Tooele City is currently looking for volunteers to help with the city’s first triathlon that will take place in July. Anyone with experience in running a triathlon who would like to help please contact Terra at 843-2142 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tooele’s Got Talent
Do you have talent? Then bring your group to perform at Tooele’s Got Talent show on March 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Deseret Peak Complex. Whether it be dance, magic, singing or stand-up comedy, we want you. After our competition, each team will be given a bucket to collect donations from the crowd. The team that collects the most donations will win the first place trophy. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Join us for dinner and a night of family-friendly entertainment all while learning about the amazing work the American Cancer Society is doing in the Tooele community. For more information, contact Brisi at 830-4873, Carrie at 841-4391 or visit www.relayforlife.org/tooeleut.
Driver safety class
A one day AARP Driver Safety Program is scheduled for March 28 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center, 2055 N. Main St. Cost is $14 or $12 with a current AARP membership card. Call 843-3690 or 843-3691 to register or for more information.
Class of 1972
There will be a meeting to talk about our 40+ class reunion at the Tooele Senior Citizens Center, 59 E. Vine St., on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Please come and support our class. If you have any questions, please call Randy Silcox at (801)580-3010 or Susan Kroff at 882-4272.
Tooele City Library
Tuesdays (Feb. 26), 4 p.m., family movies; 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. February events: All month long, join the library’s new online recipe club. In this free community club, you can share recipes throughout each month. This club is for every skill level. We’re just getting set up, so fill out a quick form at the library with your name and email address. We will send you the information you need to get started. In honor of Great American Pie Month, we will exchange our favorite pie recipes during February. March events: March 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a Dr. Seuss movie.
Kindergarten registration for fall 2013 enrollment will be held at all elementary schools on Feb. 28 and March 1. To be eligible to enter kindergarten, your child must be at least 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1. If you have questions regarding the enrollment process, contact your school principal or the assistant superintendent at the district office, 833-1900, ext. 1152.
THS softball camp
Tooele High School is proud to hold its annual softball all skills camp for ages 8 to 14 on March 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Deseret Peak Softball Complex. Please mail your completed and signed camp application with full payment ($40 for camp, T-shirt and lunch) to THS Softball Camp, 301 W. Vine St., Tooele, UT 84074 or register at the THS Finance Office. Deadline is Feb. 22. For more information, contact Carie Arslanian at 840-4205.
Happy 100th birthday Tooele High School. We are so excited to celebrate 100 years. We want to invite you to join us in this celebration by creating centennial scholarships for just this year. Monetary donations in any amount would be greatly appreciated. Help us make this 2012-2013 centennial school year memorable. Buffalo seniors knowing their roots supported them going to college is a great way to start a new chapter. Please send your donations in care of THS Finance Office, 301 W. Vine St., Tooele, UT 84074. For more information, call Jill Whiting at 833-1978, ext. 2.
East Elementary event
It’s time to celebrate. We would like to invite you to help us honor Principal Shanz Leonelli, instructional leader of the year from UAESP. Please join us Feb. 21 in conjunction with parent/teacher conferences at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Recognition will be at 7 p.m. in the East Elementary multipurpose room.
TJHS community council
The next Tooele Junior High School community council meeting will be held Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the TJHS Library. All parents are invited to attend.
Indian education meeting
A Title VII Indian education meeting will be held March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Anna Smith Elementary School in Wendover.
The last parent/teacher conferences for the school year will take place Feb. 20 and 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. All teachers will be located in the SHS lunchroom to meet with you. Prom will be held at the State Capitol on April 19. If you would like to participate in promenade, the sign-up sheet is located on the door of the copy room. At least one person in the couple must be a junior to do the promenade. Auditions for “Bye Bye Birdie” will be held Feb. 20. We will be holding our last Skills for Success April 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. The cost is $10. If you attend three of the four sessions, you will be able to clear two U’s. Youth Summit is scheduled for March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Attending the summit with a parent will clear two U’s. If a student attends without a parent, they can clear one U. The CTE Fair will take place May 14, 15 and 16. Attending any one day between 4 and 8 p.m. at the district office with a parent will clear one U. Seniors, start checking your grades to make sure you get all of your U’s cleared so you’ll be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.
The preschool program in Tooele County School District has openings in their tuition classrooms for 3 and 4 year olds. We also do monthly assessments if you have concerns about your child’s development. Call 833-1966.
Extended day program
St. Marguerite Catholic School is pleased to announce that we now offer an extended day program. Our program will run Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be lots of fun activities for the kids as well as help with homework. Please call 882-0081 for more info.
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).
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.
Customer service workshop
Poor customer service is the No. 1 reason customers will not return to a business. TATC is holding monthly customer service workshops to address this critical need. Students meet for four consecutive Fridays and learn to reduce stress by applying time management skills, advance in a company or organization by learning to communicate professionally, learn team building skills and resolving conflicts with grace, all while working on a positive attitude. Treat your customers professionally and have a good time doing it. Apply today at the TATC, 66 W. Vine St., or call 248-1800.
Tuition is free for senior citizens ages 62 and over and high school students. Whether you are looking to learn new skills or train for your first career, TATC is here for you. You take the time you need to complete your training and choose your own schedule. Most programs are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. We want you to succeed. Call 248-1800 or come in to 66 W. Vine St. in Tooele.
Learn to manage your finances to ensure you have the money to do the things you want on Feb. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is free and includes a pizza lunch. Please RSVP to 248-1800 for accurate lunch count.
It’s a jungle out there. Bring your spouse and come enjoy this series of hands-on marriage enrichment classes. Topics include communications, commitment, strengthening relationships and financial harmony. Cost is $10 per couple. Attend all four classes and receive $30 cash. Classes will be held Feb. 20, 27 and March 6 and 13 at 151 N. Main St. in the USU classroom. Free youth activities are offered for children 2 years and older. Register no later than Feb. 20 at http://marriagesurvival.eventbrite.com or at the USU Extension Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. To reserve space for youth activities, email email@example.com or call 277-2406. Please reserve by Monday before class. Event is co-sponsored by the Tooele County Healthy Marriage Coalition.
United Methodist Church
At Tooele UMC we welcome all who want to discover God’s love and worship in a friendly, accepting and loving environment. Come as you are, whoever you are, wherever you are in your spiritual journey. Sunday worship service, 11 a.m. Lunch and Learn, Wednesdays 12:30 to 2 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy an interactive bible study led by Pastor Debi. 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 spaghetti dinner from Tooele United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to come and eat. Our goal is to provide a free, hot meal for the homeless population in Tooele. We want to offer them a safe, warm place to eat and relax for a few hours every Wednesday evening. We also 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The Gospel of John study will begin Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. No pressure, just come and enjoy the fellowship.
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.
Church at Waters Edge
Get to know Jesus at Waters Edge. God spoke in the past, but still wants us to hear from him today. Come learn from the Bible how to communicate with God day to day. We worship on Sundays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria at Stansbury High School. Find out more at WatersEdgeUtah.com or call 840-0542.
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: email@example.com. 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.
Saint Marguerite Catholic Church’s weekly schedule: Eucharist: Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m., noon (Spanish), 6 p.m.; weekdays, 9 a.m. Reconciliation: Saturdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. or by appointment. Religious education: Sundays, 4:30 p.m., followed by the 6 p.m. Sunday Eucharist. The church is located at 15 S. Seventh St. Contact 882-3860.
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.
Tooele Christian Fellowship
We invite you to our services where you’ll receive a warm welcome by sincere, down-home country folks. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m., with the morning service at 11 a.m. We are now meeting at Stowe Family Music, 40 N. Main Street, Tooele. There is child care available. Please use main entrance at the rear of the building on Garden Street where there is plenty of parking. For information call 224-3392.
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 start the new year off by discovering 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 Street 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Cat food needed
Local non-profit rescue group desperately needs cat food to feed the homeless cats in Tooele. Please drop off donations at 178 W. 700 North or the Tooele Veterinary Clinic at 1182 N. 80 East. Any questions please call 882-2667.
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.
Chicken salad sandwiches, shrimp and fries, fried chicken — you never know what might be on the menu.
Friday night dinners
The Moose Lodge will be serving clam chowder and fish and chips every Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost will be $10 for a cup of soup and a halibut fish and chips dinner. Come and enjoy some great seafood on Friday nights. Members who purchase five dinners either on Friday or Saturday nights will receive their next meal free.
Saturday night dinners
Saturday night dinners of ribeye or T-bone steaks, salmon, halibut or shrimp for a great price are available for members and their guests. Members who purchase five dinners either on Friday or Saturday nights will receive their next meal free.
The Moose Lodge will host James F. Henderson Jr., supreme governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose, on Feb. 23. Our program will start at 6 p.m. with dinner, presentations and comments from our prestigious visitor. Cost of the event is $20, which includes dinner gratuity. A professional photographer will be available to take pictures with the supreme governor, you, and your spouse or your significant other from 5 to 6 p.m. and after the presentations. Please RSVP by Feb. 20 by calling the lodge at 882-2931.
Remember the Eagles Auxiliary serves only the freshest steaks and the good fresh cut, home-cooked French fries. On Feb. 22, Sabrina Niles will cook and serve the dinners. The special is the five-piece shrimp dinner for $10.75 with all the trimmings. Please come up, have a delicious dinner and socialize. Members and guests are invited.
The bartenders at the Eagles Lodge will be serving lunch on Mondays from noon until the food is gone. There will be a different lunch each week. The minimum cost is $2 per person. Come down, have a cool one and enjoy a great lunch. Please come out and support the Aerie.
Queen of Hearts night
The Eagles will have a fun game on Monday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. Come up, have a cool one, purchase a ticket and win the Queen of Hearts.
Past president’s meeting
The PPs will meet at the new restaurant, Anthony’s, on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. All PPs are invited to attend.
Tooele County Historical Society
Tooele Co. Historical Society books are available for purchase. The History of Tooele County Volume 11 is $25. The Mining, Smelting and Railroading in Tooele is $15, and we will also have eight note cards depicting four different pioneer buildings for $4. These will make great gifts for your family and friends. Contact Alice Dale at 882-1612.
Seeking historical items
Tooele Co. 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 882-1612.
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.
Groups and Events
Stansbury cemetery plots
Plots for the Stansbury Cemetery are now available. Prices for Stansbury residents are $350 each through Memorial Day, and $450 each for non-residents through Memorial Day. Discounts also apply with purchases of four plots or more. Call the Stansbury Service Agency at 882-6188 or Glenn Oscarson at 840-2462 for more information.
LaForge Encore Theatre Company is holding auditions for “The Sound of Music.” Auditions for Von Trapp children (ages 4 to 16), will be held March 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. and March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Auditions for adult roles will be held March 20, 21 and 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. You only need to audition once during these times. Come with a prepared song and a short monologue/speech. Auditions will be held at West Elementary. Enter through south door. Call backs will be by invitation only on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Production dates are June 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24 and 25.
The next Overlake HOA board meeting will be held Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 1531 N. Main St. 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.
Horsemen of Utah
The February meeting of the West Desert Back Country Horsemen of Utah will be Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Tooele County Courthouse. We will have a special guest speaker this month on the making of hats. Horsemen interested in joining our group are always welcome. For more information, contact Carol Nudell at 833-9085. We hope to see you there.
Art and Literary Society
The next meeting will be Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. It will take place at the Chamber of Commerce building, 154 S. Main St., on the second floor which can be accessed through the lobby at the front. Sheryl Parsons, a prominent artist and crafts person, will be doing the presentation. The monthly project is to do a work of art in the medium of your choice or a literary piece using expressionism. Expressionism is defined as a style of art in which forms derived from nature are distorted and colors are intensified for expressive purposes, and in literature as a style depicting the subjective aspect of experience usually by using symbolism and non-naturalistic settings. Bring completed work to the meeting. Follow Stansbury Art and Literary Society on Facebook and at www.stansburyart.org.
Master Gardener meeting
The next meeting of the Tooele County Master Gardeners will be held Feb. 27 at 151 N. Main St. in Tooele. The business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. on microgreens given by JoDean Condrat from Salt Lake City. The public is invited to come and learn all about growing and using microgreens. By definition, microgreens are tiny leafed vegetables that are grown from seed and require very little space to grow. Microgreens are not sprouts or simply young vegetables. They are grown from plant seeds. Nutrient-packed microgreens can be used in a variety of ways when cooking, such as in salads or even added to shakes or smoothies. They can also be mixed with salad greens, placed on sandwiches, roasted with vegetables or cooked with meat dishes. Don’t miss this educational presentation to learn how to use microgreens to up your nutritional intake.
Diabetes Coalition meeting
The Tooele County Diabetes Coalition Support Group will meet Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tooele County Health Department, 151 N. Main St., room 280. We will celebrate heart health month with Xbox and Wii fitness games. There will also be “sit and be fit” exercises to try. Remember to wear comfortable clothes to exercise in. If you have any websites or other sources of easy exercises, please bring them to share. Please also bring a fitness item that helps you get moving. This includes ideas, stories, tips from health coaches, etc. There will be an optional low fat potluck meal as well.
“Diabetes Self-management: Small Steps…Big Rewards” training will be held Wednesday evenings in March. This is a four week class series offered in partnership by the Tooele County Health Department and Birch Family Pharmacy. Classes are taught by a certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian and pharmacist. Each class is two and a half hours long. Topics include healthy eating, taking medications, monitoring, physical activity, healthy coping, problem solving and minimizing risks of complications. For details and to register, please call 882-7775 or 840-0299. Health care provider referral requested.
St. Marguerite fish fry
St. Marguerite Knights of Columbus will be hosting a fish fry every Friday during Lent. Cost is $5 for a two-piece dinner and $7 for a three-piece dinner. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Stansbury CERT training
Stansbury Park CERT is having a CERT training for anyone in Tooele County who would like to be CERT trained. It is a one day training on March 23 at Stansbury High School. There is also some online training that you need to do before the training day. For information about CERT and the training, go to www.stansburyparkcert.org. You may also contact Robin Frederickson at 882-4608.
Tooele County will host a public meeting with members of the state Legislature that represent Tooele County during the 2013 legislative session. The meeting will be held Feb. 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the capitol board room on the second floor of the Capitol building. The meeting is open to the public.
Coming soon to Stockton is the kick off to the town’s 150 years celebration. There will be several free events. On April 27 (Arbor Day) there will be Stockton histories and fireworks. On May 18, there will be Indian histories and performances. On June 15, there will be mining history. All events will be held at the Stockton Ward at 5 p.m. On Aug. 17, Stockton Days will be celebrated with a parade, quilt raffle, games and vendors at Stockton Ballpark.
The Tooele Boys & Girls Club will host a summer club from June 3 to Aug. 16. The club serves youth ages 6 to 12. Cost is $125 per month for an activity/snack fee. Cost is only $375 for the entire summer. Please note that space is limited and $125 is requested at time of registration. Register at any club location: Dow James Building at 438 W. 400 North; Youth Center at 102 N. Seventh St.; or Tooele Office at 352 N. Main St. Call 843-5719 and ask for Darlene, Marsha or Alisha for more information. Daily morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Bring your own sack lunch.
The club will be held at the Youth Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Dow James Building from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Transportation from Tooele Youth Center to Dow James Building is provided by the Boys & Girls Club. Remember that open recreation is still operating from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Dow James Building and the cost is $10 per year. That fee is waived for summer club participants.
Tourism Tax Grant
Organizations in Tooele County wishing to be considered for a 2013 Tooele County Tourism Tax Grant should pick up an application from the Tooele County Commission office, 47 S. Main St. Applications must be returned to the commission office by March 4 at 5 p.m. The application form includes a letter detailing what kinds of projects and organizations are eligible to apply, instructions for how to submit an application, and description of the criteria and the process the advisory committee uses. The Tooele County Tourism Tax Grant program distributes revenues generated for taxes levied on the restaurant and hotel/motel sales in Tooele County. It is the task of this committee to make recommendations as to the distribution of this money to the County Commission. For more information, contact Cheryl Adams at 843-3150.
Tooele County girls softball is holding sign-ups Feb. 23 at Dow James Complex from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Registration information can be found on our website at www.tcgsoftball.org.
Tooele County Fair
The Tooele County Fair Board is accepting artwork for this year’s county fair. Our theme is Old Time County Fair. All artwork must coincide with the theme. The deadline for artwork is Feb. 21. Please bring artwork to Deseret Peak Complex, 2930 W. Highway 112, on or before the deadline. The winner will receive $100 along with two tickets to all county fair ticketed events. The winning artwork will be printed on our premium book, fair map and all printed advertising. All who participate will have their artwork displayed at the Tooele County Fair. If you have any questions, please contact Misti Williams at 843-4002 or Mark McKendrick at 843-4001.
Stansbury Park Easter event
Join us for Stansbury Park’s annual Easter egg hunt on March 30. It will be held at 10 a.m. at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse for children ages 0 to 11. The Easter bunny will be there for pictures, as well as the fire truck, cotton candy, face painting and a balloon artist.
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.
Alzheimer’s support group
Open to anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia (memory issues). Learn about this disease. Get/share ideas. Bring your loved one along. Trained staff will assist them while you attend meeting. Cottage Glen Assisted Living, 1892 N. Aaron Drive, Bldg. #5, Tooele. Cosponsored by Tooele County Aging Services (to participate call 843-4107) and Alzheimer’s Association–Utah Chapter. For information call (800)272-3900.
The search is on for Utah’s outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations will be accepted until March 31. Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, senior care facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate older adults. To nominate someone, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. For more information about Salute to Senior Service, call (801)542-0405.
Grantsville Senior Center
The membership drive is March 1. Lunch and entertainment (Grantsville Music Company) will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Membership is $4 for 55 and older and includes newsletter. For dates, times, appointments, activities and meals, call 884-3446. Foot appointments are on the last Tuesday of the month. Hearing appointments are on the first Tuesday of the month. Meals on Wheels are available for the homebound. A suggested donation of $2.50 for daily meals. Order meals before 48 hours. Thank you. For transport to doctor’s appointments or stores in Grantsville or Tooele, please call Holly at 843-4102. A donation of $2 for one way is suggested. The February birthday dinner will be on Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. Wayne Jones will be the entertainment.
Tooele Senior Center
The senior center is for the enjoyment of all senior citizens 55 and older. New and exciting activities have started. For info, call 843-4110. These include bridge and pinochle, arthritic exercise program three times a week, line dancing, woodworking, Wii games, watercolor class and karaoke. Meals on Wheels for homebound. Lunch served, daily donation of $2.50. The center also provides transportation to the store or doctor visits in Tooele and Grantsville areas.
Tooele County Aging has openings in an alternative, income-based program designed to help seniors remain independent. CNAs help keep them in their homes safely, provide personal care, do housekeeping and run errands. If interested please contact Jolene Shields at 843-4104 or 4105.
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. Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m. at MWMC, dessert with the doctor (visit with Dr. Robert Garr, cardiologist, about heart issues). June 23 to 29, trip to Mt. Rushmore/Black Hills. Cost is $599 per person, double occupancy.