Datebook for Dec. 9

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10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Downtown Business Association hosts Hometown Holiday with live music in downtown Craig.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual nativity set display will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Ninth Street and Finley. Use the north door. Admission is free.

1 to 4 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Lutheran Church of Grace host Christmas Fair Trade Fair and Victorian Christmas Tea at the churches, 657 Green St. Tickets for the tea are available in advance. Call Susie at 824-9633.

1 to 4 p.m. Colorado Northwestern Community College's criminal justice program invites the community to a personal safety course at the Weiss Activity Center on the Rangely campus. The cost is $10 per person. Call 675-3331.

2 p.m. The Browns Hole Homemaker's Club hosts Old-Time Christmas at Lodore Hall in Browns Park. The event is free and features Santa Claus and a free turkey dinner. Take a salad or dessert to share, and a gift for each child. Call 269-3000 or 824-2251.

Monday, Dec. 11

5 p.m. The Northwest Colorado Homeschool Association has its annual Christmas party at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Crafts start at 5 p.m., with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Take soup and a bread item or soup and a dessert to share and a wrapped Christmas ornament for the gift exchange. Call 824-9644 to sign up to participate in the talent show. All homeschooling families are invited to attend. The cost is $5 for non-association families who attend.

5:15 p.m. The Humane Society of Moffat County will hold its meeting at the Golden Cavvy Restaurant, 538 Yampa Ave. It is open to the public. Call 870-7500.

Thursday, Dec. 14

9:30 a.m. The Craig Book Club will meet at the Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. Erik Larson's "The Devil in the White City" is to be reviewed by Susie Began-Violette. Call Emily at 824-5456.

4 p.m. The Craig Poetry Group has its meeting at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave. All local poets are invited to share cookies and verse. Call 824-3990.

6:30 p.m. Child Care Network, Moffat County School District and Moffat County Child Care Provider Association host a meeting about the development, implementation and expansion of community-based early childhood systems' request for proposals in the school board meeting room at 775 Yampa Ave.

Friday, Dec. 15

5 p.m. Deadline to turn in applications for Christmas for Kids. Christmas for Kids' applications are available at United Way's 651 Yampa Ave. location. Applications can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Christmas for Kids is a way to help parents provide gifts for their children. Toys will be dispersed on Dec. 19 and Dec. 21 between 5 and 8 p.m. at the old Rent-X building, located at 1320 W. Victory Way. For more information, call 824-6222.

Saturday, Dec. 16

9 a.m. Elk's National Hoop Shoot Contest at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 East U.S. Highway 40. Boys and girls age 8-13 can register at 8 a.m. before the shoot, or by calling Dora or Jody at 824-2251.

1 to 2 p.m. Share Craig Distribution Day takes place at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 678 School St. Call Karen at 824-7939.

2 p.m. The Elk's first annual cake walk takes place at the Elk's Lodge. Ten tickets cost $1. Children younger than 12 years old may participate for free. Call Dora at 824-2251.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Share Craig Distribution Day takes place at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 678 School St. Call Karen at 824-7939.

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