Clubs and Organizations

To have your club meeting listed in Clubs and Organizations, call 565-8527 or send an e-mail to news@cortezjournal.com.


4-H County Council

4-H County Council meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the County Annex, 107 N. Chestnut, Cortez. For more information, contact the Montezuma County Extension Office at 565-3123.


Aerial Phenomena Research Group

The Aerial Phenomena Research Group meets monthly at various locations to discuss UFOs and other phenomena. For more information, contact Aileen at 739-6383.


Alpaca 4-H

Learn about alpacas without having to own one. Alpaca 4-H meets two Sundays a month; our program introduces 4-H members, ages 8 to 18, to the care, training and maintenance of alpacas. The alpacas do not live with you, but remain up at the Alpacas at Butlers Corner Ranch, 20503 County Road 31, in Dolores. We also offer weaving, knitting, and crocheting (heritage arts) and felting (ethnic arts) projects and have materials available. Come visit and experience the Alpaca 4-H. For specific meeting dates, times, and information, call 882-4593 or 565-8815.


Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association of Southwest Colorado — Montezuma County Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the United Methodist Church’s Memorial Room, 515 North Park Street in Cortez. For more information on Support Groups or other services of the Alzheimer’s Association, contact Elaine Stumpo, Regional Director, at 259-1022 or elaine.stumpo@alz.org.


American Cancer Society — Relay for Life 2012

Relay teams are now forming. Volunteers and sponsors are needed for this event on July 20. Everyone is welcome! Meetings are the first Monday of each month. Call for the March meeting location. Effective April 2, meetings will be held at Trinity Lutheran church, 208 N. Dolores Rd, Cortez. Committee members meet at 6 p.m., Team captains at 7 p.m. For further information, contact Lori Ledford at 560-0100 or Pennie Sanford at 759-1076.


American Legion Post 75

The Ute Mountain American Legion Post 75 meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at the American Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St., Cortez. Military Veterans and Active-Duty personnel are invited to attend. For more information, contact Post Cmdr. John Shriner at 565-9095 or Jr. Vice Cmdr. Don Swank at 564-0557.


Barnyard Critters 4-H Club

Barnyard Critters 4-H club meets at 7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Hager Farm, 28098 CR N. For more information, contact Brenda Hindmarsh at 394-4163, or Debbie Hager at 749-5638.


Bereavement Support Groups and Classes

Hospice of Montezuma offers several free community bereavement support groups at their location of 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. The last Tuesday of every month from 5:15 to 6 p.m. the group meets to discuss any loss issue. A group for individuals mourning the loss of their pet meets from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. One on one sessions are available upon request for anyone wishing to discuss any particular bereavement issue in a private, or family meeting atmosphere. For more information, contact Sunny at 565-4400.


Blue Star Mothers of America

The Blue Star Mothers of America meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Jack and Janelle’s Restaurant, 801 E. Main, Cortez. For more information, call Donna Fitzpatrick at 565-9249.


Brain Injury Support Group

Southwest Center for Independence will be providing support for individuals needing assistance and program information. Meetings take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at 132 W. 3rd Street, Cortez. This program runs through Fall. For more information, contact Rose at 759-2347.


Bunnies and More 4-H Club

The Bunnies and More 4-H club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Mancos School District cafeteria, 301 Grand Ave., Mancos. For more information, call 533-7072 or 759-2315.


Character Council

The Character Council meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, 730 E. Driscoll, Cortez. A person’s character predicts future actions. Learn how different character traits are promoted within the community. A small flame can cast a light a surprising distance, and one person’s choices can affect many others. For more information, call 564-1195.


Colorado Concert of Prayer/National Day of Prayer

The Colorado Concert of Prayer hosts a Community Prayer Meeting the last Thursday night of each month at 7 p.m. at the Cortez Journal Conference Room, 123 Roger Smith. For more information contact Elaine at 739-9785.


Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends, an international support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child, meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, at the Hospice Building, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. For more information, contact Debbie at 565-4732 or Cherie at 565-6480.


Cortez Armchair Quilt Club

The Cortez Armchair Quilt Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Calvin Denton Room at Empire Electric, 801 N. Broadway, Cortez. Each meeting will feature a project. For more information, contact Carolyn Hemphill at 565-7574.


Cortez Celiac Group

The Cortez Celiac Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in small conference room of the First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park. There is no charge. For more information, contact Patti Moss at 565-0913 or Donna Hagelgantz at 565-3667.


Cortez Chess Players

The Cortez Chess Players meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. All interested people are invited. Bring a chess set if possible. For more information, call Tom at 903-7616.


Cortez Civitan Club

The Cortez Civitan Club meets at noon Wednesdays at the Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Rd. See how you can make Cortez a better place to live and work. For more information, contact Lonn Andrews at 759-1499.


Cortez Elks Club Bingo

The Cortez Elks Club holds bingo at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road, Cortez. The progressive game grows each week until playout is won, at which time a new game begins. Games are open to the public, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Elks at 565-3557.


Cortez Lions Club

The Cortez Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Rd., Cortez. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Kevin Cason at 739-8313 or e-mail cortezlionsclub@yahoo.com.


Cortez Vision Support Group

Southwest Center for Independence will be providing support for individuals needing assistance and program information. Meetings take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at 132 W. 3rd Street, Cortez. This program runs through Fall. For more information, contact Rose at 759-2347.


Cortez Wager Not Chapter of Gamblers Anonymous

The Cortez Wager Not Chapter of Gamblers Anonymous meets every Monday evening. There are no dues or fees for membership — only the desire to stop gambling. Locations for meetings could vary. Please call Carolyn at 564-0432 before attending.


DARE to be You

The DARE to be You program — part of Colorado State University Extension — holds ongoing monthly support groups for grandparents and other relative caregivers. The groups meets from 5:30 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month; youth are invited. Call 565-3606 for more information and to register.


Diabetes Support Group

A diabetes support group sponsored by Southwest Memorial Hospital meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Southwest Memorial Hospital, South Campus, in the Diabetes Education Room. There is no charge to attend the meetings. Contact Deb Quinlan, Diabetes Educator, at 564-2352 for more information.


Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 Dunger Smith

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 Dunger Smith meets at 2 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the American Legion, 320 N. Harrison St., Cortez. For more information, contact James Halleck at 564-8268.


Dolores Bears Booster Club

The Dolores Bears Booster Club meets at 5 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the Dolores School commons-lunch room, 1301 Central Ave. For questions and information, contact Wendy Moore at 882-4983 or Nancy Nelligan at 565-8815.


Dolores Mountain Quilters

The Dolores Mountain Quilters meet at 9:45 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information, contact Janey Schurr at 565-8059.


Dolores Rotary Club

The Dolores Rotary Club meets at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Ponderosa Restaurant. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meetings. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. For further information call Dan Jones at 749–2449.


For Pets’ Sake Humane Society

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society holds monthly board meetings, usually the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park. All members of the community are welcome. For more information, call 565-PETS.


Four Corners 9-12 Project

The Four Corners 9-12 Project meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at the Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road, Cortez. The group will not meet during the month of December. The 9-12 Project is a group of concerned citizens who have come together to study and promote the Constitution of the United States as the nation’s defining legal document; to preserve, protect, defend, and uphold that Constitution; to safeguard those principles that have made this Republic great; and to mobilize in action groups for the purpose of protecting “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” For more information, contact Bud Garner at 565-8595.


Four Corners Builders Association

The Four Corners Builders Association holds their board meeting at 6 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month. For more information and location, call 565-1771 or e-mail fcba@qwestoffice.net.


Four Corners Community Band

The Four Corners Community Band practices from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday nights at the First Baptist Church, 100 N. Market, Cortez. They welcome all musicians to visit in the interest of joining the group for their spring and summer concerts. For information on band membership, scheduling a concert and upcoming events, visit www.fourcornerscommunityband.com or call Sue at 564-1245.


Four Corners/Cortez Community Group IONS

Four Corners/Cortez Community Group IONS, a membership organization that discusses the potentials and powers of consciousness, meets the third week of every month, alternating Tuesday and Thursday, at the Cortez Journal community room. Contact Penny Welch, IONS community group leader, for dates and times at 564-1508 or e-mail penny@healingleaders.net.


Four Corners Miniatures Club

The Four Corners Miniatures Club is for dollhouse and miniature enthusiasts of all skill levels. The Club meets monthly to create projects and share ideas and crafting tips. The Club’s miniature projects have been on display at the annual Denver Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and at libraries throughout the Four Corners. The public is welcome to attend meetings to learn more about the hobby. For information on our next meeting and directions, contact Marilyn at 259-9401 or visit www.4cornersminis.com.


Four Corners Parkinson Support Group

The Four Corners Parkinson Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon the third Monday of each month, in the Trinity Lutheran Church library (downstairs-use rear entrance), 208 N. Dolores Road, Cortez. All interested people are welcome. For more information, contact Ed Lord at 564-9125 or Glen Baer at 565-9508.


Four Corners Square Dance Club

Four Corners Square Dance Club meets the first and third Saturdays of the month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Kemper Elementary School, 620 E. Montezuma Ave., Cortez. All are welcome to dance or just watch. For more information, call Morris at 565-9836 or Robinson at 739-3262.


Four Corners Weavers Guild

The Four Corners Weavers Guild meets six times per year on the odd numbered months. Meeting time is 10 a.m. followed by a potluck and short workshop. Meetings are open to anyone interested in the fiber arts — weaving, spinning, knitting, felting and more.

For more information, visit their Web site, www.FourCornersWeaversGuild.com.


Four States Ag Expo

The Four States Ag Expo supports the spectrum of agriculture in the four states region (AZ, CO, NM, and UT). We promote innovation and build knowledge within the industry, and raise general awareness of regional agricultural products, methods, and issues. The 30th annual Four States Ag Expo will be held March 15-18, 2012; the Ag Expo board meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month in the Cortez Chamber conference room to plan the show and other community involvement throughout the year. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in agriculture and the Ag Expo. For more information, visit www.fourstatesagexpo.com or call the Ag Expo office at 247-0097.


Free Legal Services Clinic

A local attorney conducts a free legal services clinic on an ongoing basis to answer general questions about the law and court procedures. This service is available at no charge on Thursday evenings between 5 and 6 p.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 110 W. North St. in Cortez. These meetings will be for informational purposes only, and not to establish an attorney-client agreement. Questions may be about a variety of subjects such as small claims, divorce and child support, as well as wills and probate. No criminal consultation will be available; if representation is needed in a criminal case, persons should contact a private attorney, or the Public Defender at 247-9284. For more information about this legal clinic, call 565-3771.


Friends of Hawkins Preserve & Pueblo

Calling all hikers, walkers, bicyclers and watchers of birds, plants and P2 ruins! The Friends of Hawkins Preserve & Pueblo meet monthly on the first Friday of each month at noon, usually in the Cortez Cultural Center’s upstairs conference room, or occasionally at a restaurant, so call first to learn which location the group will meet at. All are welcome who are curious about Hawkins Preserve & Pueblo or who would like to help with enjoyment, upkeep and educational programs — we have year-round fun. For more information, call Pat at 565-1151.


Friends of the Cortez Library

The Friends of the Cortez Library meets quarterly at the library, 202 N. Park St. Anyone interested in supporting the local library is asked to consider attending a meeting. For more information and for meeting times and dates, contact Yvonne Hart at 565-1652.


Heart of Truth

Heart of Truth with The Gaella meets the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High Desert Health, 443 Montezuma Ave., Cortez. The meeting is an invitation to know your self and live more deeply connected to yourselves, each other and the source; to be capable and have the capacity to truly meet suffering and realize the living Truth available in every moment; to be free and at peace. For more information contact Gaella at 375-9080 or lightheartedbeing@yahoo.com.


Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society

The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society usually meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market. Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information on speakers and activities, contact Bob Bernhart at 739-6772.


I Am Community

The “I Am Community” is a newly-forming group of people who are creating a community of cooperation, which will be able to provide much of its own sustainable energy, food and some medical care independent as possible from existing infrastructures. We are looking to become a completely self-sufficient, sustainable, powerful network in Montezuma County. We recognize that all people have something to contribute and all are welcome. We meet once a week on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. for a modified pot luck dinner. The topics and meeting location of each meeting will be decided on at the previous meeting. Bring a chair. For more information and for the location of the next meeting, call Roger Woody at 533-9180.


Intenders Circle

Healing Hearts holds a monthly Intenders Circle meeting and potluck on the first Friday of the month at 6 p.m. at 206 E. Montezuma, in Cortez. The Intenders Circle is a group of people getting together, helping each other to speak, feel and think in more positive ways to create a more positive life. We have a potluck meal, but if you are working and don’t have time to cook something, come anyway. There is always plenty of food. You are all welcome — bring a friend and come join us.

For more information call 739-6120.


Interdenominational Prayer Group

A pro-life interdenominational prayer group meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month, at Evangel Assembly of God, 209 W. Fifth St., Cortez. For more information, contact Linda Moore at 564-4211.


K9 Search and Rescue Team

The Dolores K9 Search and Rescue Team meets for its monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the K9 Doghouse, 35 Railroad Ave., Dolores. For more information, contact 882-4746 or visit the Web site at www.k9team.org.


Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde

Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets at noon Tuesdays at Shiloh Steak House, 5 S. Veach, Cortez. For more information, contact Eve Boellstorff at 394-4090 or 565-8491, or e-mail eve.mdtitle@qwestoffice.net.


Lakeview Harmony Club

The Lakeview Harmony Club, a club focusing on friendship and service, meets twice a month. The first Thursday, the club meets in a local restaurant at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and visiting. The club meets the third Thursday at 2 p.m. in various homes and locations for their business meeting, a program, and refreshments. Workshops are held throughout the year for projects benefitting local safe houses, nursing homes and more. For more information, contact Elva Norte at 565-8741.


League of Women Voters of Montezuma County

The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County Board meets regularly the second Monday of each month in the Colorado Visitor Center conference room. All League members are invited and encouraged to attend Board meetings. General public information meetings and candidate and issue forums are held throughout the year, generally every month and the public is invited to attend. These are announced in the League newsletter at www.lwvmontezuma.org. For more information, contact Jodi at 882-2401.


Mesa Verde Area Amateur Radio Club

The Mesa Verde Area Amateur Radio Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Cortez Journal, 123 Roger Smith Ave. Amateur (HAM) radio is a wide ranging hobby, allowing you to talk to people across town or on the other side of the world, participate in emergency services, “converse” digitally, or even bounce signals off the moon. For more information contact Johnny Shepherd at 570-0021 or Robert Sliwinski at 882-2127.


Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen

Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meets the first Tuesday of each month, times and locations vary. The club typically meets at the Elks Lodge at 2100 N. Dolores Road, with buy your own tacos at 6:15 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. There are guest speakers at each meeting. For more information, contact Howard Thomas at 533-9135 or visit www.mesaverdehorsemen.com.


Mesa Verde Mashers

The Mesa Verde Mashers, an American Homebrewers Association nationally recognized homebrewers club, meets the third Saturday of each month; locations vary. The group has all levels of brewers, from the brewer who has not yet started to a national award winner. For more information, contact Bill at wm_downs@msn.com, call 533-7881 or visit www.mesaverdemashers.org.


Montelores Early Childhood Council

The Montelores Early Childhood Council meets the first Monday of each month at the Church of Christ annex, 631 E. Montezuma Ave., Cortez, across from Kemper Elementary School. All are welcome to this luncheon meeting, especially parents. RSVP to the current coordinator, Vangi McCoy, at mecc.coordinator@gmail.com. MECC is made up of concerned professionals and citizens who wish to improve the lives and opportunities of children in Montezuma and Dolores counties. For more information, call 749-7017.


Montelores Human Relations Coalition

The Montelores Human Relations Coalition meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, jointly with Southwest Intertribal Voice at 3900 South Hwy. 160 just south of Road D. We are a non-profit and incorporated group. Our mission is to enhance our community’s ability to celebrate our diversity, and your attendance is always welcome, both natives and non-natives alike. For further information, call Art Neskahi at 739-7280 or Bill Jobin at 560-1182.


Montelores School and Public Employees’ Retirement Association

The Montelores (Montezuma-Dolores) School and Public Employees’ Retirement Association meets five times a year, twice in spring and twice in autumn, with a February social event. The other four meetings entail agenda items of timely, informative issues pertinent to retirees from the state of Colorado, including the Colorado Department of Transportation, schools, judicial and local government. Locally MSPERA sponsors a scholarship and is heavily involved in community service.

For more information, call Larry Archibeque at 565-1082.


Montezuma County Climate Action Network Steering Committee

The Montezuma County Climate Action Steering Committee meets regularly the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Wilson Building Conference Room, located at 10 West Main Street in Cortez. Look on the website www.m-can.org for specific dates. All Montezuma Climate Action members are invited and encouraged to attend Steering Committee meetings. General public information meetings are held throughout the year and the public is invited to attend. These are announced in M-CAN newsletter at www.m-CAN.org. For more information and a location, call Jodi at 882-2401.


Montezuma County Caregiver Support Group

The Montezuma County Caregiver Support Group meets at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. The group is not limited to any specific diagnosis or health concern. Those who provide care to someone at home and need to network with others who share the challenges are welcome. For more information, contact Kathy or Crystal with Hospice of Montezuma at 565-4400.


Montezuma County Democratic Women

The Montezuma County Democratic Women meet at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Jack and Janelle’s Country Kitchen at 801 E. Main Street. The public is always welcome. For more information, contact Tonia Gurnea at 564-9336.


Montezuma County Historical Society

The regular monthly meeting of the Montezuma County Historical Society Board takes place at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Cortez Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road. This is a dutch treat lunch meeting. All members and others who are interested in preserving the history of our area are invited to attend. For more information, call Kelly Wilson at 565-9242.


Montezuma County Republican Central Committee

The Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at noon over lunch at Shiloh Steak House, 5 S. Veach, in Cortez. All interested people are invited. For more information, call Pat Rule at 749-2770.


Montezuma County Veterans of Foreign Wars

Montezuma County VFW Post #5231 meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Meetings are held at the VFW Post Home, 136 W. Grand Ave. in Mancos. For additional information, contact Cmdr. Wayne Nolan at 564-9550 or QM Danny Lobato at 564-1243.


National Alliance on Mental Illness Montelores

National Alliance on Mental Health, NAMI, Montelores Caregiver Support Meeting is held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park. Family members and caregivers of individuals with a mental illness are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Geri at 759-2416.


National Association of Retired Federal Employees

The National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1773 meet at 11:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. Locations will vary. All retired federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, contact Phyllis Kemble at 564-9161.


National Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group — Living Well with MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society support group — Living Well with MS meets at 5 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Montezuma County Health Department, 106 W. North St., Cortez. The support group will have information on alternative and new treatments for MS. For more information, call Delilah at 565-3056 ext. 228.


Over the Hill Gang Car Club

The Over the Hill Gang Car Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at different locations. The club is designed for individuals who enjoy car activities. For more information, contact Clarence at 565-3313 or Val at 565-6259, or e-mail Patty at patty_robichaux@hotmail.com.


Pinon Project Responsible Fatherhood Group

The Pinon Project Responsible Fatherhood Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the Pinon Project, 300 N. Elm St., Cortez. The group is designed to support fathers as they work on their relationships, work through tough situations and build better relationships with their children. For more information, contact the Pinon Project at 564-1195.


Postpartum Depression Support Group

The Postpartum Depression Support Group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at the Southwest Memorial Hospital Annex, 20 South Market Street, Cortez. This support group is for women who are suffering, may be suffering, or have suffered from postpartum depression. Drop ins are welcome. Contact Shauna at 560-2786 for more information.

Preceptor Alpha Theta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

Preceptor Alpha Theta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Beta Sigma Phi is an international women’s friendship network made up of women of all ages, interests, educational and economic backgrounds. Members-at-large or Beta Sigma Phi transferees to our area are invited to visit our chapter. Women who would like to know more about the organization or have an interest in joining should call Karen Foutz at 565-8780 or Phyllis Lockhart at 882-1225.


Red Hat Society

The Red Hat Society Chapter 62952, the Red Hot Mamas, meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at various times and locations. RHS is a place where women are royalty every day, a place where women open their hearts to share, support and care for one another and a place where fun reigns supreme. For more information, call Queen Mum Maxine at 564-8490.


Republican Women’s Club of Montezuma County

The Republican Women’s Club of Montezuma County meets at noon over lunch the second Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge, 2100 N. Dolores Road, Cortez. For more information, call Judi at 565-7370.


Rustlers 4-H Club

Rustlers 4-H club meets the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. New members are welcome. For more information, call Sadie Graf at 533-7548.


Southwest Artists League

The Southwest Artists League meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., except for the months of June through September, when the group meets in plein aire locations around the area. Guests interested in art are welcome. For more information about where each month’s plein aire group will meet during the summer, or to learn more about the League, contact LaDean Chadwick at 565-8843


Southwest Colorado Greens

The Southwest Colorado Greens meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. All interested individuals are welcome to attend. For more information and monthly meeting place, contact Jim Skvorc at 903-0944.


Southwest Intertribal Voice

Southwest Intertribal Voice meets at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, at 3900 South Hwy. 160, just south of Road D. Our meetings are held jointly with the Montelores Human Relations Coalition. Sweats in the Sweat Lodge are at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. We are a non-profit and incorporated group. Our mission is to increase awareness of traditional cultural values of all native Americans. At present, we are building a Ceremonial Hogan on our land on the site of the former All Nations Medicine Lodge. Call Art Neskahi at 739-7280 if you wish to use the Sweat Lodge for your own group, or for general information.


Southwest Singers

The Southwest Singers rehearse at 6:30 p.m. every Monday in the choir room of the First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park, Cortez. All who enjoy singing and music are encouraged to attend. You need not read music to participate. Your voice is welcome. For further information you can call Larry at 565-7804 or Ruth at 882-3870.


Spirituality Discussion Group

The Spirituality Discussion Group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday in the conference room at the Cortez Public Library, located at 202 N. Park Street. Organizers hope to promote the unity of humankind and world peace through spiritual growth. They would like to get people together from many different traditions to explore the idea that we are all interconnected, and to openly discuss spirituality from the viewpoint of different belief systems, customs, and backgrounds. For more information, contact Kathy Sehnert at 533-7707.


Southwest Woodworker’s Guild

The Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Come share your woodworking experiences and interest. For more information, call Rick at 533-7180.


Studies of the U.S. Constitution

Studies of the U.S. Constitution group meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Saturday at Shiloh restaurant, 5 S. Veach, Cortez. The group explores the profound intentions the Founding Fathers had for our great nation. Bring your interests and questions. For more information, e-mail Connie at 100m2dy@gmail.com.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meet at 11:30 a.m. every Friday at the Cortez Public Library meeting room, 202 N. Park. Come and learn better eating habits. For more information, call 882-4441.


Teen Computer Club

The Teen Computer Club will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Teens will meet in the Community Meeting Room at the Mancos Public Library, 211 E. First St., to work on various computer projects. All meetings of the group will have hands-on experience with digital devices, with a chance to disassemble, build, etc. At times regional computer geeks will visit and teach the group. These guest instructors will answer questions on specified topics such as animation, robotics, game development, and hacking. For more information, call the Mancos Library at 533-7600.


United Search and Rescue

United Search and Rescue has its monthly business meetings every fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, 730 E. Driscoll St., Cortez, and training meetings on the second Monday of each month at various locations. United Search and Rescue is a nonprofit, all volunteer group that is always open to new members 18 years or older. For more information, call Kirk at 749-1941 or Dale at 739-7685.


Veteran’s Assistance Group

An unofficial Veteran’s Assistance Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at 24993 County Road S, north of Cortez (the corner of Lebanon Road and County Road S). Find help with disability claims, applications for education benefits, contacting Veterans Assistance Association, medical benefits, and appeals, or just get help dealing with the system. Veterans are invited to stop in and check it out if you need assistance, or if you can help out with assisting other veterans. For more information contact Jim Coleman at 560-4156.