Craig briefs for August 3 |

Craig briefs for August 3

Free concert Tuesday

The Momento String Quartet, 2007 Strings in the Mountains Music Festival’s Young Artists-in-Residence, will perform a free outreach concert at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, to the children at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

The Quartet features Laura Reid, violin; Meredith McCallum, violin; Alexis Carter, viola; Marie-Claire Lavigueur, cello.

The program at the Boys and Girls Club will include music from movements of classical quartet repertoire and special requests from the audience. During each program, a quartet member will introduce each piece with facts or insights in order to make the music more accessible for the children.

This performance is funded by Strings in the Mountains Music Festival and a grant from Yampa Valley Commun-ity Foundation.

Strings in the Mountains, a nationally-recognized music festival, presents more than 70 performances of chamber music, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass and world rhythms – among other genres.

Artists include Grammy winners and nominees, major competition winners and principal players from the most renowned orchestras.

The intimate 540-seat tent overlooks breathtaking vistas of Mt. Werner and the beautiful Yampa Valley, making it an ideal venue to hear world-class music.

Since its inception in 1988, Strings’ audience has grown from 1,400 to more than 30,000 last summer.

Goat Berry Bingo fundraiser on Aug. 10, 11

The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is hosting a “Goat Berry Bingo” fundraiser during the Moffat County Fair on Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 near the Fairgrounds grand stands.

Bingo sessions are to be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.

Contestants can buy a square for $2. Prizes will be given to winners who chose the squares the most “berries” land on.

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center, 356 Ranney St., is a non-profit agency, which provides services for women who face unplanned pregnancies. Call 824-5204 for more information.

Raising someone else’s kids?

A support group for grandparents or relatives raising kin in Moffat or Routt counties will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Craig Visiting Nurse Association, 745 Russell St. For more information call Katie at 871-7628.

Writing contest

Downtown Books and the Daily Press are sponsoring a second writing contest, also on Harry Potter. Entries should be final thoughts on book seven, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and/or final thoughts on the overall series.

The winner will get a $50 dollar gift certificate to downtown books, and be published in the Craig Daily Press.

All accepted entries will be put on the Daily Press’s Web site,

Entries should be no longer than 800 words, and contestants need to be in the Craig Daily Press coverage area. The deadline has been moved back for entries. It is now Aug. 10.

Email entries to or bring them by the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave. For more information, contact editor Jerry Raehal at 824-7031, ext. 204.

Quilt show in October

The Delectable Mountain Quilters are accepting reservations for the Fall Retreat Quilting Workshop to be held Oct. 12 to Oct. 14 at the Holiday Inn in Steamboat. Nationally recognized quilter Louisa Smith will be the instructor. Smith will offer two classes – “Strips and Curves” and “One Patch Plus.” Reservations must be made by Sept. 1. Call Sue Leeson at 871-0985.

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