Datebook for Dec. 9
9:30 a.m. The Colorado Wildlife Commission will meet at the La Quinta Inn in Silverthorne, 560 Silverthorne Lane. The commission will discuss an elk hunting pilot program in western Moffat County.
9:30 a.m. The Craig Book Club will meet. Patti and Pres Askew will review David McCullough’s “1776.” Call Marti at 824-5488.
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado will meet at the Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant in Rifle, 1214 Access Road. The association will discuss a variety of issues, including energy development in the region. Call the association at 625-1723.
10 and 11 a.m. The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St, holds story-hours. The topic is Rudolph, and participants will make reindeer art. Call Linda at 824-5116.
Friday, Dec. 9
Noon to 7 p.m. The Centennial Mall Winter Arts and Crafts is at the mall, 1111 W. Victory Way. Santa Claus will be at the mall from 2 to 6 p.m.
6 p.m. Craig Youth Soccer Association will have a sign-up and practice for indoor soccer in the gym of Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. The group will have four sessions in December and more after winter break. The cost is $25. Call Lashanna Cox at 826-2827.
7 p.m. The Greenridge Mountaineer Square Dance Club will gather at Hayden Congregational Church, 202 E. Jefferson Ave. in Hayden. Call Lois Norman at 824-6773.
Saturday, Dec. 10
8 a.m. Registration begins for the Elks National Hoop Shoot for boys and girls ages 8 to 13 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. The event begins at 9 a.m. Participants must show a copy of their birth certificates. To register early, call Jody or Dora Watson at 824-2251.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Centennial Mall Winter Arts and Crafts Show is at the mall, 1111 W. Victory Way. Santa Claus will be at the mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1 to 4 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Lutheran Church of Grace will hold their second annual Christmas Tea at the churches, 657 Green St. Tea, sweets and sandwiches will be served. Tickets are $5. Limited tickets are available at the door. Call Susie at 824-9633.
Monday, Dec. 12
5:15 p.m. The Humane Society of Moffat County will hold its regular meeting at the Golden Cavvy Restaurant, 538 Yampa Ave. Also, the group’s calendars, titled “Moffat County’s Cutest Pets,” are on sale for $15. Call 870-7500.
7:30 p.m. The male quartet Marcoux Corner will perform A Cappella Christmas at Moffat County High School. Call Gail Petch at 824-6654.
Thursday, Dec. 15
10 and 11 a.m. The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., holds story-hours. Holiday stories will be told, and children will make tree hats. Call Linda at 824-5116.
6:30 p.m. The Colorado Wilderness Network will host a joint John Fielder/Colorado Environmental Coalition open house at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. Fielder will discuss and present a slideshow of his newest book, “Colorado 1870-2000 II.” The event is free, and refreshments will be served.
Friday Dec. 16
7 p.m. The Greenridge Mountaineer Square Dance Club will gather at Hayden Congregational Church, 202 E. Jefferson Ave. in Hayden. A Christmas potluck dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Call Lois Norman at 824-6773.
Saturday, Dec. 17
1 to 2 p.m. SHARE Craig, a program working to provide affordable groceries, will distribute items at St. Michael’s Church, 678 School St. To receive the items, participants must have registered. Call Karen at 824-7939.
2 p.m. The Caregiver Support Group will meet at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Drive. Call Regina Grinolds at 824-3985.
4 p.m. The Browns Park and Maybell Community Christmas party is at Lodore Hall in Browns Park. A traditional turkey and ham dinner will be served. Call Lois Vaughn at (970) 269-8950.
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