Michelle Balleck: Fall into fall with weekend of fun
September 23, 2010
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A sunny, warm-temperature finish to the summer isn't a bad way to go out. And I say, bring on the fall colors.
I am excited for a weekend of bonding with my husband (insert "aww" here) and for shooting the heck out of the beautiful scenery around us. I think I'll even dig out my old Pentax and shoot some film for the first time in years.
Enjoy our nice weather any way you choose, but have a look at these events to keep you entertained this weekend.
■ Take a glimpse into the future.
That's what playwright and director David Morris wants to offer audiences during this weekend's three performances of "Moffat County's Last Stand."
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The three-act "crazy" play makes predictions about Moffat County as seen in 2025.
The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Craig Middle School auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.
So, head on out and take a trip back to the future.
■ Even though summer is officially over, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.
This is the last weekend to hit the lake, as Elkhead Reservoir's boat ramp closes Oct. 1.
And with clear-sky temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s Saturday and Sunday, it's a great close to the summer.
The lake is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the next week. The lake will remain open to hand-launch vessels.
Call Yampa River State Park at 276-2061 to get all the season-ending details.
■ And speaking of getting outside, head out to the 17th annual National Public Lands Day for a chance to help your community and get some prizes in return.
The Bureau of Land Management's Little Snake Field Office is hosting a GPS/geocache tutorial at 8:30 a.m. at the BLM office in Craig. A volunteer clean-up at Cedar Mountain begins at 10 a.m.
Following, the BLM hosts a barbecue and raffle.
Put on your work clothes and help out to get a free T-shirt, fee-free day pass and goodie bag. Call Gina Robison at 826-5083 to learn more.
■ A good meal for a good cause.
Advance tickets are $10 per person or $35 per family, and are available through Saturday at local church offices or by calling Love INC at 826-4400. Tickets at the door are $11 per person or $37 per family.
■ The next mixer is tonight.
It's free for everyone, but RSVP by calling 824-5689 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ You're in the money. Or at least, you could be if you take your chances at American Legion Post 62 bingo.
The progressive jackpot is up to $1,700, and you could have your shot at it by joining the action at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way.
Doors open at 5 p.m., so get a good seat.
■ Take the scenic route.
Growing up, my dad always liked to take us home on the scenic route. And this weekend's fall trek offers that same opportunity.
The trek is free, but those who want to take the scenic route should provide their own transportation, lunch, water and chairs. RSVP to (307) 383-6861.
For square dance lessons and a whole lot of fun, reserve your Friday nights, starting at 7 p.m., and head on down to the American Legion Hall, 220 S. Third St., in Hayden.
The cost is $5.50 per person.
Call Elaine Sturges at 879-3521, or Arloa and Erv Gerber at 824-3396 for more information.
■ It's serious business at West Theatre this weekend.