Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – Oct. 9
Trick or Read — The American Fork Library will host Trick or Read as part of Family Night @ the Library at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11.
Special Storytime — The American Fork Library will hold a special storytime with the American Fork Police Department at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. Enjoy stories, songs and a craft.
“Sweeney Todd” — American Fork Community Theater and the Timpanogos Arts Foundation will present “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” from Friday, Oct. 15 to Friday, Oct. 29 at the Valentine Theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays and Sundays. There will be an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 23. Tickets are $15 and are available at https://www.afctshows.com. Please note that the show is intended for mature audiences. Parental guidance is recommended.
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.
Stepping On workshop series — The Utah County Health Department is hosting a free seven-week workshop for seniors to build confidence and reduce falls. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays from Oct. 19 to Nov. 30. The series is free for people 65 and up, but registration is required by calling the Health Department at 801-752-7528.
Wellness and Mental Health Town Hall — About 970 million people worldwide have a mental health or substance abuse disorder. Join Dr. Christy Kane and other mental health professionals for a Wellness and Mental Health Town Hall from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, at the Cedar Hills Community Center. Topics will include supporting children with anxiety and depression, addressing mental health needs related to the coronavirus and resources for families. There will also be a question-and-answer session.
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.
Pressurized irrigation winterization — Cedar Hills will be turning off pressurized irrigation on Oct. 1 and there will no longer be water until spring. The city asks residents to leave their individual, pressurized irrigation shut-off valve in the open position to all for proper drainage of the system. Please notify the city if your sprinkler system is still in service after Oct. 18.
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.
Utah Valley Historical Society — Laurence (Lars) M. Yorgason, a past president of the nonprofit Jazz Arts of the Intermountain West, a freelance bassist and a former part-time jazz instructor at four Utah universities, will speak on the history of jazz music in Utah at the Utah Valley Historical Society’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in room 201 at the Provo City Library. According to Yorgason, “Utah is known for many achievements, historical developments, great scenery, and conservative politics. In addition, much important music has emanated from Utah, but jazz is rarely mentioned. An exploration of jazz in Utah is due (spoiler: this will not include the Utah Jazz). Utah County has played an important role in Utah’s jazz music development.” This lecture is free and open to the public.
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 — Oct. 12: Men’s Basketball League early registration ends. Oct. 12: Women’s Volleyball early registration ends. Oct. 19: Toys-4-Kids Co-ed Softball Tournament registration ends. Oct. 21: Youth Basketball registration ends (grades 3-8). Nov. 4: Youth Basketball early registration ends (grades 9-12). 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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