Michelle Balleck

Michelle Balleck

Michelle Balleck: Dancing, outdoor sports headline weekend


Weekend movie times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way


"Avatar" — 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

"The Blind Side" — 7 and 9:15 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 a dancing queen? Or maybe you’re more into motorized fun. Either way, this weekend has something for you.

Welcome to “Livin’ it Up,” a new recreation and entertainment column that gives you the tidbits of information you need to know to plan a great weekend in Craig.

Read it every Thursday in the Craig Daily Press and on www.craigdailypress.com.

For those of us who enjoy a prime rib dinner followed by all-night dancing in shoes that kill our feet but look adorable, Craig Rotary Club’s Diamonds & Spurs is a perfect fit.

Starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, the event calls on residents to don their finest attire — I’m pumped that my husband, Keith, will have to wear his wedding tux again — and kick up their heels at the cash bar to raise money for high school scholarships.

The $60 entrance fee gets you dinner and an evening of dancing with DJ entertainment. What could be better on a cold Craig night? Call Randy Looper at 826-4444 by Friday to get your tickets.

If tuxedos and tangos aren’t quite your speed, check out the all-day snowmobiling event Saturday.

The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club puts on its annual Poker Run starting at 10 a.m. at Freeman Reservoir.

The 30-mile ride on a groomed-trail course ends with an all-you-can-eat chili and soup dinner to warm you up. Poker hands are $10 each, and the meal is $7.50 a person.

Get all the details at www.northwestcoloradosnowmobileclub.org.

There’s more outdoor fun for kiddos Sunday. The Kids Outside Nature Club will be cross-country skiing beginning at 1 p.m. at Yampa River State Park east of Craig on U.S. Highway 40. For more information, call Robyn Morris at 824-1703 or visit www.kidsoutside.wordpress.com.

Check out the fundraiser for 6-year-old Hayden cutie Logan Morrison, who has been diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, on Saturday. The event starts at 6 p.m. at Thunder Rolls with a $20 entry fee for three games, shoes, snacks and door prizes.

At West Theatre, "Avatar" and "The Blind Side" hang on for another week. I’ll be skipping “Avatar” — sci fi = ick — but will definitely be at “The Blind Side” before it’s all said and done.


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