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Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – Nov. 5

By Staff | Nov 5, 2022


Hacks to help women maximize income — The Utah Women & Leadership Project invites participants to an online workshop at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, on how to establish attainable personal financial goals with developing new spending and savings habits. This one-hour event is for women of all ages and backgrounds who want help increasing their financial wellness. For more information and to register, visit https://hacks-to-help-women-maximize-income-and-minimize-expenses.eventbrite.com.


Events at the American Fork Library — Here are some upcoming events at the American Fork Library: Nov. 10: Getting Through Your Child’s Crisis: More Than Just Survival at 6:30 p.m. Certified life coach Sara Visser will offer a series of three classes. Nov. 12: Authors of Utah at 1 p.m. The library will host a Q and A panel and signings with 10 local authors. Nov. 14: Bilingual Magic Show for all ages at 7 p.m. Magician Ike Montoya will present his program in both English and Spanish. Nov. 17: Tween Club at 4 p.m. Compete for the coveted fish trophy in this exciting Go Fish tournament. Register online. Nov. 17: Getting Through Your Child’s Crisis: More Than Just Survival at 6:30 p.m. Certified life coach Sara Visser will offer a series of three classes. Nov. 19: Gen Z Generosity Service Club at 4 p.m. This month, the club will be making beanies on looms to donate to Lifting Hands International. Nov. 23: Board Game Cafe for teens from noon to 4 p.m. drop in for board games, puzzles and snacks to celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week. Nov. 23: Library closes at 5 p.m. Nov. 24-27: Library closed.

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.


Jr. Jazz Basketball — Cedar Hill Recreation is offering a recreation league for boys in grades 2-9 and girls in grades 2-8. All participants will play seven games. This program depends on parents volunteering to coach and people who are able are asked to sign up. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/jr-jazz.

Karate classes — Classes offered by Cedar Hills Community Service creates a fun, multi-level karate training experience for children ages 6 and up, and adults. The one-hour classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays for different levels beginning Nov. 7. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/karate.

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.


Historical society meeting — At the next meeting of the Utah Valley Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, James R. Swensen will discuss the photographs that Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange took of three Utah towns — Tocqueville, Gunlock and St. George. Swensen, a BYU professor and author of “Three Mormon Towns,” will explore the ways in which Adams and Lange’s collaboration provides a window into the lives of the photographers as well as the communities they documented. The meeting will be in Room 201 at the Provo City Library.

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 christene@namiut.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 — Nov. 10: Youth Basketball early registration ends. Nov. 10: Winter Jr. Co-ed Tennis early registration ends. Nov. 16: Thanksgiving Dodgeball Tournament registration deadline. Nov. 17: Youth Basketball registration deadline (grades 9-12). Nov. 21: Winter 2023 Little Hoopsters registration opens. Begins in January. Nov. 24: Festival of Lights begins. Nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. at Canyon View Park. 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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