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Community Calendar: What’s happening in the Cortez area

Sunday, June 17: Burro Fest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. downtown Mancos. Featured attractions include a burro photo exhibit, a burro kissing booth, children’s activities, adoptable burros, a beer garden and local band Monkberries. Details: mancoscreativedistrict.com.
Thursday, June 8 – Sunday June 11

Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo, Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 U.S. Highway 160. Professional riders, Frazier Shows Carnival Rides, children's Stick Horse Races, UMR swag and vendors, fair food, Blondie’s Bar Tent and the Nightly After Party. Details: prorodeo.com. Tickets: utemountainroundup.org.

Saturday, June 10

Celebrate America 250 Open House, 12:30-4 p.m., Montezuma Heritage Museum, 35 S. Chestnut St. The Sleeping Ute Mountain DAR Chapter and the Four Corners Chapter of the Women Veterans of America will hold an open house. The event is part of Celebrate America 250.

Grace’s Kitchen 25th Anniversary Celebration, 4-6 p.m., Montezuma Park, corner of Market Street and Montezuma Avenue. Free with Navajo tacos, music and community to celebrate and support the work of Grace’s Kitchen. Details: office@stbarnabascortez.org or 565-7865.

Mangiare in Mancos, 5:30 p.m., Deer Hill Expeditions, 7850 County Road 41. Mancos Valley Lions Club presents an Italian Feast. Spaghetti dinner, silent auction and live auction. $25 for adults, 5$ for children. For tickets, call Val, 533-7874.

Sunday, June 11

Concert in the Park, 2-3 p.m. Montezuma Park, 3 W. Montezuma Ave. Free and open to the public. Attendees will provide lawn chairs. More info on Facebook: @4CCBand.

Wednesday, June 14

Acoustic Jam, 4-6 p.m., Colorado Welcome Visitor Center, 928 E. Main St. All instruments and ages welcome. Free event outside in the shade.

Thursday, June 15

ART of the After Party with DJ P.A., 8-10 p.m., ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St. Photo booth with free 5x7 and dance music. Details: zugallery.com.

Saturday, June 17

Honor June Head, 2-3 p.m., Montezuma Heritage Museum, 35 S. Chestnut St. Donations are encouraged. Come to the dedication of the research library. Details: director@montezumamuseum.org.

Tuesday, June 20

Cortez Library Summer Reading, 4 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Summer reading program will have free snacks and swag. The program runs through Monday, July 31. Details: hroe@cortezco.gov.

Curt Melliger “Where The Weeds Grow,” 4-6 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Come for snacks, swag & stamp on your passport. Melliger will present. Details: hroe@cortezco.gov.

Thursday, June 22

Ken Waldman: Fiddle, Storytelling and Poetry, 6 p.m., Turquoise Raven Art Gallery, 104 E. Main St. Admission: $5. Kids 12 and under are free.

Saturday, June 24

The Whistles Whine, 2-3 p.m., Montezuma Heritage Museum, 35 S. Chestnut. Donations are encouraged. Joanne Smith will describe living in the Rico train depot in the late 1940s.

Tuesday, July 16

Second annual MonteZUma Mutts Calendar, open call, 9 a.m.-noon, ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St. Dogs must be on leashes. Owners must live in Montezuma County. Free 5x7 print. zugallery.com.

Saturday through Tuesday, July 1-4

The Koppenhafer Family Reunion. Activities over the weekend and lunch on Tuesday, July 4. Details: 623-5054.

Second Tuesday

Diabetes Support Group meets, 3-4:30 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital in the Kiva Room, 1311 N. Mildred Road. Details: 564-2275.

Third Tuesday

Click Clique Photography Club, 6 p.m., ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St. Free and open to the public. Details: zugallery.com.

First and Third Tuesday

Trivia Tuesday, 6:30-7:45 p.m., WildEdge Brewery, 111 N. Market St. bit.ly/3GE6Khm.

Third Thursday

In-person dementia support group, Beehive Homes at the Cortez Homestead, 694 Cottonwood St. Details: (970) 529-2050.

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 (970) 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: 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.

Mahjong, 1-4 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. American and/or Hong Kong. The public is welcome.

Every Tuesday

Southwest Art League, 10 a.m., Annex Building, Senior Center, 107 N. Chestnut St. 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 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.

Indigenous Wellbriety Talking Circles, 6-7 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., Cortez. Wellbriety Peer Recovery meeting. No meeting June 14. All are welcome. Meetings are in person. Refreshments. Details: 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., www.cortezlibrary.com.

Montelores Catholic Community LIFT Religious Education classes, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Church Center, 20 S. Market St. Preschool through Grade 8. Love and praise Jesus, learn the Catholic tradition, grow in prayer and service. Details: 565-7308, ext. 102.

Every Thursday

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. Details: 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.

Every Friday

Mother Goose on the Loose, 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: 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.

Wednesday, June 7

State Historic Preservation Office Workshop, 2 p.m., Dolores Town Hall, 420 Central Ave. State Historical Fund, State Rehabilitation Tax Credit program and the National/State Register program will be presenting and available to discuss projects.

Saturday, June 10

League of Women Voters discuss The Bridge, 10:15 a.m., Dolores Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Executive Director Theresa Wilson will discuss the emergency shelter, transitional housing and other services provided by the organization.

Saturday, June 17

Heritage Apple Tree Sale & Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 13751 Road 29. Apple trees are $60-$100, MORP members receive discounts. Help MORP keep Colorado orchard country by growing heritage apple trees. Details: montezumaorchard.org.

First Tuesday

BookCraft, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For kids grades K-2. Ms. Megan reads a book. Activity related to the story follows. Details: 882-4127.

Dolores Mountain Quilt Guild, 10 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Drive. Socialize at 9:30 a.m. Details: Jan Mussler at 565-9122.

Second Tuesday

Fantasy Fans, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For kids grades 3-5. For lovers of Harry Potter, Rick Riordan or any fantasy book. Details: 882-4127.

Third Tuesday

Graphic Novel Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. For grades 6-8. Discuss graphic novels and practice drawing panels. Free. Details: 882-4127.

Fourth Tuesday

Anime Day, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. Ages 13-17. Watch and discuss anime videos. Guardian-signed permission slip required. Details: 882-4127.

Every other Friday

STEAM Space, 1-2 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. Grades K-5. Join us for a STEAM or MakerSpace activity. Details: 882-4127.

Lego Lab, 1-2 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. Kids K-5. Create something inspired by the day’s theme or free build. Details: 882-4127.


Qi Gong with Kristina Umberger, 10-11 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Register: 882-4127.


Story time, 10:30 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave.

Community Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave.


Spanish Conversation Hour with Senor Carlos, 10-11:30 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave.

Mahjong Hong Kong Simplified Style, 2-4 p.m., Dolores Public Library 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. All levels.

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.

Saturday, June 17

Revival of Historic Jewelry Demonstration, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kilgore American Indian Art, 100 W. Grand Ave. Navajo silversmith Zeke Argeanas will be demonstrating the traditional revival of historic jewelry making. Burro Fest, music & Navajo fry bread.

Burro Fest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown Mancos. Featured attractions include a burro photo exhibit, a burro kissing booth, children’s activities, adoptable burros, a beer garden and local band Monkberries. Details: mancoscreativedistrict.com.

Wednesday, June 24

Nordfest, 8 p.m., Mancos Brewing, 484 U.S. Highway 160 E. Frontage Road. $20 suggested donation. The music of Lawn Chair Kings, Farmington Hill and Erik Nordstrom performed by local bands.

June 30 – July 1

iAM MUSIC Fest, Fenceline Cider, 141 S. Main St. The festival will showcase over 13 incredible bands performing across two stages, providing an eclectic mix of musical genres to captivate audiences of all tastes. Tickets and details: iammusicfest.us


Ballroom Dance Lessons, 3-8 p.m., Mancos Community Center, 130 W. Grand Ave.


Brown’s Good Eats, Greek Gyros, Boyle Park, 150 Grand Ave.

Teen Lounge, 4-5:30 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St.

Every Second Tuesday

Montezuma County free legal clinic, 2-5 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Sign up at 533-7600.

Saturday, July 1 – Sunday, July 2

Poppy Drive, 9 a.m. Albertsons, 4909 E. Main St., and Walgreens, 701 E. 20th St. Poppy drive to earn donations for the American Legion. Details: americanlegion-farmington-nm.org.

Friday, July 7

Veterans Breakfast, 9 p.m. Pancake Alley, 525 E. Broadway Ave. Veterans Collaborative monthly breakfast, all veterans are welcome. Details: americanlegion-farmington-nm.org.

Saturday, July 8

American Legion Monthly Meeting, 9 a.m. Tykson Scout Hut, 911 N. Dustin Ave. The monthly meeting of the Farmington American Legion Post 93. Details: americanlegion-farmington-nm.org.


Toddler Playdate, 10 a.m.-noon, E3 Children’s Museum, 302 N. Orchard Ave.

Brown Bag Birding, 12-1 p.m., Animas Park off Browning Parkway.

Trivia at Traegers, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Traegers Bar, 5170 College Blvd.


Growers Market, 4-6 p.m., Farmington Museum and Visitor Center, 3041 E. Main St.


Downtown Makers Market, 3-8 p.m., 101 N. Orchard Ave. Details: Visit each event page online or call the organizer.

Thailand Mission Auction and Dinner, 3-7 p.m., 1111 S. Miller Ave. Free silent/live auctions and dinner. American and Asian items for a donation. Day3C.com.

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