Michelle Balleck: Jam-packed weekend of fun

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Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way

824-2000

“Grown-Ups” — Rated PG-13; 7 and 9 05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

“Charlie St. Cloud” — Rated PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 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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What a weekend. Are you ready for this one?

Here we go:

The second annual Lid Jam, a skateboarding competition in memory of Shane Braselton, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Craig skate park at the corner of Baker Drive and Ashley Road.

Shane died at age 20 one year ago today in Grand Junction from a skateboarding accident suffered a day earlier in Craig.

The competition, which is free to enter, will offer prizes to winners.

Carelli’s Pizzeria and J&R Cyclery are sponsoring the event and invite everyone to come out and join them for fun and remembering Shane.

You can also pick up a free helmet by promising to always wear it when skating.

I think that’s pretty cool.

Round and round you go.

If you can handle the teacups without ralphing (I can’t), check out the Fun Zone Amusements Carnival going on this weekend.

The carnival runs from 6 to 11 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way.

Buy your pass today to get the discounted rate of $20 for a day of unlimited riding plus two jumps on the bungee trampoline. Visit the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way, by 6 p.m. today or City Market, 505 W. Victory Way, between noon and 6 p.m. for the advance sale price.

Otherwise, day passes are available at the gate for $25 with the trampoline rides or $22 without. You can also buy punch cards for limited riding.

Want to get dirty?

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is also hosting Mud Splash 2010 on Saturday.

The mud volleyball tournament runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Loudy-Simpson Park.

The cost is $150 per team, which includes six commemorative T-shirts and a guaranteed two games in double-elimination format tournament.

So get a team together, scrap some cash together and call the Chamber at 824-5689 to get yourself registered.

Yampa Valley Golf Course hosts a couple's tourney, called the TGIF Tournament, at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

It's such a fun date night idea, especially with this week's 50s theme.

The cost is $46 per couple, which includes dinner for two at the Tin Cup Grill, golf cart, and nine holes of golf for each person.

Call 824-3673 to get the skinny.

You know I love a good garage sale.

And I love them even more when they benefit one of my favorite nonprofits.

The Humane Society of Moffat County’s annual garage sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the barn behind the house at 2205 E. Ninth St.

Bargains for a worthy cause. Doesn’t get any better.

Call Ann Anderson at 826-2717 to find out more.

Swing batter batter.

Check out some baseball action this weekend with the American Legion state tournament.

Games begin at 1 p.m. today with Strasburg and Steamboat Springs facing off at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

Moffat County plays Fleming at 4 p.m. and then Eagle Valley takes on Fort Morgan at 7 p.m.

Check out the diamond action, which continues through Sunday, for free.

Bake a casserole and head on down to the Preserving the Last Frontier potluck at noon Saturday in the picnic area at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Take food to share, table service and an item for show and tell.

Call 824-6761 if you need a recipe or directions.

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

OK, maybe it’s not quite that dramatic, but the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will definitely be fun.

The Craig Lions Club hosts the circus at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children ages 2 to 12, if purchased in advance by 5 p.m. Friday from the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way.

Prices the day of the show will be $12 for adults and $7 for children. There is no cost for children younger than age 2.

Plus, get a free tour of the circus grounds and meet performers during a public tour at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

If you can’t make the Craig show, Hayden hosts the same circus at the same times for the same price on Tuesday night, all at Dry Creek Park.

Need more info.? Call the Chamber at 824-5689.

What floats your boat?

Well not the Yampa River for much longer.

Those who love to sit back and enjoy the calm current better hurry up and get to it.

Ron Dellacroce, manager of Yampa River State Park, gives rafters and tubers about three weeks left to enjoy the popular summer pastime. So float your boat while you can.

The Sports Page Bar at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colo. Hwy. 13, offers up the Erik Johnson Band from 9 p.m. to close Friday and Saturday.

It’s that time. It’s time to educate yourself on the candidates and make your decisions. Yep, it’s primary election time.

And Aug. 10 — just a week and a half away — is an important time in these parts, as many of the races will be unofficially decided in the primary as the vast majority of our candidates are Republican.

So, visit www.craigdailypress.com/Election2010 for all of our election coverage and important dates for voters.

And plan on attending, or listening at 93.7 FM, the Craig Daily Press and KRAI candidate forum at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

Plus, John Hickenlooper, candidate for Colorado governor, will be visiting with residents from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., and at the 7 a.m. Craig Rotary Club meeting, if you want to shake his hand and ask him questions.

To learn up on local hopefuls, check out www.craigdailypress.com/chats where we’ve been talking with Moffat County candidates about the election, their desire and their qualifications.

Our final chat is from 5 to 7 p.m. today with Tami Barnes and Audrey Danner, candidates for Moffat County Commission, District 2. So come chat with me.

There are plenty of opportunities to do good in this community of ours, and one that’s definitely hands-on is the Moffat County Fuller Center of Housing (formerly Habitat for Humanity).

If you’d like to get involved, and get to work on their next project, check out their meeting at 6 p.m. today at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 630 Green St.

Or, if you’re in for an all-day training, head up to the board workshop with Glen Barton, a director with the Fuller Center in Americus, Ga., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Anyone who wants to help out is welcome to join the group for these events.

Want to know more? Call the Rev. Bob Woods at 824-6836.

Want to feel the soul?

Head on over to Ridgeview Church of God, 690 Riford Road, for a performance by Soulja, a Christian rapper/singer at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The performance is free and everyone’s is welcome. Call the church at 824-9619 if you need to know more.

Need a vacation? Who doesn’t?

Well, Colorado Northwestern Community College has made travel easy, if you can keep up, that is.

Organizers call CNCC’s trips adventures for good reason. The next scheduled adventure is Nov. 11 to 15 to New York City.

The cost, which includes flights from and to Yampa Valley Regional Airport, is $2,150 or $2,025 for Colorado residents older than 62, or $1,900 for Moffat County residents older than 62.

See all the sights that make the Big Applev famous, but hurry. The deposit of $600 is due by Sunday.

Call Mary Morris at CNCC at 824-1135 or e-mail her at mary.morris@cncc.edu if you’re already packing your bags.

Movies central, baby.

West Theatre has “Grown Ups” — have you seen the lineup of hilarious stars in that? Sweetness! — and “Charlie St. Cloud” this weekend. If only I were a teenage kid still I might like “St. Cloud.” But, alas. Alright, I’m being a jerk. I’m sure it’s a heartwarming tale. No, really.

Redbox has “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” out this week, if you can find time for movies in this jam-packed weekend.

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