Datebook for Dec. 2
9 a.m. Community Coat Drive distribution is at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St., until noon. Anyone who needs a coat may come. One coat per person per year. Parents may pick up coats for children. The coat drive runs through Friday. Call 826-6836.
10 a.m. Children’s story-hour will be held at the Moffat County Library, 570 Green St. Another story-hour will be held at 11 a.m. Activities follow stories. RSVP by calling 824-5116.
4:30 p.m. The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office and Northwest Fire Center at 455 Emerson St. is holding an open house until 7 p.m. to celebrate the dedication of their new administration building. Refreshments and treats will be served; activities will include slide shows, display of firefighting equipment, and formal dedication of the new building. There will be a mixer with food, entertainment and giveaways starting from 5 to 7 p.m. Call the Chamber of Commerce to RSVP at 824-5689.
6 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will have a display of nativity sets at its meetinghouse, Ninth Street and Finley Lane, until 8 p.m. Call Coleen Fenton at 824-9638 for more information.
7 p.m. The Craig Music Parents will hold a meeting at the music room at Moffat County High School. The meeting is open to all parents. Attendance lets the school administration know that we value our music programs as much as we value our sports programs. Show support for your band or choir student and plan to attend. Call 824-7036.
7 p.m. Yampa Valley Sewing Guild will meet at the First Congregational Church, 630 Green St.. All seamstresses are invited. Call Pat at 824-3324.
7 p.m. The Ski Club is holding a mandatory meeting in the Craig Middle School auditorium for all who have enrolled in the club. Children younger than 19 must attend with a parent or guardian. Anyone not in attendance will be refunded their $10 enrollment fee and dropped from the club. Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 826-2029.
Friday, Dec. 3
Today is the deadline for Moffat County High School football players and their families to RSVP to attend the banquet at the high school at 7 p.m. Monday Call Lorraine at 824-7941 or Kathy at 824-2706.
9 a.m. Community Coat Drive distribution is at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St., until noon. Anyone who needs a coat may come. One coat per person per year. Parents may pick up coats for children. Call 826-6836.
9:30 a.m. A community playgroup for parents with young children is scheduled at the Early Childhood Education Center, 775 Yampa Ave. Call 824-0371.
Noon. Healthy Lunch workshop is being held at the CSU Extension Office, 539 Barclay St. For $2, people interested in eating more healthfully can participate in preparing eight holiday recipes, receive a recipe booklet and learn about more nutritious eating. Participants must have registered by Tuesday. Call 824-9182.
6 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will have a display of nativity sets at their meetinghouse, Ninth Street and Finley Lane, until 8 p.m. Call Coleen Fenton at 824-9638 for more information.
6:30 p.m. Moffat County Search and Rescue will hold a class focusing on winter survival and safely operating snowmachines. The class will be held at the CSU Extension office at 539 Barclay (downstairs) and is free to the public. Call George at 629-1092.
Saturday, Dec. 4
6 a.m. The Substance Abuse Prevention Program is hosting a pancake breakfast fund-raiser until 11 a.m. at Craig’s McDonalds. Tickets are $3 each and can be purchased from Moffat County School District students who are in third through sixth grades or from the Craig Police Department. Proceeds from the event benefit scholarships, after-school programs and DARE. For more information, call the police department at 826-2360.
8 a.m. The Moffat County High School Speech and Debate team is hosting a speech tournament at the high school that will last all day. Competing students from various Colorado schools will give performances of interpretations, humorous and dramatic speeches, poetry and debates. Call 824-7036.
9 a.m. The Mite Society of the First Christian Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale until noon at the fellowship hall, 960 W. Victory Way. Home baked items, hand embroidered and crocheted items as well as crafts will be for sale. Call 824-6773.
9 a.m. The Rocking “A” Scholarship Fund Christmas Craft Bazaar will be at the Exhibit Hall at the Routt County Fairgrounds, 398 S. Poplar, in Hayden. Call 276-3741.
10 a.m. The Annual John Jarvie Ranch Winter Fest is being presented by the Bureau of Land Management Vernal field office. Everyone is welcome and attendance is free. Live bluegrass music, cowboy poetry, Christmas carols, wagon rides, children’s crafts and a Browns Park Homemaker’s Club lunch will be part of the fun. The ranch is in Browns Park. Visit http://www.blm.gov/utah/ vernal or call 435-781-4400 for directions or more information.
5 p.m. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosts a family-style free dinner for senior citizens at the VFW Restaurant, 419 E. Victory Way (upstairs). Dinner will include turkey, potatoes, dressing and pumpkin squares. Money from VFW bingo is used to host the event. Call 824-7145.
7 p.m. The town of Hayden presents an evening of “Christmas Spirit and Harmony” at “The Tree” on Fourth Street and Jefferson Avenue in downtown Hayden. A candlelight service will follow with refreshments and a visit from Santa. The event is sponsored by the Hayden Recreation Board. Call 276-3741.
Sunday, Dec. 5
1:30 p.m. Bingo will be held at the VFW, 419 E. Victory Way. Call 824-7145.
1:30 p.m. Hayden Recreation Department presents the 16th annual Holiday Tree Festival and Auction at the Exhibit Hall at the Routt County Fairgrounds, 398 S. Poplar St. in Hayden. Call 276-3741.
4:30 p.m. The annual Ducks Unlimited banquet, auction and raffle will be held at the Craig Holiday Inn. Dinner will be served at 5:30. Door prizes, a raffle and an auction will follow. Tickets are $45 per person or $65 per couple. Children are welcome. All proceeds benefit wetland habitat projects across North America. Call Amy at 824-8252 for tickets or more information.
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