Michelle Balleck: Bright sunshiny days for outdoor weekend fun

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Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way

824-2000

• “Kung Fu Panda 2,” PG; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

• “X-Men: First Class,” 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 a weekend for getting outside and enjoying some sunshine.

And I, undoubtedly like you, am hoping the forecasts for mid-70s and sunny are correct.

My mom will be visiting from Ohio, and we have big plans to finally get my first garden planted along with other outdoor fun.

■ Pull on your overalls and straw hat, prep your fishing pole and get ready to reel a few in.

The annual Huck Finn Kids, Cops and Vets fishing day is Saturday morning at the Little Rascal Pond at the Moffat County Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St.

The event is for kiddos ages 2 to 12 and features prizes for best Huck Finn, Becky Thatcher and law enforcement costumes.

There are also awards for best homemade fishing pole and in various fish categories.

Plus, there will be free hot dogs, hamburgers and chips.

Registration is at 8 a.m. and fishing begins at 9 a.m.

Get your costume ready and call Don Offutt at 824-8927 or Mark Wick at 326-6998 if you need to know more.

■ If you got rained out two weeks ago, never fear.

The 25th annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bike ride is rescheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday at Northwest Storage, 4295 W. U.S. Highway 40, or at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Western Knolls.

Once you get to Maybell, enjoy a fundraising breakfast for $6 at Maybell Park.

Call 826-2029 or visit www.ci.craig.co.us to register.

It’s free.

■ There’s nothing better than date night with a wide-open course and some drinks to relax after a short week.

At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394, hosts the TGIF 3-3-3 couples tournament, with a gangster theme.

The cost is $46 per couple.

Call the course 824-3673 to get in on the game.

■ There’s bound to be good food at this week’s Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Business After Hours Mixer.

Gino’s Neighborhood Pizzeria & Grill, 572 Breeze St., hosts the event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The event is free, and the public is welcome.

RSVP by calling 824-5689 or e-mailing office@craig-chamber.com.

■ Bingo has a new time and an increasingly impressive jackpot.

American Legion Post 62 bingo starts at 5:45 p.m. Saturday with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. The progressive jackpot is now at $1,800 and is calling your name.

Check it out at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way.

■ Nothing says summer like an outdoor picnic.

The Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks, the local chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood, will host its inaugural picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Call Susan Domer at 824-6436 to find out more.

■ Hear from State Sen. Jean White as she speaks at 7 p.m. Thursday during the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots’ monthly meeting at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

She’ll discuss current legislation and answer community questions.

Everyone’s welcome to stop by and listen in.

■ Welcome a former Craig preacher as Merv Johnson preaches at the New Testament Christian Church meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

Johnson was a pastor at First Christian Church in Craig for 17 years. He now lives in Meeker.

A potluck meal will follow the service.

Call Sharon Elliott at 824-5604 for more info.

■ Join the Craig Book Club for a book selection and salad luncheon meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Lutheran Church of Grace, 657 Green St.

Get more details by calling 824-3590.

■ West Theatre is keeping “Kung Fu Panda 2” for another week and is getting in the new release “X-Men: First Class” on Friday.

New at Redbox this week are “The Dilemma,” “Drive Angry” and “Biutiful.”

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