Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tubing on Provo River

Open May 1 through September 30.
Float down the Provo River on our heavy-duty tubes, covered with a protective nylon and handles. The tubing adventure on the Provo includes a shuttle up from our parking area in front of Vivian Park to Deer Creek reservoir for a 5 mile float. Read more here
Make a reservation now by phone or online.
Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dino-riffic Sleepover

Friday, May 11, 2012
6 - 11 pm
Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point

Join us for a Late Night With Rex! Explore the museum on a guided tour and test your Dino knowledge on our scavenger hunt, see a 3D Mammoth Screen Movie with drinks and popcorn, paleo fossil talk, and participate in four fun paleontology classes:

o Molding and Casting
o Fossil Prep
o 3-D wood dino puzzles
o Petroglyphs

Children must be 8 years of age or older to stay without a parent or chaperone. Children under 8 are welcome with an adult. Pre registration is required.

$30/per person
To Register please contact Megan Johnson by calling 801.766.5015

Do you know someone who wants to live in our neighborhood?

Well, tell them about townhome #87.
available May 27th for $1200 per month

Friday, April 27, 2012

Habitat for Humanity

Thanks Megan (Lloyd) for letting us know about this wonderful event. 

Baby Animal Birthday Party

Saturday, April 28, 2012
10 am - 4 pm
Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point

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

*Children 2 and under are free
*No charge for Thanksgiving Point Members

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


June 23-24, 2012
Logan, UT

Bike MS Utah:  Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride is Utah's largest cycling fundraising event with 3,000 cyclists raising over $1.5 million annually. This two day event is based out of the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, UT and the beautiful Cache Valley.

Daniel and Rachel Child will be participating in this event. Rachel is a Multiple Sclerosis suffer, read her story here

You have an opportunity to participate as well: join the team, donate to the cause or cheer the bikers as they race. Go to either Daniel or Rachel's participant page to make your contribution.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Capitol Reef National Park

Visitor Center
Open Daily
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m - extended hours during the summer season until 6:00 p.m.

Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.

The park and campgrounds are open year round.

Ripple Rock Nature Center is open on limited days from Memorial Day through Labor Day, check the visitor center for details.

For current hours of seasonal operations click here.
Monday, April 23, 2012

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon, famous for its worldly unique geology, consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock of the Claron Formation into bizarre shapes, including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called "hoodoos".

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Did you know?

Just in case you missed Jody's comment on yesterday's post.

You can buy an ANNUAL PASS to all 397 of the national park sites for $80. 

The pass expires on the last day of the month in which you bought it. So...if you were to buy that pass, say...on May 1st 2012, it wouldn't expire until May 31st, 2013. You would actually have access to all 397 park service sites for THIRTEEN months, rather than the twelve months. Two people can sign the pass (and they often ask for picture ID), but as long as one of you is in the vehicle or in your group as you stop at the entrance station/front desk, everyone in your car gets in free!

The pass will get you in for free. If you want to do a special activity in that park, like go on a cave tour or something of that nature, you may have to buy a ticket/pay for that certain activity--depends on each individual park and what they offer.

That annual pass will get you into other federal/non-NPS sites such as...American Fork Canyon (managed by the Forest Service) and Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas (managed by the BLM)...ALL YEAR LONG!

To find out more about the National Park Service go to It's the official website.

Thanks so much Jody!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Zion National Park

At Zion National Park, follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Challenge your courage in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.

April Evening Programs - These are 45-minute ranger-led programs
9:00 pm
Watchman Campground Amphitheater

23 ZION’S NIGHT FLYERS - Delve into the secret world of bats.
24 ROCKS AND ROOTS - Examine the relationship between Zion’s geology and the diverse plants.
25 IN SEARCH OF A GREAT ARCH - Discover free standing rock hidden within the grandeur of Zion.
26 LIFE ELEVATED - Uncover the changes in plant and animal communities as we climb the heights of Zion.
27 NIGHT DETECTIVES - Investigate Zion’s nightlife on this virtual walk.
28 WHOO IS HIDING IN ZION? - Take a closer look at the Mexican Spotted Owl.
29 BLACK BIRD - Meet three of Zion’s very colorful “black birds.”

Also check out the kid's programs

National Parks Week

April 21-29, 2012
Find a park here
Free Admission All Week!

PICTURE YOURSELF IN A NATIONAL PARK this April 21 - 29 as America celebrates National Park Week –– a chance to hike, learn, share, and give back in the nation’s 397 national parks. Each year, we take this time to celebrate what we all have inherited as Americans – 84 million acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic landmarks and cultural treasures.

Whether it is your first trip, or the latest of many memorable park experiences, National Park Week is a chance for all Americans to get active while experiencing the amazing places that make up the national park system for FREE. Visit any of America’s national parks and enjoy free admission all week long!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tulip Princess Pageant

Saturday, April 28
10:30 am - 12 noon
Thanksgivinv Point Gardens (Waterfall Amiptheatre)

2nd Annual Tulip Princess Pageant
Come be a princess at the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival’s second annual Tulip Princess Pageant. Girls ages 1-11 are welcome to participate! Grand prizes will be given in each age category, but every contestant will walk away a winner!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Veterans Memorial Pool

582 East 300 South
Pleasant Grove, UT

Monday April 30, 2012
Early registration for swim lessons, swim team, and lifeguard training.

Opening Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011

Closing Date: Monday, September 5, 2011

For more information and details visit

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Get Air Hang Time Trampolines in Orem or Lehi

Get Air Hang Time

1340 Sandhill Road
Orem, UT 84058
Tel: 801-784-6100

Orem Open Jump Hours:
Monday - Thursday  2 PM - 10 PM
Friday  Noon - Midnight
Saturday  10 AM - Midnight

Grand Opening Hours (April 10-14):
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 AM - Midnight

4425 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

Lehi Open Jump Hours:
Monday - Thursday  5 PM - 9 PM
Friday  5 PM - 10 PM
Saturday 1 PM - 6 PM

For prices and weekly specials, go here

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Utah Valley Women's Expo

Friday April 20th & Saturday 21st
11 am to 8 pm
The UCCU Center at UVU
Orem, Utah (directions)

Twice a year, 12,000 women agree that the Utah Valley Women's Expo is the place to be! What a perfect reason to sneek out for a great time with the girls. There are those great fashion shows, beauty products, home items and decor, exercise helps, seminars from nationally prominent women, money saving ideas, career guidance, scrap booking, women’s health, makeovers, hairstyling, bags, food demonstrations, gift ideas, heavenly spa samplings, door prizes, vacations, family activities, good food, friends, fun and more.

    Tickets available from top women’s groups and businesses, or at the door for only $5.

    I found free tickets in my ads and junk mail today. 

    Saturday, April 14, 2012

    Dutch Day

    10 am - 5 pm
    Thanksgiving Point Gardens

    Learn a little about Dutch heritage and take part in some of their traditions. Sample traditional Dutch treats, try on wooden shoes, and enjoy entertainment provided by Extreme Rhythm Cloggers and Idlewild. Free Dutch-themed crafts for kids! (Sponsored by THE OLD DUTCH STORE )

    • 10 am - 1 pm: Extreme Rhythm Cloggers (Waterfall Amphitheater)
    • 12 noon: Garden Tour (back patio of Garden's Visitor Center)
    • 1 pm - 5 pm: Musical performance by Idlewild (Waterfall Amphitheater)
    • 3 pm: Garden Tour (back patio of Garden's Visitor Center)
    • 5-7 pm: Michelle Huxtable book signing and tasting.  (Trellis Cafe)
                   Michelle is the author of the popular cookbook series The Gathering of Friends.
    Friday, April 13, 2012

    Book Bash for Boys

    Wednesday May 9
    7:00 p.m.

    Boys! Bring a father (or other caring adult) to Book Bash for Boys - an evening of fun activities and lively discussions. Boys ages 8 to 16 are encouraged to join in the fun. Pick up a copy of the current book at the front desk.

    The girls will join the boys for this discussion.
    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Professional Writers Series - Connie Sokol

    Thursday, April 19
    7:00 P.M.
    PG library

    Connie Sokol is a mother of six—expecting her seventh—a national and local presenter, and a regular speaker at Education Week. She is a monthly TV contributor on KSL’s “Studio 5” and regular blogger for LDSLiving online. She is a former TV and radio host, and columnist for Deseret News and Utah Valley Magazine. Mrs. Sokol is the author of Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, Life is Too Short for One Hair Color, and Life is Too Short for Sensible Shoes, as well as talk CDs and podcasts. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats.
    Wednesday, April 11, 2012


    the read and discuss book group for adults at Pleasant Grove City Library. 

    Wednesday, April 25
    7:00 pm

    Wednesday, May 30
    7:00 pm

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Tulip Festival

    April 13 - 28 (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.

    Check the Schedule of Events

    $6/children (3-11)
    Free admission for Thanksgiving Point members
    Monday, April 9, 2012


    Teens is a program for all teens of junior high and high school age. No registration is required, come any time for fun, food, and new friends. iTeens meets in the lowest level of the library.

    Upcoming events:
    April 17 @ 4:00 p.m. - "Peep-tacular!" - Have you ever built a diorama using Peeps?
    May 1 @ 4:00 p.m. - "Mother's Day" - Make a personalized gift for your mother for Mother's Day.
    May 15 @ 4:00 p.m. - "Game Day" - Relax, play games, talk, and munch on treats.
    Sunday, April 8, 2012

    Trilobite Treasures

    April - May:                     10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    June - July - August:         8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    September - October:     10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Closed Sundays

    Behind the Museum of Life at Thanksgiving Point

    Coming to you straight from the Cambrian, 540 million years old, Trilobites! From the world famous Wheeler Amphitheater at Antelope Springs, Utah. Some of the best known fossil bearing rock anywhere! We brought the quarry to you! Admission includes instruction and use of buckets,hammers,gloves and goggles. You keep the fossils you find!  25 lb limit.

    Adult Admission - 13 Years and Up: $15.00 per Hour
    Children - Age 12 and Under:          $10.00 per Hour
    One Child age 5 or under admitted Free with 1 paying Adult
    10% discount for all members of Thanksgiving Point.

    Saturday, April 7, 2012

    Dino-riffic Sleep Over

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    6 - 11 pm
    Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point

    Join us for a Late Night With Rex! Explore the museum on a guided tour and test your Dino knowledge on our scavenger hunt, see a 3D Mammoth Screen Movie with drinks and popcorn, paleo fossil talk, and participate in four fun paleontology classes:

    o Molding and Casting
    o Fossil Prep
    o 3-D wood dino puzzles
    o Petroglyphs

    Children must be 8 years of age or older to stay without a parent or chaperone. Children under 8 are welcome with an adult. Pre registration is required.

    $30/per person
    (10% discount for THANKSGIVING POINT MEMBERS)
    To Register please contact Megan Johnson by calling 801.766.5015

    Friday, April 6, 2012

    Great Reads for Girls

    Wednesday, April 11
    7:00 p.m
    PG Library

    A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Girls ages 8 to 16 are invited to come with their mothers (or other caring adult) for an evening of lively discussions activities. This program is free. Pick up a copy of the current book at the front desk.

    Wednesday May 9

    7:00 p.m.
    Girls will be combined with boys.

    Passover Seder

    Saturday, April 7
    4:00 pm
    700 S LDS church building

    Come and celebrate Easter by learning about the Passover. 

    Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Community Easter Egg hunt

    Saturday, April 7th, 
    9:30 AM.  SHARP
    Gateway Village Clubhouse

    Here's how it works:

    1)  For each kid that will be participating bring 12 eggs.  So if you have 3 kids, bring 36 eggs.  Plastic, hard boiled, whatever you want.  MAKE SURE YOUR LAST NAME IS ON EACH EGG.  Then we know what family the egg belongs to.

    2)  For each egg you bring, you need to bring that many prizes to the hunt.  So if you brought 24 eggs, you would also bring 24 prizes.  The prizes can be really simple.  Suckers, candy, stickers.  Nothing expensive, really.

    3)  Meet at the Gateway Clubhouse on Saturday, April 7th, at 9:30 SHARP.  Bring yourself, your kids, your spouse if they are available, your eggs, and your prizes.  And obviously something for the kids to put their eggs/prizes into.

    4)  When everyone is gathered, the dads will head over to the Church and hide the eggs outside.  When they are done, the rest of us will walk over to the Church, and each kid gets to find 12 eggs.  

    5)  After all the eggs are found, we will then either stay there if the weather is good (cross your fingers), or head back to the clubhouse if the weather is crummy.  Then each kid gets to exchange their eggs for the prizes you brought.  They will take each egg back to whoever brought it (hence the reason we need the family name on it) and get their prize from the family.  

    Simple, but really fun!  The kids have liked it in the past and it is a fun way to get together for an hour or so on Easter weekend.

    So let us know if your family will be participating this year, and PLEASE send this to anyone that may be interested.  The more the merrier.  :)

    Daniel & Rachel Child

    Sunday, April 1, 2012

    Build a Window Bird Feeder

    Saturday, April 7
    9am -12pm
    Home Depot Stores

    A hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12

    • Kids can build a window bird feeder to observe wildlife
    • Kids will learn to build their very own bird feeder while learning tool safety.
    • Have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic