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Community Calendar: Veterans Day Parade is coming up

A Navy veteran of the Korean War, Neil Lewis, watches the Veterans Day Parade on West Montezuma Avenue in 2020. The deadline to enter is Nov. 5, and the parade is Nov. 11. An entry form is included at the end of the calendar.
Friday, Nov. 5

Montezuma County Veterans Parade application deadline, for the Nov. 11 parade, American Legion via mail or drop-off at 320 N. Harrison St., 81321, or webesolitaire@gmail.com, or FAX (970) 565-5434. Details: Mike Brunk, (970) 570-9928.

“Traditional Converges Modern“ Opening Reception, 6 p.m., ZU Gallery, 48 W Main St. Featured gallery artist Shawn Ahkeah introduces a dozen new pieces.

Friday and Saturday,
 Nov. 5, 6

Master's Voice musical group, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 100 N. Market St, Cortez. Details: 970-565-6555. https://astersvoice.com."

Saturday, Nov. 6

Ertel Funeral Home celebrates 100 years of service, 1-7 p.m., 42 N. Market St., featuring historical pieces from the funeral home’s history, including pictures, blueprints, clippings and other memorabilia. Refreshments and cake. Fireworks at 7 p.m. Details: email we@ertelcare.com.

Conservative Grounds will hold an open house from 9:00 a.m. until the food runs out, at 40 East Main St., Cortez. They will be celebrating their one-year anniversary of coffee and conversation with cake, refreshments and light finger food.

Sunday, Nov. 7

Southwest Christian Women's group, uniting Christian women, meets at 2:30 p.m., Mesa Room in the Cortez Recreation Center. Cost: $8. This event features artists, music, a speaker and appetizers. Call 970-560-0534.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society Zoom presentation, 7 p.m. Stephen H. Lekson will present “Casas Grandes: Escaping Pueblo Space.” He will present his perspective on Paquimé, the 14th-15th century capital of the Casas Grandes region in northern Chihuahua. Click on the Join Zoom Meeting link at sjbas.org.

Thursday, Nov. 11

Montezuma County Veterans parade, with lineup beginning at noon, Montezuma Avenue and North Elm Street (County Annex). Parade begins 1 p.m. travels east on West Montezuma Avenue from North Elm Street to North Harrison Street.

Republican Women of Montezuma County monthly meeting, noon, Baymont Inn. Two medical professionals will discuss their experiences with the COVID vaccine mandates. Come early to chat. Lunch for $10. RSVP to Emiko South 970-565-4250.

Friday, Nov. 12

Kokoon on a Hill by Elise M Schuster Book Launch, 6 p.m., First National Bank, 2258 E Main St. Pizza will be provided.

Sunday, Nov. 21

“Celebrate“ a pop-up exhibition, 4 p.m., ZU Gallery Makerspace, 48 W Main St. Artists can bring display ready artwork in the ”celebrate“ theme to the gallery between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Details: https://zugallery.com/class/celebrate-popup/

Thursday, Nov. 25

For Pet’s’ Sake Humane Society’s annual Cortez Turkey Trot, a 1-mile fun run and walk for pets and their best friends on Thanksgiving Day. At Parque de Vida, with registration at 9:30 and the race at 10 a.m. A $25 registration, free T-shirt. Prizes for best costume, first place and most unique animal. Benefits For Pets’ Sake. Details: 970-565-7387.

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.

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.

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.

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 Friday,
 through 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, Nov. 3

League of Women Voters of Montezuma County meeting, 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Program: “The LOR Foundation: What is it? What does it do? Why does it matter for our community?“ Presenter: Nicci Crowley, LOR Foundation’s community program officer for Cortez. Open to the public. Details: kuhl@frontier.net

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.

Saturday, Nov. 27

Centenary Commemoration of the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahὰ, to commemorate the centenary of His passing, 10 am, at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. The film “Examplar,” a portrait of ‘Abdu’l-Bahὰ, will be shown. Please wear masks. Details: Phone or text 970-560-0677 or 970-739-9654.


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.

Every Other Wednesday

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

Wednesday, Nov. 10

San Juan County Mental Wellness Resource Center First Anniversay Celebration, 4:00 p.m., 814 W Maple St. Refreshments provided.

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.

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