Local Events Calendar
November 21 - November 24
**“The Cache Valley Radio Group Day of Giving” TODAY(Friday) from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. at the Cache Community Food Pantry (359 South Main) in Logan. The Cache Community Food Pantry serves an average of 165 families every week…and that’s just the families that physically come to the Food Pantry. They also provide food and hygiene items to other non-profit organizations including The Cache Employment Center, Bear River Mental Health, CAPSA, Community Nursing Services, Common Ground, The Child and Family Support Center, Youth & Families with promise and The Sunshine Terrace as well as 8 senior Centers from Cache, Box Elder, Rich and Franklin Counties. Without the resources provided by our own Cache Community Food Pantry, many children and babies right here in Cache Valley would go to bed hungry and wake up with no food to start their day. For Thanksgiving this year, The Cache Community Food Pantry will provide a meal for 300 families. Between families in need, Senior Centers and other non-profit organizations, The Cache Community Food Pantry is in need of 1100 Turkeys (as of Monday, they only had 200) What is needed immediately: Turkeys, cash donations, Hygiene items like diapers, toilet paper, soap, shampoo and tooth paste. With the Holidays and Cold Weather upon us, please plan to make a contribution to The Cache Community Food Pantry during “The Cache Valley Radio Group Day of Giving” This Friday, November 21st from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. at 359 South Main in Logan.
**The Food for Families – Crazy for Christmas Boutique and Fundraiser will be held TODAY(Friday) from 3p.m. to 9p.m. and Saturday from 10a.m. to 8p.m. at 270 N 400 West in Hyrum(just north of South Cache)in the building with the Hyrum Copy Center, Miscellaneous Etc Consignment Shoppe and Pintech Computers. No admission but it is suggested you bring food items for the Cache Food Pantry. For each food item you bring you will receive a raffle ticket. For more information: (435-245-0841)
**Utah State Aggie games this week: the Utah State Aggie Football team hosts San Jose State- TONITE(Friday) at 730p.m. at Romney Stadium. For tickets: (435-797-0305)or www.utahstateaggies.com
**Options for Independence events: OPTIONS' Youth Group will be attending a Hockey Game-TONITE(Friday). Meet at OPTION'S at 6:30 p.m. This activity will cost $5.00. RSVP Jenny at 435-753-5353 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
**The Brigham City Fine Arts Center (58 S. 100 West, Brigham City) presents “Music in the City” and the Bluegrass sounds of Jake & Rebekah Workman(w/Sammy Brue) –
TONITE(Friday) at 730p.m. Tickets are $10 ($7 students). For more info: http://www.bcfineartscenter.org/music-in-the-city
**The Logan City Environmental Department announces the 2014 ending dates for green waste collection programs. The last date curbside green waste containers (green cans) will be collected in 2014 is TODAY(Friday). They ask that residents please do not set green cans out for collection again until March 23, 2015. Roll off containers designated for green waste materials will be removed from the community drop sites located in towns throughout Cache County on Monday November 24th. Please keep in mind that green waste can always be taken to the Logan City Green Waste Facility for FREE. Thanks to Cache County residents, approximately 10,624 tons of green waste materials had been accepted at the landfill as of October 2014. For questions, please visit the website at www.loganutah.org or call (435-716-9755).
**Cache Girl Scouts will be having a free Babysitting Night for parents to go out. Date is TODAY( Friday). The time will be 6-8 at the Logan Whittier Center. They will accept children from 2-8 years old that do not need diaper changes. Any questions email email@example.com. The Girl Scouts of Cache valley wants to thank all the public for their support through the years
**Twelve local artists will be participating in a Holiday Gift Show TONITE(Friday) from 5p.m. to 8p.m. and Saturday from 11a.m. to 7p.m. Glass artist Leona Hawks and her husband Jack Loeffelbein are graciously hosting the show in their beautiful Art Deco home, which is the restored seminary building just north of South Cache Middle School. The address is 35 N 400 West in Hyrum. The show is free and open to the public. If you’re looking for high quality and unique gifts this year, please come out and support your local artists. Light refreshments will be served. For more information: (435-753-7504) or www.cachevalleypottery.com
**Logan High School will present “Curtains” (a musical who-done-it) – TONITE(Friday), Saturday, 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 & 45 students/children for online general admission seating. Tickets are slightly more if purchased at the door.
**A Zumba fundraiser will be held TONITE(Friday) from 6p.m. to 9p.m. at Strictly Ballroom (47 S State, Preston). The fundraiser is for Luke Rigby who recently got his liver transplant. Let’s raise money to help them with their medical bills. Please come and support them at this Zumba class. Cost $6 per person includes a water. Lindsey Veibell Shepherd will be teaching the class. Tickets available at 530p.m. at the front doors. Silent auction starts at 530p.m. You can purchase tickets early for only $5. Contact Brook Westlake to purchase tickets: (208-540-2186)
**“There’s no such thing as cold”, says USU physicist James Coburn. What?! How can anyone in Cache Valley experiencing this month’s cold snap believe that? Coburn explains “In physics, cold is simply the absence of heat”. Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to explore this intriguing idea and more at USU Department of Physics’ seventh annual November Demo Show – TONITE(Friday). This year’s theme is “The Heat is On: Exploring Thermodynamics.” The gathering begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. Admission is free and open to all ages. This year, they’ ll see if they can use ice to boil water, crush a 55-gallon drum, explore how special materials protect space vehicles, learn how steam engines, hot air balloons and lava lamps work and a whole lot more. It will be an evening of ‘red-hot’ fun! Parking for the event is available in the surface lot south of Old Main and the university parking terraces at 700 E. 600 North and 850 E. 700 North in Logan. For directions and more information, visit www.usu.edu/science/unwrapped or call 435-797-3517.
**The Smithfield City Police Department will be holding a Food Drive for the Cache Valley Food Bank from November 21st 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.
**Act Locally – Impact Globally and shop at the Cache Valley Alternative Gift Market – Saturday from 9a.m. to 2p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 178 W Center in Logan. What is an Alternative Gift? It is humanitarian support given in honor of friend and family. Select from 30 causes within these projects and you’re giving a life-sustaining gift of food, educational support and medicine to those in need. A Lasagna lunch will be served from 1130a.m. to 1p.m. for more info: http://alternativegifts.org
**It’s the end of the Hunting Season. Time to get that saddle cleaned & oiled up. Bring your dirtiest saddles to the GNC building (1395 N 200 East in Logan) on Saturday from 11a.m. to 3p.m. They will saddle soap & oil them up for next season at $25 each. All monies will go as a fundraiser to cancer patient Sage Pergillo. Sage is a previous 4-H member who rode English, assisted in strengthening the English Riding program, mentored numerous students and excelled in jumping on her horse Rooster. She is now battling cancer, so the Cache County 4-H Equine Youth Council will be holding a saddle cleaning fundraiser to assist Sage. Donations will be taken if you do not own a saddle!
** Join the Logan Library Monday night, November 24th, 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
**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.
**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.
**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 Novermber, 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. Please also mark your calendars for Sunday, Nov 23rd when the Cache Community Connections Concert and Lecture series at the Tabernacle committee sponsors the 8th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at 7p.m. at the Logan Tabernacle. For more information: Betsy Franchina (520-405-7223).
** 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 can be imprinted with any holiday message. Proceeds directly provide outdoor recreational opportunities for youths and adults with disabilities in Cache Valley. Cards are available in gift boxes at Crumb Brothers, Global Village, Caffe Ibis, Fuhriman’s Framing & Fine Art, Serendipity Salon, Herm’s Inn, or by calling Common Ground at (435) 713-0288. Custom orders of any quantity are available.
** 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.