Local Events Calendar
January 21 - January 2
**Is your child off to Kindergarten next year? Cache County School District presents “Time Together” a community-based education program for parents of 4-year-old children attending the following schools: Canyon, Lewiston, Lincoln, Millville, Park and Summit. A three-part series of parent workshops will be held beginning TONITE(Wednesday) and Feb 18th and March 18th. All sites will begin at 630p.m. Take home learning materials will be provided for each family attending. Please join the meeting at the school your child will attend. The workshops are designed to help parents PREPARE their children to enter school ready to SUCCEED.
**Utah State Aggies Women’s Basketball in the Smith Spectrum: TONITE(Wed) @ 7p.m. vs Nevada and Saturday afternoon at 2p.m.vs UNLV. For tickets: www.utahstateaggies.com or (435)797-0305.
**Logan Library presents, Learning @the Library; classes showing how to get the most from your e-reader device, computer or tablet, using the free resources available at the library. Class Schedule for January 18-24: eAudiobooks & the Library will be offered Thursday, January 22nd at 10:30 am. Computer Basics will be taught Saturday, January 24th at 10:30 am. All classes are held at the Logan Library. You can use the library’s devices or bring your own. For a list of all the classes or to sign up visit http://library.loganutah.org/classes or call 716-9120.
**Thursday - Helicon West will showcase Courtney Moser, Salt Lake City Drag Queen/Columnist at 7:00 pm in the Jim Bridger Room at the Logan Library. Open-mic portion to begin around 8:00. Helicon West is an open-mic opportunity combined with featured speakers; a place for writers to share and learn alike. Creative writers are invited to read up to seven minutes of their original work. Arrive early to sign up. Readings are free, open to the public and uncensored. For additional information please visit: http://library.loganutah.org or Joseph Anderson, Adult Non-Fiction Librarian at 435-716-9137.
**North Cache 8 – 9 Center will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday and Friday, January 22 & 23rd from 3-6 pm. For more information: call Stephanie M. Adams Vice Principal: (435)-258-2452
**Ever wonder what it would be like to see PM 2-point-5 pollution? Please attend Particle Falls – a lecture Thursday evening at 5p.m. in the Caine Performance Hall by visiting artist Andrea Polli followed by the outdoor unveiling. See Cache Valley’s particulate air pollution in real time. For more information: www.arts.usu.edu
**Parents, guardians, students are invited to Parent-Teacher Conferences to be held at Mount Logan Middle School – Thursday, Jan 22nd from 430p.m. to 730p.m. and Friday, Jan 23rd from 9a.m. to 12 noon. Students will be released at 305p.m. on Thursday and there will be no school on Friday for students. Students are encouraged to accompany parents/guardians to the conferences.
**Wild elk are in the meadow at the Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area. That means for the first time this winter, you can take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the middle of the herd. (As soon as they have a couple feet of snow, they will switch and start pulling horse-drawn sleighs through the herd). The ranch’s visitor center will be open, and sleigh or wagon rides will be offered, during the following days and times: Fridays & Mondays from 12 noon to 430p.m/ Saturdays & Sundays from 10a.m. to 430p.m. Those 9 years-of-age and older can take a wagon or sleigh ride for $5. The cost for those 4 to 8 years-old is $3. For more info, visit www.hardwareranch.com . You can also call the ranch at 435-753-6206. Also, on Tuesdays thru Thursdays the sleigh rides are NOT running and the visitor center is NOT open. But you can still bring your binoculars and view the elk from a distance!
**Nordic United is having a fundraiser social & live music event – Friday night at 630p.m. at the Logan River Golf Course (550 W 1000 South). Live music by ‘The Fool’s Progress’, light snacks and most beverages will be provided. They will also have a Silent Auction. Nordic United is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and provide non-motorized winter recreation opportunities in the Cache Valley area. They would like to raise funds so they can continue to promote and sponsor winter recreation activities including grooming trails for cross-country skiing, biking and hiking; teaching ski classes to kids and adults; holding “on snow” ski races and public outreach. For more information: www.nordicunited.org
**Logan Youth Shakespeare performs William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure in its entirety – Friday night at 7p.m.(other performances Saturday night, Monday night also Jan 28th , 30th at 7 PM & January 31 at 2 p.m.) in the Bullen Center (43 S Main) in Logan. Prices are $3 for ages 5 – 18/ $6 for adults. For more info: www.cachearts.org/logan-youth-shakespeare.
**Stokes Nature Center invites you to try Cross Country Skiing – Saturday from 1p.m. to 3p.m. at Beaver Bottoms. Don’t miss out on the first of six cross country ski classes partnered with Nordic United! Join SNC for an afternoon of - learning how to cross country ski while playing games and exploring the depths of snow flakes. Dress warm for a day in the snow. SNC will provided hot chocolate to celebrate the kickoff event! Registration required. For questions or to register call 435-755-3239 or email email@example.com.
**Legacy of Excellence – a celebration, dinner and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Logan High School Speech & Debate program will be held Saturday evening from 530p.m to 8p.m. at Castle Manor (170 W 3900 North) in Hyde Park. They will pay a special tribute to Weston Henrie, debate coach at Logan High School for 25 years, by recognizing one of his top debaters, Allison Dunn, who with her partner/coach Annette Haws, led the LHS Speech & Debate team to the State Championship 20 years ago, by establishing the Allison Dunn Memorial Scholarship. For more info: (435-535-6137).
**The Miss Cache Valley Pageant 2015 will be held Saturday night at 7p.m. in the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Ticket prices are $12 dollars. The Miss Cache Valley 2015 pageant is a preliminary competition to the Miss America Pageant. Miss Cache Valley will compete at Miss Utah 2015.
**Mountain Crest High School is holding Parent-Teacher Conferences – Monday, Jan 26th. The schedule is: 3 – 4p.m: College and Career Readiness (presentation for parents by the MCHS Counseling Dept in the auditorium)/ 4p.m. to 6p.m: Parent/Teacher Conferences in the cafeteria/ 6 to 7p.m: (repeat of the 3p.m. meeting in the auditorium)/7p.m. to 9p.m: Parent/Teacher conferences in teacher’s classrooms.
**The annual Talent Show featuring the participants of the Cache Valley Area Special Needs Adult Mutual will be held January 29th at 7p.m. in the Logan High School auditorium. Come enjoy an inspirational and fun evening as they share their talents. It’s FREE.
**Stokes Nature Center presents Canyon Jams- Hectic Hobo -Saturday, January 31st from 8:00 pm- 11:00 pm @ Stokes Nature Center. These gentlemen classify their genre of music as wild west gyspy rock. Between 7 people, there are even more instruments, including an accordion, banjo, piano and harmonica. ReverbNature ranks Hectic Hobo as “the #1 folk band in their state, a blend of old-time porch songs into a swirling cyclone of modern rock.” Originally from Salt Lake, they travel all of the West to tour and they’re happy to play in Logan, where some of their band members graduated from Utah State. Cost: $8. For questions or tickets call 435-755-3239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Another Raspberry Jam will be held at Wilson Elementary on January 31st from 1pm to 4pm. A Raspberry Jam is an educational event in which electronics enthusiasts and hobbyists who are familiar with or interested in the single-board computer the Raspberry Pi get together to share their knowledge and interests with each other and the community. A primary goal of a Jam is to educate the community (especially the youth!) about the many learning opportunities presented by such small computer devices. Some of the planned activities will include: * Demonstrations of Raspberry Pi projects built by local makers * Hands-on exhibits and demonstrations * Beginner tutorial and workshop * Questions and answers of all things Pi * Giveaways and raffles of Raspberry Pis and Accessories. More information can be found on their Facebook event page.
**It’s the National Broadway Tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – January 31st at 2p.m. and 730p.m. at the Ellen Eccles Theater. Tickets can be purchased at www.CacheArts.org
**Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Northern Utah Marriage Celebration held at the Weber State University Shepherd Union Building Friday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Designed as a date night for those who want to prepare for or strengthen their marriage, the marriage celebration features workshops presented by professionals from Northern Utah. Workshops include such topics as intimacy, communication and staying connected. Keynote presenter is Liz Hale, Studio 5 marriage and family coordinator and former radio host of the Dr. Liz Hale Show,who will address “Creating the Best Ever Marriage.” Her presentation concludes the evening. The conference begins at 6 p.m. and includes two workshop sessions. Bonus workshop sessions, including topics on second marriages, finances and others, are available from 4 to 5 p.m. with entertainment by nationally recognized musician Greg Simpson from 5 to 6 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 1-800-888-TIXX, by visiting www.smithstix.com or at Smith’s Tix box offices. Early registration is $30 a couple or $20 an individual through January 25. Tickets purchased after January 25 are $40 a couple or $25 an individual. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door and purchased with cash or check only. More information can be found at www.strongermarriage.org
**Attn Northern Utah Merchants and Service Providers: The Bear River (Logan)Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation will have its annual fundraising banquet on Friday, Feb 6th at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan. Please consider supporting this program by providing a donation. Items typically donated include merchandise, gift certificates and services. The banquet will offer both a live and silent auction, and a variety of games and chances for attendees to win prizes. They are specifically asking for donations of items that are appropriate for youth because they work diligently to include young people in this function and they want to have plenty of prizes for this group of attendees. If you wish to make a donation and a committee representative is not present, please call Katie Gourdin (435-757-5857) or David Tolman (435-757-5739). For more info on the Mule Deer Foundation go to www.muledeer.org
**Registration for Bobcat Youth Lacrosse will be held February 11th at the USU Stan Laub Training facility located at 1100 East 1400 North. Registration will run from 8p.m. to 10p.m.and all youth from Kindergarten to 8th grade are invited to join. For registration information and forms contact Diana Cannel at email@example.com
**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.
**Logan Library’s Winter Reading program for adults encourages you to visit the library and discover great books to carry you and your loved ones through the colder months! Participate in one or more of the following ways before February 28 for a chance to win prizes: • Keep track of how many hours you have read• Write a short book review• Play Reading Bingo. Sign up now at the library’s Information Desk to receive everything you need to get started. For more info please visit http://library.loganutah.org
**The HEAT (Home Energy Assistance Target) Program is open 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.