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In the Trenches By Misse Betts, Lead Blogger

Call Me Gammy The first time I was referred to as my daughter’s grandma, she was 2 days old and in the hospital. I hadn’t actually given birth to this child so it would be natural for the hospital photographer not to realize this was my baby. However, my daughter’s birth mom was with us and she was close to 30…. Did this photographer think I could be HER mother? OUCH! I would have given birth at 8! The next time happened after my maternity leave for said baby, a co-worker asked me, and I quote, “How’s that grandbaby of yours?” A) She’s my BABY, no “grand” about it and B) what grandma takes maternity leave? There have been more instances, but I don’t really want to recall them ALL, you get the picture: I’m a mother of advanced age. I have the laugh lines and stash of hair dye to prove it. In fact, I’ve taken to giving my age as 10 years older. Why not? I will never pass for someone in their 20s, but I look AMAZING for someone “over 50” – I’m going with it. I wasn’t always a grandma-looking mommy. My first two kids came when I was actually in my early 20s. We knew we wanted more children; number three just took a little longer than expected. We didn’t plan on having this caboose 11 years later, but apparently she planned it that way so there you go. After it’s all said and done, the best advice I can give to anyone considering more children is “wait a decade between kids!” To say we love it is an understatement. We LOVE it! We’ve seen the other side of potty training, middle school, driver’s permits, and even college applications. We survived! I remember when my oldest learned how to walk like it was just last summer; only last summer I helped him move out. I must

be having fun because time is FLYING by! This makes it easier to accept the harder parts of parenting a little one againit IS hard to get up in the middle of the night, it IS hard to teach a small person the concept of sharing, BUT these challenges pass and we will move on to the next phase at lightning speed. I am much more patient with her and with myself. The thing I miss most about being a young mommy are those days before school started, when it was just me and a couple of toddlers in tow. If we wanted to spend the morning watching the Price Is Right yelling out numbers and then hit the park all afternoon, it happened. My youngest came into a family where older siblings had everything from hockey practice, to swim team, to guitar lessons. There was no such thing as a lazy afternoon: she learned to nap in the car from the beginning. She has also had to live with her brother moving out to college, that hasn’t been easy. In fact, when she wants to punish one of us, she tells us we will have to “move out to college.” She views it as something awful, worse than time out. I don’t know if we are better parents this time around, but I hope we’re not worse. I have learned it doesn’t matter what age you are, you are always important to your children. And as a word of advice: don’t ever ask a woman if she’s pregnant or refer to a child as a grandbaby unless you KNOW for sure.

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The Baby Page By Aimbee Cook O’Brien and Kimberly Carlson

Bonding and Breastfeeding with Kangaroo Care Mom and baby are finally home from the hospital. Everyone is exhausted and stressed out. The baby won’t latch, or is flailing and mom is ready for a meltdown. The bad news is that as mothers, we’ve all been there before. The good news is you have everything you need – as a mother – to care for and bond with your baby. Some quiet time, a little nurturing and “kangaroo care” will go a long way in boosting your mom self-esteem when you see the benefits for both you and your baby.

What is Kangaroo Care? Kangaroo care, or skin-to-skin contact, takes place when a mom or caregiver holds an infant, dressed only in a diaper, in a vertical position against their bare chest for an uninterrupted period of time, preferably for 60-minute sessions. Kangaroo care began in the 1970s in Bogota, Columbia. At the time, babies lacked proper nutrition, caregivers were scarce and so were resources. People soon learned that skin-to-skin contact provided better outcomes in infant mortality rates. In the U.S., the practice became common in the 1980s. Since then, with the advancement of technology and artificial environments, researchers have taken another look at kangaroo care and its natural benefits.

Benefits of Kangaroo Care Studies show that holding your baby skin-to-skin – especially against each other’s chests – activates the C-afferent nerve which is positioned along your collar bone and sternum. When stimulated, this C-afferent nerve triggers the natural hormone oxytocin that delivers strong physiologic and emotional benefits for both mom and baby. In addition, skin-to-skin contact helps mother and baby bond. “Holding your baby skin-to-skin definitely helps with the bonding and nurturing process,” Donalee Larsen, Pediatric Medical Assistant for 36 years, said. “It replicates what they felt inside the womb. Babies know their mothers voice; skin-to-skin allows them to also know her feel and touch.”

Sally Wright of La Leche League of Utah would agree. “As a breastfeeding counselor, I’ve seen time and time again the benefits of biological nurturing such as kangaroo care.” Wright has been a breastfeeding counselor for over six years in Utah. “Skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby helps restore good breathing, helps moderate heart rates and calms them both down.” Studies show that kangaroo care is a multisensory experience that helps to accelerate brain maturation and regulates heart rate and breathing. It also reduces crying and stress in the baby and easily regulates the baby’s body temperature through thermoregulation. A content baby also sleeps more soundly, aiding in brain development. Skin-to-skin contact helps the baby move naturally to the breast when hungry. La Leche League of Utah recommends any gentle practice that supports breastfeeding. “My first child was born a month premature, with complications such as jaundice,” said Kim J., mother of two in Murray. “He needed to be in direct sunlight daily but it was a chilly October so my mother suggested we sit naked together near the window. My body heat helped keep him warm and content. He was instantly calmer. We both were. He slept better, ate better and became a much happier baby. It even cured my mastitis.” For mom, in addition to the bonding advantage, kangaroo care contact reduces the risk of postpartum depression and helps to stimulate milk production. The increased levels of maternal oxytocin aids mom in recovery and psychological well-being.

When to Practice Kangaroo Care Kangaroo care should be considered as part of the mother’s birth plan. The baby should be placed on the mother right after birth. All tests on the newborn can be done in the skin-to-skin position. Upon arriving home from the hospital, kangaroo care should be done multiple times a day for a suggested 60 minutes, over the first three months of life. “I started kangaroo care with my second child right at birth,” said Kim J. “From the

start she slept through the night and was a very calm baby. I would recommend it to all mothers – regardless of whether they have any problems or not with breastfeeding or post-partum depression – the bonding experience alone is worth it.”

Who Should Use Kangaroo Care Kangaroo care is primarily used a lot by moms with premature babies but has great benefits for full-term babies, too. Kangaroo care can be a family affair: dads, grandparents and siblings can deliver skinto-skin benefits to baby as well. These days, you can even perform kangaroo care outside of the home, without ‘sharing’ too much skin: there are many products on the market designed to be used for skin-to-skin, from shirts to slings and everything in between.

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Community Kidbits Jack Jenks, executive director Alzhimer’s Association Utah Chapter. “Teams will show people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias who are impacted by the disease that we’re all united in the cause.”

Chalk up your Father’s Day weekend to the Utah Foster Care’s Chalk Art Festival

Oodles of Doodles in an Artful Afternoon Do you scribble, squiggle or sketch? Make your mark at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), with art-making, fun activities and performances. This event will be held at the UMFA, 410 Campus Center Dr. in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 20 from 1-4 p.m. Let your imagination get carried away at this free family celebration as you explore the many ways to draw: on the sidewalk, on the wall, in the air—with ribbon wands, Spirographs, chalk, even your own body! All ages and abilities welcome. Funded in part by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Program (ZAP) with additional support from eBay. For more information, please visit www.umfa.utah.edu/ artfulafternoon.

Longest day event to raise money for Alzheimer’s On Friday, June 21, the Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter, invites everyone to honor those living with Alzheimer’s disease and take one day to make a difference. The Longest Day® is an event scheduled to take place on the longest day of the year - the summer solstice. The Association chose that day in recognition of caregivers, who spend every day from sunrise to sunset and into the night providing care for someone they love living with Alzheimer’s. Self-organized teams will unite in 16 hours of consecutive activity and commit to raising awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association of Utah. Participants can swim, run, ride or walk. Organize a tennis, soccer, basketball or volleyball tournament. Artists can plan a day of painting and pottery. Card sharks can host a rummy or bridge game. Last year, a team rocked in rockers on the porch of a restaurant for 16 hours. Each team is invited to register chosen activities at www. thelongestday.alz.org. “The Longest Day offers us an opportunity to give up one day to raise money, awareness and an understanding of this disease,” said

Come and enjoy two days chock full of worldclass street paintings by 140 talented chalk artists at The Gateway downtown. Watch them create their masterpieces on pavement or create your own family creations at Kids’ Korners. This year’s theme is “Best in the West.” Do you have a talented artist in your family? Register online for your own slot on the pavement! This event starts on Friday, June 14 from 2-10 p.m. and continues through Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. For more information, or to register as a chalk artist (and your chance to win prizes!), please visit their website at www.chalkartfestival.org.

Camping is S’more Fun when doing it together! Join the Great American Backyard Campout sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) on June 22, 2013 where thousands of families across the nation will gather in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities and parks to enjoy a night under the stars while helping fundraise for a leading conservation organization. As part of the NWF’s “Be Out There” movement, the Great American Backyard Campout encourages people to get outside and connect with the natural world. The NWF provides everything you need to head out into the great outdoors. The Campout website has packing lists, recipes, nocturnal wildlife guides, exploration activities, nature games, fundraising prizes, directory of Campouts by state to search for large groups to join, and more. For more information, and to register, please visit their website, www.

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The Pet Page By Kimberly Carlson

Hiking with Dogs in Utah Your dog couldn’t wait for warmer weather. The snow is fun and all, but really? Dogs want to run and play in the great wide open summer sun. But this is Utah, where we go from snow to HOT practically overnight. Everyone starts looking upwards at those colder mountains with more and more appreciation. But there’s a hitch: dog lovers already know that most national parks in this country have strict rules against pets – of any kind, really – especially dogs. Utah’s national parks are no exception. While there are a few campgrounds and paved areas within some national parks that allow dogs, they are rarely (if ever) allowed onto trails or in backcountry areas. But don’t be discouraged! With the right information, locations and tips you and your dog will have a great time hiking all over the valley.

Utah in the summer means 100+ degrees even in the higher elevations. Watch for signs your dog is getting too hot. Panting, or having his tongue hanging out are sure signs that your dog is heating up. Hydrate your pup as much as possible.

Pushing Puppy Limits In addition to hydration, be aware of your dog’s stamina. Utah has incredible elevation changes – from 2,000 feet in the valley to more than 11,000 feet in the mountains – and these changes in altitude affect appetite, ability and attitudes. Watch for listlessness and difficulties breathing as you climb higher and higher. Make frequent stops in the shade and don’t overdo it. “Start out with smaller trails at the beginning of the summer until both you and your dog build up some endurance and stamina” advises Wilcox.

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The primary problem is that Utah has so many watershed areas where pets (and people) aren’t allowed to contaminate the water. However, almost all state parks will allow dogs on their trails if they stay within certain guidelines. Pets must always be on a maximum six-foot leash and never left unattended. You cannot leave pets tied up or left unattended in a vehicle according to www.stateparks.utah.gov. Some trails, such as Dog Lake Trail in Mill Creek Canyon, allow for unleashed dogs on either odd or even numbered calendar days. Others are strictly a leash-only trail. Regardless of the leash laws, know your dog. If your dog is aggressive around strangers or other dogs, keep him on a leash no matter what. “My first dog, Chloe, is fine around others, but my other one, Remy, needs to stay on a leash. He isn’t overly friendly with strangers” admits Senta Wilcox of Herriman.

Be extremely careful when removing a tick – they are as harmful to you as they are to your pets.

When your hike is finished, give your furry friend a thorough once-over for ticks and other unwanted hosts. The ASPCA recommends you “pay special attention to her belly, ears and any skin folds and crevices. If you do spot a tick, treat the area with rubbing alcohol and remove the parasite immediately by pulling it off with tweezers.”

You are liable not only for your pet’s actions, but their well-being too. Make sure your pet is up to date with all of their vaccinations prior to a lot of exposure to the great outdoors. But most of all? Have a good time. It’s been a long, cold winter and you guys deserve a healthy hike!

Hydration Just like you, your dog can become dehydrated quickly. If you aren’t familiar with the trail, be sure to bring as much water for your dog as you will bring for yourself. Some hikes may follow streams, but if that stream funnels into a watershed, your dog shouldn’t get in the water. 10 utahfamily.com JUNE/JULY 2013

Pooch-Possible Hikes Big Water Trail in Mill Creek Canyon allows leash-free days on all oddnumbered calendar days; trading places with mountain bikes which are only allowed on even-numbered days. Great for moderate to experienced hiking dogs. For the beginner hiking dog, start at the Little Water Trail located in the same canyon. Mill Loop Trail in American Fork Canyon is a great switchback hike with plenty of streams and stops for your pet to refresh and rehydrate. Watch out for dirt and

mountain bikers on this trail as well as horsemen. Great for the moderate hiking dog. Waterfall Canyon in Ogden is accessible year round. The 200-foot waterfall at the end makes this rocky hike worth it. The vertical incline can be tiring, however. We recommend this hike for the experienced hiking dog. For a more complete list, visit www. bringfido.com/attraction/state/utah or www.stateparks.utah.gov.


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Power to the Preschooler

Positive Preschool Prep By Sandra Gordon From ages 2 to 5, kids make big leaps in all areas of development. At age 2, they’ll begin to expand their vocabulary as they associate sounds with objects (“brown cow”). By age 5, they’ll be able to string complete sentences together and use words in different contexts (“I saw a brown cow on my Grandma’s farm and at the zoo, too.”) Preschool helps bridge those gaps and paves the way for kindergarten and beyond. “Preschool is an environment in which kids have the opportunity to use language in many different ways with others who are at the same developmental age,” says Jennifer Kurumada Chuang, the site supervisor at Maple Avenue Preschool. But, overall, preschool helps young naturallyegocentric kids learn how to exist with others in a classroom. “If they master those social skills in preschool, they’re ready to learn in kindergarten.” Your child’s preschool experiences can set the tone beyond kindergarten too. To help your child prepare for preschool and reinforce the lessons he learns there, here’s the homework you can do that can make all the difference. Read, read, read to your child. “Being read to is the single most consistent and reliable predictor of academic success later in life,” says Kurumada Chuang. She recommends reading to your child for 20 minutes every night at bedtime. Stop every so often and ask your child a question about the story before turning the page, such as: “Gosh, why do you think she was sad?” or “What do you think is going to happen next?” Making reading more interactive makes it more fun and helps build your child’s comprehension skills.

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Help your child learn to follow directions To help your child get the hang of following directions, practice at home by giving simple commands, such as: “Please help me pick up your toys and put them in the toy box.” Then encourage your child to follow through by offering an incentive to do whatever it is you’re asking. Tell your child that he can play outside once he’s finished putting his toys away. An incentive helps him understand that following directions makes other fun activities possible. If he doesn’t follow your directions and, for example, put his toys away, calmly explain that he won’t be able to play with those toys for the rest of the day or go to the park. Keep it positive by focusing on how clean the playroom will look when you’re done. Then praise him when he’s successful. “You followed my directions so well. Thank you for helping me put your toys in the toy box like I asked you to! That was so helpful.”

Help your child master sharing and turn taking From age 3 to 5, children tend to hoard coveted toys and objects. They’re not really ready to grasp the concept of sharing yet. But you can help your youngster practice by

having her “take turns” with toys and catching her when she shares on her own. “Stating what she did and how it makes others feel, such as: ‘Thank you for sharing. It makes your sister feel good when you share your toast,’ helps her develop the empathy that true sharing requires,” says Marcy Guddemi, Ph.D., executive director of the Gesell Institute of Human Development. You can also read your child books about sharing and discuss them. Your child should be able to “own” special or new toys, though, so keep them out of sight on play dates or in his room away from siblings. By kindergarten, children are capable of sharing well and taking turns. If your child isn’t there yet, help him get the hang of it by inviting a friend over for a cooperative task such as baking cookies. If things aren’t going well, calmly ask him to sit out. Pretty soon, he’ll get the idea and want to join in on the fun again.

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Choosing a Preschool Tips from the National Center for Learning Disabilities Parents, you can relax. Contrary to what you might have heard, choosing the right preschool for your child is not as difficult as applying for an advanced degree. The key to choosing the right preschool is going into the process prepared. Prepared? Yes, prepared with a solid idea of what you want your child to gain from his or her preschool experience. Read below for helpful suggestions for choosing a preschool that is a good match for your child and your family, as well as information on some of the most popular types of preschool educational philosophies.

Step One: Think about the Basics The best way to keep from becoming overwhelmed by the process of choosing a preschool is to think about how the preschool will fit into your daily life. Here are some questions parents should consider: • Is it important for the preschool to be

near my home? • Is it important for the preschool to be near my workplace? • Is it important for the preschool to offer childcare services in the morning, afternoon, or both? • Am I eligible for or interested in subsidized preschool programs (i.e. Early Head Start, Child Welfare League of America or state-funded programming) that offer services such as childcare programs with a focus on providing educational opportunities? Answering each of these questions will help you narrow down the general location and type of setting you should research. Narrowing down your choices will make

the process of comparing settings easier to manage.

Step Two: Become Familiar with Common Terms For many parents, the most confusing part about choosing preschools is trying to make sense of terms such as, “Montessori Approach,” “child-centered,” “Waldorf Approach” and “faith-based.” What do these terms mean and how can these terms help you choose a preschool? Oftentimes, the key difference between settings is connected to the preschool’s “educational philosophy.” While educational philosophies are numerous and their definitions are not set in stone, here are some definitions for some of the most popular philosophies. • The Montessori Method Focuses on maintaining the individuality of each child in the learning process. This method believes each child learns at their own pace and educational progress should not be rendered based upon comparing students to one another. • The Reggio Emilia Approach This approach focuses on providing opportunities for problem solving through creative thinking and exploration. • The Waldorf Approach This approach places an emphasis on imagination in learning, providing students with opportunities to explore their world through the senses, participation and analytical thought. • The Bank Street Approach This approach places an emphasis on learning through multiple perspectives, both in the classroom setting and in the natural world. see page 20

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Choosing a Preschool cont. from page 18 • The High/Scope Approach This approach focuses on letting children be in charge of their own learning. Children are taught to make a plan for what they would like to do each day and participate in a review session to discuss the success of their plan and brainstorm ideas for the next day. Outside of the formal educational philosophies, knowing the difference between other common early childhood terms will help you make informed decisions regarding your child’s education. Below is a list of some common terms used to describe preschool settings. It should be noted that these terms may be used alone or in combination with one another (i.e. a “childcentered, faith-based” setting). • Child-centered This term is often used to describe settings that take the children’s interests into consideration when planning activities. For example: in a child-centered setting, the classroom activities are based on the interests of the students, not on prescheduled topics chosen by the teacher. These settings often offer increased opportunities for children to choose activities throughout the day depending on their interests. • Teacher-led The opposite of a child-centered setting is a teacher-led setting. Teacher-led often means that curriculum and supplemental activities are implemented based on a set schedule developed by the teachers in the setting. This type of setting usually provides children with a structured learning environment. • Child-led These settings believe children learn best when they are engaged and interested in learning. Child-led settings wait for each child to initiate or ask for new activities and experiences, fostering individualized learning experiences rather than group experiences. • Faith-based This term is used to describe preschool programs that are run through faith organizations such as churches or synagogues, according to their faith’s philosophies. • Co-operative These settings often ask parents and families to assist in the running of the preschool. Parents and family members may build community by signing up to volunteer 20 UTAHFAMILY.COM JUNE/JULY 2013

during the week, or by assisting in the dayto-day management of the preschool as well as helping with advertising, upkeep and fundraising. • Developmentally Appropriate This term means the preschool plans the curriculum and activities based on activities that are appropriate for the age of the children in the class. • Pre-kindergarten (pre-K) Sometimes this term is used interchangeably with preschool. In general, a pre-K program is one that has children enrolled in the year before kindergarten, usually at age four. These settings are often more structured than traditional preschool settings.

Step Three: The Research Once you have narrowed down the general area you are interested in researching and have a good idea of what type of philosophy would best suit your child, here are a few things you can do to help narrow down your options:

about a setting by the way staff approach introductory visits with you and your child. During your visit ask yourself the following questions: • Do I feel welcome here? • Does my child seem interested in what they have to offer? • Do the children in the setting seem happy? • How do the adults and children interact? • Is the setting clean and safe? You should also come to the visit prepared with questions. Some of the basic questions parents ask are: • What is the turnover rate for staff members? • What percentage of the staff hold degrees in early childhood? • How does the setting handle discipline?

• Reach out to other parents Ask your friends, your neighbors, your pediatrician, your older child’s teacher - ask people you trust for recommendations for quality settings in your area. Be mindful to note the name of the setting and what struck this person as important to mention (low student teacher ratio, close to home, child is excited to arrive, etc.). And, the best question to ask is, “What advice do you wish you had received before choosing your child’s preschool?” Most parents will be happy to offer their insight and advice. • Go to the internet You might be surprised to learn that your community has an active preschool networking community, a great place to tap into useful advice and resources. Or, you can use the internet to search the names of settings to find out if they have any “red flags” like numerous complaints from parents, health or safety violations, or other noteworthy issues. The Child Care Aware Web site makes it easy to search for preschools by zip code. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Web site allows users to research preschools in their area that have NAEYC accreditation.

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Best Outdoor Adventure

Best Live Theatre

If you haven’t been to Lagoon, well, you just haven’t had enough fun in your summer! Pack the sunscreen, some snacks and head on over for a day filled with slides, tubes, wave-pools and music. When you’re ready to wind down for the day? Take a slow ride along the lazy river. Don’t let the day go to waste: have fun in the sun at Lagoon. 2. Hiking 3. Hogle Zoo

Impress your family at the Empress. Tickets are quite affordable, the play bill is always unique and the actors love what they do. With shows like Alice in Wonderland, Jr and A Christmas Story, the entire family is sure to enjoy this live theatre experience. 2. Hale Center 3. Capitol Theatre

Readers’ Pick: Empress Theatre

Readers’ Pick: Lagoon

Best Rec Center

Reader’s Pick: West Valley Rec Center

Best Swimming

Readers’ Pick: Seven Peaks

Arguably the best part about living in Provo is the proximity to Seven Peaks Waterpark. Whether you’re the family that gets the summer passes, or the family that goes once a year, it’s definitely worth it for a family day of fun. There’s something for everyone in your family no matter how tall or small. There are kiddie pools and wade pools for the littler ones and wave pools and slides for the bigger kids. And for the true adventurer? The most daring of slides (hold onto your swimsuits!). We recommend you go early, stay late and maximize your use of those tubes! Plant yourselves in the shade and enjoy. 2. Cowabunga Bay 3. Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center

Every year we ask our readers which organizations treat kids and families best. Well, the Favorites are in. We’ve even added some categories to give some love to the businesses our staff appreciates most. Visit utahfamily.com for some additional categories not published here. Also be sure to watch for the Family Favorites Smileys around town as a sign of those organizations that shine at what they do!

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Fridays Best Tubing Thanksgiving Point 3003 N. Thankgiving Readers’ Pick: Gorgoza Park

Lehi,tubing, Utah mini-snowmobiling and With lift-serve July-September, 10am-2pm “Fort Frosty” to play in, how could your family NOT enjoy themselves at Gorgoza Park? You Millcreek Market & MOVIE can purchase single-ride tickets, or pay for 2-4 June-August, 5pm-10pm hours worthFor of locations, family fun.visit: They even have a kid-friendlywww.millcreekoutdoors.org slope for your budding boarder (or new skier) to safely learn some confidence on the snow. SATURDAYS 2. Soldier Hollow Gardner Village 3. Sugar House 1100Park W. 7800 S.

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Readers’ Pick: Kearns’ Olympic Oval

Where’s the coolest place in the valley this summer? Why, the Utah Olympic Oval of course! Located in the Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center, members skate for free Wednesday nights, and everyone else can come and skate to their hearts’ content for a very reasonable price. Fitness fun for the whole family! 2. Gallivan Center 3. Cottonwood Heights Rec Center

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Best Indoor Adventure Readers’ Pick: Classic Fun Center

With three locations and their famous “Summer Dollar Days” ahead, Classic Fun Center is your onestop season-pass full of fun for the whole family! Hours and hours of skating, sliding, bouncing, laser tagging and climbing are yours for the enjoying – indoors, too so no worrying about heat strokes and sunburns. 2. Boondocks 3. Planet Play

Best Climbing

Readers’ Pick: Momentum Climbing Gym Reaching momentous heights is easy at Momentum. As Utah’s largest and most comprehensive climbing gym, Momentum can satisfy all levels of climbing needs, from the beginner, to the fitness-lover and the (inner) professional climber. They even have day care available for the diaper-clad. 2. Rockreation 3. iRock

Best Bowling Readers’ Pick: Fat Cats

Fat Cats will really bowl you over the first time you go. With glow-in-the-dark lanes, fantastic food and an awesome arcade, everyone in your family is sure to have fun. 2. All-Star Lanes 3. Seven Peaks Fun Center

Best Movie Theater Readers’ Pick: The District

In the hub of Salt Lake City’s shopping district is a nice oasis of air-conditioned, popcorn-filled goodness known as The District. With a steady rotation of new movies combined with old (food) favorites at the concessions stand your family might not want to go anywhere else. 2. Jordan Commons 3. Jordan Landing

Boasting the state’s tallest indoor water slide, West Valley’s Rec Center is THE place to be this year if your family is trying to get (or stay) healthier. They offer a variety of classes, equipment, pools and courts to jump, play, swim and sweat on. 2. Murray Rec Center 3. Dimple Dell Rec Center

Best Sporting Event Readers’ Pick: Bees Baseball

The Bees are more than just a baseball team. They are an iconically American summer’s night out for the whole family. Have you ever picnicked in the outfield grass? Stayed for one of their firework finale shows? Your whole family (up to eight) can see all 72 games for $250 this season! 2. Utah Jazz 3. Real Salt Lake

Best Museum

Readers’ Pick: Natural History Museum

Gain a new perspective at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Their mission statement is to “illuminate the natural world and humans’ place within it.” It’s a great place to rekindle your family’s sense of awe about our existence and the world in which we live. 2. Discovery Gateway 3. Museum of Ancient Life

Best Library

Readers’ Pick: The City Library

The City Library on Main Street downtown is more than just a library: it’s a place where community comes together over art, books, music and food. Lose yourself in a book, sit by the cozy fire, read to your child in the treehouse room, or bring the kids to play in their fountains while you listen to one of their free music downloads. 2. West Jordan branch of the SL County Libraries 3. Murray City Library

Best Healthy Restaurant Readers’ Pick: Sweet Tomatoes

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Best “Glamping” SUNDAYS Staff Pick: Moab Under Canvas

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Best Adventure Makers Staff Pick: Moab Adventure Center

You haven’t really experienced Moab until But Dr. Volts has endured the test of time you’ve experienced it through the Moab here. They have a great combination: the best Wasatch Front Farmers Adventure Center. Whether your family likes selection of anime and manga, and aMarket nerdyto take it easy on the bus tours, or go for the knowledgeable staff, too. more adventurous river-rafting (or something Grammy’s & Produce in-between, like Fruit horseback riding), they- Willard, can put UT Best Healthy Date Night together the trip for you in a heartbeat.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5:30pmStaff Pick: Thai Drift

Thai Drift is a Thaifusion restaurant that wasatchfrontfarmersmarket.org Best Comic Book Store combines healthy eating with fine dining. Their

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Best Sunday Stroll Staff Pick: Park Silly Sundays

Park Silly Sundays happens every Sunday in downtown Park City. This leisurely event appeals to all ages and desires: from food to art to crafts to unique individuals. You’re sure to find something – or someone – interesting every time you go. It’s fun!

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CONT. won’t let his peas touch his ham. The one who balks at every menu and is never satisfied. You can take comfort in knowing that at Sweet Tomatoes’ buffet-style restaurant, not only will there be a lot to choose from, but the choices he puts on his plate will be healthy ones – even if they can’t touch! 2. Subway 3. Café Zupas

Best Kid’s Menu Readers’ Pick: Chili’s

Chili’s has a reputation to uphold. Not only do they boast the best burgers in the valley, they also have an extensive kid’s menu. Kids love their classic burgers, corn dogs or pizza. (Have you seen the size of their kids’ root beer floats?) And now you can order all of this to go online! 2. Chic-Fil-A 3. Olive Garden

Best Family Restaurant Readers’ Pick: Café Rio

Fresh ingredients, food made right before your very eyes and super-fast service makes this restaurant a favorite with our readers. Kids can order with confidence and know they’re getting what they want on their plate – and parents know it won’t kill their budgets either. 2. Sweet Tomatoes 3. Olive Garden

Best Pizza

Readers’ Pick: The Pie Pizzeria

Pizza may be best known as the breakfast of college students, but at The Pie, it’s an art form. Pick any one of their signature pizza pies and you won’t be disappointed. We promise. Even their cheese pizza is divine – just ask our kids (if you can get them to stop eating long enough to answer you)! 2. Little Caesars 3. Papa Murphy’s

Best Breakfast Readers’ Pick: IHOP

You simply can’t go wrong eating breakfast at a restaurant that serves it around the clock. Breakfast for dinner? Midnight snack? No problem! Come on over to IHOP and eat your favorite meal of the day – any time of the day. 2. Kneaders 3. Jim’s Family Restaurant

Best Buffet

Readers’ Pick: Chuck-A-Rama

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Best Mountainside Goat Feeding Staff Pick: Zermatt Resort

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been going to Chuck-A-Rama for their freshly made soups and dishes for over a decade. It doesn’t matter what you’re in the mood for, Chuck-A-Rama will have it: from salads and soups to meat and potatoes. And don’t forget the drinks and dessert. 2. Sweet Tomatoes 3. Golden Corral

Best Bakery

Readers’ Pick: Kneaders Bakery

Kneaders has been around since 1997. In that time they have positively perfected the way a loaf of bread should be made. The bread really DOES make the sandwich. Give them a try – they will even cater! 2. Sweet Tooth Fairy 3. Gourmandise, The Bakery

Best Ice Cream

Readers’ Pick: Cold Stone Creamery

Sometimes you have to wonder: do your children choose bubble gum ice cream with gummi bears because it’s actually yummy or because it looks pretty? It’s almost more fun to see what crazy combination of ice cream and toppings your kids will choose than it is to actually eat the ice cream. Almost. 2. Leatherby’s 3. Red Mango

2. The Red Balloon 3. Clark Planetarium

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Pick: Barnes and Noble

Give a child a book and he might read it. Give a child a love of reading and he’ll read every book he gets his hands on. Barnes and Noble understands that the love of reading needs to be cultivated. That’s why they have an extensive kids’ section, story times and frequent opportunities to meet authors. 2. King’s English 3. The Children’s Hour

Best Baby Store Readers’ Pick: Babies R Us

Their name says it all! Anything and everything for babies can be found at Babies R Us. From the necessities to the just plain cute – and everything in between – they will have it. And their online registry makes asking for specific items (as gifts) so much easier. You might even find a thing or two you didn’t realize you needed. 2. Babinskis 3. Buy Buy Baby

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Pick: Deseret Industries

Who doesn’t love a candy store that lets you have a free sample every time you enter? It’s probably the best thing about going to the mall altogether. In fact, excuse me… I need to, uh, go satisfy a craving. Be right back. 2. Sweet Afton’s 3. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Deseret Industries has been recycling long before “going green” was even a “thing.” Whether you need that gently-used item to complete an ensemble or create the most creative Halloween costume in town, Deseret Industries has you covered! Best of all? If you don’t find what you need the first time, wait a week and go back – and see all new things. 2. Kid to Kid 3. Savers

Best Mall

Best Kids’ Clothing

Best Candy Store Readers’ Pick: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: Fashion Place Mall Yes, there is a See’s Candy store in this mall. And yes, it might have something to do with why they won first place…. All kidding aside, have you seen this mall lately? The mall itself has been through some pretty large makeovers. New shops, new restaurants and new parking are just some of the perks about shopping here. 2. City Creek 3. South Towne Center

Best Toy Store

Readers’ Pick: Lakeshore Learning

Parents know they can’t make a child love a certain toy. But good parents have learned that they can often find toys their children love – and love to learn from – at Lakeshore Learning Center. With several locations to choose from, you and your child can find what you want – and need – in one of their stores.

Readers’ Pick: Children’s Place

Do you have a picky-dresser? Or a youngster with her own sense of style? Fortunately, Children’s Place has trendy-cute clothing without the large sticker price. Boys and girls, young and not so young will be able to find something they like here, without breaking the bank. 2. Carter’s 3. Target

Best Scrapbooking

Readers’ Pick: Jo-Ann’s Fabric and Craft Store If you know what a Sizzix, a Cuttlebug and a Cricut are, this is the store for you. Avid scrapbookers have gone to Jo-Ann’s for years for all their needs: from paper to embellishments, tools to adhesive, Jo-Ann’s has it all. 2. Michael’s 3. Paper Creations

feeding the goats at Zermatt Resort in Midway. But that’s not all they have! This family resort has many daily activities such as: riding the carousel, playing putt-putt, swimming & more.

students and inevitably wins smiles and even laughs as the lessons progress.

Best Swim Instructor

Staff Pick: Dancing Moose Montessori

Staff Pick: Dylan at SwimKids

Swim instructors handle a lot when it comes to teaching kids – especially really young kids – to swim. Dylan at SwimKids keeps his cool despite the fussing, crying and sometimes screaming

Best Garden Learning

This preschool through second grade school provides many options when it comes to teaching and engaging students; one of which is the Garden Classroom. Each class has a garden plot the students work in as they learn about plants and watch them grow. This is a communal

Best Grocery Store Readers’ Pick: Smith’s

Whether you need to fuel the family car, or fuel their appetites, Smith’s has “market fresh, money smart” groceries and accessories. Buyer’s tip: be sure to sign up for their rewards card. Smart shoppers look online or on Facebook for their latest savings and deals, too. 2. Harmon’s 3. Walmart

Best Cakes

Readers’ Pick: Costco

Where else can you order a cake that weighs more than the birthday recipient without paying its weight in gold? Costco accepts phone-in orders and will have your cake ready to pick up when you need it. Don’t worry – their cakes may be large but their never seems to be any leftovers. 2. Harmon’s 3. Granite Bakery

Best Entertainer

Readers’ Pick: Lance Nielson

Lance has been performing magic for over 20 years. He likes to combine his love to educate and entertain in his shows and performs to elementary, middle and high schools (as well as corporate parties for the ‘business-minded’). He loves magic so much, he’s written two books about learning magic for kids. 2. Mont Magic 3. Princess Parties, LLC

Best Party, Ages 0-6

Readers’ Pick: Jungle Jim’s Playland

Kids can have a “wildly fun time” without finding them to be “wildly expensive.” They have several types of party packages available, plenty of seating, lots of arcade games, rides, places to crawl and climb and – best of all (for the grown ups) – a place to sit down and see all the fun. 2. Chuck E. Cheese’s 3. Bouncin’ Off The Walls

Best Party, Ages 7-12 Readers’ Pick: Classic Fun Center

Themed private rooms, plenty of pizza and party favors, bouncy-houses and roller skating makes this spot the perfect place to host your next birthday party for the preteen in your family. You can reserve your own private party package online and mix and match it to fit your needs. 2. Planet Play 3. Boondocks

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Best Cheese Addiction

Staff Pick: Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

Two years ago this local dairy farm started making cheese. Really good cheese (especially the garlic cheese spread)! Visit this fourth generation farm to see the cheese-making in action, or participate in their family-friendly cheese tasting on the second Friday of each month for just $5.


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CONT. Best Party, Teen Readers’ Pick: Boondocks

Party packages aren’t just for the little kids at Boondocks. With an XD theater, laser tag, go-karts, bumper boats, mini-golf and batting cages at their disposal, your teenager will have a blast with her friends! 2. Planet Play 3. Airborne

Best Day Camp

Readers’ Pick: The Winner School

Each teacher at The Winner School is “trained to make each child feel special and important.” Combine that with engaging, enriching daily activities and you can see why they call themselves The Winner School. 2. Empress Youth Theatre 3. Hogle Zoo

Best Overnight Camp Readers’ Pick: Boy Scouts of America

Can you fillet a fish that you’ve caught with your own homemade fishing pole and cook it over a fire you started without any matches? I that is the kind of challenge your son is looking for, then the Boy Scouts are for him! 2. Girl Scouts 3. Camp Kostopoulos

Best After School

Readers’ Pick: The Winner School

School may be out, but the learning keeps going at The Winner School. For the second year in a row, The Winner School has won our readers’ family favorite for after school fun. They have activities and programs available for all children ages 2-18. 2. Boys and Girls Club of Murray 3. The Dance Company

Best Dance

Readers’ Pick: The Winner School

Your little dancer can prance and pirouette the afternoon away at The Winner School. Previous dance students have one both State and National Championships. With over 25 years of experience behind them, the teachers here “teach young people to be great dancers and dancers to be great people.” 2. The Dance Company 3. Collette’s Dancing School

Best Martial Arts

Readers’ Pick: The Winner School

Best Country Breakfast Staff Pick: Wasatch Front Farmers’ Market Before you shop ‘til you drop, come early to the Wasatch Front Farmers’ Market where you can enjoy a steaming hot homemade breakfast. Just the thing to get you in the mood for perusing and purchasing their local merchandise.

Best Whole Family Fun Staff Pick: The Wairhouse

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After watching The Karate Kid for the first (or seventh) time, did your son or daughter want to sign up for martial arts, too? The Winner School has Mr. Jerry Johnson as their Karate Program Director. Classes start at the pre-school age and keep going until age 18. 2. Granite Peaks Community Education 3. All-Star Karate

Best Music

Readers’ Pick: The Winner School

Can you hear it? The Winner School is singing loud and clear: they have both singing classes and instrumental classes available. Their patient, educated staff and Music Director, Melodie Ried, are excited to teach your children music and music appreciation. 2. KinderMusik 3. Up With Kids

Best Gymnastics

Readers’ Pick: Epic Gymnastics

Do you have an avid tumbler in your house? Or a tree-climber that just won’t sit still? Children as young as 18 months old have a place at Epic to come tumble, spin, twirl and bounce safely and under the direction of a professionally trained coaching staff. 2. U of U Youth Gymnastics 3. Little Gym

Best Art

Readers’ Pick: Mesa Art Studio

Mesa Art Studio has art classes down to, well, an art form. With their own studio in The Art Garden, and plenty of talented teachers and eager students, it’s easy to see why families picked them as their favorite art class. 2. The Leonardo 3. Granite Peaks Lifelong Learning

Best Photography Readers’ Pick: Camera Shy

2. Great Clips 3. Sports Clips

Best Birth Center

Readers’ Pick: St. Mark’s Women’s Center Giving birth to your child can be a beautiful moment. But it can also be a very stressful time – especially if you’re not comfortable where you are. It’s no accident that St. Mark’s has won this Family Favorite for the second year in a row. They are available 24/7 to give you peace of mind while you’re there. 2. Intermountain Medical Center in Murray 3. Jordan Valley Regional

Best Eye Care

Readers’ Choice: Costco

If you have kids with glasses, you know you don’t want to pay a lot for frames that are going to get lost or broken before their worn out. Our readers can “see” what a difference Costco makes. Costco keeps costs down while still providing excellent care. Their later hours aren’t too shabby either. 2. Shopko 3. Rocky Mountain Eye Care

Best Spa

Readers’ Pick: The Kura Door

The lights go dim and a hush falls over the crowd. The stage lights turn on and you have been transported into a different world – a world onstage where none of your life’s issues and stressors have been invited. Pre-purchased tickets are reasonable, the entertainment can’t be beat, and you might even manage a little snuggle or two between scenes. It’s okay, it’s dark. 2. The District 3. City Creek Mall

Best News Station Readers’ Pick: KSL 5

Whether it’s for the “KSL Deals” or the “High 5” accolades, KSL5 News continues to be the favorite source of local and national news. Don’t have the time to sit and watch them on TV? No problem. Their online resources are available whenever you are. 2. KUTV 2 3. Fox 13

Best Radio Personality

Best Fitness

Readers’ Pick: St. George

Readers’ Pick: Gold’s Gym

Best Haircut

Best Couples Dining

Readers’ Pick: Cookie Cutters

Readers’ Pick: Market Street Grill

If you want to give your child a cut above the rest… or, at least, make sure they can hot still long enough to get the job done, then Cookie Cutters is for your family! Their staff is patient, their facility is child-friendly and will keep them still long enough for the haircut!

Don’t mess with date night. Date night is the night to go out and reconnect with each other. At Market Street Grill you know your dining experience will be classy: good service, good food and a quieter atmosphere. Best of all? All of their main courses go well with adult

whole family next weekend? Want to find something fun for everyone from the ground up? With more than 35,000 square feet of bouncing-ability, The Wairhouse is the best Trampoline Park in town.

that big hike, BlueStar welcomes you with their friendly staff and comfy seating.

Fresh ingredients freshly made. BlueStar has earned the reputation of being the best – and first – juicer in town. Whether you crave that gourmet caffeine fix or want to juice up after

Readers’ Pick: Empress Theatre

Readers’ Pick: Doug Wright at KSL

With all the trends and fads in fitness, it’s nice to know that a place like Gold’s Gym has withstood the test of time – focusing on the tried and true ways to stay fit, serve you well, and give you the most out of your membership. They have gyms in over 30 countries, 36 states and several locations across the Wasatch Front. 2. Curves 3. Planet Fitness

Staff Pick: BlueStar Juice and Coffee

Best Date Spot

It’s a rare moment in your life when you don’t hear “MOM!” or “Where is my shoe?” or “Can you bake three dozen cookies for the bake sale tomorrow?” So when you DO get to treat yourself to some “me-time” be sure you pick the place that will really rejuvenate, relax and recharge your battery. Someplace soothing and peaceful: The Kura Door. 2. Massage Envy 3. Sego Lily

Located in Lehi, Camera Shy is the “best photography, service and value you’ll find from any Utah Valley Photographer.” So don’t be shy! Give them a try. They specialize in family photos and portraits; have many packages to choose from. 2. Fotofly 3. Stylehouse Photography

Best Place to Juice Up

conversation. 2. Olive Garden 3. Chili’s

Best (and Tastiest) Way to Beat the Summer Heat Staff Pick: Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

There are yogurt shops and there are yogurt shops. And then there’s Menchie’s. Whether watching your weight, watching your carbs or simply wanting a sweet treat to beat the heat, Menchie’s is the coolest place in town.

If you like to know which movies to see (and why) and which ones to avoid, the Doug Wright radio show is for you. Every weekday morning from 9 a.m. to noon, Doug will keep you entertained and informed. 2. Kerry, Bill and Gina at X96 3. Todd and Erin at B98.7

Best Utah Travel Spot Are you the adventurous cliff-diving and rockclimbing sort of family? Or the more traditional golfing and spa sort? Or perhaps you prefer to meander through petroglyphs and dinosaur bones? If you said “yes!” to any of those questions, then the 5-hour drive to St. George is for you! 2. Moab 3. Zion’s National Park

Best Travel Agency Readers’ Pick: All Points Travel

Whether you like to book your next vacation online, or speak with a qualified travel agent, All Points Travel can take care of you from beginning to end. They will assist you to finding the best package deal, the most family-friendly hotels, and even the best cruises. 2. Get Away Today 3. Morris Murdock

Best Hang Out

Staff Pick: Darla’s Aerial Arts

Professional aerialists will wow you as they hang effortlessly from the ceiling at Darla’s Aerial Arts. If you’re looking for a unique way to get in shape, a unique “decortainment” piece, or just looking for beauty in motion, Darla’s is the place to go.

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Family Travels By Andrea Moore

Adventure Awaits a Short Drive Away in Heber Valley A good friend once told me that she believed her job as a mother was to create memories for her children. I have to admit that I didn’t truly understand that until I had a three year-old daughter. It was only then that I realized that she was like a sponge and it was my job to provide her with as many things to soak up as I possibly could. So one thing we do is travel as much as possible. So, where would I go next in my pursuit for sponge-worth material? Heber Valley. I’ve always felt Heber and Midway were so far away since they were beyond Park City. There was something about traveling beyond the mountains that made the distance seem so much greater. It wasn’t until I decided to visit this cute, small town that I realized it was only 1 hour 1 minute from my house. Yes, when you have a one year-old and a four year-old, every minute spent driving matters.

The Eats We started our adventure at one of the most delicious places around, Canyon View Farm in Midway. We were greeted by a very friendly man, Russel Kohler, the fourth generation in this family-owned business, and given a very interesting and thorough tour of the whole facility from milk processing to cheese making. While the older kids enjoyed the tour more than my younger kids, they all were very willing to participate in the cheese tasting at the end of the tour. Heber Valley Artisan Cheese produces

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many varieties of cheese and you may taste several of them during their monthly cheese tasting events every second Friday of the month, reservations required. You may also tour the facility on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., just call to make your reservation. As the grand finale of the tour, my kids were able to feed a carrot to Geraldine -- one very well fed cow -- which was the highlight for my kids as it’s hard to one-up a cow that can lick its own nostril. After all, these are kids we’re talking about. Next it was off to grab some lunch at Dairy Keen. At first glance, this appears to be your typical burger-and-shake kind of place. But as soon as you step inside, look up and you will see a toy train that makes its way around the restaurant about 6 inches from the ceiling. Kids may also play with the toy train set at one table, blocks at another or go outside to eat at the tables in the wooden train. Give them a quarter and they will see another train go back and forth across the track in yet another part of the restaurant. The food is quite yummy, ranging from burgers and fries to a variety of sandwiches, soups and salads, but make sure to save room for a shake or other ice cream treat. They even have a gluten-free menu. The only problem with this place? You need to be prepared to spend plenty of time here since the kids will not want to leave, even when their food is gone.

from the road and surrounded by big trees. through the paths throughout the property. The Homestead has an indoor and outdoor pool in addition to three hot tubs. They have an activity center with horseshoes, ping pong, tennis and other games. Of course, the biggest attraction is the crater--a 55-foot tall, hollowed out rock 10,000 years in the making that is filled with naturally heated mineral water (90-96 degrees year-round). I had been to the crater once before while I was getting scuba certified and remembered it just being murky. I was happy to come back and see that without the anxiety of breathing under water hanging over my head, this place was quite amazing! The kids absolutely loved swimming around the bubbles from the scuba divers. Since space is limited within the crater, you do need to make a reservation to swim but make sure to do this as it’s worth the forethought. The Homestead Resort has a sister resort, Zermatt Resort. We wandered the short distance from our cottage to this resort to play miniature golf, feed some goats, take a ride on the carousel and eat some gelato. The kids got a kick out of feeding the goats dog biscuits—strange, right? Don’t knock it until you try it. Don’t expect anything grand from the miniature golf course, although there were many holes we didn’t even get to. With my two younger kids, however, we had a fun – and sometimes quite entertaining – time playing the game. Make up your own game or play ours called “Hit the ball before the

The Sleep After indulging in mass amounts of cheese followed by a hearty lunch, we decided to check into our hotel room. Since it was too cold to camp—I do NOT like sleeping in the cold even though I love camping—we chose to stay at the Homestead Resort. This place is not at all what I expected when I thought of a resort. Instead of a huge hotel, it had several

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one year-old grabs it while maintaining any resemblance of accuracy!” We spent quite a bit of time walking around both resorts’ property as there were plenty of birds, fish and other animals to keep my kids interested enough in walking and we felt good getting some exercise. We also learned that there were plenty of family-friendly hiking and biking trails in the area, although we ran out

of time to try them out. This is definitely on the list the next time we visit the area.

The Adventure Next on our agenda: Riding the rails and zipping over treetops. I would venture a guess that there are few kids who are not at least interested, if not fascinated by trains. As soon as my kids found out we were going on the train, they COULD NOT WAIT! Although we did not ride the train during one of their themed rides like Day out with Thomas, Dinosaur Days, Wizards Trains or North Pole Express, we did get to enjoy a train robbery and some acoustic music along the way. We were told they even have special rides on Mondays in the summer where the kids get to dance in the aisles. Too bad we couldn’t have stayed a few more days to be part of this as my little ones are dancing fools. Riding the railroad was a great time, although for our very little kids, doing something that is themed and keeps their interest for much longer with a shorter ride would have been better. Older kids would have a great time on any ride as they enjoy the views, wander to the snack car and simply sit back and enjoy the ride. The Max Zipline, located 7 minutes from the mouth of Provo Canyon, is a great way to introduce your kids to some adventure and excitement while still keeping it mellow enough that the faint-at-heart will have a fun time. The zipline is a series of lines that take you over the treetops and give you amazing views of Mt. Timpanogos and the Provo River. You climb into a harness that is a bit like a seat made out of nylon webbing, which then connects to cables strung from one tree to another tree much further away. “On the first line, the anxiety was the worst part,” said my nephew, Avery, age 11, “but when I got on, it was actually quite relaxing.” “The fast one was the most fun because it was fast,” said my niece, Isabella, age 8. Needless to say, they both came back with


fun stories of their trip and big smiles on their faces. The adults had a great time too. “The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly,” said my brother-in-law Spencer. My sister Jai agreed, “The excitement of going through the trees on a zipline is nicely balanced with the breaks between when you can enjoy the view and the company of the staff and other zipliners.” I just can’t wait for my kids to be old enough to take a ride. After a day filled with activities and exercise, we were very hungry. Mexican food is what we all craved and Tarahumara did not

let us down. We walked into this restaurant and were surprised first that we had to place our order and pay right away and then by the expansive menu written on the wall. From scallops to quesadillas, the menu covered whatever we were craving. After eyeballing the giant cookies (that we inevitably had for dessert), we walked back to our table. Introducing, the biggest salsa bar around! There were at least 20 different salsas ranging from kid-friendly to very hot. We tried maybe half of them and I’m already trying to figure out when we’ll be able to go back to try the other half. The kids ate a quesadilla

that didn’t have any hidden spiciness—my daughter has the most sensitive palate—and loved it. I enjoyed the offering of something other than rice and beans as a side – which they offer as well – but you may also choose a salad or veggies. As our trip came to an end, we all agreed that there were so many more things to do in Heber than we ever thought. We were exhausted from walking and swimming and playing and happily fed with wonderful food. Our sponges were very much full and ready for the next adventure and even more memories to be made.

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Fit Family By Kimberly Carlson

Active Bodies Foster Active Minds Keeping Boredom at Bay The moment my kids have been waiting for is here: summertime! They’ve been planning for this for months. Their conversation usually starts with “I can’t wait to sleep in!” and usually progresses into “I want to spend all day playing Minecraft!” Now, I confess, the sleeping in part? I’m all for it. The playing video games all day part? Not so much. As a single mom of two, I am fully aware of the two-part problem summer creates. First and foremost: they are suddenly home. A lot. And we all know that it won’t take long for “I’m boooooored” to start in. At some point during the summer, they will become sedentary, lazy creatures that will only come to the surface for food and whatever icy-cold beverage I allow in the house. Which brings us to the second problem: this sedentary lifestyle tends to turn these otherwise-brilliant children’s bodies and brains into deep-fried blobs.

Mental Acuity We’ve all heard the recent statistics: according to the National Summer Learning Association, students who do not participate in enrichment and learning activities during the summer break can lose roughly 22 percent of the knowledge and skills they gained during the previous school year. Dr. Ashley Norris, Ph.D., assistant dean, college of education at the University of Phoenix, echoes what all educators have been saying for decades. “The first few months of school in the fall are catchup months to get the kids back on track and up to speed.”

Physical Fitness Coach James Cordova, P.E. teacher at Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City can always tell which students have been active all summer and which ones haven’t. “Those kids that have been active – burning calories and exploring the outdoors – those kids are ready to learn and start the school year out right.”

The Wrong Turn There has been a definite decline in children’s health over the past decade. And Coach James thinks he knows why. “From the moment the public school system started cutting out vital classes such as physical

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education due to a lack of funding, we’ve seen our kids just get bigger and more unhealthy.” George Starks, local creator of the Summer Fit series – a set of workbooks designed to keep children physically and mentally fit during the summer months – agrees with Coach James. “It’s absolutely heartbreaking to see the breakdown between physical activity and mental ability.”

Physical Health Aids Mental Health When you exercise, your body releases endorphins. According to Dr. Norris, endorphins do several positive things for our body. “When endorphins are released and fed into our frontal lobes – the part of your brain that houses critical thinking – our mental acuity increases, as does our positive sense of well-being.” In other words, the more active you are, the better your brain works. Coach James would agree. “Historically, the highly intelligent are usually highly active individuals. Our minds and bodies work so much better when they are active and active together.”

Parental Problem As much as we’d like to point the fingers elsewhere (schools, technology, etc), as parents we really need to own up to our share of the responsibility in this. Jay Jacobs, father and final four contestant on Biggest Loser (season 11), put it best: “As a father, I was the leader of the pack. My choices affected theirs. When I made poor lifestyle decisions, so did they.” Jacobs and his daughter participated together on the show, and since then have made a healthy lifestyle a family affair.

Permanent Solutions Fortunately, it’s never too late to turn the tides. Both Jay Jacobs and George Starks are hoping that this summer will be the “season of change” in how families get healthy and stay active. Their hope is that with a little bit of practice, all families will refocus and get back on track for a healthier body and a healthier mind. Check out the Summer Fit series at www.summerfitlearning.com for more ideas.

Tried and True Dr. Norris recommends “authentic activities” to get children going this summer. “Find out what your child’s interests are and turn them into authentic learning experiences.” If your child is into bugs, for example, send them out in the backyard or at the park with a digital camera and have them explore and take pictures of as many different bugs as possible. They will get a good hike out of the experience, and enjoy taking pictures. Once s/he is done, have your child hop on the internet and learn as much as possible about each bug. “It is experiential learning that all kids crave,” Dr. Norris advises.

Food as Friend, not Foe Jay Jacobs emphasizes that above all else, it’s our honest approach to food that will have the most impact. “Everyone is afraid of exercise, yet food is the pathway to participating in helpful habits.” Take your children with you to the Farmers’ Markets—or better yet, have them help grow food in your own garden – and let them choose which veggies they will help you prepare for dinner. Not only is this a worthy investment into their own (self-sufficient) futures, but it will get them


outside, get them in the kitchen and even create bonding moments between yourself and your children. It will even present itself as a learning tool. “Have your children research the recipe they would like to try,” suggests Dr. Norris. “Give them the money and let them figure out from start to finish what they would like to make and how much it will cost to make it happen.”

Technology as a Tool Amongst the experts there seems to be a bit of a debate going on right now about technology. Some would say that too much technology breeds sedentary children. George Starks recommends “unplugging at the table” during dinner and “using technology as a reward rather than a right.” While this sedentary fear is true to some extent, I would also venture a thought: technology isn’t going to go away any time soon. Rather than ban it entirely and see the withdrawals your children go through (dramatically and without cessation), try using it to your advantage.

Technology and your Teen Recently my almost-teenage son came to me with the sigh that only a teenager can master and said “When are we going to do something FUN, mom?!” To which I replied, “As soon as you plan it!” He had heard rumor of some caves off the coast of Oregon that, at certain times of the year, are filled with sea lions and he wanted to see them. I have tasked him with finding out which time of year is best to go, how much gas we will need to get there,

how much hotels will cost and where would be best. I’ve also asked his younger sister to get involved: I asked her to find out why certain times of year were better than others to see them. Then I asked both of them to find another active-activity we could do as a family while we were there. They are excited to go this summer and have planned a full itinerary of hiking and swimming and boat rides.

Technology and the Younger Crowd “Incorporate things you do every day with your child. Whether that’s walking the dog, figuring out the tip at a restaurant or calculating sales prices” says Dr. Norris. Jay Jacobs recommends handing your smart phone over to your children and asking them to “ask Siri how many calories are in the apple you’re about to eat” or find out just what a calorie is. Then figure out how many jumping jacks that would take to burn off those calories. Coach James has a more ... practical proposal: “Time and time again I hear from parents that it’s more difficult to get their kids to go outside when it gets too hot. They’d rather stay inside, plopped on the couch in front of a screen. My kids were never bothered by the heat – they would ride their bikes to and from their friends’ houses or to their baseball practice or even just to the park in the middle of August and 100+ degree weather. Know why? Because we have a rule in our house: don’t turn on the air conditioning unless it’s over 92 degrees. My kids would actually prefer to go outside and get some fresh air rather

Living the Whole Child Philosophy Give the kids the keys to their own success. George Starks, creator of Summer Fit knows that combining activity with learning is crucial. That’s why he has teamed up with the Biggest Loser’s contestant Jay Jacobs and Coach James from Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City to make this summer the “season of change” for all kids and is trying to get the word out about his Summer Fit workbooks. From PreK to grade 8, Summer Fit has the workbook designed to keep kids physically and mentally active – all under their values’ based instruction. They have a “Whole Child philosophy [that] is based on the belief that every child should be healthy, engaged, supported and challenged in all aspects of their lives. Investing in the overall development of your child is

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Healthy Habits Start simple: small changes that become routine will be accepted and even encouraged by your children. If they know to expect a walk after dinner every night they will start to look forward to it. They will love reconnecting with their parents (especially after a long, hard day of work) when the weather isn’t quite so hot, and their enthusiasm is contagious. “Incorporating healthier lifestyles into everyday activities will not only make your family healthier, but exercise makes you happier. Happier families live longer, smarter lives.” says George Starks.

Final Thoughts Don’t wait for the inevitable “I’m bored” to appear before making these changes. Think about an activity your family would enjoy doing and do it. Check out our Staff Picks section under Family Favorites for free or low-cost ideas on where to get fit and have fun doing it. “Classroom learning is confined to the classroom. Summertime is for learning ‘outside of the box’ of the classroom walls.” says Dr. Norris. Best of all? “It’s all about practice -- not perfection” reminds Jay Jacobs. My family will be practicing a lot this summer. With hikes and treasure hunts and a fit-family vacation planned (by my kids), there won’t be a whole lot of time for Minecraft. But let’s not get too crazy – I’m still going to enjoy the ‘sleeping in’ parts!

critical to their personal health and well-being.” Inside of each book is a weekly chart for them to keep track of their progress for both “body” and “mind” and daily reading. There is a valuebased curriculum for each week and a simple page of instruction for the children to complete. They have their “Top 5 Parent Summer Tips” included and resources available both in their books and online at www.summerfitlearning. com. Summer Fit activity books are being featured at Lakeshore Learning – which won our Family Favorite’s Best Toy Store category this year. Lakeshore has several locations along the Wasatch front to serve you. You can also order the Summer Fit books online at www. lakeshorelearning.com, amazon.com or visit Utah Idaho Supply, Barnes & Noble, Smiths Grocery store and many more.

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June 15 Saturday Father’s Day Craft: Drop in anytime to make a fun craft for your dad. All day. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South. Breakfast With The Birds: The Aviary’s signature fundraiser. Tickets include admission, breakfast and most event activities including crafts, face painting, talks from keepers and breakfast stations around the entire park. Tickets $60/adult, $10/child at www.tracyaviary.org. Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, 8:30 a.m. Mountain Man Living History Camp: A living history encampment including a Traders Row, Native American Village, and Mountaineer and Long Hunter Encampments. Ongoing demonstrations in period firearms, clothing, blacksmithing, leather work, cooking, tanning, horse packing, etc. Regular admission applies. This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Garden Adventures: Hands-on craft, demonstration or project for children to complete and take home. Ages 4-12 with one caregiver. No infants, please. $7/ non-members, $5/members. Registration required by calling 801-581-8454. Eco-Art. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 10-11:30 a.m. Chalk Art Festival: Enjoy seeing artists create masterpieces on pavement, including your own family creations at Kids Korner. Event benefits the 2,600 Utah children in foster care and the dedicated families who nurture them. Info at www. chalkartfestival.org. Gateway Mall, 400 W. 100 South, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Treehouse Museum Free Admission: Today only. Treehouse Children’s Museum, 347 22nd St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Superman Movie Marathon: Watch the Superman movies starting at 10 a.m. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Special Needs Sensory Storytime: A unique storytime for children with special needs. Geared to autistic children but any child of any age is welcome. Participating adult is required. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Donuts With Dad Storytime: Bring Dad or Grandpa to the library for stories, songs, activities and donuts. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. Read With A Dog: Readers of all ages can schedule a private 15 mins. with Belle. 42 UTAHFAMILY.COM JUNE/JULY 2013

Sponsored by Intermountain Therapy Animals. Space limited. Call 801-2642587. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dairy Days At Farm Country: Experience dairy discovery and learn how to make homemade butter, ice cream in a bag, and participate in a variety of milky, buttery and creamy activities. Admission $7/adult, $5/ child, members are free. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. Dig Into Reading Mad Science: Join Mad Science as you go underground on a journey of discovery and dig deep. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 11 a.m.-noon. Also at SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2 p.m. Parachute And Bubbles Fairytale Style: Make tiny fairy-size bubbles to enormous troll-size bubbles. Use your imagination as a brightly colored parachute becomes a magical toadstool or a dragon’s lair in fun games all can play. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 11 a.m.-noon. Diggers And Burrowers: Animals love the dirt too. You’ll dig meeting these diggers and burrowers including a Tarantula, Emperor Scorpion, Uromastyx, Monitor Lizard and others. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 11 a.m.

teams can be hosted if they have their own GPS. Fun for all ages. $5/non-members, free/members. RSVP by calling 435-6491767 or email swanerecocenter@usu. edu. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 11 a.m. KSL Family Book Festival: A western theme will highlight the more than 30 kidfriendly booths and activities. Meet and hear first-hand from authors, have books signed, have photos taken with characters and participate in a variety of free activities including entertainment, music, KSL personalities and more. Free. Info at 888-415-7878. Gateway Mall, 400 W. 100 South, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Third Saturdays: Free activities for families. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1 p.m. Cozy Cat Afternoon: Kids practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a nonthreatening environment. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 1-3 p.m. Parade Of Raptors: A program on environmental conservation by HawkWatch International featuring live, wild birds. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 1 p.m.

The Magic Lantern: Puppet show presented by The Puppet Players. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m.

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

Geocaching On The Swaner Preserve: Enjoy exploring the preserve while you learn to geocache. Scavenger hunts, treasure hunts and more. GPS provided to the first 7 individuals or teams that sign up for each date. 3 additional individual or

Fables, Fairytales & Folklore: Utah Dance Artists spring concert. The outstanding faculty will be choreographing to the theme “Fables, Fairytales and Folklore” in the genres of ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hip-hop. Tickets $12.50

at www.kingsburyhall.utah.edu. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., 2 and 6 p.m. History Of Bison Lecture: An informative lecture about the history of Antelope Island’s bison at one of Utah’s earliest ranches, the historic Fielding Garr Ranch. Info at 801-649-5742. Park entrance fees apply. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 2 p.m. Mind Over Matter: A multimedia theatrical performance exploring the inner workings of the mind. Tickets $15/person, $10/ members and students with ID at www. theleonardo.org. The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, 7 p.m. Rhonda Vincent: Rhonda and her band, The Rage, are the most awarded band in Bluegrass music with multiple Grammy nominations and more. Tickets $18/ premium, $15/priority, $12/lawn at www. sandyarts.com/sandy-amphitheater. Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, 8 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 9 p.m.

16 Sunday Free Admission For Fathers: All fathers receive free admission when a second admission is purchased. Not valid with any other offers. Ogden Dinosaur Park, 1544 E. Park Blvd. Mind Over Matter: A multimedia theatrical performance exploring the inner workings of the mind. Tickets $15/person, $10/ members and students with ID at www. theleonardo.org. The Leonardo, 209 E.


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17 Monday Stories And Playtime Fun: Let your kids play with the library’s toys, games, coloring activity and a craft while you sit back and take it easy. Ages 0-6. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dig Into Reading Mad Science: Join Mad Science as you go underground on a journey of discovery and dig deep. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 2-3 p.m. Digging Rock Art: Create your own work of art on a rock. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 3-9 p.m. Tales With Tau: Kids ages 5-9 may read with Abbey Lynn, a therapy dog. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-5 p.m. Dig Into The Growing World: How do plants grow? How do soil and erosion work? What do you know about minerals and mining? Take home a related craft. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 4-5 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-8:30 p.m. Monday Family Night Concerts: Bring your picnic, let the kids run around, make a craft and see a performance by a cultural group sharing their heritage. Regular admission applies, members free. Best of Africa Cultural Group. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 6-8 p.m. Family Movie Night: Bring your camping chair or pillow and blankets and enjoy a classic movie for free with your family. Northwest Recreation and Community Center, 1300 W. 300 North, 6 p.m. Family Art Night: Tour the gallery, talk to artists about current exhibits and do a hands-on art activity you can take home. Light refreshments served. Bountiful Davis Arts Center, 745 S. Main St., 7-8:30 p.m. Simple Origami: Fold your way through some simple origami. For the whole family. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Diggers And Burrowers: You’ll dig meeting these diggers and burrowers including a Tarantula, Emperor Scorpion, Uromastyx, Monitor Lizard and others. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 7-8 p.m. Utah Stix Jugglers: Family entertainment with freestyle juggling moves and juggling demonstrations. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 7-8 p.m.

18 Tuesday Stories And Playtime Fun: Let your kids play with the library’s toys, games, coloring activity and a craft while you sit back and take it easy. Ages 0-6. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Radio Disney Days: The Gallivan Center and Radio Disney AM 910 are teaming up to host the ultimate field trip for kids.

Activities include prizes, Disney Dancers, face painters, a bounce house, a waterfall, and other cool stuff just for them. Free. Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cowboy And Worm Storytime: Wrangle a can of fun at these rough and squiggle storytimes. Come dressed up as a cowpoke or your favorite underground creature. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m. Drop-In Craft: Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 2-7 p.m. Movie Tuesdays: Enjoy a family-friendly movie. Watch Swiss Family Robinson, rated G. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-4 p.m. Digscover Tuesdays: Different activities every Tuesday. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 2-3 p.m. Dig Into Reading Mad Science: Join Mad Science as you go underground on a journey of discovery and dig deep. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 4 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch When I Walk, not rated. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m. Pinocchio: Join the young artists of the Utah Dance Center for a fun-filled evening of the Adventures of Pinocchio. Tickets $10. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., 7 p.m. Emerson Quartet Violinist: Renowned Emerson Quartet Violinist Philip Setzer, 2013 Artist-in-residence at U of U Chamber Music Workshop, presents an exciting recital with works by Bartok, Barker and Beethoven. Tickets $15/GA, $5/students at www.kingsburyhall.utah. edu. Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 Presidents Cir., 7:30 p.m.

19 Wednesday Music And Movement: Be prepared to be active in this fun and simple program. Suitable for ages 1 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:3011 a.m. Ooey Gooey Fun: Get your hands dirty with Playdough, Oobleck, shaving cream painting, and other messy fun. For kids of all ages, with a parent. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Zoofari Reptiles: See and learn about a variety of reptiles and other creatures with Reagan and Morgan Anderson of Zoofari Reptiles. Outside, weather permitting. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Diggers And Burrowers: Animals love the dirt too. You’ll dig meeting these diggers and burrowers including a Tarantula, Emperor Scorpion, Uromastyx, Monitor Lizard and others. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dig Into Archeology: Join the Utah Museum of Natural History as you learn about the tools used by Utah’s past peoples to dig into the earth and build up their civilizations. All ages. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dig Into A Movie: Watch a Summer Reading Club selection. Watch Holes, rated PG. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 2-4 p.m. Indiana Jones Summer Party: Dig in and test your skills to see if you could be the next Indiana Jones. Come in costume to add to the fun. Outside in the park if good weather, inside if bad. Holladay City Hall, 4580 S. 2300 East, 2-3 p.m. Gold Panning: There’s gold in Utah! Learn where and how to pan for gold. Time permitting, kids will be able to try their hand at gold panning. Ages 6-11. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-3 p.m. Dig Into Reading Mad Science: Join Mad Science as you go underground on a journey of discovery and dig deep. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 3-4 p.m. Game Night At Weller Book Works: There is a different game every week. Call 801-328-2586 to find out what game they’re playing as not all games are appropriate for the littlest ones. Weller Book Works, 665 E. 600 South, 6 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 7-8 p.m. American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble West Jordan, 7157 Plaza Center Dr., 7 p.m. Concerts By The Creek: Outdoor concerts with great local musicians. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 7 p.m. Pinocchio: Join the young artists of the Utah Dance Center for a fun-filled evening of the Adventures of Pinocchio. Tickets $10. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., 7 p.m.

20 Thursday Kids Club: The South Towne Center teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Details at www. mallkidsclub.com/southtownecenter. South Towne Center Mall, 10450 S. State St., 10 a.m. Zoo Mania: Learn about amazing animals from around the world. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring

adult. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m. Amigos Y Libros: Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and more. Vengamos por diversiones en Espanol y Ingles con cuentos, canciones y mas. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m. Pinocchio: Join the young artists of the Utah Dance Center for the Adventures of Pinocchio. Tickets $10. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., 7 p.m.

21 Friday Summer Solstice Flute Festival: One of the premier Native Flute festivals in the world hosting some of the finest Native American flute musicians in the world. Free evening concerts, Native American-style flute makers, artisans and vendors from all over the US. Newpark Amphitheater, 1476 Newpark Blvd., noon9 p.m. Dig Into Learning: Dig into reading this summer with cool dig-themed events. Compare specimens from Utah’s Cretaceous past to their modern day counterparts. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 2 p.m. Wild Natural World: Demonstrations include an Earth egg, a pie tin tsunami, a sugar cube city and egg geodes. Take home a related craft. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 3-4 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood & Oldies Olio. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-264-2614. Tickets $8/adult, $6/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8 p.m. Rockapella “Motown And More”: Includes many audience favorites and pays tribute to the music of Motown with unique versions of hit songs from The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and more. Tickets $20/ premium, $18/priority, $15/lawn at www. sandyarts.com/sandy-amphitheater. Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, 8 p.m.

22 Saturday Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series: The 800hp racing trucks and buggies go through jumps, whoops and truckloads of adrenaline for a show you won’t soon forget. Daily tickets $30/adults, $10/ ages 6-12, free/5 and under. Weekend tickets $50/adults, $15/ages 6-12. www.millermotorsportspark.com. Miller Motorsports Park, 2901 N. Sheep Lane. Sun Party: Explore the closest star with special telescopes that allow for safe viewing of the sun. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at www. slas.us/calendar.asp. Winchester Park, 6400 S. 1100 West, 9 a.m.-noon. Chalk Art Festival: Free food, free crafts, free chalk art spaces and free entertainment. Chalk artists at 8 a.m., crafts at 11 a.m. Enter the chalk art JUNE/JULY 2013 UTAHFAMILY.COM 43


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drawing contest, ages 11-adult, for prizes. Info at www.murrayparkchurchutah. glogspot.com. Murray Park Church of Christ, 495 E. 5300 South, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. World Refugee Day Festival: Filled with refugee performing arts, cuisine, artisans, culture and sports, this festival is an opportunity for refugee communities to showcase their country and culture while we join in celebration of their courage and strength. Admission $10. Liberty Park, 1100 S. 600 East, 10 a.m. Family Dinosaur Stomp: Dinosaurthemed carnival with activities for the whole family including a fun craft and face painting. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10-11 a.m. Zoo Unbirthday: Special celebrations for some of the oldest zoo animals like Kronk the tortoise and Dari the oldest African elephant in North American accredited zoos. Dari will be presented with a special cake at 10:30 a.m. Crafts, music and fun activities for the whole family. Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Summer Solstice Flute Festival: One of the premier Native Flute festivals in the world hosting some of the finest Native American flute musicians in the world. Free evening concerts, Native American-style flute makers, artisans and vendors from all over the US. Newpark Amphitheater, 1476 Newpark Blvd., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dig Into Reading Mad Science: Join Mad Science as you go underground on a journey of discovery and dig deep. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 11 a.m. Bug Brigade: Millipedes, cockroaches and tarantulas might seem creepy, but spend some time with these creatures and you’ll see just how incredible they are. All ages. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m. Dig Into Play: Track the outside indoors for (just a little) messy dirt and sand fun with friends from Discovery Gateway. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2 p.m. Movie Matinee: Enjoy a family friendly movie. Watch Land Before Time, rated G. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 2:15-4:15 p.m. Lego Engineering: Explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and architecture while playing with your favorite creations. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 3 p.m. Diggers And Burrowers: Animals love the dirt too. You’ll dig meeting these diggers and burrowers including a Tarantula, Emperor Scorpion, Uromastyx, Monitor Lizard and others. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 3-4 p.m. Come Together: A blend of Eastern and Western musical styles featuring internationally recognized musicians from Vietnam. Free. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, 7-9 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Doo Wop Wed 44 UTAHFAMILY.COM JUNE/JULY 2013

Widing Hood & Oldies Olio. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-264-2614. Tickets $8/adult, $6/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8 p.m. Cinema Under The Stars: Watch movies outdoors at the library. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 9 p.m.

23 Sunday Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series: The 800hp racing trucks and buggies go through jumps, whoops and truckloads of adrenaline for a show you won’t soon forget. Daily tickets $30/adults, $10/ ages 6-12, free/5 and under. Weekend tickets $50/adults, $15/ages 6-12. www.millermotorsportspark.com. Miller Motorsports Park, 2901 N. Sheep Lane. Beach Party Birding: Meet at the visitor center then caravan to Bridger Bay Beach. Talk about and look for many of the birds found along the shores of Great Salt Lake. Info at 801-721-9569. Park entrance fees apply. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 9 a.m. Summer Solstice Flute Festival: One of the premier Native Flute festivals in the world hosting some of the finest Native American flute musicians in the world. Free evening concerts, Native American-style flute makers, artisans and vendors from all over the US. Newpark Amphitheater, 1476 Newpark Blvd., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

24 Monday Stories And Playtime Fun: Let your kids play with the library’s toys, games, coloring activity and a craft while you sit back and take it easy. Ages 0-6. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Terrific Tuesday: Arts and crafts, guest speakers, movies, games, demonstrations and more. Free. Details at www. galecenter.org. Gale Center, 10300 S. Beckstead Ln., 6 p.m. Utah Stix Jugglers: Family entertainment with freestyle juggling moves and juggling demonstrations. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Family Game Night: Challenge your family to a game. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8 p.m. Diggers And Burrowers: Animals love the dirt too. You’ll dig meeting these diggers and burrowers including a Tarantula, Emperor Scorpion, Uromastyx, Monitor Lizard and others. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood & Oldies Olio. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-264-2614. Tickets $8/adult, $6/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8 p.m.

25 Tuesday There’s A Monster In My Bathtub:

Family puppet show. Billy can’t take a bath because there’s a big, fury monster taking up all the space and using all the soap. However do you move a stubborn, soggy Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Music And Movement: Ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Come prepared to move. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. Movie Tuesdays: Enjoy a family-friendly movie. Watch Gnomeo and Juliet, rated G. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-4 p.m. Science In Your Kitchen: Amazing scientific reactions are happening every day in your own kitchen that you don’t even notice. Learn about states of matter and watch fun experiments. Finish with a take-home experiment of the sidewalk chalk you created together. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 2-3 p.m. Parade Of Raptors: A program on environmental conservation by HawkWatch International featuring live, wild birds. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 2 p.m. Dig Into Reading Crafts: Make different crafts each week. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-5 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: Free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www. utahfilmcenter.org. Watch High Tech, Low Life, not rated, with subtitles. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m. Contagious: The whole family will be rockin’ and rolling during this performance on the north lawn of the library. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m. Night Time Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities for all ages. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-7:30 p.m.

26 Wednesday There’s A Monster In My Bathtub: Family puppet show. Billy can’t take a bath because there’s a big, fury monster taking up all the space and using all the soap. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Dig Into Dirt: Discover the wonder of dirt with a variety of fun activities out on the grass. See a mini excavator courtesy of Wheeler Machinery and Geneva Rock. Outside. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Gnomeo And Juliet: Watch this G-rated movie. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Wild Natural World: Demonstrations include an Earth egg, a pie tin tsunami, a sugar cube city and egg geodes. Take home a related craft. Ages 6-12. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 1-2 p.m. Dig Into A Movie: Watch a Summer Reading Club selection. Watch Journey

to the Center of the Earth, rated PG. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 2-4 p.m. Diggers And Burrowers: Animals love the dirt too. You’ll dig meeting these diggers and burrowers including a Tarantula, Emperor Scorpion, Uromastyx, Monitor Lizard and others. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-3 p.m. Wild Natural World: Demonstrations include an Earth egg, a pie tin tsunami, a sugar cube city and egg geodes. Take home a related craft. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 3-4 p.m. Parachute And Bubbles Fairytale Style: Use your imagination as a brightly colored parachute becomes a magical toadstool or a dragon’s lair in fun games all can play. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 3-4 p.m. I Dig Reading Magic Show: A stuffed bunny becomes a real live bunny, just as in the story of The Velveteen Rabbit. A visit from the only spider who can SPELL, Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web is quite a surprise. The Secret Garden comes to life to music while gorgeous flowers constantly bloom and disappear. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 7-7:45 p.m. Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival: Tickets $20/GA, $8/students at www.arttix.org. Tony Yike Yang and Bolai Cao return to Utah in a program featuring music of Brahms, Schubert, Ginastera, Schumann and Ravel. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30 p.m. American West Symphony: Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of great music under the stars. Free, no tickets required. Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, 8 p.m.

27 Thursday Music And Movement: Be prepared to be active in this fun and simple program. Suitable for ages 1 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:3011 a.m. Move And Groove Storytime: Dance, laugh, play and move at this movement storytime. Ages 2-6 with a participating adult. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Wonder Of Magic Workshop: Professional magician Doug Roy will teach you how to perform several tricks using common, everyday items found at the home. Bring a deck of cards, a handkerchief, a quarter and a dollar bill. Ages 6 and up. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Preschool Play Time: Enjoy an open play session with other children, fun toys and activities. Ages 2-6, with a parent. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 11 a.m.-noon. Diggers And Burrowers: Animals love the dirt too. You’ll dig meeting these diggers and burrowers including a Tarantula,


Emperor Scorpion, Uromastyx, Monitor Lizard and others. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 2-3 p.m.

things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State St., 4 p.m.

The Magic Lantern: Puppet show presented by The Puppet Players. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 2 p.m. Also at Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 4 p.m.

Millcreek Venture Out!: Live music, great food, an amazing farmers’ market, arts and crafts, outdoor recreation activities plus an outdoor movie under the stars. Events start at 5 p.m. with the movie beginning at dusk. Schedule at www. MillcreekVentureOut.org. Big Cottonwood Park, 4300 S. 1300 East, 5 p.m.

American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 7 p.m. Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival: Tickets $20/GA, $8/students at www.arttix.org. Ryota Yamazaki and Leonardo Colafelice make their triumphant return with music of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Albeniz and Stravinsky. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30 p.m.

28 Friday Perler Bead Art: Beads, patterns and some peg boards are supplied. If you have your own boards, please bring them. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10-11 a.m. Family Storytime: Stories to bring the whole family together. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 2 p.m. Dig Into Dance: Learn about being a dancer with professional and student dancers from SLC Ballet. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2 p.m. Great Salt Lake Beginnings: Meet with the Park Naturalist in the visitor center theater to discover the intriguing past of Great Salt Lake, including its ancient granddaddy, Lake Bonneville. Info at 801-721-9569. Park entrance fees apply. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 3 p.m. American Girl Club: Join in discussing all

Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival: Tickets $20/GA, $8/students at www.arttix.org. Vassily Primakov, 2002 Bachauer Silver Medalist and famed Chopin specialist, performs an all-Chopin concert. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30 p.m. Utah Symphony Patriotic Celebration: The Utah Symphony performs all of your red, white and blue favorites. Tickets $18/ adults, $10/ages 18 and under, increasing by $5 day-of at www.utahsymphony.org. Sundance Resort, 8841 N. Alpine Loop Rd., 8 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 9 p.m.

29 Saturday The Living Planet Aquarium Birthday Celebration: Enjoy enhanced educational programs, and a chance to enter to win your very own birthday party in the sunken ship. Free birthday cake while supplies last, served at 2 p.m. Included in admission. Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South. Garden Adventures: Saturday kids’ classes that focus on a different garden topic and generally include a hands-on craft, demonstration or project for children

to complete and take home. Ages 4-12 with one caregiver. No infants, please. $7/ non-members, $5/members. Registration required by calling 801-581-8454. A Rose is a Rose is a Rose. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 1011:30 a.m. Magician Cody Landstrom: Cody will wow you with hilarious magic, astonishing sleight of hand and masterful juggling. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m. Phonics Fun With LeapFrog: Kids ages 3-6 create words and sing alphabet songs. Space is limited so ask an employee how to sign up. Barnes and Noble West Jordan, 7157 Plaza Center Dr., 11 a.m. Movie Matinee: Enjoy a family friendly movie. Watch Ant Bully, rated PG. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 2-4 p.m. Klutz Explore The Galaxy: Parents and children ages 5 and up will have fun designing and coloring stickers for decorating the night sky and spacethemed scenes. Space is limited to ask an employee how to sign up. Barnes and Noble West Jordan, 7157 Plaza Center Dr., 2 p.m. Magician Cody Landstrom: Cody will wow you with hilarious magic, astonishing sleight of hand and masterful juggling. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2 p.m.

sleight of hand and masterful juggling. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4 p.m. Outdoor Skills Demo: Meet a naturalist at the campground amphitheater to learn some outdoor skills this summer. Info by emailing wasatchintern@gmail.com or call 435-654-1791. Learn about navigation. Wasatch Mountain State Park, 750 Homestead Dr., 4-5 p.m. Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival: Tickets $20/GA, $8/students at www.arttix.org. Natalia Lavrova and Vassily Primakov return as a powerhouse piano due with music of Brahms, Liszt, Arensky and Rachmaninoff. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Bring your family for some fun performances at the amphitheater this summer. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-264-2614. Murray Symphony Pops. Tickets $6/ GA, Free/10 and under. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at www.slas.us/calendar. asp. Dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 9 p.m.

Rock N Ribs Festival: Grab some wet wipes and c’mon downtown to enjoy rockin’ music and flame-grilled favorites from some of Salt Lake’s greatest BBQ restaurants. Free admission. Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., 4-10 p.m.

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1830 West, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch Bunch: Bring your lunch, enjoy your favorite stories, whip up a cool craft or hear some hilarious poetry. Ages 8-12. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, noon-1 p.m. Also at SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, noon-1 p.m. Dig Into The Growing World: How do plants grow? How do soil and erosion work? What do you know about minerals and mining? Take home a related craft. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-3 p.m. Lego League: Bring your mad LEGO skills and create your own masterpiece using our LEGOS. Ages 3-12. Kids 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult over age 18. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Watch Curse of the Aztec Mummy, rating unknown. There will also be a bingo game and prizes. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 6-8 p.m. Monday Family Night Concerts: Bring your picnic, let the kids run around, make a craft and see a performance by a cultural group sharing their heritage. Regular admission applies, members free. Divya School of Dance (Bollywood). Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 6-8 p.m. Family Night Storytime: Enjoy stories, games, songs, crafts and other related activities. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 6-7 p.m. Dig Into Reading Mad Science: Join Mad Science as you go underground on a journey of discovery and dig deep. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Utah Stix Jugglers: Family entertainment with freestyle juggling moves and juggling demonstrations. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m.

2 Tuesday Diggers And Burrowers: Animals love the dirt too. You’ll dig meeting these diggers and burrowers including a Tarantula, Emperor Scorpion, Uromastyx, Monitor Lizard and others. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 2-3 p.m. Movie Tuesdays: Enjoy a family-friendly movie. Watch Tarzan, rated G. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-4 p.m. Make-It Molerats: Make a fun craft to take home. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 3-5:30 p.m. Phun With Physics: A duo of geniuses from the University of Utah’s Department of Physics and Astronomy makes physics more fun with hands-on demonstrations using everyday things. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 4-5 p.m. Pokemon/Bakugan Club: Play Pokemon, Bakugan, Legos, whatever. Bring your 46 UTAHFAMILY.COM JUNE/JULY 2013

own game pieces. 8 yrs. and older, please. Under 12 yrs. old must be with a caring adult. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Sign Painters, not rated. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m.

3 Wednesday Music And Movement: Be prepared to be active in this fun and simple program. Suitable for ages 1 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:3011 a.m. Dig Into The Growing World: How do plants grow? How do soil and erosion work? What do you know about minerals and mining? Take home a related craft. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dig Into A Movie: Watch a Summer Reading Club selection. Watch The Land Before Time, rated G. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 2-4 p.m. Canyons Resort Independence Day Celebration: Celebrate a day early. Free family-oriented music and activities throughout the Resort Village including bicycle parade, carnival games, facepainting, multiple food and beverage outlets and more. $5/car if parking in Cabriolet lot. Info at www.canyonsresort. com. Canyons Resort, 4000 Canyons Resort Dr., 3 p.m. Yarn Club: Fun for all experience levels and ages. Bring your own supplies. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 4-5 p.m. Highlights Of The Collection: The tour of the best of the museum lasts about 30 minutes. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 6:30 p.m. Concerts By The Creek: Outdoor concerts with great local musicians. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 7 p.m. Pat Benatar And Neil Giraldo: Tickets start at $29 for lawn and go up to $45 for premium at www.sandyarts.com/sandyamphitheater. Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, 8 p.m.

4 Thursday Salute Our Military Day: As a thank you from Hogle Zoo, all military personnel, veterans and their immediate family (spouse and any children 18 and under) will receive free admission to the Zoo. Show your military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification to receive free admission. All day. Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave.

Balloon Fest: Take a drive to Provo to see approx. 25 giant hot-air balloons close-up at a free event. Balloons fly each morning. Arrive at 6:30 to see them inflate then stay to watch the balloon pilots play games like dropping bean bags on targets, jousting and more. Info at www.freedomfestival.org/ evets/balloon-fest/. Bulldog Field, 1100 N. Freedom Blvd., 6:30-8 a.m. Park City July 4th Celebration: A full day of activities including a 5K run, pancake breakfast, parade, live music, rugby games, beer gardens and vendors followed by fireworks at dusk. Info at www. canyonsresort.com. Historic Main Street Park, 90 E. 8720 South, 7 a.m. Murray Fun Days: Activities include a Lion’s Club community breakfast, 5k race, parade, games, food and contests. Enjoy entertainment all day long followed by fireworks. Murray Park, 202 E. Murray Park Ave., 8:30 a.m. Liberty Days: Events for kids and teens as well as games and crafts. $10/adults, $7/seniors and children 11 and under, free/children under 2. This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fourth Of July Pancake Celebration: Enjoy Snowbird’s annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, orange juice and more. For prices see www.snowbird.com. Snowbird, Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, 9 a.m.noon. Lehi City Fireworks: Celebrate American independence with a dazzling fireworks show. Gates, concessions and vendors at Electric Park will open by 5:30 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 5:30 p.m.

5 Friday Balloon Fest: Take a drive to Provo to see approx. 25 giant hot-air balloons close-up as part of this popular free event. Balloons fly each morning. Arrive at 6:30 a.m. to make sure to see them inflate then stay to watch the balloon pilots play games like dropping bean bags on targets, jousting and more. Info at www.freedomfestival.org/ evets/balloon-fest/. Bulldog Field, 1100 N. Freedom Blvd., 6:30-8 a.m. Advanced Spelunkers: Stories, games, crafts and more all related to the theme Dig Into Reading. Ages 8-11. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 3-4 p.m. Kids Gaming: Kids under 12 can come play Wii. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 4-5 p.m. KPCW Back Alley Bash: A local tradition for decades. Live music, family fun, community BBQ. Free and open to all. Food and beverage purchases benefit KPCW. Town Lift Plaza, 825 Main St., 5 p.m. Millcreek Venture Out!: Live music, great

food, an amazing farmers’ market, arts and crafts, outdoor recreation activities plus an outdoor movie under the stars. Events start at 5 p.m. with the movie beginning at dusk. Schedule at www. MillcreekVentureOut.org. Canyon Rim Park, 3100 S. 2900 East, 5 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Dusk to 11 p.m. Jordanelle State Park, SR 319 #515, 9 p.m.

6 Saturday Balloon Fest: Take a drive to Provo to see approx. 25 giant hot-air balloons close-up at a free event. Balloons fly each morning. Arrive at 6:30 to see them inflate then stay to watch the balloon pilots play games like dropping bean bags on targets, jousting and more. Info at www.freedomfestival.org/ evets/balloon-fest/. Bulldog Field, 1100 N. Freedom Blvd., 6:30-8 a.m. Zoo Mania: Learn about amazing animals from around the world. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Chicken Run, rated G. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 11 a.m. Jr. Ranger, What Did The Owl Eat Last Night?: Jr. ranger booklet available in the visitor center and campground office. 11 a.m. at the Yurt, 2 p.m. at the campground office. Wasatch Mountain State Park, 750 Homestead Dr., 11 a.m. Dog Day Afternoons: Children practice reading with therapy animals in a positive, non-threatening, fun environment. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 1-2:30 p.m. Also at Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 1-2:30 p.m. Junior Ranger, Earliest Settlers: A funfilled experience learning about Antelope Island’s pioneer history. Geared for ages 6-12 but all ages are welcome. Info at 801-649-5742. Park entrance fees apply. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 1 p.m. Old MacDonald’s Mixed Up Farm: Puppet show. Old MacDonald’s all mixed up and so are the cows. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 2 p.m. Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with Utah’s animals. An introduction to Utah’s animals is also a perfect introduction to the biological and ecological concepts they represent. Included in admission. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-3 p.m. Dig Into Learning: Dig into reading this summer with cool dig-themed events. Grab hold of life-sized replicas of dinosaur


fossils from the Natural History Museum of Utah and learn to compare different types of our planet’s ancient inhabitants. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2 p.m. Lego Engineering: Explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and architecture while playing with your favorite creations. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Bring your family for some fun performances at the amphitheater this summer. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-2642614. Murray Concert Band & Guests, One Voice Children’s Choir. Tickets $5/ adult, $3/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8 p.m. Arrival, The Music Of ABBA: Arrival recreates the ABBA experience like none other. Hear all their hits. Get tickets early as this show may sell out. Tickets $25/ premium, $23/priority, $15/lawn at www. sandyarts.com/sandy-amphitheater. Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, 8 p.m.

8 Monday Monday Family Night Concerts: Bring your picnic, let the kids run around, make a craft and see a performance by a cultural group sharing their heritage. Regular admission applies, members free. Red Desert Ramblers. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 10-11:30 a.m. The Three Billy Goats Gruff: A fun puppet show for families. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. Movie Matinee: Enjoy a family friendly movie. Watch Despicable Me, rated PG. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 2-4 p.m. Tales With Tau: Kids ages 5-9 may read with Abbey Lynn, a therapy dog. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-5 p.m. Wild Natural World: Demonstrations include an Earth egg, a pie tin tsunami, a sugar cube city and egg geodes. Take home a related craft. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 4-5 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Watch WreckIt Ralph, rated PG. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 6-8 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park Family Night Series: Enjoy free family-friendly entertainment the 2nd Monday of each month this summer. Murray Heritage

Center, 10 E. 6150 South, 7 p.m. Reading You Can Dig It Magic Show: Sharpen up your digging tools and get ready for a magical adventure into all things Dig-able. Free magic tricks for the children. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m.

9 Tuesday Stories And Playtime Fun: Let your kids play with the library’s toys, games, coloring activity and a craft while you sit back and take it easy. Ages 0-6. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Little Diggers Reading Club: Summer storytime with books, songs and activities for the little ones ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The City Library Underground: Explore The City Library’s seldom seen underground tunnels. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 1 p.m. Movie Tuesdays: Enjoy a family-friendly movie. Watch Holes, rated PG. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-4 p.m. Science Movie Night: Free movie screenings followed by lively discussion with science experts. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7-9 p.m. Bilingual Family Night: Songs and stories for the whole family in English and in Spanish. Canciones y cuentos para toda la familia, en Ingles y Espanol. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 7-8 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Fighting Fire with Fire, not rated. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m. Along The Wasatch: From fish to falcons, bees to bats, rocks to ringtails, each program delves into a different aspect of the wonderful place we call home. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-7:45 p.m. Gold Panning: There’s gold in Utah! Learn where and how to pan for gold. Time permitting, kids will be able to try their hand at gold panning. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 7-7:50 p.m.

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On the Air, Old Time Radio Show with Murray High Jazz Band Preshow Jun 21-22, 24 Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood, Oldies Olio Jun 29 Murray Symphony Pops Jul 6 Murray Concert Band & Guests One Voice Children’s Choir July 12-13 Ballet Under the Stars July 25-27, 29-31 Twelve Dancing Princesses Aug 3 Jazz Under the Stars, Big Band Swing Aug 15-17, 19, 22-24 Oklahoma! Sep 2 Murray Acoustic Music Festival Charley Simmons, Buckle Busters, Cold Creek May 31

Murray Arts in the Park Lunch Concert Series Every Tuesday at Noon in Murray Park Pavilion #5, FREE

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Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance Clogging Grandmothers Latin Jazz Factory Mama’s Wranglers aka Kid Fiddlers Chris Proctor Eastern Arts Clive Romney & Willingly Jay Lawrence Quintet Polkatonics

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Christopher Fair, Magician Premier Productions, Music and Dance Mother Goose Galore--Stories, Poems, and Songs Murray Fun Days Princess and the Pea, Interactive Theater Imagine, Popcorn Media Two Shields--Native American Dance, Music Red Desert Ramblers Dinosaur Egg, Puppet Players’ Life-sized Puppets

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10 Wednesday Little Diggers Reading Club: Summer storytime with books, songs and activities for the little ones ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Birds Of Prey: Come face to face with some of the most awe-inspiring creatures on earth. Live birds of prey will be shared during the entire program. Outside, weather permitting. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reading You Can Dig It Magic Show: Sharpen up your digging tools and get ready for a magical adventure into all things Dig-able. Free magic tricks for the children. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dig Into A Movie: Watch a Summer Reading Club selection. Watch James and the Giant Peach, rated PG. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 2-4 p.m. Dig Into Learning: Dig into reading this summer with cool dig-themed events. Rocks rock and minerals too. Learns how rocks are formed and why they are so important to our everyday lives. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 2 p.m. Utah Stix Jugglers: Family entertainment with freestyle juggling moves and juggling demonstrations. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 3-4 p.m. Science In Your Kitchen: Learn about states of matter and watch some fun experiments. Finish with a take-home experiment of the sidewalk chalk you created together. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 3-4 p.m.

Toddler Playtime: Bring your little ones for playtime at the library. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Pompom Animals: Make your own pencil topper pompom animal. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10-11 a.m.

Dig Into Geology: Learn about volcanoes and other geologic processes with science teacher, Bev Shelley. A fun, hands-on experience with science. School-age kids. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Dig Into Dance: Learn about being a dancer with professional and student dancers from SLC Ballet. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 2 p.m.

Chickadee Society: Designed for the emergent reader. Includes science themed stories, hands-on activities, movement activities and gallery exploration. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 11-11:30 a.m. Dig Into Learning: Dig into reading this summer with cool dig-themed events. Rocks rock and minerals too. Learns how rocks are formed and why they are so important to our everyday lives. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 2 p.m. Parade Of Raptors: A program on environmental conservation by HawkWatch International featuring live, wild birds. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 2 p.m. Geocaching On The Swaner Preserve: Enjoy exploring the preserve while you learn to geocache. Scavenger hunts, treasure hunts and more. GPS provided to the first 7 individuals or teams that sign up for each date. 3 additional individual or teams can be hosted if they have their own GPS. Fun for all ages. $5/non-members, free/members. RSVP by calling 435-6491767 or email swanerecocenter@usu. edu. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 4 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Brooklyn Castle, not rated. Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7 p.m.

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Dig Into Reading Crafts: Make different crafts each week. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-5 p.m.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Drop off your stuffed animal, doll or other toy at the library for a fun sleepover just for them. Come back the next morning to pick up your furry friend and see proof of all the fun they had. Pick up at 10 a.m. for snacks and a slideshow. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East.

La Hora Del Cuento: Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and more. Vengamos por diversiones en Espanol y Ingles con cuentos, canciones y mas. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 7-7:40 p.m.

Summer Reading Make And Take: Make at the library, or take home a craft to kick off the summer reading program. While supplies last. All day. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West.

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Ultra4 American Rock Sports Challenge: This race combines rockcrawling and short-course off-road racing, utilizing Miller’s new off-road short course and the adjacent seven acre rock-crawling course. Details at www.millermotorsportspark.com. Miller Motorsports Park, 2901 N. Sheep Lane.

Music And Movement: Be prepared to be active in this fun and simple program. Suitable for ages 1 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:3011 a.m.

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Dig Into The Growing World: How do plants grow? How do soil and erosion work? What do you know about minerals and mining? Take home a related craft. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 3-4 p.m. Millcreek Venture Out!: Live music, great food, an amazing farmers’ market, arts and crafts, outdoor recreation activities plus an outdoor movie under the stars. Events start at 5 p.m. with the movie beginning at dusk. Schedule at www. MillcreekVentureOut.org. Eastwood Elementary, 3305 S. Wasatch Blvd., 5 p.m. Movie In The Park: Bring the whole family and enjoy a free movie. Bring a blanket or chairs. Activities start at 7 p.m., the movie at dusk. Watch Hotel Transylvania, rated PG. Mill Hollow Park, 2900 E. Hollow Mill Dr., 7 p.m. Days Of ’47 KUTV Pops Concert: Featuring the Choral Arts Society of Utah Master Chorale. Free concert but tickets are required. Info at www.daysof47.com. Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, 7:30 p.m. Exile With Special Guest Juice Newton: It’s the Lovin’ it tour 2013. Tickets $25/ premium, $23/priority, $15/lawn at www. sandyarts.com/sandy-amphitheater. Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, 8 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Bring your family for some fun performances at the amphitheater this summer. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-2642614. Ballet Under the Stars. Tickets $8/ adult, $6/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8:30 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at www.slas.us/calendar. asp. Dusk to 11 p.m. Harmon’s Bangerter Crossing, 13800 S. 100 East, 9 p.m.

13 Saturday Summer Reading Make And Take: Make at the library, or take home a craft to kick off the summer reading program. While supplies last. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West. Ultra4 American Rock Sports Challenge: This race combines rockcrawling and short-course off-road racing, utilizing Miller’s new off-road short course and the adjacent seven acre rock-crawling course. Details at www.millermotorsportspark.com. Miller Motorsports Park, 2901 N. Sheep Lane.

Garden Adventures: Saturday kids’ classes that focus on a different garden topic and generally include a hands-on craft, demonstration or project for children to complete and take home. Ages 4-12 with one caregiver. No infants, please. $7/ non-members, $5/members. Registration required by calling 801-581-8454. Compost Kids. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 10-11:30 a.m. Ice Block Day: Bring your family to Hogle Zoo’s cool annual tradition of Ice Block Day, when the animals are given fun frozen treats to beat the heat. All activities included with zoo admission. Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Special Needs Sensory Storytime: A unique storytime for children with special needs. These storytimes will be geared to autistic children but any child of any age is welcome. Participating adult required. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Donuts With Dad Storytime: Bring Dad or Grandpa to the library for stories, songs, activities and donuts. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. READ Dogs: Read to therapy dogs. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 11 a.m.-noon. READ Dogs: Read to therapy dogs. Call 801-944-7642 for an appt. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Culture Crafts: Kids ages 6-12 are invited to learn about a country, its culture, facts, fables, and folklore, and make a fun craft. Registration required by calling 801-5948623. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 11 a.m.-noon. Dig Into Reading Mad Science: Join Mad Science as you go underground on a journey of discovery and dig deep. Calvin S. Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 South, 11 a.m.-noon. Geocaching On The Swaner Preserve: Enjoy exploring the preserve while you learn to geocache. Scavenger hunts, treasure hunts and more. GPS provided to the first 7 individuals or teams that sign up for each date. 3 additional individual or teams can be hosted if they have their own GPS. Fun for all ages. $5/non-members, free/members. RSVP by calling 435-6491767 or email swanerecocenter@usu. edu. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., 11 a.m. Bug Brigade: Learn all about bugs’ anatomy, behavior and impact on the environment. All ages. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m. Family Art Saturday: Children of all ages and their adult companions explore exhibitions and participate together in collaborative hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Free. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S.


West Temple, 2-4 p.m. Zoo Mania: Learn about amazing animals from around the world. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 2 p.m. Outdoor Skills Demo: Meet a naturalist at the campground amphitheater to learn some outdoor skills this summer. Info by emailing wasatchintern@gmail.com or call 435-654-1791. Learn about survival skills. Wasatch Mountain State Park, 750 Homestead Dr., 3-4 p.m. Days Of ’47 KUTV Pops Concert: Featuring the Choral Arts Society of Utah Master Chorale. Free concert but tickets are required. Info at www.daysof47.com. Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, 7:30 p.m. New Electric Sound And The North Valley: The New Electric Sound has a sound that falls between today’s music and an older era. The North Valley is a young but ambitious quintet from Salt Lake City with equal parts rock & roll, southern rock and modern Americana. Tickets $10 at www.sandyarts.com/sandy-amphitheater. Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, 8 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Bring your family for some fun performances at the amphitheater this summer. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-264-

2614. Ballet Under the Stars. Tickets $8/ adult, $6/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8:30 p.m. Fire On The Water: Food, fun, parade of lights and fireworks. $15/car up to 8 people. Events at dusk, fireworks at 10 p.m. Jordanelle State Park, SR 319 #515, 8:30 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Please check the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s website before going at www.slas.us/calendar. asp. Dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 9 p.m. Cinema Under The Stars: Watch movies outdoors at the library. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 9 p.m.

14 Sunday Bastille Day Celebration: Francophiles unite and celebrate freedom. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 1-5 p.m.

15 Monday Natural History Museum Of Utah Free Admission: Thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Program, admission to the Museum is free this day.

Strongly recommended to reserve tickets in advance. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Parachute And Bubbles Fairytale Style: Make tiny fairy-size bubbles to enormous troll-size bubbles. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Brewfest: Enjoy a cold one from some of the best local breweries along with live music, food and craft vendors. Free admission. Info at www.snowbird.com. Snowbird, Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Phun With Physics: Energetic and interactive live physics demonstrations will reveal science at work to both kids and adults. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wild Natural World: Demonstrations include an Earth egg, a pie tin tsunami, a sugar cube city and egg geodes. Take home a related craft. Ages 6-11. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-3 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Watch Escape from Planet Earth, rated PG. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-8:30 p.m. Family Movie Night: Bring your camping chair or pillow and blankets and enjoy a classic movie for free with your family. Northwest Recreation and Community

Center, 1300 W. 300 North, 6 p.m. Family Art Night: A free, fun and educational evening for family members of all ages to experience art. Tour the gallery, talk to artists about current exhibits and do a hands-on art activity you can take home. Light refreshments will be served. Bountiful Davis Arts Center, 745 S. Main St., 7-8:30 p.m. Diggers And Burrowers: Animals love the dirt too. You’ll dig meeting these diggers and burrowers including a Tarantula, Emperor Scorpion, Uromastyx, Monitor Lizard and others. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 7-7:45 p.m. Utah Stix Jugglers: Family entertainment with freestyle juggling moves and juggling demonstrations. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 7-8 p.m. I Dig Reading Magic Show: A stuffed bunny becomes a real live bunny, just as in the story of The Velveteen Rabbit. A visit from the only spider who can SPELL, Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web is quite a surprise. The Secret Garden comes to life to music while gorgeous flowers constantly bloom and disappear. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8 p.m. World Stage Summer Concert Series: Free concert series. West Valley Symphony. Utah Cultural Celebration

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16 Tuesday Little Diggers Reading Club: Summer storytime with books, songs and activities for the little ones ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Radio Disney Days: Activities include prizes, Disney Dancers, face painters, a bounce house, a waterfall, and other cool stuff just for them. Free. Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Father’s Day BBQ: Enjoy the traditional bbq or take advantage of the bbq and Brewfest together. Admission prices at www.snowbird.com or call 801-933-2222. Snowbird, Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, 11 a.m. Dig Into Learning: Rocks rock and minerals too. Learns how rocks are formed and why they are so important to our everyday lives. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 11 a.m. Buzzy Bees Storytime: The Wasatch Beekeepers present a buzz-worthy storytime about bees with a fly around the Ecogarden and a chance to BEE crafty. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m. Recycle And Make Your Own Paper: Learn how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle. We’ll make paper. Elementary ages. Ages 6-12. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 1-2 p.m. Utah Stix Jugglers: Family entertainment with freestyle juggling moves and juggling demonstrations. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 2-3 p.m. Movie Tuesdays: Enjoy a family-friendly movie. Watch James and the Giant Peach, rated PG. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-4 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch Dr. Atomic, not rated. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 6 p.m. Under The Sun: Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Some of the best bands of the 90s and 2000s come together. Tickets start at $35 for lawn at www.sandyarts.com/ sandy-amphitheater. Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, 6:30 p.m.

17 Wednesday Little Diggers Reading Club: Summer storytime with books, songs and activities for the little ones ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Science In Your Kitchen: Learn about states of matter and watch some fun experiments. Finish with a take-home 50 UTAHFAMILY.COM JUNE/JULY 2013

experiment of the sidewalk chalk you created together. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dig Into A Movie: Watch a Summer Reading Club selection. Watch Jurassic Park, rated PG-13. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 2-4 p.m. Sensory School Age Fun: Special needs program for older children and teens. Siblings welcome. Parental attendance required. Ages 6-18. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 2-3 p.m. Whizgiggle Puppets: Puppet show based on Let’s Sing A Lullaby for the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas and The Three Pigs by David Wiesner, and original stories The Three Puppy Dogs Ruff and The Treasure of Dino Island. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 2 p.m. Parachute And Bubbles Fairytale Style: Make tiny fairy-size bubbles to enormous troll-size bubbles. Use your imagination as a brightly colored parachute becomes a magical toadstool or a dragon’s lair in fun games all can play. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 3-4 p.m. Dig Into Art: Artists throughout time have created their own paintbrushes from things found in their garden. Make your own brushes out of unusual materials like grass, feathers or fur then dip them in paint and put them to work. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 4 p.m. Family Movie Night: Free. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 6-8:30 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 7-8 p.m. American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble West Jordan, 7157 Plaza Center Dr., 7 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. Film info at www.utahfilmcenter.org. Watch The Institute, not rated. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7 p.m. I Dig Reading Magic Show: A stuffed bunny becomes a real live bunny, just as in the story of The Velveteen Rabbit. A visit from the only spider who can SPELL, Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web is quite a surprise. The Secret Garden comes to life to music while gorgeous flowers constantly bloom and disappear. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 7-8 p.m.

18 Thursday Kids Club: The South Towne Center teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Details at www. mallkidsclub.com/southtownecenter. South

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Dig Into Portraits With Color: Author Rick Tolman will read his children’s book about color. Risa Ashment, a docent with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, will highlight the current portrait exhibit and artist techniques. Create your own portrait art using a variety of mediums. School-age kids and teens. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Jr. Ranger, Monarch Migration: Jr. Ranger booklet available at the visitor center and campground office. 11 a.m. at the Yurt and 2 p.m. and the campground office. Wasatch Mountain State Park, 750 Homestead Dr., 11 a.m.

LEAP Into Science: The City Library, KUED and the Natural History Museum of Utah bring monthly science-themed workshops to kids ages 5-10. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2 p.m. Twilight Concert Series: Twilight market opens at 5 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. $5 purchased at www.twilightconcertseries. com or at gates. Belle and Sebastian with Blitzen Trapper. Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, 5 p.m. Great Reads For Girls: Wonderful books to read and discuss. Girls 8-12 with caring adult. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m. Night Time Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities for all ages. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-8 p.m.

19 Friday Magician Paul Brewer: With degrees in education and theater plus 30 yrs. of experience around the world, Paul Brewer can teach and entertain in ways that appeal to parents and kids alike. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 2 p.m. Dig Into Reading Mad Science: Join Mad Science as you go underground on a journey of discovery and dig deep. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 4 p.m. Millcreek Venture Out!: Live music, great food, an amazing farmers’ market, arts and crafts, outdoor recreation activities plus an outdoor movie under the stars. Events start at 5 p.m. with the movie beginning at dusk. Schedule at www. MillcreekVentureOut.org. Evergreen Park, 2266 E. Evergreen Ave., 5 p.m.

20 Saturday Sun Party: Explore the closest star with special telescopes that allow for safe viewing of the sun. Weather permitting. Winchester Park, 6400 S. 1100 West, 9 a.m.-noon. Donuts With Dad Storytime: Bring Dad or Grandpa to the library for stories, songs, activities and donuts. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. Parachute And Bubbles Fairytale Style: Make tiny fairy-size bubbles to enormous troll-size bubbles. Use your imagination as a brightly colored parachute becomes a magical toadstool or a dragon’s lair in fun games all can play. Free tickets available at the front desk 15 mins. before the show.

Third Saturdays: Free activities for families. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., 1 p.m. Cozy Cat Afternoon: Kids practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a nonthreatening environment. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 1-3 p.m. Old MacDonald’s Mixed Up Farm: Puppet show. Old MacDonald’s all mixed up and so are the cows. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2 p.m. Utah’s Animals: Get up close and personal with Utah’s animals. An introduction to Utah’s animals is also a perfect introduction to the biological and ecological concepts they represent. Included in admission. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-3 p.m. Stayin’ Alive: The quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees. Tickets $20/ premium, $18/priority, $16/lawn at www. sandyarts.com/sandy-amphitheater. Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, 8 p.m.

21 Sunday Rockin’ Hummingbirds: Summer is a great time to see hummingbirds as they forage for nectar. Meet at the visitor center to caravan to the Ranch. Bring a sack lunch and something to drink while watching hummingbirds and other little critters. Dessert provided. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 801-721-9569. Park entrance fees apply. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, 9 a.m.

22 Monday Party With Elephant And Piggie: Balloons, games, crafts and fun. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Utah Mining: Kids see rock and mineral samples, learn about surface and underground mines, and find out how mined products are used in our everyday lives. For ages 8-12. Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, 4-4:30 p.m. Monday Family Night Concerts: Bring your picnic, let the kids run around, make a craft and see a performance by a cultural group sharing their heritage. Regular admission applies, members free. Salt Lake Scots. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 6-8 p.m. Parachute And Bubbles Fairytale Style: Make tiny fairy-size bubbles to enormous troll-size bubbles. Use your imagination as a brightly colored parachute becomes


a magical toadstool or a dragon’s lair in fun games all can play. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. World Stage Summer Concert Series: Free concert series. Los Hermanos de Los Andes. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, 8 p.m.

23 Tuesday Whizgiggle Puppets: Puppet show based on Let’s Sing A Lullaby for the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas and The Three Pigs by David Wiesner, and original stories The Three Puppy Dogs Ruff and The Treasure of Dino Island. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m. Utah Stix Jugglers: Family entertainment with freestyle juggling moves and juggling demonstrations. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 1-2 p.m. Drop-In Craft: Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 2-7 p.m. Movie Tuesdays: Enjoy a family-friendly movie. Watch Earth, rated G. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-4 p.m. Whizgiggle Puppets: Puppet show based on Let’s Sing A Lullaby for the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas and The Three Pigs by David Wiesner, and original stories The Three Puppy Dogs Ruff and The Treasure of Dino Island. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 7 p.m.

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Huey Lewis And The News: The 1980s iconic American pop band. Tickets start at $35 for lawn at www.sandyarts.com/sandyamphitheater. Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, 8 p.m.

24 Wednesday Days Of ’47 KSL 5 Parade: This fun-filled parade is one of the largest and oldest in the United States. Route starts at South Temple and State Street running east to 200 East, turns south to 900 South, then turns east to Liberty Park at 600 East. Downtown Salt Lake, 175 E. 400 South, 9 a.m. Pioneer Days: Country breakfast at the Huntsman Hotel, flag ceremony, watermeloneating contest, parade, games and more. $10/adults, $7/seniors and children 11 and under, free/children under 2. This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

25 Thursday Music And Movement: Be prepared to be active in this fun and simple program. Suitable for ages 1 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:30-11 a.m. Move And Groove Storytime: Dance, laugh, play and move at this movement storytime. Ages 2-6 with a participating adult. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 10:30-11 a.m. Chickadee Society: Designed for the emergent reader. Includes science themed stories, hands-on activities, movement activities and gallery exploration. Included in museum admission. Natural History Museum

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of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 11-11:30 a.m. Preschool Play Time: Enjoy an open play session with other children, fun toys and activities. Ages 2-6, with a parent. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 11 a.m.-noon. Dig Into Play: Track the outside indoors for (just a little) messy dirt and sand fun with friends from Discovery Gateway. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 2 p.m. I Dig Reading Magic Show: A stuffed bunny becomes a real live bunny, just as in the story of The Velveteen Rabbit. A visit from the only spider who can SPELL, Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web is quite a surprise. The Secret Garden comes to life to music while gorgeous flowers constantly bloom and disappear. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 3-4 p.m. Twilight Concert Series: Twilight market opens at 5 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. $5 purchased at www.twilightconcertseries. com or at gates. The Flaming Lips. Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, 5 p.m. Whizgiggle Puppets: Puppet show based on Let’s Sing A Lullaby for the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas and The Three Pigs by David Wiesner, and original stories The Three Puppy Dogs Ruff and The Treasure of Dino Island. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 5 p.m. Amigos Y Libros: Spanish/English fun with stories, songs and more. Vengamos por diversiones en Espanol y Ingles con cuentos, canciones y mas. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 7-8 p.m. American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 7 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Twelve Dancing Princesses, produced by MAC. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-264-2614. Tickets $10/adult, $7/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8 p.m.

26 Friday Gnomes And Monster Bookmarks: Make fun gnome candy creations and cool monster bookmarks. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10-11 a.m. Family Storytime: Stories to bring the whole family together. Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 2 p.m. Whizgiggle Puppets: Puppet show based on Let’s Sing A Lullaby for the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas and The Three Pigs by David Wiesner, and original stories The Three Puppy Dogs Ruff and The Treasure of Dino Island. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 2 p.m.

plus an outdoor movie under the stars. Events start at 5 p.m. with the movie beginning at dusk. Schedule at www. MillcreekVentureOut.org. Big Cottonwood Park, 4300 S. 1300 East, 5 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Twelve Dancing Princesses, produced by MAC. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-264-2614. Tickets $10/adult, $7/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 9 p.m.

27 Saturday WERA Motorcycle Racing: This race is classified as racing older motorcycles that are at least 25 yrs. or older. Enjoy a running start, literally where the riders have to run to their bikes before racing off and side-car racing. Info at www. millermotorsportspark.com. Miller Motorsports Park, 2901 N. Sheep Lane. Garden Adventures: Sun Chefs. A hands-on craft, demonstration or project for children to complete and take home. Ages 4-12 with one caregiver. No infants, please. $7/non-members, $5/members. Registration required by calling 801-5818454. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, 10-11:30 a.m. Enrichment Day: Designed to increase visitor awareness about what enrichment is and what is done at the Zoo to enhance the lives of the animals. A fun day for visitors, staff, volunteers and the animals. Included in regular admission. Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lego Engineering: Explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and architecture while playing with your favorite creations. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m. Dig Into Learning: Dig into reading this summer with cool dig-themed events. Compare specimens from Utah’s Cretaceous past to their modern day counterparts. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m. Bug Brigade: Millipedes, cockroaches and tarantulas might seem creepy, but spend some time with these creatures and you’ll see just how incredible they are. Learn all about bugs’ anatomy, behavior and impact on the environment. All ages. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, 2-4 p.m.

American Girl Club: Join in discussing all things American Girl. Bring a friend, your doll and have fun. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State St., 4 p.m.

Journey To The Center Of The Earth: Descend into the abyss and make your way through to the center of the world where fun activities await brave explorers. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 2 p.m.

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as a brightly colored parachute becomes a magical toadstool or a dragon’s lair in fun games all can play. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 3-4 p.m. Birds Of Prey Up Close: Meet the park naturalist at the campground amphitheater to learn about these amazing birds. Info at 435-654-1791. Wasatch Mountain State Park, 750 Homestead Dr., 7 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Bring your family for some fun performances at the amphitheater this summer. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-264-2614. Twelve Dancing Princesses, produced by MAC. Tickets $10/adult, $7/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8 p.m. Star Party: See the wonders of the universe through telescopes provided by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Weather permitting. Dusk to 11 p.m. Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, State Road 138, 9 p.m.

28 Sunday WERA Motorcycle Racing: One of the premier and oldest sanctioned motorcycle racing bodies around. This race is classified as racing older motorcycles that are at least 25 yrs. or older. Enjoy a running start, literally where the riders have to run to their bikes before racing off and side-car racing. Info at www. millermotorsportspark.com. Miller Motorsports Park, 2901 N. Sheep Lane.

29 Monday Parachute And Bubbles Fairytale Style: Make tiny fairy-size bubbles to enormous troll-size bubbles. Use your imagination as a brightly colored parachute becomes a magical toadstool or a dragon’s lair in fun games all can play. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7 p.m. Utah Stix Jugglers: Family entertainment with freestyle juggling moves and juggling demonstrations. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 7-8 p.m. Gold Panning: There’s gold in Utah! Learn where and how to pan for gold. Time permitting, kids will be able to try their hand at gold panning. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8 p.m. World Stage Summer Concert Series: Free concert. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, 8 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Bring your family for some fun performances at the amphitheater this summer. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-264-2614. Twelve Dancing Princesses, produced by MAC. Tickets $10/adult, $7/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8 p.m.

30 Tuesday Old MacDonald’s Mixed Up Farm: Puppet show. Old MacDonald’s all mixed up and so are the cows. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

All Aboard The Golden Spike Express Train: Kids are invited to take a ride on the Golden Spike Express Train. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30 a.m.noon. Parade Of Raptors: A program on environmental conservation by HawkWatch International featuring live, wild birds. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 11 a.m. Magician Paul Brewer: With degrees in education and theater plus 30 yrs. of experience around the world, Paul Brewer can teach and entertain in ways that appeal to parents and kids alike. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 2 p.m. Recycle And Make Your Own Paper: Learn how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle. We’ll make paper. Elementary ages. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 2-3 p.m. Movie Tuesdays: Enjoy a family-friendly movie. Watch The Land Before Time, rated G. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-4 p.m. Dig Into Reading Crafts: Make different crafts each week. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-5 p.m. Terrific Tuesday: Enjoy an evening of exciting family fun activities including arts and crafts, guest speakers, movies, games, demonstrations and more. Free. Details at www.galecenter.org. Gale Center, 10300 S. Beckstead Ln., 6 p.m. Utah Film Center Movie Screenings: The world of film comes to local audiences through free community screenings with the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema. Visit utahfilmcenter.org. Watch The Moo Man, not rated. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 7 p.m. Utah Stix Jugglers: Family entertainment with freestyle juggling moves and juggling demonstrations. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 7-8 p.m. Night Time Storytime: Stories, songs and fun activities for all ages. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 7-7:30 p.m. Dig Into The Growing World: How do plants grow? How do soil and erosion work? What do you know about minerals and mining? Take home a related craft. Ages 6-12. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-8 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Twelve Dancing Princesses, produced by MAC. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-264-2614. Tickets $10/adult, $7/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8 p.m.

31 Wednesday Old MacDonald’s Mixed Up Farm: Puppet show. Old MacDonald’s all mixed up and so are the cows. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Music And Movement: Be prepared to be active. Suitable for ages 1 and up. Children must be accompanied by an


adult. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 10:30-11 a.m. Lefty’s Wild West Show: Meet Lefty the cowboy and his fun and educational Wild West show. Outside, weather permitting. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Harold And The Purple Crayon: Adventure with Harold through Crockett Johnson’s classic story. Classical music selections and activities including bubbles, parachute and movement highlight this adventure. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Science In Your Kitchen: Scientific reactions are happening every day in your own kitchen that you don’t even notice. Learn about states of matter and watch fun experiments. Finish with a takehome experiment of the sidewalk chalk you created together. Ages 6-11. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-3 p.m. Diggers And Burrowers: Animals love the dirt too. You’ll dig meeting these diggers and burrowers including a Tarantula, Emperor Scorpion, Uromastyx, Monitor Lizard and others. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 3-4 p.m. Dig Into Art: Artists throughout time have created their own paintbrushes from things found in their garden. Make your own brushes out of unusual materials like grass, feathers or fur then dip them in paint and put them to work. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park: Twelve Dancing Princesses, produced by MAC. Ticket info at www.murray.utah.gov or 801-264-2614. Tickets $10/adult, $7/senior and child. Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, 8 p.m.

crowd. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 11 a.m. Also at Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m. Baby & Me: This storytime is for infants up to 18 mos. of age, with one caring adult per child. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 3:30 p.m. Museum Mondays: Creative dinosaurrelated activities perfect for a night out with the family. $10/adults, $8/children (3-12). Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 5-7 p.m. Family Night On The Farm: Visit the animals, enjoy farm activities, and take home a craft. Admission applies. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 5-7 p.m. Monday Night Family Night: See and touch some of the coolest reptiles on the planet. Watch an animal feeding at 7 p.m. $5/age 13 and up, $3/seniors 65+ and ages 3-12, free/2 and under. Scales & Tails, 3584 S. 1950 West #13, 5-8 p.m. Monday Night Garden Adventures: Garden Adventure nights are outdoor events filled with learning opportunities and great activities for the whole family. $10/adults, $6/child (3-12), $9/seniors. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 6-8 p.m. Family Game Night: Enjoy an evening with your family and friends with board, card and party games. Great for all ages. Fongo Bongo Games, 1751 W. 12600 South, 6 p.m. Family Night At The Library: Familyoriented events that are fun for all ages. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8 p.m. Runs Jul 1-Jul 31.

Tuesdays

Ongoing

Mommy And Me Play Group: Fun activities, games and snacks for ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. Free. Granite Community Center, 2500 S. State, 10-11:30 a.m.

Mondays

Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest crowd. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 10:15 a.m.

Ready, Set, Move: Move to the beat in this program full of music and movement for ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Except Jun 24. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:30-10:55 a.m. Runs Jun 1-30. Dig The Beat: Music and movement storytime for babies and families. Except Jun 3. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Stories And Playtime Fun: Let your kids play with the library’s toys, games, coloring activity and a craft while you sit back and take it easy. Ages 0-6. Except Jul 8 and 15. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Runs Jul 1-Jul 31.

Stop In For Stories: Fun stories and a craft for children 2-7. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Jun 18-Jul 23. Little Diggers Reading Club: Summer storytime with books, songs and activities for the little ones ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Runs Jun 4-18. Music And Movement: Ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Come prepared to move. Except Jul 9. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Jul 1-23.

Marvelous Monday: Books, fingerplays, poetry, music and fun. All ages with adult. Except Jun 3. Jul 22, 11 a.m. only, Jul 29, 2 p.m. only. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. Except Jul 4. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m.; Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 11 a.m.; SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 4 p.m.

Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest

Pottery Barn Book Club: Weekly

storytime for all ages. Members receive an official Book Club Card and will receive a special gift after attending five storytimes. Pottery Barn Kids, 602 E. 500 South, 11-11:30 a.m. Time For Tots: Become a master storyteller and develop your child’s critical thinking skills. Ages 18 mos.-3 yrs. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

2131 S. 1100 East, 10 a.m.; Sweet Library, 455 F St., 10 a.m.; SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 11 a.m.; Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 4 p.m. Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. Except Jul 24. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m.; Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, 11 a.m.; Sweet Library, 455 F St., 11 a.m.

Tuesday Storytime: A fun storytime for children. Barnes and Noble Sugar House, 1104 E. 2100 South, 11 a.m.

Baby & Me: This storytime is for infants up to 18 mos. of age, with one caring adult per child. Except Jul 24. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 10 a.m.

Tales For Tots: A fun storytime for children typically followed by a craft activity related to the story that guests may take home. Regular admission rates apply, members are free. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m.

Cuddle Time: Songs, nursery rhymes and fun times in a storytime for babies up to 2 1/2 yrs. with an adult. 15-min. storytime followed by 15-min. playtime. Except Jun 26 and Jul 3. Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Rd., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Wiggle Worms: An interactive program of stories, songs and action rhymes for infants up to 2 1/2 yrs. of age. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Runs Jun 18-Jul 23.

A To Z Storytime: A storytime perfect for preschoolers. Except Jul 24. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Runs Jul 10-Jul 31.

Murray Arts In The Park Lunch Concert Series: Bring your lunch and enjoy free concerts in the Murray Park Pavilion #5. Schedule at www.murray.utah.gov. Murray Park, 202 E. Murray Park Ave., noon. Runs Jun 11-Aug 6. Reading With My Gnomies Read-AThon: Spend an hour reading at the library. Mark the time read on your reading record and dig up gnome treasures. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 1:30-3 p.m. Runs Jun 11-Jul 30.

Stop In For Stories: Fun stories and a craft for children 2-7. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Jun 18-Jul 17. Drop-In Preschool Storytime: Stories, music, activities and crafts. Ages 3-5. Except Jul 24. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 10:30-11 a.m. Little Spelunkers Storytime: Stories, games, crafts & more related to the theme Dig Into Reading. Ages 0-4. Except Jun 5, Jul 17 and 24. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Preschool Fitness: It’s a reverse storytime. Lots of action with a story break. Adults, come ready to take part with your kids. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 2-2:45 p.m.

Little Diggers Reading Club: Summer storytime with books, songs and activities for the little ones ages 2-6. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Runs Jun 5-19.

Spelunkers Storytime: Stories, games, crafts and more all related to the theme Dig Into Reading. Ages 4-7. Except Jul 16. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 2-3 p.m. Runs Jun 11-Jul 30.

Wonderful Wednesday Storytime: A fun storytime for children. Barnes and Noble South Towne Marketplace, 10180 S. State St., 11 a.m.

Digscover Tuesdays: Different activities every Tuesday. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 2-3:30 p.m. Runs Jul 1-Jul 31. Dig Into Reading Crafts: Make different crafts each week. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 3-5 p.m. Runs Jun 1-Jun 30. Make-It Molerats: Make a fun craft to take home. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 3-5:30 p.m. Runs Jun 1-Jun 30. Concert In The Park: Enjoy free, informal concerts at the beautiful Brigham Young Historic Park. All ages welcome. Seating limited, blankets or lawn chairs welcome. Except Jul 19. Brigham Young Park, 101 E. 1st Ave, 8 p.m.

Wednesdays Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest crowd. Except Jul 24. Sprague Library,

Creative Kids: Children will explore their inner artist through creative work with paint, clay, and glue. Ages 2-5. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tales For Tots: A fun storytime for children typically followed by a craft activity related to the story that guests may take home. Regular admission rates apply, members are free. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 11 a.m. Wiggle Worms: An interactive program of stories, songs and action rhymes for infants up to 2 1/2 yrs. of age. No registration required. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Runs Jun 18-Jul 17. Dig Into Reading: Come to the library for 30 mins. of stories and you can count it toward your summer reading prizes. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 11:1511:45 a.m. Big Diggers Activity Club: Stories, JUNE/JULY 2013 UTAHFAMILY.COM 53


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games and crafts for kids grades K-6th. Except Jul 3 and 24. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 2-3 p.m. Your Library, Dig It!: Fun and games celebrating the summer library program. Except Jun 5 and Jul 24. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday Crafts: For kids of all ages and their families. Except Jul 24. DayRiverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4 p.m. Also at SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 4 p.m. Magna Chess Club: For children, teens and adults. Children under 12 need to be with an adult. No registration necessary. Everyone welcome from beginners to masters. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Runs Jun 1-Jul 17. Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series: Bring the family for a picnic and dancing. Free. Except Jul 24. Deer Valley Resort, 2250 Deer Valley Dr. South, 6-8 p.m. Runs Jun 19-Aug 28.

Thursdays Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. Except Jul 4. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 10 a.m. Also at Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 11 a.m. Preschool Storytime: For children ages 3-6 yrs. with a caregiver. Except Jul 4. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 10 a.m. Mommy And Me Play Group: Fun activities, games and snacks for ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. Free. Granite Community Center, 2500 S. State, 10-11:30 a.m. Tiny Tot Tales: Storytime for toddlers and babies. Participating grown-up must attend. Registration required. Ages 3 mos.3 yrs. Registration required. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Runs Jul 11-Jul 25. Book Baby: Storytime for the youngest crowd. Except Jul 4. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 10:15 a.m. Also at SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 11 a.m. Stop In For Stories: Fun stories and a craft for children 2-7. No registration. Except Jul 4. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Jun 18-Jul 25. Toddler Playtime: Bring your little ones for playtime at the library. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 10:30-11:45 a.m. Runs Jun 11-25. Dig The Beat: Music and movement storytime for babies and families. Weekly except Jul 4. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Jun 13-Jul 25. Little Diggers Storytime: A fun, drop-in storytime geared for ages 5 and under but everyone is welcome. Except Jul 4. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Ft. Union Blvd., 10:30-11 a.m. Runs Jun 13-Jul 31. Toddler Time: For children ages 18 mos.54 UTAHFAMILY.COM JUNE/JULY 2013

3 yrs. with a caregiver. Except Jul 4. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., 11 a.m. Little Scientist: Children are encouraged to ask questions about nature and to seek answers through collecting things, counting and measuring, making observations, and experimenting. Ages 2-5. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Storytime At King’s English: Listen to stories, meet new friends and have fun. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 11 a.m. Family Nature Program: Enjoy free family-friendly entertainment at Silver Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Nature puppet show at the Nature Center. Big Cottonwood Canyon, 11-11:20 a.m. Herriman Chess Club: All ages and abilities. Children under 10 need to be with adult. Except Jul 4. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 4-6 p.m. Alphabet Soup: Focuses on a different letter of the alphabet each week with a recipe for family literacy that includes stories and songs, theater, art, science, history, vocabulary development and more. $3/child and $1/adult after 6 p.m. Treehouse Children’s Museum, 347 22nd St., 6-8 p.m. Family Bilingual Storytime/Hora Del Cuento Bilingue: Stories, songs and games in Spanish and English. Except Jul 4. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 7 p.m. Jammy Time: Evening drop-in story time for kids ages 2-7 and their families. No registration required. Except Jul 4. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 7-7:30 p.m. Runs Jun 20-Jul 25

Fridays Preschool Storytime: Stories and merriment for preschoolers. Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, 11 a.m. Amazing Me: Children will participate in a variety of health, safety and self-esteem building activities. Ages 3-7. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Storytime At King’s English: Listen to stories, meet new friends and have fun. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 11 a.m. Family Nature Program: Enjoy free family-friendly entertainment at Silver Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Nature storytime. Big Cottonwood Canyon, 1111:30 a.m. Friday Storytime: Stories, music, games and more. Barnes and Noble The Pointe at 53rd, 5249 S. State St., 1 p.m. Murray Arts In The Park Children’s Matinees: Free entertainment in Pavilion #5. Schedule at www.murray.utah.gov. Murray Park, 202 E. Murray Park Ave., 2 p.m. Runs Jun 13-Aug 8.

Science Matters: Families explore evidence, conduct experiments and draw conclusions with different scientific themes. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 2:30 and 5 p.m.

Science Matters: Families explore evidence, conduct experiments and draw conclusions with different scientific themes. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Friday Afternoon Movies: Enjoy a different children’s film each Friday. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 3 p.m.

The Canyons Summer Concert Series: Free live music every Saturday evening. Schedule at www.canyonsresort.com. Canyons Resort, 4000 Canyons Resort Dr., 6 p.m. Runs Jul 20-Aug 31.

Studio 444: Little ones, older children and parents create masterpieces of art together using a wide variety of media in this half-hour workshop. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 4 p.m. Concert In The Park: Free concerts. All ages. Seating limited, blankets or lawn chairs welcome. Except Jul 19. Brigham Young Park, 101 E. 1st Ave, 8 p.m.

Saturdays Young Athletes: An innovative 7-week sports-play program developed by Special Olympics Utah that provides opportunities for young children with intellectual disabilities to be active, have fun and learn foundational sports skills. Free. Registration at www.sout.org/youngathletes. Westminster College Dumke Field, 1840 S. 1300 East, 9-10 a.m. Runs Jun 1-Jul 13. Saturday Safari: See and touch some of the coolest reptiles on the planet. $5/age 13 and up, $3/seniors 65+ and ages 3-12, free/2 and under. Scales & Tails, 3584 S. 1950 West #13, 10 a.m.-noon. Saturday Storytime: Fun weekly stories and activities. Barnes and Noble West Jordan, 7157 Plaza Center Dr., 11 a.m.; Barnes and Noble Ft. Union, 7119 S. 1300 East, 11 a.m.; Barnes and Noble Sugar House, 1104 E. 2100 South, 11 a.m.

Cool Air Concert Series: Free outdoor concerts for the whole family. Coolers are permitted, dogs are not. Snowbird, Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, 6-8 p.m. Runs Jun 22-Aug 10. Homestead Saturday Night Concerts: Free weekly concerts. Picnic dinners, including classic summer favorites, are available for pre-order. Concert schedule at www.gohebervalley.com/homesteadsaturday-concert. Homestead Resort, 700 Homestead Dr., Midway, 7 p.m. Temple Square Performances: Enjoy various performances. Info at lds.org/ events or call 801-240-3323. Admission limited to those 8 and older. Temple Square, 50 W. North Temple, 7:30 p.m.

Sundays Flying Ace All-Star Freestyle Show: Olympians and national team athletes put on a 30 min. freestyle aerial show for spectators every Saturday during the summer. $10/adults, $/youth and seniors, free/2 and under. Utah Olympic Park, 3419 Olympic Parkway, 1 p.m. Weekend Wiggletime: Action-packed, movement-oriented stories. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 3 p.m.

Other Ongoing

Studio 444: Little ones, older children and parents create masterpieces of art together using a wide variety of media in this half-hour workshop. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Annie: The production we have all grown to love with songs such as Tomorrow and It’s a Hard-Knock Life. Tickets $10/adults, $7/seniors, students and military, $5/ children at www.drapertheatre.org. Draper Historic Theatre, 12366 South 900 East, 7 p.m. Runs Jun 7-22.

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

Princess Festival: Grab your tiaras, crowns and sashes. Featuring 5 new Princess adventures where children hunt for clues with other Princesses, solve problems, help people, play in fun events, and watch entertaining shows. Activities are geared to help children learn the values of caring about others, kindness, forgiveness and courage. Prices at www. princessfestival.com. Morning session 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Afternoon session 2-6 p.m. Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 9 a.m. Runs June 18-22, 25-29.

Storytime At King’s English: Listen to stories, meet new friends and have fun. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 11 a.m. Science Saturday: Investigate the world around you with a different science program or experiment each week. Elementary ages. Except Jul 6. Millcreek Library, 2250 Evergreen Ave., 11 a.m.noon. Runs Jun 15-Jul 27. Cuentame Cuentos: Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 2 p.m. Movie Matinee: Enjoy a family friendly movie. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 2-4 p.m. Runs Jul 1-Jul 31.

Once Upon A Mattress: If you thought you knew the story of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea, you may be in for a walloping surprise. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Tickets $15/GA, $8/students at www.kingsburyhall.utah. edu. Babcock Theater, 300 S. 1400 East lower level, 7:30 p.m. Runs Jun 19-Jul 7.


Farmers’ Markets By Maryann Alston

If your goal is to offer your family more fresh fruits, produce, and perhaps organic meats and cheeses, visit one of the many farmers’ markets in our area. Take the children along! Many markets offer children’s activities, entertainment, and chances are, if you let your kids pick out their own fruits and veggies, they’ll actually eat them. Many farmers’ markets along the Wasatch Front are open rain or shine, and host a number of local farmers, food artisans, artists, prepared food vendors, and musicians. Come out and see what Utah has to offer, visit a farmers’ market!

Tuesdays

Downtown Farmers’ Market

Over 250 vendors including artisans, farmers, vendors and crafts. Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West in Salt Lake City. Jun 8-Oct. 31 from 4 p.m.-dusk slcfarmersmarket.org

West Jordan Farmers’ Market

7875 Redwood Rd. in West Jordan July-September from 5 p.m.-dusk wjordan.com

Wednesdays

Park City Farmers’ Market

Visit the Cabriolet parking lot for fresh produce, fresh baked bread and arts and crafts from local vendors. The Cabriolet lift will be open to take guests into the Resort Village. 4000 The Canyons Resort Drive, Park City June–October from noon–6 p.m. parkcityfarmersmarket.com

Thursdays

Pleasant Grove Promenade

100 South Main St., Pleasant Grove July – September | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fridays

Happy Valley Farmers’ Market 4801 N. University Ave. in Provo

July–October from 5-9 p.m. happyvalleyfm.com

Murray Park Farmers’ Market

The popular Murray Farmers Market is held in beautiful Murray Park and offers an assortment of organic food, vegetables and fruits. 5025 S. State Street, Murray August–October from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Sugar House Farmers’ Market

Every child in attendance will receive a Junior Farmer’s Passport they can bring to every vendor to get stamped as they learn all about the local foods offered. A full Passport will grant the child a goody bag to take home! Sugarhouse Park, 2100 S. 1400 East in Salt Lake City July–October from 4-8 p.m. sugarhousefarmersmarket.com

Thanksgiving Point Farmers’ Market 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi July–September from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. wasatchfrontfarmersmarket.org

Millcreek Market and Movie

This market will be held in conjunction with Millcreek Movies in the Park at various parks throughout the Millcreek area. Visit www.millcreekoutdoors.org to find the park schedule. Various Parks in Millcreek Area, Salt Lake City June–August from 5-8 p.m. Movies start at 8:45 p.m.

www.wasatchfrontfarmersmarket.org

June–September from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturdays

People’s Market

Downtown Farmers’ Market

300 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City June–October from 8 a.m–1:00 pm slcfarmersmarket.org

Gardner Village Farmers’ Market

The Wasatch Front Farmers Market is excited to have their second year at Historic Gardner Village every Saturday. There are over 90 vendors to shop with and plenty of food, fun and atmosphere. Rain or shine. 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan June–October from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. WitchFest Market in October, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. wasatchfrontfarmersmarket.org

Murray Park Farmers’ Market

5025 S. State Street August–October from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Provo Farmers’ Market

Come and swap seedlings here! In addition to vendors and food, you can purchase seeds, crafts and homemade items. New this year: People’s Market will match food stamp benefits redeemed at the market (up to $10). International Peace Gardens 1000 S. 900 West in Salt Lake City June–October from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. slcpeoplesmarket.org

Wheeler Farm Farmers’ Market

It’s not uncommon for a rooster or two to wander by while visiting this market. The Wheeler Farm Farmers’ Market takes place on a real demonstration farm that includes cows, horses, sheep, goats, chickens, and much more. Wheeler Historic Farm 6351 S. 900 East in Murray June–October from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. wasatchfrontfarmersmarket.org

500 West Center Street, Provo June-October from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Year-Round

South Jordan Towne Center Farmers’ Market 1600 W. Towne Center Dr. in South Jordan August-October from 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

The Market Store is full of fresh and local fruits and veggies and the best crafts made by all the same wonderful people that are at the markets every week during the summer. 5823 South State Street, Murray Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. wasatchfrontfarmersmarket.org

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Places To Party By Andrea Moore

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host, ice cream for 8 guests, 2 flavors of soft drinks, 1 large 1-topping pizza and a 40 point arcade token card for the birthday child. From that point, you can pick from unlimited skating, amusement rides, mini-golf or even a game of laser tag. If you’d prefer to customize your party, you may also choose from a variety of add-ons. And although you are not allowed to bring in outside food or drinks, you can make arrangements to bring in your own birthday cake or arrange for Hollywood Connection to provide one for you. They supply everything else, even

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Hoppin’ Parties Happen At Kangaroo Zoo Kangaroo Zoo Now Has 3 Wasatch Front Locations

Living in the state with the most children in the United States brings the demand to provide all sorts of services for these children and their parents. That would explain the outcropping of bounce houses and other similar party businesses along the Wasatch front. Kangaroo Zoo, first opened in 2007, is one of these businesses with three locations in Pleasant Grove, North Salt Lake and Ogden. “We wanted to create an environment for both children and adults to be together,” explains Chad George, owner of Kangaroo Zoo. He didn’t just drop in some bounce houses in a giant warehouse and say ‘good enough.’ Instead, keeping parents’ enjoyment in mind, he also set up tables, chairs and sofas along with providing free wi-fi so parents can sit back and relax while the kids play. There are also all sorts of things to bounce on, climb up, slide down and more. Birthday parties at Kangaroo Zoo are fun and as easy as you want them to be. “Our birthday parties are designed so parents can do as little or as much as they want,” says George. There are themed party rooms that give the party a fun and interesting backdrop. You can bring decorations if you want but the party rooms already create the perfect party environment, making for one less thing for you to do. The party includes: custom party invites, a party host for the entire party, 58 utahfamily.com JUNE/JULY 2013

90 minutes of play time and 45 minutes in the party room. The party kid receives a helium balloon bouquet; and there are t-shirts for the guests and drinks. Pizza is available for purchase along with snacks and other treats from the concessions stand. You may bring in your own cake and homemade food if you choose (commercially produced food is not allowed). “Our goal is to provide parents with the precise party that they want,” says George. They have also kept a parent’s budget in mind. “We have designed [our parties] to be very flexible,” George explains. “If someone only has budget for a few kids, they can let the kids play then go home and open presents and have cake. You don’t have to buy the whole package or you can buy the full-service party package.” Kangaroo Zoo is open Monday through Saturday for open bounce and birthday parties. While party-goers do not get exclusive use of the facility during the play time, the party rooms are just for your party. Open bounce is $7.99 Monday through Thursday and $8.99 Friday through Saturday with children 2 years and younger getting in for $5. “Virtually anyone can celebrate their birthday at Kangaroo Zoo,” says George. One surprising group of people that have celebrated their birthdays at Kangaroo Zoo is grandparents; a group they never anticipated. The entire family comes to celebrate, the kids get to run around and the adults get to visit. Whether you have a small family or a very large one, Kangaroo Zoo is a great place to just come and play, or celebrate the next birthday in your family. Kangaroo Zoo Pleasant Grove 513 W. 700 South 801-785-9999 North Salt Lake 395 N. Redwood Road 801-295-1900 Ogden 184 20th Street 801-622-1000


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Teen Scene Calendar

JUNE 14 Friday Teen Hair Stix: Make chopstix for your hair, a loved one, a friend or use them as decor for your personal space. Teens. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m. Teen Tween Make And Take: Teens and tweens ages 10-18 are invited to make something fun. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 4-5 p.m. Kinect With Dungeons And Dragons: Play one of the most popular role-playing games out there. No experience required. Don›t like D&D? Play on the Kinect. Teens. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Fort Union Blvd., 4-5:30 p.m. Afterhours Online Gaming: Play after the library closes without fighting for computer time. Permission slip and registration required. Teens. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 6:15-8 p.m.

15 Saturday Make Your Own Terrarium: Learn how to build your own world, from the ground up. Using a simple mason jar, you can assemble a standalone ecosystem to watch grow throughout the summer. Teens. Sweet Library, 455 F St., 1-3 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament: Come and play Yu-Gi-Oh for fun and card trading. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 2-5 p.m.

17 Monday Utah Ghost Towns And Mines: Enjoy a multimedia presentation about mining, agricultural and railroad towns. Teens and adults. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 7-8 p.m.

22 Saturday Calling All Zombies: A makeup workshop lead by Aspen McKenna Makeup Artistry. Get a free photo of your zombie look. Reservations required by calling 801-594-8611. Teens. Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, 2-3 p.m. Beneath The Surface, Soap Making: Learn how to make your own soap. All supplies provided. Teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 2:30-4 p.m. Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Watch Beautiful Creatures, rated PG-13. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 3-5:30 p.m. Tyler Anime Club: Fun activities and Japanese culture. Ages 12-17. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 3-4:30 p.m. Teen Movie Lock-In Party: Bring your own pillows, blankets and snacks. Signed permission slips required. Watch Jack the Giant Slayer, rated PG-13. Ages 10-16, no exceptions. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 6:15-9:15 p.m.

24 Monday Teen Writing Club: Practice your writing skills, learn new techniques, read what other teen writers are working on, and hear helpful comments about your own writing. Grades 7-12. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 3:45-5:15 p.m.

25 Tuesday Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Watch The Hobbit, rated PG-13. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 1-4 p.m.

or other Harry Potter inspired costume and celebrate with cake, party games, socks and a wand craft. Prizes for best costumes will be awarded. Registration required. Teens. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 2-4 p.m. Tagging Your Library: Put your graffiti skills to good use and learn more about underground street art. By the end of the afternoon, you’ll create a one-of-a-kind work of art to hang at the library. Teens. Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, 4-5:30 p.m. Les Miserables Sing-A-Long: Sing-a-long with the movie Les Miserables, rated PG-13. There will also be MuVChat fun so bring your cell phones to text messages that appear on the screen. Ages 12 and up. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 5:30-8:15 p.m.

JULY 6 Saturday Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 11 a.m.noon. Holladay Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Help plan library programs for teens, meet new friends, and earn volunteer hours. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 2-3 p.m.

9 Tuesday

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Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Watch Jack the Giant Slayer, rated PG-13. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 1-3 p.m.

Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Watch Warm Bodies, rated PG-13. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 1-3 p.m.

Tween Movie Night: Ages 9-13 only. Bring a cell phone to text to the big screen during the movie. Watch Monsters Inc., rated G. South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Rd., 7-9 p.m.

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

CD Art: Scratch designs on the back of an old CD and see a rainbow of colors shine through. Teens. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 2-3 p.m.

26 Wednesday

Teen Tuesdays: A fun activity for teens. Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 2-3 p.m.

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

20 Thursday Bracelet Jewelry Craft: Learn to make a bead and cord bracelet with Tremaine Senton of Heart Beads Jewelry. Space and supplies limited so registration is required. Grades 7-12. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CD Art: Scratch designs on the back of an old CD and see a rainbow of colors shine through. Teens. Ages 10-16. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-3 p.m. Teen Movie Night: Fun movies for teens. Watch Beautiful Creatures, rated PG-13. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-8:30 p.m.

21 Friday Books Into Movies Bookclub: Read and watch Beautiful Creatures, rated PG-13. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m.

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

27 Thursday Ninjas: Make your own cool ninja figure and win a prize too. Ages 10-16. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-3 p.m. Gamer’s Club: Play Yu.Gi.Oh. or Magic: the Gathering with other Gamers. Each month will have a different theme for the Tournament. Participate in the theme of the month and receive a free prize! Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-5 p.m. Mad Tea Party: Dress up as your favorite movie or book character and enjoy an unusually mad tea party. Treats and prizes for best costume. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Fort Union Blvd., 3-4:30 p.m.

28 Friday Harry Potter Event, Dobby’s Birthday Party: Dress in your Hogwart›s school robes

Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

11 Thursday Mahndi Madness, Henna Tattoos: Create an awesome temporary tattoo. Make your own design and have an Indian treat. Ages 10-16. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-3 p.m. Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 7-8 p.m.

12 Friday Marker Tie-Dye: Make your own retro tie-dye t-shirt in about 40 mins. with permanent markers. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Outside. Some t-shirts provided but recommend bringing your own pre-washed, white t-shirt. Ages 12-19. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Fort Union Blvd., 2-4 p.m. JUNE/JULY 2013 UTAHFAMILY.COM 61


Teen Scene By Pam Molnar

The Green Teen Where Can They Cut Out the Waste? Teens are naturally oblivious to the resources around them. If the refrigerator is empty, their parents fill it. At home, the electricity is always on and the water is always flowing. When the garbage cans get full, we bring them to the curb and they are taken away. As our teens approach adulthood it is the perfect time to get them involved in lowering their own ecological foot print. Consider these tips for making your teen aware of her use, or misuse of Mother Earth. Don’t watch it run down the drain. A visual is a great way to see how much water your teen is letting slip down the drain. To show your teen how much water she uses, close the drain the next time she showers. According to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the average shower is between 8 and 9 minutes long. When calculating your teens shower time, include the time she lets the water run while it gets up to temperature. While you can change the faucets to affect the amount of water that flows out each second, it is up to the person showering to control the duration. Unplug unnecessary cords. Let them see for themselves how much energy they are using. Teens love gadgets, so why not get them an electricity usage monitor, like a Kill-A-Watt (normally $25 to $50)? Plug in any device to get a reading of the kilowatt consumption of that device. Unplugging energy vampires such as computer printers and unused stereo systems can cut down on your electricity usage. Did you know the average cell phone takes approximately an hour to charge? Encourage your teen to charge their cell phones during the dinner hour instead of overnight. Don’t ask; don’t offer. Teens today get more car rides than they did a generation ago. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1969, 48% students used active transportation (walking 62 utahfamily.com JUNE/JULY 2013

or biking) as their primary mode of travel. In 2009, that number was 13%. As the weather gets nicer, let teens get themselves to and from activities that are nearby. Encourage your child to walk or ride their bike instead of relying on a car to get them there. If the distance or weather prevents walking or biking, set up carpools for those going in the same direction. Make your own grab and go. Our kids’ generation relies too heavily on convenience packaging. Once a week, encourage your teen to make grab and go items instead of buying single serving items. Fill multiple refillable water bottles and stick them in the refrigerator. Make your own fruit cups for lunches and measure out your own individual serving snacks. Purchasing larger containers or buying in bulk saves on that that extra packaging from becoming future garbage. No more last-minute runs. As a parent of a teen, I dread the last minute and often Sunday night, runs to the store for supplies. While their teachers may have given them a week to get graph paper for chapter 6, your teen will often surprise you with that information the night before it’s due. The result is a last minute run to several stores that you may have already visited during the week. Ask your teen to look at his schedule for the upcoming week, determine what he needs and consolidate trips to the store. Not only will you save on gas, you will save yourself a lot of aggravation.

Is it really dirty? Many parents of teens wonder how their child produced two times the amount of laundry as the rest of the family. It’s simple. As they are choosing clothes for the day, the discarded outfit never makes it back on the hanger. In a quick attempt to clean the messy floor, teens gather the clothes and deposit them directly into the hamper. Combat this wasteful habit by having your teen do their laundry. It is amazing how resourceful teens can be when it means less work for them. Make a contest. Unlike our generation, our children have been aware of greener actions for a long time. Challenge your children to find more places to reduce waste for your family and make a game out of it. Give them a week to think about it and let everyone present their idea to the family. Take a vote and award a prize to the best idea. Start implementing it into your family’s routine right away. Teens are naturally self-absorbed. An old joke asks, “How many teens does it take to change a light bulb?” The answer is: just one. She holds it up and the world revolves around her. Teach your teen that her choices affect the Earth she shares with the other 7 billion people who live here. Simple actions, when put into practice by many, can help the world keep revolving for all of us. Pam Molnar is the mother of a teen and two tweens. She hopes her eco-friendly nagging sinks in soon.


Teen Calendar

Shrinky Dink Fun: Experience the fun of watching your art shrink using Shrinky Dink. Teens. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m.

13 Saturday Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament: Come and play Yu-Gi-Oh for fun and card trading. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

16 Tuesday Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Watch Honey I Shrunk the Kids, rated PG. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 1-3 p.m. Teen Gaming Night: All teens are invited for a fun night of gaming. Treats provided. Ages 11-17. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 6-7:30 p.m.

18 Thursday Iron Chef Cook-Off: Teams make the most delicious looking dessert using the supplies provided. Registration required. Teens. Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., 2-4 p.m. Teen Movie Night: Fun movies for teens. Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, 6-8 p.m.

19 Friday Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, 3-5 p.m.

20 Saturday Fold Your Own Accordion Books: Get a primer in book-making with the accordion book form, and take home a journal to fill with your own words and pictures. Teens. SLC Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 1-3 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament: Come and play Yu-Gi-Oh

for fun and card trading. Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, 2-5 p.m. Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Join the teen advisory board and help to plan programs for teens, write for the teen newsletter, meet new friends, and get volunteer hours. Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Fort Union Blvd., 2-3 p.m. Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Ages 11 and up. Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, 3-5:30 p.m. Tyler Anime Club: Fun activities and Japanese culture. Ages 12-17. Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 8041 S. Wood St., 3-4:30 p.m. Beneath The Surface, Tie & ‘stache: Make your own clever disguise with a duct tape bow tie and moustache. All supplies provided. Teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 3-4 p.m. Teen Movie Lock-In Party: Bring your own pillows, blankets and snacks. Signed permission slips required. Watch Sherlock Holmes 2, rated PG-13. Ages 10-16. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 6:15-9:15 p.m.

23 Tuesday Teen Anime Club: Preview new anime episodes, share your artwork and discuss manga and anime with other teens. West Jordan Library, 1825 W. 8030 South, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Teen Book Club: Book discussion, treats and games. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 7-8 p.m.

25 Thursday Elastic Cord Bracelets: Learn how to make your own necklaces and bracelets out of washers, beads and other materials. Prizes too. Ages 1016. Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way, 2-3 p.m. Gamer’s Club: Play Yu.Gi.Oh. or Magic: the Gathering with other Gamers. Each month will have a different theme for the Tournament. Participate in the theme of the month and receive a free prize! Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, 3-5 p.m.

29 Monday Teen Writing Club: Practice your writing skills, learn new techniques, read what other teen writers are working on, and hear helpful comments about your own writing. Grades 7-12. Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, 4-5:15 p.m.

30 Tuesday Teen Movie Matinee: Teens watch their favorite movies on the library big screen. Watch Oz the Great and Powerful, rated PG. Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, 1-3:15 p.m. Harry Potter’s Birthday Party: Celebrate Harry Potter›s birthday with a night of food, games, Scene-It and other activities. Holladay Library, 2150 Murray Holladay Rd., 6-7:30 p.m.

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

Ongoing Tuesdays Teen Space: Activities include intramural sports, arts, music, cooking, mentoring and much more. Free. Ages 12-17. Sorenson Multicultural and Unity Fitness Center, 855 W. California Ave., 5-7 p.m.

Thursdays Teen Thursdays: Enjoy movies, activities, crafts, music, snacks and other fun things every Thursday. Tweens and teens welcome. Except Jul 4 and 25. Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West, 2-4 p.m. Teen Space: Intramural sports, arts, music, cooking, mentoring and much more. Free. Ages 12-17. Sorenson Multicultural and Unity Fitness Center, 855 W. California Ave., 5-7 p.m.

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