Concert “Believe” – The Timpanogos Singers and the Timpanogos Youth Choirs will perform “Believe” at 7 pm on Saturday December 11 at the Valentine Theater. Tickets cost $ 5 for general admission, $ 3 for students, and a $ 15 pass for immediate family. To purchase tickets online, visit https://bit.ly/3HAfu7U.
Concert “Peace on Earth” – American Fork Symphony will present “Peace on Earth” at 7 pm on Monday, December 13 at the American Fork Junior High Auditorium. Tickets cost $ 8 for adults, $ 6 for seniors, and $ 5 for youth ages 6 to 18. A family pass for up to four people is available for $ 25. To purchase tickets online, visit http://AFSymphony.org.
Events at the American Fork Library: Upcoming events at the American Fork Library include: December 3 and 4: Dickens of a Christmas – Doors open on ornaments from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come and make a Victorian style ornament to help decorate the library Christmas tree. December 4: Dickens of a Christmas – Bingo movie at 11 a.m. Come watch “The Muppet Christmas Carol”, play bingo and win prizes. Popcorn will be provided. December 6: Balcony Gallery Reception Artists from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Story time – The American Fork Library offers storytelling hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Toddler Tales will be at 10 a.m. followed by Preschool Pals at 11 a.m. Preschool Palls will also be offered as a Zoom Story Time at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Register at https://aflibrary.eventbrite.com.
Brighton Skibus – Join the Cedar Hills Ski or Snowboard Night School at Brighton Ski Resort. Classes are based on skill level and number of participants. All levels are welcome. Four Saturday classes will be offered on February 12, 26 and March 5. Each course includes transportation, a lesson, and an overnight pass. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/ski.
HIGH fitness class – This weekly class takes aerobics to the next level by combining modern fitness techniques, such as HIIT, plyometrics, and strength and cardio intervals with music. Classes are currently held at 6 a.m. on Mondays at Cedar Hills Recreation Center. The walk-in rate is $ 5 and punch cards can be purchased at a reduced price. Social distancing will be in effect. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/highfit.
Get HIGH with Dax – HIGH fitness classes will be offered twice a week at Cedar Hills Recreation Center – at 6 a.m. on Thursday and a class for children ages 6 to 16 at 4:15 p.m. on Friday. The entry fee for the Thursday class is $ 3.50 while the Friday class is free. Social distancing will be in effect.
Senior bus – The Lindon Senior Center has a bus and can provide trips to and from the center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This is available for seniors residing in Lindon. Pick-ups are between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Drop-offs are between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Contact the Senior Center reception at (801) 769-8625.
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 invited to come up with ideas and support the group’s annual book sale. Those interested in volunteering can contact Dona Gay Library Director Brittany Johnson at (801) 609-4078, Ann Humpherys at (801) 465-0941 or Steve Southwick at (801) 822-1705.
Flute Holiday Concert – The Utah County Flute Choir presents Carol of the Flutes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 8 at the Pleasant Grove Library.
Provo Christmas Market – Shop local for the holidays at the annual Provo Christmas Market from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 at Pioneer Park in Provo. Enjoy over 60 vendors, live music, thousands of lights, sled dogs, an ice carving demonstration, kids’ crafts and more. The 5:30 pm Lights-on Ceremony will feature a “very special guest” from the North Pole.
A pioneering Christmas – Discover a charming Christmas village dressed for Christmas, with a musical program, storytellers, a visit from Santa Claus and refreshments. The event will take place at the Provo Pioneer Village, 600 N. 500 West, from 5 pm to 8 pm on Friday, December 17; Saturday December 18; and Monday, December 20. A suggested donation of $ 2 per person or $ 10 per family is recommended. For more information, visit http://provopioneervillage.org.
Mental health support groups – NAMI Utah offers support groups and free online courses for adults living with mental health issues and for family members of loved ones living with mental health issues. For more information, contact Christene Finch, State Programs Coordinator for NAMI Utah at [email protected]
Community orchestra – The Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra holds practices on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the city offices, 1307 N. Commerce Drive. The orchestra will be preparing for the Saratoga Splash Days and the December holiday concerts.
Leisure news – Until January 1: The Festival of Lights will be held nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Canyon View Park until January 1. December 16: Early registration for Winter Volleyball is ending. December 28: Registration for Winter Volleyball is ending. January 3: Registration for the pavilions begins. January 6: Early registration for the Little Hoopsters winter session ends (levels 1 and 2). For more information, see http://spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at (801) 804-4600.
Volunteers to help Kids On The Move – Every Friday and Saturday, Kids On The Move offers respite care, providing a free break for parents with children with special needs. Families drop off their children at locations in Orem, Lehi and Springville where they are matched one-on-one with a volunteer to play for the evening. A nurse or behavioral technician is also present to help supervise. The group is looking for 10 volunteers aged 16 and over from 5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday to help make this possible. For more information or to register, visit https://kotm.org/volunteer-portal. Measures against coronaviruses are being taken, including requiring masks, taking temperatures and frequent disinfection of the hands.
Foster grandparents wanted – Utah County is looking for senior volunteers to serve as adoptive grandparents. Volunteers must be individuals with limited income, at least 55 years of age and capable of serving 15 hours or more per week. Volunteers serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for children and young people in schools, hospitals, youth centers and similar organizations. Volunteers receive a tax-free allowance, paid personal time off, transportation reimbursement, continuing education and more. For more information or if you or someone you know would like to participate, call (801) 851-7784.
Utah County Home Visiting Programs Need Donations – The Utah County Department of Health’s home visiting programs lack donated resources such as baby blankets and diapers. The Department of Health is asking members of the Utah County community to consider donating items or organizing service projects to help provide donations. The most needed items are new receiving blankets or small quilts and diapers. Other popular items include: baby sleepsuits, knit hats and baby friendly hardback books. Items must be in new condition. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday (8:00 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 home visiting programs should be directed to Bonnie Hardy at (801) 851-7026.
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