Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – Oct. 8 | News, Sports, Jobs


Symposium to reduce child sexual abuse — Join the Utah Women & Leadership Project for a symposium to discuss how to collectively impact societal change to keep our kids safer. The event is set for 8 to 11:30 am on Wednesday, Oct. 26 online and at 4101 N. Thanksgiving Way, Ste. 100, Lehi. The event is free, but participants are asked to register online in advance at https://effecting-social-change-for-child-sexual-abuse.eventbrite.com.


“Little Shop of Horrors” — Timpanogos Community Theater will perform “Little Shop of Horrors” — the sci-fi hit about a man-eating plant — from Oct. 7 to 22 at the Valentine Theater. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at http://americanforkarts.com/theater-tickets.

Not-So-Spooky Halloween Concert — The American Fork Symphony will present a Not-So-Spooky Halloween Concert at 7 pm on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Liahona Preparatory Academy.

Events at the American Fork Library — Here are some upcoming events at the American Fork Library: october 8th: Writing Conference for adults at 10:30 am Learn more about the craft of writing and interact with other authors. The event includes a keynote, workshops and an author Q&A. Register online. october 10: Learn & Grow Playtime for children 5 and younger with their caregivers at 11 am Learn about your child’s milestones through a free developmental screening while you play. october 10: Help Your Child Get Off Screens at 7 pm october 11: Fall Yard Care at 7 pm Come to this class for ideas and tips on caring for your yard in the fall. october 13: Magic Tree House Book Club for children ages 6-8 at 4 pm This month’s book is “Buffalo Before Breakfast.” october 13: Showtunes Karaoke for teens at 6:30 pm Register online. october 15: Children’s Creative Dance Class at 10 am Info and registration online. october 17: “Hocus Pocus” interactive movie for families at 7 pm Register online.

story time — The American Fork Library is offering storytimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Toddler Tales will be at 10 am, followed by Preschool Pals at 11 am Preschool Pals will also be offered as a Zoom Storytime at 10 am Wednesdays. Register at https://aflibrary.eventbrite.com.


Cedar Hills Recreation Free Fun Day — Join Cedar Hills Recreation on Oct. 12 for a 20-minute preview to the Soccer Shots program. Sign up to reserve your spot. For questions, call 385-375-7272 or email [email protected].

soccer shots — Two four-week programs will be offered beginning Oct. 19. Soccer Shots Mini for 2-3 year olds is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principals. Soccer Shots Classic for 3-5 year olds utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills. For more information, visit https://secure.rec1.com/UT/city-of-cedar-hills/catalog.

Jr Jazz Basketball — Cedar Hill Recreation is offering a recreation league for boys in grades 2-9 and girls in grades 2-8. All participants will play seven games. This program depends on parents volunteering to coach and people who are able are asked to sign up. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/jr-jazz.

Vinyasa Yoga (mixed level) — Join Kristen Rutter at 9 am every Wednesday at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center for a dynamic practice that unites body, mind and breath. Bring your own mat, strap and block (a limited number is available to borrow).

HIGH Fitness classes — This weekly class takes aerobics to the next level by combining modern fitness techniques, such as HIIT, plyometics, and intervals of strength and cardio with music. Classes are currently at 6 am Mondays at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center. The drop-in rate 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.

Get HIGH with Dax — HIGH fitness classes will be offered twice weekly at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center — at 6 am on Thursdays and a kids class for ages 6 to 16 at 4:15 pm on Fridays. The drop-in rate for the Thursday class is $3.50 while the Friday class is free. Social distancing will be in effect.


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 am Drop-offs are between 1 and 2 pm Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Contact the Senior Center front desk at (801) 769-8625.


Orem Chorale — The Orem Chorale has started its new season. It is a non-audition community choir who loves to sing a variety of beautiful, uplifting music and share it with the community. The public is invited to join the group. It meets at 7:30 pm on Thursdays in the choral room at Orem High School. For more information, visit http://oremchorale.com.


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 annual book sale. People interested in volunteering may contact library directors Dona Gay, Brittany Johnson at (801) 609-4078, Ann Humpherys at (801) 465-0941, or Steve Southwick at (801) 822-1705.


Hawaiian Civic Club — The monthly gathering of the Kauwahi ‘Anaina Hawai’i Hawaiian Civic Club will be from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, Oct. 8 in Room 201 in the Provo City Library. The agenda includes information about the November election of the club’s board of directors. At 7 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 12, Ron and Wendy Sing will make a presentation on winter gardening at Trellis on the Green condominiums, 222 W. 2280 North, Provo.

Utah Valley Historical Society — Ryan Roos, owner of Roos Americana in Ephraim and co-owner of Writ & Vision in Provo, will speak on George Edwards Anderson, one of Utah’s finest photographers, during the Utah Valley Historical Society’s monthly meeting at 7 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Room 201 of the Provo City Library. Roos will tell stories of Anderson’s tragic life and share many of his photographers.

Autumn Harvest — Come experience an old-fashioned harvest celebration at the Provo Pioneer Village Autumn Festival from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, Oct. 21. There will be crafts, games, photo ops, handcart push, refreshments and more. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, visit http://provopioneervillage.org.

Mental Health Support Groups — NAMI Utah offers free online support groups and classes for adults living with mental health conditions and for family members of loved ones living with mental health conditions. For more information, contact Christene Finch, state programs coordinator for NAMI Utah at [email protected].


Community Orchestra — The Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra holds practices on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 pm at the city offices, 1307 N. Commerce Drive. The orchestra will be preparing for Saratoga Splash Days and the December holiday concerts.


Recreation news — october 11: Men’s Basketball League early registration ends. october 11: Women’s volleyball early registration ends. october 18: Toys 4 Kids Co-Ed Softball Tournament registration deadline. october 20: Youth Basketball registration ends (3rd to 8th grades). For more information, see http://spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at (801) 804-4600.


Volunteers to help Kids On The Move — Each Friday and Saturday, Kids On The Move offers Respite Care, providing a free break to parents with special needs children. Families drop their children off at locations in Orem, Lehi and Springville where they are paired one-on-one with a volunteer to play for the evening. A nurse or behavior technician is also present to help overseas. The group is seeking 10 volunteers 16 years and older from 5:45 to 9:30 pm every Friday and Saturday to help make this happen. For more information or to sign up, visit https://kotm.org/volunteer-portal. Coronavirus measures are being taken, including requiring masks, taking temperatures and frequent hand sanitizing.

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 grant, 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 am to 4:30 pm) 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.

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