Michelle Balleck: Remembering and celebrating: Ideal Memorial Day weekend

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Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way

824-2000

"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" — Rated PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

"Shrek Forever After" — 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.

Schedule of events for Grand Olde West Days:

Saturday, May 29

• 8 a.m. — Antique Tractor Pull on Breeze Street behind ReMax.

• 9 a.m. — Cowboy Action Shoot at Bears Ears Sportsman Club

• 11 a.m. — Brown’s Carnival at the Moffat County Fairgrounds

• 2 p.m. — Craig Lions Club Parade starting at Craig Middle School

• 7 p.m. — Lane Frost Challenge Bull Riding at the Moffat County Fairgrounds arena

• 9 p.m. — Dance at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion featuring Cabin Fever

Sunday, May 30

• 8 a.m. — Antique Tractor Pull on Breeze Street behind ReMax

• 9 a.m. — Cowboy Action Shoot at Bears Ears Sportsman Club

• 9 a.m. — Draft Horse Show and jackpot feed competition at the Moffat County Fairgrounds arena

• 11 a.m. — Brown’s Carnival at the Moffat County Fairgrounds

Monday, May 31

• 7 a.m. – Car Show registration on 400 block of Yampa Avenue south of Victory Way.

• 8 a.m. — Antique Tractor Pull on Breeze Street behind ReMax

• 8 a.m. — Flapjack Feed at Independent Living Center parking lot

• 8 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk at Kinder Professional Building

• 9 a.m. — Street festival in downtown Craig

• 11 a.m. — Brown’s Carnival at the Moffat County Fairgrounds

• 11 a.m. – Car Show voting on 400 block of Yampa Avenue south of Victory Way.

• Noon — Reveille 3 – Andrews Sisters Tribute at Museum of Northwest Colorado

• 1:30 p.m. — Brad Lee Schroeder concert at Alice Pleasant Park.

• TBD – Pie eating contest in downtown Craig

Submit your event

Submit your event’s details for consideration by emailing me at mballeck@craigdai... or calling 875-1790.

It’s one of the biggest weekends in Craig all year. So soak it up.

As for me, I’ll be in Indianapolis enjoying a good friend’s wedding, maybe some shopping and, of course, seeing “Sex and the City 2!” Words cannot describe my excitement. And yes, Keith will be there by my side, loving every minute of it, no matter how hard he tries to deny it.

For those of you in town this weekend, you don’t want to miss one of Craig’s biggest events of the year, Grand Olde West Days.

From antique tractor pulls to free concerts and the Cowboy Action Shoot to a free car show, there’s a little bit of something for everyone in this three-day event downtown.

Event highlights include the Lane Frost Challenge Bull Riding event at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds — I can attest to how entertaining this show is — and the carnival running from today through Monday at the fairgrounds.

There’s also a 5K walk/run Monday, draft horse show Monday and a dance Friday night. Don’t miss a minute.

It’s that time. Time for 18-year-olds to don their cap and gown, walk the walk and become contributing members of society (we hope).

Moffat County High School graduation begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the high school gym, 900 Finley Lane.

Shuttle buses will run in 15-minute intervals from the Kmart parking lot to the high school from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The ceremony will stream live to a projector in the auditorium for audience overflow.

Don’t forget to attend Memorial Day services, the whole reason for our long weekend.

American Legion Legion Post 62 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 will host a flag ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Drive, and a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at Craig Cemetery.

The ceremony at Maybell Cemetery held in years past will not occur this year.

Be sure to remember our veterans’ service and thank them for their sacrifices.

If you know Maggie Blackstun, and even if you don’t, join the Daughters of the American Revolution as they host a public reception for the U.S. Air Force lieutenant.

Maggie is a 2006 Moffat County High School and 2010 United States Air Force Academy graduate and deserves some special recognition.

Check it out from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

Don’t miss Bar Olympics at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Sports Page Bar at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Hwy. 13. There will be prizes, plus you can’t beat 25-cent shots from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Also, the bar hosts its weekly salsa lessons starting at 7 p.m. Sunday.

West Theatre is holding over “Shrek Forever After” — we saw it, it was cute — and is getting “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.”

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