Local Events Calendar
November 24 - November 26
**Logan High School presents “Curtains” (a musical who-done-it) – continuing TONITE(Monday) and Tuesday nights at 730p.m. in the Logan High School Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased online by going to the school’s website at www.loganschools.org then going to the student or parent/community link to find musical tickets. Cost: $7 adults/ $5 students & children for online reserved seating. ($6 for adults & $5 students/children for online general admission seating. Tickets are slightly more if purchased at the door.
** Join the Logan Library TONITE(Monday)for this week’s Monday Movie which will be “Maleficent”(pronounced mal-LEF-i-sent) Explore the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain in this wickedly fun twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty. In an unforgiving mood after a neighboring kingdom threatens her forest, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse on the king’s newborn daughter, the Princess Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent finds herself becoming fond of the girl. Then the conflict between the two realms intensifies. This movie is rated PG. Maleficent 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.
** Logan Library Activities for teens Teen Tuesday (events specifically for patrons 11-18) Now starts at 3:30 pm! Come check out: • Teen Tuesday Nov 25: Lights, Camera, Anime! Kick back, relax, and enjoy a show with your friends. Showtime is 3:35-5pm (right after deliberation time at 3:30) in the Jim Bridger room. For more information, visit the Library at 255 N Main, call 435-716-9123, or check the library’s website at http://library.loganutah.org/nlw
**Hours for the Logan Community Recreation Center are: Wednesday, November 26 5:30 am to 9:30 pm/ Thursday, November 27 Closed (Thanksgiving Day)/Friday, November 28 5:30 am to 9:30 pm/ Saturday, November 29 7:00 am to 5:00 pm/ 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 .
**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.
** As this Thanksgiving season approaches we are reflecting on your generosity and giving and would like to say "THANK YOU!" for your support. We are looking for those of you that would like to participate in the "Santa For Hope" Christmas program where we take care of the Christmas needs for individuals and families. We are gathering names and needs from our Hope Families and want to know if you want to participate? Please let us know if you would like to take a family or donate money or just pray for a wonderful thanksgiving and Christmas season a season for thankfulness and giving. For more information: Roger Welsh, Cache Valley For Hope Cancer Foundation,Inc.
www.cachevalleyforhope.org or call (435-755-3003)
**The Cache Humane Society is collecting donations to help the shelter prepare for winter. Their target is $65-hundred dollars by Thanksgiving. Less than 3 weeks left to reach the target and only $1400 to go! All donations will be matched. That’s double the dollar! A total of $13-thousand dollars if they reach their target. Please donate today through www.cachehumane.org/help/donate mention “Winter Warmer” in comments. Every dollar helps.
**Preston City’s annual “Festival of Lights” will be held Friday, November 28th and Saturday, Nov. 29th. Friday events include: a Free Movie “Mary Poppins”(rated G) at 1p.m. at Worm Creek Theatre; “The Holiday Ball” from 8p.m. to 11p.m. (with floor show at 8p.m.)in the old gym at Preston High School. A fundraiser for Strictly Ballroom. Cost is $5/individual or $25/family…Saturday events: The Bed Race at 12 noon (State St & 1st South); Live entertainment from 3p.m. to 630p.m. in the Rounds Insurance parking lot; Movie “Mary Poppins” at 1p.m. at Worm Creek Theatre; Santa on State Street from 3p.m. to 5p.m.; Chili Cook-off @ 3p.m. in the lot next to The Owl (chili sold to the public after judging); Hypnotist at 4p.m.at Worm Creek ($2); Fireworks & Lighted Parade at 630p.m. (State Street); Concert by Wood Live Music in the Preston High auditorium at 8p.m.…$5 in advance, $7 at the door. For more information: www.idahofestivaloflights.org
**Cache Community Connections (CCC) invites Cache Valley to participate in Faith Exchange Welcome Weeks (FEWW) for the month of November. CCC is an organization of civic and religious leaders formed after 9/11 that continues to meet on a monthly basis to help celebrate and foster both the religious diversity and spiritual unity of the valley through hosting a variety of monthly and yearly programs. For a number of years CCC has sponsored the Faith Exchange in the month of November, the month of Thanksgiving, to encourage everyone to attend their fellow community member’s religious services and meetings. Please invite a neighbor to your service and ask a friend to go with you to a different church to experience the growing religious diversity of the valley and inherent unity of purpose in all religions. For more information: Betsy Franchina (520-405-7223).
** Everyone is invited to attend the annual Hyde Park Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony ,Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 pm at the Hyde Park Civic Center 113 East Center Street, Hyde Park . The tree is on the west side of the building. Refreshments will be served and a special visitor from up north is scheduled to make an appearance.
**Better get your tickets early for the USU/BYU Men’s Basketball game – Tuesday, Dec 2nd at 7p.m. in the Spectrum. For tickets: (435-797-0305) or www.utahstateaggies.com
**If you or someone you know never graduated from high school, there is a new way to get your Adult Education diploma! Call Cache High and enroll ASAP! (435) 755-0716 Begins December 2nd!
**The Greater Smithfield Chamber invites you to the 8th annual Night of Giving, December 6th at Sky View High School. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. with a live auction of Christmas trees and packages. You may preview the packages and trees starting at 6:00 p.m. All proceeds are used to purchase Christmas for families in the community. Tickets are on sale at Lee’s Marketplace in Smithfield. Sugar N’ Spice decorates for the evening. Lee’s Marketplace will be catering the event with a smorgasbord of food. If you would like to donate monetarily or with a tree, gift or raffle item or if you have any questions contact The Greater Smithfield Chamber at (435-890-3730).
**Stokes Nature Center presents a “Winter Wreath Workshop” Saturday, December 6th from 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm at Stokes Nature Center in Logan Canyon. Back by popular demand, Macy's florist Sarah Parslow returns to SNC to showcase creative DIY holiday wreaths, and guide us in constructing our own from fresh evergreens and foliage. These beautiful wreaths guarantee aromatic seasonal charm, lasting several weeks indoors and months outdoors! Take one home for yourself or create a unique and original seasonal gift. Sarah guides us from start to finish with her trademark humor and charm. All materials included in workshop. Workshop max is 15 participants. Participants should being pliers and clippers, as these are absolutely essential tools for creating a beautiful, lasting wreath. Cost: $25/$20 (SNC Members). For questions or to register call 435-755-3239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
**The Child and Family Support Center is sponsoring “A Very Unique Christmas Boutique” – Dec 6th from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at 380 W 1400 North in Logan and Dec 13th from 10a.m. to 1p.m. at 10 N 600 East in Hyrum. For holiday gifts, crafts, décor, goodies and more.
** 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 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 Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner. For example, boxed stuffing, canned cranberries, canned vegetables, Turkey, Ham, etc. It is preferred that the items be non-perishable, but every little bit will help. All you need to do is drop it off the officers will take care of the rest. The Smithfield City Police Department hopes everyone has a safe and happy holiday season. For more information: Sergeant Nick Hidalgo (435) 563-8501.
** 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 December 20th 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.
** The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. Blood donations often decline during the holidays when donors get busy with travel and family gatherings, but the need for blood remains steady. Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). As extra encouragement to donate blood during the busiest time of November for many people, presenting blood donors from Nov. 26 through Nov. 30 will receive a limited-edition Red Cross potholder stuffed with unique celebrity chef recipes, while supplies last. Thanksgiving recipes are courtesy of Mario Batali, Rocco DiSpirito, Alex Guarnaschelli and Mike Isabella.
**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.