Michelle Balleck: Network, show off & skate off — all in one weekend



Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way


"Leap Year" — 7 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday

"The Blind Side" — 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. 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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This weekend’s plans could include making connections, strutting your stuff and practicing your triple axel. And this is a weekend you could hit all the events without missing a beat.

■ For something to do tonight, check out the mixer put on by the Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. The Wyman Museum and MetLife Insurance host the event, which goes from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum, 94350 U.S. Highway 40.

Mixers are also a good time with good food and good networking opportunities.

The best part is they’re free. And this one includes door prizes, including an LCD HD TV. Sweet deal.

You don’t need to be a Chamber member to go, but you do need to RSVP: 824-5689 or e-mail office@craig-chamber.com.

■ If you can sing, dance, tell a joke, do magic, or just about anything else, throw yourself on stage this weekend and audition for the Local Talent Concert. Hosted by the Craig Concert Association, the auditions are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

The concert is a pretty cool thing in itself, so even if you don’t try out, check out the performance at 7 p.m. April 24.

Need more info? Call Jim Simpson at 824-4138.

■ Refreshing family fun is just a short drive away this weekend during the Ski & Skate Annual Open House at Yampa River State Park.

If you’re more coordinated than me, the folks out there clear the pond for ice skating and open up the 1.25-mile nature trail for cross-country skiing. The event runs from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the park, 6185 U.S. Highway 40 West, Hayden.

I always thought it was cool that they plan this event around the full moon so if you go later, you can skate in the bright moonlight. There’s also a sledding hill, performances by the Sweet Adelines and a campfire with snacks. Mmm, s’mores!

For more, call 276-2061.

■ This weekend, West Theatre will debut "Leap Year," and "The Blind Side" will stick around for a third week. We finally saw “The Blind Side” earlier this week. It was a good movie, but with all the hype built up around it, I felt a little let down by the actual event.

“Leap Year” looks cute, even if a touch corny. But Craig Daily Press movie critic Andy Bockelman only gave “Leap Year” two stars in his review that ran in the paper Wednesday. So maybe it’s not worth looking forward to.


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