Child Sexual Abuse Reduction Workshop – Join the Utah Women and Leadership Project for a panel discussion on how to collectively impact social change and make our children safer. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 from 8 am to 11:30 am online and at 4101 N. Thanksgiving Way, Ste. 100, Lehi. The event is free, but participants are required to register online in advance at https://effecting-societal-change-for-child-sexual-abuse.eventbrite.com.
“Horror Shop” – The Timpanogos Community Theatre will present “The Little Shop of Horrors,” a sci-fi film about man-eating plants, from October 7-22 at the Valentine’s Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://americanforkarts.com/theater-tickets.
Not-So-Spooky Halloween Concerts— The American Falk Symphony Orchestra will present a less spooky Halloween concert on Monday, October 24th at 7pm at the Liahona Preparatory Academy.
Activities of the American Folk Library – Here are some of the upcoming events at the American Fork Library: October 15: Creative dance class information and online registration for kids at 10am. October 17: Online registration for the family-oriented “Hocus Pocus” interactive movie at 7 p.m. October 21st: Paranormal Investigators 16+, 7pm Learn how to conduct a paranormal investigation and flag it as the professionals investigate the library. October 24: Horror Story Contest Awards Night at 7pm October 27: Breast Cancer Awareness Chat Between 3-5pm The Utah County Health Department will hold an informal chat with local survivors. Wear pink and have a drink. October 27: Gen Z Generous Youth Service Club. This month, the club will be tying wool blankets to donate to Hands Up International.
Story time – The Fork Library of America offers story times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Toddler Tales will be at 10am followed by Preschool Pals at 11am Preschool Pals will also be available as Zoom Storytime on Wednesdays at 10am. Sign up at https://aflibrary.eventbrite.com.
Fire Station Open House – American Fork Fire and Rescue will host its annual open house on Thursday, October 20 from 6-8pm at Cedar Hills Fire Station 3925 W. Cedar Hills Dr. Stations and vehicles, etc.
Soccer Shooting – Two 4-week courses will be offered from October 19th. The Soccer Shots Mini for 2-3 year olds is a high-energy course that introduces kids to basic soccer principals. Classic Soccer Shooter for Kids 3-5 uses creative and imaginative play to focus on basic soccer skills. For more information, visit https://secure.rec1.com/UT/city-of-cedar-hills/catalog.
Little Jazz Basketball — Cedar Hill Recreation offers recreational leagues for boys in grades 2-9 and girls in grades 2-8. All participants will play seven games. The program depends on parents who volunteer to instruct and requires those who are able to sign up. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/jr-jazz.
Karate class – Cedar Hills Community Services offers classes that create a fun, multi-layered karate training experience for children and adults ages 6 and up. One hour lessons for each level will be held every Monday and Wednesday starting November 7th. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/karate.
Tandem Yoga (Mixed Level)— Join Kristen Rutter every Wednesday at 9am at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center for a dynamic exercise that brings the body, mind and breath together. Bring your own mat, harness and blocks (limited quantities).
HIGH fitness class – This weekly class takes cardio to the next level by combining modern fitness techniques like HIIT, plyometrics, strength and cardio intervals with music. Classes are currently held every Monday at 6am at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center. Admission is $5, and punch cards can be purchased at a discount. Social distancing will be in effect. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/highfit.
Have fun with Dax – Cedar Hills Recreation Centre offers HIGH fitness classes twice a week – Thursday at 6am and Friday at 4:15pm for children ages 6 to 16. Admission to Thursday classes is $3.50, while Friday classes are free. Social distancing will be in effect.
Premium bus – The Lyndon Senior Center has a bus that provides rides to and from the center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This applies to Linden resident seniors. Pickup is from 10am to 11am and drop off from 1pm to 2pm must be booked at least one day in advance. Please contact the Senior Center Front Desk at (801) 769-8625.
Orem Choir— The Orem Choir has started its new season. This is a non-audio community choir that enjoys singing and sharing a wide variety of beautiful, uplifting music with the community. The public is invited to join the group. It takes place on Thursdays at 7:30 pm in the chorus room of Orem High School. For more information, visit http://oremchorale.com.
library volunteer — Friends of Payson Libraries noted 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 provide ideas and support the organization’s annual book sale. Those interested in volunteering can contact Librarians Dona Gay, Brittany Johnson at (801) 609-4078, Ann Humpherys at (801) 465-0941 or Steve Southwick at (801) 822-1705.
autumn harvest– Experience old-fashioned harvest celebrations at the Provo Pioneer Village Fall Festival on Friday, October 21, from 5-8pm. There will be arts and crafts, games, photo ops, carts, refreshments and more. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, visit http://provopioneervillage.org.
Trunk-or-Treat in the mall— Provo Towne Centre will be holding two suitcases or treats ahead of Halloween. The first is Saturday, October 29th from 3pm to 5pm in the main parking lot. Automotive Addiction will invite exotic car owners to the event. On Halloween Monday, a second event will take place in the main parking lot from 2pm to 5pm and will be attended by first responders, police, firefighters and more.
Mental health support groups – NAMI Utah provides free online support groups and classes for adults with mental health issues and families of loved ones with mental health issues. For more information, please contact NAMI Utah Program Coordinator Christene Finch at email@example.com.
Community Orchestra – The Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra practices on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7-9 pm at the City Office, 1307 N. Commerce Drive. The orchestra will prepare for Saratoga Splash Day and holiday concerts in December.
Entertainment News- October 18: Toys 4 Kids Coeducational Softball Championship Registration Deadline. October 20: Youth basketball registration closes (grades 3-8). November 10: Youth basketball early registration ends. November 16: Thanksgiving Dodgeball Championship Registration Deadline. November 17: Youth Basketball Registration Deadline (Grades 9-12). November 21: Registration opens for Winter 2023 Little Hoopsters. Begins in January. For more information, see http://spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Entertainment at (801) 804-4600.
Volunteers help children on the move – Every Friday and Saturday, the children provide respite care on the move, providing free breaks for parents of children with special needs. Families send their children to locations in Orem, Lehi and Springville, where they are paired one-on-one with a volunteer for evening play. A nurse or behavioral technician will also be present to help supervise. The organization is looking for 10 volunteers aged 16 and over to help make this happen every Friday and Saturday from 5:45pm to 9:30pm. For more information or to register, visit https://kotm.org/volunteer-portal. Coronavirus measures are being taken, including requiring masks, temperature checks and frequent hand sanitisation.
Foster grandparents seeking— Utah County is looking for senior volunteers to serve as foster grandparents. Volunteers must be individuals of limited income who are at least 55 years of age and capable of serving 15 or more hours per week. Volunteers serve as mentors, mentors and carers for children and young people in schools, hospitals, youth centres and similar organisations. Volunteers receive tax-free allowances, paid leave, transportation reimbursement, ongoing training, and more. For more information, or if you or someone you know would like to attend, please call (801) 851-7784.
Utah County Home Visiting Programs that require donations— The Utah County Health Department’s home visit program has run out on donated resources like baby blankets and diapers. The Health Department is asking members of the Utah County community to consider donating items or organizing a service project to assist with the donation. The most needed items are new reception blankets or quilts and diapers. Other popular items include: baby “onesies”, knitted hats and baby-friendly cardboard books. Item should be new. Donations can be picked up Monday through Friday (8:00 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. For questions about the Home Visiting Program, please contact Bonnie Hardy at (801) 851-7026.
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