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.
Medicare open enrollment
A Medicare Open Enrollment event will be held at the Tooele Senior Center, 59 E. Vine St., Tooele, on Nov. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. SHIP counselors will be available to assist with reviewing coverage changes and to apply for Extra Help for prescription coverage.
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 Valley Family History Fair
The Tooele Valley Family History Fair will be Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 751 N. 520 East, Tooele. The guest speaker is Dr. Mike Rockwell, who will talk about the Porter Rockwell branch of his family tree. The theme for the fair is “Know the Branches on Your Family Tree — Find them, Learn of them, Love them.”
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. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays noon to 4 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays noon to 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.
The senior center is for the enjoyment of all seniors age 55 and older. For information, call 435-884-3446. Activities include Bunco, exercise programs, bingo, ceramics, pinochle, movies and wood carving, etc. Meals on Wheels is available for the homebound. Lunch served weekdays. For age 60 and above, suggested donation is $3. For those under age 60, cost is $5. Transportation is available to the store or doctor visits for residents in the Tooele and Grantsville areas. For transportation information, call 435-843-4102.
Medicare open enrollment
A Medicare Open Enrollment event will be held at the Grantsville Senior Center, 120 S. Center St., Grantsville, on Nov. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. SHIP counselors will be available to assist with reviewing coverage changes and to apply for Extra Help for prescription coverage.
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
The DUP is seeking any family histories, photographs, books, stories or vintage artifacts (before 1900) to display at the 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.
Adult Religion Classes
The Grantsville West Stake is sponsoring an adult religion class. The subject is the New Testament Gospels and the class will be taught by Matthew Bunkall. Classes will be Wednesdays through Nov. 29 from 7- 8:30 p.m. at the Grantsville Seminary Building, 115 E. Cherry St. Tuition is $18. Interested individuals can register at arc.byu.edu or in person at the first class.
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 are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 325 state Route 138 (just North of Stansbury Park). Admission is free.
Farmers Market at Benson Gristmill
The Farmers Market at the Gristmill is open each Saturday this summer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will feature fresh local produce, pork and beef products, eggs, honey, baked items and homemade craft items. Anyone wishing to participate by selling items at this year’s market can call 435-850-0458 for more information.
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. The 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
The only faith-based school in Tooele County. Students of all faiths are welcome from preschool through 8th grade. Featuring all-day Kindergarten, all-day preschool, junior high grades 6-8, small class sizes, and an enhanced STEM curriculum. Give us a call at 435-882-0081 or visit www.stmargschool.org.
Online courses in Network+ and Security+ IT are designed for the IT professional who seeks to upgrade his or her skills and knowledge of networking and security. Courses prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ exams. Call Tooele Technical College at 435-248-1800 for more information or to enroll.
Get your high school diploma this year at the Tooele Community Learning Center. 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 at the Tooele Community Learning Center. ESOL students may also come anytime the center is open for individualized study. Registration is $50 per semester. Located at 211 Tooele Blvd. 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.
Contest and Classes
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 4-H website, utah4h.org and at the website, extension.usu.edu/wasatchfront/shared-contests.
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 Classes
Cooking with pumpkin
Join us on Oct. 30 from 7-9 p.m. for this fun, hands-on class to learn how to make yummy, healthier recipes using pumpkin. The cost is $8. Space is limited. Stop by USU Extension office (151 N. Main) Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon to register or go to cookingwithpumpkin.eventbrite.com. Come hungry — samples of several recipes. This class is part of the Healthy Cooking with … series. The other class and Cooking with Pomegranate on Nov. 28.
Creating Comfort Foods – Food $ense
Come learn how to make yummy comfort foods — but in a healthier way. Sample some yummy recipes. Classes are on Fridays — Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 from 7-8 p.m. at 151 N. Main, Tooele. Classes for ages 8 and older. Attend one class or all of them. The course is free, but please preregister at createhealthycomfortfoods.eventbrite.com. This program is brought to you by the USU Food $ense program. Questions? Contact Sarah Patino, USU Food $ense educator at email@example.com.
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, Tooele, 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. Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. First Baptist Church is located at 580 S. Main Street. For information, call 435-882-2048.
Tooele County Food Bank, Grantsville Emergency Food Pantry, and the Tooele County Food Bank 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 S. Main Street #203 in Tooele.
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.
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 5-9 p.m. Friday night dinners change weekly or you can order from the menu. 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 11 a.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. For members and their guests only.
The Bent Fender band will perform from 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 11.
On Oct. 27, we will honor veterans with a free dinner from 5:30 – 7 p.m. On Oct. 28, we will host our annual Children’s Halloween Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring your kids, grandkids and great grandkids for some games, food and surprises. For members and their guests only. On Nov. 4 the WOTM will host a Chuck Wagon Dinner starting at 5 p.m., with great food and entertainment. Please come and support this great event.
Regular Sunday breakfasts will be served from 9-11:30 a.m. There will be a $5 special, $7 for adults, $3 for seniors and $3 for kids 11-years and younger. The meal includes coffee and or a glass of juice or milk. Bad Beer is available. The public is invited.
Oct. 27 – 2 pc. Halibut $9 or 3 pc. Halibut $11.
Kids Halloween Party
There will be a Kids Halloween Party on Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a spook alley, games, with lunch and treats. The public is invited.
Adult Halloween Party
On Oct. 28 there will be a Halloween Party for the adults. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Barbecue ribs and brats will be on the menu and your potluck dish will get you into the party. Love to see some good costumes. Come up, bring a dish, eat and have a spooky good time.
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
Friday Night Dinners have returned and are from 6- 9 p.m. If there is something new or different you would like to see, stop by the social quarters, fill out a survey and let us know your opinion.
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.
The Elks will be starting a fall and winter dart league at the lodge. The league will be played on Thursday evenings and will be a 12-week season, beginning the first Thursday in October. Contact the Lodge or Jesse 435-224-7228 with any questions.
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 435-882-1612 if you would like to purchase these books.
Groups and Events
Trick and Treat with seniors
Come Trick and Treat with our residents at Rocky Mountain Care – Willow Springs from 3:30-5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Located at 85 E. 2000 North. Tooele, behind Mountain West Medical Center.
Reformation Celebration Sunday
First Lutheran Church, located at Seventh and Birch Streets, Tooele City, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation during Divine Service on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. The liturgy used will largely follow Luther’s Deutsche Messe (German Mass) of 1526. Following Divine Service there will be a Reformation Day Cookout and Potluck, held either on the church lawn or in the church basement—depending on the weather. The public is invited.
Rehearsal for the 33rd Annual Christmas rendition of Handel’s “Messiah” began on Oct. 8 and will be held every Sunday at the LDS chapel on 1000 W. and Utah Ave. in Tooele. The time is 7 p.m. As in the past, the presentation will be in two parts. The Christmas part will be presented on Dec. 17. The Easter part will be presented in April. This is an inter-faith community choir and orchestra. All singers and musicians are welcome to participate in this traditional event. For more information, contact Betta Nash at 435-882-5107 or Dave Yong at 435-882-2094.
Tooele Gem and Mineral Society
The Tooele Gem and Mineral Society club meets the third Tuesday of the month (except June, July and Aug), 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Museum downstairs conference room located at 47 E. Vine St. Tooele. Come learn about rocks, minerals and ways to craft them and enjoy field trips for rock collecting. Membership is $15 per year. For more information, send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 Free Masons
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 state Route 36, or 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.
Tooele Family Al-Anon
Al-Anon meetings are held Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Tooele Pioneer Museum’s 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 Sundays at 5 p.m. at the Mountain Faith Lutheran Church, 560 S. Main St., Tooele. 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 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 meetings are held every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center, 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 “Jordan M. Byrd” Tooele County Chapter for the Disabled American Veterans holds monthly general membership meetings at the Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine Street in Tooele, every third Thursday of the month at 8 p.m. Those who wish to attend the leadership meeting at 7 p.m. are welcome to listen to the appointed members’ meeting. All Tooele County veterans are invited to attend. 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 December. Call commander James Yale at 435-849-0521 or senior vice commander Dustee Thomas at 435-830-8487.
Health Department and Aging Services hours
The Tooele County Health Department and Aging Services’ new hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 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 Tooele Technology College, 88 S. Tooele Blvd., Tooele. For information, call 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, Ste. 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 Deseret Industries or a thrift store. Bring them — hats, helmets, dress uniforms, boots, shoes, pants, jackets, backpacks, belts, canteens, pouches, old photos, etc. — to 775 S. Coleman Street. They will be displayed with honor and respect. Call Matthew or Tina at 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 talented Katelynd Blake, owner and director of Blake Music Studios, directs the choir. 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. 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 at 801-397-4904.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Group
Join us the third 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. For more information or 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.
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 LDS church, 192 W. 200 South, Tooele. 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 6:30 p.m.
Grandparent Networking Group
Come meet and network with others who are raising their grandchildren. For address or other information, call Trisha 435-849-2536 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TC Squares Dance Club
The TC Squares Dance Club has begun dancing again on Mondays at the Clarke Johnson Jr. High Cafetorium, 2152 N. 400 West, Tooele, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Please bring finger food to share. For more information, contact Woody at 435-850-2441, Roberta at 801-349-5992 or visit the club’s website at tcsquares.com.
Tooele County Homemakers
The new season of Tooele County Homemakers is from September to May. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the USU Extension Office auditorium or inside the Tooele County Health Department, 151 N. Main, Tooele. The meetings include a luncheon and often include speakers. For more information, call Cindy at 435-843-0202 or Thiel at 435-224-4807.
Tooele Valley Eastern Star is having a Christmas Boutique on Nov. 17 and 18. Vendors are welcomed. The fee is $25 for both days. Please respond to Trish Ferry at 435-830-9553.
Artist of the Month
The Stansbury Art and Literary Society Artist of the Month for October is Donetta Anderson. Donetta is a native of Teton Valley, Idaho, and has been fascinated from childhood with the landscapes and panoramas of the western United States. Donetta now lives in Erda, Utah, where she gets much of her inspiration for creating her artwork in oil — her favorite medium. She enjoys painting flowers from her garden as well as capturing the western scenery when out doing plein air painting. Her art continues to evolve as life itself evolves. Her work is a “must see” and can be viewed by the public through the month of October at the Chamber Wall Gallery in the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce Building, 153 S. Main, Tooele City during the chamber’s regular business hours.