Livin' It Up: Snow, snow, go away and stay away



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 “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D” — Rated PG; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

“The Hunger Games” — Rated PG-13; 7 and 9:30 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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This week, spring is supposed to have sprung already. But as any Moffat County resident knows, there’s always the possibility of seeing more heavy precipitation.

At least at this point it’ll start melting faster.

Even if your golf game or baseball practices have been ruined by snow, there’s still something to get excited about within the following week.


That’s the question you’ll be asking yourself while you’re watching the Moffat County High School spring play “Rehearsal for Murder.” The show concerns the suspect death of a stage actress and the process of finding the killer among the late woman’s former costars.

Be sure not to blab the ending after you see it.

The play begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. Tickets are $5 apiece.

For more information, call the school at 824-7036.

Parents, keep the most precious part of your life in good shape.

Kids ranging from infancy to 5 years old are the focus of the children’s health fair this week.

Running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1295 W. Ninth St., the fair is a free service for parents to get their child’s development scrutinized.

Cognition, vision, dental and speech are among the health screening available.

5-year-olds must not yet have started kindergarten to be eligible. Remember, you must make an appointment beforehand.

For more information, call 824-7457.

You don’t have to have tracked an ibex or a gazelle in Africa to enjoy this next event, but it helps.

The Yampa Valley Chapter of the Safari Club International hosts its annual fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

Tickets are $45 per person, $85 per couple and $500 per table, and include cocktails and dinner with entrees such as prime rib and blackened catfish.

You can also participate in a silent auction to win, among other prizes, valuable hunting and fishing trips.

Tickets can be purchased at Rummel Chiropractic Health Center, 333 E. Victory Way, and Mountain Man Taxidermy, 1176 Yampa Ave.

For more information, call 826-0089.

If you’re familiar with a trigger, you don’t want to miss this one.

Meeker Sportmen’s Club hosts White River Winter Rendezvous at 10 a.m. Sunday. The event is a muzzleloader shoot, with a fee of $10 for the main shoot and hawk and knife competitions.

Entrants can win prizes for their shooting, while door prizes will be handed out, as well as refreshments. The club is 4.5 miles south of Meeker on Colorado Highway 13

For more information, call 220-2202.

Speaking of hunting, the West Theatre gets in on the theme, too. Besides keeping the eco-friendly “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D,” the movie palace is bringing in the highly anticipated “The Hunger Games.”

Teenagers pitted against each other in a battle to the death? I’m in.

New to DVD are the intricate “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “The Sitter,” the latter of which is considerably less intellectual, but it has its moments.

Coming out Friday is the bunny bash “Hop,” a few weeks early for Easter, but come on — there’s no such thing as getting too much candy too soon.

Now at Redbox are dark features like “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and Roman Polanski’s “Carnage.”

My advice: stick with the light stuff like “The Muppets,” sure to leave everyone in the family saying, “Wocka wocka!”

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