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Whitney Boyce, 12, of North Logan, helps out Cassie Whittaker, 4, during the “Mom, Dad and Me” family skate session at the Eccles Ice Center in North Logan. “A lot of time kids ... get scared skating, and they’re a little bit more comfortable when their parents are out here with them,” Carissa Anderson said of the regular event. “And so it’s a way to get them comfortable on the ice, and the parent gets some instruction and gets to learn how to skate at the same time.” Read more about it on Page 8. Photo by Braden Wolfe

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LOVE THAT MY CO-WORKER’S mom sends him homemade magnets. She and her husband moved away last summer, leaving my friend (let’s just call him “Dave”) without his beloved dogs. So to cheer him up, she’s made him at least a dozen sheets of magnets made out of photos of her, Dave’s dad and their dogs. When another package came today, Dave said, “I’m going to have to buy another fridge for all these!” I don’t know what it is, but I love hanging things on my fridge. Until it got ridiculously crowded last month and I was forced to clean it off, I had a variety of things hanging on there — my CNA certificate, comics cut out of the newspaper, birth photos of my now-2-year-old niece, pictures kids have drawn or colored for me, pictures of friends and family, Christmas cards and thank-you cards.

Slow Wave

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Just a couple weeks ago I bought a package of 20 photo frame fridge magnets and I’ve been itching to fill them up and display them. Of course, with my digital camera I didn’t have anything to fill them with, so I had to go to the trouble of sorting, cropping, sizing and printing the pictures I want and now I’m just waiting for the prints to come in the mail. I also have a cool magnet board my sister-inlaw gave me that is bursting at the seams. On it I have hanging more photos of my niece, Jazz ticket stubs, NFL and NBA schedules, more thank-you cards and (my favorite), a rough sketch my dad drew of my husband landscaping. I think I enjoy filling up my fridge and magnet board because it makes me feel warm and fuzzy and surrounded with love and memories. My desk at work is the same way. In fact, now that I look around, it’s getting a little ridiculous. Good thing spring cleaning is just around the corner. Have a great weekend, everyone! — Jamie Baer Nielson Cache Magazine editor

OLRC to audition for 2010 season

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Annual children’s art show Art-O-Rama now on display at AVA

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(Page 4) ‘The Hobbit’ comes to life through puppetry

pet photo of the week

This dog is available for adoption! Pet: Patrick From: Cache Humane Society Why he’s so lovable: “Patrick is a classic example of a Bluetick Coonhound: intelligent, loyal and fearless. He is friendly and loving to people of all ages but can be aggressive with other dogs. Not recommended for households with cats or other small animals as he is a born hunter. Patrick loves to romp and explore in all kinds of weather. He will be a devoted and faithful companion.” Patrick is in foster care; to meet him, call 792-3920 or e-mail michael@cachehumane.org.

Slow Wave is created from real people’s dreams as drawn by Jesse Reklaw. Ask Jesse to draw your dream! Visit www.slowwave.com to find out how.


Spend the night with the Brentanos

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HE TIMES OF LONDON consider to be Beethoven’s “Immorin 2008 described the Brental Beloved.” Since 1999 the group tano Quartet as “one of the has served as the Quartet-in-Resimost euphonious outfits on the dence at Princeton University. planet with balance and intonation For their Logan performance the which reaches an almost unearthly Brentano will play two pieces by level of perfection.” The quartet will Franz Schubert and a contemporary treat Cache Valley on Jan. 28 as part piece by Stephan Hartke. The first of the Chamber Music Society of Schubert piece will be “String QuarLogan’s 2009-10 tet in C minor, D concert series. 703,” popularly Formed in known as the 1992, the Bren“Quartettsatz” tano Quartet is because only a internationally single movement ★ Who: The Brentano Quartet regarded as one of the piece was ★ When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 of the finest string ★ Where: Manon Caine Russell- ever finished. The quartets of its Quartettsatz is 10 Kathryn Caine Wanlass generation. Since minutes long and Performance Hall at USU its inception the is the forerun★ Tickets: $24 single, $10 student quartet has perner of the late with ID; available at the CSA Box formed throughstring quartets for Office, at csaboxoffice.usu.edu or out the world which Schubert is at the door the night of the concert to popular and remembered. ★ More information: Visit www. cmslogan.org or call 752-5867 critical acclaim. Before interThe quartet was mission the Brenthe first recipient of the prestigious tano will perform Stephan Hartke’s Cleveland Quartet Award and the “Nightsong for a Desert Flower.” Naumberg Chamber Music Award; Violinist Mark Steinberg describes they were also inaugural recipients the music as “a book of madrigals of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music for the string quartet.” Society Two Residency program. The last musical piece of the The quartet is composed of evening will be Schubert’s “String musicians Mark Steinberg, Serena Quartet in G Major, Opus 161,” writCanin, Misha Amory and Nina Lee. ten in 1826. It took Schubert only 10 They named their group after Antodays to compose but was not pubnie Brentano, whom many scholars lished until 1851.

“Unearthly level of perfection”

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The Brentano String Quartet, from left: Misha Amory, viola; Serena Canin, violin; Mark Steinberg, violin; Nina Maria Lee, cello.

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! HE 23RD ANNUAL T Valentine Chocolate Festival will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 6, at The Bullen Center, 43 S. Main, Logan. Tickets are $5 per person and will be available at the door. A fundraiser for Utah Planned Parenthood, the Chocolate Festival offers an opportunity to sample tasty treats whipped up by professional and amateur Cache Valley chocolatiers. A silent auction of all entries begins at 6:30 p.m.; a live auction of the winning desserts and other valuable items donated by local merchants will start at 8 p.m.

Everyone is invited to participate. Amateur and professional dessert-makers are welcome to submit entries. Taste these delicacies at the Chocolate Festival or, for a modest donation, take home special sampler bags to your sweetheart. Better yet, stay and bid on the award winners at the live auction. Adventurous chefs may enter desserts in the following categories: cakes, pies, cookies, brownies and chocolates. For delicacies that transcend these definitions, there is a special category called “potpourri.” Entry forms and more

information can be found at www.thechocolatefestival. org. Judges will award the best entries in each category. Other awards will include best teen and best parent/child collaboration. Additional prizes will be given for the best amateur and professional chefs and the People’s Choice Awards, as voted by the public. The annual Chocolate Festival is the sweetest way to support affordable health care in your community. During these difficult economic times, more and more people are relying on Planned Parenthood for their reproductive health care.

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The CVCA

‘Annie’ coming to Ellen Eccles Theatre

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IRECT FROM Broadway, America’s most beloved musical, “Annie,” will play at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Tickets are $26, $30, $34 $38 (50 percent off for children 18 and younger with an adult ticket, and 25 percent off for USU students) and can be purchased online at www.EllenEcclesTheatre.org or by contacting the Center for the Arts Ticket Office at 752-0026. For more information, visit www.CacheValley CenterForTheArts.org. This production boasts one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.” and the ever-optimistic “Tomorrow.” “Annie” is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. Annie, played by Madison Kerth, is a fiery young girl who lives in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan (Lynn Andrews). Even after waiting 10 years for her parents’ return, this spunky redhead still has hope. Annie’s seem-

ingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she meets Oliver Warbucks (played by David Barton). The orphans — Jordan Mariah Boezem (July), Roni Caggiano (Kate), Ivy Moody (Pepper), Mackenzie Aladjem (Molly), Emily Rudolph (Tessie) and Laura Spineti (Duffy) — are delightful, and Miss Hannigan’s brother, Rooster (Zander Meisner), and his sleazy girlfriend, Lily St. Regis (Cheryl Hoffmann), make a particularly devious couple intent on scamming Daddy Warbucks out of his money, which puts Annie in great danger. The Broadway musical of “Annie,” with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan, is based on Harold Gray’s popular daily comic strip, “Little Orphan Annie,” which first appeared in print on Aug. 5, 1924. The original Broadway production ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). In 1977 it won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book and

‘Hobbit’ comes to life through puppetry Théâtre Sans Fil (“Theater highly successful producof extraordinary characters, ONTREAL’S Without Strings”) is a giant tion has received awards and everything from the common M Théâtre Sans Fil, a puppet company initially standing ovations throughout man (and women), elves, larger-than-life theatrical puppet company, will bring its production of “The Hobbit” to Cache Valley for a single matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Tickets are $8, $9, $10 and $12 and can be purchased online at www.EllenEcclesTheatre.org or at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts Ticket Office in the Bullen Center, 43 S. Main, Logan. For more information, call 752-0026. Founded in Quebec in 1971 by Artistic and General Director André Viens, the

inspired by the expressive Japanese tradition of Bunraku theater. Bunraku style uses large puppets that are manipulated by camouflaged performers instead of marionette strings. The puppets are controlled by a puppeteer who dresses in black and stands behind the puppet. Théâtre Sans Fil has taken its productions to the next level by combining the wizardry of contemporary technical theater, magical special effects and modern set design with life-sized puppets. This

the world. This puppet production of “The Hobbit” was created in 1979 and became an instant international success, including playing to sold-out houses at the 1984 Olympics. Fantasy, poetry, make-believe and magic have always figured strongly in TSF’s texts, along with unusual and heroic characters. J.R.R. Tolkien’s work is already loved by millions of readers worldwide and this adaptation takes the creative imagination on a wonderful journey with his splendid mix

dwarves, trolls, orcs (or goblins) and, of course, hobbits. Théâtre Sans Fil strives to create performances that appeal to both children and adults and their shows are created for large audiences. The company is focused on creating fantastic-based productions based on classic novels. This production uses nearly 50 life-sized puppets, including a 25-foot-long dragon, 10-foot-tall trolls and goblins and special effects. For more information, visit www.TheatreSansFil.ca.

Score. After 2,377 performances and a hit movie, it was produced in countries all over the world. The original production of “Annie” is one of the top 20 longest-running shows in Broadway history, and continues to be one of the most successful musicals. In 2009, “Annie” celebrated its 30th National Anniversary Tour. Strouse’s music is full of catchy melodies while Charnin’s lyrics are some of the most recognizable. Popular pieces like “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” will carry “Annie” into the hearts, homes and imaginations of many generations to come. This national tour marks the return of Charnin, who brought the original production of “Annie” to Broadway. Tony Award-winning set designer Ming Cho Lee has created a fresh look for this production. “Annie’s” creative team also includes Broadway musical staging by Peter Gennaro, choreography by Liza Gennaro, lighting design by Ken Billington and costume design by Theoni Aldridge.


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HE OLD LYRIC Repertory Company — base for an advanced theater program at Utah State University — will hosting auditions for the 2010 summer season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Black Box Theatre of the Chase Fine Arts Center (Room 224) on the USU campus. Callbacks will begin at 4 p.m. The summer 2010 production schedule includes “Always … Patsy Cline” by Ted Swindley, “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, and “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward. The OLRC is auditioning men of playing age 20 to 40 years; women of playing age 25 to 40 years; and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” as interpreted by the an actress to portray Patsy Orfeo Group in Boston. Cline.

Cache Valley kids invited to perform with Dr. Jessop

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S PART OF THE Cache Children’s Choir’s Choirfest 2010, Dr. Craig Jessop of the Utah State University music department will conduct Cache Valley fourth- and fifth-graders in a performance titled “The Whole World Is Singing” on Wednesday, April 21, in the Kent Concert Hall. The program will feature songs from around the world and conclude with “My Blessed Canyon Home,” written for the choir by local composer Jay Richards. Choirfest is free and open to the first 400 fourth- and fifth-graders to register at cachechildrenschoir. org. Rehearsal tracks and music will be accessible on the choir’s Web site. In addition, three group rehearsals will be held in the Edith Bowen Laboratory School auditorium from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Satur-

day, Feb. 20, and Saturday, March 20, and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17. A dress rehearsal with Jessop will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Kent Concert Hall. Choirfest rehearsal materials will launch with a free inservice from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at USU’s Fine Arts Center, Room 214. Interested teachers and parents may Jessop register to attend this informational session where the Cache Children’s Choir will introduce the music and repertoire packets will be distributed. Complete information is available at cachechildrenschoir.org. For more information, call 752-6260.

All auditioning men and women should come prepared to present two monologues; one monologue must be a comic piece. The total time should not exceed four minutes and pieces may be from the season’s shows. Those auditioning should also come prepared to read. Sides will be available on the OLRC Web site (visit theatre.usu.edu and click on the OLRC link). Women auditioning for Patsy Cline will be expected to sing something from the Patsy Cline repertoire. An accompanist will be present. Everyone who wishes to be considered for the company must audition. Contact OLRC production stage manager Kris Bushman to sign up for an audition time at 797-3040 or kris.bushman@usu.edu. All applications should include a résumé and head shot. Contracts for company

members run from May 16 through July 31. Housing will be arranged, but not paid for, by the OLRC. Full company contracts (three shows) and a limited number of single-show job-in roles are available. Equity Guest Artist and non-equity contracts are available. The Old Lyric Repertory Company performs in the Caine Lyric Theatre in historic downtown Logan. The OLRC is a professional theater group founded in 1967 by Cache Valley theater patron W. Vosco Call. The company is among the few remaining regional theater companies that produces four shows in repertory through the summer months of June, July and August. Productions usually include a farce, a musical, a drama and a mystery. For more information about the audition process, visit theatre.usu.edu/olrc auditions.aspx.

Annual children’s art show Art-O-Rama now on display

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HE annual children’s art show “Art-ORama” opens Friday, Jan. 22, at the Alliance for the Varied Arts, 35 W. 100 South, Logan. This annual art show is open to all children who are elementary-school age in Cache Valley. There will not be an opening reception because officials will be giving out People’s Choice Awards at the

end of the show. There will be voting forms available throughout the show so the public can vote for their favorite works of art. The show will run from through March 5. The Awards Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the AVA. For more information, call 73-2970 or email ava_gallery@yahoo.com.

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Film New this week “Tooth Fairy” Rated PG ★★ Following the bigscreen exploits of elves and bedroom monsters, tooth fairies were inevitably ready for their close-up. “Tooth Fairy” steals liberally from “Monsters Inc.” and “Elf,” among many others. It’s very much what you’d expect: a tale of optimism overcoming disbelief; family fare with comical casting (Julie Andrews as a Fairy Godmother); The Rock in a tutu. But despite its predictability and pat Hollywood cliche, “Tooth Fairy” is mostly charming, thanks largely to the toothy grins of Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) and Stephen Merchant, the British comedian and Ricky Gervais sidekick. Johnson

plays a minor league hockey player who’s summoned to Tooth Fairy duty (Merchant plays his guide) to penalize his dream-dashing ways. Obvious puns (some from Billy Crystal in a cameo as a veteran fairy) and fully expected redemption follow. Johnson, a human Buzz Lightyear, and the spindly Merchant make the obvious material surprisingly winning. PG for mild language, some rude humor and sports action. 101 min. “Extraordinary Measures” Rated PG ★★ This medical drama has been marketed as another “Blind Side,” a true story about quiet heroism, doing the right thing and See FILM on p.10


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FTER ALL THESE Globes, and looks to be a favorite at the Oscars, too. years, it’s still hard to • “Taking Chance” was a believe our small state critically successful made-foris home to one of the biggest HBO movie that just won actor movie events of the year. Kevin Bacon a Golden Globe The Sundance Film Festival for acting. kicked off Jan. 21 and runs Sundance has also started a through Jan. 31. Park City will film category called “Park City once again be transformed into a movie-going Mecca — celeb- at Midnight” that features movies you may not have thought rities will walk the streets like would make it to a film festiit’s (a colder version of) Hollywood while thousands of people val. Featuring some genre-specram into theaters hoping to get cific movies, this category was home to a fan-favorite zombie a glimpse of the next big thing. flick called “Dead Snow.” A There are people out there zombie movie at Sundance? who might still think film festiYou betcha! vals only feature art-house films This year “Park City at Midthat aren’t commercially viable. night” has Well, let’s take some promisa look at the Park City will ing offerings films that presuch as “Burmiered at Sunonce again ied” starring dance in 2009: be transformed into Ryan Reyn• My pera movie-going Mecca olds, who sonal favorite, — celebrities will walk finds himself “(500) Days of the streets like it’s buried alive Summer,” was in a wooden a hit at Sun(a colder version of) casket in the dance and went Hollywood while thoumiddle of an on to critical Iraqi desert. and commercial sands of people cram into theaters hoping It’s just him, success. • “Moon,” to get a glimpse of the a cell phone and a lighter. starring Sam next big thing. Or “Frozen,” Rockwell, a low-budget wasn’t just one film made of the best sciabout three teenagers who fi movies made last year, it’s become stranded on a ski-lift also one of the best sci-fi movin freezing temperatures as the ies, period. ski resort closes for the week• The movie “Precious” end. Or there’s my personal just took home a few Golden

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TODAY’S THE DAY Stop Smoking.

The Reel Place By Aaron Peck

favorite just from reading the synopsis: “Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil,” which promises to turn all the horror movie clichés on their heads as two very pleasant backwoods guys are maliciously attacked by preppy teenagers who think the truckers are evil. Tucker and Dale’s evilness story spreads as the teenagers start dying, even though Tucker and Dale really aren’t doing anything. Some big-name celebrities are also starring in movies that will be premiering at Sundance: Phillip Seymour Hoffman in

“Jack Goes Boating,” Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei in “Cyrus,” Ben Affleck and Tommy Lee Jones in “Company Men,” Robert Duvall and Bill Murray in “Get Low,” Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning in “The Runaways” — to name just a few. If you’re thinking about heading up to Sundance for a few days, whether it’s to see some movies or just celebrity watch, it’s worth it. Movies are easier to get into than you might think. If you haven’t already purchased tickets through one of Sundance’s many ticket options, then you can usually get on the Wait List for most movies and get in. Here are some tips for people who want to see a couple movies at Sundance: • Head up the last weekend of the festival, Jan. 28-30. The place has started to clear out by then, it’s easier to navigate the crowds and there are shorter lines for movies. • Find a few movies you’d like to see and find out where they are playing. A film guide for the

festival can be found online at sundance.bside.com/2010/. • One suggestion is to see what is playing at the Eccles Theater, a 1,500-seat theater that has more chances of having Wait List tickets available. Wait List tickets are $15 and must be paid for with cash. They’ll hand you a number at the box office and you’ll come back an hour later and get in line with your number, then the volunteers will start selling tickets. This is the perfect way to see a couple of Sundance films and still enjoy the electric atmosphere Park City has to offer this time of year. I will be up there covering the festival for The Herald Journal, so I hope to see you there! Film critic Aaron Peck has a bachelor’s degree in English from USU. He also writes for BlogCritics.org and High DefDigest.com. He is not an employee of the newspaper. Feedback at aaronpeck46@ gmail.com.

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A guide to seeing films at Sundance


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porting small pink mittens, Ava Brown clutches a red walker as her skates slide slowly on the ice. Her mother, Bobbi, is nearby for comfort. Just 3 years old, it’s her first time ice skating, and the event is a family affair. Meanwhile, Zach Brown glides past with a stroller, then begins spinning his 9-month-old daughter, Lyla, inside. It’s a typical scene from a popular program aptly titled “Mom, Dad and Me,” held each Monday and Wednesday — from 10 to 11:30 a.m. — at the George S. Eccles Ice Center in North Logan. Parents bring their toddlers to learn to skate, with the children progressing at their own pace. “A lot of time kids ... get scared skating, and they’re a little bit

more comfortable when their parents are out here with them,” said Carissa Anderson, one of the on-staff coaches. “And so it’s a way to get them comfortable on the ice, and the parent gets some instruction and gets to learn how to skate at the same time.” As ice dancing music plays in the background, Anderson wanders around on the ice providing instruction on various techniques such as gliding, marching and stopping. And the whole adventure is very affordable. For just $6, a parent and one child can rent skates, walkers, receive lessons on the ice and even sip a soda or hot chocolate afterwards. Zach Brown, who played two years of hockey for Utah State University, said bringing Ava out to ice skate for the first time meant a lot.

Sonya Walsh of Logan skates with her daughter, 7-year-old Elizabeth

Story by Charles Geraci Sarah Weeks of Logan helps along her son Steven, 4, during the “Mom, Dad and Me” family skate session at the Eccles Ice Center in North Logan on Monday.

Photos by Braden Wolfe


ng fever “As a parent, it makes me really proud, and I’m happy to see her out here,” Brown said. “As a

I love watching kids “when they first come out and can barely even stand up, to a few weeks later — half the time they’re moving around pretty well on their own, and generally it kind of gets them hooked.

resident of the valley, it makes me really proud that we have a facility to do this, because even when I was playing for Utah State, the reason why I didn’t

Program attracts families for a turn on the ice and some steamy hot chocolate

play for longer is because it was when the hockey rink was still in Ogden.” He added, “We had to drive back and forth and wouldn’t get back home from practice ’til 3 in the morning, and that’s hard to go to 7 or 8 (o’clock) classes when that happens.” Tara Ralphs and her husband, Jeremy, also took their 3-yearold daughter, Morgan, ice skating Monday for the first time. “My husband’s a schoolteacher, and he has the day off,” Ralphs said. “We just wanted to get out of the house and do something fun. So we thought we’d come ice skating.” Walkers are available for beginning skaters to use. “The walkers are a great thing for the kids, to help them learn how to get their balance and stuff, especially if the parents

can’t skate,” Anderson said. She added it’s “amazing” to see how the kids develop their ice skating skills. “I love watching kids when they first come out and can barely even stand up, to a few weeks later — half the time they’re moving around pretty well on their own, and generally it kind of gets them hooked,” she said. “You see them come back, and you get to see them progress.” Brown said the program is an asset for the entire family, not just seasoned skaters. “The community needs to know that you didn’t have to grow up a hockey player or have a large interest,” he said. “There could be a whole family that hasn’t skated before that can come out and catch the fever a little bit.”

Above: Ice Center coach Chris Pacetti helps balance 6-year-old Gabe Anderson of Paradise during the “Mom, Dad, and Me” family skate session. Left: Ice Center coach Carissa Anderson instructs Katie Latvakoski, 4, of Hyde Park.

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Zach, left, and Bobbie Brown of Logan skate with their daughter Ava, 3, while pushing 9-month-old Lyla in her stroller during Monday’s “Mom, Dad and Me” family skate session.


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Contradictions make the world go round

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DROVE MY CAR TO the south end of Logan’s Main Street to take a photo of the red-air-day-reduce-yourdriving sign. That’s a contradiction on so many levels. I should not have driven to get photographic proof that I shouldn’t be driving. The sign itself is pretzel logic at its best. Having signs on busy streets telling you not to drive seems sort of like printing diet tips at the bottom of a bucket of fried chicken. As the aliens have been saying in every science-fiction movie from “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (the original, not the creepy Keanu Reeves update) to “Avatar,” “You humans are a curious race.” Just maybe this is why no real aliens have visited us — if you don’t count Pat Robertson and the mothership of angry humanoids at Fox News.

Military aircraft carriers and battleships are sent to bring relief to Haiti while they’re on leave from blowing up other counties. The fleet is in fact delivering aide, but at the same time acting as a blockade to keep Haitians from attempting the 680-mile boat trip to Miami. Guantanamo Bay is being considered as an evacuation hospital for Haiti while at the same time remaining one of the world’s most infamous prisons. Meanwhile, Luxury Cruise ships armed with 24hour all-you-can-eat banquets with ice sculptures and ondeck swimming pools are still stopping at one of the port cities of Haiti to “support the economy.” It was nice that cell phone companies could take a break from all their attack ads long enough to collaborate on the Red Cross Haiti relief fund

Slightly Off Center By Dennis Hinkamp

text-message campaign. It was also nice to see text messaging being used for something

other than spreading the terms OMG, LOL and the unspeakable things teens do with cell phones now. It was not nice that the phone companies still charged for the text messages and the credit card companies took their usual cut. We are crazy. This heap of contradictions probably explains why we try to numb ourselves with entertainment. Conan, Leno, Letterman and Kimmel are all fighting for the hearts and minds of Americans who just aren’t watching much TV. By the time evening network TV rolls around you have already seen five YouTube videos, 10 LOL text messages and 12 Facebook status updates that are funnier and more current than what they have to offer. Watching network comedy shows is like being around your 5-year-old nephew who has just discov-

ered knock-knock jokes — you could guess the punch lines, but you don’t just to be polite. Maybe this ball of confusion will all magically come together, the world will be more like Facebook and “friend” will become an authorized verb. We could friend Haiti and unfriend Pat Robertson. We could all do a little more chatting and less fighting. The peacenik cry for the new millennium would be “make LOL, not war.” OMG, LOL, that will never work; we are too full of contradictions. Dennis Hinkamp admits to spending too much time on the Internet but he does not text. He is among a number of freelance writers whose columns appear in The Herald Journal as part of an effort to expose readers to a variety of community voices. He is not an employee of the newspaper. Feedback at dhinkamp@ msn.com.

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overcoming great odds. But imagine if “The Blind Side” had focused on the legal processes necessary for Michael Oher’s adoption instead of the football and spunky Sandra Bullock and you have an idea of the strange path “Extraordinary Measures” takes on its road to inspiration. The movie tells the fictionalized story of the Crowley family, whose two youngest children are afflicted with Pompe disease, a metabolic disorder that leads to muscle degeneration and short life expectancy. The dad (Brendan Fraser) decides to fight for a cure, partnering with an eccentric scientist (Harrison Ford) to beat the clock and save his kids’ lives. The filmmakers strangely focus on funding and paperwork instead of the human drama with a lot of time spent watching Ford and Fraser bicker and make investor presentations. The debut feature of CBS Films, who, next time, might want to deliver a film that veers a little farther from the kind of fare people can watch at home for free. PG for thematic material, language and a mild suggestive moment. 104 min.

“The Lovely Bones” Rated PG-13 ★★1⁄2 Odd as it sounds, Peter Jackson needed to come down to Earth a bit more in his adaptation of Alice Sebold’s best-seller about a murdered girl looking back on her life from beyond. The visionary filmmaker behind “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy still is in fantasy land, and the film suffers for it as Jackson crafts lovely but ineffectual dreamscapes of the afterlife that eviscerate much of the human side of the story. Saoirse Ronan leads an able cast chronicling her character’s journey from sensitive 14-year-old schoolgirl to shattered soul stuck in a nether zone between earth and heaven. The images often are striking, but the spectacle Jackson creates distracts from the mortal drama of regret and heartache he’s trying to tell. Rose McIver as Ronan’s younger sister delivers a standout performance in a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci. PG-13 for mature thematic material involving disturbing violent content and images, and some language. 135 min.

“The Book of Eli” Rated R ★★ In the future, according to “The Book of Eli,” we’ll all dress like we’re in a Nine Inch Nails video. A meteorite and a subsequent war 30 years earlier has scorched the earth and the population, who outfit themselves in goggles and leather. Across this charred land strides our Christian cowboy, Eli (Denzel Washington), a mysterious, solitary man who carries the last remaining Bible in his backpack, along with a knife and a shotgun. Eli is a prophet carrying The Word, and “The Book of Eli” suggests mankind will be saved by it. The Christian theme notwithstanding, “The Book of Eli” is really only a sepia-colored, shoot’em-up Western. The Hughes brothers (“Menace II Society”) let nary a bullet or arrow fly without sending their cameras behind to track it in slow-motion. Washington and Gary Oldman (as a frustrated dictator trying to steal the Bible) create sparks and help drive the film forward. With Mila Kunis in post-apocalyptic chic and Tom Waits as a paranoid shopkeeper. R for some brutal violence and language. 118 min. — All reviews by The Associated Press

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“Legion” Rated R (N/A) A review for “Legion” was not available from The Associated Press. In lieu, please accept this synopsis from www.RottenTomatoes.com: “In the supernatural action thriller ‘Legion,’ an out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in Mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany). ‘Legion’ also stars Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Kate Walsh, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton and Willa Holland and is directed by Scott Stewart.” R for strong bloody violence and language. 100 min.


Stead, Pinkney win top kids’ book awards By The Associated Press

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EBECCA STEAD’S “When You Reach Me” and Jerry Pinkney’s “The Lion and the Mouse,” two highly praised books for young people that draw upon famous stories, have received the top prizes in children’s literature. Stead’s intricate, time-traveling narrative set in 1970s Manhattan, which was inspired in part by Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” won the John Newbery Medal for best children’s book. The Randolph Caldecott prize for picture books was given to Pinkney’s wordless telling of the classic Aesop fable. The awards were announced Monday in Boston at the American Library Association’s annual midwinter meeting. The Newbery and Caldecott, both founded decades ago, bring prestige and the hope of higher sales to children’s authors. Previous winners such as “A Wrinkle in Time” and Louis Sachar’s “Holes” have become standards, but more recent picks have been criticized by librarians as being too difficult (“Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village,” by Laura Amy Schlitz) or for having inappropriate content (Susan Patron’s “The Higher Power of Lucky”). This year’s winners were considered leading contenders.

Stead’s book, the adventures of a sixth-grader named Miranda, was praised by The New York Times as a “taut novel,” in which “every word, every sentence, has meaning and sub-

stance.” Elizabeth Bird of the School Library Journal called “When You Reach Me” among “the best children’s books I have ever read” and cited Pinkney, a five-time runner-up for the Caldecott, for creating “wordless picture gold.” Each is among the top 100 sellers on Amazon.com. Pinkney, in a telephone interview from his home in Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y., said he had long been moved by the fable about the mouse who helps the lion, a story of how the underdog can prove as

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mighty as a king. “There’s the majestic lion; we all connect and respond to the king of the jungle. And yet the mouse sort of finds himself within that narrative,” said Pinkney, who has illustrated Julius Lester’s “The Tales of Uncle Remus,” Mildred Taylor’s “Song of the Trees” and several others. “I notice that the books I work on tend to have underdogs.” Stead, a resident of New York City, said the writing of her book was a kind of journey, begun by a newspaper article about a man with amnesia, broadened by her own childhood on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and rounded by “A Wrinkle in Time,” which at first was simply a book in Miranda’s hand. “That was a novel I loved as a kid and I gave it to Miranda because it was assigned to me when I was little,” she said during a phone interview. “I didn’t

expect to leave the references in there, but people who read the draft felt it was important to have the book there and maybe strengthen the connections. So I went back and re-read ‘A

Wrinkle in Time’ and the book took on a bigger role.” Julia Alvarez, known to adults for the best-selling “How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,” won the Pura Belpre Author Award, for best book by

a Latino or Latina, for “Return to Sender.” The Belpre prize for illustration was given to Rafael Lopez for “Book Fiesta!,” written by Pat Mora. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson’s “Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal,” won the Coretta Scott King award for best book by an African-American author. The King award for best illustrator went to Charles R. Smith Jr. for “My People,” with text written by poet Langston Hughes. Libba Bray’s “Going Bovine” won the Michael L. Printz Award for young adult literature. Jim Murphy, whose tales of American history include “The Long Road to Gettysburg” and “A Young Patriot,” received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in young adult books.

* This week’s New York Times Bestseller List * HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. “Committed” by Elizabeth Gilbert 2. “Have a Little Faith” by Mitch Albom 3. “The Checklist Manifesto” by Atul Gawande 4. “Going Rogue” by Sarah Palin 5. “Stones into Schools” by Greg Mortenson PAPERBACK (MASS-MARKET) FICTION 1. “The Devil’s Punchbowl” by Greg Iles 2. “Dear John” by Nicholas Sparks 3. “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold 4. “Plum Spooky” by Janet Evanovich 5. “Street Game” by Christine Feehan HARDCOVER ADVICE 1. “The Mayo Clinic Diet” by the Mayo Clinic staff 2. “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin 3. “You: On a Diet” by Michael F. Roizen 4. “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss 5. “... the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1” by Julia Child PAPERBACK ADVICE 1. “Food Rules” by Michael Pollan 2. “Flat Belly Diet!” by Liz Vaccariello 3. “Start Over, Finish Rich” by David Bach 4. “... When You’re Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff 5. “The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half ” by Stephanie Nelson

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Sundance Film Festival

Stars flock to Park City for ’10 festival By The Associated Press

an amazing place to debut a film after all these years.” A timely story of corporate OBERT REDFORD’S downsizing marks the bigSundance Film Festiscreen directing debut of TV val is always aiming maestro John Wells (“ER,” to discover new talent — and “The West Wing”), whose letting established talent try “The Company Men” is one of something different. The nation’s premiere show- Sundance’s high-profile premieres. case for independent cinema, “The Company Men” stars the festival opened Thursday, Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, loaded with A-list actors from Kevin Costner and Maria Bello hit TV shows and big studio in the tale of a family man flicks branching out to lowwhose picture-perfect life crashbudgeted films, whether ones down after he loses his job as screen, behind the camera or a sales executive. both. The story was inspired by a Far from corporate Holjob loss in Wells’ own family, lywood, Sundance remains a but he talked with many others place where unknowns and in the same boat as unemployveterans can premiere films ment soared during the recesside by side. sion. Rather than spinning a Among the nearly 200 feadreary drama, though, Wells ture and short films playing aimed to capture the resilience during the 11-day festival are that hard times can foster. directing debuts from Philip “It actually has, I think, a Seymour Hoffman with the very uplifting message. It’s romance “Jack Goes Boating,” about these things we think are in which he co-stars with Amy going to kill us, and they’re Ryan; Mark Ruffalo with the actually things that make you faith-healing drama “Sympathy stronger somehow,” Wells said. for Delicious,” reuniting him “We imagine with “You that our jobs Can Count The thing about define us, on Me” coand the loss star Laura Sundance, I’ve of a job is Linney; and noticed there’s so much a death. I “How I Met creative energy there, think at least Your Mother” but there’s not a lot of for many, star Josh many of the ways to channel that Radnor with the ensemble creativity, because every- people I’ve spoken to, comedy “hapone’s bringing their finthat’s the pythankyouished products. No one’s fear, and the moreplease,” making stuff there. reality is co-starring something Malin Akerman. — Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt actually very different.” “I don’t Other TV want to play the expert here, because I am a veterans with films at Sunnovice in this world of being a dance include “The Sopranos” co-stars James Gandolfini and writer-director,” Radnor said. “But I had some talks with Edie Falco. people who represent me, who Reuniting with writersaid there’s still no better place director Eric Mendelsohn, for American independent film who directed her in the 1999 than Sundance. That it’s still Sundance entry “Judy Ber-

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lin,” Falco stars with Embeth Davidtz and Elias Koteas in “3 Backyards,” a drama that unfolds among suburban residents on a single day. Falco said she hopes the Sundance exposure will help Mendelsohn land a theatrical deal for “3 Backyards,” the sort of gentle, personal story that blockbuster-minded studios overlook. “In my fantasy, I would like it to have a larger theatrical release. In my fantasy, I want people to give him money to

make more movies,” Falco said. “He’s been making movies on his retirement fund forever. It’s ridiculous that money gets thrown into stuff that has absolutely no interest to me, and people like Eric, who has interesting things to say that move people, literally can’t get a catering budget.” Gandolfini, “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart and Melissa Leo are featured in “Welcome to the Rileys,” director Jake Scott’s drama about a grieving couple whose lives intersect

with an underage prostitute. Stewart also stars as Joan Jett in the Sundance premiere “The Runaways,” Floria Sigismondi’s chronicle of the rocker’s teen band. The film reunites Stewart with Dakota Fanning, who appeared in “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” Among Sundance documentaries is Reed Cowan’s “8: The Mormon Proposition,” premiering in Utah’s Mormon homefront and examining the church’s support of California’s ban on gay marriage. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who starred in last year’s Sundance hit “(500) Days of Summer,” returns to the festival with Spencer Susser’s drama “Hesher,” the story of a loner who crosses paths with a grieving teen. Gordon-Levitt also is enlisting artists and festival-goers to participate in his production effort hitRECord.org, a multimedia initiative to create videos, films, music and other works. Toward the end of the festival, Gordon-Levitt plans a screening to show off works that he and his Sundance collaborators mashed together. “The thing about Sundance, I’ve noticed there’s so much creative energy there, but there’s not a lot of ways to channel that creativity, because everyone’s bringing their finished products. No one’s making stuff there,” Gordon-Levitt said. “If you’re feeling creatively inspired and have an itch to contribute something, if you’re a writer, photographer, musician, a graphic artist or whatever, you can come in and we’ll put you to work, and you get some of those creative juices flowing.”

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Sad songs, sweet melodies from Johnston By The Associated Press

REEDY JOHNSTON F blames the eight-year hiatus since his last album of new songs

on IRS woes and a relationship that soured. While there’s only one jab at the taxman on “Rain on the City,” there are plenty of sad songs above love gone wrong, death and even a found penny — but mostly love gone wrong. These are cautionary tales. “Don’t Fall in Love With a Lonely Girl” is one title. “You’ll curse the day that you ever were loved,” Johnston warns elsewhere. The descriptions of heartache

resonate more deeply because, as usual, Johnston pairs his lyrics with melodies of uncommon beauty. They’re fetching even on the uptempo tunes, such as “Lonely Girl,” which rocks as

hard as anything Johnston has written. He does Buddy Holly proud on the bouncy but biting “It’s Gonna Come Back to You,” and makes like early Steve Earle on “Livin’ too Close to the Rio Grande.” More delicate are the melodies snaking through Johnston’s slower songs, such as the wrenching “What You Cannot See, You Cannot Fight.” Hum along to the tracks of his tears. CHECK THIS OUT: The lovely, concise “Central Station” is hushed as a prayer — appropriate for a song about the death of the singer’s father.

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Calendar Friday Jan Summerhays will perform live music at 7 p.m. Friday at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza, 99 E. 1200 South, Logan. An opening act will play at 6 p.m. For more information, visit pier49logan.com. An open house for the American West Heritage Center’s new museum will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the center’s Welcome Center. Event will include a ribbon cutting, light refreshments and a chance to talk with staff from the Heritage Center. For more information, call 245-6050. Common Ground Outdoor Adventures will be making snowmen and snowflakes at 4 p.m. Friday at 335 N. 100 East, Logan. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information, call 713-0288. Televised comedy nights take place at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at Club New York, 339 N. Main, Logan. Come poke fun at any topic you find funny or come be part of the live audience. Cover charge is $3 at the door for the show and an additional $2 to stay for dancing. Jokes must conform with the FCC PG-14 guidelines. For more information, visit www. CacheValleyFilm.com. Electric Valentine will perform with Watchout! There’s Ghosts, Beta Chicks and Starting in the Dark (electronic/indie) at 8 p.m. Friday at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cover charge is $6. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whysound.

Saturday The Eccles Ice Center will host the Utah State Hockey Team as they play Utah Valley University at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets will be available at the door and are $7 for adults and $4 for students and youth 17 and younger. Joel Roberts will perform live music at 6 p.m. and Colleen Darley will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza. The Bridger Folk Music Society will present a concert with the harmonizing duo Moors and McCumber at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S. 300 West, Logan. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or by calling 757-3468. Seating is very limited, so advance purchase is recommended. Charlotte Skinner will play her accordion at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Valley Lodge, 2351 N. 400 East, North Logan. Everyone is invited. Sky View Lacrosse will hold player registration for the 2010 spring season for grades four through 12 from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday and next at the North Logan Library, 475 E. 2500 North. Come prepared with proof of current U.S. lacrosse registration, medical/ insurance information and cash or check for registration fees. An equipment swap and sale will be held during that time. For more infor-

mation, contact Diana Cannell at 770-3299 or dcannell@allredjackson.com. The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge will host an Environmental Education Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Come learn about the refuge’s environmental education and interpretive programs. Guests will be able to look at resource materials, get ideas for projects and activities for students, learn about upcoming trainings and more. For more information, call 435-734-6436. Steven Halliday will perform with Katie Jo and Ursa Major (acoustic/jazz) at 8 p.m. Saturday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $5. Bring your kids (ages 3 to 14) to the Providence Macey’s Little Theater between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday for a craft, treat and movie while you do your shopping in peace. For more information, call 753-3301. The 4-H English Horse Council will offer tack cleaning from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Peterson’s Country Store, 2759 S. Highway 89/91, Nibley. Proceeds from cleaning will support youth in attending horse camp and other educational opportunities. Cost is $30 for Western saddles, $20 for English saddles and $15 for headstalls. For more information, contact Kacee at 764-7098 or Rebecca at 435-890-2646.

Sunday The Post-Mormon Community is a nonsectarian organization of individuals and families who have left Mormonism. The Cache Valley chapter meets for dinner and socializing every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at a local restaurant. Newcomers welcome. For more information, visit www.PostMormon.org/logan.

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures will lead a fishing activity at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hyrum Dam. Cost is $3. For more information, visit www.cgadventures.org.

information. Evening will include a Scrabble tournament, silent auction, crossword challenge, giant Scrabble boards for spectators and more.

Janet Summit — mother of 10, lecturer and author of “The Martha Principle” — will teach a seminar about understanding what emotions are, why they are important and how they affect our lives from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wellsville LDS Tabernacle, 75 S. 100 East. Registration is $6 at door or $5 in advance (available by e-mailing janet@peace throughprinciples.com).

The annual Vittles and Fiddles fundraiser will take place Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Whittier Community Center, 290 N. 400 East, Logan. A variety of Cache Valley chefs will serve their specialties from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Musicians include Red Desert Ramblers, Sassafras, Dry Lake Band, Sarah Olsen and Juniper Day, who will play during dinner and afterwards until 10 p.m. in the gym and Pink Room. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children younger than 12. Proceeds go directly to the Whittier, which serves more than 1,600 people every week. For more information, call 753-9008.

Wednesday Scott Bradley will lead a “To Preserve the Nation” Constitution class at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Book Table (upstairs). There is no charge. For more information, call 753-2930 or 753-8844. Alpine Home Care and Hospice will host an educational seminar on low vision and available options at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pioneer Valley Lodge. Everyone is invited. Common Ground Outdoor Adventures will travel to Hardware Ranch for a sleigh ride through the elk refuge at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Cost is $8. Renegade Sports and the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center in Logan will host a free avalanche awareness class for snowmobilers at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Renegade Sports in Nibley. For more information, call 757-2794. Why Sound will host USU Jazz Night with Jon Gudmundson at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is $5.

Monday

Thursday

The Franklin County Extension office will host a Master Gardener course from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Thursday, Jan. 28; it will run for 14 weeks with each class lasting three hours at the Franklin County Extension Office in Preston. University of Idaho and Utah State University specialists and Extension educators will teach the classes. Cost is $60 to cover the costs of supplies and reference materials. Couples can sign up for $90. Registration deadline is Monday; for more information, call 208-852-1097.

Pioneer Valley Lodge will host a Hawaiian luau Thursday. A Hawaiian buffet will open at 12:30 p.m. and Hawaiian dancers will perform with Tim Holwig at 2 p.m. Hawaiian treats will also be served. Admission is free and everyone is invited.

All group fitness classes will be free the week of Jan. 25-30 at the Logan city Recreation Center, 195 S. 100 West. Classes include piyo, yoga, pilates, hustle, turbo, step, power toning, six-pack abs, boot camp and more. Classes are held in the early morning, late afternoon and evening.

Shauna Flammer will share her “soon-tobe-famous” cinnamon rolls at a free cooking and community class from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. Seating is limited; call 753-3301 to reserve your spot. The Knotty Knitters meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Senior Citizen Center in Logan. Everyone is invited to work on their crochet, knitting, needlework, crossstitch projects and more. For more information, contact Cathy at 752-3923.

Tuesday

Upcoming events

Health for Life will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center, 240 N. 100 East, Logan. Speaker Sharilee Griffiths will discuss “what we think about and thank about, we bring about.” Everyone is invited.

Bridgerland Literacy’s fifth annual Scrabble Tournament and Fundraiser will be held Friday, Jan. 29, at USU’s Taggart Student Center. Teams can register at www.bridger landliteracy.org or call 716-9141 for more

A “Just Jumpin’ Jump In” workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Smithfield Rec Center, 315 E. 600 South. Participants will learn basic to advanced jump rope skills and fun jump rope games. Cost is $15. Workshop will be taught by Just Jumpin’, a nationally ranked jump rope team, and USA Jump Rope All-Star team members. For more information, contact Patrice Winn at 755-6046 or patricewinn@thejumpinco.org. Bridgerland Applied Technology College will host its annual “Day of Design” event from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, on the north campus, 1301 N. 600 West, Logan. Participants will select four of eight workshops that will provide information about realistic ways to update and improve your home and yourself. A light lunch will be served. Cost is $15 before Jan. 26 or $20 at the door. For more information, call 750-3192. The award-winning documentary “A Necessary Journey” will be screened for the Ecumenical Youth Group at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 581 N. 700 East, Logan. All youth in grades six through 12 are invited. Raina Zeeh, volunteer mission coordinator for Children of Peace International, will also share her personal experiences. USU Extension in Cache County and the Utah Commission on Marriage will host a “Marriage Week Banquet” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at The Copper Mill Restaurant in Logan. Keynote speaker Dr. Victor Harris from Utah State University will talk about “What Men and Women Really Need.” To reserve your spot, you must prepay by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the USU Extension Office, 179 N. Main, Ste. 111. Cost is $10 per person. Best dress is encouraged. For more information, call 752-6263. A Master Gardener training series will start Thursday, Feb. 11, and run approximately 12 weeks. This course offers in-depth information both in the classroom and in hands-on situations about landscaping, gardening, fruit trees, soils, weed control, insect control and more. Cost is $95 per person. To download a schedule, visit www.extension. usu.edu/cache/horticulture or call 752-6263 for more information.


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