A&E Briefs

Author at Cultural Center Friday night

Local author and Colorado Book Awards finalist David Feela will be at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market, Cortez, for a reading and book signing of “How Delicate these Arches: Footnotes from the Four Corners” from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, For more information, call 565-1151.

‘Body of War’ screens at Conscious Movie Night

Center of Light presents a special feature at Conscious Movie Night, “Body of War” on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Sophia Peace Center, 19581 Road 31; in Dolores, turn left on 11th St., go 1.8 miles, and look for the large sign with the dove on the left. These events provide a way for people to talk about inspiring movies on a deeper level and is also a great opportunity to meet like-minded people. “Body of War” is a documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine — wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week. This film is Tomas’ coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war. Scenes of Tomas speaking out against the war are interspersed with the packaged historic debate in both houses of Congress, and the vote by vote tally in the U.S. Senate. This event is free. If you would like to make a donation, we will send it to an organization that’s truly helping the world. To RSVP or for more information, contact Rev Meira Leonard at 882-2123 or RevMeira@CentersOfLight.org.

Harvest Fest Celebration

The Dolores Chamber will host a Harvest Fest Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food vendors, produce vendors, live music featuring Louis Edwards and Yesterday, free Galloping Goose rides and more. It will be held in front of Town Hall on Hwy. 145. There is still room for more produce vendors. Call Ruby Gonzales at 882-7717 or the chamber at 882-4018 for more information.

Author/Mountain Gazette editor Fayhee book reading

M. John Fayhee, long-time editor of the Mountain Gazette, will read from his two new books at the Spruce Tree Coffeehouse, 318 E. Main St. in Cortez, on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. The event will include readings from “The Colorado Mountain Companion: A Potpourri of Useful Miscellany from the Highest Parts of the Highest State” and “Smoke Signals: Wayward Journeys Through the Old Heart of the New West.” Fayhee calls “The Colorado Mountain Companion,” which references Cortez numerous times, the proudest achievement among his 10 previously published books. That research journey came to include chapters as disparate as the movies that have been filmed in the Colorado mountains, mountain-based songs, climatic and altitude-based data, Olympic athletes who hail from the High Country, Native American history, natural science, ski history and much, much more. For more information, call Spruce Tree at 565-6789.