Utah Valley Calendar: Things to Do – January 8 | News, Sports, Jobs




Child Care Symposium – The Utah State University Utah Women and Leadership Project will be hosting a free Child Care Symposium via Zoom from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, for anyone interested in understanding and finding solutions to the complexities of child care. children. The event will feature three panels focusing on “Child Care is a Business Problem”, “Advances in Child Care Public Policy” and “Child Care Challenges, Strategies and Solutions”. To register for the event, visit https://bit.ly/3t3rnyp.


Events at the American Fork Library: January 13: Tree House Travelers Book Club at 4 p.m. Join us for crafts, games and adventures as we explore history through the ‘Magic Tree House’ series of books. This month we’ll be exploring “Night of the Ninjas”. January 13: Adult Writing Classes: End Your Dream at 6:45 PM Author Maleah Warner will help participants learn the skills, steps, and tools needed to take your book from start to finish. Registration required. January 13: Gen Z Generosity Teen Service Program at 7 p.m. For this month, the group will be adding non-slip cheers to the bottom of comfy socks for local care centers. January 18: Brown Bag Book Chat at noon. Bring your lunch and come and discuss what you read. January 19: Tea and anecdotes at 7 p.m. Try herbal teas and test your knowledge of trivia from books, movies, and more. For individuals and teams. January 20: Adult writing class at 6:45 pm Learn the skills, steps and tools to take your book from start to finish. This 16 week course requires registration. January 22: 11:00 am Tea and Trivia Try herbal teas and test your knowledge of trivia from books, movies, and more. For individuals and teams.

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 on https://aflibrary.eventbrite.com.


Recycling Christmas trees – Live trees can be dropped off in the parking lots of Mesquite Park and Heritage Park until January 9. All attachments should be removed from the trees. Plus, no artificial trees.

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 is available to borrow).

Support team – Classes offered by Cedar Hills Community Services create a fun, multi-level training experience for children ages 6 to 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 course – 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 be held 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 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.


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 – February 3: Spring Youth Soccer early registration ends (ages 5 to 9). February 3: Registration for adult mixed volleyball ends. February 10: Registration for Spring Youth Soccer ends (ages 5 to 9). 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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