Datebook for Dec. 9 |

Datebook for Dec. 9

9:30 a.m. The Craig Book Club will meet to review “Waiting for Snow in Havana” by Carlos Eire at Serendipity coffee shop. Call Jan at 824-4136.

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. Children can decorate cookies after story time. RSVP by calling 824-5116.

Noon The “Books are Fun” book fair at Craig Intermediate School library will be open until 7 p.m. Multiple copies of more than 200 book titles will be available as well as a variety of gift items. Proceeds will benefit the intermediate school’s library and school. Call 824-3287.

4 p.m. Compassionate Friends meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St., in the basement until 5 p.m. The mission of Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. Call Audrey Danner at 824-6636.

6 p.m. Teen Mothers of Preschoolers meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave., until 7:30 p.m. All mothers with children from birth to kindergarten are welcome. Child care and dinner are provided. Call 824-6549.

7 p.m. Knights of Columbus will meet at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 678 School St. Call 824-5488 or 824-5330.
Friday, Dec. 10
Friday is the last day to register for the Craig Youth Hockey Night League Program. Register at Craig Parks and Recreation. The cost is $79 and practices begin in January. Call Wendy Otis at 826-0700 or Mike Boatright at 824-2046.

Friday is the last day to register for the Community Ski Club. The club is open to anyone ages sixth grade to adult. Registration fee is $10 and lift tickets are offered at a discounted price. Call 826-2029.

9 a.m. The Friends of the Library group is having a used book sale today at Centennial Mall (inside the old Payless Shoesource) until 5 p.m.

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 The Winter Arts and Crafts Show is at Centennial Mall until 7 p.m. Crafts and other items from senior citizens and nonprofit groups will be for sale. Call 824-7011 for booth availability.

7 p.m. First Christian Church presents the Joyful Noise Makers Christmas program. Children in grades kindergarten through sixth will present a play and music. A cookie fellowship will follow. Call 824-6024.

7:30 p.m. The Militant Labor Forum presents “U.S. out of Iraq! Bring the troops home now!” at the Militant Labor Forum Hall, 11 W. Victory Way, Suite 205. A speaker representing the Socialist Workers Party will be present. Call 824-6380.
Saturday, Dec. 11
6 a.m. The Substance Abuse Prevention Program is hosting a pancake breakfast fund-raiser until 11 a.m. at Craig’s McDonald’s. Tickets are $3 each and can be purchased from Moffat County School District students who are in third through sixth grade or from the Craig Police Department. Tickets also are available at the door. 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 Elks hold their National Hoop Shoot for ages 8 to 13 at the Craig Middle School west campus. Sign-in starts at 8 a.m., but children can be pre-registered by calling Dora at 824-2251. Children must bring copies of their birth certificates that show they are between 8 and 13 years old as of April 1, 2005. The shoot starts at 9 a.m. Call Jodi or Dora at 824-2251.

9 a.m. The Winter Arts and Crafts Show is at Centennial Mall until 5 p.m. Crafts and other items from senior citizens and nonprofit groups will be for sale. Call 824-7011 for booth availability.

9 a.m. The Friends of the Library group is having a used book sale today at Centennial Mall (inside the old Payless Shoesource) until 5 p.m.

Noon The Craig Rotary Club is sponsoring a Holiday Home Tour until 4 p.m. Participants can purchase a $5 program that describes the homes at the first house they visit. Proceeds will benefit Rotary Club scholarships and other programs. Homes featured this year are 1005 Pershing St., 107 Moffat County Road 22, 5801 Highway 394 and 866 Villa View Dr.

1 p.m. The ladies of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Lutheran Church of Grace are presenting a Christmas Tea in the Victorian themed tea room at Lutheran Church of Grace, 657 Green St. Tickets are $5. Call Susie Aiken at 824-9633.

1:30 p.m. The fourth annual Hayden Senior Holiday “Friendship” Tea, sponsored by The Haven and the Hayden Recreation Board, is at The Haven, 300 S. Shelton Lane. Entertainment will be provided on the harp and piano by Andrea Erickson. Attendants should have signed up no later than Wednesday by calling Lindsay at 276-3741, ext. 16.

2 p.m. Community Coat Distribution is at Ridgeview West Apartments, 615 Riford Road, Apt. 2-E, until 5 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available to all. Anyone who needs a coat may come. One coat a person a year. Parents may pick up coats for children. The drive is sponsored by Love In the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley. Call 826-4400.

5 p.m. The Browns Hole Homemakers’ Club is having a Christmas party at Lodore Hall in Browns Park. Festivities will include a gift exchange (less than $5) and a potluck dinner. Attendants bringing children should bring a small gift for Santa Claus to hand out. Call Dora at 824-2251.
Sunday, Dec. 12
9 a.m. The Craig Snowmobile Club is having a Christmas ride and party today. The ride starts at 9 a.m. departing from the Craig Middle School north parking lot. The potluck dinner is at 6 p.m. at Susan and Ron Spencer’s home. Call Ron Spencer at 824-3745.

1:30 p.m. Bingo will be held at the VFW, 419 E. Victory Way. Call 824-7145.

5 p.m. Awana groups meet at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave. in Craig for ages 3 through 12th grade. Call Pastor Rod Compton at 824-5222.

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