Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 25, 2014
Bulletin Board – March 25, 2014

Tooele

AARP Staying Sharp Event

Learn how staying sharp will improve brain fitness, Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tooele Senior Citizens Center, 59 E. Vine St. Brain fitness and brain diseases, memory loss, successful longevity and the brain, recognizing changes in a loved one.

Tooele County Summit

The Tooele County Summit and Town Hall meeting on underage drinking will be held on Monday, April 7, 6-8:45 p.m. at Tooele High School. The summit is for high school students and their parents. The public is invited to attend the keynote address by Steve Wright. The keynote will be held from 6-7 p.m. Students at Tooele High School, Stansbury High School, Grantsville High School and Blue Peak High School can clear U’s for attending the summit. Check with your schools for more information.

Grantsville

Grantsville Rabies Clinic

It’s time for the annual rabies and licensing clinic on April 3, 6-8 p.m., Grantsville Fire Station. Bring your pets and get them up to date on their shots and get them licensed so if they get picked up, we can give you a call.

Grantsville Irrigation

Grantsville Irrigation assessments are due Friday, April 4. Payments made after this date will be charged a $50 late fee. The anticipated turn-on date is April 15, but can vary depending on the weather. Keep track of your meter readings to avoid exceeding the allotment of 250,000 gallons per share. Contact the office at 884-3451 if you have any questions.

Heritage and Home Tour

The Grantsville Heritage and Home Tour will be held in conjunction with Memorial Day activities at the Clark Historic Farm. The tour will feature historic homes and businesses around town. Tickets are $5 and will be available beginning May 15 at Williams’ Video. If you would like to feature your historic home on the tour, please contact Stacy Bleazard at 435-884-0326 by April 1.

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.

Tooele City Library

Regular Events

Tuesdays, 11 a.m., Wiggle Worms (interactive story time for 1- to 2-year-old children); Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 and 11:30 a.m., story time; Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m., teen time with gaming, movies and more; Fridays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., kids crafts; Select Tuesdays, 4 p.m., family movies.

Grantsville City Library

Programs

The Grantsville City Library, 42 N. Bowery St., has started the fall/winter Story Time Program. Story Time will be held each Thursday at 4 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. The program is designed to create in young children a love of books through stories, puppets, games, music and crafts. For more information, call 435-884-1670.

Schools

Mr. and Miss Amazing Pageant

This year is the fourth year of the Mr. and Miss Amazing Pageant, a pageant for those with disabilities. The contestants come from Tooele High School, Grantsville High School, Stansbury High School and the community. Age range is 14-28. Pageant will be held at THS on April 10.

Saint Marguerite Junior High Program

Knowledge is power. Choose Saint Marguerite Catholic School for our junior high where children can grow strong in spirit and knowledge. Please call 435-882-0081 for details.

Saint Marguerite Kindergarten Program

Every child years to learn. Choose Saint Marguerite Catholic School for our outstanding ALL DAY kindergarten program for the 2014-2015 school year. Please call 435-882-0081 for more details.

Toto needed for SHS Drama

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

Dual Language Immersion Programs

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

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).

Preschool hour

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. the Tooele Family Center has a fun activity hour of learning, singing and creating. This Ready, Set, School! preschool class is for all children up to 5 years of age. Please come and enjoy the fun. For more info, call 833-1978 ext. 2127 or ext. 2010. We’re located at 301 W. Vine St., Bldg. #11 (right behind Tooele High School).

Kindergarten Readiness

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

Fitness and Health

Free Triathlon Clinics

Tooele City and LiveFit Tooele County will be offering free triathlon clinics. The first clinic will be Wednesday, April 9 at Pratt Aquatic Center, 55 N. 200 West, Tooele, 6:30 p.m. for the Kids Triathlon Training and 7:30 p.m. for the Sprint Triathlon Training. The second workshop will be Wednesday, June 4 at the same location and same times for both trainings. If you would like more information about the free Triathlon Clinics, contact Tooele City Parks and Recreation, 435-843-2142 or terras@tooelecity.org.

Utah State University and 4H

Lecture Series

USU-Tooele free entrepreneurship lecture series, free and open to the public. March 26, 6 p.m., Building a Successful Parternership With Apple, with speaker Steve Bain, president and CEO of Simply Mac. Lecture in room 157.

4H Cooking Club — Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

Come learn how to make yummy rolled and bar cookies this month in 4H cooking club. Meeting will be April 3, 4-6 p.m., 151 N. Main. Cost is $6. Register and pay by April 1 at the USU Extension office, 151 N. Main, in the health building. If not already a 4Her, please plan to pay the yearly $5 registration fee to join 4H.

Money Wi$e Finance Classes

Getting Organized, Budget Basics, Credit 101 and Debt Elimination. Classes that teach these topics will be held Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., 151 N. Main, Tooele. Classes start April 1 with the last class on April 22. The classes are free, but call 435-277-2406 or email Darlene at darlene.christensen@usu.edu to register. Leave your name, phone number and which of the four classes you are registering for.

4H Mother-Daughter Sew-a-thon

Join us for this fun event. Each person will be making pillow cases and learning how to felt. It will be held Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $5 plus fabric to make pillow case and your own lunch. Prepay and register at 151 N. Main. Call Darlene Christensen at 435-277-2406 with any questions.

TATC

Mini-Classes

Tooele Applied Technology College will hold free mini-classes this year on the third Thursday of every month.

Enrollment for New Programs

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

ATV Round-up Scholarship Fundraiser

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

Education

Network meetings

Looking to obtain or improve your employment? Come join the Tooele Networking Group and learn job seeking techniques, how to market yourself, get support and actually search job leads. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Tooele LDS Employment Resource Center located next to Deseret Industries. Everyone is welcome.

Online courses

Online courses in Network+ and Security+ IT are designed for the IT professional seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge of networking and security, and prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ exams. Call the TATC at 248-1800 for more information or to enroll.

Adult education

Get your high school diploma this year. All classes required for a high school diploma, adult basic education, GED preparation and English as a second language are available. Register now to graduate — just $50 per semester. Located at 211 Tooele Blvd., call 833-8750. Adult education classes are for students 18 and over.

ESOL

ESOL conversational classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays. ESOL students may also come anytime the center is open for individualized study. Registration is $50 per semester. Call 833-8750 for more information.

Scouting

BALOO Training

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is a great fun training event for those volunteering in Cub Scouting. It will be held Saturday, April 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch and training materials are provided. More info can be found at Cub Scout Roundtable and deseretpeakscubscouting.com.

District Cub Scout Pinewood Derby

Deseret Peak District invited all registered Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos to race in the 3rd Annual District Pinewood Derby. Race day is April 26. Check in and inspection starts at 4 p.m. and race starts at 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required and can be done at 134 W. 400 South. Deadline to register is April 12.

Webelos Outdoor Activity

Webelos and their parents are invited to register for the annual Webelos Outdoor Activity, May 9-10. Check in starts that Friday at 5 p.m., and activity ends Saturday at 3:30 p.m. This activity requires the Webelos Scout’s parent for him to participate. The cost is $30. Pre-registration is required and can be done at McBeth’s Scout Shop, 134 W. 400 South. Deadline to register is April 22. Call Michelle or Roger at 435-882-9919 for more information.

Churches

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

Berean Full Gospel Church

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

First Baptist Church

Some churches seek to entertain, some seek to be politically correct. We seek to know Jesus Christ better, through understanding and applying His Word to our lives. If that is what you seek, then join us in worship of the Lord, and in serving Him by serving those around us. Sunday Bible study: 9:45 a.m., Worship is at 11 a.m., 882-2048.

United Methodist Church

Tooele United Methodist Church services are held on Sundays at 11 a.m. Please check our website, tooelecumc.org, or call Tooele UMC’s office at 882-1349 or Pastor Debi’s cell at 801-651-2557 for more info. We are located at 78 E. Utah Ave. in Tooele.

Wednesday meal

Every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., we will serve a free dinner from Tooele United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to come and eat. Our goal is to provide a free, hot meal for everyone. We want to get the community involved and invite all people in order to forge relationships and build bridges between people of all economic backgrounds in Tooele. Although the meal is being served from TUMC, it is a non-denominational event and we invite and encourage all people to join us. We will need help and volunteers in various ways, such as helping to serve, cook and clean up, donate food and share talents. If you are interested in getting involved, e-mail Carissa Sanders at carissa.sanders2@gmail.com or call (785) 737-3467.

Church of Christ

Church of Christ meets at 430 W. Utah Ave. Bible class, Sunday at 10 a.m. and worship from 11 a.m. to noon. Wednesday Bible class at 7 p.m. We seek to be the Lord’s church established about 33 AD. Jesus is our only head of the church, headquarters are heaven. Come and grow with us. Call 882-4642.

Cornerstone Baptist

Passion for God, compassion for people at 276 E. 500 North in Tooele, phone: 882-6263. Come as you are this Sunday, where you can hear a message from the Bible and meet new friends. Service times: Bible study (for all ages) 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m.; WiseGuys children’s program 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all services, and children’s church during morning worship. WiseGuys Program during evening worship.

Mountain of Faith Lutheran

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., 560 S. Main, 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, 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: info@stbarnabasepiscopal.org. Web at www.stbarnabasepiscopal.org. You are God’s beloved child, beautifully created in God’s own image. Whatever your history, wherever you are in life’s journey, the Episcopal Church welcomes you.

Spanish services

La Iglesia Biblica Bautista de Tooele le invita a sus servicios en espanol Jueves 6 p.m., Domingos 2 p.m. We invite you to their Spanish services on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Come to know a church that focused in the word of God rather than the emotions. God loves you and he wants to reveal himself to you. Located at 276 E. 500 North, Tooele. Call 840-5036, rides provided.

St. Marguerite

St. Marguerite Catholic Community welcomes you to worship with us. Our liturgy schedule is as follows: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m., Sunday 7:45 a.m. (Spanish), 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m. Religious education for youth: Sunday 9 a.m. Confession 4 p.m. Saturday. Office hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 435-882-3860. St. Marguerite Catholic Elementary School can be reached at 435-882-0081. We are located on the corner of Seventh Street and Vine Street.

St. Marguerite Lent Meals

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

Brit-Ammi Kahal

Covenant People Assembly are teaching the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. Visitors welcome on Saturdays at 1 p.m., 37 S. Main Street, Tooele. Call 843-5444 for more information.

Bible Baptist Church

The folks at Bible Baptist Church would like to invite you to some old fashioned church services with singing from the old fashioned hymns and messages from the old fashioned KJV Bible. Some things should never change. Sunday Service times: Sunday School, 10 a.m.; gospel hour, 11 a.m.; Bible study, 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening services, 6 p.m. Contact Pastor Jeff Sinner at 840-2152.

Mountain View Baptist Church

We would like to invite you to discover what God’s plan and purpose is for your life. The Bible contains all of the answers for life’s questions. Come and join us this Sunday for our adult Bible study and graded Sunday School which starts at 9:45 a.m. Our worship service begins at 11 a.m. We also have a Bible study time each Sunday at 6 p.m. We meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for prayer time. Bring your needs and let us pray together for God’s help. Mountain View Baptist Church meets at the Eastgate Plaza in Grantsville, Suite 2C. Join us.

Stansbury Park Baptist Church

Please join us each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for Worship Services and Bible Study at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse (next to the SP Swimming Pool). For details, please call us at 830-1868 or go to www.stansburyparkbc.org.

First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church at 349 N. Seventh St. would like to invite you to hear of God’s grace and the love of Christ who died to forgive you of your sins and attain salvation on your behalf every Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

New Life Christian Fellowship

We invite you to worship and serve Jesus with us. Our clothing closet and food pantry is open from noon to 3 p.m. every Tuesday to Thursday at 411 E. Utah Ave. Programs for kids, teens, women and men are also available every week. Sunday services are in the Stansbury High School café at 10 a.m. and at our Tooele building at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Come join us. Find out more by calling 843-7430 or visiting www.NLOT.org.

Tooele Christian Fellowship

Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m. Services are held at 40 N. Main, former Stowes Family Music building. For more information, call 435-224-3392 or www.tooelechristianfellowship.org. Parking and entrance in back of building.

Charity

Tooele Children’s Justice Center

Tooele Children’s Justice Center is in need of fruit drinks, bottled water, soda and fruit snacks. We appreciate all donations. For inquiries or drop-off call 435-843-3440. 25 S. 100 East, Tooele.

United Methodist Church

Tooele United Methodist church offers a free dinner every Wednesday starting at 4 p.m. All are welcome.

Food pantry

The First Baptist Church in Tooele is offering an emergency food pantry to meet the needs of our community. The food pantry is available for emergency needs. Hours of operation are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. We are located at 580 S. Main Street. For information call 882-2048.

Gardening

Saturday Gardening Workshops

Free and every Saturday in March at Tooele Valley Nursery, 10 a.m., 425 E. Cimmarron Way and state Route 36.

Gardener Talk Breakfasts

Every third Saturday, April through September, at the Stockton Miners Café, 9-11 a.m. Current gardening topics, challenges, successes and collective advice will be shared. Admission is the price of whatever you order off the menu! Led by DirtfarmerJay and DirtfarmerMaggie of dirtfarmerjay.com. Email jay@dirtfarmerjay.com or 435-830-1447.

Larry Sagers Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony

Saturday, April 12, 2 p.m., Master Garden, USU Extension Office, 151 N. Main, Tooele.

Moose Lodge

Meals at Lodge

Change in Time: Friday and Saturday night dinners will be served from 5-9 p.m. Friday night dinners include Clam Chowder or Homemade Chili, and/or fish baskets (halibut, Shrimp, or chicken strips). Costs are $10 for halibut or shrimp baskets w/cup of chowder, chicken strips w/cup of chowder $7. Bowl of chowder $4, and cup of chowder $2. Saturday night dinners include 16-ounce ribeye or T-bone steak w/choice of baked potato/fries, salad and roll for $15. Halibut or salmon steak w/choice of baked or fries, salad and roll $15, or Jumbo Shrimp w/choice of baked or fries, salad and roll for $13. No orders taken after 8:45 p.m. Members who purchase five dinners either Friday or Saturday nights at regular price will receive their next dinner free. Daily lunch specials are available at the lodge from 11a.m. For members and their guests.

Entertainment

Brent Fender’s Band will play Saturday, April 12 from 7-11 p.m. The Rockaholics will play Saturday, April 26 from 7-11 p.m. For members and their guests only.

Special Events

Idaho/Utah Moose Association will be held at Glens Ferry Lodge, Idaho, March 28-30. Kids Easter Party will be Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For members and their guests only.

Eagles

Steak Night

Remember the Eagles Auxiliary serves only the freshest steaks and the good fresh cut, home-cooked French fries. The special for Friday, March 28 is a 12-ounce sirloin steak for $10 with hosts Rosalie and Corrie with Bob Fox cooking.

Sunday Breakfast

Breakfast will be served on April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. The menu is great, eggs and meat, cooked to order, omelets, pancakes and French toast with meat and eggs, your choice, for $7 for adults and $3 for children 11 years of age and under. There is a $5 special each Sunday. Public is invited.

Eagles Family Night

The last family night until fall will be on Saturday, April 5. The Wrathall Clan will serve an Easter ham dinner at 6:30 p.m. with Bingo to follow. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 11 years of age and under. Please come out, bring the kids and have a really good time. Public invited.

Children’s AIDS Awareness Charity DInner

Chairman Kathy and Richard Wamsley will serve a chicken fried steak dinner with all the trimmings upstairs at the Eagles Lodge on Saturday, April 12 from 5-8 p.m. The cost will be $9 a plate. There will be a raffle with an antique Eagles Decanter as the main prize and a 50/50. All proceeds will go to the Children’s AIDS Awareness Charity Fund. Members and guests invited.

Past President’s Dinner Meeting

PMP Barbara Denner will host the meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m., Jim’s Restaurant. All PPs are invited to attend.

Disabled American Veterans

Meeting

DAV meeting is scheduled Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m., Moose Lodge. The DAV holds meetings on the third Saturday of every month.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

The DAV is looking for three volunteer drivers. No DAV membership is required. Will need a VA physical. Call Jim Yale at 435-849-0521 or 882-7626. Or call Les Peterson at 435-830-7812.

Masons

Meeting

Masons meeting second Friday at 7 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m., 22 Settlement Canyon, Tooele. Breakfast on the second Saturday, 9 a.m., Jim’s Cafe. For more information or a ride, call Jim at 435-850-9203.

Tooele County Historical Society

Meeting

Our featured speaker for the Tooele County Historical Society meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 7 p.m., will be Joseph Liddell. His presentation will be about the history of Erda and the new monument that will be dedicated on March 15, 2014, 1 p.m. at Excelsior Academy, 124 E. Erda Way.

Historical Society Books

Tooele County Historical Society’s books will be available to purchase at our meeting. The History of Tooele County Volume II is $30, The Mining, Smelting, and Railroading in Tooele is $20, and we also have eight note cards depicting four different pioneer buildings for $4. These will make great gifts for your family and friends.

Historical sign

The Tooele Co. Historical Society has recently made a loan agreement with the Utah State Historical Society to display an old Lincoln Highway sign that was on the border of Utah and Nevada. The unique sign is on display at the Pioneer Museum.

Seeking Historical Items

Tooele County Historical Society would like members of the community who have any family or personal histories, photographs, books, brochures, DVDs, VHS tapes, or newspaper articles that you would like to donate to our organization to please call us. We are also looking for books, newspaper articles, photos, brochures or any history that pertains to the Tooele County area. If you would like to donate them to our organization, or if you would let us make a copy for the Tooele County Historical Society, please call Alice Dale at 435-882-1612.

Sports

Tooele Football Meeting

There will be an informational player-parent meeting for all those interested in playing football at Tooele High School next year. We will cover the summer schedule, fees and other important information regarding football next season. The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 2, 6 p.m., THS commons area. For more information, contact Coach Brady at 435-833-1978 ext. 2130 or by email (best way to reach him) at kbrady@tooeleschools.org.

Utah Hunter Education

Utah Hunter Education courses will be held March 25, 26 and 27, 6-9 p.m., 151 N. Main St., Tooele. State law requires students to attend all sessions of class. All students must purchase a Hunter Education voucher for $10 from a license agent before attending the class. Bring the voucher to the first class and give to the instructor. The voucher includes all costs for the class and includes a small game license that is validated upon completion of the class.

Groups and Events

Stansbury Art and Literary Society

The next meeting of the Stansbury Park Art and Literary Society will be Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m., TATC, 88 S. Tooele Blvd. Presentation by Ferrell Bailey. The project for this month is to do a creative work, whether art or literature, using geography as the theme. This is optional. People can bring any creative artwork to the meeting if they would like to have it critiqued by our professional artists or just to have it shown.

Brain Injury Support Group

Tooele County Brain Injury Support Group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, TATC, 88 S. Tooele Blvd., 6:30-7:30 p.m. All survivors, family and friends are welcome. Please join us on Facebook at Tooele County Brain Injury Support Group. For more information, contact Michelle at mlgarbett@gmail.com.

Cattlmen’s Association Banquet

Tooele County Cattlemen’s Association Banquet will be held Friday, April 4, 7 p.m., Deseret Peak Convention Center. Dinner, entertainment, keynote speaker, door prizes, auction items and trade show. For tickets or more information, contact Darrell Holden 830-2353, Chad Hunt 830-1271, Jerry Hurst 830-3354, Dean Alder 801-550-1722 or Earl McClimans 830-6392.

Tooele Valley Family History Center

Research your ancestors free with trained FamilySearch volunteers at the Tooele Valley Family History Center, 751 N. 520 East, Tooele. Phone 435-882-1396. Hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings by appointment only. Special classes offered regularly. Call the center for more information.

Family History Classes

Eight weeks of Family History classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday nights, April 3 through May 23. Please call the Family History Center to sign up, 435-882-1396.

15th Annual NWTF Banquet and Auction

Tooele County Strutters, the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will hold their annual banquet and auction on Saturday, April 12, at Deseret Peak Complex. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early bird ticket packages will be available until April 1. For tickets or more information, call or text Laurie Erickson, 435-830-9224, Jody Erickson, 435-849-1082, or Ty Anderson, 435-830-4660. Come join us for a night of fun, food and prizes for the entire family.

Recovery International

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

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

Tooele Gem and Mineral Society

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

Live Fit Tooele County

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

Sons of Utah Pioneers

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

Mood disorder support group

Do you or someone you love have a mood disorder? NAMI-Tooele affiliation offers help, hope and healing. Please join us for support group sessions every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the New Reflection Clubhouse on 900 South in Tooele. For more info, contact Kelly at 841-9903.

PFCCA

The Professional Family Child Care Association of Utah will be holding Chapter Meetings in Tooele the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. This support group/training meeting is open to all childcare providers in Stockton, Tooele, Erda, Stansbury, Grantsville and Lake Point. For more information, call Kathy Witt, 435-830-9614.

Family Support Center

The Family Support Center is a non-profit agency providing services in Salt Lake and Tooele County. Free 12-week in-home parenting skills program. Families with children birth to 17 will receive instruction during an 80-minute weekly visit to gain the tools they need to strengthen their family. Topics discussed include communication, conflict resolution, attachment and bonding, establishing rules and routines as well as managing stress. Please contact Rachel at (801) 955-9110 ext. 107 for more information. You can also visit familysupportcenter.org.

Tooele Family AI-Anon

Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at Alano Club (by White’s Trailer Court), 1120 Utah Ave., Sundays at 5 p.m. at Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church. Call Gesele with questions, 435-224-4015.

Seniors

Medical equipment needed

Tooele and Grantsville Senior Centers are in need of donated medical equipment to be used for seniors in need. New or gently used items needed are wheelchairs, walkers, canes or other items that may be useful to our seniors. Contact Debbie Winn at the Tooele center, 435 843-4103, or Dan Lawrence, 435-843-4753, at the Grantsville center.

Grantsville Senior Center

The senior center is for the enjoyment of all senior citizens 55 and older. Activities have started. For info, call 884-3446. Exercise class twice a week, bunco, bingo, pinochle once a week. Jewelry, painting and ceramics once a week. Arts and Crafts on the second and fourth Monday at 10 a.m. Meals on Wheels for homebound. Lunch served daily. Suggested donation of $3.  The center also provides rides to the store or doctor visits in Tooele and Grantsville areas. Call 843-4102. The March birthday dinner will be held March 28 at 4 p.m.

Tooele Senior Center

The senior center is for the enjoyment of all seniors 55 and older. New and exciting activities include bridge, pinochle, bingo, exercise program three times a week, line dancing, wood carving, Wii games, watercolor class, movies and health classes. Meals on Wheels available for homebound. Lunch served weekdays for age 60 and above, suggested donation of $3, $5 for under age 60. The center also provides transportation to the store or doctor visits for residents in the Tooele and Grantsville areas. Call 435-843-2110 for more information.

Senior Circle

Senior Circle is for those ages 50 and better and costs just $15 a year per person or $27 for a couple. Call 843-3690 for more information or a membership application. Lots of great health benefits and fun activities.

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Hometown Writers Wanted

Hometown writers wanted. Help contribute feature stories about the county’s most interesting people. Prior writing experience preferred but not required. High school students encouraged to apply. Contact Community News Editor Richard Briggs at 435-882-0050 or rbriggs@tooeletranscript.com.

 

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