Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do -- Oct. 28
Scarecrow competition — The American Fork Beautification Committee, along with the city’s Chamber of Commerce, is sponsoring a citywide Scarecrow Competition. Participating businesses and city residents are asked to have their scarecrows on the business district from 100 East to 100 West on Halloween day. Judging will take place at 5 p.m. and prizes will be awarded in several categories. Entry forms are available at the City Administration Building, the American Fork Library and at http://afcity.org.
“Footloose” auditions — The American Fork Community Theater is holding auditions for its spring production of “Footloose,” directed by Beth Bruner. Initial auditions will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 15 at the American Fork Arts Institute, 53 W. Main St. Invitation-only callbacks and dancing auditions will be on Nov. 17. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/AFCT-Footloose.
Library events — Upcoming events at the American Fork Library include: Oct. 29: Scary Story Contest winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Nov. 1: Teen Thing for ages 11 to 18 at 7 p.m. features Board Game and Pizza Night. Nov. 5: Balcony Gallery Artist Reception with Shauna Holt at 6 p.m. Nov. 6: Make a fall banner at Adult Craft Class at 1 p.m. All supplies provided. Nov. 8: Lego Club for ages 5 and up. Online registration required. Nov. 12: Family Night at the Library at 7 p.m. features a Nutcracker-themed night at the Library. Nov. 14: The Alcove Players present “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” at 10 a.m.
Fall Festival — Families are invited to the free New Hope Bible Church Fall Festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cedar Hills Community Center and Clubhouse. Fun costumes are welcome at the event. It will feature live musical entertainment, family friendly games, prizes, candy, balloon animals, face painting and cookie decorating.
Ski bus — Online registration is open for the Cedar Hills Ski Bus. The bus provides transportation to Snowbird for lessons for skiers and snowboards, ages 7 to 17, of all skill levels. The $200 fee includes lift tickets, two-hour weekly lessons and a half day on the slopes each week on Feb. 2, 9 and 23. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/ski.
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.
Veterans Day Tribute — The Mountain Ridge Junior High PTSA would like invite all veterans and active service members to its Veterans Day Assembly at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. All residents, family and friends are also invited to this short outdoor tribute that will meet at the flag pole at the school, 5525 W 10400 N.
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.
Fall choir concert — The Orem Chorale is performing its fall concert, “Music of the Night and Day,” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 in the Orem Public Library. It is free to the public.
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.
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 — Oct. 25: Jr. Jazz Basketball registration ends (grades 3-8). Nov. 8: Youth High School Basketball early registration ends (grades 9-12). Nov. 14: Thanksgiving Dodgeball Tournament registration ends. Nov. 15: Winter Jr. Co-ed Tennis Program early registration ends. Nov. 15: Youth Basketball registration ends (grades 9-12). Nov. 22: Festival of Lights begins from 6 to 10 p.m. at Canyon View Park. Nov. 26: Winter 2019 Little Hoopsters registration begins (begins in January). For more information, see http://www.spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at 801-804-4600.
‘Jekyll & Hyde in Concert’ — The Springville Senior Center will present musical selections from the acclaimed play “Jekyll & Hyde in Concert” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the center, 65 E. 200 South. Robinne Booth as director and Rosemary Mathews as musical director. For more information on this free event, call 801-489-8738.
Tribute to veterans — The community will hold a tribute to veterans at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Springville Senior Center, 65 E. 200 South. The event will begin with a flag ceremony, followed by barbershop quartet entertainment and veterans recognition. For more information on this free event, call 801-489-8738.
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.