Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – June 18
Events at the American Fork Library — Here are some upcoming events at the American Fork Library: June 20: Make and Take at 1 p.m. Fun ocean crafts for children each Monday, while supplies last. June 20: Mood Tracker Kit. While supplies last. June 20: Beach Kit. While supplies last. June 20: Island Escape Game. Available all week. June 21: Brown Bag Book Chat at noon. Bring your lunch and chat about a favorite ocean-themed book. June 23: Vaccine clinic from 9 to noon. The Utah County Health Department will have COVID-19 vaccines and boosters available. Questions? Call 801-851-4357. June 23: Ride the Waves: Moods and Mindfulness for Teens at 7 p.m. June 24: Feature Friday for children at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room.
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.
Food Truck League — Food trucks will be at Harvey Park from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the summer.
Cosmo in the Park — Join Cosmo and BYU athletics from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 22 at Harvey Park for fun activities, autographs, ice cream and more.
Summer Lego Camps — Cedar Hills Recreation will be offering three sets of two Lego camps for children ages 5 to 14 in June, July and August. From June 6 to 10, there will be a SuperStructures camp for ages 7 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon and a Minecraft-themed camp for ages 5 to 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. From July 11 to 15, there will be a Jedi Robotics camp for ages 7 to 14 from 9 a.m. to noon and a Mega Machines Robotics class. From Aug. 1 to 5, there will be a Combat Robots camp for ages 7 to 14 from 9 a.m. to noon and an Animation Studio camp for ages 7 to 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/lego.
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.
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.
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 — June 18: Wellness Fair at Spanish Fork Sports Park, 9 a.m. to noon. June 30: Fiesta Days Tennis Tournament early bird registration deadline. June 30: Fiesta Days Heat Seeker Pickleball Tournament entry deadline. July 1: Movie in the Park. July 5: Fiesta Days Softball Tournament registration deadline. July 6: Fiesta Days Cornhole Tournament registration deadline. July 6: Fiesta Days Kickball Challenge registration deadline. July 6: Fiesta Days Spikeball Tournament registration deadline. 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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