Utah Valley Calendar: Things To Do – February 5 | News, Sports, Jobs


Reboot Your Career Event — The Utah Women & Leadership Project will present “Relaunching Your Career: Tools and Strategies for Women Returning to the Workforce” from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 10. This engaging panel of experts and boosters will provide experiences, insights, tools, advice and strategies for women returning to the workforce. This online event is free, but people are asked to register in advance. For more information, visit https://relaunching-your-career.eventbrite.com.


Events at the American Fork Library: February 5: Silent Film Celebration with live musical accompaniment at 4:30 p.m. Limited seating. February 7: Immunization Clinic at 3:00 p.m. The Utah County Health Department will provide immunizations and boosters for children ages 5 and older. Questions? Call 801-851-7197. February 10: The Tree House Travelers Book Club at 4 p.m. There will be crafts, games and adventure as the club explores the book “Dingos at Dinnertime”. Registration required. 12 February : Teen No-Mance Starts at 11 a.m. Whether you love Valentine’s Day, don’t, or just want to do something fun with friends, there will be treats, crafts, and treats. activities in The Zone. February 15: Brown Bag Book Chat at Noon. Bring your lunch and come discuss what you read. This month’s theme is romance novels. February 15: History Club for Tweens at 4 p.m. Learn cool stuff about “The Ascension of Rome” through stories, games and other activities. February 16: Yoga for seniors at 3 p.m. February 17: Gen Z Generosity Teen Service Program at 7 p.m. This month, the program will make simple teddy bears for kids in crisis. You don’t need any sewing or crafting experience to help you.

Story time – The American Fork Library offers story times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Toddler Tales takes place at 10 a.m., followed by Preschool Pals at 11 a.m. Preschool Palls will also be offered as Zoom Storytime at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Register at https://aflibrary.eventbrite.com.


Vinyasa Yoga (mixed level) — Join Kristen Rutter at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Cedar Hills Recreation Center for a dynamic practice that unites body, mind, and breath. Bring your own mat, strap and block (a limited number are available to borrow).

Cheer Squad — Classes offered by Cedar Hills Community Services create a fun, multi-level workout experience for kids ages 6-12. Classes will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays starting January 10. Each session lasts 10 weeks for $100.

Robotics courses — In Robopets Robotics, kids ages 4-8 will build simple Lego brick models that teach the basics of robotic design and coding. In Attackbots Robotics, students ages 7-14 will build a variety of military-inspired robotic models and learn about sensors, gears, pulleys, and programming. One-hour classes will take place on Wednesday afternoons, from March 2 to April 13. For more information and to register, visit https://secure.rec1.com/UT/city-of-cedar-hills/catalog.

Brighton Ski Bus — Join the Cedar Hills Night Ski or Snowboard 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, 12. Each class includes transportation, a lesson, and an overnight pass. For more information, visit https://www.cedarhills.org/ski.

Fitness classes HIGH — 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 the Cedar Hills Recreation Center. Walk-in fare is $5 and punch cards can be purchased at a discount. Social distancing will be in effect. For more information, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/highfit.

Become HIGH with Dax — HIGH fitness classes will be offered twice a week at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center – at 6 a.m. on Thursdays and a class for children ages 6 to 16 at 4:15 p.m. on Fridays. The registration 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 service and is able to offer journeys to and from the center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This is available to senior citizens residing in Lindon. Pickups are between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Returns are between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Contact the Senior Center front desk 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 encouraged to contribute ideas and support the group’s annual book sale. Those interested in volunteering can contact Library Director Dona Gay, Brittany Johnson at (801) 609-4078, Ann Humpherys at (801) 465-0941 or Steve Southwick at (801) 822-1705.


Mental Health Support Groups — NAMI Utah offers free online support groups and classes 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 rehearsals the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the city offices, 1307 N. Commerce Drive. The orchestra will prepare for Saratoga Splash Days and the December holiday concerts.


Leisure news — February 10: End of Spring Youth Soccer registrations (age 5 to ninth grade). 3rd of March: Baseball/Softball Early Registration Ends (Grades 3-8). 8 March : Spring Pedagogical Pickleball Early Registration Deadline. March 10: Baseball/softball registration closes (grades 3-8). March 15: End of registrations for the Spring Educational Pickleball. March 22: End of early registration for summer softball for adults (men and women). 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 of children with special needs. Families drop off their children at locations in Orem, Lehi and Springville where they are paired one-on-one with a volunteer to play for the evening. A nurse or behavior technician is also present to help supervise. The group is looking for 10 volunteers ages 16 and up 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 the requirement of masks, temperature taking and frequent hand disinfection.

Foster Grandparents Wanted — Utah County is looking for senior volunteers to serve as adoptive grandparents. Volunteers must be people with limited income who are at least 55 years old and able to serve 15 hours or more per week. Volunteers serve as mentors, tutors and carers for children and young people in schools, hospitals, youth centers and similar organizations. Volunteers receive a tax-free stipend, paid personal time off, 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 Visiting Programs Need Donations – Utah County Health Department home visiting programs lack donated resources such as baby blankets and diapers. The Health Department is asking community members in Utah County 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 welcome items include: baby ‘onesies’, knitted hats and baby-friendly board books. Items must be in new condition. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the following health services locations: Provo — 151 S. University Ave., Suite 1610, American Fork — 599 S. 500 East. Questions regarding home visiting programs should be directed to Bonnie Hardy at (801) 851-7026.

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