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Family Day – November 2018

MECC Turkey Day 2018

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Turkey Day, Family Day

Gobble gobble! MECC will be hosting a daytime family event on November 20th with crafts, family photos, food, and more … all FREE! Please RSVP to (970) 564-3211 or so that we have enough food and supplies for everyone. Hope to see you there!

When: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Johnson Building – Room 110
                925 S. Broadway, Cortez

Lunch & Learn – Childcare Tax Credit

Friday, October 19th, MECC and Team UP are happy to be hosting a lunch and learn with the Executive Director of EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children) about the Colorado Childcare Tax Credit (CCTC). We’ll talk about how you can support local childcare programs with an income tax credit — a great deal for individuals, businesses and providers.

EPIC Lunch and Learn invitation

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When: Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Where: Cortez Welcome Center, upstairs
Cost: FREE

We are providing lunch, so please RSVP to or call (970) 749-7017.

What’s CCTC? Watch this 3-minute video for an overview:

School Supplies Needed

MECC Backpack Drive 2018

It’s in the Bag Backpack Drive is revving up for a new season. The Montelores Early Childhood, Cortez Retail Enhancement Assoc., Marketing and Events of the City of Cortez, and the Cortez Public Library are partnering to bring kids a backpack of school supplies, books and socks. We would also like to offer back-to-school haircuts.

We are in need of monetary donations, socks, and hair stylists who like to donate their time for a good cause. We will be posting drop off locations and wish lists soon!

The backpack giveaway is slated for Thursday, August 16, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the 3rd Thursday Market in Montezuma Park on the corner of Montezuma and Market streets.

Ways to Get Involved

Help us reach our goal of raising $2,500!


Download Printable 2-Sided Flyer:


Discover Health / Descubre la Salud GRAND OPENING

Discover Health / Descubre la Salud is a FREE interactive bilingual exhibition that makes learning about health science topics fun for all ages, April 7-July 2  at Cortez Public Library. This series of events includes story times, nutritional health workshops, health screenings, and more.

Join us for the Grand Opening!

Date: Sat. April 21, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Cortez Public Library
202 N. Park St., Cortez, CO 81321

Check out the library’s Facebook page for more upcoming events.

Discover Health / Descubre la Salud

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April Storytimes at the Cortez Public Library

The Raising Readers Storytime program is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cortez Public Library, located at 202 N. Park St., Cortez, CO.

Older children are welcome to join us for a craft at 11:15 a.m.

Thurs., April 5th — Favorite Author/Illustrator — Beatrix Potter
Thurs., April 12th — National Poetry Month
Thurs., April 19th — Earth Day
Thurs., April 26th — Space w/ special guest Jennifer Frost of The Anasazi Heritage Center

We offer songs, stories, crafts and silliness. Please join us!

For more information, contact the library at 970-565-8117.

Family Night – January 2018

MECC Family Night January 2018

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Snowman Family Night

Hello and Happy New Year! MECC’s first family night of 2018 promises to be snow much fun!! See the flyer for more details. We are trying an online RSVP through Facebook Events – give it a try – if that doesn’t work for you, feel free to call or email your response. Regardless, please do RSVP so we have enough food and supplies for everyone!

When: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Where: Johnson Building – Room 110
                925 S. Broadway, Cortez