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Community Calendar: What’s happening in the Cortez area

Crowds walk around Delicate Arch in Arches National Park near Moab in this 2015 picture. Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. will host a free Moab Rock Art Slideshow from Moab, Utah resident Rory Tyler. Arby Reed/CC Flickr
CORTEZ
Now through March 8

Winter Youth Activities Challenge, Library operating hours. Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Youth participation initiative. Youths grades six through 12 are encouraged to participate in youth-oriented activities to win prizes. Details: (970) 565-8117.

Wednesday, March 6

League of Women Voters of Montezuma County Candidate Forum, 6:15 p.m. Cortez City Hall, 123 E Roger Smith Ave. City council candidates will answer questions about their qualifications, share their knowledge of city issues, share their mission and goals.

Thursday, March 7

Lifeline Screenings, American Legion Post 75, 320 N. Harrison St. Packages starting at $159. We will work with you to create a screening package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Details: lifelinescreening.com or 1-877-237-1287.

Acoustic Open Mic with Yves, 6 p.m. ZU Gallery, 48 W Main St. Free. Signup starts at 5:30 p.m., lineup starts at 6 p.m. Details: www.zugallery.com

Moab Rock Art Slideshow, 6 – 7 p.m. Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. Moab resident Rory Tyler will be presenting his personal slideshow and thoughts on ancient rock art.

Saturday, March 9

Montezuma County Democratic Caucus & Assembly, 9 a.m. Online via ZOOM, Free. Caucus-Assembly to elect precinct organizers & delegates to higher assemblies. Details: www.montezumadems.org

E-commerce and Online Business Sales 101, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dolores County Public Service Center, 8477 County Road 7.7, Dove Creek. $25. RSVP by noon on March 4. Explore business planning, structure, selling online, packaging, and resources available for small business in SW Colorado. Details: (970) 677-2283.

Tuesday, March 12

Time, Space and Travel, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. Danny Pierce's presentation of starships called "Continuum Alpha" and viewing of his personally constructed Starship. Details: hroe@cortezco.gov or (970) 565-8117.

Wednesday, March 13

Caregiver Support Group, 1–2:30 p.m. Hospice of Montezuma, 512 N. Broadway, Cortez. Details: (970) 565-4400.

Thursday, March 14

Little Shop of Physics, 5–7 p.m. Montezuma Cortez High School, 418 Sligo St. The traveling science experience hosted by RE-1 Native American Studies invites you to bring the whole family to this all ages event come enjoy food, fun and science. Details: Olivia (970) 565-4196.

Movie Night: A Dogs Way Home, 5:30–7 p.m. Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Free. Join us for the viewing of this PG movie and snack on some popcorn at the library. Details: hroe@cortezco.gov

Friday, March 15

2SLGBTQ+ training, 10 a.m. Ute Mountain Recreation Center - 495 Sunset Blvd., Towaoc. Facilitated by Rainbow Youth Center, we discuss 2SLGBTQIA+ Terminology, Statistics, Myth Debunking, Allyship, Best Practices. Register at: https://bit.ly/49mkjz4 or desireeh@unitedway-swco.org

Wednesday, March 27

Women's Bereavement Group, 1–2:30 p.m. Hospice of Montezuma, 512 N. Broadway, Cortez. Details: (970) 565-4400.

Monday, April 1

Senior Wellness Enhancement & Education Program, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Hospice of Montezuma, 512 N. Broadway, Cortez. Details: (970) 565-4400.

Friday, April 5

24th Annual Home & Garden Show, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 U.S. Highway 160. $5 admission/adult, $3 admission/senior, free for children 12 and under. Details: (970) 560-8465 or visit www.fourcornershomeandgardenshow.com

Friday- Sunday, April 19-21

Consignment Auction, Yellow Jacket Livestock Auction, 19245 Road X, in Lewis. Details: (970) 739-0292.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Pilates, 11:15 a.m. Cortez Recreation Center, 425 Roger Smith Ave. $5. Sculpt, tone, improve flexibility and posture with pilates. Details: (970) 564-4080.

Second Tuesday

Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen monthly meeting, happy half-hour at 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. First National Bank Meeting Room, 2258 E. Main St.

Diabetes Support Group meets, 3–4:30 p.m. Southwest Memorial Hospital in the Kiva Room, 1311 N. Mildred Road. Details: (970) 564-2275.

Third Tuesday

Click Clique Photography Club, 6 p.m. ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St. Free. 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, caregivers 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

Chapter 44 Disabled American Veterans. Lunch at noon. Lindsay-Geer monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Veterans Outreach Center, 432 N. Broadway. Details: (970) 565-4310.

Second Saturdays

Four Corners Dance, 7–9 p.m. Montezuma County Senior Center, 117 N. Chestnut St. First dance is free, cover is $15 general admission or $10 per member. DJ plays dance music for all ballroom and 2 step dances, all ages welcome. Details: (970) 759-0980 or janheylart@yahoo.com.

Third Sundays through April

Farmers & Artisans Market, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Warehouse, 30 N. Beech St. Free admission. Local produce, meat, plants, herbs, products, handmade goods. Details: (970) 565-6424 or fourcornersfoodcoalition@gmail.com

Mondays

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 (970) 560-4709 or duaneandpatty.randol@gmail.com.

Mahjong, Noon – 3:30 p.m. Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. American and/or Hong Kong. The public is welcome.

Tuesdays

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.

Family Storytime, 10:30–11 a.m. Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. For pre-K and younger.

Cellphone/Tablet Tech Help, 10–11 a.m. Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. For cellphone tech help at the Cortez Library schedule your time by contacting Heather Roe: hroe@cortezco.gov. Details: (970) 568-5380.

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: (970) 565-7024 or (970) 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. Wellbriety Peer Recovery meeting. All are welcome. Join our Talking Circles in person and online: ucdenver.zoom.us/j/94721296364. Details: Frankiana, 317-8037 or Imo Succo, (970) 564-3301.

Dance With Grace and Rhythm classes, 6–7:30 p.m. County Annex building, 107 N. Chestnut. New session, waltz, starts March 6 runs for 4 weeks. Rumba in April. Details: Jared Rogers (970) 560-7462 or dancewithgraceandrhythm@gmail.com.

Wednesdays

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: (970) 565-7308, ext. 102.

Thursdays

Family Storytime, 11–1:30 a.m. Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. For pre-K and younger.

Drop-in Storytime, 3:50–4:45 p.m. Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. All ages welcome, first through fourth interest level.

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: (970) 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: (970) 565-3557.

Indigenous Wellbriety Talking Circles, 1–2:30 p.m. Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Wellbriety Peer Recovery meeting. All are welcome. Join our Talking Circles in person and online: ucdenver.zoom.us/j/94721296364. Details: Frankiana, (970) 317-8037 or Imo Succo, (970) 564-3301.

Fridays

TOPS weight-loss meeting, 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.

Men's Support Group, 2–3 p.m. Hospice of Montezuma, 512 N. Broadway, Cortez. Details: (970) 565-4400.

Game Night with Piñon Project, 6 p.m. Free. Virtual. Ages 7-17. Details: Landon, (970) 529-3305 or lcook@pinonproject.org.

Saturdays

Red Dress Awareness and Action events, Noon – 2 p.m. Corner of Main Street and Mildred Road. Details: (612) 422-0791.

DOLORES
Friday, March 8

S.T.E.A.M. Space, 1 p.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Team up with Ranger Shannon from Mesa Verde National Park to learn about trees, RSVP spots limited. Details: (970) 882-4217.

Saturday, March 9

League of Women Voters of Montezuma County Commissioners meeting, 10:15 a.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. County sales tax proposition and discussion. Opportunity for voters to learn details of the proposed tax.

Thursday, March 28

Winter Tales 2024, 6 p.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Bethany Jorgenson, an author and digital nomad will share her travel experiences.

Mondays

Wobblers & Walkers, 11 a.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. Come out to enjoy an hour of free play, reading, and a surprise activity! Details: (970) 882-4127.

Afterschool Theatre & Improv, 4:30–6 p.m. LBP Productions, 400 Riverside Ave. $135. Join the LBP staff for a fun & empowering after-school musical theater program for children ages 6-11. Details: https://bit.ly/489Y9zu or (307) 829-0262.

Beginner Ukulele Classes, 5–6 p.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. Classes run every Monday through Feb. 12, 2024. Bring your own Ukulele, pencil, and tuner. Please be on time and make plans to attend all classes. Instructor: Bill Inverso. Details: (970) 882-4127.

Intermediate Ukulele Classes, 6–7 p.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. Classes run every Monday through Feb. 12, 2024. Bring your own Ukulele, pencil, and tuner. Please be on time and make plans to attend all classes. Instructor: Bill Inverso. Details: (970) 882-4127.

Tuesdays

Qi Gong w/ Andy Parks, 10:15 a.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Qi Gong is a mindful movement practice intigrating exercise, posture, breathing awareness, and meditation. Space is limited, please register. Details: (970) 882-4127.

Wednesdays

Middle School Meet Up, 4 p.m. Middle school after school program with games, movies and learning. Details: (970) 882-4127.

Community Yoga, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: (970) 882-4127.

Dolores Rotary Club Meetings, 6:30 a.m. Kelly's Kitchen, 315 Central Ave. First meeting is free, annual membership $150. Details: Susan Lisak, doloresrotary@gmail.com or (970) 426-9902.

Fridays

Mahjong, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome! Seasoned players/handbooks available to help you level up. Details: (970) 882-4127.

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: (970) 882-4127.

Third Saturday

Comedy Nights, 7 p.m. Dolores River Brewery, 100 S. Fourth St. Online $15, $20 at the door. Details: ComicUprising.eventbrite.com

MANCOS
Wednesday, March 13

M-Power Breakfast, 8:30–9:30 a.m. Vagabond Personal Training, 116 Main St. $11 for 1-coffee and 1-breakfast item. March's M-Power Breakfast with guest speaker & owner Janine Sluder. Breakfast will be brought to you by The Fencepost and coffee will be provided by Fahrenheit. Details: https://shorturl.at/jHIJU

Friday, May 3

DEI and Cultural Humility Training, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mancos Community Center, 130 Grand Ave. Free. Facilitated by Resilient Colorado, this training brings a trauma-informed approach to equity and cultural humility. Details: desireeh@unitedway-swco.org

Mondays

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

Thursdays

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. Details: (970) 533-7600.

DURANGO
Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8

Durango Bach Festival Recital, Noon. Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave. $14 no lunch, $24 with lunch by Manna. Join local musicians to celebrate Bach: J.S., C.P.E, Wilhelm, and more. Details: www.tix.com/ticket-sales/durangoconcerts/260/event/1345605.

Tuesday, March 5

Man 2 Man Prostate Cancer Support Group of Durango, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Durango Public Library, room 1, 1900 E. 3rd Ave. Free. We are a support group that discusses experiences, resources, and treatments for the disease. Details: Dion (970) 564-9677.

Wednesday, March 13

San Juan Basin Archaeological Society presentation, 7 p.m. Lyceum room at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Dr. Free. David Valentine and Park Ranger GB Cornucopia will discuss “Archeoastronomy at Chaco Canyon.” Details: chambrke@aol.com 970-903-3929, or sjbas.org

Wednesday, April 17

Mock Plane Crash Emergency Training, 7–11:30 a.m. Durango-La Plata County Airport, 1000 Airport Road. Free includes lunch. Up to 75 volunteers will be needed to act as emergency situation patients; a few will be transported to the hospital as a part of the training exercise. Details: https://bit.ly/DGOform or (970) 382-6050.

Saturday, April 20

Fellowship Of Christian Athletes 5K, 9:30 a.m. Durango Rec Center, 2700 Main Ave. $30. First 100 people to register will get a FCA water bottle & bracelet. Prizes for top 3 male and top 3 female. Fundraiser 5K for 2024 summer camp scholarships for FCA high school athletes. Details: https://bit.ly/3T5wNW5 or call (970) 560-4105.

FARMINGTON
Tuesday, April 2

Marine Corps League Detachment 736 monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. Contact for location. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Details: (505) 860-9971.

Saturday, April 13

Jazz Festival Workshop, Noon – 2 p.m. Inspired Moments Event Center, 310 W. Main St. Free. Chamber Music America, Northwest New Mexico Arts Council and ArtNM present a community sponsored music festival. Details: (505) 320-0615.

Jazz Festival Performances, 3–8 p.m. Orchard Park Plaza, 105 N. Orchard Ave. Free. Musicians Julia Keefe Trio, the duo Indigie Femme, Anderson Quartet, San Juan Jazz Society Combo, The Third Hour and Civic Winds Jazz Orchestra will perform live. Details: (505) 320-0615.

San Juan Chorale Concert, 7 p.m. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 211 W. 20th St. Free admission, donations are welcome to support our chorale and a chosen local charity. The San Juan Chorale will present Missa Brevis in D Major and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore both works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Details: lindae680@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 17

Heroes Hiring Heroes, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. National Guard Armory, 218 N. Auburn Ave. Free. A place where people with jobs can help veterans get jobs. Details: americanlegion-farmington-nm.org.

Wednesdays

Toddler play date, 10 a.m. – noon. E3 Children's Museum and Science Center, 302 N. Orchard Ave. Free. Designed for families with young children to develop early motor skills and find new playmates. Details: (505) 599-1425.

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

Paonia
Thursday, June 13 through Sunday, June 16

Make Better Medicine: The Art & Science of Botanical Tincturing, Elderberry's Education and Retreat Center, 1978 Harding Road. $450. A 4-day course designed to help herbalists learn the art and science of crafting potent herbal tinctures. Details: https://bit.ly/48niGjo

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