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.
Kick Butts Day
On March 20 from 4 to 5 p.m., Tooele’s anti-tobacco youth group will hold a Kick Butts Day activity. They will move between Tooele City Hall and the Tooele County Health Department with signs protesting the tobacco industry’s addictive products. The community is invited to attend.
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 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oh My Tech! Computer and Internet workshop.
Health and safety fair
Settlement Canyon Elementary is having its third annual health and safety fair on March 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at 935 W. Timpie Road in Tooele. Additional parking is around the back of the school.
The Tooele County FIRST Robotics Team 4348 is competing on March 22 and 23 at the Maverik Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event is free to attend. Please come and support the robot that your local high school students have built to play a game similar to frisbee golf. We would like to thank all of our sponsors: SAIC, JC Penney, L3, Muratec, Detroit Diesel, Little Caesar’s, Logowear, Walmart, Transcript-Bulletin and Home Depot. We would also like to thank all of our mentors and CLC. Without them we could not compete.
“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.
Grantsville Elementary council
Grantsville Elementary School will be holding the fourth community council meeting of the year on March 27 at 4 p.m. in the library. This is a change from our usual Thursday schedule. All interested parents are invited to attend.
East Elementary council
East Elementary’s next community council meeting will be held March 21 at 6 p.m.
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).
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.
Cosmetology open enrollment is April 1 through 5. Focus on the cutting edge of trends and styles in hair and beauty. Tooele Applied Technology College has the one of the top programs in the state with 100 percent placement and a 99 percent pass rate on the state licensure exam. TATC instructors work closely with students ensuring the techniques they learn are what is needed in today’s industry. Call 248-1800 today to start.
A new Certified Nursing Assisting class starts May 20. Prepare for a career in healthcare quickly and economically in TATC’s beautiful, new state-of-the-art facility. Instructors provide hands-on personal training to ensure you become exceptional in your field. In addition, TATC assists all graduates with job placement in one of the many CNA job openings employers have. Call 248-1800 today to reserve your place.
Custom Fit Training
The Custom Fit program offered through TATC provides training solutions for businesses in Tooele County. Custom Fit Training is a state-funded program designed to keep companies competitive in today’s market by subsidizing the direct cost of training between 40 and 60 percent. Companies who partner with the Custom Fit program must be a for-profit business located in Tooele County. That is all you need to qualify. From Excel to OSHA (and everything in between) the Custom Fit program can help you. Call Custom Fit at 248-1805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Methodist Church
At Tooele UMC we welcome all who want to discover God’s love and worship in a friendly, accepting and loving environment. Come as you are, whoever you are, wherever you are in your spiritual journey. Sunday worship service, 11 a.m. Lunch and Learn, Wednesdays 12:30 to 2 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy an interactive bible study led by Pastor Debi. Please check our website, tooelecumc.org, or call Tooele UMC’s office at 882-1349 or Pastor Debi’s cell at (801)651-2557 for more info. We are located at 78 E. Utah Ave. in Tooele.
Every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., we will serve a free spaghetti dinner from Tooele United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to come and eat. Our goal is to provide a free, hot meal for the homeless population in Tooele. We want to offer them a safe, warm place to eat and relax for a few hours every Wednesday evening. We also want to get the community involved and invite all people in order to forge relationships and build bridges between people of all economic backgrounds in Tooele. Although the meal is being served from TUMC, it is a non-denominational event and we invite and encourage all people to join us. We will need help and volunteers in various ways, such as helping to serve, cook and clean up, donate food and share talents. If you are interested in getting involved, e-mail Carissa Sanders at email@example.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. The Gospel of John study will begin Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. No pressure, just come and enjoy the fellowship.
Passion for God, compassion for people at 276 E. 500 North in Tooele, phone: 882-6263. Come as you are this Sunday, where you can hear a message from the Bible and meet new friends. Service times: Bible study (for all ages) 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m.; WiseGuys children’s program 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all services, and children’s church during morning worship. WiseGuys Program during evening worship.
Mountain of Faith Lutheran
We’re a healthy, growing congregation who welcomes newcomers and reaches out to those in need. Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at 560 S. Main Street, Tooele. We treat the word of God with respect without taking ourselves too seriously. Check us out on Facebook by searching for Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church. Please join us for meaningful worship that is also casual and relaxed. For more information about our family of faith, call 882-7291.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
La Iglesia Biblica Bautista de Tooele le invita a sus servicios en espanol Jueves 6 p.m., Domingos 2 p.m. We invite you to their Spanish services on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Come to know a church that focused in the word of God rather than the emotions. God loves you and he wants to reveal himself to you. Located at 276 E. 500 North, Tooele. Call 840-5036, rides provided.
Saint Marguerite Catholic Church’s weekly schedule: Eucharist: Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m., noon (Spanish), 6 p.m.; weekdays, 9 a.m. Reconciliation: Saturdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. or by appointment. Religious education: Sundays, 4:30 p.m., followed by the 6 p.m. Sunday Eucharist. The church is located at 15 S. Seventh St. Contact 882-3860.
Covenant People Assembly are teaching the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. Visitors welcome on Saturdays at 1 p.m., 37 S. Main Street, Tooele. Call 843-5444 for more information.
Bible Baptist Church
The folks at Bible Baptist Church would like to invite you to some old fashioned church services with singing from the old fashioned hymns and messages from the old fashioned KJV Bible. Some things should never change. Sunday Service times: Sunday School, 10 a.m.; gospel hour, 11 a.m.; Bible study, 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening services, 6 p.m. Contact Pastor Jeff Sinner at 840-2152.
Mountain View Baptist Church
We would like to invite you to start the new year off by discovering what God’s plan and purpose is for your life. The Bible contains all of the answers for life’s questions. Come and join us this Sunday for our adult Bible study and graded Sunday School which starts at 9:45 a.m. Our worship service begins at 11 a.m. We also have a Bible study time each Sunday at 6 p.m. We meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for prayer time. Bring your needs and let us pray together for God’s help. Mountain View Baptist Church meets at the Eastgate Plaza in Grantsville, Suite 2C. Join us.
Stansbury Park Baptist Church
Please join us each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible study at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse (located next to the swimming pool). Colossians and 2nd Timothy are the current teaching focus. For details, please call 830-1868 or go to www.stansburyparkbc.com.
First Lutheran Church
First Lutheran Church at 349 N. Seventh Street would like to invite you to hear of God’s grace and the love of Christ who died to forgive you of your sins and attain salvation on your behalf every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and every Sunday evening at 6 p.m.
New Life at Waters Edge
New Life Christian Fellowship of Tooele and Waters Edge in Stansbury Park are joining as one church starting on Easter. We decided we could love God and people better together than separate. Worship will continue on Sundays at 411 E. Utah Ave. at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., as well as at Stansbury High School at 10 a.m. Youth group, kids programs and outreach services will be shared by all mid-week at the Tooele building, where the pastors of both churches will now office. The community is welcome to all services of this one church that now meets in two locations.
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.
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 22, Sabrina Niles will cook and serve the dinners. The special is the two-piece halibut dinner for $9 or three-piece halibut dinner for $11 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.
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 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.
Back Country Horsemen
The March meeting of the West Desert Back Country Horsemen of Utah will be held March 25 at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Tooele County Courthouse. We will be discussing the Stansbury Island ride. Horsemen interested in joining our group are always welcome. For more information contact Carol Nudell at 833-9085. We hope to see you there.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com no later than March 22. For more information, visit http://koreanwar.defense.gov/purpose.html or call Lori Burke at (703) 545-0017.
Military and family summit
The Governor’s Military and Family Summit will be held April 17 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple in Salt Lake City. There will be free seminars and workshops from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that are designed for veterans, military, family, community leaders, first responders, employers, clergy and all concerned community members. For more information contact Earl Simmons at (801) 432-4921. There will also be a “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact H2H.Jobs at (801) 432-4242 or (801) 432-4658. Parking at the Salt Palace is free, but space is limited.
Art and Literary Society
The next meeting of the Stansbury Art and Literary Society will be March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building, 154 S. Main St. in Tooele. The presenter for this meeting will be Linda Moyer, noted watercolor artist who is the author of a book titled “Light Up Your Watercolors Layer By Layer.” The monthly project is to do a work of art using an upside down perspective. Choose something to copy then turn it upside down so that you can create it on the medium of your choice as it appears to you in its upside down position. You cannot turn your creation right side up until you are finished. Bring the finished work of art to the meeting. Make sure you mark your calendars for another superb presentation and to see what others do for the monthly project. It makes for a fun evening. Follow us on Facebook and at www.stansburyartandlit.org.
Master Gardener meeting
The next meeting of the Tooele County Master Gardeners will be held March 27 in the USU Extension classroom, 151 N. Main St. in Tooele. The business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. by the monthly presentation that the public is cordially invited to attend. This will be given by Wade Anderson, owner of Tooele Valley Nursery on SR-36 in Erda. He will share his knowledge on the best trees and shrubs to grow in this area as well as reveal his best tips for perfecting the landscape around the home and answer questions you have about growing plants in your area or which plants should do well there.
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.
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.
Sons of Utah Pioneers
The goal of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Settlement Canyon Chapter is to keep alive the history and tremendous contributions of our early Tooele County pioneers and others. If this is something that you may be interested in joining, please attend a pot luck dinner the first Thursday of each month in the Tooele Senior Citizens Center at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is followed by a short program. Park behind the building and enter the northwest doors.
Alzheimer’s support group
Open to anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia (memory issues). Learn about this disease. Get/share ideas. Bring your loved one along. Trained staff will assist them while you attend meeting. Cottage Glen Assisted Living, 1892 N. Aaron Drive, Bldg. #5, Tooele. Cosponsored by Tooele County Aging Services (to participate call 843-4107) and Alzheimer’s Association–Utah Chapter. For information call (800)272-3900.
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.