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Summer Planner 20

Nurturing Your Child’s Budding Interests

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Summertime Learning Is Key To Next Year’s Success

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Summer Planner Camp Directory

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Packing for Camp: It’s More Than Socks & Undies

Sections 5 The Corkboard

12 Family Pets

6 In the Trenches

42 The Great Outdoors

7 Community Kidbits

58 The Teen Scene

8 In Tune with FM100

60 Places To Party

10 The Baby Page

14

Education 14 Education Planner

48

New Teacher Mega Thanks Nominations

Connections 48 No-Bored-Kids Calendar 57 Fit Family Calendar

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“Mom, you’re the bestest mom in the wh ole universe!” said Ann, age 5, who then aske d if she could have jellybean s for When the answ dinner. er was no, she said, “Now you’re only the bestest mom in Utah.” I’ll take that!

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In the Trenches By Misse Betts, Lead Blogger

Winter, you made me crazy! No, really....

I am ready for spring. However, no one could be more ready than my family. All this cold weather has forced mom to spend a little too much time indoors avoiding germs and viruses that breed this time of year. Let me clarify, I’m not a germaphobe - it’s just my daughter’s asthma. She’s one of those “lucky” souls who have the trifecta of asthma, eczema, and allergies. We have everything under control most days (no rashes, wheezes, or hives), unless she gets a cold. At which point her breathing starts to sound more like a 78 year-old smoker with emphysema. One time she even got croup and an asthma flare at the same time- which meant she sounded more like a 98 year-old smoker with one lung, emphysema, and a broken squeak toy in her throat. These episodes are usually resolved with steroids. Our pharmacist friend kindly told us that oral steroids are like psychotic drugs to toddlers. She wasn’t kidding. This year, I was determined to skip the demonic cold. This has meant limiting her exposure to germs, which has meant we stay home… A LOT. Since the snow began to fly last Christmas, I have organized, re-organized, and ultra-organized every closet, drawer, and cabinet in the house. (It was not cold enough for me to venture into the basement… that place could still be featured in an episode of “Hoarders.” Actually, I wish it would be featured on “Hoarders,” that would mean someone else would be in charge of cleaning it.) I hit rock bottom the week I ordered the Miracle Folder from Amazon and proceeded to re-fold everything from t-shirts to table cloths. My family officially started an intervention when I began taking photos of the beautifully folded laundry and sending them to my friend.

If you don’t know what a Miracle Folder is, let me explain. It’s a plastic infomercial device, about the size of a piece of poster board. It works as a template for folding things so that they end up in a uniform size. If you think this sounds extreme, you would be correct. If you think it sounds awesome, you would also be correct. I remember seeing misaligned clothing in the closet and almost losing it! I accused my husband (the rogue folder), “It’s like you’re not even trying to use the Miracle Folder!” I believe he responded by saying something like, “The miracle what now?” And then I realized it. I’ve gone crazy. It’s hard to maintain this level of ultimate organization when no one else living in the house is on-board. In fact, the only other member of the household as excited about the Miracle Folder as I am is my 4 year-old asthmatic. She loves to play Fold-the-Clothes. I say “play,” because after what looks like a mixture of karate-chops and Whack-a-Mole, the clothes actually looked better piled in the laundry basket than after she “folded” them… I can’t win. So it’s come to this, “Hello everyone, my name is Misse, (“Hello, Misse.”) I really need the weather to warm up so I can go outside and turn off my winter-induced-organizingOCD.” It’s asthma versus OCD. Steroid treatment versus the Miracle Folder. Family peace versus an organized closet. Next year, I think we might have to risk it and just buy more hand sanitizer.

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Community Kidbits

Enjoy “The Little Mermaid” on stage in two ways in April If you have a Little Mermaid fan in the family, April is being very kind to you. There’s a choice of stage performances featuring the finned character -- one being a ballet performance and the other musical theater. The Children’s Ballet Theatre and Wasatch Youth Ballet Company will be performing their dance interpretation of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid.” It is choreographed especially for children, and a great way to introduce them to ballet. This show runs April 9-12 at Kingsbury Hall, at 7 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $7/person; babes in arms are free, however tickets are required. Tickets may be purchased online at www.kingsburyhall.org or by calling Kingsbury Hall at 801-581-7100. For more information, please visit their website. If musical theater is more your style, The Sandy Arts Guild will be putting on their own adaptation of Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, “The Little Mermaid, Jr” with a cast of over 60 ranging in age from 8-18. The show is directed and choreographed by Stephanie Maag, with Patti Rogers as music director, and will feature the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscarwinning “Under the Sea.” Dates for the show are April 11 at noon and 7 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. at Mount Jordan Middle School, 9360 S. 300 East in Sandy. Tickets are available for $9/adults, $6/ child 12 and under. They may be purchased by calling 801-568-ARTS or online at www. sandyarts.com.

Tracy Aviary celebrates 75 years with a ‘Party for the Planet’ Help Tracy Aviary celebrate 75 years with a Party for the Planet from noon-3 p.m. on April 20. Mother Earth deserves a party and

Tracy Aviary knows how to make it wild. Learn how to care for and enjoy our planet through exciting hands-on activities, free giveaways, and amazing bird encounters at this fun and educational celebration that other AZA-accredited zoos are taking part in. The first 75 people to pay admission after noon will receive a free mini planter. All activities are weather-permitting and are subject to change. Please check Tracy Aviary’s website at www.tracyaviary.org for cancelations if bad weather is forecasted. Tracy Aviary encourages the public to stay green long after Earth Day has come and gone. Earth Day offers up activities and events for everyone, but to get the most out of your experience it’s important to choose an issue that means something on a personal level and do what you can to help out.

Celebrate a birthday that’s out of this world In celebration of Clark Planetarium’s tenth birthday at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City, they will be hosting a series of community events from April 4-13. Each day will highlight a different event, from a Youth Art Show on opening day to a Star Party on closing day. In between there is Education Day, Food Truck Day, discounted dome shows and guest speakers and lectures related to space exploration and the science behind “the end of the world.” For more information, or to see a complete list of activities, dates and ticket prices, please visit www. clarkplanetarium.org or call Callista Pearson at 385-468-1229.

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Chalk this walk up to child abuse prevention Last year Utah had over 9,000 confirmed child abuse victims. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Family Support Center is inviting the whole family out – strollers included – for a short walk (about 15 minutes) to show your support for reducing child abuse in the community. After the walk, children will have the opportunity to participate in a free chalk festival. So bring the kids, the strollers or just yourself to this free event on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at the Family Support Center, 1760 W. 4805 South in Taylorsville, behind the Arctic Circle at 4800 S. and Redwood Rd. For more information, please give them a call at 801-955-9110.

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Exercise Helps Kids Manage Stress By Rebecca Cressman FM100.3 Mid-day Host 7 a.m.-3 p.m. If you’re a parent, chances are you do a lot to help your kids avoid people and situations that stress them out. It’s simply hard to see your little ones or your grown kids struggle with anxieties, fears and real problems. But it’s a careful balance: some stress is normal and necessary to teach children how to adjust to change and adapt to situations that will come their way later in life. The goal, according to physicians with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), is to be able to teach children how to respond to stress emotionally and physically in a healthy way. In 2008, the CDCP looked deeply at the effects of stress on kids. They found that children who deal with traumatic stress or consistent stress over time can have both short-term and long-term health and emotional problems. Unmanaged stress overwhelms a child’s ability to “cope effectively.” That’s where caring adults make the difference. Parents and caregivers need to both protect children and teach them emotional and physical health strategies to deal with their stress.

Get Them Movin’ One great way to help children manage stress is to encourage lots of regular exercise. Unstructured outdoor play, bike riding, sports – all of that activity – helps their bodies (and ours) better handle stressful situations. A really interesting study out of the University of Helsinki, Finland, tracked 8 year-olds as they

handled stressful assignments at school and home. The study showed that the children who were sedentary or non-active would have surges of the stress hormone “cortisol” when faced with everyday normal stressors like math tests and public speaking. But the children who actively exercised would have little or no increase in the hormone at all. So, the exercise gave the children a buffer from the effects of stress. The study is important because it’s the first time researchers have shown a clear link between physical well-being and mental health in children. Besides helping kids stay physically active and protecting them from the most traumatic situations in life, you can also help them better manage stress by following a few of these ideas from child psychologists:

• Make it easy to talk. When you notice a child is unhappy, ask him or her about their feelings, then listen without lecturing, blaming, judging or giving a big emotional response. Be a safe, non-reactive place for children to admit their problems and fears. • Help children label their emotions. Are they frustrated, angry or afraid? Help them label the feeling. Kids who can recognize their emotions are far less likely to act out negatively than those who can’t.

• Brainstorm solutions together. Prompt your child to come up with solutions. Encourage their ideas and validate the good ones. Help them make their own plan so they’ll feel more confident in their ability to do so as they face recurring problems or new ones.

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Teen Scene The Baby Page By Andrea Moore By Mary Helen Berg

A Lactation Consultant Could Be Your New Best Friend It’s your body. Feeding your baby. Simple enough, right? Why would you need a specialist to show you how it all works? Women who look forward to nursing a new baby – and think of it as a warm, bonding experience – are sometimes shocked to find that the first weeks of breastfeeding can be exhausting, frustrating and painful. Nursing is not always easy, but it is a skill that, with a little patience and determination, anyone can learn. Lactation specialists are trained health care professionals dedicated to helping new mothers overcome the hurdles they encounter when first learning to nurse. When I had my first baby, I had never heard of a lactation consultant. Little did I know that later she would become my most trusted friend–if only for a little while.

Who Is a Lactation Consultant? Lactation consultants come from a variety of backgrounds. The most highly trained are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) certified by The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Their training includes 90 hours of Lactation Education, and up to 1000 hours of supervised clinical work, as well as college level courses in biology, anatomy and nutrition. These professionals are committed to helping women breastfeed and have more classroom and clinical training than other breastfeeding counselors. Some registered

nurses or other medical professionals also may take courses to augment their education so they can better assist women with breastfeeding.

What They Do Your consultant may be based in a hospital or she may have a private practice. You may go to her office or she may make home visits. She will examine you and your baby to rule out obvious physical problems that may hinder breastfeeding. Next, she will talk to you about how to position your body, how to hold your baby and how to place him on the breast and help him latch on. Then, she will ask you to nurse while she observes your process. She can advise you on how long to nurse and how often. She will support you by confirming what works, coach you on alternative approaches and may even provide a written plan for you to follow when she leaves. Julie Johnson, an IBCLC whose private practice serves Salt Lake City and parts of Utah County and Davis County, helped 200 mothers and their babies last year. New mothers sometimes feel guilty when nursing doesn’t go as planned, she said. “They say ‘I am college educated and I am so stupid when it comes to breastfeeding,’” Johnson explained. “But it isn’t usually their issue. It’s usually the baby, and a birth issue or trauma that has been overlooked.”

Stress, anxiety and fatigue can also cause problems, Johnson said. “I say ‘Girl, you need some sleep and that’s going to help your milk supply.”

Solve the Mystery Christy Porucznik, a Salt Lake City La Leche leader, encourages expectant mothers to attend La Leche meetings before they need a lactation consultant. They can go to meetings before their due date to seek advice from experienced mothers and observe how other mothers nurse. “Breastfeeding is perfectly normal, but if you’ve never seen someone do it, how are you supposed to know how to do it?” she

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said. A Lactation Consultant Can Help If: • You don’t live near female relatives who can show you the ropes, or you are the first of your friends to have a baby. • You are anxious about nursing. • You had a multiple birth and need advice on feeding two or more babies. • Your baby has nipple confusion and won’t take your breast after trying a bottle. • Your nipples are cracked and sore. • You have a low milk supply.

as La Leche League. Also, the International Lactation Consultant Association has a directory of certified consultants at www.ilca. org. The directory is updated every two weeks and is organized by geographic location so you can find help in your area.

What’s The Cost?

cover some lactation services under obstetric or first year pediatric care. Free help is available from La Leche League of Salt Lake City, Porucznik said. La Leche League offers experienced peer support, advice and resources for free to all nursing mothers. Some La Leche leaders are also certified lactation consultants who may make home visits at no charge.

Lactation consultants are trained healthcare specialists who usually charge

The Good News

for their services. Charges can be high for

Although lactation consultant services are not cheap, the good news is that they can usually target your problem and quickly get you on the right track. Within just a few visits, you and your baby can be nursing like champions.

a home visit but range greatly depending on your location and your consultant’s experience, among other variables. Check with your insurance provider, as they may

• You need to learn how to express your milk. • You have physical issues such as inverted or flat nipples. • Your breasts are engorged and painful. • Your baby has trouble latching on.

How to Find One Some hospital complexes contain lactation centers that will send a specialist to your room to work with you and your baby before you are discharged and provide service for up to 10 days after the birth, according to International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). You can also seek a referral from your obstetrician, pediatrician or a breastfeeding support organization such

Here are just a few of the lactation specialist locations along the Wasatch Front. For a more complete list, please visit our Resource Guide online. University of Utah Medical Center, PostPartum Unit (801) 581-2261 Lactation consultants available during daytime hours. Salt Lake La Leche League (801) 251-MILK or (801) 251-6455 Available 24 hours a day. Phone numbers for local La Leche leaders are listed on the La Leche League website: http://lllofslc.

wordpress.com/help/ or send questions to: breastfeedingslc@gmail.com. Intermountain Health Care (IHC) (801) 662-3686 Lactation Consultation Service for inpatient or outpatient. My Birth Angel, Julie Johnson (801) 608-8947 Private International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

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The Pet Page By Kimberly Carlson

Traveling with Pets My family starts getting the traveling bug somewhere around Valentine’s Day and is in a fever pitch by the time spring break rolls around, resurfacing again during the summer. Last year we packed our bags and loaded up the car for a road trip to the west coast in search of warmth and a little adventure. We had a unique traveling companion on that trip: my son’s science experiment. My future paleontologist was studying triops. These unusual little guys look a bit like trilobites and are supposed to be fairly easy to care for. This might be true… if you’re not traveling by car for five days. You see, as babies, they need to be placed under a heat lamp until they hatch and then fed from a dropper. Not easy to accomplish when traveling on the freeway and not plugged in. If you are like my best friend, you probably take your dogs with you when you go camping or fishing. There are some dogs and cats that love trips in the car, long or short. But did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, you need to have a valid health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian within 30 days of travel when you cross state borders with your pets? In addition, “All animals crossing state borders to a cold weather destination are required to have a veterinarian’s note on the health certificate that they are acclimated to temperatures below 45 degrees F.” Before you head out on your next trip with your pets, here are a few things

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to keep in mind:

Road Trips • Proper identification. Make sure your pets have proper I.D. – and not just with your contact information, but also that of a neighbor or a friend – in case you lose your pet. You might not be easy to get a hold of while on vacation. Carlene Wall, Director of Operations at the Humane Society of Utah recommends two forms of I.D. “A microchip I.D. should be a backup I.D.” she says. “People will see a dog or a cat with a collar on and immediately know that is a pet that belongs to someone.” Many local pet stores have tag I.D. machines. The Humane Society of Utah can do both: they can facilitate a microchip in addition to an I.D. tag. • Accommodations and records. In addition to the health certificate required

by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, some hotels require certified records for your pet. Call ahead; make sure you have everything the pet-friendly hotel or hostel needs, and they have everything your pet will need. • Safety first. Be sure to pack proper restraints: leashes, pet beds that have the right seat-belt-friendly straps. Larger dogs will do better in crates or cages, smaller cats and dogs will do better in carriers. Make time for stops. Add extra time for potty breaks and wiggle-time. “Start early,” cautions Wall. “Allow for a lot of potty breaks and time to get their energy out – they’re just like little kids.” Stop at Rest Stops along the way and play a game or two of fetch or let them explore and stretch their legs.

Flying with Pets Each airline has their own regulations for flying with pets.


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Most will allow small pets to fly with you in the cabin, but larger animals may not. You will want to keep in mind several things: temperature, duration, comfort and transfers. Some cargo holders are not temperature regulated and can get rather cold or hot, depending on the climate you’re flying through. Longer flights are taxing on pets and may make them nervous, upset or even sick. And if you have to transfer planes, there’s always the risk that your pet won’t transfer with you. For more information about airline travel with your pet, please call the airport, or visit the International Air Travel Association’s website: www.iata.org.

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Final thoughts Please be mindful of your pet’s comfort level. If your pet is aging or easily excitable, a long trip might be too difficult for them. If it is unavoidable, and you must bring them with you, talk to your veterinarian about your concerns. “Vets can give you sedatives for your pets for long trips,” reminds Wall. Trips can be a fun adventure for everyone – but only if you’re prepared. For us, we buckled those triops in tight and took them with us on the road, stopping every six hours to feed them. We made sure to bring our heat lamp with us and set them up in the hotel bathrooms at night to stay warm. It wasn’t easy, but it was definitely worth it. And it definitely made for lasting memories and a truly one-of-akind experiment!

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Benjamin Franklin Academy (235) 825 N. 300 West #200 in SLC 801.466.4326 Benjamin Franklin Homeschool Academy is an assistance program to homeschoolers. We teach your student core curriculum: History, Math, Science and English (reading, writing, literature, etc.) We assist parents in fulfilling their parental responsibility in the education of their children.

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Buttons N Bows (155) Holladay and Salt Lake City see website for details bnbschools.com They are a small, locally-owned company that has been dedicated to the education of young children for over 35 years; with a reputation for quality early childhood education rather than merely providing a daycare environment.

Challenger School (156) see website for locations challengerschool.com

They believe that creating caring relationships and a caring school community while teaching core character values across the curriculum is essential in fostering a healthy learning environment where all children can succeed spiritually, academically, and ethically.

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446 S. Mall Dr. in SLC 435.627.8500 brainbalanceutah.com Brain Balance is a nationwide, short-term program that creates lasting results by addressing the cause, not the symptoms. We offer real solutions for children struggling socially, behaviorally, academically or developmentally.

see website for locations childtimeinc.com Child Time Inc.’s atmosphere supports children as strong, confident students, capable of constructing their own learning by encouraging independent thought, hands on exploration and social and emotional development through emergent curriculum.

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Summer Planner By Malia Jacobson

Nurture Your Child’s Budding Interests But effectively nurturing a child’s talent takes more than applause and praise. All parents want to foster a child’s developing skills without overwhelming them. But when does “encouragement” turn into pushing? And how should parents react when kids resist an activity, or when they drop a onceenjoyed pursuit? A child’s interests and talents are as unique as his fingerprint. With that in mind, experts say that the best way to encourage them depends on the child’s temperament. Whether kids lean toward creative pursuits, athletic endeavors, or have interests all over the map, parents can nurture their abilities while promoting selfesteem and teaching valuable lessons in commitment and responsibility.

The Superstar When a child shows exceptional talent in a specific area, it’s easy to go overboard. “Very quickly, a child’s life can become centered around that one thing,”—which can be a recipe for burnout, says Thomas Hobson, director

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of Child Life at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. If a talented child begins to resist a favorite pastime, a break may be in order. Time will tell whether your child has the interest and dedication to progress to an elite level. In the meantime, keep things in perspective; interests can shift, change and even disappear as kids mature. For now, keep the focus on fun.


Aim for encouragement that’s specific and activity-focused to communicate that your child’s worth is not tied up in his performance, says therapist Michelle P. Maidenberg, Ph.D. “I can tell you worked really hard on that painting!” is better than “What a good boy! This painting makes me so happy!” Expose your gifted child to a number of activities. This intense interest may be a passing phase, so look for ways to expand his horizons or apply a skill in a new way. For example, an exceptionally agile gymnast may enjoy tennis, and a strong swimmer may like soccer.

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Alliance Française de SLC (294)

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Come and learn French with Alliance Française de Salt Lake City this summer! They are offering summer day camps for ages 5-7 and 8-11 at various elementary school locations. Please see website for complete details.

When school is out the Club is in! Sugar House Boys & Girls Club provides Summer Camp programs for kids ages 4-18! With field trips, swimming, arts and crafts and more, your kids will have fun all summer long. Program runs 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon-Fri.

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Boys and girls, ages 5-12, will thrive in our enriching camp environment. The mature, knowledgeable and energetic staff provides our campers with a wonderful variety of physical, social and cognitive experiences. Both summer and off-track camps available.

BrainLinking, Inc. is your summer resource for your child’s reading, brain processing, dyslexia, memory and focusing skills training for 5-29 year olds. From reading fluency to memory and focusing training, our systematic approach produces results.

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Buttons N Bows (12)

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Holladay and Salt Lake City see website for details bnbschools.com Sun ‘n Fun Camp offers families a choice of half-day or whole-day activities, two to five times a week. Mornings are filled with field trips, puppet shows, dramatics and plays in which your child will act, and an art yard for kids to enjoy outdoors.


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Camp Invention (296)

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Creative Capsule (297) see website for locations 801.541.9865 thecreativecapsule.com Camps for ages 6-12 center around fun, unique crafts and activities that encourage your child’s curiosity and enrichment. Convenient week-long blocks containing four 2-hour sessions are flexible enough to work around your family’s busy summer schedule.

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The best of both worlds: fun and learning combined! They offer both half-day and all-day options. Perhaps you’re looking for a head start on the fall. Perhaps you want to keep concepts alive and fresh. Perhaps you’re simply interested in beating summer boredom. Whatever your motivation, Challenger is the perfect destination.

Child Time Inc. (296) see website for details childtimeinc.com Child Time Inc.’s atmosphere supports children as strong, confident students, capable of constructing their own learning by encouraging independent thought, hands on exploration and social and emotional development through emergent curriculum.

Children’s Corner (15) 3534 S. Highland Dr. in SLC 801.486.6363 childrens-corner.net

Child Care Resource and Referral has many quality summer camp and day care options to choose from. There are full and part time schedules; some focus on development of a specific skill, while others are one-time classes and activities. Visit their website.

Dance Concepts (298) 9492 S. Union Sq. in Sandy 801.566.2101 danceconceptsutah.com A fun, family friendly dance studio offering classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop taught by caring, qualified adults with a low teacher to student ratio. Summer classes are available from ages 2-18 with various classes from 4-7:30 p.m.

Dancing Moose Montessori (299) 4428 W. Links Dr. in WVC 801.968.0100 mydancingmoose.com

Children’s Corner Summer Camp is an all-day program which includes daily field trips. The goal is to offer an active program to help children grow with confidence and self-esteem while making friends and having fun at the same time.

Emphasizing ethics of peace, order and respect, Dancing Moose Montessori School offers both choice and directed lessons in a structured environment that honors each child.

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Here there is one teacher for every four students, with an 8-student maximum and a 2-student minimum. Classes are held in two-hour blocks of time. Each student committing to an entire semester may attend either 2 or 4 times per month.

Ever seen Cirque De Soleil? Dreamed of flying under the big top? Looking for a unique, and thrilling new adventure? Darla’s Aerial Arts has Aerial Yoga for Mom and Dad, Aerial Silks Training for Kids, and Serious Cirque Training for any seeking to become professional.

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Join us for a new adventure each day in the beautiful, cool, outdoor setting of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Camp Snowbird offers a program for kids ages 4-12 and, new this summer, teen camp for ages 13-17. UTA bus transportation is provided from the “Park & Ride” at the mouth of the canyon, making it so easy for parents. Drop-off 7:30 a.m./Pick-up 5:25 p.m.

Super Cool Camp Snowbird! Camp Snowbird is in session 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 3 - Aug. 16, 2013. Call 801-933-2256 for information and registration or visit snowbird.com. Camp is closed July 4 and July 24. 4.

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Summer Planner By Joyce Sibbett, Ph.D. President, Dancing Moose Montessori School

Summertime Learning with Pizzazz Is Key to Next Year’s Success Summer is a great time for fun, but if children’s summer days are long and lazy, they are better characterized by boredom than fun. Children are ready for a change as the academic year winds down, but the change needs to include a summer agenda that challenges children’s thinking and leads to new intellectual stimulation. In the January 15 issue of Education Week, author Gary Huggins emphasizes well-documented research that “most children lose two months of mathematical skills every summer, and low-income children lose another two to three months in reading.” This loss has far-

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reaching effects for the next school year when children’s achievement levels fall behind those of the previous year.

Summer Time is Project Time On the other hand, summer can create an opportunity for multi-faceted projects that require more time and flexibility, which are elements that give learning pizzazz. For example, one of the curricular projects last year at Dancing Moose Montessori School included an economics project where children surveyed members of the school community to identify their favorite cookies,

created graphs to represent their surveys, then followed up by taking cookie orders in the school and community. Next, they baked cookies to fill the orders, collected money, graphed profits, distributed profits, and finally, analyzed results. The economic unit required significant time and commitment, which was difficult to carve out during the structured school year. Fortunately, the greater flexibility of summer allowed students to collaborate on a project, involve community members in the project, learn to communicate effectively with an audience, and incorporate a variety of math skills as part of the project.

Taking the Learning Outside Summer also allows ample prospects for outdoor activities. Gardening is a perfect example of a seasonal event that provides unique prospects to see the life cycle from seedling to mature plant, allowing children to water and nurture plant growth, and then enjoy the fruits of their labor when the plants reach maturity. One of Dancing Moose


children’s favorite garden projects was a pizza garden centered on lots of vegetables that taste great on a pizza. At harvest time children said it was the best pizza they had ever eaten! Science experiments that require an outdoor arena are also perfectly suited to the warm and inviting days of summer. When a hose is available for easy clean-up, the messy aspects of fun experiments are not an issue. Of course, field trips are one of the great adventures for summer when children can experience outdoor venues such as the zoo, a community play in an amphitheater, or perhaps a community garden or aviary. Any of these venues can provide an opportunity for an extended theme that gives curriculum pizzazz.

Reading Bridge to Reality Reading can come alive when students have ample time to explore fiction and non-fiction books that represent themes in multiple genres. Common core objectives fit beautifully into fun and interesting summer reading. For example, children can read similar fairy tales from multiple cultures, which invite children to explore cultures that are different from their own. They can

follow up by contributing cultural artifacts that represent funds of knowledge from their homes and families. Books about superheroes are also well suited to the summer schedule when children can identify traits of their favorite superheroes, compare qualities across texts, make art projects into costumes and masks and act out the qualities they admire about superheroes. Children can also explore a variety of non-fiction books, relate material to their personal experiences, and pursue some of their favorite subjects in depth.

Active Bodies and Mind Whether children’s summer academics consist of a part-time camp or a full-time summer program, or even a schedule of intellectual events that they regularly engage in at home, it is important for children to keep their minds and bodies active. This activity contributes to the happy memories of summer and helps children maintain academic achievement levels as the new academic year begins.

Summer Learning Day The importance of summer learning has

received national attention and is currently punctuated with Summer Learning Day on Friday, June 21, 2013: a national advocacy day designed to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning as it emphasizes the need to close the achievement gap and support healthy development in communities across the country. Ways to Celebrate (www.summerlearning. org) is a great website to help spread awareness of the importance of summer learning. As the website emphasizes, summer learning programs: • maintain and advance participants’ academic and developmental growth. • support working families. • keep children safe and healthy. • send young people back to school ready to learn. Children are ready for a change when summer rolls around, but they deserve to have that summertime change to be full of the pizzazz that can come through stimulating activities that extend the learning time of the school year and help children maintain and expand academic skills.

This summer, broaden your child’s mind with a unique life skill!! Your child’s working memory is like the RAM on your computer. Help your child discover the secrets of the Japanese abacus (Soroban) in a fun, hands-on learning environment and increase working memory, which will allow your child to think faster, more clearly and focus better in school and in life.

Locations: SIP Academy Classes taught in the Salt Lake County area. One class/week at convenient after-school hours For information, or to schedule a trial class: Call Emily at 801-652-1676 or email: emily@sipacademyusa.com

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Full & Part Time Academic Experiences Learning Tree provides a safe place where children will be protected and cherished, where they may acquire knowledge and self-discipline, where they will always find a warm welcome and a sense of belonging. Clean, well-equipped classrooms Newly remodeled playgrounds

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Currently Offering Beginning - Advanced Sewing Lessons. Try a One-time Beginning Class to See How You Like It!

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Summer Camp -- like a eld trip every day! Curriculum includes: Horseback Riding, Cow Milking, Egg Gathering, Gardening, Exploring the Woods, Grooming Animals, Crafts, Arts & More Sign up for morning, afternoon or both.

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Discovery Bay (255)

SUMMER PLANNER

248 E. 13800 South in Draper 801.244.7073 discoverybaydaycare.com Discovery Bay presents eight exciting week-long summer camps for kids ages 5-10. Half and full-day options available. Daily activities include music, drama, exploration, arts and crafts, dance and movement, global awareness, history, literature, and character development.

I.J. and Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center (257) 2 N. Medical Drive in SLC 801.581.0098 slcjcc.com Camp is more than fun and games -- we also focus on friendship building and creating social and life skills. Campers will have plenty of chances to explore the entire center -- from rock climbing to swimming, from art to dancing and plenty more.

The Drum Bus (256)

Imagination Place (258)

663 W. 100 South in SLC 801.649.4420 drumbus.com

1155 E. 3300 South in SLC 801.463.9067 imaginationplace.com

The Drum Bus summer camps will resonate with all ages and (musical) abilities. It’s not all about the bus. We have wonderful classroom space at the Utah Arts Alliance building west of The Gateway and are partnering to bring a wealth of artistic experiences to our campers.

As a music and movement center and store, we are passionately committed to providing adults and children affordable and playful music, movement, and artistic experiences of a high quality-- including the tools necessary to do so. Fun classes for all ages in music, Anti-Gravity Yoga, and more.

Girl Scouts of Utah (27)

J.E. Cosgriff Memorial School (303)

see website for locations gsutah.org Girl Scouts of Utah offers amazing day and overnight summer camp programs for girls ages 7–17 (girls do not need to be Girl Scouts to attend). Camp staff members create a wide range of fun and challenging activities that promote girls’ personal growth and leadership development.

Hilltop Christian School (301) 985 E. 10600 South in Sandy 801.576.1390 hilltopchristianschool.org

2335 Redondo Ave. in SLC 801.486.3197 cosgriff.org

J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School offers Summer Adventure Camps June 3-27 for students PreK-grade 8. Optional one-hour Jump Start Tutoring courses also give students a boost for 2013-14. Extended care is available. See camp schedule & titles online!

Jump Around Utah (259) 1519 S. 700 West in SLC 801.977.9000 jumparoundutah.com

Their approach centers on personal, interactive instruction by experienced teachers who see each child as an individual. Children are encouraged to learn by exploring the world around them, and to communicate and express themselves clearly and confidently; teaching them to be creative problem solvers.

Jump Around Utah is Salt Lake’s newest indoor family activity center with inflatable fun for everyone. It’s a great place to have an excellent time for the whole family while getting some good exercise! Bounce, climb and play at Jump Around Utah summer camps!

Huntington Learning (302)

Song of the Heart Kindermusik (304)

684 E. 11400 South in Draper 801.810.2759 huntingtonlearning.com For over 35 years Huntington Learning Center has been raising the grades and confidence levels of students everywhere with tutoring in reading, writing, math, study skills, ACT exam prep, advanced math, science, and more.

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4180 Emigration Canyon Rd. in SLC 801.582.0070 campk.org Research proves that music is the best activity for enhancing every area of your child’s development. Classes immerse your child in a rich, developmentally appropriate environment. The multi-sensory approach to learning will improve the ability to think, reason, create and express.


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School of Rock has been teaching kids how to amaze audiences for over 10 years. Our performance based curriculum gets students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. ROCK 101 The “entry” into School of Rock that provides a combination of lessons and rehearsal room learning. Songs are chosen to develop basic skills, before jumping into live shows. Rock 101 lets beginners learn the basics including technique, music theory and the dynamic of playing in a group. PERFORMANCE PROGRAM The best way to learn is by doing! Our core Performance Program lets kids show off what they’ve worked for - on stage. Kids learn performance, harmonies, musicianship, and introduces the team element into music instruction. Students choose from new show themes every season. AND MORE! School of Rock also offers one and two week summer camps, events, workshops, clinics, Guest (rockstar) Professors and additional performance opportunities through our local House SCHOOL OF ROCK NAME Band andLine National AIIStars programs. We teach adults, too! Address #1 Optional Address Line #2 Anytown.SchoolofRock.com SCHOOL OF ROCK NAME 888.123.4567 Address Line #1 Optional Address Line #2 Anytown.SchoolofRock.com SCHOOL OF ROCK NAME 888.123.4567 Address Line #1 Optional Address Line #2 SCHOOL OF ROCK NAME Anytown.SchoolofRock.com Address Line #1 888.123.4567 Optional Address Line #2 Anytown.SchoolofRock.com 888.123.4567

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SUMMER PLANNER

Camp Kostopolus (305)

Mad Science (263)

4180 Emigration Canyon Rd. in SLC 801.582.0070 campk.org

Camps across the Wasatch Front 801.292.8646 madscience.com/greatersaltlake

Camp K offers residential camps, travel camps and day camps for kids with special needs. Campers enjoy fishing, horse riding, swimming, camp outs, sing songs, create arts and craft projects, challenge themselves on the ropes course and create lasting friendships.

Mad Science aims to spark the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere by providing them with fun, entertaining and educational activities that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around them.

Learning Tree (261)

Mathnasium Mathletes (264)

see website for locations 801.266.3590 learningtreeutah.com

Draper, Sugar House, Cottonwood Heights 801.572.MATH mathnasium.com

Our summer camp programs are filled with activities, including 29 exciting field trips. Cooking, crafts, games, sports and music activities are offered daily. Our playgrounds and well-equipped indoor space give kids the freedom to choose the activities that interest them.

Mathnasium is a “Math Only” learning center where kids in grades 2-12 come to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. Summer is the perfect opportunity to help your kids get back in shape if this year has been difficult for them or prevent the “summer slide.”

McKee Language School (265)

The Leonardo (262) 209 E. 500 South in SLC 801.531.9800 theleonardo.org

1417 S. 1100 East in SLC 801.467.1619 mckeeschool.com

Have fun, stay busy, and keep those brain cells charged this summer! The Leo is offering unique workshops and camps for kids in grades 5-12 running June through August. Themes include: Math, Music, and Digital Media; Pop Art; Urban Art; and Fleas, Fractals and Physics.

Summer school is cool at McKee Language Schools. Children learn Spanish through immersion in an atmosphere of play from native Spanish speakers trained in the McKee Language Systems. Summer classes begin June 10, so enroll now to reserve your child’s spot!

Life Arts Center (306)

Monkey Mountain (266)

7304 Jonathan Dr. in SLC 801. 944.1032 lifeartscenter.com

1526 W.Ute Blvd #2 435.214.7451 monkeymountain.com

The Life Arts Center uses an integrated approach to learning for children ages 3 and up. Each 1.5 hr class is designed to create choreography, art, music and science developing language skills through movement (i.e. dance). This unique class reinforces memory, patterning, strength, flexibility and more.

Discover Park City’s newest mountain, located conveniently at Kimball Junction. Monkey Mountain is a huge indoor playground, perfect for birthday parties, educational classes and seasonal camps. There is even a licensed childcare program.

CATION PLANNER

Lit’l Lit’lScholars Scholars(307) Preschool (167)

Lit’l Scholars

see website for locations 4732 S. 1950 West in Taylorsville litlscholars.com 653 E. Simpson Ave. in SLC 801.955.8988 At Lit‘l Scholars, the children’s litlscholars.com programs are designed to meet A clean anddevelopmental safe environment thatThe offcenter ers reading your child’s needs. offersand creative kindergarten preparation, preschool programs, learning experiences with an academic emphasis a focus on math andmath phonics, so much on phonics, reading, and and printing. Children more. We have fun fi eld trips and other explore their world through art, science, social extracurricular activities.. skills and cultural activities. 32 utahfamily.com APRIL 2013 McKee Language School (168)

Small Child & Care (267) MurayWorld City Parks Rec(172) 7908 OldPark/Viewmont Bingham Hwy in W. Jordan Murray Elementary 4130 S. 3600 West in WVC 801.264.2614 801.282.5777 murray.utah.gov smallworldcenters.com Kids take center stage as they learn Your child will learnparts and develop the FUNdamental of being through and creative onstage music through acting, movement, group play, sharing, community singing, improve and more. At the end of each fisession, eld trips,there arts and crafts, science, values and will be a presentation by the acself awareness. tors for family and friends.

Summit Christian Academy (173)


YOUTH EDUCATION

AND AWAY WE GO! Get your motor running because the quest for the most awesome summer ever will soon begin. Map out  your summer of exciting and informative classes and amazingly inventive Club U camps for kids of all ages! Go to youth.utah.edu or call (801) 581-6984 and get started.

8 Different Camps Locations All Over Northern Utah Don’t Delay Register Online Today!

SPARKING IMAGINATIVE LEARNING

801-292-8646

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SUMMER PLANNER

NBC Camps (310)

Rowland Hall Camps (45)

see website for locations nbccamps.com 800.406.3926

see website for locations rowlandhall.org

If your child loves basketball or volleyball, NBC Camps has a camp for them. This year, elevate their life and game at NBC Camps, the most popular and respected overnight basketball camp and volleyball camp program in the world. Call and mention Utah Family Magazine for $10 off.

Rowland Hall has an active day camp where children make friends, learn new skills, and have a blast! Whether you’re into sports, writing, art or science, kids ages 4-13 find a diverse array of activities tailored to their interests. Convenient options for half-day, week-by-week, or whole summer programs.

Olympus Gymnastics (268)

Salt Lake City Ballet (313)

9683 S. Sandy Pkwy in Sandy 801.566.3295 olympusgymnastics.org

1164 S. Main St. in SLC 801.664.4607 slcballet.com

Olympus Gymnastics’ program is second to none, offering classes for ages 3-18 in gymnastics, tumbling and other physical educational activities. Our safe learning environment offers a positive and challenging atmosphere where every child is a winner.

Make friends and dance hard! The SLC Ballet specializes in authentic classical ballet training taught in the Russian Vaganova method by internationally recognized faculty. We get moving with jazz, modern, character dance, yoga, pilates, zumba, music, arts and crafts, theater and more!

Our Lady of Lourdes (269)

Salt Lake Dance Center (146)

1065 E. 700 South in SLC 801.364.5624 lourdesschool.org Offering camps for Pre-K through grade 6, with an emphasis on retention of math and language arts skills along with weekly swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, science, cooking, skits and acting. Classes are Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Themes and session dates coming online!

537 E. 2100 South in SLC 801.467.5404 saltlakedance.com They offer a wide variety of instruction for ages 3-17, with all levels of ability and desire. Whether your child is a serious dancer, or wants to dance just for fun, this is the place! Many past students stay on to study with us and have achieved amazing accomplishments, like performing with Ballet West.

The Paint Mixer (323)

Scales and Tails (270)

738 Main St. in Park City 435.604.0820 www.thepaintmixer.com

3588 S. 1950 West #13 801.577.7182 scalesandtailsutah.com

Discover Utah’s premier paint and wine studio, a unique form of entertainment and learning taking the country by storm! Guests of all ages follow step-by-step instructions to recreate the featured piece of art. We offer Kids Sessions, Family Days, and Workshops for Kids and Teens, and Birthday Parties.

Ever made it to a Scales and Tails workshop or birthday party and found yourself wanting more of the wild learning and fun? This summer we’re providing just the opportunity! Learn all about lives and habits of our snakes, tortoises, lizards, crocodiles, birds and more.

Real Salt Lake (324)

School of Rock (271)

Camps across the state 801.727.2714 realsaltlake.com

9083 S. 255 West in Sandy 435.214.7451 sandy.schoolofrock.com

Real Salt Lake offers outstanding youth soccers camps for beginner to elite players at locations across the state of Utah. In addition to top quality instructions campers receive a t-shirt, a ticket voucher to a RSL home game and an invite to Camper Appreciation Day at the stadium.

School of Rock summer camps are a rockin’ good time! We have four 5-day camps to choose from this year; each from Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages 10-18 with a concert performance. All campers will learn the art of stage craft, team work, accountability and teamwork.

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Olympus

Gymnastics

Now Taking New Enrollments! Call today for our FREE Trial class! Have your next Birthday Party at Olympus where you may utilize our 14,000 Sq. foot facility for games, inflatables, and gymnastics!

www.olympusgymnastics.org

9683 S. Sandy Parkway in Sandy • 801-566-3295

SwimKids Where fun and safety meet

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS FOR AGES 6 MOS. & UP

Black Diamond Sports Center Utah’s class, camp and fieldtrip destination! Gymnastics w Dance w Martial Arts Cheer w Yoga w Preschool 2011 UTAH BEST OF STATE WINNER

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Teaches proper swimming techniques and water safety skills. Ongoing year-round enrollment. Warm indoor pool. Call (801) 944-8811 to schedule.

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Summer Planner By Sue LeBretton

Packing for Camp It’s about more than socks and underwear “Mom. You forgot to pack extra socks,” says my 10 year-old son accusingly. We have just picked him up after a week at camp. Socks, I muse, mentally searching through the gear I had packed over a week ago. I remembered making an extra trip to the store for the hiking socks requested on the camp list. Had I not packed them? “Do you mean the hiking socks?” I inquire. “No, just any socks. I have a blister because I wore the same pair of socks all week,” he says, his voice rising. “I packed more than enough socks,” I assure him. “They were right there with your underwear. “Oh yeah, I could not find my underwear, so I wore the same pair of underwear all week too.” His dad and I burst out laughing but he does not see the humor. “They were not in the bag. I even

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had a counselor help me look for them,” he asserts confidently. Puzzled, I wonder if he could have been the butt (pun intended) of a cabin prank and someone had hidden his underwear and socks. When we arrive home I open the large gear bag. Lo and behold, jammed in one section, just where I packed them, are

ample clean socks and underwear. I show him. “Oh, I guess we never saw the second zippered section,” he says. My mind harkens back to the night before camp when I finished packing his bag and then, as suggested by the camp guide, I walked him through where everything was. I suppose the, ‘Yeah, yeah mom, I know,’ should have sounded an alarm that he was not fully engaged. Lesson learned. The following year he packed his own bag and I reviewed it. As you pack and prepare to send your child off to camp, whether it is the first or fifth time, remember that camp organizers are experts so trust their directions and follow them closely. Here are some general guidelines that I have learned and relearned after sending two children to various camps for more than five years.

Pack Themselves Have children pack their own bags with


supervision so that they can find those important socks and underwear.

camp. This gives you ample opportunity to purchase any missing items and it allows your child to start thinking and talking about camp.

Make a List Pack it in, pack it out. A horse camp my daughter attended suggested that campers bring a detailed list of their belongings. When she was packing up to come home it made it easier for her to locate missing items when she knew she was looking for two pink shirts. She liked this technique so much she has used it to pack for other camps.

Label Whatever Leaves If it leaves your house label it. From luggage to individual items, use a system to label every T-shirt, shoe or flashlight. Preprinted labels are great, but expensive. When my daughter attended camp one year we created a logo for her using her initials and marked all items using a permanent marker. Even if another camper had the same initials, her items were uniquely identified. Start reviewing the suggested packing list with your child a few weeks before

Pack Away Anxiety I know you may be anxious and missing your child, but do not call the camp unless it is an emergency. Pack your own anxiety away and prepare your child for the

Food

possibility of homesickness. Tell them that

Before you send food to camp, double check if this is allowed. In more rustic surroundings food is not allowed in sleeping quarters because it attracts wild animals. If food is permitted, please send enough to share with cabin mates but be sensitive to any allergy issues. Many camps are peanut or nut-free facilities.

this is normal and can happen to campers of all ages. Assure them that you know they can handle it. Counselors should be trained to help campers work through these issues. If your child calls crying for you to come and get them, steel yourself and repeat that you are confident in their ability to manage this. Then speak to the head counselor to assess the situation. This happened to us the first year our son

Thoughtful Communication

attended camp, but he worked through

Keep communication to a minimum and obey any camp restrictions. Many camps allow one-way communication where parents can send a daily letter or email to the child. You know your child best; will receiving a daily note from you make them more or less lonely? Our son asked us to not send any notes the second year as he found the notes made him sad.

it (so did mom and dad) and he felt very proud and independent when he completed his first week at camp.

Sue LeBreton is a freelance writer with years of both family camp and residential camp experience. To date, she has always sent ample socks and underwear to camp.

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SUMMER PLANNER

SEPS Learning Center (272)

Swaner EcoCenter (316)

604 Wilmington Ave in SLC 801.467.2122 sepslc.com

1258 Center Dr. in Park City 435.252.3578 swanerecocenter.org

The Summer Day School Program is designed to accommodate busy schedules. Students get the educational help they need while having ample time to enjoy their summer activities. We offer full-time or flex-time programs Mon-Thurs between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Swaner provides a wide range of summer camp opportunities for youth in grades 1-8 including outdoor exploration, environmental education, science, robotics and stewardship. See compete list online.

SIP Academy (314)

Swim Kids (274)

2150 S. 1300 East #500 in SLC 801.897.1221 sipacademyusa.com

4679 S. 2225 East in Holladay 801.944.8811 swimkids.biz

SIP Academy™ provides internationally acclaimed child development programs aimed at providing kids ages 6-12 with the skills required to excel. Their “mental abacus” programs enhances visual-spatial competency, concentration, math skills and learning ability.

Join Swim Kids for a fun-filled summer! Daily activities with nurturing, experienced teachers include music, arts and crafts, sports and open swim time as well as snacks and a 30-min. swim lesson! Small student-teacher ratio and flexible schedules.

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Tanner Dance (274)

700 E. 5600 South in Murray 801.261.3182 studio56dance.com

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This program gives students the opportunity to express themselves and grow in a positive, challenging and fun environment while learning the art of dance. The goal is to encourage the development of: teamwork, dedication, responsibility, leadership and strong self-image

Through movement exploration, we are “developing young people who are useful, imaginative, worthwhile human beings.” By participating in our summer program, your children will obtain the roots of dance and grow wings of creativity and imagination.

Camp Snowbird (273)

The Tutoring Center (277)

Little Cottonwood Canyon 801.933.2256 snowbird.com

7701 S. 700 East in Midvale 801.566.7701 tutoringcenter.com

There is a new adventure each day in beautiful Little Cottonwood Canyon for all campers ages 4-12. Campers will explore the canyon through nature hikes, science experiments, arts and crafts and supervised swims. Snacks and transportation up the canyon provided.

In a clutter-free environment, The Tutoring Center provides a center to help your children focus, concentrate and excel to great heights. Each child will be given a Diagnostic Assessment and a personalized program 2-3 hrs. per week to ensure an unparalleled, permanent solution.

St. John’s Community Ctr. (315)

U of U Youth Education

(253)

475 Herbert Ave. in SLC 801.364.4874 stjohnsccdc.wordpress.com

Salt Lake City and Bountiful 801.581-6984 youth.utah.edu

Children in this camp will learn about the environment and community around them, take part in weekly field trips that reflect what they have learned, have the option of weekly tennis and/or swimming lessons and weekly projects. Full and part time camps available.

Fill your imagination with Club U camps that mix outdoor activities, science and water with art, music, animals and more! Fill your brain with Youth Academy of Excellence courses that perfectly blend leaning and fun with hands-on experiments and activities. Go online for a list of the many classes.

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The Great Outdoors By Ashley Talmadge child’s schedule is often packed with hours of directed activities

Mud: The New Medicine Kids love mud—it’s just a fact.

in school, sports or aftercare programs. Free time is spent in front of one screen or another.

higher incidence of allergies and

childhood educator Bev Bos states

Whether it’s the batter for fresh

autoimmune disorders. In the

in her book Before the Basics,

muffins, or the building material

Wilce Student Health Services Blog

“Children were not born to wear

for mini dams and roadways, or

(Ohio State University) Victoria

shoes. In our concern for hygiene

perhaps just the satisfying squish

Rentel, MD cites a study in which

and safety, we develop amnesia.

between toes during a hike through

the digestive tracts of indoor

Give children a break! Remember

a streambed, a young child seems

pigs were compared to those of

how good mud feels between the

drawn to the stuff as if by design.

outdoor pigs, and concludes “there

toes?” Physical play outdoors can

Parents, on the other hand, may

is…a growing, stinking, microbial-

also result in gains in independence

be less enthusiastic about mud. For

filled gooey heap of evidence that

and creativity. Chrissy Larson, an

one thing, mud is dirty. But there

human interaction with bacteria is

outdoor educator and preschool

are still plenty of good reasons

good.” In addition, many experts

teacher, observes that a child’s

to let your kids play in mud. The

have noted the connection

“play in natural spaces is much

National Wildlife Federation’s

between a sedentary lifestyle and

more creative because of the lack

recent report The Dirt on Dirt: How

an unhealthy body. “We have an

of structure and the constant

Getting Dirty Outdoors Benefits

epidemic of obesity in this country,”

change with the seasons (and)

Kids (2012) states, “The things small

says pediatrician Dr. Bruce Birk.

weather.” She says that in her

children want to do outside, like

“All the best efforts to change diet

program “we value the social

building mud castles, splashing

are important, but secondary to

and physical aspects of discovery

around in puddles and rolling down

the importance of regular physical

outdoors. Nature’s topography

hills…may, in fact, be a grubby

activity, especially outdoors.”

can be tricky and...we are good

little prescription for health and happiness.” Here’s more on the benefits of getting muddy.

Physical Health

at helping children become

Mental Health Look at a child’s face as she splashes in a muddy puddle, and you know she just feels good.

independent as they get confident on their feet.”

Educational Benefits

Studies suggest that this feeling of

Young children learn by engaging

evidence suggesting that early

well-being may result, at least in

in hands-on activities with real

contact with some of the infectious

part, from a child’s contact with the

objects. Put simply, children

microbes found in soil can result

soil. A bacterium found in dirt (M.

learn by getting their hands dirty.

in a lower risk of heart disease

vaccae) has actually been linked

Unstructured play (that is, play

later in life. Other studies have

to increased levels of serotonin,

initiated by the child and not led

linked the over-use of sanitizers

a compound in the brain related

by an adult) is an important part

and sterilizing products to a

to feelings of happiness. As early

of their education. Yet today, a

There is a growing body of

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There seems to be less and less time to “just muck about.” Unstructured free play has been shown to promote cognitive growth and to positively influence social interactions. During unstructured play children plan, make decisions and see the results. Tony Deis, founder of the outdoor education program Trackers Earth, says, “We need to take a look at how childhood has changed. We may feel we are making a safer world for children by limiting where they roam, but at what cost?” Referring to outdoor activities common to children just a generation ago, he continues, “What did the freedom of walking creeks and catching frogs give them? Did they have a destination? Were they learning anything? At Trackers we firmly believe they were learning everything.”

Connection with Nature Many experts agree that our children are quickly losing any connection to the natural world. Larson talks about how her young students learn to make use of the immediate environment. “At first they don’t notice that some trees are better than others for shelter from the rain, but after a


few weeks in the class they are very good at finding the cedar trees and the giant sequoias and the spruces and Douglas firs.” Deis believes that children who are involved in Trackers programs gain an understanding of the limits on natural resources. They learn that nature may not provide exactly what they want. “We allow kids time to develop awareness of the environment around them,” he says. “Taking time to build knowledge is a gesture of appreciation.” While Deis understands that his students likely will not have the daily opportunity (or need) to make a bow and arrow, or to start a fire without matches, he hopes that they will carry a “meditative thoroughness” into other areas of their lives.

among our youth have tripled in the last 30 years. Pediatric use of antidepressants and medications for ADHD has skyrocketed in the last decade. But it seems that playing in the dirt and mud – whether in the backyard or hiking along a creek bed – might be the perfect antidote. Birk says, “Raising

ever before. We tend to lead overscheduled, yet sedentary lives. The CDC reports that obesity rates

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Make Your Own Mud Pit No rain in the weather forecast? With some planning, you can create a backyard mud pit that will provide hours of good clean (yes!) handson entertainment for your kids. And who knows? They may just learn something, too.

Create a Boundary Find a corner of the yard on which you won’t miss the grass, or whatever else was growing there. Kids will enjoy excavating the area with you. (Be sure they understand they are not to “work on” other areas of the yard without your approval.) Add lots of water for masses of ooey-gooey mud. Decide which aspects of water flow your kids can control. Can they have access to the hose? If so, will there be a time limit? A limit as to how high the pressure can be? If there is no hose available to them, be sure to provide some kind of water source. Buckets, tubs and coolers all work well.

Provide Props Old pots, pans and utensils (or even margarine cups, sticks and stones) will help your little baker make fresh mud muffins. PVC pipe in various sizes, along with an array of connecting joints can keep your pint-sized engineer occupied for hours. Add a hose, sprinkler and wading pool for more excitement. Treasure-seekers will be delighted to find buried booty of all kinds: marbles, glass stones, shells and miniature plastic animals are some you might try.

Clean-up Time You will save your sanity (and the mud pit) if you establish clean-up rules in advance. For instance, you may want your kids to use specific clothing for mud play. Try placing a large dishpan of water and an old towel near the door, and ask them to rinse and dry their hands and feet before

coming in. Showers are often still necessary, but pre-rinsing is a must.

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SUMMER PLANNER

Utah Children’s Theatre (279)

Wasatch Speech & Language (282)

3605 S. State St. in SLC 801.532.6000 uctheatre.org

2120 E. 3900 South #200 in SLC 801.308.0400 wasatchspeechandlanguage.com

Build confidence, make friends and perform. Each camp is based on a unique theme, with a final day recital under the lights on our stage. Kids ages 4-18 learn vocal control, body control, team building, confidence, rehearsing, memorization and much more.

A full-service clinic for the evaluation and treatment of childhood communication disorders. The intensive summer stuttering therapy program allows children and parents to learn more about their stuttering and learn management techniques all in the spirit of fun social activities and outings.

Utah Chinese Language Camp (318)

Wheeler Farm (322)

3605 S. State St. in SLC 801.759.9053 chinesehelp.org

6351 S. 900 East in Murray 801.264.2241 wheelerfarm.com

Utah Chinese Language school is a support center for Mandarin Chinese tutoring language learners through tutoring, classes, and & summer school cultural activities. Summer instruction offered for beginners and those in dual-immersion prowww.chinesehelp.org grams wanting to keep learning fresh.

Boys and girls, ages 6-10 years-old, enjoy turn of the century farm life & outdoor adventure. Activities include: milking cows, farm chores, horseback riding, feeding animals, gardening, historic house tours, hiking, art wagon rides and more. Half and full day.

Utah Tennis Assoc. (320)

The Winner School (283)

2469 East Ft. Union Blvd, #104 801.944.8782 utahtennis.com

6120 S. 2075 East in Sandy 801.278.2500 thewinnerschool.com

The Utah Tennis Association provides instruction and a competition structure to players young and old from beginner to advanced. The Ten and Under program makes learning the game of tennis easy and fun.

Each week, campers ages 2-13 interact with each other in our amazing facility. They create art, build, enjoy music, experiment in science, plant their own garden, do fitness activities, cook various foods, have fun with drama, dance and karate technique, and explore the outdoors.

Wasatch Community Gardens (280)

YMCA Community Family Ctr (284)

2 Salt Lake garden locations 801.359.2658 wasatchgardens.com

4223 Atherton Dr. in Taylorsville 801.839.3388 ymcautah.org/cfc

Our Youth Programs serve more than 1,600 urban youth, ages 3-18, each year. City Roots Youth Gardening Classes, City Sprouts Summer Camps, Growing Greens Field Trips, and the Junior Farmers program all take place at the Fairpark Garden and the Grateful Tomato Garden.

Wasatch Kids Camp (281) 4771 Box Elder St. in Murray 801.263.2267 wasatchkidscamps.com

At the Y’s 10-week program, ages 4-15 can look forward to exciting weekly themes (theater, dance, nature, science, health & fitness and more), daily field trips, summer math and reading, plenty of experiential learning, and a whole lot of fun!

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Engaging boys and girls ages 7-17 Each day kids ages 5-13 go on in wilderness adventure, environmental stewardship and field trips to explore our beautiful leadership. Activities include horseback riding, valley. Days are filled • Daily Field Trips throughout the valley mountain biking, fishing, archery, arts and crafts, with swimming, arts and crafts, sports, tours, Mention this ad • Three age groups for and kidsso5-13 much more! Specialty camps available for performances, hikes in canyons, and just soaking and get $25 off • Register for 1-11 weeks ofthose the looking summer for a new summer activity. up the sun.

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Summer

Camp & Education

Festival

Saturday, April 13th from noon-7 p.m. at the South Towne Center Mall JOIN US FOR A DAY PACKED WITH FAMILY FUN WHILE PLANNING THE SUMMER AND SCHOOL YEAR AHEAD!

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Performance Schedule 1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30 - Taylorsville SLCC Symphony Orchestra Listen to fun and familiar music played by people who truly love what they do. 2:00 - Children’s Sewing School Enjoy a fashion show of clothing items made by kids. 3:00 - Mad Science Watch as laboratory science is transformed into fun, interactive learning experiences for kids. 4:00 - Scales and Tails Get up-close and personal with some reptiles in this entertaining, educational and interactive show. 5:00 - SLC Ballet Ballerinas, ballet shoes and tutus will spin and twirl in this entertaining ballet performance.

Booth number / Vendor 1 Mad Science of Greater Salt Lake 2 Dancing Moose Montessori School 3 School of Rock 4 Wasatch Kids Camps 5 Monkey Mountain 6 Mathnasium 7 The Winner School 8 Huntington Learning Center of Draper 9 SLC Ballet 10 Rowland Hall SummerWorks 11 Discovery Bay Daycare 12 Itineris Early College High School 13 SwimKids 14 Youth Education - University of Utah 15 Kostopulos Dream Foundation 16 Wasatch Community Gardens 17 Brain Balance 18 The Children’s Theatre 19 McKee Language Schools 20 The Leonardo 21 The Tutoring Center 22 BrainLinking Inc. 23 Utah Tennis Association 24 Hilltop Christian School 25 The Children’s Sewing School 26 Utah Educational Savings Plan 27 Child Time Inc 29 Summer Fit 30 Invent Now 31 J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School 32 Camp Snowbird 33 YMCA of Northern Utah 34 SIP Academy USA LLC 35 Girl Scouts of Utah 36 NBC Camps 37 Scales & Tails Utah 38 buttons n bows preschool and kindergarten 39 Tanner Dance 40 Imagination Place 41 Wasatch Speech and Language 53 Black Diamond Sports Center 54 Bobby Lawrence Karate 55 Utah Olympic Oval 56 Wheeler Farm 57 DrumBus 58 Taylorsville Arts Council

Workshop Schedule Kids experience some summer camp options in these fun, hands-on workshops throughout the entire festival *Parents: Do not leave kids in the workshop area if they are 7 or younger. In fact, stay to watch kids of any age to see what they’re doing and to help choose a summer camp that best suits their interests. 12:00 - SummerFit Join Coach James Cordova for a Body + Brain workout where you will get moving and have fun. 12:30 - Dancing Moose Montessori School Dance around the world and learn about different cultures including music, movement and dress. 1:00 - Bobby Lawrence Karate Learn some great life skills in this workshop filled with fun, basic martial arts moves. 1:30 - Utah Olympic Oval Stretch and warm up with 3 Oval mascots then play a game of Cornhole. 2:00 - Imagination Place Discover the power of creativity, explore performing and visual arts, and more.

2:30 - SwimKids Zumbatomic, an exciting Zumba class just for kids. 3:00 - SLC Ballet An introduction to basic ballet and creative movement. 3:00 - U of U Youth Education Build a structure using marshmallows and toothpicks then administer stress tests. 3:30 - Imagination Place Parent and child explore music and movement together in this Music Together class. Parent must participate. 4:00 - SwimKids Stretch and exercise through music and movement in a class made just for kids.

4:00 - Invent Now Explore and investigate the law of neutral buoyancy using plastic egg submarines.

5:30 - Children’s Theatre Be on stage in this fun and engaging acting workshop.

4:30 - YMCA of Northern Utah Get the wiggles out at this mini-boot camp for kids.

Ongoing workshops outside (weather permitting)

4:30 - Camp Snowbird Dabble in science, arts and crafts and a team building activity. 5:00 SwimKids Stretch in this yoga class just for kids.

1-4 - Utah Tennis Association Learn to serve a tennis ball. 1-6 - DrumBus Make as much noise as you want in this guided drumming session. New session every 20 mins.

5:00 Girl Scouts of utah Learn the basics of a compass, how to take a bearing, then practice on a course.

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No-Bored-Kids Check both the calendar day and the ongoing weekly events section 1 Monday Little Naturalists: Learn about and explore the natural world with a naturethemed book, activity and craft. Ages 3-5. Reservations appreciated: 435-252-3576 or sally.upton@usu.edu. $2/family. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 10-11 a.m. Ready, Set, Move: Move to the beat in this program full of music and movement for ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:30-11 a.m. Amazing Adam: Be entertained with fun music, audience participation and a mix of illusions, juggling, clowning and ventriloquism. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Also at Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 7-8 p.m. LEGO League: Bring your mad LEGO skills and create your own masterpiece using our LEGOS. Ages 3-12. Kids 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult over age 18. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Family Night Storytime: Enjoy stories, games, songs, crafts and other related activities. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 6-7 p.m. Family Craft Night: Crafty fun for families. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Zoo Mania: Learn about amazing animals from around the world. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m. Flat Stanley Goes To The Farm: Flat Stanley visits the farm and meets all the animals in this fun storytime with stories, songs and a splendid craft. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8:30 p.m. Romeo And Juliet: Free admission. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, 7 p.m.

2 Tuesday Romeo And Juliet: Free admission. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, 10 a.m. Super Bunny Puppet Show: Super Bunny is a super hero and he rescues the town just in time. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 2-2:45 p.m. Phun With Physics: A duo of geniuses from the University of Utah’s Department of Physics and Astronomy makes physics more fun with hands-on demonstrations using everyday things. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4-5 p.m. Library Explorers: Explore a new topic each month through books and fun handson activities. Ages 5-7. Bingham Creek 48 utahfamily.com APRIL 2013

Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 4:15-5 p.m. Mark Pett Book Signing: Salt Lake City author and illustrator will sign his new book The Boy and the Airplane, a story about a boy, his airplane and kindness. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 6:30 p.m. Pokemon/Bakugan Club: Play Pokemon, Bakugan, LEGOs, whatever. Bring your own game pieces. 8 yrs. and older, please. Under 12 yrs. old must be with a caring adult. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch 5 Broken Cameras, not rated. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m. Night Time Storytime: Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m. LEGO Crew: Have fun with the library’s collection of LEGO bricks and books. Grades 1-6. Registration required. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. U Of U Percussion Ensemble: This two-time national champion percussion ensemble under the direction of Doug Wolf, will perform a wide variety of music from classical to jazz. Must be 8 or older to attend. Tickets $7. Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 Presidents Cir., 7:30 p.m.

3 Wednesday Zoo Mania: Learn about amazing animals

from around the world. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Yarn Club: Fun for all experience levels and ages. Bring your own supplies. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4-5:30 p.m. Magic Tree House Live With Jack And Annie: A performance by brothersister duo Jack and Annie, audience participation, and original songs followed by a meet-and-greet book stamping. Info at www.kingsenglish.com. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 4 p.m. Peter Rabbit Tea: Join Peter Rabbit for afternoon tea and treats followed by stories and entertaining activities. Ages 5 and up. Space is limited so register early by calling 435-615-5600 or stop by the info desk. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 4:15-5:30 p.m. Game Night At Weller Book Works: There is a different game every week. Call 801-328-2586 to find out what game they’re playing as not all games are appropriate for the littlest ones. Weller Book Works, 665 E. 600 South, 6 p.m. Highlights Of The Collection: The tour of the best of the museum lasts about 30 min.. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 6:30 p.m. Pajama Storytime: Stories, songs and fun (with or without your jammies). Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-7:40 p.m.

4 Thursday Preschool Discovery Days: Preschool programs are designed for kids ages

3-5. $5/child-adult pair, $4/members. Registration required by calling 801-6217595. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Amazing Adam: Be entertained with fun music, audience participation and a mix of illusions, juggling, clowning and ventriloquism. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 2-3 p.m. Ice Age: Learn about the amazing animals that lived here in Utah during the ice age. Fossils, skulls, full skeletons and mummified remains of these great animals will be brought and presented. Elementary age children. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. Jennifer Adams Book Signing: A funfilled evening with the latest in baby lit. including Jennifer Adams’ new board books Moby-Dick, Sense and Sensibility and Wuthering Heights. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 6-8 p.m.

5 Friday Preschool Discovery Days: Preschool programs are designed for kids ages 3-5. $5/child-adult pair, $4/members. Registration required by calling 801-6217595. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 pm. Movie Matinee: Enjoy a family friendly movie. Watch Wreck It Ralph, rated PG. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Scientist In The Spotlight: What is it really like to be a scientist? Meet local researchers and explore current science through hands-on activities and


demonstration. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m.

PG. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 2-4 p.m.

Kids Gaming: Kids under 12 can come play Wii. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 4-5 p.m.

Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with Utah’s animals. An introduction to Utah’s animals is also a perfect introduction to the biological and ecological concepts they represent. Included in admission. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-3 p.m.

Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at www.slas.us/calendar. asp. Dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138.

6 Saturday Garden Adventures: Saturday kids’ classes that focus on a different garden topic and generally include a hands-on craft, demonstration or project for children to complete and take home. Ages 4-12 with one caregiver. No infants, please. $7/ non-members, $5/members. Registration required by calling 801-581-8454. This week, For the Birds.” Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 1011:30 a.m. Rockin’ Birding: Join park staff in the visitor center for a discussion and field excursion on finding and identifying these feathered friends. Park entrance fees apply. Info by calling 801-721-9569. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 10 a.m.-noon. READ Dogs: Read to therapy dogs. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Family Storytime En Española: Stories and fun for the whole family, presented in Spanish. Historias y diversion para toda la familia, presentado en Española. DayRiverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m.-noon. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch A Monster in Paris, not rated but recommended for ages 8 and up. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 11 a.m. Kipper Brothers Puppets: Enjoy a fun puppet show and learn to be a puppeteer. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 11 a.m. Flat Stanley Goes To The Farm: Flat Stanley visits the farm and meets all the animals in this fun storytime with stories, songs and a splendid craft. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 11 a.m.noon. Dog Day Afternoons: Children practice reading with therapy animals in a positive, non-threatening, fun environment. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 1-2:30 p.m. Also at Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 1-2:30 p.m. Movie Matinee: Enjoy a family friendly movie. Watch Rise of the Guardians, rated

Aladdin: A magical carpet ride full of romance, comedy and adventure performed by Ballet West II dancers. Bring the family. Info at www.balletwest.org. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 2 p.m. Books 2 Movies: A series in partnership with the Park City Film Series. Watch Ramona and Beezus, rated G. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 3-4:30 p.m. Anderson-Foothill Chess Club: Do you want to learn how to play chess? Do you already play and wish you had more people to play with? All ages. AndersonFoothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 4-5 p.m. Daredevil Dummy Downhill: Watch Snowbird employees send their Dummy Downhill sleds down the mountain and over a huge jump. Great crashes, jumps and entertaining sled themes. Snowbasin Resort, 3925 E. Snowbasin Rd., 5:15-8 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at www.slas.us/calendar. asp. Dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138.

7 Sunday Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Schindler’s List, rated R. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 6 p.m.

8 Monday Ready, Set, Move: Move to the beat in this program full of music and movement for ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:30-11 a.m. Home-School Club: This club is for kids ages 5-12 who are being home-schooled. Call 801-264-2587 to register. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 1-2 p.m. Tales With Tau: Kids ages 5-9 may read with Abbey Lynn, a therapy dog. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-5 p.m. Junior High Book Club: Book club for grades 7-9. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m.

Family Movie Night: Free. Watch Madagascar 3, rated PG. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 6-8 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Watch WALL-E, rated G. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Family Game Night: Challenge your family to a game. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Also at Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. Amazing Adam: Be entertained with fun music, audience participation and a mix of illusions, juggling, clowning and ventriloquism. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m. Kipper Brothers Puppets: Enjoy a fun puppet show and learn to be a puppeteer. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-8 p.m. Synkofa, Jazz At The Library: The three-piece band plays roots music with a gypsy flair, carrying listeners to the misty Irish Highlands, the hot jazz clubs of 1950s Paris, the stone cathedrals of the Renaissance, the porch steps of Appalachia and beyond. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 7-8 p.m. Aladdin: A magical carpet ride full of romance, comedy and adventure performed by Ballet West II dancers. Bring the family. Info at www.balletwest.org. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7 p.m.

9 Tuesday No Girls Allowed: Snakes, snails and underwear tales. Worms, squirms and other fun stuff just for boys ages 7-11. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 4:15-5 p.m. Also at South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8 p.m. Registration required. Great Reads For Girls: Girls ages 7-12 with a caring adult are invited for lively discussions, activities, friendships and fun. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 7-8 p.m. Science Movie Night: Free movie screenings followed by lively discussion with science experts. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7-9 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Encounters at the End of the World, rated G. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m. El Dia De Los Ninos: Celebrate with music, stories and activities for children and their caregivers in Spanish. Celebrar con musica, cuentos, y actividades para los ninos y sus padres o encargados, en Española. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m. Aladdin: A magical carpet ride full of romance, comedy and adventure

performed by Ballet West II dancers. Bring the family. Info at www.balletwest.org. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7 p.m. The Little Mermaid: Presented by The Children’s Ballet Theatre. This classic Hans Christian Anderson story will be beautifully performed by members of CBT. A delightful ballet choreographed especially for children of all ages. Tickets $7 at www.kingsburyhall.utah.edu. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., 7 p.m.

10 Wednesday No Girls Allowed: Snakes, snails and underwear tales. Worms, squirms and other fun stuff just for boys ages 7-11. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 4-5 p.m. Wild Wednesdays For Kids: A wacky and wild after-school activity just for kids aged 6-12. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 4-5 p.m. The Little Mermaid: Presented by The Children’s Ballet Theatre. This classic Hans Christian Anderson story will be beautifully performed by members of CBT. A delightful ballet choreographed especially for children of all ages. Tickets $7 at www.kingsburyhall.utah.edu. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., 7 p.m. Jazz Big Bands: Tickets $7/GA, $3/ student. Under 8 not permitted. Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 Presidents Cir., 7:30 p.m.

11 Thursday Used Book Sale: Buy books at a great price and help fund projects in the Salt Lake City public library system at the same time. There will be over 86,000 books and other items (including CDs, DVDs and more) available for purchase, many in new or nearly new condition. Info at www.slcpl. org. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South. Chickadee Society: Designed for the emergent reader. Includes science-themed stories, hands-on activities, movement activities and gallery exploration. Included in museum admission. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 11 a.m. After School Club: A program for school aged children. Grades K-6. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. No Girls Allowed: Snakes, snails and underwear tales. Worms, squirms and other fun stuff just for boys ages 7-11. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 4-4:45 p.m. LEAP Into Science: The City Library, KUED and the Natural History Museum of Utah bring monthly science-themed workshops to kids ages 5-10. DayRiverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4-5 p.m. Tales With Tau: Read to a therapy animal.

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Grades K-6. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 4-5 p.m. Game On: Play video games, board games, card games and more. Grades K-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. After-School Adventures: Bring all the kids for a fun, educational, quality experience. Classes designed for grades 1-6. Perfect for siblings or friends. Registration $15, $10 for each additional sibling. Snack and materials included. Location and class theme at www. thanksgivingpoint.org. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 4-6 p.m. Amigos Y Libros: Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and more. Vengamos por diversiones en Española y Ingles con cuentos, canciones y mas. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Chasing Ice, rated PG-13. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7 p.m. The Little Mermaid: Presented by The Children’s Ballet Theatre. This classic Hans Christian Anderson story will be beautifully performed by members of CBT. A delightful ballet choreographed especially for children of all ages. Tickets $7 at www.kingsburyhall.utah.edu. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., 7 p.m. The Little Mermaid Jr.: Based on Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. Presented by Sandy Arts Guild Youth Theater. Tickets $9/adults, $6/12 and under at www.sandyarts.com. Mount Jordan Middle School, 9360 S. 300 East, 7 p.m.

12 Friday Earth Day Fair: A free event to encourage environmental stewardship, responsible recreation and awareness of the relationship between climate change and the future of the ski industry in Little Cottonwood Canyon and beyond. Activities include eco-geared ski vendors, green arts and crafts, snowshoe tours, ski with a ranger tour, ski gear recycling drop-off, evening earth day festivities. Info at www. alta.com. All day. Alta Ski Area, Highway 210.

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No Girls Allowed: Snakes, snails and underwear tales. Worms, squirms and other fun stuff just for boys ages 7-11. Registration required. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 3-4 p.m.; Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 4-5 p.m.; Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 4-4:45 p.m. Friday Fun: Fun games, crafts and more. Ages 6-11. This month is Mad Crazy Physics. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday Fun For Kids At The King’s: Enjoy a special storytime for kids ages 3-8. A fun activity and snack are included. Registration and a $5 fee are required, call 801-484-9100. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 4-5 p.m. Dia De Los Ninos, Dia De Los Libros: Celebrate Day of the Children, Day of the Books. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 4 p.m. Bumble Bee Bash: The museum closes to the general public for one night for this special event featuring dancing and acrobatic performers, live music and the best of Discovery Gateway. There will be a silent auction with items that cater to the entire family including toys, family activities, getaways and gourmet food. Proceeds from this event support Discovery Gateway’s educational handson programming and exhibits. $25 single ticket, $115 family with up to 2 adults and 4 children. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 5:30-9 p.m. Jennifer Fosberry Book Signing: Author of Isabella, Star of the Story, will sign her latest children’s book. Barnes and Noble Sugar House, 1104 E. 2100 South, 5:30 p.m. Late Night With Rex: Explore the museum on a guided tour and test your Dino knowledge on a scavenger hunt, see a 3D Mammoth Screen movie with drinks and popcorn, paleo fossil talk and participate in four fun paleontology classes. Must be 8 years or older to stay without an adult. Pre-registration required. $30/person. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 6-10 p.m. The Little Mermaid: Presented by The Children’s Ballet Theatre. This classic Hans Christian Anderson story will be beautifully performed by members of CBT. A delightful ballet choreographed especially for children of all ages. Tickets

$7 at www.kingsburyhall.utah.edu. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., 7 p.m. The Little Mermaid Jr.: Based on Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. Presented by Sandy Arts Guild Youth Theater. Tickets $9/adults, $6/12 and under at www.sandyarts.com. Mount Jordan Middle School, 9360 S. 300 East, 7 p.m.

13 Saturday Bird Tour: Celebrate the coming of spring as you look for and learn about some of the many birds living here. Dress to spend time outside. Entrance fees apply. Info at 801-721-9569. Look for owls, falcons and other birds of prey. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 9 a.m. National Geographic Little Explorers Club: Kids ages 3 and up will learn about different animals though activities, songs and more. Reservations required by calling 801-355-5776. Pottery Barn Kids, 602 E. 500 South, 10 a.m. Special Needs Sensory Storytime: A unique storytime for children with special needs. These storytimes will be geared to autistic children but any child of any age is welcome. The attendance of a participating adult is required. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ring Around The Rose: Repertory Dance Theatre’s wiggle-friendly series of performances for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. $5/ages 3 and up, 2 and under, free. This month, Rippletales. Jump into the world of your imagination with this creative duo as they weave a tale with music, storytelling and help from you. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 11 a.m. Zoo Mania: Learn about amazing animals from around the world. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 11 a.m.-noon. Culture Crafts: Kids ages 6-12 are invited to learn about a country, its culture, facts, fables, and folklore, and make a fun craft. Registration required by calling 801-5948623. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 11 a.m.-noon. Amazing Adam: Be entertained with fun music, audience participation and a mix of illusions, juggling, clowning and ventriloquism. Herriman Library, 5380 W.

Herriman Main St., 11 a.m.-noon. Summer Camp And Education Festival: Meet with directors of 60 different summer camp programs and area schools to help you plan your summer and the school year ahead. There will be performances and workshops all day making for some great family fun. FREE! Info at www.utahfamily. com. South Towne Center Mall, 10450 S. State St., noon-7 p.m. Movie Matinee: Enjoy a family friendly movie. Watch Hop, rated PG. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 2-4 p.m. Second Saturday Crafts: Craft-time fun. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2-3 p.m. Bug Brigade: Millipedes, cockroaches and tarantulas might seem creepy, but spend some time with these creatures and you’ll see just how incredible they are. Learn all about bugs’ anatomy, behavior and impact on the environment. All ages. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m. Family Art Saturday: Children of all ages and their adult companions explore exhibitions and participate together in collaborative hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Free. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, 2-4 p.m. Book Signing: Lia Collings, Rosalyn-Eves and Elise Hahl will sign their just released book, Choosing Motherhood, Stories of Successful Women Who Put Family First, which profiles women who made sense of their roles as mothers and recognized the importance of their work as inspiring mentors for other women who choose to make their chief job title “mother”. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 2 p.m. The Little Mermaid Jr.: Based on Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. Presented by Sandy Arts Guild Youth Theater. Tickets $9/adults, $6/12 and under at www.sandyarts.com. Mount Jordan Middle School, 9360 S. 300 East, 2 p.m. Star Party: Clark Planetarium staff will host a star party. Dimple Dell Recreation Center, 10670 S. 1000 East, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

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No-Bored-Kids explore the natural world with a naturethemed book, activity and craft. Ages 3-5. Reservations appreciated: 435-252-3576 or sally.upton@usu.edu. $2/family. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 10-11 a.m. Phun With Physics: Energetic and interactive live physics demonstrations will reveal science at work to both kids and adults. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 1:30 p.m. Spring Make And Take Craft: Make a delightful craft to celebrate spring. Ages 2-11. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 3-8 p.m. Reading Rocks: Book club for boys and girls grades 4-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. YouthCity Crafts: Make fun crafts with friends from YouthCity’s Ottinger Hall. Elementary age. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 4:30-5:30 p.m. No Girls Allowed: Snakes, snails and underwear tales. Worms, squirms and other fun stuff just for boys ages 7-11. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 6-7 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Watch Frankenweenie, rated PG. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-8:30 p.m. Family Movie Night: Bring your camping chair or pillow and blankets and enjoy a classic movie for free with your family. Northwest Recreation and Community Center, 1300 W. 300 North, 6 p.m. Fun Flicks: It’s movie night. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. Family Art Night: A free, fun and educational evening for family members of all ages to experience art. Tour the gallery, talk to artists about current exhibits and do a hands-on art activity you can take home. Light refreshments will be served. Bountiful Davis Arts Center, 745 S. Main St., 7-8:30 p.m. Simple Origami: Fold your way through some simple origami. For the whole family. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m.

16 Tuesday Millcreek Chess Club: Chess for all ages. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 3-5 p.m. Reading Rocks: Book club for boys and girls grades 4-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. No Girls Allowed: Snakes, snails and underwear tales. Worms, squirms and other fun stuff just for boys ages 7-11. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4:30-5:30 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 7-8 p.m. Also at South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: 52 utahfamily.com APRIL 2013

The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch The Law in These Parts, not rated. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m. The Magical Firebird: Part of Utah Symphony’s Lollipops series. Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic will take apart and reconstruct this dynamic piece based on Russian folk tales about a magical firebird. Tickets at www. utahsymphony.org. Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, 7 p.m.

17 Wednesday Kidz Club: A different focus each time. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4-5 p.m.

7-8 p.m. Murray Dance Company In Concert: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. Tickets $5/GA. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7 p.m.

19 Friday Mad Science For Kids: Elementary age kids learn through fun, hands-on science experiments. Call for event time. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South. Utah State Dance Championships & Springfest: Watch dance groups from all over the state perform in this dance competition. Free. Info at www. americaonstage.org. This weekend is the clogging competition. Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 West,

Beehive Books Ice Cream Party: For children who have read and voted for 15 Beehive books. Enjoy ice cream, popcorn, a movie and enter a drawing for free gifts. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m.

Flat Stanley Goes To The Farm: Flat Stanley visits the farm and meets all the animals in this fun storytime with stories, songs and a splendid craft. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Also at Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 4-4:45 p.m.

Game Night At Weller Book Works: There is a different game every week. Call 801-328-2586 to find out what game they’re playing as not all games are appropriate for the littlest ones. Weller Book Works, 665 E. 600 South, 6 p.m.

Scientist In The Spotlight: What is it really like to be a scientist? Meet local researchers and explore current science through hands-on activities and demonstration. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m.

Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-8 p.m. Also at Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-8 p.m.

No Girls Allowed: Snakes, snails and underwear tales. Worms, squirms and other fun stuff just for boys ages 7-11. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 4-5 p.m.

18 Thursday Kids Club: A great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, interactive setting. The South Towne Center teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Details at www. mallkidsclub.com/southtownecenter. South Towne Center Mall, 10450 S. State St., 10-11 a.m. No Girls Allowed: Snakes, snails and underwear tales. Worms, squirms and other fun stuff just for boys ages 7-11. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-5 p.m. Kids Create: Create and construct beyond your wildest imagination. Grades K-6. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Terrific Thursday: You may not know this, but Thursdays are terrific! For ages 6-10. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 4:15-5 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-8 p.m.; Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m.; Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m.; Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 7-8 p.m.; West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South,

Murray Dance Company In Concert: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. Tickets $5/GA. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7 p.m. The Pirates Of Penzance: A comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The story concerns Frederic, who is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. Tickets $9 at www.uctheatre.org. The Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State St., 7 p.m. Richard Epperson: Acoustic guitar and vocal. Free concert. Midvale Performing Arts Center, 695 W. Center, 7:30 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at www.slas.us/calendar.asp. Dusk to 11 p.m. Harmon’s Midvale, 7755 S. 700 East.

from all over the state perform in this dance competition. Free. Info at www. americaonstage.org. This weekend is the clogging competition. Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 West. Garden Adventures: Saturday kids’ classes that focus on a different garden topic and generally include a hands-on craft, demonstration or project for children to complete and take home. Ages 4-12 with one caregiver. No infants, please. $7/ non-members, $5/members. Registration required by calling 801-581-8454. This week, From Bulb to Bloom. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 10-11:30 a.m. Earth Day At The Aquarium: Celebrate Earth Day with fun activities throughout the day. Regular admission fee applies. Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Lamb And Wool Festival: Wool sheering, storytelling, wool crafts and activities, entertainment, pony and wagon rides, food, and more. $7/adults, $5/child. Free for members and children under 3. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Special Needs Sensory Storytime: A unique storytime for children with special needs. These storytimes will be geared to autistic children but any child of any age is welcome. The attendance of a participating adult is required. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Read To The Dogs: Read to a gentle and well-trained intermountain therapy animals R.E.A.D. dog. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Read With A Dog: Readers of all ages can schedule a private 15 mins. with Belle. Sponsored by Intermountain Therapy Animals. Space limited. Call 801-2642587. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. READ Dogs: Read to therapy dogs. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 11 a.m.-noon. Festival Of Colors: The India Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. $3/admission, kids free, with $2 color bags available. Krishna Temple Salt Lake City, 965 E. 3370 South, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Hands-On Learning With LeapFrog: Children learn while playing various games with LeapFrog. Barnes and Noble West Jordan, 7157 Plaza Center Dr., 11 a.m.

20 Saturday

Third Saturdays: Free activities for families. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1-4 p.m.

Earth Day Celebration: Come in for a free packet of seeds for the kids to plant at home (while supplies last) and fun activities. Pottery Barn Kids, 602 E. 500 South.

Read With A Cat: Children have the opportunity to practice reading with a fuzzy friend in a positive, non-threatening environment. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 1-3 p.m.

Utah State Dance Championships & Springfest: Watch dance groups

Movie Matinee: Enjoy a family friendly movie. Watch Here Comes the Boom,


rated PG. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 2-4 p.m. Movie Matinee: Enjoy a family friendly movie. Watch Brave, rated PG. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 2-4 p.m. Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with Utah’s animals. An introduction to Utah’s animals is also a perfect introduction to the biological and ecological concepts they represent. Included in admission. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-3 p.m. The Pirates Of Penzance: A comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The story concerns Frederic, who is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. Tickets $9 at www.uctheatre.org. The Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State St., 3 and 7 p.m. Anderson-Foothill Chess Club: Do you want to learn how to play chess? Do you already play and wish you had more people to play with? All ages. AndersonFoothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 4-5 p.m. Murray Concert Band: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. Free. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7:30 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at www.slas.us/calendar. asp. Dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138.

21 Sunday Earth Day Celebration: Come in for a free packet of seeds for the kids to plant at home (while supplies last) and fun activities. Pottery Barn Kids, 602 E. 500 South. Earth Day Celebration: Meet at the visitor center then caravan to the ranch for a presentation about how birds use natural and man-made material for constructing nests. We will also look for birds, nests and other natural park features. Dress to spend time outside. Weather permitting. Park entrance fees apply. Info by calling 801-721-9569. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 9 a.m. Earth Day At The Aquarium: Celebrate Earth Day with fun activities throughout the day. Regular admission fee applies. Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch A Monster in Paris, not rated but recommended for ages 8 and up. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 3 p.m.

22 Monday Earth Day Celebration: Come in for a free packet of seeds for the kids to plant at home (while supplies last) and fun activities. Pottery Barn Kids, 602 E. 500 South. Earth Day At The Aquarium: Celebrate Earth Day with fun activities throughout the day. Regular admission fee applies. Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Family Night At The Library: Familyoriented events that are fun for all ages. Make a cool craft with recycled materials. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m. Zoo Mania: Learn about amazing animals from around the world. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Amazing Adam: Be entertained with fun music, audience participation and a mix of illusions, juggling, clowning and ventriloquism. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 7-8 p.m.

you shake your tail feathers. Make a cute chicken craft after the puppet show presented by the Kipper Brothers. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m.

24 Wednesday No Girls Allowed: An hour of non-stop, gut-wrenching laughter and fun for boys ages 7-12. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 4-5 p.m. Children’s Book Club, Grade 3-4: Lead by certified teachers. Registration is $40. Book purchase not required. Sign up at the front desk or call 801-484-9100. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 4:30 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 7-8:30 p.m. Also at Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 7-8 p.m.

Day Of The Children, Day Of The Books: Enjoy a fun evening of Peruvian stories and activities for children. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m.

Spring Film Festival: The UMFA and Utah Film Center present three films from Native American filmmakers, whose work represents an evolution of the Native American storytelling tradition. Watch Grab, rating unknown. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 7-9 p.m.

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25 Thursday

Drop-In Craft: Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 2-7 p.m. Discovery Hour: Enjoy fun activities and crafts. Ages 6-8. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-5 p.m. Children’s Book Club, Grade 1-2: Lead by certified teachers. Registration is $40. Book purchase not required. Sign up at the front desk or call 801-484-9100. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 4:30 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: This mother/ daughter (or other caring adult) book club is for girls ages 7-9. Enjoy lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Also at West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Girls ages 7-12 with a caring adult are invited for lively discussions, activities, friendships and fun. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8:15 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Art Recession, not rated. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m. Funky Chicken Puppet Show And Craft: The funky chicken is here to help

Chickadee Society: Designed for the emergent reader. Includes science-themed stories, hands-on activities, movement activities and gallery exploration. Included in museum admission. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 11 a.m. Kids’ Afternoon At The Movies: Kids can enjoy a movie on the big screen. Treats will be provided. Feel free to bring a pillow and a blanket. Watch Rise of the Guardians, rated PG Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 4-6 p.m. Tales With Tau: Read to a therapy animal. Grades K-6. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 4-5 p.m. Beehive Book Club: Come for a short storytime each month with Utah’s Beehive Book nominees and vote for your favorites. Those who attend five club storytimes are eligible for the end-of-year party in May. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 4-4:30 p.m. After-School Adventures: Bring all the kids for a fun, educational, quality experience. Classes designed for grades 1-6. Perfect for siblings or friends. Registration $15, $10 for each additional sibling. Snack and materials included. Location and class theme at www. thanksgivingpoint.org. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 4-6 p.m. Children’s Book Club, Grade 5-6: Lead by certified teachers. Registration is $40. Book purchase not required. Sign up at the front desk or call 801-484-9100. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 4:30 p.m.

American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 7 p.m. The Witch Who Wasn’t: Puppet show. Poor Isabel is a witch who can’t “spell!” Her first “Spelling Bee” is just around the corner and she just can’t conjure anything scary. Join Isabel as she solves her problem and learns to just be herself. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 7-7:30 p.m. Diary Of A Worm, A Spider And A Fly: This musical adaptation of the bestselling books by Doreen Cronin invites you to take a look at the world from a bug’s perspective. Produced and performed by Youth Theatre at the U. Tickets $10/adults, $5/18 and under at www.kingsburyhall. utah.edu. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., 7 p.m. The Tempest: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. Tickets $3/GA. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7 p.m.

26 Friday Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Drop off your stuffed animal, doll or other toy at the library for a fun sleepover just for them. Come back the next morning to pick up your furry friend and see proof of all the fun they had. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East. Utah State Dance Championships & Springfest: Watch dance groups from all over the state perform in this dance competition. Free. Info at www. americaonstage.org. The weekend is the dance competition. Taylorsville High School, 5225 S. Redwood Rd. Arbor Day: Celebrate Arbor Day at Red Butte Garden. Enjoy a day of activities and interactive exploration stations throughout the garden. All participants will leave with a tree to take home. Free admission this day only. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dia De Los Ninos, Dia De Los Libros: A bilingual storytime to celebrate day of the children, day of the books. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 11 a.m.-noon. Kipper Brothers Puppets: Enjoy a fun puppet show and learn to be a puppeteer. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 3:304:30 p.m. No Girls Allowed: An hour of non-stop, gut-wrenching laughter and fun for boys ages 7-12. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 4-5 p.m. Family Storytime: Stories to bring the whole family together. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 4 p.m. American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State St., 4 p.m. Diary Of A Worm, A Spider And A Fly: APRIL 2013 utahfamily.com 53


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No-Bored-Kids This musical adaptation of the bestselling books by Doreen Cronin invites you to take a look at the world from a bug’s perspective. Produced and performed by Youth Theatre at the U. Tickets $10/adults, $5/18 and under at www.kingsburyhall. utah.edu. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., 7 p.m. The Pirates Of Penzance: A comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The story concerns Frederic, who is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. Tickets $9 at www.uctheatre.org. The Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State St., 7 p.m. The Tempest: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. Tickets $3/GA. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7 p.m.

27 Saturday Earth Day Celebration At Swaner Ecocenter: There will be activities including scavenger hunts on the Swaner trails, information tables and indoor activities. Free and open to all ages. Time of event at www.swanerecocenter.org. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr. Utah State Dance Championships & Springfest: Watch dance groups from all over the state perform in this dance competition. Free. Info at www. americaonstage.org. This weekend is the dance competition. Taylorsville High School, 5225 S. Redwood Rd. Sun Party: Explore the closest star with special telescopes that allow for safe viewing of the sun. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at www. slas.us/calendar.asp. Winchester Park, 6400 S. 1100 West, 9 a.m.-noon. Party For The Planet: Celebrate the earth with animal enrichment, presentations and informative booths. Regular zoo admission applies. Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Scieszka Fiesta: Dia de los Ninos, a celebration of reading where families can meet bestselling author Jon Scieszka and experience the fun of his books through hands-on activities. There will be crafts, music and storytelling to encourage children’s literacy. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Boy Scout Environmental Science Merit Badge: Join the Park Naturalist to learn all about the local environment, wildlife, pollution prevention and much more. This hands-on workshop is designed to cover all requirements for this merit badge. Wasatch Mountain State Park, 750 Homestead Dr., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sensory School Age Fun: Special needs program for older children and teens. Siblings welcome. Parental attendance required. Ages 6-18. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Roots Of American Music: A highly 54 utahfamily.com APRIL 2013

interactive virtual romp across the world to experience the music, countries and instruments that have influenced music in America today. Children play instruments, dance and sing. For children up to 6th grade and families. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 11 a.m.-noon. Diary Of A Worm, A Spider And A Fly: This musical adaptation of the bestselling books by Doreen Cronin invites you to take a look at the world from a bug’s perspective. Produced and performed by Youth Theatre at the U. Tickets $10/adults, $5/18 and under at www.kingsburyhall. utah.edu. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tulip Princess Pageant: Be a princess at the Tulip Festival Tulip Princess Pageant. Girls ages 1-11 are welcome to participate. Admission into the Tulip Festival is required to participate. Info at www. thanksgivingpoint.org. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bug Brigade: Millipedes, cockroaches and tarantulas might seem creepy, but spend some time with these creatures and you’ll see just how incredible they are. Learn all about bugs’ anatomy, behavior and impact on the environment. All ages. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m. Kipper Brothers Puppets: Enjoy a fun puppet show and learn to be a puppeteer. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 2-4 p.m. Spring Cleaning Event: Help clean books and shelves and tidy up the library. A volunteer event for the whole family. Call 801-264-2580 for info. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 2-4 p.m. The Pirates Of Penzance: A comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The story concerns Frederic, who is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. Tickets $9 at www.uctheatre.org. The Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State St., 3 and 7 p.m. Youth Dance: A dance for youth with intellectual or physical disabilities. Bring your child and dance, play some games and sing your favorites songs with some karaoke. Parents or guardians are required to stay onsite during the hours of the dance. Tickets $5 at the door. Ages 5-11 at 5-6:30 p.m., 12-17 at 7-8:30 p.m. Info by calling 385-468-1515. Copperview Recreation Center, 8446 S. Harrison St., 5 p.m. Gifted Music School Annual Benefit Concert: Tickets $25/adult, $5/students and children. Call 801-930-0310 or www.gms.org. Featured guest artist, Bill McGlaughlin. Vieve Gore Concert Hall, 1840 S. 1300 East, 6:30-8 p.m. The Tempest: Part of the Murray Community Art Pass. Tickets $3/GA. Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., 7 p.m.

29 Monday

W. 4100 South, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A Very Small House: A fun puppet show for families about a man who thinks his house is too small. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m.

Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest crowd. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 11 a.m. Also at Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m.

Read The Book, Watch The Movie: Watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, rated G. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m.

Music In Motion: Have fun with nursery rhymes. Ages 18 mos.-3 yrs. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m. and noon.

30 Tuesday

Baby & Me: This storytime is for infants up to 18 mos. of age, with one caring adult per child. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 3:30 p.m.

A Very Small House: A fun puppet show for families about a man who thinks his house is too small. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. After-School Adventures: Bring all the kids for a fun, educational, quality experience. Classes designed for grades 1-6. Perfect for siblings or friends. Registration $15, $10 for each additional sibling. Snack and materials included. Location and class theme at www. thanksgivingpoint.org. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 4-6 p.m. Terrific Tuesday: Enjoy an evening of exciting family fun activities including arts and crafts, guest speakers, movies, games, demonstrations and more. Free. Details at www.galecenter.org. Learn the history of Mother’s Day and take home a craft. Gale Center, 10300 S. Beckstead Ln., 6 p.m. Ready Race LEGOs: Use your imagination to build a car out of LEGOs and then race it down a track. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Rent-ACat, not rated. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m. Kipper Brothers Puppets: Enjoy a fun puppet show and learn to be a puppeteer. Funky Chicken Puppet Show. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 7-8 p.m.

Mondays Tiny Tot Tales: Storytime for toddlers and babies. Participating grown-up must accompany child. Registration required. Ages 3 mos.-3 yrs. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Community Food Co-op Of Utah: The Co-op provides a unique opportunity to place an order for your fresh produce directly from our local food producers. Place one standard bi-monthly order, or as much as you like, as often as you like. No long lines, no grocery store hassle. The package is ready to be picked up at the location you choose, and you usually check out within min. Runs year round. Community Food Co-op of Utah, 1726 S. 700 West, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Family Night On The Farm: Visit the animals, enjoy farm activities, and take home a craft. $5/person, members free. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 5-7 p.m. Family Game Night: Enjoy an evening with your family and friends with board, card and party games. Great for all ages. Fongo Bongo Games, 1751 W. 12600 South, 6-9 p.m. Monday Night Family Night: See and touch some of the coolest reptiles on the planet. Watch an animal feeding at 7 p.m. $5/age 13 and up, $3/seniors 65+ and ages 3-12, free/2 and under. Scales & Tails, 3584 S. 1950 West #13, 6 p.m. Monday Nights At The Library: Bring the whole family for shows, movies, crafts and more. Except Apr. 1. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8 p.m.

Tuesdays Storytime Station: Stories, songs and activities for children ages 2-5 with an adult. Free tickets available 15 min. before starting times. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Toddler Time: Stories, fingerplays, songs and a playtime. Ages 6 mos.-2 1/2 yrs. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Baby And Me Storytime: Rhymes, books, music and fun. Newborn to 2 yrs. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Open to all children. Except Apr. 30. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Book Baby: Books, songs, fingerplays and fun for babies from birth to age 2. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:3011:15 a.m.

Be A Bookworm Storytime: Books, fingerplays, poetry, music and a fun craft. Preschoolers and a participating adult. No registration required. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Marvelous Monday: Books, fingerplays, poetry, music and fun. Kids of all ages and a participating adult. Hunter Library, 4740

Stop In For Stories: Fun stories and


a craft for children 2-7. No registration required. Except Apr. 16-26. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m.

3-6 yrs. with a caregiver. Except Apr. 2. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 1:30-2 p.m.

a craft for children 2-7. No registration required. Except Apr. 16-26. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m.

and their families. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4 p.m.; SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 4 p.m.

Baby, Toddler And Me: Story, songs, fingerplays and a short playtime for your baby up to 2 yrs. Parent or caregiver must accompany children. Except Apr. 2-4. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11 a.m.

Wednesdays

Storytime For Everyone: Stories, songs and fun for all ages. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11 a.m.

Thursdays

Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs, poetry and lots of action. Ages 3 1/2-5, parents must be in the building. Except Apr. 2. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Toddler Storytime: Stories, songs, poetry and lots of action for kids up to age 3 1/2 with a parent. Except Apr. 2. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11 a.m. Storytime Fun: Stories, activities and crafts geared toward preschoolers, but all children are welcome. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 11-11:40 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. AndersonFoothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m. Also at Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m. Pottery Barn Book Club: Weekly storytime for all ages. Members receive an official Book Club Card and will receive a special gift after attending five storytimes. Pottery Barn Kids, 602 E. 500 South, 11-11:30 a.m. Time For Tots: Become a master storyteller and develop your child’s critical thinking skills during this session. Ages 18 mos.-3 yrs. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday Storytime: A fun storytime for children. Barnes and Noble Sugar House, 1104 E. 2100 South, 11 a.m. Tales For Tots: A fun storytime for children typically followed by a craft activity related to the story that guests may take home. Regular admission rates apply, members are free. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Baby And Me Storytime: Rhymes, books, music and fun. Newborn to 2 yrs. Except Apr. 16 and 23. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Wiggle Worms: An interactive program of stories, songs and action rhymes for infants up to 2 1/2 yrs. of age. No registration required. Except Apr. 16-24. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest crowd. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 10 a.m.; Sweet Library, 455 F St., 10 a.m.; SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 11 a.m.; Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 4 p.m. Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m.; Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 11 a.m.; Sweet Library, 455 F St., 11 a.m. Baby & Me: This storytime is for infants up to 18 mos. of age, with one caring adult per child. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 10 a.m. Toddler Time Storytime: Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children ages 1-3. Child must be accompanied by a caring adult willing to participate. Except Apr. 24-25. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:10, 10:50 and 11:30 a.m. Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun for children ages 2-5. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Cuddle Time: Songs, nursery rhymes and fun times in a storytime for babies up to 2 1/2 years with an adult. Learn ways to help your child be ready to read when the time comes. 15-min. storytime followed by 15-min. playtime. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:15 a.m. Toddler Storytime: Wiggles, rhymes and wonderful stories to captivate your toddler. 18 mos.-3 yrs. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Toddler Time: Stories, fingerplays, songs and a playtime. Ages 6 mos.-2 1/2 yrs. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:15-10:45 a.m. A To Z Storytime: A storytime perfect for preschool aged children. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Alphabetters Drop-In Storytime: Designed for preschoolers and pre-readers ages 4-5. Features stories, songs, rhymes, a simple craft or activity and lots of fun. Children must be accompanied by a caring adult willing to participate. Except Apr. 2425. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Also at West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Except Apr. 17 and 24.

Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities. Except Apr. 16 and 23. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 1:151:45 p.m.

Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Open to all children. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Baby, Toddler And Me: Story, songs, fingerplays and a short playtime for your baby up to 2 yrs. Parent or caregiver must accompany children. Except Apr. 2-4. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Drop-In Preschool Storytime: Stories, music, activities and crafts. Ages 3-5. Except Apr. 24. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 10:30-11 a.m. Preschool Power Play: Engage your child’s imagination with the power of play. Enjoy an open play session with other children, fun toys and activities. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime: For children ages 3-6 yrs. with a caregiver. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 11 a.m.-noon. Wonderful Wednesday Storytime: A fun storytime for children. Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 11 a.m. Creative Kids: Children will explore their inner artist through creative work with a variety of materials, including paint, clay, and glue. Ages 2-5. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tales For Tots: A fun storytime for children typically followed by a craft activity related to the story that guests may take home. Regular admission rates apply, members are free. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. Book And Bird: In the visitors center education space hear a special story and come nose-to-beak meeting a feathered friend from the book. Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, 11 a.m. Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Storytime Station: Stories, songs and activities for children ages 2-5 with an adult. Free tickets available 15 min. before starting times. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Wiggle Worms: An interactive program of stories, songs and action rhymes for infants up to 2 1/2 yrs. of age. No registration required. Except Apr. 16-24. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wild Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, learn about a different animal. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., 3:45 p.m.

Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m.; Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m.; SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 4 p.m. Preschool Storytime: For children ages 3-6 yrs. with a caregiver. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 10 a.m.; Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 11 a.m.-noon.; Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Except Apr. 4. Toddler Time Storytime: Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children ages 1-3. Child must be accompanied by a caring adult willing to participate. Except Apr. 24-25. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:10, 10:50 and 11:30 a.m. Wee Ones Rhyme Time: Story, songs and playtime. Up to 24 mos. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10:1510:45 a.m. Tiny Tot Tales: Storytime for toddlers and babies. Participating grown-up must accompany child. Registration required. Ages 3 mos.-3 yrs. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Toddler Storytime: Wiggles, rhymes and wonderful stories to captivate your toddler. 18 mos.-3 yrs. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Toddler Time: Stories, fingerplays, songs and a playtime. Ages 6 mos.-2 1/2 yrs. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Alphabetters Drop-In Storytime: Designed for preschoolers and pre-readers ages 4-5. Features stories, songs, rhymes, a simple craft or activity and lots of fun. Children must be accompanied by a caring adult willing to participate. Except Apr. 2425. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Baby Bookworm: Nursery rhymes, finger plays and fun with books. For babies up to 24 months. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Stop In For Stories: Fun stories and a craft for children 2-7. No registration required. Except Apr. 16-26. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m.

After School Club: A program for school aged children. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 4-5:45 p.m.

Baby, Toddler And Me: Story, songs, fingerplays and a short playtime for your baby up to 2 yrs. Parent or caregiver must accompany children. Except Apr. 2-4. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11 a.m.

Wednesday Crafts: For kids of all ages

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No-Bored-Kids poetry and lots of action. Ages 3 1/2-5, parents must be in the building. Except Apr. 2. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Toddler Storytime: Stories, songs, poetry and lots of action for kids up to age 3 1/2 with a parent. Except Apr. 2. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11 a.m. Toddler Time: Stories, songs and fun for all. Ages 0-3. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Toddler Time: Stories, songs and activities for ages 2-4. Adult must accompany children. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest crowd. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 11 a.m. Toddler Time: For children ages 18 mos. to 3 yrs. with a caregiver. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 11 a.m. Little Scientist: Children are encouraged to ask questions about nature and to seek answers through collecting things, counting and measuring, making observations, and experimenting. Ages 2-5. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Storytime At King’s English: Listen to stories, meet new friends and have fun. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 11 a.m. Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 11-11:30 a.m. Drop-In Storytime: Stories, songs and fun for children ages 2-5. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Toddler Time: Songs, fingerplays and more for ages 18 mos. to 4 yrs. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 11:15-11:45 a.m. A To Z Storytime: A storytime perfect for preschool aged children. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 1:30 p.m. Community Food Co-op Of Utah: The Co-op provides a unique opportunity to place an order for your fresh produce directly from our local food producers. Place one standard bi-monthly order, or as much as you like, as often as you like. No long lines, no grocery store hassle. The package is ready to be picked up at the location you choose, and you usually check out within min. Runs year round. Community Food Co-op of Utah, 1726 S. 700 West, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Library, 577 S. 900 West, 7 p.m. Jammy Time: Evening drop-in story time for kids ages 2-7 and their families. No registration required. Except Apr. 18-25. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 7-7:30 p.m.

Fridays Stop In For Stories: Fun stories and a craft for children 2-7. No registration required. Except Apr. 16-26. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Storytime For Children: Stories, songs and fun activities for children ages 2-5 years old, with a caring adult. No registration required. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 11 a.m. Amazing Me: Children will participate in a variety of health, safety and self-esteem building activities. Ages 3-7. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Storytime At King’s English: Listen to stories, meet new friends and have fun. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 11 a.m. Starring Gracie The Read Dog: Kids of all ages read to Gracie. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 11 a.m.-noon. Friday Storytime: Stories, music, games and more. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State St., 1 p.m. Friday Afternoon Movies: Enjoy a different children’s film each Friday. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 3 p.m. Studio 444: Little ones, older children and parents create masterpieces of art together using a wide variety of media in this half-hour workshop. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 4 p.m.

Saturdays Saturday Storytime: Fun weekly stories and activities. Barnes and Noble West Jordan, 7157 Plaza Center Dr., 11 a.m.; Barnes and Noble Ft. Union, 7119 S. 1300 East, 11 a.m.; Barnes and Noble Sugar House, 1104 E. 2100 South, 11 a.m. Studio 444: Little ones, older children and parents create masterpieces of art together using a wide variety of media in this half-hour workshop. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Herriman Chess Club: All ages and abilities welcome. Children under 12 need to be with an adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-6 p.m.

Free Crafts For Kids: Children can make fun and free crafts. Every week a different theme. Visit Lakeshorelearning.com for additional info. Lakeshore Learning, 5480 S. 900 East, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Family Bilingual Storytime/Hora Del Cuento Bilingue: Stories, songs and games in Spanish and English. Chapman

Jr. Paleo Lab: Kids can get a taste of what a paleontologist does by casting molds of dinosaur bones and prepping fossils. $2

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for molding and casting, and $4 for fossil prep. Sign up for a lab time at the Museum Admissions Desk or call 801-766-5013. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. Storytime At King’s English: Listen to stories, meet new friends and have fun. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 11 a.m. Highlights Of The Collection: The tour of the best of the museum lasts about 30 min. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1:30 p.m. CSI Workshop: Become a CSI discovery agent. In this half-hour workshop, agents uncover the mysteries of the world by finding evidence, conducting experiments, and drawing conclusions. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Sundays Community Food Co-op Of Utah: The Co-op provides a unique opportunity to place an order for your fresh produce directly from our local food producers. Place one standard bi-monthly order, or as much as you like, as often as you like. No long lines, no grocery store hassle. The package is ready to be picked up at the location you choose, and you usually check out within min. Runs year round. Community Food Co-op of Utah, 1726 S. 700 West, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Highlights Of The Collection: The tour of the best of the museum lasts about 30 min. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1:30 p.m. Weekend Wiggletime: Action-packed, movement-oriented stories. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 3 p.m.

Other Ongoing Amazon Adventure: A delightful, intimate experience with some of the Amazon Basin’s most adventurous and engaging flyers. $3/person. Limited to 8 people per feeding. Encounter times run approximately 15 min. See www. tracyaviary.org for schedule. Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South. Baby Animal Season: Pet a lamb, hold a fluffy chick and enjoy other baby animals. The ponies are ready to take boys and girls for a ride and the trains are running. There will be take-home crafts, fun games and many other activities. Regular admission applies. This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Soar with the car that rattles, swims and flies as the whimsical adventures of Caractacus Potts, his darling children and the truly, Truly Scrumptious live on the magical stage. Tickets $18/kids, $28/adults at www.hct. org. Hale Center Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Dr. Clark Planetarium’s 10-Year Anniversary: Celebrate their 10 yrs. at

The Gateway with a series of community events from Apr. 4-13. See event details at www.clarkplanetarium.org. Clark Planetarium, 110 S. 400 West. Dancing A Revolution: Join students from the U of U’s Dept. of Modern Dance to create an original, one-of-a-kind dance performance inspired by the baskets in Weaving a Revolution. Included in admission. See schedule at www.nhmu. utah.edu/programs/dancing-revolution. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Peter Pun And The Pirates: Enjoy an evening of sword-fights, adventure, suspense and sidesplitting comedy as Peter and his friends travel to ever clever land, they encounter the evil pirate Captain Crook, Indians, lost boys and even a mermaid or two. Tickets $16/adults, $12/ seniors and 13+, $10/2-12 at www.theobt. org. Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main. Saturday’s Warrior: While waiting to be born in the pre-existence, a family of eight children promise each other that they will always be there for each other. Based on the book by Douglas Stewart. Tickets $9/adults, $7/seniors, students and military, $5/children 12 and under at www. drapertheatre.org. Runs Apr. 8-27. Draper Historic Theatre, 12366 South 900 East. Tulip Festival: Enjoy all the colors of the rainbow spread throughout nearly 100 different varieties of tulips during the annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Fridays and Saturdays include music, vendors and food. Closed Sun. $10/ adults, $6/children 3-11, $9/seniors. Free/ members. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Runs Apr 12-Apr 27. Tractor Drawn Wagon Rides: See the farm, historic buildings, and hidden trails of Wheeler Woods. Rides leave every half hour, weather permitting, daily except Sundays. $2/person ages 2 and up. Except Sun. Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cow Milking Demonstration: All those attending the demonstration need to purchase their tokens a minimum of 15 min. prior to the activity. $1/person. Except Sun. Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, 5 p.m. Anything Goes: The classic American musical comedy full of romance, laughter and tap dancing. Tickets $10 at www. empresstheatre.com. Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, 7:30 p.m. Young Frankenstein: Based on the 1974 classic comedy by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, the story follows Frederick Fronkenstien to Translyvania where Frederick must settle his deceased grandfather’s estate and return home as quickly as possible. Of course, things never go as planned. Tickets $10 each at www.empresstheatre.com. Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, 7:30 p.m.


based on availability, $80 half marathon, $35 5k and $20 for kids’ run. Info and registration at www.thanksgivingpoint.org. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 7 a.m.-noon.

1 Monday Spring Break Special: Utah students K-12, with a student ID or current report card from a Utah school, ski for just $15/ day. Alta Ski Area, Highway 210. April Fools Run: Run in the 5K or make it a family event and everyone run in the 1-mile fun run. All ages welcome. Registration for either run is $10, $12/dayof, in person at Central City Recreation Center, 615 S. 300 East, or at www. activityreg.com. Sugar House Park, 1330 E. 2100 South, 5:30 p.m.

2 Tuesday Spring Break Special: Utah students K-12, with a student ID or current report card from a Utah school, ski for just $15/ day. Alta Ski Area, Highway 210. Martial Arts Workshop: Learn to defend yourself with Nancy Ayala of the United Studios of Self Defense. Develop teamwork skills and practice defense techniques. Dress comfortably. School age. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

3 Wednesday Spring Break Special: Utah students K-12, with a student ID or current report card from a Utah school, ski for just $15/ day. Alta Ski Area, Highway 210.

4 Thursday Spring Break Special: Utah students K-12, with a student ID or current report card from a Utah school, ski for just $15/ day. Alta Ski Area, Highway 210.

6 Saturday Neon Run 5K: A fun and interesting change to your average 5K since powdered color will be tossed on you as you run. A family friendly event. Registration $15, $20/day-of at www.recreation.slco.org/sorenson/ eventsAndNews/events.html. Liberty Park, 1100 S. 600 East, 9 a.m. Evolution 5K And Fun Run: Proceeds benefit Evolution’s 3 girls’ fastpitch softball teams and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Registration $25/5K, $15/1-mile, day-of increases $5 at www. runnercard/e/runner.Main?meet=4455. W & M Butterfield Park, 13011 S. Pioneer St., 9 a.m. Open Adventure, Cross-Country Ski: Learn to cross-country ski with Splore, which provides all the specific gear and transportation. Call 801-484-4128 or email eric@splore.org for more info or to register. $45/person. Scholarships available. Mill Creek Canyon, 3800 S. 3500 East, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Salt Lake City Challenge: A ridiculously fun “Amazing Race” style competition packed into one incredible day. Teams of 2 or more dash around the city as they solve tricky clues, strategize the best route, and explore undiscovered corners of the city. Registration $50 at www.challengenation. com/saltlakecity. Legends Sports Bar & Grill, 677 S. 200 West, 1 p.m.

12 Friday Naturalist Snowshoe Tour: Part of Alta’s Earth Day Fair. A fun adventure where you will discover all that is wild and natural in Alta. Free snowshoe rentals available, courtesy of Alta Sports. Tours run 1.5 hrs. Info at www.alta.com. Alta Ski Area, Highway 210, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ski With A Ranger Tour: Part of Alta’s Earth Day Fair. Practice some turns with the family, then join Cottonwood Canyons Foundation’s Ranger Tours and discover Alta in a whole new way. Tour is free but a beginner lift ticket is needed. All ages, all day pass is $38. 80 yrs. plus skis free. Alta Ski Area, Highway 210, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunset Hike, Buffalo Point: Meet at the Buffalo Point Overlook parking lot to experience one of Great Salt Lake’s breathtaking sunsets from the top of Buffalo Point, a 1/2-mile hike with about 600 ft. elevation gain. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Park entrance fees apply. Info by calling 801721-9569. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 7 p.m.

13 Saturday Cystic Fibrosis 5-15/K: Run or walk with friends or family to help raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. Registration $15/12+, $25/18+ at www.cff.com/great_ strides/SarahKamper. Creekside Park, 1660 E. Murray-Holladay Rd., 7 a.m. Woman Of Steel 5K: Enjoy a fun-filled morning of pampering and exercise. Registration $30 at www.active.com. Gardner Historic Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, 8 a.m. Strides For Autism: Raise funds for Autism Speaks in this 5K and 1-mile fun run. Registration $20/5K, $10/1-mile with a family discount of $40 for the entire family for the fun run at www.stridesforautism. blogspot.com. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Lehi, 2150 N. Pointe Meadows Dr., 8 a.m. Dodgeball Dash: Runners are divided into 2 groups with 1 group dodging and the other group throwing. A fun run to support Best Friends Animal Society. Registration $30 at www.flashdashseries.com. Liberty Park, 1100 S. 600 East, 9 a.m.

19 Friday Family Yoga: Stretch and laugh with your

kids while doing yoga. All shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m.noon.

20 Saturday Salt Lake City Marathon And More: The Salt Lake City Marathon returns along with a half marathon, 5k, bike tour and a kids’ marathon. Info including fees for each event at www.saltlakecitymarathon.com. Liberty Park, 1100 S. 600 East, 6 a.m. Recycle Fun Run: Have you ever wondered what happens to all the leftover race stuff? It’s recycled at this 5K. Race for $5 and at the end, receive a randomly selected shirt and medal from a past race. Register in person at the South Davis Rec. Center. South Davis Recreation Center, 550 N. 200 West, 9 a.m. Panthers On The Prowl 5K: A fun run/ walk event for the community surrounding and supporting West High School. Registration $10/students, $15/nonstudent at www.panthersontheprowl5kes2004.eventbrite.com. Northwest Recreation and Community Center, 1300 W. 300 North, 9 a.m. Open Adventure, Climbing: Join Splore for a fun day out on the rock. Learn skills, have fun and meet new folks. Call Eric at 801-484-4128 or email eric@splore. org to register and meeting directions. This month you’re climbing indoors. $45/person. Scholarships available. Momentum Indoor Climbing Gym, 220 W. 10600 South, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

22 Monday Family Yoga: Stretch and laugh with your kids while doing yoga. All shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 6-7 p.m. Also at Sweet Library, 455 F St., 7-8 p.m.

26 Friday Full Moon 5K: A unique and fun race opportunity to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Registration $30/adult, $10/12 and under, $100/team of 4 at www.active.com. Sugar House Park, 1330 E. 2100 South, 7:30 p.m.

27 Saturday Dirty Girl Mud Run: Women only run, get dirty, have fun and support National Breast Cancer Foundation. Age 14 and up. Register at www.godirtygirl.com. Miller Motorsports Park, 2901 N. Sheep Lane. Thanksgiving Point Half Marathon, 5k And Kids’ 1 Mile Run: All races run through scenic Thanksgiving Point with the kids’ 1-mile run crossing the same line as the half marathon and 5k. Perfect for all family members. Registration until April 14

Cookie Chaser 5K And 2K Fun Run: Support Girl Scouts and get some exercise with this 5k/2k. Registration starts at $13 depending on race and age at www. cookiechaser.com. Riverton City Park, 12800 S. 1400 West, 8 a.m. S.O.S. Save Our Sanford A benefit for Sanford Lewis, diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease 5 yrs. ago. Registration $25/Apr. 24, $30/day-of. Winchester Park, 6400 S. 1100 West, 8 a.m. Fourth Street Clinic Sprint Triathlon And 5k Run: An annual community event organized by medical and healthcare student volunteers from the U of U. All ages welcome with a waiver required for those under 18. Early registration $35/ triathlon and $30/5k, day-of, $10 more at www.fourthstreetclinic.org. University of Utah E. Nielson Fieldhouse, 1400 E. 375 South, 9 a.m. Stroller Walk Against Child Abuse: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month; show your support for reducing child abuse by joining in a free short walk (about 15 mins.). Bring strollers, kids or just yourselves to help raise awareness about this important topic. Free chalk art festival following the walk. Family Support Taylorsville, 1760 W. 4805 South, 10 a.m.

30 Tuesday Midweek MTB: This mountain bike race series offers a casual, yet fun, competitive race on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer along the Wasatch Front including Park City. Offered are races for pro, expert, sport and beginner for both men and women. Also offered is a free kids’ mountain bike race for those 12 and under. Registration at 5:30 p.m., the kids’ race at 6 p.m. and the main event at 6:30 p.m. $15/race. Info at www.midweekmtb.com. Corner Canyon Equestrian Center, 1266 E. 13400 South, 6:30 p.m.

Mondays Preschool Fitness Fun: Fun aerobics class for kids and their parents. Get out and move. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10:30-10:55 a.m.

Tuesdays Rock On!: A 6-week long indoor rock climbing program. The program is a 1-on-1 mentoring program for children of all abilities, ages 5-17. Each student is paired with a mentor who will guide them through their indoor climbing experience. Call Eric at 801-484-4128 or email eric@ splore.org for more info. Momentum Indoor Climbing Gym, 220 W. 10600 South, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

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Teen Scene By Malia Jacobson

The Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Teenage Brain Hard-wired to test parental patience? Fuming with anger, sick with worry or just plain bewildered? You’re probably living with a thrill-seeking, risk-embracing teenager, simultaneously capable of precocious wisdom and incredibly foolish choices. Though teen transgressions like driving too fast, skipping curfew, or choosing delinquent pals may seem like personal affronts, this behavior may have very little to do with you at all, says psychology professor and researcher Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. According to Steinberg, teens act differently because their brains are, in fact, different. Teens don’t act recklessly to test your parental patience or put themselves in harm’s way, says Steinberg. Instead, they are hardwired to make immature choices, courtesy of their unique, still-developing brain. New research is illuminating the previously mysterious, misunderstood teenage brain and helping parents and educators determine how best to reach their teens—and how to keep them safe.

Under Construction Old beliefs about the teenage brain stemmed from the fact that brain growth grinds to a halt after puberty: the brain reaches 90 percent of its adult mass by age six and is full-sized by age 12. Few neurons

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are added as it grows; children’s brains reach peak neuron capacity in utero, and begin losing, or “pruning,” neurons before birth. Based on these basic facts about the brain’s size, scientists theorized that most cerebral development is completed in early childhood. But the development of magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) in recent decades opened a new window into the adolescent brain. Research and MRI scans conducted by Jay Giedd, M.D., chief of the Unit on Brain Imaging in the Child Psychiatry Branch at the National Institutes of Mental Health, among others, showed that the adolescent brain is still very much under construction. Instead of adding new neurons, though, adolescent brains are busy building and strengthening the pathways between nerve cells; according to Giedd, this ongoing process results in a more efficient brain. It does not, however, result in more mature, adult-like brain. Steinberg’s research shows that teens are more likely to make risky decisions than adults, because the growth of their socio-emotional brain system outpaces the growth of cognitive controls that serve to regulate emotions and behavior. see page 63

Communicating with a Teenage-Brain Get through to your teenager with clear limits, empathetic communication, and brief, direct messaging. 1. Don’t bend the law. Restrictions for teens like city-wide curfews or rules about driving with passengers are backed by science and exist for teens’ safety—insist that teens follow them. 2. To the point. Teenagers view exchanges more emotionally than parents. To keep tempers from boiling over during a heated discussion, express your viewpoint in 25 words or less, then declare a cool-down break. 3. Make or break. Teens crave limits; set clear rules with teen’s input, and provide logic-based consequences for failing to follow through. 4. Negotiate. Teenagers are still learning the give-and-take of adult social interaction. Giving them the chance to negotiate about rules, curfews, and limits builds this critical skillset. Sources: Sheryl Feinstein, Ph.D., and Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.


Teen Scene Calendar

4 Thursday Make Your Own Bath Salts: Ages 10 and up make colorful, scented bath salts and a decorated container to put them in. Registration required online or at info desk. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Teen Movie Night: Fun movies for teens. Watch The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey, rated PG-13. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-8:45 p.m.

5 Friday LAN Afterhours Party: Play games with other teens on a game of the attendees’ choice without anyone else fighting for computer time. Register online and have a signed permission slip. Ages 12-18. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 6:15 p.m.

6 Saturday Make Your Own Mini Purses, Bags And Boxes: Make cardstock mini purses, bags and boxes to hold small gifts, candy, candles, wedding or birthday favors. Ages 10 and up. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 2-3 p.m.

8 Monday Kearns Anime Club: Learn, watch, discuss and enjoy anime and manga. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-4:30 p.m. High School Book Club: Book discussion for students grades 10-12. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m.

9 Tuesday Teen Magnetic Poetry Craft: Celebrate poetry month by making magnetic poetry kits. Pick the words you want to use, then move them around to make new poems. Teens Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 3:30-4:30 p.m. Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 4-5 p.m. Teen Craft Night: Make a fun craft. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7:30 p.m.

10 Wednesday Teen Crafternoon: Stop by and make something amazing. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4-5 p.m. Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 6:45-8:30 p.m.

11 Thursday Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-8 p.m.

12 Friday Duct Tape Crafts: Make cool gear with duct tape. Teens. Make a wallet. Supplies are first come, first serve and you may bring your own. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m.

advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 11 a.m.noon. Also at Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 2-3 p.m. Holladay Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Help plan library programs for teens, meet new friends, and earn volunteer hours. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 2-3 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament: Come and play YuGi-Oh for fun and card trading. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

skills, learn new techniques, read what other teen writers are working on, and hear helpful comments about your own writing. Grades 7-12. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m.

23 Tuesday Duct Tape Crafts: Make cool gear with duct tape. Teens. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-4 p.m. Tween Events: Ages 9-13. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8:30 p.m.

24 Wednesday

Tyler Anime Club: Fun activities and Japanese culture. Ages 12-17. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 3-4:30 p.m.

Hunter Anime Club: Join in fun anime/manga related crafts, contests and how-to ideas. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 4-5 p.m.

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25 Thursday

Teen Gaming Night: All teens are invited for a fun night of gaming. Treats provided. Ages 11-17. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7:30 p.m.

Gamer’s Club: Play Yu-Gi-Oh. or Magic: the Gathering with other Gamers. Each month will have a different theme for the Tournament. Participate in the theme of the month and receive a free prize! Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-5 p.m.

Teen Book Club: Book discussion, treats and games. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 7-8 p.m.

18 Thursday Homemade Bath Salts: Learn how to make your own colorful bath salts in decorative containers. Pamper yourself or give as a gift. Teens and adults welcome. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m.

19 Friday Gaming At The Library: Play video games at the library. Teens. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 1-3 p.m. Make Your Own Bath Salts: Ages 10 and up make colorful, scented bath salts and a decorated container to put them in. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m.

27 Saturday Writing Fiction: Are you an aspiring author age 12-17? Turn your imagination into stories. A Write for the Heights workshop. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 2:30-4 p.m. Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Watch The Hobbit, rated PG-13. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 3-5:30 p.m.

29 Monday Shrinky Dink Fun: Experience the fun of watching your art shrink using shrinky dink to create a magnet. Teens. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 6-8 p.m.

Tuesdays

Kinect With Dungeons And Dragons: Play one of the most popular role-playing games out there. No experience required. Don’t like D&D? Play on the Kinect. Teens. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 4-5:30 p.m.

Teen Space: Activities include intramural sports, arts, music, cooking, mentoring and much more. Free. Ages 12-17. Sorenson Multicultural and Unity Fitness Center, 855 W. California Ave., 5-6 p.m.

Teen Mystery Night Lock-In: Come after hours for a life-size game of Clue. Online registration and signed permission slip are required to attend. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-9 p.m.

Wednesdays

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Thursdays

Teen Fun: Make cool mini buttons and play some games including Wii Sports, Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart. Ages 11-18. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 2-4 p.m.

Speak Up!: Learn photography techniques, film recording, digital storytelling and movie editing to create your story. A 6-week class that will take you through the basics of creating your own movie. Open to refugee and immigrant teens. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-5 p.m. Runs through Apr 18.

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament: Come and play YuGi-Oh for fun and card trading. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 2-5 p.m.

22 Monday Kearns Anime Club: Learn, watch, discuss and enjoy anime and manga. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-4:30 p.m.

13 Saturday

Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Watch Hunger Games, rated PG-13. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 3:30-6 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen

Teen Writing Club: Practice your writing

Teen Gaming Hour: Video and board games for teens. Except Apr. 3. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 1:45-3 p.m.

Teen Space: Activities include intramural sports, arts, music, cooking, mentoring and much more. Free. Ages 12-17. Sorenson Multicultural and Unity Fitness Center, 855 W. California Ave., 6-7 p.m.

Sundays Sunday Knitting And Tea Circle: Ages 14 and up, or 13 and under w/adult. $5/person, $7 includes tea. Info at 801-531-9800 ext. 135. The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, 1 p.m. APRIL 2013 utahfamily.com 59


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Teenage Brain cont. from pg. 58 In other words, teenagers are developing more efficient thinking, without the inhibitory controls of the adult brain. These changes continue into young adulthood, probably finishing up between age 22 and 25, says Steinberg. All this may be bad news for today’s frustrated parents. But the unique structure of a teenage brain probably serves an evolutionary function, says Steinberg: teens’ penchant for risk-taking makes them more independent, which was likely a critical adaptation for reproduction. “All mammals go through puberty, leave their natal environment and venture out into the wild, which is a very risky behavior,” he notes.

Communication Clash Given the differences between the brains of teens and those of their parents, it’s not hard to understand the parent-teen conflicts that rage during adolescence. “Communication has been found to be the best way to improve teen’s behavior, and yet communicating with someone who does not want to communicate with you is a

challenge,” notes Sheryl Feinstein, Ph.D. and author of Inside the Teenage Brain: Parenting a Work in Progress. Parents, with their adult brains, tend to approach communication and discipline logically, says Feinstein. The problem is that teens haven’t yet developed this type of logical thinking; instead, they view the world through a more emotional lens. “You can see how difficult it is for parents when we approach a problem with logic and reasonable thinking, while teens approach the problem with fury and negative thinking,” says Feinstein. This can lead to screaming, doorslamming, and “a true test of a parent’s patience and tolerance,” she says. But once parents understand that teens have unique brains and can’t be expected to think like adults, teen behavior becomes (somewhat) easier to tolerate. “Parents need to communicate with teens on their terms. Mandating severe punishments almost always results in rebellion,” she says.

Risky Business With limited cognitive controls and immature communication abilities, teens can run into danger in risky situations— scenarios they intentionally seek out, says Ronald E. Dahl, M.D., professor in the School

of Public Health at UC Berkeley. According to Dahl, when puberty floods the brain’s limbic system with sex hormones estrogen and testosterone, teenagers are driven to seek out “intense experiences,” flocking to intense horror movies, dizzying carnival rides, and graphic video games. This taste for thrills can also lead to runins with the law, says Steinberg, particularly when teens are in their peers. In recent research published in Developmental Science and Journal of Adolescence, he found that in the presence of peers, teens are more likely to make risky decisions and choose more immediate rewards—effects not seen in adults. Simply put, thrusting a teenager plus a peer or two into a risky or volatile situation can lead to poor choices and even worse outcomes with lasting consequences, from marred legal records to disability and death.

The Good News Fortunately, in a few years, your teen’s brain will settle down and he’ll think more like you. Communication combat will cease, and risky thrills will lose their allure. In the meantime, try to enjoy the ride. Malia Jacobson is a nationally published journalist specializing in health and parenting.

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