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Community Calendar: What’s happening in the Cortez area

The 2022 Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights is Dec. 3. The deadline to enter is Dec. 1. For details, call (970) 799-4459 or email terrymc@move2swcolo.com. (Jim Mimiaga/The Journal)
Thursday, Dec. 1

Deadline to enter Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights, 5 p.m. Deliver entry forms to the Re/Max office at 1624 E. Main St. or email to terrymc@move2swcolo.com.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights, 6 p.m., from Main and Maple streets to Main and Park streets. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m., Dec. 1. Details, Terry McCabe, (970) 799-4459 or terrymc@move2swcolo.com.

Catholic Daughters Christmas Craft Fair, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Church Hall, 28 E. Montezuma Ave., at Market Street and Montezuma Avenue. Breakfast at 8 a.m.-10 a.m. with cinnamon rolls and coffee or juice, lunch at 11a.m.-2 p.m. with Navajo tacos. Many craft vendors, Christmas items, silent auction, raffle and Santa Claus arrives at 11 a.m. Details:

Sunday, Dec. 4

Ninth annual Messiah Sing-In, 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26525 County Road M. Suggested arrival time for chorus: 6:30 PM. Bring music if possible; scores will be available to borrow. All are welcome. Details: (970) 564-9458.

Advent Lessons & Carols, 4 p.m., St. Barnabas of the Valley Episcopal Church, 110 W. North St. During the service, scriptural readings will be interspersed with choral presentations and hymns, accompanied by organ, piano, and violin. Details: office@stbarnabascortez.org.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Ugly Sweater Party, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., WildEdge Brewing, 111 N. Market St. Free. Make friends, find volunteer opportunities or see if you have the ugliest sweater! Details: MLNDeputyDirector@gmail.com. RSVP at https://forms.gle/GyqT4Dp2FQxNYgpW6.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Christmas Concert featuring the Community Band, First Baptist Church, 7 p.m., 100 N. Market St. Details: 970-565-6555.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 & 18

Live Your Best Life, the second annual Last Minute Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Vendors, Christmas music, cookies, gift bags from Santa. Silent auction benefits Disabled American Veterans. Restaurant will be open. Info: 970-570-6987

Second Tuesday

The Diabetes Support Group meets, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Details: (970) 564-2275.

Third Thursday

In-person dementia support group, BeeHive Homes at the Cortez Homestead, 694 Cottonwood St. Meet outdoors for safety, social distancing. Bring a chair and sack lunch. Details: (970) 529-2050.

Every other Tuesday

Chess Club, 5-7 p.m., 104 E. Main St. Details: 529-3597 or email turquoiseravenart@gmail.com.

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 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 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: email 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.

A 13-week Grief Share counseling group, 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the First Baptist Church in Cortez, 100 N. Market St., beginning June 6. Workbook is $25. Info: 970-739-0452

Every Tuesday

Southwest Art League, 10 a.m., Annex Building, Senior Center, 107 N. Chestnut St. The league is a group of local artists who get together to 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 provided 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.

How-to Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St. Learn how to do something cool, weird and/or practical. The wine bar will be open.

Indigenous Wellbriety Talking Circles, 6 to 7 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., Cortez. Wellbriety Peer Recovery meeting. No meeting on June 14. All are welcome. Meetings are in person. Refreshments provided. Details: (970) 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. http://www.cortezlibrary.com/.

Montelores Catholic Community LIFT Religious Education classes, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Church Center, 20 S. Market St. Grades preschool through eight. 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. For more information, call 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.

Weekly Board Game Night, 7-9 p.m., ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St.

Every Friday

Mother Goose on the Loose program, 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: 970-565-8117.

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.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Friends of the Dolores Library Holiday Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Proceeds support library projects and programming. Details: (970) 882-4127.

Saturday, Dec. 10

The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County meet, 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library. The program will include honoring longtime members and planning for 2023 projects. Refreshments. All members are encouraged to attend. Details: ekuhl@frontier.net.

Saturday, Jan. 14

The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County will meet, 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library. The program will include members of both boards of the SW Memorial Hospital. Learn about the responsibilities of the boards. Cosponsored by the Adult Services Division of the Dolores Public Library. The public is invited. Details: ekuhl@frontier.net.

First Tuesday

BookCraft, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For kids grades K-2nd. Listen to Ms. Megan read a book, followed by an activity related to the story. Details: 882-4127.

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. Free. For kids grades 6-8. Discuss graphic novels you’ve read and practice drawing your own panels. Details: 882-4127.

Fourth Tuesday

Animé Day, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For ages 13-17. Watch and discuss animé videos. Does require a guardian signed permission slip available at the library. Details: 882-4127.

Every other Friday

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

Every other Friday

LEGO Lab, 1-2 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For kids K-5th. 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. Call 882-4127 to register.


Storytime, 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.

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.

Sunday, Nov. 27

Artisans of Mancos reception for 10 new artists, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured are Amy Grogan, wood block prints; Janice Reich, gourd art; Hannah Wilson, painting and prints; Rob Reiter, leather; and Neta Reiter, pine needle weaving. Main Street and Grand Avenues. All galleries are open. Details: jan@janwrightwatercolors.com.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Mancos Valley Chorus’s first concert since the onset of COVID-19, 7 p.m. at the Mancos Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave. Reception and Refreshments following. Details: 533-1211.

Friday, Dec. 9

Four Corners Recycles fundraiser, 6-8 p.m., Fenceline Cider, 141 S. Main St. Free. Silent auction at Fenceline Cider to support free recycling. Live music, many area businesses donations. Details: (970) 570-8970, (970) 903-5871, mariannemate@gmail.com and www.fourcornersrecycles.org.


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


Brown’s Good Eats: Greek Gyros, Fenceline Cider, 141 S. Main St.

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

Every Other Sunday

Open Mic Night, 5-8 p.m., Fenceline Cider, 141 S. Main St.

Every Other Wednesday

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

Every Other Friday

Kelly’s Kitchen, Fenceline Cider, 141 S. Main St.

Every Second Tuesday

Montezuma County Free Legal Clinic, 2-5 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Call 533-7600 to sign up.


Toddler Playdate, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 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. For more information and to confirm event information, visit each event page online or call the organizer.

Thailand Mission Auction and Dinner, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., 1111 S. Miller Ave. Free, Silent/Live auctions and dinner! Special items! American and Asian at the cost of a donation! Come and join us for a good cause! Day3C.com.

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