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Trivia Night at WildEdge

WildEdge Trivia Night featuring FLTI

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FLTI Trivia Night!

On Tuesday, December 11th, WildEdge is having a Trivia Night featuring FLTI! Learn more and test your knowledge about Family Leadership Training Institute. It is lots of fun — join us if you can!

When: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 800 PM
Where: WildEdge Brewing Collective
                111 N Market St, Cortez

Family Leadership Training Institute

Family Leadership Training Institute 2019

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Family Leadership Training Institute

We are gearing up for our next round of FLTI, with classes starting in January 2019. This year there will be mini-grant money available for participants to apply for to assist in implementing their community projects. View the flyer for details. For more info, contact our local site coordinator, Trish Peters, at or (970) 560-1360.

This 20 week program is FREE to participants, and dinner and childcare are included. Apply online here!

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!


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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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