Local Events Calendar
July 25 - July 27
**The Logan City Environmental Department offices and the landfill were closed on Thursday July 24th in observance of Pioneer Day. Thus there was NO residential or commercial garbage, recycling, or green waste collection on that day. Thursday’s routes will be collected TODAY(Friday). Please remember to have cans out on your curb by 7:00 AM on Friday as normal collection routes may not be followed. For more information please visit www.loganutah.org or call (435-716-9755).
**Logan Tabernacle Concerts, 21-25 July 2014. All Performances at 12:00 noon, Free to the Public: TODAY( Friday)- Little Bloomsbury “The Silk Road”, Chinese program : The theme of this year's Little Bloomsbury Chinese Presentation is The Silk Road, one of the world's oldest trade routes that played an important role in the exchange of culture, beliefs, technology, and inventions from Western China across Central Asia and the West. Through poetry reading, kung fu sign language performance, Chinese dance, and an intro to the stark practical and philosophical contrasts between Chinese and Western Medicine, Chinese and Western pop music, we offer a glimpse of the evolving diverse global civilization from ancient to modern times, from the Middle Kingdom to Cache Valley.
**Mendon City’s Pioneer Day activities continue TONITE (Friday): Volleyball Tournament begins @ Mendon Square (6p.m.); Flag Football game @ Mendon Square (ages 12 – 99)/ Saturday: Handcart ½ marathon @ Mendon Station (race @ 630a.m.); Sunrise 2K-5K-10K Run-Walk @ Mendon Station (7a.m.); All-you-can-eat Breakfast (7 to 9a.m.); Pancake Eating Contest @ flagpole (830a.m.); Animal events – Cash Sheep –Pig Chase-Chicken Chase-Rabbits Race (9a.m.); Frisbee Golf (1030a.m.); MAAC Art – Photography-Quilt Show in Mendon Station; PARADE on Main Street (12 noon); Kids games-Pony & Wagon Rides-Inflatable rides (2p.m. to 6p.m); Navajo Taco (Kirk Family Catering) from 3p.m. to 9p.m.; FIREWORKS wrap up the evening (after the ballgames).
**Amalga’s Pioneer Day activities will be held at Sugar Park on Friday and Saturday. TONITE(Friday) – Dessert Contest and Kids games(8p.m.); FIREWORKS at dark; Glow-in-the-dark Kickball(1030p.m.) / Saturday – Fun Run(730a.m.); Breakfast (8a.m.) Parade (10a.m.); Inflatables, Quilt Show, 3-on-3 Basketball, Strongman Contest, Hunger Games and Vendor Booths (all from 11a.m. to 2p.m.); Dutch Oven Dinner(7p.m.); Movie-“The Lego Movie”(915p.m.)
**The Old Barn Community Theatre presents “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” – starting TONITE [Friday] (and continuing every Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 730p.m. thru August 16th). Matinees on Aug 2nd and 9th at 230p.m.. (see Barn Burner dinner above). For ticket information: (435-458-BARN) or www.oldbarn.org
** Cooks and consumers are needed for a benefit Dutch Oven Cook Off. It will be held on Saturday of Pioneer Weekend (July 26th) in the King's Variety parking lot in Preston. Meal and Judging will start at 5 pm. Consumers will be judges. There are no entry fees for cooks. Tickets to eat are $10 per person or $25 per family of 4. The prize for the Entrée Category is a camp oven w/stove, and for the Dessert Category it is a 2-burner stove (Camp Chef). All proceeds to benefit the Preston Community Food Pantry.
**The Logan Rotary Club presents RAW (Ride Around the Wellsvilles), a 23, 66 or 96-mile Bike Ride around the Wellsville Mtns – Saturday at the Rotary Pavillion at Willow Park West (500 W 700 South, Logan). Group start at 7a.m. (all others through 8a.m.). The event includes supported course, rest stops, t-shirt and lunch. Registration cost is $50. Proceeds go to Bike for Bikes, providing bikes and helmets for Cache Valley youth. For more information and to register: www.rotaryRAW.com
**The Cache Practical Shooters (CAPS) will hold its monthly pistol match on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range, three miles west of Logan on the Valley View Highway. Approximately 150 round of ammunition are required. A required, New Shooter Orientation Class will begin at 7:45 a.m. and join the match at 9:00 a.m. The match is free to first time shooters or shooters who have not shot with them previously. Check the web site at www.utahshooters.org . Match fees are $12.00 for members and $17.00 for non- members. Membership is not required. Eye and ear protection are required and spectators are welcome. For information contact: Rich Meacham at 435 787 8131 or e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
**The Cache Valley Gardeners' Market is every Saturday from 9a.m. to 1p.m. at Horseshoe/Willow Park (thru Oct 18th). Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market has undergone astounding growth since its’ beginnings. Saturday mornings finds a vibrant community of people shopping, listening to music, visiting and having fun. The Market today is not only the best place in Logan to find fresh, locally grown produce, our customers can also stroll through a weekly Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, while sipping on fresh-squeezed lemonade and eating fine pastries. Admission: FREE.
**18th Annual Kickin Klassiks Car Show on Saturday in downtown Afton, WY, held in conjunction with Afton’s Crazy Days sidewalk sale. Registration 9 a.m. to noon; show n’ shine noon to 3:30; awards ceremony 4 p.m. For further information, contact Sharon Walker at 307-886-5732.
**Hearts 4 Homes a charity Golf Tournament for CAPSA will be held Tuesday at Birch Creek Golf Course in Smithfield (8a.m. shotgun start). Funds raised for this charity event will go directly to assist in the building of 9 homes that CAPSA will then utilize as extended stay housing for families in need. (The CAPSA motto is ‘We are not safe until we are all safe’). For more information: Matt Logan (435-774-4316) or email email@example.com
**OPTIONS’ for Independence -Youth Group is going to the Logan Aquatic Center Monday. Meet at the Aquatic Center at 11 a.m. Bring money for pool entry, water bottle, sun block and a towel. OPTIONS will furnish sandwiches and chips for lunch. The activity will end at 2 p.m. For more information contact Jennie at 753-5353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**OPTIONS’ For Independence Youth Summer Independent Living Class is Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Classes are for youth with disabilities whose goal is to live on their own in the next few years. Come learn social skills, basic home keeping skills, budgeting, dating, safety and more. Classes are free; however students do need to bring their own lunch. This class is at OPTIONS, 106 E 1120 N, Logan. For more information or to sign up for classes call Jennie or Nicole at 753-5353 or email
**The Herald Journal Tennis Tournament will be held beginning with Singles (Tuesday thru Aug 2nd) cost for the singles tournament is $12/ Doubles (Aug 4 – 6) cost for the doubles tournament is $20 per person. Different divisions. Sign-up now (thru Monday, July 28th) at the Logan Rec Center (195 S 100 West) in Logan or online at http://activityreg.com/selectactivity.wcs. For more information: Carolee Hammell (435-245-4987) or visit www.cachevalleytennis.org
**You’re never fully dressed without a smile. If you’re a band student it’s a smile and a uniform; unless you happen to be a student at Bear River High School. The band received used uniforms in 1987 and has made do with cleaning and repairing those uniforms for 27 years. But now, the band numbers have exceeded the stock on hand, and uniforms to match are no longer readily available. The arts are usually one of the most under-funded and the first to be cut during tight budget years in public education. Organizations such as marching band make do with very little and have become very creative with shoestring budgets. Thankfully, the band at Bear River High School has a group of supportive parents in their corner. This group has put together a fundraiser to raise the $60,000 necessary to replace the band’s uniforms. The Truman Brothers will be performing a benefit concert on their behalf on Tuesday- July 29, and students have been out selling tickets. Concert July 29th at 7pm- Box Elder County Fair Grounds. Concert tickets are $10/student $15/adult or $40/ for a family of 4. To purchase tickets and make donations please visit www.dresstheband.eventbrite.com
**Another Logan-area Cruise Night “Blast from the Past” will be held Wednesday at Quiznos. Bring out your classic car, hot rod, specialty vehicle, etc and join the fun. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you don’t have a vehicle you are welcome to come and take a look. Time will be from 630p.m. until dark or whenever the last car leaves.
**A Logan Summer Concert “We Are The Strike” (the next big band to come out of Utah) will be held Thursday night from 8p.m. to 930p.m. at the USU Outdoor Amphitheater. “We Are The Strike’ is known for their larger-than-life performances and musical expertise. In their short time together, they have already performed on the same ticket as acts like Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepson, Jason Scheff of Chicago, The Piano Guys, and Mason Jennings. Tickets are on sale now at both Twizlberry locations in Logan and online at www.vooray.com/wearethestrike-concert/
**It’s the 79th year of “That Famous Preston Night Rodeo”. It will be held July 31st, Aug 1st & 2nd at 830p.m. Featuring Mutton Bustin all 3 nights/ City of Fun Carnival and 3 Big Parades at 630p.m./ ChuckWagon Breakfast Saturday, Aug 2nd at 7a.m./ Preston Biathlon 15k Bike/5K Run and July Skys (at the Preston Airport)with a Candy Drop and Airshow on Saturday, Aug 2nd (gates open at 10a.m./airshow at 1p.m. and a Sidewalk Sale during the days of the rodeo. Buy tickets online at www.prestonrodeo.com or daily sales from 11a.m. to 6p.m. call (208-852-0898).
**Stokes Nature Center presents “Knee-High Naturalist- What's that Flying?” on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 from 9:00am-12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm at the Stokes Nature Center. Crawl, splash, dig and search your way through the wonders of nature. Be inspired by stories, laugh through games, and create nature-themed art during this fun outdoor learning time. This camp will be all about bats! Best for ages 4-7. Registration is required, so call 435-755-3239 or email email@example.com to save your place! Cost: $25
**Do you want to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with thousands of others around the nation in conserving landscapes, wildlife and our hunting heritage? You’re invited to spend time with your friends at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The RMEF Box Elder Chapter’s 22nd annual banquet is Friday, August 1st at 6p.m. at the Box Elder Fairgrounds (1000 N 1069 West) in Tremonton. For more info: (John T Hurley 435-279-3198).
**South Cache Soccer’s Fall Online Registration is now open. To register go to www.southcachesoccer.com (select recreation tab). Players must be born between Aug 1st, 2004 and July 31st, 2010. Registration will be open until August 2nd. They are also looking for volunteer coaches. For more information: (Brandon Hulse 435-512-6985)or email firstname.lastname@example.org
**The Child & Family Support Center along with Summit Creek Sinclair in Smithfield are asking for car wash facilities across the valley to join them on Friday, Aug 2nd to wash Cache Valley Clean! That day all or a portion of car wash proceeds will be donated to the Child and Family Support Center. If you have a business or even property where a “hand car wash” can be placed on August 2nd that would be appreciated as well. For more information: (Cris Richardson 435-760-9025)
**Join Stokes Nature Center and Bridger Folks Music Society for a fabulous concert with Caroline Aiken on Saturday Aug 2nd at 730p.m. at the Nature Center (2696 East Highway 89) Caroline is a contemporary folk singer and song writer, who has played at some of America's best venues with popular musicians. Be ready for a great night of entertainment. Cost: $15. Doors open at 7 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.bridgerfolk.org or call the Stokes Nature Center (435-755-3239)
**The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis AFB, CA is swinging into Logan for a FREE concert at the Logan High School Auditorium on Thursday, August 21st at 7p.m. The concert is free, but tieckets are required for admission. You can pick-up your free tickets at the Cache Chamber of Commerce, 160 N Main St, Logan. Chamber hours are 9a.m. to 4p.m. For more information: (435-752-2161). The Ensemble carries on the American tradition of the great traveling big bands, yet offers a lot more than the big band sounds.
** The 16th annual Cache Valley Century is August 23rd. The bike ride starts in Richmond, Utah. There are 35, 60, or 100 mile options through Southern Idaho and Northern Utah with rest stops every 15 to 20 miles. Proceeds go to Common Ground Outdoor Adventures and its adaptive cycling program. Register before August 10th to get a free T-shirt and an early registration discount. After August 10th, registration increases to $60. Call 435-713-0288 to register for the Cache Valley Century bike ride or register at CacheValleyCentury.com and find them on Facebook for updates about the ride.
**Logan City’s Environmental Department has begun Mosquito Prevention Treatment this season to help control mosquito populations and protect the public. Standing water is prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. The single most important step residents can take to help fight mosquito populations is to remove and/or report standing water in yards and neighborhoods. Common sources of standing water are bird baths, pet dishes, flower pot drip trays, ponds, tires, rain gutters, wheelbarrows, wading pools, puddles and ditches, and unused swimming pools. It is important to either change the water in these locations frequently or take measures to prevent them from collecting water in the first place. Please do your part to help us control the mosquito population. If you see mosquito larvae, empty the water or call to report standing water near you. For questions or to make a report of mosquitoes or larvae within Logan City Limits, please call Joe Archer, city forester,at (435-716-9749). Mosquitoes may carry West Nile Virus. Residents can protect themselves from West Nile Virus by taking the following precautions: Wear insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors at dawn and dusk; Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors; Avoid mosquito infested areas and limit time out of doors during dawn and dusk.
** Find your swimming suit because the Logan Aquatic Center, 451 South 500 West is now open for the 2014 summer season and remain open 7 days a week through Labor Day. Hours: Monday 12 pm- 8 pm/Tuesday through Saturday 12 pm-7 pm Sunday 12 pm-6 pm (all hours subject to change due to inclement weather).Fees: 3 and Under Free/ 4-59 years old $5.00/60+ years old $3.25/Spectator $2.00/Military with ID $3.25. Also Disposable Diaper $1.00/Reusable Plastic Pants $3.50. Monday night is DISCOUNT NIGHT from 4-8 pm. Fee is $15 per family (immediate family only). Swim diapers and plastic pants are required and can be purchased from a cashier. 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.
**The Logan Library is pleased to announce that they are now offering library service to the homebound. Checked out materials will be delivered through the mail, free of charge to patrons with a special homebound service library card. The materials will be returned in the same pouch using a pre-paid mailing voucher. No charge will be required of the patron. For more details, or to apply for a homebound library card, please call the Logan Library at (435-716-9120)