Michelle Balleck: Music, putt-putt, sports & more — a full spring weekend
Weekend movie show times
29 E. Victory Way
• “Rio,” G; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday
• “Hop,” PG; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
• 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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There’s plenty to tickle your fancy this weekend, with everything from concerts to mini golf and church fundraisers to bingo.
■ The annual putt-putt golf tourney hosted by three local bars returns this weekend for your drunken, costumed pleasure.
The party starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave., and continues at J.W. Snack’s and The Popular Bar. Putt three holes at each place.
The cost is $20 per foursome, and registration sheets are available at any of the bars.
It’s plenty of fun, plus there are cash prizes and door prizes.
■ Boogie down at a benefit concert for Jane Milligan as local band Blue Rooster headlines at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.
Tickets are $12 and include a barbecue sandwich and drink.
Call Lori Kurz at 620-6505 to get more details.
■ Rally for Relay during a fundraising dance Friday.
The Rockstars team hosts a benefit for Relay for Life at 8 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.
The event includes music, games and food, and is $5 per person.
Call 629-0108 if you need to know more.
■ Talk about talent. The Craig Concert Association brings in The Marlins for a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.
The band of brothers — literally — will play more than 20 instruments while showcasing the music of Broadway, Bach and The Beatles.
The concert is free to association members or $20 at the door.
Get more info at www.craigconcerts.org.
■ Sagebrush Reading Council brings you a free family concert, featuring musician, songwriter and educator John Farrell.
The show is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Craig Middle School auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave.
Call Amy Jones at 826-6509 to get the show details.
■ How does your garden grow?
Probably better after you attend the 5:05 Drinks program.
The presentation is from 5:05 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant, 1111 W. Victory Way.
The focus of this month’s program is backyard gardening and greenhouses, and features speakers from various local landscaping and produce businesses. The event’s free, with free appetizers and drink specials.
Call Kate Nowak at 824-1133 to learn more.
■ Go spring shopping at the Ladies Mite Society’s annual Spring Bazaar and Bake Sale.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way.
While you’re there, don’t miss the homemade cinnamon rolls.
For more info, call Ruth at 824-6024.
■ There’s soup and salad for all at the annual spring Soup & Salad Luncheon hosted by the Hayden Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship.
The meals begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, 202 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden.
It’s $6 for adults and $3 for kids younger than age 5.
Call 757-0006 for details.
■ Win up to $1,000 by joining in on the bingo action
American Legion Post 62 hosts the games Saturday night at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 5 p.m., and games begin at 6:15 p.m.
Call the American Legion at 824-3625.
■ The Tax Day Freedom Rally is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday on the Moffat County Courthouse lawn, 221 W. Victory Way.
The event, hosted by the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots and includes a speech by Michael Holler, author of “The Constitution Made Easy,” music by Rich Norman and Wanda Brown, and refreshments provided by Bear River Young Life.
Also, Heller will be teaching a class on the U.S. Constitution from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.
The entry fee is $25.
Find out more from Billie Jacobs, 824-0339.
■ Get Bulldog fever and cheer on the soccer and baseball players.
The girls soccer team faces Eagle Valley High School at 4 p.m. (varsity) and 5:45 p.m. (junior varsity) Friday.
The soccer team plays Glenwood Springs at 11 a.m. (varsity) and 12:30 p.m. (JV) Saturday.
The varsity baseball team has a doubleheader against Delta High School on Saturday, with games at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Soccer is at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 Mack Lane. Baseball is at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.
■ Revel in the sunshine by taking advantage of National Park Fee-Free Days from Saturday through April 24 in honor of National Park Week.
Visit www.nps.gov for details and a searchable database of all of our 394 national parks.
■ It’s a weekend for kid movies. West Theatre is bringing in “Rio” and holding over “Hop” for another week.
New at Redbox this week are “Country Strong” and “Hereafter,” as well as some older movies that might be worth another watch.