Cortez Community Calendar – The Journal



Sunday October 3

Fall Festival, 1 pm to 4 pm, at the playground, 540 W. Fourth St. Food, kiosks, board games, crafts, bake sale. Sponsored by Tickets: $ 1.Cort Christian School. Details: [email protected]

Tuesday, October 5

Joyce Rankin, State Board of Education for the 3rd Congressional District, will hold a public meeting at 6 pm in the Montezuma County Commissioners Room (upstairs) at 109 W. Main St., Cortez. Joyce will be talking about Read Act SB 19-199 on reading, math and everything. Come see what we can do to improve our children’s education. For info: [email protected]

Thursday October 7

Four Corners Lecture Series: The Assembly of the Big Wallace House, with Michelle Turner, 4 p.m., virtual. To free. Details:

Saturday October 9

The Montezuma County League of Voters meets at 10 a.m. at the Dolores Public Library to explore the role of the KSJD and the Sunflower Theater. Attendees include Executive Director Wynn Jones and CIO Lucas Brady Woods. In person and on Zoom, via the league’s Facebook page.

Sunday October 10

Silent Art Auction, 11 am to 1 pm, St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Item preview by appointment October 3. Details: (970) 565-7865 or [email protected]

Wednesday October 13

Four Corners Lecture Series: Before Yellowstone, with Douglas MacDonald, 7 p.m., virtual. To free. Details:

Thursday October 14

Four Corners Lecture Series: Indigenous Sustenance on the Colorado Plateau, with Lisbeth Louderback and Bruce Pavlik, 4 p.m., virtual. To free. Details:

Thursday 14 October

Republican Women of Montezuma County, monthly meeting, noon, Baymont Inn. Come early to mingle. Get an update on election integrity in Colorado, meet the candidates for the Montezuma-Cortez School Board. Lunch provided for $ 10. RSVP to Emiko Sud, (970) 565-4280.

Wednesday, October 20

Four Corners Lecture Series: Preliminary Results of the Chaco-Era Drone Road Detection Project, with Jonathan Till and Kenny Wintch, 4 p.m., virtual. To free. Details:

Thursday October 21

Four Corners Lecture Series: The History of the Hopi in the Homol’ovi Group of Settlements, with Chuck Adams, 4 p.m., virtual. To free. Details:

Friday October 2

Legal Resources Day, 8:30 am to 5 pm, Montezuma Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St. Suite 100. Learn more about Protection Orders, Eviction, Trusts, Wills, Consumer Debt , Guardianship, Renew, Piñon Project, Colorado Legal Services. To free. Details: 970-565-1111.

Thursday October 28

Four Corners Lecture Series: The Maize Database Project with Mark Varien, 4 p.m., virtual. To free. Details:

Four Corners Lecture Series: Paquime, 7 p.m., virtual. To free. Details:

Every other Wednesday

Red Robe Committee / Cortez Four Corners MMIP Committee Meeting, noon to 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 pm, The Pinon Project, 210 E. Main St. Support group for parents, caregivers or guardians of children with special needs or behavioral problems. Child care available with advanced arrangements. Details: Maggie at [email protected] or 564-1195.

First friday

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 44, Lindsay-Geer Monthly Meeting, 12:30 p.m., noon lunch, Veterans Outreach Center, 432 N. Broadway.

Third Monday

High Desert Vegetarian and Veggie Community Pot-luck, 6 p.m., Cortez Methodist Church, 515 N. Park Ave. Bring a dish of vegetables and a conversation to share. Everyone is welcome. Learn more about a vegetarian diet. Details: Jim 903-0944.

Every Monday-Saturday

Conservative Grounds, 9 am to 2 pm, 40 E. Main St. Come for coffee, friends, conversations and outreach. Everyone is 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 from the west entrance. Make new friends, laugh, and exercise. No partner needed. Details: Duane Randol at 560-2137, Patty Randol at 560-4709 or [email protected]

Every Tuesday

Southwestern League of Artists, 10 am, Annex Building, 107 N. Chestnut. Artists can paint, draw. Call (720) 448-0418.

Bridge, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Washington St. Beginners, veterans and experts alike are welcome. Coffee and snacks provided with a light camaraderie. Participants must be vaccinated and / or masked. Details: 565-7024 or 565-6088.

Each Wednesday

Religious education course for the Catholic community of Montelores LIFT, 5: 45-6: 45, Church Center, 20 S. Market St. Grades Preschool-8. Love and praise Jesus, learn the Catholic tradition, grow in prayer and service. Details: 565-7308, ext. 102.

Every Thursday

Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 am, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Songs, Stories, and Crafts. The program uses the Early Childhood Literacy Initiative program. Details: 565-8117.

Bingo, 6:45 p.m. Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Starts September 2. Doors open at 5:30 pm Food and drinks available. Details: 565-3557.

Every Friday

Game night with Piñon Project, 6 p.m., virtual. 7-17 years old. To free. Landon, 529-3305 or [email protected]

All Friday May-October

Gardening class, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Center Food Pantry, 30 N. Beech St., Unit C. Free. Three programs: gardening for adults, gardening for teens and native foods. Participants do not need to attend all classes. Details and registration:

Every saturday

Red Dress awareness and action events, noon to 2 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and Mildred Road. Details: (612) 422-0791.

Every Sunday

The Cortez Library Radio Show, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., or stations 90.5 FM or 91.5 FM. Join Ms. Laura as she reads.


Saturday October 2

Dolores Harvest Festival and Auto Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Joe Rowell Park. Fifth vendors, music, food, drink. The Bluegrass Heelers play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Flashback from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and High Country Krunk from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Fridays until September

Food & Fun Friday: Drive-In Movie Night, 7:45 p.m., Joe Rowell Park. Donation of $ 5 per car. The films start at nightfall. Parking lot opens at 6 p.m. Popcorn, boxed candy and soft drinks. Its delivered by radio. The station will be announced on the screen before the start of the film. Details:

First tuesday

Dolores Mountain Quilters meeting, social gathering at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., community center, 400 Riverside Avenue. Masks required. Limit of 50 people. Guests must confirm their attendance. Suzanne, (404) 374-6558 or [email protected];

Wednesdays from June 2 to October

Dolores farmer’s market, 4 pm-7pm, Parc des Flandres. Local fruits, vegetables, meats, arts and crafts. Live music. Details: Susan Lisak 426-9902.



Yoga in the Park, 8:15 am to 9:30 am, Cottonwood Park, 275 S. Spruce St. Details: Kim at 560-5677.

Saturday October 2

Fenceline Cider features live music from Haro in the Dark, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., American music that rocks loot, earth, spirit and spirit with a groove. Details:

Saturday October 9

Fenceline Cider presents live music from Bentley Monk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. An eclectic singer-songwriter living in southwest Colorado with a style of his own. Details:

Thursday October 14

Fenceline Cider presents Alex Westphal and The Blues Syndicate, 5-7pm. Accompanied by Yves Giraud on double bass. Details:

Thursday October 21

Fenceline Cider presents the third series of Thursday talks with author Kase Johnstun of “Let the Wild Grasses Grow”, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The American love story celebrates the power of family landscapes, heritage family and first love. Details:

Friday October 22

Fenceline Cider presents Lavalanche, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. An evening of dancing to the sound of this fun organ funk trio. Details:

Tuesday October 5, 12, 19 and 29

Fenceline Cider presents a family bingo every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Ryan Matthews. Details:

Sunday October 10 and 24

Fenceline Cider presents Open Mic every other Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Share your talents. Hosted by Kai of Bards In-Between. Details:


Mancos Farmer’s Market, 4-7 p.m., Grand Avenue. Food and live music.


Thursdays until October 28

Downtown Manufacturers’ Market, 4:30 p.m., Orchard Park. Bakery products, jams and jellies, handmade products, art, reused items, antiques and vintage items.

Every other Wednesday

Painting with Class, 6:00 PM, Inspired Moments Event Center, 310 W. Main St. $ 30. All supplies included.


Wednesday October 6

Four Corners Stand Down for Veterans, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. Connect with other vets and organizations that benefit vets. Services include VA benefits and registration, medical care, visual and mental health, housing assistance, hygiene supplies, haircuts, clothing, employment. Details: Greg at (970) 759-0117.

Saturdays until October

Durango Farmer’s Market, 8 am to noon through September, 9 am to noon in October, TBK Bank parking lot, 259 W. Ninth Street.

For more information and to confirm event information, visit each event page online or call the organizer.

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Lists are published at the prerogative of the Calendar Editor and may be edited for punctuation, clarity and length, and to remove bland items. The Journal assumes no responsibility for inaccurate entries.

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