Thursday, September 30, 2010

Children's Book Art Exhibition

Friday, October 1st
6:30 pm
Scera Gallery Room 101

Friday night there is a children’s book art exhibition opening up with a reception where the author and artist will be available.  The art exhibition will be available for viewing the entire month of October. Heather Stapleton has read the book and think the graphics are great!

Savvy Shopper 101

first Wednesday of each month 
7:00 p.m.
Lower level of the PG library.

Forum with Michelle B. In this fun and informative class you will learn how easy it is to save 50%-80% off your grocery bill every month. This forum will cover the following things:

How to shop smart and use coupons
How to save time on your shopping trips
How to quickly build a prepared pantry
In addition to this you will learn about the wonderful forums on the Savvy Shopper website from help with recipes to entertainment and more.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

BookEnders Book Club

Last Wednesday of the month
7 p.m.
PG Library

September 29, 2010 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

October 27, 2010 - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

As a small girl, Nell was abandoned on a ship headed for Australia, with only a few clothes and a fairy tale book in her possession. Raised by the dockmaster and his wife, she journeys to England when she is twenty-one where she hopes to find out something about her true identity. The pieces of the puzzle are assembled following her death, after her granddaughter Cassandra discovers the forgotten garden of the book's title.

November 17, 2010 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

No discussion in December

January 26, 2011 - Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

February 23, 2011 - Eve Green by Susan Fletcher

March 30, 2011 - Still Alice by Lisa Genova

April 27, 2011 - A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

May 25, 2011 - Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama

Miss Utah's Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant

Covey Center for the Arts - Performance Hall

Join us for the 2011 Miss Utah's Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant! Twenty-six of Utah's most talented and dynamic young women will compete for over $25,000 in scholarship assistance and the opportunity to represent Utah and compete at the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition in 2011.

Friday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m. - $12
Preliminary Competition featuring all contestants competing in Talent & Evening Gown

Saturday, October 2nd at 2:00 PM - Free
Preliminary Competition featuring all contestants competing in Lifestyle & Fitness in sportswear and On-stage Question will be held  This is a non-ticketed event. Admission is free to this competition ONLY

Saturday, October 2nd at 7:00 PM. - $15
The Top 10 Finalists will be announced and compete in all phases of competition and our winner will be crowned! Programs will be sold at the door and are $5.00 each.

Purchase a combination ticket for Friday and Saturday evening and save!
Combination tickets are $25.00, and are only available over the phone or in person.

Click here to purchase tickets!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teens, Do You Want to Zumba?

Tuesday, October 5
4:30 p.m.
PG Library

Come join the fun! An experienced Zumba instructor is coming to lead teens in this fun dance exercise in the lower level of the library. Any teen is welcome at this free program.

For more information about Zumba, click here.

Mammal Study Merit Badge

Tuesday, October 12
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
$15 per scout; Leaders FREE

Learn more about your furry friends and work on your Mammals Study merit badge. We will complete requirements 1, 2, 3c, and 4g in class, and give tips for requirement 5.
  • Scout group leader ratio standards apply (1:6)
  • No unregistered children
  • Private Scout classes can also be arranged for groups of at least 10.
Register here

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICIES: After registration is confirmed, Utah's Hogle Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit, no-substitution policy. If you are unable to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation.
Monday, September 27, 2010

Stake Volleyball

Thursdays, beginning Sept. 30
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Every sister who is interested in playing must be listed on and sign the team roster.

Please contact Brother Thorne at (801) 610-9656 if you would like to play on our ward's womens team!

We would love to have anyone come to cheer us on as we play.

Itty Bitty Ball

October 12, 19, 21, & 26
PG Rec Center
$20 Resident
$30 Non-resident

This program is designed to assist 3 & 4 year olds with pre-sport skills such as catching, kicking, throwing and dribbling. Hour sample sport sessions include: football, basketball, soccer, and T-ball.

To sign up, call (801-785-6172) 

Minimal Day - MT. Mahogany

Please remember that Monday September 27th is a minimal day

Track A students attend from 8:00-12:30. 
Track B students attend from 9:15 - 1:45. 
AM Kindergarteners attend from 9:15 - 11:15. 
PM kindergarteners attend from 11:45 - 1:45. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Breakfast with a Witch

October 2, 9, 15, 16, 18, 23, 29 and 30.
8:30 am and 10:30 am
$10 per person

As you dine, whimsical witches will entertain with wonders and cackles. They’ll mingle with you signing autograph sheets, taking photos and casting spells.

  • fresh fruit
  • frighteningly fluffy scrambled eggs
  • haunted hash browns
  • bewitching bacon
  • paranormal pancakes
  • Frankenstein’s French Toast
  • favorite bubbling beverage of hot cocoa, coffee or orange juice. 
Buy tickets on-line here
Saturday, September 25, 2010

Parent's Night Out (Ages 5-11)

Saturday, Oct 2
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, September 24, 2010

Haunted Canyon

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). Suitable for younger children and adults alike. Please call for ride details.

Dates & Departure Times:
October 2 — 8:30 pm & 9:30 pm Only
October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 — 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm & 9:30 pm
October 14, 21 & 28 — 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm Only
Check calendar to confirm dates dates.

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)
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cornbelly's Maze & Pumpkin Festival

October 1 & 2, 8-30
Monday-Thursday, 4-10 pm
Friday & Saturday, 10 am - 11 pm
Closed Sunday
North of Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point

Come enjoy the fifteenth season of Cornbelly’s Maze with two maze designs! The spooky haunted maze honors the best-seller Fablehaven and the main maze recognizes the 100-year anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Cornbelly’s is a great place to visit with a group of any kind and size. There are additional charges for gemstone mining, pumpkin purchases, pumpkin blasters, corn cannons, laser tag and paintball. Discount prices are available for groups of 15 or more and school field trips at CORNBELLYS.COM

Not-So-Spooky Pass
(Includes all activities at Cornbelly's EXCEPT haunted attractions)
Weekend Price - $10.95 + Tax
Weekday Price - $8.95 + Tax 
Children 2 and under are free

Haunted Combo
(Includes admission to all Cornbelly's Not-So-Spooky activities, PLUS the Haunted Creature and Fablehaven Haunted Maze after dark on Monday/Friday/Saturday nights. The haunted maze is separate from the regular 12-acre maze. Both are included in this ticket.)
$15.95 + Tax
Children 2 and under are free

Season Pass
Typically $25 + Tax, but check out this deal from PYP for a $12 pass from & a free shipping code here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A new blog for Moms

Calling All Moms....

Welcome!!This quote really got me thinking.... 

"The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation. The family relationship of father, mother, and child is the oldest and most enduring institution in the world."
(click HERE for the whole article.)

Pretty much we have one of the MOST important jobs in the world!!
We can't do it alone...
us moms gotta stick together!!
As the summer is coming to an end,
and a new school year is approaching us-
I want to use this blog to connect and share ideas
- Mrs. T

Thanks Brigitte for putting this blog together for us to share our thoughts and ideas as moms. 

Member's Only Harvest Festival

Friday, October 1, 2010
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Additional charge TBA

Last year, Hogle Zoo's first-ever Members-Only Harvest Festival was a HUGE success and this year it will be even bigger and better, spreading out through the entire Zoo!  Come celebrate the best of fall with animal encounters, seasonal activities and more.
Monday, September 20, 2010

Enizio Studio

Looking for a new salon, check out this giveaway from Sweet Basil for Enizio Studio.

Ride to A Witch

October 1 - 29th
See event dates & times here
lot west of Archibald's Restaurant at Gardner Village

Leave your broom at home, and jump on the bed of a vintage truck for the wackiest witch ride ever. She'll take you on a journey to her enchanted sanctuary at Cricket Hollow Swamp. She'll delight you with stories, perform her magic and maybe even cast a spell or two. This is an experience not to be missed. Rides will be held on select dates throughout October. First come, first driven. Reservations not accepted.

Groups of 20 or more receive a $1 per ticket discount on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Safety Week - Mt. Mahogany

Monday - Crazy Hair
Tuesday - Wear sweats, a favorite sports jersey, or uniform day
Wednesday - Wear your clothes inside out
Thursday - Crazy socks or mismatched shoe day
Friday - Wear a helmet day
Saturday - Mt. Mahogany Rampage 5K & $2 pancake breakfast at Maceys. All proceeds benefit Mt. Mahogany students.

Mount Mahogany PTA Reflections 2010 Theme

"Together we can . . ."
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
4:00 pm
School office

Reflections is an annual program that encourages students' artistic talents. For more than 30 years, the Reflections program has invited children (preschool -grade 12) to create and submit works of art related to a national PTA theme. The Reflections program offers students the opportunity to express themselves and receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts.

Please print and submit the student entry form and media release with the students' submission on or before the deadline.  Each student is required to submit an artistic statement (on the entry form) that describes what inspired him or her to create the work and how it relates to the theme. This statement is read and weighed heavily by the judges on how an art piece supports the theme. As parents, we hope you will encourage your students to participate in this worthwhile activity! This is a great way to expand and celebrate your children's creative talents!

Please contact Annie Payne (801-796-0279) if you have any questions.
Utah Reflections home page and general rules.

Each student is allowed one entry per category:
3-D  Rules
Dance Rules
Film/Video Rules
Literature Rules
Music Composition Rules
Photography Rules
Theater Rules
Visual Arts Rules
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Harvest Festival

September 25
10 am - 4 pm Festival
11 am Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Judging
12 noon – 2 pm Utah Gaint Pumpkin Growers Weigh-off
3 pm Scarecrow Contest – look-a-like and entries
4 pm Festival concludes, vendors close
Water Tower Plaza

Get ready for fall by shopping for home decor, checking out the scarecrows in the Scarecrow Contest, tasting some pumpkin treats, live music, fall foliage, and hands-on childrens crafts. There will also be a cow train, wagon rides and bounce houses available for youngsters for a nominal fee.
Friday, September 17, 2010

Safari Safety

Saturday, September 18, 2010
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Hogle Zoo

Various organizations will be in the Oasis Plaza to help your family stay safe and healthy.  From creating emergency family exit plans, to children fingerprinting, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Admission Prices

Seniors (65 and older):$7.00
Children (3 to 12):$7.00
Children 2 and younger:Free

Purchase tickets online

Free Candle Sample at Gardner Village

Now until Sep 30, 2010
In Country Furniture & Gifts

Candles! Candles! Candles! You'll find fall's most fragrant cozy comforts at Country Furniture & Gifts. Their new jar candles and air fresheners are simply yummy. Stop by their store in the old Gardner flour mill here at Gardner Village, and receive a free sample while supplies last.

PG Basketball

Registration: October 1 - Registration begins
Season: December -March

Men's Basketball
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Star Gazing Party

September 17, 2010
7:30pm - 8:30 pm: Star Party Activities
8:30pm - 9:30 pm: Deep look into the sky with
Thanksgiving Point Gardens

Join us for an educational evening of star gazing with telescopes from the Clark Planetarium, star charts, and a solar system walk. Activities will begin at 7:30 pm and open star gazing will begin around 8:30, or when it is dark outside.
*Event will unfortunately be cancelled if there is cloudy/inclement weather.


Campout Primary Activity

Saturday, September 18th
10:00 - 11:00
Church on 700 S in the Cultural Hall

All primary children ages 3-11 are invited to attend this activity to learn of Christ & have fun
Monday, September 13, 2010

Central Utah Gardens Fall hours

Starting Sept 15:

Visit the gardens anytime during these hours! For group tours, call 801.336-7136.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

UVU Fall Swap Meet

September 18th, 2010
7 am - 3 pm
Electric Park

Utah Valley University will host their 2nd Annual Fall Swap Meet. UVU welcomes spectators and vendors from all over the northwest. All proceeds from the event will be donated to scholarships for auto, diesel and collision repair students at Utah Valley University.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey

Looking for discounted circus tickets?
Here's a great deal from PYPs favorite Utah Jazz Account Exec!

DISCOUNTED TICKETS - Save $5.25 per ticket!

Performance Dates and Times:
Wed. Sept 22nd @ 7:00 pm
Thur. Sept 23rd @ 7:00 pm
Fri. Sept 24th @ 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sat. Sept 25th @ 11:00 am, 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sun. Sept 26th @ 1:30 pm & 5:30 pm

Discounted Ticket Prices:
Lower Bowl Tickets $20.25
VIP Seats also available: $38.50, $57.50 or $82.50

Purchase discounted tickets online with the link and promo code below:
LINK to Discounted Circus Tickets
Promo Code: jo7208

You can also use the promo code jo7208 at the Energy Solutions Arena Box Office!
To purchase your discounted tickets without fees call: Jeremey at 801-325-7208
Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dirty Dash

The Dirty Dash Salt Lake City
Saturday, September 25
9:00 A.M.
1370 Soldier Hollow Drive
Midway, UT 84049

Get ready for the new race in town…THE DIRTY DASH.  This race puts all other races to shame.  The Dirty Dash is where a military boot camp meets your inner five-year-old’s fantasy and subsequently converts boy to man and then…man to swine.

You’ll need endurance to trudge up mountains of sludge, courage to overcome uncompromising obstacles, a complete lack of shame to wallow in pits of mud and a smile to show through at the end!

So let this 10K obstacle course become your new guilty pleasure. Go solo or with 4 of your dirtiest, filthiest, & uncouth friends. On either accord…you will be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say “I am a Dirty Dasher!”… and then proceed  to clean yourself off.

$40 before the end of 8/31
$45 before the end of 9/18
$50 on the day of the race
$200 as a team

Our Piglet Plunge Kid's Course
A self contained course so you can watch your kids easily. Must be over age 2 and under age 12 to run in the kid's race area.  Registration is $5 on the day of the event at the race headquarters.  The race will be about 1 Mile and include the Slop n' Slide, Hog Wash and Pig Sty.  All children must be respectful of other children, pushing or splashing will result in being removed from the kid's race area for the day and subject to grounding at their parent’s discretion.

FYI: Even if you don't want to run, you can enjoy watching Anne Lee get extremely muddy!!! 

India Fest

Saturday, September 18
4:00 pm
Krishna Temple
8628 S. Main Spanish Fork, Ut

Indian food, dance, music, and drama. Fireworks too!

To learn more click here

Toddler Gym

10:30 - 11:30

$21 per session
$4 per class

A mom and tot class of ages 20 months to 4 years. Classes are designed around various themes. Toddlers will have fun playing and exercising through fun activities planned each class. A snack will be provided at the end of each class.

Session 2 October 20 - December 1 (no class Nov. 24)
Session 3 December 8 - January 26 (no class Dec. 22 & 29)
Session 4 February 2 - March 9
Session 5 March 16 - April 27 (no class April 13)

Sitters TLC - Training Camp

Saturday, September 18th
9:00-2:30 pm
PG Rec center
$38 resident fee
$43 non-resident fee

Learn skills to make you a better baby sittter. An all day camp to learn

  1. Ins & outs of babysitting - responsibilities of a babysitter
  2. Child care - diapering, bottles, feeding, sanitation, & clean up
  3. Safety emergencies - kid safe, phone education, bumps and scrapes
  4. Games & fun - activities to do with children
  5. Sitters kit - make a kit to take along


Anyone in need of Life, Auto, or Fire insurance?
Contact Eli Slesk - our neighborhood State Farm Agent.
Friday, September 10, 2010

Get Bewitched!

Gardner Village
Sep 17, 2010 Thru Oct 31, 2010

This is the season when the witches come out to play. Join in the fun with a hilarious display of plump, green-faced witches dressed to the nines in their most wacky and witchy attire: with mismatched colors, floppy hats and frumpy bloomers. The Village is full of 'em. Plan now to bring the camera and kids for this annual favorite.

Playtime Kids

Tuesdays or Wednesdays
10:30 am

$35 one time supply fee
$36 resident monthly tuition
$42 non-resident monthly tuition

A class for potty trained 3.5-5 year olds, which includes tot cooking, craft projects, stories, games and gym activities. Class lasts for  1 1/2  hours, no moms required.

Call (801) 785-6172
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Playtime Toddler

Monday 10 am or
Tuesday 9:30 am or
Thursday 10:30 am

$35 one time supply fee
$26 resident monthly tuition
$32 non-resident monthly tuition

A mom & tot class for 2 - 4 year olds, which includes tot cooking, snack time, craft projects, stories, gym field trips and holiday parties.

Call (801) 785-6172


10 September - 15 October 2010

The diversity of conceptual art is exemplified by the work of the four artists exhibiting in this show. Through a variety of media – paint, print, paper, plastic, found objects, fiber and bronze – these artists create unique visualizations of the answers to questions about life’s journey – spiritual, physical and mental – the sum of all parts.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Plein Air Art Festival

Tuesday, September 14 -16

The Thanksgiving Point Plein Air Fine Art Festival is a unique event highlighting Utah painters and sculptors in the breath-taking Thanksgiving Point Gardens and surrounding grounds (Farm Country, Children’s Discovery Garden, and Water Tower Plaza). The purpose of the event is to enable first-hand observation of the tradition of art created en plein air and to promote Utah art.

It's really neat to watch the artists as they work.

Friday, September 17: Quick-draw
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Water Tower Plaza

Friday, September 17-18: Plein Air Fine Art Festival Exhibition and Sale
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Water Tower Plaza

Proceeds from the event benefit Thanksgiving Point Institute’s mission of education and discovery.


September - March
Mondays or Wednesdays
Community/ Rec Center
Kim Christensen (801) 492-3961

Registration is continuous on space available basis
$25 1 hr/wk preschool (ages3-5)
$30 1 hr/wk beginning (ages 5-8)
$35 1 hr/wk beginning (ages 9-up)

Classes will teach different gymnastic apparatus such as uneven and parallel bars, balance beam, vaulting horse, and tumbling mats. Children will work at their own ability level to build coordination and confidence.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Free Movie in the park

Friday September 10 8:30 Gates open
dusk movie begins
Anderson Park - 950 E 200 S

Positively Primates

Tuesday, September 14                
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Hogle Zoo
$20.00 per child
(10% discount for members)

Go bananas over these creatures as we explore the wonderful world of primates. We will uncover what makes each primate unique, from the lemurs of Madagascar to Cotton-top tamarins of South America.

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.

Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, September 14th
6:30 p.m.
LDS church on 700 S
Sunday, September 5, 2010

Stake Conference Weekend

Saturday, September 11
7:00 p.m  Adult Session
Chapel on 56 S 1300 W

Sunday, September 12
7:00 a.m.   Priesthood Session
10:00 a.m. General Session

6:00 p.m. CES Fireside for Young Adults

The Art of Russel Case

10 September - 15 October 2010 

The landscapes of Russell Case contain all the drama, beauty and power that the American west is known for, but with an unmistakable imprint of the artist’s own mind. Sweeping images of red cliffs, canyons and other familiar scenes are idealized and personalized from Case’s own experiences. The artist captures a specific mood for each landscape allowing the viewer to feel as if they were there as well. The exhibit will feature oils and watercolors from Case's 29-year career.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Art: Sergei Bongart Retrospective

10 September - 15 October 2010
Springville Museum of Art

Born in Kiev, he immigrated to the USA in 1948. Bongart is best known as a colorist. He worked with exaggerated color approaching his work with the idea of "color first, subject last." He is admired for his richly colored and emotionally expressive work.
Friday, September 3, 2010

Heritage Festival

More quilting

Saturday, September 4
9:00 am
Gateway Village Clubhouse

Here is another opportunity to quilt with other ladies to provide quilts for those who have lost so much in disasters. Our last get-together was fun!! Please join us! The more the merrier.

School of Dance

Tuesday, September 7
3:00 Beginning 3 year olds only
4:00 Beginning 4 year olds only
5:00 intermediate 5&6 year olds

Monday, September 13
3:00 Advanced intermediate 7&8 year olds
4:00 Advanced 9-12 years old and up
5:00 advanced 9-12 years old

Tuition: $25 / month
Costume fee: $50

These classes offer a variety of dance styles, from traditional technique to modern dance styles. Classes will last 50 minutes, and be held once a week from  September to May.
Thursday, September 2, 2010


September 9, 2010
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Zoo Rendezvous is for guests 21 and older

Join us for an evening of magnificent adventure, fabulous food and drink, and great entertainment amidst the beautiful fall weather!  The 2010 Zoo Rendezvous will feature gourmet cuisine from Utah's most distinguished restaurants, live music, a fantastic silent auction, and lots of animal experiences.

Tickets are $150 per person.
Sponsorships start at just $350

Greek Festival

Begins Thursday, September 9th
5:00 p.m. Thursday
11:00 a.m. Friday-Sunday

Holy Trinity Cathedral Greek Orthodox Church
279 South 300 West 
Salt Lake City, UT  
Admission: $3

Enjoy dance & choir performances, cooking demonstrations, a children's midway and wonderful food.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

5K/10K Greek Run

Saturday, September 4, 2010
7:30 am - 5K Run (2 laps around the park)
7:45 am - 10K Run (4 laps around the park)
8:15 am - 1 Mile Health Walk/Run
Wheelchair participates welcome
Hosted at Sugar House Park

Registration is $25 until September 3rd.
$25 for Mail-In - Mail To: Holy Trinity Cathedral
279 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Race-day registration is $30.

Hand written registrations need to be received at the church office by 3:00 PM, Friday, Sept 3. Race day registration from 6:00-7:30 a.m. Pick up T-shirt and bib number before race. Goodie bag to be given after race.

All winners in 1 Mile Health Walk/Run will receive a medal.
Top three male and female 5K & 10K Run will receive an award.

Insect Study Merit Badge

Tuesday, September 7
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hogle Zoo
$15 per Scout; leaders free

You’ll fly through requirements 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11 in this eventful and "buggy" evening. By participating in this program, you will also be on your way to completing requirements 4 and 7. Come discover the exciting world of insects!

Register online now!