A&E Briefs

Local author Greaves reads from, signs 'Hard Twisted'

Local author Chuck Greaves will read from and sign copies of his second novel "Hard Twisted" at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. There will be copies of the novel available for purchase at the event. This literary force of fiction, born from a story of kidnap, murder, secrets and betrayal, was released on Nov. 13. To read more about Greaves and his latest book see a Nov. 20 Cortez Journal article at http://tinyurl.com/a4th8ts.

Christmas story reading of Grandpa and the Christmas Crib

People of all ages (but especially families with children) will enjoy the charming Christmas story "Grandpa and the Christmas Crib," performed by J.W. Keleher at the Cortez Cultural Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. The setting for the story is Poland and centers around the building of a traditional crib (manger) for the annual Krakow, Poland, competition. The Cultural Center is located at 25 N. Market St. For more information, call 565-1151.

Conscious Movie Night presents 'Joyeux NoŽl'

The Center of Light will screen "Joyeux NoŽl" at Conscious Movie Night on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Sophia Peace Center, 19581 Road 31, in Dolores. "Joyeux NoŽl" is a film about the World War I Christmas truce of December 1914, depicted through the eyes of French, Scottish and German soldiers. For more information or to RSVP, contact Deacon Crystal Kaems or Deacon Bridget Wyatt at 882-2123.