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Cortez Community Calendar

The annual Cortez Rendezvous Balloon rally is scheduled for Aug. 6-8 at Parque de Vida. (File photo)
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 6-8

Back Country Horsemen of Colorado State Rendezvous, 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday morning, near Mancos. $80 adults, $40 children. Rides, silent auction, entertainment and classes. Space is limited. Details: frbch.org/colorado-state-rendezvous.

Cortez annual Balloon Rally, Parque de Vida. Ballons launch from Parque de Vida. Details: (505) 977-2679.

Tuesday. Aug. 10

Montezuma County legal clinic, 2-5 p.m., by phone. Free. Volunteer attorneys will call each clinic patron's telephone directly for a free one-on-one discussion of civil legal issues. Space is limited. Details: Call Mancos Library at 394-0273 to sign-up.

Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meeting, 6:30 p.m. happy hour, 7 p.m. meeting, First National Bank, 2258 E. Maini St. Details: www.mesaverdehorsemen.com.

Friday, Aug. 13

Mancos School District dedication and ribbon cutting, 5:30 p.m. Masonic cornerstone ceremony, 6 p.m. ribbon cutting, Performance Center, 355 Grand Ave. Free. Celebrate the completion of BEST grant campus renovations and tour the facilities. Details: 533-7748.

Saturday, Aug. 14

League of Women Voters of Montezuma County meeting, 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railrod Avenue. Montezuma County Commissioners will discuss current and future county issues. Q&A to follow. Open to the public. Details: Eleanor Kuhl at ekuhl@frontier.net.

Thursday, Aug. 19

The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen monthly meeting, 7 p.m.,Florida Grange, 656 Highway 172. Jolene Galloway of Branded Star Therapies will demonstrate Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy on a horse. This is non-invasive, pain-free, and reduces inflammation, pain and stress in the body with low-level magnetic therapy. Details: www.4cbch.org.

Friday, Aug. 13

Cortez Retail Enhancement Association and the city of Cortez’s “Date Meets Zip Day” celebration, all day, throughout Cortez. Celebrate the day when the date and zip code of a U.S. Post Office location matches with various businesses and organizations offering special sales, discounts and giveaways. Details: www.facebook.com/events/4573476992697672.

Friday, Aug. 20

San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference fiction-writing contest submission deadline. Theme is mining and reclamation. Entry is free. Story length is 1,500-4,000 words. Details: www.mountainstudies.org/sjmrc or Alex Handloff at coordinator@headwatersalliance.org.

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 20-21

Ute Mountain Casino Hotel Pow-Wow, 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Saturday Grand Entry, Ute Mountain Casino Hotel, 3 Weeminuche Drive, Towaoc. Free. Hosted by Hal Eagle Tail, featuring dance and drum competitions as well as competitive Handgame with various cash prizes ranging from $10,000 to $23,600. Food vendors will be onsite. Details: www.utemountaincasino.com or 739-0737.

Thursday, Aug. 26

Four Corners Lecture Series: Preserving and exhibiting southwestern jewelry from Mary Colter with Tara Travis, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

Saturday, Aug. 28

Four Corners Lecture Series: Exploring Utah’s Bears Ears and Cedar Mesa, 2 p.m., CANM theater room if conditions allow or virtual. Free. Details: www.swcocanyons.org.

Fall Colorfest Arts and Crafts Show, City Park on Main Street. Arts and crafts, food, Indian jewelry, music and kids games. Details: 565-1151.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

Four Corners Lecture Series: Reconstructing the Pueblo Bonito Mounds, with Wirt Wills, 7 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.sjbas.org.

Thursday, Sept. 9

Four Corners Lecture Series: Ancient ornithology and continuity of the Four Corners, with Chuck LaRue, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 11-12

Friends of Recreation for a Healthy Community and the Cortez City Recreation Center second annual pickleball tournament, 8 a.m. each day, Cortez Recreation Center, 425 Roger Smith Ave. $25 doubles, additional $10 for mixed and single events. Proceeds support low-income scholarships. Register by noon Sept. 8. Registration: www.onwardfoundation.org. Details: Debi Berger at 739-1135 or bergerpt51@gmail.com.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Four Corners Lecture Series: Ancestral Puebloan fishing strategies in New Mexico’s middle Rio Grande, with Jonathan Dombrowsky, 4 p.m., CANM theater room if conditions allow or virtual. Free. Details: www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/colorado/canyons-of-the-ancients.

Thursday, Oct. 7

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 6-8

Letterpress basics and beyond class, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mancos Common Press, 130 Grand Ave. $600. An in-depth, hands-on class exploring letterpress typesetting and printing fundamentals and innovations. No experience necessary. Open to ages 16 and older. Details: www.mancoscommonpress.org/letterpress-basics-beyond.

Sunday, Aug. 8

CSPERA Retirees chuckwagon dinner, 3 p.m., home of Eldon and Linda Simmons, 39036 U.S. Highway 160. The public, especially those ready to retire, are invited. Look for the sign on the highway 2 miles west of Mancos on the south side of highway. Details and RSVP: Tom Hayden at 882-4808.

Saturday, Aug. 21

Mancos Valley Lions spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 5:30 p.m., Mancos Community Center. Adults $15, children $5. Details: For tickets or silent auction donations, call Pam at 533-9198 or Val at 533-7874.


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.

Saturday, Aug. 7

ARTrageous performance, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $6 children. Details: www.fmtn.org/shows or (505) 599-1148.

Thursdays, June 3-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.

Saturday, Aug. 7

Summer Arts & Crafts Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Buckley Park. Local artists with hand/homemade arts, crafts and foods, including jewelry, woodworks, kitchen and home decor, clothing, candles, puppets, sun catchers and more. Details: missmargiesfestivals@gmail.com.

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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