Craig briefs: Bookmark contest to celebrate Dr. Seuss

March 2 is the birthday of Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

When he was 50 years old in 1954, he created his first and maybe most famous book, “The Cat in The Hat.”

A publisher challenged Dr. Seuss to use 250 of the most important words for children to learn. Dr. Seuss used 220 words in “The Cat in The Hat,” which was an instant success.

To celebrate this special children’s author, Downtown Books and The Print Shop invite all Moffat County elementary students, in kindergarten through fifth grade, to participate in Dr. Seuss’ birthday by creating their own special Dr. Seuss bookmark.

Students should submit their original artwork and words that reflect all the silly, funny and fun things they love about Dr. Seuss and his books (don’t trace over Dr. Seuss’ pictures; create your own).

The first-place winner will receive $25, the second-place winner will receive $15 and the third-place winner will receive $10 in Craig Spree Bucks.

Students may enter two times. Applications are available at Ridgeview, Sunset and East Elementary schools, at the Boys & Girls Club, Downtown Books and The Print Shop.

For more information, call 824-5343.

Coffee shop offering open mic night Feb. 5

Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave., is hosting an open mic night from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 5. Anyone with a poem to read or guitar to pick is welcome to join the fun.

This event is free.

USDA commodities to be distributed next month

The Moffat County Department of Social Services has released its distribution schedule for United States Department of Agriculture commodities.

The distribution begins from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at 595 Breeze St., the northeast alley entrance only, in Craig.

The following day, Feb. 10, distribution will take place from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Maybell Community Center, and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Social Services’ office in Dinosaur.

Call Meghan Rudd at Social Services at 824-8282, ext. 11.

St. Michael to host Mardis Gras party

A Mardis Gras party is scheduled from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St.

The event will include dinner, music, dancing, a costume contest, door prizes, casino games and karaoke.

Child care is available. Tickets are $15 for adults, or $20 at the door, and $10 for children. Tickets are available at the church office, after mass services and at KS Kreations and Studio 7.

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