Local Events Calendar
December 12 - December 15
**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).
**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. All day Friday(TODAY) they will have hot chocolate and treats to welcome you to their office…..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
**Logan Tabernacle Christmas Concert Series 2014 presents Tidings of Comfort & Joy: TONITE(Friday): Imperial Glee Club/ Saturday: Tuba Christmas/ Sunday: North Logan Stake “Messiah”. All concerts are FREE to the public and begin at 7p.m.
**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.
**Mountain Crest High School Band & Orchestra presents Christmas Fantasy – again TONITE(Friday) at 7p.m. at the MCHS Auditorium. Tickets $2 students, children & senior citizens/ $5 adults and $15 families(immediate ONLY). Will Angry Lion find the Christmas Spirit? Come find out at Christmas Fantasy, a band/orchestra performance of Christmas music set to an imaginative story for children. Christmas Fantasy is a great first-time introduction of instrumental music which will delight all children, young and old.
**Take a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride through the middle of hundreds of wild elk at the Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management area beginning TODAY(Friday). The ranch’s visitor center will be open and sleigh or wagon rides will be offered Fridays & Mondays from 12 noon to 430p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays from 10a.m. to 430p.m. Then on Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m. you and your family can participate in several outdoor activities at this year’s Elk Festival. And if wild elk are pushed into the ranch by cold and snowy weather, you might have to take that wagon or sleigh ride through the middle of the herd. Except for a fee to ride the sleigh or wagon ($5 for those 9 years or older, or $3 for those 4 to 8-years-old), all of the festival activities are free. You can reach the WMA by traveling 18 miles east of Hyrum on state route 101. For more information visit www.hardwareranch.com . You can also call the ranch at (435-753-6206) or email Brad Hunt at email@example.com.
**The Imperial Glee Club will be presenting its annual Christmas Concert in the Logan Tabernacle –TONITE(Friday) at 7p.m. This is their 99th year of bringing joy through the gift of music to the citizens of Cache Valley. A local woodwind quintet “Quintessence” will also perform in the program. Everyone is invited and admittance is FREE.
**The Cache Archers are holding their annual Charity Archery Shoot this Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM at the indoor arena at the Cache County fairgrounds. All proceeds will be donated to “The Cares for Christmas Foundation” to help some Cache Valley families in need this holiday season. Fees are ($15 a shooter.) (Ages 11 to 16, $10) and kids under 11 are free. Shooters need to provide their own equipment.
**The Utah Safety Council is offering a four-hour Defensive Driving Course for individuals in the Logan area. The December course will take place this Saturday at the Utah State University Education Building, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The four-hour course consists of classroom instruction and focuses on collision prevention, driving confidence, awareness of hazards and improving driving skills. Drivers may complete the course for a 50-point reduction from their Utah driving record, once every three years. Individuals 55 years of age and older, may qualify for insurance discounts after completing the course. This course also satisfies requirements for emergency vehicle violations, also known as the Slow Down, Move Over law. Registration is $40 per person, or $10 for those age 55 and over that are only seeking a reduction in their insurance rate. For additional information or to register, please contact the Utah Safety Council at 800-933-5943 or visit www.utahsafetycouncil.org.
**The Child and Family Support Center is sponsoring “A Very Unique Christmas Boutique” – again this Saturday from 10a.m. to 1p.m. at 10 N 600 East in Hyrum. For holiday gifts, crafts, décor, goodies and more.
**Stokes Nature Center is sponsoring “Drawing Nature in the Heart of Winter”- Saturday from 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm at Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Avenue, Logan Cost: $6 . Local artist Margaret Pettis and SNC are partnering up for a wonderful nature art workshop in the heart of winter. Work some magic with natural drawing tools, ink wash and watercolor. Take home your own treasure or make an original gift for another. Class will be held in the community room at Caffe Ibis where ample windows provide natural lighting and inspiration. Enjoy the cafe’s delicious selection of pastries, fine coffees, and non-caffeinated drinks to support their community partner for donating the space! Limited to 10 participants. Call 435-755-3239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
**Exciting Aggie Women’s Basketball in the Spectrum: Utah State hosts Northern Colorado – Sunday night at 7p.m. For tickets: (435-797-0305)or www.utahstateaggies.com
**The annual Winter Benefit Brunch for the Cache Humane Society will be held on Sunday, Dec 14th. The event will be held at the Birch Creek Golf Course clubhouse in Smithfield. Social hour starts at 11a.m. with food service starting at 12 noon. (Off Premise Catering is catering with the wonderful brunch that was served at the old Hamilton’s Restaurant). There will be a silent and live auction. Val Grant has once again volunteered his auctioneer services and provides great entertainment. During the social hour and meal Robert Linton will be providing background music. Tickets are $75 per person and are available from Darla Clark (435-770-0900) or Nancy Stiles (435-787-1629). You may also pick up tickets at the Cache Humane Society (2370 W 200 North).
**Bear River Valley Community Chorale presents ‘This is Christmas’, a musical performance to celebrate the season. Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. in the Garland Utah Tabernacle. Any questions? Call Carla Jeppesen at 435-257-7280 or by email: email@example.com
** Join the Logan Library Monday night, December 15th, for this week’s Monday Movie, The Young Victoria. This movie is a dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. It is rated PG. The movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Jim Bridger Room. Admission and popcorn are free. For more information please visit http://library.loganutah.org or call the Logan Library at (435-716-9121).
**Every Week the Logan Library has event specifically for patrons 11-18. Come Check out Teen Tuesday Dec 16: Game On! Exercise your thumbs and reflexes as you battle your friends on the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 at 3:30-5:00 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/
**The Towne Singers will present their annual Christmas Concert December 17th at 7:30 PM in the Logan Tabernacle. The group is directed by Gary Poore and accompanied by Terri Duncombe. The Towne Singers is the longest running, mixed chorus in Cache Valley. The Hartstrings, a wonderful family string ensemble from Salt Lake area, will be the special guest this year. All are invited to attend this evening of Christmas Music.
** 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.
**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 Dec 20th 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 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, December 20th 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.
** 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 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 .
** 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
**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.