A&E Briefs

Four Corners Community Band Christmas concerts

The Four Corners Community Band will play three Christmas concerts in early December: Mesa Verde Open House at Chapin Mesa Museum on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6:25 to 7:15 p.m.; Kiwanis Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Montezuma County Annex, 103 N. Chestnut St.; and Luminaria Night at Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery, 26650 Road P on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.fourcornerscommunityband.com, or call Sue at 564-1245.

For Pets’ Sake Holiday Bake Sale to benefit local pets

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society will hold a Holiday Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the north entrance to City Market in Cortez. There will be lots of cookies, cakes, pies, breads and homemade dog treats. Proceeds from the fundraiser will aid the population of Montezuma and Dolores counties. In addition to running a spay/neuter assistance programs, For Pets’ Sake provides foster homes for animals awaiting adoption and helps local people pay for emergency veterinary care for their pets. Donations of baked goods from the group’s members and supporters can be dropped off at City Market starting at 9:30 a.m. the morning of the sale. Baked goods can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 at Let It Grow Nursery on Mildred across from the Colorado Welcome Center. For more information, contact Janet at 533-7402.

Southwest Singers’ Chamber Choir Christmas concerts

The Southwest Singers’ Chamber Choir will celebrate Christmas with two concerts, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 7 and 8. Concerts will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Cortez, 515 N. Park St. Please join us for light refreshments afterwards. For more information, call Choir Director, Ruth Wilson at 882-3870.

Art, Herbs & Gadgets Holiday Party

Join the Geeks on Grand, Twig Woman Herbs and the Accidental Art Gallery on Friday, Dec. 7, for an evening of food, friends, fun, and good cheer! Immediately after the Christmas Tree Lighting, we will open our doors at 145 Grand Ave. in Mancos to the community for an open-house Holiday Party. The Geeks will showcase some technology and gadgets, Twig Woman Herbs will have samples of teas, essential oils and other natural remedies, and the Accidental Art Gallery will feature new art. For questions, contact Victoria Petersen at 533-9926, or email info@geeksongrand.com.

Heart to Heart Christmas Concert

Heart to Heart, Montezuma Crisis Pregnancy Center, will host their annual Christmas Concert, “We Have a Savior” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at Lifeway Baptist Church, 601 N. Dolores Rd., Cortez. Musicians from many area churches will bring musical numbers celebrating the joy of what God has done for us. All are welcome. Offerings will be accepted to support the services of Heart to Heart in our area. For information, call 565-0979.

Mancos Valley Chorus Christmas concerts

The Mancos Valley Chorus Christmas concert is coming. This year, in addition to new songs, we’ll bring back some of our favorite Christmas songs from the past ten years, including “Sleigh Ride,” “I’m Gonna Email Santa,” and “Prayer of the Children.” Please join us for a “Christmas Past” concert on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., or Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m., both at Mancos United Methodist Church on 470 W. Grand Ave., Mancos. For questions call Carol at 882-0120 or visit www.mancosvalleychorus.org.

Let it Grow’s 7th Annual Free Coffee Tasting

Let it Grow is proud to present our 7th Annual Free Coffee Tasting on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Let It Grow Nursery & Garden Market, 90 N. Mildred Rd. in Cortez. Exceptional coffees from around the world micro batch roasted on site will be featured for your sampling enjoyment. Call 565-3099 for more information.

Dolores River Brewery Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

The Dolores River Brewery Holiday Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Brewery, 100 S. 4th St., Dolores. Local artists will have pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber arts, fine chocolates, handmade soaps and more for sale. There will also be live music, chair massages, refreshments and good cheer! For more information, contact Michele Martz at 562-4494.