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Community Calendar: What’s happening in the Cortez area

Shelli Shaw
Thursday, Sept. 22

“Political Misinformation and Democracy,” a discussion led by Fort Lewis College professor Dr. Justin P. McBrayer, at 6:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montezuma County, the Cortez Public Library and the Cortez Cultural Center. Details: ekuhl@frontier.net or (970) 565-8117.

Opening for Yin Yang equinox show, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Art incorporates the Yin Yang symbol or interpretation of the symbol. Show runs through Oct. 6 at Turquoise Raven Art Gallery, 104 E. Main St. (970) 529-3597.

Yoga Nidra celebrates equinox, 7-8 p.m., Turquoise Raven Art Gallery, 104 E. Main St. Karen Mischke leads a Yoga Nidra practice a. Register. Cost: $13. Bring a mat and blanket. Call TRAG at (970) 529-3597 to register.

Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 21-24

For Pets’ Sake Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Montezuma County Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 160. No cost. Donations accepted Sept. 20 on-site. Details: 970-565-7387, info@forpetssakehs.org, www.forpetssakehs.org.

Friday, Sept. 23

Meet-and-greet with Shelli Shaw, Republican candidate for House District 59, 5:30-8 p.m., Calvin Denton Room, 891 N Broadway. Light refreshments, trivia games and door prizes. Conversation. Shaw speaks at 6 p.m. Detail: (940) 839-8857.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Free yard sale, 9 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church, at 100 N. Market St. Everything is free.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Montezuma-Cortez High School Alumni Picnic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Centennial Park on Mildred Road. Free. Sponsored by the Class of 1957. Details: (530) 762-9464.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Auditions for The Messiah Sing-in, vocal solos and ensembles, 6 to 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in either the choir room or the sanctuary, 515 N. Park St., Cortez. The Messiah Sing-in will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Details: Patricia Faulkner at 970-570-9680.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Art in the Garden, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Cliffrose Garden Center, 27885 U.S. Highway 160. Free. Cliffrose hosts artists Susan Reed and Leigh Waggoner in the gardens. Details: leighfwaggoner@gmail.com.

Baby T Children’s Boutique, grand opening, and ribbon-cutting, 5:30 p.m. 44 E. Main St. Champagne toast to honor the evening.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Montezuma Heritage Museum Opening, 2 p.m., 35 S. Chestnut St. Free ribbon-cutting ceremony, museum exhibits and shop, refreshments, music and historic characters. Details: visit www.montezumamuseum.org, email office@montezumamuseum.org or call 970-516-1100.

Friday, Oct. 28

Legal Resource Day, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Montezuma Combined Courts 865 N. Park St. Free. Classes on protection orders, consumer debt, tenants rights, estates, trusts, wills, conservator/guardianship reports. Details: Amy Harris, 970-565-1328, amelia.harris@judicial.state.co.us, https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Local_Resources.cfm?District_ID=22.

Second Tuesday

The Diabetes Support Group meets from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital, Cortez. Details: 970-564-2275

Third Thursday

In-person dementia support group, beginning 6 p.m. May 18 at 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.

Friday, Sept. 30

Book Talk with Susan Carpenter Noble, 3-4 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., Dolores. Free. She will do selected readings from her horse book series. Details: 970-882-4127.

First Tuesday, starting Oct. 4

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, starting Oct. 11

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

Third Tuesday, starting Sept. 20

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

Fourth Tuesday starting Oct. 25

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

Every other Friday, starting Sept. 23

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, starting Sept 16

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.

Saturday, Oct. 22

“Badwater” TV pilot screening, 6:30 p.m. Mancos Opera House, 136 Grand Ave., Cost: $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Preview screening of "Badwater" TV pilot, with proceeds to benefit the National Mustang Association-Colorado, https://nmaco.org/.


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.

Friday Sept. 23

The Four Corners Balloon Rally will bring three days of wonder as hot air balloons from across the nation fly over our Farmington skies. Friday night and Saturday night skies will have the additional events including the Balloon Glow! Check the Farmingtonnm.org page for locations and times.

From 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Boys & Girls Club of Farmington’s Annual BBQ fundraiser will take place. A social gathering to support the club and the amazing programs they provide to the youths of the community. Take out or dine-in options are available.

Every Other Wednesday

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


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.

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