Thursday, March 31, 2011

R.E.A.D. Book Review Group

Thursday, April 7
10:00 am
PG Library

Howard's Favorites. Presented by Howard Carpenter.

Om Shanti Retreat

Courtesy of
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BookEnders Book Club

April 27, 2011
7:00 pm
PG library

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

What does war look like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? It is rare to fin a first-person account from someone who endured this hell and survived. Ishmael Beah, now 26 years old, tells a powerfully gripping story.

Quilting: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow event

Thursday, April 7
Church History Museum

The event will be held in the galleries of the Museum. Several expert quilters including Cody Mazuran, Carol Morgan, Carol Bittner, and Beth Ann Neville will set up demonstration tables and informally interact with museum guests as they share information they have gleaned from years of creating beautiful quilts. Museum guests can ask questions, learn new techniques, and receive advice from quilters who have spent much of their life practicing and studying the art of quilting.

Author Carol Nielson and quilt researcher Suzanne Hudson will also be sharing information about two important historical quilts. Carol Nielson has researched and written about the LDS 14th Ward Album Quilt created around 1857. She will share insights about how she came to know and understand her grandmother after conducting in-depth research on a quilt she made.

7:15pm  Historical presentations in the museum theater.
This event is NOT ticketed.
Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

All That Jazz!

Tuesday, April 5
7:30 p.m. 
Covey Center for the arts ~ Studio Theater

BYU's Synthesis, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Voices, and Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band will perform in our Performance Hall

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

Monday, March 28, 2011

Stake Choir

Sunday, April 3 - May8
7:00 pm
Stake Center

Come together with other members of our stake to sing for stake conference. 

Tuckett Brothers

Mon April 11, 2011
SCERA Center: Showhouse II

Roger, Paul, David and Randy are singin’ siblings from Spanish Fork! Their men's quartet has a “down-home” style and fun brotherly banter, with musical harmony that ranges from barbershop, patriotic and pop to country, folk and sacred.  These guys may be local, but their abundant talent is definitely big time.

Come find out why the stunning and seasoned four-part blend and easy family humor of The Tucketts always draws a crowd.  And don’t miss their signature comic highlight – a jumbled retelling of the story “Cinderfella and her Sisty Uglers!”  

$10 Adult
$8 Child (age 3-11)
$8 Senior (65+)
$8 Student (w/ID)
Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stake Conducting Workshop

Thursday, March 31
700 South Chapel

Learn how to conduct hymns! Beginning and advanced classes will be available.

General Conference

Saturday, April 2
10 a.m. to noon Opening session
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Afternoon session
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All-male priesthood session

Sunday, April 3
10 a.m. to noon  Opening session
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Concluding session

For broadcast information, go here.

Conference packets for children
  3. Senior Primary Packet by Jennie Phillips
Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pieces of Me Exhibit

March 11 - January 15, 2012
9am to 9 pm Weekdays
10am to 7pm Weekends
45 North West temple
Salt Lake City
Free Admission

This interactive exhibit explores fundamental human relationships through the medium of quilts and other displays. It encourages men and women of all ages and circumstances to consider the relationships that bind us together as a human family. Traditional gallery displays come together with multimedia and hands-on activities for a fun and engaging experience for the entire family.

Enjoy an interactive station where children can create their own magnetic quilt blocks or practice embroidery by stitching together the museum walls. Families can share the quilting experience by helping to create quilts for humanitarian efforts or recording their own quilt memories in a video booth.
Friday, March 25, 2011

Titanic the Musical

Fri April 1, 2011 thru Sat April 9, 2011
7:30pm Monday-Saturday
SCERA Center: Showhouse II

Iceberg…straight ahead! An epic story and Tony Award-Winner for Best Musical, Titanic is a gripping musical drama based on the true story of the great ship's 1912 maiden voyage from England to its tragic sinking in the Atlantic. The moving story follows actual passengers and crew members, from society’s privileged to the poor working class. From fear to courage to love, Titanic takes us on an emotional journey with the 2,000 souls on board, reminding us of the beauty and fragility of life – an inspirational message that has stood the test of time.

$8 Adult
$6 Child (age 3-11)
$6 Senior (65+)
$6 Student (w/ID)
Thursday, March 24, 2011


March 31 - April 3, 2011
Kingsbury Hall
1395 Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, UT

Thursday at 7pm, Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 6.30pm
Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 1pm (Matinee)

Ticket Prices: $25.00 - $57.50
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Quiet Activity Book Project

Have you ever wanted to make one of those cute little quiet books? 
Well, here is your chance. 

Brittany Slesk has organized for us the opportunity to complete a book, one page at a time. 

  • I believe this is the pattern. Check out what one lady did with it here
  • She will get all the supplies and everyone who wants to participate will split the cost.
The first page is the Eye Spy/Matching Page
  • There are 40 fabrics to choose from, but bring some scraps to use some of your own too
  • Bring your sewing machine. If not, DON'T worry there's lots to help with!!
  • Most of the fabric is cut to size, so most of the evening will be spent assembling the page
  • Hopefully, it won't take more than an hour.
  • Treats will be served
It's a lot of work, but could be a keepsake for your family, and it's so much more fun to work on a project with others. 

Thursday, March 24
8:00 pm
Carrie Baird's home

Aquafina Pitch Hit and Run Competition

Girls Softball Division: Saturday, April 23
11:00 am

Boys Baseball Division: Saturday, April 23
5:00 pm

Shannon Fields (200 S State)

Age: 7-14 year olds (age is determined as of July 17, 2011)
Cost: Free
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Ward Boundaries

  1. Portions of the Grove 1st and Grove 2nd wards were taken to create the Grove 9th ward.
  2. Portions of the Grove 3rd (our ward) and Grove 5th wards were taken to create the Grove 8th ward.

Buildings 1 - 7 of the Pleasant Springs Apartments are now part of the Grove 8th ward.

Click on the above image to see a high-resolution version.

Next Sunday, both wards will meet in the 700 South 1136 West (current) building at the following times:

Grove 3rd Ward
9:00 a.m. - Sacrament Meeting
10:20 a.m. - Sunday School / Primary
11:10 a.m.- Priesthood / Relief Society / YW / Primary

Grove 8th Ward
9:00 a.m. - Priesthood / Relief Society / YW / Primary
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School / Primary
10:50 a.m. - Sacrament Meeting

Anyone who had calling in the Grove 3rd ward but is now in the Grove 8th ward, you are automatically released.
If you hold a stake calling, you were not released.

We will miss those of you leaving us! Fortunately, we'll still see you around the neighborhood.

The Boxcar Children

7:00PM Thursday, March 24, 2011
7:00PM Friday, March 25, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
11:00AM and 3:00PM

The Nancy Peery Marriott Auditorium at Kingsbury Hall
1395 E. Presidents Circle

"The Boxcar Children," based on the children's books by Gertrude Chandler Warner, tells the story of four orphaned siblings who make their home in an abandoned railroad boxcar to keep their family together. With themes of personal integrity, maturity, and appreciating the things in life that cannot be bought, this story has captured the imagination of generations of children! Performed by U of U Youth Theatre

Purchase tickets here
$10 Adults
$5 Children 18 and under

The Marvelous Wonderettes

March 9-26, 2011

The Grand Theatre

1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

7:30pm Evening Performances
2 pm Saturday Matinees

A regional premiere of an off-Broadway musical that took New York by storm. Meet the Wonderettes, a doo-wop group with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts and voices to match, while they perform at their 1958 high school prom!

A musical trip down memory lane where we are treated to classic songs such as “Lollipop,” “Mr. Sandman,” “Leader of the Pack,” “Respect,” and many more.
Monday, March 21, 2011


Friday, Mar 25 to Sunday, Mar 27
South Towne Exposition Center/Exhibit Hall 5
9575 S. State St. Sandy, UT

Fri. 12pm-6pm
Sat. 10am-6pm
Sun. 10am-5pm

General admission
$7 weekend pass
Free Children under 12

BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble


7:30 p.m.
Covey Center
$8 Seniors, $9 Students, $10

With a beautiful array of ethnic costumes, the International Folk Dance Ensemble presents a concert program of dances from more than a dozen nations, including Ukraine, Russia, Korea, Poland, Mexico, and the United States. Since 1964 the ensemble has represented the United States and American culture at folk dance festivals throughout the world, including the festival held in conjunction with the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the festivals in Haifa, Israel; Confolens, France; and Billingham, England. In addition, the group regularly presents its international repertoire throughout the United States and Canada. Regardless of focus--international or American--the BYU Folk Dance Ensemble is acclaimed by thousands for their skillful dancing and energy.
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Holi Festival - Festival of Colors

Admission at the Temple is FREE!!!!! 
Learn more about the Holi festival here

Colors go on sale at the temple Tuesday March 1st. $2
For safety and health reasons, no one should bring colors from outside. 
Security guards will check bags & confiscate any such at the entrance.

$2 Shuttle buses for a one time fee (kids under 12 free) 
A ride from the parking lots to the festival and back afterwards. 
The last shuttles will depart for the parking lots at 6:45 pm. 

Middle Eastern Dance Recital

Wednesday, March 30
7:30 pm
Covey Center
$5 or $8

Middle Eastern Dance is an ancient and wonderful art form celebrating the movement of women and a sisterhood in dance. No matter your age, body type, or experience, this art form encourages a sense of beauty, grace, control, and strength, which are useful elements in all areas of life.

Click here to purchase tickets.
Saturday, March 19, 2011

Special Sacrament Meeting

Sunday, March 20
Stake Center
56 S 1300 W

We will meet with four wards in our stake for a special sacrament meeting regarding ward boundaries. No other meetings on the ward level are scheduled. 

Healing & Wholeness Expo

March 26, 2011
10 am - 6 pm
Thanksgiving Point Show Barn

The alternative health community inspires Self-Care, Self-Ownership & Self-Actualization. Join us in for a day of free workshops, classes, speaker presentations, and educational booths. Enjoy delicious food, win raffles and drawings, and start participating in your own healing!
* Learn how to Create a Truly Healthy Food Storage with Whole Foods
* Learn a holistic approach to Diet, Exercise & Nutrition
* Learn how to achieve and maintain Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellness from Utah's own Alternative Health Pioneers.

$7/per person
(10% discount for Thanksgivng Point property members)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Point Gardens 2011 Season

Begins Saturday, March 26

10 am - 8 pm  (closed Sunday)

Welcome to a world where spectacle is always in season. With 15 themed gardens, stately lawns, majestic waterfalls and surprises sprouting wherever you wander, the gardens represent the natural heart of Thanksgiving Point - an oasis of growth, discovery and botanical beauty. And, oh by the way, feel free to walk on the grass.

Full Garden Admission
$6/child (3-12)
$9/senior (65+)

Children's Discovery Garden Only 
$4/child (3-12)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Utah Regional Ballet: Peter Pan

7:30 p.m.
2pm Saturday matinee
Covey Center

$16, Balcony and Mezzanine
$18 main floor sides
$20 main floor center

Take a high-flying adventure to Never Never Land with the Utah Regional Ballet's production of Peter Pan, a swashbuckling coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates. A whimsical adventure told through vibrant dancing, Peter Pan is the story about growing up that never seems to grow old. Join us as we begin Utah Regional Ballet's 30th anniversary celebration!
Sunday, March 13, 2011

Recycling Dumpster

The HOA has added a recycling dumpster to the community. It's located on the left side of the dumpster compound on the corner of 630 South and 980 West, next to Building I.

Please do not dispose of regular household trash in this clearly marked dumpster. Even one bag of household trash will contaminate the entire dumpster and make it non-recyclable.

These items can be recycled:

  • newspaper & inserts
  • magazines
  • corrugated cardboard (CUT DOWN)
  • brown paper bags
  • paperboard (cereal boxes, paper towel & toilet paper rolls, and shoe boxes)
  • junk mail
  • office and notebook paper
  • plastics: #1-7 (this # will be in the recycling symbol on the container)
  • plastic grocery bags
  • aluminum cans (rinsed & crushed)
  • tin food cans (rinsed & crushed)
  • plastic-coated milk & juice cartons (rinsed & crushed)
These items DO NOT go in container
  • glass
  • yard waste: trees/limbs, grass, dirt, weeds, etc. . .
  • scrap metal or small appliances
  • clothing
  • food wrapping, toilet paper, paper towels
  • hazardous materials (including tires, oil, paint, etc. . .)
Click the image below for a full-page flyer

Children's Visions Dance Theater: Imagine

5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Covey Center
$8 adults, $6 children, Purchase tickets here

Come enjoy the creativity of students ages 3 to 18, as they dance through Lollipop Forests and explore the world of "B." The boys' piece is always a favorite; this year's piece is "Imagination Gadgets."

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wedding Expo

Friday, March 11, 2011

National Agriculture Day

Saturday, March 19, 2011
11 am - 3 pm
Thanksgiving Point's Farm Country

Join us on as we honor agriculture for providing safe, abundant and affordable products, a strong economy, a source of renewable energy, and a world of job opportunities.
Learn where flour comes from, then make a flour tortilla, spin a wool bracelet, create a living necklace, go on a scavenger hunt, sprout your own seed, and enjoy other activities at Farm Country as we celebrate National Agriculture Day.

$3.50/ Adults
*Children 3 and under are free
**No charge for Thanksgiving Point Members

Helen Leavitt Photography

February 24 through June 12, 2011
11 am – 5 pm
Utah Museum of Fine Art
 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

One of the great photographers of the twentieth century, Helen Levitt took the activity of city streets as her primary subject, paying special attention to the children for whom the street served as a playground. This presentation of photographs drawn from the UMFA's collection includes representative works from the late 1930s and early 1940s—when Levitt emerged as a key member of the New York School photographers—as well as later photographs from her long and accomplished career.
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Jazz at the Covey Center

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

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Great Reads for Girls : A Mother-Daughter Book Club

Wednesday, April 6
7:00 p.m.
PG Library

Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

David Osmond

Saturday March 19, 2011
SCERA Center: Showhouse II

When you’ve got the last name Osmond, you’ve got singing and entertaining in your blood...and David is no exception!  From taking over the lead role from his Uncle Donny in the national tour of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, to making his mark on American Idol, Oprah and in Branson, David also had the chance to perform alongside Take 6, David Archuleta, The Jonas Brothers, Michelle Branch and The Eagles, as well as write and record several songs with Brian McKnight.

He is a respected and rising star in the music industry, and just wrote and recorded his debut solo album.  The 4th son of Alan and the oldest of the performing Osmonds 2nd Generation, David’s experience battling multiple schlerosis has left him a stronger man with a chart-topping voice that’s passionate and powerful.

$10 Adult
$8 Child (age 3-11
$8 Senior (65+)
$8 Student (w/ID)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Plan

7:30 p.m.
2 p.m. matinee March 26
Covey Center Brinton Black Box Theater
$10 ~ Puchase tickets here

 Explore the LDS plan of salvation through the stories of Old Testament women and men, examining agency and adversity, choices and the consequences of choices, pain and difficulty and joy. Join Ruth and Boaz, Jacob and Leah, Adam and Eve, and let’s have a conversation together. A new play by Eric Samuelsen.

Our Sweet Season is new this year. For the first two nights of each show only, you can enjoy a decadent dessert beforehand. Most nights, the director will drop in as well, to give you extra insights into the night’s performance. Come early (7 p.m.), reserve your seat in the theater, and then relax and enjoy your delicious dessert in the Covey Center Occasional Cafe.

Purchase tickets to the show alone, or add dessert for just a little more. How sweet is that?
Enjoy a different and delicious dessert with each Black Box play.
(Sweet Season tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance. To buy Sweet Season, call our Ticket Office at 801-852-7007.)

Free Utah Portrait Session Contest

Remember the spotlight on Mandi Taylor, a fantastic photographer in our community. Well, she is having a contest!  Two lucky winners will receive a free session, a value of $150. Woo hoo!!

Check out her work at It's fun to see photos of various families in the community.
Monday, March 7, 2011

Scrapbook Overnighter

Friday, March 11, 2011, 4:00 p.m. to Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:00 p.m.
4:00 pm Friday to 8:00 pm Saturday
Pleasant Grove Community Center
547 South Locust Ave
Ages 16 and older

Come Join Us For "Slumber Party Madness" Not a scrap booker?  That's okay. Bring any project to work on, such as:  Jewelry Making, Quilting/Sewing, Journal Writing, Read a Book, Holiday Projects, 72 Hour Kits, etc etc etc.....

Other activities will include:
"Outrageous Pajama Contest" for individuals and groups. Who ever wears the most green may win!
Door prize games and drawings, Massages, Scrapbooking Vendors, Scrapbooking Classes*

$20.00 Both days, includes dinner Friday evening (pizza pockets and salad) and breakfast on Saturday Pancake Party and Omelets

$12.00 Friday only includes dinner Friday evening  4 p.m. - 2 a.m.

$12.00 Saturday only includes breakfast Saturday morning  9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Late Night Snack, nachos, cookies, and milk  $1.00

Register on-line here

Women's Spring Volleyball

Registration until March 12th or filled
PG rec center

Women's 6 on 6 volleyball league offered. Registration is limited to the first 10 teams that register. Six team minimum for league to run. League fee included 8 league games and a double elimination tournament. (2 games per night)

Season: march 22 - first part of May
League Play Tuesdays
Game Times: 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15
Fee; $225.00/team
Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mt. Mahogany March Events

March 8   - Junior High Registration
March 14 - No school: snow make up day
March 17 - report cards sent home
March 18 - Student of the Month Assembly
March 21 - Sixth Grade World Fair
March 28 - Minimal Day

Other news
1) Kindergarten Registration - If your child will be five on or before September 1st, contact the school to complete the paperwork for kindergarten registration.

2) If  you were born between January 1, 1984 & December 31, 1985, and received special education services through the Alpine School District your records will be destroyed December 30, 2011. If you would like to claim your records, contact Lacey Jackson at (801) 610-8461

Mt. Mahogany Movie Night

Thursday, March 10
after 3:00
Water Garden Theater

Come and watch a movie anytime that afternoon or evening and 100% of ticket prices will go to Mount Mahogany Music. The school is trying to raise money to buy a Karaoke Machine and xylophones for our music classes. Please make sure you sign in and tell them that you are from Mount Mahogany.

Check out what movies are playing here.
Saturday, March 5, 2011

Percussive Footwork Concert

Tuesday, March 15
7:30 p.m.
Covey Center

An evening of various percussive footwork styles: Tap, Clog, Irish Hardshoe and Flamenco.
Friday, March 4, 2011

Dance Reminder

Friday, March 4
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Stake Center
56 S 1300 W in PG

Let's dance the night away to the sounds of an old fashioned 40's and 50's dance. Come in costume and you might win the "Best Dressed" prize. 

Dance instruction, a cupcake walk, and other games & activities will be part of the fun. 

Everyone in Gateway Village and Pleasant Springs Apartments is invited! Come out and join the fun!

Provo Civic Ballet: Signature

7:30 p.m.
Covey Center
$15 - Purchase tickets here! 

Provo Civic Ballet Presents "Signatures," an ecclectic view of classical ballet.  Four new premieres include works by Garret Smith (Houston Ballet), Viktor Plotnikov (Boston), Lindsay Folkman, and Brian Reeder (American Ballet Theatre).  This performance will also present "Excerpts of Paquita," staged by Jennie Creer-King.
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chamber Music at the Covey: A Night of Elegant Song

7:30 p.m. 
$7 general admission, $5 students
Covey CenterStudio Theater
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Utah Premiere Brass: Stained Glass and Stone, Provo Tabernacle, In Memoriam

7:30 p.m.
Covey Center

$6 children ages 6-12
$8 Students and Seniors
$10 General Admission
$20 Family
$5 Student Rush tickets (limited to unsold seats; available only 10 minutes before concert time)
Click here to purchase tickets!

On Friday, March 11, the Utah Premiere Brass, conducted by Dr. Kirt Saville, will perform a concert of inspirational and majestic music entitled "Stained Glass And Stone" as a tribute to the Provo Tabernacle.

When the Utah Premiere Brass began over a decade ago, UPB had the privilege of performing several times a year in the Provo Tabernacle. UPB's famous Essentially British I through VI series were all played at the beautiful tabernacle; as well as six years of holiday concerts and other programs entitled Encore, Concerto for Trumpet, Classical Treasures and Guilty Pleasures, and much more.

The fiery destruction of the Tabernacle on December 17, 2010 was devastating to UPB, as the bulk of their musical history was born there. "Everyone in our community has felt the tremendous sense of loss represented by the tragic fire and destruction of the Provo Tabernacle," said Dr. Kirt Saville. "How many wonderful music programs and performances have poured forth upon our community through the beauty and sanctity of this wonderful edifice."

The Utah Premiere Brass dedicates this concert, "Stained Stone and Glass, Provo Tabernacle, In Memoriam" to the innumerable musical and artistic events which were enhanced and embraced by this sacred edifice. Read more here

Blood Drive

Saturday, March 12
8:30 - 1:00 pm
Stake Center on 1300 West

Please donate if you can.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Humanitarian Service Activity

Tuesday, March 8th
LDS church on 700 S

Ladies, this is an opportunity to socialize & serve as we make bees from beads.

Something like this?

Vocal Point

7:30 p.m.

$10 balcony
$12 main floor
Click here to purchase tickets!

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. They're always a great crowd pleaser—you’ll love Vocal Point!
Director: Buck Mangum

*The Saturday, March 3 matinee performance will feature Vocal Point alumni from the past 20 years as well as the current group. For tickets or more information, click here.