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Michelle Balleck: Kicking off the season right

Michelle Balleck

Michelle Balleck

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This season calls for thankfulness, remembrance, eating and yes, shopping. Hey, you might not be ready to think about Christmas or making lists and checking them twice, but I sure am. Let the countdown begin!

■ Thank you. Two simple words sum up today.

Nationally, it's Veterans Day, a time to say "thank you" and reflect.

Locally, you can remember and appreciate by attending a Veterans Day ceremony.

At 11 a.m. today, join Moffat County High School in honoring vets during an outdoor flag ceremony on the school's football field, 900 Finley Lane.

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Veterans can also be recognized by attending a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Northwest Realty, 105 E. Victory Way, and a dinner at 6 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

To round out the week, veterans can bowl for free from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave. Plus, all bowling proceeds during that time will be donated to the Bowlers to Veterans Link.

The alley also hosts a 3 p.m. flag dedication ceremony and a drawing for five freedom balls.

■ Time to shop. Christmas is just 43 days away, so it's time to start stocking up (pun intended).

Check out the Holiday Craft Show from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

There will be all kinds of gift items and things for yourself too.

Visit http://www.centennialmall.com for a list of all the vendors.

■ Kick up your heels to the live music of Chancey Williams & the Younger Brothers Band this weekend.

The group performs from 9 p.m. to close Friday and Saturday nights at the Sports Page Bar at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

It's great music at a great price — no cover this weekend. Sweet.

■ Women rejoice.

This weekend's Fall Fresh on Him ladies' conference reminds women how to keep God in the center of their everyday lives.

The event is Friday night and during the day Saturday, and features Sari Cobb as the guest speaker and Stacey Mathers performing music.

The conference fee is $15, and the event is sponsored by the High Country Baptist Association.

Call Dee at 824-5000 to see if there are any seats left.

■ Networking opportunities are calling.

There are two tonight, so take your pick.

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting a business after-hours mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. today at State Farm Insurance, 690 W. Victory Way. The Golden Cavvy is catering.

RSVP by calling 824-5689 or e-mailing office@craig-chamber.com.

Yampa Valley Partners hosts 5:05 Drinks from 5:05 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at Fiesta Jalisco, 410 Ranney St.

The event features free food and drinks and a presentation by Susan Holland of Emerald Mountain Energy about the pros and cons of implementing solar energy in homes.

■ Don't resist the breadsticks.

All day today, give into your craving and participate in the Sunset Elementary School fundraiser with Pizza Hut.

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, a portion of sales will be donated to the school. Just mention the Sunset fundraiser to benefit the school.

The offer is valid on dine-in, carryout or delivery from the Craig Pizza Hut, 1070 W. Victory Way. Call the restaurant at 824-6531 to order.

■ Let the whole world know what you're thankful for this holiday season.

In honor of Thanksgiving, the Craig Daily Press is accepting written pieces explaining why you're thankful.

Entries should be 150 words or fewer, and should be e-mailed to me at mballeck@craigdailypress.com or dropped off at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave. before Nov. 18.

Include your full name, phone number and your age, if you're age 18 or younger.

We'll publish these pieces in the Nov. 25 edition of the paper, so keep an eye out.

■ West Theatre is getting in "Red," starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren, and is holding "Megamind" over for a second week.

Redbox now has "Grown Ups," "The Dry Land" and "Jonah Hex."

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way


• “Red” — PG-13; 7 and 9 05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

• “Megamind” — PG; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

• Tickets: $7 for ages 10 and older, $5 for ages 9 and younger

• Sunday matinee: $5 for ages 10 and older, $4 for ages 9 and younger

Submit your event

Submit your event’s details for consideration by e-mailing me at mballeck@craigdai… or calling 875-1790.

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