Leap into fun this weekend
Weekend Movie Showtimes
29 E. Victory Way
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D” — Rated PG; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday
“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” — 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
Sunday matinee: $5 for ages 10 and older, $4 for ages 9 and younger
$2 surcharge for 3D glasses
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Ah, Leap Day, the holiday that comes around only once every four years and means nothing other than an additional square on the calendar.
But the lack of real significance for this particular day doesn’t mean you can’t create your own special traditions to take advantage of Feb. 29 as best you can until its next appearance in 2016.
No, I’m not talking about watching the pitiful Amy Adams movie “Leap Year,” I mean trying something new or something you could never do again, and letting that spirit of spontaneity carry over into the next few days.
• If you’ve never attended the Craig Kiwanis Club Play, hopefully you were able to get tickets to this year’s incarnation of the annual event.
Now in its 66th year, the Kiwanis Play is the chance for community members to give their slant on current events at the national, state and local levels. The night of humor always promises a good time as audience members kick back and get ready to laugh.
The play runs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The play can be adult in tone, so keep that in mind if you have tickets and are planning to go, especially if you have children.
For more information, call Jeff Pleasant at 824-9359.
• If you’re looking for a new hobby or just want to keep up on the one you already have, this next event will undoubtedly make the cut.
Travel to Vernal, Utah, for a knife-collectors get-together from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Western Park Complex, 302 E. 200 South St.
Hobnob with other collectors, and check out the merchandise from knife-makers and salespeople. The event also includes seminars and displays about the process of creating your own blades, arrowheads and other weaponry, as well as a raffle for a custom knife.
Admission is $3 for one day or $5 for the weekend.
For more information, call 435-781-1848 or email email@example.com.
• With the weather being unpredictable lately, the last thing you might want to do is something involving low temperatures, but a pair of warm gloves and a thick hat will help you enjoy this next event.
The Frozen Four tournament starts at 10 a.m. Saturday as the Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team hosts competitors at the Moffat County Ice Arena, 600 S. Ranney St. Cheer on the high school players as they finish their season by lacing up their skates and facing off against Durango/Telluride, Crested Butte and Grand Valley.
• Whether you’ve got a knack for the written word or it’s your first time putting pen to paper since your days in high school English class, now might be the time to write your heart out.
Now is the last chance to submit a work for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Waving Hands Review, the annual omnibus of local literature and works of art. Send in your creative fiction, poetry, photography or other media for judging by Thursday. Editors will select their favorites in various categories for prizes.
For more information or submission guidelines, visit http://www.cncc.edu/cms/content/waving-hands-review-welcome.
• Break out your children’s books in preparation for the West Theatre’s newest showcase, with “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D” the latest movie inspired by the beloved author. If comic book films are more speed, get all you can handle with “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.”
Nicolas Cage riding a chopper with his head on fire? Who wouldn’t want to see that?
Speaking of superheroes, check in on the DC Universe with “Justice League: Doom,” new on DVD this week, along with the spy parody “Johnny English Reborn.”
At Redbox, you can find smaller features like “Beneath the Darkness” and “Bounty Hunters,” as well as a few hits released on the market recently but new to the kiosk.
The one to watch is “Hugo,” which may not have gotten Best Picture or Director at the Oscars, but it should be no surprise that the beautifully rendered film snagged awards for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.