The senior center is for the enjoyment of all seniors 55 and older. New and exciting activities include bridge, pinochle, bingo, exercise program, line dancing, wood carving, Wii games, watercolor class, movies and health classes. Meals on Wheels available for homebound. Lunch served weekdays. For age 60 and above, suggested donation is $3. For those under age 60, cost is $5. Transportation available to the store or doctor visits for residents in the Tooele and Grantsville areas. For transportation information call (435) 843-4102. For more information about the Tooele center, call (435) 843-4110.
Books for the Whole Family
Donated children’s books and paperbacks are for sale for 25 cents, and hardcovers are being sold for $1 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays, 5-8 p.m. on Mondays and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Tooele City Library. All proceeds go back to the library for projects and programs.
Bingo is Back!
St. Marguerite Catholic Church has started its bingo games again on Fridays starting at 6:45 p.m. Come and have a good time! Food is available. Call 435-882-3860 with questions.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Tooele City Library, the fundraising arm of the library, is happy to announce that it is accepting recipes from the community for a cookbook that will be ready for purchase this summer. The recipes can be for appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, vegetables, cookies, cakes, desserts or beverages. Recipes should include the donor’s name. There is a collection box located on the counter of the library in which to deposit your favorites. Recipes will be collected through the end of March. We encourage you to submit as many recipes as you wish.
Attention Artists in the Community
The Friends of the Tooele Library will be holding an art auction on Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. This will be a regular auction, with 70 percent going back to the artist and 30 percent going to Friends of the Library. Artists can set a minimum bid. For more information, contact Karen Belmonte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tooele Kiwanis 5K Freedom Run
The Tooele Kiwanis Club will host its annual 5K Freedom Run on July 4, 2017. Runners can go to tooelekiwanis.com to register for the run or get further information.
Family History Center
Find the Past … an opportunity to find your ancestors at our Center, 113 E. Cherry Street (behind the stake center). We welcome all to research or just find out more about those who have provided you a rich heritage. Consultants are available to assist in getting started or furthering your research. Hours are Mon. and Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues. and Thur: noon-4 p.m.; Tues, Wed, Thurs: 7-9 p.m. For times not listed or an appointment, please call 435-884-6611.
The senior center is for the enjoyment of all seniors age 55 and older. For info, call (435) 884-3446. Activities include Bunco, exercise programs, bingo, ceramics, pinochle, movies and wood carving, etc. Meals on Wheels available for homebound. Lunch served weekdays. For age 60 and above, suggested donation is $3. For those under age 60, cost is $5. Transportation available to the store or doctor visits for residents in the Tooele and Grantsville areas. For transportation information, call (435) 843-4102.
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
The DUP is seeking any family histories, photographs, books, stories or vintage artifacts (before 1900) to display at our DUP Grantsville Museum, located at 378 W. Clark St. (in the basement of the J. Reuben Clark Farmhouse across from the Grantsville Cemetery). For more information, call Ellen Yates at (435) 884-0253 or Coralie Lougey at (435) 884-3832. Visit www.grantsvilledupmuseum.com or www.exploretooele.com.
Assessments for Grantsville Irrigation Company are due Friday, April 7. There are still shares to lease for $225 each. The anticipated turn-on date is April 10, but it could be a few days before or after that date. Make sure your valves are closed.. Please contact the office at 435-884-3451 with any questions.
Clark Historic Farm
Volunteers needed Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a spring clean-up at 378 W. Clark Street. Help is needed to get the farm ready for our annual Baby Animal Days April 29. Bring any yard tools that may help to get the job done right. Weather permitting. Clark Historic Farm is a 501(c) non-profit volunteer-based organization.
Story and Craft Hour
Join us every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Tooele Family Center-PIRC as we enjoy the adventures of books and make fun crafts. For more information, call (435) 833-1934 ext. 1410. We are located at West Elementary School, 451 W. 300 South, Tooele. Please enter through the south side doors.
Free Preschool Hour
Every Tuesday at 10 a.m., the Tooele Family Center-PIRC has a fun activity hour of learning, singing and creating. This class is for all children 0-5 years old. Please come and enjoy the fun. For more information, call (435) 833-1934 ext. 1410. We are located at West Elementary School, 451 W. 300 South, Tooele. Please enter through the south side doors.
St. Marguerite Catholic School
St. Marguerite Catholic School welcomes students of all faiths from preschool through eighth grade. Featuring all-day kindergarten, all-day preschool, junior high grades 6-8, small class sizes, free trial days and an enhanced STEM curriculum called STREAMS with religion, Spanish, music and art classes included. 15 S. 7th Street in Tooele, 435-882-0081.
Diesel Tech class
Become a Heavy Duty Diesel Technician and start earning an attractive income. Employer partners are waiting to employ diesel technician graduates. Enroll today and begin an exciting lucrative career. Visit tatc.edu or call 435-248-1800 for more information.
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 Tooele Applied Technology Center at (435) 248-1800 for more information or to enroll.
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 (435) 833-8750. Adult education classes are for students 18 and over.
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 (435) 833-8750 for more information.
Early Head Start
Do you have a child under age 3? Are you currently pregnant? VANTAGE Early Head Start is a free program for eligible families that offers quality early education for infants and toddlers in the home; parent education; comprehensive health services to women before, during and after pregnancy; nutrition education and family support services. Call (435) 841-1380 or (801) 268-0056 ext. 211 to apply or for free additional information.
Free developmental evaluation
DDI VANTAGE Early Intervention offers a variety of services to families with infants and toddlers from birth to age 3. Individualized services are available to enhance development in communication, motor development, cognition, social/emotional development, self-help skills and health concerns. Contact us for a free developmental evaluation at (435) 833-0725.
Utah Hunter Education courses will take place April 11, 13, 18, 19 and 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Tooele County Health Building, located at 151 N. Main Street in Tooele. The range day will be April 22. State law requires students to attend all sessions of class. All students must purchase a Hunter Education voucher for $10 from a license agent/vendor before attending a 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 of the class. For more information, call Gene at 882-4767 or Bryan at 882-6795.
Join 4-H for just $5 annual dues! To participate in 4-H activities, you must register as a 4-H member online at ut.4honline.com. Many scholarships and contests are available on the 4H website, utah4h.org, and the USU Extension website, extension.usu.edu/wasatchfront/shared-contests.
4-H Cookie Company Club
Learn to bake cookies, run a business, and have lots of fun! Class meets 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning March 28 at 151 N. Main (Health Dept.). Cost $10 for 6 weeks of classes. Annual 4H fee of $5 if not already enrolled in 4H. Ages 3rd and up. Pre-pay and registration required. Call 435-277-2409 for more info.
Painting Shadow Activity
April 11 from 4-6 p.m., $5. Additional annual 4H fee of $5 if not already enrolled in 4H. Ages 3rd and up. Pre-pay and registration required. Call 435-277-2409 for more info.
Club Lamb and Goat Sale and Showmanship Clinic
Purchase 4-H/FFA project lambs or goats from some of the leading breeders in the region. Learn how to show lambs and goats in a hands-on workshop. Participants are invited to bring their own project animals. April 15, USU South Farm, 3859 S. Hwy. 89/91, Wellsville, Utah. Clinic 9 a.m., sale preview 11 a.m., sale 1 p.m. For more information, contact Kamrey Olsen, 801-400-6790 or email@example.com.
Utah Junior Turkey Show
Registration forms available in the Tooele Extension office. All forms are due before Monday, May 15. Poults will be $3.50 each and available for pickup around Aug. 1. The turkey show will be Nov. 9-11. Participants must be in at least third grade by Oct. 1, 2016, and a current member of 4-H or FFA. Contact Joshua Dallin 435-797-8442 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 435-277-2049.
Kits for Checkout
Check out options to support 4-H clubs and camps at utah45.org/volunteers/kits and utah4h.org/discover/discoverkits.
Junior Youth Conference
Join this 3-day camp for 5th-6th grade youth to participate in fun workshops, the annual Snow Follies, and great learning experiences at Snow College. With older 4-H youth serving as mentors, 4-Hers improve self-esteem, strengthen involvement and interest in 4-H, and have opportunities to meet other youth from throughout the state. Registration at ut.4honline.com ends May 24. Contact Tooele Extension at 435-277-2405 or email@example.com for more information.
Apply for free sheep
A free registered Targhee Starter flock will be awarded to a deserving youth, ages 9-17, at the 2017 USTSA National Show & Sale in Pierre, South Dakota, July 13-15. Applications due April 1 available for download at www.ustargheesheep.org or by contacting Mardy Rutledge (firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-292-5715).
Quick and Healthy Family Meals
Quick & Healthy Family Meals, Fridays beginning March 31 to April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Tooele USU Extension, 151 N. Main. Free samples and give-away each week (set of measuring cups, spoons, rubber spatula, and jar gripper). Create a sandwich wrap — April 7; create a casserole — April 14, create a fruity dessert — April 21. Call 435-277-2409 the Wednesday before class for reservation. Adults and teens only. Attend one class or all of them.
USU Horseshoeing Class
Open to public. May 8-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Logan Skaggs Equine Arena area. Cost $1,050 before April 5; $1,100 after April 15. Cost includes recording and class fees. Learn basic hoof and leg structure, basic hoof trimming and shoeing techniques and improve present shoeing skills. Registration limited and forms available at Tooele USU Extension, 151 N. Main.
Livestock Judges Training
Livestock Judges Training May 11-13 in Spanish Fork. Adult and youth track available. Great training for individuals wanting to judge livestock shows, 4-H volunteers, and youth interested in livestock judging. Featuring Chip Kemp. Visit www.uintacounty.com/IMJT or call Dawn Sanchez 307-783-0570 or email@example.com.
Free webinars online at articles.extension.org. This is where you can find research-based information from America’s land-grant universities enabled by eXtension.org.
Dads matter — which is why we are offering a free research-based parenting course for fathers and father figures. You will learn how to put an end to arguing, back talk and begging; teach responsibility without losing your child’s love; set limits without waging war; avoid power struggles and teach your children to complete chores without reminders or pay. Courses are 100 percent free, incentives are offered dependent upon attendance and food is provided at each session. Register to attend at HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org.
Hack the Garden at Thanksgiving Point
April 14, 6-10 p.m., and April 15, 6 a.m.- 8 p.m. Team of 4 people create low- or high-tech hacks to make the garden easier, safer or more productive. Registration is $100 per team and includes 4 t-shirts, lunch on April 15, and admission to Ashton Garden during Tulip festival. Register at ThanksgivingPoint.org/HacktheGarden. Sponsored by USU Extension and Thanksgiving Point.
Tooele Children’s Justice Center
Tooele Children’s Justice Center is in need of DVD-Rs, soda, bottled water and snacks. We appreciate all donations. For inquiries or drop-off call (435) 843-3440. 25 S. 100 East, Tooele.
United Methodist dinner
Tooele United Methodist Church offers a free dinner every Wednesday. Coffee and social hour starts at 4 p.m. and dinner is served from 5-6 p.m. All are welcome.
The Tooele Valley Resource Center
The Tooele Valley Resource Center, now sharing a building with the Tooele County Food Bank at 38 N. Main Street, is currently in need of donations. Please consider donating items such as deodorant, chapstick, lotion, diapers, formula, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, combs and brushes. Cash is also welcomed. Those who receive services include individuals or families in crisis, the homeless and families at risk of becoming homeless. For more information, call (435) 566-5938 or fax (435) 843-0244.
First Baptist 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 (435) 882-2048.
The Tooele County Food Bank & Grantsville Emergency Food Pantry
The Tooele County Food Bank and Grantsville Emergency Food Pantry are in need of canned meats, soups, pasta and any non-perishable foods. We are accepting donations for Pathways Women’s and Children’s Shelter (victims of domestic abuse). They are in need of socks, underwear, blankets for twin beds, hygiene products (hairspray, hair gel, body wash, nail polish and remover) toys. Anything will be appreciated. Underwear and socks must be new. Other items can be gently used. Please help us help our community. Drop boxes are located in the Intermountain Staffing Office, 7 South Main Street #203, Tooele, UT 84074.
Baby blankets needed
Baby blankets are needed for the nursery at Mountain West Medical Center. Blankets should be new and in good condition. Homemade blankets are also accepted if new. Donations can be turned in to the volunteer desk at Mountain West Medical Center, 2055 N. Main St. in Tooele. Call Diane at (435) 843-3691 with any questions.
Clean out your closets. The Community Closet is accepting donations for gently used clothing. Donations are accepted at your neighborhood school. Contact Christy Johnson at (435) 830-4706 with any questions.
Meals at the Lodge
Friday and Saturday night dinners will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday night dinners change weekly, or you can order from the menu. Saturday night dinners include a 14-ounce ribeye or T-bone steak with choice of baked potato/fries, salad and roll; halibut or salmon steak with choice of baked potato or fries, salad and roll, or jumbo shrimp with choice of baked potato or fries, salad and roll. All meals are for a reasonable price. No orders are taken after 8:45. Daily lunch specials are available at the lodge from 11 a.m. After purchase of 10 (ten) meals either Friday/Saturday nights you get a free one. If you have more than four people in your party, please call ahead to ensure the cook can plan better. For members and their guests only.
The Highball Train band is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 from 7-11 p.m.
Kids’ Easter party
On Saturday, April 8, the Moose Lodge will host its annual Kids’ Easter Party at the lodge from 10 a.m.-noon. Please bring your kids, grandkids and great-grandkids to enjoy the day. For Moose members only.
Mid Year Conference
On April 20-23, the Idaho/Utah Moose Association Mid Year Conference will be held in Twin Falls, Idaho. Registration forms are available at the lodge.
Ethnic food tasting
On Thursday, April 27, the lodge will host an ethnic food tasting from 5:30 p.m. until it’s gone. Come out and enjoy different ethnic foods made by our diverse members. For members and their guests only.
Free dinner for veterans
On Friday, April 28, we will honor veterans with a free dinner.
Supreme Governor speech
Franz R. “Fritz” Griswold, Supreme Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose, will speak at Tooele Moose Lodge No. 2031 at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 as part of his travels across the state of Utah. For more information about the event contact the Moose Lodge office at 435-882-2931. Griswold rose from the post of Supreme Jr. Governor to become the Moose Fraternity’s Chief Presiding Officer on July 5, 2016, elected by vote of Supreme Lodge delegates to a one-year term as Supreme Governor at the organization’s 128th International Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The Moose organization, headquartered at Mooseheart, Illinois, consists of nearly one million men and women in approximately 1,600 lodges and 1,400 chapters throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda. The organization owns and operates Mooseheart, a 1,000-acre community and school for youngsters in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven, a 75-acre retirement community near Jacksonville, Florida. Additionally, Moose lodges and chapters conduct more than $90 million worth of community service annually (counting monetary donations, miles driven and volunteer hours worked). Such community service can be tailored to local needs, but also takes the form of organizationwide programs. One of these programs includes Tommy Moose, where lodges and chapters have provided nearly 200,000 plush Moose figures since 2003, free of charge to emergency workers and hospitals to give to children in stressful situations. Also, the Moose Youth Awareness Program annually brings together hundreds of bright teenagers for Youth Congresses to discuss the most effective ways to conduct “KidsTalks,” communicating positive life choice messages to very young children, ages 4-9. Moose-trained teens have given KidsTalks to more than 700,000 youngsters across North America since 1990.
There is a special on the second and fourth Sunday for $5 per person. You can order from the menu, biscuits and gravy may be served as a special for $5 or as a regular menu item for $7 per person or $3 for seniors who order very few items or for kids age 11 and under. The breakfast includes one glass of juice or milk and coffee with refills. Bad beer is available and the food is delicious. Public invited.
Breakfast has been canceled for Sunday, April 9, 2017, due to state visitation in Dixie. Inasmuch as it is also canceled on Easter Sunday, we will see you back on Sunday, April 23, 2017.
The dinner special for April 7 is a ribeye steak for $16. Steaks are canceled April 14 for the Easter holiday. On April 21, the special is a five-piece shrimp dinner for $11. On April 28, the special is a sirloin steak for $12.
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Diana Lujan and Gaylene Griffin will have a potato/salad bar with all the condiments at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for kids under age 11. Bingo will follow. The cost of dinner includes two bingo cards for adults and one card for the kids. Extra cards can be purchased for 25 cents each. Bring the family and have a great dinner and a good time. PUBLIC INVITED.
The planning meeting will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 6 p.m. All officers are encouraged to be there to plan the activities for May. Please come.
Auxiliary PPs monthly dinner
PMP Shirley McCarty will host the PPs’ dinner meeting at Jim’s Restaurant on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 7 p.m. All PPs are invited to come, have dinner and socialize with the other PPs. See you there!
Eagle members dues
All Aerie and Auxiliary members are encouraged to participate in a Grand Aerie Challenge and pay their annual dues in April and May to help the Local Eagles Aerie and/or Auxiliary to possibly win $1,000. Send them to the Secretaries at the lodge.
New Eagle officers
If any member of either the Aerie or Auxiliary is interested in being an officer, contact the Worthy Secretary Kevin Denner or Madam Secretary Rosalie Fox. Nominations will be at the regular meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 8 p.m. for the Aerie and at the regular meeting on April 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. Come join in and have some fun, do charity work and feel great.
Lodge meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. House committee meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Friday night dinners
Dinner will be served on the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 p.m. Steak and shrimp dinner — $16.50, Ribeye dinner $18, Steak dinner — $12, Shrimp dinner — $14, Halibut dinner — $18, Fish and chips — $12, Soup and salad bar — $8. All dinners include soup or salad and baked potato or fries.
Hungry? Need a snack? Available in the social quarters, during business hours: Nachos $2.50, hot dogs $2, burgers $3.75 ($4 with cheese), chicken sandwich $3.75 ($4 with cheese) and personal pizzas $3.
The annual Lodge Yard Sale is April 22, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. Contact the Lodge at 435-882-2408 for more information or to donate items.
Annual Veterans Appreciation Day and Car Show
The annual Veterans Appreciation Day and Car Show will take place June 10, 2017 at City Park (“Pool Park”) at 11 a.m. Car registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. — veterans eat free.
The second annual Cancer Awareness “Fun” Scramble will be May 21, 2017, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at The Links at Overlake. Cost is $45 per player. The last day to sign up will be May 18, 2017. Hole sponsorships are $25 per sign, with proceeds to benefit the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The last day to become a hole sponsor will be May 5, 2017. All fees are due at the time of sign-up. Golf and hole sponsor sign-up sheets will be located in the Lodge social quarters.
The Tooele County Historical Society will feature Emma Penrod, a Salt Lake Tribune reporter, at our meeting on April 11, 2017. She will give a presentation about the book she has written, “Images of Rail, Tooele Valley Railroad.” She will feature the Foundation and Construction: Pre-1910; the Boon and Boom Times: 1911-1927; the Depression and Unity: 1929-1941; the War and Recovery: 1942-1959; and the Closure and Posterity: 1960-1982. Penrod will also report on the Tooele Valley Railroad Museum. Her book will be available for $16 at our meeting. We will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tooele Pioneer Museum at 47 E. Vine Street. Please park in the rear of the building and enter at the back door. Everyone is invited to attend our meeting. If you would like to join our organization, our dues are only $10 a year. Members and guests are welcome.
Seeking Historical Items
Tooele County Historical Society would like members of the community who have any family or personal histories, photographs, books, brochures, DVDs, VHS tapes, or newspaper articles that you would like to donate to our organization to please call us. We are also looking for books, newspaper articles, photos, brochures or any history that pertains to the Tooele County area. If you would like to donate them to our organization, or if you would let us make a copy for the Tooele County Historical Society, please call Alice Dale at (435) 882-1612.
Tooele County Historical Society’s books will be available to purchase at our meeting. The History of Tooele County Volume II is $30, The Mining, Smelting, and Railroading in Tooele is $20, and we also have eight note cards depicting four different pioneer buildings for $4. These will make great gifts for your family and friends. Please call Alice Dale at 435-882-1612 if you would like to purchase these books.
Groups and Events
Local author seeks photos
A local author and historian is seeking original photographs of Saltaire, Black Rock, Garfield Beach and/or Lake Point, as well as any similar turn-of-the-century attractions and resorts for an upcoming book project. Those who wish to contribute information or photographs of these parks should contact Emma Penrod at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions will be printed with credit in a yet-to-be released pictorial history book. There is no such thing as too many photographs as the author needs a minimum of 160 photographs, and any help is greatly appreciated.
Tooele Valley Flute Choir
The Tooele Valley Flute Choir seeks members interested in our inaugural effort to raise the profile of local flutists. If you love to play the flute and want to grow your musical horizons, please join us! All levels of skill and experience welcome. Contact Emma at email@example.com.
Tooele Valley Free Masons
The Tooele Valley Free Masons meet the second Friday of each month for dinner and socializing. If you are interested or have questions please join us at the Lodge, located at the corner of Settlement Canyon Road and SR-36, or give us a call at (435) 277-0087.
Tooele Valley Family History Center
Research your ancestors free with trained FamilySearch volunteers at the Tooele Valley Family History Center, 751 N. 520 East, Tooele. Phone (435) 882-1396. Hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings by appointment only. Special classes offered regularly. Call the center for more information.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
If you are struggling with your weight, you don’t need to travel the road alone. TOPS can help you achieve your goals and support you in your journey. We provide accountability through weekly weigh-ins and support and encouragement in a non-judgmental environment. TOPS is open to all men, women, teens and preteens. There are now two TOPS chapters in Tooele to accommodate your schedule. UT 330 Tooele meets Tuesday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 276 E. 500 North. Weigh in from 5:30-6 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m. Call Mary Lou at (435) 830-1150 for information. UT 365 Tooele meets Saturday. Weigh-in from 9-9:30 a.m., and the meeting is at 9:30 a.m. This chapter meets at a private residence, so call ahead for the exact location. Call Lynne Nash at 435-849-3853 for information. TOPS is a nonprofit organization. See the TOPS website at www.tops.org.
Tooele Gem and Mineral Society
Our club meets the third Tuesday of the month (except June, July and August) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Museum downstairs conference room located at 47 E. Vine Street, Tooele. Come learn about rocks, minerals and ways to craft with them and enjoy field trips for rock collecting. Membership $15/year. Email TooeleGemAndMineralSociety@gmail.com.
Sons of Utah Pioneers
The goal of the Sons of Utah Pioneers Settlement Canyon Chapter is to keep our pioneer heritage alive. We do this through histories, stories, artifacts, monuments, museums, service and scholarships. Much of this labor of love is found in the Tooele Pioneer Museum at 47 East Vine in Tooele, as well as various statues and monuments around the county. The Tooele Pioneer Cemetery at the mouth of Settlement Canyon is another of our projects. We are always looking for artifacts and histories as a loan or gift to be displayed for everyone’s benefit at the Tooele Pioneer Museum. If you are interested in the values of honoring past and future pioneers and in visiting their historical settings and learning more about those who settled and shaped Utah, attend our business and education meeting the first Thursday of each month. A potluck dinner followed by various presentations starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the Tooele 8th Ward Meetinghouse (the old 5th Ward, Pinehurst Chapel), 196 N. Pinehurst Ave., Tooele. Call Joe Brandon at 435-830-9784 for more information.
Tooele Family Al-Anon
Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Tooele Pioneer Museum, in the basement at the back of the building. For questions or more information, please call Allene at (435) 830-0465 or Elizabeth at (435) 884-0825 or (435) 241-9200.
Tooele Al-Anon Choices 4U
This group meets Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Mountain Faith Lutheran Church, 560 S. Main Street. For more information, contact Gesele at (435) 224-4015 or Jo-Ann at (435) 849-4180.
Meeting daily at noon and 8 p.m. at the Oasis Alano Club, 1120 W. Utah Ave. For more information, contact Lance at (435) 496-3691 or Wendy at (801) 694-2624.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free, 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food addiction. Meetings are held every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St. in Tooele. Enter at the north back entrance. For more information, call Millicent at (435) 882-7094 or Denise at (435) 830-1835 or visit www.foodaddicts.org. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Tooele County Aging
Tooele County Aging is looking for volunteers to help us meet the needs of seniors in the community. Many seniors require assistance and need rides to doctors or other health professionals. Rides help seniors live more independent lives. Call (435) 843-4114 for more information. The Grantsville and Tooele Senior Centers also are in need of volunteers. For more information about volunteering at the Grantsville Center, call Dan at (435) 843-4753. For volunteering at the Tooele Center, call Debbie at (435) 843-4103.
Life’s Worth Living Foundation
Suicide support group every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center, located at 2055 N. Main Street in Tooele, in the classroom by the cafeteria. If you struggle with suicidal thoughts or have lost a loved one to suicide, please plan on attending. Please go on Facebook and like our page to keep current with our latest news and events. Contact us on that page. Visit lifesworthlivingfoundation.com or call 435-248-LIVE.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 20
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will hold its monthly executive and general meetings on the third Thursday of every month at the Pioneer Museum (rear entrance). The executive meeting will be at 7 p.m. and the general meeting will be at 8 p.m. The DAV is looking for volunteer drivers — no DAV membership is required. Will need a VA physical. No monthly meetings are held in July or December. Call commander Curtis G. Beckstrom at 435-840-0547 or adjutant Eric Suarez at 435-241-9781.
Health Department and Aging Services hours
The Tooele County Health Department and Aging Services’ new hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m.-noon. Check out our calendar on our main page for holiday hours and closures. For more information, call (435) 277-2301.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
A diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease can be overwhelming for the newly diagnosed. Tooele has a support group for persons with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. You can learn how others are coping with PD and how to live well. We meet the third Friday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at TATC, Tooele Applied Technology College, 88 S. Tooele Blvd., Tooele. For information, call Barb at (801) 656-9673 or Hal at (435) 840-3683.
Tooele Naranon “Circle of Hope to Recovery”
Tooele Naranon meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at 134 W. 1180 North, Suite 4 in Tooele (Bonneville Mental Health). Open to all those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a 12-step program, we offer help by sharing our experience, strength and hope. For more information, please contact Terri at (435) 313-4851.
Military items wanted
When you no longer want your military items, do not take them to the D.I. or the thrift store. Bring them to 775 S. Coleman Street — hats, helmets, dress uniforms, boots, shoes, pants, jackets, backpacks, belts, canteens, pouches, old photos, etc. They will be displayed with honor and respect. Call Matthew or Tina, 435-882-8688.
Tooele County Choral Society
Love singing? The Tooele County Choral Society needs you! To schedule an audition, please call Denise McCubbins at 435-224-5032. Rehearsals for this fun-loving and somewhat serious choir are every Saturday night from 7-9 p.m. at the 1025 W. Utah Ave. LDS church.
The first Thursday of each month for the next four months, the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is sending an expert to Tooele County to share information on challenges families face who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Come learn about legal and financial planning, communication strategies, the latest research and more. These free classes are hosted at Mountain West Medical Center from 2-3:30 p.m. on April 6. Call Tooele County Aging Services at 435-277-2300 with questions.
Rehearsal for the second annual Easter rendition of Handel’s “Messiah” began March 5 at the LDS Stake Center Chapel on 200 South and 200 East in Tooele. The time will be 7 p.m. This portion will be presented at the Tooele Stake Center on April 9. This is an inter-faith community choir and orchestra. All singers and musicians are invited to participate in this traditional event. For more information, contact Betta Nash at 435-882-5107 or Dave Young at 435-882-2094.
Rocky Mountain Hospice
Want to have more meaning in your life. Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community? Then become a Rocky Mountain Hospice volunteer. No experience required. All training, background check and TB tests provided by Rocky Mountain. The only requirement is your desire to help someone in need. Please contact Diane Redman at Rocky Mountain Hospice, 801-397-4904.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Group
Join us the 3rd Monday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele. The Tooele County Health Department’s Aging Services program is the sponsor for these Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups. The groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Questions call 435-277-2456.
Tooele Valley Academy of Dance
The Tooele Valley Academy of Dance presents “Sleeping Beauty” on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at Tooele High School. Tickets are available online at TVADance.org for $20 per family or $5 each.
The Next Chapter
The Next Chapter is a free social support and educational program to help widows and widowers adjust to the loss of their spouse through monthly activities. You are invited to join others who are on the same page as you, to begin a new chapter in your life story. Call Sarah with Tooele County Aging Services at 435-277-2456 for more details.
Bring your lunch and join us Friday, April 7 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Tooele County Health Dept. Bldg. for a lunch and learn seminar. Sergeant Tanya Turnbow with Tooele City Police Department will be presenting You Won! Or Did You? Come learn personal safety tips and ways to protect yourself and the ones you love from scams. Questions call Aging Services 277-2300.
Stansbury Art and Literary Artist of the Month
The Stansbury Art and Literary Society Artist for the month of March is Patricia Jessie. Pat has gained recognition for her use of roses in her gardens. As these have matured she turned her artistic talent to photographing them in various light situations. From these photographs, Pat has produced beautiful and colorful close-up prints of various roses grown in her yard. These works of art are available to view at the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce, 154 S. Main, Tooele. The public is invited to see this Chamber Wall Gallery display anytime during the Chamber’s regular business hours.
Suicide Prevention Training
Come learn how you can help. Thursday, May 11, 7-8:30 p.m. at Tooele City Hall. Sign up now to save your spot. Online registration is open at www.tooelecity.org. Questions? Contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-843-2188.