Livin It Up: Spring cleaning — inside and out



Andy Bockelman is a member of the Denver Film Critics Society, and his movie reviews appear in Explore Steamboat and the Craig Daily Press.

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way


“Mirror Mirror” — Rated PG; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

“The Three Stooges” — Rated PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

Tickets: $7 for ages 10 and older, $5 for ages 9 and younger; $9 and $7 for 3D features

Sunday matinee: $5 for ages 10 and older, $4 for ages 9 and younger; $7 and $6 for 3D

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Now that the 1040s and W-2s are out of sight and hopefully out of mind, it’s time to awake from your post-winter lethargy and enjoy the world around you. And there’s no better time than this weekend to reinvigorate yourself.

Clear out the cobwebs in your head with some good entertainment provided by your friends and neighbors.

The Craig Concert Association will host its annual talent show at 7 .m. Saturday in the auditorium of Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. The local acts have been rehearsing for weeks, and those who perform frequently only get better with each passing year.

For more information, call 824-8326.

If you’re wanting to get more into the physical side of things, start off with a sports gathering that’s both fun and competitive.

The Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Highway 394, will begin its TGIF golf specials Friday, which run through October. This week’s event is a four-person scramble with the theme of Red Solo Cup, so use the plastic beverage containers however you want to express yourself.

The total cost is $46: $16 for game and $30 for the meal afterward. Participants must register beforehand, and if you don’t have a partner organizers can match you up with a group.

For more information, call 824-3673 or 824-FORE.

Make sure your body is still in good shape without having to worry about insurance bills.

Get yourself checked out at the 9Health Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop.

Those who come in can get their blood examined, get screened for breast cancer and learn more about many other health concerns.

Basic blood chemistry screenings are $30, blood counts are $15, prostate screenings are $25 and colon-rectal kits are available for $20. Those ages 65 and older can get an early blood draw from 7 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Meadows II, 595 Ledford St.

Be sure to hydrate yourself well before the fair and, unless you’re diabetic, fast for 12 hours in advance.

For more information, visit

Enjoy the natural beauty of your country.

National Park Week begins Saturday, which includes Fee-Free Days across the nation. In our neck of the woods, that includes Dinosaur National Monument, but if you want to go farther in the state check out Rocky Mountain National Park or Mesa Verde.

And if you don’t mind the drive, head into Wyoming to visit Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons or Devils Tower for the rest of Dinosaur, or perhaps Bryce Canyon or Zion.

For a full list of participating parks, visit

Last but not least, show your appreciation for Mother Nature.

Sunday is Earth Day, and a community cleanup day is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. The action starts at Craig City Park with a free picnic lunch for volunteers, before moving on to the beautification of the rest of the town.

For more information, call 620-6128.

If you like the antics of groups of famously quirky men, you still have the opportunity to catch the West Theatre’s features, be it the title trio in “The Three Stooges” or the seven dwarves in the Snow White story “Mirror Mirror.”

Among the selection of new DVDs for the week are the sexual drama “Shame,” the long-delayed release of Tom Selleck’s would-be “Indiana Jones” adventure “High Road to China” and the economic-themed “The Flaw,” which tells of the money woes of our country.

No wonder they decided to release it on Tax Day.

One of the best action movies of 2011 hits Redbox with the appropriate explosive nature. Be sure to get “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” before the crowds beat you to it.

If they’re out of stock, keep in mind you can still find features like “7 Below,” “The Divide” and “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life.”

OK, none of those star Tom Cruise, but that doesn’t mean they’re unwatchable.

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