Thursday, June 30, 2011

Disney's Camp Rock - The Musical

Fri July 8, 2011 thru Sat July 23, 2011
8:00pm - Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre
699 South State Street, Orem

It’s a family rock concert…with a plot!  This new musical based on the hit Disney Channel original movies is a high-energy jam that will fire up kids and adults of all ages.  The teenagers at Camp Rock are looking forward to a summer of music and having the time of their lives.  But the flashy new Camp Star across the lake threatens Camp Rock’s very existence.  To keep the doors open, fellow Camp Rockers rally and get ready for the ultimate musical showdown!  With catchy songs and exciting choreography, the entire family is guaranteed to leave this show feelin’ happy and ready to rock.  Directed and choreographed by Shawn M. Mortensen.  Music direction by Trish Garrett.  Presented by KOSY 106.5 and Radio Disney AM 910.

Purchase tickets here.
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 Adult, $8 Child/Senior/Student
RESERVED SECTION B: $12 Adult, $10 Child/Senior/Student

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lehi City Fireworks

Monday, July 4, 2011
5:30pm Gates open
10:00pm  fireworks begin
Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point

Lehi City and Thanksgiving Point invite you to celebrate American independence with a dazzling fireworks show. Gates, concessions and vendors at Electric Park will open by 5:30 pm. Fireworks will be set off from the north side of the property.

Cow train and/or wagon rides will be offered for a nominal fee. Bring a blanket and enjoy a fun evening outdoors with food and fun!
Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Valley Farmers Market

Saturdays from July 2nd-October 15th 2011
The Shops at the Riverwoods in Provo

The Happy Valley Farmers Market wants to bring the COMMUNITY together in a Market Place of Arts, Crafts, Entertainment, but most of all wholesome LOCALLY grown produce!

Plan a bike ride or walk down Provo Canyon and end at our Market at The shops of the Riverwoods. It would make a great date or some quality time with the family while shopping for fresh and highly nutritious produce and more.
Friday, June 24, 2011

Africa: Arts of a Continent

On view through September 4, 2011

10am - 5pm ~ Tues, Thurs, Friday
10am - 8pm ~ Wed.
11am - 5pm ~ Sat. & Sun

Closed Mondays and Holidays

Utah Museum of Fine Arts (directions)

This ambitious exhibition of African art objects drawn from the UMFA’s permanent collection centers on themes of the spirit world and afterlife. Africa: Arts of a Continent explores the spiritual and political power of Central African masks, the magic and mystery of ancestral African sculptures, and the enduring beauty of African objects used in everyday life. The installation debuts of one of the UMFA’s newest acquisitions: a late XXVIth Dynasty Egyptian sarcophagus.

$7 adults
$5 seniors/youth
 $0 children under 6

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Self-guided tours of Historic Provo

June 16 – July 4, 2011
Downtown Provo

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.

Pick up a complimentary “Historic Provo” guidebook at any of the following locations

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.
Monday, June 20, 2011

Ride for the Arts

Join us for the 1st annual RIDE FOR THE ARTS, a charity motorcycle ride benefiting SCERA's Endowment for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization.  A beautiful summer day. A group of friends on motorcycles. The open road.  A delicious catered dinner and VIP reception.  A meet and greet and professional photo with country music superstars Mark Wills and Mark Chesnutt before their double-header concert under the stars at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre. All for a great cause!  If this sounds like the perfect way to spend a warm summer day and support a worthy local charity, you're in the right place!  We're excited to introduce this new tradition at SCERA and look forward to having you and all the riders you know be part of it.

Register here

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Patriotic Service

Sunday, June 26
7:00 pm
BYU Marriott Center

The Patriotic Service, one of the Freedom Festival’s most celebrated traditions, has undergone quite a makeover in the last couple of years. Today, not even Broadway can compete with the combination of inspirational music, theater and patriotism found at this memorable (and free) event—acclaimed last year as one of the most stirring celebrations of America in the nation. For more details, go here
Friday, June 17, 2011

Pirate Party at Dippidee

Thursday, June 23 & Friday, June 24
11 AM - 3 PM

476 North 900 West, Ste D
American Fork, UT

Join Dippidee for their pirate party. Your boys will love all our fun actives and games. Girls are welcomed too. Best part is that it is FREE, FREE, FREE!!
Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Park it" Youth Park Program

REGISTRATION: April 1-July 25
PROGRAM DATES:  June 6-August 4
Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Session 1:  June 6-16
Session 2:  June 20-30
Session 3:  July 11-July 21
Session 4:  July 25-August 4

This youth park program consists of themed play, art projects, movies, swimming, and games.  Activities will be held at the Downtown, Discovery, Battlecreek Parks, as well as the Veteran's Memorial Pool and the Community Center.


  • 1 Week - $45   
  • 2 Weeks - $80.00


  • 1 Week - $55   
  • 2 Weeks - $90

2 DAY option
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

RESIDENT FEE:  $25.00        
A late fee of $10.00 will be added to the cost if not registered one (1) week prior to class start date.

Register online here
For more information please contact Vanessa at 801-785-6172 or

Carillon Concert

Thursday, June 16th
7 p.m.
BYU Cententennial Carillon

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.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Hit

June 23 - July 30
7:30 Monday - Saturdays
3:00 Saturdays
Hale Center Theatre
225 West 400 North, Orem

Susan is dying.  But when she hires an inept hit man to speed thing up, things get topsy-turvy funny in a hurry. A zany and heartwarming play about dying and learning to live.

Weeknights - $17.50 "A seats"     $15.50 "B seats"
Weekends - $19.50 "A seats"      $17.50 "B seats"
Children are $2 less

Purchase tickets here.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Interior Tours of Historic Provo

Maeser tours ~ 770 E. Center Street
Thursday, June 16 
5:30 pm -7:00 pm

Joaquin tours  ~  261 E. 100 N. 
Friday, June 17
5:30 pm -7:00 pm

Friday, June 17th
7:30 pm 
Provo City Library at Academy Square (550 N. University Avenue).  

At the reception a presentation will be made from noted speaker and historian, Emily Utt of the LDS Church History Department. Her presentation will focus on Provo’s Historic Tabernacle and will be followed by light refreshments.
Chairperson(s): Randy Christiansen -

Summer Festival

Saturday, June 18
8 am to 4 pm

Central Utah Gardens
355 W. University Parkway, Orem

Come join the summer fun.  The KSL Greenhouse Show with Larry Sagers will broadcast live from the gardens. Local nurseries will be selling waterwise plants. We will have kids activities including a coloring contest. There will be classes, a workshop, live music, hotdogs, and lots of plant information! Don't miss it!


Monday, June 27
SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre
699 South State Street, Orem

Go country crazy with a down home hit parade of music featuring two of country music’s most popular live entertainers.  Together, Wills & Chesnutt have fifteen #1 hits It’s just two soulful country boys havin’ fun on stage, and it’ll be contagious ya’ll.  From hillbilly honky tonk to contemporary hitsville, Wills & Chestnutt are true blue country crowd pleasers!  Presented by 101.5 The Eagle and Texas Roadhouse.

Purchase tickets here.
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 Adult, $12 Child/Senior/Student
RESERVED SECTION B: $20 Adult, $15 Child/Senior/Student
RESERVED SECTION A: $25 Adult, $20 Child/Senior/Student 
RESERVED FLOOR: $30 Adult, $25 Child/Senior/Student 
CHILD: Age 3-11 SENIOR: Age 65+ STUDENT: Must show ID to purchase tickets or pick up tickets in will call

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dairy Days

Friday, June 17 & Saturday, June 18
11 am - 3 pm
Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point

Help us celebrate all things dairy with the help of Meadow Gold. Experience dairy discovery and learn how to make homemade butter, ice cream in a bag, and participate in a variety of milky, buttery, and creamy activities 
  • Coloring contest
  • Butter making
  • Ice Cream Making
  • Cow pie bingo
  • Milk jug knock down 
  • Ring toss.

$5/ per adult
$5/per child
*No charge for THANKSGIVING POINT MEMBERS and children two and under

Water & Animals - Kids Class

Wednesday, July 20
11:00 AM

355 W. University Parkway, Orem

Wild Things Live Animal Demonstration. What would animals do without water? Learn how animals use water to survive and meet some cute and crazy friends! Ages 5-12. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. (Registration opens 6/20/2011)

Huck Finn Day & Pet Contest

Friday, June 17th
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Park

Fishing, games, pony rides and much more!
Must have your own fishing pole and bait.

Pet Contest ~10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

National Youth Theatre Festival

Click here to view/download this flyer.

AGES: 12-19
TUITION: $150  
includes a T-shirt, all workshops, activities, snacks, dinner on Wednesday, lunch on Thursday & Friday and breakfast on Saturday. Students with food allergies will need to provide their own meals.   

Wednesday, June 22   |  4:00pm-11:00pm  
The fun gets started with check-in, welcome, introductions, games and a BBQ.  Then we’ll start right in with choreography and music workshops from festival director Shawn Mortensen and begin learning an ensemble music revue.  The day will end with everyone heading to the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre to relax and enjoy a local vocal competition and a big-screen outdoor movie showing of “The Goonies.” 

Thursday, June 23  |  9:00am-10:00pm  
Enjoy a workshop on better auditions by Rodger Sorensen;  and more choreography, music and performance rehearsals.  That evening, we’ll return to the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre to watch SCERA’s production of the musical classic Singin’ in the Rain. 

Friday, June 24  |  9:30am-10:00pm  
The morning starts off with more choreography and music and putting the finish touches on our ensemble performance,  And then comes the highlight of the festival: a one-of-a-kind workshop with LA-based choreographer Linda Love-Simmons.  That evening, all participants will perform their music revue as a pre-show to a large audience at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre.  Then it’s off to a parking lot dance and pizza party to celebrate!  

Saturday, June 25  |  10am-12Noon  
The festival concludes with breakfast and an awards ceremony!

  1. Register by phone at (801) 225-ARTS
  2. Pick up a registration form at the main office of SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 South State, Orem, open 10am-6pm weekdays 
  3. Download and print summer 2011 registration form. Bring the completed form and full payment to our main office.  There is a $15 cancellation fee.

Free Family Swim

Monday, June 13
1:00 pm
Veteran's Memorial Pool
582 East 300 South, PG

Road Sealing

Don't forget the roads will be sealed this week.

East Side ~ along 910 W & 580, east half of 670 S & 630 S
Buildings : A, C, E, H, J, L, M, N, O and the east half of G
8:00am Monday, June 13 to 10:00 am on June 14

West Side ~ along 980 W and the west half of 670 S & 630 S
Buildings : B, D, F, I, K, P, Q and the west side of G
8:00 am Wednesday, June 15 to 10:00am on June 16

Saturday, June 11, 2011

PG library teen program fundraiser

Get a copy of the flyer here.

First Annual Firehouse Charity Chili Challenge

Saturday, June 18th
12:00 Noon
Pleasant Grove’s Fire Station

Come Vote for your favorite Chili. Pleasant Grove, American fork, Lehi, Saratoga Springs and Lone Peak Fire Departments Will compete to see who has the best.

All Proceeds will help us Stop Domestic Violence, in conjunction with The Center for Women and Children in Crisis, Inc.

Freedom Festival Baby Contest

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

For more details, go here
Friday, June 10, 2011

Flag Day Celebration Breakfast

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Honor Flag Day by participating in the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony.  

Tuesday, June 14th
7:00 pm
Macey's ~ 1230 N 500 W, Provo

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).
The ceremony begins promptly at 7:30 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.
Boy Scout Troop 999 will serve as hosts, welcoming 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). 
Provo City will bring in several bleachers and those attending are also welcome to bring their own chairs. This is a great family event that teaches patriotism and love for the flag.
Retired flags can be brought to the event or drop them off at Macey’s Food & Drug, prior to the ceremony.

Strawberry Days

For more details, go here
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Strawberry Days Rodeo Entertainment

Wed., June 15th - Sat, June 18th
7:30 p.m. Pre-Rodeo Entertainment Mutton Bustin’ (Rodeo Grounds)
8:00 p.m. PRCA Rodeo (Rodeo Grounds)

TICKETS available at:
Smith Drug (in PG), PG Macey’s, Gunnies (Orem), and Reams (Lehi)
Wednesday: $10 adults, $5 for children
Thursday: $12 for adults, children 10 and under free with adult
Friday& Saturday: All seats $12

Strawberry Day’s Princess Party

Thursday June 16th.

9:30-11:30 or 12:00-2:00.

The Miss Pleasant Grove Royalty invites all young ladies  ages 3-12 to a Strawberry Day’s Princess Party”.

Come enjoy lunch and lots of activities, entertainment and fun!
All Princesses will receive a beautiful rhinestone tiara and lots of surprises!
Register at Pleasant Grove Recreation Center.
$20.00 for each princess.

Game Night

Dog Days

Friday, June 17: 4-8 pm
Saturday, June 18: 10 am - 6 pm
Electric Park

Come to this event and celebrate all things that say WOOF! Watch dogs fly through the air in the exciting and all-age-friendly dock-jumping competitions on Friday and Saturday, sponsored by the American Diving Dogs Association. Have your canine friend try their paws at Course A'lure, a heart-pumping obstacle course where dogs chase a mechanically operated lure, or experience Flyball with the Thunder Paws! Participate in games and contests on stage, or chat up our experienced vendors to learn how to make your pet a happy and healthy companion. Adoptions and rescues will be on site if you are looking to give man's best friend a good home."

$5/per adult
$1/per child
$1/per dog

* 5:00pm Kids with Tricks- Have your kids show off their dog’s cool tricks
* 6:00pm Look a-like contest- Have you ever been told you resemble your pet?
* 7:00pm Doggie Fashion Show- Dress Yourself and your pup in your most fashionable outfit! Theme: “A walk in the park”

* 11:00amDog Tricks– What unique tricks does your dog have in their repertoire? Show us!
* 12pm Howling/Singing Contest- Demonstrate your pooch’s pipes!
* 1:00pm Dazzle Dogs
* 1:30 pm - Big Dog/Little Dog contest
* 2:00pm Doggie Fashion Show- Dress Yourself and your pup in your most fashionable outfit! Theme: “Out and about… On the town”
* 3:00pm Look a-like contest – Do you and your pet have an uncanny resemblance?

Complete the entry form for Saturday events.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Movies at Dusk

June 15, 22
July 13, 20
Aug. 10, 17
Sept. 9
@ Dusk

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!

Seating is general admission on the grassy slope, so bring a blanket or rent a chair for $1.00.

Whole series
$16 adult
$8 child/senior/student

Individual Movies
$4 adult
$3 child/senior/student
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Celebrity and Outdoor Movies

June 15, 22, July 13, 20 and August 10, 17
8:00 pm

Join us for the 6th Annual Celebrity at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, a talent search any serious vocalist age 13 and older won’t want to miss!  With live vocal and instrumental backup from our awesome band, Mitch Lee & The Galaxy Band, singers choose from songs in the band’s repertoire and can also make their own song request.  Vocalists will compete before judges looking for Utah’s hottest talent, and the winner will have multiple opportunities to perform throughout the year, including a TV appearance on ABC Channel 4’s Good Things Utah.  

The Top Six will open for pop and R&B superstar BRIAN McKNIGHTat the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre on Aug. 27.

For more information, go here.

After Celebrity stay and the free Outdoor Movie @ Dusk.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lindon Storehouse Renovations

June 10-18

The Bishop's Storehouse in Lindon will be closed for renovations.

Spanish Story Time

10:30 am.

Stories, fingerplays and songs are presented in Spanish and in English. This is a FREE program; no registration is required. All ages are welcome.

Aida Auditions

Thursday,  June 16 - Friday, June 17
Room B1 of the SCERA Center for the Arts
745 South State, Orem

Auditioners age 17 and older should come prepared to sing 16 bars of a Broadway showtune (preferably belt or mix). Dance auditions will be held for those invited to callbacks. All roles are available and there are a wide variety of ages and diversity in the cast.  We are looking for strong ethnic as well as caucasian actors/singers/dancers.  No appointment is necessary to audition.  SCERA will provide CD or IPOD playback or a piano is available if you bring your own accompanist. For more information, contact SCERA at (801) 225-ARTS.
Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bingham Canyon Mine Visitor's Center

Standing at the overlook within the Bingham Canyon Mine, you can see, hear, and feel the breathtaking and awesome magnitude of the of more than 100 years of work.

From the overlook, you can watch 240 and 320 ton capacity haulage trucks deliver copper ore to the in-pit crusher, where the material is reduced to the size of soccer balls before being loaded onto a five-mile conveyor that carries the ore to the Copperton Concentrator. 

Inside the Visitors Center, you and your family will take part in interactive displays and exhibits – including 3-D microscopes to examine rock and mineral samples, and displays showing how copper is used in your everyday life. You will also see exhibits ranging from old mining artifacts and model trucks to modern-day operations and environmental engineering as well as three-dimensional models that provide an educational and entertaining experience for people of all ages. 

Finish your tour with a dramatic 16-minute video tour — in our 90-seat theater — of our history, present day operations, and future.  

No reservations are necessary
Please arrive by 7 p.m. to complete your tour. Cars will not be admitted later than 7:00 p.m.

To Get To The Mine: 

Map to Bingham Canyon Mine and Visitors Center

Educator Resources:Teacher Guide

Operation Fact Sheets:Mining

Suessical the Musical

 April 28 - June 11
7:30pm Monday-Saturday
3:00 pm Saturday
Hale Center Theatre
225 West 400 North, Orem

Don't miss this enchanting musical romp through Seuss's beloved, whimsical stories and inspiring imagination told through the eyes of his unforgettable, quirky, and, ultimately, loveable characters.

Weeknights - $17.50 "A seats"     $15.50 "B seats"
Weekends - $19.50 "A seats"      $17.50 "B seats"
Children are $2 less

Purchase tickets here.
Saturday, June 4, 2011

36th Annual Utah South Area Single Adult Conference

June 18 – 26, 2011
various locations and time, see schedule here
"Be Still and Know that I Am God"

Events include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Susan Easton Black
  • Concert by Nashville Tribute
  • Banquet with Paul Cardall
  • Picnic in the parkTemple Sessions/DevotionalWorkshops Hike Dances Mingles Blood drive Service projectsVolleyball Church Services and Fireside (June 26th)

$15 Basic registration fee ~ workshops, mingles and activities
Additional fees for meals (available with early registration), concerts and dances.
Registration form lists prices, and must be postmarked by June 10th, click here.

LDS standards of dress & behavior apply to all events (all clothing must be knee-length or longer). 
Single adults 31+ only. Divorces must be final.

Possession Book Signing

Saturday, June 11
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
330 E. 1300 S, Orem

If you can't make it to the Utah Festival of Books or the Launch Party, here's another opportunity to buy a copy of Possession, and have Elana sign it.

34th Utah Asian Festival

Saturday, June 11, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

South Towne Expo Center

Utah Asian Festival is introducing many major programs for you to Experience Asia. Learn more of the festival here,

Friday, June 3, 2011

The King’s Daddy-Daughter Grand Ball

Thursday, June 23 &  Friday, June 24
7:00 - 9:00 or 10:00 pm
Noah's (Lindon, Utah)

At the King's Grand Ball, little girls and their dates will have an evening of entertainment, scrumptious treats, and the opportunity to learn and practice a special dance with their dates.  It's everything a little girl dreams of!

The Noah's location includes a private garden, plus the indoor ballroom at a building that looks very much like an old castle.  This event promises to set the standard for your little Princess as to what Prom feels like ... but you get to be her date!

$65 for one couple, $35 per additional girl (limit: total of 4 girls)
With only 150 tickets,  this event sells out every year. Register here

Central Utah Garden Concerts

Free Concerts

Jun 10 7:30 PM Ryan Innes Pop/Soul
Jun 24 7:30 PM An Rogaire Dubh Celtic
Jul 08 7:30 PM         April Meservy Contemporary
Jul 22 7:30 PM         Melody & Tyler Acoustic
Aug 05 7:30 PM Rob Bennion Jazz
Aug 19 7:30 PM Nik Day Pop/Jazz/Ragtime
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Utah Festival of Books

Saturday, June 4th, 2011
10 am to 6 pm
Brigham Square adjacent to the Wilkinson Center at BYU
Fans of literature from throughout the state will be celebrating the beauty and power of the written word while enjoying a venue of wholesome entertainment for the entire family.  The fun includes author signings, performances, booths, literacy activities, guest speakers, food and more!  
The number one reason to go to is this lady here
Elana Johnson
We have a published author in our midsts! Our neighborhood is super talented.
For anyone unable to attend the launch party, she will be speaking at 4:15 in the Terrace. Copies of her book, Possesion,  will be available, if you want one signed. This means you can purchase a copy before the official release. It's a great event with a ton of fantastic authors representing all ages and genres. 
The Utah Festival of Books is proud to support the Read Today literacy program. We invite you to help children’s literacy by attending the Festival and by encouraging children to read today!
View the full schedule to see which other authors will be making an appearance: Brandon Mull, Obert Skye, and David Archuleta.

Possession Launch Party

Wednesday, June 8
7:00pm - 10:00pm
The King's English
1511 S. 1500 E. Salt Lake

A party for the official release of Elana Johnson's book, Possession:
Here's what Elana has to say about the King's English:
Isn't that the cutest little house you've ever seen? Well, it is. And inside the house are all these books in all these different little rooms. My favorite is the children's room, of course. 
I love the people at The King's English because when I ask them for a book recommendation, they know what to get me. And they know where it is in their store. They know everything. 

I love The King's English.

It's so exciting!!

SCERA Summer Arts Education Programs

The reviews are in and our popular art education programs at SCERA are this summer's big winners!  Check out the many fun and creative ways below you can develop and share a new talent during Summer 2011.  Click on any program link for detailed information on class descriptions, dates, times and tuition.  

Registration is now open.  (There is a $15 cancellation fee per class.)
  1. Pick up a registration form at the SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 South State, Orem, open 10am-6pm weekdays
  2. Call (801) 225-ARTS to register by phone
  3. Download and print Summer 2011 registration form.  Bring the completed form and full payment to the main office of the SCERA Center for the Arts.  


Musical Theatre, Shakespeare & Classical Theatre and Triple Threat Workshop (Ages 8-18)

Create your own play (Ages 14-19)

Workshops from lcoal, regional and national industry professionals (Ages 12-19)


3-day theme camps (Grades K-4th)
Drawing/Painting (Grades 5-8th)
Adult Pottery (age 18+)

Make Spoon Puppets or Bottle Bug Puppets  (Ages 6+)


(Ages 8-13)
Violin, viola or cello   |   Classical or acoustic guitar

SCERA Sprouts (Ages 5-7)   |  SCERA Singers (Ages 8-12)

Learn and perform with Utah's most celebrated brass ensemble (Grades 7-12)

Intermediate Ballroom (Age 14-18)
Adult Social Dance (Age 18+)


Create and star in your own DVD movie (Ages 6-15)

Media and video production (Ages 12-18)

Princess Festival

June 15-18, 22-25
10 am - 4 pm
Children's Discovery Garden at Thanksgiving Point

The Children’s Discovery Gardens are transformed into a princess playland where pre-registered girls may visit princess stations throughout the Garden for photo ops, mini-performances, glass slipper fittings and more!

Your little Princess will have the opportunity to join in six different short adventures at your own pace and choosing, each 15 minutes long for a total of 1.5 hours

We are still finalizing the details of the adventures, but this year we are planning to bring you:
The story of the Magic Flute
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Everley's Princess Ilissa's adventure
Everley's Princess Kadesia's adventure
...and more!

$30/per child
For more information and to register, please visit
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Smithson Effect Film: "Spiral Jetty"

Wed, June 8
7pm – 8pm
Utah Museum of Fine Arts (directions)

It’s movie night at the UMFA! Enjoy a screening of Robert Smithson’s "Spiral Jetty" (1970) in the UMFA Auditorium.

$7 adults
$5 seniors/youth
 $0 children under 6

Singin' in the Rain

Fri June 10, 2011 thru Sat June 25, 2011
8:00pm - Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre
699 South State Street, Orem, UT 84058

Based on the 1952 MGM film, this romantic musical comedy is set in 1920’s Hollywood, when movie studios were struggling with the transition from silent pictures to “talkies.” A silent–era matinee idol, Don Lockwood, meets a struggling young movie extra, Kathy Selden - and a romance develops, irritating Don’s screechy voiced co–star, Lina Lamont.  This lighthearted classic is filled with zany fun, incredible dance numbers and songs including Good Mornin’, All I Do Is Dream of You, Make ‘Em Laugh and more.  Directed by Jerry Elison.  Music Direction by Martha Glissmeyer.  Choreography by Sunny Watts. Presented by KOSY 106.5.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 Adult, $8 Child/Senior/Student
RESERVED SECTION B: $12 Adult, $10 Child/Senior/Student
RESERVED SECTION A: $14 Adult, $12 Child/Senior/Student

Buy tickets here

A Book of Mormon Fiesta: A Latin–American Celebration

until January 6, 2013
9am to 9 pm Weekdays
10am to 7pm Weekends

Church History Museum
45 North West Temple, SLC

Free Admission

The exhibit will celebrate the rich Latin heritage within the Church by focusing on gospel truths, while highlighting both ancient and modern-day stories of faithful Latin American Saints. It is divided into three interactive sections: "Learn Truths," "Share Truths," and "Live Truths," in which children and adults alike can learn and apply the inspiring stories of Latin American Saints. Hands-on activities for children, dressing-up in authentic Latin American clothing, and dancing is also included in the exhibit. The exhibit begins by going through the Book of Mormon story, and then making it come to life with modern-day stories and activities.
The exhibit will be on display in the Church History Museum from