A&E Briefs

Moetones to play at Mancos Valley Distillery

The Moetones will play their rockin’ mountain roots music at Mancos Valley Distillery, 116 N. Main St. in Mancos, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Doors open at 5 p.m. Check out their music at www.reverbnation.com or on Facebook. For more information, call Ian at 946-0229.

Cowboy Church Fall Round-up chuckwagon event

The Southwest Cowboy Church will host their first-ever Fall Round-Up event on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center, 21176 Rd. S. At noon, a chuckwagon meal of cowboy coffee, cowboy cobbler, and cowboy beans, cooked by JD Baker of the Sons of the Pioneers, will be served. Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs will also be available at no cost. The meal is followed at 2 p.m. with entertainment from Sky Shivers, a cowboy humorist, Sam Noble, cowboy poet of the Bar-D, and a concert by the Line Camp Riders. The event is free. A love offering will be taken. Call 882-1433 for more information.

‘An Evening With Mark Twain’ fundraiser event

“An Evening With Mark Twain” by Dennis Seibel is the program of the local Women’s Cancer Coalition’s 10th Annual Pink Ribbon Affair on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside St. Spouses, families and friends are invited to attend this special evening that honors breast and all cancer survivors. In addition to Mark Twain, there will be an Americana-style show, an all-American buffet, a silent auction of great values, and fun door prizes. All proceeds from the $15 ticket assist Montezuma and Dolores County women with cancer screening. Tickets will be available at the door. If you have items to donate to the silent auction, please drop them off at Planned Parenthood in Cortez or call 882-4484 for pick up or for more information.

New Odyssey kicks-off concerts season

New Odyssey, a band with three guys and 30 instruments, will kick off SouthWest Colorado Concerts 2012/2013 season on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Montezuma-Cortez High School auditorium. All of them play the trumpet ... and the sax ... and, well, 28 other instruments. With classic rock, country, novelty and specialty arrangements, and a good dose of comedy, they provide a fun evening for the entire family. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., when doors open. Season tickets (for all four concerts) are $45 for adult and $5 for youth (18 years and under); single tickets are $20 for adult and $5 for youth. Call Paul Bostrom at 565-9127 or Joyce Stevenson at 565-4757 for more information.

M-CHS presents ‘The End of the World’ haunted house

Montezuma-Cortez High School is excited to present, “The End of the World,” the most elaborate haunted house the theater department has created. Victims will enter into an apocalyptic nightmare of nuclear holocaust and zombies that is sure to provide a thrilling and terrifying experience. Also, the Thespian Troupe will be participating in a national food drive known as, “Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat,” sponsored by the International Thespian Society. They will be gathering non-perishable food items for the Cortez food bank. Bring a donation and receive $1 off of your haunted house ticket. Cost of admission is $5 per person. It will be held in the M-CHS Auditorium on Oct. 26 and 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. and Oct. 30 and 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. The haunted house is not recommended for small children. Please come and support your local theater troupe.

Artists sought for Cultural Center’s Juried Art Show

The Cortez Cultural Center hosts its 20th Annual Juried Art Show Monday, Nov. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 1. Artist applications and entry fee are due Friday, Oct. 19; applications are available at www.cortezculturalcenter.org, or can be picked up at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. For more information, contact the Cultural Center at 565-1151 or info@cortezculturalcenter.org.