Craig briefs: Hunter Photo Contest judging open to readers

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The Craig Daily Press Hunter Photo Contest has ended, but the newspaper needs your help judging the photos. Go to the Craig Daily Press’ Facebook page to view the photos. The photo with the most likes by Dec. 20 will win the contest and receive a $250 gift card to Murdoch’s. For more information, call 970-875-1790 or 970-875-1788.

Sheridan book signing is today at museum

Craig Daily Press Columnist and book author Janet Sheridan will be reading from her new book “A Seasoned Life Lived in Small Towns” at a book signing at the Museum of Northwest Colorado from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today. The is a free event. 

International Film series offers a free screening

Colorado Northwester Community College’s ongoing International Films series will once again hit the screen at 7 p.m. Friday in Room 175. CNCC will present a free screening of “Whale Rider.”  This New Zealand film explores social and cultural issues facing the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand while offering an affirming message of hope and family.  Free refreshments will be provided by the CNCC Student Activities group, and all community members are welcome to attend.

Community nativity scene on display today

The annual Community Nativity Display is on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the corner of Ninth Street and Finley Lane. This is a free event. For more information, call Marcia Sfreddo at 970-824-5136, Laura Ellgen at 970-824-5253 or Tilila Gunderson at 970-384-2366.

Annual Hayden Holiday Stroll is 2 to 4 p.m. today

The fourth annual Hayden Holiday Stroll will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Hayden Heritage Center. The center will be decorated for the holidays, and Christmas treats and hot cider also will be on hand. A gift shop with gift-wrapping will also be available. Participants also can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides from the museum to downtown, and the Historic Granary/Wild Goose Coffee will be roasting chestnuts on an open fire. For more information, call 970-276-4380.

Enroll for classes at CNCC to receive gift

Students that enroll for spring semester by Dec. 16 will be put into a drawing for an iPad. Call the Merc at CNCC at 970-824-1124 for more information. Free burritos and breakfast sandwiches will be available on Dec. 16 for those registering.

Mobile food pantry to distribute food Tuesday

Food Bank of the Rockies mobile food pantry will distribute food from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. There also will be a TEFAP commodities distribution, so bring identification if you qualify. Distribution will be inside at 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. Bring boxes or bags for your food. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.

Bella Voce Chorus seeks new members

The Bella Voce Chorus members of Sweet Adelines International are searching for women singers in the Craig, Meeker, Steamboat and Baggs, Wyo., areas. The group wants to grow its chorus. Celebrating its 30th year, the Bella Voce Chorus was founded in Craig in 1983. Now led by the group’s new director, Jeana Womble, the women range from 11-year-olds to grandmothers and all are from diverse backgrounds. Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to attend the chorus’ weekly rehearsal at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Craig Middle School auditorium.

Musical knowledge is not necessary to join — every rehearsal is like a voice lesson. Any woman of average singing ability, with or without vocal training, will find a part that fits her voice range. For more information, contact Jeana Womble at 970-824-6472 or gladiam@live.com.

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