Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 25, 2014
Bulletin Board – February 25, 2014

Tooele

Tooele County Homemakers

The Tooele County Homemakers will meet this Monday, March 3, 10 a.m., Health Department Building, 151 N. Main, Tooele. Darlene from the Teen Center will tell about programs they have for teens in the county. St. Patrick’s Day potluck complete with corned beef and cabbage. Call Marlene 882-7003 with any questions.

TRT Grant Applications

Transient Room Tax Applications (TRT) must be postmarked by March 1. They can be delivered or mailed to Tooele County, 47 S. Main, Tooele, UT 84074. The application and grant information are available on the Tooele County website co.tooele.ut.us.

Basic Cake Decorating

Cake decorating class will be on April 4, 7-9 p.m., USU Extension, 151 N. Main St., Tooele. Cost is $10 per person. This includes all supplies needed for the class. Register soon because class size is limited. Call 435-843-2142.

Spring and Easter Craft Workshop

The Spring and Easter Craft Workshop will be held on Friday, March 21 from 2-9 p.m. at the Arts and Craft Center at the Tooele Army Depot. The workshop is for adults only. Call the Arts Council at 435-843-2142 with any questions.

Maxi Skirt Class

Come learn how to make your own Maxi Skirt on Friday, April 11 from 7-9 p.m., USU Extension, 151 N. Main, Tooele. Cost is $5 and the class is for adults only. Register at Tooele City Hall, 90 N. Main. Call 435-843-2142 for more information.

USU/TATC Carnival of Information

Utah State University Tooele and the Tooele Applied Technology College are holding a Carnival of Information. A fun-filled night of games and activities for everyone, and information on programs and degrees from USU Tooele and TATC. Enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. Please join us Monday, March 17, 2-7 p.m. at TATC, 88 S. Tooele Blvd.

Mike Quarnberg Fundraiser

A fundraiser for Mike Quarnberg will be held March 15 at Deseret Peak Complex, 5-9:30 p.m. Live music from Kendle Creek, as well as an appearance by Cowboy Poet Tyler Guy. Food will be provided by Casa del Rey. There will be a live auction, games and prizes. The cost is $20 per ticket with all proceeds going to Mike Quarnberg.

Fruit Tree, Grape and Berry Pruning Demonstrations

Saturday, March 8, Learn hands on how to prune apple, cherry, peach, pear, grapes, raspberry and blackberries. Session One held at the Cooper home, 984 Ironwood Road, Erda, 10 a.m. to noon. Session Two held at the Bitner home, 140 Durfee St., Grantsville, 1-3 p.m. Call Jay Cooper at 435-830-1447 for more information.

Master Gardener Spring Expo

Saturday, March 1, Learn about many gardening topics at one event. Your $5 admission allows access to six different classes to choose from — Organic Gardening, Lawns, Self-Watering Containers, Roses, New All American Varieties, and Soil Building. It’s held at the USU Extension Office, 151 N. Main, Tooele. Registration at 9:30 a.m. with sessions going until 2 p.m. For more information call 435-277-2409.

Fruit Tree Pruning Class

Feb. 26, learn how to prune backyard fruit trees for health and productivity. Taught by experienced orchardist and retired USU Extension Agent Wade Bitner. Hosted by the Master Gardeners at no charge, 151 N. Main St., Tooele, 7-8 p.m. Contact Jay Cooper at 435-830-1447 or jay@dirtfarmerjay.com.

AARP Smart Driver Course

The Smart Driver Course will be held March 21, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mountain West Medical Center, 2055 N. Main St., Tooele. The cost is $20 or $15 showing a current AARP membership card. Call 435-843-3690 to register or for more information.

Brady Baby 5K fun run/walk

Trevor and Ashlee Brady adopted Zeke in June 2013, and now they’re trying to bring home Zeke’s sibling in March. Proceeds of the Brady Baby 5K fun run/walk on March 8 will go toward the family. See the family’s page on Facebook or www.eventbrite.com for more information and registration.

Community Art Classes

The Tooele City Arts Council will be offering community art classes for adults. The available classes include Pottery, Watercolor Painting (March 6), Digital Photography (Feb. 25), Photo Editing (April 1), and Basic Pen and Ink Drawing (March 3). Check out our complete class schedule at www.tooelecity.org. Register soon. Space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact the Tooele City Arts Council at 435-843-2142 or at terras@tooelecity.org.

Playtime! For Kids and Parents

Children 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. Parents are required to stay and participate in the activities. Playtime will be held at the Dow James Building, 438 W. 400 North, from 11 a.m. to noon on March 3, March 10 and March 17. No pre-registration is needed. Call 435-843-2142 for more information.

Tooele City 4-H Community Club

The Tooele City 4-H Community Club is for youth in the third grade and older. We will meet on Monday from 4-5:30 p.m. through April 14 at the USU Extension Auditorium, 151 N. Main St. There is a $10 registration fee. Be sure to attend the Registration Open House on Monday, Feb. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the USU Extension. Call 435-843-2142 for more information.

Grantsville

USU Wind Orchestra at GHS

The Utah State University Wind Orchestra will perform at Grantsville High School with the GHS Wind Symphony on Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Grantsville Song Cycle

Expand your creativity this new year in a unique songwriting project called the “Grantsville Song Cycle!” Participants will take stories about Grantsville history, natural surroundings and people and turn them into music. Find out more on our blog, www.clarkhistoricfarm.blogspot.com or contact Laurie Hurst, 884-4409.

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.

Healthy Homesteaders

February Healthy Homesteaders meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m. at the Stone Homestead, 3610, Sun Valley Drive, Grantsville. Shawnya Calvert Wayman will teach about soft cheeses. Please bring a jar for sour cream and buttermilk.

Stansbury Park

Stansbury Park CERT

Stansbury Park CERT will have a CERT training day for anyone in Tooele County on March 15 at the Erda Fire Station, 2163 Erda Way, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is only one day because most of the training you can do online first before coming to the training day, which is a hands-on skills day. For more information go to www.stansburyparkcert.com under training day.

Stansbury Art and Literary Society

The next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., TATC, 88 S. Tooele Blvd, Tooele. Rachel Pettit will be giving a presentation on oil painting. All are welcome.

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.

Grantsville City Library

Programs

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.

Schools

Tooele County School District CTE

Tooele County School District will host a Career and Technical Education Fair at the Community Learning Center, 211 S. Tooele Blvd., Thursday, Feb. 27 from 4-7 p.m. Meet teachers and industry representatives. Students in grades 6-12 who bring parents can clear a “U” or receive extra credit.

Toto needed for SHS Drama

Stansbury High School’s Drama Program is looking for a well-trained dog to play Toto in its upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Should be kennel-trained and available the last week of April and the first two weeks of May. Small black terrier breeds are preferable. If interested, contact Glen Carpenter at gcarpenter@tooeleschools.org or call 435-882-2479, ext. 4510.

Parent Teacher Conference

Parent Teacher Conference will be held at Grantsville High School on Feb. 24 and 25 from 4-7 p.m. Mr. Cloward will present the PLAN assessment results for 10th grade at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Enhance Your Scholarship Possibilities Workshop

Come learn more about exploring locally, regionally and nationally for education dollars. A scholarship workshop will be held Feb. 24 and 25 during Parent Teacher Conference at Grantsville High School. The workshops will be from 5 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. and then repeated from 6 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. both nights. What parents and students can do to find the money really sums it up!

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for Fall 2014 enrollment will be held at all elementary schools on Feb. 27 and 28. To be eligible to enter kindergarten, your child must be at least 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. Contact Rosalie Poloskey at 435-833-1900, ext. 1104 with any questions.

Dual Language Immersion Programs

Attention all Kindergarten parents in Tooele Valley! We are having our first parent/patron informational meeting about the Dual Language Immersion Programs that will begin next fall. Any interested parents/guardians that will have first graders in the district next year are invited to attend. The DLI programs for next year: Spanish at Middle Canyon, Mandarin Chinese at Northlake, French at Grantsville, Portuguese at Harris and German at West.

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).

Kindergarten Readiness

The Tooele Family Center is offering a free weekly workshop for both parents and children. The class is designed to give parents tips and ideas of how to make their child’s education years successful. Your child must be 4 years old and beginning Kindergarten in September 2014. The next two sessions are Feb. 19-March 19, or April 2-April 30.

Scouting

Jorgensen Eagle Project

Richard Jorgensen’s Eagle Scout Project is to collect books, audio books and DVDs for the Grantsville City Library. There is a drop-off box at the library, as well as at Grantsville’s Soelbergs. Collections go until Feb. 28. Any and all donations are appreciated, but the more recent publications are the most helpful.

Utah State University

USU Free Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

Feb. 26, Free and open to the public, 6 p.m. Speaker Judy Robinett, founder of JRobinett Enterprises, LLC. The topic is Building a Powerful Team and Network For Success.

TATC

Mini-Classes

Tooele Applied Technology College will hold free mini-classes this year on the third Thursday of every month. Our next Lunch n’ Learn mini-series will be Thursday, Feb. 20 with a class about Vital Signs. Emergency situations may require you to know how to read vital signs. Discover how to correctly measure blood pressure, pulse and respiration. You will learn basic procedures for taking vital signs and how to stay calm in emergency situations.  RSVP early, spots are limited, 435-248-1800.

Enrollment for New Programs

We are currently enrolling for our new programs, which include Industrial Maintenance, Heavy Duty Diesel Technician and Nail Technician programs. For detailed information about all programs, visit www.tatc.edu.

ATV Round-up Scholarship Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for May 17.  Tooele Applied Technology College will be holding its third annual ATV Round-up Scholarship Fundraiser at Ophir Park.  For more information on registration or to become a sponsor, please contact Sarah Anderson at 435-248-1802.

Education

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

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.

Churches

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

To find a meeting house and time of worship for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, go to http://mormon.org/meetinghouse or contact 435-850-8211.

Berean Full Gospel Church

We invite you to discover how God’s Word can transform your life and provide you with the answers for questions and for problems you may be struggling to overcome. Come join us this Sunday morning for our 10 a.m. worship service where we will assemble in praise, share testimonies and explore worship in ways that strive to highlight the greatness of God. After our morning praise and worship time we enter into a one-hour Bible Study at 11 a.m. Attend with us Sunday mornings at 635 N. Main St., (Phil’s Glass), or call 435-578-8022 for more information.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, 580 S. Main St., Tooele. Everyone is welcome. Call 882-2048 for information.

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.

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 carissa.sanders2@gmail.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.

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

Mountain of Faith is celebrating Ash Wednesday, March 5, with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a service to follow at 7 p.m. Throughout Lent, weekly soup and bread dinners will be served on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. followed by a short service at 7 p.m. 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: info@stbarnabasepiscopal.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.

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.

St. Marguerite Lent Meals

Saint Marguerite Catholic Church’s Knights of Columbus will be serving fish during lent beginning March 7 through April 11. Cost is $7 for a three-piece and $5 for a two-piece. All meals served with fries, coleslaw and dessert.  Location is 15 S. 7th St., Tooele. Dinner will be served starting at 6 p.m. Please come and enjoy good food and good company.

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 Services and Bible Study at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse (next to the SP Swimming Pool). For details, please call us at 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.

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.

Charity

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.

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.

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 or Homemade Chili, 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.

Entertainment

Tony Medina and his band will be playing Friday, March 7, 8-11 p.m. For members and their guests only.

Special Event

DAV Meeting is scheduled Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage will be served from 6-9 p.m. that day. No regular Saturday night steak/fish dinners will be served. For members and their guests only.

Eagles

Steak Night

Remember the Eagles Auxiliary serves only the freshest steaks and the good fresh cut, home-cooked French fries. The special for Friday, Feb. 28 is a halibut dinner two-piece for $9 and three-piece for $11.

Sunday Breakfast

Breakfast will be served on March 9 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.

Eagles Family Night

Family Night will be on Saturday, March 1. Barbara Fox will serve Sloppy Joes with th e trimmings, salad, chips and dessert at 6:30 p.m. Bingo will follow. Please come and bring the family and friends. There will only be one more after this for this year until after summer. Public invited.

St. Patrick’s Dinner

Chairman Cheryl Barrus will serve corn beef and cabbage dinner with the trimmings on Saturday, March 15, 5-7:30 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. There will be a Booze Basket Raffle and all proceeds will go to the Lew Reed Spinal Cord Injury Fund. Take Outs will be available. Members and guests invited.

Past Presidents Dinner Meeting

The Past Presidents will meet at the Sun Lok Yen Restaurant at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 19. PMP Jan Fox will host the evening. All PPs are invited to come.

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.

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, Events and Sports

Recovery International

We have a very structured group that follows a format of four basic steps: report an upset, describe thoughts, impulses, feelings and sensations. If you can’t change a situation,  you can change your attitude toward it. Life can be distressing, but not dangerous. Recovery is helpful for handling addictions, fears, anxiety, anger, loneliness, worries and any challenge. Try it for six weeks. For more information, call MaryAnn 884-0215.

VFW 9413

Meeting Thursday at 7 p.m., VFW 9413, Pioneer Museum. Call Harold Williams at 435-882-2542.

Brain Injury Support Group

Tooele County Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets once a month starting Feb. 27, TATC, 88 S. Tooele Blvd., 6:30-7:30 p.m. All are welcome, survivors, family, friends and co-workers. More information with Michelle at mlgarbett@gmail.com. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month.

Positive Psychology

Learn simple ways to increase happiness through Positive Psychology. Wednesday, March 19, 6-7 p.m., Tooele City Library, 128 W. Vine St., Tooele. Contact Mykenzie Hydo at 801-523-4268 for more information.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Do something good for yourself and your heart, and make a plan to lose that excess weight. TOPS can help you achieve your goals and support you in your journey of health and wellness. We provide accountability through weekly weigh-ins and support and encouragement in a non-judgmental environment. TOPS is open to all men, women, teens and preteens. There are now two TOPS chapters in Tooele to accommodate your schedule. UT 330 Tooele meets Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the old county courthouse. Call Mary Lou at 830-1150 for information. UT 365 Tooele meets Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Bit n Spur Clubhouse, 240 W. 500 North. Call Lisa at 882-1442 for information. Also see the TOPS website at www.tops.org.

Tooele Gem and Mineral Society

Tooele Gem and Mineral Society meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Tooele Applied Technology College, 88 S. Tooele Blvd., 7:30 p.m. Membership dues are only $10 per year if you would like to join, or just come visit. Come learn about rocks, minerals and ways to craft with them and enjoy field trips for rock collecting. We are celebrating 50 years since the club was formed. Come have fun with us! Visit us on Facebook. Contact: 435-882-5752 or email TooeleGemAndMineral@gmail.com.

Valley Behavioral Heath Parent Class

The parenting class is an eight-week course that helps parents better understand child development, strengthen the parent-child relationship, positive communication and refine non-abusive discipline methods. The class takes place through Feb. 25 on Tuesday evenings. The cost is $80, or Medicaid is accepted for full coverage of cost (for open clients).

Live Fit Tooele County

Live Fit Tooele County sponsored indoor active play. For a detailed calendar, go to livefittc.org.

Sons of Utah Pioneers

The goals of the Sons of Utah Pioneers Settlement Canyon Chapter is to keep alive our pioneer heritage. We do this through histories, stories, artifacts, monuments, museums, service and scholarships. Much of this labor of love is found in the Tooele Pioneer Museum at 47 E. Vine in Tooele, as well as various statues and monuments around the county. The Tooele Pioneer cemetery, at the mouth of Settlement Canyon, is another of our projects. We are always looking for artifacts and histories, including yearbooks, as a loan or gift to be displayed for everyone’s benefit at the Tooele Pioneer Museum. To learn more about this fascinating work, attend a potlcuk dinner the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Citizens Center next to the Tooele Pioneer Museum. A short educational program will follow dinner. To speak with someone about the museum, call Tim Booth at 882-1902. For more information about the Sons of Utah Pioneers, call Glen Stevens at 882-3168.

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.

PFCCA

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.

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.

Seniors

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 February Birthday Dinner will be Feb. 28 at 4 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

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.

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