Briefs for July 4: July Fourth parade, picnic today
July 4, 2012
A Fourth of July parade starts at noon today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.
The event is free to all floats, groups and participants. Lineup is at 10 a.m.
The parade travels down Victory Way and ends at Craig Post Office, 556 Pershing St.
A Fourth of July picnic follows at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, baked beans, watermelon and beverages will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert.
The event also includes children's games and live entertainment.
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary members are seeking volunteers to help with games and serve food.
For more information about the picnic or parade, call Johnny Garcia at 629-3345 or 826-2627.
To volunteer, call Mary Walters at 824-2923.
Museum hosts book signing Sunday
The Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave., will host a free book signing with Dorothy Wickenden, senior editor at The New Yorker magazine and author of "Nothing Daunted," from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The New York Times bestselling book describes Wickenden's grandmother's experiences in the West, where she was one of the first teachers at Elkhead School.
"(Wickenden) recounts, from her grandmother's letters, many local anecdotes and tales of the homesteaders in our corner of Northwest Colorado and captures the unique character of the people of that time and place," the museum reported in a news release.
For more information, call 824-6360 or visit http://www.museumnwco.org.
Free sports exams offered
Moffat Family Clinic, 600 Russell St., is offering free sports exams for Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School students through July 31. Call 824-3252 to schedule an appointment.
Farmers market set for Thursdays
A farmers market takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday in Alice Pleasant Park on the 500 block of Yampa Avenue in downtown Craig.
Vendors are slated to sell jewelry, crafts, baked goods and produce. Admission to the event is free.
Other markets take place from noon to 6 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 20.
For more information, call Bob or Diane Grubb at 620-4243.