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Cortez Community Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 3

Fall festival,1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the playground, 540 W. Fourth St. Food, booths, fellowship games, crafts, bake sale. Sponsored by Tickets: $1.Cortez Christian School. Details: cacs.hands@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Joyce Rankin, State Board of Education for the 3rd Congressional District, will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Montezuma County Commissioners’ room (upstairs) at 109 W. Main St., Cortez. Joyce will be speaking on the Read Act SB 19-199 about reading, math and everything else. Come see what we can do to improve our children’s education. For info: boardmemberrankin@gmail.com .

Thursday, Oct. 7

Four Corners Lecture Series: The Wallace Great House assemblage, with Michelle Turner, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

Saturday, Oct. 9

The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County meets, 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library, to explore the role of KSJD and the Sunflower Theater. Participants include Executive Director Wynn Jones and News Director Lucas Brady Woods. In-person and on Zoom, via the league’s Facebook page.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Silent auction of fine art, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Preview items by appointment starting Oct. 3. Details: (970) 565-7865 or office@stbarnabascortez.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Four Corners Lecture Series: Before Yellowstone, with Douglas MacDonald, 7 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.sjbas.org.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Four Corners Lecture Series: Indigenous subsistence on the Colorado Plateau, with Lisbeth Louderback and Bruce Pavlik, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

Thursday Oct 14

Republican Women of Montezuma County, monthly meeting, noon, Baymont Inn. Come early to mingle. Get an update on Election Integrity in Colorado, meet Montezuma-Cortez school board candidates. Lunch provided for $10. RSVP to Emiko South, (970) 565-4280.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Four Corners Lecture Series: Preliminary results of the drone-based sensing project of Chaco-era road, with Jonathan Till and Kenny Wintch, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.friendsofcedarmesa.org.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Four Corners Lecture Series: Hopi history at the Homol’ovi settlement cluster, with Chuck Adams, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

Friday, Oct. 2

Legal Resource Day, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Montezuma Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St. Suite 100. Learn about protection orders, eviction, trusts, wills, consumer debt, guardianship, Renew, Piñon Project, Colorado Legal Services. Free. Details: 970-565-1111.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Four Corners Lecture Series: The Maize Database Project with Mark Varien, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

Four Corners Lecture Series: Paquime, 7 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.sjbas.org.

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.

Third Monday

High Desert Vegetarians and Vegans community pot-luck, 6 p.m., Cortez Methodist Church, 515 N. Park Ave. Bring a vegetable dish and conversation to share. All are welcome. Learn more about a vegetarian diet. Details: Jim 903-0944.

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.

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.

Every Friday, May-October

Gardening classes, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Center Food Pantry, 30 N. Beech St., Unit C. Free. Three programs: gardening for adults, gardening for teens and indigenous foods. Participants do not needs to attend all classes. Details and registration: www.goodsamscortez.org/garden.

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, Oct. 2

Dolores Harvest Festival and car show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Joe Rowell Park. Fifth vendors, music, food, drink. The Bluegrass Heelers will play from 11 a.m to 1 p.m., Flashback will perform from 1:30-3:30 p.m., and High Country Krunk, will take the stage from 4-6 p.m.

Fridays through September

Friday Food & Fun: Drive-In Movie Night, 7:45 p.m., Joe Rowell Park. $5 per car suggested donation. Movies will start at dark. Parking lot opens at 6 p.m., with concessions of popcorn, boxed candy and refreshments available. Sound is delivered via radio. The station will be announced on the screen prior to movie start. Details: www.facebook.com/events/1812059579000819.

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.

Wednesdays, June 2 through October

Dolores Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Flanders Park. Local fruits, vegetables, meats, art and crafts. Live music. Details: Susan Lisak 426-9902.


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.

Thursdays, through Oct. 28

Downtown Maker’s Market, 4:30 p.m., Orchard Park. Baked goods, jams and jellies, handmade goods, art, repurposed items, antiques and vintage items.

Every Other Wednesday

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

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Four Corners Stand Down for Veterans, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. Connect with other vets and organizations that benefit vets. Services include VA benefits and enrollment, medical, vision and mental health, housing aid, hygiene supplies, haircuts, clothing, employment. Details: Greg at (970) 759-0117.

Saturdays Through October

Durango Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon through September, 9 a.m.-noon October, TBK Bank parking lot, 259 W. Ninth Street.

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

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