Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

December 3, 2013
Bulletin Board – December 3, 2013


Homemakers Meeting

Homemakers meeting will meet Monday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Health Department Building, 151 N. Main St. We will have a cookie exchange and a Secret Santa gift exchange. We’ll collect items to give to Rocky Mountain Care Center. The Winters family from Lake Point will sing Christmas songs for us. We will have a potluck lunch with ham provided by the club. Any questions, call Sally at 882-7003.

Overlake Homeowners Association

The December HOA board meeting has been canceled. 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.

Cub Scout Roundtable

Cub Scout leaders in Tooele County, please join us at Cub Scout Roundtable on Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Tooele Jr. High School. We will have ideas and helps for your Cub Scouting position. Bring your questions and share your successes with everyone. You may just help another leader as well. Come and get the latest information on what is happening in the district and council. Registrations for district pinewood derby and Webelos outdoor activity will start soon.

Peter Breinholt Concert

The Tooele City Arts Council will sponsor a holiday concert Tuesday, Dec. 10. The concert will feature Peter Breinholt and will be at 7 p.m. at the Tooele High School Auditorium. The cost is one can of food per ticket. Tickets will be for general admission. Doors open at 6 p.m. Exchange your cans of food for tickets at Tooele City Hall, 90 N. Main St. or Tooele City Library, 128 W. Vine St. For more information, please contact the Tooele City Arts Council at 435-843-2142 or

Playtime for kids and parents

Kids 5 and under and parents are invited to attend Playtime! This free program is designed for parents and children to stay physically active together during the cold weather months. Be prepared to find your inner child with your child! Each week will feature a fun structured activity as well as free play time. Please note that this is not a drop off activity. Parents are required to stay and participate in the activities. Playtime will be held at the Dow James Building (438 W. 400 North, Tooele) from 10 -11 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2013. No pre-registration is needed. For more information please contact Tooele City Parks and Recreation at (435)843-2142 or at

12 Days of Christmas

Tooele City Family Recreation would like to invite families to participate at the 12 Days of Christmas Family Activity. The event will be held on Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m., Dow James Building, 438 W. 400 North. Your family will make 12 gifts to share with a family or individual in need. The event is free. All families wishing to participate must pre-register by Dec. 5. Call Parks and Recreation at 435-843-2142 or

Santa’s Workshop

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 Contact 435-843-2142 or


Live Nativity

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.

Stansbury Park


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

Regular Events

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

Friday, Dec. 6 and 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.

Coloring Contest

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.

Grantsville Library


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.


THS American Sign Language Christmas Concert

The THS ASL Christmas Concert will be held Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the THS Auditorium. The cost is $5 per person, or $20 per family of six. All are welcome.

Tooele softball sells doughnuts

The Tooele High softball team is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Each dozen glazed doughnuts costs $10. The doughnuts will be delivered to the school Dec. 9 for pickup in the commons area. Orders paid at the THS finance office. They will be sold the entire month of November.

SHS Festival of Lights

Stansbury High School is soliciting Tooele County businesses to donate a display and/or showcase a talent at the fifth annual Festival of Lights. Holiday-themed displays will be auctioned off and all proceeds will be donated to the HEAT program (utility assistance program). The Festival will be held Dec. 9-13. Contact Rod Lundwall at for more information.

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).

Preschool hour

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).


Network meetings

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

Online courses

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

Adult education

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


ESOL 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,, or call Tooele UMC’s office at 882-1349 or Pastor Debi’s cell at 801-651-2557 for more info. We are located at 78 E. Utah Ave. in Tooele.

Wednesday meal

Every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., we will serve a free 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 or call (785) 737-3467.

Church of Christ

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

Cornerstone Baptist

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

Mountain of Faith Lutheran

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

St. Barnabas’ Episcopal

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

Spanish services

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

St. Marguerite

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.

Brit-Ammi Kahal

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

Bible Baptist Church

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

Mountain View Baptist Church

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

Stansbury Park Baptist Church

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

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. and every Sunday evening at 6 p.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


CLC Food Drive

Blue Peak High School and CLC are collecting food and gently-used clean blankets for our Annual Food Drive service project. We would appreciate anyone’s help to accomplish our goal of 3,000 cans. Please drop off your donations in the CLC office at 211 Tooele Blvd. by Dec. 10. Any questions call Tammie at 833-8700 or Ellen ext. 2226.

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.

CLC Annual Food Drive

Blue Peak High School and the Community Learning Center are collecting food and gently used cleaned blankets for our Annual Food Drive service project. We would appreciate anyone’s help to accomplish our goal of 3,000 cans. Please drop off your donations in the CLC office at 211 Tooele Blvd. by Dec. 6. Any questions call Tammie at 833-8700 ext. 2228 or Ellen ext. 2226.

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

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.

CASA volunteers

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

Writing volunteers

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

Food pantry

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

Rocky Mountain Hospice

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

Hospice volunteers

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

Volunteer opportunity

Rocky Mountain Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers in Tooele. Our volunteers provide respite care, friendly visits, conversation, light household chores, and other needs to terminally ill patients who are on our hospice services. Please visit our website at 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.

Moose Lodge

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.

Special Events

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. 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.


Steak Night

Remember the Eagles Auxiliary serves only the freshest steaks and the good fresh cut, home-cooked French fries. Friday, Dec. 6 is a half and half, 6-ounce steak and three-piece shrimp for $10 with host Kathy Wamsley, Teri Trujillo cooking.

Sunday Breakfast

Breakfast will be served on Dec. 8 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.

Scentzy Candle/Fondue Pots/Handbag Party

The auxiliary will hold a special party downstairs on Friday, Dec. 6 starting at 7 p.m. with host George Terra. He will have his wares on display to include the candle items, chocolate fountain items and all the latest in handbags. The party will be downstairs and a portion of the profits will be donated for presentation to the Eagles Memorial Fund. Come and purchase some Christmas gifts for one just for yourself. Members and guests 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. 21.

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.

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


Our featured speaker for the Tooele County Historical Society meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. will be Gary Fawson from Grantsville. His presentation will be about the Historic Influence of Heritage Trees in Tooele County and Utah. Come and join with us and learn all about trees and the important role they play in our communities. Our meeting will be held at the Tooele County Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St. in Tooele. Parking is in the rear of the building. Please enter through the back door and take the ramp down to the meeting room. Members and guests are welcome. If you would like to join our organization, our dues are only $5 a year.

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.

Historical sign

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

Pancake Breakfast

The Marine Corps League No. 1251 invites you to its Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at Eagles Nest on Tooele Army Depot. It’s all you can eat. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 years old and younger. All proceeds go to Tooele County Operation Christmas.

Diabetes Support Group Christmas Party

The Birch Family Diabetes Support Group Christmas Party will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in room 280 of the Health Department. This will be our last chance to donate food or money for our selected family we are helping this Christmas. Please invite some of your support persons to the party so we can honor them. Santa will be joining us for the party so we need to know how many children you are bringing to sit on Santa’s lap. If you signed up to bring food, we appreciate it, as we will have more people at our meeting and need the extra servings. Call Charlie at 849-4127 or 882-3368 to volunteer to bring food. For any questions about the party call Eileen at 435-840-0299 or Perky at 435-840-4831.

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. 5 and Dec. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It’s a free indoor activity for children.

St. Marguerite Blood Drive

St. Marguerite Catholic School is hosting the American Red Cross for a blood drive Dec. 4. We will have the blood drive in our school assembly room, 15th South Seventh Street, Tooele. You can make an appointment online at or you can call Jennie Rodriguez at 410-533-5375 for more information or to make an appointment.

Taste of the Philippines

Come and enjoy a Taste of the Philippines on Monday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Tooele Applied Technology College, 88 S. Tooele Blvd. Enjoy an authentic meal and entertainment. Each ticket is $20 or a family ticket is $50 (for a family of 6). We will also have a silent action in conjunction with “A Taste of the Philippines.” The silent action will start at 9 a.m. and go until 8:30 p.m. There will be an assortment of items to bid on from baskets of goodies to beautiful oil paintings. All proceeds earned from this event will be used by Tooele Rotary and Interact clubs to send meals to the Philippines through the Feed the World Organization. Every dollar donated will pay for four meals. For more information or if you would just like to donate, please call Laramie Dunn at 435-224-4000.

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:

Bereavement support group

Tooele Community is offering a weekly bereavement support group for any person who has had a loved one who has died. Everyone is welcome. The group will meet every Monday in December at 6:30 p.m. at the Tooele County Health Department, 151 N. Main, Room 280. Please contact Leonard Barber for any questions, 435-241-8356.

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


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 November will be Friday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. The entertainment will be the Flashbacks.

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

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.


Birch Family Pharmacy Support Group Christmas Party

Please also start planning for our Support Group Christmas Party to be held Tuesday Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in room 280 of the Health Department.  Decide which of your support persons you want to invite to honor for their support of you and invite them so they keep that night free. Music, Karaoke, and games will also be offered. Santa will be joining us for the party and so we need to know how many children you are bringing who will want to visit with him. Please let us know. For questions, call Perky at 435-840-0299 or 435-840-4831, or Fredda for questions about Christmas Giving Project at 435-224-3664.

Addiction recovery

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

Recovery International

Recovery International is a structured self-help group that 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.

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