Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do -- April 7

April 7, 2019


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 April 12. 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.

Library events — Upcoming events at the American Fork Library include: April 8: Family Night at the Library at 7 p.m. Transform cardboard boxes into something magical with Cardboard Kingdom. April 9: Code Club for ages 10 to 14 meets at 4 p.m. Register online. Upcoming meetings include April 16, 23 and 30. April 10: Magic: The Gathering for ages 10 and up meets at 4:30 p.m. Register online. Upcoming meetings include April 17 and 24. April 11: Lego Club for ages 5 and up meets at 4 p.m. Register online. April 11: Game Night at 6 p.m. for adults and teens older than 14 will include Dungeons and Dragons, card games and board games. April 13: Expert Vicki Winterton will help people learn to better organize their houses at Organizing Class at 1 p.m. April 15: Storybooks and Dance at 7 p.m. features an interactive music and dance production of a young bear’s adventurous journey through life.

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, April 27 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.


After School Science Class — Students from kindergarten through sixth grade can participate in hands-on simulations of natural disasters, like earthquakes and tornadoes, and explore the science behind these events. The class will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays from April 16 to May 21 at the Cedar Hills Rec Center. The cost is $79 and people may register online.

Mindfulness Meditation Classes — Learn how to change your relationship with your thoughts with a three-week meditation course from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 16 to May 2 at the Community Recreation Center. The cost is $30 and people may register online at http://rec1.com.

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.

Mommy and Me Music Makers — A weekly class to promote musicality and literacy for little ones up to age 5 as they bond with their parents. The class will be held Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. from Feb. 6 through May 22 at the Cedar Hills Community Recreation Center. Registration and fees are due on the first day of class or by contacting the instructor in advance. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/node/6344.

LEGO Summer Camps — Kids from 5 to 12 can explore principles of engineering and physics with LEGO Summer Camps at the Cedar Hills Community Rec Center. Registration is open for camps running June 18 to 22. The cost is $150 and people may register online at http://www.cedarhills.org/recreation.LEHI

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.LINDON

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.


Orem Chorale Easter concert — The Orem Chorale is presenting its annual Easter concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 850 E. 600 North.

Third Wednesday Community Lecture Series — Retired entrepreneur Steve Gibson and his wife, former BYU educator Bette Gibson, will tell how they started a movement in the Philippines that has helped eliminate poverty in the homes of thousands of Latter-day Saints there. What they started there is now being played out in Peru, Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil. Its beginnings predated the Perpetual Educated Fund and was a forerunner to the worldwide Self Reliance program of the Church. Their presentation, entitled “Helping RMs Progress From Poverty to Prosperity,” will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the Orem Senior Friendship Center, located at 93 N. 400 East.


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.


George “Beefsteak” Harrison presentation — Myron Harrison will give a presentation on one of the first residents of Springville entitled “In the Middle of History: George ‘Beefsteak’ Harrison.” The Utah Valley Historical Society event is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 in room 201 of the Provo City Library.

Household Hazardous Waste College Day — Utah County residents with household hazardous waste items, such as old gasoline, paint, fluorescent bulbs, batteries and unused medication, can safely dispose of them at a collection day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 in the Provo Towne Centre west parking lot. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2HsNjLH.


‘Conversations in Preparedness’ — The monthly Salem Ready Class at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12 will discuss how to communicate with your family to prepare for disasters. The class meets at the Salem West Stake Center, 695 S. 300 West.


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.SARATOGA SPRINGS

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 — April 9: Women’s Spring Soccer (6 on 6) early registration ends. April 11: T-Ball and Coach-Pitch registration ends (age 5 to second grade). April 16: Summer Track Club early registration ends (ages 7 to 14). April 18: Fast-Pitch Clinic early registration ends (grades 3 to 9). May 1: Summer Swimming Lesson registration for Spanish Fork residents only. May 2: Summer Swimming Lesson open registration. May 2: Phoenix Softball and Colt League Baseball early registration ends (grades 9 to 12). For more information, see http://www.spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at 801-804-4600.


Passover presentation — Andrew C. Reed will speak on “Traditions and History of Passover” at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at the Springville Senior Center, 65 E. 200 South.

‘Comfort Kits’ charity event — The nonprofit Tender Mercy Angels is conducting a charity event through Easter to benefit abused and neglected children removed from dangerous home situations in Utah County. The Christmas Box and Tender Mercy Angeles have partnered in organizing donations for “Comfort Kits” — a colorful duffel bag with a drawstring containing a small, warm blanket, a storybook, teddy bear, coloring book with crayons and a box of animal cookies. Good home sewers needed to volunteer their time and skills to make blankets. New or gently used items, including fabric and quilt batting, can be donated at 221 E. 2475 South, Springville. For more information, email IamBettyBoop71@mail.com.


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.