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Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – May 11

By Staff | May 11, 2024


“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.

“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.

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: 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. May 30: Adult Writer’s Club at 8 p.m. In-person meeting to discuss questions from the YouTube instruction videos, receive help editing and review works in progress.


Cedar Hills Family Festival — The city’s annual Family Festival will be held from June 1 to 8. More information, including a tentative 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.


Sheepdog Championship — The 20th anniversary of the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship and Festival is set for Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 to 27, at Soldier Hollow in Wasatch Mountain State Park. The Sheepdog Trials are the centerpiece of this unique event and is set to take place daily from 8 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. The competition features world-class teams of border collies and their handlers testing themselves on the course. The festival will feature activities and educational demonstration in addition to a complimentary petting zoo, bagpipers, food and beverage vendors, merchandise and more. Discounted advance tickets are available now online at https://soldierhollowclassic.com/tickets. Advance ticket prices range from $18-20 for adults, $12-15 for seniors, $9-11 for youth ages 5-17 and a family pass for two adults and four kids for $62-65. Kids 4 and under are admitted for free. Tickets will always be available at the gate. Tickets purchases are solely with credit or debit cards.


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.


A Bolder Way Forward summit — The 2nd Annual A Bolder Way Forward Summit focuses on making Utah a place where more girls and women can thrive in any setting. The free event, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at the Zions Bank Technology Campus, 7860 South Bingham Junction Blvd., will provide an update on momentum A Bolder Way Forward has created since June 2023. The initiative has identified 18 areas of focus or spokes, including childcare, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, entrepreneurship, finances, health, STEM and more. For each spoke, A Bolder Way Forward determined vision, goals and metrics. The summit will feature ample time for the leaders of each spoke to meet with their teams. For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/44Ewrdk.


Orem Chorale concert — The Orem Chorale will present “Sounds of Summer,” its final concert of the season, at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 24, at The Orchard at University Place mall, 575 E. University Parkway. The free concert will feature fun and inspiring patriotic music for the whole family to enjoy.


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.


Discussion on sculptor Mahonri Young — The final lecture of the Utah Valley Historical Society’s 2023-24 season at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, in Room 201 at the Provo City Library will feature historian Wayne Hinton discussing the life and works of renowned Utah artist Mahonri Young. Young, the grandson of Brigham Young, is known for his sculptures, including the This is the Place Monument and The Sea Gull Monument. Hinton’s program begins with Young’s early life starting in 1877 and details Young’s remarkable life including his struggles to win national recognition as a sculptor prior to his death in 1957. Following a summer hiatus, the society’s programming will resume Sept. 10.


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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