Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – Nov. 27
Vivace Fall Concert — The Vivace Youth Orchestras will perform at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the Valentine Theater.
“Believe” concert — The Timpanogos Singers and Timpanogos Youth Choirs will perform “Believe” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Valentine Theater. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students and a $15 pass for immediate family. To purchase tickets online, visit https://bit.ly/3HAfu7U.
“Peace on Earth” concert — American Fork Symphony will present “Peace on Earth” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 at the American Fork Junior High Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for youth ages 6-18. A family pass for up to four people is available for $25. To purchase tickets online, visit http://AFSymphony.org.
Events at the American Fork Library: Upcoming events at the American Fork Library include: Nov. 24: Library closes at 3 p.m. and will remain closed through the Thanksgiving weekend. Nov. 30: Author event with Maleah Day Warner at 7 p.m. Warner will be discussing her book, “Lies of the Magpie.” Dec. 1: The Utah County Flute Choir presents Carol of the Flutes in the Library Rotunda at 7 p.m. Dec. 2: Lighten Up Quartet performs as part of Christmas in the Rotunda at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4: Dickens of a Christmas — Ornament Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. Drop in and make a Victorian-style ornament to help decorate the Library Christmas tree. Dec. 4: Dickens of a Christmas — Bingo Movie at 11 a.m. Come and watch “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” play bingo and win prizes. Popcorn will be provided. Dec. 6: Balcony Gallery Artist Reception from 7 to 8 p.m.
Storytime — The American Fork Library is offering storytimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Toddler Tales will be at 10 a.m., followed by Preschool Pals at 11 a.m. Preschool Palls will also be offered as a Zoom Storytime at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Register at https://aflibrary.eventbrite.com.
Junior Jazz — Registration is open through Nov. 28 for the upcoming Junior Jazz season for boys in grades 2-9 and girls in grades 2-8. The seven-game season will be from January to March and take place at schools throughout the area. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/jr-jazz or call 801-785-9668 ext. 302.
Brighton Ski Bus — Join the Cedar Hills Ski or Snowboard Night School at Brighton Ski Resort. Classes are based on skill level and the number of participants. All levels are welcome. Four Saturday classes will be offered on Feb. 12, 26 and March 5, 12. Each class includes transportation, a lesson and a night pass. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/ski.
HIGH Fitness classes — This weekly class takes aerobics to the next level by combining modern fitness techniques, such as HIIT, plyometics, and intervals of strength and cardio with music. Classes are currently at 6 a.m. Mondays at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center. The drop-in rate is $5 and punch cards can be purchased at a discount. Social distancing will be in effect. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/highfit.
Get HIGH with Dax — HIGH fitness classes will be offered twice weekly at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center — at 6 a.m. on Thursdays and a kids class for ages 6 to 16 at 4:15 p.m. on Fridays. The drop-in rate for the Thursday class is $3.50 while the Friday class is free. Social distancing will be in effect.
Senior bus — The Lindon Senior Center has a bus and is able to offer rides to and from the center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This is available for Lindon resident seniors. Pick-ups are between 10 and 11 a.m. Drop-offs are between 1 and 2 p.m. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Contact the Senior Center front desk at (801) 769-8625.
Volunteer at the library — Friends of the Payson Library notes that residents can volunteer for an hour or less each month to help the library meet the needs of children and patrons. Volunteers are asked to offer ideas and support the group’s yearly book sale. People interested in volunteering may contact library director Dona Gay, Brittany Johnson at (801) 609-4078, Ann Humpherys at (801) 465-0941, or Steve Southwick at (801) 822-1705.
Flute holiday concert — The Utah County Flute Choir presents Carol of the Flutes at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the Pleasant Grove Library.
Provo Christmas Market — Shop local for the holiday at the annual Provo Christmas Market from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Pioneer Park in Provo. Enjoy over 60 vendors, live music, thousands of lights, sled dogs, ice sculpture demonstration, children’s crafts and more. The Lights On Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. will feature a “very special guest” from the North Pole.
Mental health support groups — NAMI Utah offers free online support groups and classes for adults living with mental health conditions and for family members of loved ones living with mental health conditions. For more information, contact Christene Finch, state programs coordinator for NAMI Utah at email@example.com.
Community Orchestra — The Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra holds practices on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the city offices, 1307 N. Commerce Drive. The orchestra will be preparing for Saratoga Splash Days and the December holiday concerts.
Recreation news — Now through Jan. 1: Festival of Lights will run nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. at Canyon View Park through Jan. 1. Dec. 16: Winter Volleyball early registration ends. Dec. 28: Winter Volleyball registration ends. For more information, see http://spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at (801) 804-4600.
Volunteers to help Kids On The Move — Each Friday and Saturday, Kids On The Move offers Respite Care, providing a free break to parents with special needs children. Families drop their children off at locations in Orem, Lehi and Springville where they are paired one-on-one with a volunteer to play for the evening. A nurse or behavior technician is also present to help oversee. The group is seeking 10 volunteers 16 years and older from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday to help make this happen. For more information or to sign up, visit https://kotm.org/volunteer-portal. Coronavirus measures are being taken, including requiring masks, taking temperatures and frequent hand sanitizing.
Foster grandparents sought — Utah County is seeking senior volunteers to serve as foster grandparents. Volunteers must be limited-income individuals at least 55 years old and able to serve 15 or more hours per week. Volunteers serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for children and youth at schools, hospitals, youth centers and similar organizations. Volunteers receive a non-taxable stipend, paid personal leave, transportation reimbursement, ongoing training and more. For more information or if you or someone you know would like to participate, call (801) 851-7784.
Utah County Home Visit Programs in need of donations — Utah County Health Department home visit programs are running low on donated resources such as baby blankets and diapers. The health department is asking Utah County community members to consider donating items or organizing service projects to assist in providing donations. The items most needed are new receiving blankets or small quilts and diapers. Other welcomed items include: infant “onesies,” knit hats and infant-appropriate board books. Items should be in new condition. Donations may be dropped off Monday to Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the following health department locations: Provo — 151 S. University Ave., Suite 1610, American Fork — 599 S. 500 East. Questions about the home visit programs should be directed to Bonnie Hardy at (801) 851-7026.
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