Thursday, December 30, 2010

R.E.A.D. Book Review Group

Thursday, January 6
10:00 am
PG library

Selections from Mark Twain. Presented by Etta McQuade.

Mark Twain was a highly intelligent and incredibly witty man. His keen observations of the world and the often satirical commentaries he made about our existence are humorous and delightful. Etta will share thoughts about his life and excerpts from his more than 30 published books.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

BookEnders Book Club

Wednesday, January 26
7:00 pm
PG Library

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

The best-selling author of Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame.

Great Reads for Girls : A Mother-Daughter Book Club

Wednesday, January 12
7:00 p.m.
PG library

Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

Eleven-year-old Primrose, living in a small fishing village in British Columbia, recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unprecitability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.

Friday, December 17, 2010


I'm taking a break for the next few weeks, There are a few posts scheduled so check back once a week.
I hope to return to full swing by the new year. Happy Holidays!!
Thursday, December 16, 2010


Until December 31st
(Closed Christmas Day)

Sunday - Thursday... 5 to 8 pm (grounds close at 9)
Friday - Saturday....... 5 to 9 pm (grounds close at 10)

Where wildlife meets wild lights!  ZooLights! returns to Hogle Zoo this holiday season with more sparkling lights, over 250 animated light displays and more nightly fun than ever before! View glittering animated animals made out of lights, warm up under heaters and enjoy a hot chocolate and deep fried s'more along the way.  Take a ride on the Conservation Carousel (weather permitting) and then stop in to see Santa in EdZoocation Station!  Stop into the Wild Zootique to finish your holiday shopping and pick up some hologram glasses to see the lights as never before.

$6 Adults
$4 Children (3-12), Seniors
$0 2 & under
Members get a dollar off admission

Click here to get your tickets online.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Community Book Club - January

Wednesday, January 26th
7:30 p.m.
Host: Brigitte Thorne
Book: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

If you’re interested in attending these “BOM”meetings, contact Raven Haymond at
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Grove 3rd Ward Christmas Dinner

Saturday, December 18
5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 13, 2010

Relief Society Christmas Dinner

Tuesday December, 14
6:00 p.m.
Cultural Hall

Get together with the ladies to enjoy some beautiful Christmas Music and a delicious dinner.
A nursery will be provided.
Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holdman Christmas Display

13th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, & 26th.
6:30pm to 9:30 pm
3183 Millcreek Road in Pleasant Grove, Utah

Richard Holdman has decorated his home with a Christmas light display set to music. Enjoy the show from the comfort of your car listening to the music on 99.9 FM. For a preview of what you'll experience, click here.
Friday, December 10, 2010

Stringtown - Polar Express

Christmas season
455 East 200 North
Lindon, UT 84042
Free, need a reservation

The Polar Express is a train ride for the whole family that leaves the Stringtown Station and travels to the North Pole where Santa Claus lives. Each guest on the Polar Express will get to visit Santa Claus, tell him what they want for Christmas, and get their picture taken. Santa also sings Christmas songs with the kids, tells a Christmas story, and teaches about the true meaning of Christmas.

Most importantly, during the journey on the Polar Express, guests will hear music see pictures about Christ's birth, His life, and the true meaning of Christmas.

The Polar Express can carry passangers of any age and size. That means kids, parents, grandparents, etc will all ride the Polar Express together to the North Pole.

Reservations will be given to the public in a random lottery fashion. Because there will be many more requests than we can accommodate, we feel this is the fairest way to allocate what reservations we have available. If you would like a reservation, please complete the form below. You will receive a notification during the first week of December regarding your request.

UPDATE: Polar Express 2010 is mostly full. We only have space for small groups of 2 and 3 riders (not including lap riders).

Thanks Liza for letting me know about this!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Voice Male In Concert

December 14 & 15, 2010
7:30 pm (Doors open at 7 pm)
Thanksgiving Point Show Barn

Voice Male is made up of six very different individuals who came together and have been performing a cappella for over 15 years. They have released 10 cd’s, including the ever popular Jingles and Jingles 2 and their brand new release, Christmas Live. This year’s tour is sure to please with many of the old familiar Christmas tunes you grew up with, as well as a few extra treats!

$12/groups of 6 or larger (please call 801.768.4900 to purchase)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Keeper Camp

Tuesday, December 28
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Hogle Zoo
$100 per child (10 % discount for members)

Do you dream about animals? Do you think measuring, scrubbing, sweeping and interacting with wild animals are good ways to spend your day? Have you always wanted to be a zookeeper? Well, here is your chance to see if you have what it takes. Come to the Zoo for a hands-on, behind the scenes, fun-filled day. Participants will spend their day with a staff member preparing animal diets, cleaning exhibits and creating enrichment for some of our animals. We will provide lunch, a T-shirt and a Keeper-tastic time!


  • Participants must submit a current(within three months of camp date) and certified negative TB test two weeks prior to camp. Please download and complete this form.

  • Participants must wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes that can get dirty and wet. Shoes must have closed toes and heels must be covered.

  • Due to the nature of the program each camp is limited to 4 participants (Min 2 people). 
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    Odyssey Charter School Open Enrollment

    Dec 1, 2010 - September 29, 2011
    Odyssey Charter School
    738 East Quality Drive (700 South)
    American Fork, Utah 84003

    Open Enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year begins TODAY

    To apply for enrollment, prospective families must read and complete an Intent to Register (ITR) form. The ITR contains an overview of Odyssey Charter School, some general policies, and a registration form.

    A lottery will be held to fill Kindergarten and any other openings. 

    School tours of Odyssey, an official Core Knowledge Visitation School, are available every Tuesday and Thursday, from 12-2 pm.  (No appointment necessary.)  If you need a different time, please contact the office at (801) 492-8105. 

    Charter Schools

    If you are interested in a different public school experience, check out these charter schools in the area

    Odyssey Charter School (K-6): 738 East Quality Drive (700 South)American Fork
    John Hancock (K-8): 125 N. 100 E., Pleasant Grove
    Lincoln Academy (K-8): 1582 West 3300 North Pleasant Grove
    Timpanogos Academy (K-8): 70 South 100 East, Lindon
    Quail Run Primary School (K-8): 588 W 3300 North Pleasant Grove (interesting sidenote here)
    Karl G Maeser Preparatory Academy (7-12): 25 N. Main Street Lindon

    Open enrollment for most of these school begins today with varying end dates.

    Variety Show Fundraiser

    Thursday, December 2
    7-8:30 p.m.
    Varsity Theater- Wilkinson Center, BYU
    $2.00  at the door

    The first annual Variety Show fundraiser for the Safety Net Mentor Program, which recruits and trains adult mentors to be matched with at-risk youths in the Utah valley.

    At the Safety Net Mentor Program -
    We Believe: Each child in this community deserves a responsible and concerned adult who will provide guidance and support, help set and accomplish goals, and act as a positive role model.

    Our Mission: To recruit and train stable, adult mentors to be matched with at-risk youths in helping and supportive relationships.

    Our Vision: Through positive relationships, these youths will overcome the difficulties they face to become successful and productive adults.