Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Roads reopen July 7th

Although there are many special places to see in the United States, few offer a spectacular view similar to Cedar Breaks.  Come visit a park that offers you the chance to stand above 10,000 feet on a cliff edge surrounded by lush forests and flower-covered meadows looking into a desert amphitheater 2,500 feet deep, covered with incredible, multi-colored hoodoos.

From now until mid-May, visit spectacular Cedar Breaks National Monument in winter by snowmobile, cross country skis or snowshoes. Stop by our Yurt which serves as a winter ranger station on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the winter. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, learn about the park from warm and friendly park rangers and volunteer staff, and experience the amazing solitude and supreme winter landscape. Note that winter season opening and closing, as well as Yurt staffing dates may be slightly earlier or later and are subject to favorable weather conditions.
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ward BBQ

Saturday, June 16
11:30 am
Gateway Village Commons

Everyone come out for some summer fun. Enjoy good food, great neighbors, and bounce houses.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Strawberry Days 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Princess Festival

June 19-30, 2012
(Closed Sundays and Mondays)
9 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm
Children's Discovery Garden at Thanksgiving Point

Now entering its fifth year the Princess Festival moves to 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!

This year the Princess Festival is going to be slightly different than seasons past. For starters, your little Princess will have the opportunity to join in six different shortened adventures at your own pace and choosing, each 15 minutes long for a total of 1.5 hours (instead of one 40-minute guided adventure). This will make the groups of girls smaller (15-20 girls at a time), and make it easier to work your way around.
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!

 *For more information and to register please visit WWW.PRINCESSFESTIVAL.COM

General Admission: $15/person for all attendees over 36 months old
Under 36 months old, FREE with a paid admission
To purchase tickets please visit WWW.PRINCESSFESTIVAL.COM

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Relief Society Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, June 12
6:30 pm
Gateway Village Clubhouse Pavilion

Ladies, please join us for an Emergency Cooking Activity.  We will be doing some outdoor cooking with Dutch ovens and more. Please bring camp chairs or folding chairs to accommodate seating.

No nursery will be provided for this activity

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Professional Writers Series - Tristi Pinkston

Writing Historical Fiction with Tristi Pinkston
Tuesday, June 12
7:00 P.M.
PG library

Tristi Pinkston is best known for authoring The Secret Sisters Mysteries, but she began her career right here in Pleasant Grove publishing historical fiction, which will always be her first love.  She is a freelance editor and writing instructor, and loves teaching prospective authors the craft.  She and her husband have four children, whom they homeschool.  When she's not editing or writing, Tristi enjoys watching good movies and taking really long naps.  You can learn more about her at
Sunday, June 3, 2012

Get Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 9

Fee-free day at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.*
Capitol Reef
Saturday, June 2, 2012

PG Concerts In the Park

7:30 pm
East side of the Pleasant Grove Community Center on Locust Avenue

This is a fun way the relax on a Sunday evening and listen to local talent. Bring your own chairs and blankets to sit on.

June 5 - Pleasant Grove Orchestra : Raven Haymond is part of the orchestra
June 12 - Utah Children's Choir
June 19 - Molly K.
June 26 - Skyline Chorus
July 3 - Bluegrass Thunder
July 10 - The Buskers
July 17 - Hunt Family
July 24 - Funeral Potatoes
August 7 - Walker Brothers
August 14 - Buzztones
August 21 - Harold Newman
Friday, June 1, 2012

Free Fishing Day is Saturday June 2nd

Take the kids out fishing on Saturday June 2nd - Free Fishing Day.  You won't need to have a license for that day only (all other rules in effect) and the state is stocking up the waters with extra fish.

Check here for events around the state and more information:

Information on the closest one:

The annual Utah Lake Festival will feature fishing activities for anglers both young and old.
The festival, which is held at Utah Lake State Park, is free of charge.
The park is at 4400 W. Center St. in Provo

Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Friday, June 8 from 5 - 10 pm
Saturday, June 9 from 8 am - 10 pm

Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point

Experience the rich culture and traditions of Scotland with the 38th Annual Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Free kids (ages 11 and under) and Member discounts make this Festival a bargain thrifty Scots can't resist. Scotland’s rich heritage of dance with all its energetic flair and precise movement is a major focus this year.

Another centerpiece is competition in three major areas-- Highland dancing, piping & drumming, and traditional Highland athletics. In addition, Scottish food, vendors and music are available, plus a variety of other activities & events to interest every family member.

For more information on how to participate in the Highland Games go to: HTTP://WWW.UTAHSCOTS.ORG

$15/ Adult Admission
*includes Saturday evening concert.
$8/ Saturday Evening Concert Only
*Will begin selling at 6 pm on Saturday, June 9
FREE/ Children ages 11 and under
$8.50/ Thanksgiving Point Members
*Must show Thanksgiving Point membership card
FREE/ Utah Scottish Association members
FREE/ Active Duty Military
*Must show Geneva Conventions ID