Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Remaining Halloween Fun

Trunk or Treat
Our ward Trunk or Treat will be held at Oct 31st at 6:00 p.m. at the church. If you plan to decorate your car, please come at 5:30.

One of Utah County’s favorite fall and Halloween destinations and the home of Leroy, our famous 1200 pound pig. With activities ranging from hayrides and pumpkin patch to the Cornevil Night Terrors, what better place for some good farmin’ fun? New activities this year will give you a hands on farming experience all wrapped up with fun.

Some activities this year include:
* Corn Maze
* Three Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patches
* Cornevil Night Terrors Haunted Attraction

Whether you're finding your way out of a corn maze (featuring a new maze design, honoring Larry H. Miller), exploring the Pumpkin Princess Playland, riding a new Cornbelly's Express train, strolling through the pumpkin patch, tip-toeing through the haunted creature, or enjoying a yummy fall snack, there is unforgettable fun and memories for folks of all ages.

Ends October 31, 2009
Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Haunted Canyon – Heber Valley Railroad
Oct 29th - 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm Only
Oct 30th - 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm &9:30 pm
Halloween Fun for Everyone
Dare to climb aboard a ghoulishly spooky 35 minute ride, destination unknown! Come in Halloween costume or as you are, but dress for the outdoors. Glow sticks, snacks and hot drinks available for purchase at Vivian Park (no outside food or beverage is allowed).
Haunted Canyon Departs from Vivian Park
7:30 pm & 8:30 pm Departures —
$16 Adult/Senior (60+)
$8 Child (3-12)
9:30 pm Departures —
$14 Adult/Senior (60+)
$6 Child (3-12)

Witchapalooza - Gardner Village
Enjoy an evening of dinner, music and bewitching fun as the Witchapalooza Dinner Theater returns to The Gathering Place. Our beloved Weston the Warlock and his crazy cackling witches are back for another year of memories, music and fun as he seeks to find his true love. Enjoy traveling through the decades with colorful costumes, witty dialogue and an extraordinary musical score. Add to the mix a delicious dinner, and you have the makings of an ideal outing for the whole family.
$29.99 plus tax - Thursday evening and Saturday matinee
$31.99 plus tax - Friday and Saturday evenings

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Red Ribbon Week

Mt. Mahogany is celebrating being drug free.

Monday - Pledge to be drug free: Dress in Red
Kick off assembly will be held at 9:30 am and students will receive a red bracelet to wear throughout the week. If a student is caught wearing the bracelet at the right time and surprise may be received.

Tuesday - Use your Head, Don't do drugs: Wear your hats
They will be signing the "I pledge to be drug free" poster at lunch.

Wednesday - "Lei" off drugs: Dress Hawaiian
During lunch recess they will be tying red ribbons to the playground fence to show our pledge to be drug free, and the Poster Contest Winners will be announced.

Thursday - Be cool and "Shade Out" drugs: Wear your coolest sunglasses
They will be having a class door contest - Things I can do instead of drugs.

Friday - Don't be tricked, Drugs are No Treat!: Wear your Halloween Costume
NO masks or weapons! Class door winners will have a root beer float party.
9:30 Halloween Parade - Parents are invited to watch the parade from the media center/library and gym. If your child needs help with his/her costume, parents may come at 9:15 to assist.

Friday, October 23, 2009

All You Wonderful Cooks Out There

To all you wonderful chefs out there. I am looking for a red spaghetti sauce that does not require meat or canned whole/sliced tomatoes. Does anyone know of a quick sauce that I can whip up when my girls want noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mt Mahagony Reflections Due Date

I learned after making the mad dash to get my daughters entry ready and submitted today, that today is no longer the deadline for entries. Students have until November 4th to submit their entries. There were only 10-12 TOTAL entries that had been received so far so the participation has been low. Now you have a little extra time to get everything done and submitted.

All the details are in the post below:
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Statesmen Literature Discussion

Tomorrow will will have our discussion. We welcome all.

Date: October 22nd.. the date is a week earlier because of Halloween.
Time: 7:30
Location: Daines' Condo #3 in Gateway Village
Book: Common Sense by Glen Beck

As always adults and children welcome. See you then.
Thursday, October 15, 2009

I have been researching a way to develop my confidence in communicating my thoughts and ideas. I have been in contact with this school for a little less than a year and the presenter is very passionate about oratory. I thought I would pass this along for anyone interested in the webinar. If anyone needs help setting up their computer for it, let Jared or I know.


This webinar will be available live on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 6:00p.m.
Pacific Standard Time.

If you are unable to participate that evening, sign up now and we will send you a link to watch the webinar at your convenience.
• Sign up by October 16 and receive a FREE PARCHMENT copy of one of
America’s Founding Documents.
• You can’t miss this great opportunity to participate in a webinar needed for our time and applicable to your leadership.

Here is a sample of what you will learn:
• Why Knowing Your True Inner Self Ennobles Confidence
• Why Communicating Core Values will Resonate with a Diverse Audience?
• Why Speaking Extemporaneously will Raise Your Level of Influence to World Leadership

This 90 minute webinar is exceptionally priced at $20 per household.
Register now by:
• Paypal Link
• Call 1-801-921-9702 to register using your credit card
• Send a check to:
The Quintilian School of Oratory
P.O. Box 1987
Overton, Nevada 89040

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Meet the Candidates at the Library

It's election season round these parts and on Thursday, October 22nd, the library is hosting a "Meet the Candidates" forum. The meeting will be held on the lower level of the library and will start at 7 p.m. Candidates for Mayor and all other City Council positions will respond to questions posed by a moderator. All the questions will come from citizens. If you're interested in submitting questions, you can email them to library at . I'm planning on going so that I can actually cast a slightly educated vote for the people that I think would do the best job running our city and I would encourage anyone who is interested to join me!
Monday, October 12, 2009

Pleasant Grove Orchestra Concert

Just a heads up that the Pleasant Grove Orchestra is having a concert the evening of Friday, October 23rd, at 7 p.m. at the high school (700 E. 200 S.). We're not anything too spectacular, but it's free and you could get your Culture Points for the month. If you're interested, we'll be performing Shubert's Rosamunde Overture, Tschaikovsky's Cappricio Italien, and Mozart's Jupiter Symphony (Symphony No. 41). So, come support your local arts--we'd love to have you there!
Friday, October 9, 2009

Pleasant Grove Boulevard & Proctor Lane/1300 West

It's an unsafe intersection. Janae was in an accident there which totaled her car. There was another accident there this week. Several of you have mentioned that you go around to avoid it. I was in an almost accident again last week.

After the suggestion of others in our community to start a petition, I thought I'd give the city a call to find out what can be done about getting a light at an intersection. At first, I got the run around. They told me to talk to the police, who told me to talk to UDOT, who told me to talk to the City's traffic engineer. I call the city and ask for the traffic engineer. The WHO? Goodness!! Then they forward me to the City Engineer, Degan Lewis. I left a message.

Today, he called me back. There isn't money in the budget for a traffic signal, it costs $3000-$5000, or a traffic study - $2500. The City was hoping that with the opening of the new road leading into American Fork the traffic on PG Blvd would decrease. MR. Lewis feels that if there is any place in PG that needs a light that's the place.

So he has talked to a higher up to request that funds be obtained for the traffic study. He'll find out next week and let me know. For the traffic study, they set up counters, do occasional manual counting, among other things then review the data collected. The process takes a month.

I'm impressed. I didn't expect to get a call back. I certainly didn't think that anyone would really try to do anything about it. I'll keep you posted.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Parent Teacher Conference

Wednesday, October 7th
Thursday, October 8th

From 4:30 to 7:00