Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 5, 2013
Bulletin Board – March 5, 2013


Tooele triathlon

Tooele City is currently looking for volunteers to help with the city’s first triathlon that will take place in July. Anyone with experience in running a triathlon who would like to help please contact Terra at 843-2142 or at

Driver safety class

A one day AARP Driver Safety Program is scheduled for March 28 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center, 2055 N. Main St. Cost is $14 or $12 with a current AARP membership card. Call 843-3690 or 843-3691 to register or for more information.

Class of ‘72

We would like to invite you to a meeting to help plan our 40+ reunion. We will meet at the Tooele Senior Citizens Center, 59 E. Vine St., on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Please come and support your class.

Family service night

Tooele City Family Recreation will be sponsoring a family service night on March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Dow James Building, 438 W. 400 North. Families of all ages are invited to participate. This is a family event. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Please pre-register to 843-2142 or by March 12 at 5 p.m. Families will be assembling birthday kits for families in need. This is a free activity and your family is not required to bring anything. If you would like you can bring donations that will be given to Tooele County Relief Services. Items we will be collecting that night are new birthday gifts for children of any ages, and basic household cleaning supplies.


Tooele City Library

Tuesdays, 4 p.m., family movies; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 and 11:30 a.m., story time; Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m., teen time with gaming, movies and more; Fridays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., kids crafts. March events: All month long, join the library’s new online recipe club. In this free community club, you can share recipes throughout each month. This club is for every skill level. We’re just getting set up, so fill out a quick form at the library with your name and email address. We will send you the information you need to get started. In honor of National Nutrition Month and St. Patrick’s Day, we will exchange our favorite green salads and dressings during March. Also all month long, Denny’s loves Dr. Seuss. Read 10 Dr. Seuss books to get a free kids meal at Denny’s during the month of March. Bring your 10 book titles to the library and pick up your free coupon. Kids 10 and under. One coupon per child. March 1 to 15, teen photography exhibit. Enjoy local teen talent with a photography exhibit from the Boys and Girls Club. March 6, 6 to 7:30 p.m. and March 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Square Foot Gardening 101. Learn how to grow all the organic food you’ll need in just 20 percent of the space needed for a traditional garden. March 15, 4 to 7:30 p.m. and March 16, noon. Teen gaming tournament. March 16, 3 p.m., a free breastfeeding class will be held in the south side room of the library. March 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oh My Tech! Computer and Internet workshop.


Centennial scholarships

Happy 100th birthday Tooele High School. We are so excited to celebrate 100 years. We want to invite you to join us in this celebration by creating centennial scholarships for just this year. Monetary donations in any amount would be greatly appreciated. Help us make this 2012-2013 centennial school year memorable. Buffalo seniors knowing their roots supported them going to college is a great way to start a new chapter. Please send your donations in care of THS Finance Office, 301 W. Vine St., Tooele, UT 84074. For more information, call Jill Whiting at 833-1978, ext. 2.

GHS arts festival

Grantsville High School’s art department in collaboration with the English department is hosting an arts festival. The theme for the festival is “Worlds Apart.” We are addressing the civil rights issues so prevalent from 1830 to 1930. English students have created book mark banners to illustrate their novel from this time period, music students are learning music, songs and dances from that time period to perform, and art students are creating art in all mediums to illustrate events and issues. It will be presented to the student body and their families on March 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the GHS commons and auditorium. Admittance is free. Many students will be required to attend for class credit, and many other teachers will be awarding extra credit for attendance. Community and family members are welcome. This has been the art department’s PLC project this year.

ASL concert

Tooele High School is hosting its annual spring American Sign Language concert on March 8 at 7 p.m. in the THS auditorium. Cost is $3 for students with ID, $5 for community residents or $20 per family of six. Come and enjoy our students signing songs in ASL.

Open house

Clarke N. Johnsen Junior High School will be holding an open house for all incoming seventh graders on March 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All class requests are due on this date.


“Once Upon a Mattress” will open March 21 at 7:30 p.m. and continue nightly (except Sunday) until March 27. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. CNJJHS’s production is directed by Jorden Cammack and features Amanda Brandaris, Brenna Lemmon, Grace Steele, Breanna Furniss, Tyson Turner and Dawson Carter in the leading roles. “Once Upon a Mattress” is a fantastic musical based on the classic story of the princess and the pea. For more information, contact Cammack at

TJHS community council

The next Tooele Junior High School community council meeting will be held March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the TJHS Library. All TJHS parents are encouraged to attend.

SHS events

Prom will be held at the State Capitol on April 19. If you would like to participate in promenade, the sign-up sheet is located on the door of the copy room. At least one person in the couple must be a junior to do the promenade. We will be holding our last Skills for Success April 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. The cost is $10. If you attend three of the four sessions, you will be able to clear two U’s. Youth Summit is scheduled for March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Attending the summit with a parent will clear two U’s. If a student attends without a parent, they can clear one U. The CTE Fair will take place May 14, 15 and 16. Attending any one day between 4 and 8 p.m. at the district office with a parent will clear one U. Seniors, start checking your grades to make sure you get all of your U’s cleared so you’ll be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Tooele County Summit

The annual Tooele County Summit will be held March 26 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at Tooele High School. The summit is for high school students and their parents. The public is invited to attend the keynote speaker address by Heather Anderson, Miss Utah USA 2007. The keynote will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Many great breakout sessions to choose from to follow. High school students can earn credit for attending. Check with your school for more information.

Preschool program

The preschool program in Tooele County School District has openings in their tuition classrooms for 3 and 4 year olds. We also do monthly assessments if you have concerns about your child’s development. Call 833-1966.

Extended day program

St. Marguerite Catholic School is pleased to announce that we now offer an extended day program. Our program will run Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be lots of fun activities for the kids as well as help with homework. Please call 882-0081 for more info.

Excelsior Academy tours

Curious about charter schools? Want to know more about Excelsior Academy? Tours are held each Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. School tours cover a range of topics such as the Excelsior Academy Philosophy and Vision, Direct Instruction, CHAMPS and the character development program. There is also an opportunity to observe the school’s unique group settings. Come and tour the building and have any questions answered. Everyone is welcome, 124 E. Erda Way, Erda. 882-3062.

Tooele Family Center

Story and craft hour

Join us every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Tooele Family Center as we enjoy the adventures of books and make fun crafts. For more info, call 833-1978 ext. 2127 or ext. 2010. We’re located at 301 W. Vine St., Bldg. #11 (right behind Tooele High School).

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).

USU Extension

Marriage survival class

It’s a jungle out there. Bring your spouse and enjoy this series of hands-on marriage enrichment classes. Topics include communications, commitment, strengthening relationships and financial harmony. Cost is $10 per couple. Attend all four classes and receive $30 cash. Classes will be held on March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 151 N. Main St. in the USU classroom. Free youth activities are offered for children 2 years and older. Register no later than March 5 at To reserve space for youth activities, email or call 277-2406. Event is co-sponsored by the Tooele County Healthy Marriage Coalition.

Date night

Looking for a fun night out with your spouse? On March 15, the monthly date night will be held. It will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dinner is served. Cost is $10 per couple. This month’s theme is “under construction.” Don’t get caught in a construction zone. Get the tools to build your relationship at this great night out. You will be making an easy wooden picture frame. Register at Free youth activities for ages 2 and up. To reserve space for youth activities, email or call 277-2406. Dinner will be provided for children. Please include number of children, ages and any food allergies. Please reserve day before the event. Couples who are able to attend the next four date nights in March, April, May and June will receive $30 cash back. Co-sponsored by the Tooele County Healthy Marriage Coalition.

Coupon club

Join us March 16 at 1 p.m. A presenter from Grocery Smarts is teaching a class and we will join her for our monthly coupon club in March. The meeting will be at the Tooele County Health Department building in the USU Extension classroom. Bring any coupons you’d like to share or exchange. We will also be scheduling a date and time for KUTV’s Grocery Guru to come do a grocery shopping tour here in Tooele. Cost for the tour will be $10.


Hunter education course

A Utah hunter education course will be held March 12, 14, 19, 20 and 21 with range on March 23. All classes are from 6 to 9 p.m., with range times TBA. State law requires students to attend all sessions of class. Classes are held at the Tooele County Health Building, 151 N. Main St. For more information, call Gene at 882-4767 or Bryan at 882-6795.

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 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.


Customer service workshop

Poor customer service is the No. 1 reason customers will not return to a business. TATC is holding monthly customer service workshops to address this critical need. Students meet for four consecutive Fridays and learn to reduce stress by applying time management skills, advance in a company or organization by learning to communicate professionally, learn team building skills and resolving conflicts with grace, all while working on a positive attitude. Treat your customers professionally and have a good time doing it. Apply today at the TATC, 66 W. Vine St., or call 248-1800.

Free tuition

Tuition is free for senior citizens ages 62 and over and high school students. Whether you are looking to learn new skills or train for your first career, TATC is here for you. You take the time you need to complete your training and choose your own schedule. Most programs are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. We want you to succeed. Call 248-1800 or come in to 66 W. Vine St. in Tooele.


CASA volunteers

Lift up a child’s voice, a child’s life. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. Volunteers work until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Volunteers are common citizens over 21 years old with a heart for vulnerable children. Apply at or call (801)574-1472.

Writing volunteers

Valley Mental Health in Tooele, a non-profit organization, is looking for several volunteers with grant writing experience and/or computer/typing skills to perform data entry at the Tooele office. Must pass a background check and be able to volunteer a few hours or more each week (can volunteer anytime Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Contact Alex C. Gonzalez or Adrienne Berrett at 843-3520.

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.

Food drop

The Utah Food Pantry will hold the next drop on March 8 in the Deseret Peak Complex parking lot. Sign ups will start at 7 a.m. and continue to 10 a.m. or until all food is distributed, whichever comes first. We keep a running tally of sign ups to make sure we have enough food to distribute, so please come early. Carpooling is encouraged, and ID is required for carpoolers to ensure they live at separate addresses. If you have any questions, please call Nancy at 841-4351.

Rocky Mountain Hospice

While it can be difficult at times, volunteering can be a most rewarding and worthwhile experience. Rocky Mountain Hospice is looking for dedicated individuals who are willing to spend one to two hours per week volunteering. We ask for a time commitment of at least six months. We provide 12 hours of training, TB testing and a background check. Hospice volunteers assist end-of-life patients and their families with friendly visits and companionship, respite care for caregivers, light housekeeping, grocery shopping and end of life projects. Please contact Tina Rasmussen at (801)397-4904 or

Hospice volunteers

Hospice volunteers are needed for Harmony Hospice to give a wonderful gift: your time, companionship, yardwork and music. Become an 11th hour volunteer. Call Coy at 225-6586.

Volunteer opportunity

Rocky Mountain Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers in Tooele. Our volunteers provide respite care, friendly visits, conversation, light household chores, and other needs to terminally ill patients who are on our hospice services. Please visit our website at Training, background check, and TB test required — all provided. Please contact Jill at (801)397-4904 for additional information.

Cat food needed

Local non-profit rescue group desperately needs cat food to feed the homeless cats in Tooele. Please drop off donations at 178 W. 700 North or the Tooele Veterinary Clinic at 1182 N. 80 East. Any questions please call 882-2667.

Tooele Animal Outreach

Tooele Animal Outreach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization desperately seeking volunteers in our community who love animals like we do to help continue finding forever homes for abandoned and neglected animals. We need volunteers for various projects, i.e. posting animal pictures on the Internet, taking foster animals to vet appointments, organizing fundraising and adoption events, picking up donated food, blankets and medication for foster animals and fostering dogs. If you would like to find out more about our program, please contact Marci at 830-4049.

Moose Lodge

Daily lunch

Chicken salad sandwiches, shrimp and fries, fried chicken — you never know what might be on the menu.

Friday night dinners

The Moose Lodge will be serving clam chowder and fish and chips every Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost will be $10 for a cup of soup and a halibut fish and chips dinner. Come and enjoy some great seafood on Friday nights. Members who purchase five dinners either on Friday or Saturday nights will receive their next meal free.

Saturday night dinners

Saturday night dinners of ribeye or T-bone steaks, salmon, halibut or shrimp for a great price are available for members and their guests. Members who purchase five dinners either on Friday or Saturday nights will receive their next meal free.

No steaks served

There will be no steaks served on March 16 due to our lodge celebrating an early St. Patrick’s Day. Chef Steve will have his famous corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings. This event starts at 6 p.m. Please come out, have a great meal and support your lodge. For members and their guests only.


On March 8, the Big Belly Blues Band will be playing at the lodge starting at 7 p.m. In addition, on March 23, the Old Man Garage Band will be playing starting at 7 p.m. Our chef Teri will be cooking up her favorite meals for both of these events. Please come and enjoy the food/entertainment and support your lodge. For members and their guests.

Kid’s Easter party

The kid’s Easter party is scheduled for March 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to enjoy this great event. For members and their guests only.


Steak night

Remember the Eagles Auxiliary serves only the freshest steaks and the good fresh cut, home-cooked French fries. On March 8, Kathy and Richard Wamsley will cook and serve the dinners. The special is the 14-ounce rib eye steak dinner for $11.50 with all the trimmings. Please come up, have a delicious dinner and socialize. Members and guests are invited.

Queen of Hearts night

The Eagles will have a fun game on Monday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. Come up, have a cool one, purchase a ticket and win the Queen of Hearts.

State chili cook-off

The state Aerie chili cook-off will be March 10 at 1 p.m. at the Tooele lodge. Judging of the winning pots from around the state will be at 1 p.m. sharp with lunch to follow. The cost is $6 per person. Prizes will be given to the winners. Members and guests are invited to participate at the luncheon.

PPs dinner meeting

PMP Karlyn Bishop will host the dinner meeting on March 20 at 7 p.m. All PPs are invited to attend.

Tooele County Historical Society

Monthly meeting

Our featured speakers for the March 12 meeting will be John and Carol Cluff. They will tell the history of Luke Johnson and his pioneer legacy. We will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tooele Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St. Please park in the rear lot and enter through the back door and come downstairs. Members and guests are welcome. If you would like to join our organization, dues are $5 a year.

Historical books

Tooele Co. Historical Society books are available for purchase. The History of Tooele County Volume 11 is $25. The Mining, Smelting and Railroading in Tooele is $15, and we will also have eight note cards depicting four different pioneer buildings for $4. These will make great gifts for your family and friends. Contact Alice Dale at 882-1612.

Seeking historical items

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

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.

Groups and Events

Stansbury cemetery plots

Plots for the Stansbury Cemetery are now available. Prices for Stansbury residents are $350 each through Memorial Day, and $450 each for non-residents through Memorial Day. Discounts also apply with purchases of four plots or more. Call the Stansbury Service Agency at 882-6188 or Glenn Oscarson at 840-2462 for more information.

Musical auditions

LaForge Encore Theatre Company is holding auditions for “The Sound of Music.” Auditions for Von Trapp children (ages 4 to 16), will be held March 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. and March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Auditions for adult roles will be held March 20, 21 and 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. You only need to audition once during these times. Come with a prepared song and a short monologue/speech. Auditions will be held at West Elementary. Enter through south door. Call backs will be by invitation only on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Production dates are June 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24 and 25.

Ladies of Elks

The Tooele Ladies of Elks annual charity luncheon will be held March 16. The social begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch to follow at noon. All women invited. Cost is $10. There will be a raffle, door prizes and entertainment provided by the Dancing Queens. This is a great way to spend your afternoon. For more information, call 882-1298 or contact any Tooele Ladies of Elks member.

Intro to yoga

A free intro to yoga class will be held in Tooele by Radiance Yoga and Healing Arts on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. Class will be held at Meier and Marsh Professional Therapies, North Pointe, 2356 N. 400 East. Call (801) 599-8222 or visit for more information.

Cub Scout roundtable

March’s Cub Scout roundtable brings us to the core value of faith and theme of my family tree. Join us March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tooele Junior High School AV room. Cub Scouters from all over Tooele County and Deseret Peak District will be there. Will you?

Water polo oranges

Fresh water polo oranges, picked and rushed from California to Tooele in just one day, need to be sold. The profits will support the Tooele water polo team. Cost is $35 for a full case or $25 for a half case. More than 600 cases still need to be sold. Call Shawna at 224-2892 or Janet at 224-4438.

NWTF banquet

The Tooele County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 14th annual banquet and auction on April 6 at the Deseret Peak Complex. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early bird incentive tickets are available until March 23. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Laurie Erickson at 830-9224, Jody Erickson at 849-1082 or Ty Anderson at 830-4660. We encourage advanced ticket purchase, but tickets will be available at the door.

Mr. & Miss Amazing Pageant

A pageant for people with disabilities (ages 14-28) in Tooele County will be held March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Tooele High School auditorium. Cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family (five people). All proceeds will benefit our Severe Special Education Program. There will be a silent auction and concessions. For more information or to donate, please contact Rebecca Ford at Tooele High School at 833-1978, ext. 2194 or

St. Marguerite fish fry

St. Marguerite Knights of Columbus will be hosting a fish fry every Friday during Lent. Cost is $5 for a two-piece dinner and $7 for a three-piece dinner. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Wildlife Federation

The Tooele County Wildlife Federation is having its annual banquet on March 9 at 6 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Citizens Center, 59 E. Vine St. Show your support for our wildlife. Cost is $8 plus membership. Membership is $5 for a single, $20 for a family and $25 for corporate. There will be door prizes, a raffle and an auction. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 882-4767 or 882-6795.

Gem & Mineral Society

Tooele Gem & Mineral Society meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Tooele Senior Center, 59 E. Vine St. (back entrance), at 7:30 p.m. At our March 12 meeting, the guest speaker will be Jim Davis, geologist for the Utah Geological Survey. He will be speaking on Utah’s mineral wealth, the importance of mining in Utah, unique Utah minerals and metals, and mining and energy production. This presentation is free and open to the public. Membership dues are only $10 a year. Come learn about rocks and minerals, field trips for rock collecting and the rock show in September. Come have fun with us. Visit us on Facebook or email

Master Gardener spring expo

How does your garden grow? If you want better results, come to the Tooele County Master Gardener Spring Expo on March 9 at the Extension Auditorium, 151 N. Main St., Tooele. Each year the Master Gardeners have six presentations along with a main speaker to help you perfect how your garden grows. This year the list includes growing the best vegetable garden, lawns, growing grapes and berries, don’t throw it out — compost it, All-America Selections for 2013, and grow your own salsa. The main presenter is Dr. Michael Kuhns, USU Forestry Specialist, renowned for his knowledge of trees best suited for growing in Utah. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the cost is $5. This includes a booklet and handouts.

Stansbury CERT training

Stansbury Park CERT is having a CERT training for anyone in Tooele County who would like to be CERT trained. It is a one day training on March 23 at Stansbury High School. There is also some online training that you need to do before the training day. For information about CERT and the training, go to You may also contact Robin Frederickson at 882-4608.

Deseret Peak softball

Registration is now open for the 2013 men’s and coed leagues. The fee is $425 per team and must be paid by April 24. Cash or check payments can be made at the convention center office at Deseret Peak or credit card payment over the phone by calling Chris at 843-4003. Any questions regarding the leagues contact Jeff at 840-1735.

Stockton’s anniversary

Coming soon to Stockton is the kick off to the town’s 150 years celebration. There will be several free events. On April 27 (Arbor Day) there will be Stockton histories and fireworks. On May 18, there will be Indian histories and performances. On June 15, there will be mining history. All events will be held at the Stockton Ward at 5 p.m. On Aug. 17, Stockton Days will be celebrated with a parade, quilt raffle, games and vendors at Stockton Ballpark.

Summer club

The Tooele Boys & Girls Club will host a summer club from June 3 to Aug. 16. The club serves youth ages 6 to 12. Cost is $125 per month for an activity/snack fee. Cost is only $375 for the entire summer. Please note that space is limited and $125 is requested at time of registration. Register at any club location: Dow James Building at 438 W. 400 North; Youth Center at 102 N. Seventh St.; or Tooele Office at 352 N. Main St. Call 843-5719 and ask for Darlene, Marsha or Alisha for more information. Daily morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Bring your own sack lunch. The club will be held at the Youth Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Dow James Building from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Transportation from Tooele Youth Center to Dow James Building is provided by the Boys & Girls Club. Remember that open recreation is still operating from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Dow James Building and the cost is $10 per year. That fee is waived for summer club participants.

Stansbury Park Easter event

Join us for Stansbury Park’s annual Easter egg hunt on March 30. It will be held at 10 a.m. at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse for children ages 0 to 11. The Easter bunny will be there for pictures, as well as the fire truck, cotton candy, face painting and a balloon artist.

Alzheimer’s support group

Open to anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia (memory issues). Learn about this disease. Get/share ideas. Bring your loved one along. Trained staff will assist them while you attend meeting. The next meeting is March 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Cottage Glen Assisted Living, 1892 N. Aaron Drive, Bldg. #5, Tooele. Cosponsored by Tooele County Aging Services (to participate call 843-4107) and Alzheimer’s Association–Utah Chapter. For information call (800)272-3900.


Outstanding volunteers

The search is on for Utah’s outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations will be accepted until March 31. Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, senior care facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate older adults. To nominate someone, visit For more information about Salute to Senior Service, call (801)542-0405.

Grantsville Senior Center

Membership is $4 for 55 and older and includes newsletter. For dates, times, appointments, activities and meals, call 884-3446. Foot appointments are on the last Tuesday of the month. Hearing appointments are on the first Tuesday of the month. Meals on Wheels are available for the homebound. A suggested donation of $2.50 for daily meals. For transport to doctor’s appointments or stores in Grantsville or Tooele, please call Holly at 843-4102. A donation of $2 for one way is suggested.

Tooele Senior Center

The senior center is for the enjoyment of all senior citizens 55 and older. New and exciting activities have started. For info, call 843-4110. These include bridge and pinochle, arthritic exercise program three times a week, line dancing, woodworking, Wii games, watercolor class and karaoke. Meals on Wheels for homebound. Lunch served, daily donation of $2.50. The center also provides transportation to the store or doctor visits in Tooele and Grantsville areas.

Program openings

Tooele County Aging has openings in an alternative, income-based program designed to help seniors remain independent. CNAs help keep them in their homes safely, provide personal care, do housekeeping and run errands. If interested please contact Jolene Shields at 843-4104 or 4105.

Senior Circle

Senior Circle is for those ages 50 and better and costs just $15 a year per person or $27 for a couple. Call 843-3690 for more information or a membership application. Lots of great health benefits and fun activities. June 23 to 29, trip to Mt. Rushmore/Black Hills. Cost is $599 per person, double occupancy.


Addiction recovery

The freedom from addiction group, RUSH, holds meetings on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 23 S. Main Street, Suite 33, Tooele.

Recovery International

Recovery International is a structured self-help group that follows a proven method. We meet every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Valley Mental Health, 100 S. 1000 West, Tooele. This group is for anyone who wants help overcoming depression, anxiety, anger, fears, phobias or repetitive thoughts. Call Mary Ann for more information at 884-0215.

S.A. recovery group

S.A. men’s group meets every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. at the Green House in Tooele. Call 841-7783 with questions.


Is someone’s drinking affecting your life? You don’t have to be alone. Al-Anon meetings every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at residence, 77 W. 400 North. For more information please contact Perky at 843-7145 or Elizabeth at 884-0825.

Food addicts

Food addicts in recovery aim to lose weight and keep it off. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Weekly meetings held at Tooele County Museum, 47 E. Vine Street, on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Come in the back door; meetings are held in the basement. Call 882-0805 for more information.

Take off pounds sensibly

Need help to lose those extra pounds? We can help. TOPS is a weight loss support group open to men, women, teens and pre-teens. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Center, 59 E. Vine Street. Call Mary Lou at 830-1150, Lisa at 882-1442 or see for more information.

Addiction recovery Tooele

LDS Family Services addiction recovery meeting every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the LDS chapel at 1030 S. 900 West, in the Relief Society room. Enter on the west side of the church. The handicap entrance is on the south side of the church. This meeting addresses all addictions or character weaknesses. No children, please.

Addiction recovery Grantsville

LDS Family Services addition recovery meeting every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the LDS chapel at 415 W. Apple Street in the Relief Society room. Enter on the north side of the church. The handicap entrance is also on the north side of the church. This meeting address all addictions or character weaknesses. No children, please.

LDS addiction family support

If you have a loved one who is struggling with addictions of any kind, find help and support Sunday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Erda Ward building at 323 E. Erda Way. Enter on the east side of the building and go to the Relief Society room.

LDS porn addiction program

An LDS pornography addiction recovery support group meeting will be held every Friday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Stansbury Stake Center, 417 E. Benson Road. Enter on the southwest side of building. Separate men’s recovery (for men struggling with pornography addictions) and women’s support meetings (for women whose husbands or family members are struggling with pornography) are held at the same time

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