Family Center classes
The Utah Family Center is now signing up for the following classes: Multiple intelligences overview April 19, May 17; getting your child ready for junior high (for all sixth graders and parents) April 26. All classes are held at the Tooele County School District office starting at 6:30 p.m. Contact the Center today at 833-1960 to reserve your spot.
Sign up for summer classes: Extended multiple intelligences class on June 7, 14, 21; positive discipline; early literacy; family education planning; kindergarten readiness. Most classes are free (donations are accepted but not required).
Communicate with kids
Communities That Care® is offering fun, interactive parenting workshops for parents of fifth and sixth grade children. Learn how to communicate with your child as he/she transitions into the teen years and begins facing real issues concerning drugs, alcohol and relationships. Call Melissa at 843-0392 to register.
April workshop begins Wednesday, April 13, 7-9 p.m. at City Hall. Workshop runs five weeks.
Let there be music
Let There Be Music Concert Series, sponsored by Stowe Family Music (36 N. Main), is a vocal concert featuring recording artist Tammy Simister Robinson on Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. — No babies or children under six. Seating is limited, get your free tickets today. For information or ticket availability, call 833-9500.
Get fit for life
The American Heart Association’s “Simply Fit for Life” 10 week course begins at the Tooele County Health Department Building, 151 N. Main St. in Tooele on Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m.
You will learn permanent lifestyle changes which will help you add quality as well as quantity to the years ahead of you. Learn about healthy food and activity choices, practice your newly learned lifestyle choices, and see yourself become successful. The course gives you a structure to follow in order to achieve a healthy and satisfying life.
You will also have great support from class participants. One of the predictors of success in lifetime management is simply attendance. As Einstein said: “90 percent of success in life is just showing up!”
To register, please phone the American Heart Association at 1-800- 484-3838 or toll free 1-888-MY HEART. You may also register the first night of class. Class fee is $60 www.americanheart. org
Collect box tops
Harris Elementary is collecting Box Top for Education coupons and Campbell’s labels. Please clip and save them for us. Call or e-mail and we will pick them up Sherry 882-7604 email@example.com.
Open burn set
The current open burn window for residents in the North Tooele County Fire District is March 1 through May 31. You can obtain a burn permit by calling between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at 882-6730 or 250-0162. If you are planning to burn on Saturday and/or Sunday, you must call our offices on Friday no later than 5 p.m. For burn permits wanted Monday through Friday, please call on the day you want to burn. All burn permits are contingent upon the clearing index established by Air Quality Control. They are updated on a daily basis.
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.
It’s Rodeo time!
High school contestants from all over the state will converge at the Deseret Peak Complex to compete in calf roping, bull riding, barrel racing, bareback and saddle bronc riding, just to name a few. The excitement will begin Friday, April 8, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 9, at 9 a.m. with the final performance at 4 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the gate:
Adults $3, students $2, kids five and under are free. The Tooele High Rodeo Team invites you to come and see their talents develop as they compete and do their best to represent Tooele High School and qualify for state finals.
Get garden advice
Get excellent garden advice and learn more about it from the experts at the Tooele Spring Garden Expo Saturday, April 16, hosted by the Tooele County Master Gardeners. Registration is at 9:30 a.m.; the seminar runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shelley Zollinger, Temple Square gardener and co-author of Temple Square Gardening will be the special guest speaker talking about landscaping ideas. Master Gardeners will teach workshops on annuals, lawn care, water-wise perennials, trees, propagation, and shrubs and vines. A fee of $5 will cover the cost of materials. For more information, call the USU Extension Office at 843-2350.
Gardening in this area requires specific techniques. If you have garden questions you would like answered in The Garden Spot, submit them to me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to 883 E. Erda Way, Erda, Utah 84074, or submit them at the Transcript Bulletin office.
Time to plant
Now is the time, if your soil is dry enough, to plant early season vegetables such as beets, carrots, radishes and transplants of broccoli, cauliflower and other cole crops for an early season harvest.
Sign up to cheer
The seventh annual cheerleading sign-ups are taking place for the 2005 football season on Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, at the Cheer Building, 36 North Main, Merc Plaza, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee is $35. For more information, contact Debbie Snow at 843-0905 or Tami Dobbs at 843-0199.
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 Silver, Oscar, Herbie, Sassy and Bonny. Some are young, some are adults, and all of them are very affectionate and in need of new, loving homes right away. If you don’t have web access, please call 884- 6881 or 884-4407 for more information or to arrange a face-to-face meeting with any or all of these wonderful, adoptable companions.
Musicians help CJC
Tooele Valley Youth Music Group, Vivace, is sponsoring a benefit recital for the Children’s Justice Center to be held Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Stowe Family Music Recital Hall. We ask that you bring a donation such as new or gently used stuffed animals and toys and come and enjoy a variety of music performed by local youth!
Irrigation water goes on
Settlement Canyon Irrigation Company will turn on irrigation water on Saturday, April 16. Please make sure your valves are closed. Call 833-9606 with any questions.
Daffodil, bulb show
Come to the spring bulb contest and show this Saturday, April 9, at the home of Barbara Barlow, 394 West 2nd South in Tooele. Flowers will be entered from 9-9:30 a.m. and the public is invited to the free show between 10 a.m. and Noon. Anyone can enter favorite spring bulb flowers. Knowing the names of the flowers you are entering is ideal, but not necessary. Entrance is free and prizes will be awarded.
Everyone who comes has one vote for a favorite flower. First, second and third prizes of $15, $10 and $5 will be awarded based on the public vote. Bring your tulips, hyacinths, Siberian Squill, Muscari (Grape Hyacinths) Frittalaria, Glories in the Snow, Iris Reticulata, and any other spring flowering bulbs to enter. For more information, contact Mary Durtschi at 843-0144.
Flags will be lowered to half staff as a mark of respect for His Holiness Pope John Paul II and remain at half staff until sunset Friday.
Help Tooele businesses
Volunteers are being sought by the Tooele City Business Retention & Expansion program to complete a survey of 50 local businesses. Two-person teams will visit two Tooele City businesses.
The resulting survey will be published to identify businesses that have the potential to make the biggest economic impact and determine issues affecting their ability to grow and succeed. Contact Brian Berndt by E-mail email@example.com or phone 843-2103.
Learn water safety
The Leigh Pratt Aquatic Center offers water safety instructor classes beginning April 25 at 4:30 p.m.. The cost for this course is $100.
Classes are also being offered for all levels of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program. These classes are at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for a two week period.
Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Reservations can be made at the aquatic center, 55 North 200 West, or by phone 882-3247.
Free health fair
A free health fair will take place at Tooele High School on Thursday, April 21, from 4-6 p.m. in conjunction with the Healthy Woman Kick Off Event, sponsored by Mountain West Medical Center. The health fair is open to anyone, but mainly targets women between the ages of 18-55. Free screenings, information and giveaways will be available. For more information, contact 843-3691.
Healthy Woman Kick Off
Mountain West Medical Center’s Healthy Woman Program is a free community resource to help educate women of all ages (specifically 18-55 years of age) on a variety of health issues for the entire family. To kick off the new Healthy Woman Program a catered dinner with nationally-recognized motivational speaker, Dr. Suzanne Metzger, will be held on Thursday, April 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Tooele High School. Tickets are $8 per person, or a table of 10 is only $70 and can be purchased at the front desk of the hospital (2055 N. Main St.). Door prizes and information about upcoming Healthy Woman events will be announced during the event. For more information, call 843-3691.
Veterans receive help
A field service officer from the American Legion will be at the Tooele Workforce Service Center, 305 North Main Street, from 3-4:30 p.m. on April 15 to assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization, education and other benefits. This is a free service and veterans need not be members of the American Legion to qualify for assistance.
Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of The Frog Prince on Monday, April 11, at the Tooele High School auditorium from 4-6 p.m. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following auditions. All students grades Kindergarten through sixth are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. The performance will be Saturday, April 16, with rehearsals throughout the week from 4-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Terra Sherwood at 843-2142.
Missing a pet?
Are you missing a pet? Animal Control picks up several animals daily; many go unclaimed. Shelters are only required to house them for three days prior to euthanization. Contact your shelter immediately when pets get out: Tooele City Animal Shelter 882-4607; Grantsville City Animal Shelter 884- 6881; Tooele County Animal Shelter 882-1051.
Utah State University Extension is excited to offer a free six-hour marriage enhancement workshop. Engaged couples, newlyweds, happilyweds and not-so-happilyweds — you will all enjoy this fun educational workshop on how to improve your relationships on Friday, April 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to Noon, at the Extension Office 151 North Main, Tooele. To register for the workshop or for additional information, call Patty or Clint at 843-2350. Seating is limited. Spring cleaning?
Don’t throw away that left over yarn or material … donate it to a nonprofit group looking for batting, material, yarn, lace, thread and what ever else that can be used to make baby and juvenile quilts. We’re also looking for a usable quilting frame.
Thank-you for those that donated last year. We were able to get out 55 baby/juvenile quilts and three full size quilts that went to homeless teenagers. You can drop your donation at 240 North 4th Street, or give us a call at 882 5466 for a pick up.
County commission meets
• Regular meeting — The Tooele County Commission will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 12, at 3 p.m. in room 310 of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main, Tooele.
• Public hearing — The Tooele County Commission will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in room 310 of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main, Tooele. The public will be heard regarding the proposed vacation of the road connecting SR196 to the Iosepa Cemetery in Skull Valley. A new public access route to the cemetery from SR196 is being created across public and private lands so there will still be public access to the point of destination.
With questions or comments, please call us at (435) 843-4035.
• Swimming lessons — Swimming lesson registration will begin Thursday, April 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Deseret Peak Aquatic Center. Additional sign-up sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $25 for one student and $22.50 each for more than one. Payment is due at the time of registration.
The 2005 summer sessions are as follows: June 6-16, June 20-29, July 5-15, July 18-29, and Aug. 1-11. There will not be classes on Mondays, July 4 and 25, for holiday celebrations. The starting times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m., with every level being taught each hour.
• Craft show — The Deseret Peak Days Craft Show will be held Friday- Saturday June 3-4, from 3-10 p.m. It will be accompanied by the Deseret Peak Stampede PRCA Rodeo each night along with many other festivities. We are looking for crafters and vendors to participate in this event. Please call (435) 843-4035 for more information or a booth application.
Oquirrh ladies golf
Oquirrh Hills Tuesday morning ladies golf is preparing to start play on May 3. We are having new sign ups now and you can choose to play 18 holes or 9 holes as we have a league for either one. We will have a membership luncheon on April 19 at 1 p.m.
at the Eagles Lodge, reservations are required. Anyone interested in joining or those with questions may call Sharon Howell at 882-4736 or Rose See at 882-4556.
Men’s D N.I.T. softball tournament at the Deseret Peak Complex will be held Saturday, April 30. For more information, contact Aaron Perkins at 241- 0057.
Tooele High Baseball Spring Training for Youth Ages 6-12 will be held Saturday, April 23, at Babe Ruth – Del Papa Field (approximately 100 S. 200 E.) Sign up now! Contact: Sheryl McKendrick 882-6528 or SMcKendrick@msn.com.
Registration is at 9:30 a.m. (parent/ guardian must be present). Camp hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (prompt pick up please). Cost is $25 per youth (discount for two siblings $40, three siblings $60). T-Shirts (sizes limited) and lunch served. If inclement weather, camp will be held at Tooele High School. This is a fundraiser for Tooele High School Baseball.
Overlake Homeowners Association has provided spring clean-up dumpsters at the following locations: 1800 N. 70 W.; 1500 N. Berra Blvd.; 1400 N. Clemente.
Hazardous materials are prohibited from the dumpsters and include: paint, solvent, oil, automotive parts, batteries.
April HOA meetings
• April 7 — The HOA will hold a public forum meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. in the EOC conference room in the basement of the Tooele County Courthouse to discuss revisions to the CC&Rs.
• April 21 — The Overlake Homeowners Association will have their annual meeting at Overlake Elementary School at 7 p.m.
Join 4th of July
Grantsville is putting the finishing touches on what is to be the biggest and best 4th of July celebration ever, we are still in need of two more live bands that have never played at the 4th of July celebration.
Also we are pre-registering for what is to be the largest Tooele county car show ever, vendors need to call and reserve spots immediately as some products are already filled. Please keep in mind that the car show and carnival are operated and received by charitable and non-profit organizations (except for the food concessions) and proceeds go toward projects and needy causes in Tooele County.
If you would like to have a booth to display your Tooele County business, please call and reserve a booth space. Contact Jason Duhon at 830-9714 for information and reservations.
The Grantsville High School Mock Trial Team, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive on April 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Grantsville High School auditorium. Please contact Mr. Catham Beer at 884- 4500, to sign up. Walk-ins are also welcome.
It’s not too late for youth, age 6-15, to sign up to ride with the Stansbury Riders. Practice is held at the Grantsville Rodeo arena on Clark Street. The arena is located directly behind city hall, 429 E. Main St.
Practices will be held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Youth who want to participate with this award-winning horse riding team can just show up to practices. For more information, call Todd Hammond at 850-9295.
City council meets
The Grantsville City Council will conduct a public hearing at the Grantsville City Offices, 429 E. Main St., on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. to consider an amendment to the Grantsville Land Use Management Code by requiring the city council to approve certain developments, previously only approved by the planning commission. The new developments subject to this proposed ordinance include any development having a value over $250,000, any multiple occupancy building with over four units and all apartments.
Family history center
Come visit G’ville Family History Center at 117 E. Cherry! In April we are open to help you with any research from 12-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening hours are 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sign up for our free beginning genealogy class. You will learn how to start looking for your family and how to put the information you find into a computer program, PAF5.2. We will tell you how you can get this computer program for free. This three night class will be held on Thursdays, April 14, 21 and 28 from 7-9 p.m. To sign up, call Vickie at 884-3862 or call the Family History Center at 884- 6611.
In addition to the outstanding yard award to be given every other week beginning in May, the Grantsville City Beautification and Shade Tree Commission is offering a great prize for the Most Improved Yard in Grantsville To enter, submit a “before” snapshot/picture of your yard before the makeover on or before April 30. After the makeover, please submit a second snapshot/picture on or before Sept. 30.
Submit snapshots to:
Beautification and Shade Tree Commission, Grantsville City Hall, 439 East Main, Grantsville, Utah 84029.
The Grantsville Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a quilt drive through May. Quilts will be donated to the University of Utah Burn Center in June. Please contact Katie Marshall at 884-0833, Marcee Grange at 849- 2238, Susan Reed at 843-5211, Tammy Haynes at 884-1180 or any member of the auxiliary for more information. Thank you in advance.
Grantsville Rodeo Club will hold its high school rodeo Friday, April 8, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be a dance at the arena barn on Friday after the rodeo until midnight. The famous Rube’s ribs will be served Friday night. Come and support the Grantsville Rodeo Club.
The Salt Lake Astronomical Society invites everyone to celebrate International Astronomy Day, April 16, at the society’s Stansbury Park Observatory Complex. This year’s event will be made extra special with the grand opening of the society’s new Harmons Observatory which houses one of the largest telescopes regularly available to the public. Several smaller telescopes will also be available for use on the observatory grounds.
Activities will kick-off at 4 p.m. with observatory tours, solar viewing, children’s games, presentations and door prize drawings with two telescopes to be given away.
The observatory is located at 15 Plaza in Stansbury Park. A detailed map is available on the society’s web site at http://starparty. us.
Town meeting slated
The Town of Stockton will meet in a regular meeting Monday April 11, at the Stockton Town Hall, 18 N. Johnson St. beginning at 7 p.m.
Emmanuel Christian Fellowship’s services will be held Sundays at 11 a.m. at 635 N. Main St. in Tooele (behind Phil’s Glass). This is a non-denominational church. Call 224-3333 or 882-8673 for information.
Bible Baptist Church
Please consider this your personal invitation to join in services at the Bible Baptist Church, 286 N. 7th St., Tooele — “Where Jesus is Lord, the Bible our doctrine, and Baptist our Heritage.”
The service schedule is: Sunday school 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m.; Sunday evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 7 p.m.; servicio Dominical en Espanol 1 p.m.; Servico del Martes 7 p.m. For more information, please call: English 435- 882-7183, Espanol 801-577-1812. Nursery and rides are available.
Why am I on Earth?
First Baptist Church in Tooele is having a community-wide home-based study to deal with the perplexing question, “Why in the world am I on Earth?” The study will be in small groups at various homes around the valley, which will begin the week of April 10. We will be using the very popular New York Times best-seller book Purpose Driven Life as a guide for our discussions (free copies to those in the groups). If you are interested in receiving more information of joining a group please call Jon at 882-2048 or 496-3000.
• Name that Tune — come to the Tooele East Stake Center, 7th Street building, Saturday, April 9, 1-3 p.m. With questions call Robert and Julie Wallenmeyer at 882-3184.
• Enjoy a spring luncheon and entertainment with the Tooele South Stake on Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m. at the church on 2nd and Coleman. (For all single adults 30 years and up.)
County board meets
The Tooele County Library Board will meet on Thursday, April 21, at 5 p.m. in the Tooele County Bookmobile Headquarters Library, 429 E. Main St., Grantsville (Grantsville City Building). All library board members are urged to attend. Public attendance is also invited.
The Tooele County Bookmobile Library, Grantsville, will participate in the 47th Annual Writing Competition sponsored by the Utah Arts Council Literature Program.
The competition is open to all legal residents of the State of Utah and there is no age restriction. Contest categories include Novel, Biography/ Autobiography, Collection of Stories, Young Adult Book, Poetry, Short Story and Personal Essay. You may visit the library to pick up contest rules and an entry form. Contest entries will be accepted from May 2-June 24.
National Library Week
Join us April 12-April 16 for National Library Week — Something for everyone @ your library.
• April 12 — Memory game at 6 p.m. Sign up early.
• April 13 — Bring in a photo or draw a picture of your favorite pet and display them all week long in our pet mural.
• April 14 — Internet basics class at 4:30 and 6 p.m. lasting 30-45 minutes. Sign up early.
• April 15 — Science show at 5:30 p.m. Sign up early.
For more information, call the library at 882-2182 or visit the library at 128 W. Vine St.
Title VII meeting
The Title VII Indian Education Program will have a parent advisory meeting on April 14 at 7 p.m. at Grantsville Elementary.
TJHS council meets
Tooele Jr. High School’s Community Council will meet on Wednesday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Parents of junior high school students and sixth graders are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Ask a principal
Anyone can speak directly, but anonymously, with a school principal or school psychologist April 17-19 when the National Association of Elementary School Principals holds its 16th annual Ask-A-Principal Hotline.
It’s a yearly, toll-free phone and e-mail service in English and Spanish for parents, grandparents or anyone with a question to ask about schools, children and education. Call toll-free, 1-800-944-1601, or e-mail the Hotline by accessing www. naesp.org during the following times: (Note: computer users may e-mail on Saturday, April 16) Sunday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 5-11 a.m.
Inglés idioma Segundo
¿Aprendes Inglés? Apúntate y participa en las divertidas clases de inglés como idioma segundo. Partícipes: principiantes y avanzados.
Centro de Educación
para Adultos (Center for Adult Education) 76 South 1000 West, Tooele; Teléfono: 833-1994. ¡No faltes!
Cub Scout Roundtable
Cub Scout Leader Roundtable is here again, Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. in the TJHS chorus room. The staff will present ideas for the May theme, Cub Pet Pals. Attend roundtable, share with others, learn from others and be informed.
Webelos Outdoor Activity is coming on May 13-14. Sign ups are on going and can be done at April Roundtable or by contacting Richard or Cindy at 884- 6286 or Geraldine McBeth at 882-4613. No registrations will be accepted after April 26.
Boy Scout Roundtable
Planning a swimming or boating activity with the troop this summer? Will your troop be attending the District Spring Camp-O-Ree? Need a few ideas for your program? You will not want to miss the April Roundtable.
• Safe swim defense and safety float — required for all troop swimming and boating activities.
• There will be special breakout sessions for your troop committee and 11-year-old scout leaders.
• Vital information for the Spring Camp-O-Ree merit badge pow-wow, including costs and requirements for Sr. Patrol Leader training.
If you are not attending, you are missing out on decades of scouting experience, not to mention the chance to earn Baden Bucks for the Roundtable auction in May. We’ll see you at the Tooele Jr. High School Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. Set-up by the Red Patrol, pre-opener by the Orange Patrol.
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; 12 p.m. blood pressure clinic; 1 p.m. Bingo; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.
• Fridays 9 a.m. aerobics; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.
• Everyday quilting
• April 10 — Laughlin/Mesquite trip rescheduled.
• April 13 — Blood sugar and blood pressure testing at 10 a.m.
• April 16 — Old Time Fiddlers 1-3 p.m. at the Center.
• April 26 — Foot clinic 1:30- 3:30 p.m. Appointments are necessary, call 884-3446.
• April 29 — Celebrate spring at the birthday dinner at 5 p.m. with entertainment by the Hale Boys concert.
Tooele senior events
• 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 8 — 6-8 p.m. Dancing. The Ahlstrom’s will play.
April 15 — 6-8 p.m. Dancing. The Faddis’ and will play.
April 22 — 6-8 p.m. Dancing. Ned Garcia will be the DJ.
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 11 a.m. at the 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, $3.50 for non-members.
• April 14-15 — AARP Driving Course 12-4:30 p.m. each day. Both days are mandatory to complete the course. Cost is $10. Meet at MWMC classrooms. Registration is required.
• April 20 — Wellness luncheon topic: Allergies by Dr. Krogh at 11 am. Meet at the health department (181 N. Main). Lunch costs $3 for members. Money is due April 15.
• April 21 — Healthy Woman Kick Off Health Fair and Dinner. Free health fair is from 4-6 p.m. at Tooele High School, followed by a dinner and national motivational speaker from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are to be purchased ahead for $8 at the hospital.
• April 26 — Birthday Bingo Night at 5 p.m. in the MWMC cafeteria. Come celebrate April birthdays and play bingo for prizes. Pizza, cake and drinks will be served! Cost will be $2.
• April 28 — Evening Diabetes Support Group 7 p.m. Meets at MWMC in classrooms.
• May 19-21 — Spring Getaway to Moab, trip cost is $194 for double occupancy and will include transportation, sightseeing, most meals, hotel accommodations for two nights, sound/light cruise on Colorado River, cowboy show at Bar M Chuckwagon.
Grandparents help 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 Social Security Administration will sponsor a free retirement seminar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at the Salt Lake City library at 210 East 400 South. This is a great opportunity to get first hand information, directly from Social Security, to find out in advance what you will need to do and how to do it, as you look forward to your coming retirement. The meeting will be held in conference room A, just down the stairs and on the left.
Whether your retirement date is coming up soon or you are just planning ahead, this can be an informative and helpful session.
Elks serve dinner
The Tooele Elks will serve Monday night dinner — smothered chile verde bean and cheese burrito with rice for $5, 6-8 p.m. at the Tooele Elks Lodge, 61 North Main. All proceeds support the Veterans Memorial Fund.
Rocky Mountain Lodge No. 11, 22 Settlement Canyon Road, Tooele, will hold its stated meeting on Saturday, April 9, at 10 a.m. at the Tooele Masonic Temple. If any Mason needs a ride or more information, please contact PM Gene May at 882-1222 before Saturday. All Masons are invited to attend.
Members and guests are invited to the Tooele County Historical Society meeting Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m. at the Tooele Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St., Tooele (enter at the back).
Jay Banta, wildlife refuge manager at Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge at Dugway, will present the history of that area. He also has a keen interest in the Lincoln Highway. The county history book is available for purchase for $25 and Tooele County Mining, Smelting, and Railroading in Tooele County will be available for $15. For information, contact President Jay De La Mare at 882-1469 or Publicist Alice Dale at 882-1612.
Sewing group meets
The Neighborhood Sewing Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at the Extension office auditorium at 9:30 a.m. We will make a jacket from a sweatshirt. Those who were at our last meeting received a list of needed supplies.
If you do not know what to bring, please call Colleen Wilcox at 884-6322. Bring a friend if you would like and show and tell you have.
The Tooele County Quilters will meet April 19 at the county extension office at 9:30 a.m. Susan May will teach about wool appliqué. There will be kits to purchase. Please bring scissors, needles, natural thread. If there are questions, please contact Dianne Matravers at 882- 7496.
We will also have a silent auction. Donations for auction go to Brigid York, 882-1883.
Tooele Family to Family Network for Families with Disabilities will meet on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at the Human Services Building (305 N. Main, Tooele). A representative from NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness) will talk about the stress of having a person with a disability in your family. She will give us ideas on how to handle this stress and taking care of the caregiver. Babysitting is provided on site if needed. Questions? Call Diane at 884-1728.
The Tooele Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Thursday, April 21, 6:30 p.m. We will attend the Healthy Woman presentation with Dr. Suzanne Metzger at Tooele High School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The dinner and speaker cost is $8 per person and tickets need to be purchased by calling 843-3691. Those wishing to meet with us, contact either Pat Steelman at 882-2466 or Dawn DeWitt at 882- 9002.
Do you suffer from any of these — panic, anxiety, depression? A support group is now forming; call Alex at 882-0532 for information.
• Friday night steak — The Eagles will serve their steak, shrimp, halibut and chicken dinners on Friday, April 8, from 6:30-9 p.m. MP Betty Donnelly will host the evening.
• Cancer fund dinner/dance — Chairman Byron and Corrie Anderson will serve a stuffed pork chop dinner on Saturday, April 9, from 7-8 p.m. with dancing and entertainment with Barry John Thomas and Flashback to start at 8:30 p.m. all for a cost of $12.50. There will be a raffle for an electric organ, other prizes and a silent auction for a Precious Moments circus. All proceeds will go to the cancer fund.
• Family night — Family night will be held Saturday, April 16, with spaghetti dinner ($4 adults, $2 kids under 12) and Eaglo. The Aletha Wrathall committee will host the evening.
• Pool tournament — Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. All entrants must sign up by Saturday, April 16, at the Eagles Lodge or call Chairman Randy Cruz at 830- 0656.
RMES banquet slated
Tooele County Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is holding its annual fund raising banquet on April 9 at the Eagle’s Nest. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. Enter now for your chance at a west central turkey permit. A $20 donation gets you four chances at the permit and one chance at a Remington 870 express shotgun. Come and join the fun. For ticket information, call Jimmie Emerson at 833-0225.
Anonymous meets Monday- Friday at Noon at St. Barnabas Center, 1784 N. Aaron Drive, Tooele (Southwestern-looking church by the new hospital): open, mixed, non-smoking, wheelchair access, nursery available.
If someone’s drinking is affecting your life, Alanon can help. Call 882-7756 for information.
Are you an animal lover? Do you want to help dogs and cats in need, but would rather stay home to do it? Now you can do both! The Tooele Animal Outreach Group is seeking loving families to foster homeless animals who are waiting to be adopted. Training will be provided by No More Homeless Pets, and veterinary care for each animal will be included when necessary. To learn more, please call 843-1361, 882-2085 or 884- 4407. Also, you can visit www. utahpets.org to read more about the program and how to apply to be a foster family for the Tooele Animal Outreach Group.
Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 S. 900 E. Salt Lake City, is sponsoring the Tooele County Fiddle Contest with camping and jamming Friday night from 5 p.m.
Contest registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday; contest begins at 9 a.m.; variety show at 7:30 p.m. features winners, judges, etc. (admission charged). For more information, call 801-268-3244 or 801-967-9657.
Contestants are divided into age and skill levels; entry fees range from $5-10; prizes are awarded from a grab bag to $100.
The Miss Teen Ms. Mrs. U.S. Beauties and U. S. Beauties Mother Daughter Pageant System will offer an opportunity for Utah ladies to compete for a national title in the upcoming fifth anniversary national pageant production to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Alsip, Ill. on Aug. 19-21. The U.S. Beauties Pageant was founded in 2000 as an alternative to traditional pageant systems. The profamily approach to competing allows husbands to escort wives as they compete in such areas as a sporty wear competitionno bathing suits are permitted, a judges meet and greet, and an evening gown portion. Any interested women should contact Her Heighness Productions at (708) 687-1307, or visit the official web site at www.msusbeauties. com and www.usbeautiesmotherdaughter. com.
Better Your Business
Business tax incentives, onthe- job training — We know that your new hire training costs can be expensive. Depending on the applicant you hire, we may be able to reimburse you up to 50 percent of his/her wages as you teach your new employee important skills.
Tax credits — reducing your taxes when you hire employees may sound too good to be true, but we know how. We can connect you with the qualified applicants and help you complete the necessary paperwork to start saving today.
Come April 20 7:30-9 a.m. to the Department of Workforce Services Business Service Center, 1385 S. State Street, Room 157, Salt Lake City.
The Better Your Business workshop series highlights community resources to Utah businesses and how you can utilize them more effectively. The workshops are offered bi-monthly at NO COST and cover such topics as Utah Labor laws, violence in the workplace and confidentiality. R.S.V.P. with Sylvia Farrand at (801)-468-0239.
A panoply of University of Utah events will take place the week prior and leading up to the inauguration of Michael K. Young as the University’s 14th president on Friday, April 15, at 11 a.m., in Kingsbury Hall, located at 1395 E. Presidents Circle (180 S.) on the University of Utah campus. The event is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. A processional ticket is required for those participating in the academic procession, which will commence at the Park Building, at 10:45 a.m., and travel to Kingsbury Hall. Following the ceremony a reception will be held, weather permitting, on the Kingsbury Hall Plaza. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held in the Gardner Hall atrium.
Inauguration programming can be found at http://www. inauguration.utah.edu/.
Westminster College will hold its annual International Fest on Saturday, April 9, from 7-9 p.m. in the Payne Gymnasium, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City.
The public is invited to join in for ethnic food from area restaurants and live performances representing countries from throughout the world. Admission for the general public is $5.
The groups scheduled to perform at the International Fest include the Salt Lake Scots, Narodna (performing Russian, Polish, and Slovakian dances), the BYU Asian Club, Capoeira (Brazilian), Ballet Folkloric (performing Bolivian and Mexican dances), Arabian Eyes, 1st Samoan, Shimmy (belly dancing), and an Irish folk dancing group.
For more information, please visit www.slcc.edu and check out “Campus Events” or call (801) 957-4682. The SLCC Redwood Campus is located at 4600 S. Redwood Rd.