Datebook for Oct. 27

Today
The Moffat County Ice Arena is open for the 2004 skating season. Session times vary according to the daily schedule of hockey practice and figure skating practice. Open skating sessions are 1 1/2 hours and are available every day. Each session costs $2.50, and skate rental is available for $3 a day. Take-home schedules for October are available at the Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park. Call 824-3011.

Today is the deadline to submit entries for the pumpkin decorating contest at Moffat County Library, 570 Green St. No carvings. Call 824-5116.

The Craig Intermediate School Science Department is having an Earth Treasure Fair this week during school hours, 201 E. Ninth St. Jewelry, key chains, desk sets and other items made from rocks, minerals and fossils will be available for purchase. The money raised will pay for a science presentation for students. Call 824-3287.

8 a.m. Community Coat Drive distribution will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave., in Craig, until noon through Nov. 5. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to noon. Anyone who needs a coat may come. One coat per person per year. Parents may pick up coats for children. Call 824-5222.

9 a.m. U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed in Craig by the Moffat County Department of Social Services, 595 Breeze St., until 11 a.m. All households receiving commodities must be recertified each year. A picture identification, proof of address and income or current eligibility is required. Call 824-8282.

11:45 a.m. Moffat County on the Move meets at the cooperative extension office, 539 Barclay St., until 1 p.m. Call 824-9108.

Noon The Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association will have its last meeting of the year at the Yampa Valley Golf Club Restaurant. Call Faye Paulson at 824-5920.

Noon Alcoholics Anonymous has an open women's meeting at 50 S. Ranney St. Call 824-7320.

3 p.m. Quest Bible-based program for children in grades kindergarten through fourth will meet at the First Congregational Church, 630 Green St., until 4:45 p.m. through April 30. Stories, activities and snacks will be provided. Call 824-3039.

5 p.m. The Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Center are having an after-hours mixer, during which community members can meet the new specialists at TMH and tour the remodeled waiting areas. Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be served, and live entertainment will be provided by the Yampa Valley Boys. The mixer will be held until 7 p.m. at TMH, 785 Russell St. Call 824-9411.

6 p.m. The Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. vice president, Arrin Hawkins, will speak at the SWP campaign office on 11 W. Victory Way, Suite 205. Call 824-6380.
6:30 p.m. The Parent's Toolbox: How to Enjoy Being a Parent, a free parent education and support group, will meet until 8 p.m. in the Board Room of the Moffat County Administration Building, 775 Yampa Ave. Parents with children from preschool through elementary can attend. Snack and child care will be provided. Call Jennifer Langley at 826-4249 to register.

6:30 p.m. Awana for children ages 3 through sixth grade meets at the First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St. Call Pastor Brian Haynes at 824-5926.

7 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club of Craig is looking for volunteers. If you are interested, attend the volunteer meeting at the Boys and Girls Club building at 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. Call Rob Lynn at 826-0411.

7 p.m. HEARTBEAT, a support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide, meets at Serendipity, 576 Yampa Ave., in Craig. Call Barb Seed or Tracey Lathrop at 824-6541.

7 p.m. A community slideshow and presentation by Erik Molvar, a wildlife biologist and author of "Wild Wyoming, will be hosted by Friends of Northwest Colorado at the Center of Craig, 600 Yampa Ave. The evening will focus on Wyoming's Red Desert and conservation issues within the greater Red Desert, which encompasses part of Northwest Colorado. Discussion and book signing will be after the presentation. Call Tim at 826-0927.

8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous has an open meeting for Big Book Study/Step Study at 50 S. Ranney St. Call 824-7320.
Thursday, Oct. 28
8 a.m. Community Coat Drive distribution will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave., in Craig, until noon through Nov. 5. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to noon. Anyone who needs a coat may come. One coat per person per year. Parents may pick up coats for children. Call 824-5222.

10 a.m. Children's story hour will be held at the Moffat County Library, 570 Green St. Another story hour will be held at 11 a.m. Call 824-5116.

10 a.m. Hunter Sight-in at Bears Ears Sportsman Club, Cedar Mountain Rifle Range until dark. The cost is $5 a rifle. Targets and spotting scopes will be provided, and range officers will be on duty. The range is 4.5 miles north of Country General on Moffat County Road 7. Call 826-0150.

11:30 a.m. Club 20 is holding a Moffat County Caucus meeting at Beef and Peppers Restaurant, 1111 Victory Way, until 1 p.m. Moffat County representatives on the Club 20 board will be elected and there will be general discussion of issues of interest.

7 p.m. Knights of Columbus will meet at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 678 School St. Call 824-5488 or 824-5330.

8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous has an open meeting at 50 S. Ranney St. Call 824-7320.
Friday, Oct. 29
Friday is the deadline to enter your decorated pumpkin, squash, gourd, etc., (no carvings) in the pumpkin contest at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries. The contest is open to all ages and prizes will be awarded for funniest, scariest, most elaborate, most colorful and most original. Call 824-5116.

8 a.m. Community Coat Drive distribution will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave., in Craig, until noon through Nov. 5. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to noon. Anyone who needs a coat may come. Parents may pick up coats for children. Call 824-5222 for more information.

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