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Briefs 2-20-13

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.

Tremonton Library
The Tremonton Library has activities planned for the month of February.  Story Hour is every Friday at 10 a.m.
The second annual party for boys, “Superheros,” is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m., at the Bear River Valley Senior Center.    Tickets are $2 and can be purchased at the library, beginning Feb. 11.  Space is limited.


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.


McKinley Elementary will be having a fundraiser at McDonalds on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 5-8 p.m., with 20 percent of all sales made during those times going directly to the school.  Parents and students are encouraged to support this event by enjoying an evening at McDonalds.


Symphonic Fundraiser
Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society is holding its fourth annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction on March 2, at 6 p.m., at the Brigham City Community Center, 34 N. 300 W., Brigham City.  The dinner tickets are $15 a plate and will be catered by Iron Street Grille.  Heavily involved this year are the Lincoln Youth Symphony and Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra.  For tickets, contact a member of the board, any member of the youth symphony or orchestra or send a request to LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com.  Call 435-723-8262 or 435-740-4335 for tickets or to make a donation to the silent auction.


Community Giver
Box Elder Credit Union is sponsoring a semiannual Community Giver Award, recognizing individuals whose service and selfless giving has had a positive difference in the county.  The recipient of the award will receive $500 from Box Elder Credit Union to be donated to a charity of their choice.  Any person living in the county is eligible.
Applications for nominations are available online at www.boxeldercu.com.  Just click on the Community Giver Award link and complete, or print out the application and mail to Tonya Gail – Community Giver Award, c/o Box Elder Credit Union, 1023 Medical Drive, Brigham City, Utah 84302.
The first Community Giver Award will be presented in April.


Your Money
“It’s Your Money” is an eight hour financial management course designed to help families learn to work through family financial disagreements, set goals, develop a budget, manage important financial papers, use credit wisely and be wise consumers.
This USU Extension series will be held on March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Room 38 of the Box Elder County Courthouse, 1 South Main, Brigham City.  Couples are encouraged to attend together.  To register online go to www.uidan.org.  For more information about the class contact Ann Henderson, USU Extension, at 435-695-2542, 877-390-2326, or ann.henderson@usu.edu


Dried Beans
Dried beans are a great addition to family meals because they are economical, versatile and nutritious.   The “Beautiful Dried Beans” class will be offered in Tremonton on Feb. 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Bear River Valley Senior Center, 510 West 1000 North in Tremonton.  On Feb. 28, the class will be held at Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) at 325 W. 1100 S.,  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.  Contact USU Extension at 435-695-2542, 877-390-2326 or ann.henderson@usu.edu to register for the classes.


Bear River Country Store, 2780 N. 4800 W., in Corinne is offering a Do It Yourself Lawn and Garden workshop on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m.  Bear River Valley Co-op fielding men Kory Tomkinson and Brackan Davis will discuss chemicals and fertilizers.  Bruce Betterridge of Hi-Yield will discuss tree and shrub trimming.  Handouts will be provided.  Those attending are asked to RSVP by calling 744-2211. Refreshments and prizes will be available.


Food Check-Out
The North Box Elder Farm Bureau Women’s Committee is again hosting “Food Check-Out Week,” Feb. 18-22.   The public is invited to enter at Kent’s Market or Ridley’s for a chance to win a full cart of food.  “Like” North Box Elder Farm Bureau on Facebook and help the pantry win $200.


Lecture Series
The Bear River Valley Museum is sponsoring a free and informative lecture series opened to the public.  The first presenter will be horticulturist Bill Varga, who will address “Organizing Your Home Landscape” on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m.  Varga is a consultant for Call’s Nursery in Elwood and Teton Trees in Rupert, Idaho.  He worked at Utah State University for 35 years as a professor of horticulture.



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