert, 7 p.m. at the Montezuma-Cortez High School, 418 S. Sligo St. in Cortez. Doors open at 6 p.m., audience must be seated by 6:45 p.m. Details and tickets: Colorado Welcome Center at 970-565-4048 and 928 E. Main St.
Guitarist Jerry Barlow, 10 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117.
Saturday, Feb. 25The Leitner Trio, 7 p.m. at the Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The Leitner Trio will perform an evening of chamber music, featuring violin, guitar and voice. Tickets $23 in advance, $25 at the door. Available at www.sunflowertheatre.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 21Cortez Middle School PTO will meet, 5 p.m. in the middle school library. The meeting is open to all community members. Input and participation is encouraged. Snacks and child care provided.
Tuesday, Feb. 28A Mardi Gras pancake supper, 4:40-7 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church in Cortez. The meal will include pancakes, bacon, sausages, fruit, scrambled eggs and a drink. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under, and $20 for a family of two adults and two or more kids. Funds raised will go to support Grace’s Soup Kitchen. Pancake flipping race begins at 6 p.m. Details: 565-7865.
Deadline to pay the first half of 2016 property taxes, 140 W. Main St., Cortez, CO 81321. Postmarks will be accepted. Questions? Call 970-565-7550.
Through FebruaryDisplays at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St.: William Randall photography; Dolores Mountain Quilters’ quilts; Lester Cranor’s antique barbed wire; Anna Cranor’s unicorns. Details: 970-565-8117.
Wednesday, march 1Apply to the Southwest Colorado Community College nursing programs, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to have a member of the faculty go over your application on either the Durango and Mancos Campus. Applications are due this spring. Details: 970-564-6221.
Mr. Kneel presents Dr. Seuss Rap, 2 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. Celebrate D. Seuss’ birthday and this early-release school day. Details: 970-565-8117.
Saturday, March 4Celebrating Youth, a benefit dinner for the Southwest Open School. Fundraiser dinner and auction 5 p.m. at the Cortez Elk’s Lodge, 2100 North Dolores Road. Tickets are $40 before the event and $45 at the door: Visit the school at 410 N. Dolores Road or call 970-565-1150.
Monday, March 6Talk, Grow, Learn group meets, 10 a.m. before the monthly Montelores Early Childhood Council meeting, in room 110 at the Johnson Building, 925 S. Broadway. This is a group committed to oral language development for children birth to 3. Everyone is welcome. Details: Brad Finch, 970-570-5802 or email@example.com.
The Montelores Early Childhood Council’s monthly luncheon, 11:45 a.m. in downstairs meeting room 110, in the Johnson Building, 925 South Broadway. The public is invited. Lunch provided, so RSVP to Vangi McCoy at 970-749-7017.
Thursday, March 9Free prediabetes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 11The Leprechaun 5K Fun Run, at The Pinon Project, 212 W. Montezuma Ave. Registration and check-in begin at 8 a.m., and the run begins at 9 a.m. Register by March 3 to receive a T-shirt. Fees: $30 for adults, $15 for kids under 12. Go to www.pinonproject.org to register online.
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s St. Patrick’s Day Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the north entrance to City Market in Cortez. Bakers can drop off their goodies starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Early drop-offs can be made at NetForcePC (on Main just east of Safeway) on Friday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bake, buy or donate and help our local pets. Details: Janet at 970-533-4042.
Tuesday, March 14“Do Humans Require an ‘Other’?” will be the topic, at the “How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe. At 6:30 p.m., at St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 970-565-7865.
Thursday, March 23Free small-claims clinic, for money cases $7,500 and under, 3:30 p.m. at the Justice Center, 601 N. Mildred Road. No registration required. No legal advice will be given. Details: Donna Hilse, 970-565-7580.
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.
Four-mile Trail Running Race at Geer Park, 25502 County Road L. Race begins at 9 am. Online registration available ($20 for adults, $15 for youths.) Race-day registration is $25 cash. All proceeds benefit Montezuma Land Conservancy. Details: Email GeerTrailSeries@gmail.com or call 920-277-5809.
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., Southwest Memorial Hospital. 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 email@example.com.
Thursday, July 13Free pre-diabetes class, 3:30-5 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Sept. 14Free pre-diabetes class, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital. 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 email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 9Free pre-diabetes class, 3:30-5 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 MondayThe Cortez Emblem Club 261 meets, 5:30 p.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Details and to confirm: President Judi Lichliter at 565-7370.
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, 7 p.m., Elks Lodge. 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 email@example.com or call 565-2197.
Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group meets, 5-6:30 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. 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 Corners 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 practice, 6:30-8:30 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 email@example.com or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last TuesdayFree Family Law Post-order clinic, 4-7 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. One-on-one consulting on how to change or restrict parenting time, change or collect child support, relocate with children. Email email@example.com or call 800-521-6968.
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.
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 Tuesday and ThursdayMaster’s Swimming Group with Mesa Verde Aquatics Club, 6-7:30 a.m. Swim with coach Kevin Ketterer at the Cortez Rec Center. All levels welcome. Entry fee into Rec Center and $35 a month to MVAC.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 February: Groundhog Day, Feb. 2; Hearts, Feb. 9; Dentists/teeth, Feb. 16; Birds, Feb. 23. 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 March: Dr. Seuss for Storytime, March 2; Kites, March 9; The Color Green, March 16; It’s Spring! March 23; Ladybugs, March 30. 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.
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.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, 12-step program at Rock Springs Church Campus, U.S. 160, 2 miles east of the fairgrounds. CR Café at 6-7 p.m., large learning group, 7-8 p.m., open share 8-9 p.m.. Child care is provided.
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.
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.
Thursday, Feb. 23 and March 9The final two presentations of Foreign Film Nights, 6:30 p.m. at Dolores Public Library. Details: 970-882-4127.
Tuesday, Feb. 28The DAV-Disabled American Veterans bingo night, presented by Dolores Rotary Bingo, at the Dolores Community Center. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. Benefits local veterans.
Thursday, March 2Winter Tales Lecture Series, 6:30 p.m. at the Dolores Public Library, with Cuzco, Peru, and Inca culture presented by Michael Williams. Details: 970-882-4127.
Thursday, March 16Winter Tales Lecture Series, 6:30 p.m. at Dolores Public Library, with The Tarahumara of Northern Mexico, by Janneli Miller. Details: 970-882-4127.
Thursday, March 30The final Winter Tales Lecture Series, 6:30 p.m. at Dolores Public Library. Joanie Trussel will present Elephants in Thailand, sharing her experience visiting sanctuaries in Thailand and Bali. Details: 970-882-4127.
First TuesdayDolores Mountain Quilters meets, 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. The program for February 2th will be a presentation by Gail Braunn: How to make an easy and incredibly cute teddy bear. 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 email@example.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.
Friday, Feb. 17Bake sale and auction fundraiser to benefit Cathy Epps, 4 p.m., at the Mancos Performance Center. Drop off baked items at Mancos Elementary on Friday. All proceeds go to Cathy and Jake Epps and his wife, Cathy, the Mancos principal who was injured in a car crash earlier this year.
Saturday, Feb. 18Kevin Frazier will play at the Mancos Brewing Co., at 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 24The Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative co-hosts workshop, titled Vision Course for Aspiring Farmers and Ranchers,” at the Mount Lookout Grange.
Saturday, Feb. 25The Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative co-hosts Scaling-up Workshop, at the Mount Lookout Grange. Pre-registration is required at www.GuidestoneColorado.org.
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 ThursdayMonthly 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.