Register for the Steel Days Art Show — Artists 3 and up can register their artwork for the Steel Days Art Show taking place from Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20 at the American Fork Library. Adults may submit up to three entries for $10 each. People in the Youth category, from kindergarten/preschool through high school, may submit two pieces for $5 each. Media categories include oil, acrylic, water media, mixed media, photography (black and white, and color), digital media, drawing (black and white, and color), ceramics, and sculpture/woodcarving. The registration deadline is Monday, July 15. For more information and to register, visit http://steeldaysaf.com/art-show.html.
Library events — Upcoming events at the American Fork Library include: July 8: Family Night @ the Library at 7 p.m. Magician Jason Fun will perform. July 9: Starry, Starry Paint Night at 6 p.m. Teens and adults can paint their own version of the classic. All supplies provided. July 10: Children’s Summer Reading Mini Event at 1 p.m. Water Day in the park with the AF Fire Department. July 11: Lego Club for ages 5 to 12 at 4 p.m. Register online. July 11: Game Night @ the Library for teens and adults at 6 p.m. July 12: After Hours Movie Night for teens and adults will screen “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” at 6:30 p.m. July 17: Children’s Summer Reading Mini Event at 10 a.m. will feature Moon Exploration. July 18: The Summer STEAM for ages 8 to 12 at 10 a.m. will be Moon Landing. No registration required. July 20: Rockets in the Park at 11 a.m. Come to Robinson Park after the Grand Parade to make and launch paper rockets to on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Table Time — Artists are welcome to work on their individual art projects while collaborating with others from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, except holidays, at Historic City Hall. The first hour is free for a first-time participant. Rates are $10 per hour or get a discount with a punch card available at Table Time.
Youth musical theater — Cedar Hills is offering theater classes for children ages 8 to 18 on Thursday evenings from Aug. 15 to Oct. 31 at the Cedar Hills Rec Center. Students will learn the basic and finer points of musical theater. At the end of the semester, each student will have a role in the musical “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” For more information, please visit http://www.cedarhills.org/theater.
Bingo night — Adults 18 and older can play Bingo at the Cedar Hills Community Recreation Center at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Prizes and snacks will be provided. Cost is $10 for 10 cards. No children allowed.
Food Truck Rally — Food Truck League of Utah will coordinate food truck rallies from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.
LEGO Summer Camps — Kids from 5 to 12 can explore principles of engineering and physics with LEGO Summer Camps at the Cedar Hills Community Rec Center. Registration is open for camps running Aug. 5 to 9. The cost is $150 and people may register online at http://www.cedarhills.org/recreation.
Volunteers Needed — The Lehi Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to teach basic computer classes. If interested, call the center at (385) 201-2350.
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.
Senior Companion Program — Do you need help getting to the store, doctor or other appointments? The Senior Companion Program can help. Volunteers can help run errands or visit. For information, call (801) 851-7767 or visit http://www.utahcountyhealth.org/seniorcompanion. Volunteers needed — The Senior Companion Program needs seniors, age 55 and older, to serve other seniors. Volunteers will receive a $200 stipend and mileage reimbursement. Volunteers must be income-eligible and be willing to serve 15 or more hours per week. For information, call (801) 851-7767 or visit http://www.utahcountyhealth.org/seniorcompanion.
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.
Recreation news — July 8: Youth Fall Soccer (kindergarten to ninth grades) and flag football (third to sixth grades) early registration ends. July 9: Adult (men’s and co-ed) Fall Softball early registration ends. July 9: Fiesta Days Men’s and Women’s Softball Tournament registration ends. July 10: Fiesta Days Kickball Challenge registration ends. July 10: Fiesta Days Spikeball Tournament registration ends. July 11: Fiesta Days Tennis Tournament registration ends. July 15: Speedy Spaniard 10K and Mile Run preregistration ends. July 22: Speedy Spaniard 10K and Mile Run final registration ends. July 25: Youth Fall Soccer (kindergarten to ninth grades) registration ends. July 25: Youth Flag Football (third to sixth grades) registration ends. July 26: Women’s Fall Soccer (6 on 6) early registration ends. For more information, see http://www.spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at (801) 804-4600.
Meals on Wheels — The Meals on Wheels program needs delivery drivers for one hour once a week. Volunteers use their own vehicles to deliver lunch to homebound seniors. For information, visit http://www.mountainland.org/volunteer or call Stephanie at (801) 229-3821.
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.