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Volunteers slice about 50 pies at a free community Thanksgiving dinner at the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Cortez in this file photo.
Friday, Nov. 12

Kokoon on a Hill” book launch by Elise M. Schuster, 6 p.m., First National Bank, 2258 E. Main St. Pizza will be provided.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Historic Properties Inventory Meeting, 6 p.m., Mesa Verde Room, Cortez City Hall, 123 E. Roger Smith Ave. A meeting to discuss the plan to inventory historic properties in the city.

Friday, Nov. 19

Jewelry Design Class, 5-7 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N Market St. Details: 565-1151.

Saturday, Nov. 20

Magic in the Air Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 Dolores Highway. Gifts, decorations, hand-made items, food, beverage, and musical entertainment.

Benton Yazzie Art Display Opening Reception, 5-8 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N Market St. Yazzie’s art will be displayed through December.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20, 21

4 States Junior Rodeo, Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 US Highway 160.

Sunday, Nov. 21

“Celebrate“ a pop-up exhibition, 4 p.m., ZU Gallery Makerspace, 48 W. Main St. Artists can bring display ready artwork in the ”celebrate“ theme to the gallery between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Details: https://zugallery.com/class/celebrate-popup/

Thursday, Nov. 25

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s annual Cortez Turkey Trot, a 1-mile fun run and walk for pets and their best friends on Thanksgiving Day. At Parque de Vida, with registration at 9:30 and the race at 10 a.m. A $25 registration, free T-shirt. Prizes for best costume, first place and most unique animal. Benefits For Pets’ Sake. Details: 970-565-7387.

Grace’s Kitchen Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 12-2 p.m. Location will be shared upon sign-up. The meals will be served to-go. Delivery requests will be accepted unil Nov. 22 at 12 p.m. To sign-up, email stbarnabascortez@gmail.com or call 565-7865.

Saturday, Nov. 27

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 Annual Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Montezuma County Annex Building, 107 Chestnut St. Gifts from local crafters, artists, and vendors will be available. Details and to rent a table: 560-2793.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Four Corners Board of Realtors 32nd annual Parade of Lights, 6 p.m., on the north side of Main Street from South Maple Street to North Park Street. Line up for the parade on South Maple Street. The theme is “All Santa’s Helpers.” Fill out the entry form attached below by 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2. Return entry forms to the Re/Max office at 1624 E. Main St. or email to terrymc@move2swcolo.com.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4, 5

Christmas Bazaar, held by the Catholic Daughters and Junior Catholic Daughters, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the St. Margaret Mary Church Hall, 28 E. Montezuma Ave. Burgers, hot dogs and drinks on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas decor, wreaths, gift baskets, baked goods available.

Every other Wednesday

Red Dress Committee/Cortez Four Corners MMIP Committee meeting, noon-1:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library large study room, 202 N. Park St, and Zoom. Details: (612) 422-0791.

First and third Thursday

Alphabet Soup Support Group meeting, 6 p.m., The Pinon Project, 210 E. Main St. Support group for parents, caretaker, or guardians of children with special needs or behavioral challenges. Child care available with advanced arrangements. Details: Maggie at mtevault@pinonproject.org or 564-1195.

First Friday

Disabled American Veterans, chapter 44 Lindsay-Geer monthly meeting, 12:30 p.m., lunch at noon, Veterans Outreach Center, 432 N. Broadway.

Every Monday-Saturday

Conservative Grounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 40 E. Main St. Come in for coffee, friendship, conversations and outreach. All are welcome. Details: 560-6643.

Every Monday

Square Dance lessons with Four Corners Dancers, 7-8:30 p.m., Cortez Senior Center, 117 N. Chestnut St. Enter through the west entrance. Make new friends, laugh and exercise. No partner needed. Details: Duane Randol at 560-2137, Patty Randol at 560-4709 or duaneandpatty.randol@gmail.com.

Every Tuesday

Southwest Artists League, 10 a.m., Annex Building, 107 N. Chestnut. Artists may paint, draw. Call (720) 448-0418.

Bridge, 1:30-4 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Washington St. Beginners, veteran players and experts welcome. Coffee and snacks provided along with light fellowship. Attendees should be vaccinated and/or masked. Details: 565-7024 or 565-6088.

Show Me the Money, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Montezuma County High School Library, 418 S Sligo St. A program for high school students to learn about finances. Details: 602-505-0308 or aadams@scyclistens.org.

Every Wednesday

Montelores Catholic Community LIFT Religious Education classes, 5:45-6:45, Church Center, 20 S. Market St. Grades Preschool-8. Love and praise Jesus, learn the Catholic tradition, grow in prayer and service. Details: 565-7308, ext 102.

Every Thursday

Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Songs, stories and crafts. The program uses the Early Childhood Literacy Initiative program. Details: 565-8117.

Bingo, 6:45 p.m. Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Begins Sept. 2. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Food and beverages available. Details: 565-3557.

Every Friday

Game Night with Piñon Project, 6 p.m., virtual. Ages 7-17. Free. Landon, 529-3305 or lcook@pinonproject.org.

TOPS weight-loss meeting, with weigh-in at 10:45 a.m., meeting at 11:30 a.m., City Hall (when open), 123 Roger Smith Ave. Everyone welcome. Details: kkamminga17@yahoo.com.

Every Saturday

Red Dress Awareness and Action events, noon-2 p.m., corner of Main Street and Mildred Road. Details: (612) 422-0791.

Every Sunday

The Cortez Library Radio Show, 3:30-4 p.m., ksjd.org/#stream/0 or stations 90.5 FM or 91.5 FM. Join Ms. Laura as she reads.

Thursday, Nov. 18

Dark Time Sunshine, 8 p.m., Dolores River Brewery, 100 S Fourth St. Tickets cost $10. Electric and soulful hip hop artists Upgrade, DJ TORBJØRN, and UBO of Ill Methods perform.

Third Saturday

Comedy Nights, 7 p.m., Dolores River Brewery, 100 S Fourth St. $15 presale through comicuprising.eventbrite.com, $20 at the door.

First Tuesday

Dolores Mountain Quilters meeting, 9:30 a.m. social, 10 a.m. meeting, Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Masks required. Limit 50 people. Guests must RSVP. Suzanne, (404) 374-6558 or sdbfield@aol.com; doloresmountainquilters.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Planning and Zoning Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Mancos Town Hall, 117 N Main St. Details: 533-7434

Friday, Nov. 19

Teen Gaming, 6-9 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W First St. Details: 533-7600

Saturday, Nov. 27

Centenary Commemoration of the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahὰ, to commemorate the centenary of His passing, 10 am, at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. The film “Examplar,” a portrait of ‘Abdu’l-Bahὰ, will be shown. Please wear masks. Details: Phone or text 970-560-0677 or 970-739-9654.


Ballroom Dance Lessons, 3-8 p.m., Mancos Community Center, 130 W Grand Ave.


Yoga in the Park, 8:15-9:30 a.m., Cottonwood Park, 275 S. Spruce St. Details: Kim at 560-5677.


Mancos Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Grand Avenue. Food and live music.

Teen Lounge, 4-5:30 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W First St.

Every Other Wednesday

Painting with Class, 6 p.m., Inspired Moments Event Center, 310 W. Main St. $30. All supplies included.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Farmington Public Library Foundation Board Meeting, 4-5 p.m., 2101 Farmington Ave.

Caliente’s Fall Concert, 7-8 p.m., Henderson Performance Hall, San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd, $10. Details: 505-486-4188.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Genealogy Workshop, 2-3 p.m., Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave.

Indigenous Trivia, 6-8 p.m., Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave.

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18, 19

San Juan College Charity Bowl, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Henderson Fine Arts Center, 4601 College Blvd. Ceramics and soups available for the charity sale. Details: 505-566-3464.


Tuesday Morning Birders, 9-11 a.m., River Side Nature Center, N Browning Pkwy. Join a group of beginning and experienced birders for a morning walk.

Every Other Wednesday

Painting with Class, 6 p.m., Inspired Moments Event Center, 310 W. Main St. $30. All supplies included.

For more information and to confirm event information, visit each event page online or call the organizer.

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