Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Culdesac of Fire

Friday, July 2


Gateway Village Basketball court

Bring blankets, chairs and fireworks of course!!! 

Any volunteers for homemade ice cream?? Or any treat to share.

Fireworks to begin soon after 9:00. Everyone's invited!!!

10th Annual Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival

For more information, click here.

Steel Days in AF

July 7 - 10: Schedule of Events

Youth Theatre
Youth Street Dance
Children's Parade
Band Breakfast
Car Cruise

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

NASA Blast

Grand Opening
Thursday, July 1
Museum of Ancient Life

$/8 children (2 and under are free)
*Includes admission into Museum of Ancient Life
**Free for Museum and Thanksgiving Point Members

Visit new frontiers with NASA BLAST (Bringing Light and SpaceTogether) at Thanksgiving Point. Meet the Andersons, just your average family learning and playing together, but with their eyes to the sky. Amateur astronomers and avid experimenters, the Andersons are bringing their backyard and fun to Thanksgiving Point to present NASA BLAST and share the science and majesty of space.

Light Exhibit - Museum of Ancient Life
Did you know that distance in space is measured by how long it takes light to travel there? The distance between the Earth and sun varies, so that means that the light we have here on Earth is about 8 minutes old by
the time we see it. Learn facts like this and more in the Andersons’backyard in the Museum of Ancient Life.

Space Garden - Farm Country
Seeds that have been in space? Tiny tomatoes? The Junior Master Gardeners are planting space plants and creating lunar plant growth chambers as they learn about the future of NASA and food in space.

Solar System Walk
Ever wondered how far away Earth is from Venus? How about which planets are the closest together? The Andersons wondered too, and they built this walk through the solar system in Thanksgiving Point Gardens
to show you. Learn the vast nature of the solar system and the size of and distance between planets all in the beautiful serenity of the gardens. You’ll walk the gardens as if you were in the solar system exploring the science beyond planet earth.

Activities, Day Camps, Star Parties
Build and launch a rocket at a Garden Adventure event held at Thanksgiving Point Gardens. Sign up your little ones to be summer astronauts at a NASA day camp. Or attend a star party hosted with the Clark Planetarium and explore the galaxy using high-powered telescopes.

Community Garden

Many have taken advantage of the plots available by the church building to start family gardens and it's been so much fun. It's great to see all of the people out there, by themselves or with their families. So much green is showing up all over and some plants are beginning to produce! It's wonderful when you put so much work into something to see the fruits of your labors. Many people are meeting new friends and getting to socialize with neighbors we maybe don't see as often as we would like and overall it's been a great experience.

If you haven't taken advantage of a plot it's not to late...yet...

You can still get a plot for $20 and that includes your drip line and water. It's too late to plant many seeds, but you could still get starts or start thinking about a Fall crop. This is for anyone! You do not have to be a member of the church.

Send me an e-mail if you would like the contact information to get your own plot and come out and join us in growing fruit, veggies, herbs and friendships.

See you in the dirt!

Extreme Eaters

7th-9th grade
July 6th-8th
8:30am – 4:00pm
$155 ($145 members)

Are you extreme enough for this camp? Finicky eaters need not apply… Some animals can eat prey 3 times the size of their head! Come uncover how gluttonous the animals of The Living Planet Aquarium can be.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Museum of Ancient Life's 10-year Birthday Party

Monday, July 5-9
11 am - 4 pm
Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point

Join us for the Museums 10 year Birthday Party as we bring back all of our best activities. Scavenger hunts, face painting, fossil fun, games, crafts, and hands on activities. This will be one summer party you won’t want to miss!
$8/children (3-12)
$8/senior (65+)
*No charge for Thanksgiving Point Members
Sunday, June 27, 2010

Freedom Festival Events

July 2, 3, 5

Freedom Days - Arts, crafts, food entertainment

Friday, July 2 – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 3 – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Monday, July 5 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Parade Day)

Downtown Provo (Center Street and University Avenue) on the Utah County Government complex & Tabernacle Park

Freedom Days showcases some of the region’s finest specialty products, fun hands-on activities, local entertainment, and unique foods. There is something for everyone including handcrafted jewelry, books, paintings, quilts, and more.

Balloon Festival

6:30-8 a.m
Bulldog Field, 1100 North Freedom Boulevard, Provo

Celebrating its 26th year! More than 25,000 spectators will have the opportunity to experience approximately 25 of these magical giants close-up as part of the ever popular Balloon Fest.

Milestones of Freedom

July 2: 9am - 8pm
July 3:: 9am - 8pm
July 5: 11am - 7pm

Scera Park in Orem

Colonial Days

10 a.m. to dusk.
Crandall Historical Printing Museum
275 E. Center Street

Enjoy FREE entertainment, family activities, and live encampments with demonstrations of daily colonial life. Experience a walk through the Mayflower right into our Jamestown exhibit. Spend time reading original historical documents, letters and printed pamphlets of the era in B. Ashworth‘s Hall of History. Stop by the Benjamin Franklin Print Shop and help print replicas of the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution (there is a fee of  $5.00 for your own take home copy). Watch a paper maker at work, visit with a calligrapher, water color artist, and enjoy a live chalk artist at work.

Grand Parade

Monday, July 5
9:00 am
960. N University Ave. to 900 E center St. Provo

The Grand Parade – the largest of its kind in the state of Utah – will highlight freedom through bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons and local and national performers. Entries will be given the unique challenge to promote patriotism among the 250,000 spectators, through music, displays, dance, and other creative and meaningful expression.As the world faces an uncertain future, America stands as a beacon promoting freedom at home and abroad. Let freedom ring loud and clear. Witness the joy that is freedom as never seen before on the streets of Provo!
Friday, June 25, 2010

Utah Symphony at Sundance

Friday, July 2
Eccles Stage Outdoor Amphitheatre

Join us for the magic of music in the mountains as Sundance Resort features the Utah Symphony for a Patriotic Celebration featuring American Folk Music and a special rendition of Casey at the Bat.  David Cho will be conducting. Bring your patriotic spirit as the orchestra performs against the purple majesties in the
great outdoors.

Guests are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance. As temperatures drop quickly after sundown, guests are advised to dress appropriately, in layers.  Concessions will be available.  Outside food and drink are not permitted.

War on Weeds Class

Saturday, July 3
11:00 a.m.
Central Utah Gardens

Put on your combat boots and come learn weed control tips from the state extension specialist.

Register here.
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Willy Wonka

Audiences will need a “golden ticket” for the magical family musical “Willy Wonka” to the outdoor stage. Mindy Young will direct Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the eccentric world famous candy man comes to life in this delightful stage adaptation of “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the beloved original 1971 film “Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.”

July 1-17
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stadium of Fire

Saturday, July 3
8 - 10:30 pm
BYU LaVell Edwards Stadium

Carrie Underwood
For Tickets, click here

Post-Stadium of Fire Street Dance
10:30 pm
On Canyon Road, west of the Stadium
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Undersea Safari

Undersea Safari - pre-K
June 29th & 30th
Living Planet Aquarium
$50 ($45 members)

Join us for a safari adventure at the Living Planet Aquarium! Your camper will be outfitted for fun as we travel through Utah, South America and then on to the open ocean. All along the way there will be crafts, songs and plenty of hands-on exploration.
Monday, June 21, 2010

110 in the Shade

110 in the Shade
Jun. 28 - Aug. 7

From the same creative team that wrote "The Fantastiks" comes this musical of Lizzie Curry, a spinster in the American Southwest. Two suitors are interested in Lizzie: one is a respectable, upstanding citizen, while the other is a con-man who comes to the moisture-deprived town masquerading as a rainmaker. Lizzie's choice cuts deeper than selecting a beau--she must decide whether it is best to pursue a life of dreams or to live the life that the world considers responsible and reasonable.

Buy tickets here.
Sunday, June 20, 2010

Professional Headshots at the Gateway Village Clubhouse

***UPDATE: Due to a conflict, this event is being rescheduled. If you would like to be notified when a new date is set, please e-mail me.

Tuesday June 29th, for one night only, I will be offering Professional Headshots mini sessions at a price they will never be offered at again. You get a 10 minute session, online proofs, and one digital image of your choice with an image release for personal and business use. $15/person ONE NIGHT ONLY.

This is not a night for family or children portraits. This is a chance to get a Professional Headshot intended for business or personal use.

For more information visit my blog:

Or you can call or e-mail me. (801)357-9470

Patriotic Service

Sunday, June 27
7:00 pm
BYU Marriott Center

Always a favorite of America’s Freedom Festival, the Patriotic Service has become well known for its inspiring messages and music surrounding freedom and patriotism.

Music for the evening will be provided by the Army 23rd Band.

Steve Young will be the speaker for the evening. Come back soon to hear more exciting announcements about the program.
Saturday, June 19, 2010

Children's Parade

Saturday, June 26
9:30 -10 a.m. Staging for the parade
10:30 am parade begins

begins at 800 East Center Street
ends at 200 East Center Street at the state and county complex in Provo.

The Children’s Parade is not only a fun activity for the family; it also is a chance to educate the youth on freedom and respect. Participants will have a chance to meet police officers and fire fighters, giving them a first hand experience with these important and friendly public servants.

The parade lasts almost 45 minutes and participants will receive a treat at the end. No skateboards or motorized vehicles of any kind are permitted. If you arrive after 9 a.m., please use the 100 North 800 East entrance.

Parent's Night Out (Ages 5-11)

Saturday, June 26
Drop off - 6:00 PM
Pick up - 11:00 PM

Parents drop your kids off at the Zoo for the evening and go out, and have yourself a Wild time. We will supply the entertainment, pizza, and an awesome Zoo experience. 

Fee: $30 for one child, $25 for each additional child (10% discount for members)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Kids Late Night Wilderness Camp

Saturday, June 26
Anderson Park
Fee: $25

Kids ages 7 and up can enjoy a fun evening of campfire cooking, camp craft projects, a flash light treasure hunt, and camp activities. Register by June 20th.

Non resident fee: $25

Community Center
(801) 785-6172

Dairy Days at Farm Country

Friday, June 25 - 26
10am -2pm
Farm Country Thanksgiving Point

Come celebrate all things dairy as Farm Country presents Diary Days, with the help of Thanksgiving Point's partner, Meadow Gold. Activities include:
* Pony & wagon rides
* Butter & ice cream making
* Coloring contest
* Cow pie bingo
* Milk jug knock down
* Ring toss.

$3.50/ children
*No charge for Thanksgiving Point and Farm Country Members.
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Freedom Fun Run

Monday, July 5
Kiwanis Park
820 N 1100 E, Provo

We hope that part of you Independence Day celebration includes our Freedom Run 10K, 5K or the Mayor’s one mile Fun Run. The annual run has become an integral part of America’s Freedom Festival as thousands of participants at all levels and abilities join this invigorating event.

We encourage you to get decked out in patriotic garb for the run. We have seen a lot of great costumes and would love to see more.

Linda Eder Concert

Thursday, June 24 at 8:00 pm
Scera Shell

Don’t miss one of the greatest contemporary vocalists of our time!  A star of Broadway and the concert stage, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans showtunes, standards, pop, country and jazz.  And that amazing voice!  A powerhouse mix of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, Eder landed her own headline show at age 25.

For more information regarding seating and pricing, click here.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Udder Cover Giveaway

Visit Sweet Basil, Carrian Cheney's food blog for an opportunity to win an Udder Cover.

Kids Science Class: Plants

Wednesday, June 23
11:00 a.m.
Central Utah Gardens

What do plants need to grow? We'll show you and get you started growing plants of your own!

Register here.

Freedom Festival Baby Contest

9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Utah Valley University Sorensen Student Center

For more details, go here.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Twi-Fest at Thanksgiving Point

Tuesday, June 29
7pm - midnight
Museum of Ancient Life

Megaplex Theatres and Thanksgiving Point invites Twilight Fans to celebrate the release of Eclipse and the celebration of all things “Twilight”. Come dressed in your best Twilight attire for a night of dancing, prizes, and commemorative Twilight giveaways. Below is a schedule of events and happenings:
•Performances by local artists (7-9 pm)
•Vampire Masquerade Ball (9- 11:30 pm)
•Pendant Necklace designed specifically for Megaplex Twifest by Infinite Jewelry for the first 2000 guests ($20.00 value)
•Commemorative TwiFest Lanyard with two random collector character pins
•TwiFest Mocktail including a collectible Twilight Cup
•Luigi’s Italian Lemon Ice
•Exclusive Unique TwiFest Sponsored giveaway for the first 4000 guests ($3.49 value)
•Prizes for best costume

$25/party only   Purchase Tickets
$39-$45/party + movie  Purchase Tickets
Monday, June 14, 2010

Hogle Day Classes - 3rd & 4th

Tuesday, June 21-22
9:30AM to 12:00PM

Stop us if you've heard this one: an ostrich with its head buried in the sand, a bat tangled in a woman's hair, porcupine shooting its quills? Sounds like a job for myth busters! Join us to uncover truths more amazing than myths as you discover what is real and what is make-believe as we explore some popular animal fables and myths.


Tuesday, June 21-22
1:00PM to 3:30PM

We can’t live without water and neither can our animal friends. Come discover some of the unique ways animals deal with too much or too little water during this Zoopendous class! Prepare to get wet as you uncover these mysteries and what you can do to help save this precious resource.

To purchase member discounted tickets click HERE
Children must be registered for the grade they have just completed. (Ages 9-10)
We reserve the right to cancel the registrations of children registered in sessions that do not match their age/grade.

Sewing Night

Thursday June 24
7:00 pm
Gateway Village building A # 2 bottom floor

Bring your sewing machine and unfinished projects OR
work on girly baby tights

Materials needed:
18 inch square of 4-way stretch jersey knit (not ribbed or interlock) fabric 
sewing machine needle that will work with stretch (Schmetz Stretch needles) 
3/4 inch knitted elastic about 20 inches long

Read the tutorial and print out your pattern before coming. I will have the tutorial up on my laptop so I can refer to it as a I try and make these little tights. I can also make a pattern for you if you need it.

OK, If you want to bring a treat to share, that would be fun, I will try and have a little treat too, if we sew sans treats. . .it will still be really really really fun.

Mandi Taylor

Carillon Concert

Thursday, June 17th
7 p.m.
BYU Centennial Carillon Tower

The BYU Centennial Carillon Tower has now stood for thirty years as a symbol of freedom and spirit.  The annual Freedom Festival Carillon Concert awakens emotions of patriotism and liberty through performances that appeal to children and adults alike.

BYU University Carillonneur Don Cook will perform patriotic pieces, as well as folk, Broadway, classical, and original compositions for an eager audience   Hundreds will bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to the shady lawns surrounding the tower to enjoy an evening concert.  This is one of the more simple and leisurely events of the Festival.

The tower stands 97 feet tall and contains 52 cast bronze bells.  The smallest bell weights 21 pounds with the largest at 4,730 pounds.  The keyboard consists of broomstick-like manual keys and short pedal keys that are played with the side of the closed hands and with the feet.  Each bell plays until the tone fades away naturally, allowing new tones and fading tones to resonate with one another.  Don Cook studied carillon at the University of Kansas until he returned to BYU in 1991 where he has participated in the concert yearly.
Sunday, June 13, 2010

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Monday, June 14
7:30 pm
Macey’s Food & Drug Store
The corner of 1230 N. and 500 W

The event respectfully retires flags that have become so tattered worn that they no longer properly represent the great sacrifices and values of the United States. According to the U.S. Flag Code, “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning” (4 USC 8K).

Boy Scout Troop 999 will serve as hosts for the ceremony again this year. They welcome all Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venture Scouts, and Girl Scouts over age 12 in full uniform to participate (please arrive at least 1 hour early). The flag retirement ceremony begins with a patriotic speaker followed by the dignified retirement of worn and tattered flags that have served our country well but are no longer fit for display.

Those with flags that need to be retired are invited to bring them to the event, or drop them off at Macey’s Food & Drug, prior to the ceremony on June 14.

Hogle Day Classes - Kindergarten

Monday, June 14-15
9:30AM to 12:00PM

Come to the Zoo for some new animal stories—then get up close and personal with some of our animal friends. Your child will love this animal-star filled story time!


Wednesday, July 28-29
9:30AM to 12:00PM

Quills, claws and teeth are just some of the many ways animals defend themselves. From porcupines to poison dart frogs, you’ll uncover some of the unique ways animals keep from being eaten!

To purchase member discounted tickets click HERE
Children must be registered for the grade they have just completed. (Ages 5-6)
We reserve the right to cancel the registrations of children registered in sessions that do not match their age/grade.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Venture Outdoors Festival

Saturday, June 19
Venture Activities 9:00 - 3:00
Festival 3:00 -10:00
Canyon Rim Park 3100 S 2900 E.
Free Admission

Venture Activities
Millcreek Bike Rodeo & Breakfast
Guided Canyon Hikes
Rock Climbing Adventure
Art Walk & Refreshments
Venture Volkmarch
and so much more, check out the schedule here

Summer Festival

Saturday, June 19
8am - 11 am
Central Utah Gardens
KSL Greenhouse Show
Friday, June 11, 2010

Abraham Lincoln: Self-made in America

June 18 - July 26
The Western Mining & Railroad Museum
294 South Main - Helper, UT

Improve Your Lawn Class

Saturday, June 19
11:00 a.m.
Central Utah Gardens

Learn tricks to revive sad lawns and tips on proper lawn maintenance.

Register here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Outdoor Movies

Join us at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre for a series of eight  outdoor movies under the stars on a big screen and big sound! All movies start @ Dusk. Seating is general admission on the grassy slope, so bring a blanket or rent a chair for $1.00. Call (801) 225-ARTS for more information.

Wednesday, June 16

Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT
Rated PG, 112 minutes long

Wednesday, June 23
Rated PG, 105 minutes long

Wednesday, July 7
Rated PG-13, 126 minutes long

Wednesday, July 14
Not Rated, 136 minutes long

Wednesday, August 4
Rated PG-13, 130 minutes long

Wednesday, August 11
Rated PG-13, 128 minutes long

Wednesday, August 18
Rated G, 97 minutes long

Friday, September 10
Disney's UP!
Rated PG, 96 minutes long
(There is no Celebrity vocal competition prior to this movie)

$4 Adult
$3 Child (age 3-11), Students (w/ID), Seniors (65+)

$16 Adult,
$8 Child (age 3-11), Students (w/ID), Seniors (65+)
This is a savings of 50% off the individual ticket price!

Running With Angels 5K

Saturday, June 19, 2010
8 am
Thanksgiving Point Gardens

A rare opportunity to enjoy a run through the beauty of the Thanksgiving Point Gardens. Inspired and hosted by Pamela Hansen, author of the popular book "Running with Angels". Proceeds benefiting Women's & Children's services in Utah. Registration includes t-shirt, water bottle. food, drinks, and giveaways at finish line.

$20/adult (through June 5)
$15/child (14 & under, through June 5)
$30/all ages June 6-19, (or until slots are full)
$10/ per bib “In Honor or Memory of” a friend or loved one
*For more information and to register please visit WWW.RUNNINGWITHANGELS.ORG
Wednesday, June 9, 2010


In the last two days, dirty syringes have been found in Gateway Village, around the condos and in the park.

The police have instructed that if you should find a syringe:
1) do not touch it unless you are wearing gloves.
2) with a pair of pliers, break off the needle.
3) then dispose of both in the dumpster.

Please keep an eye on your children and let them know not to touch anything unusual they may find.

Celebrity Voice Competition

Summer 2010 preliminary competition nights
Wednesdays June 16, 23, July 7, 14 & August 4, 11.   
8:00 pm. 

5th Annual Celebrity at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, a talent search any serious vocalist won’t want to miss! With vocal and instrumental backup from professional karaoke band This Is Your Band, singers choose from 600+ songs in the band’s repertoire and compete before judges looking for Utah’s hottest talent! The winner will have multiple opportunities to perform throughout the year, including a TV appearance on ABC Channel 4’s Good Things Utah.

Come cheer on the performers as they rock the mic to some of your favorite tunes. Admisson is $4 Adults, $3 Child (age 3-11), Students (w/ID) and Seniors (65+). Following Celebrity, stay free and watch an Outdoor Movie @ Dusk on a big screen with big sound -- Click here for SUMMER 2010 OUTDOOR MOVIES.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hogle Day Classes - 1st & 2nd grade

Thursday, June 17-18
9:30AM to 12:00PM

Spiders and snakes and wolves, oh my! Often people fear what they don’t understand. In this fun-filled class we’ll uncover the truths behind what we perceive as gross and disgusting, not to mention bizarre and frightening, and by the end you’ll think these misunderstood animals are truly amazing!

Thursday, June 17-18
1:00PM to 3:30PM

Animals are amazing! From head to toe they're perfectly suited for where they live and what they do. Delve into the many adaptations of the animal world.

To purchase member discounted tickets click HERE
Children must be registered for the grade they have just completed. (ages 7-8)
We reserve the right to cancel the registrations of children registered in sessions that do not match their age/grade.

Strawberry Days

Tuesday, June 15 - June 20

Schedule of Events and information about the events

All week
6am - 10 pm  Children’s Art Show & Fine Art Show (New Community Center)
10am - 7pm   Boutique (Old Community Center)
6pm - 10pm   City of Fun Carnival (Downtown Park)
7:30 pm        Pre-Rodeo Entertainment Mutton Bustin’ (Rodeo Grounds)
8:00 pm        PRCA Rodeo (Rodeo Grounds)

June 15
7:30 - 8:30 pm  Free Concert (Veterans’ Memorial Park)

June 16
3pm Fifth & Sixth Grade Relay Race (PGHS Track)
5pm Children’s Parade (All children are invited to participate, PGHS Track)

June 17
1-5pm D.U.P. Tours start for the week (Pioneer Museum)

June 18
6 pm Pie Eating Contest (Community Center, North East End)
4 on 4 Volleyball Tournament (Register teams at Community Center)

June 19
7am Men’s Doubles Tennis Tournament (Manila Park)

7:30am 1st Annual Guns & Hoses 5k Run
8:30am Kids' 1/2 Mile Run
10 am Mammoth Parade (Along 200 S., Main St., West Center St.)

Historic Provo Tours

In celebration of Provo’s rich history and tradition, the Provo City Landmarks Commission has joined with the Utah Division of State History, the National Parks Service and the Freedom Festival to produce a self-guided tour and interior tours of buildings listed on the Local and National Historic Registers.

Self-guided tours
June 15 – July 5
Pick up a complimentary “Historic Provo” guidebook

The guidebook contains a brief history of Provo, the development of its historic architecture, and photographs and descriptions of many historic sites in the city.

Interior Tours in the Maeser Neighborhood
Thursday June 24 and Friday June 25
5:30 -6:30  p.m.
LDS City Center Church parking lot
195 South 100 East

For more information, go here.
Monday, June 7, 2010

Comedy Murder Mystery Train

June 12 & June 26, 2010
6:30 - 9:00 pm 
 Heber Depot

Put on your detective hat and enjoy a funny performance by the Chameleons Whodunit Company while you try to unravel the mystery and guess 'whodunit?' Follow the story, quiz the actors and look for clues. Prizes awarded to winning detective! A delicious dinner is served aboard the train.

$48 Adult/Senior
$30 Child* (3-12) *Ages 9 and up recommended.

Other travel times:
July 10 & July 31, 2010
August 14 & August 28, 2010
September 11 & September 25, 2010
November 13, 2010

Firecracker Softball Tournament

In the spirit of our number one pastime, America’s Freedom Festival will present the 2010 Firecracker Softball Tournament. Adult men’s and women’s teams are invited to this USSSA sanctioned event. A sliding self-classifying bracket format will be used to provide quality competition for all team classifications. All teams will be guaranteed three games.

Women’s tournament: June 19, 2010 – Registration Deadline, Monday, June 14 at 6:00 pm
Men’s tournament: June 25-26, 2010 – Registration Deadline, Monday, June 21 at 6:00 pm

Both tournaments will be held at Footprinters Softball Complex, 1150 S. 1350 W., Provo, UT 84601.

Teams can now register online at

Family Free Swim

Monday, June 14
6:00 pm
Veteran's Memorial Pool
Sunday, June 6, 2010

Concerts in the Park

Beginning June 13th
7:30 p.m.
EAST side of the New Community Center - 547 Locust

Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Friday, June 11th: 5 - 10 pm
Saturday, June 12th: 9 am - 10 pm
Thanksgiving Point's Electric Park

Experience the rich culture and traditions of Scotland with the 36th Annual Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Reduced ticket prices and family discount packages make this festival a bargain thrifty Scots can’t resist. Scotland’s rich heritage of dance with all its energetic flair and precise movement is a major focus this year. Another centerpiece is competition in three major areas-- Highland dancing, piping & drumming, and traditional Highland athletics. In addition, Scottish food, vendors and music are available, plus a variety of other activities & events to interest every family member. For more information on how to participate in the Highland Games go to: HTTP://WWW.UTAHSCOTS.ORG

Single Admission (includes tattoo): 
Friday$7 Adults,
$5 child
Saturday$10 adults,
$7 child
Weekend Rate (Fri & Sat)$15 adults,
$10 child
Saturday Night concert$5

Family Pack Admission
Friday$29 (2 adults & 4 children)
Saturday$41 (2 adults & 4 children)
Weekend Rate(Fri & Sat)$52 (2 adults & 4 children)

Hershey's Track and Field Competition

Saturday, June 12
AGE: 9 - 14
REGISTRATION: Day of Event at PGHS Track & Field

This track and field meet is a free local competition for all children aged 9-14 sponsored by Hershey’s Track and Field Games

Participants will compete in his/her own age and gender groups and will have the opportunity to go on to the district level of competition if his/her performance qualifies for such.

Unlike regular track club meets, in this sponsored event, participants can only participate in three events. Two track and one field event or two field and one track event. A participant cannot compete in three track events. A relay is considered a track event. Spikes or shoes designed for spikes are not allowed on the track for this meet.

Jewelry, hair beads and decoration and sun glasses (except prescription) are not allowed.
Saturday, June 5, 2010

Movie in the Park

8:30 Gates open
dusk movie begins
Anderson Park - 950 E 200 S

June 11     Planet 51
July 9        Horton Hears a who
August 13 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaur

Family Night on the Farm - June & July

Mondays, 5-7 pm
Farm Country

June 7: Turkey Time - It’s turkey time, so trot on down to the farm for a night all about turkeys. There will be turkey trivia, turkey crafts, and turkey fun.

June 14: Little Red Barn - Horses, donkeys, cows that moo, chickens, bunnies, piglets too. The little red barn is full of animals to adore, come for a night of crafts, activities and more.

June 21: Donkey, Donkey Old & Grey - Our donkey night has not yet begun, so come to the farm for a night of crafts, games and donkey fun.

June 28: Beautiful Butterflies - Come create your own beautiful butterfly craft and learn about this beautiful creatures that flutter around during this time of year.

July 5: Red, White & Blue - Come celebrate our nation’s colors as we learn about the wonderful country we live in. Games and craft included.

July 12: Furry Friends - What kinds of furry friends does the farm have? Find yourself falling in love with all the cute and cuddly animals as you touch and feel their furry coats, go on a scavenger hunt and make a craft to take home.

July 19: Good Bug Bad Bug - Creeping crawling buzzing creatures live all over on the farm. Come learn about what bugs are good for the farm and others that cause a bunch of trouble. Craft included.

July 26: Bird Feeding - Head to the farm for a night of bird feeding. Feed ducks, geese, turkeys, & chickens. Make your own bird feeder to hang in your back yard and begin attracting the birds in your neighborhood.

$3.50 general admission
*Free for Thanksgiving Point Members
Friday, June 4, 2010

Tuacahn - Ivins, Utah

June 7 - Oct 15
Mon, Wed, and Fri

Show Times:
June-August 8:30PM
September 8:00PM
October 7:30PM

June 8-August 14
Tues, Thurs, and Sat

August 26 - October 16
Tues, Thurs, and Sat
August 8:30PM
September 8:00PM
October 7:30PM

Central Utah Gardens Concert Series

Friday, June 11
7:00 p.m.
Carl Schwitzer

Friday, June 25
7:00 p.m.
Join the fun with this family group that plays folk and celtic music.

Friday, July 9
7:00 p.m.
Voice of Africa
Experience the culture of Africa through song and dance.

Friday, August 6
7:00 p.m.
Rob Bennion
Jazz music is Rob's passion and pursuit. Enjoy an evening of amazing music in a beautiful atmosphere.

Friday, August 20
7:00 p.m.
Red Desert Ramblers
A wonderful mix of bluegrass, swing and folk music. Be prepared to have a good time!

Friday, September 10
7:00 p.m.
Clive Romney has done it all. He is a talented producer, songwriter, arranger, and musician.

Garden Adventures: June - August

6 - 8 pm
Thanksgiving Point Gardens

June 7th: Alice in Wonderland - Don’t be late for this very important date. Travel through the rabbit hole into our Wonderland and help the Cheshire Cat get his grin, catch the White Rabbit, and beat the Red Queen in a game of croquet.

June 14th: On The Go! - Discover all the things that get us around town. Take a ride on a train, race a car on our track and many more games, crafts, and activities that will get you moving.

June 21th: Operation: Space - Exploration 3…2…1…Blast Off! Your mission has begun. Train to be an astronaut, build a rocket to launch, and take a walk through the solar system all without leaving the earth.

June 28th: Fine Art Frenzy - Discover your inner Van Gogh and let the creativity flow. See artists at work, make your own masterpieces, and maybe even become a work of art yourself.

July 5: Stars and Stripes Forever - Help us celebrate our Nation’s birthday.

July 12: Fantasy Favorites - Dress Up as your Favorite Superhero or Fairytale Character

July 19: Get Messy - Did Someone Say Jello Fight?

July 26: Pirates at the Point - Yo ho! A Pirate’s Life for Me

August 2: Wet and Wild - Fun, Sunshine and Water and Fun! Oh My!

August 9: Up, Up, and Away - It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s all about Flight

August 16: Fun with Food - Playing with your Food IS Allowed

August 23: Harry, Hagrid, and Hogwarts - Enroll in Wizarding School and Pass Your O.W.Ls

August 30: Anamania - At Home, At the Zoo, and All Around the World

$6/child (3-12)
$9/senior (65+)
*No charge for Thanksgiving Point members

Restaurant Review

86 N University Ave 
Downtown Provo, UT

The review
Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gateway Community BBQ

Saturday, June 5th 
Gateway Pavillion

For all residents of Gateway Village. 
A bounce house will be available for the kiddies to jump. 

National Donut Day

Friday June 4th
A free donut at Krispy Kreme.

Funny Girl

June 10-21

With a career that spanned comedienne to Vaudeville star in The Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. “Funny Girl” is her true story. A powerhouse musical comedy classic, the show is based on the movie starring Barbra Streisand and includes big production numbers and even bigger songs including “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “People Who Need People,” “Secondhand Rose” and more.

More info here

Monday Morning Movies

June 7 - August 2
PG library - downstairs

Doors will open 10 minutes before the show starts. Seats are first come basis. Registration is not required. Bring your own treats. Everyone is asked to pick up trash and help the room clean.

June 7 - "Finding Nemo" (100 minutes)
June 14 - "The Little Mermaid" (100 minutes)
June 21 - "Pippi in the South Seas" (86 minutes)
June 28 - "Surf's Up" (85 minutes)
July 12 - "Madagascar - Escape 2 Africa" (89 minutes)
July 19 - "Flushed Away" (85 minutes)
July 26 - "Muppet Treasure Island" (99 minutes)
August 2 - "Flipper" (95 minutes)
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Family Day Hike & Breakfast

Into the Wild
Saturday, June 5th
8:30 - 9:30 am
Kiwanis Park Pavilion

Bring your family and friends for a light breakfast, then head out into the wild for hike.

Call the Community Center (801) 785-6172 to let them them know how many are in your group and your names will be entered in a drawing for prizes given out at the hike.

Museum Mondays - June & July

Monday Nights from 5-7 pm
Museum of Ancient Life: (Meet in Museum lobby)

Museum Mondays are full of creative dinosaur-related activities perfect for a night out with the family.

June 7: Live Reptile - Shows at 5pm and 6pm
June 14: Dino Dads! - Explore the exhibits on our Fathers Day scavenger hunt and learn all about our favorite Dino Dads. Fathers Day craft included.
June 21: Pirate Night! -Join us for our annual summer pirate night! Be dressed in your pirate attire for a night of pirate fun. Pirate storytelling, crafts, treasure hunt, and face painting.
June 28: In Love with Ladybugs - Try your luck at our ladybug hunt! Craft included.

July 5: National Caribbean Day!
July 12: Search Party Scavenger Hunt
July 19: Sorcerers Showdown!
July 26: Eco-Exploration

$8/children (3-12)
$8/senior (65+)
*No charge for Museum of Ancient Life and Thanksgiving Point Members
Contact Jordon Johnson at 801.766.5013 for more information.

Summer Science Adventure Camps

June 29 – July 1, 2010 (3-4 grades) 
July 13 – July 15, 2010 (5-6 grades).  
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$195 per session (15% discount for members of Clark Planetarium or Discovery Gateway).

Looking for a quality, safe and affordable summer experience for your children? Look no further.  Clark Planetarium and Discovery Gateway have partnered to offer you a great value for your child’s summer camp experience.

Our new Summer Science Adventure Camps give kids hands-on training that will inspire teamwork, creativity and innovation.  Campers  will be challenged to see the world differently whether it is looking at something a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair, or larger than galaxies in the universe.  The three day camp experience will be jam packed with activities, games, and fun filled experiences that you will cherish for years to come.

Morning drop off (8:30 am):  Clark Planetarium.  110 S. 400 W. SLC UT
Afternoon pick up (4:30 pm):  Across the street at Discovery Gateway 100 S. 444 W. SLC UT

To register call 801.456.4979

More info here.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Scholastic Books

For those of you who are home schooling or have children that are not yet in school you can still order books through Scholastic Books. Just follow these directions to get started!!

Make Waves - Teen Summer Reading

June 8 - July 30
3:00 p.m.
Teens 13 & older

Schedule of Activities:

June 8 - Splash Off!
June 15 - Hunger Games
June 22 - Bubble Mania
June 29 - Design Your Life
July 6 - Gator Golf
July 13 - Recycled T-shirts (Bring a t-shirt to redesign)
July 20 - Bottled Music
July 27 - Swamp Meet Swap (trade video games, books, CDs and DVDs.)
July 28 - Pool Party

Special Teen Movie Events (No registration needed):

Friday, June 25 @ 6:30 p.m. - "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" 151 minutes.
Friday, July 16 @ 6:30 p.m. - "Iron Man" 126 minutes.

Paws and Claws

Tuesday, June 8                
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Hogle Zoo
$20.00  per child
(10% discount for members)

Leap, run, jump and pounce.  Cats come in all different shapes and sizes. You’ll have a purr-fectly great time as you discover the many kinds of cats that make their home at the Zoo.

Each program features theme animals with guided tours, art activities, songs, snacks and special experiences. Adults attend with children ages 3-5.

  • No older or younger siblings allowed.
  • Children registered for the Pre-K sessions must be age 3 by the date the class session begins.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the registrations of children registered in sessions that do not match their age/grade.