Americana Arts and Music Festival — The second annual event offering two days of creativity, music and the arts is set for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at the American Fork Amphitheater. County music star Billy Dean will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28. Tickets for the concert are $20. For more information, visit http://www.americanforkarts.com.
D-Day concert — The Timpanogos Chorale will perform “Sentimental Journey: A Musical Tribute for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day” at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the Americana Arts Festival in American Fork. The chorale will also perform at noon on Saturday, June 22 at the St. George Tabernacle.
Ukulele camp registration — Registration is open for free beginner and intermediate ukulele camps from June 18-21 at the American Fork Arts Institute, 53 W. Main St. The beginner camp from 2:30 to 3:25 p.m. is for students ages 9-18 with no previous experience. Bring your own ukulele and make sure it’s tuned. The intermediate camp from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. is for students with at least one semester of ukulele experience. Both camps will culminate in a performance at the Original Utah Uke Fest on Saturday, June 22. To register, visit http://bit.ly/AFYCSUMMER19.
Library events — Upcoming events at the American Fork Library include: June 10: Family Night @ the Library at 7 p.m. A NASA Ambassador will share stories of the constellations. June 12: Summer Reading Constellation Stations at 10 a.m. June 13: Lego Club for ages 5 to 11 at 4 p.m. Register online. June 13: Game Night for ages 14+ at 6 p.m. in the community room. June 17: Subway Share the Color for ages 4 to 13 at 10:30 a.m. Learn about healthy food choices and get a free sandwich. Register online. June 17: Afternoon with an Artist featuring professional animator Philo Barnahrt at 2 p.m. June 19: Summer Reading Wild Wonders Animal Show at 1 p.m. Meet some wild animal friends in the park. June 20: Life Hacks at 7 p.m. Learn about resumes and job interviews. For ages 16 and up. June 24: Food, Fun, and Reading at 11:30 a.m. for ages pre-K to second grade. Learn about My Place and healthy eating. June 24: “WALL-E” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn provided.
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.
Garden Tours — The city’s annual Garden Tours will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 28. The tours will provide visitors an opportunity to the beauty and design incorporated into the host gardens and look for ideas they might include in their own yards. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/tours.
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.
Summer Bowling League — Cedar Hills Recreation, in partnership with Jack & Jill Lanes, offers bowling lessons for boys and girls in grades K-12. Six weekly lessons, with two games, instruction and shoe rental, are all included with the $40 registration fee. Lessons will start at 2 p.m. on Mondays between July 8 and Aug. 12 at the lanes. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/bowling.
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 June 18 to 22 and 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.
Lions Club eye exams — Pleasant Grove Lions Club has a number of certificates good for eye exams and eyeglasses to be used for children, ages 5 to 17, who have no budget means for this service. If anyone has an interest or knows of a need, please contact Milt at (801) 913-2533. We welcome any donations or financial contributions.
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 — June 15: City Wellness Fair at Spanish Fork Sports Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27: Fiesta Days Tennis Tournament early registration deadline. June 28: Fiesta Days Speedy Spaniard 10k and Mile Rn early bird registration deadline. July 5: Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Heat Seeker Pickleball Tournament entry deadline. July 5: Little Kickers Soccer early registration ends (ages 4 and 5). July 8: Youth Fall Soccer (kindergarten to ninth grades) and flag football (third to sixth grades) 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.