Safety starts with you
Come to the Tooele County Safe Kids Chapter safety fair Wednesday, May 4, at the Tooele City Swimming Pool Park, 55 N. 2nd West, 1-4 p.m. Each child will receive a free swim pass for attending.
Your child will learn about various safety subjects including: bicycle safety, seat belts, water safety, outdoor safety, animal bites, Internet safety, gun safety, poison control and stranger danger. Bike helmets will be sold for $5, booster seats for $10 and gun locks and safety coloring books will be given away for free. Call 843-2310 for more information.
CPR classes are taught twice a month at Mountain West Medical Center; $25 covers administrative costs. Call Wayne Lyman for times at 843-3623. The next three classes are: Saturday, April 30; Wednesday, May 4; Saturday, May 21.
Arbor Day Celebrations will be held on Friday, April 29, throughout Tooele County and will be lead by Tooele Master Gardeners. Kay Hollein invites all Stockton residents to meet at the fire station at 6:30 p.m. for a tribute to two mayors and other residents for whom memorial trees have been planted.
Dave Remington will direct the Tooele celebration at 6:30 p.m. at Settlers Park (520 S. 50 W.) where tribute will be paid to several mayors by planting trees in their name. The Grantsville celebration is headed by Gary Fawson and has included elementary school contests with an awards ceremony to be held Friday. Watch for full details in this week’s paper. If you can’t join us for these special celebrations please observe Arbor Day by planting a tree in your own yard.
Save a Life!
The Marrow Donor Registration Drive is combined with American Red Cross blood drive Friday, May 6, 3-8 p.m. at Tooele Valley View LDS Stake Center, 1000 N. 350 E., Tooele. (If you received a printed flyer, this address has been corrected). Marrow donor registration takes only 15 minutes. You could save a patient with life-threatening blood disease! www.DonateMarrow.org.
Register for Garden Club
Young gardeners and parents please plan on attending a registration meeting for the Tooele City 4-H Garden Club on Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the USU Extension auditorium (151 N. Main). The Garden Club is for youth Kindergarten through 12th grade and will meet every Wednesday or Thursday May-September. The Tooele Youth Garden is located at 700 E. Vine St. There is a $5 registration fee. Tooele City will provide the tools and water. If you have any questions or you are unable to attend the registration meeting please call Terra Sherwood at 843- 2142.
Food, clothing pantry
The pantry is open to all who have need. There is adult and children’s clothing. The pantry is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. until Noon at First Baptist Church, 580 S. Main St. If you have an immediate need please call Pastor Jon at 882-2048.
Fix pets now
The Big Fix Discount Mobile Spay/ Neuter Clinic will be in your area:
• Tooele — May 9-10 at Wal-Mart, 99 W. 1280 N. Appointments are available by calling 882-2085.
• Grantsville — May 11-12 at Westgate Mortgage, 94 W. Main. Appointments are available by calling (435) 884-1400 Microchips are available to anyone at any time. Space is limited. Intake is 8 a.m. until full. Female dog $50, male dog $40, female cat $30, male cat $20.
Family plans: (Mom and litter fixed, litter must be less than six months old) family cat plan $90; family dog plan $135; $10 extra for pregnancies and dogs over 80 pounds. For more information, call toll-free 1-866-PETS FIX (1-866-7387 349) or www.utahpets.org.
Lose weight, energize
Utah State University Extension presents Up With Vitality-Down With Weight, a six-week diet and exercise class, taught by Clint Albrecht, MS, FCS Agent. Class topics include Nutrition 101, metabolism, psychology of weight loss, fad diets, exercise/behavior change, food labels, calories in/calories out. Classes will be held Thursdays, May 5 to June 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the USU Extension auditorium, 151 N. Main, Tooele. The cost is only $40, And by attending five out of six classes and completing a questionnaire, you will receive a $20 refund. What a deal! This class is for everyone. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early by calling 843-2353.
Indoor arena closes
The Deseret Peak Complex indoor arena’s summer closure is coming. It will be closed for open riding Monday, May 9, through Friday, Sept. 1. Indoor arena private reservations will still be accepted. If you have any further questions please call 843-4000 or visit our Website for updated information: www. deseretpeakcomplex.com.
Are you ready to race on your motorcycle or ATV? The 2005 Arenacross Series is delayed one week due to weather. The race will be Friday, April 29. Sign-ups are 4:30-6 p.m. The racing excitement will start at 7 p.m. The race fee is $20 and general admission is $5. Additional race dates are: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, June 10, 17, Aug. 12, 19, 26, Sept. 9 and 16.
There is a classification for every skill level from beginner to advanced. For more information call (435) 843- 4000 or visit our Website at www. deseretpeakcomplex.com.
GHS shows art
Come to the High School Art Show at Grantsville High School Thursday- Friday, May 5-6, 4-7 p.m. Art work featuring Grantsville and Tooele High School students and faculty will display with local professional art work. Enjoy appetizers, live music and awards on Thursday.
Find best friend
Your new best friend is waiting for you at the Grantsville City Animal Shelter! Visit www.petfinder.com, enter zip code 84029, and meet Pepper, Ruger, Black, Jack, Chelsea and Annie Oakley. Some are puppies, some are adults, some are even housetrained, and all of them are very affectionate and in need of new, loving homes right away.
If you don’t have web access, call 884- 6881 or 884-4407 for more information or to arrange a face-to-face meeting with any of these wonderful, adoptable companions.
Win “Best Yard”
You only have one more week to enter the “Most Improved Yard” in Grantsville.
The Grantsville Beautification & Shade Tree Commission is offering a great prize to the winner. To enter, please submit a “before” picture of your yard before May 1. After the makeover, please submit a second picture before Sept. 30. Submit snapshots to: Beautification & Shade Tree Commission, Grantsville City Hall, 429 E. Main, Grantsville, Utah 84029
The mayor and city council encourage city residents to support Project Pride and clean up their yards and lots this summer. Prizes will be given twice monthly for the most beautiful yards in our city.
Make a difference
Elections for the Stansbury Park Community Association officers will be held May 17 at 7 p.m. at the club house.
If you have a desire to improve your community, this is your chance to help.
There are a variety of positions that are up for election, so many volunteers are needed. If you have any questions concerning what is required to run for office or what the responsibilities of the officers are, please call Kristi at 882-1942.
Stansbury clean-up day
This year’s annual Stansbury Park Clean-Up Day, sponsored by the Stansbury Park Community Association, is this Saturday, April 30. There will be dumpsters at two locations for your convenience, one across from the elementary school the other at the club house. These dumpsters will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday only. If you have any questions, please call Kristi at 882-1942.
The Stockton Planning and Zoning Commission will hold its working meeting on Tuesday, May 3, at the Stockton Town Hall, 18 N. Johnson St. from 7-9 p.m.
Tooele Christian Fellowship will host the Men’s Quartet from Washington Heights Baptist Church this Sunday, May 1. You’re invited to attend Sunday school at 10 a.m. followed by the worship service at 11 a.m. We meet in the conference rooms at the Best Western Inn of Tooele, 365 N. Main. For more information, contact Pastor Bob at 435- 224-3392.
Welcome everyone to Emmanuel Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational church located at 635 N. Main, behind Phil’s Glass. Services begin at 11 a.m. We have a small food bank with canned food available at this time. Call 435- 224-3333 or 435-882-8673.
First Sunday food drive
Sunday, May 1, St. Marguerite’s will host our First Sunday Food Drive. We will collect all non-perishable food items. Please remember all the food collected goes to our local CAP food Bank.
TJHS Community Council
Tooele Junior High Community Council will meet on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.
We will elect the 2005-06 voting members.
All parents of current sixth grade students and junior high students are encouraged to attend.
Cub Scout Roundtable
Cub Scout leader Roundtable is here again Thursday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. in the TJHS chorus room. The staff will present ideas for the May theme, destination parks. Attend roundtable, share with others, learn from others, and be informed. Do it for your pack, your den, and yourself!
Join us at roundtable in May as we say good bye to Richard and Cindy Broadbent after nearly 20 years of service to Cub Scouting. They will be greatly missed by all that love and work in the Cub Scouting program! Thank you Richard and Cindy.
Old Central changes
If you are interested in an interim look at the conversion of the old Central Elementary School to luxury senior condos, be at the north entrance, 150 West, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. Bring cameras if you like.
The Grantsville Senior Center can be called at 884-3446.
• Mondays 9 a.m. aerobics; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.
• Tuesdays 10 a.m. ceramics; 1 p.m. Skipbo; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.
• Wednesdays 8 a.m. aerobics; 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. breakfast; 1 p.m. Pinochle
• Thursdays 9 a.m. Pinochle; 10 a.m. line dancing; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.; 12 p.m. blood pressure clinic; 1 p.m. Bingo
• Fridays 9 a.m. aerobics; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.
• Everyday quilting
• April 29 — Celebrate spring at the birthday dinner at 5 p.m. with entertainment by the Hale Boys concert.
• May 3 — Hearing clinic 9 a.m. to Noon; Nutrition meeting on various diets 1 p.m.
• May 5 — Board meeting at 7 p.m.
• May 10 — Blood sugar and pressure testing 10 a.m.
• May 13 — Birthday dinner 5 p.m. with entertainment by Dan Butcher and the Buchanans.
• May 24-25 — AARP Safe Driving Course 10 a.m. to Noon and 1-3 p.m.
• May 30 — Center closed for Memorial Day.
• May 31 — Foot clinic 1:30-3:30 p.m. call 884-3446.
• June 13-15 – Tuacahn and Mesquite trip $160 per person plus $25 single. Call 884-3446 for more information.
Tooele seniors events
The Tooele County Senior Citizen Center can be reached at 882-2870.
• Mondays — Line dancing at 1 p.m.
• Tuesdays — Advanced line dancing at 1 p.m.
• Exercise classes 10:30-11:30 a.m. — Monday, Cardio Breeze (flowing cardio, balance and stretching; Wednesday, aerobics, basic step and strength training; Thursday, Pilates and Yoga; Friday, Tai Chi and Yoga.
• April 29 — 6-8 p.m. Dancing. Delbert Long will be the DJ.
Senior Circle, MWMC
Senior Circle costs just $15 per year. Call 843-3690 for a membership form and to RSVP for all activities except exercise and water aerobics.
• Body Instincts — Meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Pinnacle Therapy (29 S. Main). Free to members.
• Hinges and Twinges (water aerobics) — Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Pratt Aquatic Center, $2.50 for members.
• May 4 — Diabetes Support Group 11 a.m. at the health department (181 N. Main).
• May 6 — Breakfast Buddies 9 a.m. Meet at Jim’s Family Restaurant for Dutch treat!
• May 18 — Wellness Luncheon: Summer Survival 11 a.m. at the health department (151 N. Main). Lunches cost $3 for members. Money is due May 13.
• May 19 — Breast Cancer Support Group 7 p.m. in the MWMC classrooms.
• May 19-21 — Spring Getaway to Moab, trip cost is $194 double.
• May 26 — Pizza/banana split open house 12-2 p.m. Come hear about recent and upcoming trips and just visit with one another.
• May 31 — Birthday Bingo 5 p.m. in the MWMC cafeteria. Play bingo for prizes. Pizza, cake and drinks will be served! Cost is $3.
• June 24-27 — National Fiddler’s Championships in Idaho. Cost is $499 per person, double.
• July 6-8 — Shakespeare adventure in Southern Utah. Cost is $325 per person double.
• Oct. 4 — New England Backroads. Call 843-3690 for a flyer.
• Nov. 25 — Alpine Christmas eight days in Austria and Germany. Call 843- 3690 for a flyer.
Volunteers of America, Utah, is offering the Foster Grandparent Program for limited income seniors in Tooele County. Seniors must be over 60 and willing to volunteer at least 15 hours a week with children in school settings.
Eligible seniors may qualify for a monthly tax free stipend of approximately $200. Contact Jennifer at the Tooele Office at 882-3154 or 840-0462 to see if you qualify.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet at the National Guard Armory, 1st and Vine Streets at 1900 (7 p.m.) April 28.
The Tooele Homemakers Club will take their annual field trip on Monday, May 2, to be tour Welfare Square and the Conference Center garden. The tours are free, but plan to bring a little extra money for a nice lunch. The van will leave the Extension office by 9:30 a.m. Please RSVP to Neva Cate at 882- 5386 or Barbara Hawkins at 882-1785 by Friday, April 29. Please let us know if you plan on bringing a guest.
Alzheimer’s support group
The next meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support & Education Group will be Tuesday, May 10, at 2:30 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Citizen Center, 50 E. Vine. Those interested in attending this monthly group or for more information, call Frank Reed at 882-2870 ext. 130.
FFA banquet slated
The Tooele FFA banquet will be held May 3 at the Tooele County Fireman’s Museum at 6:30 p.m. All members and families are invited. Tickets are $5 a person; contact Mr. Gowans at 830-2336 or Mr. Miller at 833-1978. There will be door prizes and awards. We hope to see you all there.
Moose Cinco de Mayo
Join us on Saturday, May 7, as we have our Cinco de Mayo celebration. Dinner will be served from 6-8 p.m. and will feature smothered burritos and/or enchiladas prepared by Danny Valenzuela. Cost is $10 per person.
Tooele Women’s Club spring fundraiser will be Saturday, May 7, 12-4 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Center.
A $15 donation is appreciated for the buffet, coffee and punch provided.
We are having a card party: Bridge, Pinochle, Bunko, SkipBo and Dominos.
Anyone interested may contact Clea Sullivan at 882-7055, Verna Hymer at 882-7303, Marge Boswell at 882-3754, Karyal Maynard at 882-3250 or Gloria Bristow at 882-0122.
• Nomination of Aerie officers — The nomination of the officers for Tooele Aerie #164 will be during the regular meeting Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m.
• Friday night steak — The Eagles will serve their steak, shrimp, halibut and chicken dinners on Friday, April 29, from 6:30-9 p.m. MP Betty Donnelly will host the evening.
• Mother’s Day breakfast — The Aerie Brothers will prepare breakfast Sunday, May 8, from 9-11:30 a.m. Mothers eat free and other adults pay $5, $2 for children.
BYU-Hawaii Aloha Summer Program will host a public presentation on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wal-Mart of Tooele. Stop by and see what this educational program offers.
Do you care about housing, health care, welfare, childcare, wages or taxes?
Then join us for Utah Issues 30th Annual conference on June 7th at the Salt Palace. We are very excited about this 30th anniversary celebration and have many exciting workshops, panel discussions and speakers planned. Check out our Website at www.utahissues.org to learn more and to register.
Weber State University’s Honors program will host former Tooele County public information officer and bioterrorism prevention planner Rich Lakin April 27 at Noon in Shepherd Union Building, room 417. Lakin, who recently took a position with the Utah Department of Health, will present “Bioterrorism: Safe in Utah?” as part of the Honors Issues Forum series. He will discuss his experiences in Tooele as well as the threat of bioterrorism in the state. The event is free to the public.
The complexity, strength, courage and wisdom of several extraordinary female characters comes to center stage in Utah Festival Opera’s 13th season.
This season’s productions include Giacomo Puccini’s final spectacular drama Turandot, Irving Berlin’s classic western comedy Annie Get Your Gun, Robert Ward’s 1961 adaptation of the dark drama The Crucible, and Wright & Forrest’s comedic romance Kismet.
All four main stage productions will run in repertory July 6 through Aug. 6 allowing patrons to see all productions in a twoor three-day stay in beautiful and historic Cache Valley.
Both single and season tickets are on sale now for the 2005 season. For more information, visit www.ufoc.org or call the Dansante Box Office at 800-262- 0074 or 435-750-0300 ext. 106.
Tickets are also available in person at the Dansante Box Office at 59 S. 100 West, Logan, through ArtTix outlets, and online at www.tickets.com or arttix.org.
Thomas the Tank
Thomas the Tank Engine
pulls into Heber City, commemorating 60 years of Thomas & Friends ™ Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-30. The 25- minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine [a full-size replica of a real steam engine] will depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine, at varying times daily.
This event is expected to sell out, so advance purchase is recommended to ensure a choice of dates and times. Tickets for a Day Out With Thomas 2005: The Celebration Tour are ($14) for ages two and up.
For more information and directions contact the Heber Valley Railroad at (801) 581-9980 (Salt Lake number), (435) 654- 5601, or by visiting www.hebervalleyrr. org.
Learn to skate
Centennial Park Figure Skating Club is hosting an event to promote Salt Lake County’s Learn-To-Skate program as well as show-off their full-time club members through an ice show May 20-21 at 7 p.m. at the Acord Ice Center, 5353 W. 3100 S., West Valley City.
Be part of art
The 2005 Utah Arts Festival is looking for 1,000 volunteers ages 16 and up to assist with various festival activities such as set up, concessions, interactive projects and children’s activities.
Besides open Festival hours, volunteers are also needed before and after the Festival to help build it and tear it down. On the morning of June 25 volunteers are also needed to assist with the 5K Art Attack Fun Run.
To become a Festival volunteer or get more information, call the volunteer hotline at (801) 322-5912.
Food for Hope
May 15 the 10th annual Food for Hope event, sponsored by the Julie Wright New Millennium Chapter of City of Hope, will feature delicious food, live music and dancing throughout the evening along with a silent auction.
All proceeds benefit HIV/AIDS and cancer related research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope. Auction begins at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. at Panini, 299 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Cost is $50 per person ($600 for reserved table). For reservations call (801) 531- 6334.
Fiddlers and pickers
The SL County Fiddle Contest/ Festival will be held May 6-7 at Wheeler Historic Farm in Salt Lake County (6351 S. 900 E.). Camping and jamming are available Friday night starting at 5 p.m. Register for the contest Saturday, May 7, at 8 a.m.
Rounds begin at 9 a.m. There will be divisions by age from youngsters through 50+ in fiddling and picking (guitar, banjo and mandolin) with prizes from $20-$100. There will be two novice fiddling divisions with grab bag prizes for all who enter.
Everything concludes Saturday night with a variety show featuring contest winners, judges and other performers (admission charged for show) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Call Byron at 801-268- 3244 or Karen at 801-967-9657 for more information.