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Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – March 2

By Staff | Mar 2, 2024


Rhapsody in Blue concert — Hear one of the greatest American orchestral works ever as the American Fork Symphony performs with solosist Sonya Hammock at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 4 at American Fork Junior High. For tickets, visit TAFtix.com.

“Finding Nemo Kids” — Embark with Timpanogos Youth Theater on a fin-tastic underwater adventure with “Finding Nemo Kids” at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on March 14, 15 and 16, at Valentine Theater. Early bird tickets of $5 are available through March 10. After March 11, tickets will be $7 for adults, $6 for children 3 to 11. Children 2 and under are free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://americanforkarts.com/timpyt.

Events at the American Fork Library — Here are some upcoming events at the American Fork Library: March 5: Beginning ASL Class for ages 5 to adult at 10 a.m. Presented by Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. March 5: Adult Craft Class at 1 p.m. The free activity will be building your own scrapbook. March 11: Harp Irish Dancers for families at 7 p.m. Catch the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day by watching a fun performance by the Harp Irish Dance Company. March 13: Art After School for teens at 4:30 p.m. Join the library for a different project each month. All supplies are provided and enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome. March 14: Magic Tree House Book Club for ages 6-8 at 4 p.m. Travel with Jack and Annie on magical adventures through time and space with fun facts, games, crafts and more. This month, the club will read “Tonight on the Titanic.” Register online.

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.


Easter egg hunt — Cedar Hills will hold its annual Easter egg hut beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, at Harvey Park. The hunt will be conducted with different age groups — 0-3 years old, 4-6 years old, 7-9 years old, 10-12 years old and a special needs group. The Easter Bunny arrives on a fire truck at 10 a.m.

Teen Night Egg Hunt — Cedar Hills will hold a Teen Night Egg Hunt for ages 13 and up at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Heritage Park main pavilion. The event will feature hot cocoa, doughnuts, games, prize and fun. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight.

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.

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.


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.


Discussion on “A Visual Tour of The Old Spanish Trail” — The Utah Valley Historical Society will host speaker Steven K. Madsen, who will present “A Visual Tour of The Old Spanish Trail” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at the Springville Senior Center, 65 E. 200 South. Madsen spent 18 years researching, exploring and mapping the Old Spanish Trail, which was the most important overland link connecting Spanish settlements in Southern California and Northern New Mexico from 1829 to 1848. Madsen will focus on a visual portrayal of the arduous Main Route from Santa Fe to Los Angeles.


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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