Order of Eastern Star Christmas Boutique
Last Minute Christmas Boutique, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Taco Time in Tooele. Great last minute gifts for friends and neighbors. This is a fundraising event. For more information, contact Trish Ferry at 435-830-9553.
Overlake Homeowners Association
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 1531 N. Main. All homeowners and interested residents are invited and encouraged to attend. HOA meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
Tooele City Arts Council will sponsor Santa’s Workshop, Monday, Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the USU Extension, 151 N. Main. The workshop is for children of all ages. There will be projects for everyone from toddlers to high school age. Prices range from free to $5. Pre-register by Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. at Tooele City Hall. For a full class listing and registration forms, visit www.tooelecity.org. Contact 435-843-2142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Nativity and Luminary Walk at the Clark Historic Farm, 378 W. Clark St., Grantsville, on Dec. 12, 13, 14 and 16 from 6-9 p.m. Walk through the barnyard lighted with hundreds of luminaries made by local children. In the barn see sheep, goats, donkeys and a camel, and witness live actors portraying the nativity scene. Warm up with free hot chocolate (donations appreciated). Cost $2 per person or $1 with a can of food for the food pantry. Youth group special is $1 per person. Reservations taken through Dec. 5. Call 884-4409 for information. Proceeds benefit heritage projects at the Clark Farm.
Family History Center
Greet your ancestors free at the Grantsville Family History Center, 117 E. Cherry St. All are welcome with consultants there to assist you. Open Mondays noon to 4 p.m., and Tuesday through Thursday noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Stansbury Park Community Association has requested a visit from Santa to come and see the children of Stansbury Park at the Clubhouse on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. He will bring some of his elves to help children build a special toy. Santa will be available for pictures. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras. Other activities in Santa’s village are planned as well. Come and enjoy the time with friends and neighbors.
Tooele City Library
Tuesdays, 11 a.m., Wiggle Worms (interactive story time for 1- to 2-year-old children); Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 and 11:30 a.m., story time; Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m., teen time with gaming, movies and more; Fridays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., kids crafts; Select Tuesdays, 4 p.m., family movies.
Oh My Tech: E-Reader Open Houses
Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 6-7 p.m. See and try several popular e-reader devices such as Kindle and iPad.
Polar Express Adventure
Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. on both days. Experience this exciting story with a ride on an imaginary train to the North Pole. Then enjoy the movie following the story. For children ages 5 to 12.
Story Time with Santa
Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon. Santa Claus will read his favorite holiday stories and hear your Christmas wishes.
Royal Story Times
Dec. 18-19 at 11 and 11:30 a.m. Enjoy story time adventures with Tooele City’s Royalty.
New Year’s Noon Party
Dec. 31 at 11:30 a.m. Ring in the New Year at noon this year. Children can enjoy their own party at the library without waiting until midnight. For children ages 5 to 12.
Letters to Santa
Dec. 1-21, write a letter to Santa and leave it in his mailbox at the library.
Dec. 1-20, creatively color Tooele City’s page from the Transcript’s local coloring book and enter your masterpiece at the library on or before Dec. 20. Prizes for the winners of each age group. For children up to the age of 12.
Christmas Box Giveaway
Dec. 1-20, Want to have more options for interesting adult events and programs at your library? We need your help. Complete a short survey in the library or online to tell us what you want and when you want it. All surveys will be entered to win one of 15 copies of “The Christmas Box” by Richard Paul Evans.
The Grantsville City Library, 42 N. Bowery St., has started the fall/winter Story Time Program. Story Time will be held each Thursday at 4 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. The program is designed to create in young children a love of books through stories, puppets, games, music and crafts. For more information, call 435-884-1670.
Food for Fines
Exchange canned goods and other foods for library overdue fines to help the Grantsville City Food Bank during our “Food for Fines” program through Friday. Bring canned goods or other non-perishable food items to the library to get $1 in current fines waived for each item. The library does not accept home-canned items, glass, cans that are past their expiration date or damaged. For further information, please call the library at 435-884-1670 or stop by and visit us.
Tooele County School District will be accepting applications from elementary and secondary students who are interested in enrolling in a school outside of their resident school boundary for the 2014-2015 school year. Application window is Dec. 1 through Feb. 21, 2014. Stansbury High School, Rose Springs Elementary and Stansbury Park Elementary are closed to open enrollment. For information, contact Rosalie Poloskey at 435-833-1900, ext. 1104.
Making Spirits Bright
The Making Spirits Bright District Dance Concert will be Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., at Grantsville High School. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students with an activity card. The cost is $3 for children age 5-12. Children under 5 enter free.
Excelsior Academy tours
Curious about charter schools? Want to know more about Excelsior Academy? Tours are held each Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. School tours cover a range of topics such as the Excelsior Academy Philosophy and Vision, Direct Instruction, CHAMPS and the character development program. There is also an opportunity to observe the school’s unique group settings. Come and tour the building and have any questions answered. Everyone is welcome, 124 E. Erda Way, Erda. 882-3062.
Tooele Family Center
Story and craft hour
Join us every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Tooele Family Center as we enjoy the adventures of books and make fun crafts. For more info, call 833-1978 ext. 2127 or ext. 2010. We’re located at 301 W. Vine St., Bldg. #11 (right behind Tooele High School).
Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. the Tooele Family Center has a fun activity hour of learning, singing and creating. This Ready, Set, School! preschool class is for all children up to 5 years of age. Please come and enjoy the fun. For more info, call 833-1978 ext. 2127 or ext. 2010. We’re located at 301 W. Vine St., Bldg. #11 (right behind Tooele High School).
8 Days of Christmas
8 days of Christmas at Tooele Applied Technology College. A countdown to the holidays with giveaways every day will be featured on our TATC Facebook page www.facebook.com/tatctrainsu.
New programs at TATC include Industrial Maintenance, Heavy Duty Diesel Technician and Nail Technician. Take advantage of open enrollment and earn a certificate from TATC that will boost your career.
Tooele Applied Technology College is pleased to announce the open enrollment of their new Industrial Maintenance Technician program, a 960-hour program designed for students (both adult and high school students are eligible) to obtain a certificate in the Industrial Maintenance field. Training both on an innovative computer-based learning application (students may complete some assignments from home) and hands-on labs that focus on a variety of subjects. Basic keyboarding skills and computer skills are required as part of the program. To learn more about this exciting new program, visit TATC’s website at www.TATC.edu, phone the campus at 435-248-1800, or stop by 88 S. Tooele Blvd. for a tour. This program is eligible for up to 30 credit hours at Utah State University toward an Associate of Applied Science General Technology Degree upon completion.
Looking to obtain or improve your employment? Come join the Tooele Networking Group and learn job seeking techniques, how to market yourself, get support and actually search job leads. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Tooele LDS Employment Resource Center located next to Deseret Industries. Everyone is welcome.
Online courses in Network+ and Security+ IT are designed for the IT professional seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge of networking and security, and prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ exams. Call the TATC at 248-1800 for more information or to enroll.
Get your high school diploma this year. All classes required for a high school diploma, adult basic education, GED preparation and English as a second language are available. Register now to graduate — just $50 per semester. Located at 211 Tooele Blvd., call 833-8750. Adult education classes are for students 18 and over.
ESOL conversational classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays. ESOL students may also come anytime the center is open for individualized study. Registration is $50 per semester. Call 833-8750 for more information.
First Baptist Church
Celebrate Jesus with us at First Baptist Church. Fads come and go, and what’s popular depends on who you talk to. But the Bible is a timeless foundation upon which to build your life. That is our focus. We are currently looking at the Bible in a chronological order. We have childcare and classes for all ages. Come join us. Bible study fellowship at 9:45 a.m. Worship and Children’s Church is at 11 a.m., 580 S. Main St., Tooele. Call 435-882-2048 with any questions.
United Methodist Church
Tooele United Methodist Church services are held on Sundays at 11 a.m. Please check our website, tooelecumc.org, or call Tooele UMC’s office at 882-1349 or Pastor Debi’s cell at 801-651-2557 for more info. We are located at 78 E. Utah Ave. in Tooele.
Every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., we will serve a free dinner from Tooele United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to come and eat. Our goal is to provide a free, hot meal for everyone. We want to get the community involved and invite all people in order to forge relationships and build bridges between people of all economic backgrounds in Tooele. Although the meal is being served from TUMC, it is a non-denominational event and we invite and encourage all people to join us. We will need help and volunteers in various ways, such as helping to serve, cook and clean up, donate food and share talents. If you are interested in getting involved, e-mail Carissa Sanders at email@example.com or call (785) 737-3467.
Church of Christ
Church of Christ meets at 430 W. Utah Ave. Bible class, Sunday at 10 a.m. and worship from 11 a.m. to noon. Wednesday Bible class at 7 p.m. We seek to be the Lord’s church established about 33 AD. The Bible produces nondenominational Christians only. Jesus is our only head of the church, headquarters are heaven. Come and grow with us. Call 882-4642.
Passion for God, compassion for people at 276 E. 500 North in Tooele, phone: 882-6263. Come as you are this Sunday, where you can hear a message from the Bible and meet new friends. Service times: Bible study (for all ages) 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m.; WiseGuys children’s program 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all services, and children’s church during morning worship. WiseGuys Program during evening worship.
Mountain of Faith Lutheran
We’re a healthy, growing congregation who welcomes newcomers and reaches out to those in need. Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at 560 S. Main Street, Tooele. We treat the word of God with respect without taking ourselves too seriously. Check us out on Facebook by searching for Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church. Please join us for meaningful worship that is also casual and relaxed. For more information about our family of faith, call 882-7291.
Mountain of Faith Christmas Eve
The Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m. Come celebrate our Savior’s birth with Christmas music and a worship service. The Tooele County Choral Society is performing along with other accomplished musicians and singers. All are welcome.
St. Barnabas’ Episcopal
Weekly service of word, prayer and sacrament followed by fellowship. Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 1784 N. Aaron Drive, Tooele. Phone: 882-4721. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web at www.stbarnabasepiscopal.org. You are God’s beloved child, beautifully created in God’s own image. Whatever your history, wherever you are in life’s journey, the Episcopal Church welcomes you.
La Iglesia Biblica Bautista de Tooele le invita a sus servicios en espanol Jueves 6 p.m., Domingos 2 p.m. We invite you to their Spanish services on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Come to know a church that focused in the word of God rather than the emotions. God loves you and he wants to reveal himself to you. Located at 276 E. 500 North, Tooele. Call 840-5036, rides provided.
St. Marguerite Catholic Community welcomes you to worship with us. Our liturgy schedule is as follows: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m., Sunday 7:45 a.m. (Spanish), 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m. Religious education for youth: Sunday 9 a.m. Confession 4 p.m. Saturday. Office hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 435-882-3860. St. Marguerite Catholic Elementary School can be reached at 435-882-0081. We are located on the corner of Seventh Street and Vine Street.
Covenant People Assembly are teaching the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. Visitors welcome on Saturdays at 1 p.m., 37 S. Main Street, Tooele. Call 843-5444 for more information.
Bible Baptist Church
The folks at Bible Baptist Church would like to invite you to some old fashioned church services with singing from the old fashioned hymns and messages from the old fashioned KJV Bible. Some things should never change. Sunday Service times: Sunday School, 10 a.m.; gospel hour, 11 a.m.; Bible study, 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening services, 6 p.m. Contact Pastor Jeff Sinner at 840-2152.
Mountain View Baptist Church
We would like to invite you to discover what God’s plan and purpose is for your life. The Bible contains all of the answers for life’s questions. Come and join us this Sunday for our adult Bible study and graded Sunday School which starts at 9:45 a.m. Our worship service begins at 11 a.m. We also have a Bible study time each Sunday at 6 p.m. We meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for prayer time. Bring your needs and let us pray together for God’s help. Mountain View Baptist Church meets at the Eastgate Plaza in Grantsville, Suite 2C. Join us.
Stansbury Park Baptist Church
Please join us each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible study at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse (located next to the swimming pool). Colossians and 2nd Timothy are the current teaching focus. For details, please call 830-1868 or go to www.stansburyparkbc.com.
First Lutheran Church
First Lutheran Church at 349 N. Seventh St. would like to invite you to hear of God’s grace and the love of Christ who died to forgive you of your sins and attain salvation on your behalf every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Advent services on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Christmas program will be Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m., and Christmas Day service will be at 10 a.m.
New Life Christian Fellowship
We invite you to worship and serve Jesus with us. Our clothing closet and food pantry is open from noon to 3 p.m. every Tuesday to Thursday at 411 E. Utah Ave. Programs for kids, teens, women and men are also available every week. Sunday services are in the Stansbury High School café at 10 a.m. and at our Tooele building at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Come join us. Find out more by calling 843-7430 or visiting www.NLOT.org.
Food Bank Truck
The Utah Food Bank truck will distribute food at New Life Christian Fellowship on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m.
Clothesline Coat Drive
Clothesline Express Cleaners is having its coat drive from now through Dec. 15. Please donate gently-used coats. For more information, call the cleaners at 882-4422.
Kicks for Kids
The Tooele Valley Resource Center is expanding its efforts to make sure children in need have a pair of shoes for the winter season. We are looking for individuals and businesses to sponsor the remaining 170 children who still need a pair of new shoes. Contact Michael Neil at 435-843-9955.
Tooele Children’s Justice Center
Tooele Children’s Justice Center is in need of fruit drinks, bottled water, soda and fruit snacks. We appreciate all donations. For inquiries or drop-off call 435-843-3440. 25 S. 100 East, Tooele.
United Methodist Church
Tooele United Methodist church offers a free dinner every Wednesday starting at 4 p.m. All are welcome.
Soul Shoes is collecting new and slightly worn shoes for victims of domestic violence and the homeless in Tooele County. Contact Trisha at 843-1694 for drop off.
Lift up a child’s voice, a child’s life. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. Volunteers work until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Volunteers are common citizens over 21 years old with a heart for vulnerable children. Apply at www.utahcasa.org or call (801)574-1472.
Valley Mental Health in Tooele, a non-profit organization, is looking for several volunteers with grant writing experience and/or computer/typing skills to perform data entry at the Tooele office. Must pass a background check and be able to volunteer a few hours or more each week (can volunteer anytime Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Contact Alex C. Gonzalez or Adrienne Berrett at 843-3520.
The First Baptist Church in Tooele is offering an emergency food pantry to meet the needs of our community. The food pantry is available for emergency needs. Hours of operation are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. We are located at 580 S. Main Street. For information call 882-2048.
Rocky Mountain Hospice
While it can be difficult at times, volunteering can be a most rewarding and worthwhile experience. Rocky Mountain Hospice is looking for dedicated individuals who are willing to spend one to two hours per week volunteering. We ask for a time commitment of at least six months. We provide 12 hours of training, TB testing and a background check. Hospice volunteers assist end-of-life patients and their families in various ways, including but not limited to, friendly visits, companionship, respite care for caregivers and light housekeeping, reading, etc. Please contact Jill Waldron at 801-397-4904 or email@example.com.
Hospice volunteers are needed for Harmony Hospice to give a wonderful gift: your time, companionship, yardwork and music. Become an 11th hour volunteer. Call Coy at 225-6586.
Rocky Mountain Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers in Tooele. Our volunteers provide respite care, friendly visits, conversation, light household chores, and other needs to terminally ill patients who are on our hospice services. Please visit our website at www.rockymountaincarefoundation.org. Training, background check, and TB test required — all provided. Please contact Jill at (801)397-4904 for additional information.
Tooele Animal Outreach
Tooele Animal Outreach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization desperately seeking volunteers in our community who love animals like we do to help continue finding forever homes for abandoned and neglected animals. We need volunteers for various projects, i.e. posting animal pictures on the Internet, taking foster animals to vet appointments, organizing fundraising and adoption events, picking up donated food, blankets and medication for foster animals and fostering dogs. If you would like to find out more about our program, please contact Marci at 830-4049.
Meals at Lodge
Change in Time: Friday and Saturday night dinners will be served from 5-9 p.m. Friday night dinners include Clam Chowder, and/or fish baskets (halibut, Shrimp, or chicken strips). Costs are $10 for halibut or shrimp baskets w/cup of chowder, chicken strips w/cup of chowder $7. Bowl of chowder $4, and cup of chowder $2. Saturday night dinners include 16-ounce ribeye or T-bone steak w/choice of baked potato/fries, salad and roll for $15. Halibut or salmon steak w/choice of baked or fries, salad and roll $15, or Jumbo Shrimp w/choice of baked or fries, salad and roll for $13. No orders taken after 8:45 p.m. Members who purchase five dinners either Friday or Saturday nights at regular price will receive their next dinner free. Daily lunch specials are available at the lodge from 11a.m. For members and their guests.
The band Flashback will play Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
Every Monday we have dinners from 6 p.m. until food is gone for $5. Come watch the football game and enjoy some homemade cooking. DAV meeting Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. Kids Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. New Year’s Eve Party Tuesday, Dec. 31. Starts at 6 p.m. Come bring in the new year with your fraternal brothers and sisters. Designated drivers will be provided. More info as we get closer to New Year’s Eve. For members and their guests only.
Remember the Eagles Auxiliary serves only the freshest steaks and the good fresh cut, home-cooked French fries. Friday, Dec. 13 is a 12-ounce sirloin for $8.75 with hosts Kathy and Richard Wamsley.
Breakfast will be served on Dec. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. The menu is great, eggs and meat, cooked to order, omelets, pancakes and French toast with meat and eggs, your choice, for $7 for adults and $3 for children 11 years of age and under. There is a $5 special each Sunday. Public is invited.
Christmas Stocking Auction/Raffle
On Friday, Dec. 13, the Eagles will have the annual Stocking Auction/Raffle for the Needy Kids Christmas Fund. All sisters and others who wish to donate a stocking for the auction are asked to stuff a stocking or any other type of item that can be stuffed for Christmas for the auction. All members and others who may wish to donate are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys for the 6-foot stocking for the raffle. The money in the fund will be used to take disadvantaged children to Shop with Soldier on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Kid’s Eagle Christmas Party
The Eagles will hold their annual Kid’s Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa will visit, games will be played and treats will be given to all. Public Invited.
Auxiliary Christmas Party
The Auxiliary Christmas Party will be Monday, Dec. 16 after a short meeting at 7 p.m. A light dinner will be served and gifts will be exchanged. If you want to participate in the gift exchange, bring a gift from $10 to $15. All sisters are invited to attend. Please bring an item for the Novelty Raffle Table.
Auxiliary Past Presidents Christmas Party
The party will be on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the home of PMP Karlyn Bishop at 7 p.m. PMP Kathy Schultz will host. Bring your potluck dish and a gift, $15. All PPs are invited. Please come all of you.
Masons meeting second Friday at 7 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m., 22 Settlement Canyon, Tooele. Breakfast on the second Saturday, 9 a.m., Jim’s Cafe. For more information or a ride, call Jim at 435-850-9203.
Tooele County Historical Society
Historical Society Books
Tooele County Historical Society’s books will be available to purchase at our meeting. The History of Tooele County Volume II is $25, The Mining, Smelting, and Railroading in Tooele is $15, and we also have eight note cards depicting four different pioneer buildings for $4. These will make great gifts for your family and friends.
The Tooele Co. Historical Society has recently made a loan agreement with the Utah State Historical Society to display an old Lincoln Highway sign that was on the border of Utah and Nevada. The unique sign is on display at the Pioneer Museum.
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.
Groups and Events
Coed Volleyball League
The 2014 TEAD MWR Adult Coed Volleyball League will begin play on Jan. 28. Deadline to sign up is Jan. 14. The program is open to the Tooele County Community. Entry fee is $150 per team. Sign-up at the TEAD Physical Fitness Center, building 1002, or call 435-833-2159 to register over the phone with a credit card. Players must be 18 years of age or older and out of high school to play in the league.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
Next meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 17, 3-4 p.m., Tooele Senior Citizens Center, 59 E. Vine St., Tooele. Open to anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Learn about this memory loss condition. Get and share ideas with other family caregivers.
Live Fit Bounce Houses
Live Fit Tooele County has partnered with Jumpin’ Jack Splash to provide free bounce houses at Dow James Building, Dec. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It’s a free indoor activity for children.
Gem and Mineral Society
Tooele Gem and Mineral Society meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Tooele Senior Center, 59 E. Vine St., at 7:30 p.m., back entrance. Membership dues are only $10 per year if you would like to join. Come learn about rocks, minerals and ways to craft with them. Enjoy field trips for rock collecting. Come have fun with us! Visit us on Facebook. Contact info: 435-882-5752. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sons of Utah Pioneers
The goal of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Settlement Canyon Chapter is to keep alive the history and tremendous contributions of our early Tooele County pioneers and others. If this is something that you may be interested in joining, please attend a pot luck dinner the first Thursday of each month in the Tooele Senior Citizens Center at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is followed by a short program. Park behind the building and enter the northwest doors.
Mood disorder support group
Do you or someone you love have a mood disorder? NAMI-Tooele affiliation offers help, hope and healing. Please join us for support group sessions every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the New Reflection Clubhouse on 900 South in Tooele. For more info, contact Kelly at 841-9903.
The Professional Family Child Care Association of Utah will be holding Chapter Meetings in Tooele the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. This support group/training meeting is open to all childcare providers in Stockton, Tooele, Erda, Stansbury, Grantsville and Lake Point. For more information, call Kathy Witt, 435-830-9614.
Family Support Center
The Family Support Center is a non-profit agency providing services in Salt Lake and Tooele County. Free 12-week in-home parenting skills program. Families with children birth to 17 will receive instruction during an 80-minute weekly visit to gain the tools they need to strengthen their family. Topics discussed include communication, conflict resolution, attachment and bonding, establishing rules and routines as well as managing stress. Please contact Rachel at (801) 955-9110 ext. 107 for more information. You can also visit familysupportcenter.org.
Medical equipment needed
Tooele and Grantsville Senior Centers are in need of donated medical equipment to be used for seniors in need. New or gently used items needed are wheelchairs, walkers, canes or other items that may be useful to our seniors. Contact Debbie Winn at the Tooele center, 435 843-4103, or Dan Lawrence, 435-843-4753, at the Grantsville center.
Grantsville Senior Center
The senior center is for the enjoyment of all senior citizens 55 and older. Activities have started. For info, call 884-3446. Exercise class twice a week, bunco, bingo, pinochle once a week. Jewelry, painting and ceramics once a week. Arts and Crafts on the second and fourth Monday at 10 a.m. Meals on Wheels for homebound. Lunch served daily. Suggested donation of $2.50. The center also provides rides to the store or doctor visits in Tooele and Grantsville areas. Call 843-4102. The birthday dinner for December will be Friday, Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. The entertainment will be Jerry Winters and family at 5 p.m.
Tooele Senior Center
The senior center is for the enjoyment of all seniors 55 and older. New and exciting activities include bridge, pinochle, bingo, exercise program three times a week, 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 of $2.50, $4.50 for under age 60. The center also provides transportation to the store or doctor visits for residents in the Tooele and Grantsville areas. Call 435-843-2110 for more information.
Senior Circle is for those ages 50 and better and costs just $15 a year per person or $27 for a couple. Call 843-3690 for more information or a membership application. Lots of great health benefits and fun activities.
The freedom from addiction group, RUSH, holds meetings on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 23 S. Main Street, Suite 33, Tooele.
Recovery International is a structured self-help group that teaches skills to relieve symptoms caused by stress, anger, fear, anxiety, depression and confusion. Support and fellowship is extended among those who share these kinds of problems. We’re now meeting at the Grantsville City Library, 42 N. Bowery St., from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Call Mary Ann at 884-0215 for information. Please call the library at 884-1670 to make sure we are having the group before coming.
S.A. recovery group
S.A. men’s group meets every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. at the Green House in Tooele. Call 841-7783 with questions.
Is someone’s drinking affecting your life? You don’t have to be alone. Al-Anon meetings every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at residence, 77 W. 400 North. For more information please contact Perky at 435-840-4831 or 801-599-2649 if no answer.
Tooele Family AI-Anon
Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at Alano Club (by White’s Trailer Court), 1120 Utah Ave., Sundays at 5 p.m. at Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church. Call Gesele with questions, 435-224-4015.
Take off pounds sensibly
Need help to lose those extra pounds? We can help. TOPS is a weight loss support group open to men, women, teens and pre-teens. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the old county courthouse, 47 S. Main St. Call Mary Lou at 830-1150 or see www.tops.org for more information.
TOPS – Saturday Chapter
Does the thought of the holidays stress you out when you think of the added pounds you might gain? Get a jump on the new year and ward off those pounds now. Think how much better you’ll feel when January rolls around. TOPS provides accountability, encouragement and support, and the tools to help you achieve your goals. The first meeting is free whether you join or not. The meeting begins at 9:15 a.m. every Saturday at the Bit N Spur Clubhouse, 240 W. 500 North in Tooele. Check out the website at www.tops.org and call Lisa at 882-1442 or 830-5651 for more information.
Addiction recovery Tooele
LDS Family Services addiction recovery meeting every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the LDS chapel at 1030 S. 900 West, in the Relief Society room. Enter on the west side of the church. The handicap entrance is on the south side of the church. This meeting addresses all addictions or character weaknesses. No children, please.
Addiction recovery Grantsville
LDS Family Services addition recovery meeting every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the LDS chapel at 415 W. Apple Street in the Relief Society room. Enter on the north side of the church. The handicap entrance is also on the north side of the church. This meeting address all addictions or character weaknesses. No children, please.
LDS addiction family support
If you have a loved one who is struggling with addictions of any kind, find help and support Sunday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Erda Ward building at 323 E. Erda Way. Enter on the east side of the building and go to the Relief Society room.
LDS porn addiction program
An LDS pornography addiction recovery support group meeting will be held every Friday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Stansbury Stake Center, 417 E. Benson Road. Enter on the southwest side of building. Separate men’s recovery (for men struggling with pornography addictions) and women’s support meetings (for women whose husbands or family members are struggling with pornography) are held at the same time.
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