Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – April 30
“Mamma Mia!” — The American Fork Community Theater will present the world-renowned stage musical “Mamma Mia!” celebrating the music of ABBA at 7:30 p.m. from April 22 to May 7 at the Valentine Theater. There will be an audience singalong night on Friday, April 29. For more information, visit http://americanforkarts.com/theater.
Youth orchestra concert — Vivace Youth Orchestras will present their spring concert at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 at the Valentine Theater. For more information, visit https://americanforkarts.com/youth-symaphony.
Events at the American Fork Library — Here are some upcoming events at the American Fork Library: May 3: Adult Craft Class at 1 p.m. This month’s free project is making garden labels. May 3: Vaccine Clinic at 3 p.m. The Utah County Health Department will offer vaccines and boosters for ages 5 and up, and second booster for ages 50 and up. Questions? Call 801-851-4357. May 3: Balcony Gallery Artist Reception at 6 p.m. Watercolor artists Beverly Goff and Lucy Carter will be featured. May 4: Author Storytime with Lori Ries, author of “Mrs. Fickle’s Pickles,” “Punk Wig” and more, at 10:30 a.m. May 4: Star Wars Trivia Night at 7 p.m. will feature games, prizes and special appearances from Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Jango Feet and Storm Troopers. May 14: Pet Parade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register to parade your pet at http://tinyurl.com/2022AFPetParade. May 17: Brown Bag Book Chat at noon. Bring your lunch and chat about what you’re currently reading. May 18: Yoga for Seniors at 3 p.m. Please bring your own mat.
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.
Spring Clean-Up — The city will sponsor its 24th annual Spring Clean-Up from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 and Saturday, April 30. Large roll-off dumpsters will be available in one location only — 10900 N. Canyon Road, just north of the golf course. If you don’t see dumpsters with city workers helping to guide you, you’re in the wrong place.
Cedar Hills Pickleball Tournament — Registration is open now through June 5 for the Cedar Hills Pickleball Tournament taking place from June 8-11 at Harvey Park. There will be brackets for men, women, juniors and mixed doubles for levels 3.0 to 5.0. The per-event cost is $30 per team and $10 for singles. To register and for more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/pickleball-tournament.
Kids Sports Camps — Registration is open for weekly sports camps for children ages 5-12 taking place in June and July at Mesquite Park. Each day features a different sport — soccer, kickball, track and football. The cost is $50 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/kids-sports-camp.
Bowling lessons — Cedar Hills Recreation and Jack & Jill Lanes will offer bowling lessons for children from kindergarten to 12th grade on Mondays in July and August. Each of the six weekly lessons include two games, instruction and shoe rental. The cost is $55. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/bowling.
Tee Ball and Coach-Pitch — Tee ball is available for children, ages 4 to 5, and coach-pitch for children, ages 6 to 7. Games are played twice weekly from June to early July. Every child bats every inning and plays in the field. A T-shirt and hat are included in the registration fee and nonresidents are welcome at no additional cost. To register, visit https://secure.rec1.com/UT/city-of-cedar-hills/catalog.
Youth soccer — Cedar Hills is offering three levels of youth soccer at Mesquite Park this spring — Tot Soccer for children ages 3 to 4; K-2 Grade Soccer for boys and girls in kindergarten through second grade; and Co-ed Teen Soccer League for high school students in grades 9-12. For more information and to register, visit https://secure.rec1.com/UT/city-of-cedar-hills/catalog.
Vinyasa Yoga (mixed level) — Join Kristen Rutter at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center for a dynamic practice that unites body, mind and breath. Bring your own mat, strap and block (a limited number is available to borrow).
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.
“Boating on Utah Lake” historical discussion — The final Utah Valley Historical Society for the 2021-22 season will feature D. Robert Carter discussing “Boating on Utah Lake During the Pioneer Era, 1847-1874” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 in Room 201 of the Provo City Library. Carter, a teacher at Alpine School District and an award-winning author of books and articles on Provo and Utah Lake, will offer an illustrated lecture showing how economic gain and securing food were primary motives for boating on the lake, but boating for fun became more prominent as the era came to an end. The event 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 — May 5: Phoenix Softball early registration ends (girls, grades 9-12). May 5: Colt Baseball early registration ends (boys, grades 9-12). May 12: Colt and Phoenix Leagues early registration ends (boys and girls, grades 9-12). May 16: Tennis Lessons and CUTA Tennis League early registration ends. May 19: Start Smart Baseball early registration ends (ages 4 and 5). May 23: Registration for fall sports opens. 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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