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Through JulyMembership drive for Pets’ Sake Humane Society, an all-volunteer nonprofit group working to improve the lives of companion animals locally in Montezuma and Dolores counties. Membership packets are at the Cortez Public Library, or email:, or call (970) 565-PETS/7387.

Monday, Aug. 1The Montelores Early Childhood Council hod its next monthly luncheon meeting, at 11:45 a.m., in the community room at First National Bank, 2258 E. Main St. (Please note the change of venue.) The public is invited, especially parents. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to Vangi McCoy by calling 970-749-7017. Vangi will be sharing local data from Kids Count and attendees will receive a copy of the Kids Count data book.

Wednesday, Aug. 3Enter the Horticulture & Design Show at the Montezuma County Fair, 3-7 p.m. in the main building at the fair grounds. Anyone living in Montezuma County may enter. Details: Rule Book 2016 link at Floral designs must be pre-entered with Dayna at 970-570-9048 by Aug 2. Call 970-882-8022.

Monday, Aug. 8The Cortez Public Library shows the documentary film “At the Fork” shows at the Sunflower Theatre, 7 p.m. Filmmaker John Papola and wife Lisa examine how farm animals are raised for consumption. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.

Thursday, Aug. 11For 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, 2016-17 membership drive and a need for more volunteers. All are welcome. Details: 970-565-PETS(7387).

Sunday, Aug. 14Dolores County Jr. Rodeo Series, Dolores County Fairgrounds, Dove Creek. Check in at 8:30 a.m.; rodeo begins at 9 a.m. Details: Dolores County Jr. Rodeo on Facebook.

Aug. 4 – Aug. 20The Cortez Public Library’s Storytime program, every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at 202 N. Park St.; every Saturday at 9:30 a.m., at the Cortez Farmers Market (Main and Elm streets); and the First Tuesday Market on Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m. in City Park. The schedule: Uber Goober Sandwiches, Aug. 4 and Aug. 6; Healthy Eats, Aug. 11 and Aug. 13; Bounce & Roll, Aug. 18 and Aug. 20; My Body Works Out! Aug. 25 and Aug. 27. Details: 970-565-8117.

Monday, Aug. 29Free Small Claims clinic for money cases under $7500, at 3:30 p.m. at 601 N. Mildred Road. No registration is required. Details: Donna at 970-565-7580.

Saturday, Sept. 17Four Comers Square Dancers begin lessons, 6:30 p.m. at Kemper Elementary School, then dance the first and third Saturdays of each month. Details: 565-4033, 749-9682 or 565-9836.

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. the first Monday every month 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. Call 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:

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 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, Cortez. 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 and third SaturdaysFour Comers Square Dancers dance the first and third Saturdays of each month, and lessons start on Sept. 17 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

The Montezuma County Historical Society’s board of directors meets, 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elks Club and includes a no-host lunch. Members and prospective members are always welcome.

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.

Support group for people living with Fibromyalgia, 1-2:30 p.m. at the SWCI office at 2409 E. Empire, Cortez. Details: 970-570-8001 or

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. No reservation needed. Details:

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.

Fourth 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 801-671-6275.

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

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. The schedule: On July 12, Rocky Mountain Puppets climbs Mount Healthmore. Details: 970-565-8117.

Volunteer at the Mesa 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,

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.

Open House GOAL Academy, 1-4 p.m., 215 N Linden Street, Unit D. Free blended online high school for students ages 14-21. Sign up for the 2016-2017 school year or call Liz at 970-213-0923.

Karaoke at Blondie’s Trophy Room, 8 p.m. to midnight. Hosted by JR Stafford. Details: 565-4015.

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,

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. Strange Games on July 14 and July 16; Soup Spectacular on July 21 and July 23; Pea Pod Pandemonium on July 28 and July 30. Details: 970-565-8117. Details: 970-565-8117.

Country music and dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Cortez Senior Center.

Bingo at the Cortez Elks Club, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Early Bird game at 6:45, with others to follow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverages available. Pots vary in payoffs with 2 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,

Anasazi Heritage Center Curation Tours, at 2 p.m. through October. Free, but space is limited. Contact the Heritage Center at 970-882-5600 to sign up.

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.

Restoration Bible Study Series, 6:30 p.m. at 1509 Colorado 145. A look into Hebrew roots and insights of the Gospel. ECBY, Tree of Life In‘Jesus, teaching, praise and worship. 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,

Join Anasazi Heritage Center/Canyons of the Ancients National Monument staff for the program, “Totems, Towers, and other a-MAZE-ing coincidences,” 11 a.m. through Labor Day weekend. This program discusses similarities between European and Southwest cultures 1,000 to 2,000 years ago. Meets inside the Anasazi Heritage Center.

Every SundayThe 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.

Join Anasazi Heritage Center/Canyons of the Ancients National Monument staff for the program, “Escalante Pueblo,” 11 a.m. through Labor Day weekend. This will be a guided walk on the trail to Escalante Pueblo discussing a wide variety of topics ranging from plant uses to the Chaco style pueblo. Meets at the plaza in front of the Anasazi Heritage Center.


First TuesdayDolores Mountain Quilters meeting, 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. The program for Aug. 2 will be time to finalize Quilt Show details. Quilt Show is Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28. There will also be a potluck luncheon. Guests and visitors are welcome. Info: or 719-850-0923.

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

Every TuesdayThe Dolores Public Library, answers technology/software questions about Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. Free at 2-5 p.m. Call 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.

Volunteer at the Dolores School Garden, 9-11 a.m. in June and July. Montezuma School to Farm project invites all families to learn gardening techniques, and take home produce. Details: Contact Megan Tallmadge,

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

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

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 SundayBring a classical instrument to the Dolores Public Library, and join the Sunday Strings group. Play with local musicians of varying skill levels. Group meets Sundays at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. Details: 882-4127 or


Friday, July 29Exhibit of turn-of-the century photos by William Henry Jackson, 5-8 p.m. at FAD, 107 Grand Ave. Includes 10 original black and white cards of Mesa Verde sites, 13 framed original photochroms of national park landmarks and a rare framed photochrom of a Ute Runner for Chief Ouray, ­photographed in 1880. Details: 970-394-0163 or

Wake Up Laughing plays on the patio at the Mancos Brewing Co., starting at 6 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, July 29-30Mancos Creative District raffle and silent auction, during Mancos Days. Items include an Alpacka Raft ($555), a Veryl Goodnight sculpture ($600), a Navajo rug from Kelly Chillcott ($600). Tickets: one ticket for $10, two for $15 and three for $25, all available at the Visitor Center. Visit the booth in Boyle Park, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, July 29-31The 57th Annual Mancos Colorado Days, Boyle Park in downtown Mancos. Parade, games for kids and adults, softball tournament, food, vendors, and live entertainment. This year’s theme is “Desperados and Fancy Ladies.” Details:

Saturday, July 30The Great Contention plays on the patio at the Mancos Brewing Co., starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13Second annual Summer Brewfest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Cottonwood Park. Gates open at 10 a.m. Musical guests include Hello Dollface, Afrobeatniks, Secondhand Strings, The Lindells and The Great Contention. Beer is provided by Mancos Brewing Co. and Riff Raff Brewing Co.; and wine by Guy Drew Vineyards. Proceeds benefit Mancos Valley Resources, Mancos Food Share and Pay It Forward Fund. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, teens $5, children under 5 get in free. Tickets available in Mancos at Mancos Brewing Co., Zuma Natural Foods and Livwell; in Dolores at Dolores Food Market; and in Cortez at Kokopelli Bike & Board and the Pie maker Bakery. Details:

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 ThursdayA 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.

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.

Last FridayGrand Summer Nights in Mancos, May 26, June 24, July 29, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. Free carriage rides and live music during summer.

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 or call 970-533-7600 ext. 206 or email

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.

Mancos School of the Wester writing workshop, with Suzanne Strazza, 6-7:30 p.m., April 12 through May 10, Mt. Lookout Grange

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

A free class for Spanish speakers, 10-11-30 a.m. at the Mancos Public Library. Work to improve your English skills.

“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, Homeschoolers welcome.

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

Volunteer at the Mancos School Garden, 9-11 a.m. in June and July. Montezuma School to Farm project invites families to learn basic gardening techniques, and take home produce. Details: Erin Bohm,

MonticelloSaturday, Aug. 20Canyon Country Discovery Center grand opening, 10 a.m. to sunset, 1117 N. Main St. Musical guests include the R. Carlos Nakai quartet, Jenna Talbott, Ryan Barnum, Slim Pickins and Scott Ibex. Food, vendors, artisans, exhibits, bike rides, games, wagon rides and a star party in the observatory. Keynote speaker is the first Native American astronaut, Cmdr. John Herrington. Free.


Saturday, July 30Butterflies and Blooms Family Walk, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at the parking area where the Cascade Creek and Engineer Mountain trails begin. Free and suitable for all ages. Contact MK at 970-385-1288 or

Thursday, Aug. 4Lara Branca’s opening reception and art show, 5-7 p.m., at Sweet 11 Gallery, 863½ Main Ave. Recent works by Dolores artist Lara Branca. Work will be for sale. Details at and 970-903-0553.

Thursday, Aug. 182016 SCAPE Startup Showcase, 2-6:30 p.m., Fort Lewis College Ballroom 1000 Rim Drive. Details: 970-317-0880 or