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.
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 ‘72
We would like to invite you to a meeting to help plan our 40+ reunion. We will meet at the Tooele Senior Citizens Center on March 21 at 7 p.m. The address is 59 E. Vine St. Please come and support your class.
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.
Old Folks Sociable
Attention honored guests of the Grantsville Old Folks Sociable. If you are 75 years old or older and live in Grantsville or have ever lived in Grantsville, you should have received a letter inviting you to attend the sociable. If you did not receive this letter, please contact Wayne Butler at 884-6460. Thanks, and see you at the sociable.
Grantsville Irrigation assessments are due April 5. There is a $50 late fee for payments received after April 5. We only accept cash or check as payment. We anticipate starting up the system around April 15 but that can change based on the weather. Please make sure all valves are closed. Contact the office at 884-3451 if you have any questions.
Tooele City Library
Tuesdays, 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. March 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 National Nutrition Month and St. Patrick’s Day, we will exchange our favorite green salads and dressings during March. Also all month long, Denny’s loves Dr. Seuss. Read 10 Dr. Seuss books to get a free kids meal at Denny’s during the month of March. Bring your 10 book titles to the library and pick up your free coupon. Kids 10 and under. One coupon per child. March 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Square Foot Gardening 101. Learn how to grow all the organic food you’ll need in just 20 percent of the space needed for a traditional garden. March 15, 4 to 7:30 p.m. and March 16, noon. Teen gaming tournament. March 16, 3 p.m., a free breastfeeding class will be held in the south side room of the library. March 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oh My Tech! Computer and Internet workshop.
GHS arts festival
Grantsville High School’s art department in collaboration with the English department is hosting an arts festival. The theme for the festival is “Worlds Apart.” We are addressing the civil rights issues so prevalent from 1830 to 1930. English students have created book mark banners to illustrate their novel from this time period, music students are learning music, songs and dances from that time period to perform, and art students are creating art in all mediums to illustrate events and issues. It will be presented to the student body and their families on March 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the GHS commons and auditorium. Admittance is free. Many students will be required to attend for class credit, and many other teachers will be awarding extra credit for attendance. Community and family members are welcome. This has been the art department’s PLC project this year.
The Stansbury High School instrumental music department is holding a concert on March 14 at 7 p.m. in the SHS auditorium.
Clarke N. Johnsen Junior High School will be holding an open house for all incoming seventh graders on March 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All class requests are due on this date.
“Once Upon a Mattress” will open March 21 at 7:30 p.m. and continue nightly (except Sunday) until March 27. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. CNJJHS’s production is directed by Jorden Cammack and features Amanda Brandaris, Brenna Lemmon, Grace Steele, Breanna Furniss, Tyson Turner and Dawson Carter in the leading roles. “Once Upon a Mattress“ is a fantastic musical based on the classic story of the princess and the pea. For more information, contact Cammack at email@example.com.
THS community council
Tooele High School’s community council meeting will be held March 21 at 7 p.m. in the school library. All parent of THS students are welcome to attend.
TJHS community council
The next Tooele Junior High School community council meeting will be held March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the TJHS Library. All TJHS parents are encouraged to attend.
Spring Fling Carnival
The annual Spring Fling Carnival at Middle Canyon Elementary, 751 E. 1000 North, will be held March 22 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for the entire community. Bring your family for dinner, treats, bounce houses, games, prizes and more. Sponsored by the MCE PTA.
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. 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.
Tooele County Summit
The annual Tooele County Summit will be held March 26 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at Tooele High School. The summit is for high school students and their parents. The public is invited to attend the keynote speaker address by Heather Anderson, Miss Utah USA 2007. The keynote will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Many great breakout sessions to choose from to follow. High school students can earn credit for attending. Check with your school for more information.
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 for a fun night out with your spouse? Join us March 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 151 N. Main St. Dinner will be served. Cost is $10 a couple. This month’s theme is “Under Construction.” You will be making an easy wooden picture frame. Also, get some tools to build your relationship at this great night out. Register at http://marchtooeledatenight.eventbrite.com. Free youth activities for ages 2 and up. To reserve space for youth activities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 840-4404. Dinner will be provided for children. Please include number of children, ages and any food allergies. Please reserve the day before the event. Couples who are able to attend the next four date nights in March, April, May and June will receive $30 cash back. Co-sponsored by the Tooele County Healthy Marriage Coalition.
Join us for a coupon presentation on March 16 at 1 p.m. A presenter from Grocery Smarts is teaching a class and we will join her for our monthly coupon club in March. The meeting will be at the Tooele County Health Building in the USU Extension classroom. If you want, bring any coupons you’d like to share or exchange. We will also be scheduling a date and time for KUTV’s Grocery Guru to do a grocery shopping tour in Tooele. Cost for the tour will be $10.
Family reading night
Come to a family fun reading night March 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. at 151 N. Main St. There will be fun books to read, games to play, prizes and cupcakes. The whole family is invited. Hosted by Tooele Valley Rotary Club. Questions? Call Darlene at 277-2406.
Mother/daughter spa day
Would you like to spend a little “girl time?” Come have a relaxing time and learn how to make homemade lotion, body scrub, lip balm and more. You will take a basket of products home that you have made on May 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $12 for two. Register early. Class is limited to the first 10 paid mother/daughter registrations. Questions? Call Darlene at 277-2406 or Reine at 496-4244.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Hospice volunteers are needed for Harmony Hospice to give a wonderful gift: your time, companionship, yardwork and music. Become an 11th hour volunteer. Call Coy at 225-6586.
Rocky Mountain Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers in Tooele. Our volunteers provide respite care, friendly visits, conversation, light household chores, and other needs to terminally ill patients who are on our hospice services. Please visit our website at www.rockymountaincarefoundation.org. Training, background check, and TB test required — all provided. Please contact Jill at (801)397-4904 for additional information.
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.
No steaks served
There will be no steaks served on March 16 due to our lodge celebrating an early St. Patrick’s Day. Chef Steve will have his famous corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings. This event starts at 6 p.m. Please come out, have a great meal and support your lodge. For members and their guests only.
On March 23, the Old Man Garage Band will be playing starting at 7 p.m. Our chef Teri will be cooking up her favorite meal for this event. Please come and enjoy the food/entertainment and support your lodge. For members and their guests.
Kid’s Easter party
The kid’s Easter party is scheduled for March 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to enjoy this great event. For members and their guests only.
Remember the Eagles Auxiliary serves only the freshest steaks and the good fresh cut, home-cooked French fries. On March 15, Barbara and Kevin Denner will cook and serve the dinners. The special is the 12-ounce sirloin steak dinner for $8.75 with all the trimmings. Please come up, have a delicious dinner and socialize. Members and guests are invited.
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.
St. Patrick’s Day dinner
The St. Patrick’s Day Committee will serve a corned beef and cabbage dinner on March 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. or until it is gone. The cost is $8 per person. All members and guests are invited to attend. Come out and have a great dinner.
PPs dinner meeting
PMP Karlyn Bishop will host the dinner meeting at Anthony’s restaurant on March 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.
Ladies of Elks
The Tooele Ladies of Elks annual charity luncheon will be held March 16. The social begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch to follow at noon. All women invited. Cost is $10. There will be a raffle, door prizes and entertainment provided by the Dancing Queens. This is a great way to spend your afternoon. For more information, call 882-1298 or contact any Tooele Ladies of Elks member.
Free tax preparation
To honor unsung heroes, Liberty Tax Service is offering free tax preparation for all doctors, nurses, medical technicians and hospital employees who are first-time customers through March 17. The company will offer this service at their participating 1202 N. Main St. office. For more information, call (866) 871-1040. Liberty Tax does take appointments but they are not necessary.
Stansbury Riders is looking for youth and adult riders for the 2013 season. The youth riders will begin April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grantsville Rodeo Grounds (weather and arena conditions permitting). Adults will begin in June. Practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. You must have your own horse and transportation. Dues (which pay for prizes and awards) are as followed: youth district is $7 each, adult state is TBD (usually around $50 each). Club dues are $15 for single and $25 for family (family consists of two adults and three children). If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Walker at (801) 455-6559 or Chevelle Anderson at 841-0972.
Junior Bit and Spur
The Tooele Junior Bit and Spur Riding Club is ready to start another year. We are looking for kids ages 6 to 15 who share the love of horses to come down to learn horsemanship, teamwork and how to have fun. We are hosting a meet and greet March 28 at 7 p.m. in our clubhouse located at the Tooele arena. For more info, contact Sam at 841-9834 or Cathy at (801) 541-3525.
Tooele County Master Gardener spring pruning demonstration will be held March 16 in two sessions. The first session will be in Erda from 10 a.m. to noon and the second session will be in Tooele City from 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and learn how to prune fruit trees, grapes, small berries and ornamental shrubs. Demonstrations will be held in the outdoors and are hands-on. Participation is encouraged, so bring your gloves and pruners. This event is no charge and open to the public. The sessions will be conducted by USU Extension Agent Linden Greenhalgh and Master Gardener Jay Cooper. The 10 a.m. session will be at 984 Ironwood Road in Erda. The 2 p.m. session will be at Speirs Farm, 394 W. 200 South in Tooele. Dress for the weather and wear boots as the places can be muddy. Contact Cooper at 830-1447 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Club of Tooele is excited to present family “Minute to Win it!” All families are encouraged to attend this activity on March 15 between 6:30 and 8 p.m. at the Dow James Building, 438 W. 400 North. Contestants will be randomly drawn and must be between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in addition to complimentary membership to Boys & Girls Club of Tooele for all interested youth. All youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Water polo oranges
Fresh water polo oranges, picked and rushed from California to Tooele in just one day, need to be sold. The profits will support the Tooele water polo team. Cost is $35 for a full case or $25 for a half case. More than 600 cases still need to be sold. Call Shawna at 224-2892 or Janet at 224-4438.
The Tooele County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 14th annual banquet and auction on April 6 at the Deseret Peak Complex. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early bird incentive tickets are available until March 23. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Laurie Erickson at 830-9224, Jody Erickson at 849-1082 or Ty Anderson at 830-4660. We encourage advanced ticket purchase, but tickets will be available at the door.
Mr. & Miss Amazing Pageant
A pageant for people with disabilities (ages 14-28) in Tooele County will be held March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Tooele High School auditorium. Cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family (five people). All proceeds will benefit our Severe Special Education Program. There will be a silent auction and concessions. For more information or to donate, please contact Rebecca Ford at Tooele High School at 833-1978, ext. 2194 or email@example.com.
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.
St. Patrick’s Day dinner
The Knights of Columbus will be having its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner on March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Marguerite Catholic Church. Cost is $8 for adults in advance or $9 at the door, and $3 for children in advance or $4 at the door. For more information call Billy Sandoval at 830-5870.
The next Overlake HOA board meeting will be held March 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.
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.
Deseret Peak softball
Registration is now open for the 2013 men’s and coed leagues. The fee is $425 per team and must be paid by April 24. Cash or check payments can be made at the convention center office at Deseret Peak or credit card payment over the phone by calling Chris at 843-4003. Any questions regarding the leagues contact Jeff at 840-1735.
Korean War veterans
Join the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee and the Korean War Veteran Association of Utah in commemorating Korean War veterans on April 24 at 1 p.m. at Memorial Grove Park, 375 N. Canyon Road in Salt Lake City. Korean veterans will receive a certificate of thank you signed by the chairman of the Department of Defense. Please send your name as you want it printed on the certificate, address, phone number, branch of service and email address to Les Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 22. For more information, visit http://koreanwar.defense.gov/purpose.html or call Lori Burke at (703) 545-0017.
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.
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.
Bereavement support group
Harmony Hospice offers a weekly bereavement support group for any person who has had a loved one who has died. You do not need to be affiliated with Harmony or have had services in order to come and participate. Everyone is welcome. The group meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Harmony Home Health and Hospice, 2356 N. 400 East, Bldg. B, Suite 206 in Tooele. Please contact Leonard Barber for any questions you might have at 843-9054.
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. The next meeting is March 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. at 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.
Mood disorder support group
Do you or someone you love have a mood disorder? NAMI-Tooele affiliation offers help, hope and healing. Please join us for support group sessions every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the New Reflection Clubhouse on 900 South in Tooele. For more info, contact Kelly at 841-9903.
The 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
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. 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 birthday dinner is March 29 at 4 p.m. The Grantsville Music Company will put on a variety show.
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.
There will be a bake sale and yard sale at the Tooele Senior Center during the Friday night dinner on March 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. to help raise money for some of the senior activities. The entire community is invited.
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. June 23 to 29, trip to Mt. Rushmore/Black Hills. Cost is $599 per person, double occupancy.