Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 11, 2013
Bulletin Board – April 11, 2013

Tooele

Tooele tri sprint triathlon

Tooele City is excited to announce the first ever Tooele tri sprint triathlon. The race will be held June 29 at 7 a.m. at the Tooele City Pool Park. The race will feature a 5K run, 10-mile bike ride and a 400-yard swim. The registration fee is $25 and will include a race shirt if you register by May 24. For more information and to register, please visit www.tooelecity.org, email terras@tooelecity.org or call 843-2142.

Tooele tri kid’s triathlon

Kid’s 12 and under start training today for the first ever Tooele tri kid’s triathlon. The race will be held June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Tooele City Pool Park. There will be three different age groups. The registration fee is $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child in the same family. Please register by June 14. For more information and to register, please visit www.tooelecity.org, email terras@tooelecity.org or call 843-2142.

Family boat race

Join Tooele City family recreation for a family boat race April 25 at the Pratt Aquatic Center, 55 N. 200 West in Tooele. Race check in will be at 5:45 p.m. and the race will start at 6 p.m. Families that would like to participate should make boats as a family prior to the activity. Please follow the rules listed at www.tooelecity.org. Boats will be raced around the lazy river at the swimming pool. Prizes will be awarded that evening. Families that pre-register and race a boat that night will be able to swim for free that evening. If you would like participate in this activity please pre-register by contacting Tooele City Parks and Recreation at 843-2142 or terras@tooelecity.org no later than April 23 at 5 p.m.

Miss Tooele City

Tooele City is excited to announce that the 2013 Miss Tooele City Scholarship Pageant will again be held as part of the city’s Fourth of July festivities. This is for Tooele City residents, girls ages 16 to 24. There are $750 to $1,000 scholarships available, plus additional prizes. There is no swimsuit or fitness competition. The pageant will be held on July 1, but don’t delay, the application deadline is May 30. Applications and additional information are available on our website. Please visit www.tooelecity.org or contact Kami Perkins at 843-2105 or kamip@tooelecity.org for more information.

Grantsville

Family History Center

Greet your ancestors free at the Grantsville Family History Center, 117 E. Cherry St. All are welcome with consultants there to assist you. Open Mondays noon to 4 p.m., and Tuesday through Thursday noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Dog clinic

Grantsville City is having a dog clinic on April 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grantsville Fire Station.

Library

Grantsville City Library

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Grantsville City Library, 42 N. Bowery St., will take place at 10 a.m. on April 13.

Tooele City Library

April 16, 4 p.m., family movie; Tuesdays, 11 a.m., Wiggle Worms (interactive story time for 1- to 2-year-old children); Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 and 11:30 a.m., story time; Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m., teen time with gaming, movies and more; Fridays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., kids crafts. April events: All month long, join the library’s new online recipe club. In this free community club, you can share recipes throughout each month. This club is for every skill level. We’re just getting set up, so fill out a quick form at the library with your name and email address. We will send you the information you need to get started. This month, share your cheese ball recipes. April 17, 6 p.m., square foot gardening 101. April 24, 6 p.m., Oh My Tech! Free email workshop. April 26, 6 p.m., Date night movie at the library. For ages 18 and older.

Schools

SHS events

Prom will be held at the State Capitol on April 19. If you would like to participate in promenade, the sign-up sheet is located on the door of the copy room. At least one person in the couple must be a junior to do the promenade. We will be holding our last Skills for Success April 16, 23 and 30 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. The cost is $10. If you attend all three sessions, you will be able to clear two U’s. The CTE Fair will take place May 14, 15 and 16. Attending any one day between 4 and 8 p.m. at the district office with a parent will clear one U. Seniors, start checking your grades to make sure you get all of your U’s cleared so you’ll be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.

GHS musical

To commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Grantsville High Theater Arts program with drama teacher and play director Matt Price, GHS will be performing the most popular Broadway musical of all time, “Phantom of the Opera”, on April 25, 26, 27, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. Businesses who would like to support our students by advertising in the playbill please call 884-3807.

TJHS council meeting

The next Tooele Junior High School community council meeting will be held April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the TJHS library. All TJHS parents are encouraged to attend.

Prom dress drive

Tooele High School’s Key Club is holding its annual prom dress drive and would like any help with donations of gently used prom dresses, tuxedos or anything else you would like to donate. If you would like to help, please drop off donations at Tooele High School’s front office at 301 W. Vine St.

Preschool program

The preschool program in Tooele County School District has openings in their tuition classrooms for 3 and 4 year olds. We also do monthly assessments if you have concerns about your child’s development. Call 833-1966.

Extended day program

St. Marguerite Catholic School is pleased to announce that we now offer an extended day program. Our program will run Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be lots of fun activities for the kids as well as help with homework. Please call 882-0081 for more info.

Excelsior Academy tours

Curious about charter schools? Want to know more about Excelsior Academy? Tours are held each Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. School tours cover a range of topics such as the Excelsior Academy Philosophy and Vision, Direct Instruction, CHAMPS and the character development program. There is also an opportunity to observe the school’s unique group settings. Come and tour the building and have any questions answered. Everyone is welcome, 124 E. Erda Way, Erda. 882-3062.

Education

Hunter education course

A Utah hunter education course will take place April 16, 18, 23, 24 and 25 with range on April 27. All classes are from 6 to 9 p.m., with range times TBA. State law requires students to attend all classes. All students must purchase a hunter education voucher for $10 from a license agent or vendor before attending class. Bring the voucher to the first class and give to the instructor. The voucher includes all costs for the class and includes a small game license that is validated upon completion. Classes will be held at the Tooele County Health Department building, 151 N. Main St. For more information, call Gene at 882-4767 or Bryan at 882-6795.

Network meetings

Looking to obtain or improve your employment? Come join the Tooele Networking Group and learn job seeking techniques, how to market yourself, get support and actually search job leads. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Tooele LDS Employment Resource Center located next to Deseret Industries. Everyone is welcome.

Online courses

Online courses in Network+ and Security+ IT are designed for the IT professional seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge of networking and security, and prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ exams. Call the TATC at 248-1800 for more information or to enroll.

Adult education

Get your high school diploma this year. All classes required for a high school diploma, adult basic education, GED preparation and English as a second language are available. Register now to graduate — just $50 per semester. Located at 211 Tooele Blvd., call 833-8750. Adult education classes are for students 18 and over.

ESOL

ESOL conversational classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays. ESOL students may also come anytime the center is open for individualized study. Registration is $50 per semester. Call 833-8750 for more information.

TATC

CNA class

A new Certified Nursing Assisting class starts May 20. Prepare for a career in healthcare quickly and economically in TATC’s beautiful, new state-of-the-art facility. Instructors provide hands-on personal training to ensure you become exceptional in your field. In addition, TATC assists all graduates with job placement in one of the many CNA job openings employers have. Call 248-1800 today to reserve your place.

Custom Fit Training

The Custom Fit program offered through TATC provides training solutions for businesses in Tooele County. Custom Fit Training is a state-funded program designed to keep companies competitive in today’s market by subsidizing the direct cost of training between 40 and 60 percent. Companies who partner with the Custom Fit program must be a for-profit business located in Tooele County. That is all you need to qualify. From Excel to OSHA (and everything in between) the Custom Fit program can help you. Call Custom Fit at 248-1805 or email dlabenski@tatc.edu.

Churches

United Methodist Church

At Tooele UMC we welcome all who want to discover God’s love and worship in a friendly, accepting and loving environment. Come as you are, whoever you are, wherever you are in your spiritual journey. Sunday worship service, 11 a.m. Lunch and Learn, Wednesdays 12:30 to 2 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy an interactive bible study led by Pastor Debi. Please check our website, tooelecumc.org, or call Tooele UMC’s office at 882-1349 or Pastor Debi’s cell at (801)651-2557 for more info. We are located at 78 E. Utah Ave. in Tooele.

Wednesday meal

Every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., we will serve a free spaghetti dinner from Tooele United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to come and eat. Our goal is to provide a free, hot meal for the homeless population in Tooele. We want to offer them a safe, warm place to eat and relax for a few hours every Wednesday evening. We also want to get the community involved and invite all people in order to forge relationships and build bridges between people of all economic backgrounds in Tooele. Although the meal is being served from TUMC, it is a non-denominational event and we invite and encourage all people to join us. We will need help and volunteers in various ways, such as helping to serve, cook and clean up, donate food and share talents. If you are interested in getting involved, e-mail Carissa Sanders at carissa.sanders2@gmail.com or call (785) 737-3467.

Church of Christ

Church of Christ meets at 430 W. Utah Ave. Bible class, Sunday at 10 a.m. and worship from 11 a.m. to noon. Wednesday Bible class at 7 p.m. We seek to be the Lord’s church established about 33 AD. The Bible produces nondenominational Christians only. Jesus is our only head of the church, headquarters are heaven. Come and grow with us. Call 882-4642.

Cornerstone Baptist

Passion for God, compassion for people at 276 E. 500 North in Tooele, phone: 882-6263. Come as you are this Sunday, where you can hear a message from the Bible and meet new friends. Service times: Bible study (for all ages) 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m.; WiseGuys children’s program 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all services, and children’s church during morning worship. WiseGuys Program during evening worship.

Mountain of Faith Lutheran

We’re a healthy, growing congregation who welcomes newcomers and reaches out to those in need. Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at 560 S. Main Street, Tooele. We treat the word of God with respect without taking ourselves too seriously. Check us out on Facebook by searching for Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church. Please join us for meaningful worship that is also casual and relaxed. For more information about our family of faith, call 882-7291.

St. Barnabas’ Episcopal

Weekly service of word, prayer and sacrament followed by fellowship. Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 1784 N. Aaron Drive, Tooele. Phone: 882-4721. Email: info@stbarnabasepiscopal.org. Web at www.stbarnabasepiscopal.org. You are God’s beloved child, beautifully created in God’s own image. Whatever your history, wherever you are in life’s journey, the Episcopal Church welcomes you.

Spanish services

La Iglesia Biblica Bautista de Tooele le invita a sus servicios en espanol Jueves 6 p.m., Domingos 2 p.m. We invite you to their Spanish services on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Come to know a church that focused in the word of God rather than the emotions. God loves you and he wants to reveal himself to you. Located at 276 E. 500 North, Tooele. Call 840-5036, rides provided.

St. Marguerite

Saint Marguerite Catholic Church’s weekly schedule: Eucharist: Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m., noon (Spanish), 6 p.m.; weekdays, 9 a.m. Reconciliation: Saturdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. or by appointment. Religious education: Sundays, 4:30 p.m., followed by the 6 p.m. Sunday Eucharist. The church is located at 15 S. Seventh St. Contact 882-3860.

Brit-Ammi Kahal

Covenant People Assembly are teaching the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. Visitors welcome on Saturdays at 1 p.m., 37 S. Main Street, Tooele. Call 843-5444 for more information.

Bible Baptist Church

The folks at Bible Baptist Church would like to invite you to some old fashioned church services with singing from the old fashioned hymns and messages from the old fashioned KJV Bible. Some things should never change. Sunday Service times: Sunday School, 10 a.m.; gospel hour, 11 a.m.; Bible study, 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening services, 6 p.m. Contact Pastor Jeff Sinner at 840-2152.

Mountain View Baptist Church

We would like to invite you to discover what God’s plan and purpose is for your life. The Bible contains all of the answers for life’s questions. Come and join us this Sunday for our adult Bible study and graded Sunday School which starts at 9:45 a.m. Our worship service begins at 11 a.m. We also have a Bible study time each Sunday at 6 p.m. We meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for prayer time. Bring your needs and let us pray together for God’s help. Mountain View Baptist Church meets at the Eastgate Plaza in Grantsville, Suite 2C. Join us.

Stansbury Park Baptist Church

Please join us each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible study at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse (located next to the swimming pool). Colossians and 2nd Timothy are the current teaching focus. For details, please call 830-1868 or go to www.stansburyparkbc.com.

Tooele First Baptist Church

It looks like spring has finally sprung. This spring, join us for a warmth of fellowship and spiritual growth as we celebrate Christ together. We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible study and Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. and our worship celebration at 11 a.m. You can reach us at 882-2048 or check out our website at tooelefirstbaptist.org.

First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church at 349 N. Seventh Street would like to invite you to hear of God’s grace and the love of Christ who died to forgive you of your sins and attain salvation on your behalf every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and every Sunday evening at 6 p.m.

Charity

CASA volunteers

Lift up a child’s voice, a child’s life. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. Volunteers work until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Volunteers are common citizens over 21 years old with a heart for vulnerable children. Apply at www.utahcasa.org or call (801)574-1472.

Writing volunteers

Valley Mental Health in Tooele, a non-profit organization, is looking for several volunteers with grant writing experience and/or computer/typing skills to perform data entry at the Tooele office. Must pass a background check and be able to volunteer a few hours or more each week (can volunteer anytime Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Contact Alex C. Gonzalez or Adrienne Berrett at 843-3520.

Food pantry

The First Baptist Church in Tooele is offering an emergency food pantry to meet the needs of our community. The food pantry is available for emergency needs. Hours of operation are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. We are located at 580 S. Main Street. For information call 882-2048.

Rocky Mountain Hospice

While it can be difficult at times, volunteering can be a most rewarding and worthwhile experience. Rocky Mountain Hospice is looking for dedicated individuals who are willing to spend one to two hours per week volunteering. We ask for a time commitment of at least six months. We provide 12 hours of training, TB testing and a background check. Hospice volunteers assist end-of-life patients and their families with friendly visits and companionship, respite care for caregivers, light housekeeping, grocery shopping and end of life projects. Please contact Tina Rasmussen at (801)397-4904 or tina.rasmussen@rmcare.com.

Hospice volunteers

Hospice volunteers are needed for Harmony Hospice to give a wonderful gift: your time, companionship, yardwork and music. Become an 11th hour volunteer. Call Coy at 225-6586.

Volunteer opportunity

Rocky Mountain Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers in Tooele. Our volunteers provide respite care, friendly visits, conversation, light household chores, and other needs to terminally ill patients who are on our hospice services. Please visit our website at www.rockymountaincarefoundation.org. Training, background check, and TB test required — all provided. Please contact Jill at (801)397-4904 for additional information.

Cat food needed

Local non-profit rescue group desperately needs cat food to feed the homeless cats in Tooele. Please drop off donations at 178 W. 700 North or the Tooele Veterinary Clinic at 1182 N. 80 East. Any questions please call 882-2667.

Tooele Animal Outreach

Tooele Animal Outreach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization desperately seeking volunteers in our community who love animals like we do to help continue finding forever homes for abandoned and neglected animals. We need volunteers for various projects, i.e. posting animal pictures on the Internet, taking foster animals to vet appointments, organizing fundraising and adoption events, picking up donated food, blankets and medication for foster animals and fostering dogs. If you would like to find out more about our program, please contact Marci at 830-4049.

Moose Lodge

Daily lunch

Chicken salad sandwiches, shrimp and fries, fried chicken — you never know what might be on the menu.

Friday night dinners

The Moose Lodge will be serving clam chowder and fish and chips every Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost will be $10 for a cup of soup and a halibut fish and chips dinner. Come and enjoy some great seafood on Friday nights. Members who purchase five dinners either on Friday or Saturday nights will receive their next meal free.

Saturday night dinners

Saturday night dinners of ribeye or T-bone steaks, salmon, halibut or shrimp for a great price are available for members and their guests. Members who purchase five dinners either on Friday or Saturday nights will receive their next meal free.

Meeting time change

The Women of the Moose have changed their meeting time from 11 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. starting April 14.

Incorrect date for band

The band scheduled to perform April 13 will be rescheduled for a later date.

Eagles

Steak night

Remember the Eagles Auxiliary serves only the freshest steaks and the good fresh cut, home-cooked French fries. On April 12, Kathy and Richard Wamsley will cook and serve the dinners. The special is the 14-ounce rib eye steak dinner for $11.50 with all the trimmings. Please come up, have a delicious dinner and socialize. Members and guests are invited.

Queen of Hearts night

The Eagles will have a fun game on Monday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. Come up, have a cool one, purchase a ticket and win the Queen of Hearts.

PPs dinner meeting

PMP Rosalie Fox will host the dinner meeting on April 17 at 7 p.m. at Casa Del Rey in Grantsville. All PPs are invited to attend.

Mexican dinner

Kathy and Richard Wamsley will serve a Mexican dinner on April 20 at 6 p.m. The cost will be $7 per person. There will be a raffle. All proceeds will go to the Children AIDS Awareness and Medical Research. Please come out and support this most worthwhile charity for children. Members and guests invited.

Service project

The Tooele Eagles has joined forces with Two Men and a Truck to gather hygiene articles, paper products, blankets, dishes and more for the YWCA Women’s Shelter. The company has put a big box at the lodge for the collection of these items. Please give as you can and help with this project.

Groups and Events

Elks Lodge yard sale

The Elks Lodge is holding its annual spring yard sale April 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please drop any items you wish to donate to the lodge or call Dave at 496-0458.

Women’s Bible study

The Lord Jesus Christ gave his disciples a perfect pattern for prayer in the Lord’s prayer. This new six-week Bible study started at the Millpond Spa on April 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. It is a video-driven study by Kay Arthur called “Lord Teach Me to Pray.” Questions? Call Bev Gearo at 843-4343.

Deseret Peak Aquatic Center

Tooele County is accepting proposals to operate the Deseret Peak Aquatic Center for the 2013 season. Operations will include all functions and expenses associated with the pool and facility operations and maintenance. For further information please contact Mark McKendrick at 843-4001. The bid closing date is April 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Webelos outdoor activity

Calling all BSA registered Webelos or Bears that will be 10 years old by Aug. 31. You and your parent are invited to register and attend the annual Webelos outdoor activity on May 10 and 11. A parent must be present at all times. Scouts are scheduled to work on six to seven activity badges during this event. Tent camping on Friday night is available, but not required. Tent camping helps to pass off requirements for the Arrow of Light award or the Outdoorsman Activity badge. Cost is $30 (cash or check only) for Boy Scout and his parent, Friday night snacks, hot breakfasts and lunches on Saturday, supplies for various activities and T-shirt for Scout. A T-shirt for parents may be purchased for an additional cost. Register at McBeths, 882-4613. Deadline for registration is April 24. Questions, call Michelle or Roger at 882-9919.

Earth Day concert

Girl Scout Troop #46 will host an Earth Day Cookie Concert at Deseret Peak Complex on April 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Musical entertainers, a magician, carnival games, classic cars, a silent auction, bounce houses, food and more family fun will be available. Tickets will be for sale at the door or call 566-6000. Visit earthdaycookieconcert.weebly.com for more information.

Stansbury cemetery plots

Plots for the Stansbury Cemetery are now available. Prices for Stansbury residents are $350 each through Memorial Day, and $450 each for non-residents through Memorial Day. Discounts also apply with purchases of four plots or more. Call the Stansbury Service Agency at 882-6188 or Glenn Oscarson at 840-2462 for more information.

Open mic night

Lupita’s Tacos, 21 E. Vine St. in Tooele, is hosting an acoustic open mic night on Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Sign up at 6:30 p.m., jam and perform in turn. Do you play an instrument or sing? Are you just starting lessons or are you a seasoned performer? It doesn’t matter. We’ll applaud and encourage you. Here’s your chance to show your friends and family what you can do. Si ud. Toca un instrumento o canta, venga a divertirse con nosotros, en Ingles y Espanol. Hosted by Sam Kunz Sr., troubador and musician to old folks, playing old style country songs, classics and some Spanish songs. For more info, call Sam at (575) 640-3453. Sponsored by Lupita’s Tacos and Farmers Dave Millard Agency.

Women’s golf league

Stansbury Park Women’s Golf League will start May 7 at 5:30 p.m. A casual dinner and opening meeting will follow. League play is every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Please come join the fun.

Diabetes support group

The Tooele County Diabetes Coalition support group will meet April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tooele County Health Department, 151 N. Main St., in room 280. We will learn to analyze our own recipes and discuss possible ways to create healthier options for them. Please bring recipes to analyze for carbohydrate (and some calorie) content. There will also be an optional pot luck dinner to share. Call 277-2482 with questions.

Democratic convention

Notice is hereby given that the organizing convention of the Democratic Party for Tooele County will be held April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce building, 154 S. Main St. At this convention a county chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary and treasurer are to be elected to serve for two consecutive years. Nominations for these positions can be taken from the floor at the time of the meeting. Other party business will be considered for discussion. Delegates to the county organizing convention shall be the same persons who were selected or officially appointed to serve as delegates to the Tooele County primary convention, which was held this past year, and who have not died, resigned or been disqualified. All central committee members are notified to be available for a meeting beginning one hour prior to the start of the organizing convention at the same location.

All Star Hoop Camp

The All Star Hoop Camp will be held at Tooele High School June 3 to 6 by THS’s varsity basketball staff and players. Learn to master the fundamentals that make a great player, like ball handling, passing, defense, guard play, post play, communication, rebounding, team concepts and shooting. There will be a camp T-shirt for every camper. Times will be 8 to 10 a.m. for boys entering ninth to 12th grades, 10 a.m. to noon for boys entering second to fifth grades, and noon to 2 p.m. for boys entering sixth to eighth grades. Questions? Contact Coach Faux at (801) 921-9205. Camp fee is $60, payable to the THS finance office or by phone at 833-1978.

Youth Shakespeare Company

Tooele Valley Youth Shakespeare Company presents “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” a comedy by William Shakespeare. Performances will be held at the Eagle’s Nest stage on April 11 and 12. Admission is $5 for an individual and $20 for a family. Concessions will also be sold to help pay for the group’s trip to the Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City. The Eagle’s Nest is located at the Tooele Army Depot. To get there, drive south on Tooele’s Main Street out of town. The Army Depot is on the west side of the highway. Turn into the depot and follow the signs.

Deseret Peak softball

Registration is now open for the 2013 men’s and coed leagues. The fee is $425 per team and must be paid by April 24. Cash or check payments can be made at the convention center office at Deseret Peak or credit card payment over the phone by calling Chris at 843-4003. Any questions regarding the leagues contact Jeff at 840-1735.

Military and family summit

The Governor’s Military and Family Summit will be held April 17 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple in Salt Lake City. There will be free seminars and workshops from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that are designed for veterans, military, family, community leaders, first responders, employers, clergy and all concerned community members. For more information contact Earl Simmons at (801) 432-4921. There will also be a “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact H2H.Jobs at (801) 432-4242 or (801) 432-4658. Parking at the Salt Palace is free, but space is limited.

Chili cook-off

The Western Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse is hosting a chili cook-off on April 20 at Maverik Country Store, 246 E. 2000 North in Tooele. Come join us for one of the hottest events of the year. Bring your best chili to help abused children and earn bragging rights. Chili tasting will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with awards announced at 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to benefit BACA. For contest entry form and rules, call 841-7972. There is no cost to compete. The donation to taste and judge is $5 per person or $15 per family.

Gem and Mineral Society

Tooele Gem and Mineral Society meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Tooele Senior Center, 59 E. Vine St., at 7:30 p.m. Membership dues are only $10 a year. Come learn about rocks and minerals, field trips for rock collecting and our big rock show in September. Come have fun with us. Visit us on Facebook. For more information, contact us at 882-5752 or mcdpopcorn3d@gmail.com.

Stockton’s anniversary

Coming soon to Stockton is the kick off to the town’s 150 years celebration. There will be several free events. On April 27 (Arbor Day) there will be Stockton histories and fireworks. On May 18, there will be Indian histories and performances. On June 15, there will be mining history. All events will be held at the Stockton Ward at 5 p.m. On Aug. 17, Stockton Days will be celebrated with a parade, quilt raffle, games and vendors at Stockton Ballpark.

Overlake HOA

The next Overlake HOA board meeting will be held April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 1531 N. Main St. All homeowners and interested residents are invited and encouraged to attend. HOA meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The annual meeting is scheduled for June 20.

Summer club

The Tooele Boys & Girls Club will host a summer club from June 3 to Aug. 16. The club serves youth ages 6 to 12. Cost is $125 per month for an activity/snack fee. Cost is only $375 for the entire summer. Please note that space is limited and $125 is requested at time of registration. Register at any club location: Dow James Building at 438 W. 400 North; Youth Center at 102 N. Seventh St.; or Tooele Office at 352 N. Main St. Call 843-5719 and ask for Darlene, Marsha or Alisha for more information. Daily morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Bring your own sack lunch. The club will be held at the Youth Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Dow James Building from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Transportation from Tooele Youth Center to Dow James Building is provided by the Boys & Girls Club. Remember that open recreation is still operating from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Dow James Building and the cost is $10 per year. That fee is waived for summer club participants.

Bereavement support group

Harmony Hospice offers a weekly bereavement support group for any person who has had a loved one who has died. You do not need to be affiliated with Harmony or have had services in order to come and participate. Everyone is welcome. The group meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Harmony Home Health and Hospice, 2356 N. 400 East, Bldg. B, Suite 206 in Tooele. Please contact Leonard Barber for any questions you might have at 843-9054.

Sons of Utah Pioneers

The goal of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Settlement Canyon Chapter is to keep alive the history and tremendous contributions of our early Tooele County pioneers and others. If this is something that you may be interested in joining, please attend a pot luck dinner the first Thursday of each month in the Tooele Senior Citizens Center at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is followed by a short program. Park behind the building and enter the northwest doors.

Alzheimer’s support group

Open to anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia (memory issues). Learn about this disease. Get/share ideas. Bring your loved one along. Trained staff will assist them while you attend meeting. Next meeting will be held April 16 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Citizen Center, 59 E. Vine St. in Tooele. Cosponsored by Tooele County Aging Services (to participate call 843-4107) and Alzheimer’s Association–Utah Chapter. For information call (800)272-3900.

Mood disorder support group

Do you or someone you love have a mood disorder? NAMI-Tooele affiliation offers help, hope and healing. Please join us for support group sessions every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the New Reflection Clubhouse on 900 South in Tooele. For more info, contact Kelly at 841-9903.

Family Support Center

The Family Support Center is a non-profit agency providing services in Salt Lake and Tooele County. Free 12-week in-home parenting skills program. Families with children birth to 17 will receive instruction during an 80-minute weekly visit to gain the tools they need to strengthen their family. Topics discussed include communication, conflict resolution, attachment and bonding, establishing rules and routines as well as managing stress. Please contact Rachel at (801) 955-9110 ext. 107 for more information. You can also visit familysupportcenter.org.

Seniors

Grantsville Senior Center

Membership is $4 for 55 and older and includes newsletter. For dates, times, appointments, activities and meals, call 884-3446. Hearing appointments are on the first Tuesday of the month. Meals on Wheels are available for the homebound. A suggested donation of $2.50 for daily meals. For rides to senior centers or transport to doctor’s appointments or stores in Grantsville or Tooele, please call Holly at 843-4102. A donation of $2 for one way is suggested. The birthday dinner will be April 26 at 4 p.m. The Country Players will be the entertainment.

Tooele Senior Center

The senior center is for the enjoyment of all senior citizens 55 and older. New and exciting activities have started. For info, call 843-4110. These include bridge and pinochle, arthritic exercise program three times a week, line dancing, woodworking, Wii games, watercolor class and karaoke. Meals on Wheels for homebound. Lunch served, daily donation of $2.50. The center also provides transportation to the store or doctor visits in Tooele and Grantsville areas.

Senior Circle

Senior Circle is for those ages 50 and better and costs just $15 a year per person or $27 for a couple. Call 843-3690 for more information or a membership application. Lots of great health benefits and fun activities. June 23 to 29, trip to Mt. Rushmore/Black Hills. Cost is $599 per person, double occupancy.

Recovery

Addiction recovery

The freedom from addiction group, RUSH, holds meetings on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 23 S. Main Street, Suite 33, Tooele.

Recovery International

Recovery International is a structured self-help group that follows a proven method. We meet every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Valley Mental Health, 100 S. 1000 West, Tooele. This group is for anyone who wants help overcoming depression, anxiety, anger, fears, phobias or repetitive thoughts. Call Mary Ann for more information at 884-0215.

S.A. recovery group

S.A. men’s group meets every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. at the Green House in Tooele. Call 841-7783 with questions.

Al-Anon

Is someone’s drinking affecting your life? You don’t have to be alone. Al-Anon meetings every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at residence, 77 W. 400 North. For more information please contact Perky at 843-7145 or Elizabeth at 884-0825.

Food addicts

Food addicts in recovery aim to lose weight and keep it off. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Weekly meetings held at Tooele County Museum, 47 E. Vine Street, on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Come in the back door; meetings are held in the basement. Call 882-0805 for more information.

Take off pounds sensibly

Need help to lose those extra pounds? We can help. TOPS is a weight loss support group open to men, women, teens and pre-teens. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Center, 59 E. Vine Street. Call Mary Lou at 830-1150, Lisa at 882-1442 or see www.tops.org for more information.

Addiction recovery Tooele

LDS Family Services addiction recovery meeting every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the LDS chapel at 1030 S. 900 West, in the Relief Society room. Enter on the west side of the church. The handicap entrance is on the south side of the church. This meeting addresses all addictions or character weaknesses. No children, please.

Addiction recovery Grantsville

LDS Family Services addition recovery meeting every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the LDS chapel at 415 W. Apple Street in the Relief Society room. Enter on the north side of the church. The handicap entrance is also on the north side of the church. This meeting address all addictions or character weaknesses. No children, please.

LDS addiction family support

If you have a loved one who is struggling with addictions of any kind, find help and support Sunday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Erda Ward building at 323 E. Erda Way. Enter on the east side of the building and go to the Relief Society room.

LDS porn addiction program

An LDS pornography addiction recovery support group meeting will be held every Friday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Stansbury Stake Center, 417 E. Benson Road. Enter on the southwest side of building. Separate men’s recovery (for men struggling with pornography addictions) and women’s support meetings (for women whose husbands or family members are struggling with pornography) are held at the same time.

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