Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do -- Feb. 3
Valentine’s paint night — Couples can enjoy an artistic night of painting, good food and relaxing music with Happy Valentine’s Paint Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the American Fork Arts Institute, 53 W. Main St. The cost is $50 for two painters. For more information, contact Heidi Boden at 801-913-3835 or Merianne Nelson at 801-756-6208.
Easy Acrylic Painting for Beginners — Twice-monthly acrylic painting classes for beginners are offered from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Friday of each month at the Timpanogos Arts Foundation Art Center. The next class is Feb. 8. The cost is $25 for each class, with discounted punch cards available. Supplies are not included — each artist must bring the appropriate canvas, brushes, paint and more. To register, call Heidi Boden at 801-913-3835.
“Footloose” — Tickets are now available for the American Fork Community Theater performances of the upbeat musical “Footloose” at The Valentine Theater on Feb. 22-23, Feb. 28, March 1-2, March 4 and March 8-9. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/AFCTFootloose.
Library events — Upcoming events at the American Fork Library include: Feb. 4: Balcony Gallery Artist Reception at 6 p.m. with Wendy Jacobs. Feb. 5: Make a Valentine’s Gift in Adult Craft Class at 1 p.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26: Code Club for ages 10-14 at 4 p.m. Register at http://bit.ly/AFcoding. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26: VITA Tax Assistance at 5:30 p.m. Make an appointment at http://utahtaxhelp.org. Feb. 7: Worldwide Harry Potter Celebration at 6 p.m. Costumes encouraged. Feb. 11: Family Night at the Library at 7 p.m. will feature a Tea Party with Rex. Feb. 12: People ages 8 and up can learn embroidery with Sew Much Fun at 4 p.m. Register online.
Table Time — Artists are welcome to work on their individual art projects while collaborating with others from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, except holidays, at Historic City Hall. The first hour is free for a first-time participant. Rates are $10 per hour or get a discount with a punch card available at Table Time.
Children’s Art Class — Art Classes for Children features an hour-long guided art experience exploring a different medium each month. The next classes will be from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the American Fork Fitness Center. The cost is $15 per class, with supplies included in the cost. Every child will take home one or more artworks of their own making.
Family Preparedness Expo — The seventh annual Utah Family Preparedness Expo will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18 at the Cedar Hills Community Center. Register for free tickets at http://bit.ly/2G48Fhx so sponsors and vendors will know how many freebies to bring for drawings and giveaways.
Bingo night — Adults 18 and older can play Bingo at the Cedar Hills Community Recreation Center at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Prizes and snacks will be provided. Cost is $10 for 10 cards. No children allowed.
Volunteers Needed — The Lehi Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to teach basic computer classes. If interested, call the center at (385) 201-2350.
Senior bus — The Lindon Senior Center has a bus and is able to offer rides to and from the center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This is available for Lindon resident seniors. Pick-ups are between 10 and 11 a.m. Drop-offs are between 1 and 2 p.m. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Contact the Senior Center front desk at (801) 769-8625.
Chorale welcomes new members — The Orem Chorale has just begun preparations for its Easter concert and is welcoming new members. If you like to sing, join the group at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Orem High School choir room, 175 S. 400 East, Orem. Website: http://www.oremchorale.com.
Volunteer at the library — Friends of the Payson Library notes that residents can volunteer for an hour or less each month to help the library meet the needs of children and patrons. Volunteers are asked to offer ideas and support the group’s yearly book sale. People interested in volunteering may contact library director Dona Gay, Brittany Johnson at (801) 609-4078, Ann Humpherys at (801) 465-0941, or Steve Southwick at (801) 822-1705.
Lions Club eye exams — Pleasant Grove Lions Club has a number of certificates good for eye exams and eyeglasses to be used for children, ages 5 to 17, who have no budget means for this service. If anyone has an interest or knows of a need, please contact Milt at (801) 913-2533. We welcome any donations or financial contributions.
Senior Companion Program — Do you need help getting to the store, doctor or other appointments? The Senior Companion Program can help. Volunteers can help run errands or visit. For information, call (801) 851-7767 or visit http://www.utahcountyhealth.org/seniorcompanion. Volunteers needed — The Senior Companion Program needs seniors, age 55 and older, to serve other seniors. Volunteers will receive a $200 stipend and mileage reimbursement. Volunteers must be income-eligible and be willing to serve 15 or more hours per week. For information, call (801) 851-7767 or visit http://www.utahcountyhealth.org/seniorcompanion.
Community Orchestra — The Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra holds practices on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the city offices, 1307 N. Commerce Drive. The orchestra will be preparing for Saratoga Splash Days and the December holiday concerts.
Recreation news — Feb. 7: Adult Nebo Volleyball Tournament deadline. Feb. 7: Spring Youth Soccer Registration ends (age 5 to ninth grade). For more information, see http://www.spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at 801-804-4600.
“Instrumentalist of the Year” to perform — The Springville Senior Center will host pianist Oneil Miner, an “Instrumentalist of the Year” recipient, for a free concert entitled “Dreaming with Love,” featuring classics, Broadway, spiritual, country and movie themes. The public is invited to the event at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the center, 65 E. 200 South. For more information, call 801-489-8738.
Meals on Wheels — The Meals on Wheels program needs delivery drivers for one hour once a week. Volunteers use their own vehicles to deliver lunch to homebound seniors. For information, visit http://www.mountainland.org/volunteer or call Stephanie at 801-229-3821.
Foster grandparents sought — Utah County is seeking senior volunteers to serve as foster grandparents. Volunteers must be limited-income individuals at least 55 years old and able to serve 15 or more hours per week. Volunteers serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for children and youth at schools, hospitals, youth centers and similar organizations. Volunteers receive a non-taxable stipend, paid personal leave, transportation reimbursement, ongoing training and more. For more information or if you or someone you know would like to participate, call (801) 851-7784.
Utah County Home Visit Programs in Need of Donations — Utah County Health Department home visit programs are running low on donated resources such as baby blankets and diapers. The health department is asking Utah County community members to consider donating items or organizing service projects to assist in providing donations. The items most needed are new receiving blankets or small quilts and diapers. Other welcomed items include: infant “onesies,” knit hats and infant-appropriate board books. Items should be in new condition. Donations may be dropped off Monday to Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the following health department locations: Provo — 151 S. University Ave., Suite 1610, American Fork — 599 S. 500 East. Questions about the home visit programs should be directed to Bonnie Hardy at 801-851-7026.