Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 31, 2005
Bulletin Board – March 31, 2005

Tooele

Help Tooele businesses

Volunteers are being sought by the Tooele City Business Retention & Expansion program to complete a survey of 50 local businesses. Two-person teams will visit two Tooele City businesses.

The resulting survey will be published to identify businesses that have the potential to make the biggest economic impact and determine issues affecting their ability to grow and succeed. Contact Brian Berndt by E-mail brianb@tooelecity.org or phone 843-2103.

Learn water safety

The Leigh Pratt Aquatic Center is offering lifeguard training and water safety instructor classes during April.

The lifeguard training class will be held Tuesday through Thursday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. beginning April 4. The cost of the class including books and equipment is $115.

The water safety instructor course begins April 25 at 4:30 p.m.. The cost for this course is $100.

Classes are also being offered for all levels of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program beginning April 4. These classes are at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for a two week period.

Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Reservations can be made at the aquatic center, 55 North 200 West, or by phone 882-3247.

Find best friend

Your new best friend is waiting for you at the Grantsville City Animal Shelter! Visit www.petfinder.com, enter zip code 84029, and meet Hooper, Silver, Oscar, Herbie, Shelby, Sassy and Bonny. Some are young, some are adults, and all of them are very affectionate and in need of new, loving homes right away. If you don’t have web access, please call 884-6881 or 884-4407 for more information or to arrange a face-to-face meeting with any or all of these wonderful, adoptable companions.

Free Health Fair

A free health fair will take place at Tooele High School on Thursday, April 21, from 4-6 p.m. in conjunction with the Healthy Woman Kick Off Event, sponsored by Mountain West Medical Center. The health fair is open to anyone, but mainly targets women between the ages of 18-55. Free screenings, information and giveaways will be available. For more information, contact 843-3691.

Healthy Woman Kick Off

Mountain West Medical Center’s Healthy Woman Program is a free community resource to help educate women of all ages (specifically 18-55 years of age) on a variety of health issues for the entire family. To kick off the new Healthy Woman Program a catered dinner with nationally-recognized motivational speaker, Dr. Suzanne Metzger, will be held on Thursday, April 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Tooele High School. Tickets are $8 per person, or a table of 10 is only $70 and can be purchased at the front desk of the hospital (2055 N. Main St.). Door prizes and information about upcoming Healthy Woman events will be announced during the event. For more information, call 843-3691.

Love animals?

Are you an animal lover? Do you want to help dogs and cats in need, but would rather stay home to do it? Now you can do both! The Tooele Animal Outreach Group is seeking loving families to foster homeless animals who are waiting to be adopted. Training will be provided by No More Homeless Pets, and veterinary care for each animal will be included when necessary. To learn more, please call 843-1361, 882- 2085 or 884-4407. Also, you can visit www.utahpets.org to read more about the program and how to apply to be a foster family for the Tooele Animal Outreach Group.

Veterans receive help

A field 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 April 15 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 American Legion to qualify for assistance.

Auditions set

Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of The Frog Prince on Monday, April 11, 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.

Enhance marriage

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.

Spring cleaning?

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 msutah@msutah.org or call cell phone 801-574-9583.

Food available

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.

Meetings

Legislative caucus canceled The monthly legislative caucus has been canceled for April 20 and the next legislative caucus is scheduled for May 18 at the State Capitol. For more information, call the County Commission office at 843-3150.

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.

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.

Sports

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.

Overlake

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. Grantsville

Quilt drive

The Grantsville Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a quilt drive through May. Quilts will be donated to the University of Utah Burn Center in June. Please contact Katie Marshall at 884-0833, Marcee Grange at 849- 2238, Susan Reed at 843-5211, Tammy Haynes at 884-1180 or any member of the auxiliary for more information. Thank you in advance.

Rodeo club

Grantsville Rodeo Club will hold its high school rodeo Friday, April 8, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be a dance at the arena barn on Friday after the rodeo until midnight. The famous Rube’s ribs will be served Friday night. Come and support the Grantsville Rodeo Club.

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.

Trees beautify Grantsville

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 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.

• 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.

Churches

Christian fellowship

Emmanuel Christian Fellowship’s services will be held Sundays at 11 a.m. at 635 N. Main St. in Tooele (behind Phil’s Glass). This is a non-denominational church. Call 224-3333 or 882-8673 for information.

St. Marguerite’s Food Drive

This Sunday, April 3, St. Marguerite’s will collect all non-perishable food items to be donated to our local CAP foodbank. Thank you for your continued support.

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.

LDS Singles

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.)

Library

National Library Week

Join us April 12-April 16 for National Library Week — Something for everyone @ your library.

• April 12 — Memory game at 6 p.m. Sign up early.

• April 13 — Bring in a photo or draw a picture of your favorite pet and display them all week long in our pet mural.

• April 14 — Internet basics class at 4:30 and 6 p.m. lasting 30-45 minutes. Sign up early.

• April 15 — Science show at 5:30 p.m. Sign up early.

For more information, call the library at 882-2182 or visit the library at 128 W. Vine St.

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.

Schools

Ask a principal

Anyone can speak directly, but anonymously, with a school principal or school psychologist April 17-19 when the National Association of Elementary School Principals holds its 16th annual Ask-A-Principal Hotline.

It’s a yearly, toll-free phone and e-mail service in English and Spanish for parents, grandparents or anyone with a question to ask about schools, children and education. Call toll-free, 1-800-944-1601, or e-mail the Hotline by accessing www. naesp.org during the following times: (Note: computer users may e-mail on Saturday, April 16) Sunday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 5-11 a.m.

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.

Scouts

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 and boating activities.

• There will be special breakout sessions for your troop committee and 11-year-old scout 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.

Seniors

Grantsville seniors

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.

• April 26 — Foot clinic 1:30- 3:30 p.m. Appointments are necessary, call 884-3446.

• April 29 — Celebrate spring at the birthday dinner at 5 p.m. with entertainment by the Hale Boys concert.

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.

• April 14-15 — AARP Driving Course 12-4:30 p.m. each day. Both days are mandatory to complete the course. Cost is $10. Meet at MWMC classrooms. Registration is required.

• April 20 — Wellness luncheon topic: Allergies by Dr. Krogh at 11 am. Meet at the health department (181 N. Main). Lunch costs $3 for members. Money is due April 15.

• April 21 — Healthy Woman Kick Off Health Fair and Dinner. Free health fair is from 4-6 p.m. at Tooele High School, followed by a dinner and national motivational speaker from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are to be purchased ahead for $8 at the hospital.

• April 26 — Birthday Bingo Night at 5 p.m. in the MWMC cafeteria. Come celebrate April birthdays and play bingo for prizes. Pizza, cake and drinks will be served! Cost will be $2.

• April 28 — Evening Diabetes Support Group 7 p.m. Meets at MWMC in classrooms.

• May 19-21 — Spring Getaway to Moab, trip cost is $194 for double occupancy and will include transportation, sightseeing, most meals, hotel accommodations for two nights, sound/light cruise on Colorado River, cowboy show at Bar M Chuckwagon.

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

O.E.S. visits Wendover

Order of Eastern Star is sponsoring a bus to Wendover April 3 at 9 a.m. Call for reservations 882-3976, 882-2369 or 882-2564.

Diabetes support

Diabetes Support Group will meet April at 11 a.m. at the Tooele Health Department.

Kevan L. Whipple, DPT, OCS, Doctor of Physical Therapy will speak. Also a reminder about the Diabetes Expo to be held April 9 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Towne Expo Center, Hall #1, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. For more information, call Carol at 843-9787.

VFW meets

The V.F.W. Post 9413 will meet Thursday, March 31, at 1900 (7 p.m.) in the National Guard Armory at the corner of 1st and Vine Streets.

Alzheimer’s support

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.

Panic, depression

Do you suffer from any of these — panic, anxiety, depression? A support group is now forming; call Alex at 882-0532 for information.

Master Gardeners

• 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.

Eagles events

• 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. all for a cost of $12.50. There will be a raffle for an electric organ, 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 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.

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.

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.

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

U inauguration

A panoply of University of Utah events will take place the week prior and leading up to the inauguration of Michael K. Young as the University’s 14th president on Friday, April 15, at 11 a.m., in Kingsbury Hall, located at 1395 E. Presidents Circle (180 S.) on the University of Utah campus. The event is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. A processional ticket is required for those participating in the academic procession, which will commence at the Park Building, at 10:45 a.m., and travel to Kingsbury Hall. Following the ceremony a reception will be held, weather permitting, on the Kingsbury Hall Plaza. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held in the Gardner Hall atrium.

Inauguration programming can be found at http://www. inauguration.utah.edu/.

Fine art display

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts will display “Portals: Traditional Belief Portrayed in Chinese and Japanese Art” from April 3 through May 1. For more information, call 801-581-7332 or visit www.umfa.utah.edu.

The Utah Museum of Natural History will feature the “Range Creek Exhibition” from April 3 through May 1. For more information, call 801-581-6927 or visit www.umnh.utah.edu.

Watershed farmers

Farmers and ranchers who operate on 1,350 farms and ranches in three Utah watersheds are among those invited to participate in the first national sign up of the historic new Conservation Security Program (CSP). The sign up, administered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will be available in the Little Bear-Logan, San Pitch (Manti), and Montezuma (Monticello) Watersheds from March 28 to May 27.

More information about each watershed, including a map and contact information, is available on the Utah NRCS Web site at http://www.ut.nrcs.usda.gov/ programs/CSP/index.html

International Fest

Westminster College will hold its annual International Fest on Saturday, April 9, from 7-9 p.m. in the Payne Gymnasium, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City.

The public is invited to join in for ethnic food from area restaurants and live performances representing countries from throughout the world.

Admission for the general public is $5.

The groups scheduled to perform at the International Fest include the Salt Lake Scots, Narodna (performing Russian, Polish, and Slovakian dances), the BYU Asian Club, Capoeira (Brazilian), Ballet Folkloric (performing Bolivian and Mexican dances), Arabian Eyes, 1st Samoan, Shimmy (belly dancing), and an Irish folk dancing group.

Separatism or Jihad

Westminster College and the Salt Lake Film Center present a free screening of Chechnya: Separatism or Jihad on Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the Gore School of Business auditorium, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City. The event is free and open to the public.

Artist applications due

Artist applications are now available for the Utah Arts Council Performing Arts Tour Roster. The Utah Arts Council welcomes applications from Utah artists in dance, music and theatre who are interested in performing in a variety of locations between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. Applications must be received by May 16, 2005 at 5 p.m. This is not a postmark deadline.

The Utah Arts Council will hold an open house April 14 from 6-7 p.m. at its main office, 617 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, for new applicants to ask questions about the tour and receive help filling out their applications.

Applications are available on the Utah Arts Council website, arts.utah.gov/csp/ or by calling Anna Boulton at (801) 236-7546 or Bertie Stoker at (801) 236- 7544.

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