Wednesday, April 27, 2011

BookEnders Book Club

Wednesday, May 25
7:00 pm
PG library

Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama

It is Tokyo in 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms, two orphaned brothers dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows early signs of promise at the national obsession of sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of Noh theater masks. But as the ripples of war spread to their quiet neighborhood, the brothers must put their dreams on hold—and forge their own paths in a new Japan. Meanwhile, the two young daughters of a renowned sumo master find their lives increasingly intertwined with the fortunes of their father’s star pupil, Hiroshi.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Science of Water - Kids Class

Wednesday, June 1
11:00 AM

Central Utah Gardens
355 W. University Parkway, Orem

Observe awesome experiments showing the properties of water. Try water pH painting and other fun activities! Ages 5-12. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. (Registration opens 5/2/2011)
Sunday, April 24, 2011

PG West Stake Garden

It is garden time! The LDS church has allotted land behind the building on 700 South for garden plots. Plots are 10x15. We are currently collecting a list of who wants plots and how many. Contact Mandi Taylor

The plots are free but for those who do not have water hoses they will be $20-$27 per plot.

Email Rob Hamilton if you have any questions or would like plots.

Admin's Note - also Check out the Stake garden Blog:
To sign up for a plot, email Mandi Taylor at mandilee82 (at) mail (dot) com
List how many plots you would like.
 Assigning more than two plots will depend on the demand. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Baby Animal Birthday Party

Saturday, April 30, 2011
10 am - 4 pm
Farm Country

Spring is the perfect time to visit Farm Country and meet our newest additions. Bring the family, get up close with our little ones, enjoy some birthday cake and take in some fun activities including:

* Pig Trough
* Needle in the Haystack
* Milk Jug Knock Down
* Duckling Pond
* Ring Toss
* Baby animal naming contest
* Storytelling

Free Children 2 and under
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quiet Activity Book Project II

Tonight - Thursday, April 21
Brittany Slesk's home #75

This month: Busy Bees 

R.E.A.D. Book Review Group

Thursday, May 5
10:00 am
PG Library

The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig.
Reviewed by Joyce Fife.

This book is a loving lament to the lost way of life of the homesteading prairie farmers and their children who attended a one-room schoolhouse. It is set in rural eastern Montana in the early 1900s and it beautifully addresses that time and place. It is the story of a motherless family of three boys and their widower father. Hiring a housekeeper brings not only cleanliness and harmony to their home, but also a new school teacher - her brother - to the community. The teacher's love of learning and his theatrical style inspire the children in a way they have never known before. The endearing family and beautiful prose make this a very charming look into America's past.
Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Sunday Brunch - Gardner Village

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Eggstreme

Tickets go on sale March 6, 2011

April 23, 2011
10 am - Doors Open
Thanksgiving Point's Electric Park

Get your punch pass for Utah's largest Easter Egg hunt! Event takes place rain or shine (or snow). Festive Easter eggs are scattered throughout Electric Park, but that’s not all there is to do. The Easter bunny himself will make an appearance, as well as loads of fun activities for egg hunters of all ages.

$6/child ($8 week-of event)

**Punch passes are good for 5 activities.
Egg hunts do not require a punch.
***Thanksgiving Point Members receive an additional punch

Egg Hunt Timeline:
* 0-3 years: 11 am
* 4-6 years: 11:30 am
* 7-9 years: 12 noon
* 10-12 years: 12:30 pm
* Open Hunt: 1 pm
Bean Bag Toss
Ring Toss
Kiddy Train
Egg Hunts
Easter Crafts
Balloon Tying
Easter Relay Races
Face Painting
*Punch passes are good for 5 activities. Egg hunts do not require a punch.
Friday, April 15, 2011


Fri April 22, 2011 thru Sat May 14, 2011
7:30pm on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
SCERA Center: Showhouse II

Leapin' Lizards! One of the world's best-loved and feel-good family musicals, Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a NYC orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil schemes, befriends President Roosevelt and works her way into the heart of gruff billionaire Oliver Warbucks, along with a lovable mutt named Sandy.

You can “bet your bottom dollar” that this Tony Award-winner for Best Musical will make you believe “the sun will come out tomorrow” with its rags-to-riches story, contagious optimism and a classic musical score including It’s A Hard Knock Life, You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile and more.

$12 Adult
$10 Child (age 3-11)
$10 Senior (65+)
$10 Students (w/ID)
Saturday, April 9, 2011

Controlling Garden Pests

Saturday, April 16
11:00 AM
Central Utah Gardens
355 W. University Parkway, Orem UT

Are you having trouble with aphids, earwigs, grasshoppers, root weevils, or any other garden pest? Learn from Dr. Dian Alston (Utah State University) how to deter these pesky pests so your landscape can remain beautiful and healthy. Register here.
Friday, April 8, 2011

Tulip Festival

April 15 - 30, 2011 (closed Sundays)
10 am - 8 pm
Thanksgiving Point Gardens

Welcome spring this April and enjoy all the colors of the rainbow spread throughout nearly 100 different varieties of tulips during the annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Featuring 250,000 tulips spread throughout the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Tulip Festival is an awe-inspiring sight that is redesigned each year to create a new display.

In addition to the spectacular tulips, on Fridays and Saturdays the Tulip Festival includes music, vendors, and food. Garden tours and demonstrations run every day. And though there are hundreds of volunteers and staff working behind the scenes to create the festival, make no mistake about it: Mother Nature is in charge of the show.

$8/children (3-11)

Tulip Festival Photography Contest, Thanksgiving Point Gardens April 15-30,2011, Show off your photography skills in a gorgeous setting!
Subject Categories     Age Categories
-Tulip                     -Junior (age 11 and under)        
-All Other Plant Life     -Youth (age 12-17)
                                    -Adult Amateur
*An entry form must be completed for each photo submitted.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Great Reads for Girls : A Mother-Daughter Book Club

Wednesday, May 11
7:00 p.m.
PG library

The Jacket by Andrew Clements

When Phil looks for his younger brother to give him his lunch money, he discovers Jimmy's one-of-a-king jacket being worn by some black kid Phil has never seen before. When Phil makes an accusation and tempers flare, both boys wind up in the principal's office.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Relief Society Meeting

Tuesday, April 12
6:30 pm
700 South building

An opportunity to participate in a program aimed to increase your testimony of Jesus Christ.

6:30 Light Refreshments will be served.
6:50 The program will begin. Don't be late, once the program begins no one will be able to come in.

A nursery will be provided, but babes in arms will not be allowed into the room.
Monday, April 4, 2011


Saturday, April 09
1-5 pm
Gardner Village - Anastasia's Attic

Anastasia’s Attic is excited to host a book signing for the best-selling book, Living Proof: Celebrating the Gifts that Came Wrapped in Sandpaper, co-authored by Lisa Nichols (star of the hit movie “The Secret”) and their very own Tara Starling! Tara and Lisa, along with 38 other authors, share transformational true stories of ordinary people who made the extraordinary decision not only to survive difficult challenges, but to embrace the blessings of their experiences—the gifts that came wrapped in sandpaper. Join them for a very special evening. Tara will be on hand to sign copies and share her experiences of being a part of this amazing book that has already inspired thousands of people and touched countless hearts. Light refreshments will be served.
Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mount Mahogany - April Events

April 4 & 5  Fifth Grade Program

April 6         PTA Moms & Muffins
                    Track A 7:15-7:45 am
                    Track B 8:30-9:00 am

April 6-8      PTA Book Fair
                    7:30am-4:00pm Wed-Thurs
                    7:30am-1:00pm Fri

April 11-15 Spring Break
April 21       School Chorus Program
April 25       SOM Assembly
April 26       Maturation (5th grade girls & 6th grade boys)

Ward Choir

Gateway Village Clubhouse
Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mi vida, mi historia: Stories of Faith and Inspiration from Latin American Saints

Present to June 13, 2011. 
9am to 9 pm Weekdays
10am to 7pm Weekends
45 North West temple
Salt Lake City
Free Admission

Mi vida, mi historia  is the expression and testimony of the Latin American Latter-day Saints who are the subjects of this exhibit. Their individual stories of conviction and belief collectively stand for the epic story of the millions of Saints who have accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ in Latin America. This exhibit helps us understand how Saints from Latin America, each bringing the beauties of their national heritage and cultural identity with them, enrich the body of the Church and strengthen each of us, bringing us to a oneness of spirit and a sense of unity.

The Latin American Latter-Day Saints who are the subjects of this exhibit freely share stories of conviction and belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ and collectively stand for the epic story of the millions of Saints who have joined the Church in Latin-America. 
Friday, April 1, 2011

Dirty Dash

Saturday, June 4
9:00 A.M.
Midway, UT 84049

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 4/24/2011
$45 before the end of 5/22/2011

For more info, click here.

10K Dash 
Saturday, September 17
$40 before the end of 4/3
$45 before the end of 7/31
$50 before the end of 9/4

Saturday, September 24, 2011 
$40 before the end of 4/3
$45 before the end of 7/31
$50 before the end of 9/4

Week of the Young Child

April 10-16, 2011 
Free with Museum Admission   

For the past five years Discovery Gateway has celebrated the national event, Week of the Young Child. In partnership with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), this event recognizes and celebrates the importance of early childhood education. The Museum features a week of special programming and events for parents, children, and community leaders.