Monday, February 28, 2011

Utah Valley Symphony: Sorcerer's Apprentice

7:30 p.m.
Covey Center for the Arts

Spring Concert
The Utah Valley Symphony's variety of musical styles is designed to uplift, educate, and entertain audiences. All of our conductors, including current maestro Dr. Bryce Rytting, have been outstanding leaders who enjoy sharing their love of music with others, orchestra and audience members alike. This cultural legacy will continue to grow through many concert seasons to come.

$10 Student or Senior
$12 Individual
$25 Family
$5 student rush tickets (limited to unsold seats; available 10 minutes before concert time)

Click here to purchase tickets! 
Sunday, February 27, 2011

Easter Eggstreme - Tickets on Sale

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.
Saturday, February 26, 2011

Vocal Point

7:30 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m. (matinee) 
Covey Center for the Arts
$10 balcony, $12 main floor

Join Vocal Point—BYU’s world-renowned a cappella group—for their 20th anniversary celebration. Named the 2006 International Collegiate A Capella Champions, Vocal Point propels a cappella music far beyond its traditional bounds. Chosen through an extensive audition process, the nine members of Vocal Point combine rich vocal talent with clever arrangements and staging in an electrifying concert program. Always a great crowd pleaser, you’ll love Vocal Point!

Learn the Samba

March 5,12,19 - Saturdays
SCERA Center for the Arts

Anyone can learn to dance! Come and have a great evening with your dance partner of choice and learn social ballroom skills.  This is a fun, low-key environment to find your two left feet and make them move in ways you didn’t think you could!  It’s a great excuse to socialize with friends, family and neighbors and get out of the house for an hour!  Perfect for ages 19-99.  Instructor: Shawn Mortensen

$15/couple per class. No advance reservations required, just pay when you come!

Friday, February 25, 2011

RAH Family Variety Show

7:30 p.m.
Covey Center
$8, $10, $12

Program includes Brenda Burch, Madeline Walstat, the TimpView Pipe Band, Magician Marvin Hardy, and Center Stage Ballroom Dancers!

Recreation and Habilitation Services (RAH) is committed to supporting individuals with developmental and physical disabilities in their pursuit of independence and self-enhancement through training, recreation, and involvement in the community. Our organization exists to provide educational and recreational programs for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. Our main goals in providing these services are to enhance the quality of life for these individuals and their families by helping them achieve maximum independence.

Click here to purchase tickets
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Grove 3rd Ward Dance

Friday, March 4
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Stake Center

Come and have a family friendly good time as we dance the night away to the sounds of an old fashioned dance. Swing dance instruction and a floor show will be provided as well as fun activities and refreshments. Pass this along to all the ward members you know!

Downtown Gallery Stroll

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Galleries in downtown Provo are open late every first Friday night for the Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll. Held from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, this event is free to the public and often includes refreshments, guest artists and live music. Begin at the Covey Center for the Arts Gallery (425 West Center Street), and receive directions to other downtown venues.

Other downtown gallery participants include:
♦ Terra Nova Gallery (41 West 300 North
♦  Provo Community Church (175 North University)
♦  Window Box Gallery (62 West Center
♦  Utah County Gallery (151 South University)
♦  Covey Center For The Arts (425 West Center)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BookEnders Book Club

Wednesday, March 30
7:00 pm
PG library

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what's it's like to literally lose your mind.

The Princess and the Dragon Puppet Show

Saturday February 26th
11:30 am
Discovery Gateway
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Paleontology is Puzzling Exhibit

Opening March 1, 2011
Thanksgiving Point's Ancient Life Museum

Visit for fun and learning like the articulation station where you assemble bones and a representation of a dinosaur dig.

$8/Child (3-12)
$8/Senior (65+)

Discovery Gateway Coupon

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hogle Zoo Summer Hours

March 1 - October 31

Gate:9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Grounds:9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy

4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Covey Center
$5 -  Click here to purchase tickets!

Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy will present their annual fireside production "Be Thou an Example of the Believers" on February 26th, 2011. The show shares an uplifting message of faith and hope through music, dance and video presentations. One hundred and fifty dancers from the ages of 5-18 will participate. This year the show will also feature pianist Stephanie Lee, violinist Tim McClure and vocalist Layna Haymond.
Sunday, February 20, 2011

Felt Family Service Project

The Felt Family is asking family, friends, neighbors and strangers to them out help out with their Family Service Project.

We need donations. We will pick them up throughout the month, or you can bring them to us, and we will be delivering the items to the Road Home for Family Home Evening on February 28th.

The most needed items for the shelter at this time are:
Hygiene Items
Diapers (especially size 3 and up)
Baby wipes
To see a full list of items the Road Home can use, click HERE!

If you would like to donate an item, or donate money we can use to purchase items needed for the shelter, e-mail Brekke.

Eclectic Letters: Utah Calligraphic Artists

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Covey Center for the Arts

The beauty and discipline of the craft of fine writing or calligraphy stretches back to the beginning of civilization. Historically, calligraphy and human civilization rise, flourish and fall together—one showing the success or failure of the other. Read more about it here.

Theatre for Young Audiences

Mon February 28, 2011 thru Fri March 18, 2011
Mondays & Fridays @ 7:30pm
SCERA Center: Showhouse II

Sometimes the unexpected is even more fun than the best-laid plans! Eight-year-old Iris, her family, the neighbors - and their stowaway dog - take a road trip from the Bronx to the state park for a picnic. But first, the car breaks down. Then they get lost. And when they finally arrive at the park, they discover their furry passenger -- and a NO DOGS ALLOWED sign. What to do?  Iris' family's make-do attitude saves the day, as they refuse to let troubles get in the way of a having “a great day after all.”

Based on the book by Sonia Manzano, best known as Sesame Street's Maria, and chosen as one of the Best Children's Books of the Year by Child Magazine, and recipient of the Parents' Choice Award, the musical stage version of No Dogs Allowed keeps the humor, the warmth of family and adds songs that highlight the wit and the fun.

$6 Adult
$4 Child (age 3-11)
$4 Senior (age 65+)
$4 Student (w/ID)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kindergarten Registration

Wednesday, February 23
Mount Mahogany Auditorium/lunchroom

For all students who will be attending kindergarten at Mount Mahogany next fall. A child must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2011, in order to attend kindergarten. There can be no exceptions to this date.

In order to register, the following items are required:
*Birth certificate
*Record of immunization
*Proof of residence
*Guardianship information (If applicable.)

Also, would you please share this information to neighbors whose eldest child will be attending kindergarten next year.

Thank you.

Mount Mahogany
Please note--your child does not need to attend with you.

J. Kirk Richards Solo Exhibit

Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Covey Center for the Arts

The Covey Center is thrilled to present the art work of nationally acclaimed artist J. Kirk Richards. Richards' exhibition, located in the Eccles Gallery of the Covey, features 15 original oil paintings, as well as a series of plaster sculptures. Richards said the sculptures and figure paintings “are about the dichotomy that exists in all of us between our spiritual and physical nature.”

Richards' work is mostly found in private collections across the country. Select local public collections include the LDS Church's Museum of History and Art, in Salt Lake; the Springville Art Museum; and the Orem Library.

Richard's exhibit is being presented in conjunction with the Lyric Opera ensemble performance of Madame Butterfly.

Tales for Tots

11 am
Thanksgiving Point's Farm Country

Get your little ones together and visit the farm for a morning full of farm tale adventures as we tell tales of farm animals through picture books and fun activities.

$3.50/per adults
$3.50/per child
*Free for Thanksgiving Point Members

February 9: Farm Animals & The Very Best of Friends
-Dress up like a farmer and come listen to these books. We’ll be milking the cow and making butter.

February 16: Animalia
- Come listen to this cute little book and do a coloring activity while you are here.

February 23: The Mixed up Rooster
-This is a story about one mixed up rooster, come hear this story and leave time for a fun rooster craft.

March 2 The Things You Can Think, and other Dr. Seuss books - Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday as we honor him by reading his books aloud and decorating birthday cookies.

March 9 : She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain and The Toughest Cowboy or How the Wild West was Tamed.
- Gallop on down to the farm for some good ole cowpoke stories. While you are there make your own cowpoke bandana to take home. Cowpoke attire encouraged.

March 16: Red Berry Wool
- Enjoy a story about a lamb that decides to wash, dye, spin and knit his own wool. This cute little story will sure make you want to make your own lamb puppet to take home with you. Wednesday,

March 23: Snowflake
- Learn about a percheron horse named Snowflake then meet Jody, Farm Country's percheron horse, and Chief, the pony. Get up close, brush, pet or just admire our friendly horses.

March 30: Mouse's 1st Spring and Hooray for Spring
- In one of our stories help Mick, Mack and Molly find out what to feed a baby bird. Then plant a living necklace in celebration of Spring time.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Bean Benefit 5K

Saturday, February 26 · 8:00am - 11:00am
7:15am Registration begins
7:30am Check-in
8:00am Run begins

The Shops At The Riverwoods Parking Lot West of Borders
$10 per participant
Valerie Murphy's cousin, Josh Bean. 

Recently, his wife passed away due to a tragic occurrence with cancer. Josh put his education on hold to care for her and his two children. Josh needs our help because he is working hard to finish his degree, care for his two children, and pay off medical and tuition bills.

The 5K will raise money to assist the Bean Family with in paying for those, and provide an opportunity for individuals in the community to volunteer and help a peer in need while improving their own health.

Please help and donate money! ANYTHING you can give is helpful.

For more information see the

R.E.A.D. Book Review Group

Thursday, March 3
10:00 am
PG Library

Driven by Larry H. Miller and Doug Robinson.
Reviewed by Eloise Fugal.

When he was sixteen years old, Larry Miller came home one summer night to find all his possessions sitting in three bags on the porch of his darkened house. The door was locked. From those troubled and humble beginnings rose a man whose influence has touched the lives of many in Utah as well as myriads of people worldwide.

Seven months before Miller passed away, he began working with Doug Robinson on this biography. Written in first person, the book talks about the many facets of Larry's life and legacy and speaks candidly about the people and experiences that influenced him. It doesn't just tell Larry Miller's story, it shares lessons, painful as well as joyful, which he learned from his experiences.

Thanksgiving Point’s 2nd annual Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Fun Run

Thanksgiving Point’s 2nd annual Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Fun Run benefits the recently announced Museum of Natural Curiosity.  The new museum will offer spaces for families to explore the world through play in a fun and educational environment. Five exhibit areas will cover topics ranging from science and art to the environment and world cultures.

7:00 Half Marathon 
Kicks off at Water Tower Plaza and leads runners through the Thanksgiving Point Gardens at the height of the annual Tulip Festival, the Thanksgiving Point golf course, and several miles along the scenic Jordan River Parkway Trail.

7:45 5K Run

9:30 Kids Fun Run
Starts at Electric Park and trails through Thanksgiving Point’s Farm Country.

Register online

$55 until March 1
$65 until April 1
$75 Late Registration thru April 27
Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stake Women's Conference

Thursday February 27
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Program and workshops

Brad Wilcox will be speaking to us all and then we will break into different groups and get to here from different sisters in the stake.  It's going to being a great evening. If you have any questions feel free to contact any of the Relief Society Presidency.

P.S. Sorry for the typo on the date. I hope no one missed the conference tonight.

Jazz at the Covey Center

Friday, February 18, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Covey Center for the arts ~ Studio Theater

$8 general admission
$6 students
Click here to purchase tickets!

Bar J Wranglers

February 21 & 22, 2011
7 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Thanksgiving Point Show Barn

Help support the Lehi FFA and join in on an evening of fun western music and comedy, with the ever-popular Bar J Wranglers.

Scera Cinema Classics

Doors open at 9:30
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

BYU Cougarettes in Concert

February 17- 19
Evening performances 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 19 matinee 2 p.m.
$ 10 - Click here to purchase tickets!

The Cougarettes of Brigham Young University have long been associated with the pageantry and tradition of BYU intercollegiate athletics. First established in 1946, the Cougarettes boast an alumni of thousands, who have helped to make the Cougarettes what they are today. In the year 2000, they joined forces with the cheer squad, promoting spirit and dancing during home games.

The Cougarettes are categorized as a precision dance team, but in fact the scope and breadth of their focus is deeper and much more varied. The Cougarettes are fluid in jazz, funk, lyrical, character, high kick, and military. Dancers are required to have knowledge and practical abilities in ballet, modern, and jazz technique. They must also maintain their growth and progression in each of these areas while they are members of the Cougarette performing team.

Celebrate Marriage

$28/per person
$224/per table of 8

John & Abigail Adams

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Free Acupuncture Workshop

Thursday, February 24th
6:00 pm
PG library lowest level

Lotus Spring Acupuncture and Wellness Inc. will be holding a free workshop on “Natural Solutions to weight loss, stress relief, hormone imbalance, digestive issues, pain relief and much more! The speaker will discuss different health approaches of western medicine and eastern medicine and why and how acupuncture works. There will also be a needle-free demo. The purpose of this forum is to educate the community on achieving optimal health naturally without drugs and surgery."

Limited to 30 people. Free refreshments will be provided. Find out how you can help your body heal naturally. Call and reserve your space today at 801-785-3950, ask for the sign up sheet at the desk, or email your request using this form here.

Annie 2011 Auditions

Thursday, Feb. 24
Friday Feb. 25

6-8pm Girls ages 8 and older
8-10pm Adults ages 18 and older may audition from  either night.

SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem

Auditioners should be prepared to sing 16 measures of a Broadway-style song and must bring a headshot or some kind of photo. Those invited to callbacks on Saturday, Feb. 26th will take part in a dance audition.
All roles are open and include:  Leads including Annie, Daddy Warbucks, Grace, Miss Hannigan, Rooster, Lilly and FDR; an ensemble of 10 men and 10 women who will also be used for supporting roles; and 10 orphan girls.  No appointment is necessary to audition.  An accompanist, boom box or IPOD playback will be available.

“Annie” will play April 22-May 14 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30pm at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.

Rehearsals will take place during Spring Break, and attendance is mandatory.  If you are going to be out of town, we respectfully ask that you do not audition.

Music director is Kathryn Little.  Choreographers are Sunny Watts and Shawn Mortensen.  For more information, contact SCERA at (801) 225-ARTS.

Princess Party

 Saturday, February 19, 2011
10:00 AM until 03:00 PM
Thanksgiving Point Water Tower Plaza

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! We’ll use some fairytale magic and have a Royal adventure complete with crowns, jewels, brave knights and dragons. Remember, all girls are princesses.  (Grades 1st-3rd)

$35.00 Regular Student
$31.50 Member
Price includes lunch
Monday, February 14, 2011

Utah Valley Marathon

Saturday, June 11
6:00 am

Come run this June marathon in the beauty of Utah Valley. Cascading waterfalls, Provo River, and Utah Lake will offer a tranquil running adventure. The majestic mountains in all directions offer an extraordinary running experience. The course offers ease for beginners and a potential PR for experts as one of the fastest spring marathons. It starts in beautiful Wasatch County and ends near downtown Provo. Marathon runners will be in close proximity to many national parks, and the race is only 50 miles south of Salt Lake City. Marathon participants who are Boston Marathon qualifiers receive rewards.

Online Registration is OPEN (Only Available Through June 8, 2011)
Marathon - $69
Half Marathon - $49
VIP Half Marathon - $150
5K - $25
Prices for all three races go up after March 10, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love Struck Raptor

Monday, February 14
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Thanksgiving Point's Museum of Ancient Life

It’s the month of love and Cupid has never been busier shooting love arrows. When he stopped by the Museum to shoot a few Dinos he made a mistake and hit cranky Utah Raptor with one of his largest arrows. On this silly Valentines hunt see if you can find how many dinosaurs were smooched by our love struck Raptor. Make a chocolate kiss Valentine for your Valentine and have a Happy Valentines Day! 

$8/children (3-12)
$8/senior (65+)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Great Reads for Girls : A Mother-Daughter Book Club

Wednesday, March 9
7:00 p.m.
PG Library

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.