Weekend Roundup: Music to your ears
The lazy days of summer continue in Northwest Colorado, but there are several good reasons to get out and about this weekend.
The annual Taste of Craig takes place Thursday as Craig Chamber of Commerce’s after-hours mixer. The gathering includes food from multiple local restaurants, as well as door prizes.
RSVPs in advance are recommended.
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way
For more information: Call 970-824-5689 or email email@example.com
Bring the thunder
Gino’s hosts Thunder Thursday this week complete with live music by John Husband aka Wet Juan. The performance will be on the restaurant’s outdoor patio.
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Gino’s Neighborhood Pizzeria & Grill, 572 Breeze St.
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: Call 970-824-6323
The Dive-In Movie Night hosted by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and Craig Parks and Recreation will show Disney’s “Moana” at Craig Pool Complex Thursday evening. Families are welcome to use the pool while watching the film. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
When: Starts at dusk, about 8:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Craig Pool Complex, 605 Yampa Ave.
Cost: $3 admission
For more information: Call 970-826-2004 or 970-824-5752
Help the cause
Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing will host a yard sale fundraiser Friday and Saturday, Proceeds will go toward the organization’s housing project efforts.
When: Friday and Saturday
Where: 836 W. Victory Way
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: Call 970-824-7087
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
The sounds of summer
On Friday, Mathers Bar features Grand Junction’s Goodman Band, which specializes in rock covers. The club will feature drinks and dancing to the live music throughout the night.
When: 9 p.m. to midnight Friday
Where: Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave.
Cost: $5 cover charge
For more information: Call 970-824-9946
The series Moffat County 4-H shooting sports state completion shoot events continues this Saturday as the local shotgun team takes aim. Junior and senior level competitors will be putting their skills to the test to determine which of them will go on to the next big event later in the summer.
When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Craig Trap Club, Moffat County Road 64
Cost: Free to attend
For more information: Visit moffatcountyfair.com
A series of courses led by Defenders USA will take place in Craig this weekend.
Defenders USA teaches self-defense in both unarmed combat and tactical firearms training, as offered by Adam Winch, whose experience includes a tenure as a Grand Junction police officer and military police in the US Army, Army Reserve and Colorado National Guard.
The courses available include an unarmed self-defense class Friday at Ringer Fitness, concealed carry weapons class Saturday morning, defensive handgun training Saturday afternoon at Bears Ears Sportsman Club, and a combat and defensive rifle applications course all day Sunday at Bears Ears.
When: Classes start at 6 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. Sunday
Where: Unarmed Friday at Ringer Fitness, 13 W. Victory Way; concealed carry and defensive handgun Saturday, combat and defensive rifle Sunday at Bears Ears Sportsman Club, Moffat County Road 7
Cost: Unarmed $50; concealed carry $60; defensive handgun $75; combat and defensive rifle $225
For more information: Call Thunder Run Survival at 970-620-4940 or visit defenders-usa.com
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