Datebook for Jan. 8

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10 a.m. The Humane Society of Moffat County is hosting a meeting at the Golden Cavvy. Volunteers are needed. Call the Humane Society voicemail at 870-7500.

2 p.m. Children's story-hour will be held at the Moffat County Library, 570 Green St. for children ages 5 to 8. A winter theme book, activity and snack will be provided. RSVP by calling 824-5116.

5 p.m. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary 4265 hosts a family-style free dinner for senior citizens at the VFW restaurant, 419 E. Victory Way, upstairs. They will be serving sloppy joes, coleslaw and cupcakes. Money from VFW bingo goes to host the event. Call 824-7145.

Sunday, Jan. 9

1:30 p.m. Bingo will be held at the VFW, 419 E. Victory Way. Call 824-7145.

9 a.m. NOWECOS (Craig Snowmobile Club) will leave from the Craig Middle School north parking lot for a club ride. All snowmobilers are welcome. Call David Bray at 824-4984.

5 p.m. Awana for children ages 3 to those in grade 12 will meet at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave. Call Pastor Rod Compton at 824-5222.

6 p.m. Awana for seventh- and eighth-graders will meet at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St. Call Pastor Brian Haynes.

Monday, Jan. 10

5:30 p.m. LIFE, a weight-loss group, meets at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St., Call Joan at 824-6611 or Ken at 824-6806.

6 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club will hold a public information meeting at Holiday Inn, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13 to update the public on completed and future projects and plans.

7 p.m. Emerald City Opera will hold singer auditions for "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" at Moffat County High School. Auditions also will be held in Steamboat on Tuesday. Call Karen at 879-1996 for more information.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

7 a.m. The Boys and Girls Club will hold a public information meeting at the Holiday Inn, 300 S. Colo. 13, to update the public about completed and future projects and plans.

8 a.m. The COMA task force's Ministerial Alliance and Outreach for Meth Victims will hold a prayer session until 9 a.m. at St. Mark's Church, 657 Green St. Fellowship at Serendipity, 576 Yampa Ave., will follow immediately. All clergy of the community and those who naturally adopt a companioning attitude toward those in grief are invited to the prayer sessions. For more information, call F. Neil Folks at 824-0312.

9 a.m. The Swearing-in Ceremony for new commissioners Saed Tayyara and Tom Gray will take place until 10 a.m. at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, in the main conference room. Refreshments will be served. Call Gena Hinkemeyer at 824-5517.

Noon. Friends of the Library will have a brown bag lunch at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Call 824-5116.

7 p.m. New member and parent orientation will be held at the Boys and Girls Club, 1324 U.S. Highway 40. New members, parents and interested community members are encouraged to attend. Call 826-0411.

7 p.m. The Moffat County School District and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition are offering a new program called Creating Lasting Family Connections. The program is designed to help youths be successful by learning to stand up for themselves and avoid alcohol, drugs and violence. The program will be available to CMS students and their parents at no cost and meets once a week for five weeks until 8:30 p.m. at the School Administration Building, 775 Yampa Ave. You should have signed up by Tuesday. Call Westley du Pont at 824-1022 or Cindy Biskup at 824-5752.

7 p.m. The Craig Community Neighborhood watch, part of the Communities Overcoming Meth Abuse task force, will meet at The Memorial Hospital, 785 Russell St., in the cafeteria. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

Craig Branch of the Moffat County Library will be closed for installation of new computers.

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

6:30 p.m. Awana for children ages 3 through those in sixth grade will meet at the First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St. Call Pastor Brian Haynes at 8244-5926.

7 p.m. Craig Youth Soccer Association will be holding its first meeting for the 2005 season at the Boys and Girls Club. All players, parents, coaches, referees and anyone interested in finding out about the soccer season should attend. Call Gene Bilodeau 824-5583.

Thursday, Jan. 13

9:30 a.m. The Craig Book Club meets at the First Congregational Church, 635 Green St. The club is reviewing "Waiting for snow in Havana," by Carlos Eire. For more information, call Patti at 826-0412.

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. An ice painting project will follow the story. Call 824-5116.

4 p.m. Compassionate Friends will meet until 5 p.m. at First Congregational Church in the library room. Call Audrey Danner at 824-6636.

6 p.m. Teen Mothers of Preschoolers will meet at Calvary Baptist Church until 7:30 p.m. All mothers with children from newborns to those in kindergarten are welcome. Dinner and child care will be provided. Call 824-6549.

6:30 p.m. Auditions for the first production of the Craig Performing Arts Project Theater Group will be held at Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., for the play "Something's Afoot." Everyone is encouraged to audition. Call the library 824-5116 with any questions.

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

Saturday, Jan. 15

9 a.m. The VFW, 419 E. Victory Way, is hosting a "Just Say No" coloring contest for children in grades 1 to 4 and a poster contest for children in grades 5 to 8 until 11 a.m. upstairs. Crayons, colored pencils and markers will be provided. Bring your own poster board or finished poster. Cookies and beverages will be served. A parent must accompany the student. Call Dora Watson at 824-2251.

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