Weekend Roundup: Autumn activities galore
The air is crisp and the time is ripe for a big schedule of activities to start the month right in Northwest Colorado.
The inaugural ARToberfest art exhibition runs Friday and Saturday next to design and screen printing business Chaos Ink, hosted by Northwest Colorado Arts Council. The event features multiple art displays by local talents as well as light appetizers.
When: 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: 80 E. Fourth St.
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: Facebook.com/NWCArtsCouncil
The spirit of history
The Craig Historic Ghost Walk is a visual storytelling of Craig and Moffat County’s history Friday and Saturday in downtown Craig. Guides will take spectators on a walking tour of the area to tell numerous true tales of the region. The tours last about 90 minutes, with walkers traversing about one mile. It is not recommended for ages 6 and younger.
When: Tours start at 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday; last tour departs at 7 p.m.
Where: Starts at Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.
Cost: Tickets $10; $2 discount for seniors, students, first responders, and veterans.
For more information: 970-230-2103
A fest for the best
Octoberfest, hosted by Downtown Business Association, City of Craig and Moffat County’s Local Marketing District, returns to downtown Craig all day Saturday.
The gathering features live music, family activities, food and craft vendors, beer garden, a chili cook-off, a cornhole tournament, wagon rides and tours of Museum of Northwest Colorado.
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Alice Pleasant Park, 500 block of Yampa Avenue
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: 970-824-7898
A night with friends
Yampa Valley Friends of the NRA will host its annual banquet Saturday night at Boys & Girls Club of Craig. The night will include games and drawings, as well as live and silent auctions, with many firearms up for bids.
When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 East U.S. Highway 40
Cost: $40 per person, raffle ticket packages starting at $100
For more information: 970-629-2305
Go with the glow
Memorial Regional Health hosts its Glow Run 5K Saturday night, with a route starting at Colorado Northwestern Community College and running along the campus and hospital. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear costumes and glow apparel.
Organizers will also provide post-run entertainment and food, and participants can purchase luminaries to honor loved ones affect by cancer.
When: Registration at 5:45, run at 6:45 p.m. Saturday
Where: CNCC, 2801 W. Ninth St.
Cost: $20 for adults; $10 for CNCC staff and students and Craig Press employees; free to MRH employees and ages 18 and young
For more information: 970-826-2176
Rolling out the fun
Thunder Rolls Bowling Center rolls out its youth league season starting Sunday for ages 4 through 20 in Pee Wee, Bantam and High Roller groups. All experience levels are welcome, and certified coaches are available.
When: 3:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Indistrial Ave.
Cost: $10 for membership and weekly $7 fee for High Rollers, Bantams; $2.50 per week for Pee Wees
For more information: 970-824-BOWL (2695)
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Craig Parks and Recreation will host Movie in the Park Thursday, July 18 at Breeze Street Park with a showing of “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.”