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Sifu Kevin Hancey is opening a studio for kajukenbo, a method of combat that combines five martial art forms. Warning: If you decide to go, plan on getting hit

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July 24-30, 2009


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Sifu Kevin Hancey, left, uses student Cade Nicholls to demonstrate a technique in kajukenbo at The Dojo on Tuesday. Developed in 1947, kajukenbo is five martial art forms in one: “ka” for karate, “ju” for judo and jujitsu, “ken” for kenpo and “bo” for boxing. A new class has recently begun in Logan, and if you decide to go, you’d better plan to get hit. Read more about this aggressive fighting style on Page 8. Photo by Alan Murray/Herald Journal

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E ALL KNOW “TIME flies,” right? Well never has this felt so true to me now that my 10-year high school reunion is here. That means I graduated high school one decade ago. Honestly, it still feels like I should be a teenager — how in the world have I graduated, gone to college, earned a degree and been working on my career for six years? So anyway, my reunion is this weekend and it’s all anyone has been talking about (at least in the Facebook world). So many of my good friends are in town from places around the country, many flying in just to go to dinner with a bunch of people they hardly remember to reminisce about the trouble they did (or didn’t) cause in high school. I’m just excited to see the people I try to keep in contact with through e-mail, Facebook and phone calls. We are planning an

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unofficial reunion before the real reunion just to catch up and — let’s be honest here — to see what everyone else looks like after 10 whole years have passed. It’s mostly amazing to me how different we all are. Some of us are still playing and going to college; some are married with seven kids; some are married, divorced and re-married with three kids of their own and four stepchildren. Some are working on doctorates or master’s degrees and some are out changing the world while others are sitting home watching TV and eating bonbons. I’m proud of how far I’ve come in 10 years and I’m excited to show it off to my fellow classmates — I graduated from college, have an awesome job, married the man of my dreams and bought a house. I know some will look down on me for not having kids yet or for being “stuck” in Logan, but I’ll just look at them and laugh because, odds are, I’m way happier than they are. Have a great weekend, everyone! — Jamie Baer Nielson Cache Magazine editor

It’s Pioneer Day the pioneer way at the Heritage Center Festival

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Celebrate America Show expands with performance for summer citizens

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Check out this week’s “Photos by You” feature!

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This dog is available for adoption! Pet: Harry Hazel From: Four Paws Rescue Why he’s so lovable: “Harry is a lively tri-colored Australian-shepherd mix. He gets along with pretty much any dog and cat. He would be fine with children, but maybe not toddlers. Harry Hazel isn’t the type of dog to lounge around all day; he needs to be active. He is very smart and will do best when he has a regular exercise outlet. After he is exercised, he does settle down and will relax at your feet. He’s a very smart dog and capable of great things for someone who wants to bond with him. Harry MUST be tied or supervised when outside as he is a fence jumper.” The adoption fee for Harry Hazel is $125, which includes neutering. If you think Harry would make a good addition to your family, please contact Lisa at 752-3534 (leave message) or e-mail scfourpaws@hotmail.com.

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MySpace sensation stopping at Why Sound

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EREMY ASHIDA IS truly fearless about trying new things. An accomplished athlete and musician, Ashida started a music page in August 2007, finding friends all over the Internet and asking for their help in getting out the word about his music. That was more than 2 million hits ago. Ashida, a guitar-playing singer and songwriter, will perform at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave., Logan, as part of a week-long concert tour in Utah. According to his manager, he is booked for a week here because his largest online fan base is in Utah. He will play nightclubs, churches, coffeehouses, Hot Topic stores and a county fair. Songs written by 23-year-old Ashida are played more than 5,000 times a day by teens, tweens and young adults and he has sold tens of thousands of songs on iTunes. His first recorded song, “Only If,” is still his most popular and has had around 660,000 plays on the Web. Ashida is from small-town Rocky Mountain America, where he attended a high school that had a graduating class of just 26

students. He played basketball and football there and was part of the Colorado state champion track team his senior year. Ashida attended the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley on a football scholarship. After he broke his neck in a snowboarding accident, Ashida began writing songs and improving his guitar-playing skills. He recorded original tunes on a $50 microphone in his living room, went to his college computer lab and opened up a MySpace page. Since then he has had millions of plays on his music site. Last year he was hired by a family to play their daughter’s 16th birthday party at a beach bonfire in Southern California — the first of many such performances around the country. He was instantly hooked on the laid-back vibe, and when he found himself back home in Texas, where he was living at the time, he jumped on Craigslist and found an apartment in Huntington Beach. Two weeks later, he drove back to his new home. During his Midwestern tour, Ashida will be relying on his ability to make new friends to find a place to sleep each night. The clubs and

coffeehouses he will be performing in are booked, but he is not planning to book hotel rooms. He is bringing a tent just in case. It’s hard for Ashida to describe his music, partially because he hasn’t listened to much of it in his life. He lists his genre on his MySpace page as “minimal mystic,” as his songs are simple but have a mystical quality about them. Others have described his music as “indie” or “wholesome pop.” He says his favorite musician is Ben Kweller, a similar singer-songwriter whose rise to fame also has been strictly word-of-mouth. He is managed by former Guns N’ Roses manager Tom Maher, who also worked with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash until 2001 and Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde. His current client list includes such diverse clients as Motorhead and jazz guitarist John Jorgenson. Ashida said he writes his best songs when he has a strong emotional reaction to a situation and his music is based on life situations. This is how he feels he can write songs to make sure they are “real.” For more information, visit www.myspace.com/jeremyashida.

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USU Special Collections and Archives adds Peggy Seeger Folk Song Collection HE PEGGY SEEGER FOLK T Song Collection was recently purchased by the Special Collections and

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Archives division of Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University. Peggy Seeger is a prolific collector, presenter and performer of traditional music. The Seeger collection includes more than 200 books, CDs, cassette tapes and music books on folk music and song, with an emphasis on songs of protest and social reform. Titles include “The Vietnam Songbook,” “Sing for Freedom,” “Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and Ballad” and “American Narrative Obituary Verse and Native American Balladry.” “The book collection contains important volumes on international and Amer-

ican folksong scholarship,” said USU folklore curator Randy Williams. “The collection makes an excellent addition to our folksong ballad collections.” After a 2008 visit to USU, Seeger showed interest in making her collection available to the university, Williams said. “Ms. Seeger felt that we were a perfect fit for her book collection because USU is home to one of the strongest repositories of American folklore, including folk song, ballad and cowboy poetry in the world.” With her husband and partner, Ewan MacColl, Seeger collected, performed and produced folk songs. In 1957, she collaborated with MacColl and Charles Parker on “The Radio-Ballads,” a series

of musical documentaries for BBC which can still be heard today. MacColl’s song “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” made famous by Roberta Flack, was written for Peggy Seeger. Some of the volumes include Ewan MacColl/Peggy Seeger bookplates, and some have inscriptions and annotations. Seeger grew up in a home where music was central. Her mother, Ruth Crawford Seeger, was a renowned composer, collector and teacher; her father was the famous ethnomusicologist Charles Louis Seeger; and her older brothers are famous folk singers. For more information, contact Williams at 797-3493. An interview by Williams with Peggy Seeger is available online (folkbistro.usu.edu).

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Noon Music series at the tabernacle under way

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he 2009 Noon Music at the Tabernacle series is in full swing. Concerts start at noon every day (except Sunday). Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, visit www.cachecommunityconnections.com. Be sure to check Cache Magazine every week for profiles on upcoming performers.

Sassafras Folk String Band (July 25)

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he Sassafras Folk String Band specializes in folk and oldtimey music with some bluegrass, Celtic, blues and modern folk mixed in. Known for their tight vocal harmonies and lively instrumentation, Sassafras has performed extensively in Northern Utah, including at the Red Rock Bluegrass Festival, The Festival of the American West, This Is the Place, Summerfest and many other venues. Their instruments include fiddle, guitar, upright bass, dulcimer, mandolin and banjo. Sassafras is: Genet Brown, Candice Kempton, Kristen Day, Betty Leishman and Marianne Sidwell.

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Rebecca Roos (July 29)

ebecca Garner Roos was born in Knoxville, Tenn. She was born legally blind and has partial hearing loss. The oldest of six children, she was raised on a farm in Kalispell, Mont. Rebecca began piano at the age of 7 and took 14 years of lessons from her good friend Marcy Holston. She attended Ricks college, the University of Montana and

Utah State University and continued to study music. A highlight in her life was participating in three summer master music classes where she studied with renowned concert pianist Sir Wladimir Jan Kochanski. In May 2000 he invited her to perform in his concert in Kalispell. Rebecca and her husband, Glade, have five children and live in Logan.

The Kingsmen Quartet (July 30)

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he Kingsmen Barbershop Quartet consists of John Brenchley, Jerry Clark, Clyde Anderson and Terry Wright. Two other tenors, Paul Harris and Kim Seeholzer, have also been members of the group. The Kingsmen have been singing together since 1974 and have entertained audiences throughout Northern Utah and Southern Idaho. Their program will consist of some good ol’ barbershop ballads and some new-style barbershop harmony.

Heritage Family Players (July 24)

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oining the Heritage Family Players from the American West Heritage Center as guests will be cast members from the Wild West Shakespeare’s production of “Romeo and Juliet: The Musical Comedy” — another offering from the Heritage Center this year. The Heritage Family Players began earlier this year as a children’s pioneer chorus made up of volunteers from the Heritage Center who wanted this performative outlet. But when the kids’ parents wanted to join it became a family affair and so it was felt a name change was appropriate. The group is music-based and they capitalize on the talents of its various members. Eleven-year-old Camille Christensen of Hyrum, for example, plays the recorder, so she was worked into the show with that instrument. Her brother, Ammon, plays viola, and listeners can hear him fiddling away through some of the pieces. Through it all, their mother, Jennifer, provides vocal strength and stability to her children’s singing and playing. Each family was asked to prepare a

piece for the show, resulting in a wide variety of music. The stars of the show are still the kids, though, and the parents have fun supporting them with their own singing and playing. Nearly all of the songs sung are from the pioneer period. Another feature of the Heritage Family Players is the addition of Dr. Quaquenbusch, a regular attraction at the Heritage Center at festival events. Briant Hall plays the eccentric snake oil salesman with volume and flair while his small children serve as his assistants while Christine Hall, an accomplished vocalist, sings one of the few adult solos for the performance: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” The cast from “Romeo and Juliet” will sing three songs at the tabernacle. They normally perform on Fridays and Saturdays on the new Wild West Stage at the Heritage Center in a dinner theater environment. The cast is made up of young people from Cache Valley. Missing at the tabernacle will be the lively and short historical lecture and acting lessons which serve as preshow to the musical melodrama. 

Also performing: Susan Ames, Benjamin Ballam & Michael Ballam (July 28)


Old Lyric set to close out 2008-09 season

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ll shows play at the Caine Lyric Theatre in downtown Logan, 28 W. Center. Tickets range from

“An Inspector Calls” Directed by Colin Johnson, “An Inspector Calls” stars Kent Hadfield as Arthur Birling and Keri Larsen as Sybil Birling. Other actors include Luke Bybee as Gerald Croft, Leslie Aldridge as Sheila Birling, Andy Johnson as Eric Birling, Felicia Stehmeier as Edna and Phillip R. Lowe as Inspector Goole. Dates playing: • July 24 — 7:30 p.m. • July 29 — 7:30 p.m. • Aug. 1 — 2 and 7:30 p.m.

$19 to $25 and senior/youth/ USU faculty staff discounts are available by calling the Caine School of the Arts Box Office at

797-8022 or 752-1500, visiting the box office online (http:// boxoffice.usu.edu) or at the door. For information about the

OLRC, including group ticket sales, contact Sally Okelberry at 797-1500 or sally.okelberry @usu.edu.

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

“The Foreigner”

“Being Earnest” is directed by Linda Linford and stars W. Lee Daily as Lady Bracknell. Other actors include Phillip Lowe as Algernon, Casey Allen as Jack, Fred Willecke as the Rev. Canon Chasuble, Aubrey Campbell as Cecily and Felicia Stehmeier as Gwendolen. Dates playing: • July 25 — 2 and 7:30 p.m. • July 28 — 7:30 p.m..

Presented in its award-winning Broadway revival version, the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” snapshots Charles Schulz and his famous characters as they live the moments of a child’s life, waffling from wild optimism to utter despair, from a bright, uncertain morning to a hopeful evening. Dates playing: • July 31 — 7:30 p.m.

The action of “The Foreigner” is set at a rustic Georgia inn and Charlie Baker (W. Lee Daily) shouldn’t have come. The play has delighted audiences for more than two decades. Originally performed to sold-out houses at Milwaukee Rep before moving to New York for a long off-Broadway run, Shue’s play won two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circles Awards. Dates playing: • July 30 — 7:30 p.m.

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Pioneer Day the pioneer way at Heritage Center Festival HE AMERICAN T West Heritage Center will celebrate Pioneer

Day at its Spirit of ’47 Pioneer Jubilee from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 24. Admission is free and all ages are invited. Jubilee activities include a return of the unique Pioneer Spa, a Wild West Marbles Tournament, panning for gold, Bridgerland games and pioneer sports, gunfighter activities and more. A country doctor and the Pinkerton Detective Agency will also be visiting. The Gunfighters of the American West will put on their skits in the afternoon at various times, and local favorite Ray Howser will be giv-

ing a lively presentation of his Civil War era cannons and Gatling Gun — all in working order (you may want to bring ear plugs for certain parts of his presentation). As part of the festivities, the Heritage Center will present its annual quilt show, “Quilts Through the Years,” featuring a display of quilts from its unique collection, maintained by the American West Heritage Quilt Committee. This quilt show is a favorite each year and will take place in the Livery Stable. A Pioneer Water Party will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. A Handcart Progressive Dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. (res-

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Brad Jones is a favorite gunfighter at the American West Heritage Center.

ervations are required by July 23). The dinner features an appetizer at one location, salad at another, the entree at another and finally a pioneer dessert. Families push and pull handcarts to each location and do pioneer-

based activities with each part of dinner. Prices are $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. For more information or to see a schedule, visit www.awhc.org. To reserve dinner tickets, call 245-6050.

uilts Through the Years” is the theme of the 2009 quilt show at the American West Heritage Center. The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25 and is part of the Heritage Center’s annual Fiber Arts Week. Special hours during the Pioneer Jubilee on July 24 will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On this day, admission will be included in the free activities of the Jubilee. Admission is $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children and seniors or is included with regular admission to Daily Adventures. The Heritage Center is also seeking quilts in good to excellent condition made

Artist Wes Pound does magic things with thread. in the 1820-80s, 1940s, 1960s and 1970s for its permanent collection. For more information, contact Nelda Ault at 245-6050, ext. 20.


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Film New this week “Orphan” Rated R ★★★ Esther is unfailingly polite, a sensitive painter and pianist, a vision of traditional feminine charm in her prim dresses and bows. But this 9-year-old also has a way with a hammer and a handgun and knows a thing or two about arson and destruction of evidence. Yes, she’s complicated, the little girl at the center of “Orphan,” a descendant from a long line of cinematic evil children. Still, despite similarities to predecessors like “The Bad Seed” and “The Omen,” this well-crafted flick has frights all its own. Director Jaume Collet-Serra, working from a devilishly clever script by David Leslie Johnson, maintains steady suspense while mercifully mixing in some moments of dark humor. He’s got a strong cast to work with in Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard and CCH Pounder (Claudette from “The Shield”), but in young Isabelle Fuhrman, he has a formidable force. Fuhrman, who was only 11 when she shot “Orphan,” can command the screen with just a sunny smile or a menacing glare. She’s called upon to do some gnarly stuff here and more than rises to the challenge. Sure, sometimes Esther seems like an impossibly unstoppable killing machine — like a Soviet-era spy in a pint-size body — but seeing how far “Orphan” will go is part of the fun. Farmiga and Sarsgaard star as Kate and John, a wealthy Connecticut couple reeling from the stillbirth of their third child. Wanting to give all that love to a child who needs it, they decide to adopt Esther, who’s obviously more than a little different from the other girls at the orphanage. R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language. 123 min.

Still playing “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” Rated PG ★★★1⁄2 The sixth movie in J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series about the young wizard is the franchise’s best so far, blending rich drama and easy camaraderie among the actors with the visual spectacle that until now has been the real star. The hocus-pocus of it all nearly takes a back seat to the story and characters

“G-Force” Rated PG ★ “G-Force” has been billed as producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s first foray into animation, which suggests his live-action films contain something resembling “reality” and “humans.”Shrinking Bruckheimer’s usual visualeffects mayhem down to rodent size, “G-Force” is centered on a elite squad of guinea pigs who resemble small(er) versions of Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible.” The guinea pigs are voiced by Sam Rockwell (Darwin), Tracy Morgan (Blaster) and Penelope Cruz (Juarez). Nicolas Cage, doing the finest voice-over work in the movie, plays Speckles, a computer specialist mole. But you don’t come to see “G-Force” for the intrigue;

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you come for the talking guinea pigs. If “G-Force” has a cousin, it isn’t “Ratatouille” (not by a long shot), but “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” the 2007 film that also married live action with furry,

this time, and the film is the better for that, brimming with authentic people and honest interaction — hormonal teens bonding with great humor, heartache that will resonate with anyone who remembers the pangs of first love. The movie escalates the peril for Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his best pals, Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), while giving the threesome that first collaborated as prepubescent kids their best platform yet to show their maturing acting chops. Director David Yates, who made the fifth film and is doing the final two, stays true to the Rowling recipe yet infuses it with a freshness and energy that make it seem like a new start, not the stale old chapter six it could have been. Harry’s main challenge this time involves an assignment from headmaster Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) to retrieve a critical memory that a new teacher (Jim Broadbent) possesses about the evil Lord Voldemort. Along with the splendid visuals, the movie offers stirring support from Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane and other co-stars. PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality. 153 min. — All reviews by The Associated Press

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animated clichés. None in the G-Force come through much as characters. Juarez, we are told, is an attractive guinea pig; a propensity to flirt is her only characteristic. Darwin, the leader, remains a

blank slate, but at least is animated in such a way to mimic how Rockwell speaks out of the side of a smirk. Blaster shouts tired urban slang like “Holla!” and “Pimp my ride!” Like a number of Hollywood’s offerings this summer, “GForce” is in 3-D. Depending on your perspective, that means either a more interesting viewing experience or simply a more expensive one. Most depressing about “G-Force” is the talent wasted in the name of family entertainment. But “G-Force” ultimately reveals itself as no more than a pest. In one scene, the fly zooms up Nighy’s nose, which is something like the sensation of watching this talking guinea pig movie in 3-D. PG for some mild action and rude humor. 89 min.


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‘The Ugly Truth’ just ain’t that pretty T THE END OF the drearily formulaic romantic comedy “The Ugly Truth,” as our two leads are finally admitting they’ve fallen for each other (no spoilers here, folks), Katherine Heigl’s character asks Gerard Butler’s why he’s in love with her. Basically, he says he has no idea, only he phrases it with a word we can’t reprint here. Our sentiments exactly. Obviously, in a battle-of-thesexes comedy like this, the guy and the girl who hate each other at the beginning realize they’re meant for each other by the end. But there’s nothing even remotely likable, much less lovable, about Heigl’s Abby Richter. She’s a control freak who runs a tight ship at a Sacramento TV station, producing the morning news with unflappable efficiency and zero creativity. She uses the same approach in her personal life, which is why she’s hopelessly single, despite the fact that she looks like Katherine Heigl. Abby prints out talking points to go over with her blind dates, for example, and has a 10-item checklist of requirements for her ideal man. Sure, it’s meant as a joke, but come on. The idea of a woman being so rigid and frigid is purely archaic — which is why it’s so disheartening that the script comes from three women: Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, who had much greater success writing female characters in “Legally Blonde” and “The House Bunny,” and firsttimer Nicole Eastman. Robert Luketic, who also did better work with “Legally

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Blonde,” directs the slapstick antics in rather unspectacular fashion. A scene in which Abby has an accidental orgasm during a dinner with her bosses just falls flat. That gag exemplifies one of the movie’s chief problems. “The Ugly Truth” strains to distinguish itself from the other movies of the genre with graphically sexual and profane dialogue; rather than being offensive or amusing, the approach feels like a transparent and desperate attempt at being edgy. Butler’s brash Mike

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Chadway has made a bit of a name for himself in town as host of the cable-access show “The Ugly Truth,” in which he spits out misogynistic dating advice

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and abuses callers. When Abby’s station hires him to do his shtick in an effort to boost ratings, he and Abby immediately clash. Naturally, that will change. Not only does he tell her what to say and do when she lands a date with Colin (Eric Winter), her too-good-to-be-true doctor neighbor, he also oversees her obligatory makeover, getting her out of conservative jeans and sweaters and into va-va-voomy dresses and heels. So it’s a retread of both “Pygmalion” and “Cyrano de Bergerac,” but “The Ugly Truth” settles down some and becomes vaguely tolerable in these scenes when Mike and Abby banter about relationships. Mike’s rough charms work on everyone, including the station’s bickering husband-and-wife anchor team, played by John Michael Higgins and Cheryl Hines in a waste of both actors’

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capabilities. Because deep down, of course, he’s just as vulnerable and in need of love as everyone else. Butler’s regular-guyness makes the character more likable than he should be; but Heigl, for all her screen presence, looks great but seems stiff, as if she’s uncomfortable with the wilder physical comedy of the character. It ain’t pretty, but it’s true. “The Ugly Truth,” a Columbia Pictures release, is rated R for sexual content and language. Running time: 100 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.


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Photos, from top: 1) Sifu Kevin Hancey demonstrates some techniques in kajukenbo during class Tuesday; 2) Anthony Trujillo, right, watches as Eric Farr, back, and Cade Nicholls practice some techniques in kajukenbo; 3) Eric Farr, right, practices some techniques with Cade Nicholls. Inset photo (right): Tommie Kitchens, right, and Sophia Chrysoston practice kajukenbo during class Tuesday.

ehind a laundromat in an old garage turned dojo, a handful of students in soft helmets and body armor practice self defense for the real world. Filtering through high, narrow windows, the feverish heat of late July has them dripping with sweat as they learn what it means to punch and be punched. “Remember that headgear,” Sifu Kevin Hancey instructs them. “They got it on there for a reason — let ’em have it.” Hancey, a fourth-degree black belt who has called Logan home for most of his life, has studied kajukenbo, Gaylord Method (developed by 73-year-old grandmaster Charles Gaylord) for nearly as long, since 1967. For a fresh crop of students barely one month along, this class is especially aggressive, he says, yet the students seem to have a good sense for one another’s abilities and how much is too much. Most in their late teens or early 20s, they dig into one another with fists and knees, learning how to fire with the “available weapon at the available target.” Through a series of drills they discipline their bodies, re-training their reflexes to harness their natural “flinch skills,” Hancey says, to react quickly in a fight. He explains how car wreck survivors — and victims — often bear bruises up and down their forearms, meaning that “somehow, innately, they were able to get their hands up. What we’re learning to do ... is get that same response in a simple motor skill to get us engaged in the fight and get us aggressive.” “Aggressive” being the operative word. Kajukenbo students focus on “limb destruction,” as Hancey so delicately puts it. While a successful shot to an opponent’s eye or groin would probably end the fight faster, those areas are often too difficult to hit and not worth the trouble. Arms and legs, on the other hand, are always readily available. “Generally, I think the public doesn’t realize that fighting is fighting and there’s sport karate and there’s not-sport karate,” Hancey says. Warning: Kajukenbo is not a sport. There’s only one way to prepare for a street brawl, and that’s to be in one. Unlike many martial arts instructors, Hancey allows students freedom to tailor their skills while monitoring them closely. “That’s not the technique,” he’ll tell

Sifu Kevin Hancey is opening a studio for kajukenbo, a method of combat that combines five martial art forms. Warning: If you decide to go, you’d better plan to get hit

someone, “but it’s working.” People come in myriad sizes with different strengths, speeds and thought processes. Clearly, what might work for Shaquille O’Neal would be unserviceable for your average jockey. If Hancey’s novice fighters stick with it, countless hours of work could justify a much shorter end — the power to react, engage an attacker and finish a street

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g taught for the Air Force and eserves at Utah State University, once envisioned a campus trainity before choosing the garage on south Main Street. h the downtown Dojo is yet to y open, he has big plans. He’s add wall padding and punching bunches and eventually build a cage, he says. age is a fun thing,” he says. the safest place for guys to get and really beat on each other, ey won’t have cement walls to o and everything will be pro-

ancey reminds students it’s not . “Ohana” — Hawaiian for “fams equally important. “We try to t without a whole lot of talking,” After all, “if (fighting) is all you you’d end up with an attitude.” urrent class at The Dojo runs o 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thurslege classes will be added in Hancey says. To register, visit s.com or call 232-8111.

What is kajukenbo?

Kajukenbo is a hybrid martial art that combines karate, judo, jujitsu, kenpo and American and Chinese boxing. It was invented in 1947 in Hawaii to deal with local crime, as well as to help the people defend themselves from U.S. Navy sailors who would drink and fight with the locals. The inventors were Sijo Adriano Emperado, Peter Young Yil Choo, Joe Holck, Frank Ordonez and Clarence Chang, who called themselves the Black Belt Society. Above: Anthony Trujillo, left, and Tyler Hancey practice techniques in kajukenbo. Left: Sifu Kevin Hancey watches his students practice kajukenbo at The Dojo in Logan on Tuesday.


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Health assurance over health insurance

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OR FULL IMPACT, imagine Jesse Jackson saying this: “What we need isn’t health insurance, but health assurance.” Think about it. There is nothing good associated with the word “insurance.” Insurance salesmen are the comic relief character in every movie and rank only slightly higher than graverobber in career aspirations. Sure, insurance is there to protect you, but the only time you get to use it is when something goes terribly wrong. For instance, you probably hardly know you have auto insurance except when the bill comes or you are in an accident. Sure, you are glad you are covered, but mostly you miss having a functional car. If you are lucky enough to have health insurance you would probably be just as happy

not to use it. I know I need regular colonoscopies for my health, but that process doesn’t seem like much of a privilege. Then, of course, the ultimate negative word association is life insurance. You feel guilty if you don’t buy enough of it for your loved ones; your loved ones feel guilty after buying a sports car with the money they received from your death. So why not get rid of all the bad mojo that goes with the word “insurance” and completely change directions with a “health assurance” program?  Under a health assurance program you might feel a little better about yourself. Whether it is a bunch of doctors or evil government bearcats, personally I’d feel a lot better if I thought someone was trying to assure my health rather than just insure it against catastrophe.

Slightly Off Center By Dennis Hinkamp

Under the new health assurance program you’ll get time off to exercise. The program

will throw in some new shoes and some stylish pilates clothes if that’s what it takes to get you off the couch. How about a discount on a bicycle as though it were a hybrid car? No problem. Fruits and vegetables would be subsidized and anything with more than one slice of bacon in it would be taxed in the same way we tax cigarettes. We might even try bacon-free sections in restaurants for those who lose their resolve when they just get a whiff of it. A health assurance program would put as many dietitians on the streets as cops. We are never going to be able to tax obese, slothful people, but we could reward fit, active people with some sort of reduced airline rates and their own checkout lines at the supermarket. It would be the express line with the really

Celebrate America Show expands with performance for local summer citizens

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include a performance this year especially for Logan’s summer citizens. The show is wholesome, patriotic, grand-scale entertainment that includes a fast-paced Broadway-style show and dancing with the Larry Smith Orchestra. Over the past 10 years the show has become the premier big-band entertainment package in the Intermountain West. Comments from audience members rave with appreciation and praise for this extraordinary evening featuring the music and flavor of yesteryear. While the September dinner shows will remain as usual, this one-night only event for summer citizens will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in the USU Ballroom. Going all out to welcome summer citizens this first year, the show is will offer a refreshment buffet along with seating at round tables for maximum socializing. The performance is open to the public. To purchase tickets, visit www.celebrateamericashow.com

or call 797-8022. Retired U.S. Army Col. Von Freeman, who travels from Texas each year for the show, says, “My wife and I drive about 1,200 miles to attend the show. It’s above anything we have seen in Las Vegas, a fine piece of family entertainment, and being a veteran of

three wars, I fully appreciate (the) efforts to honor veterans ... it surpassed Las Vegas as the best show in this country because it is well produced, written, performed and it is clean. Barnum and Bailey just used to have The Greatest Show on Earth; now it is the Celebrate America Show at Logan, Utah.”

Dennis Hinkamp is currently recovering from one of those routine procedures mentioned above. 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.

Coming up at Crumb Bros.: A performance by Charley Simmons HE BRIDGER T Folk Music Society will present an evening

Dancers Katie Blatchford, Lauren Hooker and Madi Heany perform “Razzle Dazzle.”

good gossip magazines to gawk at during your short wait. The way kids are addicted to video games and texting now we might get some action by giving free cell phone plans to kids who reach some health and fitness goals. Any health reform plan this administration comes up with is going to fail if it doesn’t add a little more assurance to the insurance.

with guitarist and songwriter Charley Simmons at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S. 300 West, Logan. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 7573468. Seating is very limited, so advance purchase is recommended. From early days of plinkin’ on a $40 Sears & Roebuck guitar to his present status as a performing and recording artist, Simmons has made a lifetime of entertaining people with his music. Born in 1950 and raised on a farm near Blackiston Crossroads, Del., Simmons began playing the guitar at age 9. “Pretty much the way it

went was, my dad would whistle an old Jimmie Rogers or Hank Williams tune and I’d hunt down the notes on the fret board,” said Simmons. “Kind of a primitive Suzuki method, but I guess it helped me develSimmons op a pretty good ear. Winters were long and cold there, and living out in the country left you lots of practice time.” Simmons’ music is as diverse as his musical influences have been, drawing on folk, blues, bluegrass and jazz. For more information, visit www.charleysimmons.com.


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Introducing singer/songwriter Chris Ayer ...

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HEN ASKED about his latest album, “Don’t Go Back to Sleep,” Chris Ayer sees it first as a call to action for himself. “This group of songs has really become a collective noteto-self on how I want to live,” he says. “They were all born out of moments where I was going along in my day-to-day life and something shook me out of the autopilot rhythm and reminded me that I better open up and dig in right this second.” After a listen, this creative desire is abundantly evident throughout Ayer’s sophomore release. He admits they are heavy themes, even for a singer/ songwriter, yet he is able to pull off that timeless trick of great songwriting where weighty topics take on a light touch, so that they draw you in and uplift. This magnetic quality has served him well as he has toured the country and steadily built his grassroots audience over the past four years. His do-it-yourself practices were given a hefty shot of adrenaline in 2007 when the John Lennon Songwriting Competition awarded him the 2006 Lennon Award in Folk for his song “Evaporate.” With the award came increased visibility, opportunities to tour Europe and many new faces in the audience at shows. But for Ayer there was an even more valuable outcome. “It was a real lesson for me. ‘Evaporate’ was the song I wrote most immediately for myself on the first album,” he says. “That’s how they all should be, but you start thinking about the band arrangement and musical influences and how it’s going to sound live. Those things creep in. ‘Evaporate’ didn’t have that at all. And I finally had total confidence that just taking creative instincts and running with them is always the best call.” The song was on Ayer’s first full-length, self-released album, “This Is the Place,” recorded in Nashville and produced by Jason Gantt (The Chieftains, Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill). Of that album, Performing Songwriter Magazine said, “‘This Is the Place’ has

it all: tight arrangements, excellent musicality and imaginative lyrics. If you’re looking for great music, this is the place indeed.” Ayer grew up in McLean, Va., and got his start singing along to old cassette tapes of Elvis and Paul Simon. When his dad got him his first guitar as a teen, he started writing songs that same day. After moving to Northern California, he started sharing his songs locally while studying philosophy and music at Stanford University. Though his songwriting started as a hobby, it quickly became his main focus: “Honestly, I started school thinking I’d study physics, but that changed real fast,” he said. “And while people around me were playing music and writing songs here and there as a break, playing and writing became all I wanted to do.” Though studies in music theory and history at first informed his songwriting, the dry academics of a regimented music department became increasingly uninspiring for him. It was Ayer’s interest in philosophy and his affinity to the lyrical elements of poetry that ultimately gave voice to his writing. The works of writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Frost and Rumi, as well as songwriters such as Paul Simon and Leonard Cohen, make a significant impact on Ayer’s own lyrics. After spending some time out of school writing and playing local gigs, he left the comforts of Northern California (“the most pleasant, relaxed place on the face of the Earth,” he says), and ventured east to the manic excitement of New York City. “I realized I was either going to hang out in the Bay Area and not push my music the way I wanted to, or I needed to change the scene,” says Ayer. “I was ready for a place where I’d be surrounded by creative people in an environment that was good and challenging. There are probably a dozen music shows on any given night in New York that I’d like to see ... there’s no better place to grow musically.” Over the last six years, Ayer

Chris Ayer will perform with Kirsten Bennett, Careless on Canvas, Katie Jo and Willy Eklof (acoustic) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave., Logan. Cover charge is $6. For more information, visit www. myspace.com/whysound or www.myspace.com/chrisayer. has been writing and recording new material on a regular basis. His independent releases include “Static” (2003), “New Songs” (2005), “This Is the Place” (2006), “Live Sessions” (2007) and “The Center Ring” (2007). Sticking to his resolution to support himself with music, Ayer would draw lines across maps and find places to play. He began to build followings across the country by playing whatever coffeehouse, music club or street corner he could find, in the process honing his sound and performance style. Functioning as his own booking agent, merchandiser, promoter and publicist, Ayer put his focus on bringing his music to an audience rather than waiting

around for his “big break.” “I always felt if I write songs and I get to play them for people, that I’m already doing what I want to do, and at some point help will come along, when the time is right,” he says. It’s not surprising that deep messages lie behind his indelible, well-crafted tunes. Ayer’s song lyrics have the substance, wit and relevance that hearken to the best songwriters of the ’60s and ’70s. In “Roy G. Biv,” Ayer brings his clever observation to the peculiarities of nightlife: “We go to bars at night/we insist they dim the lights/and then we try to see each other in the dark.” The Latin-flavored “Pretty Poison Things” draws lyrically from his high school job in a record

store at the mall, written from the perspective of a girl who worked in the food court. One of Ayer’s personal favorites, “The Revealing,” is inspired equally by his experiences in the music business as by a past relationship. “Sometimes you put yourself out there, and stick your neck way out, and don’t get the reassurance back that you hoped,” he says. “I’ve realized it’s still the best way to go. Build a fire, and let the rest come as it may. It’s a theme that comes up a lot on this record ... that being yourself is not a means to some end. It’s the whole deal.” Ayer’s musical experiments on “Don’t Go Back to Sleep” complement his lyrics with sounds and styles that go beyond his familiar territory of folk, pop and rock. The instrumental moment at the end of “Awake” is reminiscent of the chiming of a Tibetan prayer bowl. The warbling tones of a vintage harmonium tell their own story on “The Revealing.” And the decidedly un-bluegrass use of the banjo provides a quiet texture on the album’s final track, “Highway Home.” As it is with his music, to sit and talk with him you get a fast sense of his unabashed joy in being able to share his songs. He declares that the more places he visits, the more unshakable his optimism becomes. “You’ve got to become more aggressive and fierce, and fight for your positivity in these times. It’s easy to become nihilistic, and arrive at the post-modern idea that everything has been done, and sincerity is cliché, or a shadow of some past promise. But there is true value in getting a bunch of people in a room and singing songs together; there is nothing more optimistic and unselfconscious than that.” In the end, Ayer’s approach to music seems inseparable from this world of sincere statements and earnest interactions. “Try and be honest, and you realize that what you used to be embarrassed about as a kid is what you like the best about yourself.”


Cache Valley, USU invited to read together

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EMBERS OF the Cache Valley community are invited to participate in the Utah State University Connections program’s Common Literature Experience by reading “Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child.” The community can join President Stan L. Albrecht, USU faculty, staff and the 2009 incoming class enrolled in Connections as they read the book and attend an August convocation lecture that features the author, Elva Treviño Hart. Each year a committee of campus and community members selects a book that will challenge readers to think, ponder conflicting ideas and face a world different than their own. “Barefoot Heart” is the story of a migrant family that travels from Texas to Minnesota and Wisconsin each summer to work in the beet fields. The

book is a memoir, written in the voice of the author as she describes her family’s experiences, her need to honor her migrant heritage and her quest for knowledge, which helps her earn a degree in computer science from Stanford University. “The memoir raises issues of the migrant experience in America, discrimination and the value of education,” said Noelle Call, director of Retention and First-Year Experience and Connections program director. “The book also lends itself to a discussion of personal choices, goals and persistence in the face of many obstacles. I hope the issues in the book will provide the students and community an opportunity to learn about Latino issues in our own community.” “’Barefoot Heart’ gives the community a chance to reflect and share our personal immigrant experiences,” said Kathy

Chudoba, a Logan resident and local book club member. “Whether my relatives’ Czech farming heritage or Cache Valley’s Hispanic families, they all share a willingness to endure hardship and encourage

‘Best of Times’ draws reader into the action By The Associated Press

N ORDINARY FRIDAY A afternoon becomes a nightmare when a truck driver loses control of

his vehicle on a London highway and causes a multicar pileup. In her latest novel, Penny Vincenzi chronicles the stories of those affected both directly and indirectly by the accident, and shows how minor choices can lead to an unexpected outcome. “The Best of Times” is a page-turner, with a plot that draws the reader into the action. Characters include an elderly widow on her way to a reunion with a longlost love; a seemingly faithful husband who is caught with his mistress; and an

aspiring actress who is already late for an audition. The novel takes each character through the accident, then chronicles what happens long after their lives suddenly intersect in a time of crisis, showing how good things can result from even the worst of circumstances. “The Best of Times” isn’t a quick read; it’s lengthy — and there’s a lot to take in. Some characters are more interesting than others, but Vincenzi writes in great detail about all of them, so it can be exasperating to read through sections about certain characters to reach the more compelling stories. She also introduces so many characters, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Vincenzi writes from various points of view, and often tackles class structure, politics, infidelity and romance. “The Best of Times” isn’t quite as good as some of her previous novels (“Sheer Abandon,” “An Absolute Scandal”) but, overall, it’s exciting, intriguing and saucy.

education to make better lives for our children. The Common Literature Experience helps us connect with each other and recognize all the experiences that we share.” Two students, Krista Bustamante and Natalie Hatch, shared their impressions of the book and how this selection might affect the perspective and critical thinking of the entering class of 2009: “This book allows people to get a better understanding of children from migrant parents,” said Bustamante, a sophomore majoring in political science and Spanish. “Elva does a great job at giving you insight on what’s going on in the world.” Hatch said, “The story showed me a part of America I didn’t know existed and did not realize that Elva’s life story impacted my life in many ways.” USU students are invited to come to campus a week early

and enroll in the Connections course, which is specifically designed to ease a student’s transition to university life at USU. The course focuses on developing critical college study skills and understanding the academic environment. It also promotes awareness of the campus community. The Common Literature Experience is part of the larger Connections program. Connections students are required to read the book and write a short paper to begin their academic career. The literature experience culminates for Connections students and community members with a convocation lecture by the author, Elva Treviño Hart, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, in the Kent Concert Hall of the Chase Fine Arts Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Call at 797-1194.

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Books

* This week’s New York Times Bestseller List * HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Black Hills” by Nora Roberts 2. “Swimsuit” by James Patterson 3. “Finger Lickin’ Fifteen” by Janet Evanovich 4. “The Devil’s Punchbowl” by Greg Iles 5. “The Apostle” by Brad Thor HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell 2. “Liberty and Tyranny” by Mark R. Levin 3. “Catastrophe” by Dick Morris 4. “Horse Soldiers” by Doug Stanton 5. “The End of Overeating” by David A. Kessler PAPERBACK (MASS-MARKET) FICTION 1. “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult 2. “Tailspin” by Catherine Coulter 3. “Hidden Currents” by Christine Feehan 4. “Fearless Fourteen” by Janet Evanovich 5. “What Happens in London” by Julia Quinn CHILDREN’S BOOKS 1. “Goldilicious” by Victoria Kann 2. “Gallop!” by Rufus Butler Seder 3. “Tea Parties” by Jane O’Connor 4. “Explorer Extraordinaire!” by Jane O’Connor 5. “The Curious Garden” by Peter Brown

Keep your reading list updated at www.nytimes.com/pages/books/


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UFO offers unique events this week only

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LONG WITH FOUR repertory shows — “Carmen,” “Camelot,” “The Mikado” and “Cavalleria Rusticana” — audiences will be treated to two unique events from the Utah Festival Opera: the inaugural Michael Ballam International Operatic Competition final round on July 28 and the “Evening of Rogers & Hammerstein” concert July 29. Both begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Utah Festival Opera will host the Michael Ballam Inaugural International Operatic Competition semifinal round July 24. This portion of the competition should be dazzling in its scope and artistry with 23 talent-

ed singers taking the stage hoping to move on to the final round. Six finalists will then compete for the opportunity to go to Europe. The competition is tight and the selections even more challenging for the next round as the finalists move on to compete against one another in two separate rounds. Vocalists will present the arias from the semifinal competition with a second round featuring a new piece. This is the only competition of its kind in the United States. You, as the audience, get to vote who will represent the U.S. in Europe. Any seat in the Ellen Eccles Theatre house is $10 this evening only.

The next evening will feature the “Evening of Rogers & Hammerstein” concert. More so than any other composers and lyricists who have written for the stage, the songs of Rogers & Hammerstein have become an integral part of our everyday lives. We sing them in the shower, we dance to them in ballrooms and we hear them on the radio and in clubs and, yes, in elevators and supermarkets too. Don’t miss this event performed by Utah Festival Opera artists accompanied by a world-class orchestra. To see a seating chart, purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.ufoc.org.

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Ongoing events A display by Glitzy Glass Stars owner Jen Conger Walker is now on display inside the east entrance of the Logan Library. The building is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday (closed Sunday). For more information, visit www. glitzyglassstars.blogspot.com or call 764-3669.

Friday Comedian John Moyer will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Growlers, 205 N. Bear Lake Blvd., Garden City. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 881-0987. North Logan will celebrate Pioneer Day beginning with a flag ceremony at 6:45 a.m. and breakfast at Elk Ridge Park from 7 to 9 a.m. The city will also dedicate the new Stroud Trail at 8:45 a.m. at 1200 E. 2300 North. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. and entertainment and other activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mount View Park. Fireworks will start at 10 p.m. at Elk Ridge Park. The sixth annual Lions Club Pioneer Day Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. Friday at Willow Park Area C, 450 W. 700 South. Cost is $5 per adult, $2.50 per child, $4 per senior and $15 per family. Menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage and choice of orange juice or milk. For more information, call 716-9250 or visit www.loganutah.org. Mendon continues its Pioneer Day and sesquicentennial anniversary celebration through July 26. Weekend activities include an old-fashioned barn-raising project, quilt guild and photo display, family picnic in the park, puppet show, square dancing, food contest, 2K/5K/10K run/walk, all-you-can-eat breakfast, flag ceremony, pancake-eating contest, animal events, craft fair, free frisbee golf, diaper derby and stroller races, parade and much, much more. For times, places or other information, contact Juliene Robins at 7552138 or 881-6436. The Logan 5th Ward Young Women program will host a Pioneer Day pancake breakfast fundraiser from 7 to 11 a.m. at the LDS church at 502 E. 300 North. For more information, contact Melanie at 512-5868. All are invited to participate in a Peace Vigil every Friday between 5 and 6 p.m. on the east side of Main Street between Center Street and 100 North in Logan. For more information, call 755-5137.

Saturday The CAche Practical Shooters will hold its monthly pistol match at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range. The match will consist of six stages including a USPSA Classifier. A required, New Shooter Orientation Class will begin at 7:45 a.m. and join the match at 9. For more information, visit www.utahshooters.org or contact Rich Meacham at 787-8131. Daily Adventures continues at The American West Heritage Center on Saturday. A teepee party will take place at 2 p.m. and

craft time starts at 3. Pony rides take place all day. For more information, visit www.awhc. org. Also, the musical melodrama “Romeo & Juliet: The Musical Comedy” will be presented at 7 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. Cara and Wade (world music) will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whysound. Stokes Nature Center and Corinne Thul will host a “Hummingbird Open House” from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Second Dam. Guests will learn fun facts about hummingbirds, how to identify different species and will get to feed them by hand. Cost is $3. To register, call 755-3239 or visit www.logannature.org. Utah State University’s “Saturdays at the Museum” series at the Museum of Anthropology continues with a glimpse into Utah’s pioneer past through historical archaeology. USU student Katie Kirkham will speak at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Guests will also get to make pots of their own throughout the day. For more information, visit www.usu.edu/ anthro/museum/ or call 797-7545. An Island Landslide Fundraiser car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Autoplex of North Logan, 1840 N. Main. Small and mid-size vehicles are $6; trucks are $7. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Larger contributions can be taken to any Wells Fargo branch under “Island Landslide Fundraiser.” For more information, contact Scott at 881-7598. Lightwood Duo will perform as part of Smithfield city’s Concerts-in-the-Park series at 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Park. Admission is free; bring your lawn chairs. Guitarist/singer Becky Kimball will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Valley Lodge, 2351 N. 400 East, North Logan. Everyone is invited. Bridgerland Literacy’s Bookcrossing stops at the Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market every Saturday morning. Pick up a traveling book to read then release it for others to find. For more information, call 753-1270. The Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at Merlin Olsen Park, 200 E. 100 South, Logan. For more information, visit www.gardeners market.org.

Sunday The Four Hims, a comedy/barbershop group, will perform for River Heights’ music-inthe-park series at 7 p.m. Sunday. Bring your chairs and blankets. Commercial beekeeper Martin James will speak to the summer citizens group about “The Importance of Bees” at 1 p.m. Sunday on the lawn adjacent to Old Main at USU. For more information, call 787-1406. The Post-Mormon Community 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.

Utah State University’s Alumni Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Quad at USU. Admission is free and everyone is invited. This concert will feature BYU tuba professor Steve Call as soloist and USU music department head Craig Jessop as guest conductor.

Monday The Wellsville Tabernacle Center for the Arts will present “Riches to Rags: An Upside Down Cinderella Story” by Sarah R. Hall at 7 p.m. July 27, 30, 31 and Aug. 1 at the historic Wellsville LDS Tabernacle. Tickets are $3 for 12 and older and $1.50 for children and will be available at the door. This production is not appropriate for children younger than 5. The American West Heritage Center will host Family Night on Monday with games, treats and other old-fashioned fun. For more information, visit www.awhc.org. The Logan Iris Society will host its 20th annual Rhizome Sale from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Logan Senior Citizen Center, 240 N. 100 East. Irises, including their descriptions and photos, will be available for purchase. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information, call 797-3107. Bruce Parker, who recently summited Mt. Everest, will give a slide presentation and lecture of his climb at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Cobblestone clubhouse, 445 N. Pine Grove Lane, Providence. Everyone is invited. Chris McFarland will perform with Failed Safety and Danny Hunt (indie/acoustic/ rock) at 8 p.m. Monday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $6.

Tuesday Daily Adventures continues Tuesday at the American West Heritage Center with five sites open for hands-on, living history activities. A children’s Victorian Tea Party begins at 2 p.m. (reservations required) and craft time is at 3 p.m. The Logan Lions Club meets at noon every Tuesday at The Bluebird restaurant. Those interested in joining the club can contact Rod Peterson at 760-5317. Shauna Flammer will share her Glorified Rice Krispie treat recipe at a free cooking and community class from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. Seating is limited; call 753-3301. Registered Nurse Sher Anderson will talk about what you can do to have an easier birth from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Whittier Community Center, 290 N. 400 East, Logan. Cost is $2 per person. For more information, e-mail wise.child bearing@gmail.com.

Wednesday Health and fitness expert Melanie Douglass from KSL Channel 5 will host a night of food, fun and exercise at a free cooking and community class from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. Casual dress is appropriate. Seating is limited; to reserve a spot, call 753-3301.

The Cache Valley Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at the Military Science building on the campus of USU. For more information, call 770-4862. A 2009 Logan City Mayor Candidate Debate will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Logan City Council Chambers, 290 N. 100 West, Logan. Scott Bradley will lead a “To Preserve the Nation” Constitution class at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Book Table. Participation is free. For more information, call 753-2930. Daily Adventures continues Wednesday at The American West Heritage Center. A Pioneer Party will take place at 2 p.m. Also: pony rides, living history activities for all ages and craft time at 3 p.m. Common Ground Outdoors Adventures will lead a campout at Bear Lake on Wednesday. The group will return Thursday afternoon. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information, call 713-0288. Paradise hosts a farm and garden market from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the town park. Music, educational classes and artists will join produce vendors and several local business people. The Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market’s produce market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Historic Cache County Courthouse (south side). For more information, visit www.gardenersmarket.org. Katie Lewis will perform with Jeremy Ashida, The Fig Tree Blossoms and Hero’s Last Mission (acoustic) at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $6. Bridgerland Cruise Nights will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cracker Barrel in Paradise. For more information, call 563-6488.

Thursday Daily Adventures continues at the American West Heritage Center. “Bread and Jam” will be at 5 p.m. Guests are invited to bring an instrument and play along. A series of pandemic preparedness classes will be held Thursday at Thomas Edison Charter School South, 1275 W. 2350 South, Nibley. All classes are free and everyone is invited. For more information, e-mail pandemicpreparedness@hotmail.com. The Knotty Knitters meet at 6:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Senior Citizen Center in Logan. For more information, call 752-3923.

Upcoming event A Thomas X and George W. Smith Reunion will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at Monument Park Stake Center in Salt Lake City. Talks on family roots in England and these brothers and their wives will be given. New and old books, CDs, histories, etc., will be available. Bring your own lunch; drinks and cookies will be provided. Bring copies of your genealogy records and pictures. For more information, contact Gary Hansen at 801-224-5507.

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