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Utah Valley Calendar: Things to Do – October 23 | News, Sports, Jobs


Forum “How Women Rise” – The Utah Women & Leadership Project’s latest Fall Women’s Leadership Forum will feature “How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits That Hold You Back From Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job” from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Friday October 29. Sally Helgesen will help participants better understand their individual strengths, a workable model for identifying and addressing challenges, a proven way to gain support and tools to improve their visibility and relationships. Register for this free event on


“Sweeney Todd” – The American Fork Community Theater and the Timpanogos Arts Foundation will present “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” from Friday October 15 to Friday October 29 at the Valentine Theater. The performances take place every day at 7:30 p.m., except Wednesdays and Sundays. There will be an additional morning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 23. Tickets cost $ 15 and are available at Please note that the show is intended for an adult audience. Parental supervision is recommended.

An evening with the symphony – The American Fork Symphony will perform works by Holst, Mendelssohn, Schubert and others at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 25 at the American Fork Junior High Auditorium. Tickets cost $ 7.50 for adults, $ 6 for seniors, and $ 5 for youth ages 6 to 18. A family pass for up to four people is available for $ 25. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Kawakami Speech Contest – The content of the annual Mary Kawakami Fellowship speech will take place at 1 p.m. on November 6 at the Valentine Theater.

Events at the American Fork Library: Upcoming events at the American Fork Library include: October 23: Advanced paranormal services for ages 14 and over from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come learn about paranormal investigations, then experience a real investigation in and around the library. Sign up online. October 25: American Fork Library Friends Library’s Annual Scary Stories Contest Awards Night at 7 p.m. November 2: Arts and crafts classes for adults at 1 pm in room 205. This event will feature the decoration of wooden pumpkins. November 4: Paint Night Fall Fire at 7 p.m. Painters can participate in person or via Zoom. Sign up online. November 11th : Disney Trivia Night for all ages at 7 p.m. Wear your Disney loot and test your knowledge. The event offers door prizes, songs to sing along to and lots of fun. November 11th : Gen Z Generosity, a service program for teens, will meet at 7 p.m. in The Zone. This month’s project will be transition kits for refugees.

Story time – The American Fork Library offers storytelling hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Tales for Toddlers will take place at 10 a.m., followed by Preschool Pals at 11 a.m. Preschools will also be offered as a Zoom Story Time at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Register on


Walk on Workshop Series – The Utah County Department of Health is hosting a free seven-week workshop for seniors to build confidence and reduce falls. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays from October 19 to November 30. The series is free for those 65 and over, but registration is required by calling the Health Department at 801-752-7528.

City of Wellness and Mental Health – About 970 million people worldwide suffer from mental disorders or addiction. Join Dr. Christy Kane and other mental health professionals for a town hall on mental health and wellness from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 18 at the Cedar Hills Community Center. Topics will include support for anxious and depressed children, addressing mental health needs related to the coronavirus, and resources for families. There will also be a question-and-answer session.

Junior Jazz – Registration is open until November 28 for the next junior jazz season for boys from grades 2 to 9 and girls from grades 2 to 8. The seven-game season will run from January to March and will take place at schools across the region. For more information, visit or call 801-785-9668 ext. 302.

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 a night pass. For more information, visit

Pressurized irrigation wintering – Cedar Hills will stop pressure irrigation on October 1 and there will be no more water until spring. The city is asking residents to leave their individual pressurized irrigation shut-off valve in the open position for proper drainage of the system. Please advise the city if your sprinkler system is still in service after October 18th.

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

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.


Utah National Parks and Monuments Discussion – The Utah Valley Historical Society’s November conference will feature author and historian Frederick Swanson. It will present the human story behind the creation of the Utah National Park Land Mini-Empire. The conference will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9 in room 200 of the municipal library in Provo. The event is free and open to the public.

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 prepare for the Saratoga Splash Days and the December holiday concerts.


Leisure news – November 4: Youth basketball early registration ends (Grades 9-12). November 11th : Youth basketball registration ends (Grades 9-12). November 11th : Early registrations for Winter Jr. Co-ed Tennis end (Grades 6 to 12). November 17: Registration for the Thanksgiving Dodgeball tournament is closing. November 22: Winter Little Hoopsters registration opens. Starts January 25 (levels 1-2). November 25: The Festival of Lights begins and will take place every night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Canyon View Park. For more information, see 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 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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