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Michelle Balleck: Crab-cracking, comedy, canines & causes

Michelle Balleck

Weekend movie show times

West Theatre

29 E. Victory Way


“My Soul to Take” — Rated R; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

“The Social Network” — Rated PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Tickets: $7 for ages 10 and older, $5 for ages 9 and younger

Sunday matinee: $5 for ages 10 and older, $4 for ages 9 and younger

Submit your event

Submit your event’s details for consideration by e-mailing me at mballeck@craigdai… or calling 875-1790.

If you like to eat, laugh and/or shop, this weekend’s got something for you. Lucky me, those are three of my favorite things.

It’s time again for a Craig classic.

The Craig Chamber of Commerce’s annual Crabfest starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Hwy. 40.

Pig out on king crab legs, red potatoes, corn on the cob, herb and cheese biscuits and desserts. Then brace yourself for laughter as the Moffat County High School acting class performs a skit followed by the comedic stylings of Sam Adams of Comedy Works.

There will also be a cash bar and live and silent auctions.

It’s a happy excuse to stuff your face, laugh your head off and drop some cash. Sure, it’s $50 a person, but it’s worth it.

Call the Chamber at 824-5689 or stop by 360 E. Victory Way to get your tickets.

Fashion and felines are the headliners at Saturday’s second annual Rescues and Runways fundraiser.

The fashion show, hosted by Maurice’s and benefiting the Humane Society of Moffat County and the Craig Animal Shelter, is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

To find out more about the event, which will also include a silent auction, adoptable animals and coupons for Maurice’s, call the store at 824-7393.

Come one, come all.

That’s the call of organizers of the second annual Community Family Festival, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Hwy. 40.

The carnival will feature games, prizes, face painting, balloon animals, food and drinks.

The carnival is sponsored by Communities Overcoming Meth Abuse, the Colorado Meth Project, Craig Daily Press and the Boys & Girls Club.

Everyone’s invited, and the event includes a family door prize of box seats to a Denver Nuggets game. Sweet.

There’s still time to design your own undergarments for a fun benefit for the Moffat County Cancer Society.

The Flower Mine/Gift Shop is hosting Boxers & Bras for a Cause, which calls entrants to decorate a bra and/or pair of boxers in the contest to be voted on by the public.

The deadline to enter bras and boxers on a hanger is 1:30 p.m. Saturday at The Flower Mine, 410 W. Victory Way.

Then voting will commence with votes costing $2 or more. A silent auction in November will sell the pieces to lucky bidders.

So hurry and get your thinking cap on for fun and flirty undergarment design ideas.

Focus your attention on the first Baggs Photography Show this weekend.

The Snake River Shutterbugs Photography Club hosts the show, which features 12 exhibitors, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Little Snake River Valley School, 333 N. Main St., Baggs, Wyo.

Check out the artwork, participate in a photo raffle and pre-order the first Snake River Valley Photo Book.

And buy some books at the Craig Middle School scholastic book fair.

The fair kicks off today and Friday and is open from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the CMS library, 915 Yampa Ave.

The fair, which also continues next week, is also open from 4:15 to 7:15 p.m. today.

Local author RaeAnne Hadley will be there today from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., and local author Daphne Stroh will be there from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. today.

Check it out to benefit new book purchases for the library, and call 826-6332 if you want to learn more.

The family of Russell Walsh invites the community to join in a balloon vigil for the late 16-year-old vehicle crash victim.

The vigil begins at 6 p.m. tonight on the Moffat County High School football field, 900 Finley Lane.

If you knew this young man, or even if you didn’t, join the family in remembering him.

Get your safety on.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife sponsors an Internet completion Hunter Education Course on Friday.

The class runs from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at the Maybell Community Center.

Call 272-3238 to get the skinny.

West Theatre is getting in “My Soul to Take,” to continue the scary movie genre, and one that’s a bit lighter, “The Social Network.”

I’m too much of a chicken to watch scary movies but have been looking forward to “The Social Network,” since part of my job involves Facebook and I enjoy it so much personally.

Redbox got “Robin Hood,” “Night of the Demons,” “The House of the Devil,” and “How to Train Your Dragon” this week. You can also rent the original “Friday the 13th” and Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary,” for some classic Halloween horror.

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