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Briefs 1-23-13

Princess Party

The second annual Princess Party for girls is set for Saturday, Jan. 26, also at the senior center.  Tickets are on sale now at the library for $2.  Space is limited to this activity so early purchase of tickets is encouraged.

Elwood Ski Night

Elwood Town will host its annual Ski Night at Beaver Mountain Ski Resort on Wednesday, Jan. 30.  Residents of Deweyville are also invited to participate.  The office will open at 4:30 p.m., and the lift will start at 5 p.m.  Lift tickets are $12 and ski rentals are available for $10.  Snowboards can be rented for $12.  The cost of lessons is $8 and must be paid in advance by calling 1-866-652-4324.

For more information, contact Ben Dean, 279-8888.  Those attending are asked to bring a treat to share.

Healthier You

Utah State University Extension is offering a Steps to a Healthier You class.  The five-week series of classes will focus on small, practical steps that will help improve health and proved updates on dietary guidelines and MyPlate.  There will be tips on practical ways to include more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in the diet while reducing fats in cooking and balancing activities and calories.

Classes will be held on the following Tuesdays: Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12 and 19, from 6:30 -8 p.m., at the Bear River Valley Senior Center, 510 W. 1000 N., Tremonton.  There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is requested.  Call USU Extension, 435-695-2543 or 1-877-390-2326, or email ann.henderson@usu.edu.  For more information about the class, visit extension.usu.edu/boxelder.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Bear River Middle School will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences on Jan. 29-30.  Conferences will be held from 3:30-7 p.m., in the teachers’ individual classrooms.

Menu Planning

A little time invested in planning meals can pay off with fewer trips to the store, less money spent on food because less time in the store equals less money spent, healthier meals and reduced stress.  To review the basics and learn some tips from experienced menu planners, attend The Menu Planning Made Easy class offered on Jan. 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bear River Valley Senior Center, 510 W. 1000 N., in Tremonton, by USU Extension.

On Jan. 24, the class will be held at Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) at 325 W. 1100 S., in Brigham City from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Healthy Eating on a Budget classes are sponsored by USU Extension’s Food $ense Nutrition Education program and are free.  Please contact USU Extension at 435 695-2542, 877 390-2326 or ann.henderson@usu.edu to register.

Foundation Concert

The Box Elder School Board Foundation announces the Annual Combined Choral Concert, featuring students from Box Elder and Bear River high schools.  The concert will be held Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., in Bear River High School auditorium.

For this year’s performance, the choirs will be joined by the choirs from Box Elder and Bear River middle schools.  Utah Valley University Director of Choral Activities Dr. Reed Criddle will be the guest conductor.  The public is encouraged to attend.  White their is no admission fee, donations to the Foundation are appreciated.

Birthday Dinner

In celebration of the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday, A Community Night spaghetti dinner will be held at Box Elder High School on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6-8 p.m.  Tickets are $2 per person or $10 per family.  Relay for Life teams can also register for just $50 that evening. Entertainment will be by The Greg Simpson Band. For more information, contact Gwen Christoffersen, 435-279-0058 (g935@hotmail.com) or go to www.boxelderrelay.org.

Seminary Parent/Teacher Conferences

Garland LDS Seminary will be holding Parent/Teacher Conference on Monday, Jan. 28, from 3–6 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 29, 3–7 p.m. The seminary will be closing the doors Monday at 6 p.m. Parents are invited to visit with their student’s teacher when attending Parent/Teacher Conferences at Bear River High School.

Cowboy Sweetheart Dance

An after-Valentines Cowboy Sweetheart Dance is planned for Saturday, Feb. 16, from 7-11 p.m., in the Box Elder County Fairgrounds auction barn.  Live listening and dancing music will be provided by the group, Saddle Strings.  Admission is $5.  This will be a fun night out for the entire family.

Tremonton CERT

Tremonton City CERT is hosting a first aid class on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m., at North Hills Christian Fellowship Church, Tremonton. The cost is $15 to register. Call Paul Pearson, 435-230-1067, or Jim Farley, 435-730-7783, CERT classes will be starting Feb. 20.

Super Saturday

Third graders through adults throughout Box Elder County are invited to participate in 4-H Super Saturday on Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Bear River Valley Senior Center, 510 W. 1000 N. There will be three hours of fun and education classes (some may have a small additional cost), with five class choices each hour. Registration is $2 and all registration must be done by Jan. 27, at utah4hreg.usu.edu/ss

Parkinson’s Group

The January Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Friday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m., in the boardroom at Brigham City Community Hospital, located in the northeast corner.  Speaker will be Randy Rapp, physical therapist and department manager.  He will speak on the importance of exercise for the Parkinson patient.

Food Drive

The Tremonton Food Pantry is in need and a food drive is under way to help.  Donate food items or money at Groll’s Family Fitness, Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday, 5:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 8-10 a.m., through Feb. 28.  Help others be healthier this year.

Logo Contest

The Tremonton Chapter of Friends of the Library is seeking the public’s help in designing a new logo.  A $25 prize will be awarded to the winning logo.  Designs must be on a regular 8.5 x 11 paper, one color only.  Deadline is March 1.  Email entries to 4capkids@gmail.com or send to Tremonton Friends of the Library, PO Box 414, Tremonton, UT, 84337.

Accompanist Needed

Bear River Valley Reflections Choir is looking for an additional accompanist.  Anyone interested is asked to contact Denese Tree, 279-4246, or Michelle Martineau, 279-5918.


USU Extension will present a class on preserving meats, poultry and dry beans in the pressure canner on Thursday, Jan 31, in Tremonton at the Bear River Valley Senior Center, 510 W. 1000 N., and Feb. 7, in Brigham City at County Courthouse, room 38.  The class will run from 6:30-8 p.m., in both locations.

Pressure canner gauges will be tested following the class.  To have a gauge tested, bring the canner lid with gauge and $1.  Testing takes about a minute.

To register for the class, contact USU Extension, 435-695-2542, 877-390-2326, or ann.henderson@usu.edu.


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