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Community Calendar: Holiday events, lectures and more

The Four Corners Board of Realtors 32nd annual Parade of Lights starts at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4.
Through Monday, Dec. 5

Community Connections’ Festival of Trees and Wreathes, Main Street. Tour a winter wonderland, vote for your favorites and bid in the auction.

Thursday, Dec. 2

Raising Readers Storytime - It’s in the Stars: Native American Stories, 10:30 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N Park St.

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3, 4

Lewis Grange Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 20659 Road W, just off US Highway 491. Arts and crafts, baked goods, and food. Booth rental costs $10. For more information call 739-6622 or 739-0404.

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.

Thursday, Dec. 9

Raising Readers Storytime: Hanukkah, 10:30 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N Park St.

Saturday, Dec. 11

Cultural tour of Cuba, by Cortez resident Denis Boom, 10 a.m., on Zoom, sponsored by “The Thomas Jefferson Hour” with Clay Jenkinson. Join the meeting of the League of Women Voters of Montezuma County for a report on the country, its history and people. Find the link on the League’s Facebook page and website. Details: Eleanor at ekuhl@frontier.net.

Thursday, Dec. 16

Raising Readers Storytime: Kwanzaa, 10:30 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N Park St.

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 Piñon 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, Dec. 2

Summiting Expectations: Everest 2022 and Other Adventures with Phil Henderson, 5:30-7 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Mountaineer Phil Henderson will give a lecture on his team's upcoming expedition to Mt. Everest.

Friday, Dec. 3

Holiday Arts Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dolores River Brewery, 100 S Fourth St. Unique handmade gifts from local artisans. Details: laustinthemoment@gmail.com faeriemom13@gmail.com.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Linocut Blockprinting Workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Learn linocut printmaking and design your own holiday cards and wrapping paper.

Thursday, Dec. 9

Grief and the Holidays with Judy Austin, 6-7 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Grief specialist Judy Austin will speak on managing grief during the holiday season.

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Santa Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Register for a slot to visit with Santa by calling 882-4127, emailing cheyenne@doloreslibrary.org, or visiting doloreslibrary.org.


Baby Group, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Casual drop-in baby group for new parents and infants.


Community Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 27
Tuesday, Dec. 14

Montezuma County Free Legal Clinic, 2-5 p.m., Mancos Library, 211 W 1st St.


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 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.

List your event on The Journal’s calendar

Event listings are updated daily on www.the-journal.com and in the printed editions of The Journal every Wednesday.

The deadline for listings is 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Event listings are limited in length. You will not be able to list your event in this form if you exceed this limit or fail to complete the form below. Listings also may be submitted by email to news@the-journal.com, but must contain the information listed on the form below, and in the same order.

Listings are published at the prerogative of the calendar editor and may be edited for punctuation, clarity and length and to eliminate tasteless material. The Journal bears no responsibility for inaccurate entries.