Michelle Balleck: Grace, Harry Potter bring big entertainment — plus music, food & inflatables

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Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way

824-2000

• “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” PG-13; midnight Thursday, 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

• “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” 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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There’s some big-time fun in store this week. If you schedule everything just right, you could hit it all.

Don’t miss Cecil “P-Nut” Daniels, who has performed with the likes of Widespread Panic, playing Carelli’s tonight or the famous Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on Thursday just down the highway.

There’s also a festival, Relay for Life, stock car races, karaoke and more. Check it.

■ Carelli’s has you covered with the musical styling of Blue Rooster and special guest Cecil “P-Nut” Daniels tonight.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the show at Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta, 465 Yampa Ave.

There’s a $5 cover charge.

Hit up Carelli’s at 824-6868 for more info.

■ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are playing Steamboat tomorrow night.

The opener starts at 5 p.m. Thursday at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs as part of the Free Summer Concert Series.

And yes, the show is free. So excited.

■ This year’s Hayden Daze festival runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hayden Town Park.

Look forward to a barbecue, arts and crafts booths, a climbing wall, inflatables, and a dunk tank, plus music by Old River Road.

■ Stock car races have another go at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park, located south of Craig.

Registration for racers is $25. Admission is $10.

Take your own chair to watch.

■ Eat good food, (possibly) win a sweet door prize and check out the Chamber’s renovated space.

The Craig Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business After-Hours Mixer is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Chamber, 360 E. Victory Way.

The event commemorates the organization’s 65th anniversary as well as welcomes the public to tour its renovated office space.

The event is free, and you’re invited. RSVP by calling 824-5689 or by e-mailing office@craig-chamber.com.

■ Lace up your walking shoes and get ready for the 2011 Yampa Valley Relay for Life.

The all-night event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday at the Moffat County High School track, 900 Finley Lane, and continues through 9 a.m. Saturday.

■ Warm up your vocal chords and pick your song.

Pankey’s BBQ, 1740 E. U.S. Highway 40, is hosting teen karaoke at 7 p.m. today. It’s free and designed for teens, but anyone’s welcome.

Call 826-9793 for more details.

■ Swim by the light of the moon.

Craig Swimming Complex, 605 Washington St., stays open until 9:30 p.m. Thursday to allow you to enjoy a family moonlight swim.

Regular admission fees apply.

■ The Ladies Silver Bullet golf tournament plays at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394.

Registration is open through noon today. The cost is $100.

Sign up with the golf course at 824-3673.

■ School’s out for summer but you can still support Sunset.

A portion of sales at Pizza Hut, 1070 W. Victory Way, on Thursday will benefit Sunset Elementary School. Just make sure to mention the fundraiser to make sure it counts.

Call Pizza Hut at 824-6531 to order. Or stop in to get dinner and help out.

■ Blast to the past during the Moffat County High School 1980s reunion this weekend.

Events are scheduled for Friday through Sunday for anyone who graduated from MCHS from 1980 to 1989. Visit www.reunionmocohi.com for all the details.

■ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” comes to West Theatre this week. Catch the release at midnight Thursday.

For an extra $4, watch Part 1 of the film at 9 p.m. Thursday, then stick around for the conclusion. The theater is also hanging onto “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” for another week.

New at Redbox this week are “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Hall Pass,” “Red Riding Hood” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.”

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