A&E Briefs

George Geer Memorial Car Show

The George Geer Memorial Car Show, hosted by Southwest Chapter 2 Blue Star Moms, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 in Centennial Park. Pre-registration for participants is $25 at Angel’s Endzone on Friday night, Aug. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m., or on Saturday morning, Aug. 11, registration is $35 at 8 a.m. The show will be open to the public at 10 a.m., with awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. In conjunction with the car show, there will also be a burn-off contest at Angel’s Endzone. George liked to hear the power of an engine, smell rubber and see smoke. The entry fee for participants is $25 and trophies will be awarded. Also, that night there will be an exhibition of radio controlled vehicles. For more information about the events, contact Sandi at 560-2572.

M.A.D. Art Show artists’ reception

Are you mad about art? Join Vivienne Kenyon and Melissa McIntyre at an artists’ reception on Friday, Aug. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. The pair’s M.A.D. (Mother and Daughter) Art Show will run in the gallery Aug. 7 through Sept. 3. For more information, call 565-1151.

Navajo Code Talker will speak at celebration

Sam Sandoval, a World War II Veteran and Navajo Code Talker, celebrates National Code Talker Day at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Learn about the crucial role Native Americans played in the war through “the unbreakable code.” For more information, call 565-1151.

Award-winning film, ‘Fambul Tok’ screens in Mancos

The Mancos Public Library will host a screening of the award-winning film “Fambul Tok” (Family Talk) on Thursday, Aug. 16 in the meeting room at the library, 211 W. First St. at 7 p.m. Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war come together for the first time in an unprecedented program of tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. Through reviving their ancient practice of family talk, Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grass-roots level — succeeding where the international community’s post-conflict efforts failed. Filled with lessons for the West, this film explores the depths of a culture that believes that true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals — and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 533-7600.

Spaghetti Supper and Talent Show

The Dolores United Methodist Church will hold a Spaghetti Supper and Talent Show, Friday, Aug. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. to raise funds to support a mission outreach to the Dolores Elementary School’s Wednesday afternoon program. Come enjoy great food followed by a fun evening of song, dance and comedy. Great for the entire family. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child under 10, and a maximum of $25 for a family of three or more. Purchasing tickets early is recommended: call the church at 882-7780. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.