Michelle Balleck: Wildlife fundraisers, Chihuahua races & blood tests on weekend itinerary

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Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way

824-2000

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

“Rio” — Rated G; 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

From rifle raffles to mariachi and blood tests to wildlife assistance, you’re bound to find a little bit of something to fit your fancy this weekend.

That’s right. It’s almost May, and that means it’s time for Cinco de Mayo fun.

Centennial Mall and Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant host a Cinco de Mayo celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

Don’t miss the Chihuahua race, authentic dance performances, music, food and children’s activities. Plus there’s a contest for the best traditional Mexican costumes for kids.

Find out more by calling Vicki Hall at 824-7011.

Join the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for the group’s 25th annual banquet.

The event, which is a fundraiser for elk and other wildlife habitat projects, includes live and silent auctions, games and door prizes. It begins at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colo. Hwy. 13.

Tickets range in price from $35 for lifetime members to $370 for a couple including a sponsor membership to the foundation. Get more info. about the banquet from Allan Reishus at 824-2228.

Sleep better at night after you get a variety of tests and information during the annual 9Health Fair.

The fair runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St.

Tests for vision, body mass index and glucose are free. A blood chemistry screening costs $30, blood count is $15 and a prostate screening is $25. A take-home colon-rectal kit is $20, and vitamin D screenings are $40.

Thanks to the Craig Lions Club and coordinator Kristi Shepherd for bringing this fair to Craig each year. Call Kristi at 824-3095 to get your questions answered.

Win a rifle in a raffle.

American Legion Post 62 is raffling off an M1-A1 7.62 mm rifle during the bingo game Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way.

Plus, the group’s progressive jackpot is now more than $1,200.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and the games begin at 6:15 p.m.

Call 824-3625 to get more details.

Kickoff your spring diet right with a salad luncheon Friday.

Craig Congregational Church, 630 Green St., hosts the meal from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $6 per person.

Tickets are available at Brass Key Realty, The Kitchen Shop, or by calling the church at 824-6836, Joann Stoddard at 824-5960 or Jan at 824-4136.

Get on the Bulldog bandwagon. There are plenty of upcoming opportunities to cheer on the Moffat County High School athletes.

On Friday, beginning at 10 a.m., head out to Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Highway 394, for a girls home golf tournament.

At 1 p.m. Friday, check out the runners and throwers at the Clint Wells Invitational at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

On Monday, catch the girls varsity soccer team at 4 p.m. and junior varsity team at 5:30 p.m. against Central High School at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 S. Mack Lane.

Then Tuesday, watch the varsity baseball team play rivals Steamboat Springs at 4 and 6 p.m. at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

Moffat County High School’s prom is Saturday night. So have fun on the dance floor, kids, and everyone be careful on the roads.

Hand over your drugs.

The Craig Police Department and Colorado State Patrol are hosting National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Centennial Mall parking lot, 1111 W. Victory Way.

The agencies are accepting unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs, no questions asked.

Call Sgt. John Forgay at 826-2366 to find out more.

We all have at least one special teacher in our lives. So take the time to recognize him or her.

The Craig Daily Press is seeking nominations for its 2010-11 Teacher of the Year through Friday.

To nominate a teacher, visit www.craigdailypress.com/teacher or pick up a nomination form at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave.

Call me at 875-1790 if you need to know more.

West Theatre is holding over “Rio” and “Beastly” for another week.

New at Redbox this week are “Black Swan” — I’m excited to see this one — and a handful of movies I’ve never heard of. And for a retro laugh, check out the “Ernest Goes to Camp”/“Earnest Goes to Jail” double feature at Redbox.

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