Local Events Calendar
July 30 - August 1
**Another Logan-area Cruise Night “Blast from the Past” will be held TONITE (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.
**The National Parks will perform a free concert TONITE(Wed) at 8p.m. at the Old City Park in Nibley (294 W 3200 South). The National Parks are an up and coming Indie Folk band formed in Provo, Utah and made up of Brady Parks (Denver, CO) on guitar, kick drum and vocals, Sydney MacFarlane (Kaysville, UT) contributing vocals, keyboard, tambourine and glockenspiel, and Bae Sorenson (Salt Lake City, UT) adding violin and vocal harmonies. Their debut album – Young – has risen as high as #13 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. More information and samples can be heard at www.whoarethenationalparks.com Opening local act to play at 7:30 and TNP to take the stage at 8 pm.
**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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 830p.m. Featuring Mutton Bustin all 3 nights/ City of Fun Carnival and 3 Big Parades at 630p.m./ ChuckWagon Breakfast Saturday at 7a.m./ Preston Biathlon 15k Bike/5K Run and July Skys (at the Preston Airport)with a Candy Drop and Airshow on Saturday (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 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 night at 6p.m. at the Box Elder Fairgrounds (1000 N 1069 West) in Tremonton. For more info: (John T Hurley 435-279-3198).
**The Old Barn Community Theatre presents “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” – every Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 730p.m. thru August 16th. Matinees this Saturday and Aug 9th at 230p.m. For ticket information: (435-458-BARN) or www.oldbarn.org
**The Logan Parks and Recreation Department will begin taking registration for all FALL SPORT PROGRAMS on Friday at the Logan CommunityRecreation Center, 195 South 100 West, or online at www.loganutah.org . Programs for youth include: Co-Ed Volleyball Camp/ Co-Ed Indoor Soccer/ Flag Football/ Jr. Jazz Basketball….Programs for adults include: Two Pitch Softball; Flag Football; Basketball; Volleyball 6 on 6. 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 us at www.loganutah.org/PR
**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 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)
**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 Saturday. They are also looking for volunteer coaches. For more information: (Brandon Hulse 435-512-6985)or email firstname.lastname@example.org
**Join Stokes Nature Center and Bridger Folks Music Society for a fabulous concert with Caroline Aiken on Saturday night 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)
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**Sky View High School will be holding Golf try-outs on Monday and Tuesday. Tryouts will be held at Birch Creek Golf Course in Smithfield and will begin at 1p.m. each day. Participants must attend a mandatory meeting at 1230p.m. on Monday at Birch Creek. Each participant will be required to play 18 holes each day and will be responsible for their own greens fees. Each participant must register on registrymyathlete.com prior to tryouts. For more information: (Coach Terrell Baldwin 435-915-6190 or by email at email@example.com).
**Utah State University Extension is offering a research-based course, “How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk(or Jerkette)” on August 6th, 13th & 20th from 630p.m. to 9p.m. The class will be held in the FCHD West building (670 E 500 North) in Logan. whether you are single, dating, engaged, or single again, this class offers information about how to pick a partner and develop a relationship in a healthy way. This 3-session program is offered free of charge and dinner is provided each evening. Please call (435-232-6022) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Registration is also available on www.eventbrite.com
**AARP is offering their research-based Driver Safety class during the month of Augus. The class is 4 hours long and meets the requirement for discounts in vehicle insuranc for those 55 & older. Make your reservations early, as classes fil rapidly: August 7th from 12 noon to 4p.m. at the Cache County Senior Center in Logan. Cost is $15 for AARP members: $20 for non-members. For reservations – call Susie Jackson (435-753-2866)
**The Oneida Stake Academy Cultural Center debuts its first ever musical pageant on August 8 & 9, at 8:30 p.m. “If These Walls Could Talk” is a clever musical written by local writer, Cecelie Costley. The elegant 124-year-old Oneida Stake Academy building itself will star in the show, as the pageant will be held in the intersection in front of the OSA in Preston, at 8:30 p.m. both nights. The production involves dozens and dozens of local actors, dancers, costume directors, prop and scenery builders, musicians, staging, light and sound experts, singers, make-up artists, and committee members. On the evenings of the performance, the public is invited to bring a donation to help with the building’s restoration as a cultural center/museum of local history. Bleachers erected in the intersection of Oneida and First East will be open for seating at 7:30 p.m. People may also bring blankets for seating to the sides of the bleachers. Parking will be available at the South Stake Center and the alley behind the business district in Preston. First East and Oneida will be closed to through-traffic for about one block in each direction from their intersection from 6 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m. both nights. For more info: Necia Seamons @ 208-852-1837.
**Race 4 a Cause presents the “First Dam Pancake Run” – Aug 9th at 8a.m. (Free IHOP pancakes for race participants - $2 for non-participants). 5k, 10k and kids-dash/free face painting/ color throw. A benefit run to support Autism Research. Register at active.com or race-4acause.com.
** The Bar J Wranglers will be performing on Saturday, August 9th under the big top at the Caribou County Fair in Grace, Idaho. Some folks call it a western music show; some call it a stand-up comedy show with masterful cowboy music; others call it the best musical experience in the west. Call it what you want to - the fact remains - The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole, Wyoming deliver some of the purest harmony, best musicianship and funniest ranchhumor ever seen on stage. As soon as the Bar J Wranglers take to the stage, listeners leave behind their busy life and settle into a time long ago - a time of the singing cowboy.The Bar J Wranglers have performed nationwide with outstanding performers such as Roy Rogers, Randy Travis, Sons of the Pioneers, and others. Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $8 for children 12 & under; ticket includes breakfast and the Bar J Wranglers show. Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. with the performance beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Caribou County Fairgrounds are located at 1st North 1st West in Grace. For more information: Susan Pitcher at (208) 427-6309.
**Kruisers for Kids Charity Car Show will be held Saturday, Aug 16th from 9a.m. to 4p.m. at Midvale City Park (455 W 7500 South, Midvale). Registration $10 until Aug 11th / $15 thereafter. For forms & info go to kruisersforkids.com. For more information: Karen (801-269-8029). All proceeds will be donated to Shriners Hospital for children for the 20th consecutive year.
**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.
**Cache Valley Public Shooting Range presents ‘Waterfowl Warm-Up’ – Sat, Aug 30th at 9a.m. Cost is $20 (cash or check only). 50 targets: 25 five stand & 25 skeet. Men’s Women’s & Youth Divisions. Lunch included – 2 prize tickets included in cost – door prizes – prize drawings(must be present to win). Proceeds will go to Cache Valley Youth Shooting team. The Cache Valley Public Shooting range is at (2851 W 200 N). For more information: (Shane 435-881-4589).
**Logan City’s Environmental Department has begun Mosquito Prevention Treatment. Standing water is prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. To help fight mosquito populations - 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. 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)