Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of The Frog Prince on Monday, April , at the Tooele High School auditorium from 4-6 p.m. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following auditions. All students grades Kindergarten through sixth are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. The performance will be Saturday, April 16, with rehearsals throughout the week from 4-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Terra Sherwood at 843-2142.
Missing a pet?
Are you missing a pet? Animal Control picks up several animals daily; many go unclaimed. Shelters are only required to house them for three days prior to euthanization. Contact your shelter immediately when pets get out: Tooele City Animal Shelter 882-4607; Grantsville City Animal Shelter 884- 6881; Tooele County Animal Shelter 882-1051.
Utah State University Extension is excited to offer a free six-hour marriage enhancement workshop. Engaged couples, newlyweds, happilyweds and not-so-happilyweds — you will all enjoy this fun educational workshop on how to improve your relationships on Friday, April 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to Noon, at the Extension Office 151 North Main, Tooele. To register for the workshop or for additional information, call Patty or Clint at 843-2350. Seating is limited.
Don’t throw away that left over yarn or material … donate it to a nonprofit group looking for batting, material, yarn, lace, thread and what ever else that can be used to make baby and juvenile quilts. We’re also looking for a usable quilting frame.
Thank-you for those that donated last year. We were able to get out 55 baby/juvenile quilts and three full size quilts that went to homeless teenagers. You can drop your donation at 240 North 4th Street, or give us a call at 882 5466 for a pick up.
Support Ms. US
I am selling pageant/prom/wedding jewelry to raise money for my expenses to the Ms. US Continental Pageant. I am a Tooele resident and the reigning Ms. Utah US Continental. All the profits help me with my expenses (my jewelry expenses alone are estimated at $250). I am hoping to earn enough to at least cover my jewelry expenses. I will be selling this as long as it takes to earn the money.
Please call Bernadette at email@example.com or call cell phone 801-574-9583.
Utah Food Bank Food Distribution will be at First Baptist Church in Tooele located at 580 S. Main St. on Friday, April 1, (no fooling). Sign ups will begin about 8 a.m. and distribution will begin about 9:30 a.m. We should be finished by 11:30 a.m. If you would like to volunteer to help distribute food please be there by 8:30 a.m. Anyone is eligible to receive food, you just need to have one adult per household there. If you have any questions please call Pastor Jon at 882-2048.
Family center open house
The Utah Family Center is excited to announce they are having a public open house on April from 4-6 p.m. at the center, 66 W. Vine St. Ste B (old district office). The ribbon cutting will be held at 4 p.m.
Come down and find out what kind of resources we have available to families, educators and communities. Enter to win some great prizes. We’ll also have sign-ups for the classes that we offer. If have you questions, contact the center at 833-1960.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be submitted by March 31. Decision of the judges is final. For more information, call Tina at 882- 5600.
Sheriff hosts blood drive
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.
USU cricket control
Mormon Crickets are hatching out. In no time crickets will be devouring crops and livestock/wildlife forage. Are you ready for another year of cricket battles? It is time to prepare for the 2005 Mormon Cricket War. A cricket control meeting is scheduled for April 6 at 7 p.m., at the Rush Valley Town Hall. Tell your neighbors, friends and relatives. A successful cricket control program will require a community effort.
BLM seeks workers
BLM is having a community meeting at Tooele City Hall, 90 N Main St., Wednesday, March 30, at 6 p.m. for anyone interested in Stewardship Contracting opportunities. There is a local project in Tooele County and BLM is seeking people who love working outdoors and want to get paid for cutting firewood or posts and poles.
County commission meets
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.
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.
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.
Dodgeball season begins
Adult dodgeball season starts April 6. The cost is $40 per player (discounts given to full teams of 7 to 10 with one female mandatory). Cash prizes awarded to first and second place teams. Games are once a week in the evening. For more information call Trina at 843- 8471.
Girls softball camp coming
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 registration
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.
Ladies golf league
Sign up for the Overlake Ladies Golf League will be Friday, April 22, 10 a.m. at the golf course. We will have a short meeting and pass out the information on the league. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Rita Currey at 882-3840 or Cher Zirker at 882-0090. The league will start Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. If you enjoy golf and fun, come join (see Website overlakegolf.com).
April 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.
Magic, illusions, comedy
The magic of Timothy, a magic show with radical illusions, will be presented as the Grantsville High School freshmen fundraiser in the school’s auditorium on April 4 at 7 p.m. Bring the family for a fun night: adults $6, 12 and under $4, whole family for $20.
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.
Golf tourney set
• 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.
Bible Baptist Church
Please consider this your personal invitation to join in services at the Bible Baptist Church, 286 N. 7th St., Tooele — “Where Jesus is Lord, the Bible our doctrine, and Baptist our Heritage.” The service schedule is: Sunday school 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m.; Sunday evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 7 p.m.; servicio Dominical en Espanol 1 p.m.; Servico del Martes 7 p.m. For more information, please call: English 435-882-7183, Espanol 801-577- 1812. Nursery and rides are available.
Why am I on Earth?
First Baptist Church in Tooele is having a community-wide home-based study to deal with the perplexing question, “Why in the world am I on Earth?”
The study will be in small groups at various homes around the valley, which will begin the week of April 10. We will be using the very popular New York Times best-seller book Purpose Driven Life as a guide for our discussions (free copies to those in the groups). Each group will meet once a week for six weeks for about one hour for study and discussion. In the past two years probably in excess of 100,000 small groups have met using this book to wrestle with this all important question of life.
If you are interested in receiving more information of joining a group please call Jon at 882-2048 or 496-3000.
Enjoy a spring luncheon and entertainment with the Tooele South Stake on Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m. at the church on 2nd and Coleman. (For all single adults 30 years and up.)
Share story at bookmobile
Tooele County Bookmobile Library, Grantsville, is participating in the 11th Annual National Young Writers and Illustrators Contest sponsored by KUED-Channel 7 and Emmy Awardwinning 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. Hurry! Contest ends Friday, April 1.
Inglés idioma Segundo
¿Aprendes Inglés? Apúntate y participa en las divertidas clases de inglés como idioma segundo. Partícipes: principiantes y avanzados. Centro de Educación para Adultos (Center for Adult Education) 76 South 1000 West, Tooele; Teléfono: 833-1994. ¡No faltes!
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.
Computer classes held
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 6-9 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.
Boy Scout Roundtable
Planning a swimming or boating activity with the troop this summer? Will your troop be attending the District Spring Camp-O-Ree? Need a few ideas for your program? You will not want to miss the April Roundtable.
• Safe swim defense and safety float — required for all troop swimming, boating activities.
• There will be special breakout sessions for your troop committee, 11-year-old leaders.
• Vital information for the Spring Camp-O-Ree merit badge pow-wow, including costs and requirements for Sr. Patrol Leader training.
If you are not attending, you are missing out on decades of scouting experience, not to mention the chance to earn Baden Bucks for the Roundtable auction in May. We’ll see you at the Tooele Jr. High School Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. Set-up by the Red Patrol, pre-opener by the Orange Patrol.
Read and win
The Tooele County Bookmobile Library, Grantsville, is promoting the Utah State Fair “Read and Win Reading Program,” open to children who are between the ages of 6-12 as of Sept. 1, 2005. Children read 10 books, fill out the Reading Record Form, and receive one free gate entry pass to the Fair, one ribbon bookmark and one coupon for a free regular drink redeemable at the Fair. You may visit the library to pick up a copy of the program rules and entry forms. Entries must be postmarked on or before Thursday, July 28, 2005.
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
• April 3 — Daylight savings time begins.
• April 5 — Hearing clinic 9 a.m. to Noon.
• April 6 — How to prevent falls 10:30 a.m. There will be drawings/gift bags for participation. Come out and learn how to be safe!
• April 7 — Center board meeting 7 p.m.
• April 10 — Laughlin/ Mesquite trip rescheduled.
• April 13 — Blood sugar and blood pressure testing at 10 a.m.
• April 16 — Old Time Fiddlers 1-3 p.m. at the Center.
Tooele seniors events
• 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.
Tooele seniors events
April 1 — 3 p.m.- Book Signing- Laurel Goudin author of “Winnie’s Walk With Fear.”
April 1 & 29 — 6-8 p.m. Dancing. Delbert Long will be the DJ.
April 8 — 6-8 p.m. Dancing. The Ahlstrom’s will play.
April 15 — 6-8 p.m. Dancing. The Faddis’ and will play.
April 22 — 6-8 p.m. Dancing. Ned Garcia will be the DJ. 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.
• 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.
The next meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support & Education Group will be Tuesday, March 12, at 2:30 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Citizen Center, 59 E. Vine. Those interested in attending this monthly group or for more information, call Frank Reed at 882-2870 ext. 130.
Do you suffer from any of these — panic, anxiety, depression? A support group is now forming; call Alex at 882-0532 for information.
Tooele Gun Club
We’re starting a new night league on Wednesday, March 30, at 6 p.m. — four weeks, 50 birds each night. Teams are computer selected and it’s good practice and fun at the same time. Come on up and join us. For further information, call John Miller at 882-2429.
• Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration Master Gardeners will repeat the pruning demonstration that was snowed out on March 25. Ray Beck will provide the training at his home in Tooele, 156 South 100 West, on Friday, April 1. The demonstration will begin at 10 a.m. and is free of charge. Parking is available at the church parking lot adjacent to the Beck’s backyard.
• Arbor Day tree plaques — Please remember to get your information for memorial plaques for the Arbor Day tree planting to Barbara Barlow (882-0006) or Ray Beck (833- 9916) by March 31. The plaques will be provided at no charge by the Master Gardeners, and your memorial tree can be planted anywhere you choose. Please call one of the above numbers for more information.
• Friday steak — MP Betty Donnelly will host dinner April 1 from 6:30-9 p.m.
• Cancer fund dinner/dance — Chairman Byron and Corrie Anderson will serve a stuffed pork chop dinner on Saturday, April 9, from 7-8 p.m. with dancing and entertainment with Barry John Thomas and Flashback to start at 8:30 p.m.
Come out and have a great dinner and enjoy the music from the 50s and 60s for a cost of $12.50 per person. There will be a raffle for an electric organ as well as several other prizes and a silent auction for a Precious Moments circus. All proceeds will go to the Cancer Fund.
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. 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.
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.
RMES banquet slated
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.
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.