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September 2021 FREQUENTLY REQUESTED NUMBERS Grant Elementary . . . . . . 801-264-7416 Heritage Center (Senior Programming) . . 801-264-2635 Hillcrest Jr. High . . . . . . . 801-264-7442 Horizon Elementary . . . . 801-264-7420 Liberty Elementary . . . . . 801-264-7424 Longview Elementary. . . 801-264-7428 Ken Price Ball Park . . . . . 801-262-8282 Miss Murray Pageant (Leesa Lloyd) . . . . . . . . . . 801-446-9233 McMillan Elementary. . . 801-264-7430 Murray Area Chamber of Commerce.. . . . . . . . . . 801-263-2632 Murray Arts Advisory Board (Lori Edmunds) . . . . . . . . 801-264-2614 Murray Boys & Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801-268-1335

Mayor’s Message Where do you get your information? The American physicist and Episcopal priest William G. Pollard is quoted as having said, “Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.” During my many years of public service I have observed how news outlets have worked hard to “scoop” news stories and seem to take great satisfaction in being the first to report a news story. Often the urgency to get the story out was at the expense of accuracy, and occasionally the inaccuracies were never corrected or updated. In recent years with the emergence of social media and “instant news,” this practice seems to have spread beyond news outlets to include any organization or even individuals posting on social media. Sharing information on social media is a good thing. It has become a way of getting information out to many of people in a short period of time. However, it is when misinformation is rapidly spread that potential problems may

Murray City Cemetery . . . 801-264-2637 Murray Community Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801-264-7414 Murray High School . . . . 801-264-7460 Murray Museum . . . . . . . 801-264-2589 Murray Parks and Recreation Office . . . . . . . 801-264-2614 Murray Parkway Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . 801-262-4653 Murray Park Aquatics Pool . . . . . . . . . 801 290-4190 Mick Riley Golf Course (SL County). . . . . . . . . . . . 801-266-8185 Parkside Elementary . . . . 801-264-7434 Riverview Jr. High . . . . . . 801-264-7446 Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation . . . . . . . . 801-468-2560 Salt Lake County Ice Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801-270-7280 The Park Center . . . . . . . . 801-284-4200 Viewmont Elementary . . 801-264-7438

develop. Headlines and soundbites are used to get our attention, but don’t always reflect the whole story. As consumers of information, it is our responsibility to scrutinize information to determine its accuracy, not just on social media, but all sources. Where do you get your information about what is happening in Murray City? As a city, we have made efforts to utilize electronic media to let our residents know what is happening in the city, from recreation programs to zoning issues, and everything in between. Our city website ( is a key

MAYOR’S OFFICE D. Blair Camp, Mayor 801-264-2600 5025 S. State Street Murray, Utah 84107

source for acquiring city information. The website not only contains information on what’s happening, but it also has links to each city department page to allow the public to access department specific information and provides contact information to get your questions answered. The “E-Services” tab under the “Services” menu on the website is a great place to start. You can also report a concern from that same menu if you see something in the city that needs our attention. We appreciate feedback from the public on how to make improvements to our website. Another important element of the website is the ability to watch city council meetings and planning commission meetings, either live or archived. Agendas and minutes for these meetings are also available, as well as agendas and minutes for the various boards and commissions in our city. Social media has become a real benefit for getting information to you. The Murray City Facebook page and Twitter feed (@MurrayCityUtah) both have up-to-date information posted. We now feature a summary of the planning commission and city council agendas to make it easier to see if there are items that are of interest to you coming up for discussion or action. We also push current information out on Instagram (murraycityutah). Several of our individual departments manage social media accounts as well. For example, during the recent windstorms and accompanying power outages, Murray City Power communicated where the outages were and their status. This is extremely useful for both the public and the power department to share information in real time. Want to know what’s happening in parks and recreation or at the amphitheater? You can follow Murray City Parks and Recreation on social media as well. The police, fire, and public works departments also have useful social media accounts as well. A monthly e-newsletter is sent to individuals who make their email addresses available to the city. If you are not currently receiving the monthly e-newsletter then you can sign up on the city’s website under the “How Do I…?” link. We want our residents to be informed! I invite and encourage all residents to share accurate information on your personal social media accounts. It is far better to post correct information than it is to be the first to post misinformation. Misinformation posted and reposted becomes a burden to all rather than a benefit.

Fall Youth Volleyball Academy

This program is designed for girls & boys in grades 2-4. Participants will learn the skills and fundamentals of volleyball including passing, serving, setting and hitting. We emphasize skill development, instruction, fitness, and fun! For more information contact the Recreation Office 801-264-2614. Grades: Dates: Place:

4-6, 7-9 Mondays Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11 Hillcrest Jr. High, Aux Gym (178 East 5300 South) Times: 6:00-7:30 PM Cost: $30 Resident, $40 Non Resident Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 ($5 Late fee after deadline) R Register: Online at, Parks and Rec. Office, or the Park Center

Fall Youth Coed Volleyball League

This program is designed for girls & boys in grades 4-9. We emphasize skill development, instruction, game competition, fitness, and fun! Each participant receives a jersey. Teams will be created prior to the start of the league with a volunteer coach per team. Teams will practice for the first half hour and then play two matches per night with their team. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at 801-264-2614. Grades: Dates:

4-6, 7-9 Wednesdays, Sept. 15, 29, Wednesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 Place: Hillcrest Jr. High, Main Gym (178 East 5300 South) Times: Grades4-6 (6:00-7:30 PM), Grades 7-9 (7:30-9:00 PM) Cost: $40 Resident, $50 Non Resident Deadline: Friday, September 3, 2021 ($5 late fee after deadline) Register: Online at, Parks and Rec. Office, or The Park Center

Flag Football Dates: Days: Cost: Deadline:

Sep. 28 - Oct. 23 Game Tuesday evenings & Saturday mornings $35 Residents / $45 Non-residents Sep. 1 @ 8AM or until full (If spots are available registration will reopen Sep. 3rd at 5pm until Sep. 7 at 8:00 am with a $10 Late fee added) League Information: Includes 8 games and a t-shirt. *No cleats (molded or studded) GRADE DIVISIONS: 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th grades, and 5th & 6th grades. 8 GAME DATES: TUESDAYS – Sep. 28, Oct. 5, 12 and 19 SATURDAYS – Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Murray Youth Cross Country Murray Recreation cross country focuses on fun, building endurance, increasing flexibility, improving running mechanics and competition. Participants will participate in three County meets. Dates:

Sept 7 - Oct 11, 2021 Orientation meeting for parents & athletes will be held at the Senior Recreation Center on Sept 2, from 5:30-6:30 pm Practices: Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Friday evenings, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm Location: Meet at Murray Park by the playground north of pavilion 5 Cost: Murray Residents $45, Non-residents $55 (Subject to $5 late fee after deadline) Deadline: Aug 23 @ 8:00 am Limited to 50 participants Register: In person at Murray Recreation in Murray Park or online at

Get to the River Festival 5K Date: Time: Place: Course:

Saturday, Sept 11 7:30 pm Jordan River Parkway Germania Park to Arrowhead Park, back to Walden Park, finish back at Germania Park Cost: $15 (T-shirt included) Register: Online at, Parks and Rec. Office, or the Park Center Deadline: August 27, 2021 (Limited to 150 participants) Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for overall winners in each division

Fall 2021 Adult Volleyball Leagues • Adult (18 years +) Indoor Volleyball Leagues are for B/BB and A level players. • Coed teams consist of 3 male & 3 female players, no other combination. • All leagues must have at least 6 teams to run, and max 8 teams. • Teams will participate in 6 weeks of league play and all teams will be seeded into a tournament the last two weeks. • Seeding for the tournament is based on win/loss record from pool play. • A charge of $30 will be assessed for any registrations taken after deadline if league is not full. No refunds after deadline. • Must register as a team and pay in full when registering • Register on-line at or at The Park Center (202 E. Murray Park Ave). TWO LEAGUES Monday Women’s A - 6’s Sept. 13 - Nov. 1 $270.00 9/6/2021 The Park Center Thursday Coed B/BB - 6’s Sept. 2 - Oct. 21 $270.00 8/25/2021 The Park Center

MURRAY SENIOR RECREATION CENTER SPECIAL EVENTS Oktoberfest – Wednesday, October 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The meal will include pretzel, bratwurst or bone-in chicken, German potato salad, roasted Brussel sprouts, rolls, and apple strudel. The cost for this fun event will be $10 for reserved seats. Registration begins Wednesday, September 22. No reservations or cancellations for refunds may be made after Friday, October 8. The Salzburger Echo will be providing the entertainment.

MEALS Daily Lunch – Lunch is served Tuesday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No reservation needed. Cost of the meal is $4. Brunch Café – Monday, September 27 and October 25 from 10:15 a.m.-noon. Choose a complete meal or pick a la carte from the menu. One beverage (milk, juice, or coffee) is included.

TRIPS Fall Colors – Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 7. A chartered bus will leave the center at 10:30 a.m. and return around 3 p.m. The cost is $30 and includes lunch and transportation. We will travel through Provo Canyon to Sundance and on to Midway, where we will enjoy lunch at the Soldier Hollow Grill. After lunch we will travel through Midway into Heber City and down Parley’s Canyon back to the center. Registration begins Wednesday, September 15. Wendover – Travel to Wendover on Thursday, October 14 and enjoy a day at the Rainbow Casino. The cost is $20 per person which includes transportation, free bingo on the bus, and a bonus package that includes $5 Luck Bucks, $5 off meal coupon, $5.50 cocktail, and $20 free play coupon. Masks are mandatory at the casino. The bus will depart the Center at 8:30 a.m. and return about 7 p.m. The deadline to register or cancel for a full refund is Thursday, October 7. The next Wendover trip is Thursday, December 9.

SEPTEMBER 2021 M URRAY S ENIOR R ECREATION C ENTER SERVICES Legal Consultation – An attorney is available for 30-minute legal consultations at no charge on Tuesday, September 14 and October 12 from 1-3 p.m. Advance appointment required. Blood Pressure – Thursday, September 9 and October 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. No appointment necessary. Flu Shots – Community Nursing Services will be at the center on Friday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. You will be able to choose the regular Influenza vaccine (Quadrivalent four strain), High-Dose vaccine (for over 65), or Pneumonia vaccine. Call for more information. No registration required. Toenail Clipping –Tuesday, October 12 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $11. Payment is required at time of scheduling and registration begins Tuesday, September 14.

RECREATION Movies on Mondays – Every Monday at 1:30 p.m. This is a free program.

Individual Computer Help – There are one-hour individual help appointments on Tuesday, September 14, September 28, October 12, and October 26 at 1, 2, or 3 p.m. Our volunteer can assist with computers or mobile devices (except Apple products). On Fridays, there are appointments at 9, 10, or 11 a.m. The Friday volunteers can assist with computers or mobile devices including Apple products. Cost is $3 per computer class appointment, payment required in advance. History – On Tuesday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m., Jim Duignan, a retired history teacher, will discuss Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union. Jim will also have a history class on Tuesday, October 12. The topic will be announced at the September class. Grief Support Class – On Monday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m., Jody Davis, a chaplain from Rocky Mountain Hospice, will discuss ways to process grief. Nutrition Class – On Tuesday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m., Ashley Quadros from Harmon’s will be teaching us everything we need to know about living a plant-based lifestyle. You will learn shopping and cooking tips to create delicious meals and snacks that harness plant power! How Not to Pay Too Much for a Funeral – On Wednesday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m., Elizabeth Vasquez and Royce Gibson from Affordable Funerals and Cremations will answer your questions about funeral costs. Recycling Class – On Friday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m., Mercedes Anto from ACE Recycle and Disposal will be at the Center to discuss ways to improve your recycling skills at home and at the center. All of us can make small improvements to help the environment.

• September 13: American Outlaws • September 20: Enchanted • September 27: Over the Moon in Love • October 4: The Mummy • October 11: The Mummy Returns • October 18: A Cinderella Story • October 25: Hotel Transylvania Bingo – Bingo is played every Wednesday and Friday at 12:45 p.m. Bingo is free, although donations are appreciated. Winners receive a $5 gift certificate to Macey’s or Village Inn Restaurant. Evening Social Dance – Dance to the musical genius of Tony Summerhays each Thursday night from 7-9:30 p.m. Cost for this activity is $5 per person. Light refreshments are served during the break and there are door prizes. Pay at the door. Outdoor Pickleball – Play outdoor pickleball every weekday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is a free activity.


All Require Pre-Registration. Classes are free unless specifically noted.

Vital Aging: Trash or Treasures – Tuesday, September 28 at 10:30 a.m., the Vital Aging wellness topic will be “Trash or Treasures”. Do you find yourself surrounded by stuff? Please join Kayla Cook as we discuss how to sort through items that no longer enhance our lives. If you would like to talk with Kayla from the Vital Aging project regarding any personal problems or issues, she will be available a half-hour prior to the class.


LINE DANCE: BEGINNING – Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m. – $10 NIA – Mondays from 9-10 a.m. – $10 STRENGTH CONDITIONING – Mondays and Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. – $20 TAI CHI – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. – $20 YOGA – Mondays from 10-11 a.m. – $10 YOGA – Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. – $10 OVERALL FITNESS CLASS AND PERSONAL TRAINING – University of Utah Exercise and Sports students will be here every Tuesday and Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. beginning Friday, September 3. The students teach an overall fitness class at 12:30 that can help improve fitness levels and increase endurance, balance, and stretching abilities. They also offer 30-minute, one-on-one personal training. Advance appointments are required. The fitness class and personal training is included with the exercise room fee of $5 per month. Register now. ZUMBA – Fridays from 9-10 a.m. – $10

(fees are per month)

CHAIR AEROBICS – Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:15-11:45 a.m. – FREE CHAKRA MEDITATION – Monday, September 20 – Monday, November 8 at 11 a.m.-noon – $20 EVENING YOGA – Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. – $10 EXERCISE ROOM – daily use – $5 LINE DANCE: ADVANCED – Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. – $10


10 East 6150 South (West of State Street) • 801-264-2635


Broadway Tribute For Kids! Set on the USS Broadway Dreams, spend a night under the stars with our youth celebrating Broadway songs. Directed by Wendy Smedshammer (with creative help from cast members). Two nights only, September 10-11, 8:00 PM at the Murray Park Amphitheater. $10 Adults, $8 Child/ Senior/Military ID. Tickets available at the Murray Parks & Rec Office, at the gate or online:

Resident on Display Original artwork by Murray resident artist, Sandy Williams, is still being displayed in the central display case at City Hall until the end of the month.

Get to the River Celebrate the Jordan River with us at Germania Park, September 11, 2021. Grab a free ice cream sandwich and check out the colorful and creative chalk art drawn that day!

Arts in the Park: September Events Join us at the Murray Park Amphitheater, September 6th for a musical night with Imagine! Imagine is a Beatles tribute band featuring Tom Coburn as John Lennon, Richard Fazzi as Paul McCartney, Brad Armstrong as George Harrison, and Mark Robinette as Ringo Starr. Concert starts at 8:00 PM, tickets are $10 General Admission.

More details can be found at

@MurrayCityCulturalArts @Murraycitymuseum

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