Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 12, 2013
Bulletin Board – September 12, 2013

Tooele

Community Art Classes

The Tooele City Arts Council will hold community art classes this fall. Classes begin in mid-September. Classes for adults will feature basic oil painting, photography, watercolor painting and pottery. Register soon because class size is limited. Call the Tooele City Arts Council at 435-843-2142 or email the council at terras@tooelecity.org with any questions.

Class of ’83 Reunion

Tooele High School Class of ’83 reunion will be held Sept. 20-21. The reunion committee is trying to contact all class members to ensure everyone’s attendance. For information on events, to register or update your contact information, go to our website at Tooelehighclassof1983.com. If you do not have Internet access, contact Leigh Ann at 435-849-1077.

Halloween and Craft Workshop

The Halloween and Fall Craft Workshop will be held Friday, Sept. 27 from 2-9 p.m. at the Arts and Craft Center at the Tooele Army Depot. The workshop is for adults only. If you would like to do a specific project, please pre-register at Tooele City Hall, 90 N. Main St., by Thursday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m. If you have any questions, contact the Tooele City Arts Council, 435-843-2142 or at terras@tooelecity.org.

Tooele City 4-H Community Club

The Tooele City 4-H Community Club is for youth in the third grade and older. We will meet every Monday from 4-5:30 p.m. from Oct. 7 through Dec. 2 at the USU Extension Auditorium, 151 N. Main St. There is a $10 registration fee. If you have any questions, please contact Tooele City Parks and Recreation at 435-843-2142 or terras@tooelecity.org.

Free Family Dinner in the Park

Celebrate National Eat Dinner With Your Family Day by attending a FREE family Dinner in the Park on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Swimming Pool Park, 55 N. 200 West. Dinner is for families of all ages. Please note that this is a family activity. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. There will be FREE dinner while supplies last! Enjoy a night of dinner and learn the benefits of eating dinner as a family! Families will be given a coupon for $5 for the entire family to swim that evening at the Pratt Aquatic Center. Event is sponsored by USU Tooele County Extension, Valley Mental Health, Tooele County Housing Authority, Tooele Boys and Girls Club, Tooele City, Tooele County Health Department, Walmart Logistics and Tooele Communities that Care. For more information, contact Tooele City Parks and Recreation at 435-843-2142 or at terras@tooelecity.org.

Blackbeard the Pirate Auditions

Tooele children who are in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Blackbeard the Pirate. Auditions will be held on Monday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. at Copper Canyon Elementary, 1600 N. Broadway, Tooele. There is no cost to participate. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. Children must be able to attend all the rehearsals and two performances on Saturday, Sept. 28. Production is sponsored by the Tooele City Arts Council. For more information, please contact the Tooele City Arts Council at 435-843-2142 or at terras@tooelecity.org.

Blackbeard the Pirate Performances

Tooele City Arts Council would like to invite you to attend a Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Blackbeard the Pirate featuring local performers. The performances will be on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Copper Canyon Elementary, 1600 N. Broadway, Tooele. Tickets will be available at the door and the cost is $3 for adults, $2 for children and $10 for the family. Missoula Children’s Theatre in Tooele is sponsored by the Tooele City Arts Council as part of the Tooele City Parks, Arts and Recreation program. For more information, please contact the Tooele City Arts Council at 435-843-2142 or at terras@tooelecity.org.

Class of ‘53 Reunion

Our 60-year Tooele High class reunion will be held Sept. 13 at the Eagles Nest at the Tooele Army Depot. Social hour is 5:30 p.m. Dinner is 6:30 p.m. We have some in our class we are unable to find. Please call JoAnn at 435-882-8137 for names we are unable to find. Maybe you can help.

Grantsville

Beautification Committee

The Grantsville Beautification Committee has plans to beautify the town. The committee is proposing one project a month. The committee is looking for feedback to know where the beautification efforts should be. Call Barb Wittwer at 801-694-5232. The first challenge is for everyone to clean up their own front yard. Look at it as a newcomer to Grantsville would. What can you do to make your piece of Grantsville shine? Watch your neighbors and nominate them for the clean up for Septembers contest.

Grantsville Irrigation

Grantsville Irrigation would like to remind all users to monitor their meter usage. Each user is allotted 250,000 gallons per share. You may rent additional shares at a cost of $125 for a one-half share or $250 for a full share. Please contact the office at 435-884-3451 if you have exceeded your allotment to avoid being assessed a penalty.

Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Market at Clark Historic Farm, 378 W. Clark, Grantsville on Saturdays until Sept. 28, 8-11 a.m. Produce and handcrafted booths are free. Contact Tammy Wright, honeytree14@hotmail.com for more info.

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival at Clark Historic Farm, Oct. 10-12. We are looking for vendors, demonstrators and musicians. Please contact Susan Johnsen, 884-3306.

Family History Center

Greet your ancestors free at the Grantsville Family History Center, 117 E. Cherry St. 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.

DUP Museum

The Grantsville DUP Museum at the Clark Historic Farm is now open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. through Aug. 31. For appointments or tours at other times, please call Ellen Yates at 884-0253 or Coralie Lougy at 884-3832.

Stansbury Park

Highland Dancing

Come learn Scottish Highland Highland Dancing! You don’t have to be Scottish to learn how to do the fling. Ages 4 and up. Call 224-4019 or email chelleaug@gmail.com for more information.

Library

Tooele City Library

Tuesdays, 11 a.m., Wiggle Worms (interactive story time for 1- to 2-year-old children); 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; Select Tuesdays, 4 p.m., family movies.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual membership meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Community Room at the library. Nominations are being accepted for any of the elected positions.

Grantsville Library

The Grantsville City Library, 42 N. Bowery St., will begin the fall/winter Story Time Program on Thursday, Sept. 12. Story Time will be held each Thursday at 4 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. The program is designed to create in young children a love of books through stories, puppets, games, music and crafts. For more information, call 435-884-1670.

Schools

Homeschool Youth Party

All Tooele Valley homeschool youth ages 12-18. Join us for our fall party. We’ll have dinner and games at the Russell home in Grantsville on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. If you are a full- or part-time homeschooler, a veteran or first-time homeschooler, come join the fun and get to know more friends. Bring a potluck item to share. Call for directions or more information at 435-882-7206.

Dr. Seuss Fall Carnival & Boutique

The Northlake Elementary Dr. Seuss Fall Carnival & Boutique will be held Friday, Sept. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring the whole family and dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character. All proceeds will go to funding the student field trips and other PTA activities. Call Kimberli Dunbar at 801-755-3886 with any questions.

TJHS Community Council

The next Tooele Junior High School Community Council meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the TJHS Library. There is an opening on the TJHS Community Council for one parent member. You may file to run for this position by contacting Mr. Abraham or by attending the meeting on Sept. 19. You may also be nominated to run. Committee members must have a student enrolled at TJHS during the first year they are elected. Terms are for two years. Voting will be open Sept. 19, 20 and 23. All TJHS parents are encouraged to attend. Future meetings will be held the third Thursday of each month (except October, which will be the second Thursday) through May.

Rose Springs Carnival

Rose Springs Elementary School’s Carnival is on Sept. 13 from 5-8 p.m. at the Fields on Village Boulevard in Stansbury Park. Everyone is welcome.

Flea Market

West Elementary School Flea Market will be held Sept. 21. Sign ups for vendors have started. Call 208-317-6216 to reserve your space. The cost is $20 for one vendor space or $35 for two spaces.

THS Community Council elections

Nominations are now being accepted for the Tooele High School Community Council. There are four vacant parent seats. Any parent or guardian of a current Tooele High School student is eligible to run. If you are interested in being nominated, please contact the office no later than Sept. 6 so that ballots can be prepared. Candidate names will be posted on Sept. 7 on the school’s website and at the office. The election will be held at Tooele High during business hours (7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Sept. 9-11. If you have any questions about the council or the election, please contact Principal Bill Gochis at 435-833-1978.

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).

Education

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

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.

TATC

September Mini-Lesson

Come join Tooele Applied Technology College for their monthly mini-lesson and lunch. September’s lesson will teach ways to create amazing hair styles for those special occasions. Lunch will be served after the class and everything is free of charge. This event will be held Sept. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. Call 435-248-1800 to reserve your seat.

New Programs at TATC

We have two new programs that are ready to launch. The Industrial Maintenance and Heavy Duty Diesel Technician programs are set to begin Oct. 1 and Oct. 14. While attending high school, teenagers can learn valuable, marketable job skills at TATC tuition-free. Call the registration office at 435-248-1800 for details. The Industrial Maintenance program will train students in the repair and upkeep of different types of equipment and machines used in an industrial setting. The Heavy Diesel Technician program will allow students to learn principles of operation and preventative maintenance of diesel systems and progress to actual hands-on work in the maintenance and repair of transmissions, differentials, brakes, steering and suspension, hydraulics, wheel alignment and engine rebuilding.

National Manufacturing Day

Oct. 4 is National Manufacturing Day. TATC will be partnering with some local manufacturers to provide information and boost community awareness for this innovative industry. Stay tuned for more details about our National Manufacturing Day event.

Churches

United Methodist Church

Tooele United Methodist Church services are held on Sundays at 11 a.m. Please check our website, tooelecumc.org, or call Tooele UMC’s office at 882-1349 or Pastor Debi’s cell at 801-651-2557 for more info. We are located at 78 E. Utah Ave. in Tooele.

United Methodist Church Fall Boutique

Tooele United Methodist Church women are having the annual fall boutique Oct. 12 and 13. Table space is available. Call Glenice at 435-225-2603 or Gail at 435-882-4029 or 435-840-2774 to reserve.

Wednesday meal

Every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., we will serve a free dinner from Tooele United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to come and eat. Our goal is to provide a free, hot meal for everyone. We want to get the community involved and invite all people in order to forge relationships and build bridges between people of all economic backgrounds in Tooele. Although the meal is being served from TUMC, it is a non-denominational event and we invite and encourage all people to join us. We will need help and volunteers in various ways, such as helping to serve, cook and clean up, donate food and share talents. If you are interested in getting involved, e-mail Carissa Sanders at carissa.sanders2@gmail.com or call (785) 737-3467.

Church of Christ

Church of Christ meets at 430 W. Utah Ave. Bible class, Sunday at 10 a.m. and worship from 11 a.m. to noon. Wednesday Bible class at 7 p.m. We seek to be the Lord’s church established about 33 AD. The Bible produces nondenominational Christians only. Jesus is our only head of the church, headquarters are heaven. Come and grow with us. Call 882-4642.

Cornerstone Baptist

Passion for God, compassion for people at 276 E. 500 North in Tooele, phone: 882-6263. Come as you are this Sunday, where you can hear a message from the Bible and meet new friends. Service times: Bible study (for all ages) 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m.; WiseGuys children’s program 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all services, and children’s church during morning worship. WiseGuys Program during evening worship.

Mountain of Faith Lutheran

We’re a healthy, growing congregation who welcomes newcomers and reaches out to those in need. Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at 560 S. Main Street, Tooele. We treat the word of God with respect without taking ourselves too seriously. Check us out on Facebook by searching for Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church. Please join us for meaningful worship that is also casual and relaxed. For more information about our family of faith, call 882-7291.

St. Barnabas’ Episcopal

Weekly service of word, prayer and sacrament followed by fellowship. Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 1784 N. Aaron Drive, Tooele. Phone: 882-4721. Email: info@stbarnabasepiscopal.org. Web at www.stbarnabasepiscopal.org. You are God’s beloved child, beautifully created in God’s own image. Whatever your history, wherever you are in life’s journey, the Episcopal Church welcomes you.

Spanish services

La Iglesia Biblica Bautista de Tooele le invita a sus servicios en espanol Jueves 6 p.m., Domingos 2 p.m. We invite you to their Spanish services on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Come to know a church that focused in the word of God rather than the emotions. God loves you and he wants to reveal himself to you. Located at 276 E. 500 North, Tooele. Call 840-5036, rides provided.

St. Marguerite

St. Marguerite Catholic Community welcomes you to worship with us. Our liturgy schedule is as follows: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m., Sunday 7:45 a.m. (Spanish), 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m. Religious education for youth: Sunday 9 a.m. Confession 4 p.m. Saturday. Office hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 435-882-3860. St. Marguerite Catholic Elementary School can be reached at 435-882-0081. We are located on the corner of Seventh Street and Vine Street.

RCIA

St. Marguerite will begin its Rites of Catholic Initiation of Adults classes on Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Education Building, 15 S. Seventh St. Anyone interested in the Catholic faith, looking for baptism, finish receiving their sacraments, please feel free to attend. Contact Debbie at 435-843-5331 with any questions.

Brit-Ammi Kahal

Covenant People Assembly are teaching the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith. Visitors welcome on Saturdays at 1 p.m., 37 S. Main Street, Tooele. Call 843-5444 for more information.

Bible Baptist Church

The folks at Bible Baptist Church would like to invite you to some old fashioned church services with singing from the old fashioned hymns and messages from the old fashioned KJV Bible. Some things should never change. Sunday Service times: Sunday School, 10 a.m.; gospel hour, 11 a.m.; Bible study, 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening services, 6 p.m. Contact Pastor Jeff Sinner at 840-2152.

Mountain View Baptist Church

We would like to invite you to discover what God’s plan and purpose is for your life. The Bible contains all of the answers for life’s questions. Come and join us this Sunday for our adult Bible study and graded Sunday School which starts at 9:45 a.m. Our worship service begins at 11 a.m. We also have a Bible study time each Sunday at 6 p.m. We meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for prayer time. Bring your needs and let us pray together for God’s help. Mountain View Baptist Church meets at the Eastgate Plaza in Grantsville, Suite 2C. Join us.

Stansbury Park Baptist Church

Please join us each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for worship and Bible study at the Stansbury Park Clubhouse (located next to the swimming pool). Colossians and 2nd Timothy are the current teaching focus. For details, please call 830-1868 or go to www.stansburyparkbc.com.

First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church at 349 N. Seventh St. would like to invite you to hear of God’s grace and the love of Christ who died to forgive you of your sins and attain salvation on your behalf every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and every Sunday evening at 6 p.m.

New Life Christian Fellowship

We invite you to worship and serve Jesus with us. Our clothing closet and food pantry is open from noon to 3 p.m. every Tuesday to Thursday at 411 E. Utah Ave. Programs for kids, teens, women and men are also available every week. Sunday services are in the Stansbury High School café at 10 a.m. and at our Tooele building at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Come join us. Find out more by calling 843-7430 or visiting www.NLOT.org.

Charity

Volunteers needed for cycling charity event

Cycling Charity event benefiting Special Olympics Utah and Larry H. Miller Charities will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at Miller Motorsports Park. Volunteers are needed with multiple shifts taking place between 5:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Register to volunteer online at www.sout.org/volunteer-overview. Each volunteer receives one volunteer T-shirt, one Jazz ticket, one Salt Lake Bees ticket and one voucher for free popcorn at Megaplex Theaters. Breakfast and lunch is also provided to volunteers.

United Methodist Church

Tooele United Methodist church offers a free dinner every Wednesday starting at 4 p.m. All are welcome.

Soul Shoes

Soul Shoes is collecting new and slightly worn shoes for victims of domestic violence and the homeless in Tooele County. Contact Trisha at 843-1694 for drop off.

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 www.utahcasa.org 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.

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 tina.rasmussen@rmcare.com.

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 www.rockymountaincarefoundation.org. Training, background check, and TB test required — all provided. Please contact Jill at (801)397-4904 for additional information.

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.

Elks

Golf Scramble

Santa for Soldiers Golf Scramble, Sept. 13. Deadline to register is Sept. 10. Call Dave McCall at 435-496-0458 or Chris Scott at 435-882-4220. Proceeds to deployed military families.

Yard Sale

The Tooele Elks are having a yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, 61 N. Main St.

Moose Lodge

Meals at Lodge

Friday and Saturday night dinners will be served from 5-8 p.m. Friday night dinners include Clam Chowder, and/or fish baskets (halibut, Shrimp, or chicken strips). Costs are $10 for halibut or shrimp baskets w/cup of chowder, chicken strips w/cup of chowder $7. Bowl of chowder $4, and cup of chowder $2. Saturday night dinners include 16-ounce ribeye or T-bone steak w/choice of baked potato/fries, salad and roll for $15. Halibut or salmon steak w/choice of baked or fries, salad and roll $15, or Jumbo Shrimp w/choice of baked or fries, salad and roll for $13. Members who purchase five dinners either Friday or Saturday nights at regular price will receive their next dinner free. Daily lunch specials are available at the lodge from 11a.m. For members and their guests.

Entertainment

Family Bowling Day, Saturday, Sept. 14 All Star Lanes Tooele at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 each and includes three Games and Shoes. Prizes awarded for kids, women and men. Please bring your wife, significant other, kids/Grandkids, etc… for a fun day. Sign up at the lodge. For members and their guests.

Special Events

Snowbird farewell party Friday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. DAV Mtg, Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. Dutch Oven Cook-off Sunday, Sept. 22. Judges will pick their favorite dish at 2p.m. Prizes will be awarded. Idaho/Utah Moose Association Annual Convention Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29 at Twin Falls, Idaho.

Eagles

Steak Night

Remember the Eagles Auxiliary serves only the freshest steaks and the good fresh cut, home-cooked French fries. Friday, Sept. 13 the special is a 12-ounce sirloin for $8.75 with hosts Kathy and Richard Wamsley.

Sunday Breakfast

Breakfast will be served on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. The menu is great, eggs and meat, cooked to order, omelets, pancakes and French toast with meat and eggs, your choice, for $7 for adults and $3 for children 11 years of age and under. There will be a breakfast special on this day, also, for $5. “Bad” tomato juice is available. Please come out and bring the family for a wonderful breakfast.

PPs Dinner Meeting

The Eagles Auxiliary Past Presidents will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Sun Lok Yen Restaurant at 7 p.m. All PPs are invited to attend. PMP Shirley McCarty will be the hostess.

Eagles Barbecue Party

The Eagles will have a Barbecue Party and sock hop with ’50s and ’60s music on Saturday, Sept. 21. The barbecue, Kolbaskis and Burgers, prepared by Chef Larry Gnora, will be from 4-6 p.m. Sock Hop starts at 6 p.m. Dress up in your fanciest and brightest socks and come up. The ticket will be drawn for the meat raffle and other prizes, related to barbecuing, will also be given away. Members and guests are invited.

Masons

Meeting

Masons meeting second Friday at 7 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m., 22 Settlement Canyon, Tooele. Breakfast on the second Saturday, 9 a.m., Jim’s Cafe. For more information or a ride, call Jim at 435-850-9203.

Tooele County Historical Society

Historical Society Books

Tooele County Historical Society’s books will be available to purchase at our meeting. The History of Tooele County Volume II is $25, The Mining, Smelting, and Railroading in Tooele is $15, and we also have eight note cards depicting four different pioneer buildings for $4. These will make great gifts for your family and friends.

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.

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.

Groups and Events

Star Party

The Stansbury Observatory will be open Saturday from sunset to 11 p.m. The star party is open to the public with free admission. Groups are welcome and reservations are not required. For more information, call Patrick at 435-882-1209.

Tooele Diabetes Support Group

The diabetes support group sponsored by Birch Family Pharmacy will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. in room 280 of the Health Department. We will begin with an optional pot luck — yes, you can come eat without bringing anything. Bryan Ditty, PA-C, will then speak with us regarding how to juggle other conditions we may have along with our diabetes—depression, heart or kidney disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia and so on. We will also be planning our meetings for the rest of the year. If you have any questions, call Eileen at 435-840-0299.

Utah Hunter Education

Utah Hunter Education courses run on Sept. 17-19. All classes start at 6 p.m. and run untiil 9 p.m. For more information, call Gene at 882-4767 or Bryan at 882-6795.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Are you interested in becoming more self-reliant? Join us Saturday for the 2013 Tooele County Homesteading Skills Fair from 2-5 p.m., 3610 Sun Valley Drive, Grantsville.

GOP “Speed Vetting” Dinner

Come enjoy our fundraising dinner while getting to know your municipal candidates under a speed dating format, where candidates will spend a few minutes at each table before moving on. Tooele residents will go to Anthony’s Restaurant, and Grantsville residents will go to Canton City on Saturday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m., $25 per ticket. Please call Tracy for reservations, 435-830-3570.

St. Marguerite Parish Fall Festival

Friday, Sept. 20, 5-11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 15 S. Seventh St. Featured food booths will be Indian Tacos, Mexican, German, Guam and American food. Other booths include Country Store and Bakery, Religious Goods booth and themed raffle baskets. Children’s carnival will include pony rides, games, bounce houses and art contest.  Live entertainment featuring The Old Man Garage Band and Bent Fender. For more information contact Debbie McManaman 435-840-1153.

Wag-A-Thon

Come show off your dog’s best tricks on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Skyline Park, 600 E. 450 South, Tooele. The entry fee is $6 per dog. Leashes required at all times.

St. Marguerite Christmas Craft Fair

St. Marguerite Catholic School Christmas Craft Fair will be held Nov. 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Space is available for $30 if you are interested in selling your homemade crafts or goods. There will be a bake sale and local talent performing during the craft fair. Sign up now if you are interested in performing. For questions call 435-882-0081 or stop by the school at 15 S. Seventh St., Tooele. Money raised during this event goes to the St. Marguerite scholarship fund.

Diagnostic Clinic

It is that time of year again where the Master Gardeners are available to help solve gardening problems on Wednesdays. This will continue through September. Tooele County Master Gardeners conduct the Diagnostic Clinic for the benefit of all county residents. People can bring a sample of the plant with the proglem to the USU Extension library room at 151 N. Main St. Wednesday afternoons between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Volunteers will also be on hand to answer questions about growing plants in flowerbeds and vegetable gardens as well as planting and care of shrubs and trees.

Gem and Mineral Society

Tooele Gem and Mineral Society meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Tooele Senior Center, 59 E. Vine St. at 7:30 p.m. Membership dues are only $10 per year if you would like to join. Come learn about rocks and minerals, field trips for rock collecting, and our Big Gem Show the last weekend in September. Call 435-882-5752 with any questions.

Bereavement support group

Harmony Hospice offers a weekly bereavement support group for any person who has had a loved one who has died. You do not need to be affiliated with Harmony or have had services in order to come and participate. Everyone is welcome. The group meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Harmony Home Health and Hospice, 2356 N. 400 East, Bldg. B, Suite 206 in Tooele. Please contact Leonard Barber for any questions you might have at 843-9054.

Sons of Utah Pioneers

The goal of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Settlement Canyon Chapter is to keep alive the history and tremendous contributions of our early Tooele County pioneers and others. If this is something that you may be interested in joining, please attend a pot luck dinner the first Thursday of each month in the Tooele Senior Citizens Center at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is followed by a short program. Park behind the building and enter the northwest doors.

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.

Family Support Center

The Family Support Center is a non-profit agency providing services in Salt Lake and Tooele County. Free 12-week in-home parenting skills program. Families with children birth to 17 will receive instruction during an 80-minute weekly visit to gain the tools they need to strengthen their family. Topics discussed include communication, conflict resolution, attachment and bonding, establishing rules and routines as well as managing stress. Please contact Rachel at (801) 955-9110 ext. 107 for more information. You can also visit familysupportcenter.org.

Seniors

Medical equipment needed

Tooele and Grantsville Senior Centers are in need of donated medical equipment to be used for seniors in need. New or gently used items needed are wheelchairs, walkers, canes or other items that may be useful to our seniors. Contact Debbie Winn at the Tooele center, 435 843-4103, or Dan Lawrence, 435-843-4753, at the Grantsville center.

Grantsville Senior Center

The senior center is for the enjoyment of all senior citizens 55 and older. Activities have started. For info, call 884-3446. Exercise class twice a week, bunco, bingo, pinochle once a week. Jewelry, painting and ceramics once a week. Meals on Wheels for homebound. Lunch served daily. Suggested donation of $2.50.  The center also provides rides to the store or doctor visits in Tooele and Grantsville areas. Call 843-4102.

September Birthday Dinner

The September Birthday Dinner at Grantsville Senior Center is Friday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. Entertainment will be the Jack Winters family.

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 three times a week, line dancing, woo 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 of $2.50, $4.50 for under age 60. The center also provides transportation to the store or doctor visits for residents in the Tooele and Grantsville areas. Call 435-843-2110 for more information.

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.

Recovery

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 teaches skills to relieve symptoms caused by stress, anger, fear, anxiety, depression and confusion. Support and fellowship is extended among those who share these kinds of problems. We’re now meeting at the Grantsville City Library, 42 N. Bowery St., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call Mary Ann at 884-0215 for information. Please call the library at 884-1670 to make sure we are having the group before coming.

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.

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