Michelle Balleck: Ghosts, ghouls, goblins & crab
Weekend Movie Showtimes
29 E. Victory Way
• “Puss In Boots,” PG; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday
• “In Time,” 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
It is officially Halloween week. Get pumped for free candy, costume mania and big scares.
Plus, there’s Crabfest, one of those events to look forward to all year.
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■ It’s party time. Excellent.
Outtabounds puts on its annual Halloween party from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday under the grandstands at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
Ryan Otis, also known as Subzero, will DJ the event. It’s BYOB, so take whatever you like to drink. P.S. You have to be at least 21.
Cover is $7 and the proceeds will be donated to Vicki Duncan, who is battling cancer.
Don’t forget your goriest costume for the contest.
■ Chow down and laugh it up.
The Craig Chamber of Commerce’s ninth annual Crabfest is Saturday night at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.
It begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a hypnotist comedian, a theatrical performance by Moffat County High School students and, of course, a scrumptious crab dinner.
It’s $50 a pop and so much fun. Get your tickets by
■ Be afraid. Be very afraid.
American Legion Post 62 offers its haunted house again this weekend at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.
It’ll be open from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Monday. It’s $6 a person.
Call 824-3511 to find out more.
■ Clint Gabbert and The Jungle Pet Shop’s light show continues, too.
The show begins at dark and continues to 9 p.m. every night through Monday at the shop, 565 Yampa Ave.
Have questions? Call 824-5755.
■ Give me something good to eat.
It’s trick-or-treat time. It’s sure to be busy as usual downtown and at Centennial Mall as kids in costume invade from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday.
Businesses in the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue, on Victory Way and at the mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, will load up bags with goodies.
During the same times, find free candy at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Drive, and Pankey’s BBQ, 1740 E. U.S. Highway 40.
■ Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Student Government hosts a Halloween dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the west wing of the Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St.
It’s $4 a person or $6 per couple.
Call Desiree Brown at (970) 201-1013 for details.
■ Friday is the deadline to submit a decorated bra or pair of boxers to The Flower Mine & Gift Shop’s annual fundraiser competition.
It’s $10 to enter your item, and then the public votes on its favorites.
Proceeds benefit the Moffat County Cancer Society.
Take your duds to The Flower Mine, 410 W. Victory Way, and call 824-7441 for contest details.
■ Visit an old friend and read her new book.
Pamela Hurd, who lived in Craig for 28 years, hosts a book signing for “Switch Witch” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave.
The book is $11.99.
Stop by for an autograph.
■ Learn about the interpretive drive over Duffy Mountain from the source.
Gina Robison of the Bureau of Land Management will present about the tour at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Preserving the Last Frontier meeting in the library on the second floor at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.
For more info., call 824-6761.
■ West Theatre is getting in two new releases, “In Time” — starring one of my celebrity crushes, Justin Timberlake — and “Puss in Boots” with the sexy voice of Antonio Banderas.
New at Redbox this week are “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Winnie the Pooh,” some never-heard-of titles and a couple of horror flicks to celebrate the season.