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Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – Feb. 3

By Staff | Feb 3, 2024


Women in Leadership Executive Speaker Series upcoming events — The Utah Women & Leadership Project will present its Women in Leadership Executive Speaker Series through January. The events are free, but participants are asked to register in advance. Feb. 5: Susan Madsen will moderate a discussion on women leaders in health care from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Dr. Donna Milavetz, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Cambia, and Dr. Gina Hawley, chief operating officer for University of Utah Health. For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/3u5uf0H. Feb. 7: From 1130 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Madsen will lead a discussion on women leaders in finance with Lacki Zehner, founder of ShePlace and SheMoney, and Sharlene Wells, senior vice president of publication relations and organizational communications for Mountain America Credit Union. For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/3Oi8TnA.


“Pirates of Penzance” auditions — Timpanogos Community Theater is seeking actors 16 and above to “The Pirates of Penzance,” with performances set to run April 19 to May 4. Auditions will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 8 at the Timpanogos Art Foundation, 53 W. Main St. Video auditions are welcome until Feb. 5. For more information and to sign up for an audition slot, visit http://castingmanager.com.

“Soul: Music that Heals and Inspires” concert — Timpanogos Singers & Youth Choirs will present “Soul: Music that Heals and Inspires” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 children and $20 for families. To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3UgQEmd.

Events at the American Fork Library — Here are some upcoming events at the American Fork Library: Feb. 6: Beginning ASL Class for ages 5 to adult for 10 a.m. Presented by Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Feb. 6: Adult Craft Class at 1 p.m. The free activity will be making Valentine’s Day crafts. Feb. 8: Valentine Charcuterie Class for adults at 7 p.m. Learn the art of building a Valentine’s Day charcuterie board. Demonstration only. Feb. 10: Lunar New Year Take and Make Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a fortune cookie craft. Pick up the supply kit at the upstairs information desk. Feb. 12: Great Backyard Bird Count Family Night at 7 p.m. Join in on the count this year and become a citizen scientist. Learn about the count and make a bird feeder to take home. Bird watchers of all ages are invited to participate. Feb. 14: Art After School for teens at 4:30 p.m. Join the library in making mosaic art with all supplies provided. Enthusiasts of all skill levels welcome. Feb. 15: Tween Club at 4 p.m. This month features a Squishmallow Paint Party with games, painting and treats. Register online. Feb. 16: A Taste for Mystery – Friends of the Library Fundraiser at 7 p.m. Sample cheeses and other tasty bites while you review evidence and solve the crime in this fundraiser. Tickets, with a $15 minimum donation, are available only at the library main desk through Feb. 9.  Feb. 19: Library closed for Presidents’ Day.

Basic drawing techniques class — Children ages 8 to 18 can learn about basic drawing techniques with Jeff Bushman from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays at the TAF Creative Arts Center, 53 W. Main St. Students may start at anytime. The cost is either $10 per class per student or $40 per month, including supplies. To register, visit https://timpanogosartsfoundation.ticketspice.com/drawing-wjb.


Snapology robotics classes — There is limited availability for upcoming Snapology robotics classes set for Wednesdays from March 6 to April 17. For youth in kindergarten to second grade, Snapology Robotics Favorites offers children the opportunity to explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. For students in grades 3 to 6, MegaMachines Robotics lets children create some of their favorite motorized vehicles and machines as they learn about gear ratio, sensors, pulleys, cranks and programming. For more information or to register, visit https://cedarhillsrec.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs.

Spring soccer registration — Registration opens Jan. 15 for spring soccer leagues for boys and girls in kindergarten through second grade. The league will run for seven weeks. Parents are encouraged to coach, if possible. Non-residents can participate at no additional cost. For more information or to register, visit https://cedarhillsrec.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs.

Teal Rose dancers — Beginning and intermediate dance classes will be offered at the Cedar Hills Community Center. Beginning dance for 3 to 6 year olds focusing on the basics of ballet and tumbling with games and fun takes places on Tuesdays through May 14. For more information or to register, visit https://cedarhillsrec.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs.

Ski and Snowboard Club (self drive) — Join the Cedar Hills Ski or Snowboard Club (self drive) at Brighton Ski Resort for four classes beginning Feb. 10 and concluding March 9. Classes for ages 8 and up are based on the skill level and number of participants. The program, for all skill levels from beginning to advanced, includes four, 2-hour group lessons beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the resort and a night lift pass. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own equipment and being dressed and ready to go lesson start times. To register, visit https://timpanogosartsfoundation.ticketspice.com/drawing-wjb.

Vinyasa Yoga (mixed level) — Join Kristen Rutter at 8:15 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 7 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center. The drop-in rate is $3.50 and punch cards can be purchased at a discount. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/highfit.


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.


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.


Mental health support groups and classes — NAMI Utah County offers free in-person and online support groups and classes for adults and teens living with mental health conditions and for family members of loved ones living with mental health conditions. For more information, contact Angela Peterson at (801) 400-3516.

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.

To submit notices or events from your city, email rolson@heraldextra.com.


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