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From Our Blogosphere By Dr. Jim Martin

Rise and Shine! There is no good way to wake up a ten year old who is not a morning person. It is sometimes difficult for me to initially get up in the morning. But generally when I’m awake, I am pretty jovial. Jadden, on the other hand, is difficult to wake in the first place. I have tried singing “Rise and Shine” in my most operatic voice. He told our family therapist that this annoys him and that he prefers a more low key approach. I offered water in the face and he said that wouldn’t make him happy either. So I changed my tactic. I started coming in and quietly turning on the light, saying, “Jadden, sweetie. Time to wake up.” And then going about my morning business. I returned five minutes later to see that my friendly and low-key morning approach had not even rattled his slumber. I had to be much more forceful to get him moving. Humor isn’t appropriate either. I’ve tried tickling. I’ve even tried saying, “It’s your favorite day of the week—Tuesday!” even though Tuesday is not his favorite day of the week. You know, anything to get him laughing, anything to shift his attention to the positive. Nothing has worked thus far. Once he is up and out of bed—well, that’s a whole different matter. It might be better if he had never gotten up at all. He is, to use an analogy, a shorter, less scaly version of Godzilla. This morning, he told me that I woke him up in the middle of the best part of his dream. I apologized. He continued by saying that I always wake him up in the middle of the good parts of his dreams. I suggested that he relocate the good parts of dreams to somewhere earlier than 7:00 am. He didn’t appreciate my suggestion and retorted, “That’s impossible.” I even asked what he was

dreaming about, to try to take his mind off the pain of waking. He said, “Definitely not about you.” I tucked my tail between my legs and resumed my morning routine. This is not the only incident. Jadden has been known to slam dresser drawers and doors. He is furious when I make him shower even though this is a daily routine. I have even suggested an earlier bedtime. But I think he gets plenty of sleep and that’s not the issue. I’ve often wondered if I was similarly a beast to get up in the morning, when I was ten years old. I planned to ask my mom, as she was most likely the person to wake me up every day. My mom recently passed away, and I didn’t get the opportunity to ask her. I do remember yelling from the peace of my bed, “Just give me five more minutes.” Sometimes five minutes turned into ten or fifteen until my mom had to get serious. I knew when my mom meant business and there would be no more snoozing. Because waking up will be an inevitable part of life, perhaps I should ask Jadden how he prefers to be awakened. Maybe an alarm clock that plays music—he is a very musical person. Sometimes, it’s the very act of being told what to do and not feeling collaborated with that sends young people over the edge. Again, this is a lesson that I fail to translate from my profession to my life as a parent. Kids love to have choices and often are more engaged when they have some say over their lives. Why does it take me the longest and most painful route to figure out a solution that I probably should have landed on, given my experience, months ago?.

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14 The Family Pet

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44 Growing Up Online

11 Community Kidbits

58 Happy Birthdays

12 The Family Home

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Kid in the Driver’s Seat UMOCA at ‘Touch celebrates A Truck’ 15 with Spy Hop’s The Junior League‘Fifteen’ of Salt Lake City presents the sixth annualofTouch a Truck Family Festival In anticipation Spy Hop’s fifteenth on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. anniversary, the Utah Museum of to 3 p.m. at Valley Fair Mall, S. 2700 West.  Kids Contemporary Art3601 (UMOCA) is pleased of ages are invited to video climb,installation explore and toall present Fifteen. This learn abouttakes big rigs, construction exhibition audiences insidevehicles, the world emergency response vehicles many of today’s youth culture from and across the Salt more.   Lake Valley to show what it means to turn “Touch TruckFifteen is an opportunity for this pivotala age. reveals discerning the Junior League of questions Salt Lake City anda responses to major facing our sponsors provide fun learning generation ofto young andadynamic minds. environment for children What are teenagers afraidand of?raise How money do they to fundfrom our teens community projects,” said Jolene differ in other generations? What Terry-Phinney, President of the Junior they have to say might surprise you. League of Salt City. “The event toSundays all ThisLake exhibition runs dailycaters (except ages; the youngest children the and Mondays) fromofDec. 6-Jan.will 4 athave UMOCA, opportunity to see themselves asSalt a firefighter 20 S. West Temple in downtown Lake or paramedic and finallywill have the City. Admission is adults free. There be an

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The Family Home By Malia Jacobsen

Bunking Up: Strategies for Shared Room Success As a secondborn, Corey and Katey Hage’s son Josiah was destined for a shared bedroom from day one. The Hages wanted him to bunk up with his older brother, Ezra, to conserve space in the family’s modestlysized home and help the boys build a lasting bond. But reaching the goal wasn’t easy. Sleeping near a sibling took some getting used to for both boys, and the Hages spent several months moving Josiah in and out of Ezra’s room. In the end, it took three tries for the new sleeping arrangement to finally take hold. “There were times when I wondered if it would ever work,” says Katey. Their persistence paid off— Josiah and Ezra, now 4 and 6, have been happy roommates for three-and-a-half years. As bunkmates, the boys enjoy sharing a bedtime routine and chatting about their days as they drift off to sleep. They’ve learned to compromise and resolve conflict. Most importantly, they’ve learned to cherish their relationship, says Hage. “The idea of each child having his or her own bedroom is a fairly recent phenomenon in history,” says James J. Crist, Ph.D., psychologist and coauthor of Siblings: You’re Stuck With Each Other, So Stick Together. People have shared habitats forever, so parents

shouldn’t feel bad if kids need to share bedrooms, he says. In fact, sharing a bedroom with a sibling can be an irreplaceable bonding experience. And the early childhood years can be a great time to try a shared-room arrangement, because young kids haven’t had time to get used to having their own bedroom. “The younger kids start sharing a bedroom, the more normal it feels,” he says.

Small homes, big benefits Shared bedrooms are the norm throughout much of the world, and a trend toward smaller homes is making shared bedrooms a reality for American families. The McManions of years past are giving way to more economical, efficient abodes where affordability and energy efficiency are prioritized over square footage, according to a recent survey by Better Homes & Gardens. Room sharing is a fact of life

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for families choosing smaller houses, or those staying put in smaller homes as their family grows, like Anna and Aaron Petersen. The family hopes to eventually add a third bedroom to their 100-year-old bungalow. But for now, 6-yearold Ephraim and 3-year-old Shiphrah share a bedroom. Though many families put kids in shared bedrooms out of necessity, it’s not a matter of making do, says Crist. Shared bedrooms can be a boon to siblings, helping anxious kids sleep better and fostering cooperation, negotiation, and close family bonds. Some children don’t like sleeping alone and would actually prefer a shared bedroom over a solo bedroom, he notes.

Sleep times two But some families will experience a few bumps on their way to room-sharing success. Sleep problems held up the Hage brothers’ move to a shared room. Ezra is an early riser; Josiah still

needed multiple daytime naps. Ultimately, the boys were able to bunk up after Katey worked to get their sleep routines in sync. Success was all about timing, she says. “We had to get them getting up, napping, and going to bed at the same time. Everything works much better that way.” When one boy goes to bed after the other, the Hages play a “quiet game,” getting him ready for bed and tucking him in as noiselessly as possible. To keep early-rising Ezra from waking his brother before dawn, he has a special clock that tells him when it’s time to get up. To keep Ephraim from barging into the bedroom during Shiphrah’s naps, the Petersens moved the kids’ toys to the den. Aside from this small accommodation, having the kids in one bedroom has been remarkably easy, says Anna. “We thought they’d wake each other up, but they don’t— kids are deeper sleepers than we realize.”


Making it work When kids share rooms, discipline requires some parental creativity. The timehonored tactic of sending each child to their bedroom for timeout doesn’t work in sharedroom scenarios. But bedrooms aren’t the only place that kids can cool off or take a break, notes Crist. Kids who need solo time can chill in the bathroom, the den, or even a parents’ room. What about opposite-sex bunkmakes? Crist says the arrangement can work well in the early years, before kids approach puberty and develop a sense of modesty about their bodies. Kids who feel self-conscious can dress and undress in the bathroom or another room in the home. Opposite-sex room-sharing generally works better when siblings are close in age, he notes—kids at vastly different

developmental stages may not feel as comfortable sharing close space with an oppositesex sibling.

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Siblings now, friends forever After getting off to a bumpy start, room-sharing has been smooth sailing for the Hage family. It’s not about splitting the room down the middle or diving things up 50-50, says Katey. “We don’t want them to see this as an obligation—this something exciting that they get to do. This is their special time together, and it won’t last forever.” Malia Jacobson is a nationally published sleep and health journalist and mom of three. Her most recent book is Sleep Tight, Every Night: Helping Toddlers and Preschoolers Sleep Well Without Tears, Tricks, or Tirades.

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The Family Pet By Jan Pierce

Build Your Child’s Science Observation Skills with Mini-pets Kids love pets and families are enriched by the companionship of dogs and cats and other furry creatures. But maybe you’re not ready for prime time pets

nature. Or, pick up a tarantula at the pet store: lots of kids love them for their “creepy” value. But here are some other choices.

just yet. If your children are old enough to observe the antics of insect pets and you want a low maintenance pet experience, an insect is the perfect choice. In Japan and Europe it’s quite common to keep insects as pets. Young children look forward to keeping and caring for crickets, katydids, mantids and beetles. The Japanese favorite is the giant Stag Beetle. Pet shops provide bamboo cages and other habitats plus the food items necessary for their care. What are your choices? Well, there are many insects readily available at your local pet shop or from online distribution websites.

Mantises are predators and require other live bugs as a food source. They will eat flies, moths, crickets or cockroaches. Preparing the living environment is simple: Just use an aquarium with a mesh cover, place natural objects such as twigs, rocks, soil or sand inside and be sure to have at least one twig that reaches the top of the aquarium for molting time. Mantises can be held gently. They like high humidity so mist daily with spray from a water bottle. Mantises have a short lifespan -- six months at the most.

I’ve steered away from spiders although many think they are fantastic pets. Spiders come with the ability to bite and some are venomous. Still, if you’re the adventurous type, you can go out in your own back yard and capture a pet to keep for a time before releasing it back into

We all know ants are industrious little creatures. They are fascinating to watch as they go about their work. There are the traditional ant farms in which soil is the medium or the newer types of containers in which gel allows for clearer observation. Some of the gel farms are illuminated with LED lights in various colors for a striking ant

Making Observations and Asking Questions Boost your child’s basic science skills of observation and data collection using this simple process. a Gather a journal or homemade booklet, pencils, colored pencils or crayons and

a magnifying glass. a Spend a set amount of time from five to ten minutes to simply observe your pet. What do you see? a Date your entry and write or have an adult write about:

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home presence. Ants eat seeds, pollen, sugar and some eat other insects. The usual variety of ant in store-bought farms is the Harvester Ant. These are vegetarian and can be fed with grain or seeds. Small crumbs of bread or biscuit will give them the sugar and fat they need. The gel ant farms require no feeding as

• Any movement observed • Interesting body parts of your pet • Creature interactions • Changes over time • Anything surprising or interesting a Jot down any questions you

there is food in the gel. It is great fun to purchase butterfly or moth cocoons and then wait in anticipation for them to hatch. The cocoons require a wintering period of time before they will begin the hatching process. Most will hatch in May or June.

have for further research. a Draw a picture of today’s observations. Repeat this process several times a week and note changes. This is a good time to introduce simple graphing skills.


Beetles are lively insects and a good pet choice for the beginner. You can purchase a jelly product for food or supply small bits of fresh fruits and vegetables. Beetles like places to hide in their environments and most prefer a sandy, dry flooring. They come in a variety of colors and sizes. Two favorites are the warty ground beetle which eats snails or the black death beetle,

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named for his habit of “playing dead” when disturbed. Walking sticks come from the order Phasmida and are known as phasmids. They rely on camouflage for their defense against predators. They’re one of the easiest pets to keep as they need only brambles such as blackberry canes kept in a container of water for food and

they’re happy. There are many species of walking sticks and they’re fascinating to watch. Insects are inexpensive, easy to care for, quiet and make no messes. They’re ideal pets to keep for a relatively short period of time to begin teaching your child the habits necessary for caring for larger and furrier family companions. Find insects

at your local pet store or at one of the following websites. www.BugsinCyberspace.com www.antfarmcentral.com www.petbugs.com. Jan Pierce, M.Ed., is a retired teacher and freelance writer. She resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where many creepy crawlies are available for observation.

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Back To School/Fit Family By Ella Joy Olsen

Step Aboard the Walking School Bus Carpooling without the cars it let me flirt with Greg Davies who was a year older, but who I desperately wanted to notice me (I really should look him up on Facebook). While my mom never let on that she was having me walk for exercise, I know she was. I was the kid who would gladly curl up to watch Charlie’s Angels after school, but walking was a mandatory - can’t get out of it twenty minutes of exercise (twice a day!). Another good reason to walk Though I didn’t know it at the time, some of my most golden hued childhood memories occurred while I was walking to and from school, the Wasatch Mountains hovering over me like a protective companion. There was the week I decided to become a writer, planning my own sequel to Where the Red Fern Grows (lots of adorable dogs and none of them die); and the time when my girlfriend Denise and I decided to hop scotch the entire way home – one

to school: the impact on our environment! I’m not sure my mom considered this, but these days we should. Like everyone, I can’t stand the inversion and I feel good about anything I can do to help the situation. If parents took their cars off the road twice a day, we’d all breathe a little easier. Despite these benefits, did you

options was Walking School Bus. I downloaded the app, opened it and typed in my kid’s names in about two minutes flat. Now is the time for me to send a note to my carpool buddies to let them know I’m working on a Walking School Bus. Easy! For more information, check out udot.utah. gov/WalkingSchoolBus. According to Darci Hall, past PTA president at Driggs Elementary (and also one of the original beta testers), “The app is a great way for parents to communicate and coordinate with each other all in one place. my children have arrived safely

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and invite neighbors to join a Plan a safe route – you know your neighborhood a Assign parent leaders to walk with students

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Back To School By Taylor Krick, D.C.. -- Align Family Chiropractic

Lighten Your Load! Tips for Backpack Safety More than 40 million students in the United States carry school backpacks, and with the average student carrying more weight than is considered safe, it is no surprise that backpack injuries lead to over 7,000 emergency room visits per year. More concerning than emergency room visits, however, are the long-term health consequences of carrying a backpack improperly. Back pain is the number one cause of disability in adults worldwide. This often begins with minor repetitive injuries throughout life, which can begin in childhood. In fact, in one study of American students, 6 out of 10 students ages 9-20 reported they were already experiencing chronic back pain related to heavy backpacks. If left untreated, this can develop into much more serious conditions in adulthood which are also much more difficult to correct. Caring for your child’s spine should be as important as caring for their teeth! Backpack injuries are generally due to two causesthe size, shape, and materials of the backpack itself and the weight that is carried in that . It is recommended that a loaded backpack weigh no more than 15% (about one-sixth) of a student’s body weight (100 lb student = 15 lb backpack, 75 lb student = 10 lb). The average student carries a backpack weighing 25%, or one-fourth of the students body weight, and 3 out of 10 students typically

carry backpacks weighing up to one-third of their body weight at least once a week! Below are the top questions that you should be asking about your child’s backpack, along with recommendations from the American Chiropractic Association. a Is the backpack the correct size for your child? The backpack should never be wider or longer than your child’s torso, and the pack should not hang more than 4 inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking. a Does the backpack have two wide, padded shoulder straps?  Non-padded straps are not only uncomfortable, but also they can place unnecessary pressure on the neck and shoulder muscles. a Does your child use both straps? Lugging a heavy backpack by one strap can cause a disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, low-back pain, and poor posture. a Are the shoulder straps adjustable?  The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack can be fitted to your child’s body. The backpack should be evenly centered in the middle of your child’s back. a Does the backpack have a padded back?  A padded back not only provides increased comfort, but also protects your

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child from being poked by sharp edges on school supplies (pencils, rulers, notebooks, etc.) inside the pack. a Does the pack have several compartments? A backpack with individualized compartments helps position the contents most effectively. Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child’s back, and try to place the heaviest items closet to the body. Align Family Chiropractic is hosting an incredible 2-part event in September called Raising

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Back To School By Beth Fornauf

Fear of Factors A Teacher’s Guide for How to Help Your Child Build Confidence in Math The first day of school is full of excitement: new teachers, new supplies, and the chance for a fresh start. And then the second day comes, and reality swoops in, along with handouts and homework assignments. While many kids are able to coast through September on back-to-school momentum, others battle anxiety and a lack of confidence from the start. Unfortunately for many students, the cause of these feelings is related to one subject: math. You’ve heard the claims before: “I can’t do math” or “Oh, I’m just not a math person” or even, “Ugh! I hate math!” Most often, it’s adults sharing these thoughts, but as a teacher I frequently heard these cries

creeping into my classroom. And nothing kills motivation like negative, can’t-do attitudes. Math anxiety is a real condition, defined as an apprehension or fear of math that interferes with one’s performance. Researchers have been looking closely at its roots and impact since the early 1980s. Causes vary greatly, and are largely environmental. For children who lack confidence in math, or suffer from anxiety, simply seeing a subtraction sign is enough to send them into a panic. If this sounds like your child, read on to find out what you can do to help them overcome their fear of factors (and multiples), and begin building confidence in math.

Step 1: Identify a comfort level As a teacher, it’s important to have a sense of how students see themselves as learners. As a parent, and your child’s most important (and influential) teacher, you need to have the same sense. So ask them: on a scale of one to five, with five being the most confident, how confident are you in math? Accept the answer your child gives you, even if it seems way off. Your job isn’t to convince her she’s wrong, it’s to help her feel intrinsically confident. So if she says she’s a two, talk about why. Brainstorm what a three confidence level would feel like, and jot down ideas about what she could learn to get there.

Step 2: Set measurable, achievable goals Too often, kids who struggle in math feel that “not being good at it” is a life sentence. That’s the end of the road; they’ll never get it, so why try? Allowing that attitude to prevail is a slippery slope (algebra pun not intended). Setting small, measurable goals achieves two purposes. Students feel ownership in what they want to accomplish, and success when they master it. The key is to make the goals specific. Instead of saying “I want to understand subtraction” or “I want to be good at algebra” start with something manageable, such as, “In two weeks I will know how to subtract using regrouping (borrowing).” This way you and your child can map out the steps you need to take, and there will be no confusion once the goal is met.

Step 3: Eliminate your own negatives. An Ohio State University study published in March 2014 concluded that math anxiety is not purely environmental. The research indicates that genetics can actually have a role as well. Now this doesn’t mean that if a mom struggled in math, her kids are doomed. But it does mean (for your child’s sake) you should eliminate your negative associations – or at least keep them to yourself. If you go around saying you don’t like math, or you shudder when your daughter brings home a fractions sheet, you’re sending a message that math is scary. And if your see page 26 24 UTAHFAMILY.COM BACK TO SCHOOL 2014


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Fear of Factors cont. from pg 24 child is predisposed to have some difficulty in math, adding fear into the mix won’t help. You can’t expect your child to feel good about math if they know that you don’t see value in it. Stay positive, and model the learning process. If your child needs help with something and you don’t have a clue what to do, show her some steps she can take to get going. Check online for ideas or similar problems. Email the teacher and ask for examples. Maybe even have her call a friend to see if she can spark a clue. Let her know that being stuck is not an excuse to give up, and that struggling is part of the process.

Step 4: Allow affect. It’s hard to see your child upset. Parental instinct dictates that kids need support, encouragement, and affirmation. And they do – but they also need to feel frustrated. Students who genuinely lack confidence in, or even fear math, need to feel like they are being heard. Honor their feelings. Don’t try to change their minds or convince them that math isn’t so bad, because to them it is. Accept and acknowledge the way they feel, and give them time to move past that.

Step 5: Let them teach. Once your child thinks he has learned a skill, let him practice by “teaching” a younger

sibling. Even toddlers can learn strategies like sorting shapes or drawing pictures that solve problems. In addition to boosting your mathanxious child’s confidence, these skills are useful math tools that are great to introduce to young kids. But don’t let the lessons stop there. Parents of my former students were often puzzled about the “new math” and how solving problems isn’t like it used to be. Okay, so learn. Let your kid teach you how to divide using the partial quotients method. Or maybe the Pythagorean Theorem is a distant, fuzzy memory? Relearn it. Ask questions, reinforce, and model positive learning habits.

Step 6: Don’t rush the process. One of the biggest issues kids have with math is a problem that is not quick or easy to figure out. As kids advance in elementary and middle school, problem solving evolves into a multi-step process, and there are different ways to figure things out. Encourage deliberation. In math, struggling is a good thing – it means you’re working hard, trying different approaches, not giving up. Going through that process will help kids learn perseverance as they continue in math, and in life.

Step 7: Celebrate success. Remember those goals your child set? Achieving them is cause for celebration, especially in the beginning. No, you don’t need to throw a party when your child masters place value, but you do need to

Teacher strategies (straight from the classroom!) that can work at home Create a K-W-L chart for new concepts – Make a chart with three columns, a “K,” a “W” and an “L.” Under the “K,” write what your child knows, and under the “W” write what he wants to know. When he masters the concept, reflect by listing what he has learned under “L.” Use authentic math models– organize your grocery lists into quadrants for produce, meat, etc.; make a table of family chores; use tally marks to keep track of behaviors. Be creative! Talk the talk – use math language whenever possible. Point out shapes like rectangles or circles in nature, and the house. Use terms like area and perimeter when cleaning or reorganizing rooms. You may find it helpful too! Create a word wall – use Post-It Notes and a marker to stick up math vocabulary words in your kitchen or your child’s bedroom. If your child is artistic, have her illustrate each word’s meaning Take a motor break – if your homework hour is hitting a wall, take a break and move around. Often a simple change in position or environment can refresh a tired mind. acknowledge when a goal has been met. So slip your student some stickers (even older kids like them!) or let them stay up a little later that night. Celebrating small victories will help maintain momentum as math becomes more challenging, and also let your child feel good about an area that previously caused them stress. Building confidence won’t happen overnight, but with consistent support at home, it will happen. You may even end up sharpening your own skills. So fight the math fear from the start and help your child go back to school with confidence Beth Fornauf is a freelance writer and mother of two. A former “math-phobic,” she overcame her fear, and has taught math at the elementary and middle school levels. In addition to helping students build confidence in math, she also hopes they realize math can be fun!

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A full-service clinic for the evaluation and treatment of childhood communication disorders. Their intensive stuttering therapy program allows children and parents to learn more about their stuttering and learn management techniques. For more information, please visit their website.

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Salt Lake School For The Performing Arts (214)

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The Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts promotes excellence in artistic expression, performing arts and academics to increase each student’s ability to compete professionally and to be successful in their future pursuits in institutions of higher learning.

An independent school providing a liberal arts, college preparatory education for students in Preschool through 12th grade. Waterford has an exceptional faculty, a rich curriculum, a nurturing community and a beautiful 40-acre campus. This is Waterford.

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Sylvan Learning Center will give your child a truly personal learning experience. Their proprietary SylvanSync™ teaching system combines personal instruction with education technology. For more information, please give them a call.

Located in beautiful Summit Park, with bus service provided from Salt Lake City and Park City, Weilenmann School of Discovery offers students in grades K–8 opportunities for academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, artistic expression, creativity and discovery, and a strong connection to the natural world.

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Online 801) 298-6660 ext. 302 connectionsacademy.com

6120 S. 2075 East in Holladay 801.278.2500 thewinnerschool.com

UCA is not just an online school. It’s a tight knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with field trips, clubs and activities, and highly-qualified teachers.

The Winner School is a wonderful activity center for children ages 2-18. The Winner School offers the finest programs in Dance, Preschool, Day school, Busing, Karate, Tutoring, Computers, Summer Activity Camps and more. Here every child is a winner!

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YMCA of Northern Utah (210) Taylorsville, West Valley City and Kearns 801.839.3388 ymcautah.org

If your child has special needs, then so do you. We provide free training, support, information, referral, and parent to parent consultations. Special needs--extraordinary potential.

The Y’s early childhood education programs provide a structured environment that strengthens youth’s language, math, physical, literacy, social, and emotional skills, allowing 3-5 year olds the opportunity to explore, create, play, and learn. Their programs are designed to ensure your child’s success.

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Find all the listings with mapping, photos, videos and more using your mobile device. Black Diamond Sports Centers (125)

Color Me Mine (129)

Black Diamond has been one of the nation’s top gymnastics and sport training centers for over ten years. Their staff specializes in appropriately challenging each and every one of their students in a safe, positive and success-oriented learning environment.

Everyone is an artist at Color Me Mine. They have over 400 ceramic pieces to choose from and over sixty colors to paint with! Everyone designs and paints their own pieces however they like and then picks them up a few days later, after the studio glazes and fires them.

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Brighton Snow Sports School has Daily Lessons and Multi-Week Programs to choose from. Their instructors are well trained in child development and student-centered teaching, which will create a fun learning environment to make your child’s experience a positive one.

Dan Whitley Music Studios offers music and singing classes, for beginning and intermediate: band, orchestra, jazz and chorus for preschoolers and up. Small class sizes and expert teachers make this a great after-school music studio for your child.

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Carolyn’s Sewing Academy offers classes for children ages 6 and up. Class size is limited Sewing Academy to 4-5 student. All sewing machines and tools are provided in class, and there is no sewing necessary outside of class time. Costs include a pattern, but students are responsible for all their own fabric and notions.

Children’s Ballet Theatre (467) 2505 E. 3300 South in Salt Lake City 801.487.0565 danceatcbt.com

CBT offers classical ballet training for children ages 2 1/2 - 18 years. Pre-ballet (ages 2 1/2 - 6), Classical Ballet Technique (ages 7 – 18) as well as classes in Jazz , Pilates, Character Dance, and Musical Theater. 32 UTAHFAMILY.COM BACK TO SCHOOL 2014

2120 E. 2100 South in Salt Lake City 801.486.4933 thedancecompanysaltlakecity.com The Dance Company is a professional studio offering superior technical training for dancers of all ages and levels in ballet, pre-ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, and creative dance. They give tasteful performances with age-appropriate music, themes and modest costumes and uniforms. Classes available for both children and adults.

Darla’s Aerial Arts (130) 8496 S. Harrison St. in Sandy 801.427.0968 darladavis.com

At Darla’s Aerial Arts they deliver quality: quality teachers, quality performance, quality equipment. Their program focuses on the aesthetics and beauty of the ethereal circus art of aerial silks for everyone wanting to just have a good time and get fit, climbing, swinging, flying, and stretching.


We’re a Little Different... and that’s a good thing. First off, we are a fullylicensed facility. That means you can be assured afternoons at the JCC are a safe and enriching atmosphere for your child. We focus on respect, learning, compassion and acceptance. We’ll pick up your child from school then return for afternoons filled with sports, swimming, rock climbing, art, field trips, homework labs and computer training in our Apple Computer Lab. (801)566-6222

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After School By Malia Jacobson

Talent Show: Nurturing Your Child’s Budding Interests Watching kids develop their unique talents is one of the joys of parenthood. What’s more fun than having a front-row seat as tiny dancers pirouette and sashay, aspiring actors put on plays, and future rock stars belt out warbling solos? 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 self-esteem and teaching valuable lessons in commitment and responsibility.

Talent Type: 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 of Child Life at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. 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, even see page 36 34 UTAHFAMILY.COM BACK TO SCHOOL 2014


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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 Michelle P. Maidenberg, Ph.D., therapist and president of Westchester Group Works in Harrison, New York. “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.

Talent Type: The Solo Artist If your child clams up or clings to the wall during team activities, solo pursuits may be more her style for now. Don’t force team sports on a resistant child; instead, help her enjoy her interests and develop new ones in settings where she feels comfortable. Choose one-on-one or small-group lessons like art and music classes, or motor skills activities that emphasize individual skills instead of team skills, like swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, and tennis. Or buddy up; sign her up for a class with one close friend. Having a pal nearby might make an

games and support the team.

A child who prefers individual activities won’t necessarily miss out on social growth. can be fostered through participation in semi-organized activities like library storytimes, says Karen L. Peterson, Ph.D., child development professor at Washington State University Vancouver.

Talent Type: The Dabbler Swimming? Absolutely! Skiing? Sounds great! Martial arts? Hi-yaaah! Enthusiastic kids jump into new activities with gusto. But taking on too many activities at once can make it difficult to develop a strong commitment to any of them, says Hobson. Committing to an activity or a class—even for a short time—teaches responsibility and helps kids develop the competence that leads to satisfaction and self-esteem. So how can parents up the commitment factor? First, don’t overwhelm kids with too many choices, says Hobson. Offer two of three choices suited to a child’s interests, and let the child select one activity at a time. Discuss what he would like to get out of the chosen class. “Does he want to learn to dribble a basketball? Play a certain game? Do a somersault? With a goal, kids are more likely to stick with the class,” he says. If a child wants to bail on a team sport, parents have a great opportunity to talk about personal responsibility. “With team sports, it’s not just about you, it’s about other people,” says Hobson. He may decide that he doesn’t like soccer or basketball, and that’s fine—but he should continue to attend

Talent Type: The Dodger When kids want to quit a favorite pastime or just can’t seem to muster up enthusiasm about any activity, parents should try to uncover the source of the resistance,” says Maidenberg. “Often, a child doesn’t want to participate in something if they don’t feel confident or capable.” Have an open conversation to find out what’s going on. A resistant child may be responding to an overstimulating environment or a social conflict rather than the activity itself. To see whether this is the case, take the pressure off by enjoying an activity outside of a class setting. Playing soccer at a local park or putting on a dance recital at home can help build confidence and willingness to try. Kids may need a couple of weeks to warm up to a new class, says Pio Andreotti, Psy.D., clinical supervisor of child psychology with New York’s Long Island College Hospital. “Allow the child to observe first and then slowly encourage them to join when she feels ready,” he says. With the right activity and the right encouragement, self-esteem can flourish, says Maidenberg. “If an activity makes a child feel confident, valued, and encouraged, that’s what leads to growth.” Malia Jacobson is a nationally published health journalist and mom. Her latest book is Sleep Tight, Every Night: Helping Toddlers and Preschoolers Sleep Well Without Tears, Tricks, or Tirades.

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Elite Tumbling (462)

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8496 S. Harrison St., Suite 109 in Sandy 801.718.5263 elitetumbling.com With lessons available for tumbling, cheer, and even a bungee system for skiers and snowboarders, your whole family will want to learn at Elite Tumbling.

eMotion Dance (133)

9119 S. Monroe Plaza Way in Sandy 801.566.6222 eMotiondance.com eMotion Dance strives to create a professional atmosphere in which children of all ages can learn and grow as dancers. Young dancers get to feel the joy of movement to music and the satisfaction of learning balance, coordination and rhythm to prepare them for ballet and jazz classes.

Kindermusik - Song of the Heart Studios (139) Salt Lake City and West Jordan 801.953.0416 songheart.com

Music is the best activity for enhancing every aspect of your child’s development. At Kindermusik, we immerse your child in a rich, developmentally appropriate environment with a multi-sensory approach to learning that develops the whole child as well as prepares kids for formal music lessons. Come and sing, play, dance, imagine, and learn with us at our awardwinning studio. We offer classes for children birth to seven!

Millcreek Gymnastics (463)

3955 Wasatch Blvd, Suite A in Salt Lake City 801.718.4605 millcreekgym.com Your little ones, tweens, and teens will all enjoy the variety of classes offered at the Millcreek Gym. Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Cheer, Tumbling, Trampoline, and more!

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At the Finishing School we offer children and adult cooking and sewing classes, as well as birthday parties and events. We bring a new sense of fun to a dying art. Students thrive in this creative and positive environment as they learn these valuable skills.

We at MÜVKids have structured progressive learn-to-do activities and experiences (Swimming, Yoga, Tumbling, etc.) for your kids to this begin a love of active play. Activity and fitness helps brain development. We have also added other activities to help them then take advantage of the brainpower they are building (Art, Music, Reading, etc.).

Guitars, Drums and More (460)

The Paint Mixer (323)

10470 S. Redwood Rd. in South Jordan 801.282.6736 guitarsdrumsandmore.com

In our private one-on-one lessons, students learn hit songs, music theory and song writing. All styles of music from beginner to pro -- we teach them all. Music making is a passion that can last a lifetime and play an integral part in maintaining a healthy mind and body. We teach guitar, drums, bass, ukulele, violin and piano

Imagination Place (137)

1155 E. 3300 South in Salt Lake City 801.463.9067 imaginationplace.com Any child can become a musical all-star with Imagination Place’s gold standard programs. Explore, create, giggle, and learn with innovative programs taught in an environment that celebrates the natural wonder your child possesses. Our teachers have nearly 70 years combined experience and are formally educated in music and/or early childhood development to offer your child the best possible experience.

I. J. and Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center (136) 2 N. Medical Dr. in Salt Lake City 801.581.0098 slcjcc.org

We’ll pick up your children from school then return them after an afternoon filled with sports, swimming, rock climbing, art, field trips, homework labs and computer training. The program runs throughout the school year, with options for fullday and half-day camps during most school breaks. Pick up available at schools throughout the valley. 38 UTAHFAMILY.COM BACK TO SCHOOL 2014

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Discovery why The Paint Mixer was recently voted Favorite Art Center by the readers of Utah Family Magazine. Find your inner artist and tap into your creative side while learning the fundamentals of painting and exploring the world of acrylic paints and canvas. We offer kids and teens workshops, family workshops, party services, open paint times & more.

Safe Splash Swim School (393) Sugarhouse and Sandy 801.462.1695 safesplash.com

At SafeSplash Swim School lessons are held once, twice or three times per week for 30 minutes. Classes are continuous and tuition is billed monthly for as long as your child continues to swim with us. With no commitment, your child can focus on learning to swim safely while having fun!

Salt Lake City Ballet (145) 1164 S. Main St. in Salt Lake City 801.664.4607 slcballet.com

Make friends and dance hard! The Salt Lake City Ballet specializes in authentic classical ballet training taught in the Russian Vaganova method by internationally recognized faculty. Weekly intensives open to all ages and abilities including toddler, youth, teen and adult.


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Salt Lake Dance Center (146)

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2668 E. 2000 South in Salt Lake City 801.467.5404 saltlakedancecenter.com

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The Salt Lake Dance Center offers a wide variety of instruction for ages 3-17, with all levels of ability and desire. Whether you’re a serious dancer, or want to dance just for fun, this is the place for you!

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Singers Company (147)

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At Singers Company we sing, we dance, and most of all - we have FUN! Singers Company is a non-competitive performing group for girls ages 3-11. Our goal is to empower young girls to perform and gain confidence through music and dance.

Wasatch Arts Center is a school of dance and music providing an environment rich in artistic expression and talent. We have provided quality education in both dance and music for the past decade. We emphasize the importance of learning proper technique in a wholesome, family friendly atmosphere without the pressures of competitions or immodest dress or movement.

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Studio 56 Dance Center (148)

The Winner School (151)

Studio 56 Dance Center is designed to train dancers and performers in a positive structured environment. Their goal is to build self-esteem while creating talented dancers that express themselves and grow in a positive, challenging, and fun environment while dancing.

The Winner School is a nationally accredited, unique and excellent preschool and afterschool program for ages 2-13, dedicated to building self-esteem in your child. We are process oriented and believe your child will learn and retain more in a “hands-on” activity based program.

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YMCA of Utah (152) Taylorsville, West Valley City and Kearns 801.839.3388 ymcautah.org

SwimKids offers unique water safety and survival swimming lessons using techniques developed over the last 28+ years. Although SwimKids’ focus is with children, they also offer lessons to students of all ages and skill levels.

The YMCA of Northern Utah is a causedriven organization that is for youth development for healthy living and for social responsibility. Their mission is to provide communities with experiences that build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

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Zaniac (346)

3605 S. State Street in South Salt Lake 801.532.6000 uctheatre.org

Utah Children’s Theatre is Utah’s premiere theatre for performances by adults and children. In addition we offer several classes throughout the week for Pre-K -through high school and even adults! With affordable tuition, your family can build confidence and creativity in this fun theater program. 42 UTAHFAMILY.COM BACK TO SCHOOL 2014

1045 E. 2100 South in Salt Lake City 801.977.8580 zaniaclearning.com/sugarhouse At Zaniac, K-8 kids discover math and technology – and just how much fun learning can be. Forget drills and repetition. Zaniac’s fun after-school enrichment programs engage kids in creative, conceptual problem solving that builds confidence and helps them succeed in school.


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Growing Up Online By Carolyn Jabs

Helping Kids Get Enough Sleep in a 24/7 World For growing children, adequate sleep is every bit as important as nutritious food and daily exercise. Yet ever since Edison flipped on the first electric light, experts have been worrying about whether any of us are getting enough sleep. Now researchers are warning that online amusements, especially social media, are sabotaging sleep. Not long ago, the New York Times ran an anxious story about adolescents who “vamp”, staying up all night and using cellphones to surf, text, tweet, play games and binge watch their favorite shows. Apparently, some teens even text in their sleep, sending messages they don’t remember the next day. The best way to counteract these trends is to teach good sleep habits when kids are little and parents are firmly in control. Throughout elementary school, it’s a

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good idea to establish a clear bedtime by counting backward 10-11 hours from when a child needs to be up in the morning. (For current research about how much sleep kids need, visit www.parentingscience.com/ sleep-requirements.html ) To help kids fall asleep, guide them toward a predictable, self-soothing routine. A warm bath. Getting things organized for the day ahead. Low lights. Soft music. A bit of reading. A snuggle with a stuffed animal. The specific ingredients may vary depending on child’s age and temperament, but experts point out that learning to do something consistent in preparation for sleep has lifelong benefits. In middle school, children grow rapidly, so they still need more sleep--and less social media—than they think they do. Sleep experts recommend that bedrooms be tech-

free zones--no cellphones, video games or televisions. Period. Get an old-fashioned alarm clock, and insist that all devices observe a curfew in a room you can supervise. Make it a goal for everyone in the family to get an hour of tech-free time before bed. By high school, most kids will challenge these rules, so parents need new strategies. The most effective is to talk to teens about how plenty of sleep at night makes them happier during the day. The goal is to help kids develop a genuine appreciation for the benefits of sleep so they will make healthy decisions even when you aren’t around. Here are some points worth making:

How Much is Enough? Rather than arguing about how much sleep he or she needs, make your teen responsible for behaviors associated with being well-rested. Can your child get up at the right time in the morning and do what needs to be done without nagging from you? Can he or she stay awake and pay attention at school? Is your teen able to get through


most days without being hostile, grouchy or irritable—all common side effects of fatigue? Explain to your child that when the answer to all these questions is yes, you can back off about bedtime. If you see slippage in schedules, grades or moods, you’ll need to reassert control .

stimulant that interferes with the sleep cycle. In addition, many online pastimes— competitive games, social media “drama”, provocative programs—activate emotions that thwart sleep. If your teen resists the idea of disconnecting at bedtime, talk about what’s going on. Some teens whose lives are heavily scheduled feel that their only

The Risks of Too Little

unstructured time occurs after “lights out.”

Teens need to know about research showing that too little sleep has consequences for physical and mental health. In addition to the negative effects on mood and attention, sleep deprivation is also associated with higher blood pressure and an

Others experience FOMO (fear of missing out)

increase in stress hormones. Teens may also be interested to know that some researchers have connected too little sleep to increased feelings of hunger which may lead to weight gain.

Becoming Self Aware

Online Seductions Teen aren’t going to want to hear this, but sleep experts are convinced that being online before bedtime makes it harder to fall asleep. For one thing, light is a

whenever they are offline.

Understanding

why your teen wants a phone under the pillow may help you work together to establish better boundaries and balance.

Teens are more likely to make sleep a priority when they are aware of their own patterns, so encourage your child to keep a sleep diary. What time did he or she get into bed? How long did it take to fall asleep? What was happening immediately before bedtime? Did he or she wake up spontaneously (a sign that sleep was adequate)? When was your child tired during the day? Did he or she take a nap in the

afternoon? How long? Did he or she wake up refreshed or groggy? Doing this for a week or two may help your teen make the connection between better sleep and better performance during the day. Finally, remember that children who lead full and complicated lives may need help with the kind of off-line relaxation that leads to restorative sleep. Depending on your family’s values, you may want to encourage your child to pray, count blessings, meditate, keep a gratitude journal, focus on deep breathing or write down problems so they can be set aside. All of these are time-tested strategies for stepping away from the pressures of a 24/7 world and finding peace at the end of the day. Carolyn Jabs, M.A., raised three computer savvy kids including one with special needs. She has been writing Growing Up Online for ten years and is working on a book about constructive responses to conflict. Visit www. growing-up-online.com to read other columns. @ Copyright, 2014, Carolyn Jabs. All rights reserved.

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No-Bored-Kids Calendar August August 13 Kid’s Kitchen/Flavor Lab: Join Wasatch Community Gardens and the Leonardo Museum to grow and harvest veggies, create healthy dishes, and conduct delicious experiments. Registration required. The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City. 9 A.M. App Camp: Ages 8-18 design the perfect app, with personal assistance from teacher, and learn how to use the most upto-date app software. The Startup Building, 560 S. 100 West in Provo. 9 A.M. Kids in the Kitchen: Classes designed to teach children basic nutrition and cooking skills. Registration required. 10-11 A.M. and 11 A.M .–Noon. Marshall N. White Center, 222 28th in Ogden. 10 A.M. Little Fizzers Storytime: Drop-in storytime for young children. No registration required. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd in Salt Lake City. 10:30 A.M. Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-6 years with a caregiver. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd. in Holladay. 11 A.M. Ring Around the Rose: Performances for families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. The Leona Wagner Black Box Theater, 138 W.300 South in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Science Club: Do experiments and record your hypotheses and results in our Handy Dandy Notebooks! Ages 5-12. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd. in Holladay. Noon. Big Boomers Kidz Club: Science based activities for elementary ages. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 2 P.M. Book Into Movie Club: Come join us for the Book into Movie Club. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M. Family Treasure Geocache Course: Look for hidden treasure by learning to geocache using our Garmin GPS units. Bring comfortable shoes and wear pants or high socks. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Drive in Park City. 6:30 P.M. Kitchen Fun with Kids: Ages 4+ with an adult. Learn healthy recipes and cooking skills that you can do together. Registration required. West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West in West Jordan. 7 P.M. Talent in the Park: Come check out the

local talent! Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th St. in Ogden. 8 P.M. Catching Fire: Play games, win prizes, and watch a movie! SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St. in Orem. 8:30 P.M.

August 14 Kid’s Kitchen/Flavor Lab: Join Wasatch Community Gardens and the Leonardo Museum to grow and harvest veggies, create healthy dishes, and conduct delicious experiments. Registration required. The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City. 9 A.M. Wasatch Over Wasatch Trail Build Days: Help volunteers build the Wasatch over Wasatch (WOW) trail from Park City to Heber City. Canyons Resort, 4000 Canyons Resort Dr. in Park City. 9 A.M. App Camp: Ages 8-18 design the perfect app, with personal assistance from teacher, and learn how to use the most upto-date app software. The Startup Building, 560 S. 100 West in Provo. 9 A.M. Kinetic Kids: Join us for an hour of fun and games. West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West in West Jordan. 11 A.M. Weird Science: Explore science through hands-on science experiments and activities. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Boulevard in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M.

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Sparking Craft Fun: Create a fun craft anytime between 3-7 P.M. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M. Bountiful Farmer’s Market: Enjoy fresh produce locally grown and support local business. Bountiful Farmer’s Market, 100 E. 100 South in Bountiful. 3 P.M. Sunset Safari: Come see your favorite animals get ready for bed! Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave. in Salt Lake City. 5:30 P.M. Aquatic Animal Adaptations: The Living Planet Aquarium presents this special exhibit. The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: This coming to age musical is beloved by families everywhere. SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St in Orem. 8 P.M. Country Dancing: Country dancing for all ages and fun for the whole family! Black Island Farms, 3178 S. 3000 West in Syracuse. 8 P.M.

August 15 Ogden Nature Center Day Camp Ages 8-10. Explore beaks, feet, talons, and feathers on raptors. Crafts and fun! Ogden Nature Center, 966 West 12th Street in Ogden. 8:30 A.M.

App Camp: Ages 8-18 design the perfect app, with personal assistance from teacher, and learn how to use the most upto-date app software. The Startup Building, 560 S. 100 West in Provo. 9 A.M. Great Salt Lake Truck Show: Features dozens of large 18-wheeler trucks on display and to see and even get behind the wheel and honk the horn! Thanksgiving Point, Electric Park, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. 10 A.M. Move and Groove Playtime: Dance, laugh, play, and move at a movement storytime. Ages 2 + with adult. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 10:30 A.M. Kid Flicks: Watch a free kid-friendly movie. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Road in Holladay. 2 P.M. Scientist in the Spotlight: Join a featured scientist and listen to them explain their role in the community! Then, explore the museum! Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M. Standard-Examiner Block Party: Join the community for the annual block party! Free fun and entertainment. Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th St. in Ogden. 4 P.M. Ferragosto! Italian Festival: Free, familyfriendly celebration of all things Italian:


food, beverages, delicious desserts, arts, and music. St. Ambrose Parish, 1975 S. 2300 East in Salt Lake City. 5 P.M. The Taming of the Shrew: Watch this Shakespearean classic and support the YWCA shelter! Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: This coming to age musical is beloved by families everywhere. SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St in Orem. 8 P.M. Family Flicks: Enjoy free, familyfriendly movies outside on the Plaza Deck! Snowbird Ski Resort, 9600 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd. in Snowbird. 8:30 P.M. Friday Night Flicks: Join us for a family movie! Kearns Oquirrh Fitness Center at the Park, 5624 S. 4800 West in Kearns. 9 P.M.

August 16 Davis County Walks 5K Walk/Run and Kids Mud Run: This is a family friendly wellness event that gets everyone physically active. Registration required. Davis County Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West in Farmington. 7:30 A.M. RAMP Free Saturdays: Free admission to Ogden Nature Center. Explore, hike, meet wildlife, and get into nature. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden. 9 A.M. Great Salt Lake Truck Show: Features dozens of large 18-wheeler trucks on display and to see and even get behind the wheel and honk the horn! Thanksgiving Point, Electric Park, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. 10 A.M. Adventures in Art: A guided tour of a current exhibition and create a fun, hands-on art project. Free, but registration is required. BYU Museum of Art, North Campus Drive in Provo. 10 A.M. Schoolage Sensory Fun: Free group for school age children and teens with special needs, caretakers, and siblings. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 10:30 A.M. Blooming Numbers Garden: Make a beautiful and educational number garden! Lakeshore Learning, 5480 S. 900 East in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Scales and Tails: See and touch spiders, scorpions or roaches, a crocodilian skull, and reptiles. No tickets required. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman . 11 A.M. Pete the Cat and the New Guy Storytime: Get ready for school with Pete the Cat!. Barnes & Noble (South Towne), 10180 S. State Street in Sandy. 11 A.M. Drawing Dinosaurs with Cartoonist Cal Grodahl: Artist will be on hand to assist families test their own skills with supplies provided. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. Noon.

Storytelling: Local storyteller take families on a fun and interactive adventure! The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City. Noon. Saturday Sing-Along: Sing along to movies with your family. Free popcorn!. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South in Murray. 1 P.M. Paleontology Talk: Ever wanted to ask an expert about dinosaurs? Here’s your chance! George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, 1544 E. Park Blvd in Ogden. 1 and 3:30 P.M.

all sleepover supplies. Ogden Nature Center, 966 West 12th Street in Ogden. 6 P.M. Family Treasure Geocache Course: Look for hidden treasure by learning to geocache using our Garmin GPS units. Bring comfortable shoes and wear pants or high socks. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Drive in Park City. 6:30 P.M. The Taming of the Shrew: Watch this Shakespearean classic and support the YWCA shelter! Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M.

Third Saturday for Families: Make a take craft project and storytime for families! Utah Museum of Fine Arts , 410 Campus Center Dr. in Salt Lake City. 1 P.M.

Despicable Me 2: Free movie on the Capitol lawn! Bring blankets and a picnic. Utah State Capitol Building, 350 N. State Street in Salt Lake City. 7:30 P.M.

Saturday Matinee: Enjoy films with your family and have free popcorn. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South in Murray. 1 P.M.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: This coming to age musical is beloved by families everywhere. SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St in Orem. 8 P.M.

Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with local animals! Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M.

The Princess Bride: A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, and a beautiful princess! Thanksgiving Point, Farm Country, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. 9 P.M.

Fizz Boom Summer Spectacular: Games, crafts, activities, and more! South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd in South Jordan. 2 P.M. Dog Day Afternoons: Kids practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a nonthreatening environment. Salt Lake City Library: Chapman Branch, 577 S. 900 West in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M. Anime Club: Come to our fun Anime Club for ages 10-17. Learn about culture, play games, discuss your favorite manga/ anime. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 3 P.M. Gamer’s Club: Come play or learn to play Yu-Gi-Oh or Magic: the Gathering. Prizes awarded to winners. All ages. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 3:15 P.M. Ferragosto! Italian Festival: Free, familyfriendly celebration of all things Italian: food, beverages, delicious desserts, arts, and music. St. Ambrose Parish, 1975 S. 2300 East in Salt Lake City. 5 P.M. Earth, Wind and Fire: Farmers market, food vendors, cooking and gardening classes, live music, and the movie ‘The Hunger Games’ beginning at 9 pm. Eastwood Elementary School, 3305 S. Wasatch Blvd in Salt Lake City. 5:30 P.M. Campout: Bring your tent, camping gear, and a picnic dinner for an unbelievable family night in the Garden! Games, s’mores, a tour of the Garden, and a late night movie. Breakfast also provided. Registration required. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 5:30 P.M. Family Camp: Camp under the stars with your family! Learn about night animals, take a hike, and enjoy songs, skits and smores. Breakfast provided. Please bring

August 17 Hummingbirds Day: Learn about and watch these beautiful little birds. Registration required by calling 801-7219569. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South in Syracuse. Noon.

movie. Rock Canyon Park, 1200 E. 2620 North in Provo. 9 P.M. Off-to-School Storytime Celebration: For ages 3-5 just starting preschool or elementary. Stories, songs and other fun surprises! Salt Lake City Library: Chapman Branch, 577 S. 900 West in Salt Lake City. All Day.

August 19 Off-to-School Storytime Celebration: Stories, songs and other fun surprises for ages 3-5! Salt Lake City Library: Chapman Branch, 577 S. 900 West in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Toddler Reptile Show: For 4 years and younger. Stories, jokes, and fun! See and touch reptiles. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 2 P.M. Chess at Sweet: All skill levels welcome! Salt Lake City Library: Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch, 455 F Street in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M. Royal Ballet: Princess characters will be explored through story dancing. Wear favorite princess costume. Ballet shoes optional. JL Sorenson Recreation Center, 5350 W. Herriman Main Street in Herriman. 3 P.M. Kids Book Club: Ages 8-12. Trivia and activities about the books. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd. in Holladay. 4 P.M.

The Taming of the Shrew: Watch this Shakespearean classic and support the YWCA shelter! Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West in Salt Lake City. 5 P.M.

Science Lab: Science experiments, activities and crafts. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 4 P.M.

August 18

ScienKids: Fun science experiments. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Road in South Jordan. 4:30 P.M.

Monday Movie Matinee: Free afternoon movie. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 2 P.M. Family Movie Night: Bring the family and enjoy a night of fun and great movies. Magna Library, 8339 W. 3500 South in Magna. 5 P.M. Pajama Monster’s Storytime: For kids of all ages with a participating adult. Wear your jammies! West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West in West Jordan. 7 P.M. S.T.E.A.M. Magic: Is it magic…or science? Fun magic tricks and experiments. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 7 P.M. Desert Wind: Outdoor musical and cultural experience for the whole family, all summer long. Free. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 3100 S. 1355 West in West Valley City. 7 P.M. Monday Night Movies on the Mountain: Family movies with a breathtaking view! Park City Mountain Resort, 1310 Lowell Ave. in Park City. 8 P.M. Movies in the Park: Enjoy a big screen movie in the great outdoors! BYOB (bug repellent and blankets). Play Wii before the

Animal Sketch Night: Enjoy the exhibit during after hour’s to stop and sketch the animals! Bring own supplies. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S in Salt Lake City. 5 P.M. Gateway to Health : Laughing Yoga Family Nights: Free family yoga! Bring a water bottle. The Gateway Shopping Mall (near the fountains), 131 S. Rio Grande St. in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M.

August 20 Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-6 years with a caregiver. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd. in Holladay. 11 A.M. Science Club: Do experiments and record your hypotheses and results in our Handy Dandy Notebooks! Ages 5-12. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd. in Holladay. Noon. Big Boomers Kidz Club: Science based activities for elementary ages. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 2 P.M. Library Game Night: Play board games,

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No-Bored-Kids Calendar card games, and more! For all ages. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South in Murray. 6 p.m. Utah Symphony Night: Join us for a night of music with the Utah Symphony! The Gallivan Center, Gallivan Avenue in Salt Lake City. 8 P.M.

Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 11 A.M. Mini-Motorized Robots: Learn about electricity and build our own minimotorized robotic creations! Ages 10-17. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 3 P.M.

Music & Movement: Music and movement for ages 1 and up with adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman. 10:30 A.M.

Hoops, Hops & Howlers: Farmers market, food vendors, cooking and gardening classes, live music, and the movie beginning at 9 P.M. Canyon Rim Park, 3096 S. Grace Street in Salt Lake City. 5:30 P.M.

Sparking Craft Fun: Create a fun craft anytime between 3-7 P.M. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M.

Ogden Roots & Blues Festival: Music, entertainment, and kids’ activities. North Fork Park Cutler Flats, 6413 North Fork Rd in Eden. 7 P.M.

Bountiful Farmer’s Market: Enjoy fresh produce locally grown and support local business. Bountiful Farmer’s Market, 100 E. 100 South in Bountiful. 3 P.M.

Friday Night Flicks: Join us for a family movie! Kearns Oquirrh Fitness Center at the Park, 5624 S. 4800 West in Kearns. 9 P.M.

Family Night: Plantechimals: Fun night for the whole family! The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City. 6 P.M.

Off-to-School Storytime Celebration: For ages 3-5 just starting preschool or elementary. Stories, songs and other fun surprises! Salt Lake City Library: Chapman Branch, 577 S. 900 West in Salt Lake City. All Day.

August 21

Anime Club: Get your Anime games on monthly as we preview anime episodes, meet new friends, and eat treats. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Boulevard in Salt Lake City. 6:45 P.M. Kitchen Fun with Kids: Ages 4+ with an adult. Learn healthy recipes and cooking skills that you can do together. Registration required. West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West in West Jordan. 7 P.M. Country Dancing: Country dancing for all ages and fun for the whole family! Black Island Farms, 3178 S. 3000 West in Syracuse. 8 P.M.

August 22 Animal Science with Miss Allison: Find out the different kinds of food, shelter and care that is needed for animals. Riverton

August 23 Share a Smile Triathlon: Runners, swimmers, and bikers compete in this family event for a great cause! Scera Pool, 701 S. State Street Orem, UT in Orem. 7 A.M. Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Walk: Walk as a family, group, or individual to support this cause! Sugar House Park, 1350 E. 2100 South in Salt Lake City. 8 A.M. RAMP Free Saturdays: Free admission to Ogden Nature Center. Explore, hike, meet wildlife, and get into nature. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden. 9 A.M.

Fairy Tale Event: Show incudes Fashion shows, magical creature shows, drawings, princesses, Disney princesses, princes, knights, spider man. South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St. in Sandy. 10 A.M. Silly Face Magnetic Note Holder: Join us for a fun craft! Lakeshore Learning, 5480 S. 900 East in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Paleontology Talk: Ever wanted to ask an expert about dinosaurs? Here’s your chance! George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, 1544 E. Park Blvd in Ogden. 1 and 3:30 P.M. Bug Brigade: Observe and handle live bugs to learn about these arthropods’ anatomy, behavior, and roles. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M. From the Horses’ Mouth: Learn about an ancient horse species that walked the Earth 3.5 million years ago! Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M. LEGO at the Library: Build and imagine with the help of Legos! Salt Lake City Library: Anderson-Foothill Branch, 1135 S. 2100 East in Salt Lake City. 3:30 P.M. Farewell to Summer: Say farewell to summer with by swimming, a storytime, and a picnic! Bring your swimsuit. Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N Medical Drive in Salt Lake City. 5 P.M. Ogden Roots & Blues Festival: Music, entertainment, and kids’ activities. North Fork Park Cutler Flats, 6413 North Fork Rd in Eden. 7 P.M. Families Making Music: Join us for live music at Temple Square. Assembly Hall on Temple Square, SLC, 15 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City. 7:30 P.M. Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Watch this fun movie with your whole family. Thanksgiving Point, Farm Country, 3003 N. Thanksgiving

Way in Lehi. 9 P.M.

August 24 Ogden Roots & Blues Festival: Music, entertainment, and kids’ activities. North Fork Park Cutler Flats, 6413 North Fork Rd in Eden. 7 P.M.

August 25 Monday Movie Matinee: Free afternoon movie. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 2 P.M. Timpanogos Storytelling Event: Beautiful stories told by professional story tellers for the entire family. Free. Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West in West Jordan. 7 P.M. Mama’s Temple Choir: Family music and entertainment. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 3100 S. 1355 West in West Valley City. 8 P.M. Movies in the Park: Enjoy a big screen movie in the great outdoors! BYOB (bug repellent and blankets). Play Wii before the movie. Rock Canyon Park, 1200 E. 2620 North in Provo. 9 P.M.

August 26 Science Lab: Science experiments, activities and crafts. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 4 P.M. ScienKids: Fun science experiments. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Road in South Jordan. 4:30 P.M. Sunset Safari: See your favorite animals get ready for bed! Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave. in Salt Lake City. 5:30 P.M. Gateway to Health : Laughing Yoga Family Nights: Free family yoga! Bring a water bottle. The Gateway Shopping Mall (near the fountains), 131 S. Rio Grande St. in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M.

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August 27

801-721-9569. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South in Syracuse. 11 A.M.

Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 7 P.M.

Drop-In Storytime: Drop in storytime for your little ones. Tyler Library, 8041 Wood St. in Midvale. 10:30 A.M.

Whimsical Wind Catcher: Create you very own wind catcher! Lakeshore Learning, 5480 S. 900 East in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M.

September 3

Preschool Power Play: Fun play group for preschool ages and adult. West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West in West Jordan. 10:30 A.M. Big Boomers Kidz Club: Science based activities for elementary ages. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 2 P.M.

August 28 Bountiful Farmer’s Market: Enjoy fresh produce locally grown and support local business. Bountiful Farmer’s Market, 100 E. 100 South in Bountiful. 3 P.M.

HawkWatch: Observe live raptors up-close and examine a variety of specimensfeathers, eggs, and claws! Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. Noon. Paleontology Talk: Ever wanted to ask an expert about dinosaurs? Here’s your chance! George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, 1544 E. Park Blvd in Ogden. 1 and 3:30 P.M. Movie Matinee: Families come watch The Lorax! Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 2 P.M.

Sparking Craft Fun: Create a fun craft anytime between 3-7 P.M. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M.

#UtahProgress Block Party: Outdoor block party for all of Salt Lake! Entertainment and food. SLC Arts Hub, 663 W. 100 South in Salt Lake City. 4 P.M.

Lego Crew: Have fun with the library’s collection of LEGO bricks and books. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd in South Jordan. 4:15 P.M.

Swiss Days Train: Special Swiss Days train ride! Tickets only $10. Heber Valley Railroad, 450 S. 600 West in Heber City. All Day.

Utah Hogle Zoo presents Animal Superpowers: Explore the super powers of animals! The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M.

August 31

Country Dancing: Country dancing for all ages and fun for the whole family! Black Island Farms, 3178 S. 3000 West in Syracuse. 8 P.M.

August 29 Kindermusik Open House: Free class! Music, movement, instruments, singing, and more for newborns-7. Registration required. Song of the Heart Studios, 2670 S. 2000 East (lower level) in Salt Lake City. 10 and 11 A.M. Frozen: Movie Under the Stars: Free movie on the Capitol lawn! Bring blankets and a picnic. Utah State Capitol Building, 350 N. State St. in Salt Lake City. 7:30 P.M. Friday Night Flicks: Join us for a family movie! Kearns Oquirrh Fitness Center at the Park, 5624 S. 4800 West in Kearns. 9 P.M. Swiss Days Train: Special Swiss Days train ride! Tickets only $10. Heber Valley Railroad, 450 S. 600 West in Heber City. All Day.

August 30 RAMP Free Saturdays: Free admission to Ogden Nature Center. Explore, hike, meet wildlife, and get into nature. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden. 9 A.M. Sharp Teeth and Hooked Beaks: Learn about the predators of Antelope Island! Park entrance fees apply. For info call

Beauty for Cancer 5k Fun Run: Come join us for a great cause and fun event.. Dress as your favorite hero, to give tribute to those that inspire the beauty! Sugar House Park, 1350 E. 2100 South in Salt Lake City. 8 A.M. Summer Sunday Market at The Gateway: Musical entertainment, brunch specials, arts and family fun! The Gateway Shopping Mall (near the fountains), 131 S. Rio Grande St. in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M.

September September 1 Disney Live: Mickey’s sing along concert! Come sing along to your favorites. Tickets available for purchase online. EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple in Salt Lake City. 4 P.M. Labor Day Luau: Traditional island food and entertainment. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. 6 P.M.

September 2 Storytime: Drop in storytime! Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 11 A.M. Library Explorers: Explore the library! Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 4: 15 P.M. Pokemon/Bakugan: Come and play Pokemon and Bakugan! Ages 8 and older.

All Aboard the Golden Spike Express: Take a ride on this historic train and make a craft! Sandy Library, 10100 S. Petunia Way in Sandy. 10:30 A.M. Preschool Storytime: Storytime for preschoolers! West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South in West Valley City. 11:15 A.M.

September 4 Salt Lake Comic Con: Make this year the biggest con ever! Accio Nerd! Salt Palace Convention Center, 90 S. West Temple in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M. Lego Club: Have fun with legos! Sandy Library, 10100 S. Petunia Way in Sandy. 4 P.M. The Amazing Adam: Juggling, clowning, illusions, and magic! Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Road in Holladay. 4 P.M.

Magic Grand Prix 2014: Magic tricks, gags, and illusions! South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St in Sandy. 11 A.M. Dog Day Afternoons: Practice reading with a fuzzy friend in a positive, nonthreatening environment. Salt Lake City Library: Anderson-Foothill Branch, 1135 S. 2100 East in Salt Lake City. 1 P.M. Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with local animals! Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M. Salt Lake Comic Con: Make this year the biggest con ever! Accio Nerd! Salt Palace Convention Center, 90 S. West Temple in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M. Clue: Great movie, games, and prizes! SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St. in Orem. 8:30 P.M.

September 7 Magic Grand Prix 2014: Magic tricks, gags, and illusions! South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St in Sandy. 11 A.M.

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Magic Grand Prix 2014: Magic tricks, gags, and illusions! South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St in Sandy. 11 A.M.

Gotta Move!: Move and shake with your little ones. Whitmore Library, 2197 Ft. Union Blvd in Fort Union. 10:30 A.M.

Scientist in the Spotlight: Join a featured scientist and listen to them explain their role in the community! Then, explore the museum! Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M.

Play and Pretend: Toddlers and preschoolers can use their imagination to play! Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 10:30 A.M.

Salt Lake Comic Con: Make this year the biggest con ever! Accio Nerd! Salt Palace Convention Center, 90 S. West Temple in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M.

Book Dudes in Action: Stories, crafts, and activities for dudes! Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East in Salt Lake City. 3:30 P.M.

Ready Race Party: Build and race lego cars! School age. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West in Taylorsville. 4 P.M.

Family Movie Night: Bring the entire family to enjoy a movie . Free popcorn! Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South in Murray. 6:30 P.M.

Lego Movie: Watch the movie and play games. Prizes for the winners! SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St in Or.em. 8:30 P.M.

The Lion and the Mouse: This fun family puppet show will have everyone giggling. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 7 P.M.

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FARE Walk for Food Allergy Salt Lake City: Family friendly walk for awareness. No charge to register but fundraising encouraged! Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 S. 900 East in Salt Lake City. 10 A.M. SLO Bike Rodeo: Free event for ages 4-14 focused on promoting bicycle safety. Hawthorne Elementary School, 1675 S. 600 East in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. How to Babysit a Grandpa & Grandma: Celebrate Grandparents Day! Bring grandma, grandpa or parents for crafts, singing, and fun! Salt Lake City Library: Anderson-Foothill Branch, 1135 S. 2100 East in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Grandparents Storytime: Storytime and activities for grandparents and kids. Barnes & Noble (South Towne), 10180 S. State St. in Sandy. 11 A.M.

Book Dudes: Activities and stories just for dudes! Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 4:15 P.M. Discovery Hour: Join us for Discovery Hour at the library! Herriman Library, 5380 W.Herriman Main St in Herriman . 4:30 P.M. Science Movie Night: Fun science movie followed by discussions with an expert! Salt Lake City Public Library: Main Library, 210 E. 400 South in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M. Great Reads for Girls: For girls 7-12 and adult. Crafts, books, and fun! Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd in Holladay. 7 P.M.

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No-Bored-Kids Calendar storytime! Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd in Salt Lake City. 10:30 A.M.

Preschool Storytime: Storytime for preschoolers! West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South in West Valley City. 11:15 A.M. Lion and the Mouse Puppet Show: Giggle along with this silly and entertaining puppet show. Draper Library 1136 Pioneer Rd. in Draper. 11:15 and 1:15 P.M. Spy Academy KidZ Club: Afterschool program for kids. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 4 P.M. Yoga for Kids: Yoga for kids 10 and under. Bring water bottle and dress to move! Millcreek Library, 2675 S. 8950 West in Millcreek. 4 P.M. Tween Time: Time just for tweens! Make friends and hangout. South Jordan Library, 10673 Redwood Rd., in South Jordan. 4:30 P.M. Book Dudes: Activities, games, and books…just for dudes! Ages 6-12. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 7 P.M. Silent Movie Night: Bring the whole family down and watch classic silent movies on our huge screen! Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East in Sandy. 8 P.M.

September 11 Wee Read: Songs, books, activities, and movement for 3 and under with adult. Whitmore Library, 2197 Ft. Union Blvd. in Fort Union. 11:15 A.M. No Girls Allowed: Join us at the library for No Girls Allowed! West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South in West Valley City. 4 P.M.

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Great Reads for Girls: Activities, crafts, and fun! For girls 8-12 and adult. . Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 7 P.M.

September 12 Friday Fairytale: Join us for a special fairytale story time! Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd in Salt Lake City. 4 P.M. Magic Tree House Book Club: Talk about the books series and do related activities! Ages 7 and up. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West in Taylorsville. 4 P.M. Yabba Dabba Doo Fun Run: 5k fun run. Be prepared to glow in the dark and see dinosaurs all lit up! George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, 1544 E. Park Blvd in Ogden. 7 P.M. Witch Displays Out: The witches are out and ready to play for WitchFest 2014. You’ll get bewitched as you snap and share your photos! Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South in West Jordan. All Day.

September 13 Annual Touch a Truck Event: Climb on, explore, and learn about the trucks that make our city run! Valley Fair Mall, 3601 S. 2700 West (Constitution Blvd.) in Salt Lake City. 10 A.M. Mexicofest 2014: Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with entertainment, food, and fun! Infinity Event Center, 26 E. 600 South in Salt Lake City. 10 A.M.

Afternoon @ the Movies: Watch a great family movie! Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman. 4 P.M.

The Princess Tea: Princess’s 2-10 years and their escorts enjoy stories, snacks, dance, exhibit tours, fashion, and a service project. Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South in Springville. 10 A.M. and 1 P.M.

Great Reads for Girls: Girls ages 8-12 with caring adult. Join us for lively discussions, activities, friendship, and fun! Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main

Where the Wild Things Are Storytime: A special reading of this beloved classic. Barnes & Noble (South Towne), 10180 S. State St. in Sandy. 11 A.M.

Family Day: 3D: Free family day to see the exhibits and make 3D art of your own! Woodbury Art Museum, 575 E. University Pkwy #250 in Orem. 11:30 A.M.

Great Reads for Girls: Activities, stories, and fun for girls ages 8-12 with parent. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd in South Jordan. 7 P.M.

Bug Brigade: Observe and handle live bugs to learn about these arthropods’ anatomy, behavior, and roles. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M.

Great Reads for Little Sisters: Stories, discussions, and fun for girls ages 6-8 and parent. Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Rd., in Draper. 7:15 P.M.

Neighborhood House Tent Party 2014: Annual community party celebrating all the word the Neighborhood House has done! Neighborhood House, 1050 W. 500 South in Salt Lake City. 6 P.M.

Cuddle Time: Curl up and listen to stories. For preschoolers and adult. Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Rd., in Draper. 10:15 A.M.

September 14 Second Sunday Music Series: Spend Sunday afternoons singing with the birds! Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South in Salt Lake City. Noon.

September 15 Adam Schmigdal Magician: Free family entertainment! Magic, jokes, and illusions. Magna Library, 8339 W. 3500 South in Magna. 7 P.M. Magic of Autumn: Celebrate Autumn with this fun family magic show! Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 7 P.M.

September 16 Storytime Station: Drop in storytime for preschoolers. Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Rd., in Draper. 11:15 A.M. Chess at Sweet: All skill levels welcome! Salt Lake City Library: Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch, 455 F Street in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M. Popcorn Party: Have fun with popcorn. Elementary ages. Sandy Library, 10100 S. Petunia Way in Sandy. 4 P.M. Book Dudes: Are you a dude that loves books? Come hang out and discuss book with other guys! Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman . 4:30 P.M.

September 17

Storytime for Everyone: Come enjoy a storytime! Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd in Salt Lake City. 10:30 A.M. Preschool Storytime: Storytime for preschoolers! West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South in West Valley City. 11:15 A.M. Library Game Night: Play board games, card games, and more! For all ages. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South in Murray. 6 p.m. Great Reads for Girls: Stories, crafts, and fun girls 8-12 with parent. Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Rd., in Draper. 7 P.M.

September 18 Hula Hoop Weaving: Create a fun hula hoop and create a big rug for the library. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M. Book Dudes: Adventures and stories just for guys! Registration required. Ages 7-11. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd in South Jordan. 4 P.M. Puppet Show The Lion and the Mouse: Elementary ages will love this fun and colorful puppet show. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Road in Holladay. 4:30 P.M. Great Reads for Girls: Join us for some great reads for girls! West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South in West Valley City.

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Family Travels

Have a Wild, Woolly Weekend at Idaho’s Trailing of the Sheep Festival One would be hard pressed to find a more authentic or unique cultural heritage event than the 18th annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival, held October 9th – 12th, 2014 in the picturesque Wood River Valley of Idaho. Every year the popular Trailing of the Sheep Festival celebrates the 150+ year tradition of moving sheep from mountain summer pastures south through the valley to traditional winter grazing and lambing areas. This annual migration is Idaho living history and a weekend long family-friendly festival that highlights the people, arts, cultures, and traditions of sheep ranching in Idaho and the west. This is not a reenactment; it is living history at its best. The wild and wooly event has national and international appeal, drawing thousands each autumn to the charming mountain communities of Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley in

central Idaho. The Trailing of the Sheep Festival has garnered its share of top accolades including being recognized as one of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World by msn.com travel, Top Ten US Fall Festivals by smartertravel.com, Top Animal Festivals in the World and Top Ten Fall Festivals by USA Today, One of the Greatest Cultural Events in the West by Northwest Travel and is the recipient of the Idaho Governor’s Award for Cultural Heritage. In 2014, the Festival begins a three-year program “Celebrating Generations.” Listen, learn, share and save the memories of western families – dreamers, all of them, who live and work the land and are the keepers of open space. Ranching families will be attending from around the west to share their stories and help trail the sheep through the Wood River Valley.

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The four-day Festival includes nonstop activities in multiple venues - history, folk and traditional arts, a Folklife Fair and Fiber Festival with classes and workshops, music, dance, storytelling and two days of Championship Sheepdog Trials. There is dancing, singing, music and food honoring the tradition of welcoming fathers, brothers, sons and family home from a long summer of grazing in the mountains. This Festival honors the colorful history, heritage and cultures of Idaho and the west.

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Fiber Festival with classes, workshops, fleece competition, exhibits and special lectures.

Wool show and fleece competition including exhibits and free presentations

Championship Sheepdog Trials with 50 of the most talented border collies in the U.S.

Sheepherder’s Ball with the sizzling Hot Club of Cowtown, named the best music group of 2012 by True West magazine.

Trailing of the Sheep Parade starring 2,000 sheep trailing down Main Street Ketchum. It’s a wall of wool! Plus sheep wagons, ethnic dancers and musicians and Father Ken “blessing the flock” of sheep.

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Authentic Sheep Folklife Fair featuring Basque, Scottish Polish and Peruvian dancers and music, sheep shearing, sheep wagon displays, storytelling sessions, sheep and wool exhibits, and shops classes, children’s activities and lamb created by local chefs. Culinary events like Cooking with Idaho Lamb classes, For the Love of Lamb Foodie Fest, Lamb Feast, authentic Lamb barbecue. Sheep Tales Gathering

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No-Bored-Kids Calendar 7 P.M.

September 19 Princess Party: Preschoolers and adult will love this Frozen themed princess storytime and party! Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 10:30 A.M. My Pet Book Storytime: What happens when a boy wants a different kind of pet? Barnes & Noble (South Towne), 10180 S. State St. in Sandy. 11 A.M. Scientist in the Spotlight: Join a featured scientist and listen to them explain their role in the community! Then, explore the museum! Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M. Herriman’s Lego League: For 1-6 grade. Lego’s provided! Sign up 15 minutes before session. No late arrivals, please! Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman. 2:30 P.M. Book Dudes: Adventures and action for dudes that love to read. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd. in Holladay. 4 P.M.

September 20 Cowboy Festival: Western and horse themed entertainment for the whole family. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 10 A.M Drawing Dinosaurs with Cartoonist Cal Grodahl: Get help drawing dinosaurs in the gallery! Supplies provided. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. Noon. Third Saturday for Families: Make a take craft project and storytime for families! Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr. in Salt Lake City. 1 P.M. Saturday Matinee: Enjoy films with your family and have free popcorn. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South in Murray. 1 P.M. Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with local animals! Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M. Anime Club: Come to our fun Anime Club for ages 10-17. Learn about culture, play games, discuss your favorite manga/ anime. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 3 P.M.

September 22 Gotta Move!: Move and groove with your little ones. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd in Salt Lake City. 10:30 A.M. Play and Pretend: Preschoolers and adult play pretend. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 10:30 A.M.

Playtime Fun: Activities and play for preschooler and adult. Sandy Library, 10100 S. Petunia Way in Sandy. 10:30 A.M. Amazing Adam: Family entertainment with jokes and magic! Sandy Library, 10100 S. Petunia Way in Sandy. 7 P.M. Autumn Magic: Celebrate the coming of Fall with a fun magic show. Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Rd., in Draper. 7 P.M. Family Night: Family games and fun at the library. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 7 P.M.

September 23 How the Bluebird Became Blue: Fun puppet show for preschoolers and adult. Magna Library, 8339 W. 3500 South in Magna. 11:00 A.M. Hometown Heroes Storytime: Cars and Trucks and Things That Go! Stories and activities will round out the fun. Barnes & Noble (South Towne), 10180 S. State St. in Sandy. 11 A.M. Storytime Station: Special storytime just for preschoolers and caregivers. Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Rd., in Draper. 11:15 A.M. Great Reads for Girls: Activities, stories, and activities for girls 8-12 and adult. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M. The Amazing Adam: Entertainment, jokes, and magic! West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West in West Jordan. 7 P.M.

September 24 A to Z Story Time: Learn the alphabet with stories and discovery. Toddlers with adult. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd in South Jordan. 10 and 11 A.M. Cuddle Time: Cuddle up with your preschooler for stories. Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Rd., in Draper. 11:15 A.M. Storytime for Everyone: Come enjoy a storytime! Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd in Salt Lake City. 10:30 A.M. Preschool Storytime: Storytime for preschoolers! West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South in West Valley City. 11:15 A.M. Yoga for Kids: Ages 10 and under can stretch and move with yoga! Bring water bottle and dress to move. 2266 E. Evergreen Ave. in Millcreek. 4 P.M.

September 26 Beehive Kickoff Party: Learn about this year’s Beehive program. Get prizes for reading! Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700

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West in Taylorsville. 10:30 A.M. Back-to-School Storytime: Stories and activities celebrating new friendships. Barnes & Noble (South Towne), 10180 S. State St. in Sandy. 11 A.M. Book Dudes: Activities, adventures, and stories! Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Rd., in Draper. 4 P.M.

September 27 The Lion and the Mouse Puppet Show: Kids will love this preschool geared puppet show. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman. 11 A.M. Local Authors & You: Are you a writer? Do you want to be? Learn the ropes from local authors. Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West in West Jordan. 1 P.M. Bug Brigade: Observe and handle live bugs to learn about these arthropods’ anatomy, behavior, and roles. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M. HawkWatch: Observe live raptors up-close and examine a variety of specimensfeathers, eggs, and claws! Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. Noon.

September 28 Summer Sunday Market at The Gateway: Musical entertainment, brunch specials, arts and family fun! The Gateway Shopping Mall (near the fountains), 131 S. Rio Grande St. in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M.

September 29 Amazing Adam: Illusions, juggling, balloons, and magic! Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M. Drumbus: Board this bus full of musical instruments and discover your talent! 4740 W. 4100 South in West Valley. 7 P.M. Family Night: Activities, games, and treats for the whole family. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 7 P.M.

September 30 The Day the Crayons Quit Storytime: Special telling of this great story! Barnes & Noble (South Towne), 10180 S. State St. in Sandy. 11 A.M.

Ongoing Mondays Holladay Hop ‘N’ Harmonies: Movement and music, with a short story break. All ages welcome. No registration required. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Road in Holladay. 10:15 and 10:45 A.M. Ready, Set, Move!: Music and movement for preschool children ages 3-5 with caregiver. Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Rd. in Draper. 10:30 and 11 A.M. Music in Motion: Come on down for music and fun activities! Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 West 100 South in Salt Lake City. 10:30 A.M. Monday Movie Matinee: Join us for a movie matinee! Located in the Riverton Meeting Room. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 2 P.M. Baby & Me: Books, music, and fun for newborn-18 months. Older siblings welcome. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave in Park City. 3:30 P.M. Family Night: Family-friendly activities at the Museum of Ancient Life, Farm Country, or the Gardens. Thanksgiving Point, Farm Country, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. 5 P.M. Family Night : Fun programs for families at the library! Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 7 P.M. Family Nights at the Library: Shows, crafts, games, and more! West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South in West Valley City. 7 P.M.

Tuesdays Van Gogh to Playdough: Toddlers and adults will sing, play, look, and create together while exploring exhibits. BYU Museum of Art, North Campus Drive in Provo. 10 A.M. Toddler Time: For ages 1-3 and adult. Songs, rhymes, and a short story. Sign up 15 minutes before session. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman. 10:10 and 10:45 A.M. Book Baby: Special storytime for baby and caregiver. Salt Lake City Library: Anderson-Foothill Branch, 1135 S. 2100 East in Salt Lake City. 10:15 A.M.

Moose in Utah: Find out all about these amazing creatures! Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr. in Park City. 6 P.M.

Baby and Me Storytime: Story time for you and your baby! Every Tuesday in September. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South in West Valley City. 10:15 A.M.

Great Reads for Girls: Girls 8-12 and a caregiver can discuss books and play games. West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West in West Jordan. 7 P.M.

Discovery Time: Free stories, music, and learning activities for infant-5. Registration not required. Infant- 3 years, 10:30 and 11:30 A.M. 4- 5 years, 10:30 and 11:30


A.M. Weber County Library: Main Branch, 2464 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden. Little Fizzles Club: Activities for kids ages 2-6.. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 10:30 A.M. Story Time: Join us for story time. Pottery Barn, Trolley Square, 602 S 500 E in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Wiggle Worms Story Time : Special storytime with movement and stories! Tooele City Library, 128 W. Vine St. in Tooele. 11 A.M. Tales for Tots: Book readings and craft activity related to the story. Thanksgiving Point, Farm Country, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. 11 A.M. Preschool Storytime: Storytime for the little ones. Salt Lake City Library: Anderson-Foothill Branch, 1135 S. 2100 East in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Storytime: Come join us for story time. Barnes & Noble (Sugarhouse), 1104 E. 2100 South in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Time for Tots: Activities for ages 18 months -3 years every Tuesday at 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm! No admission fee for babies under 1 year. Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 W. 100 South in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M., Noon, 2, and 3 P.M. Wiggle Worms: Stories, songs, shakers and parachutes for toddlers up to 2.5 years of age. Free. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South in Murray. 11:15 A.M. Alphabetters: Stories, songs, rhymes, a simple craft or activity, and lots of fun for ages 4-5 and adult. Register before each session. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman . 11:30 A.M. CUAC Art Workshops: Free art workshops for ages 5+. Salt Lake City Library - Main Branch, 210 E. 400 South in Salt Lake City. 2 P.M. Atomic Tuesdays: Activities and books. School-age kids. West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West in West Jordan. 2 P.M.

Wednesdays Miss Shayli’s Storytime: Story followed by an activity! This is geared towards preschool-ages, but all ages welcome. Barnes & Noble (Orem), 330 E. 1300 South in Orem. 10 A.M. Baby & Me: Books, music, and fun for newborn-18 months. Older siblings welcome. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave in Park City. 10 A.M. Preschool Storytime: Join us with your little ones for storytime. Salt Lake City Public Library: Main Library, 210 East 400 South in Salt Lake City. 10 and 11 A.M. Toddler Time: For ages 1-3 and adult. Songs, rhymes, and a short story. Sign up 15 minutes before session. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman. 10:10, 10:45, and 11:30 A.M.

Kids’ Fitness Class: A half-hour aerobics program just for kids (and their caregivers). Bring a water bottle! West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South in West Valley City. 10:15 A.M. Toddler Storytime: Stories and songs for children 18 months- 3 years with caregiver. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd in Holladay. 10:15 A.M. Little Fizzles Club: Activities for kids 2-6. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. Every Wednesday in August. 10:30 A.M. Tales for Tots: Book readings and craft activity related to the story. Thanksgiving Point, Farm Country, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. 11 A.M. Story Time : Don’t miss this special storytime! Tooele City Library, 128 W. Vine St. in Tooele. 11 and 11:30 A.M. Wonderful Wednesday Storytime: Join us for some great stories! Barnes & Noble (South Towne), 10180 S. State St. in Sandy. 11 A.M. Book Baby: Storytime for your little ones. Salt Lake City Public Library: Main Library, 210 E. 400 South in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Creative Kids: Join us for Creative Kids at the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum! Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 W. 100 South in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M and 2 P.M. Music and Movement: Toddlers and preschoolers with caregiver explore a variety of musical instruments, dances, songs, and fantastic books. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave in Park City. 11 A.M. Wiggle Worms: Stories, songs, shakers and parachutes for toddlers up to 2.5 years of age. Free. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South in Murray. 11:15 A.M. Ste(a)m Storytime: Stories, songs, fingerplays, science and art. Ages 3-5 with adult. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South in Salt Lake City. 1:30 P.M. Alphabetters: Stories, songs, rhymes, a simple craft or activity, and lots of fun for ages 4-5 and adult. Register before each session. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman . 1:30 P.M. Wild Wednesdays: Learn about live, native Utah animals and the flora and fauna of our region. Admission required. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden. 3:45 P.M. Wednesday Crafts: Afternoon of crafts after school. Salt Lake City Public Library: Main Library, 210 E. 400 South in Salt Lake City. 4 P.M. Book Baby: Special storytime for baby and caregiver. Salt Lake City Library: Anderson-Foothill Branch, 1135 S. 2100 East in Salt Lake City. 4 P.M. Chess Club: Players aged 4 to 18 are invited to learn and play the ultimate

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No-Bored-Kids Calendar intellectual game. All supplies are provided. Weber County Library: Main Branch, 2464 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden. 4:15 P.M.

Thursdays Preschool Storytime: Interactive early literacy program designed ages 3-6. Stories, songs, crafts, and more. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave. in Park City. 10 A.M. Preschool Storytime: Join us with your little ones for storytime. Salt Lake City Public Library: Main Library, 210 East 400 South in Salt Lake City. 10 and 11 A.M. Van Gogh to Playdough: Toddlers and adults will sing, play, look, and create together while exploring exhibits. BYU Museum of Art, North Campus Drive in Provo. 10 A.M. Book Baby: Special storytime for your little ones. Salt Lake City Library: AndersonFoothill Branch, 1135 S. 2100 East in Salt Lake City. 10:15 A.M. Toddler Storytime: Stories and songs for children 18 months-3 years with caregiver. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd in Holladay. 10:15 A.M. Little Fizzles Club: Activities for kids 2-6. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. Every Thursday in August. 10:30 A.M. Alphabetters: Stories, songs, rhymes, a simple craft or activity, and lots of fun for ages 4-5 and adult. Register before each session. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman . 10:30 A.M. Story Time : Don’t miss this special storytime! Tooele City Library, 128 W. Vine St. in Tooele. 11 and 11:30 A.M. Book Baby: Storytime for your little ones. Salt Lake City Public Library: Main Library, 210 E. 400 South in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Little Scientist: Bring your little scientist for great activities! Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 W. 100 South in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. The Chickadee Society: Program designed for preschooler and adult with science, stories, and movement. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. Every other Thursday starting August 14th. 11 A.M.

Songs, rhymes, and a short story. Sign up 15 minutes before session. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St. in Herriman. 1:30 P.M. Herriman Chess Club: All ages and abilities welcome. Children under 10 need adult. Teens earn volunteer hours! Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main Street in Herriman . 4 P.M. Botanical Center Farmer’s Market: Local vegetables and fruit, baked goods, prepared foods, art and unique handmade items. Crafts and entertainment! USU Botanical Center, 875 S. 50 West in Kaysville. 5 P.M. Story Fiesta: Stories, snacks, games, and crafts for the whole family, in Spanish and English. Weber County Library: Main Branch, 2464 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden. 6 P.M. Jammy Time: Books, songs, action rhymes and crafts for kids 2 - 7 and their families. Kids can wear their jammies! Free. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South in Murray. 7 P.M.

Fridays Nature Storytime: Nature based storytime! Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, 3165 E. Millrock Drive Suite #190 in Holladay. 11 A.M. Dollar$ and Cents: Ages 6-11 learn about saving for someday! Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 W. 100 South in Salt Lake City. 2 and 3 P.M. Crafts for Kids: Don’t miss out on craft fun! Tooele City Library, 128 W. Vine St. in Tooele. 4 P.M. Sugar House Farmer’s Market: Local food, goods, produce, and fun! Sugarmont Plaza, 2232 S. Highland Drive in Salt Lake City. 4 P.M. Friday Night Flix: Free family movie! Bring something comfy to curl up on or with. Reserve tickets early! United Studios of Self Defense , 78 W. Center St. in Provo. 7 P.M.

Saturdays Ogden Farmer’s Market: Local wares, food, and fun! Ogden Farmers Market, Historic 25th St. in Ogden. 8 A.M.

Walks every Saturday. Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, 3165 E. Millrock Dr. Suite #190 in Holladay. 11 A.M. Saturday Storytime: Don’t miss this special storytime! Barnes & Noble (Fort Union), 7119 S. 1300 East in Midvale. 11 A.M. Storytime: Come join us for story time. Barnes & Noble (Sugarhouse), 1104 E. 2100 South in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Pokemon Club: Bring your Pokemon cards, or 3DS/DS Pokemon games, and hang out! Free prizes for all! Sandy Library, 10100 S. Petunia Way in Sandy. 1 P.M. Super Saturday Storytime: A fun story and activity for elementary ages and siblings. Barnes & Noble (Orem), 330 E. 1300 South in Orem. 1 P.M.

Sundays Wheeler Farms Farmer’s Market: Check out local wares, produce, and entertainment! Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 S. 900 East in Salt Lake City. 9 A.M. Park Silly Sunday Market: Open air market, live music, and kids’ activities! Historic Main Street, 333 Historic Main St. in Park City. 10 A.M. Sunday Flying Ace All-Stars Aerial Show: World Champion skiers, snowboarders, and acrobats perform. Utah Olympic Park, 3419 Olympic Parkway in Park City. 1 P.M. Weekend Wiggletime: Action-packed, movement-oriented stories. Salt Lake City Public Library: Main Library, 210 E. 400 South in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M.

Other Ongoing Footloose: This hit musical will shine at the Sandy Amphitheater! Sing along with the hit songs. Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East in Sandy August 13-16. 8 P.M. Fiddler on the Roof: See one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals. Jeanne Wagner Theatre, 138 W Broadway in Salt Lake City. Runs through August 16. Matinee on Saturday at 2 P.M. 7:30 p.m. Calamity Jane: Watch this fun show set in the Old West! Through August 23rd. Monday-Saturday. See website for additional show times. Desert Star Playhouse, 4861 S. State Street in Murray. 7 P.M.

Toddlertime: Interact with your toddler through books, music, and movement. Ages 18 months-3 years. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave. in Park City. 11 A.M.

Wasatch Front Farmer’s Market: Vendors offering produce, packaged foods, baked goods, and more. Thanksgiving Point, Farm Country, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. 9 A.M.

Preschool Storytime: Storytime for the little ones. Salt Lake City Library: Anderson-Foothill Branch, 1135 S. 2100 East in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M.

Children’s Storytime: Storytime event just for your little one! Barnes & Noble (West Jordan), 7157 Plaza Center Drive in West Jordan. 11 A.M.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.: See this family friendly take on a classic theater hit! Midvale Main Street Theatre, 7711 S. Main Street (700 West) in Midvale. MondaySaturday. Runs through August 23rd. 7 P.M.

Toddler Time: For ages 1-3 and adult.

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View art from this state wide competition. Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden. MondaySaturday. Runs through August 30th. All Day. Peter Pan: This classic story of a boy who never wants to grow up is retold live on stage. Runs through September 6th Monday-Saturday. Additional matinee on Saturday at 2:30 P.M. CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West in Centerville. 7:30 P.M. Animal Inside Out: Explore the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of the world’s most spectacular creatures. The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City. Exhibit runs through September 19th. All day. Beau Jest: This coming of age tale will touch a spot with kids and adults alike. Runs through September 20th MondaySaturday with a matinee on Saturday’s at 3 P.M. Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North in Orem. 7:30 P.M. She Loves Me: This romantic comedy is a hit on Broadway! Hale Centre Theatre West Valley, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City. Runs through September 27th. See website for additional times. 7:30 P.M. Oktoberfest: Music, dancing and traditional German cuisine. Kids games and entertainment. Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon in Snowbird. Every weekend through Labor Day. Noon. The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee: Winner of two Tony Awards! A hilarious musical of high school-aged overachievers. Pioneer Theatre Company, 300 S. 1400 East in Salt Lake City. Monday-Saturday. See additional times online. 8 P.M. River of Life: Exhibit of local medical advances in cardiology and radiology for all ages. Gale Center of History and Culture, 10300 S. Beckstead Lane in South Jordan. Tuesday-Friday. All Day. Spirit of the Season: Celebrate the coming of Autumn! Monday-Saturday through September. Salt Lake City Library: Chapman Branch, 577 S. 900 West in Salt Lake City. All Day. The Moon: This exhibit will help you better understand our companion world. Clark Planetarium, 110 S. 400 West in Salt Lake City. All Day. ATK Go for Launch: History, physics, and examples of rockets! Clark Planetarium, 110 S. 400 West in Salt Lake City. All Day. The Horse: Explore the natural bond between humans and horses. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. All Day.


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Places To Party By Vanessa Crezee

Discover Salt Lake’s New Party Oasis Tuki’s Island Play and Party Center now open at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

The Wasatch Front has been buzzing with the excitement of the new Loveland Living Planet Aquarium that opened March 25 in Draper. Families have been coming in packs to check out what’s lurking in the water. One question that has been on everyone’s mind since the opening, “Can I have my party at the aquarium?” A party center was in the works at the Living Planet Aquarium and as of August 29, the Tuki’s Island Play and Party Center will be open to host your next event.

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The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium makes party planning hassle free for parents. Each party includes Aquarium admission, a private party room, drinks and pizza, and access to the play center for two hours. The cost is $300 for a party of up to twenty people, or $500 for a party of up to 40 people. Aquarium members receive a 10% discount on services. Looking for something a little more in budget? No problem! Your children can access the play center without booking a party, for $6 per child per hour. Are you worried about trying to schedule your child’s party exactly when you want it? No problem! Parties are held every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Parties are booked at two hour intervals during the Aquarium’s normal business hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Everyone from your youngest toddlers to your tween will be absolutely delighted to have their party at the Aquarium. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, religious event, end of summer, or beginning of school party, children of all age groups will find something to love. The play place is full of hands on activities and toys for children of all sizes to play on and with. With an emphasis on education, even the play equipment has something to teach. A “Toddler Only” area makes keeping an eye on your littlest one a whole lot easier. With a 300,000 gallon shark

tank, penguin encounter, fresh water exhibit, touch pools, and 4D Theater, no one will go away with birthday blues. Not only do you get a fun party room and access to the brand new and one-of-a-kind play center, but guests also get access to the Aquarium. And that’s what makes this one of the most unique party places in Utah. The Aquarium has over 2,500 animals and over 450 species on display. “The mission of the Aquarium is to inspire people to explore, discover and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.” says Shelby Dobson, Head of Public Relations at The Living Planet Aquarium. “We are a world-class Aquarium that engages and educates people about the global system of life by showcasing the world’s ecosystems.” Not only will your child be engaged in the physical aspect of creatures, plants, and ecosystems that they have never seen before, but they will have access to information from experts. It’s not just about sea life either! Your children can learn the importance of conservation and steps that they can take, even as children, to help the environment and all the creatures that live in it.

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Teen Scene By Barbara Dianis, MA ED

Ten Tips for Transitioning to High School

The transition from middle school studies to an early high school curriculum can be an exciting yet daunting experience for countless students. In the transition, teenagers tend to realize that their study habits need an upgrade. However, not all ninth grade students know how to upgrade their scholastic systems and may find themselves falling behind in school for the first time. As an Educational Specialist, I have provided a list of suggestions to help middle school students transition into high school level studies. With a little effort and a little time, new high school students can become academic winners! Preplan a study and homework time prior to the beginning of the school year. Preplanning a homework and study time to begin the school year out helps students meet the scholastic increase of high school level studies. The plan should include additional study time even if the teen has study halls during their school day. The reason for this is some teens do not always effectively utilize their study hall sessions. Teens entering high school typically need to upgrade their study skills to help them keep pace with their current curriculum. Teens benefit from reviewing the notes they take in each of their classes for at least five minutes a day. Reviewing the class notes taken will help them retain more core learning concepts and increase their ability to access the information on tests. Parents and teens benefit from checking the teen’s grades online together several times a week. Parents who check their teen’s grades online show their adolescent they care about education. Also, if there are drops in their grades or missing

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assignments then educational solutions can be applied before their difficulty become a scholastic issue. Early high school students who are planning to attend collegiate studies need to be working on building their application resume. Teens may want to join an extracurricular club, sport or perform a few hours of community outreach for service hours. These activities are good to include in the college application resume, and can help teens find hobbies that they truly enjoy! Teens should add more study and preparation time for tests and quizes. Tests and quizzes become an important part of the high school academic experience. Early high school students benefit from studying for tests and quizzes several days before they are given. Waiting until the day before a test may not be the best option for new high school student because of the increase in hard terms and general information. Parents should try and communicate with their teen’s high school teachers several


times a year. According to a Bridgeland and Morison study conducted in 2006, one reason teens drop out of school is a “lack of parent engagement.” High school students who have parents communicate with the school are less likely to dropout. As soon as a student begins to slide academically, educational solutions should be applied to help the teen overcome their academic obstacles. All too often grade declines are not addressed early enough because the parent may feel it is a problem that will correct itself. It is generally better to address the problem early on, before the student grades begin to spiral downward. Make learning fun during homework and study time.

They can make the flash cards from their study material and make review time into a game show format using flash cards. Ask new high schoolers three concepts they learned each day. Parents can help their teen develop an interest in learning by showing an interest in their classes. This keeps parents involved and kids sharp! Teens typically benefit from reviewing for tests and quizzes with a friend in their class. Reviewing with one or more friends can add interest and fun to study and review time. When a student is asked to teach a core concept to another student they generally have an increase in their own understanding and better retain the core concepts.

In the initial weeks of transition from middle school to high school, teens often benefit from assistance in helping them to adapt to the more complex curriculum. Teens who can learn to enjoy learning and apply educational solutions when they face challenges will always be successful. Students who struggle in school can learn new methods to help them meet the new curriculum expectations, restore their scholastic self-esteem and make the most of their high school years! Barbara Dianis, MA ED, overcame dyslexia in her own life using selftaught strategies and techniques. She went on to earn a BA Degree in Education and Special Education, as well as a Master’s Degree in

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Teen Gaming Night: Play Wii & board games. Treats provided. Ages 11-18 only, please. Magna Library, 8339 W. 3500 South in Magna. 6 P.M.

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Parkour for Teens: Learn about and this new sport! Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 2 P.M.

Jewelry Making for Teens: Create your own jewelry! Supplies provided. Teens only. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 3 P.M.

Whovian Games: Have fun with Dr. Who themed games and activities. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd in South Jordan. 7 P.M.

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Geocaching Adventure: Explore the Preserve and learn to geocache using our Garmin GPS units. Youth and adults, only. Bring comfortable shoes. Swaner Preserve and Ecocenter, 1258 Center Dr. in Park City. 11:00 A.M. Book Into Movie Club: Come join us for the Book into Movie Club. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M. Catching Fire: Play games, win prizes, and watch a movie! SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St. in Orem. 8:30 P.M.

14 Thursday Back to School with a Cool Backpack: Decorate a backpack to get you to school in style. For teens 11-17. Draper Library, 1136 Pioneer Rd. in Draper. 2 P.M. Teen Movie Night – Watch Divergent! Bring a blanket or curl up on one of our huge beanbags. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 6 P.M.

15 Friday Teen Yoga: Teens 12-18 learn poses, balancing, breathing , and relaxation techniques. Wear appropriate clothing and bring mat if available. Weber County Library: Main Branch, 2464 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden. 2:30 P.M. Earth, Wind and Fire: Farmers market, food vendors, cooking and gardening classes, live music, and the movie ‘The Hunger Games’ beginning at 9 pm. Eastwood Elementary School, 3305 S. Wasatch Blvd in Salt Lake City. 5:30 P.M.

16 Saturday Schoolage Sensory Fun: Free group for school age children and teens with special needs, caretakers, and siblings. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 10:30 A.M. Geocaching Adventure: Explore the Preserve and learn to geocache using our Garmin GPS units. Youth and adults, only. Bring comfortable shoes. Swaner Preserve and Ecocenter, 1258 Center Dr. in Park City. 11:00 A.M. Anime Club: Come to our fun Anime Club for ages 10-17. Learn about culture, play games, discuss your favorite manga/anime. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 3 P.M. Gamer’s Club: Come play or learn to play Yu-GiOh or Magic: the Gathering. Prizes awarded to winners. All ages. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 3:15 P.M.

19 Tuesday Chess at Sweet: All skill levels welcome! Salt Lake City Library: Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch, 455 F Street in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M. Animal Sketch Night: Enjoy the exhibit during after hour’s to stop and sketch the animals! Bring

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21 Thursday Anime Club: Get your Anime games on monthly as we preview anime episodes, meet new friends, and eat treats. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Boulevard in Salt Lake City. 6:45 P.M.

22 Friday Mini-Motorized Robots: Learn about electricity and build our own mini-motorized robotic creations! Ages 10-17. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 3 P.M. Teen Marshmallow Gun Fight: Come get your very own marshmallow gun at Murray Park, and have a fight! Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South in Murray. 6:30 P.M.

23 Saturday Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Watch this fun movie with your whole family. Thanksgiving Point, Farm Country, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. 9 P.M.

25 Monday Back to School Orientation: Learn about the library and how it can help with school. Treats provided. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 3 P.M.

26 Tuesday AnimeCLUB: Read, watch, and talk about anime. West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West in West Jordan. 6 P.M.

27 Wednesday Teen Inklings: Middle and high schoolers, come share your novellas, short stories, and poems with other teens. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd in South Jordan. 3:30 P.M.

28 Thursday Teen Candy Science: Join us for fun science experiment with candy. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 6 P.M.

30 Saturday Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Make friends help plan teen events at the library. Volunteer hours earned! South Jordan Library, 10673 S.

Redwood Rd in South Jordan. 2 P.M.

Thrilling Thursday: Celebrate Dr. Who with other teens! Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main Street in Herriman . 7 P.M.

5 Friday Lego Movie: Watch the movie and play games. Prizes for the winners! SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St. in Orem. 8:30 P.M.

6 Saturday SLO Bike Rodeo: Free event for ages 4-14 focused on promoting bicycle safety. Hawthorne Elementary School, 1675 S. 600 East in Salt Lake City. 11 A.M. Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival: Comedy, freak show, misfit performers, tasty treats, and more! USANA Amphitheatre, 5150 S 6055 W in West Valley City. 5 P.M. Clue: Great movie, games, and prizes! SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St. in Orem. 8:30 P.M.

7 Sunday Code Orange: All teen hardcore band from Pittsburgh. Kilby Court,741 S. Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M.

8 Monday Kearns Library Anime Club: Join other teens to talk about, watch, and read anime! Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 3 P.M.

9 Tuesday Teen Craft Night: Ages 11-18. Make crafts for your locker! Supplies provided. Magna Library, 8339 W. 3500 South in Magna. 6 P.M. Science Movie Night: Fun science movie followed by discussions with an expert! Salt Lake City Public Library: Main Library, 210 E. 400 South in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M.

10 Wednesday Silent Movie Night: Bring the whole family down and watch classic silent movies on our huge screen! Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East in Sandy. 8 P.M.

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on! Discover your talent. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd. in Holladay. 1 P.M.

13 Saturday Family Day: 3D: Free family day to see the exhibits and make 3D art of your own! Woodbury Art Museum, 575 E. University Pkwy #250 in Orem. 11:30 A.M.

16 Tuesday Chess at Sweet: All skill levels welcome! Salt Lake City Library: Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch, 455 F Street in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M. Teen Gaming Night: Play Wii & board games. Treats provided. Ages 11-18 only, please. Magna Library, 8339 W. 3500 South in Magna. 6 P.M. I Read Teen Books: Young Adult book club just for teens! New book every month. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd. in Holladay. 7 P.M.

17 Wednesday Library Game Night: Play board games, card games, and more! For all ages. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South in Murray. 6 p.m.

18 Thursday Lib Quiz Trivia Night: Don’t miss Lib Quiz Trivia Night at your library! Salt Lake County Library Hunter Branch, 4740 W. 4100 South in West Valley City. 6:30 P.M.

24 Wednesday Teen Inklings: Middle and high schooler’s, come share your novellas, short stories, and poems with other teens. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd in South Jordan. 3:30 P.M.

25 Thursday Teen Laser Tag: Ages 11-18. Play laser tag outside! Registration and permission slips required. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South in West Jordan. 6 P.M. Cupcake Wars: First, Mini’s Cupcakes will be on-hand to demonstrate cupcake decorating techniques. Then, using supplies and ingredients provided by the Library, you will have one hour to create the most stunning cupcake creation you can think of. At the end of the hour, votes will be cast by each participant to determine whose cupcake stands out the most among the competition. In addition, the Library will have supplies on-hand for you to create scrumptiouslooking cupcake brooches, using simple sewing techniques. SLC Library Main Branch, 210 E. 400 South. 7 P.M.

27 Saturday Schoolage Sensory Fun: Free group for school age children and teens with special needs, caretakers, and siblings. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 10:30 A.M. Foam Wonderland: Ages 16 and up. Lights, lasers, bass, and foam! In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West in Salt Lake City. 8 P.M.

introduce teens aged 12-18 to traditional yoga poses, balancing poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Some mats will be available for use on a first-come basis. Weber County Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden

Ongoing Wednesdays Magna Chess Club: Join us for chess! Magna Library, 8339 W. 3500 South in Magna. 4 P.M. Chess Club: Players aged 4 to 18 are invited to learn and play the ultimate intellectual game. All supplies are provided. Weber County Library: Main Branch, 2464 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden. 4:15 P.M. ESL Summer Reading Club: Ages 12 and up considering new vocabulary and improving English reading skills. To register, please call 801-3372632. Weber County Library: Main Branch, 2464 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden. 5:45 P.M.

Thursdays Teen Time : Teens meet and discuss literature. Don’t miss out! Tooele City Library, 128 W. Vine St. in Tooele. 4 P.M. Herriman Chess Club: All ages and abilities welcome. Children under 10 need adult. Teens earn volunteer hours! Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main Street in Herriman . 4 P.M.

Saturdays

19 Friday

29 Monday

Teen Movie with MuVChat: Funny movie+texts=funnier movie! Treats provided. Millcreek Library, 2266 E. Evergreen Ave. in Salt Lake City. 3 P.M.

Teen Service Club: Give back to the community and have fun! Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 3:30 P.M.

Pokemon Club: Bring your Pokemon cards, or 3DS/DS Pokemon games, and hang out! Free prizes for all! Sandy Library, 10100 S. Petunia Way in Sandy. 1 P.M.

30 Tuesday

Other Ongoing

Moose in Utah: Find out all about these amazing creatures! Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr. in Park City. 6 P.M.

Teen Hour: Talk with friends, do homework, play Wii, and read. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd. in Holladay. Monday-Wednesday after school starts. 3 P.M.

Drumbus: You’ve heard of a book mobile. This is a drum mobile where the instruments come to you. Hop on the bus and laugh, drum, and learn. Practice using the drums, play games, and have fun. Columbus Library, 2530 South 400 East South, 3:30 P.M. Time Lord’s Charity Ball: Come as your Regular Self, or come as your favorite Doctor, companion, or alien. $10 per person or $18 a couple. Geek’d Out Events, 350 N. State St. in Salt Lake City. 7 P.M.

20 Saturday Anime Club: Come to our fun Anime Club for ages 10-17. Learn about culture, play games, discuss your favorite manga/anime. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West in Riverton. 3 P.M.

22 Monday Kearns Library Anime Club: Join other teens to talk about, watch, and read anime! Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West in Kearns. 3 P.M. Afterschool Program: Hangout after school! Make friends and do homework. Magna Library, 8339 W. 3500 South in Magna. 3:30 P.M.

October 1 Wednesday Zombie Makeup for Teens: Learn from professional makeup artist Melissa Singleton how to turn yourself into a zombie. All supplies included. Teens. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3 P.M.

3 Friday Potions Jewelry: Help us kick off the Halloween season by making your own potions charm! For Teens/Tweens ages 10-18. All supplies provided, but are limited. First come, first serve. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3 P.M.

6 Monday Teen Yoga: Instructor Claudette Halverson will

Animal Inside Out: Explore the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of the world’s most spectacular creatures. The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City. Exhibit runs through September 19th. All Day. Salt Lake Comic Con: Make this year the biggest con ever! Accio Nerd! Salt Palace Convention Center, 90 S. West Temple in Salt Lake City. September 3-6. 2 P.M. Magic Grand Prix 2014: Magic tricks, gags, and illusions! South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St. in Sandy. September 5-7. 11 A.M.

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