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Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – June 8

By Staff | Jun 8, 2024


“Aladdin” mini-musical camp — Children age 8 to 14 can participate in an “Aladdin” mini-musical camp from either June 10-14 or July 22-26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Valentine Theater. In the weeklong workshop, participants will be given a part in the musical and rehearse to deliver lines, sing, dance and work as a team. The camp will perform a condensed and simplified 20-minute musical at the end of the week. For more information and to sign up, visit http://TAFtix.com.

“Anastasia: The Musical” — Timpanogos Community Theater and Timpanogos Arts Foundation presents “Anastasia: The Musical” from June 21 to July 6 at Valentine Theater. Follow the footsteps of a young woman seeking her identity and unravel the mystery of a lifetime. Most performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., with an ASL performance on Friday, June 28, and additional 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, June 22, and Saturday, June 29. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://americanforkarts.com/theater.

Art summer camps — Registration is open now for art camps for children ages 6 and up set for all summer long at the Creative Art Center, 53 W. Main St. Camps include “Anime, Caricature, Cartooning, and Comics with Rufus Zaejodaeus”; “Treasure Island”; “Creatures on Canvas”; and “Barbie Glam Camp.” For more information and to register, visit https://americanforkarts.com/tva_summer_camps.

Events at the American Fork Library — Here are some upcoming events at the American Fork Library: June 8: Read with Me for children ages 6-11. at 11 a.m. Children are invited to read with Vinson, a certified therapy dog. Sign up at the Children’s Desk. June 10: Writer’s Club for teens at 3 p.m. Teen writers of all genres welcome. Monthly challenges given. June 12: Art After School – Summer Edition for teens at 4:30 p.m. This month’s activity will feature making Picasso portraits. Enthusiasts of all skill levels welcome. June 13: Adventures in the Academic Lab for children in second to sixth grades at 2 p.m. Enjoy themed math and reading activities. June 13: J. Scott Savage Author Visit at 7 p.m. The author of the “Greysen Foxx,” “Mysteries of Cove” and other series will be at the library for stories, games and activities. Books will be available for purchase. June 17: Writer’s Club for teens at 3 p.m. Teen writers of all genres welcome. Monthly challenges given. June 17: Great Basin Wildlife Rescue for families at 7 p.m. This is a chance to learn about and meet some very interesting birds from around Utah. June 19: Library closed for Juneteenth. June 20: Adventures in the Academic Lab for children in second to sixth grades at 2 p.m. Enjoy themed math and reading activities. June 20: Paint Night for adults at 6:30 p.m. April Terry will teach painting techniques and styles. Supplies will be provided. Register online. June 22: Read With Me — Cat Version for ages 4-12 at 11 a.m. Children are invited to comet to the library and read with a cat from Celestial Zoo Pet Rescue. Space is limited. Sign-up at the Children’s Desk.


Cedar Hills Family Festival — The city’s annual Family Festival will be held from June 1 to 8. More information, including a schedule and how to purchase tickets or register for activities, is available on the city’s website at https://www.cedarhills.org/o/cch/page/family-festival.

Snapology Robotics — Registration is open for Snapology Robotics summer camps, set for July and August. The five-day camps are for children ages 6 to 12 and have different themes using Lego bricks, including animals, attackbots, Pokemon and more. For more information or to register, visit https://embed.snapology.com/licensee/110/events/location.

Summer Sports Camp — Registration is open for summer sports camp at Harvey Park where each day focuses on a different sport, including soccer, basketball, flag football and field games. Sessions include June 10-13, June 17-20, June 24-27, July 8-11, July 15-18 and July 22-25. For more information or to register, visit https://cedarhillsrec.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs.

T-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball — Cedar Hills Recreation will offer T-Ball for 4 to 5 year olds and coach pitch baseball for 6 to 7 year olds. T-ball will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Harvey Park. Coach pitch will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Burgess Park in Alpine. Both programs rely on volunteer parent coaches and families are asked to indicate if they can coach during registration. For more information or to register, visit https://cedarhillsrec.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs.

Summer Bowling — Cedar Hills Recreation and Jack & Jill Lanes will offer bowling lessons for children in kindergarten through 12th grade from 2 to 3 p.m. on Mondays from June 24 to July 29. For more information or to register, visit https://cedarhillsrec.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs.

Cedar Hills Cheer Squad — Boys and girls ages 6-12 are invited to join Cedar Hills’ cheer squad, where they can learn chants, cheers, rally dances, routines, stunts and even beginning tumbling in a non-competitive setting Practice will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays from April 10 to May 22 at Harvey Park. The squad will take what they’ve learned and cheer on Cedar Hills Rec football in August and at the Family Festival Parade this summer. For more information or to register, visit https://cedarhillsrec.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs.

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.


“Freedom’s Melody: A Celebration of American Composers” — “Freedom’s Melody” is a new addition to America’s Freedom Festival. The free outdoor concert with the American Fork Symphony is set for 7 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at The Orchard at University Place mall. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy this concert featuring music from John Williams, George Gershwin, Elmer Bernstein and more.

Timpanogos Bluegrassroots Festival — The sixth annual Timpanogos Bluegrassroots Festival will be held on Saturday, June 22, at Orem City Center Park. This daylong event will be free to the public for the first time ever. Events include an open mic at 1 p.m., performances from local musicians at 2 p.m. and an evening lineup starting at 7 p.m. featuring Matt Flinner Trio and The John Reischmann Bluegrass Band. During the 2 p.m. local band line-up, the bands will be performing in free, workshop-style performances where attendees and other local musicians will be invited to “jam” and learn from the groups. For more information, visit https://bluegrassroots.net.


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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