Camp scholarships, Kids Theatre top list of educational activities for first week of February |

Camp scholarships, Kids Theatre top list of educational activities for first week of February

Craig Press staff report

Applications available for Rotary Youth Leadership Camp

Applications are now available for camp for Rotary Youth Leadership, available to current high-school sophomores or juniors, and Young Rotary Youth Leadership, for current seventh-graders.

The Craig Rotary Club will sponsor four high-school students for RYLA and four seventh-grade students for YRYLA to attend camp this summer. RYLA camp is held at the YMCA in Estes Park, and YRYLA is held at the Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center in Larkspur.

Applications deadline is Friday, March 23.

For more information, contact Renee Campbell at or 970-875-1788.

Fractured Fairy Tales Kids Theatre practice begins Feb. 6

Students age 10 and older learn the basics of acting and stage production through Colorado Northwestern Community College’s College for Kids Theatre program. The program, taught by David Morris, starts with a first practice from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Craig Middle School.

Students will learn a part in a short play about crazy fairy tale characters, then perform for the public at 6 p.m. Feb. 24.

For more information and to register, contact CNCC Director of Community Education Desiree Moore at 970-824-1135 or

Connections4Kids Parent Education Center offers ongoing support

Connections 4 Kids works to strengthen resources and services for children, from birth through age 8, and their families, in Northwest Colorado. The program offers ongoing support through ready for kindergarten workshops, autism, postpartum depression and breastfeeding support groups.

For more information call 970-824-1081 or visit

Readopoly: Winter Reading Program offered through March

Moffat County Library is offering a Winter Reading Program through March, to include game nights, new family story times, a youth winter book club and new themes for preschool story times.

The program will feature the following.

• Game Nights at Village Inn

Village Inn and Moffat County Libraries will host multiple events the second Monday of February and March, with Kids Eat Free Family Game Night at Village Inn.
Children age 10 and younger eat free, and they and their families can enjoy games and activities with plenty of prizes, including titles that will be part of the library’s Winter Book Club. Open-house seating is first-come, first-served.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12, March 12
Where: Village Inn, 1103 W. Victory Way
Cost: Children age 10 and younger eat free

More information: 970-824-9600 or

• Family Story Time

Stories and activities for the whole family at 3:45 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.

Themes are as follows.
Feb. 15 – Friendship
March 15  – The Power of Poetry

• Winter Book Club

The club, which meets at 11 a.m., is for readers age 10 and older.  Readers will read a book before the club meets, then share thoughts about the book and participate in an activity.

Dates and book selections are as follows.
Feb. 24 – “I’ll Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives,” by Caitlin Alfirenka
March 31 ­– “The Bone Thief,” by Alyson Noel

• Story Times at the Moffat County Library

Story Times are scheduled for 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the Craig branch of the library, 570 Green Street. Librarians ask parents to arrive early, as entering late causes distractions.

Dates and themes are as follows.
Feb. 8 – Valentine’s/Friendship
Feb. 15 ­– Dental Health
Feb. 22 – Arctic Animals
March 1 – Dr. Seuss
March 8 – Let’s Be Silly
March 15 – St. Patrick’s Day
March 22 – Spring
March 29 – Riddles and Rhymes Poetry