Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 1, 2005
Bulletin Board – March 1, 2005

Tooele

New food bank

Utah Food Bank is beginning a new food distribution out at the Deseret Peak Complex on Hwy 112 between Tooele and Grantsville. It will be on Friday, March 4. The gates will not open until after 7 a.m., and the distribution will begin about 9:30 a.m. Those wanting food should enter from the Sheep Lane entrance. Anyone is welcome, and volunteers to help distribute the food will be needed. If you have any questions call 882-2048.

Anastasia, Cosmo await

Your New Best Friend is waiting for you at the Grantsville City Animal Shelter! Visit www.petfinder.com, enter zip code 84029, and meet Betsy, Jake, Velvet, Drizella, Anastasia, Hooper, Cosmo and Kramer, the latter two of which are adorable 10-week-old brothers who have had their first shots. Several of these hounds are puppies, several are purebreds, and all are in need of new, loving homes right away. If you don’t have web access, please call 884-6881 or 884-4407 for more information or to arrange a face-to-face meeting with any or all of these wonderful, adoptable companions.

Veterans receive help

A field service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at the Tooele Workforce Service Center, 305 North Main Street, from 3-4:30 p.m. on March 11 to assist you in understanding and applying for rightful VA benefits, preparing and documenting application for compensation, pension, hospitalization, education and other benefits. This is a free service and veterans need not be members of the group to qualify for assistance.

Fix up that old chair

Utah State University Extension Office is offering an evening upholstery class March 7-18. It will run 5-9 p.m. every weeknight. The cost is $50 plus supplies used. If you plan on attending this class you must register and attend orientation. For more information or to register, call Patty at 843-2350. Class size is very limited and is on a first come-first serve basis, so call early.

Emergency food, clothing

The pantry is open to all in need. There is adult and children’s clothing. The pantry is open Saturdays 10 a.m. until Noon at First Baptist Church, 580 South Main Street. If you have an immediate need please call Pastor Jon at 882-2048.

Benefit shoot slated

A benefit shoot at Long Shot Ranch is scheduled for March 12 at 10 a.m. to help pay medical bills for Rulon Higley who has cancer and no insurance. Donations are greatly appreciated and may be taken to any Key Bank. For more information, call Carolee at 884-3741.

Meetings

Joint meeting slated

The Tooele City Council and the Tooele City Redevelopment Agency will meet in a joint business meeting on Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at the Tooele City Hall council room, 90 N. Main Street.

County planners meet

The Tooele County Planning Commission will hold a meeting on March 2 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main, Tooele.

Sports

FAST classes begin

F.A.S.T. (flexibility, agility and speed training) classes will begin Saturday, March 12, at the Tooele Junior High School on Saturdays. Certified trainers will instruct the classes. Boys and girls ages 4-12 are invited to attend this four-week class for $20. The times and age groups are: ages 4-6 9-10 a.m.; ages 7-9 10-11 a.m.; and ages 10-12 11 a.m. to Noon. Registration will begin a half an hour before each class on March 12.

Agility training plays an important role in co-ordination, acceleration, balance and reaction development, skills essential in all youth sports. Call for more information — Craig at 496-3275 or Rion at 496-3329.

Girls Fastpitch slated

Registration for Tooele Girls Fastpitch Recreational Softball will be held at the Little Theater inside Macey’s on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $45 for all ages ($10 late fee).

Season will start April 1 and runs through June. Games are 1-2 times per week, including two Saturdays: April 23 is opening day; June 4 is Super Saturday and picture day.

For more information or to help coach, call Judy at 843-0980, Diana at 833-0435, Curtis at 882-7800 or Earl at 882-7321.

Grantsville

Surplus sale

Grantsville Junior High School, 318 So. Hale, will hold a surplus sale of built-in cabinets, kitchen cabinets, student chairs/tables, stoves, dishwashers and lockers on March 2 from 3-5 p.m. Items are sold in “as is” condition with no warranty. Buyer is responsible for removal of items purchased. Items must be removed on or before March 4.

City council meets

The Grantsville City Council will hold its work and regular meeting Wednesday, March 2, at 429 E. Main St., Grantsville, at 7 p.m. for the regular meeting.

Sign up for girls softball

Come join the fun. Sign up to play Grantsville Girls Softball, ages 5-18, at the Grantsville or Stansbury branch of Tooele Federal Credit Union during banking hours through March 5. Cost is $45. Call Troy at 884-0375 with questions.

Cowboy family night

Dinner! Fun family entertainment! and dancing!

Grantsville High School Cowboy Club is sponsoring the annual Cowboy Family Night on March 7. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and the program will start at 7 p.m. Dinner will cost $4 per plate or $15 per family (up to six members) and includes the program and dancing. To attend the program only costs $2 or $1 for children 12 and under. Contributions go to Grantsville High’s Booster Club to support academics, arts and athletics. GHS memorabilia will be available for purchase.

G’ville Iraqi soldiers

Grantsville Old Folks Sociable Committee is looking for all Grantsville soldiers who have served in the Mideast during the Iraqi conflict. The servicemen and women will be honored during the upcoming Sociable. If you or someone you know has served recently in the Mideast call: Deanna Hislop at 884-6652 or Andrea Tate at 884-6532.

G’ville Children’s Sociable

The 2005 Grantsville Children’s Sociable will be Thursday, March 17. For questions contact Ken or Ada Goodworth at 884-6944.

Old Folks Sociable

The 121st Annual Grantsville Old Folks Sociable is slated for Saturday March 19. All events take place at the Grantsville High School unless noted. The schedule of events includes: car show at the Grantsville City Park

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Car show

12-2 p.m. — Reception, Commons

2-3:30 p.m. — Program, auditorium

3:30 p.m. Excuse Honored Guest for Dinner

5-6:30 p.m. — Program, auditorium

4-8 p.m. — Dinner, Commons

3:30-10 p.m. — Home Show, Arts & Crafts, Hospitality, Photo in the new gym

5-8 p.m. — Entertainment, new gym

8-11 p.m. — Karaoke, new gym

5-8 p.m. — Dance-Bud Hutchings Band, old gym

8:30-11 p.m. — Dance-Black Diamond, old gym

Tickets will be available for purchase starting this week at: Soelberg’s, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin, Kravers in both Grantsville and Stansbury, Way Station, Handy Corner, Macey’s, Grantsville City Hall, Senior Circle (inside the Mountain West Medical Center).

Pine Canyon

Planners meet

The Pine Canyon Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium on the first floor of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main Street, Tooele.

Stockton

Planners meet

The Stockton Planning and Zoning Commission will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 1, at the Stockton Town Hall, 18 N. Johnson St. from 7-9 p.m.

Churches

St. Marguerite’s Church

Sunday, March 6, St. Marguerite’s will collect food for our First Sunday Food Drive. All the food collected goes straight to our local food bank here in Tooele. Thank you for your continued support!

Baptist revival slated

The First Baptist Church of Grantsville will host its Spring Revival on March 6-9 with Ed Chaney as their evangelist. Ed is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. He has been in the ministry since 1958, pastoring numerous churches, serving in various capacities and preaching over 400 revivals in his career.

The First Baptist Church is located at 235 West Main, Grantsville. Services begin at 11 a.m. Sunday morning, March 6. Evening services will be held Sunday through Wednesday starting at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, contact the church at 884-6025 or the pastor and his wife, Rush and Eve Kee, at 884-3737. The public is invited to attend.

Cowboy Christians

The Cowboy Christian Fellowship meets Sunday 11 a.m. at 500 N. 200 West. We are currently working on the “Purpose Driven Life.” Call 882-8673 or 435-224-3333 for information.

Library

Share a story

The Tooele County Bookmobile Library, Grantsville, is participating in the 11th Annual National Young Writers and Illustrators Contest sponsored by KUED-Channel 7 and Emmy Award-winning series Reading Rainbow. Children in kindergarten through third grade may enter by telling original stories using their own words and pictures and could win a set of 10 Reading Rainbow episodes on DVD and related feature books. You may visit KUED’s web site (www.kued.org.rainbow) for contest information or visit the library to pick up contest rules and an entry form. Hurry! Contest ends Friday, April 1.

Books on sale

The Friends of the Library will have a half price book sale on Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Donations of books are greatly appreciated. Leave your books in the Tooele Public Library by the Friends book store. All money generated by the sale of books is used to purchase books and books on CD or tape, which are given to the library for all to use.

The book store is open to the public on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Fridays from 1-7 p.m. Please continue to support the library.

Adult Ed.

Get HS diploma

Get your high school diploma at the Tooele Adult Education Center, 76 S. 1000 West. The center offers all classes required for a high school diploma, adult basic education, GED preparation, word processing, driver’s education and English as a Second Language.

Register now so you can graduate in June! The low fee of $25 per semester covers all core classes you may want to take. Call 833-1994 for additional information.

Schools

Head start recruits

The Salt Lake CAP Head Start program is currently beginning its 2005- 2006 recruitment drive. Their goal is to ensure that all families in Salt Lake and Tooele Counties who qualify for services have access to the Head Start program. Head Start is a comprehensive preschool and family program. They provide an exceptional preschool education complimented by health and social services for the whole family. Program options include full and half-day classes; every child receives free meals while in Head Start. Eligible families are those whose total annual income does not exceed the federal poverty guidelines or have a child with a special need. Contact Head Start’s registration hotline at 801-972-2337 or log onto their website at www.headstart-slcap.org to fill out a pre-qualification form.

Elect council members

Tooele High School Community Council parent elections are coming! There are three vacancies on the Tooele High School Community Council to be filled for the 2005-2006 school year. Persons interested need to be willing to serve a two-year term starting July 1, 2005. The council meets monthly and members need to make a conscientious effort to attend all meetings.

Nominations will be taken until March 15. If you wish to nominate someone or are willing to serve yourself, call the high school at 833-1978 or e-mail Community Council Chairman Lynn Andersen at fambytes@emstar2. net. Election ballets will be available April 4-6 in the front office at Tooele High School and must be turned in by 6:30 p.m. April 6 at the beginning of our regular community council meeting. All parents/guardians of Tooele High School students are encouraged to come by and vote.

Guide good choices

Are you the parent of a fifth or sixth grade student who attends East, West, Copper Canyon, Middle Canyon, Northlake, Overlake or Harris Elementary? Then Guiding Good Choices is for you! In this five-week workshop series you will learn about important issues facing your child as he or she gears up for the teen years. The next classes will be taught at Tooele High School. Tuesday class begins March 1 at 7 p.m. Wednesday class begins March 2 at 7 p.m. Call Melissa at 843- 0392 to register or ask questions. Hurry! Workshops fill up fast!

Middle Cyn. Science fair

Middle Canyon Elementary is holding its science fair on Wednesday-Thursday, March 2-3. The public is invited to view the science fair projects on March 3 from 5-7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.

Preschool available

If your child has not attended a preschool program prior to kindergarten, he/she may be eligible for “Get Ready” pre-kindergarten program held June 6- 30 from 8-10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday at East, Northlake or Willow Elementary Schools. The cost is $10, refundable at the end of the session if your child has missed less than two days. Pick up a registration form at your neighborhood school or call 833-1900 ext. 1152.

Seniors

Grandparents help kids

Volunteers of America, Utah, is offering the Foster Grandparent Program for limited income seniors in Tooele County. Seniors must be over 60 and willing to volunteer at least 15 hours a week with children in school settings. Eligible seniors may qualify for a monthly tax free stipend of approximately $200. Contact Jennifer at the Tooele Office at 882-3154 or 840-0462 to see if you qualify.

Grantsville senior citizens

Free coffee and pool in March — compliments of the Center board. The Grantsville Senior Center can be called at 884-3446.

• Mondays 9 a.m. aerobics; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.

• Tuesdays 10 a.m. ceramics; 1 p.m. Skipbo; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.

• Wednesdays 8 a.m. aerobics; 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. breakfast; 1 p.m. Pinochle

• Thursdays 9 a.m. Pinochle; 10 a.m. line dancing; 12 p.m. blood pressure clinic; 1 p.m. Bingo; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.

• Fridays 9 a.m. aerobics; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.

• Everyday quilting

• March 3 — Center board meeting at 7 p.m.

• March 6 — Laughlin-Mesquite trip

• March 9 — Blood sugar and blood pressure test at 9 a.m.

• March 25 — St. Patrick’s Day birthday dinner at 5 p.m. Entertainment by Shawnee Nash & Co.

• March 27 — Happy Easter

• March 29 — Foot clinic 1:30-3:30 p.m. Appointments are necessary. Tooele seniors

• Mondays — Line dancing at 1 p.m.

• Tuesdays — Advanced line dancing at 1 p.m.

• Exercise classes 10:30-11:30 a.m. — Monday, Cardio Breeze (flowing cardio, balance and stretching; Wednesday, aerobics, basic step and strength training; Thursday, Pilates and Yoga; Friday, Tai Chi and Yoga.

• DJ Tony Busico will play from 12-1 p.m. during the month of February.

• March 4, 11, 18 — Delbert Long will DJ for dancing 6-8 p.m.

• March 25 — Ned Garcia will DJ for dancing 6-8 p.m.

Senior Circle, MWMC

Senior Circle costs just $15 per year. Call 843-3690 for a membership form and to RSVP for all activities except exercise and water aerobics.

• Body Instincts — Meets on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Pinnacle Therapy (29 S. Main). Free to members.

• Hinges and Twinges (water aerobics) — Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Pratt Aquatic Center, $2.50 for members, $3.50 for non-members.

• March 2 — Day Diabetes Support Group meets 11 a.m. at the health department (181 N. Main).

• March 4 — Breakfast Buddies meet 9 a.m. at Jim’s Family Restaurant for Dutch treat.

• March 16 — Wellness Luncheon (topic: Social Security) meets at 11 a.m. at the health department (181 N. Main). Lunches cost $3 for members and $5

for guests.

• March 17 — Breast Cancer Support Group at 7 p.m. in the MWMC classrooms.

• March 18 — Day trip to the Huntsman Cancer Institute/ Utah Museum of Natural History. Cost is $18 plus lunch. Tour the cancer research labs and visit the learning center. Learn more about skin cancer through a presentation by a Cancer Information Specialist. After lunch, the afternoon will be spent at the Utah Museum of Natural History. Money is due one week prior to the trip to reserve your spot.

• March 24 — Evening Diabetes Support Group at 7 p.m. Meets at MWMC in classrooms.

• March 28 — Skin Care Class at 1 p.m. in the MWMC classrooms. Find out how to care for your aging skin. Free makeover!

• March 29 — Birthday Bingo Night at 5 p.m. in the MWMC cafeteria. Come celebrate March birthdays and play bingo for prizes. Pizza, cake and drinks will be served! Cost is $2. Space is limited.

Retirement seminar

The Social Security Administration will sponsor a free retirement seminar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at the Salt Lake City Library at 210 E. 400 S. This is a great opportunity to get first hand information, directly from Social Security, to find out in advance what you will need to do and how to do it, as you look forward to your coming retirement. The meeting will be held in conference room “A”, just down the stairs and on the left. Whether your retirement date is coming up soon or you are just planning ahead, this can be an informative and helpful session and gives you the opportunity to get answers to your retirement questions.

Scouts

Cub Scout Roundtable

New and experienced Cub Scout leaders attend Cub Scout leader Roundtable on Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. in the TJHS chorus room. The staff will present ideas for the April theme. Attend roundtable and help your pack become one of the great ones.

Boy Scout Roundtable

Boy Scout Roundtable for all Boy Scout leaders, Young Men’s presidencies and Primary presidents will be held Thursday, March 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Tooele Junior High library. This month’s featured subjects include Court of Honor, songs and skits, Spring Merit Badge Pow Wow-Camp O Ree. See you there!

Groups

Homemakers meet

The Tooele Homemakers will meet Monday, March 7, at 10 a.m. at the Utah State University Extension office, 151 North Main. Tricia Fuhriman, from the Tooele County Health Department, will share information on government assistance programs (Medicaid, Medicare, etc.). We will have pork roast for lunch, provided by the officers. Please bring your favorite dessert or salad to go with the roast. RSVP to Neva Cate at 882-5386 or Barbara Hawkins at 882-1785 to make it easier to serve you.

Historical society

Members and guests of the Tooele County Historical Society are invited to a meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m. at the Tooele Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine, Tooele (enter at the back).

KSL Radio personality Doug Wright will present information on the Tintic and Eureka Mining District; Doug has a keen interest in this topic and has a cabin in the town of Eureka. The History, Vol. II will be available of $25. For information, contact President Jay De La Mare at 882-1469 or Publicist Alice Dale at 882-1612.

Castaways AA

Castaways AA meets Monday- Friday at Noon at St. Barnabas Center, 1784 N. Aaron Drive, Tooele: open, mixed, non-smoking, wheelchair access, nursery available.

Tooele Gun Club

We’re starting a new night league on Wednesday, March 2, at 6 p.m. — four weeks, 50 birds each night. Also, the Round Robin starts on Sunday, March 6, so get your application in before the deadline on March 4. Shooters of all skill levels are needed so get some friends together and sign up. Remember we’re open on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at noon, and Sundays at 10 a.m. For more information, call John Miller at 882-2429.

NWTF banquet slated

Tooele County National Wild Turkey Federation banquet will be March 19 at the Deseret Peak Complex. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. A free calling seminar will begin at 2 p.m. For information, call Bob Pannunzio at 882-8558.

Alzheimer’s support

The next meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support & Education Group will be Tuesday, March 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Citizen Center, 50 E. Vine. Those interested in attending this monthly group or for more information, call Frank Reed at 882-2870 ext. 130.

Diabetes support

The Diabetic Support Group will meet Wednesday, March 2, at the Tooele Health Department building at 11 a.m. This month Judy Rigby will talk about Medicare and Medicade. We invite all who are interested to attend. For information, call Carol Rawlings at 843-9787.

Surgery support group

A monthly support group meeting is held for all weightloss surgery patients, their supporters and those interested in learning more about the surgical treatment of obesity. At each meeting a success habits topic is featured with handouts, participatory activities and challenges. Meetings are facilitated by support group leaders from Bariatric Support Centers International.

Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center, radiology break room, 2055 N. Main, Tooele. Group leader Suzie Hansen can be reached at 882-5202. For more information, contact Bariatric Support Centers International, 801-327- 6500 or www.bariatricsupportcenter. com.

Elk events

• Corn beef/cabbage — The Tooele Ladies of Elks will serve their famous Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner Tuesday, March 8, at 6-7:30 p.m. at the Tooele Elks Lodge. The cost will be $7 per plate. Reservations must be made by March 4 (takeouts also). Please call 435-882-2103 or 435-882-1514. All Elks, Ladies of Elks and their guests are welcome. Need not be a member for take outs!

• Meeting — The Tooele BPOE and Ladies of Elks regular meeting will start at 8 p.m. following dinner March 8. Eagles events

• Friday night steak — The Eagles will serve their steak, shrimp, halibut and chicken dinners on Friday, March 4, from 6:30-9 p.m. PMP Betty Donnelly will host the evening.

• Family night — Karlyn Bishop and her family will host family night Saturday, March 12. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. with Eaglo to follow.

• Easter basket auction — On Friday, March 4, the Auxiliary Sisters will make and donate Easter baskets for an auction, and a $100 Easter money tree will be raffled. All proceeds support Special Olympics Utah.

• Karaoke contest/steak — On Friday, March 11, KD Karaoke Entertainment, Keith and Debbie, will have a contest at 7 p.m. Entry free is $3 and winner takes all: one CDC and eight hours studio time with Chartbuster Karaoke Master Tracks.

• Cancer fund dinner/dance — The cancer fund dinner/ dance will be held March 19 featuring stuffed pork chops and live music. Chairman Byron and Corrie Anderson will raffle items including an electric organ.

• St. Patrick’s party — On Thursday, March 17, there will be a party. Watch for details.

• Open pool tournament — There will be an open pool tournament on Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. Contact Randy Cruz for more information at the lodge or call 830-0656.

Moose events

• March 5 Crab Crack — The Moose annual crab crack will be March 5 at 6:30 p.m. for the annual crab crack. Cost is $18.50 for crab and $15 for steak. Prepaid reservations are required before March 2. Karaoke will be provided by Kickin Karaoke at 8 p.m.

• March 5 Frozen tee shirt contest — Great prizes for first, second and third places. A donation of $2 is requests; kids are welcome. The contest will be during Karaoke.

Volunteers

Help violence victims

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy (DVSAVA) is looking for volunteer victim advocates to provide coverage for a countywide crisis line. Training starts March 15; call now. To learn more contact Betsy at 843-1203 or 241-0337.

General

No business mistakes

Salt Lake & Tooele Employer Committee (SLTEC) Seminar, sponsored by Tooele City, will be held Wednesday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Avoid the “10 Most Common Employment Law Mistakes Made by Supervisors and Managers.”

What you will learn by attending this seminar:

• How to protect yourself and/ or your employer from liability

• Recognize common legal mistakes and how to avoid them

• Steps to take back for supervisors, leads and managers in your organization

• Current case studies which may mirror issues in your workplace

Registration is at 11 a.m.; lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.; presentation is from 12- 1:30 p.m. at the Little America Hotel, Ballroom A, 500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City. Cost is $32.

If you have questions or special needs, such as parking or auxiliary communicative aids, due to a disability, please contact Sylvia Farrand, (801) 468- 0239. Register by March 7.

Opera by children

Utah Festival Opera’s Education Program known as Opera by Children™ has aided over 140 classes statewide this school year in creating original operas. In March, 45 of the classes from Cache, Logan, and Box Elder Districts will perform at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in downtown Logan. UFO invites you to attend the Children’s Opera Festival March 9-11, 15-18, and 29-31 at 7 p.m. Admittance is free and open to the public; no formal tickets are required.

The children have been working for the entire school year to write librettos and music, design sets and costumes, and to rehearse their shows for public viewing. This year’s presentations will include productions of original children’s operas with subjects ranging from hurricanes and shipwrecks to Spanish explorers and castles. The remaining 100+ operas are created by students from the Tooele, Davis, Salt Lake, Wasatch, Garfield, Granite, Alpine, Weber, Washington, and Preston school districts, and will be performed in local venues.

Grants available

The Utah Arts Council announces its Project Grant for Individual Artists. The deadline is April 1, 2005. Artists of all disciplines (visual, performance, literary, media, etc.) are invited to apply. Applications are available online through arts.utah. gov or interested artists may contact the Utah Arts Council at 236-7553 to receive a copy of the guidelines and application by mail.

The Utah Arts Council staff will hold a grant-writing workshop on Tuesday, March 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Alice Gallery at the Glendinning Home, 617 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City, to introduce the new format of the grant and review the granting process.

For more information on the Artist Grant or the Utah Arts Council’s services to individual artists, email artistgrant@utah. gov or call (801)236-7553.

Gem Faire slated

The 16th Annual Gem Faire is set for March 18-20 at Utah State Fair Park in Salt Lake City. Hours are Friday Noon-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5, valid for the entire weekend.

Over 100 dealers from all over the world will be on hand to exhibit and sell all kinds of gems, jewelry, beads, crystals, rocks, minerals and much more at the lowest prices in today’s market. Finished and rough gemstones, as well as findings will also be available all under one roof.

In addition, a master jeweler will be on site to repair your favorite jewelry and to restore a family heirloom or merely create the jewelry of your dreams.

Classes and demonstrations, including wire-wrapping by Carolyn Eddy and bead stringing by Tremaine Fenton, are offered to all skill levels. Plus, enter to win hourly door prizes all weekend long.

For more information, visit www.gemfaire.com or contact Gem Faire, Inc. at 503-252-8300 or info@gemfaire.com.

Basketball tournament

North American Youth Sports has several openings in their annual spring youth basketball tournament at Fremont High School in Salt Lake City April 1-2. For more information, call 800-787-3265 or tournament director Pam Molen at 801-732- 9730.

Art Access Gallery

• Hearts & Flowers: What I Did On My Summer Vacation Art Access Gallery is pleased to present Hearts & Flowers: What I Did On My Summer Vacation, by Salt Lake City artist, Anne Vinsel. This exhibition of encaustic and oil paintings which melds the two neighborhoods of the artist, will hang from March 18 through April 8. The Artist’s Reception will be held on Friday, March 18, from 6-9 p.m. during the Salt Lake Gallery Association’s monthly Gallery Stroll.

Art Access & Plan-B Announcing a Call for Artists.

Art Access/VSA arts of Utah and Plan-B Theatre Company are seeking artists to submit works for a juried group exhibition.

In conjunction with Plan-B Theatre Company’s September production of Patient A by Lee Blessing, the two organizations are collaborating on the installation of “Patient S – An Exploration of AIDS Statistics vs. Individual Lives”, an exhibition seeking the individual human faces of AIDS/HIV. Art Access and Plan-B are partnering in this effort to promote a more intensive community dialogue concerning the AIDS/HIV pandemic.

Interested artists should contact Amanda with Art Access Gallery at 801-328-0703 to learn more about how to be considered.

Art Access Gallery is located at 339 West Pierpont Avenue in Salt Lake City. Regular gallery hours are Monday–Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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