Datebook for Dec. 17
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Senior swimnastics takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625.
9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Kevin at 824-1703 or Ann Anderson at 826-2717.
2:30 p.m. Santa Claus is accepting Christmas letters from local children at the Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave. Include first name and age.
5 p.m. The Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way, hosts bingo. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:15 p.m. Call Frank at 824-6131 or 620-0874.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meets at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. Call Megan at 756-4554.
6 p.m. The Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave., hosts a fundraising auction for Chance and Riley Abney, who lost their home to fire Dec. 2. The auction raises money for the family to replace clothes, furniture and other items, and to buy Christmas presents.
7 p.m. Fellowship Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 657 Green St. Call 326-6646.
7 to 9 p.m. Celebrate Recovery meets at 1150 W. Ninth St. The group is designed to help people overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups. Childcare is provided and late-comers are welcome. Call 824-5926.
Saturday, Dec. 18
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Moffat County High School, 915 Yampa Ave., hosts a craft show. Booth space is available. Proceeds go toward helping pay for MCHS students’ trip to Europe this spring. Call Jeff Simon at 826-6596.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa Claus appears at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.
1 to 4 p.m. The third annual Christmas for Kids is at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40. Activities, including visits with Santa and craft projects, are free. Call Wyman Museum at 824-6346.
The Steamboat Springs City Council voted, 4-3, to ban disposable plastic bags at Steamboat’s largest grocery stores.