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Ancient Billboards on the landscape Craig Law has spent nearly two decades photographing ancient Native American rock art The Herald Journal

Sept. 3 - 9, 2010

Arts & Entertainment Calendar On the cover: Photographer Craig


What’s inside this week Crossword......p.14 Calendar.........p.15

Grammy-winning Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Eccles Theatre

Law has captured the work of ancient Native American artists on film for the past 19 years. Some of his work is on display now at the USU Merrill-Cazier Library. (Cover photo: “Ascending Sheep Panel” by Craig Law)

From the editor


T’S A LITTLE SAD THAT talking about the weather is often seen as just a way of avoiding real and important conversation, and here’s why: Weather is awesome. Take this past week, for example. On Monday it rained like crazy. Every time it rains it feels like some kind of minor miracle is taking place. I know it’s perfectly natural and normal, but somehow the fact that water is falling from the sky makes my head spin a bit when I stop to think about it. It probably has something to do with growing up in a desert, where daily prayers asked God for water and thanked him for it. It also got cold this week. Somehow, that first step outside into the first genuinely chilly day after months of

Slow Wave

Tour some of Cache Valley’s preserved and restored historic homes

heat bearing down always stirs my emotions in ways few other things do. Sewn up in it are memories of the nerves of nearly 20 first days of school and the thrilling jitters of nights of childhood Halloween mayhem. Maybe I’m also feeling the touch of millenia of ancestors who felt that first stroke of cold as a call to arms against a savage winter — to bring in the wheat, to shore up the walls, to stock the firewood. Whatever the case, autumn fills me with a kind of passion and gentle madness that comes at no other time and that I relish. Thanks for sitting with me for a while as I psychoanalyzed weather’s effects on myself. I’m well aware that others feel completely the opposite about rain and cold and fall, and I respect that. Maybe that’s one reason we talk about the weather: It’s a topic on which people can relate and disagree amicably. And that seems pretty real and important to me. — Devin Felix Cache Magazine assistant editor

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It’s time for another Gallery Walk, featuring tons of great local artists

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pet photo of the week

This cat is available for adopPet: Jimbo From: Cache Humane Society Why he’s so lovable: “Jimbo is very mellow and affectionate. He loves to be groomed and loved. Jimbo is very good with other cats. He is known as ‘Mr. Sad’ because he seems so lonely and would love to have a family all his own.” To meet Jimbo or other animals up for adoption at the Cache Humane Society, call 792-3920 or stop by the shelter at 2370 W. 200 North, Logan.

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

Local professor makes art out of bad air


HE NORA ECCLES Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University opened a new exhibit Aug. 31 featuring the photographs of USU professor Christopher M. Gauthiér. The photos are part of Gauthiér’s series “Evidence and Artifacts: Particle Matter 2.5,” which explores the air quality in Cache Valley. The exhibit runs through Jan. 11, 2011. An opening reception is planned at the museum Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are invited. Gauthiér will provide an informal overview of his work, answer questions and discuss his inspirations. Gauthiér’s photographs were made in the midst of ice, fog and inversion, a natural and manmade regional weather phenomenon in which beauty and toxicity combine. “Development, manufacturing, transportation, pollution and agriculture all contribute to the growing problem of air quality,” Gauthiér said. Through his photography, Gauthiér documents both the cause and effect of the growing air pollution problem in Cache Valley during the coldest days of

the year, giving special attention to the issue of particulate matter. The Environmental Protection Agency defines particulate matter, also known as particle pollution or PM, as a mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets. The size of particles is directly


Visit the annual Labor Day Model Air Show this weekend !

At the Heritage Theatre in Perry


he Bridgerland Radio Control Club will hold its annual radio-controlled model aircraft display and air show this week. The display will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at the North Logan Walmart parking lot. There will be electric-, gas- and even jet-powered model airplanes and helicopters on display, as well as model demonstrations throughout the day. The air show will take place at noon Monday, Sept. 6, at the Logan-Cache Airport. It will include WWI, WWII, military and civilian aircraft, jets, helicopters and even combat flying. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per carload. Drinks, food and bathrooms will be available. Visit www. for more info.

linked to their potential for causing health problems, and exposure to such particles can affect both lungs and heart. Particles less than 10 micrometers in diameter pose the greatest problems because they can get deep into lungs, and some may even get into the bloodstream, according to the EPA website. In Gauthiér’s 10 large-scale, color photographs, the metaphors of particles, bits and artifacts find their way into the images. Using a layering technique, the images are digitally manipulated with enlarged patterns to convey degrees of particulate matter. In other parts of the image area, the resolution shifts with increasing detail, depicting environments of precise clarity. “The rhythmic digital textures applied to these photographs are an expressive gesture — like many photographers who use grain, focus and depth of field,” Gauthiér said. “I want to allow the viewer the opportunity to visualize the particles that are being breathed within these mysterious, silent and enveloping fog fields … an aesthetic parallel to the terrible and beautiful duality of inver-


Dates Times Cost Location Reservations

Friday, Aug. 27 - Sept. 18 7:30 p.m., matinees Sept. 4 and 18 at 2 p.m. Adults $9, seniors and children $8 Heritage Theatre, 2505 S. Hwy 89, Perry Call 435-723-8392 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Wednesday - Saturday

HE HERITAGE THEATRE IN PERRY presents “Annie.” The classic musical tells the story of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Visit for more information.

sion.” Educated at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Ohio University in Athens, Gauthiér has taught photography in the USU Department of Art since 2008. He has also taught at Jackson State University in Mississippi and has exhibited his work throughout the United States and the world, including San Francisco, New York, Korea, Germany and Russia. For more information or to schedule a tour of the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, call 797-0165. The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is on the USU campus at 650 N. 1100 East. Information is also available at the museum’s website (http://artmuseum. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Parking for the museum is available in the orange lot west of the museum for a fee of $5. Museum visitors who RSVP will receive free parking, and parking is free after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Call Rachel for reservations, 7971414.

‘Ghost Bird’ film showing and book signing Thursday Bridgerland Audubon Society will host Scott Crocker’s acclaimed film, “Ghost Bird,” about the apparent rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema, 795 N. Main St. “Ghost Bird” wades into a murky swamp of belief and obsession in this cautionary tale about birders, ornithologists and the citizens of Brinkley, Ark., who are certain they keep seeing a giant woodpecker that’s been extinct for over half a century. Featuring music from The Pixies, The White Stripes and David Lang. Local author Christopher Cokinos will sign copies of his book “Hope Is the Thing with Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds” after the film. His book includes a moving narrative about the last known stronghold of ivory-bills in the southern U.S. For more information contact Chris Cokinos at 245-7769 or, or go to www.

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Presented by the CVCA

Grammy-winning vocalists coming to town


HE CACHE VALLEY Center for the Arts presents Grammy Award-winning a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 in the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Sweet Honey In The Rock has a career that spans three decades, two Grammy Awards and a unique style and sound grounded in their experiences of the civil rights era. Since 1973, Sweet Honey In The Rock has been empowering audiences of all races, genders, persuasions, walks of life and ages. The group expresses outrage and compassion, documents the times and preserves and extends African American vocal traditions. This concert will be sign language interpreted. Tickets are available online at or at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts Ticket Office in the Bullen Center at 43 South Main St., Logan. Tickets are $21, $26, $28 or $32 and may be ordered and printed online anytime without any additional fees. Referred to as “a national treasure” by first lady Michelle Obama, Sweet Honey In The Rock entertains audiences with an educational, entertain-

ing and inspirational production. Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, the group has a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey’s collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. Sweet Honey In The Rock was founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973 at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company and has been a vital and innovative presence in the music culture of Washington, D.C., and in communities of conscience around the world. Although the members have changed over three decades, the group continues to sing and has helped to produce several records for children and adults. The group’s repertoire represents not only a collaboration of six musical geniuses and social activists, but also a culmination of the past halfcentury’s struggle for equal rights.

Sweet Honey in the Rock (Photo courtesy of Opus 3 Artists)

Poised and graceful, the group’s current members are composers, music educators and choreographers hailing from diverse professional musical backgrounds. “Sweet Honey In The Rock has played an important role as artists and activists,” said Wally Bloss, executive director for the Cache Valley Center for the Arts. CVCA offers a variety of discounts including specials for groups of 15 or more, children (5-18) and USU students. Save 15 percent when you buy

tickets to any four CVCA shows. No discounts will be available on the day of the show. Sweet Honey In The Rock is Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson and Shirley Childress Saxton. Visit www.cachevalleycente or call 752-0026 for additional info on the Sweet Honey performances. For more info about Sweet Honey in the Rock visit www.

Art classes offered for both kids and adults HE CACHE T Valley Center for the Arts Fall programs will be in full

swing by mid September. For more information on the classes, full schedules or to register, call 752-6260 or visit Valley Dance Ensemble Aug. 23 to Dec. 10 In all of Valley Dance Ensemble’s classes the primary goals are to enjoy movement and expression and to find new and interesting ways to communicate through the art of dance. Classes are offered for children and adults. Classes are ongoing, and new students are always welcome. If

you’re not sure about it, come try one class for free. Logan Youth Shakespeare Sept. 23 to Jan. 27 LYS is now accepting registration for the full-length fall production of Macbeth. An intro meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Youth Shakespeare lets youth aged 9-19 learn Shakespeare through performance of his plays, uncut. In this collaborative, non-competitive environment, all actors also work behind the scenes and help direct their counterparts. Ceramics Sept. 7 to Nov. 15

Classes are geared for all ages and all skills. Students ages 4 to 11 will learn about clay and create their own ceramic work using a variety of hand-building techniques. Students ages 10 to 19 will learn about clay construction techniques and have a strong focus on wheel throwing. Students in the 10-week adult class will choose what they most wish to create. All classes are held in the first floor ceramic studio inside the Bullen Center, 43 S. Main St., Logan.   Unicorn Theater Creative Drama Children’s classes Aug. 30 to Oct. 20 Wouldn’t it be great if there were a place for kids to go crazy

with their imaginations, making up stories, playing fun games and learning through theatrical exploration? Well there is such a place! The Creative Drama classes at Unicorn Children’s Theatre encourage children to act their age. The eight-week course explores drama from a variety of disciplines. Students will develop an understanding of emotional expression while exploring the dramatic process. Come play in a no-pressure environment where creativity and imagination blossom. Cache Children’s Choir Classes Began Aug. 27

Cache Children Choir offers ongoing classes for children ages 3-5 at the Bullen Center. Yearly tuition is $140. For more information about Cache Children’s Choir, contact 7526260 or visit www.cachechild   Yoga with Dennise Through Dec. 15  Yoga with Dennise offers ongoing classes for all levels. Classes are held in the Bullen Center Carousel Ballroom beginning Monday, Aug. 30. Class passes are $25 for four classes or $40 for eight classes. Drop-ins welcome at $8 per class. For more information visit

By Mel Torrie

Iron Gate Grill

S.E. Needham Jewelers

Federal Avenue

The Sportsman Mountain Place

The Studio

Caffe Ibis

The Art Center

Camp Saver

Main Street

100 North

Center Street

Utah Public Radio Fuhriman’s Framing Thatcher-Young Mansion

100 South

By Russ Fjeldsted

By Jerome Daniel Murphy

By Lucy Watkins

By Reida Fillmore

100 East

200 North

Global Village Gifts

• S.E. Needham Jewelers, 141 N. Main: Exhibit will be “Art on Metal” by Lee Griffiths. • Iron Gate Grill, 155 N. Church St.: The Iron Gate Grillwill feature artwork by Darrick Riggs • The Art Center, 25 W. 100 North: Featuring work by the center’s resident artists, Doc Christiansen, Trent Gudmundsen, Colleen Howe and Gene Needham. • Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave.: Outdoor paintings by Plein Air artist Kitty Allen Yates will be on display. • Camp Saver, 31 N. Main St.: “The Planets” by Megan Ruth Cox and music by Maxwel Ijams will be featured. • Gia’s Italian Restaurant, 119 S. Main St.: “Fiber Expressions” by Lucy Peterson Watkins will be on display. • Logan Arthouse and Cinema, 795 N. Main St.: “Confessions of a student mom” oil paintings by Alyssa Harper will be displayed. • Mountain Place Gallery, 123 N. Main St. (upstairs): “Bear Lake, Portraits and Pioneers” by R. Fjeldsted will be on display. • The Riter Mansion, 168 N. 100 East: Oil paintings by Trent Gudmundsen and polymer clay art by Sharon Ohlhorst will be displayed. • The Sportsman, 129 N. Main St.: Mel Torrie’s “Cache Valley,” a collection of limited-edition canvas prints will be displayed. • Best Western Weston Inn, 250 N. Main St.: Reida Fillmore’s “A Time Away” will be shown.

Riter Mansion


HE ANNUAL CACHE VALLEY Center for the Arts Fall Gallery Walk will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at various downtown Logan businesses and galleries. For more information, call 753-6518 ext. 15 or contact Amanda Castillo at acastillo@centerfort Maps can be found at any of the participating businesses. Continuing a long-standing tradition, this month’s Gallery Walk will feature the work of local artists, much of which will be for sale. Also, Dry Lake Band will perform at Caffe Ibis from 7 to 9 p.m.. Participating galleries include: • Thatcher-Young Mansion, 35 W. 100 South: Photographs by Chris Dunker and ceramics by Jerome Daniel Murphy • Fuhrimans Framing, 75 S. Main St.: “Landscapes of the American West” by Caroline Lavoie • Utah Public Radio, 43 S. Main St.: Printmaking exhibition with USU printmaking students and Kathy Puzey, USU assistant professor of printmaking. • The Studio, 106 N. Church St.: Work from members of The Cache Valley Photographers Meetup Group will be on display. Members are local photographers of all skill levels with varied subject interest. Prices range from $25 to $250. • Global Village Gifts, 146 N. 100 East: Featured will be creative works from around the globe and works associated with S.H.A.R.E. (Support Handicap Awareness Rehabilitation)

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Film New this week

Still playing

“The American” Rated R ★★★ Hidden from critics until just

“Nanny McPhee Returns” Rated PG ★★1⁄2 The Nanny McPhee movies may be principally for kids, but make no mistake about it: They are, quite literally, a parent’s dream. Overwhelmed single parents with unruly kids are rescued by a magical nanny (Emma Thompson) who seemingly appears out of nowhere. And at no cost! For some older moviegoers escorting little ones, this premise might be impossibly alluring. And they said fans of “Avatar” were depressed when they left the theater. This sequel to 2005’s “Nanny McPhee” (both penned by Thompson, adapting Christianna Brand’s Nurse Matilda books) largely keeps the original’s formula. McPhee, a witch-looking fairy godmother of tough love, comes to the aid of a parent trying to manage a litter of kids alone (Maggie Gyllenhaal, filling Colin Firth’s shoes). McPhee obviously owes much to P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins, but there’s still a warm, British naturalism to the film and an old-fashioned cheerfulness uncommon to most of today’s kids movies. With Rhys Ifans as a brother-in-law scoundrel, and Maggie Smith as a ditzy shopkeeper. PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements. 109 minutes.

before its release, the dirty secret about Anton Corbijn’s movie turns out to be that it’s an “art film.” Heavens, no! Corbijn, a famed photographer and music video director whose first film was 2007’s “Control,” has crafted a quiet, haunting European thriller, drained of emotion and moving at its own deliberate pace. George Clooney plays Jack, an assassin who builds highly precise rifles with the care of an artisan. He’s laying low in a stone labyrinth of a town in Abruzzo, the mountainous region in Italy. Though he’s supposed to be fully hardened, Jack slowly reveals weak spots for love, companionship and, yes, butterflies, one of which he has tattooed on his back. That “The American” is beautiful to look at is unquestionable; Corbijn’s formal mastery is something to behold. What is finally slightly disappointing in the film is the familiarity of its story: another tale of “one last job.” It’s difficult not to want Corbijn’s mournful seriousness to ease up a bit, but “The American” is transfixing in its muted grace. R for violence, sexual content and nudity. 105 minutes. “Going the Distance” Rated R ★1⁄2 Drew Barrymore and Jason Long

star as two young, ambitious hipsters so similar that they might as well have the same brain. As soon as they meet, their patter and laughter is nonstop, and after close to two hours with them, you may start wishing for mechanical troubles on one of the cross-country flights that connects their long-distance relationship. The film, directed by documentarian Nanette Burstein, charts the trials of early 30s love, strained by logistics and the recession. The main alteration to the simple formula of “Going the Distance” is a heavy insertion of R-rated humor. Most of the crudeness comes from the supporting cast, largely populated by comedians: Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jim Gaffigan, Rob Riggle, Kristen Schall and Christina Applegate in comedy mode. All the best bits come from this crew, but the tone still feels out of place. It’s as though Burstein tried to surround a sappy rom-com with Judd Apatowinspired yucks. R for sexual content, including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity. 103 minutes.

“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” Rated PG ★★1⁄2 If toys, video games and comics

can serve as sources for Hollywood action flicks, why not Mickey Mouse? Inspired by Mickey’s segment in Disney’s “Fantasia,” this action comedy starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel may not work any bedazzling magic. Yet the family fantasy that reunites Cage with his “National Treasure” producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub stirs up a pleasant-enough potion whose effects, action and comedy should send parents and kids home happy. The often stodgy Cage, fresh from a couple of deliriously manic performances in “Kick-Ass” and “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” has rediscovered his inner goof, hamming it up as a 1,500-year-old sorcerer searching for a chosen wizard who will be able to defeat an evil sorceress aiming to destroy the world. Science geek Baruchel turns out to be the guy and gets a crash course in magic for his big showdown. Co-starring Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer and Alfred Molina, who adds dapper charm as a wicked wizard. PG for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language. 110 min.

“Despicable Me” Rated PG ★★1⁄2 Despite some clever moments and colorful characters, this could have been called “Forgettable Me” instead. It has a pleasingly off-kilter look about it — the work of a French animation house — a strong voice cast led by Steve Carell as the bumbling bad guy Gru and a delightfully cruel sense of humor. It’s actually darker and odder than most family-friendly animated fare, and that’s a good thing — until it goes predictably soft and gooey at the end, that is. But what’s mainly missing from this first animated 3D offering from Universal is story. There’s just nothing to “Despicable Me,” and that becomes glaringly obvious when you compare it to this summer’s “Toy Story 3” in particular and Pixar movies in general, where story is paramount. Here, the look of the film is what makes it stand out amid the glut of summer cartoons. The characters are cute in their weirdness, down to Gru’s shaggy, growling dog. Even the trio of spunky orphans crucial to Gru’s diabolical plan to steal the moon are adorable in an unusual way. The scene-stealers, though, are the Minions: tiny, yellow, pill-shaped creatures with one eye and sometimes two who carry out Gru’s evil deeds. At least, they try. Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews are among the supporting cast. PG for rude humor and mild action.

“Piranha 3D” Rated R ★★★1⁄2 Mere words cannot describe how awesomely gnarly this is, how hugely entertaining, and how urgently you must see it. This is not a joke, by the way. This movie is a complete blast. To borrow a phrase from the kind of B-horror flicks to which “Piranha 3D” is such an effective homage: Run, don’t walk. Like “Snakes on a Plane,” which came out in the dead of summer four years ago, “Piranha 3D” knows exactly what it is and does exactly what it should do. It’s about piranhas ... in 3-D. It’s cleverly knowing without collapsing into parody. It makes great use of its extremely random cast, including Elisabeth Shue in an unusually bad-ass role as a sheriff, Ving Rhames as her deputy and Jerry O’Connell as a Joe Francis type. Christopher Lloyd has one great scene in full-on, crazed Christopher Lloyd mode as the resident fish expert. That’s all we’ll say. But the whole point of this kind of movie is the gore, and French director Alexandre Aja finds hilarious and creative ways to kill off his characters — drunk, horny college kids who’ve descended on a lake for spring break. R for sequences of strong bloody horror, violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language, and some drug use. 82 minutes. — All reviews by The Associated Press


X-FEDERALE Machete (Danny Trejo) chops, shoots, stabs, and eviscerates his way through countless bad guys in his self-titled picture. Robert Rodriguez pumps up the gore to maximum volume as gallons of CGI blood and severed body parts fly around on screen like they were confetti. It’s all well and good until ‘Machete’ actually tries to carry out a plot. Then things get messy, and not in a good way. There are a lot of things going on in this movie, and a convoluted plot isn’t something that an exploitation film like ‘Machete’ needs. Robert Rodriguez tries to do too much with his ultra-violent flick. It’s obvious he’s trying to make a comment about illegal immigration, but is this really the platform to do that? Does it help anyone’s cause that Rodriguez shows countless Mexican immigrants taking up arms and killing people? Those were just a few thoughts running through my mind. As for the plot, Senator McLaughlin (Robert De Niro) is making it a point to be extremely hard on illegal immigrants. He even goes so far as to join a rag-tag band of militia border-keepers, led

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-and-true film persona: the overly earnest guy who’s totally confident and oblivious to his buffoonery. Mark Wahlberg, meanwhile, is playing with his screen image

The Reel Place By Aaron Peck

★★ “Machete” Rated R

by Don Johnson, on joy rides to kill people crossing the border. Machete was a police officer in Mexico, until Steven Segal (yes, Steven Segal) killed his wife. Now he’s given that life up to become a day laborer in Texas. Machete is hired by a local government persona to kill Senator McLaughlin, and Machete obliges because of as a tough guy and a hothead. It all could have been too familiar, too cute. But there are just enough tweaks to these characters and this formula that make “The Other Guys” a kick. Director and co-writer Adam McKay’s film runs out of steam in the third act, and we didn’t need the Powerpoint-style presentation over the closing credits preaching about corporate greed. But most of it works. The comedy has a deadpan tone; it’s self-aware but not tongue-in-cheek. PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material. 101 min.

all the hateful rhetoric that’s come out of the senator’s mouth. Too bad it’s a setup and now everyone wants Machete dead. Problem is, he’s very hard to kill. The plot isn’t done yet though. Throw in a terribly boring Jessica Alba as an immigration agent (whose scenes are sleep-inducing), an angst-ridden Michelle Rodriguez (who is leading a resistance of Mexican fighters) and a coked-out Lindsay Lohan (more or less playing

herself), and you’ve got a very mixed bag. On one level I liked Machete and its over-the-top gore, its silly references and its spoof-like humor. On the other hand, when Machete isn’t hacking up henchmen the movie is dreadfully boring, bordering on tedious. Too much of the movie is focused on Alba’s cardboard character, and every time she’s on screen it’s hard to not wish that the movie would fast-forward itself to the action scenes. Speaking of the action scenes, while funny at times (like when Machete rappels out of a building on the end of an enemy’s entrails), they’re poorly

edited. Following much of the action is downright impossible, especially during the last and great bloody battle that is reminiscent of the ‘Anchorman’ news team fight scene, but with more gore and fewer tridents. ‘Machete’ is, for the most part, what you expect it to be. It slices and dices with the best of them, but during its down moments the movie begins to drag. You might expect Danny Trejo to chop people up for the entire runtime, but you’ll be surprised that Alba gets just as much screen time to bore you to death. If I had to choose between Machete’s knife or Alba’s dialogue, I’d choose Machete’s knife any time. Film critic Aaron Peck has a bachelor’s degree in English from USU. He also writes for and, and is starting up a new movie website called 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 aaronpeck46@

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‘Machete’ works when it sticks with blood

Ancien on th A USU professor has places documenting


Holy Ghost Group, Great Gallery, Canyonlands National Park: The Holy Ghost Group is unique in all of prehistoric rock art because of its modern spatial dynamics—the composition has the appearance of three-dimensional space. Surprisingly, the Barrier Canyon style (BCS) was not identified as a style until the 1970’s, when Polly Shaasfma recognized that the Holy Ghost and the other figures at the Great Gallery represented a distinct style. The Holy Ghost is the tallest figure at about 8 feet in height. Pair Of Figures, San Rafael Swell: The iconography (symbolic meaning of images) of this panel suggests that we are looking at representations of a Shaman (left with oversized eyes) and, likely, the Mother of Animals (right with plant antennae and holding a wriggling snake). Birds flying around a plant or tree is a common motif found in prehistoric and early historic shamanistic imagery. Snakes continue to be considered sacred creatures by traditional Native Americas, such as the Hopi of the southern Colorado Plateau.

Red Figure Panel, Eastern Canyonlands Area

Craig Law

raig Law sat high in National Park. He was in the par study and documen graphs and petroglyphs left by th the role of discoverer. Looking out over the rock walls there somewhere. He pulled out “a wonderful painting,” which like “That gave me kind of a chill,” L As he approached it later, he di been seen from above.

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lots of heavy camera gear. At least once, the team has gone in using llamas, but “usually it’s two legs and a 60- to 70-pound pack,” he said. It’s sometimes taken a physical toll — Law said he’s had heat stroke at least a couple times. But overall, the exertion and time spent outdoors have been a source of joy in the project. “I’ve loved the physical aspects of carrying all the gear, backpacking in for a week or more,” he said. In the process, he’s learned a lot about the ancient peoples who lived and painted in Utah 7,000 to 8,000 years ago. They were artists who put as much creativity and nuance into their craft as any modern artist, he said. “These images were probably more central to the cultural values of those people than our art is today. Sometimes ours is a little superficial,” Law said. Researchers believe the paintings held deep religious significance. Many of the images are located in central areas where everyone would see them, so they’d trigger the memories of creation stories and other significant beliefs, Law said. “They’re almost like billboards on the landscape,” he said. Law said the BCS Project has helped increase awareness among Utahans about the ancient art, and that’s crucial to inspiring people to protect and appreciate these priceless treasures.

Red Panels, San Rafael Swell: Although the styles of the images appear to be quite similar, at least two, perhaps three, separate episodes of painting are apparent. The two figures on the right appear to be older than those to the left. The right-handed figures have multiple extensions on top of their head forms, which is unusual for the Barrier Canyon style.

Inventory Panel, San Rafael Swell

Book Cliffs From Ten Mile Wash, Eastern Canyonlands Area

Story By Devin Felix Photos by Craig Law Captions by Dave Sucec

Trio Plus One, Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument

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All mixed up

South end of valley featured in Historic Home Tour James G. Willie House 97 N. 100 West, Mendon

Date Time Cost Locations Tickets


James Ferguson Whitney House 195 W. 100 North, Mendon

John and Sarah James House 210 W. 9000 South, Paradise

Saturday, Sept. 11 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10 South end of Cache Valley Available at Lee’s Marketplace, Macey’s the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau or call 755-1890

ACHE VALLEY’S 2010 Historic Home Tour will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. The tour will feature houses where settlement began in the south end of the valley. The public will have the rare opportunity to see beautifully restored homes in Paradise, Hyrum, Wellsville and Mendon, including the James G. Willie house. Willie was the leader of the illfated Mormon Handcart Company that traveled to Utah in 1847. In 1859 he helped settle the town of Mendon. Visitors will also see lavish landscaping and numerous unique historic artifacts collected by the various homeowners. The Paradise DUP Museum and the historic Mendon Railroad

John Stoddard House 87 N. 200 East, Wellsville

Station will also be open on that day. A $10 ticket includes entrance into the American West Heritage Center’s working farm home and a free drink and dessert with lunch at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Paradise. Tickets are available at Lee’s Marketplace, Macey’s Food and Drug and the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau on the corner of Logan Main Street 200 North. The tour is sponsored by the Cache Valley Historical Society and the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau with a RAPZ tax grant. As in past years, proceeds from the tour will fund scholarships for Utah State University students studying local history and for transportation for school children to visit the American West Heritage Center.

Hyrum First Ward LDS meetinghouse

280 S. Center St., Hyrum

Jensen Farmhouse

American West Heritage Center

Learn about Aggie history at the Anthropology Museum TUDENTS, S alumni and community members are invited to Utah

State University’s Museum of Anthropology for activities in the “Saturdays at the Museum” series to learn about the traditions and culture of USU. “Aggie Culture Day” is Saturday, Sept. 4, and all are invited. For the day’s activities, the

museum has planned presentations and displays on topics that include Aggie symbols and traditions, the history of USU, Aggie sports and much more. Created by USU students and museum staff, the event is sure to have something for everyone. “This event will be a great way for patrons to find out more about Utah State,” said

Aurora Durfee, a Saturdays series program coordinator. “The university has so many fascinating traditions and bits of history that many people don’t know anything about, and, as students, learning about USU can help us have a more fulfilling experience here. At this Saturday activity, every person who comes into the museum will have a chance to learn something

new about USU.” With the opening of the 2010 fall semester at the university, USU students and members of the public are invited to the museum anytime during its open hours. It is open six days a week, with regular hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. For Saturday activities,

free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building. The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main Building, Room 252. For more information about this event, call museum staff at 797-7545 or visit the museum website (anthromuseum.


ID YOU EVER buy new underwear and socks just so you didn’t have to do the laundry? I think the same applies to moving rather than really cleaning your house. The irony is that, unlike underwear and socks, you can’t just give the old house to Deseret Industries and take a tax deduction; you actually have to clean the house if you are serious about selling it. Of course, once it’s clean, you don’t want to sell it and the whole pattern starts over again. You wake up one morning and realize you have been in the same house for 20 years. The reason so many people back out of home sales agreements at the last minute is that the loss of $1,000 earnest money is nothing compared to a forced cleaning of

Slightly Off Center By Dennis Hinkamp

your house. This dilemma causes me to daydream of arson. Really,

with the exception of a few non-digital family photos and the dog, there’s not much I couldn’t replace with insurance money. And all the replacement stuff would be new and clean. I have to stop talking and writing about arson because even if my house does ever burn down due to a legitimate accident, my insurance company isn’t going to believe me. You really should move more often than every 20 years, but inertia is the most powerful force in the universe; it’s probably 10 times that of gravity. Inertia is especially weighing when it’s a voluntary move. It would be so easy to say no. There is no pressing need, deadline or employer on the other side of the country paying for the move. That’s the other thing:

the distance. We’re not even moving out of our zip code. It’s only two miles away, but it feels like planning a voyage to another country. “I wonder if the new neighbors will be friendly or hostile to immigrants?” I think. “Will we be able to learn the language and fit in to a new culture?” It’s a little-known fact that Columbus, Magellan and all the great explorers mainly were trying to get away from their cluttered houses. Project this into the future and you can easily explain space travel as depicted in all the Star Trek movies and TV series. “The final frontier” is actually just an escape from a cluttered planet. What I found so unbelievable about Star Trek is the lack of clutter on the ship.

Whenever they show video from the current space station, the inside looks like a garage sale exploded inside a Winnebago. The Star Trek future purports to have machines that can create anything out of thin air, and yet there is no clutter in the rooms or hallways of the ship. Maybe they just ray gun the stuff away or maybe transport their clutter to enemy ships like they did in “The Trouble with Tribbles” episode. Though Dennis Hinkamp is experiencing moving anxiety, he would like to state for the record that no arson will be forthcoming. 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. Feedback at

Celebrate America with music, dancing and movie stars EDNESDAY, SEPT. 8 AT W 7:30 p.m. in the USU Ballroom there will be a mix of old Hollywood

and modern technology when the Celebrate America Show adds Facebook Night. Any student from any school with a current ID may attend for a special price, and the evening is also open to the public. There’s no dinner for this performance, but there will be a show to

take the audience back to 1942 for a star-spangled evening at Hollywood’s famous club, the Coconut Grove. Movie stars and “star-gazers” made the club one of the most popular spots in the entertainment world. This year’s Celebrate America Show, “Hooray For Hollywood,” gives you the chance to experience the glamoUr, excitement and patriotism of the era featuring the music and stars of the 1940s, including Clark

Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Shirley Temple, George Burns and Gracie Allen. Guest appearances include Adam and Jeanne Shelton, formerly of the worldfamous BYU Ballroom Dance Touring Team, and Ned Smith, a professional drummer on the West Coast with a style reminiscent of Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa.   Dinner shows are Sept 9 - 11. After dinner and the show, entertainment will

continue with dancing to hit tunes from Glenn Miller to Tommy Dorsey with the Larry Smith Orchestra and Singers. Tickets are available with or without dinner each night. The show will be held September 7-11 at the Utah State University Ballroom. Information and tickets are available at or by calling USU’s Caine School of the Arts Box Office at 797-8022.

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Don’t feel like cleaning? Just sell the house

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A lost marriage pieced together “You Lost Me There” (Riverhead Books, $25.95), by Rosecrans Baldwin: There’s a saying that there are three sides to every story: Yours, mine and the truth. Rosecrans Baldwin’s new novel could be an illustration of that idea. “You Lost Me There” is the story of Victor Aaron, a scientist at a research facility in Maine who is studying Alzheimer’s disease. His late wife, Sara (a playwright turned Hollywood screenwriter), died three years earlier in a car accident. On the surface, life has gone on for Victor. He works, swims for exercise and is dating Regina, a 25-year-old Ph.D. student with a passion for burlesque dancing and vintage fashion. Readers soon realize that Victor hasn’t finished grieving for Sara — and that he has much to learn about their marriage. The first sign is when Sara’s elderly aunt Betsy recalls something from Sara’s past that Victor had misunderstood. On the night they met, Sara confessed to Victor that when she was a teenager, she punched her mother in a fit of anger and then tried to run away. The way Victor heard it, Sara’s mother punched her. He then finds index cards that Sara wrote about their relationship. She had written them for an assignment from a couples therapist they had briefly consulted. The therapist had asked them to detail five changes in the direction of their marriage. Sara wrote 54 cards. In them, Victor reads of instances he can barely recall, and problems he didn’t realize existed. One of her cards says: “Our marriage was a book written by authors in separate houses.” Victor came up with only one card, which he wrote after Sara’s

Pope grants interviews for upcoming book

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has granted a series of interviews to a German journalist that will form the basis of a new book expected later this year. The Vatican said Tuesday that Benedict and journalist Peter Seewald spoke several times over the course of the final week in July at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. Seewald interviewed then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger for his 1996 book “Salt of the Earth,” essentially a transcript of interviews on the state of the church from Ratzinger’s perspective as the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi says the new book, in German and Italian, would be published before the end of the year by the Vatican’s publishing house.

* This week’s New York Times Bestseller List *

death: “My marriage went in a single direction, and then it stopped.” These two contrasting — yet telling — declarations could easily sum up “You Lost Me There.” Yet the narrative continues as Victor unravels. Like Victor’s disjointed memories, the novel isn’t consistently interesting. The best parts are when Sara returns through Victor’s memories or her index cards. (Too bad there are only 54 of them.) Victor interacts with various women in his life, including aunt Betsy, Regina and a colleague named Lucy. He invites his 22year-old goddaughter, Cornelia, to spend the summer with him in Maine. Yet despite the different connections he’s made, Victor feels detached to everyone around him. As he becomes increasingly withdrawn and desperate, the book begins to lose momentum. It isn’t until Victor takes a hiatus from work that readers begin to see an end to his suffering.

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Postcard Killers” by James Patterson and Liza Marklund 2. “The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson 3. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett 4. “The Cobra” by Frederick Forsyth 5. “Star Island” by Carl Hiaasen PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert 2. “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin 3. “Where Men Win Glory” by Jon Krakauer 4. “My Horizontal Life” by Chelsea Handler 5. “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls

3. “Food Rules” by Michael Pollan 4. “The Belly Fat Cure” by Jorge Cruise 5. “Radical” by David Platt PAPERBACK TRADE FICTION 1. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson 2. “The Girl Who Played with Fire” by Stieg Larsson 3. “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave 4. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese 5. “Ford County” by John Grisham

PAPERBACK (MASS-MARKET) FICTION 1. “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman 2. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel

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“Gone” by Marilyn F. Brady Summer, so elusive, You flew by on wings of light. I pleaded with you to stay, But was told you had to move on, And now — you’re gone. Already I miss sweet summer’s kiss. I loved being bathed in her warmth. Adorned so beautifully, she dazzled me In her colorful dress of flowers. Encased by abundant fields of green, She was truly a sight to be seen.

By Coryell Fowler

Children played in the summer sun Their laughter filling the air. Watching in the shade, with my lemonade, I felt I hadn’t a care. She took with her the butterflies And hushed the crickets’ song. Her rampant sun no longer shines, For this I also long. A hint of autumn is on stage, Awaiting in the wings. Determined, her chill is found In the boasting breeze. I must accept that summer’s gone And with faithful patience, Yearn for her promised return.


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We don’t only hang poems and short stories on our bulletin boards at home, so why not hang something different on the one in Cache Magazine? That’s right — now you can send anything creative this way — from recipes to pictures you’ve drawn to unique tips when it comes to rearranging your closet. Send your stuff to jbaer@hjnews. com, or mail it to Cache Magazine,

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The Cache Magazine Bulletin Board

By Myles Mellor and Sally York Across 1. For example 4. Overland expeditions 11. Revere 16. Nota ___ 17. Pain reliever 18. Character printers 20. Word builder, part 1: allow, story, minimum 22. Humanitarian 24. Ordered a pizza, maybe 25. It may be glossed over 26. Snap 28. Female parts 29. Prince, e.g. 30. Place for a parquet circle 33. Pop diva 35. Tennessee’s state flower 36. Light metallic sound 38. Sound rebound 40. ___ Epoch 42. Word builder, part 2: older, tells, clergymen 48. Excited 49. Easter, e.g. 50. Sacred image: Var. 53. Junk E-mail 54. Lamented 55. Pelvic bones 60. Vetoes 61. Relating to a mythical woodland creature 64. Mowed down 66. High official in ancient Greece 68. Yank 70. Last month 71. Word builder, part 3: most iridescent

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Answers from last week

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Ann K.

Dominic A.

Ann K.

Birthday: 11/1994 For Utah children, only homestudied families

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Jake Thomas will perform w/Izaak Wierman, Justin Topik and Kieyanna Osmond (acoustic) at 8 p.m. Friday at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit

Stokes Nature Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Labor Day. Admission is free. Visitors can explore natural artifacts, play nature games, check out live critters and help name SNC’s new resident snake and tortoise. SNC is located one-third of a mile up the River Trail in Logan Canyon, one mile east of Logan. For more information, call 755-3239.

Wellsville will celebrate Founders Day this weekend. Activities include semi-pro rodeo Friday and Saturday; dance Saturday; and a full day of activities Monday. For more information, contact Colin Harrison at 2455227 or visit Stokes Nature Center invites curious toddlers, ages 2 and 3, to join Parent Tot Nature Hour from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. Explore animals, plants and nature through music, crafts and games. This program is parent interactive; all toddlers must have a parent present. Cost is $3 ($2.50 for SNC members). To register, call 755-3239 or e-mail The Hyrum Senior Center will serve lunch at noon and play bingo at 12:30 p.m. Friday. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch is a suggested $2.50 donation. Please call 245-3570 before 10 a.m. to reserve your spot for lunch.

Saturday 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 or call 755-3950. Isaac James will perform with Audio Chloroform (acoustic) at 8 p.m. Saturday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $5. The World of Puppetry Museum will reopen with upgraded facilities from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West. Free activities include puppet history tours and demonstrations, puppet making and puppet play, a “Punch & Judy” show at 3 p.m. and puppet storytime at 4 p.m. The museum is open the first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment for groups. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 435-723-0740.

Sunday The Post-Mormon Community is a nonsectarian organization of individuals and families who have left Mormonism. The Cache Valley chapter meets for dinner and socializing every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at a local restaurant. Newcomers welcome. For more information, visit or call 770-4263. Members of the Northern Chapter of the American Bikers Aiming Towards Education will hold their monthly meeting at noon Sunday at Ruby Tuesday, 43 E. 1400 North, Logan. All interested motorcyclists are invited.

The Wellsville Founders Day 5K, 10K and Kids K (one-mile) Fun Run will start at 7 a.m. Monday on the east side of the Wellsville LDS Tabernacle. Registration begins at 6 a.m. Cost is $3 for the Kids K and $10 for all other races. There will be prizes. For more information, contact Juanita at 245-7831. The Sports Academy will host a Strongest Man Competition at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration is due by Monday. For more information, call 753-7500.


ational and leisure activities available within the community. To sign up, schedule transportation or for more information, contact Mandie at 753-5353 ext. 108. Ye Olde Tyme Quilters will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at OPTIONS for Independence, 1095 N. Main St., Logan. The group will eat lunch afterwards (prices will vary). For more information or to schedule free transportation, contact Royella at 753-5353 ext. 105. The Millville PTA will host a Back-toSchool Carnival from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Millville School playground, 67 S. Main St. All kids ages 12 and younger are invited. There will be pizza, drinks, concessions, live bands, rock wall, big slides, dunk tank, silent auction, trading post, games, obstacle course, train and pony rides. 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.

Beginner Spanish classes start at 2 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Intermediate classes are held at 6 p.m. Mondays; advance classes are at 3:30 p.m. Mondays. For more information, contact Isabel Domínguez at the Spanish Learning Center, 172 N. 300 West, or at

The John Birch Society (JBS) meeting will host a discussion on current events and legislation at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Book Table (upstairs). There is no charge. For more information, call 753-2930 or 753-8844.

USU’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art will host an opening reception for a new exhibit of photography by artist Christopher M. Gauthiér from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday,. Admission is free and everyone is invited. The artist will be present to discuss his work and answer questions from guests. Gauthiér’s series, “Evidence and Artifacts: Particle Matter 2.5,” explores air quality in Cache Valley.

Clinical psychologist Dr. Bruce Johns will lead a six-week “Marriage Matters” class to help strengthen marital relationships from 7 to 8:30 p.m. starting Thursday at the LDS church at 464 N. 300 East in Providence. There is no cost. Participants are limited to 100; to sign up, e-mail

Dr. Bruce Johns, a clinical family psychologist, will discuss how to effectively talk with your teens about their problems to reduce conflicts from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge. Seating is limited; call 753-3301. The Cache Carvers Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Logan Senior Citizens Center, 236 N. 100 East. Guests are invited to attend and learn about wood carving. For more information, contact Roger Lincoln at 563-6032.


Lisa Clawson from Great Harvest Bread will share some of her fun fall favorites from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. There is no charge. Seating is limited; call 753-3301. OPTIONS for Independence will attend an Ogden Raptors game at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost for the game; dinner prices will vary and transportation will be $5. This activity is part of the Community Integration Program that encourages people with disabilities to take part in the variety of recre-


OPTIONS for Independence and the Grassroots Advocacy Partnership now offers a Self-Advocacy Group for persons with a disability. The group will learn about the legislative process, what is happening within the political community and how they can make their voice heard more effectively. The group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at OPTIONS, 1095 N. Main St., Logan. To join, for more information or to schedule transportation, contact Traci at 753-5353 ext. 106. A free Value Added Seminar will be held at noon Thursday at USU’s Eccles Conference Center, Room 205/207. Come learn about office and workplace ergonomics. RSVP now at The Bridgerland Audubon will show the acclaimed movie “The Ghost Bird,” about the purported rediscovery of the Ivory-billed woodpecker, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema, 795 N. Main St. For more information, visit www.loganart 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.

Ongoing Beginning and Intermediate Knitting Classes will be taught through the Logan City Schools Community Education. No previous knitting experience is required for the beginning class. Contact the Logan City Schools Office 755-2300 or call Peggy Neuber, instructor, 232-2774. Potter Carole T. Warburton will be start a fall session of hand-building classes Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons and evenings in her Avon studio, five group classes for $40. Private wheel-throwing lessons also available, five for $80. Call 760-2592. Cache Children’s Choir Academy of Singing registration is now open for non-auditioned and auditioned choirs for ages 3-15. Orff percussion class for 9-14 yr.olds. Professional instructors provide age-appropriate training in vocal technique and complete musicianship. Call 752-6260 or go to

Next weekend

Common Ground is seeking volunteers to host LOTOJA riders in their homes for the night of Sept. 10. Riders pay to stay and the money goes to benefit Common Ground in their mission of providing recreation for youth and adults with disabilities. For more information, contact Sammie Macfarlane at or call 713-0288. Tracing Yesterday will perform w/Antiem (pop/rock) at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www.myspace. com/whysound. Curves of Cache Valley will host Curves’ 30-Day Diet Plan and special topics class at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Hyrum (245-4734) and Smithfield (563-5657) locations. Class is taught by a dietician and free to the public. To sign up, call your respective location. The Sports Academy will host a Family Fun Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 18. Register by Sept. 11; call 753-7500. A Buddy Walk for Down syndrome awareness will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Millville Park, 450 N. 100 East, Millville. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. A 5K starts at 10 a.m. (registration at 9:30 a.m.). There will be “Star Wars” characters, a raffle, lunch, games, Big Blue and more. For more information, contact Maria at 512-3625. The education center at Logan Regional Hospital will host a babysitting class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in Classroom 4. This class is for kids ages 9-14. Participants learn about infant care, safety, first aid and fun activities. A homework packet must be picked up at the time of registration and completed before class begins. Cost is $30 and includes a light lunch and bag. To sign up, call 716-5310.

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