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Craig Briefs: Open Mic Night set for today in Craig

Those interested in performing poetry, readings, music or comedy have an opportunity today.

Open Mic Night is at 7 p.m. at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave.

Performers can sign up at 6:30 p.m., and performances will follow the order of sign-up.

For more information, call Bill Ronis at 620-6589.

Play scheduled for tonight at church

The Northwest Colorado Homeschool Association's speech and drama club, "Heavenly Hollywood," is scheduled to present a theatre production, "The Fairest Flower of the South," today.

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The play is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way.

Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, cost $3 for individuals, $2 for seniors, and

$12 for a family of four or more.

For more information, call Tobi Chacon at 824-6512.

Museum now open for summer hours

On Monday, the Wyman Museum opened under its summer hours. The museum, 94350 U.S. Highway 40, will be open six days a week, closed only Wednesdays.

For more information, call the museum at 824-6346.

Financial aid for preschool available

Preschool scholarships are available through the Moffat County School District and the Colorado Preschool Program.

The scholarships pay for preschool tuition for qualified preschool children who are 3 or 4 years old on or before Aug. 31.

Applications are available from the school district at 775 Yampa Ave., and various organizations and preschools in the community.

For more information, contact Sarah Hepworth at 824-7457, or

9News Health Fair coming to Craig

Kristi Shepherd, 9News Health Fair site coordinator, said a senior draw for those 65 and older will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Meadows II, 595 Ledford St.

Preregistration for the senior draw is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Meadows II.

The health fair will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1 at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St.

For more information, call Shepherd at 824-5814.

Donations needed for area crafters

A group of local crafters are trying to make items for area nursing homes and veterans and are accepting donations of yarn, embroidery floss, small beads and/or pearls, fabric and batting material.

For more information, call Kathy Carlton at 826-9943.

Semester of ESL classes are under way in Craig

Integrated Community started a new semester of English as a Second Language classes Monday in the basement of St. Michael Catholic Church's office, 678 School St.

For beginners, the classes are open from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For intermediate and advanced learners, classes are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The cost is $50 per person. For more information, call 824-6424.

Bingo scheduled for Saturday at Legion

American Legion Post 62 bingo is scheduled for Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 5 p.m., and games begin at 6:15 p.m.

The event is open to the public.

SHARE orders available Saturday at church

SHARE Craig's Food Distribution Day will be Saturday.

Orders may be picked up between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St.

For more information, call Karen Gibson at 824-7939 or 620-0339.

Coffee Party meeting Saturday at coffee shop

The Craig chapter of the Coffee Party USA takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call Jim Blevins at 824-4564.

Shepherd to discuss pioneering family

Preserving the Last Frontier organization will host its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the second-floor conference room at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

Al Shepherd will talk about his family, who were Moffat County pioneers. The meeting is open to the public. 

For more information, call 824-6761.

Book club to discuss 'Flush' on Saturday

The Page Turners book club is meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., to discuss "Flush," by Carl Hiaasen. For more information, call 620-0659.

Local Union 1799 set to meet Sunday in Craig

Local Union 1799 is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

For more information, call Fran Lux at 824-4134.

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