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Community Calendar: What’s happening in the Cortez area

Farmington fireworks display is at 9:25 p.m., Sunday and will be set off from Sullivan Hill. For a full list of Freedom Days events, visit farmingtonnm.org/events/freedom-days.
Friday, July 1

First Friday Featured Artist Opening: Tim O’Brien, 7 p.m., ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St.

Saturday, July 2

Listening Room with Hurricane Jake, 6 p.m., ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St.

Friday, July 8

James and Ernie, 7-8 p.m., Turquoise Raven Art Gallery, 104 E. Main St. Tickets range from $15-20 and can be bought in advance at bit.ly/onwardfoundation or at the gallery.

Saturday, July 9

Listening Room with Yves, Linda and Corey, 6 p.m., ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St.

Wednesday, July 13

Make a Seahorse Workshop, 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-7, 2 p.m. for ages 8-12, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Each class is limited to 15 kids. To register, call 565-8117 or visit the library.

Thursday, July 14

Sun-Dappled: Music in the Mountains Classical Chamber Concert, 7 p.m., Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St. For more information, visit https://musicinthemountains.com/events/sun-dappled-classical-chamber-concert/.

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

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.

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.

Weekdays, through July 4

Coca-Cola Collection, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St.

Saturday, July 9

League of Women Voters Meeting, 10 a.m., Dolores Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Gail Binkley, Four Corners Free Press publisher, will speak.


Ukulele 2 Class, 6-7 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. For players with some prior knowledge. Must commit to all classes. BYO ukulele. Register: 882-4127.


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.

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, June 30

Mancos Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Boyle Park, 150 E. Park St.

Saturday, July 2

iAM Music, 10-11:45 a.m., Alpacka Raft, 192 S. Main St.

Thursday, July 7

Brass Ensemble, 11 a.m., Boyle Park, 150 Grand Ave.

Tuesday, July 12

Montezuma County Free Legal Clinic, 2-5 p.m., Mancos Library, 211 W. First Street. Call 533-7600 to reserve a spot.


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.

Saturday, July 9

Battle at The Border Disc Golf Tournament, all day, Tico Time Resort, 20 Road 2050.

Saturday, July 16

American Indian Cultural Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aztec Ruins National Monument, 725 Ruins Road.

Thursday, June 30

Downtown Makers Market, 4:30-8 p.m., Orchard Road and Main Street.

Friday, July 1

Where are the Totally Ninja Racoons?, all day, Amy’s Bookcase and other participating locations, 2350 San Juan Blvd.

Art Walk, 2-9 p.m., Orchard Park, 105 N. Orchard Road.

San Juan College Outdoor Movie Night, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Graduation Plaza, 4601 College Blvd.

Saturday, July 2

Farmington Grower’s Market, 8-9 a.m., Farmington Museum & Visitor Center, 3041 E. Main St.

Friday-Monday July 1-4

Freedom Days, all day, multiple locations.

Saturday-Sunday, July 2-3

Jurassic Empire, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., McGee Park, 41 Road 5568.

Pirates of Penzance, 8-10:30 p.m., Lions Wilderness Amphitheater, 5800 College Blvd.

Friday, July 8

Music by the Pond, 5:30-8:30 p.m., San Juan Country Club, 5775 Country Club Drive.

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.


Downtown Makers Market, 3-8 p.m., 101 N. Orchard Ave.

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