Michelle Balleck: Feel good kind of weekend

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Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way

824-2000

"Iron Man 2" — Rated PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

"The Losers" — Rated PG; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 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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From patriotism to a school fundraiser, a pet adoption special to an old-fashioned country dance, this weekend has all the makings of one that will give you the warm fuzzies.

Check it out.

As a nod to Armed Forces Day and a tribute to all our local servicemen and veterans, the Craig Daily Press partners with local organizations and businesses each year to host the Hometown Heroes Community Picnic.

The picnic will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Craig City Park. Come out for a free meal, presentations by local heroes and a good time.

You bring a dessert to share, and we’ll provide the hamburgers, hot dogs, beans and drinks.

The ever-popular Where the Hell’s Maybell? annual 30-mile bike ride from Craig to Maybell along U.S. Highway 40 is this Saturday.

The ride starts at 7 a.m. at Northwest Storage on the west side of town or at Western Knolls at 7:30 a.m. to avoid the huge hill.

A fundraising breakfast is $6 when you arrive at Maybell Park.

The city will even provide you a ride back to town for $5. Just call Pam at 826-2004 to sign up.

I like a good bike ride, but not one of that magnitude. Might meet you for breakfast though.

• The FFA Project Sale is one event some locals never miss. And I’m a fan, too.

Be at the ag shop at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, to buy all the flowers and vegetable plants you’ll need for the season.

The kids will also offer a Rocky Mountain oyster fry — mmm, tastes like chicken — and sell projects they’ve created in the shop throughout the year.

Call John Haddan at 824-6599 for the rest of the story.

Those who know me know I am not a hunter. But I do enjoy shooting a gun occasionally.

Those who want to learn how can check out Saturday’s “Cast ‘n Blast,” where experts also teach participants archery and fishing skills.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Axial Basin area between Meeker and Craig.

The best part is it’s free and includes lunch.

Just don’t forget to pre-register by calling the Division of Wildlife’s Meeker office at 878-6090. And, if you’re 16 and older, you’ll need a current fishing license.

Little ones who love to run and jump will want to head out to the Little Feet Fun Meet Track and Field Day.

Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, kids in first through sixth grades can compete in track and field events at the Moffat County High School track, 900 Finley Lane.

It costs $5 and is sure to be a hoot.

Boogie down at a free country dance Saturday night at Lodore Hall in Browns Park.

Complete with music, cake walks and door prizes, it’s sure to be a fun night.

The doors open at 5 p.m. Call Mara Malloy at 269-3000 to learn more.

I think you need a new friend. One of the furry persuasion.

The Craig Animal Shelter, along with the Humane Society of Moffat County, is offering reduced cost adoptions through Saturday.

What could make for a better weekend than a new fuzzy wuzzy pet keeping you company?

Pets can be adopted for $60.

Check out www.petfinder.com or visit the shelter at 2430 W. Victory Way during business hours to see what cute guys are ready for a new home.

If you’re anything like me, de-cluttering and having newfound free space makes for a wonderful weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, take your used tires and appliances to Craig Clean-Up Days at Craig City Park for proper disposal at no charge.

Plus, you can get one free day at the county landfill that you can use anytime.

All this is courtesy of the city of Craig’s solid waste department.

At the same time and place, Interstate Battery is accepting auto/commercial batteries for recycling.

And for every battery received, the company will donate $5 to Relay for Life.

Pretty good deal. And you get a clean garage.

The Sports Page Bar at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Hwy. 13, features the Kenny Bradberry Band from 9 p.m. to close on Friday and Saturday and weekly salsa lessons starting at 7 p.m. Sunday.

West Theatre is showing “Iron Man 2” for a second week and also brings in “The Losers,” which is totally a movie my husband would like — you know, fighting, sex, sarcasm and cars being blown up. In his world, I’m sure it’s just about perfect.

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