Music program auditions — As students return to school, bands will be forming at Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse music school. Auditions for students interested in joining jazz, pop or rock ensembles may audition by appointment from Aug. 27 through Sept. 7.Theatrix Acting Class — An interactive six-week course for third- to 12th-graders aimed to help build children’s ability to enjoy, appreciate and participate theater from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 4 to Oct. 9 at the American Fork Veterans Hall. The cost of the class is $60. To register, email Koreen at firstname.lastname@example.org.American Fork Children’s Choir fall registration open — Registration is open for the various groups of the American For Children’s Choir. The choir is able to offer full-tuition scholarships to all participating students, thanks to Greenwood Elementary, American Fork Arts Institute, American Fork PARC and American Fork Library. Groups that rehearse on Mondays, including the Gator Choir, Concert Choir and Ukulele Youth Choir, will begin on Aug. 20 at Greenwood Elementary.Tuesday groups, including the Youth Music Theater Writing Workshop and the Family Handbell Choir, will begin at Sept. 4 at the American Fork Arts Institute. Wednesday groups, including the Chimes & Voices Choir and the Ukulele Youth 3-Chord Choir, will begin Aug. 22 at the American Fork Library.Learn more at http://afchildrenschoir.org.
Library events — Upcoming events at the American Fork Library include: Sept. 4: Adults 18 and over can learn to bullet journal at Adult Craft Class at 1 p.m. Sept. 5: At 6 p.m., a presentation of the early history of the Utah State Training School. Sept. 6: Teen Thing for ages 11 to 18 at 7 p.m. will include making dreamcatchers. Sept. 10: For Pageturners Book Club for ages 9 and up at 4 p.m., come ready to talk about a recently read book or a favorite read. Sept. 10: Balcony Gallery Artist Reception at 6 p.m. with Marilyn Vicchrilli. Sept. 10: Family Night at the Library at 7 p.m. will feature Superhero Training Academy.
HIGH Fitness classes — A new program takes old-school aerobics to the next level by incorporating modern fitness techniques, including HIIT training, plyometrics, and cardio and strength intervals. Classes are from 6 to 6:55 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center. Classes are free in September with a $5 per class fee after that. For more information, email Erin Fugal at email@example.com.
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 Sept. 5 through Dec. 12 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.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.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.
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 welcomes new members — The Orem Chorale is starting its new season on Thursday, Sept. 7 and welcomes new members. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Orem High School choir room, 175 S. 400 East. Check the website at http://theoremchorale.com.Central Utah Gardens events — Here’s a look at upcoming events at Central Utah Gardens. Sept. 10: Comedy Night with Comedy Sportz at 7 p.m. Register for classes at http://www.CentralUtahGardens.org.
‘Mary Poppins’ theater performance — Payson Community Theater is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the presentation of “Mary Poppins,” closing with a 3 p.m. matinee on Monday, Sept. 3. Tickets can be purchased for $10 online at http://paysoncommunitytheater.com, or from NAPA Auto Parts, 190 E. 100 North, Payson.
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.
Heart and Seoul Karaoke anniversary — Heart and Seoul Karaoke will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a Birthday Bash from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Sept. 7 at 52 W. Center St. There will be free entry after the Provo Rooftop Concert. Prizes will be offered, including a lifetime karaoke pass and three one-year karaoke passes.
Technology and genealogy meeting — The monthly meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the LDS “Red” Chapel, 4050 N. Timpview Drive. The main speaker will be Bob Ives on “Introduction to the Family History Guide,” a learning and training resource for FamilySearch. The meeting will feature classes at all levels of genealogy and is open to the public. For more information, visit http://uvtagg.org or http://blog.uvtagg.org.Reserve a rainbow flag for Provo Pride — Residents or businesses in Utah Valley wishing to show support for the LGBTQ community during Provo Pride Week may reserve the use of a rainbow flag during the week of Sept. 9 to 16. For $15, Project Rainbow volunteers will stake rainbow flags in front of a residence or business and return later to pick it up. All funds will be donated to Provo Pride. For more information, visit http://www.projectrainbowutah.org.
Financial Peace University classes — A nine-week course offered by Ramsey Solutions will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ, 175 N. University Ave. An annual family membership of $119 is required to participate in the classes, which include lessons on budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. For info, go to http://www.fpu.com/1064332.
Mountain Meadows Massacre discussion — The Utah Valley Historical Society Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 will feature Barbara Jones Brown and the topic “Aftermath of the Mountain Meadows Massacre.” The lecture will be held in Room 201 at the Provo City Library.
‘Union Pacific’ screening — The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University will be showing Cecil B. DeMille’s “Union Pacific” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 in the Reynolds Auditorium. Ryan Lee will be interpreting the library’s exhibit “Since the Golden Spike: 150 Years of Utah Railroad History” from 6 to 7 p.m. Some memorabilia from the film, including a golden spike, will be on display.
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 — Sept. 3: Water Park closes for season at 6 p.m. Sept. 5: Fall Volleyball early registration ends (grades 5-9). Sept. 12: Fall Volleyball registration ends (grades 5 to 9). Sept. 24: Jr. Wrestling early registration ends (pre-K to grade 6). Oct. 2: Fall Session Little Hoopsters Basketball early registration ends (grades 1-2). Oct. 2: Jr. Wrestling registration ends (pre-K to grade 6). For more information, see http://www.spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at 801-804-4600.
Vocalist and pianist to perform — The Springville Senior Center is hosting vocalist, pianist and teacher Braden Rymer at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 65 E. 200 South. As part of his presentation “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” Rymer will perform Broadway, Disney and classical favorites. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 801-489-8738.
Springville Heritage Days celebration — Springville residents will celebrate the city’s birthday by honoring the road contractors who had their roots in Springville with the dedication of a special pavilion constructed in Contractors Park east of the library. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. There will also be a video presentation in the library conference room. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Helen Beardall at 801-489-6989.
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 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.