4-H does contests in cooking, public speaking, talent, fashion and demonstrations. Doing contests is a great way to improve and showcase skills. All contests are split up into three age divisions; third-fifth grades, sixth-eighth grades and ninth-twelfth grades (the group competes at state level). The majority of contests are held in June with the exception of the talent contest in May. Register for 4-H to participate.
Talent contest is Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m., Box Elder Middle School, third-twelfth graders. Call to register by May 2, 435-695-2543.
4-H Youth Leadership Camp, June 10-12, Price, Utah, for seventh and eighth graders. Register by May 18.
Junior Youth Conference, June 24-26, Ephraim, Utah, for fifth and sixth graders. Register by June 1.
For more information call the Extension office or visit extension.usu.edu/boxelder
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.
Call 257-3117 for more information about activities and book club selections.
Civic Club Fundraiser
A Civic Club fundraiser will be held on Thursday, May 9, from 1 – 7 p.m., at Midland Square. Lots of Perennials, Annuals and Berry starts (raspberry, etc) for sale. A garden raffle will also be available. Better plants (cold weather acclimated) and cheaper prices!
Job Search Help continues at 5 and 7 p.m., on Wednesdays, Homework Help and Stories with Torie are at 3:30 and 4 p.m., respectively, on Thursdays. On May 3, at 3 p.m., Gary Brantner, author of the Peter Pan the Vampire series will be at the library for a book signing at book giveaway. On May 7, at 5:30 p.m., The 7-Up Club for teens will gather. Principal Keith Kline will discuss his love for reading and talk about his favorite books.
The Bear River Museum Board is looking for dresses/costumes created by Ora Thompson, as they are planning a fashion show featuring her sewing. They would like the articles modeled by family members. For more information, contact Linda Kay Udy, 257-3654, or Marilyn Dalton, 279-5313.
The local Daughters of Utah Pioneers camp meets the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m., at the Bear River Valley Senior Center. In May, that meeting will be held on May 13. It will be the closing social of the year.
Last month the discussion was on the pioneer history of the Betty Layton Reynolds family
The Box Elder County Republican Party will hold a central committee meeting (6 p.m., for all precinct and vice chairpersons) and organizing convention (7 p.m.) on Thursday, May 2, at Century Elementary School, 5820 N. 4800 W., Bear River City. For more information go to www.boxeldergop.org