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A cluster of soccer balls are seen on the field during Youth Soccer Day at Utah State University last Friday. Youth Soccer Day during USU’s game against Colorado College last weekend included clinics, hot dogs, balloons and face painting. Kids in uniform were also able to take a shot against Big Blue at halftime. Read more about how much fun the kids had on Page 8. Photo by Alan Murray/Herald Journal
From the editor
AST WEEK MY SISTER AND brother-in-law came to town from Portland, Ore., to celebrate their daughter’s 3rd birthday. While they were here, the whole family decided to join my mom, a season ticket holder, at the Aggies’ first home football game of the season. Being huge Oregon Ducks fans, my sister and her husband were a little apprehensive about having to watch the Aggies, who boasted a 4-8 record last season, but we were able to convince them to join the fun with a pre-game tailgate party in the parking lot. To say my brother-in-law — let’s call him “Steve” — is a huge sports fan is a major understatement. So after we’d filled up on brats, and found ourselves only about five rows up on about the 50-yard line, we got pretty excited and Steve proceeded to get really into the game (especially since we
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were slaughtering Idaho). Eventually we were yelling and cheering and, I’ll admit, taunting the other team just a little bit. And then the unthinkable happened. Steve. Got. Shushed. At a football game. We almost couldn’t believe it, and Steve will never trust us again when we promise that Utah sports and activities can actually be fun. According to at least part of the stadium crowd, you’re not supposed to yell at a football game, and, had we followed their example, we, too, would have been sitting in silence with glazed looks on our faces and asking people to “please, be quiet; I’m trying to watch a live football game here.” It’s a good thing Steve was there to keep everyone else awake. I just hope that next time he’ll respect the rules of football game etiquette and keep his mouth shut. Have a great weekend, everyone! — Jamie Baer Nielson Cache Magazine editor
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pet photo of the week
Pet: Luna From: Annalisa Paul Why she’s so lovable: “We adopted Luna from the Cache Humane Society in March. Since then she has stolen the hearts of everyone in the family, including our older cat, Buddy. Luna loves to run, cuddle, play with her catnip mouse and wrestle with her best friend, Buddy, who has gained some spunk from these new games. Buddy follows Luna around, watching after her, and even gives her baths! Luna is a sweetheart, and we couldn’t have found a better cat. Thank you so much, Cache Humane.” (In the photo, Luna is on the right and Buddy is on the left.)
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With fall comes Fall Harvest Days
HE AMERICAN West Heritage Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating our area’s heritage, announces the beginning of Fall Harvest Days. Between Sept. 18 and Oct. 30, the AWHC will host autumn activities for all ages and at family-friendly prices. The AWHC will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The center is at 4025 S. Highway 89-91 in Wellsville. Up-to-date information can be found at www.awhc.org or by calling 245-6050. Starting Sept. 18, visitors can try their luck at navigating through this year’s 7-acre corn maze, featuring a design of Old Ephraim, the legendary grizzly bear who measured almost 10 feet tall when he met his end in the 1920s. If the corn maze is not enough, guests can attempt to solve the all-new outdoor blackout maze and the kids’ straw bale maze. The AWHC crew is working hard to build not one, but two hay fort pirate ships, ready for epic battles on the high seas. The popular hay jump will also be fluffed and ready for lightweight daredevils. This year’s jump includes a new super slide. If you’re in need of
10:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 and 29. The spooks in the Hollow are kid-friendly from 7 to 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Twisted Tales and Legends of the Old West.” Come take a harrowing walk through the history of the American West, brought to you by the creators of the 2009 “Grimm’s Trail of
Terror.” Keep a watchful eye for the claim jumpers and the outlaws! It’s recommended that Haunted Hollow visitors be at least 8 years old. Admission to the corn maze and other mazes and activities is $6 for adults; $5 for ages 3-11, students with ID, military members and their immediate family
and seniors. A combo pass to the corn maze, Fall Harvest activities and the Haunted Hollow are available for $10 for adults and $9 for all others. A 10 percent discount is available for groups of 15 or more. Organized youth groups can attend for $3 per person on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mondays are family days, with adult admission $5 and all others $4. As always, AWHC Gold Members get in free. Don’t miss the Fall Harvest Festival on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16. Visit the corn maze, take a train or pony ride and help bring in the harvest on the farm. Living history interpreters will show you the way to celebrate the change in seasons the old-fashioned way. Pay the regular corn maze price and enjoy the festival, too. Gold Members get in free. Saturday, Oct. 23, will be the second annual Barnyard Boo, where trick-or-treaters ages 12 and younger can hunt for candy on the 1917 farm from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $2. On Friday, Oct. 29, the inaugural Costume Tea Party will take place. Starting at 4 p.m., guests of all ages dressed in their Halloween best can come to this tea party with a twist. Reservations are required. Cost is $3.50 per person; Gold Members get in for $2.50 per person.
The Old Lyric Repertory Company is a production program based in the theater arts department in the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. It is an advanced performance program that assembles a company of actors, directors, designers and technical staff from around the country. Tickets are available by calling or visiting the Caine College of the Arts Box Office in the Chase Fine Arts Center on the USU campus, Room 139-B, 797-8022. Tickets can also be
purchased online at the CCA Box Office website (www.arts. usu.edu). Adult ticket prices range from $19 to $25, with discounts for USU students, faculty/staff and senior citizens. Rich with warmth, heart and passion, “Always … Patsy Cline” relives the career of this beloved American country music singer as seen through the eyes of her biggest fan, Houston housewife Louise Seger. The OLRC production is directed by Adrianne Moore, a faculty member in USU’s theater arts department.
The style of “Always ... Patsy Cline” alternates between Seger’s hilarious monologues, characterized by her strong Texas persona, and Cline’s miraculous vocal ability, giving the show an extraordinarily intimate connection between the two characters and audience, Moore said. Mike Christiansen, noted musician, recording artist and professor of guitar at USU, was musical director for the OLRC summer production and will be back for the revival.
Photo by David Sidwell
AWHC volunteers press sorghum on the pioneer site. a break to warm your toes and fingers, indoor restrooms are nearby. Concessions, wagon rides and some indoor activities are scheduled for selected nights. Starting Oct. 1, train and pony rides will be available at no extra charge. The famous Haunted Hollow returns to the AWHC from 7 to
Best-selling OLRC musical revived for one night
HE 2010 OLD LYRIC T Repertory Company stage production “Always … Patsy
Cline” comes alive for one final performance with the original cast at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 W. Center St., Logan. “Always … Patsy Cline” opened June 30 at the Caine Lyric Theatre as the hilarious, heartfelt musical for the OLRC 2010 theater season. The show sold more tickets than any other 2010 Erica Hansen from the OLRC pro- OLRC production, according to duction of “Always … Patsy Cline.” stage manager Kris Bushman.
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Shakespeare for kids
Logan Youth Shakespeare’s Daniel Anderson and Kai Torrens.
OGAN YOUTH Shakespeare kicks off its second season at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Bullen Center, 43 S. Main St., with an introductory session for their upcoming production of “Macbeth.” Some spaces are still available. In this unique program, kids ages 9 to 19 learn about Shakespeare by performing his plays in the original language. Kids learn the basics of acting, as well as directing, costuming and stage production as they work backstage during shows and help direct their counterparts in rehearsals. There are no auditions; every participant performs. Rehearsals for “Macbeth” will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the fall. Performances will be in late January. Tuition for all LYS programs is $300. Registration is first come, first served, and may be completed online at www. centerforthearts.us or in person at the Bullen Center. Logan Youth Shakespeare is a program of Cache Valley Center for the Arts. For more information, contact program director Mary Jackson-Smith at 760-1061 or maryinlogan @comcast.net.
USU professor featured on national TV
TAH STATE U University professor Joseph Tainter is among the experts featured in the National Geographic Channel television production “Collapse: Based on the Book by Jared Diamond.” The program premieres during primetime Saturday, Sept. 18, on NGC and will air again Sept. 20 and 27. Based on Diamond’s
2004 bestseller, “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” the NGC Tainter program travels 200 years into the future to imagine what the world would be like if civilization as we know
it collapsed. Diamond, Tainter and others discuss the triggers that cause societies to topple. Diamond asserts that societies fail when overwhelmed by invasions, epidemics, environmental disaster and the like. A faculty member in USU’s Department of Environment and Society, Tainter said societies become increasingly
complex as they respond to challenges. In doing so, they increase their consumption of energy. During the past century, fossil fuel has provided relatively inexpensive and abundant stores of energy and our civilization has flourished. But have we become dependent on an energy source that can’t sustain us? That’s the key question, said Tainter.
A cappella group Eclipse coming to Dayton Arts Center Increasing public interest and HE WEST SIDE performance opportunities T Performing Arts Comled to the recording of their mittee will present the band Eclipse at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Dahle Performing Arts Center, 626 N. West Side Highway, Dayton, Idaho. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and $30 per family, and available at Stokes Marketplace in Preston, the Preston High School office, West Side High School office and West Side School District office. Eclipse is a vocal group of six creating explosive sound, driving rhythms and lush harmonies using only one instrument: the human mouth. The six members of Eclipse originally met while performing in a public relations/ambassador-oriented group that was part of the department of programs and entertainment at Utah State University. They began by arranging their own vocal covers of popular songs and performing them on campus and in the Logan area.
first album, “Once,” which was released in April 2001. Following the release, the band’s main focus shifted to gaining exposure. They auditioned and were accepted to compete in the Northwest Regional Harmony Sweepstakes Competition. They took first place and were featured at the National Competition in May 2001 with the eight other regional winners from around the nation. In Utah, concerts and contacts continued and relationships were developed as Eclipse began performing with local artists such as Colors, John Schmidt, Peter Breinholt and Kurt Bestor. In 2008 Eclipse released their fifth album, “Grateful Praise.” From this album, “All Creatures of Our God and King” received the CASA award for best recorded sacred song and the album was runner-up for the best sacred album of the year.
Meet artist Caroline Lavoie
aroline Lavoie is one of the featured artists participating in the fall Gallery Walk. “Landscapes of the American West” will be on display at Fuhriman’s Framing & Fine Art from through Oct. 8. Lavoie’s show examines the process involved in drawing on site: seeing, interpreting and internalizing the qualities and variations of the landscape to facilitate a form of interaction with the viewer. The themes in this exhibit are interrelated: from desert landscapes to landscapes of water/rivers, to winter and mountain landscapes; from very quick sketches to longer ones;
“Shadows from the Wedge, San Rafael Swell, Utah”
and from the large-scale to smaller details in the landscape. These sketches were drawn directly on site in order to capture the relationship between the artist/designer and the landscape. In its representation, a drawing can describe the landscape in all its four dimensions as a moment in space and time. Thus, drawing is not only a mode of representation but also one of perception, interpretation and reflection. As a form of analysis, a sketch can convey the sense and essence of place. Lavoie is a landscape architect/ conceptual artist who investigates
Iron Gate Grill
S.E. Needham Jewelers
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The Art Center
Don’t forget the Logan Arthouse and Cinema at 795 N. Main St. and the Best Western Weston Inn at 250 N. Main St.!
Global Village Gifts
• S.E. Needham Jewelers, 141 N. Main St.: Exhibit will be “Art on Metal” by Lee Griffiths. • Iron Gate Grill, 155 N. Church St.: The restaurant will 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.
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@cen terforthearts.us. 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 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Caffe Ibis. 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 interests. 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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Utah Public Radio Fuhriman’s Framing Thatcher-Young Mansion
100 South landscape representation and perception as part of the design process in landscape architecture. She is interested in theoretical frameworks that influence the design of urban spaces and urban cultural landscapes, as well as in the ideas that attempt to address some of the limitations in the design process. One part of this creative investigation explores the metaphorical forces of movement as a process for the creation of spaces in landscape architecture. Her work on
“Slickrock View Point, Canyonlands, Utah”
drawing has been published in the prestigious Landscape Journal. Drawing is part of a larger body of work on representation. For instance, a series of her collages were exhibited for Design Utah 2005 in Salt Lake City. These collages were interpretations of moving landscapes — moving becoming the condition under which we appreciate landscapes and our relationship to them. Lavoie is an associate professor in the department of landscape architecture and environmental planning at USU. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Planning in Urban Design Studies from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and a BLA degree from the Université de Montréal. She has also been a Fellow of the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies in Utah.
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Film New this week “Easy A” Rated PG-13 ★★★ High school teenager Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) breezes through phrases like “terminal illogical inexactitude,” makes elaborate Google Earth metaphors and does it all without arrogance or even an upturned eyebrow. She is, in short, way out of any teenage boy’s league. Olive accidentally develops a reputation as an “easy” girl after — to satiate her badgering best friend Rhiannon (Aly Michalka) — she lies about losing her virginity. The rumor, spread by the school’s resident religious zealot Marianne (Amanda Bynes), moves at the speed of Twitter. Like a young actor, Olive embraces the role, even pinning a red “A’’ to her provocative outfits in an ode to Hester Prynne. For all its Hawthorne quoting, “Easy A” is clearly the stepchild of John Hughes. Will Gluck’s stylish direction of Bert V. Royal’s nimble, word-stuffed script results in a whip-smart film. It’s a terrifically deadpan, lively
performance from Stone, but the adults nearly steal the film. With Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, Thomas Haden Church and Lisa Kudrow. PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material. 93 min. “Devil” Rated PG-13 (N/A) A review for “Devil” was not available from The Associated Press. In lieu, please accept this synopsis from www.MovieWeb.com: “(‘Devil’ is) a supernatural thriller based on an original story by M. Night Shyamalan. Chris Messina is set to play the lead role of Bowden, a soberedup homicide detective. No other plot details have been revealed.” PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references. 80 min. “Alpha and Omega” Rated PG (18%) A review for “Alpha and Omega” was not available from The Associated Press. In lieu, please accept this synopsis from www.RottenTomatoes.com:
“Hitchhiking, truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit, snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves and video-gaming squirrels. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek Lara Croft eye-popping moves fuel her fire. Humphrey’s motto: make ’em laugh. Kate’s motto: I’m the boss. And they have a thousand miles to go. Back home rival wolf packs are on the march and conflict is brewing. Only Kate and Humphrey can restore the peace. But first, they have to survive
each other.” PG for rude humor and some mild action. 88 min.
Still playing “Takers” Rated PG-13 (30%) A review for “Takers” was not available from The Associated Press. In lieu, please accept this synopsis from www.RottenTomatoes. com: “’Takers,’ directed by John Luessenhop, revolves around a notorious group of criminals (Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low in between heists. But when they
attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find its plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Matt Dillon) who is hell-bent on solving the case. PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language. 107 min. “Resident Evil: Afterlife” Rated PG-13 (21%) A review for “Resident Evil: Afterlife” was not available from The Associated Press. In lieu, please accept this synopsis from www.RottenTomatoes.com: “In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella
“Flipped” Rated PG ★★ Rob Reiner’s latest has been billed as a return to form for the director and a companion piece to his “Stand By Me.” Like that film, “Flipped” is a comingof-age ode to youth cloaked in mid-century Americana (the early 1960s). It’s nostalgic for nostalgia. There’s charm here and some honest observations of adolescence. But there’s also a willful, cloying datedness to the movie — overly stuffed with period detail like an “Archie” comic strip. It tracks a boy (Callan McAuliffe) and a girl (Madeline Carroll) from 7 years old to 13, and all the fluctuating emotions in between. The strength of “Flipped” is in its trueness to humdrum adolescence. It’s filled not with extravagant dramas, but instead portrays how seemingly minor happenings take on grand meaning: the tragic tearing down of the cherished sycamore, the terrifying formality of a sit-down dinner, the frightening awkwardness of nearly everything. But it lacks both the darkness and comedy of “Stand By Me” and its device of flipping every scene to show both kids’ perspective drags the film. With Aidan Quinn and Anthony Edwards as the fathers, and John Mahoney as a grandfather. PG for language and some thematic material. 90 min. — All reviews by The Associated Press
‘Town’ a by-the-book heist film
HE HEIST FILM HAS
been around ever since storytelling met celluloid. It’s an age-old tale. The trick is, can you expound on the heist film to make it more than just, well, a heist film? “The Town” would like you to think it does. We’re notified at the beginning that Charlestown, in Boston, has produced more bank and armored car robbers than any other city in the nation. Bank robbing is a family business and they’ve gotten pretty good at pulling off some elaborate heists. Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck, who also directed) is the ring leader and the quintessential heist film protagonist. An anti-hero of sorts, MacRay finds himself robbing people blind, but deep down is a good guy. Like every other movie dealing with stealing large amounts of money with teams of people, Doug wants this to be his last job. He wants to leave the business of bank robbing — “This is my last job!” Yeah, we’ve never heard that before. Doug’s team is made up of a couple dispensable street thugs we care little about and his close friend, James Coughlin (Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker”). James is the requisite hot-head of the group, who more often than not finds himself responsible for the heat the team is getting from the feds. Leading the FBI task force put together to track these guys down is Special Agent Adam Frawley (Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”), who will stop at nothing to bring these guys in. During a robbery gone slightly wrong at the beginning, Doug and his crew are forced to take a hostage in case the cops catch up with them during their getaway. Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall, “The Prestige”) is the bank’s manager; they blindfold her and make sure she never sees their faces, and take her driver’s license so they know where she lives. Doug follows her, bumps into her at a laundry mat and strikes up a conversation. They go out and eventually a relationship forms — all while Doug is trying to find out what she knows
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“The Town” Rated R
and what she’s told the cops. Of course, he didn’t count on falling in love with her; no one ever counts on that happening. Doug’s character is completely flawed. Don’t get me wrong; Affleck is great here, and his writing and directing are top-notch, but he tries to make Doug a tortured character that’s hard to buy. When Claire inevitably finds out who Doug really is, he convinces her to ask him any question she wants and he’ll answer truthfully. She asks him if he’s ever killed anyone; Doug answers with a
resounding “No!” This is hard to believe since much of the movie shows Doug and his crew unloading automatic gunfire on numerous crowds of policemen hunched behind their cruisers with innocent bystanders always nearby. We’re supposed to feel for Doug, like he grew up in the wrong neighborhood and bank robbing was in his blood. The movie wants us to root for this bank robber with a heart of gold or otherwise the movie falls flat and lifeless. Maybe I’ve just grown tired of the sympathetic bank rob-
ber character, or maybe Doug is just a moron and expects us all to buy the crap he’s shoveling. “The Town” has some brilliant action scenes that are extremely intense. It has great, and at times hilarious, writing. But when it comes to characterization it’s completely by the book as far as heist films go. There’s no surprise here, and you can see the clichéd ending coming a mile away. It’s hard to root for a guy who’s not only so contradictory, but also so generic. Film critic Aaron Peck has a bachelor’s degree in English from USU. He also writes for BlogCrit ics.org, HighDefDigest.com and TheReelPlace.com. He lives in Logan. He is not an employee of the newspaper. Feedback at email@example.com.
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Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead leads them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.” R for sequences of strong violence and language. 90 min.
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know they are excited to be here, too.” Activities took place before the Aggies’ game, during halftime and when the match was over. Those activities included mini clinics put on by UYSA technical director Greg Maas and assistant technical director Rick Flores. “The camps and clinics are just to give an opportunity for all players at all levels the chance to come out and enjoy themselves and experience coaches that coach at a higher level,” Flores said. “And just have fun. The big key is for them to enjoy themselves at the end of the day and leave here with, ‘I’ve learned a new game’ or ‘I’ve learned a new move.’” And when the kids have fun, Flores is more than satisfied. “I enjoy seeing them enjoy it,” said Flores, who recently moved to Utah from California. “If I see them laughing and fighting for the ball and learning something, then I get a lot of satisfaction out of that.” The mini clinics took place prior to USU’s game against Colorado College and were held on the football team’s practice field. The up-and-coming soccer players had the opportunity to participate in dribbling drills, passing drills and twoon-two activities. “And then we do a game called ‘get
A player maneuvers a soccer ball during an exercise at Youth Soccer Day. out of here’ where everybody runs in and fights for the ball, then they come back off, so it’s a really fast-paced game,” Flores said. “We’re just trying to mix it up so they get a variety to develop them in the game in general.” Schultz’s favorite drill was the dribbling one. “You go around all these cones and if you touch one, (the guy) said that you blow up or something,” Schultz explained of the drill. Schultz, who has been playing soccer since she was in kindergarten, said she is a good dribbler and she didn’t touch any of the cones. What was Jones’ favorite part of the activities?
“Playing with my friends and playing soccer,” said Jones, whose father, Chris, is an assistant men’s basketball coach at USU. With 40,000 members, the UYSA — an affiliate of U.S. Youth Soccer — is the largest soccer association in the Beehive State. The UYSA has been going around to different university campuses throughout the month of September, which is National Youth Soccer Month, putting on these camps. “(Greg and Rick) go around to these different groups and they run clinics for them,” UYSA executive director Andrew Hiatt said. “They help them out, get the coaching better so we can start with the
small kids here and grow them all the way into our premier players and Olympic players, and hopefully send them to college and even Major League Soccer. That’s kind of our mission.” This was UYSA’s first visit to USU. SCSL competition director Allan Haycock was glad to help put on the event. “We were approached to help put something together up here, so we met with the university and they were superexcited about having us involved,” Haycock said. “So, we went to work organizing, ‘OK, what can we do to help get kids here?’ “... We were super-excited to have Greg and Rick up here to give back to the kids and just have fun.” During halftime of the USU-Colorado College game, kids had the opportunity to compete against Big Blue. After the game was over, the Aggies signed autographs for the kids. “This is so special for our girls,” USU head coach Heather Cairns said. “We try and get out in the community — we do the adopt-a-team program in the spring and it’s just great to give back to the youth of Cache Valley and Utah as a whole. “... We’re really supportive of the state soccer program and to have it come out here and have our girls be able to give back and meet the fans afterward and sign autographs, I think they really take some pride in being good role models.” Hiatt wants kids of all ages to participate in soccer. “Soccer is a game for all kids,” Hiatt said. “We want all kids to be busy, get off the video games as much as possible and get out and recreate and play.”
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Harlee Shantel, 6, waits for players to come her way as she keeps the goal during an exercise during Youth Soccer Day.
Rick Flores leads a group of players in an exercise at Youth Soccer Day, hosted by Utah State soccer, the Utah Youth Soccer Association and South Cache Soccer League.
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The drying game
DON’T KNOW IF IT IS in part due to climate change or just a subconscious desire to get back to the watery world of our gestation, but why is everyone packing H2O now? Everywhere I look, I see kids to geezers carrying around bottles of water attached to their belts and packs with carabineers like they are off to some expedition through Death Valley. At what point did dehydration become a national fear? There are no statistics to support more dehydration deaths in previous generations. Unless you are lost at sea and have to spend weeks in a lifeboat or are a Bedouin who lost the map to the oasis, dehydration is one of the least likely causes of death. People show up at one-hour business meetings carrying the same water bottle they use for a 12-mile hike. There is actually fashion sense that accompanies choosing your personal water gear. The clear or multicolored food-grade plastic bottles are so 2005. They are being replaced by the multicolored aluminum bottles that are actually just a throwback to the old Army surplus canteens. If a quart isn’t enough for you, there are hydration packs know as Camelbaks™ that have a style for any occasion. Nothing says “selfsufficiency” like sucking on the nipple end of a plastic tube slung over your shoulder. But really, camelbaks don’t even look good on camels. Here comes the walking-threemiles-uphill-to-school-in-thesnow moment: When I was 21, I ran an entire 26-mile marathon in 80 percent humidity and only consumed about three small cups of water. I played high school football and we practiced in 90-degree weather for hours and were not allowed to drink water because it was thought to make us sick. OK, that was stupid and now coaches know better. I was just trying to make a point: Most of us lived without carrying personal water supplies and we didn’t dehydrate into human jerky. On the flip side of dehydration, hyponatremia is becoming more of a problem at athletic events
Slightly Off Center By Dennis Hinkamp
because, like everything else we do in America, we overcompensate — if a little water is good for you, why not a quart every mile? Well, as people are finding out, just like gin, you can become intoxicated by drinking too much of a good thing. Too much of either can actually kill you. One change in the right direction is that we are finally beginning to get off the bottled water craze, not because it is ridiculously expensive but because of the mountain of waste all those empty bottles are creating. I just saw a YouTube video today about a guy who is living on a floating island supported by 300,000 empty plastic bottles. It was on YouTube, so you know I’m not making this up. I really do appreciate that water is an important resource, especially here in the West. I’m just not sure carrying it around like holy water is going to save us. Dennis Hinkamp would like to remind people that if it weren’t for water, we’d never learn to swim and then we would all drown. He is among a number of freelance writers whose columns appear in The Herald Journal as part of an effort to expose readers to a variety of community voices. He is not an employee of the newspaper. Feedback at dhinkamp@ msn.com.
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* This week’s New York Times Best-seller List *
Book explores our relations with animals By The Associated Press
ONSIDER THE cockfighter. Pampered with high-end feed and plenty of room to strut in the sun, these roosters might even get regular massages before the day they are fitted with slashing spurs and thrown into a pit for a barbaric fight to the death. Now consider the chicken on your plate. There’s a good chance it never saw the sun or sky but was jammed in some dark coop stinking of ammonia. It may have spent much of its short life in piles of manure because its weak legs could barely support its freakishly plumped body. In the end, it was snatched up, crated, hung upside down and beheaded. Both fates are gruesome. But really, which abused chicken suffered less: the one involved in an illegal activity or the one that was part of a common — albeit increasingly criticized — agricultural practice? Hal Herzog doesn’t approve of either activity, but his book, “Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals,” raises the question of why one act can lead to prison and the other to profit. It’s a big understatement to say humanity’s interactions with animals is inconsistent, and this book explores those quirks and possible reasons behind them. In Herzog’s words, he wants to examine why dogs can eat dinner at the table in some countries, but be eaten for dinner in others. It’s a fun read, though readers expecting a clever, new presentation of facts like in a Malcolm Gladwell book might be
HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen 2. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by S. Larsson 3. “Dark Peril” by Christine Feehan 4. “Lost Empire” by Clive Cussler 5. “The Postcard Killers” by James Patterson HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. “Crimes Against Liberty” by David Limbaugh 2. “Sh*t My Dad Says” by Justin Halpern 3. “A Journey” by Tony Blair 4. “The Perfection Point” by John Brenkus 5. “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell PAPERBACK (MASS-MARKET) FICTION 1. “1022 Evergreen Place” by Debbie Macomber 2. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson 3. “True Blue” by David Baldacci 4. “The Girl Who Played With Fire” by Stieg Larsson 5. “Pursuit of Honor” by Vince Flynn HARDCOVER ADVICE 1. “The Power” by Rhonda Byrne 2. “Women Food and God” by Geneen Roth 3. “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh 4. “The Carb Lovers Diet” by Ellen Kunes 5. “The One Minute Negotiator” by Don Hutson
disappointed. Herzog, the earnest psychology professor, is interested in explaining what researchers know — and don’t know — about the subject from every angle. He also knows an interesting factoid when he sees one. For instance, Americans have gone from eating a half-pound of chicken a year during the Hoover administration to nearly 90 pounds a year now. Adolf Hitler signed the world’s most comprehensive animal protection legislation at the time in 1933. And since spay and neuter programs are much more successful in the Northeast than the South, maybe 90 percent of adopted dogs in the Northeast come from the South. Herzog describes Interstate 95 along the East Coast as the “underground dog railway to the New York suburbs.” Some of Herzog’s anecdotes are too common to be all that interesting. Who doesn’t know of an elderly person who loves the companionship of a cat, or people who treat their dogs like royalty? What buoys this book is Herzog’s voice. He’s an assured, knowledgeable and friendly guide.
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All mixed up
‘Lush guitar work’ and ‘sweet vocals’
HE BRIDGER FOLK Music Society will present a concert with Christopher Williams at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 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. Singer-songwriter Christopher Williams has always named his cars, and he speaks of them with the personal familiarity of old friends. His 1995 Accord, which he affectionately calls “Grace,” was stolen recently — two days before Williams was set to relocate 1,100 miles across the country. As with all things lost, though, it is usually the search itself that gives us meaning. And if you’ve ever heard a song or
seen a show by Williams, you may understand the seeking is only as hard as we make it; the journey is only as meaningful as we let it be; and Williams’ storied search for Grace is, in fact, something upon which he has built his musical career. With seven years of nonstop national touring and playing more than 120 shows a year, this New York-born, Bucknell University religious studies graduate and former Seattle preschool teacher, has built a faithful following of listeners around the country and independently sold more than 21,000 records, primarily off the stage. Williams writes songs that are honest and confessional, yet never overbearing, and performs with an appealing mix of intense passion and humor. He is a songwriter and an entertainer, engaging audiences with what the
Boston Phoenix calls “lush guitar work, sweet soaring vocals,” and sometimes the added percussive vulnerability of a single djembe hand drum. In moving to Nashville, Williams gives up a respectable Boston career, including his penchant for repeatedly selling out three-show nights at Cambridge’s famed Club Passim and garnering three Boston Music Award nominations. But Williams remains confident in trusting the twists and turns his life’s journey brings — the morning he crossed the Massachusetts state line to return his rented car and fly back to his new home in Tennessee, he received a phone call from the local authorities. Grace had indeed been found. For more information, go to www.bridgerfolk.org or www. christopherw.com.
Award-winning war documentary ‘Restrepo’ coming to Logan Arthouse
HE AWARD-WINNING T documentary “Restrepo” will play Friday, Sept. 24, through
Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema, 795 N. Main St. For more information, visit www.loganarthouse.com. Deep in eastern Afghanistan lies the rugged Korengal Valley — an epicenter of the current conflict and one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. To make their
thrilling documentary — winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival — awardwinning journalists Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger (“The Perfect Storm,” the upcoming “War”) embedded with the soldiers of 2nd Platoon, Battle Company, as they fought to build and maintain a remote 15-man outpost in the Korengal, named “Restrepo” after a platoon medic killed in action.
Hetherington and Junger avoid all outside commentary and political context in order to present us war as it is actually lived by soldiers, through their own eyes and in their own words — the back-breaking labor, the deadly firefights, the boredom, the camaraderie. Presented as a 94-minute deployment, “Restrepo” is documentary filmmaking at its most bracingly visceral.
Arrington writing awards open to college students
EONARD J. L Arrington was a noted educator, writer and scholar. A lecture in
his name is presented annually, and a writing competition for collegeage students encourages a continuation of Arrington’s scholastic tradition and legacy. Cash awards totaling $1,750 are presented to the top three students who submit
essays, with a first-place award of $1,000, and $500 and $250 going to second and third places. A panel of judges evaluates all entries. College students throughout the region are encouraged to participate in the 2010 Leonard J. Arrington Writing Awards, an associated activity of the Leonard J. Arrington Mormon
History Lecture. The lecture features two of Arrington’s children, Carl Arrington and Susan Arrington Madsen, who will present “A Paper Mountain: The Extraordinary Diary of Leonard James Arrington.” The lecture marks the official opening of Arrington’s diaries in USU’s Special Collections and Archives
at Merrill-Cazier Library. The 2010 Arrington Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Logan LDS Tabernacle, 50 N. Main St. Prizes may not be awarded if no submissions are deemed worthy. Detailed requirements will be included in the entry form provided at the lecture.
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they were removed steaming and dripping from the fragrant broth and arranged on a large platter. We (I use that term loosely) had caught more than 40 crawdads, and they made a glorious presentation on the table — a battalion of scarlet buggy soldiers at the ready. I didn’t waste time digging in, cracking and shucking the shell to get at the sweet niblet of meat in the tail. It is culturally correct to suck the juice out of the the crawdad before shelling br it. The salty brine a taste filled my mouth and tickled my nose. Some of the party-goers even went so far as to suck out the brains once the tail was torn off. Even if you include the brains, there isn’t much meat in
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mudbug) look something like T WAS DARK AND a cross between a large insect muddy. The smell of decaying plants and slime and a small lobster. Coming out of the water they ranged in wafted across our path, then color from light tan to a dark was cleared away by a puff of fresh air that sent the tiny bod- tinny brown. They are, in fact, a freshwater crustacean related ies of gnats pattering against to lobster and can be found my jacket. A fisherman, Tom in many bodies of water in Ashton, struggled through the Cache Valley. Our goal was to muck to pick up his line tied catch enough of the little critto a rock at the water’s edge. ters to make a decent crawdad He pulled on the short line, retracting it gently from under shindig. Since each critter is only a bite, the bucket needed the buoy where he’d cast it to be filled. Eventually, it was. a few minutes before. As he A crawdad party is a tradipulled it to shore, I could see tional summertime eating and the chunk of old fish tied to the end had passengers. Three drinking celebration originating in Sweden. Tom’s Swedish lovely fat crawdads grasproots run deep — deep enough ing desperately at the meat to make him an excellent appeared out of the murky water and were dumped into a Swedish chef (not the Mupbucket with their brothers (and pet kind). Back at the Ashton home a fragrant pot containlikely sisters. It’s hard to tell). ing long fronds of dill, a good They weren’t pretty, but they handful of salt and beer (nonwere going to be dinner. alcoholic, although I imagine I was lucky enough to if you are the imbibing type, be invited to my first-ever real beer would taste great) sat kräftskiva at the lovely home bubbling on the stove. of Tom and Jenn Ashton in The crawdads were dropped College Ward. Tom, his son into the brew. Just like lobster, Turner and sister-in-law Jodie they turned a brilliant bright Madsen were the hard-workred when they hit the bubbling ing fishermen. I sat with Jenn water. After a few minutes, and a slice of pizza up the beach, shouting encouragement and advice. I’m not fa r a s t o s u c k o ut o sure what role pizza s nt plays in this traditione w al Swedish endn of-summer celebration, but it — along with staying out of the way — seemed important at the time. Crawdads (also known as crayfish or the even the lessappetizing
a crawdad. The platter emptied quickly. It turns out, this was no need for panic. About that time Tom pulled out the smörgås. I had heard of smörgåsbord, which I had always took to translate as “a boat-load of food.” Apparently a smörgås is actually an open-faced sandwich. The “bord” is the board or table on which a smörgås is served. I felt woefully inadequate in my Swedish cultural education. I mourned for only a second, though, as I was distracted by plate after plate of delicacy presented on the bord in front of me. Finely cut cucumber pickled in a dill brine, roasted and buttered red potatoes with dill, hard salami, ham, olive loaf, smooth, thinly-sliced raw salmon (lox) and dense whole-grain homemade rye bread (rågbröd) lay next to the cheeses; Havarti with caraway, and another with dill, smoked Gouda and Munster. We slathered the thinly sliced rye bread and crusty rye crackers with crème fraiche and a tangy sauce of Dijon, dill and vinegar. On that we piled any combination of tomato, avocado, onion, boiled egg, pickled cucumber and your choice of the savory cheeses and cold cuts. An hour of culinary ecstasy later, we were ready for dessert. Tom pulled warm from the oven a baked rice pudding. It was a dense combination of short-grain rice, milk, eggs, butter, almond, a small amount of sugar and vanilla. It tasted like a custard, but the starchy rice gave it a toasted
comfort-food heft. It was topped with freshly-made warm pear sauce and vanilla ice cream. Who would guess that the muddy wetlands of Cache Valley could produce such a feast? Thanks to the Ashtons, who expanded my Swedish culinary knowledge well beyond the Muppets. A hearty “Børk! Børk! Børk!” for a great evening of extraordinary food and excellent company — the necessary ingredients in any successful kräftskiva. Lael Gilbert is a food lover and freelance writer living in Logan. She 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. She is not an employee of the newspaper. Feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What you’ll need for your next kräftskiva
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Answers from last week
Calendar Ongoing events
The psychology department at Utah State University is seeking individuals ages 7 to 12 with symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder to participate in a study assessing the effectiveness of a psychological intervention for these problems. Study will involve 14 hours of your time. There is no compensation, but you will receive a free psychological evaluation. If interested or for more information, contact Jennifer at 770-1931 or email@example.com.
The Antics perform improv comedy at 10:30 p.m. every Friday at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema, 795 N. Main St. Admission is $5. For more information, visit www.loganarthouse.com.
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. For more information, contact Charlene at 512-9745 or Nina at 752-8142.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University opens fall semester and its Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series with Robert C. Gross at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the David B. Haight Alumni Center at USU. Everyone is invited. Gross will present “When Have We Learned Enough?” For information, contact Natalie at 797-2796. Robert Glennon will present “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It,” at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Utah State Uni-
versity TSC auditorium. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information about Glennon, visit www.rglennon.com. The Utah Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will be at the Logan Workforce Services office at 180 N. 100 West in Logan from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Walk-in visitors are welcome; however, appointments are encouraged. To sign up, contact Travis Larsen at 1-800-613-4012, ext. 1294. Singer-songwriter Jessie Jo Kerr will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza. Everyone is invited. There is no cover charge, but tips are encouraged. The Marching Band Fall Show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Mountain
By Myles Mellor and Sally York Across 1. “___ You,” Stones hit 5. Mace, for one 10. Pack 14. Sheep shelter 18. Conductor Klemperer 19. ___ pneumonia 20. Roster abbr. 21. Community organiza tion in the news 23. Movie about a noisy shindig, with an omission 26. It may be blank 27. World view 28. Disney hero 29. Body of verse 30. Welsh poet 31. Eye guy 33. Prevent 35. Rock-boring tools 36. Bind, in a way 37. Movie about a speed runner, with an omission 40. ___ seul (dance solo) 43. Taking care of business 44. Urban legend 45. Broderick or Perry 48. Computer storage unit, informally 50. “Arabian Nights” menace 51. Car ad abbr. 54. Ambulance rider 56. Hinder 58. Auditor 61. Stubborn one 62. Rishon LeZion native 65. He made “Amarcord” 66. Film about enjoying soul food, with an omission
71. Wiggly 72. Word in a Beatles title 73. Petition 74. Craves 75. Word with milk or line 76. Watches 80. Stallone 81. Grand ___, Nova Scotia 83. Take effect 86. Wheels of fortune? 87. Viscount’s superior 89. Brazilian cocktail in the ’60s 91. Interpol song 92. Film about a missing woman, with an omission 98. Nuncupative 102. Sharply delimited 103. Rings 104. Framework 107. Yield 108. Rest ___ 109. Agglomerates 111. Elhi org. 112. Polished 113. Film about a dance, with an omission 116. Word with two or old 117. Old blade 118. “Die Lorelei” poet 119. Collapsed 120. “___ Than Zero” 121. Sleep, just about anywhere 122. Puzzled 123. Newspaper piece Down 1. Tropical American bird 2. Greek island
3. Advance 4. Scale note 5. Tart fruits 6. Latke ingredient 7. Ovid poem title 8. Military snack bar 9. Joule fraction 10. Tempest site? 11. Deteriorate 12. Tangles 13. Work at 14. Kidney-shaped treat 15. Devilfish 16. Without exception 17. Mission 22. 1987 Costner role 24. It’s a wrap 25. Clothing size 30. Wooden board 32. Elementary particles 34. Be saturated in 35. National park acronym 38. In no way 39. Snippy 41. Bank letters 42. “___ Cried” (1962 hit) 45. Golf clubs 46. Magazine 47. Cleans up, in a way 49. Lively dance 51. French Sudan, today 52. Exclusive 53. Starting points 54. Stooge 55. Black band of mourning 57. Mayberry’s Barney et al. 59. Pipe joint 60. Probabilities 63. Sacramento’s Arco ___ 64. Bee Gees album title 65. Friction match
67. Khrushchev verb 68. One billion years 69. Fiction category 70. Mystical 75. ___ mortals 77. Warhol subject 78. Prosecute 79. Cravat 82. Derby event 84. Alpine dwelling
85. Cash cache 88. Mythological plants 90. Stocking material 92. Cudbear 93. Develop into 94. Conniptions 95. Somateria 96. Blade parts 97. Stritch or May 99. Pile of loose stones
100. In operation 101. Chartered 102. History 105. Breathing problem 106. Sugar amt. 108. Guitar accessory 110. Protection 113. ___ Zeppelin 114. Melodramatic cry 115. Approval
South. This is a great time to see adoptable dogs playing and socializing in a natural environment, not just sitting in a crate in the store. For information, call 752-3534 (leave message) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stokes Nature Center invites kids ages 2 and 3 to Parent Tot Nature Hour from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. Explore animals, plants and nature through music, crafts and games. All toddlers must have a parent present. Cost is $3 ($2.50 for SNC members). To register, call 755-3239.
Kathy Peterson will perform on the harp at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Valley Lodge, 2351 N. 400 East, North Logan. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information, call 792-0353.
A “Prelude to Freedom” fireside will be held in honor of the 19th annual Cache Valley Commemoration of the Signing of the United States Constitution at 7 p.m. Friday at the Logan LDS Tabernacle. Admission is free. Simple will perform with Till We Have Faces and The Sidekick (rock/pop) at 8 p.m. Friday at Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit www. myspace.com/whysound.
Saturday Cache Valley Comedy will present standup comics Eric Haines, Key Lewis and Brad Bonar for a night of fun, magic and laughter at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 757-6237 or at the door the night of the show. The Western singing duo Tumbleweeds will perform from 6 p.m. to closing Saturday at the Cracker Barrel Cafe in Paradise. Everyone is invited. A Midnight Madness Haircut and Massage Fundraiser will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Arkana Salon, 320 N. 100 East, Logan. Haircuts are $10; massages are $1 per minute. All proceeds will go to the Mountain Crest Marching Band’s Washington, D.C., Independence Day parade trip. USU’s Museum of Anthropology will celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday as part of its “Saturdays at the Museum” series. Storytelling times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call 797-7545. Aggie Ice Cream tours will be held at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $3. Please ask an Aggie Ice Cream employee for the sign-up sheet. Tours last about 45 minutes and consist of viewing a DVD on how Aggie Ice Cream is made and a tour of the Dairy Production Plant. Becky Kimball will perform at 6 p.m. and acoustic duo Racecar Racecar will follow Saturday at Pier 49 San Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza. Everyone is invited. Friends and family of Harry and Julene Rindlisbacher are invited to come visit and celebrate their 50th anniversary from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Amalga Town Hall. Four Paws Rescue will host a dog adoption day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Logan off-leash dog park, 400 W. 700
A local quilt guild has created a quilt using fabric scraps left over from clothing made by MarketPlace: Handwork of India, a supplier for Global Village Gifts, 146 N. 100 East, Logan. The quilt will be on display at Global Village through Sept. 18, after which it will be sent to Chicago to the U.S. headquarters for MarketPlace. Raffle tickets are being sold online with a drawing to be held Oct. 2. For more information, visit www.marketplaceindia.com. Bring kids ages 4 to 12 to the Providence Macey’s Little Theater any time between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday while you do your shopping in peace. Kids will make a craft, watch a video and have a treat. For more information, call 753-3301. White Ivory will perform with Avenue (rock/pop) at 8 p.m. Saturday at Why Sound. Cover charge is $5. The Family History Center will host “Evolving Technology and Teamwork,” an all-day family history conference, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the USU 5th Ward stake center, 1230 N. 600 East, Logan. For details on classes and instructors, visit users.rootsweb. com/~utcfhc or call 755-5594. 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.
Sunday End-of-life issues will be the focus of several free workshops the week of Sept. 19-26 at the Logan First Presbyterian Church. Topics deal with practical, emotional and spiritual issues related to death. Living wills, hospice care, coping with grief, funeral planning, legal issues and health care laws are included. For more information, visit www.firstpreslogan.org. The public is invited to any or all sessions. 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.
Monday The Utah State Hockey Team will host Skate With the Aggies Family Night from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Monday at the Eccles Ice Center. Come meet and skate with the 201011 team before their first home game against Weber State at 7 p.m. Sept. 24. Family night
price is $30 for up to eight family members (skate rental included). Regular admission is $4.50 for adults and $3.50 for seniors and children younger than 8. Skate rental is $1.50. Help the Cache Valley Center for the Arts determine a new future for the ThatcherYoung Mansion during a brainstorming meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the mansion, 35 W. 100 South, Logan. Public input will also be gathered at the Gallery Walk, from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17. For more information, contact Tricia Hancock at 753-6518 ext. 11. The Mountain Crest High School Swim Team will host a Cache Valley Duathlon on Saturday, Sept. 25. Registration forms can be downloaded at cvmarlins.com and must be hand-delivered by Monday to the Mountain Crest Pool. Cost is $25 per person, $40 per two-person team or $55 per three-person team.
Tuesday A Prayer for Peace and reading of Logan city’s Peace Proclamation will be held at the opening of the Logan Municipal Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in celebration of the International Day of Peace, at the Logan City Council Chambers, 290 N. 100 West. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. The Caine College of the Arts and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host the Deans’ Convocation at noon Tuesday in the Kent Concert Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center at USU. Author/lecturer Thomas Cahill will present “Close Encounters With the People of the Past.” Lecture is free and everyone is invited. The Eccles Ice Center’s next sessions of Learn to Skate begin Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. These are six-week sessions and cost $45 with a family discount available. There are classes for all ages and abilities. The Ice Center is at 2825 N. 200 East in North Logan. The Cache Valley Gluten Intolerance Group will be at Fresh Market for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. Meet in the seating area. For more information, e-mail CacheValleyGIG@gmail.com. The Bear River Tai Chi Chuan Society will start its fall quarter beginning class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Whittier Community Center. Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese martial art useful for health, healing and the natural synthesis of body, energy, mind and spirit. For more information, call 563-8272 or visit bearrivertaichi.org. The Big Fix Discount Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic will be at the Logan Petsmart (1050 N. Main St.) Tuesday, the Box Elder County Fairgrounds in Tremonton (320 N. 100 West) Wednesday, and in the Brigham City Smith’s parking lot (156 S. Main St.) Thursday. Intake starts at 8 a.m. All locations will have walkup microchipping and vaccinations available between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more specific information, call 1-866-PETS FIX or visit www.utahpets.org.
Wednesday Books & Buddies will be planting literacy from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Zollinger Fruit and Tree Farm, 1000 River Heights Blvd., River Heights. For more information, visit www. usuchild.usu.edu/BooksBuddies. Scott Bradley will lead a “To Preserve the Nation” Constitution class at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Book Table (upstairs). For more information, call 753-2930 or 753-8844. A six-week parenting class will start from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 581 N. 700 East, Logan. To register, call 752-1453. Dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m. and there will be free baby-sitting for pre-K and elementary-aged children. Materials cost $15. Ye Old 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. A Living Well With a Disability support group to help develop healthy behaviors, achieve worthwhile goals and live a rich, meaningful life will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22, at OPTIONS for Independence. For more information or to schedule transportation, contact Kathleen at 753-5353 ext. 104. Paradise will host its final Farm and Garden Market of the year from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Town Square. Featured are local produce, crafts, music and activities for all ages.
Thursday Matt Sanders, founder of the Institute for Communication & Leadership, will host a Value Added Seminar, “Improving Communication in the Workplace,” at noon Thursday in the Eccles Conference Center, Room 205/207, at USU. There is no cost. RSVP at valueadded workplace.usu.edu. The Hyrum Senior Center will host a craft day Thursday. A free light lunch will be served. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 245-3570. Mandi A. and Chalene M. will demonstrate how to make some of their favorite carnival treats from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Providence Macey’s Little Theater. There is no charge. Seating is limited; call 753-3301. Doctor Mongo and Harry Harpoon (blues) will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Why Sound. Cover charge is TBA. 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, cross-stitch projects and more. For more information, contact Cathy at 752-3923.
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Crest High School Stadium. Sky View and Mountain Crest marching bands will perform their 2010 field shows. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information, call 753-3374.
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