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Confabs rescheduled
Parent-teacher conferences canceled due to weather conditions in January have been rescheduled during third trimester on the following dates after school:
April 15 – Bear River High School, Box Elder High School
April 16 – Bear River Middle School (3:30-7 p.m.), Box Elder Middle School
April 17 – Harris Intermediate, Young Intermediate
Harris Intermediate had already scheduled their final conference for April 17; the rest are makeup dates for those conferences missed.  For exact times, please contact the individual schools.
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Midnight Stroll
The Bear River High School Band will present its annual “Midnight Stroll” dinner dance on Saturday, April 13, from 6-9 p.m., in the Bear River High School Commons.
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple, available at Kent’s Market service desk, from Wade Walton, 257-5341, any BRHS band member or at the door.  Dinner will be served until 8:30 p.m.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening, as the Jazz Band provides dance music.
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Dreams
The annual C.D.’s Spring Show, “Dreams.” will be presented at the Garland City Civic Center on Thursday, April 18, and Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased at the door, $7 for adults, $3 under 12, for these show-only performances.
The dinner show will be Friday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15, and are reservation only.  No children under eight are allowed.
The proceeds will be used to complete the Bear River High School auditorium project being conducted by the Garland Civic League.
For more information, contact Janet Carter, 257-3754, Denise Lasley, 279-6980, or a member of the C.D.s
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Corinne Pageant
Organizers of the annual Corinne pageant are looking for individuals who would like to participate as actors, stage and tech crews, committee leaders, concessions or pre-show entertainment.  All ages are needed.
The pageant is planned for June 28-29.  Call Stacie Earl, 435-740-0122, or go to www.corinnepageant.com and click on the “getting involved” link.
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AARP Drivers
The AARP Drivers Safety Program will be offered on April 16, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Bear River Senior Center, 51. W. 1000 N., Tremonton.  The course, which helps older drivers become aware of changes due to aging, will be taught by Steve Hodges, instructor with the Drivers Safety Program in Utah.  To register, call the Senior Center, 257-9455, or Hodges, 257-3747.  Class space is limited.  The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.
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Sense of Wonder
The annual “Sense of Wonder” event is planned for Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.  It is a day filled with hands-on activities to celebrate Earth Day and honor Rachel Carson, who coined the term “Sense of Wonder,” recognizing the need for all to get out, explore, engage and discover the natural world.
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4-H Happenings
Want to join 4-H but don’t have a club?  Get a group of friends or siblings together, choose a project or projects (homemaking to hogs!) and find an adult leader willing to help.  Leaders can register at the 4-H office.  For more information, call 435-695-2543, or visit extension.usu.edu/boxelder
Global Youth Service Day is April 27, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Bunderson Center in Brigham City; lots of projects to choose from.
Talent Show is May 9, 7 p.m., for third through twelfth graders at Box Elder Middle School.
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District Preschoolers
The Box Elder School District’s Developmental Preschools are looking for typically developing children, 3 to 5 years of age, to participate as a mainstream student in their developmental preschools for the 2013-2014 school year.  Students are selected on a tryout basis.  If interested or need more information, call the Corinne Early Learning Center (744-2468).
Fees for the preschool are $70, $80 and $90 per month for two, three and four days a week.  Discount for tuition is available if the full year’s tuition is paid by Sept. 30.  Morning and afternoon classes are available.  Mainstream students must be toilet trained and exhibit age appropriate speech/language and behavior skills.
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LDS Family Services
LDS Family Services sponsors a pornography addiction support group each Wednesday night at 7:30, at the Tremonton Jr. Seminary, across from the Bear River Middle School.  Family members are also welcome.  This 12-step program uses gospel principles to overcome addiction.  There is no cost, confidentiality is maintained and no referral is required.  Dress is casual.  Call 435-752-5302 for more information.
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Garland Library
A Book Club for adult readers meets the fourth Tuesday of each month.    Magna Club meets at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesdays.  Gary Brantner offers help writing and illustrating adventure comic books.
April 3 and 10 – Homework Help from 3:30-5 p.m., and Job Search Help from 5-7 p.m.  Resumes will be printed free.
April 4 – In connection with the weekly Stories with Tori held every Thursday, 4-5 p.m., the library will be celebrating Dia de los Ninos .  A special activity is planned for each Thursday.  The final celebration will be on April 24, called Book Bur-r-r-ritos.  New library books and audio in Spanish will be available for checkout during this time.
National Library Week is April 16-19, featuring some fun fundraisers.  There will be a chocolate bar during the week and a bake sale on April 18.  Baked goods by donors will be accepted beginning at 11 a.m., with lots of giveaways all day.  A silent auction will run April 16-25, giving patrons time to bid and rebid on the baskets of goodies.
Teacher Appreciation Week is also during April.  A free library card will be issued to all non-residents of Garland during April to those who work in the school system.  Healthcare workers will also be so honored.  Bring in proof of employment.
Non-resident cards for the Garland Public Library are offered at $10 per year for a family.
Call 257-3117 for more information about activities and book club selections.
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Tremonton Library
Tremonton City Library will hold an adult activity on Thursday April, 11, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Marsha Fuhriman will present gardening tips and ideas.
April 14-20 is National Library Week. Tremonton City Library will be offering half-price cards throughout April. This will be for new or renewals. The Friends of the Library will also be putting on a Scholastic Book Fair, April 15-19. The proceeds go toward purchasing of books for the summer reading program kick-off party.
On April 13, from 12:30-3 p.m., the Tremonton City Library will host a children’s activity in celebration of Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros, at the Tremonton City water treatment plant.  The Brigham City Fine Arts puppet museum puppeteers will come at 1 p.m. to present a puppet show, “Coyote Rabbit Tales and other Mexican stories.”
The Bear River Drama Department will be presenting a folktale reader’s theater and the children will get the opportunity to create some puppets of their own.
The library is looking for teen volunteers to serve on teen advisory board. They must be between 12-18, and be a motivated, responsible person.  Board member will help in planning and promoting teen activities, writing book reviews, giving teen book recommendations and helping with the teen blog. Pick up an application at the library.

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