Datebook for May 17 |

Datebook for May 17

6:30 p.m. New member and parent orientation will be held at the Boys & Girls Club, 1324 U.S. Highway 40 in Craig. New members, existing parents and interested community members are encouraged to attend. Call 826-0411.

Wednesday, May 18
8:30 a.m. Mothers of Preschoolers meets at Calvary Baptist, 1050 Yampa Ave., until 11a.m. The cost is $6. Children are welcome. Call 824-0101.

Thursday, May 19
7:30 a.m. Craig Senior Citizens are going to see the Rockies play the Giants at Coors Field. They plan to be back in Craig by 9:30 p.m. The cost of the trip is $35. Space is limited. Call 826-2004 to sign up.

Friday, May 20
10 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering immunizations every Monday and Friday. New clients should bring in their records 24 to 48 hours before their appointment dates. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by their parents or present a signed permission slip from a parent. Medicaid recipients should bring their cards. Call the VNA at 824-8233.

5:30 p.m. The Boys & Girls Club of Craig will have its grand opening for the public. There will be a burrito dinner, tours of the building, Jump-O-Lene for the children, drawings for some great prizes, and music by the Craig Middle School Band. Tickets for the burrito dinner are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger if purchased in advance. Tickets at the door are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at KS Kreations, New Images, Taco Bell and the Boys & Girls Club. Guests may park at the BLM and Standard Plumbing and take a free shuttle bus to the BGCC building.

7 p.m. The Governor’s Tag raffle, spon–sored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, will be held at the Holiday Inn. Call Sue Syvertson at 824-3633.

7 p.m. Bingo at the Elks Club, 43 W. Victory Way. Children are welcome with adult supervision.

Saturday, May 21
7 a.m. The 19th annual “Where the Hell is Maybell?” bike ride departs from Northwest Storage, 4295 U.S. Highway 40. Another group departs at 7:30 a.m. from Western Knolls subdivision. The race is free. There will be a breakfast served in Maybell for riders with a cost of $5 per person. Call 826-2029.

10 a.m. Join local bird enthusiast Nancy Merrill for a guided bird walk at the Yampa River Preserve on Carpenter Ranch just east of Hayden. Enjoy the peaceful morning scenery and learn about the avian residents of the Carpenter Ranch. A second walk is scheduled for the same time May 26.

10 a.m. Hands-On Quilters will meet at the Craig Fire Station. There will be a demonstration on chenille strip quilts. Call Cheryl at 824-2567.

11 a.m. The Craig Daily Press’ annual Hometown Heroes picnic will be held at City Park next to the VFW. The picnic is free of charge and hamburgers, salads and beverages will be provided. The public is encouraged to bring a dessert to share. This community picnic is a celebration of the men and women who are serving in the armed forces or have lost their lives serving our country and for the veterans who have made so many American freedoms possible. For more information, call Samantha Johnston at 824-7031.

11 a.m. District 10 of the National Barrel Horse Association is sponsoring a competition at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds. Call (970) 948-4400 or visit

Noon The Moffat County Cowbelles will meet at the Galaxy Restaurant. Call Marie Schneider at 824-6408.

1 p.m. Share distribution is at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 678 School St., until 2 p.m. Call Karen at 824-7939 or Laura at 824-7916.

2 p.m. The Caregivers Support Group meets at Sand Rock Ridge Care and Rehab. Call Regina Grinolds at 824-3985.

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