Michelle Balleck: Finger-lickin’, belly-laughin’ fun

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Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way

824-2000

“Predators” — Rated R; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

“The Expendables” — Rated R; 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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Are you ready for some football? Or some delicious barbecue? How about some make-your-belly-hurt laughs with a side of cheap beer?

This weekend’s got a solid mix of all things wonderful, so dig in.

Friday night lights return to Craig at 7 p.m. Friday for the Moffat County High School varsity football season opener.

The Bulldogs face Evergreen High School at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

Tickets at the gate are $5 or $4 for students.

The high school is also offering season passes Friday night for $75 for all levels of football, volleyball, basketball and wrestling.

Break out your bib.

The Colorado State BBQ Championships highlight this weekend with tasty morsels created by 35 competitors from across the nation, as well as from our own backyard.

The event features delectable food, live entertainment and a beer wagon.

The event is open to the public from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Hwy. 40. Admission is free.

Judging for the chicken, ribs, pork and brisket starts at noon Saturday. Awards are presented at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The event includes live music from Tony Rosario and the Poor Boys from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, from Leaner, Lunker and Friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, from Four to Play from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and from Little Laura and the Nude Blues Band from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

It will definitely be a good time.

Visit www.craigbbq.com for a full schedule of events and more details.

Get in a good laugh Friday night when Kip Attaway, comical cowboy musician, performs at the Sports Page Bar at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colo. Hwy. 13.

The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Friday and costs $10 at the door.

Plus, the bar offers $1 Bud and Bud Light drafts and $1 shots from 9 to 10 p.m. Friday.

So grab a drink and have a laugh.

Feel like putting around this weekend?

(And, yes, I realize that’s a terrible pun.)

Bear River Young Life hosts its third annual golf tournament Saturday, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The format is a four-person scramble, and the cost is $240 per team. And there’s still room for you.

So call David Pressgrove at 629-9600 or the golf course pro shop at 824-3673 to get signed up.

Junk in the Trunk is back.

My favorite-named garage sale has its second go-round from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. And it all goes down at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 630 Green St.

Call 824-6836 or 824-8727 if you need to know more.

Clear your throat and grab a mic.

The Friday Night Variety Show takes place at 7 p.m. Friday at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave.

The show will include poetry, readings, music and comedy. Sign-up is at 6:30 p.m.

Call Bill Ronis at 620-6589 for more details.

Hayden Speedway hosts outlaw late models madness in its second-to-last event of the season.

Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for youths 7 to 12. Kids ages 6 and younger get in free.

The track’s at 37900 County Road 53 in Hayden.

Call 824-3070 or (970) 208-7772.

Block party!

It’s tonight at Colorado Workforce Center and Country Living Realty, on the corner of Barclay Street and Victory Way.

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors host their after-hours mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. today and invite everyone to go.

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

Reader poll

Are you ready for back-to-school?

  • Yes, I can’t wait for my kids to go back. 23%
  • Yes, my kids are excited to go back. 13%
  • Yes, I am going back to school myself. 6%
  • No, we haven’t purchased all of our school supplies yet. 6%
  • No, we didn’t get to do all the summer fun we had planned. 14%
  • I don’t have any children in school. 38%

142 total votes.

It’s time for pristine boxes of crayons, clean notebooks and yet-to-be-tattered folders (oh, how I love office supplies!).

Yep, kiddos are headed back to school.

Monday is the first day for the Moffat County School District, so be sure your little ones are ready to go, and please drive slowly through school zones.

Visit www.moffatsd.org for more details about schedules — we have a new one this year with 75-minute early-release Fridays — school supply lists and more.

And with back-to-school preparations come an end to summertime favorites.

Craig Swimming Complex, 605 Washington St., will close for the season, save for some school programs, Sunday.

So enjoy some last-minute splashing this weekend and celebrate the last few drops of summer we have.

And in movies this week, West Theatre has “Predators” and “The Expendables.”

Andy Bockelman reviews “The Expendables” on page 24 of today’s Craig Daily Press, so have a look and see how our resident movie critic rates this flick.

Redbox has “Repo Men” and “The Back-Up Plan” new this week.

So if all the summertime fun has worn you out, kick back and be mindlessly entertained.

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