Michelle Balleck: Weekend goes to the dogs



Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way


“The Last Exorcism” — Rated PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

“Nanny McPhee Returns” — Rated PG; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 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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It’s another slow weekend in Craig, but it might be a welcome respite.

The skies are forecasted to clear up for the weekend, so you can get outside for work or play.

And watch out for next weekend — it’s shaping up to be a busy one.

Round ‘em up.

It may be a quiet weekend in Craig, but Meeker will be dog-gone packed.

The 24th annual Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials began Wednesday and continue through Sunday in Meeker.

Contests begin at 7 a.m. today, Friday and Saturday, and the finals are at 8:45 a.m. Sunday.

Other attractions include food and craft vendors, a pancake breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and many demonstrations.

A five-day pass costs $30 for adults and $10 for seniors and ages 8 to 16. A single-day pass costs $10 for adults and $5 for ages 8 to 16. Children younger than 8 are free.

For more information, call 878-0111 or 878-5510 or visit www.meekersheepdog.com for a full schedule of events and list of competitors.

Mix it up.

The Bank of Colorado, 250 W. Victory Way, is hosting tonight’s Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Business After Hours Mixer.

The mixer runs from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Anyone can go, but RSVP by calling (970) 824-5689 or e-mailing office@craig-chamber.com.

Hayden Speedway hosts the Harvest Cup and sprint cars at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in its final event of the season.

Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for youths 7 to 12. Kids ages 6 and younger get in free.

The track’s at 37900 County Road 53 in Hayden.

Call 824-3070 or (970) 208-7772.

Never stop learning.

If you’ve ever been curious about tai chi, now’s the time to check it out.

Mae Jenrich will host a free demonstration of Chen-style tai chi from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the south end of Craig City Park. She will be teaching tai chi classes this fall.

Call Holistic Health & Fitness at 824-4700 for all the details.

Next week, a unique opportunity presents itself.

The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow comes to Craig and invites residents to take antiques, collectibles and gold and silver items for possible sale.

The show runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sept. 17 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18. It’s at Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court.

So head on down and see if you can make some cash from those hidden treasures in your attic.

Saturday is the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11.

It’s an annual reminder to recall, reflect and remember.

Playing at West Theatre are “Nanny McPhee Returns” — which looks like a cute family movie — and “The Last Exorcism” — definitely not a family movie, but could be a decent thriller.

Redbox has “Date Night” — I so wanted to see that, because, really, who doesn’t love Steve Carell and Tina Fey? — “The Joneses” and “Jackie Chan Kung Fu Master.”


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