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Weekend Roundup: Driving toward good times in Northwest Colorado

The dog days of summer are slowing down, but another weekend full of events in the region ensure the energy of the season is going strong.

Homemade goodness

The Downtown Craig Farmers Market takes place each Friday afternoon at Alice Pleasant Park.
The gathering is full of local vendors selling homegrown produce, homemade delicacies, specialty artisan crafts and other unique goods.
Organizers are also taking applications for additional booths.
A special drum circle presentation will take place at 3 p.m. each week, as well, and all are welcome to join.
When: Noon to 6 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 26
Where: Alice Pleasant Park, 500 block of Yampa Avenue
Cost: Free to attend; booth space is $10 per event, $25 per month or $50 for the summer
For more information: Call 970-274-1792

From summer to school

Moffat County High School will host a free back-to-school barbecue and Slip ‘N Slide for students and parents Friday evening.
A white/blue, inter-team scrimmage by MCHS football takes place later in the evening as the Bulldogs prep for their season opener.
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, scrimmage at 8 p.m.
Where: Routt County Fairgrounds, 398 S. Poplar St., Hayden
Cost: Free
For more information: Call 970-824-7036

Hot wheels

Routt County Fair will host its annual Demolition Derby and Lawnmower Races Friday in Hayden. Plenty of high-octane fun is in store as entrants put their vehicles to the test.
Kids’ Stick Horse Rodeo and fair royalty will also be included in the event.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Routt County Fairgrounds, 398 S. Poplar St., Hayden
Cost: Tickets $15 for ages 13 and older, $10 ages 4 to 12, free to 3 and younger
For more information: Visit routtcountyfair.org

The sounds of summer

On Friday and Saturday, JW Snack's brings back the Front Range act Jeffrey Alan Band. Enjoy the eatery's patio area with live music as part of the summer concert series.
When: 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday
Where: JW Snack's Bar and Grill, 210 E. Victory Way
Cost: No cover charge
For more information: Call 970-826-0468

Staying strong

Victory Motors hosts its fourth annual Cancer Drive, a week of activities beginning Saturday with a multitude of happenings at Loudy-Simpson Park.
The day includes an early morning pancake breakfast by Moffat County High School sports and the Color Run/Walk 5K. Next will be a cheer clinic and NFL Play 60 Challenge by Denver Broncos cheerleaders and former players, leading to an autograph session.
Proceeds go toward Moffat County Cancer Society. A full schedule is available at http://www.victorymotorsofcraig.com/cancerdrive.htm.
When: Starts at 7 a.m. Saturday
Where: Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St.
Cost: Kids wristband $25, includes multiple events; individual events $15
For more information: Call 970-824-4422 or visit http://www.victorymotorsofcraig.com/cancerdrive.htm

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Tropical treats

Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads hosts the sixth annual Luau at the Lake Saturday at Elkhead Reservoir.
Hit the water for boat rides, join in cornhole and horseshoe tournaments or provide something for the afternoon potluck.
When: Starts at 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Elkhead Reservoir State Park, Moffat County Road 29
Cost: Event free, may include park fee
For more information: Visit https://www.facebook.com/NW-Colorado-Parrot-Head-Club-115220075173820/

Academic affair

Colorado Northwestern Community College will host a free community barbecue Saturday at its Craig campus.
All are welcome to check out the campus leading up to school’s fall semester.
When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: CNCC, 2801 W. Ninth St.
Cost: Free
For more information: Visit cncc.edu

Sporting Saturday

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, among other area agencies, hosts the Family Cast ‘N Blast Saturday at Wyman Living History Museum.
The event includes a barbecue and free fishing, shooting and archery for families. Fishing gear is acceptable to bring — ages 16 and older need a valid license — but participants should not bring their own shooting equipment.
When: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Wyman Living History Museum, 94350 E. Highway 40
Cost: Free admission
For more information: Call 970-878-6090

Drive for a good cause

As part of the Victory Motors Cancer Drive, Sunday will feature the Rick Upchurch Drive 4 Life Cancer Golf Tournament, named for former Denver Bronco Rick Upchurch. The event is also in memory of late Moffat County sports figure Steve Hafey.
The tourney features many prizes and surprise guests. Spots are limited.
When: 8 a.m. shotgun start Sunday
Where: Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Highway 394
Cost: $60 per person
For more information: Call 970-824-4422 or visit http://www.victorymotorsofcraig.com/cancerdrive.htm

Rolling together

As part of the Victory Motors Cancer Drive, Monday is Bowling for a Cure at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center. The night of bowling includes a color pin format among other features.

When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave.
Cost: $10 per person
For more information: Call 970-824-4422 or visit http://www.victorymotorsofcraig.com/cancerdrive.htm

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