Michelle Balleck: Summer’s end is nearing so enjoy it now

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Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way

824-2000

“The Other Guys” — Rated PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

“Charlie St. Cloud” — Rated PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

Tickets: $7 for ages 10 and older, $5 for ages 9 and younger

Sunday matinee: $5 for ages 10 and older, $4 for ages 9 and younger

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but summer is winding down.

To squeeze all we can out of our few remaining weekends, our little guy is having a big water party with his friends Saturday. So we’ll be digging out our squirt guns.

We’re also digging out buried treasures for our upcoming garage sale. A little extra cash at the end of the summer goes a long way.

For your summer fun, here’s what Craig has up its sleeve for you.

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors’ business after-hours mixer is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Chamber, 360 E. Victory Way.

If this year’s Chamber-hosted mixer is anything like last year’s, you can look forward to good food, plenty of door prizes and lots of networking.

RSVP by calling 824-5689 or e-mailing office@craig-chamber.com.

The Craig Kiwanis Club hosts its 16th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

It’s a four-person scramble, and tee-off is at 8 a.m. The cost is $70 per player for adults and $35 per player for youths 16 and younger.

Call the golf course at 824-3673 to register.

• All for Mort.

On Saturday, past players, fellow coaches and community members will honor Moffat County High School basketball legend Craig Mortensen.

The celebration, which honors his 30-plus years of coaching, is at 5 p.m. Saturday at Craig Middle School and will include an alumni pick-up basketball game.

Can’t make it? Send notes to mort.reunion@gmail.com.

The Moffat County Fair gets going Sunday with lots of events — and don’t forget about my personal favorites: petting the animals and greasy food — throughout the week at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Find the whole schedule of events as well as the Craig Daily Press’ coverage of fair activities at www.craigdailypress.com/fair.

Happy Hands Crochet Club invites anyone — whether you know how to crochet or not — to its meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 655 Ranney St.

This meeting will feature a pot holder project, and there’s no cost to participate.

Call Mary Walters at 824-2923 for all the yarn-loving details.

It’s your choice. So vote.

Tuesday is the primary election, and with nearly all of our Moffat County races being decided in the primary, you need to vote to be sure you have a voice in local government.

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, Craig; Hamilton Community Center, 17400 S. Colorado Highway 13, Hamilton; Maybell Community Center, 103 Ellis St., Maybell; and the Dinosaur Library, 400 W. School St., Dinosaur.

Have questions about the candidates? Visit www.craigdailypress.com/Election2010 for full Craig Daily Press election coverage.

And while you’re in the political mood, stop by the Golden Cavvy from 8 to 8:50 a.m. Saturday or the Hampton Inn from 9 to 9:45 a.m. to visit with Scott McInnis, Republican candidate for governor, while he’s in town.

West Theatre is holding over “Charlie St. Cloud” and getting in “The Other Guys” to replace “Grown Ups.” So if you haven’t caught “Grown Ups” yet, you have just tonight to get down there. And then the next funny movie moves in.

Redbox has “The Ghost Writer” and a few others out this week, if curling up on the couch is what you’re craving.

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