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 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.
Tooele City Cemetery has set its schedule for grave decorations for 2016. Decorations are allowed for seven days before and seven days after St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Pioneer Day, Labor Day and Halloween, as well as seven days before and seven days after the anniversary of death and seven days before and seven days after the birthday of the deceased.
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.
Family History Center
Greet your ancestors free at the Grantsville Family History Center, 117 E. Cherry Street All are welcome, with consultants there to assist you. Open Mondays noon to 4 p.m., and Tuesday through Thursday noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
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.
Benson Historic Gristmill
The Benson Gristmill’s annual Christmas lighting will be Nov. 28, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. There will be entertainment, free hot cocoa and a treat while supplies last.
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 0-5 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.
Diesel Tech class
Become a Heavy Duty Diesel Technician and start earning an attractive income. Employer partners are waiting to employ diesel technician graduates. Enroll today and begin an exciting lucrative career. Visit tatc.edu or call 435-248-1800 for more information.
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 (435) 248-1800 for more information or to enroll.
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.
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.
Healthy Cooking with … Series
Cooking with Pomegranates! Come to this fun hands-on class Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 7-9 p.m. Make and enjoy samples and go home with recipes and info. Cost is $6 per person/couple per class. Space is limited! Prepay and registration required. Stop by USU Extension office M-TH 8 a.m.-6 p.m. or F 8 a.m.-noon to register or text Darlene at 435-840-4404 to register and make arrangements to pay. Classes will be held at 151 N. Main — Tooele County Health Bldg. Sponsored by USU Extension.
Dads matter — which is why we are offering a free research-based parenting course for fathers and father figures. You will learn how to put an end to arguing, back talk and begging; teach responsibility without losing your child’s love; set limits without waging war; avoid power struggles and teach your children to complete chores without reminders or pay. Courses are 100 percent free, incentives are offered dependent upon attendance and food is provided at each session. Register to attend at HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org.
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 St. in Tooele. Call Diane at (435) 843-3691 with any questions.
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.
Meals at the Lodge
Friday and Saturday night dinners will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday night dinners include clam chowder or homemade soup, and/or fish baskets (halibut, shrimp), or chicken strips. Saturday night dinners include 12-ounce ribeye or T-bone steak with choice of baked potato/fries, salad and roll; halibut or salmon steak with choice of baked potato or fries, salad and roll, or Jumbo shrimp with choice of baked potato or fries, salad and roll. All meals are for a reasonable price. No orders are taken after 8:45. Daily lunch specials are available at the lodge from 11 a.m. After purchase of 10 (ten) meals either Friday/Saturday nights you get a free one. If you have more than four people in your party, please call ahead to ensure the cook can plan better. For members and their guests only.
WOTM meeting change
The Women of the Moose have changed their meeting date and time to the first and third Sundays of each month at 11 a.m.
The band Highwayman is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 from 7-11 p.m.
Children’s Christmas party
On Dec. 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the Children’s Christmas party will be held. Bring your kids and grandkids to see Santa. For members and their guests only.
Adult Christmas party
On Friday, Dec. 23, we will host the adult Christmas party starting at 6 p.m. Please bring a gift wrapped to share with your fraternal brothers and sisters. For members only.
There is a breakfast served each Sunday from 9-11 a.m. There is a special every Sunday for $5 per person and you can order off the menu for $7 per person or $3 for seniors who order very few items or for kids age 11 and under. The breakfast includes one glass of juice or milk and coffee with refills. Bad beer is available and the food is delicious.
Kids’ Steak Night menu
Something new at the Friday Night Steaks: there is a new kids menu. The Auxiliary will offer a new menu for kids 12 and under ONLY. For $2 per person, they have their choice of a large corn dog, four mini corn dogs, a hot dog or a grilled cheese on Texas Toast with their choice of French fries or tater tots. You cannot beat this. Parents, come down to steak night and let the kids join you and try our new menu for the kids.
Needy Kids’ XMas Stocking Raffle
The huge XMas stocking is hanging at the hall in the lounge just waiting for new unwrapped toys for the raffle for the Needy Kids’ XMas project. Bring your unwrapped toy for a boy, girl or one for both, for the raffle. The drawing will be on Dec. 2, 2016, after the XMas Stocking Auction for the Needy Kids’ XMas Project. Please help us out with this most worthwhile project.
Needy Kids’ XMas Stocking Auction
The Needy Kids’ Xmas Stocking Auction will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in conjunction with Friday Steak Night. Kathy and Richard Wamsley will host the steak night. All members who can are asked to fill a stocking and bring it to the hall or by 8:30 p.m. on the night of the auction. PWSP Gene Bennett will be the auctioneer for the evening. The stockings can be for children, boy or girl or either one, teens, adults or miscellaneous. Come down, have a steak and participate in this great project for the kids. We are striving to make an overall sum for the project of $3,000 to give 30 children a Christmas. This money will be donated to the Shop With a Cop and the names of the children will come from the Children’s Justice Center. Please support this great holiday charity and help the kids.
Special Holiday Family Night
On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, Sister Dorothy Kindred and PMP Kathy Schultz will host a Special Holiday Family Night. A Cowboy Goulash dinner with tossed salad, garlic bread and homemade cookies for dessert will be served. The kids age 11 and younger will be served at 6 p.m. and play special Bingo just for kids along with their dinner. No child will go home without a gift. The adults will be served after and regular Bingo will follow. The cost of the evening is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 11 and younger. Two bingo cards come with dinner for the adults and one for the kids. Extra cards can be purchased for 25 cents a card. Come out and support this special function. Public invited.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 at the Bit ‘n’ Spur Clubhouse, 240 W. 500 North. Weigh-in from 9-9:30 a.m., and the meeting is at 9:30 a.m. This chapter will meet occasionally at a private residence, so call ahead for the exact location. Call Lisa at (435) 882-1442 or (435) 830-5651 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.
Sons of Utah Pioneers
The goal of the Sons of Utah Pioneers Settlement Canyon Chapter is to keep our pioneer heritage alive. We do this through histories, stories, artifacts, monuments, museums, service and scholarships. Much of this labor of love is found in the Tooele Pioneer Museum at 47 East Vine in Tooele, as well as various statues and monuments around the county. The Tooele Pioneer Cemetery at the mouth of Settlement Canyon is another of our projects. We are always looking for artifacts and histories as a loan or gift to be displayed for everyone’s benefit at the Tooele Pioneer Museum. If you are interested in the values of honoring past and future pioneers and in visiting their historical settings and learning more about those who settled and shaped Utah, attend our business and education meeting the first Thursday of each month. A potluck dinner followed by various presentations starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the new TATC Center at 88 S. Tooele Blvd. Call Robert Hansen at (435) 249-0703 for more information.
Mood disorder support group
Do you or someone you love have a mood disorder? NAMI-Tooele affiliation offers help, hope and healing. Please join us for support group sessions every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the New Reflection Clubhouse on 900 South in Tooele. For more info, contact Kelly at 841-9903.
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.
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 St. 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.
It’s a Wonderful Life Festival
This event will take place Dec. 2-3 at the Deseret Peak Complex at 2930 W. SR-112 in Tooele. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Dec. 3. There will be crafters and vendor booths, food trucks, free kids’ crafts, photos with Santa, music, karaoke and much, much more. Plan on coming with your family and celebrating with us. Keep this Tooele County tradition alive. 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.
Caregiver Support Group
Join us the third Monday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center, 2055 N. Main Street 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. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The meetings encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. Questions call 435-277-2456.
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.
Rehearsal for the 32nd Christmas rendition of Handel’s “Messiah” began Oct. 9 at the LDS chapel on 10th West and Utah Avenue in Tooele. The time is 7 p.m. This year, the presentation will be in two parts. The Christmas part will be presented on Dec. 18. The Easter part will be presented on April 9. This is an inter-faith community choir and orchestra. All singers and musicians are invited to participate in this traditional event. For more information, contact Betta Nash at 435-882-5107 or Dave Young at 435-882-2094.
Red Cross blood donations
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the holiday season is in full swing. A seasonal decline often occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, when donors get busy with festivities. However, the need for blood doesn’t take a holiday. You can donate blood Nov. 28 from 11 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at Walmart, 99 W. 1280 North.
Stansbury Art and Lit Artists of the Month
The Stansbury Art and Literary Society Artists for the month of November are the members of the group. These members are presenting their works of art on our Chamber Wall Gallery so the public can see the wide diversity of artistic talent of those living in Tooele County. For further information about joining this group and getting your creative artwork displayed, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-882-0593. 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.
Everyone Eats Christmas Boutique
Come shopping and support a great cause. This year, Sherry’s Sweets is helping the Tooele Food Bank feed families this holiday season. Great raffle items, vendors, food and fun! Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Dow James Building. Food items will get you specials.