Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do -- May 5
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 May 10. 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: May 7: Adult Craft Class at 1 p.m. features a Floral Potluck. Bring flowers to share and a vase. May 9: Lego Club for ages 5 and up at 4 p.m. Register online. May 9: Game Night @ the Library for ages 14 and up from 6-8 p.m. will feature card games, board games and D&D. May 13: Family Night @ the Library at 7 p.m. will feature Star Wars Clue Game in the Library. May 20: Food, Fun and Reading at 11:30 a.m. offers free lessons for pre-K to second grade and includes a snack. Sponsored by USU Extension Food $ense. May 23: Teen Harry Potter Book Club at 5 p.m. Read “Prisoner of Azkaban” to discuss together. May 28: Fathering with Love and Logic classes start at 6 p.m. and continues through June 25. Registration required. May 28: Library Reading Challenge Book Discussion at 7 p.m. Read one of the monthly prompts and take part in an informal discussion.
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.
Food Truck Rally — Food Truck League of Utah will coordinate food truck rallies from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning May 1.
Cedar Hills Day of Service — Each year, the city’s beautification committee provides opportunities to participate in service projects in neighborhoods, parks and other areas. This year’s project will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. Meet at Heritage Park and bring gloves, shovels, rakes and hand trowels. After work is complete, pizza will be served to all volunteers at 1 p.m. Register online at https://cedarhills.seamlessdocs.com/f/Service2019. For more information, call or text Boyd Wilkins at (801) 822-7601.
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.
Summer Bowling League — Cedar Hills Recreation, in partnership with Jack & Jill Lanes, offers bowling lessons for boys and girls in grades K-12. Six weekly lessons, with two games, instruction and shoe rental, are all included with the $40 registration fee. Lessons will start at 2 p.m. on Mondays between July 8 and Aug. 12 at the lanes. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/bowling.
Tee ball, coach pitch registration open — Registration for tee ball, for 4- and 5-year-olds, and coach pitch, for 6- and 7-year-olds, is open online. Games begin the first week of June and are played throughout the month. For more information on tee ball, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/t-ball. For more on coach pitch, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/coach-pitch.
Lacrosse registration open — Cedar Hills Recreation partners with Central Utah Youth Lacrosse for boys in grades 3 to 8. The six-game season features regional teams from Orem to Mapleton. Participants are responsible for their own equipment, including mandatory mouth guards. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/lacrosse.
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.
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.
“Once Upon A Mattress” auditions — Payson Community Theater is auditioning at Payson Junior High School for its summer production, “Once Upon A Mattress.” Auditions will be at 7 p.m. on May 7 and 8 with callbacks on May 11. For more information, visit http://paysoncommunitytheater.com or the theater’s Facebook page.
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.
Wasatch Chorale concert and auditions — The Wasatch Chorale will perform “From the Screen and Stage” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 in the Provo City Library Ballroom. Tickets are $5. The chorale will also hold auditions at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at the Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ, 175 N. University Ave. To schedule an audition, go to http://www.wasatchchorale.org or email email@example.com.
Technology and genealogy meeting — Lisa Ratzlaff will speak on “Life’s Second Certainty (Hint: The First One Is Death!)” at the next meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group. The meeting includes free classes from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11 at the “Red Chapel,” 4056 N. Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo. The meeting will also be streamed online at https://www.uvtagg.org and UVTAGG’s Facebook page.
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 — May 8: Youth Arts Festival registration opens. May 9: Colt League and Phoenix League registration ends. May 13: Fall Sports registration opens. May 17: Lacrosse early registration ends (grades 3-8). May 17: Start Smart Baseball early registration ends (ages 4 and 5). May 21: Spring/Summer Instructional Pickleball early registration deadline. May 21: Sports Fitness Camp I early registration ends (ages 6-12). May 23: Tennis Lesson and CUTA Tennis League early registration ends. For more information, see http://www.spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at (801) 804-4600.
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.