Livin' it up for Wednesday, September 14, 2011: Choices a’plenty for a full weekend

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Michelle Balleck

There is more than enough to keep you occupied and enjoying the newly cooled weather. We’re off to Denver for a wedding shindig, fruit picking and, oh yes, some Oktoberfest refreshment.

■ Pet a lamb then learn how to shear it.

The annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days are this week at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Hwy. 40.

Check out the demonstrations, petting zoo, hay maze and more from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Saturday also includes live music and helicopter rides.

Find a full schedule of events at www.craigsheepwagondays.com.

■ Catch the last motocross races of the season on Sunday at Thunder Ridge Motorsports Park, south of Craig.

Registration runs from 7 to 8 a.m., and races begin at 9:30 a.m.

It’s $25 per racer per class or $10 to watch.

For more, call 824-5251.

■ All you can eat. Need I say more?

The Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation hosts the Roundup Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Craig campus parking lot, 2801 W. Ninth St.

Tickets are $20 for all you can stuff in, plus there’s music by the Yampa Valley Boys and an auction. Money raised goes toward scholarships.

Call Lois at 824-1926.

■ Live laidback local tunes.

The monthly Craig Variety Show is at 7 p.m. Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

This month, check out music by Ray Cartwright, Steve Ghirardelli, Bill Ronis and more.

■ The next Chamber mixer is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sports Page Bar at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 200 S. Colo. Hwy. 13.

Castle Ranch Steakhouse is catering, so you know it’ll be yummy. For this one, you’ve got to be 21.

It’s free, but RSVP to 824-5689 or office@craig-chamber.com.

■ Promenade your partner back home at the country dance scheduled for Saturday night in Browns Park.

The doors open at 5 p.m. and dancing begins at 7 p.m. at Lodore Hall.

It’s free to get in, and you can buy dinner. There will also be door prizes and cake walks.

Call (970) 269-3000 or (970) 272-3213 to get more details.

■ Watch a movie on the home turf of the Bulldogs as Stopping Abuse Forever (SAFE) offers “Reviving Ophelia” — a Lifetime movie about a teenage girl in an abusive relationship — at 8 p.m. Friday at the Moffat County High School football field, 900 Finley Lane.

The event is free. Concessions will be for sale.

■ Hit the bullseye with a golf ball as part of the Yahoo tourney this weekend.

The tournament includes ball drop from an airplane onto the 18th hole at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394.

One white ball costs $10. Five white balls and one bonus red ball cost $50. Twelve whites and three reds cost $100.

There are numerous prizes for closest and furthest from the hole. Prizes include gift certificates, an iPad, a raft trip, Denver Broncos tickets and more. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

To purchase balls for the event, visit the club at 1324 E. Highway 40.

■ Gear up for hunting season with Wal-mart’s “bone collector” event.

It runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the store, 2000 W. Victory Way.

The event includes a hunting expo, information and supplies.

Call 824-0340 to get more info.

■ Treat yourself during the Humane Society of Moffat County’s fundraising bake sale.

It runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at City Market, 505 W. Victory Way.

Call 824-7235 to donate and help out.

■ Demolition is the best part of remodeling.

Get your fun in this weekend and help out the Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing.

The group is demo-ing the Simmons Rooming House, in the 700 block of Yampa Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

You must be 16. Take your own tools. They’ve got lunch, safety goggles, hard hats and work gloves.

Call Neil Folks at 326-8726 to sign up.

■ New at Redbox this week are “Thor,” “Something Borrowed,” “Jane Eyre,” “Marley & Me: The Puppy Years” and “Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning.”

Read Friday’s paper to learn what West Theatre is getting in.

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