Michelle Balleck: Fair, food, golf, music & motocross fill out weekend



Michelle Balleck

Weekend Movie Showtimes

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way


• “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

• “Captain America: The First Avenger,” PG-13; 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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It’s finally the start of fair week, so get geared up for fair food, all kinds of shows and displays, and some entertainment at the arena.

Also on tap this weekend: good eats, golf, motocross and music.

■ The Moffat County Fair has rolled around again and has events this weekend.

Check out the 4-H Fashion Revue at 1 p.m. Thursday, Open Horse Show at 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, and the fair kick-off barbecue and dance starting at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Draft Horse Show starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, and the Open Dog Rally-O is at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Get a full schedule of events, read about some VIPs and read the fair book for your open class entry details at www.craigdailypress.com/fair.

■ Catch motocross action Sunday at Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park, located south of Craig.

Races start at 9:30 a.m. Registration runs from 7 to 8 a.m., or participants can pre-register by emailing heydempster@gmail.com or calling 824-5251.

Registration is $25 per class, and spectators pay $10.

■ Go hungry.

The annual Moffat County High School wrestling prime rib dinner runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

It’s $50 a couple. To get your tickets, see any MCHS wrestler or call Roman Gutierrez at 824-7645.

■ It’s open mic time at Carelli’s, 465 Yampa Ave., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

So dust off your guitar and warm up your vocal chords.

Call Carelli’s at 824-6868 for more info.

■ Good or bad, everyone’s welcome in the Craig Kiwanis Club Scholarship Golf Tournament.

It tees off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394.

It’s a four-person “scram-a-ramble.”

The cost is $70 for players 17 and older and $35 for those 16 and younger.

Each team must include at least one adult player.

Register by Friday by calling the golf course at 824-3673.

■ The Fuller Center for Housing hosts a fundraising yard sale at 9 a.m. Saturday at 836 W. Victory Way, the barn next to Brass Key Realty.

So take your cash and check it out.

If you want to donate, take your items, except clothing, to Brass Key before 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

■ See the new college up close and personal.

Colorado Northwestern Community College has a grand opening celebration for its new Craig campus at noon Monday at 2801 W. Ninth St.

Campus tours follow a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

■ Meet Mater and Lightning McQueen.

Bob Johnson and the State Farm insurance agency, 690 W. Victory Way, invite you to have your photo taken with cardboard cutouts of the cartoon characters between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Friday.

It’s a fun little thing that’s also free.

Call State Farm at 824-3258 for details.

■ Cheer on the Craig Sea Sharks in the Colorado seasonal state meet.

The meet begins at 9 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Craig Swimming Complex, 605 Washington St.

■ West Theatre is getting in the newly released “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and is holding over “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

New at Redbox this week are “Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost,” “The Music Never Stopped,” “Exporting Raymond” and “Soul Surfer.”

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