Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do -- July 15
Steel Days concert —: The American Fork Symphony will present a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m., Monday, July 16 as part of the Steel Days celebration at the American Fork Amphitheater, 851 E. 700 North.
Library events — Upcoming events at the American Fork Library include: July 16-21: Library closed for inventory. July 23: Bring your pillows, blankets and snacks for a screening of “Black Panther” at 6:30 p.m. as part of Monday Movie Night. July 24: Library closed for Pioneer Day.
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.
Self-defense class — Damsel in Defense is a program that teaches about situational awareness, the ABCs to a Warrior Mindset and tools and you can use to protect yourself. The same class will be taught on June 19, July 18 or Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Hills Community Recreation Center. The $18 per participant cost includes one protection tool of the participant’s choice, either pepper spray or a Sock It to Me Kubaton device. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/damsel2018.
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.
Central Utah Gardens events — Here’s a look at upcoming events at Central Utah Gardens. Register for classes at www.CentralUtahGardens.org. July 20: An Rogaire Dubh will perform Irish music at 7 p.m.
Band concerts in the park — The Payson City Band performs in Payson City Park every Sunday at 8 p.m. during July and August through Labor Day. The one-hour concerts, under the direction of Wayne Huff, feature a variety of good music. Benches are available, in addition to the park lawn. For more information, call (801) 798-8305.
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.
Healthy Lifestyle — USU Extension Food $ense and Snuck Farm present a new series of classes about “Living a Healthy Lifestyle.” The free classes will focus on healthy eating, improving physical activity and will include a recipe demonstration and sampling. Come join us 7 to 8 p.m. at Snuck Farm located at 504 W. 1100 North, Pleasant Grove, on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Visit the snuckfarm.com for more information.
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 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 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 — July 16: Speed Spaniard 10K and Mile Run pre-registration ends. July 16: Big Slam Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament registration ends (16u and 18u divisions). July 19: Speedy Spaniard 10K and Mile Run final registration ends. July 20: Women’s Fall Soccer (6 on 6) early registration ends. July 23: Big Slam Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament registration ends (12u and 14u). July 26: Youth Fall Soccer registration ends (grades K to 9). July 26: Youth Flag Football registration ends (grades 3 to 6). For more information, see 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 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 Avenue, Suite 1610, American Fork — 599 S. 500 East. Questions about the home visit programs should be directed to Bonnie Hardy at 801-851-7026.