Dec. 4

6 p.m., Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizen Thanksgiving dinner with entertainment by Roger Kidd at the center, 101 East 100 North. For dinner reservations call Paula Wright at (435) 262-9789 or Linda Jarman at (435) 262-0380. Tickets available at the door.

Dec. 4-7

10 a.m.-9 p.m., 49th Annual Festival of Trees at Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 South State Street, Sandy. Come join in the holiday tradition that guarantees to entertain, meet shopping needs, satisfy a sweet tooth, touch your heart and offer a way to give back to Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital. Tickets available online at

7:30 p.m., The heartwarming holiday classic, “Miracle on 34th Street” is retold in the tradition of a live 1940s era radio broadcast on stage in the Kim Christison Theater, Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 300 East Center, Ephraim. Tickets available online at or call (435) 283-7478.

Dec. 5

7:30 p.m., Holiday Music Spectacular concert starring recording artist Jonatha Brooke, The Horne School of Music Choirs and Studio Orchestra in the Jorgenson Concert Hall, Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 150 College Ave, Ephraim. Tickets online at or call (435) 283-7478.

Dec. 7-9

Seventh Annual Nativity Festival Christmas celebration in the social hall, at Ephraim Co-op, 96 North Main Street. Nativities will be on display Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., then Sunday thru Monday, Dec. 8-9, from 4-8 p.m. Admission is free. Featuring a collection of traditional and non-tradition Nativities from all around the world. Live entertainment on Sunday and Monday. For more information, call Phyllis Thompson (435) 851-4937.

Dec. 9

7 p.m., Sara, Sue and the Longbottom Boys, a newly-formed bluegrass band, will hold a holiday concert at the Fairview Museum of History and Art, 84 North 100 East, Fairview. The concert will highlight Christmas tunes in the spirit of the holiday season. Donations are encouraged.

Dec. 10

7 p.m., Snow College Clarinets will perform Christmas arrangements, classical pieces and much more at the Fairview Museum of History and Art, 84 North 100 East, Fairview. Everyone is encouraged to attend and donations are welcomed. 

Dec. 9, 16

The Relic Home, 148 South State Street, Mt. Pleasant, kicks off the holiday season with ‘Christmas at the Old Fort’ from 6-8 p.m., each Monday, Dec. 9 and 16. Bring family, friends and neighbors to enjoy Christmas traditions of the pioneers living in the old fort. Hear stories and receive traditional treats in an authentic log cabin at the first pioneer home built in Mt. Pleasant.

Dec. 10

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Red Cross Blood Drive at Central Valley Medical Center, 48 West 1500 North, Nephi. For more information, call (800) 733-2767.

Dec. 11

1:30-7 p.m., Red Cross Blood Drive at Mt. Pleasant Stake, 48 South State. For more information, call (800) 733-2767.

Dec. 16

1-7 p.m., Red Cross Blood Drive at Mona City Community Center, 20 West Center Street, Mona. For more information, call (800) 733-2767.

6 p.m., A Christmas Concert and Art Auction to benefit car accident victims, Eric and Claudia Fossum, Fairview, will be held at Peterson Dance Hall, 65 South State, Fairview. The concert, at 7 p.m., will feature Sanpete Valley Singers, Sara, Sue and the Longbottom Boys, Excel Dance Company, Spencer Cox Quartet and readings by Bryan Spencer. This event for ages eight and up. Admission is by donation.

AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meet every week at the following locations and times: Sundays, 10 a.m., upstairs in Mt. Pleasant Recreation Center; 10 N. State, Mt. Pleasant (also Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at this location); Mondays, 8 p.m., Central Utah Counseling Center, 390 W. 100 N, Ephraim (also Thursdays at 8 p.m. at this location). Anyone interested in Alanon/Alateen fellowship for those whose lives have been affected by alcoholic behavior are encouraged to contact Sam at (435) 262-1188.

American Veterans

All eligible veterans are encouraged to join and attend the appropriate post meeting as follows:

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9276 of North Sanpete meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at 50 North 100 West, Mt. Pleasant.

American Legion Post 4 of Mt. Pleasant meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Utah National Guard Armory, 525 West 1000 South, Mt. Pleasant.

Bereavement group

Gunnison Valley Home Care sponsors a bereavement group meeting open to anyone interested on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at Gunnison Home Health, 45 East 100 North. For more info, call Krista (435) 528-3955.

Blood pressure clinic

Free blood pressure clinics sponsored by Gunnison Valley Home Care are held monthly at the following locations: Manti Senior Center the second Wednesday of every month from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Gunnison Senior Center the second Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Krista at (435) 528-3955.

Disabled Veterans

Disabled American Veterans provides free van transportation to the George E. Wahlen Medical Center in Salt Lake City for veterans with medical appointments from Richfield and Sanpete County. DAV is currently seeking more drivers. For more information, contact the DAV Hospital Coordinator at (800) 613-4012 ext. 2003.


Anyone interested in joining or visiting local camps of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) is encouraged to contact any DUP member or visit

Employment help

Department of Workforce Services (DWS), Manti, is offering free resume writing and interview skills workshops. Resume writing workshops are held every Tuesday, and interview skills workshops are held on Wednesdays. Contact DWS office for times at (435) 835-0731.

Fairview Museum

Fairview Museum of History and Art is displayed in two buildings and grounds featuring many historical artifacts, sculptures, paintings, antique machinery and a locally found mammoth. Winter hours are 12 noon-4 p.m., Thursday thru Saturday or by appointment. Call the museum (435) 427-9216, or Claudia Fossum (801) 673-4738, or send email to

FG City Library

Serving the communities of Fountain Green, Moroni, Wales and Chester. Internet, computer, printer and TV available. Tuesdays, Preschool story time at 1 p.m., Story hour for ages 4-12, from 3-4 p.m. Adult book club will meet Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. For book club information, call Mary Smith (435) 445-3597. Library hours: Tuesdays thru Thursdays, 1-5 p.m., at Fountain Green City Hall, 260 West 100 North.

Mental health services

Sanpete Valley Hospital offers Mental Health Services for individuals who are under or uninsured, including outpatient counseling, medication assistance, and medication management. Call Sanpete Valley Hospital at (435) 462-2441 to see if you qualify.

22 Americans die each day waiting for organ transplants, most of them for kidneys., a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is helping to change that by linking organ donors with people in desperate need of kidneys and other transplants. And now, it’s not necessary to donate a kidney to save a life. Donors can donate a boat, car or real estate, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to help save lives of people needing organ transplants. Visit or call (800) 385-0422.

MP Public Library

An original Carnegie library serving Mt. Pleasant City and surrounding areas. Preschool story time on Mondays at 11:15 a.m. Home School story time on Mondays at 1 p.m. Bedtime story time on third Thursday each month at 6 p.m., come in PJs and bring blanket if desired. Teen Advisory Council Of Students (TACOS) meets first Thursday of month at 4 p.m., TACOS book club meets second Thursday each month at 4 p.m. Book club for adults meets the fourth Friday of each month at 9 a.m., Adult writer’s club meets first Tuesday each month at 6 p.m., Teen writer’s club meets first Thursday each month at 4 p.m., Library hours: Mondays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call (435) 462-3240, or visit Mt. Pleasant City Library, 24 East Main, Mt. Pleasant.

MP Senior Center

Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizen Center, 101 East 100 North, offers rental space for events and social gatherings. For more information, call Paula Wright at (435) 262-9789 or Linda Jarman at (435) 262-0380.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support groups are a free resource providing support for individuals with mental health issues and their family and loved ones. Find strength with others who understand.

Family Support Group for family and friends of individuals with mental health issues meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Connections Support Group for individuals with mental health issues meets on the second and fourth Thursdays each month.

All NAMI meetings are held from 7-8:30 p.m., at 1050 South Medical Drive, (Next to Therapy West) Mt. Pleasant.


Narconon reminds those struggling with addiction that relationships that have been destroyed with an addiction can be repaired. Addicts and alcoholics must stop talking about it and stop making broken promises, and start making a change. This is where the saying, “Actions speak louder than words,” comes into play. Getting treatment and making a change that people can see is the start to mending those relationships. For more information on repairing relationships, go to Call today for a no cost screening or referral: (877) 841-5509.

Preparedness skills

Community classes to promote the advancement of skills, preparedness and resilience, are being taught by Jim Phillips in Spring City, sponsored by Spring City Citizen Corps (SCCC). Classes are held at Old Spring City Hall, 150 East Center. Skills classes are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. All events are open to the public at no cost. Questions, call (435) 709-1474.

Resource clothing bank

Persons needing clothing are welcome to browse what is available, free, on Wednesdays from 1-7 p.m., or Saturdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., at 50 South 100 West, Ephraim. Clothing and money donations are welcome. Volunteer help is always needed. For more information call Nancy (435) 851-0603 or Darcie (435) 851-1963.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is held every Thursday from 4:30-5:45 p.m., at Mt. Pleasant Elementary, 579 South 400 East. For more information, call Carolyn (435) 262-7759.