Briefs for Dec. 30, 2011: Auditions for kids’ performance set |

Briefs for Dec. 30, 2011: Auditions for kids’ performance set

A touring theater is seeking children in kindergarten through fifth grade to audition for its production of “The Tortoise Versus the Hare.”

Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production take place at 4 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. No advance preparation for the audition is necessary.

The group is seeking more than 50 local children to participate. There are no guarantees that everyone who auditions for the play will be cast.

Rehearsals will take place every day from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Jan. 18 through Jan. 20 at the MCHS auditorium. Additional rehearsals will be scheduled Jan. 21, or the day of the performances.

Not all cast members will be needed at each session, but children who audition must have a clear schedule for the entire week and be able to attend all rehearsals required for their roles.

The Memorial Hospital and The Memorial Hospital Foundation are bringing the performance to Craig.

For more information, call Jennifer Riley at 826-3109 or Michele Chalmers at 824-5522.

VFW senior dinner date change

The January senior dinner at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 in Craig will take place at 5 p.m. Jan. 9. The monthly event normally takes place the first Monday of the month, but it has been moved back due to the New Year’s holiday.

The dinner is free to all seniors and takes place at the VFW, 419 E. Victory Way.

For more information, call the VFW at 824-7145.

Post offices open New Year’s Eve

All post offices across the country will be open New Year’s Eve, the U.S. Postal Service reported in a news release. Normal Saturday hours at individual locations will apply.

Post offices will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday. There will be no delivery on these days, with the exception of Express Mail.

For more information, call the Craig post office at 824-8506 or call 800-ASK-USPS or visit

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