Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 18, 2017
Bulletin Board – May 18, 2017

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, 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 is $3. For those under age 60, cost is $5. Transportation available to the store or doctor visits for residents in the Tooele and Grantsville areas. For transportation information call (435) 843-4102. For more information about the Tooele center, call (435) 843-4110.

Books for the Whole Family

Donated children’s books and paperbacks are for sale for 25 cents, and hardcovers are being sold for $1 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays, 5-8 p.m. on Mondays and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Tooele City Library. All proceeds go back to the library for projects and programs.

Bingo is Back!

St. Marguerite Catholic Church has started its bingo games again on Fridays starting at 6:45 p.m. Come and have a good time! Food is available. Call (435) 882-3860 with questions.

Tooele Tri Sprint Triathlon

The fifth Annual Tooele Tri Sprint Triathlon will be on Saturday, June 24 at 7 a.m. For race information and to register visit our website at www.tooelecity.org. If you register by May 30 your registration will include a race shirt. For more information please contact Tooele City Parks and Recreation at (435)843-2142 or at terras@tooelecity.org.

Miss Tooele Scholarship Pageant

Tooele City is excited to announce the 2017 Miss Tooele City Scholarship Pageant on Thursday, June 29 at 7p.m. The pageant is part of the Tooele’s 4th of July festivities and is open to 16-24 year-old girls who are Tooele City residents. There are $1,000-$2,000 scholarships and additional prizes available, and the contest does not include the swimsuit/fitness competition. The application deadline is May 31, 2017.  Contestant materials and additional information is available on the www.tooelecity.org website.  For more information, contact Kami Perkins (435) 843-2105, or kamip@tooelecity.org.

Friends of the Tooele Library

The Friends of the Tooele Library will be holding an art auction on Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. This will be a regular auction, with 70 percent going back to the artist and 30 percent going to Friends of the Library. Artists can set a minimum bid. For more information, contact Karen Belmonte at craftster247@hotmail.com.

Tooele Kiwanis 5K Freedom Run

The Tooele Kiwanis Club will host its annual 5K Freedom Run on July 4. Runners can go to tooelekiwanis.com to register for the run or get further information.

Fourth of July Entertainment and Activities

Tooele is looking for anyone interested in performing or taking part at the Fourth of July city park celebration. We will open up an exciting afternoon of local entertainment. The festivities will begin with country singer, Charlie Jenkins. The rest of the time will be open to singers, dancers, gymnasts, jugglers—any local talent is welcome. Come out and share. We will have a stage and sound system set up and ready for performances. Contact Susan Trujillo at (435) 882-5496 or (435) 840-3559 to reserve a spot.

Corvette, Bike and Car Show

Tooele City is sponsoring a Corvette Car Show Monday, July 3 from 5-8 p.m. at the Tooele City Park, 55 N. 200 West. The fun and enjoyable evening will include live entertainment. The 9th Annual Bike and Car show will be the Fourth of July. It will feature classics, customs, street rods, muscle cars, rat rods and motorcycles. All participants will receive a great looking trophy, with an overall Queen Choice Award. In addition, come show off your ride and cruise the Tooele Fourth of July Parade at 9 a.m. You must sign up for the parade this year in order to participate.

To register for either show call Ruben Trujillo at (435) 840-3847. Come and see the fine vehicles the owners’ pride and joys. Both shows are free!

Grantsville

Family History Center

Find the Past—come find your ancestors at our center, 113 E. Cherry St. (behind the stake center). Share your past and learn more of your heritage. Whether it is your  hobby or just a general interest, beginner to advanced researcher—all are welcome. Trained consultants are available to assist you.  Hours are Mondays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays noon-4 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursdays noon-4 p.m. Night hours Tuesday through Thursday are 7-9 p.m. Individuals and groups are welcome. Please call (435) 224-5010 to schedule a group or receive information about workshops, training, etc. Questions and comments are welcome.

Senior Center

The senior center is for the enjoyment of all seniors age 55 and older. For info, call (435) 884-3446. Activities include Bunco, exercise programs, bingo, ceramics, pinochle, movies and wood carving, etc. Meals on Wheels available for homebound. Lunch served weekdays. For age 60 and above, suggested donation is $3. For those under age 60, cost is $5. Transportation available to the store or doctor visits for residents in the Tooele and Grantsville areas. For transportation information, call (435) 843-4102.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers

The DUP is seeking any family histories, photographs, books, stories or vintage artifacts (before 1900) to display at our DUP Grantsville Museum, located at 378 W. Clark St. (in the basement of the J. Reuben Clark Farmhouse across from the Grantsville Cemetery). For more information, call Ellen Yates at (435) 884-0253 or Coralie Lougey at (435) 884-3832. Visit www.grantsvilledupmuseum.com or www.exploretooele.com.

Grantsville Irrigation

Grantsville Irrigation has issued two use-or-lose turns to be used by June 15. We will not begin reading meters until June 15. Please contact the office at (435) 884-3451 with any questions.

The Little Miss Grantsville Pageant

The Little Miss Grantsville Pageant will be held June 30 at the GHS auditorium at 7 p.m. Contestant must be from Grantsville or attend a Grantsville school and must have just completed first grade to 6th grade. Each contestant will be judged on a two minute talent, party dress, on-stage question and personal introduction. A mandatory meeting will be held at 200 East Main, Grantsville on June 5 at 7 pm. If you have any questions, please call Jan at (435) 224-3288 or Krista at (435) 841-9951.

Stansbury Park

Benson Pioneer Gristmill

Tour Utah’s last standing pioneer grist (flour) mill and log buildings. See how our ancestors lived, worked and crafted before the age of electricity. Take a guided tour to enhance your experience. Hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 325 State Road 138 (just North of Stansbury Park). Admission is FREE!

Guide Dogs of America

The 9th Annual Stansbury Days Car Show will be held Aug. 19 in Stansbury Park to benefit the Guide Dogs of America. Car Show registration is $25 the day of the show. The first 100 cars registered receive a car show t-Shirt and Dash Plaque. Charity dollars cover the over $42,000 each to raise and train these dogs. For info about the Guide Dogs of America, or the car show call (435) 841-0713 or e-mail blacknblue72@centurylink.net  The program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and your donation is tax deductible.

Schools

Story and Craft Hour.

Join us every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Tooele Family Center-PIRC as we enjoy the adventures of books and make fun crafts. For more information, call (435) 833-1934 ext. 1410. We are located at West Elementary School, 451 W. 300 South, Tooele. Please enter through the south side doors.

Free Preschool Hour

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m., the Tooele Family Center-PIRC has a fun activity hour of learning, singing and creating. This class is for all children up to 5 years old. Please come and enjoy the fun. For more information, call (435) 833-1934 ext. 1410. We are located at West Elementary School, 451 W. 300 South, Tooele. Please enter through the south side doors.

St. Marguerite Catholic School

St. Marguerite Catholic School welcomes students of all faiths from preschool through eighth grade. Featuring all-day kindergarten, all-day preschool, junior high grades 6-8, small class sizes, free trial days and an enhanced STEM curriculum called STREAMS with religion, Spanish, music and art classes included. 15 S. 7th Street in Tooele, (435) 882-0081.

New Charter School Information Meeting

The new Bonneville Academy charter school in Stansbury Park will be holding an  information meeting May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tooele City Library. For more information contact board chair, Brenda Spearman at (435) 840-1966 or visit bonnevilleacademy.org.

Education

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 Tooele Applied Technology Center at (435) 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 (435) 833-8750. Adult education classes are for students 18 and over.

TATC’s STEM Camps

TATC’s STEM Camps are back. There are three camps for third-fifth graders that will be held June 16, July 14 and August 4. There will also be a “Girls’ STEM Camp” for sixth-eighth grade girls on June 30. Visit eventbrite.com or call (435) 248-1800 for details.

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 (435) 833-8750 for more information.

Early Head Start

Do you have a child under age 3? Are you currently pregnant? VANTAGE Early Head Start is a free program for eligible families that offers quality early education for infants and toddlers in the home; parent education; comprehensive health services to women before, during and after pregnancy; nutrition education and family support services. Call (435) 841-1380 or (801) 268-0056 ext. 211 to apply or for free additional information.

Free developmental evaluation

DDI VANTAGE Early Intervention offers a variety of services to families with infants and toddlers from birth to age 3. Individualized services are available to enhance development in communication, motor development, cognition, social/emotional development, self-help skills and health concerns. Contact us for a free developmental evaluation at (435) 833-0725.

4H Youth

Scholarships

Join 4-H for just $5 annual dues! To participate in 4-H activities, you must register as a 4-H member online at ut.4honline.com. Many scholarships and contests are available on the 4H website, utah4h.org, and the USU Extension website, extension.usu.edu/wasatchfront/shared-contests.

Parent/Child Interactive Cooking Class

Celebrate Summer! Kids Can Cook Too! Join us for this fun summertime holidays parent/child interactive cooking class! Come Wednesday, June 14, 7 to 8 p.m., to create a barbecue burger in honor of Father’s Day! Class will be held at the USU Extension Office, 151 N. Main, in the Tooele Health Department. Call (435) 277-2409 to reserve a place for your family.

i4-H Camp

Registration now available for i4-H Camp through 4-H Online. Camp will be June 19-21 at USU Eastern in Price, Utah, for 7th and 8th graders. Cost is $115 (limited partial fee waivers available). The theme this year is “The World Awaits” with lots of fun, exciting events planned. More information can be found at utah4h.org/events/i4h/index . For 4-H Online help contact the Tooele USU Extension at (435) 277-2409 or Rob Griffin at (435) 797-3761.

Junior Youth Conference

Join this 3-day camp for 5th-6th grade youth to participate in fun workshops, the annual Snow Follies, and great learning experiences at Snow College. With older 4-H youth serving as mentors, 4-Hers improve self-esteem, strengthen involvement and interest in 4-H, and have opportunities to meet other youth from throughout the state. Registration at ut.4honline.com ends May 24. Contact Tooele Extension at (435) 277-2405 or megan.rowley@usu.edu for more information.

Utah Junior Turkey Show

Poults will be $3.50 each and available for pickup around Aug. 1. The turkey show will be Nov. 9-11. Participants must be in at least third grade by Oct. 1, 2016, and a current member of 4-H or FFA. Contact Joshua Dallin (435) 797-8442 or joshua.dallin@usu.edu for more information or call (435) 277-2049.

Club activity kits available

Many fun activity kits are available to support 4-H clubs and camps. Check out what’s available by visiting utah4h.org/volunteers/kits and utah4h.org/discover/discoverkits.

USU Extension

Free Webinars

Free webinars online at articles.extension.org. This is where you can find research-based information from America’s land-grant universities enabled by eXtension.org.

USU Extension Gardening

Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic— Master Gardener’s will be available to help diagnose your plant, tree and pest problems on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Tooele USU Extension office located at 151 North Main. Bring a photo and sample of the specimen to help identify the problem. Call 4(35) 277-2409 if you have any questions about the Diagnostic Clinic.

Free Garden Tour preview and Plant Exchange

The Fawson Preserve in Grantsville will be open to the public Wednesday, May 24, at 6 p.m. Join us for the “Walk and Talk” around the grounds, including ponds, bridges, paths, acres of trees, shrubs, flowers, orchard and outbuildings. Tour guides will answer your questions and point out items of special interest. The plant exchange is from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The Fawson Preserve is located at 187 Waterhole Way, Grantsville. Look for direction signs to guide you there. For more info, contact Jay Cooper at (435) 830-1447.

Annual Garden Tour and Summer Blast Kick-off Event

The Summer Blast family event is June 9, 5 to 9 p.m. at the Benson Grist Mill. This free event features 12 food trucks, pony rides, a petting zoo, the Air Med Helicopter, Smokey the Bear, the BLM Team, fire trucks, sheriff’s patrols and a command station, vendors, gardening displays and suppliers and a master gardener pavilion! Get your tickets and tour book for the Annual Tooele County Garden Tour to get a head start for the next day, June 10’s tour! Admission is $7 per adult, kids 12 and under are free. For more info visit annualgardentour.info or facebook/tooelecountyannualgardentour.

Charity

Tooele Children’s Justice Center

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

United Methodist dinner

Tooele United Methodist Church offers a free dinner every Wednesday. Coffee and social hour starts at 4 p.m. and dinner is served from 5-6 p.m. All are welcome.

The Tooele Valley Resource Center

The Tooele Valley Resource Center, now sharing a building with the Tooele County Food Bank at 38 N. Main Street, is currently in need of donations. Please consider donating items such as deodorant, chapstick, lotion, diapers, formula, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, combs and brushes. Cash is also welcomed. Those who receive services include individuals or families in crisis, the homeless and families at risk of becoming homeless. For more information, call (435) 566-5938 or fax (435) 843-0244.

First Baptist 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 (435) 882-2048.

The Tooele County Food Bank & Grantsville Emergency Food Pantry

The Tooele County Food Bank and Grantsville Emergency Food Pantry are in need of canned meats, soups, pasta and any non-perishable foods. We are accepting donations for Pathways Women’s and Children’s Shelter (victims of domestic abuse). They are in need of socks, underwear, blankets for twin beds, hygiene products (hairspray, hair gel, body wash, nail polish and remover) toys. Anything will be appreciated. Underwear and socks must be new. Other items can be gently used. Please help us help our community. Drop boxes are located in the Intermountain Staffing Office, 7 South Main Street #203, Tooele, UT 84074.

Baby blankets needed

Baby blankets are needed for the nursery at Mountain West Medical Center. Blankets should be new and in good condition. Homemade blankets are also accepted if new. Donations can be turned in to the volunteer desk at Mountain West Medical Center, 2055 N. Main Street in Tooele. Call Diane at (435) 843-3691 with any questions.

Community Closet

Clean out your closets. The Community Closet is accepting donations for gently used clothing. Donations are accepted at your neighborhood school. Contact Christy Johnson at (435) 830-4706 with any questions.

Moose

Meals at the Lodge

For members and their guests only: Friday and Saturday night dinners will be served from 5 p.m.-9p.m. Friday night dinners change weekly or you can order from the menu items Saturday night dinners include: 14 oz. ribeye or T-bone steak w/choice of baked potato/fries, salad and roll; halibut or salmon steak w/choice of baked or fries, salad and roll, or Jumbo shrimp w/choice of baked or fries, salad and roll. All meals are for a reasonable price. No orders taken after 8:45 p.m. Daily lunch specials are available at the lodge from 11a.m.

After purchase of 10 meals either Friday/Saturday nights your next one is free. If you have more than four people in your party, please call ahead to ensure the cook can better plan.

Entertainment

Saturday, May 20, a live band will perform from 6 -10 p.m.

Special Events

For members and their guests only. On Thursday, May 18, the WOTM will host a fundraiser, Dutch Oven Chicken dinner. On Friday May 26, we will honor Veterans with a free dinner.

Eagles

Breakfasts Canceled

Breakfast on Sunday, May 21 has been canceled due to the Utah State Eagles Convention in Park City and on Sunday, May 28, due to the Memorial Holiday. See you back on June 4th.

Friday Night Dinner

Dinners will be served on Friday, May 19 from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. The new cook and waitress, Kim and Vicki Smith, will be hosting the evening. The SPECIAL is Rib Eye Steak for $16. Come on out and enjoy the great steaks and other dinners.

Friday Night Dinners Canceled

Dinners will not be served on Friday, May 26 due to the Memorial Holiday. See you back on Friday, June 2.

Planning Meeting

A planning meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. All new officers should be there to plan the activities for June 2017. Please come and let’s start the new year out right.

Auxiliary PP’s Dinner

PMP Sabrina Niles will host the May PPs dinner at the Sun Lok Yuen on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. ALL PPs are invited, please come. Any questions, call me on (435) 837 2137.

Eagle members dues

All Aerie and Auxiliary members are encouraged to participate in a Grand Aerie Challenge and pay their annual dues in May to help the Local Eagles Aerie and/or Auxiliary to possibly win $1,000. Send them to the secretaries at the lodge.

Elks

Meetings

Lodge meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. House committee meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Friday night dinners

Dinner will be served on the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 p.m. Steak and shrimp dinner — $16.50, Ribeye dinner $18, Steak dinner — $12, Shrimp dinner — $14, Halibut dinner — $18, Fish and chips — $12, Soup and salad bar — $8. All dinners include soup or salad and baked potato or fries.

Snacks

Hungry? Need a snack? Available in the social quarters, during business hours: Nachos $2.50, hot dogs $2, burgers $3.75 ($4 with cheese), chicken sandwich $3.75 ($4 with cheese) and personal pizzas $3.

Annual Veterans Appreciation Day and Car Show

The annual Veterans Appreciation Day and Car Show will take place June 10 at City Park (“Pool Park”) at 11 a.m. Car registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m.—veterans eat free.

Golf scramble

The second annual Cancer Awareness “Fun” Scramble will be May 21 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at The Links at Overlake. Cost is $45 per player. The last day to sign up will be May 18, 2017. All fees are due at the time of sign-up. Golf and hole sponsor sign-up sheets will be located in the Lodge social quarters.

Historical Society

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.

Historical 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. Please call Alice Dale at (435) 882-1612 if you would like to purchase these books.

Groups and Events

Local author seeks photos

A local author and historian is seeking original photographs of Saltaire, Black Rock, Garfield Beach and/or Lake Point, as well as any similar turn-of-the-century attractions and resorts for an upcoming book project. Those who wish to contribute information or photographs of these parks should contact Emma Penrod at elpenrod@gmail.com. Contributions will be printed with credit in a yet-to-be released pictorial history book. There is no such thing as too many photographs as the author needs a minimum of 160 photographs, and any help is greatly appreciated.

Tooele Valley Flute Choir

The Tooele Valley Flute Choir seeks members interested in our inaugural effort to raise the profile of local flutists. If you love to play the flute and want to grow your musical horizons, please join us! All levels of skill and experience welcome. Contact Emma at elpenrod@gmail.com.

Tooele Valley Free Masons

The Tooele Valley Free Masons meet the second Friday of each month for dinner and socializing. If you are interested or have questions please join us at the Lodge, located at the corner of Settlement Canyon Road and SR-36, or give us a call at (435) 277-0087.

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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

If you are struggling with your weight, you don’t need to travel the road alone. TOPS can help you achieve your goals and support you in your journey. 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 Cornerstone Baptist Church, 276 E. 500 North. Weigh in from 5:30-6 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m. Call Mary Lou at (435) 830-1150 for information. UT 365 Tooele meets Saturday. Weigh-in from 9-9:30 a.m., and the meeting is at 9:30 a.m. This chapter meets at a private residence, so call ahead for the exact location. Call Lynne Nash at (435) 849-3853 for information. TOPS is a nonprofit organization. See the TOPS website at www.tops.org.

Tooele Gem and Mineral Society

Our club meets the third Tuesday of the month (except June, July and August) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Museum downstairs conference room located at 47 E. Vine Street, Tooele. Come learn about rocks, minerals and ways to craft with them and enjoy field trips for rock collecting. Membership $15/year. Email TooeleGemAndMineralSociety@gmail.com.

Tooele Family Al-Anon

Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Tooele Pioneer Museum, in the basement at the back of the building. For questions or more information, please call Allene at (435) 830-0465 or Elizabeth at (435) 884-0825 or (435) 241-9200.

Tooele Al-Anon Choices 4U

This group meets Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Mountain Faith Lutheran Church, 560 S. Main Street. For more information, contact Gesele at (435) 224-4015 or Jo-Ann at (435) 849-4180.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meeting daily at noon and 8 p.m. at the Oasis Alano Club, 1120 W. Utah Ave. For more information, contact Lance at (435) 496-3691 or Wendy at (801) 694-2624.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free, 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food addiction. Meetings are held every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine Street in Tooele. Enter at the north back entrance. For more information, call Millicent at (435) 882-7094 or Denise at (435) 830-1835 or visit www.foodaddicts.org. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tooele County Aging

Tooele County Aging is looking for volunteers to help us meet the needs of seniors in the community. Many seniors require assistance and need rides to doctors or other health professionals. Rides help seniors live more independent lives. Call (435) 843-4114 for more information. The Grantsville and Tooele Senior Centers also are in need of volunteers. For more information about volunteering at the Grantsville Center, call Dan at (435) 843-4753. For volunteering at the Tooele Center, call Debbie at (435) 843-4103.

Life’s Worth Living Foundation

Suicide support group every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center, located at 2055 N. Main Street in Tooele, in the classroom by the cafeteria. If you struggle with suicidal thoughts or have lost a loved one to suicide, please plan on attending. Please go on Facebook and like our page to keep current with our latest news and events. Contact us on that page. Visit lifesworthlivingfoundation.com or call 435-248-LIVE.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 20

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will hold its monthly executive and general meetings on the third Thursday of every month at the Pioneer Museum (rear entrance). The executive meeting will be at 7 p.m. and the general meeting will be at 8 p.m. The DAV is looking for volunteer drivers — no DAV membership is required. Will need a VA physical. No monthly meetings are held in July or December. Call commander Curtis G. Beckstrom at 435-840-0547 or adjutant Eric Suarez at 435-241-9781.

Health Department and Aging Services hours

The Tooele County Health Department and Aging Services’ new hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m.-noon. Check out our calendar on our main page for holiday hours and closures. For more information, call (435) 277-2301.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease can be overwhelming for the newly diagnosed. Tooele has a support group for persons with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. You can learn how others are coping with PD and how to live well. We meet the third Friday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at TATC, Tooele Applied Technology College, 88 S. Tooele Blvd., Tooele. For information, call Barb at (801) 656-9673 or Hal at (435) 840-3683.

Tooele Naranon “Circle of Hope to Recovery”

Tooele Naranon meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at 134 W. 1180 North, Suite 4 in Tooele (Bonneville Mental Health). Open to all those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a 12-step program, we offer help by sharing our experience, strength and hope. For more information, please contact Terri at (435) 313-4851.

Military items wanted

When you no longer want your military items, do not take them to the D.I. or the thrift store. Bring them to 775 S. Coleman Street — hats, helmets, dress uniforms, boots, shoes, pants, jackets, backpacks, belts, canteens, pouches, old photos, etc. They will be displayed with honor and respect. Call Matthew or Tina, 435-882-8688.

Children’s Choir Auditions

Rising Voices Children’s Choir is an auditioned children’s choir for children 7-14 years of age. The choir is directed by the talented Katelynd Blake, owner and director of Blake Music Studios. Blake has a degree in vocal performance and has taught at the collegiate level. If your child loves to sing and you are looking for an exceptional musical experience for them, this is it! The first audition date is Thursday, May 18. For more information and to register for an audition, please visit blakemusicstudios.com or call (435)-277-0755

Rocky Mountain Hospice

Want to have more meaning in your life. Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community? Then become a Rocky Mountain Hospice volunteer. No experience required. All training, background check and TB tests provided by Rocky Mountain. The only requirement is your desire to help someone in need. Please contact Diane Redman at Rocky Mountain Hospice, (801) 397-4904.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Group

Join us the 3rd Monday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele. The Tooele County Health Department’s Aging Services program is the sponsor for these Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups. The groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Questions call (435) 277-2456.

The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter is a free social support and educational program to help widows and widowers adjust to the loss of their spouse through monthly activities. You are invited to join others who are on the same page as you, to begin a new chapter in your life story. Call Sarah with Tooele County Aging Services at (435) 277-2456 for more details.

Stansbury Art and Literary Artist of the Month

Stansbury Art and Literary Society Artist for the month of May Is Ashley Hoth. Ashley is an accomplished realism artist who works mainly in oil paints and charcoal. Her interest for subject matter has been directed to the narrative that can be formed by still life subjects. Many of her still life paintings feature vintage books. You will be amazed at how her fine depictions give credence to the realism she has created in her artwork.  Ashley strongly believes in having a solid foundation of traditional drawing skills. She studied with classical drawing masters in Europe. The inspiration and desire to create simple and convenient art for homes and nurseries came about after her son was born. These works of art are available to view at the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce, 154 S. Main, Tooele. The public is invited to see this Chamber Wall Gallery display anytime during the Chamber’s regular business hours.

Sons of Utah Pioneers

Anyone interested in the history of Tooele City, Tooele County or Utah pioneers, we need you! Please come and join us for a potluck social dinner at the church on Pinehurst and Utah avenues. Parking on east side. For more information, please contact Joe Brandon, (435) 830-9783 or (435) 830-9784. The local Sons of Utah Pioneers meets the first Thursday of each month at the time and location mentioned above.

TC Square Dancers

TC Squares is a casually-dressed, family-friendly club that welcomes dancers from eight years old on up.  Those under 12 must be supervised. The club recently graduated seven mainstream level dancers and is now a full Mainstream Square Dance Club. The next new dancer class starts August 14. The schedule for the Mainstream/Plus level is 7:30-9:30 p.m.; and Full/Plus 9:30-9:50 p.m.  This month’s schedule is May 22, Regular Dance Night, May 29, Memorial Day, no dance.

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