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Community Calendar: What’s happening in the Cortez area

The 2022 Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights is Dec. 3. The deadline to enter is Dec. 1. For details, call (970) 799-4459 or email terrymc@move2swcolo.com. (Jim Mimiaga/The Journal)
Saturday, Nov. 19

Candy cane Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 Dolores highway. Free admission. Gifts, decorations, ornaments, kettle corn and more. Open to the public. Giveaways. Details: Lynn Gann, (661) 619-9192.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Deadline to enter Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights, 5 p.m. Deliver entry forms to the Re/Max office at 1624 E. Main St. or email to terrymc@move2swcolo.com.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights, 6 p.m., from Main and Maple streets to Main and Park streets. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m., Dec. 1. Details, Terry McCabe, (970) 799-4459 or terrymc@move2swcolo.com.

Catholic Daughters Christmas Craft Fair, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Church Hall, 28 E. Montezuma Ave., at Market Street and Montezuma Avenue. Breakfast at 8 a.m.-10 a.m. with cinnamon rolls and coffee or juice, lunch at 11a.m.-2 p.m. with Navajo tacos. Many craft vendors, Christmas items, silent auction, raffle and Santa Claus arrives at 11 a.m. Details:

Sunday, Dec. 4

Ninth annual Messiah Sing-In, 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26525 County Road M. Suggested arrival time for chorus: 6:30 PM. Bring music if possible; scores will be available to borrow. All are welcome. Details: (970) 564-9458.

Advent Lessons & Carols, 4 p.m., St. Barnabas of the Valley Episcopal Church, 110 W. North St. During the service, scriptural readings will be interspersed with choral presentations and hymns, accompanied by organ, piano, and violin. Details: office@stbarnabascortez.org.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Ugly Sweater Party, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., WildEdge Brewing, 111 N. Market St. Free. Make friends, find volunteer opportunities or see if you have the ugliest sweater! Details: MLNDeputyDirector@gmail.com. RSVP at https://forms.gle/GyqT4Dp2FQxNYgpW6.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Christmas Concert featuring the Community Band, First Baptist Church, 7 p.m., 100 N. Market St. Details: 970-565-6555.

Second Tuesday

The Diabetes Support Group meets, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Details: (970) 564-2275.

Third Thursday

In-person dementia support group, BeeHive Homes at the Cortez Homestead, 694 Cottonwood St. Meet outdoors for safety, social distancing. Bring a chair and sack lunch. Details: (970) 529-2050.

Every other Tuesday

Chess Club, 5-7 p.m., 104 E. Main St. Details: 529-3597 or email turquoiseravenart@gmail.com.

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

Makers on Market, 4-8 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Handmade arts and crafts from local makers, craft beverages from the UpLIFT Apprenticeship Program, food and entertainment. Details for vendors and visitors: email becky@cortezculturalcenter.org.

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 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 friends, laugh and exercise. No partner needed. Details: Duane Randol at 560-2137, Patty Randol at 560-4709 or duaneandpatty.randol@gmail.com.

A 13-week Grief Share counseling group, 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the First Baptist Church in Cortez, 100 N. Market St., beginning June 6. Workbook is $25. Info: 970-739-0452

Every Tuesday

Southwest Art League, 10 a.m., Annex Building, Senior Center, 107 N. Chestnut St. The league is a group of local artists who get together to paint, share ideas, give demos and give unsolicited advice. All welcome. Details: (720) 448-0418.

Bridge, 1:30-4 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Washington St. Beginners, veteran players and experts. Coffee and snacks provided 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.

How-to Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St. Learn how to do something cool, weird and/or practical. The wine bar will be open.

Indigenous Wellbriety Talking Circles, 6 to 7 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., Cortez. Wellbriety Peer Recovery meeting. No meeting on June 14. All are welcome. Meetings are in person. Refreshments provided. Details: (970) 564-3723, imo.succo@swcahec.org or swcahec.org/indigenous-peer-recovery.

Every Wednesday

Computer and Technology Help, 3:30-5 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. http://www.cortezlibrary.com/.

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

Every Thursday

Youth Leadership Council, 6-8:30 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Open to Montezuma County high school students.

55+ Senior Dance Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Montezuma County Senior Center, 107 N. Chestnut St. For more information, call 560-2137.

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.

Weekly Board Game Night, 7-9 p.m., ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St.

Every Friday

Mother Goose on the Loose program, 10 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., beginning June 3. Program seeks to engage infants to 3-year-olds and foster early literacy and learning skills. Details: 970-565-8117.

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.

Alphabet Art, 2:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Storytime to help preschoolers identify the letters of the alphabet.

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

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.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Friends of the Dolores Library Holiday Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Proceeds support library projects and programming. Details: (970) 882-4127.

First Tuesday

BookCraft, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For kids grades K-2nd. Listen to Ms. Megan read a book, followed by an activity related to the story. Details: 882-4127.

Second Tuesday

Fantasy Fans, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For kids grades 3-5. For lovers of Harry Potter, Rick Riordan or any fantasy book. Details: 882-4127.

Third Tuesday

Graphic Novel Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For kids grades 6-8. Discuss graphic novels you’ve read and practice drawing your own panels. Details: 882-4127.

Fourth Tuesday

Animé Day, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For ages 13-17. Watch and discuss animé videos. Does require a guardian signed permission slip available at the library. Details: 882-4127.

Every other Friday

STEAM Space, 1-2 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For kids K-5th. Join us for a STEAM or MakerSpace activity. Details: 882-4127.

Every other Friday

LEGO Lab, 1-2 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For kids K-5th. Create something inspired by the day’s theme or free build. Details: 882-4127.


Qi Gong with Kristina Umberger, 10-11 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Call 882-4127 to register.


Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave.

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


Spanish Conversation Hour with Senor Carlos, 10-11:30 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave.

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 RSVP: Suzanne, (404) 374-6558 or sdbfield@aol.com; doloresmountainquilters.org.

Second Thursday

Book Club, 10-11 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 882-4127.

Third Saturday

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

Thursday, Dec. 8

Mancos Valley Chorus’s first concert since the onset of COVID-19, 7 p.m. at the Mancos Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave. Reception and Refreshments following. Details: 533-1211.


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


Brown’s Good Eats: Greek Gyros, Fenceline Cider, 141 S. Main St.

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

Every Other Sunday

Open Mic Night, 5-8 p.m., Fenceline Cider, 141 S. Main St.

Every Other Wednesday

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

Every Other Friday

Kelly’s Kitchen, Fenceline Cider, 141 S. Main St.

Every Second Tuesday

Montezuma County Free Legal Clinic, 2-5 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Call 533-7600 to sign up.


Toddler Playdate, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., E3 Children’s Museum, 302 N. Orchard Ave.

Brown Bag Birding, 12-1 p.m., Animas Park off Browning Parkway.

Trivia at Traegers, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Traegers Bar, 5170 College Blvd.


Growers Market, 4-6 p.m., Farmington Museum and Visitor Center, 3041 E. Main St.


Downtown Makers Market, 3-8 p.m., 101 N. Orchard Ave. For more information and to confirm event information, visit each event page online or call the organizer.

Thailand Mission Auction and Dinner, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., 1111 S. Miller Ave. Free, Silent/Live auctions and dinner! Special items! American and Asian at the cost of a donation! Come and join us for a good cause! Day3C.com.