Art show and Christmas card contest — Youth and adults artists are invited to submit entries for the Winter Wonderland Art Show and Christmas Card Contest. Winter-themed entries are sought for 2-D art, Christmas cards and Christmas tree ornaments. Art may be dropped off at the American Fork Library from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3. There will be a reception at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the library. The entry fee is $5. Register online at http://americanforkarts.com.
Timpanogos Chorale Christmas Concert — The Timpanogos Chorale will perform “Joy to the World: An International Christmas Celebration” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the American Fork Library; at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Orem Library; at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16 in Assembly Hall at Temple Square in Salt Lake City; and at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at American Fork Junior High. Free admission to all events. The library events will include a carol singalong. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the junior high school concert.
Library events — Upcoming events at the American Fork Library include: Nov. 11-30: Library closed for new carpeting. No items will be due during the closure. The outside book drops will be open to return items and online collections will remain available. Dec. 3: Christmas in the Rotunda Concert at 7 p.m. featuring Happy Valley Ukes. Dec. 3: Craft Class for adults at 1 p.m. will feature Christmas wood craft. All supplies provided. Dec. 5: Magic Tree House Book Club for grades 1-3 at 4 p.m. This month’s book is “Dogs in the Dead of Night.” Register online. Dec. 7: Santa Visits the Library at 5:30 p.m. Santa will be at the library as part of the American Fork Chamber of Commerce’s Magic on Main. Visit with Santa, along with a treat, craft and fun.
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.
Lone Peak High School performs “Cinderella” — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” will be performed at Lone Peak High School at 7 p.m. Nov. 21-26, with a 1 p.m. matinee on Nov. 23. Tickets are available at http://showtix4u.com. Use the code “C-Slipper19” before Nov. 10 for a $2 early bird discount. There will also be a special “Prince and Princess Tea Party with Cinderella, the Prince and Friends” at 4 p.m. Nov. 23. Take photos with your favorite characters and enjoy “tea,” finger foods and entertainment. The tea party ticket includes a free ticket for a performance.
Jr. Jazz basketball — Boys in grades 2-9 and girls in grades 2-8 can take part in this recreation league at either Mountain Ridge Jr. High or Lone Peak High School starting in January and going through March. Most games will be played on Saturdays, although third and fourth grade girls will play on Wednesday evenings and some third grade boys games will be on Thursday evenings in addition to Saturdays. Non-residents are welcome. For more information, visit http://cedarhills.org/jr-jazz.
Ski bus — Boys and girls 10 years and older can join the Cedar Hills Ski or Snowboard Night School at Brighton Resort. Four classes will be offered on Saturdays in February, except Feb. 15. The bus will leave Cedar Hills Recreation Center at 2:30 p.m. and return at around 10:15 p.m. The $225 fee includes required bus transportation, a two-hour group lesson and a night lift pass. Food is not included in the fee. Participants must bring their own equipment as the fee doesn’t include rentals. Helmets are strongly encouraged. For more information, visit http://cedarhills.org/ski.
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.
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.
Kiwanis Club of Provo — The Kiwanis Club of Provo will present “This Day in History” at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Room 309 of the Provo City Library. Historian and Kiwanian Brent Ashworth will present facts and artifacts related to important figures and events on this date. Featured speaker will be Provo Airport Manager Steve Gleason. The meeting is open to the public. Please notify email@example.com by noon on the Friday prior to the event.
Mental health support groups — The Utah Valley National Alliance on Mental Illness holds twice-monthly support groups from 7-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays in the Heninger Administration Building at the Utah State Hospital, 1300 E. Center St. There are classes for those diagnosed with mental illness and classes for family members. There are also special classes for veterans and military personnel, teens, and people caring for children and teens. Each class is designed by the national NAMI headquarters using evidence-based techniques and current research. For more information or to sign up for a classes, call (801) 400-3516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at http://namiut.org.
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://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://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 — Nov. 18: Winter 2020 Little Hoopsters registration opens (grades 1-2). Nov. 20: Thanksgiving Dodgeball tournament registration ends. Nov. 28: Festival of Lights begins 6-10 p.m. at Canyon View Park. Dec. 19: Winter Volleyball early registration ends (grades 5-12). Dec. 26: Winter Volleyball registration ends (grades 5-12). Jan. 9: Winter Little Hoopsters registration ends (grades 1-2). For more information, see http://spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at (801) 804-4600.
BYU Scandinavian Choir performance — The BYU Scandinavian Choir will perform at the Springville Senior Center, 65 E. 200 South at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. This Yuletide event is free and open to the public.
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://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.