Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 22, 2005
Bulletin Board – March 22, 2005

Tooele

Donate food

Scouting for Food will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26. Scouts will distribute bags beginning March 21. Have bags with food items in them placed on front door steps. All donations are appreciated and will stay in Tooele County. Canned goods and non-perishable items are ideal. For more information, contact Mike Perry at 882-7410.

Deseret Peak

With questions or comments, please call us at (435) 843-4035.

• Swimming lessons — Swimming lesson registration will begin Thursday, April 14, at 9 a.m. at the Deseret Peak Aquatic Center. The fee is $25 for one student and $22.50 each for more than one. Payment is due at the time of registration. The 2005 summer sessions are as follows: June 6-16, June 20-29, July 5-15, July 18-29, and Aug. 1-11. There will not be classes on Mondays, July 4 and 25, for holiday celebrations. The starting times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m., with every level being taught each hour.

• Craft show — The Deseret Peak Days Craft Show will be held Friday- Saturday June 3-4, from 3-10 p.m. It will be accompanied by the Deseret Peak Stampede PRCA Rodeo each night along with many other festivities. We are looking for crafters and vendors to participate in this event. Please call (435) 843-4035 for more information or a booth application.

TFCU annual meeting

The Tooele Federal Credit Union’s annual meeting with dinner will be held Thursday, April 21, at St. Marguerite’s Parish, 510 E. Vine St., Tooele. When members actively participate and share ideas, the entire credit union benefits. Credit unions are democratically controlled financial cooperatives with elected volunteers on the board of directors. The Board doesn’t base decisions on making profit; profits are returned to members in the form of higher savings rates, lower loan rates and better services.

Tickets are available at a cost of $5 per member at the Tooele branch. The dinner is limited to 250 members, so purchase your tickets early.

Help tsunami, Sudan

Citizens of Tooele City and County have organized a fund raiser for tsunami and Sudan victims at the Deseret Peak Complex Friday and Saturday, June 17-18. A professional auction will be held both days; quality items will be donated by Tooele businesses and individual citizens. There will be free food donated by businesses and entertainment between auctions. Volunteers are needed to help on various committees. Call Mr. Bailey at 882-3651. Mayor Charlie Roberts and Tooele County Commissioners are fully supportive.

Veterans receive help

A service officer from the American Legion will be at the Tooele Workforce Service Center, 305 North Main Street, from 3-4:30 p.m. on March 25 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.

Enjoy fresh oranges

Orders for oranges picked fresh from California the day before they arrive in Tooele are being taken by calling 882- 6910 or 882-7851. A case is $24 with approximately 56 oranges, or a half case is $13. Sales from the oranges will help pay for an exchange of students this summer between Tooele and our Sister City of Kambarka, Russia.

Save labels for school

Harris Elementary is doing a big push for Boxtops for Education and Campbells Soup Labels. Anyone wishing to help our school collect these may call Sherry Tomboc at 882-7604 and we can pick them up or e-mail for pick up at sharetime@myfam.com. You may also mail them to Harris Elementary, 251 N. First St., Tooele UT 84074.

Learn to sew

Utah State University Extension is offering an eight-week beginner/intermediate adult sewing class taught by Diana Sagers running April 13-June 1 at the USU Extension Auditorium, 151 North Main, Tooele. Here’s your chance to learn how to sew or improve your sewing skills! You will receive instruction on how to read patterns, how to choose fabric and perfect sewing techniques. One project will be provided for you, and then you are free to sew your own project or two. You need to bring your own sewing machine. The cost is $40. Class size is limited, so register early. Call Patty at 843-2350.

Feeling trapped?

If someone’s drinking is affecting your life, Alanon can help. Call 882- 7756 for information.

Arts festival slated

• June 24-26 — The 20th anniversary of the Tooele Arts Festival will be June 24-26 at the Tooele City Park. This event, staffed entirely with volunteers, has become a community tradition and grown extensively through the years to become one of the best festivals in the state.

Local artists and crafters are encouraged to participate in the festival. Check the Web site www.tooeleartsfestival. org to download an application and other pertinent information.

• Logo contest — The Tooele Arts Festival is commemorating its historical 20th anniversary with a logo contest. The winning designer will receive $100 plus free merchandise featuring the winning logo. Designs should incorporate mention of the 20th anniversary of the Arts Festival and should be limited to four colors. Please submit logos to Tina Curwen at the Tooele County Sheriff’s office or mail to: Attn Tina Curwen, 47 S. Main, Tooele UT 84074, or e-mail to tcurwen@co.tooele.ut.us. Entries must be submitted by March 31. Decision of the judges is final. For more information, call Tina at 882- 5600.

Donate blood

The American Red Cross along with the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a blood drive in the courthouse auditorium Thursday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call Tina at 882-5600 to schedule an appointment. It feels good to save a life.

Meetings

County planners

The Tooele County Planning Commission will hold two public hearings in the auditorium of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main, Tooele.

Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m. for the purpose of amending AMGP #1009-05 Amendment to chapter 8, for the I-80 corridor to amend the legal description of the Hazardous Waste Corridor.

Tuesday, April 5, 3 p.m. to take public comment on:

• Amending Chapter 2 of the Uniform Zoning Ordinance, changing definitions to reflect changes made to Chapter 6

• Amending Chapter 4-14 of the Uniform Zoning Ordinance, for height limitations on accessory buildings

• Amending Chapter 6 of the Uniform Zoning Ordinance, regarding off-street parking requirements.

• Amending the Tooele County General Plan, Chapter 8 to change the legal description of the Hazardous Waste Corridor.

• Envirocare’s request to rezone certain property as MG-H.

County commission meets

The Tooele County Commission will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 22, at 3 p.m. in room 310 of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main, Tooele.

Public comment will be taken on: CDBG second hearing.

LEPC meeting slated

The LEPC meeting will be held Wednesday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m. at the Tooele County Courthouse, EOC conference room.

Adjustment board meets

The Tooele County Board of Adjustment will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium on the first floor of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main, Tooele.

Housing authority

The Tooele County Housing Authority will hold its Board of Commissioner’s Meeting on Tuesday, March 22, at 3 p.m. at the Utah State Extension Office, 151 N. Main, Tooele.

The quarterly meetings will be held at 4 p.m. at the Utah State Extension Office, 151 N. Main, Tooele: April 21, July 21, Oct. 20, Jan. 19, 2006.

Sports

BMX racing

Do you have bicycle riders in your house? Would you like to learn more about Bicycle Motocross (BMX)? Deseret Peak BMX will hold MMX signups in Tooele at Macey’s Little Theater on the following dates: March 25, 6-8 p.m.; March 26, 9 a.m. to Noon; April 8, 6-8 p.m.; and April 9, 9 a.m. to Noon.

Join us to sign-up for ABA Season or Community Season races. The season runs throughout the summer. We would love to answer any questions about BMX racing at this time or feel free to contact us at (435) 843-7104.

Softball camp

The second annual girls softball camp, presented by T.C. Thunder, for girls 6-12 years will be held April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tooele City softball park (swimming pool). Instruction will include pitching, hitting, fielding, throwing and baserunning. The cost is $35. The girls receive all-day instruction, lunch and camp t-shirt. Enrollment is limited. With questions, call Nancy or Greg at 882-5530, Mike or Nan at 882- 5719 or Steve or Patty at 882-2402.

Adult softball

Tooele County is now registering teams for coed, women and men’s adult softball. Deadline is April 26. For more information, contact Aaron Perkins at 241-0057 or 843-4010.

Overlake

HOA meetings

• April 7 — The HOA will hold a public forum meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. in the EOC conference room in the basement of the Tooele County Courthouse to discuss revisions to the CC&Rs.

• April 21 — The Overlake Homeowners Association will have their annual meeting at Overlake Elementary School at 7 p.m.

Grantsville

Buy trees

Grantsville City will offer large shade trees for sale to residents of the city. The city will pay half of the cost if planted in the park strip or where there is no curb between the street and your yard. Your cost is $39.50 per tree with a two tree limit.

A list of trees available and order forms are available from city hall. Order forms and payment must be in by April 1. Matching funds are limited and are on a first come, first served basis, so hurry in.

Your trees can be picked up at city hall April 8 from 3-6 p.m. and April 9 from 8-11 a.m.

Stansbury

Golf association

• Tournament — The Stansbury Golf Association’s first weekend tournament will be Saturday, April 9, format is individual net/gross.

• Annual meeting — The annual spring general membership meeting will be Saturday, April 9, after the tournament at the pro shop to discuss all business matters and to vote on matters for the upcoming year. All members planning on playing should attend.

• Men’s league — The men’s league will start Thursday, March 31, format is individual net/gross.

• Ladies league — The ladies league will start May 3, format is scramble. The ladies monthly meeting will follow. With questions, call the Stansbury Park Golf Pro Shop at 882-4162.

Erda

Planners meet

The Erda Township Planning Commission will hold a meeting on March 23 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main St., Tooele.

A special meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m.

Pine Canyon

Planners meet

The Pine Canyon Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium on the first floor of the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main Street, Tooele.

Basketball event slated

Don’t miss the event of the year — our very own Lake View Ward March Madness basketball game between the Lake View young men and their leaders. Our young women will be cheerleading, and the half time show will be presented by the Lady Plungerettes. Everyone is invited on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Pine Canyon Church.

Rush Valley

Egg hunt

Rush Valley Easter Egg Hunt! The Town of Rush Valley will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at the town hall; lunch will be served immediately after the hunt. Don’t be late.

For additional info or questions, contact Dayna Frost, 837-2297.

City hears public

Rush Valley will hold a public hearing to discuss the project to be applied for in the CDBG Small Cities Program in Program Year 2005: Addition of two bays to the existing fire station located on Park Lane. One of the bays will be a maintenance bay with all the necessary equipment to work on and maintain the town equipment and vehicles.

Comments will be solicited on project scope, implementation and its effects on residents.

The hearings will begin at 7 p.m. on March 23 and will be held at the Rush Valley Town Hall, 52 S. Park. Further information can be obtained by contacting Mayor Travis Sagers or Joyce McAtee.

Churches

Christian fellowship

Tooele Christian Fellowship will hold a special Easter celebration service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 27, at the Best Western Inn of Tooele conference center (365 N. Main). Vicki Nelson and Lorita Mauldin will share musical selections. The Easter message will be on the topic: Why Easter?

There will be no Sunday School that day, but a potluck fellowship meal will follow the service at 99 So. Benchview Dr.

For more information call Pastor Bob at 435-224-3392.

Baptist sunrise

The First Baptist Church of Grantsville, 235 W. Main, will have a sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. Easter morning. Come join us.

Lutheran services

First Lutheran Church, 7th and Birch on the corner of Elton Park, will hold a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, a Tenebrae service on Good Friday, March 25, Easter morning sunrise service at 7 a.m. followed by a pancake breakfast and another Easter morning service at 10:30 a.m. The community is welcome to all the above.

Methodist Easter

Tooele United Methodist Church’s Easter Sunday service on March 27 begins at 11 a.m. Please join us.

St. Marguerite’s

Everyone is welcome to join in Easter celebrations at St. Marguerite’s Parish with Father Matthew O. Wixted.

• Confession Schedule — March 23 7-8 p.m.; Good Friday, March 25, 4-5 p.m.; Holy Saturday, March 26, 2-3 p.m.

• Holy Week Liturgical Services — Holy Thursday, March 24; Mass of The Lord’s Supper 7 p.m.; Good Friday, March 25; Stations of the Cross 3 p.m.; Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion. 7 p.m.; Holy Saturday, March 26; Easter Vigil 7:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday, March 27, Masses 8:30 and 11 a.m.

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.

Schools

Vote for parents

Tooele High School Community Council parent election 2005-06 is here! The following persons have been nominated to fill the three vacancies: Kathy Bresee, Melanie Castagno, Eileen Deleeuw, Judy Fowler, Patty King, Becky Thomas and Evelyn VanZanten.

All parents/guardians of Tooele High School students are encouraged to come by and vote April 4-6 in the front office at Tooele High School during school hours or at our April 6 Community Council meeting which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Tooele High School library. Ballots will be tabulated during the meeting. Persons elected will begin their two year term of office July 1.

West council meets

The Community Council at West Elementary will meet Tuesday, March 29, at 3:30 p.m. in the library. You are invited to join us.

Computer classes

The Tooele Adult Education Center is offering a beginning computer class in Microsoft Word XP, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Windows. The class will be held at the Tooele Adult Education Center at 76 South 1000 West on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for five weeks beginning April 5 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Adults currently enrolled at the education center will be charged $25. The fee for community participants is $50. Seniors, 55 and over, pay $45. Call 833-1994 before to register for the class. The fee must be paid in full before the first night of the class. Please call and register early.

Learn to drive

A driver’s education course for adults 18 and over will begin Tuesday, April 5, from 6-9 p.m., at our Adult Education Learning Center, 76 S. 1000 W. The class includes 18 hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of driving and observation. Each class is three hours and will continue one night per week until May 10. You may register by calling 833-1994 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays or 4-7:30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings.

The cost of the driver’s education class is $170 and the first $50 must be paid before the first class. The remainder must be paid before the class ends. Adult education students currently attending our school will receive a $75 discount.

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.

Seniors

Grantsville seniors

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 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.

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

• March 25 — Easter hat parade during the dance. The three best hats will win prizes.

• 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.

• April 1 — Breakfast Buddies at 9 a.m. Meet at Jim’s Family Restaurant for Dutch treat.

• April 5 — Day Trip (Clark Planetarium/Colossal Colon Display/Gateway Mall). Space is limited. Cost will be $15 plus lunch. See the movie, Space Station-3D, to see how space stations work on earth and see the stars and planets. Walk or crawl through a giant colon and talk with experts regarding colon cancer and other diseases of the colon.

• April 6 — Day Diabetes Support Group at 11 am. Meets at the health department (181 N. Main).

• April 7-8 — Book Fair. Stop by the hospital classrooms and browse wonderful books and gifts at discounted prices.

Grandparents help

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.

Groups

Bit and Spur

Tooele Bit and Spur riding club youth activities will start on April 5. This is for youth ages 8 to 15 that are interested in participating in club and district horse shows. Sign ups will be on April 5 at 6 p.m. and practice will follow; so bring your horse and parents. Practice activities will be every Tuesday and Thursday through the district show in June. Adult activities will start following the youth district show and continue through September; so bring the whole family and sign up for a summer of fun.

Horsemen meet

The West Desert Back Country Horsemen will hold a meeting Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the basement of the county courthouse. The guest speaker will be Rowe Harrison speaking about the GPS location finder. The public is welcome.

Bereaved parents

A bereaved parents support group is held every third Friday of each month from 6:30- 8 p.m. at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse. Parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, early infant death or SIDS are invited to attend. This month’s theme is “memories.” You may bring or tell about something you do to remember your baby. Any questions, contact Becky Chamberlain 843-7195 (please leave a message). No children, please.

Master Gardeners

• Prune fruit trees — Tooele Master Gardeners monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, March 23, at the Tooele County Extension building, 151 N. Main. The business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the educational program at 7 p.m. As always the public is invited to participate in our educational program. This month Larry Sagers and Ray Beck will speak on fruit tree pruning and grafting. In addition to the classroom information there will be pruning demonstrations given on Friday, March 25, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is no charge for this class and everyone is invited. The morning session will be at the home of Ray Beck, 156 S. 100 W., Tooele. The afternoon session will be at the home of Gary Fawson, 187 Waterhole Way, Grantsville.

• Arbor Day trees — The Master Gardeners also want to remind everyone who wishes to plant a tree in memory of a loved one for Arbor Day to get the information you want on the plaque to us by the end of March — call Barbara Barlow (882-0006) or Ray Beck (833- 9916). The plaques will be provided at no charge by the Master Gardeners organization, but you need to purchase the tree. There are several sources of discounted trees for Arbor Day planting. Watch for upcoming information.

RMES banquet

Tooele County Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is holding its annual fund raising banquet on April 9 at the Eagle’s Nest. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. Enter now for your chance at a west central turkey permit. A $20 donation gets you four chances at the permit and one chance at a Remington 870 express shotgun.

Come and join the fun. For ticket information, call Jimmie Emerson at 833-0225.

Castaways AA

Castaways Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday- Friday at Noon at St. Barnabas Center, 1784 N. Aaron Drive, Tooele (Southwestern-looking church by the new hospital): open, mixed, non-smoking, wheelchair access, nursery available.

General

SLCC events

For more information, please visit www.slcc.edu and check out “Campus Events” or call (801) 957-4682. The SLCC Redwood Campus is located at 4600 S. Redwood Rd.

• Job Expo — Salt Lake Community College is holding its annual Job Expo Wednesday, April 6, at the Redwood Campus. The expo features more than 100 local and national businesses. Free and open to the public, the event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lifetime Activities Center. For information call (801) 957-4029 or e-mail jobexpo@slcc.edu.

• Asian-American theater — The Asian-American theater company “Here and Now” shows at the Taylorsville High School auditorium. The cast combines dance, comedy and music in short vignettes dealing with different topics ranging from ethnic conflict and political injustice to what it means to grow up Asian in the United States. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for the public and free for Salt Lake Community College Students.

• Salt Lake Community College presents “The Kinsey Sicks” — America’s favorite “Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet” — with a one-night-only performance at the Grand Theatre (South City Campus, 1575 South State Street) Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets are free for SLCC students with current school ID, $5 for other students with current school ID, and $10 for all other tickets. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time by March 30; otherwise they will be $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Grand Theatre Box Office.

• Religious Diversity Celebrated — A rock, hit musical based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew and the Utah Arts Council’s traveling art exhibit “Religions of the World” will be the highlights of a celebration of religious diversity at SLCC. The Grand Theatre Community Institute and South Campus Community Institute are joining forces in the month-long religious diversity endeavor featuring panel discussions, art and music.

The Utah Arts Council traveling art exhibit, Religions of the World with pictures and text from the book, A World of Faith by Peggy Fletcher Stack, will be on display at the through South City Campus March 26. Godspell runs through March 26 at the Grand Theatre. The South City Campus is located on 1575 S. State St.

U symposium slated

Seekers of What is Lost, March 24-26, Symposium on Restoring the Past Includes NPR’s ‘Science Friday’:

People seeking to restore the past — a fossil hunter, an artist reviving a lost language and a novelist recounting a story — will deliver keynote lectures and appear on National Public Radio’s “Science Friday” during the March 24-26 Utah Symposium in Science & Literature at the University of Utah.

For details and to print a mailin registration form, see: www. scienceandliterature.org. Or register by calling JoAnn Murray at (801) 581-7236.

Calling designers

DesignArts Utah ‘05 is the third annual exhibition sponsored by the Utah Arts Council Design Arts Program featuring Utah’s designers from diverse fields. The Design Arts Program encourages submissions from designers in all fields, including architecture (structural and landscape), community planning and design, environmental (interior, lighting, sets, etc.), consumer products (fashion, furniture, transportation, etc.), communications (graphic, web, packaging, etc.), industrial, and other design fields.

This exhibit allows the public to see the impact Utah designers have in Utah communities, and affords Utah designers the opportunity for their work to be juried by an influential professional in the design field.

For more information, contact Jim Glenn, jglenn@utah.gov or (801) 533-3585.

Heber railroad events

For tickets and information contact us at 435-654-5601 or at 1-800-888-8499(Smith’sTix)

• Scenic ride — Come and enjoy a beautiful three-hour roundtrip scenic ride capturing the fantastic views of majestic Mt. Timpanogos, Wasatch Mountains and glacier carved Provo Canyon on Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. $26/adults, $21/seniors, $15/children; reservations recommended.

• Tube ‘n Train — This is the final month of the season to enjoy our Tube ‘n Train Adventure. Take the train to a 1,000 foot groomed tubing hill with tow lift at Soldier Hollow and slide away to your heart’s content befo re returning to the depot. Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. For tickets and information contact us at 435-654- 5601 or through Smith’sTix at 1-800-888-8499. $26/adults, $21/seniors, $18/students(7-12), $15/children(3-6); reservations required.

• Comedy murder mystery —Enjoy a funny theatrical performance with prizes awarded to three winners who guess the villain. Includes pizza, beverage, fresh veggies and dip.

Reservations required. Dates: April 1,15,19, May 13, also additional dates throughout summer season.

• Cinco de Mayo special — Bring your sombrero and amigos for a fiesta aboard the Cinco de Mayo Special with live music, dancing and Mexican food. Cash bar open for margaritas and cerveza. Reservations required.

May 7 (not on May 5) at 8:30 p.m. $38/adults and seniors, $21/ children.

• Day out with Thomas — Take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and enjoy a day of fun activities all for one admission price. Miniature train rides, handcar rides, balloons, magic shows, petting zoo and more. Thomas departs every 45 minutes for a 25 minute excursion. Schedule varies. Call for reservations. All tickets $14 ages two and up.

Author speaks

Best-selling author Naomi Wolf, known internationally for her advocacy of feminism and progressive politics, will speak at Westminster College on Wednesday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in the Payne Gymnasium. Tickets for the general public are $5.

They will go on sale Wednesday, March 30th and can be purchased by calling 832-2244.

Wolf gained fame with her first book The Beauty Myth, which chronicled the exploitation of women in the fashion and beauty industries. The Beauty Myth, along with Wolf’s other books Fire with Fire and Promiscuities, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Born in San Francisco, Wolf studied at Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar. Wolf is also a co-founder of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, an organization devoted to teaching women ethical leadership and professional development.

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