Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – Feb. 26 | News, Sports, Jobs


International Women’s Day Celebration — Utah groups will hold an hourlong event “International Women’s Day Celebration: Utah Women Learn, Lead and Lift” at 9 am on Tuesday, March 8. The event will be hosted and moderated by Nubia Peña with the Cox-Henderson administration and Susan Madsen from the Utah Women and Leadership Project. The event will feature speakers from diverse backgrounds who will share their thoughts on learning, leading and lifting. To register for free, visit https://international-womens-day-celebration-utah-women.eventbrite.com.


An Evening with Pamela Lind and Friends— The American Fork Symphony will present “An Evening with Pamela Lind and Friends” at 7 pm on Monday, Feb. 28 at American Fork Junior High School. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-17 and $6 for seniors. A family pass for up to four people is available for $25. For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://americanforkarts.com/symphony.

Events at the American Fork Library: Feb. 28: Writer’s Club for tweens to young adult writers at 3 pm Writers of all genres welcome and monthly challenges will be offered. Register online. March 1: Adult Craft Class at 1 pm This month, the class will be doing an altered book project. March 1: Vaccine clinic at 3 pm The county Health Department will offer vaccines and boosters for ages 5+. questions? Call 801-851-7197. March 2: Read with a Cat at 4 pm Celebrate Read Across America Day with the library and Best Friends Animal Society by reading your favorite book with a cuddly cat. March 4: Proper Tea Tickets Available at 10 am The event is set for 11 am on Saturday, March 26 with author Sarah M. Eden. There will also be a book signing at 2:30 pm No ticket is required for the book signing. March 7: Writer’s Club for tweens to young adult writers at 3 pm Writers of all genres welcome and monthly challenges will be offered. Register online. March 7: Balcony Gallery Artist Reception with Madeline Gibson at 7 pm March 7: Harp Irish Dancers at 7 pm Celebrate Irish culture.

Storytime— The American Fork Library is offering storytimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Toddler Tales will be at 10 am, followed by Preschool Pals at 11 am Preschool Palls will also be offered as a Zoom Storytime at 10 am Wednesdays. Register at https://aflibrary.eventbrite.com.


Youth soccer— Cedar Hills is offering three levels of youth soccer at Mesquite Park this spring — Tot Soccer for children ages 3 to 4; K-2 Grade Soccer for boys and girls in kindergarten through second grade; and Co-ed Teen Soccer League for high school students in grades 9-12. For more information and to register, visit https://secure.rec1.com/UT/city-of-cedar-hills/catalog.

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

Robotics classes — In Robopets Robotics, children ages 4-8 will build simple Lego brick models that teach the fundamentals 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. Hour-long classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons, beginning March 2 and running through April 13. For more information and to register, visit https://secure.rec1.com/UT/city-of-cedar-hills/catalog.

HIGH Fitness classes — This weekly class takes aerobics to the next level by combining modern fitness techniques, such as HIIT, plyometics, and intervals of strength and cardio with music. Classes are currently at 6 am Mondays at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center. The drop-in rate 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.

Get HIGH with Dax — HIGH fitness classes will be offered twice weekly at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center — at 6 am on Thursdays and a kids class for ages 6 to 16 at 4:15 pm on Fridays. The drop-in rate 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 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 am Drop-offs are between 1 and 2 pm 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 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.


Mental health support groups — NAMI Utah offers free online support groups and classes for adults living with mental health conditions and for family members of loved ones living with mental health conditions. For more information, contact Christene Finch, state programs coordinator for NAMI Utah at christene@namiut.org.


Youth Symphony Festival of Utah — Vivace Youth Orchestras and Timpanogos Arts Foundation will be hosting this year’s Youth Symphony Festival of Utah from 8 am to 5 pm on Monday, Feb. 28 at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. Vivace will be performing with 15 other local schools and groups to vie for a chance for some students to perform alongside the Utah Symphony.


Community Orchestra— The Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra holds practices on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 pm at the city offices, 1307 N. Commerce Drive. The orchestra will be preparing for Saratoga Splash Days and the December holiday concerts.


Recreation news — March 3: Baseball/Softball early registration ends (grades 3-8). March 8: Spring Instructional Pickleball early registration deadline. March 10: Baseball/Softball registration ends (grades 3-8). March 15: Spring Instructional Pickleball registration ends. March 22: Adult Summer Softball early registration ends (men and women). March 29: Spring Pickleball Ladder League early registration ends. March 31: T-Ball and Coach-Pitch early registration ends (age 5 to second grade). For more information, see http://spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at (801) 804-4600.


Volunteers to help Kids On The Move — Each Friday and Saturday, Kids On The Move offers Respite Care, providing a free break to parents with special needs children. Families drop their children off 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 oversee. The group is seeking 10 volunteers 16 years and older from 5:45 to 9:30 pm every Friday and Saturday to help make this happen. For more information or to sign up, visit https://kotm.org/volunteer-portal. Coronavirus measures are being taken, including requiring masks, taking temperatures and frequent hand sanitizing.

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 items welcomed 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 am to 4:30 pm) at the following health department locations: Provo — 151 S. University Ave., Suite 1610, American Fork — 599 S. 500 East. Questions about the home visit programs should be directed to Bonnie Hardy at (801) 851-7026.

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