Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – March 11
Teaching Y0ur Child Consent workshop — Join the Utah Women & Leadership Project for an engaging workshop from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, on how to teach your children about consent to reduce the risk of abuse. Practicing and honoring consent is essential to navigating relationships and interaction throughout people’s lives. It is free to participate in this virtual event, but participants are asked to register in advance at https://teaching-your-child-consent.eventbrite.com.
“Disney Frozen Kids” — Timpanogos Youth Theater will present “Disney Frozen Kids” at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on March 16-18 at Valentine Theater. Join the characters from the movie as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie and the real meaning of true love. Each performance is expected to run about 40 minutes. Discount tickets purchased before March 15 are $3. Tickets purchased after March 18 will be $5 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 to 11. For more information, contact Koreen at 801-368-5908. Tickets may be purchased at https://americanforkarts.com.
Events at the American Fork Library — Here are some upcoming events at the American Fork Library: March 13: Writer’s Club for tweens and young adult writers of all genres at 3 p.m. Register online. March 15: Afterschool Special for first to sixth graders at 4:30 p.m. Listen and learn about extraordinary topics and stories with Miss Hannah. March 16: Tween Club at 4 p.m. Play supersized versions of favorite games. March 16: Gardening Class at 7 p.m. Leaern how to start, plant and grow a garden. Presented by USU Extension. March 20: Writer’s Club for tweens and young adult writers of all genres at 3 p.m. Register online. March 22: Blood drive for ages 16 and up from 1 to 7 p.m. Donors will receive a $10 prepaid Visa gift card and be entered to win one of three $3,000 Visa gift cards. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/AFBlood. March 22: Afterschool Special for first to sixth graders at 4:30 p.m. Listen and learn about extraordinary topics and stories with Miss Hannah. March 25: Proper Tea at 1 p.m. Featuring special guest author Esther Hatch. Register online.
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 Pals will also be offered as a Zoom Storytime at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Register at https://aflibrary.eventbrite.com.
Bowling classes — Cedar Hills Recreation and Jack & Jill Lanes will offer bowling lessons for boys and girls from kindergarten to 12th grade. Beginning June 26, there will be six weekly lessons, including two games, instruction and shoe rental, for $55. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/bowling.
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.
Robotics classes — Cedar Hills Recreation is offering two robotics classes in March and April. In Snapology Robotics Favorites for children ages 5-8, children will start to explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. For children 7-14, Attackbots Robotics offers students an opportunity to build a variety of military-inspired robotic models. Classes begin March 8 and continue through April 19. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/recreation/robotics.
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.
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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