â€˜Illusion of detailâ€™:
Creations by painter
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“Under a Wyoming Sky” by Jim Morgan — Morgan says he has no system for painting — simply speaking, he goes with his internal flow, apparently without really understanding it, or at least without talking about it. “I prefer to express myself with paint, not so much with words,” he says. Read more about the artist and his work on Page 8.
From the editor
EPENDING ON WHO YOU ask, change and the unknown can be two of the scariest things we inevitably have to face. I know plenty of people who refuse to change their “routine,” whether it’s what they do in the morning or where they stay when they go to their favorite vacation destination or what they order when they go to a certain restaurant. I know I have some of those same quirks, too — I have to create certain parts of this magazine in a certain order, or come deadline day, everything is out of whack and out of control. But any change can be scary, whether it’s a new job, a big move, going on a diet, becoming a vegetarian, quitting any bad habit or even getting new software on your computer at work. But why? Shouldn’t change be exciting and fun and new? Sure, and it usually is those things, too, but it can also take us out of our comfort zone and shake up what we’ve always known. Without
Such sweet sorrow: Last chance to catch LYS’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’
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it, though, things would get stagnant and boring, wouldn’t they? In other news, don’t be surprised to miss my smiling face from this page for at least the next four weeks as I move on over to the news side of things here at The Herald Journal to fill in for our regular news editor, who will be recovering from surgery. Luckily I have Devin Felix to fill my spot, and I know he will do a great job getting the magazine done, writing a witty column and working with my favorite people in Cache Valley — all of you guys. I can still be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and 435-7927229; I promise I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, just out of Cache Magazine’s loving embrace for awhile. But will I be back? That much I can’t promise, thus the theme of this week’s column (change and the unknown). I really, really hope that I will, but like I said before, change is inevitable, and the winds might just be blowing this way. Have a great weekend, everyone! — Jamie Baer Nielson Cache Magazine editor
Aaron recommends two movies opening this weekend
AWHC to host second annual Celtic Festival
(Page 11) Check out this week’s ‘Photos By You’ feature!
pet photo of the week
This dog is available for adoption! Pet: Muggles From: Cache Humane Society Why he’s so lovable: “Muggles is an active, energetic Pomeranian looking for a home that can treat him special. He is used to children 6 and older, is crate trained and loves fenced-in yards to get that energy out with play and running. Muggles is house-trained but cannot be left alone more than four hours or has accidents (a doggie door would be great!). He is afraid of strangers, so will need reassurance and positive training to get over that fear. But in return, Muggles will give you years of love, lots of walks and lots of play. Muggles gets along with friendly dogs, but NOT with cats.” Muggles’ ID number is 2010-8980. To meet him or any other animals up for adoption, call 792-3920 or drop by the shelter at 2370 W. 200 North in Logan.
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.
he 2010 Cache County Fair and Rodeo continues Aug. 13 and 14 at the Cache County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit www.cachecounty. org/fair. This weekend’s entertainment lineup includes:
Looking at the ‘art in rock art’
4 to 5 p.m. — Pink Stilettos 5 to 6 p.m. — Comas 6 to 7 p.m. — Just Friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Doowah Riders 9 p.m. — Rough Stock
tiletto Pink S
TAH STATE U University’s Merrill-Cazier Library will
12 to 1 p.m. — High Point Gymnastics 3 to 4 p.m. — Carvin Anderson and Carol Anderson 4 to 5 p.m. — Kalei Hogan 5 to 6 p.m. — Mark Gibbons 6 to 7 p.m. — Crimson Rose 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Doowah Riders 9 p.m. — Double Wide
Just Fr iends
Although the styles of the images appear to be similar, at least two, perhaps three, episodes of painting are apparent.
sponsor “The Art in Rock Art,” a Utah Arts Council Traveling Exhibit featuring photographs by USU professor Craig Law that chronicle Utah’s prehistoric rock art, on display Aug. 13 through Sept. 15 in the library’s atrium gallery. This traveling exhibit is part of the library’s ongoing exhibit series. Law will be featured in an exhibit lecture and public reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, in Merrill-Cazier Library Room 101. The lecture and reception are free and everyone is invited. The photographs included in “The Art in Rock Art” have not previously been exhibited and were selected from a larger documentary project called the BCS (Barrier Canyon Style rock art) Project conducted by Law and BCS project director David Sucec. Utah is home to numerous world-class prehistoric rock art sites. These sites and the ancient artworks are a critical record of Utah and North American cultural history. Yet, these sites are virtually unprotected. Many sites have
been seriously compromised by vandalism, others by accelerated aging and weathering. Beginning in 1991, the BCS Project sought to document any and all known sites of prehistoric Barrier Canyon style rock Law art in Utah. To date, the project has photographed more than 212 rock art sites. Law, BCS Project photographer, is a professor in the art department at USU. He is a nationally acclaimed photographer whose work has been exhibited in many university and private galleries throughout the country and abroad. His photographs of indigenous pictographs and petroglyphs in the Barrier Canyon country of Utah were published in a feature story in Smithsonian Magazine. In 2008, he was the recipient of the national Oliver Award from the American Rock Art Research Association for his work on the Barrier Canyon Style Project.
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Noon Music series comes to a close
he ninth annual Noon Music at the Tabernacle comes to a close this weekend. Concerts are free to the public and begin at noon. For more information, visit www.cachecommunityconnections.com. The 2010 Noon Music at the Tabernacle Encore program will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. Admission is free. For more information about this year’s lineup, be sure to check out next week’s Cache Magazine.
The Cantagree Singers
he Cantagree Singers T formed in Mendon with the talents of neighbors and a desire
Sassafras Folk Singers (Aug. 13) assafras Folk String Band offers S lively instrumentation, tight vocal harmonies and crowd-pleasing entertain-
ment. This all-girl string band specializes in folk music both old-timey and contemporary, and an exciting mix of Celtic, bluegrass and blues. Sassafras has performed at Beaver Mountain Music Festi-
val, The Gallivan Center, Temple Square Summer Concert Series and many other venues. Sassafras presents a mix of guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and bass. Their harmonies are vibrant and lively. Sassafras is Genet Brown, Kristen Day, Candice Kempton, Betty Leishman and Marianne Sidwell.
to share music. More than 25 years later, the group has seen some changes and several sabbaticals. The babies of some of those original members have grown up and, for the first time this year, sing with their parents. The Rasmussen Family has enjoyed music their whole lives. Chris is a band teacher at Mount Logan Middle School and Logan High. Susan sings with the American Festival Chorus. Brad is a senior at LHS and sings with the Crimson Colony. Leah is a senior at LHS, plays cello in the orchestra and sings in the choir. Timo is in ninth grade and plays string bass and percussion. Erica is in seventh grade and is learning piano and violin. Kirsten is in fifth grade and is also learning piano and violin. Andrew is in second grade and takes piano lessons. The Earl Family consists of Bryan, Robyn, Tirzah and Micah Earl. Bryan and Robyn are both
graduates of USU. Robyn teaches 17 piano students. Tirzah is a sophomore at Sky View, plays the flute, is in the marching band and has weekly instruction in voice and piano. Micah is a thirdgrader at Edith Bowen and is developing his vocal and piano talents. Bryan plays clarinet with the USU Alumni Band, sings in the American Festival Chorus and has a gardening show on UPR.
It’s time to hear Jennings and Keller
HE BRIDGER FOLK T Music Society will host a concert with Americana
fusion folk duo Jennings and Keller at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S. 300 West, Logan. Tickets are $13 and available by calling 7573468, or take your chances at the door the night of the show. Seating is very limited, so advance purchase is recommended. Jennings and Keller is Laurie Jennings Oudin and Dana Keller, an acoustic duo based out of Miami, Fla. They bring a wealth of experience to their collaboration, from the Broadway musicals
of New York to the honky tonks of West Texas. Their music is called “Fusion Folk Americana” — a blend of many different elements that comes from their vast and wide-ranging musical backgrounds. With the release of their debut CD, “Susan’s House,” and its follow-up (May 2009), “As the Universe Unfolds,” Jennings and Keller are quickly gaining recognition throughout the country. In 2007 alone, they were finalists in five songwriting contests across the nation: South Florida Folk Fest, Suwanee SpringFest, Susquehanna, SolarFest and Falcon Ridge Folk.
Jennings Oudin is wellknown as the former proprietress of The Main Street Cafe, which was viewed across the country as the premier acoustic music venue in Florida. A former Shakespearean actress, Laurie has been a singer and songwriter for many years. Since the cafe’s close in June 2006, she has been devoting her time to her musical career with Keller. Keller is a veteran pedal steel, dobro and guitar player who has spent years performing on stage or in the studio with such luminaries as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Stevie Wonder, Larry Graham, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, John-
ny Rodriguez and The Allen Brothers, to name a few. He has opened for, among others, Spirit, Pure Prairie League, Gordon Lightfoot, Waylon Jennings and Buck Owens. Keller has been an endorsee of the Gretsch Guitar and Drum Company since 1980. The synergy created from these two diverse talents is apparent in the responses they are getting from festival directors, club owners and audience members. The duo’s music is not easy to define, but will leave a lasting impression on all who listen. For more information, visit www.bridgerfolk.org and www.jenningsandkeller.com.
Such sweet sorrow
OGAN YOUTH Shakespeare’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” plays at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13 and 14, at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema, 795 N. Main, Logan. Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for kids 18 and younger. Please, no kids younger than 5. What have you been up to this summer? For a couple dozen Cache Valley kids, the answer is “Shakespeare.” Since mid-June, two casts of young actors have been studying and rehearsing “Romeo and Juliet” as part of Logan Youth Shakespeare’s intensive summer program. LYS brings the play to the stage in its entirety, complete with gorgeous language, bawdy humor, thrilling swordplay and all the passion and freshness only young people can bring to this timeless Romeo (Isaac Spooner) bids a final farewell to Juliet (Amy tale of love doomed by an intractable family feud. Jackson-Smith) in LYS’s production of “Romeo and Juliet.”
Celebrate America Show features ballroom dancers Adam & Jeanne Shelton DAM AND JEANNE A Shelton are one lucky couple. They’ve performed with
the world-famous BYU Ballroom Dance Touring Team and are currently in competition training with pros from TV’s hit show, “Dancing With the Stars.” Jeanne is dance director for the popular Celebrate America Show, where the couple will be featured performers for the third consecutive year. Their award-winning
Fundraiser walk-a-thon aims to help you, your pet live healthier lifestyles start at 1702 N. 800 East, nine weeks. This will be Novartis, behavioral/trainHE MOUNTAIN go north to 1800 North, a “Biggest Loser” contest ing, grooming, first aid, T View Veterinary east to 1200 East, south with winners based on per- wellness (with acupuncHealth Center will host a Health Fair and WalkA-Thon from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at MVVHC’s North Logan location, 1702 N. 800 East. All proceeds will benefit Four Paws Rescue of Utah. For more information, call 752-8251 or visit www. mtnviewvet.com. Leashed and well-behaved pets are welcome. The walk-a-thon registration fee is $10 per person. The walk route is 2.14 miles long and will
to 1400 North, west to 800 East and north back to 1702 N. 800 East. The walk is open to pets and their owners or anyone else who wants to support Four Paws Rescue. You do not have to have a pet to participate, but leashed and well-behaved pets are welcome on the walk route. There will also be a contest to help promote health and wellness, which will kick off Saturday and last
centage of weight lost for Pets Only and for Pets and Owners. Participants will need to have their pet’s weight recorded on an official weight record and initialed by a veterinary staff member each week. There will be two winners, one in each category, and the prize will be a $50 gift card to PetSmart. There will be informational booths from Four Paws Rescue of Utah, Science Diet, Home Again,
ture and chiropractic) and mini “How to Exercise Your Pet” classes. There will also be prizes, raffles, a fishing pond, a bounce house for the kids (sorry, no pets in the bounce house!) and plenty of information about how to care for your pet and help them become healthier. For more information or to volunteer at the event, contact Jenny or Jonathon at 752-8251.
style is showcased as they dance the foxtrot to “Singing in the Rain.” Jeanne’s talent for staging and choreography is evident in “Slap that Bass,” “Mr. Zoot Suit,” “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” Let’s Go to the Movies” and “Hooray For Hollywood.” The show will be held Sept. 7-11 in the Utah State University Ballroom. Special group rates are available the evening of Sept. 7. For more information, call 753-1551.
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Film New this week “Eat Pray Love” Rated PG-13 ★★★ This does exactly what it should to satisfy its core audience: It provides a gorgeous escape, exquisitely photographed and full of female wish fulfillment. Yet it also offers sufficient emotional heft and self-discovery that it’ll make people feel as if they’ve actually learned something and, perhaps, emerged as better people solely through osmosis. It’s easy to see why Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir became an international phenomenon, even without help from Oprah. Everyone’s looking for something — for answers, for their true and higher purpose — and Gilbert had the fortitude (and the wherewithal) to take off alone on a journey around the world to find herself after her divorce. Having Julia Roberts star as Liz Gilbert in the film version of the best-seller,
in theory, only makes it more appealing to an even wider audience. Roberts is radiant as ever, and director and co-writer Ryan Murphy’s adaptation allows her to show off her full range with plenty of hardcore hanky moments. It’s overlong and it wraps up with the kind of romantic comedy cliches that, for the most part, were absent from the first two-thirds. Regardless of how you feel about the movie, though, it’ll make you want to head out for wine and pasta with your girlfriends afterward. Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup and James Franco star as the various loves of her life. PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity. 133 min.
Still playing “The Other Guys” Rated PG-13 ★★★ If the mismatched-buddy cop movie seems egregiously
overdone, the idea of a parody of that genre would seem especially needless — which is what makes this such a wonderful surprise. On paper, this could have been painfully lame. Will Ferrell is doing a variation on his tried-andtrue film persona: the overly earnest guy who’s totally confident and oblivious to his buffoonery. Mark Wahlberg, meanwhile, is playing with his screen image as a tough guy and a hothead, doing a version of his Oscar-nominated role in “The Departed.” It all could have been too familiar, too cute. But there are just enough tweaks to these characters and this formula — and a refreshingly weird, kinky streak throughout — that make “The Other Guys” an unexpected kick. Director and co-writer Adam McKay’s film runs out of steam in the third act and probably could have been tightened a bit. And we didn’t need the Powerpoint-style presentation over the closing credits preaching
to us about corporate greed. But the majority of it works. A big reason for the film’s success is that the action sequences are played totally straight. The comedy similarly has a deadpan tone; it’s selfaware but not tongue-in-cheek. PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material. 101 min. “Salt” Rated PG-13 ★★ Despite the cryptic ads that pose the question, “Who Is Salt?” and regardless of the various twists and turns designed to throw us off, the intentions of Angelina Jolie’s super-spy character, Evelyn Salt, never really seem to be in question. Nonetheless, no actress working today is as convincing an action star as Jolie, and she does tear it up here; the fight scenes are visceral, not balletic like the “Tomb Raider” movies or supernaturally trippy as in “Wanted.” And “Salt”
allows director Phillip Noyce to return to the kind of action thrillers he’s made previously, like the Tom Clancy adaptations “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger.” It’s muscular, gritty and propulsive. (Robert Elswit, an Oscar winner for “There Will Be Blood,” is the cinematographer.) It’s also totally ludicrous and lacking in even the slightest shred of humanity. What Jolie is called upon to do as a CIA operative accused of being a Russian spy grows increasingly difficult to accept, even for summer escapism. Yes, she’s supposed to be a highly trained undercover operative — whether she’s working for the United States or Russia — but this is ridiculous and even laughable when, in theory, we’re supposed to be engrossed. PG13 for intense sequences of violence and action. 93 min. — All reviews by The Associated Press
“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”
n some twisted way, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” reminds me of the neo-noir “Brick” with Joseph GordonLevitt. “Brick” went full steam ahead for a high school noir drama complete with dialogue that confused the masses. “Brick” is more like an experience than a movie. Kudos to the filmmakers for going for something that made it original. So why does “Scott Pilgrim” remind me of “Brick”? Because Edgar Wright, director of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz,” has outdone himself here with a movie so original and fresh it feels like it shouldn’t have come out of Hollywood. More often than not we head to the movie theaters these days to see an action film or romantic comedy and halfway through it we realize, we’ve seen this film hundreds of times before. Movies are being recycled at a breakneck pace and that’s what makes a movie like “Scott Pilgrim” so exciting. Adapted from a comic book, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” centers around Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) and his quest to win the heart of Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). The catch is, when he starts dating Ramona he quickly finds out she has a past full of relationships gone wrong. So wrong, in fact, that Scott must duel each one of Ramona’s exes in a battle to the death. “Scott Pilgrim” plays out like a video game, complete with pixilated graphics, music from “Zelda” and — my personal favorite — a throwback to the Mario games with Scott’s band being named The Sex Bobombs (for those of you who don’t know, Bob-ombs are the disgruntled bomb guys in the Super Mario games that try and blow up Mario). Everything about this movie screams geek central, but that’s where it excels even more. Instead of being a movie where geeks of all ages can come and
The Reel Place By Aaron Peck
geek out about video game and comic book references, “Scott Pilgrim” contains some witty writing that will convince you to watch the movie over and over to get every sly piece of humor. Of all things, there’s even a “Seinfeld” reference that had me rolling with laughter. Wright crafts a movie that rivals his other films. He packs the film full of references and even sees fit to make each and every ex Scott defeats explode into a shower of coins. Does it make sense? Yes, it does, in a video game world. With each and every new video game release we keep hearing video games are becoming more like movies with their complicated plots, but “Scott Pilgrim” has turned the tables with a movie that is more like a video game. And not just any video game — an old-school video game. Wright knows his way around clever humor and “Scott Pilgrim” is packed full of it. Sadly, its premise and look may keep a lot of people away thinking this is just a movie for teenagers. This really is a movie for people who love going to movies; for people who are still holding out hope that there’s originality left in this world; for people who enjoy films that make them genuinely
“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” Rated PG-13
“The Expendables” Rated R
laugh. This is a film that may scare some people because it looks like a video game, but it’s a film that everyone should see. Just like “Brick,” “Scott Pilgrim” jumps headfirst into something that hasn’t quite been done before and, on sheer bravado, it scores.
hen Stallone set about putting together “The Expendables,” he seemed to have one goal in mind: A return to the action movies of the past we
used to know and love. Today’s action movies are watered down, CG-based excuses to blow stuff up. What happened to movies like “Die Hard” and “Rambo”? Let’s face it — the ’80s and early ’90s were the heyday of action cinema. Stallone recognized this, so “The Expendables” was born. Assembling nearly every major action hero from the past three decades (except for Jean Claude van Damme), Stallone crafts a film bubbling with testosterone and loaded with enough male machismo
to power a small city. Along with Stallone we have action regulars like Bruce Willis (who, unfortunately, doesn’t get any action scenes), Jason Statham, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Randy Couture, Mickey Rourke and Terry Crews (the guy who yells really loud during Old Spice commercials). With biceps flexing and guns blazing, “The Expendables” doesn’t stop shooting, kicking and exploding for its 103-minute See REEL on p.12
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Both good for their entertainment value
‘Illusion of detail’ W Creations by painter
“Preening Wood Ducks”
ildlife and landscape painter Jim Morgan won’t wax poetic about the creative process, or get all sappy over the prospect of parting with a piece he’s sunk his soul into. “I can’t wait to get rid of the damn things,” he said. “I’ve done what I can do and I want to move on.” He gestured at a painting of a snoozing coyote, which sat on an easel in the studio — filled with animal skulls and antlers, a giant wasp nest, worn wooden duck decoys and a wall of art books — of his Mendon home Wednesday. “That one I’m pretty much wore out looking at,” said the 63-year-old native of Goshen, Utah, who’s lived in Cache Valley since he came to Utah State University to study art in the 1960s. He was framing the 24-by-36, oil-on-linen piece called “Desert Dreamer” in preparation for its display at an upcoming show in Southern Utah. The painting (priced at $14,600) appeared in a show at the Autry National Center, a museum of western heritage, in Los Angeles earlier this year. Morgan says he has no system for painting — simply
speaking, he goes with his internal flow, apparently wi out really understanding it, least without talking about i “I prefer to express mysel with paint, not so much wit words,” he told an interview for Southwest Art Magazine 2003 in a Q&A about the cr ative process. He went on to say in the a cle: “I try to capture the ess and spirit of the scene, anim and landscape. A harmony. make the animals become a integral and important part the landscape, as they are in nature. The animals should in harmony with their surro ings. There is a certain rhyt found in nature. If that harm and rhythm can be conveye canvas, my effort succeeded making a convincing pictur Morgan grew up in tiny G hen, a wide-open farming a mining community on the s end of Utah Lake. His fathe Harold, was an avid hunter worked at various times as a farmer, miner and trapper. “To be interested in art w kind of an odd-man-out thin said Morgan. Still, Morgan’s parents su ported his painting passion, which has led to a solid 30year career churning out we regarded paintings and a rep
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tion as a top-flight nature artist with a special eye and touch. Morgan won the 1994 Robert M. Lougheed Memorial Award at the National Academy of Western Art and the 1996 and 2007 Red Smith Artists Choice Award at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. A piece called “New Snow — Rock Creek” from a few feet away could be mistaken for a photograph — the light and lines look precise and perfect, and a blue-winged magpie pops from the snowy surroundings. Stand a little closer and the piece breaks down into countless individual hard strokes along with areas blurred. At a distance it all comes together. Morgan says he only creates an “illusion of detail.” Art writer Tom Davis said of Morgan: “Few people see the way he does. The world simply looks different to him than it does to the rest of us, vastly more variegated and nuanced ...” Morgan said he just paints by feel. “I really don’t know what I’m doing,” he said. “I get the right color and the right shape and the right value in the right places and I get enough of those in a painting and, lo and behold, some of them are actually successful.”
Above: Jim Morgan is a local painter known for his wildlife and wilderness paintings. Below left: Some tubes of paint sit on an easel in Morgan’s studio. Below right: The painter’s reflection is seen on a table in his studio.
On the Net: www.jimmorganartist.com
Story by Jay Patrick >> Photos by Alan Murray >> Artwork by Jim Morgan
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Finding the right wine for your summer
HE WINE Spectator has come out with its annual list of best wine restaurants in the world. There are three classes of restaurants with excellent wines and food. Most restaurants receive one glass, a few receive two glasses and only the top receive three glasses. There are 26 award restaurants in Utah; none have received three glasses, and only four have received two glasses. They are in the resort areas of the state. Only four restaurants are outside the Salt Lake City and Park City areas, and one of those is Hamilton’s in Cache Valley. The Wine Spectator does not go looking for restaurants so they must apply. Also, restaurants that do not serve wine are not included in the listing. The state Legislature has set up a privatization board to examine the merits of placing the sale of liquor with private companies. Other states, such as Montana, have had mixed results in this endeavor. It is my understanding that the Legislature still wants all the revenue now being generated and none of the cost of operating stores. This is not possible without serious changes in how liquor is distributed in the state. For a city like Logan, the selection of wines would be severely limited. Have you ever been to a city the size of
Logan anywhere in the U.S. that has a decent wine selection? I have a bad feeling about this process. I was able to satisfy my summer craving for Beaujolais by going to the Park City Wine Store. They had several 2008 vintage wines, but none of the 2009 vintage that is said to be so great. The updated DABC catalogue does have some of the 2009 vintage Beaujolais listed, so we may see some eventually. The Logan Liquor Store finally has the 2008 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Flower Label at $10.99. This wine is from 39 villages within the Beaujolais area. While not at the level of some of the other 2008 Beaujolais wines, it is also much cheaper. For instance, the 2008 Georges Duboeuf Morgan Descomes Beaujolais is $14.99. The Wine Advocate rates the Morgan at 90 and the Villages at 86. While I liked the fresh berry flavor of the Morgan, I would not rate it at 90 and think the price is too high. Another fine wine is the 2008 Georges Duboeuf Julienas La Trinquee Beaujolais at $13.99. This full berry-flavored wine is also rated 90. Georges Duboeuf makes 12 flower-label wines from the regions within Beaujolais and 33 specialty Beaujolais from specific vineyards within
Recommended F 2008 Georges Duboeuf
By William Moore
each region. Beaujolais wine is made from the gamay grape, and I have always assumed it was the most common grape in France. I find there are three times as many acres devoted to grenache and merlot than to gamay. I wonder who drinks all of that wine. These red Beaujolais wines should be chilled before consuming. My other summer passion in wine is rosé. I was disappointed in the sparse selection of rosé wines in Park City, as well as in Logan. The only one I can recommend is the 2008 Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec
Beaujolais-Villages at $10.99 F 2008 Georges Duboeuf Morgan Beaujolais is $14.99 (SLC) F 2008 Georges Duboeuf Julienas Beaujolais at $13.99 (SLC) F 2008 Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec Rosé at $11.99 F NV Gloria Ferrer Brut Sparkling wine at $16.99 F 2006 Pazo de Senorans Albarino at $12.96 F 2007 Burgans Albarino at $12.99 F 2007 J. Rickards Ancestor Zinfandel at $18.43 F 2007 Michael David Petite Petit at $14.99
Rosé at $11.99. The bin for the 2009 Chateau Lancyre Rosé at $12.99 from France was empty. Another way to beat the summer heat is to go with a chilled sparkling wine like the NV Gloria Ferrer Brut Sparkling wine at $16.99, which is rated 90. The Spanish 2006 Pazo de Senorans Albarino at $12.96 is available on closeout. This citrus-flavored wine was rated 92 by the Wine Advocate. It
is not clear to me why it’s at such a reduced price. The one I like is the 2007 Burgans Albarino at $12.99 from western Spain. There are some red wines I would like to recommend this month. The 2007 J. Rickards Ancestor Zinfandel at $18.43 is a great value, since it sells in California at the winery for $22. This wine has pepper, spice and hints of chocolate, and was aged for 20 months in oak. This is a specialty item that may not stay. Another new item is the 2007 Michael David Petite Petit at $14.99 from Lodi California. Michael David is also the producer of 7 Deadly Zins and Windmill Zinfandels. This wine is 85 percent petite sirah, and should not to be confused with syrah or shiraz. I have not tasted this yet, but it is rated 88 by the Wine Advocate and is loaded with small berry flavors. Always be ready to try a new type of wine. William Moore is retired from the Utah State University chemistry and biochemistry department and currently lives in Smithfield. 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 email@example.com.
Final Performance Camp recital
HE CACHE Children’s Choir’s annual Vocal Performance Camp will present its final recital at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, in USU’s Morgan Theatre. Admission is free and everyone is invited. Campers ages 12 to 18 spend an intensive week learning proper vocal
technique and other performance skills including choreography and audition tips in group, ensemble and solo settings. Friday’s recital will highlight the works of Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Also, registration for the Cache Children’s
Choir Academy of Singing is now open. Choirs are for ages 3 to 15, plus a new Orff (percussion) class. Tuition ranges from $120 to $240 annually. Founded in 1989, CCC is a non-profit organization. For more information, call 752-6260 or visit cachechildrenschoir.org. Vocal Performance Camp students begin learning “America” from “West Side Story” for this weekend’s recital.
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AWHC to host second annual Celtic Festival
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Association and American West Heritage Center will host the second annual Cache Celtic Festival & Highland Games on Aug. 27 and 28 at the Heritage Center. Friday the gates will open at 5 p.m. with entertainment happening immediately on the stage. Highland athletics will be demonstrated, and at 5:30 p.m., Scottish Highland dancers will perform courtesy the Heather Glen School of Scottish Dance. A traditional Celtic music concert by Stonecircle will begin at 6 p.m., and will be interspersed with other performances until 9 p.m. On Saturday the gates open at 9 a.m. A full slate of Highland athletics will then commence. A noon ceremony will feature the five pipe bands massed into one, and all Celtic clans will be called to assem-
ble. More vendors are registered than last year; many will be open Friday night as well as until closing Saturday. Tickets for Friday only are $4 for adults and $1 for children ages 5 to 12. Discount tickets for both Friday and Saturday events will be sold Friday; these two-day discount tickets are available for Saturday-only prices: $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children younger than 5 get in free each day. Pipe bands will perform on Saturday and the entertainment stage will be full “to the hilt” with traditional Celtic music, Irish step dancers, pipers and Scottish dancers. Stonecircle, Leapin’ Lulu, Cuchulain and Citrine are among the musical groups performing. More than 24 Scottish clans have registered, plus representatives of the Welsh; all
will host heritage booths and displays all day Saturday. A Gaelic language booth will be open as well. Historical presentations on Celtic influences on the surrounding settlements will be held — Celts and the mountain man era; Scouting and Scots: Scouting’s Scottish birth; and other topics. Children’s activities and a candy cannon will also be part of Saturday’s festivities. David Campbell will preside as chieftain of the Games. Campbell is a past president of the Clan Campbell Society (North America), having served an unprecedented two terms. He and his wife Betty have been guests at Inveraray Castle, home of their clan’s chief. Their host was the previous Duke of Argyle, and more recently his son, the current Duke of Argyle. David is also a past president of the Utah Scottish Association.
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• What: Jazz from a Lower Latitude • When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 • Where: Logan Arthouse and Cinema • Admission: $12 at the door • More information: www.jacksonevans.com
runtime. Barney Ross (Stallone) is the leader of an elite mercenary force called The Expendables. Under his employ are Lee Christmas (Statham), Ying Yang (Li), Gunner Jensen (Lundgren), Toll Road (Couture) and Hale Caesar (Crews). (We’re to assume these are code names, with Hale Caesar being my personal favorite.) The guys take contracts from people who need tough jobs done without the tiedown of bureaucracy. The beginning of the film shows The Expendables take out a band of Somali pirates with
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Kurt Carpenter throws a caber during the 2009 Cache Celtic Festival & Highland Games in Wellsville.
skilled precision; bullets fly, people die (come to think of it, that wouldn’t have been a bad tagline for this film). Once the guys are hired to go after a corrupt general on the island of Vilena, they soon find out they may be up against more than even their bulging muscles can handle. But like most action films, the plot doesn’t really matter all that much. Its sole purpose is to be able to drive along a movie filled with numerous explosions and increasingly inventive ways to kill people with guns. So, does Stallone’s film harken back to the action movies of yesteryear that we so fondly remember? Yes and no. Stallone excels in guid-
ing an action film along, but has taken up the mantel of recent action directors with his quasi shakycam and quick-cutting techniques. During the action scenes there isn’t a shot that lasts more than a second. Body parts flail about as we realize we’re missing much of the martial arts dance Li and Statham are masters of. A sequence toward the end plays out much like the recent “Transformers” movie — it’s almost impossible to tell who’s fighting who. “The Expendables” excels on its pure adrenaline-fueled action set pieces. We may not get much in the way of coherent hand-to-hand combat, but some of the larger set pieces, which
use real explosions, are a wonder to behold. As Stallone and Statham swoop down in their airplane, unloading bullets on the helpless army below, it’s hard not to smile. Film critic Aaron Peck has a bachelor’s degree in English from USU. He also writes for BlogCritics. org and HighDefDigest. com, and is starting up a new movie website called TheReelPlace. com. He lives in Logan. 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 aaron firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honoring a once-in-a-lifetime friendship The Christian Science Monitor
HE CHIEF heartache of Gail Caldwell’s love letter of a memoir, “Let’s Take the Long Way Home,” is also its main subject: The person she wrote it for will never be able to read it. “I was 51 when Caroline died, and by that point in life you should have gone to enough funerals to be able to quote the verses from Ecclesiastes by heart,” Caldwell writes, but Caroline Knapp was the first person she lost who was irreplaceable in her life. Caldwell, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former chief book critic for The Boston Globe, met Knapp, a columnist with the Boston Phoenix, in 1996. Both women gave up drinking at 33 (Knapp’s memoir is titled “Drinking: A Love Story”); both had to overcome physical challenges in their youth, polio for Caldwell and anorexia for Knapp; both adored dogs and loved the water. Caldwell swam and Knapp rowed, and each taught
the other her sport. The similarities extended to owning the same pieces of clothing and discovering that both had, at different times, dated the same man. (He wasn’t a keeper for either. Caldwell sums up her love life thus: “Reader, I moved on.”) Both were introverts, to the point where a potluck dinner would cause Knapp a week’s worth of anxiety. Caldwell dubs herself “the gregarious hermit,” while Knapp said, “I’m a merry recluse!” As a result, they valued each other deeply. “Finding Caroline was like placing a personal ad for an imaginary friend, then having her show up at your door funnier and better than you had conceived,” Caldwell writes. The two developed the kind of bosom friendship that Anne Shirley longed for in “Anne of Green Gables” and most of us rarely find. They walked their dogs, Clementine and Lucille, together around Fresh Pond; rowed together on the Charles River; vacationed together in New Hampshire and on Cape
Cod, even after Knapp reunited with the man she would marry; and they talked to each other every day. “‘What are you doing?’ I would say in the early afternoon, when I called after the writing hours were done and before the walking ones began. ‘Waiting for you to call,’ she would answer, half kidding ...” It’s common to say that people didn’t have enough time together, but they really didn’t. In 2002, Knapp was diagnosed
with lung cancer, and Caldwell was there when the doctors pronounced “the obscene euphemism that telegraphs the end: ‘We can make her more comfortable.’” “Let’s Take the Long Way Home” isn’t a devastating examination of grief in the way of Joan Didion’s “Year of Magical Thinking,” now perhaps the most purchased book for handing out at funerals. Caldwell is not a wallower as a writer, and that, plus the memoir’s slim size, should help readers prone to waterworks. (I’ll cry at commercials, so I was doomed from the prologue.) In addition to honoring Knapp’s friendship, Caldwell also discusses her own battle with alcoholism and spends a good bit of time talking about a subject dear to both friends’ hearts: dog-training. (Personally, I could have used another couple of chapters about dogs as a buffer.) Once she reaches the pages about Knapp’s death, Caldwell summons up an incisive emotional clarity about a subject from which many Amer-
icans instinctively shy away. “The only education in grief that any of us ever gets is a crash course,” Caldwell says. Of the time immediately after Knapp’s death, she remembers thinking, “If only I could get to sorrow, I thought, I could do sorrow. I wasn’t ready for the sheer physicality of it, the lead-lined overcoat of dull pain it would take months to shake.” The friends who come to eat the vat of black beans Caldwell makes after Knapp’s death help, and so do poets from Edna St. Vincent Millay to Anne Sexton to Pablo Neruda. “I still have my set of keys to her house, to locks and doors that no longer exist, and I keep them in my glove compartment, where they have been moved from one car to another in the past couple of years,” she writes. “Someday I will throw them in the Charles, where I lost the seat to her boat and so much else.” “Everything about death is a cliché until you’re in it,” Caldwell writes. That may be true, but very little about this gift of a book would qualify.
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USU encourages community to read ‘Outcasts United’ TAH STATE U University President Stan L. Albrecht received a copy of
“Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference” by Warren St. John — this year’s selection for the Connections program’s Common Literature Experience. The Common Literature Experience encourages the entire campus community, the local community and USU’s newest students to read the book and attend an August convocation lecture featuring the coach of the legendary refugee soccer team, Luma Mufleh. St. John, a New York Times reporter, brought Clarkston, Ga., to national attention in 2007
with a series of articles about the changes in a small Southern town brought about by an influx of refugees from all over the world. This book comes out of those articles. It gives more detail about the town and, most particularly, the three soccer teams composed of refugee boys (the Fugees) who were coached by Mufleh, an Americaneducated Jordanian woman. The book is a sports story, a sociological study, a tale of global and local politics and the story of a determined woman who became involved in the lives of her young charges. Keeping the boys in school and out of gangs, finding a place for them to practice and helping their families survive in a new world all
became part of her daily life. “‘Outcasts United’ can promote discussion about the intricacies of
today’s global environment and the challenges of understanding diverse perspectives,” said Noelle Call, director of Retention and Student Success and the Connections program director. “Other themes in the book include immigration issues, refugee resettlement, local and global politics, cultural conflict and change, identity and intergenerational issues, biculturalism, the value of team sports and community building.” The literature experience culminates with a convocation lecture by Mufleh, who will speak at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 28 in the Kent Concert Hall. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information, contact Call at 797-1194.
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Answers from last week
Calendar Ongoing events Booth applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Novemberfest Arts and Crafts Fair, an annual Christmas craft and entertainment show scheduled to run Nov. 26 and 27 at the Logan Rec Center. For more information, contact Charlene at 512-9745 or Nina at 752-8142. Spanish classes for children and adults are held all year at the Spanish Learning Center, 172 N. 300 West, Logan. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Everyone is invited to join a weekly peace vigil from 5:30 to 6 p.m. every Friday on the east side of Main Street between Center Street and 100 North in Logan. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 755-5137. The Cache Children’s Choir will perform its Vocal Performance Camp recital at 3 p.m. Friday at USU’s Morgan Theatre. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information, visit www. cachechildrenschoir.org.
Bryce Wood will perform at 6 p.m. and Katie Jo will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza. There is no cover charge and everyone is invited.
The Antics perform improv comedy at 10:30 p.m. every Friday at the Logan Arthouse, 795 N. Main. For more information, visit www.loganarthouse.com.
Common Ground Outdoor Adventures will go cycling at Newton reservoir from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 713-0288.
Friday marks the beginning of Weird Science Week at the American West Heritage Center with five sites open for hands-on, living history activities. A children’s Victorian tea party will be held at 2 p.m. (reservations required). Pony rides and train rides take place all day. Most activities are included with admission. The Mountain Crest High School Class of 1985 reunion will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Maddox Ranch House. Cost is $25 per person. RSVP to Terrell at email@example.com or Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy a day in the sun with OPTIONS for Independence at the Brigham City pool at noon Friday. Cost for swimming is $5. Bring your own lunch, or food is available for purchase. To sign up, schedule transportation or for more information, contact Mandie at 753-5353 ext. 108.
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Saturday The Cosmic Nudge will host a community celebration and workshop titled “Building Sustainable Futures Now: Through World Preservation and Personal Transformation” from 3:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Willow Park, 450 W. 700 South, Logan. This event will feature the voice of Kathleen Procter-Moore (mezzo soprano), Australian Ambassador for the Goodwill Peace Treaty and a member of Zonta International. For more information, contact Lori Christensen at 435-227-6040. Weird Science Week continues at the American West Heritage Center. A mountain man party will be held at 2 p.m. Most activities are included with admission. Finn’s Flowers will host a kitten food drive for the Cache Valley Humane Society from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market. Bring a 3½-pound (or larger) bag of kitten food to the Finn’s Flowers booth and receive a free bunch of flowers (while supplies last). USU’s Museum of Anthropology will examine America’s fascination with county fairs as part of its ongoing “Saturdays at the Museum” series. Guests can sample fair foods and learn how to make them; marvel at fair displays; and participate in fun family fair activities. You can also bring your own fair goods (no animals please) to claim a blue ribbon and participate in a raffle for prizes. For more information, call 797-7545. This month’s Utah Fibromyalgia Association meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Room 5 at Logan Regional Hospital. Guest speaker Gail Bartholomew from the National Alliance on Mental Health will present “Mental Health Resources Available in Cache Valley.” A “support group”-type visiting circle will be held afterwards. The Bridger Folk Music Society will host a concert with Americana fusion folk duo Jennings and Keller at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Crumb Brothers Bakery. Tickets are $13 and available by calling 757-3468.
and USU women’s ruby players will teach rugby skills playing “touch” rugby. Girls ages 12 to 18 and their parents are invited. Water and sports drinks will be provided; wear shorts and tennis shoes or soccer cleats. A reunion for the descendants of Robert and Mary Ann Lower and/or Joseph and Margaret Dunkley will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin, Idaho, City Park. There will be a short program and tours of the Relic Hall, Hatch and Doney homes. A covered picnic area is available, but no food will be provided. For more information, contact Shannon at 435-787-2468 or email@example.com. The Cache Hikers will hike to Peter Sinks on Saturday. This is an easy/moderate hike, about five miles one way with a 1,500-foot elevation gain. Bring water, lunch and appropriate clothing. Meet at 8 a.m. in the southwest corner of the Smith’s Marketplace parking lot at 700 N. Main. For more information, contact Jennifer at 753-0130. The Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at Merlin Olsen Park. Come enjoy locally grown produce, handmade crafts, artisan foods, live music and more. Now accepting SNAP, credit and debit cards. For more information, visit www.gardenersmarket.org or call 755-3950. Aggie Ice Cream tours will be held at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $3 per person.
Tuesday Daily Adventures continues Tuesday at the American West Heritage Center. A children’s Victorian tea party will be held at 2 p.m. (reservations required). Pony rides and train rides take place all day. The Cache Valley Gluten Intolerance Group will host its third annual “Totally Gluten-Free Picnic” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Adams Park, 500 E. 500 North. Bring a gluten-free main dish, salad or dessert to share. For more information, e-mail CacheValleyGIG@gmail.com. Kid Theodore will perform with Eyes Lips Eyes (Elizabethan Report) and Battleschool (rock/alternative) at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www. myspace.com/whysound. A free workshop, “Notices, Evictions, & Dealing with Abandonment,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Logan Library’s Jim Bridger Room. Learn when and what to do when you have to serve a notice, start an eviction or face an abandoned unit.
Wednesday Daily Adventures continues Wednesday at the American West Heritage Center. A mountain man party will be held at 2 p.m. Most activities are included with admission.
The Wild West Shakespeare production “A Whole Lotta Fussin’ Over Nothin’” will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at the American West Heritage Center. Tickets are $10; guests can add a chuckwagon dinner sponsored by Elements for $10. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Wild West activities start at 5:30 p.m. and include a train ride, frying pan toss, tomahawk throwing, panning for gold and more. Dinner reservations are required; call 245-6050.
Scott Bradley will lead a “To Preserve the Nation” Constitution class at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Book Table. There is no charge and everyone is invited. For more information, call 753-2930 or 753-8844.
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.
Mike Hatch will play the piano at 4 p.m. Thursday at Pioneer Valley Lodge, 2351 N. 400 East, North Logan. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information, call 792-0353.
Monday Monday is Family Night at the American West Heritage Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This event features games and other old-fashioned fun with a special treat. Cost is $5 per person. Reservations are required; call 245-6050.
Spencer Jensen will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza, 99 E. 1200 South, Logan.
Deja Vu will perform for Providence city’s Summer Concert in the Park Finale at 7 p.m. Monday at Zollinger Park’s small pavilion, 61 N. 200 West. Admission is free; bring your blanket, chairs, picnic, friends and family.
A free Get-to-Know Rugby Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lundstrom Park, 1350 N. 1600 East, Logan (look for orange cones lining grid near picnic area). Rugby veteran/coach Theresa Pitts-Singer
Common Ground Outdoor Adventures will host an art project making tie-dye T-shirts at 5 p.m. Monday. Bike & Ice will be at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cgadven tures.org or call 713-0288.
Paradise hosts its Farm and Garden Market from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the Town Square. Featured are local produce, crafts, music and activities for all ages.
Daily Adventures continues Thursday at the American West Heritage Center. A pioneer party will be held at 2 p.m. with classic games and activities. Also, instrumentalist Mike Young will host a special workshop on repairing and preserving musical instruments at 1 p.m. Most activities are free with admission. Common Ground Outdoor Adventures will host an overnight camping trip at Sunrise Campground overlooking Bear Lake. Come enjoy two days of waterskiing, tubing and fishing. The group will leave at 9 a.m. Thursday and return at 4 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 713-0288. Shauna Flammer will share some of her after-school snack ideas from 7 to 8 p.m.
Thursday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. There is no charge. Seating is limited; call 753-3301 to reserve your spot. For more information, visit www.maceys.com. 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. Scout & Youth Days will feature its own Highland Games for Youth on Thursday at the American West Heritage Center. Events with be authentic and suitable for youth of all ages and genders. Reservations are required; call 245-6050 for more information. Common Ground Outdoor Adventures will go cycling in Petersboro at 5 p.m. Thursday. Also, this month’s volunteer orientation will be held at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.cgadventures.org. Common Ground is at 335 N. 100 East in Logan.
Next weekend A series of three presentations on the evidences of the Book of Mormon in the Heartland of America by Rod L. Meldrum will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 20, 22 and 23 at the Holiday Inn Express in Logan. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated. For more information, call 752-3444. Topics include “Book of Mormon Prophecies Referencing the United States and its Constitution” on Friday; “Joseph Smith and Book of Mormon Prophecies of the Latter Days” on Sunday; and “Newly Discovered Book of Mormon Evidences in North America” on Monday. A Family Community Carnival/Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Valley Lodge, 2351 N. 400 East, North Logan. There will be booths dedicated to veterans and senior health, plus free carnival games with prizes, a bouncy house, free food and more. A special flag presentation by Ervin Simons will be held at 3 p.m. and a sock hop will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Dress in your ’40s or ’50s attire. For more information, call 792-0353. Paul Christiansen will perform with Tina Ferguson and Ruben (acoustic) at 8 p.m. Saturday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www.myspace. com/whysound. A Cache Community 5K or half-mile Memory Walk and Brain-Healthy Breakfast will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, at Cache Valley Assisted Living, 233 N. Main St., Providence. Cost for breakfast and walk is $25 (5K) and $5 (half-mile), or $5 just for breakfast. There will also be booths offering free memory screenings, gluscosameter testing, bone density testing and more. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The first few to register will receive a coupon to Casper’s Ice Cream. Register now or at 7 a.m. the day of the race. For more information, e-mail cachevalleyassistedliving@hot mail.com or call 792-4770.
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The American West Heritage Center will host its fifth annual Star Party from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday. This is the special week of the Perseid Meteor Shower; activities will include a Glow-in-the-Dark Tea Party (call 245-6050 for reservations), Starry Navigation Treasure Hunt, star stories, pioneer night games, presentations by ATK and others, pony and train rides, star gazing through telescopes and more. Bring a telescope to share by 6:30 p.m. and receive free admission for you and an assistant. For more information, visit www.awhc.org.
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