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Michelle Balleck: It’s a balloon. It’s a lei. It’s your weekend.

Michelle Balleck

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For me, the end of summer means finishing up projects and gearing up for school. It also means attending my seventh wedding of the summer, a garage sale Friday and Saturday and prepping the house for a guest staying with us for a month.

Sleep is not in my future.

But fun can be in yours. Just have a look at what this weekend brings.

The next Chamber mixer is tonight, and it's sure to have some yummy treats.

It's from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cugino's Italian Restaurant, 572 Breeze St.

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The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors host the event and invite everyone to go. But RSVP by calling 824-5689 or email office@craig-chamber.com.

Dig out your grass skirt and coconut bra. It's time for the 71st annual Craig Fire/Rescue Firefighter's Ball.

This party, which has a Hawaiian luau theme, is from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the O.P. Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way. It's just for adults, so kiddos, stay home.

Dress how you wish, and go all out if you want to compete for the best costume prize.

The cost is $10 per person, with food and drinks available for some extra dough. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund.

Need tickets? Call the fire station at 824-5914.

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a balloon.

The inaugural Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival is Friday through Sunday at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40.

Organizers have eight pilots lined up to launch early Saturday and Sunday mornings, sometime between 6:30 and 8 a.m. So have a look up in the sky.

There's also a community barbecue at 6 p.m. Friday for $9 a person and a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for $5 a person.

Saturday night features live music by Cabin Fever for a $5 admission and a barbecue dinner for $9 a person from 6 to 10 p.m.

There's a balloon glow after dark and s'mores and root beer floats at 8 p.m. Saturday.

There's also tractor pulls and some games and vendors at the museum.

Get some culture in.

The Emerald City Outreach Opera is putting on the show, "Suor Angelica," at 7 p.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1295 W. Ninth St.

The performance includes the one-hour opera followed by a second hour of selections from Puccini's "La Boheme."

Tickets cost $10 for adults. Students and children are free.

Get some more culture in.

After you soak up some opera, kick back with some Broadway musicals.

The vocal students of Emily Pfeifer present highlights from "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and other popular musicals at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

The recital will feature students in costumes and a choreographed show.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

West Theatre is getting in "Dinner for Schmucks" — I can't wait to see this — and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."

Redbox has "The Last Song," if you're up for a chick flick.

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