Community Calendar: What’s happening in Montezuma County

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The Mancos Valley Chorus performs “Glimpses of Christmas” at Montezuma-Cortez High School last year. Enlargephoto

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The Mancos Valley Chorus performs “Glimpses of Christmas” at Montezuma-Cortez High School last year.

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Cortez
Monday, Dec. 4Paths to Mesa Verde public meeting, 6-8 p.m., Cortez Rec Center, Roger Smith Avenue. Discuss the idea of a multiuse pathway connecting Cortez and Mancos with Mesa Verde, Phil’s World Southwest Colorado Community College, and the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.

Tuesday, Dec. 5Mancos Valley Chorus performs, 7 p.m., Montezuma-Cortez High School.

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Cortez Elks Lodge, with music until 10 p.m. by DJPA, to help Jennifer Gleason McDonald who is undergoing kidney surgery. Details: 970-570-6020 or 970-739-0616.

Wednesday, Dec. 6Advent services, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 208 N. Dolores Road. A soup supper starts at 6 p.m. A Christmas Eve service will be held at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7Gingerbread Auction to benefit Grace’s Kitchen, 6 p.m., at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Corner of North and Elm. Deliver houses in professional, adult and youth categories to the church by 3 p.m. Judging at 5:30 p.m. Prizes and auction at 6 p.m. Light refreshments. Details: 970-565-7865.

Saturday, Dec. 9The Four Corners Child Advocacy Center’s Holiday Gala, benefiting young victims of abuse, at 6 p.m. at the Destination Grill, 2121 East Main St. Tickets, which include dinner and a silent and live auction, are $60. RSVPs are required by Dec 1.

Foursquare Church “Soul Searchers” youth group sells breakfast burritos, tacos and desserts, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Wal-Mart, 1835 E. Main St. to raise funds for an event in Pagosa Springs in January. Details: Steve Periman: 970-739-7942.

Christmas Bazaar, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Ute Mountain Casino Bingo Hall. Details: Helen at 970-903-1515 or Jeannie at 970-560-5227.

Sunday, Dec. 10Sixth Annual Messiah Sing-in, 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. Singers, please arrive at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. Details: 970-570-9680.

Tuesday, Dec. 12“Toward What Is Humanity Tending?” will be the topic, at the “How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe.” At 6:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 565-7865.

Wednesday, Dec. 13Advent services, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 208 N. Dolores Road. A soup supper starts at 6 p.m. A Christmas Eve service will be held at 7 p.m.

Cuba Libre! Images From Our Island Friends, 7 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Local photographer Barbara Grist presents a slideshow/talk from her April trip to Cuba. Free, but donations for the Cultural Center accepted. Details: 970-565-1151

Thursday, Dec. 14Cowboy Christmas at Cowboy Church, with a potluck at 6 p.m. and music and message at 7 p.m., Lewis Arriola Community Center, 8 miles north of Cortez on U.S. 491, left about a mile on Road S. Music by Barry Ward and Stage Coach Band sing-along. Food, fun and fellowship. Details: Pastor Mark Baker, 565-4194.

Friday, Dec. 15Deadline to enroll in Colorado Master Gardener program, which runs every Thursday from Jan. 25 to April 5, at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eleven weeks of training on plant care, soils and fertilizers, water management, insects and diseases. Details and cost: 970-565-3123.

Saturday, Dec. 16Holiday Pop-up Shop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Handmade fudge, stained glass, jewelry, gifts and more. Details: 970-565-1151.

American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 Toy and Candy Giveaway with Santa, noon to 2 p.m., at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market. Details: 970-565-1151.

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Holiday Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the north entrance to City Market in Cortez. Bakers can drop off their goodies starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Early drop-offs can be made at NetForce PC (Main Street near Safeway) on Friday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bake, buy or donate and help local pets. Details: Janet at 970-533-4042.

Wednesday, Dec. 20Advent services, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 208 N. Dolores Road. A soup supper starts at 6 p.m. A Christmas Eve service will be held at 7 p.m.

A historical presentation, “Scots, Cuna and Spaniards in Panama: The Company of Scotland’s Failed Colony (1698-1700),” is at 6 p.m. at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Julie Orr discusses her upcoming book about the consequences of Scotland’s attempt to establish an entrepôt at the Isthmus of Panama at the end of the 17th century. Details: 970-565-1151.

Thursday, Dec. 21For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s monthly board, 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. A brief business discussion will include the group’s finances, pet assistance programs and plans for the New Year. That will be followed by a casual holiday party and socializing. All are welcome! Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.

Saturday, Dec. 30Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, 7:30 a.m. at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Details: 970-565-1151.

Friday-Saturday, April 6-7Four Corners Home and Garden Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Sponsorship packet: bit.ly/2AOQWos. Booth price and availability: bit.ly/2jA2kBa. Details: events@fourcornersbuilders.com.

Monday-FridayFree nondenominational silent meditation, in the Johnson Building, 7 p.m., 925 Broadway No. 184. Call 970-560-2822.

Monday, Tuesday and WednesdayCortez Public Library computer and tech tutoring, 202 N. Park. Call 970-565-8117 or visit the library for an appointment.

First MondayThe Cortez Emblem Club 261 meets, 5:30 p.m., the Cortez Elks Lodge. Details and to confirm: President Judi Lichliter at 970-565-7370.

The Montelores Early Childhood Council’s monthly luncheon, 11:45 a.m., in downstairs meeting room 110, in the Johnson Building, 925 S. Broadway. Public is invited. RSVP for lunch to Vangi McCoy, 970-749-7017. Bring your beverage.

Cowboy Church potluck dinner, 6 p.m., followed by music by the Stagecoach Band and a message by Pastor Mark Baker, 7 p.m., Lewis Arriola Community Center, 8 miles north of Cortez and west on Road S off U.S. 491. Details: 970-565-4194. Fellowship with music and a message.
First Tuesday

American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets, 7 p.m., the Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Details: 565-8151.

The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meet, 7 p.m., the Southwest Memorial Physicians building, 20 S. Market St. Details: 970-882-4255, mesaverdehorsemen.com.

First WednesdayDiabetes support group meets, 3:30–5 p.m., Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Learn to manage diabetes. Share ideas. Sessions are free and open to anyone with Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Details: Laura White, RD, 970-564-2276.

Montezuma County Democratic Women meet, 11:30 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: Tulli Kerstetter, tgkaction@gmail.com.

First ThursdayMontezuma County Republican Central Committee meets, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Jan Gardner at montezumagop@gmail.com or call 970-565-2197.

Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group meets, 5-6:30 p.m., Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Share ideas and exchange information. Free. Details: Laura White, 970-564-2276.

Montezuma County Democrats meet, and all are welcome. Details: Tamara Hamilton, secretary, hamiltontamaras@gmail.com or 970-565-4067.

First FridayCaregiver/Advocate support group for caregivers of any person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or chronic illness, noon at Vista Mesa Assisted Living, 1206 N. Mildred Road. Lunch. Details: 259-0122.

The Disabled American Veterans’ monthly meeting, The Veterans Outreach Center, 7 W. First St., Cortez. Lunch at noon, meeting at 12:30 p.m. Details: 560-2793.

First SundayKIRTAN in Cortez (Bhakti Yoga practice), 6-8 p.m. at Heart and Core Yoga Studio, 30 W. Main St. All are welcome. Suggested donation: $10. Details: Jennie Nuriya 970-903-0907.

First and third WednesdayBe surrounded by the sense of Mystery during Evensong, contemplative, candlelit, chanted evening meditation, 7 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 970-565-7865.

First and third SaturdayFour Corners Square Dancers dance, 6:30 p.m., Kemper Elementary School. Details: 970-739-3385, 970-749-9682, 970-565-9836.

Second and Fourth MondayUnited Search and Rescue of Montezuma County meets, 6 p.m. for training and business at the Sheriff’s Office. Come by to check out volunteering for mission response, administration, and training opportunities. Details: Troy at 970-739-9006.

Second TuesdayThe Ute Mountain High School Rodeo Team meets, 6 p.m. in the outdoor arena at the fairgrounds. Details: Karen, 970-560-2657.

The Cortez Beading Guild meets, 5 p.m. Cortez Public Library conference room. All skill levels and talents welcome. Details: 970-529-0149.

Support group for people with disabilities meets, 2–3:30 p.m. at 2409 Empire St. Sponsored by the Southwest Center for Independence. Details: 970-570-8001 or Luanne@swilc.org.

The Montezuma County Historical Society meets for a no-host luncheon, 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Call Ann Wilson Brown at 565-2747 for the meeting place.

The Southwest Art League meets, each month. Details and locations, 970-882-4770.

Second and Fourth TuesdayMayor’s Office Hours, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Mesa Verde Room at Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave.

Second WednesdayMontezuma County Hospital District monthly board of directors meets, 6-8 p.m. Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Public is welcome. Details: 970-564-2146.

Second ThursdayThe Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets, 7 p.m. at various locations. Beginners and experts welcome. Details: Tom, 970-882-7360.

Montezuma County Republican Women meet, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse at Veach and Main streets. All are welcome. Details: Rosemarie Beall, 970-564-1576.

Free estate planning seminar, 5-7 p.m., Vectra Bank Conference Room, 350 W. Montezuma Ave. Overview of estate planning issues, including wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney. RSVP requested at erin@fone.net. Details: 303-588-2695.

Free Supermarket Tours, noon to 1 p.m. A dietitian from Southwest Health System will conduct a free supermarket tour to help explain food labels, healthy choices, food budgets. Space is limited. Call 970-564-2275 for the store location and to register.

Every MondayThe Four Corners Community Band practice, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, at Market and North streets. Details: Email 4cornerscommunityband@gmail.com or visit “Four Corners Community Band” on Facebook.

Embrace Grace, a free support group for pregnant women of all ages, 6:30 p.m. at Community of Believers church, 23826 County Road G. Details: Debbie at 970-739-2344 or email hot_rod_jorg@yahoo.com or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or email communityofbelievers41113@gmail.com.

Trivia, 7 p.m. at Blondie’s, 45 E. Main St.

Every Monday, Tuesday and WednesdayOne-on-one computer and tech tutoring, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117 or at the library.

Every TuesdayThe Cortez Public Library’s Family Entertainment Series, 2 p.m., 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117.

Open Mic, 7 p.m. at Blondie’s. Details: 739-4944.

Bridge players needed, 1:30 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 305 S. Washington St. Everyone is invited; entry-level and up. Mentors welcome. Details: 970-565-6088 or 970-565-7024.

Every Tuesday and ThursdayMaster’s Swimming Group with Mesa Verde Aquatics Club, 6-7:30 a.m. Swim with coach Kevin Ketterer at the Cortez Rec Center. All levels welcome. Entry fee at Rec Center and $35 a month to MVAC.

Tai Chi class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Cortez Rec Center, 425 Roger Smith Ave. Exercise for strength and health. Cost: $4. Details: instructor Donna Hicks, 970-564-4080 or 435-705-3412, donnahicks42@yahoo.com.

Every WednesdaySitting in the quiet, meditation, contemplation, centering prayer, 12:15–12:45 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 970-565-7865.

Karaoke at Blondie’s Trophy Room, 8 p.m. to midnight. Details: 970-739-4944.

Every ThursdayRaising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Older children may join for a craft at 11:15 a.m. Things That Go, Nov. 30. Closed Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving. Details: 970-565-8117.

Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Older children may join for a craft at 11:15 a.m. Favorite Author Lois Ehlert on Dec. 7, Gingerbread on Dec. 14, Giving on Dec. 21, Winter Wonderland on Dec. 28. Details: 970-565-8117.

Bingo at the Cortez Elks Club, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Early-bird game at 6:45 p.m., with others to follow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverages available. Pots vary in payoffs with two progressive payoff games. Special giveaways at different times.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meetings, 8 p.m. at the Cortez Dental office, 43 W. Montezuma Ave. (corner of Montezuma and Chestnut). Details: 970-799-2183.

Every FridayTOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-882-4369.

Genesis Study utilizing Chuck Misler’s Genesis Commentary, 6:30 p.m. at Tree of Life In’Jesus, 1509 Colorado 145. Ongoing discussion, praise and worship after. Workbook and notes are optional. Details: 970-562-6311.

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, 12-step program at Rock Springs Church campus, U.S. 160, 2 miles east of the fairgrounds. CR Café at 6-7 p.m., large learning group, 7-8 p.m., open share 8-9 p.m. Child care is provided.

Every SaturdayFree silent nondenominational silent meditation, 10 a.m. at The Woozledoozer, 925 S. Broadway, No. 211. Call 970-560-2822 (Pixy).

Every Saturday Through March 10The Winter Market at Four Seasons, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, 26650 County Road P. More than 30 vendors, with fresh, local, produce, meats, baked goods, soups, sandwiches, coffee, crafts.

Every SundayThe Unitarian Universalists, 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., with presentations on comparative philosophies and religions. Details: 970-677-4189.

Course in Miracles meeting, 7-9 p.m., two miles north on Road 25. All are welcome. Details: Larry, 970-565-4286.

Dolores

Wednesday, Dec. 6Q&A session: Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Program, 6:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Join professional avalanche instructor and guide Michael Ackerman for a discussion about Colorado’s Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Program. Learn the basics of snow science, avalanche safety and details on free, upcoming KBYG trainings. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Thursday, Dec. 7Database Thursday – Nuwav, 2 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Learn to create legal documents via Nuwav, a database every Dolores Public Library cardholder can access for free. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Friday, Dec. 8Lego Club for kids, 1-2:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Saturday, Dec. 9Free Community Yoga, 9:30-11 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Bring a mat, water and comfortable clothing. All ages. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Luminaria Night, 5-9 p.m., Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, 26650 County Road P. Live music, cookies, and a visit from the Big Elf himself. Free.

Thursday, Dec. 14Stories and Cookies with Santa, 6:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. A special evening storytime session in the meeting room. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Saturday, Dec. 16Free Community Yoga, 9:30-11 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Bring a mat, water and comfortable clothing. All ages. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 19Classic Movie Matinee, noon, Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Popcorn and a Christmas classic on the big screen in the meeting room. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Thursday, Dec. 21Database Thursday – Cloud Library, 2-3 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Learn to access thousands of eBook and audiobook titles anytime, anywhere via the Cloud Library, a free service for Dolores Public Library cardholders. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Wine Glass Painting with Darcy, 3-5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Need a holiday gift? Get paint wine glasses. Materials provided. Free. Register by Dec. 19 at the front desk or by calling 882-4127.

First TuesdayDolores Mountain Quilters meet, 10 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Guests and visitors are welcome. Details: http://www.doloresmountainquilters.org or July Bryan at 970-739-9994.

Every TuesdayBright Babies, at 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Infants and their caregivers are invited to Bright Babies, a 30-minute program with stories, sensory play and signs. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Technology/software help with Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. Free at 2-5 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 970-882-4127.

Civil Air Patrol Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron meets, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at K9 Search & Rescue in Dolores. Details: Debrah Archer, 970-759-5669.

Every WednesdayBible studies at Chapel on the Farm, 6 p.m. 19927 Road 26.2 Loop, Dolores. Details: 903-6153.

Dolores Public Library Storytime, 10 a.m. throughout the year. Each Storytime will include stories, crafts, more.

Every ThursdayTutorial Thursday, 2 p.m. at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Learn a new tech skill every Thursday with other beginners in this weekly class. Details: 970-882-4127

Every FridayPreschool Storytime, Preschool children and caregivers are invited to storytime, 10 a.m. in the Dolores Public Library meeting room, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: DoloresLibrary.org or 970-882-4127.

Every Saturday Through March 10The Winter Market at Four Seasons, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, 26650 County Road P. More than 30 vendors, with fresh, local, produce, meats, baked goods, soups, sandwiches, coffee, crafts.

Mancos

Thursday, Dec. 7Mancos Valley Chamber Christmas Party, 5-7 p.m., Visitor Center, 101 E. Bauer.

Friday, Dec. 8Mancos Valley Chorus performs, 7 p.m., Mancos United Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave.

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 8-9Exhibit of vintage dolls, with a reception on Friday from 5-8 p.m., and exhibit on Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Veryl Goodnight Gallery, 106 Grand Ave. Details: 970-533-1172.

Saturday, Dec. 9Mancos Valley Chorus performs, 3:30 p.m., Mancos United Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave. Details: chamber@mancosvalley.com.

Friday, Dec. 8Mancos Grand Winter Nights Event, 5-8 p.m. at local galleries and shops on Grand Avenue and Main Street downtown. Sponsored by the Mancos Creative District. Details: Sarah Syverson, 970-903-8831.

Saturday, Dec. 9Mancos Winter Holiday Art Bazaar and Festivities, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Grand Avenue and Main Street downtown. Shopping and activities for the whole family. See Santa at the Artisans of Mancos, make holiday at Fahrenheit, visit Holiday Art Fairs at the Mancos Community Center and Hello Zark. Details: Mancos Creative District Director Sarah Syverson, 970-903-8831.

Through Dec. 9Mancos Creative District call for artists, for the Mancos Winter Holiday Arts Bazaar on Dec. 9. Details and application: Sarah Syverson at mcddirector@gmail.com or 970-903-8831.

First TuesdayA free legal self-help clinic, for Montezuma County parties without an attorney, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link. First-come, first-served. Details: 970-564-5029 from 8 a.m.–noon and 970-564-5073 from 1–5 p.m.

First ThursdayThe Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 and Auxiliary meets, 7 p.m., 136 Grand Ave. Information: Commander Rick Rohsner, 970-560-3655; Auxiliary President Beverly Humiston-Scott, 970-759-1332. Beginning Jan. 4, the VFW meets at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St.

First SaturdayTeen Movie Nights at the Mancos Public Library, 7–10 p.m. in the Mancos Public Library Community Meeting Room. View a movie on the library’s big screen. Snacks provided. Details and schedule: 970-533-7600.

Second TuesdayThe Mancos Water Conservancy District board meeting, 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 42599 Road N, Mancos. Details: Gary Kennedy, 970-533-7325.

Second SundayThe Mancos Community Dinners, 6:30 p.m. each month at Mount Lookout Grange in Mancos (680 Grand Ave). Pay-what-you-can dinner, bring a dish if you want. To help or donate, call Gretchen, 509-830-4380.

Fourth ThursdayMonthly Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron, monthly meeting, at 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mancos, 150 N. Walnut St. Call 970-759-7012.

The Mancos Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m. in the library meeting room, 211 W. First St. Details: 533-7600.

Every TuesdayKnit or crochet at the Mancos Public Library, 6-7 p.m. Teens and adults are welcome. Free. Limited supplies of knitting materials, so bring your own if possible. Sign up at mancoslibrary.org or call 970-533-7600, ext. 206, or email kgraf@mancoslibrary.org.

Kids Storytime at the Mancos Public Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A bilingual, seasonal storytime for ages birth through 6 years old.

Every WednesdayYoga Flow with Lily, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Grange. Call 847-819-2039.

Game Daze, 3:45-5 p.m., Mancos Public Library. For kids 8–12; opportunities to play technologically innovative computer-generated games.