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In this Sept. 17, 2019 photo, Colorado historian, author and researcher Fred Blackburn stands outside the West Ruin at Aztec Ruins National Monument. Blackburn plans a talk on Zoom about the ruins on April 14 at 7 p.m. Details: <a href="http://www.sjbas.org/">www.sjbas.org</a>

Cortez

Wednesday, April 14

Cortez

Presentation on “The last of the Old West: A cautionary tale” with author Vince Lee, 6-7 p.m., on Cortez library’s Zoom. Special moderator bestselling author Chuck Greaves. Register by noon April 14. Details: 565-8117.

Four Corners Lecture Series: Methodology and documentation of historic names at Aztec Ruins with Fred Blackburn, 7 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.sjbas.org.

San Juan Basin Archaeological Society talk “Methodology and Documentation of Historic Names at Aztec Ruins” with Fred Blackburn, 7 p.m., Zoom. Details: www.sjbas.org

Thursday, April 15

Four Corners Lecture Series: Basket weaving in the Mesa Verde Tradition with Ed Jolie, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

Saturday, April 17

Spring Fling bake sale, adoptions and drawings, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Denkai Thrift Store, 209 W. Main St. Bake sale good donated by Silver Bean, 50% off thrift items, silent auction and drawings. Details: www.denkaisanctuary.org.

Sunday, April 18

Cortez Adventist Christian School’s International Food Fair, 1-3 p.m. Cortez Adventist Christian School, 540 W. Fourth Street. Students and families will provide a tasting menu and information from a country/culture they have chosen. Tasting menu tickets $1. One ticket buys one sample.

Thursday, April 22

Earth Day presentation on seeds with M.A. Rogers, 6 p.m., Zoom with Cortez Public Library. Rogers will discuss seeds, permaculture and nature’s way. Preregistration is required by noon April 22. Details: 565-8117.

Wednesday, May 19

Four Corners Lecture Series: Paleontology of Bears Ears National Monument with Rob Gay, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.friendsofcedarmesa.org.

Four Corners Lecture Series: The fish of Yellowjacket Creek, 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, May 20

Four Corners Lecture Series: How connected was the Chaco world? with Barbara J. Mills, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

Friday, May 21

Four Corners Lecture Series: Yupkoyvi, the place beyond the horizon, with Larry Ruiz and David Valentine, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.swcocanyons.org.

Saturday, June 5

Opening day of Cortez Farmers Market. More details to be announced.

Wednesday, June 9

Four Corners Lecture Series: Federico: one man’s journey from Tututepec to L.A. with Shelby Tisdale, 7 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.sjbas.org.

Thursday, June 10

Four Corners Lecture Series: Perishable artifacts in the BLM’s Cerberus collection, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

Four Corners Lecture Series: Star stories: Mes Verde’s dark skies with Spencer Burke, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

Saturday, June 26

Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen annual poker ride, more details TBA.

Thursday, July 8

Four Corners Lecture Series: The archaeology of Road Canyon, Utah with Ryan Spittler, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

Wednesday, July 14

Four Corners Lecture Series: Diné survivance and the Old Luepp Boarding School with Davina Two Bears, 7 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.sjbas.org.

Thursday, Aug. 19

Four Corners Lecture Series: Being ‘sheepminded:’ an ethnoarchaeological study of Navajo pastoralism and its historical trajectory, with Wade Campbell, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.

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.

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.

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.

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. Childcare 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 in the Senior Center Side. Call (720) 448-0418.

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 Friday

Game Night with Piñon Project, 6 p.m., virtual. Ages 7-17. Free. Landon, 529-3305 or lcook@pinonproject.org.

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.

Dolores

Saturday, May 15

Dolores

Dolores Chamber Banquet Wild Wild West Steampunk Edition, 6-10 p.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. $30 per person, $50 per couple, $200 for table of eight. Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year named. Details: www.visitdolores.com.

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.

Farmington

Saturday, April 29

Farmington

Book signing of “The Dreaded Cliff,” by Terry Nichols, 1 p.m., Amy’s Bookcase, 2530 San Juan Blvd.

Saturday, May 1

Farmington Historical Walk, Downtown Farmington. $15. But tickets at Artifacts Gallery or Howard’s Cleaners. Guided tour through historical downtown Farmington. Details: (505) 325-5931 or (505) 327-2907.

Every other Wednesday

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

Durango

April 14, 19, 23

Durango

Spiritual Experiences Group of Durango discussions, various times, Zoom. Free and open to the public. Details: calendar of events and Zoom links at www.Meetup.com. Find Spiritual Experiences Group of Durango, Colorado and click on the Zoom link provided on the day of each discussion.

Saturday-Sunday, April 24-25

Durango Home & Ranch Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, La Plata County Fairgrounds. Adults $5. Kids 12 and younger free. Details: www.FourCornersExpos.com.

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