Weekend Roundup: Hockey, hoops, history, formal festivities — 5 upcoming Craig events
Between local sporting events, historical presentations, a cowboy gala for the adults and theatrical auditions for the kids, odds are you won’t be bored the next few days.
Craig Youth Hockey Association’s 10U Squirts and 12U Peewees host multiple games Saturday and Sunday. Squirts will compete with Grand Junction Saturday, while Peewees take on Durango Saturday and West Elk Sunday.
When: Games at 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday
Where: Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St.
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: craigyouthhockey.org
Moffat County High School basketball teams host the Basalt Longhorns Saturday as the Bulldogs’ 3A Western Slope League schedule continues.
Games progress from girls junior varsity to boys JV to girls varsity to boys varsity and will include halftime free throw and half-court shooting contests for valuable prizes.
When: Games start at 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: MCHS, 900 Finley Lane
Cost: Admission $5
For more information: 970-824-7036
Home on the range
Preserving the Last Frontier meets for its monthly gathering Saturday at Sunset Meadows. January’s presentation will focus on historical pioneer songs as performed by John Allen.
When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: 970-824-6761
Cowboys come together
The annual Diamonds & Spurs gala hosted by Rotary Club of Craig kicks off Saturday evening at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The formal affair features dinner, a cash bar, silent auction, dancing and a ceremony honoring the Humanitarians of the Year, George and Ann Kidder, better known as Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Tickets are still available but limited.
An Uber option will be available for the night for those in attendance looking for ride options to and from the event.
When: Starts at 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 460 E. Victory Way
Cost: Tickets $60 each, $480 for table of eight, $600 table of 10
For more information: 970-826-4444 or 970-875-1788
Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to Craig and will host auditions Monday at Moffat County High School for its production of “Pinocchio.”
Roles are open for actors in kindergarten through eighth-grade, and those auditioning are asked to stay for the full time. No advance preparation is necessary for the audition, and organizers will also select assistant directors to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.
Those cast must be able to commit to rehearsals throughout the week, with performances taking place Feb. 2.
When: Starts at 4 p.m. Monday
Where: Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane
For more information: 970-326-6561
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