Gardening classes, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Center Food Pantry, 30 N. Beech St., Unit C. Free. Three programs: gardening for adults, gardening for teens and indigenous foods. Participants do not needs to attend all classes. Details and registration: www.goodsamscortez.org/garden.
June 1-June 13
Tall Tales of the Lost Temple with ventriloquist Meghan Casey of Rocky Mountain Puppets. Link will be posted on www.cityofcortez.com/141/Library (copy/paste link directly into a browser) and www.facebook.com/CortezLibrary.
June 1-July 15
Tails and Tales summer reading program, host by Cortez Public Library. Free. Ages 1-18. Read four books to earn the first prize. Read four more books for another prize and entry into the grand prize drawing. Registration required. Details: register at www.facebook.com/CortezLibrary or at the library, 202 N. Park St.
Wednesday, June 9
Four Corners Lecture Series: Federico: one man’s journey from Tututepec to L.A. with Shelby Tisdale, 7 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.sjbas.org.
Thursday, June 10
Four Corners Lecture Series: Perishable artifacts in the BLM’s Cerberus collection, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.
Four Corners Lecture Series: Star stories: Mes Verde’s dark skies with Spencer Burke, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.
Saturday, June 12
League of Women Voters of Montezuma County A program on equine assisted learning, 10 a.m., Zoom. Presented by Lynne Howarth, executive director of Medicine Horse Center in Mancos. Details: www.facebook.com/lwvmontezuma.org.
June 13-June 28
Steve Weeks Music virtual performance, hosted by Cortez Public Library. Link to be posted on www.cityofcortez.com/141/Library (copy/paste link directly into a browser) and www.facebook.com/CortezLibrary.
Wednesday, June 16
Mythology of Constellations with Fiske Planetarium CU Boulder, 6 p.m., Zoom. Ages 8-12. Limited spaces available. Details: To register call the library at 565-8117.
Saturday, June 26
Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen annual poker ride, check-in 8:30 a.m., last rider out 10 a.m., West Mancos Road. Camping June 25-27. Certified weed-free hay required. Children welcome if accompanied by adult. No dogs or stallions. Evening entertainment. Details: www.mesaverdehorsemen.com.
Saturday, July 3
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Pennies For Pets fundraiser, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Cortez Farmers Market, 109 W. Main St. Donate change at the market’s community booth. Funds help cats and dogs of Montezuma and Dolores. Details: 565-PETS/7387.
Thursday, July 8
Four Corners Lecture Series: The archaeology of Road Canyon, Utah with Ryan Spittler, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.
Wednesday, July 14
Four Corners Lecture Series: Diné survivance and the Old Luepp Boarding School with Davina Two Bears, 7 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.sjbas.org.
Saturday, July 24
Twelfth annual Children’s Festival, 9 a.m.-noon, Veterans Park. Free health and mental health screenings for children, family resources, games and entertainment. Volunteers needed. Details: Katrina at 564-3211, sign up at forms.gle/wExAjWkSZBm45z3U8.
Thursday, Aug. 19
Four Corners Lecture Series: Being ‘sheepminded:’ an ethnoarchaeological study of Navajo pastoralism and its historical trajectory, with Wade Campbell, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.
Thursday, Aug. 26
Four Corners Lecture Series: Preserving and exhibiting southwestern jewelry from Mary Colter with Tara Travis, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: crowcanyon.org.
Saturday, Aug. 28
Four Corners Lecture Series: Exploring Utah’s Bears Ears and Cedar Mesa, 2 p.m., CANM theater room if conditions allow or virtual. Free. Details: www.swcocanyons.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 8
Four Corners Lecture Series: Reconstructing the Pueblo Bonito Mounds, with Wirt Wills, 7 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.sjbas.org.
Thursday, Sept. 9
Four Corners Lecture Series: Ancient ornithology and continuity of the Four Corners, with Chuck LaRue, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.
Thursday, Sept. 16
Four Corners Lecture Series: Ancestral Puebloan fishing strategies in New Mexico’s middle Rio Grande, with Jonathan Dombrowsky, 4 p.m., CANM theater room if conditions allow or virtual. Free. Details: www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/colorado/canyons-of-the-ancients.
Thursday, Oct. 7
Four Corners Lecture Series: The Wallace Great House assemblage, with Michelle Turner, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 13
Four Corners Lecture Series: Before Yellowstone, with Douglas MacDonald, 7 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.sjbas.org.
Thursday, Oct. 14
Four Corners Lecture Series: Indigenous subsistence on the Colorado Plateau, with Lisbeth Louderback and Bruce Pavlik, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 20
Four Corners Lecture Series: Preliminary results of the drone-based sensing project of Chaco-era road, with Jonathan Till and Kenny Wintch, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.friendsofcedarmesa.org.
Thursday, Oct. 21
Four Corners Lecture Series: Hopi history at the Homol’ovi settlement cluster, with Chuck Adams, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.
Thursday, Oct. 28
Four Corners Lecture Series: The Maize Database Project with Mark Varien, 4 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.crowcanyon.org.
Four Corners Lecture Series: Paquime, 7 p.m., virtual. Free. Details: www.sjbas.org.
Every other Wednesday beginning June 16
Red Dress Committee/Cortez Four Corners MMIP Committee meeting, noon-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 p.m., The Pinon Project, 210 E. Main St. Support group for parents, caretaker, or guardians of children with special needs or behavioral challenges. Childcare available with advanced arrangements. Details: Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 564-1195.
Disabled American Veterans, chapter 44 Lindsay-Geer monthly meeting, 12:30 p.m., lunch at noon, Veterans Outreach Center, 432 N. Broadway.
Conservative Grounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 40 E. Main St. Come in for coffee, friendship, conversations and outreach. All are welcome. Details: 560-6643.
Southwest Artists League, 10 a.m., Annex Building, 107 N. Chestnut. Artists may paint, draw. Call (720) 448-0418.
Bridge, 1:30-4 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Washington St. Beginners, veteran players and experts welcome. Coffee and snacks provided along with light fellowship. Attendees should be vaccinated and/or masked. Details: 565-7024 or 565-6088.
Montelores Catholic Community LIFT Religious Education classes, 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.
Game Night with Piñon Project, 6 p.m., virtual. Ages 7-17. Free. Landon, 529-3305 or email@example.com.
Every Saturday beginning June 19
Red Dress Awareness and Action events, noon-2 p.m., corner of Main Street and Mildred Road. Details: (612) 422-0791.
The Cortez Library Radio Show, 3:30-4 p.m., ksjd.org/#stream/0 or stations 90.5 FM or 91.5 FM. Join Ms. Laura as she reads.
Dolores Mountain Quilters meeting, 9:30 a.m. social, 10 a.m. meeting, Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Masks required. Limit 50 people. Guests must RSVP. Suzanne, (404) 374-6558 or firstname.lastname@example.org; doloresmountainquilters.org.
Wednesdays, June 2 through October
Dolores Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Flanders Park. Local fruits, vegetables, meats, art and crafts. Live music. Susan Lisak 426-9902.
Saturday, June 19
Mancos BurroFest, noon, downtown Mancos. Free. Grand Entry features 15 costumed burros participating in an obstacle course. Artist features and demonstrations. Details: www.mancoscreativedistrict.com.
Saturday, June 26
Doo-Wah Riders performance, 7:30 p.m., Lion’s Wilderness Amphitheater, 5800 College Blvd. $10 adults, $6 children. Details: www.fmtn.org/shows or (505) 599-1148.
Thursdays-Saturdays, July 8-Aug. 1
Mamma Mia!, Lion’s Wilderness Amphitheater, 5800 College Blvd. $15 adults, $12 children. Details: www.fmtn.org/shows or (505) 599-1148.
Saturday, Aug. 7
ARTrageous performance, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $6 children. Details: www.fmtn.org/shows or (505) 599-1148.
Thursdays, June 3-Oct. 28
Downtown Maker’s Market, 4:30 p.m., Orchard Park. Baked goods, jams and jellies, handmade goods, art, repurposed items, antiques and vintage items.
Every other Wednesday
Painting with Class, 6 p.m., Inspired Moments Event Center, 310 W. Main St. $30. All supplies included.
Sunday, June 13
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Concert and Barn Dance, 5-8 p.m., River Bend Ranch. $15 for adults through June 6, $20 online after June 6 and at the door. Children 12 and younger free. www.durangocowboygathering.org.