What’s Happening in the Cortez Region – The Journal



Jessica Tomac and her children Noah and Lev stand outside their new children’s store at 44 E. Main St. (Jim Mimiaga/The Journal)


Saturday October 1

Art in the Garden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cliffrose Garden Center, 27885 US Highway 160. Free. Cliffrose welcomes artists Susan Reed and Leigh Wagoner to the gardens. Details: [email protected]

Baby T Children’s Boutique, Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting, 5:30 p.m. 44 E. Main St. A champagne toast to honor the evening.

Saturday October 22

Montezuma Heritage Museum Opening, 2 p.m., 35 S. Chestnut St. Free ribbon-cutting ceremony, exhibits and museum shop, refreshments, music, and historical figures. Details: Visit www.montezumamuseum.org, email [email protected], or call 970-516-1100.

Friday, October 28

Legal Resource Day, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Montezuma Combined Courts 865 N. Park St. Free. Courses on protection orders, consumer debts, tenants’ rights, estates, trusts, wills, curator/tutorship relationships. Details: Amy Harris, 970-565-1328, [email protected]s, https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Local_Resources.cfm?District_ID=22.

Second Tuesday

The Diabetes Support Group meets from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital, Cortez. Details: 970-564-2275

Third Thursday

In-person dementia support group, starting 6 p.m. May 18 at BeeHive Homes at the Cortez Homestead, 694 Cottonwood St. Meet outside for safety and social distancing. Bring a chair and a lunch bag. Details: (970) 529-2050.

Every other Tuesday

Chess Club, 5-7 p.m., 104 E. Main St. Details: 529-3597 or email [email protected]

Every other Wednesday

Red Dress/Cortez Four Corners MMIP Committee Meeting, 12-1:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library Great 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, caregivers, or guardians of children with special needs or behavioral challenges. Babysitting available with advanced arrangements. Details: Maggie at [email protected] or 564-1195.

First Friday

Makers on Market, 4-8 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Handmade crafts and crafts from local makers, craft beverages from the UpLIFT apprenticeship program, food and entertainment. Details for vendors and visitors: email [email protected]

American Veterans with Disabilities, Chapter 44, Lindsay-Geer Monthly Meeting, 12:30 p.m., 12:00 p.m., Veterans Outreach Center, 432 N. Broadway.

Every Monday-Saturday

Conservator Grounds, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 40 E. Main St. Pop in for coffee, friendship, conversations and outreach. All welcome. Details: 560-6643.

Every Monday

Square Dance Class 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 [email protected]

A 13-week Grief Share counseling group, at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at First Baptist Church of Cortez, 100 N. Market St., beginning June 6. The workbook costs $25. Information: 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 come together to paint, share ideas, give demonstrations 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, veterans, and experts. Coffee and snacks offered with light camaraderie. Participants must 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 [email protected]

Practical 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.

Wellbriety Indigenous Talking Circles, 6-7 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, [email protected] or swcahec.org/indigenous-peer-recovery.

Each 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. Kindergarten through eighth grade. Love and praise Jesus, learn Catholic tradition, grow in prayer and service. Details: 565-7308, extension 102.

Every Thursday

Youth Leadership Council, 6-8:30 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Open to high school students in Montezuma County.

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. Starts 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. The program aims to engage infants up to 3 years old and foster literacy and early learning skills. Details: 970-565-8117.

TOPS Weight Loss Meeting, 10:45 a.m. weigh-in, 11:30 a.m. meeting, City Hall (when open), 123 Roger Smith Ave. Everyone is welcome. Details: [email protected]

Alphabet Art, 2:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Story time to help preschoolers identify the letters of the alphabet.

Game Night with Piñon Project, 6 p.m., virtual. 7-17 years old. Free. Details: Landon, 529-3305 or [email protected]

Every Saturday

Red Dress Awareness and Action Events, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the corner of Main St. and Mildred Rd. 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 Mrs. Laura as she reads.


Thursday October 13

Author Talk: Katayoun Medhat, 6-7 p.m., Dolores Public Library 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. Katayoun Medhat will read and discuss his most recent book “Flyover Country”. Details: 970-882-4127.

First Tuesday, from October 4

BookCraft, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For children in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Listen to Mrs. Megan read a book, followed by a story-related activity. Details: 882-4127.

Second Tuesday, starting October 11

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

Third Tuesday, starting September 20

Graphic Novel Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For children from 6th to 8th grade. Discuss graphic novels you’ve read and practice drawing your own signs. Details: 882-4127.

Fourth Tuesday from October 25

Anime Day, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For 13-17 year olds. Watch and discuss anime videos. Requires an authorization slip signed by the tutor available at the library. Details: 882-4127.

Every other Friday, from September 23

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

Every other Friday, from September 16

LEGO Lab, 1-2 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Free. For children K-5th. Create something inspired by the theme of the day, or a free build. Details: 882-4127.


Qigong with Kristina Umberger, 10-11 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Call 882-4127 to register.


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.

First Tuesday

Dolores Mountain Quilters Meeting, 9:30 a.m. social, 10 a.m. meeting, Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Masks required. Limit of 50 people. RSVP guests: Suzanne, (404) 374-6558 or [email protected]; 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 October 22

“Badwater” TV Pilot Screening, 6:30 p.m. Mancos Opera House, 136 Grand Ave., Cost: $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Preview screening of “Badwater” TV pilot, with proceeds going to the National Mustang Association-Colorado, https://nmaco.org/.


Ballroom dancing class, 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.

All other Sundays

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

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



Toddler Playdate, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., E3 Children’s Museum, 302 N. Orchard Ave.

Brown Bag Birding, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Animas Park near 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.

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Event listings are updated daily on www.the-journal.com and in the print editions of the Journal every Wednesday.

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