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Springville Historical society hosts Main Street lecture; Girl Scout cookies; Provo library

January 22, 2018 GMT

Springville history group starts 2018 lecture series

The Springville Historical Society is kicking off its 2018 lecture series at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the Springville Museum of Art.

The lecture, given by historian Daryl Tucker, will focus on Springville’s historical Main Street. The presentation will include visuals detailing community events, businesses and Main Street highlights through the years.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (801) 489-6989.

Girl Scouts bring cookies into the digital age

Utah’s Girl Scouts are taking their sales of Samoas, Thin Mints and Do-si-dos into the 21st century.

For the first time this spring, Girl Scouts in Utah will use a new interactive, e-commerce platform called Digital Cookie to help market and sell Girl Scout Cookies. The new platform gives girls the opportunity to sell cookies through their own online store, while also learning business and STEM skills to help prepare them to be leaders in a high-tech, fast-paced world.

In addition to creating and managing their own e-commerce site, Girl Scouts will have access to a series of fun quizzes, games, videos and other activities that provide lessons in digital marketing, online money management, revenue projections and digital customer acquisition, all in a safe, caretaker-monitored environment.

Girl Scouts will also be able to market their online cookie business by inviting customers they know to visit their personalized sites and sending curated emails throughout the ordering season.

When consumers purchase Girl Scout Cookies, either online or in-person, they are helping to power new, unique and amazing experiences for girls. Each year, 100 percent of the net revenue from cookie sales stays with the local council and girls decide how their earnings are spent, on everything from educational trips and community service projects to summer camp and pursuing Girl Scouting’s highest achievement — the Gold Award.

Utah Girl Scouts began taking Digital Cookie orders Jan. 13, with sales continuing until March 25. Troop booth sales will run March 16 to 25.

Customers looking to help girls learn essential skills and do amazing things powered by Girl Scout Cookies can use the Cookie Compass at GSUtah.org to be connected to a Girl Scout near them who can place their order.

Pop-up book exhibition opens at Provo library

Provo City Library visitors will get to view the art, creativity, and engineering behind some of their favorite pop-up books with the traveling exhibit “Wizards of Pop: Robert Sabuda & Matthew Reinhart.” This exhibit will be open at The Attic at Academy Square from Jan. 16 to March 27.

Showcasing the works of Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, this is the only traveling exhibition featuring the art of children’s pop-up books.

An exciting balance of process pieces, initial sketches, concept pieces, preliminary art, prototypes, dummies, cut-paper collage artwork and nesting sheets, the exhibit offers a great window into the world of pop-ups, and the precise engineering and detailed production techniques used to create them.

Renowned for the extraordinary range and depth of their talents, and paper engineering skills, artists Sabuda and Reinhart have created many bestselling books together, as well as separately, some of which are featured in this show.

From Sabuda & Reinhart’s first collaboration on “Young Naturalists Pop-Up Handbook: Beetles,” and their last collaborative Encyclopedia series, to their solo pop-up book works such as Sabuda’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” “Peter Pan,” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and Reinhart’s “Star Wars,” “Cinderella” and “The Jungle Book,” this exhibition has something for everyone.

Transforming the gallery into a magical land of pop-ups, fantasy and wizardry, pop-ups in Plexiglas display cases in between the sketches, dummies, paper collages and trial pieces that the duo have engineered, this exhibition showcases creations that you can only dream of and draw you into adventures that you can only imagine.

Venue hours 3:30 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Attic at Academy Square is located on the fourth floor of the Provo City Library, accessible only by elevator.

This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.

American Fork Arts hosts magic classes

Professional magician Jason Fun from Utah Valley Magic Academy and his wacky and original characters, Grant Yurwish the retired Genie, Tic-Toc the Time Traveling Cowboy, and others, will be leading magic classes for children between the ages of 8 and 12.

In this high energy, educational magic course, we will emphasize the Eight Traits of a True Magician and also go in depth on the skills necessary to truly achieve the impossible.

Magic materials include eight Secret File Folders, eight Packet Tricks, and Secret Magic Words to unlock magic videos from their Secret Online Video Vault.

This course will teach students 30 tricks over the course of the 5-day, 2-hour classes. The class meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, beginning Feb. 3, at the American Fork Arts Institute, 53 W. Main.

On the last day, family and friends are invited to join us for a Graduation Magic Show where each student will perform something they learned and will graduate.

To sign up, visit americanforkarts.com.