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Local Events Calendar
December 19 - December 22

**Logan Tabernacle Christmas Concert Series 2014 presents Tidings of Comfort & Joy-TONITE (Friday): Westminster Bell Choir & Sunday: Cache Community Food Pantry Benefit Concert.  All concerts are FREE to the public and begin at 7p.m.


**USU is hosting the World Vision Classic Men’s Basketball tourney (sponsored by Gossner Foods) thru Saturday evening with 4 teams taking place: South Dakota State, Cal-State Bakersfield, Idaho State and Utah State.  TONITE (Friday):  CSU-Bakersfield vs. South Dakota State @ 530p.m./ Utah State vs Idaho State @ 805p.m./ Saturday:  CSU Bakersfield vs Idaho State @ 530p.m./ Utah State vs South Dakota State @ 805p.m.  For tickets: www.utahstateaggies.com or call (435-797-0305).

** The 14th Annual ‘Holiday Cards with a Cause’  featuring local artist Jerry Fuhriman and printed by Square One Printing,  is a fundraiser to raise money for Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, a non-profit organization that provides recreational opportunities for youths and adults with disabilities.   Fuhriman, a Cache Valley artist, known for his watercolor and oil paintings of Cache Valley landscapes donates six of his paintings each year to be reprinted as holiday cards. These are high quality color prints  that can be imprinted with any holiday message. Available in gift boxes at Crumb Brothers, Global Village, Caffe Ibis, Fuhriman’s Framing & Fine Art, Serendipity Salon, Herm’s Inn, or by calling (435) 713-0288.  Custom orders of any quantity are available.

**The Utah Safety Council is holding the Alive at 25 course for young drivers between the ages of 15-24 in the Logan area. The course will take place Saturday  at Utah State University, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The registration fee is $30. For additional information or to register, please contact the Utah Safety Council at 801.746.SAFE (7233) or visit www.utahsafetycouncil.org.

**This Holiday season support the Cache Community Food Pantry by shopping at Global Village Gifts (69 E 100 North)in Logan on Saturday from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Global Village Gifts will donate a portion of their sales to the food pantry.  Bring in a non-perishable item and receive 15% off one regularly-priced item.

**Do you want to know more about firearms, archery and hunting?  The Utah Dept of Natural Resources at the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range will be starting a series of free classes to the public starting Saturday from 9a.m. to 1030a.m.  The first class will be an introduction to what will be covered throughout the series and will start off with training on handguns.  The topic of handguns will cover firearm safety, the different types of handguns with their pros and cons, and the basics of proper grip, stance and sight alignment.  A new topic will be presented every month.  A schedule can be seen at http://wildlife.utah.gov/cache-valley-shooting-center.html.  The shooting range is located at 2851 W.Valley View Hwy in Logan.  For more information: (435-753-4600).

** The ever popular December tradition at the Ellen Eccles Theatre returns, The Bar J Wranglers, the world famous singing cowboys from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will perform Saturday at 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM. The Bar J Wranglers will entertain the entire family with western harmonies straight from the range, cowboy stories and jokes that will have you laughing in the aisles, and an evening of inspiration that will continue to lift your spirits long after the show. Tickets start at $17 and can be found at www.CacheArts.org, at the box office at 43 S Main in Logan or call (435) 752-0026.

** Join the Logan Library Monday night, December 22nd, for this week’s Monday Movie which will be A Christmas Story.  It is Christmas time and 9-year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range Shot 200 BB gun, though it seems no one will let him have it. His mother, his teacher, and even good ole Santa Claus are convinced that Ralphie will shoot his eye out. This movie is rated PG. A Christmas Story begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Jim Bridger Room.  Admission and popcorn are FREE. For additional information please visit our web site http://library.loganutah.org or call the Logan Library at 435-716-9121.

**The Smithfield City Police Department is holding a Food Drive for the Cache Valley Food Bank from NOW  to December 22nd in hopes of restocking the Cache Valley Food Bank for their Christmas dinner.   There will be boxes for food donations at the Smithfield City Police Department, Smithfield City Office Building, Smithfield City Rec Center, the Smithfield City Library, and Lee's Marketplace in Smithfield.  The foods that are most needed will be those foods used for a Christmas dinner.  For example, boxed stuffing, canned cranberries, canned vegetables, Ham, etc.  It is preferred that the items be non-perishable, but every little bit will help.  For more information: Sergeant Nick Hidalgo (435) 563-8501.

**Hours for the Logan Community Recreation Center are: December 22nd – 23rd: 5:30 am to 9:30 pm/  Dec 24th:  5:30 am to 3:00 pm (Christmas Eve)/ December 25 Closed (Christmas Day)/ December 26 5:30 am to 9:30 pm/ December 27:  7:00 am to 5:00 pm/ December 29th & 30th  5:30 am to 9:30 pm/ December 31 5:30 am to 6:00 pm (New Year’s Eve)/ January 1- Closed (New Year’s Day)/ January 2 5:30 am to 9:30 pm.  For more information concerning this or other Logan Parks and Recreation Department programs or facilities contact us at 435-716-9250 or stop by 195 South 100 West, Logan or visit  www.loganutah.org/PR .

**Every Week the Logan Library has event specifically for patrons 11-18. Come Check out:  Teen Tuesday Dec 23: Lights, Camera, Anime! Kick back, relax, and enjoy a show of your choosing with your friends show time is 3:35-5:00 pm (right after deliberation time at 3:30 pm) in the Jim Bridger room.  For more information, visit the Logan Library at 255 N Main, call 435-716-9123, or check the library’s website at http://library.loganutah.org/

**Come by the Common Ground Outdoor Adventures (335 North 100 East,
Logan)  office between 9am - 5pm for great stocking stuffers and gifts!  They  have an assortment of new items (hats, jackets, jewelry, outdoor gear) donated by retailers at the Outdoor Retailers Show. Donation cards will be available for purchase to give to as gifts in honor of someone. Give the gift that keeps on giving this year…..ALSO  Common Ground thanks you for your ongoing support in 2014!  If you haven't already, please consider a year-end contribution to ensure that every child and adult with a disability has the opportunity to ride a bike, ski down the slopes or enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafting. Your donation will directly provide over 250 activities for 2,700 people with disabilities in 2015! They respectfully invite you to take a close look at CG’s successes and make a tax deductible year-end contribution. Your donation makes a direct impact right here in our community. For more information: (435-713-0288) or www.cgadventures.org


**The Logan City Environmental Department would like to announce that the decision has been made to discontinue extra curbside recycling collection this holiday season. In previous years, this service was offered as a courtesy to Cache County residents to help accommodate extra recyclables produced during the holiday season. However, participation was low and the extra collection created confusion about recycling schedules. Extra recyclable materials can be saved up for the next collection or taken to the mixed recycling drop site at the Logan Landfill for no charge. Cardboard can be taken to one of the several free cardboard drop sites located throughout the County. Recycling will continue on the every other week schedule for the remainder of 2014 and into 2015. The 2015 recycling collection schedule calendar is available at www.loganutah.org  and will be distributed in the Logan City utility bills in February.  Please keep in mind that bows, ribbons, packing peanuts, bubble mailers, batteries, boxes with plastic windows (please remove the plastic before recycling), foil or metallic materials, old electronics, photo paper, holiday lights, plastic grocery bags, and Styrofoam should NOT be recycled in your blue can. Some of these items may still be recyclable using other means. For more information: www.loganutah.org  or call 435-716-9755.


**Preston High School Spanish students are sponsoring the “Fleece” Navidad Service Project benefitting the Child and Family Support Center of Cache Valley.  They are accepting donations of blankets, coats, hats, scarves, socks, stuffed animals, etc.  Donations can be left at Preston High or call (435-757-6653) for pick-up or a delivery location in Smithfield.


**Your Valet Fine Dry Cleaning has kicked off its 2nd annual Coats For Christmas Drive.  Local residents are urged to donate gently used coats, jackets and sweaters for children, teenagers and adults.  All donations will be cleaned and distributed directly to those who need them most at CAPSA (KAP-suh)  throughout the month of December.  The collection site is at the store at 495 N 100 East in Logan – Monday thru Friday from 7a.m. to 7p.m. and Saturday from 9a.m. to 6p.m.  For more info (Ben 435-535-5170).

** The public is invited to “A Christmas Evening with Glenn Beck,” Dec. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Dahle Performing Arts Center.  Tickets will be $15 for adults and $7 for student and can be purchased online at www. wssd.k12.id.us/index.php/arts.  Funds raised will be divided between the event’s organizers: The Dahle Performing Arts Center, the Franklin County Theatre Arts Council/Worm Creek Opera House and the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation. For more information on this fund-raiser please call (Paul Swainston 208-221-1172, Nathan Hale 208-852-6040 or Sherry Phillips 747-3502, ext. 1

**With the holiday season here, it’s time again for the annual Parade of Gingerbread Homes in Downtown Logan.  Now through December 31, everyone is invited to stroll downtown to vote on their favorite gingerbread creations. The event has grown into a much loved local tradition, not only for the architects who design gingerbread creations but for everyone who participates by voting on their favorite edible wonderland. This year, each architect will have a chance to win one of three $100 Grand Prizes for the ‘Best of Show”. Voting Ballots and Maps are available at each site. This year, the site locations and their associated architects of the gingerbread homes are: Anderson's Seed & Garden, Cache Volunteer Center-TEAM Mentoring; Coppin's Hallmark, Emily Susan Pack; SE Needham Jewelers, Daniel & Leah Kennedy; Stork Landing, Jennifer, Anna Marie, Katherine, and Ashley Erickson; The Book Table, Pam Headley; The Sportsman, Linette Hlavaty; and U&I Furniture, Robyn Rusch & Emma Hammer. This year they have 5 returning architects from years past and they have collectively won 7 Best of Show awards. Enjoy the spirit, the lights, and the magic of downtown Logan! For More Information: Gary Saxton, Logan Downtown Alliance (organizer) 435.752.2161 ext 4 or visit www.logandowntown.org

**The Logan City Environmental Department would like to announce that the annual “Treecycling” drop site locations are now open for live Christmas trees disposal and recycling.  The drop sites, located throughout Cache County, are FREE and trees will be accepted until January 9, 2015. After that date, Christmas trees will need to be taken, for no charge, to the green waste facility at the Logan City Landfill (1400 W 200 N in Logan). To see a listing of drop sites, visit our website at www.loganutah.org or call 435-716-9755.

**Bridgerland Literacy helps adults who can speak and understand English, but have trouble reading it. If you know someone like that, contact Bridgerland Literacy. They offer free help and confidential help.  Call 435 750-3262 or stop by their office at the Bridgerland Applied Technology College at 1301 North 600 West in Logan. Their hours are from 10am to 5pm Monday-Thursday and 8am to noon on Friday. Bridgerland Literacy… for the power of reading. 

**The Ellen Eccles Theatre is proud to present comedian Paula Poundstone, January 17, 2015 at 7:30PM. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at CacheArts.org or (435) 752-0026 or visit the box office at 43 S Main in Logan.


**The HEAT (Home Energy Assistance Target) Program  will be open now through April 30, 2015 or until federal funds are exhausted.  It’s a federally funded assistance program designed to help low-income, elderly and disabled households with home energy costs.  HEAT benefits are a one-time payment and will not cover your entire winter heating costs. Cache County residents may call the BRAG HEAT Office at (435)713-1444 to schedule your appointment. Box Elder residents call 1-435-723-1116. Rich County residents call 1-877-772-7242. If you are elderly or disabled and unable to come into our office they have someone who will come to your home. Please mention this when you call to schedule your appointment. The Cache County HEAT office is located at the BRAG Office (Bear River Association of Governments) at 170 North Main, Logan. The State HEAT Policy has been changed and SHUTOFF NOTICES WILL NO LONGER receive priority service. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD and continue to pay your utility bills on time to avoid shutoff.

**Bear River Regional Housing Authority is accepting applications for their monthly rental assistance program.  The Housing Authority has preferences for families, people with disabilities and the elderly.  For more info: (435-752-7242) or come into the BRAG office at 170 N Main in Logan.  


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