Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 19, 2013
Bulletin Board – September 19, 2013


Playtime! For Kids and Parents

Children 5 and under and Parents are invited to attend Playtime! This free program is designed for parents and children to stay physically active together during the cold weather months. Be prepared to find your inner child with your child. Please note that this is not a drop off activity. Parents are required to stay and participate in the activities. Playtime will be held at the Dow James Building (438 W. 400 North, Tooele) from 10-11 a.m. on Oct. 7, 14 and 21. No pre-registration is needed. For more information, contact Tooele City Parks and Recreation at 435-843-2142 or at

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 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

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

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

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


GHS Class of 2003

The Grantsville High School Class of 2003 10-year reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4-8 p.m. at the high school. The cost is $2 per person to help pay for the food. For more information, call Danielle Nelson at 830-8533.

Class of 1994

This year for Homecoming at Grantsville High School we are honoring the Class of 1994. We are sending out invitations with all the information about the lunch, parade, assmebly and the game against Emery. For an invitaiton email your name and address to

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, 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.


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., has started the fall/winter Story Time Program. 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.


Grantsville Elementary Community Council

Grantsville Elementary School will be holding the first Community Council meeting of the new school year on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Media Center. Interested parents are invited to attend.

Stallion Drama

We are looking for adults to help with our shows. Discounts to shows are available for members of the booster club, as well as the ability to help students improve their theatrical endeavors. Let’s help our children to succeed this year. If you would like information, email Mr. Carpenter at

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.

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.

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).


Network meetings

Looking to obtain or improve your employment? Come join the Tooele Networking Group and learn job seeking techniques, how to market yourself, get support and actually search job leads. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Tooele LDS Employment Resource Center located next to Deseret Industries. Everyone is welcome.

Online courses

Online courses in Network+ and Security+ IT are designed for the IT professional seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge of networking and security, and prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ exams. Call the TATC at 248-1800 for more information or to enroll.

Adult education

Get your high school diploma this year. All classes required for a high school diploma, adult basic education, GED preparation and English as a second language are available. Register now to graduate — just $50 per semester. Located at 211 Tooele Blvd., call 833-8750. Adult education classes are for students 18 and over.


ESOL conversational classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays. ESOL students may also come anytime the center is open for individualized study. Registration is $50 per semester. Call 833-8750 for more information.


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.


“Messiah” Rehearsal

Rehearsal for the 29th Annual presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” will begin Oct. 13 at the LDS Chapel on 10th West and Utah Avenue in Tooele at 7 p.m. 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.

United Methodist Church

Tooele United Methodist Church services are held on Sundays at 11 a.m. Please check our website,, 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.

Methodist Women’s Fall Boutique

United Methodist Church women are having their annual fall boutique Oct. 11-12. Table space is still available. Call Glenice at 435-225-2603 or Gail at 435-882-4029 or 435-840-2774 for information.

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 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: Web at 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.

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

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


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 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 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

Hospice volunteers

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

Volunteer opportunity

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

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.


Camp Wapiti Golf

There will be a four-person golf scramble Saturday, Sept. 28 at Oquirrh Hills Golf Course to benefit Camp Wapiti. The Cost is $65.00 per person. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. There are sign-up sheets at the Elks Lodge Social Quarters or call Brian at 435-840-3574.

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

Change in Time: Friday and Saturday night dinners will be served from 5-9 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. No orders taken after 8:45 p.m. 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.


Two live bands will be performing during our Camp Wapiti tri-lodge weekend Oct. 4-5. 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 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. Idaho/Utah Moose Association Annual Convention Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29 at Twin Falls, Idaho. Shred Day will be held at the Moose parking lot Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Steak Night

Remember the Eagles Auxiliary serves only the freshest steaks and the good fresh cut, home-cooked French fries. Friday, Sept. 20 the special is a 5-piece shrimp for $10 with hosts Jim Wrathall and his committee.

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.

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 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

Second Annual Canyon Cleanup

Join us for the Second Annual Canyon Cleanup. Families, neighbors, friends, scouts, businesses, city and county workers, service clubs, fraternal groups, and community organizations working together to restore our local canyons, Saturday, Sept. 21. Breakfast and registration from 8-9 a.m. with the canyon cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet us at the top of Middle Canyon (drive until the pavement ends, white pine campground on the right). ATVs welcome.

Overlake Homeowners Association

The next Overlake HOA Board Meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express 1531 N. Main. All homeowners and interested residents are invited and encouraged to attend. HOA meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Tooele Valley Country Players

The Tooele Valley Country Players will perform at the Grantsville Senior Center on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1-3 p.m.

West Desert Back Country Horseman of Utah

The September meeting of the West Desert Back Country Horseman of Utah will be held Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Tooele County Courthouse. We will be discussing the 8-mile Seep service project and elections. Horsemen interested in joining our group are always welcome! For more information, contact Carol Nudell, 435-833-9085.

Stansbury Art and Literary Society Meeting

The Stansbury Art and Literary Society will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., at the home of Linda Moyer, 891 Upland Drive, Tooele City. Sheryl Parsons will give a presentation on how she does her unique forms of artwork. The project for this month is to do a work of art in the medium of your choice using portraiture or portrait as the theme. Bring the completed artwork to the meeting along with five more trading cards, which will be swapped among members at the end of the meeting.

Tooele County Master Gardeners Meeting

The next meeting of the Tooele County Master Gardeners will be on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., at the County Extension Building, 151 North Main, Tooele City. The public is invited to come at 7 p.m. to hear Sterling Herrmann, founder and co-owner of Desert Water Gardens, speak about building your own pond and creating a water garden.

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.

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.


The Professional Family Child Care Association of Utah will be holding Chapter Meetings in Tooele the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. This support group/training meeting is open to all childcare providers in Stockton, Tooele, Erda, Stansbury, Grantsville and Lake Point. For more information, call Kathy Witt, 435-830-9614.

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


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. Arts and Crafts on the second and fourth Monday at 10 a.m. 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.


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.


Is someone’s drinking affecting your life? You don’t have to be alone. Al-Anon meetings every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at residence, 77 W. 400 North. For more information please contact Perky at 435-840-4831 or 801-599-2649 if no answer.

Food addicts

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

Take off pounds sensibly

Need help to lose those extra pounds? We can help. TOPS is a weight loss support group open to men, women, teens and pre-teens. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the old county courthouse, 47 S. Main St. Call Mary Lou at 830-1150, Lisa at 882-1442 or see for more information.

Addiction recovery Tooele

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

Addiction recovery Grantsville

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

LDS addiction family support

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

LDS porn addiction program

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

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