Craig education briefs for Jan. 17, 2015: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ shows Saturday at Moffat County High School |

Craig education briefs for Jan. 17, 2015: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ shows Saturday at Moffat County High School

Lauren Blair
and will culminate in two shows Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the MCHS auditorium.

— The curtain will go up for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz” at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

Tickets are $5 and available at the door.

The show features Craig students from kindergarten through sixth-grade. Participants rehearsed every afternoon this week following auditions on Monday.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT previously performed shows such as “The Pied Piper” and “Blackbeard the Pirate” in Craig.

MCT residency in Craig is made possible by The Memorial Hospital with support from Friends of Moffat County Education.

For more information, call local coordinator Amy Peck at 970-326-6561.

Auditions to be held for “Taming the Wilderness”

Auditions will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Craig Middle School auditorium for “Taming the Wilderness,” a play written by Craig resident David Morris.

The play is a tongue-in-cheek, fictional account of how the city of Craig was founded.

The cast calls for at least 10 to 15 people, and parts are available for all ages. No preparation is necessary.

Rehearsals will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. for approximately three weeks. The play will be performed in February and all proceeds will go to support the Boys & Girls Club in Craig.

For more information, contact David Morris at 970-824-7158.

Connections 4 Kids seeks submissions for annual children’s art show in February

Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council of Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, is hosting its fourth annual Cherish the Little Things children’s art show Feb. 12 to 14, according to a press release from the organization.

For those who want to submit community art made from those ages 3 to 18, submissions must be turned into Connections 4 Kids by 5 p.m. Monday.

The show will feature more than 300 pieces of art created by Moffat County youths in preschool through high school. The show will be open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. Febr. 12; 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 14, including during downtown Craig’s annual ArtWalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14, at The Center of Craig located at 601 Yampa Ave.

At the art show, community members may vote by their monetary donations on their favorite pieces among 20 finalists in preschool through fifth grade. The top vote-getter will be featured on the cover of the 2014-2015 Connections 4 Kids calendar, which will feature important dates, activities and ideas for families and will be distributed throughout Moffat County. The next top 12 vote-getters will each be placed on their own month, while the seven runners-up will be featured in a tiled fashion on the final month of the school year calendar.

Prints of the 20 finalist art pieces, on high-quality 11-x-17-inch paper, will be available for sale for $15 each. Ornaments, which double as tabletop art, featuring miniature versions of the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 finalist pieces on small easels will be for sale for $5 each.

Sponsorship opportunities for Cherish the Little Things children’s art show are still available at the $500, $350 and $150 levels. Proceeds from art show sponsorships, finalist voting, prints and ornaments will support Connections 4 Kids’ projects in its four areas of focus: health; early learning; social, emotional and mental health; and family support and parent education.

To sponsor Cherish the Little Things art show or for more information, call Betsy Overton at 970-824-1081.

Moffat County Board of Education to convene Thursday

The Moffat County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Sandrock Elementary School. A work session will precede the meeting at 4 p.m.

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