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Briefs 1-30-13

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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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: 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.

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.

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

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.

Preserving

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.

Orientation Fair

All current fifth grade students and their parents are invited to visit Harris Intermediate School for the annual Orientation Fair, Thursday, Feb. 21.  A short general meeting will be held in the gym at 5:30 p.m., to learn basic information about the school and classes offered to sixth graders.

Fundraiser Set

A community yard/bake sale fundraiser for 11-year-old Allyah Peedle is planned for Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at Calls Country Nursery in Elwood.  Those wishing to donate to the sales can do so beginning at 7:30 a.m., that morning.

Chinese New Year

Foothill Elementary and Hunan Village are teaming up for the Second Annual Children’s Chinese New Year Celebration, Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5-8 p.m. at Foothill Elementary, 820 N 100 E Brigham City.

Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. There will be Chinese crafts, games, activities and entertainment, free of charge.  The food will be provided by Hunan Village Chinese Restaurant and tickets can be purchased beforehand at Foothill Elementary.  Prices for prepaid meals will be: Adults $6 and children $4.  Meals at the door will be: Adults $7 and children $5.

Information about Foothill’s Chinese Immersion Program will also be available at the celebration.

Peter Pan

Tickets for Dreampointe Ballet’s production of “Peter Pan” go on sale Feb. 1.  This production will be performed at Bear River High School, Saturday, March 16.  For tickets and more information, contact Margo Tackett, 435-452-2342, or mgtackett@gmail.com.

Farm Bureau Banquet

The annual banquet of the North Box Elder Farm Bureau will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Alice C. Harris Intermediate School, 515 N. 800 W. Tremonton. All Farm Bureau members are invited to attend. Enjoy an excellent meal, great entertainment and lots of door prizes.

Support Group

LDS Family Services sponsors a pornography addiction support group each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., in the Tremonton Junior Seminary, across from Bear River Middle School.  This 12-step program uses gospel principles to overcome addiction.  There is no cost and dress is casual.  Call 435-752-for more information.

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