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Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – May 4

By Staff | May 4, 2024


“The Pirates of Penzance” — Set sail with Timpanogos Community Theater and Timpanogos Arts Foundation with their thrilling production of “The Pirates of Penzance,” running from April 19 to May 4 at Valentine Theater. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. For information and to buy tickets, visit https://americanforkarts.com/theater. There will be special “Dress Like a Pirate Night” on April 19, 22, 29 and May 4. All kids dressed in pirate attire will receive a free goodie.

Auditions for “Little Mermaid Jr.” — Timpanogos Youth Theater welcomes performers ages 8 to 18 to audition for “Little Mermaid Jr.” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6, at the Timpanogos Art Center. Rehearsals will run from July 1-3 and July 8-25 with performances scheduled for July 25-27. There is no cost to audition, but there is a cast member tuition of $200. For more information, including submitting video auditions, visit http://TAFtix.com.

“Let’s Go to the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Music” — Join the Timpanogos Singers & Youth Choirs for “Let’s Go to the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Music” featuring Leaps & Bounds Dance Academy at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15. Songs span the decades from “Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” to “This is Me” fro “The Greatest Showman.” For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://TAFtix.com.

Events at the American Fork Library — Here are some upcoming events at the American Fork Library: May 6: Writer’s Club at 3 p.m. In-person meeting to discuss questions from the YouTube instruction videos, receive help editing and review works in progress. May 7: Adult Craft Class at 1 p.m. Bring your own flower pot as the class will be potting spring flowers, that will be provided. Supplies are limited. May 8: Art After School for teens at 4:30 p.m. In May, the grup will be doing checkered art. Supplies will be provided and enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome. May 10: An Evening with Author Camron Wright at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an after-hours event with Camron Wright, author of “The Rent Collector.” Appetizers will be available at 6:30 p.m., with the author presentation at 7 p.m., followed by a meet-and-greet. Books will be available for purchase. Register online. May 11: Read With Me for children ages 6 to 11 at 11 a.m. Children are invited to come to the library and read with Vinson, a certified therapy dog. Each session will be 15 minutes long. Space is limited. Sign up at the Children’s Desk. May 13: Writer’s Club at 3 p.m. In-person meeting to discuss questions from the YouTube instruction videos, receive help editing and review works in progress. May 20: Writer’s Club at 3 p.m. In-person meeting to discuss questions from the YouTube instruction videos, receive help editing and review works in progress. May 20: Gardening Class for adults at 7 p.m. Learn about including water features in your yard.


Spring Clean-Up — The city of Cedar Hills will sponsor its 26th annual Spring Clean-Up from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, and Saturday, May 4. Large roll-off dumpsters will be available at 10900 N. Canyon Road. The following items are prohibited — car tires, car batteries, motor oil, paint, liquids of any type, appliances, electronic devices, concrete, mattresses, and construction materials other than very small amounts of organic construction materials. Tree limbs should not exceed 6 inches in diameter and 12 feet in length.

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.


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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