Monday, November 5, 2012

Musical Fireside, Scera, Sunday Nov. 11

From the Scera Center for the Performing Arts - comes a beautiful musical fireside entitled
"The Light of Christ."

Live in His light.  Music and the spoken word.  Directed by Kathryn Laycock Little.  Performed by 'Acting Up' - Scera's award-winning high school performing company. 

Sunday, Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m. 
SCERA Center for the Arts.  
645 South State Street, Orem

Admission is FREE

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mad About Science - Clark Planetarium

Mad About Science Gala - Thursday, October 11, Clark Planetarium.

Mad About Science Gala

Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:30- 10:00 pm
Clark Planetarium at The Gateway
110 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Join us for an evening of delicious food, exciting auctions and intergalactic entertainment. Come as your favorite Mad Scientist and enter our costume contest for exciting prizes. We’ll be celebrating many of the great scientific inventions being developed in Utah today.
6:30 pm     Cocktails, Silent Auction and Science Demonstrations
7:00 pm     Dinner sponsored by some of Salt Lake’s best restaurants & caterers
8:00 pm     Live Auction in Hansen Dome Theatre
9:00 pm     Led Zeppelin Laser Show in Hansen Dome Theatre Sci-Fi favorites in the ATK IMAX Theatre
Mad Scientist Costumes Encouraged
Buy a chance or bid to win exciting packages including Sundance Film Festival VIP credentials, travel getaways, sporting event tickets, Broadway touring shows, and a one-of-a-kind astrophotography experience.
Proceeds support Clark Planetarium’s leading edge space science education program serving over 83,000 school children each year.
  • Individual Gala tickets: $50 in advance
  • Opportunity Boxes: $20 each or 6 for $100 (Buy a chance to win theatre tickets or other exciting prizes).
  • Black Hole Sponsor at $1,500 (4 VIP gala tickets with sponsor reception, 40 theatre tickets, and yearlong recognition).
  • Red Giant Sponsor at $2,500: (4 VIP gala tickets with sponsor reception, 60 theatre tickets, backstage tour and yearlong recognition).
  • Consider a donation if you are unable to attend.
Buy Tickets here
We suggest using Internet Explorer if you are experiencing problems placing your order. Or contact Cynthia Lyman at 385-468-1222.
For more information about this event, please call Cynthia Lyman at 385-468-1222 or email at
Special thanks to RIESTER for design sponsorship of this event.

Tinkertoy exhibit

Tinkertoy exhibit -
Build Your Imagination at Discovery Gateway!
Tinkertoy® exhibit photos
Discovery Gateway would like to thank its local sponsors for their support of TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination:

GE Capital Bank
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
GE Capital Americas
Reaveley Engineers + Associates, Inc.
Hamilton Partners, Inc.
Ron & Carolyn Reaveley
Maria Stillman Farrington 
FFKR Architects
GSBS Architects
Steel Encounters, Inc. 
Get Involved with TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination
For more information about upcoming events and sponsor benefits, please contact Maria Farrington via email or at 801-456-5437 ext. 106.

Tinkertoy® traveling exhibit at Discovery Gateway
Now open September 22nd through January 6th.
Included with Admission!

Discovery Gateway's new English/Spanish bilingual traveling exhibit is a larger-than-life throwback to the clasic toy so many of us grew up with. Put those fine mortor skills to use and gather the whole family for good, old-fashioned fun!

Giant replicas of the classic TINKERTOY® construction set provide the framework for fun, educational activities inspired by GE technologies that turn imagination into working solutions to real world challenges. Bring the whole family to the exhibit and enjoy a variety of activities that promote imagination and collaboration:

Invent – Children are encouraged to think about where ideas come from, and to explore the emerging field of biomimicry – nature’s influence on design. Visitors can match real inventions with their natural inspiration and create a design of their own.

Collaborate – Dual-sided panels allow visitors to work independently or with a partner to create TINKERTOY designs.

Energize – Children can explore GE’s commitment to renewable energy as they use a kid-powered fan to test their own wind-powered TINKERTOY creations.

Change – A Rube Goldberg-like contraption illustrates the power of creative thinking and how simple mechanisms work. The activity lets children select and position words to build silly – but thought-provoking! – sentences that serve as the springboard for innovation.

Process/Connect – TINKERTOY-inspired equipment lets children explore the concept of filtration, while a companion activity invites them to build ball tracks that illustrate how GE technologies help address the challenge of providing clean water. Finding the correct path through a graphic maze answers children’s curiosity about “Where does the water go?”

Develop – Visitors will enjoy filling a life-size human form with TINKERTOY hubs, providing a great photo opportunity and revealing the elements of a healthy lifestyle – and emptying the piece is fun, too! A special rotating TINKERTOY hub array inspires children to consider the impact of their personal choices, highlighting one of our most important responsibilities: taking care of ourselves so that we can do anything!

Create – This open play area reserved for children age 3 and older features a spectacular assortment of TINKERTOY pieces – the perfect place to build their imagination. Pictures of remarkable TINKERTOY creations and special tips provide guidance and inspiration.

The Tinker Tank – A walk-in size replica of a TINKERTOY canister is the starting point for the exhibit’s challenging scavenger hunt, a must for those with an eye for detail and a nose for knowledge! The Tinker Tank contains a variety of educational materials that attest to the impact of unconventional ideas on some of the world’s greatest – and strangest – inventions, and serve as a reminder that “If at first you don’t succeed…” 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happenings at Orem City Library

Mon., Sept. 24-Film Screening: Sullivan's Travels (1941) 6:30 pm
Mon., Sept. 24-Orem Arts Council Presents: Farnsworth Family Musicians 7:00 pm
Tues., Sept. 25-Special Orem Reads Storytime 10:30 am
Tues., Sept. 25-Seven Turning Points in Orem's History 7:00 pm
Wed., Sept. 26-Utah State Extension Service: Canning Program 7:00 pm
Thurs., Sept. 27-Writing Your Own Personal History: Principles of Good Writing, Life Timeline 10:00 am
Thurs., Sept. 27-The Bright Edge: A Naturalist's Vision of Our Home Landscape 7:00 pm
Fri., Sept. 28-Film Screening: After Tomorrow (1932) 6:30 pm

Orem Public Library

Friday, September 21, 2012

Utah Valley Fieldtrips

BYU planetarium/Erying Science Center

Civil War (Fall or Spring) Camp Floyd State Park- Mark Trotter
18035 West 1540 North
Fairfield, Utah 84013

Snowshoeing with a naturalist (winter after the snowfall)
Kathy Donnell

Hutchings Museum

Officer Friendly- Contact your local Police Department

Red Cross Fieldtrip

Ellis Island Experience (Sept 11-Sandy/July Freedom Festival)

Tracy Aviary Free on Mondays with seven peaks pass

Thanksgiving Point fieldtrips

Cornbellies fieldtrip (Usually October)

HEE HAWS Farm- The original Cornbellies)

Kennecot Bingham Copper Mine

BYU Bean Museum

Museum of Art at BYU

Pioneer Village in Provo

This is the Place Park

Discovery Gateway

Wheeler Historic Farm

Park City Ski $25 ski now and locals only
Utah 5th grade ski passport
Utah 6th grade Ski passport

Soldier Hollow Cross Country Skiing/Tubing

Clark Planetarium

Govenors Mansion

State Capital Bldg

Media One Newspaper Agency
Brian 1-801-204-6112


Lets Go Green

Jump on it Trampoline

Seven Peaks Ice Skating

Fat Cats or BYU Bowling

Provo Printing Museum

Costco/Sam\'s Club Bakery

Antelope Island Jr. Ranger Programs

Heber Creeper train ride

Museum of Peoples and Cultures

Young Chefs Academy

U of U Natural History Museum

Festival of Trees

Museum of LDS church History/Temple square Museums

LDS pasta Factory

Fish Hatchery

Utah Symphony

Kangaroo Zoo Pleasant Grove
Jumpin Jacks Springville
Jump on it Lindon

Shakespeare Festival School Group

Police Station
Fire Station
Red Butte Gardens
Beehive House
BYU Palenaontolgy Museum
Ogden Nature Center
KSL Weather studio
BYU television studio
Living Planet Museum
BYU Art Museum
Hospital TOur- Timpanogos Hospital
Fremont State Park Museum
Salt Lake Cemetery
Reptile Show 801-577-7182
Apple Store Gateway
BYU motion Picture Studios
BYU TV station now on BYU campus- 1.866.662.9888
NOAA weather station-1801-524-5113 (Kevin)
Green Fiber Manufactures Isulation Salt Lake 801-910-2838
Salt Lake Water Treatment Facility
Provo Water Treatment Facility
Metro Waste Management Company
Salt Lake Solid Waste Management Landfill
Hill Aerospace Museum
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace
Sweets Candy Factory
Fish tanks bottom floor of Widstow Building
American West Heritage Museum
Timpanogos Cave National Monument Closes in October
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Anasazi State Park
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Scera Orem Heritage Museum
Willow Park in Logan
Arches National Monument
Mesa Verde National Monuments

Price Dinosaur Museum

Cover Fort Utah

Here\'s some links to some other sites not listed:

Here\'s link to all the festivals in Utah:

Here\'s the link to all the Utah State Parks and their events

Utah State Parks 2010 summer/fall events:

National Parks in Utah:

Utah History/Heritage and Culture

Mormon Culture

Great ideas for Family Reunions in Utah:!userfiles/PDFs/2010Family_Reunion.pdf

Space Center Pleasant Grove

Utah Opera
Ask for student and teacher discounts

Ballet West/Nutcracker
to request to attend a student in-theater presentation, please call 801-323-6911 or email

Utah Symphony
Students in grades 4-12 may receive one free ticket per season to select Utah Symphony Masterworks performances through Symphony for Students: Macy’s sends students to the Utah
Symphony. One (1) accompanying parent ticket ($16 + $1 SL County Building Preservation FundFee) is available for purchase at the time when the Symphony for Students voucher is redeemed. Visit for more information and to register for tickets. Encourage your students to sign up for free eAlerts about student tickets. Email us at or sign up online (complete confidentiality). More info about student tickets:

Utah Symphoy Youth Guild

The Utah Waters Van works for fourth grade and teaches students about the water cycle, weather, and the plants and animals in Utah's wetlands.
Central Utah Water Conservancy District
355 W. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058

The Lehi Legacy Pool offers a home school discount of $2.50 kids for 2 hours of swimming. 3 and under are free, but parents must provide the 2 swim diapers or buy them there. Adults are free. And if you give them enough notice they can open the large slide.

Another one is South County Bowling in Payson. Each person bowls for 2.50 a game and that includes shoes.

Provo Beach Resort is doing school field trip packages. It requires a group of 30 or more people to get the rate of $10 a person for a 30 minute educational presentation and 1 1/2 hours of play.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Happenings at Orem City Library

Happenings at the Orem Library:

Mon., Sept. 10-Film Screening: Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) 6:30 pm
Thurs., Sept. 13-Timothy Egan at Orem Reads Kickoff 7:00 pm
Fri., Sept. 14-Dean Duncan Presents: The Dust Bowl on the Silver Screen 7:00 pm
Fri., Sept. 14-Homeschool Back to School Night 7:00 pm
Sat., Sept. 15-Puppet Festival: Puppets in the Park 10:00 am
Sat., Sept. 15-The Story of Stitches 10:00 am

Mon., Sept. 17-Film Screening: Bound for Glory (1976, PG) 6:30 pm
Mon., Sept. 17-Storyteller Bil Lepp 7:00 pm
Tues., Sept. 18-Special Orem Reads Storytime 10:00 am
Tues., Sept. 18-1930's Platter Party: "What's So Bad about Feelin' Good?" 7:00 pm
Wed., Sept. 19-An Introduction to the Dust Bowl 7:00 pm
Thurs., Sept. 20-Library Closed for Annual Maintenance
Fri., Sept. 21-Film Screening: Wild Boys of the Road (1931) 6:30 pm
Sat., Sept. 22-Daughters of the American Revolution 12:30 pm

Orem Library

Thursday, August 2, 2012

COUPLES RETREAT - Marriage Counseling

A new TV series is being developed and they asked us to share the message.   If might not be something that any of you are interested in may know of someone who might benefit.
This is the message from them.  Don't contact us on this site for more information - because we don't have any.  :)

"We are doing a positive, family-oriented marriage help docu-reality series in which we have licensed therapists help married couples get back on track in a romantic, relaxing getaway setting.

We are ideally looking to help couples who have not been completely honest with one another, and need to get an honest, fresh start in their relationship. The getaway and program are at no cost to the family, and there will be compensation for the couple, as we know that many will be taking time off work to participate.

Call or e-mail me.

Mark Pomerville
Couples Retreat Marriage Help Program
O. 323-860-6745

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

BYU Theater - The Man Who Planted Trees

Scotland’s Puppet State Theatre Company in
School Matinee: Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m.
Pardoe Theatre–BYU Harris Fine Arts Center
Length of show: 65 minutes

Age: This thoughtful, intimate puppet show will best be enjoyed by children age 6+
(PLEASE NOTE:BABIES AND CHILDREN UNDER AGE 6 WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THIS PERFORMANCE) -- Please do disregard this guideline, thus risking an encounter with the ushers at the performance, and threatening WHEN's excellent working relationship with BYU.
Price: $2
Seating will be assigned by ushers upon arrival at the theatre.

About the show:
This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland into beautiful woodland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show,The Man Who Planted Trees shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make in the world.

Friday, June 29, 2012

WIN FREE Music CD - EFY "Arise and Shine Forth" 2012

Hello all --- I'm giving away 6 CD's from BYU's EFY (Especially For Youth) Summer Programs.  The Album is entitled "Arise and Shine Forth' and the Title Song "Arise and Shine" by David Osmond is BEAUTIFUL!

All of the information about entering to win can be found at Mormon Moms.

Thanks to Your LDS Radio - we are able to offer this to you!  You might want to check out the wonderful things that they are doing.  I didn't really know much about them until this week.  I'm impressed with the wonderful resources that they have to share.

With 3 teenagers myself - I know that our youth need to be taught truth and to be strengthened against the storms.  I appreciate those who are trying to do that.


Get info about:
Your LDS Radio

Especially For Youth Programs
BYU Summer Scholars

Friday, June 22, 2012

Spaulding Method of Music - Wonderful!

This message is from Damian Spaulding founder of The Spaulding School of Music and the "Spaulding Method". His desire is to add to the success of home school parents and their children!!!

He says: 
I have been teaching music for over 20 years  from a completely unique perspective.  I do not bind students to a rigid approach and force them to learn songs that do not inspire them.  Instead I have created a process that enables the student to learn any instrument "by ear" through a plan that is in large part driven and customized by them.  I have now migrated this process to work perfectly in an online home school environment where I can either teach the parents how to teach their 
children, or teach the children directly.  The decision is truly up to the parent and how they would like to experience the process.
More information can be found here;   
I have been told by numerous home school parents that my approach has been invaluable for how their children naturally learn and I look forward to impacting more lives with your permission. Spaces are very limited as all instruction is done one-on-one with me personally.

Also: Through my method, religious individuals can learn music through their preferred selection of music. With the child directed approach that we also employ, learners that regularly do not learn well in a standard instructional setting tend to excel. The proof is in my testimonials page.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

LDS Homeschool Conference - August 10th and 11th, 2012 - BEAUTIFUL ARTICLE

Article by Tresta K. Neil -

As a young homeschool mother my faith in myself, my abilities and in my Savior were greatly increased by my friend and mentor LuJean Livingston. Each month a few of us would sit at her feet and listen as she unfolded the mystery of how to teach our children at home. She would quote the prophets, read from the scriptures, unveil a beautiful new piece of art, sing hymns and tell stories. She brought in guests who taught us about music, art and math. She had mothers share their homeschool experiences in literature and language, history and geography. LuJean could, almost magically, take one word and add life, understanding and beauty to it. I looked forward to each month, each new nugget of knowledge and understanding; I longed for the spirit I felt there. My understanding and faith grew tremendously during those years. I gained the confidence in my ability to teach my children and gained a true education for myself along the way.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

ART CAMP - NEXT WEEK (for a good cause)

This post is by permission.  We're very sorry for any misunderstandings as to previous posts. 

"Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth."  ~John Ruskin
We (Summer Price and Alyssa Hokanson) are holding a week-long art class where our students will be taught a wide variety of techniques, mediums and models. They will be introduced to many different kinds of art- from modern to classic. Our students will be able to test their hand at their own projects and find out for themselves which is their favorite. We will teach them many techniques- from cartoon strips to plants and animals. We will teach them about drawing from different perspectives and help them find what comes most naturally to them.
Our class will be held June 11-15th. You can choose between a morning (younger) or afternoon (older) class. Each class is 3 hours long, Monday through Friday.
Morning: 9am-12pm ages 8-10
Afternoon: 1pm-4pm ages10-12

Students who would like to attend that DO NOT fit into an age range or cannot attend when their age is being taught, please email us and they will probably be Able to attend (the age range is a general guideline).

Friday, June 8, 2012

Leap Into Love of Learning

Coming 4 September 2012!!!
Moor House Academy 

Leap into the Love of Learning!

A class for children 6-12.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Mornings from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Conveniently located in Orem, Utah near I-15.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ceramics Classes

Curio Clayworks Ceramics Classes 

We offer couples classes that provide togetherness activities for all ages. Have a unique bonding experience with your toddler or young child at our Mommy and Me Class (dads and grandparents are welcome too, of course). Or, enjoy a special date and reconnect with a spouse or loved one at our Couples Class.

Art lovers that want a taste of ceramics will find our Hand Building Class a treat as we cover the three hand building techniques. For blossoming artists who want to immerse themselves in clay, we have a Beginning Ceramics Course that meets weekly and covers both hand building and wheel throwing methods.

For the student that is ready to delve deep into ceramics with extended hands on study of hand building and wheel throwing techniques, we have one-on-one Private Lessons to give serious, aspiring artists individual learning opportunities. As an extension of our courses and private lessons, we offer Open Studio Sessions that provide extra, uninstructed practice time for current students.

free school matinee performances

The Apple-Pip Princess

A kingdom once full of laughter, happiness, trees, and birdsong becomes quiet and barren when the queen dies. Can Serenity, the youngest of three princesses, bring hope and life back to her kingdom and build community with a single apple pip, a precious seed left to her by her mother?

Come find out how this adventure unfolds as creative choreography, an original score, and exquisite costumes bring to life this enchanting story.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 10:00 a.m.
Sandy Amphitheatre | 1245 East 9400 South

Friday, September 21, 2012 | 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Weber State University | Ogden, Utah
10:00 a.m. – Ogden School District
12:30 p.m. – Box Elder, Davis, & Weber Districts

The performance is suitable for all ages and runs approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. 

Limited seating is available. To reserve seatsplease send an e-mail or call 801.581.7374.  When you make your reservation, be prepared with the following information: School name or grade level(s)/teacher name if applicable, number of teachers attending, number of students attending, and number of chaperones attending.  Seats may be reserved for an entire school, grade level(s), or individual classes

A favorite Children's book

In a house full of wonderful books, this book has been the most requested one from all the kids. I love it's message. The child presents different scenarios (such as if I broke the window with a baseball), would you still love me? The parent explains the consequences of each action, & then assures the child that they would of course still love them. The book ends with the parent asking the child if they make rules (tied into the story such as not letting them throw the baseball at the window), would the child still love the parent.
This book has prompted so many conversations with the kids. It seems to really reassure them that no matter what they do, while there will be consequences, they will still be loved. Out of my hundreds of picture books, this is one of the few "must have's".
It is currently only $.69 used on amazon!  

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kindle raffle for fundraising

Fundraising for a little-boy from Latvia.   He has Cerebral Palsy.. Spastic Quadraparesis... and is in need of being evaluated at Shriner's Hospital. As they can only evaluate him this time, any treatment he needs will need to be done in December. There is still quite a bit of money I need to fundraise, and I really dislike feeling like I am hounding all of you! If anyone has successfully fundraised large sums of money... say for something like this, or adoption, let me know. I need to branch out a bit but I don't know a lot of people. I don't have a lot of family, none really in Utah, and none that can (or wants) to help. I'm on my own with this one! My ears are very open to great ideas! 

Right now I am doing a "raffle" for a Kindle and an American Girl doll. It is $5/ticket, and you can choose which raffle you would like to be in. I am doing this until Saturday. If you all could pass this along I would appreciate it! The raffle is on my blog, here:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Free activities in Weber County

transit of Venus this evening!

Venus is crossing the Sun today and you will not see it again in your lifetime, that's the next transit being 2110s! So you better see it today. Here are tips to see the transit and here is a weather map showing if you will be seeing it. Here are the tips!

Pacific Time - Starts 3:08pm and last through Sunset
Mountain Time - Starts 4:08pm and lasts through Sunset
Central Time - Starts 5:08pm and lasts through Sunset
Eastern Time - Starts 6:08pm and lasts through Sunset

Venus Transit Website Simulator

DO NOT look at it without a solar telescope or protective lenses.

If you have a spotting scope or binoculars, face it to the Sun, have a white piece of paper between the optic and you and you can project an image on the paper, thus seeing Venus crossing the Sun. Any pair of binoculars will work!

LDS Testament film needs extras

LDS New Testament Film Project - Pre-Screening day for background extras - Saturday, June 9thThe casting office has scheduled a day to see all those who have applied to be background players (extras). If you would like to be a background player for the New Testament project, we would like to meet you in person! 

Wildcraft game on sale

We have this game & it's one of my son's favorites.  It's also unique in that you work as a team, there are no winners & losers at the end.
Guess what?

Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game is nearly 50% off.

FreedomProject Education - Online Open house June 7th

From a local homeschooling mom: "We tried the Latin class from this school. It was very good. My son enjoyed it a lot. The cost is low for a private school."

Freedom Project Education

Where the American education system has dropped the ball on teaching the constitutional basics, JBS affiliate, the American Opinion Foundation, picks up. It has successfully created a Pre-K to Grade 12 online curriculum through FreedomProject Education (FPE).

To help create the educated electorate that founder Robert Welch envisioned as the solution to America's ills, "Teaching students how to think and not what to think" is a motto painted on the sides of both of FPE's vans now seen regularly crisscrossing the country attending 50+ conventions this year.

Free Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

I am getting to many roaches for the size of tank that I have. I am wondering if anyone is interested in having some as pets. The kids love them. They are easy to care for and are interesting to watch and learn about. You need a tank, some substrate like cocoa fiber, and some bark or leaf litter for them to hide under. They live for about 2 years. They eat vegetables, fruits, eggshells, and dog or cat food pellets. They are tropical and thrive in a humid environment. They do not have wings like regular cockroaches. You have to mist their cage every few days with a water bottle. They make a loud hissing noise when disturbed that thrills the kids. Let me know if anyone is interested. You can have them for free.


Summer Dance Camp

*Starz Unlimited has been holding dance classes for homeschooled students since 1995. Come and check out our fun summer dance camps!*

Look at all of our great summer camps! What a great way to beat summer boredom!*

Summer Camp registration is now open on the website at

Summer Fun Dance Camp Ages 4-7*
July 17-20 10:00 am-12:30 pm*

Children will dance their way through fun summer themes as they participate in creative movement, clogging, pre-ballet and tumbling. They will also enjoy a craft and small snack.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Still need lots of host families for Japanese exchange

I am forwarding this email – see below - for Lisa and the Japanese exchange program. They really need help this year finding homes for these kids. Please help by either hosting a student or by passing this email on to others who might be able to host. It is an easy and fun program. Just to recap, this is what host families would be committing to: 

-pick the student up on July 24th - in Clearfield 

-keep them safe and as happy as possible - just doing whatever you would normally do as a family - give them a place to sleep - take them with as you would your other kids - feed them what you eat - you don't have to plan anything special - you just fit them in with whatever you would be doing anyway 

2012 Westside Curriculum & Book Exchange

Title:2012 Westside Curriculum & Book Exchange
Date:Thursday June 7, 2012
Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:Valley Regional Park 5100 South 2700 West Taylorsville, SL County
Notes:The school year is over and it's time to clean off those book shelves! Join us for this annual curriculum sale and exchange. Buy, sale, or trade curriculum, books, manipulatives, or developmental toys that you no longer need. Everyone is welcome. Be sure to have prices on all items you wish to sell marked clearly on each item with a post-it or sticker as well as your name. If you plan to bring items to sale or donate, please plan to arrive a few minutes early.

Legacy Concert Series

The Legacy Concert Series is a sensational new series designed to showcase local musicians performing solo and small ensemble works. 

Come enjoy an evening of inspiring music! We will be presenting many of your familiar favorites 
in conjunction with some you may never have heard. We provide a refreshing alternative to the same old 
date night: the latest romantic comedy or action flick that at least one of you isn't that excited about. 
Bring your sweetheart or aspiring young musician to hear the music of the great masters. 

You are cordially invited to attend our premiere concert on
Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm
at American Fork Jr. High. (1120 North 20 West, American Fork, UT 84003) 

This wonderful concert is FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

LDS Holistic conference

LDS Holistic Living Conference and Expo
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Paradigm Charter High School
11577 S 3700 W
S Jordan, UT
Free, open-to-the-public vendor area from 8:00-6:00

Mom's retreat for homeschooling moms!

Welcome to the 7th annual Moms’ Retreat.  Our purpose is to provide an environment for mothers to receive personal revelation on their God-given mission.  The Moms’ Retreat is a non-profit overnight, mountain retreat created to educate and support LDS, TJEd homeschooling mothers. Please explore this website to familiarize yourself with this incredible event, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Melanie Ballard, Founder & Director
Tammi Michaels, Director
Kelli Poll, Director

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Keystone Education

Thom & Tresta's Keystone Education

Enhance your implementation of

Celestial Education in your home with more

Confidence, Clarity, and Connection!

Would you like  to live with peace, joy, clarity and connection no matter your circumstances?
Would you like to find Confidence and Clarity in an Unsure World?
Did you know that changing a few moves could increase your relationships?

Join us, Thom and Tresta Neil,  June 2 with our guest Mindy Heath for more clarity and confidence building ideas.  These will be actual tools you can bring home that day to help increase your family relationships.  We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Service & presentation at Deer Creek

Two Service Opportunities at Deer Creek Along with a Live Bird Presentation and a Free Entrance Pass for the Day!
Thursday, June 7th or Thursday, June 14th at 10:00am.
One week will be a Peregrine Falcon and the other will be a Great Horned Owl

Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat and a picnic to enjoy after our "Clean Up" Service.

We will meet, starting at 9:30 am, at Deer Creek's Rainbow Bay Group Area.
Rainbow Bay is between Deer Creek's Main Marina entrance (past Wallsburg Group Area) and the Island/Dock of the Bay Marina. The Group Area will be on the left past the Fee Station in Rainbow Bay.

A Free Entrance Pass, will be given to each vehicle for the day as a "Thank You" for your volunteer service.
The live bird presentation will be at 10 am, followed by a Community Clean-Up. It is a family affair, so all who are willing to help are welcome.

Trash bags and any tools needed will be provided.

What a fun and rewarding way to start the summer and spend some time at the lake!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Host families needed

These students are coming and they don’t have families for them yet. If you can host, please contact Lisa at .

It is a great opportunity and the time goes by quickly so if you are still thinking, “maybe…” why not just try it. Look at the list of kids and see if you find one that would fit with your family and open your home to them for these few weeks. J 

If you know of anyone else who might be interested, please forward this email. They really need to find more host families soon so these kids have somewhere to stay.


Dear Friends,

We still have quite a few youth awaiting host families this year. Our dates for our summer program are July 24-August 18. I am attaching...

1) a letter that explains our summer program

2) a list of boys and girls awaiting homes

3) a host family application

We still have the following...


July 24-Aug 18

11 yrs - 2

12 yrs - 12

13 yrs - 13

14 yrs - 3

15 yrs -1

16 yrs - 1

July 28-Aug 18

11 yrs - 1

13 yrs - 1

15 yrs - 1

16 yrs -1

Aug 1-18

16 yr - a


July 24-Aug 18

11 yrs - 2

12 yrs - 6

13 yrs - 5

14 yrs - 3

15 yrs - 2

16 yrs - 3

July 28-Aug 18

10 yrs - 1

11 yrs - 1

July 31 - August 18

21 yrs - 1

We also have chaperones waiting for home. Their dates are July 24 - Aug 3 & Aug 5 - 18.

If you are interested please send me your top THREE choices (Name & Number) in order of preference and I will reserve them for you. Please fill out the host family application and email it back to me. Please make sure your Acrobat Readaer is up to date and if you have a MAC just email me your family picture and I will attach it for you.

Thanks for looking and being willing to host. PLEASE pass this info along as we would like to find host families for these kids quickly.

Thanks again!

Lisa Kent

Premium International Exchange

Placement Coordinator 

Free classes this weekend

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