Michelle Balleck: Parade, fireworks, music & sports mark the Fourth

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Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way

824-2000

• “Cars 2,” G; 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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We all know this weekend as the one that gives us a day off, one where we watch fireworks and twirl sparklers, gather with friends and family, and eat a buffet of summer favorites.

This year, our family will be celebrating in Myrtle Beach and soaking up some much-needed rays.

But, there’s also plenty to keep local residents busy here on this holiday weekend.

Here’s a look at some options.

■ Honor the tradition of Independence Day as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 brings back the Fourth of July parade Monday.

The parade begins at noon at the VFW, 419 E. Victory Way, and heads west on Victory Way, north on Yampa Avenue and east on Sixth Street to Craig City Park.

A community barbecue, plus kids’ activities, follows at the south end of the park.

To enter a float in the parade, call Johnny Garcia at 629-3345.

■ When the sun goes down, put your eyes to the sky for Craig Fire/Rescue’s annual fireworks show Monday.

The fireworks are set off from Moffat County High School and can be seen from much of Craig.

■ Soak up the sounds of some local music during the Craig Variety Show at 7 p.m. Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

Get all the details from Bill Ronis at 620-6589.

■The Thunder Cheer team is hosting a Fourth of July teen dance on Friday.

The dance runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Gymstar, 315 Tucker St. The cost is $5 per person and all proceeds benefit the Thunder Cheer team.

■ The first stock car race at Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park is set for 7 p.m. Saturday.

It’s $10 to get in. Take your own chair.

Call the park at 629-0996 to get more info.

■ There’s still time to sign up for the Cottonwood Classic golf tournament.

The tourney begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394.

The cost is $150 per person, and you can sign up through noon today.

Call 824-3673.

■ Take your cheering voice to the Moffat County Little Britches Rodeo, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way.

There are plenty of local kids to watch compete, and the event has free admission.

■ West Theatre is getting in the new release “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” beginning today and is holding onto “Cars 2” for a second week.

New at Redbox this week are “Bloodworth,” “Beastly,” “Barney’s Version,” and “Mao’s Last Dancer.”

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