Livin' It Up: Knit, sculpt, talk politics — whatever it takes to stay warm

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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

824-2000

• “War Horse,” PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

• “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” PG; 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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With winter cold still hitting the area hard, people in Northwest Colorado are in need of something to keep their minds off the weather, which can be harsh at best.Keep indoors with this week’s lineup of things to do.

If you haven’t already joined in for one of Mary Walters’ free crochet classes, there’s no time like the present, with the biweekly get-together scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at 655 Ranney Street.

If this is your first time, this week’s project is a potholder, so don’t worry about not being able to create an entire sweater right away.

As for supplies, bring one skien of four-ply yarn, one I-size crochet hook, scissors and a blunt-end needle.

For more information, call Walters at 824-2329.

Learn how to tame the frozen tundra and see if a four-wheel drive modification class is the right educational opportunity for you.

Attend a free orientation at 9 a.m. Saturday at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St., to learn more about the course, which will begin in March.

CNCC’s automotive and diesel technology instructor Jeff Wallmann will have more information about the class.

Accidentally left off last week’s Livin’ It Up were details for a new four-wheeler club in which participating ATV enthusiasts can ride trails and camp out with those who share the same interest.

For more information about either of these, contact Jeff Wallmann at 824-1132 or jeffrey.wallmann@cncc.edu.

If crafts are more your speed than that of whipping through the icy air, CNCC has another feature this weekend.

From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the college will host a pottery workshop.

Instructor Rosie McDonald will be on-hand to assist people of all skill levels in the creation of ceramics, with a focus on large bowls.

If you’re feeling especially inspired, dab some paint on your newly-formed handiwork to really make it your own.

Admission is $125 and covers all class costs, like materials and firings. Call 824-1101 to register and for any questions, call Barb at 871-4615 or Roberta at 824-7214.

There’s more than one meaning for “Grand Old Party.”

Attend the Moffat County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

The party begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar, and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

There will also be guest speakers from the political realm.

Tickets, which cost $50 apiece, are available for purchase at T&H Parts or Pam’s Designs.

For more information, call 629-9048 or 756-5202.

West Theatre will hold over “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and bring another family crowd pleaser, “War Horse,” definitely one to catch.

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, new DVDs include a re-release of Luis Buñuel’s “Belle de Jour” or “Thurgood,” with Laurence Fishburne as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Redbox is well-stocked this week with new thrillers like “Abduction,” “The Ides of March” and the bawdy “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.”

For those looking for more wholesome entertainment, you can find it in “Courageous,” the story of a group of policemen who make a pact to strengthen their families with a greater devotion to God.

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